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#21 Zombie

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Posted 31 December 2016 - 06:13 AM

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Posted 21 September 2019 - 01:19 PM

This wasn't dropped, it's absense was more to that I lost my password for this and that the site wouldn't allow me to reset a new password.

Thankfully I found it after all this time recently so it's been resolved now. I need to tidy the thread up anyway because photobucket is no longer a trusted hosted site, besides spam has watermarked my images with it's logo so I'll be swapping images with a new host that i been using.

It does look bad on me to give the impression I seemingly discarded a project on a thread, so will be bringing this upto speed.

Edit: Chapter 2 page 4

With previous images corrected. I'll be posting the following mostly under a few posts but this does deserve it's own mention.

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This was a challenge, google may do a better job on translating roman based alphabet (something modern english and western European languages mostly based on) but Urdu was tough and MS word didn't do a good job on it either. Thankfully deviantartist https://www.deviantart.com/sasu-sakuu was helpful enough to give me the appropriate translation so I could re-draw the writing.)

I could have used google translate, but honestly I feel I be ignorant instead of trying to reach out to a world wide community like deviantart as well as the translation wouldn't had been accurate.

As for Advent writing which is more occurring as this goes on, I'll bring up my earlier notes:
setting up a rule for it,  their language is far more simpler than ours. Their word only consist of basic form, such as "home", "learn", "count" etc.. Every addition to the word, such as "-ing" to verb, are loss to them. Here I use the word "eo" for home, "are" for learn and "u" for count (the last one was because it looks like +)

I don't think I can go in depth with it but to clarify Advent writing has no structure anyway what you see on the screen is simply scrambled gibberish just scaled to very small text. Breaking immersion a little by stating that but unfortunately there is no rule for advent writing, on the flip side it means you can make your own rules for it.

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Posted 21 September 2019 - 02:31 PM

C2: Page 5-16
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(Note: More advent writing, the person questioning the couple is a character design from Amanda Burn who has been helping me out. And is introduction of a civilian support group to advent peacekeepers (another self creation) dubbed 'Advent champions' I admit this was inspired by some very patronizing job titles at my job.) The design for advent champions comes from a rough draft of inital advent concept designs except colour scheme was changed from red to blue (reason being is myself and Amanda both agreed that red in advent is a likely symbol of highest authority)
https://www.devianta...the-6-701221149

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(I may one day revise this page given the sheer amount of dialogue, out of all the pages done 9including chapter 3) this one was not my best and feels like a self lesson in improving narration)

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Posted 21 September 2019 - 02:38 PM

C2: Pg17 to Last page of chapter.

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I'll have chapter 3 brought up at some point today, have to say postimage is far far better than photobucket, I also changed the images to be PNG so the quality improves. A lot of this is setup, and try to broaden the scope as much as i can.

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Posted 21 September 2019 - 06:35 PM

Chapter 3 Pages 1-5

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Posted 21 September 2019 - 07:50 PM

C3 Pages 6 - 12

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Nearly upto date with uploads, updating all this has given me a lot to look back on, besides some personal matters it's been tough trying to get two pages a month done with colour, it's getting more challenging given more interior and characters.

Also to mention with last page it's been a combinatuion between my own sketch and amanda's.
https://www.devianta...ion-1-712831060
https://www.devianta...manda-733176091

Also in relation to Amanda she helped work on a 'ADVENT memorial' desiign, created by the aliens to remember those who were killed by xcom. All true of course.

https://www.devianta...orial-791741992

Another  batch coming shortly.

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Posted 21 September 2019 - 08:01 PM

C3 Page 13 - 18

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Final batch left which (time of this post will be 19-21. I would combine it all but a lot is going on in this.

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Posted 21 September 2019 - 08:17 PM

C3 19-21
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That took a long time but it is now upto date.

There is a lot I setup, though while  was able to leave enough gap to have 'Mox' Take up the advent captain post (I suspected theey may include a faction of former advent loyalists or have the perspective of the foot soliders possibly) I didn't think they would open on Kelly's origin from the TLE pack. This was planned long before that and have Kelly origin tied as a activist with the Human Values Coalition (as opposed to children of the earth)

In short there is only so much I can adapt to changes, working slow has it's ups but at some point you have to stand by you're story and idea.

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Posted 20 October 2019 - 07:55 PM

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This was more tricky to do in some ways, one was envisioning the layout of the train, given as this is a long story there have been other moments in time period, chapter 2 for example shown a glimpse of 2033 (Qaint's perspective) here is a echo of the past that in time will paint a larger picture. It was one of the reasons kelly was picked as a character in this.

The first frame also shows the intended layout heriarchy of the 'vip' (or value in partnership) structure. Red bing regional lead, guy behind is head of science and while the one at back is effectively a similar position to Tygen. Only they have universal uniforms, the other two have a colour pattern suited to their own region. (In this case western europe)

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Posted 23 November 2019 - 01:43 AM

Bit of a delay due to amount of detail going into the current pages so far but here is the latest page so far:
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Posted 26 November 2019 - 09:56 PM

A new page:
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Additional notes on link below:
https://www.devianta...pg-24-821554887




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