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  1. Comic reboot

    Hey guys, I’m still alive! In recent weeks I’ve gone back to College to study Computer Science and, sadly, haven’t properly integrated Legacy of Light into my daily schedule. But, between studying, working out, and maintaining a social life, I do have just enough free time to crank this sucker out so long as I manage my time right.

    That being said, I’m restarting the comic for a few reasons. First of all, I’m going to change up the art style to be considerably easier to produce. In a nutshell, I’m switching to a more manga-inspired black and white style with tones, rather than having an MS Paint-quality full color monster. I think this will also make the final product look less lazy, as I’ve always found myself half-assing the coloring more than anything else.

    In addition, The first few chapters have had some pacing issues and my revised script is considerably stronger than the original. It helps tremendously to have an organized system for making these things, and having written my own database and a PHP page to do the heavy-lifting for me is definitely a saving grace.

    Lastly, I’m going to switch to a “chapter-a-week” schedule rather than sporadically updating whenever I finish a few pages. I’ve gotten some feedback on this and I think it’ll definitely be better to have you read large chunks at once rather than having to remember what happened every time I post.

    I have a website design pretty much ready to go. Implementation is not a huge priority, but with whatever time I have to do so I’ll be putting that together. Until I get out of the prologue here, I think the Tumblr page will work fine.

    Anyway, thank you all for your patience and for liking my story enough to follow! I promise I’ll be getting content out soon!

     

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  3. Hello followers!

    Holidays have been a bit nuts. I don’t know if you’ve ever worked in a grocery store during the holidays, but I assure you it’s nuts. Coupled with the usual Christmas fare, I haven’t had much opportunity to work on Legacy over the past couple of weeks.

    This next semester, however, I will be returning to college, and as I’m not working a job during the term, I’m going to put in every effort to keep this thing updating on a regular basis so long as it doesn’t interfere with my coursework. I would imagine I’d definitely have the time to do so, but until I get into the heat of it and have some idea of how heavy the courseload is gonna be, it’s really impossible to say.

    Anyway, I hope everybody’s been enjoying their holiday season! Update’s comin’ later tonight and will hopefully give me the creative momentum I so desperately need right now.

     

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  7. Character solidifying!

    painted-bees:

    Character solidifying sunday, anyone? 

    Specify a character and leave a number in my ask, if you’re feeling so kind!

    1. How does your character think of their father? What do they hate and love about him? What influence - literal or imagined - did the father have?

    2. Their mother? How do they think of her? What do they hate? Love? What influence - literal or imagined - did the mother have?

    3. Brothers, sisters? Who do they like? Why? What do they despise about their siblings?

    4. What type of discipline was your character subjected to at home? Strict? Lenient?

    5. Were they overprotected as a child? Sheltered?

    6. Did they feel rejection or affection as a child?

    7. What was the economic status of their family?

    8. How does your character feel about religion?

    9. What about political beliefs?

    10. Is your character street-smart, book-smart, intelligent, intellectual, slow-witted?

    11. How do they see themselves: as smart, as intelligent, uneducated?

    12. How does their education and intelligence – or lack thereof - reflect in their speech pattern, vocabulary, and pronunciations?

    13. Did they like school? Teachers? Schoolmates?

    14. Were they involved at school? Sports? Clubs? Debate? Were they unconnected?

    15. Did they graduate? High-School? College? Do they have a PHD? A GED?

    16. What does your character do for a living? How do they see their profession? What do they like about it? Dislike?

    17. Did they travel? Where? Why? When?

    18. What did they find abroad, and what did they remember?

    19. What were your character’s deepest disillusions? In life? What are they now?

    20. What were the most deeply impressive political or social, national or international, events that they experienced?

    21. What are your character’s manners like? What is their type of hero? Whom do they hate?

    22. Who are their friends? Lovers? ‘Type’ or ‘ideal’ partner?

    23. What do they want from a partner? What do they think and feel of sex?

    24. What social groups and activities does your character attend? What role do they like to play? What role do they actually play, usually?

    25. What are their hobbies and interests?

    26. What does your character’s home look like? Personal taste? Clothing? Hair? Appearance?

    27. How do they relate to their appearance? How do they wear their clothing? Style? Quality?

    28. Who is your character’s mate? How do they relate to him or her? How did they make their choice?

    29. What is your character’s weaknesses? Hubris? Pride? Controlling?

    30. Are they holding on to something in the past? Can he or she forgive?

    31. Does your character have children? How do they feel about their parental role? About the children? How do the children relate?

    32. How does your character react to stress situations? Defensively? Aggressively? Evasively?

    33. Do they drink? Take drugs? What about their health? 

    34. Does your character feel self-righteous? Revengeful? Contemptuous?

    35. Do they always rationalize errors? How do they accept disasters and failures?

    36. Do they like to suffer? Like to see other people suffering?

    37. How is your character’s imagination? Daydreaming a lot? Worried most of the time? Living in memories?

    38. Are they basically negative when facing new things? Suspicious? Hostile? Scared? Enthusiastic?

    39. What do they like to ridicule? What do they find stupid?

    40. How is their sense of humor? Do they have one?

    41. Is your character aware of who they are? Strengths? Weaknesses? Idiosyncrasies? Capable of self-irony?

    42. What does your character want most? What do they need really badly, compulsively? What are they willing to do, to sacrifice, to obtain?

    43. Does your character have any secrets? If so, are they holding them back?

    44. How badly do they want to obtain their life objectives? How do they pursue them?

    45. Is your character pragmatic? Think first? Responsible? All action? A visionary? Passionate? Quixotic?

    46. Is your character tall? Short? What about size? Weight? Posture? How do they feel about their physical body?

    47. Do they want to project an image of a younger, older, more important person? Does they want to be visible or invisible?

    48. How are your character’s gestures? Vigorous? Weak? Controlled? Compulsive? Energetic? Sluggish?

    49. What about voice? Pitch? Strength? Tempo and rhythm of speech? Pronunciation? Accent?

    50. What are the prevailing facial expressions? Sour? Cheerful? Dominating?

    I realize my cast is still pretty small, but hey, why not flesh ‘em out a little.

    (Source: thescriptlab.com)

     

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  10. Current plans for Legacy of Light

    Hello friends! For those who are interested, I’ve come up with a basic plan of action for the upcoming few months regarding the comic and the website.

    Right now, I’m going to finish the next two or three chapters as normal. There’s a specific point in the story I want to hit, and when I do, I’m going to get to work developing the website. This could take anywhere from a week to a month depending on how much time I get to work on it. Working 40 hours a week doesn’t make this any easier!

    In any case, once I have a functional website available, this Tumblr will be my way of communicating with the audience and sharing extra goodies or designs and whatnot. Basically whatever I feel like sharing that isn’t actually a part of the story. At that point I may also be more aggressive in trying to gather something of a readership, but at the moment I’m just trying to develop a respectable chunk of content. On that note, if you like the story, you’d REALLY be helping me out by sharing it with your friends, reblogging my posts, etc. Every view counts!

    Anyway, Chapter 3 oughta be popping up soonish. Thank you for reading and I will continue striving to make my silly adventure story worth your precious time!