“I Don’t Remember”
Aedre’s Firefly Chapt VII: Choices (Part 22)
In last week’s strip an apparently very concerned Shack Man, asked Aedre when it was she last ate anything. Those tummy grumbles are always a dead giveaway!
She seems reluctant to tell him the truth, however. Is it because she’s still scared of him? Because she’s afraid he’ll side with her father and blame her? Or is she afraid of being seen to be pathetic or vulnerable? What would you do? Gloss it over? Or blurt it out?
Got another strip into the queue this week, and untangled a few more knots in the storyline. It really doesn’t help in this business to have a poor memory for anything but graphic/visual details. lol Therefore, I often get lost when there doesn’t seem to be enough connecting thumbnails between some of the strips. It often feels like I have to create the whole graphic novel in thumbnails first before ever starting to pencil or ink. But its too late for that in this story, so I just have to stop inking and fill in with new thumbnailed strips to fill the gaps.
Not sure if the above made sense. If not let me know, k?
I finally got out of the house for the first time in (if memory serves) over a month. Mal, Zorra and I met for dinner at Asia Cuisine in Ithaca and chatted about the upcoming release of our new iOS developer’s tool for Unity3d.
I aired my latest app design idea, which after some confusion was understood to be a small project of my own, that I may or may not hire another programmer to code for me. At some point. In the future. Maybe. :`)
I’m an ideas person. I can not only generate ideas, but can add complexities so fast it will make your head spin (one of the problems I have with creating Aedre’s Firefly!). I’m at my very best in brainstorming sessions. But I need to have reality checks placed on many of the ideas that spring forth from my overactive imagination. Thanks goodness Mal and Zorra are especially good at this in the eOe arena. :`)
So yeah. I never expected that eOe would develop my app idea, and in that I was correct.
When I get an app idea I write it up. Share it. Let it sit. Break it into smaller and smaller pieces, then see if it still excites me. If not, I leave it at that. And with such a small team of developers all with “day-jobs”, we have to be careful about what we’ll be spending our time working on. I’m not disappointed. The idea is (along with the last twenty ideas) written down and could be revisited at any time.
I have been particularly moved by your comments lately, as Aedre’s story unfolds. One in particular stood out for me last week, and as it was a late comment, I thought I’d post it here. Mal was responding to the question posed in the blog:What about you? Do you often bite your tongue to prevent escalation of painful emotional dynamics? Or do you fall into old behavior patterns?
Here’s Mal’s comment:
I think Mal should write a personal “Words to the Wise” blog. Don’t you? ♥
Todd’s Sketch for Winning the Aedre’s Firefly Christmas Caption Contest
Is finally on its way to Mr. McElmurry. In fact he may have received it by now. Hope you like it Todd! thanks for your patience with my needing to redo the whole thing.
Where can I get appropriate packaging supplies?
And on that note I have to tell you that trying to find appropriate packaging supplies for artwork is a real PITA. Just looking for a simple 1/8 inch thick pressed cardboard to use as a backing insert for sending the art through the mail so it doesn’t get destroyed in its travels was a hair-tearing exercise! I finally resorted to tearing the backs from two of my 9×12″ Bristol pads to use to sandwich Todd’s sketch. Sheesh!
The closest I could find to the size I needed was almost half an inch thick! And anything less than that thickness was too flimsy. And to top it all off everything was in points, and had to be translated to English ;`P ( 72 points =1 inch) Had to look up the conversion. Learned it all once in college but never needed to remember it.
So if you can point me to a place where I can find 9×12-inch uncorrugated cardboard ( or, a.k.a. pasteboard) 1/8 inch thick, please let me know. Thanks!
Aedre’s Easter Caption Contest Coming Up.
I have a rough sketch done for it. I do hope I can get it finished quickly enough for it to be ready, since Easter (I just found out) falls in March this year. *sigh*
Summer Guest Art Needed for Aedre’s Firefly
And on that note, I’m starting to think about summer and vacations this year. So I was wondering if any of you would be interested in creating a spot of Guest Art for me, featuring Aedre, or if you prefer, one or more of the Aedre’s Firefly characters already introduced.
If you can help me out, I’d need the art roughly by the first week of May and I’ll be most grateful. Or if you want to send it to me sooner, I’ll get it in the queue right away for the correct date of publication. Thanks for considering this.
Thanks for reading Aedre’s Firefly
and for your encouraging comments! <3