pt. 1 ch. 10 - Page 30

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28th Feb 2018, 11:30 AM

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But for real though, I'm excited to see how people like this scene. Also! I'm thinking about getting into streaming as more of a regular thing. Either games, or drawing, or whatever, I need to get myself into another schedule of some sort.

I'm looking for opinions on what a good time to stream is, day and time-wise - I'm CST, which is -5:00 GMT, so any of you international readers/viewers will have to tell me around those terms :)

Suggestions for weekdays include 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, or 10:00 PM to midnight or later, etc. Let me know what you think!

Also, coming up this saturday I'm going to be doing a mega stream-a-thon where I draw stuff for as many of my 5 dollar patrons as I can get a hold of. It should be interesting :D

My channel on twitch is https://www.twitch.tv/mistakenpotatoes and I'll be doing a stream later tonight, probably around 10 PM. Hopefully I'll see you there, and you can talk to me directly about what you think about making it a more regular thing :)

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ROE
28th Feb 2018, 11:34 AM

Is Jack going to get shot again? Because he's cool and that would suck.

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MistakeNPotatoes
28th Feb 2018, 2:53 PM

That might happen, hm? I don't know if Irwin wants to make THAT much sound in a crowded space like this, though..

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Willibald
28th Feb 2018, 5:38 PM

Fighting Mythos beasts - OK
Getting caught in the girls' dorm - not OK

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MistakeNPotatoes
28th Feb 2018, 5:53 PM

More... doesn't want to arouse suspicion to himself with his giant floppy purple arm :')

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Mgnostic
28th Feb 2018, 11:40 AM

Wow, so much going on here. Despite all she has seen and done, I think Clara is still going to need a sanity roll after this episode. Although panel 2 has the least action, it still gives the feel for Jack assessing the situation.

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MistakeNPotatoes
28th Feb 2018, 4:02 PM

That's a good question - what do you think Clara's SAN is at, now? :D

I wanted to have that panel of Jack looking up and figuring out what to do for a beat before launching back into the action, heh :)

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Mgnostic
1st Mar 2018, 12:18 PM

I pondered the question of Clara's sanity a bit more. She doesn't seem to have too much difficulty accepting the existence of supernatural beings. It seems likely that her occult studies would buffer the shock of contact with Jaunt et. al. PTSD from the narrow escape in Innsmouth would likely have a greater impact on her sanity. I'm not sure of how it would fit in with the pacing of the story but it would be cool to get some backstory on Clara.

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MistakeNPotatoes
1st Mar 2018, 4:52 PM

That's a good point. She does seem to have a strange kind of resolve, though, doesn't she.

Don't worry! Clara's backstory will be explored in more detail, don't worry!

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MadJak91
2nd Mar 2018, 9:24 AM

I agree with MGNOSTIC. However, I think Chase also got off pretty light. While I THINK the previous encounter made him colder and slightly paranoid, they both handled themselves well for people who just wanted to investigate stuff at first.

As for Clara, she read a lot of books and understood how the talisman worked (when she blocked Jaunt) so I think she has a lot of theoretical knowledge she just confirmed with the battle being the experiment :D

I would not be surprised if she displayed only slight surprise with Thigg wither but that remains to be seen :D

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Mgnostic
2nd Mar 2018, 10:37 AM

There are at least two ways to take Clara meeting Thigg. Body horror or Monty Python.

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MistakeNPotatoes
2nd Mar 2018, 11:49 AM

Pfffhaha! I love the idea of the latter :')

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Mgnostic
2nd Mar 2018, 12:57 PM

Oh Irwin, and I thought you were so butch!

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Mr. Casual
28th Feb 2018, 11:42 AM

"You crashed through the wrong second-story window, pal."

". . . so I did! I'll just be going, now!"

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MistakeNPotatoes
28th Feb 2018, 4:02 PM

Oh, is this not room 205? I'm sorry! I was looking for 205!

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MadJak91
28th Feb 2018, 2:24 PM

Jack, this is not Fire Emblem. You do not just ignore the stronger enemy in front of you :/

Interesting but he does not know Irwin or his reactions. Sure, guessing what I think happened. Irwin intercepted him easily.

Hm. Kinda curious. I wonder how much Thigg respects Irwin's affections. Not saying he would let Clara die but I guess she could be a good object in this situation if necessary. Thigg does not need to care about her and can just use her from now on to play Irwin but if he would do that... I doubt it. Just thinking aloud about possible developments later.

As for streaming... I will check your channel when I usually check channels to see if something is on and cool to watch :>

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MistakeNPotatoes
28th Feb 2018, 5:55 PM

Not a turn based battle, man!

But yeah. He was hoping to take care of what he came to take care of quickly, and uh, looks like that's not happening :')

As for the rest of your speculation... that would be something that Thigg COULD do... will it? Hmm..

And yeah! I dunno, I hope I can find some good times to do it, but I know the time difference makes it really rough. I wish it didn't D:

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Taily
28th Feb 2018, 11:21 PM

Oh ho, what's this!! Things are not going as planned for our winged intruder!
Poor Clara's just like ?????????

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MistakeNPotatoes
1st Mar 2018, 4:55 PM

Alright then, radio show narrator Taily XD

You right though. Things are suddenly REALLY crazy and Clara's just like "What the actual fuck"

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That Guy Over There
1st Mar 2018, 1:09 AM

I think I see what happened: The weapon is able to alter its shape at will, which is all well and good. The thing is, since it's a weapon that operates on alien geometries and physics, it looks like it actually changes weight and mass when it changes shape. Jack changed it into a spear, but he isn't used to handling a weapon like that. A spear's weight is often at the pointy end. If you grip it at the back end with both hands like that, the weight can be hard to manage. And if the spear is too long (And Jack did just try to extend it about 10 feet), it gets very difficult to manage without a proper grip. Thus, Jack lost control of his weapon, and it stabbed the floor instead of his target. That's what happens when you try to use a weapon configuration you're not familiar with. Now he's off balance, over-extended, and has a bad grip on his weapon. Not a good start for what you've just walked into.

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L.A. Julian
1st Mar 2018, 10:51 AM

Jack didn't lose control - Irwin/Thigg slapped it aside.

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MistakeNPotatoes
1st Mar 2018, 4:54 PM

^^^ Julian has the right of it, but I have to say this is one of the worst panels I've ever drawn. It wasn't until after I was way into the finishing parts that I realized it wasn't working out. The next page will clarify it a little, helpfully, but stil..

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L.A. Julian
2nd Mar 2018, 12:35 AM

Don't be so hard on yourself! 'Shapeshifting, sometimes-invisible alien weapons/warriors, fighting in a dark room' isn't something they teach in art school, to the best of my knowledge!

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MadJak91
2nd Mar 2018, 9:31 AM

Happens :D
It is a fight scene. Motion can be a problem when the end result is still static.

Here is my opinion since I also had to double check the panel.
I think it has to do with how the panels flow and a bit perspective problem at the end.
You have Jack about to stab Clara, then the close-up of the same and then suddenly the spear showed to the side. If you read it quickly, your brain still thinks it is Jack about to stab Clara until you notice the "thunk" and realize the level and position of the spear. That is what happened to me :D
Probably does not happen to the author since it can be hard to notice stuff when your brain is convinced of the page's vision.

Since we are on topic of panels. This is a minor dumb thing though: I know what you were going for in the second panel visually and I think realistically (when you mirror it), Jack is actually looking at the other person than whom his eyes are matched with :D
More of a trivia, really. Unless my brain is totally off because it happened to me I was totally off the mark with mirrors LMAO :D

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Siva
1st Mar 2018, 5:39 AM

But will Irwin and Clara's love survive the horrible revelation of Thigg?

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MistakeNPotatoes
1st Mar 2018, 5:06 PM

Solid question... let's see :D

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Synzin
1st Mar 2018, 7:12 AM

Hmm, "Thunk" implies it didn't penetrate and I'm surprised Jack didn't go after Irwin first as the bigger threat. Maybe he's hoping to kill her and run I guess. I wonder if these characters are ever going to sit down and talk and realize where the real threat is coming from for both sides?

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L.A. Julian
1st Mar 2018, 10:50 AM

Look at the camera angles - Irwin/Thigg slammed it down to the floor, up against the wall.

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MistakeNPotatoes
1st Mar 2018, 5:07 PM

^^^ Again, yep. Unfortunately, however, the artist did not depict this very well. What a jerk that guy is!

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Synzin
2nd Mar 2018, 7:54 AM

I see it now, thanks!

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MistakeNPotatoes
2nd Mar 2018, 11:44 AM

Cool :D I'm glad, but I'm sorry it needed some external input :( I'll be working on that in the future.

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Bob Mozark
1st Mar 2018, 11:34 AM

How long before Clara's neighbors start pounding on the walls, not to mention the arrival of the landlady.

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MistakeNPotatoes
2nd Mar 2018, 11:49 AM

Very good point... let's see how long it takes :D

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...(RockB)
1st Mar 2018, 6:38 PM

Oh My! Oh man. O.M.G.

=8-(_)


(soory for the stupid comment, I'm out of smarts just now.)

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MistakeNPotatoes
2nd Mar 2018, 11:50 AM

Hah! Don't worry about it. Reactions like this are fine too, for me :D

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Ahakarin
1st Mar 2018, 8:19 PM

... Poor Jack. First that thing with the Tommy Gun, and now this.

Nice as it is to see that nifty dagger in action, I somehow doubt it'll be enough against the symbiotic superweapon that almost iced his boss.

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MistakeNPotatoes
2nd Mar 2018, 11:51 AM

We'll just have to see how this all goes down, hm? :) It is Jack's moment to shine, after all..

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