Issue 4 - Page 22

2nd Jun 2017, 6:00 PM in The Collector's Impulse
Issue 4 - Page 22
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Steven-Vincent 2nd Jun 2017, 6:00 PM edit delete
Steven-Vincent
Here's the interesting thing about the writing process. I began the LL vs. CH scene with just the premise -- a villain who collects capes trying to steal Abby's cape. I had no real plan other than that (and that I wanted it to be funny).

Over the course of the scene, the parts about him being retired and heroes not wearing capes anymore just came out. And then the part about codes vs. killing and how heroes have changed. As I wrote this ending sequence, I realized that the whole entire story was actually about how heroes have changed -- not about the theft of the cape.

It was not intentional -- I did not sit down to write it this way. It just kind of happened. Which I think is why it works -- if it does. If I had sat down to write a story about how heroes have changed, the whole thing would have probably fallen apart.

Hopefully I hit the right tone both here and before... but I leave it up to the readers to decide that.
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Fafhred 2nd Jun 2017, 6:20 PM edit delete reply
Fafhred
I expect someone is going to make the connection (maybe not immediately) between her vanishing from the classroom, and a nearby appearance of Liberty Lass xD

And no, an autograph is not going to cut it, if someone saw her leaving the classroom (which at this point is still possible and unknown to us).
Steven-Vincent 2nd Jun 2017, 6:27 PM edit delete reply
Steven-Vincent
There will be something about this in issue 5 so stay tuned.
chk 2nd Jun 2017, 6:22 PM edit delete reply
chk
Works for me.
jamie59 2nd Jun 2017, 7:00 PM edit delete reply
jamie59
Might want to try Photoshopping a picture with yourself.
Steven-Vincent 2nd Jun 2017, 7:49 PM edit delete reply
Steven-Vincent
Heh... the modern day equivalent of 'Superman robots.'
Comic Fan 4th Jun 2017, 1:38 AM edit delete reply
"It just came out that way" is often the best way.

Excellent storytelling on this one.
Steven-Vincent 4th Jun 2017, 7:36 AM edit delete reply
Steven-Vincent
Thanks. Glad you liked it.
Deoxy 9th Jun 2017, 10:01 AM edit delete reply
"As I wrote this ending sequence, I realized that the whole entire story was actually about how heroes have changed"

Yeah, they got more realistic. When someone is shooting an automatic weapon into a crowd, you stop them as fast as possible to have the lowest body count possible. If using potentially lethal force them is half a second faster (and it's usually much faster than that), THAT IS WHAT YOU DO, because that half second will produce a lot more than one dead body in the crowd.

That's being a BETTER hero, not a lesser one.
Steven-Vincent 9th Jun 2017, 3:53 PM edit delete reply
Steven-Vincent
You're entitled to your opinion. I don't share it.

What you are saying, is that the end justifies the means. I believe that the means matter more than the end.

Additionally, you proceed from the false assumption that the superhero world is meant to be reflective of reality. It never was, and I hold that the attempt to make superheroes more 'realistic' is misguided and has led to much less enjoyable stories. And that is why I do Liberty Lass.

However, you're certainly entitled to your opinion. I suspect, however, if you are looking for realism, that this is probably not the place to find it.
Centcomm 10th Jun 2017, 3:57 PM edit delete reply
Centcomm
interesting delemma .. if shes lieing to protect her identity inst that still lieing? or is there enough wiggle room to let her protect herself.

Great page
Steven-Vincent 10th Jun 2017, 9:40 PM edit delete reply
Steven-Vincent
Well you will have to see how she goes about it, I guess.
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