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I'm already working on Qubert, but who would you like to see get a design update?
I got tagged by both :iconrachbakn: and :iconcorpseeffect: for Flint and Jasper, so HERE WE GO!

EDITEDIT: Got tagged again by :iconlizzychrome: for King Malcolm and whoever else I feel like!

RULES:
1. Post 8 facts about your character.
2. Tag 8 other Characters.
3. Post their names along with their creator's avatars

FLINT DARTSON
  1. He can eat anything and never get sick from it. He's the only one that can eat his own cooking.
  2. Since he was raised by Isaac, Flint is skilled in building and home repair.
  3. He's also really good at stacking boxes.
  4. He is immune to magic. Magical fire won't set him ablaze, but Flint also can't be healed by healing spells.
  5. Before he was adopted by Isaac, he lived in a dog house in his father's backyard.
  6. Though he never admits it, his wings do give him back problems.
  7. Flint has a habit of hoarding valuable items and money rather than selling/spending them.
  8. He has a personal distaste for authority figures.

JASPER ZINC
  1. He spent the first chunk of his life living on a pirate ship. He was home schooled, needless to say.
  2. A lot of his time spent as a ghost was spent reading whatever books he could find.
  3. He died from a bullet between the eyes.
  4. He's got a pocket watch with a photo of his wife and son on the inside of the lid.
  5. Jasper enjoys polka music.
  6. He has burn scars all across his forearms from not paying attention to a lit Bunsen burner.
  7. His dad taught him how to give a mean right hook.
  8. Flint is technically his uncle, though he'd rather not admit it.

KING MALCOLM QUIMBY
  1. Malcolm's severely colorblind, which his why his clothes always seem so gaudy.
  2. He's an experienced boxer, with Troy as his mentor (why his redesign has more bulk).
  3. Malcolm suffers from insomnia.
  4. He has more than just coffee in his coffee cup.
  5. Though the straight-laced Troy taught him how to fight, Malcolm will fight dirty given the chance.
  6. The royal family is said to have been the first to climb up the mesa. They were originally from the small islands below.
  7. Malcolm doesn't have much in the way for hobbies. It's only when Troy drags him out does he get any fresh air.
  8. His speeches are famously short for a king. The longest one went on for four minutes.

PROF. WILLIAM BOYER - He's this weirdo in case you forgot
  1. Being the paranoid man he is, he always inspects his food for poison before eating it.
  2. He's originally from New York City. Think of his voice as someone with a thick NY accent doing their best Midwestern accent.
  3. He never passed grade school.
  4. After living through the Great Depression, Boyer eats the entire apple, core and all, so not to waste food.
  5. Boyer is gay. It's currently not written in explicitly in the first novel, but it is a topic that will be addressed in future books.
  6. That said, his long hair has nothing to do with his sexuality. He grew it out to differentiate himself when he fled to Detroit.
  7. Boyer's a closet alcoholic. He'll drink in front of others, but usually reserves getting plastered for when he's alone.
  8. His gloves cover self-harm burn scars.


I TAG
  1. Oh my Godddd who's still on DeviantArt? I don't keep track of this. HEY. YOU. YOU'RE READING THIS, YES? YOU. I TAG YOU. AND DO UHH... YOUR THIRD FAVORITE OC.
Hellooooo!

Since I finally decided on a pen name, I've set up social media for that Noir novel I'm working on! First draft done and halfway through second! Aiming to get it to a literary agent sometime next year when it's complete.

Once published, you will find the book under the name Beck Keep (Beck to keep my gender ambiguous because haha, woman can't write thrillers and Keep because Burg means "Castle," and apparently there's a fictional character that uses the pen name Castle already so I picked a word relating to it).

If you're interested in following the latest updates of my book, I've got a Tumblr, Twitter, and Facebook set up as Beck Keep! A personal website will be at beckkeep.com but I need a wait a day before I can get it up there (it'll be the Tumblr account set on its own site). I'll edit this when that's ready.

IT'S GETTING THERE!

Edit: Got beckkeep.com working!
Who's all going?  I'm gonna be wandering around cosplaying a Pokemon trainer.  If you see me, make sure to say hi!
Haven't posted much of art lately, but that will change as I continue working on a book I'm writing.  Like, a novel book.  So far about 17,000 words in with the goal of about 90,000, so it'll be awhile before my first draft is done but I will get there.  It's Noir, and it kind of started when I was having a hard time writing out the story for a game and thought, "Gee, if I wrote out the entire plot, I'd have an entire plot."  So, if it turns out to be a good novel, it shall be a novel.  If not, then it's material for a game.

Giant post about making video games

Journal Entry: Tue Apr 23, 2013, 5:24 PM


IT'S A REALLY LONG POST and there's no "read more" feature on DA's journal so INSTEAD I'm going to link you guys to my Tumblr post if you care to read it rather than stretching my homepage to forevers.

tl;dr version: I want (and know how) to make video games and am going to attempt to make a point and click adventure game for Noir and if that works out well, an RPG for A Loonatic's Tale.


PS thank you all for the good wishes on the engagement!


Engaged.

Journal Entry: Mon Apr 8, 2013, 9:48 PM


To KingRick of course.

Just making it publicly official.

<3


SO some conventions are coming up~

Journal Entry: Sat Mar 2, 2013, 5:41 PM


We're going to be at KitsuneKon (March 22-24, Appleton, WI) AND a return once again to NoBrandCon (April 12-14, Eau Claire, WI)!

We won't have a new book ready for it (hopefully we'll have a new one by Daishocon), but I will probably be making a whole bunch of Flint bats Flint Bat Plushie by ZiBaricon and also considering making Cruor bats too to sell.  Zinc cats take too much time to make right now so I might hold off on those until I get a whole army of them made over time. XD  MAYBE EVEN DIFFERENT ZINC KITTIES!

Otherwise, our normal books and bookmarks will be there along with the free postcards for signing our board of signing and commissions.

Who will be attending these cons?  Is there anything specific you'd like to see that we have yet to offer for money?

REBECCA STREAMS AND DRAWS [OFF AIR]

Journal Entry: Mon Feb 4, 2013, 4:58 PM


www.ustream.tv/channel/rebecca…  OVER HERE

TAKING REQUESTS UNTIL I GET BORED.  IT'LL BE UP IN LIKE A FEW MINUTES.

ZINC'S POKEMON RED LET'S PLAY IS BACK

Journal Entry: Wed Jan 9, 2013, 9:15 PM


IT IS BACK BROS

UPDATE IS HERE: zibaricon.org/forum/index.php?…

YOU CAN READ IT ALL THE WAY FROM THE BEGINNING HERE: zibaricon.org/forum/index.php?…

AHHHHHHH

IF YOU don't know what this is, it's Zinc playing through Pokemon Red.  Ta daaa~

LIVE PODCAST: SATURDAY 7 PM CENTRAL! [POSTPONED]

Journal Entry: Thu Dec 27, 2012, 3:54 PM


EDIT: sorry guys, we'll have to do this another weekend!  A snowstorm hit yesterday leaving the roads pretty awful.  I'd rate it abysmal out of 5.  We'll let you know when mother nature stops being inconvenient!

Since New Years is on a weekday, we're heading up to Nick's this weekend and hanging out and doing a live podcast!  THIS IS PODCAST #100 YO IT'LL BE REALLY COOL AND WE'LL HAVE AWFUL CANDY AND IT'LL BE SWELL.

BE THERE HERE: www.ustream.tv/channel/drluck  ON USTREAM!  SIGN UP IF YOU WANNA JOIN THE CHAT FOR THAT DAY!  IF for some reason something goes crazy, check this journal since I'm updating this first with the latest news.

Personality test FOR FUNSIES

Journal Entry: Thu Nov 29, 2012, 7:04 PM


In which I take a break from inking to take this test: www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/J… a million times IN THE NAME OF SCIENCE.  I answered the questions for each character and got the following types so far, and also included mine and Rick's personality types.

You can do the test and see what your personality type is, too!  You can read the results here once you get your four letters: www.personalitypage.com/html/h…

ISTP (the mechanic) www.personalitypage.com/html/I… : Flint
ISFP (the artist) www.personalitypage.com/html/I… : Zinc
INTJ (the scientist) www.personalitypage.com/html/I… : Boyer (Noir), Truman (Mastermind), Rick
ISTJ (the duty fulfiller) www.personalitypage.com/html/I… : Nobelium, Laguna, me (I have no idea how I ended up in the same type as Laguna)
ENTJ (the executive) www.personalitypage.com/html/E… : Charlie (Noir), Robot (Mastermind)
ESFJ (the caregiver) www.personalitypage.com/html/E… : Polly, Coyote (Noir)
ENTP (the visionary) www.personalitypage.com/html/E… : Miya
ESFP (the performer) www.personalitypage.com/html/E… : Qubert, Terbium

I'll probably do more whenever I'm bored and edit this journal for funs!

DAISHOCON COMING UP MOFOS-also going to KitsuneKon

Journal Entry: Mon Nov 5, 2012, 4:49 PM


HEY GUYS, DAISHOCON IS COMING.

16, 17, 18TH.

WISCONSIN DELLS.

IT'LL BE SO COOL.

WILL YOU JOIN US?

PLEASE SAY YOU WILL.

IT WILL BE GREAT FUN.

(also will be going to KitsuneKon in March at Appleton, WI hint hint)

WE'RE MAKING A BOOK AND WANT YOUR OPINION

Journal Entry: Thu Sep 27, 2012, 6:12 PM


So we're thinking of putting the psychoanalysises (psychoanalysees?) into a book to sell, and we want to add more content to the book of course (since we love our bonus material here at ZiBaricon).  So, INCLUDING THE PSYCHOANALYSIS WRITINGS, here's a list of ideas people have suggested to me of extra things to add:

Art book material
Terbium-drawn comics
Depressing Zinc haikus
Dairy clippings from characters
Photographs taken by the characters (Polly and Troy, for example)
Malcolm's mug collection
Recipes from characters/areas

A lot of these are like, character-made stuff so we may focus the book on that but IF YOU GOT ANOTHER COOL IDEA WE WANNA HEAR IT TOO!  After all, it's you guys who are gonna be reading it!

We made something adorables

Journal Entry: Wed Sep 19, 2012, 4:44 PM


His name is Baby Crab.

And he wants to say hello: zibaricon.tumblr.com/post/3188…

Just wanted to let you know guys

Journal Entry: Sun Aug 12, 2012, 12:38 PM


We're unpacking and hanging things up.  We have an extra bedroom at this place so it's our "plotting" room, where we hang up all our Signing Boards of Signing and tape up ideas on the walls.

just to let you guys know that uh

the ending of the comic is taped to our wall

along with every chapter idea we have for ALT

and you guys can't see it

yeah

yeeeahhhh

(PS unpacking the games so those will be out soon too)

(PPS will probably update Pokemon Red tonight too: zibaricon.org/forum/index.php?… )

Some updates! EDIT: Zinc Ask blog on Tumblr!

Journal Entry: Thu Jul 26, 2012, 1:41 PM


EDIT: HERE: bachtopus.tumblr.com/



Hey guyyyys!  I haven't been super active in the past week or so because we MOVED INTO A DUPLEX AWWW YEAHHH no more tiny apartments for us! *yeahhh*  We're still moving in but I got over half of the next comic inked.  Maybe I can work on it this weekend when weeee're

AT WAUSAUBICON AHHHHHHHHHHH

If you're near Wausau, WI, stop by Wausaubicon because it's got some cool peeps running it and also we're there (and it's not a cool club until we're there).

Oh, I'll also probably update Zinc Plays Pokemon Red sometime soon too (maybe today, depends on how busy we are cleaning our old apartment)!  If you wanna chip in for what Zinc should do before the next update, stop by the forums before he posts!  I'm also planning on having each one have a dumb doodle with it too so yeah AWESOME: zibaricon.org/forum/index.php?…

IF YOU WERE LIKE "I'M BUYING THIS GAME OFF YOU" I WILL BE SENDING THAT OUT LIKE IN A WEEK OR SO once we uh... find the tote that has it since we packed those for the move. OTL  IF you would like any of the following games let me know before the end of next week so I can ship them all out at once!  For serious no more waiting!  Here's the list of what's left:

Wii: Sonic Unleashed
DS: Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days
DS: Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney: Justice for All
GC: Super Smash Bros. Melee
GC: Harvest Moon A Wonderful Life
GC: One Piece Grand Adventure
PS2: Kingdom Hearts
PS2: Kingdom Hearts 2
PS2: Katamari Damacy
PS2: Star Wars Battlefront 2
PS2: Lupin the 3rd: Treasure of the Sorcerer King
PS2: Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater
PS2: Star Trek Encounters
PS2: Jak II
NES: Super Off Road
NES: Wheel of Fortune
NES: Jaws

Nintendo (front loader)

Movies:
Badder Santa
Like three different versions of the black/white Sherlock holmes, two are collections and one is just Secret Weapon by itself

I think that should be about it.  Again, sorry for lack of activity!  There was moving and my company had a big sales meeting thing last week and getting ready for this convention and cleaning out my old apartment then I got the flu the other day and then we had to fight off people all "let us tell you about Jesus" at our door that were really persistent and I'm not even making this up this all happened within like a week and a half it's great.

\o/

Zinc Plays Pokemon Red/POSTATHON TODAY

Journal Entry: Sat Jul 7, 2012, 10:08 PM


EDIT EDIT: I'M BACK FROM WORK LET'S DO THIIIIIIISSSSSSSSSS

EDIT: ALL DAY WEDNESDAYYYYYYY we'll be posting all over the forums, so you should join us! ;D  For new people: we have a twist on our forums, where the characters from the comics ALSO post on the forums so if you wanna talk to someone, GO OVER HERE: zibaricon.org/forum/




Wanna suggest what Pokemon he should use and the like?  Join the thread on the ZiBaricon forums!

zibaricon.org/forum/index.php?… HERE




We also are still selling the following games if interested:

Wii: Sonic Unleashed
DS: Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days
DS: Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney: Justice for All
GC: Super Smash Bros. Melee
GC: Harvest Moon A Wonderful Life
GC: One Piece Grand Adventure
PS2: Kingdom Hearts
PS2: Kingdom Hearts 2
PS2: Katamari Damacy
PS2: Star Wars Battlefront 2
PS2: Lupin the 3rd: Treasure of the Sorcerer King
PS2: Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater
PS2: Star Trek Encounters
PS2: Jak II
NES: Super Off Road
NES: Wheel of Fortune
NES: Jaws

Nintendo (front loader)

Movies:
Badder Santa
Like three different versions of the black/white Sherlock holmes, two are collections and one is just Secret Weapon by itself

If you're interested in any of this note me and we'll make some arrangements and I can tell you the price of these (I gotta check the condition on some of these, though they all should be usable).  ALSO if you want to snag something like a book (collection, Talking to Myself, Crossbones, Job Hunting Rehired, etc.) we can put a package together for you maybe with some cool bonus stuff like character letters and doodles for free.

(we're moving soon and we got way too much stuff that we don't even like/have doubles of).

Selling video games AND THEY'RE GOING FAST

Journal Entry: Mon Jun 25, 2012, 6:02 PM


HEY GUYYYYYYS YOU WANT SOMETHING COOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL/WEDON'TWANTITANYMORE?

Wii: Sonic Unleashed
DS: Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days
DS: Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney: Justice for All
DS: Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney: Trials and Tribulations
GC: Luigi's Mansion
GC: Paper Mario The Thousand Year Door
GC: Super Smash Bros. Melee
GC: Harvest Moon A Wonderful Life
GC: Mario Kart Double Dash!! (with bonus disc)
GC: Tales of Symphonia
GC: One Piece Grand Adventure
GC: Super Mario Sunshine
PS2: Kingdom Hearts
PS2: Kingdom Hearts 2
PS2: Katamari Damacy
PS2: Star Wars Battlefront 2
PS2: Lupin the 3rd: Treasure of the Sorcerer King
PS2: Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater
PS2: Star Trek Encounters
PS2: Jak II
NES: Super Off Road
NES: Wheel of Fortune
NES: Jaws

GameCube
Super Nintendo

Nintendo (front loader)

Movies:
Badder Santa
Like three different versions of the black/white Sherlock holmes, two are collections and one is just Secret Weapon by itself
McKids Adventures: Get Up and Go with Ronald (first one to buy something gets this turd for free)

If you're interested in any of this note me and we'll make some arrangements and I can tell you the price of these (I gotta check the condition on some of these, though they all should be usable).  ALSO if you want to snag something like a book (collection, Talking to Myself, Crossbones, Job Hunting Rehired, etc.) we can put a package together for you maybe with some cool bonus stuff like character letters and doodles for free.

(we're moving soon and we got way too much stuff that we don't even like/have doubles of).

AND THE CON LIST GROWS! (WausaubiCon)

Journal Entry: Wed Jun 6, 2012, 3:24 AM


HEEEEEY GUYYYYYYYYYYS!

HERE'S THE CURRENT CON LIST:

CONVERGENCE: BLOOMINGTON MN JULY 6-8 convergence-con.org/

WAUSAUBICON: WAUSAU, WI JULY 27-29 wausaubicon.com/

DAISHOCON: WISCONSIN DELLS NOVEMBER 16-18 daishocon.com/

COME JOIN US BRODAWGS!

(psssst is anyone going?  if you are don't be shy mannnnn)