The Strait 2

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lirvilas
31st Aug 2015, 10:00 AM

OK, seriously running low on my already non-existent buffer... damn you Minecraft.

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sigpig
31st Aug 2015, 11:01 AM

I'm surprised you didn't dress her in a thong...

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lirvilas
31st Aug 2015, 11:17 AM

Oddly enough, I feel that would be out of character.

Edited to include further thoughts--having read a whole bunch of CF forum posting lately on the topics of the portrayal of women in comics, I will first of all own up to the very high cheesecake content of my work. I don't apologize for that--Winners and Losers is definitely more Alias than The Life and Times of Mother Theresa.

However, that said, I can't justify everyone running around in the nude, even with my change to all flags. I got it that this is a fictional work, that this is pure friggin' fantasy, but IMHO you don't need to lay all the goods out on the table like a buffet to still get someone drooling like Pavlov's dogs.

Call me old fashioned, call me a coward, call me whatever you want--just keep reading my stuff!

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sigpig
1st Sep 2015, 12:25 AM

Believe it or not, I wasn't looking to order a tasty dessert after a nice steak dinner.

I tend to stay away from the CF Forums - I leave that to the actual, you know, -artists- and such (I am but a humble reader of comics, after all), so I don't get caught up in the politics of the "game"; I just enjoy reading the content.

To tell you the truth, I was expecting Eric to "exploit every weapon possible", and you surprised me by NOT showing off all the goods. A possible work-around could be to see her in profile in panel 5, and her bum "pixelated" in panel 6 as the Captain zooms in.

Exploitation? Damn right, but what's she picking up? My guess is the Javelin Anti-Tank rocket launcher that Eric has stored under the seat... lol

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lirvilas
1st Sep 2015, 12:35 AM

Ah, the ending to Syriana that Hollywood wouldn't let us have.

But no, there's micromini bikinis and slatterns with anti-armor weaponry at Spying with Lana and then there's just garden variety nothing to see, move along here at Let It Ride.

Also, I am so done with "censoring" this work--I'm now running with all flags. As stated above it would be rare, but if I'm gonna show the goods, I'm gonna show the goods.

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frettle
31st Aug 2015, 4:51 PM

You are delivering the product - that's the brave approach

It would be out of character, a thong, because character is everything and as soon as you push a character into the realms of 'gratuitious-for-effect' you've dropped the ball

The plot calls for the shot, but it has to be believable [in the story's context]

Best way I know to portray a good female [and I say female because I am not resticting it to homo sapiens] is to put yourself in their place - nothing mystical about that, unless you have lived a very sheltered life...

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lirvilas
1st Sep 2015, 12:38 AM

Funny thing is, Amanda Ramey started off as a gratuitous-as-hell. An escort with a purple thong? Jesus. (I can't even bring myself to link that shit.)

In this second go around with her, I'm walking myself back from that awfulness.

But then again, maybe I have a long term trend of doing that with all the easy, trashy cardboard cutouts and "blowup dolls" I populate my noise with.

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Seabiscuit
31st Aug 2015, 11:14 PM

Minecraft is indeed a little addictive...
I was free until your server. Damn you, enabler!

Ohhhh I can't wait to see what Eric has planned. I love how he always seems steps ahead.:D

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lirvilas
1st Sep 2015, 12:42 AM

Me, the enabler!

If I could stay on the CF front page by spreading "vices" across the artist community... that would probably make me a real-life supervillain.

Contrary to the discussion above (and the damn page itself) the mechanism of Eric's operation does not revolve around Ms. Ramey's rear. I hope I do not disappoint.

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Rd Ashes
1st Sep 2015, 10:28 AM

Well, I approve of your decision to run with all of the flags.
I see you uncensored your pages!!!
*\o/*
Be free!

;-)

What's Eric got up his sleeve here?

I do kinda miss Amanda's purple thong… and those big, hoop earrings!

Are you REALLY into Minecraft? :-o

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lirvilas
1st Sep 2015, 11:41 AM

1) Yeah, you guys broke me down. A lot more freedom (even if I choose not to use it) in exchange for demographics that I was never going to appeal to anyway.

2) Be patient with Eric's machinations.

3) Ha ha, so that's how you roll. No, seriously, between you and some of my other regular posters, I'd almost think there was a demand for making outright pinups... dang shame I don't have a secret site for that sorta thing.

Less cryptically, you will definitely enjoy Wednesday's page, which was planned before this comment.

4) PM me your MC username so you can grow increasingly annoyed with my lack of presence on the Realms server. Unfortunately, real life and the work take precedence over the Inception-lite world of Minecraft.

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Call Me Tom
2nd Sep 2015, 1:56 AM

I bet £5 (imaginary) that things are about to go Very wrong!

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lirvilas
2nd Sep 2015, 2:11 AM

Ah, I've got some more exposition before things go sideways... but yes, no plan survives contact with the enemy.

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ProfEtheric
5th Sep 2015, 2:06 AM

Nice view!

I love how everyone seems to have an opinion on the subject of Eric Macdonald...

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lirvilas
5th Sep 2015, 3:04 AM

"True Charisma?" Do tell...

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MadJak91
10th Sep 2015, 8:29 PM

You know, I wonder if it is still a joke or you perversely enjoy making fun of Prof's organization.
Because this happens a lot and it happened in MSV as well.
Your character's superiority over his character's incompetence or their ability to miss details.

Just curious, you sneak!

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lirvilas
10th Sep 2015, 9:08 PM

Aaaaaaaaaw damn, it's Madjak!

Glad to have you back, stirring up trouble between me and my alt account Professor!

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MadJak91
11th Sep 2015, 1:17 AM

Heh.
I find it funny how Prof usually either dismisses something or passively observes as you rain terror on his work.
But in a good way. I have noticed that :D

Really, the old Nesariel changing Sam into a woman artwork is the only one where I personally felt you were a bit mean to Prof ;D

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