16. All bets are on
Posted on 9th Jul 2010, 6:30 PM in 1. Boarding the Chainless

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Morgenstern 9th Jul 2010, 6:30 PM edit delete
Dear internet,

I can't stop listening to Gwen Stefani. Please send help.

In all seriousness, BOAT~. I finally drew it--zoomed out, overhead view, no copouts. And I mostly almost didn't botch the vantage point until I started drawing the front end of it. But you get the idea...! And that's the important thing. It is no longer a secret what the Chainless looks like (or that I suck at drawing ships).

I was quite low on caffeine when I wrote the dialogue, and Photoshop was giving me guff--so forgive me if things sound a bit off. Actually, about Photoshop--why does it hate me so much? It seems like it gets slower and slower with every comic I do, freezing at inopportune times for what seems like NO REASON AT ALL. Like, page nine (Long Talks with Ravens, for those keeping score at home) was HUGE and I didn't experience as much slowdown as I did working on these last two pages. All I'm sayin' is, Photoshop better get its act together, or I'm... I don't know, switching to MSPaint or something. Or buying some COLORED PENCILS, YEAH.

The first chapter is almost over, but nooot quite. Really getting anxious to start chapter two, but I gotta clear a few things up first. OH, and I brought this up on my bloggy parts on Comic Fury already, but: FORUM. What does everybody think? I'm considering kicking a forum up at twenty pages or so and linking all my host sites to it, but I don't know if I actually have enough readers to warrant that sort of behavior. Tell me what you think.

And keep spreading the word! Tell your friends! I actually saw a pretty big spike in activity the last time I asked, so maybe if I keep asking people will keep doing it and I NEED ATTENTION TO LIVE. Feed me.

Linden 9th Jul 2010, 7:25 PM edit delete reply
Forums are generally a bad idea, especially if you allow comments on your comic. Readers usually find it easier to kick up a discussion in the comments and ignore the forum.
T/S Productions 10th Jul 2010, 1:16 AM edit delete reply
T/S Productions
ha, your on here too, lol...

well, like i said of DD, loving the comic
Trigun1 10th Jul 2010, 5:41 AM edit delete reply
Love how Guy looked like he was just gonna keep hacking away XD

I said it before, I'm all for a forum. I, too, have a weakness for em.
Jay042 10th Jul 2010, 11:48 AM edit delete reply
IF Photoshop is giving yo8u grief, might I suggest Paint.net? It's a pretty good Pshop clone that's a lot nimbler and easier on the processor.
Morgenstern 10th Jul 2010, 8:39 PM edit delete reply
The thing about forums and comments sections crossed my mind as well, but I usually don't have much in the way of discussion in the comments section, either. It seems the most "alive" here, but on Drunkduck/Smackjeeves it's pretty dead--I've got alot of hits/readers/raters, just no real discussion.

I don't know if that bodes better or worse for a forum, lol.
Trigun1 10th Jul 2010, 11:30 PM edit delete reply
When it comes to comments, I've never seen discussions take place. In a forum, however, it's far more likely that people would take the time to really talk about anything.

I kinda feel like the little devil sitting on the shoulder saying "Dooooo IIIItttt." about the Forum XD
Steve the Mew hunter 11th Jul 2010, 3:30 PM edit delete reply
Steve the Mew hunter
HEY!! ozzy is here! again, love the comic, keep up the good work
Mythus 24th Jan 2011, 2:21 PM edit delete reply
Certainly we'll send help, son! Anything for a fellow internet comrade! No soldier gets left behind, what? Now what was the problem, did you say? Gwen Stef-...


Give up now and start prayin', sonny, nothing can save you now. *grim face*
MeowMixIsForCats339 22nd Mar 2011, 7:35 PM edit delete reply
Is it just me, or does it look like Palma stole her Bikini from Peach?
MeowMixIsForCats339 26th Mar 2011, 10:47 AM edit delete reply
Martello: "Guy, you can stop!"

Guy: "But he burnt my socks!"

Oh, tauberpa....
Losstride 10th Apr 2014, 2:51 AM edit delete reply
Remember: Palma is an engineer, a doctor, a carpenter, a tactician, and any other intelligent occupation that Morgenstern needed.