Episode 363 - The Art Of Comments

Feb 26, 2018

Jason Moon, author of Crater's Edge, messaged me about some comments he had. He was perturbed about reader reaction to his storyline and wasn't sure how to handle the comments. I told him that those sorts of comments are the very greatest compliment an author can get, because once you get them you've reached the stage where people care about your work enough to get angry: they're invested emotionally in the characters. Yes. It is initially confronting to have someone commenting like that but what you really need to do is step back for a moment and realise what a gigantic compliment it is in actuality. It means you affected them strongly, and that's quite an important thing to be able to do. It doesn't happen much but it's quite a GOOD thing when it does. It's not an easy thing to do to get people that invested. What it really means is you have succeeded as a writer and reached an important milestone. We also have a chat about getting comments in general and also GIVING comments! Hopefully our new comment notification feature will be a boon for this kind of interaction. This week Gunwallace has given us the theme to Kitty Kitty Bang Bang: Multilayered Chinese video-game war anthem with a modern twist! That’s how I’d describe this complex little piece. It’s the final boss battle, you’ve got no spare lives, you’re down to your last powerup and time is running out!

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ozoneocean at 4:09AM, Feb. 28, 2018

Our Pleasure!

MegaRdaniels at 3:17AM, Feb. 28, 2018

Thank you! :)

ozoneocean at 11:36PM, Feb. 27, 2018

He did a great job didn't he? :)

MoeAlmighty at 4:06PM, Feb. 27, 2018

Wow, thank you kindly for the theme music. It was really awesome^^

Tantz_Aerine at 10:28AM, Feb. 27, 2018

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skreem at 10:19AM, Feb. 27, 2018

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ozoneocean at 8:13AM, Feb. 27, 2018

Agreed! The more you comment the more you run dry.

ejb at 6:05AM, Feb. 27, 2018

As a long, long time reader here on DD, I try to comment on every page of the comics that I'm actively reading. It can be tough to come up with a new comment each time, let alone a "thoughtful" one. (Of course it's a pretty meager trade off for the time and effort that the comic creators put into their work.)


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