You're Ranked 1 now!
Let's see how you do with your newly appointed throne and title
and the thought of being targeted by not just the contestants
but the rest
of the school!
Give it up for the new Ranks 2 & 3
You've done great!
Let's see you both come out on top next time!
Final Round Critiques:S-SamJam
First of all - This was a massive entry! While the scope of your entry was impressive, it was ultimately a major flaw. In theory, it was awesome, but it was just too ambitious, meaning there was far too much work for you to complete in the amount of time you were given, and as a result the visuals majorly suffered. It was very difficult to discern who was who once the characters no longer had features, and this made it hard to trudge through such a brilliantly written entry. It was confusing and unfortunately dampened the experience overall. The story could have been condensed into half the amount of pages and the entry would have likely looked far more presentable. However, there was one upside to this, and it was that the stripped down art did make it even more clear how well your panels were composed. The way your scenes were staged was very cinematic and we're positive that if the art had been more finished, your entry would have looked absolutely bombastic. We only wish that the visuals would have done the story justice.
That brings us to the biggest strength of this entry: Your story was incredibly well-written. You had some very interesting subplots going on, tons of great character development and character interactions, and some very cool individual moments that were befitting of a grand finale. Once again, you nailed every character's personality, and your dialogue was really well-written. From the first round to the last round, Edmund's character arc was seen all the way to its natural conclusion, and so was the entire story. It definitely felt like a proper ending. It's worth noting, though, that we felt a lack of interaction between Edmund and his actual opponents, Cecil and Zalika. While there was plenty of focus on those two, we felt they should have had more involvement with Edmund himself. This ties into the entry's problem of overambitiousness. We can tell you wanted to do everybody's characters justice and represent the whole school, but you could have benefited a lot from zeroing in on what was really important - That is, Edmund and his opponents. The parallel between Edmund and Vivi was well done, but it ended up feeling more like Vivi was Edmund's opponent this round instead of Cecil and Zalika.
Overall, you wrote a story that we only wish could have been presented in a state that was worthy of its excellence. It was still a great finale, and, like all of your entries, we could tell you put your all into it. You gave us some really fantastic stuff over the course of this tournament and it was a pleasure having you. Congratulations on your win!
---Nikkydash & Marche-Towers
Unfortunately, it's difficult to critique an incomplete story since we can only judge based on actual pages rather than the given script. We regret that you were unable to present your entry in a more completed state, but what you did have was an enjoyable, although confusing, read. Cecil & Zalika's dynamic carried the entry and there were many laughs to be had, as usual. Their character arcs came to a heartwarming conclusion and the epilogue was a nice touch. However, because of the missing pages, the story was difficult to follow. Important story beats were missing and the necessary showdown between Edmund & the duo was not present at all. Much of what you did have was talking heads (meaning that it mainly consisted of characters standing in a blank space talking to each other), and the ending felt very rushed as a result of the missing pages. Your dialogue was still funny as always and the inclusion of the other SOHK students was a nice sendoff, especially with your characters' previous opponents getting proper closure with Cecil & Zalika. We're sure that if circumstances had been more ideal, you two could have delivered a great final entry, but as it stands, it was unfortunately too incomplete and insubstantial overall.
Over the course of the tournament, you gave us some great, snappy entries that made us laugh and feel for your hilarious duo. Their character dynamic was always interesting and the evolution of their relationship was compelling to follow. We only wish that the two of them could have gotten the finale they deserved. While you may not have gotten the win, you two still made it all the way to the finals, and produced some excellent comics along the way that were a joy to read - It was a pleasure having you!
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Last but not least
A HUGE Thank You to all those who've participated as well!
We can tell that were was a lot of hard work, effort, and time put in from a lot of you!
We've seen some great things from everyone, and we're more than proud to see the improvements that were made over time!
We couldn't have done this without you!
"ᵂᵉᶫᶫ, ʷᵃˢ ᵀᴴᴬᵀ ʷʰᵃᵗ ʸᵒᵘ ʰᵃᵈ ᵖᶫᵃᶰᶰᵉᵈ﹖"
"ᴵ ˢᵉᵉ, ˢʰᵉ ᶜᵃᶰ'ᵗ ᵗᵃᵏᵉ ᶜᵒᵛᵉʳ ᵇʸ ʰᶦᵈᶦᶰᵍ ᵇᵉʰᶦᶰᵈ ʰᵉʳ ᵗᶦᵗᶫᵉ ᵃᶰʸᵐᵒʳᵉ⋅ ᵂʰᵃᵗ ᵈᵒ ʸᵒᵘ ᵖᶫᵃᶰ ᵒᶰ ᵈᵒᶦᶰᵍ ᶰᵉˣᵗ﹖"
"⋅ ⋅ ⋅"
"ᵀʰᵃᵗ⋅⋅ ᵀʰᵃᵗ ᵈᵒᵉˢᶰ'ᵗ ˢᵒᵘᶰᵈ⁻⁻ ᵂᵉᶫᶫ⋅ ᴵ ʷᵒᶰ'ᵗ ˢᵗᵒᵖ ʸᵒᵘ⋅ ᴬᶠᵗᵉʳ ᵃᶫᶫ, ᵗʰᶦˢ ᶦˢ ʷʰᵃᵗ ʸᵒᵘ'ᵛᵉ ʷᵃᶰᵗᵉᵈ ᵗᵒ ᵈᵒ ˢᶦᶰᶜᵉ ᵗʰᵉ ᵇᵉᵍᶦᶰᶰᶦᶰᵍ, ᶦˢᶰ'ᵗ ᶦᵗ﹖"
"ᴰᵒᶰ'ᵗ ʸᵒᵘ ᵗʰᶦᶰᵏ ᵗʰᵃᵗ'ˢ ᵃ ᵇᶦᵗ ᵐᵉˢˢᵉᵈ ᵘᵖ﹖"
"ᵂᵉ ᶜᵃᶰ ᵗᵃᶫᵏ ᵗᵒ ʰᶦᵐ ᵃᶫᶫ ʷᵉ ʷᵃᶰᵗ, ᵇᵘᵗ ʸᵒᵘ ᵏᶰᵒʷ ʰᵉ ʷᵒᶰ'ᵗ ˢᵗᵒᵖ ᵘᶰᵗᶦᶫ ʰᵉ ᵍᵉᵗˢ ᶦᵗ⋅"
"ᴬʰʰ⋅⋅ ᴵ ᶠᵉᵉᶫ ᵃ ᵇᶦᵗ ˢᵒʳʳʸ ᶠᵒʳ ʰᵉʳ⋅⋅"