Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Ad Continuum Files Exhibit C, D and E

Warning! This is going to be a very very long and image heavy update. After all, it IS the time of year, and I'm not talking about the holidays! It's a triple comic update! Wheeee! So... full views here: C, D and E

A little behind the scenes if you may.

This took a long time to come into fruition didn't it? Sorry for that, I was taking my customary chapter hiatus. This wouldn't mean though that I would be making the regular weekly updates, it IS the holidays after all, and I'm enjoying my super super short vacation. We shall see though, as the last time I went into hiatus, I created and released a couple of comedy comics to pass the time when I got bored. Don't expect it though, with Modern Warfare 2, Final Fantasy XIII and my thesis all just around the corner, waiting to pounce.

Anyways, so I decided to make a simple character dossier of all the characters that appeared or were mentioned thus far. It's going to be really really text-y so I hope you bear with it for now. The stats might get updated in the future too, and I don't only mean upgrades. Certain events may occur that could cause a downgrade or a decrease in the relative strengths of some if not all of the characters in the fiction (foreshadowing? maybe...). That said, I tried to keep the stats as "balanced" as possible, meaning if a character was introduced as strong, I give it its due stats. I may also improve on the five bar system; my brother said I could've included speed, but I thought that it might be skewed too much in Kabuto's favor. We shall see though.

As for the epilogue, it was a real pain to shoot, with all the activity in our house currently. I had to sneak the shoots when my folks leave or during the wee hours of the day, but I guess it turned out okay. What do you think?

I had been planning on making a side comic series project that is more involved production wise, but it never came to be. We shall see though, as I do have a script in mind already (but I haven't really gotten into typing it down, maybe sometime soon). It would include some never before seen FIGMAs from my collection, and some of the rather impressive array of in-scale or almost in-scale weapons I never thought I had lying around (due to my previous forays into GUNPLA). Anyways, I guess look forward to it sometime in the future.

And with that, I will see you all on the next ride! And this time on the next chapter for reals!


Sunday, December 12, 2010

A Thousand Words Page 3

Have you ever heard of the saying "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder?" While it is true that beauty is subjective, and that as there are infinite beholders, there are infinite ways to define beauty, let me have a stab at my own. Beauty is not defined by outer appearances, neither is it the sum of the parts. Beauty is more akin to the personality, to character. Beauty is more akin to how, beyond the individual merits, the individual parts, there is something that draws you in, that pulls you close and that piques your interest.

After all, something is beautiful only if it catches your attention.

Subject: Dead Master
Manufacturer: Good Smile Company
Line: FIGMA (weapons used in the pictures did not come from the figure)
Series: Black Rock Shooter
Camera: Fujifilm Finepix S1000fd
Programs used: Photoshop (post editing)


Thursday, November 25, 2010

Ad Continuum Chapter 2 Episode 9

Episode 9 yay! Again, full view here.

A little behind the scenes if you may.

Or maybe not... Too sleepy and dizzy... Effects on this got me all worked up...

After three somewhat frustrating days of work on this comic, this is what I ended up with. I'm kinda satisfied with it, what do you think? Normally I'm not an effects kind of person (yeah right) but I use them when appropriate (like, almost everytime). Anyway, yeah, there.

This would be the last episode for Chapter 2. This weekends comics would be the chapter enders, then I'd try to upload Episode 1 of Chapter 3 by Tuesday of next week (Tuesday, um, Hong Kong time?). Also, I made a little mistake with the numbering of the previous 2 episodes. Those episodes were actually episode 5, this one is episode 6.

See you all on the next ride! And on the next chapter!


Sunday, November 14, 2010

Ad Continuum Chapter 2 Episode 8

Episode 8! Again, full view here.

A little behind the scenes if you may.

W pedo in frame 4!

Got nothing much to say actually, except maybe I'm planning to close this chapter in an episode or two. So yeah, I can still remember when I made my sentimental comments on ending chapter 1,and I feel like I'm inclined to do so again very very soon. I dunno. I'm babbling.

Some new stuff here, I've been testing out a new way of rendering electricity, which you would notice in frame 2. I'm not really sure if it works, so please leave a comment if you think it did or didn't and why. Also, I'm slowly drifting back to the more relaxed four or so frames per episode. I've been doing action packed multi-framed comics recently, and I don't really want it to get old real fast. Worry not, I'd use it again when the need arises!

That should be it, see you all on the next ride!


Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Disappearing Stars Yggdrasil City Level 10



SERRA: Hello... Anton?

ANTON: Serra...

SERRA: Anton! I've been waiting for your call. I thought you'd never call me!

ANTON: Sorry...

SERRA: Hey, don't worry about it. It's not often we get to talk to each other anymore, so lets not waste it on apologies okay? How long have we got? I hope the praetors were a little more fair this time, you deserve a time off...

ANTON: They gave me until the intersect... Around until eighteen forty five... Fifteen minutes...

SERRA: Eighteen forty five... That's with a twenty four hour clock right? Haha, clocks here in the research facility all run the revised twenty five hour system. It makes me miss living back there in Yggdrasil... With you...

ANTON: Yeah...

SERRA: How long has it been since I left? I've lost track of the hours and days, time here runs so differently from there...

ANTON: About half a year now... Six or so months? Sorry, I forgot already... It's been a long time since, and I really don't get to talk about it with anyone... I'm sorry...

SERRA: Aww, don't stress yourself out over the details...

ANTON: Yeah, I guess...

SERRA: I can't blame you... We can only call during the perigee of Luna 2 and Yggdrasil. It only happens every three or so months after all...

ANTON: Yeah...

SERRA: ... Anton...


SERRA: It's been... Lonely here... Without you...

ANTON: Haven't you made any friends yet?

SERRA: Haha, I did, I did. I made quite a bunch, all from different regions of Yggdrasil... All of them were forced to separate from their families too, ever since the stratification. I don't really understand why they had to move us here. Sure, we probably have higher mental capacities or whatever special stuff the praetors claim we have, but couldn't we just have continued studying in Yggdrasil? They could've just made a new place for us or something like that... After all, we just passed a stupid examination, that shouldn't make us too different from the rest of the inhabitants of Yggdrasil, am I right?

ANTON: Haha, you're probably right...

SERRA: Hey, I missed that!

ANTON: Missed what?

SERRA: Hearing you laugh! People here are way to serious...

ANTON: Is that so?

SERRA: Yeah... Oh, by the way, how's your exam preparations going? You are going to take the exam right? I really wish we could be together again...

ANTON: Oh... Serra, about that... It's just... How do I say this...

SERRA: Hmm? Any problems?

ANTON: It's just... Agh, how do I even begin saying this...

SERRA: Hey, if it's bothering you, don't worry about it! It's not that important...

ANTON: But it is! I have to tell it to you now, it's just that... I can't...

SERRA: Anton...


SERRA: Anton...

ANTON: Yeah?

SERRA: Could you raise your hand up for me? Raise it towards where Luna 2 is right now...

ANTON: O-okay...

SERRA: It's about time for the intersect. I want to be as close to you as possible. I know, it's silly. Even if you raise your hand up like that, we'd still be miles and miles apart... It's just that... I really... Want to reach out and... And... And hold you...

ANTON: Serra...

SERRA: I'm... I'm sorry. I couldn't help it. It's just that I miss you... A lot...

ANTON: Serra, please...

SERRA: Yeah... Sorry...

ANTON: You're... Making it even harder for me... Please... Stop crying...

SERRA: Sorry...

ANTON: Serra, listen... I... I guess I'd just have to tell this to you blunty... Please do not hate me Serra, but we... We can't be anymore!

SERRA: Huh? What do you mean?

ANTON: Serra, it's just that... Five years... Would be way too long... I'm sorry, I couldn't wait for you... I moved on Serra... It's my fault, I gave up... I'm... I'm sorry...


ANTON: Serra? Serra?!? Serra?!?


ANTON: Whoah... What the... What in the world is that light?


ANTON: Hello? Serra? Serra?!? Answer me please! Are you still there? Serra? Serra!



Monday, November 1, 2010

Ad Continuum Chapter 2 Episode 7

Episode 7! Buhhh... Anyway, full view here, as usual.

A little behind the scenes if you may.

So here's to the 7th episode of Chapter 2 of Ad Continuum. Still steadily improving, still trying out new styles. It's been fruitful thus far I would think, but I still have a lot more bases to cover, both art-wise and story-wise.

Yes, that is a 1 after the chapter title. The astute (hey, I've been using that word a lot, hehe) would say that there would be a part 2, and truly there would be. After this multipart episode concludes, I intend to end Chapter 2.

Also, I've been experimenting with new planning styles; I used a storyboard style on this one. The dialogues were a bit impromptu, but I sort of already had an idea what the characters would say. If I feel like it, I might upload a scan of the storyboard some time, maybe on one of the chapter enders.

That should be it, see you all on the next ride!


A Thousand Words Page 2

Each picture tells a story, in each, a thousand words. These are the only introductions you are going to need, and no, I do not say this out of pride, I say this because I wish for the images to take their own lives, without me having to explain or verbalize anything. May the pictures inspire you enough; enough for you to hear the stories they wish to share.

Subjects: Kamen Rider Double, Black Rock Shooter and Lelouch Lamperouge
Manufacturer: Bandai (Double) and Good Smile Company (BRS, Lelouch)
Line: S.H.Figuarts (Double) and FIGMA (BRS, Lelouch)
Series: Kamen Rider Double (Double), Black Rock Shooter (BRS), Code Geass (Lelouch)
Camera: Fujifilm Finepix S1000fd
Programs used: Photoshop (post editing)


Monday, October 25, 2010

Ad Continuum Chapter 2 Episode 6

The sixth episode of Chapter 2!. I've got my numbering scheme sorted out and I found out that yes, this is indeed the sixth comic, and last week was the fifth. Anyway, full view here, as usual.

A little behind the scenes if you may.

Nothing much to say here. I'm still experimenting on the battle scenes and so far, I've been mostly satisfied by the set-up you see above. I might adopt this for my other comics, but time will tell if I end up discovering something better.

I suppose you're interested (if ever you are) by the new SHF figure right about the fourth panel. Yeah, that's Kamen Rider W, as some of you may already know, and yes, he's quite rare. I got him for about 1800 PHP (about "I don't really know" in dollars) discounted; his original price is 2000 PHP, a testament to his "rareness" here. I suppose there are still some of this dude out there, but he is one of those toys which, either you get them now or suffer the consequences. I'd rather not.

I thought for sure W's joints and pose-ability would be better than Decade's (best SHF thus far). But to be honest, between his hard to swap hands and his freakishly scary scarf joint and rickety tight knee and hip joints, Decade's jointage is still miles ahead. I hope that opinion would change over time (maybe the joints would loosen up as I play with Double [and yes, I am playing with him now as I type this]), as Double is much better looking IMO than Decade. Anyway, I would see you all on the next ride!


Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Ad Continuum Chapter 2 Episode 5

The fifth (?) episode of Chapter 2!. Sorry, I myself am kinda lost at my own episode numbering scheme. Full view here.

A little behind the scenes if you may.

So yeah, Black Rock Shooter! I've also been waiting for her to arrive, as I have big plans for the little girl that could. As some of you might have known already, she comes with a boatload of accessories, each more exciting than the last. I am actually looking forward to utilizing some of those accessories, as they are as fun to pose as to play with.

Anyway, I tried something new with today's comic. I reduced the font size again but this time, I used oblong speech bubbles and I actually pen tooled (yay, new verb! wut?!?) the little hook. Strangely enough, I think it didn't take as much time as before for some reason, which is a good indicator that it's bound to stick (lazy old me). What do you think? Does it work?

Anyway, this has been a tiring comic to make. My left shift key is busted (I have to press hard, thus straining my pinky), I got on the wrong end of my folks' wrath again and it's about 1 AM here already. With that, I suppose I have nothing else to say but to see you on the next ride!


Sunday, October 10, 2010

Ad Continuum Chapter 2 Episode 4

Episode 4!. Full view here.

A little behind the scenes if you may.

I have finally begun stabilizing the posting schedule of my comic. I'm still trying to get used to it, so expect some comics to be less at par (but hopefully not) with my previous works. I'm also experimenting with a different font size, and a different way of framing. Most of my old comics, I noticed, were framed up close. I'm trying to vary this framing, and it seemed to me that I had to adjust my font sizes as well.

Anyway, my girlfriend asked me recently how I plan for my comics. Well, today I give you a little tidbit. Basically I plan everything in notepad, describing the scenes within the frames with keywords that would make me recall the idea I had in mind for that frame. Then I follow it up with the dialogue I put in it, with comments in case I need to remember some other stuff. Call it a comic skeleton. Wouldn't you like to see one? Well, how's about I show you the comic plan for today's comic?

-------- FRAME 1 -------
Scene: Koizumi getting up, Nagato kneeling beside him.
Koizumi: I don't remember much... What happened? Why are you here?
Nagato: I found you unconscious. You were barely breathing. I brought you here.

-------- FRAME 2A ------
Scene: Focus on Nagato about to sit down away from Koizumi
Koizumi: Ugh... My head hurts.
Nagato: It would be unwise to get up. Your level of injury was close to fatal.

-------- FRAME 2B ------
Scene: Focus on Koizumi, looking down at his condition.
Nagato: I had to perform... Manipulations.
Koizumi: I see...

-------- FRAME 3 -------
Scene: Koizumi talking with Nagato
Koizumi: You haven't answered my question. Why are you here?
Nagato: I do not have an answer to your inquiry.
Koizumi: I see...
Nagato: However

-------- FRAME 4 -------
Scene: Koizumi, surprised.
Koizumi: However?
Nagato: There is only one plausible explanation.
Koizumi: And that is?
Nagato: She is probably here.

Nice eh? Well, I must admit, its far less than how most other comic writers would, and this method of planning may evolve the more comics I create. Anyway, see you all on the next ride! And oh! I've created a comic reader for Ad Continuum, but it's in the alpha version, so don't expect much. Visit it here!


Tuesday, October 5, 2010


The roles are cast, the stage is set
The music plays, there's no regret
It's time to dance, the dance of death

The masks we don, our faces obscured
Pretentious eyes are all that's spurred
The emotions race, it's time we purled

An exchange of glances, o maiden true
Our hearts they seem, to misconstrue
But then again, I do not know you

And when its time, to turn and dip
The masks we don, shall fall and slip
The time has come, we fall asleep


Monday, October 4, 2010

Ad Continuum Chapter 2 Episode 3

Third episode of Chapter 2!. Full view here.

A little behind the scenes if you may.

This marks the end of the dream mini-arc of Ad Continuum. Hopefully you've been able to follow the story somehow, especially since I started off Chapter 2 with the said mini-arc. If in case you find something confusing, shoot me a comment below. You may also want to try rereading the last 3 comics, hopefully they would provide some sort of answer. I'd try to address any non-plot specific questions, hopefully in good form, as I know that comics and other forms of visual storytelling are not supposed to be explained.

Anyway, in case you were wondering what's up with the early update, well, actually... Everything else were just late XD. From here on in, I'd try to update on weekends, worse comes to worst on a Monday morning (+8 GMT). This is to make way for my other tasks, and a new little mini project that I want to create.

And as promised, we have a new character debut. Say hello to Nagato, more on her on the next ride!


Saturday, October 2, 2010

Ad Continuum Chapter 2 Episode 2

Second episode of Chapter 2!. Full view here.

A little behind the scenes if you may.

I think I'm getting more used to working in Photoshop effects in my comics, although not necessarily better. This one took a while still, but it took a relatively shorter amount of time I think in terms of the amount of effects I used and editing that I had to do. What took most of the time here is figuring out how I should lay-out the fight scenes in the middle panels. Not perfect yet by a long shot yet I think, I'd still try to figure out better ways of laying out fight scenes, but it's a start I guess. What do you think?

My updates are still off and skewed, but I'd really try to make it more regular. As for the new figure I promised, well, she didn't make it here, but she would very very soon, I hope...

Anyway, see you all on the next ride! And maybe, just maybe, someone new will see you!

PS: This BTW is obviously an homage to my favorite Kamen Rider Decade scene. Dimension punch FTW!


Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Ad Continuum Chapter 2 Episode 1

As promised, I have a double update today. This is the first episode of Ad Continuum Chapter 2. Full view here. To see the other half of this double update, click here.

A little behind the scenes if you may.

So at last the time has finally come for me to pick up where I left off. Last time we saw Koizumi getting pummeled to the ground by a mysterious rider. Now we see him face off against the legendary Decade, at least in a dream anyway.

The effects again took forever, and my Photoshop and laptop slowing down doesn't help solve that problem. Still, I think I did a pretty okay job, what do you think? This is actually an homage to the very iconic scene in Decade where Kuuga Ultimate faces off against Decade. It's one of the first scene's you'd see in the series, and for me is the ultimate Decade scene (pardon the pun, if you noticed it).

Anyways, the S.H.Figuarts Decade is a new acquisition, but it's not alone. It came with something else. You'd see it hopefully in the next comic, if I indeed decide to put her in. Murakami Night probably knows what I'm talking about, hehe. Speaking of next comic, I'd try to make the comic updates more regular, maybe one new comic every weekends, Mondays in case the effects or Photoshop become a pain in the rear end again.

Anyway, see you all on the next ride!


Ad Continuum Files Exhibit B

Exhibit B at last! Full view here.

A little behind the scenes if you may.

After a not so long (I think) hiatus, fifthStitch is back babeh! And this time with a double update! I'd be uploading a new comic very soon so watch out for it. I also edited Exhibit A of the Ad Continuum Files. Upon closer inspection, I made a bunch of typographical errors, so I corrected them and made a bunch of other changes for consistency's sake. You can view Exhibit A here.

Anyways, nothing much to say here, except for the fact that this ends the first chapter of Ad Continuum. For all my readers out there, I know there aren't very plenty of you, but it was a fun run. I had to learn how to photograph, edit and layout, and doing so was a blast! I'm really seeing myself now collecting more FIGMAs and SHFs and making comics out of them, in fact, I've been having crazy ideas for some new comics! I would have to put all those on hold though, as I'd really like to focus on Ad Continuum.

I'm not setting any expectations for Chapter 2, except that I would put all that I have learned thus far into making it. Would you believe I've gone from automatic settings photography to manual settings photography over the course of Chapter 1? I didn't even think I could make it this far! Anyway, yeahp, that should be it, lest I count the chicks before they hatch. I'd try to make Ad Continuum more involved story-wise so I guess that's something to look forward to. So for now...

I'd see you all on the next ride... to Chapter 2!


Sunday, September 12, 2010

A Thousand Words Page 1

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Every image tells a story, and in every story is a soul that dances among the words, caressing the mind and eliciting thought. It weaves ideas, emotions and sensations that the story teller wishes to express; each tableau of colors is a window to another world.

Thus, A Thousand new Words are born with each click of the shutter.

Welcome to my new "literary" project. I call it literary because really, photography is simply an extension of the literary art that deals with the abstract. Literature for me, after all, is not limited to words or sentences but extends to all media that takes the beholder to a different world, a different dimension. Literature lies as much in the sight of butterfly as in a story about a butterfly, with each telling their own story only through a different medium.

Alright, enough of the literary pleasantries. A thousand words, if you can comprehend my excuse for an artsy introduction, is my excuse for a picspam. You see, I am as interested in photography as in literature (and as I said, I really cannot differentiate the two). While I can't say I have a talent for any of those (and besides, even if I did, they're not really mine, they're only on a temporary loan from God above), I do love taking and editing pictures, so bear with me if you find my techniques amateurish and novice. Still, a little loving would be much appreciated.

I would normally just post pictures of my growing Figma, Revoltech and SHFiguarts collection, but I could also post some other stuff I find scantly artistic. In case the photos are figure related (which they most would be), you'd probably find it in Murakami Night's blog too. Anyways, enough of that, you came here for the pictures, so pictures it would be. I've got three to show today, taken yesterday I think. I'd leave some stats below, comment me if you want to see some other stats.

Subjects: Kamen Rider Decade and Yuki Nagato
Manufacturer: Bandai (Decade) and Good Smile Company (Nagato)
Line: S.H.Figuarts (Decade) and FIGMA (Nagato)
Series: Kamen Rider Decade (Decade) and Haruhi Suzumiya no Yuutsu (Nagato)
Camera: Fujifilm Finepix S1000fd
Programs used: Photoshop (post editing)

Higher resolution pictures are available in my deviant art account.


Monday, August 30, 2010

Alternative: Null Memory

"Null Memory you say?" a worried, albeit handsome voice exclaimed.

"Yes, the look-up says it should be possible, extant even." replied his quirky partner.

"That... Can't be. The driver requires two souls to operate... But the Null Memory..."

"Will negate the requirement of the second soul. In short, I don't have to participate in this pointless exercise, am I right Shoutaro?"

I would never have thought he would find it. While it's true that he did inherit all the knowledge on Earth in that quaint brain of his, this "Null Memory" shouldn't even be... Real.

It's just not possible...

"So Shoutaro, find it already..."


"The Null Memory. Find it already."

"You can't be serious Philip." I said to him in reply, visibly annoyed from his persistence.

"Oh but I am. I never wanted to be part of this... Waste of energy. I should be concentrating on harnessing the Planet's Bookshelf. Did you know that once the Spaniards discovered that the Earth itself is round, the prices of transportation to areas of significant distance from Europe diminished greatly? The mere knowledge itself triggered a worldwide revolution!"

"Eh?" I replied, more out of exasperation than out of the fact that I didn't understand a word of what he just said.

"Knowledge is all there is Shoutaro. Nothing more, nothing else."

Philip, as genius as he is already, is the inheritor of the Planet's Bookshelf, a library of literally all the knowledge there is on the planet. History, Geography, even the individual biographies of everyone who had ever lived or is currently living could be found in the bookshelves, and Philip has access to all of them. His mind of course would not be able to handle all this information, and he has to perform look-ups on specific topics to harness the infinite knowledge found in the library. This is invaluably useful, but look-ups could get very addictive to knowledge-hungry Philip, which in turn annoys me to no end.

 "Shoutaro. Please. I'm serious..." he said, opening the door to his secret room behind our excuse for a detective agency headquarters.


"I don't want to fight anymore." he continued, slamming the door as he finished the sentence.

"Find the Null Memory Shoutaro. Please."

His voice sounded hollow coming from the other side of the door. Was he merely consumed by his addiction, or was this what he wanted all along?


Sunday, August 22, 2010


"Shiine, I would so love to have our old family back..."

"Yes mistress, so would I. Unfortunately..."

"Unfortunately that bitch Riiya seems to think otherwise!"

"Ye-yes mistress..."

"Shiine, will you kindly show our guest the way out."

"Yes mistress Chacha."

That dream again. It's been haunting me ever since Aiushtha saved me from certain death. She says she isn't in her full capacity, but her healing is remarkably potent. I shudder at how effective she would be when she's at "full capacity" as she claimed she used to be. It's been only three days and I already feel like I could take down an army of city dwellers!

She has graciously allowed me to live with her in her desolate hut. I don't recognize any of the surroundings, except maybe the river that runs right through the city she has chose to live in. To be honest though, I think I could sympathize with her. I too am a stranger in a city made of stone, or once was and twice now. Naivety made me think that I could be a guardian, a protector. Reality brought me down, especially that of Chacha and Shiine.

They have both grown up, but something did not feel right with them now that I think about it. It's as if, they haven't aged as much as I expected they would have. Ten years may not be much, but from the looks of them, they seemed younger than expected. Maybe it's just me; I hope it's just me.

Be that correct or not, one thing's for sure. Dark magick had corrupted both of them, thriving on the souls of the living to extend their own lives and their own potentials. It would explain the many disappearances in Mochi Mochi before the eventual disappearance of my master and caretaker, but I cannot help but doubt. They are my friends after all, or at least they used to be. Now, I just... Don't know...

What should I do...


"So he's here, huh?"


"So our precious Riiya is here? Bitch! How dare you steal him from us?!?"


"Mistress, shall we end her life?"




Sunday, August 8, 2010

Of Pertaining to Comedy: Episode 5

I understand completely...

Sorry. I couldn't help it. The photographs were asking for it. I merely answered the call. Photos are from Murakami Night


Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Alternative: Death Note Interlude - Synesthesia

"Have you heard of that cursed MP3 floating around the Internets lately?"

"Eh? I've heard of it. Message boards everywhere are abuzz with it, but I don't really think it's real..."

"Well, I think you might just change your opinion after what I found out last night..."

"I bet it's just rumors..."

"Somebody just died. A friend of an internet acquaintance."

"And let me guess. Heart attack?"


"Eh? Why are you laughing? Someone just died. Of a heart attack. While listening to the cursed MP3!"

"Haha, but that's what all the rumors are saying. You aren't seriously believing that shit now are you?"

"Huh? But it's real! I mean, my friend wouldn't lie to me, and why lie about the death of another friend?"


"No no no, it's for real, I'm sure of it!"

"Hahaha, whatever man!"

"But there's evidence! This friend of mine uploaded a recording of their last conversation. They were playing some MMO, chatting via VoIP. About a few minutes in, his friend just suddenly made grunting noises, followed by the faint sound of someone falling over. My friend naturally joked about it but all he got were what seemed to be distressed breaths. It was creepy..."

"Hahaha, well, whatever, I still don't believe that shit. I mean, there's no way someone could get a heart attack from listening to a cursed MP3, and besides, wouldn't the police or at least the media find out about this? It's all bull shit man!"


"Bull shit! And I'm having none of it, now come on, we have a class in five minutes."


Friday, July 23, 2010

Disappearing Stars Level 4


In compliance with District Governor Shuhei Smith’s directive, and as my account to the events that happened at around 600 hours today, this is District B resident Dan Manson’s report.

Would that do sir?

Okay sir. As mentioned it happened at 600 hours today. It’s really hard to describe. The beginning sir? Okay sir. I was in my apartment at District B. Pardon sir? Ah, yes sir, I’m a scholar sir, as are everyone in District B. Wh-where do I practice? Um… In… Grand Central University sir… Yes sir! I know the rule sir! Only those from District A can atten- Yes sir, yes sir… I will forfeit sir…

Of course sir, I would continue right away sir. As I was saying, I was in my apartment at District B, studying and preparing for tomorrow’s classes. I was in one of the upper rooms sir, so I had a clear view of the city. Anyway, I was actually reading when the incident happened. I wasn’t able to witness how it begun, but it was hard not to notice. The law prohibits regulars from being involved in the affairs outside our daily course of actions, but I just couldn’t contain my interest. Yes, I know that is what the walls are for, but as a scholar…

Yes, I know sir. It wouldn’t happen again sir. I’ll take better caution next time sir.

Describe it? Well, I can only call what I saw as a very bright column of light. It seemed to come from a hole in the sky, which in itself is hardly even believable. I’ve heard of rogue planes encountering invisible barriers in the sky, but those are all urban legends told by crazy fear-mongers. But I couldn’t mistake what I saw, and what I saw was a hole in the sky, probably punctured by the column of light. It was very brief though sir; it ended no sooner than it had begun.

And it happened very close to where I was sir! It was weird though that I never felt any shockwave. I was braced for impact, or at least I thought I was, but none came; it was the most peculiar thing! After the column disappeared, I resisted taking a peek at the damage zone, knowing full well that I already broke the law once that day and I won’t break it a second time. But again sir, my curiosity took hold of me, and I just couldn’t resist.

What did I saw? Well, it seemed as if… The column of light punched through the ground, leaving a gaping wide hole. All the gas pipes and supply lines were broken, with substances leaking and screeching with a fury. But it wasn’t just that sir. Beneath those layers of broken pipes, I saw… Well, I cannot really understand why but… There seemed to be… people.

Yes sir, I’m sorry sir, I would hurry up sir. Anyway, as I was saying, there were people. They were all in a panicked fit, running off from where the column of light seemed to have punctured a similar hole in their ground. I tried peering in deeper, but that’s when the mop-ups showed up, cordoning off the site and covering it up. I know it was futile, but I didn’t want to further incarcerate myself, so I decided against peering any further.

And that’s about it sir. Around three hours later, your people showed up and brought me here.

Yes sir, I understand sir. I wouldn’t te-



Saturday, July 17, 2010

Ad Continuum Files Exhibit A

Episode 6? Full view here. Not!

A little behind the scenes if you may.

So after my one week hiatus, I only was able to whip up a filler comic. This comic has truly gone downhill... Not! In case you weren't tuned in to my personal blog, I am currently unable to move the plot forward until I get my hands on something I've been wanting to obtain for a long time now. So for now, and I guess for the next two weeks, I'd just be making a little comic dossier of sorts, beginning with the part 1 of the story thus far.

It's not all that bad though. I'm also working in new effects into old shots, like the new esper fireball effect seen here. I must admit, looking at the shots and panels I made before, I might have indeed improved, but I give credit to where it's due. I have to thank some good friends of mine who put up with my constant pestering, asking for help on rendering effects and such. Thanks Teters, Patrick and of course, my love, Kass!

So there. That should be it for today. See you again on the next ride!


Sunday, July 11, 2010

Mobile Attraction

“Quick, make a left! Now dodge that car! Oh no, we’re gonna crash!”

“Aww man, could you please just keep quiet? I’m trying to concentrate here!”

“Hmmp, fine. Just ‘cuz I’m better at you doesn’t mean you get to bitch about it!”

Then we’d argue for hours, well, until she left anyway. She’d go to her home right across ours, we’d eat dinner, maybe do some homework, then we’d find ourselves chatting over the phone like we haven’t met in years. Of course, those phone chats would always end up with us arguing as to who is better at this game or that.

Back then, I always thought of her as annoying and boyish. She’s about as tall as me, and just about a little thinner. She’s not much of a looker, but she does have her good angles; although, being as she would almost always wear boy clothes, it wouldn’t be as apparent. Either that or the fact that she had also kicked the ass of every major bully in town, at least to my recollection.

“Hey! I demand a rematch!”

“Aren’t you tired of getting your ass handed to you? Hahaha!”

“Bug off, this time I’d win for sure…”

But I won’t. It’s funny now that I think about it; I never really won any serious games against her back then. She’d do just that, hand me my ass, but that didn’t deter me from trying. And I’d keep on losing and losing until my thumbs grew tired.

It’d go on like this from elementary through high school. She’d come over, we’d play some games, she’d beat me in every one of them, then she’d go home. We still had our phone chats, but we outgrew our landline phones in favour of mobile ones. That’s when we’d chat till past midnight in hushed tones so we won’t get caught. We tried SMS, but it just wasn’t the same, and we’d always end up calling each other anyway.

“Hey, you’re not going to sleep yet?”

“I dunno. I still wanna talk with you…”

“Haha, but we’ve talked about everything!”

And yes, we would. We’d invent games and ask silly questions just so we could talk on and on over our mobiles. This became especially true on rainy days or on very busy days when she couldn’t come over. Sometimes, when we really couldn’t think of anything to talk about, we’d just lie down in our bedrooms and breathe ourselves to sleep.

“Wow, it’s getting rainy outside…”

“Yeah… Do you mind if… I stay with you here for a while? I don’t… Really want to go home yet…”

“Um, I guess it’s fine…”

I still remember how her soft skin felt that time. Nobody was home except for the two of us; my mom and dad were still at work, stranded by the rain. Her parents were also at work, and after calling her on her mobile to check whether she’s safe, they just told her to stay over till the rain stopped. We really didn’t know how it ended up that way, but it felt so natural being with each other the way we did.

We found ourselves going up to my second floor bedroom, sharing a bed meant for one. The rain muffled our voices, our hushed breaths betraying the emotions and sensations we were sharing. It wasn’t about the ruffled sheets or the mind numbing pleasure, but it was about something else, something words cannot even begin to describe. It was pure emotion, pure sensation, a pure and innocent union of souls.

“Hey, the rain stopped…”


“Aren’t you… Going home yet?”

The following morning, she didn’t come over to visit. At first I thought maybe she’s just busy with something, but the memories of the previous day lingered in my mind. I was torn between pleasure and guilt, between bliss and regret. I got worried but I had chores to do, so I fought through my day, eager for evening -and the opportunity to talk to her- to arrive.

I tried calling her landline number, but no one picked up. I tried several times, but seeing that the results wouldn’t be any different, I tried her mobile instead.

“The number you dialled is out of coverage area.”

I tried again. I received the same pre-recorded message. I kept trying and trying, but I kept receiving the same pre-recorded message.


Saturday, July 10, 2010

Alternative: In Due Time Finale

The earth around them danced, painting streaks of colours across the once empty cove. Flashes of the past spun and weaved about, reminding Kagome of the memories she would never have.

“We have arrived.”

Inu No Taishou, the father of both Inu Yasha and Sesshoumaru, was once a powerful demon lord known throughout all of Feudal Japan; it stands to reason that his power is coveted by his elder son and heir, Sesshoumaru. But fate wouldn’t be kind to the silver-haired demon, as for some reason unbeknownst to him; it would be his brother, Inu Yasha the half-demon, who would inherit his father’s “greatest” treasure.

Today was the day he did.

“How dare you defile the tomb of my father!” shouted the younger of the two.

The full demon grinned. He knew his plan had worked, and was moments away from taking revenge on both his insolent half-brother and his equally insolent partner. Immediately he pressed an all out attack, catching Inu Yasha off guard.

“I’ve waited so many years for this…” said the elder demon.

“If you’re referring to me kicking your ass, then me too!” yelled his brother, completely unaware if what was about to unfold.

The pair traded blows, with Sesshoumaru easily outmatching and outclassing Inu Yasha. The former dodged the latter’s every blow, while connecting blows of his own, drawing blood. With surgical precision, the elder hacked at his younger brother’s body, eschewing swift death for slow, painful agony.

Of course Inu Yasha was unfazed.

“You bastard!” panted Inu Yasha, his breath short and shallow. For a moment the fighting seized, both warriors catching their breaths, but mostly just Inu Yasha.

“As much as I enjoy toying with you, little brother, I have other things to attend to here. I would have to put your slaughter on hold for a while.”

“Don’t you dare!”

Inu Yasha charged at his elder brother, claws at the ready. Sesshoumaru mirrored his brother’s move, but as soon as the two collided, the elder swerved deftly to one side, sending Inu Yasha flying through the force of his own attack. Sesshoumaru continued charging, aiming for a different target.

“Kagome!” shouted the half-demon, pulling himself up, blood dripping from his wounds.

Too late. Sesshoumaru was already inches away from Kagome.

“Pesky little girl. If you hadn’t drawn the sword, I wouldn’t have been in a perpetual state of misery. Now I’m going to remove you from history to prevent that event from ever happening. Die!”


Claw met layers of sinew and flesh. Ribbons of blood danced in the air, as Sesshoumaru’s attack found its mark.

“Ka- Kagome…”

“Inu Yasha!” Kagome coughed. Blood spilled from her mouth.

The elder demon’s strike unexpectedly found not one but two targets. At the very last moment, Inu Yasha used his body to shield the young girl. Unfortunately…

“I’m sorry… Kagome…” said the bloodied half-demon, his weakness betraying his sincerity.

“No… Inu Yasha… Why… I don’t understand…” replied Kagome, equally weak.

Sesshoumaru shrugged, drawing his claws back from the two of them, sending both plummeting to the ground. The half-demon took hold of Kagome; a futile attempt to safeguard her from the fall. He fell back first, catching Kagome on top of him.

For a while, the injured pair didn’t move. They both felt the elder demon’s poison seeping through their veins, worsening their already terrible states.

“Somehow…” Inu Yasha broke the silence.

He limply placed his arm around Kagome.

“I don’t know why… I don’t even give a damn about you… But somehow…”

“Inu Yasha…” beads of tears began to form on Kagome’s eyes, pushing herself off from him.

“It feels like… If we’ve spent… Some more time together…”

“Inu Yasha… Please… No more…” Kagome used the last of her strength to crawl herself forward, resting her hand on her beloved half-demon’s cheek.


Their lips met. She’d say it felt nice and he would have scolded her for it if they could.


Alternative: In Due Time Part 2

“Whe- where am I?” she asked.

“So you’re awake.” replied the silver-haired demon.

Immediately the girl began to struggle, which of course did not sit well with her captor. Immediately he drew in close, so close she can feel his breath against her face, sending her body in a state of frozen panic.

“You do bear an uncanny resemblance to her don’t you? No wonder Inu Yasha has fallen head over heels for you…”

She couldn’t say anything. She tried but no word came out. Every muscle of her paralyzed body opposed her, fearing for dear life.

The silver-haired demon stepped away.

“You shouldn’t struggle Kagome; it’s only going to make the journey much more difficult for you.”

Sesshoumaru pulled the accursed hourglass out from his kimono, holding it in front of Kagome.

“I don’t suppose you know what this is? This artefact used to belong to Jikan, the demon of time. Many times he was able to escape death by using this artefact, which gave him the ability to travel back in time.”

Kagome didn’t really give a damn. As soon as she could, she began struggling again against her bindings. Sesshoumaru simply smiled; after all, it wasn’t like she was going anywhere anytime soon.

“Indulge me for a minute, I just love the hopeless expressions humans make when they know they cannot do anything to stop something that’s right in front of them…” he said, stepping closer towards Kagome once again.

“The moment I turn this hourglass, we go back in time to any point I wish to. We immediately take the place of our former selves back then, continuing to live from that point on. In short, it would be as if the future didn’t happen at all, but the memory of your unlived future would still linger.”

Kagome’s eyes widened at the thought. Sango, Miroku, Shippo, even that perverted flea demon Myouga; all the time they shared and spent together would disappear. What if she never gets to meet them again this time around? What if…

A wave of fear and panic struck her.

“Yes, that’s right. Even the time you spent with your beloved Inu Yasha.” he said, turning the hourglass over.


Alternative: In Due Time Part 1

The silver-haired demon raised the possessed hourglass triumphantly. His lips formed a subtle smile; a sadistic, gleeful, almost dangerous smile.

“Jikan, demon of time, your power is mine at last. Now my revenge would be complete. I only need one more piece…”

Feudal era Japan is rife with myths and legends; of demons ruling vast territories and of shrine maidens protecting villagers against them. It was a peculiar time indeed, but amongst all these peculiarities lay a peculiarity most peculiar of all.

“Give her back you scumbag!” yelled the younger half-demon.

“And why would I do that little brother?” mocked the elder full-demon.

The weight of the half-demon’s sword made the ground shake, but it found nothing else to hit. The elder sibling deftly dodged the demonic blade.

The younger half-demon was not deterred. He kept on striking and striking, each slash coming dangerously close against his under matched adversary. It was as if the elder demon was playing a dangerous game of tag against his younger brother; ever teasing but never really allowing his blade to touch. Not even a strand of his flowing silver hair was disturbed. All this while carrying his unconscious female captive over his shoulder.

Then he stopped playing.

“Foolish little brother.” he said, blocking the sword with his bare hand. “How many times must you experience defeat before surrendering to it?”

The younger half-demon was sent flying with one powerful swing, heavy sword and all.

“Do not worry; I do not intend to kill her yet.”

“Sesshoumaru, you basta-“ he was stopped in mid-sentence. Slowly the lights faded out on him.

Sesshoumaru drew his fist from his brother’s gut, now a few inches deeper than where it was supposed to be.

“Farewell, Inu Yasha…”


Saturday, July 3, 2010

Ad Continuum Episode 5

Episode 5! Full view here.

A little behind the scenes if you may.

Just who the hell is Kabuto? Well, you'd have to wait and see. This concludes the Kabuto mini-arc, next comic we'll visit an old realm, where we'll see Itsuki get his ass handed to him. Or will we?

Again, all the effects took a lot of time, so I apologize for posting this late. I also had a hard time coming up with a good enough Rider Kick pose. Doing this and last week's comic was a big learning process for me, since it's the first time I posed my figures into action poses (and dynamic ones too).

So there. I've got nothing much to say, and I'm already incredibly tired so see you on the next ride!


Saturday, June 26, 2010

Ad Continuum Episode 4 Part 2

Here goes part 2 as promised! Full view here.

A little behind the scenes if you may.

I apologize this came out a little later than expected. The Kabuto Rider Kick effect took FOREVER to research and make! It's not the best effect, I must admit (my favorite is still the RX henshin) but I think it gets the job done quite well. What do you think?

Here's a video for reference:

So there. I've got nothing much to say, and I'm already incredibly tired so see you on the next ride!


Friday, June 25, 2010

Ad Continuum Episode 4 Part 1

Move over, here comes episode 4! Full view here.

And as mentioned, this is just part 1!

A little behind the scenes if you may.

So this one's a little late right? Well, it's cuz I went to Toycon 2010, and let me tell you, was it a blast. Not as great as I was expecting, probably I hyped myself up too much, but it was still okay. I'd have to be honest though, I didn't come for the toys as much as I did for the cosplay. Ironically enough, there weren't much great cosplay anyway, though I did see all of my female Tekken Army (Lili, Asuka and Alisa) so I guess it's not really that bad.

Anyways, I did pay 100 pesos for the entrance fee, so I was hell bent on making the most out of it. How you may ask? Why, by making comics of course! They're all in vernacular though, so if I have any foreign readers, I hope you don't mind.

That's wolverine down there BTW

The busts were kinda creepy, but not as creepy as the dismembered flash head...

In a previous pic, his eyes were somehow still lit up

This sunflower was the cutest fig from Toycon 2010

Well, there you go! Part 2 comes out tomorrow. See you on the next ride!


Friday, June 18, 2010

Of Pertaining to Comedy: Episode 4

So here comes Episode 4. I think. Click here for the full view.

Before you hack me to death with a baseball bat, let me explain.

So today was a really really special day for me, since I got to spend some quality time with a person who is very near and dear to me. And while I try to think of anything to build up the suspense before I finally reveal where we went, I fail, so let me just put it straight. We went to the Manila Ocean Park. Manila friggin' Ocean Park!

It was the most fun I ever had in ages! I'm sure there's probably something wrong with me if the most fun I had in ages involved watching fish swim in a tank, but well, yeah... The most fun I had in ages involved watching fish (and jellyfish!) swim inside a bunch of tanks. I also got to see a crocodile, and some crabs eating shreds of shrimp, so I guess I'm not really that dysfunctional. Am I? (Of course you are, you made a comic out of a photo of some jellyfishes you idiot!)

All kidding aside, the Manila Ocean Park visit was pretty fun! I have so much to say but I can't capture them in words that aren't "OOOOOH" and "AAAAAH" right now, so I would probably let the feeling simmer before I blog anything. Then I would forget to or refuse to because I'm too lazy, so the blog would never get written anyway. But it seriously was boatloads of fun! I especially like the gigantic aquarium with a tunnel you cross under. Those friggin manta rays are awesum! And creepy, to be honest.

The jellyfish you see in the comic were part of the Jellies, Dancing Sea Faeries exhibit, which would actually cost you extra just to see (apart from the admission cost of the Oceanarium, the main attraction of the Manila Ocean Park). I suppose this comic is just me making the most out of that extra cost, but it was all worth it. I dunno if you can call it Zen or whatever, but watching jellies loll about in some wall mounted or pillar shaped tank while listening to classical music really busts away stress, and I will tell you, I've got loads of stress to bust.

Anyway, for those who cannot understand the native vernacular of my country (Filipino), "Pangit" is an adjective which means anything from plain old "Ugly" or hideously "Vile" (yeah, Filipino words are like that, although I'm pretty sure there's a better Filipino word for vile). It can also serve as an insult when hurled at someone. Which would be kind of an unfortunate thing in Jellyfish world since, you know, you tend to all look alike, being the product of asexual reproduction. Here's just me saying, I'm sorry for all the jellyfishes I might have hurt with that statement.

There, anyway, see you in the next ride!


Monday, June 14, 2010

Ad Continuum Episode 3

Episode 3 at last! Full view here.

A little behind the scenes if you may.

The light effects on this was a PAIN! My laptop was lagging a lot, merely opening a picture took the best of forever! Each painful nudge, each tedious opacity adjustment, it takes a little out of yourself you know? Meh, but I guess I'm just over dramatizing here. I think it did the job well though, what do you think?

I have to give credit to where credit is due though, I asked helped from a friend who goes by the name of mutated*insert cute/weird animal name in all caps here* in plurk, otherwise known as Teters. The rainbow-like color of the light emanating from the kingstone? Yeahp, she was the one who came up with how to do that! All of the light effects in this strip were based from the RX henshin sequence from Kamen Rider Decade. I was amazed that by simply showing her the short and extremely pixelated video clip in youtube, she was able to come up with an idea on how to do that rainbow color effect. Thanks Tetets!

Anyways, so there, see you on the next ride! Which hopefully would be every Wednesdays and Fridays. Just me hoping.


Monday, June 7, 2010

Alternative: Death Note chapter 1

To say the "clatter of keys" would be terribly offensive to the brown-haired youth. To him, it's not clatter...

It's conquest, the promise of another silent victory in the making.

It’s been barely an hour since the official worldwide release of Microsoft's new operating system, Windows 9. Filled with all the features you'd need from an operating system (and a bucket load of unnecessary ones) “Nine”, as the OS had been affectionately nicknamed, certainly is the next big thing from Microsoft. Practically everyone in the planet had been waiting for its release, with not a few die-hard fans spending nights camping on the streets just to ensure that they would be one of the first in the world to nab themselves a copy. Of course, there is always an exception to the rule.

For Light, "Nine" is just another victim.

"Impressive... The level of security on this thing is better than anything I've ever laid my hands on. Although..." Light snarled. "Nothing truly original... Boring to say the least…"

Not unknown to many, there exists an underground community of software hackers loosely referred to as the “warez” community. Members of these community attempt to bypass the security features of commercial software and release them as a free alternative to the real thing. Whilst some would call this activity piracy; members of the community prefer calling it "software sharing".

The holy grail of this community is the "0 day", a complete software hack on the same day of the software's official release. Sometimes, the hacked version can also be released simultaneously with the software, with some members having obtained leaked post production but pre distribution copies by hacking into FTP servers, SVN services or by the use of insiders or moles. This can only be accomplished, of course, by those extremely skilled in the craft, and quite a few people have made a name for themselves by achieving a 0 day.

One such name is Light.

The clatter of keys continued, pausing every once in a while just to have it start again with a fury.

Software hacking, at its core, is not that difficult of a concept to understand. Anybody with background knowledge on software development and software security could in theory hack into a program. It's just a matter of locating security locks and developing bypasses for them. This is accomplished by using de-compilation programs to reverse engineering the binary or executable file of the program itself.

Think of a program as a tree, with many branches leading to more branches, eventually leading to an end somewhere. Each decision point during the lifetime of the program’s execution is a branch of this tree. A common example would be a dialog box with an Ok and a Cancel button. Clicking on one button will lead you to one branch in the tree, which will trigger an action that could lead to more branches, eventually leading you somewhere.

Among all of these branches though, there exist a few special ones that handles security. These branches prevent the program from running if it was obtained illegitimately. An example of these special branches would be Serial Key inputs or the need for an original CD to run. By trimming off these branches and grafting in new specially crafted ones, a hacker can bypass the program’s security and thus disable them, allowing anyone to run the software without the need to purchase an original.

Light just so happens to be especially good at spotting and trimming these branches, and grafting in new ones. Exceptionally good.

The clatter of keys was interrupted by three sharp knocks on the door of the otherwise ordinary room. This was followed by an equally interrupting eager voice of a little girl.

"Light? Light? Are you there?"

"Sayu, not now, I’m kinda busy."

"But you promised you'd help me study for my exams tomorrow..."

"Did I?"

"Well... I remember you-"

The opening door caught little Sayu unawares.

"I'd help you study in a minute, but not now please, I have a project that I need to finish."

"Hmph, fine, but if you don't I'm telling mom."

When he's not busy cracking software and sharing them in his own FTP download server equipped with security that would make the mainframe of the US Department of Defence look like a child's playpen, Light is busy being the nation’s top student. An exemplar in all aspects, he is skilled in everything you put him in, be it academics or athletics; to call him a genius would be an understatement. Incidentally, not a few women have shown interest in him; intelligence, athleticism and the looks to match does have its perks.

Sayu is Light’s little sister. Though she often annoys Light with her constant pleas and whines, she is extremely proud of her brother. She looks up to him as an example and as far as she can remember, had always shared a strong bond with him; with their father often away due to his work as the local Chief of Police and their mother almost always busy with household chores, he is the often the only one she could talk to at home.

The clattering of keys had stopped. A few quick clicks were followed by a triumphant albeit nonchalant yawn. The brown-haired youth checked his wristwatch.

"Still have a few minutes before dinner…” Light sighed, no more excitedly, “Better check on Sayu."


Sunday, June 6, 2010

Ad Continuum Episode 2

Ah, the wonders of over-productivity, today you get not one but two comic pages!. Click here for the full view of the first one, and here for the full view of the second one.

A little behind the scenes if you may.

Fans of the komikos timeline, don't despair. I also have a comic outlined already for komikos (actually around 2 or 3) but I felt the need to advance the ad continuum plot for now, since the first episode left so many unanswered questions (like these two episodes won't [angry]). I hope these two comic pages help answer some of those!

The reason why I made two (apart from my laziness to actually do anything else) is because if I only showed the first page, the second might come out in maybe Wednesday of the following week. That would create a three to four day lag, which could make the plot confusing. Cliffhangers are good devices for keeping people interested, but there exists a fine line between interest and confusion. I do not want to cross that line. No sir.

The yellow hazy atmosphere of RX' realm is supposed to be a tribute to him being "the child of the sun". I hope it did it's job, and not leave everyone's eyes aching and complaining about how the background is too bright (and making jokes about now being able to see Black RX clearly, since, you know, he's black... and the background is... bright... whatever). What do you think?

Anyway, so there you have it! I'm trying to stabilize and regularize the publishing schedule of these comics, but that would have to wait at least for another week, when my other activity schedules begin stabilizing and regularizing as well.

See you all on the next ride!


Thursday, June 3, 2010

Ad Continuum Episode 1

So here comes Episode 1 of the story I've been cooking up for a while now. Full view here.

A little behind the scenes if you may.

Like I said in the previous post, I've been thinking of starting a more cohesive comic story, one with a universe, fixed character roles and a more solid continuity from one chapter to the next. I've been itching to try it out for a while now, but I've been busy with a lot of stuff, recently being the first week of class and all.(I do part time work as a teacher by the way, just so you can get an idea how hectic the first week of classes for me can become)

Anyways, so there. Expect the next comic to be from the komikos timeline (the name I gave to the original 3 episodes), followed by another from Ad Continuum. Or it could go the other way around. Depends on how lazy or inspired I become.

Oh, and a little P.S. of sorts. There's a shoutout to a friend in this comic right about in the middle center of the first panel. It's more of an unintentional shoutout really, and I didn't quite notice it until when I was already in the process of shooting. He's the guy I'm buying my next FIGMA from! (and hopefully some others, the Eva FIGMA line looks pretty tempting)

So there, see you on the next ride!


Sunday, May 30, 2010

Of Pertaining to Comedy: Episode 3

So here comes Episode 3. Click here for the full view.

A little behind the scenes if you may.

This would be the third installment to my semi-cohesive comic story. Witness the awesum power of The Machine Porkator's Hambuster! Now all we need is a grill and some choice cuts and we can have ourselves a barbecue. Which is odd since the Machine Porkator is pig.

Anyway, the next episode would actually not be Episode 4. Rather, I'm planning on making it Episode 1 of Ad Continuum, a little comic story I've been planning to make. It's not really going to be comic in the sense that it's not going to be funny (as if the first three were funny anyway), but it would still follow the five panel format, maybe stretching to five every once in a while. In case you've been gullible enough to be a fan after three not-really-funny episodes of this comic, don't worry. I do not intend to abandon this style, but I'm really more of a storyteller than a comedian, so my focus would be on Ad Continuum.

That or my fickleness kicks in and I begin spurting out more of these comics anyway. See you in the next ride!


Friday, May 28, 2010

Of Pertaining to Comedy: Episode 2

So here comes Episode 2. Click here for the full view.

A little behind the scenes if you may.

So the first one got a little views, and I decided, what the heck let's make another. So here it is. The SHF Kabuto figure used here was lent to me by a good friend.

And The Machine Porkator is back! This time with his buddy the Machine Baconator, which is a heck of a lot more efficient in terms of fat mileage. The same may not go with RX's brain.

See you in the next ride!


Thursday, May 27, 2010

Of Pertaining to Comedy: Episode 1

Read more to see the first of its kind. Or click here for the full view

A little behind the scenes if you may.

Kamen Rider Black RX is an SHF action figure given to me by a good friend. I was bored so I decided to take a spin at writing and making comics again, this time using pose-able figures instead of, you know, actual art. I guess it turned out okay for the most part, besides being devoid of all comedy.

Anyway, the title is actually from the meaning of the Greek etymology of the word comics, komikos. Until I find a new home for these comics, they will reside here, and will have their own category.

Until then, see you in the next Ride! Hopefully not in a Machine Porkator. (Which is now trademarked by they way, by me.)



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