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so here is some interesting but pointless information about my characters for off*beat.  admittedly i came up with names rather arbitrarily but birthdays are somewhat methodical... and since this information bears no urgency in the comic, it is not likely to be mentioned.

Christopher "Tory" Blake
  
Christopher- "to bear or carry" greek/christian origin
Tory- "pursued man" (ironic....or is it??) irish origin
Blake- "dark/pale haired or skinned" old english

DOB- August 26, 1990
Astrological Sign  Virgo
Year of the horse

Colin Stephens

Colin- "young creature" irish/scott/gaelic origin
Stephens- "crowned/wreathed"  english origin

DOB- November 18, 1989
Astrological Sign Scorpio
Year of the Snake

Off*beat related links

new preview pages up in my scrap section as of  july 16th :bow:
wulfmune.deviantart.com/scraps…

a growing fanfiction section :blush:
www.fanfiction.net/l/2529/0/0/…

LJ community :hug:
community.livejournal.com/gaia…

thanks again so much for the support of my artwork and comic! :worship:
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blwhere Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is horrible!!! I never saw this before today!!! This has been here for 3 years?!?! Oh, man...
It's kind of nice to think about Colin being older than Tory. It's sexy! :nod: Also, this story kind of is reflecting my life right now... Except for the stalking of course...
Christopher 'Tory' Blake
Christian 'Dominique' Blakes
I'm a couple of months older than Tory, but Colin is right on my brothers birthday, and his name was Jeremy. (Which was the bully's name...) And I have a friend named Amanda, and she's loud and obnoxious just like Mandy! And I have a bunch of notebooks full of art instead of notes in my closet, and under my bed... lol
And my uncle's name is Kevin, just like the other bully! That's fucking weird... Like seriously, this is freaking me out... lol

Sorry for writing so much, I just needed to pass time before I start doing these crazy request again...

Where do you find out the different meanings of your name? I would like to find out also.
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wulfmune Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2009
that's so awesome!!

i use google. XD;;
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blwhere Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks a bunch! lol it's weird is what it is...
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wonder1440 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2006
I can't seem to find your scrap area with the new layout. The link doesn't seem to like me :)
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Morelwen Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2006
So will you let us know when your next manga comes out? I promise to buy it right away!!!
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Dolphin-Fly Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2006  Student Artist
"new preview pages up in my scrap section as of july 16th"

Just in time fer meh birthday. What luck!
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mizushimo Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2006
Er, this is kinda offtopic, but have you looked at Tokyopop's new site recently? It seems like they've posted a lot of spoilers in the character info section O.x
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wulfmune Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2006
yeah they posted my character descriptions straight from my story bible in which i told them the entire story when i was giving my pitch -_-; my editor is in japan right now but i'll try to mention it to her. thanks!
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mizushimo Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2006
No problem! Hopefully it was just some kind of oversight. It does take some of the fun out of things to actually read those character descriptions >>;
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mizushimo Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2006
oops, here's the link incase you couldn't find it ^^;
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burn-for-it Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2006
I totally wrote the first M-rated fic on fanfiction.net **evil grin**
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wulfmune Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2006
:D
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XnamoreX Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2006
Actually I have another question,if you had to pick,what would Colin's element be and what would Tory's be?I am thinking about drawing one of those type of pictures.
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wulfmune Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2006
going with the whole astrology thing,

tory- (virgo) is an earth sign

colin- (scorpio) is a water sign

earth is comprised of dry+cold

water is comprised of cold+wet

Signs that are cold in nature, the earth and water signs, draw in energy and are slow to act, their focus is on their own thoughts and feelings, they are controlled and behave in a dispassionate manner.

Signs that are dry in nature, the fire and earth signs, are tense and nervous, they relate by differentiating themselves from others; they think in an analytical or concrete way, by making distinctions, breaking bonds and separating things out into their unitary parts.

Signs that are wet in nature, the air and water signs, are flexible and relaxed, they relate by connecting with others; they think in a creative or abstract way, by blurring boundaries, making connections and bringing things together as a unified whole.
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XnamoreX Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2006
thanks!^-^
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Raccuun Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2006
Hahaha that's actually really awesome information. /I/ was amused by it lol!

Yay your support really is growing. As well it should be. I love your work ;______; And your characters are so human. :heart:

OMG, Tory is YOUNGER than Colin? >D >D >D And /I/ am older than both of them Muhuahahaha :dance:
Interesting that my best friend is year of the horse. I myself am year of the snake. That might mean something, neh? XD Seeing as Tory and Colin are snake and horse alike 8D Neh? NEH? XD lol. *is annoying*

*frolics away*
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Parkas4Kids Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2006
I got to piddle around with birthdates in my latest short story piece [link], but I was looking for more arbitrary dates. I DID want them to overlap some, since they were birth and death dates for the main character's family. When I stopped and looked, though, the dates were pretty close to the birthdays of my friends.
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cutesensei Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2006
OKAY!! OMFG!!! O:
Tory's birthday is on MY birthday! xDD
its august 26th, bu ti was born on 1992 instead of 1990
look. i know i didnt have to but i just wanted to fill this out xP haha


Christopher "Tory" Blake

Christopher- "to bear or carry" greek/christian origin
Tory- "pursued man" (ironic....or is it??) irish origin
Blake- "dark/pale haired or skinned" old english

DOB- August 26, 1990
Astrological Sign Virgo
Year of the horse

~~Adrienne bailey leslie Desjarlais

DOB- August 26, 1992
Astrological Sign- Virgo
Year of the monkey


..im not sure what my name means..i didnt know where to check either ^^;
well okay, im done rambling on and on.

c-ya!
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wulfmune Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2006
adrienne- rich, wealthy, dark one (origin- greek/latin)

Desjarlais- garden/vegetable gardener (french origin)

:)
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cutesensei Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2006
lol
thanks for checking it out for me, i vaugly remember it being something about wealthy...but thats the exact opposite of what i am right now ^^;
hee hee -tory's my favorite too!-
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wonder1440 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2006
Hi Jen

I noticed another new Tory avitar? Do you have a larger version like your last one?
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wulfmune Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2006
i decided i'm going to change my avatar more often. variety is the spice of life :)

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wonder1440 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2006
Sweet!
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lilithe Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2006
i knew colin was a scorpio! haha, its cute that he's older than the tory.
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merofi Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2006
oooh convention tour! That sounds so awesome! Please come to APE and SDCC too~ you could crash at our hotels. =B And I love the little off-bits hehehe it's all in the details, baby!
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Sirilius Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2006
woot...Colin is three days and two years younger than me!! 11/15/87 he seemed alittle scorpian-ish though...thats cool! *is so excited* cannot wait fo rthe secound book (I know I know your probably sick of hearing that!@ XDDD)
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XnamoreX Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2006
Wow I never kvew that....COLON IS OLDER THAN MEEEEEEE!!DAMNIT I'M ONLY 14!!!!NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.....oh well I think it is cute that colin means'young creature' and that tory's is'to bear or carry'well I mean christopher,you know what I mean...anyway so where is colin actually from then?
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wulfmune Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2006
he was born in south africa. but his father was English and his mother half Chinese/British. i don't profess to know much about these places other than very general research. and just for the record, Dr. Garrets is American.
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XnamoreX Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2006
wow that is pretty cool....wait I am half english!!!!Yay!
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beckycloonan Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2006  Professional
haha that last icon i used, i wanted it to be a gravestone. >_> doh. stupid deviantart.
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beckycloonan Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2006  Professional
I remember when our characters in their upper/middle teens was like, drawing comics about people "older" then us... Ugh oh man... :rip:
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wulfmune Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2006
its so weird. when were we teens we were always writing about "adults" in their early 20s. wtf were we thinking? ;) its so much easier to write about a time that has already past. i just hope i'm still "with it" enough to write things that are relevent to today's young whippersnappers! :hug:
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beckycloonan Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2006  Professional
i saw this girl the other day, she had really broad shoulders, i was like wow she's really manly looking. then i was doing a double-take and realized it was a GUY...!!! CUT YOUR HAIR, DAMN HIPPIES. while you're at it, stay off my lawn!!

ha ha, we were just talking about how "old" we are. harris was working at game stop, talking to a kid who didn't know what a "super nintendo" was. Oh god... T_T
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wonder1440 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2006
BTW: I was sorry to see your emoticon as saying you were sick! Hope you're feeling better :)
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wonder1440 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2006
Have you ever thought about continuing this series past the 3 books? I love Tory :hug: and would love to see Tory and Colin after this series ends.

Your work on the characters has made this a great story Another poster talked about your pacing, it's awesome... so many little things that just add to the story. The little things make it so special.

Anyway, enough fangirl. Thanks for the preview!
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wulfmune Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2006
the story is really designed to end at 3 books. i want to give my readers a sense of closure and hopefully satisfaction. i thought about doing some light hearted comic shorts based on the characters someday to just play around.
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wonder1440 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2006
Well, I hope you continue to draw something :)

I love Tory and all these characters and would love to see more of them (even if it is just a drawing or so) after!

Any idea of a look into the future after the series ends :P
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angryogre Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2006
Really nice pages. It's really cool to see how well recieved your comic is.
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VanessaSatone Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Ha ha. Tory's birthday is a day before Risa's. XD
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wulfmune Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2006
yeah but risa is OLD! (j/k) :lick: i'm getting kind of old myself...
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VanessaSatone Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
NOT AS OLD AS MEEEEE!!!!
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svz Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2006   Writer
You know, it just occured to me that these characters are *my* age.

It's really neat to see your notes. *now knows Colin is older than Tory, woo*
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creepella Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2006
when i read the DOB i feel like they're much younger than they are when in reality they're just the ages i thought they were like Tory is 15 but i didn't know that Colin was older by a year (more or less) and Tory has the same sign as me!!! :D :d that makes me very happy

the names and stuff is also very interesting i would like to know your reference for the names i love looking up stuff like that.
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wulfmune Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2006
they have books on names, particularly for people looking to name their babies. also doing a search online you can usually find a few free websites. last names is a bit trickier if it's something unusual.
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slugfood Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2006
I think Sept 1 is the cutoff, so then that would make sense that he and Colin are in the same classes.

I don't know if this has been brought up before and I apologize if it has, but what's the story with Tory's dad? I gather his parents are divorced?
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wulfmune Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2006
its hinted at in the beginning of the second book. let's just say there's a reason "tory" prefers not to be called by his first name, christopher.
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slugfood Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2006
WOO HOO! Thanks for the info. I was wondering about their backgrounds/birthdays etc. I figured Tory was 16 since the blurb says "Meet 15 year old Tory" and a year passes right away in the beginning of the first book.

How did you come upon these birthdates? Any meaning or just random?

Also, Tory seems to almost be a year younger than Colin. Did Tory skip a grade somewhere?
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wulfmune Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2006
the specific date other than fitting a certain zodiac period (without overlapping into the "cusp" area) is not particular special.

tory and colin are sophmores in highschool at the end of book 1, tory is still being 15. the very first few pages he was still 14. i think his birthday is one of those borderline summer ones. he didn't skip a grade, but was considered advanced enough as a little kid to enter the public school system a bit earlier than some.
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Engelen Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2006  Student Filmographer
It's nice knowing more about them :P

YAY, Tory and I are virgo XD
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shellychan Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
I know it's a little early but I was just wondering if you'd be at Otakon this year? I know you've been there previous years!

And if you are going, will you be doing a panel with Tokyopop or have an art table? :)

I love the little teaser pages you give us in scraps! <3
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