19th Aug 2013, 3:26 AM in McFly

1118. McFly 18: Returning Home

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1118. McFly 18: Returning Home
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Dyonus 19th Aug 2013, 3:26 AM edit delete
As I said Friday, I usually will do things that changes up the comic if it fits a joke or a story. This fit both. Jix's scars fit that story. Erin's blue color came from a joke in one comic and stuck for like seven years.

Why the change? Because I could. I saw an open opportunity with a time travel arc and took it. I did the same thing with Biff in Chrono Redux, but I ended up changing him a few other times. Erin won't be the same way. She'll probably be green for longer.

If you read Jix, you know I like characters to change...not just personality, but appearance. I never did do much with my dragons until now, but Lauren and Paul went through several hairstyles, Jix grew out her fur and gained scars, Caligos's nose got fixed, and Dyonus and Dyona got upgraded bodies. I'm particularly fond of change...and not just coins.

Also, she's not an invert of Rachel exactly. I did base her colors off of Rachel's, but then I began mixing other colors in until I got these. I figured these colors wouldn't be as jarring as some others...especially if I made her red.


dzamie 19th Aug 2013, 7:20 AM edit delete reply
Of course, Erin'll be able to tell something's off once she looks at her bookshelf which has been arranged by color and notices blue != her scale color, or she sees her wings and notices that the membrane is no longer lighter than the frame.
Still, she's not colorblind anymore.
Tathar 19th Aug 2013, 4:12 PM edit delete reply
I'm guessing Beatrix is colorblind now though.
Dyonus 19th Aug 2013, 4:28 PM edit delete reply
No...I need her seeing color for the last couple of comics in this arc.
gamerman14 19th Aug 2013, 8:26 PM edit delete reply
Well, worse things have happened with time travel.
dzamie 20th Aug 2013, 7:17 AM edit delete reply
Yeah, at least there's only one Erin this time.
Andore Mordre 19th Aug 2013, 8:46 PM edit delete reply
Andore Mordre
I'm really glad those first two panels are in 1996 so that message on the wall can't be confused with a small grey dragon we know...
Dyonus 19th Aug 2013, 11:53 PM edit delete reply
Because there's only one Jenny in the world?
Andore Mordre 20th Aug 2013, 10:53 AM edit delete reply
Andore Mordre
You'd be surprised by what some readers think is foreshadowing.
dzamie 20th Aug 2013, 12:25 PM edit delete reply
I always underestimate the reader count here; unless I actually think about it, I'm constantly convinced it's only like 10 or 15 people.
Not sure why.
Almaron 20th Aug 2013, 9:52 PM edit delete reply
I don't suppose anyone other than Erin will remember that Erin was ever blue to begin with? Although she could fix that by telling the others she'd messed with time and had changed colours as a result...it's not like they'd have a reason to think she's lying.
Almaron 20th Aug 2013, 10:08 PM edit delete reply
On another note, the "Main Cast" page is a bit out of date...Beatrix has the wrong parents listed, and Erin...well, now she's a completely different colour.
Dyonus 20th Aug 2013, 10:32 PM edit delete reply
I never updated the Beatrix thing because I figured it would be a spoiler for the arc where Erin and Rachel found out. The blue to green change just happened, so I hadn't changed it yet.
Almaron 20th Aug 2013, 10:15 PM edit delete reply
And on yet another note, have you considered making a TvTropes page for Dragon City? It's presently only mentioned on the "Our Dragons Are Different" page, but I think you've certainly done enough work for it to warrant a full page. http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Webcomic/DragonCity is currently unoccupied, if you want to use it...
Dyonus 20th Aug 2013, 10:32 PM edit delete reply
I haven't gotten around to it, but yeah...I did add Dragon City to some pages, just haven't made it its own page.

One of readers did the Jix one, but as with Jix, I just added it to some of the trope pages.