She was just a regular, unwanted kid, until she was lucky enough to get a job under the best magician in the world! Unfortunately for her, her new boss is a self absorbed sociopath.
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Alright, I gotta be perfectly honest here...I liked this comic BEFORE assistant was a girl. :| And I really don't mean to offend you by saying that, (I really don't) but it's simply what I think. The humor was more random and out there before you re-did it, and you totally cut the scene where Gloom was like "THAT WAS THE ONLY BOX THAT DIDNT TALK TO ME!!" Dx Kills my heart.
And now that assistant is a girl, the humor's more...well, logical. Like when the parents kicked /him/ out, he was just like "whut", but when they kicked her out, she started arguing with them which escalated into a fight which escalated into her "running away", essentially, which made it seem more like a normal person's reaction. And now the parents have a legit reason for kicking her out and it's just like...no. See, part of the charm of this comic was that fact it was so zany and out there, and now it's just like...eh. Like it lost that spark.
again, I REALLY don't mean to offend you, and I'm sure I'm going to get some heat from this, but GOD DAMMIT I just had to be honest. I'm sorry. :|
Honestly I just find it amazing people would rather have completely random comedy with super flat characters then a better written story with a better written setup and more 3 dimensional characters. Besides, why should I put scenes back in that already exist in the other version? If people want to read those scenes, they can read the old version. This is a new updated version. It is not following the previous one page by page, as some people seem to assume it will. Many people also assumed the only change was Assistant's gender, which I've stated over and over and over again, that it wasn't.
This comic was going to crash and burn if I kept it the old way, and it had a lot more potential then just being 'random zany humor'. A story I've thought through, built a lot of solid characters, and realized that the characters would never reach full potential in that 'random zany comedy'. Hell, most of their character was sacrificed for the comedy. Wallis got the worst of it, his character was totally destroyed in sake of that 'comedy'. Assistant turned flat and annoying, and Gloom was ending up as the single likable character! Thats just awful writing on my part, and it had to change.
If I'm going to be honest myself, I'm tired of hearing this sort of thing. Me and my cowriter have worked very hard on improving the characters and story of Gloomverse. You have NO idea the amazing things I have in plan for this comic. There are incredible characters coming in in the future, and multiple great stories planned. If anything, I saved this comic. Because if I kept on the route I was doing before, I would have quit before the end. And with the potential this comic has, I didn't want to do that.
I hope this puts things in a much better perspective for you. And if you were still looking for the random zany humor, well I have nothing to say except that's not the direction of this comic anymore.
Damn, acid. Look, I seriously didn’t mean to offend you or anything, alright? All I was saying was that I just liked the old version better, that’s all. To me, personally, it was just funnier. So sue me.
And yeah, sure, just inadvertently clump me together with people who would “rather have completely random comedy with super flat characters then a better written story with a better written setup and more 3 dimensional characters”, because that’s totally cool. Obviously, I’m just some slack jawed idiot who ONLY ever reads comics that are “shallow”. Dx
But whatever, I honestly don’t have time for this. I REALLY should be working on my essay paper on, oh, I don’t know…
“My awesome repertoire of comics I read with no substance that I think are absolutely hilarious”?
BECAUSE THAT’S WHAT I DO IN MY FREE TIME WHEN IM NOT READING STUPID COMICS. I WRITE ESSAYS ABOUT HOW GREAT THEY ARE.
But no, seriously, you shouldn’t be so hard on your old plot and story and whatnot. It was actually really awesome. The comedy was genius, it was like…you knew exactly what buttons to press to make people laugh hysterically. That’s a gift. And sure, the plot and characters might’ve taken a hit because of that, but honestly…the comedy made up for it. If it was like “Ohhaithere. I’m gonna write a serious story now, but none of the characters have substance, that kewl guys? 8D” THEN it would’ve been a disaster, but the fact that it was a RIOT made it worth reading.
Butttt….well…shit. Now that I’m ACTUALLY looking at it from your perspective a little more, I can see how that type of comic would be annoying to write/draw after a while. It’s only an author’s natural inclination to want to add more depth to the characters, and the route you were going, it just wasn’t going to happen. So I can understand wanting to start all over again and adding more to the characters. :/
So I’m sorry if I offended you. My first instinct when I read this over again was to be all like “THIS ISN’T LIKE THE LAST ONE D:”, but…well, I see now it’s not SUPPOSED to be like the last one. It’s like a different story, only with the same plot and characters only better. And oh yeah, Assistant is a girl.
So herpdederp. I’m just gonna go live under a rock now and learn to think a little more before I speak.
I don't know, it really just depends on your own type of humor. To me, the sporatic humor was what makes a comic exciting, like how you can't predict what's going to happen next.
I do admit though, I most likely would have run out of ideas for what the original consisted of with a certain storyline, like you, as well.
Obviously you hadn't intended the comic to last that far; if you hadn't thought of a storyline, sort of just a random turn of events that would take up lost time.
The main and partly only reason I have a problem with it is the fact that the story hasn't really unfolded yet. When I had started reading the original, it was already up to the beginning of the fight with Harold and Wallis, there was actual "story" to read beforehand to get me locked on to the comic to keep reading.
Also, I don't know, my friends and I had very much fun quoting this comic randomly, and like the comic itself, since it almost made no sense at all, was hilarious.
Ofcourse, this isn't everyone's experience. A lot of people enjoy the new female version of assistant, and maybe they are just fine waiting for the story to start up again. I think what some people are trying to make a point about is the fact that you just decided the story was going to be a little more difficult than you had wanted to manage, and just started over, and they didn't like that. They had wanted to you to try to make the original work, but since you found it irrelavent to even try, we will have to wait for the new version-new story-to emerge.
As I know myself as an artist, I do detest obtaining harmful critisicm and I do apologize for voicing my opinion outloud. I usually do not, and just read and watch silently; remarking in my own mind. So I do know that this comment might render you to comment back with frivilous justice to your own decision.
I do sort of agree with HolyChibi, only to point out that you abruptly made changes without even bothering to ask if that was what the audience wanted, but with this, it doesn't matter much I suppose. It's your comic, you do what you want with it. I will watch silently, only to maybe comment on Harold's greatness every now and again.
Okay Let's Relax guys.
Alright. It's understandable to like the old version. It was spontaneous! But guys it would have crashed and burned in the end- And then you would not have known the stories ending. No, instead you would have had a story that went no where, or it could have gone no where in the end.
I personally think that would have been more sad. And in fact infuriating as a reader. I believe the artists and writer's have the right to change what they want. When they want. And the fans have the right to possibly be miffed. But to bring it up- It can be upsetting. Could ruin the fun for the rest of the fans. If you loved her old work; then why not trust her for this? Let her story take you into another world. Perhaps it starts essentially the same- but you know there's the mystery of what's to come. and the joy of the familiarities. Alright so it won't be the same. Isn't that alluring in itself?
It happens to many things we love. It can be a shame- or it can be for the best. Why not wait and see?
As an artist, writer and director; Random Chaotic comedy can be fun- but at some point it can lose it's charm and lose the fans? Can't it? Maybe not for some. But for others it can. Even the artist that created it? She did what she had to to salvage it. It's her child- born from her imagination. And as fans we should support her. Support this comic till the end. If not; it is possible to forgive and forget, right?
I don't think there should be any fights. I don't always care for some ideas I read and watch in things. But you know it helps me make up my own stories and ideas only to better them. :)
We should all just wait this out and continue to give our support. Who knows? This could be the most amazing thing we've ever read? Right? We don't know. It's the mystery of entertainment. <3