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if you follow me on twitter, you knew this was coming maybe perhaps.

just to be clear, this is totally a snarky lark...yesterday i was given a link to a Bomango discussion on 4chan. It was pretty illuminating to read for a couple of reasons. For one thing, it's very bizarre to see my stuff discussed outside of dA and all. I just generally assume I'm known here and nowhere else. Silly, i know, but i kinda live on an island, so...

But it was also an interesting read because it highlighted a lot of points about "Bomango" that are very frustrating to an audience, and to a creator as well. The 3 C's: Canon, Continuity, and Chronology. I will be the first to admit that I've really come at this "series" and its characters in a VERY sideways manner, creating one-shots, what-ifs, and developing characters absent of a cohesive storyline. The result is (i think) fun characters with personality and a certain amount of development both visually and characteristically, but without a solid foundation, reference, or ultimately a goal of any kind. I've hinted at things, flirted with ideas, but I've yet to present a full narrative and that does screw with people.

Also it turns out that Gogo is either a pretty cool brown-skinned muscle-y girl with fun speech and attitude, or a very frustratingly presented walking fetish, or perhaps retarded, or whatever. I guess people are going to have different opinions about such things.

On the whole, I'm glad I was given a peek outside my usual internet stomping grounds. Minus a troll or two, it seemed like people had a generally positive reaction to this "non-comic" i've got going on, but are often thwarted in their enjoyment by me messing around and not committing to the aforementioned 3 C's.

Final note: "Mary Sue Ultrabitch" was a phrase I read and immediately thought made an excellent t-shirt. Whether or not you think Gogo qualifies as such is entirely your opinion, but it sure sounds cool :)
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korandragonkin Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014
The Monkey With the Nosebleed 
lokiawolf Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I want that t-shirt....
Nahuel8 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014
Fav, drop it there,remember to pick it up or this could get a little dirty 'round here :3.
skin2279 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I read somewhere, in art you have to learn the rules, master them ...

... then forget them.
EyeXstaplesXundone Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014
Mary Sue Ultrabitch sounds like a villain lol
LiaHansen Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Student Artist
I actually really like the way you've released Bomango. The characters are all strong enough to stand without an over-arching plot line, and the varied format really allows you to see all sides of them. The short one-shot comics show their personalities in a fun and funny way, while the longer stories often delve deeper into their... unique relationships. The epic wordless "what-if" pictures are awesome in their own right.

Of course, I would also love to see them in a longer adventure in which we might find out a little bit Gogo's past, and of course her plans to turn into a dragon and destroy us all. But whatever, I'm happy as long as you keep on doing what you're doing. :)
I salute you! 
startrek89 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013
For me as a German person, I think her speech sounds much like a German dialect. Not only because of the "ja" she frequently uses, it's her syntax, too. It could also be somewhat eastern Europe. As far as I know German and Cyrillic languages sound a lot alike to foreign people. She could have roots there, from what I can see she could be some kind of incarnation of a Germanic God(dess). Who knows:) In the end she just chose the roughest languages as her Dialect. But one way or the other it fits her perfectly. Oh and I would never think she is retarded just a little immature.
So to put it in a nutshell or as we say "lange Rede, kurzer Sinn", she is a very complicated, mysterious character, but that makes her the great person she is. She deserves to be called "most ultra".
ThePoeticDragon Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
One of my favorite things about Gogo is that she ALWAYS has a shirt on that says something controversial/inappropriate/hilarious that fits her personality, and hardly ever a blank one, if she ever has a blank one.
Bolt-the-Wolf-Real Featured By Owner May 21, 2013
I couldn't help but lol at this
Kapalsky Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
It's always hard for an artist / creator to see its work judged, especially on the interwebs. The comics and related artworks already establish the characters and the mood of the universe, and compose a formidable field of experimentations and stories, it doesn't always need to lead on something huge, absolutely cohesive, or let's say more substantial.
I think every artist should do the stuff they want before deciding to move on something bigger.

By the way, I just discovered your work, it's freakin' amazing.
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