Because why not? 😀
Yeah! This dude was the only KI-related thing in the ENTIRE Expo. That’s why I’m never going to one again, because they never cater for the smaller fandoms, only the mainstream, which fair enough, they wanna cater to the majority so they can shift their stock, but there might be at least one or two stalls that sell merch from the smaller fandoms, ie KID ICARUS AND ACE ATTORNEY. But no, not even one mention of them. Tokyo Toys is the same.
Anyway I blurred out his face cos I didn’t tell him I was gonna post his pic on the intarwebz. He has a Link tattoo.
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Kiki kicked out as someone grabbed her foot.
“Get off me!”
Pit grabbed hold of Kiki’s wrist and pulled her back towards the gates of the Children’s House. “How many more times, Kiki?”
Kiki remained tight-lipped.
“You can’t go on like this. You know you’re forbidden from leaving the house after dark.”
Kiki refused to respond and looked away, scowling.
Pit continued. “And the fruit in the orchard does not belong to you.”
Here Kiki replied. “It belongs just as much to me as it does to everyone else there!”
“And it belongs just as much to everyone else as it does to you. This is the third time this week you’ve sneaked out at night to steal fruit. Yes, steal, Kiki.”
“You — you just be quiet!”
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“She can’t be one of us.”
“No one here has hair that colour.”
“Give her room, will you!”
“Best be careful – she might be a spy.”
“She’s an angel: she can’t be a spy. And I said to give her room!”
Kiki struggled to consciousness. Whose voices were these? She lifted her head and looked up, bleary-eyed, at the purple-haired youth who’d just spoken.
“Are you Pit?”
The young man looked at her, his face an expression of concern.
“My name is Jayce. And yours?”
“Where’s Pit? I have to find Pit.”
“She’s an assassin,” someone piped up from the back of the small crowd who’d gathered around this mysterious newcomer. “I told you we should have taken her weapons.”
Kiki heaved herself up onto all fours. Her whole body ached and her wings felt heavy. It had taken 8 days of flying, plus various encounters with the deadly denizens of the sky to arrive here and she was worn out. Was this even the right place? Read the rest of this entry »
Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!! Mhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!! Ggggggggggggggggggggg!!!!! KDOSEIRMCVMSFIEWORASAFJASAS!!!!!!!!!!111111111111
*Rabid fangirl has temporarily lost the ability to speak coherently or indeed at all*
*Rabid fangirl realises she just bought a DSi XL and probably can’t afford the 3DS even if she saved up all her wages till then, and therefore regains the ability to whine*
Oh. My. Gosh. That looks like frickin’ Wii graphics; just how powerful can a handheld be?!?!
*Temporarily loses the ability to speak again*
It’s the same Pit we know and love (and rabidly fangirl!). Squeet baby Pitto!! Awesome job, Project Sora! I give you A+. Tell those wusses at Fail Factor 5 who’s boss!!
He still has awful voice, though 😦 Don’t you think he sounds too much like Sonic? Cool for Sonic, but not cool for cute littleboi 😦
‘I’m sick of this, Father. Can’t we do something else?’
‘On your feet, Kiki, come on.’
Kiki let out a growl of irritation as she heaved herself up. ‘I’m not even better from the last time,’ she complained, clutching her arm. ‘One of these days you’ll kill me with your training — and then I can think of some people what will be sorry for some things!’
Callimachus sighed. ‘If you’d only hit the stone as I told you, you wouldn’t have got hurt.’
‘And don’t bury me somewhere manky,’ Kiki continued. ‘I want somewhere with flowers, somewhere nice.’
‘Sure.’ Callimachus picked up another pebble. ‘Hold your dagger properly, come on, don’t slouch. Now for the last time, Kiki, please hit the blessed stone! Ready?’
Callimachus threw the pebble.
‘I’m going inside.’
I am very lucky, thought Callimachus as he watched Asteria at her spinning wheel. I have a beautiful wife, a whole island to myself and a flock of sheep that keeps growing and growing. I have everything I need, and no troubles at all.
Except maybe for Asteria’s fiery temper. Sometimes it took only the smallest thing to rile her — but that was a small price to pay for her companionship.
He’d heard in Skyworld that happiness was often hard to find for Overworlders, but he knew, and they were wrong. I am very happy, he thought. Very happy.
I’ve been trying out this new program of Paint Tool SAI, which is an awesome paint package and I am absolutely totally in love with it. It makes increeeeedibly smooth anti-aliased lines, which you can’t get in Paint Shop Pro, and also it’s great for paint effects which is utterly brilliant if you are the kind of person who makes lots of mistakes and also can’t afford to buy real paints and paper. The problem is it is only a 31 day trial, what I am going to do when it runs out I don’t know.
Rabid fangirl is rabid!
I am also feeling quite utterly disillusioned with Paint Shop Pro at the moment. Firstly, if I use the graphics tablet, even on another application, I can no longer use the mouse to paint. I don’t know why, nothing happens, although the airbrush tool still works. So I have to exit and reload the application, which takes a while. Also as well, I am sick of it always crashing. Thirdly, you don’t get smooth lines like you do in SAI. I still think PSP is awesome for vectors, especially when you need to do precision stuff and might need to resize and tamper with lines a lot, but I hate the way the ends of the vector line are so blocky, you’d think they’d at least have a way to smooth the edges, but you can’t have everything I suppose.
Would anyone like to donate £40 so I can buy SAI?
What happened was, my How to Draw Anime book which I ordered last month, seems to have got lost in America somewhere – or something – anyway the upshot is, I can’t be bothered waiting for it, and £15 crumbs! So I’ve cancelled that, ordered it second hand and also ordered Manga for Dummies, which in total together, cost me about 12 quid.
Sooooo, I hope that in 2 weeks or a bit longer I should have my books, and by then I hope to be able to produce some new work and say What an improvement!
I always dream myself to somewhere else each night / I dream in colour, cos I live in black and white / I know I dream much more than other people do / But I can’t see / How anything can be / Better than a dream…
~ Mike Batt, Better than a Dream
Despite life’s being good, Callimachus always found something to dream about.
Aside from the squabble between Palutena and Medusa, things had been quiet in Angel Land lately. Callimachus was off-duty a fair bit these days, which gave him more time to spend at his woodwork. Right now he was carving toys for the younger angels at the Children’s House, which always earned him some brownie points. It was nice that Angel Land was at peace. But one needed some adventure.
Of course, there was always Pit.
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*simper* I drew Pit again
Can you guess who that is supposed to be? Yeah, it’s Cal. You see what I mean about men’s bodies? I wish my book would hurry up and arrive!
I drew Pit! I drew Pit!
Doesn’t it suck?
There’s still over two weeks before my How to Draw Anime book arrives 😥
I’m sure you won’t be the slightest bit surprised to hear I shrieked with joy when I found this in Smash Bros:
I’ve finally got a lot (not all, mind, some I wanna redo as digital) of the pics for chapter one of Dreamsong ready. You see that? I even have a decent title now. And I’ve even started writing it! Though I haven’t got past the first scene. But it’s progress, yes?
Not that anyone actually gives a damn.
I’m trying to get the hang of drawing with the graphics tablet, but I am finding it utterly hard as you can see. But the thing is, I am getting better.
GAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!! My head is just a blanket at the moment. Some days I can draw really well (by my standards I mean!) and other days I can’t draw even the simplest of pictures. The same with writing. I am still stuck on that chapter one first scene which I started a week ago. And it doesn’t help that my eyes are still bleeding from that frigging Adult Satan: Man Icarus in Labyrinth 3D model.
Anyway, if you want a preview of Kid Liquorice: clicky ici
I’m going to warn you that the following link contains quite possibly the fugliest thing I’ve ever seen. Yes, it is even worse than the concept art. I am not going to post the actual in fact pictures here because I do not want to profane this blog with such s***.
Okay, here it is: Rumoured Factor 5 3D model.
And now have some eye bleach, you need it.
Did you ever see the like? WTF is that? What is that?!? What kind of morons can’t tell the difference between, on the one hand, a cute 12 year old angel boy and on the other hand, Ziggy Stardust? I mean that is enough to put Medusa out of business if she wasn’t out of business already?!!?!?!
Oh my gosh I could happily douse myself in petrol and set myself on fire, so angry am I!
Thank you, Pit! My sentiments exactly!
(Assuming the rumours are true)
In Memoriam Factor 5, game studio
I had never
Heard of you
Until I saw
The rumours that
You wanted to turn Pit
Into a criminal
And banish him
For a thousand years.
It is you
By E. J. Thribb (Factor 17½)
(If you don’t know who E. J. Thribb is – clicky here)
There are rumours floating around that they are closing down their studios – what a shame! And of course people say, this means there will be no new Kid Icarus game. Personally I couldn’t care less, I’d rather Brawl was his last ever appearance in a game than have him totally wrecked and turned into a 30 year old emo crim.
Where’s that dancing banana when you need him?
It’s strange because I was just daydreaming about what would happen if Pit, Link and Ike brawled on the Skyworld level, who would be the winner. And I decided it would probably go to Sudden Death and then Pit would take out Link, and Ike would take out Pit. So it would be 1. Ike, 2. Pit, 3.Link.
Arright, so I put them all under CPU control at level 9 (how is it that CPUs play so badly at level 9 even yet they still kick my butt?) and you’ll never guess, but it did actually in fact go to Sudden Death, at 0 all. Pit was playing absolutely hopelessly I must say, only he did get the Final Smash which is what saved him from utterly losing. But the strangest thing was, in sudden death, Pit did actually take Link out straight away, just like I imagined, and he nearly took out Ike but Ike did actually get him in the end.
It is absolutely strange the way it worked out completely exactly the way I imagined it would.
Really, I think I play this game too much.
Pit re-read the missive he’d received two days ago.
FAO Kid Icky
Our last battle was unreliable and unfair. The air in Skyworld is too thin and how do you expect me to fight when I am nearly fainting from lack of oxygen? I demand a rematch at a neutral location. I will meet you on Tuesday at Space Station 0 at exactly 10h00. If you don’t turn up I will assume you forfeit and I shall be the victor.
PS I fight for my friends
Pit crumpled up the letter and tossed it over his shoulder. ‘Ha!’
Kid Liquorice tapped her feet impatiently. ‘And once you’ve finished your battle, you will be good friends again, won’t you, because I want to invite him to our house for tea. Oh look, he’s coming!’ She sighed. ‘He’s soooo handsome…’
‘We didn’t come here to admire the view!’ Pit snapped.
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I can’t help it! It’s compulsive!! And I’m not even good at captions!
MOAR PIT! MOAR PIT!!
Trust me, the mirror shield works on ALL his attacks. I clocked Boss Battles wooooo yeah!
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Did I tell you I finished Kid Icarus? Twice even. Yes and I have, too! Without cheat codes either. I was having so much fun that I forgot to get screenshots, though, till near the end.
The ending is utterly ghay, watch this:
Here are some shots from the second time round. Once you clock the game you can play again with all your stats intact.
Kid Icarus for VC only costs 500 Wii points which isn’t that much if your sister happens to have a lot of Stars 😉 And once you buy a legit copy you can just download the original ROM and play it on an emulator which has save states
Kid Icarus is my absolutely completely extremely favourite and best, but –
You are neither my favourite nor my best, mister!
This guy is so freaking brilliant
Why they’re not using his awesome Brawl design and making him look like a western emo Star Wars character is beyond me. FFS. Things don’t need to be dark to look cool, any of those Pit designs are using the Brawl design but making him look needlessly emo/darker, or too much like an adult. The game is called KID Icarus for a reason, Pit is an adolescent!!
Creating Pit like this will not bode well for Japanese sales, neither does Factor 5. I know it never did so well in Japan anyway, but his Brawl look is amazingly popular now. By doing this they instantly take away any popularity potential.
Angst is the total polar opposite of good. He looks like f***ing Anakin Skywalker with wings!
I don’t care if it’s concept art, if they had any brains they’d use his popular Brawl look, no redesign needed, that was already done.
EDIT: Oh, and the story of Pit as a fallen angel is total bulls**t. I hope it’s not real. It’s the total opposite of the way Pit is usually imagined. Why does everything have to be all dark and angsty these days!?
[cos of those frickin emo kids – Silver]
In any case I don’t trust Factor 5 at all with this project, it they are indeed working on it. It’s not their area, I have no idea why they’d even want to take it. I looked at the list of their games, and oh dear, they’d be the last company on earth I’d choose to revive a mythological fantasy series.
I don’t get the need to complain and go on like they’ve ruined the franchise, the final product (if it exists) hasn’t even been officially revealed yet.
Saves me having to do it when the game “Kid Icarus: Pit’s Gangster Adventures in Hell” (Fan translated to “Adult Satan: Lucifer’s Epic Adventure”) is revealed at E3 in a few months.
@ Adult Satan
Squee, dude, I love you!
I’m feeling so depressed about this and totally hopeless. Being a rabid fangirl is not all about squees and drawing crappy fan art (and excuse me my fan art is not crappy – just mediocre). It also means feeling utterly sick when morons like Fail Factor Infinity decide to tear the object of your fangirlism limb from limb. Iz maeks me so sad 😦
Here, Pit, gimme summa that!
Remind me to never search deviantART for Pit fan art… stoopid blasted fricking emo paedo kids I hate them.
They ought to be strung up, it’s the only language they understand but knowing them, they’d probably enjoy it.
PIT IS A 12 YEAR OLD KID FFS! HE’S A CHILD!! STOP PAEDOING ON HIM OR I’LL HUNT YOU DOWN AND RIP YOU TO SHREDS YOU DISGUSTING PEOPLE! ANYONE WHO THINKS ITS A GOOD IDEA TO MATCH A 12 YEAR OLD BOY WITH A MAN DESERVES TO BE SHOT!!!!!
x_x <-stoopid emo paedo kid
There, I feel a bit better now.
I dunno who I hate more, Fail Factor Infinity or emo paedo kids.
The rabid fangirl is not happy.
From the Kid Icarus – Angel Land Story manual
Let us go back to the distant past to an age when the gods and Man lived together in harmony. There was once a kingdom called “Angel Land.” This kingdom was ruled by two beautiful goddesses, Palutena who administered light and Medusa who ruled darkness. Palutena lived in the Palace in the Sky and administered light so that man could live in happiness. And bathed in this light man grew food and lived in peace.
However, Medusa the goddess of darkness was different. Medusa hated mankind. She took great pleasure in drying up the crops that man took great pains to grow and in turning people into stone statues.
In her anger Palutena changed Medusa into an ugly monster and banished her to the deep, dark Underworld. For being changed into this ugly monster and forced to live in the Underworld, Medusa promised to take over the Palace in the Sky where Palutena lived.
So great was Medusa’s anger that she joined forces with the monsters and evil spirits of the Underworld and Medusa’s army soon began to surpass Palutena’s army in strength.
Soon a war between Palutena and Medusa began. Medusa led a surprise attack on Palutena’s army which could barely fend off the attack. Palutena’s army suffered major losses and was heavily defeated in the final battle.
What’s more, Medusa’s army took the Three Sacred Treasures – the Mirror Shield, the Arrow of Light, and the Wings of Pegasus – away from them.
Almost all of the warriors in Palutena’s army were turned into stone statues and Palutena herself was imprisoned deep in the Palace in the Sky. The peaceful realm of Angel Land came to be inhabited by foul and terrible monsters and was turned into a land of darkness ruled by the wicked Medusa. Locked in the depths of the Palace in the Sky, Palutena’s strength was drained to its last.
As a last resort, she sought the help of the angel youth Pit who was being held prisoner locked in a deep dungeon in the Underworld.
Pit was a valiant warrior who used to be in charge of Palutena’s personal bodyguards. Armed with a bow and arrow brought to him through Palutena’s magical strength, Pit attempted an escape from the Underworld.
The guard at this time was low in number as Medusa’s army had advanced to the Palace in the Sky. Pit succeeded in his escape and set out on his long adventure to rescue Palutena. Yet to defeat Medusa he had to get the Three Sacred Treasures. Will Pit be able to restore Palutena’s light and return it to Angel Land?
Copyright and credit to Nintendo etc etc etc
The story of Kid Icarus is based on Perseus’s battle with Medusa. Perseus is given the mirror shield by Athene and a sword by Hermes. There are also three special gifts he needs to get from nymphs to help him in his quest, a bit like Pit’s power items given to him by Zeus. There doesn’t seem to be any mention of why Pit is called Pit – is there some significance to his name or was it just arbitrarily chosen? I would probably incline to the latter. Palutena doesn’t sound particularly Greek either, however I have noticed that Palutena resembles Athene in some ways in terms of being armed and owning a mirror shield.
Could Palutena’s name be a corruption of Pallas Athena?
Let’s have a basic look at Pit’s special moves. I’m using the Wiimote + Nunchuk scheme to describe his moves here.
Standard Special – Palutena’s Arrows
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I did say I was going to fill and fill and fill this blog with Pit pics till I’m sick. But I’m also treating you to some other pics too. Enjoy 🙂
‘You’re too slow!’
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‘What have I just eaten??’
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Squee, watch my eyes turn into hearts. Here is a sneak preview of Kid Liquorice – Skyworld Story.
Looks like Callimachus has pretty much sealed his fate… who is he shaking his fist at?
I really am so totally sucky at Smash Bros now 😥 And I was kickin’ butt at level 8. Now I can barely hold my own against level 6 CPUs. Wanna have a good laugh at how crap I am? Here you are!
Here’s me at Level 6. I think I actually won this brawl but you can see how unbelievably hopeless I am that even level 6 CPUs are giving me trouble. By the way, this is not a movie file. Currently there’s no way to convert replay files to avis or whatnot, because the Wii saves your controller input, rather than a straight video file. So you have to have SSB:Brawl first, then load this bin file onto an SD card and watch it on your Wii. Or you might be able to do it with emulators, I don’t know.
I so totally suck.
A short non-story. Just for the lulz
Pit returns to Skyworld to lick his wounds.
‘You’ll pay for this, you rotten eggplanticus!!!!’
Kid Liquorice informs him that Ike is on his way to Skyworld to settle the matter, so Pit spends a bit of time practising his attacks.
‘Wowicus!! That is one cool flower!!’
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I’ve become so utterly useless at Smash Bros lately… I’m losing to level 6 CPUs even. Not even my special nunchuk of luck is helping… hmmm… I guess my heart eyes are just getting too big!!
My trusty 3B pencil that I’ve had since I was 17 is getting very small, so I was on a mission to buy a few replacements. Can you believe it? No one seems to sell 3B pencils on their own anymore. They had packs of pencils from B-9B – yeah, great – what do I want with all those? But no 3Bs on their own. So I had to get 2 4Bs and a 2B. Well, maybe I’ll prefer the 4B, and who knows? There used to be a really good art shop on Muswell Hill, just where the 144 stops. I used to get my art supplies from there – including my faithful 3B pencil – but it changed a few years back into a make-up shop.
So you see I am making some progress on my Kid Liquorice Sky World Story, but I am having difficulties at the moment with some sheep. I can draw sheep okay, that’s not a problem, it’s a lot easier than I expected. But I am having problems with this particular picture in terms of the composition and perspective. The depth, it always looks wrong. I haven’t got very far with this picture and getting Callimachus’s pose right is also proving a bit tricky.
I really want to get a mannikin and they did in fact have one in Smith’s (despite the fact that they had hardly anything else) for £11.99 which is not bad, so I might get one from there next time I go. But first I’m going to look on the interwebz because Smith’s is very expensive.
I had an interesting conversation with Agent T the other day.
Agent T: You look like someone I know.
Agent T: [whispering]Kid Liquorice
Agent T FTW!!!
I got my SD cards The pics look better on the TV screen, they look very pixelated here though 😦 For some reason the pics are anti-aliased on the Wii, but not when transferred to PC. I don’t get it. Click to view full size
Pit’s down taunt… so beautiful
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