This comic was (is) lightly Magic themed...still going ahead with it, despite the banning that renders it not as present as when it was written.
In any case, this comic was to be a warm-up for my real effort, but I just learned during Pro Tour Shadows over Innistrad Sunday that the whole universe of that comic is in jeopardy. But my disappointment is not even about that.
It's about the utter disrespect and disregard Wizards has shown its most outstanding people. People are being lied to. Is this not outrageous?
I feel I'm in a similar boat in a different ocean, so I really feel for these guys, though obviously their strife is far greater. But there comes a breaking point.
AND FINALLY! WE'RE CAUGHT UP WITH THE ARCHIVES! VICTORY!
Ah! This little project began in earnest as a New Years' resolution of sorts, and we've been posting roughly two weeks of content just about every day since then to get us caught up from where we left off in 2013.
I suppose the next archive project would be getting around to shoring up 2012's dozen-ish missing posts, but I must start focusing on the future now.
And we also finished our Pierce the Veil studies! Gonna party! Just kidding. Gonna go to sleep, maybe get some pizza and ice cream. And get ready for our first "live" post in years this Friday!
I often doodle up on scraps of paper, and I noticed these happened to combo pretty well into a little story moment, like the Everbored Princess, Pearl of the Great One Blue, giving instructions to her little assassin Agents, Uno and Yahtzee. Her starfish Ace and Jacker are her bodyguards who can transform into giant, hulking bipedal versions at will, only their starfish bodies remain as mask-like coverings for their new bodies.
She only ever seeks Entertainment to cure her constant boredom and will scour even the Drylands in search for the latest Pagliacci--the embodiment of the greatest Entertainment on Myrral--housed in a living vessel that emerges only once every 100 years.
Her Entertainment standards are impossibly high, though, since she is obsessed with discovering the Pagliacci and will assume anyone presenting Entertainment to her is potentially the very vessel she seeks, and she suffers no rookies.
Appropriately (in her mind) she will send her Agents after anyone who she feels dares waste her Audience--however she will give them 72 hours to run so she can get at least one last stab at Entertainment from failures. Thus she has accrued many enemies from the other nations who also seek the find and claim the Pagliacci for themselves.
Looks like I skipped a week, so posting the progress for one of my first fudepen pieces, loosely inspired by Avatar characters, I'd say. Trying and failing, yet ever falling for, that Eric Canete monochromatic Copic look.
Even as the show started to wane, I always, always loved Team Rocket. They always had the best lines.
And I always rooted for them.
But I like villains.
I even still own my official Team Rocket shirt I won in a contest from Nintendo...er Wizards of the Coast? I won it from the official TCG's "Where is Team Rocket" sweepstakes, promoting the then-new official Team Rocket expansion. The font of the R is not accurate to the official show's font, but it's official merch! I emailed in an official entry every day for like two weeks! I still wear it, but I've had it for over 10 years, and it's finally getting worn out...
I love riding on the train as long as I'm sitting, preferably in rows facing forward, but those wall-clingers can be nice, too.
I like sleeping on the train. I love the trains in the country side, or the Bullet Train to Tokyo from my old, small town.
I've always held that trains are the most romantic mode of transportation, in the aesthetic sense...like who knows who you'll meet. I love that scene in Tenchi in Tokyo where they meet and neither even know who the other is.