Twice this week I have heard ideas or saw character designs that I wished I could work into the script. Sadly they just don’t fit into the current story.
The first is the concept of “Blade-Witch” . I love that name. I am kicking myself for not thinking of it earlier. I can just imagine some lady with some sort of telekinetic powers over bladed weapons of some such facing off against Bunny and depriving her of her favorite tool. That would be fun. Octobus, Blade-Witch, you guys come up with the best ideas.
The second character(s) I want to use but can’t are related to the Dragon’s Crown controversy. For those of you not keeping track Drangon’s Crown is a video game who has a character in it that is WAY over sexualized. This is the Sorceress who is basically a jiggling mass of boobs and ass. If you are curious you can see her in action here:
The argument is basically boiled down to one side saying “your objectifying women!” and the other side saying “of course we are, that’s how we sell the same fighting game from the 90′s over an over again”. I am not going to weigh in on the argument because the Sorceress is not the character design I am interested in. I am interested in the characters produced as part of the argument.
The website Escher Girls, a site dedicated to calling out the ridiculous portrayal of women, took on this issue and made something wonderful. As is a habit of their’s, they portrayed male characters in the same over sexualized way to confront the reader with the absurdity of it. In this case they took the male characters from Dragon’s crown and did some manipulations on them to make them as sexualized as the Sorceress.
Except I thinks Escher Girls went off the rails of their stated mission, because these designs are freaking great.
I love the fighter with the large armored arms and then bare chest and effeminate face. Throw in his MASSIVE bulge in that speedo he is wearing and that is one intimidating fighter. I feel intimidated by him and a bit of inadequacy. He’s like the Gauls who went into battle naked to intimidate their opponents.
The Wizard is gayer that Richard Simmons sweating to a Liberace/Village People mash up song, but that is sort of cool in it’s own right. Wizards are away portrayed as a little asexual denying the world of the flesh for the world of knowledge. Why not go all the way with it.
And then there is the Dwarf. Oh god the Dwarf. I will be having nightmares about the Dwarf. If a dwarf was trying to strike fear into his opponents this is how he would dress. And here’s the thing. They changed the dwarf very little:
But the simple addition of nipple ring and a bulging peakabo leather speedo not only seems very dwarf like but just takes the character over the top into sheer unadulterated awesome.
So there you have it. In an attempt to demonstrate the evils of objectification Escher Girl instead demonstrated how it adds some much to a character. I so want to use these characters in some way but just can work them in. Oh well. Maybe next time.
Well it’s that time again. Volume 2 of Blade Bunny featuring books 6 to 10 of the comic and a special unpublished 6 page comic is up for preorders. As before the shipping is only a good deal if you are a UK resident. However if you are looking for a signed book then the balance of power shifts over to the states again. And remember this is the only chance to get a signed book out side of catching me at a con.
Like last time we have a target to hit with this volume before they will work on volume 3 so your preorders are greatly appreciated. Here’s the link:
I was poring out a bag of topsoil on my garden just now and right in the middle of it was a bone.
It looks like a big turkey bone to me bit I also know this is how every crime show and horror movie starts. It’s not anything of the human variety is it?
Because if it’s human I am either going to be haunted by the spirits of the Native Americans who’s grave was disturbed or I a bunch of driven, smart talking yet quirky forensic detective are going to start harassing me. Frankly I am hoping for the spirits of the dead. They make less sardonic comments expecting you to be so impressed with how clever they are. But either way it’s bad.
In the haunting scenario I can never remember if you are supposed to go into the light or away from the light. I mean, light sound like a good thing to me. Who doesn’t like light.
In the crime drama the way these thing play out I will probably be the one who did it. After all who would expect the one who posted about the bone to be the killer. It would be just the think a killer would do to throw you off the track.
Except no one I know has mysteriously disappeared. Unless I got an illegal immigrant to take on their identity and live their life. Once the heat dies down we will restart our illicit affair. My God! I’m fiendish.
But seriously this is just some animal bone that got burred in the compost heap of where ever the garden soil came from right?
You know even that sounds kind of bad for a garden. I think I will shop elsewhere for my garden supplies from now on.
So I was thinking that Blade Bunny needed a theme song because…
And given such a strong and compelling reasons I have started a search for a musician to commission fora Blade Bunny theme song. Except I really don’t know what a BB theme song should be.
See, I am not much of a music person. I mean I enjoy music but I don’t really keep track of songs. If asked what my favorite song is I usually reply “um… I like the one with the drums. I forget what’s it’s called it has singing and I think their’s a choirs… a choirs is when your repeat the same thing right? I think they do that. Like 75% sure their’s a choirs”
I like music but afterward a song just slips from my brain like water. And this can be a problem when trying to commission music since the commissionie kind of likes to know what you want. I saves a lot of time over just randomly putting together chords until the client is satisfied.
In short I lack the vocabulary to talk to a musician. So I figured I would ask you guys. What do you think a Blade Bunny theme song should sound like. You have any examples.
I’ll start. One I have always liked for Bunny is Stamp on the Ground: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VW9wlPtDc50
You know the one with the drums and the singing.
So what do you guys think is a good example of a Blade Bunny theme song.
Bilingual that is.
Erwin has posted a comic of his own on the web. I have no idea what is going on in it given I don’t read Indonesian but the art looks awfully pretty. If you do speak Indonesian its something to check out: