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02 February 2007 @ 11:20 am
I've taken a stab at Karolina fanart. This is, in fact, my second try. The lineart on the first was decent enough, but the coloring left quite a lot to be desired. So, Nicky vs. LSD, Round 2:

I've had this picture in my head since Karolina first went off-world, ohhh...a year ago? It just strikes me that she was dropped headfirst into not one, but TWO cultures she was completely ignorant of. On top of that, the Majesdanian mode of dress (which I think is BRILLIANT. I love that it's so stark, since the people themselves provide the colorful ornamentation) must call up painful and unpleasant memories of her parents. If I were in her situation, I know I'd be less than thrilled about dressing like them, for lack of any other options. More and more, the Pride's legacy is becoming an issue for the Runaways; poor K just had her face shoved in it earlier than Chase or Victor.

I also imagine that it must have been a BITCH to get the Majesdanian faction to accept her as any sort of leader, what with her parents being the ones who SOLD THEM OUT, and all...I would do all kinds of fanart if anyone ever wrote that fic (not that I've ever read Runaways fanfic, because I fear fandoms, but I would if someone pointed me towards a story along these lines).

The actual lights turned out better than I'd hoped, although it's still not QUITE what Strain is doing. I honestly think that she just abuses the fuck out of her dodge tool. That's all I really did. Time consuming, but rather pretty in the end. Of course, if there's a shortcut, I'd love to hear it...

Reflecting the light on her clothes was a stone bitch. Do you have any idea how hard it is to figure out shadows when the light source is coming from EVERY CONCEIVEABLE DIRECTION? Stone bitch.

But I am so pleased with myself.

Crossposted to my personal journal.
Current Mood: accomplished
currently unsupervisedclayin on February 2nd, 2007 04:44 pm (UTC)
Absolutely gorgeous picture.
Karolina: get outta hereburningpainting on February 3rd, 2007 02:03 am (UTC)
Thank you ^__^ I'm not through being pleased with myself yet!
Teddy Altman: funteddyaltman on December 15th, 2008 04:42 am (UTC)
Hey, it's clayin again! Just in an RP journal ;)

Are you still interested in playing Karolina? Because we're in need of one over in marvel_mansion, and I remembered having fun with you over in ya_rpg. Swing by if you're interested!
Karolinaburningpainting on December 15th, 2008 06:37 pm (UTC)
You know, that could be fun! How much of a cast do you guys have? If I remember right, part of the difficulty was having three or four characters and having to NPC everyone else.
Teddy Altmanteddyaltman on December 15th, 2008 09:31 pm (UTC)

We have a freaking HUUUUUUUUUGE cast. We have tons of players, and most people play several different characters, so it's less of a matter of NPCing and more of a matter of finding out who's playing the character you want to bounce off of. We've even got some really obscure characters.

The timeline's a bit different than in the comics, though -- here's a link to all of the Karolina posts. Everyone here is really friendly and totally willing to explain all of the differences in the timeline.
Karolinaburningpainting on December 15th, 2008 09:45 pm (UTC)
Ohh, okay. I didn't realize this would be picking up where another player had left off. That's a bit tricky, especially since she played third-person-present and I'm third-person-past all the way. Is that frowned upon?

It looks like the last thing she was involved in was turning Xavin down. So the actual Runaways stoyline involving Karolina hasn't really progressed past the beginning of stint off-planet? Or have later posts just not been tagged? I don't even see what decision was made as far as leaving earth with Xavin.

Also, Gert is still alive, and the Runaways are a little more integrated with the main Marvel U. I'm cool with both, I'd just like to know if there are certain character expectations/relationships.

Sorry to ask so many questions, I've just never replaced someone before.
Teddy Altmanteddyaltman on December 16th, 2008 12:50 am (UTC)
Oh, you don't need to worry about the different writing styles, no one expects you to adopt third-person-present if you prefer third-person-past (most of the people I interact with tend to use third-past as well).

No, the actual Runaways storyline hasn't progressed very far -- they got caught up in this universe's version of Civil War, where all underaged heroes were being hunted down, and teamed up with the Young Avengers and the New X-Men to kick some ass. Then they stayed with Xavier for awhile before scampering back to the west coast when the zombies hit, and then Victor got his villain-switch triggered, so they had to deal with that. The meeting-Xavin post is actually a precursor to ALL of the Runaways heading into outer space for an Annihilation-like plot, along with a handful of other heroes.

Nooooo problem answering questions. The pre-you Karolina tag is really just to give you an idea of what came before so that you're not horribly lost. I totally get where you're coming from with the "ackk, replacing someone!" thing, I replaced the last Teddy and had to scramble a bit to catch up on the Young Avenger information since the YA here is a larger team than it is in the comics.

If you want to talk about it on AIM or something, I'm totally up for that too. I'm chirospasm22.
Teddy Altmanteddyaltman on December 16th, 2008 12:54 am (UTC)
Oh, yeah! I forgot to say that the last post isn't a completed scene, it sort of died in the middle. So a decision about whether or not to leave with Xavin hasn't been reached yet.
Karolinaburningpainting on December 16th, 2008 04:35 am (UTC)
That all sounds pretty doable! And I'm not gonna lie, the Xavin player really seems to have their shit together, and that's a huge draw for a K/X fan like myself ^__^

I'm busy tomorrow night, but I'll have all of Wednesday evening to check out the application process and throw something together. If you can think of anything relevant that I should really know (or if any of the other players want to swing by this thread and clue me in on stuff) I'd love to hear more. I'll read up as much backstory as I can, but I didn't see any of that Annihilation stuff in the tags. I guess the previous player wasn't involved?

I've missed RPing Karolina, but the recent direction of the comics has sort of killed any grasp I had on her character. Regressing to post-Whedon could be a lot of fun!
Karolinaburningpainting on December 16th, 2008 04:36 am (UTC)
Oh, and thanks for the AIM handle! I was out tonight, but I might hit you up Weds!
currently unsupervisedclayin on December 16th, 2008 04:58 am (UTC)
*links Xavin's player to the thread ^_^*

Not much of the Annihilation plot has happened yet -- we're still in the beginning stages yet, so you haven't missed too much. I think the main things that are relevant can be found either under the Karolina tag or the Runaways tag.

Here's a link to the application post, so you don't have to go and hunt it down.
Cassie Langmagnetlips on February 2nd, 2007 07:01 pm (UTC)
Hm, fanart for that fic? I think I can do that once my life calms down a bit. Especially considering this fanart makes me go "oooooh"
Karolina: human girlburningpainting on February 3rd, 2007 02:03 am (UTC)
I will love you for the next indeterminate time period. And also contribute fanart once my life decides to calm down as well ^-^
shemalien on December 16th, 2008 05:21 am (UTC)

I'm Jo, and I'm the Xavin player over on marvel_mansion. clayin pointed me in your direction and I'm saying hi.

Also, if you'd like, we could do a scene together if you do decide to apply. I've been itching for a good Karolina so I'm pretty excited by even the prospect of getting one.

Nice to meet you!
Karolinaburningpainting on December 16th, 2008 05:14 pm (UTC)
Nice to meet you, Jo! I'm Nicky.

I'd very much like to do a scene with you! We could do a thread here in this LJ, or over IM if you prefer. I've been in games that accepted chat-logs before, but I'm not certain if that's a norm at [Unknown LJ tag]. I didn't see any examples of it, but I admit that I haven't looked past many LJ cuts.

So, where did Karolina and Xavin end up? It doesn't look like their relationship had really taken off before the other player left. Had she/he established anything with you or Nico that I should know about?

In case you can't tell, I adore K & Xavin them as a couple ~_^ I panic every time they start to fight! They had an odd basis for a relationship, but they're trying to make something genuine out of it. Or at least that's how I see it. There might be a wee bit of self-delusion on K's part, but Xavin seems honestly infatuated.

Looking forward to playing with you!
shemalien on December 16th, 2008 07:46 pm (UTC)
Either or is fine with me. ^__^ My AIM is RedMoonPrinny. And everything, will be easier to explain over AIM except for the basics, which I can go over here.

And yeah, we can do a chat log, as long as we do it in post format. IE, third person, with full sentences and stuff. No meta, obviously. ;)

The K/X thread kinda fizzled out, what I was thinking if you did apply we could sort of do the app as a bunch of scenes during said Magical Spacey Journey, and even pull in the other Runaways. The original plan was since Karolina had been taken before, that the Runaways in this universe wouldn't let Xavin just waltz off with her. S/he'd agree to them coming along, but wouldn't take the hatchling (Molly) because it IS dangerous. So Molly will be with Thor being baby sat while the Runaways are in space.

So we'd actually have a chance to show some of the stuff that went on with the courting more or less.

And I'm a K/X fan too, they are very, very cute together. Heh, even when they argue, though the new writer is making me want to hurt things. I did love that one line in the Whedon run though... "You're doing that thing I dislike!"

If we do it over the journal, the sample stuff, we can get everyone in on it... at least I hope, and then you'll get a chance to interact with our other Runaways.

Though we are still down a Nico. *sigh*

Oh, love the art, btw! Very nice!
Karolinaburningpainting on December 16th, 2008 11:42 pm (UTC)
That is a fantastic idea! As if the idea of an arranged marriage isn't awkward enough, the entire crew gets to watch over their shoulders. I mean that without the slightest hint of sarcasm.

I'll be available tomorrow night, I'll poke you on AIM. My handle is YamiVampire. We can hammer some things out and do a test run. Group chat on IM has some very serious text limits, or I'd suggest getting the other Runaways in on it. As much as I'd like to play with them, it's probably best to save any Teeangers!In!Space! RP for the actual game.
shemalien on December 17th, 2008 01:33 am (UTC)
Yeah, it's the teenagers!in!space that stands to get pretty interesting too. I'll also be around tomorrow, so yes, hit me up and we shall talk! :D

I can't wait.
Karolinaburningpainting on December 16th, 2008 05:15 pm (UTC)
Although apparently I can't do a community tag. Oops.