Chapter 8.13-- Important Skills

posted 21st Aug 2020, 11:56 AM

Chapter 8.13-- Important Skills

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Please vote on TWC for an important look into Keymen's past!

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21st Aug 2020, 11:56 AM

HeSerpenty

Thank goodness SOMEone's gonna get this sorted out! X"D

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HEY guys! Boy did I miss posting. Sorry about that sudden break: I was out of town, way behind on things, and just plain needed it. But that was just the refreshment I needed to get reinspired again...and I'm really excited to continue regular updates! Next page already almost sketched out!

I have an opinion poll I want to run by you guys! I want to start remaking old pages but when I do that I'm considering a pretty major, and yet not major, change. A TITLE change. I wanna keep the "SoO"...but I just don't know if I want it to be "Serpents of Old" anymore. The story and characters are all the same....just updated, improved writing. Y'all won't be surprised by anything... just hopefully happy. Haha cuz it will be better :P. Ideally.

ANYway! I'd be very grateful if you Gave me your opinion!

Thanks so much!!!

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21st Aug 2020, 12:30 PM

ShaRose49

Aww! <3

I can relate to Keymen in a way, I’ e helped my brother learn that stuff which was challenging but rewarding too

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21st Aug 2020, 4:27 PM

HeSerpenty

Aw yea that's good of you! It iS such an important skill <33

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21st Aug 2020, 1:00 PM

MST3KFan

Keyman would be that teacher...the one who you get annoyed by, but learn over time they really were trying to help you learn, and then appreciate it later in life.

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21st Aug 2020, 4:28 PM

HeSerpenty

Haha that's very accurate! Keymen's not above making fun of you or calling out your terrible work buuut he's also the one who'd be willing to put in the extra hours to help you out <3

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view megados's profile

21st Aug 2020, 1:41 PM

megados

Keymen is good to want to help, instead of just letting Hizzy struggle. It'll be a lot better for him in the long run!

Title change huh? Hmm, do you have something in mind? If you want to keep initials, SoO it seems like you're thinking of something. I could be wrong.

Glad your little pause helped your mood! :D

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21st Aug 2020, 4:31 PM

HeSerpenty

Very true! GOOD education is so very important!

Yeea haha....well I don't know, I wish I would've done this WAY sooner. I know it's kinda lame to have a story called one thing for ever 7 years and then change it. But i mean...it's just a title right? And since I am sincere about wanting to get this printed hardcover some day...I wanna feel good about ALL of it. I feel like I have to explain it too much. Not to mention.... when I google search "Serpents of Old" outta curiosity a bunch of things I hate come up XD. I want a title that matches my story and characters better X"D. I'm toying around with some things!

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21st Aug 2020, 7:42 PM

megados

Okay so, I did what you did and googled it. There was a variety of results, some of them were this story. FWIW, my vote was that it's the story that matters. It makes more of a challenge to come up with something that keeps the SoO initials. That's why I guessed you might already have something in mind. The main thing, of course, is that you're happy with your work overall, so if you're not satisfied with the Title, best to remedy it sooner rather than later. :)

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21st Aug 2020, 8:50 PM

HeSerpenty

Thank you for the feedback! Truth is I was always kinda "eeh" on the title... but you know how it is when you just get used to something XD. Now that I reeally really wanna get serious on making this a professional thing, and planning to update the site and the old pages and writing....I think it's just extra strong in me these days :P

I really appreciate all the time you take to give me feedback! <3

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21st Aug 2020, 5:26 PM

The Accidental Ninja

Keiymen's faces on this page are just amazing xD
(poor Hiz *pats him on head*)
Keymen has officially achieved Dad status now though (I mean he already was, but now he is even more so xD)

re A/N: I'm glad you had a chance to take a break and get motivated again! :D As for the title change, I say if you feel it's right and necessary, go for it. Do what's best for your story :D

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21st Aug 2020, 8:54 PM

HeSerpenty

Haha thanks so much! I think Keymen is the funnest character to write, hardest character to draw properly X"D.
But yees <333.... I'm really excited to finally develop their relationship more and more cuz it's always been very special to me <3

Thanks for the feedback! I'm really leaning towards it

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21st Aug 2020, 11:19 PM

DLKmusic

Keyman, I said that 3 pages ago! YOU'RE LATE TO THE PARTY!!!!!

Something else that's been bugging me, was debating on mentioning it last page. Both Killion and Bet have issues that would make it difficult (to say the least) to find work anywhere else in a pre-tech society, and yet here both of them are in the Archives, working for Daggot. Perhaps there's more to Daggot than what we have been giving him credit for?

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Lastly regarding the name change, I'm hesitant to vote on your straw poll until I have an idea of what alternative titles you might have in mind, and to be honest, I don't know what else you could call it that might fit your story better, especially with SoO for initials.

The Title IS important... The story is the steak, but the title is the sizzle.

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22nd Aug 2020, 11:08 AM

HeSerpenty

Haha he's a squirmy, wormy, annoying little man on the surface, but deep down he's got a good heart! It probably has nothing to do with the fact that Kilion or bet would never really challenge him--- Kilion cuz he's too nice and meek and Bet because she don't care LOL. Could you imagine someone like....Hizruk or Simian or somethin havin' a boss like Daggot? haha IT TAKES A SPECIAL SORT OF PERSON XDD

Aw yea I understand that thinking for sure! I always go back and forth. Maybe when I narrow down my options I'll make a new poll---I really do care about what y'all think!

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22nd Aug 2020, 9:36 PM

DLKmusic

ok, now you have got me thinking about what kind of boss would tolerate Simian for more than 5 minutes...

I got nothin....

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22nd Aug 2020, 10:25 PM

HeSerpenty

LOL Simian is a great disappointment to his parents xDD

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22nd Aug 2020, 2:31 AM

argylefox

It always amuses me when someone is so apologetic about having delayed posting for a comic they are doing ENTIRELY FOR FREE!

You are master of your audience! Lord it over them!

And if you're taking suggestions for a new title my suggestion is 'Snek-people'.

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22nd Aug 2020, 11:05 AM

HeSerpenty

Haha you're riiiight...... I don't know why I feel the need to grovel and apologize---everyone else is way more understanding than I am!
I'm a nice audience-master! I WANT THEM TO STAAAAY lolol

That's an excellent suggestion, I will drop it in the hat! haha

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22nd Aug 2020, 4:59 AM

Alicia

First Keymen makes noise in the library, then he litters in it? He's gonna be kicked out in no time at all, haha!

But it's good of Keymen to teach him this. I suspect Hizruk can learn a LOT of things from him. (Not proper library etiquette, however.)

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22nd Aug 2020, 11:03 AM

HeSerpenty

LOL true true--- so much for trying to keep it down! XD Not while Keymen's in da house :P

And yess <3...finally Hizruk is getting the mentor he needs!

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22nd Aug 2020, 12:35 PM

abyssdoor

Excuse me while I fanboy over how easily he draws straight lines without a ruler.

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22nd Aug 2020, 12:38 PM

HeSerpenty

Lolol he's a man of a many talents xD

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22nd Aug 2020, 11:42 PM

Scia

Eeyup, it was about Hizruk's handwriting.

Speaking of which, DAT HANDWRITING. O.O Did he draw that practice sheet all up by hand?? WOW!!

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23rd Aug 2020, 12:11 AM

HeSerpenty

Hahaa yesss he did! He's probably done this many times X"D--- a man of many talents!

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3rd Sep 2020, 1:14 PM

Proxy170

So...I know I'm SUPER late to provide any input, but I think Serpents of Old is a great title...and I'll be sad if it goes...BUT I also know you could have an even BETTER title in mind, so I cautiously say that the title doesn't matter, it's the story :)

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4th Sep 2020, 3:39 PM

HeSerpenty

It's never late when it's feedback I care a lot about! I really appreciate the honest input--- I do care a lot about what my readers think, even though it's ultimately my project and decision. I have some ideas... but once I get some solid options maybe I'll make another poll to get some feedback <3

Thanks so much Proxy!

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