Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Tabenings - Tuesday Again Edition

Hey, I'm posting on time for once! How about that?

So CORE #11 is fully scripted and 50% edit complete. I wrote an additional scene because I had this really hot idea on how to implement it. So, uh, look for that.

Uzo tells me that postwork is gonna proceed at a steady pace, but the damned issue is crazy long (weird, given that nothing really happens - oh WAIT) so it'll be another two-ish weeks before it's all wrapped up. So look for it right around the turn of April.

Hmm, which means that now Uzobono will be back on Aria or Synthetic, or something, and I'll have to come up with something else to fill my time. Hmmm.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Tabenings - Cleanup Edition

Once again I forget a Tuesday!

Ah well. I have a good excuse, I was working on the final draft of CORE #11. As mentioned, after Uzobono has rendered all the things I go back through and re-match the initial text to the renders. There's a little tinkering here, a little re-arranging there, etc etc.

So I was working on that - Uzobono has only one section (out of sixteen) left to render. And now parts one through five are finalized and ready for postwork; I'll plug away at the next part right after this post. Or maybe I'll get some booze first. Yes, booze. Then smut.

Also, for those of you foolish enough not to regularly visit Uzo's DeviantArt page, the cover for Issue #11 is up now:

Prepare your body!

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Tabenings - Ogrek Edition

Good news, everyone! You're all being sold for parts! No, wait, that's later. CORE #11 is done!

Well, almost. The scenes are all written, save for the last 1-2 pages which I am still phrasing. Now I need to go through Uzobono's renders and polish the script before the postwork and lettering goes in. I write the script, send it to Uzo, and then I get back individual renders matching each frame. Then I revise the script to best match the renders as they came out; often I don't need to do anything but sometimes I revise more or less heavily to get things to mesh as perfectly as possible.

So that's where we are, the last two scenes are in the render engine and I've got to get the script polished so that there's no holdup on the postwork. If all goes according to plan, you'll see CORE #11 before April!

Today's Edition comes from a comic strip called "Yamara" which used to run in Dragon magazine - I told you I was an old geek - which had a character named 'Ogrek'. (Who was a half-orc? Probably?) In addition to being a would-be boyfriend of the titular main character, he also the sort of NPC for whom everything always worked out swimmingly and he always wore the most self-satisfied smirk - not in a mean or supercilious way, just the perennially pleased expression of someone whose plans always come together.

Example: Yamara got ahold of a ring (or lamp?) of wishes, and after some skeptical fol-der-ol she realized that it actually was a really-o truly-o ring of wishes and made a wish that whenever she stole something (did I mention that she was a rogue?) no one would notice.

She then went on a crime spree, snatching purses and looting storefronts. Unfortunately for Yamara, it was a ring of limited wishes and the last wish had been the one immediately prior to her larcenous one, so basically she went on a really obvious crime spree and wound up in the pokey post-haste.

Well, her would-be boyfriend Ogrek strolls into the jail with his smirk on and pays her bail, leading to the following exchange:

Yamara: "You bailed me out? Where'd you get that much money?"

Ogrek: "I stole it."

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Tabenings - Fingertips Edition

I'm not dead! I've just been playing Witcher 3, that's all.

See, this is what happens when you lose the benefit of habit. Tuesday night you play Witcher until Colbert is on, watch for fifteen minutes or so, and go to bed. Wednesday, getting ready for work, think "wasn't there something I do on Tuesday nights oh, shit."


Anyhow, not dead. Fetish-wise, let's see, Vice's update this month had more Xiim - mmm, Xiim - and is delicious. CORE #11 is on schedule for later this month (now that it's March). Um... probably some other stuff I've forgotten.

But there are a bunch of nekkers that need slaying before Mass Effect: Andromeda comes out, so that'll have to do for now.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Tabenings - Semi-Communicado Edition

So my email provider is acting up again. It's run on a toaster in a guy's basement (honestly, not much of an exaggeration) and he said something about "hard drive fan" and "need to rebuild". Not sure if it will be back on - well, no, I am confident that it will, what I am not sure of is when - or for how long, etc, etc. So if you are trying to email me, you should anticipate possible difficulties.

I can't complain, I've had it for seventeen years, and never paid a dime. I trust it will be back so am not looking into alternate providers, at least not for a while.

This shouldn't affect ongoing commitments (CORE), although how I will communicate with Uzobono now is an open question. Mebbe deviantart messages or something.

In other news... well, not much other news. Working on the day job, helping the spawn out with homework, grocery shopping. The usual. No good video games at the moment - I'm hoping Mass Effect Andromeda will be good, although given the current dearth of options I daresay I shall be buying it anyway. I did not pre-purchase, of course, because I don't do that. But day one seems quite likely.

Hmm. I miss my email.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Tabenings - Penfold Edition

Almost forgot! But didn't!

So, Uzobono is off and rendering the new scenes I sent over, and I said that I'd have the final couple of scenes written this week, so that should happen. Still aiming for that late February / early March release. I'm still astounded whenever I get back these stunning images in exchange for the dry prose I send over.

Also, DollMistress (hence 'Penfold'... 'DM'... get it? Yes I'm old...) updated her deviantart page with some new teasers from 'Replis City Blues', the game she's working on. If you haven't played 'Miss Adventure' (or 'Space Ditz' or 'Overseer') you owe it to yourself to do so; it sounds like we won't see RCB any time soon but I'm sure it will be worth the wait when it arrives.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Tabenings - Disposable Heroes Edition

Oh shit it's Tuesday! Ha-ha! Back on track, motherfuckers!

For those of you younger than I am - which is a lot of you - and/or those without good musical taste, the edition this week is a reference to the early 90s hip-hop group 'Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy'; one of their songs is Television: the Drug of the Nation, which includes the lyrics "Back again, new and improved, returned to our irregularly programmed schedule." Having listened to the 'Hypocrisy is the Greatest Luxury' album approximately 10,000 times when I was a much younger Tabico, any time I think the words 'back again', the slot machine in my mind instantly spins up that tune.

So! Aside from that totally pointless insight into my psyche, I'm pleased to report that the answer to Friday's question - namely, "can I rise to the challenge", was "yes!". Sunday I shipped off to Uzobono another three scenes of CORE #11, so we're back on track. I've been revising the overall plot but there should only be, let's see, four or so more scenes left in this issue, so a late February / early March release seems not unrealistic.

Other than that, nothing to report. Thanks for all the well-wishes here and in email, I appreciate the kind words.