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Yeah mostly I'm gonna use this thing to comment on other people's entries. I'm still pretty stuck on my livejournal, so all my actual updating happens there.

[EDIT FOUR YEARS LATER] ACTUALLY I JUST DON'T USE MY PERSONAL JOURNAL AT ALL ANYMORE SO WHATEVER

Date: 2010-11-01 11:07 pm (UTC)
elanor_pam: Great unleashes a 1000 cans of whoopass (VoH Shchelkunchik: Demon Great)
From: [personal profile] elanor_pam
Yes, that is a problem with the first volumes of Shchelkunchik, but it really does come into his own, hard. It's actually right around chapter 27 that the shift starts happening, along with Great's role shift - he stops being merely "the Hamel" and starts feeling like something completely new. Chapter 29 shows more of that (it's also hilarious). And chapter 30 starts a flashback to Shchel's recent past which explains A LOT about him.

I find it telling that, in the first 2 volumes, we get the expected characters in their expected roles - Hamel's son is the new "Hamel", the new character who befriended him is at times the "Raiel" and at times the "Flute", and his older brother is "Oboe"-ish. All of that culminates in a re-enacting of the climatic scene in vol. 15 from the first series... and right afterwards it veers off, with a completely unknown enemy jumping out to steal his blood and Clari showing up like he knew it was going to happen all along. After that, Great is accepted, his arc seems resolved, and we start on Shchel's problems and the mystery with his body (It's not clear on the bw pages, but he's actually always covered from neck to toe).

And it turns out I haven't actually finished chapter 33, so only chapter 32 has been uploaded so far. XD;; I swear I'll have it done until tomorrow. It starts an utterly awesome arc with tons of character development, so I'm looking forward to what you'll think of it and the ones following it :D

Yes, that sounds like what I felt from the one game I was part of... except it was actually a multiverse-lounge type of RP, which I guess exarcebates the problem. No final boss/destination to look forward to, no driving issues, just... having characters from fandoms I never heard about sit and chat. It was not my cup of tea.

Date: 2010-11-01 11:50 pm (UTC)
elanor_pam: Great is a sexy underage demon violinist (VoH Shchelkunchik: Great)
From: [personal profile] elanor_pam
I'd love to hear your thoughts once you do. I'm really impressed with Great's character development, and it gets better from now on. I feel kinda like I'm spoiling things, but... he's not just Hamel's kid, and it shows. Boy, does it show.

The AIM RPG was very good in terms of plot and action - it was, after all, a real-time chatroom, and reading the logs was a lot easier than shifting through threads in LJ, but getting everyone to gather at the right time was a pain, and the time zones didn't help when you have time zones ranging from California to Rio de Janeiro. And since most everyone only had time on sunday night, those who lived farther east and had to wake up early only got to play for a couple of hours... hours in which most everyone else hadn't arrived yet. :( I think these discrepancies are what killed the RPG, little by little. We lasted long, though, and had an awesome plot.

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