Comic 670 - Showing Your Blue Colors- Page 8

8th Aug 2017, 11:00 PM in Showing Your Blue Colors
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Author Notes:

Adam C. 8th Aug 2017, 11:00 PM edit delete
Adam C.
We're trying to make the lines on the speech balloons thicker. Looks a bit more professional and helps distinguish which ones are separate and which are connected. Opinions?

I've said before Marvelous Man is the hardest character in these comics to write. Well, I was sort of surprised by him a lot in this chapter. It wasn't until I actually typed this bombshell out that I realized he probably would be just as surprised as everyone else.... and have the same moral indignation as the kids.

Huge text-dump I know but.... Yeah. When you think about it, it probably IS worth examining the nature of these kids powers and trying to reverse-engineer it. Wanted to make it clear that while they HAVE been going behind people's backs to create Marvelous Man, the school's overall goal is still a noble one. Sort of.

That said though... A lot of the stuff the Blues kids get mad at Marvelous Man over I feel are objectively wrong but understandable from their point of view. If you're being exploited and someone shows up to be morally outraged FOR you, that's sort of dehumanizing. Especially when... y'know... that person also directly profited from your exploitation. Marvelous Man being outraged isn't necessarily... "wrong" but... uh... poorly timed.
Martin F. 8th Aug 2017, 11:18 PM edit delete
Martin F.
The shift to the thicker word balloons was super abrupt - like actually done a few pages after this and then we just backed up and added it here. So yeah, not at all too early for opinions on the subject if anyone's got any they want to share for or against.

I do like Nicky's reaction here, getting to play up the indignation of the whole matter. In general I kind of like his more pouty moments like this, tend to be amusing and does kind of make him and Valerie come off a bit more similar to each other than they are at first glance.

Another thing I quite like is that in this current leg of the conversation, really kind of everyone has some good points. Think it helps it feel a lot more like a conversation with some weight behind it rather than just a conflict or a hurdle for our heroes.

Comments:

Rastaba 8th Aug 2017, 11:10 PM edit delete reply
Rastaba
In Jake's defense, he's more their private Jarvis/Happy/Alfred/Every Other Butler/assistant type who's primary job is to drive the car.

And the woman did mention how every level of them is heightened over what is considrred normal right? Especially for children. They aren't JUST a bunch of silly little kids much as it might be easier for MM to think so. They are vastly over-matured for their age due to this blue gene and like Val said, they can "Handle" it themselves.
Adam C. 11th Aug 2017, 6:27 PM edit delete reply
Adam C.
Huh. That's a good point actually. I genuinely don't know if MM knows that about the kids or not. I might have to address that in a future comic.
Wolfintina 8th Aug 2017, 11:32 PM edit delete reply
MM Jake isn't forcing the kids to do anything, really it's the other way around, very, very interesting, wonder what's going to happen next.
Adam C. 11th Aug 2017, 6:26 PM edit delete reply
Adam C.
Heh. I dunno if the kids are really "forcing" Jake, he's at worst enabling them.
Onasaki 11th Aug 2017, 6:24 AM edit delete reply
Onasaki
Seeing Nicky like that also reminds us that he still _is_ a kid. They may be overly matured, but they're still kids and react in kid ways.
Adam C. 11th Aug 2017, 6:25 PM edit delete reply
Adam C.
Heh. True. ^^ Is cute seeing him all pouty.