(*´ー｀)_旦~ I finished this last night
I went and did a little research while I was working on him, particularly on that which I though his fighting style would be like based off his weapon so that I could come up with a good pose for him.
The Japanese style of fighting with a spear (Yari) is called Soujutsu. It seems to not be that popular in the West because there seemed to be very little good information about it. However from what I’ve seen, some of the kata are very similar to those in Bojutsu (fighting with a staff) and fighting with a naginata.
I decided to reference this video here (0:52). TuT I really like martial arts… drawing forms from different styles is good practice and its fun to look stuff up ^q^;
I’m not even in this fandom and I am crying
NO NO NO NO NOT EVEN NNNNNGGGGGGHHHHHH
when someone do a draw for u
It’s even worse when you are an artist yourself: nobody wants to draw something for you because they are afraid you’re gonna be disappointed. :(
this is my favorite thing ever omg.
selfless characters loving selfish characters
selfish characters loving selfless characters
me crying in the background
"The world of Ishtera is populated by two races: dragonkind, who have lived there for eons, and the heavenkind who have recently appeared.
The two races have been politely aware of each other, but never intervening, only keeping to their own business. Until now.
Kerr, one of the pupil earth dragons, is cursed by his master after an incident and forced into an unfamiliar human form. He can’t return to his kin until he has atoned for his impudence while learning more about the heaven kind.”
- Built in Ren’Py.
- 41 000 words (roughly an hour playthrough)
- Partial voice acting (similar to Fire Emblem: Awakening)
- 3 endings.
- Tons of cuteness!
Windows, Mac and Linux versions available for download here.
Manga is a tricky type of comic. There’s a higher barrier to entry due to the flipped pages, cultural cues that may not be easily understood or explained, and there’s a lot of chaff available on the market. It’s hard to know where to start.
With this in mind, Sequential State will be putting out features of manga that I think are worth the effort on a somewhat regular basis mixed in with the other comics content. I hope you enjoy these features, and feel free to ask questions here or on twitter.
Kaoru Mori is known best in North America for historical slice of life – her first series published in English, Emma, was a critical darling focusing on the life and love of a maid in Victorian England. Its translation was named one of the best 10 graphic novels for teens by YALSA in 2008. Unfortunately the publisher of Emma, DC Comics (under their CMX imprint), has allowed the series to go out of print.
Mori’s latest comic, A Bride’s Story, (Japanese: 乙嫁語り), is another slice of life tale, this time set in Turkic Central Asia during the 19th century. The story revolves around Amir, a 20-year old woman who travels from a great distance to marry Karluk, a 12-year old boy.
Noting at this time in history, the average age a person would get married is around 15-16, and that generally speaking the groom was older than the bride, Mori uses the twist in ages to lend her story an anxiety and drama. Amir, a skilled hunter, seamstress, and cook, also has many worries – about her husband’s health and her family’s wishes, but most importantly, she worries that she will find acceptance as a bride in Amir’s family.
The interplay between Amir and Karluk is so well written in A Bride’s Story, I can recommend the comic on just this alone. But the amount of research Mori has poured into A Bride’s Story is remarkable. Chapters about breadmaking and sewing, which may not seem that thrilling, are a window into a time and place that is completely foreign to me. Mori also has a wonderful sense of movement in her comics – there are many horseback scenes in A Bride’s Story, and the pacing and flow of these scenes is a joy.
Finally, the comic is absolutely beautiful – you’ve already seen the images I’ve pulled from the books in my collection, but these are not just splash pages; Mori commits the sin of over-detailed work on every page, and the result is a book that reads very quickly, but with pages you can dwell on for hours and enjoy.
A Bride’s Story is published in English by Yen Press, an imprint of Hachette Book Group. There are currently five volumes in print, with the sixth slated for release in October of 2014.
Escorting someone in any video game is truly a frustration.
This meeting can change even fate.