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Backpedalling

Didn't do as much as I wanted during this long weekend. I was trying to think of ideas for the day job but came out dry. Still working on that page and two panel of Avatar comics (should be done tonight). Took a break to go see "Valkyrie"- not that I cared much about Tom Cruise (meh, whatever) but having read about that time period I wanted to see how it would be retold in movie form. Overall- pretty darn good! It's kind of like Titanic: you know how it's going to end, you just want to see if it is well told. The Germans in WWII had the best uniforms!

Water Tribe chapter 4 may be done (though I feel like I will return and tweak a few things there too, thanks to Skylark and his comments...I may not follow them all, but darn it sometimes they are totally right and I MUST fix!), but I still have the polishing of chapter 3 to do.
Backpedalling to older pages, which I will post on DA tonight.











I will make some changes right after. Expect one or two new pages next post. I remember the comments some of you have made, how I should better establish the fact that Zhao's firebending will return just before the end. I'll reactivate it during his fight with Yueh though it won't last. At that moment, his firebending is still very much self-defense activated. It really only starts up again after he's been rescued.
Guess he needed the cold shock.
Or maybe it was the Ocean.
Spirit business...I wonder how much I can get away with by using that excuse all the time.

Comments

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droolfangrrl
Jan. 20th, 2009 05:20 am (UTC)
Yay! Have you tried approaching the powers that be with this?
rufftoon
Jan. 20th, 2009 05:25 am (UTC)
I will not annoy any powers that be with it.
Just the rest of the world that has the internet, ha ha!
droolfangrrl
Jan. 20th, 2009 05:29 am (UTC)
okie dokie artichokie!

p.s. HAPPY NEW YEAR
http://users.livejournal.com/_ming/246021.html MOO

misspondereplay
Jan. 20th, 2009 05:23 am (UTC)
Back to the good old stuff! It's kind of like reading the end of the book and than all of the sudden jumping back into the middle of it; but it's all good. The pages look cleaner, more sleek and still awesome!
Tom Cruise is kind of a tool, though he was good in Minority Report. At least you enjoyed the movie!

rufftoon
Jan. 20th, 2009 05:26 am (UTC)
Cruise did a good job in Valkyrie. It's just me who's "meh" towards him.
Glad you like the little tweaks.
shaniah
Jan. 20th, 2009 07:26 am (UTC)
Oh thank you to post, Johane. I think I'm totally addicted to your work now.
Waking up the morning and finding one of your post is totally a joy to myself :D

Yes I agree, the germans uniforms was great, but that also the WHY I'm totaly scared about them. See I'm actualy a dressmaker, and I lived in a part of Europa who has been crushed by the german army at the start of WWII. Dreadful. We used to say that's because that they were so stylish that the germans were so fascinating.

And then... I've compared your former work and the rework, and yes... that's 1000x better :)

I would love to give some tips but I'm just a lurker... :D sorry. *back to DA to comment*
rufftoon
Jan. 20th, 2009 04:13 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
It's easier to talk of Nazi Germany when one is removed from it in both time and space. Still, there are men out there in the present who can be as scary (without the snazzy uniforms).
angelwingkitty
Jan. 20th, 2009 08:05 am (UTC)
I didn't really get the time to make a post to your previous final installment but I just wanted to say congratulations! I simply loved the ending and the way you pulled it off. It came off very nicely and smoothly. I think back on when we used to chat about it and can't help but always smile. Thank you from all of us for putting so much time and effort into this. We definitely need to hang again whenever you got some free time on weekends. :)
rufftoon
Jan. 20th, 2009 04:16 pm (UTC)
No worries, you must be busy on your side. Thank you very much for having been a good ear to listen to my rambles. Hanging out sounds like a plan. Wanna go see Inkheart this weekend if I'm not stuck with day work?
angelwingkitty
Jan. 21st, 2009 12:24 am (UTC)
Sounds awesome! When and where? I should be free Saturday evening and would be happy to drive up to where ever you're staying.
rufftoon
Jan. 21st, 2009 06:32 am (UTC)
We'll have to wait until the movie is out to say the when and where exactly, but I suspect it will be playing at the big AMC in dowtown Burbank (I can't believe I'm calling this little street "dowtown"...it's as small as the one in my hometown!). We could combine movie and dinner if that's ok with you.
angelwingkitty
Jan. 21st, 2009 06:19 pm (UTC)
Sounds good :) I'll send you a note later when we get closer to knowing the times of the show at the AMC.
neurona_muerta
Jan. 20th, 2009 09:16 am (UTC)
The Germans in WWII had the best uniforms!

Down with you so far! No wonder it was Hugo Boss the one who designed them! <3
So, is it Valkyrie a movie worth seeing?

PS: I can't wait to see more of your work!! *_*
rufftoon
Jan. 20th, 2009 04:15 pm (UTC)
I'd say yes, it's worth seeing. You may have to be patient until they get to the good part (the actual whole assassination plot and how it unravels), but a good film overall.
atomicmagnolia
Jan. 20th, 2009 01:36 pm (UTC)
The Germans in WWII had the best uniforms!

lmao, I'm beginning to think everyone agrees with me on this. huzzah! I'm not that crazy

okay since that's out, now let's establish that Ralph Fiennes looked freaking hot in Schindler's List--which has nothing to do with him being a nazi, though the SS uniform certainly helped
rufftoon
Jan. 20th, 2009 04:18 pm (UTC)
Either the uniforms were good, or all the actors and extras that wear those for movies are specially picked to make them look good.
(which connects to your Ralph Fiennes observation)
atomicmagnolia
Jan. 21st, 2009 01:39 am (UTC)
hah, yeah I wonder if all real nazis looked like crap. I suppose all one would have to do is look up real WWII pictures... *too much work, & I like thinking they're hot outfits*
archangelbeth
Jan. 20th, 2009 02:46 pm (UTC)
It continually amazes me that you can do such awesome... And then you go back and polish it and it's even more awesome. Just, y'know, so's you know.

Minor suggestion for p. 194, first panel:
"He needs time to escape. We must take advantage of that."

Spirit Business started this whole Zhaoka story, so you get to use it lots! O:D
rufftoon
Jan. 20th, 2009 04:10 pm (UTC)
I'm trying to make it better- let's hope it does a bit.
Dialogue changes made on DA- thank you for the suggestion, it reads way better.
archangelbeth
Jan. 20th, 2009 05:50 pm (UTC)
*beth does a happy editor dance*
*beth realizes she needs something to eat; she's getting very silly here*
*beth hands over the Award For Awesome, and flees!*
(Anonymous)
Jan. 25th, 2009 12:34 am (UTC)
Hey my name's being mentioned right up on the blog post - cool - thankys for the shout out! Definitely be cool to see what you have coming up next as well as the revisions for chaps 3 & 4 - Great story - it's tough trying to tell a story mainly about a bad dude, but Zhoa definitely holds one's interest and it was interesting the way his character develops...

Cheers,

Skylark
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