Wilson Kane wins a fortune and his future bride at a game of dice from the former pirate Balthasar. When he decides to go and get the girl, the pirate way, by kidnapping her, not only he finds out that she is more than a pirate could ever want from a wife... but that she has 4 identical sisters as well.
This discovery hits him when his men, who were supposed to help him out, each kidnaps a different girl... and none of them gets the right one! But Wilson Kane wants the girl he had met and no one else! Luckily for him it will be the girl herself to solve his problem and put an end to his dilemma...
a solution that will eventually fling her into a new way of life, aboard the Alidivento, across the Mediterranea sea!
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Tuesday, August 31, 2010
I am going to put polls in the sidebar (since the Fan Art poll also ended).
For Foxy's contest... we have 3 entries:
Dress A You can get a better look here
Dress B You can get a better look here
Dress C You can get a better look here
Our Friend Boys-In-Love already won (as she was the only participant) thanks to this beauty here, in the category ARTISTS for the Draw your Wilson Kane contest. So you can ask anything you want from me (except for my kidneys cuz they are no good, I'm telling ya! ahr ahr ahr).
Now... for the NON ARTISTS category... we have soooo many entries!
I need to figure out a way to make a poll!
In the meantime... vote for the Fox and vote for Fickle <_3_>___l
Monday, August 30, 2010
My colleague gave me an interesting idea, today, during our tea break (we were actually working on a story, over tea break, ha haha so much for a break!)... and I am going to pick his brain very often on this because he is very good at coming up with ideas and creates very cool t-shirts.
I think this would be interesting and will widen the range of drawings I dedicated to this comic, so far.
Sunday, August 29, 2010
Flash Cassandra dress up doll by ~Dedasaur on deviantART
There she is, our bottomless pit of hunger and lies! Ain't she pretty? No wonder the Doc likes her.
Saturday, August 28, 2010
flash Josh Habel dress up doll by ~Dedasaur on deviantART
Friday, August 27, 2010
Tomorrow I'll post some little chibi drawings. I watched Amadeus today! That movie is soooo darn good and Mozart makes me see pink and cute stuff... like pink elephants even though I don't drink and don't get drunk ahahahahaha.
I finally turned this drawing into a wallpaper so, for the Kes and Wes fan, you can finally change the old one with the new one, if you want to.
Also, this morning, I opened Tumblr to realize... you can recommend the blog into a specific category: comics!
I mostly talk about Balthasar on that too because... well I connected the FB page to twitter and twitter fo tumblr so only Balthasar goes around (because what ends up on tumblr comes back on my FB personal account LOL - so I spam myself a lot too).
But if you use it and want to recommend it here's the link: http://www.tumblr.com/directory/recommend/comics/dedasaur
Don't waste the buck on the pirate sticker, no matter how cool it looks! Everybody puts sticker and then they never stand out LOL.
...now Deda has to figure out how to have this thing fit in the page with the other wallpapers... mhhhh....
BTW the comic is coming along pretty well and we'll have a Pifo Special this week too, because I am sure you miss Rose... what do you mean: who is Rose? Ha ha ha ha...
Ah, remember: Wilson Kane and Foxy contests are about to end... and we already have to dialogues entrances in the Pillow talks contest.
Thursday, August 26, 2010
I doodled this thing last night, it was past my bedtime and my friend was telling me I was not being a good kid staying up so late: pas sage! (she says in French).
You can see that all I had in mind was my bed. ZZZZZZZ
But then I realized: Hey, these things could have dialogue and it would be nice to listen to some pillow talk.
So what do you say we do that: You come up with dialogues for this illustration and I'll put the winner in and post it in the comic - with credits - and as usual there's always a give away drawing.
Of course I have my own idea of what they might be saying to each other but I am not going to spoil this for you.
We'll play with this 'till the end of September. I'll make sure to remind you often. Your answer MUST be posted here, in the comments (if you cannot post cuz you don't have an ID you can always email tynstudios(at)gmail.com
What say you, Fickle? --- Why is this lizard always around when I type?
<_3_>___l can I write porn, spit? Why am I never in the pictures? Spit.
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
There we have, our fabulous pirate couple! Wilson Kane and his wife!
In this chapter - chapter six - we see poor Kane go evil on the people around him and yes, you don't want to be on his wrong side when he is like that. Mh, now the evil mood is actually... his normal state =_=" which doesn't make him very likeable.
But why should I pick a nice guy for my protagonist, isn't that like a shortcut, the easy way out? Writing about the perfect man, always so charming and sexy and kind and gallant and... whatever, like that stuff does exist! Men are men and women are women, perfection is not of this world!
The guy is pretty nuts, that's what makes him fun! People are made of flesh and bones and no matter how hot a guy or a girl might look... they have imperfections too.
Kane is moody but we kinda knew that, didn't we?
The cheerful and smiling Wilson Kane, that's outside of the norm and that's why the guys need to act quick: the cheerful and smiling Kane cut them some slack! Who wouldn't want him like that all the time, then? Go, guys, do something! Not out of your own generosity (who cares if the dude is happy?) but for your own good and out of sheer selfishness... here, out of the goodness of your hearts: be happy, we'll be happier too. Yeah!
So the funny and happy Wilson Kane only came to be when Castalia arrived.
Some people are meant to be there for us, to sooth us. Sometimes they just have to stand there, right next to you. I have a friend like this... whenever I feel agitated I just go see her. I don't even have to vent my frustration... she just grins and goes: gupi, what have you been up to? Let's have some tea and talk.
She just irradiates positive energy.
I wish I were that kind of person... I'm the one who makes you giggle all the time. I don't know how good that is hahahahaha.
Now, Kane and Castalia vibrate next to each other. They calm each other down by a lot... which kinda takes the funkiness out of the girl and the moodiness out of the guy. Until they find a way to get a perfect balance and energize each other.
Because they feel so calm, when they are together, they act with extreme familiarity since the very beginning and they let each other do all kinds of stuff to the other... for example... Kane doesn't mind to have his face touched because he knows the girl would not take the mask off.
Castalia is the kind of girl who does not ask questions, she thinks that people have their reasons to do what they do, so she sits around and waits.
This will develop into a supreme bond of trust. Interferences to this perfect balance could have painful outcomes.
Fickle, you are out of the picture this time...
<_3_>___l "Fickle doesn't mind, Castalia feeds him. Spit. Vote for Fickle"
I've just learned about his passing away last Tuesday and honestly am still in shock. I was looking forward to his next movie Yume-Miru Kikai. I love robots! . The source of the news is ANN a famous website dedicated to Japanese comics and animation and a reliable one. I still hope this is not true because he was only 47.
His surreal storytelling and great sense of humor always made him my very favorite Japanese contemporary director! Miyazaki fans, don't get me wrong, I like most of Miyazaki's production but not the whole thing. He is not consistent to me and I have to confess that I like the old production better, it was more intuitive (I still love him, though, Spirited Away is one of my favorite movies of all times). But Kon was my favorite.
When it comes to his work I have not found a single thing which I haven't loved from the bottom of my heart... plus I do prefer things that make me think while laughing and his timing is much tighter especially on line delivery! His dialogues are full of subtext and they are very musical. I am a story person after all, after I'm stunned by visual, the first time, I get stuck on story and other things. The themes he touched were closed to my heart too.
Every time something like this happens... I feel a bit orphan.
Let's pass onto happier things. ^__^
Elianthos went on a rampage, while I went on a rampage hahahahaha.
So you'll get 2 more illustration from her, today!
Of course don forget to visit her Deviant Art account and leave a nice feedback message for her.
Here's Foxy with a little bit of Lio....
And Cat with much more of Feetsie, so much more that... eer... DA wants Mature Audience tag for nipples, even if it's artistic nude.
If you click on elianthos name at the beginning of the post, you can reach her uncensored Live Journal page and won't have to deal with tags in DA.
Fickle is to shy to comment these but he likes the green one!
<_*_>___l --- Foooo greeen!
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Our friend Foxy has a perfect nurse all for himself, now, doesn't he? hahahahha
So he feels pampered... loved... protected and healthy! He has to, right? I don't think Lio would let it be otherwise.
He's a lucky fella, so nicely taken care of by a sweet wolf in lamb's clothing such as Lio. Will she find a way to his smile? Who knows...
They are the youngest couple on board and act like cheesy teenagers at times but they are cute.
There will be a point where Lio feels pampered too and a very lucky girl.
And here's our last illustration for today...
Hey, it's about time we talked about how Pifo feels around the guys he likes.
What's the adjective I am looking for? Joyful, cheerful... happy...
Yup, he definitely feels gay and gay the right way! I feel gay around him too, because he makes me laugh so much and keeps me happy.
Why shouldn't he feel gay, right? It's like he died and went to gay and women's Heaven: the ship is packed with juicy looking pirates! They are nice to him! They are friendly with him... they go to the bathroom with him... eventually take a bath with him... naked... he sees everything... measures everything... compares... (Pifo let's trade place!)
Oooh it's enough to die of a nosebleed or a heart attack... or something else... yeah.
We will follow his gay adventures and be gay with him when he finally finds true love and puts an end to his much suffered unrequited love for Kane... and the Doctor... and a couple of other people - oh, all at the same time! Not one after the other. ^__^ - but mostly Kane and the Doctor will always be his true love, both of them (that's a good boy!).
What say you, Fickle?
Fickle says: <3>_l ---- (Fffffff, Kane is my pet! Vote for Fickle!)
Monday, August 23, 2010
It's called: you make me all flutter.
Aaah the butterfly effect was inspirational! ^___^
You can get the original here, add to favorites and leave a comment... elianthos never disappoint us! *_*
The fans are pretty strong in this doctor, mhhh! (Yoda says).
My reaction to it was totally WOOOOAH (I still am wooooahing a lot, in spite of the fact my co-workers giggle at me for going woooah every 4 and a half minutes.)
When I'll settle I'll give proper comment... maybe... wooooah!
Fickle, what say you?
Oh, thumbs up! Wait... do you even have thumbs?
I also got these pictures from our friend Perversion:
Here's her mobile phone.
... and here's her desktop.
As I keep saying... if you love the pirates, pirates love you back! I will look into a proper format for mobile desktops ^__^ gelaskins and everything you might be interested into. I'm open to suggestions.
I guess I also have to make a proper wallpaper with the "sleeping position" series too.
Sunday, August 22, 2010
Many of you had already noticed this from the very first chapters: Cat is branded on his forehead, that's why he wears a headband.
First one: Outside of danger everyone acts smart! (Fuori dal pericolo ognuno è bravo).
This is very old, so old that Italians don't know it. It's to be used when someone acts cool when commenting other people tribulations. "If I were you I'd be so kewl about it, man..." of course outside of the dangerous situations everybody talks talks... then you put them in the actual position and God knows what happens, right? Ha ha ha
Saturday, August 21, 2010
Friday, August 20, 2010
I gave birth to the cover of chapter 7 yesterday. The butterly effect... you might be able to laugh about after tomorrow's update ha ha ha.
After Love and Hate we MUST see Heaven and Hell, right?
Aaaw, another Kes and Wes cover, then finally Kane comes back to rule on the cover of chapter 8! Yes!
I've had a very Pifoesque dream last night... I shall find a way to put it on paper so we can all laugh about it!
Thursday, August 19, 2010
Hahahaha... Stupid jokes are funny, guys! The joke was on me, anyways: I wanted to make an animated gif... I did, but was huge! PS Animation makes heavy gifs hahahaha.
It's on Myspace.
My friend Juno recorded a couple of songs for me and I am planning to make a little project related to the Pirate Balthasar and her cd.
By now you know I am a sucker for old songs and bla bla... Deda you are so repetitive!
Okay, relax, listen to the beautiful song and tell me: aren't old song just soooo romantic? *_*
So in Love.mp3 by Tati Loire
Link to her myspace page in case the above link does not work because myspace sucks and it's got useless widjets!
In the meantime I was commissioned drawings and stuff but eating peanuts and listening to happy working songs really does not put you in the right mood.
I wanted to start 2 series of illustrations: 1) Too darn hot 2) Baby it's cold outside. (I'm always referring to old songs, I know hahaha)
I am starting with adjectives instead.
Somewhere, earlier on in this blog, I mentioned that I work with symbols and words to establish certain things - in order to be consistent.
So I use keywords and try to keep them in mind so that my story does not go out of track and each character follows his/her own arc without failing his/her karma! ;D
One of the adjectives I chose for Westley is euphoric.
It's the effect love has on his heart.
When people fall in love they can chemically react in different ways: some fall in a slump, other feel hunger and desire burning up and have this continuous longing expression on their face, other feels jumpy and all over the place, always tense.
To Westley life turns pink and he feels like smiling all the time.
Oh, and you will see him smile a lot. Even when things get tough and don't go as well as hoped, even in the utmost despair, while thinking "I'll never get the girl"... the moment Cassandra steps in he smiles and feels euphoric.
He'll smile after a fight, he'll smile if his heart aches, he'll smile even if things are going for the worst... he just cannot get the frigging grin off his face.
He would even smile with tears in his eyes! Ha ha ha.
This is coming from a guy who never did smile sincerely... 'till there was her.
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
To me this is still Lio dominating the game and wanting to be on top and pawning him down. She actually sleeps in the nude... but this drawing is going on the blog, on facebook and Deviant art and bla bla bla... so I sketched some lines around her so that she looks clothed and dropped some green in. Remove that and you have Lio.
Don't laugh... I know... he's got black underwear. He's emo, for God's sake, let him be! (I wanted to give him black bed sheet too but that would be too anachronistic LOL)
This is called an Excalibur position. It is said that people who likes to sleep in the oddest positions, when alone, will adapt and fit the other like a jigsaw puzzle the moment they get into a relationship. If the partner is like that as well you have the supreme Tetris champions of sleeping positions. No matter what: they'll find a way to grab each other with legs or arms and always be in contact and constant proximity.
We also see who's dominant here and who is dependent... an Excalibur couple is there to proof the World they are meant for each other and they are a match made in Heaven.
Monday, August 16, 2010
I had the story clear in mind but I did not think it was going to develop in something particularly detailed. I just wanted to tell the story.
As I started sketching the storyboards my relaxed mind abandoned me and "planning" took its place. Writing a story is like putting together a jigsaw puzzle, everything must fit in perfectly.
At one point I started adding structure and themes and working by adjective and adverbs and using symbols and call back and all that stuff... and then, one morning, I woke up and realized I had shifted in my bed.
I had been sleeping in fetal position for more than 4 years... why did that change? I started looking into that and found out a couple of books about sleeping positions, one of which by Evany Thomas, even takes the time to analyze love relationships through the positions of the lovers in bed.
That's when I decided to sketch my couples in their favorite sleeping positions, I pinned those on the wall and went ahead writing the story keeping in mind, visually, the kind of relationship they had. I was quite surprised at the outcome but... you know, it's exactly like when you write a free flow and a character tells you something about themselves you would never imagine.
For instance: Kane and Castalia both hate potatoes. Me? I cannot live without potatoes.
The position Kane and Castalia revealed is called "The honeymooners". Usually this is a position that lovers take when they first start going out and feel like they want to merge in one being, almost. Supposedly, after a few years, you give each other space, switch to a more serene position and even sleep back against back and feet against feet. There are couples, though, who don't shift and still manage to sleep in a very small space, even though they have a big King size bed after many years. They sleep on top of each other or all tangled up. This is because they are very dependent of each other and cannot bear to be apart.
It's the kind of relationship Kane and Castalia develop, that is mirrored in this position... even though they fight a lot, they cannot stay mad at each other and there is something too familiar and comfortable about the other. I call them a symbiotic couple! Ha ha ha
To me this is more of a light sleep position, maybe they even whisper to each other and answer automatically with "mhhh" and "uh-uh". Kane is a heavy guy, Castalia's leg might hurt, his arm might go numb. Still I have a feeling that, because they are symbiotic, they might move around a lot during the deep sleep and turn to find a more comfortable position. They might end up with him prone on her supine... I doubt they separate though.
Is this a healthy relationship? I don't know... to me... it's dangerous to be so dependent or addicted to each other.
Keep this idea in the back of your minds.
Cassandra and Westley came out in a "Spoon position".
Apparently this position is shared by people between their first and fifth year of marriage and symbolize a supreme bond based on trust (if you think about it... it's about having genitals pressed against buttocks). Eventually one thing to consider is that one member of the couple is more dependent of the other: the one hugging. In short the one facing away is a person that likes to be pursued and chased after and the one hugging is the pursuer... the one who cannot let go. The pursuer is then trying to hold back the partner by holding her/him in his/her arms.
So does that mean that Westley loves more? Probably not... who knows what's in Cassandra's heart!
Sleeping in this position, people seldom shift during the night... although our girl might turn around, at one point, and snuggle against the guy because her subconscious takes over and in sleep she is very honest.
Pretty interesting, eh? More will come! :D
These illustrations I called: song and dance.
In DA I attached the text of a song but, to be honest, I do listen to particular songs when I write the PB because they inspired a certain mood and ideas in the story.
Cat and Feetsie, at the moment, have a contemporary song called: you raise me up.
Originally, though, I had associated the couple with these songs:
Cat & Callista: Someone to watch over me.
Kane & Castalia: You are the top.
Westley & Cassandra: In the still of the night.
Foxy & Calliope: Let's do it
That makes one George Gershwin song and three Cole Porter songs.
Deda likes oldies? No, Deda has no knowledge whatsoever of music after 1940! I hear it on the radio and just does not stick into my head (some songs do, what people call "classics"... I know those) but if they do stick into my head, they don't stay very long.
I have some more Gershwin songs in mind and I think that Ira Gershwin (Georgie's brother) and Cole Porter have a fantastic way with words. How should we say... they have rhymes and reasons! Ha ha ha.
Anyways... if you have a song in mind (I know I have been suggested a few) let me know because they might inspire more drawings from me.
Actually I have received a commission for a Westley and Cassandra drawing which leads me to the next series of illustrations: Sleeping habits! :D
I am sorry for the Pifo and Pea fans. You'll have tons of Illustrations regarding their love life once their love story begins. Don't panic... Pifo in love turns into a beauty! He'll have very cute drawings and he deserves that.
Pea in love... is a lioness!
BTW Pifo's song is: S'wonderful
Josh's song is: At last
Pea's song is: The man I love
If you would like to actually listens to the tracks, let me know. I will look for them on the tube.
Sunday, August 15, 2010
So yesterday I was going to upload this illustration, the one I already posted on Smack Jeeves, so that today I could post the next one.
Friday, August 13, 2010
So this is roughly what is going to happen soon.
Cat fans... rise and shout!!! Meoooorrrwwww!
He is going to be quite the hero! A scene packed with action and lots of luuuuv!