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Author Topic: Damn You, Willis! (Dumbing of Age) PART 2  (Read 31776 times)

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Re: Damn You, Willis! (Dumbing of Age) PART 2
« Reply #400 on: 22 May 2020, 04:52 »


Today's strip...   :facepalm:

OKay... You know what... for the sake of everyone's sanity/nerves, I'll probably stop commenting on this particular story.

I'm getting annoyed at Willis for taking obvious short-cuts to move forward the drama of these scenes, while wasting time with strips entirely given over to (IMO) pointless introspection at a time of high drama. Let alone the sudden impossibilities of physical spaces, the frankly unbelievable reactions of the characters in their current dilemma, the overuse of exposition to "explain" what almost amounts to 'off screen' events in an attempt to explain them, and the hugely swithering bravery/cowardice/action/inaction of the characters. (And thats without even going into examples!)

I just can't suspend my disbelief to these extremes.

All of this is reading like a "first draft" to me and I'm finding it very frustrating because I KNOW he's a better writer than this.

So, yeah, to save you having to scroll past lengthy diatribe upon lengthy diatribe... I'll just skip this particular topic for the moment.

:)

Cheers.

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Re: Damn You, Willis! (Dumbing of Age) PART 2
« Reply #401 on: 22 May 2020, 07:57 »

FWIW, I agree with you on most of what you have written about the current storyline. I am disappointed by many oddities in character reactions (many almost impossible to find believable), physical space impossibilities, weird and nonbelievable story developments, etc.
Frankly rather disappointed with this story line so far, which is too bad since most of his storytelling is so good.
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Re: Damn You, Willis! (Dumbing of Age) PART 2
« Reply #402 on: Yesterday at 13:12 »

ruh roh
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Re: Damn You, Willis! (Dumbing of Age) PART 2
« Reply #403 on: Yesterday at 22:30 »

Any guess on who is coming? I'm guessing Sal, or the cops.
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