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Thanks for 263k pageviews!

And thanks for all the birthday wishes.

I'm not sure if i'm going to respond to each of them individually or not yet. But i'm sure my 'thanks' replies aren't the most interesting anyway.

Or are they...?

Been a while since i've written a journal. Wish i had something more to say, actually. I've been so busy with other things that i've not had time to do anything but the minimal maintenance on here, didcomics.com and my patreon

I used to ask questions, but i haven't really prepared anything interesting...

Has everyone here been reading Laura's comics? How do you like the more 'comic-strip' format of DID comic? Or would you rather more story to them?

Of the three comics i have, which do you prefer the most?

Marisu (parody)
V (dramady)
Laura (comedy strip)

Which do you prefer the least?
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Flare-Striker Featured By Owner Edited Jul 7, 2018
I can't really read your comics. Something about a security problem on your site
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TMason Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2018
Hi,

Thanks for reporting this.

A couple questions:

What is the error you get?
What browser are you using?

And were you ever able to view the page (ie, at a previous time) or are you a new visitor?

FYI: there is a current bug with wordpress (which i am using for this page) that causes a bug in chrome - but it still seems to load the page (at least on my machine).
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Flare-Striker Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2018
I'm using Firefox and it says that it's not safe or configured properly. I tried to fix it by adding it to exceptions, but now it just says the site isn't found on Dreamhost
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TMason Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2018
Are you accidentally putting in an 's' after 'http' (the site's not SSL)?

How are you visiting the site? Are you going there from one of my links here on dA (could be a broken link)? Or directly (typed into url)?
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Flare-Striker Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2018
Okay. I managed to notice that every time I clicked one of your links, it had the s at http, so I was able to get on when I removed it.
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TMason Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2018
Excellent.
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Flare-Striker Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2018
From one of your links
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TMason Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2018
Ok, thanks. I'll have to be careful about including the protocol for the links i provide. It could be dA 'magic' adding the https (as dA just recently became SSL itself).
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Flare-Striker Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2018
Could be.
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LarrydaLaptop Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2018
V is definately my favorite. The longer narrative really gets me involved with the characters. I also just love superhero stories.

Marisu is fun. I of course love the guest star damsels and Sixteen is a great mouthpiece for negativity.

Laura isn't grabbing me, unfortunately. I think the snippet format is really hurting it. Unlike Marisu, Laura isn't working off of existing things to comment on. Unlike V, Laura doesn't have a developed cast to work off of. "Laura is a ditz" gets repetitive as a joke in such short samples.

What I would suggest is a 3-4 page story format that allows for greater set-up to the joke. Jessica and Kikyo could use a bit more dialogue so they can be effective foils to Laura. (Laura Finds Inner Peace and Laura Rejects a Mission are some of the best pages because everyone gets to say something.) It doesn't have to be V-level storytelling, but maybe show the characters escaping their bonds and heading back to the school for debriefing. Just a little more opportunity for character dynamics and continuous storytelling.
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TMason Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2018
Thanks for the detailed response!

I'm glad to hear you liked V's story.

You're the second person here to suggest short mini-arcs for Laura. At least on this journal entry.
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SansSkeleton87 Featured By Owner May 4, 2018
I personally prefer the more story oriented V comics, and the shocking plot twists, but I don't dislike Laura or Marisu's comics.
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TMason Featured By Owner May 5, 2018
Always happy to hear someone likes the story in V. Thanks.
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SansSkeleton87 Featured By Owner May 5, 2018
No problem man.
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DiDRulez Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2018
Congratulations.


I can't chose one, it's all 3 :)
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TMason Featured By Owner May 1, 2018
Thanks. I appreciate it. :)
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DiDRulez Featured By Owner May 2, 2018
No problem :)
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nin09 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2018
I like the Marisu comics.

I like that their in different worlds and it's funny.
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TMason Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2018
Thanks!

You like the mix of fan art and my own OCs eh? :)
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nin09 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2018
Yeah, it's fun.

I also like how Marisu attitude always get's her in trouble and tied-up.  
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Topologist Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2018
I'm enjoying Laura's appearances, although I'm wondering when her fellows will start intentionally deploying her as bait. I don't have a strong preference one way or the other between your different outings, although V's did hit me unexpectedly in the feels a few times, you rotter =p
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TMason Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2018
:D

I'm actually glad to hear i was able to get to the feels a few times. It's what i was trying for, but i don't know how successful i was with it. glad it reached at least one person :)
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author92 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'd honestly say that of the three V is my favorite because the humor is on par with the others but it also incorporates more action and character. I'd say my least favorite is Marisu, not really because it's bad but rather because it feels more like a 'miscellaneous' section than it's own thing. The advantage that Laura and V have is that they have a more clear focus on what they're trying to do. To make an analogies: V is like Marvel/DC where any number of crazy villains with any number of gimmicks can appear because that just the type of world they live in, Laura is like Dragon Ball with a kooky set up but everything follows the same logic and ever outcome feels like it could happen in that world, and Marisu is like a skit based comedy where the characters are only really there to tell a one off joke/running gag and then move on with no consistent set of rules. All of these are entertaining set ups but each one serves a different purpose and hits a different audience, even if they all have similar elements.
I personally prefer the first two types so it makes sense that Marisu would be my least favorite, it's just a matter of taste, not quality.
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TMason Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2018
That's an interesting analogy.

For sure, V is more like a standard comic book. I did kind of write V as something more of how i wish Empowered was written, actually.

The Laura analogy is interesting. Dragon Ball esque, eh? I am currently struggling with what i want to do with Laura, to be honest. I like the character, but do i want to go into a full on world? Or just keep it simple 1 off strips? It's hard when the context off why i do it is literally tying Laura's hands behind her back :P
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author92 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If you want to expand the world you could try breaking some of your 1 offs up into two or three parts to allow a little more world building while still letting you keep to the same set up. Maintaining some continuity could also build up your world and make it feel like the characters have lives outside the pages, which helps readers be more engrossed in the world and characters outside of just the main cast.  
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Aramirn123 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Congrats my friend, and i'll be picking marisu
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TMason Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2018
Thanks!
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darktenor5 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2018
No prob
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thepuppetmaster177 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2018
marisu
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