Volume 1: a Foolish Faerietale
IBYKS: A RECKLESS RETCON
IBYKS: Here Lies Version One
Episode#9 "Happy Birthday, Sweet Fifteen."
Volume 3: Space Opera
"Now the Thugs don't Work..."
Volume 4: Unconventional
Episode#25 "A Clockwork Beansprout."
Volume 5: Happy Endings
Episode#29 "We're off to See a Werewolf..."
Volume 6: Killing Time
"Where is My Happy Ending...?"
Volume 7: Intertextuality
Volume 8: Loose Ends
"Lots of things Begin With Dee."
"Prologue in Manga Form."
#80: "Adventures in Slumberland"
write some filler... thought Emily, once again alone in her head without
futile little fictitious characters trying to get out. Why don't they
ever bother Alice? she wondered, then answered herself; Because Alice
doesn't have little imaginary chats with them as she is a sane person.
Maybe. [Nah, I
just come up with random little bizarre sketches, usually involving
the cast of Inuyasha as well
* * *
of all, she took a little stroll through the land of Pink Havok to see
how Flori was doing. The elves there [I suppose
we will have to consider them drow elves as they are elven creatures
that live in an underground world and not in Faerie] were
playing Twister [as drow elves do]
whilst the Original Hardcore Faerie Queen of Pink Havok sat with her
Faerie King and drank pink strawberry schnapps. Emily (handily invisible
and omnipotent) looked around the various cells for Flori and was bemused
to find her not there. She wandered back to the main room and found
that Flori was being the person operating the spinner.
* * *
continued to wander and ponder, pondering things like - ooh, who's this
person messing with Beansprout now? See if it'd referred to himself
as a she maybe it could have been Alice making her presence known, but
it's a bloke. What's a f***ing MAN doing with our plot, huh?
* * *
dreams were full of vast black dimensionless voids Spaces that should
contain emotions and memories were filled with the howling of Himalayan
wind and a sense of vertigo. It was hard to tell it there was any humanity
* * *
Depressed by her days work, Emily returned to her own head.
The InubuYAKasha companion (or Emily's random musings which no one really wants to hear)
#6 the look of Inubuyakasha
I thought I'd explain the three main characters(I omit J, because he's such a rip-off he needs no explanation), and tell you about why they look like they do, and how we got to them.
It has to be said that the details in the plot are fairly sketchy... Beansprout; lanky, spiky, dark hair. Yakky, blondish, has ears on his head, scruffy. Flibbage, unusually long legs, voluminous red hair, sparkles and wings. Not much to go on really. Their first appearance in the drawing was for series one and that's how I got the basics for how I draw Beansprout's face- rounded, with turned-up nose and rosy cheeks. It was also me who gave her the dungarees and purple T-shirt when I was drawing her as a small child. Alice invented her iconic hairstyle at the beginning a series two. Up until then I'd just been drawing her with loose, spiky hair, like a more untidy version of Red. Her hair was originally black, but it became blue because that was the easiest way to colour it on Photoshop.
Yakky was harder to invent, because he's gone from acne ridden boy-to cute guy-to ghost-to werewolf. it wasn't until he'd finished shape-shifting that I really found a look for him. How he looks now is a sort of sun-tanned Inu-Yasha. As he had Inu-Yasha roots- it goes without saying there be a bit of resemblance facially, although I've always seen him as more dusty yellow than silver. His clothes reflect that look. We tried giving him pointy normal years for a while, but they were just no substitute for cute dog years on his head.
Flibbage began life as a very complicated drawing because of her faerie clothes and mad hairdo that has become simpler just because she was so darn hard to colour. Her facial features come from a large drawing I did in which she had a vaguely shocked expression- so I kept those wide blue eyes (for those who are wondering, Sprout's are hazel with green flecs and Yakky's are golden yellow with cat-like pupils). I gave her face a more oval-shape compared to Beansprout's rounded chin and Yakky's very angular square features. She's an elf so her features are more delicate, hence the smaller nose and mouth. Her hair has been tamed a lot recently, you can only presume because of magic and her ears have gotten larger. Whether her skin is green or normal coloured has always been a debate-Cabbage is green, but Flib, with her wings hidden can pass for human, so perhaps she's just a little tinged about her cheeks.