New Eden, Page 26: Jumpcuts Ahoy!

New Eden Page 26

Looking over this one after some time away, I’m a little worried I didn’t quite carry the sense of activity between panels well.  Any graphic novel is going to have things happen in the space between panels, that’s just how the medium works, but I don’t quite feel like one panel properly flows from the next, here.  That’s something I’m having to work on, through this whole graphic-novel-based-drawing-practice-thing.  Luckily, the next several action scenes have given me plenty of practice.

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New Eden, Page 23: Anti-life edition

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Life’s getting the better of me again.  Have some art while I sort things out.  Eventually, we’re going to get to the point where I start realizing I need to make text larger to show up on screen.  I look forward to that day.

Transcript

Panel 1

AGLA: That’s what this is about?  You abducted me over a video game?

Goon: Don’t play dumb.  We’re not the Japanese police, we won’t fall for that.  Our citizens have been disappearing directly after playing your game, and nobody knows how your machine works.

AGLA: That’d be more a failing of American engineering than anything else, right?

Goon: Do you even realize the trouble you’re in?  If we’re not happy with the info you give us, you’ll be spending the rest of your life in a prison on the ass-end of the Earth!  Now, what is your game doing to our citizens?

AGLA: Are you a man of faith, Agent Smythe?

Smythe: Answer the question.  What has your game done to our people?

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AGLA: Do you believe in Heaven?  Hell?  Valhalla?  Hades?  Different worlds the soul travels to after death?

Smythe: Are you refusing to answer the question?

AGLA: What about the Garden of Eden?

Panel 3

Smythe: Refusal will have consequences.

AGLA: The paradise God cast Adam and Eve from when they gained the knowledge of Good and Evil, and lost their purity.

Panel 4

AGLA: God left a guardian there.

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New Eden Page 22: Reality Sucks

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AGLA: Hmm?

Goon: The tablet!  Give it to me now!

Panel 2

AGLA: That’s what you were yelling about?

AGLA: Sure.  Here.  Take it.

Panel 3

Goon: Where did you even get that?  I thought they took everything off you when you got on.

AGLA: Sorry, I’m not quite fluent in English.

Panel 4

Goon: Do you even understand the situation you’re in?  You need to take things more seriously.

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AGLA: You’re questioning me, right?  Aren’t I supposed to have a lawyer for this part?

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Goon: If you were an American dealing with normal police, then yes.  You’re Japanese, flying over international waters, and we’re the CIA.

Goon: We can do whatever we want with you.  Now, tell us about your video game.

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New Eden, Page 19: The Calm Before the Storm

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So, the game in New Eden, this virtual reality everyone’s a part of, is pretty much a virtual reality MMORPG with a bit of Minecraft mixed in.  I’ve probably spent less than 10 hours playing traditional MMORPGs in my life, total.  And I kind of like the creative process that why.  I’m probably not going to create something that’s immediately recognizable, given my inexperience with the medium, but as a result, the setting, or at least this game, will be a lot more unique than if I tried to make a generic MMORPG with complete knowledge of the form, and hopefully, more interesting because of it.

I’ve got a lot of experience with MUDs, text-based MMO-style adventures, and that’s what I’ve largely been basing the game off of.  I have no idea if most MMORPGs will let you pull up a list of currently online players, like LadyHate mentioned last post, but that was a pretty common feature to MUDs, so in it goes.

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LadyHate: Agla?

LadyHate: Run?

LadyHate: What happened to Annie?

Panel 2

LadyHate: What the…?

LadyHate: Rain?

Panel 3

LadyHate: It’s never rained in-game before.

Panel 4

LadyHate: Clouds, too?

LadyHate: Annie, are you…

LadyHate:!!

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New Eden: Page 18, Life is Hard edition

No time, just postin’. New Eden Page 18

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AGLA:So, I’ve got a plan for this game.

AGLA: That’s why I’ve sent each of the Midknights a set with one of these premade characters.

AGLA: I don’t have time to explain now, but find Olympus.

AGLA: He’s in the game, and he knows the plan.  He can fill you in.

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LadyHate: Olympus is playing?  Yay!

LadyHate: Between the four of us, I’m sure we can convince everyone to play.

LadyHate: But… I’ve never seen him on the player list.

AGLA: Yeah, he doesn’t show up there.  You’ll have to find him the hard way.

AGLA: I’m pretty sure he’s the only giant in the game, so keep an eye out for him.

AGLA: Anyways, the favor. A

GLA: I’ll need you to do this when you get your set too, Hate.  Anke…

Lorelei: Can this wait for tomorrow?  I really have to get to bed.

AGLA: The sooner the better.  This’ll just take a minute.

Lorelei: Fine.

AGLA: Ok!  To start, can you open your menu?

Panel 3

Lorelei: Menu? Lorelei: How do I…

Lorelei: Oh.  I guess that’s it.

Panel 4

AGLA: Good.

AGLA: Now, do you see your Creation Aspect at the bottom?

Lorelei: Yes.

AGLA: Could you select it?

Panel 5

LadyHate: So…

LadyHate: What happens next?

Panel 6

LadyHate: AGLA?

LadyHate: Annie?

LadyHate: Are you ok, Annie?

AGLA: Hattie, I suggest you run.

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