Below, in order: IC/MUSH deaths, lots of FFX scans, and drawing hints.
I had to GM two scenes at once tonight, though one of them was more of a judging than GMing (I didn't actually pose). Our MUSH's theme is Pokemon, and so you'd think there really wouldn't be much death. Usually that's true, but sometimes players twist our arms into it. Our Team Rocket is not a bunch of useless people who "Blast Off" and fly into walls and crap like that, they tend to be more like the mob. Players know this, it is no secret, yet one went somewhere alone with one of the worst Rockets, at night, in the thick fog, then pissed him off. Players: We don't want to kill you! Stop doing stupid things! All the staffers online at the time read the log and we came to an agreement as to what would happen. (I don't mind making decisions on my own, but this one had some extra stuff about it, so I wanted other opinions.) At least the other scene I was GMing at the time wasn't about death (or at least not literal death, heh).
I crawled under my desk and got all the cords and such arranged! Woo woo. Did lots of scanning! Also, I got an eBay order and now have Tidus and Yuna figures on my computer! (They don't make Auron in these smaller sizes, and of course no Jecht.) I pulled Yuna's arm off taking her out of the package. I snickered. Tidus's outfit is really cool, it looks and feels like real leather, and it has a real, non-plastic chain! I took pictures, I'll upload them probably tomorrow or later tonight.http://www.byte-me.org/~sallymac/taleforyou1.jpg
- Tales For you (cover). Semi-big. This is the telephone-sized book with a few thousand pictures in it, at least one for every scene in the game.http://www.byte-me.org/~sallymac/taleforyou2.jpg
- Sample page. Yes, alas it's all in Japanese, but the pictures are darned cool! Jecht sphere scene.http://www.byte-me.org/~sallymac/taleforyou3.jpg
- SPOILER! Big image, too. Double page. The end scenes. Mmmm, nice nice nice.
(If you want pictures from some scene, leave me a comment and I'll scan it.)http://www.byte-me.org/~sallymac/auronpostcard.jpg
- "Now is *not* the time." Auron post card, as the file name says. I got a book of postcards, most were art I've seen elsewhere, but you can't have too much Auron!
From my new book!http://www.byte-me.org/~sallymac/cover.jpghttp://www.byte-me.org/~sallymac/page1.jpg
-- Why's Jecht eyeing Tidus's crotch?http://www.byte-me.org/~sallymac/page2.jpg
-- *Something's* going on here...http://www.byte-me.org/~sallymac/page3.jpg
-- Cute Braskahttp://www.byte-me.org/~sallymac/page5.jpg
-- Auron gets beaten over the head by Braska.http://www.byte-me.org/~sallymac/page4.jpg
-- Jecht's turn to be beaten!
Since a number of folks thanked me for my last drawing tip, here's partly my next one!
Lots of people can't draw people. I couldn't. Now I can! How? Can you draw a cylinder (an extended circle)? If so, you can draw people!
This one is from a book, I'll do one myself when I have time. See? It's just a series of shapes. Just stack 'em up right. This is only one way to draw people, and other people have success with other ways, so try out a couple of them and see what feels right to you! I actually use other shapes as well, like a, um, rhombus? The square with the fatter base than top. I use that shape for hips and a retangle for the torse. You do need to do some reading (and watching people!) to see about muscles though. You need to change and adjust these shapes to make them look right.