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General Discussion / Re: Discord
« on: July 23, 2019, 03:27:20 PM »
I would join if it was created. I've kind of always wanted there to be one, to be honest with you.
Alright, it's official then! I'll create one and anyone who wants to join it can here.

Manga Art Gallery / Re: Dragon of Acadia concept art
« on: July 23, 2019, 01:07:06 PM »
it just occur to me that i haven't given a character sheet for the main crew so here one of them

The youngest of the four she is very bratty and hot tempered not thinking ahead before what she says. She have the power of five elemental magic that being Fire, Water, Earth, Wind, and Lightning. However they are not as strong like 70% strong plus her Stamina for casting Magic is very lacking.

your character concepts are amazing, it looks beyond professional. I am interested to hear more about this character such as her name, hobbies or favorite things to do, favorite foods, etc. I have a male character similar to tempered manner within my story, and I made him sort of a brute like personality since he relies heavily on his strength even after making tempered, ill-thought out decisions.

Manga Art Gallery / Re: Kesashi's Gallery
« on: July 23, 2019, 01:03:14 PM »
Been a while since my last update. Been working most of the time, but I snuck in a little time to work on Izabel. I was trying to apply for the Unreal Dev Grant when I realized I didn't have any formal promotional art of the game. With Blade Regalia I have lots of art I can use that way,  but with Izabel it's just sketches and gameplay. Also working on cel shading the entire world for both Izabel and Blade Regalia

ok that looks fantastic, it looks like a video game that has horror as well as suspense being main elements through it, it looks like one has to search for clues through this while being prepared for jump scares such as the one within the door.

Develop Your Story / Re: Excerpts from Op's Writing Trove
« on: July 23, 2019, 12:59:32 PM »
Indeed I normally don't add quotation marks when considering first person narratives, but this one is supposed to convey a short story to a person he is supposedly addressing behind the scenes, someone asking about the flag design, as opposed to the other works in the trove where it is a private note.  :-\

Good of you to notice  ;D
oh ok, so it's like a formal speech, then yeah, quotation marks work perfectly here.  :thumbsup:

Develop Your Story / Re: stuck at a crossroad
« on: July 23, 2019, 12:58:02 PM »
I think it's always a good idea to take your foot off the gas pedal between arcs. It allows you to fully explore the consequences of the previous arc and allow the reader to fully digest it. It gives a chance for characters to mourn their losses, to ruminate on the lessons they've learned or show the deepened bonds everyone now has. Plus it brings with it a great chance to add some levity and humour into the story.

It also gives the reader a chance to catch their breath. Too much, too soon will burn out anyone. A great finale to a story arc is like a good meal, it should satisfy you and leave you feeling content for a good while. Once they've had a chance to recharge so to speak, the reader is then ready for you to start ramping up the action and tension once more.
wow that was a fantastic use of an analogy

Develop Your Story / Re: stuck at a crossroad
« on: July 23, 2019, 12:56:04 PM »
Glad you came to a conclusion you're happy with. I was going to agree with Coryn, it certainly seemed you wanted him alive. From what you wrote it sounds like he's almost akin to a brother to the MC, given he was raised by his father.

With that in mind and the father now dead, this King character could serve as a vital connection to the MC's family, perhaps they'll be able to bond more or be able to get through to one another. In an admittedly cliched, but satisfying finale, the robot could make the ultimate sacrifice to defend the MC from a fatal attack? Sacrificing himself to continue his fathers legacy, ie his son/MC.

Also 99 Chapters! Hot damn you must have the typing speed of Usian Bolt and Sonic's lovechild.
lol that last part had me rolling, but they did have that connection with each other and I decided since my MC originally came to that country to get himself a robotic new arm, the King rips off his arm and hands it to the MC. it was sort of a foreshadowed scene from earlier within the arc where the King was given the hair of the MC's father, before he was kept alive in sort of a dungeon like area, so he can remember him through the hair, remember the memories that the King and the Father had before the King gained his Intelligence of the world. the King gives the MC his arm because it was originally built by the MC's father, and he says maybe he can cherish the arm the same way the King does with the hair, sort of a tool to remember his father, and remember the memories he had with him.

Develop Your Story / Re: stuck at a crossroad
« on: July 23, 2019, 01:10:56 AM »
now I am at probably the most difficult part, the transition. I've finally finished this long (really, really long) arc and the transition has to be perfect or it wouldn't feel right. I thought maybe I should just have some fun with the characters before I shove them into the next storm.

Develop Your Story / Re: Excerpts from Op's Writing Trove
« on: July 23, 2019, 01:08:36 AM »
Oh boy... I can't believe it's been two years since I last posted here. Life can do that to you sometimes.  :sure:

The Flag of the Glorious City of Aurora
“The Regent Leader had asked me personally to design a symbol for the City to rally behind in these dark times. Something to give the people a sense of strength and purpose as they toil away deep underground to keep our homes warm and the fires burning. We proposed an assortment of symbols, attempting to represent our people’s fortitude and perseverance. Hammers, swords, shields, the sexton and the compass... all of them rejected by the Regent Leader as lacking inspiration and creativity. It was one of my younger assistants that came up with the approved design: an octagram symbolizing the Aurora that illuminated our night sky overlapping the eight-pointed star hidden behind it, shielding our glorious city from the dangers outside yet still echoing that shimmer of hope in us all. The symbol was then placed inside a large cog, reminiscent of our Unionist roots, yet reminded us of the hard work each of us must endure to keep the gears of our city turning. The Regent Leader absolutely adored it when we presented him the new design, and I was obliged to hand my young assistant a promotion in the Drafting Department for his work.”

“The symbol was quickly approved as the official seal of Aurora, yet the Regent Leader demanded we make more use of it: as a banner for our people to rally behind. It was no question that we should have the symbol centered: it’s much more pleasing to the eye when everything is symmetrical. Besides, when else are we to find the time to fly a flag? The winds would almost assuredly rip it off its staff before it could be properly displayed! No, the debate this time around concerned the color palette and additional features to the flag. Initially the team believed it should have a simple background with the Union Blue. The team was split with the idea, as one of my senior members commented that blue ‘did not fit’ with the Regent Leader’s idea of Strength and Purpose. Yet still we did not want to mischaracterize the Regent Leader and his rule as dictatorial. Black and White were settled as two colors that would be kept in the design, with Black representative of the people’s will, strength, and endurance, and White the hope and salvation that Aurora brings to all. It came down to two contenders: Red and Brown. Union Blue was out. The flag would resemble too much like the Party flag, and the Regent Leader disapproved of anything that reminded people of the dysfunctional state they left from. Red almost never made it to the final design. Almost. It was argued that Brown would be a better suited color to the flag. The Kondorians had used it for their own flag and is an internationally-famous symbol of national pride. It represented the toils of industry and progress, and the grounded reality we live in. By extension, the Regent Leader was humble in his rule and thoughtful in his execution. Yet Brown is not a very rousing color: It’s dull, unattractive, and worst of all, blends in with all the rocks and soils dug up from the mines... not something that would motivate people. So out of practical reasons, Red was the chosen color. A symbol of Order, Discipline, Honor, and Sacrifice. A history we know all too well.”

“Before I could turn in the final design, the young assistant from earlier approached me afterwards and told me in no uncertain terms to strike a bold black stripe through the design. I questioned him about it, but instead of waiting he seized my design and struck it himself. I was about myself in rage until he explained the reasoning why: the Regent Leader did not want an uninspired design. I told the young man that he’ll be asking the reasoning behind the stripe, and that his explanation simply won’t suffice. Then the young lad said, ‘Remembrance. So we don’t forget the past.’ Those words stuck with me when he said that. We had been up designing this flag for three days, and all that time it had not occurred to me how far we’ve come since those harrowing times. Now here we stood, writing up some design for a man that for all we know could be leading us to our doom. Yet we trust him with our lives to lead us otherwise.”

“I just hope he’ll approve of it when I present the flag...”

I'm not sure if you do this often, but out of curiosity, why is the character's thoughts in quotation marks? if it's a first person read, it should just be without them, it seems more like a diary passage though than a first person type of scenario which also would be out of place with quotation marks.

General Discussion / Discord
« on: July 23, 2019, 01:05:40 AM »
Hey fellow MR folks, was wondering if I started a discord chat for the fellow people of MR, would anyone be interested in joining it?

Alright, I officially created one for MR, if you'd like to join it, just use the link below.

This is an MR exclusive Discord, you must have an MR account in order to stay within the Discord.

Manga Art Gallery / Re: Echo Archives
« on: July 23, 2019, 01:02:25 AM »
Awesome work, I really like... well basically everything you did lol, you even have really good anatomy for your characters which most people struggle on

Manga Art Gallery / Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
« on: July 20, 2019, 07:04:07 PM »
mans with the cowboy hat and shades looks dope

Develop Your Story / Re: stuck at a crossroad
« on: July 20, 2019, 07:03:08 PM »
Hey Viking are you good now and Coryn can you check out my thread
yeah I'm good, I solved the problem I had

MR Pub / Re: Chit Chat 2019
« on: July 20, 2019, 02:52:40 AM »
I've had to watch this, so you all should suffer too. Its the Cats movie trailer.....Just why!?  :ohmy: :ohmy: :ohmy:

lol it looks like a weird broadway play with even weirder cgi

Develop Your Story / Re: stuck at a crossroad
« on: July 20, 2019, 02:48:28 AM »
What program are you using to write with? They'll usually have a word counter easily accessible.

they do, it's just I have each chapter in a separate doc, so I'll have to do a lot to word count the entire 99 chapters separately

Welcome Center / Re: Hello Fellow Raiders
« on: July 17, 2019, 11:52:42 PM »
Welcome to MR, can't wait to see the beginning of your process to building this manga of yours, Good Luck!  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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