Pure Tough

posted 17th Jan 2014, 9:07 AM

Pure Tough
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17th Jan 2014, 9:07 AM

Maiu

It makes me so happy when you all comment on my comics. So happy, I could take a three day weekend! Yay! Have you checked out my facebook or twitter?

https://www.facebook.com/contestedterritorycomic
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20th Jan 2014, 3:47 PM

Maiu

So I caught The Death this weekend. Feeling about 40% recovered atm, but there's a good chance tomorrow's comic will be delayed until at least tomorrow afternoon.

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17th Jan 2014, 1:33 PM

Maiu

Man, there are so many things I love about this page. I love that 10 year old Eilenna and Maiu are the same height as adult Laska. I love that Night Elves and Draenei were at one point immortal races, yet they're the ones aging while Laska seems to stay the same. And I love LOVE "pure tough" as a replacement for "strong". Thank you Scotranslate!

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17th Jan 2014, 6:47 PM

Dodom

I like Laska less now.
"If someone hurts you it's your own fault for letting them." Is what adults tell bullied kids all the time and confirmation that you're alone with it hurts more than the bullying itself.

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17th Jan 2014, 7:08 PM

Maiu

I knew this page was hard to write but I really tried. I'm really terrible at advice and my editors were no help :(

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17th Jan 2014, 7:40 PM

Maiu

I think I'm going to stand by this page because Laska was responding to an angry Maiu and not a sad Maiu. I haven't really been able to define Maiu in this comic yet, but whether she is or not, she sees herself as strong and I think Laska knew she had to pander to that to get in touch with her.

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17th Jan 2014, 8:04 PM

Dodom

You know, when I say "I think this character is wrong" or "I don't like her" it doesn't mean I think they don't belong in the story.
A good writer can make readers feel stuff, but that stuff doesn't all have to be butterflies and bunnies.
If I thought you wrote something all wrong, I'd say I think that, but if it's "well dang her, dang I say!!!" you should read "congratulations you wrote her well enough for some of your readers to identify with the situation!"
You didn't go nearly as far as to make it tasteless, don't worry! From my point of view, it just helps show that despite her rolemodel figure, Laska is not an infinite well of wisdom, which makes for a more believable character.

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17th Jan 2014, 9:13 PM

Maiu

You're right, and it's tough being a first time writer because Mary Sue's tend to be easier to write. I think I was subconsciously trying to make her the quote spewing maternal figure, but there does need to be more to her, and to all the characters. Whatever I'm going for and however it ends up, I just need to stick by my decisions and maintain a sharper eye. I think my impending chapter-end vacation is just what I need. :)

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19th Jan 2014, 7:01 PM

Maryalee

There is a vast difference from telling a child that "it's their fault for being hurt" and telling a child that they can develop the kind of internal strength and confidence that will allow them to deflect those hurtful comments right back at the bullies. That is what I see Laska doing here: not belittling Maiu for feeling hurt, but encouraging her to become a stronger person.

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20th Jan 2014, 3:46 PM

Maiu

That's what I was going for, thank you :)

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18th Jan 2014, 11:03 AM

JSStryker

Another great comic, keep up the good work!

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19th Jan 2014, 7:04 PM

Maryalee

Read my comment above, it says everything I can think of right now. You keep doing the awesome job that you are doing creating this wonderful story.

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