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Manuela

Hey there! I love the character toro, and the drawing is very cool, and I can get how he is based on the shapes and expressions. I find a bit confusing how can rocks have an entire society, and talk and move, is there some kind of magic? Or maybe this is irrelevant? The story could be stronger if we know what stops him from his goal, like a physical obstacle to challenge his personality. Good luck

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Cassilda

The classic tale of narcissism, with a twist! I love personifications of things like rocks. To us, humans, they seem so insignificant and equal to others. Really puts things into perspective. It does make me wonder, how long is a rock's life cycle in this story? Does that impact one's memories? Has Toro been in different places? Did he ever have a friend? I think it would be very interesting to have the rocks remember fragments of old memories from a bigger rock, following the process of rock formation from our Earth. I'm not sure how that works myself, but it might give the character an initial glimpse of what they need, maybe an obstacle even.

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Sandra

Hey AJ and Alia, great character work!! Love Toro, what an adorable self-absorbed rock! Love the personification you gave to this igneous rock, so specific too. I'm a bit confused with his chipped head, is it part of his character arc? Imagining that he falls and chips away and then learns from the rock he viewed as inferior. Really intrigued with this rock society! Want to see more. You guys rock! Can't wait to see how your story further develops.

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Dhaval

Nice clean design... is there a hidden message with the sharp edges -- Is Toro a diamond in the rough? ... he just has to find that for himself. You also use some geological terms -- Igneous = coming from lava, being fiery. Do you plan to use this into Toro's character? Be interesting to see how you can play on science, emotions and society. Are sedimentary rocks -- the ones that are (o) pressed; will toro come and resuce one of them ? What will cause his change of heart?

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David

I love this character's design haha, It should definitely be an entertaining way to deal with the issues you bring up. One thing i was wondering about though was the change of form on the top of his head, maybe that's a character development thing?

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Chad

I think this take on a class system is unique. I wonder how to change Toro's (point of view) maybe hiker cause him to fall to the bottom of the canyon. I look forward to this storyline.

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Yongmin

I like the idea of classicism among rocks in the Grand Canyon!

I wonder if there’s different types of rocks, and how they move around?

What sort of society is the Grand Canyon rock world like?

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Brandon

I really like the idea of telling a story about a rock in the biggest place known in the world for rocks. I am a little confused as to how an igneous rock got up there... but maybe that's something to explore in the story? How did he get there?

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John-Charles

Love this character, team! The personality is clear, his wants are clear, and it feels like the perfect setup for goals that just about anyone could get behind (if you want people to treat you like a friend, you gotta act like one first). Very interested in seeing how the setting will be used to help hammer in this narrative

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Kwong Yue

I love the name and character design. It makes me wonder what journey Toro will go through. It also makes me wonder... shouldn't the rocks below Toro technically be the older rocks (hence have more wisdom?).

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Emma

First off, I love the allegory that can be played by showing this character as being apart of the upper crust of the Grand Canyon Rock Society. I wonder why Toro would want friends when he thinks so greatly of himself. He has the privilege so why bother with the other rocks at the lower levels? What is unclear is how he will communicate with the other rocks at the bottom of the canyon. If its the bottom and he falls, wouldn't that mean he gets stuck down there forever?

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Kathy

How will Toro find this rock at the bottom of the canyon? I really like the idea it is super creative and it makes me wonder what other obstacles Toro will face. Will he fall to the bottom of the canyon? It would be interesting to see the other rocks show kindness to him along his journey back to the top, maybe that is what changes his stone cold heart? Does he stay at the bottom?

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Jessica

Great character and name. A lot of people have this problem of feeling superior to others, so I'm really glad that you are exploring it. I'm glad he will learn compassion from someone he sees as inferior. I wonder if Toro should want something else other than friends, since he thinks he is above everyone else. He can still learn the lesson of friendship and compassion even if it's in contrast to another, original goal (like the plot of Monsters Inc.).

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Teri

I love how expressive your little rock is. Seems like he has some work to do to win the friends he wants. You do a great job describing how he defines his own worth and how he expects others to value his position the way he does. You also set up the potential for Toro to grow as a character and develop the characteristics that will truly draw others to him.

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Sanchez

Hello, I really like Toro's character, as it seems like there's a lot of room for him to grow and explore. While the philosophical conflict is clear, what's a little unclear to me right now is the physical, eg how did he meet a lower-level rock if he turns his nose up at them, per se? I think one avenue could be for Toro to fall and have the goal of climbing back up the canyon, but on the way realises what he thought was wrong. Obviously there are plenty of directions to take the story, thanks to the interesting character!

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Jiwoo

Hi AJ & Alia :) First of all, Toro's design is soooo cute! It is simple, yet attractive. I love the idea that Toro is narcissistic based on his physical position. I wonder what he will feel if he accidentally falls deep down the canyon. So far, not much was unclear, to be honest. Perhaps you guys can think about what kind of other characters he will run in to, and how would their words/actions shape his characteristic. Good luck!

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Antonio

Hey there! Toro seems like a very cool character. I wonder if you are going to explore different types of rocks living in the canyon, or other rocks competing to have "the best view" or being some kind of leader. It is unclear to me what a society of rocks could look like where leadership and friendship are important. You could consider clarifying how he looks from the outside as a narcissist rock and how he could look at the end as a rock ready to make new friends. What is the different? Keep the good work!

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Shayleen

Hey, AJ & Alia! Love this little rock guy. :) His hard edges resemble that of his character, it seems. I am excited to see his growth and how he is a like-able character. I am wondering if there are ANY other rocks that think the same as he does? And it's unclear at the moment how he interacts with the "bottom" rocks. Does he have a fall to the bottom? Or do the "bottom" ones hitch a ride up top? Excited to see where you go with this!

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