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Water Tribe update

Took a while for me to update- sorry about that. It's almost like...a page for everyday of the week I've missed.
At least, this weekend is a long weekend- I get to spend time on official Avatar comic work, yay!








Final confrontation coming up!

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alisa_tana
Oct. 7th, 2007 04:42 pm (UTC)
I love that Fire Navy Commander (general?) Looks kinda like a cross between Hahn, and Puck from Gargoyles. ;p
rufftoon
Oct. 7th, 2007 05:23 pm (UTC)
Actually, I keep thinking of redisigning him. Often while doing these roughs, some characters are not final. If I ever clean those pages up, he just might change.
aimo
Oct. 7th, 2007 04:57 pm (UTC)
Can it be? Someone who's a bigger arse than Zhao?!

I love how Arluk's asserting his Water Tribe 'Unofficial Storyteller' post :D
rufftoon
Oct. 7th, 2007 05:28 pm (UTC)
Hoho! Let's not start a big arse contest. Zhao would probably win just due to his experience.
Arluk is a very "unnoficial" storyteller. The kind of story he tells is not general public. Mostly targeting a male audience, usually around drinks or during hunting trips.
But he's very very good at it.
angelwingkitty
Oct. 7th, 2007 04:59 pm (UTC)
Aw man the anticipation is killing me on what his exact plan is! Really good build up on this story wise at leaving the reader slightly in the dark! ;) Can't wait for more and enjoy your long weekend!
rufftoon
Oct. 7th, 2007 05:20 pm (UTC)
All I can say is...it is a very stupid, insane plan. I think deep down Zhao has a death wish or something.
As long as I don't leave everyone in the dark...
bluecrystalblue
Oct. 7th, 2007 05:46 pm (UTC)
*Psst* "Ressources" should be 'resources'. ;)

Looking forward to the final confrontation! ^_^
rufftoon
Oct. 7th, 2007 08:53 pm (UTC)
And another typo- thanks for the heads up, taking note of it :)
queen_marshed
Oct. 7th, 2007 06:16 pm (UTC)
And you leave us with another clifhanger.

I wanna see what Zhoa's plan is! >:O
rufftoon
Oct. 7th, 2007 08:54 pm (UTC)
You'll never escape the cliffhangers- I love them too much, mwahaha!
ambrmerlinus
Oct. 7th, 2007 07:10 pm (UTC)
"We play our tiles right..."

Verrrry clever. I liked that line. I also really like the design for the guy who says it.

"You're going to die! And you won't stop me from retelling your story my way!"

XDDD

I like Zhao's plan. I like it a lot. I can't wait to see how it turns out! *squeeeee*



rufftoon
Oct. 7th, 2007 08:57 pm (UTC)
I was about to write cards, when I started doubting they have card games in the Avatarverse. But Pai Sho being a strategy game...why not!
You don't want Arluk retelling your story. It would end up with a 18+ rating.
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rufftoon
Oct. 7th, 2007 09:00 pm (UTC)
I hope I manage to make the last part exciting enough. Crossing fingers...
Stakes are high- all sides want the other dead!
incandescens
Oct. 7th, 2007 08:57 pm (UTC)
I love Zhao. I love his plan. I love your villains in a purely appreciative sense. I look forward to seeing the final confrontation!

(And what happens after that, too!)
rufftoon
Oct. 7th, 2007 09:04 pm (UTC)
Can't say Zhao's plan is the best thought up in history, but that's all he could come up with in a short time.
And after the final confrontation- 5 more pages (if I stay with that ending...I keep reworking it)
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tammylee
Oct. 7th, 2007 09:07 pm (UTC)
Eee! I love the arrogant fire dude! XD
(I seem to have a weakness for those.)
I really have to compliment your creative use of bending!
rufftoon
Oct. 7th, 2007 09:19 pm (UTC)
Arrogance seems to be genetically programmed into firebenders ;)
Thanks - gotta admit that it is fun to try and come up with fun bending effects.
aidosaur
Oct. 7th, 2007 09:47 pm (UTC)
O-omigosh, you're kind of the best. I spent the better part of my morning/afternoon catching up with Water Tribe comic, m-man, it makes me want to do comics forever and ever and ever.

I'm so happy I stumbled across your LJ, I've been real horrible about checking/updating DA for nearly a year now. WOWEE, comics!
rufftoon
Oct. 7th, 2007 10:06 pm (UTC)
Haha, so you went through 130 pages of Zhao induced madness?
(and there's nothing like madness to make one crank out rough pencil thumbnail comic pages)
Seems like these days, I'm more active here than on DA. Until the day I start posting the Water Tribe pages on DA too- but those will go to the NoSelfControl page.
pooryorick
Oct. 7th, 2007 10:53 pm (UTC)
I admit I have no idea what's gonna happen next and I'm so glad! This is really exciting, and it's so interesting seeing everything come together. Definitely looking forward to it!
And official comic work, ooh! Speaking of such, I finally got a copy of the Avatar Nick mag, and it's excellent! Great work all around.
rufftoon
Oct. 8th, 2007 02:45 am (UTC)
If you can't guess too much what is happening next, then I'm happy. It will get clearer as things move along, of course...as long as I don't lose anyone on the way. Ouf!
Thanks- everyone worked really hard to get the magazine done on time for the premiere.
(Anonymous)
Oct. 7th, 2007 11:20 pm (UTC)
Sorry, don't have an LJ, but I stumbled across this and it's great. Just one question, did Lao get lobotomized, or should I stop just watching films like One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest?
rufftoon
Oct. 8th, 2007 02:37 am (UTC)
Don't stop watching films like "One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest"...great film.

Lao received a water tribe war club full strenght on his forehead. If that doesn't cause some brain damage...
sylvacoer
Oct. 7th, 2007 11:41 pm (UTC)
"You're Insane!" *rofl* what's that thin line between genius and insanity? setting up an ambush is so cool, but highly risky. I keep having "Master and Commander" moments - Aubrey disguising his "Surprise" as a whaling vessel to bring in an American privateer, or faking losing sails to fool a turkish man-o-war. *glee*

Oh lordy... now i want to draw a Zhao-Aubrey drinking scene... in an english pub... and have Maturin and Kwon off to one side, commiserating over how hard it is to keep their "bosses" in line...
rufftoon
Oct. 8th, 2007 02:35 am (UTC)
Darn right it is risky- fooling the enemy is very tricky, and if it fails horribly, you're in trouble.

Haha, that would make for a great drawn scene XD
rock_rhapsody
Oct. 8th, 2007 04:11 am (UTC)
Love the water tribe scenes. Very nicely composed. And that young-un's the one responsible..not surprised. Lovely story telling, can't wait for the next bit..
rufftoon
Oct. 8th, 2007 04:57 pm (UTC)
I was more inspired by the Water Tribe scene than the ones in the Fire Nation ship. Meh, happens...
star_puppet
Oct. 8th, 2007 08:09 am (UTC)
Yesssss! Finally, an insane plan. >D

Oh yeah, did you see Joan Kagami's latest work???? >D
rufftoon
Oct. 8th, 2007 05:05 pm (UTC)
Insane plans are the best :)

The moment you mentionned she had something up, I ran over to DA (virtually). EEeeee! Bath Time Zhao!!
Yum-manmeat...
alexds1
Oct. 8th, 2007 02:57 pm (UTC)
Oh no! Poor Lao, he was a jerk but I don't want him to be captured by those bigger jerks :C They're going to take apart his collection too :C :C

haha, you've got me caring for a side character XD Good job on building everything up though, that plan sounds awesome. Can't wait for the confrontation!!
rufftoon
Oct. 8th, 2007 05:10 pm (UTC)
Lao's collection is already all gone- split and shared amongst the higher ranks of the fire nation officers on these boats.

I don't know if the plan is awesome- given more time I could have though of something better, maybe, but that's all I could think of in a short amount of time...
archangelbeth
Oct. 8th, 2007 04:03 pm (UTC)
Eeeee! Fake iceberg! Eeeee, fun!

Typo note, which someone probably already caught -- plural of proof (as in evidence) is usually just proof. You get proofs when you get into "stuff that someone proof-read and corrected," I think.

Eeee, funstuff!
rufftoon
Oct. 8th, 2007 05:23 pm (UTC)
Hehe, I bet waterbenders have been camouflaging as icebergs for a looooong time.
D'oh, typo time! Thanks for catching that one, I will fix it (darn english grammar we never learned...I mean, french schools only teach you the basics)
azvolrien
Oct. 8th, 2007 05:17 pm (UTC)
The large-scale Waterbending on the last page looks great.
rufftoon
Oct. 8th, 2007 05:25 pm (UTC)
Thanks, that was fun to do (ah, if it could be animated...)
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rufftoon
Oct. 8th, 2007 06:47 pm (UTC)
That is exactly Zhao's thought: it is insane enough that it might just work.
And yes, water tribe clubs thrown full force are brutal. Lao's got part of his forehead caved in that's for sure.
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rufftoon
Oct. 9th, 2007 01:53 am (UTC)
Haha, always fun to hear evil plans from every sides :D
firnheledien
Oct. 8th, 2007 08:49 pm (UTC)
You probably already heard this, but this is one of the coolest parts so far!

And I'm kinda out of the loop, but was Lao betrayed by one of his officers?
rufftoon
Oct. 9th, 2007 01:56 am (UTC)
Thank you, glad you like :)

Lao's ship got boarded by one of the three other fire nation ship. He was in no state to resist arrest (or, as Yueh would put it, his invitation)
snapes_angel
Oct. 8th, 2007 09:24 pm (UTC)
You brought back my daughter. We'll be there. Love that line.
rufftoon
Oct. 9th, 2007 01:50 am (UTC)
Horuk is usually a man of few words. He goes straight to the point. :)
rohantm
Oct. 10th, 2007 02:59 pm (UTC)
Eep. Brain damage for Lao is... unexpectedly dark.

I am loving how things are developing. Can't wait to see more!
rufftoon
Oct. 10th, 2007 03:31 pm (UTC)
Ah, the joy of doing fancomics is to be able to go dark compared to the source.
But not everything has been told yet! You know I can't stay serious for too long.

More updates soon!
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