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Postby jcmoorehead » Mon Oct 24, 2016 1:27 pm

No illicit relations? I'll give each of the couples half an hour before they're doing it. Although that might just be my dirty mind talking :P

In seriousness, really nice to see this back and I enjoyed the chapter. Looks like things are starting to move forward, wonder where it will lead from now onwards.

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Postby GrummanCat » Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:40 pm

Hello everyone. Welcome to the new discussion thread EVA-303 is (not) dead.

It has been quite a while since I had anything to say. I feel beyond low-key at this point. The one thing I have always clung to is a personal insistence that EVA-303 is NOT dead. It would be finished. The best most important things I wanted to show are still to come and there are probably less than 5 chapters left to go! After pushing it through for so many years(!) I can honestly say that I finally became full-fledged burnt out. :sniffle:

I honestly have no idea how many of my readers are still here. Names like Bagheera, Eric Blair, JCmoorehead, Chaddyman, Literary Eagle, PWHodges, the list literally goes on and on. But... just in case the old crew has been better at keeping with it than me, I wanted to start talking again.

I'm coming up on a milestone on my DA account and I have decided- since EVA is still a major portion of what made me at all, to use the occasion to re-launch EVA-303 for the final push.

And that's where you all come in.


It comes down to this- even before I got burnt out on EVA, I had this feeling that I was somehow losing my way. And the last thing I wanted to do was finish EVA-303 with a whimper. I spent too much time bitching at Anno to do that myself. The last few chapters (particularly Rei/Kaworu chapter 18 and 19) didn't seem to resonate the way classic chapters from Volume 2 did. Volume 2 had some stuff I was really proud of, particularly the struggle between Shinji and Asuka and the way it was resolved.

So PLEASE, gentle readers, if you still have your memories of EVA-303 and what you liked about it, please talk to me. What made EVA-303 great for you and why did you keep reading it? What do you remember most fondly? What did you want to see more of? When was EVA-303 at its best?

Don't get me wrong- I still know how the story ends, but how exactly we get there, I want to hear from you! Please. :bigeyes:

EVA-303 needs a restart and I need a reconnection with my readers, if in fact you are still there.
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Postby ChaddyManPrime » Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:32 am

I like how you dealt with Shinji and Asuka blossoming love. It had just the right amount of angst. It's honestly the only relationship I've ever had serious interest in, in Eva, and you've done it well.
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Postby GrummanCat » Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:36 am

It feels like I'm gaining interest again, which is the main reason I'm here. :D

I'm letting it grow stably and healthily. Within the next day or so, I'll be drawing some random stuff and writing the rest of the scenes for Chapter 20.
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Postby jcmoorehead » Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:49 am

Meant to reply to this yesterday. Well for me I liked the concept, it's always interesting to see people take Eva and put it into a different setting as you did. Aside from that I really enjoyed the relationships in the story, I thought it was handled well and the way the story developed was good.

(Also the fan-service was also very very good too :tongue: )

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Postby Literary Eagle » Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:51 pm

Nice to hear from you again, GrummanCat! I think the way you've developed Shinji and Asuka's relationship has been interesting so far, and I especially liked that you accomplished it without treating Rei and Kaworu like garbage (character bashing is one of my biggest pet peeves in fan fiction). I look forward to finding out where you'll take the story next! ^_^
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Postby ChaddyManPrime » Fri Sep 22, 2017 2:14 pm

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Postby pwhodges » Fri Sep 22, 2017 2:44 pm

I look forward to the revival of your enthusiasm.

I was particularly pleased with the way you got Shinji and Asuka together in the end. As I recall (but I'd need to go back to remind myself, so this might not be very appropriate), I felt that the following chapters were to some extent coasting through setting up what's still to come. But certainly I would be delighted to see a new continuation!
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Postby GrummanCat » Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:20 pm

Thank you guys for checking in! My more vocal readers have been the life blood of this comic and without you I doubt I could keep it up.

I have been on my own quest to reconnect with the elements that I thought worked about EVA-303 but hearing from others somehow makes it sink in more.

I feel really good that the things I still have to say will resonate with my readers and the elements of the climax will cause a lot of discussion. There are still a lot of things big things that are going to happen but people have no idea. They will probably be excited to see them.

Most of the remaining character angst still takes place between you-know-who but it's not rehash. I'm hoping to dig in to both Asuka/Kaji and Mistao/Kaji in the new chapter.
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Postby GrummanCat » Tue Sep 26, 2017 12:22 pm

Fans of aerial dogfighting should be pleased. The chapter opens with Mistao mixing it up with her pupils (and we get to see Misato actually flying something :w00t: )
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Postby xanderkh » Sun Oct 01, 2017 4:39 pm

Sorry for the late reply, been busy myself, not dead. XD

But YES GrummanCat, I am excited for the newest chapters of Eva 303. When it comes to heart-warming Eva fics in the fandom, yours are comics that I look forward to in terms of our favorite characters coming out stronger and better than before.

Your stories are dramatic, graphic in emotion, but heartwarming that make us so happy that our favorite characters find that little sense of peace and happiness that we all hope to achieve someday. :)
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Postby GrummanCat » Mon Oct 02, 2017 12:30 am

Thanks Xander! Your words mean a lot.

It's funny how creativity can run like a river. For most of the last year, doing ANYthing on EVA-303 felt like going to the doctor. Then I'm laying in bed 2 nights ago, trying to fall asleep when suddenly I'm writing the big Misato/Kaji reunion scene in my head! Woah, I've figured out how to connect (spoiler plot point) to (spoiler plot point)! And just like that I'm downstairs writing the scene out on actual paper because I turned my computer off. To hell with work tomorrow. :P

I'm still not at the point yet where I am ready to draw the actual panels, but this has been building for a while. It kinda feels like it did way back when I was originally starting the comic- lots of preparation work and writing before the actual drawing.
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