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Not much to report:
The Banquet was visually beautiful, poetry on screen. Story had hints of Shakespeare in terms of court intrigue and the way the plot unfolded. Slowly moving at times, but I didn't mind. Ending...leaves something to be desired, but it does work in a way.

Comic work is moving forward at a steady pace. Should be mostly done by Monday, with one page to be approved- I'm preparing two versions of the last page, as I am playing around with ideas and layouts. Let's see what the editor prefers.

Starting part 3 of the Water Tribe AU. Had actually done that page two weeks ago. Just tweaked it a bit.

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takumee
Jul. 8th, 2007 05:07 am (UTC)
Whoa. Zhao respects Tui and La so much now. D: cool.
rufftoon
Jul. 8th, 2007 05:13 am (UTC)
Hard to say if it is respect or fear. One thing for sure, he believes in these two spirits, and he wants them on his side if he's going to be doing so much sailing around.
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engelen
Jul. 8th, 2007 05:36 am (UTC)
this has nothing to do with anything you posted:
I saw ratatouille today and I thought about you and that time you mentioned seeing a rat and thinking about the movie, why do I remember those stuff, I don't know.
rufftoon
Jul. 8th, 2007 05:41 am (UTC)
Haha, oh yeah, the rats of Burbank. Way more of these critters than I thought...and yet, couldn't help but think of Ratatouille every time.
The food critic is such an awesome character- so sad he has so little screen time, but that's the way the stoy is made. I don't see how it could have worked well otherwise.
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alexds1
Jul. 8th, 2007 05:42 am (UTC)
Firebenders better freaking respek. I'd freak if the antithesis of my powers/ nation were surrounding me for miles, personally.

Comics!!
rufftoon
Jul. 8th, 2007 05:49 am (UTC)
You know you're right.
Guess that's why the fire nation is not (too) superstitious- it would stop too many of their people joining the navy, and they want a big powerful one to roam the oceans.
rock_rhapsody
Jul. 8th, 2007 06:04 am (UTC)
Incorporating himself with Water Tribe Traditions despite knowing he is originally Fire Nation? Awesomely brilliant.. He knows he owes the Ocean Spirit his life..
rufftoon
Jul. 8th, 2007 03:18 pm (UTC)
You summed it up pretty well- and a big chunk of his memory is water tribe now. He can't dismiss certain traditions (especially when surrounded by vast expanses of water)
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trishna87
Jul. 8th, 2007 06:15 am (UTC)
damn straight zhao.. after that pwnage u better make offerings to the moon spirit XDDD

maybe chop his sideburns off? *snerk*
rufftoon
Jul. 8th, 2007 03:16 pm (UTC)
Offering his sideburns to the moon and ocean spirits?
Heehee! Guess he could keep offering them the moment they grew back.
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angelwingkitty
Jul. 8th, 2007 06:50 am (UTC)
I love how this one page alone can show how much Zhao has changed, even if much of what he does rings true to who he used to be. Wonderful job!

So what was in the bowl? Holy water? Beer? Pee? XD
tobu_ishi
Jul. 8th, 2007 07:49 am (UTC)
I swear it looks like he's sacrificing milk. Or amazake. XD The composition's beautiful, though. Prettiest milk sacrifice ever.
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aimo
Jul. 8th, 2007 09:45 am (UTC)
I didn't know you had an LJ! *friended*

I just finished reading all 52 pages so far of the Water Tribe AU story...I'm still amazed of how consistent the quality is considering that it's fan comic. I for one appreciate the amount of effort you're putting in this, thank you for sharing them with us :D

Can't wait for future stuffs :)
rufftoon
Jul. 8th, 2007 03:30 pm (UTC)
Hehe, I've got a few little hideouts all over the internet. Like a huge hide and seek game ;)
Awww, many thanks for your kind words *blushes*- these are really mostly an exercise in storytelling: rough pencils and all, page layout tests and see if I can put ideas in a readable, working orders.
(And also to get rid of these ideas sunning around in my head!)
I should try and clean a few of those one day.
star_puppet
Jul. 8th, 2007 11:49 am (UTC)
Ho-ly...moly! Looks like our dear Zhao hasn't forgotten about his moments with the Water Tribe. :> Is part three more about Zhao in the sae now? :>
rufftoon
Jul. 8th, 2007 03:32 pm (UTC)
As much as he would like to forget, he can't. And there's a whole ocean he's got to sail on to remind him ;)
Part three is mostly about Zhao at sea. No old man and the sea that's for sure. No big fish in this one!
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sparklemagpie
Jul. 8th, 2007 02:35 pm (UTC)
Yay for work getting done! Man, I've got my first day off this week right now and I can't tell you how nice it feels to be DONE for a little while, you know?


Oooh, offery goodness from the hands of Zhao. Stands to reason he'd show some resepect to the spirits that, you know, KINDLY DID NOT KILL HIM. >_>
rufftoon
Jul. 8th, 2007 03:35 pm (UTC)
Slowly getting work done. Ooooh, I am looking forward to some vacation time, or at least weekends of farniente (do nothing).
Zhao still has quite a few water tribe customs in his daily habits. Offering to the moon and ocean while at sea is one of them- to make sure they don't change their minds and kill him now.
Whatever seems to work.
incandescens
Jul. 8th, 2007 03:41 pm (UTC)
But it's so appropriate! (And I hope that it pays off some day.)
rufftoon
Jul. 8th, 2007 08:48 pm (UTC)
Everyday spent at sea that he survives, he considers that he must have done something proper.
invaderk
Jul. 8th, 2007 08:11 pm (UTC)
That is so ironic to me, that Zhao is performing rituals for the moon and ocean spirits. I'll bet Yue's laughing up a storm in the Spirit World.
rufftoon
Jul. 8th, 2007 09:04 pm (UTC)
Hehe, pretty much all the spirits in the spirit world would have a good chuckle at Zhao's expense- Yue and the Ocean spirit possibly more than any others.
sylvacoer
Jul. 9th, 2007 07:49 am (UTC)
smart boy - i think yue appreciates the gesture. *is eagerly awaiting azula's return*
rufftoon
Jul. 9th, 2007 01:59 pm (UTC)
Probably the smartest move he's ever done- try to get on the good side of the spirits.
Yue would probably like a more substantial sacrifice, but she's patient...
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rufftoon
Jul. 10th, 2007 02:59 pm (UTC)
He's still the old Zhao, and at the same time, he's picked up other...habits, I guess.
Iroh would no doubt approve, and possibly even laugh at the change :D
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