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Same old, same old.

Not much new, 'cause my life is booooring.
But meh, ain't complaining. I'm getting old, what can I say.
Had two great dinners with friends last week, one on friday that involved too much wine. I probably made a total fool of myself, but at least I'm a happy drunk, not an angry one.
Also saw Cloverfield on Saturday, which filled in my needed dose of disaster movie.
Talking of disaster movies- I'm off to go and watch the program on the history channel about what would be left of the world without humans.

More reworked Water Tribe pages below the cut. Not much new material.






Started part two a bit slower. Will not add too much of Zhao going around the city. Will probably add a page when he arrives to his father's house.
More pages added after that will be during his return to the army- more training and stuff. Also, a bit more conspiration happening.

Part four is also building up in the back of my brain. I'm starting to take more notes and doodling an image idea or two. Looks like there will be some heavy talking sections in there, but if I can make it to the big action sequence and give it justice, watch out! Should be fun.
Little spoilery image for part 4. May or may not happen quite like this.

spoiler 01

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alexds1
Jan. 22nd, 2008 06:09 am (UTC)
More pages, yay!! The only thing that I'd change is the 'informations' to 'information' on the 4th page. Love the addition of the homecoming, with him actually setting foot on the land he doesn't quite remember... I'm looking forward to seeing the hot spring part reworked XD
rufftoon
Jan. 22nd, 2008 08:25 am (UTC)
Will make the text change as suggested- thanks!
For Zhao's brain, this is the first time he's seen so much green apart from earth kingdom traders' clothes.
The hot spring part hasn't changed much really- just the design of the girl.
But I do promise more shirtless Zhao later on when he trains.
aidosaur
Jan. 22nd, 2008 06:53 am (UTC)
Oh man, we're getting up to my favorite part! (The hot springs, obviously.)

I love the lull at the beginning, it really gives a great sense of distance and space, and with very few words gives a cool 'fish out of water' aura. A++
rufftoon
Jan. 22nd, 2008 08:26 am (UTC)
Thank you, glad it works without text- I was thinking of putting some, but my brain went lazy on me. That must have meant that it would have been boring text anyway.
angelwingkitty
Jan. 22nd, 2008 06:56 am (UTC)
Love just the silent shots of him! They give so much emotion and a sense of new surroundings and uncertainty. Great job!
rufftoon
Jan. 22nd, 2008 08:32 am (UTC)
I bet he's not trying to show too much his surprise at the new world. Doesn't want to look like a noob ;)
And silent moments fit him well. I gotta make sure he has a few more of them.
Thank you very much!
star_puppet
Jan. 22nd, 2008 07:53 am (UTC)
Silent Zhao = <3

The sparkle of gold always changes people's minds. :D
rufftoon
Jan. 22nd, 2008 08:37 am (UTC)
I promise more silent Zhao, coming soon!
Gold sparkle usually works magic indeed...It would work on me anyway.
incandescens
Jan. 22nd, 2008 08:20 am (UTC)
Lovely stuff! I really like that moment with Zhao looking at the grass.
rufftoon
Jan. 22nd, 2008 08:40 am (UTC)
Thank you! I was wondering what to put to show him intrigued by the new surroundings, while not making him look too...stunned or anything. He wouldn't want to attract too much attention.
So a lot of green and plants, compared to ice and rocks, was probably the bigger shock to him.
dryaunda
Jan. 22nd, 2008 08:53 am (UTC)
I missed Life After People?

*checks listings*

Good, it's being rerun Wednesday. They could've given me a more specific time than "check your local listings."
rufftoon
Jan. 22nd, 2008 09:15 am (UTC)
Yesh, rerun on Wednesday. I missed the bit with the city abandonned near Chernobyl, so I'll watch the rerun for that.
Be forwarned though: they tend to overdramatize everything for more...er...drama.
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rufftoon
Jan. 22nd, 2008 04:29 pm (UTC)
Maybe he's more comfortable giving orders. He knows he won't make a fool of himself then (not like being caught undressed in the hot springs *cough*).
I was a while also without drinking (doctor's orders), but am now back on track. I think I overcompensated though. Ouch.
archangelbeth
Jan. 22nd, 2008 12:47 pm (UTC)
Yay, Water Tribe! Has gots some edits for you.

p. 52: Teeeeeechnically, the "are you" should have a ? on it -- it's a question. You can use a period to be flat about it, but it's a tricky thing to do in art+textbubbles because you can't make some allusion of "he said, flatly" to indicate that you're using the period to indicate the lack of rise to the voice. Though you can use expression instead.

"Too different, I bet." -- needs the comma that I added there. O:>

Love p. 53! And p. 54! (And p. 52, for that matter, despite my edits!)

p. 55 -- Also loving! Also edits...
As said, "Information" instead of informations. I fear that I can't think of any English pluralizing of information. It's like sheep and sheep. (One sheep, many sheep, flock of sheep, count your sheep... O:> )
*giggles again at the "I'll get the shears" bit*

rufftoon
Jan. 22nd, 2008 04:34 pm (UTC)
Yay, edits! Your sharp eyes are always appreciated.

P.52- Interesting. I'd love to go for the more flat tone, but maybe in comics it can't really be alluded too...unless I go for a full frontal shot where you can see the expression more clearly. I'll put the "?" in there.
I was hesitating for the comma. Wasn't certain if it needed one. Thanks for correcting that.
P.55- I think my bad ears keep hearing newscasters say "informations". I must hear an extra s when there are none.
Plus, I'm sure some french grammar thing comes into play, though I now wonder if we use the plural form of information. That may explain why I'll never get it right until it's pounded into me.
snapes_angel
Jan. 22nd, 2008 02:21 pm (UTC)
:thumbsup:
rufftoon
Jan. 22nd, 2008 04:25 pm (UTC)
Thanks! :D
mana_runigha
Jan. 22nd, 2008 06:18 pm (UTC)
Cloverfield was so awesome, wasn't it!! Stole the box office this weekend. I hope your theater wasn't full of annoying frat boys attention-whoring themselves. Like everyone else was a friend and when they came in a good deal of the theater clapped...yeah
rufftoon
Jan. 22nd, 2008 07:09 pm (UTC)
Nah, we had a good audience- no problems. Someone may have left due to motion sickness, but that's all the disturbance there was.
I do love disaster movies. The bigger, the better! <3
pooryorick
Jan. 22nd, 2008 08:52 pm (UTC)
Looks like everyone above got the minor text edits, so I just wanna say I really love the pacing on this. The slow, wordless opening is extremely effective for conveying both mood and info about the setting. And I like how you balance out the rather somber contemplativve feel with the snappy bit of humor in the final panels of the last page.

Was that post-human program good? I wanted to watch it but missed it.
rufftoon
Jan. 22nd, 2008 09:26 pm (UTC)
Something I'm learning doing this- practicing pacing! I think I'll still stumble along for a while on this, but as long as I can go back and edit work, all is good.
The Life After People program was ok- a bit too overdramatic in places, but interesting. I missed the Chernobyl section, so I may just look at that part when they repeat it on Wednesday.
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