Technical Difficulties - Part 40
February 24th, 2014, 8:41 pm
Average Rating: 5.00
February 24th, 2014, 8:54 pmReply
Kaxo, the answer to question is fairly obvious: Entertainment purposes, of course!
Technical Difficulties has now ended, and boy, this sure was an interesting segment for me. I feel like it's started Chapter Four on a very good note. A highly enjoyable segment to write, filled with both adventuring and jokes, I snuck in some set-up, got some good characterization in, and finally used two cameos I'd had for a few years. Yeah, this was a good segment for me.
The title still makes no sense, though. (Unless you factor in the fact that while this segment has gone on, I had several technical difficulties in regards to keeping the site active AND recording my Let's Plays, but that's neither here nor there.)
I don't have too much to say about this segment, but one thing I definitely want to mention is that I love the characterization I put into this. Kaxo, Vezo and Caiya were nice, subtle additions, but the one I especially loved was Kirby. For the first time in a segment since The Beginning..., I've actually enjoyed writing Kirby in a segment.
He's actually the reason for the month-long time gap between Master of Puppets and Technical Difficulties. He needed to change as a character for the better, but having it be overnight would be completely unrealistic development. As we can see a month later, he's not lost his serious side entirely (he's pretty serious when the Halberd begins firing, for example), but he's also not afraid to let loose and act silly (Air Kirby, calling Vezo out on not seeing the Wheelzonia, etc.) This is a great step in Kirby's character. Plus, there was the scene with Axe Knight, where Kirby is getting mad while interrogating. When Saia calls him out on his, he says that he didn't notice and lets her try. He's actually trying to change, and that scene proves it. He couldn't just get better overnight, or even in a month, but by showing these scenes, it's clearly evident that he's TRYING to follow Caiya's advice from the last segment. I just... really like what I'm doing with him. He's finally a character I can look forward to writing again.
It was a bit of a surprise to me to see that this segment took me six whole months to complete. It really didn't feel like it was that long, and at first it seems like this SHOULDN'T have taken that long. But, once you factor in all of the consistent Yoshi & Kirby updates, then it makes a lot more sense. Rather than 40 parts, this was the equivalent of an 80 part segment, in a way. Which means that I made great time with this segment, considering that the 60-part Master of Puppets also took six months and DIDN'T have Yoshi & Kirby updating. I'm on a roll, it seems.
As for the next KA segment, really, don't expect much out of it. It's gonna be a short, little set-up segment, similar to Helping Hand. Won't take too long, then you'll have another (hopefully) entertaining segment to follow.
For now, though, I'm signing out.
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February 24th, 2014, 9:08 pmReply
I love segments like this. It reminds me of the simpler days, when the KAS just took client requests and shenanigans proceeded to ensue.
...It just occurred to me that that's still what the bulk of this comic is, with occasional interruptions by some mysterious, overarching plot that has yet to be explained.
Seriously, I get that this is supposed to focus on Division A, but the whole "Gigi is a spy who joined Division D" thing just seems to have kind of... well, vanished. I mean, I'm sure you've got some plan for that particular plot point, but I just hope we don't have to wait TOO long for it.
February 24th, 2014, 9:15 pmReply
@Jarkes: My guess is it happens two sub-chapters later.CapedLuigisYoshi,
February 24th, 2014, 10:36 pmReply
I suppose you could justify the title by saying that Stitch's plan ran into technical difficulties? (i.e. Daroach's not steering the ship)Luigi_96,
February 24th, 2014, 11:10 pmReply
Ohsnap, Caiya's driving!! :O
Good segment, Ulti, though I should probably re-read it so I remember the whole thing... heck, I just need to re-read the entire archive. Why must my memory span be so short? D:
February 25th, 2014, 9:49 amReply
So...how long until my cameo? I think I sent it to you in...2012?Fighter Dee,
February 25th, 2014, 9:55 amReply
@Luigi_96: Know how that feel bro.Redkirby,
February 25th, 2014, 10:06 amReply
@MarioKong: 2 years from now.MarioKong,
February 25th, 2014, 10:06 amReply
February 25th, 2014, 7:11 pmReply
The all-powerful "I'll get back to you on that" XD.Falcon_Lunch! (Guest),
February 25th, 2014, 10:15 pmReply
This was a very cool segment. I agree with Jarkes in that it is closer to the comic as it was in the begginning, but this is a lot cooler because of character development. So yeah, GO ULTI!!!TheGreenShyGuy,
September 9th, 2014, 5:35 pmReply
@1ce_k1d: Yeah, which will probably be the end of chapter 4, as I feel like it's coming to a close, time to have this resolved! :DTheGreenShyGuy,
September 9th, 2014, 5:38 pmReply
I bet you the segment after C central's gonna be big, I just feel like it.ShadowKnight49 (Guest),
May 5th, 2015, 8:35 pmReply