Published Works & Commentary
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This is where I take a released painted Neopet and attempt to improve it based on the general consensus. Suggestions are welcome.
Edits made: Bouquet removed, purple tint added to eye
Edits made: Color changed to be green & tan
Edits made: Bones removed from nose and ears, eye sockets shrunk, skull detailed. Nose bone taken from Transparent Elephante.
Edits made: Right eye socket removed, left eye socket shrunk and repositioned, bone in dorsal fin removed, curve of beak added, teeth realigned, jaw shape changed, nostrils removed, bones removed from tail
Edits made: Added wafer ears and wings, added design on body, added licorice tail and candy corn tip
Edits made: Underside changed to yellow, first set of wings removed
Edits made: Gradients on ruff, tail, and underbelly changed
Edits made: Stripes changed, eye recolored, beak recolored
Edits made: Mane flames changed, flames added to arms, legs, and ears, eye changed to gold, body color darkened
Edits made: Body color desaturated, eye color changed
Edits made: Mane and tail changed to plates, claws changed to hooves, side marking changed
Free transparent line art garnered from Neopet's official art. Credit is appreciated, but not necessary as long as you don't claim you created the line art itself.
It was here that they were told why they'd been summoned and given the option to leave. Only one candidate opted out; he was sent on his way after downing an elixir that erased any recollection of the encounter.
The following quotes from Kaljinyu nicely summarize up anything else I could say about this story.
He's fighting through the memory erasure potion, like a hard drive that won't boot, but the data is still there. It's like, the data is all there! It's just a matter of... arranging it, or routing the path that your brain takes through its memories to find it! But you did something stupid and overwrote the partition table of your mind. And now you have to do whatever you can to at least get back to booting ground, whatever you can to get back to your right mind. It feels like part of his frustration about not being able to remember what happened was because he's upset about his past and how he opted out. It's like, I dunno, maybe if he hadn't opted out Rutu wouldn't have died. It doesn't sound like it makes sense at first, but guilt can make an explanation of anything.
This was originally rejected when first submitted. After having the lovely user June Scarlet proofread and critique it, it was held over for several weeks and then accepted.
Oddly enough, my title was actually changed - it was originally called 'The Most Notable Trophy Designs (Or Something)', but the (Or Something) was removed when the article was published for unknown reasons. I also had a section for the Bouncy Supreme trophy that was removed from the article a few weeks after publication.
Thought out: I've thought through the submission and have decided things like the style, concept, and basic idea. Nothing has been written down yet, however. I may or may not actually write the story at this point.
Typed up: I've started to type out the submission. I've researched and looked up information about my subject, and the ideas are being fleshed out.
Proof Read and Checked: I've checked for grammatical errors, had other people read it over, and have everything the way I want it.
Submitted: The submission has been finished and entered into the Neopian Times, but I have yet to hear a response.
Rejected: The submission has been rejected.
Held Over: The submission has been held over for a later issue.
Accepted: The submission has been accepted and should be published soon.
The Most Notable Trophy Designs (Or Something): Accepted
A Study on the Destruction of Maraqua*: Typing up (temporally putting on hold)
A Discussion of Ethics*: Thought out
Your Uncle Albert*: Thought out
Of Dice and Men*: Thought out
Stressed*: Thought out
Programming NPV2*: Thought outNote: * means working title
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