Chapter Eigh: Page Nine

posted 10th Oct 2016, 10:44 AM

Chapter Eigh: Page Nine
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10th Oct 2016, 10:44 AM

Saeriellyn

Cat 4 hurricanes, disastrous elections...

...and earthquakes and landslides just when you thought you were getting out of trouble.

Crazy how often art imitates life. :P

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10th Oct 2016, 11:01 AM

mjkj

Well, he should have listened to Eilonwy...

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10th Oct 2016, 3:14 PM

Saeriellyn

Maybe. Caution is always wise in this place!

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10th Oct 2016, 12:29 PM

lifelight

aw. Life's harsh lessons. -_-;; That's not gonna feel too great when he finally gets back up again. Great art, tho! Geez.

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10th Oct 2016, 3:13 PM

Saeriellyn

Poor Taran. Disasters just happen, and it's not actually his fault (this time), but you'll find out all about it later!

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10th Oct 2016, 1:22 PM

Odd May

Great update! Wow! I love how you did this! I am excited for the next page because, if I remember correctly from Prydain canon a la Saeriellyn, there may be some shippiness here.

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10th Oct 2016, 3:12 PM

Saeriellyn

lol, well, maybe not next page, but somewhere in the near future - though this is where I have to straddle a line between my own ship-happy tendencies and a more strict interpretation of the text. I think I have a decent solution in mind, but we'll see what readers think. Some people are never pleased with /any/ deviation at all. I have tentative plans to adapt entire scenes from my fic that are not in the original, but if I do, I will post them separately from this (with a note linking to them in the appropriate chronological spots) so that the purists shouldn't have anything to complain about.

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10th Oct 2016, 10:03 PM

joeyballast

Niiiiice. I actually didn't see this coming. I thought they were gonna bust straight back out into a squad of zombies or something. Oh, Taran... I get the feeling you're going to be happy you have that sword pretty quick...

I really like what you did with the sounds effects integrated into the background. It makes it really makes it pop more than just letters over the image.

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11th Oct 2016, 11:15 AM

Saeriellyn

That would have been exciting! This plot has a definite roller coaster style of dipping from high action to lighter and even humorous moments, which keeps things interesting (to my mind, anyway - lovers of endless battle scenes are going to get bored I guess) and no doubt was tailored to the age of its intended audience. Good stuff coming, but not what any newbies are expecting.

The integrated sound effects were a late stroke of inspiration, particularly the rock crack. I had almost finished a more traditional one when I got that idea and had to go back for a re-do. Definitely worth it. I'll have to experiment more with that kind of thing.

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10th Oct 2016, 11:46 PM

Shirokuro

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11th Oct 2016, 11:16 AM

Saeriellyn

Indeed! This is...the third big fall of the series? Taran's lucky to escape without any broken bones!

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11th Oct 2016, 5:22 PM

Rob S.

So, so good. Love the Incorporated sound effect, and the extra page length for the fall!

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13th Oct 2016, 2:53 AM

Saeriellyn

You would not believe how hard it was for me to get comfortable with breaking out of the standard size page! Some part of me was so intent on hanging on to internal consistency, and the thought of eventually printing! It still bothers me a little, but I bow to the tech age. It does have advantages. I love the suspense that can be built by forcing a viewer to scroll down further to see what happens next.

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13th Oct 2016, 6:35 PM

Rob S.

I admit, my first thought on seeing a page like this is "how is she going to print that?"

That's a question that probably falls into the category of "Nice problem to have."

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13th Oct 2016, 6:42 PM

Saeriellyn

lol it would be. As it stands, I'm not even thinking of printing anymore.

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