Added 2 new A* comics:Since I'm not trying to squeeze the episode 5 movie into a sub-10MB Flash file, I get to indulge in one of my favorite effects: long multi-stage fade-outs! Here's an unused alternate version of the fadeout that will come after what is, in the dailies, Episode 5, Daily 51:|
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Originally-originally, Selenis was going to end by looking down at the ship's hull, since that's what she's about to "cut open." I think her straight-ahead look is more arresting, though, so instead I'm having her look down first, then straight ahead (is she breaking the 4th wall? OMG!). The version that will be in the final animation keeps her staring ahead throughout the entire Cheshire Cat-ish fadeout, but then I got to thinking maybe I should have her lower her gaze right before it goes black, to show some humanity or something. And I want her to have that, but in the end the straight-ahead fadeout was smoother and much more powerful, so I went with that, and preserved this alternate version for todays news post, huzzah!