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Reiche
Jan 28, 2009

I like my coffee with cream and lsd.


Wow! I am so glad itís coming back. I almost wish SIU would have just taken a whole year off because the way talked about this break seemed like he was way too burned out.

I really hope heís found his way back to a positive mindset. I honestly think he got overwhelmed by the airing of the anime and the assorted stressors that go along with that.

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Hodgepodge
Jan 29, 2006


i have mixed feelings because i like tog but i don't like nice Korean people working themselves to death

Jose
Jul 24, 2007





The hiatus just got extended because SIU has developed wrist pain and is getting a more thorough examination before waiting for the pain to go away. Which is good considering his body seems to be mostly failing everywhere else

Two Tone Shoes
Jan 2, 2009

All that's missing is the ring.


Yeah, turns out years of killing yourself to get your life's work popular and on a constant weekly schedule is rough. It always amazed me how he could put out so many panels on a weekly basis, colored no less. Seeing the effects of that today.

I said it earlier that he was never going to really let ToG die because he loves it so much and wants to share it but it does suck that his body's failing and he's having mental health problems from the difficulty of doing so much work for so long. I really hoped he'd just take as much time as he needed but here he is, forcing himself again.

Two Tone Shoes
Jan 2, 2009

All that's missing is the ring.


SIU updated his blog recently to say that, after making a 10 chapter backlog for the return he said he was doing in November, his arm started hurting again. After getting a third opinion he's been told that continuing like he is right now would possibly cause permanent daily pain if he doesn't cool off for awhile. So ToG is going back on hiatus for another half year. See you all in July.

Tosk
Feb 22, 2013

I am sorry. I have no vices for you to exploit.


Poor guy. He must feel like he's between a rock (Rak) and a hard place. I hope he takes the time he needs to recover and maybe chooses a more sustainable pace for the foreseeable future afterwards; no matter how much he loves his art, it isn't worth his health.

Gologle
Apr 15, 2013

The Gologle Posting Experience.

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I think people really need to tell him that they are perfectly okay with waiting however long it takes, and if he just straight up doesn't or can't come back it's a shame but it's also necessary. He shouldn't feel so pressured to keep going with his comic to the point it can permanently impact his health. Unfortunately, the thing is, we've known about the draconic artistic practices in manga/manhwa for years and years and nothing has changed that I'm aware of. Artists are still pushed to exhaustion and physical deterioration and I don't think it'll change any time soon because I'm not aware of any serious effort in the east to change it. From my perspective and probably most people's perspective he should take as much time off as he needs, to the point he should just stop giving timelines as to when/if he'll be back, but I don't know if Naver is pressuring him to work or not or his situation.

Two Tone Shoes
Jan 2, 2009

All that's missing is the ring.


It'd be hard to get away from it permanently because it's also his livelihood. It's gotten popular enough and he's likely made enough that he can take this break and get the medical treatment he needs but ToG hasn't been big enough long enough to support him for the rest of his life yet or anything. Unless I'm vastly undervaluing Webtoons cash. We are likely to see him come back regardless because of that.

AtomikKrab
Jul 17, 2010

Keep on GOP rolling rolling rolling rolling.


The anime did well and there will be more seasons of that.

Two Tone Shoes
Jan 2, 2009

All that's missing is the ring.


No clue on the fiduciary details of that for SIU. I suppose it's possible he made bank if there's some merch involved and he still has the rights. I never assume just the anime is enough though since the profit margins in that industry are horrifying.

Two Tone Shoes fucked around with this message at 22:29 on Dec 18, 2020

Hirethor
Dec 16, 2008

You think you know hip?
YOU DON'T KNOW SHIT ABOUT BEING HIP!


Looking at the art style of early chapters vs latest chapters, I kinda wish he'd just hire people to do the art for him so he can focus on the story.

Quaint Quail Quilt
Jun 19, 2006



No tower of god in forever!

Kubera has had like 10+ issues since though if anyone followed that.

Hodgepodge
Jan 29, 2006


Quaint Quail Quilt posted:

No tower of god in forever!

Kubera has had like 10+ issues since though if anyone followed that.

Kubera is my incredibly tightly plotted backup Korean webtoon.

Reiche
Jan 28, 2009

I like my coffee with cream and lsd.


Wait are new chapters of Kubera still coming out??? I thought it ended years ago.

I also recall hearing that ToG will be back around June, but I just want SIU to be healthy

Dante80
Mar 23, 2015



Wait, isn't Kubera the one with that green haired teen and the one armed mass murderer? Hadn't that thing ended?

lih
May 15, 2013


it's still going, it's up to approx chapter 463 now (at least free on webtoon in english anyway). there was a brief break a few years back for a 7 year timeskip between seasons 2 and 3 so maybe that's what you're thinking of?

it's still very good and certainly more interesting than ToG overall, the only problem is the plot is so elaborate and complex at this point it's pretty hard to keep track of the millions of plot threads and call-backs

Dante80
Mar 23, 2015



Thanks, think I'll pick it up again. I remember the whole plot was extremely interesting (gave me a gods vs titans mythology vibe, with no clear cut villains etc)

Whitest Russian
Nov 23, 2013


Has anyone heard anything new about SIU/ Tower of God? We're a few months away from a one-year hiatus.

Two Tone Shoes
Jan 2, 2009

All that's missing is the ring.


Whitest Russian posted:

Has anyone heard anything new about SIU/ Tower of God? We're a few months away from a one-year hiatus.

He was planning on coming back this past November. But November rolled around and the hiatus didn't end, and in December he said he was going to have to extend the hiatus another six months or so. There is no set date return but June is the month we'd be looking at.

Whitest Russian
Nov 23, 2013


Two Tone Shoes posted:

He was planning on coming back this past November. But November rolled around and the hiatus didn't end, and in December he said he was going to have to extend the hiatus another six months or so. There is no set date return but June is the month we'd be looking at.

I hope he gets his problems under control. It was a bad form of arthritis with something else, right?

I've got something going on in my forearms and after 5 minutes it starts hurting to write. Drawing all of those scenes would be almost torturous.

Ytlaya
Nov 13, 2005

0.000% of Communism has been built. Evil child-murdering billionaires still rule the world with a shit-eating grin.

Whitest Russian posted:

I hope he gets his problems under control. It was a bad form of arthritis with something else, right?

I've got something going on in my forearms and after 5 minutes it starts hurting to write. Drawing all of those scenes would be almost torturous.

I basically lost the ability to manually write at some point in my adult life. Unless I go extremely slowly (like 1-2 letters per second), my writing devolves into something completely unreadable after like 5 letters.

As a result, only the first two letters of my signature are somewhat readable, and the rest is just a squiggly line (but instead of looking like a doctor's signature or something it just looks like a 3 year old scribbled on the paper)

Jose
Jul 24, 2007





his wrist is hosed up but i think he hosed his neck or shoulder up and didn't let that recover long enough leading to damage in whichever one he didn't injure first which is what made him extend the break. Ideally he's been working at a much reduced rate and using assistants way more so that he can release stuff longer term without having the harsh schedule to keep it up weekly

the person who has been translating the blog posts on reddit has nuked their online presence too as a result of being a bit of an idiot when a webtoon creator personally asked them to stop translating. This does make viral hit funnier though imo

https://www.reddit.com/r/TowerofGod...web2x&context=3

this bit explains webtoons having really dodgy translations

quote:

Due to Line Webtoon's practice of using Freelance translators for most of their webtoon translations, the quality of the translations have not been the best. The most striking issue I had with Tower of God's translations in particular is the use of the word Squadron and the Essence of Bravery, which were both incorrect due to multiple reasons. I believe I made myself clear in the past, but in short, the correct terms would be Army Corps or Field Corps, and Essence of Nothingness.

lil baby anime
Nov 6, 2009



The arrogance of that person lmao. Asked to stop pirating poo poo and tried to extend a counter offer

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Gologle
Apr 15, 2013

The Gologle Posting Experience.

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I don't really see it that way though? Like, while I do think the idea of a counter offer was wrong and the wrong way to go about it, he's not wrong about his other points. Both the delay and the quality of the translations should not be acceptable.

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