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Kirby & Keeby: Partners In Time

January 4th, 2014, 3:48 pm

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Reply Ultimate Yoshi, January 4th, 2014, 3:48 pm

Read K&K: PiT here: http://kir-and-kee-pit.smackjeeves.com/


Next up: Kirby's Dream Adventure - The P.S.S.S. Strikes Back

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Reply Quirby64_:D, January 4th, 2014, 4:03 pm

@Ultimate Yoshi: *sigh*
I was almost expecting this. I don't even know how to digitally revamp.
rescan, here we go....
*pulls out pen*
EDIT : forget pens i'm just gonna revamp digitally. If i can find out how. DX

Reply BattleStarX, January 4th, 2014, 4:29 pm

@Quirby64_:D: There are many programs one can use to digitally enhance a scanned drawing. However, one mundane, non-digital way to do it is to "ink" the lines with a fine, black pen. You can usually find those at places like craft shops and what not. Sometimes, all something need is a nice clear line to make everything that much easier to see.

As for the text, you can always work that in on Microsoft Paint. Heck, I use that for my sprite comics all the time, much easier than Photoshop.

Or if you're feeling artsy and loaded with money, I recommend a pen-tablet, like the Bamboo Splash that I own. Drawing completely digitally will make everything smoother (once you get used to it,) and filling in colors on a program like paint will make everything brighter and easier to differentiate.

Reply Quirby64_:D, January 4th, 2014, 4:33 pm

@BattleStarX: I got a drawing tablet for Christmas this year, I should try it anyways. I never knew they were expensive. I'm one of the few kids on SJ that makes comics from all I know. >.<
Thanks for the tips UY and BSX . :)

Reply GabrielsThoughts, January 4th, 2014, 5:20 pm

Shared ignorance and blind faith... I'm just going to go out on a limb here and assume this was an experimental comic.

After all, if people were being provided the knowledge and tools they needed to be self sufficient, there wouldn't be a need for education and work training programs.

And then, there are human resources people who often turn away competent employees because they are either afraid they'll leave or because clearly don't have access to the latest technological knowledge. Of course the actual excuse they'll use is that these people don't have the same morals and work ethic as I do, therefore they're just no darn good.

Training isn't an option for the ignorant because these people are are supposedly so far behind the rest of humanity they haven't reached the summit of survival.

Without the tools they need they are very often considered no different than cave men.

On that note, if it is completely hand drawn, then chances are they don't have access to photoshop software or otherwise similar programs like paint, gimp, or manga studio. Not that it matters, as illustration is a skill that requires training and practice as well.

The location and time stamp could very well indicate the amount of time and effort dedicated to each panel. I could see making that image of kirby and his bedroom in under ten seconds. But, without a background and landscape how would we know where he was? he could just as easily be imprisoned by the nefarious "Dr. Robotnik."

As for digital text, cut and paste really isn't an option without the layering process. And, as we all know, what a chore that can be without "rasterized" or "vectorized" text. That would be like making the pilot for South Park with cardboard and paste, when what you really need is construction paper and tape.

Incidentally, most texts are based on hand drawn or hand carved variants that existed long before typography and printing took hold in the 15th century. Just be honest and say: "this hand writing looks like chicken scratch. Furthermore, I have it on good authority the police are now sampling it against known serial killers to see if they can find a match."

I've seen some really imressive work with colored pencils, watercolors, and marker pens, this is the work of a child and it should be treated as such.... Therefore we need to get everyone we can to print up samples of this work and hang it on refrigerators everywhere. Like the 'hang in there kitty' reporting to General Washington, we need to do it, and do it "nyow!"

The lack of editing clearly indicates the presence of a perfectionist doing a self shaming exercise. If misery is indeed the gap between what you have and what you want, then this comic is the pinnacle of avarice. After all, misery is the best coping mechanism for frustration and what better way to share your frustration than through misery. I'm sure those Colombine children and Adam Lanza felt the same way. This comic is an expression of one of the six unmet needs for survival. Because, clearly, it was made made as a tragic response to some equally disturbing social injustice, and a tragedy on the scale of the Chowchilla bus hijacking or Littleton massacre could have been avoided had the boys involved had the strength to collaborate on a comic such as this.

As long as such a comic wasn't constructed to justify murder, theft, adultery, greed, poverty, idol worship, separatism of any stripe, lends unconditional high regard to values such as honor, duty, and loyalty above all else including justice, or intentionally makes authority the object of ridicule and humiliation. Then, and only then might such a comic be seen as a genuine problem along the lines of Brian Dickus of Nazareth. Otherwise, the creator could become so dangerous he might decide to rob a bank and save a puppy at the same time.

If I were judging it based on merit I'd at least give them an extra star and a "tird." bringing the comic to 2.8 stars out of 10. Only because Quirby64_:D has exceptional coping skills and hasn't gone on a omnicidal rampage. Not that he could ever reach that level of apotheosis through self actualization. Given his present circumstances have prevented him from reaching the plateau of survival for want of a nail. Which requires Love, belonging, power, influence, the freedom to make choices, and personal mastery and enjoyment. I'm sure once these needs have been fulfilled or compensated for Quirby will be successful no matter what he does.

Reply Jarkes, January 4th, 2014, 7:31 pm

@GabrielsThoughts: You started out with a reasonable analysis of why the comic had the flaws it did... then you got into some weird tangent about misery and choices.

...I think you might have issues. Then again, I read your entire philosophical... rant... thing, so maybe I'm the one with issues.

(Also, Ulti, I am REALLY, REALLY sorry. It's my fault that this guy has decided to grace you with his presence)

Reply Lugbzurg, January 4th, 2014, 8:54 pm

Arsheef Moowang Kohllbleg Doogading Ngeeiwrang Coldag doobapt Daggadah!

@Quirby64_:D: I would recommend you use GIMP on your comics after you scan them. That's what I use for my own comics and other digital imagery.
http://www.gimp.org/

Reply GabrielsThoughts, January 4th, 2014, 10:48 pm

@Jarkes:

Was there anything you didn't like or found particularly confusing?

I'm an open book, I genuinely like the idea of someone taking an interest in my point of view, with the curiosity to learn more and find out more about what I'm talking about...

I know it appears at first that I go off into weird and wild tangents. But, I genuinely have no ill intentions or want to mislead you in any way. For instance, I am a project unto myself. I'm really interested in art as as a form of interpersonal and intrapersonal therapy. I'm currently in the process of developing a role playing game, workbook, and comic series that will lead to genuine self actualization. It will be something along the lines of David Hutchens book series, and not as reliant on sublimation and deception as Friendship is Magic.

Also, there's no need to apologize on my behalf. I appreciate the gesture, but I'll be the first to admit that like playing games and being a butt head.

I liked the idea of a third of a star, so I used it. And, since children's stories, and movies by fledgeling autuer's, always get an extra star because of effort, I figured what's the harm.

There are 20 (or more) human needs and Survival is the bottom rung on the foundation of the ladder/pyramid to self-actualization. The final step on a hero's journey is apotheosis or becoming one with God. I'm 30 years old. Based on the fact that so many haven't even fulfilled all the needs for the first rung is sad, especially in the United States of America, and then you have a system that reinforces the victimization of a multitude. Being ignorant and innocent is the same as being unable to fulfill your potential for want of a nail.

Not only that, one has to contend with the hammers, reapers, and balance keepers, gatekeepers, equalizers, and key masters on a daily basis. I might as well let children become aware of what they're facing before they've reached the starting line.

Not only was information witheld from me, I was actively sabotaged by people who genuinely believed they were preventing some spectacular change from occurring. So, I figured I owed it to myself, and God, to change the world for the better the only way I know how. It takes effort, planning, and something more substantial than luck. I'm not seeking revenge for the wrong and hurt that was done to me, I want justice.

Reply Redkirby (Guest), January 5th, 2014, 12:04 am

@GabrielsThoughts: For what it's worth, I find your comments interesting.

Reply Quirby64_:D, January 5th, 2014, 12:08 pm

@Lugbzurg: that's what i use.

Reply Quirby64_:D, January 5th, 2014, 12:09 pm

@GabrielsThoughts: Dude. I'm 11.
I don't get barely any of this XD

Reply GabrielsThoughts, January 5th, 2014, 12:33 pm

@Quirby64_:D:

If your looking for pure entertainment, and you like books, read the works of James Thurber. He wrote fractured fairy tails, and the secret world of Walter Mitty was based on one of his stories. Plus, his bad art collection is almost as famous a Johnan Vazquez and Charles Addams.

Additionally, Thurber has a series of youtube videos dedicated to him so you don't actually have to read anything.

Reply Fighter Dee, January 5th, 2014, 12:44 pm

@Jarkes: Me too. I thought there could be something usefull in there.

Reply Advertisement, January 5th, 2014, 12:55 pm

@GabrielsThoughts:

holy fuck this is a kirby webcomic on the internet, not shakesperian literature that should have essays written about it

Reply Redkirby (Guest), January 5th, 2014, 1:44 pm

@Quirby64_:D: You're 11? I thought you were 13 or something.

Reply Quirby64_:D, January 5th, 2014, 1:52 pm

@Redkirby: what? no.I'm 11 so yes.
>.<

Reply Jarkes, January 5th, 2014, 2:08 pm

@Advertisement: That's just how he rolls. I've encountered him several times on another webcomic, so I'm used to it.

Reply Advertisement, January 5th, 2014, 2:57 pm

He rolls by going off into random irrelevant tangents? Frankly I wouldn't be surprised if his random ramblings are big jokes.

the internet is full of weirdos I tell ya

Reply Redkirby (Guest), January 5th, 2014, 5:43 pm

@Advertisement: No, he roles by finding random web comics and then going off into seemingly random and irrelevant tangents. You forgot the first part.

Reply Zocky, January 5th, 2014, 8:23 pm

@Quirby64_:D: Eleven? You might be a little too young for this site, kid.

...But then again, you are taking the negative criticism of your work a lot better then a lot of the people on here do. (Or at least better then Wolfry)

So I guess you're more mature-minded then most....go figure.

Reply Luigi_96, January 5th, 2014, 10:17 pm

@Zocky: I'm not sure there's an age limit. I know you can't have profile information until you're 13, but really, I think a lot of authors start around 11 or 12. I started making (not posting thankfully) comics around that age.

Reply Quirby64_:D, January 5th, 2014, 11:01 pm

@Luigi_96: how old are you now? curious ^^'

Reply Quirby64_:D, January 5th, 2014, 11:05 pm

@Zocky: Well, you should keep in mind that this is all Ulti's opinion, not the SJ communities'. And I have to agree with him, the text looks horrible this way. In the unscanned originals, it's much easier to read. *mario nod*
But I'm glad to hear that he likes the plot. *mario nod AGAIN*

Reply Redkirby (Guest), January 5th, 2014, 11:08 pm

@Quirby64_:D: He's 17. It says so on his profile.

Reply Zocky, January 5th, 2014, 11:27 pm

@Luigi_96: I didn't say Smack Jeeves had an age limit.

Just that, given the amount of mature and adult-oriented comics, it's obviously not a website intended for younger children.

Reply Quirby64_:D, January 6th, 2014, 11:28 am

@Redkirby: *el gaspo*
never knew that. XD

Reply Neon-J, January 6th, 2014, 11:46 am

@Luigi_96: Heh, I remember all the comic stuff I made when I was younger (And half of it's still on this PC, geesh)

I HAVE been meaning to make at least SOME type of comic.. though I just know I'll end up not updating it after a while :T I really need to lower my standards though - A high-quality comic is good, but not if you get burnt out by the third page :T

Reply Luigi_96, January 6th, 2014, 3:43 pm

@Quirby64_:D: Like Redkirby said, 17. 18 in a few months.

@Zocky: Ahh, alright, I see what you're saying. But then again, there is a "mature content" filter at least partially for that reason.

@Neon-J: Sadly, my old junk is on a PC which died. I'm sure it's still on the hard drive, but I don't have any way to extract it.

Reply Quirby64_:D, January 6th, 2014, 4:26 pm

@Luigi_96: An old PC? well one thing you could possibly do is disassemble the PC, take the hard drive out, and put it on your new PC. put the new files on a flash drive for later use, and put the new hard drive back in. also wall of text.

Reply Luigi_96, January 6th, 2014, 5:00 pm

@Quirby64_:D: Unfortunately, the old HD won't fit in the new(er) computer.

Reply Quirby64_:D, January 6th, 2014, 5:22 pm

@Luigi_96: WAT
NUUUUUUU I WANNED 2 ZEE ID!!!!1!!

Reply Luigi_96, January 6th, 2014, 5:23 pm

@Quirby64_:D: QUIRBY. I GOT IT TO WORK. YOU'RE NOT GONNA BELIEVE THE STUFF I'LL BE POSTING TO MY JUNK DRAWER SOON. OH. MY. GOSH.

Reply Quirby64_:D, January 6th, 2014, 5:25 pm

@Luigi_96: hooray for the stuff my dad taught me! :DDDD

Reply blueyoshicool, March 6th, 2014, 2:43 pm

WALL OF TEXT. @GabrielsThoughts: You do realize that you don't have to make huge walls of text in every comment! I could build a HOUSE out of all of your comments COMBINED.

Reply YoshiKirbyFan (Guest), July 11th, 2014, 8:42 pm

Kirby Times 20 had Mario Kart Wii in it.Just sayin'.

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