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Re: Official "Discuss the latest page" thread

Posted: Mon Oct 26, 2020 11:45 am
by skythorn
Developing a good end.

I gotta say, this is looking like a good "end" here, its slowly developing into a good mix of mystery, an adventure by way of travel being had, a trip through dangerous players in known and unknown space, an assortment of characters who are together a desperate impoverished convoy and our remaining heroes are able to use their complex assorted skills to support an intensely good deed. The only bit missing, probably, is the ongoing maintenance of the rather unusual Aug infrastructure of my favourite character, Whisper.

There have been a few webcomics ending recently, some have just halted with a juddering bewildering stop (Efworld at archives.erfworld.com) and others have moved to a graceful arc resolution (Starpower at starpowercomic.com/archives) or a very sophisticated clever resolution (Schlock Mercenary at schlockmercenary.com) decades in the making. I've always had a soft spot for CD, and its the only webcomic I follow that has computer 3D modelling assembling its on-screen appearance.

Excellent Job David - Very nice work. I am absolutely chuffed you are taking the time to close this long creative growth journey and beautifully presented piece of yours. Thankyou.

Re: Official "Discuss the latest page" thread

Posted: Mon Oct 26, 2020 2:19 pm
by charles
Well, so much for the theory of a long trip to the opposite side of the galaxy. I suddenly recall now that many of the passengers DO have neural augs, it was a case that changing or updating augs to something compatible for the Collective's "Wisdom" was unlikely or impossible.

I'd presume they would want to keep their destination a secret. Sovereignty by galactic law is all well and good but the collective doesn't abide by that law and I wouldn't trust any of the other major players to not come up with some excuse to impose their rule on the planet. BUT I guess with a war on there's probably not a lot of demand for a planet with no existing infrastructure off in the middle of no-where.

Also partially wondering if Sapphira is the millionaire benefactor but it feels like it's probably just someone random. Who knows why she didn't follow through on her end of whatever they planned for her to do at the station. She could have been intercepted by the collective, one of the waring states or any number of other enemies she might have.

But agree as well! This is a nice roll down end to the story. I thought the last end was pretty good as well but this feels like the story has really unraveled all the major mysteries surrounding the wars with a small look at Larissa's background and a smidge of Daniel's just to flesh them out. Even Whisper's secret came out. Sure it's not all peace and rainbows with every conflict and situation resolved, but they're all resolved or unraveled to the point you can leave it. A clap to your work David.

Re: Official "Discuss the latest page" thread

Posted: Mon Oct 26, 2020 9:42 pm
by CygnusX1
charles wrote:
Mon Oct 26, 2020 2:19 pm
Also partially wondering if Sapphira is the millionaire benefactor but it feels like it's probably just someone random. Who knows why she didn't follow through on her end of whatever they planned for her to do at the station. She could have been intercepted by the collective, one of the waring states or any number of other enemies she might have.
There there is "she" appearing a few times here and there.

She could have the data but no means to reach the planet and claim the ownership, and there was no good buyer for that data. The refugee fleet changes that.

Re: Official "Discuss the latest page" thread

Posted: Tue Oct 27, 2020 12:36 am
by Knowles2
It obvious isn't, this paradise world is going to be in a place where the collective say their shouldn't be one. Thus undermine their whole argument that they should take charge because if they don't the galaxy will run out of resources.

Re: Official "Discuss the latest page" thread

Posted: Tue Oct 27, 2020 12:41 am
by Knowles2
charles wrote:
Mon Oct 26, 2020 2:19 pm
Well, so much for the theory of a long trip to the opposite side of the galaxy. I suddenly recall now that many of the passengers DO have neural augs, it was a case that changing or updating augs to something compatible for the Collective's "Wisdom" was unlikely or impossible.

I'd presume they would want to keep their destination a secret. Sovereignty by galactic law is all well and good but the collective doesn't abide by that law and I wouldn't trust any of the other major players to not come up with some excuse to impose their rule on the planet. BUT I guess with a war on there's probably not a lot of demand for a planet with no existing infrastructure off in the middle of no-where.

Also partially wondering if Sapphira is the millionaire benefactor but it feels like it's probably just someone random. Who knows why she didn't follow through on her end of whatever they planned for her to do at the station. She could have been intercepted by the collective, one of the waring states or any number of other enemies she might have.

But agree as well! This is a nice roll down end to the story. I thought the last end was pretty good as well but this feels like the story has really unraveled all the major mysteries surrounding the wars with a small look at Larissa's background and a smidge of Daniel's just to flesh them out. Even Whisper's secret came out. Sure it's not all peace and rainbows with every conflict and situation resolved, but they're all resolved or unraveled to the point you can leave it. A clap to your work David.
I wouldn't be surprised if Sapphira had a hidden bolt hole where she was could hide out from a galactic war. What a better bolt hole than a uncharted paradise planet.

Re: Official "Discuss the latest page" thread

Posted: Tue Oct 27, 2020 5:42 am
by Aegis J Hyena
I half expect Hal to show up despite getting blown to pieces. I keep thinking he'll show up in a wheelchair, humbled and a "yeah, I survived, guess I'm part Veygyr. Need a gunner?"

Re: Official "Discuss the latest page" thread

Posted: Wed Oct 28, 2020 10:44 am
by charles
Vaegyr put "benefactor" in quotes but Daniel still keeps the name to himself and neatly drops the "Admiral" title to deflect further questioning XD

C'mon Vaegyr, aim higher. Nothing short of Supreme Leader :lol:

Re: Official "Discuss the latest page" thread

Posted: Wed Oct 28, 2020 6:12 pm
by Matt_Bradock
I wouldn't be so quick to jump on the opportunity.

I mean, come on, we've all seen this. A group of refugee ships roaming the unknown to find a promised paradise, chased by enemies, aided by a single captain, his warship and crew, and you don't even get a Battlestar to command.

Re: Official "Discuss the latest page" thread

Posted: Wed Oct 28, 2020 8:15 pm
by CygnusX1
Matt_Bradock wrote:
Wed Oct 28, 2020 6:12 pm
I mean, come on, we've all seen this. A group of refugee ships roaming the unknown to find a promised paradise, chased by enemies, aided by a single captain, his warship and crew, and you don't even get a Battlestar to command.
Wait for that! He may get one! :)

Re: Official "Discuss the latest page" thread

Posted: Mon Nov 02, 2020 11:47 am
by charles
Congratulations on completing the volume David. I'm sorry it hasn't brought joy to your life but I hope it's brought a sense of achievement. Where many comics simply cease and go silent or pull a rushed wrap-up, you managed to accomplish a very neat ending that could honestly be taken easily for the complete ending of the series.

Good luck with your sequel, If you ever decide you could do Crimson Dark's third volume justice in complete written form I'm sure there are fans who would pick it up considering the terrific work you did in some of the other Crimson Dark short stories. But understandably, the tone of the story as a whole is whats leaving you worn, rather than the medium you present it in. Another day, maybe, it was a great adventure either way.

Live life, love life and if Beta Readers are a thing you're into, I administer a FB group called "Beta Readers & Critiques" that I like to believe does a good job of connecting the two.

Break a pencil!