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Shard
Hello hello! Something of a veteran spriter artist person here. Been on Smackjeeves since late '06, took a few breaks but ultimately I've stuck around. Catch you on the other side of the next button!

=Shard#5926 on Discord=

=Speed Leader of Team SMG=
Shard
September 21st, 2017
@RoninHunt0987- Sounds like a plan.
@WiispNightmare- I suppose so!
i cant believe rupph doll is sacrificing howly to satan
Shard
September 20th, 2017
@Snurple-the-Hedgehog- good lord that's an old one.
@RoninHunt0987- When has falling from up high ever killed a protagonist?
Shard
September 19th, 2017
@DCorp123- That's fair.
@foxpuff- Done With This ™
@Koren- She really should.
@Mopwop- ;3
Shard
September 19th, 2017
@TheHowlingStorm- You know that you're my superstar, no one else can take me this far
Shard
September 19th, 2017
@Hero of Comedy- That does seem to be how these things work.
@TheJGamer- Better than nothing I suppose.
@Zackepic22- Trees.
@Legoalex-625- aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA-
Shard
September 19th, 2017
I really wish I had an explanation for this, but... y'know, I don't. I think I just turned off my brain when writing this argument/conversation out. That... seems to be how I write most things, really.
@RoninHunt0987- Indeed we do. WORLD [16] - STEVE.
@Erik Warhammer- It's cute that you think it was drugs.
@RoninHunt0987- Or not enough?
@plokman- ...ok I think I understood that explanation.
@Erik Warhammer- Language!
Option 4- Take Sanctum with you to find Elden and Loki, and go save your father with all of them at your side.

Alternatively take Sanctum with you to help you accomplish Option 2.
@G.B.A- This is false advertising, I outta sue
@Frost The Wolf- Ayep.
@plokman- What in the fluff is a LOD?
@Hero of Comedy- I don't know if a tail is considered hair.
@TheJGamer- Aware World [16] - Welcome To The Jungle
@G.B.A- *Tall Tails
@Snurple-the-Hedgehog- one world left until Armageddon
@DCorp123- It's more like her tail is a world in and of itself. It's like... the fluff is the outer atmosphere sorta thing.
Shard
September 12th, 2017
the face in the first panel is full of so much derp
@WiispNightmare- welcome to steve
@Hero of Comedy- I don't know that I'd phrase it like that.
@Capejedi- This is more like the foxhole.
@Zackepic22- Fluffy Tail Land! [SHOT]
@Frost The Wolf- Their version was the one I heard initially, but it was hearing this version on the radio that made me decide to use it as the song of World [16].
@TheHowlingStorm- LET THE SHIPSTORM BEGIN
The song of World [16] is Genesis' "Land of Confusion".
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Those of you who are particularly observant may have noticed that when Két first landed outside of SMG HQ, there was no World Box. Others may have noticed that the layout graphics and comic cover are lacking a "World [16]" label. Those things were completely intentional, and meant as a hint that World [16] was not Team SMG HQ. No, World [16] is, and has always been planned to be, the wonderful world of Steve, or to phrase it differently - the weirdness that is the inside of Shard's tail.

I've been looking forward to this for quite some time now. Welcome to World [16], everybody! It's going to be an adventure, I can guarantee that much. I'll leave the site layout and whatnot alone for now; next week I'll change it accordingly, but I'd like to leave the SMG stuff up just a little longer.
@The Magnificent Z- Mostly the fact that my last update was back when things were still flooded and I wasn't involved in the DBZ arc at all, and that I've been updating this comic about as regularly as Zack isn't the butt of a joke (ie never) due to being busy with other things. I'm also not involved in any relevant discussions about plot things, not part of any chat rooms that are dedicated to this comic, and just generally not a part of this community anymore. So... yeah, either I'm getting the wrong message from all of that, or I'm correct in saying I'm largely irrelevant to this comic.
wait does this mean that i have to be relevant again, or does the fact that you had me get hit by a car mean i never have to do anything here again? i'm down either way i'd just like to know which it is
how long until the entire jazz family gets roboarms? the world may never know
Shard
September 10th, 2017
@Tsurugi- honestly the fact that you're digging this shit up after, what, four months, says more to me than any critique you could give me will. it just reads as sorta... i dunno, this petty "oh, *obviously* i'm justified to give critique on this stuff despite that it's fallen into irrelevance since it's been dead for a few months" just reads as snobbish and stuck-up. it makes me all the more willing to disregard what you're saying, but let me go into a little more depth as to why:

as i previously stated in the comments above, a lot of this isn't going to be relevant at all in the future, because at this point in time updating két's sprites to be better would be pointless and time consuming, and time is something i don't exactly have a lot of these days, between comic work, work work, and other unrelated life appointments. most if not all free time i have goes to comics, not sprites, these days- so stepping back and attempting to teach myself how to shade properly (because, honestly, any time i *try* doing this 'hue shading' thing that everyone goes on about, people say that i *didn't* do it and it looks awful anyway) would just take more time than it's worth.

besides, it's not like i plan to do anything else with két once aware is done anyway. you'll never have to see her again. isn't that great? i mean, unless i change my mind, which i do tend to do a lot, so who knows. but i'm leaning no. quite like how katai just sorta ceased to exist in my work about six months after {mute} was finished.

i will admit the examples you put together are better than the previously displayed ones, so kudos to you on that! but, well, as stated, it'd take far too long to update things. and the head just doesn't match the body all that well. that might just be my fault, since it looks to me like you just made a new head and then re-color/re-shaded the body, but at the same time it just doesn't sit right. the sprite looks more like she's giving a side-long aside glance to the fourth wall (which, granted, does seem like something she'd do) than just standing idly, and that doesn't suit the purposes i'd need it for.

as i stated before: if i make more sprites in the future then i'll see what i can do about taking this advice. but that's *if* i make more sprites in the future. i expect to have a time slot freed up once i'm finished with aware, but i'll only know what i'll be doing with said time slot when i get to that point. could be months. could be years! considering how often i take breaks it could be millennia. it's a spooky mystery!!! but now just isn't the time.

i will grant that my computer screen may be rather bright. i literally use a tv for it, i don't actually have a standard monitor. maybe in the future i will get one and see that it is far too bright and i need to adjust the way i shade things. but maybe i will not and i'll learn that you all just have really dark screens or something. or that you're all using the same computer, or that you're all the same person. this is the internet! stranger things have happened.

and maybe my way of spriting is a relic of a bygone era, in which all sprites in sprite comics had four shades in each and every way. but it's the era that i grew up in and learned in, and everything looked fine then. it still looks fine to me now. maybe i just learn slowly and will one day look back on the sprites in aware and say, "wow these are awful, what was i thinking?" but now is not that day. now, i am busy with the wst, and when i'm not busy with that i'm working on aware and random miscellaneous art. now, i am having fun doing what i do and experimenting with new things in my comic-making. now, i am enjoying myself. i am spending time with people who i care about, and who care about me.

in the future, perhaps i will thank you for your advice cordially and refer people to you if they ask for ideas on how to improve. but now? right now i will cordially tell you not to dredge up things of old and to kindly go back to making comics about a cthulhu-esque being on an island full of author characters. because i would rather see you spending your time spreading positive vibes than doing whatever you consider this to be. i thank you for your critique, but at this moment in time it is unwanted and unnecessary.

i'd say it was nice talking to you again, but... well, honestly, it really wasn't. so long!