Halfway to my first 100. Some time back, someone complained about Stand Still Stay Silent taking forever to the story going. I don’t know if that’s true. I don’t read it, as the list to the right shows (actually, there are three comics I do read not in that list. There’s one comic I really don’t read in the list. Still, it’s representative).
I’m not sure if SB is going to match that. It might be another 100 strips before all of the main characters meet. There will, however, be clues as to what’s going on throughout.
I should probably format this bit and move it the about section. Singular Blues is really a slice of life comic. It’s about how six people relate to each other. But there is something happening, a plot if you will, that ties them all together and explains all the stuff I’ve shown so far.
So slice of life with global ramifications? Perhaps slice of life with a side of ninja and optional giant robot? I’m not really sure at this point. One question fans (do I have fans yet?) ask creators about such things is “what’s your process?” It can mean a lot of things. The thing I’m going to answer now is, “how much story is there?”
There’s about 25% of what I need. Maybe 15%. I know exactly how it ends, and it does end. Assuming it doesn’t end prematurely, it will be a few years before it gets there. By then, I may invent a new story set in the same world, but I’ve no idea if that will happen. I’m pretty clear on exactly what the conflicts resolutions for the first half of the story are. The second half is a bit fuzzy because it gets weird. A surprisingly large amount of it already written, but sometimes better ideas come to me, so I have not really clue how much need rewriting. Probably more than I’d like. I have no idea why I’m telling you this.
NARRATION: My name was Audrey Lorrie. Everyone called me Rey.
(Ninja Stands over Rey, Sword ready to fall)
REY: I don't suppose it would mean anything if I called time out?
NARRATION: I'd like to tell you a story.
NARRATION: That's my sword. I call it Misato. There's nothing special in that. I call a lot of things Misato. Well, two things, anyway. It's not in my hand. For most people in a ninja situation, that would be a problem.
(Sword falls: Swish!)
(CLANG! Sword meets sword)
NARRATION: Me? Not so much.
REY: C'mon. Where do you think I keep this thing?
NARRATION: You might think that facing death or dismemberment at the hands of a ninja would be something unusual.
REY: Okay. Round two.
NARRATION: Honestly, it used to happen to me all the time. I kinda miss it.