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Comment on page 669 - bosoms of Far Out There
Blitzkrieg1701, 02 Sep 2014 02:02 pm
So, I don't know if you guys have noticed, but the fanservice levels around here have gotten a little higher than usual. That wasn't really on purpose, and once I noticed the trend I made a point of dialing things back to normal levels. So, of course, the first thing I did was write a page where two buxom female characters have a lengthy conversation that revolves around their ample chests. PERFECT!

Seriously, though, I TRIED pretty dang hard to come up with a different string of insults that these two could hurl at each other, preferably one that didn't involve snickering over lady parts. But despite it all, I just couldn't get that first exchange out of my head. There's something wonderfully absurd about an insult failing because the target literally doesn't see what's insulting about it, never mind that person managing to turn it into a dig against YOU. So, yeah, that's how we ended up with a page long collection of different ways to refer to mammaries. (I dunno, maybe Trigger will lose his shirt again to at least balance things out a bit)

Anyway, I'm happy to report that I DO have one more little Deleted Scene that's short enough for me to do before putting Voting Incentives on hold this month. So, New Voting Incentive!!!
Comment on page 668 - aaaaaangry face of Far Out There
Blitzkrieg1701, 30 Aug 2014 01:22 am
Dude, go for it!
Comment on page 668 - aaaaaangry face of Far Out There
Blitzkrieg1701, 29 Aug 2014 10:16 pm
Actually, I dunno. We've seen in flashbacks that Layla's always been on the short end of the spectrum. And if she's still the same height as Trigger even now, I dunno how much taller she can hope to get.
Comment on page 668 - aaaaaangry face of Far Out There
Blitzkrieg1701, 29 Aug 2014 11:32 am
That's our Layla: always making friends and winning over others. Speaking of friends, I think Astrid's got some ambitions of dethroning Layla from her reign of Queen Of The Scary Angry Face. Also, Disonar's an idiot. This is a combination that should work well.

Oh, and I found an excuse to work in the trippy psychedelic lettering again. YOU ALL THOUGHT I WAS OVER THAT, DIDN'T YOU?

Anyway, we've got a New Voting Incentive that wraps up this latest Deleted Scene... and it MIGHT be the last before another break. I'm not sure yet. I've got another convention next weekend, but for once there's no out-of-state travel and sleeping in a hotel involved, so I MIGHT be able to crank out a few more to cover those updates... but then again, I've got TWO MORE conventions back-to-back a few weeks later, and I KNOW I'll have to put Incentives on hold to to get that many extra pages done. Still, I hate to take anther long break so soon after the last one, so I want to try and do SOMETHING... I dunno, we'll see what happens Tuesday.
Comment on page 667 - work is borring. of Far Out There
Blitzkrieg1701, 28 Aug 2014 05:32 am
CRAP, YOU'RE RIGHT! I totally forgot they'd been given an official name! I guess technically that comic only established that Layla & Tabitha knew it, and the canonicity of the Christmas pages is questionable anyway... but that doesn't change the fact that I completely, one hundred percent forgot that was a thing. Nice Nitpicking! You get a gold star! :D

Anyway, I DO remember establishing somewhere on the forum that Avatar does sleep, but only for her psychological health (dreams is good for the brains). Physically, she never wears down, so she never really gets "tired" as we think of it.
Comment on page 667 - work is borring. of Far Out There
Blitzkrieg1701, 28 Aug 2014 12:09 am
Comment on page 667 - work is borring. of Far Out There
Blitzkrieg1701, 27 Aug 2014 06:29 am
Yeah, I can't even BEGIN to count the number of times my Dad has nearly unleashed apocalyptic destruction on the universe :)
Comment on page 667 - work is borring. of Far Out There
Blitzkrieg1701, 26 Aug 2014 07:00 am
Disonar is good a throwing parties, building places to throw parties, and inviting people to come to other people's parties. Layla's plan (whatever the heck it is) does not involve any parties, so it's pretty far outside Disonar's comfort zone. But he, that's supposed to be the point, right?

And before you question whether or not someone with Layla's proportions should really be calling anybody else "bouncy", let's remember that Layla deliberately dresses to DOWNPLAY that sort of thing. Not like SOME people who get in your face about it (literally, if you pay attention to what is where)

Last but not least, New Voting Incentive awaits!
Comment on page 666 - THE NUMBER OF THE BEAST of Far Out There
Blitzkrieg1701, 22 Aug 2014 05:46 pm
We interupt your regularly scheduled comic for THE DEVIL
COMIC STORYLINE CAN WAIT, HOW OFTEN DO YOU GET A CHANCE TO DRAW YOUR SIX HUNDRED AND SIXTY SIXTH PAGE? This calls for Demon Girls and Pentagrights and Vengeance ghosts! (Not pictured is Ichabod objecting that connecting this kind of generic devil imagery with what may or may not even be the number mentioned in the Book of Revelation suggests a very shallow and incomplete understanding of apocalyptic scripture. You'll thank me.) It's silly, I know, but I've been waiting to do something crazy for this page pretty much all year...

...which makes it REALLY frustrating that the actual page ended up being so rushed. If you've been keeping an eye on the Far Out There Facebook page, you've already heard all this, but my scanner died on me the other night. Obviously, I've got a replacement now, but it meant spending the better part of yesterday getting it and actually making it WORK rather than drawing anything. Sooooooo, the comic ended up getting bashed out with WAY less polish than I would have liked. Case in point, all those generic bumps on the ground were supposed to be creepy skulls, but that would have taken, like, TIME. And just to add insult to injury, the Internet went out last night too, so even after all that scrambling, I couldn't get the page online. Geez, it's almost like the page that literally bears the mark of the dark one was CURSED or something...

Fun Fact: the top panel there is a leftover from a separate trashed page. I wanted to have a page of Avatar piecing together what Skye was planning despite Trigger's frantic objections. We haven't seen her do much lately, and most of what she HAS done was just reacting to something else Ichabod did, so I wanted to give her a moment of her own... except when I wrote it out, it ended up looking like a total rehash of that scene we just had between Trigger and Ichabod. That kind of defeated the point of the whole thing, so... HEY! Speaking of deleted scenes: New Voting Incentive!
Comment on page 665 - well hellow again of Far Out There
Blitzkrieg1701, 19 Aug 2014 05:24 pm
SS: Oh, there's more than that one page, just not a LOT more.

Stefan: The universe itself seems to enjoy getting in Layla's way.

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