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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)

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No, this is totally sweet. You haven't lost the rhythm yet here: good balance of plot-, social, and combative action.
[User Picture]From: bencosta
2009-01-17 03:04 am (UTC)

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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.
[User Picture]From: jdalton
2009-01-17 03:56 am (UTC)

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I agree! The pacing is good. It reads pretty fast. It says a lot about Pang's character that it takes five or six pages to get him to do more than just defend himself. From Pang's point of view, it's not inevitable. That's the point.
[User Picture]From: bencosta
2009-01-17 06:49 pm (UTC)

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I suppose you're right! It's always funny when someone needs to be reminded of their own point.
[User Picture]From: joshpm
2009-01-17 03:08 pm (UTC)

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I think the rhythm of these pages has been great, really! I like the idea of him being pushed to his breaking point.
[User Picture]From: bencosta
2009-01-17 06:49 pm (UTC)

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Cool! I'll trust your judgment.
[User Picture]From: mercurysblood
2009-01-17 09:15 pm (UTC)

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It's great. I wanted to be reminded too that buttkicking is not always "what must be done." Thank you!
[User Picture]From: bencosta
2009-01-19 03:14 am (UTC)

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Hehe thanks. Buttkicking is so hard to avoid though when you're facing a major douchebag.
[User Picture]From: cleodhna
2009-01-18 12:41 am (UTC)

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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.
[User Picture]From: bencosta
2009-01-19 03:16 am (UTC)

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I think at this point he is so baffled that he's baffled even by his anger.
[User Picture]From: cleodhna
2009-01-19 04:13 am (UTC)

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Poor Pang... he's going to be so eaten up with confusion after he's kicked those guys into next Thursday.
[User Picture]From: emperor
2009-04-16 02:48 pm (UTC)

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I follow this comic elsewhere, where it's previously been updating weekly, but nothing for a few weeks now...?
[User Picture]From: bencosta
2009-04-16 11:33 pm (UTC)

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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.