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April 9th, 2014, 2:00 pm

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If this magical princess thing doesn't pan out, she could make a killing in laser light shows.
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Author's Comments:

Reply melaredblu, March 29th, 2014, 4:05 am

I hate drawing architecture, like, a lot. It...kind of shows, too.

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User's Comments:

Reply GroovyKinda, April 9th, 2014, 6:51 pm

@melaredblu: Yeah, but you did a fine job of it. Curves in perspective are really difficult, and you pulled it off nicely.
Plus, Princess Chroma ROCKED IT.

Reply Cave, April 9th, 2014, 9:52 pm

I'm not a big fan of drawing it either, but yours definitely looks a lot better than mine!

Reply Delta-v, April 9th, 2014, 10:00 pm

So Princess Chroma doesn't need the amulet (prism?) to dispel the monochrome. Is the mnemosynite absorbing the banishment spell so that later wielders without her innate powers (i.e., June), can use it too?

And I think the architectural renderings in panels 2 and 3 look remarkably like an Elfish castle, and the dramatic transformation would have had much less impact in any other setting.

Reply melaredblu, April 9th, 2014, 10:37 pm

@GroovyKinda: It's mostly just my deep shame from resorting to CopyPaste that keeps me from being happy with this page. I figured everyone would like to see Chroma in action, though. She kinda got interrupted last time.

Reply melaredblu, April 9th, 2014, 10:40 pm

@Cave: Thanks, but it could be better. I wish I could say I did my best, but...I took some shortcuts this time. Shame on me.

Reply melaredblu, April 9th, 2014, 10:43 pm

@Delta-v: Chroma already has magical powers. The mnemosynite is just meant to help her stay organized. That being said, once the memory stone has a spell cast on it, the magic sticks around a good, long while, and yes, other people (like June) can extract the spells.

Reply hipopotamo (Guest), April 9th, 2014, 11:24 pm

Then I treated mnemosynite right in my fanfic, yeah! (having inside info helps!) And a great "NOOOOOO!" moment. No epic can be complete without one.
PS: I wish I could draw architecture like that.

Reply melaredblu, April 10th, 2014, 12:14 am

@hipopotamo: That you did. Also, I find it funny that everyone here wants to keep calling it mnemosynite instead of the simpler "memory stone". I guess we all just love torturing spell-check.

Reply NitztheBloody, April 10th, 2014, 1:59 am

Dramatic Color Failure averted!

Reply GroovyKinda, April 10th, 2014, 2:02 am

@melaredblu: There's nothing shameful about using Copy/Paste properly. Sometimes having the same scene with minor (or major) differences works best.
This time, for instance.

Reply Delta-v, April 10th, 2014, 9:26 am

@melaredblu: If you took the time to give mnemosynite an interesting name, why shouldn't we use it?

And as far as Copy/Paste goes, would you look down on a carpenter for using a power saw instead of a handsaw?

Reply melaredblu, April 11th, 2014, 1:24 am

@Delta-v and @GroovyKinda: Okay, point taken. I just don't want to let myself get into a habit of doing that. I appreciate your support, I just felt like a bit of a hypocrite since I've criticized this kind of thing in webcomics before.

Reply Hjels, April 11th, 2014, 5:13 am

There's a difference between using CopyPaste out of laziness and using it for effect, like you do on this page. Here, it works because you use it to illustrate a quantum transition of the same space from one panel to the next. That's perfectly fine in my book. The issue changes if CopyPaste is used simply to redo a backdrop.

Reply melaredblu, April 12th, 2014, 11:25 pm

@Hjels: I dunno, I still think it's better used for comedy, but everyone seems cool with it, so I guess it wasn't such a bad thing. I don't plan on doing it again anytime soon, though, but I appreciate the supportive words, everyone.

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