The Legend of Incineroar
Chapter 12 - Lost Cause
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Chapter 1 - Family
Chapter 2 - New Beginnings
Chapter 3 - Intruder
Chapter 4 - Broken Bonds
Chapter 5 - Help and Hindrance
Chapter 6 - Bowser's Castle
Chapter 7 - The Battle Begins
Chapter 8 - Friendship
Chapter 9 - Transformation
Chapter 10 - Titans
Chapter 11 - Final Flame
Chapter 13 - The Princess
September 23rd, 2019, 7:59 am
The King is dead...
Story continues Monday 30th!
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September 23rd, 2019, 9:05 am
Finally, some continuity and dialogue.
September 24th, 2019, 7:28 am
@Ernickle: I'm working on a way to reduce the number of pages and speed up all the action scenes. Might be too little too late, but if I'm going to continue this much longer I need the page count to be more reasonable.
September 25th, 2019, 12:09 am
: I'm hopeful that it'll get better too. I could tell you had too many ideas you wanted to implement. When the comic began, Dynamaxing wasn't even known yet, and to see it in the fight felt like it was kinda shoe-horned in, then the scene with with the 5 question blocks that amounted to nothing felt unnecessary. I'm sorry if I seem too critical, but for me, what makes this comic so good is the emotional aspect. The bond between a father and two children despite not being blood related, a long friendship broken by the difference in their current and future desires, a lover desperate to be reunited with his partner that he's willing to ask help from a rival and a simple bond between two friends who wants to help everyone. Though the fight was really good, it was just too long and too disconnected from the themes that made me love this comic to the point that I had to reread from the beginning to remind me why I keep coming back.
September 26th, 2019, 1:52 am
@Ernickle: The hardest thing for me is knowing how the things you've described tie into the future of this story and being unable to write how without spoiling things. As much as it probably seems the case, I didn't just do all those twists and turns to subvert expectations or needlessly extend the fight. The ? box sequence wasn't pointless - it's integral. The 'dynamax' foreshadows a very important part of this story, and the reveal of dynamax while I was still working on this perfectly coincided with my plans so I decided to go with it (The Titans Chapter was going to happen either way).
I've acknowledged previously that I took the actual fight sequences too far and got carried away, but I've already made steps to cut down on the fight, and I'm still in the process of working on it by way of page merging. I've tested this and it's effective when done right, but will see how I go.
The emotional aspect and underlying themes you eloquently described (thank you) will always be the core of this comic, and the future of this story is going to really be pushing them to a deeper level. Honestly, I'm just anxious to read what you and others will think once it's all over.
September 23rd, 2019, 11:26 am
He'll come back, he's been through worse
September 23rd, 2019, 5:47 pm
Oh man, adding the red is something else, that's the power of monochrome!
September 24th, 2019, 7:19 am
: I went through a lot of mock ups for this page, and eventually decided that the simple bold red backdrop was the most effective :)
September 23rd, 2019, 7:57 pm
*sigh* He did it...
But damn, that red contrast is gorgeous
September 24th, 2019, 7:21 am
: Pikachu's lost it. Incineroar's not gonna be happy!
Thanks though. I won't be using the red too often but it works well for pages like this. :)
September 24th, 2019, 6:11 pm
Bowser will be back. He's been through worse. After all, he is immortal. And I doubt Incineroar is gonna be happy about what Pikachu did.
September 24th, 2019, 11:55 pm
@Owyn: Incineroar is going to be furious. The quest to retrieve Pichu and Delphox just got a bit more serious!
September 25th, 2019, 8:24 pm
The impact on this page, with the red, is just. *chef's kiss*
As for Pikachu... he's pretty far gone, huh... I wonder if Incineroar will stick to his guns.
September 26th, 2019, 2:01 am
: Thanks! It was just a must for this page. There'll be maybe 2 or 3 more moments in this story where I'll be using the color. Ominous!
October 22nd, 2019, 10:52 am
: Currently predicting one final showdown for the comic: the entire Smash Bros roster versus Pikachu and Daisy.
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