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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Les Miserables. The Phantom of the Opera. A lit nerd and her antisocial alternate persona learn that classic fictional stories may not be quite so fictional.

Sire updates Wednesdays. Patreon backers are four weeks ahead of everyone else.

Art and writing by Alexis Royce. ChibiSilverWings is listed as a coauthor because she likes to get comment emails. All of the comment emails.
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Sire

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Les Miserables. The Phantom of the Opera. A lit nerd and her antisocial alternate persona learn that classic fictional stories may not be quite so fictional.

Sire updates Wednesdays. Patreon backers are four weeks ahead of everyone else.

Art and writing by Alexis Royce. ChibiSilverWings is listed as a coauthor because she likes to get comment emails. All of the comment emails.

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@MidoriLied: Thanks! I'm trying to think more about designing locations. It's way too easy to just get tired and slap a bunch of talking heads down on a page, no backgrounds, no nothing. We've all been there. So even though I still know next to nothing about making locations, I want to keep working on them!
Oooh all the decor in the hallway looks awesome!
RazorD9
December 6th, 2017
To that I say "Don't leave things in the fridge."
Hokova
December 6th, 2017
Modern readers would call that a kink. :P
Ugh, why can I never remember the Javier child's name!!

He wants a tragic ending
Guest
November 15th, 2017
@Zer0: now that I think about it Poe has a lot of good stories and I did like him when he showed up in bungou stray dogs
Any ravens going to pop or the red death besides other elements I would like to see would be cask of amontilado, the black cat, poe's sci-fi stories, his detective stories, and unreliable narrators
Hydra
November 15th, 2017
To those asking how her lineage works, I'm pretty sure it was already established that a direct blood line isn't necessary.
That... is a very good point. How does a Lineage work if its originator is explicitly the last of their line? As in, them being the last of their line is an actual plot point and not merely assumed, as with Henry.
Hokova
November 15th, 2017
I AM HAPPY ABOUT THIS but where the heck does the lineage come from, i'm. I had the impression that the two siblings were last in line. Are you preparing a surprise? :D
@Hokova: Oh yeah, she's mega-creepy.
@Merrsharr: Heh, it was supposed to be a tea box; I should make sure to label things in the future so they're more easily discernable.
Hokova
November 8th, 2017
Creeeeepy.
So he was tricked into committing murder...

Because he thought the victim had betrayed him?

Interesting.
Yeah, Dolores isn't exactly going to be much help answering your questions, Leif.
And Hester? Well...
Looks to be Ligeia, with Fall of the House of Usher as the rest of the cast. 100% Poecus.
I've been trying to figure out what the story is, lol. I'm probably gonna feel stupid for not knowing sooner (or getting it wrong). The "Miss Usher" puts me in the mind of Poe's 'Fall of the House of Usher' as does the general creepy factor and the dead lover. Yeah...I feel really slowly.
swiggity swooty, lookit that booty
@Hokova: Thank you! All of the upcoming pages were inked traditionally, and for most of them, they were split up into two sheets of paper, and then reassembled in Clip Studio.

This page I draw on one 9x12' sheet, and it was MURDER on my wrist. I'm happy with how it turned out, but dang. If you can draw things at a larger size, then scale it down, always do. Take it easy on yourself.
Now, that's not to say that there aren't some good things in Poe's Philosophy of Composition. It acknowledges the labor put into crafting art, and the idea that a work should be built toward creating a chosen emotional effect on the reader. Fine, practical ideas. But modern terms and sensibilities have something to say about his "most poetical topic."
Writer Gail Simone calls it "Women in Refrigerators."