cidjen wrote: ↑
Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:43 am
(this is not a jab at anyone in particular - please understand - english is not my first language [and my self-imposed 'job' translating into .pl is partly motivated by the desire to not lose my Polish skills whatever they still are] so there still are some intents i have trouble catching or conveying properly).
(also: I am not Fred, I don't sit in his chair or in his head or even personally know him or any of his friends. I write this from mine and only my perspective, there was no hints or nudges from anyone to make me write this; heck I don't even know if this gonna be any good or helpful ; because anything can be interpreted by anyone, any way they want, and that is out of my control.)
I sort of think, people getting down to down-right criticize Fred for everything he ever failed to do, have just failed to research the matter properly.
(This, by the way has nothing to do with being a 'true fan' or not; i'm not even going to go there.)
Let's get one other thing out of the way too: I understand that for a lot of those complaining, there is money involved, for some it's substantial sums too. I feel your pain and anxiety, guys. If i was in your place I'd probably be royally pissed and angry too, with a cause, the right to be angry, rant and holler and heckle and raise hell.
But all that anger looks like is clouding your judgement and holding back your research skills... This forum is populated mostly by (die hard) fans and friends (best friends) of Fred. Of course, we are aware of Fred's flaws here. But we chose to stay because we like his art and the story. And we like it so much that some of us are choosing to still sprinkle him with money. I am sure there are kickstarter supporters among us too. Or like me, do something that *I* think is or may be some day useful. Unbelivable, right?
I too was surprised a few weeks ago, having discovered, that on top of his and his fam health and well-being issues we all know, Fred was driving a school bus during the school year, which isn't exactly a stress-free and responsibility-free job. The low pace of page releases is (and was) certainly an annoyance. But it is more understandable now. I was slightly more surprised, to realize that this info has not been posted on this forum either, by whoever was in the know.
(on that note, you know, a few days after school year ended, Fred went from sketches to full comic in under (I think) 12 hours, if not within a single sitting 8h stream.)
I too can not watch every Twitch stream. I don't live in the same timezone to start with. The low pace of drawing is certainly dragging out on the patience. Then, there are annoyng chat sods like me, who'd talk about their own issues without many restraints. But you know, Twitch has the fast-playback and time skip features, that *actually* sync with the chat beside the video window. It is, they are, very, very useful...
I won't say here, what Fred said recently on the Twitch chat, about what he's up to, what he feels about all that happened and stuff. I am not qualified or willing to be his spin doctor or spokesman.
I just think, you people should go and see it with your own eyes, before you start venting. Then you'll be free to make any judgement of that, as you want.
Not asking you to calm down or not vent, just go and get *properly* informed of the situation yourselves. Feel free to write your own take on that too.
For anything that comes out of re-watching the Twitch chat and streams, you're welcome to post to the WiP Megathread.