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by StellarOrb
Mon Mar 23, 2015 1:08 am
Forum: WiP: NaNoRenO
Topic: Murder Express [Suspense][KN][NaNoRenO 2015]
Replies: 28
Views: 4327

Re: Murder Express [Suspense][KN][NaNoRenO 2015]

Thank you for all the positive responses and support. By the way, Elise wins the poll for cutest character with 50% of the vote (6 votes)! Minori and Owain split the remaining votes with 42% for Minori (5 votes) and 8% to Owain (1 vote). If we learned anything from this, Elise and Minori are amazing...
by StellarOrb
Mon Mar 23, 2015 12:22 am
Forum: WiP: NaNoRenO
Topic: Murder Express [Suspense][KN][NaNoRenO 2015]
Replies: 28
Views: 4327

Re: Murder Express [Suspense][KN][NaNoRenO 2015]

Remember, always...
by StellarOrb
Sun Mar 15, 2015 4:27 am
Forum: WiP: NaNoRenO
Topic: Murder Express [Suspense][KN][NaNoRenO 2015]
Replies: 28
Views: 4327

Re: Murder Express [Suspense][KN][NaNoRenO 2015]

Aaaaaand Elise sprite is done, only Owain's left. Nice work. As for me, the writing + initial programming is about 50% done. We stalled a bit earlier on, so we're only slightly behind schedule. It's definitely nothing we can't make up for. Although, I might outsource a few scenes to my brother (als...
by StellarOrb
Wed Mar 11, 2015 11:36 pm
Forum: Anime, Games, and Japan
Topic: Anime and Ethics: Horrible Work Conditions In the Industry
Replies: 14
Views: 2923

Re: Anime and Ethics: Horrible Work Conditions In the Indust

Anyway, for the work hours... it's not only for anime industry... It's also has been a long and widely known problem in Japan. I don't know if it's because lack of regulation... but even in regular office, it's normal to work 10-16 hours a day (and that considered normal, not over-time work) from M...
by StellarOrb
Wed Mar 11, 2015 9:15 pm
Forum: Anime, Games, and Japan
Topic: Anime and Ethics: Horrible Work Conditions In the Industry
Replies: 14
Views: 2923

Re: Anime and Ethics: Horrible Work Conditions In the Indust

Naruto is huge worldwide. $138,240 for the animation is nothing. I almost forgot- remember just how many still images and re-used frames/animations are used in anime. That would kick the price down a massive step. So it's definitely possible to increase artist wages without sacrificing too much of ...
by StellarOrb
Wed Mar 11, 2015 9:03 pm
Forum: Anime, Games, and Japan
Topic: Anime and Ethics: Horrible Work Conditions In the Industry
Replies: 14
Views: 2923

Re: Anime and Ethics: Horrible Work Conditions In the Indust

That's pretty crazy. If this is the case, even as more animes are changing to be more and more similar to each other, is it that the price of making an anime is just unsustainable, or is there some kind of shady business practices going on by the higher ups that just rip off the artists working on ...
by StellarOrb
Wed Mar 11, 2015 8:14 pm
Forum: Anime, Games, and Japan
Topic: Anime and Ethics: Horrible Work Conditions In the Industry
Replies: 14
Views: 2923

Re: Anime and Ethics: Horrible Work Conditions In the Indust

Wow, that's just awful. No one should ever accept working for next to nothing in any profession. This is just flat-out labour exploitation. Would you happen to know which studios treat their employees (comparatively) better than others (by comparison)? I think from now on, I'll support those studio...
by StellarOrb
Wed Mar 11, 2015 7:18 am
Forum: WiP: NaNoRenO
Topic: Murder Express [Suspense][KN][NaNoRenO 2015]
Replies: 28
Views: 4327

Re: Murder Express [Suspense][KN][NaNoRenO 2015]

Poor Owain... nobody thinks he's the cutest. Wow, 71% in Elise's favor! I didn't expect that at all- Minori seemed to be getting much more attention. Allow me to be honest and transparent- the writing and art is going well, but Murder Express might not happen. There's been some tension within the te...
by StellarOrb
Wed Mar 11, 2015 4:12 am
Forum: Anime, Games, and Japan
Topic: Anime and Ethics: Horrible Work Conditions In the Industry
Replies: 14
Views: 2923

Anime and Ethics: Horrible Work Conditions In the Industry

Hi all, So recently, I've come across a collection of articles and blog posts centered around the work conditions for artists in the anime industry, mostly centered on the account of an American (the first American to ever to work in a major anime studio) who traveled to Japan to fulfill his dream o...
by StellarOrb
Tue Mar 10, 2015 12:44 am
Forum: WiP: NaNoRenO
Topic: Murder Express [Suspense][KN][NaNoRenO 2015]
Replies: 28
Views: 4327

Re: Murder Express [Suspense][KN][NaNoRenO 2015]

Nekobako wrote: Um, your link doesn't quite work properly :( It goes straight to the results. It can be fixed by removing the /r at the end of the URL, though! Just thought I'd let you know.

I put my vote in :>
Fixed! Thank you for letting me know.
by StellarOrb
Mon Mar 09, 2015 7:55 pm
Forum: WiP: NaNoRenO
Topic: Murder Express [Suspense][KN][NaNoRenO 2015]
Replies: 28
Views: 4327

Re: Murder Express [Suspense][KN][NaNoRenO 2015]

Oh gosh, I love Minori's design!! Elise is a cutie. Looking forward to this. Minori is so cute! I'm not surprised Elise volonteers to protect her :lol: I like Elise especially. I mean she's so tiny, but she really looks like she'd roll you if you pissed her off! XD Minori's hair is super cute >o< I...
by StellarOrb
Mon Mar 09, 2015 1:18 am
Forum: WiP: NaNoRenO
Topic: Murder Express [Suspense][KN][NaNoRenO 2015]
Replies: 28
Views: 4327

Re: Murder Express [Suspense][KN][NaNoRenO 2015]

Yay! The artwork is totally coming along. Amazing job, .usa! The writing is really fun, too. I can't wait to show it off! Gosh, those are some super-cute characters :3 I like Elise especially. I mean she's so tiny, but she really looks like she'd roll you if you pissed her off! XD Yeah, she'd totall...
by StellarOrb
Thu Mar 05, 2015 6:36 pm
Forum: WiP: NaNoRenO
Topic: Murder Express [Suspense][KN][NaNoRenO 2015]
Replies: 28
Views: 4327

Re: Murder Express [Suspense][KN][NaNoRenO 2015]

Extremely important question: as an individual with HDIS (Hand-Drawing Impairment Syndrome), I want to know if the characters in the final art will have fingers, or whether they will continue to have stumpy blobs. Because there's nothing wrong with stumpy blobs! At least... I hope there's nothing w...
by StellarOrb
Mon Sep 01, 2014 11:00 pm
Forum: Old Threads (– September 2014)
Topic: Artist for hire! (FREE LOGOS & LANDING PAGE/WEBSITE)
Replies: 24
Views: 4724

Re: Artist for hire! (pixel/cg/graphics/sprites) (full for n

Do you offer BG art? I pretty much have the character art for my projects completely covered, but I'm looking for somebody to draw the backgrounds, with no success.
by StellarOrb
Sun Aug 31, 2014 3:43 am
Forum: Anime, Games, and Japan
Topic: Is anime on its death bed?
Replies: 20
Views: 3563

Is anime on its death bed?

I'm not sure how much longer I'm going to be an anime fan... It's getting harder and harder to find something that's worthwhile. I watched No Game No Life recently, and while it was pretty decent, I feel like it didn't bring anything new, and had to resort to otaku pandering like every other anime i...