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You know how I said pages 111 to 122 would all be posted in one go on Valentine's day? I changed my mind. Between me and my sister cramming in the final recording sessions for our Fire Emblem Let's Play before I move out and my scumbag-skype-buddies dragging me off to binge on Borderlands 2, my work on the comic has been significantly delayed. So I'm gonna be posting at my usual rate of two pages a week each friday, starting today.
For the final confrontation, I wanted something that had the feel of being on the scale of Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann versus The Anti-Spiral Being, and evoked the imagery seen at the end of Persona 3: The Answer. Setting it in a part of outer space that had not yet been swallowed up by the big yawn seemed appropriate.
Fitting music: youtu.be/q_2r4-4ar48
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Nahmat negated the elements twice. The first time she shows up at the hospital, before the mane6 could use the elements she just tells them to stop it. When the containment was reversed the mane6 was bound, so they couldn't use the elements. Then when they actually used the elements against the villain it fails. When they recover and have a chance to help Celestia and Luna, they don't. The author doesn't like the elements. I also want to mention that Nahmat also bound Luna and Cadence too.
The entire twist with the dead sky DIDN'T strike me as a shocking revelation that made me rethink the entire setting with a terrible but logical secret, it strike as THE AUTHOR BASHING THE SETTING and going 'NYA NYA!' attacking the fantasy setting's geocentric solar system.
The mary sue and the villain sue (which is now, thanks to the cartoons, looks like a villain sue version of Tirek now that we have an official magic eater in the show), are the HEAVY tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php… of this story, but at the same time they are the greatest WEAKNESS of the entire story. All they ever did was draw me OUT OF the story.
Sorry for that rant there. I know there are plenty who love and praise this comic and are entertained by it and thus have a fuller day after reading it, but I'm not one of them. I just have poor impulse control that makes me finish reading any comic I start reading whether I like it or not.
No selling the Elements, The Stare, REVERSING a spell meant to hold her onto strongest magic user in the land, and think FREAKIN' BECOMING A ANTHRO (hinted to be her true form), and if RD did the Sonic Rainboom I KNOW she'd counter it somehow leaving RD the one smashed, or the whole reason I don't recall RD doing so is BECAUSE the author couldn't quite figure out a way to counter it.
It's a poorly used version of what happened in the Trial of Spider-Man issue several years ago in the comics, where Spider-Man is put on trial by Judas Traveller with Carnage as persecution and Kaine as defense, and Carnage proceeds to paint the worse possibly light on Peter Parker's life, until Spidy snaps and breaks his chains declaring he had had enough and that Carnage was twisting his life into something as awful as Carnage himself is.
Here, the Mary Sue has the 'I've had enough!' moment, that FOR THE WRITER is the embodiment of them giving the smack talk that the author feels the characters so richly deserve. But for those of with differing views on the characters and their actions, it comes across as high and mighty, judgement, AND BULLYING!!!
Rather like John Galt of Altas Shrugged.
Rather it feeling like a natural flow of events and the story: it comes across as something forcefully inserted into the world like the Villain Sue and Mary Sue themselves.
You don't hear the character speaking, you hear the author speaking, it draw you OUT OF the world rather than being drawn INTO the world.
This is often the same sort of reason I do not get things done.