[NSFW] Infected Blood

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[NSFW] Infected Blood

Postby InfectedBloodComics » December 10th, 2017, 7:03 pm

Hello Smack Jeeves!

After much wandering in the webland, I finally settled my official website here. You can enjoy my main comic, Infected Blood, in all its sci-fi, dark, drama, romance, action (and much more) glory! The story is currently on hiatus, as I rebuild my site, and it will resume on 15 January. In the meantime, though, you can read the first 30 pages, an emotional and fast-paced roller coaster that will immerse you deeply into the dystopian world of Kemet-Ra, a country in a parallel universe where Ancient Egypt kept a larger and longer influence on world events. Check out the intro below or go straight to the comic! But be warned: this is a comic for 18+ audiences and contains NSFW pages, so read at your own risk!

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Why "Infected Blood"? Let me explain!

Sekhmet (the protagonist of this comic) belongs to an engineered all-female species called AIMS. Due to spoilers, I won't spell out the entire acronym for you, nor will I give much background information, but I will reveal that AIMS are despised by most humans. Rumor has it that minimal blood or sexual contact with an AIMS transmits all sorts of diseases - hence the disparaging nickname "Infected Blood". Although completely false, this allegation is believed by the general population, who treats this species with fear and disgust. AIMS also possess a couple of special characteristics, such as an uncanny strength and the capacity to heal extremely quickly. It's also well-known (and true) that AIMS have a second physical aspect, called AIMS form or AIMS shape.

Characters, themes and main plot
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First off, if you are familiar with The Green-Eyed Sniper - A Sho(r)t Story, you will recognize Sekhmet, one of its main characters. For a while, she will look a little bit different (as you can see in the image above) and will have another name: Alexandra Armstrong. But don't get confused! It's all part of the plot :)

In a nutshell, the story focuses on how Alexandra/Sekhmet became the wanted war criminal we know from GES (here's her basic profile). However, this description is highly reductive. Infected Blood is a thrilling sci-fi drama with a lot of psychological elements, action and romance. There's speciesism, war, politics, religion, and many adult situations. As a matter of fact, this comic is for adult (18+) readers only and it has several NSFW pages. Rest assured, though: no porn and no gratuitous violence to be found around here. Oh! And there's humor, too! And... a large cast of characters!

The world of Infected Blood
Set on planet Earth in a near future and a parallel universe, Infected Blood's fictional world is largely dominated by Kemet-Ra, the most powerful, best armed and most technologically advanced country to ever have existed. Due to a very large influence of the ancient Egyptian culture that existed and expanded well beyond the time and space limits reached in our world, Kemet-Ra is entrenched in Egyptian architecture and motifs and all its citizens speak both a variety of Middle Egyptian (and write in either hieroglyphs or hieratic) and English. Formally a presidential democracy, Kemet-Ra is effectively run by the military through several alliances with politicians and the clergy of The Sacred Eye, the most influential and richest church in the world.

Located in an unnatural position, Kemet-Ra is nothing but a huge platform in the Atlantic Ocean, moving around according to strategic decisions such as avoiding other countries' attacks or natural elements like hurricanes. Its citizens are carefully selected and subject to deportation if they are not able to meet the minimum gross income of 100,000 Heneket pro capita per year in an event called Purge of the Poor (POP). Kemet-Ra is at the very core of an alliance called Free World Federation (FWF), comprising other technologically advanced countries scattered around the globe. Outside FWF lays the rest of the world, called The Outerlands by Kemetians and FWF citizens alike. Kemet-Ra is formally at war with The Outerlands, allegedly because The Outerlands host terrorists.

I do hope I got you intrigued and I am looking forward to seeing you soon on my comic! Comments/fans/readers are always appreciated ;)
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Re: [NSFW] Infected Blood

Postby InfectedBloodComics » January 15th, 2018, 5:28 pm

Infected Blood started again today and it will update weekly, on Mondays!

The story so far: Alexandra Armstrong is a teenage student at Ma'at High. Her life is rough: belonging to an all-engineered, despised species called AIMS, she is constantly subjected to fear and discrimination by humans. When Reverend Jones, the new counselor to her class, abuses her verbally and physically, she can't help defending herself. Amidst the chaos, her friend Karen is accidentally killed. Unjustly accused of murder, Alexandra is arrested. Now it is the time to find out who her real friends are...

Enjoy :)

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Re: [NSFW] Infected Blood

Postby InfectedBloodComics » February 15th, 2018, 5:51 pm

Infected Blood continues! As Alex waits for her family to meet her at the detention center, the awful society of Kemet-Ra slowly gets revealed. We learn about the Purge of the Poor, an annual, televised event where destitute Kemetians are deported, much to the entertainment of the general public; and we also hear in passing about the March of the Freaks, a connected event where the disabled are kicked out of the Country.

If you are looking for a huge, complex and controversial world, head over to Infected Blood, but be prepared to get angered!
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Re: [NSFW] Infected Blood

Postby InfectedBloodComics » March 15th, 2018, 5:36 pm

If you are looking for a dramatic story immersed in a very unique fictional world, look no further! Infected Blood follows the story of a juvenile delinquent caught into something bigger than her: falsely accused of her friend's homicide, she is taken into custody by KeReS, the police of her country. It's an emotional roller coaster, and we have barely scratched the surface.... As a huge world unravels, bit by bit, before your very eyes, savor the depth of its characters, their conflicts and lives, and ponder philosophical questions that will challenge your mind and values. Guaranteed!

Don't believe me? Check out the comic and watch out for the following extra pages, to be released in April:

    Characters: a look inside Alex/Sekhmet's life and personality and those of the many characters of our story
    AIMS: history and biology of the most hated and feared species ever existed in Kemet-Ra
    Kemet-Ra: history and politics of the most powerful country of our fictional world
Infected Blood updates Mondays, 12 PM ET.

Spread the infection and vote for my comic on TWC!
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Re: [NSFW] Infected Blood

Postby JFP » March 17th, 2018, 6:45 pm

Interesting story. I'll read it.

Side note: eishiya hasn't shown up yet to tell you your page sizes are too big? Wow. She must be slipping. :?
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Re: [NSFW] Infected Blood

Postby eishiya » March 17th, 2018, 8:42 pm

JFP wrote:Interesting story. I'll read it.

Side note: eishiya hasn't shown up yet to tell you your page sizes are too big? Wow. She must be slipping. :?

There's just one slightly over-sized image so far, and we try to be lenient with the image-size rule xP
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Re: [NSFW] Infected Blood

Postby InfectedBloodComics » March 22nd, 2018, 3:57 pm

JFP wrote:Interesting story. I'll read it.

Side note: eishiya hasn't shown up yet to tell you your page sizes are too big? Wow. She must be slipping. :?

Thanks a lot, I hope you will enjoy it :)
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JFP wrote:Interesting story. I'll read it.

Side note: eishiya hasn't shown up yet to tell you your page sizes are too big? Wow. She must be slipping. :?

There's just one slightly over-sized image so far, and we try to be lenient with the image-size rule xP

Oops - I resize all my pages to 800 x 1245ish, but I guess that's not completely acceptable. I'll have a look at the correct sizes and do my fixes, sorry about that. It was harder to gauge this when I was working mostly traditionally, but I've been digital for a while, so that will be easier! Thanks for letting me know and sorry about that :)

Edit: I'm a little lost. The guidelines say:
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Maximum dimensions: 10000px wide, 10000px high

It looks like my page sizes are acceptable, or am I getting something wrong?
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Re: [NSFW] Infected Blood

Postby eishiya » March 22nd, 2018, 5:01 pm

You're perfectly fine with your comic pages on the comic site! The only "problem" is that the forum rules list a 700x700px max size for embedded images and one of your embedded images was larger. As I mentioned earlier though, the mods try to be lenient with that and only step in if the images are very large or there are a lot of large images.
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Re: [NSFW] Infected Blood

Postby InfectedBloodComics » March 23rd, 2018, 8:39 am

eishiya wrote:You're perfectly fine with your comic pages on the comic site! The only "problem" is that the forum rules list a 700x700px max size for embedded images and one of your embedded images was larger. As I mentioned earlier though, the mods try to be lenient with that and only step in if the images are very large or there are a lot of large images.

Oh, I see! You were talking about the forum, got it :) I can only see one image in my thread, though, and that is within the size limits (677px × 456px). Quite honestly, I can't remember if I uploaded more, so if any got rejected, oh well :D At any rate, it's all good, I'll just keep the rule in mind, if I upload more images (which is likely). Thanks again :)
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Re: [NSFW] Infected Blood

Postby eishiya » March 23rd, 2018, 9:57 am

There's an image in the 2nd post, but it seems to be broken now, so it just says "Image".
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Re: [NSFW] Infected Blood

Postby InfectedBloodComics » March 24th, 2018, 10:39 am

eishiya wrote:There's an image in the 2nd post, but it seems to be broken now, so it just says "Image".

Thanks, I found it and fixed it. I also resized it as per guidelines.
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Re: [NSFW] Infected Blood

Postby eishiya » March 24th, 2018, 11:08 am

Thank you! It's perfect now :D
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Re: [NSFW] Infected Blood

Postby InfectedBloodComics » April 15th, 2018, 5:12 pm

Howdy! Chapter 1 of Infected Blood completed and Chapter 2 is in the works with more characters and an even more thrilling plot! Now that Alex has been condemned to, yikes, 35 years of jail, how will she deal with prison? Will she be able to pay back her debt fast for earlier release? Will anyone be on her side? Make sure to check back on 4 June, when the comics starts updating again!

In the meantime, make sure to check out the bonus pages I am releasing throughout my hiatus

AIMS
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An entire page dedicated to AIMS: their biology, history and the social issues they face. How were they created and why? Why are they so strong? What else is so special about them? Here's a little spoiler to entice you: they are an all-female species, they were created by mixing synthetic and feline chromosomes, and they reproduce by parthenogenesis (that is, without a partner). Check it out!


Kemet-Ra
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A whole page focused on Kemet-Ra: its history, politics and the justice system. The latter is especially interesting for Chapter 2, as it explains what poor Alex will have to face: again, minor spoilers: her penalty is converted into money, which she will have to pay back at a rate below the minimum wage. If she can't or won't work... she will face terrible consequences (including risking death penalty, once she turns 18). You will also learn what Kemet-Ra was before it became an independent country and its incredible geography: it's a huge platform with a heptagonal base floating in the middle of the Atlantic!

Soon I will add a characters' page, so make sure to come back for more content!
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