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Jan
10

#171 – “A Miner Disappearance”



So finally this page. As simple as the dialogue for it might seem, it actually took me quite awhile to figure it out – what it should be about, how it should flow and ultimately.. what’d be the point with it. Beyond the Tree is generally structured into essentially small Vignettes which all take part in a larger event or trail which then form the larger plot arc itself. While the latter two are generally rather clear, the small mini-stories taking place within the overall narrative often has to be made up on the spot, some with more difficulty than others.

The first question is often “What can I do that is fun/interesting?” which is then immediately followed by “How would it serve the characters?”.

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15 Responses to “#171 – “A Miner Disappearance””


  1. 1 Skyll K. Chagorantis
    January 21, 2010 at 20:14

    I know I used to critize the rather slow pace and the catchphrases at the end, but I must say I’ve grown accustomed to your narrative style, and I enjoy it. Rather, I’m bothered when you dont post, that ruins a few days of waiting :)

    Keep it up, I’m a captive audience!

  2. 2 Expala
    January 21, 2010 at 20:14

    1st =D
    One point to make: 2nd last frame…. I’d hate to be that miner staring down Hani and Tiny =P

  3. 3 Expala
    January 21, 2010 at 20:15

    Ah damn…. 2nd aint bad either

  4. 4 Skyll K. Chagorantis
    January 21, 2010 at 20:16

    and by the way, the “ah well..” from the miner in the “Walking the Diggers” was brilliant :)

  5. 5 Iasion
    January 21, 2010 at 21:04

    Hope they don’t kill the peasant. They don’t really strike me as evil, just a bit dumb and governed chiefly by fear. Of course, that can be a liability.

  6. 6 WoWplayer
    January 22, 2010 at 02:59

    I want to see a head… great comic

  7. 7 Moltrazahn
    January 22, 2010 at 07:19

    ahh the diggers, good memories… i recall back in vanilla somewere i was doing a run, and the tank confidently said “we can take the whole room, these aint hard” … it resulting in what id best describe as a “murlocswarm crossbread with lots of pikeaxes” at any rate, lovely people those diggers :) and most importantly, can pack a punch if you let them.

    As to the comic, i puzzle if the diggers are loyal to the defias in general, betrayed labors of Stormwinds rebuilding or something, or if the defias is just useing them as tools for their expansions. At any rate, i hope to see more from the diggers point of veiw, since Nhani, you have a great skill to give some insight into certian npcs “human traits” (human,nightelf,gnome etc.)

    • 8 Ragefury
      January 23, 2010 at 02:08

      You could say that those peasants are a little of both. While they serve as a tool to keep the Brotherhood supplied with whatever raw materials they need, they peasants, too, were a part of the [url=http://www.wowwiki.com/Stonemasons_Guild]Stonemasons Guild[/url], thus are loyal to the Defias.

    • 9 Ragefury
      January 23, 2010 at 22:52

      And I still have to work out how to make those url’s or whatever >=/

  8. 11 saila aka wester
    January 22, 2010 at 09:02

    the 6 panel was nicely done and b.t.w. there is an copper ore in the background.
    also i love when Tiny said what was she expecting Hani to say?

  9. 12 Valynne
    January 22, 2010 at 11:33

    Love the “what did you just say”/”would you shut up?” look given in the last frame :>

  10. 13 Ilyara
    January 22, 2010 at 13:21

    I think Tiny hit a raw spot with her partner ;D

  11. 14 Butterpig
    January 22, 2010 at 13:56

    Just started reading an im addicted, keep up the good work :)

  12. January 22, 2010 at 22:53

    The face he has when he sees Hani….priceless.
    Well done.


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