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most ultra by VanHeist most ultra by VanHeist
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 
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lokiawolf Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I want that t-shirt....
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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.
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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.
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EyeXstaplesXundone Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014
Mary Sue Ultrabitch sounds like a villain lol
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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! 
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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".
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ThePoeticDragon Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
xDDD
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.
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Bolt-the-Wolf-Real Featured By Owner May 21, 2013
I couldn't help but lol at this
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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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