Blitzkrieg1701

Blitzkrieg1701

Real Name: Simon Ladd
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Comment on Christmas in the Far Out There Universe - page 6 of Far Out There
Blitzkrieg1701, December 6th, 2016, 1:04 am
That's probably the future equivalent of fake beards and a pillow under the shirt: the cheapo guys as the mall might do it, but the REAL, PROFESSIONAL SANTAS actually live the part.
Comment on Christmas in the Far Out There Universe - page 5 of Far Out There
Blitzkrieg1701, December 5th, 2016, 7:35 am
Yeah, it'd probably make checking things like this a lot easier if the Cast Pages actually had pictures by the names, wouldn't it?
Comment on Christmas in the Far Out There Universe - page 3 of Far Out There
Blitzkrieg1701, December 3rd, 2016, 6:24 am
It's definitely been fun to write!
Comment on Psychofiller of Conventional Wisdom
Blitzkrieg1701, December 1st, 2016, 3:50 pm
...have I ever actually drawn blood in a Conventional Wisdom comic before? That may be some kind of milestone there.

But yeah, between the Far Out There Christmas stuff, the Conventional Wisdom Patreon stuff, the Becky & Gilb Patreon stuff, and THIS stuff, I'm kinda sorta freakishly busy right now. Really, really hoping to get far out in front of all this workload to actually enjoy a LITTLE BIT of the Christmas season this year...
Comment on Christmas in the Far Out There Universe - page 6 of Far Out There
Blitzkrieg1701, December 1st, 2016, 1:13 am
So, yeah. THAT'S a rather significant bit of Character backstory that I just went and dropped on you all with no fanfare whatsoever. And remember, the parts outside of Ichabod's narration are canon, so this is a "real" thing now.

Here's the deal, I'd actually been working on a future storyline that would have Astrid & Disonar cross paths with the Hector Family, and this bit of shared history was going to be revealed more naturally there. Unfortunately, that story didn't work out, so I was left with this one idea I really liked but no obvious way of incorporating it into any other plot lines. But then Christmas came along with it's magical bending of narrative structure, and I figured I could go ahead and get that little detail out in the open this way! IT'S A CHRISTMAS MIRACLE!

Oh, and fun Me-making-dumb-mistakes-trivia time: Astrid was originally supposed to be threatening to go public with details concerning the end ofStilez vs. Christmas, like, some kind of insurance laws that they were technically breaking bu nobody else had had the heart to call them out on... buuuuuut then I remembered that Astrid's supposed to be in her early teens here, which would require both Stilez AND Tax to somehow be OLDER than her. See, this is why I try so hard to not give specific dates for anything in this comic. If I can nearly miss something that stupidly obvious, there's NO WAY I'd be able to keep little things like what day something happened on straight.

OH! And hopefully there'll be a fresh Voting Incentive up by the time this page goes live, and it'll be a non-Christmas one for those of you already sick of Santa hats.
Comment on Christmas in the Far Out There Universe - page 5 of Far Out There
Blitzkrieg1701, December 1st, 2016, 12:58 am
A few bit of character stuff to take care of here:

First, I REALLY had to go looking to find an appearance of Anita Mannheim where she was actually colored in... and realized I'd TOTALLY forgotten she was various shades of blue. You'd think that would be the sort of thing that sticks out in a person's memory, but no (Apparently I was toying with the idea of having her change her own coloration as a fashion choice, but there's no way that would be workable. Since I only know how to draw, like, three faces, giving characters consistent colors is VERY important to keeping them distinct.)

Second, I've been wanting to establish for a while now that Augusta is the baby of her family, and that she gew up with a whole bunch of VERY protective, indulgent older siblings. It seems like a good way to explain why she's... how she is, you know? I'd actually hoped to find a way to squeeze a few of said siblings into this page, but there just wasn't space. Well, maybe later.

Oh, but speaking of characters making appearances, who could that be behind lil' Augusta?
Comment on Christmas in the Far Out There Universe - page 4 of Far Out There
Blitzkrieg1701, December 1st, 2016, 12:41 am
I really loved the idea that Jenna took the time to learn all the maids' names and wanted to explore that a bit more. Sadly, it's harder than you might think to find ways to work a whole hoard of maids into a story, this has been the only chance to actually do so.

...and it's also a chance to assure everyone that SOMEBODY is making up for how badly Megaweapon treats Jenna.
Comment on Christmas in the Far Out There Universe - page 3 of Far Out There
Blitzkrieg1701, December 1st, 2016, 12:29 am
Just in case anyone was wondering (heck, it may have been asked already, I can't read future comments as I write these) let's set a few rules about what of this special is canon. Because, unlike some previous Far Out There Christmas specials, there IS going to be some stuff her that "actually happened". Basically, if it's a fourth wall-breaking statement made during one of Ichabod's hosting segments, it's not "real". But the "clips" we'll shortly be cutting to? That's all stuff that "really happened" to the characters involved. There's a couple bits of world-building stuff that I've wanted to work into the comic for a while now, and this is a good chance to do it.

As always, if you're confused about something, feel free to say confused things in the comments and I'll try to set it right!
Comment on Christmas in the Far Out There Universe - page 2 of Far Out There
Blitzkrieg1701, December 1st, 2016, 12:21 am
Oh, what a surprise. Ram Quatzi interrupting things for commercials.

...next year I should totally do a Mega Awesome Rangers Christmas Special. Maybe they could fight Santasaurus Rex vs. The Tannenbauminator.

So, I'm writing this in advance, so I can't be absolutely sure, but there SHOULD be a new Voting Incentive up by the time you read this. And a non-Christmas one, for those of you who are already sick of all this Holiday silliness. If not, come on back in a day or so, there'll be something up EVENTUALLY.
Comment on Christmas in the Far Out There Universe - page 1 of Far Out There
Blitzkrieg1701, November 30th, 2016, 11:04 pm
HO HO HO!!!! MERRY CHRISTMAS!
Or, at the very least, welcome to this year's twenty-five day Christmas comic marathon! I think Ichabod's already explained the basic idea pretty well, so I'll just add that, if you're new to all this and are wondering what to expect, feel free to check out some previous year's Christmas specials!

...oh, and if you happened to miss Tuesday's update (which, given how late it was, is entirely possible) remember that there WAS indeed one more regular comic this week, so be sure to go read that if you haven't already.

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