Jin’s face in panel 3.
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The Elder Scrolls Online gets a critique, starting with the good and ending with the bad. Aspects of the game like graphics and sound are done very well, but the quests not so much. They also talk about the level designs, the dialogue, the story, and inconsistencies.
As a whole, The Elder Scrolls could work as a very successful, elaborate online game that the gaming industry has been waiting for. Unfortunately due to details such as bad animation, lip syncing, and the other issues described above, it doesn’t quite reach the vision Michelle and Heather feel they may have had for the game.
Both of them agree, though, that through their obvious hard work, one day it will be. They empathize with how much insanity Zenimax must be dealing with right now.
VACANT OFF OF HIATUS: COMING SOON
Volume 1 of VACANT is finally coming to a close. Within the next couple weeks I will be finished, which means that the hiatus will be ending soon. I am estimating by the end of the month.
A few changes to the schedule:
One of the biggest complaints about VACANT is the schedule. The amount of people that dislike it outweighs the people that do, so, I am changing it. It is now going to update once every Tuesday. For now it’ll only be one page, but whenever I have enough pages drawn, I’ll upgrade it to two.
What does this mean for you?
If you liked the monthly update schedule, have no fear. I am still doing the monthly newsletter. SO if you want, you can keep reading the comic as you have thus far, and the newsletter will remind you to drop by the website. To sign up, go to the main website and find “subscribe” on the right menu under the comic.
Because of this new schedule, the comic is going to read a lot slower. If you’re someone who can’t wait, and want to jump ahead, Volume 1 is going to be available to buy at the store within the next couple months. The volume will have all Issue 6 in it. So, it is far more ahead than the online version.
As it gets closer to completion, I will let everyone know.
I did an interview with The Game Fanatics about my artwork. To check it out go to http://thegamefanatics.com/2014/01/29/artist-watch-heather-nunnelly
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We talk about the VACANT hiatus that’ll be ending soon. We also talk about Hayren, a.k.a. the very first shipping in the series, which Heather’s very excited about.
Then we bitch bitterly about dating and boys for 40 minutes. Heather talks about some of her pet peeves and reads some of the messages she’s received online, including a few dating profiles that she happily ran into.
Both of us also give Frozen a thumbs up even though we felt like there were a lot of storytelling issues. How we felt can easily be summed up by this video (which we mention on the podcast).
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We start off deep with Heather’s explanation for the sexually explicit, trigger warning scenes in her webcomic VACANT, yet to begin in the series.
This episode is an add-on to our last podcast, So Dainty, where we discussed gender equality and the lack of feminism growing up in the south. We answer the question, “how did you cope with it” and don’t shy away from scary aspects of our past.
This segues into a discussion about the controversial episode of Sherlock, “His Last Vow”. We talk about how Steve Moffat essentially shat on the script, wiped it off, and filmed it for the world to see. The podcast ends with us laughing maniacally and loosing our sanity due to such a repulsive, insulting excuse for entertainment.