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#1 Posted by dngn4774 (3122 posts) - - Show Bio

@renzoa: Worst comes to worst you can always come up with an original character.

#2 Posted by dngn4774 (3122 posts) - - Show Bio

@renzoa: It was a joke regarding the old batman & robin tv show (the 60's one with Adam West). In moments of shock or awe Robin would always say to batman holy ___ batman! It's less funny if I have to explain the entire context of the joke to you.

That being said I don't like the idea because it sounds like a very generic origin pitch. People have been doing champion of the gods stories since the earliest parts of human history. If you do this superman is no different than Shazam (i.e. Magic Superman who gets his powers from a god). The genie in the table thing sounded original but pretty much everything you mentioned has been done before. I can't see how any of it could actually improve the character. If it ain't broke don't fix it.

#3 Edited by dngn4774 (3122 posts) - - Show Bio

Sounds like you're confused. Batwest and Robin are the original holy characters. At least you're not the only person to get something wrong:

#4 Posted by dngn4774 (3122 posts) - - Show Bio

@haydenclaireheroes: Not much of a fan of Olicity. I think it's important for Ollie to have at least one platonic female friend who he hasn't hooked up with. It seems like a teenage fanfic move to ship every female that comes on the show. Maybe that's just me. Aside from that I do like Felicity as a supporting character, and I look forward to seeing how the show approaches her background.

I think Connor Hawke is the child that of the girl that Moira gave 2million dollars to last season (in the flashback during Seeing Red). He should be around 8 right now.

Thea/Malcolm will probably be on the sidelines until at least mid-season or could even become the main story of Season 4. I would love to see more of both, but I doubt that they'll have a lot of screen time. Their story will probably come off to Ras Al Ghoul like the Brother Blood/ Deathstroke dynamic (they'll have a few interesting cameos with a link to the league, but they'll slowly be phased out of focus, then woven into the plot at the end).

By the way, do you think Cyn and Roy might get together now that Thea is gone?

#6 Posted by dngn4774 (3122 posts) - - Show Bio

@dngn4774 said:

@joygirl: Well most people are interested in ongoings when the issues are new. After you hit about 5 or 6 chapters readers tend to dwindle. That's not because your story is getting dull, it's because readers don't feel like reading all of the canon if there are other new titles that are easier to catch up on. That's why only like 1% of ongoings actually get finished on this site. If you love what you are writing you should keep writing it, even if there is not a lot of buzz. No ongoing feels brand new with every issue, but that doesn't mean they shouldn't be written.

Interesting. Do you think a short/or mini series would be a better option then?

Personally I think the answer is to write an ongoing about a genre you love and turn that into a full length work. If you keep trying to pander to every trend or fad you'll end up repeating the same cycle. The mini series approach is also good but I find full length ongoings to be more fufilling once you finish.

#7 Posted by dngn4774 (3122 posts) - - Show Bio

@joygirl said:

@dngn4774 said:

@joygirl: Well most people are interested in ongoings when the issues are new. After you hit about 5 or 6 chapters readers tend to dwindle. That's not because your story is getting dull, it's because readers don't feel like reading all of the canon if there are other new titles that are easier to catch up on. That's why only like 1% of ongoings actually get finished on this site. If you love what you are writing you should keep writing it, even if there is not a lot of buzz. No ongoing feels brand new with every issue, but that doesn't mean they shouldn't be written.

Easy to say until you churn out a new chapter that receives 0 comments. Then suddenly the motivation to keep writing seems to be a looot less.

It's happened before. I call it fanfiction and wattpad.

#8 Posted by dngn4774 (3122 posts) - - Show Bio

@joygirl: Well most people are interested in ongoings when the issues are new. After you hit about 5 or 6 chapters readers tend to dwindle. That's not because your story is getting dull, it's because readers don't feel like reading all of the canon if there are other new titles that are easier to catch up on. That's why only like 1% of ongoings actually get finished on this site. If you love what you are writing you should keep writing it, even if there is not a lot of buzz. No ongoing feels brand new with every issue, but that doesn't mean they shouldn't be written.

#9 Posted by dngn4774 (3122 posts) - - Show Bio

@joygirl: You should try to be more confident in yourself. You are one of the best writers on this site, and I think these "self-esteem" threads are beneath you. Just write what you want to write and kick ass doing so.

#10 Posted by dngn4774 (3122 posts) - - Show Bio

@cbishop: Aren't I always? ;)

@wildvine It's a fair request which isn't unreasonable, but I try not to enforce many rules with my groups. I couldn't even get the first person rule to fly with all of members so I doubt that enforcing a new library link policy would do much. I try to be as lenient as possible but I'm having doubts on what that really accomplishes. If I ever start a new group I'll try to be more assertive.