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!

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Shard
12 hours ago
The World Spriters' Tournament (or WST for short) is an event that's hosted annually over on the Middle Ground. Each year, people will enter the tournament, making a comic (or comics) about who they're entering and why that character is entering, and sometimes what that person wants out of the tournament (the grand prize is a wish).

The format is simple - when a round starts, the host will post the matchups and the arena. The authors taking part will then make a series of comics featuring their character fighting their opponents' character. Once a round is over (and hopefully everyone's made and submitted their comics), people on the forum will vote on the matches, picking which side they liked more based on things like the comic's visual quality (effects, panels, etc), the writing (was it a balanced fight? was one side dominating things? if the latter, did it seem realistic and help the narrative of that fight or was it just the author showing off?), and so on (some voters will actually dock points if you failed or almost failed to get your pages in on time).

I first entered it two years ago (2015) with Rena and wound up coming out on top, and I had a blast taking part, so I figured I'd try again this year with a different character and see how far I got.
Sidebar, totally unrelated: I actually updated the Scar Map. You can see it here or through its link on the Other Things page.
Hello everyone! As previously mentioned, I'm gonna be going on break for a little bit. I'm entering the WST again! It was fun last time I did it and it was a nice learning experience so I'm hoping to have fun again this time around. We'll see how it goes!

I might - keyword might - post stuff around here if I get a chance to make something, but again, all my focus is gonna be on the WST. So chances are I'm also going to be on break for a bit after I'm done with the WST, to get myself a buffer again - I'm all out right now! If you wanna contact me, I'm usually on Discord, or you could post around here and I'll probably reply. (Though this update'll go down once I get back.)

TL;DR- Until I get back from the WST (and rebuilding buffer), no updates. See you guys around!
Hello everyone! As previously mentioned, I'm gonna be going on break for a little bit. I'm entering the WST again! It was fun last time I did it and it was a nice learning experience so I'm hoping to have fun again this time around. We'll see how it goes!

I might - keyword might - post stuff around here if I get a chance to make something, but again, all my focus is gonna be on the WST. So chances are I'm also going to be on break for a bit after I'm done with the WST, to get myself a buffer again - I'm all out right now! If you wanna contact me, I'm usually on Discord, or you could post around here and I'll probably reply. (Though this update'll go down once I get back.)

TL;DR- Until I get back from the WST (and rebuilding buffer), no updates. See you guys around!
@RoninHunt0987- Well, that too.
@Capejedi- Nor is it a pipe.
Sooo, how are they gonna pay for that food?
@TheHowlingStorm- Nyoom!
@Snurple-the-Hedgehog- how do you even gauge popularity on that list there's no like button
@WiispNightmare- It Is A Mystery
@Koren- Indeed.
@RoninHunt0987- It's gonna be a bit until we find that out.
Shard
May 23rd, 2017
Sidebar totally sidebar: We'll be going on break for a bit. More on this tomorrow, or if you ask me about it today.
Shard
May 23rd, 2017
=END OF WORLD [2] REVISIT=

On a completely hilarious note, this World - just like the last one - came from the World Suggestion Box! This time around, Extremmefan was the one who sent the suggestion our way! However, unlike the last world, this one was left VERY open-ended, meaning I basically could do whatever I wanted so long as the main elements (retrieve the food from King Dedede with Kirby) remained in place. It was certainly a lot of fun to come back here - seems like I wasn't the only one who thought our first visit was way too short and wanted to pop in once more for some fun times in Dream Land.

Revisiting World [2] was a lot of fun as well because of how much things have changed since Két was last here, but also how much they've stayed the same. Unlike the revisit to World [1], which was 9 chapters after the first visit, the return to World [2] was a whopping eighteen chapters after the first visit. That's literally double the amount of time it was between [1]'s visits! A lot has happened in those eighteen chapters, both onscreen (with Két) and offscreen (with Kirby), meaning that both had their fair share of changes in the background of their reunion. And yet, despite that, the two remained on friendly terms, and had an adventure together for old times' sake.

Speaking of old times' sake, Meta Knight! I wasn't originally gonna have him appear, but it just didn't feel right without him. Dedede would have gone down way too easily without him here, and Két would have left a lot sooner than she did if he weren't around. But then I decided, "Heck with it, he's like my favorite character in this series, let's toss him into the fray". And so we got a quick and casual match between Két and the Knight, where we had a nice reminder of her swordsmanship skills and her tendency to casually chat to an opponent when she's relaxed, as well as a nice reminder for her about keeping her guard up both on and off the battlefield. Plus I got to unmask him, which is always fun to do.

Sidebar not sidebar: I write myself a small summary of each World and what it'll (roughly) entail as a quick-check reference in case I forget. I took World [2] Revisit's a bit literally:
<img src="http://i.imgur.com/yBlj1tx.png">
@Snurple-the-Hedgehog- Két doesn't care, and Jasmine didn't know she had a bounty. Also if one isn't disguised then it's going to be kinda obvious they're around even if the other is. Maybe disguises'll come up later though!
but met what about the dialogueys
Shard
May 21st, 2017
@Smiffy SMF <3- YEP
@Frost The Wolf- You're welcome ;3
Sidebar- we're gonna be going on break for a bit. More on this on Wednesday.
Unlike Két, with whom it's ambiguous if she knew about her bounty in advance or not, this is the first time Jasmine's seeing hers (and the first time we're seeing the numbers attached to it). While Jasmine knew it was coming (what with what she did and all), she just didn't think it'd be so soon.

I'll get around to updating the extra pages with this new information shortly.

Incidentally, this might not be the best thing to realize in front of the bounty board on an island overrun by bounty hunters.
Shard
May 20th, 2017
@RoninHunt0987- ;3
@G.B.A- Why not the mask?
@WiispNightmare- Indeed.
It seems a little weird to swear on the name of the person you're talking to.
Shard
May 20th, 2017
@RoninHunt0987- The sky.
@WiispNightmare- It's his favorite show.
hello 12:45 am my old friend how are you doing today

Anyway this is a thing I made, because it dawned on me that while Team SMG has the outside of their base looking all spiffy, the inside has never really been established. So of course I had to put together a mostly custom background for it, because heck me

As stated, 90% of this is custom. A few furniture items were... [coughs into hand] borrowed from Starbound, sometimes with slight modifications, sometimes not. But other than that I did this entire fluffing background on my own.

<s>now i have to figure out how to make outdoors backgrounds for World [20] fluff me</s>
i bet she'd be more chill if it were card games
Shard
May 19th, 2017
@WiispNightmare- "Sir have you been watching that one Anime about the space people"
"IT'S NOT AN ANIME MACEY, GOD"
@RoninHunt0987- "S-Sir? What happe-" "I don't wanna talk about it"
@foxpuff- That's probably why he wears the mask.