Important note: I've NEVER been good at explaining my opinion about stuff that mean something for me, nor about stuff that don't.
It won't be as "fluid" as some writing is (i'm gonna try my best though)... It will be somewhat random, as my thoughts usually are.
I'm just writing what I think at the moment and for the most part... I'm not sure of what I want to explain sometimes. :/
Ever seen a tv series, movie, comic that you really liked and suddenly it's over?
You've just seen the last episode and you KNOW that they ain't gonna make a sequel (becasue it would probably ruin it)... and then, don't you just feel empty?
Usually when you're in that position the cure is to start on something new, or continue with the other things you watch/read.
But to me... when I tried, the feeling got worse instead..
Last night I found this sprite comic called Kid Radd
, it's about a group of sprites who get ripped away from their game reality and dumped into the virtual world known as cyberspace/internet/whatever... The comic was made 2001 and finished in 2004.
I read through the whole thing that night, unable to pull myself away from it.
It was THAT good.
It might seem like the classical humor sprite comic at first, but as the story progresses the story and characters evolve and become something more.
But the most impressive feat, is that none of the sprites and backgrounds used are ripped from known games, they are all made from scratch (or heavy editing). There does however, appear a few recognizable sprites or two. And many of the games they visit are spinoffs of known games. But it just makes it even better in my opinion.
I really liked it, I really did. Because to me, it wasn't a comic, it was a story being told. The ending almost moved me to tears even.
As I went to bed that night, I began thinking about the sprite comic I wanted to make, the story that I wanted to tell..
It was a comic I've planned on making for YEARS but never had the courage to make.
But then I noticed it.
This comic is like the one I've dreamed of making.
I have a bunch of idéas for the sprite comic, but a lot of them are very similar to parts in this comic.
Even their concepts are almost the same.
Some of them are so frighteningly similar that if I ever were to make my own comic, It would feel like I'm ripping off this one.
But when I think about it, this comic is a lot better than the one I was hoping of doing anyway.
I'm very glad that I found this, but also a bit sad as it shows me what I COULD have made if I just had the damn courage.
So the questions I have to ask myself now..
Is it too late to make mine?
Do I even have the courage to make it?
"Ever seen the movie Tron?"
One day, I hope the last question will finally make sense..