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Postby The Neko on Sat Jun 11, 2005 1:18 pm

I like to review and look at new works critically, so I end up giving out a lot of 'em. =P

So far I've been happy with the reviews I've gotten so far. However, I keep on getting ambivalent opinions about the writing and art (both in-thread and from other statements and e-mails), so it's often confusing for me to figure out what needs to be fixed and what shouldn't be tinkered with.
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Postby Jackhass on Sat Jun 11, 2005 1:20 pm

Yeah, I'll be holding off on doing anymore reviews in it for a while...don't need another review of my comic so soon.
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Postby McDuffies on Sat Jun 11, 2005 2:36 pm

*Waits patiently for his review*
I hope poor sob doesn't intend to read the ENTIRE archives before reviewing it.
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Postby Axonite on Sat Jun 11, 2005 4:41 pm

mcDuffies wrote:*Waits patiently for his review*
I hope poor sob doesn't intend to read the ENTIRE archives before reviewing it.


Actually, yes, I do intend to do that. :) (But if it helps, I'm enjoying it so far!)

Also: Thanks to Nanda and Lintjinks for their reviews of Station V3! :)
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Postby McDuffies on Sat Jun 11, 2005 4:46 pm

axonite wrote:
mcDuffies wrote:*Waits patiently for his review*
I hope poor sob doesn't intend to read the ENTIRE archives before reviewing it.


Actually, yes, I do intend to do that. :) (But if it helps, I'm enjoying it so far!)

Also: Thanks to Nanda and Lintjinks for their reviews of Station V3! :)

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Postby Christwriter on Sat Jun 11, 2005 5:35 pm

Posted a review for The End of Things. :) nice comic. Not earth shakingly good, but nice.

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Postby MrEff on Sat Jun 11, 2005 6:52 pm

I hope it's cool I re-posted my review of Go For It.... I edited out the first one and put it back in in proper order.... I don't think it's breakin any rules....

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Postby Faub on Sat Jun 11, 2005 7:45 pm

It would have been much preferrable if you had given him a new review or better yet, let someone else do it.
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Postby MrEff on Sat Jun 11, 2005 7:59 pm

:roll: Eh.....


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Postby TheSuburbanLetdown on Sat Jun 11, 2005 10:32 pm

Dutch! wrote:The bit I find tricky and mildly annoying is when you keep looking back at the thread and find either someone you've reviewed before at the bottom or someone who's work you have absolutely no interest in (possibly because it's furry, but that's only one possibililililility...).

What I find mildly annoying is that you always seem to go out of your way to take potshots at people. I've noticed this on many occasions.
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Postby AsterAzul on Sat Jun 11, 2005 10:42 pm

There's nothing wrong with furry, everyone. If someone writes a comic with animal people, that doesn't mean it's some sort of freaky sexually deviant piece of fanfiction.

Two of the most touching and honest comics I ever read were anthro comics (End of Things and Untitled!)

That said, let's get on with the reviews...
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Postby AsterAzul on Sat Jun 11, 2005 11:17 pm

I'll review something if someone tells me what the somehat I'm someposed to be reviewing.

You know what would be awesome? A thread where we nag eachother to update our comics. :)
I would be amused...
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Postby TheSuburbanLetdown on Sat Jun 11, 2005 11:41 pm

I found the Christwriter review to be helpful, and much of it I agree with. As for the meandering, the story I'm on right now was gonna be a 10 page joke about an assassination, but to me it seemed to want to go on. The story I was gonna do instead was outlined and much tighter in terms of structure since it pertains to the actual overall plot, but I decided to put it off till later for some stupid reason. I found that some people like the looseness of it, and some don't.

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Postby Dutch! on Sat Jun 11, 2005 11:53 pm

PeppermintAfterlife wrote:
Dutch! wrote:The bit I find tricky and mildly annoying is when you keep looking back at the thread and find either someone you've reviewed before at the bottom or someone who's work you have absolutely no interest in (possibly because it's furry, but that's only one possibililililility...).

What I find mildly annoying is that you always seem to go out of your way to take potshots at people. I've noticed this on many occasions.


Apologies if that came across wrong...I could just as simply have said manga, anime or other styles and content that I personally find don't pluck my interest.

It wasn't a potshot, so I'm sorry if you picked it up that way. I don't mind the odd potshot, no, but I try to make sure the people I take them at know it's coming or will most probably play along.

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Postby MrEff on Sun Jun 12, 2005 4:58 am

PeppermintAfterlife wrote:
Dutch! wrote:The bit I find tricky and mildly annoying is when you keep looking back at the thread and find either someone you've reviewed before at the bottom or someone who's work you have absolutely no interest in (possibly because it's furry, but that's only one possibililililility...).

What I find mildly annoying is that you always seem to go out of your way to take potshots at people. I've noticed this on many occasions.


See I sat down and read through all of P.A.L's archives because I had intended to do a review.... but I got beaten to the punch.... and while I'm not a big "furry" fan myself I found his comic to be quite a good read....

My question to P.A.L. is are we going to find out the backstory behind your characters? They seem somewhat pessimistic (not all of them) and down in the dumps alot.... but they seem to have reason.... I'm wondering if we will get to see that reason in future strips....

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Postby McDuffies on Sun Jun 12, 2005 5:32 am

Damn furries, they're all closet perverts! :evil:
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Postby Mercury Hat on Sun Jun 12, 2005 5:44 am

mcDuffies wrote:Damn furries, they're all closet perverts! :evil:

Always drawing themselves as cats and trying to have sex with our human women! They're a menace!
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Postby Joel Fagin on Sun Jun 12, 2005 5:45 am

mcDuffies wrote:Damn furries


Coming from you, I'm afraid that just doesn't hold water.

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Postby McDuffies on Sun Jun 12, 2005 6:20 am

Mercury Hat wrote:
mcDuffies wrote:Damn furries, they're all closet perverts! :evil:

Always drawing themselves as cats and trying to have sex with our human women! They're a menace!

Yeah, damn them.

Well, at least PAL isn't trying to have sex with human women.
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Postby Col on Sun Jun 12, 2005 8:17 am

I see nothing wrong with people popping back in to review someone else and to get another review. The more input you get, the better, and the thread will keep going then.

The only thing I find annoying is people who don't read the first post to understand the rules and then asks how to do it, thus breaking up the flow of the thread, or people who just refuse to put up placeholders for comics.
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