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WIP Deep Red by kosm - T - ATLA Quest

Discussion in 'Anime, Cartoons, and Comics' started by Nemrut, Sep 11, 2018.

  1. Slipback

    Slipback Squib

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    Does anyone here still follow the quest? Last nights session was pretty intense.
     
  2. Saezots

    Saezots Groundskeeper

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    The latest chapter was brilliant.
     
  3. Plotless

    Plotless Professor

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    Kosm's patreon just hit the 3 sessions a week milestone, so expect more updates from now on.
     
  4. Slipback

    Slipback Squib

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    If you guys thought the previous updates were salty you haven't seen anything yet.
     
  5. Kravot

    Kravot Fourth Year

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    I actually quite enjoyed this update. I think Kosm is masterfully managing to give player choices and write them in a way that makes a coherent story - quite unusual considering this is a quest. While I'm bummed about the character choices player decided on in this chapter, it's because I'm invested in Akane. Kosm managed to make Akane a believable and interesting character. As a story I think this chapter will be able to elevate this work even higher - letting Akane get over this mental slump and get us out of the Fire Nation.
     
  6. Mutton

    Mutton Unspeakable

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    The way that the author played on the combination of waifu loving and cowardice in the questing base was beautiful.
     
  7. fontisian

    fontisian Sixth Year

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    Eh, I think it was more the players' desire to not get Akane killed than cowardice. Between the author confirming that Ozai would crush Akane in a fight and Ozai explicitly calling out the run to Iroh option, I can't really blame them. That genuine fear of Akane's death really added to the tension.

    The whole thing was written beautifully.
     
  8. Mutton

    Mutton Unspeakable

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    I mean, the choice has been building for a while. Are you going to stand here and tell the world to move or was all your bluster not from principles after all? There's plenty of routes the player base could have found themselves on where they either adapt principles that let them survive and play to them or stkic to their guns even as Ozai bears down. They tried to split the difference in front of Satan and he took them to town for it.

    This is great characterization for Akane! She's human, she tries and she fails due to what is a true built in character flaw (that she resents the shit out of Zuko). I give massive accolades to Kosm for it, building real tension and consequences that feel self inflicted rather than Fiat.
     
  9. throwaawy

    throwaawy Third Year

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    i’ve been reading this on and off (not following the thread/update notices just going back to it every now and then) and I’ve really been enjoying how the author uses Ozai to call out the hive mind.

    it’s not nearly as dramatic as the Jan update but

    struck me as another warning flag. We’ll have to see if/how it gets acknowledged.