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12:25am and all is well

..aaaaand, not much to report.

Just wanted to post two more Water Tribe AU pages, cause I am having fuuuuun with these.
Why can't I draw faster? Oh wait, daily work must get done.



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Jun. 20th, 2007 07:34 am (UTC)
Hot damn, Johane, you are a MACHINE. You draw these characters way too well.
Jun. 20th, 2007 07:41 am (UTC)
Ha, you know how much practice I'm getting everyday? ;)
Oh yeah...I'm Avatar insane. It will pass in due time. But in the meantime, Avatar Avatar Avatar! GEt these silly ideas out of my head.
Jun. 20th, 2007 07:37 am (UTC)
I need to stop lurking your journal xD
LOL at the "Agni what?"
Jun. 20th, 2007 07:43 am (UTC)
Eh, lurking is all good with me, I don't mind ( I kinda do it too, so...)
Poor Zhao. No one is there to tell him finer points of fire nation culture, including the time honored tradition of firebending duels.
Jun. 20th, 2007 07:59 am (UTC)
So. I totally stalk you on Deviantart, and when I found out you were posting the Zhao Water Tribe AU to your LJ I have started to stalk here as well to read further. I just wanted to say that I love your stories, your humor, your art. Whenever I meet anyone who is into Avatar one of my first questions is always "HAVE YOU SEEN RUFFTOON'S COMICS?! :D" and linking them ASAP if they haven't.

*cough* Yes, so. I just wanted to say I love the story thus far, I can't wait to see where you go with it, and while I normally have the fangirl kneejerk eyetwitch to OCs, instead the fangirl in my heart is going "...ZHAO x THAT GIRL OTP." Because Zhao needs some love and she's freaking adorable.

Also... NOW the trouble starts? Man, I'm worried if what happened to him before wouldn't be considered 'trouble' in respect to this! o_o
Jun. 20th, 2007 08:06 am (UTC)
Aww, thank you. Apologies first for not updating the other AU on DA, there are a few panels giving me trouble. Grrr! Even though they are rough, I'm really starting to want to make them look good. Dang it.

Haha, nope, sorry, nothing will be happening between that girl and Zhao. He's barely noticing her, and all she's interested in is his exotic stories of that far away place called the North Pole.
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Jun. 20th, 2007 07:59 am (UTC)
Your ability to deck these out and keep such a wonderful quality never ceases to amaze me! XD I'm really looking forward to more of this after all you've told me today :)

Agni Kai!
Agni what?
*Aflack duck jumps in* AFLAK!
Jun. 20th, 2007 08:06 am (UTC)
hehe, true, you pretty much got all the spoilers. Still, you never know, I might change my mind on a thing or two, plus you're missing little details and all.
Jun. 20th, 2007 08:04 am (UTC)
HAHAHA Oh man, Zhao really is so lost... "agni what?" XDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
Jun. 20th, 2007 08:08 am (UTC)
And he can't firebend (at least, not consciously).
Oh yeah, he's lost.
Jun. 20th, 2007 08:08 am (UTC)
Holy (*@9!
Some obnoxious dude just got challenged him to an Agni Kai!
And I know what that means! MORE SHIRTLESS GUYS! >D *SQUEEEEEEEE!*

Man...I never expected that someone would challenge him to an Agni Kai soon, I remember vaguely that in your previous entries, one of your readers mentioned that he might be challenged to an Agni Kai soon. But I didn't actually think it would be right now! >D YEY!

(Me and my stupid memory~! It's the little things I remember very well and yet I managed to forget lessons about Math and History in high school >_<;)
Jun. 20th, 2007 08:12 am (UTC)
Oh shoot! I made a double post comment, I deleted it. >_>;
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Jun. 20th, 2007 08:14 am (UTC)

I don't know how you do it! You keep churning out pages, and they seem to get cleaner and better with every page!

Agni What? Well, Zhao's a fast learner.
Jun. 20th, 2007 08:19 am (UTC)
Definitely older men for me too (then again, I am older, but I do also prefer them pass the "pretty boy" stage)
Heck, I don't know how I do it. I cheat a lot on these pages, I guess, making wonky perspective here and there, keeping 'em rough.

Ah, I am tempted to give away what happens next. Must...resist! Must draw pages instead!
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Jun. 20th, 2007 11:47 am (UTC)
"Agni what?"

Classic. :)
Jun. 20th, 2007 03:51 pm (UTC)
I don't think anyone in the fire nation ever expected one of its own citizen to be so clueless.
Jun. 20th, 2007 11:57 am (UTC)
No pun intended but you are seriously on fire! How the heck do you manage to stay busy and still update?? Er..no other comment that hasn't been said already..other than incoherent mumbling.."Agni whut?"..*laughs*
Jun. 20th, 2007 03:52 pm (UTC)
There's definitely a little burning smell coming off around me these days. Hope it's not a bad sign.
Hehe, "agni whut", said with a very dumb voice, is just too perfect (why do I want to keep screaming "Matt Damon" like the guys at work...)
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Jun. 20th, 2007 12:00 pm (UTC)
Why can't I draw faster? Oh wait, daily work must get done.


Ah, more fan service?
Jun. 20th, 2007 03:50 pm (UTC)
Hmmm...wait and see, I guess (don't want to give it away right now)
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Jun. 20th, 2007 12:16 pm (UTC)
"Agni what?" hehehe

Although this actually brings up an interesting point about Fire Nation culture--what does a non-firebender do if challenged?

Another small typo, first page, first box: "Glad I managed to wipe off that stupid smile off his face." The first "off" isn't needed.

Poor spa-OC... guess the glimpse of Water Tribe "swimwears" was too much for her. XD
Jun. 20th, 2007 03:55 pm (UTC)
I'm going to go and have a look in the little "Fire Nation travel guide book" for that.
Gah, more typo. Not surprised- stoopid english is not my first language. Ah well, live and learn, and thanks for poiting these out, very much appreciated!

If I was to spot those "swimwears"...I'd be done for too.
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Jun. 20th, 2007 01:03 pm (UTC)
go zhao
aahhh zhao could beat him anyway. Look at those wimpy sideburns the kid has. He doesnt stand a chance. ;)
Jun. 20th, 2007 03:56 pm (UTC)
Re: go zhao
Now, if this was a sideburns battle...oh yeah, Zhao wins!
Jun. 20th, 2007 01:32 pm (UTC)
Agni What?
I love you forever. Please imagine an icon of your Azula laughing hysterically here (the one from when Zuko found the kitten in his robes). Only animated.
Jun. 20th, 2007 03:57 pm (UTC)
Re: Agni What?
Heehee, thanks.
I'm just here to throw troubles at Zhao :D
Jun. 20th, 2007 03:21 pm (UTC)
XD Can they just do that? How would that guy know that Zhao is a fire bender? Or maybe Agni Kai can also be with fists... either way if this doesn't culminate in more shirtless Zhao I'm going to be very, very disappointed.

Don't draw faster, you might friction your hands off D:
Jun. 20th, 2007 04:10 pm (UTC)
First you throw a challenge, then you see what comes of it. Those fire nation people, way too eager to get into fights...
I guess usually one of the two says he's not a firebender, and then gets to retreat in shame at being a nonbender or something (with possibly a lot of jeering and tauting from his opponent). Or maybe they do have scaled down versions of Agni Kai, for non benders.
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Jun. 20th, 2007 05:01 pm (UTC)
Fantastic expressions, as always! I really like this close interaction scenes. And that last panel is priceless!

Out of curiosity, is Zhao still living off his weapon funds? I imagine it's expensive to live here. And since the Fire Nation is rather bureaucratic, I bet it would be difficult for someone like him to just wander in and start working/establishing himself.
Jun. 21st, 2007 12:52 am (UTC)
Yup, still living off his weapons fund and that is disappearing very quickly. And yeah, unless he goes for grunt work, finding a way to live there is not going to be that easy (unless he goes wild and lives in the forests on the volcano slopes ;) )
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