Monthly Archive 07/2008

Whip It Good

posted by Jordan on 2008/7/2 (Comics)

I wanted to get this one up earlier, but ran out of time last night. And now, I have to go to work, so I'll probably update with more to say later. For now, enjoy the comic.

EDIT: And I'm back, with a few things to say. First and foremost, regarding the comic. My next goal is to try and work up a little stockpile of issues, so I have a bit of a buffer in case my life gets to be too much. As it stands, it might take a while to actually get it going, but I'll see how much work I can get done on Saturday (since it's the only day I have off this weekend. Fun.).

EDITEDIT: I had more to say, but technical difficulties caused me to scrap it. I'll probably revisit it when said problems are solved. Tongue

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Thought Process

posted by Jordan on 2008/7/5 (Comics)

The technical issues from my last update are still in place, but me and Crazed have been discussing it, and have some ideas. Although I'm not sure when we'll actually implement anything (hopefully soonish), we will be adding some things to the comments system to better it.

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Try a Different Viewpoint

posted by Jordan on 2008/7/8 (Comics)

I tried to have this done on Sunday, but ran into distractions, as usual. I really do hate having so little free time, but oh well. Money is always nice to have on the other hand. Anyway, here's a little something I put together to help clear any specific confusions anyone might have:

Some Notes on Vampires:

Vampires become stronger with age. However, this is not due to any supernatural or magical reasons, nor due to changing abilities. No, a vampire is similar to an average person, in that they must learn to use the abilities they are given. Much the same way that a human must learn to walk and speak, a vampire can't simply instantly know exactly how to assume the form of a bat, or summon a pack of wolves.

Similarly, most species must learn to walk before they can run, and vampires are similar. Once an ability is learned, it becomes the gateway to more powerful versions of the same ability. Turning into a bat will eventually lead into turning into a wolf, and possibly even into more powerful creatures given enough mastery of the ability. Such is the reason why elder vampires are the most powerful beings in existence. They have learned to tune themselves into their abilities to the point of them being nearly analogous to a human's ability to breathe.

I have some more notes as well, but I want to flesh them out a bit better. Besides, I can use these notes as an excuse to keep people tuning in. Tongue

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The Hunter Becomes The Main Course

posted by Jordan on 2008/7/12 (Comics)

Blarg, almost 4 AM, but I really wanted to get this issue up before "tomorrow." I really do hate keeping you guys waiting, and wish I could work a lot faster, but sometimes I just don't have the energy. Anyway, here's another issue, and I'm hoping to get at least another one done and uploaded before Tuesday.

Also, after seeing Hellboy II tonight, I've determined that if an Anti-Heroes movie is ever to be made, that Anna Walton will be playing Lana. If you've seen the movie, then you probably know who I'm talking about. If not, Google Image Search her. You'll see why.

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Undead Have Feelings Too

posted by Jordan on 2008/7/13 (Comics)

What's this? Another update on time?! What's the world coming to!!

Actually, I just have time off from work, so I'm trying to get myself ahead in my work again. I had this issue done yesterday already, which is saying something for me. Tongue

Now, since people are probably confused about what happened with Laris and stuff, I'll provide this clarification with some more notes on vampires:

When a vampire bites a victim, said victim is instantly given a special curse of a magical nature, which is commonly known as Vampirism. If the curse is treated shortly after being bit, then nothing will become of the person. They might have a bit of discomfort, but they will remain very much alive and well. However, if the curse is allowed to remain within the body, it will eventually take hold of the victim, killing them and reviving them as a vampire. Someone who has been killed cannot be turned into a vampire by any conventional "biting methods," which is why most vampires will drain all a victim's blood, to ensure they will not rise again.

Such is the reason why vampires are as rare as they are. Those who are bitten rarely live to tell the tale, and those who do usually have their bodies purified before any further damage can be done.

If you've ever played the Elder Scrolls games, then this probably sounds familiar. I always liked the way they treated vampirism in Morrowind and Oblivion, but always felt weird that it was treated as a strict disease. Vampirism seems like more of a magical curse of some kind to me, so that's the road I took.

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Liberty White

posted by Jordan on 2008/7/17 (Comics)

Once again, I apologize for my update tardiness. I was stupid and managed to waste all the free time I had on my extra days off by playing Civilization IV instead of working on this. Curse you, Sid Meier.

Anyway, on the subject of today's (rather late) issue. The title comes from a jar of paint I found in a local store a few weeks ago. There were so many different shades of white with ridiculous names, but I think "Liberty White" really just takes the cake. There's stretching words to make them fit in a certain context, and then there's "Liberty White."

As for the content, I don't think this issue comes as much of a surprise to many people. Most people I saw assumed it was Aldran's brother in issue 100 and onward, but for anyone who had their doubts, here's your proof. Tongue

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His Insurance Policy

posted by Jordan on 2008/7/20 (Comics)

Wow, what a weekend. I wanted this issue done on Friday, and I probably could have had it finished, but I was interrupted, and pretty much didn't have a spare moment since then. First, I hung around with a friend and went to the movie Friday night (more on that in a second), then had a wedding on Saturday, then had to work this morning at 6 AM, going on about 3 hours of sleep. Fuuuuun. So I sat down and forced myself to finish the comic tonight, and upload it.

Next topic: The Dark Knight. If you haven't already seen the movie, do so. Now. I loved Batman Begins, so I suppose I can be biased that way, but even putting the fact that it's Batman aside, it's still a very good standalone film. Heath Ledger's Joker is absolutely stunning, and I thought Aaron Eckhart as Harvey Dent was another good casting call. I would be surprised if this movie doesn't win an award in the future, since I'm quite certain that this will be the best movie I'll have seen all year. Even if you're not a Batman fanboy, see this movie. It's worth the money.

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The Truth Comes Out

posted by Jordan on 2008/7/23 (Comics)

Tired. Comments later.

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Triumphant Return

posted by Jordan on 2008/7/30 (Comics)

Once again, I apologize for the uber-lateness, but I haven't been really motivated lately, what with working so many early shifts in a row.

Anyway, a very late issue, but an issue nonetheless. And one I've been waiting to do for quite a while. In fact, the whole upcoming arc is one I've had in mind since way back when I was still working my way to issue 20. I'm glad to see it finally coming to fruition. As for those curious as to what's to come, you'll just have to keep watching. Tongue

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One Way to Ruin the Moment

posted by Jordan on 2008/7/31 (Comics)

It's really amazing how diligently I can work if I already have the entire scene mapped out. And considering I've had this scene (and accompanying punchline) planned for months now, I'm amazed at even my own work. Hopefully I can keep things going at a fairly steady pace now that I'm back in writing territory that I already have planned well in advance.

And, as always with this comic, the twists and turns never stop coming.

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