Sorry for the missed update yesterday.
The grass takes FOREVER to render….ugh.
Meanwhile…I painted Ruby Rhod from the Fifth Element!
I love the comics. Just started reading about 3 days ago, and I read all the pages. When’s the next upload? Can’t wait!!!
I second that! Can’t wait to see the results!
The comic normally gets updated every day. So check back tomorrow for another fantastic page!
Oh man I am so excited for this.
Also, I love the first two panels.
Oooh, this is going to be good. Dreamland characters finally get to meet real world characters?
Not only that, but we finally will get an answer as to what exactly happens when he falls back asleep and returns underwater… will he already be in fish form, or will he need an emergency mermaid kiss?
Of course, if Scott is particularly devious, he could skip that altogether by showing Alex already in fish form and pointing out Dan and Nicole to Nastajia and Niviene, and we still won’t know… Let’s try to keep this “suggestion” a secret, then, shall we…
He’s right behind me, isn’t he…
I would have him drown. Then Dan and Nicole see parts of him eaten by the fish.
Buuut what about the difference in the passage of time? =O
Yeah, I wonder about that too.
WELL……LETS JUST HOPE FOR THE BEST!! =)
I don’t know why I’m worried about this, but I am.
So is this a way for nicole to meet Felicity?
Well may end up that way, but right now our favorite cat-girl is off playing pirate…
Unless felicity cannonballs right into the exact right spot in the ocean because she sensed there was a way to see her long lost friend… yup that’s my new theory…
Have you considered rendering without grass, or with less grass, and painting the grass in afterwards? Tux Paint is just a simple program aimed at kids, but it has a “paint grass” function. I imagine there must be more powerful programs which have a similar function, or if there aren’t it should be possible to create one. Alternatively you could render a small patch of grass and then use a clone brush in e.g. Photoshop or The Gimp to copy it to the rest of the meadow. Then use “darken” to add a few shadows. I doubt that the end result would look much different from rendered grass.
I think the comic update pretty fast compared to other comics I read online,
so I don’t mind if it takes time to render.
Why not just let Alex fall asleep on the bench there and when he goes to dreamland, he can have an “out of body” experience.
I’m actually betting on the fact Alex will show up in the water, but they’ll be too busy making out to notice him.
Ruby Rhod? Scott, you have excellent taste in movies.
Would the grass render faster if Alex or Dan did something useful like MOW it? :p
imgur leaking into dreamland?
Wow.. My favourite movie, especially because many design elements in the fifth element were taken from “Valerian” (Ravian in my country) by de Mezières. His gorgeous touch of “the weird” oozzes out of every frame in The Fifth Element. One of the most underrated movies ever.
Probably because it’s a bit too European in design here&there. American critics couldn’t relate too well to the visual language, that was typicallyreferring to many French comics.
A bit of Bilal here,a bit of Mezières there, even some Goscinny&Uderzo (c’mon, lóok at the alien’s suits in the beginning of the movie, that’s Obelix pants, stripes and all) and the average American movie goer is bound to get lost.
Ooops… Euro-comic geek went on a tangent here
Ruby Rhod, from the fifth element, I love this character !
It makes me think of the character Mercutio too, in the film Romeo + Juliet (the one with Leonardo Dicaprio).
Now that you’ve moved on to Fifth Element paintings, I’m SO mad at my office’s website blockers. I didn’t get to see Leeloo, and now I miss Ruby Rod. Next I’m going to find out I’ll miss Pavalaguna (sp?) and Zorg.
Hey! They get to see Alex with a fishtail! Cool!
I wonder how this works. If he passes thru the water, does his sleeping body disappear to avoid being in two places at once? Will he still have the armor with him, or will it be just a little sword necklace again? And what happens when he goes to sleep after that? Will he appear right in the water or somewhere in Dreamland at random?
That shouldn’t be a problem, actually. On page 1442 Niviene even says Alex doesn’t have the magic or training to pass through worlds using the pool. So his mom isn’t going to have to worry about suddenly having triplets!
I don’t understand why they have to wait until he falls asleep. Why can’t they look into the pond now and see Nastajia and Niviene waiting for them, just like how Merlin looked into the pond and saw Niviene all those years ago?
i love Alex’s changing expression in the first 2 panels, btw =)
As I understood there have to be someone in Dreamland actively picking the place to show and since neither Nastaija or Niviene knows where that place is, chances are Alex HAVE to be the on concentrating on the portal for the pond to show.
I think Scott considered the different ways this scene could play out and decided having Alex in Dreamland worked better for the story.
Sure, Niviene or Nastajia could have said “Show me the pond near Alwx Carter’s home, but this way Dan and Nicole will see Alex in his armor.
This is so exciting! Everyone is finally going to be able to meet! There’s going to be a twist coming up to prevent it, I just know it…
How about Alex and Dan’s mom? I could see her forbid her son and Niccole from going out…
Unlikely, seeing how happy Mom was that Dan apparently had a girlfriend.
I though that Alex, Nicole and Dan went ther in order to actually see Nastajia and Niviene waiting for them, not just waiting for the time when Alex will sleep.
Also if we suppose that Alex sleeps near the lake will he be able to see through the magic pool his body sleeping and if we suppose he will learn magic will he ba able to pass through the portal and meet himself sleeping?
Is there a paradox or what?
I say again… the portal was open when he awoke. Shouldn’t it still be open?
Or did it close because it was not Niviene (see! I remembered her name today! ) alone that conjured the projection, it was Alex’s will that took its focus there, and once he “left”, the portal “reset” itself to, well, France… I guess?
I thought of that possibility as well, but why can’t Niviene take over the projecting? Because she didn’t know the area? But how did she know ANY area of the awake world the first time she used the pool? She’s now seen it through the portal thanks to Alex’s will, can’t she use that visual image now to command the portal to stay focused there?
go out in the woods in the middle of the night by themselves……okay why not.
I know! Let’s Let these two lovebirds have a trist in the middle of the night! I’ll bet Alex will find them K-I-S-S-I-N-G!!
Alex looks through the pool, hoping to see Dan and Nicole on other side. And sure enough there they are! And look there are some other black shadow guys there as well waving at Alex. And Dan and Nicole are tied up with rope. One of black guys holds up a sign saying “KIDNAPPED! Two lovebirds for ransom. Will trade for kingship. PS: Nicodemus sends his love.
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