“I’ve barely touched you.”
“You don’t know what having hair feels like. Be gentle.”
“Fine. Where’re you getting the dress?”
“I was thinking of digging something out of that one fallen down dress shop, Anastasia’s something?”
“Didn’t that belong to the host’s family?”
“Yeah. What do you think, flattering or insulting?”
“Probably insulting. Try the other caved in dress place, near Hong’s.”
One time they saved somebody rich (how you do the rich thing in the post-apocalypse is a mystery to Bri) and so some time later they got invited to a party. It was suggested to Bri that full formalwear may be a good idea, as stylish as her bow tie and fighting clothes may be. She could not quite be convinced away from the bow tie, but did dig up an evening gown. Marcus even did her hair. It was a nice evening, really.
The giant ants attacked during a slow song.
Bri and Marcus got the whole thing under control before there could be terribly much damage, thus saving a bunch more rich people. Bri began to understand how Kim Possible always had favors to call in. She kind of showed her class in her response to their defeated adversaries, post-fighting, although the rich people were still pretty grateful.
Marcus gave her the appropriate side eye. “You’re sticking your tongue out at them?”
“They ripped my dress.”
(This is what was supposed to be this week’s post, and the one before it is what was supposed to be last week’s post. I’m dating them both with the dates on which they were meant to be posted. Hey, remember when I said this setup would be more consistent? Yeah, sorry.)
This is the full version of the drawing that was used for my interview in the Register. Also a useful height reference for me. Watch me disregard it in every ensuing drawing and shot for the next several years.
What’s this? Why, could it be that it’s the opening shot of the first episode of a certain upcoming cartoon? It could. In fact, one might even say that that’s what it is. And look, it’s in color! The cartoon is probably going to be in flat color, or at the very most cel shading, but trust me, it’ll be pretty. Don’t worry.
So. This is a status report. Firstly, NaCaScriMo. Subcategory: writing. I’ve accomplished some nice things so far, some development of the characters and little details of their relationships, but I think you’ll like it all better if you get to watch it for yourself in the next few years.
Subcategory: drawing. These are the frames I have done. There are 14 of them. They are of George getting stuck in a door and me having a personal crisis over Bri’s
Secondly, merchandise. Remember that thing I came up with three months ago, with the reduced cost t-shirts? I don’t think it’s gonna work. I’m sorry, guys. The current method doesn’t work at all, I’m at a complete loss as to how else I could do it, and since the t-shirts aren’t something of any special importance to me in general, I’m discontinuing the idea for now. To be absolutely clear, though, THERE ARE STILL SHIRTS and you can still buy them and I’ll still be designing more in the future. The only difference is that they’re available at Skreened, which is, in reality, absolutely no change at all. They’re pretty awesome quality, too. Hopefully, later on in my career, I’ll be able to work out something that satisfies my Thoreau-ian need for independence.
Well, kids, it’s November, and you may or may not know what that means! NaNoWriMo. Or, for me, NaCaScriMo. (National Cartoon Scripting Month.)
Which makes it a prime time to unveil that I’m working on a cartoon. Should I have said that first?
Anyway, NaCaScriMo. I’m doing more than scripting, or even storyboarding and scripting, as I get antsy if I try to go more than a few days without attempting to make something just for its visual value, but I thought NaCaScriStoAndAnMo was just a bit too far from the original title. Also I’m not completely sure how that would be pronounced.
So. NaCaScriMo. I’ve made up the system based on zero experience with NaNo and barely any more with creating a complete animation, so we’ll see if I make it through the month without an emotional breakdown. The system is as follows:
6 “points” worth of work a day, which will amount to 180 at the end of the month, with a starting frame equaling 6 points, a written idea equaling 3, a storyboard panel equaling 2, and each frame equaling 1.
When I think about actually doing that much work in a day, every day for a month, I feel a little faint, but NaNo is supposed to almost kill the participants, isn’t it? If I worked according to my actual confirmed capacity, there would be no challenge. Anyway, I’ll still be uploading things, but they may be, you know, haphazard collections of frames and bits of writing. I’ll try my best for you, though. I feel terrible when I don’t. Really, a little bit of me aches, like I’m cheating on you.
Moments from now:
“SWEET MOTHER OF GOD.”
This was meant to have a lot more to it (it was also meant to be on time) but, well, here.
Oh, and the owl slug’s back. And its design has changed. It may be showing up in animated form sometime soon, which means drawing quite a lot of it, so I figured I may as well introduce the carpel tunnel-lite version now.