Chapter: Part of the Circle
Page: Someone New

5th Jun 2021, 12:00 PM

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5th Jun 2021, 12:00 PM I thought it’d be more interesting to get a peek at what Derek and Drew deal with every day and what some families in this story’s world/city unfortunately have been through...rather than just showing two guys talking in an office for the whole scene.

This was fun - visual storytelling is an adventure of experimentation
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5th Jun 2021, 12:42 PM So to make sure I understand this page properly: This girl with green hair is a super-mutant who went missing, and they're investigating her disappearance?

I'm guessing it would be a spoiler to tell what happened to her, but I hope she's OK, wherever she is. That shot of her distraught mother is heart-wrenching.
5th Jun 2021, 2:41 PM You got it right, yeah--it's not really a spoiler, and most of it won't be shown. I think it was implied early on that the few kids who are found are usually dead. Excuse me for being blunt, I know it's incredibly evil/awful.
5th Jun 2021, 3:25 PM Or rather—what I meant was, this particular girl’s fate isn’t really a big part of the story, it’s the criminals who are behind these disappearances that’s spoiler stuff that we haven’t gotten into yet.
5th Jun 2021, 3:49 PM Yeah, that's what I thought. Still, even though it's dark, it drives home the point that the people behind these kidnappings are causing pain and emotional devastation. It really makes you want to see them taken down.
5th Jun 2021, 3:58 PM Amen!
5th Jun 2021, 1:26 PM Whoa, chilling page, seriously!
Suddenly Evan's "STRANGER DANGER" makes a whole lot more sense.
5th Jun 2021, 2:42 PM Thanks, and I love how quick you are to pick up on that!
5th Jun 2021, 10:19 PM Stranger Danger was the first thing I thought of too 🙀
5th Jun 2021, 10:33 PM I bet Evan takes it a touch too far though
5th Jun 2021, 2:50 PM Ohh this is really interesting how Evan's tying into these disappearances! Interesting, wonder when/if this will tie into our heroes ..

Great clothing designs/colors btw :)
5th Jun 2021, 3:27 PM Yeah, hmm... we’ll see!

Haha thanks, I kinda like 80s fashion sometimes XD
5th Jun 2021, 3:55 PM Sorry to keep bugging you with comments, but I just noticed that the first panel and the last panel blend together behind the other panels. Very clever! I don't think I've ever seen that technique before! Or at least, if I did, I never noticed it.
5th Jun 2021, 4:00 PM Haha, no need to apologize, I love comments!

That’s awesome, I’m glad it seems to give off that effect!
5th Jun 2021, 6:59 PM That is a very good reason to be nervous
5th Jun 2021, 7:20 PM Yep
6th Jun 2021, 1:08 AM Ah yes, always better when you don't need to show panels of people in an office talking to each other. And nice to see actual shady person; hope he wasn't the guy who littered with that aluminum can.
6th Jun 2021, 7:59 AM Thanks for noticing that little detail, haha 〓D
6th Jun 2021, 10:57 AM Yes, kidnapping is one thing, but littering is crossing the line!
16th Jun 2021, 12:20 AM Again I'm late to the party... Brought Dr Pepper AND Mtn Dew though to make up for it!!
Truth be told I been holding off commenting cause this went in a direction I wasn't expecting, and it seriously caught me off guard.
STill processing, but well done on the literary blindside, it don't happen often!
16th Jun 2021, 11:06 AM Hey no worries ever! You're good ;D and mountain Dew/dr. Pepper are yummy, even if my family disagrees with me haha

Ah yes, this story will have more than a few moments where things get darker, but I try to keep things feeling innocent and simple overall. Let me know if you think there's any way I can improve, like make it less jarring or something, feedback is always welcome d(^^)b
17th Jun 2021, 7:42 AM overall, I expect it to be pretty dark, but with Christian overtones, and that's what you have delivered. You misunderstood my comment, I wasn't criticizing, You zigged when I thought you were going to zagg in your story plot, which means you are not always predictable, and most authors don't even try for that.
17th Jun 2021, 8:23 AM Oh that’s interesting! I didn’t think of you being too critical, I am curious though as to whether people find it jarring when the story has it’s scarier moments, but I’m not worried or anything ;)

I like the way you describe the story, it’s interesting to hear what people see, as everyone has a slightly different way of interpreting. I don’t think I’m trying to be unpredictable, but I’m glad it feels that way, I often feel like I’m not good at writing big twists, like I feel as if people can always see them coming, but that’s not always a bad thing either.
18th Jun 2021, 4:35 PM What a tasty and awful page. I like the noise overtop of it to distance it from reality. But hooo boy, yeah I would be really distrustful in Evan's position too.
18th Jun 2021, 5:31 PM Cool, thank you!

Yeah it’s safe to say that Evan’s position is pretty fair
26th Jun 2021, 8:08 PM Ethan has reason for his fear, yike.
26th Jun 2021, 8:52 PM Yeah ( o o )

It’s cool how more than a few people see this page and already empathize with Evan.