Archive for February, 2011

Save The Lunasa Project Awards (for Christopher Long and Gray Embrace)

Sunday, February 27th, 2011

Many thanks to Christopher Long and Gray Embrace for taking the time to answer the questions in my previous post. You have helped me pass my Smartphone Mobile Computing class this quarter. The time has come to name your prizes. Ask for me to draw anything you can think of, within the following guidelines:

1. I will spend approximately 15 hours on each piece. If you ask for something overly complex, quality will suffer.

2. The picture must be related to music in some way. This can be anything from a guitar-playing Farm Girl Yuka Kazami to a real-life musician or instrument.

3. I will default to my normal art style. If you want me to use a different style, please specify in your request.

4. Rated G or PG only please. Some fanservice or violence will be allowed (for example, spiky leather-clad metalheads breaking their instruments), but nothing too severe.

Let me know what it is you want in the comments below. I will begin the first of the two pictures on March 19, 2011, which is the beginning of spring break, and finish both pictures before spring quarter starts.

Again, thank you for answering my survey.

Answer eight questions and win a picture

Sunday, February 27th, 2011

If any of you play a musical instrument, I would like your answers to a few questions regarding my school project for this quarter.

This will take a fair amount of reading, so I have to prepare a prize.

The first two people who help me get to request a piece of art, similar to my random art prizes in the past. The post for deciding what piece will be done, will come later.

You can leave your answers in a comment or you can email me at
email address
I will edit this post once I have two responses.

Edit: Two responses have been received!

To Christopher Long and Gray Embrace: Thank you very much for your submissions. Look forward to the reward post soon.

Only people who play a musical instrument should answer this survey. Beginners and advanced players both qualify. I won’t ask for proof though, although I know for sure Hinano, Muffin, and Orion, for example, are musicians.


The last hope

Saturday, February 26th, 2011

After seeing the first two Phyrexian praetors in action (pun intended), you may be wondering, who do the Mirrans have that could possibly be a match for them?

Yes. She has a chance.

Next: A look at the Red praetor, Urabrask the Hidden.

Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur

Saturday, February 19th, 2011

Skribulous says:
February 15, 2011 at 6:48 pm


(So does that make Eientei the Mirrans?)

Well, actually…

If you want to see the Mirrans, Thrun and Melira will be showing up in the next strip. See if you can guess which Toho character will be playing Melira…

Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

The merry sisters of fate (2)

Saturday, February 12th, 2011

Quick sketches of revisions to the Limited Use Note Accuracy Sensor Application (LUNASA) user interface.

Title screen

Song selection screen



Saturday, February 12th, 2011

This video is dedicated to Sam, who thinks Youmu is more awesome than Cirno.

It is often said that Youmu is “soft”. How does she stack up compared to other Stage 5 bosses on Normal? The metric I use is “Number of tries before no-damage clears”. Bombing is allowed, I’m not hardcore like some people.

Orin (Subterranean Animism): 800
Reisen (Imperishable Night): 250
Youmu (Perfect Cherry Blossom): 200
Sanae (Mountain of Faith): 50

Note that I suck at Toho (or any other games where reflexes are required), and normal people would probably take fewer tries before they can consistently clear Stage 5s without getting hit.

Also note that Reisen was my first Stage 5 boss, so my general skill level wasn’t what it’s at today.

Supposedly the Stage 5 boss is where “weird stuff happens”. Sakuya stops time, Reisen’s bullets phase in and out, Orin summons minions, Shou’s lasers curve, and so on. Sanae’s gimmick seems to be “Expect something really hard but nothing happens”. That, or the “Parting of the Waters” spellcard. Here we go into slow motion as Youmu’s bullets approach. The slowdown allows you to survive “death in the blink of an eye” situations, and has been used in videogames of all kinds (see the infected samurai boss in Okami or the Soldier’s adrenaline rush in Mass Effect 2.)

Heartbeat of spring

Thursday, February 10th, 2011