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    Evan_The_Actor

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    Okay, real talk: What is our goal?

    Post  Evan_The_Actor on Tue Jan 24, 2012 12:51 am

    I've been monitoring the thread on /co/ and people have stark opinions on what they do and do not want this to become.

    Now, I thought this would just be a neat thing where we make avatars and draw fun little comics and occasionally write silly/semi-serious stories based on said avatars.

    It's just for fun, or so I would've liked it to have been.

    Opinions? How can we keep it as such?

    Joe Awesome

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    Post  Joe Awesome on Tue Jan 24, 2012 12:52 am

    I'm sticking to The Unreal and drawing the characters as we speak. Fi said she was writing for us.

    As for anyone else, I dunno, but I'd like to know I'm not the only guy who wants to this to work.

    PuntSpeedchunk

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    Post  PuntSpeedchunk on Tue Jan 24, 2012 12:54 am

    I don't know. The only thing I can think of is cracking down on and RPing that may happen.

    Not too sure how effective that would be, though.

    William VIII

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    Post  William VIII on Tue Jan 24, 2012 12:54 am

    i see it as a clusterfuck of fun and campy cape ideas that have potential

    they can be seperate stories or one big orgy of team v team (whatever is preferred). I see it mostly as a place to think up wacky as all fuck scenarios and characters and just see where you take them

    that being said, a concrete project (or projects) to work towards would be great. we can organize writefags, drawfags (or any other artfag) and ideasfags together and pump some pretty cool shit out

    GideonFry

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    Post  GideonFry on Tue Jan 24, 2012 12:54 am

    Well, the /co/ntractors are under heavy critique, but we're starting to get shit together now. I'm trying to write a bit, and I might do some sketches, but I suck at drawing.

    Evan_The_Actor

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    Post  Evan_The_Actor on Tue Jan 24, 2012 12:56 am

    I'm firmly against RPing, it's something that shouldn't happen. I also agree with the idea of having set projects, and communication about characters, but not posting AS characters in reply to what other people have posted as THEIR characters.

    We can discuss things but from an outside perspective, you know?

    Vanhi

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    Post  Vanhi on Tue Jan 24, 2012 12:56 am

    I'm still hoping we can get something out of this. As someone said, if we stopped now, nothing of value would be lost, but that's because nothing of value has been created yet.

    Some things we have show promise, but it'll depend on if any of us can see this through... I only signed up to this site since I decided to try my best, since I could use the comic practice, so I'd be a little disappointed if everything fell apart now.

    LastSeraph

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    Post  LastSeraph on Tue Jan 24, 2012 12:57 am

    Evan_The_Actor wrote:
    Now, I thought this would just be a neat thing where we make avatars and draw fun little comics and occasionally write silly/semi-serious stories based on said avatars.

    That's what I expected it to be as well. I think the biggest problem is that we don't have a unified goal, and it's not really set as to who is doing what. So you've got a bunch of people standing around complaining or shooting the bull and not really contributing anything, and a bunch of writers and artists who aren't really sure where to start.

    I'd love to start writing up some interactions between some characters, but I don't really know who wants what or where to start.

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    Post  Joe Awesome on Tue Jan 24, 2012 12:57 am

    In my honest opinion, the issue is that we're prematurely celebrating. People would see less negativity if this actually resulted in real collaborative work, whether it's art, writing, or comics. I have a lot of faith in /co/'s community, but there needs to be some focus first for this ship to actually set sail.

    Evan_The_Actor

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    Post  Evan_The_Actor on Tue Jan 24, 2012 12:58 am

    Vanhi wrote:I'm still hoping we can get something out of this. As someone said, if we stopped now, nothing of value would be lost, but that's because nothing of value has been created yet.

    Some things we have show promise, but it'll depend on if any of us can see this through... I only signed up to this site since I decided to try my best, since I could use the comic practice, so I'd be a little disappointed if everything fell apart now.
    I agree. We should have faith in what we can do here, but don't treat it like people think it's going to be treated.

    This can still be pretty boss.

    Evan_The_Actor

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    Post  Evan_The_Actor on Tue Jan 24, 2012 12:58 am

    Joe Awesome wrote:In my honest opinion, the issue is that we're prematurely celebrating. People would see less negativity if this actually resulted in real collaborative work, whether it's art, writing, or comics. I have a lot of faith in /co/'s community, but there needs to be some focus first for this ship to actually set sail.
    Analogy here, but are we basically celebrating getting to America before we leave from Europe?

    HurricaneFistoMan

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    Post  HurricaneFistoMan on Tue Jan 24, 2012 1:00 am

    Evan_The_Actor wrote:Now, I thought this would just be a neat thing where we make avatars and draw fun little comics and occasionally write silly/semi-serious stories based on said avatars.

    This seems fine to me, People make OC about their characters (drawings, writing) and based on that, we create an "official" comic, something like that.

    also, sorry if im not expressing myself clearly here, im not that good at english.

    LastSeraph

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    Post  LastSeraph on Tue Jan 24, 2012 1:00 am

    HurricaneFistoMan wrote:

    also, sorry if im not expressing myself clearly here, im not that good at english.

    You're fine, dude. Don't worry about it.

    William VIII

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    Post  William VIII on Tue Jan 24, 2012 1:02 am

    we need a scenario and setting first and foremost if we're going to go ahead with the clusterfuck

    Evan_The_Actor

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    Post  Evan_The_Actor on Tue Jan 24, 2012 1:03 am

    William VIII wrote:we need a scenario and setting first and foremost if we're going to go ahead with the clusterfuck
    I was thinking parallel Earth with similar technology and culture, only we have powers based on comic-like origins.

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    Post  Joe Awesome on Tue Jan 24, 2012 1:04 am

    Also, though I know Shade's asleep, I think it would be best if he made a basic rules board. At least something to specify what these forums are for. Same goes for making topics on 4chan about this. Starting a thread like Neonlight did without any actual information, it's not surprising no one would take it seriously.

    I'd give it a day to cool down, I don't think everyone is a quitter.

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    Post  HurricaneFistoMan on Tue Jan 24, 2012 1:05 am

    William VIII wrote:we need a scenario and setting first and foremost if we're going to go ahead with the clusterfuck
    As some anon in the thread said, a city seems like the most viable scenario, monst character being pretty "normal" or at least urban looking, the real problem i see here is how to get all the characters together.

    LastSeraph wrote: You're fine, dude. Don't worry about it.
    Thanks Seraph.

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    Post  LastSeraph on Tue Jan 24, 2012 1:06 am

    William VIII wrote:we need a scenario and setting first and foremost if we're going to go ahead with the clusterfuck

    Considering all the ludicrous ideas and varying powers across the board, it'll be hard to make a SERIOUS unified setting with a history that accounts for all of them.

    Honestly, I'm for making it a huge city of some kind and leaving it at that. Basically just a giant homage to comic book tropes in general and not reading much more into it beyond "this is the place where all the crazy shit happens."

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    Post  LastSeraph on Tue Jan 24, 2012 1:08 am

    HurricaneFistoMan wrote:the real problem i see here is how to get all the characters together.

    Maybe would could just write chunks at a time, starting off with characters slowly making contact and teaming up with each other until they all have connections of some kind.

    Pick a few characters through whose perspective we'll show the story and build up the other characters and teams around them.

    completelystupid

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    Post  completelystupid on Tue Jan 24, 2012 1:08 am

    Some of us are talking WW3 in Canada,Increased crime due to economic collapse, and I like the idea of something causing an influx of supers being born.

    William VIII

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    Post  William VIII on Tue Jan 24, 2012 1:09 am

    idea: lets rip on every single trope we can

    generic LA like city with a spanish name, ranging from wealthy bits of town to thug ghetto street and everything in between

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    Post  HurricaneFistoMan on Tue Jan 24, 2012 1:09 am

    Joe Awesome wrote:I think it would be best if he made a basic rules board. At least something to specify what these forums are for. Same goes for making topics on 4chan about this.

    yeah, we need more order over here.

    also, about the setting and characters, are we going to use EVERY character posted? reducing the number would make it easier to get a better idea of what are we going to do.

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    Post  LastSeraph on Tue Jan 24, 2012 1:10 am

    completelystupid wrote:Some of us are talking WW3 in Canada,Increased crime due to economic collapse, and I like the idea of something causing an influx of supers being born.

    I was thinking meta-origin too, but not every character has powers that are innate in that way.

    For that matter, I've been wondering whether or not to retcon my character since she kind of runs off of divine power and I'm not sure what kind of cosmology you guys want to set up here.

    William VIII

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    Post  William VIII on Tue Jan 24, 2012 1:10 am

    HurricaneFistoMan wrote:
    also, about the setting and characters, are we going to use EVERY character posted? reducing the number would make it easier to get a better idea of what are we going to do.

    we could always split into separate stories

    as in here group x is going to do a story about y while the A dudes write a story about B

    split up the characters a bit

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    Post  PuntSpeedchunk on Tue Jan 24, 2012 1:12 am

    William VIII wrote:idea: lets rip on every single trope we can

    generic LA like city with a spanish name, ranging from wealthy bits of town to thug ghetto street and everything in between

    Generic Spanish name, huh?

    How about "Valle del Sol"?

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