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VHV

VHV

by Daaberlicious
VHV is a Sci-fi/Fantasy slice-of-life webcomic following the adventures of Buttercup and her entourage of adventurer friends as they try to make ends meet in a very hostile galaxy oddly full of friendly people, succeeding in life thanks to odd and not very reassuring bouts of fortune.
The story begins with Buttercup working her weekly task of beating up dangerous monsters for cash on a tiny colony (well, really two, but the second is even smaller) on a planet with only a half name. It's exhausting, yet ultimately is her and her friends place in life and they like it rather well.

But things take a very odd turn when they receive perhaps the strangest form of payment for any task they've ever done before...
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VHV

VHV is a Sci-fi/Fantasy slice-of-life webcomic following the adventures of Buttercup and her entourage of adventurer friends as they try to make ends meet in a very hostile galaxy oddly full of friendly people, succeeding in life thanks to odd and not very reassuring bouts of fortune.
The story begins with Buttercup working her weekly task of beating up dangerous monsters for cash on a tiny colony (well, really two, but the second is even smaller) on a planet with only a half name. It's exhausting, yet ultimately is her and her friends place in life and they like it rather well.

But things take a very odd turn when they receive perhaps the strangest form of payment for any task they've ever done before...

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Writing is writing.
Determine Start conditions,
Determine ending Conditions
list problems, and solutions.
note the Order they Occur.
Note they Order they are solved (which can be comletely different from the above but generally each solution should happen after finding the problem.)

list Characters involved along with who does what and who the interact with to do it.

Eventually you can get this down to the individual panel.

Do a rough layout for the page, but do each panel on a separate sheet/page so you can resize and adjust positioning as needed.

Spend at least an hour each day doing something that is not on what ever the Goal of the day is. (This is a mental "Pallet" cleanser to refresh your brain)
@Casanova: ...Yep.
I'll do better next time.
The three word balloons in the bottom left corner are confusing the balloon order some as there is no gap between those three.
So I've just received a very helpful critique from a person I'm relatively close to.
I won't get into too many details, but it was both very good motivation and a reality check.

VHV is... A bit sloppy around the edges. The story's not that smooth, the layout of the pages is a bit sloppy, and the tone is a little
all over the place. So you know, typical webcomic starting phase. I've even got the ugly(ish) first art going for me.

That can't keep going forever though. I need a plan.
Not just a vague notion, but a real plan. Knowing what I need to fix and where my strength lies, I also feel like I can actually make
one instead of just keep everything in my head forever.

It's about dang time. I'm gonna dig into my notes like a crazed mole and reshape this comic's future like said mole changes
the very foundations of your house.
...Except in a good way.


SDG, Everyone, and wish me luck.
Waist not
Want not.

...I'll see myself out.



What scene isn't made better with Foxmom and Leo?
Well, I can't think of any.

Leo is very tolerant of other's silliness.. Especially since he conducts such silliness with others.


SDG, everyone.
@Aeon#3547:
Any gang of rumbah killers would find a much more effective method in kicking their victims with their digging claws...

But the grandma probably exists somewhere!
I wonder if there is a Rumbah death squad who hugs their victims to death, or just a rumbah-gram who randomly show up at your door to hug you.
Hug transfer is probably a real magic somewhere in the world of VHV,
but I don't think it's very common...

It should be.



What can I say? This is one of those transitional pages, so I don't really have a lot to say.
Uhhhh... Eat your greens?
Well I can't say that because I don't really eat my greens...

...SIKE!
You'll notice a little cartoon roo in the 3rd panel on a poster.
That critter is Zoey, a tree kangaroo and the brainchild of Lemurfeature on Twitter!
He does some lovely 3D stuff there and almost all of it is very cute! I even drew some art for him, if you're interested.


SDG, everyone.
@itsune9tl:
By themselves without activation or a good method of extracting contained thaumic energy, magical artifacts, even if they glow or produce heat, don't do much of that by themselves.
Not that people haven't been that clever before! Especially in small colonies like Beta-4, creative solutions are devised all the time for modern conveniences (And given it is perfectly legal for one to run a gas-powered generator to power their house, thaumic power sources would be too).

Butter is being realistic here. Honestly, her discovery of the usefulness of The Torus was coincidental (or at least, in the eyes of mortals it was), and artifacts older than the 7th eon of creation, that eon in which she lives, have no current texts containing sufficient documentation to allow for any simple identification of artifacts- No translatable language has survived passage into another eon, much less any user manuals. Doing their own research is not enough, isolated as they are. Searching The Tomeatorium for information is an option, but with a library the size of a planet and an organization system for books that roughly equals "remember where you put it", you're probably going to get distracted by that one book series you really liked as a kid before ever finding what you're looking for.

Now artifact study is not often something people pay you for the privilege of doing. Sure, The Torus would definitely be of scholarly interest- Especially when one knows what it does- but most artifacts contain significant risk to figuring out, what with the necessary procedures possibly breaking the artifact (or some portion of an unfortunate scholar), so the services of a willing artifactologist would require half the commission upfront.

That wouldn't be a problem for Butter and her gang if there were such people available on Beta-4. As it stands, not even the Red Magus of
this planet have the experience- and the faeries of The Tomeatorium wouldn't see the benefit of understanding an artifact if they could just cast the spell they happen to need at the time.

Thank you for the comment! It's quite thoughtful and I love a good reason to invent some lore. :)
Glowing wheelie things...
First question for me is how bright do they glow? if it's bright enough to read by, make lantern boxes, and kill the lights. That saves some power. Did they get any thing that they can use as a heat source. Depending on how hot, you either put them in the oven or the fireplace. If your apartment has a regulated heating your heating bill may take a nosedive. Some one may come around and ask questions as your power bill drops.

I would also be looking to see if some one would be willing to pay for access to study an artifact or three.

he could also go look them up in the tomeatoreium.

...

In the meantime have a Nyan.

Other than that it sounds like Buttercup is trying to be responsible about things.
Show your Leos some love and they will show it to you!


Be sure to face adversity with a smile, optimism and sensibility!
Butter's spirits are sure to soar when Leo does it for her, so why don't you do it
for someone else in your life?

That bed looks cozy tho, doesn't it?


SDG, everyone.
@itsune9tl:

Butter is a girl. It's a pretty weird shortening for Buttercup, but she is definitely a she.
I've had dayslie this.
Wake up, check date, consider what you have to do today that you might not be able to afford. Scream into pillow so you don't wake the neighbors. Mmmm... Bacon...

At least they let him wake on his own...

Nyah rating is Nyah!.
O)u(0


Leo takes himself very seriously, but few others do anything of the sort until it's too late. Leo's angry moments are quite a
surprise to just about everyone. Not that that's even very relevant to this unsurprisingly cuddly comic.

Now I'd like to give credit where it's due: I've used a couple characters that aren't mine for some of Butter's stuffed
animals, so I'd be remiss to not bring them up. I debated keeping it secret anyway, but it's not exactly subtle in that top-right
panel over there.

One of them I've drawn before.She's a sweet cat tribeswoman who also is a bit of a brawler, and is currently under the care of
DreagonArchives, who you should definitely check out because she's one of my friends online and her stuff is cute.

The other is Daisy. Her heart is in the right place, but just a stroll through town with her can cause many accidents and/or
comical injuries, regardless how enjoyable your time with her is. Thankfully, her plush form is very safe to be around.
She's the brainchild of FalloutFox, who can also be found on Twitter, if that's your thing. He's another online friend of mine
who is improving pretty fast at this point and may be my friendly rival in the art department. That's good though! It keeps me
nice and sharp even if I'm not sure he sees things the same way.


SDG, everyone.
Woah! Watch out for those ethereal cows!
Moove! Moove away from them!



No, obviously she didn't sleep for 3 months. Duh.

Now I know how invested you all were in the robot in the last page... Which is why I cut to Butter suddenly and am making you
wait! MWA HA HA HA!! But seriously, I need to have some tension in my comic, otherwise it'd get boring with everything
coming up Milhouse.
Boy, that was a very dated reference that I really shouldn't be allowed to use. I'm too young!


SDG, everyone.
Welcome to chapter 4 of VHV!
This is part of a 5-page update! If you missed anything, you can return to the first of the 5 pages here.

The idea of a console displaying digital text opening up this arc has been an idea I've had probably since getting 3/4ths of the
way through the second chapter of VHV, but regardless of how clever I think I am with this update, I will ultimately defer to
you, the readers, when it comes to judging the quality of my comic.
Most of the script for this is particularly old, though, so I didn't have the same rush I usually get from writing new content. I
figure I would best keep to writing as I go for the most part just to secure my own interest... But I do like the final results.


SDG, everyone. Here's to a proper new year and a new chapter!
Welcome to chapter 4 of VHV!
This is part of a 5-page update! More thoughts to be had on the 5th page.

If you missed anything, you can return to the first of the 5 pages here.
Welcome to chapter 4 of VHV!
This is part of a 5-page update! More thoughts to be had on the 5th page.

If you missed anything, you can return to the first of the 5 pages here.
Welcome to chapter 4 of VHV!
This is part of a 5-page update! More thoughts to be had on the 5th page.

If you missed anything, you can return to the first of the 5 pages here.
Welcome to chapter 4 of VHV!
This is part of a 5-page update! More thoughts to be had on the 5th page.