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Blitzkrieg1701, June 26th, 2012, 1:30 am

Okay, let's get the sucky news out of the way first. There's no new voting incentive today. If you didn't catch the story on the Facebook group, here's what's going on: you know that new scanner I got? The one I desperately needed because my old one died on me? Yeah, turns out that scanner had some bugs. I mean, literally. Bugs were living inside the thing and were starting to get all over the place. Obviously, it had to go (and before you ask, no, the bugs do not remain. Thank you Raid), which kind of put me in a jam again. Still, despite it's indigenous population, the scanner DID work, so the night before I tossed it, I managed to get the next week of comics onto the computer. Alas, there was NOT time to do Voting Incentives as well, and honestly, you wouldn't want me writing The Killer Station of Deadly Doom on that little sleep anyway. Hopefully my NEW new scanner will get here tomorrow, so incentives should return by Friday. Sorry about all the disruptions, guys!

Anyway, on to non-sucky stuff. It was really fun to draw a space scene and ships and stuff again. And WHAT a ship, huh? It's been mentioned se veral times that The Exposition is considered to be a "tiny" ship. Well, I guess now we know why.

A few random bits about that ship, since I'm still really jazzed about it: I'd originally intended The SuperMegaAwesomePants to be much less symmetrical, with lots of gangly bits sprouting off in all directions (to contrast with the Expositions simpler design). Unfortunately, I really needed to ink this fast due to the circumstances above, so I went for broke on the size instead. I think it was the right call. Speaking of size, I tried to put some windows on the thing to add detail, but I couldn't get them to show up. To match the scale set by The Exposition, I'd have to make any windows just a pixel or two wide. Again, this ship is BIG. Also, I'd originally imagined the pointy bits being the FRONT, but when I started coloring, I realized it made a lot more sense to put glowing engines on that side and make it the back. Oh, and I totally forgot the name of the ship when I was penciling the page. Actually, I think "The BigLongNameIForgotButWillPutInLater" may be even funnier than the real thing.

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Bartimaeus (Guest), June 26th, 2012, 3:41 am


Seros Senric (Guest), June 26th, 2012, 5:21 am

"Please have all unresolved interpersonal relationships and loose ends wrapped up before leaving."
Some good advice, right there.

Not good to learn that your scanner was inhabited. Hope your new scanner won't having any such problems.

Stick (Guest), June 26th, 2012, 10:34 am

You know...it takes someone with a great deal of (bad?) luck to actually have insects living inside their equipment; assuming you got it second hand otherwise a certain lawsuit would be well under way.

And from the insects to you...

<Insects> Problem, human? *Bunch of insects with trollface here*

Stonefoot, June 26th, 2012, 12:17 pm

I can see the designers of the ship putting "The BigLongNameIForgotButWillPutInLater" on the blueprints during the design process and forgetting to change it later, so that the ship would actually be named "The BigLongNameIForgotButWillPutInLater".

(I know of a reference book on birds which, by a similar error, was published with an entry in the index "For the birds pp. 1-1237".)

Rich (Guest), June 26th, 2012, 12:26 pm

Nice Ship Name!
Take the same money you'd spend on a good scanner and by a genius sketch pad (like the G-Pen M712-X). It will change your life. ;) Then you can sketch right into the PC.

Love the ship name and airport parody!

Blitzkrieg1701, June 26th, 2012, 1:19 pm

Re: The Scanner

It was a fairly old one that a friend of mine wasn't using anymore, so it's not like any money was spent on it or anything (and just for the record, she was MORTIFIED when I told her about the bugs) The replacement (for the replacement?) one is actually from my Dad's office, so no money is being spent on this one either. This how I get most of my technological devices, actually. Oh, and switching to a pad has been suggested before, but every time I've tried using one, the results have been pretty sad. That, and a LOT of my stuff has been drawn at work lately, so I'd still need a scanner anyway.

Speem (Guest), June 26th, 2012, 8:47 pm

"No, the white zone is for landing. The red zone is for loading and unloading."

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