Thanks to our dear friend Comcast, I can access this site again. Not that that really means anything. I’m typing this before I post a comic/image/whatever, because I don’t remember what I have or have not posted, and I haven’t drawn anything worth anything in the past couple months, so. Decisions, decisions.
Hmm, I looked back a couple of pages and figured I already posted the two “Hair” comics. I’ve got a bit of time, so I’m wondering if I could has something out really fast… Something funny maybe.
This is after swim practice. I think I’ll just use a couple TIAIIS and miscellaneous sketches for the update. But I intend to do some test comics in the near future, and now that I can update again, it might prompt me to get those in faster.
[100526: Three dead links]
Okies. I’ll explain some of this TIAIIS stuff. Much of it is delineated in the update for 9/05, but I’ll say a bit more: The story is called “There is an I in Spaceship” (Yeah, that gets a wtf, eh?).
I’ve “stolen” characters from all over the place; the first sketch has cleaned up versions of Chikara and Aerith – originally supposed to be the mechs in the NWars Directorate storyline, which is, sadly, incomplete. Aerith (Who was going to be “Sakura” [Sakura and Chikara sounds like a pretty good set, huh?] [And “Chikara” is derived from CLAMP’s “Chi”]) is probably the most minor character in TIAIIS. Their character designs (Both almost a year and a half old, now) are both based off the stereotypical magical girl/school girl characters in stereotypical manga. I’ve got more to say about those two, but I’ll leave it for another time…
The second image is a sketch of the main character – Lloyd Wolf (Someone who can finally be considered “Commander Wolf”) – Lloyd comes from “Lloyd Irving” in Tales of Symphonia, and “Wolf” of course, is his last name, so that I CAN call him “Commander Wolf”. His character design is based on the character design of the main character in my FAILED RSOM6 submission. (He’s the guy in those two test comics I did a bit ago). The failed main character is in turn based on Raine and Genus Sage, also from Tales of Symphonia. Yuzuki, on the right, is based off of Yuzuki Kaoru from Starcrossed. In fact, her character design is almost identical, I’m not so sure about personality, though. Yuzuki Kaoru from Starcrossed never really got developed – no one in SC really got developed.
The last sketch has Virginia Wolf, on the left, and Cmdr. Ritz Blackwell on the right. Originally, the name Virginia came from Raine and Genus’s mother, Virginia Sage, again from ToS. As a sibling to Lloyd Wolf, her last name was obviously going to be Wolf. However, it happens that this can also be interpreted as a spoof of the writer, Virginia Woolf, who wrote in the end of the 1800’s and the early 1900’s. Her character design is once again based off of Lloyd’s, which is based off of Raine and Genus’s. Ritz is not actually used in TIAIIS, but her first name comes from Final Fantasy Tactics Advanced, and Blackwell is my coach’s middle name. My coach being the basis of Admiral William Doughty, from SC. Ritz’s character design stems from Aerith, from FF7.
Ok, enough rambling for now.
PS: J, you should have archived my old updates along with yours. Maybe every three updates you should archive everything, regardless of the content’s age. I also hate how your html editor fscks up all my alignment.
PPS: First time J’s overridden my update. Usually it’s the other way around. And my coding would not be so messy if your damned editor would leave the file as I wrote it. And it could be worse – My coding could NOT work.