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A New Wind for Tomorrow - Part 53

A New Wind for Tomorrow - Part 53


20 Times Kirby!

20 kirbies, considered different from all the others by Kirby, go on a journey to find out their past... At least that's what Kirby wants, since he can't stand the fact of knowing nothing about them all. The answers come slowly, the suspense builds, and the question is, are they going to find out everything?

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More details about the upcoming rewrites

It has been around a year since I last officially talked about the upcoming rewrite, so it's time to talk about it again.

(If you missed the first time I talked about it, go back here)

I did say I wasn't really going to write it until I finished the comic, but I couldn't resist, whoops. Actually, maybe this was a good idea, because I then realized that writing a story isn't quite as simple as most people think at first. I didn't even realize that writing dialogue in English is different than in Portuguese!

Anyway, I've written a first draft of the events of the first few pages, and I'll be sharing to you guys to hear your first impressions. It's here. If you love it, tell me why. If you hate it, tell me why. I really really really would like to hear your opinions and suggestions! And if you could answer most of these questions, it would be awesome:

- What's the feel of it so far? Does it feel too similar or too different to the original? Whatever is your answer, do you think that's a good thing or not?

- Can you understand what's happening? Are the descriptions too detailed or too lacking?

- Do you think adding images would help or hinder the flow of the story? If you think I should add some, how often do you think they should appear?

I know that with you all answering these questions I won't really be able to know what someone who hasn't read the comic would think of this draft, but I think either way it will help.

Finally, a more specific question I want to ask is whether or not you think that the whole "Hi I'm named this, please use these pronouns" works or not. I would type a long paragraph about why I decided to do this instead of simply having characters tell their names, or even their gender, but I won't unless someone really wants to know.

Also, I just want to tell you all that I've officially decided that I'll also, at some point in the future, rewrite this comic as an original work with no ties to the Kirby universe whatsoever. I've got some ideas of how to make this work already, and I can already tell you it will have some major changes while still keeping the same idea of the original (see some here if you're interested). How I'll publish it, and in what language, are probably my biggest questions right now, so if you have suggestions do tell. But worry not, right now my focus is still this comic, and then the first rewrite, I haven't forgotten about you all. I might work on both at the same time when I'm done with the comic, however, but let's see.

That's it for now. If you have any comments, suggestions or ideas, feel free to post them here!

Posted by Gigi19972010 @ December 31st, 2017, 10:49 am
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Comic Rewrite Announcement and Sneak Peek

Hey, that's right! You know how three months ago I announced that I'm gonna remake this comic as a novel in the future? I decided that I'll actually make two different rewrites: one will be the novel like I told you before, the other will be a comic.

So, yeah! I'll make a new comic here on Smack Jeeves sometime in the future that will be basically a remake of 20 Times Kirby, but it will be less serious. Who the heck cares about plot, character development and stuff like that? Mindless humor is vastly superior! I've learned that with time, no one reads a story because of its plot and characters, people only want to laugh. Boy, I should've realized that before!

With that said... I have some parts of it done already, and I want to show you guys! Here's a sneak peek...

Comic Cover
About the Author
Meta Knight's Bio
Milkshake Part 7
Dual Destinies Part 49
Reminiscence Part 24
Only a Matter of Time Part 2-3
(Secret Future Chapter) Part 41

And... That's it for now! Hope you have enjoyed what I have in store for the future! A lot better, eh? As always, feel free to leave your thoughts here about this all or suggest me something! Thanks for reading, and have a nice April 1st!

Posted by Gigi19972010 @ April 1st, 2017, 3:29 pm
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I will rewrite this comic in the future, here are the first details

So, recently, this comic turned SIX years old! Yes, around six years ago I posted this comic's first page. I was 13 at the time, now I'm 19 years old. A lot has changed during that time, and I got experience, lots of experience. Well, either way, I worked and still work on this comic for a long period, so obviously it has its ups and downs. Some parts of the comic are good, some are bad... And really, this is expected. So, what? I could either leave it as it is or rewrite the comic to make it better... And if you read the title, you know that, yes, I plan to rewrite this comic! I've already told some people before about this, but for most part it was "hey, I'll remake 20TK in the future", and with no more details than that. This changes now.

Come to think of it. NOTHING save for some few points of the comic was planned when I started it. I wasn't taking it seriously at first. But with time, this comic grew much more than I had originally expected (and it still does!!), and it also became a lot more complex than simply "bunch of kirbies doing stuff". It even drifted away a bit from the Kirby theme, with a more unique story, focus mostly on new characters and a universe that is a bit different from the games. Most chapters have nothing to do with the Kirby universe, for most part. Either way, this means that some parts need some tweaks, some need major changes (and I bet some of you can already think of some examples). I don't really want to finish the comic and leave that be, because I know there's room for improvement.

The thing is... I'm not gonna rewrite this comic as another comic, I'll rewrite it as a novel! In other words, it will be written only. I do plan to include some images or other illustrations, but not many. If you're wondering why, I'll cover that at the end, along with other questions I think you are already asking yourselves.

Either here, first, here are some details on what will change in this rewrite, when I work on it.

Key changes that are about comic as a whole:

- Story is narrated by Gigi, and now she's that, the narrator only, she won't appear in the story itself. Not only I grew tired of author characters after a while, they are usually a comic thing. I probably won't mention she's the narrator on the work itself, so here's some early trivia, I guess.

- Adding the Venture is replaced by a new chapter, where key points still happen (Daisy building her first machine, for example). The crossover just stops making sense by the time I start to rewrite a comic as a novel, sadly.

- I'm gonna change some of the characters' genders BUT it will be mostly changing the pronouns they are referred to. And nothing too drastic, for most part they'll keep the pronouns they already use and have some few extra others, while some will only change to neutral pronouns. There's only one character I'm debating on whether to change them from male to female, but so far it's only a possibility and either way that's the only change from one binary side to another that I'm thinking of doing. The focus of this comic isn't gender identity, reasons why I probably won't go list every characters' genders nor drastically focus on it, but I think it's nice to have more variety in my cast.

-Speaking of which, why the heck did I create that "gender difference" theory? This will completely removed; it wouldn't even make sense anymore with the change I mentioned just before this anyway.

- The kirbies will receive their upgraded Ability designs when these exist. So, Mirror, Bomb, Ninja, Stone, Fighter, Crash. This difference is of course only aesthetic mostly.

- I'll limit and explain better the kirbies' ability to summon Warp Stars.

Possible key changes:

- I'm assuming the cameos will be kept, since all of them were basically made for this comic (unless I'm wrong, but I think they all were), but if anyone for some reason wants their cameo not to be used in this rewrite, let me know and I'll figure out a way to replace them in the story.

- I'm thinking of changing a bit the order of the games in the canon. Kirby and the Amazing Mirror and games after that are in the order they are released, but for the early ones it will go like this: Kirby's Dream Land, Kirby's Adventure, Kirby's Dream Land 2, Kirby's Dream Land 3, Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards, Kirby Super Star, since KSS in the middle of the whole Dark Matter thing is a bit random, and in this new order the kirbies would first have no Copy Ability hats, then start having them forever. Either way, if this change happens, at the end it won't be too major.

- I might do something about the teams inspired on the Pokémon ones. I probably won't completely remove them, but I might make them less random, or simply leave them as more of a side thing. I'm still debating myself about it, thoughts are welcome too.

Now about each chapter, and stuff...

First of all I'll probably make some sort of prologue, to explain the comic's settings and universe. First so that anyone could read this, even if they don't know Kirby, second because there are some differences between the comic's universe and the actual Kirby universe, not to mention things I added (and I mostly explained those in author comments, which won't exist here). I'll need to be careful here to not overload the reader with new information, so I'm thinking I won't like explain the details of every single game. I'll have to see.

The Meeting: Rewrite some dialogue that isn't the best and maybe add more of the kirbies telling their past experiences. Some characters just didn't get enough backstory during the actual comic, and here it would be a nice idea to add those, but maybe it would be too much; I'm not sure at this point.

Two Revenges in One: Rewrite some dialogue and remove some unnecessary randomness (not all of it, but most of it).

We Are Not Alone...: Rewrite some dialogue and remove some unnecessary randomness. Extend the round up page at the end and completely remove the 100th comic celebration, as that will make no sense for obvious reasons.

Midnight Madness: Rewrite some dialogue and remove some unnecessary randomness.

A Memorable Morning: Some explanations could flow better.

Such a New Life: I don't know really? I guess my biggest problem here would be explaining how the house was redesigned.

The Miraculous Treasures: Remove part of the randomness.

Xiaolin Showdown: Tweak some parts of the battle scenes (like when Xiolain caused an earthquake and dug, well, on like a flying platform thing that is L.I.G.H.T. How does that even work?).

Old Friend, Or New Foe?: You were fun while you lasted, Oppa Kanby Style. Memes die.

(New chapter): Replaces Adding the Venture, the crossover. Key points kept are Daisy building her first machine, Daisy learning the strong Beam move, Larry turning Raven into a piñata, Panee sabotaging the DNA machine with the Ghost Ability, Tim losing a bet against Matt, Yan getting the Katana. I already have an idea of what it will be, but of course I won't spoil you. :)

Team Means Win: Rewrite some dialogue and improve the battle scenes. Change how Special and Unique will justify their existence now, as Kirby won't know that parallel universes exist as he had learned that in the crossover (I already know how, it will be similar but different, it's hard to explain).

Milkshake: Remake the famous rushed ending, showing a lot better Panee being king and growing tired of it. Maybe I'll make the kirbies explore their switched Abilities better too.

Just Like a Butterfly: Rewrite the dialogue of when Kirby tries to convince the alternate XXIs to stop following Marx and all that; show better Marx Jr. (and also the others this time) getting convinced by each one, each time. Maybe give Luz more spotlight when she shows up for the first time.

Ninja'd: The truco game at the beginning was so random because it's a game I didn't even know how it worked, I might replace it with something else. Other than this small detail, I don't know.

Paint Panic: Kaxo's letter doesn't exist, as the crossover never happened; instead, Raven will have some other sort of proof of Larry's insanity.

Inside Out: Possibly make Keedy's and Xiaolin's battle scene longer.

Oh No: I'm thinking of having someone oppose to Keeby's idea of everyone going with Lindroganti better.

Dreamscape: I might change a bit the story Jake tells to Zan.

White Out: I'm not really sure what I would change from this chapter right now, but for some reason I think that when I start rewriting it I'll change it a bit naturally.

Return: I might expand a little more the trainings.

Silence is Golden: Gabi might tell a bit more about herself this time around. Either way, this chapter will probably flow a lot better in written format.

To Be, or Not to Be: Well, honestly, I don't know what I would change from this one.

Dual Destinies: Keep the base the same, but completely rewrite it to make it a better "detective" chapter. I'm honestly considering replaying all Ace Attorney games while taking notes so that I can use them to help rewrite this chapter and make it a lot better. But either way I'll change things from the second half more than from the first.

From Time to Time: Slightly more interactions between the XXIs, mainly for those that, after I reread the chapter, felt a bit too short. Hopefully this chapter in written format won't feel that long either.

Reminiscence: This chapter can flow a lot better in a completely written format, so I might do some tweak or two in the dialogue, but nothing too major.

Every Trick in the Book: I could expand a bit some of Angela's explanations, but I'm not so sure as of right now.

Then there's Only a Matter of Time, that is happening right now, and the future chapters. Of course, only in the future I'll see what I'll change about them.

Here are the questions I think you'll ask me...

"Why a novel instead of a comic?"

There are many reasons why. Probably the main one is that I realized I like to write a lot more than I like to, you know, do the visual part with the sprites. I love writing scripts, but I'm not a big fan of making the comic page itself. You may also notice that most of the comic is focused on dialogue other than stuff like action, so making it completely written makes the most sense to me too.
If I were to rewrite this as a new webcomic, I would also want it to be better visually, so I'd probably want to make it drawn... And, well, you all know that that would take a while, mainly because I don't have a drawing tablet to begin with. Webcomics aren't even supposed to be that long in the first place, or at least I think so.
There's also the thing that I want to learn to describe things in English better; as of right now I'm terrible. It will be a nice learning experience for me too.

"How will you publish it?"

I know fanfic sites exist, but I'm thinking of publishing it on a simple google docs document, that way I'll be pretty flexible with how I'll format the whole thing (like I mentioned, I might put some pictures, for example). But I'm still not sure, so I'll see how it goes. If any of you believe you have a better idea, feel free to suggest it. Of course, whatever what I do, I'll post a link to you guys here in the comic site when I start the rewrite, don't worry.

"How often will you update it?"

I'm not sure, because I still don't know how I'll update it. With comics it's easy and it's per page, but on a written format it could be per chapter or something. Speaking of which...

"How will you divide the story? Chapters? Arcs? Books? What?"

All three, most likely. Chapters are easy, and will reflect the chapters we already have in the comic. Then I might group some chapters into arcs. Books I'm not sure, but they might be related to arcs. I'll have to see. I'm also thinking of the possibility of, maybe, even splitting up the chapter into smaller things, but I'm not sure yet.

"What will happen to the comic itself?"

Of course, when I finish the comic, I'll add a "Completed" status to it, and leave it on Smack Jeeves. And yes, I'll still check the site, to see new comments probably. And I will indeed improve it too, but it's not a rewrite. Remember when I was improving the grammar and stuff from past pages? I will continue doing that while rewriting the comic. It will be different because the comic won't have any changes other than what the characters say, they'll be clearer and make more sense (mainly on the early pages). I might even, this time around, improve a bit the visuals, but mostly zooming in in early pages and making the characters' mouths move (the first half of the comic has their mouths static most of the time, even if they are talking). Just some small changes to make the comic better to be read. I'm aware that there will be people who will prefer the original comic over the rewrite, and that's perfectly okay, and I want to make the comic better for these people too.

"I have something to suggest about the comic, that you could make happen in the rewrite. May I?"

Sure, go ahead. However, don't expect me to do that, I may or may not; it will depend on what you suggest. I'll post more details on how to contact me later in this post, so look for that if you're already thinking of talking to me about something.

"Does this mean you won't work on your other comics?"

As of right now, I have no idea what will happen to Kirby and the Magic Mirror and You Ask, We Reply in the future. I guess you'll all have to wait and see.

"Why are you telling us that already? Couldn't you wait for the comic to finish before announcing this?"

I mean... It's true, I could've waited for the comic to end and then go "hey, I'll remake it guys", but I think it's fair to share it before some reasons.
First, it's an incentive for you to point out mistakes and suggest changes already, and also not to think this is the final product. I'm not sure how the chapters that I haven't posted yet will be, and I really don't want to leave a sour taste in your mouth that whatever I post will never be changed for better. It will! As long as you help me. Sure, I notice mistakes or things I could've done differently myself, but some only came to me when others mentioned about it.
You can also start, right now, to review the comic and what I can improve. You can even go back already and remember everything you've already told me before that I could improve on this comic, if you think I have forgotten (though for most part, I haven't!).
I think it's also because I wouldn't want to, you know, end this comic, and everyone would think "well, 20TK is over forever", to then have me announce the rewrite, if I had this idea all this time.

Either way... That's basically it! And like I mentioned, one of the main reasons I'm already telling you about this is because I want to ask for your help already. If you want to, of course.

If you truly wish for me to rewrite this comic better, you're more than invited to help me! You can either just point me out what you think I could change this comic for better (of course, with a why and how), or you can even have a chat with me, or even do it some other way, either way is fine! You can either comment here or on the pages themselves, do it via PM, send me e-mails (, or message me on Skype (gigi19972012) or Discord (Gigi#6763). Seriously, whatever you do, you'll help me. (unless, of course, you just tell me my comic sucks, then you won't help me, but you're all more mature than that, right?) I believe communication is one of the most important things when it comes to basically anything, and this case isn't any exception.

I have some chapters on the way still, and I'll want opinions about those in the future too, so remember that! In fact, maybe you'll tell me something I could improve and I'll go "well, in a future chapter this will make more sense" or something like that, so really in this case I'll ask for you to wait and see. If, at the end, you don't think it worked, then come back to me and explain how I could've done that better.

Well, that's it. If you have any questions, feel free to ask me. If you have any comments or suggestions about this whole rewrite thing, I'm all ears, message me!

Posted by Gigi19972010 @ January 8th, 2017, 6:48 am
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Foreshadowing / Unexplained Plot Points and Stuff Masterlist

Reading this comic, you probably know that I really like to use foreshadowing, hint at future events, or simply only explain part of some mysteries. Of course, during the course of this comic, some things I at first didn't explain were explained, but many weren't. With the end of the comic drawing closer and closer, many things I never explained will finally make sense, and I think it's only fair for you to have an idea of what I'll tell you. Of course, you could always reread the whole comic, but with over 800 pages, it's hard to keep track of everything. As such, I reread the whole comic myself and made a list of all pages that have this kind of stuff... And I'm here sharing them with you! However, I won't tell you "so, hey, in this page, this character said this, and soon you'll find out what they meant by that", nor anything similar. I'll link you pages that have something I haven't fully explained, but I won't tell exactly what it is, you'll have to figure out yourselves. Some aren't hard to figure out, some are...
Anyway, from the pages linked next, here's what you should be looking for:

- Questions a character asks, but that were never answered, fully answered or correctly answered
- Something a character says that has a greater meaning than you'd think
- Something a character says and people accept as the truth, when actually it isn't true
- Stories that weren't fully and / or correctly told
- Something a character says that hints on future or even past facts
- Things that happened but were never explained, or were only explained partly
- Hidden details you probably missed
- Crushes and squishes, anyone? :P But really, there are some subtle hints about these, and some are misleading too. Make that of what you will
- Things that were mentioned to have happened, but were never fully explained and are at least a bit important
- Aaand finally, maybe they are just stuff you need to remember they were once mentioned, or that once happened

If something is mentioned twice, I'll only link the first time it was mentioned, unless it's a bit different from the first time.
Not every single thing hinted will be explained for sure in the upcoming chapters, but most will, and the ones who won't aren't THAT important anyway.
And not everything hinted is only a hint. Maybe it's both a hint and something else, like something a character learned that hints on other things...
Maybe I even helped you with whatever I wrote on the author comment of some pages too. Pay attention.
I'm also putting a tip about what you should look for in each chapter, for most part at least, and the number of pages each chapter has with foreshadowing that hasn't been addressed yet and similar.
Feel free to comment here on what you think those mean if you want, and discuss it to others too. It's even more fun when you guess right, or when you look back at an old guess and you go "oh, little did I know...".

So, without further ado, here are the pages. A total of 199!

The Meeting: Tip: N/A, 0 out of 20 pages


Two Revenges in One: Tip: N/A, 0 out of 30 pages


We Are Not Alone...: Tip: Purple and Yellow, 2 out of 50 pages

Midnight Madness: Tip: Words are important, 7 out of 50 pages

A Memorable Morning: Tip: Meta Knight how the heck, 14 out of 30 pages

Such a New Life: Tip: N/A, 0 out of 20 pages


The Miraculous Treasures: Tip: The Miraculous Xiaolin, 6 out of 40 pages

Xiaolin Showdown: Tip: Backstory, 12 out of 30 pages

Old Friend, Or New Foe?: Tip: SPACE, 3 out of 30 pages

Adding the Venture: Tip: infinity, 3 out of 40 pages

Team Means Win: Tip: How unique and special, 18 out of 30 pages

Milkshake: Tip: It's more complicated than you'd think, 6 out of 30 pages

Just Like a Butterfly: Tip: Logic + Time Travel, 20 out of 50 pages

Ninja'd: Tip: book, 2 out of 30 pages

Paint Panic: Tip: N/A, 0 out of 20 pages


Inside Out: Tip: Yellow and Purple, 7 out of 40 pages

Oh No: Tip: Relationships, 9 out of 30 pages

Dreamscape: Tip: mistakes, 1 out of 30 pages

White Out: Tip: clones and Meta Knight, 11 out of 30 pages

Return: Tip: math and relationships, 8 out of 30 pages

Silence is Golden: Tip: huh grace, 8 out of 20 pages

To Be, Or Not Be?: Tip: N/A, 0 out of 20 pages


Dual Destinies: Tip: there are just so many different things here, 11 out of 50 pages

From Time to Time: Tip: timelines, 17 out of 50 pages

Reminiscence: theory or truth, 23 out of 30 pages

Every Trick in the Book: Tip: books bases luz, 11 out of 20 pages

...And that's it. Have fun!

Posted by Gigi19972010 @ January 1st, 2017, 10:57 am
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