Division Addition - Part 40
December 14th, 2012, 5:18 pm
Average Rating: 5.00
December 14th, 2012, 5:35 pmReply
I don't know what to say here. Division Addition is over now, but...
This segment was a near disaster, and not because of the plot, really. The characters worked fine, the story was decent, and there was a fair amount of humor in this.
But on the other hand, this segment took me SIX MONTHS to complete. SIX FREAKING MONTHS. Jetting Across The Ice didn't take nearly that long, and its like 20 pages longer than this. Why did this take so long?
I hate to admit it, but I feel like my motivation is shifting from Kirby Adventure to another outlet entirely. See, let's rewind for a bit. Let's take a look at 2009 and 2010. These two years were when I started comic-making, and the introduction of Yoshi & Kirby (the original comic). I got about 150 comics during that time period. Mid-way through 2010, I also began Kirby Adventure, and late 2010 was the start of my YouTube channel. So, 2010 was primarily focused on Yoshi & Kirby. Then, in 2011, it's impossible to deny that Kirby Adventure WASN'T the main focus. Six long, very good, segments occured from January to December, and there were tons of daily updates and very rarely did I miss a week or two. But, then, now, in 2012, Kirby Adventure suffered.
First, there was the whole 'new computer, no photoshop' deal that cut Tree To Tree in half. Second, school has been more difficult and caused me to update less due to being busier.
Third, I didn't enjoy a lot of these segments. Tree To Tree and Helping Hand were both a bore, then Tear In The Fabric had the chance to make that up. Nope, too many people disliked it so I sacrificed and cut it short. Now, I was looking forward to Division Addition, but because of how long this dragged on, I can't bring myself to say that I enjoyed this segment.
But still, I haven't said why my motivation is slipping. See, the big change that occured between 2011 and 2012 was one game: Super Mario Star Road. The Romhack made by Skelux of Super Mario 64, and my sixth Let's Play.
While I was unable to make comics between Tree To Tree, I decided to take up Let's Playing to bide my time. Super Mario Star Road was one of my biggest hits in my opinion, and it got me in the real Let's Playing mood now. My previous 5 LPs were almost pathetic in comparison, and now that I knew the formula to making a good LP, I was hooked. Kirby's Dream Land 2, Yoshi's Island, then the behemoths that were Paper Mario 2 and Skyward Sword. I loved doing these LPs, but at what cost? The cost was my comic-making motivation.
Now that I had videos to record, edit, render, and upload, and so many games to play, that took up the majority of my free time. Kirby Adventure was placed on the sidelines, and Yoshi & Kirby's restart was barely paid attention to.
In addition, I may have been a bit more motivated, but then the comments started to turn me away. A lot of you were complaining about the quality dropping a bit, which helped in draining a lot more motivation, which in turn caused the quality and rate of production to decrease even more. I'm just about ready to ban guests from commenting due to some of the comments I've received recently. I'm not saying any of you are to blame, but still, comments asking about updates or complaints about jokes never help.
While I'm not giving up on Kirby Adventure (or Yoshi & Kirby, for that matter), it's still second priority compared to Let's Plays now. They're just a lot more fun for me to do, and that's what really matters. These various internet activities I've been doing haven't truly been about entertaining others, that was just an intended side-effect. What really mattered to me was that I was having fun doing it and entertaining myself.
Problem is, I'm just not having as much fun with this anymore.
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December 14th, 2012, 6:27 pmReply
Oh..Well I'm sure we all understand I mean everyone has feelings like this and loss of motivation. Don't worry, as long as you do what you really want to do, we'll still be here.KHKirby,
December 14th, 2012, 6:49 pmReply
I personally have seen no drop in quality. You're a great comic artist. Don't deny it. But, I understand completely. I just hope you get some of your motivation back. Best of luck to you, Ulti.
(I actually REALLY liked T.I.T.F...)
December 14th, 2012, 6:56 pmReply
I understand this completely... remember my "disappearences?" They were due to the same thing happening. (Albeit, with different things distracting me... ) point is, I think everyone experiences loss of motivation at some point. It's just shifting interests. Heck, I'm starting to lose it with K:TDA. And I'm not even sure why.
However, having fun with it is the most important part of anything. (That's the problem with sports... nobody gets that.) While I'm sure nobody wants to see this comic end any time soon, (you included, maybe) it would be better for it to end than to suddenly start being boring to read, as these recent pages have been. (In my opinion, anyway...)
So whatever you decide to do will be completely ok with me! Good luck!
December 14th, 2012, 7:38 pmReply
I still need to watch both your PM: TTYD AND LOZ: SS Let's Plays...
And believe me, I know the "lost motivation" feeling. I know it all too well...
December 14th, 2012, 7:55 pmReply
I enjoy your LPs at times, and yes, I haven't updated much recently either. (However, I was mostly lazy.)
Pixlman the Robotmaster,
I understand the fun being taken out of something, and how ideas can't be made due to reception and/or real like getting in the way. I still love both Kirby Adventure and ESPECIALLY Yoshi and Kirby, but I know that other things can get in the way.
Whether it's an LP or a comic, your work, in my opinion, is great.
December 14th, 2012, 8:36 pmReply
December 14th, 2012, 9:53 pmReply
From your wall of text, the topic should be the addition of division=[
Six months? Huh, I didn't notice. Weren't you away for like at least one month though? (Doesn't count IMO).
Hope you get your 'spark' back, UY. Don't do something extracurricular and not enjoy doing it. We, and by we, I mean me and other patient ones, can wait. =]
December 14th, 2012, 9:58 pmReply
DarkMario1000 pretty much just said what I was thinking. I'd hope to see this continue, even if it takes a long time, but do what you enjoy!:3 (Guest),
December 15th, 2012, 4:06 amReply
Yep! Don’t worry about comments and stuff like that, most of the people think that this comic is fun fun fun. Right :3 ?Gigi19972010,
December 15th, 2012, 5:02 amReply
Gosh, you are being the exactly oppositive of me. While I understand the lack of motivation (*coughKatMMcough*), this is something I can't imagine happening with 20TK. But don't worry, I hope it's not forever, and I'm pretty sure it's not. We just sometimes need do change what we do because we want, because of our interests. Trust me, this has already happened to me two times, but I did the wrong thing to abandon it completely. And now I miss doing those things, but it's too late to come back. So, no matter how you feel, no matter what happens, keep going. Maybe slowly, but keep going. We won't care (or at least we should not care) if you start updating slowly. And not just that, your new segment is about to start, and I'll be there to help you, when you always need. :3Knightkirby,
December 15th, 2012, 7:41 amReply
It's ok we know how busy it can get it's not your fault manFighter Dee (Guest),
December 15th, 2012, 12:05 pmReply