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Comic 1011 - Claim My Kingdom, Page 11

25th Apr 2021, 11:00 PM in 27. Claim My Kingdom
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Author Notes:

25th Apr 2021, 11:00 PM
Adam C.
Heheh.... Yeah, this is a big comic to talk about; turns out this entire time Poppy's power has been Tactile Telekinesis. That's how her cords are able to pack so much power, bind and move seemingly on their own, launch things forward by briefly touching them, ect. Didn't expect the great reference on Grant, whose flight is also based on Tactile Telekinesis.

On the page after she got hit by the Eisenstone I was wondering if it might've been sorta neat if her mask was kept on her face via tactile-TK, and once losing her powers it would fall off. Would be a nice idea, but in the panel where she got hit with it, she was facing down with the mask still on and it was sort of too late to do. Plus since we're so proud of Poppy's design we'd have to really stpo and put a lot of thought into the face, which we didn't have time to do.

Either way, uh.... Yeah, hope folks liked Poppy Tear 'cause.... That's her last appearence in the chapter. We don't see the end of this fight, because after this it moves away from Hazel and Xmarlek. The focus of the chapter really IS about those two, and this was just a brief interlude.

Hope you guys have been digging thus far, at least. Now we're gonna get into the stuff we've REALLY been wanting to do....
25th Apr 2021, 11:01 PM
Martin F.
Yeah, we've gotten quite a bit of good feedback in regards to Poppy Tear and are very happy with how she has been coming out through all of this, so really hoping that it isn't going to come off as too much of a disappointment that we're not actually going to see the fight with Starchild and from here the focus shifts elsewhere. Mix of reasons for that, but part of it comes out of wanting to save a big fight with her for later and part of it comes from just not being all that relevant to the broader plot of the chapter; she has her purpose in being here and how all of this comes together will be made clear soon, but this is all we'll get of her for now.

Originally this page was written a bit more on the nose, with Alex simply describing the powers as tactile telekinesis and her confirming it; I rewrote that panel recently (recently enough that Adam mistakenly used the original dialogue when he first outlined it) to make Alex more describe the power than just flat out say what it is, partially because it sounded more natural and partially to give greater context to what exactly she's doing. As Adam said this is also how Grant's fight works, though I don't think Poppy's really able to exert them over herself to the same extent so she probably couldn't fly with it.

The mask thing is a bit of a regret; it's probably something we would've caught onto and accounted for sooner if not for the fact this chapter was written before she was actually designed. Bit of a wasted opportunity I guess, though I don't think I'd have wanted to unmask her here anyway so it's not really a huge deal.

Either way, do hope everyone's enjoyed her and what's to come from the rest of the chapter. We have a lot of stuff still pending that we've been looking forward to doing for years that hopefully will go over well.

Comments:

25th Apr 2021, 11:24 PM
Very interesting, wonder what's going to happen next.