Q&A #1 - The Author

June 13th, 2019, 2:00 pm

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Reply MouseWithADinosaurTail, June 7th, 2019, 4:52 pm

And the final part of the q&a, featuring questions answered by me! ^w^ That's all for Q&A #1. Thanks so much to everyone who participated! It was a ton of fun. Since we managed to finish the q&a early, the next chapter will be coming out early, too! Tune in on Saturday at 3pm for the first page of the next chapter of FYR!

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Reply AssaultBird2454, June 8th, 2019, 6:12 pm

Ooh wow... The CPU in your computer must be way smaller than anyone can imagine... Intel would kill for that kind of Tech! Keep whoever made it a secret. Cause it might get nasty
Intel, and AMD are at war for smaller CPU processes... And your friend might be a target!

Edit: Assuming you mean "Yes, it's a mouse-sized computer"

Reply Dotpoint, June 13th, 2019, 3:59 pm

Warning, honest opinion ahead!

I liked the Q&A, we got to see behind and into the comic and thank you for that. I was pleasently surprised when you announced the Q&A and we got the chance to ask.

But then also there was a tight schedule as well, only about week from opening to posting. Maybe for the next Q&A there could be a little more heads-up so fans could participate better.

I totally understand that Patrons get the first picks of questions, and I think it's their right, but it unfortinetly seemed like only Patrons got to ask questions. They had a lot to ask aswell, which (I think) led to early closing.

Yes, not all questions can be answered, but some fan questions could be combined into one themed question, trying to please as many as possible (gl with that). Maybe limit the questions to one per person.

I love the fast pacing of the comic, but the Q&A (not comic) showed some hints of quite a haste.

All in all, Q&A1 was good. And I'm not making this because my question didn't get answered, it was thrown in for comic relief mostly.

Thank you very much for this comic and I hope Chapter 4 will be even better than last one.

Reply MouseWithADinosaurTail, June 13th, 2019, 6:01 pm

@Dotpoint: Hello Dotpoint! Thank you very much for your thoughts! Since you took the time to share them, I just wanted to take the time to acknowledge them as well! :3

I received 110 questions for the q&a. Of them all, only 19 of those questions came from patrons. Only two of my eight patrons at the time contributed to the q&a (Tasman and ZeroProStudios). The q&a was open to patrons a week before the public, and before it opened to the public, there was a scary lack of questions to answer. It wasn't patrons who caused the q&a to close early, it was the massive influx of questions from the public. Of all the questions answered (56 in total), only 28% came from patrons, so it wasn't only patrons who got to ask questions.

I tried my absolute hardest to answer as many questions as possible. However, there were issues of people across different websites asking the same question, people asking spoiler questions, or people asking questions that just wouldn't have been as interesting to answer as others. And again, we got 110 questions. While I was drawing this q&a, which ate up a week and a half of my art time, I was also still drawing pages of Finding Your Roots and Adventure Club. On top of that, at the time I had commissions to draw as well. I also work 7 hour shifts five days a week and am currently trying to force my two rabbits to fall in love, which takes a good chunk of time out of the day, along with just taking care of them in general. And on top of all THAT, I'm home from school now and have been spending time socializing with my family and friends, since I don't socialize with anyone but my own animals at school. Tl;dr, I'm very busy. >w< The q&a was extremely fun to do, and I absolutely was happy to do it! But it was also very time consuming and put me behind schedule for the most important thing- comic pages. So when it came to only half of the questions being answered, there was honestly nothing I could really do.

I'm sorry the q&a closed early, but I'm personally satisfied with the amount of questions we answered. I hope you'll find more satisfaction with the next one, and I will take your suggestion under wing to give a heads up in advance for when a q&a is coming up so people can have questions ready! And I promise not to close it early again without warning, though it will probably be open for a shorter time if I do that. But again, thank you very much for your thoughts. Hopefully we can answer more questions when I do a q&a while at school, since I have a lot more free time there!

Reply Dotpoint, June 14th, 2019, 4:10 am

@MouseWithADinosaurTail: Right, I didn't realise the other channels for asking the questions… I was just looking from SmackJeeves. My bad.

Maybe limit next time questions asking to a single website, such as Nuzlocke Forums. It'll help avoiding duplicate questions and it gives some advertising to the site, which can lead people finding a whole lot of other artists' comics.

Again, I love that FYR is posted 3 times a week. But if you need time for yourself, take it. This is the only comic I've read which announces posting early, because author can't wait.

Reply MouseWithADinosaurTail, June 14th, 2019, 6:13 am

@Dotpoint: Id be hesitant to limit questions to a single website, because I don't think that would help the problem a ton? It would just deter people from participating, and duplicate questions would still happen, since about four people asked Cedar and Shelly what they think the egg is gonna hatch into on smackjeeves alone. >w< There's not a ton I can do about duplicate questions especially if people don't check the comments to see if their question has been asked, but it seems quite a few commenters were happy to see that their un-accepted question was answered anyway, just for another person? Cause they got to find out the answer anyway. That was at least the case over on deviantart!

Again, there isn't much I can do to try to answer every single question. I just got too many, and I assume the number of questions we get for q&as will only continue to increase! >w<

And dont worry about me! I appreciate your concern a ton. But due to how big my buffer is, if I stopped drawing now and kept posting pages 3x a week, I wouldnt have to draw another page until September. At some point we may return tk 2x a week or drop even lower, but atm, there's no reason to! Cause drawing FYR makes me super duper happy :D

Again, thank you for your thoughts, Dotpoint. Youre a very wonderful commenter!

Reply AssaultBird2454, June 13th, 2019, 7:59 pm

NOTE: This reply is my view, i am aiming to join the discussion as both a patron and a non-patron viewer

I personally think mouse did a great job on the Q&A, yea it did end early but for (in my opinion), understandable reasons :)
I myself (As Tasman the Patron) thought i asked to many questions and even deleted one and moved it as a non patron question... When i heard that there was 100 questions, i knew i was not hogging questions lol

I do agree with the give warning suggestion, maybe mouse could exclude the future Q&A announcement pages from being patreon early viewing, because in my opinion, the patrons questions are garanteed to be answered rule kind of makes the week early preview pointless, but i see why mouse did it, respecting the rewards of the patrons and all (I myself dont mind if the Q&A announcement page is released at the same time as the public, I just like supporting regardless of rewards)

Hope I contribute to this thread in a meaningful and not forceful way :)

Reply Thedoggoking, June 13th, 2019, 4:24 pm

"Yes"

Reply Guest, June 13th, 2019, 5:00 pm

The last 1 doesn't answer anything.

Reply MouseWithADinosaurTail, June 13th, 2019, 6:01 pm

@Guest: Yes. :3

Reply AssaultBird2454, June 13th, 2019, 7:45 pm

Acknowledged

Reply Guest, June 13th, 2019, 5:00 pm

I just realized nobody asked how the treeko boi would react to cedar evolving

Reply WinkyGoMoo, June 13th, 2019, 6:51 pm

Hoooo boy, despite transformed humans being so instrumental in PMD stories, somehow the possibility never hit me for this one. ...Now I'm gonna overthink and second guess how that could play into the plot/characters, even if there are no plans for it.

What have you done to meeeeee

Reply MouseWithADinosaurTail, June 13th, 2019, 7:01 pm

@WinkyGoMoo: I mean, I haven't confirmed there aren't plans for it~

Reply WinkyGoMoo, June 13th, 2019, 9:12 pm

@MouseWithADinosaurTail: I mean, I was leaving it open cause you haven't confirmed that there WILL be either, but still

HMMMMMM

Reply Garnet107, June 13th, 2019, 7:52 pm

Soooo why exactly was Briar on the home page?

Reply MouseWithADinosaurTail, June 13th, 2019, 9:30 pm

@Garnet107: OwO

Reply Garnet107, June 13th, 2019, 11:02 pm

MOUSE WHAT ARE YOU HIDING FROM US

Reply Julian or Yoshidakid, June 13th, 2019, 8:29 pm

Ey look it's le mouse

Reply Julian or Yoshidakid, June 13th, 2019, 8:37 pm

I wanna see what Pokemon Mousey turns a human into!

Reply Z-Gamer007, June 13th, 2019, 9:29 pm

Holy ****
YOU'RE SO GOSH DARE CUTE WHEN YOU SHOW YOUR WHOLE BODY! I WANT TO HUG YOU
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH











Ahem...moving on

Reply MouseWithADinosaurTail, June 13th, 2019, 9:31 pm

@Z-Gamer007: I'm down for hugs! :D *HUGS!*

Reply Z-Gamer007, June 13th, 2019, 9:32 pm

@MouseWithADinosaurTail: *big hug*
Omg soooooo cute!

Reply Truefan108, June 13th, 2019, 11:04 pm

Your comics have just been a blessing. When i see them I get so happy. I just wanna see what Cedar is doing

Reply Moon creechor (Guest), June 14th, 2019, 1:22 am

Fun fact: ethens/ground tipes are weekend by whater tipes

Reply Moon creechor (Guest), June 14th, 2019, 1:23 am

I just wanted to let you know that

Reply Moon creechor (Guest), June 14th, 2019, 1:24 am

Oh and *hugs mousewithadinosaurtail*

Reply Moon creechor (Guest), June 14th, 2019, 1:28 am

Whaaaat??? Your to cute for me I can't hdell it *dies from cuteness overload*

Reply Z-Gamer007, June 15th, 2019, 9:56 am

@Moon creechor: somehow i can handle the cute...

Reply orgostevani, June 15th, 2019, 9:58 am

Why do I have to associated with the bad guy?

Reply pixlyJolt, June 17th, 2019, 6:19 am

'Once that egg hatches, I'm burning those ropes.'
Best thing I read today, and it's 4 AM. Thanks Dino XD

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