Comic 120 - 5.4.24

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5.4.24
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Chippewa Ghost 28th Sep 2017, 8:01 PM edit delete
Chippewa Ghost
Not a real big fan of author comments that narrate the action. I can think of reasons to have them, none of which are good. Tell me I'm wrong, but we're all adults here and can deal with a bit of mystery... In any case, there's some other stuff at play here which will get its own page or two before the chapter's out.

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In other news, Autumn Bay comes back from its hurricane hiatus on Sunday night!

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Chippewa Ghost 29th Sep 2017, 5:35 AM edit delete
Chippewa Ghost
In other other news, here's some more ugly echoes from reality.

Comments:

Microraptor 28th Sep 2017, 8:11 PM edit delete reply
Microraptor
"Captain Stabby" - yep, that nickname fits! :-D
Chippewa Ghost 28th Sep 2017, 10:02 PM edit delete reply
Chippewa Ghost
Prof insists that he's the only truly "villain" in his universe, a point on which I must respectfully disagree. Whatever way you cut it, however, there's something downright scary about cold steel.
Seabiscuit 28th Sep 2017, 8:36 PM edit delete reply
Seabiscuit
Omfg, Boogeyman vs Captain Happy? Hype
Chippewa Ghost 28th Sep 2017, 10:01 PM edit delete reply
Chippewa Ghost
Oh, it's going to shake out a little bit differently than that.

oh yes
ProfEtheric 28th Sep 2017, 9:35 PM edit delete reply
ProfEtheric
Oh my stars and garters...

I had nearly forgotten about the Bogeyman.

My poor town is going to get a boo-boo, isn't it?
Chippewa Ghost 28th Sep 2017, 10:03 PM edit delete reply
Chippewa Ghost
RE: Bogeyman--I would refer you to a comment you made via email a few months ago. Also, Agent Heinrich will have a few more words to say about that on Sunday's page.
anonymous coward 28th Sep 2017, 11:56 PM edit delete reply
You're on the right track: It's a cheap move to put explanations of what's going on in a work of fiction outside of the work itself. However, I will admit that I don't always get everything that goes on in your work. This is because you don't always show or reference all the important actions and characters in the foreground every time they're important. That's usually a good thing because it permits more suspense and surprise, and avoids hackish and unrealistic expository dialogue, but it's always a trade-off.
(I do like today's example of expository dialogue, it reads like a conversation real people might actually have while still being interesting.)

Narrative focus and continuity in fiction can be a very difficult problem. Methods to handle it I know of use a substantive editor, * and test-readers, to make sure all the details line up and that it's enjoyable to read. That's too much effort to expect from anyone who isn't making a living at it or competing with people who are. So... I dunno what to suggest because that depends on the existing creative process, avaliable resources, and purposes of the project.

* https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Content_editing
Cooke 1st Oct 2017, 8:20 PM edit delete reply
Cooke
Tona recruited Bogeyman for this implicit purpose didn't she? Thinking many move ahead.
Chippewa Ghost 1st Oct 2017, 8:48 PM edit delete reply
Chippewa Ghost
Tona recruited him because she wanted to get a friend out of a bad spot. He's also a fair hand at interrogation. And yes, contrary to the most recent page BM will make a brief appearance in AB...