Summary #1 - Part I
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Miaubol
11th Jul 2018, 1:07 AM

Okay, story summary time-
What has happened till now, in #1, #2 and #3.

There will be six such summary pages in total, beginning with #1 part I.

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I also had to add or change some things in #1-

First, in order to keep the prologue part (year 24878) more clearly separated from the main part (year 24985), I added a prologue title page right before the prologue and a main part title page right before the main part.


Then some fixes of page 7, 11 and 12. No change of content, just some additional or altered text to make some things clearer.

Page 7:
-Last panel, "Reed Colla Borsoi Weller" is replaced by "the station commander, Reed Colla Borsoi Weller". "I think you know him" is removed, as it doesn't really make much sense anyway.

Page 11:
-For some reason I forgot to draw the interceptors (which were introduced on page 6) in the original version xD. That is fixed now, the interceptors are now present also on this page (panel 2, 6 and 7).
-Added text in panel 2 and 3 now shows what they intended to do (ship inspection, help with repairs).
-Last panel, some more text added, that the ship is faster than the interceptors.
-some minor alterations of wording (panel 4 and 7).

Page 12:
Panel 1, some added text saying that the Groolars shall do the ship inspection (which the Kordinars so heroically missed out).
Last panel: added speechbubble at the very end as conclusion (and what this comic in the very end is about): "looks like we must figure it out (how to stop the apocalypse) all by ourselves"
-some minor alterations of wording (panel 1, 2, 3, 6 and 8).

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Greenwood Goat
11th Jul 2018, 2:07 AM

As far as Groolar goes, I'd favour the term "despotism" over "dictatorship" as it better encompasses the lack of order, and rule according to Kobolt's whim. The terms "kleptocracy" or "bandit state" also come to mind, as does old-fashioned "tyranny". And how about "daimonarchy"? Oh, and it should be "Democracy, similar to Kordinar".

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Miaubol
15th Jul 2018, 11:13 PM

There is some form of law and order on Groolar. at least in theory.

Yes, those words describe it quite well. Authoritarian fits nicely too (while Walderon would rather be totalitarian). "Bandit state" or "mafia state" is what Alph would say.

The title of #4 will indeed be Tyranny, as that is what Kordinar pretty much is like right now. So one could indeed say that Groolar is "Democracy, similar to Kordinar" :P

But back then, in #1, "Dictatorship" was the only officially accepted term, as there was no agreement on what the heck was actually going on, just that President Karla Anvil decided to get rid of the democracy system, to "be better able to handle the political corruption and organized criminality on the planet."

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Amalockh1
11th Jul 2018, 2:19 AM

A very nice plot summary, Miaubol!

Maybe I should do something similar for my comic version of Jack and the Beanstalk, considering the immense amount of things that happened since the very beginning of the story...

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Miaubol
15th Jul 2018, 11:14 PM

Thanks :D

I'd definitely recommend that, I must admit I have lost track of a lot of things in your interactive comic, and I don't really have any idea or plan on what would be best to do. ..but maybe that's the point anyway, everything goes to hell no matter which option we pick?

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Amalockh1
18th Jul 2018, 5:12 AM

I think I will include a plot summary in the next chapter as some sort of intermission.

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Sovember
11th Jul 2018, 5:54 AM

Wooh great summary and looking forward to the rest :)) . Brings back some good memories of the epic journey xD

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Miaubol
15th Jul 2018, 11:17 PM

Thanks :))
Yes, memories, the good and the bad and the very ugly ones.

These summaries were bound to happen, after all, with 200+ pages, starting 3 years ago, it may be hard or impossible to remember everything. And it's also a nice thing for new readers who may want to jump right in to the current pages, instead of having to "work" through the entire archive first.

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DizzasterJuice
11th Jul 2018, 6:16 AM

Poor Pete. We don't have to see his brain getting fried again do we?

On second thought, YES we do! lol j/k

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Miaubol
15th Jul 2018, 11:18 PM

*Some* of it will be shown next week, that he gets in touch with something horrifying and destructive, and that he dies. The nasty parts like what he ends up looking like remains "bonus material" for those who're reading the actual pages.

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dubiz senju
11th Jul 2018, 12:06 PM

Oh god! I remember that horrid scene where Pete got toasted,this summary brings back good and sad memories

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Miaubol
15th Jul 2018, 11:20 PM

R.i.p. Pete, you'll never be forgotten. We'll always remember you, and how you went .. D:

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ChilPhil
11th Jul 2018, 5:08 PM

Reliving the old times all over again. Oh, maybe we will get to see Isty again.

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Miaubol
15th Jul 2018, 11:21 PM

The good old times...

Yes, most definitely, Isty will be around (poor Alph).

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AmeliaP
11th Jul 2018, 8:23 PM

Great summary! I remember everything that happened in this story until now, but it's good to check the names (I remember Alph, Pete, Reed and, of course, Kobold... Oops, Kobolt XD - LOL I remember my typo issue with Kobolt too.).

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Miaubol
15th Jul 2018, 11:26 PM

Thanks :))

I must admit I suck at names, so I really love such summaries, or character pages. Or, I remember the name, but not the right spelling........... ;P

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Seabiscuit
12th Jul 2018, 3:40 AM

Ohhh, a summary!
Gosh, it feels like... I don't know. Last month or something. How has so much time passed?
Ahh... Pete... :(

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Miaubol
15th Jul 2018, 11:27 PM

Three years, actually almost four O.O
Where did time go?? D:

Yes, Pete.......

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Dera Nuel
13th Jul 2018, 7:14 PM

Great!! This was very helpful in refreshing my memory. Stuff like this are quite necessary.

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Miaubol
15th Jul 2018, 11:29 PM

Thanks :D

Yes, I figured it was time for posting summaries, 200+ pages is a lot.

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dougwarner59
14th Jul 2018, 3:04 AM

good idea having a pictorial summary; I never though about doing something like that.

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Miaubol
15th Jul 2018, 11:32 PM

I noticed I'm so much more likely to read a page when there are pictures added to it. Just text and I may just go like- ok, that's a lot of text, I'll read it ..sometime later. I figured other readers may be like that as well ;)

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AugustaCaesar
14th Jul 2018, 6:36 AM

Excellent recapitulation! Like flipping through an old photo album of years gone by. I dunno if I relate more to Alph's angry Professor or broken ankle. But I do feel a tingle of inspiration to do something along these lines (oh, who am I kidding - I am going to do another one of those God damned flashbacks!)!

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Miaubol
15th Jul 2018, 11:35 PM

Thanks :))

The photo album from back then when the world was still all right D:

I fear I'd relate most to Alph's bad talk, I'm guilty of something like that myself too O.O

Well, up to you ;)

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Jason Moon
15th Jul 2018, 8:30 AM

That table would scare me too, yeesh!

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Miaubol
15th Jul 2018, 11:36 PM

well at least they didn't tie him to it. but still D:

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