This seems like an oddly personal Mod call...
GridsNaranek wrote:So hey, Bird, I've not been here much recently. But I've heard that you've been rather dissatisfied with the progression of the three comics lately.
Well, some more than others. I usually made it public that I found Sugar Bits to be the weakest of the comics, but nowadays has been showing tremendous strength. The recent pages are of the highest quality I've seen.
On the other sides, PPGD has been good... steady, slow... but good none the less. If nothing else I have been defending PPGD rather than hating on it, but I would be amiss if I didn't mention that certain aspects of it have been off lately. And by lately I mean this entire battle has taken about 2 years now. Two separate April Fools jokes in the same encounter.
(Pony joke-2011, Bell jumping down the hole.)
(Barasia and co. joke-2012, BELL STILL IN THE SAME HOLE.)
Grim Tales has surprisingly been the weak one in my opinion, very strange given how good it has been in the past. If one of these 3 comics were simply 'too good to fail' it would be Grim Tales, yet it seems that every turn has been for the worst however...
The constant Mimi spotlites are losing their luster. Not to mention the infuriatingly confusing story arc revolving around Megaville and Blossom. And not confusing in the good way, as in spurring thought. Confusing in the bad way, like when you constantly try to guess something, and someone says: 'wrong, guess again.' and that goes on for like 20 minutes until he gives up, but still doesn't tell you what it was.
GridsNaranek wrote:I can understand your impatience given the staggered updating and the very gradual pace, but I hope you can take a second look once Mimi's tale here is completed.
Don't get me wrong. The only thing wrong here timing-wise is PPGD's Battle.
It's turning into Sugar-Bits 2.0 and its famous 4 year conflict. However, it does seem to be crawling to an end.
If anything, the story on Grim tales is going too FAST, and new shit is being pushed through the screen door with every page. As of right now, we have like 3 separate storylines to be thinking of when we work on Grim tales.
1: Current day Mimi and co. How her de-demoning will affect everything.
2: Past Mimi and her training regime.
3: Tragedy in Megaville, the end of all Heroes. Him destroying all.
At this point it doesn't seem like Grim Tales is focusing on any one at a time anymore, it's trying to do them all at the same time it seems. Two would of been fine, Focusing on Mimi in the present, and learning what happened in Megaville. This backstory stuff doesn't seem to have any real need right now.
GridsNaranek wrote:This will be relatively short compared even to WHAM, which I'd love to hear your opinion of in a PM
Well if you say it's going to be that short- and as of this moment we already have 3-4 pages of NOTHING, then I guess this really IS just filler. I wonder if we are going to get walls of text crammed into the next few pages.(Note: When I say nothing, I mean storyline wise. As of this post, we still have not gained any knowledge of what Mimi is or how she acts that we did not already know. What we have learned so far is that time and space are bended by her crotch and she can materialize houses out of it.)
As for the PM part, I guess we can go back and forth if you want. You send it to me though, I'm already putting a lot into this thread. I wouldn't know what else to put into a PM.
GridsNaranek wrote:We're looking at new and fresh ideas to pursue as a group, also. BeeAre, DMajor, Bleed and myself have big stuff in store.
Oh, I'm sure. If anything is apparent through... ... whatever all of this is, it's that there is a lot of info flying in all directions. Some of it seems to conflict with itself however, but I'm sure it will work out in the end.
On a final note, all the bad things I have ever said about these comics have been about 75% jest, 20% frustration, and about 5% actual criticism. There is very little I would do to change the stories at hand. They seem so solid I even started writing my own story about them about 2 years ago.
Sorry for the wall of text, but something about you showing up out of the fog made me want to make this incredibly precise and formal. If there are any details you want from my wall of text, either send me a PM or tell me to send you a PM about whatever it is you want me to elaborate.