Blitzkrieg1701

Blitzkrieg1701

Real Name: Simon Ladd
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Web Site: http://www.faroutthere.com

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Comment on page 839 - Serious Science of Far Out There
Blitzkrieg1701, 26 Jun 2016 04:19 pm
Just a thing to consider: Augusta and Astrid are supposed to be in the same neighborhood, age wise. And if we're going to take Astrid at her word, then the work SHE'S had done to keep looking like she does wasn't cheap. (Granted, there's several "if"s involved in accepting that, but it's still worth considering)
Comment on page 839 - Serious Science of Far Out There
Blitzkrieg1701, 24 Jun 2016 11:13 pm
Ed8: Who's been recycling ideas? I certainly don't see anyone recycling ideas!

DD: I actually thought about having Bridget storm off in a huff to find exactly that, but as long as there's even the SLIGHTEST possibility of something being a threat to Tabitha, Bridget's not going anywhere. (This isn't up to me, I have no say in the matter)

PS, I'm feeling way less crappy and should have the finished page & Voting Incentive up in the morning.
Comment on page 839 - Serious Science of Far Out There
Blitzkrieg1701, 24 Jun 2016 08:03 am
Let's see, what HAVEN'T I blamed a late page on over the past month or so... OH! Being sick! Yeah, I'm still not sure just what I caught a wiff of yesterday, but I've felt like CRAP since that afternoon. This page was taking even longer than it should have to get drawn, adn that was BEFORE I started nearly falling asleep at the computer. In the face of all that, I decided to go ahead and post a rough draft of the page right now, just in case the finished version and new Voting Incentive take even longer than expected. Either check back here later today or, you know, watch Twitter/tumblr/Facebook for an update. I'm not gonna post today's link until I've finally got the whole thing done... whenever that is (Seriously, I go outside for, like, half an hour and BOOM! Instant physical collapse)

EDIT: Well, that took longer than expected, didn't it? I can at least PARTIALLY blame my having to spend some of Saturday moving things, PARTIALLY. But, yeah, finished page and new Voting Incentive is up. And on that note, I've decided to leave this Incentive up on Tuesday instead of a new one. For one thing, it took so long to get this one up that I want to make sure everyone actually gets a chance to see it. But more than that... well, I've obviously been having trouble getting these things up on time the past few weeks, so I'm gonna take a few extra days to try and get an Incentive buffer built up. (ya know, you'd think it'd be the COMICS that take longer to draw... but no. Weird.)
Comment on Aborted Arc - page 10 of Far Out There: Incentive & Patreon Gallery
Blitzkrieg1701, 23 Jun 2016 02:13 pm
La Faulx has turned out to be kinda popular since this Voting Incentive first went up, and I can see why. That IS a pretty memorable design, right there. Still, my complaint about the story stands. It's just WAY too dark and unsettling to use as a Far Out There plot.

Now, including little background references to La Faulx as an in joke? THAT I might have to do.
Comment on Aborted Arc - page 9 of Far Out There: Incentive & Patreon Gallery
Blitzkrieg1701, 23 Jun 2016 02:09 pm
Yeah, REALLY not a lot to add to this stupid idea, other than the look of Araknil Space Station, with all its cobbled together compartments, really is what a Trailer Part Space Station would have looked like.

And to be honest, I do kind of wish my doodle of the High King Whatever of the Rednecks had been clear enough to scan. He was this little, skinny, sunglasses and cowboy had due who kind of came across as a cross between Jimmy Hart and Richard Petty. It was one of those instances where I could tell right away that the rough doodle turned out better than any careful, deliberate recreation would have. All the more reason not to actually do anything with the idea.
Comment on Aborted Arc - page 8 of Far Out There: Incentive & Patreon Gallery
Blitzkrieg1701, 23 Jun 2016 02:00 pm
There's actually number of stand-alone pages, or at least stubs of arcs, that I drew back before Far Out There officially debuted. I can't really call them "Deleted Scenes" since most of them don't fit in with the current canon, but maybe I should revive more of them as Incentives anyway?
Comment on Aborted Arc - page 7 of Far Out There: Incentive & Patreon Gallery
Blitzkrieg1701, 23 Jun 2016 01:58 pm
Remember what I said about how bad I am at tying a big, elaborate plot together? Well, there ya go.

Looking back, though, I wonder if Todd's botched storyline ended up influencing Astrid's? I didn't intentionally do that, but then nothing about Astrid's character came about intentionally, so maybe it was a subconscious thing?
Comment on Aborted Arc - page 6 of Far Out There: Incentive & Patreon Gallery
Blitzkrieg1701, 23 Jun 2016 01:51 pm
REMEMBER: ALL OF THIS IS CANON
This is easily the most important part of the retcon, since it's the part that actively throws out previously established pages. Yes, those pages where Ichabod explained why he was there, and what Pattie was doing, and all of that? None of it happened. THIS is what happened.

I should probably add that part of the inheritance problem was deliberate, or at least unavoidable. I imagine that Pattie intentionally constructed the company out of a lot of vaguely connected dummy corporations to obscure who was working for who, and to make any investigations that much harder. I'm also pretty sure that Eric didn't have a clue how it all worked, which is why his will would have been so vague.

Also, we should assume that no one else knows about the last fight between Layla and Pattie. I mean, Ichabod's probably smart enough to have figured it out, but Layla's never told anyone about it.

Finally, that last drawing in the bottom corner still makes me sad.
Comment on Aborted Arc - page 5 of Far Out There: Incentive & Patreon Gallery
Blitzkrieg1701, 23 Jun 2016 01:44 pm
REMEMBER: ALL OF THIS IS CANON
Back in The Killer Station of Deadly Doom, I mentioned in a few pages that there were some problems with the depiction of Eric. Mostly they revolve around this retcon. It didn't occur to me until after that story was mostly written to have him and Pattie be true partners in crime, or for her to be the "brains" of the operation. In fact, I decided she'd have concocted the whole "Subcontractor For Criminal Organizations" specifically to avoid situations like The Killer Station of Deadly Doom. By doing business with numerous clients at once, no ONE client would ever risk seeing reprisals for fear or angering all the other clients who still had money sunk into the operation. And more importantly, Eric wouldn't have to put himself in harms way by going undercover for long stretches anymore.

And, once again, I just don't enjoy writing pure jerk characters. What's the fun in that? It's much more interesting to me if Layla and Pattie really do admire each other deep down, but have NO idea how to express it without starting an argument.
Comment on Aborted Arc - page 4 of Far Out There: Incentive & Patreon Gallery
Blitzkrieg1701, 23 Jun 2016 01:35 pm
REMEMBER: ALL OF THIS IS CANON
Sorry about the tiny text. These next three pages were originally one GIANT Inventive, so big I actually couldn't put it on Photobucket. Even after I broke it back down into separate pages, I still had to scale things funny to fit the SmackJeeves layout.

But yeah, welcome to the one major retcon I've done in Far Out There! In case I haven't stressed this enough, THIS is the version of Pattie that all future Far Out There comics will use, NOT the one we saw in the early pages.

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