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Sunday, August 5 2018 - 10:26 AM
By: Neoriceisgood

Q&A Part 5:

1. Do you have plan for the comic to end? I.e. (Dreamland Chronicles)
Pr will the story never end? I.e. (Sandra and woo)

> I have an end in mind for the current story, yes.

Also Sandra and Woo is creepy.

2. What made you decide to become a pixel artist?

> SNES games!

Specifically, finding out that people on the internet actually made art similar to SNES games and it is a thing you could just ... do.

3. What inspired HoH?

Too many things lol, ranging from real life politics, to anime and manga, to cartoons to video games to movies. I like remixing inspiration.

4. The game announcer speaks through the smiley contestant in a way he described as "trippy". Why? Does he take control over his mouth (or any equivalent)? Can the announcer control the rest of the contestant's body? Or is the contestant just a remote-controlled puppet?

> Good questions, but can I answer them without spoilers?

5. The announcer seemed to understand Three. Did he?

> nah.

6. Thanks for your answer. Now I'm imagining Burk in goldplated armor equipped with a weapon made from black crystal.
Is he now the most dangerous being in the world?

> He'd be pretty effective at fighting magic users ... gold armor would probably be heavy though.

But dangerous? There's definitely many characters quantifiably more capable of destruction.

7. Another thought about the reach of the antimagic. While I clearly exaggerated last time I'm wondering if there is some way to generate such an antimagic field in the first place. I jokingly said 10 km rsdius for the black crystals which could of course not be the case since it would mean that basically the whole city of Lorg is a completely magicfree zone which it is not.
So, is it possible to generate an antimagic field? What must be done to have one? Do they exist in the Empire or do they work on inventing one?

> In theory it should be possible, but it clearly isn't easy or fields like that would be all over the place.

8. Do undead exist?

> Define undead.

9. Exists a worldmap? Can we see it?

> Yes, but no. >:3

10. When a dying elf mentioned empire harboring a monster, who did he mean? Veda? Nail? Someone else we've seen?

> I'm not saying it's not Veda.

11. What's the deal with the superstrong man, who bled all over Noah? Is he like Burk? Is he Burk's brother? If the 3 storylines are out of synch, is he who Burk used to be?

> No, no, definitely no.

12. Will Noah ask Cherry about her pandemonium power?

> The answer to any "Will Noah" question usually comes in the form of "if someone or something forces him to."

13. If you've got separate indexes for the 3 characters, can you make the 4th one for intermissions than aren't in either?

> Well the intermissions we've had so far are set to "all characters" :3

14. How did royal guards determime which children to invite to meet Veda? How did they find Noah had magic before he did?

> Good question.

15. Who hired the hitmen to attack Alex? Was it the guards/veda ploy to make her reveal herself?

> That would make sense but be a super dickish thing to do, surely the great and glorious Empire wouldn't resort to such underhanded methods.

16. How did you pick the name "Veda"? Any relation to Hindu Vedas or the translation of "veda"?

> Maybe.

17. How long ago did magic start to manifest?

> Exact moment of origins is unclear but it becoming the largest worldwide factor of influence spans the last 100 years or so, give or take.

18. How fast does time in Rauel go compared to the real world?

> Let's hope for Tobi's sake it's 1:1.

19. We've seem Emporio Garrimon in concealing clothes on page 720, where he is named. Have we seen him anywhere else?

Is he King Baku?

> My personal theory is that Garrimon was close friends with Baku but started self-concealing because anyone close to Baku would feel ashamed that they'd never match his incredible sense of Fashion.

20. Why is a continent lost?

> Cause people are thinking of the wrong definition of the word lost lol.

21. s there a world map with all mentioned locations? (Heroland, Logan Alexander's castle, Deepwood, Clover Coast, Livarall, Justopea, Gloria, Heaven, Lorg...)

> ... Heaven? Are you trying to find an easy way to the good place? I'm on to you!

22.Does the Lance train need rails, or can it go without them? If it needs rails, did the lost continent expedition involve frequent stops to repair the road?

It doesn't *need* rails but it sure as hell prefers them, and the parts of the road that need repaired aren't exactly reachable anymore so. -shrug-

23. Does Marble dye her hair or is this her natural colour?

> She dyes.

Like always, add future questions in the comments and I'll answer them once I feel there's enough!

18017: Tom - Sunday, August 5 2018 - 1:01 PM

Thanks for taking the time to answer those questions, humorously or otherwise!

Here's a question of my own: What's your thought process in order to come up with a new character, in terms of their personality and quirks? Do you draw them first or later?

18019: Seb - Sunday, August 5 2018 - 10:18 PM

I've got a question : are the three main characters meant to meet one day ?

18021: paul - Monday, August 6 2018 - 1:36 AM

> Cause people are thinking of the wrong definition of the word lost

A dictionary gives the following definitions:

1. Unable to find its way.
2. In an unknown location.
3. No longer visible.
4. No longer possessed.
5. Squandered.
6. Past help or hope.
7. Alienated beyond sensibility or recovery.
8. Occupied with something, so as not to notice external things.

1 implies a mobile continent; while it offers interesting consequences, it seems unlikely.
2 is the most common use of "lost" regarding something as large, but since it's accessible, this meaning doesn't apply.
For the same reason 3 doesn't apply too.
4 seems most likely. No longer governed by the empire. If yes, how did it happen?
5 would be the more or less the same, implying some embarrassing mistakes. Again, how?
I'll skip 6, because it's just a more pessimistic outlook on 4-5 or 7-8.
7 and 8 would mean its passive-aggressive population no longer recognizes the empire's power and cannot be beaten any sense into. (Actively aggressive would be 4-5.) Considering how the empire fares against elves, it again seems unlikely. If empire is more humane, the question is again: How?

18022: passerby - Monday, August 6 2018 - 2:02 AM

> Good questions, but can I answer them without spoilers?

It's a spoliler only if the announcer does control Yellow at some point. Or if other characters start behaving as if he does, but prove wrong in the end. Guess, that's a no, and you answered anyway :)

> Define undead

A being that used to be alive, died (naturally or not), then got reanimated by magic, but the end result is inferior to the living being. (Unlike true ressurection, when the result is as good or better than it was.) Drawbacks include: rotting flesh, impaired higher nervous functions (including lust for blood/brais/human flesh), being controlled by a necromancer, absense of vital organs (or the whole body), which may be being masked by magic. In short -- a dead coming back as something disgusting or horrifying.

18032: Drew - Tuesday, August 7 2018 - 4:30 AM

APTGG mentioned that elves suffer from plant diseases. Is this still the case in HOH?

18062: Drew - Friday, August 10 2018 - 3:07 AM

Is the man with hidden face on page 722 the mage-king?

Read through APTGG. Why did you change Noah's hair colour?

In APTGG, Veda seemed to have powers similar to elvish. What was she? Some kind of renegade super-elf? Should we call her a dryad?

There were some other small pieces of background information in APTGG. Which are still valid?

- Does Global Order has 7 quarreling leaders?

- Are some of them uninterested in hunting Three?

- Was mage-king was born 148 years ago?

- Does Pablo have "anti awkward air escape"?

- Were Noah's parents married?

- Is Veda still a renegade super-elf?

18064: Drew - Friday, August 10 2018 - 3:27 AM

Almost forgot.

Is the map that appeared in APTGG still valid? It was on page 80: http://www.neorice.com/aptgg_80 If yes, where are Justopea, Lorg and Lost Continent?

18071: Sophi - Friday, August 10 2018 - 12:44 PM

Does Heroland ban firearms?

18072: Sophi - Friday, August 10 2018 - 12:47 PM

When did the aristocrat leave Justopea?

Did the emperor decide to start Project Veda because he discovered the aristocrat's magic powers?

18149: TheMegax - Friday, August 24 2018 - 6:33 PM

Is here a mayor villain in this story? Or that just depends of the POV?

18187: FrustratedProgrammer - Friday, August 31 2018 - 10:24 AM

So when exactly did you decide "I'm going to make comics"?

Is making comics your main source of income? (don't answer if too personal)

What inspired the 3 main character's names? (Burk/Tobi/Noah)

If you had to "join forces" with another comic and mix characters & storyline... what comic would you choose?

18193: Three - Friday, August 31 2018 - 6:50 PM

*Static noises*

18240: Your Airconditioner - Saturday, September 8 2018 - 3:24 AM

Is Ciel truly a part of Noah?
(I.E Was she made by Noah's willing mind???)

Also, you doing fine buddy?

18241: Aircondition - Saturday, September 8 2018 - 3:25 AM

Is Ciel really a part of Noah? (I.E She was made by Noah's mind independently.)
Also, you doing fine buddy?

18402: BoredOne - Friday, October 5 2018 - 6:36 PM

Which Protagonist could reach the other's locations the fastest, if they choose to for some reason?

18720: TheMegax - Friday, November 23 2018 - 9:10 AM

Does Toby need food? Or that just acts as a healing item?

How much time does is need to make one normal page?

Can Toby see deep underground?

18721: TheMegax - Friday, November 23 2018 - 10:25 AM

... why the sudden drop in ratings? Two months ago, this comic was in top 100 or so, and now it's only top 200-250

18755: TheMegax - Thursday, November 29 2018 - 5:38 PM

What are "golems"? Is Three some kind of golem?

18854: Mirmedon - Saturday, December 15 2018 - 5:53 PM

When Pablo and Guy discuss Pirate of the Storm, they mention her almost reaching top 10. But Eugene says she's number 3. Is Tobi's storyline that much later with Ariara gaining more notoriety?

18856: Bisected - Sunday, December 16 2018 - 5:14 AM

What's your opinion of 8-Bit Theatre?

18857: Mirmedon - Sunday, December 16 2018 - 1:03 PM

Three carries something long and red around the Lorg Harbor. What is it?

18858: Mirmedon - Sunday, December 16 2018 - 2:08 PM

Why does Smile refer to 2 people as "Blue"?

18902: TheMegax - Saturday, December 22 2018 - 6:59 AM

What's the canon height of the main characters?

18944: Batsteve - Tuesday, January 1 2019 - 9:13 AM

Are all the story happening at the same time

18948: Mystik - Wednesday, January 2 2019 - 6:35 AM

Is Burk’s sister a Burk, or is Burk unique in his Burkiness?

19038: max - Friday, January 18 2019 - 12:35 PM

Most cities in Justopea we've seen so far are surrounded by walls. Why? Is the island that dangerous? Is the rest of Justopea like that?

Byrde has no wall. Why? Safe area? Too small to warrant spending money?

19185: que - Thursday, February 7 2019 - 8:09 AM

Can Alex magic up a robot of her dreams? Does she want to? What will Veda say?

19195: VVK - Friday, February 8 2019 - 9:35 PM

What do other people see when Noah enters someone's mind? Does he just suddenly disappear?

19202: TheMegax - Sunday, February 10 2019 - 8:24 AM

Are you ever going to do another Q&A? (Irony)

19377: Eve Hunt - Monday, March 4 2019 - 11:27 PM

"I can't blame you guys for what you voted for... but this list also shows the unfortunate situation that you guys were deprived of two SNES classics that deserve to be in the top 5-10.

Metal Combat: Battle Clash II. THIS WAS MADE BY NINTENDO. It was an amazing sequel that did things you would never expect from a Nintendo game. Unfortunately, because it was a Super Scope game a lot of people didn't pick it up. But it is one of those rare games that still holds up today, even without nostalgia. It was also one of Nintendo's first forays into making a game that was story-driven: even battle opened and closed with dialogue that moved the story forward, as well as plot twists and alternate endings (depending on your skill).

Terranigma: This was an action RPG that Japan oddly enough released in Europe, but not here in the west. It was very atmospheric, and really became heady and interesting after the first few dungeons when a major plot twist revealed that you were essentially the only human left alive on Earth. You then travel the world seeking to revive the continents and restoring the world.

I highly suggest emulating both games as you are not likely to be able to obtain your own copies. Or a superscope."

Regards: <a href="https://www.thedarkweblinks.com">Eve Hunt</a>

19502: ribon - Monday, March 25 2019 - 1:11 AM

What's creepy about Sandra and Woo?

19581: Neoriceisgood - Saturday, April 6 2019 - 12:44 PM


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