Did you take a moment to stop by Damn It, Monkey!? Well, Act 1 of Episode 1, “I Like Martians” is up and ready to be read, like some sort of 7 minute cartoon waiting in comic form. Check it out, hopefully you see the waste of time as a pleasant diversion rather than a sinkhole of ennui.
One of the reasons I revived this was, upon reflecting on its last run, Damn It, Monkey! Just didn’t work the way I wanted it to. Ratboy works great as a serial, but this comic lost a lot as a serial. At its heart, it’s a parody, and the format needs retained as episodic in format.
Before rebooting it, I really deliberated on this one specific fact. How do I do a web comic that’s 30+ pages that need posted at a time? My schedule doesnt really allow me to churn these out as regularly as I’d like at this point. And so it occurred to me, why not post each episode in acts? I mean, any proper episode of something has three acts, and if I’ve done my job as a writer (I know I sometimes don’t quite hit that mark), then three acts it is.
Very soon – within a week or two (ideally! no promises) I’ll have act 1 of I Like Martians ready to go.
…No matter what Arby’s says about it.
Another fun tune from Meridian Knights.
There’s really not a lot to talk about here. Other than Schwa was named Schwa because their name was originally going to be *Annoyed Grunt* but I went with Schwa because it’s a bit subtler. So obviously it follows schwa sounds make its way into the title of the song.
The music is a bit more intense than your typical wood theme, but the idea of Schwa’s level is that they are literally hunting you throughout the entire stage. That’s the basis of what I was going for and it may not entirely fit but hey whatever.
Opening Stage Music to Meridian Knights. I’ve actually been sitting on this for a while, tinkering with intros and things of that nature — and all in all, I ended up going with something much simpler than what I intended. It’s probably better to not get too terribly involved with background video game music.
The trek back to Meridian at the beginning of the game spans a few short areas. Since it’s the first stage, I decided to have it reprise the main Meridian Knights theme. I know, I know I haven’t posted that, yet. But hey now you know the melody of it.
Visit my YouTube page for more Meridian Knights music and original chiptunes. Plus other stuff, I dont know.