Comic isn’t going to update until next friday folks. Sorry ’bout that – you’ll just have to enjoy the filler a little more.
Sorry, filler again.
Long story short, I was unable to finish the comic in time. Or indeed the four hours late it is now.
Virus, thankfully, managed to save the day, and provided me with the basics of the above. I just coloured it and got it up here. The -actual- comic will either be up late friday or early saturday, depending on how long it’ll take me to recover my ability to draw from wherever it went, and crunch it out for you.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to go and hide somewhere before East kills us both. :)
Well, that was a new and interesting experiance.
For those who don’t visit the forums, I’ll explain. Virus’s laptop is broken, thereby cutting him off from Photoshop (amongst other things), and thereby preventing him from making any comics. This, as you might gather, puts us in a bit of a tight spot.
Luckily for us, I’m not too bad at this drawing malarky. This isn’t really my finest work, so to speak, but it is nominally servicable. Basically though, until further notice, I’m covering the comic production until Vi can get his laptop repaired, replaced, or whatever.
You can probably tell I was a bit pressed for time. Couple that with the fact I’ve rarely drawn the EN guys before, and never drawn a comic before, nor cel shaded…well, there’s only so much I could do. Next week will be better. Hopefully. Probably.
Hey, it’s better than not having a comic at all, right?
Damnit Virus, not only do you do great drawn stuff, but look at those 3D images on the PC. Jesus I wish I was that talented, (is transfixed by the floaty bald head).
So, I’ve been playing Xbox Live for a few weeks now and I’m really enjoying it. The organization is great, pick a gamertag and its yours for EVERY Xbox Live game, the headset is essential to your enjoyment as well, insulting other gamers and just general chatting to your friends. Lag is a problem but it’s not that common since everyone is at least using a basic broadband connection, but it’s present. Downloadable content is cool too, though some games have charged for certain things. On MechAssault theres a package of 5 maps to download as long as you pay £3.63. If it was maybe, 15 maps plus more mechs, I may be tempted, but since no one uses those maps anyway I dont see the point. Still 99.9% of downloadable content is free, so yay! Making friends on it is really easy, Ive got about 10-15 people on my friends list that I’ve met just playing the games and they’re all great guys.
Still since it’s an online gaming service, you will meet absolute fucktards who’s only reason for living is to annoy you. Such as people booting you from their games for no reason. Why host the game then BOOT people from it with no explantion? You’ve also got your cheating bastards. I was playing Project Gotham 2 against these 2 guys using the same account (one as a guest) and the entire race they just kept smashing me into the walls, though I still managed to win. Lesson learned? Barging through cheating bastards is fun.
Also, there are people who are just fucking stupid. First game of MechAssault I played some idiot kept shouting into his mic asking if anyone was “On this Comm Channel” me and this other guy ended up telling him to shut the hell up. Then he was bitching about wanting to play Halo, so me and the other guy basically said “FOR FUCKS SAKE IF YOU WANNA PLAY HALO, PLAY HALO. WHY ARE YOU PLAYING MECHASSAULT ONLINE IF YOU WANNA PLAY HALO?” Fair enough Halo is my favourtie game on the Xbox, but I was there to blow the shit out of Mechs. Then there’s the team killing bastards on Return To Castle Wolfestein: Tides Of War. Look I may be playing as a Nazi BUT SO ARE YOU! Idiots.
If your wondering about getting Xbox Live and have a broadband net connection I who heartedley recommend it, the idiots are not out in force and the games on live are great fun, definatly worth the money.
Well it’s delayed by a week but it’s here, hope you enjoy it. And you know how I thought up that whole “Chicken Fetish” thing? Gonzo from the Muppets (some of you may be a bit young to remember the muppets when they were…you know…GOOD). Anyway, he was ALWAYS surrounded by these chickens and married one in a movie once, I think. Seriously whats the deal Gonzo? Maybe he like’s to scramble their eggs from behind or something. And I bet I’ve just caused some suicide attempts with THAT mental imagery. I know Im considering it now at least.
Some more Fan stuff this week. The first comes in the form of a Fan Comic by Psy of Fireball20xl. Yes, it pretty much is an AIM conversation we had word for word. The second piece is from Rber-0 of ROTDN, who took his Master Chief image and made it into an 800×600 Wallpaper. Enjoy!
I was going to do a new rant about the type of people I’ve played on Live, but I cant be arsed typing it, I’ll get it done, eventually.
As I type this update, I’m sodding tired so excuse the fact I may ramble on.
But I wish to make this quite clear, before I go on. THIS ISN’T A WARHAMMER 40,000 COMIC, NOR IS IT A COMIC ABOUT GAMES WORKSHOP MATERIAL. There, I said it. Yes, we take influence from Games Workshops respective properties, but this isn’t Furryhammer 40,000. Don’t expect Hamsters as Chapter Masters, Tyranids or Khornate Chickens. You’ll be disappointed.
So please, when commenting, or even asking, remember – This isn’t Furryhammer. With that in mind…
Next item on the agenda. The Oracle, Portent Dot Net’s new online magazine for wargamers is up and running. For those of you who do play Games Workshops games, go take a look. Go on. You know you want to.
For a fan publication, it’s very slick and well written. And Lav and McHaggis are always fun to read.
And finally, those of you who in the Sonic fandom who make “bash” pics, such as killing Mina in a horrible and disgusting manner for example, are tossers. If you go out of your way to make immature little pictures whose sole point is to piss off fans of said characters, you should grow the hell up and stop acting like a bunch of whiny 7 year olds. So they aren’t Pro-Mina or Pro-Sally or Pro-Who-Bloody-Ever, so what? It’s a sodding game/cartoon/comic designed for children. Y’hear that ladies and gentlemen? Children.
So if you are arguing over Why Sally/Mina/Amy/Tricia the Seducer-Girl Rocks/Sucks/Should Shag Sonic, maybe you should take a look at your life and wonder if that is your worst problem. If it is, then hey, life is good and you shouldn’t get worked up over one thing if everything else is find and dandy. if it’s not, stop focussing on such a minor thing and focus on things that actually matter.
So there. This isn’t Furryhammer 40,000, go read the Oracle and stop bleedin’ arguing. So folks, until next time…
If you want to discuss any of the above issues, go down to the forum and have a natter.
- Harold Q. Eastwood, lovely and clean
Our first running gag. *Sniff* I’m so proud ^^.
Bit of news, you cant really see it in this comic but we’ve made a slight change to Lothar’s design, basically his hands. As you noticed, being based off of Knuckles from the Sonic games, Lothar has the typical “Mitten” style gloves. But as last week’s and indeed this weeks comic show’s he does have fingers. So the glove and bionic hand are being redesigned to include the fingers. This dosent really affect the “normal” hand, that much, but it will affect the look of his bionic one, basically he”l have 2 fingers instead of one solid mass on the bionic hand. This is just a heads up so nobody ask’s us what the hell happened to his hands. I thought about doing a comic to explain it, but really what the hell was I gonna do with that?
Virus: Hey Lothar, you got some new gloves, and a new bionic hand?
Lothar: Yes, yes I did.
Lothar: Wanna go set fire to next door’s cat?
See what I mean?
Lothar covered it well, but he hadn’t even seen the finished comic when he wrote that newspost. It wasn’t uploaded to the server until about 23:59 for our midnight update. Lothar was shittin’ bricks XD
And why did I end up being so last minute, and cause the echidna to damn near pull his quills out? Perhaps this, will serve as a valid excuse? That and the other two renders might look pretty nifty now, but we shall see what my digital modeling teacher says when I hand these in for my assignment. I think he’s expecting something a little more detailed and oh, I dunno, photo-frickin’-realistic? -_-; Modeling environments is long, boring, and no fun – I wanna do characters, dammit! Anywho, yeah, that is indeed the EN kitchen, only glimpsed in a handful of images thus far. Gonna render up some comic backgrounds, make my life a little easier in that department. I’ll probly extend the model to cover the adjacent living room too, eventually.
Art-Monkey Virus, over and out.
Origionally I had a completely different script written up for this week’s comic, but after looking at that one I decided it was…whats the word?…Oh yeah, SHIT. So I sat down for about 15 minutes and wrote this one out, which in my opinion is a lot funnier. I hope you guys agree.
I just thought in case anyone hadn’t figured it out for themselves I better tell our fans something. All 4 members of the EN Cast and Crew are British, specifically English, and semi-proud of it (beats being Welsh). I am really kinda taken back when I’m talking to our fans and I tell them this and they are genuinely surprised. Weird.
And for my last bit of news, I recently got Xbox Live, the online gaming service for the Xbox Console for those of you who have been living in a nuclear bunker, afraid that you would be eaten by giant radioactive ants if you dared ventured outside. I think it’s bloody great fun, I’ve only got 2 games for it at the moment though. MechAssault and Crimson Skies, both of which are great to play online. I wouldnt mind meeting some Exterminatus Now fans on there, my Gamertag is “Lothar Hex” (obvious I know, but hey it works).
Well that’s all for now, hope you enjoy the comic and I’ll cya next week.