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August 6th, 2017, 9:19 pm

Cosmic Candy

I've been thinking...

I kind of, sort of, want to re-start the comic with “Part 1″ as only a flashback / montage, but a semi-detailed one, in full color... it's just... although I do enjoy drawing Jian and Laiel interacting when they're kids- it's cute and all- I'm just not sure if I feel like drawing 100+ pages of that... it's not really what I envisioned when I created these characters first as adults... At my slow drawing pace, the current Part 1 would take me forever to complete, and I keep getting stuck in depressive ruts... I'm going to take a (short?) break to think things over... I did kind of rush into this comic without heavily developing it; I outlined the entire story as a summary, but that's about it. So... I'm going to try making a new outline and decide if I like it more than the old one...

Edit: Thanks for the suggestions and ideas, I've been thinking about all my options... Sooo, I currently have 2 different versions of the story I’m considering... one is close to the original except that the childhood parts are more montaged/ flashbacked (so that the pages I have are still canon)... But the other variation of the story would render the current pages obsolete because it would be a re-write... I wonder if my readers would be disappointed if I went with the new version... ^^;; Waugh... Oh well, I’ll just continue thinking things over for now. I might take a longer break than expected... a hiatus until Sept or Oct or something... I’m sorry. u_u I’m just... not happy with the current version of Star Eyes and need to develop my ideas more.

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August 6th, 2017, 10:17 pm

AutumnWolf20

If the comic mainly takes place when the two are older, then it would be a great idea to make their childhood of when they met a montage, and when needed for like memories, you can draw pages with more detail. I've noticed that this helps us, the readers, know that the characters were friends growing up and have a bit of an understanding. For my comic, I'm only putting three pages for my main character's childhood as like a hint. I might be going into more detail on his past in later chapters. Just suggesting.

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August 7th, 2017, 1:12 pm

Amarok

alternate idea. Alternate the timelines: like here is what happened then one page, heres whats happening now another page. yeah we will have to jump back and forth but we get both stories at once.

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August 8th, 2017, 12:41 pm

WindowMaker

If most parts of their childhood are not the intended focus of the comic: I suggest that when their first meeting ends, fast-forward the story by doing the rest of the their ongoing interaction as time-skipping montage, then back to a normal speed at their last meeting as children (just before Jian is "captured"), and include the scene that Jian is taken away, followed by few bits afterward; then you can skip ahead to the present time/part 2.

Other interesting alternative is re-segmenting chapters by alternating between past and present time like @Amarok mentioned; possibly by using one short chapter of past time, followed by one short chapter of present time, then followed by past time again, and so on. In this case, I would suggest ending the first "past" chapter at the end of Jian and Liel's first meeting.

Either way, you don't need to throw away all the pages you have drawn so far. (And I personally wish not to see these pages get discarded either)

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