Archive for May, 2010

It all makes sense now

Monday, May 31st, 2010

The final project of the quarter took all weekend like I thought it would, but it turns out that today is a holiday. So I had some time to do a strip after all. Robby Rothe, who hosts Lotus Cobra is Evil over at MTG Color Pie, forwarded me a request from Bennie Smith, a writer for Star City Games. Mr. Smith wanted to do a strip of Lotus Cobra is Evil using one of his jokes.

The joke was a pun on the term “foil”, and was certainly not beneath some puns previously seen in Lotus Cobra is Evil. Unfortunately, I could not figure out a way to draw foil cards and make them look foiled, in just plain black and white. Foil versions of the cards in question don’t exist yet, so I couldn’t use photos. In the end, I gave up.

But still, this strip is for him, as anyone who reads his articles on Star City Games should be able to tell.

Bennie Smith

Karin Garnett

Saturday, May 29th, 2010

No Lotus Cobra this week; too much homework.

Here’s something short.

So it seems that artists on Pixiv are visiting this site called Making you a two-dimensional woman, where you enter your name into a form, and an algorithm uses the name to generate a “two-dimensional female version of you.” When IOSYS album cover artist Kito entered his name, the result was this smoking hot succubus bunnygirl.

I decided to try it myself, and…

A sporty tsundere loli whose speech and personality are like that of a disagreeable older person? How random is this algorithm?


Following Strike Witches naming convention, her name is “Karin Garnett”, after the basketball player.


Thursday, May 27th, 2010

So I was looking over the Cuffs Staff Diary and wondered, who on earth would buy “Goth-Loli Sora’s White Wine” and “Miko-Miko Akira’s Red Wine”?

But then I remembered the Jones Planeswalker Soda.

And then I thought I would probably be interested in buying Rumi Cola (aka “Is That So-da”) if someone actually made it.

I don’t have any products worth selling right now, but maybe in the future a print version of Fairy Ring or a compiled Lotus Cobra is Evil might be marketable, if I threw in the proper bonuses. But I’ll have to wait until I have at least 50 pages worth of material.

Yosuga no Sora will have an anime

Monday, May 24th, 2010

From the Anime Nation News Blog:

The original game stars an orphaned teen boy and his tsundere twin sister who return to their grandfather’s rural village where the boy develops romantic relationships with his sister, a reacquainted childhood girl friend, and other girls in the neighborhood.

Yosuga no Sora is a visual novel (sometimes referred to as a “dating sim”) like hundreds of games before it. You take on the role of some boy, meet a bunch of girls, and eventually end up in a romantic relationship with one of them based on your decisions over the course of the story.

Unlike Kira Kira, Yume Miru Kusuri, Kana – Little Sister, Hourglass of Summer, or Family Project, all of which I have played, Yosuga no Sora has not been officially localized, and thus even when I get my copy, I won’t be able to understand it.

But somehow, Yosuga no Sora has influenced me more than all those other visual novels put together.


Yes, we need this

Saturday, May 22nd, 2010

Someone asked:

Ookamisan to Shichinin no Nakamatachi — Does anyone really need this?

I thought you were a J.C.Staff fanboy? Why, yes, we really need this. Do you not like DFC? Do you not like tsundere?

(Click for larger image)

This is like the third thing I’m most looking forward to this summer, after HAVING NO SCHOOL and Fairy Ring.


Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

What does it look like when Jace “exiles someone’s library”?

Pursuit of knowledge

Monday, May 17th, 2010

I’m seeing the light at the end of the tunnel here. Today is the deadline of the school project from hell, and I gladly submitted it last night after it destroyed over 60 hours of my life over the last three weeks. To someone spoiled by Visual Studio, writing C code in Emacs and debugging it in GDB makes me want to throw chairs through windows. Also, my schedule at work seems to be loosening up. Having 20 hours of homework and being asked to come to the office on the weekend is highly stressful, and only a constant internal chant of “it’s better than being unemployed; it’s better than being deported” kept me from losing my mind. The quarter isn’t done, but the worst is over.

So, some news.


Wishful Thinking: Goddesses that love people – Romantic Landfall

Monday, May 10th, 2010

I’m still extremely busy, so here is a quick filler post.

I predict a card like this in the fall expansion, Scars of Mirrodin. Someone is going to have to enable Lotus Cobra once Knight of the Reliquary rotates out. It’s a throwback to old autumn-themed cards, it enables instant-speed landfall, and it has sisters. It doesn’t double as beatdown like the Knight and its legendary status keeps its ability in check somewhat, so it might not be Constructed worthy.

For added nostalgia, said sisters should have names similar to “Shizuko”. Although that might be out of character for Mirrodin.