This weekend I did a stupid and terrible thing. For a full explanation, all you have to do is search for “gunnerkrigg” right here on Tumblr to see that I essentially threw away 8 years or so of work by being an idiot on Twitter. It’s better to leave the description of events to external sources,…
We can’t stop how hypersensitive social justice warriors are, but invalidating, mocking and insulting them doesn’t solve anything, much like how they aren’t fixing worldwide oppression problems by oppressing back, which in turn triggers even more oppression.
Tom brings up an extremely valid point, though. People offended by that tweet were still readers of his comic. People he shares his life work with. His only real mistake was retweeting those responses, because that was an insult directly to GC readers that misinterpreted the tweet and got offended. Lots of internet celebrities would continue to shrug this off and deem the sjw members of their fandoms to be nothing more than killjoy little shits, but Tom did not. He acknowledged his readers and people that looked up to him.
What’s more important in webcomic PR? Justifying your actions or mending the relationship with your audience? What will non-readers of your work think of you for that decision?
I was hoping Tom would acknowledge and apologize but I never expected this low of a depression (then again, I don’t know him personally). I hope his motivation builds back up again.
Highly Experimental development has become, at some point, the summer cruise of OC shipping. There’s two that I’m focusing on as major parts of the story.
Obvious as fuck, I know. Right now in the comic, they’ve kind of taken hints that they like each other, but how do two social outcasts start dating and how much longer can it go under the radar of nosy kids and overprotective caretakers? We find out soon.
What I love about this pairing is that they are two social awkward young adults and things will just get more awkward but they both know they have things to overcome, both for their individual lives and their relationship.
I’ve also gotten many compliments about their height difference. Thank you!
What’s funny is that as much as my comic has a science theme, this is more of a romance/self development story set in a nontypical atmosphere. I’m so sorry, sci-fi fantics.
Team “Don’t do that!”
Riley and Audrie are two faculty members that look after Geno while the original headmaster is away. Riley is kind of always cranky and gets really ticked off when Audrie bothers him, usually with taunts and interfering with his work. Audrie just likes doing that with him and seeing how aggrivated he gets, but also feels bad when things go too far or for some serious reason he gets super upset. Riley does get super protective of her when others treat her really badly and she appreciates it. They’re a lot closer than they realize and everyone else is counting the days it’s taking until they finally make out.
I love this pairing because these two are such mature adults, and at the same time, they’re not. It’s fun to think of things they’re doing when they’re alone.
Fun fact: I wanted to write up a submission with these two for the next Smut Peddler anthology. But I couldn’t come up with anything interesting.
Probably most if not all of my earliest “ORIGINAL CHARACTERS” were actually fandom inserts. Some were redesigned and rebooted into original characters, admittingly. Sometimes I’m still really ashamed of that, but these were characters I’ve really loved and wanted to make something out of.
Azu Maya is the main protagonist of my first webcomic series, EvoRelution (The Evolution Revolution) that didn’t last beyond the prologue because I just didn’t know how to go about it and I lost interest from all the confusion. Azu is a teenager who grew up in a society that became highly dependent on magic for social and political power. She originally serves as an apprentice for a shaman in a tribe where humans and humanoid creatures lived together peacefully, but she has little ability to do her job because she focused her training on fighting.
The comic’s storyline follows the journey of Azu and a very successful but naive sorcerer boy as they travel around the region in search for a magical artifact that every tribe is also after. Azu thinks the artifact can cheat her way into being a good a magic user as Derris.
I have plans to reboot this after its ten year hiatus, making it into an all-ages adventure story and redesigning Azu into something more cute and friendly.