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Mar. 9th, 2009

Haven't posted here in ages.
I have nothing much to write about. My life is pretty mundane and boring. The only thing I watch on tv is Lost and that's it (catching a few cartoons once in a while, or a documentary or Animal Planet...)
Worked a lot, worked some more, pretty much did nothing but work. Can't talk about hush hush projects so...yeah.
Did go to a very nice wine and cheese last weekend (thank you Mandy!)

Finished re-working chapter 3 of Water Tribe. Ouf! Clocking in at 222 pages. Need only to tweak a few panels in part 4 (really wonky ones or bad cuts, nothing to the level of the reworks of part 1 to 3).

Zhao Greatness
(card given to me on Valentine day by my roommate Phil- Thank you Phil! <333



The last bunch of pages for part 3. Will post them soon on DA. After that, since there isn't really that much changes to part 4 I will upload directly on DA and not here. Not going to repeat myself that much...













Some changes in some pages, tweaks in dialogues. I think I can live with the version (though I'll never be completely satisfied.

It fits perfectly to put some part 5 ideas here, as Zhao is pulling a reverse firebending unlocking, inspiring himself from what happened to him.




No, Zhao will NEVER waterbend.
Though the good doctor may have wanted him to, it's physically impossible.
About time Zhao starts to make his move. So far, it was just stuff happening to him- time he gets some control back!
But there are still shenanigans going on behind his back.

Time for me to sign off and go do boring things like the laundry.

Hoping everyone else is having fun.

Comments

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psychoe
Mar. 10th, 2009 05:27 am (UTC)
Do have to go back and pick up where I left off but pages are looking great as usual!

Lost is wonderful, mind-boggling, love. I am a little sad there won't be an episode this week but it does give me an extra hour to work on projects so yey. XD
rufftoon
Mar. 10th, 2009 05:54 am (UTC)
No Lost this week?
There goes my one hour tv viewing. ( I wanna know if one of my wild guesses about the statue is right! Maybe season finale...)
psychoe
Mar. 10th, 2009 05:58 am (UTC)
Yep, it resumes on the 18th.

There's toooons of talk about the statue hailing from a culture *ahem* relevant to your interests. :D
rufftoon
Mar. 10th, 2009 07:00 am (UTC)
It does have a big hint of egyptian influence (would fit well with the hieroglyphs we've been seeing), and yet it's a tiny bit off, as if mixed with another culture.
psychoe
Mar. 10th, 2009 07:06 am (UTC)
I actually paused the clip I had of it again and you're right, it's not outrightly Egyptian-y for lack of better terms. I think it could be the way the statue looks in general, more curvy and less angular?
bluejeans07
Mar. 10th, 2009 06:11 am (UTC)
Hee! These are amazing!! Oh Admiral Zhao... <3

Anyway, hello! I'm Jean, a fellow artist and former Nickelodeon intern, I think you came on after my internship ended but I've been a fan of your artwork for ages. My favorite is definitely the one of Toph and Iroh dancing a la Calvin and Hobbes! ^^ Anyway, just wanted to say hello and hope you don't mind that I've friended you. :)
rufftoon
Mar. 10th, 2009 07:02 am (UTC)
Hello, former Nick colleague (interns count)!
Haven't drawn a lot of the rest of the Avatar cast these days, as Zhao takes all the space. Just like him to want all the attention.
Welcome aboard my sort of predictable journals.
bluejeans07
Mar. 10th, 2009 07:17 am (UTC)
Hahaha, Zhao the Diva, shoving all the other characters away. XD Aang ended up showing up a lot in my own sketches while I was there, probably because I didn't need to draw hair for him!
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rufftoon
Mar. 10th, 2009 03:39 pm (UTC)
I do love wine and cheese. I just can't have as much as I used to: cholesterol levels must be kept in check (getting older sucks).
No worries about comments- never feel obligated. Beside, you're busy with your own writing :)
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shaniah
Mar. 10th, 2009 08:46 am (UTC)
Gotta love you too!

Aaaaah the 5th part is brilliant! I can't wait to see Zhao get out of the prison and... fly too the North Pole and... take over the world? Nah!

Wine&cheese are always good. Depends from the wines and the cheeses. Between France and Belgium, we have such a good choice :)
rufftoon
Mar. 10th, 2009 03:43 pm (UTC)
Zhao may not fly to the north pole, but taking over the world is never totally gone from his mind.

I wish I could enjoy wine and cheese at least once a week. My health would hate me for it though.
Icon love by the way.
incandescens
Mar. 10th, 2009 09:55 am (UTC)
Still loving your stuff over here. Thank you!
rufftoon
Mar. 10th, 2009 03:43 pm (UTC)
Thank you for your continued reading!
etrangere
Mar. 10th, 2009 11:48 am (UTC)
that was very, very fun! :D
rufftoon
Mar. 10th, 2009 03:43 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
zfiledh
Mar. 10th, 2009 12:57 pm (UTC)
Oooh, interesting!
rufftoon
Mar. 10th, 2009 03:44 pm (UTC)
Hopefully a bit interesting. *crosses fingers*
tammylee
Mar. 10th, 2009 02:45 pm (UTC)
I'm glad to see it hasn't been ALL work and no play?
Sneaky Zhao... even in chains I'd never turn my back on him!!
rufftoon
Mar. 10th, 2009 03:45 pm (UTC)
Mostly all work. With a sneaking in of other stuff.

Even completely tied up I wouldn't turn my back on Zhao. He has a bad habit of attacking people from behind (Zuko would vouch for that one).
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rufftoon
Mar. 10th, 2009 03:46 pm (UTC)
He's only got one key- you're right, the rest of the challenge is ahead.
snapes_angel
Mar. 10th, 2009 03:08 pm (UTC)
Or else they could find out you used to work with Lao.

Ha ha ha. Hate you.


Hehe. I love their expressions in that panel.

Ersatz water-bending, ftw!
rufftoon
Mar. 10th, 2009 03:47 pm (UTC)
To a man who has trouble using his firebending, he certainly fakes waterbending very very well.
snapes_angel
Mar. 10th, 2009 03:53 pm (UTC)
He did spend a very long time with the water tribe.
rufftoon
Mar. 10th, 2009 04:08 pm (UTC)
They have CORRUPTED him!
snapes_angel
Mar. 10th, 2009 06:19 pm (UTC)
Ha, ha. He got soaked.
raddishh
Mar. 10th, 2009 05:02 pm (UTC)
I always look forward to your updates, but I don't really have anything interesting to comment, so... yeah. XD
rufftoon
Mar. 10th, 2009 10:20 pm (UTC)
Thank you for dropping by!
Your icon creeps me out XD
raddishh
Mar. 11th, 2009 12:36 am (UTC)
I get that a lot. I just thought it was cute, but most people don't seem to think so... XD
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rufftoon
Mar. 10th, 2009 10:19 pm (UTC)
Well, idiot may be a big word. Naive dreamer with weird theories yes.
silly_izzy_me
Mar. 11th, 2009 12:09 am (UTC)
Zhao, you sneaky devil, you!

I have been reading too much manga. I was reading backwards and had no idea what was going on at first 9_9.
arycapricat
Mar. 11th, 2009 01:30 am (UTC)
Hallelujah indeed!
It was feeling like the Avatar episodes delay.
But on a much, much smaller scale.



I can't help but laugh at Zhao's face in the third panel of the third page.
varethane
Mar. 11th, 2009 11:34 pm (UTC)
Ahaha! YESS, start putting some plans into action, Zhao!
sonne_of_sun
Mar. 12th, 2009 02:29 pm (UTC)
oscar
XD best actor award for silliness and craftiness, mixed with stupidity and other comedic talents
rufftoon
Mar. 13th, 2009 01:42 am (UTC)
Re: oscar
Zhao: "You love me! You REALLY love me!"
sonne_of_sun
Mar. 13th, 2009 02:41 am (UTC)
Re: oscar
who was the first one who said that anyway?
rufftoon
Mar. 13th, 2009 03:08 am (UTC)
Re: oscar
The exact quote is actually "you like me, you really like me", and it was Sally Field when she accepted an Oscar.
sonne_of_sun
Mar. 13th, 2009 04:54 am (UTC)
Re: oscar
then what was the reaction of the audience to that?
beta_joovey
Mar. 13th, 2009 12:29 am (UTC)
Thought you'd be the type who'd like to know, Aasif Mandvi has been cast as Zhao.
rufftoon
Mar. 13th, 2009 01:42 am (UTC)
Actually made a post about it while you wrote that comment.
I wonder if he can do kung fu.
beta_joovey
Mar. 13th, 2009 02:55 am (UTC)
Woops! I do know he's hilarious....never really saw him as the Zhao type.....but you know what, I think we should give him the benefit of the doubt.
(Anonymous)
Mar. 14th, 2009 09:05 pm (UTC)
Sorry to be a grammar nazi, but on p.214, it should actually be "You didn't know anything." Or "You knew nothing," whichever you feel is better.
rufftoon
Mar. 14th, 2009 09:52 pm (UTC)
Don't apologise, I adore Grammar Nazis. They keep an eye out and correct my bad english.
I will go and correct it right away (result will show on the DA page).
archangelbeth
Mar. 24th, 2009 11:46 am (UTC)
And I forgot to squee over these! (Love the first of those -- bringing him over on a wave, yay!)

(ha. ha. hate you. Priceless!!)

'Sbeautiful.

I wonder if some of the leads they have are to Nauja's kids... (Did I remember how to spell her name?)


And clever, clever Zhao faux waterbender! *laugh*
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