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Intermission 30: Special Voting Thread!
« on: February 20, 2015, 11:53:47 am »
This is the thread where you can vote on the subject of the next chapter!  Yes, that's right, you can vote!  It's up to you!

Here are your choices:
1. Maytag (Dark Cell Storyarc)
2. Bernadette (Colosseum Storyarc)
3. Crest (Suspiria Storyarc)

Instructions for voting: It's simple, just copy and paste one of the above options into your post!  Each person gets one chance to vote.

(Disclaimer: Please don't try to make more than one account to vote multiple times, I can see your IP address, and if I see you doing that I will void your votes.)

(Note: You used to have to email me to get signed up on the forum, but in order to make things easier I am setting the forum to allow you to sign up easily.)

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Update: As of Friday the 27th, the voting is closed!  The final results are as follows:

Crest: 23
Maytag: 28
Bernadette: 79

Thanks everyone who voted!  The next chapter (chapter 43) will be a Bernadette chapter!
« Last Edit: February 26, 2015, 10:28:32 pm by Brion Foulke »

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Re: Intermission 30: Special Voting Thread!
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2015, 12:02:30 pm »
3. Crest (Suspiria Storyarc)!

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Re: Intermission 30: Special Voting Thread!
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2015, 12:10:19 pm »
2. Bernadette (Colosseum Storyarc)

Because I really wanna see where this goes.

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Re: Intermission 30: Special Voting Thread!
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2015, 12:14:17 pm »
2. Bernadette (Colosseum Storyarc)

Because I love Bernadette, and really want to know what happens!

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Re: Intermission 30: Special Voting Thread!
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2015, 12:27:23 pm »
2. Bernadette (Colosseum Storyarc)

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Re: Intermission 30: Special Voting Thread!
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2015, 12:28:04 pm »
2. Bernadette (Colosseum Storyarc)

It is is just to much of a cliffhanger.

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Re: Intermission 30: Special Voting Thread!
« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2015, 12:36:51 pm »
2. Bernadette(Colosseum Storyarc)

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Re: Intermission 30: Special Voting Thread!
« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2015, 12:45:54 pm »
I vote 2 cause I wanna see something badass instead of the more depressing things just yet.

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Re: Intermission 30: Special Voting Thread!
« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2015, 12:49:24 pm »
I'm ok with either Maytag or Bern. My vote is officially on Maytag because I have this thing for patterns and with it going May, Crest, Bern, May, Crest, Bern, may Crest burn.... ahem, anyways, my vote wants to stay on the pattern. Still, for the record, I get the point of all the Bern votes. That was left with a bigger cliffhanger than the other two storylines and thus am ok with the pattern break if it's done here.

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Re: Intermission 30: Special Voting Thread!
« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2015, 12:51:47 pm »
Bernadette (Colosseum Storyarc)

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Re: Intermission 30: Special Voting Thread!
« Reply #10 on: February 20, 2015, 12:55:00 pm »
2. Bernadette (Colosseum Storyarc)

I registered just to vote. I've been following Flipside for years, and the Colosseum arc is one of my favorites. Please continue it! I would love to see the Maytag/Dark Cell arc afterwards, as that's also a very compelling storyline. :)

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Re: Intermission 30: Special Voting Thread!
« Reply #11 on: February 20, 2015, 01:26:31 pm »
3. Crest (Suspiria Storyarc)

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Re: Intermission 30: Special Voting Thread!
« Reply #12 on: February 20, 2015, 01:30:55 pm »
While Chapter 42 is an incredible cliffhanger and I'd really like to see what happens next, that is the nature of cliffhangers. ;)

Vote:

1. Maytag (Dark Cell Storyarc)

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Re: Intermission 30: Special Voting Thread!
« Reply #13 on: February 20, 2015, 01:34:12 pm »
Hah.  I'm apparently (as often the case)  the outlier.  I really want to see what's happening with May and am most engaged with Bern's arc so far, but I vote for :

3. Crest

So far his arc hasn't really gone far into his journey,  and I was actually pretty disappointed by the prior chapter's 'Suspira was really just under some mental delusion'. Thus I'd like to see his arc get some more meat. Also where Bern is capable but lacking depth,  Crest has a bit of complexity but is invisible. I'm curious to see how Brion handles his solo 'vision quest'.

That said I'd also enjoy seeing more of Bern. The stage is set and I'm into it. May is the least interesting to me,  as the comic is already almost all about her. It'll be nice for her to get in touch with her human emotions,  but I'm not as hungry to learn more about her and see her developed.

PS -  could always throw in 4. Bloody Mary,  because just as many shows and comics have discovered it can be surprising which characters the audience falls in love with,  and I think just about everyone loves Mary and I refuse to believe her story is at an end :)
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Re: Intermission 30: Special Voting Thread!
« Reply #14 on: February 20, 2015, 01:34:45 pm »
2. Bernadette (Colosseum Storyarc)

Because as much as I want to find out what happens with Crest & Suspira, I can't stand cliffhangers.

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Re: Intermission 30: Special Voting Thread!
« Reply #15 on: February 20, 2015, 01:35:53 pm »
Are you serious?  Registered just to say:

Bernadette (Colosseum Storyarc)

No more cliffhanger.  Make it happen.  This is seriously DBZ pacing now and I can't wait anymore!!!!!

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Re: Intermission 30: Special Voting Thread!
« Reply #16 on: February 20, 2015, 01:41:12 pm »
2. Bernadette (Colosseum Storyarc)

I don't meant to criticize, but really?
First you give us this nice backstory with Bern in the Colosseum. However this entire arc has been DRAGGING along. Painfully so.
Finally get to see a potential fight scene, and what do we get? Ten pages of talking, 50-60. Then you are going to take that fight away?! WHY?

When I First read this comic, I got the feeling it was about Crest.
Then we started getting more backstory with Bernadette and Maytag. It is clear you wanted to take the story in a direction that focuses more on them.
In my opinion, whatever happens with Crest is just a bonus at the moment.

We just got over 60 pages of the Dark Cell, and 30 Pages of Crest.
We DON'T get to see many fight scenes in the comic at all. What I see is lots of dialog, mind games, and social interaction.
Don't get me wrong, I sort of like that about the stories so far. But it wouldn't hurt to take a break from that now and again.

Let the voting decide, and hope all things go well.

Edit: Felt like modifying my post.

What are we going to get in contrary to picking Bernadette?

We can get Maytag.
She will either brute force her way through the Dark Cell (Boring), think of some cliche way to overcome the fear, or think of a 'brilliant solution". (Because YAY for stupid side characters, why couldn't the Thin Man have thought of that for the X amount of years he's been attempting this?!)
Either that or she will outright leave, which goes down a whole other storyline we don't need to see or think about. She will leave with nothing, not have her dimension bag the Thin Man conveniently still has, and learn of Bernadette's fate.

We could get Crest and Suspiria.
Now that the conclave is mostly out of the way, Suspiria has very little in her way that's going to stop her from finding the Thin Man. While finding him alone would be a difficult task, this will inevitably lead us back to Maytag and possibly mess up her attempts at entering the Dark Cell or her future. In which case what's the point?
Crest might come into play and try to talk her out of it. "Yes, your parents are still alive. There right here, see? Stop being crazy please?" BORING.
Everyone here is fighting each other, when both of their goals are the same thing. Find the Thin Man. Except nobody can see past their own tunnel vision for the sake of drawn out story.

Bernadette is the only person who is currently working her way out of a very bad situation. She was dealt a shity hand, and is now trying to deal with it. And now you want to shift focus away from that?
« Last Edit: February 20, 2015, 02:30:09 pm by krinny »

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Re: Intermission 30: Special Voting Thread!
« Reply #17 on: February 20, 2015, 01:51:44 pm »
2. Bernadette (Colosseum Storyarc)

I agree too with several others. Its too much to stop here. ITs too big of a cliffhanger, especially after all that dragging on a bit with the decision-making from the last several pages. Keep it going! Must see what happens!

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Re: Intermission 30: Special Voting Thread!
« Reply #18 on: February 20, 2015, 01:53:51 pm »
1. Maytag (Dark Cell Storyarc)

It is about time Maytag shows up again.

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Re: Intermission 30: Special Voting Thread!
« Reply #19 on: February 20, 2015, 01:54:06 pm »
Crest, Bernadette, hell, I'd take a chapter devoted to Melter-cat. Anyone but Maytag!

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Re: Intermission 30: Special Voting Thread!
« Reply #20 on: February 20, 2015, 02:11:32 pm »
3. Crest! (Only cause Bernadette has it though.)

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Re: Intermission 30: Special Voting Thread!
« Reply #21 on: February 20, 2015, 02:12:14 pm »
2. Bernadette (Colosseum Storyarc)

I have been reading for a little over a year now and this story arc is bar far one of my favorites, but you can't leave it as a cliffhanger like this, its like waving the nice juicy stake you have been carefully preparing in our starving faces and telling us "Nope.. not yet." XD

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Re: Intermission 30: Special Voting Thread!
« Reply #22 on: February 20, 2015, 02:15:40 pm »
3. Crest (Suspiria Storyarc)

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Re: Intermission 30: Special Voting Thread!
« Reply #23 on: February 20, 2015, 02:19:05 pm »
2. Bernadette (Colosseum Storyarc) PLEASE :)

I also just registered for the sake of voting and have been following the story for years. I have been checking the site 3-5x a day waiting for updates on update days and am really looking forward to seeing how this arc ends!!
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Re: Intermission 30: Special Voting Thread!
« Reply #24 on: February 20, 2015, 02:22:17 pm »
Much as I'd like to stick with the patern as mentioned above... I get enough shifting story arcs from Goblins.. I want to see where this all leads Bern... :)

2. Bernadette(Colosseum Storyarc)
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Re: Intermission 30: Special Voting Thread!
« Reply #25 on: February 20, 2015, 02:22:40 pm »
2. Bernadette (Colosseum Storyarc)

Polly's 20 day sex slave storyline...err..I mean Bernadette fighting of course!

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Re: Intermission 30: Special Voting Thread!
« Reply #26 on: February 20, 2015, 02:34:48 pm »
My vote is on

2. Bernadette (Coliseum)

I can't stand cliffhangers, and especially with this pacing it feels like a real cockblock to stop her arc right before her fight was a sword swing away from happening. I have enjoyed your story immensely, and like many others only registered to cast my vote in. Very rarely do I post on forums, but I'll probably be reading your comic for a long time coming and wish you the best B.

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Re: Intermission 30: Special Voting Thread!
« Reply #27 on: February 20, 2015, 02:35:24 pm »
2. Bernadette (Colosseum Storyarc)

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Re: Intermission 30: Special Voting Thread!
« Reply #28 on: February 20, 2015, 02:45:03 pm »
1. Maytag (Dark Cell). Just because she is my favorite character, and that's it.

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Re: Intermission 30: Special Voting Thread!
« Reply #29 on: February 20, 2015, 02:58:46 pm »
2. Bernadette (Colosseum Storyarc)

I'm way to invested in the story right now to switch to a different arc. When I saw intermission pop up in the latest update instead of some sword action, I was audibly disappointed.