Comic 858 - Sunset on the walk home

19th Dec 2016, 6:02 AM in Spirit of Adventure
Sunset on the walk home
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Lackinganame 19th Dec 2016, 6:02 AM edit delete
Well sorry for another short update. But the good news is that the Christmas picture is up! Go take a look at it under the Holiday tab and have your self a merry Christmas!

Hark the herald angels sing
"Glory to the newborn King!
Peace on earth and mercy mild
God and sinners reconciled"
Joyful, all ye nations rise
Join the triumph of the skies
With the angelic host proclaim:
"Christ is born in Bethlehem"
Hark! The herald angels sing
"Glory to the newborn King!"

Hail the heav'n-born Prince of Peace!
Hail the Son of Righteousness!
Light and life to all He brings
Ris'n with healing in His wings
Mild He lays His glory by
Born that man no more may die
Born to raise the sons of earth
Born to give them second birth
Hark! The herald angels sing
"Glory to the newborn King!"

(next update 12-26-16)


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JSStryker 19th Dec 2016, 6:05 AM edit delete reply
Here's to having a nice Christmas!
Lackinganame 19th Dec 2016, 6:19 PM edit delete reply
Merry Christmas!
domestic goddess 19th Dec 2016, 11:36 AM edit delete reply
Love where the comic is going. Just a side note, but it's interesting that Veje talks about forgiveness and it's Christmas time. This is a great time of year to forgive someone of grudges we may be harboring and to accept forgiveness also. We celebrate Christ's birth, yet without His Atonement which make it possible for everyone to be forgiven for all sins, His birth would have little meaning. I love the line "born to raise the sons of earth, born to give them second birth". I'm so grateful for this in my life and wish you, Lackinganame, and everyone MERRY CHRISTMAS.
Lackinganame 19th Dec 2016, 6:18 PM edit delete reply
Merry Christmas
Maryalee 19th Dec 2016, 5:29 PM edit delete reply
And Veja knows about forgiving yourself, because he's experienced forgiveness and had to come to grips with his own past. He could be a perfect mentor for her if she will just let him.

Wondering now how she is going to bring this up with Arua. I know Arua will forgive her, I'm just wondering how Arua is going to deal with the fact someone thought she was Veja's girlfriend. Or, that somebody thinks Veja is "cute". THAT'S going to be a fun strip for you to draw.

And don't think of this as a short update, you gave us a great Christmas picture! That takes time and effort as well, and thank you for the lovely gift!

And...Arua and Veja are still on this quest thing. They've had a couple of detours, but still on the main thing. Now, you established that The Jereboam is a magical weapon...but some type of containment mechanism has to hold that magic. If it becomes necessary, Arua can bring The Light to bear against the Magic...already saw that with Brone. But, the mechanical part...that's where they could benefit from a consultant that was comfortably conversant with cogs. I'm not being coy with where I'm going here. I think you may have, however unintentionally, created a ringer. A supporting character that could be so good they interject their own energy.

You talked about exploring and developing Arua and Cer'veja's personalities and the relationship together. But I wonder if you've consciously considered developing *around* them. Having fun with a particular twist of WoW is a good experiment. Turning the experiment into it's own experiment, that would be something.
Lackinganame 19th Dec 2016, 6:18 PM edit delete reply
Next week, funny thing is I have always had ideas on how the world around them worked.

But due to poor world building on my part it's never really shown through.
Maryalee 20th Dec 2016, 5:32 PM edit delete reply
Lot of people think of "World Building" as this huge, involved mechanical process. They've read Isaac Asimov's "Foundation" series, or stuff like Samuel Delaney's "Dhalgren", or famously Frank Herbert's "Dune" and proceed to put "WORLD BUILDING" in all caps as though it's a doctoral thesis.

I don't think the guys that started Blizzard were PHDs. I know Greg Street was, but he came along later as Lead Designer, he didn't build the world.

Lacking, here's how you build a world. You create a character. The character exists in a world. You fill in the blanks from there. It's not rocket science unless you condemn yourself to making it rocket science. You change/alter/enlarge the world by looking around in your head, seeing what's there and going: "Well that's nice. What if? You know what might be nice? I think I'll...." In other words, all the stuff you've been doing all along. In original Gratz you were borrowing one and doing your own populating. Then you created The Kingdom and stepped into your own world. That's the one you're working on now.

You have the rudimentary details worked out I'm sure. Expanding it may be a little intimidating. Notes are good, some good tools are better. That's what I just tapped into FireFox "world building" +tools. Didn't find that many, but I found wisdom. Here's an article just full of ideas and links to aid the world building writer.

Linked in there was a website with little 15-minute podcasts about writing.

And there's more. You can do this.

Merry Christmas.
Lackinganame 22nd Dec 2016, 1:01 PM edit delete reply
Thanks, and Merry Christmas
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