dirocyn wrote:Aw, he's kinda sweet. Who knew?
I did. Been saying so for a long time. I was a Stanley fan since before it was cool.
In fact, now that it's cool to like Stanley, I think I'll discover that he sold out and is a total poseur. Boo Stanley. Boo.
Sygerrik wrote:One of the reasons that the slow pace of updates is frustrating is that often, when we DO get an update, often it's an utterly irrelevant one (like this) that breaks the flow of the story. The last few comics have been building to a climax, and this is kind of an abrupt derail. That's not to say that today's update was not interesting, but it's not good storytelling.
Go find and watch "The Longest Day" if you want to see the exact same technique being used here. It won two Oscars.
And Driving Miss Daisy won 4. Just so everyone knows. That the Academy Awards mean zilch.
Ok, back to seriousness, the value of a story technique is not measured in AAs, but that's not Spot
's point. In any case, imo the idea of the updates was to provide some fleshing out for the world. A bit of extra, to keep us alert in between comic updates. If that is understood, then updates like this are no problem.
Also, arguably updates like this are awesome. Now, I'm biased. I really like Stanley, and it's great to have a sympathetic look at the lil' guy for once. In any case, he's an important character in the story, it's nice to know what makes him tick, and there may even be some foreshadowing here as to what he thinks he should be doing, what his place in the world is or should be.
Stand back people, Stanley is about to try Science.
The whole point of this is lost if you keep it a secret.