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I uploaded the latest page here,
questionable comicoid part 3 page 25 by bimshwel
and you can view the whole thing up to that point from the beginning at my own website bimshwel.com/ope/wud/?p=65 more coherently than you can here.

Does anyone who looks at these pages actually have any clue what is going on?  I know that a few specific people do, but in general, is this comprehensible? I spent years and years on this, and it makes sense to ME, but I hate to be excessively conventional in my proceedings or obvious in my explanations, and I wonder if anybody is legitimately following it or if most of the few "Favorite" marks I get are out of simple habit, or worse, from deviantart front-page viewers who randomly favorite stuff they don't care about the slightest bit, trying to draw attention to themselves.
Also, if you don't follow these or do not understand them, please don't say you do to try and make me feel better.  That really does not help anybody!  I work too hard on this for pretend approval.
Thank you and goop muck.
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:iconwertzustellun9:
Wertzustellun9 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2017
I like nonsense but when it just hangs up it's frustrating.
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bimshwel Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2017
I am uncertain what you mean by that!  Can you give an example of nonsense hanging up?
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Wertzustellun9 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2017
I am not a usual comic reader, I don't know anything about the format other than it's made of picures in small panels that are linked in some sequence and probably tell a story.

I appreciate the chaos that goes on the pages of your comic. I occasionally catch an uploaded page or pick an earlier one when I am scooping around (infrequently) and have the time to examine a page for longer minutes. But those being single pages, the happenings just have no start or end. Yeah surely, it would help if I was actually reading the comic pages in sequence from start to fi...errr whatever.
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Wertzustellun9 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2017
I wait until it gets finished.
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bimshwel Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2017
I do not make it with "finish"ing it in mind.  I want to tell some stories which happen to lead into each other.  One of my primary inspirations, Tintin comics, only ended when the writer, Herge, became dead.  I personally do not plan to die in the immediate future.
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Fofinho Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2017
are there any links where i can download the entire comic as a zip or pdf so i can read it offline ?
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runewuff Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No, I have not been legitimately following this, but, I read it. It did not immediately seem like something I'd like, but after a while, I didn't want to stop reading either, (it gets better as it goes), and now I like your art style more (there were panels I found Lope and Elpse... attractive? I can see you could draw great human anatomy, but chose to make these creatures, and I like it.)

To the point, I think most people are going to look at the random humor and get into the mindset this is a series of unrelated "sunday funnies", (I know I did) Now I see your comic is very random, but the characters are not. The world they inhabit is chaotic and changing, but the one thing not changing is their personalities. (Though I get the impression Elpse is more irritable than normal since his encounter with Kumquat, Kumquat made more sense later when I realized he knows the packages are all bombs, so, he's just finding any way he can to get the delivery boys turned around.) Everyone has understandable - but not always rational! - motivations.
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bimshwel Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2017
Thank you for taking the effort to find some logic in it!  And you pointed out elpse's increased aggression after visiting kumquat, which so far nobody else has mentioned to me at any point, although hints to elpse's previous non-aggression I added somewhat retroactively.  What parts do you still consider to be random?
I can draw passable human anatomy but I am not good with realistic faces at all.  There are "rules" for placing each part and I can never remember them.
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runewuff Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I consider Elpse someone who would fight back rather than take things lying down - but - isn't normally one to pick fights. Unfortunately, I wouldn't be surprised if some take him to be a violent character and then be surprised if things quiet down later.

What's random? The sight gags in almost every panel, the world feels like it's in a state of flux. The setting itself is chaotic, in a mostly humorous way. The way the hospital is run would be a violation of 229 laws in the this world, as would the way people drive. The way fate seems to keep bumping characters into each other (it's a small world...) The characters and plot points are the constants, reading the pages back-to-back-to-back the world seems to swirl around them, like the face of that guy in the "Man Takes a Picture of Himself Every Day For A Year" video meme.

I do see what's happening, from the new muck that has unintended consequences brewing, to Kumquat scheming, and the Chair Guy wanting to kill Lope (and everybody, really), the plot points are lining up like cars at the demolition derby (my metaphor for this sort of thing). Which ones will collide? What will the wrecks be like? You've got good ingredients, cook them up! would be my advice.

And ah, that sounds familiar. I keep getting better at drawing muscles and proportions but my faces remain little better than the evolved smiley-faces I drew when I was 12. At any rate I'm going to have an anime-style someday if this keeps up, lol.
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Jumbi Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
i have read your comic several times, although i decided some time ago to leave it and come back later to see if i could read it all at once. one page at a time was hard to follow, but when i re-read it i remember most of it pretty well and that makes the background details stand out more. i actually laughed out loud at a bunch of stuff i hadn't caught the first time, like nemitz getting hit by lope's car while it isn't paying attention pretty early on. one of my favorite things is still kumquat goofing around with lope trying to deliver the bomb package.
i think what makes it hardest to parse is how cluttered some of the panels get. a lot of weird things that didn't make a lot of sense in the beginning started to become clearer as the reader learned more about elpse and nemitz. i really like the humor but it did take me a re-read to realize that there were more jokes than i had caught the first time around.
so, i guess it makes sense to me when i read it, especially now that there is more than one chapter. there's a lot of disorientation at the beginning that gets better once you get used to the characters and the humor. i won't recommend re-doing the beginning yet again though!
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bimshwel Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2017
Thank you for the response and for giving this so many chances!  Deviantart really is not a good place for this sort of comic, but I could never attract much of an audience on other websites, and the pages never feel complete enough to print out.
nemitz getting hit by the car was always in there, but I made it more apparent when I redrew the oldest pages [the second time].  I am not sure if I actually updated the deviantart version.  I have trouble finding the pages here, myself!
You are right that too much information is crammed into inadequately sized spaces too often.  I had a good result splitting one recent overstuffed page into two, and I mean to do more of that.
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Jumbi Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
oh man the bicycle chase though, every panel of that bit was a delight.
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GoblinalMagpie Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2017
When I read the post from your site yesterday, I didn't realize how much this was affecting you. I will write a response through email, but it takes me a while to gather up my thoughts. I'm...slow like that. I'll use the potatoconnoisseur mailzone, or possibly the remunerate one if the first doesn't work. But the plot presented so far fits together, and there is consistency in the characters' characteristics and perceived motivations, where available. For example, elpse journey to return home and save mitz world while stranded in an alien one leaves the imp stressed and more temperamental than usual vs the chairvillian's ulterior motives, which are intentionally vague to keep them mysterious).

I never thought the comic was too incomprehensible because I knew you were leaving space in the story for readers to fill in until something comes up later to tell us what's really happening. It's a good way to keep readers interested. Anyways, I do apologize if I gravely misinterpreted your journal or events in the comic. Sometimes I do that. Pardon me. 

 
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bimshwel Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2017
Everything affects me!  Your comment earlier was fine!  I posted this journal prior to your comment existing!
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GoblinalMagpie Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2017
I know that, read the time-stamp. But I do hope I can write a good synopsis. Maybe a reader's perspective can help show it makes sense.
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bimshwel Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2017
Well as long as you say it does and don't just assume it is random, that is enough for me, though if you want to write email, any address to that domain will get to me, so be not concerned with that!  I happened across a page somebody else wrote about the comic strip with a frustrating conclusion and I saw it as part of a greater theme.  But there are things I can change without thoroughly remaking the thing [again] which might improve its coherency factor.
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GoblinalMagpie Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2017
Very well. If that's enough for you then that's all that matters. I admire your strife to improve your story.
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bimshwel Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2017
Certainly I like to know people's interpretations, I just do not want you to feel obligated to spend a long time on it.
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vindurza Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
A little but I find the insanity that is the nonsensical nature the comic part of the charm
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bimshwel Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2017
It is not supposed to be nonsensical. Do the interactions between the characters truly seem random and without purpose?
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vindurza Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
No they have purpose its the setting that creates the tone
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bimshwel Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2017
I suppose some of the backgrounds are unusual, perhaps to the degree of being more distracting than comic strips with no backgrounds at all.  I try to keep the important parts consistent, but could try harder.  Thank you for responding!
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vindurza Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome but don't stress to hard create what you want to create
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TheSushiSensation Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
^ this
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