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ChibiSilverWings, February 21st, 2014, 5:33 pm     Reply

Please turn on your sound to enjoy our (nearly) one-year anniversary gift!

Much of the credit goes to our intrepid Brit, Craig Bayfield for his excellent work coding it. He spent months trying to make this work and I'm so proud of the final product.

Gorgeous music track by Trish, and sprite work by Alexis. And myself on my usual writing, editing and perhaps a bit of a laugh? Who can say...

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Profpatsch, March 1st, 2014, 6:44 am     Reply

Maybe the text was a little slow, but this certainly is something.

Must have been a ton of work.

D3c3nd4n7, March 1st, 2014, 7:08 am     Reply

Nice work on the interactive video, total "thumbs up"

Jamsterbuggy, March 1st, 2014, 9:57 am     Reply

@Profpatsch: I think the text was slow for dramatic effect.

shylarah, March 1st, 2014, 12:09 pm     Reply

*flailing and keymashing ensue* Whose perspective was this? *goes back to look for clues!*

D3c3nd4n7, March 1st, 2014, 12:14 pm     Reply

@shylarah: think its curio's if u remember when they had the dream he was in chains

Mindsword2 (Guest), March 1st, 2014, 12:14 pm     Reply

Now to go back through the archives to figure out who this was.

Also, creepy jailer is creepy.

MoroseMoros, March 1st, 2014, 1:24 pm     Reply

You people need to stop raising the bar, or by the end of this you'll be building a whole game!

Hmm, I just heard the strangest sound, like a Flash animator having a sudden heart attack... Must be my imagination.

ChibiSilverWings, March 1st, 2014, 1:29 pm     Reply

@MoroseMoros: We must raise the bar ever higher! That's the plan! :D

Also everyone, I'm so glad you liked it!

D3c3nd4n7, March 1st, 2014, 1:31 pm     Reply

@MoroseMoros: D:.... well we better find someone to resuscitate them cause i cant wait for the next scene.

MoroseMoros, March 1st, 2014, 4:34 pm     Reply

@ChibiSilverWings: We need to get that bar so high that astronauts will be getting drunk! Although if the bar gets too high then "height" will lose its meaning somewhat in the endless vacuum of space. Also the bartender would have trouble pouring drinks in zero gravity.

@D3c3nd4n7: I'm sure he'll wake up soon, chained to the ceiling of a dark cave... No wait, that's just his bedroom.

Though, why does he have hand shackles attached to the ceiling of his bedroom? O_O

ChibiSilverWings, March 1st, 2014, 6:27 pm     Reply

@MoroseMoros: Well AMICAL has hand shackles attached to the ceiling of his bedroom. But those are for pleasure only :D

MoroseMoros, March 1st, 2014, 8:26 pm     Reply

@ChibiSilverWings: Oh, so Craig and Amical share a room? But there's only one bed... Ahh, I get it! I hope Craig doesn't mind an open relationship though, because Amical sure has been flirting with everyone else. :D

burningtyger, March 2nd, 2014, 1:01 am     Reply

. . . it might be any or none of these. Remember, the Circle (Amical Et al) spoke of "going back there" to get more seedlings. The seedling's voice sounded a bit like the one Craig provided for Tyler in the ask videos. This may be one of Tyler's memories, or perhaps a "backup" we haven't seen yet. The lady is likely "Alecto"— the one who we saw storing and chasing people.

ChibiSilverWings, March 2nd, 2014, 1:38 am     Reply

@MoroseMoros: Amical is in an open relationship with all the people and sentient non-people (this is World of Darkness after all, and there are lots of those) he can convince to join him in his decked out sex dungeon.

This is the part where you laugh and I go, "But really. That's canon."

ChibiSilverWings, March 2nd, 2014, 2:01 am     Reply

@burningtyger: A lot of fun ideas for people to think about here! I can neither confirm nor deny them for now :) But I do like "Alecto" as a temporary name for our mystery lady. Keeps the Greek theme nicely!

burningtyger, March 2nd, 2014, 8:25 am     Reply

@ChibiSilverWings: Yes, ever since that crazy madwoman showed up in the early stages of the game I needed something to call her, so I went for the name of one of the Erynyes(Furies). Alecto means "implacable or unceasing anger." Another point in favor of this being Tyler's memory, BTW, is the subject's being HUNG FROM THE CEILING. "Let's get 'em , Hangy!" But as you said, you can neither confirm nor deny.

fan (Guest), March 2nd, 2014, 7:24 pm     Reply

I think the boy is Curio, because in one of the previous flash chapters you could see him being chained up while Tyler stabs the woman from the beginning. Just my guess though. It could be Billy too, or Ken. Who knows?XD

burningtyger, March 2nd, 2014, 9:33 pm     Reply

@fan: On second listen, it does sound about right for a boy of Curio's age.

Don Quixotes, March 3rd, 2014, 3:16 am     Reply

Yeah, I found the text verrrry slow. A way to get it to go quicker or just finish right away would be nice.

ChibiSilverWings, March 3rd, 2014, 5:17 am     Reply

@Don Quixotes: It's tricky in this case, I didn't want slower readers to have to fully replay if they missed something, but I know auto fill text like this can be harder on people who read faster.

At the moment Craig's coding skills just learned how to do this auto typing text and having a button to scroll it faster or just post it in a block is a bit beyond us coding-wise at current.

I wanted this part to FEEL very different from the "normal" part of the story, not just change in perspective but the feel of the text and the flow. And I think we were able to achieve that, and if I had just had Craig do our usual arrow click through for text blocks, I don't think we would have been able to use music or capture this "differentness" as well.

Since this is a really new format for us, there's still a lot of tweeks to be made, and hopefully we can figure out something to make it a little bit easier for people who read faster. And hopefully, even if it was slow, you enjoyed some of the other parts. :) We'll keep working on making things better, it's just baby steps for now as we learn new techniques.

244hole (Guest), March 4th, 2014, 2:47 am     Reply

@D3c3nd4n7: It's Cypher.The woman is wearing the same cloths the woman from p.g. 4, prologue with Cypher's outline.
Also, on another note,there is this thing where you can click the speech bubble and the rest of the words will appear so fast & slow readers can keep up with the text at their own pace.

Guest, March 5th, 2014, 12:24 am     Reply

@ChibiSilverWings: Don't worry about it. Frankly the slower speed indeed contributed to the feel, and you need to do what works best for you right now. I expect we'll be hearing this "Song of Melancholy" again some time...

burningtyger, March 5th, 2014, 12:30 am     Reply

@Guest: (That was me.) And D3c,you may well be right, but don't be too sure of yourself. Remember, we've just learned the world is made of paper. Nothing is solid.

@ChibiSilverWings As for the madwoman, she's a demented child, that's what she is- as was whoever voiced her at that moment; I doubt such sincerity of voice is possible without method acting.. . .

ChibiSilverWings, March 6th, 2014, 12:06 am     Reply

@burningtyger: You callin' me names tyger? Don't upset the overlords!

burningtyger, March 9th, 2014, 8:29 pm     Reply

@ChibiSilverWings: I never said it was a bad thing! It's like Seal says. Besides, every artist is a bit crazy in his or her own way, as we see the world a bit differently than everyone else.

burningtyger, March 19th, 2014, 11:09 pm     Reply

I set these words to the tune:

ChibiSilverWings, March 20th, 2014, 4:11 am     Reply

@burningtyger: Wow neat! Any chance you have a lyrics transcription for it? I'm having some slight trouble making out some of the words and I'd love to know what they are!

burningtyger, March 20th, 2014, 4:01 pm     Reply

@ChibiSilverWings: Sure. Honestly I'm still getting the hang of this mike. Here they are

I find myself all alone, standing here in blackness, With nothing surrounding
me; I see no hope in sight. And it seems my heart sings a song of
melancholy, wondering, wondering where is the light? Where am I ?Where
is this place? Is there hope still for me?

SilverDruid, March 29th, 2014, 6:15 pm     Reply

Is this creepy? Nah! Terrifying?
...I may need a change of pants.

Great job! I maybe inspired to make a fan character for this.

ChibiSilverWings, March 29th, 2014, 6:47 pm     Reply

@SilverDruid: Thanks so much! And oh please do! Tell us about it later, we'd love to hear!

We're hoping to do a livestream about new World of Darkness/Mage character making some time after we're done with wedding stuff and that might be helpful if you've not done anything in White Wolf systems before. Though honestly no experience in that is required for a morphE OC :)

Alexis_Royce, March 29th, 2014, 7:00 pm     Reply

@SilverDruid: *Slides over* Did I hear character creation being mentioned?

If you're interested in using the WoD rules, there's a quickstart here:

And you can make your character sheet here:

If you make a character, I'd love to hear about them later!

Evil Eye, April 5th, 2014, 7:12 pm     Reply

This comic went from interesting to nightmare town on a dime. Color me intrigued.

burningtyger, May 9th, 2014, 3:29 pm     Reply

Hmmm.. could "Alecto" be the Laughing Lady? If so that bodes quite ill...

Voidwolf (Guest), February 5th, 2015, 4:08 pm     Reply

Why it's obvious which character's perspective it is.

It's yours.

You've just forgotten...