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stkbayfield, September 13th, 2013, 4:18 pm     Reply


Adrestia finally has a name. Only took 105 comics or 5 months and 2 weeks since the launch date.

Author note: There was a lot of debate before we launched the comic on whether we should rush the intro to get to the names because we didn't think it would be okay for us to have Curio and Adrestia unnamed for so long. There was talk of getting the entire pit intro done in 30 pages. We eventually decided that establishing the characters through showing them interacting and developing and drawing out the sequences was more important than "branding" them.

The result is that Adrestia is the most popular character in the Livestreams and our Tumblr community.

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Toby Underwood (Guest), September 19th, 2013, 9:54 am     Reply

:3
I always prefer to pace things. So far it may have had a slow start, but at least I KNOW the characters. And that is MUCH more preferable than just rushing it for sake of people with a gnat's attention span.

Profpatsch, September 19th, 2013, 12:19 pm     Reply

Huzzah!
All hail our Queen!

Her name /does/ sound royal, doesn’t it?

sythiar (Guest), September 19th, 2013, 2:12 pm     Reply

Real names?
Will we ever get to know the real names of the two though?

Don Quixotes, September 19th, 2013, 11:20 pm     Reply


@sythiar: If we do, it will be while they suffer incredible pain from some dick mage abusing the knowledge.

burningtyger, September 21st, 2013, 12:22 am     Reply


@stkbayfield: Indeed, though you nearly slipped :P

sythiar (Guest), September 21st, 2013, 8:16 am     Reply

Real names.
So, as I understand it, in this universe it means to know your real name is to have power over you. Doesn't that mean that Billy is at a disadvantage?

stkbayfield, September 21st, 2013, 10:53 am     Reply


@sythiar: Yep. It was a matter of trading fame for safety. Billy made a choice... or Amical made one for him.

ElyssaJM, January 12th, 2014, 4:28 pm     Reply


I think it was interesting to watch the characters develop even if we didn't know their names. It also helps us to identify them by their personalities rather than just a name. I think you guys handled the build-up to the name reveals very well.
And it's interesting that Vengeful in particular refused to give the others her real name and Amical cut off before he said the whole thing. And what is Asia's true name if it isn't Asia? So many questions. So far, this entire comic has been brilliant.

ChibiSilverWings, January 13th, 2014, 1:55 am     Reply


@ElyssaJM: You're too sweet! I'm really pleased in general with how character development has changed due to the delay of their naming. I'm so very thrilled to hear I succeeded in making these characters distinguish themselves. I think that you guys already have a pretty good sense of who these characters are, even if you still have a lot to learn about them, and I'm so glad about that. To keep people guessing about some things, and to make characters that people and interested in, all of that makes me very happy. Thanks so much!