Comic 199 - Awakening

26th Feb 2015, 11:00 PM in The Wonderful
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Sky 26th Feb 2015, 11:00 PM edit delete



Did you see it? Awesome! If you're interested in seeing a higher-quality but non-animated version of Page 200, Click Here!

This page was exhausting, and not just for the process of making the art! Figuring out how to upload this page with the animation while still retaining the quality of the rest of the page was almost a nightmare! (If anyone knows a better way than what I ended up with, send me a private message and let me know!)
Regardless of the trouble this page gave me, I am SO proud of the final product. It came out better than I could've ever hoped it would!

One more page in this chapter to wrap things up! Thanks for following along this super long one! (STILL not as long as 'Adventure'. Sheesh!) I'll talk more about the chapter as a whole on the next page, because right now I want to talk about how this is the 200th PAGE OF DOT X!

WOW! If I were to see how far I've come back when I was starting this comic I would've been shocked. I never expected DotX to come as far as it has, nor did I ever think it'd get this big! (Which is to say very small in the grand scheme of internet comics, but much larger than anything else I've ever done!) It wouldn't be anything if it weren't for YOU, though! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING A PART OF DOTX!!!

Every comment here on the comic, in person, on the Forum, and on my Patreon I've been so excited to read/hear.

I want to hear as much as I can from you! Every little bit of feedback helps the comic grow. Don't be afraid to comment, even if you haven't before! Whether you've been following the comic since the beginning or you just found it now, I want to hear from you! ^_^

Now to celebrate this 200th page/Just over 2 years of the DotX Comic, I've got some questions for you regarding your favorite parts of the comic so far!~

-Favorite Character(s) and/or Pairings of Characters

-Favorite Chapter(s)

-Favorite Page(s)

-What you hope to see in the future of DotX!

I'll keep track of everything said in response to this- I'm very curious about what you'll all say!

Whew, this is getting long! Better wrap up with some final notes!

~Tuesday's page is the final page of the chapter! (Page 201)

~As I mentioned a few pages ago, I WILL be doing a single Between-chapter page at the end of each chapter instead of the 'END OF CHAPTER' box I used to do! Page 202 will be the first of these! IT WILL NOT COUNT AS A PAGE FOR PATREONS.

~Starting with Page 203, I will be adding a little special something into each on my author notes in regards to another project! I'll talk more about that soon!

Thank you all for stick(y)ing with Dot X! ^_^


PrincessK 26th Feb 2015, 11:49 PM edit delete reply

Honestly, so cool. Amazing.
...Do it again!

Seriously, good work.

1. I adore Chia. Miles too.

2. I think this was my favorite so far! You did so well with this and it was fun to look at and read. :)

3. I think this may be my new page.

Soul 27th Feb 2015, 11:04 AM edit delete reply
2)This one
3)This page because of puddings/Amanda's
4)new characters apart of the story and quicker posting pls
BlueTinge 27th Feb 2015, 4:10 PM edit delete reply
...although on second though you can't really
get better than Audrey.
(Favorite pairing is, of course, Chia x Miles)
2. Probably Adventure, although this one is coming close to topping it! The Squarebots one is also fondly remembered by me.
3. Hmm. I liked the summoning one, with Audrey speaking in a cool weird language, although I don't really remember (I need to re-read!). This page is my new favorite, I think!
4. hmm... I would like to see it expanded upon, in terms of story and characters! As in, these first few chapters were fun and cute but relatively simple, and I would like to see how the characters develop, and what the plot is going to grow into! Although, thinking about it now it seems like this is what you have already been doing for some time now, so I guess... I would like to see more adventurous and cool stuff!
BlueTinge 27th Feb 2015, 4:20 PM edit delete reply
Also, I had a question about DotX. I understand that the characters were originally based on Sonic the Hedgehog characters you created with friends as a kid, and I think its cool that you are able to turn those initial ideas into something so great as DotX! I was wondering, though- are you going to be branching it away from its Sonic roots? I mean, these are all original characters but since you are monetizing it now it seems somewhat risky- I mean, Pudding even says "We're not in Mobius anymore" at the beginning of this chapter, and there is a fox named Miles with two tails, so if DotX continues to grow in popularity are you worried about copyright conflicts with Sega? I mean, I don't have any problems with it being somewhat Sonic-related but I was wondering if you were going to address this and how.
Wow, this comment turned out long, anyways I love the comic and good luck!
Sky 27th Feb 2015, 4:53 PM edit delete reply
Woah! Awesome question, BlueTinge!

(I'll respond to everyone's comments here when I have the time, but I just saw this question and since it's a complicated one, I figured I'd answer it now while I had the right mindset!)

So believe it or not, I've copyrighted the DotX Comic! (Not EVERY page up to date, but at least the first hundred!) As far as the library of congress is concerned, the characters, story, and context of my comic are original enough that any references to SEGA are no more than a loving homage to my childhood inspiration. The copyright was secured before I ever started on making a store, so I'm in the clear, there!

As far as Miles being called Miles, it really doesn't go any deeper than that. I explained in the comments of one of the first pages where the character of Miles comes from and why he's named that. -He's certainly evolved the most in development compared to the other characters! Think of it like this perhaps. If a book was written where someone had a Beagle named Snoopy, it'd just be a reference to Peanuts, nothing more. Miles is the same sort of idea! As far as I'm aware as long as he doesn't act like Tails, (Who he's pretty dang different from,) it's just a name.

(BTW, looking at Miles and Tails side by side shows off far more differences in appearance than I expected to see!)

In regards to your 'Mobius' comment, I can't seem to remember where I got that name from, but I've used it for these stories for as long as I can remember. I figured it must be tied to Sonic somehow, but I can't for the life of me remember where. I don't recall it ever coming up in any of the games I've played? Either way, the way I use the term Mobius is detailed on the Introduction Page, ( and I think you'll see that I'm just using it as a name for my own ideas!

One final thing to keep in mind is that this isn't an 'Alternate Universe' of the Sonic World or anything like that. The characters of Dot X aren't Hedgehogs or Foxes, they're Mobians. It's just a SEGA-inspired species that lives in the world I've created for all my stories- Hetrea! All the games I've made/am making take place on Hetrea, and as I make more you'll see that they all interweave to tell one much larger story of the planet as a whole. (The next game I'm going to release has several refrences to Mobius City and the Mobians as a species, but more on that another time!)

Uh, wow. That got long. I appreciate your concern and positive comments! : )

TL,DR: I'm protected under copyright and I'm confident that it wont be an issue!
BlueTinge 1st Mar 2015, 7:40 AM edit delete reply
Wow, thank you for the response!
Grencham 2nd Mar 2015, 9:39 AM edit delete reply
Well where do I start? Upon reading this page I was caught between "OH SNAP IT JUST GOT REAL" and "pft. I hate when dreams make you fall out of the bed" I was expecting speedy to lean in for a kiss which i would have been all kinds of upset about, just felt like one of those moments? Onto the questions cause those are fun

I'd say my favorite character is Fade. Fade is bae, and more importantly his shoulders. As for ship i'm going to include myself. Fade's shoulders and me.
I like the time mountain chapter the best so far, twas pretty fun.
Intro to fade is the best page. Period. "."
Really and truly im just hoping I dont have to witness mass character death like a certain webcomic.
The tentacly wispsy green things look p great btw.
Ps. I believe I read that all of your stories take place in the world of Hetrea, unfortunately im not 100% acquainted with any other non Dotx things at the moment, but does that mean that we can look forward to seeing some other characters or things or stuff?
Sky 2nd Mar 2015, 10:15 AM edit delete reply
THANK YOU! I don't know when I'll fit animation into the comic again, but I wouldn't say it's out of the question! I'm glad this is your new favorite! ^_^

Ah, as much as I'd love to post more often I really can't make these pages any quicker than I already am. u_u New characters are still on their way, though!!

@BlueTinge's First Comment:
Hahahah more adventurous and cool stuff is always in the future for DotX, there'll be no end to that! You're right about the first chapters, by the way! My plan was to introduce the main cast up until Adventure, and since then I'm focusing on showing how they interact and steadily advancing us to the overall plot of Dot X!

(Also you're welcome!)

Nah, Speedy wouldn't do that. He'd never want to do anything that could make Pudding uncomfortable. Other than fighting Clone.
On the topic of mass character death, don't worry! I have no plans to kill off any character besides Hatchet! Much like yourself I'm no fan of unnecessary death. (When I first read your comment, I thought you said you WANTED to see mass character death. I was very confused!)

On the subject of Hetrea, YES! You'll be seeing lots more of it, though not necessarily /in/ the comic. In the very near future I'll be doing something Hetrea-related with my author notes, so that's something to look forward to!
To get into Hetrea right away, check out my website, ! (Or click the 'Hetrea' link at the top of the comic!) The games I make all take place on Hetrea, so that'll give you a good idea of what to expect!

(I recommend 'The Heartless Princess', 'Seamer World 1', 'Seamer World 2', and 'Bluesky & Storm' as a small introduction to the world of Hetrea!) The games I'm currently working on dive deep into the lore of Hetrea as a whole, so when those come out you'll have much more information about this world of mine! : )

Thanks for asking!