The smiling giantess in back is the Alaerin who is the 'single soldier' the system is built around, and figures in front are the Humans crew. Lounging on the Alaerin's arm is the sometimes-sultry leg gunner. The soldier getting the giant bunny ears is the too-serious enginieer and comminications technician. Rounding out the crew are the shoulder gunner, and the rear gunner--the rear gunner being only guy in this particular crew. (Heh. You're the Rear Gunner." Oh, grow up, arleady.")
The giant elfin aliens known are the Alaereen were created by Durendal I'm just goofing off in his universe...
All the art you produced for legacy made me awfully happy back when you did it. Looking through it again, I am honored that anybody enjoyed or was inspired by the material as much as to spend as much time with it as you did.
I was addle-brained as it gets on anti-depressants the last time we spoke, and I have no real recollection beyond remembering we were arguing over something, and that I was probably a complete jackass, and disrespected you in a way I really shouldn't have towards someone who spent as much time as you doing something that made my life at the time a little less miserable.
This isn't some, "Oh please come back and do more of it," post or anything, I just think I've owed you an apology for a few years too long.
Well, hope you're feeling better these days...
...And I don't recall you being a jackass. I left because I was fed up with arguments themselves. (Which were becoming constant, and were as much with rsc619 and shazzlnet as with you). The actual details that you (collectively) established about the setting just seemed too inconsistent with each other, and were irreconcilable with what drew me to the setting in the first place. My departure may have been an angry one, but it was probably unavoidable...
And really, that was pretty justifiable, I'm starting to recall the nature of some of them; and a lot of those criticisms you leveled I eventually adopted. But criticism isn't something that an eighteen year old knows how to take terribly well...shiiiet, it's hard to believe that was all so long ago. Either way I suppose it's moot. Much of what the setting was back then I've simply disposed of over the years when I realized just what you've said. It was inconsistent crap, all tacked ontop of itself because I was too stubborn to throw out anything to reconcile it. I like to think I've learned from those mistakes, but perhaps it's not for me to judge that.
I've been watching your work since, but have been kinda nervous about commenting on anything because our parting was, as you said, an angry one; and I perceive other people to hold grudges far longer than I do myself.
If you're at all interested in returning to some cordial relationship, I'd be pleased to try and mend things between us more fully. If instead you'd prefer we simply continue to keep a polite distance, I'd understand that completely.
I suppose that's sort of a lax comment, but I just don;t know what else to say. I could say it again maybe.
Pure. Epic. Win.
its so happy-go-lucky looking! XD