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Question! Please answer honestly !

Postby raiinbowstarsstudios » July 4th, 2011, 11:51 am

I was wondering what people liked better...

Do people like comics based on a series? Like a fan comic of some sort?

Or do more people like comics that are original and have an original plot?

I was just curious ^^
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Postby Guest » July 4th, 2011, 12:18 pm

I like both.
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Postby mitchellbravo » July 4th, 2011, 12:39 pm

I prefer original material, because there are few series that I like enough to want to read fan material of them.
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Postby D-KeyNote » July 4th, 2011, 12:59 pm

Definitely original.
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Postby Cannetella » July 4th, 2011, 1:32 pm

Original.
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Postby blankd » July 4th, 2011, 2:09 pm

Original.

(But I do have a soft spot for good crack humor of known series)
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Postby eishiya » July 4th, 2011, 2:19 pm

Original.

I do enjoy some fan comics, but those tend to be on the "almost original" side of the fan story spectrum.


Edit: I guess I should elaborate.
I do not care to see characters from a story used in a fan comic, because no matter what they do, it'll probably be OOC. I do not get attached to characters, so I see no point in seeing them do things that they don't have to do for the main plot, especially in a non-canon situation like a fan comic.
However, seeing original characters in an existing world is pretty enjoyable for me, especially if it's an expansive world to begin with (for example, the Pokemon world, or one of the Final Fantasy worlds).
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Postby mosama » July 4th, 2011, 2:28 pm

It depends on who you ask! There is no wrong or right answer. Unprofessional/free websites usually tend to have audiences that like fan-comics more (like deviantart, sj, ext) Probably because younger audiences in general adore fan comics.

I personally like original comics more.
I can understand why people like fan comics though- because the people are already familiar with the characters and they've already been established.
I can also understand why people like original comics more- because you have complete creative control.
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Postby gevans1961 » July 4th, 2011, 2:33 pm

I think original comics are more interesting than fan comics.
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Postby Froken Keke » July 4th, 2011, 2:38 pm

Original, I find fan stuff just so damn uninteresting.
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Postby Palutena » July 4th, 2011, 3:17 pm

Both.

While I do like originals better, I have read some fan comics that are quite good.
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Postby Vitotamito » July 4th, 2011, 3:22 pm

I prefer Original Stuff.

Though, fan-based stuff CAN be very good. *cough*mokepon*cough*
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Postby Seven Rain » July 4th, 2011, 3:25 pm

mitchellbravo wrote:I prefer original material, because there are few series that I like enough to want to read fan material of them.

This. Err... Well it's not so much that I don't like things enough, it's just that I usually have no interest in seeing other peoples' renditions of something I love. And on top of that, many fan works have trouble keeping the characters in-character. The only time I enjoy fan work is when they can make the characters act how I'd imagine them acting if the creators themselves were the ones writing the fan work. (I make exceptions for Rule 34, but I'm still picky about some things.)

There are the occasional fanworks I enjoy. SMBZ is one of my favorites, mainly because of the action but also because Alvin manages to make all the characters act so believably. He's great at keeping everyone in-character.

Overall though, I prefer original stuff, and even when I enjoy fan works it simply makes me wish the author would put his talents to use with something of their own creation.
('Cept for SMBZ. That shit's golden.)
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Postby KLSeunnapha » July 6th, 2011, 3:15 pm

I like original stories much much more, I actually wish I could filter out the fan comics on sj so I could find the original ones easier. Almost as much as I want to somehow filter out the pointless BL, and I'm not saying that in a way to insult BL, I mean the ones that have no real storyline and just man on man action and therefor -to me- no point. I likes me some story lines thank you very much.
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Postby Guest » July 6th, 2011, 3:18 pm

I can enjoy a fan comic if it happens to be VERY well done story and art-wise, but I think I'll always lean toward original stories because,I don't know, I think it's cooler to make up your own world instead of building off an existing one.
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