Comic 244 - 5.7.5

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Chippewa Ghost 22nd Jul 2018, 8:01 PM edit delete
Chippewa Ghost
Not that this has been on my mind much, but man don't you hate it when a work ends with every character more or less arbitrarily getting put to death? I mean, I get it that there's grim and tragic stuff happening every day, but "and then they all died" seems... lazy and self-indulgent, tbh.

Opinions?

Comments:

NeilKapit 22nd Jul 2018, 8:09 PM edit delete reply
NeilKapit
You mean saliva? Ewwwww!
Chippewa Ghost 24th Jul 2018, 12:03 AM edit delete reply
Chippewa Ghost
Yes... saliva.

That's probably the least offensive thing I could think of, tbh.
jamie59 22nd Jul 2018, 11:02 PM edit delete reply
jamie59
The bubble censor is out in force again.
Chippewa Ghost 24th Jul 2018, 12:05 AM edit delete reply
Chippewa Ghost
The nudes are available on my Patreon!
BUMBLEBEE 23rd Jul 2018, 1:15 AM edit delete reply
BUMBLEBEE
Yeah, that’s the thing. Tragedies happen every day and everyone dies for no good reason. They fall asleep smoking in bed, that still happens. But we expect more out of our fiction. Shit’s supposed to mean something, unlike in real life. Which... has no meaning... I don’t really think that.

That said, I do like it when main characters eat it. When Glenn died in the Walking Dead (the comic, of course) I was riveted for months after because of the consequences.
Chippewa Ghost 24th Jul 2018, 12:06 AM edit delete reply
Chippewa Ghost
That's funny--I stopped watching TWD when Glenn died.

That show got like OZ, where it seemed like they were killing characters just for the sadistic hell of it.
Microraptor 23rd Jul 2018, 8:46 AM edit delete reply
Microraptor
Don't you know anything about fashion, Felicia? Bloodstains are the new black!

"And then they all died" worked for Romeo and Juliet.
But... not every story is Romeo and Juliet.
Chippewa Ghost 24th Jul 2018, 12:06 AM edit delete reply
Chippewa Ghost
Confession time: I will probably kill all teh characters.

Better than going to hiatus, no?
Seabiscuit 23rd Jul 2018, 9:33 PM edit delete reply
Seabiscuit
Bwahaha, Erics expressions, man. They get me everytime.
"Other" fluids... Oh dear.


Oh, gosh. Yeah, I totally hate endings where everyone dies. Makes the whole thing feel kinda pointless, sometimes.>:
Chippewa Ghost 23rd Jul 2018, 10:04 PM edit delete reply
Chippewa Ghost
She says as the body count in WA climbs...
AmeliaP 24th Jul 2018, 9:20 PM edit delete reply
AmeliaP
I'm totally good with that. Killing a character is a powerful storytelling tool. After all, we're writing a death for our character, not writing a character for an arbitrary death. If it's part of his/her journey, so be it. If there's a "everybody gets killed" and it has a reason, go for it. Kill'em all!
Chippewa Ghost 24th Jul 2018, 10:54 PM edit delete reply
Chippewa Ghost
Easy for a skilled creator such as yourself to say.

More difficult for an amateur as myself.

As it is, this series will be coming to a premature end (as well as my current level of involvement in webcomics) due to exceptional personal circumstances. Certainly not asking for your sympathy, as I am on track to being afforded an experience that I will hope to share with you all in time. But real life finds its reflection in this work and sometimes the image is a difficult one to examine.
Cooke 8th Aug 2018, 9:16 PM edit delete reply
Cooke
Shit dude. Didn't know you were wrapping this party up early. Damn. What can you do in that instance?

A good ending working in those limitations doesn't have to be a "kill everyone" type deal though sometimes a sudden shock meaningless death can be powerful if it's done right. Like some slighted character from earlier in the story comes back to exact revenge. Think Layer Cake. Though in that case there was a narrative built around it.

I'd say have a re-read of all your material and take a grasp on what your over arching themes have been so far and bring those to a natural conclusion. There's been some dark stuff in this story so do you want to tell a story of a downward spiral reaching bottom or one of redemption? Tying it to your country through tumultuous times and basing it loosely around current events dictates some of your narrative so looking past that, as you said on an earlier page in the comments, the night is darkest before the dawn. So is the dawn coming for the characters of Let It Ride?
Chippewa Ghost 8th Aug 2018, 9:34 PM edit delete reply
Chippewa Ghost
Ha, yes, the dawn is coming.