This piece struck me in a very nice way. The lighting and bright colors brought me right into the world! I don’t often see people attempt to redraw the planet that Proty stays on, but it came to be so here.
Original posting date: April 8th 2017
My English teacher’s recent lesson regarding how to live an authentic life (according to us, Thoreau, Emerson, McCandless, Krakauer, Treadwell, and others) has started to transcend me a bit. He had a poignant presentation today where he showed us images of his life in Alaska. He describes everything in an emotion-generated image. It struck me a lot, and as a result I’ve been creating a concept for another story. Will I go through with it? Not sure yet. I might. I like it, so far. It won’t replace anything I’m currently doing, simply another adventure to go on. We’ll see.
^ This is Peter White.
Beta was originally not Beta at all – but a boss form of Proty.
I designed the boss-Proty to have the features of Proty with a dragon-like twist. Proty’s hair curl was an example, in this little comic. (poorly formatted, my apologies)
My partner Spencer was concerned for the plot and character development, saying that having “great power somewhere inside” was an overused trope. I thought long and hard about a way to solve it, and Beta was born.
Beta still had a lot of issues, though. He was a poorly-scripted character, your run-of-the-mill baddie. He’d laugh at his strength, not understand his crudeness, and be a big, spooky, boring villain.
I thought of perhaps making Beta less of an evil creature and more of a simple “antagonist”. Not necessarily a bully, but just going against Proty. As a result, Beta was softened up. I gave him fewer (and duller) teeth, large irises, and harmonious colors that would give off a mixture of danger and sweetness, depending on how you’d look at it. Beta soon became an antagonist that I’m very proud to call my own.
And it’s messing up the pages to Rastaban.
I don’t know why or how, but sometimes the pages get all randomized and I have to go fix it manually. It’s a big pain in the butt, and I’m not sure why it’s happening. I might file a report to WordPress or something, but if the pages are messy, just leave a comment about it and I’ll fix it. Thank you all!
May 14th 2016 was the first day MINIBOSS went out into the big world. I was really afraid it’d just be forgotten, or boring. It was a for a bit, but as I got more vocal and upbeat about it, others did too. Thank you all for your support, it’s been unbelievable.