Title: Wtf, mate?
My computer stopped loading n-wars. For no reason whatsoever. So now I’m emailing my rants and comics to J to upload to the site. Fun stuff all around.
I’ve also started working on my Rising Stars of Manga 6 entry. I HAD a storyline through the summer, but I didn’t like it and gave up after 6 pages. And each of those pages took like three days as well.
THIS time, things will be different. In ONE day, I finished TWO pages of “There is an I in Spaceship”, and on the SECOND day, I finished ANOTHER page. I’m betting I’ll get back down to one page every other day as the year drags on, but hey, I think I can finish this one.
What really sped TIAIIS up, though, was the (I’m going to coin a term now) Recycle Theory. Which basically says, “Hey, if I Recycle frames, stuff goes fifty bazillion times faster!”. That’s obvious, but then again, so is that theory that says all squares are similar.
WARNING: Today’s update is a BIG file. Sorry, 56K people.
Now, this was the “something good” I was referring to two updates ago (I never said which Monday, did I?). Anyway, silly little spoof-type thing using the Reflection characters (read Reflection if you haven’t yet already…the link is here somewhere…or not). Reflection was this thing that was all serious and stuff, and one day, I looked at it, and said, “Dude, I should do something really insane with this.” I showed D-san, and he said, “Um, J, those two guys are dead.” And I said, “Fack continuity! This is supposed to be crazy!”
Actually, it wasn’t quite like that. It was more like, I showed D and he looked at me funny.
Ok. Two updates a week. Let’s see if we can keep it up. I even have a comic this time, as stupid a comic it may be.
Umm… not much more to say for once.
Today is my 50th comic. Yay! School also started today.
Today’s comic was some one-off gag I though up randomly. By the way, that’s not our actual principal in the comic. Our real principal is much cooler.
So, D-san posts his ship, I post mine: link. There’s this online database thing of all ships over 100 LU (Lego Units) long. The Cheater, as I call my ship, was a way of doing that using a small Lego collection.
The Confederate Ship Urashima. Named after you know who of a certain very popular manga. Here is the MOC Pages gallery.
School’s starting. Such a pity. I be taking my permit test on Friday, too. Then Baylug on the 11th with J. Then who knows what.
So I’ve developed SOME tablet skill over the past two days. Not necessarily at any higher level whatsoever, though. I’ll put up a lineart of what I painted in using the tablet, but I’m not satisfied with the coloring yet. It really similar to work with a mouse, except maybe 15-25% faster.
*crawls out of jungle wearing military camo and helmet* ALRIGHTY! Gah! Sorry readers, our hosting expired, but we got it renewed, after a while. Man, that was really a mess. Plus, I went and got this other hosting, but nooo, D-san just had to renew his. Fine, be that way, D-san.
I also want to apologize for lack of updates while we were sorting things out. So, I’ll have something “good” on Monday, okay? Thank you!
By the way, I am back from my trip. You knew that, right?
This is the complete image of the picture I used in the NWars banner. Now that I have a damned connection back, I can update again… even if it’s just junk like this. I never said all the updates would be good, yeah? And I don’t see J updating anything either. When my Lugnet account gets verified, I’ll put up a gallery of my ship.
I got my tablet, though. It’s harder to use than I thought, but I’m adjusting to it easier than I thought I’d be as well. J claims his tablet is too sensitive… I don’t think that’s what makes it hard. When you draw with pencil on paper, you get x resistance from the tip of the pencil scratching against the paper. On a tablet, you get less. That difference really messes things up for the most part. Also, when I need to draw horizontal lines on normal paper, I turn the paper so I really need to just draw downward. And I can’t do that on the tablet.
My dad and I got our internet working again. We bought a new combo router/wireless/switch box and tidied up all the crap behind my dad’s office desk while we were at it. Assuming that the old combo box hadn’t been working, we almost threw it away.
Anyways, sometime during the time while I was re-wiring, I found an adaptor without a box connected to it. It turned out to be the adaptor for the DSL modem. But the DSL modem had been working?
So once everything was rewired with the new combo box, I hit the switch on the main power surge and a bunch of lights went on. Including the lights on the new combo box. But not the lights on the DSL modem. So here comes the big wtf of of the day. We were sure that the DSL modem was working, so we assumed that the adaptor was broken, and we had been using the wrong adaptor before.
It turned out that we had switched the adaptors to the modem and combo box. The adaptor leading to the combo box had busted (Probably because the output didn’t match the input requirements for the combo box) and the combo box was actually not broken.
So we wasted a buncha time and money for nothing.
Ok. First thing. J, you’re supposed to be archiving these things, not just making your box longer and longer like I am. I’m only doing that because I don’t want to save an extra copy of the Index three times for every one that you do right now. We’re just gonna make it uber-long and inefficient to load…
Anyways. This is a crappy two page doodle of the FFVII opening movie. Not much more to say there, except Midgar in the last panel was a pain in the butt to draw. This update is really late, and will count for two updates because there are two pictures, because I have not had consistent internet access for almost a week now. And I’m in Hong Kong. Without my graphics editor due to a series of unfortunate events.
And I’m thinking of getting a Lugnet account. What say ye, J?
I did warn you guys in advance that the update would be funky, right? By the way, the fourth “panel” is read from right to left (or top to bottom, if you prefer).
Right now, I have what is known as “mal de debarquement”. In other words, nonmotion sickness. That’s right. Instead of getting sick because the airplane was rocking up and down, I’m feeling that the solid, steady floor is bucking up and down like an airplane. It’s unsettling.
It’s really humid here.