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« on: January 10, 2006, 08:25:13 am »
Hello!

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E-mail: kmo597@longwood.edu
 
Art site: http://passion-assassin.deviantart.com
 
Temp site: I don't have one for this specific series of art, but I do maintain a journal, where I independently control HTML and update fairly often. I can do my own layouts, and I know the general HTML codes, so it's nothing real new to me ^^.
 
The gist of the story: It begins as a sort of Alice in Wonderland with our first character, Samantha. While walking her dog, King, to her cousin's house, King spots a rabbit, and as any dog would, goes nuts and starts dragging Samantha behind him. There's something strange about this rabbit though, but Sam doesn't really get to think about that as she is dragged into a patch of woods. She slips on a rock and knocks her head on the solid ground, promptly passing out.

She dreams of a strange world. There's a brother and sister that are fighting over her, a pompous princess who thinks Samantha's a terrorist, two men that seem to think she's someone else, and this girl, who seems insignificant, but is friendly nonetheless. This world is Tutom.

We find out that this world was created by a group of gods who gave certain gifts to their favored people in different countries, in the form of elemental power, harnessed through a crystal embedded on their forehead. Gods were allowed to influence and bestow gifts, but never appear to their people. Well, one goddess broke that rule by falling in love with the king of her people, and he, in turn, fell in love with her.

He, Syde, lost his grip on sanity over the years and neglected his people because he was so love-stricken, thinking that everyone was attempting to claim her. So, his country descended into anarchy and its armies started to attack neighboring countries. This led to a huge world war and ended with Syde's country being shattered to pieces.

Syde, although insane, still sought revenge, sending his children to kill the heirs of his enemies. A nice thought, but his children didn't go through with it. Instead of killing them, his daughter kidnapped two heirs. Her brother brainwashed both, throwing one into a hostile country where she would be a slave, and the other simply vanished.
 
Fourteen years later, we have Samantha (actual name: Whini) in the midst of this, confused out of her mind. Whini discovers that she is one of the missing princesses immediately upon arriving in this foreign land. Several key characters are revealed at this time, including the identities of the two men (visiting princes), and the other missing heir, a slave girl going by the name Youthere. This motley gang decided to travel back to one of the prince's homelands, where they will be safe from rebels, a hostile army, and the children of Syde.
 
That's the basic story line, so in summary it's an odyssey type thing.

One more thing, sorry ^^. Everyone had a crystal on their forehead that bestowed them certain powers (a gift of the gods), but as time went on, power corrupted people, and leaders were appointed. Those who weren't high ranking were forced to rip their crystals out. Few people loathed this idea, refusing to do so and rushing into hiding. The only people permitted to have crystals in modern day Tutom are Royals. So the band of traveling heroes have to keep their bloodlines secret because anyone could be a rebel, or easily mistake them as rebels.

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Here are some samples of my artwork. They are of the characters featured

in this comic.

These were inspiered my the french artist, Alphonse Mucha
http://www.deviantart.com/view/23272085/
http://www.deviantart.com/view/23088555/
http://www.deviantart.com/view/23042348/

A background of sorts
http://www.deviantart.com/view/22917914/

Just a sketch
http://www.deviantart.com/view/20139860/

Thank you so much for your time!
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« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2006, 07:12:05 am »
Somebody tell me what a Diprotodon is, please =(
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« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2006, 04:51:59 am »
Welllllll, let me tell you a little bit about what I plan to do. I'm getting the site ready on a different server, but it's coming up slow because of my classes and all, and of course, what Life I have.

So, along with the slow completion of the 'mother site' as I like to call it, I also have 24 pages of the comic ready to post. I don't plan to post it all at once, I was thinking I would post two a week. This would allow me time to draw more pages without the pressure of a deadline. That's not to say I'll slack off, this is what I do for fun!

....Um...I'm a taures, and my favorite color is green. I like first-person shooter games and really don't like the taste of alcohole. I'm not so great with spelling. I used to live in Seoul, South Korea, and I can say about two things: Hello - Anyong-hasaiyo, and Thank you - Com-hamsamnida. I also know how to say stupid - Pabo. Along with my amazing knowledge of the korean language, I can speak spanish very well, but I'm very bad at cooking.

I have worked on these characters and this plot with my 'first mate' Nikita for about 7 years. That's nearly half my life. To actually obtain the ability to draw out what we think is pretty exciting to me, as corny as that sounds. Also, the term 'first mate' has no sexual connotations, lol

This is just a huge bump. ....Diprotodon

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« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2006, 07:00:11 am »
yes yes, most of us landlubbers know what a first mate is. P: All them pirate movies, y'see.

As for your application, I like the art style. Reminds me of the Slayers, except, like, not. I dunno. The comic idea, however...it seems to be a bit generic. (Going to another world and finding out you're someone extremely important and you have to save the world or something and blah de blah de blah sounds a lot like many generic anime plots, not to mention fanfictions XD) I suppose we'll just have to wait and see how it plays out.

Anyway get that site up, and you might just get my approval. :) Not as good as Xepher's, but it's gotta count for something!
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« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2006, 06:58:27 am »
Yeah, we're aware that the plot is a little cliche, it was made back with we still pretended we were princesses though ^^ But trust me, we're doing everything in our Might Power to pull away from that idea, without changing the general idea of the plot. Thank God we're not saving the world, lol. I guess we might as well add a giant robot, why not?

I'll get the site dressed for visitors soon, right now it's a mess ^^
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« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2006, 08:19:41 am »
Ooooooh giant robot. (actually I hate giant robot anime.....I just do XP) You should also add a really dumb, really short character that is always hyper and says stuff in japanese all the time, (not actual japanese sentences, of course, but the fangirly stuff like "wai" and....whatever else crazy fangirls say...) with lots of hearts and sparkles around her at all times. It has to be a girl, obviously. Most likely with large breasts too.

Oh, and either a penguin or an indecernable animal with a high-pitched squeal of a voice, most likely pink. (the color of eeeeeeevil)

Yeah, we've all had our share of cliche plots. I remember one of mine was......well.....so far most everything I've put out for public viewing was smashed with a hammer until it was barely even hinting of whatever cliched plot it started as (or any plot at all for that matter), but you get my point.
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« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2006, 11:50:01 pm »
Alright, it's really nothing special, this is basically just the skeleton, so please, don't judge too harshly! I've been a little swamped lately, studying is really all I have time for near the end of the weekend, sorry! But rest assured, once everything calms down a little, I will work on this more. But again, this site is just a skeleton.

http://goldencrystals.125mb.com/

Thanks again!
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« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2006, 07:53:50 pm »
blahblahblahbumpblahblah

I would like to add to the plot description, as I don't think I really explained what I wanted. I mean I did, but the general lot is kind of cliche, but it's not the main focus by any means.

As our adventure continues, we have our characters thrown into a culture that's unlike any of which they've come from. With a tight cast system, thriving population of oppressed poverty, and no middle class (We all know that's no good), Tidle is on the verge of some economical uproar. When the Jungsan army (Jungsan being Tidle's worse enemy, and the country where Whini is from) starts to beef up again because of the awakening of its king, Tidle gets a little nervous. The people that Tidle has enslaved for the past decade, the Latyans (Where Youthere is from), are Jungsan's primary ally, and Jungsan is pretty pissed that this has happened.

War breaks out as the crew is trying to travel to the Jungsan border, and the land that Tidle conquered when the Jungsan King was asleep (When a Crystal's child is separated from the parent for more than a year, the parent loses 'power' to say, and falls into a coma.) repraise: the land that Tidle conquered is slowly being taken back by the Jungsan army, and the Latyans that the Tidlinians enslaved are being set free to midigate the punishment from the Jungsan army, or the slaves are murdered in masses to spite the army. Either way, Jungsan looks like it's going to gain back the land that Tidle had raped, Latya: one of the countries in where the heir was stolen.

So, hopefully this clears up the cookies and butterflies in the description of the plot earlier, but hopefully doesn't take away the sunshine *^^* I'll throw in a fluffy magical creature that transforms into a robot or a pretty lady in there somewhere, lol
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« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2006, 10:21:38 pm »
PICTURES are so nice!
very nicely done.
though the site u got it hosted on is a pain! wow. so many ads.

i wish you good luck on the application!

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« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2006, 10:29:29 pm »
as I side note: AAAAIIIIIIGGGGGE the ads are attacking meeeeee!!! Man I can barely think on that temp site of yours, no offence. you may want to try a temp host that isn't so overbearing. The general website most people reccomend around here (or at least I do :P) is http://www.freewebtown.com. also, as a critique for the layout (what little I could see of it) it usually irks people if they can't figure out where the links are or, once they find them, which one does what. you may want to adjust those adorable little link buttons so that they are easier to notice and tell where they go. Trust me everyone does this at least once >>;

As for the story, I'm wondering if you have any actual pages of said comic? Otherwise your application may fall flat, Xeph supposedly prefers people to have more than an idea and a few character sketches :
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« Reply #10 on: February 06, 2006, 04:38:40 pm »
I like your site design!
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« Reply #12 on: February 20, 2006, 04:33:27 pm »
I'm having trouble with freewebtowns. I signed up, like, a week ago and I haven't gotten a password sent to me. ...soooo, I guess I'll just look for another one? But it's evident that I can make and maintain my own website, right? Sans adds.
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« Reply #13 on: March 14, 2006, 01:53:11 am »
I fixed it! I fixed it! It's no longer swamped with adds *^^* I chose a new layout, and it's not so annoying! yaaaaay! So please accept meeeeeeeee!

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« Reply #14 on: March 14, 2006, 04:06:31 am »
heh... "The . . . . . .Bottom"

much much better :) although the text color up top blends into the header image on my browser. Badly. that's the only thing really, easily fixable. (I am assuming you know HTML? All of your site layouts are made by someone else....)

other than that, good job.
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