The password reset was legit – importing users over from comixtalks postnuke/Drupal database was tricky. Passwords I think are borked. Right now for a few accounts I recognized I reset the password – which you can reset again. For the rest of the users, I think I have figured out a way to do this without emailing everyone.]]>
That is an excellent question. I really don’t understand why he just completely backed off the fight scenes in this one.
I’m going to, I dunno, quibble with you on one point, though:
"However, he tries to cram too much story into a single page. One of the strengths of manga is that the quiet moments, where nothing happens, are just as effective as the action-packed moments."
The thing is, there are also pacing issues involved. If you take, say, four pages to do a montage of establishing scenes in your 200 page graphic novel, then that’s just fine. But Bleedman has a page a week update schedule. If he takes four pages to set a scene, that’s an entire month of updates.
If you look at Ever After, another comic hosted on the same site, you’ll see what I mean. The pacing is just abominable, with pages and pages of slow scene setting and build-up that seemed like they’d be perfectly fine taken in one dose, but when spread out over months and months of nothing but scene setting, utterly destroyed whatever interest I had in it. You have to be able to get things moving quickly if you have an update schedule like Bleedman.
So, if anything I think it’s too slow paced; everybody’s running around, but not going anywhere. They’re talking a lot, but they’re not saying anything.
To be honest, I don’t understand how you could start with the Powerpuff Girls doushinji, and then have your writing deteriorate. It’s a mystery for the ages.]]>
I would imagine I could still add administrator accounts if Josh doesn’t respond so if anyone wants to work on it let me know.]]>
– It’s SLOW, if you can even get on
– No one takes responsibility
– Some areas are a mess
– Obsolete material snowballs while new material of value dwindles
– Josh Roberts is too preoccupied to attend to it or even answer mail about it
– Lack of really clear directions puts a lot of people off contributing
No? I hallucinate?]]>
However, I don’t mind telling you that I’m starting with a VERY large buffer. I’ve already uploaded the material for the next FOUR MONTHS of Mon-Fri updates … so there will be something new five times a week into April, guaranteed.
Thanks for running this site. Though I’ve never taken the time to post here, Comix Talk is part of my DAILY online reading.
Happy New Year!