Since the last journal, things are okay with the car. So far it seems alright, but I'm keeping an eagle eye out just in case.
Took a little time off work last week to get away from the rat race and enjoy some wonderful company~ >w<
Aaaah, such a nice week of animation documentaries and classic movies.
But there is one minor blemish: Grandma's slowly buying the farm. Her heath in the past few years has been a roller coaster of extremes, so, at the very least, she'll be finally free of all that pain. On the other hand, I've seen her bounce back from worse. Case in point, she was very near death earlier in the week, but the past couple of days she was apparently doing much better. But as I type, I hear she's gotten worse again. In the end I just want want what's best for her.
As for fandom related news,
Still not much to really say about Tri, other than Agumon's full reveal. Stylization aside, he pretty much looks the same, with some cues taken from "Big Agumon" here and there.
Of course the fandom approaches it in their good humor, thinking he either looks anorexic
or like a bobble head among other things. Savers Agumon controversy all over again. Can't please 'em all, but you can please some. This has been the first design I've seen for Tri I legitimately like. Granted, that's due to the Digimon style being kept mostly intact, something I've seen Savers through Hunters. While the humans undergo massive art shifts, the Digimon typically remain in their own specific style. I'm certainly interested to see how this stylization affects other Digimon, but also left to ponder how the characters would look in Derrick Wyatt's style. I hear he was a Digifan, lol.
The only other thing dropped was a vague hint that suggests the series will pick up on Digmon/Human interactions 02 left off on.
How ironic the "Tamers-centric" story this time around is set in Adventure.
It'll be interesting to see how this is specifically handled, though after Tamers and Savers, I'd say we have a fairly decent idea on what to expect story wise.
Most of the time I've been wondering what Digimon could be utilized for the series, since we've had several new ones, notably filling out a couple popular groups.
Taking it with a grain of salt, the Digimon Adventure anniversary deck that was recently released could offer some hints.
While the deck is seemingly specifically limited to Digimon and devices that appeared within Adventure exclusively, it does offer some eye raising appearances.
The Royal Knights, Olympians and Banchos are all included in the set, alongside, surprisingly enough, Shoutmon X7 and Arresterdramon's Superior Modes.
It's certainly likely this is probably some merchandising bit, I mean what better way to advertise all the Knights and such than by subtly putting them in the deck. It doesn't really explain Shoutmon and Arresterdramon, other than perhaps being a subtle nod to the crossover.
Anything's likely at this point, but it kinda makes ya wonder what would bring Xros Heart over to the DigiDestined's neck of the woods.
Maybe Gennai and Clock Dude are bros now or something, lol.
On a somewhat loosely related note: check out the Gridman short! CHECK IT OUT IT IS FANTASTIC!
Gridman himself, a tokusatsu character in the early 90's, was basically Ultraman.EXE, livin' in a Digital World, fighting Digital Monsters. Oh, and Optimus Prime's there too.
Animated by Trigger and for some reason crammed full of Brave series references than you could shake a Goldion Hammer at, it's a lovely little five minute 90's anime palooza.
It's honestly the only other thing made by Trigger I haven't been embarrassed to watch.
Other than that, just catching up on stories and commissions, folks.
Here's hopin' I don't break my drawn' hand anytime soon, lol.
Still taking commissions!
Note: I am no longer taking comic commissions until I finish what I've already started.
Prices are gaged on what I think it's worth based on time and effort, like a single character BW sketch would be $5. Something more involved like the above example would be around $25 bucks and so on.
Payment is done through PayPal.