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I was boggling that I hadn't done one of these since June then looked at my post titles for the last few months and remembered how sick I was for a while there. But I managed to draw some stuff anyway through the fog :) Also I got a copy of Manga Studio 5, which does some lovely lines and painting...that make my computer cry :(

All art has transcripts/descriptions at the link.

Prettiest:

Snow White and Red Riding Hood


Most interesting:
News From The Sea: A little fantasy comic adapted from this short story I wrote. Created for a Comic Books and Graphic Novels course. Transcripts in chapter 2.

As far as I can tell I got...120% for this comic? And that's getting less than half of the available extra credit. lol coursera. But it was fun!

Person of Interest, Avatar: The Legend of Korra/The Last Airbender, Guild Wars 2, Dragon Age Origins, Mass Effect 2, Red Dwarf, Bastion, Dr Who, Original, Game of Thrones, The Hobbit, Fresh Pretty Cure )
alias_sqbr: "Creative genius" with an arrow pointing to a sketch of me (genius!)
Wrote some semi original fiction omg! One for the Jukebox "write a story about a song" exchange, another for a writing meme I made up myself. Also did some art for that limited palette meme that's been going around tumblr, which was super fun.

Spare Change (1393 words), The Man Who Sold the World, Teen And Up, Horror, Fantasy, Original Fiction, Fanfiction, Inspired by Music, Genderqueer Character
Summary:Two friends meet by chance long after both have died.

The Most Talked About Night Of The Season (5355 words) G, No Warnings, Fantasy, Regency, Happy Ending, Fae & Fairies, Non-Graphic Violence
Summary: Maisie was in no mood for a ball. She always felt like a fool in formal wear. The ball was full of Pixies and Slyphs looking lovely in ensembles much like hers, but delicate ringlets and a ruffled dress were far less flattering on a seven foot tall Lob covered in hair.

A colouring tutorial

Literally every comment on Spare Change has used the word "creepy" :D On one hand I'm quite happy with the story, on the other hand want to stop thinking about it so I can GET THAT SONG OUT OF MY HEAD.

And now....art!
Edward Scissorhands, Iron Man,Bastion, Mass Effect, Dragon Age, Fresh Pretty Cure )

Bastion

Nov. 27th, 2012 08:45 pm
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I've been meaning to play this game for ages, but was finally prompted by the realisation that I could play the copy we got super cheap ages ago on my Mac laptop.

It's as beautiful and bittersweet as I was told it would be. Very understated, almost all of the game is getting the protagonist from point A to point B past various enemies in the remains of a floating city, all shown in a simple isometric view. The wry, melancholy narrator and gorgeous soundtrack combine with the simple but beautiful art to evoke a US-frontier-inspired fantasy city turned to ash. The story itself is fairly simple, doled out by the narrator in tiny pieces as you go from place to place, but I found it really affecting and beautifully told.

The combat is very flexible, I found some sections incredibly difficult but a lot of them were optional and they'd probably be easier if I wasn't such a mindless button masher. Anyway, the difficulty didn't ruin the game for me because there's a "no sweat" mode where you come back from death with full health, the only downside being you miss out on certain achievements and some XP. There's one enemy where my only "strategy" was giving myself all the "damage enemies when they hurt you" passive abilities and watching as they slowly cut themselves to pieces on my corpse.

Here's the trailer. If you want to check it out it's only $4 for the next four hours.

nb: while I think it does some really interesting things with it's historical parallels, it's possible indigenous players might find the POV frustrating.

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