Monday, July 23, 2007

[LotF] comic: Mistake Flower

Legend 2, Page 060
Aodhan: Things will happen. And the world we know will not allow you to step away so simply.
Your own memories are trying to return. You will not be able to ignore or forget at a point. Even if you dislike it, Dercesthai is not a bad ally to have,

…and I am a poor choice for an enemy.
Undine: Considering I fractured your arm, I have trouble finding you terribly intimidating.

Aodhan: That would be a mistake Flower.
Undine: I don’t respond well to threats.

[An uncomfortable silence follows.]

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Sorry the page is posting a bit late today. I'm kinda under the weather.

[DA] Hogwarts Extracurriculars (No Spoilers)

6L - Hogwarts Extracurriculars

So... I've no idea if or when 6 Lefts will update next. (It's a parody / pop-culture / satire / dimension-hopping webcomic, just pure fun.)

But when we left off, the girls + Dave had just crash-landed in the Hogwarts school of witchcraft and wizardry.
With the book 7 release, and Jana's recent request to see the Pegasi design, I've opted to do a new pinup for the adventure that we left off during.

I remember when that was in the planning stages we assigned each character as a 7th year in a different house, discussed certain events that required specific extracurriculars, and more. But for the heck of it, I drew our 4 dimension-hoppers as they'll appear in Hogwarts, dressed for their extracurricular activities.
Becky (Ravenclaw) & Melissa (Slytherin) for dueling practice. Ashley (Gryffindor) & Dave (Hufflepuff) for Quidditch practice.

Download the full size version at DA if you want to use it as a wallpaper.

Six Lefts and it's characters are © B. Shropshire and A. Holloway

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Monday, July 16, 2007

[LotF] comic: Simple, Go. Away.

Legend 2, Page 059
Undine: Simple.

I don’t want to ever see you again.
I don’t know what happened, but Storm doesn’t trust your kind in general.

And frankly, I just don’t like you.
So just leave.
Never return.

Aodhan: Things are not so simple as to follow your wishes.
Especially if Dercesthai and I are correct about your identity.

The page was up on schedule, text was late. Sorry.

Sunday, July 15, 2007

[DA] Princess Tutu & Requests

KKJ - Moonlight

Jana's request from this LJ post.

6L - Pegasi

Normally, I wouldn't release a Six Lefts design, but I honestly don't know how close this is to the original design, I don't know if we were still going to use it at all the last time Ashley and I discussed 6L, and honestly, I don't know if or when Six Lefts will continue.
Jana's request from this LJ post.

PT - Best Friends

Princess Rue and Duck Ahiru.
They were best friends in the series, even though Rue wasn't always ready to admit to it. I think Princess Rue definitely would've come back to visit her best friend from time to time. I always loved their friendship. I actually requested december_zephyr to draw something with this pair in the post here, but the idea stuck in my head to much to leave it be.
Since I lack shading skills, december_zephyr's is sure to be far nicer.

PT - Duck Princess

I like playing with this concept... Future!Ahiru as a "human" princess. It's just fun to try to imagine princess gowns for everyone's favorite little duck.

PT - A Kiss

I set the mature filter on this deviation for obvious reasons, so if you don't have a Deviant Art account, you can't see the full view on their website. So I've made it available on Photobucket for non-DA users.

We're all cosplaying the same character (Fakir from Princess Tutu) at Anime Expo 2007 in different outfits. I'm the "I'm travel size for yo convenience!" version.

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Wednesday, July 11, 2007

[LotF] rant: IM IN UR MAPZ

Here's a pretty cool trick.
I was able to Google Map the Amayinehi's Spring being shown in the last few pages with Storm & Mainyo. If you go to the below address, try zooming in on Hybrid or Satellite view. You can get a bird's eye view of the real life location I used as a setting for an imaginary comic event.

Google Maps: Amayinehi's Spring

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

[LotF] rant: Update Issues

Okay, some of you caught the link I left in the chat room, but here's the official word on the front page.

Remember ages ago when I lost my entire archive because one of the two KeenSpace servers died violently, loosing a randomized chunk of about 1200 KS sites? Yeah, me too.

In a wonderfully prepared move to prevent that incident repeating itself, ComicGenesis (mostly the same people, new name) has purchased a new server, backed up everyone's stuff, and moved it over to the new server successfully. The CG forums, home site, and site admin have not made the switch yet, and DNS is having random issues, but no one has lost more than a week's worth of comics. The CG auto-update system is not functioning properly yet, as you guys may have noticed, since a script went up Sunday night, but no new page on Monday.

The ComicGenesis staff are working on the problems. Working as CG Admin is done for love of the community, not for money, so Kisai and Strredwolf are working these issues along with their day jobs. Much kudos and love for them with it going as smoothly as it has. Hopefully updating will be functioning normally again soon. Until then, bear with it. I love CG, this place is made of win.

And, as for the two pages sitting in limbo where you can't see? I've tried a couple of back door ways, but I can't force an update through right now. I'm suddenly very glad my rant area is now an outside blog. I can get updates to everyone when CG isn't at top form.
So here are some temporary links: 57 & 58
Those files will be gone as soon as the CG page updates. The CG versions are a bit larger and not pixelated from auto-shrinkage.

from Legend of the Four

Sunday, July 8, 2007

[LotF] comic: It Seems Incredibly Likely

Legend 2, Page 057

Storm: // That should be good for a while. //

Legend 2, Page 058

Amayinehi1: // Are you all right Gwarcheidwad2? //
Storm: // A bit wetter than necessary, but fine. //
Amayinehi: // What payment do you want today? //
Storm: // Let me handle the trash. Then I will discuss it. //


Undine: So you believe I am this ‘Tiarna person reincarnated?
Aodhan: It seems incredibly likely.
[Undine stares.]
[Undine looks away.]
Undine: Go away.
Aodhan: What?

note: The // enclosure indicates the use of the Sidhe Common language.

1 Amayinehi - Cherokee/Tsalagi term meaning "water spirit/faerie"
2 Gaelic: "Gwarcheidwad." to English: "Guardian"

This text for the comics is going to beat them at getting online by a couple of hours. This is how ComicGenesis's auto-update works. Sorry, but I'd forget to do this tomorrow morning, I know it. They'll go up sometime after midnight.

[Convention] Anime Expo 2007 Report

AX 2007 Con Report made in in sketch-comic format....

AX2007 - Day 1

AX2007 - Day 2

I'm really proud of how my Fakir costume came out. I need to bind better, but the wig looked awesome and I was the only one to do the details of black against dark gray with the knight's shirt with the darker shoulders, neck cowl, and (not that it's shown well in any photos) dark back with gray designs cut into it. It was made from dark gray gabardine and black leather.

AX2007 - Day 3

And the gallery of photos separated by day, and a couple of group photo shoots is here:
So far it's just my photos and Thanh's photos. Still waiting for stuff from Tim, Lexx, and Brett.

Other Princess Tutu photo shoot pics posted so far:
dream_chaser023 -

[DA] Cat Legend Sketches

For reasons unknown, I wanted to try my hand at drawing Katrina Santoro's characters: Bing, Sarah, Dee, Dor, & Cat. They are © Katrina Santoro as a part of the cast of the webcomic "Cat Legend".
I'm just taking a quick stab at sketching their faces, very rough, nothing more yet.

CL - sketches

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