Ch4 pg18

July 18th, 2011, 12:28 pm



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Yubria, July 18th, 2011, 1:00 pm     Reply

This week's vote incentive- a picture of a dress I found online that inspired a formal outfit Kydera will eventually wear.

Quick question for you- Whose backstory are you most interested in and why?

Well. Sorry about the late update. This last week has been absolutely crazy for a number of different reasons, and I'm emotionally and physically exhausted from it. Plus I ended up completely re-inking the last panel of this page because I hated how it looked the first time around. All things considered, I think I'm doing pretty well to be just a day off schedule. The next page might be a little late too, since my birthday's on Saturday and all.

I must admit, I'm a little surprised from the comments on the last page- "sad" is not quite the expression I was going for there... more like "simmering." Maybe it's just that I know what Iavar's sad face looks like and you don't? Or maybe I need to brush up on expressions a little. And JSYK- I know hunters usually gut the animals before taking them back. At least, that's what I've always heard, and it makes sense (because why would you haul back pounds of stuff you don't want?). Iavar isn't doing that because 1- he's a centaur, and the deer is relatively small. He won't have any trouble carrying it back. 2- Tomorrow is their Rest Day and he has to be back in camp by sunset (more on that in a minute). Iavar would probably have enough time to gut the deer and get back to camp, but he'd rather not push it. 3- It works better for the story that way.

Short explanation of Rest Day- their weeks start with it. It's a day that they're required to rest from the usual work/activities of the week, and, if possible, go to a nearby temple to worship Ciuda. Even though the day technically starts at midnight, it's tradition to start Rest Day by sunset the night before. The group here stopped early tonight to make sure they had camp set up and everything before sunset, and Iavar skipped out on helping set up because he needed to blow off some steam.


minotaurgirl- Sounds smelly, although I'm pretty sure he doesn't care. He just wants to kill something at the moment.

AlpineBob- Thanks, I'm glad you enjoyed reading it, and thanks for taking the time to post all those comments. I know there's a lot of mistakes/inconsistencies and some continuity errors in a lot of the earlier pages that I want to go back and fix, but I haven't yet because I haven't had the time. Anyways, thanks for reading, and I hope you enjoy it!

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minotaurgirl, July 19th, 2011, 8:37 am     Reply

I didn't think he looked sad on the last page-I read more mild irritation and that he was deep in thought than anything else. He looked like something was bothering him a lot-or two particular somethings who are going to end up in a LOT of trouble if they don't watch it.

Personally, I'd like to see Iavar's backstory-True, my deep love of Centaurs influences that a great deal, but he seems to have more depth to me than some of the others, and like he has had a lot to deal with in his past, and I'd love to learn about his wife and culture as well.

AlpineBob, July 23rd, 2011, 6:11 pm     Reply

Oh, yeah - you're favorited on TopWeb. :)

And now that I go back and study the last page, he does look more annoyed than anything to me. I think I was fooled by the *sigh* -- it sounded sad to me.

AlpineBob, July 23rd, 2011, 6:16 pm     Reply

Oh, yeah, I'm not a bow-hunter, but it seems likely that there might be at least a trace of blood where the arrow impacted, and got pulled out...

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