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Reply mitchellbravo, October 7th, 2014, 8:17 pm

Immediate thought after I finished coloring this: "Lorenzo, baby, Lorenzo St. Dubois. But my friends call me... "




13 Links for 13 Updates 8/13
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No Scrying by Josh Sortelli

I've described "No Scrying" before as Medieval Matlock but realize that appeals to literally no one in the world except me, so like, let's try instead, a handsomely sculpted fantasy setting where the dashing leads need to do what I would say is the fantasy equivalent of FIGHTING CRIME. Check out that sick, suave beard on our main man Sir Jors, and sorceress Ariandre simply drips with coolness. As shown, Sortelli's action panels are splendidly dynamic, and his art in general is expressive and fun to look at. The dialogue manages to strike a balance I literally don't think I ever have seen before in a fantasy comic between sounding appropriate to the period/setting while still being readable and entertaining. No crying, read No Scrying!
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Tomorrow's page, following today's tradition, will be up tomorrow. I'll see if I can work in a double-update one day to make up for today's page being "on time," tho if not I'll just run one on Saturday. Wouldn't that just be fab


READER'S DISCUSSION:

Reply Oly-RRR, October 7th, 2014, 11:20 pm

...well, that's one way of making the audience sit quietly.

I just realised that my annoying piano-playing new neighbour looks a bit like a younger more neurotic version of Eddie's mother. ._.

Aaand you just made me put The Producers around the top of my to-watch list. EVEN BEFORE POSTMAN PAT THE MOVIE :D

Reply mitchellbravo, October 8th, 2014, 6:16 am

@Oly-RRR: LOL. Maybe that's why Eddie's mom is so restrictive about his piano playing, she's used to "her sister" banging away at it all hours of the day and night xD

LOL LET'S TRADE SO I CAN WATCH POSTMAN PAT

Reply Oly-RRR, October 8th, 2014, 6:21 am

@mitchellbravo: I have no clue why she has to be restrictive about it in a standalone house but in a block of flats SHE'D HAVE MY FULL SUPPORT!

Haha, I actually watched it this morning - this is how our generation deals with sleep deprivation since Saturday morning cartoons were a thing! :D Now I'm almost 100% sure you'll enjoy The Thick of It!

And while we're at it I've been crawling around Edmonton's map again and there's a Mitchell Road.

Reply mitchellbravo, October 9th, 2014, 5:26 pm

@Oly-RRR: In her case, she associates the sound with wasteful art proclivities instead of pragmatic and useful studying and thinks it's mentally pacifying instead of stimulating :(

AND YAAAAAAAAY which program should I make me and Ben watch first???? THERE'S SO MANY I KEEP WANTING TO WATCH

Aaaahahahhahaha it is waiting for a storied cop to come walking down it!!!! I love the mental image, because my mind is stuck in the 90s apparently before "Google STreet Veiw" was a thing, of you wearing a virutal reality helmet to go cruisin' the streets of Edmonton XD

Reply Oly-RRR, October 9th, 2014, 11:37 pm

@mitchellbravo: And every time I think that woman can't get more spooky... :C

OH MAN I DON'T KNOW D: I'd probably vote for either The Thick of It or Life on Mars, considering that the current season of Doctor Who will be over in about a month I think so you'd be able to binge-watch it if it clicks... OR FARGO I FORGOT ABOUT FARGO

Hahaha! Honestly if I go for a walk after using Street View for a couple of hours I can't shake off the feeling that I have a camera on top of my head and can only move along driveways. XD

Reply mitchellbravo, October 11th, 2014, 6:26 pm

@Oly-RRR: I will run all options by the Benj and see which one he opts for :o :D and of course will be keeping you updated every step of the way XD

Ahahahahaha! 1. Did you ever play Rollercoaster Tycoon and 2. That's making me think of when I was learning to drive, and the instructor took me on the highway for the first time and when I was lying in bed trying to fall asleep I kept DREAMING I WAS STILL CONTROLLING THE CAR AND COULD NOT SHAKE THE SENSATION.

Reply Oly-RRR, October 12th, 2014, 1:58 am

@mitchellbravo: Nope, never played it but I've seen it I think! And hehe, yeah, learning to do physical things does that!

Reply mitchellbravo, October 12th, 2014, 4:02 pm

@Oly-RRR: For some reason your last sentence in the other comment made me think about this thing that would happen in the game, while the guests were in your park you could click on a guest and a window would pop up showing you a zoomed-in image of the guest walking around, how many rides they'd been on, how much they'd spent, and what they were thinking, which was usually stuff like "The scenery here is beautiful!" or "Rollercoaster 2 looks too intense for me!" and if you left the window open too long eventually they would get paranoid and start thinking "I have the strangest feeling that someone is watching me" O_O XP

Not sure why exactly it triggered the memory, but oh well :P

Reply Oly-RRR, October 12th, 2014, 4:14 pm

@mitchellbravo: Ahaha, this is fun! I like when video games do that even though it's like it doesn't actually make it more "authentic" or anything, just a fun touch. Though Animal Crossing took it to a creepy reversed point where if you've been playing for over an hour or so villagers start walking up to you and saying "Hey, isn't it time you took a break?" XP

Reply mitchellbravo, October 15th, 2014, 9:51 am

@Oly-RRR: AHAHA!!! Hey, that's probably a good idea though... lord knows I used to spend hours hours hours hours at a time on Rollercoaster Tycoon or The Sims, I probably could have used a little admonishment from the games to step outside or look at an organic being from time to time XD

Reply Oly-RRR, October 15th, 2014, 11:22 am

@mitchellbravo: Hahaha, you definitely can't do that in Animal Crossing - it runs in real time so during the night your town dies out. You still can catch insects and gather fruits and such but it's not something you can do for hours. So unlike The Sims you end up playing it maybe a couple hours tops per day, anything over that gets slow and boring.

Reply mitchellbravo, October 29th, 2014, 4:51 pm

@mraab: Thank you so much!! (sorry it took so long to get back to your comments, by the way. I had a bit of a rough spell). Honestly, I took a lot of inspiration from the movie Fantasia, particularly the little segment after the Rite of Spring segment, where the "soundtrack" comes onto the screen and illustrates the different sounds :P I'm looking forward to using it more often eventually, though hopefully the next time the gang gets together the colors will be more harmonious (representative of harmonious sounds, eh, eh? :P)

Oooh I will have to look up Kandinsky, I actually really didn't know anything about all that! It makes sense given the chasm between visual and audio in media at the time- I really ought to play around with stuff like that more. Well, I really ought to research stuff like that more, to start with.... all in good time though I guess XD

Reply Squirreltastic-Blue, December 30th, 2014, 2:33 pm

A song using piano, drums, and three vocalists.
Can't think of one! If you have an example, I'd love to hear it.

Reply mitchellbravo, December 30th, 2014, 3:26 pm

@Squirreltastic-Blue: Keep in mind that vocals can be a stand in for most other instruments as well, sort of a semi-a capella version of a song that usually calls for a wind or string instrument.

Reply Squirreltastic-Blue, December 30th, 2014, 3:48 pm

@mitchellbravo: Good point! I sort of had a fascination for a Capella music when I was just a kitten, but lack of access to media sort of stunted that interest. Now it just makes me chuckle a little.


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