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Comment on page 802 - makes everything better of Far Out There
Blitzkrieg1701, 12 Feb 2016 03:47 pm
I'm torn between being frustrated that this page is so late and amazed I even managed to get it done at all. But hey, I did warn you guys on Twitter that this one was gonna be laaaaaaaaate, didn't I? I was super busy doing last minute MAGFest stuff, and didn't even get STARTED drawing this page until, like, 4am. And the worst part is, I was actually CLOSE to getting it online at a reasonable time anyway... until I fell asleep at the computer again.

Speaking of which, I've got good news and bad news. The bad is, for the time being, new Voting Incentives are on hold. Obviously, things aren't getting done as it is, so SOMETHING had to give, at least until MAGFest blows over. Regular updates should remain on schedule, and while the Patreon comics might have their schedules disrupted (HA!), everyone should still get what they paid for next week. The catgirl cosplay should resume... in two weeks, at the latest.

The GOOD news, after having just told you I can't do extra material, is that there's extra material coming out this weekend! Yes, there'll be not one, but TWO bonus pages over the next two days, and they're already drawn, so I don't have to freak out about doing them. Sunday is Valentine's Day, so I've got a little something for that, and tomorrow... gosh, I wonder what could have happened on February 13th, eight years ago, that would need commemorating...

(Oh, by the way, if you wanna see some of the stuff I've been scrambling over for MAGFest, check out what I just finished last night!)
Comment on Page 801 - Well that puts a few things in a different perspective of Far Out There
Blitzkrieg1701, 09 Feb 2016 09:51 pm
Oh, Tabitha's been keeping busy *knowing chuckle*
Comment on Page 801 - Well that puts a few things in a different perspective of Far Out There
Blitzkrieg1701, 09 Feb 2016 07:06 pm
SS: Oh yeah, I don't plan on adding new pages to existing chapters, it'd be way too easy to miss stuff that way. Instead, the plan is to, say, add a batch of the Jenna Patreon comics as "Jenna Blah Blah Blah part 1", then a group of voting incentives or whatever as "Voting Incentives or Whatever", and then the next batch of Jenna comics as "Jenna Blah Blah Blah part 2". I'm just hoping that a menu of chapter titles will make it easier to work out what's where than one long list of every single page would be (like, you know, on the main site)

No. 6: I think what's got Stilez confused is the nature of Pom-Poms. They're clearly useless as weapons, so Stilez can't understand why the exist.

Ed8: Hmmmm, how can I say this in a non spoiler way... Pay attention to what Ichabod has said about the character who is NOT his girlfriend, and you might learn a thing or two about the one who IS.
Comment on Page 801 - Well that puts a few things in a different perspective of Far Out There
Blitzkrieg1701, 09 Feb 2016 07:23 am
So, I feel like I haven't truly been able to participate in all the conversations these past few updates, what with all the MAGFest prep and all. Seeing as how that's only gonna get worse over the next few updates, I'll go ahead and try to respond to some questions before they get asked:

1. No, Ichabod isn't lying or messing with Layla's head. He actually for real does have a girlfriend.

2. No, it's not a character we've seen already. Adjust your fanfics accordingly.

3. I have no idea when this character will actually be appearing in the comic, mostly because it takes me for-flipping-EVER to actually finish one plot arc and move on to the next. (Which might be for the best cos, to be honest, I'm having a little trouble finalizing this character's design. Have fun pondering what THAT means)


So, funny thing, for once I actually got this page finished... not before midnight, but close to it. I was quite pleased... and then the new Voting Incentive took hours and hours to get right. Figures, huh?

Oh, speaking of which, remember how I was talking about starting a new gallery page for the incentives? Well, I finally did it... for Conventional Wisdom, not Far Out There. See, I don't do TWC voting incentives for that comic, just extra Patreon stuff, so setting up a new Patreon gallery took waaaaaaay less time than the new Voting Incentive/Patreon Gallery will take over here. I'd appreciate it if you could take a look at that and give me any feedback you have, especially regarding the whole "grouping pages into chapters" thing. I've never actually used that feature before, but I think it'll be useful for keeping the various sets organized, especially since I'll be putting Patreon comics on that same page.

And speaking of THAT, I promise the next Far Out There Madlib comic IS coming. I'd hoped to have it done before MAGFest, but it's turning out to be a lot longer than the other comics, so that's probably not gonna happen. DRAT.
Comment on Page 800 - It's Page Eight Hundred! of Far Out There
Blitzkrieg1701, 07 Feb 2016 07:45 am
Ed8: I try to avoid nailing down exactly how much time has passed, 'cos then I can include as many flashbacks or whatever as I want without screwing up an established timeline (Plus, if I tried, you just know I'd forget something and mess it all up)
Comment on Page 800 - It's Page Eight Hundred! of Far Out There
Blitzkrieg1701, 06 Feb 2016 02:08 pm
I decided Stilez had an insanely-fast quick healing factor because we already had one character who was just plain "indestructible" and two seemed to be pushing it. Practically speaking, it's the same thing (I mean, we're probably never gonna see Stilez get injuries that just seal up quickly) but at least it SOUNDS different!
Comment on Devil is a Part-Timer - page 3 of Conventional Wisdom: Patreon Gallery
Blitzkrieg1701, 05 Feb 2016 11:35 pm
Two quick things before someone nitpicks this one to death: First, I think this whole complaint is the result of the English translation of the title. I'm absolutely not fluent in Japanese, but I have a vague recollection of hearing that "Hataraku Maou-sama!" doesn't specifically refer to a part-time employee, and would still be accurate even after he got promoted. Second, if you're only familiar with the Funimation subs, you'll probably wonder what the heck I'm talking about, since that translation of this scene emphasizes Sadao getting a raise over his new position. But other translations make it clear that this Devil ain't no Part-Timer no more, and the following episodes make it impossible to ignore, so I'm going to keep mocking that title anyway (In fact, I almost wonder if whoever wrote those subs was specifically trying to hide the contradiction with the English title. CONSPIRACY TIME!)

(Remember, if you want to see your favorite anime -or LEAST favorite anime- get the comic treatment, $5 a Month supporters on Patreon get to add shows to my watch list!)
Comment on Devil is a Part-Timer - page 2 of Conventional Wisdom: Patreon Gallery
Blitzkrieg1701, 05 Feb 2016 11:32 pm
I don't know if a fast food place would be considered more or less stressful than a nice, sit-down restaurant... and I'm never find out 'cos I'm never working at either again. Seriously, I'm a TERRIBLE person to go out to eat with, since I get really antsy and short-tempered if I can see even the slightest hit of the behind the scenes goings on... and I legit can't be in the same room as anyone watching a Gordon Ramsey show. For once, I was actually GLAD when the main plot of the show got lost among all the side-stories.
Comment on Devil is a Part-Timer - page 1 of Conventional Wisdom: Patreon Gallery
Blitzkrieg1701, 05 Feb 2016 11:28 pm
I usually try to avoid drawing any comics until after I've had a chance to sit down and watch an anime all the way through, but I didn't feel the least bit bad about going ahead and drawing this one before the first episode had even started. Dad Jokes work pretty much the same regardless of context.
Comment on AUSA 2015 - page 5 of Conventional Wisdom: Patreon Gallery
Blitzkrieg1701, 05 Feb 2016 11:24 pm
So, funny thing: because I spent so much time down in Artist Alley, I had way too many table-related comic ideas to choose from. In fact, I had two separate comics about tearing down on Sunday. Obviously, that's one too many for a single update, so I figured I'd use one in the main update, and hold the other one back for this set... aaand then I forgot which one was which. Yes, the comic you see here was SUPPOSED to be the one I put in the big update, and the other one was supposed to be in THIS update. It's amazing that, after all these years of doing this comic, I keep finding brand new ways to stupidly screw things up.

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