More than 4 months ago I began the most extensive work I had ever attempted. Now, 867 frames later I have finally completed my interpretation of the classic story by Louder. I have taken some liberties to be sure, and I hope that I have not tainted the spirit of this great tale. I thank Mr. Louder for allowing me to do it. I thank the readers for their patience. I thank theafromshield.deviantart.com/ for suggesting I use her likeness. I have enjoyed doing this story more than any others I have done. Contains male and female AR and AP. There is an animation that can be seen if you download the story (not just view it in the browser).
Vimeo version: vimeo.com/131317227
The sidebars are personal favorites of mine, because I get to be in the story and interact with the characters. They all have unique personalities.
So with this question, imagine that there was a way to restore the youth to an old person, but that required that one stole the youth of a young person, and because of the loss of energy one would have to steel three times as much youth as the old person would gain.
So imagineing that thou had such power, would thou be willing to steal the life of three children, basically killing them, in order to restore thy own youth? Or would such vampirism be against thy moral code and thou would instead choose to die naturally. Imagine that thou could commit the crime with impunity.
Anyway yes, this comic violates the rules of thermodynamic as the people get something for nothing. A real youth potion would have to be fuelled by something. The common way to stay alive forever is by making copies of thyself, though something called mitosis . A less common but more effective way to stay alive forever is by combining thy own sourcecodes with another thereby allowing an easier improvements and more variety. This process is called sexual reproduction.
But age is a choice not a necessity, certain species among them are starfish have chosen to not age making them at least biological immortal. As long as they get the necessary nutrients they can stay alive indefinitely, and they can reproduce both through mitosis like Sheldon Cooper www.youtube.com/watch?v=mx8itz…, as a chopped off leg will grow into a new starfish, and though sexual reproduction.
Making starfish an extremely resilient species.
Imagine if humans were like that.
If someone chopped of thy arm, thou would just grow a new one, and from the chopped out arm, if we allowed it, a clone of thee would grow out. And though would physically remain 21 when thou reached that age for as long as thou would be alive, which could be a really long time as thou would be able to heal any wound that weren't fatal as long as thou got enough food and water. Imagine a being like that. Then think that there already are beings like that on Earth.
Anyway, the comic violates numerous rules mainly because it is fantasy. Fantasy doesn't have any rules. There are no real youth potions. You can't make a logical argument about what should be in it because they don't exist. In this story, the age regression happens as a result of magic, which also doesn't exist and as such follows no rules except for the ones the author sets for it.
Now, if I do a comic based on a scientific treatise for the age regression I would have to try to follow certain thermodynamic rules. Most of my comics are magic based ...witches, genies, faeries.
Second as I said, fantasy have lots of rules they are just different from ours.
1) A coyote always falls faster then a heavy object such as a rock or an anvil
2) A coyote can walk on air, but only for as long as he is not aware that he is walking on air, the moment he realises that he have no grown under his feet he is forced to fall down.
3) A roadrunner can run though a painting, but a coyote cannot.
though can read more about them here funnies.paco.to/cartoon.html.
what I called 3) and which is officially Cartoon Law VII is not as inconsistent as it sounds, as it all have to do with perception. The one that makes a painting of a tunnel knows that it is a painting and therefore cannot pass thought it, but other characters that does not have this knowledge is not constrained by that limitation.
Magic is a form of energy, it needs a source, as as a purple equine ones said: "magic is something you study and practice. It only happens when you decide to do it. It's meant to make something specific that you want to happen happen"
The source of magic can be either internal or external. And if it is external it can be either normal (where that is available) dark and vampyric (which may or may not be the same thing. Take Dragon Age, where we have normal magic and blood magic (magic fuelled by life force, either ones own or others). In D&D we have normal (source: The weave) internal (psyonic) and Dark (the shadow weave). Best example.
Normal: Elminster (a Merlin wannabe)
Dark: Neverwinter night 2, the king of shadows.
Internal: Kimmuriel Oblodra, Jarlaxle 's lieutenant that betrayed him in "Servant of the shard". Crenshinibon's destruction is my favourite scene. Kimmuriel have just enslaved a mindslayer and sees Jarlaxle running towards him down a tunnel.
He looks at him smugly and say, "Have you met my new friend" Indicating the mindslayer.
Jarlaxle who does not stop running say: "Indeed, have you met mine"
Looking down the direction Jarlaxle came from Kimmuriel sees the head of an ancient red dragon just as it is about to breath fire on him.
Then he says "Oh shi-" (his sentence is cut off.
When reading fiction, there is such a thing as the "suspension of disbelief." To read my stories and to enjoy them, you have to suspend disbelief, not look for reasons why what I'm writing about can't occur.