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The Sweet Adventures Of Diego And Authors

The Sweet Adventures Of Diego And Authors

In 2008, this comic was made for Mario spriters to collab with their characters, creating various fun stories and memories while also producing popularity for the comic among MANY. It's spanned various spinoffs, the attention of many spriters, and is seen as a piece of history to all the author's on how they've grown as comic makers, writers, spriters, and as friends.

In 2012, the comic was finally decided to be put to rest partially due to Blitz-Teneson's leave from Smackjeeves, followed by several other authors leaving Smackjeeves and the comic as well.

However, many questions were left unanswered, and as a homage to the comic and also a way of saying goodbye to amazing memories and an amazing comic, SMF and BuddyT decided to finish it with one last hurrah.
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The Sweet Adventures Of Diego And Authors

In 2008, this comic was made for Mario spriters to collab with their characters, creating various fun stories and memories while also producing popularity for the comic among MANY. It's spanned various spinoffs, the attention of many spriters, and is seen as a piece of history to all the author's on how they've grown as comic makers, writers, spriters, and as friends.

In 2012, the comic was finally decided to be put to rest partially due to Blitz-Teneson's leave from Smackjeeves, followed by several other authors leaving Smackjeeves and the comic as well.

However, many questions were left unanswered, and as a homage to the comic and also a way of saying goodbye to amazing memories and an amazing comic, SMF and BuddyT decided to finish it with one last hurrah.

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cqclegoman
October 10th, 2017
this comment chain gave me AIDS
There's WAY too much I'd like to say honestly, but I'll try my best to spare anyone the WHOLE great wall of China. Oh who am I kidding heheh. Let see anyone survive this onslaught of dribble!


Diego was a godamn ride. My God! It was all kinds of crazy and I like every second of it! The simplest of times man and besides maybe the phase I went through with the whole fake accounts deal(dear god...), wouldn't change it for world. That said, looking over at it again on a more serious note, there's one HUGE problem I saw with Diego overall.


Communication. Simple as that. A good portion of the problems that arose could easily be rooted to either poor communication, or none at all.

Oh look at all these plotholes scattered throughout the comic. How could they have been prevented? Better communication, easily!
Anytime one of us had a comic planned, we could've shared the idea beforehand with a second(maybe even a third) pair of eyes, so that they could potentially identify events/actions/what have you that contradict with anything in previous comics and ensure everything checks out.

What about someone's interpretation of a character's personality or traits being off the mark? Same deal. It would only have been a matter of the author responsible for the writing of the next comic verifying with the other author/s that their portrayal of the character is on the dot or close enough.

To be fair however, when you think about the basic idea behind Diego, one thing I feel contributed heavily to the entertainment value was the surprise factor. Y'know, not knowing what exactly the author next in line was gonna whip up, especially when it came to the likes of a joke/punchline or a big revelation or some other dramatic event. It's true that by doing this, we kinda shot ourselves in the foot with all the godamn plotholes and what not, but this format also brought about some memorable moments too, I'm sure.

Anyway, please do not- DO NOT EVEN GET ME STARTED on the nonsense that was me and S.L at each other's throats. My God lol.



Another thing that bugged me was how I most certainly was far too carefree with Diego. I just kinda let y'all do your thing, which to be fair, was kinda what I felt the comic was about. Just a bunch of us chilling, coming up with ideas and whipping it up in comic form to entertain one another. Just good old fun man! Nothing too special for anyone outside of us, but if it appealed to them, then that was just a bonus, at least in my eyes. Still, with all the nonsense that happened, I really should've set some form of ground rules from the start to keep things in check and enforced them if necessary. Trust, I was never leader material and at this point, I kinda prefer not to be. Less pressure and less responsibility heheh =3
To be fair, I was all over the place in the later years! It was hard enough for me keeping up with my own comics, along with this wonderful mess of a comic, SMF and Sanch and then the modding community for SRB2. O.o
Ridiculous, but besides that, I really should've taken more responsibility and kept things in check.



Anyway, another problem I saw with Diego is...

TOO. MANY. GODAMN. CHARACTERS.

And I'm only talking about the club members here. Dear God, it was an infestation! Some characters left a bit of an impression and then just faded with time. Others left the face of the earth on freaking day one of being born.
And then Diego; the freaking character I started it off with; the namesake of the godamn comic. He barely did as much as he should've given that he was there from the beginning and to that I say "WHAT THE HELL?!"
I feel like the toughest part of it all was keeping track of everyone. Ugh, me oh my! I think it's safe to say that with there being so many chars, some of them kinda blended in with one another in terms or their personality and the authors responsible didn't really put their character in the spotlight a bit more, so that not only would they highlight their character's traits, but perhaps even encourage/inspire the rest of us to come up with ideas which involve that character to a higher degree. Though to be fair, that was probably easier said than done with freaking SMF and Sanchez stealing the show, so yeah.

Also on the thing about personality, for characters that already had a personality from the get-go, I feel like that should've been laid on the table from the beginning, instead of having us try to decipher what we can from the character in their intro and any other comics. Stuff such as likes and dislikes, hobbies and of course their traits just ready for anyone to see on a bio page(which came in a lot later than it should've). That way, there wouldn't be too much wiggle room for interpretation and less chance of someone messing up another character's personality. (and even if they're not sure whether their idea protrays the character well, they can always ask the corresponding author. Again, it comes back to communication.) Not only that, but it would've been easier for other authors to see if there was anything about one of the other characters that their character had some level of common ground with. Perhaps have them even bond over. Hell, that's pretty much what happened with SMF and Sanch to a degree. I think them two got together with Spongebob being their common interest or something like that? I'll have to check again, but still.

My regret in terms of characters is introducing too many of my own to the point where it was hard to keep up(More in regards to club members). This is something I came to terms with and it's a part of why I brought in Prince Claudio; not gonna lie. When it came to Diego Week, I do feel like for the comics I did make that I didn't put enough focus on the "new villains". Now for Baller, it wouldn't make much of a difference, because he was supposed to be kind of a joke villain, but for the others, I hadn't really established a proper backstory or much of a personality, nor was I smart enough to type up any potential ideas I had for them. (and for any ideas I DID have at the time, I kept them to myself like an idiot.) However, I distinctly remember coming up with an idea of Sabre having a backstory that [Spoiler] and it was even gonna be in the plot for Back to the Roots. Hell, I still got the sprite of what he was gonna look like in his past, but yeah.


I mean, there were probably plenty of other problems in between, but those three stood out for me. I don't know if whenever I truly get back into making comics, I'll ever have it in me to help with seeing this through to the end. If anything, this just makes me wanna make a new comic to truly right all the wrongs that went on here. It's certainly been a learning experience, that's for sure. Still, I think I'd be better off compensating with some ideas I have for EU, heheh. We'll see when the time comes I guess~

(I don't know why I'm saying this like this is truly the end of the comic or something, but I just wanted to get these thoughts off my chest.)
Sweet Page
GOTTEM
Hah, good stuff man!
a nice chocolatey update! was gonna be longer, but got tired halfway through. continuation sometime this week or next!
8 years later...

Wow. I pissed off a lot of people.
H-heh, I never sent you guys fanmail, w-whatcha talkin about?
those sneaky bastards..
@cqclegoman: it's time for a proper ending my friend
Why the fuck has everyone been removed as an author

Me specifically

What's going on here
And here she is
Comic:
http://i.imgur.com/O1aLKt2.gifv

Music:
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My shapeshifting character makes her entrance, more will be revealed about her later

Even if they don't look it, each panel is animated.
@mariosonicmegaman: maybe sniff maybe

just wanted closure
WE BACK BOYS, WE ACTUALLY, ACTUALLY BACK.
@G.B.A: damnit GBA u dick I was like 11 of course I had no life! Lol