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I gotta new project that I'm working on and its going to be brand new awesomeness. I mean, this flash will blow your mind so much, your face won't be able to handle the intensity. No really, this flash is going to be a new project that's not the Sakazakis definitely more action then before. By the way, would anyone possibly be interested in a voice acting opportunity (if you read this) reply to this video. I need a couple of voices for this flash so if you can, cool, we can set something up if not, enjoy the picture.
Mai Shiranui-Bogard as she was claimed to be in the Sakazakis series fell pray to another type of development in the series aside from Ryo and the other characters. Mai was first introduced in the second episode and basically a pair of boobs that just keep swinging while she talks, moves or just stands still. In this episode she didn't have much of a personality beyond those breasts and well, no one really allows her to develop in the second one because every one had different fantasies involving her. Eventually, all she really did was get spooked by Ryo spanking his monkey in a bush.
On the good side, she had a huge pair, that was pretty much the focus of the episode (hooray for perverts?) anyhow, other than that she didn't have as much dimension as other characters introduced in the episode (like Andy and even Terry). This does not really establish Mai as a character in the first appearance which was kind of a bummer. If she were to be characterized, you can say she's slutty or just that anime character that gets really worked up when everyone looks at her breasts but she's not doing a good job of covering them. Aside from that, here are some pics of her breasts in the second episode (the first four pictures at the top are from the second episode).
In the Christmas Special, Mai gained more of a personality and actually comes off as more of a nagging wife rather than just a girlfriend by dragging Andy everywhere, getting mad easy, and hating Andy's brother, Terry. Luckily, this allowed her to gain more depth as a character compared to the "Oh My, My, Mai" where she lacked. Sadly for all the little perverts out there, Mai's breasts have actually gotten smaller in the third episode (I goes the personality sucked all the silicone out...) and actually stopped swaying from side to side. What can I say, Mai seems like a more important character to the series as she does more of the talking for the Bogards while Andy is overreaching and Terry is shouting "Okay" at everything at sight. Mai's fan has also went missing and she seems to have subdued a little in emotions (cool, but I goes some people still would want the boobs over the brain and I can see why) not as high strung but still fiery in temper.
This was kinda cool to actually portray her differently, because Mai is usually described as being a happy go lucky girl that just happened to have few implants; she never is really anything else other than happy. In the Sakazakis, she stressed out and can get fired up at the drop of a hat. What can I say? The new Mai is kinda cool to me. The decrease in size was only a minor transition from the first to the second episode, her breasts kinda lose their importance in the Christmas Special because she really couldn't just be the "lady with big tits" for the big deal Christmas Episode. Anyhow, the bottom four pics show her in the Christmas Special (to some people's dismay). In short, if you think Mai's hot, this series is simply not for you.
Urr... Post Mood=Poker face
I love tracking development in my art and on of the characters that got me the most with development was Ryo Sakazaki of the Sakazakis series. Ryo originally started with a really realistic portrait but he was hella ugly, his face was actually weird to look at because he was sad and terribly detailed. However, I was so lazy didn't make him do anything else other than blink. I didn't even use any lighting or shading which made me not really impressed with the first portraits. Later on in the first episode, he got some lighting added to his face but no shading which kinda ended up with a weird picture in the end. The lip synching was horrible because mouth was so damn big! Anyway, his face was kinda weird and I thought that the original Ryo kinda captured what I wanted to get off of the SNK Ryo Sakazaki, but even his hair didn't have any highlights, just flat yellow (ugh...)
The second was pretty cool compared to the original Ryo because he is more of a cartoon and less of a horror project that was probed by some sick freak that's out of his mind and thought that making a picture with an ugly blond guy was a good idea. One of the main issues with the inbetween Ryo was the line quality. It lacked sharpness, cleanliness and just showed a wobbly stylus artist trying to make a picture. He looks a little more anime in the second episode compared to the first and he has highlights. (YEAH!). This was the big change in his hair style because it got more exaggerated, (I mean his hair can fuckin' kill somebody, look at how sharp it is). This version of Ryo was pretty spot on as to what I wanted but it wasn't enough to actully capture the whole feeling behind Ryo's character (basically this mid twenty year old jobless karate junkie that mooches off of his dad's stuff).
The third episode was the closest I ever got to a good interpretation of Ryo as I saw him as he was way more laid back in this one than he was in the others. His facial expressions were actually more natural as he rarely went out of character when talking to the other characters. He's very chill in the third one and actually comes off as more of man-child in this one (having an extreme passion for presents and still runs like a maniac whenever it's Christmas). This version of Ryo was my favorite because of his cartoon expressions for planning and his excessive yelling at the right times. In this one Ryo actually has dark areas in his hair at around the bottom which making his hair stand out (more of his hair is also darker which make his blond hair look less natural).
Ryo Sakazaki was a pleasure to caricature and the whole burnout feel behind him was something that I really thought showed in his personality. And until next time, see ya!
I've been on a strict diet of "The Sakazakis" (minus Yamcha's Day Off) and I'm finally getting off it to start on a big project, my next flash release might take some time because time is money. Anyway, a friend of mine (Mrpickelnickel) is working on a big project (The Gaytrix) and needs some help with the plot, if you have any ideas hit up this message board. This is officially the last post of 2010!
I know I said I would go back to the Sakazakis, but I can't help but to get these other ideas out so that I can get them out of the way. And well, I kinda like doing these side projects more than I thought. So here we go with another idea that I had. This is going to be the beginning of a great adventure into the mind of timberking, mysteriousJAY and Mrpickelnickel. And for people worrying about sound, I'm doing my best because I have Flash MX so I have some restrictions. Nevertheless, I'll try to work on the sound a little more. I leave everyone with a pic. So until next time see ya later!
The new web comic, Samurai Suronu is up on my deviantart account. If you dig timberking's drawing style on the Sakazakis, you'll get into this web comic for sure. I don't want to spoil the comic for anyone that's interested, but the link is at the top of this message and while that's happening there are still going to be more flashes that are on the way so stay tuned. So now there is two ways to tune in to timberking, one deviantart and newgrounds. Until next time, see ya later!
Well, I've taken some time off of the Sakazakis to make a series of flash shorts that have scripts that I wrote but never followed up on. These shorts are going to be out soon so stay tuned. Most of all they are going require the most work to actually develop. I might actually need a little help from my good friends Mrpickelnickel and mysteriousJay to get these flashes done. And for all the people that don't know, I'm actually using Flash MX to animate my flashes. Yep, old fashioned, bone tool-less Flash MX and come to think it actually is alot more fun. Well there's alot of work to be done and it's time to get to it! But, still, I am going to miss voicing Ash Crimson. Ah good times. And actually, I have been thinking about revamping the first Episode and releasing the updated version. Whoever wants to see the revamped first episode please respond to this message.
The script for the last three episodes of the Sakazakis before the Season finale are almost planned out. And life for the comical Japanese-American family is about become a whole different ball game. These next episodes are gonna be fun to make for sure so stay tuned for more episodes!
I'm planning on doing the second episode 2 after fixing that pestering lagging problem. Now I'm ready to do this second episode and get it out of the way! So hype to get this one done!