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To get things strait!

CJRFM's setting bases itself in an alternate futuristic London (no date decided yet but it takes elements ranging from the early nineties to Today) Looming metallic Glass structures, High motorways lit with neon lights and beautiful celetial skies. However this gleamy cityscape is not all perfect and sparkly as one may think for it is juxtaposed with run down shanty town council housing overgrown in weeds and moss like ruins of an old forgotten past. A city torn between Crime syndicates, Secret societies and a youth of Cyber Sound Gangs that make beef with graffiti, parkour and urban rave music. This may sound like doom and gloom at this point. But with darkness comes light as some would say. That light being the kids of CJRFM.

CJRFM is an acronym for "Concrete Jungle Radio (fm)" An Illegal pirate broadcasting station based at the top of a large block of flats, Operated by a group of cheery Junglist kids ( aka: "The Radio Crew" ). The Station specialises in Urban street music. Playing and spreading the sounds of Jungle, Drum and Bass, Dubstep, Breakbeat Hardcore music and Future Garage, also advertising the latest rave parties and Record sales for some extra cash. The radio station is constantly under threat from the Police (The DTI unit that works in dealing with radio transmissions) ,  Rival Radio stations with related gangs and a low budget to simply keep it running.

Our story begins with a side character. A lousy ferret detective who goes by the name Frank. Due to some unfortunate work incident he is forced to move and live somewhere he can actually afford. That place happens to be a tiny cramped apartment in the high rise C block on Kento estate residents. By day; a quiet and partially abandoned place that resembles a somewhat "Concrete Jungle" Literally. By night. Well that you have to wait and see. One night Frank realises his shabby home isn't as quiet as he thought as he hears the gritty roaring vibration of the infamous radio headquarters stationed right above him. The annoyed Ferret thinking his life couldn't get any worse decides to investigate the noise on his own. It is then he meets The radio Crew. A surprisingly pleasant bunch of kids who are more than meets the eye. Soon Frank finds himself plummeting into a world of loud music, Parties, Attractive girls, Conspiracies and unexpected Danger. ...

Whether he likes it or not.

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Something WORTH noting: While Frank is a stage setter he is NOT a main character. (haha sorry Frank) I dunno I just find it Generic how the main character is always fully explained right at the start! I find the approach of a minor character much more appealing. Seeing the character development though they're eyes as opposed to a more up front and self narrative way. If that makes sense. Man what am I saying? There isnt really a main character. The Radio Crew are pretty much all equal :P

CONCERNS! One of my concerns is about the American readers (which is probably more than half of you) Does this sound appealing to you? Or is this too british? :S ALSO Think about this. Im trying to get soemthing quite musically orientated onto paper without video or audio support. This is kind of hard since You can't really listen to the music described in the comic sooo yah :P But ill try my very best!

There are a couple of links to some Interesting videos to help you understand the concept better! "Check the Description!"
CJRFM TEAM HAPPI BOMB

For anybody who is interested in my upcoming comic series. PLEASE read this! It will pretty much inform you of all the basic things you need to know before I start production on this thing! ^w^

This includes: Basic description of Setting, a Basic description of the main focus "The Radio Crew" AND even a little preview introduction of the story itself! ... Don't worry it doesn't spoil anything :P

I hope this helps!

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Here are a couple of Interesting videos to help you understand the concept a bit better!

Pirate Radio London - 1994 Documentary
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A London someting dis! "UK Jungle Documentry 1993" [link]

Take it Back by Todla T Music video "Pirate radio theme" [link]

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PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEEEAAASEEE! TELL ME WHAT YOU THINK!! ;P Feedback is very crucial at this stage!

PEACE! ~ JaQ
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Same-side Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012   Writer
This would fit better under Prose, or Fan Art/Fan Fiction, than Scripts & Screenplays.
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SCIFIJACKRABBIT Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Student Artist
im sorry botu how is this Fan art or Fan fiction. this is obviously my original creation :S
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Same-side Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012   Writer
Oh, sorry 'bout that. Woops. Either Prose or Characters/Settings?
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SCIFIJACKRABBIT Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Student Artist
hmm okay :3
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Same-side Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012   Writer
Cuando?
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Yasuki-Konno Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
Obalisk nailed it perfectly, it helps introduce us to unique cultural elements distinctive & a fresh air in this oversaturated mundane world of K-Pop gals, Justin Biebers & Eminems. I'm all for the Britishness and Drum n' Bass, also love studying the unique parallels even b/w our counterparts both modern & traditional (esp. Japanese & Korean Culture) so GO FOR IT! :star:
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SCIFIJACKRABBIT Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Student Artist
Haha thankyou! I just wanted to do something differn't ya know but also at the same time something im quite familiar with. I think its strange that UK Drum and Bass culture hasn't had the same impact that USA Hip Hop had. I find it very inspiring haha ;P Just my way of exposing it.. that combined with more familiar elements such as Anthro and japanese art styles that everyone can relate too ;P
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Yasuki-Konno Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
I think it has to do with violent yet ear-catchy stories, cultural leading icons & minimal yet catchy structure in USA Hip Hop. Very easy to make & work (not to mention exploit :x) even in mainstream.
UK DnB is more about music & sheer power, transcends lyrics, way more complex & musically open than ye olde Nightclub DJing. Even mainstream can't comprehend DnB as a whole so it remains dignified, kind of like Metal Music in a sense. :star:
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SCIFIJACKRABBIT Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Student Artist
Nailed it man :D
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obalisk Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
do it,do it,DO IIIIITTT!!! I am an american reader and one of the many reasons I love CJRFM is BECAUSE it's british.I also love the amazing artwork, the genius writing and EVERYTHING. I think that everyone, weather there american or british will love your drawing,writing and genius!!!!!!!
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SCIFIJACKRABBIT Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Student Artist
awwwh thanks mann ^w^

~ Jack
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obalisk Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
your welcome. and I wasn't just saying those things, I meant every word. good luck! I hope to see CJRFM soon! -your supporter,Ealom-
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Auxilon Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011
I liek. Starting out with a side character is a great and fresh approach that I haven't seen in a long time if ever (I can't remember any stories that have done this if I have read them at all)

I remember when you gave us the link to the pirate radio video, and it was really helpful in giving me an idea of what's going on there. Great setting you've got, and now I'm on the edge of my seat waiting for the plot to unfold. Who's in charge of writing it BTW?
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SCIFIJACKRABBIT Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Student Artist
Thanks mate ^w^ Glad to see someone as interested as you are ;P

and Im writing it :

~ JaQ
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SmilesInOblivion Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011
Well sir me being an American I do say.....That this is freaky awesome!! I do quite enjoy Britishness, and stories that don't take place in USA. CNT WAIT TAH SEE ITTTTTT!!!
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HatTrick321 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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Nekluna Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011
Well,,,,the draft for the plot seems pretty good.
Sure, it isnt something new, it reminds me of asphalt cities with drugs problems, corruption, capitalism, big social cliffs, racial issues etc in places in Brazile, Japan, China, Usa, U.K, you name it.
Trying to put in some more music elements is a more fresh thought, although im skeptical how it will turn out. Writing in the lyrics and some make the character say a bit aboutn the music will add more feeling the it, even though it is nicer to actually hear a music hit stream or youtube or something.
I think the comic can be pretty good, depending on how you will handle it. The question is when you will actually upload the first page for it, how much time it will take for every page of the comic to be finished, and it the comic will be entertaining in the long run. Getting a good start isnt that hard, keeping the peoples interest alive maybe 20-30 pages later is way harder, and gets more complicated the further the comic goes, if the comic would be 50 volumes long, it is an extreme example, it will be extremely hard to maintain the readers interest for the comic at that point.
Some more tips from me as well.
When you actually start drawing the comic, make sure to give it enough time and effort so the pages arent down very rough, fast and simple. Make it look good with feeling so the reader can see you care about it. Seeing a comic with pages that varies greatly in quality is very annoying.
Another flaw that you should try to avoid and not many care about, is the amount of text in speech bubbles and alike. It is very boring to see big speech bubbles with very much text in many pages in a row. they take much space, makes the reader lose interesting in the other things beside the text and the tempo slow down the more the long text continues. Furthermore, you dont need much text in a comic to discuss complicated matter. You can make quite small speech bubble, with little text and still advanced context, although it takes much more writing skill than writing much words instead. I gues that why many manga writers do the latter to try to show of their abilities.....
I highly recommend you to use speed lines from the manga style you see in Japanese comics. The more lines the better. Using the the western style with small, few and tiny lines hardly representing anything at all is pretty useless in order to prove that something is moving fast etc.
I dont think it will be a problem for you, from what i have seen you tend to to combine things from both west and eastern styles. Sometimes it lean more to west others east.
Something more, it is obvious you can draw sexy and ecchi pics. Not sure how much of that will be in your planned comic. But if you will, I strongly recommend you to not include too much of it and not too often. Take the manga Love Hina as an example. There you see naked girls really often, nearly in the same positions every time. Within a few chapters you lose interest and dont care anymore. You know how they look with less or no clothes and therefore do not need anymore ecchi events.
Make sure to draw both girls/ladies and boys/men equally well,so you dont put to much time on the female side. If you do, the male side becomes boring when they look less interesting and not so special while the girls are way more astonishing to observe deeply.
Do not use a wind every time you wish to draw a page with a heavy atmosphere or something like that. It gets boring really fast and cheesy. Also, it is preferred to use the eastern style when it comes to facial expression which you know how to use. It is a good way to express different emotions and speed up a comic. The western style with fewer expressions and stiffer faces lacks depth, realism, and ways to avoid dragging down the comic to snail speed.

/Best regards
Nekluna
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SCIFIJACKRABBIT Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011  Student Artist
Wow thanks mate that really helped alot ^w^ ide like you to know I have indeed already started the comic.... However it is taking much longer than I thought due to contant changes in my head being made. Im already considering backtracking and think I need further planning to do with the actual plot. Its a huge task and there are many characters that need equal attention for a good sense of character development. ... Anyway here it is.[link] Tell me whatcha think of each page if you want ;P Your advice is really good to me :3

~ JaQ
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Nekluna Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011
I'm glad you found the post useful.
I have already seen the comic, but didn't realize it was that one you meant.
Well....i better read it more carefully sometime soon.
Yea i will comment when needed, cant promise it will get much for every page though, it may variate.
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Ninjaslug Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Whether the setting is british or not USA-fucks will generally not care. Dystopias and such are neat, so yes, I'm interested.
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CPT-HAZE Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I brimming with excitement
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SCIFIJACKRABBIT Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011  Student Artist
You can read the comic ive done so far here ^w^ [link]

~ JaQ
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CPT-HAZE Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Nice. I like the story from the description so far
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AlexanderSie Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
well i'm newly in web comic so i think will be great ,if comic like that will give me so interest in reading those, so i like to see some afford into this with some of your way to make the comic. yeah i'm american part honduran and i would like to see some UK base comic. so do your stuff
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FaustinePayne Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
The Idea you've explained actually is quite appealing to me, and I'm not English. I'd just be cautious about using expressions that are too colloquial (local) not that I see that as problem.

Normally I don't read these things (attention span of a fly) but your idea was interesting enough to hook me.

Very nicely done. Now to read the comic!
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SCIFIJACKRABBIT Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Student Artist
Thanks for reading it mate! Though I feel this brief is slightly outdated now.. back when I wrote this I had the idea that New London was more of a juxtaposed city with divisions of rich and poor split all over the place (more like real london) but since then Ive decided to take up the "Outer London vs Inner London" thing since it just adds more story... other then that this brief is quite reliable ;P once again thanks for taking interest! If you want to support me I set up a group :iconconcrete-junglists: ..its a bit pointless XD But I was recommended to do it by friends cuz it apparently establishes ones self better ;P

~ JaQ
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FaustinePayne Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Sure thing!
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blameless99 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
sounds appealing to me, i lived in chicago for two years and went back recently. sounds like my kinda place
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Ngeohp Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
omg awesome make it a comic
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xscar10 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the idea, and it seems verry well thought out. Also, I being american, find this fits americans pretty well just as it would the brittish. If you hadn't said it was london, I would have thought it was up in new york. Anyways, again love the idea, and look forward to seeing more.
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SCIFIJACKRABBIT Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Student Artist
aha cool! thanks ;)

~ JaQ
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xscar10 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome ^w^
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mezzanineMinotaur Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Student General Artist
This sounds like the best comic I will ever read within the near future. ;p
Awesome overview, can't wait to read it! 8D
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SCIFIJACKRABBIT Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Student Artist
haha Thanks ;P

~ JaQ
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ACEnBEAKY Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011
The first thing I thought of was a different style of Jet Set Radio Future done your way crossed with some after school specials and maybe a particularly British thing, like a dash of Redwall thrown in (not medieval or knightly honor code, just British anthros). It's like the modern urban Hardy Boys or Sugar Creek gang, something like that. This little band of kids, how old are they? Are they any better than the crime syndicates and corrupt police they oppose? I mean, to keep the budget up, are they doing some bad things of their own, like theft or trafficking? I gotta ask, because knowing who you're admiring helps you set yourself up for receiving your story. You may think these questions are a little judge mental and put you on the spot, but at least somebody cares about your story enough to understand it and find out if he likes it....
.....That and I like the idea of teen anthro heroes....under certain conditions.
Hmmm...Are these kids a gang themselves or just technically a gang of kids? Seems like they wouldn't want to be bad but end up becoming somewhat of that. They sound somewhere between a neighborhood crime watch, college frat, borderline gang and a dash of resistance movement. Now all they need is a mystery machine and an andalite friend. Oh wait! They can't drive. Legally.
Attractive girls? What does this Frank guy have to do with under aged attractive girls? Isn't he like an adult? By the way, so far this ferret minor character is the person I kind of like. I think I sympathize, empathize with him by the little I know....A disillusioned adult dealing with idealistic teenagers....
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SCIFIJACKRABBIT Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Student Artist
Oh yeah forgot to mention! also made a back cover if your interested ;P

[link]

~ JaQ
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SCIFIJACKRABBIT Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Student Artist
First of all ide just like to say thanks for the lengthy comment filled with questions! And Ide gladly answer them all for you ;P
Firstly about Jet set radio! I get this alot lol. Its one of my many inspirations! I guess it is like a british more gritty version of it in some respect. When I say british I don't nessarsarly mean traditional posh queens england. one of the purposes of CJRFM is my way of exploring the underground nightlife club culture here ;) Which I think is quite overlooked. I mean everybody pretty much knows about the Hip Hop and Rap scene over in the US But not as many know about the Jungle/Drum and Bass and UK Garage side of London :)

As for the "kids" well... they aint literally "kids" they are teenagers ages ranging between 18 - 19. Compared to the crime syndicates the Pirate radio gangs are just looking for fun. The Concrete Jungle crew (main cast) are probably the nicest of the stations. As in they don't go looking for fights and they arnt rowdy and unreasonable chavs. so technicly they don't even deserve the name "gang" same goes for there main rivals "Hardcore Hazard crew" A pretty nice bunch aswell. But then there is gonna be meaner posies running other stations like "Virus FM" who are in legion with the K9 crew and some others I wont mention. Basically the whole premises of the Illegal Pirate radio thing is just a teenagers hobby. Its kinda based on a true thing. Very inspired by the Nineties Pirate Radio scene in London. heres a doc more about it if your interested ;P [link] . As for the question "are they just as bad" well... thats what the story is going to explore. Teenagers tend to rebel! And I admire that rebellious nature! (once again an inspiration)

Frank is an odd one. Hes from a whole differnt subculture. Hes your typical stereotypical English gentleman. Posh, wears good clothes, Articulate ect. Interesting thing is hes only in his early 20's and is extremely talented. Thats why he got into the detective police force at a young age. More about that when I actually write it ;P Since he is also in some respect also a teenager his morals and maturity are not quite up yet. Read more about him here! I wrote a short bio! [link] "A disillusioned adult dealing with idealistic teenagers" is very close but not literal. He thinks like an Adult (tries to XD) But he really isn't

Thanks! Hope I explained! And sorry about my grammar and Spelling! Ina rush see!

~ JaQ
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Anonymous-Jack Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011
That sounds very interesting! I'd love to see it when it comes!
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SCIFIJACKRABBIT Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Student Artist
Thanks mate ;)
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Anonymous-Jack Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011
No Problem! It's my Pleasure!
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artistafrustrado Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
actually it sounds pretty neat ^w^
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Nanemae Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011  Student General Artist
I may be American, but this sounds like it's gonna be grand.
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FlameF19 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm American and I approve this
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bphenix3000 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011
This sounds interesting. I've heard about Jungle/Garage music from some of my friends who are from London, but I've never actually heard it myself. It'll be fun to see how this story looks.
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Kerbsan Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I think the thing that it is being in London is very good when one says the word London people see the historical side of the city ... but there is indeed the modern side as well ... to me it seems like a good contrast the great city of London a city of culture, history and "urban rebels" as I call it :)

I think it is a great idea hope to see and hear about this thing ... giving your group a watch ;)
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SCIFIJACKRABBIT Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011  Student Artist
you nailed it man! CJRFM is my way of expressing the underground urban culture in London! I mean theres one in pretty much every city. Big example is the Hip Hop scene in the US. But not many people actually know about the Jungle/Garage and Drum and Bass side of London ;P (cept Londoners of corse)

~ JaQ
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Kerbsan Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Since I really like Drum and Bass and Dubstep I'm really looking forward to this project so is there a possibility to draw fan art? Because I have some ideas in my head with the character Toni was her name? If it is possible of course. When the comic will be officially out I would like to do all character fan art. of course with your permission.
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SCIFIJACKRABBIT Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011  Student Artist
I think I noted you about that a while ago! Sure man go ahead! it would be very appreciated ;P

I have a fan corner on my page so itl be there too :D

~ JaQ
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Kerbsan Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I apologise for the little spam :D wasn't sure if my note arrived at its destination so I wrote you a message since I saw you online at that time :)
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ThaBrokenSword Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I do like this idea, Stick to it man

Im lookin foward to it :peace:
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