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...maybe...kinda...I hope...

...well, it has a title and a teaser image anyway.

For those not already familiar with ReBoot, I think it'd be impossible for me to explain why I love that show so much and why I find this news so exciting. It was the first CG animated TV show - made in the early nineties...and it didn't age well.

To be honest, the low quality animation isn't that big of a problem to me. The genius of the show is that it's set inside a 90's computer...which makes the 90's CG entirely appropriate to the setting. It's so deliciously meta! It's actually the writing that I think has a few more problems, particularly in season one, with a lot of hokey and childish humor that only occasionally made me laugh due more to the way Bob's voice actor says the lines than the actual lines themselves. And there's several things about the setup that just don't make sense. (Why would winning a video game harm your computer? How did the characters in Mainframe deal with adventure games? Why are the 'net and the web referred to as if they're two different things?)

There's a lot about the show that's really great, though. The setting alone makes the stories inherently interesting, I mean it's a city inside your desktop computer. A system crash means the end of the world! The writing got consistently better all the way through season 3 (season 4 is...something...). The characters evolved and changed as the story went on (character development was virtually unheard of in cartoons of the time because showrunners wanted viewers to be able to jump in on any episode). Hexadecimal remains one of the greatest antagonists in cartoon history and I will fight anyone who says otherwise. And the season three episode "Number 7" remains one of my favorite episodes of ANY series. Ever. And it's just an extended parody of "The Prisoner". :XD: (I would not recommend anyone jump to watch that one, though, as due to the aforementioned character development I'm not sure how much sense it'd make out of context.)

I love the show so much I actually have it on DVD and make it a point to rewatch it fairly regularly. The idea that we could have a new version of ReBoot with updated CG, better and more consistent writing (hopefully), and a better understanding of how computers function is just the best news to me. Like, find a way to make games dangerous WITHOUT them destroying entire parts of the city...because really, that never made any damn sense. :XD:

I'm still not convinced it's happening. I'm convinced that the makers WANT it to happen, but I don't know if it will.
...but if it does, I'll be first in line to watch it, and I'll be quick to let everyone know if you should watch it too. In the meantime the old show still exists, so if you have a high tolerance for corny dialogue and low quality CGI, it's all on youtube. Enter at your own risk, haha!
  • Mood: Tired
  • Listening to: Blue October
  • Reading: Dragon Princess
  • Playing: Kid Icarus: Uprising
A Gift by dragonsong12
A Gift
Decided to take a break from my work to do a quick sketch of :iconbladed-sisters:'s characters. I would've like to fully finish this, but given my schedule at the moment, I'm afraid this will have to do. ^^;

I hope you have a wonderful birthday! :dance:

...how about that backgroud, eh? haha!
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Sorry yet again for how absent I've been lately. Every year I make a resolution to be more attentive to DA and every year I fail...but I manage to stick with it longer and longer each year, so I'll get there. :D (This is why I don't do any other social media by the way, I have a hard enough time keeping up with this one!) Things have been kinda crazy for me, though, and they don't look to be settling down any time soon, so apologies in the past, present and future!

But I found something cool I'd like to mention. I'm sure people are getting sick of me talking about Gunnerkrigg court by this point (If you aren't reading it, you really should be :evillaugh: ) but he's been doing something kinda cool and I wanted to point it out to people.

See, one of the neat things about Gunnerkrigg Court is how much attention to detail he puts into everything he does. Not only in the art but in the writing and world building as well. It's neat to see people analyze the comic's pages to try to piece it all together, but now we've got something straight from the horse's mouth. Tom Siddell has a Youtube page and he's currently going through the comic one chapter at a time and offering commentary on it - from his methods to his inspiration to what he was going for when he drew the scene. It's fascinating, informative and often funny in that sort of dry way that the comic itself is.

The videos don't have a ton of views yet, so I wanted to point them out. As a fan I find them very entertaining, and as a webcomic creator they show how much thought can really go into these silly things. So I just wanted to share the joy. :)
  • Mood: Tense
  • Listening to: Barenaked Ladies
  • Reading: Usagi Yojimbo
  • Playing: Hyrule Warriors
Early Idea Sketch - Conscripted by dragonsong12
Early Idea Sketch - Conscripted
...so I came up with an idea and it's been dominating my brain the last couple of days, and it wouldn't leave me alone until I sketched something out.

I don't know when or if I'll do anything with this - I originally thought of it in context of being a prose story, but the more I thought about it, the more I realized it wouldn't work as prose and it needed to be a comic...

...because I need another one of THOSE.

So I absolutely can't work on it right now, and I'm not sure if I'll have time even once things settle down a bit, but the idea's there at least. The one that's shaded is the closest to what I'm thinking of.

Anyway, just had to get it out of my brain.
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TM2 Sketchdump 4 by dragonsong12
TM2 Sketchdump 4
Finally getting some of the last character designs ironed out.
Next on the agenda, doing full body sketches of the primary characters and coloring them in. And once that's done, most of the designs for the sequel will be pretty much ready!

...a bit early, I admit, but it'll make it a lot when we actually get there to dive right into the sequel story. :D

There'll probably be some more changes beyond that, but I'm largely pleased with how the designs are coming along! :nod:
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I've always had an interest in cartoons and comics. I work for a living, but spend almost all of my free time drawing, either for one of my two webcomics, or for work you see here in the gallery. Though I don't have any illusions of being "professional" I do enjoy it and I keep working to improve.
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...maybe...kinda...I hope...

...well, it has a title and a teaser image anyway.

For those not already familiar with ReBoot, I think it'd be impossible for me to explain why I love that show so much and why I find this news so exciting. It was the first CG animated TV show - made in the early nineties...and it didn't age well.

To be honest, the low quality animation isn't that big of a problem to me. The genius of the show is that it's set inside a 90's computer...which makes the 90's CG entirely appropriate to the setting. It's so deliciously meta! It's actually the writing that I think has a few more problems, particularly in season one, with a lot of hokey and childish humor that only occasionally made me laugh due more to the way Bob's voice actor says the lines than the actual lines themselves. And there's several things about the setup that just don't make sense. (Why would winning a video game harm your computer? How did the characters in Mainframe deal with adventure games? Why are the 'net and the web referred to as if they're two different things?)

There's a lot about the show that's really great, though. The setting alone makes the stories inherently interesting, I mean it's a city inside your desktop computer. A system crash means the end of the world! The writing got consistently better all the way through season 3 (season 4 is...something...). The characters evolved and changed as the story went on (character development was virtually unheard of in cartoons of the time because showrunners wanted viewers to be able to jump in on any episode). Hexadecimal remains one of the greatest antagonists in cartoon history and I will fight anyone who says otherwise. And the season three episode "Number 7" remains one of my favorite episodes of ANY series. Ever. And it's just an extended parody of "The Prisoner". :XD: (I would not recommend anyone jump to watch that one, though, as due to the aforementioned character development I'm not sure how much sense it'd make out of context.)

I love the show so much I actually have it on DVD and make it a point to rewatch it fairly regularly. The idea that we could have a new version of ReBoot with updated CG, better and more consistent writing (hopefully), and a better understanding of how computers function is just the best news to me. Like, find a way to make games dangerous WITHOUT them destroying entire parts of the city...because really, that never made any damn sense. :XD:

I'm still not convinced it's happening. I'm convinced that the makers WANT it to happen, but I don't know if it will.
...but if it does, I'll be first in line to watch it, and I'll be quick to let everyone know if you should watch it too. In the meantime the old show still exists, so if you have a high tolerance for corny dialogue and low quality CGI, it's all on youtube. Enter at your own risk, haha!
  • Mood: Tired
  • Listening to: Blue October
  • Reading: Dragon Princess
  • Playing: Kid Icarus: Uprising

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:iconmoonsaber56:
moonsaber56 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014
Did you see the new episode?
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dragonsong12 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
RvB? We're actually a bit behind. ^^; I think we've missed the last couple of episodes.

The one upside of that is you have a bit more to watch when you go back in, heh.
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moonsaber56 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014
yeah. it gets serious.
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dragonsong12 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh man, I need to catch up! :excited:

...now I'm glad I haven't been paying much attention to the fan feeds lately either.
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SmokeyandtheBandit Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014
Hello:wave:. How is it going? How are the OP bookmarks?
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dragonsong12 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Slowly, I'm afraid. I've done some skecthes, but nothing I'm happy with so far. :(

The good news, though, is that a large part of my backlog was due to some extra content I needed to do for personal projects, and those are just about complete. (One will post on Monday and that'll only leave one more which is nearly finished.) So that'll free up some time for me to focus on other things.

I'm glad you messaged me about it, though. It was going to get done eventually regardless, but I'm happy you're still interested. I don't think the delay will be as long this time.
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SmokeyandtheBandit Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014
I see. Ya, I'm still interested in them. I came up with how the four should look so  Ido want to see them get done at some point.

Sketches? Mind if I see them? I know you said yo uweren't happy with them, but I would still like to see.
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dragonsong12 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Sure! I'm replying from work right now, but when I get home tonight, I'll dig them out, scan them, and send them your way! :)
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WhispersInTheMirror Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I think I may have said this before, but I saw you added me to your devwatch a while back and I wanted to thank you! :glomp: I'm also a fan of Twisted Mirrors!  Been reading it for a couple of years now - I can't wait to see more of the story in the future! :la:
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dragonsong12 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much! I'm so glad you've enjoyed it and I will do my best to keep it up! :D

I forget how I came across your DA, but I really love your drawing style and I'm excited to see what you'll come up with in the future! :nod:
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