Writing Done... but.

posted by Alucai Vivorvel on 23rd Feb 2012, 8:13 PM

Okay, so, I've written out all of Chapter One, and then some, which is all I need to start drawing again. Actually, it's been done for almost a week now. The problem is, I have either no time to draw with all my homework, or I have a big art project (usually a Sketchbook assignment, in which we have to, well, sketch things). Is it ironic that I took a Visual Arts course in order to improve my art, only to have no time to do so outside of school? Yes. Is it funny (either meaning)? No, it's not. And I assure you, this (very) lengthy hiatus, which is inexusable seeing as how I only have one comic up, is not intentional. To add on top of all this, I had to send in my 2GB of RAM to Corsair because one of them was defective, and I bought them as a pair. I'm currently getting by on 1GB of some no-name US brand, and while that may seem like a lot, it really isn't when you're using Windows Vista (thank God it's 32-bit, otherwise I wouldn't be able to use my PC at all).

Writing Hiatus

posted by Alucai Vivorvel on 10th Dec 2011, 9:03 PM

Hi everybody, Unreal Circumstances (is/will be) on hiatus, due to me having a writer's block after the first few pages. I don't work well when I have to worry about the art and the story, so I'm going to have to take a break while I write out as much of the story as I need to. I often have many different ideas floating around in my head, and I need to cement which are suitable for UC. This hiatus will likely last until after Christmas, but I may have some filler (sketches) for you. Or not. I'm still trying to get the character designs pinned down.

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Chapter Cover & First Comic!

posted by Alucai Vivorvel on 23rd Nov 2011, 10:36 PM

Everything is finally complete! The first chapter cover, and the first comic, are uploaded! :D

The only thing that's left to do now (besides get to work on the next comic) is work out the aesthetic kinks in stuff like the comments, etc. Feel free to leave one so I know if they work or not! (Preferably on the comic's page, not the cover page.)

I strongly recommend subscribing by RSS (little link down near the bottom), as there's no telling when I'll update next! (Hopefully next Wednesday, but that may or may not come to pass. We'll see!)

Chapter Cover

posted by Alucai Vivorvel on 22nd Nov 2011, 11:56 AM

I'm going to hold off for now on uploading the first comic. Yes, I'm finally done, completely. The problems I was having with permissions and GIMP were bypassed by starting it as Administrator. That leads me to believe there are still some Ownership issues, but... *shrugs*

The reason I'm going to not upload the comic, after all this time, is because I want to create a cover for the first Chapter. If I ever release this thing in print (kinda doubtful about that, but I'm only just beginning), I'll need pages to separate the chapters, you know? Don't expect anything incredibly fancy or beautiful, just something to denote "Chapter One".

First Comic (almost) Done!

posted by Alucai Vivorvel on 21st Nov 2011, 9:14 PM

After a long wait, the very first comic page of Unreal Circumstances is just about ready for upload! All I have to do is resize it to an appropriate size, because 8 1/2 x 11 is a little large when scanned in.

I recently installed Vista overtop Windows 7. Thus, a partition I created in Windows 7, (in)conveniently the partition where I have all my files stored, has permission issues. I've tried setting the Owner of the entire drive to my standard user account (that is, not the Administrator version of my account), but GIMP still won't let me save a new file. Ironically, it will let me overwrite a pre-existing file. Which means, my original-sized comic is now an .xcf that is 1000 px wide, so if I do any more resizing, it won't look right.

You cannot upload .xcf files. And I can't save in PNG.

Do you see my dilemma?

I'm still not sure if I will have chapters, though I'm leaning towards it. For the moment, I'm just posting the first comic, but if I do end up sticking with a chapter-based system, I will (eventually) post a cover for the first one.

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