Night Fox – Comic Post #123: A Coincidental Meet-Up

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Look at that, finally back to Alex and Kitsiyuna again… And it only took like what, 2 and a half months? ‘member at the the beginning of the year I said the story would actually pick up the pace…? Boy, did I really miss the number on that now didn’t I? At least Sabrina is back again after having been absent from the comic for well over half a year (I believe the last time she showed up was comic 89…) No news on when Kaz is going to show up again however… That boy is just gonna have to wait his turn I guess…

Anyways, speaking of “story progress”, progress has been a little bit slow in regards to the “novel” I’m writing that’s supposed to tell how Alex and Kitsiyuna actually met. I figured I would’ve had the first chapter done by the time I had this comic posted, but unfortunately me for… I like to procrastinate a little bit too much when it comes to actually writing stuff… While it’s probably not going to be the end of the world that the first chapter isn’t done right now as it’s probably not going to be for another couple of weeks before I actually intended to get everything posted, I still do consider it a bit of a bad omen. To make matters worse, while I’ve been neglecting to write up the novel, I’ve also been neglecting to write up more comic scripts as well… Boy howdy, I’m just on top of things lately aren’t I? Though I guess one positive is that at the very least I have a small buffer of completed comics built up right now, so I do have time to work on writing some more without having to miss an update. That being said, it wouldn’t completely surprise me if at some point in the future I ended up taking a week off again from posting an update so I can give myself more time to get this stuff sorted and properly planned. We’ll just have to wait and see on that front.

At any rate, that’s all I needed to say this week, so until then, I’ll see you next comic.


Night Fox – Comic Post #122: Don’t “Sully” His Name

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I’ve decided that Owen’s shop is just going to be the place where I cram in all of the non-cannon cameos with characters from my other story ideas. So now you’ll know exactly why when a bunch of seemingly important named characters go into Owen’s shop for something completely random only to never show up again in the comic, it’s ’cause it’s only a cameo. I don’t know what it says about me that I think I can get away with including cameos from stories that don’t even currently exist and still call them cameos. Well… possibly that I’m delusional and full of myself, but f**k it! I’mma do it anyway!

But at any rate, this little “cameo” here is actually not completely out of nowhere. I mean, technically it is, but the characters at the very least aren’t… For you see, if you’ve been follow this blog for a while and have actually been paying attention to some of the other stuff I’ve been posting besides the comics (which ya know, I’m guessing odds are you probably haven’t what with the fact that only like 10 people regularly follow this blog), I’ve actually already posted art for all of the characters here already. The following link right here will take you right to that post, as well as some general descriptions of the characters for you to read if you’re the kind of person who feels like reading something like that which again, I’m guessing odds are you probably aren’t… (Nobody actually leaves any comments, so I just have to assume people just look at the pictures and merely skim the actual text…)

Anywho, next week’s comic should be putting us back on track in regards to the story as we’ll finally be going back to Alex and Kitsiyuna! Woooooo….. Not that statistically any of you would probably care all that much… But hey! It’s not like I’m doing this comic for the recognition of an audience! (For now anyways… Once the inspirational well dries up, I’ll take any kind of positive feedback I can get…) But with that said, I’m done for this week, so until then, I’ll see you next comic.

Night Fox – Comic Post #121: Just A Meaningless Death Pg.4

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This page was actually ready to post last week alongside the last page, but I decided to hold off on doing that because the comic I would’ve been posting today if I done so was taking a lot longer than I anticipated (it’s almost twice the length of one of my regular pages, which was something I didn’t realize when I was writing the script for it). So because I like to have a buffer of at least 1 comic ready by the time I post something, I supposed I ended up “scamming” you guys out of an update. I suppose to make up for it, the next few comics I’m posting are all going to be a little bit longer than the usual ones I’ve been doing, even if that wasn’t my intention at the time of writing the scripts for those (I’ve paying less and less attention to how long I should be making an individual comic lately. Still not sure if that is a good thing or a bad thing at the moment…)

In other news, I think I have a better understanding of how I’m going to go back and retell the comic’s opening. I’m thinking at this point, I’m just going to write it out as a short story, maybe with a few pictures here and there, but it’s still going to be mostly just words. As to why I’m not going to do it as a comic like I’ve been doing for everything else so far: because in all honesty, it’s going to make everything go so much faster by cutting back the amount of drawing I actually have to do. As to when I’ll start posting this short story, it’s probably not going to be for a couple of months, as I at least want to finish the next story arc with Alex and Kitsiyuna before we get side tracked with another potential story.

Anyways, that’s pretty much all the news I wanted to get out there for this post, so until then, I’ll see you next comic.

Night Fox – Comic Post #121: Just A Meaningless Death Pg.3

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Did somebody say “DOUBLE DECAPITATION KILL!?” …No? Oh. Then I must be hearing things again…

Given that freaking “diatribe” that I had just posted yesterday (which took me something like 2 freaking hours to write by the way…), I’m not going to be particularly verbose this update (mostly because I’m typing this up IMMEDIATELY AFTER I finished said diatribe). So I’ll just leave it at that, and I’ll see you all next comic.

Night Fox – Comic Post #121: Just A Meaningless Death Pg.2

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I’ve been feeling like crap for most of this week on account of allergy season being in full effect for me… I’ve been coughing quite a bit lately, and it REALLY hurts to cough sometimes. Hopefully this won’t end up like last year where I end up suffering from a chronic cough for at least 4 months…. Oh well. At the very least I should be grateful that I’m not actually dying… yet…

In other news, I suppose on the day this is supposed to be posted it’ll be Valentine’s day, which is a holiday I continue to never have anything planned for and as such, don’t actually care about…. so not really sure why I’m bringing it up… Oh well, happy Valentine’s day! May you not live an eternal existence devoid of love and companionship like I have resigned my fate towards… See kids: this is what happens when you hate going out and are too lazy to put yourself out there! You tend not to hook up with anyone as a result!

At any rate, something I do have planned is another anniversary drawing for next Tuesday. It’s going to mark 3 years of me doing this comic, which is honestly coming in as a shock to me. I’ve been doing this for almost 3 years. Over 1000 days. Just imagine what I could’ve accomplished if I had spent that time doing something actually important! AhahahahahahahahahahhahahaI’mgoingtoendupwastingmylifeonthisdamncomicaren’tIhahahahahahahaha! …But yeah, anniversary drawing next week. It’s not going to really be anything special, as it was kinda last minute thing for me this year, (I spend far less time thinking about what I should do for it than I did the last 2 years) but at the very least it’s still something. With all of that said, I’m pretty much done here, so until then I’ll see you next comic.

Night Fox – Comic Post #121: Just A Meaningless Death Pg.1

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So a little while back, I decided to design some of the indigenous fauna of the Spirit World to help better flesh out the world of Night Fox. The creatures Angel is mentioning here in the comic are just some of the ones I came up with. And, because I don’t ultimately want all of the drawings I did to go to waste: here’s one big ol’ compilation of some of the denizens of the Ranacarve Waterways.

Ranacarve Denizens

So, in order from left to right:

  • The purple snake like creature is called a Vibora. Like real world snakes, they have venomous fangs which they poison their prey with. Unlike real snakes, however, their venom often has a far different effect on the body if you were to get bitten by one. It usually results in necrotic flesh forming around the bitten area, though some turn you to stone when they bite you. The ones that live in the waterways actually cause frostbite in the ones that they bite. Some Vibora species also have extra sets of eyes which they can also use to mesmerize and hypnotize other weak-minded Spirits like the one pictured here. Finally, they have scales that are very rough to the touch, not unlike that of a real world shark, which can be exceptionally problematic for the Vibora species that act like boa constrictors and coil around prey, as they can very easily “sand” of the skin of whatever they’re trying to eat. Thankfully, as with pretty much every other Feral Spirit I’ll be going over here, most of the damage they cause can be easily mitigated by healing magic, though some more potent ones may be necessary in the case of Viboras with a particularly nasty venom.
  • The next two, if you’ve been following the comic for a while, you should be able to recognize as Poltergeists. Because they’ve already technically been covered in the comic already, I’ll keep their description brief. Essentially, Poltergeists are a kind of a forged artificial Spirit called a “Forgling”. While often times it requires Human/Spirit intervention to actually create one, they can sometimes form by accident. Residual Spirit Energy that is very abundant in the Spirit World, often coalesces together in some regions to form Forgling Cores, essentially the heart of any Forgling. A common task necessary in areas where these cores form is to gather them to a less active area. If not, a stray core may end activating on its own if it draws in enough energy. This usually results in the core drawing in raw materials from its surroundings to form a body, creating the Poltergeist, though once they draw in a particular substance, they tend to stick with that one while forming. The one on the left formed from water and rocks, while the right formed from rusty scrap metal. You can tell when a Poltergeist is near, as you’ll feel like all of your senses are being filtered through a very staticy CRT TV.
  • The big red worm thing is a Wereworm. They like to bore their way through the earth, essentially acting like giant earth worms. Unlike earthworms, Wereworms also have a taste for blood, so more like a giant earthworm mixed with a lamprey. Their massive size can make them formidable opponents, and some can even use powerful earth and blood magic. Those that live in the desert regions of the Spirit World often reach colossal sizes. Besting one of these colossal Wereworms in combat is usually a rite of passage for some races of Spirit.
  • The creepy white bipedal salamander thing is called a Lurcher. They are known for their habit of standing completely motionless for incredibly long periods of time out in the open, with nothing but a creepy smile on their face until they’re ready to strike. When they finally do move, they move lightning fast, in stark contrast to their typical habit of just sitting there. Their claws and spines are incredibly sharp, easily capable of cutting clean through most metals. When a Lurcher gets around to actually eating whatever it was trying to stalk, instead of eating through the mouth on its head, it uses a much larger second mouth one its stomach, often swallowing its prey whole. Unlike a lot of Feral Spirits, Lurchers can be very intelligent and cunning, capable of mimicking Human/Spirit speech to lure unsuspecting Spirits into traps.
  • The flaming blue bat is a Noctivolar. Like most bats in fictional settings, they are mostly just a nuisance to most Spirits that only come out in dark areas. They sometimes over aggressively dive bomb Spirits far larger than them while attacking them with will-o-wisps, though they are usually easily dispatched because they often choose poor targets to attack. Some Noctivolar are a little bit more dangerous however. Blood Noctivolar, are a much larger, dark red variant of the typical Noctivolar, and as their name would suggest, they like to suck blood. Unlike real world vampire bats though, they suck blood using massive boar-like tusks that grow from their lower jar. A particularly rare phenomena with Noctivolar, is that they occasionally form into a kind flock called a Noctivolar Legion, where 100s of them will flying together in synchronise as if they were all one lifeform with one conscious controlling everything. In cases like this, the entire Legion will share one accumulated life force between all of the individual members, and once enough damage has been dealt, the whole collective dies.
  • The black and purple shadow spider is called a Myuunshad. They are actually a very wide spread Feral Spirit throughout the Spirit World, capable of showing up in any region that gets regular amounts of darkness. The more uninterrupted darkness they get, the larger they end up growing. Being adept at shadow magic, they can become quite dangerous if left unchecked, and due to their nature of being almost entirely made up of shadow, they can be very tough to get rid of, as they can regenerate from injuries extremely easily. Light is their one weakness and is 100% necessary in order to completely kill one without it reforming, though just exposing one to a light source, including the sun itself, isn’t enough to flat out kill one, though it will slow it down and halt its regeneration. Living Shadows like the one Alex keeps in his man-sized safe, can be extracted from Myuunshads using a Laradrum Jar and are extremely useful when it comes to making shadow magic.
  • The giant green frog thing is called a Ranamox. These giant frogs start off fairly small, but bloat to massive sizes as they devour more and more food. And just what exactly do they eat? Metal, particularly metal weapons and armor, as they are often of a much higher quality than what they find just lying around out in the wild. The walls of the waterways actually had to be infused with a particular mineral that wards of Ranamox to stop them from eating through the entire waterway. If ever faced with one that you don’t think you can defeat, its often a good idea to simply feed it some metal objects you might be carrying on you and it will usually leave you alone while it eats, though a particularly “malnourished” one might still attack regardless. You can tell how well a Ranamox had been eating based off of their skin. If it’s skin looks like actual rust, it means it malnourished. If it’s skin is a shining golden hue however, it means that it has only been eating the highest quality weapons and armor. Ranamox Saliva is actually a highly valued commodity because of its use when it comes to polishing and sharpening weapons.
  • Finally, the last 4 turtle-like Spirits on the right are all the same kind of Spirit, known as a Kappa. Unlike the rest of the Spirits listed here, they are not a kind of  Feral Spirit, they are merely a different humanoid Spirit that any Human can turn into when they die not unlike an imp or an angel, though its usually not considered good luck if you end up turning into one… They are seen as very primitive from a cultural stand point in comparison to other races of Spirits, and most are seen as incredibly stupid. As a result, they are often shunned from greater Spirit society at large and are heavily discriminated against. As a result, they often form their own enclaves away from major cities so that they can keep to themselves, with the waterways being one such location. What doesn’t help their situation as well, is the fact they are seen as being extremely weak, with most knowing only very rudimentary water and sound magic, though there have been a few exceptions who have proven to be much more powerful. One way the race has gotten by, is by selling Crown Water as a sort of commodity, which is the water that pools into the bowls on their heads. While Crown Water is usually seen as incredibly disgusting due to it’s often poor quality and wildly inconsistent flavor, to some, it is seen as a luxury novelty with an acquired taste and can be sold for insane amounts of Sol to its fans who treat drinking the water kind of like a game “You never know what kind of a flavor you’re going to get”. Finally, most Kappa have a verbal tick, where they can’t help but pepper the phrase “kep” into most of their sentences, which can be extremely grating to some, but others can find endearing.

Dear god, that was a lot of typing. I think I’ll just leave it at that for now. So until then, I’ll see you guys next comic.