Tuesday, January 29, 2013

At one point, this dream sequence occurred much earlier in the story. However, the other chapters had other things going on, and I felt that it would be best to leave the dream sequences until they actually had some sort of purpose.

It’s kind of ironic… it’s another dream sequence, but this week, I seem to be having a really crappy time sleeping. I dunno. I keep lying in bed thinking I need to go do something elsewhere but I have no idea what that is. And when I do sleep, I rem rebound really hard, so, I’ve had really vivid dreams, though I can’t quite recall a lot of them. I’m just restless, I guess. On the bright side, however, I got to have a really awesome conversation the other night and that was awesome. There’s always a silver lining!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Eldritch: Lineage 031

So, you may have noticed a butterfly and a blue blob, er, bird in the background in one panel.  According to Carlo Ginzburg’s The Night Battles and Claude Lecouteux’s Witches, Werewolves and Fairies, (Agrarian) Benandanti could send out their spirits in the form of small animals.

Busy week here.  That’s my fault though, really, since I decided to spend my Saturday off at an anime convention.  Good things happened.  Bad things happened.  I learned some lessons.  If any photos of me crop up, I might link them next week.

It’s supposed to snow a little tomorrow.  I’m kind of happy about that.  If it’s gonna be cold, I want it to be pretty.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

May what happened to me happen to you.

This seems innocent enough. However, in folklore, this is supposedly how one became a benandanti werewolf/ Hound of God. According to the trial of Theiss, to transfer lycanthropy, one werewolf would drink to someone else’s health, blowing three times over the jug and handing it to the initiate. If the soon-to-be werewolf took the jug, he would become a werewolf. This is why you always keep a close eye on your drinks guys. You never know who might be trying to infect you with lycanthropy.

Now, randomly… at one point, this interaction was going to be a lot longer, and the discussion was going to involve Faith’s Father, including his drinking habits. However, I eventually decided against it. There was a portion of time when Faith’s family played a bigger role throughout Eldritch, however, I eventually decided that it would be better to have them absent, save for mention here and there. This is in part because for many, that is part of the college experience, your first time away from your folks… but also as a part of the classical hero’s journey, though I’d hesitate to call Faith a hero.

Some books you may have interest in:
Witches Werewolves and Fairies --Claude Lecouteux
Apollo the Wolf-God --Daniel Gershenson
The Night Battles --Carlo Ginzburg
The Werewolf Handbook -- Dr. Robert Curran

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Eldritch: Lineage 029

God guys, I’m so much better.  Like… I have this annoying lingering cough thing, but I feel like a new woman.  However, I got a note this week asking me if I had any tips for other webcomicers…  Truth is, I’m not really a good person to ask.  I do a lot of stuff wrong.  But, I thought, maybe, once in a while, I’d toss a tip in here and there. 

So, this week’s tip is: Daydream.

Many of us are lead to believe that daydreaming is a waste of time.  That, if you daydream a lot, something is wrong with you, or you’re lazy.  THIS IS NOT TRUE.  Sure, you can’t daydream instead of doing the important things you must do in life… but DAYDREAMING CAN BE PRODUCTIVE.  Taking the time to daydream allows you to reexamine your ideas and change them if needed.  Same as running Spellcheck refines your writing, daydreaming refines your ideas and makes them better.

Well… catch you all next week!

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Eldritch: lineage 028

I dunno about the rest of you, but I usually dream in anime catgirl-esque ways.  … Okay, that’s a lie, but whatever ;3

I’m sick.  So, if you’ve been wondering why I haven’t replied to things… that’s why.  Nasty cold thing… spent a couple of days thinking my throat would spontaneously combust… now it just itches and I’m coughing so much and ugh.  Regardless, I’m so glad I don’t have a lot of folklore to chat about or something because I do not have the patience for it right now.  Now… I’m gonna go take some more cold meds and go to bed.