Taeshi, on 10 January 2011 - 01:03 AM, said:
Better Days was great but then I began to notice some REALLY terrible blatant soapboxing, then Metal Gear Fisk happened..
One tragedy is that I thought the incest arc was the most well-done part of the comic, but many people abhor it because GRRR INCEST, though admittedly my hot button is affairs so that's why Naylor is absolutely not my cup of tea. The whole affair fetish is a major turn off.
I feel safe so say that despite Better Days having some good aspects, Original Life is all-around complete and absolute shit
(crap I better shut up about opinions of webcomics before people start to rage aaaa)
Heh. There was a time I called Fisk Solid Snake just because of that chapter. It kept me entertained, to say the least. When the last chapter rolled in, I was expecting a really grand finale but was disappointed to see it end before the strips could even reach double digits. It didn't tie up any loose ends and it just wasn't an ending fit for the webcomic (read rushed and half-assed). Still, I consider Better Days one of the best.
I agree with "Brother's Arms" being the best chapter in the series. I remember just reading in complete shock and disbelief on what just happened, frantically going back and forth those pages, just making sure that it did happen.
The problem with Original Life is that it's trying to be kiddy and really fails thanks to all the political shit Naylor tries to cram in it. It has some funny moments but mostly, it's mediocre. It's also mostly an insult because it does nothing to progress on what happened in Better Days which, if I remember reading correctly from Naylor's blog, was the whole point of starting this new series.
oddguy, on 10 January 2011 - 01:19 AM, said:
my problem with the incest... sorry,twinsect ! arc was the fact no one felt vary conflicted about it...
it was like:
"i had sex with my brother... cool,whatever."
for a comic that is a thinly disguised series of lectures done by author surrogates.
the lack of preaching is conspicuous in its absence in the twinsect arc.
I disagree. They kept it a secret for obvious reasons and it did change Lucy rather significantly before she met Tommy. In chapter 14, she does confess to Fisk that she holds him as her ideal man. There's also the fact that Beth and Rachel kinda hinted that the twins were in love with each other.