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Title: Pulse Returns
Post by: Lightfoot on September 02, 2010, 06:41:17 AM
At least to some degree.  If you didn't know, I'm starting over the series and attempting something a little more moderated.  It'll still update on Thursdays but it's black and white.

http://pulse.comicdish.com/ (http://pulse.comicdish.com/)

It'll also be posted on my DA page for at least the first year or so.  I'm trying to point the pages at webcomiclist and onlinecomics.net to the new page, but they've gotten so slow over the years.  It takes ages for each page to load.

I took down the SOA site just a few minutes ago.  I couldn't completely delete the forum, and ended up sort of breaking it accidently.  It now says "forbidden" when trying to visit the forum directory (not what I planned exactly).

I am posting about this first update here, but unlike the old comics, I doubt it's appropriate to post about every update here.  I will post about this here again at the point where Annie grows physically in the comic (it happens all at once, but it's a fair way into the comic from here).
Title: Re: Pulse Returns
Post by: Shara on September 02, 2010, 01:40:41 PM
yay  ;D
Title: Re: Pulse Returns
Post by: MaxBigfoot on September 04, 2010, 11:00:38 PM
Bookmarked!   :D
Title: Re: Pulse Returns
Post by: Lightfoot on March 10, 2011, 07:20:55 AM
It's finally to the point where Annie grows, after 28 pages.

Unlike my original plan, I have warn you that there isn't a scene showing the process of her growth.  It happens while she's asleep.  I sort of went with the surprise method, although I'm not sure there's anyone reading it that didn't already read the original.
Title: Re: Pulse Returns
Post by: Q_BE on March 11, 2011, 05:48:26 AM
This is a cool comic. I assume there is a purpose to her "changes"? ;)

And will we ever figure out why "IT" came?

Q-"Hooked"-BE :P
Title: Re: Pulse Returns
Post by: Lightfoot on March 14, 2011, 08:08:25 AM
Thanks for your readership.

I don't know if there is a purpose for her changes, but I intend to have a explanation eventually about why she changed.  I did have a reason in mind, but I'm reconsidering due to some recent comments.  ...Some of the options would sort of give a purpose I guess.  Maybe even just that her body didn't have enough mass to contain the new charge, so it grew, and out was easier than up.  Tabitha is much larger overall, so it wasn't a problem for her.

I believe I've decided on the backstory for "IT", but it'll take a while, possibly even something that'll wait until I'm nearing the end.  It at least requires seeing the previous event from the point of view from both Charlotte and The Silver Dragon.
Title: Re: Pulse Returns
Post by: Shara on April 06, 2011, 02:52:23 AM
it says bizaare on page 10

otherwise, love the reimagining, improved drawing style, elaborated and MUCH MORE clear story.
Title: Re: Pulse Returns
Post by: Lightfoot on April 06, 2011, 12:09:06 PM
it says bizaare on page 10

otherwise, love the reimagining, improved drawing style, elaborated and MUCH MORE clear story.
I thought I spellchecked, but I guess I was wrong.  I also have to edit Tabitha's neck in the second panel of page 22, there aren't lines across the neck of her suit.

Thanks a lot, I'm glad you like the comic so far.  12 years (and having made the comic once) probably makes a difference.  With the original I always felt I was having to explain away or smooth out mistakes from early in the story.
Title: Re: Pulse Returns
Post by: Shara on April 06, 2011, 12:27:38 PM
nope, definite improvement, Pulse was always my 2nd fav story of yours anyway; always been keen on the superhero thing
Title: Re: Pulse Returns
Post by: YamatoChan on April 23, 2011, 11:46:13 AM
I love your drawing style, it's so your own unique thing and it returns in all your work. It makes it extra special :D
Title: Re: Pulse Returns
Post by: MunchWolf on November 16, 2011, 10:40:03 AM
How did I miss this? 

-Munch "noticed Pulse showing up in ads of various webcomics" Wolf
Title: Re: Pulse Returns
Post by: Lightfoot on November 16, 2011, 01:56:03 PM
How did I miss this?  

-Munch "noticed Pulse showing up in ads of various webcomics" Wolf

Welcome!  At least there's almost 60 pages you can read without waiting for updates.  Maybe I haven't promoted it enough?

Yeah, I put up an ad box about 11 months ago and recently decided to start using the $17.50 earned to promote the comic.  Maybe because of the few months lapse between this and the end of the SOA, I figure there are either a lot of old readers who either don't want to read the new Pulse, or don't know about it.  This new comic is still way below half of the SOA readership.
Title: Re: Pulse Returns
Post by: MunchWolf on November 16, 2011, 10:35:46 PM
I wasn't even aware of it ...

-Munch "but then I don't frequent the updates forum much" Wolf
Title: Re: Pulse Returns
Post by: Lightfoot on November 17, 2011, 01:16:28 PM
Well, I'm glad you are interested.  Just added a new page a few minutes ago.

...I'll reconsider mentioning it in the comics & cartoons thread in the general area, and maybe at the Process forums.  I guess I've been too quiet about it.
Title: Re: Pulse Returns
Post by: Lightfoot on January 12, 2012, 02:05:32 AM
I've been reconsidering if I should post about comic updates here.  There are still a trickle of visitors coming from this and other of my posts on the forum.  I always knew that a lot of traffic came from my mentioning updates here, but I thought many would just visit automatically if I stopped, but that might not have been true.  Also I might have switched sites without enough notice, and I seem to hear from people every once in a while who are surprised that I continued making comics.  Traffic is way down compared to the (low traffic itself) old site even considering the change in content, so I thought I'd do some of the things that helped in the past.

I stopped posting about updates because while I thought that the new comic would be considered a big-bust comic, that it might not have enough BE to be considered a BE comic.  If only items that include BE at that moment should be mentioned here, that I had potentially abused that policy often in the past.  Either with updates that included only pictures, or updates of comics that never included BE.  And that there were no other comic authors posting about updates to their comics.

I doubt I'll get approval (but you never know), but I guess I'm mentioning this for a chance for objections.  Assuming I do post about a update each week, I'm not certain if just adding to this thread would be better, or a new thread for each update.  Other forums where I once posted about updates wanted it all into one thread, previously here it was requested that each update be a different thread.
Title: Re: Pulse Returns
Post by: rtpoe on January 12, 2012, 04:41:29 AM
I check in on your DA gallery quite often, so for me update announcements here aren't really necessary. Nonetheless, I think just adding to this thread is the way to go.
Title: Re: Pulse Returns
Post by: Lightfoot on January 12, 2012, 06:25:28 AM
Well I'll see how this goes, and change or stop if needed.

Update today, page 67 "Northern Exposure":
http://pulse.comicdish.com/ (http://pulse.comicdish.com/)

Here's a preview-
Title: Pulse: January 19, 2012
Post by: Lightfoot on January 19, 2012, 08:12:28 AM
Update today, page 68 "Sweet Lies":
http://pulse.comicdish.com/ (http://pulse.comicdish.com/)

I tried to use a smaller preview (300x300), but if it's smaller it just shows as a small thumbnail instead of the full-size picture.
Title: Re: Pulse Returns
Post by: Lightfoot on January 26, 2012, 06:57:59 AM
Update today, page 69 "Adjustments":
http://pulse.comicdish.com/ (http://pulse.comicdish.com/)

I'm not sure that my posts here need a picture from the page I'm posting about, but it's kind of fun.
Title: Re: Pulse Returns, #70
Post by: Lightfoot on February 02, 2012, 05:23:37 AM
Update today, page 70 "Too Soon":
http://pulse.comicdish.com/ (http://pulse.comicdish.com/)

Any guess on what Annie's measurements might be?  She's about 5' 3".  I'd (maybe incorrectly) estimate somewhere in the (wide) range of hips about 35"-36", waist 22"-24", underbust maybe 34", bust 40"-50", bra cups somewhere in the "I" or "J" range?
Title: Re: Pulse Returns, #71
Post by: Lightfoot on February 09, 2012, 07:02:22 AM
Update today, page 71 "Punishment":
http://pulse.comicdish.com/ (http://pulse.comicdish.com/)
Title: Re: Pulse Returns, #72
Post by: Lightfoot on February 16, 2012, 07:46:25 AM
Update today, page 72 "What She Does in Private":
http://pulse.comicdish.com/

I thought I should end with her having a more positive option of her new body.  Although maybe she should be smiling a little in that last panel.
Title: Re: Pulse Returns, #73
Post by: Lightfoot on February 23, 2012, 01:00:25 PM
Update today, page 73 "The Fixer":
http://pulse.comicdish.com/ (http://pulse.comicdish.com/)

Start of chapter 6.
Title: Re: Pulse Returns, #74
Post by: Lightfoot on March 01, 2012, 05:11:47 AM
Update today, page 74 "You Can't Always Get What You Want":
http://pulse.comicdish.com/ (http://pulse.comicdish.com/)
Title: Re: Pulse Returns, #70
Post by: Shara on March 01, 2012, 01:52:45 PM
Update today, page 70 "Too Soon":
http://pulse.comicdish.com/ (http://pulse.comicdish.com/)

Any guess on what Annie's measurements might be?  She's about 5' 3".  I'd (maybe incorrectly) estimate somewhere in the (wide) range of hips about 35"-36", waist 22"-24", underbust maybe 34", bust 40"-50", bra cups somewhere in the "I" or "J" range?

well in the preview picture, she has about the length of her head of cleavage sticking out, thing is, it looks pushed up. if it isn't you're looking at about 8 inches of bust, putting her at a 42" bust or H-cups
Title: Re: Pulse Returns
Post by: Lightfoot on March 03, 2012, 02:17:57 AM
well in the preview picture, she has about the length of her head of cleavage sticking out, thing is, it looks pushed up. if it isn't you're looking at about 8 inches of bust, putting her at a 42" bust or H-cups

The shot is sort of looking up at her from slightly below, like a worms-eye view maybe.  But if her bust is being pushed up is probably open to interpretation.  Her breasts are about 3/4ths the size of her head (and because it's not a common size for me there is probably more variation than normal).  But I wanted to make her small enough that I could move her up to head-sized without going into another range if I ever wanted her to grow a little more.  And also she has kind of a unique size compared to other characters I've drawn which is kind of nice.

An opinion (so detailed that I felt like I had to include) from DA was:

Quote
She looks very similar to a slimmer leanne crowe (44-30-38 = 34k, 5'7). Definitely perkier and fuller than Anya sakova (40-25-36 =32G, 5'5) but also has more hips and a bigger butt than Anya. I'm guessing she's got a 30" band, and I am guessing Aonar is right because a smaller band and same cup as Anya would look proportionally bigger.

So, running numbers from those, I'd throw out:
30g,-26-37 = 38-26-37

Most extreme (if she's thinner than I estimated above) I'd say 28h-25-36 = 37-25-36.

Not claiming any expertise, just guessing.

Although I like your estimate better  ;D  The average guess was "G", with one "H", and one "F" I think.  I thought the result would be higher, but I probably didn't consider before that I'm comparing her to models who are much taller.  I'm kind of happy/satisfied with the hips estimate, I've tried to make her more shapely over the years (she started out almost straight up and down physically).  A 5' 3" asian with 37 inch hips would probably be pretty impressive.

Maybe I should split the difference between 42" and 38"?
Title: Re: Pulse Returns, #75
Post by: Lightfoot on March 08, 2012, 08:38:33 AM
Update today, page 75 "That First Step":
http://pulse.comicdish.com/ (http://pulse.comicdish.com/)
Title: Re: Pulse Returns, #76
Post by: Lightfoot on March 15, 2012, 11:30:01 AM
Update today, page 76 "Fly or Die"
http://pulse.comicdish.com/ (http://pulse.comicdish.com/)

Recently I've started hearing that some percentage of people were having trouble telling the characters apart, although others disagree.  My first solution is to add color (something that has been requested anyway), although only flat non-shaded colors at the moment.  I'm also going to consider if I need to alter some of the characters who have appeared less so far (Lucy, Mira+Arim).
Title: Re: Pulse Returns
Post by: rtpoe on March 16, 2012, 02:00:49 AM
A little "flat" color like that is perfect! The cherry atop the sundae, as it were.
Title: Re: Pulse Returns
Post by: Lightfoot on March 16, 2012, 06:38:15 AM
A little "flat" color like that is perfect! The cherry atop the sundae, as it were.

Thanks.  I'm still debating if I should stick with flat colors or try to go with shaded colors (which would take a lot longer to make each page).  A couple of people complained about the change, preferring B&W, but I guess I've had mixed feelings as well.  Each option has it's own strengths.
Title: Re: Pulse Returns
Post by: number3fac on March 16, 2012, 07:11:45 AM
I'm on board with the "flat" colors!  More than that isn't really necessary, unless you're really gung-ho about it.

I've been meaning to weigh in on the new Pulse (not that my opinion should matter to you), but in short: lovin' it!  The old one was enjoyable, but I felt a little lost at several points in the story, like I missed pieces here and there (which I might have--I didn't visit your old site as regularly); the new version has incorporated backstory/exposition effectively while keeping the narrative streamlined.  Which is my long-winded way of saying that I used to get confused by the previous iteration of Pulse, but not at all with this one.  So...great job, and keep up the good work!   :D
Title: Re: Pulse Returns
Post by: Palomine on March 16, 2012, 04:40:47 PM
I'm on board with the "flat" colors!  More than that isn't really necessary, unless you're really gung-ho about it.

I agree... the flat fields of color suit the strong, linear style of the artwork well. :)
Title: Re: Pulse Returns
Post by: Lightfoot on March 18, 2012, 11:10:41 AM
number3fac:
Thanks.  I did though end up adding shading to the colors, hopefully I'll be able to keep up, or worst case there will just be pages with flat colors (that I'll have to go back and finish at some point).  My reasoning was that I couldn't think of a good plan for the older pages.  If I do back and color them, I'd either have to remove the shading, or have shading only up until a point.

I'm glad you are liking the story so far.  There's probably an advantage to doing the same thing twice, but I really tried to have a plan in advance and to introduce ideas or people more slowly.  Before when I was switching between comics (and there was sometimes years between chapters of one series or another), I always felt like I had to make up for the long absence by having the story move really quickly.  This time, I also tried to simplify the backstories or purpose of everyone else but Annie, or have her more connected to everyone.  A complaint in the original was that the story often seemed side-tracked by non-Annie elements.

I welcome suggestions, opinions, or feedback from anyone.  There might be an interesting idea, a problem that I haven't noticed, or a request that'll fit in to the story.  Grace was a request from Prophet Tenebrae for a goth.  Mira and Arim were a request from Varchild for female enemies.  A more recent request from Tenebrae was Annie trying on one of her old bras.  It'll probably come up in the next chapter or the one after, in a scene that I had already planned where Annie and Lucy are going through Annie's old clothes (and deciding what she can still wear).  It'll also make the checkered bikini canon, as it's probably among the things she had but can't wear anymore.


Palomine:
Based on feedback (and a poll I had on DA), people do seem to prefer flat colors to shaded B&W.  Although two people at ComicFury (a place also I post the comic) complained, preferring B&W.
Title: Re: Pulse Returns, #77
Post by: Lightfoot on March 23, 2012, 06:12:20 AM
Update today, page 77 "Bay & 5th"
http://pulse.comicdish.com/ (http://pulse.comicdish.com/)
Title: Re: Pulse Returns, #78
Post by: Lightfoot on March 30, 2012, 12:06:45 PM
Update today, page 78 "Spider-Filled Past"
http://pulse.comicdish.com/ (http://pulse.comicdish.com/)

ComicDish has been in the process of moving to a new host for over a week, and the site has been going off and on.  I suspect that'll keep happening until it's complete.
Title: Re: Pulse Returns, #79
Post by: Lightfoot on April 05, 2012, 12:11:18 PM
Update today, page 79 "Warmth"
http://pulse.comicdish.com/ (http://pulse.comicdish.com/)

I'm not sure if she should be saying something in the last two panels or not.  I thought she would just be stunned.
Title: Re: Pulse Returns, #80
Post by: Lightfoot on April 12, 2012, 12:35:12 AM
Update today, page 80 "Ice Cold"
http://pulse.comicdish.com/ (http://pulse.comicdish.com/)

A little early.  Comic Dish finished the move, but it seems like the server is now set to a different time zone.  I meant to have it post the update at midnight, but it updated at 8:00pm instead.

Also, the site has been overhauled.  It's now very blue instead of gray, and there are (incomplete) art and gift art sections (including some amount of Pulse v1 items).
Title: Re: Pulse Returns, #81
Post by: Lightfoot on April 19, 2012, 07:37:38 AM
Update today, page 81 "Defrost"
http://pulse.comicdish.com/ (http://pulse.comicdish.com/)
Title: Re: Pulse Returns, #82
Post by: Lightfoot on April 26, 2012, 09:48:39 AM
Update today, page 82 "Too Hot to Handle"
http://pulse.comicdish.com/ (http://pulse.comicdish.com/)
Title: Re: Pulse Returns, #83
Post by: Lightfoot on May 03, 2012, 05:29:40 AM
Update today, page 83 "Zero Crashes"
http://pulse.comicdish.com/ (http://pulse.comicdish.com/)
Title: Re: Pulse Returns, #84
Post by: Lightfoot on May 10, 2012, 07:48:56 AM
Update today, page 84 "Fingers and Toes"
http://pulse.comicdish.com/ (http://pulse.comicdish.com/)

...Three more pages and this'll be longer than The Adept I think.
Title: Re: Pulse Returns, #85
Post by: Lightfoot on May 17, 2012, 10:43:09 AM
Update today, page 85 "Compromised"
http://pulse.comicdish.com/ (http://pulse.comicdish.com/)

Last page of chapter six.
Title: Re: Pulse Returns
Post by: TheZookie007 on May 23, 2012, 11:53:18 PM
A 5' 3" asian with 37 inch hips would probably be pretty impressive.

"Probably"? :D :)

Keep up the excellent work, Lightfoot!
Title: Re: Pulse Returns, #86
Post by: Lightfoot on May 24, 2012, 04:54:52 AM
"Probably"? :D :)

Keep up the excellent work, Lightfoot!

Well, I owe a picture on DA of her with hips and butt more proportionate to her chest, a common request.  Thanks, I'm glad people like it so far.

Update today, page 86 "Ups and Downs"
http://pulse.comicdish.com/ (http://pulse.comicdish.com/)

Title: Re: Pulse Returns, #87
Post by: Lightfoot on May 31, 2012, 08:08:31 AM
Update today, page 87 "The Man with the Mechanical Spies"
http://pulse.comicdish.com/ (http://pulse.comicdish.com/)

Title: Re: Pulse Returns, #88
Post by: Lightfoot on June 07, 2012, 05:49:04 AM
Update today, page 88 "Stranger Every Day"
http://pulse.comicdish.com/ (http://pulse.comicdish.com/)

The start of some redesigns of at least the women (maybe including Thomas), here's redesigned Lucy here, and Annie on next week's page.  In the "art" section of the site you can see the likely options for Annie and Grace.  I haven't completed alterations for anyone else yet, but hopefully I'll be able to stay ahead of their appearances.  Nigel also looks a little different than in the older Pulse comics.

This version of Pulse now is longer Than the Adept.  The next milestone would be PeEVEed which was 106 pages.
Title: Re: Pulse Returns, #89
Post by: Lightfoot on June 14, 2012, 10:18:39 AM
Update today, page 89 "Thunder-Punch"
http://pulse.comicdish.com/ (http://pulse.comicdish.com/)

First page of the Annie redesign.  Her hair is a little darker, but it's not obvious here.  She spends the page with a sort of brown dirt layer over her.
Title: Re: Pulse Returns
Post by: rtpoe on June 15, 2012, 01:57:19 AM
Nice to see an African-American character in addition to all the Asian and Caucasian ones...
Title: Re: Pulse Returns
Post by: Lightfoot on June 15, 2012, 09:02:04 AM
Nice to see an African-American character in addition to all the Asian and Caucasian ones...

Dr. Mae is African-American, and her tall college-age daughter Charlotte.
Title: Re: Pulse Returns, #90
Post by: Lightfoot on June 21, 2012, 05:31:12 AM
Update today, page 90 "What Becomes Dirty"
http://pulse.comicdish.com/ (http://pulse.comicdish.com/)

Not totally happy with this page.  I might mess with it more.
Title: Re: Pulse Returns, #91
Post by: Lightfoot on June 28, 2012, 04:55:56 AM
Update today, page 91 "Inside Out"
http://pulse.comicdish.com/ (http://pulse.comicdish.com/)
Title: Re: Pulse Returns
Post by: Lightfoot on July 01, 2012, 08:25:10 PM
Power outage has me writing this on a laptop where I don't have access to the preview thumbnail I've made, but special mid-week pinup update today-

Checkered Bikini 2012-
http://pulse.comicdish.com/ (http://pulse.comicdish.com/)
Title: Re: Pulse Returns
Post by: Lightfoot on July 05, 2012, 08:19:20 AM
I don't mean to bump the thread over this, but no page this week.  The power went off the day after update day last week, and came back on about two hours before update time this week.  I just drew a sketch and wrote a comment about what happened.  Unless it happens again this Friday, there should be a page next week.
Title: Re: Pulse Returns, #92
Post by: Lightfoot on July 13, 2012, 05:42:46 AM
Update today, page 92 "Miles of Material"
http://pulse.comicdish.com/ (http://pulse.comicdish.com/)

A day late I guess.
Title: Re: Pulse Returns, #93
Post by: Lightfoot on July 20, 2012, 12:20:25 AM
Update today, page 93 "What Shouldn't Be"
http://pulse.comicdish.com/ (http://pulse.comicdish.com/)
Title: Re: Pulse Returns, #94
Post by: Lightfoot on July 26, 2012, 05:41:39 AM
Update today, page 94 "Spanked"
http://pulse.comicdish.com/
Title: Re: Pulse Returns, #95
Post by: Lightfoot on August 02, 2012, 08:09:09 AM
Update today, page 95 "Popsicles"
http://pulse.comicdish.com/ (http://pulse.comicdish.com/)
Title: Re: Pulse Returns
Post by: Lightfoot on August 09, 2012, 09:32:10 AM
Update today, page 96 "Robbins"
http://pulse.comicdish.com/ (http://pulse.comicdish.com/)
Title: Re: Pulse Returns, #97
Post by: Lightfoot on August 16, 2012, 01:14:01 PM
Update today, page 97 "Mind-Boggles"
http://pulse.comicdish.com/ (http://pulse.comicdish.com/)
Title: Re: Pulse Returns, #98
Post by: Lightfoot on August 23, 2012, 04:10:56 AM
Update today, page 98 "The Greater Form"
http://pulse.comicdish.com/ (http://pulse.comicdish.com/)
Title: Re: Pulse Returns, #99
Post by: Lightfoot on August 30, 2012, 06:42:22 AM
Update today, page 99 "The Others"
http://pulse.comicdish.com/ (http://pulse.comicdish.com/)

No shading on the page yet, I'll have to shade it and update the page on the site during the day.  100th page next week.
Title: Re: Pulse, #100
Post by: Lightfoot on September 06, 2012, 04:02:53 AM
Update today, page 100 "**82**"
http://pulse.comicdish.com/ (http://pulse.comicdish.com/)
Title: Re: Pulse, #101
Post by: Lightfoot on September 13, 2012, 04:09:25 AM
Update today, page 101 "Changes Over Time"
http://pulse.comicdish.com/ (http://pulse.comicdish.com/)

The start of chapter 8 "Double-Trouble".
Title: Re: Pulse, #102
Post by: Lightfoot on September 21, 2012, 08:13:03 AM
A day late.

Update today, page 102 "Boob Jokes"
http://pulse.comicdish.com/ (http://pulse.comicdish.com/)
Title: Pulse #103
Post by: Lightfoot on September 27, 2012, 08:15:20 AM
Update today, page 103 "Risks"
http://pulse.comicdish.com/ (http://pulse.comicdish.com/)

No shading yet.

Title: Re: Pulse Returns
Post by: Lightfoot on October 04, 2012, 11:04:00 AM
Update today, page 104 "The Musical"
http://pulse.comicdish.com/ (http://pulse.comicdish.com/)

...I swear, there's actually singing.
Title: Re: Pulse #105
Post by: Lightfoot on October 11, 2012, 10:49:51 AM
Update today, page 105 "Unbalanced"
http://pulse.comicdish.com/ (http://pulse.comicdish.com/)
Title: Re: Pulse #106
Post by: Lightfoot on October 19, 2012, 09:39:30 AM
Update today, page 106 "Two of a Kind"
http://pulse.comicdish.com/ (http://pulse.comicdish.com/)

A day late.
Title: Re: Pulse Returns
Post by: rtpoe on October 20, 2012, 03:50:09 AM
Just had a crazy idea to write a story based solely on these 'fragments' of your illustrations... I'm sure it would be a totally different tale!
Title: Re: Pulse Returns
Post by: Lightfoot on October 20, 2012, 05:11:02 AM
Just had a crazy idea to write a story based solely on these 'fragments' of your illustrations... I'm sure it would be a totally different tale!

That could be pretty cool.
Title: Re: Pulse #107
Post by: Lightfoot on October 25, 2012, 10:47:36 AM
Update today, page 107 "Seeing is Believing"
http://pulse.comicdish.com/ (http://pulse.comicdish.com/)

This page was brought to you by the colors green, yellow, and brown.
Title: Re: Pulse #108
Post by: Lightfoot on November 01, 2012, 08:42:10 AM
Update today, page 108 "What Not to Say"
http://pulse.comicdish.com/ (http://pulse.comicdish.com/)
Title: Pulse #109
Post by: Lightfoot on November 09, 2012, 07:51:39 AM
Update today, page 109 "The Universal Greeting"
http://pulse.comicdish.com/ (http://pulse.comicdish.com/)

Internet problems prevented me from uploading this yesterday.
Title: Pulse #110
Post by: Lightfoot on December 01, 2012, 02:10:34 AM
Update today, page 110 "Fixed"
http://pulse.comicdish.com/ (http://pulse.comicdish.com/)

Updates will probably be rocky the next week or two.
Title: Re: Pulse #111
Post by: Lightfoot on December 20, 2012, 07:12:13 AM
Update today, page 111 "Chaos and Order"
http://pulse.comicdish.com/ (http://pulse.comicdish.com/)

Unless the end of the world happens, at least one guest comic next week.
Title: Re: Pulse Returns
Post by: Lightfoot on December 27, 2012, 09:21:36 AM
Guest week-
http://pulse.comicdish.com/ (http://pulse.comicdish.com/)

A picture today from someone from the same host, and the art exchange.  Another picture for tomorrow, and if there are any others, I'll post them the next day.
Title: Re: Pulse #112
Post by: Lightfoot on January 10, 2013, 07:54:38 AM
Update today, page 112 "Eighty Feet Tall"
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Title: Re: Pulse #113
Post by: Lightfoot on January 17, 2013, 06:12:57 PM
Update today, page 113 "From the Back"
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Title: Re: Pulse #114
Post by: Lightfoot on January 24, 2013, 05:52:02 PM
Update today, page 114 "Poker Face"
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Title: Re: Pulse #115
Post by: Lightfoot on January 31, 2013, 07:16:17 PM
Update today, page 115 "Bluffs"
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Title: Re: Pulse #116
Post by: Lightfoot on February 08, 2013, 02:36:03 AM
Update today, page 116 "Like a Girl"
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Title: Re: Pulse #117
Post by: Lightfoot on February 15, 2013, 08:08:31 AM
Update today, page 117 "Hands On"
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Title: Re: Pulse #118
Post by: Lightfoot on February 22, 2013, 12:22:24 PM
Update today, page 118 "Can't Touch This"
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Title: Re: Pulse Returns
Post by: number3fac on February 26, 2013, 05:37:46 AM
My wildly uninformed speculation on what's to come:

*Annie shows up just as the Mimic becomes desperate to make contact
*The Mimic gets her hands on Annie
*The Mimic either:
A) Demonstrates/unlocks some "hidden"/unaccessed part of Annie's power and/or armor; or,
B) Becomes Jungle Girl  ;)
Title: Re: Pulse #119
Post by: Lightfoot on March 02, 2013, 07:20:28 AM
Update today, page 119 "Beautiful the way you are"
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number3fac, I'm not sure if it's obvious yet which of your predictions were right.  But there's kind of two big surprises in this storyline.  The first one is on the next page.
Title: Re: Pulse Returns
Post by: number3fac on March 06, 2013, 10:44:25 PM
Looks like the secret armor powers are being unleashed!  Should be interesting to see that payoff.

I don't recall that being one of the twists from the original version of the comic...was it always an element of the series, or something you came up with when reworking things?
Title: Re: Pulse #120
Post by: Lightfoot on March 07, 2013, 02:21:55 PM
Update today, page 1120 "Glomp"
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Looks like the secret armor powers are being unleashed!  Should be interesting to see that payoff.

I don't recall that being one of the twists from the original version of the comic...was it always an element of the series, or something you came up with when reworking things?

No, this was something new.  In the original their suits were just destroyed and replaced with newer models.  I wanted a few events that were similar to things in the original.  In the older comic, the character who was Tabitha was an impostor.  I thought that was too complicated for someone other than the main character, but thought a double was an interesting idea, so that both characters would exist in a way.  It also seemed useful for them to get a preview of what they will be like when they earn the second form of their suits.  Zoe here is kind of Anya from the original comic.

This is the end of chapter 8.  The fight continues in chapter 9, with Annie getting involved.  Then chapter ten is a short chapter about the Silver Dragon.  Then chapter eleven is Annie moving from her single room back into a double room with Lucy (it was mentioned that it was going to happen a few chapters ago).
Title: Re: Pulse #121
Post by: Lightfoot on March 15, 2013, 05:57:26 AM
Update today, page 121 "Slam"
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Title: Re: Pulse Returns
Post by: Haku on March 15, 2013, 07:03:14 AM
nice :D
Title: Re: Pulse #122
Post by: Lightfoot on March 21, 2013, 08:04:26 PM
Update today, page 122 "Punchy"
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Title: Re: Pulse #123
Post by: Lightfoot on March 28, 2013, 04:33:08 AM
Update today, page 123 "Plan for the Backup"
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Title: Re: Pulse #124
Post by: Lightfoot on April 04, 2013, 04:39:37 AM
Update today, page 124 "The Magic Word"
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Title: Re: Pulse Returns
Post by: Nimrod on April 05, 2013, 12:20:53 PM
Oh, I think I have just determined "the plan".
Of course there is no way for me to prove that I am correct.
For if I say it here then Lightfoot could modify the story and I would not want to cause that.

Suffice to say every good superhero has a Achilles heel. Creative exploitation/compensation of that weakness either by a foe or the hero makes for good stories.

One could almost make a flowchart of "What to do if..." for superheros.
If presented with foe of type X then counter with action Y, etc.

That action is typically based on the exploitation of an inherent weakness that is not readily apparent.
As with the current antagonist - a mimic / metamorphic character...

For a MIMIC / METAMORPHIC character
The typical counters are:
1) Prevent the mimic from using their ability, e.g. prevent them touching you or getting a new shape (i.e. Rouge), render them **61** (i.e. Mystique), create a situation where changing actually does not help or makes things worse (i.e. Beastboy, Morph), etc.
2) Overwhelm or otherwise saturate them with new ability they can not control or understand how to use, e.g. the opposite of Option 1 (This has been used with Rouge, Warlock, Wildcard, etc.)
3) Exploit a "hidden" weakness in the current form taken or power being copied.

There are surprising number of shape shifting characters out there and almost as many counters to them. Coming up with the counter when dealing with a doppelganger actually provides insight into the person or power being copied. When handled well it can be a good metaphor to move the story along or indirectly deal with issues that the actual character could or would not.

In Pulse I wonder what power Annie has that another might not be able to control or be able to compensate for?

On of the best exploits of Option 3 was used in the conclusion of Disney's Aladdin.
Title: Re: Pulse Returns
Post by: number3fac on April 06, 2013, 04:05:05 AM
Don't forget the other oft-used resolution when you have a "team" facing a group of opponents with identical/similar powersets:  Switch opponents (also known as "perfectly symmetrical violence never solves anything").

Although for a semi-comedic victory, we could see the Mimic reach for her intended blond target (Tabitha, right?), only for a last-second switch to Annie and finding herself wackily unbalanced due to top-heaviness.  ;)
Title: Re: Pulse Returns
Post by: Lightfoot on April 06, 2013, 06:12:17 AM
For a MIMIC / METAMORPHIC character
The typical counters are:
1) Prevent the mimic from using their ability, e.g. prevent them touching you or getting a new shape (i.e. Rouge), render them **61** (i.e. Mystique), create a situation where changing actually does not help or makes things worse (i.e. Beastboy, Morph), etc.
2) Overwhelm or otherwise saturate them with new ability they can not control or understand how to use, e.g. the opposite of Option 1 (This has been used with Rouge, Warlock, Wildcard, etc.)
3) Exploit a "hidden" weakness in the current form taken or power being copied.

I'd probably still go through with something even if a short-term story element was guessed (which this is short-term in the scheme of a comic), and only a percentage of readers would even see it (considering this isn't the comic site).  This isn't going to end suddenly, more than one of those counters actually happens.  If I ever made Pulse into books (either sorting them into "books" figuratively, or had them printed as books) this chapter would be the end of the first book (and I guess the short chapter that is next), so I wanted this to be a challenge for them.

My original plan for this chapter more involved the typical issues where they couldn't figure out which was which.  But she doesn't know either of them well enough to pretend to be them, so I went in a different direction.  Although I do have two different endings, but they are sort of a similar theme.
Title: Re: Pulse #125
Post by: Lightfoot on April 11, 2013, 04:40:24 AM
Update today, page 125 "Buffs"
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Title: Re: Pulse #126
Post by: Lightfoot on April 18, 2013, 04:44:40 AM
Update today, page 126 "Homerun"
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Title: Re: Pulse #127
Post by: Lightfoot on April 26, 2013, 07:34:16 AM
Update today, page 127 "Meat Shield"
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Title: Re: Pulse #128
Post by: Lightfoot on May 02, 2013, 11:20:54 AM
Update today, page 128 "Never Duplicated"
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Title: Re: Pulse #129
Post by: Lightfoot on May 09, 2013, 09:57:47 AM
Update today, page 129 "Reversal"
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Title: Re: Pulse #130
Post by: Lightfoot on May 16, 2013, 08:47:51 AM
Update today, page 130 "Unstable"
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Title: Re: Pulse #131
Post by: Lightfoot on May 23, 2013, 08:02:14 AM
Update today, page 131 "Damage"
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Title: Re: Pulse #132
Post by: Lightfoot on May 30, 2013, 04:11:32 AM
Update today, page 132 "Flashback"
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Kind of crazy with the colors this week.  I also made some color changes to pages 109, 112 & 113, 121. Added shading to pages 110 and 130, and flipped the last panel horizontally on page 128.

I'm not sure if the chapter ends on the next page or not.  I remembered that there was something else I planned to have happen, but I might just do that some other time.
Title: Re: Pulse #133
Post by: Lightfoot on June 07, 2013, 06:22:50 AM
Update today, page 133 "Cleaning up the Bodies"
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Title: Re: Pulse #134
Post by: Lightfoot on June 13, 2013, 08:18:31 AM
Update today, page 134 "A Little Left"
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Last page of chapter nine.  Next, a short chapter.
Title: Re: Pulse #135
Post by: Lightfoot on June 20, 2013, 04:27:33 AM
Update today, page 135 "Darkness"
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The start of chapter 10, "The End of the Beginning".
Title: Re: Pulse #136
Post by: Lightfoot on June 27, 2013, 05:37:04 AM
Update today, page 136 "The Coward"
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Title: Re: Pulse Checkered Bikini 2013
Post by: Lightfoot on June 30, 2013, 04:31:18 AM
Mid-week (13th annual checkered) bikini update-
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Title: Re: Pulse #137
Post by: Lightfoot on July 06, 2013, 07:57:35 AM
Update today, page 137 "Counter Attacks"
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Title: Re: Pulse #138
Post by: Lightfoot on July 11, 2013, 07:55:01 AM
Update today, page 138 "Hot and Cold"
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Title: Re: Pulse #139
Post by: Lightfoot on July 18, 2013, 08:25:53 AM
Update today, page 139 "Rebirth"
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Title: Re: Pulse Returns
Post by: number3fac on July 18, 2013, 04:52:44 PM
Nice cliffhanger/ending, but I think you mean "spread" in the last word bubble.
Title: Re: Pulse #140
Post by: Lightfoot on July 25, 2013, 07:46:33 AM
Nice cliffhanger/ending, but I think you mean "spread" in the last word bubble.

Fixed.

Update today, page 140 "Time"
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The end of chapter 10.  Chapter eleven is about Annie and Lucy.  Chapter twelve will introduce Grace, Connor's (college-age) Granddaughter (people who had read the original Pulse might remember her).
Title: Re: Pulse #141
Post by: Lightfoot on August 01, 2013, 07:27:31 AM
Update today, page 141 "A Backwards Look Ahead"
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Title: Re: Pulse #142
Post by: Lightfoot on August 08, 2013, 05:09:20 AM
Update today, page 142 "A Present Look Back"
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Maybe I went a little too far with the environmental colors.
Title: Re: Pulse #142
Post by: BustArtist on August 09, 2013, 02:15:11 AM
Update today, page 142 "A Present Look Back"
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Maybe I went a little too far with the environmental colors.

Not that's a nice shot!  (and the bikini, too!)
Title: Re: Pulse Returns
Post by: Lightfoot on August 10, 2013, 02:39:23 AM
Not that's a nice shot!  (and the bikini, too!)

Thanks.  There's been months of combat in the comic, so I've been trying to make the comic a little more balanced with some sexy.
Title: Re: Pulse #143
Post by: Lightfoot on August 15, 2013, 08:07:33 AM
Update today, page 143 "Minty Fresh"
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Title: Re: Pulse #144
Post by: Lightfoot on August 24, 2013, 08:58:18 PM
Update today, page 144 "Jungle Snacks"
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Title: Re: Pulse #145
Post by: Lightfoot on August 30, 2013, 09:07:01 AM
Update today, page 144 "Stuck"
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Title: Re: Pulse #146
Post by: Lightfoot on September 07, 2013, 06:51:52 AM
Update today, page 146 "Blind-Spot"
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In five pages this'll be the second longest comic I've ever done (it'll pass MM at 151).  Although it's by far the longest time I've continuously worked on one comic (I think my previous record was only 40ish pages).
Title: Re: Pulse #147
Post by: Lightfoot on September 12, 2013, 09:03:49 AM
Update today, page 147 "Pics or it didn't Happen"
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Title: Re: Pulse #148
Post by: Lightfoot on September 19, 2013, 09:34:26 AM
Update today, page 148 "Ahead"
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Title: Re: Pulse Returns
Post by: TheZookie007 on September 26, 2013, 03:50:14 AM
Yeah, it would!
Title: Re: Pulse #149
Post by: Lightfoot on September 28, 2013, 12:43:27 AM
Update today, page 149 "Spikes"
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Title: Re: Pulse #150
Post by: Lightfoot on October 05, 2013, 05:57:17 AM
Update today, page 150 "Sugar Binge"
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(I was going to explain the thumbnail, but maybe I should just let it be a surprise.)
Title: Re: Pulse #151
Post by: Lightfoot on October 10, 2013, 11:46:00 PM
Update today, page 151 "Drained"
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Title: Re: Pulse #152
Post by: Lightfoot on October 17, 2013, 08:37:56 AM
Update today, page 152 "The Next Few Hours..."
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Title: Re: Pulse #153
Post by: Lightfoot on October 24, 2013, 08:41:01 AM
Update today, page 153 "Normal"
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Title: Re: Pulse #154
Post by: Lightfoot on November 01, 2013, 01:39:49 AM
Update today, page 154 "Yo!"
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Title: Re: Pulse #155
Post by: Lightfoot on November 07, 2013, 10:27:24 AM
Update today, page 155 "One Size Fits All"
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Title: Re: Pulse #156
Post by: Lightfoot on November 14, 2013, 08:41:28 AM
Update today, page 156 "Fashion Show"
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Title: Re: Pulse #157
Post by: Lightfoot on November 21, 2013, 10:26:56 AM
Update today, page 157 "Parade"
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Title: Re: Pulse Returns
Post by: BustArtist on November 23, 2013, 02:43:57 AM
Can't... quite... close... that... zipper....      ;)
Title: Re: Pulse Returns
Post by: Lightfoot on November 23, 2013, 09:18:03 PM
Can't... quite... close... that... zipper....      ;)

Again, but with buttons on the next page.  She bets them she can wear a certain shirt.
Title: Re: Pulse #158
Post by: Lightfoot on November 29, 2013, 09:09:19 AM
Update today, page 158 "Button Battle"
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Title: Re: Pulse #159
Post by: Lightfoot on December 05, 2013, 09:30:43 AM
Update today, page 159 "Shut Down"
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Last page of chapter 11.
Title: Re: Pulse #160
Post by: Lightfoot on December 12, 2013, 05:03:26 AM
Update today, page 160 "Basic Black"
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The start of chapter 12: "The Friendly Ghost".
Title: Re: Pulse #161
Post by: Lightfoot on December 19, 2013, 08:14:38 AM
Update today, page 161 "The Talker"
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Next week is guest week, so no page.  I guess I should probably mention the start of guest week then though.  I have one item (from zdemian), if that's the only thing, I'll be posted on December 26th.  If more than one item there will be more than one update next week.
Title: Re: Pulse Guest Week
Post by: Lightfoot on December 23, 2013, 07:52:30 AM
Guest Week starts with a picture by zdemian.

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Title: Re: Pulse #162
Post by: Lightfoot on January 03, 2014, 08:37:15 AM
Update today, page 162 "The Easy Way"
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Title: Re: Pulse #163
Post by: Lightfoot on January 09, 2014, 05:26:59 AM
Update today, page 163 "Ghosts"
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Title: Re: Pulse #164
Post by: Lightfoot on January 16, 2014, 08:39:30 AM
Update today, page 164 "Instant Delivery"
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Title: Re: Pulse Returns
Post by: solvegas on January 16, 2014, 03:25:47 PM
Lightfoot, thanks for the updates. I was toodling around the ol' net and I found a site called The Melon Stand. In it I found some of your drawings you had posted around June 2013 of some truly massive breasts. Good to see you haven't abandoned the truly large ladies.  :)
Title: Re: Pulse Returns
Post by: Lightfoot on January 17, 2014, 08:54:39 AM
I guess I hadn't intentionally not posted them here, and I at least can't think of any reason why they'd be against any of the rules here thinking back to them.  They are of Tifa if she didn't decrease in size after the end of MM.  Maybe I'll post them here somewhere.
Title: Re: Pulse #165
Post by: Lightfoot on January 23, 2014, 05:16:05 AM
Update today, page 165 "Master Thief"
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Title: Re: Pulse #166
Post by: Lightfoot on January 30, 2014, 08:26:41 AM
Update today, page 166 "The Two A.V. Chang's"
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Title: Re: Pulse #167
Post by: Lightfoot on February 08, 2014, 06:55:38 AM
Update today, page 167 "The Scenic Tour"
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Title: Re: Pulse #168
Post by: Lightfoot on February 13, 2014, 09:44:57 AM
Update today, page 168 "In the Limelight"
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Title: Re: Pulse #169
Post by: Lightfoot on February 20, 2014, 05:14:45 AM
Update today, page 169 "Spots"
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No preview to avoid 1-1-1 rule.  Maybe I'll edit the post later to include it.
Title: Re: Pulse #169
Post by: gonZo on February 20, 2014, 01:09:10 PM
Update today, page 169 "Spots"
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No preview to avoid 1-1-1 rule.  Maybe I'll edit the post later to include it.

'Foot, the 1-1-1 rule doesn't apply when you're posting your own copyrighted content. Feel free to post at will.
-gonZo
Title: Re: Pulse Returns
Post by: Lightfoot on February 20, 2014, 08:16:16 PM
'Foot, the 1-1-1 rule doesn't apply when you're posting your own copyrighted content. Feel free to post at will.
-gonZo

I thought it might not apply in certain situations, but decided to play it safe.  The rule usually isn't a issue for me.
Title: Re: Pulse #170
Post by: Lightfoot on February 27, 2014, 09:23:26 AM
Update today, page 170 "Countdown" (Bet I've used that title before for an older page)
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This'll be longer than the old Pulse in 56 pages (although to be fair, a lot of the old Pulse was half-pages unlike this one).
Title: Re: Pulse #171
Post by: Lightfoot on March 06, 2014, 05:59:32 AM
Update today, page 171 "The Keymaster"
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Title: Re: Pulse #172
Post by: Lightfoot on March 13, 2014, 08:49:48 AM
Update today, page 172 "Judgement"
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Title: Re: Pulse #173
Post by: Lightfoot on March 20, 2014, 08:41:09 AM
Update today, page 173 "Blue Shield"
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Title: Re: Pulse #174
Post by: Lightfoot on March 27, 2014, 10:18:58 AM
Update today, page 174 "Knight in Shining Armor"
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Title: Re: Pulse #175
Post by: Lightfoot on April 03, 2014, 07:42:15 AM
Update today, page 175 "Wha"
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Title: Re: Pulse #176
Post by: Lightfoot on April 10, 2014, 09:47:09 AM
Update today, page 176 "All Wrapped Up"
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End of chapter (I think) Twelve.  No color yet, I ran out of time and I'll have to add it later.
Title: Re: Pulse #177
Post by: Lightfoot on April 17, 2014, 06:28:31 AM
Update today, page 177 "Punchy"
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Title: Re: Pulse #178
Post by: Lightfoot on April 24, 2014, 07:50:31 AM
Update today, page 178 "From the Back"
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Title: Re: Pulse #179
Post by: Lightfoot on May 01, 2014, 07:25:17 AM
Update today, page 179 "Payback"
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Title: Re: Pulse #180
Post by: Lightfoot on May 10, 2014, 07:28:12 AM
Update today, page 180 "Return Fire"
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Title: Re: Pulse Returns
Post by: TheZookie007 on May 13, 2014, 08:05:29 PM
Dedication to the craft and product of consistently high quality. Kudos to you, Lightfoot, and thank you for all your work!
Title: Re: Pulse #181
Post by: Lightfoot on May 16, 2014, 08:58:19 AM
Dedication to the craft and product of consistently high quality. Kudos to you, Lightfoot, and thank you for all your work!

Thanks.

Update today, page 181 "Retreat"
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Title: Re: Pulse #182
Post by: Lightfoot on May 22, 2014, 04:01:54 AM
Update today, page 182 "Pawns"
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Title: Re: Pulse #183
Post by: Lightfoot on May 29, 2014, 06:08:58 AM
Update today, page 183 "KO"
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Title: Re: Pulse #184
Post by: Lightfoot on June 05, 2014, 07:25:01 AM
Update today, page 184 "Weak Points"
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Title: Re: Pulse #185
Post by: Lightfoot on June 12, 2014, 09:13:41 AM
Update today, page 185 "Again"
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Title: Re: Pulse #186
Post by: Lightfoot on June 19, 2014, 05:43:16 AM
Update today, page 186 "Tria"
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Title: Re: Pulse #187
Post by: Lightfoot on June 26, 2014, 08:29:25 AM
Update today, page 187 "On The Defensive"
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Title: Re: Pulse Checkered Bikini picture 2014
Post by: Lightfoot on June 30, 2014, 02:40:17 AM
Update today, the 14th Annual Checkered Bikini Picture as a mid-week update.
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Title: Re: Pulse Checkered Bikini picture 2014
Post by: Palomine on June 30, 2014, 08:53:14 PM
Update today, the 14th Annual Checkered Bikini Picture as a mid-week update.
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Delicious! Thanks a lot! :D
Title: Re: Pulse Returns
Post by: rtpoe on June 30, 2014, 11:10:44 PM
Has it been 14 years already? Sheesh!
Title: Re: Pulse Returns
Post by: Lightfoot on July 01, 2014, 06:58:09 AM
Delicious! Thanks a lot! :D

Kind of like the Incredible Hulk, or the Invincible Iron-Man- she's the Delicious Pulse.

Has it been 14 years already? Sheesh!

It's 14 if you are counting since the creation of the Stone of Adventure site.  It's 15 if you are counting when I started drawing Pulse.  If she was a real person, the original once eighteen y.o. Annie would be in her thirties.  Even the 2010 twenty y.o. reboot Annie has only aged weeks-months.
Title: Re: Pulse #188
Post by: Lightfoot on July 03, 2014, 04:46:34 AM
Update today, page 188 "Armed"
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Title: Re: Pulse Returns
Post by: BustArtist on July 07, 2014, 10:20:53 PM
Kind of like the Incredible Hulk, or the Invincible Iron-Man- she's the Delicious Pulse.

It's 14 if you are counting since the creation of the Stone of Adventure site.  It's 15 if you are counting when I started drawing Pulse.  If she was a real person, the original once eighteen y.o. Annie would be in her thirties.  Even the 2010 twenty y.o. reboot Annie has only aged weeks-months.

It's frightening how time flies, sometimes.  My first FanTITy morph is now 18 years old.

Keep up the great work, Lightfoot!
Title: Re: Pulse Returns
Post by: Nimrod on July 09, 2014, 12:02:44 PM
Kind of like the Incredible Hulk, or the Invincible Iron-Man- she's the Delicious Pulse.

It's 14 if you are counting since the creation of the Stone of Adventure site.  It's 15 if you are counting when I started drawing Pulse.  If she was a real person, the original once eighteen y.o. Annie would be in her thirties.  Even the 2010 twenty y.o. reboot Annie has only aged weeks-months.

From Bust Artist:
It's frightening how time flies, sometimes.  My first FanTITy morph is now 18 years old.

I still like the Original Pulse story and art a tiny bit more - I feel it fits her character just slightly more. But, yes it does feel like time flies at times. The first time I drew Kithara (as a bunny girl) was in the summer of 1991. That was 23 years ago!

The current Pulse story is very engaging and more polished - and to think that the checker board bikini just started as a one-off piece. Keep the cool stuff coming LF.

Here is Annie from 13 years ago -
Title: Re: Pulse #189
Post by: Lightfoot on July 10, 2014, 08:40:53 AM
Update today, page 189 "One Hit Wonder"
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I still like the Original Pulse story and art a tiny bit more - I feel it fits her character just slightly more.

Like what?

Some people I suspect just dislike reboots, some are unhappy many of the characters are smaller busted, and some are unhappy that there isn't nudity this time.  I've heard each of those complaints, but I'm not sure which one is the most prominent.

Here is Annie from 13 years ago -

And that's only from 13 years ago, one-two years into the comic.  It's actually page 58, not 14 (you can see it says Pulse #4 on the top.  I used to follow the method used by many long-form comics and every chapter had a page one.  I eventually decided that was confusing and adopted my current method.
Title: Re: Pulse #189
Post by: Nimrod on July 10, 2014, 11:42:21 PM
Update today, page 189 "One Hit Wonder"
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Like what?

Some people I suspect just dislike reboots, some are unhappy many of the characters are smaller busted, and some are unhappy that there isn't nudity this time.  I've heard each of those complaints, but I'm not sure which one is the most prominent.

And that's only from 13 years ago, one-two years into the comic.  It's actually page 58, not 14 (you can see it says Pulse #4 on the top.  I used to follow the method used by many long-form comics and every chapter had a page one.  I eventually decided that was confusing and adopted my current method.

Like What?
I liked the simpler line style and slightly more comic book feel with deep shadows and character blocking - it seemed to go along with her recollections and Jungle Girl day dreams.

Some people I suspect just dislike reboots
As far as the reboot - I think it is great. The first run was right out of the gate. With reflection you made it clear that the story could be told in a better way in your opinion.

many of the characters are smaller busted
I have no problem with the smaller busts and in fact I like the variation as it makes things a bit more realistic and puts Pulse in perspective. Nudity did seem a bit much the first time too. Just how many shower scenes does one have in a day?

It's actually page 58
Regarding the comic numbering conventions - you will note that the PNG file is number 58, hence the actual ordinal number of that strip is rather obvious to anyone who notices details like that.

The only critique between the previous and current telling of the Pulse story is that I miss the greater sense of "discovery" and revelation from the first. Things occur a bit fast I think this time around and there are a few times that the unfamiliar might be caught saying "Why did that happen or who is that person?"

I mentioned that same thing about some of the later PeEVEd installments when those uninitiated into the world of those particular video games might not have the back story and subtle things like inside jokes and allusions would be lost.
Title: Re: Pulse Returns
Post by: Lightfoot on July 12, 2014, 07:57:45 AM
Like What?
I liked the simpler line style and slightly more comic book feel with deep shadows and character blocking - it seemed to go along with her recollections and Jungle Girl day dreams.

I did use a lot of black.  I'm not sure why I moved out of that.

many of the characters are smaller busted
I have no problem with the smaller busts and in fact I like the variation as it makes things a bit more realistic and puts Pulse in perspective. Nudity did seem a bit much the first time too. Just how many shower scenes does one have in a day?

With Peeved we wanted variation.  Honestly with Pulse I wanted Annie to stand out.  I wanted her to be the maximum size I thought I could portray her as a competent superheroine, and then almost everyone else to be fairly normal.  If I was making her physical change seem really dramatic in the story, I needed it to seem dramatic.  She went from the smallest busted to being much bigger busted than anyone else.

It's actually page 58
Regarding the comic numbering conventions - you will note that the PNG file is number 58, hence the actual ordinal number of that strip is rather obvious to anyone who notices details like that.

I was just mentioning it because it threw me off at first.  I was like "page 14, I don't remember her having her suit that early".

The only critique between the previous and current telling of the Pulse story is that I miss the greater sense of "discovery" and revelation from the first. Things occur a bit fast I think this time around and there are a few times that the unfamiliar might be caught saying "Why did that happen or who is that person?"

Really?  I've worried that in retrospect I've tried to be too clever a few times and indirectly said things.  Certain people who might not have read the first comic seemed confused about Grace.  Some people critique that the overarching story is moving slowly (the relevance between the present and the beginning).  I wonder if it's the story is moving fast short-term, but slowly long-term.

I kind of look at the first comic as having a lot of plot-points that go nowhere.  I originally planned it to be three comics.  That Sparrow/Tabitha would turn on them and Annie would have to defeat her.  When I decided that Sparrow/Tabitha would stick around and the comic would last longer, I had to start adding in new elements.  I added Connor's past, Nigel Robbins, Annie's dreams where she is Jungle Girl, Annie had to be in her suit to avoid growing when she was out of her room, and The Silver Dragon.  Then that ended and I for a while started embracing the idea of it being an adult comic.  I added in some more adult scenes, ignored Annie always having to wear her suit, Mira and Arim.  Then I changed my mind again and started adding in more complex story elements and toning down the adult elements like when I started going into the history.  I sort of kept changing my mind about what I wanted it to be.  I also because I was rotating between different comics, I kept skipping over planned events to make it seem like time had moved ahead.  I later regretted not keeping them as beginners for a longer time.

In the reboot I may have sped through some of the beginning because I was trying to keep old readers interested.  Kind of like how different Spider-Man movies focus more or less on the origin.  I tried to come up with a streamlined path while wasting as little as possible.  My attempt was to review what I saw as flaws of the original and try to solve them, although maybe this one just has different flaws.  People seemed to also be confused when Tabitha fought a double of herself.  Maybe I didn't pull that off in an ideal way.  Maybe I'm making it too complex.

Hopefully it isn't that it's hard for non-older readers to understand things.  I have however put in easter eggs for older readers, although one doesn't come to mind right now.

One thing that's true in both is that usually it's one action chapter and then one non-action chapter.

I mentioned that same thing about some of the later PeEVEd installments when those uninitiated into the world of those particular video games might not have the back story and subtle things like inside jokes and allusions would be lost.

Yeah, maybe in retrospect we should have used fake games that we could introduce and then use as examples.
Title: Re: Pulse Returns
Post by: Nimrod on July 12, 2014, 05:10:14 PM
I did use a lot of black.  I'm not sure why I moved out of that.
Ah, you ran out of ink?

With Peeved we wanted variation.  Honestly with Pulse I wanted Annie to stand out.  I wanted her to be the maximum size I thought I could portray her as a competent superheroine, and then almost everyone else to be fairly normal.
That just begs the question if you should have a superheroine who is slightly larger just to have the comparative chance - showing that any bigger and Annie would be more inhibited. Thus giving reasons to why Annie does the sort of size limiting actions she does while still liking her "new" size.

Some people critique that the overarching story is moving slowly (the relevance between the present and the beginning).  I wonder if it's the story is moving fast short-term, but slowly long-term.
Pace, can be a very tricky thing in comics. (says the robot and bunny girl that took 4 years to get out of their back yard party in their comic)

I kind of look at the first comic as having a lot of plot-points that go nowhere.  ...  I sort of kept changing my mind about what I wanted it to be.  ...  I later regretted not keeping them as beginners for a longer time.

In the reboot I may have sped through some of the beginning because I was trying to keep old readers interested.  ...  My attempt was to review what I saw as flaws of the original and try to solve them, although maybe this one just has different flaws.  People seemed to also be confused when Tabitha fought a double of herself.  Maybe I didn't pull that off in an ideal way.  Maybe I'm making it too complex.
The trick with complexity is to have layers of complexity. The page may be simple, the chapter moderately so and the story arc complex.

Hopefully it isn't that it's hard for non-older readers to understand things.  I have however put in easter eggs for older readers, although one doesn't come to mind right now.
I swear if you have a lavender bunny girl in the background somewhere my circuits would just ping!

Yeah, maybe in retrospect we should have used fake games that we could introduce and then use as examples.
That probably would have given you more material to work with without the constrictions of preexisting cannon.
Title: Re: Pulse Returns
Post by: Lightfoot on July 14, 2014, 10:25:30 AM
Ah, you ran out of ink?

That would be ironic.  Until 2010 I drew everything by hand, since then I draw everything digitally (in Sketchbook Pro usually).  I'm not sure when it changed, but I did use up a lot of Sharpie pens before.  Although I wouldn't fill in big black areas, I'd use draw around the edges and then fill it on the computer.

That just begs the question if you should have a superheroine who is slightly larger just to have the comparative chance - showing that any bigger and Annie would be more inhibited. Thus giving reasons to why Annie does the sort of size limiting actions she does while still liking her "new" size.

I'm not sure I'd want to introduce a character who might seem unhappy in that way.  That might be part of why I decreased Annie, I had trouble portraying her as an effective superheroine the first time.  I decided to change her enough to make her seem more effective.

Also, I can't guess if Annie will get bigger on her own by accident or intentionally.  She has a little room to grow if I ever wanted.  And some readers have said they thought she's gotten bigger as the comic has continued (or at least early on when it was still black and white), so if that's true, it can happen by accident as well.  (although it's likely just style and proportional changes, or maybe even that I was accidently drawing her too small at first).

There's also the motivation to make Annie seem somewhat unique in her change.  And also if I introduced someone larger it would make her seem more common.  She's more special if I didn't.

The trick with complexity is to have layers of complexity. The page may be simple, the chapter moderately so and the story arc complex.

I've always had wildly different opinions from people.  Some people seem to be able to litterally predict what's going to happen.  Some seem to follow it but are always surprised.  Some are always asking which character is currently appearing.

I swear if you have a lavender bunny girl in the background somewhere my circuits would just ping!

I haven't decided if I want to put any guest appearances in Pulse yet (it's only been 189 pages).  If I ever wanted to sell a collected print volume it would complicate things maybe.
Title: Re: Pulse #190
Post by: Lightfoot on July 18, 2014, 08:34:07 PM
Update today, page 190 "Death"
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Title: Re: Pulse #190
Post by: Palomine on July 18, 2014, 09:21:57 PM
Update today, page 190 "Death"
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Please don't think less of me for it, but I just love the way you draw women's bodies Lightfoot. :) Thanks!
Title: Re: Pulse Returns
Post by: Lightfoot on July 19, 2014, 09:32:21 PM
Please don't think less of me for it, but I just love the way you draw women's bodies Lightfoot. :) Thanks!

I'll have to fix that then, I want them to be repulsive. ;)
Title: Re: Pulse Returns
Post by: Nimrod on July 23, 2014, 03:24:27 PM
I'll have to fix that then, I want them to be repulsive. ;)
That is right, wait till Lightfoot gets them really repugnant then have the bunny cameo, I see how this is taking shape.  ;)

That way if there is any "problems" with a bound future set there is plausible denial...
"No, that is not a lavender bunny girl at all it is a periwinkle panda + fox girl hybrid! you silly critic!"  ;D

Really - you have had my specific permission to draw Kithara's character / avatar since the birthday tribute within the bounds that she is clothed and not shown performing crimes or overtly sexua| acts. Not like you have been burning to draw her J-walking with a vibrator! And if you have then that just puts you in a whole different light.  :o

There have been other bunny girls
Title: Re: Pulse #191
Post by: Lightfoot on July 24, 2014, 08:39:34 AM
Update today, page 191 "Evolution"
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If I add cameos, I'll put in Kithara.  Actually unlike the old comics, I've only even once hinted that this might share the same universe with any of the other comics I draw.  In one comic, Grace has a Nani from Peeved action figure in her room.  A lot of the cameos I've had instead are characters who will appear later in the comic.  You saw Grace way in advance several times, Charlotte, Zoe (the Shapeshifter), and maybe some others I've forgetting.

I'm probably taking a break for a week or two, then chapter 14.  I'll think about this.
Title: Re: Pulse Filler Week
Post by: Lightfoot on July 31, 2014, 08:45:44 AM
Update today, Filler Week
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Gift art today while I plan ahead and work on pledge reward pictures for the Peeved kickstarter.
Title: Re: Pulse #192
Post by: Lightfoot on August 07, 2014, 05:35:40 AM
Update today, page 192 "The Day Before Tomorrow"
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The start of chapter 14, "Damage"-
Title: Re: Pulse #193
Post by: Lightfoot on August 14, 2014, 05:28:15 AM
Update today, page 193 "Beats of the Beaten"
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Title: Re: Pulse #194
Post by: Lightfoot on August 21, 2014, 05:22:20 AM
Update today, page 194 "A Punch to the Heart"
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Title: Re: Pulse #195
Post by: Lightfoot on August 28, 2014, 08:30:10 AM
Update today, page 195 "Socks are the Key"
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Title: Re: Pulse #196
Post by: Lightfoot on September 04, 2014, 09:06:03 AM
Update today, page 196 "Secrets"
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Title: Re: Pulse #197
Post by: Lightfoot on September 11, 2014, 08:59:03 AM
Update today, page 197 "All By Yourself"
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Title: Re: Pulse Returns
Post by: Nimrod on September 11, 2014, 01:26:46 PM
I'm not sure I'd want to introduce a character who might seem unhappy in that way.  That might be part of why I decreased Annie, I had trouble portraying her as an effective superheroine the first time.  I decided to change her enough to make her seem more effective.

Also, I can't guess if Annie will get bigger on her own by accident or intentionally.  She has a little room to grow if I ever wanted.  And some readers have said they thought she's gotten bigger as the comic has continued (or at least early on when it was still black and white), so if that's true, it can happen by accident as well.  (although it's likely just style and proportional changes, or maybe even that I was accidentally drawing her too small at first).

There's also the motivation to make Annie seem somewhat unique in her change.  And also if I introduced someone larger it would make her seem more common.  She's more special if I didn't.

I like that you have much more of a "backstory" or reasons why your characters do things or act or look the way they do. I also like that you have more variety in your universe without all the women and men looking as if they are models.

What I was getting at with a possible character the same or slightly larger than Annie was not to show how such frontage could be a hindrance or that the other person was somehow unhappy but rather to accomplish two story enriching aspects.
1) To demonstrate how well Annie is dealing with the whole size changing issues by providing a point of reference.
2) To give a better "reason" why Annie would employ methods of size management other than not liking being too big.


As is stands I feel this telling of the story has Annie not nearly as "happy" with her physical changes. The first time out not only was her growth more evident it actually was shown as an event, with others reacting or even specific panels depicting it. I can think of two instances with her suite "resizing". She also seemed to integrate this peculiar idiosyncratic super-power a little better.

The new telling does feel more realistic in how all the characters are acting, even Annie - however I feel she really is not responding to her obvious physical changes. Now given the lab environment and the range of other characters this version explains this non-reaction better but it does seem as she has no or little reaction at all. 

I did like how there have been "references" to her physique changes via other characters, the bra steeling teleporter, the mild envy of her paraplegic friend, and the inferences gained from the shapeshifter. My suggestion of a busty equivalent that was not grounded in fixation, jealousy or usurpation but rather a brief encounter that reaffirms that Annie can and will be capable and effective regardless of her physical changes.

I see it now, Annie goes to the underground mall (yes there is one, just roll with it) and goes to Kithara's Closet of Intimate Apparel and Bra Emporium(TM) where while getting a new fitting she happens to talk with a particular lavender bunny. Through flash back or other recollection Annie recounts some random bust related incident only to have the proprietor explain that how this is actually reaffirming and ultimately strengthening. Annie thanks the bunny for the insight curious as to how she knows this only to have the rabbit-gal step from behind the counter to reveal an equal decolletage. They share a silent knowing smile and Annie leaves swinging her new purchases in the store's telltale lavender bag feeling just a bit better about everything - the end.  ;D

KCIABE now there is an acronym.
Title: Re: Pulse Returns
Post by: Lightfoot on September 12, 2014, 09:30:05 PM
I like that you have much more of a "backstory" or reasons why your characters do things or act or look the way they do. I also like that you have more variety in your universe without all the women and men looking as if they are models.

I think being able to look back on your mistakes allows you to make a new story that has fewer flaws.  Both a story of any kind, and also a story that you've told before.  Also a lot of the old comics had the problem where I originally planned them to be very short, and then tried to add on to them.

I've had people complain the exact opposite before, that they are all too good looking.  I've been trying to make them look more unique.

What I was getting at with a possible character the same or slightly larger than Annie was not to show how such frontage could be a hindrance or that the other person was somehow unhappy but rather to accomplish two story enriching aspects.
1) To demonstrate how well Annie is dealing with the whole size changing issues by providing a point of reference.
2) To give a better "reason" why Annie would employ methods of size management other than not liking being too big.

It's also possible that part of me wants as few characters her size or bigger.  The more there are, the less unique she becomes.  In the current universe there are only two--  Annie and Juno.  If anyone else, it might be Sharon Winsor from the older comic.

I've had suggestions before to add a giant-busted character who had powers that were not meant for combat.

As is stands I feel this telling of the story has Annie not nearly as "happy" with her physical changes. The first time out not only was her growth more evident it actually was shown as an event, with others reacting or even specific panels depicting it. I can think of two instances with her suite "resizing". She also seemed to integrate this peculiar idiosyncratic super-power a little better.

The new telling does feel more realistic in how all the characters are acting, even Annie - however I feel she really is not responding to her obvious physical changes. Now given the lab environment and the range of other characters this version explains this non-reaction better but it does seem as she has no or little reaction at all.

I did like how there have been "references" to her physique changes via other characters, the bra steeling teleporter, the mild envy of her paraplegic friend, and the inferences gained from the shapeshifter. My suggestion of a busty equivalent that was not grounded in fixation, jealousy or usurpation but rather a brief encounter that reaffirms that Annie can and will be capable and effective regardless of her physical changes.

Looking back, I felt like Annie was too positive in her changes, although in the original it was something she seemed to view as a flaw.  I wanted to alter the story a little so that it didn't seem like her becoming more curvy solved all of her problems.  That she and Thomas were already together, and that she wasn't quite as spinning out of control and ignoring it.

I agree she's not reacting that much, but I felt like she's also not reacting that much to the several times she's almost died.  I felt like she's trying to ignore all of that and push forward to the goal she wants, and then it's going to all come rushing out at some point?  Although maybe that's the wrong plan.  I didn't want for it to too take over the story earlier.  Also I wanted her to be positive about it eventually, but not right away.  I wanted her to start out with a mixed reaction and then over time learn to appreciate the change.

Some of the other things people have critiqued recently are that I could be more consistent on my proportions, that in long fights the backgrounds could less similar, that the some of the side characters could use more characterization (like Annie's father and Connor), that there isn't enough variety in the men, that there isn't always a big emotional connection to events happening, and that Tabitha's body type is too similar to Annie.

I see it now, Annie goes to the underground mall (yes there is one, just roll with it) and goes to Kithara's Closet of Intimate Apparel and Bra Emporium(TM) where while getting a new fitting she happens to talk with a particular lavender bunny. Through flash back or other recollection Annie recounts some random bust related incident only to have the proprietor explain that how this is actually reaffirming and ultimately strengthening. Annie thanks the bunny for the insight curious as to how she knows this only to have the rabbit-gal step from behind the counter to reveal an equal decolletage. They share a silent knowing smile and Annie leaves swinging her new purchases in the store's telltale lavender bag feeling just a bit better about everything - the end.  ;D

KCIABE now there is an acronym.

I wonder if some might get their clothes from inside the complex.  I mean where would Thunderpunch shop instead?  Although I'm not sure Annie is big enough that she couldn't buy bras from a regular place.
Title: Re: Pulse #198
Post by: Lightfoot on September 18, 2014, 06:06:38 AM
Update today, page 198 "Leaving"
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Title: Re: Pulse #199
Post by: Lightfoot on September 25, 2014, 07:17:26 AM
Update today, page 199 "Separation"
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Title: Re: Pulse #200
Post by: Lightfoot on October 02, 2014, 06:57:11 AM
Update today, page 200 "Doctor Hector"
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Title: Re: Pulse #201
Post by: Lightfoot on October 09, 2014, 06:24:43 AM
Update today, page 201 "Backflash"
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Title: Re: Pulse #202
Post by: Lightfoot on October 23, 2014, 04:56:24 AM
Update today, page 202 "Cursed"
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Title: Re: Pulse #203
Post by: Lightfoot on October 30, 2014, 08:51:13 PM
Update today, page 203 "Nakama"
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Title: Re: Pulse #204
Post by: Lightfoot on November 06, 2014, 08:27:45 AM
Update today, page 204 "Free Will"
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One more page for this chapter, then on to chapter 15 "Motivation".
Title: Re: Pulse #205
Post by: Lightfoot on November 13, 2014, 09:23:44 AM
Update today, page 205 "Shove It"
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Title: Re: Pulse #206
Post by: Lightfoot on November 20, 2014, 11:16:35 PM
Update today, page 206 "Teams"
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Kind of a break from the Tabitha storyline, a story about their rivals- Mira, Arim, and Evileye.
Title: Re: Pulse #207
Post by: Lightfoot on December 04, 2014, 07:37:36 AM
Update today, page 207 "Thieves"
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Title: Re: Pulse #208
Post by: Lightfoot on December 11, 2014, 11:59:24 PM
Update today, page 208 "The Strong"
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Title: Re: Pulse #209
Post by: Lightfoot on December 18, 2014, 08:41:33 AM
Update today, page 209 "Master"
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Title: Re: Pulse #210
Post by: Lightfoot on January 02, 2015, 09:25:03 AM
Update today, page 210 "One-Eye"
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Title: Re: Pulse #211
Post by: Lightfoot on January 08, 2015, 10:05:43 AM
Update today, page 211 "Fight or Flight"
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Title: Re: Pulse #212
Post by: Lightfoot on January 16, 2015, 09:17:25 AM
Update today, page 212 "Her Favorite Part"
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Title: Re: Pulse #213
Post by: Lightfoot on January 23, 2015, 12:57:21 AM
Update today, page 213 "Wipe Out"
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Title: Re: Pulse Returns
Post by: rtpoe on January 23, 2015, 01:08:39 AM
Looks like she's either breaking out of a taffy shell, or being engulfed with it.
Title: Re: Pulse Returns
Post by: Lightfoot on January 23, 2015, 09:55:27 AM
Looks like she's either breaking out of a taffy shell, or being engulfed with it.

Someone coated her with something that hardened and she's breaking out of it.  I guess I made it that color because it stood out from the background.
Title: Re: Pulse Returns
Post by: Palomine on January 23, 2015, 03:30:15 PM
Someone coated her with something that hardened and she's breaking out of it.  I guess I made it that color because it stood out from the background.

Not to be a pig (too late! ;)) but I can't help but like it when pretty bosomy women are coated with things.
Title: Re: Pulse #214
Post by: Lightfoot on February 06, 2015, 10:51:24 AM
Update today, page 214 "Purple Nurples"
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Title: Re: Pulse Returns
Post by: Nimrod on February 06, 2015, 12:36:19 PM
Someone coated her with something that hardened and she's breaking out of it.  I guess I made it that color because it stood out from the background.

No no no, you made it purple because that is the best color there is! (Says the purple robot and bunny-girl)

I am a tiny bit confused however as to the source of the purple goo - Not you Palomine - as it sort of appears suddenly. I keep thinking that it was from the purple armor gal but now I am not so sure as her abilities appear to be black in nature...
Anyway a bleak purpleish landscape interesting... Starts me thinking about a particular bunny-girl still stuck in such a land... hmmm.

Keep up the good work!
Title: Re: Pulse Returns
Post by: Lightfoot on February 07, 2015, 10:39:53 AM
No no no, you made it purple because that is the best color there is! (Says the purple robot and bunny-girl)

I am a tiny bit confused however as to the source of the purple goo - Not you Palomine - as it sort of appears suddenly. I keep thinking that it was from the purple armor gal but now I am not so sure as her abilities appear to be black in nature...
Anyway a bleak purpleish landscape interesting... Starts me thinking about a particular bunny-girl still stuck in such a land... hmmm.

Keep up the good work!

On the newest page?  Evilyn's beam is black with a purple aura around it.  I'm assuming everything it hits turns purple (maybe only coated with something that can be cleaned off).  All of the stuff on the ground are the leaves and brush that was destroyed by her blast.

She's a little like Cyclops from the X-Men, except it's that she always fires at full-power.  The visor is just meant to help her limit the strength of her blasts.  She can also steer them (as was kind of shown), but without being able to see where she is shooting, her blast was moving slowly enough to be shot by the robots.  That made the blast which must be pretty unstable explode.

Maybe her visor also has cameras that allow her to see what the twins and the robots see?  That would allow her to shoot crazy beams around things.
Title: Re: Pulse #215
Post by: Lightfoot on February 20, 2015, 11:29:33 PM
Update today, page 215 "Make Like A Tree"
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Title: Re: Pulse #216
Post by: Lightfoot on March 05, 2015, 08:08:35 AM
Update today, page 216 "Battle Dance"
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Title: Re: Pulse #217
Post by: Lightfoot on March 14, 2015, 09:44:03 AM
Update today, page 217 "Jumped"
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Title: Re: Pulse #218
Post by: Lightfoot on March 21, 2015, 09:44:22 AM
Update today, page 218 "Sleepwalker"
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Title: Re: Pulse #219
Post by: Lightfoot on March 28, 2015, 09:26:06 AM
Update today, page 219 "Losing Your Head"
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Title: Re: Pulse #220
Post by: Lightfoot on April 10, 2015, 10:58:24 AM
Update today, page 220 "What She Said"
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Last page of chapter 15.

Pulse is going on hiatus for a few months.  I'm going to try to finish up on backer pictures for the Peeved Kickstarter, which I hope I have enough information to complete them.  It's taken ten times longer than I ever expected, both with collecting all of the information needed, and also sending incremental pictures for feedback.  Hopefully during that time, or after it's complete I'll get enough of the story to continue the Peeved comic.  There's 30+ pages left, so even when I can start drawing it, worse case of a page a week would take months.
Title: Pulse #221
Post by: Lightfoot on March 09, 2017, 06:49:52 AM
Update today, page 221 "Batgirl"
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Pulse returns again, I guess.
Title: Pulse #222
Post by: Lightfoot on March 16, 2017, 06:55:47 AM
Update today, page 222 "Armed"
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Title: Re: Pulse #222
Post by: rtpoe on March 16, 2017, 11:36:01 PM
Update today, page 222 "Armed"
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Look! Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! No, it's....... :)
Title: Pulse #223
Post by: Lightfoot on March 22, 2017, 06:16:37 AM
Update today, page 222 "Armed"
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Look! Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! No, it's....... :)

Whoever it is, in retrospect they are pretty skinny.

Update today, page 223 "Rolling On In"
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Title: Pulse #224
Post by: Lightfoot on March 30, 2017, 05:33:10 AM
Update today, page 224 "Purple Nurples"
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Title: Pulse #225
Post by: Lightfoot on April 06, 2017, 06:20:16 AM
Update today, page 225 "Shoes"
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Title: Pulse #226
Post by: Lightfoot on April 13, 2017, 07:00:38 AM
Update today, page 226 "The Department of Reversals"
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Title: Pulse #227
Post by: Lightfoot on April 20, 2017, 05:08:57 AM
Update today, page 227 "Light and Medicine"
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Title: Re: Pulse Returns
Post by: rtpoe on April 21, 2017, 04:11:58 AM
Interesting that one's powers decline with age..... As if getting old weren't bad enough.
Title: Re: Pulse Returns
Post by: Lightfoot on April 21, 2017, 05:27:03 AM
Interesting that one's powers decline with age..... As if getting old weren't bad enough.

A small percentage of people don't lose their powers, or they might keep them a decade or two beyond the average.  Or maybe they lose them earlier.  It might depend on the powers.

A-Class heroes keep their powers through they entire lives.  Although the last known one died in the 1950s.  They are almost god-like in general, and typically live for a few hundred years.
Title: Pulse #228
Post by: Lightfoot on April 27, 2017, 10:21:38 AM
Update today, page 228 "Powers"
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Title: Pulse #229
Post by: Lightfoot on May 04, 2017, 05:48:23 AM
Update today, page 229 "New Mutants"
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Title: Pulse #230
Post by: Lightfoot on May 11, 2017, 08:35:50 AM
Update today, page 230 "The Two Gods"
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Title: Pulse #231
Post by: Lightfoot on May 18, 2017, 07:19:21 AM
Update today, page 231 "Sass Reducers"
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One page left to this chapter.
Title: Pulse #232
Post by: Lightfoot on May 25, 2017, 08:17:52 AM
Update today, page 232 "For the Man with One Eye"
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Title: Pulse #233
Post by: Lightfoot on June 01, 2017, 08:15:50 AM
Update today, page 233 "Let's Make a Deal"
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Title: Pulse #234
Post by: Lightfoot on June 08, 2017, 04:54:51 AM
Update today, page 234 "Father Daughter Talk"
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Title: Pulse #235
Post by: Lightfoot on June 15, 2017, 04:24:16 PM
Update today, page 235 "Rear Defense"
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Title: Pulse #236
Post by: Lightfoot on June 23, 2017, 11:15:40 PM
Update today, page 236 "Laser Tag"
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Title: Pulse #237
Post by: Lightfoot on July 01, 2017, 06:11:29 PM
Update today, page 237 "Expert at One Thing"
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Title: Pulse #238
Post by: Lightfoot on July 07, 2017, 07:03:48 AM
Update today, page 238 "Something That Can Spy"
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Title: Re: Pulse Returns
Post by: rtpoe on July 08, 2017, 12:04:43 AM
A DIY surveillance drone! Cool!
Title: Re: Pulse Returns
Post by: Lightfoot on July 09, 2017, 05:09:28 AM
A DIY surveillance drone! Cool!

I've always planned to reintroduce things from the old comic, like them having drones, and eventually Annie's metal controlling abilities.
Title: Pulse #239
Post by: Lightfoot on July 14, 2017, 07:26:58 AM
Update today, page 239 "Droning On"
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Title: Pulse #240
Post by: Lightfoot on July 20, 2017, 11:50:51 PM
Update today, page 240 "Creepers"
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Title: Pulse #241
Post by: Lightfoot on July 27, 2017, 11:36:18 PM
Update today, page 241 "I Spy"
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Title: Pulse #242
Post by: Lightfoot on August 03, 2017, 07:22:38 AM
Update today, page 242 "Over Your Head"
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Title: Re: Pulse #242
Post by: rtpoe on August 04, 2017, 12:34:45 AM
Update today, page 242 "Over Your Head"
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Needs music....

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Title: Pulse #243
Post by: Lightfoot on August 10, 2017, 11:32:00 AM
Update today, page 243 "Lawful Good"
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Title: Pulse #244
Post by: Lightfoot on August 17, 2017, 10:06:52 AM
Update today, page 244 "Deals"
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The end of chapter 17.  Chapter 18 starts next week.
Title: Pulse #245
Post by: Lightfoot on August 24, 2017, 10:17:18 AM
Update today, page 245 "The C-Team"
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The start of chapter 18, "The Great Chase".
Title: Pulse #246
Post by: Lightfoot on August 31, 2017, 11:51:50 AM
Update today, page 246 "To Catch a Thief"
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Title: Pulse #247
Post by: Lightfoot on September 07, 2017, 05:36:59 AM
Update today, page 247 "Dreamland"
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Title: Pulse #248
Post by: Lightfoot on September 14, 2017, 10:27:14 AM
Update today, page 248 "Sleepstealing"
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Title: Pulse #249
Post by: Lightfoot on September 21, 2017, 10:48:13 PM
Update today, page 249 "Ghost Trap"
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Title: Pulse #250
Post by: Lightfoot on September 28, 2017, 07:42:41 AM
Update today, page 250 "One Step Ahead"
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Title: Pulse #251
Post by: Lightfoot on October 05, 2017, 11:54:59 AM
Update today, page 251 "Belted"
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Title: Pulse #252
Post by: Lightfoot on October 12, 2017, 12:22:04 PM
Update today, page 252 "Backup"
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Title: Pulse #253
Post by: Lightfoot on October 19, 2017, 09:59:33 AM
Update today, page 253 "Roadblock"
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Title: Pulse #254
Post by: Lightfoot on October 26, 2017, 11:08:42 AM
Update today, page 254 "Sins of the Sister"
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Title: Pulse #255
Post by: Lightfoot on November 03, 2017, 08:28:35 AM
Update today, page 255 "Missteps"
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Title: Pulse #256
Post by: Lightfoot on November 09, 2017, 12:42:09 PM
Update today, page 256 "Crash"
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Title: Pulse #257
Post by: Lightfoot on November 16, 2017, 11:32:17 AM
Update today, page 257 "All Night Long"
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Title: Re: Pulse Returns
Post by: rtpoe on November 17, 2017, 02:11:01 AM
Is that caffeine? It's hard to tell....
Title: Re: Pulse Returns
Post by: Lightfoot on November 17, 2017, 07:39:08 AM
Is that caffeine? It's hard to tell....

Yeah.  I asked on Tumblr what should be on her shirt, and that was a popular request for some reason.  It probably would have been easier to read at a time when her powers were temporarily gone (and she had small breasts).