Night Fox – Comic Post #088: Rectification

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Hooray! More villain shenanigans! A couple more comics like these, and it just might start to feel like there’s an actual threat to our main characters! …At some point…

And, in case you’re wondering why Ripper’s head “juices” aren’t red, it’s because he doesn’t have any blood inside of him. And because there’s no blood, that makes his entire head being crushed like an apple completely okay and family friendly! …Right…?

Also, more hand puns and a skeleton who can blink, but that’s besides the point…

Now we’re finally moving onto the one-off comic territory for a little bit now, so I do have to remind myself to be a little bit more on top of writing up scripts than I usually am… Which, knowing me, is probably not going to really happen, but hey, I can dream. At least I’m still on the ball with the anniversary picture: I just have 1 more drawing to finish the shading on, and then I’ll have the whole thing finished. So hey, still good on that front.

Anyways. this week’s been another slow one for me (As of typing this, I haven’t gotten another chance to play Tales of Berseria again, which makes me sad ;_; because I REALLY want to continue the story!), so I don’t have really anything else to say, so until then, I’ll see you next comic.

Night Fox – Comic Post #069: A Shadow Of A Doubt

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That joke at the end are what we who are obsessed with tropes call a brick joke. And even if you didn’t think it was funny, at the very least you can say you learned something today…

Anywho, I recently started doing some volunteer work with Habitat for Humanity because the amount of free time I have is just too damn high… and I can probably be better spending it doing something productive. The volunteer work isn’t anything super special, mostly just putting the shit I learned in my graphic design classes to some actual practical use by designing fliers and stuff for them. It’s not going to prevent me from being able to do updates on time, though it is going to give me a smug sense of satisfaction and self-superiority, despite what little work I’m doing actually helping out my community. And you too can feel that obnoxious sense of smugness as well by volunteering at your local Habitat for Humanity Re-Store today! *This statement is not sponsored by Habitat for Humanity or any of its affiliate groups* But, that’s pretty much the only new thing I have going on. My life is still in a constant state of continual-non-changed-ness, so I don’t really have much else to say here, so until then, I’ll see you next comic.

Art Post – Let The Art Continue!

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Good news everyone! The monitor for my desktop is now officially dead (at least to me it is)! How is that good news? Well, it’s not really…

But me getting my laptop set up with the software necessary for me to continue editing the comic is! Yes, I finally decided to just say fuck it to the desktop, and moved all the necessary stuff to my laptop. The only complication was getting the Adobe software I use fro comic editing to actually work on my laptop without it saying my verification doesn’t match. Thankfully, it was still possible to download a free version of all the Adobe CS2 stuff. Though all of that is 7 years old at this point, it still saved a lot of heartache for me in the process.

Now onto comic news: I was actually able to get the 1st of the final 4 pages done fairly quickly. So, you can probably expect me to upload the last 4 pages on around the 13th or 14th. Are you guys excited? I am, because I can finally get the story to move on from this long ass story arc.

Anyways, I bet you’re wondering who the picture is supposed to be of. Well, that is the Wight Queen, a character we’ll be getting a better look at towards the end of those last couple of pages. And just who is the Wight Queen exactly? What’s her story? Her personality? Her plans and ambitions? Well, you’ll just have to wait and see!

At any rate, this update was mostly just to let you guys know that the comics are officially back on again and to give a preview of the next character whose bio I’ll be covering later. I guess with all of that out of the way, I’ll see you next post.

Class Assignment 10 – Final Blog Assignment

Welp, here we go! The final blog assignment! In honor of this occasion, I will continue my tradition of not at all taking these blog assignments seriously. Let’s get this started with the relevant link:

http://www.creativebloq.com/design/why-you-need-be-part-new-breed-21st-century-creatives-21514179

My last assignment was to read the article, then type up a 200-300 word response… That sounds hard. I mean, me, having to read like… what? 6 paragraph article? Then, type up a response that is more than 200 words when I’ve already wasted 77 of those words spouting nothing meaningful at all… WHY MUST THE END OF THE SEMESTER ASSIGNMENTS ALWAYS BE SO TRICKY!? >:O

Now, for once, I actually read the thing… not thoroughly of course, but I still read it. Essentially, this guy is talking about how designers and junk and stuff are going to get a whole lot more creative with their work considering how integrated the various different “mediums” are becoming. Though, I do feel the title is misleading as it doesn’t really give me reasons to be part of the new “breed” of 21st century “creatives”, more just why these creatives are going to be different I guess… Not 100% certain there, because again, I wasn’t being too thorough… BUT OH WELL XP

Anywho, onto my actual thoughts on the thing… I guess I agree with it, based on what I’ve been learning in class these past couple of semesters. My teachers have always been going over how much our potential clients will expect so much of us when we actually get jobs as Graphic Designers (That’s what I’m trying to get an associates for right now, in case you didn’t know). My teachers always told us when we were learning to design things, to always take into account stuff like sounds, how our stuff can be programmed and what not, where the interactive elements can go into our works and what not, and I was learning stuff like that as far back as my first Computer Graphics class where we pretty much only learned Illustrator and Photoshop (my poor sod-like classmates had so much trouble with that class, while I just BREEZED ON THROUGH LIKE A CHAMP >:) ). So yeah, it does strike me as likely that as we go on, people who get into the more creative lines of work are going to have to be capable of more things, they can’t just specialize and expect to remain relevant. (I’m fairly irrelevant at this point, so I think I’m a good authority on this…) People will be more willing to take risks, and sometimes, they will have to make those risks. (I think that was something mentioned in the article. Not entirely sure, but I’m definitely trying to parrot it…) Overall, it is going to become a much less forgiving environment in terms of “creatives”. (I’m now going to replace the word “creatives” with the word “catfish” just for the sake of variety) Things will get much more cut throat, but, that will lead to far more creative “catfish”. Newer, more unique ideas will begin to pop up and possibly flourish, leading to some very successful “catfish”. Then, potential clients are going to see the works of those “catfish” and demand that the work of the “catfish” that they are hiring be just as good. It will lead to this kind of cycle, where all the “catfish” out there are going to have to get a lot better and more well rounded in order to not drown in the sea of all the other average “catfish”. In short: both the words creatives and catfish have lost all meaning to me… But yeah, those are my thoughts on this issue in a completely rambling non concise way… Though I may just be reading too much into the article that I skimmed… Who knows?

Anyways, that was my last class assigned blog post (for now). You can expect most of the posts from now on to be more related to my art, in addition to a couple of other changes around the blog. Maybe. Possibly. Conceivably… At any rate, to all of you other college students who may be reading this post, your semesters I’m guessing are starting to wind down too, so I hope you guys the best in your finals, or whatever, and to enjoy your break… When it finally comes around… But enough, yammering on, I’ll see you guys next post.

PS – This felt wrong not to include, so here is a picture of a catfish. (Also, final word count 764):

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Just to confuse all of you guys who look at the preview of this post…

Class Assignment 9 – The Future of Flash

Relevant links: http://weedygarden.net/2013/10/flash-is-dead-long-live-flash/

http://blog.open-design.be/2014/01/13/is-flash-really-dead/

So for this assignment, I had to read these 2 articles, then type up what I feel Adobe should be doing with Flash considering its current predicament… So guess what I didn’t read 100%? Those 2 articles! : D It’s like you guys know me so well at this point! All like, 6 of you…

So, what do I think Adobe should do with Flash? Well, I don’t feel Adobe should flat out just stop supporting it, but I do think they need to something new with it. As it stands, Flash is considered a subpar option at this point in comparison to things like HTML5 (that’s what I gleamed anyways… I may be misremembering the articles… could’ve been talking about DC’s Flash for all I know…), so I feel Flash needs to work towards a different strength of its… as in, not websites…

Focus more on animation maybe? I feel that’s what most people use Flash for anyways: animations and games that you find on Newgrounds… (How old is that site at this point? I know it’s still around, but like, is it still even popular? I mean, I could just go to the site to check… but that just sounds like work…) I mean, there are still a lot of people who think Flash animations are pretty cool. I guess I could be considered one of them (wouldn’t mind learning how to make my own, REALLY AWESOMELY RETARDED animations after all). And I guess a lot of phone apps are made in Flash too? (I’m going to just assume I’m right here because RESEARCH IS HARD) So yeah… I guess that’s the kind of path Flash should go down: the path of animations, games, and apps, because why not? I like 2 out of 3 of those things and are TOTALLY QUALIFIED to talk on this matter!

Anywho, my brief ramblings on the issue of Flash. Apparently, this was my 2nd to last blog assignment! Just 1 more and this blog can get rebranded to a full blown art blog or some junk and stuff like that… so you guys can look forward to that… or not… or something… Anyways, see you next post.