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posted Wed, December 3, 2014

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3rd Dec 2014, 11:00 PM

keiiii

Most of this strip was done a few months ago. In particular, the panel with Ethan saying "uh, hi..." was SO ugly, I had to give him plastic surgery before posting it. I was still trying to get the hang of drawing him back when I did this, it looks like.

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3rd Dec 2014, 11:05 PM

Skweeee

The portrait at the top is absolutely beautiful. I've been working on improving my art for the last year or so. The skill level that you are at is where I want to end up.

Lovely.

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view keiiii's profile

5th Dec 2014, 4:40 AM

keiiii

That is such a tremendous compliment! Trust me, you don't want to end up where I am right now... There are so many things I struggle with! Gotta keep pushing forward.

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4th Dec 2014, 12:25 AM

catfire13

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4th Dec 2014, 5:14 AM

fireydeath

that portrait, Daymm

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4th Dec 2014, 10:28 AM

Allzephyr

Amazing cover.

And does he recognize the Korean as "weird" because of the accent or because it's an older form, like Shakespeare English compared to ours?

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5th Dec 2014, 4:55 AM

keiiii

Thank you!
And that's an interesting question. It's the accent. In canon, they're speaking in a regional accent where Old Korean has evolved a bit differently than in Seoul.

I opted for just making up my own accent for the English version. I didn't put enough effort to make it a different evolution path thing, but I did work out enough structure (phonetically, at least) so it's consistent -- more so than it shows in the dialogues, because I don't want to annoy the readers with non-standard spellings everywhere.

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4th Dec 2014, 10:56 AM

Zor15

Ethan is totally in trouble now!

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5th Dec 2014, 5:01 AM

keiiii

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4th Dec 2014, 6:27 PM

Miaubol

uh-oh trouble indeed

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4th Dec 2014, 8:14 PM

Adina

I love how in the panel where Ethan stands up in the rice paddy really accentuates the difference between his height and build compared to theirs!! Awesome as always!

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5th Dec 2014, 5:07 AM

keiiii

Thanks! I love drawing different body types. Too bad I won't get to draw obese people in this story, as food is a bit less plentiful in this world... But I'll make sure none of the main characters have similar bodies, even though they're all fit!

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17th Oct 2016, 9:09 PM

Wargyrl

Ah -- the the point-of-view character has been launched like a meteor all the way from America to medieval Korea! Now we know why the character has been given a chance to learn Korean while he was still in America. This is a neat touch; as you know, most fantasy characters learn the local language by osmosis as soon as they reach a new country. Few writers acknowledge that different countries have different languages which people need to learn somehow, even if by magic.

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18th Oct 2016, 1:31 PM

keiiii

Yeah, the language thing is weird. But what really bugs me is fictitious cultural differences that fail to acknowledge the most fundamental thing (IMO) about culture: it's a set of codes that the society has developed while learning how to survive. So even some of the really weird cultural norms have practical roots (although it's not uncommon that the norms evolve in a way that make it less practical to obey them).

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