To those who are unfamiliar with the BFOI OCT tournament, this round for round three the initates were given a special story task to complete, but there was also an artistic challenge, where the entire rounds dialogue had to be in song lyrics. The chosen choice as you can see linked above was Seven Nation Army by The White Stripes. Overall it was an interesting challenge in and of itself, I had a bit more difficulty than I'd like to admit but that was mainly due to my stubbornness when choosing a song. My original song had been Elective Amnesia by Rise Against-- one of my all time favorite bands for those who know me too well ahaha;; -- I had made rough sketches of a whole flash comic before I put it on hold and analysed what to do with it. I'm particularly picky about songs, especially if they have a lot of meaning behind it, and especially since Rise Against is an activist band. Taking a song and just picking the lyrics that fit best made me feel like I was ruining the original message of Elective Amnesia, and as such I left it to dry while I pondered. I was then torn between Fiction by The xx and Little Lion Man by Mumford and Sons later on. It was just luck that Seven Nation Army came up on the radio while I was still on the fence about the other songs, I remembered the song but it didn't occur for me to use it until I listened in to the lyrics. Finding they were more than suitable for what I wanted-- I used the whole song..... I-I-- don't like cutting songs appart ;;;
Akia is more tank than Orrin will ever be jesus christ, she out runs a fire and carries an old man out to safety jeez. My thoughts behind the fiery explosion are some (questionable) physics about fires raging out of control when in enclosed spaces, though keep in mind you do have to have either an abundant amount of Oxygen or other gases to make it explode. Another fun thought, Since Lance (Akia's ninetails) has the ability flash fire, I assumed that he wasn't even effected in the fiery explosion, while Botis (Orrin's sableye) was. P.S. - Akia is a cutie and fun to draw. Two skittish trainers together fighting their fears made for a fun round
BUAHAHAHAHAHAHA COME TO MY DOOR STEP WITH ALL OF THE SHIBEHS I SHALL ONLY GLOAT IN VICTORY UPON KNOWING IT TOOK 2 WEEKS TO RESPOND TO ALL OF THE DOGE AND POSSIBLY EVEN MORE OR NONE TO RESPOND TO THE RESPONSES THAT I'VE RESPONDED TO THE RESPONSES THAT YOU RESPONDED TO
THIS ENTRY. O O; YOU GOT SO IN SYNC WITH THE LYRICS, I CAN'T-- AND, THE ART-- AND, THE DYNAMICS-- AND, THE *keyboard smash* . . . I will see you in the next round. If/ When we ever face directly? IT'S ON. >: D
Ah thank you! and ahah I feel bad for the blood in part, but I did want it to fit into the song and still tell a story. I'm sure many initiates wouldn't want to go through with a scare factor challenge like this again ahaah :'D
BUT MEG----MEG. THIS ENTRY IS LIKE WOAH TOP-NOTCH PURE YESSS. The song you chose was PERFECT and I love how you fit each action with the lyrics 8'D AND IM SO GLAD YOU GOT IT ALL FINISHED-COLORED AND ALL. IT LOOKS FRICK-FRACKIN' AWESOME 8'DDD
He wasn't supposed to simply pass out from a small knock on the head /but somehow he did while I arted /ooooh well, hopefully I can redeem him later
also all your striked out text confused me for a second ahahha
AH BUT THANK YOU RACHE. SAHDJKHFJKDSHF when I figured I had something I could work with for every lyric in the song I went with it, but I'm also happy I got it done on time and submitted with 4 minutes to spare /oops.... I wish you good luck on your round tho AND I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE WHAT YOU COME UP WITH NEXT.
Woah how do you fit an action scene with a song so perfectly like this, this is really awesome ;w; I really like that tallish font you used for the song lyrics as well, it fits the creepy atmosphere quite well |D
AHhh kjhkjh you are too sweet / o \) Funnily enough the idea for the scene came from later lyrics when I knew I had to make someone bleed, and from there I was easily able to build up what kind of action scene suited the lyrics. But ahhh thank you so much, the font was done by hand which was... interesting to say the least |'D because my handwriting can get really messy so I had to have a steady hand to fix it.
I want to also wish you a good luck in PDL! I'm glad I still get to see more of Konn and Mikan xD
I LITERALLY CANNOT STOP FREAKING OUT. I couldn't have been paired up with a better partner. <33
You handled Akia beautifully!!! So many details~ Huuu. You showed her reserved and silent side, but also her determined and strong inner shell. There's a lot of character development here. I'm super happy that you enjoyed her!
I find it kind of ironic how Orrin ends up half-dead in both of our entries. The poor guy. ;___;
The amount of thought you put into your entry really shines through. I soaked up every bit of it. I can't wait to see your entry next round~ ouo/
AND I CAN SAY THE SAME FOR YOU--! Your entry was amazing and being paired up with you was awesome aie!
Im really really glad I was able to show Akia properly, she's amazing and deserves to be shown as such x'D I also wanted to take a step back from Orrin, or generally the older character, being more experienced one and that they sometimes do need a little help. Akia is a champ mang 8'DDD
and it is isn't it? Ahaha /heart attack and concussion at the end of round 3 he's going to start asking what kind of vacation is this.
KFJHKJ thank you so much for the support it means a ton, I can't wait to see more of Akia's story unfold as well n o n)~<3
POOR BABY ORRIN UGH but really he is being such a baby I can't haha Botis makes me laugh I don't know why but really this is a fantastic entry ahhh you'll probably get good points I HOPE YOU GET ALL THE POINTS
This also sets up a really nice collab opportunity fyi of nurse Syd taking care of concussion Orrin COUGH SOBS
YOU TAKE A CONCUSSION TO THE HEAD THEN -- I jk I jk He's faking it cause he wants Syd to come help with his man cold-- er man boo boo The original script was supposed to be a lot more blood and and actually passed out Orrin, but time constraints and school yeeeetch. Botis has become my humor pokemon I swear to god-- I can't draw him seriously anymore. I didn't think I'd love sableyes this badly
AND OH YES NURSE SYD WHAT WAS THAT AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
"Sydney, my heart is as cold as ice, and the only thing that can warm it is you
Sydney you make my kokoro go doki doki" Time constraints get the best of us every time man EVERY TIME but I can't believe you got this done so well even with finals I mean wowsas (you and your all-nighters SLEEP, HOMEY, SLEEP) YOU MAKE ME LOVE SABLEYES. But seriously though we should uhh maybe this time I can line since you always line OTL
WELL HE HAS A LITERAL HEART MADE OF STEEL SO THERE IS THAT. AND oh jesus I should get around to studying more since tis the season of crying into books and breaking down at exam doorsteps -- wait I mean..
hes A ROBOT boop boop beep bop his heart ticks right I had a teacher with a heart thing like that and he said if we were really quiet we could hear it and we totally could ahhh but omg meg not like collab for the next week haha I mean collab during the ho ho holidays when no stress
I CANNOT GET OVER HOW BAMF THIS ENTRY IS SDJFKLSDF ///////////////////--
ON ANOTHER NOTE since I prob spazz about the quality 238409234 times on twitter BUT omfg Meg I adore the thought you put into your song choice okay ///////// AND I UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU MEAN... I'M SO PICKY ABOUT SONGS AND LYRICS AND MAKING THEM FIT W/E OC OR THEME IT IS so this round would have been the death sdjlkfsdf
BUT I LOVE HOW WELL YOU MADE THE SONG FIT WITH THE ROUND AND JUST THE EFFORT YOU PUT INTO THE STORY AND THE CHARACTERS AND ALL THIS???? Ugh I love you comics bby their so fun to read and such eyecandy and I wish you best of luck getting thru sdfjlkdsf
KJFHKJHKJHKJHKJSDF Teni you were the best support, Twitter was the best support it was nice to get feedback from everyone and it kept me motivated eeeeeeeeeehehe <3 and I\m glad I'm not alone in that department I thought I was just being anal. THen again if I used the whole Rise Against song there was like double the lyrics. I'm fortunate enough to have just remembered Seven Nation Army, it was a decent length to draw out and had all the plot points I could work with.
Teni remember HC /amggggggg -- goes to look through your old OCT art--
AN D OFKSDJF THANK YOU OMG TENINININI YOU ARE BEING TOO SWEET AAAAAHHHH /i'm lucky the lyrics told a story but ffff thank you.
ANYTIME BBY We all have yo back okay sjdfklsdf and if you move on to the next rounds you have all our support / v \ )~
And nah mang sjdfklsdf like even for me it takes a hella long time to choose themes b/c I pick apart the songs so much and if the lyric/mood aren't close enough I scrap it o<---< /the only reason a certain OTP's playlist is not 18290325 songs long-- But I'm glad that this sing worked out so well for your round entry /GET ALL THEM POINTS
NO DON'T YOU DARE LOOK AT MY OLDASS HC ART /SCREAMS WHYYYYYyyyyyyy--
YOU FINISHED AHHHHSFJ AND SUCH QUALITY HORYSHET//////
ohgawd orririrnrnisjdjkfjsd!!! hnnffggg your style is just so nice i can reread this forever. AND BOTIS LOOKS CUTE?? GETING BURST OUT FROM THAT FIRE. OMG IDK JUST THE POSE AND HOW LOOKS ALL...IDK CUTE OMG but hnnGGGGFFJHFSDD SRSLY THO THIS IS SUCH QUALITY WORK I DONT EVEN