Comic Blurb: Alright, so in regards to Monday's non-comic: I did discuss things with The Sound Defense and everything's cool there.
As for what he wrote, I do agree with some of it. My layout has been pretty bland (and the same since 2003), which is why I am experimenting with it today and will continue to do so. My art has leaps and bounds to go, and I suck at character development. However, there are two things where I refuse to agree:,/p>
1) I don't really care if someone doesn't like my plot twists or story. I'm writing what I want to write, and while it will mostly be comedic, I will cut to the serious storylines when I feel it is necessary, and moreso when I want to. A lot of people will say I am making the same "mistake" as Ctrl+Alt+Del, but my thinking is Tim Buckley does it, makes a living doing the comic, so I don't see the problem being compared to him. I like CAD, it's one of the first webcomics I ever read, so there will definitely be some influence there.
2) More importantly, I have a problem with the whole Bad Webcomics Wiki thing. Normally I hold the idea of "shut the hell up and create something yourself before you judge others", and also if you don't like it, don't read/listen/watch, regardless of what the subject is, whether it's a comic, movie, band, or whatever.
The real problem I have is judging people who do this as a hobby, and do it for fun. I make a little money off the comic, but it's negligible; it's just enough to cover the domain/hosting charges, but there are people who don't even make that much. Remember, webcomics are NOT charging you anything to read their comics, any payments you make are optional. If I was charging $10 a month so you can read this, and you hated it, then you can have every right to piss and moan. As it is, I do this for free, and the same holds true for every webcomicker and also anyone who puts stuff up on deviantArt, Tumblr, YouTube, or any of those type of sites. If you don't like it, then don't read it, don't recommend it to your friends, but you don't have the right to talk shit about it for your own entertainment or the entertainment of trolls.
Again, I don't have much problem with my review, as buried in there are some legitimate contructive criticisms wrapped in a malicious way, but reading the reviews of CAD or Dueling Analogs just proves how completely stupid trolls are. Accusing Tim Buckley of being a pedophile or making accusations of Steve Napierski, when they are MARRIED and have families. If you hate the product, that's one thing, but don't make personal attacks over a fucking FREE comic.
Anyways, that's my rant. Enjoy an actual comic. Oh, also, CAKE's new CD (that I referenced to way back when) finally came out, and it's brilliant, so you should ll go get it when the snow clears!
Edit (1-30-15): I always thought I had thick skin, but I realized I never subjected myself to ridicule. I never took chances because I was afraid of failures, and this is what kind of broke me. So if you ever wanted to know how much a comic reflects real life (subconsciously or otherwise), then literally think about what the past 10 or so comics have talked about. Weird coincidence, eh?
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