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Ariel Punch!

KudaKitsune
June 30th, 2010, 1:55 pm

Ugh. I was Internet-less for almost a week here. So frustrating. xD And I wish that could mean "so I did a bunch of pages for the comic", but no. It means "lots of gameplay hours for my new Tales of Vesperia game". I'm sorry. o wo;

I'm leaving the filler up since so many people like it. o uo Also, I'll clear it right now: Queen Hartley is not a drag queen. xD Interesting theory, but no, she IS fully female. Eric is her son, not a sibling or a magical clone.

And a few replies! Sorry if I don't take the time to reply to each and every one of you. You don't know how much I appreciate the compliments on the pages, and I thank you all muffins a lot for them, but the reply to most of those comments would be the same: "Thanks a lot!". If you do ask me something you're obviously expecting to be replied to, I do reply. I've sent replies to some fans via PMs here, or post the replies here. I normally keep replying for answers and not just thanking you guys, but I could never ignore any of you! I appreciate each and every one of you and the comments you leave. ; u; They encourage me more than you'll ever know.


@Meg-comics: No me molesta que comentes en español. xD Es igual. o uo Es lo bueno de ser bilingues!


@Raspberry-Nunez: I'm sorry to say I can't really give you much advice on that, or even some that will be 100% effective. o wo I have other comics here in Smackjeeves, and this one seems to be the most popular one. If anything, I'd say: post often, respect your fans. Try not to leave them hanging.

I can't tell you "make the content interesting", because not everyone likes the same thing. Some people will tell you "just do yaoi and fans will come swarming." This is a lie. Although yaoi / boy love is very popular in smackjeeves (much to the fury of many smackjeeves-forum dwellers and amateur spriters), just making your comic yaoi won't get you hundreds or thousands of fans. You need to put some effort into the content.

Make sure your comic has quality: doesn't matter if it's sprite, manga, cartoon, anything. You need to place standards and stick to them. For example, don't go making every page with a different style or tools (eg. one digital, the other drawn in notebook paper with pen, another just a sketch), DON'T make your pages awkward (eg. too big to fit the screen, text too small to read, each page being a different size), try to stick to one font instead of changing it in every page, and so on.

Hope this helps!

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Anonymouth
June 30th, 2010, 2:13 pm

ARIEL used SUCKER PUNCH!

It's super effective!

CHARLES fainted!

<3

Edit: First! x333

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SuperTangerine
June 30th, 2010, 2:25 pm

I was hoping he'd get punched. And he was.
Yay.

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izumi-kaede
June 30th, 2010, 2:31 pm

yay go punch dat meane XD

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b4k4chan
June 30th, 2010, 2:54 pm

Even though I didn't ask about how to make webcomics, thanks for the advice!

Yay for punching bad people X3

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YEAH!

Rosie (Guest)
June 30th, 2010, 2:58 pm

You get him Ariel! Punch that sucker in the face. WOOT. <3

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Mikseky
June 30th, 2010, 3:01 pm

YEA KICK HIS ASS!!! >: O

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*Cheers him on*

Kyoru_chan
June 30th, 2010, 3:21 pm

Ata boy, Ariel!! Shoulda punched him harder so he bled!!

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Fhero
June 30th, 2010, 3:23 pm

Angry Ariel makes my heart smile. &#9829;

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Kuro-Neko-Chan
June 30th, 2010, 3:47 pm

YAY!!! CLAIRE AND ARIEL TO THE RESCUE!!!!!!

And let me say: each week, I look forward to your updates...almost more than any other omic on this site. ^^ Your story is amazing, your art beautiful and lifelike, and your characters help bring your version to a new height. It's probably one of the greatest things I've ever read ^^ (or at least in my big top five)

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Deza (Guest)
June 30th, 2010, 4:02 pm

Haha! PWNED! XD
Claire and Ariel have the right idea! Teach that asshat a leason! >8D

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Lita (Guest)
June 30th, 2010, 4:06 pm

Ariel and Claire pwn all. Woo!

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Aw, aw yeah, I love you Ariel XD

Rajay
June 30th, 2010, 4:19 pm

But not in that lovelove kind of way. :P

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love_chan
June 30th, 2010, 4:52 pm

FALCOPUNCH! that's right Ariel, punch that douche in the face!

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rainbow_god1
June 30th, 2010, 4:53 pm

YES! THAT WAS AMAZING! Now Ariel, GO COMFORT POOR ERIC :D

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Ariel Punch

gsleonard
June 30th, 2010, 5:03 pm

PUNCH THAT BITCH-MAN!!!

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Klona
June 30th, 2010, 5:04 pm

Aheheh, Punch him in the nuts next time! <33

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DreamingShadows
June 30th, 2010, 5:54 pm

Okay wait, did Ariel punch him and Claire just step in, or did she punch him and Ariel was getting ready too?

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IgaCherry
June 30th, 2010, 6:32 pm

Yeah, go Ariel!
Oh, and Eric totally needs some comforting now C:

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coolchan
June 30th, 2010, 6:44 pm

I just realized that Ariel and Yuri from Vesperia could be brothers. |D

(yes, I commented just because I love Tales of Vesperia)

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SandSan
June 30th, 2010, 7:46 pm

So I'm still tring to figure out the brothers from the previous post. Is it...
Juliana:Elliot, Esau, Edward, and Everett
Caroline: Evan & Emery
Hartley: Eric

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taintedRose
June 30th, 2010, 8:21 pm

I'm not really one for violence, but this is awesome! Sir Meanie Charles had it coming from his first intake of breath on the subject of our sweet Eric! Now Ariel, go do your seme duty and comfort and luff your uke!

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OMG

Pyroundead
June 30th, 2010, 9:08 pm

This was so cute!
I am so glad Ariel punched that jerk!
He was being such an ass to Eric.

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:I

burden (Guest)
June 30th, 2010, 9:09 pm

bitch had it commin' >C

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ghostlyhammer78
June 30th, 2010, 10:01 pm

hella! Dude deserved to get punched! XD Awesome work!

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bluetoaster
July 1st, 2010, 2:59 am

Ariels pimp hand is strong xD

That dude deserved it D< Lucky I wasnt there or I would've kicked him right on the NUTS!

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Chikara Neko
July 1st, 2010, 4:16 am

I'd have punched him, too!!!

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<3

Rayray(aka:Rairai) (Guest)
July 1st, 2010, 4:46 am

Nice I love the sucker punch. Queen Julian sure was pretty. =] And I love her dress the most. Queen Caroline well I suppose she's alright and Queen Hartley she seems cool. I like her. <3

I love Princess Claire's expression. It's awesome and Ariel's =D

ahahahaah oh shit! I just realized all the princes names start with an E. Wow! How slow am I? Oh god. xDD

Right I'm done. =]

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YourNewBestFriend (Guest)
July 1st, 2010, 8:09 am

XD I love Ariel's face! It's so cute in the last panel!

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Reigan
July 1st, 2010, 10:51 am

Yayyyy!!!! I was hoping that would happen ^^ and OoooooOooooohhhhhh! He's in TROUBLE!! :3

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Blackrainfall
July 1st, 2010, 1:15 pm

WOO YEAH! PUNCH THAT D-BAG!

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YuffieVincent
July 1st, 2010, 2:39 pm

GO ARIEL!!!!!! nice punch!

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Kaitorei
July 1st, 2010, 6:01 pm

Yeah.. don't be talking smack about Ariel's man. xD
Internets dying is never good D:

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Blueberries
July 2nd, 2010, 3:31 am

that's the spirit! break his face! XD
for a moment i thought that ariel was gonna end up in big trouble. meh, happy i'm wrong =w=
i might end up saying this everytime, but..i love ariel's face owo

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Koratah (Guest)
July 2nd, 2010, 6:55 am

THATS OKAY. These two new pages are just fine. I understand the calling of Tales of games, they just demand to be played..

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Beyond Massacre
July 3rd, 2010, 12:00 pm

Go Ariel! (even though this is pretty late. You can blame my Aunt for kidnapping me for a few days- she has that crappy super slow internet that can't load anything x_X )

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WHAT!

Cao (Guest)
July 7th, 2010, 10:34 am

But... But Charles abuse is MUCHLY NEEDED! Q-Q

Meh... I wanted to see Ariel beat the snot outta that stuck up, whiney, two-faced—*bleeeeeep*

Ohwell. Just seeing him angry is epic enough, I suppose. xD

Btw, when the heck did Claire come in? 0-o

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JadeDrawerOnyx
October 8th, 2011, 10:42 pm

FACE PUNCH!

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POPPYFLOW121~ (Guest)
July 8th, 2013, 3:50 pm

Y'know for a second there I thought the MAID sucker punched him!