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Blah!

Two days (Saturday and Sunday) of feeling down and low and blah. Happens *shrug*. Just been...unproductive with work. That storyboard will pile up. Waaaah!! I'm going to regret it.

I put my frustration in wasting time with Water Tribe.








Not much changes, drawing wise. A few fixes here and there, a few tweaks.
And dialog overhaul. Tried to cut a bit, to be more precise.
As usual- your eagle eyes noticing mistakes in grammar, wonky dialogs or drawings always appreciated.

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kt_shy
Dec. 10th, 2007 04:01 am (UTC)
aww, hope you get your groove back! (I've been there... foreeeeeeeeeever.)
rufftoon
Dec. 10th, 2007 08:28 am (UTC)
Hope so too. Stuff like that happens. I'm kicking myself in the butt very inneficiently, but eventually I'll get started again.
loveroftheflame
Dec. 10th, 2007 04:18 am (UTC)
*hugs* Love that last panel! Only Zhao's mind would go there.
rufftoon
Dec. 10th, 2007 08:42 am (UTC)
Zhao...or Arluk. ;)
But Arluk would have added a lot more sordid details to that sort of story.
*shudder*
star_puppet
Dec. 10th, 2007 05:41 am (UTC)
awww...yeah anyone will have a wild imagination/conclusions if they don't have anything else to do.

I wish Zhao would go in a melancholic state or something. >D
rufftoon
Dec. 10th, 2007 08:41 am (UTC)
Zhao melancolic? He's not the type. Of if he did, it would not last very long.
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ipsumlorem
Dec. 10th, 2007 06:37 am (UTC)
One tiny little detail that might just be my eyes.

In the panel where the Chief yells 'Do you mock the memory of my daughter?!', there's something about the Chief's mouth that is bugging me. The moment is tense and angry, and the Chief is yelling, so his mouth is open and wide. However, there's something going on, perhaps with the interaction of the edge of his mouth and the age-line that is next to his mouth, that gives me the impression that the Chief is grinning manically. Which is, given the scene, very odd. Perhaps it's something that only I see, or it simply happened when the image was down-sized on your computer. As is, the interaction between his mouth and his age-line is giving me the impression of a smile because the mouth appears to have an upwards hook at the top right. As I said, it's a really, really small thing and it might just be me, but the picture is giving me a strange disconnect between his expression and his words.
rufftoon
Dec. 10th, 2007 08:35 am (UTC)
Nope, totally see what you mean. So it's not just your eyes.
The picture lost some resolution when I "smallified" it. I'll definitely need to fix it so that his expression doesn't look off like that. Thanks for noticing it, very appreciated! Will definitely be fixed.
I'll post the fixed version here too, because urg! It's really annoying to have to look at a possible smile.
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incandescens
Dec. 10th, 2007 10:22 am (UTC)
I love Zhao's mental swearing about the hunt on the third page. Heck, still loving this as a whole.
rufftoon
Dec. 10th, 2007 04:21 pm (UTC)
Thank you very much (for reading these again!)
Soon, very soon, new added stuff. Still wrapping my brains as to how I'm going to make it fit, but I know I have to do it :)
queen_marshed
Dec. 10th, 2007 10:32 am (UTC)
Zhao definately has an overactive imagination. XD
rufftoon
Dec. 10th, 2007 04:22 pm (UTC)
Anything to pass the time.
He probably also made more conquest plans to present when he returns, but we're not showing that ;)
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rufftoon
Dec. 10th, 2007 04:26 pm (UTC)
I'd go with the *especially* myself. Zhao has enemies everywhere.
Being a non native speaker too, I do wait for the grammar police to come and help. They are very very helpful.
snapes_angel
Dec. 10th, 2007 02:01 pm (UTC)
^_^

Comics ♥

Way too much time to make up stories.

You got that right. :rofl:
rufftoon
Dec. 10th, 2007 04:27 pm (UTC)
Zhao has more time than me to make up stories (I envy him there)...he just can't draw, so nyah!
archangelbeth
Dec. 10th, 2007 04:09 pm (UTC)
While I'm sorry you're feeling bleah, I can't say I regret Water Tribe...

024 - "close friend" should be "close friends"

I'm still going awwwwwww at poor Zhaoka, thinking that maybe he's "part" Fire Nation...
rufftoon
Dec. 10th, 2007 04:32 pm (UTC)
One person feeling low is another person's good time...I guess. Neh, whatever. This is Monday and I feel better. Which is a weird thing to say.
Will correct typo. I'm maintaining my average of at least one per page when there's dialogue, woooot!
Many thanks again, always highly appreciated.
tammylee
Dec. 10th, 2007 04:40 pm (UTC)
I still like Zhao assuming he's of mixed parentage.
<3
rufftoon
Dec. 10th, 2007 05:47 pm (UTC)
The most solid idea he could come up with so far. For him, I guess it explains a lot (and perhaps why people around him tend to be akward).
Well, that's his theory. (and he's soooo wrong!)
azvolrien
Dec. 10th, 2007 05:31 pm (UTC)
On the third page, when it says 'Whole families go on these expedition' - should be 'expeditions'.

That said, I like Arnook's pose when he's yelling at Horuk, and the Water Tribe-themed swear marks are always a hoot.
rufftoon
Dec. 10th, 2007 05:43 pm (UTC)
Expedition with an s- got it, will be fixed. (thank yoooooou!)
Haha, I don't know what big swear words the Water Tribe are actually using, but you can bet they have a lot of local flavor.
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sajina
Dec. 10th, 2007 06:42 pm (UTC)
I love the scene when Arnook flips out. And also Zhao's imagination of his mother...
(I also love all the other pages/your other comics but I'm too lazy to write a comment for everything ;)
rufftoon
Dec. 10th, 2007 07:18 pm (UTC)
Arnook keeps calm most of the time- but don't make fun of his daughter.
Thank you for dropping by and saying hello! No need to leave comments on everything- just a little hello is enough for me to know people are stopping by and reading it. Always appreciated.

Edited at 2007-12-10 07:18 pm (UTC)
invaderk
Dec. 11th, 2007 12:37 am (UTC)
Gosh, I can only imagine how work piles up.
My favorite part of this batch has to be the creative swirlies in the third page, where Zhao's imagination just sort of lets loose. Very creative.

On a side note, at the NYAF, your name was mentioned and the crowd exploded. It's a weird question, but is that weird for you? [/awkwardness]

I am also friending your LJ so that updates of Zhao-ic proportions (amongst other things) come to me automatically, if you don't mind. :)
rufftoon
Dec. 11th, 2007 01:17 am (UTC)
The swirlies have been influenced by the awesome art of Isaia on DA. I couldn't imagine the scene any other way.
The NYAF thing...it is weird! *blushes*
I mean, I'm just same as any avatard in a way: doing loads of silly fanarts and stories. My brain is as corrupted ;)
Friend away- it will be easier to keep up with the updates when they happen.
angelwingkitty
Dec. 11th, 2007 03:52 am (UTC)
I simply adore his assumptions of his origins! ^^ And I'm really glad that he has noticed his eyes... I was wondering if he would :)

Love the little slip about the ocean spirit too, very intriguing :) I really hope you get out of your bad groove though :( I've been there for a long time myself!
rufftoon
Dec. 11th, 2007 04:01 am (UTC)
What the merchant said about his eyes stayed in his mind. And now that he has the time to think about it...well, he makes the wrong assumptions.
Bad grooves come and go. Always hope they don't last long *sigh*.
But I ended the day on one good drawing so I'm doing better, I think.
Now I just have the headache. ;)
takumee
Dec. 11th, 2007 12:17 pm (UTC)
I haven't commented in a long time!

Sorry to hear that you're not feeling too good. Hope it works out in the end. I loved the stuff you drew for the avatar panel.
*gasp* Zhaoka grown a harustache! :D
The way you drew Zhaoka's imagination-stuff is awesome.
rufftoon
Dec. 11th, 2007 04:18 pm (UTC)
Everything should work out, one way or the other.
Pfft! This ain't no wimpy harustache! This is a full blown "I haven't shaved for days 'cause I'm out huntin' stuff" full force beard!
Zhaoka's imagination like thing heavely inspired by the awesome Isaia's art- can't think of the scene any other way.
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