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March 17th, 2014, 3:21 pm

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Reply SketchJelly, March 17th, 2014, 3:26 pm

here we go and so the new chapter begins, will our heroes survive the task put before them? find out in this chapter of "What about Shadows"!
new page next week!

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Reply SketchJelly, August 27th, 2014, 10:04 am

@Oly-RRR: haha yeah i do actually care about hollywood science and a LOT of it gets on mt nerves but i just... wanna finish this story that is started when i was 16 so its just... not gonna be that good, tehre are plot holes and thats life, especially life of a high school student who took language instead of science, i dont care that much tho like... if it generally makes sense to most people its fine by me at this point because this is just a silly story about something that could never happen anyway and therefore blueprints can have "lots of wires" written down on it HAHA

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Reply Oly-RRR, August 27th, 2014, 6:19 am

I went off to do some work and I was thinking about your comic and realised it was wrong of me to be so hard on you about Hollywood science without offering any advice on how to make it better. I apologise for that. Sorry. Years ago I also used to want to make a story about quirky scientists being badass and saving the world and I also didn't know how to do it.

In my case the answer happened to be "just don't do it because you can write other stories better" but since you clearly care a lot about your story the advice is: read science fiction written by people with scientific background. It will also feature huge alien monsters and saving the universe from impossible dangers but you will see how they make impossible stuff seem less impossible by surrounding it with realistic details and realistic human behaviour. If you manage to find it, The Black Cloud by Fred Hoyle (the man who coined the term "the Big Bang") is a great example. If you can't find it, Prey by Michael Crichton will do. Maybe some Asimov. And so on.

Another route would be making everything purposefully wacky like in Doctor Who but Doctor Who works on the implication that there are alien civilisations with science developed beyond human understanding and it doesn't seem to fit in your story.

Anyway, I'll keep reading this comic because I think you have oodles of potential and your art gets better especially now that you can let go of weird old decisions like sheepdog hair. But you gotta tolerate my boring grumbling from time to time and I'll try to provide solutions as well as complaints next time. ;) I know there's lots of readers who don't need stories about scientists to make sense, I'm just not one of them. :]

Reply Oly-RRR, August 27th, 2014, 10:11 am

@SketchJelly: I understand. I think your diligence at trying to finish this comic is admirable, you've definitely improved a lot. I don't know if I'll keep following this comic but I'll definitely give your future project(s) a try. :]

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