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Comic 8: Look out! There's a Dragon! [Aug. 2nd, 2006|12:16 pm]
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This is my obligatory Final Fantasy racism comic. All comics do one at one point or another, right?

The idea came about after I recently purchased Final Fantasy I & II: Dawn of Souls for the GBA. I really got into Final Fantasy I, but for some reason began calling my mages Whitey and Blacky. I didn't think they'd take too well to it if they were real people. Luckily for me pixels feel no emotion or racial sensitivity.

Some people do though, which started a short outrage against Sony a while back. It's been said that Sony went a little too far. I suppose you could say that. Those ads weren't a design I would have personally chosen, but I didn't mind them from a viewer's standpoint. I actually thought they were pretty cool until someone mentioned the racial slander. Hooray for naivety!

On a side note, when the hell did I learn to draw dragons? I've never been able to do that before. :O
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[User Picture]From: prguitarman
2006-08-02 04:23 pm (UTC)
Man that dragon looks sweet. That'd take me like a million hours on MS Paint.

lol nigger mages
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[User Picture]From: kunami
2006-08-05 06:38 pm (UTC)
Real fucking classy.

Please go find somewhere quiet and secluded to die.
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[User Picture]From: prguitarman
2006-08-05 07:46 pm (UTC)
I'll pass, thanks.
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[User Picture]From: prguitarman
2006-08-02 04:23 pm (UTC)
Oh and
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From: kitsune_teej
2006-08-02 04:33 pm (UTC)
so...so wrong! hehe. Ahh...gotta love the play on Sony.
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From: kitsune_teej
2006-08-02 04:35 pm (UTC)
When did you learn to draw dragons? It must have been downloaded into your drawing program while you slept. Well...I mean...its the only reasonable answer, right? c.c

Le sigh. Are you excited about the Final Fantasy: CC coming out?
Later,

~Teej

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[User Picture]From: exatron
2006-08-02 04:38 pm (UTC)
Bauske's eyes in the third panel are freaky.

I hope Ebdain survives combat with the well-drawn dragon.
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[User Picture]From: ebdain
2006-08-02 06:48 pm (UTC)
ME TOO!
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[User Picture]From: bullethc
2006-08-02 04:38 pm (UTC)
This rules!
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From: omegalvx
2006-08-02 05:22 pm (UTC)
Wow, dude. You drew a dragon. Amazing. Funny too. Things are coming along quite nicely. Hopefully I can catch up with you on music comp.
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[User Picture]From: mythdude
2006-08-02 06:21 pm (UTC)
AWESOME! :D This is a great comic.

So judging from your armor, you love Swordchucks, yo? ;)
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[User Picture]From: ebdain
2006-08-02 06:54 pm (UTC)
So I'm the rogue in the party... trying to say something about me? :)
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[User Picture]From: jirashi
2006-08-02 06:59 pm (UTC)
....I'm thinking you should be more concerned about one of your party members having some revival item or the white mage having a revive spell.

-goes mortal combat- TOASTY !

-Jiry ;p
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[User Picture]From: bauske
2006-08-02 08:43 pm (UTC)
Yeah. You're sneaky. Remember AC? ;)
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[User Picture]From: dermotmacflann
2006-08-02 11:06 pm (UTC)
Nah, FF thieves are cute. ^^ Proof and proof. ^_______^
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[User Picture]From: foxglovefur
2006-08-02 07:02 pm (UTC)
and im the white mage....lolol ^__^....darn not being able to jump.....*CRY*
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[User Picture]From: ebdain
2006-08-02 07:20 pm (UTC)
I was about to make a comment about how Whitey was you :) I didn't notice it on the first read. Then I noticed the hair...

Now we just have to figure out who Blacky is.
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[User Picture]From: foxglovefur
2006-08-02 07:21 pm (UTC)
heheheh
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[User Picture]From: bauske
2006-08-02 08:40 pm (UTC)
Supposed to be Shale, but it's a bit hard to tell. There are no defining features. Ah well.
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[User Picture]From: ebdain
2006-08-02 09:11 pm (UTC)
Ah, that makes sense.
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[User Picture]From: bauske
2006-08-02 11:37 pm (UTC)
Well, you can spin some mean glowsticks, so that makes up for your lack of jumping skillz.
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[User Picture]From: kylet
2006-08-02 07:24 pm (UTC)
Well, even if a lot of this went over my head, it's one great-looking comic! Esp the dragon.

Poor Ebdain XD

Although I have to agree, those third panel eyes on you are FREEEEAKY!! x.x
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[User Picture]From: bauske
2006-08-02 08:42 pm (UTC)
Aw, it shouldn't have all gone over your head. Most of it just involves magic and racism, not video game stuff so much.

I wanted to add in Ebdain in the second panel standing in the back with a dragon looming over him and this "WTF THEY LEFT ME!?" look on his face and then being chased in the third, but I didn't have room for any background stuff in the second panel. It works out better like this anyway.

Oh, and I'd say this comic took roughtly 8-9 hours to draw. They're taking LONGER. XD
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[User Picture]From: kylet
2006-08-02 09:59 pm (UTC)
Well, I'd forgotten about the Sony ad...I'd heard of it, but I wouldn't have remembered who created it. And I figured Malgou was a reference to something to...

Aw, that would've been fun XD Even though I should be rooting for the tiger ;-p

Crikey XD It shows, at least!
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[User Picture]From: bauske
2006-08-02 10:05 pm (UTC)
Nope, Malgou isn't a reference to anything, other than the name I gave my black mage in the game, which was totally my choice. Nothing symbolic at all.
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[User Picture]From: kylet
2006-08-02 10:22 pm (UTC)
You mean you didn't actually name him Blackie? ;-)
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[User Picture]From: bauske
2006-08-02 11:34 pm (UTC)
Nope. The party was actually a warrior named Bauske, a thief named Charn, a white mage named Lyrian and a black mage named Malgou. I just started calling them blacky and whitey when I was playing. I'd be sitting at home and I'd shout out "use yo black thundaa, blackie!"
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[User Picture]From: kylet
2006-08-03 01:13 pm (UTC)
START A NEW GAME AND CALL HIM BLACKIE! XD
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[User Picture]From: stilghar
2006-08-06 03:31 am (UTC)
*grin* In FF1, I usually just go with John, Paul, George and Ringo. :P
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From: lonewolf_achaea
2006-08-08 08:38 am (UTC)
Next time I play it i'll probably name the main character (cecil?) Vegita (only character i can think of who goes from evil too good,) that or name him Jesus/neo just so I can laugh my ass of when he kills the final boss with a spoon.
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[User Picture]From: stilghar
2006-08-08 10:24 am (UTC)
I think you're thinking of FFIV (In the US on the Super Nintendo as Final Fantasy 2).

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From: delphi_of_clf
2006-08-02 07:25 pm (UTC)
Hehehehe, cute stuff :P. Wouldn't have got that jab at Sony if ya hadn't explained it though.

And yes, you definately drew a dragon :), one I all but recognize except that you don't know the furson in question XD.
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[User Picture]From: skg_yae31313
2006-08-02 08:51 pm (UTC)
I thiink Bauske's eyes in the 3rd panel are kinda neat, the expression on Bauske when he no funny. XD Still, nice! ^^;;;

SKG
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[User Picture]From: crono_liganthah
2006-08-02 11:03 pm (UTC)
*giggles* Love how you kept the way the black mage's eye pure yellow with no pupil's =3 Unless if the one who's playing as the black mage has eyes like that originally =3
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[User Picture]From: mapdark
2006-08-03 01:06 am (UTC)
LOVE THE EYES in the third panel :P

sweet dragon thing ^^
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[User Picture]From: himura_tiger
2006-08-03 01:30 am (UTC)
1. OMG DRAGON = ROCKIN'!!!
2. I get it! ^.^
3. There is no number 3.


At first I thought you were ganking something from 8-bit theatre, actually, but I like that it's your own take on the FF series. ;-)

Also, regarding that ad SONY had....
I REALLY liked the picture. Not in the "I am racist, yay for white surpemacy", but rather in the "WOW, that is a powerful!" way. I don't know why, but it's such a stirring image, for some reason.

Anyway, great comic, dude! ^^
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[User Picture]From: ziabandito555
2006-08-03 03:17 am (UTC)
This comic made me laugh so hard people in the office turned and stared... good thing i leave next week ^.^

but yeah FUNNY!!! *much gleefulwagging* highly amusing and i liked it... its weird and fun... poor ebdain running from the dragon... awesome drawn dragon though *nods* love the tail and komodo stance of his body... very cool

awww cute furrified characters *grins*

personally those eyes made me laugh i thought they were great... also Ebdain's mouth as he runs scremaing *giggles* um so when will blacky fire the lightening?
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[User Picture]From: spootyatm
2006-08-03 03:38 am (UTC)
I love the lil running dude in the background!
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[User Picture]From: godmanga
2006-08-03 06:01 am (UTC)
Damn that's a nice dragon you drew. I got the joke right off when I saw it. The characters especially yours look really cute ^_^
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[User Picture]From: ccroft
2006-08-04 08:08 pm (UTC)
Great comic! You should get a website for this strip maybe? :]
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[User Picture]From: bauske
2006-08-04 08:27 pm (UTC)
Working on it. ;)
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[User Picture]From: silver_r_wolfe
2006-08-05 07:20 pm (UTC)
Congrats on getting featured on Joystiq! It looks like Penny-Arcade will win, but you are getting noticed. :D

*furry prides*
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[User Picture]From: bauske
2006-08-05 07:29 pm (UTC)
I... didn't even know I was on there until you mentioned it. Wooow, weird. o___o
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[User Picture]From: silver_r_wolfe
2006-08-05 07:31 pm (UTC)
Final Fantasy tie-ins will get that for ya. :D

Btw, loving the comic so far.

And you look absolutely svelte in the hazard suit.
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[User Picture]From: foxhack
2006-08-05 07:40 pm (UTC)
Gah, you beat me to it!
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From: the_lizard_rat
2006-08-05 11:43 pm (UTC)
*teleports in*

Friending this right now. This is awesome.

Lizard Rat out.
Random in Albany NY
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[User Picture]From: ryuumajin
2006-10-14 06:11 am (UTC)
Errr... hallo? Somebody please blast the dragon, please?
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