• Sep
    • 18
    • 2014

    Wanted to post a little status update since it’s been awhile since I’ve posted anything~

    It has been a pretty busy summer for me, which I won’t get except to say I recently started a new job for one of my favorite companies in one of my favorite states. I’m loving every bit of the change, and while I’ve been too excited enjoying all the newness (and nervous about screwing something up in my first few weeks, haha) to write, I am looking forward to getting back into it once I settle in a bit more (or when I get a desk….which ever happens first). :)

     
     
  1. Still taking pics from my phone because my scanner got packed away when my place got flooded and I have yet to relocate it, haha

    Still taking pics from my phone because my scanner got packed away when my place got flooded and I have yet to relocate it, haha

     
     
  2. some androids

    some androids

     
     
  3. Anonymous said: One thing I really like about RS-MM is how Dr. Light wasn't always a stay-at-home dad and took part in a lot of the adventures.

    Nothing wrong with being a stay-at-home parent if that’s what makes you happy and it works with your family! 

    That disclaimer aside, lets mark this as a ‘RS-Dr. Light appreciation’ post. Most people will forever remember RS-Dr. Light as this guy:

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    I don’t think he’s anyones favorite character (in fact, some people admit to outright hating him!). My only problem with Dr. Light in the cartoon is that he is never given any interesting motivations or arcs other than ‘assist Mega Man’ and ‘fight Dr. Wily,’ which makes him a difficult character to get invested in. Come to think about it, he’s kinda a living plot device—it was his inventions that started the events of The Beginning, and more often then not it’s his inventions that either trigger the events of the following episodes or solve the episode. Still, I’ve always found Dr. Light the easiest to write, perhaps tied with Proto Man. 

    RS-Dr. Light’s faults are being too trusting, his sexism toward his own daughter, and most notably, being too oblivious.

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    …But he plays a valuable and role, between spot repairs for Mega Man or building the pivotal invention that saves the day. He’s well voice acted. It’s obvious that he cards deeply for his creations, and is very passionate and disciplined about his work. But one of his most admirable character traits is his direct involvement in Mega Man’s missions against Dr. Wily, which sometimes requires taxing physical activity, helping beyond what would be expected for a human of Dr. Light’s age.

    There’s this:

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    and this:

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    and this:

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    and this (though I realize this isn’t exactly a positive shot unless you really hate RS-Roll (neither is the last shot for that matter…oh well)):

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    Let’s not forget when he overrode the U.N.’s decision to surrender to Dr. Wily:

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    So there’s something to be said for RS-Mega Man’s absent minded creator, even if he did create the annoying RS-counterparts for Rush and Eddie. :)

     
     
  4. Anonymous said: Holy shit you are amazing!!!!!! I love your writing style and your take on the cartoon, it's just so neat and well put together. And the fact that you add two new organizations (the syndicate and the r.i.p) is awesome! But I've been wondering where did you get the idea for them?

    Thank you very much, and thank you for reading. :)

    In an ideal world, someday I’ll do a masterpost to list all my various influences in a more crediting fashion other than dropping ‘Futurama, Marvel/DC Comic universes, 90s, Neo-Noir, Futurama again, whatever I find interesting’. 

    So, as for influence for the Syndicate—Batman. Definitely Batman.

    The Syndicate has been around since early concepts for Mega Man Recut. The idea that first sparked my imagination came while watching Batman Begins at a co-worker’s movie night. I’ve said before that Elec Man is partially based on Cillian Murphy’s performance as Scarecrow.

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    Something about that suit, cold eyes, calm demeanor, and arrogance while acting as a mouthpiece for something much larger and sinister had wrangled control over a city through fear, secrecy, and cunning really got the ideas going. From a literary side, it fit in well with the universe as a foil for Dr. Wily and the Bad-bots. Though Elec Man is not the Scarecrow and the Syndicate is not the League of Shadows, that influence is what took me down that road. The Batman universe has always had its gangsters, and gangsters make everything awesome. 

    R.I.P. doesn’t have a specific influence, if any at all. I can liken them to Justice League in that they are an international team of heroes with super powers dedicated to protecting the world, but I can’t really claim that as an influence because my interest in Justice League growing up was sporadic at best.

    As I’ve said a long time ago, R.I.P. was a later addition to Recut’s canon, and one that I was still developing through Bot Transfer. I was always a bit bothered how America-centric the Ruby-Spears Mega Man universe is—not that America isn’t great! But I thought it weird that other countries wouldn’t build heroes of their own to help defend the earth. Plus, I’ve always LOVED the idea of good Robot Masters, whether it be in the games, manga, comics, or other fanfiction.

    Anyway, a subplot while planning Bot Transfer arose: Mega Man keeps running into a mysterious man, grows increasingly paranoid that this man is an enemy through many ironic/farcical circumstances, only for it to be revealed later for that man to be a foreign agent. 

    One of the happiest parts about incorporating R.I.P. was giving Duo and Ra Thor a part in the Recut universe. Duo was unlikely to appear in Mega Man Recut because I simply did not have a good idea for him. R.I.P. became my good idea. Adding R.I.P. and the aliens helped tie up and round out the series in so many ways. (link to relevant post here.)

    Including R.I.P. also made the Syndicate more sinister, as revealed in The Mega Man in the Moon, part 5that they’ve been changing legislation under the table to prevent R.I.P. from entering America (and therefore protecting themselves from unwelcome investigation).

     
     
  5. Haha, well, normally I love to answer questions, though in this case answering any of those story-related questions would fall into major spoilers—but, without giving anything away, I can address the following:
There is a link at the top of this page, ‘ask me a question and I will blog an answer’ for anyone to ask a question as either a tumblr user or an anonymous entity. Answering questions gives me more to blog about, so ask away!
Tango has not appeared previously in Mega Man Recut. 
Like any criminal organization, the Syndicate prefers to operate in secrecy. Revealing their presence to the law-abiding world would be detrimental to them (in other words, they are not planning a ‘hail hydra’-esque moment where all hell breaks lose). As of now, most of the good guys, including Mega Man, Roll, and Dr. Light, have no idea that such a robot mob exists. …That’s as much as I will say about that.
Roll, Proto, and Rock have a complicated relationship with one another. Whether family ties to one another are strong enough to get and/or keep them together or break them apart is a dynamic that will constantly be tested.

    Haha, well, normally I love to answer questions, though in this case answering any of those story-related questions would fall into major spoilers—but, without giving anything away, I can address the following:

    There is a link at the top of this page, ‘ask me a question and I will blog an answer’ for anyone to ask a question as either a tumblr user or an anonymous entity. Answering questions gives me more to blog about, so ask away!

    Tango has not appeared previously in Mega Man Recut. 

    Like any criminal organization, the Syndicate prefers to operate in secrecy. Revealing their presence to the law-abiding world would be detrimental to them (in other words, they are not planning a ‘hail hydra’-esque moment where all hell breaks lose). As of now, most of the good guys, including Mega Man, Roll, and Dr. Light, have no idea that such a robot mob exists. …That’s as much as I will say about that.

    Roll, Proto, and Rock have a complicated relationship with one another. Whether family ties to one another are strong enough to get and/or keep them together or break them apart is a dynamic that will constantly be tested.

     
     
  6. design-escape:

    once upon a time I said that whenever you finished Recut I would go to one of those self-publishing websites and get myself copies of seasons as books

    I did not lie

    (and also i couldnt wait for all of them to be done i had to have a Recut book already)

    http://i.imgur.com/kflAkRx.jpg

    It’s 581 pages of text in either 7 or 8 point font, i forget, and heavy as a dictionary and i am very happy with it (i really hope you do not mind that i did this and if you do then Large Apologies)

    /flops off into the distance

    Wow, that’s seriously awesome and very much makes my day (seeing something I wrote in print, getting the chills, haha)~ Thanks for sharing! I do not remember such an account from you nor would have I ever thought you would be serious. XD That looks great, really like the cover! Ah, Mega Pinocchio. Good times.

    :D :D :D 

     

     
     
  7. Anonymous said: So I read somewhere a while back that Bass will be making an appearance in season 3, will you be paring Roll and him together or will it be a wait and see kinda thing?

    Haha, a ‘pairing’ question, that’s so cute.

    Anything to do with season 3 will generally fall into the ‘wait and see’ category, because there will be definitely be some development between now and the end of season 2 as there was between The Beginning and season 2. Right now, we know Roll is curious about love, but hasn’t been very serious about any of her potential ‘partners,’ at least yet. We also know she hates Wily and everything to do with him, especially his bots. We don’t know anything about Recut Bass yet (Well, I do, of course—but I’m keeping his character under wraps). Maybe there will be a mutual spark of kindred spirits between him and Roll, or a bitter hatred stemming from his game-counterparts hellbent quest to kill her brother, or maybe they’re paths won’t cross at all. It’d all depend on what kind of person he turns out to be, where that character goes, and whether he’s ally, enemy, or other.

    As far as the future of Roll’s ‘love life’ goes and as much as I can tease—maybe she has to wait until season 3, or maybe she’ll find someone in season 2. There is at least one other robot we’ve already met that is interested in her, though his chances are as slim as a snowball in hell of ever attracting her mutual affections. You’ll have to see, there are always a lot of possibilities between characters we’ve met and characters we’ve yet to meet. There’s also nothing saying that Roll’s going to end up with anyone either—she’s always been independent, and maybe she’s fine out she’s not really all that interested in finding love after all. Plus it doesn’t help she’s got an older brother with a plasma cannon and a massive criminal record who’s going to make it difficult for anyone going after his little sister. ;)

     
     
  8. So I write Roll to be at odds/hate Proto in Mega Man Recut (much like her canon counterpart does in the cartoon) but I actually think if things had gone differently in Season 0, she’d have a much closer relationship with her brother, as both of them share being free-spirted and rebellious at heart, much to Rock’s and Dr. Light’s anxiety.
Maybe when she learns the truth about his origins that will change. :)

    So I write Roll to be at odds/hate Proto in Mega Man Recut (much like her canon counterpart does in the cartoon) but I actually think if things had gone differently in Season 0, she’d have a much closer relationship with her brother, as both of them share being free-spirted and rebellious at heart, much to Rock’s and Dr. Light’s anxiety.

    Maybe when she learns the truth about his origins that will change. :)

     
     
  9. Proof RS-Proto Man has eyes behind the visor?

    Proof RS-Proto Man has eyes behind the visor?

     
     
  10. 06/03/94

    06/03/94

     
     
  11. Quick sketch before I head out tonight~

    Quick sketch before I head out tonight~

     
     
  12. Sketches of Recut Top Man. I’ve drawn him before, this is my second attempt with some modifications, but he’s still not an easy character to draw. Feeling a little rusty. :/

    Sketches of Recut Top Man. I’ve drawn him before, this is my second attempt with some modifications, but he’s still not an easy character to draw. Feeling a little rusty. :/

     
     
  13. Roll on her first (and last?) day of class

    Roll on her first (and last?) day of class