Essay Mod wrote:
SmashLampjaw wrote:He's writing for the trade. If you read the hitball arc now, it's not that bad (though still a bit too long even there). It's only live that it (and the Ghost Train arc that got similar complaints) feels overlong.
The comic was an interesting comparison, but the point of a parody mocking something that takes too long gets lost when your parody itself takes too long. That arc was an eternity. He needs to stop pacing this damn comic like it's an animated series.
He's writing a webcomic and pacing like shit for a webcomic. I don't give a damn how this will look 8 months from now when the arc finally wraps up and he publishes this in the print comic medium via Kickstarter. It's a webcomic now, he's being paid for it as a webcomic now, and his pacing is shit for a webcomic which I feel I must stress one last time is what he has now.
Look at this mess. The train ride, which dragged on forever, was a bunch of stills of action that opened up a handful of new mysteries. When it finally ended his fans (which included myself) were wondering what we'd learn next about the "Goddess" or "Forge" or even Spender's shadows. So what does ZM do? He introduced another new, possibly unrelated mystery then immediately put on that hold for dodgeball. Then he dragged out dodgeball with stills of action for months just like with the train. When he finally had to do a couple comics of the new mystery finally being investigated he wrapped those around the introduction of lengthy new background shit like the School Store. Now that things are finally moving again we're interrupted to learn that Isabel's new spirit is thematically inconsistent.
The pacing would be semi-tolerable for a cartoon and tedious in a print comic, but it is absolute garbage for the medium he's actually in
. There's no way around that.
Essay Mod wrote:
"Slow pacing" is just inherent to webcomics as a medium, especially 2-a-week ones. See also: Sleepless Domain
Why did you put slow pacing in quotes when I didn't say it? I said he was pacing this like a cartoon and it isn't one.