can't really apologize for not updating. No one expects me to anymore,
and all these apologies don't make up for anything. You've been gyped
by me and I'm sorry. Look, the final just...well...burned me out creatively
and phsyically. To keep myself busy, I started developing something
I felt I had no pressure to put up anywhere and it took off. Literally.
Character designs, episode planning, all that stuff. It just came. I
guess that makes you wonder if I'm going to continue with this comic,
am. Just so that's clear. I'm going to try to put some new stuff up
here while I'm cooking up a total revamp. I'm not making any promises
except one: when my new idea is all implemented...it. Will. Be. Updated.
Regularly. That's the one promise I make because it's the least I can
do. But rest assured even if nothing is up right now, that doesn't mean
I'm not working on it. I've just been retooling the overall story and
my own art style.
may be down, but never out. If you hang on with me, you'll get the big
reward in the end, I swear. This is my first webcomic and first on going
series, so I'm really learning what my limits are and aren't. If you
don't feel like sticking with me I completely understand. There are
a lot of comics that I support that have been updating regularly and
got the hang of this stuff. By all means, go see them and let them provide
you with entertainment.
keep in mind that I'll never give up so if you're the long haul type
of person, just keep checking back once in a while.
sure the majority of this whole spiel sounded stupid and did exactly
what I was trying not to do, but that's okay. I can live with that.
October's the date I've picked for this whole revamp thing, so when
it comes to that time, I'll let everyone know what's the what. In the
meantime, I'll try to get page 13 out. It's somewhat drawn already anyway.
alive and kicking, as well as she can anyway
Got Back From My Final and Boy Does My Left Hand Hurt... - May 9th, 2003
so in that small update I said a week from April 12th because I was
working on my final. Well, as always, complications came up and my deadline
was extended by two weeks to give me the time I needed to finish the
whole thing. So, I wasn't done with my final until just last Sunday
and had to present it just this past Monday. You probably doubt that
I was able to finish all 12 pages of the mini-comic starring soon-to-be-featured
characters Phoenix (Fury), Dante and Ron (Ron's introduction doesn't
actually happen until page...21 or 22, I think), but that is where you'd
be wrong. I spent a good 8-10 hours a day working on it. I'd eat, sleep
and breathe finishing that comic. And so I did. I don't dig it a whole
much as far as aethetics go, but other people I've shown it to do, so
that's gotta count for something. I had 30 of them printed out to see
if my local comic book store would want to sell them, and a few other
places. I'm not sure if I want to do that, but I've got people forcing
I know that this billionth hiatus has probably driven away any readers
I might have had. I'm in a constant state of starting over as far as
that's concerned, I guess. But that's okay. I believe that the slow
and steady wins the race kinda thing and that all these distractions
have just been tests to see how dedicated I am to the comic and all
that. Well, I'm dedicated. It may take me a while, but I finish. And
knowing that I can at least draw a page a day (granted, I have to sarcrifice
doing everything else to do so...) is a good thing. That would mean
that I could theoretically produce a new page every two days.
bet the question you're now asking is, 'So where's the new comic, slacker
gal? I want to know what happens!' Which is a question and a demand
at the same time.
in mind that I did draw this 12 page comic in a little less than two
weeks, in the middle of dealing with a TON of life stuff and managed
to finish it. That means that my mind is totally spent, and my left
hand (the ol' sinister drawing hand) is pretty much crushed into a bloody
pulp of pain and crampiness. What I'm trying to say is that after my
final I need a little 'me' time. This will benefit all you in the end,
though. I'm getting recharged mentally and physically, getting ready
to sketch stuff out and institute a new system up updating. So, although
it might look like nothing's going on, I'll be working behind the scenes.
I've been taking suggestions on a new updating schedule (read: constant)
and have narrowed it down to every other weekend (a la Demonology 101)
or having a huge update (if not an entire chapter) every month. That
one is the equivalent to having a monthly title, just done on the web.
If anyone has a preference in this, just let
date for the next update is Unusual Heroes' one year anniversary, May
23rd. That's enough time for me to get things together. It'll probably
be more than one page, and a nice little party thing. So meet back here
then for new pages and a decision on a constant updating schedule. I'll
be making this a bigger priority now that I have the time and energy
to do so.
let me rest my hand a bit first, okay?
and FFX-2 is the devil in hotpants. Just thought I'd say that yet again.
It's evil on a stick, and don't spend a single penny on it. Yeah, Square,
I'm not your total slave. HA.
The World - April 6th, 2003
I want to point out that I've had the comic drawn since sometime last
week. In fact it only took me a day and a half to draw it. Shading time
notwithstanding, wanna know why your new page is late, so very late?
constant reader, is that my scanner is on its way out! Can you believe
this? First problems with being fast with drawing, then busy with school,
now my scanner is on its last legs. I think it's safe to say that the
world is either telling me to knock it off with the comic, or that it's
gonna be really cool if I can just keep perservering through all these
annoying mishaps. Hopefully it's the one where I get rewarded for keeping
chugging on. I'd hate it if it was the other way.
know that blaming my scanner doesn't make anything better. You still
don't get the comic, and I still feel bad about it. I'm thinking of
a realstic updating schedule that would give you more than one page,
keep you satisfied and give me enough time to work on them without feeling
completely pressured. Currently, I'm thinking of every other Wednesday
or Saturday. Two or more pages. Of course, if I can get quicker with
this stuff (which I am, actually), I might not do this. I haven't decided.
Once I do, I'll let you guys know. And if you have an idea of a schedule
that would work for you as well as me, hey, I'm open to ideas. Email
me if you so choose.
I guess anymore ranting would really be counterproductive. And in all
honesty, I think only Piro of Megatokyo can pull off the type of rant
this is turning out to be. There really isn't that much else going on.
I'm looking for a new scanner that will kick major ass and make things
better. I'm also working on the short story for class that's Unusual
Heroes related. I'm gonna print a bunch of them out when their done
and go from there. I've also done the layout for page 13, so I can get
right on that this week, if the scanner doesn't totally break beyond
repair. If I draw any new sketches in the meantime (I've been meaning
to do a character sketch of a few upcoming characters, like what they
wear when they're introduced) I'll put up in the Extras section. There's
also a few pieces of fanart I'd like to be able to do. So once I do
that, they might go up too. But my main goal is to get to the end of
the chapter by next month, so I'll be spending most of my time on the
actual story. Hooray, right?
have miraculously found the time (okay, maybe just the wee hours of
the morning, staying up far too late than I should) to start playing
FFAnthology. One of the many games I have to catch up on. There's FFTactics,
Xenosaga, Chrono Cross, Zelda: Ocaria of Time and Wind Waker...then
later there'll be Clock Tower 3, Silent Hill 3, and Primal. Wow, that
is a lot. Anyway, I started with FFVI first because I heard so much
about it. I had to restart after getting up to the river with Banon.
It's a cool game, but I've yet to see why everyone argues it to be the
best FF of all time. The pacing still goes a little too fast for me.
Within an hour, I know who the real villain is. That's kinda weird.
They usually have more freaky foreshadowing and layers upon layers of
"you think you know, but you don't!" Maybe that's just later FFs talking
or something. It's still really cool and has a great sense of humor.
But, I'm not sure if anything'll ever take the place of FFVIII and FFX
to me. They're my favorites. Even if Austin Powers took over FFX...*ahem*
quite enough from me. Hopefully Keenspace won't take forever to upload
this so it'll be somewhat timely. Who knows. I know that those FF comments
will probably get me flamed by someone out there...or not. I don't cause
too much controversy these days. I'll remember to try and update this
newsbox more for updates on the progress of the comic. But, remember,
my journal site tends
to have slightly more up to date news on it. So check there. Now, back
to work for me...
of the Living Dead - March 19th, 2003
this morning's rant is cut short due to the fact that I am so freaking
tired right now it isn't even funny. How long have I been working you
ask? Really, REALLY, long time. I've probably lost a ton of motor functions
and won't get up until 1pm. But, you guys are worth it, right? Of course!
made good on my promise that nobody saw because when I left the message
here it was 4:32 in the morning and stupid me, I requested an update
without actually uploading the new page onto the server. Just goes to
show you, the night owl will forget those tiny little things and end
up staying up even later to correct them. More to the point, I at least
kept the promise no one saw; to get page 11 out on Wednesday. Huzzah,
here it is. And in an all new style too boot. Hey, you like the new
style? Let me know. I'd really
like to hear an opinion on it since it's a pretty drastic change from
the last page. So, yeah, just drop me a line to say yay or nay. This
technique doesn't really cut down on time, I think. Probably makes it
longer. Actually, I'm not sure. I'm tired. I spent two days coloring
it, one day drawing it, and a month procrastinating about it for various
life reasons. I'm gonna try not to do that again. I've gotten a big
creative boost for some reason, and I'm gonna go with it.
all my ranting this time. I'm exhausted. Check out the revamped extras
section with new pieces and two wallpapers. Yes, I said wallpapers.
It's a big update here. My project is going as well as can be expected
and I'll probably be able to scan it once it's finished. It's around
10 pages now. That ought to give me time to catch up on the rest of
was something I wanted to say, I know it, but...aw, screw it. Like the
comic, read the comic, see the artwork. I'll be back. Maybe I'll leave
a--whoa! I remember now! I wanted to say that my journal site is going
through a new layout revamp, and that's why there have been a lack of
updates there regarding the status of the comic. Keep an eye out for
a new layout there soon enough. I wanna finish that while getting to
to sweet, sweet sleep...