Art and Update

Featured image: title and artist unknown. Found on Rachel Renee’s wattpad account during an image search. This is probably what Sailor Moon would look like if Hollywood got hold of it. Not sure if want.

I haven’t been around enough because I’ve got a few different things on my plate, and any time I previously dedicated to writing and blogging I should probably spend job-hunting. Chapter 13 of Jake and the Dynamo should go up tomorrow at midnight as usual even if it kills me, but after that, there may be a hiatus, probably not longer than a couple of weeks (meaning one update will get missed).

My time online is also being consumed with bringing J&tD up-to-date on the other sites where it’s hosted. But once those are caught up with this blog, then they’ll update weekly as well, and will become less time-consuming. At present, they update daily.

I’ll try to avoid saying this very often, but don’t forget we have Patreon and Paypal accounts. Absolutely no pressure, as the content is free, but if you feel like living a tip, we’d be most grateful.

‘Magical Girl Monthly’

The artist GDBEE has been making these covers for an imaginary magical girl magazine. I see them cropping up from time to time so I thought I ought to post one. She intends to make one for each month of the year. I’m not sure how many months she’s made it through.

Her DeviantART page is here, and her online shop is here.

Today’s a writing day for me. I’m drafting chapter 17 of Jake and the Dynamo to maintain my buffer.

‘RWBY’ Art

Featured image: “Ruby Rose” by unknown artist.

In spite of its flaws and rough edges and obvious derivations, I adore RWBY, Monty Oum’s anime- and video game-inspired action girl indie cartoon with Rooster Teeth. But I still haven’t finished the third season. I was depressed by Monty Oum’s untimely death.

In spite of the remarkably improved animation quality over time, including in the third volume, which approaches professional level, the action sequences aren’t the same without the series creator. Oum was the Yuen Woo Ping of animation. Nobody can do cartoon action like he could.  Still, I approve Rooster Teeth’s decision to go forward without him.

Also, judging by RWBY‘s barely concealed source material, Oum must have liked the same stuff I like. Pretty sure he must have been a fan of Fairy Musketeers, one of my all-time favorite magical girl shows, which pits a team of fairy tale girls led by Red Riding Hood against an evil Cinderella, much like RWBY.

But, anyway, have a little art of best girl, by whom I mean Ruby Rose.

"Ruby Rose RWBY Death Scythe" by unknown artist.
Ruby Rose RWBY Death Scythe” by unknown artist.