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amiko_16, July 15th, 2010, 7:11 pm

Sorry for the delay. I got some bad news several days ago and this week has sucked. I haven't been very motivated to do much.

oyah, latest TWC incentive is another panel from the revised/colored #1.


RE: Sir Kitsune... Preachin' to the choir D8

RE: Firan25... Gail: 7 years old at heart >_>;;;

RE: constant_boredom... thanks for the vote! :>

RE: Tobi10... thank you! <3

RE: Squishyjello... lolol


RE: Amatheuz_alcatraz... In a psycho kinda way XD

RE: kaleygeminni... w00t welcome back! :>

RE: RazorD9... thanks X3


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constant_boredom, July 15th, 2010, 11:14 pm

no prob ;D

Damn that stinks, I hope things pick up for you D: Just know your online stalkers (us) will whoop anybody's ass if you asked =)

and LOL at Amber's clueless expression in the last panel. They literally left her in their dust~

RazorD9, July 15th, 2010, 11:50 pm

Ah, life kicking you in the balls... metaphorically speaking.

Come on Amber, it's hero time! Do understand she's still in shock and all.

Hokova, July 16th, 2010, 6:06 am

The faces are priceless.

Tessa, July 16th, 2010, 1:19 pm

After the interlude a while back, I cannot muster any sympathy for Amber, and this just shows she's even less right for the hero job than ever. Gail woulda been great at it if she wasn't eeeevil.

Grace (Guest), July 17th, 2010, 4:51 am

I don't know what your bad news was, but . . . well . . . you know the sentiment! &#9829;&#9829;&#9829;

On another subject, I think I'm almost in love with Marisol!

Firan25, July 18th, 2010, 4:30 pm

I would not want to be saved by amber...ever

Gail on the other hand I would kill to have her powers...but I think i'm happy with my army of succubus to really care ^^

Kikirini, July 19th, 2010, 9:34 am

Amber really does need to learn to act and not freeze up. Being a hero requires doing something at a time like this.

sun tzu (Guest), July 20th, 2010, 2:01 am

OK, I have to ask, because I seriously DON'T GET IT:
What's with the Amber-hate? I know Amber's not perfect, but at least she's genuinely trying to help people - and it seems like all she gets for her trouble is a zillion readers despising her.

tekla (Guest), July 21st, 2010, 12:42 pm

A lot of reasons. Partially it's because this is a villain protagonist piece, so we naturally sympathize more with Gail than with Amber because we're seeing things from her point of view. Partially it's that Gail is a more fun character. It's also that while Amber is technically the good guy, she's not a particularly pleasant person -- she comes across as someone who is "good" because they have never had any reason to be otherwise.

Basically, there are two formulas for creating heroes: either something really bad happens to them (usually a dead parent or parental figure -- The Call Knows Where You Live is the TV Tropes title), or they become heroes for no particular reason (e.g. Booster Gold wanting fame, Iron Man more or less because he could), and then have to grow into their hero philosophies. The latter typically has a much longer period of figuring out how to define themselves as a hero, and consequently can be more difficult to present to a reader. Booster Gold is frequently more of a comedic character because of this -- basically, we can't feel sorry for him, so we have to like him for some other reason.

In summary, as of this point, we have very little reason to like Amber. We have seen that she's spoiled, self-centered, small-minded, shallow, rarely acts on her own, rarely listens to good advice, and (perhaps most importantly) is knowingly and willingly cruel towards characters that we *do* like. Once she gets her act together as a hero, reader reactions will change.

At this point, she's sort of in the same place as Peter Parker post-Spider Bite, pre-Uncle Ben's death. There's a reason Uncle Ben died in the first issue -- Stan Lee *knew* that people wouldn't like that interim Peter, so he firmly establishes Hero!Peter by the end of that issue.

Um...apologies for the tl;dr -- I just really like this stuff.

sun tzu (Guest), July 22nd, 2010, 2:09 am

Understandable, but we already HAVE seen Amber act heroically - stopping the hostage taker earlier, and her current confrontation with Gail (which is even more heroic when you consider Gail CAN murder her, has shown herself to be perfectly willing to, and has defeated her in the past).

Kikirini, July 22nd, 2010, 4:46 pm

I like Amber, but I feel like joining in...

Aside from all the good points that tekla made, Amber's being shown as not much more than a nuisance at the moment. Sure, she's the hero, but Gail is the main character, and she's developing her powers and prowess as a villain rather rapidly in comparison. Amber has a lot of flaws, and thus having less motivation for her role than Gail does, she doesn't have the skills and such to compete. So while everyone realizes that she's the good guy, she's more of the irritating pebble in the shoe type at the moment. Gail does her thing, and Amber shows up to slow her down for a chapter or two, until Gail emerges one step ahead as always. Not sure when Amiko will have Amber on even ground as Gail, but when she can actually rival the protagonist, she'll be seen as that much better of a character.

Oh, and not sure why people get upset over the Amber-hate. If readers don't like her, that means people are paying close enough attention to her character to form an opinion on her. (I don't know about the rest of you, but I'd rather have someone have reasons to hate my character, than to like said character just because.)

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