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Chapter 8 Page 13

June 28, 2009

Whoo! Got this one done EARLY! Sorry for the large file size, there's some transparency going on. The next page is a bit of a transition/splash page, so it will also be up on time.

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I'm going to be putting a large chunk of money down for merchandise for this up and coming festival, not to mention getting the Not Alone books in print ($350 D: D: D:), so if there's $50 in donations this week by Thursday, I'll double update this week, and get that splash page out of the way. If there's $100 by July 7, that's 2 updates just fit in SOMEWHERE in the next 2 weeks.

STUFF TO BUY THAT'S REALLY COOL AND YOU KNOW YOU WANT IT

I finished 2 poster prints this past week! The Forest of Stones one, if you remember that, and also one involving the Keyen! Specifically, Clan Keeshin, Fen Aya Zen's Clan! You can vote at TWC for small version of that poster, which includes Fenni's granddad, grandma, and great uncle. Click the pic: Both of these poster prints are available as wallpapers in the Donator Wallpaper Gallery, which has a one-time entry fee of $5 bucks. Information on that here, as well as thumbnails of all the other wallpapers available. It would REALLY help me out right now if a couple bought into that. Hint hint. You'd also buy my eternal love and adoration? Ummm yes? And I'll tell you what: You donate more than 5 bucks for extra TWoW pages....and I'll send you the donator wallpaper gallery link. Two birds with one stone. Good deal, yes? Obviously, I'm a bit desperate here.

And let's not forget those Not Alone epilogue pages are still available! That story is up in its entirety over at its home page, and features War of Winds characters not introduced until chapter 10! So, yes, it's connected to this story. Click here for instructions on how to purchase that! I WILL BE RAISING THE PRICE TO 3.39 NEXT WEEK! Kez failed to correctly estimate the Pay Pal fees. Fair warning!

And yo! The store! The printfection store! Tons of new designs up in there, in every size and color. Some of the newer stuff can be seen if you look to the right.

On today's page:

I'm really sick of drawing bleeding people now. Cannot WAIT to have everyone stop bleeding. I even forgot to draw Ravar's bloody arm in the previous page! HA! I also can't wait to get to nebulous backgrounds. Yes please. I've determined 60% of my comic time is spent doing backgrounds. ARRGH.

Notice Ehranah's eyes in the first panel. In the previous page, she was meditating. Ehranah is a Rrah'ashi Master, if you remember. Other than this meaning that she can do really awesome things that humans and the majority of other Ayenroki cannot, it means she has increased control over her own body, including involuntary muscle response. She could stop her own heart if she wanted, merely by meditating. She's put herself into a very relaxed state here for what she's going to do in the next pages. Don't need to know that of course, but, eh, fun to know, right?

Finally, okay, the final panel. There are 3 steps to practicing correct Rrah'ashi, which were stated somewhere before here that I'm too lazy to look up. My archives are getting big D:! First step: Awareness of self and others/environment. This awareness is on the level of a sixth sense, not merely the normal 5 sense. Second step is Attuning oneself to that energy flow. [EDIT writing things again when in stupid-mode. Thank you anon. commenter] Think of 2 waves whose peaks are opposite. They cancel each other out. If the energy around you has a certain frequency, you must mentally attune yourself to that, and not try to compete with it. The final step is physical Alignment. Once you are inwardly aware, and outwardly attuned, you can change your physical position to encourage optimal energy flow. So the final panel here is showing the physical alignment and its importance. And that's your Rrah'ashi easter egg for the day! Necessary to know? Nah! But interesting again, I hope!

More posters, and more wallpapers are on their way this week! I will accept downpayments to reserve a copy of the Not Alone books as soon as I receive them in 2 weeks. I won't accept them yet in case anything is wrong with the books.

I'll also be writing a review of my experience with Ka-Blam...which so far is quite positive despite me being an utter moron. Here's hoping that it ends well!