Author Topic: Mountain Leopards: An Adventuring Story  (Read 16914 times)

Glaurung

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Re: Mountain Leopards: An Adventuring Story
« Reply #75 on: January 13, 2019, 11:03:33 PM »
I'm also wondering about comic length ...
 a) if it matters if I switch between four and five row comics (that is, does it feel odd if sometimes pages switch to more/fewer panels)
Not for me. I don't think I expect any particular layout, rather that the artist will use whatever layout is most suitable for the bit of the story that they want to tell. As I recall, the layout of Digger varied quite a bit.

I'm also wondering about comic length - ...
 b) if the five row format feels too long per update at all, both for me and for the reader. I worry that four doesn't give me enough time to say stuff, but five is a bit of a grind to make.
It's fine for me as a reader - in fact, the more story I get at one go, the happier I am. But I'm not the one who's doing all the work. I'd happily have smaller panels more often than longer ones with big gaps between then. I guess it's up to you to find the optimal balance between the effort involved and the amount of story you want to tell in each panel.

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Re: Mountain Leopards: An Adventuring Story
« Reply #76 on: January 16, 2019, 11:59:24 PM »
Hm, I think I'll be sticking with five for now but might occasionally switch to fours - four basically allows I think for a bit of dialogue and a single punchline joke, whereas five lets me do at least two things in a page - a punchline joke and then a buildup to a cliffhanger, or whatever. Carving out the time is ever the issue of course...
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Re: Mountain Leopards: An Adventuring Story
« Reply #77 on: January 19, 2019, 10:14:12 PM »
I feel like there's a lot we don't know yet about the story, which is fun :)
my prediction at this point: there is something *very dubious indeed* being planned by the temple of mushtar, and Rusudan, Botso, Varam and the Mysterious Vanishing Lady have to prevent it.

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Re: Mountain Leopards: An Adventuring Story
« Reply #78 on: January 20, 2019, 05:22:09 PM »
14. No Rescue in Sight

« Last Edit: January 27, 2019, 07:51:38 PM by Jubal »
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Re: Mountain Leopards: An Adventuring Story
« Reply #79 on: January 20, 2019, 10:48:46 PM »
THAT COW. that was such a perfect moment, brilliant 😂.
Let me also take this moment to express my appreciation for the fact that the girls in this story rescue themselves :)

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Re: Mountain Leopards: An Adventuring Story
« Reply #80 on: January 20, 2019, 11:59:32 PM »
I stand corrected, you do plot murder... I'd be frightened, but, well, alas, I am me and - that is all I will say without the presence on a lawyer... ;D
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Re: Mountain Leopards: An Adventuring Story
« Reply #81 on: January 21, 2019, 01:30:39 PM »
Huh, I noticed/realised only after posting this that the mysterious lady (whose name you guys may even get to find out at some point) has a dress problem - when I flip her to look the opposite way, her whole dress/wrap swivels so the knot is on the wrong side. I may fix that for future comics. How noticeable did everyone else find it?
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Re: Mountain Leopards: An Adventuring Story
« Reply #82 on: January 21, 2019, 02:00:29 PM »
How noticeable did everyone else find it?
I didn't notice it until you said so! Perhaps you should treat this as a feature rather than a bug?

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Re: Mountain Leopards: An Adventuring Story
« Reply #83 on: January 21, 2019, 02:47:59 PM »
I think now I've noticed it the lack of consistency will annoy me, so I'll regularise it for future at least - I just need to create one extra subtly different sprite for her, which isn't too much work.

Thinking about it, I'm going to need to do that for the priest from page 2 if/when he ever appears again, or the symbol on his hat will get flipped. Cursed non-symmetric dress!
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Re: Mountain Leopards: An Adventuring Story
« Reply #84 on: January 21, 2019, 06:38:46 PM »
How noticeable did everyone else find it?

I completely missed. I usually don't pay much attention to character clothes unless there's some plot emphasis or some dialogue about it.

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Re: Mountain Leopards: An Adventuring Story
« Reply #85 on: January 21, 2019, 07:50:56 PM »
nice job : )

unflappable rusudan is great,
the epic fall is also great,
i like how quickly the beardy soldier guy drops his bravado,
it's also funny how the two panels he gets to threaten rusudan make it look like it takes a long time,

why did magic lady follow rusudan to the boys in the end?

the mystical side changing clothes really just seem like part of the super deformed art style

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Re: Mountain Leopards: An Adventuring Story
« Reply #86 on: January 27, 2019, 07:51:09 PM »
15. Meaningful Conversation

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Re: Mountain Leopards: An Adventuring Story
« Reply #87 on: January 27, 2019, 08:02:57 PM »
Okay, three thoughts spring to mind:

1. Babble sure as hell missed an opportunity when naming their app...

2. I have a spell for library catalogues too, it's called u:search, almost as fun to use as u:find (aaahh, my university doing puns, so much fun)

3. Aaaahm, as a linguistics student, I have to disagree...
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Re: Mountain Leopards: An Adventuring Story
« Reply #88 on: January 27, 2019, 08:12:15 PM »
In fairness, I'm pretty sure thaumaturgical linguistics isn't the specific course you're doing :)
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Re: Mountain Leopards: An Adventuring Story
« Reply #89 on: January 27, 2019, 10:16:21 PM »
This is great! I love the practicality of the magic in this comic. also, I need magical library searches to rescue me from the ridiculous and unusable system I am currently subject to /suffering under the tyranny of 😂