I guess I should be upfront about it, so here it is: last night I joined Rah-Rah and Wildarmsheero (I’ll term him W for short) in a chat, recorded for your pleasure. I think it’s pretty fun, even if a little too fun for my taste. I listened to it too afterwards, and I think two out of every five words I said was inaudible. Maybe it’s better that way?
But we can go on and on and on about Manabi Straight. I think at this point there’s just so much that you can say, only words alone is economical enough to capture it. I know W’s been doing this comic with his friends for a while, and I know it’s a bit of a blog kind of thing, except it’s done through pictures. (Hint hint for him.)
I think the webcomic-blog format is pretty powerful, because not only images can say a lot more better, but the typical webcomic format elevates blogging into a whole new dimension. You basically invent a new world, and your mouthpieces–the characters–can do stuff that otherwise is not possible or difficult to express with words in a short span of time. Yea, people’s attention span is getting shorter every year, so I believe there’s a lot of promise there as a format for even everyday blogging. Indeed a lot of webcomics are like blogs already.
Still I think in the hands of an artisan, words are just as powerful. Nobody-hacks like myself resorts to memes to get the same across…. Which is why I said MASSUGU GO!
Plus it’s fun to say it. Only if catchy clapping music queues itself automatically when those surrounding you suddenly have no clue what’s going on and cannot find a retort…