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SHI LONG PANG, 129-133 [Jan. 16th, 2009|05:00 pm]
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My fear with this scene is that I've dragged it out too long (there's still a few more pages to come). I was trying to make something a little more interesting than your run of the mill fight scene, but I'm not sure if the scene ran away from me here. Pang had already been outed as a Shaolin monk on page 129, so he could have just kicked ass on page 131, right? But I wanted him to be pushed to the limit. I just don't want the reader to feel like the scene is dancing around what's inevitable.
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[User Picture]From: lula_vampiro
2009-01-17 02:19 am (UTC)
No, this is totally sweet. You haven't lost the rhythm yet here: good balance of plot-, social, and combative action.
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[User Picture]From: bencosta
2009-01-17 03:04 am (UTC)
Well, thanks! That's always good to hear from you. On a weekly schedule it's so easy to lose sight of how things are paced on my end.
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[User Picture]From: bencosta
2009-01-17 06:49 pm (UTC)
I suppose you're right! It's always funny when someone needs to be reminded of their own point.
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[User Picture]From: joshpm
2009-01-17 03:08 pm (UTC)
I think the rhythm of these pages has been great, really! I like the idea of him being pushed to his breaking point.
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[User Picture]From: bencosta
2009-01-17 06:49 pm (UTC)
Cool! I'll trust your judgment.
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[User Picture]From: mercurysblood
2009-01-17 09:15 pm (UTC)
It's great. I wanted to be reminded too that buttkicking is not always "what must be done." Thank you!
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[User Picture]From: bencosta
2009-01-19 03:14 am (UTC)
Hehe thanks. Buttkicking is so hard to avoid though when you're facing a major douchebag.
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[User Picture]From: cleodhna
2009-01-18 12:41 am (UTC)
I agree. I like the pacing. It demonstrates how Pang's first, natural reactions tend to peace and compassion, and how slow he is to anger; even then not for his own sake.
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[User Picture]From: bencosta
2009-01-19 03:16 am (UTC)
I think at this point he is so baffled that he's baffled even by his anger.
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[User Picture]From: cleodhna
2009-01-19 04:13 am (UTC)
Poor Pang... he's going to be so eaten up with confusion after he's kicked those guys into next Thursday.
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[User Picture]From: emperor
2009-04-16 02:48 pm (UTC)
I follow this comic elsewhere, where it's previously been updating weekly, but nothing for a few weeks now...?
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[User Picture]From: bencosta
2009-04-16 11:33 pm (UTC)
Yeah, sorry about that. I've been unable to work on the comic for the past couple weeks, but tomorrow there will be a new page!

I guess I should post some pages here too.
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