Tuesday 20th August 2013
Yeah so, about that 'on time next week' post I made last week!
I'm late again this week, but I blame the fact our car died this week and had to be replaced. Upside is we now have a nice shiny new car.
I swear I'm not doing this on purpose!
Slight delay due to clickers
Monday 12th August 2013
Whelp, little late with the comic. Sorry about that.
Ever since the The Last of Us was announced a few years back I've been following it's development and constantly cursing the fact that I'm a die-hard Xbox player and that I don't own a Playstation.
Well, I finally caved in and bought myself a PS3 and a copy of TLoU and boy am I glad I did.
The downside is that it's a damn addictive game.
I promise I'll be on time next week!
Q and A with Aki and Bob
Sunday 4th August 2013
Sorry for the delay guys, normal service now resumed!
Here we go with the last of the Q and A sessions with the SotI cast. This week, Aki and Bob!
So, starting with Aki.
I must admit that Aki was never really intended to be a permanent member of the party. When I first introduced her and her brother Kio they were going to be dropped once the party left Gloaming. However, I grew to like the underhiver and decided that I needed another female presence in the party so let her stay.
In a way I suppose Aki is the author surrogate of SotI; as she doesn't know much about the wider 40k universe so I can use her to explain stuff to readers who might not know as much as die-hard fans.
Aki's personality is in ways very similar to Krin's, except that whereas Krin is motivated by loyalty to his friends, Aki is very much out for herself. She's slowly becoming more of a team player, but at the moment she's still a mild Neutral-Evil.
Now Bob I'm quite fond of. I wanted Severus to have a servoskull from the beginning, but didn't want it to be a non-character. So thus was Bob created.
I know an artificially-intelligent servo skull isn't strictly 40k canon, but this is my comic, right? Anyway, a great many things have been added to canon that are much worse than a wise-cracking servo skull with the personality of a centuries-old space pirate.
Bob is the character I use to poke fun at the other characters and the Imperial mindset. He's the voice in your head that constantly picks holes in your plans and mocks your clothes. He's also surprisingly intuitive and loyal to the party, but after being stuck on a moon with only himself for company for a few hundred years, maybe he's going soft.
So, on to your questions!
Q: Aki, how old are you?
A: Old enough to kick your ass! In the underhive we don't have standard calendars, but last I checked I was 31 cycles old. So that's about 15 terran years I guess?
Q: Aki, how did you become a member of the Van Corax gang? Were there other girls in the gang?
A: My family were part of the gang, and my gang were my family. On Gloaming most underhivers are part of a gang, like a tribe or a clan on other worlds I guess. So yes, there were other girls in the gang, and women, and grandparents.
Q: Aki: Do you miss your brother? Is it hard not having your twin around anymore?
A: Of course I miss him, what kind of stupid question is that? But for now I have other things to concentrate on, which helps me deal with it.
And Kio wasn't my twin. I know we look alike, but he was actually a year or two older than me.
Q: Bob, which millennium were you born in?
A: Hmm, hard to remember. I'm at least a few hundred years old... or rather this memory recording of me is. It's hard to mark off years when you don't even have arms!
Q: Bob, how do you like being a servo skull compared to your human life?
A: Oh yeah, it's great! I just love being a disembodied head who has to stay silent 70% of the time! By the way, this is me being sarcastic in case you can't tell!
Although, being able to fly is pretty sweet. And servoskulls can go loads of places without anyone raising an eyebrow. You'd be surprised how many times I've floated into the women's changing rooms. Heh heh heh.
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