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Title: SPECTATORS - Who do you wanna see?
Post by: Noben on July 29, 2011, 03:30:37 PM


It may seem like a dumb question, but it occurred to me that some external observation about the whole thing and additional commentary might be needed to make this a little more "audience friendly" to those that still don't know what the heck is going on.  But who should the spectators be?  You never know, they may be subject to collateral effects of the fight!


You get two votes!  The top two will be picked, any ties just means more will be there to make an appearance! (no real limit on spectators)

Fyi on the side characters mentioned:
Sergei (http://www.altermeta.net/archive.php?comic=45) (Sasha's father)
Tesserly (http://www.altermeta.net/archive.php?comic=36) (Ruth's father)
Binki (http://www.altermeta.net/archive.php?comic=12) (Tabitha's aunt)
Professor Kreggory-Who-Smokes-A-Pipe  (http://www.altermeta.net/archive.php?comic=0)(Ruth's highly respected and most favourite teacher of all time)
Doris (http://www.altermeta.net/archive.php?comic=52) (Sasha's mother)


The voting polls will be revealed when it expires.
Title: Re: SPECTATORS - Who do you wanna see?
Post by: DarkCompanion on July 29, 2011, 03:39:00 PM
From a personal standpoint, based on Sasha's mom's behavior in the past regarding his well being and such... I think it'd be hilarious for her to be watching while Sasha fights.

But in this particular scene... I think I read somewhere that this battle thing happens every once in a while where the Kuvrahks will go at it with each other or something. Since it's something that is 'tradition' and happens only once in a while, I guess... I voted for Tesserly and Sergei, since they're both the historical fanatics of the comic thus far. Ruth would probably be pre-occupied watching Jo battle due to booty-related reasons, so yeah.

I did my research o.o;
Title: Re: SPECTATORS - Who do you wanna see?
Post by: FlyingSquirrell on July 29, 2011, 05:59:44 PM
I picked D'Shea and Sasha.
Title: Re: SPECTATORS - Who do you wanna see?
Post by: Noben on July 29, 2011, 07:56:34 PM
Heh heh, I'm already forming various conversations with whatever spectator combo comes up.

The next page is a kind of filler, obvious of what's going to happen, but the one after that will be a moment of the spectators watching what's happening.
Title: Re: SPECTATORS - Who do you wanna see?
Post by: FlyingSquirrell on July 29, 2011, 07:58:55 PM
I admit, I'm excited for D'Shea and Sasha to be together. *wink wink*
Title: Re: SPECTATORS - Who do you wanna see?
Post by: Drake Varkis on July 29, 2011, 08:51:37 PM
I want to see more of Professor Kreggory-Who-Smokes-A-Pipe!
Title: Re: SPECTATORS - Who do you wanna see?
Post by: Dreaker on July 29, 2011, 10:47:10 PM
I picked D'Shea and Sasha.
Same here. They are the most promising fun sources.
Sasha praying for wardrobe malfunctions  D'Shea faint in every five seconds if Sashas wish comes true
Title: Re: SPECTATORS - Who do you wanna see?
Post by: FlyingSquirrell on July 29, 2011, 11:05:09 PM
Yeah... That's why I picked them... *shady eyes*
Title: Re: SPECTATORS - Who do you wanna see?
Post by: Noben on July 30, 2011, 01:57:21 PM
So ya'll want something vaguely flirty and sexual.

Oh you shippers.
Title: Re: SPECTATORS - Who do you wanna see?
Post by: joshofspam on July 30, 2011, 07:07:12 PM
Doris! Binki! I chose you!

I think they would give both funny and interesting observations.
Title: Re: SPECTATORS - Who do you wanna see?
Post by: FlyingSquirrell on July 30, 2011, 08:20:09 PM
So ya'll want something vaguely flirty and sexual.

Oh you shippers.

Specifically me. Anyone else is just looking for funny moments.
Title: Re: SPECTATORS - Who do you wanna see?
Post by: CrowTRobot on July 30, 2011, 09:49:14 PM
Ruth and Prof. Kreggory-Who-Smokes-A-Pipe.
Title: Re: SPECTATORS - Who do you wanna see?
Post by: DarkCompanion on July 31, 2011, 05:37:58 AM
So ya'll want something vaguely flirty and sexual.

Oh you shippers.

:< I never mentioned anything about flirty and sexual, I mentioned historical and logical.

How dare you generalize the DC!
Title: Re: SPECTATORS - Who do you wanna see?
Post by: Dreaker on July 31, 2011, 08:05:59 AM
Specifically me. Anyone else is just looking for funny moments.
Yup. WE need funny but of course if one of them or both of them loose some clothing or all of it  we won't complain.
Title: Re: SPECTATORS - Who do you wanna see?
Post by: FlyingSquirrell on July 31, 2011, 08:07:01 AM
Thanks, Dreak. That made me laugh.
Title: Re: SPECTATORS - Who do you wanna see?
Post by: Zenanor on July 31, 2011, 01:54:58 PM
D'Shea and Professor Kreggory-Who-Smokes-A-Pipe. Because having a teacher and student watching a girlfight can have an interesting result.
Especially because it's D'Shea and Ruth's favorite teacher.
Title: Re: SPECTATORS - Who do you wanna see?
Post by: Draque on August 01, 2011, 03:41:40 PM
Honestly, I want to see Ruth with the prof that he's all starry eyed for.  I can imagine the professor making snide comments against Ruth and Ruth being uncharacteristically aware of it.  Which would make me smile. :3
Title: Re: SPECTATORS - Who do you wanna see?
Post by: Noben on August 01, 2011, 05:39:22 PM
oh goodness, the votings are turning out really cool.  If it goes the way I think (and kind of hope), I already got an idea of what might be entertaining.

And the idea bout Ruth and Kreggory..  that would be kind of cute.

I pushed the voting up by a couple of days, and might keep doing so to at least give this topic a chance to be highlighted by the main page of the site on the next update.
Title: Re: SPECTATORS - Who do you wanna see?
Post by: Centaur71 on August 02, 2011, 09:34:38 PM
I chose Sasha and T-square for two reasons; 1. Sasha is already on T-square's list for blabbing to whats-his-filename of how she feels about him, so it wouldn't take much to set her off and 2. They're ALWAYS at each other's doors about whether ninjas or Capt. Justice would be superior in combat. A battle between them would bury this issue for once and for all!  :lol:
Title: Re: SPECTATORS - Who do you wanna see?
Post by: FlyingSquirrell on August 02, 2011, 09:35:50 PM
That and the Ninja Kitties. Don't forget them.
Title: Re: SPECTATORS - Who do you wanna see?
Post by: Wraa on August 04, 2011, 12:36:24 PM
Ruth and T-Square.

Ruth for his snide comments and maybe a dose of Ruth-o-vision for.... detailed analysis.

T because I feel she is a good foil for Ruth and will have her own feelings on the fighting, given her knowledge of such things. Add in her sarcastic wit and I think it would be a winning combo!
Title: Re: SPECTATORS - Who do you wanna see?
Post by: hariman on August 04, 2011, 01:43:18 PM
I voted Doris and Binki. For the Lols.

I'm gonna enjoy this!
Title: Re: SPECTATORS - Who do you wanna see?
Post by: Mowser on August 04, 2011, 01:53:00 PM
I hate to admit it, but I went with no one.  I'd like the focus to stay on the fight, really, and while I understand that the next page is supposed to be filler, this arc is already supposed to be pure filler.  Filler of filler?

Now, that said, this arc is supposed to be fun, and seeing more of our favorite characters will definitely add to it.  Considering that, then, it probably isn't a surprise that I'd be content to just get on with it as my favorite character is already up there doing her thing.  Go Boo Go!
Title: Re: SPECTATORS - Who do you wanna see?
Post by: Noben on August 04, 2011, 06:57:20 PM
Yeah I can see that. But it helps break up the monotony, and can be done as more practice for me to deal with the unknowns in the "story".


Anyway, so far it looks like we have one person who is a shoe-in, I don't think they're going to be dethroned as a spectator.  But now we have a single second placer, and about five people one vote behind them are all tied.  If it ties up, this means a massive crowd. o_O   Not sure if I can handle that one.  I was thinking maybe only three folks might at least make it in via ties, but six?  Oh boy..  X)
Title: Re: SPECTATORS - Who do you wanna see?
Post by: Dreaker on August 04, 2011, 07:08:44 PM
Ruth and T-Square.
Hmm... I think T will start to beat up Ruth at some point.
Title: Re: SPECTATORS - Who do you wanna see?
Post by: Squachy on August 04, 2011, 07:43:49 PM
I say whoever the next two combatants are, they can be observing the fight, critisizing moves, then have some sort of staredown with each other when they begin to disagree with each other.

Of course that'd be kinda difficult when the next two combatants arent even chosen yet :)
Title: Re: SPECTATORS - Who do you wanna see?
Post by: Cole on August 05, 2011, 02:03:27 AM
My Saaaaaaaaaaaashaaaaaaaaaaaaaa 8D!
Title: Re: SPECTATORS - Who do you wanna see?
Post by: FlyingSquirrell on August 05, 2011, 05:58:28 AM
My Saaaaaaaaaaaashaaaaaaaaaaaaaa 8D!

Hello, fellow Sasha fan! Welcome to the club! We have jackets!
Title: Re: SPECTATORS - Who do you wanna see?
Post by: DragonAion on August 05, 2011, 04:07:41 PM
I would have to vote for Sasha and T-Square. Sasha of course would be funny to watch during all of this and I'm sure T-Square would get a kick out of it.
Title: Re: SPECTATORS - Who do you wanna see?
Post by: DarkCompanion on August 05, 2011, 04:26:09 PM
<.<

I'M ONE OF THE TWO THAT LOVES SERGEI AND TESSERLY
Title: Re: SPECTATORS - Who do you wanna see?
Post by: Noben on August 05, 2011, 04:27:12 PM
Not sure why the poll was edited to allow folks to see the votes after voting. That has been fixed.
Title: Re: SPECTATORS - Who do you wanna see?
Post by: FlyingSquirrell on August 05, 2011, 07:18:36 PM
Not sure why the poll was edited to allow folks to see the votes after voting. That has been fixed.

And I missed that? Damn.
Title: Re: SPECTATORS - Who do you wanna see?
Post by: DragonAion on August 06, 2011, 04:00:02 AM
And I missed that? Damn.
Missed the opportunity thar. :P
Title: Re: SPECTATORS - Who do you wanna see?
Post by: Noben on August 06, 2011, 05:58:42 AM
It's okay, it's done.  A shoe-in for Sasha, apparently his commentary and reactions are very much desired.
And a tie between D'shea and Kreggory.  Oh this might be just adorable to do.

I got an idea. Now to actually work on the page.
Title: Re: SPECTATORS - Who do you wanna see?
Post by: DarkCompanion on August 06, 2011, 06:07:00 PM
Kreggory:

*takes pipe out of his mouth*
This is highly inappropriate *nods*
Title: Re: SPECTATORS - Who do you wanna see?
Post by: FlyingSquirrell on August 06, 2011, 06:09:18 PM
You know, this will be fun either way this turns out, so I'm good. I still want Sasha and D'Shea, simply because they're so cute together. But Kreggory-Who-Smokes-A-Pipe and Sasha should be fun.
Title: Re: SPECTATORS - Who do you wanna see?
Post by: Centaur71 on August 06, 2011, 11:02:10 PM
Maybe its the Trekker in me, but Mr Kreggory-who-smokes-a-pipe, sounds like a Vulcan with his mannerisms and his penchant towards knowledge. He and Ruth get it on, and I can just see Ruth dropping like a vase in a china shop when Mr Kreggory-who-smokes-a-pipe gives him the Vulcan neck pinch; UHHHH...  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: SPECTATORS - Who do you wanna see?
Post by: Noben on August 08, 2011, 12:38:52 PM
What what I've figured out, it's gonna be two pages of spectating.  Hope it's entertaining enough when done.
Title: Re: SPECTATORS - Who do you wanna see?
Post by: Cole on August 10, 2011, 02:34:23 AM
I'm a long-time Sasha fan :3~ *carries around her Sasha plushie* We had a ninja-mance. Back in the day...

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v62/d00dle_f0x/Caz_JCSW.jpg)

*dreamy sigh*
Title: Re: SPECTATORS - Who do you wanna see?
Post by: FlyingSquirrell on August 10, 2011, 02:38:57 AM
Technically, I win, because Sasha and D'Shea are in the top. But Professor Kreggory-who-smokes-a-pipe and D'Shea are tied for second place.
Title: Re: SPECTATORS - Who do you wanna see?
Post by: Noben on August 10, 2011, 02:57:35 AM
I'm a long-time Sasha fan :3~ *carries around her Sasha plushie* We had a ninja-mance. Back in the day...
(image sniped)

*dreamy sigh*

Oh my goodness I had forgotten about this picture.
And I just remembered, I still have the event file for Open Canvas for it. ^____^
Title: Re: SPECTATORS - Who do you wanna see?
Post by: Cole on August 10, 2011, 03:10:37 AM
Oh my goodness I had forgotten about this picture.
And I just remembered, I still have the event file for Open Canvas for it. ^____^

Really?! Gah. This new computer can't run oC properly and that makes me all kinds of sadface ._. I can't even draw, anymore :< I'm glad someone has it, though! <33333
 <3 the Sasha, <3 yer artz :3 *kittehface*
Title: Re: SPECTATORS - Who do you wanna see?
Post by: Noben on August 10, 2011, 10:46:57 PM
Aww, that sucks Cole.  Not even just oC 1.1?  that's so weird...



Oh and about the next couple of pages. Still working on a "punchline" of sorts.  Unfortunately what I conjured up might be a tad too obvious and preachy on something that in all honesty I don't care about either way. X)  You'll see though.

I must find me a proofreader to grade the flow of these pages....
Title: Re: SPECTATORS - Who do you wanna see?
Post by: Cole on August 10, 2011, 11:26:07 PM
I can open oC but it's real... jerky? Just bad. :<

I await the updates with high curiosity :3 I love how Boo's all shadowy!
Title: Re: SPECTATORS - Who do you wanna see?
Post by: Centaur71 on August 11, 2011, 05:17:32 AM
Doesn't matter who wins in the polls; when this s#!t goes down...we'll all win! Am I right mateys? (sheesh, been hangin' around T-square too long)
Title: Re: SPECTATORS - Who do you wanna see?
Post by: Noben on August 11, 2011, 09:02:15 PM
I'm actually going to wait for next Wednesday on this one guys.

I'm trying to catch up on doing commissions, on top of a local convention (RMFC) going on this weekend that I will be attending.  That and I'm still working out some silly dialogue for these pages, and with all the somewhat stressful distractions of my personal life cropping it up it's just been hell trying to get any kind of progress on this.
Title: Re: SPECTATORS - Who do you wanna see?
Post by: Centaur71 on August 13, 2011, 10:11:59 PM
Not a prob, Noben; take your time. All good things...and all that other philosophical handwave  ;)
Title: Re: SPECTATORS - Who do you wanna see?
Post by: Noben on August 15, 2011, 06:57:26 AM

Tomorrow.. comic..

After dealing with the convention and the tetris of driving cars, getting people to work and timing to be around others at the same time, having no more than 3 to 4 consecutive hours of sleep over the past three days, in addition to only getting that little bit every 24+ hours, I'm gonna have the peace of mind and time to finally finish the damn page!
Title: Re: SPECTATORS - Who do you wanna see?
Post by: DarkCompanion on August 15, 2011, 02:10:13 PM
After dealing with the convention and the tetris of driving cars, getting people to work and timing to be around others at the same time, having no more than 3 to 4 consecutive hours of sleep over the past three days, in addition to only getting that little bit every 24+ hours, I'm gonna have the peace of mind and time to finally finish the damn page!

<.<

>.>

By, the way, can you drive me to Yellowstone Park? :3
Title: Re: SPECTATORS - Who do you wanna see?
Post by: Tail Whip on August 16, 2011, 08:16:27 PM
Bad DC! *sprays with water gatling*  Headshot!  Overkill!  Untouchable perfection!

*Sulks because he missed the polling.  Wah!*
Title: Re: SPECTATORS - Who do you wanna see?
Post by: DarkCompanion on August 17, 2011, 04:06:41 PM
Bad DC! *sprays with water gatling*  Headshot!  Overkill!  Untouchable perfection!

Your water related efforts will not work on me. My favorite weather is the rain and I gladly stand out in it whenever it rains.

So my mentality towards the rain is my armor lock against those weapons.

Title: Re: SPECTATORS - Who do you wanna see?
Post by: Tail Whip on August 18, 2011, 02:25:14 PM
And my sarcastic comments energy drain your armor lock away, just in time for me to hit you with a pumped-up super soaker.
Title: Re: SPECTATORS - Who do you wanna see?
Post by: DarkCompanion on August 18, 2011, 04:00:18 PM
And my sarcastic comments energy drain your armor lock away, just in time for me to hit you with a pumped-up super soaker.

Sarcasm doesn't work either. I've built up a mental resistance to bullies by using sarcasm, humor, logic, and wit as my combative powers.

You're gonna have to do better than that, Tail hwhip!
Title: Re: SPECTATORS - Who do you wanna see?
Post by: FlyingSquirrell on August 18, 2011, 10:55:02 PM
Ooh, big shiny red button! Wonder what it does~ *Push*
Title: Re: SPECTATORS - Who do you wanna see?
Post by: DarkCompanion on August 19, 2011, 12:32:15 AM
Ooh, big shiny red button! Wonder what it does~ *Push*

My avatar is a big red button.
Title: Re: SPECTATORS - Who do you wanna see?
Post by: FlyingSquirrell on August 19, 2011, 12:35:22 AM
LIES, DC, LIES!
Title: Re: SPECTATORS - Who do you wanna see?
Post by: Valkaine on August 19, 2011, 06:58:58 AM
Ooh, big shiny red button! Wonder what it does~ *Push*

That depends on what the label above it says.  Is it "ATTACK", "COUNTERATTACK" or "TAKIN' IT EASY"?


the reward of "1 internet(s)" to anyone who gets the reference
Title: Re: SPECTATORS - Who do you wanna see?
Post by: FlyingSquirrell on August 19, 2011, 07:35:57 AM
It says 'BURN IT ALL TO THE GROUND!' With like six more exclamation marks.
Title: Re: SPECTATORS - Who do you wanna see?
Post by: Tail Whip on August 19, 2011, 03:29:44 PM
Mind explaining it to me?  I don't get the reference. :/

In further news, I trap DC in crystal.  I submerge the crystal in a pool of sulfuric acid.  I arrange golem guards with lasers, rocket launchers, and grenades around the pool.  I build a three-yard-thick titanium dome around the entire setup.  I set electrified copper strips on the surface of the dome.  I set the whole thing on a mile-thick slab of onyx and marble.  I bury mines all over the surrounding area.  DC, no single person is going to be able to bypass this.  There is no Link to your Zelda here.  Now the important question: how do you get out?  I'm genuinely interested in this.  How do you escape this overkill dungeon?
Title: Re: SPECTATORS - Who do you wanna see?
Post by: Centaur71 on August 19, 2011, 04:31:16 PM
Noben most likely takes care of ALL of you...by simply crumpling the paper in a wad and Michael Jordan-ing it into the circular file  :lol:
Title: Re: SPECTATORS - Who do you wanna see?
Post by: Dreaker on August 19, 2011, 04:47:49 PM
How do you escape this overkill dungeon?
Simply break the rules of physics.
Title: Re: SPECTATORS - Who do you wanna see?
Post by: Valkaine on August 19, 2011, 05:01:17 PM
Mind explaining it to me?  I don't get the reference. :/

PMed  =)
Title: Re: SPECTATORS - Who do you wanna see?
Post by: FlyingSquirrell on August 20, 2011, 12:32:24 AM
Mind explaining it to me?  I don't get the reference. :/

In further news, I trap DC in crystal.  I submerge the crystal in a pool of sulfuric acid.  I arrange golem guards with lasers, rocket launchers, and grenades around the pool.  I build a three-yard-thick titanium dome around the entire setup.  I set electrified copper strips on the surface of the dome.  I set the whole thing on a mile-thick slab of onyx and marble.  I bury mines all over the surrounding area.  DC, no single person is going to be able to bypass this.  There is no Link to your Zelda here.  Now the important question: how do you get out?  I'm genuinely interested in this.  How do you escape this overkill dungeon?

I'd suicide and respawn somewhere else.
Title: Re: SPECTATORS - Who do you wanna see?
Post by: Noben on August 20, 2011, 01:41:38 AM
Alright, veered enough off topic. Voting is over with anyway. Locking this.