davidcsimon wrote: El wrote:
N I think the new version qualifies for use of the medium if nothing else.
I'm not so sure about that. As I said, the new version would be best described as animation - but it would happily work in other media (ie: you could put it on a Video, or a DVD, or project it in a cinema) and the experience would be essentially the same. I think the "Use of the Medium" category is more about projects which use the web/PCs in ways which are unique to the format - ie: interactivity.
Hi everybody, I'm Marco, (aka fableforge aka drathan), the guy who makes "Journey of a Ghost" (aka Grittie). You may remember me from such movies as.... bah, nevermind, that simpsons introduction joke is tired by now. Truth is I'm a tiny bit nervous. I've been doing what I do in the interwebs since, oh, 2002 or so, but I've never felt part of the webcomics community. Ever. I always get the impression everyone knows everyone but me, and.. yeah... I always feel like a stranger. Anyway, thats besides the point. I just wanted to comment a couple things:
First, thanks so much to Klio and El for your vote of confidence, you have made me feel welcome and liked, and, .. as I pointed out above, that is very rare for me so I appreciate it tons and tons, you know I wuv you
Second, I got back my email from the Powers that Be here with my excell voting ballot, so I hope its implied my own work does qualify in their eyes as being eligible? (P.S. I work on programming the interwebs for a living, if you need help next year to make the voting online I'll be glad to)
Third... for those who wish to see the old more comic-like incarnation, the old old URL
is still available, I only ask you to please dont share it outside this forum, because amazing as it sounds, there's people who only know the video version and they don't know what happens next in the story. Feel free to share this link
all you wish though!
Its very interesting what Klio has been talking about recently; where do you draw the line and say this is a comic and that is not a comic anymore? You see, the old and new version are 99% the same story, about 85% the same graphics, some 80% the same writing, and about 95% the same author. But the old one (this will sound unintentionally bitter, my appologies) was never outstanding enough to make a following, and the new one may bee too out-there still. I dont know :/
I should really end this post here, but against my better judgement, I -really- feel like expressing what may be the cause (or the effect; I dont know) of my "foreigness" to the webcomic world. All 2005 I worked really hard on the old version, (I cant tell whom I work for, but I can say some crisis mean I have to work 16 hours a day, 7 days a week till its over). By my calculations and not including covers, I must have done something like 880 panels over 40 episodes, and while sometimes I was some days late, I always published weekly, until I simply ran out of spirit, I guess is the best way to say it. I dont know, I probably hamstrung myself early on by my font choice, or by having a flash wrapper, or a too complex story, but the fact is my total visits ... ever.. total, were less than 1000. I dont know what made me try again, but the video world has been more welcoming. I got those 1000 hits in my second night on YouTube with the first episode (now that version is deleted and replaced with another one that has subtitles). Anyway... I know everyone here is uber talented and works just as hard too... I'm rambling now and dont really have a point, sorry for the little free therapy I got out of typing this, I promise to be less dramatic in successive posts, and whether or not my work is nominated, I hope you guys like it.
All better now