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You say that like it's a good thing.
Actually I said it as a sarcastic thing. I don't care enough to regard it as good or bad.
Edited by sgamer82 on Sep 20th 2019 at 12:36:46 PM
Well now I just look silly.
See, I get that this is realistic, but from a narrative perspective, it's also really frustrating, and from the specific point of view of having Danny go all sexist again, uncomfortable to watch as well. I can get development not being a straight line, but this satisfies. It just seems like causing conflict that's already taken place and been worked on just for the sake of doing it. Twice in the same book as well, and when Ruth and Billie's entire story is already based on that exact philosophy. It gets tiring, and, to me, uninteresting.
I could argue at length at how Billie and Ruth's repetitive cycle is realistic, but that doesn't make it a good read. It's real to have two depressed alcoholics constantly fuck up, but eventually after nine years you start to think "can't you get over this already?"
Edited by RodimusMinor on Sep 20th 2019 at 4:10:11 AM
I suppose it's also an issue with the fact that Willis' style for the comic covers individual days at length, since these are indeed issues that can't be treated and solved that quickly, but the opposite is also frustrating, so it hurts him no matter what.
But still, there are better ways of handling this than having the same issues crop up in the same ways again and again.
He has such an enormous buffer and when you binge the comic it doesn't seem that bad.
Webcomic time really hurts in this tone.
I think it's part of the problem of doing a character story that's meant to go on indefinitely, and the mix of there being a "real time" of about two months that's lasted nearly a decade.
All of you owe me money
We didn't bet anything though.
Willis really pulled a fast one on us.
Egg on all your faces!
It's actually my superpower to enact changes in webcomics by complaining about them right before they pull a fast one.
I don't quite get why Danny delved into creep territory for a second there though.
Anyway bring on Danny/Sal.
Stupid ideas sometimes get a bit of a headstart before "Wait what the fuck am I doing" catches up.
Also he was whisked to Sal's location instantly by the Spirit of Comedy Strip.
Edited by Adannor on Sep 21st 2019 at 7:00:50 PM
That makes sense. I suppose that's an issue with a daily schedule where you have 24 hours to stew on a reaction.
On a tangential note, I wonder if that kind of audience reaction prevents writers from making their characters too problematic. I remember a tumblr where a webcomic writer talked about how he wanted the hero of his comic to be kind of trashy, and when she used a slur in comic she was immediately assaulted by a supporting character because the author was worried that it would come off as him endorsing that kind of language.
Edited by RodimusMinor on Sep 21st 2019 at 12:06:37 PM
Hm. This is actually nicer. Glad to see we're not rehashing character development for Danny as well.
I think that Willis has mentioned he does a thing where like. He tries to avoid leaving a character in danger, with no hope of aid?
When Carla got misgendered, the strip ends with Ruth showing up, to signify that Carla wouldn’t be alone.
When Toedad attacked the school, it was made clear very quickly that Amber was going to try and stop him.
Which is a sort of variant on that idea.
I understand that logic, especially in Carla's case where you want someone to immediately step in and help her out.
Danny if you date Ethan you're going to start becoming obsessed with the minutiae of toy robots from 1984.
Go with Sal, my dude.
Kinda hypocritical there ay Rodimus?
Besides, you say that like its a bad thing. And I'm fairly certain Willis is trying to avoid retreading the other Walkyverse, so its heavily unlikely we'll be seeing any of the pairings from there in this reality. And while they weren't permanent, Sal and Danny was one of the pairings for awhile.
Edited by RebelFalcon on Sep 22nd 2019 at 3:47:10 PM
I'm trying to save him from my fate damn it.
meanwhile at the vil hall of evil...
I know it's wrong but I am 100% all in on the League of Evil Parents. Get Sal's racist mom and Joyce's mom and Ruth's granddad in there. It'd be a hoot.
Edited by RodimusMinor on Sep 22nd 2019 at 12:14:12 PM
Joyce's mom is basically already there in spirit since she was part of the bail money party, we just need the other ones.
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