The Quest For Cool Fonts--and Other Stuff
Posted by bonesiii , Jun 14 2006 · 32 views
Bones is alive, yes! Fear not! Been very busy lately with several things for the S&T forum. One of them you all know about, the other will be announced very soon... and the third you have no clue about, but I think you S&Ters will really like it.
Some updates on the Paracosmos: Mostly lately I've been trying to improve the quality of BP banners for the epics n such, so I've been trying many techniques at not only making cool titles with cool effects, but also having a mysterious feel to the banners themselves. To help that I downloaded a ton of new fonts today -- I've felt for a while my range of fonts was severely lacking. (Yes, the above banner's one of 'em, not that it's mysterious or anything. )
Problem was I never did find a font that was quite what I was looking for for a specific BP thing -- basically I was trying to find a font for the writing on the tablet that Whenua found, the one that tells him he's inside this alternate universe known as the Paracosmos. It's supposed to be a distinctive style that's a mix between complex rectangular-oriented lines and knifelike ends -- sorta chinese, but with a more aztec feel to it. I'll probably just have to draw it myself if I ever need it, I guess. I'm talking about the language of the "them" in the latest chapter of Agents of Surrender that the Turaga mention, the ones whose name starts with "Kul----". I guess their style really is distinctive because I can't find anything like what I have in mind in existence, lol.
Really need to get around to the RPG part II, I know, I know... but I came up with a great idea for an epic just after the Kal Saga, and had to write it. It involves what I think is one of the coolest villains I've thought of, and it's all treated as mysteriously as I can. It was something I knew I needed to write ahead of time, because the things that are revealed in it and even only hinted at tie in closely with both the Bohrok time stories and the later Rahkshi ones... and it even ties in with "Sacrifice" -- the bonus episode that's already published. I had said a while ago that there must be something important in the middle of the Koulshra Island--well, there is, and this other story begins to delve into that. (Note, however: the Kal-era story doesn't involve the Koulshra themselves of course. A later story will return there, however. )
Also, the next epic after Agents of Surrender is about two-thirds written--I got to a point where basically I couldn't continue until I planned several other things out, and those have been done. So I'll try to get back on that and the RPG ASAP... *yell at me if I don't. * Main reason the RPG's being delayed though is Ojhilom, my brother and genius programmer, is busy until later this month.
Also got a pretty cool artwork sketch that I'll put up once the Artwork contest's done. I think moving the comics to the new forum has done wonders for my artistic side--now I feel like art-for-art's sake has a fair chance again in artwork.