Seems Tom Siddell, creator of Gunnerkrigg court is severely depressed and, thanks in no small part to recent overblown tumblr and twitter related shitstorms, had a particular low point this week. He expressed some doubt at the idea he could even continue with his life let alone the comic.
So, if there was any time to show support for Gunnerkrigg court and Tom Siddell- in terms of buying stuff you’ve been thinking about getting for a while or just plain showing your love for the comic, it’s now. Yeah, that’s not going to fix severe depression, but it could at least show that this horrible mess is hopefully a brief blip in the radar that will quickly fade. And give him some assurance that this negative publicity is not going to make his comic suddenly not viable or poisoned long term.
Additionally it needs to be noted that Tom does not want folks attacking those who attacked him in defence of him. He closed threads over this on his own forum because this bothers him. Whether or not you agree his feeling is that he messed up and he does not want excuses to be made for him or anger to be directed at others on his behalf.
Send positivity his way, and donate if you can, but do not spread more negativity over this- that’s not what he wants.
Petition to sit down all the people who make coma theories about Adventure Time and tell them “listen, this fucking show is about the last human living in a post-apocalyptic world where deadly magic has been reawakened following a global thermonuclear war that wiped out the rest of the human species, how much fucking darker do you want it to be”
Even though I thought my first Creative Writing professor was kind of a douche, he made a good point about this. One of our first assignments was to write in this eerie, otherworldly style (we were mimicking a specific author whose name escapes me), so we had to write about eerie otherworldly things happening. It’s no exaggeration to say that more than half the class had a “big reveal” where we find out that the story’s strange events and themes are all in the mind of some person in an insane asylum, or someone having a drug trip.
My professor said something like, “you just successfully wrote a world that feels separate from our own, but got frightened last minute and shoe-horned in normalcy. You showed that you were afraid to commit to something different and interesting.” Though I’m typically a contrarian and a piece of garbage, I am inclined to agree with my professor. I feel like people who write coma theories and the like are afraid to accept that the world of the story is separate from our own. They like everything wrapped up in this crazy little realism box where nothing out of the ordinary happens in fiction.
you win the Best Addition to a Post prize
Thank you :)
Honestly you couldn’t go wrong with just showing them the first two episodes. Gem Glow does a good job of introducing the main characters and their relationships, and Laser Light Cannon establishes the major themes that run throughout the entirety of the show
be skeptical of writing guides that say “said is dead” bc tbh if you start using shit like wondered or remarked or gasped etc every time you want to indicate dialogue ur story might start to look like a right mess after a while