Crystal City 3
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ProfEtheric
13th Aug 2015, 10:18 AM

The truth...

And look, she's got Tona targeted. Isn't THAT lovely? :P

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lirvilas
13th Aug 2015, 11:42 AM

[redacted for nationalistic ranting, see PM]

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Centcomm
13th Aug 2015, 10:19 AM

thats kinda scary..

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lirvilas
13th Aug 2015, 11:44 AM

Different mousetrap, same cheese.

Actually...

That gives me a dang good idea on how to tie these disparate threads together.

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Rd Ashes
13th Aug 2015, 10:43 AM

Ha! Those tats!
(the tattoos not the tatas) ;-)

Hrrmmm, I wonder how she'll go after Tona.
This is going to be good. :-D

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lirvilas
13th Aug 2015, 12:49 PM

1) If you look around enough you'll note a strong resemblance to someone else's ink.

2) What makes you assume she's going after Tona?

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sigpig
13th Aug 2015, 11:30 PM

"Tactical Unit BRAUN, C"? Do we finally have Chuckie's last name? Also, since you hinted SO lightly about it, one can only assume that Sonja is using Tona as bait, but for whom?

We already know she (and the majority of the US and A Law and Security enforcement) are on the hunt for Chris, (her baby - daddy) who will NOT be an easy target. Sam, on the other hand, has already "betrayed" Sonja by having a tryst with Felicia, who is looking for info on Chris for her story; and, by extension, MSV. This could end poorly for Sam and Felicia (if Prof Etheric agrees with it, she's HIS character, after all).

My theory? Sam and Felicia come riding to Tona's defence, get caught up in a fight in which they are totally outclassed, and Chris swoops in to save the day with greater firepower and a nasty disposition...

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lirvilas
14th Aug 2015, 7:56 AM

1) Brah, you gotta read dem forums... Chuck's last name is indeed Braun, which is a really awful choice if you think about it.

2) If Sonja wanted to kill off Tona, she could/would/should have done it already. Bait indeed... however it's a way, way too early in the series to have anything so ambitious as any sort of action sequence. You can expect more tedious exposition until about mid October.

2a) Felicia has a significant defensive asset, even though she is unaware of him.

3) "Ruthchris S. Haus" is indeed one of Eric's aliases.

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Rd Ashes
14th Aug 2015, 12:24 PM

In which forum thread? What am I missing?!?!?!
:-o

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MadJak91
17th Aug 2015, 3:48 AM

This thread. Page 6.

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lirvilas
17th Aug 2015, 6:03 AM

That is correct sir.

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DoryH
13th Aug 2015, 2:54 PM

I just love how cylindrical Lukas' head is. Did his mother strap a PVC tube on to him when he was born, just for kicks?

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lirvilas
13th Aug 2015, 3:08 PM

Eh, Lukas (who comes from my 30 Days of Characters) is shaped like the most recognizable object from his field of expertise in astronautics: a rocket.

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Seabiscuit
13th Aug 2015, 10:46 PM

Wow, she means business. I worry for Tona now...Or Eric? Heh
(Dayumn, dem tattoos!)

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lirvilas
14th Aug 2015, 8:07 AM

Thank you for worrying about Tona and Eric. Someone should!

Yes, Sonja's got pretty aggressive ink for someone so far up the corporate food chain. I would guess that she flashes it to shock and intimidate other Maerc executives.

However, it looks like it's not her tattoos that's drawing Director Leibrandt's stares.

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VanEzzania
14th Aug 2015, 7:42 AM

Oh boy, Tona....

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lirvilas
14th Aug 2015, 8:00 AM

Sunday sunday sunday!

Tune in Sunday... for your Vitamin T.

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MadJak91
16th Aug 2015, 9:54 AM

(yes, I have read the page but my commenting abilities were disabled)

I take it the colorful elbow tattoo represents all the situations when Sonja had to ram her hand into somebody's face.
You know... Like WW1 pilots drawing crosses on their planes but the tattoo is more about quality than quantity.
There is one thing I have noticed about Sonja though it just might be your way of drawing faces.
She can switch from a serious looking lady, menacing, imposing, oozing with leadership to a commonly approachable happy looking girl. Cute almost and I do not use that word often or at all.
Judging from all the expressions you did so it might be just the art itself and no ulterior meaning.
(and a secret reason why I love the new banner, one reason)

Hm, why all the anti-Tona comments?
There is nothing for Sonja to gain by killing Tona.
Quite the opposite. Tona is almost like a hero to some people. Someone who can survive against all odds and be used to rally the masses.
If anything, she could spearhead Sonja's personal army just by her presence alone.

(the Darrel looking guy made my day :) )

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lirvilas
17th Aug 2015, 6:03 AM

Lots of points to address here and I'll probably miss a few:

1) I wish I could say that the variability in Sonja's expressions was entirely intentional... I have taken measures to ensure greater consistency in my art in this work, but obviously my least-drawn character still has some kinks to work out. I think it's primarily how large I draw her eyes.

2) Tona's not dying anytime soon, at least not physically.

3) "Rallying the masses" and leading an army are two different skill sets. They overlapped more back in the days of short swords and spears.

4) Get over Lakedaemon. He's deader than dead, don't even hope for a damn flashback. A disgusting character and a complete waste of your sympathies.

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MadJak91
17th Aug 2015, 6:29 AM

1) Understood. Worth asking though as I now know I am probably confused by some other expressions as well.

3) True. But I think they still overlap when it comes to resistance groups or quickly formed personal groups to achieve some goal.
That was a guess because I like guessing and of course and there is no way I can know what you are going to do.
Do not want to be a smartass, just off-hand comments!

4) Yet you drew a similar looking guy :D
More like lost my sympathies later as I liked him at first.
One of your best side characters to me.

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lirvilas
28th Jun 2016, 11:03 AM

"and a secret reason why I love the new banner, one reason"

What is that reason?

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MadJak91
29th Jun 2016, 7:32 AM

Weird reply necromancy for this, haha.
?

Hm. You used to have a different comic banner. The one with Sonja's cropped head in there.
That is it really.

image
Not this one but this is the reason :>
But then you became grumpy later and made sure to tell me TWICE that no such faces again even though you broke the new world word with that one recent Tona page!
Which is really OK but I CAN like them, thank you :T

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Skweeee
16th Aug 2015, 11:31 PM

Dude!

I'm easily distracted by well drawn ladies. You seem to have leveled up in the rendering of hot-girls department. Now to go back and read the dialog.

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lirvilas
17th Aug 2015, 5:49 AM

Thanks... what I really need to work on in the anatomy department is the render of muscular dudes.

Also--read the damn dialog! Nobody's commented on Lukas's supercilious BS!

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