Comic 125 - Page 119

1st Nov 2019, 3:00 PM in Interlude: Doctor Doctor!!
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Sketch_Armstrong 1st Nov 2019, 3:00 PM edit delete
Alright, so this page is pretty exciting for me. It's a big result of a long time spent drafting Max's Afterburn, and you actually have enough information to tell what Max's is now, but I'm structuring it assuming you aren't going to deduce it immediately, since I've hidden said information in here pretty effectively.

Still, there's four things I'll draw attention to, for those of you who actually read these "developer commentaries," so to speak.

>Max goes so fast he can't see around him
>The heartrate monitor's rate spiking
>the second measurement on the readout there, isn't actually changing in intensity, only rate. As if its "time" is being "compressed"
>the fact that Max could overload the EKG, while essentially standing still, and not breaking out a sweat

If you've read One Piece, or Kengan Asura, you might be aware of the concept of "overclocking the heart" and, well no. I can't say more than that. You DO have enough information to deduce his Afterburn now, but like Max, you probably haven't.

As far as small details, I like the non diagetic little puff of "brain fog" over him in panel 1. And the sound effect in panel 8 indicates that the sound of water hissing IS diagetic. It's just a small thing, but I'm really running with the "fire" metaphors, and that runs to the extinguishing aspect.

Though I will say to know what to read into, and what not to. Sally laid out the rules in chapter 4, and those ARE the rules. You can only do five things.
>Overheat (the three preceding options, at once)

To be honest, I'm a huge fan of early dragon ball, and the mystic elements to it. I loved that about Super, and in turn, there's a lot of just weird visual elements to Burning/EG|WT, that aren't ever going to be explained.

Like, I'll eventually explain how all those bits I listed earlier, relate to, and show, Max's Afterburn, yes. But as far as *why* he's got them swirling into him like a spiral? I dunno. It just looks cool. And you can deduce what's what, by referring back to chapter 4. If it falls under something Sally explained, then it's Burning and solid rules. If it doesn't, then it's mysticism.

Anyway, last page is up next.
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