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Old 01-04-2012, 06:12 PM
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Default The 3/2 Thread of Sharpies and Bipolarity

I got bored and Sharpied up like four pages of low grade sketchpad last night. Thought I'd show it around and gather some C&C. The idea is sort of that I want to take games I'm on the fence about and use the characters to push the pros and cons of said game then come up with an end verdict.

So, here's [+/-] #1: Vanquish.

I was actually pretty happy with it in the end, it coulda been the marker fumes too. Input on focusing the format especially would be nice. Thanks, all.

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Old 01-04-2012, 06:41 PM
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I am having trouble making out some of the letters. That's pretty much as far as I got. sorry.
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Old 01-04-2012, 06:46 PM
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I'm sure if I switch to less bleedy paper it'd be more legible. I just have like three of these shitty old sketch diaries left over from when I had the privacy to doodle on the job at the photo lab.

(I do HAVE better paper lying around, I was just bein' lazy)

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Old 01-04-2012, 07:09 PM
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Whatever happened to the review you did of the hideously ugly Chun-Li valentine card?
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Old 01-04-2012, 07:25 PM
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Good question... I wonder if that wasn't one of the 'blog posts' I made before I had actual blog software installed. (in which case it's gone to the ether)
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Old 01-04-2012, 08:02 PM
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That was cool. It was also nearly illegible half the time, but I think that'd be alleviated with just a higher-res version.
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Old 01-05-2012, 04:19 AM
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That'd help with some of the smaller type for sure, I just didn't want to make it overwhelmingly huge. Prototyping! Or something. Actually considering it's 4 pages scanned in greyscale, the file was smaller than expected. Thanks!
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Old 01-05-2012, 10:53 AM
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Yeah, definitely either upload higher-res, use a thinner marker or better paper, or just letter more carefully... and of those would probably make it a lot more readable. Only one or two words I gave up on, but a lot I had to pause to figure out, which breaks up the flow.

As for the rest, well, the characters are of course giant walking cliches, but I guess that's kind of the schtick. It works well enough for a simple bullet-point style review format.
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Old 01-05-2012, 04:37 PM
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Cool, cool, thanks. And yeah, they're basically just perky and cranky bullet lists, albeit much more fun to write/draw.
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Old 01-07-2012, 06:52 PM
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Sorry in advance to double post, but something happened and ohgod

[+/-] #2: Bioshock

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Old 01-08-2012, 10:37 AM
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Just for the record, I wouldn't worry about double-posting in your own thread. 's all good.

Edit: And yeah, the lettering is definitely better on the new paper.

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Old 01-08-2012, 01:31 PM
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Okay. Kind of a habit, anyways. I kept the same markers that time but switched to a non-bleedy printer paper (god knows where my Bristol pads went to, I was stockpiling those back in the day.)
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Old 01-11-2012, 11:13 AM
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Old 01-13-2012, 07:35 PM
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[+/-] #3: Mass Effect 2

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Old 01-13-2012, 08:47 PM
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Lovin' it.
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Old 01-17-2012, 09:48 PM
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It just occurred to me that I meant to call this thread "Pronounced like it looks." Because I want people to struggle with what to call [+/-] if it ever reaches IRL conversation for anybody.

The next installment may be a little while. Got a buttload of schoolwork and 'favors' to catch up on. That and I kind of like the idea of making paper-doll teasers for my DA before I post the real comic.

Text only teaser for now: the next strip will be able anOther game that starts with M.
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Old 01-22-2012, 07:03 PM
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Old 01-22-2012, 10:18 PM
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It just occurred to me that I meant to call this thread "Pronounced like it looks." Because I want people to struggle with what to call [+/-] if it ever reaches IRL conversation for anybody.
My girlfriend thinks "Pronounced like it sounds" is cleverly subversive, so don't sweat it.


The teasers are reminding me of this, for some reason.
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Old 01-23-2012, 09:21 PM
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You know, I broke that Temjin during that shoot.
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Old 01-28-2012, 08:50 PM
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[+/-] #4- METROID OTHER M

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Old 01-29-2012, 06:01 PM
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I think my finally finishing this broke the forum yesterday.
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Old 01-29-2012, 06:07 PM
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That monocle. :3
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It's the best flavoring for tea, particularly English breakfast tea.
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Old 02-07-2012, 03:47 PM
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Someone asked for this earlier in the thread?

So, who likes acronyms!?

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Old 02-07-2012, 08:18 PM
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That's it! Thanks, Manna! I forgot how eye-searingly bad that picture was.
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Old 02-12-2012, 10:58 AM
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Please work.
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Old 02-14-2012, 06:15 PM
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[+/-] #5: Dragon Age Origins

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Old 02-15-2012, 07:45 AM
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I like these reviews. They're stylish and they have a lot of personality.
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Old 02-15-2012, 03:08 PM
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Thanks, they've really been a fun exercise since I basically do the entire page over if I screw something up. Too much, anyway.

Gonna do some 'good' artwork of the girls soon for the heck of it too.
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Old 02-20-2012, 08:39 PM
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Demo Demo Panic! Banzai Pecan Chan

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