First of all, before we get started, I'd like to apologize for my absence. I've been rather busy lately and haven't had the time for writing articles. I should be taking more initiative in writing these, though, so feel free to shout in my ear to get back to work! XD. With that said, let me begin the article.
So, a lot has happened in the series since I last made an article. About 3 or 4 pages have been produced since my last article, but before I start with those, I do need to address one thing that's been on the back of my mind since the chapter began: How did we get from this...
...all the way to this?
It was such a jarring jump in my opinion. And then later on (several pages later) finding out we missed quite a few years was even more jarring. So far, it hasn't been explained how we got from a functioning society to an anarchic, quarantined city of mutants and feral citizens. All that I've been trying to figure out is speculation, with little to no information on what led up to this point. Of course, that isn't to say that something catastrophic hasn't been hinted at for the past while. There have certainly been mentions of something big ever since even Chapter 2.5.
At the risk of accidentally sounding too critical, usually a well-told story will have some sort of explanation or exposition section of what led up to an event of major importance. For example, in The Matrix, it is explained almost immediately after Neo wakes up from the simulation world everything that happened leading up to the creation of the matrix through the use of a backstory segment. Currently, we have very little information as to what caused this sudden change in events in the story of Little Tails. We only know the current situation, not what led up to it, which (in my opinion based on my knowledge of story writing) should have been explained much earlier, leaving us with nothing but speculation.
I will say that this doesn't take away from my overall enjoyment of the series as a whole, just that I wish recent events should be explained instead of leaving the fans waiting through pages of mostly filler before giving us a good explanation on the preceding events. But seeing as we don't yet have a solid explanation yet, we can only speculate. And that, dear reader, is where you come in! In order to live up to this blog's name, I should post some story content, should I? So I invite you all, no, I IMPLORE you all to share your thoughts, ideas, speculation, etc. about what YOU think happened between Chapters 9 and 10 in the comments of this post or via direct message. After I collect the key points, I will write a story combining your ideas into one solid document that can explain these events. After receiving feedback, I will tweak the story until as many people are satisfied as possible with the outcome. This will serve as the first main story for this blog, so I urge all of you to respond.
Have a good day, and good luck!