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break Room / Xmas Raider MR
« on: December 09, 2018, 07:13:18 PM »

December XX.XX.2018

Subject: Sansuits

From: Fashion District

To: All Capable Raiders



Title.

I can't say much but you've got to believe me. Sorry about photobucket and all the kidnapping (and shipping fanfics) and all of that but this is some serious cheese: Winter is coming.

Winter is coming and you have no idea. None of you are prepared for The Snowball Ball that is going down this year.   The tans are pissed and I do not know why. It's definitely not because of the panty raid attempts. Or all the off-topic posts. Or any shenanigans in general. None of that. For sure.

We need to be ready. If not, then the only bright colours and red we'll be seeing this festive season is from the explosions and blood that'll flash before our eyes.

Save yourselves: Give me the design of your Raider Battle-Ready-Xmas-Suit   so that you'll be ready for The Snowball Ball. So that you'll survive.



P.S: If you do not give any then I'll have to send you a Gesuto-uniform, which, i'm sorry to say, is red. As in red-shirt. As in dead-shirt. Just sayin.






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In the context of comics, manga and anime, how do you write characters who are almost supernaturally smart?




I've been catching up to all shows from the CW Arrowverse and am on the latest season of Supergirl. Supergirl, to be honest, is a show that I had very negative opinions of at the start. But it's grown on me over time.

Lex Luthor is always referenced, and the Tech-Guy of the season is also someone with super intelligence - He has all the tics and stuff of a 'smart' person, but how do you show someone's intelligence in manga and anime convincingly? How do you have them speak in a way that convinces a smart reader that you know what you're talking about? Do you just throw big numbers around or is there something else you do?


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Manga Drawing Workshop / Character Vs. Food
« on: December 04, 2018, 02:46:59 PM »
Have a character try out a food they have never tried before and react to it.

1. Think of a dish/food

2. Draw your character eating it

3. Be creative! You want to draw someone eating a hamburger? Then ask yourself why your character has never tried a hamburger before in their life: Are they a caveman from the past? A mech pilot in an age where burgers are banned? Have a good excuse for any kind of food you choose! (It can also be a super negative emotion so don't forget that.)

4. The reaction to the food is as important as the eating.



I have problems with expressions and making my characters life-like enough to do normal human things like eating food or taking a walk in the park, so I thought I'd make a workshop along those lines.

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Manga Writer workshop / Write a short-story by hand
« on: December 01, 2018, 02:36:13 PM »
Write a short story by hand

-1,000 words and beyond
-Share details of what tools you used and how easy/hard it was to write


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 I really need to improve my preposterous handwriting, and I haven't committed enough to getting out of digitally writing stuff. I will have to join the rest of the modern world anyways when I have assignments and when I make the final versions of my works, but I want to dedicate a significant amount of time to writing by hand to at least win something back from the endless advent of the interwebs and technology (which isn't a bad thing. I mean, even paper, pencils and ballpoints are technological advances in comparision to feathers and ink so yeah)

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break Room / Things happen because people do stuff
« on: November 23, 2018, 11:45:14 AM »
Random thought is random. But what better way than to procrastinate from an important homework assignment than to post layman philosophy on the interwebs?

So after a knock on the door I was surprised by a bunch of kids with one holding a microphone led by a guy I know from church. A sort of Trick or Treat it was, where I had to give something in return of relatively similar value. I almost, at the taunting of a nearby roomate gave away my guitar (I'm weirded out to say it wouldve hurt but I would've been okay with it) but I remembered too late that I broke my mic jack in my PC and nevermind it didn't work in the end.

I said my  goodbyes and the left. And I was just speechless for a moment there. My whole day normally consists of me doing my own thing in my room waiting for the next obligatory class to roll in, but this guy is going around doing this thing that costs him 0 bucks, makes something fun for the kids to do I imagine and even interferes with my legendary hermit bubble.

It made me think: There's off the top of my head about a thousand things I could do for fun that wouldn't change the world per-se, but they'd make things happen.

I'm a very lessez-faire deterministic person. I'm fighting against that tooth-and-nail but that vague cloud of pessimistic "Everything happens to you - you never happen to it." That's the mode I'm always in, really. But seeing this little initiative has made me think, "That can't be quite right."  I mean, my brain knows it isn't right. The forum itself exists because people came together with a small idea and it got bigger. The computer I'm writing on, the table, the pens and pencils, the wine. People did stuff. They didn't have the burden of the entire process of what they'd construct - they just acted and did stuff with what they had on hand and it changes something in reality. You can do things and reality responds.

Sorry if none of this makes sense. Mostly writing for myself? Damn I need a proper place to post this kind of stuff. Facebook seems odd. I'll start a blog or something.

Just my two tambala

Guh. Back to homework.



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Members Workshops / Redline Me! (Art Critque Workshop)
« on: November 18, 2018, 08:09:01 AM »
Some raiders take it upon themselves to give in depth pointers on a piece of work by redlining the artwork and showing where what could be fixed, but I thought it could be nifty to actively ask for some pointers on something that you've drawn/done.

Of course, be merciful, and most of all helpful if you can.

I'll start with myself.

This was done for my inktober. Thoughts?


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Collaboration (Art Exchange) / Secret Santa 2018
« on: November 04, 2018, 03:46:25 PM »
Okay Raiders!



It's definitely early, but that time of the year is around the corner. Don't decorate your christmas trees just yet, but send me a PM with the topic "Secret Santa" or something similar and I'll have a list drawn up. Every participant will then recieve a request from an anonymous raider to draw for.

Remember, it's the spirit that matters, not the skill! I'll be posting the final images around Christmas.


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break Room / Raider. What Halloween Monster Are You?
« on: October 02, 2018, 10:03:24 PM »
Title. If you were/are/have been     bitten/cursed/created/fated to be /born/ forced to be/ wanted to be/are in secret and are responding to this in a half-admission of what you are/would like to be if you were in a horror world

what monster would you be?


P.S I'm going to draw your raider after this. Elaboration on your choice appreciated, but you're allowed to answer short and sweet i.e with just one word.

Legomaestro would be...
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A Poltergeist. A kidnapping poltergeist ghost that likes writing.

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Manga Creations / Otoko no Red Shirt - Short Story
« on: October 02, 2018, 10:14:45 AM »
Otoko no Redshirt

Today, I am going to die.

Don't take it the wrong way. It's not like I intend to die. And no, I am not suffering from an incureable disease. It's something worse than that.

The espers are fighting again.

A car flies through the air and crashes through a building. The explosion shatters nearby windows, and the sound of screaming and sirens fills the air.

The flying human in the air dressed in showy white leather clothing shouts something sarcastic at his opponent.  It seems to be a standard strength based villain. He is trying to get away with diamonds he just stole from a bank. I wish he could've stolen them succesfully so that something like this didn't happen.

The flying esper sends a blast of air through his hand. The villain withstands it, and cars behind him are sent flying and crashing into windows. More people scatter and scream.

I call them espers, but actually they are called heroes and villains.

I'm only human and naive, so I think it's foolish that they use their powers without caring for collateral damage, but if I were to be realistic, I would have to admit there is no choice.  No matter what ideal people have about how super powers should be used, the villains will always use underhanded tactics. There are simply too many people with powers, and too many people who ignore the rules for regulation to be possible.

The result is attrition. To be honest, this is a more peaceful fight than usual.

The thief launches more cars, and the flying esper deflects them, taunting him all the more. It may look like he's trying to get good views on WeTube, but the truth is one miscalculation could mean death. It was not rare for villains to have more than one power, or to use some sort of anti-power gadget against others. I understand.

But please end it quickly. I've already died twice.

Two people have been crushed under falling street lamps. An old woman, and a salary man. I experienced every moment.

Right now, 'Me' is about 150 people running and screaming for their lives. I am a highschool boy with a cellphone recording everything. I am a rough thug ushering timid people along with harsh words. I am a terrified girl cowering in a corner somewhere, I am a police officer rashly going closer to the villain to see if I can aim a shot at him, I am an office worker with shrapnel in my back because I stood in front of an exploding window. I am scared, I am excited, I am angry, I am dying.

[False Us]  is my ability. It seems to be something like a ninja's kage bunshin but not exactly that. I can multiply myself and displace other people with my own persona, sending them miles away in random areas.

Sometimes I replace civilians, but sometimes I just appear in the vicinity. The condition for activation seems to be 'I should not be seen or noticed.' So I don't have a choice on what clones I create. If I activated this ability in a military base I'd make hundreds of soldiers. If I made it in a hospital I'd be the hospital staff and the patients combined, and if I made it in hell I'd probably be demons.

By the way, the abilities are very realistic, and at this point in time I can only think of actively controlling five of them and relating to them. It's like being the manager of an army in a strategy game like Age of Kingdoms. I can leave some on autopilot, but concentrate on one.

In this state, the original Me does not exist until I deactivate the ability.

'I', the police man finally take a shot at the thief.

The thief reacts to the bullet striking him, but it simply falls off him like a dead fly. He seems to be bullet proof. The thief still feels it though. He turns around immediately and holds out a hand. A blast of fire flies out of his hand and incenerates the police man, turning him into a burning screaming skeleton. The other police men back off and take cover.

Perfect. I have made him reveal his trump card.

The hero, angered by the death of an innocent and finally seeing what he was truly dealing with swoops in and slams the thief into the ground. He holds up his left hand and gathers air, and places a dome of this air over the thiefs head.

He struggles, trying to send out fire to the hero, but in seconds his eyes roll into his head and he falls unconscious. The dome of air suffocated him in seconds, and prevented him from using any of his strength or fire.

The situation is solved. This was one of the easier ones. The incident with the assassins had been more difficult.

Sighing, I slowly deactivate my ability. The many victims and civilians slowly filter out of existence without anyone noticing. In some odd cases when people take an unnatural interest in one of my clones they hang around for days until they finally dissapear. As I said, the condition for activation and deactivation of my ability is 'Nobody should notice'.

Satisfied, I become Myself, that is, Rex Dice.

I am indeed a highschool student. I was drinking coffee when I noticed the danger of another esper fight.

I am no hero, but I thank the heavens  - or the devils - that gave me this ability. It is perfect for my trauma as someone who has been caught up in too many situations where I could only run and watch as the city was destroyed around me. Things are still chaotic now, but they have become better. And now that I can use this ability I can reduce the amount of casualties by having stand-ins.

In science-fiction tv series or horror series, there are always monsters that go on rampage and kill innocent civilians and defeat the military to make them seem dangerous. Such side characters may have one or two lines, but will quickly be killed off before the hero comes in to save the day. They are called red shirts.

This also provides the motivation for heroes to act quickly to save the day, and even though the evil thinks it is winning, they too are too preoccupied with making a lot of casualties to focus on the true threats - the heroes.

Distracting the villains, motivating the heroes and saving people - this is the service I provide by sacrificing the many Me's in the middle of these skirmishes. 

I guess you could call me the perfect red shirt.


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Tips and Tutorials / Imitation is indeed the path to innovation
« on: October 01, 2018, 06:32:39 AM »
Wisdom from an odd but understandeable direction that could apply to our manga and anime interests: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UmLQgYEOIJk

So the great rapper Eminem learnt to rap by 'copying' other rappers' styles and 'studying' them.

I put those two words in quotation marks because 1. They can be replaced with the words 'tracing', 'referencing', 'imitating'. Which tells you how appliceable this method can be to an artist and writer and

2. These words have a negative connotation to them - at least in my mind, and how they are used when given as advice to other novices.

I'll elaborate on the 2nd bit first:

"Huh... So you copied everything I guess..."

When people say 'copy' one immediately thinks of plaigarism or low handed methods to pass off somebody elses style as your own. Theft, that is. That's what the world has become on the interwebs. It's definitely the vibe I felt whenever I thought of the word, but I've come to realize there is simply no way to develop a style or interest in a vacuum. We are constantly influenced by what we read and see, we are constantly influenced by the era we live in. At some point in time painting things in 3d was seen as occult. Cavemen could definitely see 3d, but at the time as the progenitors of art they depicted things in symbols.
      That means even if you adamantly decide to make your own studies and stay away from references and copying your favourite artists or inspirations, you're still being influenced by your circumstances. Indeed, you are crippling yourself by trying actively to take any fun out of the process, and if fun isn't your motivation, then it's definitely accuracy to the real world.
     In the end you'll need to measure something that is external from yourself, take notes of it and learn to draw exactly like that. Whether it's Bugs-Bunny or the musculature of an athlete, you'll always have to reference and/or copy something. So do it. Shamelessly, even.

"Make sure you study Colour Theory and Form and Function"

Now 'studying'. It's usually given as advice as a heavy handed way to tell you 'You think life is easy? You have to sit behind a desk with a lamp and spend 6 hours a night dissecting an art topic to truly be able to learn it and be a good artist'. At least, that's the vibe I always got from such advice. I'm not saying studying something is simple and can be done while you're not paying attention, I'm saying that it's not as complicated as it's sold to be.
     It's as simple as enjoying a song and writing out the lyrics in your book. It's as simple as screwing around and rewriting the lyrics or stitching them together in another song, or making a cover song. Or drawing a ninja turtle with super saiyan hair. Studying need not be a dry lifeless thing devoid of creativity. It need not be a high-browed academic thing done in a library, it can very much be a part of your every day interests.


So basically, imitation is definitely the path to innovation. Don't be complicated about it all, just do what you normally do to pass the time, and add a little attention to it in the form of taking notes and/or just directly copying something. Art theft and plaigarism are obvious in of themselves. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to know which artist or writer is trying to steal someone's efforts and which one is simply enjoying a medium (Hint Hint, it has something to do with how you use your work and/or share it. And intentions.)


As for the fact that even a rapper learns by rapping like other rappers (gawd was that grammatically correct?) Then that means there's a fun and grand truth to all disciplines and hobbies across the board: A writer learns by writing like other writers. An artist learns by arting like other artists (okay arting is definitely not a word) e.t.c

Don't let yourself be scared off or held down by the same mental restriction that I killed some years off of my art growth with because I was trying to aim for some ridiculous standard of individuality. As said before, no matter what sort of person you are, whether you're someone who prefers to be flexible and focuses on having fun or someone who wants to be studious about their craft, you'll have to definitely, without question look at something, copy it, reference it, imitate it as well as you want and can before you use it for your own pieces of art.


My two agorot

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MR Pub / Sling a meme chit chat
« on: June 14, 2018, 06:37:08 PM »

This is the interwebs.

We do not talk in text.





Whether it's world news, whether we want to share what our mood is like, whether we want to just throw shade at a raider, there is only one way a proper denizen of the Internet communicates...

Through memes.



PS: Bonus points for remixed memes using your own photoshop skills

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Anime Talk / Legend of Galactic Heroes
« on: June 02, 2018, 06:15:50 PM »


I finally finished this anime.

I guess the 'just watch it' tactic of watching anime really does work out, eh. Turns out I had more time than I thought I did. I haven't binge watched 100 episoders in quite a bit.

I need to point out the negatives first just to sweep them out of the way: The Engrish (and Germish) is still quite jarring sometimes when an important scene is supposed to happen. I guess it was a time before the interwebs, but still, for all its high budget anime production companies seem quite unwilling to go the extra mile in making proper translation efforts. They're otherwise so insanely effecient and push themselves to the limit to get stuff done, I just don't understand how it happens haha.

Another frustrating bit may be more personal in that some of the antagonists seemed to be half-gods in how their machinations were so effective despite it being an age of space where investigative tools should've been available to at least make such things extremely difficult, but ah well.


Otherwise this is a masterpiece. Yeaup, it's up there. I don't even really want to give it a number rating or anything. All I know is that it got me in the feels in all sorts of ranges, and it engaged me, and it amazed me, and it awed and inspired me.

The first episode alone blows a lot of anime out of the water: In theory the set pieces, that is the characters and plot that are introduced there tell you the whole story. It just begs to develop in a certain direction. You understand the entire premise of the anime, who the main protagonists are and what you can expect from future episodes.

As something that isn't shounen, I'm amazed that the arcs came seamlessly one after another. This anime has so much to praise from a technical standpoint that I could write for miles on that alone, but that'd be a disservice to the most important bit of it in my opinion: The narrative.

It's such a quintessential space opera, with the omniscient narrator who escorts you the viewer throughout the story, delivering interesting facts, vague information (mentions what historians thought of an event rather than just telling you) or chilling lines about some potential doom. The surprising moments of humour got to me too, and I laughed out loud three times while watching the anime. It's such a good show, so rich in story and characterization.

The action was intense too. In the later episodes, I have a feeling the directors definitely did some research on what war is really like because that gore was quite visceral. They used the 'soldier crying out for mom' troupe twice and that was odd, otherwise it showed the brutality and epicness of space battle quite well. Melee combat with axes in space. Laser pistols, ship to ship battles, heroism, cowardice, you name it.


I finish this show quite satisfied, so satisfied in fact that I'm ashamed that it took so long to just pick it up and check it out. There must be other anime that I've done the same with, and I can't allow that to stand.


If you ever have the time please, please check this out.

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Tips and Tutorials / Focus on The Big, Ignore the small
« on: June 02, 2018, 06:51:08 AM »
Focus on The Big, Ignore the small

Spoiler


If you're stuck at the actual process of writing a work, your problem may be the fact that you're hindering the natural process of your creative mind to churn out stuff and get things done, that is, you are focusing on micro-managing the creation process.

As a writer you've got to accept that there is a lot of stuff that you already have, no matter what you think your skill level is, there are things that are automatically within your ability that you don't really need to think about. As breathing is automatic until you're told about it (sorry ), as your heart beats without any mention, as you know exactly how to move your hands across keyboard or paper there are stuff you don't really need to study per se to be able to do, and will improve themselves over time anyways as you work further.

That applies to storywriting too. Other than plot and character related writers block you've got to choose a medium and stick with it. You've got to stop thinking up a perfect room that doesn't exist where you feel you'll be able to write. You've got to stop fantasizing about a plan to write 15 minutes every day, or fantasizing about building up a library of complete works. That stuff comes along as a by product of getting started on your story.

In this age it's pretty hard to just get started and stick with an idea, I mean there are thousands of kinds of writing that each sound fascinating to listen to. Your mind tingles in awe at the romantic fact that some writers do the whole yellow legal pad and pencil thing. Or what about writing 200 words every morning and eventually getting a 1,400 word short story every week! That's 54 short stories in a year! Amazing! Wow I wish I could do that!

That's you planning, micro managing, focusing on the small stuff to perfect your process, instead of actually getting into the process and refining things from there. In a battlefield you don't have time to oil every bullet or check if your rifle won't jam and see if everyone in your team is ready. You've got to work with what you have at the moment and go from there.

And it's understandeable if you are a more cautious type to think: That's just preparing for disaster. But don't underestimate the human mind! You're a badass biological machine! You have a badass soul! Think of it, all the what-if situations you think up on a whim when you watch your favourite anime. How your mind is almost never silent, always thinking, always churning along. Do you ever need to steer those thoughts? What about our insane motor skills we use for typing or writing. (Especially when it comes to writing, you've got to appreciate what you've learnt. Try your name with the wrong hand. Frustrating, neh? Erm... If you're not ambidextrous at least).

And the thousands of things that are impressive but that you don't need to consider go on from there. With the internet, any book is in your reach, really. Any resource. The technology is amazing, it allows you to transmit information on an internet forum while you're having a coffee without even using Microsoft Word as a medium. Instantaneous, effecient.

It's all well and all to appreciate these things, even have philosophical discussions. And hell yeah I love me some debates over hard-copy writing vs soft-copy writing. Read all the tips and tutorials you want, read all the resources. But don't let it get in the way of actually getting stuff done. It's like trying to be wise without living your life - it just doesn't work. Things come along with time, and you've got to trust yourself that the processes are all running well an in order, so that you can focus on the actual story instead of the small things.

TL/DR: Focus on creating the story instead of planning and refining how you write your story - That stuff is already being done automatically so you can refine it later.


My two shillings

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Members Manga / Lost Fir - One Shot
« on: May 31, 2018, 08:41:35 PM »
A god burns, and a man seeks to end a curse that took him away from an idyllic life as a blacksmith...





Foreword

Indulge me a wall of text before you (hopefully) indulge reading the comic.

This is a failed collaboration.

Ryan and I were chatting on skype at some point, and I was getting some useful tips on arting from him as usual, when life does what it does and we got way too busy to even complete it. I worked on the storyboard in a two step process: First a mini storyboard to get an idea on how many pages it'd be, then drawing out that storyboard to full blown pages. For a while, things looked really good. But alas...

So there it sat, a complete storyboard with lot's of notes and nothing else to show for it really. I did learn from the experience, and to be honest this will absolutely happen to a lot of my other projects now and in the future, what I know is is that by doing this mad 4 day rush I've put a chink in the fortress of my own personal Development Hell.

I got it done. It's finished, in  it's imperfect art and quite flawed form, but I'm proud that I managed to finish something that I had left for dead. I'll celebrate this, and a lot of my characters can rest easy knowing that there is some hope to me getting to them eventually...


Anyhow, hope you enjoy the story, and I'll post all extra material at the end in hopes of encouraging other writers to get off their but and get things done, whether in comics or in personal stories. For a long time my art level was an excuse, but now I know the problem was actually just a fear of putting my foot down and finishing something. Funny enough, some of the storyboards have more life than the finished product. Weird.

Also what is perspective?

Enjoy

TL:DR Super stoked that I got an abadoned collaboration project finished. Please enjoy.



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The Map and a Little History



Year 0 - The Upheaval. Several thousand gods come to the mainland and in the massive scrabble for beliefs and power, wars are raged and large kingdoms form almost instantly in comparision to how long such things usually take. Countless others are obliterated from existence.

The year is 645. Not even a millenium after The Kingdom was established, the land is overrun with magic and greater and lesser gods.


Samaritan Paladin Monastry - After the first upheaval of gods descending on the continents, the Samaritan Paladins moved from the mainland to an island. They used to be fanatics who carried out crusades to crush any opposing religions, but then after seeing that the new world was one ruled by multiple dieties, they decided to focus on crushing 'evil gods and their disciples and activities', but that, too, was too vague a guideline, because at any number of time there were hundreds of evil gods that were benevolent to great populations  and cruel to others. So that wasn't reliable enough a service to offer... Finally the Samaritan Knights settled on protecting those affected by curses - Usually the rich who are able to repay such a service. It was a much more practical solution, and has been working to their favour ever since. (It is possible that the Waroth Cultists are an offshoot of the Samaritan Paladins', or a coincidence)


The unnameable woods - One of the last hotbeds of primodial undiscovered gods, the unnameable woods have the literal inability to be named (other than the title - which is a bad english translation of the in-world-term) because of the many powerful gods that reside there and refuse to have an opposing forces territory acknolwedged over their own. It's a dangerous place for tresspassers, but can be visited.  It also serves as a biodome for a lot of the land's wildlife.


Blindspot - a desert where the sun always shines with blinding intensity. It takes only five seconds to be blinded forever by the sun. A god resides in that area.  Some pilgrims voluntarily blind themselves in this land after suffering some trauma or as pencance for a crime, becoming Blindmonks, who help others navigate the desert or spend their days in meditative hermitage.

Valley village - Troy's home village. Named after the two mountains it's perched between. A humble village that makes a name for itself through Dale's Smithery - Troy's family Smithery - and the ore that resides in the area.


Kokgo Bog - A natural fossil deposit, massive bog.


The Pass - An old fort that worked as a border between the human world and the elven world... Until the elves left the mainland forever during The Upheaval. 


Elven Glade - During the upheaval of gods, the elves followed their strong belief in the woods and nature as a whole , refusing to ascribe any of nature to a single god. Over time, gods encroached upon their territory, what they considered a tainting of their beliefs - the sheer inability to follow their cultural and personal beliefs without inadvertly worshipping a dervish or singular entity of some sort forced them to purge the woods of any supernatural beings and they vanished as whole. However, the glades are blessed, and anybody is able to visit them once in their life time - an experience which they forget as soon as they leave the glades. And nobody who has made it to them will be able to find them again.


Halen/Haven - A town under the petrified stone remains of a giant. The gigantic ribs curl over the city, providing it shade. It's a very rocky place, but is rich with minerals and a sort of loamy earth that is excellent for produce, albiet bracky and distasteful. The south witch originally researched the history in the area when she was an apprentice.


Dragonblood Bog - A unkown god liquiefied a pompous dragon into black oil. Several witnesses report this. The few who tried to approach the god met the same fate. He is said to travel in humanoid form.


Alambra Outpost - An ambitious outpost said to be preparationto travel to other lands than the mainland. Some are said to be sent there for exile, but there has been no 'infamous' criminal worthy of a long trip over the lands from the kingdoms to be deposited there. It's easier to have local kingdoms mete out punishment locally . The outpost is an arid desert island with very little to tempt anyone to refurbish it. Little historical value.



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Manga Creations / Raiders Rock Out: MR One-shot
« on: May 30, 2018, 08:15:01 PM »
First she pulled her string along the violin. The whine was mosquito-like, but beautiful somehow.


Someone tickles a guitar and in this totally super secret basement (Coryn's garage this time around, this group of ruffians makes it a point to play their music in the garage's of every raider in town.


If their interests were more than just music, they'd be a formideable team of espionage, the best in fact. However for them, Rock is their life, Rock is their blood.).


They all start bobbing their heads: The Flowerlin, The Lightning Witch, The Manimal (For nothing describes him other than this monicker. Manimal is a title in on itself),  The Dude With The Afro (How dare you think of Frono first before Lego dammit. I meant Lego!) and The God Plea.


They step forward, they step back. They sway left, they sway right, In the sharp flourescent light that casts shadows across the walls, they do rock.



Nomena steps back. Her part is done, she introduced the song, but she still sways along to the music, and it's cool.


Manimal drums, and there are no metaphors here:  He drums.

There is no need for exaggeration, no need for flowery prose: HE DRUMS. And hell yeah he's pulling it off. Ba-dum tah, ta ta boom tah.


Lego funks the beat, scritch-scratching at a record to add distortion to the mix. He has headphones on. He's  in the zone.

Mahlua ROCKS at her guitar, carefully looking at the strings like she's new to it, but she's in the zone, and she's clearly been doing this for a while.


And OGHM continues with the main bassline, his fingers moving like pistons on a fine car engine, he stares forward as he always does, always in the zone, always just pulling it off.



Meanwhile Paipis sat and massaged his chin as he recorded all of this on his phone (A Motorola). He strokes his chin and thinks These guys could go legit at some point. But they need this. They need this underground scene. Still... There's no need for them to sneak into garages anymore. I'll see if they can get a place at the pub at a point. His pet monkey also stroked his chin philosophically.



And finally,  they are done. Also Coryn, said owner of garage and house,  happens to be returning home at the moment and they need to get out of there fast.

They do a Leverage-split - They face eachother, look eachother in the eyes, make subtle nods, acknowledgements of how awesome (or not awesome) the rock session was, wish eachother luck - and they go their separate ways, until the next time they sneak into a garage and rock out.





Paipis grins to himself as he flips his phone like a coin between his fingers.


He's going to get so Haruhi-damned rich off of this.


They seriously needed a band name other than The Ruffians though... 2001 much? They need a better name.


Paipis opens his recoding  playlist and scrolls down at random, happening upon some songs he liked from the group before they came together. He reminisces as he skips through them
Spoiler





The Flowerlin (Nomena) :https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rjri2DwBQ2U
The Lightning Witch: https://soundcloud.com/mahluaandmilk
The Manimal: https://soundcloud.com/barrygoldman5090/divers-high
The Dude With The Afro (Seriously I mean Lego not Frono gaddamit. Why u do this) : https://soundcloud.com/mordecai-jande-banda/epic-deathscene
The God Plea: https://chirb.it/kPdkAc




and nods his head in appreciation, before walking down a lonely street. Burgundy, his pet bear follows him... And this is the end of this particular story...



END  OF RECORDING



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