A few more comic scripts got done last night. Given that I haven’t been plugging away at anything lately, I can’t ask too much of myself, but it’s been mostly pleasant. A kind of funny thing that happened was that I mentioned in a voicemail message that I didn’t feel up to having overtime, and hoped there wouldn’t be any. They called TEs (that is the category I fall into) to ten hours at around midnight. They called it off again around a quarter to two, but it still made me laugh.
I have been in danger of laughing at work for a couple of nights now. Ever since I started listening to the Unbelievable Truth, a BBC radio panel game.
Having fun mixing it up on my breaks. This time I just fannied about, not really doing anything terribly important. One break I spent dealing with the stupid blue chairs on the C9 live-systems-only row. There are so many chairs that I cannot sit in comfortably in that building. Sometimes I just give in. I actually had to pull my legs up under me for about half an hour, ’til my legs fell asleep and I had to sit differently.
Anyway, I digress. More comic scripts mean that I need to just start drawing it. With the chibi concepts done and even coloured with flats, I have no excuse not to just get started. The scripts are less planned out than comic scripts I have done in the past, particularly since the panels don’t have to be arranged or even have a set number. One or two have as many as six panels, some of them have just four, and sometimes there are borderless panels.
The problem that I can already see coming into play is that there isn’t much of a storyline. I have gags and it always ends on a humorous (or hopefully humorous) note. But that isn’t enough to stand on by itself. Sort of like a two-legged stool. Still, it’s a start. I think I’ll update once a week at first, after I get a buffer of three or four done. No colour at first, and then we’ll see. I don’t know how much I can ask of my time. It seems like I have less and less of it.
Other things I’m doing have less to do with ongoing projects. The vampire story thing that I brought up in the livejournal that I don’t pay any attention to is still whirling about, having fun on the odd break. I named the main characters once or twice, and I think every single character in it has been renamed at least once. Note to self: Ramsumair and Taliaferro. These are operatives, even if they are not part of the underground, or even the vampire thingy. It needs a new title. Rebound doesn’t work anymore. Recycle just seems oddly cruel for some reason, which might explain why I even thought of it. As well as why I want to use it.
This is the vein I’m going to be on for a while, innit? The stuff I do at work and the fun stuff that I’m trying to do. With the Athena smeghead scale done, I managed to make another attempt at writing an “entry” for her, but her history gets bogged down. It isn’t something I’m going to make public, so the only information that goes in is what I want and/or need in it. However, a lot of that information is hard to put all in one place.
One way to deal with the branching I already thought of. Hypertext will solve a lot of problems and also get things going for other books, such as stuff about Athena’s father and Kosmo.
No, they do not have a bromance. That would just be silly. And very out of character for Kosmo. He’s more of the type of man who would be in love with his car.
Oddly enough, I am not listening to Queen right now.