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Flipside Discussion / Re: Chapter 51: Discussion
« on: August 15, 2018, 06:02:57 am »
Oh no, I meant all power goes to the creepy priest dude. Like he gets to demoralize them or something.

Aside from that, two things really worry me, that the pit might be rising, or that what sprayed on them... isn't blood. 

Flipside Discussion / Re: Chapter 51: Discussion
« on: August 10, 2018, 09:05:54 pm »
If bards in D&D had those kinds of anti-evil songs, everyone would take the class.

Yay, for morale boost! Also, don't die...

Ummm, remember how he's been using Bloody Mary clones?

He seems able to bounce back from injury like crazy and likes to munch on people. Also has sharp claws. This sounds familiar...

The pit itself seems to shatter at least lesser magical items, and add powers (Mega-manning) to Mister Creepy Priest.

They need to save everyone at all costs because anti-bards really suck. But especially save Suspiria because reality warping powers would be a bad thing. Which reminds me...

From what we know, Bloody Mary has died numerous times to the pit, and it's safe to say Suspiria has died at least once.

Getting a Bravely Default vibe here.

  But don't get depressed or anything. This is super-happy time cuz good morale.

Flipside Discussion / Re: Chapter 51: Discussion
« on: August 08, 2018, 10:43:44 pm »
Probably not.  ;D

I'm not convinced there is a "right choice." Everyone is in danger from this guy. He needs to save the musician, the other jester Regina, Moby, Glyph, his gf, and himself. And honestly , the only way everyone can get out is if they set aside their jealousy (I know they're all jeally for Crest) and whatever else is up, even if they don't get along, and work together against the common problem. The Pit. Either that, or everyone fails.

Flipside Discussion / Re: Who will survive?
« on: August 03, 2018, 10:43:16 pm »
(For the record, deus ex machina does not simply refer to something being OP, it's an out of nowhere "wtf?" situation that resolves everything when stuff is in a corner. This means any pre-established power of Crest, which is basically his sword and his analytical ability, doesn't count)

Really? I felt the complete opposite about Vennice. I honestly didn't connect with her as a character.

I do think Crest will help save everyone, probably from the sword being somehow toxic to these critters, or just from reversing the damage. So if Crest can't defeat them with his sword, he probably can keep people from dying left and right.

Suspiria on the other hand, is made of deus ex machina, if she saved the day, she could probably do it in an incredibly OP way. There are no therapists though, and she basically has major issues right now.

I totally forgot about Regina btw.  And didn't remember this guy's name. That alone tells me these two are basically Red Shirts, except for the fact that other people would miss them (way too much story connection for Regina).

My vote is Crest & Suspiria, Mary & Melter, and Regina. Moby and Buzz and Glyph, probably not.

The reason I don't think it's a dream is that Melter and Mary came to intervene. And this guy clearly appears to be their enemy. The idea of it all being a dream doesn't really pan out, as previous chapters had them plan to enter the town. Honestly, this is way closer to deus ex machina than anything Crest could do.

I'm not certain how being actively munched on by an evil beast if gonna affect his tune. I don't like this...

Flipside Discussion / Who will survive?
« on: August 02, 2018, 02:30:50 pm »
I was gonna do a poll, but couldn't find that option.

Back when I watched alot of horror films, I used to guess at who survived the monster/murderer/curse/whatever.

Since I said in the thread, I was gonna do a poll, I'll just straight up ask what people think.

  • Nobody survives
  • Just Crest
  • Just Suspiria
  • Just Melter
  • Just Mary
  • Just Moby (somehow?)
  • Crest & Suspiria
  • Mary & Melter
  • Crest & Mary (Crest loves monsters, so now he has a sweetie that could just eat him up  :-* )
  • Crest & Suspiria, Mary & Melter
  • Everyone lives (even the guy who just got stabbed)
  • Everyone lives. Except Moby, cuz I hate her.

I think that's everything.

Flipside Discussion / Re: Flipside Live Action Series
« on: July 31, 2018, 11:57:05 pm »
If possible, you might look into some sor of free digital editor (like GIMP) and make a sort of premade sprites (similar to what I do in rpgs). Each character would take dozens of poses but when it's time to anime, all you do is add that to a layer by importing to the thing. This would take a lot of time at the start, but once you had poses from each character, as many as needed, an average thing would take alot less time. For instance, if Maytag has a distinctive run, the only time you'd draw different is for a sprint, so animated would make sense if you finished prebuilt characters.

I'd say try Book 0, and see what works. Also if you need voice actors, one of the big advantages of animation is they don't need to be on set. When I was making Oracle of Tao, I hired (well they were volunteers) voice actors from UK and Scotl using something called

Basically whatever you do, figure out how to do it time and money saving, so you cab keep doing it.

Flipside Discussion / Re: Flipside Live Action Series
« on: July 31, 2018, 06:47:58 am »
Up to you. Personally, I think fantasy series are logistically hard to do (the special effects deal) while those same actors can do an animated show (already proven you can draw). There's also the time expense, but if you can manage to keep up with the comic, and do other projects, then yeah go for it. I think I'd prefer animated to live action, because I'm anime fan.

However I just did a quick search. Animated shows are usually done in batches, so it takes the same amount of time to do one episode as 12 or 24. This is with a team and it's hard to wrap my head around. Generally speaking, you set aside about a year for a season because it's a labor-intensive process. Live action with all of the stop frame stuff of special effects, has to look real (different from cartoon drawing), so while you could just get actors, and it would take less time than say animating, it might still be labor intensive.

I'd say do research into both, see which best suits your needs.

Flipside Discussion / Re: Chapter 51: Discussion
« on: July 25, 2018, 07:31:35 pm » has free scans, all except Final Quest. They're tiny though!

I'm liking that whole whistle scene, reminds me of the Abhorsen series. The whole bells thing.

Uh oh, don't give the author ideas, I guess!  :o


Looks like the only way anyone can survive is if Crest uses his sword. I wonder...

Flipside Discussion / Re: Chapter 51: Discussion
« on: July 23, 2018, 04:41:55 pm »
Hey Brion, we should do a vote.

Like, how many people want this chapter to go totally Grimdark, with everyone dying?

Not that I do, but I think it would get ppl involved and stuff. Too many people expecting Crest to survive cuz he's hero, we need some added tension, right?  :o

Flipside Discussion / Re: Chapter 51: Discussion
« on: July 20, 2018, 12:31:38 pm »
Get lost, jerk. You're just like all the others.

Don't forget the guy who wrote Berserk (Kentaro Miura). Some of that stuff, especially the Apostles kinda this much.

Flipside Discussion / Re: Chapter 51: Discussion
« on: July 18, 2018, 11:46:01 am »
Her power isn't off the charts. It's just out of control. Melter implied there were even dissolving tests for such power, meaning there are in fact "charts" for it.

I honestly think there is alot of stuff that is different from what we've been told previously. Like for one, demons do exist (and this creep here is one of them), and two, probably curses aren't actually curses at all but some sort of human mutation to demonic energy.  Eye might in fact be able to control her power. There was another thing I thought about in regards to this. What happens when her powers meet Bern's swords? Do they suck it up? Or does it overcome her?

Flipside Discussion / Re: Chapter 51: Discussion
« on: July 13, 2018, 04:12:09 am »
I actually have The Complete ElfQuest Volume 1. I was going to get volume two, etc. But then I realized that it was a self-contained story (the story to find a new Holt, and the realization that their clan, not a location, was the Holt; the story of life, death, and a sort of extended life with those ancient elves; but more importantly, the story of characters, of Skywise, (the human shaman), Cutter, Leetah, and even Rayek, Bearclaw and Treestump, and the depraved Winnowill and Door) plus I was poor.

I like the whole grand story, heavy with metaphor. I think I know what the Pit is, but I'll let Brion tell you (hint: it has something to do with depression). But I also think it might be a subjective metaphor (represents different stuff to different ppl).

If theyare supposed to get together, the anti-magic crystal being gone kinda puts a damper on getting past Eye's aura.

Flipside Discussion / Re: Chapter 51: Discussion
« on: July 11, 2018, 08:10:09 pm »
I'm more sad that this is another Crest group chapter, 3rd in a row...
For some reason it got boring for me, seeing Vennice killed off for drama sake didn't help either.

Maybe Brion got bored with May and Bern and Crest became the MC for real?
It's really strange that last time we saw May it was around 1 year of our real life time ago (august 2017), and Bern almost around 2 years ago (september 2016). And this chapter content means that next half year of Flipside updates will be again all about Crest storyline.
Where's the variety of the 3 people stories being separated as it was at the beginning to change perspective?

They're doing it by character development. Bern we had her get through the whole Arena deal, May had to get out of the Dark Cell, Crest has to face the Pit.

All said, I love this page. It kinda reminds me of one of the pages of Elfquest, and there is a very poster-quality feel to the last panel.

Flipside Discussion / Re: Chapter 50: Discussion
« on: July 06, 2018, 05:25:46 am »
Well, it doesn't strictly speaking NEED to have an end. Some of the newspaper comics just kept running every week. Or you could go the roue of Cerebus, dragging your comic out literally kicking and screaming.

 Most people don't like downer endings, but neither downer nor happy is really consistent with Flipside. It's kinda film gris, so to speak.

Flipside Discussion / Re: Chapter 50: Discussion
« on: June 11, 2018, 06:59:45 am »
Can we expect help from her though? Her heart has hardened.

So to speak.

Flipside Discussion / Re: Chapter 50: Discussion
« on: June 11, 2018, 02:34:58 am »
Supposedly in the news, there's been a rash of suicides. I, being highly skeptical, think they were murders made to look that way.

It can't be suicide if someone uses a hypnotic voice to make you throw yourself in, after all.

Flipside Discussion / Re: Chapter 50: Discussion
« on: June 06, 2018, 05:52:44 am »
Probably second. Psycho chef for Thin Man gives him all kinds of test subjects in exchange for her  getting to play with them when he's done. Sounds kinda pit demon to me.

Demons from the vorpal sea.

Sometimes the high rank sorceror and the researcher are both wrong, and the priestess is right (even though she was wrong that Bloody Mary was one).

Also, I don't like the tar baby look of this. Like this guy might try to suck Melterin to his body.

Flipside Discussion / Re: Chapter 50: Discussion
« on: May 30, 2018, 11:56:18 am »
Throwing people into the pit solves everything!  :-*

Didn't he throw Bloody Mary in there repeatedly? Maybe it's some sort of temporal vortex. Otherwise, nah, don't listen to this guy.

Update: So that guy is basically a creative writing teacher, who thinks all OP characters unbalance the story. Listen you, we care about interesting characters. As long as the story moves forward with no writers block, this quaint notion of "story balance" is nonsense. That's what kept high fantasy from really expressing itself for at least a century.

Flipside Discussion / Re: Chapter 50: Discussion
« on: May 25, 2018, 04:07:07 am »
Oh good, she's still around.

Time for a haircut though.

Flipside Discussion / Re: Chapter 50: Discussion
« on: May 17, 2018, 08:50:09 am »
I really want to hug Susperia right now.  :( Even if she might undo my existence.

C̪̰̳̘͊ͩ̒̔̔͊ẻ͕͖ͪ̂͋ͣ͆̽ͩa̱͕̝̓ͧͮ̔̿̓̇̾̉s͇̺̱͓̦̿ͥ̈́̄ͤ͌͆̃e̮̹̹ͣ̽ ̣̖̗͇ͣ̚ T̤̫̗͇͂̏̋͋̈ͧ͗ŏ̬̥͇̹̺̻͕̞ͤ̍ͭ  B͇̗̼̥͉̼̺́͂͛̔̒ͭe̘͍̘̮̬ͩ̐͆͛̏̽ͬ̏ 

Zalgo text is fun!

Update: it kinda looks like she's done that to herself. Cheer up, Suspiria! Don't disappear just yet!

Flipside Discussion / Re: Chapter 50: Discussion
« on: May 15, 2018, 04:38:47 am »
Oh, I got it, it was just a confusing sentence. Sorta like one of those "You know and I know about X. But do you know that I know that you know..."

 I think both Suspie and Crest are very shy people. She's a bit damaged from being bullied so much and puts up a tough front, and he's kinda messed up because he lost sight of himself. They are actually good for each other but busybodies like Moby want to push how much this seems like a rebound. So what if it is? Mind your own business. Instead, the one thing she thought she felt was real (it may turn out to still be) betrayed her, and Crest lost his last bit of nerve.

Flipside Discussion / Re: Chapter 50: Discussion
« on: May 13, 2018, 09:02:21 pm »
As a bit of advice to Crest ~ "Don't believe in the you that believes in someone else, don't even believe in the some one else who believes in you... Believe IN YOURSELF!"

That was totally not super-confusing at all!

Also, Crest is a Shyguy.

Flipside Discussion / Re: Chapter 50: Discussion
« on: May 11, 2018, 06:30:57 am »
I dunno. I lust after her. And I really love her.  :-* Sheen isn't something I care about. But the point being, no matter how I feel for her, I love that we can always talk to her. If anything ever happened to that, I would be in hell.

Flipside Discussion / Re: Chapter 50: Discussion
« on: May 10, 2018, 04:31:13 am »
Totally feeling this scene. I've got a girl I kn ow.

It's a friendship but there's also some of what TvTropes mentions as a South African word.

Mamihlapinatapai. "A look shared by two people with each wishing that the other will initiate something that both desire but which neither one wants to start. "

And oh yes, I've asked her already. So much so that I feel like pushing too hard might wreck our friendship. Plus she has a boyfriend, and one day I realized that the reason I admire her is that she's a committed person. Committed to her job (while I buckled under pressure), committed to her guy, committed to her principles. Asking her to give those things up, even if she said yes in a heartbeat, I'd hate myself for doing that to her.

So if people are like "tell her how you feel about her!" I'm like, are you guys retarded? I did already. Besides, I don't ONLY lust after her body, I also care about her happiness and our friendship .

Flipside Discussion / Re: Chapter 50: Discussion
« on: April 30, 2018, 05:32:36 pm »
True (as in, real, not ideal as the term is usually used) love is actually a mix of selfish and unselfish love. It's messy, it sometimes holds onto the past. It can be very far from what love should be. But it's also  the closest to heaven that most of us get in terms of feelings.

Suspiria (we need to figure out a nickname) does love Crest for Crest. But she probably ALSO missed Kin. And she very much is not in control of her emotions right now, so getting pushed over the edge, not so much.

She needs a Cool Down Hug right now.

Flipside Discussion / Re: Chapter 50: Discussion
« on: April 27, 2018, 06:27:07 pm »
That doesn't necessarily follow.

If you like someone, you might try to change them. But if you love them, well...

Change isn't synonymous with love. In fact, it's very conditional love. But ideally, we would be loved for who we are, not for who someone else was. Or how we should be.
This is not to say such doesn't push us to be our best self. But there are so many damaged people who think they aren't good enough.

Flipside Discussion / Re: Chapter 50: Discussion
« on: April 24, 2018, 04:30:15 am »
Unfortunately now it's time to get serious. I think she's right.

Crest is a rebound for Kin, who she hasn't fully been able to grieve.

This is probably not saying that those two don't like each other, or don't have a chance in the long run. She just has to stop thinking of her as an extension of Kin.

On a more serious note, I think I have a similar problem. I project my past relationships onto my current one, thinking Kara is going to behave like Kelly, and so on. They haven't, and this is how I know this one's a keeper (unfortunately she's taken, so we're just friends).

Okay, enough seriousness. Do one for Suspiria and Crest. I was thinking Katie Perry (constant hair changes, and watching the music video Wide Awake) for Suspiria and for Crest... I can't realy get a bead of him because yeah half of his story got overshadowed by someone else. Maybe Rick Moranis in LSoH.

Dude, I put Rick Moranis's voice in Chapter 1 lines for Crest and started cracking up.

Flipside Discussion / Re: Chapter 50: Discussion
« on: April 22, 2018, 09:52:31 pm »
This is why I say Emily Blunt and not say... Catherine Hepburn.

A voice which is soft and feminine but yet somehow rugged.

I actually think Mariah Carey, honestly, is a better sample of May though. Sorta sexy, something of a diva, sometimes deadpan (calmly saying "I will hunt you down" in this song), and a little strange (unicorns).

Especially feel this video on the Crest date.

Flipside Discussion / Re: Chapter 50: Discussion
« on: April 22, 2018, 04:48:56 am »
I can imagine Bern having a kinda deep voice, sounding kinda tomboy. Kinda like Emily Blunt.

Maytag I can imagine her with a more versatile voice, something kinda like one of those girls that puts on a much higher voice on the phone, and kinda more sexy when they are playing it that way, and deadpan when they've stopped acting. Kinda Lady Gaga (puh puh pokerface) or something.

Flipside Discussion / Re: Chapter 50: Discussion
« on: April 16, 2018, 04:07:40 pm »
Open to debate.

Crest and Suspiria had about one or two hangout scenes before her change. They were kinda just friends though.

Suspiria does kind of like Crest, but there's also a healthy dose of Replacement Goldfish.

Crest on the other hand... didn't appear to be under a love spell. Most of his behavior was fairly normal (kinda a shy next-door neighbor romance), except for his drive to train. I couldn't figure out where that came from.

(I don't see anyone under a charm spell getting this argumentative)

Moby, it felt like she was acting out Suspiria's feelings, it was really super-obvious that something was wrong. Crest? Not as much, anyway.

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