Tuesday, February 28, 2006

N.U.S. February 28, 2006

A little late, but not as late as it could be. Newscast #65 brings to the table a character whos' design I have always liked, but never really perfected. However, thanks to my tenure at Discover Financial, I finally settled on a design I liked. So, now we've met Cade. Who is he? What is he doing here? Is he friend or foe? All these questions will be answered, so stay tuned.

In the meantime, two new shirts are about to be offered on the Newscast website. Supplies are limited, because they were for a convention and they've just been sitting in a box for awhile. These are two of my favorite shirt designs, especially the Kioko one. So look for that coming in the next day or two. Also, some posters may be avaliable. These are all gonna be slightly discounted as well, because they sport the old KeenSpace URL, I mean, it's still good because newscast.keenspace.com will still take you to my comic, but discounts are always great!


So I watched Return of the Jedi last night, (the classic version) and it rekindled my love for Star Wars. I never EVER realized how much Episodes 1, 2, and 3 really killed it for me. I mean, 3 was ALRIGHT, but after seeing Vader as his true, badass self again...there's just no comparison. All the CGI in the world can't replace a damn good movie. And to think I almost watched Final Justice instead...

Also, Super Princess Peach is in my DS today. I'll have a full review up in the Gamers Guild section of the Taymation Forums. The guild is by invitation only, so you'll need to submit a request to join here.

And that's all the muck that's fit to rake.
-Love, Ayame

Sunday, February 26, 2006

N.U.S. February 26, 2006

Well I know it's been awhile since I updated the blog, but I felt compelled to with the release and beginning of Chapter 2 of Newscast:

Of Evil Pie and Magic Tricks.

Why the title you ask? Why not, I reply. Then I smack you upside the head for sassin me back. Yeah. Well, anyway keep checking because Newscast is going to keep coming at ya, twice a week (if we're lucky) and soon even more fun and offbeat adventures will begin. Special thanks goes out for this comic to Tay from Legend of Link and Stuart Packrell of The Mind of James Freemon for helping me with some of the...hidden...things in this comic.


Taylor's an ass. lol, IMHO omfg! :) he iz t3h oob3r l337 r0><><0rrz j0!!11 ...Yeah, I'm done now. Seriously though, Super Princess Peach comes out for the DS next week. Buy it or else I shall send a horde of Menacing Moeros down upon you. I have that power. Yes. Yes I do.

Sunday, February 12, 2006

N.U.S. February 12, 2006

Ah, finally the comic is up. Good news here, I have Monday off work so I'll have plenty of time to work on Tuesday's comic so yeah...lots of time on my hands and whatnot. I really like the way the comic ended up. Unfortunately, I ran into some problems when putting in the text. I was forced to waste space in some areas and cover up one of my favorite panels of all time with lots of dialouge. Ah well, it still looks cool and I guess those are the hazards of making a comic. Either way, I like it and stuff. More story progression and stuff. That's about all I have for now.

In other news:

Resident evil DS...KICKS SERIOUS ASS! I mean, it's not as good as the GameCube version, but man for a handheld...it makes me so happy to own it. Lots of fun, that. Also, I've been jamming on City of Heroes again which has been a lot of fun. Also, a friend of mine bought me Everquest 2 so I'll be trying that out soon enough. I am very tired now...nighty night.

-Now taste the Red-Hot steel of Dr. Clayton Firebrand Forrester!

Loves Ayame

Saturday, February 11, 2006

N.U.S. February 11, 2006

Yello everyone.

Newscast has been delayed until a little later in the day, perhaps until Sunday. The reason for this is that I'm still working morning shifts at my real job which cuts drastically into Newscast-working time. Also, be advised that since my company no longer gives a rat's ass about me, I don't know what my schedule will be there from now until...well, I don't know. Newscast will try to retain it's normal update times and days, but I can't promise anything until the matter is resolved.

I just wanted you to know, if I don't call you it's because I'm DEAD...
-Love Ayame

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

N.U.S. February 7, 2006


Ah, yeah. Anyway, Newscast is at it again. And by 'it' I mean updating. And by 'at' I mean becoming of and by 'is'...well, that depends on what the definition of 'is' is. Ah...so anyway, I feel pretty rejuivinated after taking Saturday off, so This weekends' comic shouldn't be a big problem. Look for it on time, and keep spreading the word about Newscast, everyone's favorite fictional TV news report.

Regarding the comic, I did get some positive feedback today. Completely out of the blue too. Which means I can take it as the first genuine (by which I mean there's no way I can twist it into a lie) comment I've recieved in person. I do occasionally get e-mails from fans, which makes me very happy too. If you're thinking of sending one, do it. I like them. They make me :D.

I'm sure some of you are wondering why I occasionally talk about video games here. Well, first off, since I've never been asked to appear at anything, I can't talk about that. Since I've only ever done one booth anywhere, I also can't talk about anything like that. Second, since I don't ask for money, there is no need to talk about that. Fifth, er...third... Since I work in Video Games, it's just something I know about and like to discuss.

Hey! What do you think about this Mad Cow Disease? It was here for awhile and then it went away, your thoughts?

Well, it's getting late and stuff. I've rambled on here long enough.

Oh, one other thing...Kioko and Nienna living together. Man, that's gonna be rough for her. Seeing as I relate a little more to Kioko, it's hard to feel sorry about it though. Ah, what demons hath we wrought?

Until you learn to master your rage-
-My rage will become my master? That's what you were gonna say isn't it?
Not nessescarily...

-Lovez, Ayame

Saturday, February 04, 2006

N.U.S. February 4, 2006

Hey everyone. Well, I'm sure you noticed that it's Saturday and Newscast is strangely absent once more. This week and next week, my new manager scheduled me for all morning shifts, which cuts drastically into my work time. If all goes according to plan, I'll have the comic up by Sunday morning. If not...I'm gonna postpone it until Tuesday and let myself have a breather for the weekend. Of course, this shouldn't effect NEXT Saturdays comic, and I am discussing the morning situation with my manager so perhaps this will be the last delay. Either way, the comic is gonna be a fairly good one. More story and whatnot. However, I have a special guest for you: Newscast's very own Kioko with a preview!

Hello everyone! Kioko here. With Nei Nei's ship destroyed and no way home, she's decided to stay with us. How fun! Of course, she can't just sit around all day doing nothing. Wait! I have a great idea! Coming up next time in Newscast: Episode #60 COMING TO TERMS! See you all there!

In other news:

Electroplankton on the DS is very fun!