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Re: Writing Challenge - UNRESOLVED

Posted: Sat Dec 30, 2017 2:02 pm
by Poecat
Katney wrote:RazDumbfounded Holy Toast, did you sleep at all since the polls closed?!! And taking care of two sick babies (yes, I'm counting your hubby ^^) on top of that? You're a machine, woman!

It's certainly a pleasant surprise that the runner-ups got their pieces inked, and everyone else got sketches. And so well detailed! It's amazing, babe. ... ... ... Nee, Cait, someone, get to work on a clapping smilie, please. XDDD

I didn’t sleep much at all the last few nights. I’ve been going to bed between 3 and 4 am... then getting up again at 7am. BUT last night I went to bed early and got caught up on sleep XD

The sick ones are finally better. Ally Kat had her last dose of medicine yesterday.

Re: Writing Challenge - UNRESOLVED

Posted: Sat Dec 30, 2017 4:26 pm
by marklungo
These pics are all really awesome, Poecat! And I see a common theme in the illustrations for "A Prophecy Reclaimed" and "An Ally on the Outside". Don't get on Callie's bad side--or her ancestor's. CallieKissIcon2

Re: Writing Challenge - UNRESOLVED

Posted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 3:26 pm
by Ty-Chou
Amazing, PoeCat! You got so much done! I absolutely loved all the pictures. It was a feast for my eyes! And thank you especially for mine. It looks great! They all look great. Thank you!

Re: Writing Challenge - UNRESOLVED

Posted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:26 am
by MoDaD
Ty-Chou wrote:It's been about five years since I wrote a Swat Kats fanfic, and a good many years more since the one before that.

Well, I don’t think you’ve missed a beat MadkatUpIcon

I really enjoyed this story as it teased the notion of the SWAT Kats’ initial motivations being less than altruistic in their pursuit of… not quite revenge, but definitely some kind of comeuppance in those they view as having wronged them.

I really appreciate the characters' use of their own internal logic to justify their actions, particularly this line:

This was all the hangar's fault. Without the hanger, there would be no place to build the jet. It was the fault of the salvage yard. Without it, there would be nothing to build the jet with. It was Feral's fault.
The characters, Jake in particular, are portrayed with a great deal of nuance and deliberate imperfection, which made this a nice little read. And, the explanation of the “unresolved” elements, including their design choices was a fun back-and-forth. Even Feral gets his moment in this story, which was a nice peak into an event that was no doubt viewed differently by those involved.

The idea you present of them being motivated to become vigilantes over a sense of vindication, and then through time, experience and maturity, transitioning that into a sense of duty was a great theme to explore (and is coincidentally pretty much how I view those two).

A lot of the motif and tones present in Masks seem to carry over into this particular work, and I can’t help but wonder if perhaps you see this as an introduction to the continuity of your series?

Will be posting feedback to other stories, too.