Moderator message by: Monsterguy
With this break SIU has made, I'm stepping down as a "moderator", and I will be only a normal member from now on, or better to say "Senpai" what means a stuff member who left his position, but still did not cut all his connections with other stuff members.
But don't worry, others will be moderating this section instead of me from now on, so nothing will change, really !!!
I hope I did not do anything to anyone so that he or she would resent me for something, while I was moderating this section !!!
Nonetheless, I must say I wanted to step down quite some time ago, although only recently I decided to do so !!!
Last edited by Monsterguy; June 01, 2013 at 05:13 PM.
Thanks man for you hard work! ^^
We will miss you, and I hope the next mod loves ToG as much as you do
Last edited by TheBoss; June 01, 2013 at 05:47 PM.
Thanks for all the good work Monster!!! :-)
Agony thread inside the Hangout:
color suits you Monster.
I'm after you ukimix:
let's stop, we should not spam here...
the week is boring, coz there is no new chapter of ToG !!!
seriously didn't SIU say he would do some updates on his blog while on his break, so does anyone know Korean, or at least knows somebody who can understand Korean for this matter ???
I'm reading Cloud Atlas from SIU and agreed with Uki's compliment about the color on Monsterguy... thanks for always be a fast opening thread mod, i really appreciated that x)
Thanks for all of your time and effort as the ToG mod, Monster.
Added some info about the 7th slayer from SIU's hidden blog
The strongest E regular is probably one of the "dogs" that Yama owned after becoming a slayer. He could take Viole being a slayer candidate instead of him quite personally in that case, unless if he is secretly a slayer candidate too. His entry into the workshop tournament could serve as a test for Viole from FUG.
Oh, I didn't know it. As a suggestion, a link to the thread in your previous post here would guide the people to it.
Yes, that's the test. I'm exited about Koon's plan to rescue Baam from FUG's hands in a more vicious way than any FUG could think. It seems the test is not going to end how FUG wants.
SIU likes to draw human characters who break easily, and in an attractive way. That should have to apply mainly to Tangsooyook team possibly with the exception of Horyang. The other members are weaklings, twisted and deformed characters, that use to cry for help, that can't control or that don't even know their own powers. But like strong and cool characters, they also have will and wishes; they want to climb the tower. We have there some archetypes, the little and vulnerable girl, the mother, the father, a pathetic prince and a pathetic and treacherous jackass that likes to scream and cry.
Now I would like to point that SIU finds attractive those weak characters, those that can be just the opposite to strong and cool. Please notice it: he finds attractive some no cool characters. I could say, he finds attractive what most of the people finds unattractive. Well, I think that is a fact about ToG that has to be properly understood. That is, if you let me, SIU's particular and twisted aesthetic.
Of course, you guys have the right to dislike of this aesthetic. Also SIU has the right to write the story he wants to write in the way he wants to do it. Someone can think his problem is that he's writing a popular comic, written for the big audience, and that it's a problem since the big audience sometimes doesn't understand much this kind of twisted aesthetic: "it could be fine if it were artwork, but ey, it's just a comic". But I think he just does it pretty well in, let me borrow zellogan's words, not giving a fuck about people not liking his personal aesthetic like you guys. And everyone only can accept it, or drop the comic. But... have you thought the guy has that kind of personal and particular aesthetic?
In my personal case, I have the luck that I like the weaklings, and the characters that break with easy. Even more if they are shown in the middle of canon strong and cool characters of a good story.
@LoS: Now I think you are missing what the author tries to do with his characters in this arc. "I have to express each character's charms as much as possible, and [rather than the cliches,] I want to draw them to be individual characters, each with their own story. That's why my next goal is to make the readers think 'Fun' and 'Gets into the character', no matter what character is the main character." This is something SIU tried to do just this with Mad Dog. The always very neat abc1233 caught it pretty well:
Lastly, I really like Yeon, but her speech about taking care about who you burn with your fire was lame. I hope SIU is using it as a background to a future lesson by Quatro to her about how to control her powers.
Last edited by ukimix; July 15, 2013 at 05:58 AM. Reason: gram