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I've tried.  I really have.  I've made it pretty far writing-wise on the comic, I'm urging myself to cut more corners without sacrificing pacing and character development, but I'm just not that good of a writer to condense the material further.  I curse myself for this because the artist just doesn't want to cooperate anymore.  I'm on the verge of just taking up the art and doing the comic myself, but I just don't have the skills she has in either consistent line work or shading and highlighting.  And I hate everything I draw, so it'd take forever to put anything out.  Although, at this point, maybe crap quality's enough.

But I get it.  She doesn't want to spend too much time on a silly fan comic when she could be making some original content.  She's an artist, that's her main source of income.  She takes commissions fairly often and has her job as lead artist for Ohio's TrotCon. Does seem unfair to do lots of work for no pay.  I made the incorrect assumption that this was an important project for her, this was a piece of our relationship that we built up for five straight years.  I believed that that was enough.  It isn't, and though it might have been at the beginning, the novelty's worn off.  I've deluded myself otherwise.

So, my understanding now is this: if I work on another comic, essentially doing the same work I've put into Duality, she'll consider continuing.  I'm tired of fighting it, and I'm tired of feeling like I'm forcing her to essentially do slave work.  We have a few ideas, but are currently focusing on something dark comedy-ish.  As of early April 2014, we've had a title made, and now I'm doing my best to work on it on my spare time.  Design work is still in its beginning, but the story arc seems to have been set.  She wants to keep anything design-wise secret, but I think I can spoil the goshdarn title:

Sanity Within Dystopia

It's about a cat with a man's brain and a boy with a cat's brain.  That's about all I can say without fear of being flayed.  Ayla's highly more restrictive of work-in-progress material than I am, and this is her story.  Sort of.  Except I'm writing it.  I just thought of that as I typed that sentence.  Well, it's her concept, in any case.  As soon as I finish this Journal, I'm thinking of seeing what I can do in terms of a deviantART account or something.  Maybe other places.  I don't know.

As for Duality... this project which, even when we started, we knew it would be a hefty thing just seems like it'll be floating around for a long time, updated infrequently and for years beyond what either of us wanted or expected.  But it'll be worked on.  She knows this means a lot to me, and it used to mean a lot to her as well.  She can't give up on it, right?  I'm just tired of pushing for a quicker turnout.  There really seems to be no point to it other than a lot of arguing.  And as much as I care for this silly little comic, it's not worth straining our relationship.

I give up.


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Duality is a story about Abigail, a runaway human girl, and Trad, a renegade Irken soldier, whose fates are intertwined after a series of events lead to their meeting.


Irken Trad
Writer, Layout Assistant, Art Director, Colouring

Ayla StarDragon
Co-Writer, Layout, Lead Artist, Effects

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kalinafreckles85 Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Octavio please contact me when you can. I need to give you my new #.
Sonicandanime2012 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Dear Scypod, the comic your making has became a excellent quality of art. I love how you made the style's for the characters. Thanks for all the hard work that is put in your comic! -Brianna 
CrazedCartoonGirl Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, your comic looks really amazing so far! Keep up the good work!! X3
Scypod Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, dude!
CrazedCartoonGirl Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're very welcome!! 
Honmeg287 Featured By Owner May 11, 2014   Traditional Artist
I love your comic! Plz make more :DLa la la la 
Scypod Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
In time, grasshopper.
Ask--CronaGorgon Featured By Owner May 2, 2014
nice art!
invader-lyngze Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014
hey Scypod. Handshake 
I have a question I hope you can answer. Please 
Do you have any ever made ​​a comic or cartoon rich and then lose interest gets to do it.Stupid Me! 
then you have some good advice on how to keep inter fury gets comic or cartoon? :baffled: 
you who read this are also welcome to reply. :help: 
kalinafreckles85 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I miss you friend <3
naruto-warriors-oc Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i love you art :happybounce: 
Simi-simi-ran-ran Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
(evil laugh) I wIlL bE WaTcHiNg YoU~
(oh, lol, me and my weird loner ways)
killerboss2 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Wow this comic looks badass :D *starts to read*
DonotcrossKilliRoss Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
im sorry bout this......butt........TAG YOU IT! :sprint:
kalinafreckles85 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Sooo I have no phone anymore, just so you know, so I can't call you or Sixto. I miss you both. <3 Hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving. Much love.

Scypod Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Dammit, I knew I'd forget something.  Didn't even celebrate it this year, just kinda spent all my energy at work and then babysat for a while.

Happy Thanksgiving, darling!  What happened to your phone?
kalinafreckles85 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't have money to pay for it unfortunately. Have you gotten to see pics of Melilsa's baby? Guess who the Godmother is!!
Scypod Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
No way!  I knew she married, but I'd completely forgotten she was even pregnant (I'm really out of the loop)!

Godmother, godmother..... is it me?  It's not me, is it?

..... Sorry.  Congrats, darling!  That's really touching to hear. :)  Anywhere I can see pics?
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GOT87HIC Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013
I like your art
shifty53 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Student Writer
Hi! :3

New plans for IR, read our latest blog.… If anyone can help here I think it would be you. :)
Yommii Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I thought I watched you damnit. >:UU
Im so sorry. *watches*
Scypod Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
... Weird, I was sure you did, too.

Well, you are forgiven. I wasn't even mad!
Yommii Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, I'm glad. XD
Meowipede Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aye, I made a new account for good reason this time.
Should be deleting all my old ones I am too embarrassed and ashamed of how I used to act/draw.
Scypod Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
We love you lots. :3
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