Holy crap, it IS December! This year has gone by so fast and so much has happened since the beginning of this year. We've begun production on PCPai, released
Elements of Light on a regular basis and laid down some groundwork for Peter & Company. Certainly alot more than what we put out last year. Thanks for sticking around with us, even though I missed last week's update.
|Kuki Krumbles, more troublemaker than self-proclaimed best friend.|
Sometime back I think I teased Kuki Krumbles (above) and Aggie Magnus below. I definitely wanted to toy around with a possible villain with some healthy nods to the older Sailor Moon franchise with the other female characters that'll show up in PCPai. However, I also wanted to do something a little different than simply having rival sorcerers stand in our heroes' path so I made Kuki and Aggie more like family to start things off.
While Pai may be about the weakest witch around, Kuki does her best to look out for her though starting out only slightly more experienced. Aggie herself stands as among the most powerful youths in the city of Hocus Pocus Heights. Of course Kuki doesn't exactly look the description of being slightly above par does she? So far, she's one of the characters Im having the most fun writing.
|Aggie Magnus, the newest magical prodigy.|
That's not to say I dont enjoy writing Aggie either. Surprisingly enough, I came up with the idea of her name overhearing my coworkers chatting about witch titles awhile back.
Lady Miasma, Pai's Grandmother runs a household of young, orphaned witches and Aggie was the first to be taken in by the wise old sorceress. As such, Aggie has not only learned the newer, more peaceful ways of learning magics but also the older, more violent methods of magical conjuring, thanks to her studies with Pai's mother, Anima. I have a few storylines in mind for her already and once hers and Kuki's designs are a bit more solidified, she's sure to be among the more important characters in the series.
The story focuses on two characters actually. The first Ryner Lute (Mr. Brown Hair up there), a powerful mage cursed with a set of eyes that allow him to not only decipher most magics in his unwilling journey serving his kingdom but also grant him a highly feared (though kinda cliched) berserker mode. Ryner himself has a couple of cool moments mostly because of his modern personality which constrasts the more proper, medieval-speaking cast. Though he starts out as a lethargic do-nothing who doesnt lift a finger to help his friends until later, he does grow to become a likeable, more-grounded protagonist. Then, there's Sion, the white-hairded pretty-boy above.
(see Code Geass) but this show pulls it off very subtly and effectively. It's a tad haunting really since Sion's change is actually very well-intended for his own people, in some way fooling the audience using gleams of stained glass whenever Sion himself is met with a life-or-death decision which would influence the progression of his kingdom.
"What I seek is thunder! EAT YO PEAS!!"