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He Changed It And Now It Sucks: Scripting 
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Post He Changed It And Now It Sucks: Scripting
The second part of my reworking Housepets is that I'm going to start overtly scripting the thing. Up until now, for the most part, I have generally had an outline of the story arc that I'm doing and then just running with it, usually working out the tweaks in the dialogue during the two-three hours that I spend making the comic. Unfortunately, this has led to some bad habits that have made the comic less interesting than it should be (mainly, just the recent arc), and because I'm not spending as much time on the dialogue as I could be, it tends to not be very tight, and my natural inclination is towards wordiness. (I'm a total egghead, after all)

The thing is, it's a lot easier for me to write funny dialogue when I'm in the right state of mind, and I've been doing a disservice to the comic to only write one joke at a time that way. Additionally, I could easily be doing many more scripts than are in the actual comic and then only running with the best of them. It would very likely prevent another fiasco like the Catnip arc, where I had about three good comics in mind but had to make an opening to gear the arc up, only to find too late that everything fell apart right there.

Well, this post is getting a little long, and I have homework to do. Spo's overly long story arc ends on Friday and then we're going to get into some craziness playing with artistic elbow room.

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Well, like I said before, can't wait to see what comes up with this new experimenting!

Hopefully not a Franken-dog or something...

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Wait: this means longer story arcs with more funny!?

EPIC! Keep up the good work, Rick.

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This will be exciting :D can't wait to see what happens!

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Yays! longer comixs and more funny! i cant wait! *sits inside atiny brick house*

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Now hold on, where did I say longer storylines!

. . . possibly.

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Post Re: He Changed It And Now It Sucks: Scripting
I like how there seems to be a sudden position change there. xD

I didn't mind that the most recent storyline was longer than usual, but you called it 'overly long' in your first post.

If you make too many changes, it really will suck, you know. So keep it simple, or else! (LOL, fake threat.)

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Post Re: He Changed It And Now It Sucks: Scripting
The arc and the jokes remind me sort of like.. don't kill me for this, lucky star.

some are funny, some are meh :<, and the story is about one thing from another with maybe a little change in the next story due to what had happened in the previous one. Meh I like it.

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Elbow room or elbow checks?
Hurhur, but really. Scripting things beforehand is effective to plan out a really good story, at the risk of it sounding, well... scripted.
Duh? U:
But you're a muffins and cookies good writer. I doubt I'll even notice the difference. Maybe it'll become even funnier. Who knows.



...You should put Spo on the characters list.
Just so we don't forget about him.

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