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Re: A WebComic set in Mystara

Post by julius_cleaver » Fri Oct 14, 2016 5:07 pm

While I liked the majority of the comic...the "sex" scene just came across a juvenile and unnecessary. Like the "Littlefinger watches two girls screw scene in GOT".

I think "love" or sex scenes can be presented tastefully, but neither of these scenes did it. I think it works better in the medium of a book or movie...when the acting is done well, or the events can be drawn in the mind. In a comic, it just seems gratuitous, silly...or in this case, both.

The frames could have even been funny. Showing a little less...and replacing the Pegasus with a Unicorn...and then having a (uni)corny...sorry :mrgreen: statement from the male elf upon notice they are being watched, "And I thought I was the only one who was horny!"

Sorry if that seems harsh, but that is my honest opinion.

Though I do like my campaigns to be true to life, and don't like B-movie campaigns; detailed sex scenes to make it seem more "gritty" just isn't my style. I also think that it is very hard do this successfully in a fantasy setting; and in fact despite the GOT slam, think it is the only series or movie that does this.

Can you imagine a risque sex scene between Aragorn and Arwen in Lord of the Rings? Though; Viggo Mortenson & Liv Tyler could...a...pull this off in another film, because I think they are good actors.

Name of the Rose isn't really a fantasy, but the sex scene in the movie was done tastefully I thought, and added a necessary depth to the plot.
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Re: A WebComic set in Mystara

Post by Robin » Fri Oct 14, 2016 9:58 pm

The good thing in your art is increasing the emotional facial states, better than before.
I also like you keep shapes (and breasts,privates) decently shaped instead more USA porn like...
Especially drawing this from your imagination . Great.

My own pen art...(and when I feel emotionally better and less depressed, I will continue doing that) is ...lets say somewhat more voluptuous, but I base these on real persons (altering them to fantasy creatures/individuals). A comic is way too much for me...doing the same figures, from all angles, states, effects, conditions, etc.
So I have only great respect for you.
One remark though...to protect some of the younger people visting..an age block (on the site or individual art) might be advisable, otherwise some people might get nasty.(I had some bad experiences before I had my Deviantart page ;(, and my art contains only some nudity. not even all).
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Re: A WebComic set in Mystara

Post by warriorneedsfood » Sun Oct 16, 2016 2:46 am

julius_cleaver wrote:While I liked the majority of the comic...the "sex" scene just came across a juvenile and unnecessary. Like the "Littlefinger watches two girls screw scene in GOT".

I think "love" or sex scenes can be presented tastefully, but neither of these scenes did it. I think it works better in the medium of a book or movie...when the acting is done well, or the events can be drawn in the mind. In a comic, it just seems gratuitous, silly...or in this case, both.

The frames could have even been funny. Showing a little less...and replacing the Pegasus with a Unicorn...and then having a (uni)corny...sorry :mrgreen: statement from the male elf upon notice they are being watched, "And I thought I was the only one who was horny!"

Sorry if that seems harsh, but that is my honest opinion.

Though I do like my campaigns to be true to life, and don't like B-movie campaigns; detailed sex scenes to make it seem more "gritty" just isn't my style. I also think that it is very hard do this successfully in a fantasy setting; and in fact despite the GOT slam, think it is the only series or movie that does this.

Can you imagine a risque sex scene between Aragorn and Arwen in Lord of the Rings? Though; Viggo Mortenson & Liv Tyler could...a...pull this off in another film, because I think they are good actors.

Name of the Rose isn't really a fantasy, but the sex scene in the movie was done tastefully I thought, and added a necessary depth to the plot.
Game of Thrones, Lord of the Rings, and Name of the Rose are some pretty serious things to be compared to. Those are some QUALITY shows man. I drew the most recent sex scene because when I thought of it, it cracked me up. I was laughing when I drew it too. So if that bit fell flat for you, I can live with it. In my defense, I've drawn almost 180 pages now and the last two are about as graphic as I got, and is about as graphic as I'm going to get. The comic is not going to descend into soft-core or anything like that, even though I've always been pretty frank with the nudity, I'm not making it gritty for being gritty's sake. If the fortunes of the characters makes an uptick, then the results will change. Being put in a human dungeon will be a better experience than chained to a wall by hobgoblins to be made into dinner, for example.

Please don't hesitate to ever give me any criticisms. I'm always happy to hear the opinions of folk who read the comic, especially ones where people have something to say. Thanks for reading. I hope it is less disappointing for you down the road. :)
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Re: A WebComic set in Mystara

Post by warriorneedsfood » Sun Oct 16, 2016 2:52 am

Robin wrote: One remark though...to protect some of the younger people visting..an age block (on the site or individual art) might be advisable, otherwise some people might get nasty.(I had some bad experiences before I had my Deviantart page ;(, and my art contains only some nudity. not even all).
I considered a splash page so when casually browsing you won't get tits and wang in your face. I should probably do that. Thanks.

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Post by Robin » Tue Nov 01, 2016 8:51 pm

warriorneedsfood wrote:
Robin wrote: One remark though...to protect some of the younger people visting..an age block (on the site or individual art) might be advisable, otherwise some people might get nasty.(I had some bad experiences before I had my Deviantart page ;(, and my art contains only some nudity. not even all).
I considered a splash page so when casually browsing you won't get tits and wang in your face. I should probably do that. Thanks.

Glad to advice ;) ..It was brutal in those days :evil: ..I don't like another artist swalloed up by that hypocrisy. :o

btw..How is the Friendly Fungus art going? :lol:
I am curious. :halo: :mrgreen:
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Re: A WebComic set in Mystara

Post by warriorneedsfood » Sat Nov 05, 2016 2:34 pm

I uploaded it to my stash on Deviant Art. I sent you a Note there.

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Post by Tom Bulls Eye » Wed Nov 09, 2016 12:42 pm

An interesting lesson in Dwarf biology. Easy to understand why female dwarfs are "treasured".

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Re: A WebComic set in Mystara

Post by warriorneedsfood » Wed Nov 16, 2016 7:41 pm

I don't know if it vibes with the Gazetteers at all, but it's how I always answered the 'no-dwarf-females' thing. When I roll random NPCs, I choose the sex for a dwarf as 1 in 10 female. And when I made the Party-to-be-Sacrificed, Frya's sex was randomly determined, and I'm grateful because otherwise that scene never would have came to be.

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Re: A WebComic set in Mystara

Post by warriorneedsfood » Fri Feb 10, 2017 6:50 am

I finished another Chapter, so I'm giving the thread a bump.

http://thekeepontheborderlands.webcomic.ws/

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Re: A WebComic set in Mystara

Post by GMWestermeyer » Tue Feb 14, 2017 6:53 am

warriorneedsfood wrote:I finished another Chapter, so I'm giving the thread a bump.

http://thekeepontheborderlands.webcomic.ws/
VERY glad you did. I just discovered this, only read a few pages and I can tell I'm going to love it. :) More as i read further along - but the premise is astounding! :)

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Re: A WebComic set in Mystara

Post by Robin » Tue Feb 14, 2017 12:44 pm

Is it maybe a blunt idea to place this comic (a few pages at a time) in Threshold?
or make a new comic especially for the magazine, with a group of investigative enquirers delving within the topic of the magazine that month, or an article?
I think the Threshold crew and especially the readers would like that.
But what's your thought about this?
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Re: A WebComic set in Mystara

Post by micky » Wed Feb 15, 2017 1:27 am

hahah.. love the baddies.... man that is pretty cool. Hadn't seen that before. Bookmarking that.

You had me at getting the heck out of Karameikos kind of money.. the subway veggie patty of Mystara.
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Re: A WebComic set in Mystara

Post by GMWestermeyer » Mon Feb 20, 2017 1:12 am

The more I read the more I love it. Well done!

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Re: A WebComic set in Mystara

Post by warriorneedsfood » Mon Feb 27, 2017 2:43 am

I wouldn't mind drawing something for Threshold. But I don't know what would work for about 3 pages at the rate Threshold is published. Something like the old SnarfQuest maybe. :lol:

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Post by warriorneedsfood » Mon Feb 27, 2017 2:45 am

GMWestermeyer wrote:The more I read the more I love it. Well done!
Thanks!!

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Re: A WebComic set in Mystara

Post by willpell » Mon Feb 27, 2017 6:02 pm

Attempted to resume reading, but the pages are taking like 5 minutes each to load.

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Re: A WebComic set in Mystara

Post by Robin » Mon Feb 27, 2017 8:39 pm

warriorneedsfood wrote:I wouldn't mind drawing something for Threshold. But I don't know what would work for about 3 pages at the rate Threshold is published. Something like the old SnarfQuest maybe. :lol:
It was just a rumble of thoughts in my chaotic brain, but If I were you, I would ask Sturm directly...as he works for the Threshold magazine.
Personally, a 3 page miniature comic relating one or more issues of that magazine would work fine.
Imagine a group of travellers (various background or even race) magically send by an inquisite mage, desering to know more on the world of Mystara. ...something like that.
Put in some of your typical humor and background and Threshold wouldhave its own crew like Nodwick :mrgreen:
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Re: A WebComic set in Mystara

Post by Sturm » Tue Feb 28, 2017 8:22 am

Sure, if you would like to publish a comic in Threshold magazine, the editorial team would be very happy to have it.
Even just one page per issue would be fine, if you can work with such a limited space, or more if you prefer.
If you have a proposal, just send it to the mail address which is on the last page in every issue!

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Re: A WebComic set in Mystara

Post by warriorneedsfood » Tue Jun 13, 2017 4:11 pm

I've been thinking about ideas, and I don't have any good ones yet. 1 page would be a perfect amount to draw, but really limited on what sort of content I could put in there.

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Post by stebehil » Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:30 pm

Thanks for posting in this thread again, so saw it and am reading. The "doot*" in panel 86 got me laughing :D
EDIT: Disco Skeleton LOL! :lol:

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Post by Sturm » Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:47 am

warriorneedsfood wrote:I've been thinking about ideas, and I don't have any good ones yet. 1 page would be a perfect amount to draw, but really limited on what sort of content I could put in there.
I understand, as said we would be happy to host on Threshold anything you may wish to publish but obviously you have to choose what you want to draw first :)

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