Creators of the FC, what is a piece that you are particularly proud of, but didn’t quite get the reaction you were hoping for. Text, audio, animation, stories, images, comics, whatever.
Here’s your chance to shill for yourself. Post your image or link your animation/text and let me know why it’s your fav, and why you think it may have missed its mark.
I’ll go first.
Why It’s One of My Favs
I love this comic because the foals look so miserable. The first panel puts them in a nondescript place, and the fact that the green foal can hear its mummah means they are so close to rescue.
Cue the second panel. The box the foals are in are on top of a garbage can. A simple task for a human to reach into (or put the box on the ground) but an insurmountable obstacle to a fluffy.
The mare is desperately looking for her foals and can hear them. She’s shaved, poked, prodded, and marked. She’s survived abuse but her only thought now that she’s away from her abusers is to save her babbehs. The phrase “so close yet so far” springs to mind.
She can hear them, but can’t see them. Even if she does eventually figure out they are in the cardboard box, there’s nothing she can do. She’d be wary to ask any humans for help after what she just recently went through. The best she could hope for is to slump down next to the garbage can, try to console her foals, and hope a helpful human comes to save the day. Maybe poke and shake the garbage can and take the risks that her foals survive the tumble. Most likely, though, she’ll sit next to the garbage as her foals struggle out their last words and succumb to the elements, only a foot or two away, but impossible to reach.
Why I think It Didn’t Land:
I tried tying it into the Stomping Day Theme contest when it is not related at all. The text I added was unrelated and I think just confused people. Stomping Day was already a foreign concept to some. Making a comic called “Stomping Day Preparations” was just a poor decision all around. This should’ve just been a stand alone with the images speaking for themselves.
Hopefully some people will share. Give one of your favorite creations a second shot at life! I’d love to hear why you love a piece of yours that you feel may have gotten overlooked. If it’s a long comic or text story, please link it in your comment, otherwise, I’m 99% sure you can embed images into comments just like you can with Topics.