Friday, February 5, 2010

Looking back

Ugh, read through the archives again. I am suddenly very glad that I got better, even if it's only a little bit. I kinda forgot why I started Cat Nine in the first place, aside from telling a story, I wanted to get better. I knew patience and perseverance(cough) will pay off in the end, even if there's still a lot of things I need to learn.

My head hurts now though.

(too long didn't read part ahead, go ahead or don't.)

9 things to mention:

1. This will always be my worst drawing of Keith, EVER. Everytime I look at this gives me a...*shudder* o_O and reminds me of Weegee somehow... heh, Weekeith. Srsly, do not look into his eyes.

2. Had fun playing around with this again, too bad the file got lost when the hard drive suddenly went kaput. And even if it didn't get lost, I don't think I still could have finished it cause I go like moaaan because of working on it. Things don't tend to last long when I do it when I felt like doing it. Sad. I *might* make a new one though when the story moves at last and they're finally in the mall. I'm still gonna put that as a maybe until then.

3. Made a lot of mistakes with writing, aside from the crappy art that is. I really don't know why Keith suddenly has the idea to use a mirror, or Tammy suddenly standing up. This one of the reasons why I have a headache now and keep shouting "WHY THE HELL DID I DO THAT" and "THIS IS CRAP". Which is why it leads to...

4. Cat Nine fans. Seriously folks, I am still confused as to why I have fans. I mean, "THEY READ THIS, THEY LIKE THIS, WTF?"
Oh yeah sure, the first time somebody said they liked it I was like "WOW someone likes it!". Now that it has worn of... :| Maybe I'm just selling myself short like someone said, I dunno. At least fame wouldn't get into my head. :D
But yeah, I am glad people like it, somehow, even how mind boggling it is.
Thanks everyone. ^^

5. Yes, Myan is cute.

6. I hate drawing people crossing their arms now. Yes I did get a bit better drawing them, but still... Heh, you could say that's the only reason Keith put Myan down.

7. Apparently, sleighs have runners(?), those things underneath that makes it move. Sorry, I have no experience of snow here in tropical Philippines, and so far I've only gone to other countries who lack snow. Is snow that great anyway?

8. I really need to update more to catch up. I should do at least 48 comics a year, 4 comics a month, and we're only around 55 right now. And it's almost the 2nd anniversary of Cat Nine. That means I should already have done around 96 comics now, yikes! Yeah, some of the comics are animated, but I don't know how much they're worth. -_- I think some of them are worth 2 so I should be around 60-ish. *sigh* why am I so lazy? :(

9. I might get a pet cat after this semester, and I think it's cheesy to name it Myan. Any suggestions? :meow: No "Prickly Paws", or something like that. Myan would hate that.


10(TEN hah). Myan. Why did I name her Myan? I HAVE NO IDEA. :D :D :D
I don't think anyone uses Myan as a name for anybody or anything, even around here. See, "Myan" came from a sketch of a catgirl from long ago, and I was having trouble on what to name her. Probably thought Myan came close to "meow". I was young then @_@.  But yeah, it does kinda fit when she IS a catgirl first, but the problem is she IS a cat first, and someone named her, so yeah... and it's pronounced Miyan. Not Mayan, Meyan, Moyan, Muyan or Megan(someone emailed saying how cute "Megan" is o_O).

Alright, I'm done now.
Did you read all of this? OMG you must be reeeaaaalllly bored, a diehard *fan* or just trying not to be rude. lol


Blogger Tropylium said...

Re: 4:
IME fans of new webcomics (at least in the "did you read this"? sense) fall into two groups:
-completely new to webcomics (I've yet to figure out how they find any comics to begin with…)
-advanced webcomic addicts. It's always nice to find a new webcomic that isn't complete crud, or better yet, does something out of the ordinary. Like your flash interludes. I can also think of quite a few big names whose art started out worse than yours :)

Re: 7: sno can be pretty cool.
(Pun intended.)

Re: 8: "Myan" is perfecly pronouncable as a single syllable too.

February 18, 2010 at 8:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi. I found the link to this webcomic from an imageboard. I must say,I'm really happy I found this site. I love cute tales, and catgirls. I also had an idea of a found kitten, and such, but I never had the time, to make it a comic (or manga), and put it on the web.
I isntantly became a fan, so please keep countinuing the story.

February 25, 2010 at 4:38 PM  
Anonymous Wolf Seril said...

When you're reading a comic, you pay more attention to the story than to the art or writing. If you have likable characters you will have readers. You still have time to improve. Let me point you to Compare the first comic with the most recent comic. Yeah. His art was absolutely atrocious, and the writing wasn't great either, and now he makes a living off of the comic. So stick with it. You don't know what will happen.

March 14, 2010 at 2:43 AM  
Blogger LazyLoneWolf said...

Thanks for the comments, now I feel a lot confident now :D

March 14, 2010 at 7:13 PM  
Blogger Midnight Quill said...

I have read many comics, and this one (though some of it rather cliche) is not extremely bad. Artwork is one of the things that is most often criticized, but it is a new comic and more mature readers usually forgive it. We like seeing the improvement over time. The story telling has also improved (since the general story is still unknown). I say good luck, but don't get a big head like many "professional" comic artists out there.

March 15, 2010 at 12:40 PM  
Blogger LazyLoneWolf said...

Don't worry, I'm not the type of person who goes "IN YOUR FACE!!"

March 15, 2010 at 6:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The cat needs a name befitting that cat. You can't decide on the name before you see the cat, just like you can't decide whether a newly discovered animal is a fish or a reptile or a flatworm or a mollusk based on throwing a dart at the board, you examine the animal first and then decide intelligently. Whether you name the cat Troubles, Smokey, Squeak, Sparta, Snuggles or Periwinkle Poppyknockles Snooterson III must be decided after you meet the cat.

Casual observation - I don't know how much time and effort goes into the ANIMATED video/short loop flash releases, but if it's anything like five or ten times as much as the still frames, I think everyone would probably rather get non-animated releases if it meant having 5 or 10 times more of them. I just went through your 2 years work in like an hour.

I also get the impression that the story is (or should be) winding to a close. I'm sure there are many avid fans out there who would get upset at such a suggestion, but there is nothing worse than a webcomic that terminates in the end of a story arc or the middle of a sentence because the author just loses interest. If you want to keep it going for many more years, you can always create a completely new story arc.

July 13, 2010 at 10:35 AM  

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