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    Pixie in the Playground
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    Default Shadows in the Blood

    Check out the new webcomic from 2040 Productions!

    Synopsis:
    Reim's joy at finally finding the portal home was short lived.

    After 5 grueling years of tireless searching and endless battle, Reim
    dared to dream his days of fighting Zenith's horde of Shadow-Kin were
    over.

    He was wrong. Now with his human form lost to him, his family dead and
    the myst threatening to claim his very soul, Reim must continue to
    fight. Not only to defeat the divine evil besieging Balzar, the last
    great human city, but also to save himself from the growing darkness
    inside him; the shadows, in his blood...

    "Shadows In the Blood" follows the adventures of Reim, Teran and their
    allies as they fight to keep the light of hope burning in a city that
    is falling into shadows... Can they continue fighting the monsters
    that hunger in the dark without becoming monsters themselves?

    Some lines should never be crossed, some wrongs can never be made
    right. Some men are born to be saviors and some are just born to
    fight.

    http://www.2040online.com/comic2/index.php
    Last edited by Enka; 2013-01-09 at 02:55 PM. Reason: Updating synopsis

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    Troll in the Playground
     
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    Default Re: Shadows in the Blood

    You need a better pitch than that. At least include a short description of what the comic is about and what people can expect from it.

    Edit: First impression -> i really don't like the site design. There is no way to bookmark a specific page since the URL always says "index.php#comic" and the Next button isn't in line with the other buttons. Plus, there is no "yo, this is a link" cursor change when hovering over a button.

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    Pixie in the Playground
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    Thanks for the input. I've put all your points to my tech guy!
    Hope to have some of those changes in place asap!

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    Pixie in the Playground
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    The comic is interesting, the artwork is very nice, but the website design could be better? I also agree that you need a better pitch or description to lure readers in. other than that... Excellent! :)

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    Bugbear in the Playground
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    your archive button appears to simply send one to the first comic. From a non technological standpoint, your comic seems to have potential but it's a bit to early to really appraise the plot.

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    Pixie in the Playground
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    Thanks so much for the input and feedback!

    Really pleased you like the actual comic and I now have the tech guy sorting out the actual site issues!

    Really, thanks, I needed user input to get it improved!

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    Pixie in the Playground
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    Well folks! we've made some major updates on Shadows in the Blood!

    You can now link to whatever page you're looking at, the comic opens on the latest page,, we have a Blog and a much better synopsis (see above!))

    I hope you folks enjoy the comic as much as we're enjoying making it!

    http://www.2040online.com/comic2/index.php

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    Pixie in the Playground
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    Posted: 16 Jan 2013 01:51 Post subject: Update!
    Newest page of Shadows in the Blood!
    Updated!

    For the Current update check out:
    http://www.2040online.com/comic2/index.php

    New Readers, start here!:
    http://www.2040online.com/comic2/Comic/index/1/

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    Pixie in the Playground
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    Finally got a functioning archive, making it easier to navigate then comic!

    Enjoy!

    http://www.2040online.com/comic3/Comic/archive

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    Pixie in the Playground
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    Newest page of shadows over at:

    http://www.2040online.com/comic3/Comic/index/

    And you can now pick up where you left off via our new archive!

    http://www.2040online.com/comic3/Comic/archive

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    Pixie in the Playground
     
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    February Bump!

    We're updating 3 days a week currently, Monday, Wednesday, Friday.

    Also we are attending out first convention this month! Feb 17th we'll be tabling at Exeter Expo,(http://www.fantasyevents.org/exetercomicexpo/index.html) one of the biggest comic cons in the south-west. Hopefully we'll see some of you there!
    ~The world is what you make it.
    www.2040online.com

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    Pixie in the Playground
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    Firefox can't find the server at www.2040online.com.

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    Halfling in the Playground
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    Quote Originally Posted by ran88dom99 View Post
    Firefox can't find the server at www.2040online.com.
    That's not a firefox problem, that's a "your internet" problem.


    I'd like to say that, not having read the actual story, the art looks excellent. I think I'll enjoy this. Another thing I'd pass along to you guys is that you might want to hop on over to "Comic-rocket.com" and make sure your page on the site is satisfactory. CR is a great tool for keeping track of webcomic progress, and I use it exclusively. The information about the comics are user-created, though, and as such don't have anything pretty like a banner with the title on them until the comic's owner contacts the site.

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    Halfling in the Playground
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    Default Re: Shadows in the Blood

    Okay, yeah. So I read the first bit, and I'm definitely intrigued. This is definitely a very promising comic, and as far as I can tell, there's really only one problem. The main character doesn't seem like a Mary Sue -- he's apparently a good deal weaker than the Lightkeeper, and he also seems the tiniest bit mental. The art is gorgeous and cinematic, and the story is intriguing, if a tad pedestrian. The only problem is that everyone talks way too much.

    I get that you seem to be going for a guy kind of like Spider-Man, who cracks jokes while he fights, and all that, but no matter how fast he is, nobody can complete sentences in-between punches in a normal fight, let alone a super-powered one. So what those extra words do is this: they clutter up the gorgeous art, making it harder to follow the action, and they slow down the action tremendously.

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but this guy is supposed to be both quick-thinking and very agile. However, in these panels, everything seems so slow:

    http://www.2040online.com/comic3/ima...9_Page%209.jpg

    http://www.2040online.com/comic3/ima..._Page%2013.jpg

    http://www.2040online.com/comic3/ima...ges/Page47.jpg

    http://www.2040online.com/comic3/ima...ges/Page48.jpg

    http://www.2040online.com/comic3/ima...ges/Page49.jpg

    Again, terrific comic. Just work on the pacing and reduce the banter mid-fight, and you could have something really exceptional.

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    Pixie in the Playground
     
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    March Bump, albeit a late one!

    Webcomic going strong, updating 3 days a week at http://www.2040online.com

    We're attending Phonicon on April 7th! Hope to see some of you there! http://www.phonicon.org

    Thanks for the great feedback, really glad you're enjoying it so far!
    ~The world is what you make it.
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