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lirvilas
5th May 2016, 10:00 AM

Light page today.

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

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Milk
5th May 2016, 10:38 AM

Neat cover, Lir. I'm guessing the gun will be involved with the foreplay? XD ...No one is laughing? Sorry, I couldn't resist. :|

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lirvilas
5th May 2016, 12:20 PM

I've seen that episode of the Sopranos and it is unsurprisingly unsexy.

Thank you for commenting, Sempai!

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Rd Ashes
5th May 2016, 10:52 AM

Look at you putting your newfound skills to work with those textures. Good job.

I love the roses too.

What year was this supposed wedding?
Seafoam green dress, huh?

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lirvilas
5th May 2016, 1:38 PM

Timelines, RD, timelines.

Invitations --> Actual Wedding

But don't worry, I'm sure they bought those outfits specifically for that first photo shoot... damned wedding-industrial complex.

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jamie59
5th May 2016, 11:12 AM

So it''s a shotgun wedding with a pistol. At least the last act.

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lirvilas
7th May 2016, 12:03 PM

That's pretty much how the budget works around here: request a Mossberg, get an M9.

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anonymous coward
5th May 2016, 12:51 PM

You have come a long, long way since the beginning of Let it Ride in visual arts. You also may be a better writer now too from what I can tell. Any comments on your goal/destination?

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lirvilas
5th May 2016, 1:09 PM

Same place as anyone else--the grave.

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lirvilas
5th May 2016, 3:26 PM

Here's a slightly less asinine answer: I want to be able to leave a modest monument to the full panorama of what it is to be alive.

I have encountered very few works of fiction that approach my stratospheric standards... War and Peace, Life and Fate, maybe Breaking Bad, maybe Neuromancer, maybe Hunter S. Thompson. But in general, it is only the Russians who I adore in these matters.

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anonymous coward
5th May 2016, 5:45 PM

As a response to both your statements, I personally am very fond of Gogol's Dead Souls. It's a book set in pre-revolutionary Russia, the plot is centred on a very stupid scam. Some people would find its focus on human pettiness and foolishness depressing, I found it hilarious but frustratingly incomplete.
Also, Islands in the Net by Bruce Sterling is plausibly something to recommend over Neuromancer. It's surprisingly relevant today considering how old it is.

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lirvilas
5th May 2016, 6:02 PM

Is that Sterling book the one that ends up with a kidnapping in some African nation? And submarine launched drones?

It's been a while.

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anonymous coward
6th May 2016, 7:42 AM

Yes. I can appreciate how many would favour Neuromancer over it, Neuromancer definitely had an edge in brutally-stylish dystopia and urban verisimilitude.

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MadJak91
5th May 2016, 9:10 PM

AC, that stupid scam is still used at least here (different form) and shows how things have changed.
Back then and now people (in power) will say "pettiness and foolishness" but nowadays it is mostly viewed as "damn bro u so smart" deep down while publicly saying how you are going to prevent it. Today's concept of honesty.
Maybe it is different or it disappeared elsewhere.
It irks me. No one is dead though. They are straight made up.

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anonymous coward
6th May 2016, 7:49 AM

Let's not talk *too* much about identity theft just yet. This isn't the right place for it, it can make cops justifiably suspicious, and I'd have to charge consulting fees and make people sign NDAs. :)

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Stever
5th May 2016, 8:19 PM

Time for a royal wedding...

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lirvilas
5th May 2016, 9:05 PM

Just like Game of Thrones...

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MadJak91
5th May 2016, 9:13 PM

I... might be missing such bright green sweater like in the photo but I think I might have it.
I am collecting them. Gotta check now. Sigh.

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lirvilas
5th May 2016, 9:16 PM

Oh my god between you and RD I would have picked any other color to keep y'all off my butt!

(But hey, at least unlike the Canadian, my characters are wearing clothes! Have you seen her latest page?!)

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MadJak91
5th May 2016, 9:49 PM

1) YOU do not understand clothes :Y
2) YOU cannot come up with interesting clothing designs :Y :Y
3) YOU have no right to complain about naked characters :Y :Y :Y

>:(

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lirvilas
5th May 2016, 9:54 PM

Heh heh, she sent me a PM telling me "don't look at this stuff at work"

And you're right about 1 & 3 but those'll never change. I need to work on #2, however.

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MadJak91
6th May 2016, 2:23 AM

Alright! I have such sweater in my collection HOWEVER I do not have a matching shirt!
Shopping time weekend! Whoo!
Thanks!!! :D

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ProfEtheric
6th May 2016, 1:28 AM

Your chapter cover skills have increased. Impressive. :P

The "happy couple" there look... nervous? There is something a little "off" I think. I could be wrong...

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lirvilas
7th May 2016, 12:04 PM

It's called copy-pasta done on the eyes. Nobody ever has symmetrical eyes.

But yeah... tension.

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Nef
6th May 2016, 2:05 AM

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I was about to say "Schrodinger's Gun" just to keep up with the level of culture of this thread, but that would have only shown the depths of my ignorance, since I just remembered that said gun was actually a cat. I didn't actually remember the name of Chekhov (just looked it up) who said that if you show a gun on the first act, you better use it by the third. Anyway, I have no doubt that you will use the gun, given your subject matter :)

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anonymous coward
6th May 2016, 8:07 AM

How about Chekhov's Schrödinger: A physicist who you just know will say something science-y or explain something later on after they get introduced in the first act. :)

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lirvilas
7th May 2016, 12:08 PM

@Nef: I've already dropped a few hints as to what's gonna happen later, but most of those are in MSV.

@AC: Yeah, the "here's the scientist" thing is a cliche unto itself... I think it's called the "magical helper" when viewed through the lens of the hero's journey.

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Centcomm
6th May 2016, 11:49 AM

Oooh so pretty! Nice JOB!

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lirvilas
7th May 2016, 12:06 PM

Thank you much!

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