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Comic 73 - 61 Stay at home physicists

26th Sep 2011, 1:20 AM in Damsel and Distress
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61 Stay at home physicists
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Kai Faydale 26th Sep 2011, 1:20 AM edit delete
Kai Faydale
The fundraiser ends today and since we're fully funded I went and picked up the tablet. I will spare you the details about calibrating it and how many times I had to undo something while making this page, but overall I don't think it looks all that bad. I will of course take some time for me to get use to drawing with the tablet. For those of you who don't have one or ogle technology you aren’t planing on buying the tablet has no screen on it, I connect it to my computer and use it's screen. That means though that there is a disconnect between the pen and where the ink shows up. It's not quite like drawing blindfolded but it's kind of close. Luckily I was able to put the flashback (where things take place in an ironically lower budget time of the comic) when I have the most to learn with the tablet. Yes that means I made it black and white on purpose (remember the part in the plot where it first went color? Wouldn’t it be odd if there was color before that?).


Trasee Darkwatch 26th Sep 2011, 9:41 AM edit delete reply
Trasee Darkwatch
Looking good with the tablet so far. :)

As for the flashback, you have certainly put in an interesting philosophical twist. :P
Kai Faydale 26th Sep 2011, 5:49 PM edit delete reply
Kai Faydale
How i ended up creating this world has a lot of interesting philosophical implications which as someone who reads too much philosophy as it is I won't be able to resist bringing up a bit. I will work though to make the story come first and not be preachy. the philosophy will be some of the driveing force behind a character or two and not something dealt with in exposition. I will also only try to bring up interesting questions to look at and not rub any of my answers in the reader's face. This chapter is mostly setting up the philosophy for when the characters do something about it in the next chapter.
Twitchy Fan 26th Sep 2011, 2:57 PM edit delete reply
Twitchy Fan
I suppose it is only fair that the nosy interloper be roped into assisting with the story.

Interesting theory there Robin. I would add that the Director would be as powerful as you theorize were it not for a check on his power. Retcons law, enforced by the avatars states that: The director has free reign until his handiwork is observed by an avatar and its real world backer. At that point the fact is established and unchangeable. Since the specifics are no longer in a state of uncertainty.
Kai Faydale 26th Sep 2011, 5:44 PM edit delete reply
Kai Faydale
Oh will make a big point of the Director's weakness come chapter 4 when it is really put to the test. It will be oftly similar to what you say regarding the reader's at least. He can't do anything that will make the story less interesting then if he did nothing. this will mostly come back to haunt him in a more horror movie fashion (ie don't go in there it!) he also can't reveal the secrets of one of the character's unless it would make it a better story (which it usually wouldn't).
tutter 26th Sep 2011, 9:21 PM edit delete reply
...So was I right on her being a physicist? Or some type of scientist. And does you pi reference go without saying?
Kai Faydale 26th Sep 2011, 10:01 PM edit delete reply
Kai Faydale
yes the pi reference goes with out saying.
as for the first question. I had planed to focus more on her personality in the flashback but her being trained in physics it had too many fun implications down the road to pass up. It will allow me to recenter more of the plot for chapter 4 on Robin where i was having some problems with her motivation. It makes for a new problem between Victor and the director but I should be able to fix that before it comes up.