I REALLY need to catch up on my comic buffer. Oh well, at least this page is up on time, unlike the previous one. And this page brings back two old regulars.
Firstly, Thorn, who is apparently here on business. Secondly, Elo. Elo hasn't appeared in a looong time. Not since before 100 as far as I remember.
Hopefully, Elo's return won't overshadow newcomer Jake, who seems to have his eyes set on our bouncer.
Oh, on a seperate note, I should give a big thanks to Akuma, who I know has been throwing out adverts on The Middle Ground. I suspect most of you probably know who he is, but here's a link to his stuff anyways, on the offchance; http://www.mgcomics.com/AkumaTh/
Q1.First of all, can I have basic details of your character please?
A:Yes. My Character is The Prince Of Planet Fusion, a place far away from Mobius or Earth. Fusion came here for a job.
Q2.Secondly, any abilities I should know about?
He sure does have powers! He controls Fire, Ice, Electricity, and he wields a sword!
3.Third of all, what's your characters personality?
He is sometimes coolheaded, but get him angry and you're in for a World of PAIN!
4.Fourth, any background information I should know?
As Said above, He is the Prince of Planet Fusion, and has a girlfriend, Kachine the Gardevoir, but she's on a getaway. He calls her often.
5.Lastly, I'm after bar information, if you have any?
Again, as said above, he's looking for a job here. But he's too young to drink.
He's 14. ^^ He'd be glad to take a Bouncer Job. And he knows about the Cintreuse, so no giving him that!
Fusion, have you not gotten it through yet? He's NOT ACCEPTING MORE CAMEOS. Least of all from a pathetic recolor. :/
Sorry to be an asshole, but get the damned clue. That's the third time you've posted, if not more.
I never said I stopped accepting cameos - I did however say that I would ignore anyone who would simply go 'Can I have a cameo?' because it showed that they'd ignored the comic in which I stated about cameo details, and I had a ton of people doing it at the time.
Seens FK seems to've finally checked back and filled the thing in, I can add him to the banks, though with my cameo listings atm, it could be going on a few hundred pages before he has any chance of appearing.
I wasn't going to say anything, but this has gone on long enough.
The Undertaker isn't some sprite comic villain. He's a professional wrestler. Sure, it's still fiction, but the thing is, he's someone in reality, so this is absolutely pathetic. How uncreative can you sprite comic authors get?
Ignoring all the comments of him and any form of relation to Bar'd, I have to say, have you not actually heard of the sprite villain Undertaker? Admittedly, he's based on a wrestler, not the most creative of beginnings, but we're also talking about a villain who's been around for 8 (or more, just going on my own estimations here) years, and has developed and become quite legendary in his own right beyond being simply based off a wrestler over that time. The character is one which originated in the days where beam-spam was the norm, and minor edits were considered the 'fanciful thing' in the sprite world, it being dominated by recolours. It was an AGE of unoriginality, but since then the character has stuck around and become very well known among the spriting community in it's own right.
It's not 'big' for it's similarities to the wrestler, it's well known for all the things which have happened since it's creation which have distanced it from that and made it it's own character.
I created this Undertaker during the days of "American Badass" since he wasn't using the "zombie" character then. I point out this fact whenever I get the chance (thus the name Mark Calaway here).
As Dregan said, over the years he evolved into more then just a guy ripping off a WWE character (2 if you know the costume). That's an advantage when you use a character for so long, they get the ability to evolve and create their own legacy.
To both of you, I say this is an equally pitiful defense of unoriginality.
To Dregan, no, I have not. There are very few sprite comics I still actually read, due to the inherent fact that most of them refuse to make any sort of attempt at 'custom' work.
To Akuma, I would like to remind you that the name doesn't help your point, since Mark Calaway is his REAL name on and off stage, rather than a stage portrayal. And it's not such an evolution as you claim it to be. Given the origin of the fact, and that things such as design and name are still largely the same, you're essentially playing off stolen fame.
While I'm on this case, I'd like to add in that I have never felt any sort of respect for you, as this is how all of your ideas go in general. Even your main persona is just a design cross of two overpowered characters. I know that's exactly the sort of thing to expect from someone affiliated with TMG, but seriously, the trend was old from day 1.
Given how long you've been at this, it strikes me as fishy that you never caught onto a little essence of what we call originality.
I would like to make the point here that Akuma has in his time created numerous pieces of custom work and is an extremely capable spriter who has created a lot of scratch work of his own.
I would also like to note that spriting started as a 'fan community'. Of course characters from back then were unoriginal, they were created as homages to characters of the time. The ideals of today were not the same as the ones back then. And it seems quite frankly retarded to throw a way a character with THIS MUCH development just because standards have changed since their creation. That's one of the huge problems today really, people destroy characters all the time because they don't fit the current ideals of what the community is about - this character meanwhile, whilst not fitting the ideals of today, has such a huge amount of development behind it - due to ignoring the current changes and not being scrapped - that it is a hell of a lot more in-depth than all these 'original' characters.
Similarly, you're complaining of someone who's basically known for being a trend-setter as 'being part of a trend'. You're looking through such a modern eye that you forget these things must've started somewhere.
Back to my earliest point though, when looking at a character like this, you must always remember - the sprite community developed and came to be as a FAN community. To now complain of characters from back then holding their origins in the fact it was such a community is like looking back at wars and complaining they could've made a much better job if they'd used weapons which hadn't been invented for them yet.
....You don't even seem to understand where I'm coming from. You presume my issue is with the spriter community, when in fact my issue is that I find it disrespectful to do such a thing with a real person's image. Not that I don't dislike unoriginal fancharacters and such anyways, this case just annoys me moreso for having a basis in reality.
And as for Akuma's past with the community, spare me the lecture. A trendsetter? I never even understood that. Demonic superpowers, looks copied right off of another character's powered-up form, name taken right from an overly popular fighting game series. I've known of Akuma for years, and I never gave two fucks as to what he did, simply because right from the start it was a batshit overload of copying the popular and modifying it with the cliche.
Again, that is to point out the origin of his original creation. I do not hide from this fact. But one thing that caught me odd is when you said "I find it disrespectful to do such a thing with a real person's image."
My Undertaker only shares its name with the WWE's Undertaker and the person who portrayed the character, Mark Calaway. In the beginning, he shared some moves. Now, there is nothing to compare.
Anything that points out the connection by name (Mark Calaway, using the Undertaker music from Volume 2) is a shout out to the inspiration of the creation.