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Its an 8-Bit World - Blank World

This comic's premise is simple. This is the White Space, or "Blank World" of my It's an 8-bit World Comicverse. Here all the characters, past, present, and future can interact and do crazy, random, and all-together odd things for your own entertainment.

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October 21st, 2015, 11:19 am

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Reply HeavyArms_Spriter, October 21st, 2015, 11:24 am

@Nick Cypher The Flames: Maybe its because people actually have lives and focusing more towards it, but then again this is probably all for attention and I'm just feeding you that.

Reply Mastermind9, October 21st, 2015, 11:27 am

@HeavyArms_Spriter: I can agree with you that people have lives, and that those obviously have greater importance than this. However, there is nothing stopping them from commenting a couple of days later, especially if its the latest comic.

The argument could also be proven invalid by a scenario such as someone posts a comic and gets no comments. 2 hours later, a different person posts a comic and people comment within minutes of that one. Days later, the person that initially posted still has no comments on their page, but people are still posting comments on the page of the second person

Reply HeavyArms_Spriter, October 21st, 2015, 11:31 am

@Mastermind9: Well I mean its only free will that they don't wanna comment, That or they legit have nothing to say towards whats going on.

I mean I understand people want comments but going about it this way was all wrong and could have been handled a little bit better then this.

Reply Mastermind9, October 21st, 2015, 11:39 am

@HeavyArms_Spriter: I suppose you are right about the free will, especially in regard towards if it involves them or not. But there are situations where what if it involves their character in some way? I would have thought they would comment in some way.

And this way was, indeed, not the best way the matter could have been approached. Personally I would have gone with a more calm response to it, but I can see why the matter could draw such a response. There have been at times when I feel like I am just outright ignored here, and it is quite aggravating. Would it not irritate you if you felt like no matter what you did you were ignored by others?

Also in his comment, he states that this is only to draw attention to the matter. That he wrote this from the point of one of his characters, but that he does believe the matter needed to be brought up in general

Reply Punchy, October 21st, 2015, 7:55 pm

This is a massive overreaction to absolutely nothing. You're throwing a fit at people for not doing anything.

I don't comment because most of the time the pages have nothing to do with me and usually I don't leave comments on SJ anyways.

Hell, this comic is dead 75% of the time, and usually only comes back because of groups of friends making storylines or plots. Most of which are usually open to anybody. Complaining about lack of comments and interaction between authors is ridiculous. That's like trying to force people to be friends.

If you get discouraged because people aren't commenting on your comic, you should not be making comics. You should be making comics for your own enjoyment, first and foremost. Not for others. Having others comment is just a side-effect. I have been making comics for Blank World for almost three years now, and I honestly couldn't give less of a damn about whether or not people comment on my stuff. I make stuff FOR MYSELF. FOR MY ENTERTAINMENT. This should be a fun comic where people can do that.

Not everyone has to be BFFsies, and this post certainly doesn't make me feel like I want to go out and make new friends, especially if they're going to throw a tantrum over people's individual thoughts and personalities not matching their own.

Reply HeavyArms_Spriter, October 21st, 2015, 7:59 pm

@Punchy: This guy gets it, Well said.

Reply Mastermind9, October 21st, 2015, 8:49 pm

@Punchy: It's true indeed that making comics is about the enjoyment of it. But can someone enjoy it while feeling like no one is even reading it, and enjoying what they made? And its not just about the comments, there have been times when some people are outright ignored by others even though they are right there. It happened before with a former author, Lighting, who felt like he was ignored so he left.

No, not everyone has to be "BFFsies" and I agree with you 100% on that. I wouldn't be surprised if some people here just outright disliked/hated some others here, people are different. No one should force anyone else to be friends here. But lets try to at least show each other some respect, and at least acknowledge one another.

It literally says in the page "we cannot be an artistic, thriving community if we do not encourage others to get better and help them" so how can we do this if we don't acknowledge each other more often? It feels to me that only 5 people, at most, even acknowledge me for anything beyond changing the buttons or banner. That isn't very encouraging, and doesn't make me feel like my comics are worth making if no one but me is enjoying them.

So really, is it that unreasonable a request to at least take the extra few seconds to acknowledge when others are involved, or something is happening that also may affect others, and not outright ignore them? Or is that asking too much?

Reply Nick Cypher The Flames, October 21st, 2015, 9:09 pm

@Mastermind9: And to add on what said, Some people get enjoyment from people reading and ACKNOWLEDGING their work... This is literally something that's MY problem... I get enjoyment from acknowledgement, not from just doing the thing...

And as Mastermind9 said, the thing isn't saying to "BE FRIENDS AND AND ALL THAT SHIT BECAUSE YOU'RE PART OF THE COMIC!", but it's disrespectful when people put in work and consistently get NO acknowledgement AT ALL WHATSOEVER...

I have nothing to add to third part of what Mastermind9 said, he worded it well enough, it's literally the exact reason WHY it's so hard for me to bring myself to make comics for this comic is because for every 8 comics I make only ONE OF THEM ever gets acknowledged, and that's when I was trying to post once every week and a half unless I had to post sooner.

Reply Punchy, October 21st, 2015, 10:03 pm

@Mastermind9: don't you just hate it when you accidentally lose a long comment

Anyways, my original comment was along the lines of this:

I agree with you completely. I acknowledge that some people do want to be talked to and acknowledged, especially in comics (I'll make a separate comment about that.) However, that's a very improbable thing to happen.

The comic has fluctuations in activeness. There are some points where people upload comics like no tomorrow, and then there are long dead patches. The long dead patches are mostly responsible for the lack of comments. That's the way I see it. Lack of acknowledgement in comics can be for a number of reasons.

Personally, I'm too damn lazy and don't ever comment on SJ comics to begin with just because I don't feel like it. My own faults, but that's how I am with a lot of things. But people might have their own reasons for not commenting or spreading growth and creativity. I dunno, I am not those people so I can't speak for them.

tl;dr I earnestly agree with you. However, this is definitely not a good way to convey that message (which I know you've already stated your opinion on).

Reply Punchy, October 21st, 2015, 10:16 pm

In contrast, I think actually having your characters/plots acknowledged comes down to a few different things.

Right off the bat, I'd say if your comics are centered around your characters, you won't get acknowledged. At all. Fact of life. People won't care about your stuff most likely because it doesn't relate to them in any way. Sorry if it sounds blunt but that's a fact I've seen from being around here.

Second of all, acknowledgement all stems from, and this is important, how much you interact with other authors. There is a damn good reason why it seems like there's "groups" in this comic. It's because those groups talk outside of the comic and plan stuff together. Those people are not going to go out of their way to talk to or acknowledge someone's comic who has never tried interacting with them in comic, or outside of the comic.

A good example of this is me and Alienoid. We're friends now because he went out of his way to interact with me when I first started out here. I became pals with Aqua this way too (also through joining LBFR but that's unrelated.)

Also as an explanation as to why some characters are completely ignored during big story arcs that are open to everyone: a lot of the time, the characters are shoved into the situation, and the creators of the story arc don't want that character doing a specific thing. Maybe it's because they planned out a specific outcome for the story arc, and the forced character is screwing that over, meaning the author is going to ignore that entire situation. It ain't right, but I mean, can you blame them?

That's a problem with all author comics, and one that can't be amended unless there's talking ahead of time about said story arc.

I mean honestly that can also be generalized with whether or not you're trying to force yourself down someone else's throat. Can lead to some tension and bad relationships.

Those are my thoughts and reasoning as to why there's problems with comic acknowledgements. Feel free to disagree but I think I've made a convincing case.

Reply Punchy, October 21st, 2015, 10:20 pm

At the end of the day this is an 8-bit, multi-author sprite comic that shouldn't be causing arguments (no matter how many I am directly responsible for), and exists as a place for people to have a good time.

Also, change the comic picture to something else, newcomers who see this comic might be off put by the harsh tone of it. Just change it to 8-bit puppies or something, I dunno.

Reply Mastermind9, October 21st, 2015, 10:58 pm

@Punchy: You raise some good points, especially regarding interacting with each other more. Everyone that has commented thus far has brought up good points and their own views, so overall I think it was still good that this matter was brought up in the first place.

And yes, we need some 8-bit puppies in here

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