fs02 is so happy it can’t stop crying (also, actual blogging!)

24 09 2010

The dressup games continue, and yeah, more One Character Talking To Another To Reveal Stuff.

This chapter has been more character interaction than action so far. Hopefully it hasn’t been too boring. Maybe in the next update we’ll get someone being face fisted. I’m definitely going to look to making fs03 be a bit more Saxton Hale in feel, if possible.

Meanwhile, we’re treated to a bit more of the Chloe and Benny Show. Enjoy. Feedback welcome. And speculation ahoy, as we’re starting to get some more vague hints as to what’s what.

In other news, as I’ve expounded a bit in my Twitterations:

I’m watching K-On!. Fansubs, although I’m definitely going to buy the DVDs once they hit. It’s ridiculously, completely, utterly, over the top MOE-MOE, with every single character being adorably clumsy and helpless in their own respect. That’s entertaining on one level, true, but what’s drawing me to it so far is the creative side of things… forming a band, learning an instrument, trying to find ways to express yourself despite your shortcomings. This is relevant to my interests.

When Rock Band 3 comes out, it’s comin’ with a keyboard and is packed with enough tutorial content to teach you how to play the godddamn piano. I’m seriously considering going for it. My hands are not your normal human hands you take for granted you bastards but I’ve known personally others with dwarfism who can play the living hell out of pianos, so presumably there is a way. I’ve always loved music, and I love finding ways to connect to it… singing, or crafting it out of loops, or whatnot. Playing a real instrument would be boffo keen.

Also, I’ve decided to go ahead and just accept any friend request I get on Facebook. The fight to preserve the sanctity of the word friend is a losing battle, because it doesn’t mean much over there… “friend” is as casual and noncommittal as “follower” is on Twitter. It’s just a database link. It doesn’t mandate that I actually know someone on a deep and spiritual level. So, if you wanna follow my ramblings and not just be a fan of the anachronauts page, then hit me up. But don’t expect me to loan you my car or move your couch or testify on your behalf before the House Committee on Unamerican Activities, friend.

Finally, don’t forget that I will write a little story about you if you help me spread the word. Is that not awesome? Those who have participated so far feel that it is awesome. They are soaked in awesomeness, like a fine broth.

Enjoy anachronauts. See you Tuesday.

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24 09 2010
jengagne

Wow, that tailor takes Benny’s sudden and supernaturally-implausible costume change totally in stride. o_o Unless part of the effect is sort of zapping the minds of onlookers so they aren’t too surprised. Might wanna clarify.
It helps that Benny is summarizing the Jeeves/Mister encounter again. It was a while ago, different book, after all.
Whee gothic Chloe. :D “help people get them what they want” — remove the “them”
The bit about Penny keeping her purity, Gilbert’s comment, Jesse’s look — HEE HEE.
“slight of hand” should be “sleight of hand”. Weird eh?
Penny’s probably right that the key isn’t worth much now — but if she’s trying to sell it, she shouldn’t be the one playing it down, eh? Maybe Jesse should say that bit. Also, Jesse is counting out slips but they never actually set a price.
“singal” should be “signal”. And OOH exciting! Scary! Can’t wait to see what happens next! :D

24 09 2010
cmdr_zoom

Ready…
FIST!

24 09 2010
Stefan "Twoflower" Gagne

Benny’s change: I think it’d wreck the comedic value if he doesn’t take it in stride and come up with a suggestion of looking in the back for a magical demon coat. The tailor is clearly already aware this is a weird, weird bunch and he’s a weird little old man, so it’s passable enough for joke value.
Benny’s summary = Chekov’s gun. Nuff said.
Buying the key: Including too many nitpicky details about the bargaining process and how Penny’s approaching it would distract from the real point of the scene, re: what the key is and who’s got ownership of it now. That’s why we ‘cut away’ at that point (where presumably haggling continues) to go see what Benny’s up to.

25 09 2010
Anonymous

Gilbert’s comment about Penny’s purity made me laugh really hard. XD

25 09 2010
Stefan "Twoflower" Gagne

That’s what SHE said! …wait, no, doesn’t work.

25 09 2010
benabik

For what it’s worth, I agree with you on all points especially the “buying the key” bit. Felt like a tabletop RPG where we go “okay, we haggle and pay them” (in systems where tracking every dollar/gold doesn’t matter.)

25 09 2010
eyeless1

Chloe the civilian contractor with the bare minimum self-defense/firearm safety field training… that makes a lot more sense than Chloe the full-time ATF agent who doesn’t even carry a gun. And sorry about nagging on that little point earlier; it was one of those earworms that got into my head and wouldn’t let go.

25 09 2010
Stefan "Twoflower" Gagne

Nah, it’s okay. Plus it helped me make a specific point about her character, regarding the use of violence. So it ends up benefitting the story.
I should’ve had the little goblin guy who made their goodies at the start of Forsaken Shores make it instead, but hey, that’s foresight for you. I’ll probably bring him back when it’s time to chrome the moon.

25 09 2010
eyeless1

That’s probably for the best. If he’d made it, it would probably teleport the gun into her hands backwards, or some other weirdness. I am interested to see more Goblintech–some sort of Power Tools Harness for Gil, sometime in the future, if he ends up on more missions?
And when I read Chloe’s description, I couldn’t help but think of Yuki in the second panel here, especially the top hat and the striped socks, maybe combined with Erika’s skirt in the next comic. Nice!

25 09 2010
Stefan "Twoflower" Gagne

That’s about what I was going for, the Gothic Lolita style look. (Maybe it’ll drum up some interest in fanart, especially with badass overcoat wearing british-style Benny around as well.)

26 09 2010
lirazel

I see Benny as this kind of squat guy, not fat, but not physically impressive — shaped kind of like a mailbox or R2D2. The kind of person who turns out to have a grip like iron. Am I wrong?

26 09 2010
Stefan "Twoflower" Gagne

I hate to shoot down a reader’s mental picture, but… sSadly, I’m figuring he’s pretty lanky and tall. SLIGHTLY bish. He’s not really much in a fight, no kung fu grip.
In contrast, Gilbert would be a bit shorter and likewise thin, but have better defined muscles from working hard on engines all day. As in, “looks damned nice with no shirt”, not as in a bodybuilder physique.

26 09 2010
jengagne

If it were clearer that the haggling happened offscreen, that’d be fine. But to me, it looked like a conversation that was supposed to be continuous, yet didn’t make sense. *shrug*

26 09 2010
jengagne

As an ex-angel, I’d imagine Benny’s relatively bish, yarrr. Assuming we stick with angelic stereotypes of course.

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