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littlelemming3
Apr. 5th, 2006 05:49 am (UTC)
Is she banging her head against the wall? *lol!* That's so funny!

Man, that's hard to get across. Ooo, I'd love to see you try a wink-y or closed-eye custom... the ones I've seen are crap, and your customs are beautiful.

Holy cow do they have Chips Ahoy?! : D
kimonos_house
Apr. 5th, 2006 05:56 am (UTC)
Squee! You got the first comment! :D

Yep, banging her head. Evidently, she does it often, LOL! And yes, those are Chips Ahoy. ^_^ They also have a Nestle Crunch bar and some Raisinettes, but those didn't show as nicely.

Ooo, I'd love to see you try a wink-y or closed-eye custom... the ones I've seen are crap, and your customs are beautiful.

Thank you! It's certainly on the list, but it will probably be awhile before I get to it. I considered Photoshopping her eyes closed, but I figured it would look worse than said crappy customs. ~_^
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dedgrotty
Apr. 5th, 2006 12:38 pm (UTC)
Yes! I got it! Banging her head!!

MY favorite prop here is the teensy Coke products.:)
kimonos_house
Apr. 5th, 2006 08:37 pm (UTC)
Sadly, I was not paid for the endorsement. ;)
centuaress
Apr. 5th, 2006 01:51 pm (UTC)
This truly made me laugh out loud. I'd probably make those same thudding noises if Minty was my roomate too!
kimonos_house
Apr. 5th, 2006 08:37 pm (UTC)
LOL! Thank you! ^_^
wispykitty
Apr. 5th, 2006 03:48 pm (UTC)
Totally my favourite strip so far! Hence the actual reply. ;) I also totally got the head banging by Kimono, that was awesome. And I'm also curious, how did you get the shaped bubble around Squee? That's really cool. :)
kimonos_house
Apr. 5th, 2006 08:45 pm (UTC)
Yay! I know I've done well when I hear from you! :D

And I'm also curious, how did you get the shaped bubble around Squee? That's really cool. :)

Ready for a long answer? Here goes...

Using Photoshop, you put the words on one layer and the balloon on another. The steps to make a balloon are also long, so I'll be omitting them. :P On the text layer, add the layer style stroke, and make it in the same color as the balloon. Use a thicker outline, like 2 or 3 pixels. Then, on the balloon layer, use layer style stroke at 1 pixel in black. Go back to the text layer and select Layer: Merge Down. The two layers should combine, and the black outline will be added around the text.

(Phew!)
evildeadpony
Apr. 6th, 2006 12:08 am (UTC)
Awwww, Minty has a friend. :D
I like the perspective shot in panel two, and the DOOM they have planned in panel three.

I don't know if I would've got that Kimono was banging her head, though, if I hadn't read other people's responses while waiting for the image to load. :P
The joke is awesome, heheh! Poor Kimono! ;D

But she kinda looks like she's leaning against the wall listening to the sounds, although that doesn't make sense with the continuity of the story and thusly the headbanging is implied. o.O
And I have NO IDEA how you coulda done it any better, lmfao.
But, dood, the joke still rocks, so all this is just artistic brainstorming. ;)
kimonos_house
Apr. 6th, 2006 02:43 am (UTC)
Thank you!

I kept trying to figure out ways to imply the headbanging, but hit the same block as you. o_O She can't close her eyes, or put a hand on the wall and lean on it. I considered making that one panel an animated gif, but then I wasn't sure how to align it with everything else in the HTML. So I put in sound effects and hoped for the best. :P At least most people seem to have gotten it. In retrospective, I probably should have put a motion blur on her head. (This conversation is a useful exercise for me, at least!)

Sparkleworks is that one friend we all have who isn't always too bright, but is so sweet you can't hold it against her. She's the type who always ends up babysitting your kids. ~_^ In other words, a perfect companion to Minty, LOL!
musewrangler
Apr. 6th, 2006 03:14 am (UTC)
LOL! The emergence of Sparkleworks. Very nice way of introducing her into the comic and establishing her as Minty's friend. I like the change in perspective in the second panel, too -- I hope you'll continue to play around with angles like that, because they really add to the visual impact of the strip.

It took me a second to figure out that the thudding was Kimono's head (although I loved the joke once I got it -- and, as a Minty, I'm allowed an extra second or two for that, LOL). In addition to what you mentioned in your response to EDP, you could also add a few lines and stars emanating from the exact point of impact. That would make the source of the thudding even clearer. ^_^
kimonos_house
Apr. 6th, 2006 03:53 am (UTC)
Squee! :D I'm glad you liked it!

I like the change in perspective in the second panel, too -- I hope you'll continue to play around with angles like that, because they really add to the visual impact of the strip.

I plan on it. They're a little hard to pull off because I have to get under the low ceilings in the townhouse. Lots of disgarded attempts on that one! Once I saw how well it turned out, though, I knew I should do it more often.

In addition to what you mentioned in your response to EDP, you could also add a few lines and stars emanating from the exact point of impact. That would make the source of the thudding even clearer.

Ah!! That could work! Thank you! ^_^ I'll keep that in mind.

although I loved the joke once I got it -- and, as a Minty, I'm allowed an extra second or two for that, LOL

ROFL!!
spoosh
Apr. 6th, 2006 06:41 pm (UTC)
I love the squee bubble! It's neat how the bubble fits the word.

It took me a second to get the head banging punchline, but once I did I thought it was funny. It's always great when you can imply things that happened before rather than have to say them, in this case, Kimono's past head-hanging because of Minty. Wee!

I like the feel of the dialogue between Minty and Sparkleworks too, just as it was neat to see Kimono's dynamic with Fluttershy a few weeks back.

I'm going to post your comic to the TP and The Arena today, if that's ok with you :)
kimonos_house
Apr. 7th, 2006 05:32 pm (UTC)
I love the squee bubble! It's neat how the bubble fits the word.

Thanks! See my comment to wispykitty for a quick tutorial on how it's done.

I like the feel of the dialogue between Minty and Sparkleworks too, just as it was neat to see Kimono's dynamic with Fluttershy a few weeks back.

I'm wondering how often they should appear. I'm still developing their characters, but I've had some positive response to them. There are also two other characters I haven't introduced yet. I worry about having too many characters, and at what point I should cap them off. o_O

I'm going to post your comic to the TP and The Arena today, if that's ok with you :)

Thank you! I appreciate that. ^_^
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alicornmoon
Apr. 9th, 2006 01:25 am (UTC)
I just want to say that your comic makes me want to do a comic to, not that it would be as good as yours of course, since I am not good at customs :P. I'm thinking something with G1s...
kimonos_house
Apr. 9th, 2006 02:33 am (UTC)
Well, thank you! :D
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calzephyr77
Apr. 9th, 2006 01:49 pm (UTC)
Your comic is so cute :-) I love the dollhouse, it looks huge to be pony scale!
kimonos_house
Apr. 9th, 2006 10:47 pm (UTC)
Thank you! And the house is huge! It's three stories in pony scale. In actual size, it's over two feet tall and sits on its own table. o_O
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elynne
Apr. 12th, 2006 02:43 am (UTC)
*squeeee* :D
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