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    Quote Originally Posted by Celestia View Post
    Yes it is. That's not how liquids work. It would take active magic to keep the dress like that. That's why Katara carries around a water skin instead of a dress made of water.
    Well, that and water's kinda see-through.
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    Unfortunately, its not really relevant how liquids works.
    We already establised that the moment we are dealing with a fluid that writes by itself.

    That means the relevant bit is how the magic works.
    And the magic in DD had a lot of examples on spell effect that could be substained without effort.
    The fluid did not write itself, it required a caster to shape it (regardless if it was the witch the ship's AI or someone inside the ship)
    As for how magic works, I hope you are not expecting a solid and consistent magic system.
    The purpose was to give us a certain visual image, and the rules might change on a whim to provide a different image later.

    Regardless of the rules of magic, it's smarter to place the ink on the cloth and not instead of cloths.

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    Update

    For anyone who is worried, Snout still has his direct link to the readers to fill in the gaps they might have in a comic without dialog beloved diary.

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    The very first thing we see of Snout is him sewing the "deaf" patch onto his shirt, implying that this will be important. Then he loses his shirt a few pages later, and it doesn't look like he'll be getting it back. This isn't actually a big deal, but it serves as a perfect microcosm of how Mookie doesn't even understand the basics of storytelling. He used the one and only first impression he had with his main character for base level exposition and nothing more. This could have been used to craft an image of who Snout his and how he thinks, but nope. The only purpose it served was to clumsily deliver exposition, and now that said exposition is done, the patch just disappears from the story instead of being in any way important. It didn't even have any effect on the story before it literally flew away forever. And the worst part is that this isn't even the fun kind of bad. It's just dull.
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    Quote Originally Posted by random11 View Post
    *wakes up*

    WHAT?! It's been two hundred years since Dominic Deegan?! If only they had mentioned this before!

    It's a bit petty to complain, but does Snout really need to glance at the same words every 5 pages? There's nothing to puzzle out and, as one of the few bits of text in this comic, it should be firmly emplaced in the reader's mind.



    Conveniently, if you select the Chapter from the Archive link, it queues up 12 or so pages on a screen. This means I just need to check in once a month to see if the story has progressed. So far, I think we're still on the initial question... if only I could remember what it was!
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    Now that I think about it, it can be a lot more than 200 years.

    It's been 200 years according to the page in the book, but when was the book written?

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    Quote Originally Posted by random11 View Post
    Now that I think about it, it can be a lot more than 200 years.

    It's been 200 years according to the page in the book, but when was the book written?
    Mookie doesn't seem like the kind of guy who deceives his audience, and he definitely seems like the kind of guy who, if he were to do that, you could see it coming a mile away.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Celestia View Post
    Mookie doesn't seem like the kind of guy who deceives his audience, and he definitely seems like the kind of guy who, if he were to do that, you could see it coming a mile away.
    I don't doubt that for a second.
    the "two hundred years ago" is meant for us, the readers, so we will get the time frame right.

    I just wonder if anywhere in future the date of the book will even be brought up, or if all character will just assume it was two hundred years ago from the current time.

    Even something as simple as a geek character who will say something like "well ACTUALLY, it's 210 years ago, since the book was written in 5467, so..."

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    Who the heck puts an "order subject to change" note in their personal diary? Does he really feel the need to remind himself that he doesn't have to do things in a specific order?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Celestia View Post
    Who the heck puts an "order subject to change" note in their personal diary? Does he really feel the need to remind himself that he doesn't have to do things in a specific order?
    A better question would be, why is looking for information or the witch even on the list?

    Dude, you just lost your house, I think it takes priority over a random page that hit you in the face!

    And how are you going to find the witch? Wonder around randomly until you find her? (actually, that might work...)

    And what are you going to do when you find her, exchange insurance information? Call the police on her?
    Why looking for her is even in the list?

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    Quote Originally Posted by random11 View Post
    A better question would be, why is looking for information or the witch even on the list?

    Dude, you just lost your house, I think it takes priority over a random page that hit you in the face!

    And how are you going to find the witch? Wonder around randomly until you find her? (actually, that might work...)

    And what are you going to do when you find her, exchange insurance information? Call the police on her?
    Why looking for her is even in the list?
    She's hot?
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    Because she is the reason he has that scrap of paper about dominic deegan I think. For whatever reason he is really interested in that. Also, he might want to find her because she DID just get grabbed by a ship that destroyed his house. She may be in trouble and he feels responsible for pointing her out to the ship, even if thats what she asked him to do.
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    Ah, I see. The plot will be entirely advanced by random scraps of paper literally falling from the sky and happening to land right near Snout. Maybe that's why he's the main character: he has the superpower of plot convenience.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Celestia View Post
    Ah, I see. The plot will be entirely advanced by random scraps of paper literally falling from the sky and happening to land right near Snout. Maybe that's why he's the main character: he has the superpower of plot convenience.
    Clearly he is domincs great great grandson and has absorbed a minor magical ability related to being an oracle. He finds himself drawn to areas he needs to be subconsciously. Its a minor talent, but a very plot convenient one.
    "Interdum feror cupidine partium magnarum Europae vincendarum"
    Translation: "Sometimes I get this urge to conquer large parts of Europe."

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    "If you don't get those cameras out of my face, I'm gonna go 8.6 on the Richter scale with gastric emissions that'll clear this room."

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    Dude, I think you might need a bit more to go off of than just that. I'm sure there are lots of realms he could have gone to.
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    Well yeah, but the entry is "look for more clues" not "Solve the entire mystery" And he found another bit of information.
    "Interdum feror cupidine partium magnarum Europae vincendarum"
    Translation: "Sometimes I get this urge to conquer large parts of Europe."

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    You know, this could be a final page. I don't expect it to be, but it would make sense.
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    Update

    Aside from the obvious remark about coincidences, I have a question:

    What kind
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    two words
    per line?
    It does
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    Maybe the author of the book made money per page he wrote, and found a loophole he can make the font HUGE for easy money?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Traab View Post
    Well yeah, but the entry is "look for more clues" not "Solve the entire mystery" And he found another bit of information.
    The implication of "look for more clues" is "look for enough clues to help take the next step." If you're investigating a murder, you don't stop looking for clues after finding a single blood splatter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Celestia View Post
    The implication of "look for more clues" is "look for enough clues to help take the next step." If you're investigating a murder, you don't stop looking for clues after finding a single blood splatter.
    So? He wasnt out hunting for clues he was taking a freaking bath when this clue literally fell out of the sky. He celebrated finding another clue and the feeling of at least some sort of progress. Im not sure why this seems to bother you so much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Celestia View Post
    Dude, I think you might need a bit more to go off of than just that. I'm sure there are lots of realms he could have gone to.
    Y'know, I dug into The Archives to pull up some good ol' Dominic Deegan cosmology when I realized nobody has ever talked about "realms" in-world. For what it's worth, there are only ten planes... not counting the distant one Klo Tark comes from.

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    So? He wasnt out hunting for clues he was taking a freaking bath when this clue literally fell out of the sky. He celebrated finding another clue and the feeling of at least some sort of progress. Im not sure why this seems to bother you so much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Celestia View Post
    The implication of "look for more clues" is "look for enough clues to help take the next step." If you're investigating a murder, you don't stop looking for clues after finding a single blood splatter.
    I'd like to think that at this point he figured out he doesn't actually needs to DO anything for the pages.
    So might as well mark it as success now, who knows if he'll have the time when an entire stack of papers fall on him while he buys his groceries.

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    I, for one, m fully satisfied by this resolution of this sub-plot and hope that at no point in Snout's continuing adventures do we see a return of anything concerning Dominic Deegan.

    It's hopefully also a wrap for the subplot about the ink witch and Dr Eggman's spaceship.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gez View Post
    I, for one, m fully satisfied by this resolution of this sub-plot and hope that at no point in Snout's continuing adventures do we see a return of anything concerning Dominic Deegan.

    It's hopefully also a wrap for the subplot about the ink witch and Dr Eggman's spaceship.
    Wouldn't that be something? All of this was just a prologue, and the real comic is a step-by-step instruction on house building.
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    Today's comic.
    Maybe he is doing an Erfworld and has a never ending prologue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Welf View Post
    Today's comic.
    Maybe he is doing an Erfworld and has a never ending prologue.
    I want to say that comparison is a very unfair one, but I can't figure out which one it's being unfair to. So I suppose that means it's completely fair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gez View Post
    I, for one, m fully satisfied by this resolution of this sub-plot and hope that at no point in Snout's continuing adventures do we see a return of anything concerning Dominic Deegan.

    It's hopefully also a wrap for the subplot about the ink witch and Dr Eggman's spaceship.
    Question: what is he writing with and how does it work?

    I'm not sure what the instrument is here, but it's clearly a paint brush here. And where is he getting the ink?!

    Since this is the Wild Edge (tm), I'm sure the answer is "a penbug and a self-inking brushtail" but these are precisely the sort of questions that kept me interested in original flavor DD. I probably should have noted earlier that setting this whole story in the Wild Edge (tm) permits Mookie to use "magic is just magic" to explain any and all things that happen
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    Well. So far the comic has been average. Not outstanding compared to the great works.
    But readable enough. And certainly in no way deserving the snark it gets.

    Like this.
    I'm not sure what the instrument is here, but it's clearly a paint brush here. And where is he getting the ink?!
    I really dont know any other comic exposed to this degree of senseless nitpicking.
    If he had spend time explaning where the ink came from, people would be bitching and moaning about the pacing.
    Mookie truely cant win.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lord_khaine View Post
    Well. So far the comic has been average. Not outstanding compared to the great works.
    But readable enough. And certainly in no way deserving the snark it gets.
    So far what I see is a comic with the same basic flaws as his other works.
    Mainly, points he wants to show without a solid story to link between them (see what I wrote on an earlier post here to elaborate on that)

    The wild zone gives Mookie an excuse to keep the same style, but that's all it is - an excuse.

    So yes, people WILL nitpick (and usually they will say it's not a very important criticism when they do), but what else is there to comment?
    There is a limit to how many times we can summarize a strip with "more random stuff happened", and it doesn't seem like the need to do so will end any time soon.

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    Well. But i dont think being unable to say anything positive, makes it any more fair to say something negative when its undeserved.
    I also dont think the story is as bad as you make it sound.
    Yes its kinda casual, and so far mainly follows the everyday life of our protagonist. But that doesnt mean its bad.
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