Well it was nice to have the feedback while it lasted; I guess it was only a matter of time before the deconstructive side came out.
Our names weren't just pulled out of hat or thrown together at random. They all have a meaning behind them that isn't necessary to explain in the comics. Most of the planned characters on the list from here on out are not based on anybody real, but they are all set to have normal names, Charlie, Iris, ect.
Just because you don't know why I chose the names doesn't mean they were random.
And as for the ‘enter or be gay’, the joke wasn't "Ha you're gay". The point of an inside joke is that there are several parts of the joke that aren't clear to you, thus only those with the rest of the information get it.
And as for me having said my hardware is my excuse for a shitty site, that's not what I'm saying at all. I said I plan on updating the site, however it will take time. The hardware is why it will take time to update. The hardware I'm using has a 7 inch touch screen, which I use to make all the original sketches using the stylus. This is a big benefit, rather than a hindrance. On the downfall it makes the typing and coding difficult. But it does speed along the art side of the process, however as I’ve learned from you all, that is something I need to spend more time on. My goal at first was to use the same art for the comics as what would be seen in the episodes. However, since it’s going to be a while before I can have my animations online, I’ll need to update the art of the comics.
The site's (the site itself) major downfalls are poor planning and a lack of experience, this being the first site I've ever developed or designed. Considering it's done with no prior knowledge of any of the systems I used, and without any training other than stumbling through the program, I'm happy with my initial results. Do I think it could use improvement? Absolutely, tons of it; and I'm more than willing to put in the time, effort, and money it's going to take to get it up to par. But that doesn't mean I'm not happy with my initial results. I took an idea and I followed through with it until I've completed it. I still have a great deal to learn, and this website is my motivation to grow as an artist and an animator.
As far as my comics are concerned, I agree, I need to put more time and effort into them. The writing is not something that can or will be changed. Every comic is based on an actual event or conversation. The way it's written is the way it's spoken.
The cast includes more than the two characters, but we've yet to branch into them. I have a total of about 30 fully designed characters all waiting to be introduced. They make up the core background characters, from a sporting shop owner to fast food clerks, and even a Bigfoot like character. With only 5 or so comics the main focus is going to be on the 2 main characters first.
And as for the Goron comic, I'll remove it. It was a stupid idea to put that up without explaining the background to that comic. That will need to be worked into an episode, as it's too long to explain in comic form. Hopefully we'll be able to put some more animations online soon, and that will help flesh out the characters more.
The animations that are up I will not apologize for. I love them both and they are both funny. And before you point out how conceited that sounds, I had nothing to do with them other than posting them on the site and being a big fan of them. What I see in them is potential to take Klim’s animation, comedy, and directing skills he’s displayed in flash (granted these aren’t even close to his best), and use my art with them. I believe it’s going to be very successful, especially with the script we’ve worked on. The full episodes are really the first thing all 4 cast members are going to be fully involved in.
For now this is a hobby, and one I'm having fun with. Considering this is very early in development, and that this is in no means meant to be competition for any major comic chain out there, I'm happy with my results. People who haven't set their standards so high have enjoyed our comics and our site. I've had lots of positive feedback elsewhere, and some great advice, especially here. The nothing held back approach to criticism was, at first, discouraging. And I'll admit that it's very difficult to not get defensive about it, especially in the much more instigating remarks, but as a whole I've taken some great advice from you guys so thank you.
I’ve modified the first post because eventually if this topic goes on, I’ll either get defensive about it as the advice goes from helpful to rants of hatred, or I’ll take too much of the comments to heart and give up. Neither of which is an outcome I want. I really appreciate the advice from all of you, as well as the critique, both the helpful and the mocking.
PS: Also thank you for the comments and criticism of my other drawings. I have never had an art class or anything, so I'm very much looking forward to finally going to college and taking my first art lessons. Having the few compliments and the criticism is very helpful.