Friday, August 27, 2010

David is Dangerous With That Logic Stick

Go David. Don't take no shit off dat tsundere wannabe.

It's not like she's an artist named Pickman who paints odd and gaunt figures, with feral features and a strange, almost lupine cast.

She's not the actual tsundere, anyway.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Holy Crap

People are interacting with objects in their environment, it's amazing!

...and also David's eyebrows and epicanthic fold have mysteriously disappeared from his face for a single panel. Now I must dig out that shit and fix it.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010


I debated with myself long and hard about how much I want Colette to be in this, considering what I have planned later on (and the spirals into madness once I get all the characters into place and can begin this in earnest). I'm still not entirely sure how I want to approach this; I'm rewriting a bunch of things to include her a little more, notably to make her storyline heavier when it comes up.

Ten-Ghost 2: Burn the Bodies Please is coming along at a leisurely pace. A few things are slower than expected, but everything's falling together much more easily than my last two novels.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Six-Gun Gorgon Dynamo

Inside joke, very obscure. It's funny to all the maybe fifty people who know it.

For the rest of you, the internet is wide open, I'm certain you can figure it out.

I had a bit of a slow week here, and only managed to get eighteen pages of the next chapter finished. I hope to at least get it done before this one runs its course, but I don't know how successful I'll be. I just know that if I start to slip, it will never stop, and I'll never get this thing out one day at a time. If that ever happens, I will still post as often as possible, probably in batches.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Elder Things

Interesting critters, really. Here are a few, mixing qualities of several types of echinoderm. It's interesting Lovecraft chose echinodermata as the basis of his descriptions of them, especially considering Helicoplacus was described as early as 1933, allowing us to determine that the earliest echinoderms appear to be sessile organisms (though, to be fair, At the Mountains of Madness was published in 1931). It's also interesting that he chose the method of movement that he did for such an ungainly critter; I'm having to make minor changes to some things to make them fit our current xenobiological speculative knowledge (which, ironically, has surpassed the expectations of the 30s and of Lovecraft in general), namely, that most life forms we run into are going to move "front forward," by and large being that you want your senses oriented in the direction you're moving.

Here, the elder things will twist and turn, facing any number of directions depending on their current needs, their bodies thick and yet flexible enough to rotate like this, due to their largely aquatic lifestyle. It should be noted that elder things are the most human-like life forms in the universe, aside from beings living in the Dreamla Phase Space.