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11 March 2012 @ 11:33 pm
Cards that read destiny  
A little bonus for all the Namesake fans (especially those who participated to the Kickstarter for the printed version of volume one). This is a “work-in-progress” of the downloadable character art reward. It’s FAR from being finished (no lighting, shadowing or swaaaaaaag), but it’s complete enough to get people to see what it’s about. Basically, one of the Kickstarter rewards was character art. Said character art was originally going to be sexier pin-ups of the main 8, but me and Megan decided otherwise at the last minute because of Kickstarter’s rules. So instead, I designed character art based on the ideas of Tarot cards.

I really love this idea. It allows me to put a lot of symbolism in.



Emma is the world, or the "nameless card". Needless to say, it links to her role in the plot.



Wendy is positive and brilliant as the star.



Ben is the Temperance because... well, because he's calm. And reassuring. And all those things. Also he gets a phoenix.



Strenght is what Fred, our favorite card soldier, got!



Elaine's writer powers make her a perfect candidate for the role of the magician.



Cool, powerful and fearless, Alice is the ideal justice.



Full of doubt but gifted with the power to heal, Warrick is a great Hermit (notice the "plague doctor mask on the staff).



Finally Jack, as the Hanged man. A gruesome role, but relevant.

In other news, woah holy crap today was weird at work. People were SO rude. I'm thinking it's because it's the end of March break and parents are tired of having their kids around or something, because WOW. I was never treated so mercilessly by clients in my life (at this job anyways). People were just... urgh. Rude. And there was a bunch of parents letting their kids run around unsupervised, I had to tell a few of them to stop running (sternly too, because I told them twice), had to take books away because kids got into the adult section, etc, etc. And while i'm babysitting, and not actually doing my job, the parents were walking around, chatting on their cell phone. Loudly. I tried to get a few to, oh, I don't know, look after their damn kids, but all I got was blank stares. One of our nicer regulars (she comes by for a veeeery large comic pile every 2 months) said it best : "These parents are assholes."

So yeah.

At least yesterday night rocked. Me and a few friends did a great Card Captor Sakura Marathon. The show is still adorable, the food was excellent and our added commentary was hilarious. It's bound to happen again soon - there's 52 episdoes and 2 movies to see!

- Isa

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roxypharoah999 on March 12th, 2012 04:15 am (UTC)
those are pretty. i like the theme you guys decided on.
Isabelle Melançonsecondlina on March 14th, 2012 04:59 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
Stefanie: Random 5kitesareevil on March 12th, 2012 06:31 am (UTC)
Those are just gorgeous, Isa! Good job both of you!
Isabelle Melançonsecondlina on March 14th, 2012 04:59 pm (UTC)
Thanks!!
Diane: enlightenichiban_victory on March 12th, 2012 07:56 am (UTC)
Nice to know I'm not the only prude on the internet. ^_-

Heh, give those parents a piece of paper listing your babysitting fees. Maybe they'll get the hint! It makes me glad that the majority of parents and kids that shop in my store are well behaved. (Maybe the potential to be bitten by dogs instills strong parenting skills..) What's your manager's stance on kids being allowed to run loose? Way back when at the bakery, we had a running joke that any kids that got out of hand and did things like run behind the counter would be put to work. Just joking about it with parents and their kids got the point across that the parents needed to watch their kids, not let them run free.
Isabelle Melançonsecondlina on March 14th, 2012 05:02 pm (UTC)
Well, there are people who do publish explicit content thanks to kickstarter (namely, the comic Girly), but it's easier this way. Plus we don't have to worry about offending anyone. The sexier pin-ups will still be available for free later to kickstarter participants, but they themselves choose to download it or not.

Usually they behave better then that, I really don't know what happened this week. It also made me sad that lot of these kids didn't speak english or french, so controlling them was really difficult.
OceanStormeoceanstorme on March 12th, 2012 11:45 pm (UTC)
These are simply lovely! I really really really love the one of Emma. :)
Isabelle Melançonsecondlina on March 14th, 2012 05:02 pm (UTC)
Same her, it's my favorite.
beamspam mcmuppet: Jack and Alice -- Namesakesnapdragon76 on March 13th, 2012 01:18 am (UTC)
Awesome cards! I look forward to their completion!

And why is it parents seem to think it's ok to simply let their children run around like wild monkeys on a sugar high? It's not the employees responsibility to watch after your kids, it's YOURS! Geez...
Isabelle Melançonsecondlina on March 14th, 2012 05:03 pm (UTC)
I know! They were still around, but sitting on your ass talking on the phone does not count as supervision.
beamspam mcmuppetsnapdragon76 on March 14th, 2012 11:57 pm (UTC)
No, it most certainly doesn't. Stop gabbing on the phone and actually be a parent.
spankingfemmespankingfemme on March 13th, 2012 01:44 am (UTC)
Oh the Tarot is coolly! =D Why did kickstarter have issue with the pin ups? *pout* I was looking forward to seeing those!

Wowsers! That sucks :/ Why do some parents think that's okay to let their kids just run loose like that? Total disregard :(
Isabelle Melançonsecondlina on March 14th, 2012 05:03 pm (UTC)
They didn't really have issues, they just had a rule about explicit content, and even though the pin-ups didn't really include anything explicit per say (aka no sex, genitalia or even nipples), we still decided to play it safe.
spankingfemmespankingfemme on March 16th, 2012 02:41 am (UTC)
Yeah, I can see why you would be reticent to upset them especially if you plan to use them for future projects :)
The Princess of Seyruun: K-ON!! - The onlyamelia_seyroon on March 13th, 2012 01:02 pm (UTC)
I love the Alice one. *o.o*

These people don't deserve to be parents. I'd feel sorry for those kids. |D;

One day I wanna re-watch all of Cardcaptor Sakura! I wish I could erase the memory of the God-awful Cardcaptors clean from my brain.
Isabelle Melançonsecondlina on March 14th, 2012 05:04 pm (UTC)
Cardcaptors - or how to turn a girl show into a weird show that might be for dudes?
The Princess of Seyruun: MLP: Rainbow Dash not amusedamelia_seyroon on March 14th, 2012 05:11 pm (UTC)
Eyup.
chameleon9999: Twilight has something on her facechameleon9999 on June 11th, 2012 03:40 am (UTC)
I love looking at tarot cards and their meanings, even though I have no interest in fortune telling. I love when you can match them to other characters like this! We should have tarot sets for everything! (At least the major arcana because that's the most interesting one imo.) I don't even know what the half the other cards are.

The designs for this set are beautiful! Did you get inspiration from existing sets?
Isabelle Melançonsecondlina on June 11th, 2012 03:48 am (UTC)
The other cards are usually the minor arcana, primarily 4 suits of 14 cards, Swords, cups, wands and rings. They are used to make small predictions, usually about mundane things, or to help read larger predictions of the major arcana. Every suit is linked to a type of emotion/object/fear/people. As an example, The Death card tied to a ring card as a different meaning then one tied to a sword card.

I mostly took ideas from the symbols listed in the wikipedia pages. It was actually kinda hard to find varied references!
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