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November 8, 2020 in Chapter 2
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gideonland November 8, 2020
gideonland
We're packed and ready. See you later, Mom and Dad. Let's leave this city, and get this adventure going.

Comments:

Marcel November 8, 2020
Marcel
Your friendly reader/editor is pointing out a typo in panel four. Should be "you hear?"
gideonland November 8, 2020
gideonland
Thanks alot! I caught it right after I uploaded, but you beat me to it before I had time to edit. lol. I really appreciate you reading!
JasonDeroga November 8, 2020
JasonDeroga
I love that last panel...it's like I can feel the emotion shown there. I truly wish Suzy well!
gideonland November 9, 2020
gideonland
Thanks! It's hard to let each other go, but it's for the good of the world!
...(RockB) November 9, 2020
...(RockB)
Favorite Panel: 5. That's not easy to do, methinks.

(Oh and all the books!)
gideonland November 9, 2020
gideonland
We're just gonna have to see how it goes.
Books were a nuisance to draw, but I think adds a level of depth to the court mage character, right? idk. lol
...(RockB) November 9, 2020
...(RockB)
Yes it does - but I mean something else: These are not only regular books, or new books, at least not all of them, these book are in use and have been used for some time. I can tell by the slight irregularities on the pages that are visible in panel 4. Awesome job.
gideonland November 10, 2020
gideonland
Oh wow thanks! You put a lot of thought into it. Yeah, it makes sense: he's someone that's been around and learning and teaching others, it seems right he would have been back and forth through a number of books, a lot from his own collection. I guess all the compulsive detailing ISNT a waste of time like I be thinking. Thanks man!
...(RockB) November 11, 2020
...(RockB)
> I guess all the compulsive detailing ISNT a waste of time like I be thinking.

No, it's not!!! (Or maybe "Yes, it's not!!!".)

There is a little "problem" with this, at least for me, but I bet it exists for others, too: When I see something that looks just like it should, I don't "consciously" notice it, but it adds to the overall impression of the view. (And these are the things (e.g. pages) that are most difficult to comment on because... nothing stands out, the page looks just like it should, just... perfect. So I don't "find a grip on something".) If all the books would have been like the leftmost 4, right behind the king's crown, there would have been a shelf full of regular books... Nothing special, sure, one has books. (Edit: deep below I might have subconsciously wondered why there are no books in the room, but, well, maybe they are hidden... it might have still caused a little nagging...) But here the books on the right side are different, more irregular, and I didn't even notice it right away, but "somehow I knew" that the books were in use. And while I was writing the first comment (it's not only the watery eyes, Suzannah's whole expression is... something I can't put in words), I (consciously) saw it.
Damn, it's difficult to describe, even with the example of this very page.

Anyway, I bet that more people are "affected" (subconsciously?) by the details and don't know what it is, and thus they can't put it in words.

So yeah :-) please continue with all the details you put into it as you already do :-)
gideonland November 16, 2020
gideonland
Yeah, I know what you mean. It's a phenomenon where if there're clear errors, they stand out so much. Not that I'm saying my work is any near close to perfect - have a lot to learn. But when stuff looks right or natural, you don't notice it. I'm glad you enjoy the work and have time to be so analytical with it. It means I'm doing my job at entertaining the reader(s) who come across it and I wouldn't want it any other way, even IF pages take forever and I dread the work sometimes. I will keep at it. Next page soon!
...(RockB) June 7, 2021
...(RockB)
(Are you OK? Please don't abandon this.)