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SLP pages 134-143 [Apr. 19th, 2009|12:52 am]
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Here are a bunch of pages that I've neglected to post here. There are still some continuity things I need to go back and fix, but there you have it!












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[User Picture]From: chamonkee
2009-04-19 10:52 am (UTC)

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Wow you keep blowing me out of the park with these pages
[User Picture]From: bencosta
2009-04-26 06:37 am (UTC)

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Thanks, man. I haven't said anything before, but your coloring is really, really awesome these days.
[User Picture]From: chamonkee
2009-04-26 08:40 am (UTC)

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Thanks :)I cheat and play with colour balance a lot.
[User Picture]From: lula_vampiro
2009-04-19 01:47 pm (UTC)

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So I love your comic and stuff because of all the things that make it good frreal like art and story and characters but you know what always gets me? On every single page?

YOU LEAVE THE TONES ON THE PĪN YĪN <3 <3 <3 <3 <3333333333

k done. >>
[User Picture]From: bencosta
2009-04-19 06:22 pm (UTC)

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IS THAT BAD!!?? Enlighten me.
[User Picture]From: lula_vampiro
2009-04-20 02:47 pm (UTC)

Not if you ask me

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but to be fair, it depends who you ask. According to almost every widely accepted style manual, Mandarin Chinese should be transliterated into English in pīn yīn minus tone markers. I disagree with that standard, since tones are technically and integrally part of pīn yīn. Personally, as a beginning Mandarin student, I find tone markers really useful when I'm reading transliterated Mandarin, since I don't know enough vocabulary to determine tones and hànzì from context, so it's quicker to look up unfamiliar terms if I know the tones. So if I wrote the style manual, I'd require tones on pīn yīn, because at the end of the day … they don't hurt, they can only help, so why not?

While we're on this subject: do you know what a grass mud horse is? =)
[User Picture]From: bencosta
2009-04-20 05:32 pm (UTC)

Re: Not if you ask me

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I had to look it up. Now I do! The English language will never hold those kind of connotations.

At first I thought it was going to be something like a Dirty Sanchez.
[User Picture]From: mercurysblood
2009-04-20 04:54 pm (UTC)

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I thought lula was suggesting it is GOOD that you do leave the tone marks (according to all that heart symbols). I appreciate it too.

For you it is not too hard to add pinyin mark by hand, but computer input would be more "tedious", and impossible without Unicode-supported software.
[User Picture]From: mybodymycoffin
2009-04-20 05:17 pm (UTC)

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Oh, I also thought lula was saying it was bad. D:

I was gonna say, "o no you di'inn!" *finger wag and head bob*

haha, 'cause, pinyin is good!
[User Picture]From: bencosta
2009-04-20 05:28 pm (UTC)

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Yeah, sorry. I thought you were saying it was bad. I think it was structured sort of that way, like: I *like* these things, BUT... And then I mistook the hearts for an attempt at lessening the blow.

I didn't even know that not including the tones is the widely accepted style. Because like you I would have no idea where to start without them.
[User Picture]From: mybodymycoffin
2009-04-19 02:22 pm (UTC)

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YAY new page! :D
[User Picture]From: fearlessfosdick
2009-04-21 04:34 pm (UTC)

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This is gorgeous work man! I love how you get so much emotion out of the situation. Your pacing is really strong. I like the simplified face on Pang as well. Very unusual.
[User Picture]From: bencosta
2009-04-26 06:32 am (UTC)

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Thank you!!!
From: (Anonymous)
2009-08-26 04:19 pm (UTC)

Table mate!

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Hey Ben,
I just looked up your comic via your name from the APE Exhibitor portal - just wanted to say 'hey' since you're the other half of table 134! Looking forward to sellin' comics next to you in October!
~Amelia
(www.sketchfervor.com)
[User Picture]From: bencosta
2009-08-27 04:33 am (UTC)

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Cool! Thanks for the friendly hello. I'll see you in October!