Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Cobalt_k - Portraits (1968)


My work schedule has been a real mess this week - extremely busy.  I hope to have a solid block of time this weekend to get some writing done (no time last weekend).

In the meantime, let's examine another portrait of Mistress Arianna - we've already established that she's a fan of some mod fashions - and this colorized version gives us another impression of her.

Art by Cobalt_k.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

The Rehabilitation of Princess - 6


Weekend work schedules always screw up my "routine".  I'm behind with posting for this and Field Trials - but I'm also a little behind in my classwork.  I'm aiming for further updates early this week.

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Time to head home.  Look's like Dad's got the mail.

Story by thrandrall, art by zanfadar.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Field Trials - Initial Viewer Results


Well, the first results are in from this little project:


Now, truth be told...this is turning out to be a bit of a blind spot given the format - we need to come up with a starting look for....let's call her Chief of Security (local) McCampbell.

Frankly....I'm of the opinion that for her at this point - almost "anything" would be an improvement.  I'm thinking thin, average height, somewhat scrawny, stringy, greasy hair - late 30s.  (We'll go into more background in the next installment) - obviously wearing her uniform.

But does anyone have any more specific suggestions?  Stock pics wouldn't hurt.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Solios - Field Trials 2


13JUL15 2200 GMT (H+2) 


{AI recognizes voiceprint of Chairwoman Francesco - automatic recording systems activated}
"Alright ladies and gentlemen, I'm back. What are we tracking now in response to this event?"


"Full audio/visual surveillance in place throughout the dwelling and surrounding neighborhood (such as it is) - they won't be able to make a move without us knowing it."


"Good to hear - wait a sec - where's the third individual?  The perp - he's the one we should be watching most closely."


"Nothing to worry about Chairwoman - he left a little while ago to procure additional sustenance - the advance security team has been tracking his every move and reporting in.  The full recovery team should be in place no later than midnight local."


"That's a relief - and speak of the devil!  Wow!  Looks like TP06MN is more than just theoretical at this point.  Are we able to get readings from any of the surveillance monitors at this time?"


"With the facility limitations - not much more than heartbeat monitors, body temps and the other basics - overall, we are reading increased stats across the board - nothing life threatening, but certainly indicative of significant 'development' per the research paperwork transmitted by the Assistant Director."


"One more thing Chairwoman - Director Heinrich and his head of security - are both on board a jet and en route.  They should be here in the next few hours - awaiting ETA confirmation due to weather conditions."


"Sounds good.  Keep me posted - and keep pulling every piece of data you can out of that shithole - we can't use these readings for anything official, but every piece of information will help target the future trials."
{voiceprint ends, pause recording}

The Rehabilitation of Princess - 5


"Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Doggy Mind"

Story by thrandrall, art by zanfadar.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Discussion - Micro-Crowdfunding Project in Progress!


So, if you've seen the new project and associated poll - you might be wondering how they're connected.

In brief, this is an attempt to experiment...a little belatedly...with a micro-crowd-funding concept.  If I had started this site earlier or Patreon had come around sooner, I might have better integrated the donation art concept in a more uniform/streamlined fashion - but it didn't work out that way.

So, I'm just mucking around with ideas at this point and this seems like a good way to give it a shot.

Basically - as I post the upcoming pics, I want to expand the story further and you as viewers can support and provide input into how it develops.  We're really going to keep it fairly simple this time around though.

Regardless of whether you folks vote for which character you feel deserves to be disciplined for the security lapse, I will commit to pay for a starting pic and a finishing pic of a transformation sequence by Solios.

Now....at this juncture, you're only voting for the characters to be featured - the discipline "format" voting will come next week.  Once we're at that stage, it will cost about $60 for each simple single stage in a transformation sequence for each individual character.  I will be accepting donations towards that goal - and posting daily updates - through my normal paypal donations account - for a short period while the rest of the current sequence is being posted.  For the purposes of easy numbers, I will count all donations in whole numbers towards the end state and "suck up" the paypal fees on my end (as I already do with the donation project). 

Basically...the more detailed a transformation that you wish to see...the more you need to fork out - although frankly, I don't think this is particularly burdensome, since you also get to vote for the transformation concept (from a generally set selection - keeping in mind prior TransRepo Industry projects).  I will be open to additional options - and the comments section on this post is a great place to submit them.  I'm definitely open to comments and feedback - as always.

Thanks!  Vote on!

Solios - Field Trials 1


13JUL15 2000 GMT. 


{AI recognizes voiceprint of Chairwoman Francesco - automatic recording systems activated}
"How the holy hell did they just walk out with classified samples?....Samples of what?  Well you damn well find out in the next 60 seconds or you'll be in the lockup with the rest of them - what kind of frigging facility are you running down there?  Call me back.

"So, you've got the perp id'd right?  I want a current visual now."

"Lesse, looking at his address, I think I can get in through the entertainment system - bringing something up now."

"Talk about your shitshows - this has Yakima Valley rerun written all over it - and we don't even have it contained this time."

"Working on that Ma'am - security team dispatched and en route."

"What a dump - if HR is scraping the bottom of the barrel to man security at that facility, it'd be better to cut our losses and shutter that one - take a note.  Hold on a sec....That joker was working security?!?  Get Heinrich back on the line ASAP - I want him AND his head of security in my office first light tomorrow. - No I don't want to talk to that imbecile again - get a list of what he's missing and get both of them on a plane now."

"Alright Chairwoman, we just got the validated inventory numbers from the Assistant Director - looks like samples of three experimental pharmaceuticals were taken at this time.  Ahhhh, here's the designations - JY89BR - appears to be an anti-nausea medication for cancer patients - designed to negate some of the more painful side effects of chemo; HE36YU - intended to increase weight gain and maximize caloric intake --- oooh, that one's actually for livestock....and lessee, the third one confirmed missing....well according to the current abstract sample TP06MN is purely in the research stages still - not sure how they wound up with so much of it....and hold on....if I'm looking at the numbers right, those dosages are extremely concentrated - maybe about 100 times the expected dosage per unit weight - sounds like this facility was shorting us in more than a few ways."

"A hundred to one?  Sounds like we may not need to wait too long to find out what TP06MN is for after all - I'm designating this event I3BXXXY071315-1.  Tech - see if you can get me an audio feed through that input - we may as well start recording for posterity." 

"Just one more thing Ma'am....the list of potential side effects for each of these is several pages long - and that's just from the rodent-testing phase - the submissions for primate testing were just submitted on each of these last week."

"Well, we might still get something out of this - let's see the FDA try shutting down this batch of 'field testing' - we're 100% liability free this time around.  Carry on with the assessment.  Record EVERYTHING!" {voiceprint ends, pause recording}

Saturday, July 11, 2015

The Rehabilitation of Princess - 4


Guess someone still wants to get their workout in.

Some things never change.

Story by thrandrall, art by zanfadar.


Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Cobalt_k - Portraits (1955)

A little overdue again, but better late than never.

Mistress Arianna rocking the pin-up look this time around.

Art by Cobalt_k.


Sunday, July 5, 2015

The next big project


Well, I've got a nice new multi-character sequence by solios - almost ready to post.  It's kinda similar to An Accident Waiting to Happen - but different in a number of ways too.

That said, I want to try something a little different this time around.  I know posting has been a little slower lately.  My trip took a bit of time, I've been really busy at work and I just started an online graduate program as well.  Still, there are a number of tight projects in the works and with this specific project, I wanted to try a little more audience interaction.

With this next project - I want to do a near-short/immediate term follow-up project.  It will involve viewer voting on a few different topics as well as asking you folks to put your money where your mouth is as far as what you want to see.  It's really a micro-crowdfunding attempt - a little behind the times - and only through my normal paypal format - and wholly separate from the normal Donation Project.  I think patreon might be a good option in the longer term, but for this first little experiment, I'll stick with what's been working so far.

Stay tuned for more details this week.

Saturday, July 4, 2015

The Rehabilitation of Princess - 3


Happy 4th of July everyone!  This entry shouldn't have been quite so delayed, but I ended up a little busier than expected.

Story by thrandrall, art by zanfadar.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

The Rehabilitation of Princess - 2


Our first new (refreshed) look at the main girl herself.  If you couldn't tell from the photo on the first page, that's her younger sister in the third frame.

Story by thrandrall, art by zanfadar.


Thursday, June 25, 2015

Synthean - Instructional Video 7


Well, it took a lot of work, but Synthean has finally completed restoration of our training film.  On the one hand, the results are perhaps not out of the ordinary when it comes to TransRepo Industries projects - even for the apparent period - although the success and lack of visible side-effects (beyond the obvious) is a little more surprising.

What do you think?

Sunday, June 21, 2015

The Rehabilitation of Princess - 1


This would have been posted last night, but we had a bit of a lightning storm locally and I decided it would be best to keep most of my gear shut off.

I always like to go back and revisit projects from time to time.  Personally, I liked the way South Pacific Follies played out production-wise - a page at a time without a vast amount of editing.  So I'm giving it another shot.  This concept is a little more tf-focused, although there may wind up being tg elements down the road. 

Consider it a sequel to "My Name is Princess" from way back in 2011.  We'll be staying with just the pen and ink level of detail this time around - but I've already given zanfadar a good 40 pages or so of script - and that's incomplete in and of itself :) - so no idea exactly how long this'll run.

For the moment, I'll just be posting a new page every Saturday.  Like SPF, it is dialog-free, but I think it works well enough as it is - and to be honest, I'm going for a bit more of an emotional/poignant tack this time around - given a little more space/time to elaborate. 

As always, feedback is appreciated.


Thursday, June 18, 2015

Cobalt_k - Portraits (1946)


I'm really getting behind with some of these posts - starting a new comic by a familiar artist on Saturday - but this spread of posts isn't necessarily intentional.  Lots going on at work and not much free time lately - although feeling a little more productive/fulfilled at work lately in spite of that.

Here we see Arianna around the end of her South Pacific Follies period - or perhaps just reliving some of the fun in the sun. 

Art by Cobalt_k.