Lorica

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  1. evil lampost

    evil lampost Crumpets and Tea Theme Team!

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    I'm guessing the 'power blade' would come from Lorica's plasma pincer arm, kind of like a slash of energy (btw the 'primary attacks' are just the main methods of inflicting damage to opponents, not actual weapons). And by 'concern' do you mean that she didn't turn out how you imagined her to, or do you mean something else?
     
  2. Asura

    Asura Unofficial Updater of the CKC TV Tropes Page

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    Yes, that's what I meant.

    Wewewezing is still working on his revision of her, but he posted an WIP update on June 30 that, while not perfect, more-or-less accurately depicts how I imagine her:
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    WIP Version 3 artwork by @wewewezing
    Honestly, I was hoping that Lorica would be one of the last kaiju revealed so as to give wewewezing time to finish, but... oh well, nothing can be done about it at this point in time.
     
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    Ok, thanks for the clarification. It's unfortunate that the art couldn't be put up before the card art was made, but like you said, we can't do much about it now. However, this means that we now know to get the art we want up before the cards are made, so that there are no qualms layer on about their card art.
     
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    Asura Unofficial Updater of the CKC TV Tropes Page

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    My biggest nitpick regarding the card art is that she doesn't have her raptorial limb/sword, which I mentioned in my description of her appearance and throughout the rest of her profile. The sword-arm was what made her a knight as opposed to, say, a gunslinger.

    Having the artwork up on time is contingent on the artwork being completed and ready beforehand. wewewezing is still working on revising his sketch, though there's not much point in him finishing it now.
     
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    evil lampost Crumpets and Tea Theme Team!

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    In that case I'm not sure why they decided to take a different design route for the limb. Maybe because they thought it would fit better? I remember Simon did something similar with Hakaido from SPN6, who was originally called Hissatsu by the creator. Because the alternate name Hakaido was on the profile, he used that name instead because he believed it fit better (which I personally agree with). The same thing may have happened here, because some early art with that pincer shown in the card art may have been left there, and so Simon implemented that instead of the raptorian limb.

    Also, I completely understand that having art ready to be put up is difficult to control, especially when someone else is doing it (I'm in a similar position with Valnu). What I meant was that we should try and get art ready more early so that, if it takes longer than expected, it will be more likely that it gets ready in time for Simon and the artist to look at it. Or at least that's what I think is a good idea.
     
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    Asura Unofficial Updater of the CKC TV Tropes Page

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    I really didn't want them using Wewewezing's outdated artwork as a reference, which is why I took it out of the first post, but I guess that didn't matter. I was fairly detailed in my description of how I envisioned her in the Appearance section, which seems to have been ignored or missed - exactly what I was worried would happen.

    As for the art, Wewewezing was busy with personal matters for several weeks, and may have bitten off more than he can chew with his offer to draw all the kaiju chosen for the cards.

    I don't have an issue with her having the pincer-cannon, since she's supposed to have one. The hand on her other arm is what I don't care for. It didn't particularly matter which arm had which weapon, but the arm-blade was what made her a space-knight. Her not having that integral part of her design is the fly that spoils the ointment for me.

    ... I hate being a perfectionist.
     
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  7. evil lampost

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    I guess you'll have to ask Simon on why it turned out this way, since I don't have enough knowledge of how exactly he interprets information in kaiju threads to use in the cards.

    And yeah, I agree that taking on so much artwork would have been too much considering wewe's circumstances at the time.

    What I think may have happened is that the raptorian limb, which you stated is what made Lorica a space knight, was exchanged for the plasma pincer to act like an energy blade instead, as the space knights typically use energy swords/rays (see Lunato) as apposed to physical weapons, not unlike Lorica's raptorian limb. I believe this was decided by either Simon himself or the Theme Team as a whole. Idk though, as I said you may have to ask Simon about it.
     
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  8. Asura

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    Mmm-hmm... I'll have to ask him at some point when he's in the Shoutbox.
     
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