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Title: A Bugologists Journal :: March 26th, 2015
Post by: Jessi on March 26, 2015, 02:47:05 PM
(http://altermeta.net/comics/page005_andnowsasha000.jpg)

SQUEE, PEOPLE. SQUEE FOR YOUR LIVES.

Also Sasha, woot! New page, woot! Continuation of RotW? Probably not, but still woot!

I'm guessing Casey still has a lot on her plate and/or isn't as invested in the comic much now due to the quality, in comparison to her previous pages that she's put out.

Not that it's bad in the slightest, just making a note.
DISREGARD THAT I'M AN IDIOT. I am pleased that there's a new page! :D
Title: Re: A Bugologists Journal :: March 26th, 2015
Post by: Voidbane on March 26, 2015, 03:57:22 PM
What a purty little Odonata!

^..^~!
Title: Re: A Bugologists Journal :: March 26th, 2015
Post by: Risha Kalsyhan on March 26, 2015, 05:46:14 PM
squee!
Title: Re: A Bugologists Journal :: March 26th, 2015
Post by: Wraa on March 26, 2015, 06:04:12 PM
I'm thinking this is looking good! Noben does change her art styles now an again.
Truthfully, I'd be okay with a greyscale comic, though I do love her coloring work!
I'm just happy to see the next page at any rate! I suspect Noben being in a better location will be a boon to the comic, and certainly to Noben!
Title: Re: A Bugologists Journal :: March 26th, 2015
Post by: Dreaker on March 26, 2015, 06:29:01 PM
I sense a SUV approaching crushing poor dragonfly.
Title: Re: A Bugologists Journal :: March 26th, 2015
Post by: Risha Kalsyhan on March 26, 2015, 07:04:32 PM
I sense a SUV approaching crushing poor dragonfly.
Or a truck.
Title: Re: A Bugologists Journal :: March 26th, 2015
Post by: Wraa on March 26, 2015, 07:11:30 PM
I think that has a very good chance to happen, or something like it.
Title: Re: A Bugologists Journal :: March 26th, 2015
Post by: GabbyKoopa on March 26, 2015, 07:25:12 PM
(http://altermeta.net/comics/page005_andnowsasha000.jpg)

SQUEE, PEOPLE. SQUEE FOR YOUR LIVES.

Also Sasha, woot! New page, woot! Continuation of RotW? Probably not, but still woot!

I'm guessing Casey still has a lot on her plate and/or isn't as invested in the comic much now due to the quality, in comparison to her previous pages that she's put out.

Not that it's bad in the slightest, just making a note. I am pleased that there's a new page! :D

Hey, you hurt Casey's feelings.

Just thought you should know.

She put a lot of work into this page and she hand lettered it, agonized over it. She'd like something a little more supportive than that for the first effing comment. You should know better than that.
This IS a continuation of RotW, it's the next damn scene! Sasha's supposed to be there! Think before you post, you really hurt her!
Title: Re: A Bugologists Journal :: March 26th, 2015
Post by: Caltsar on March 26, 2015, 08:05:07 PM
I have to say, I noticed the hand lettering and it looks awesome! (I wish *my* handwriting could be that good). I think the difference I notice in coloring might be a greater contrast with the shadows and highlights, but I think it looks great.

Also Sasha playing with bugs! I knew he was like me! :3
Title: Re: A Bugologists Journal :: March 26th, 2015
Post by: SleepingBeau on March 26, 2015, 08:12:39 PM
I don't have too much to contribute. I don't ordinarily comment on stuff like this, but I thought maybe our miss Casey might appreciate it.

I can definitely see the effort she put into the page, and I really appreciate the hand-written dialogue. Many people use already existing 'handwritten' typeface so it has that personal touch, or use their own handwriting to create the typeface. Not only does it make it easier to keep everything neat and organized, getting the alignment of each line centered just so is soooooo difficult by hand. Going through that extra effort to do it all by hand is really something else. I sometimes go through several pages of retries before I find something appropriate.

I love the deep-forest path and the little winged cutey, and I think Sasha's expressions are great. Especially the last one :3. I do have a bit of a bias towards forests and nature, though, haha.

The panel arrangement is also really neat! I don't know all the particular words and theory, but I like that it's not just boxes side by side, but it's strategically arranged and flowing so well with the all the imagery and dialogue. I love things with seemingly random but structured order. I feel like the flow of the page is something kinda like but not quite this:
(http://i.imgur.com/wFnIN6F.png?1)
(Also, I may have taken some artistic liberty in my clumsy rendering)

Anyway, before anyone blows up at anyone, let's try to remember that the best outcome is the one where, in the end, everyone is happy at heart.

Thank you for the new page Casey. I look forward to more. <3
Title: Re: A Bugologists Journal :: March 26th, 2015
Post by: Jessi on March 26, 2015, 10:32:59 PM
Hey, you hurt Casey's feelings.

Just thought you should know.

She put a lot of work into this page and she hand lettered it, agonized over it. She'd like something a little more supportive than that for the first effing comment. You should know better than that.
This IS a continuation of RotW, it's the next damn scene! Sasha's supposed to be there! Think before you post, you really hurt her!

...Oh sugar. Apologies indeed. Not much I can say to remedy what's been said, but I am truly sorry. No offense was meant, just noted the colouring wasn't what we usually see.

I don't wanna dig myself into a deeper hole, so Imma be very sorry and shut up. :x
Title: Re: A Bugologists Journal :: March 26th, 2015
Post by: Liram on March 27, 2015, 05:12:12 AM
On a closely related note I SQUEEEEEED so hard when I loaded up the comic and saw a new page that I thought my eyes were going to bleed. Sasha's big eyes will fill my heart with gentle squee whenever I gaze on this page, which will be often.

Thank you, thank you, thank you for this page
Title: Re: A Bugologists Journal :: March 26th, 2015
Post by: Dreaker on March 27, 2015, 01:39:35 PM
Also I would like to mention on the 'squee' panel he nearly as cute as Boo. Just nearly...
Title: Re: A Bugologists Journal :: March 26th, 2015
Post by: Jessi on March 27, 2015, 03:24:33 PM
Also I would like to mention on the 'squee' panel he nearly as cute as Boo. Just nearly...

*He is cuter
Title: Re: A Bugologists Journal :: March 26th, 2015
Post by: Jay Chan on March 27, 2015, 08:41:57 PM
On a closely related note I SQUEEEEEED so hard when I loaded up the comic and saw a new page that I thought my eyes were going to bleed. Sasha's big eyes will fill my heart with gentle squee whenever I gaze on this page, which will be often.

Thank you, thank you, thank you for this page

I second this. This is now one of my new all time favorite pages of Altermeta. The colors, the spotty forest lighting, Sasha's expressions, the flow of the panels, and the cadence of the whole thing are all just spot on!
I also really like that progression in the last three panels of Sasha slowly stepping closer into the light. It really gives a feel for how he's slowly moving to follow that dragonfly.
And that last panel.
Just... *fanboys all over that*

Speaking of which, Casey, that last panel would make the most epic avie next time you feel like changing it!
Title: Re: A Bugologists Journal :: March 26th, 2015
Post by: Voidbane on March 27, 2015, 08:43:52 PM
I would love to see the full background "squee" panel on it's own.
It would make a lovely desktop image...

Or a wicked icon if cropped!

^..^~!
Title: Re: A Bugologists Journal :: March 26th, 2015
Post by: brothejr on March 28, 2015, 01:42:54 AM
Squee!
Title: Re: A Bugologists Journal :: March 26th, 2015
Post by: MeepSire on March 28, 2015, 06:50:02 PM
NewpagenewpagenewpageNewpagenewpagenewpageNewpagenewpagenewpage!
Squee!

So... Where can I find more of those dragonflies?
Title: Re: A Bugologists Journal :: March 26th, 2015
Post by: Draque on March 31, 2015, 05:45:21 AM
Hey, a new page! I wonder if this is a continuation of the fighting game story, or something new?

Love the expression on Sasha's face in that last panel. :3
Title: Re: A Bugologists Journal :: March 26th, 2015
Post by: Lisbon Virgo on March 31, 2015, 06:15:57 AM
It's part of the RotW story.
Title: Re: A Bugologists Journal :: March 26th, 2015
Post by: Voidbane on March 31, 2015, 12:45:49 PM
I can't wait to see the new game mechanics Noben has been hinting at~!
^..^
Title: Re: A Bugologists Journal :: March 26th, 2015
Post by: Jay Chan on March 31, 2015, 03:46:04 PM
I can't wait to see the new game mechanics Noben has been hinting at~!
^..^
Same.
This arc's gonna be good :D
Title: Re: A Bugologists Journal :: March 26th, 2015
Post by: Agryfvar on April 02, 2015, 05:40:47 PM
I can hardly wait to see how this plays out. If the last one was any indication I for one will enjoy the eye candy.  Of course if we do have any say in the next moves I am sure our combatants will get into some pretty curious positions. Hence the reason they don't do Co-Ed wrestling.
Title: Re: A Bugologists Journal :: March 26th, 2015
Post by: MeepSire on April 03, 2015, 03:38:03 AM
Hmmm...         -_-

What are you suggesting?
Title: Re: A Bugologists Journal :: March 26th, 2015
Post by: Dreaker on April 03, 2015, 06:40:21 AM
Panty shots fot both of them!
Title: Re: A Bugologists Journal :: March 26th, 2015
Post by: Lisbon Virgo on April 03, 2015, 08:57:18 AM
Nose bleeds for all of us!
Title: Re: A Bugologists Journal :: March 26th, 2015
Post by: brothejr on April 03, 2015, 09:53:08 AM
*Faints from excitement!*
Title: Re: A Bugologists Journal :: March 26th, 2015
Post by: Voidbane on April 03, 2015, 01:02:34 PM
*Sips mug of tea with a jaded look*

"Kids these days..."

Title: Re: A Bugologists Journal :: March 26th, 2015
Post by: MeepSire on April 03, 2015, 02:32:27 PM
Cashew?...
Title: Re: A Bugologists Journal :: March 26th, 2015
Post by: Risha Kalsyhan on April 03, 2015, 03:34:11 PM
*le gasp!* You brought cashews? *tailwag*
Title: Re: A Bugologists Journal :: March 26th, 2015
Post by: Dreaker on April 03, 2015, 03:57:03 PM
*le gasp!* You brought cashews? *tailwag*
*gets hit by the waging tail on the head falls on the floor and spends the rest of the day unconscious*
Title: Re: A Bugologists Journal :: March 26th, 2015
Post by: Jessi on April 03, 2015, 04:02:43 PM
>Panty shots from both of them
>Sasha's panty shot shows a cute bulge where Casey has decided to give Kuvvie males external parts

~Literally dies because he has gone to heaven~
Title: Re: A Bugologists Journal :: March 26th, 2015
Post by: Risha Kalsyhan on April 03, 2015, 04:17:02 PM
>Panty shots from both of them
>Sasha's panty shot shows a cute bulge where Casey has decided to give Kuvvie males external parts

~Literally dies because he has gone to heaven~
Or maybe Sasha just has a semi.
Title: Re: A Bugologists Journal :: March 26th, 2015
Post by: MeepSire on April 03, 2015, 07:20:44 PM
*if panties aren't visible*
Meh
Title: Re: A Bugologists Journal :: March 26th, 2015
Post by: Wraa on April 03, 2015, 07:59:10 PM
I will enjoy it because Noben is creating it. It will have awesome art, story, plot, etc. I know this because Noben delivers on these things!
I think there will be no 'Meh' to be had however.
Title: Re: A Bugologists Journal :: March 26th, 2015
Post by: MeepSire on April 04, 2015, 03:18:23 AM
I will enjoy it because Noben is creating it. It will have awesome art, story, plot, etc. I know this because Noben delivers on these things!
I think there will be no 'Meh' to be had however.
But waiting is meh... :P
Title: Re: A Bugologists Journal :: March 26th, 2015
Post by: Jay Chan on April 04, 2015, 10:39:17 PM
But waiting is meh... :P
apart from the anticipation which sounds something like
"omgomgomgomgomgomgomgomgomgomgogmomgomgomgomgomgomg"
Title: Re: A Bugologists Journal :: March 26th, 2015
Post by: Agryfvar on April 04, 2015, 11:11:21 PM
Panty shots for both of them!

This would be a requirement, if you want a preview just look for the Rum Wenches.

YAR!
Title: Re: A Bugologists Journal :: March 26th, 2015
Post by: Brunhidden the muse on April 06, 2015, 04:05:30 AM
panty shots? nae, i predict partial nudity to be part of sashas combat mechanics
Title: Re: A Bugologists Journal :: March 26th, 2015
Post by: Jessi on April 06, 2015, 04:27:04 AM
panty shots? nae, i predict partial nudity to be part of sashas combat mechanics

BRUN CALLED IT.

CLEARLY IT MUST HAPPEN. :D
Title: Re: A Bugologists Journal :: March 26th, 2015
Post by: Agryfvar on April 07, 2015, 08:43:26 PM
I am sure Jo has a bust jiggle, hip swish and tail lift move to stagger or stun her easily seduced 'male' opponents. Better bring a few boxes of tissues and extra bags of blood for our dear Sasha.  I have a feeling he won't have to take a physical hit from Jo to start bleeding, If the Boo vs. CC match was any indication and he was just on the sidelines for that one.
Title: Re: A Bugologists Journal :: March 26th, 2015
Post by: Liram on April 08, 2015, 04:18:11 AM
Sasha will probably gladly lose if it means being pinned under Jo. Rejoice, oh my brothers, when you have been pinned by a hot chick in a fight for only then, in the face of your defeat, have you truly won.
Title: Re: A Bugologists Journal :: March 26th, 2015
Post by: Lisbon Virgo on April 08, 2015, 08:21:28 AM
Remember, Sasha allowed himself to be molested with makeup by the girls just for the oppurtunity to touch boob. First chance he gets to take a grapple or pin, he's going for it!
Title: Re: A Bugologists Journal :: March 26th, 2015
Post by: brothejr on April 08, 2015, 09:56:59 AM
Home plate?  :D
Title: Re: A Bugologists Journal :: March 26th, 2015
Post by: Wraa on April 08, 2015, 05:58:40 PM
Given that Jo is a tease/flirt, I doubt Sasha is likely to get far. Of course, in the heat of battle, many things can happen.
Title: Re: A Bugologists Journal :: March 26th, 2015
Post by: Dreaker on April 08, 2015, 06:25:04 PM
Sasha is a master of the graby hand style, I'm sure of it.
Title: Re: A Bugologists Journal :: March 26th, 2015
Post by: Lisbon Virgo on April 08, 2015, 06:39:23 PM
Given that the girls took his groping as flailing and fighting, I'd say quite the master!
Title: Re: A Bugologists Journal :: March 26th, 2015
Post by: Liram on April 09, 2015, 06:01:03 AM
Then again, Sasha has a certain... well you all know its effects mostly from firsthand experience. Is it possible Joe might be under the same spell as many of the forum goers?
Title: Re: A Bugologists Journal :: March 26th, 2015
Post by: Voidbane on April 09, 2015, 03:31:02 PM
Sorry to be a devil's advocate...

I doubt Josephine is a big fan if bugs,
Sasha has matured a lot since his more pervy days,
The previous RotW was never a full-on erotica focus,
and Sasha would likely be fighting for vengeance
as his usual demeanor seems to be rather passive.

Whether there is a gag or two is unknown,
but do not expect this to be a anime fan service.

I find the assumption appalling.
Title: Re: A Bugologists Journal :: March 26th, 2015
Post by: Risha Kalsyhan on April 09, 2015, 05:26:50 PM
Voidbane is right, methinks. Why do we have to automatically have to turn this into a hormone-fueled, Victoria's Secret sponsored, peep show? Jut let our two combatants duke it out, and if Noben feels like servicing her fans, the fans will be serviced.

I do have this much to say, though; Since when is Sasha any less pervy than he was on day one?
Title: Re: A Bugologists Journal :: March 26th, 2015
Post by: Wraa on April 09, 2015, 06:22:36 PM
Noben is good enough to be able to include many things within her comic seamlessly.
It will be enjoyable!
Title: Re: A Bugologists Journal :: March 26th, 2015
Post by: Dreaker on April 09, 2015, 07:59:29 PM
Been a perv stay a perv only hides it better.
Title: Re: A Bugologists Journal :: March 26th, 2015
Post by: Jessi on April 09, 2015, 11:23:23 PM
Silly Void, 'tis not appalling, it's just for funsies.

And then something like 'BI-SEXUALITY!' happens again. For great lulz.
Title: Re: A Bugologists Journal :: March 26th, 2015
Post by: Wraa on April 09, 2015, 11:31:51 PM
Pretty sure Jo is pretty straight.
Sasha is into the girls. Beyond that.... Well, it's up to Noben!  :cool:
Title: Re: A Bugologists Journal :: March 26th, 2015
Post by: Agryfvar on April 09, 2015, 11:33:34 PM
That's quite the advocate, I salute your effectiveness.

I think all of the speculation is just a fight of fancy. Seems many of us have flights of fancy that involve panties, condition and wearer notwithstanding.






Title: Re: A Bugologists Journal :: March 26th, 2015
Post by: Jessi on April 10, 2015, 05:27:51 AM
Pretty sure Jo is pretty straight.
Sasha is into the girls. Beyond that.... Well, it's up to Noben!  :cool:

I did say something like 'BI-SEXUALITY', not that it would be the same. :P
Title: Re: A Bugologists Journal :: March 26th, 2015
Post by: MeepSire on April 29, 2015, 03:54:43 AM
Anyone think the bug is foreshadowing something? Scree?
Title: Re: A Bugologists Journal :: March 26th, 2015
Post by: Voidbane on April 29, 2015, 01:39:55 PM
I know of several things relating Sasha's affinity with bugs and his fighting style...

I also suspect there will be a reason beyond "boredom" to fight.
Title: Re: A Bugologists Journal :: March 26th, 2015
Post by: Lisbon Virgo on April 29, 2015, 11:22:33 PM
I'm thinking the bug is going to get squished, giving us a reason for these two to fight.
Title: Re: A Bugologists Journal :: March 26th, 2015
Post by: Liram on April 30, 2015, 05:39:58 AM
Is the bug really rare or is Sasha just enjoying the combined effects of a beautiful day and his own imagination? Also, did anyone else see his bike? I missed it until today when I was looking carefully at each panel.
Title: Re: A Bugologists Journal :: March 26th, 2015
Post by: MeepSire on April 30, 2015, 06:00:33 AM
Is the bug really rare or is Sasha just enjoying the combined effects of a beautiful day and his own imagination? Also, did anyone else see his bike? I missed it until today when I was looking carefully at each panel.
I saw the bike... The bug could be both...