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The Sunset Princess, Page 15

posted 7th Jan 2014, 12:00 AM

The Sunset Princess, Page 15
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7th Jan 2014, 12:00 AM

Martin F.

Nope, there's absolutely nothing weird going on here. You have to like how I've kept meaning to remove the Violence tag on BP's Comic Fury rating, and then you have this page pretty much being the only reason to this point to have it. Other than maybe the Moon attack.

Speaking of, Moon! Yeah, this is kind of the way I decided to go about working in the next leg of her backstory instead of going the sudden flashback route like the last time. We'll probably get the rest of it down the line, but at least now that part of the plot's actually intersected with the main story. I kind of wish I had waited a little longer to first bring it up since it's been over two years since we laid the groundwork for this.

As for who the people speaking are, you'll find out soon enough. Though I'm sure the tint on one of them probably gives you a good idea. The weird language being spoken here... We'll see some more examples of that as the chapter goes. I'll probably post the translations to all of it on the DeviantArt page or as the between-chapters filler or something - I've been keeping track of what various words mean and that language's grammatical structure as per the needs of the plot.

Oh, and it bares mentioning that among the cameos in there is Layla from Eerie Cuties. It's not exactly a comic our fare is really anything like, but I'd recommend giving it a look.

The 250th page is in a few weeks, by the way. It'll be marking a turning point in the chapter so be sure to keep reading.

Dorothy seems to be taking everything well, huh?

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7th Jan 2014, 7:47 AM

Adam C.

Heheh... First panel called for Vampire cameos, and Layla was a pretty obvious choice since me and Martin do fan art of her a lot. ^^ Because of a... line later in this chapter, I tried to work in more video game cameos, so had the other two in the slide be taken up by Video-Game vampires. Namely Castlevania!Dracula and Vincent from Final Fantasy VII. Likewise, Samus Aran and Sindell are in the class now.

The second and fourth panels were a fair leave from my comfort zone; Martin asked me to do them in the style of an old fairy tale illustration. I'm still kinda iffy on the results, but honestly think that's about as good as it'll get, plus Martin was very satisfied with it. Helps that he really boosted the quality with the coloring. Hell, the coloring all over this page I really like; The light and shadow in the first panel is a lot more complicated than it looks.

Heheh... That penultimate panel though... Yeah, that was pretty messed up. ^^ Naturally that's an Indiana Jones reference on the fart right; even though I was never as into those films as a kid as a lot of others are (was more of a Star Wars guy). Just tried to think of freaky stuff, say the girl beside her is even worse given it's harder to tell what's going on there.

The butterfly-twisted-thing-desk however, was just an excuse from be since I suck at drawing desks. Don't mind it so much as when this chapter started (or since the switch from MS really sank in in general, come to think of it...) but still feel uneasy about how they come out.

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7th Jan 2014, 2:47 PM

Wolfintina

Poor Moon having to live Ihi was probably torture since he came off as nothing but a bloodthirsty monster, I think I see Misty in the fifth panel, and if the Wildlands are in a different world does that mean Gwendolyn is from the world Sareena and Misty live in?

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10th Jan 2014, 3:41 PM

Martin F.

Gwendolyn definitely isn't from the world the Wildlands are in, though I'm not entirely sure on if she's from Earth or not. Possibly though I'd say probably not. I sort of see her as being pretty shady and we're not likely to ever get much insight into who she is or where she came from.

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