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Because I Need Another Project

Strangely enough, this whole thing with laurie_robey's job situation has kinda-sorta made me want to double down on my creative projects. It makes a certain amount of sense, in that all the professional writers/creators I know tend to pump out a lot of content in a diverse set of types, but it's also completely irrational because I am Teh Slow and I'm already going nuts from having too much do to do as it is.

Nevertheless, I want to go ahead and write that sky pirates story. You remember the one, don't you? This one?

Tanya and Verity (New Comic Dev Pics) by the-gneech on DeviantArt

A lot of Verity and Tanya got channelled into Charity and Langley respectively, which was a deliberate move on my part, but the rest of that setting is still interesting to me and calling to be worked on. I have an outline for at least one novel starring those two, which I was thinking of trying to bang out for NaNoWriMo this year.

The burning question is, do I keep it in its original (furry) conception, or try to write it up as a more conventional (human-filled) fantasy novel and sell it to the mass market? There's nothing about the story that really calls for it to be full of furries, I just like them better than hooman beans.

In any case, it needs to get in line. My creative queue for the moment is:

  1. Clear the commission pool

  2. Draw Dungeons and Denizens

  3. Draw Issue Four

That should keep me busy well up to November. And if I do end up with a day job, that should keep me busy well up to 2016+. :P

-The Gneech


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Jul. 16th, 2015 03:47 pm (UTC)
Thanks, but I still want to do the FrostDemn story at the very least. 'cos, y'know, Frosty. :)

Jul. 16th, 2015 03:47 pm (UTC)
Draw it in whatever format that will make you want to continue working on it. If you choose one over the other for reasons other than that, it will eventually be a chore that you won't want to do.
Jul. 16th, 2015 04:11 pm (UTC)
Actually, it'll be a written project, not a comic. But as some of the characters' species do factor in (Tanya's father is a lion and the ship's officers are all his "wives" for instance), it's actually more furry than I give it credit for.

That said, keeping that element with a cast of humans might make for some interesting world-building.

Jul. 16th, 2015 06:49 pm (UTC)

I'd lean towards making them human, but that's mostly because I prefer not to arbitrarily make things furry (much as I love furries) when their furriness is not important to the story. If that makes sense.

Jul. 16th, 2015 04:02 pm (UTC)
well, that boils down to two choices; write it for yourself and make them furries, or write it hoping to sell it, in which case, make them human. the choice, as they say, is yours :P mainstreaming it is gonna get it a lot more attention, as much as mainstreaming it dulls down how you feel about it. you can call it a financial sacrifice, if that makes you feel any better :)
Jul. 16th, 2015 04:09 pm (UTC)
I did have the idea of "re-casting" it in my head in the style of Gurren Lagann. That might work.

Jul. 16th, 2015 05:27 pm (UTC)

And I'm voting for furry, just because there's a much smaller pool of anthropomorphic-cat sky pirates than there is of the boring old regular kind.
Jul. 17th, 2015 02:19 am (UTC)
Noted! :D

Jul. 16th, 2015 07:16 pm (UTC)
¿Por que no los dos?
I don't know how difficult it would be to rewrite it, but have you considered separate covers and tweaked releases for both markets? Considering this is a steampunk (alternate) world, something like Tanya's father's polygamy could easily be handwaved off...
Jul. 17th, 2015 02:18 am (UTC)
I'm not sure I could pull that off, especially if I was working with a publisher. But I could do two different-but-very-similar lines, one furry and one not-so-furry.

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