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People say the same thing during every arc. Gunnerkrigg's pacing is what it is. Nothing about this situation really stands out me as unusual for the story.
If you think it reads poorly in this medium, it might be worth considering reading it when it comes out as a book. Itís definitely written for that pace, so why not increase your enjoyment with a little patience.
Not a backhand?
Oh damn somebody said way back in this thread it was going to be a character from the forest side story.
Anyway I like her. She hunts former neighbours for food and will pick a fight if a nice stranger from two years ago is in trouble.
Not that I blame her. Those neighbors were jerks. And apparently delicious.
While I find that "it reads poorly in this medium" isn't much of an excuse when the comic is being published in this medium first, which should mean it should read well on that medium, and while I can't disagree that Gunnerkrigg's pacing has been established as kinda iffy, none of that addresses my problem with this whole thing, which is that the story suddenly went "And then they were all in a virtual reality nest that the readers had no way of guessing about, and then they were all saved by a character that the readers never knew about and had no reason to think even existed", which is poorer writing than the comic generally displays.
Anyway, on today's comic, I like the green girl and her explanation of what's happened thus far.
Edited by TheLovecraftian on Sep 20th 2019 at 5:08:25 AM
Personally, I never considered it to be a mystery to solve. That is also not this comic's style. Who the hell perfectly predicted what Jones was? No one. Did anyone even get close? So again, that's typical Gunnerkrigg. You don't have to like it, of course, but it's not strange for the comic. The comic sets up a strange situation the reader doesn't understand and then shows what is actually going on.
...And besides, the VR thing didn't particularly matter if you ask me since the characters were still together interacting with each other directly. Guessing who was what was still mostly possible with the exception of the character this chapter was meant to introduce and therefore is supposed to come as a surprise.
But if you think it doesnít read well in this medium, why put yourself through this torture when there are obvious alternatives that would work strictly better for you? Like, this comes across as doing something suboptimal on purpose just to complain.
...because I actually enjoy the comic most of the time? I'm complaining about this specific arc of the story, but that doesn't mean I dislike it as a whole. Yeah, Gunnerkrigg's pacing is kind of off, but that seems to be standard for webcomics. I don't mind that. I'm just not too happy with this storyline in particular, and again, it's not because of pacing. And it's certainly no torture to read it either. I'm allowed to just not enjoy a storyline, aren't I?
We cast ye out!!
But yeah, I would have liked it better if it had been possible to actually work out what was going on physically, instead of getting "it's all mental! Psych!"
Yes, you are allowed to dislike whatever you want, but IMO itís premature to cast judgement on a ďstorylineĒ until the end chapter symbol is shown. Until thatís shown, we donít know where we are in the arc. Like I said, this reads as a character intro and/or complication intro to me, not a complete story.
Well, yeah, but I can say what my impressions thus far are, and that's what my impressions thus far are. There's nothing stopping the story from proving me completely wrong, and if it does I'll gladly admit to it, but thus far, that's what I'm thinking about it.
It is very possible to say "This right here was a bad move" without judging the entire storyline from here on out.
Oh snap, did City Annie get a crush on Eglamore after all?
No, she's just embarrassed that her powers didn't work.
^^^itís very possible to say anything you want whenever, just like Iím saying rn that we donít know what foundation this is setting up for the future just yet. Unlike a book or movie, we donít even know how many pages/minutes are left so we canít even approximate when the pay off should be.
Edited by ch00beh on Sep 22nd 2019 at 10:05:16 AM
Yes the nest, which you are still inside, is wood and paper. Setting it on fire is a marvelous idea.
Kat should introduce her to Jaya Ballard, Task Mage. "Of course you should fight fire with fire. You should fight everything with fire."
Annie's powers explicitly include the ability to burn only what she wants to burn.
Now, does anybody still have an issue with Coyote probably tricking and using a hive of miasmic little illusion blighters as inadvertent guardian bosses for a part of him... by remote, too, probably?
Because... enjoy trying to tell me this isn't Coyote territory.
Edited by Euodiachloris on Sep 25th 2019 at 1:19:15 PM
People had a problem with the wasps?
Nope, there was no problem with the idea of those wasps being there. The problem was with the way the concept of percetion-warping was executed in the comic.
Agreed, the problem was how the narrative used the wasps.
The creatures themselves are really cool.
She really should be using a dedicated oxygen flow to get the best cutting temperatures.
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