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1-2: Priorities First

September 2nd, 2009, 12:00 am

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DO NOT TOUCH A CRUCIBLE WITH YOUR BARE HANDS!
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Reply Xiam, September 2nd, 2009, 12:03 am

That has nothing to do with anything, anyway. So, I should probably point out that he's using tongs here. I didn't really draw them very well - it's been years since I've actually held some chemistry tongs, and a Google Image search was only good enough to get the basic understanding of how to use it them with a crucible. Not how to actually HOLD them. Sooo yeah.

Anyway, so now we see a bit of the introvert in Gary. It's not that he's antisocial, it's just that he's really into alchemy.

And people get in the way of that.

I'd basically figured Gary and his little friend would be the dual sides to alchemy. Gary is largely the physical side, dealing with the practicality of transmutation and other such effects, while the imp is the spiritual side, trying to seek meaning in the Great Work. Ideally, a real alchemist should be BOTH, so I'm hoping ol' Gary gets it through his skull if he wants to really achieve anything.

Fonts used in this comic are more limited than Melody & Macabre. The title is a strange font I found here on Windows Vista called AR ESSENCE, and the dialogue and copyright are simply Arial. I'm considering making a home-brewed font for the dialogue, to give it a personal touch. If anybody knows any really good free font makers, let me know.

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Reply jesse1314 (Guest), September 2nd, 2009, 12:14 am

so far so good ^^

Reply undrwaterfriend, September 2nd, 2009, 12:23 am

In the meantime... ready made fonts? This is my all time favorite font site: http://www.dafont.com/
I use it for work and entertainment, all the time. I really like it because I can filter search results by license e.g. Public Domain/ Gnu GPL, Free, Free for personal use, Donationware, Shareware, Demo and Unknown.

DA Font has a section on font creation programs, but they all, in my experience, either cost money or aren't really what I'm looking for.

It's been a few months since I've rummaged around on SourceForge for a good font creation program, I'll take another look before I fall asleep.

Reply Xiam, September 2nd, 2009, 3:16 am

Ehhh... I'd considered that, but then I thought... if I ever want to go ahead and sell my comics, people might be all grumpy that I'm using their fonts or whatever.

I'm paranoid like that.

Reply kuroi_hitsuji, September 2nd, 2009, 4:58 am

It's fine. I dont read for fonts. XD
anyway I really pity this guy. no social life, eh? XD

Reply undrwaterfriend, September 2nd, 2009, 9:12 am

That's why I like the search by license option. I use to Public Domain/
Gnu GPL and Free. I avoid "Free for personal use", Shareware and Demo.

If something is Public Domain, then it's not restricted by copyright. Gnu GPL doesn't mean the same as Public Domain. It was created by Richard Stallman for Free Software (free as in liberty). Here's a copy of the GNU GPL: http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-3.0.txt

but yeah, I might just breakdown and purchase font software, I need it for work anyways.

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