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Slowness issues

Don't judge me from the tile of this post, it's not me that slow (though it does happen). I'm dealing with general computer slowness at work, mostly with accessing files. Something happening with the server or something.

While I'm stuck waiting, a few announcements.



It's not yet available to embed, but it can be viewed here:

http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1809998233/video/16425316

It's not breaking new barrier in terms of story theme, but hopefully people will enjoy it.

What else.
Started another blog, this one all about Avatar comics, official and fan made. Just to try and keep track of all the work out there. There was a club on DA that touched upon it, but there is so much more material out there I'm sure outside of DA.
I will try to stay as neutral as possible in my comments of these stories. After al, I want to celebrate the comics, not bring 'em down.

http://avatarcomics.blogspot.com/
http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/group.php?gid=169176359804

For these, I'll need people's help to send me suggestions and finds. Know of any fun Avatar fancomics you've enjoyed? Doesn't matter in which language it is, everything is welcome (with the exception of 18+ material).

My next two posts will be about the infamous "How I Became Yours" (or HIBY for shorts) and the delightful Marvel-Avatar crossover of DoomZula.
Actually, for Doomzula, if anyone knows who the author is or if it is all saved on some website, it would be great. I've downloaded images for my own research, but I'd like to link and give proper credits.

Comments

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teacup_werewolf
Nov. 2nd, 2009 11:13 pm (UTC)
The movie look adorable...I'll defintly get a chance to follow that blog 8D
rufftoon
Nov. 2nd, 2009 11:35 pm (UTC)
I'm hoping to make fun finds while doing that blog.
teacup_werewolf
Nov. 2nd, 2009 11:38 pm (UTC)
Eventually I do want to turn my fan fic or it's sequel into a comic...if I get the courage I will definintly PM to you.
rufftoon
Nov. 2nd, 2009 11:40 pm (UTC)
All comics are welcome!
archangelbeth
Nov. 2nd, 2009 11:19 pm (UTC)
My daughter was reduced to tears because the movie "totally ruined" the book, and is very different, and in the book, all the boys had dragons and the heros dragon really was toothless, and common, and stuff.

I finally managed the "the book will be the same, it's okay" to reassure her, and she might want to go see it now. But. Meep!

Shame they took such liberties with the plot. The dragon's kinda cute.
rufftoon
Nov. 2nd, 2009 11:33 pm (UTC)
Oups!
I'm afraid it will be different from the book. I can't go into details unfortunately or even start to hint why there were changes.
archangelbeth
Nov. 3rd, 2009 12:14 am (UTC)
Well, the reason for changes are undoubtedly twofold:

1) They didn't have enough time to do it the way the book did it.
2) They thought it'd be more exciting this way.

That about sums up why movies are different from books! (Except for the occasional #3: they had this other script lying around so they search&replaced all the names with vaguely equivalent characters from the book. Which some people suspect happened when someone optioned Lois McMaster Bujold's Vorkosigan book(s). Fortunately, that travesty never got off the ground.)
egoulet
Nov. 3rd, 2009 12:05 am (UTC)
That trailer looks awesome! Can't wait to see the movie! I sent the trailer too all my friends at work, and the response was so enthusiastic! :D
rufftoon
Nov. 3rd, 2009 12:43 am (UTC)
Yay for enthusiastic response! Hope they'll enjoy the movie, should they end up seeing it.
snapes_angel
Nov. 3rd, 2009 12:23 am (UTC)
DOOMZULA! *snicker*

If I ever manage to ask anyone to redo my icon, I am so gonig to ask for the addition of Sokka.
rufftoon
Nov. 3rd, 2009 12:44 am (UTC)
DoomZula is an awesome ship (and quite a fun story too!)
So your icon would be Fred, George, Brak and Sokka?
snapes_angel
Nov. 3rd, 2009 03:05 am (UTC)
Yea. ^_^ Troublemakers, all, lol. Although Zorak is so tempting...
conga_chili
Nov. 3rd, 2009 12:41 am (UTC)
Ahh, trailer looks great! I kind of hate the kid's voice (sounds like an oldish man), but everything else looks fantastic - what great, 2d-ish designs!!
rufftoon
Nov. 3rd, 2009 12:48 am (UTC)
Ah, that voice *_____*
I'll say one good encouraging thing: you sort of get used to it after a while. Or maybe it's just me.
deerheadlights
Nov. 3rd, 2009 02:08 am (UTC)
Awww, that dragon is so cute! I like how it looks more like a salamander than the traditional dino image :)
rufftoon
Nov. 3rd, 2009 05:50 am (UTC)
All the dragons have a different look than the tradional dragon ones. Some people may not like it very much, preferring dragons drawn-modelled the good old way. But I don't know: all these different shapes were fun to draw.
wanderingdreamr
Nov. 3rd, 2009 03:17 am (UTC)
Hmm, the art and the voice acting sounded a little wonky on the How to Train your Dragon trailer but the dragon reminded me of my cat for some reason so maybe I'll see it, I've got months to decide anyway.
rufftoon
Nov. 3rd, 2009 05:47 am (UTC)
The dragon (Toothless), has had many animal inspiration for his animation. I wouldn't be surprised if cat wasn't one of them.
youkaislayer
Nov. 3rd, 2009 03:33 am (UTC)
Dr. DoomXAzula? omg XD And I thought I was the only one who was crazy with crossover ships. I am trying hard to repress my memories of HIBY. You aren't helping.
rufftoon
Nov. 3rd, 2009 05:48 am (UTC)
DoomXAzula is...a very sweet story, if you can believe it.
HIBY, once seen, cannot be forgotten. It's seared into people's brains!
kt_shy
Nov. 3rd, 2009 04:01 am (UTC)
Awww the dragon is super cute! Overall it looks quite nice, though I don't think I could listen to the main character's voice for more than 5 minutes without it getting on my nerves...
rufftoon
Nov. 3rd, 2009 05:49 am (UTC)
As I noted above, you kind of forget about his voice after a while.
Or maybe I just grew an immunity to it. Too hard to tell.
ndgmtlcd
Nov. 3rd, 2009 09:24 am (UTC)
Got used to the voice after listening to the trailer without the images, but I think that he should have been a redhead like Viki.

http://www.animeclick.it/anime_eng.php?titolo=Chiisana+Viking+Vickie
rufftoon
Nov. 3rd, 2009 05:23 pm (UTC)
Having grown up with that cartoon, believe me, that's all I kept thinking about, ha ha!
ming85
Nov. 3rd, 2009 11:46 am (UTC)
Thanks so much for the trailer and the blog heads up! Both look very promising, I had never heard of that dragon book but I certainly like the look of this movie. What a surprise that voice of the intro is actually the main character, I like it. Gives things a twist. The dragon too looks more like a fishy cat than the classic dragon, so points for originality there!

I welcome the blog with all my heart and look forward to future posts! It's really great that there's a central place for all these comics. I will pm when I can find some more 'discoveries' for the site.
tammylee
Nov. 3rd, 2009 04:13 pm (UTC)
Can I pimp my (one and only) fancomic?
Zuko the Angst Muffin:
http://laleeloo.livejournal.com/12848.html Edit: Oops, I forgot there were a couple more.

Eee, I will be stalking that blog for awesome avatar comics! You're made of awesome.


Edited at 2009-11-03 04:14 pm (UTC)
rufftoon
Nov. 3rd, 2009 05:25 pm (UTC)
It's better when there's more than just one page, or if you're someone that has a collection of short comics (like Isaia or Booter-Freak). Pimping your own fan comic is perfectly acceptable. Do send me more links, or if they are on DA send me those links.
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eiko82
Nov. 3rd, 2009 08:39 pm (UTC)
That trailer looks pretty cool. Toothless is adorable! I might go see it :-)
grahf316
Nov. 4th, 2009 08:44 pm (UTC)
Doomzula comics
as I recall, the artist of those had been posting them directly to the /a section of Plus4chan
mrmunkeepants
Nov. 6th, 2009 08:19 am (UTC)
I'm joining your facebook group, and I'm excited for the Dragon movie!
ca_cha
Jan. 27th, 2010 10:10 am (UTC)
uh I'm sorry I have to write something which is not about your post. But isn't your Icon from Wiki? Didn't know it was aired in Amerika O.O
rufftoon
Jan. 31st, 2010 10:55 pm (UTC)
It was aired in Quebec (french Canada) years ago!
ca_cha
Feb. 1st, 2010 09:37 am (UTC)
no I mean the German movie Wiki o.o I didn't know you could see it in America
rufftoon
Feb. 1st, 2010 05:25 pm (UTC)
The German movie hasn't crossed over yet. I don't think it is planned on being distributed either (and then companies wonder why there is internet piracy...)
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