Thursday, January 21, 2010

Miko is PPGZ's Bunny!



I've kinda traced it so Miko Shirogane looks like a Powerpuff Girls Z. And guess what? She does look like Bunny, the fourth Powerpuff Girl! Yeah, now I'm kinda obsesed with drawing Miko Shirogane as Bunny.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Girl looks like Montblanc!


Kinda spoiler-ish, but as long as the story isn't shown a lot, it wouldn't be that much of a spoiler, right?

Well, this is MiniMandy (a.k.a "Minnie"). She's in this "warrior" mode. It's green, with yellow lining, had brown stockings, oh man! I cannot believe Bleedman had drew something so cool! He drew something very similar as to Montblanc! She even had gray eyes and blonde hair, which is even more similar!

Then there will be something important to her while wearing that attire! I'm going fangirl right now! Let me breathe hard first!

OK, I read this comic with my sister since she wanted to read this. I'm also curious because it's a very known comic. Oh, and this comic is called "Grim Tales from Down Below". I just hope I don't get it wrong...

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Montblanc in FFTA3: OA


I will introduce Montblanc from Final Fantasy Tactics A3: Omega Awakening (I kinda suggest it as Final Fantasy Tactics α3), a fan project, not from Square Enix, as it's disclaimed. In the website that is now on maintenance, I was in charge of this character (I'm a big fan of him anyway).

Let me kinda do some artist interview kind of thing. I gave him a monocle because of his "upperclass" state. You know, because of he leads Clan Centurio, one of the most well-known clans in Ivalice. If you think about the clan's salary, you'll think that the clan leader would get the most money right? That made me think that Montblanc's rich. Another reason is because he's a professor type of person in this game. I'll explain later.

His outfit isn't actually his original outfit from the other games (unlike the picture above), instead Montblanc would wear a modification of it.

Well, you'll probably know what's its relation with the story plot below (it's font is white, so it's a spoiler thing).

Montblanc is the leader of Clan Centurio, a clan that is well-known all across the world. But despite of Montblanc's fame which led him to be almost more famous than Prima Donna, not a single person, with the exception of his close friends, knew even a hint that Montblanc has a certain goal.

When the moogle wasn't standing on the banister giving hunts or using his Black Magick to knock off monsters and crooks, or searching around the streets for the latest rumors so he could solve them, Montblanc resides in his bedroom, reading some books he either borrowed or bought in public places. What was in those books?

Books about Grimoires, magic, crystals, anything inter-dimensional. He wanted to know about the world his old friend had lived. It has been years that he's been doing this, reading pages and pages and study on them.

When Montblanc had already married a wealthy girl (named Reaker), quit his clan for a while, and had a child who was old enough to go to school, something had said to him that he should have a journey, to deepen his knowledge about this Grimoire, or even help someone with a pack of knowledge filled within his head.

Montblanc is later found in Jylland by the protagonists of FFTA3, Mira and Otto (such not-good names, I guess) during a mission where an unknown person needed help in research (or his monocle, this is still to be discussed). They thought it was a Nu Mou, but then he was Montblanc. Mira tells Montblanc that she wanted to go home to Earth, then he says that his old friend was from there too. Montblanc said that his friend was lost, but he helped him to bring him back home.

With all of those people following Montblanc, there was a mission where another clan member of Clan Centurio (and a big fan) wanted to have a battle with him. When they get defeated, the member of Clan Centurio said that they weren't good enough because of Montblanc's absence, but the founder said that they just needed to train harder.

His signature weapon is a Bulava, a mace made for some noble upperclassmen like him. It was made for a long time, and it was an award with no price. The mace gave him a new ability to his Negromancy skillset, Faust. It could be obtained through a special mission where his wife sent him a package. Montblanc must receive it in the Harbor, but it was invaded by pirates, therefore they must be defeated in order to finish the quest.

There's also a dismiss mission (a feature Tempestman introduced) for Montblanc, where he receives a letter from his wife that her family misses him. You don't have to worry, since you could also turn back from this mission. There will be some Yes/No option in the quest.

That's all for the information. It's not that it's accepted by the FFTA3 crew, but let's hope it does.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Final Fantasy Tactics A3 info

Final Fantasy Tactics A3: The Final Chapters (temporary name) is a fan project started by Tempestman. It is a group of ideas by many fans of the previous Tactics series. It has both dark and bright elements. The story is about a school girl who found a mysterious book on the streets, despite that she didn't really like ancient books like the book she found. She kept it anyway since her father is an enthusiast of historical books. When she slept, she found herself in a weird world known as Ivalice, in a situation where war is in place.

Characters: (some spoilers, but some major spoilers are hidden.)

Mira Randell:
The female protagonist who found the book in her town. She happened to have a mysterious power, which might trigger the Grimoire she held.

Otto: The male protagonist who saved and helped Mira in Ivalice. He is described as the "player character" and he is as important as Mira. Otto is an archer who seeks revenge.

Jak: Otto's moogle thief who has the same goal. Their clan will named based on his "grandpappy", and he talks a bit more "streety" than others.

Lif: He is a viera, and Shara's brother who protects Mira, since she is familiar to another person who was described to him before. Despite being a male viera, he lived among female viera instead of the place where male viera should belong to.

Seth: Otto and Jak's best friend, who was thought to be dead a few moments ago. But he was seen alive again...

Mid: A Rev engineer who loves engineering. Not much is known about him.

Marigold: Lif's old friend, she was his partner a long time ago. She seems to have an affiliation with Seth (or does she?).

Montblanc: A moogle who works part-time as a "professor". He went to Jylland in his expedition in order to research the place where there was another person who was involved with the Grimoire before. Yes, this time, he has a wife.

Babus: Yes, he's here too. But as an illusion made by the Occuria.

Just go here and here if you want to see or contribute any ideas.