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Dark, dark, dark.

Dark thoughts, dark comics.

I might just end up giving myself depression, ha ha!

Thoughts are drifting the way of Water Tribe again.
Must come from frustration of not getting enough work done during the day. Doesn't help when the computer keeps crashing and the programs closing on me without warning! Grrr.

Realise the little fellow with the glasses may look like a bad, war time caricature of the japanese. The first thought I had when he popped in my head was actually Himmler. Another bad war time caricature in itself I guess. Li-Yi's his name by the way, and he is going to be the bane of Zhao's existence.
Didn't know Lao would die when I started doodling that last page. Came as a surprise to me too.
Sorry, Lao.


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Jan. 27th, 2009 08:27 am (UTC)
Water Tribe, yay! Poor Lao...
Jan. 27th, 2009 11:57 am (UTC)
Aww Lao :(

But yay more Water Tribe!
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Jan. 27th, 2009 05:16 pm (UTC)
And it will get darker...yay, dark mood!
Jan. 27th, 2009 12:15 pm (UTC)
Dark, but well-drawn and very interesting . . .
Jan. 27th, 2009 05:16 pm (UTC)
Jan. 27th, 2009 12:43 pm (UTC)
oh boy
Yay more water tribe!

also does this mean 5 is going to be like "Prison Break"?
Jan. 27th, 2009 04:29 pm (UTC)
Re: oh boy
Like a very long Prison Break (which I should say, I've only ever seen one episode of).
Jan. 27th, 2009 12:54 pm (UTC)
Water tribe haz et ur BRAINZ! (Not, mind you, that I'm complaining. I mean, you sketch out awesome. And. Eeeeeeeee. Lao dead, eep. Makes sense. Zhao's doing waterflamebending moves in his cell... Eeee.)

Firelord Zuko is going to be ...A word not appropriate for "children's TV." *cough* When he finds out what's going on there. The prison manager there may find himself in his own prison -- or someone else's, anyway.

Eeeeeeheeheehee. Eeeeee!
Jan. 27th, 2009 05:20 pm (UTC)
Yes, my brain is mostly rotten by Water Tribe. I can't seem to scrape it off just yet.
Zhao is at least trying to keep in shape. Still hasn't learned more firebending moves, but finds that water bending moves are quite soothing. Keeps him calm.
If Zuko only knew exactly how that prison is run...
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Jan. 27th, 2009 01:01 pm (UTC)
Has Zhao invaded your brain?? XD

Lao is toast, awwww...no more boum? :D Cripes, I'm cracking up. XD
Jan. 27th, 2009 05:21 pm (UTC)
Yes. And he has built a city called Zhaotown, soon to be Zhaotropolis!
Nope, no more Boum. That was Lao's last one, and not much of a boum either.
Jan. 27th, 2009 01:03 pm (UTC)
Well, I didn't think of Himmler specifically, but I was certainly reminded of Nazis. Dark indeed, and well done setting the tone. Ouch!

poor Lao :(
Jan. 27th, 2009 05:23 pm (UTC)
Zuko may want to purge his country of its dark elements, but he's missing a few spots.
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Jan. 27th, 2009 01:24 pm (UTC)
Water Tribe = Oz?

Jan. 27th, 2009 01:26 pm (UTC)
Actually, when I read that Lao was in that building, my first thought is that he wasn't in there. Was that thing that Lao was holding a possession of Zhao's? Just suspicions of things, at least where the spirits ay be involved... ^^;

Alas, poor Lao We barely viewed ye.
Jan. 27th, 2009 01:28 pm (UTC)
(And yes, Water Tribe FTW!)
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Jan. 27th, 2009 01:49 pm (UTC)
Your dark comic makes me happier than it should, maybe. :D

My Zhaocrush is your fault, dangit, I didn't like him before you did Water Tribe. >:
Jan. 27th, 2009 05:27 pm (UTC)
You only got Zhao crush. I got Zhao rot on the brain. It's worse!
I can't help but go into darker territory. The show hinted at dark things but could never quite show them. It's fun to go play there.
Jan. 27th, 2009 01:50 pm (UTC)
Brutal efficiency, the mark of any high-quality petty tyrant.
Jan. 27th, 2009 05:27 pm (UTC)
Efficiency is the credo under which Li-Yi lives by.
Jan. 27th, 2009 02:29 pm (UTC)
In page 3, last panel, that prisonor looked like Chit Sang. Page 4 dashed my hopes.
Jan. 27th, 2009 05:28 pm (UTC)
Na, Chit Sang is out there, all free.
Jan. 27th, 2009 02:34 pm (UTC)
Not to be picky or anything, but wasn't Lao a Firebender? Why didn't he (or any other Firebender living in Block 3) break out some bending moves to save himself?
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Jan. 27th, 2009 02:47 pm (UTC)
D:!! Yikes...
Jan. 27th, 2009 06:36 pm (UTC)
And it won't get easier!
Jan. 27th, 2009 03:15 pm (UTC)
I'm really happy for a more Zhao so soon.
But how does it fell? Just finished the last story, and now you're on it again?

Do you still fell to just draw from time to time or how far have you planned?

I wouldn't want to be that warden if Zuko finds out what have happened...
Jan. 27th, 2009 06:37 pm (UTC)
I may try to stop it, but my brain already sent me the basis of the story- the main points, not the small details. I'll skip over a lot of stuff at some point.
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Jan. 27th, 2009 06:38 pm (UTC)
There will still be back and forth between these, other sketches and reworks.
A recipe for confusion!
Jan. 27th, 2009 03:45 pm (UTC)
... prison!Zhao has broken my brain. *fans self*
I'm sorry you've got dark thoughts but I'm happy you've used them creatively!
Jan. 27th, 2009 06:38 pm (UTC)
That's one way to evacuate dark thoughts.
Jan. 27th, 2009 04:07 pm (UTC)
O.@ !!!

Very interested in bad war-time caricature guy. If Hollywood has taught me anything they are usually the most ruthless! Probably because they were teased all their lives!
Jan. 27th, 2009 06:39 pm (UTC)
Li-Yi probably got teased a lot. I'm not quite sure there's any of these teasing people left alive now.
Jan. 27th, 2009 04:42 pm (UTC)
Did you ever watch Firefly? The japanese caricature/Himmler reminds me a lot of one of the bad guys from that series (I'm pretty sure the Firefly guy was supposed to be Himmleresque).

There's something satisfying about a dark storyline! I really like where this is going. :D
Jan. 27th, 2009 05:43 pm (UTC)
I think you're thinking of the character Adelei Niska, the crime lord.

And you're right, there is a similarity!
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Jan. 27th, 2009 04:51 pm (UTC)
Love the dark stuff. Keep it coming!
Jan. 27th, 2009 05:15 pm (UTC)
Coming from a dark elf, I am not surprised XD
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Jan. 27th, 2009 05:51 pm (UTC)
I'm not usually one to try to correct other people's work (especially yours!) but I think on page 3 in the line "Firelord Zuko is just a bit too soft when it comes to make certain decisions" the word make should be making:

Firelord Zuko is just a bit too soft when it comes to making certain decisions.

But I could be wrong! Anyways I love the 4 pages we have so far, the darker tone is refreshing and awesome :D
Jan. 27th, 2009 06:42 pm (UTC)
No, no correct away! My english grammar is muddled by french grammar, so I need people with sharp eyes to correct me! That is always appreciated.
Jan. 27th, 2009 06:12 pm (UTC)
Awh man, Lao! D: You have to assume some of those guys were firebenders, do you think they could've gotten out with, ah, firebending or somesuch?


Jan. 27th, 2009 06:44 pm (UTC)
I'm afraid the smoke got to them first. Those prisons are made to keep firebenders in their cells, so no breaking out.
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Jan. 28th, 2009 07:25 am (UTC)
The fire nation could almost be equated with the Japanese: volcanic island nation, burst of conquest. At the same time, there are influences from China, Indonesia and Thailand. It's a mix bag of sort.
Jan. 27th, 2009 08:06 pm (UTC)
Oh noes, Lao ;_;

I'm very excited to see where this goes though!
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