XXI. Ambition

Author--

view JillyFoo's profile

JillyFoo
13th May 2017, 4:30 PM

This is the last chapter of book 6. There's like a bunch of reveals in this chapter. Like pow pow pow! I have been rewriting the script a lot with this chapter... I might need to go over it again to make it run smoother.

It's not a full out genre shift, but I'm starting to move Demon Eater to the Sci-Fi genre on some sites with a slightly different description. The story and tone is the same as I originally planned it, but I thought due to where the story will be going, sci-fi might be a better fit. (You are really going to see that in this chapter.) DE does have some Horror genre aspects, but it really does not go into the common webcomic horror which are stories featuring more supernatural hell creatures such as vampires and ghosts. What do you think? Is Demon Eater more a Horror comic or Sci-Fi comic?

I want to get serious on the 2nd edition of book 2 this summer. Book 2 covers chapters IX. You Are What You Eat to XV. Early Sounds.

I would love to hear some feedback as to what pages could use a redraw. I can't do them all, but if you can pick a couple that could use a 2017 retouch tell me in the comments. I personally was considering a good amount of chapter IX.

(Edit) (Delete)

Users--

DocMesa
13th May 2017, 11:19 PM

I really feel Demon Eater is its own unique creature. Sci-fi doesn't really feel like the right term, as it doesn't have much of a science link to it. Fantasy is a bit closer but probably the closest description would be mythology.

Whatever label you'd want to put on it, it is still a unique being.

(Edit) (Delete) (Reply)

view JillyFoo's profile

JillyFoo
13th May 2017, 11:55 PM

The problem with Fantasy is that it's its own huge genre. That's where most webcomics put themselves into. DE would be buried in the Fantasy genre by all those RPG gamer fantasy webcomics.

(Edit) (Delete) (Reply)

DocMesa
14th May 2017, 7:07 AM

Yeah, I agree Fantasy is an over used label and not really fitting of DE either. Horror and supernatural could be a good fit.

(Edit) (Delete) (Reply)

LostMind
16th May 2017, 5:14 AM

Maybe we need to invent some new genres. Quick everybody start coming up with names for them. So far I've got Bith, Glarb, Steve, and Ardot

(Edit) (Delete) (Reply)

view Soals's profile

Soals
14th May 2017, 12:26 AM

I agree that the setting is much more fantasy/mythology or even religious in genre rather than sci-fi. Science Fiction tends to have more..well...science in it. Usually with a futuristic setting holding major spotlights on technology or technological advancement.

(Edit) (Delete) (Reply)

Ailruby
14th May 2017, 3:10 AM

I think sci-fi fits it look at the zerg in starcraft they are sci-fi. Horror and sci-fi can be a fine line. I mean look at doctor who. That is sci-fi but it scares the pants off off me at times. You will not get me near normal horror things but I love doctor who.

As for worried about getting to fantasy I say just add little details like gun spects and scienist talking about the creatures.

The line between sci-fi and fantasy can be very blured at the best of times anyway.

(Edit) (Delete) (Reply)

TheGreyPotter
15th May 2017, 6:49 PM

DE is just one of those things that defies genre boxes! I always felt horror fit the earlier comics with Saturno growing and transforming constantly with blood and gore everywhere. but if its about to shift to away from that kind of thing, then who knows, maybe sci-fi would suit it better. We'd have to wait and see XD

(Edit) (Delete) (Reply)

Flavius
17th May 2017, 2:28 AM

I found this comic on comic rocket under the genre;Transformation

(Edit) (Delete) (Reply)

a genre? perhaps...

TheWatcher
17th May 2017, 4:25 AM

I often feel like this fits into more of an abstract occult graphic novel due to the portrayal of the characters as demons, although it gets put under the umbrella of fantasy. It brings to mind a Neil Gaiman story that got translated into a graphic novel about sentient plants. (The Sandman #1 Overture) Better yet, read The Bartimaeus Trilogy where they have shape-shifting djinni that must recuperate in an alternate dimension. (Amulet of Samarkand)

(Edit) (Delete) (Reply)

a genre? perhaps...

TheWatcher
17th May 2017, 4:25 AM

I often feel like this fits into more of an abstract occult graphic novel due to the portrayal of the characters as demons, although it gets put under the umbrella of fantasy. It brings to mind a Neil Gaiman story that got translated into a graphic novel about sentient plants. (The Sandman #1 Overture) Better yet, read The Bartimaeus Trilogy where they have shape-shifting djinni that must recuperate in an alternate dimension. (Amulet of Samarkand)

(Edit) (Delete) (Reply)

Where does DE fit?

Newtreasureseekers
20th May 2017, 11:28 PM

If you had posed this question ages ago, when this comic first came out, I would have agreed to horror. Now? I find that Demon Eater has pretty much broken all barriers. It is not really horror, not really fantasy, not really sci-fi.... I liked some of the suggestion where it could fit in with supernatural, or mytholog?

(Edit) (Delete) (Reply)

Sluggardly
21st May 2017, 11:52 PM

I think as far as genre goes, Demon Eater would probably fall somewhere on the spectrum of the weird fiction/new weird subgenre of speculative fiction.

(Edit) (Delete) (Reply)

enistoja
22nd May 2017, 9:30 AM

I don't think sci-fi quite fits either. In a way, it is fantasy by definition I guess?

Like Docmesa said, DE is its own unique thing!

Sluggardly's proposition of weird fiction/new weird sounds fitting enough too.

Consider the hype for this chapter real!

(Edit) (Delete) (Reply)

fantasy drama

schorsch
27th May 2017, 10:48 AM

Up to this point, the this comic has absolutely nothing to do with sci-fi.
Sci-fi means to deal with either technological (usually) or philosophical questions related to the future life of humanity (and some authors using furry characters makes no real difference). Unless the story does a complete back-flip from now on, DE doesn't even come close to those topics, Don't get confused just because some sci-fi stories also include fantasy and/or horror elements.

As much as the fantasy genre is overused (and in large parts weirdly standardized), that still seems the most apropriate label here, together with drama. Fantasy generally deals with made up mystical forces. In most cases it's about humans dealing with those forces, but there are enough examples that establish the view of non-human entities.

If DE had taken a human perspective, it might qualify as horror, but from the demon perspective it doesn't. It just shows their "normal" life, not any unusually scary situations as a horror story would.

But the main focus I'd actually put on drama. DE has so far shown us an absolutely classic coming-of-age story. Never mind that the protagonist is not human, he still goes through all the tribulations as every young sentient being will.

(Edit) (Delete) (Reply)