Diov Tournament '23 FINALS / Sugar Sweet vs. 01 vs. Burmeister

Diov Tournament '23 FINALS — Sugar Sweet vs. 01 vs. Burmeister

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Crit level: Open to any comments or critiques
tags: 01, harrison merrystide, sour salt, sugar sweet, the blister cryptid, trapjaw

This comic has been rated suitable for teens and up by its creator(s)

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“Hm, I’ve never tried to write an overarching story for a tournament before. Oh, I know! I can make this story all about a grumpy man slowly accepting that he actually loves his friends dearly!” *Proceeds to only give him two friends that he’s so obsessed with that the message of the story turns into the power of a polycule.*
Anyways, this comic! I feel like its weakest point was the pacing and the characterization were a bit wonky, especially towards the end. I also feel like Burmy’s role in all of this is very cookie cutter too (which is why I added in the convo at the end).
Despite that though, I’m actually really proud of this comic! I managed to make it with more than an extra day to spare (which I spent doing a bit of coloring and the bonus page at the end). Both characters were really fun to draw too - I ADORE Burmy’s big ol bug eyes and Sour’s noodle-y limbs! I also tried out experimenting with pure color art after several years after I started to do a bunch of small doodles for my friends in the style. Unfortunately, I have seemed to have forgotten the fact that a character frequently referred to as “Purple Guy” would have far less colors than a character named after a substance well known to make kids hyper, but whatever gfgfggf-
Anyways, that you all so much for reading! I really wasn’t expecting to get this far in this tournament when I first joined, but I’m really happy to have had this opportunity to really show off to the site (not to mention that this tourney was also an easy way for me to make some friends a little bit more easily too)!
tags: 01, Burmiester, Burmy, Diov, diov tournament, sour salt, Speed comic, Speed tournament, the blister cryptid

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346 points
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Crit level: No preference
Life kinda got in the way for this one and I didn't get to put in everything I wanted hopefully it still makes sense though ;u;

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# 7   Posted: Apr 29 2023, 01:14 AM
I was taking too long with my comment. So long in fact that the voting period is now over, wew.

Techno: Congratulations for winning your first tournament! It looks like you know your own flaws better than anyone, so there's not really any room for me to give you a critique just yet. The only thing I can offer you is more encouragement to keep going!

Pizza: You somehow pushed the envelope on what you could do within a week while also getting close to exhaustion. Congrats and be careful simultaneously. All I can suggest for the future is something I need to attend to more too, which is background work.

MRPR: I liked the overall story arc you gave Sourspice. Maybe you should individuate her from Sugarsweets character profile and submit her on her lonesome. Just a suggestion though.

# 6   Posted: Apr 28 2023, 11:58 PM
Heck yeah! Awesome job all! This tournaments been a wild ride!

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# 5   Posted: Apr 28 2023, 01:37 PM
All 3 artist here did great!!! It really made it hard for me to choose a winner but for sure all comics in this round were absolutely bangers. I wish I could go more into detail but that is gonna have to wait until I get home I just wanted to let y'all know that your comics are great with good variety and tons of heart.

# 4   Posted: Apr 27 2023, 08:20 AM
Awesome comics you 3, you got to the finals and that itself is a reason to be proud!

MrPr: I agree with the others, the drama and development of Sour is so good! I'm interested on her, hope you continue using he on future comics!

Techno: I like your style a lot! And the part when Sour saw her counterpart being happy was super good! Fun chemistry between the 3 characters!

Pizzaman: respect on having the comic full colored, the fight was awesome and your insect boy is super fun to read!

# 3   Posted: Apr 25 2023, 04:23 AM
I'm honestly happy you three made it to the end.
Sometimes I wanna see other people besides the usual big names to get the spotlight and you three had an amazing run, using your character and those of the other participants in smart ways. It gave each story and grounded and coherent feeling.

MrPr:Best character arc. Sour's story and the parallel made with her Void counterpart is a tearjerker of the best kind. At least she got what she wanted.

techno: The best interactions between all the characters! Bit of a more open ending, but I like the possibilities it gives.

Pizza: Best cohesive use of all the other characters, resolved all the problems and conflicts (for now) in a nice tight-nit story

# 2   Posted: Apr 24 2023, 10:44 PM
These were all excellent conclusions to this tournament! I really enjoyed each of your takes on Diov and the overarching stories for each of the finalists.

MrPR -  I love how you carefully told Sour's story. She has a reason for being so sour, and I do feel sympathetic for her. I'm intrigued by the ending and if you plan on expanding on Sour's story after the tournament.

Techno - 01's journey has been really charming and heartfelt. Your portrayal of Sour and the subtle use of color as she saw visions of her Void self was well done. I could feel the emotion she was feeling. I also enjoyed her fight with 01 and Burmy, it had the right balance of action, dialogue and humor.

Pizza - Your dedication to the cameos is a delight to see. I love how you've incorporated all of the Diov characters throughout your rounds. Sour and TH teaming up was unexpected but they make a good pair. The fight was fun with the right amount of goofy. I loved the little twist at the end.

Anyway great job and good luck!

# 1   Posted: Apr 21 2023, 07:26 AM
oh boy! Real fun comics all of you! I really enjoyed the cameos of other characters in some of these, especially Harrison getting to be a big goop monster hehe

MrPR yours was so bittersweet and I really felt for poor Sour She finally did it...left with her daddies. I hope she is well wherever she is.

Techno I loved the boys on the road trip! Especially enjoyed the heartfelt convo with Sour that occurred while she was in the jar. And also ended with the "probably death row" line. Lmao

Pizza! Man! Real fun ending. There were sometimes loads of characters to keep track of but overall I'm impressed at your ability to create an overarching story. Really enjoyed blister cryptid getting the fuck out of dodge at the end. Run from your responsibilities!!!!!

Comic Details -

Tournament Match
Drawing Time: 1 week
Ended: Apr 28th, 2023
Votes Cast: 16
Page Views: 516
Winner: TechnoAlchemist

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