Exodis wrote:Okay, so...
I just realized that the comic page where HIM meets Aku (and our introduction to Chi) happened on April 2013. APRIL TWENTY FUCKING THIRTEEN. THAT'S ALMOST 2 YEARS AGO. AND NOW WE'RE FINALLY MOVING ALONG WITH AKU AND HIM GOING TO... FUCKING, I DON'T KNOW.
HOLY CRAB APPLES, I'm sorry but this comic has a huge problem with dragging on honestly... I mean, yeah there was some stuff that needed to be explained but if a lot of stuff were cut out or some fat was chipper off, we'd be at this page maybe a year ago.
Sugar bits was the first ever comic to suffer from this travesty during its original story (The never ending battle) back in like 2008 page 37 (The Other Side), finally ending in 2012 page 140 (Arrival) and was joked about extensively by the respective writers of PPGD and Grim Tales, if not maybe just with BR and his close circle of friends. Since then, EVERY other comic has fallen into this shit, most notably GT, but PPGD has suffered too when it fell into a hole in Page 228 (Before a Fall) 2011, and has stayed there relatively untouched until this point, the most recent page 2015, (Page 321 "A Certain Scientific Readout") to accent the travesty, they have released April Fools' pages for each of the years they continued in. If it goes on much longer, will tie with Sugar Bits' "Never ending battle" for most hilariously inefficient use of time, and then eclipse it.
To put into context what GOOD
pacing looks like, GT's page 91(What's happening to me) and page 116(Escape) showed how much information, plot development, and character growth you can fit into under 30 pages. They entered an interdimensional zone, found Mimi, found Him, fought Him, learned that Minnie had feelings for Junior, saved her, and escaped all in under one full year of drawing and writing. THAT'S What good fucking pacing looks like.
The events in GT WHAM started in 2011, page 138, and has continued to this point now, currently page 309. PPGD's fiasco started EITHER in 2010 page 187 (Introduction of Naga) or 2011 on page 228 (Bell falling into the hole) and has continued to page 321. 2011 seems to have been a major turning point for fucking around, where in the middle of writing Sugar Bits, Bleedman lost all sense of pace, and all other comics followed suit.