Thank you

2nd Mar 2021, 12:09 PM in Chapter 10: Invisible Circus
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Thank you

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Serious Engineering Team! 2nd Mar 2021, 11:34 PM
Serious Engineering Team!
We have two comics going right now -
http://hierarchyofgenres.thecomicseries.com/
http://bloodyfinewake.thecomicseries.com/
And a third series we're developing called Evening Traffic.
You can follow all our work here-
https://www.deviantart.com/chartreusenoir
https://www.patreon.com/SeriousEngineering

Comments:

skm 2nd Mar 2021, 2:46 PM
Are you working on other comics? If so, where can I track them?
Serious Engineering Team! 2nd Mar 2021, 11:32 PM
Serious Engineering Team!
We have two comics going right now -
http://hierarchyofgenres.thecomicseries.com/
http://bloodyfinewake.thecomicseries.com/
And a third series we're developing called Evening Traffic.
You can follow all our work here-
https://www.deviantart.com/chartreusenoir
https://www.patreon.com/SeriousEngineering
GMan003 2nd Mar 2021, 6:34 PM
GMan003
Well, can't say I'm not sad to see this. Serious Engineering was one of my favorites.

But it does sound like it was for the best. That summary of where it was going does seem like it would lost its spark; better to end it now than let it drag out.

I'll copy skm's sentiment - do be sure to let us know what you end up working on next. I'm sure, now that you've got some more experience under your belts, it'll be even better.
Serious Engineering Team! 2nd Mar 2021, 11:31 PM
Serious Engineering Team!
Thank you for your kind words. It means a lot.
We have two comics going right now -
http://hierarchyofgenres.thecomicseries.com/
http://bloodyfinewake.thecomicseries.com/
And a third series we're developing called Evening Traffic.
You can follow all our work here-
https://www.deviantart.com/chartreusenoir
https://www.patreon.com/SeriousEngineering
Samwinters 2nd Mar 2021, 11:37 PM
Ah, sorry to hear that. I was really hoping for a pro-noia redemption being in the cards, but yeah... corporate evil is just too... mundanely real these days.
Mark N 3rd Mar 2021, 4:53 AM
Thank you for thinking of your readers and giving us the information of what was to come. For what its worth, I think you made the right choice. A pleasent memory of a loved thing is better than going down a twisted rabbit hole and just torturing yourselves. We love your work and stick with it no mater what form you give it. But does that mean that the three character's you made based off of the guys is for the new comic?
Vik Machacku 3rd Mar 2021, 10:58 AM
Vik Machacku
Hello. Yes, it does. These three characters, named Orson, Jude, and Trevor, will be the main cast of the Evening Traffic, a scificomic inspired by solarpunk, the utopia-like concept for sustainable future, and the visual style of vaporwave. In responses above, Ran posted links to our other projects and we will make sure to post a link to Evening Traffic once ot has its own page as well, as so far it's only in pre-production.
The characters are incredibly loosely based in the cast of SE, and wehn I say loosely I mean LOOSELY. Evening Traffic is in no way related to SE. It's a low key scifi slice of life with androids, episodical style (as in Hell Girl, or the original format for CowboyBebop). It will be both fun and dark in places and we hope you will enjoy it.
Andrew_C 3rd Mar 2021, 10:33 PM
Andrew_C
Well, sad to see it go, but as you said best to end it now before it descended into a mess. I enjoyed it while it lasted and it had some good ideas that I hope you will explore somewhere else. And creating a relatable (sympathetic is perhaps the wrong word) villain protagonist is hard at the best of times.

Thanks for the story
Jessie Blue 4th Mar 2021, 6:18 AM
Jessie Blue
While I'm sad the story won't continue I think the first part stands pretty well on it's own. I was much more invested in Corelle as a character and her storyline. I thought it was going to be more about the prosthetics and the weird disease, I was interested in Quen's and Vicktor's relationship and backstory but not so much the Pro-noia stuff (but I also started reading when the Iron Tahoe league was still part of the storyline).

Looking forward to what you will do next! Glad you are leaving this story up for posterity, I really liked Corelle (and the bit with the crazy sheep chair and the underground arcade I thought was gold).
Guest 4th Mar 2021, 12:42 PM
I’m sorry to see this end. It was getting very real, and yes - ‘real’ can be ugly; more the reason to show it to the world as a warning. Seeing a toxic and abusive relationship exposed can result in warning signals sent to a reader naively caught in such a situation themselves.

I be liege this is important to show, and you demonstrated the perception and the talent to get this type of message across. It’s not easy, and there’s a cost to the author. Do authors have such a responsibility?

Not my question to answer.

But this is powerful work which can positively affect people - and WARN them of the Bezos in the world. I wouldn’t rewrite it in any form, and I would wish you didn’t let it die.

Thanks for what you have done - it’s been illuminating.
...(RockB) 6th Mar 2021, 5:05 AM
...(RockB)
My! While I would have liked some back stories of Quen and Viktor, most of the rest sounds less appealing. I can see that it didn't evolve in the direction of a helpful kind of mafia.

Anyway, IMHO it's a good point to end the story there. It's kind of an open end but one can imagine that the background stories were told to Megumi or by Megumi and then Corelle begins to do Serious Engineering for Quen's PN. At least that was my idea of what could have followed involving Megumi.

Then, there is Emily Gahn. Would she try to take revenge (and get killed) or try to go in the underground (and get killed)? And how would Corelle see all this?

Anyway, best of luck for the rewrite and the other comics.
Karl W 7th Mar 2021, 3:43 PM
Sorry to hear it, but thanks for all the hard work you've put in so far. I greatly enjoyed it! I don't think I agree with your decision on Quen, but that's your call to make. And it sounds like the plot was bogged down; just as good to quit while you're ahead I guess. Once again, thank you for such an engaging work.
Lloyd 7th Mar 2021, 7:44 PM
Thank you for creating and posting Serious Engineering. It was interesting and I enjoyed it from when I first found it. Thank you also for letting us know its fate, much better for us (and you) to know that the decision to wrap up was an actual decision and not just a fizzle. I'll keep an eye out for your other works.