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Comic 1141 - Violet Thoughts, Page 19

11th Sep 2022, 11:00 PM in 30. Violet Thoughts
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11th Sep 2022, 11:00 PM
Martin F.
This one's kind of a fun jump forward. Can tell Adam's really enjoying doing these random shenanigans with Paxton, and also like kind of extending it to Occam just kind of showing off for the sake of it.

In general been liking the variety of situations and fun little character moments throughout this chapter. An old bookstore is a fun setting that we could probably do a lot with, though admittedly this page was a little rushed together in spots so there's not as much detail to it as there could be; next time we see this page I might make an attempt to flesh it out myself, we'll see how it goes. Probably would've just done that this time but I kind of had other stuff going on today.

Think this is more or less the last we're seeing of Chloe and Ada for this chapter, or at least for the time being. Completely unrelated, everyone been sure to get a look at our new comic Militant Gold? The cover and first eleven pages are up now!
12th Sep 2022, 3:16 AM
Adam C.
Honestly it's surprising to me it's taken this long to get to Occam? Like I mentioned earlier, one thing that made this chapter really hard to plan out is that WaR is in the middle of a few story arcs, and one thing that we're trying to do is establish Occam as a bit of a presence in the comic. So even though he's not a character that's shown up much, was floated around that he be worked in in some capacity just to keep him fresh in the audience's mind. That's why he was on the cover.

So yeah, sucks it took us this long to get to him... Heh. Honestly for as much as I've loved this chapter being a cavalcade of cameos, the fact that practically the entire cast of the comic has shown up at this point sort of makes it not as big of a deal that we just got to him.

The idea that he studies super-powers felt like a kind of interesting niche to give him on the fly. Blues has Grant has a resident expert whenever someone's history or powers need to become relevant, but IIII don't really think there's an equivalent in WaR unless it's someone Alex knows personally. And the bookstore just seemed like a cozy setting now that we've left the apartment.

Kinda wanted to get a little showy with the balance powers; if anything I think it could've looked better. Wanted the pose to be very ballet-ish. He's not only balancing on one toe on a stack of books, but he's balancing his tea on one finger and easily lowers himself in the last panel to shake hands with Paxton. .... Who, incidentally, is holding out his hand in the daintiest way possible, as if he's expecting it to be kissed. Yeah, lot of little touches in here I like.

That bit in the last page where Ana said she wasn't sure if she'd be tagging along or not? That was because I genuinely wasn't sure myself. Chose to write her out partly because I wanted to spotlight Occam and we don't need too many characters for the climax.... And because I think the gags with Paxton trying to fuck her were getting old. Having way too much fun with the guy to get rid of him, but think it's funnier if he's just playing up the role to Occam here.

Have we established that Ada can talk yet? And speaks French?


12th Sep 2022, 3:40 AM
If your talking about the time she and Chloe switched bodies for math class then yes.
12th Sep 2022, 4:09 AM
Martin F.
Heh, actually rather impressed you remember that.
12th Sep 2022, 4:10 AM
Adam C.
Ha! That's some impressive recall. Thanks. ^^