wait ok here. my previous response was just the thesis statement, this is the rest of my essay
Yet another post where I have to preface it by saying these characters have not appeared yet because my comic has barely started lol. But maybe readers can use this post as like a fun reference and pretend they have a scratch-n-sniff card with them that they get to scratch off whenever a character gets introduced (so fun)
The first chapters take place in some wet, crummy oceanside town so everything smells like dead fish and dank seawater and rotting kelp (you know the kind that gets washed up on the beach. blegh) There's no indoor running water/plumbing except in bathhouses which ppl generally only visit every once in a while so I'm positive the streets just smell like shit and piss and body odor. Also like half the people in this horrible fantasy world are furries horrible animal people so I think this place also smells like what I imagine can only be described as "zoo"
So that's like the general smellscape that these characters inhabit but here's their individual odors as well:
Izzy: this image
Heamon: actually really cares about hygiene and cleanliness etc but I still doubt he actually smells good. Just less bad than everyone else
Thistle: wet dog
Moon: wet dog and tobacco
The white cat: this thread reminded me the cat is described in-comic as smelling "not like a cat." make of that what you will
Cai: definitely the worst smelling one by far. I can't even begin to describe what this kid must smell like. I simply lack the vocabulary
Just the start of something good (hopefully!!) but I found out there’s an art studio near me that does weekly uninstructed figure drawing sessions for $14. It’s really anxiety inducing thinking about going alone (no art friends nearby to invite …) but I am still interested in checking it out… it’s gonna take a lil while to work up the courage but I think I can do it haha
(I guess what I’m most afraid of is showing up and everyone else being like super awesome advanced fine artists and embarrassing myself being the dinky little mediocre illustrator who hasn’t live figure drawn in years that I am but… so what!! I’ll just work really hard until I’m super awesome too! Is what i am telling myself haha )
Hasn't been introduced yet since my comic like, barely exists, lol, but one of my main characters' like Whole Thing™ is that he tries really hard to be moral and good. I have no idea how people will respond to him but he's compelling to meeeeee lol <3
I definitely would not describe him as "lawful" for many reasons, not the least of which being that he breaks the law a lot lol you can't just keep a sphinx in your apartment bro. In-comic he's described as a "bleeding heart" which might give you a better idea of the kind of "goody-goody" guy he is.
I guess what makes him interesting to me is that his desire to be a force of good in the world is also a really big source of conflict for him haha. Being extremely preoccupied with your own morals is all fun and games until you find yourself going on some life-or-death bullshit fantasy adventure because of it. Plus just all the mental anguish that comes with trying to quantify "good" and "evil" in the first place--what do you do when not every dilemma has a clear-cut right/wrong answer; don't forget that the road to hell is paved with good intentions; do your attempts to be a positive influence in your field even matter when the whole system is corrupt from the head down; etc. etc; so on and so forth. Being good is hard :C
I actually really used to hate "goody-goody" idealistic/optimistic characters when I was younger and pretty much only ever wrote asshole/jerk/loser characters but I'm finding that the older I get and the more my worldview changes the more I'm interested in writing kindhearted/moral ones as well. I think for similar reasons that JCorrach mentioned; there's something compelling to me about a character who chooses kindness and compassion and hope in a world that seems systematically hellbent on squashing those types of things. The hard part is making them compelling to everyone else haha but I'm gonna try my best *sweats*
my friend works for like an ad agency or w/e and one of their clients right now is like... some kind of start-up that sells a "wireless device that amplifies wi-fi signals" that is literally just a big cube that costs two thousand American dollars. I am fascinated. I want to know if they've actually sold any because I feel like there's no way.
Historically the amplitude of a radio wave (wireless signal) could only be increased by adding electrical current to the signal. [Our company] has created a new method of wireless signal amplification without adding power. [Our devices] use a mix of metallic materials fabricated in a precise manner allowing the device to amplify the waves in a fashion similar to solid state. This powerless amplification method operates at a quantum level and boils down to simple physics allowing the proprietary blend of materials and components to create significant amplification. The positive byproduct of powerless amplification means there is no noise or interference created by [our cubes], allowing the device to amplify in a clean manner. Taking this one step further, [our devices] not only amplify the signals, but also clean (remove signal noise or interference) and spread the amplified signal outwards. As described above, there is no power and thus there is no firmware making [our giant cube] a hack proof passive device that requires no administration or configuration.
incredible. is the scam here literally just "sell people a giant cube that we lie about" because that feels oddly wholesome in comparison to like, NFTs or MLMs or something
@lutz my mom has a weird nail toooo! cause her brother dropped a rock on her hand when she was a baby. lol. it's not that noticeable imo but her nail is curved like a talon or something. one time while she was dying her hair black her plastic glove got a hole in it JUST on that finger so her Claw was stained black for like a week. lmao
edit: actually i feel like my mom has better injury stories than me probably. not because she's incompetent but because there's like nothing to do when you live in a dirt poor village with no electricity or running water besides talk shit and get hit
junoro:I messed up my bottom tooth by chewing gum while resting my chin on my hand. The entire force of my jaw nearly knocked it out of my skull and it never went back to its original spot. Frickin' dentists were like, "Oh yeah, that's because of how your teeth fit in your mouth," and seemed unable to comprehend the pure terror I experienced in that moment when I could feel my adult tooth wiggling around in my gum. I was there, dentists, I tasted the blood.
holy shit this is terrifying. thank you for giving me a new fear
kind of reminds me of a thing i did in middle school, not an injury just something stupid
when i was like 13 I had headgear like the girl in finding nemo lol (didn't have to wear it out of the house, thankfully), for those who don't know the headgear is two parts, one of them is like, attached to the roof of your mouth (at least the kind I had was like that)
One day after school my twin sister bought me one of these lollipops from see's candy
And I immediately went home and feel asleep with it in my mouth. When I woke up the lollipop was STUCK in my mouth so I yanked it out and a chunk of my headgear went with it :-| my parents were soooo mad. at me for being an idiot but also at my sister for giving a lollipop to her idiot sister
I am constantly burning/scalding myself while cooking :-( I have to keep burn wound medicine in the kitchen cupboards -_-
You'd think after the 100th time of touching a hot baking pan I'd learn my lesson but unfortunately I am stupid
In college my apartment had an electric stove/oven. I had these cute little oven mitt things from Daiso that left my wrists exposed, was taking dino shaped chicken nuggets out of the oven and bumped my wrist right on the hot coils. Only a fraction of a fraction of a second of contact but burned thru like, multiple layers of skin. :-| Was healing up just fine and then I did the same exact thing a few months later with fishsticks and now I have a burn mark on my wrist for life. lol
Timelapse11:They're not particularly violent, but I do get sneezing fits whenever I go from a dark room to a brighter room. (Like leaving a cinema and going outside, or leaving my house on a sunny day, or more recently, going in and out of the horse stables at my work)
Lutzbug:My favorite phase of the process is painting and rendering. It’s the one part of the process where I can turn my brain off and zone out. It’s so fun to watch the world I’ve created gradually come together in a way that feels real
Yesss this^ same #me also
I can actually listen to a podcast while I paint vs like, every other step where I'm concentrating on the page too much to pay attention to anything else lmao xD
omg is it possible for someone to delete this I totally posted this by accident holy moly
edit: well i guess since i'm here I'll respond to you, kc xD
yeah looking at the guy on the card there's like, a flower in his wreath (hair??) it appears? which makes me think they both have wreaths of leaves or flowers or something
sorry not smut or anything, and its not of a comic character, but contains female-presenting nipples (lol) so I think just to be safe I'll put it here? hope thats ok 3:
figure study/painting practice thing/whatever that i turned into the berry-tailed demon girl from the devil tarot card. i noticed too late that I think she's actually wearing a red wreath thing in the card lol but red curly hair is cute too?
Ohhh cool, I've been wondering how to deal with stuff like character pages and other extras when the comic has multiple "books," this is such a cool idea!
As for the extra page editor thingy, if you'd rather just have a blank page for code instead of the little fancy word editor thing you can uncheck "Use the what-you-see-is-what-you-get editor?" in your account settings! :3
Accidentally grabbed a hot pot handle and now one of my fingers has a tiny little burn blister on it. The fact that it is so small and yet continues to hurt really bad is like actively pissing me off >8( I don't even feel like putting a nose on that emoticon I'm so mad
edit: also i need to change my avatar but i'm honestly having trouble coping with the fact that it is november
yeah like i don't know exactly what would happen but the more i think about it the more i feel like having sex with the demon is the answer
i already predict that the counterargument is "how would you even accomplish that if it's trying to kill you" and apologies for quoting a meme past its prime but my rebuttal is simply "rip to you but i'm built different"