I'm setting this up several days in advance, which is good since if I did this the night of, it'd probably boil down to, "Pokemon tonight!"
So, Sunset Princess! I'm sure the girls on the cover here instantly raise a lot of questions about just what is going to be going on this chapter, given we apparently have two Alexes.
Funny thing, I actually pictured this completely differently in scripting, with a forward shot of Alex and apparent other Alex walking out of a school with White Noise, the Twilight Minister, Harena, and Erac Day's silhouettes around the front of the building and a sunset in the sky. I prefer this, little more eye catching and we'd have been barely able to see these two if we'd gone that route most likely, though the sunset thing... Funny story on that I'll let Adam get into.
Speaking of, if the captions, the sign, the title as it relates to the sign, the uniforms, and the picture of Sareena didn't clue you in, this chapter will be largely taking place in a school like we saw with the year three preview. How and why? Stay tuned to find out.
Heh, appropriate we get a mention of fairies given when this is going up. Damn it, I want to play Pokemon NOOOOOOW.
Fortunately as I type this, Martin's in the midst of downloading the game. ^^ Good luck, buddy.
But yeah, big sorta change in this chapter, huh? The two Alexes were a lot of fun to draw, though I think Martin asked me to make sure Sareena was in that blurb, mostly because of one kinda-sorta-gimmick for this chapter we'll likely discuss further in.
Blurbs sorta focus on privacy, in case you can't tell. Naturally I was able to get in a WaR reference with the coloring on that one about partners. Too bad I couldn't think of a good Blues reference. Not unless they wind up fighting like... I dunno, a fairy prince or something in some future chapter.
First time seeing Dorothy with glasses in the new style. Funny thing, pretty sure I forgot about those and Martin had to add 'em himself. Between that and the cover coming out nothing like he expected, sorta too embarrassed to say much else. ^^
Alex wearing a skirt, never thought I'd see the day that happened, and it looks like the year three preview is going to start making a lot more sense.
Heh. Yeah, this chapter will relate to that a lot, and is largely what led to the selection of people present for that.