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(Stick Ninjas) - Chapter 7 by Busterthefox
(Stick Ninjas) - Chapter 7
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These have been strangely fun to make lately. Surprisingly enough, these tend to take around an hour to make each. You'd think they would be a bit easier, I guess? Maybe I should make some "stock sprites" of the characters that I can draw upon for generic action poses and such. That would significantly cut down on the time it takes to make these, since I wouldn't have to draw each character every time. It would also give me a little more freedom to make epic colored backdrops like I did in this one. In the original page, it wasn't necessarily night time, there was just a huge fire as the epic backdrop, but adding in the dark grass and starry sky really helped set the mood better than in the physical page.

So the wavey-headband sword ninja's name is Lokii. And, it seems a new ninja named Joe has come to fight! His colored head and fighting pose are his unique characteristics. He also speaks in a... specific manner (Switching L's and R's wherever it will sound silly, basically). I did this to hint at Lokii's namesake: Rocky The Mutt. Rocky. Rokii. :p So yeah, no relation at all to Thor's evil brother, it just happened that way. Lol!

This'll probably be the last one I upload today... Wait, the last two happened yesterday! 0: Weird, I usually don't go back to creative projects two days in a row. ;) Productivity is fun! Even if I'm just drawing stick figures in Paint. Heh!
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(Stick Ninjas) - Chapter 6 by Busterthefox
(Stick Ninjas) - Chapter 6
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So I got another one done. They don't really take THAT long. I learned a few more new tricks I can use to make the whole process easier. I think I'm going to forget about the fire for a few pages just to see if that helps speed things up (Well, maybe I'll do a little bit in the next one). It's not really important to the story anymore, even though it DOES add some much-needed color. XP

In the next chapter (page), we learn the flowing-headband ninja's name. By the way, I wish I had a spiky textbox as a preset in Paint. xD For some reason it has three different talk bubble types pre-loaded, but there isn't a good one for "action" lines, so I always have to free-hand it when one comes up in the original material. :p Speaking of which, no, I wasn't able to fit ALL that text onto the original page. Since I have more space/a neat font to use, I'm able to add a little more exposition to the dialogue. :D I'll have a detailed wiki and a huge cult following in no time.
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(Stick Ninjas) - Chapter 5 by Busterthefox
(Stick Ninjas) - Chapter 5
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My first upload to dA in... years, I guess?? What have I done!?

Well, I had never really given up on making these. The first four were a pain to make, so I had stopped. this one gave me some trouble as well, but it was mostly my fault; I was trying to do something fancy to get the third panel to look cool, but after like 15 minutes of failed attempts, I gave up and just free-handed it. :p

Just so everyone knows: I've been copying these from actual physical paper that I drew these on. xD I would just scan them in, but they're very messy. I have 20 chapters (pages) IRL, and at one point I actually bought myself a set of blank flash cards so I could draw more into the future. xD I'm about to start drawing the next one, and if it doesn't take too long, I'll probably continue to make these. They're fun to draw when I have a few spare moments, and I guess it would be fun to have my own web comic. :p

P.S.: More color! :p
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I know I've all but abandoned my dA account at this point, but I had to stop by today to get rid of some old stories... Namely, the first two chapters of "Selos Freedom Fighters" and the short story, "The Yielded".

I'm doing this because of a few reasons:
1. I'm going to re-write the story from scratch. In my mind, I see it sort of as a "reboot" of the series rather than just a slightly different sequel to the short story.
2. I never liked having the very first story I've ever seriously written be part of the canon. Since it's the first world and set of characters I've ever created, I hold this story pretty close to my heart. I want to give it the touch-ups it deserves (I originally wrote the short story in my second year of high school, and it had a lot of silly mistakes).
3. I'm finally going to hunker down and try to complete a novel-length story. When I finish it, I fully intend to get it published ASAP. 
3a. That said, I'm not sure it would be a good idea to post the whole thing online for free... So I won't be uploading the new version here (Nor at FictionPress. Sorry! Hey, if I do get published, I'll try to send you a free copy! xD).

So that's about it. If and when I get Selos Freedom fighters published, I'll probably resume work on Terra the Ghost Girl. Unless the book becomes a megahit, and I'm practically forced to write the nest Selos novel immediately, but let's forget I said that, I need to keep my head out of the clouds. :p I'm not expecting to be the next Twilight or Hunger Games, I'd just like to make a living by doing something I love! :3

Thanks for reading. I've got myself scheduled to make sure I write some of the story daily, so I hope I can finish it quickly. :)
  • Mood: Eager
  • Watching: Azumanga Daioh, DBZ Kai
  • Playing: Skyrim
  • Eating: Mini Bagel Pizzas
  • Drinking: Generic Diet Cola
I know I've all but abandoned my dA account at this point, but I had to stop by today to get rid of some old stories... Namely, the first two chapters of "Selos Freedom Fighters" and the short story, "The Yielded".

I'm doing this because of a few reasons:
1. I'm going to re-write the story from scratch. In my mind, I see it sort of as a "reboot" of the series rather than just a slightly different sequel to the short story.
2. I never liked having the very first story I've ever seriously written be part of the canon. Since it's the first world and set of characters I've ever created, I hold this story pretty close to my heart. I want to give it the touch-ups it deserves (I originally wrote the short story in my second year of high school, and it had a lot of silly mistakes).
3. I'm finally going to hunker down and try to complete a novel-length story. When I finish it, I fully intend to get it published ASAP. 
3a. That said, I'm not sure it would be a good idea to post the whole thing online for free... So I won't be uploading the new version here (Nor at FictionPress. Sorry! Hey, if I do get published, I'll try to send you a free copy! xD).

So that's about it. If and when I get Selos Freedom fighters published, I'll probably resume work on Terra the Ghost Girl. Unless the book becomes a megahit, and I'm practically forced to write the nest Selos novel immediately, but let's forget I said that, I need to keep my head out of the clouds. :p I'm not expecting to be the next Twilight or Hunger Games, I'd just like to make a living by doing something I love! :3

Thanks for reading. I've got myself scheduled to make sure I write some of the story daily, so I hope I can finish it quickly. :)
  • Mood: Eager
  • Watching: Azumanga Daioh, DBZ Kai
  • Playing: Skyrim
  • Eating: Mini Bagel Pizzas
  • Drinking: Generic Diet Cola

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Busterthefox
Daniel Dawson
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United States
Hello! You can call me Buster. :3

I am an American human male. Yup. My fursona is an anthropomorphic water fox. He can control water, ice and snow. But not steam. There's a reason for that, but it's a bit much to explain here...

As an artist, I'm more into music. Music is my calling; it's what I see myself doing for the rest of my working life. But I also have a talent for writing, so I do that sometimes, too.

I also make video games. Refer to my website link below to check it out. I have a few screenshots for my latest demos, even if you don't feel like playing them. Games are considered art by most people too, right? :D
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Arrowfoot Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013
I really liked Stick Adventure. There were several lines in it that made me chuckle, and it was fun to play through. I actually wasn't as interested in Umbrage, but it was still cool. ^_^ Definitely let me know when you have more demos done!
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Busterthefox Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:D I actually just got done applying a huge update to Stick Adventure (because I'm gonna record a video of it soon, so I wanted it to be at its best). That'll be online very soon! Yeah, there's still not a lot done on Umbrage. It'll probably seem more interesting once I get more of the story in it and you can access more Abilities.
Did you play them online, or did you install Stagecast? :3
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Arrowfoot Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013
Online. And yeah, I feel like when you're so limited on graphics, the story/dialogue is what really makes the game come alive. Stick Adventure sort of poked fun at itself and its characters, while Umbrage was pretty much, "Here's what happened, now go fight some monsters." But glad to hear there's an update to Stick Adventure on the way! I shall await it eagerly. ^_^
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Busterthefox Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Haha, I'm not totally limited on graphics, I just suck at it entirely, so I stick with stick people most of the time. xp

Yeah, the humor is one of the staples of the Stick Adventure games. Umbrage, on the other hand, takes itself very seriously. There may be a joke here and there, but all the usual kind of serious-fantasy humor where it's actually not all that funny. Lol.

By the way, update's done: underdog.x10.mx/saqd.htm
I tested it thoroughly to make sure it all worked. Please let me know if you find any bugs in it, though!
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Arrowfoot Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
Hey, I know I haven't been on here much. But I happened to pop on and see that it's your birthday today, at least as far as deviantArt is concerned. So happy birthday! ^_^ 
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Busterthefox Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Yup, I have my birthday properly set up here. xD Thank you!
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waveguidemarshtomp Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012
Hi Buster! I've seen you commenting a lot on Arrowfoot's work, and I wondered if you remember me. ^-^ I don't think we talked to each other much back at Poketto, though.
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Busterthefox Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah, I remember! Back then you used to be waveguidesquirtle. XD Weren't you the admin there?
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waveguidemarshtomp Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
Yep! It's been a while! :D
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xSukai Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011
Happy Christmas Eve and Happy Christmas, Buster! I hope you have a good one.
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