Umm...Calli?

Postby Schissel on Thu Nov 16, 2000 1:42 am

My own opinion-
Several of the staggered-layout Sunday comics were discussed in the forum at the relevant times, by the way- as to Nov. 5 in particular you may want to have a look <A HREF="http://www.keenspace.com/forums/Forum103/HTML/000026.html" TARGET=_blank>here</A>, I think.
Reading archives is usually somewhat less difficult in one respect (the absence of daily suspense) but here apparently is one case where it would seem to be moreso (than following the comic when-written, that is...)
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Postby Gwalla on Thu Nov 16, 2000 4:57 am

Okay, I sort of get it now...sorta...<P>At least it pinpointed the problem: since the third panel doesn't follow logically (without knowing a whole lot of outside context) from either the 1st or 2nd, there's no evidence that it <I>is</I> the 3rd panel. Hence, it needed to be explained.<P>And am I the only one here who's a little offended by the fact that there is a distinct Chosen Few who are allowed to understand some strips, while the rest of us are left in the lurch? <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspace.com/forums/frown.gif"><P>------------------
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Postby Gwalla on Thu Nov 16, 2000 12:31 pm

I'm having a hard time following your layouts for the big color Sundays. <A HREF="http://calliope.keenspace.com/d/20001105.html" TARGET=_blank>http://calliope.keenspace.com/d/20001105.html</A> is especially confusing.<P>Just a tip: stick with simple grid layouts, and don't stagger the panels (we all know what staggering things does...just look at the Palm Beach County ballots).<P>Layouts like these are easy to understand:<P><table border>
<tr><td> <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspace.com/forums/smile.gif"></td><td> <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspace.com/forums/wink.gif"></td></tr>
<tr><td> <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspace.com/forums/mad.gif"></td><td> <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspace.com/forums/frown.gif"></td></td>
</table><P><table border>
<tr><td rowspan=2> <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspace.com/forums/mad.gif"></td><td> <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspace.com/forums/eek.gif"></td></tr>
<tr><td> <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspace.com/forums/tongue.gif"></td></tr>
</table><P>But a layout where the panels don't really align from left to right is hard:<P><table border rows=6 cols=2>
<tr><td rowspan=3> <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspace.com/forums/smile.gif"></td><td rowspan=2> <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspace.com/forums/wink.gif"></td></tr><tr></tr>
<tr><td rowspan=2> <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspace.com/forums/confused.gif"></td></tr>
<tr><td rowspan=3> <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspace.com/forums/cool.gif"></td></tr>
<tr><td rowspan=2> <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspace.com/forums/eek.gif"></td></tr>
</table><P>Just a friendly hint. I do like the comic a lot.<P>[This message has been edited by gwalla (edited 11-16-2000).]<P>[argh, screwed up the tables...must fix]<p>[This message has been edited by gwalla (edited 11-16-2000).]
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Postby Averageman on Fri Nov 17, 2000 7:54 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Eyeless Blond:
<B>It's not really a Chosen Few, I don't think. Cali seems to indicate that even her old friends that read most of the parrallel story don't even know all that she's referring to <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspace.com/forums/smile.gif">. For now we should just wait and see; the Author will clear it up in time.</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Quite right, you have an uncommonly accurate perseption of the situation.<P>Your Friend, AM<P>
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Postby Eyeless Blond on Fri Nov 17, 2000 12:29 pm

It's not really a Chosen Few, I don't think. Cali seems to indicate that even her old friends that read most of the parrallel story don't even know all that she's referring to <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspace.com/forums/smile.gif">. For now we should just wait and see; the Author will clear it up in time.
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