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Title: Zarmina
Post by: Juju on August 24, 2016, 05:44:32 am
You might have heard of it a few years ago, but the idea is back in development, this time as a comic! The story follows a young girl from another planet with magical powers and her sidekick meeting humans for the first time and trying to prevent bad things happening... If you're talented in music and/or background art, guess you're welcome to help. We're a team behind this and we're in the process of figuring this out.

Coming soon in a website near you!
Title: Re: Zarmina
Post by: xlibman on August 25, 2016, 11:50:08 pm
I hope it comes to fruition this time lol. I think it's the 3rd or 4th reboot >.<. But I'm definitively looking forward for this regardless of its form, although as a comic you will catch my interest even more. :)

Is the story still similar to Dans Une Galaxie or is it now different? My concern about re-using names or ships from the TV show is that now that a new movie is gonna be made, I am worried they could send a C&D for copyright infrigment. >.<
Title: Re: Zarmina
Post by: Juju on August 26, 2016, 12:07:58 am
I think it's the 3rd or 4th rewrite too. And yeah, no Dans une Galaxie this time (although crossover fanfics between both would definitely work). All original story.

(Offtopic but not that much: they also announced a new Dans une Galaxie comics today, this is gonna be great :3)
Title: Re: Zarmina
Post by: Juju on November 26, 2016, 02:57:23 am
http://zarmina.xyz/

It's going to be a thing. Soon. Also I know there's quite a few musicians here, so if you want to send one of your tracks to appears on one of the pages, feel free to send it to me!
Title: Re: Zarmina
Post by: kotu on November 26, 2016, 03:48:44 am
If you want an ambient tune for it you can use one of mine, my ambient is my better stuff.

There's about 3 or 4 on my soundcloud  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Zarmina
Post by: Juju on November 26, 2016, 03:55:56 am
Thanks, I'll take a listen.
Title: Re: Zarmina
Post by: c4ooo on November 26, 2016, 07:00:26 pm
If you're talented in music and/or background art, guess you're welcome to help.
@aeTIos
@pimathbrainiac
@matrefeytontias
maybe even that @c4ooo guy
Title: Re: Zarmina
Post by: matrefeytontias on November 26, 2016, 07:05:15 pm
Well if you want some pumping metal tunes I guess I can help.
Title: Re: Zarmina
Post by: xlibman on November 26, 2016, 09:41:45 pm
If you're talented in music and/or background art, guess you're welcome to help.
@aeTIos
@pimathbrainiac
@matrefeytontias
maybe even that @c4ooo guy
What about me @c4ooo ? O.O

:3=

Nice to see this revived Juju. Hopefully it gets finished this time around. :)
Title: Re: Zarmina
Post by: c4ooo on November 26, 2016, 10:07:41 pm
If you're talented in music and/or background art, guess you're welcome to help.
@aeTIos
@pimathbrainiac
@matrefeytontias
maybe even that @c4ooo guy
What about me @c4ooo ? O.O
Ohh right :P
Title: Re: Zarmina
Post by: unknownloner on December 09, 2016, 04:34:51 am
What kind of music you lookin for, I'm interested

I can actually make stuff sound not sketch-like when I use FL for mixing instead of Caustic :P
Title: Re: Zarmina
Post by: Juju on December 09, 2016, 04:41:22 am
Either ambiant or epic stuff, I have an epic magical girl scene coming soon early in the story, otherwise it's pretty much ambiant, or adventure music.

Speaking of which, intro is online. http://zarmina.xyz/
Title: Re: Zarmina
Post by: unknownloner on December 09, 2016, 04:42:14 am
I like ambient. I have no idea what adventure music sounds like though; maybe I haven't played enough adventure games recently.
Title: Re: Zarmina
Post by: Juju on December 09, 2016, 04:56:53 am
Yeah, ambient fits well. @kotu's ambient songs are scheduled to appear in the next few pages.
Title: Re: Zarmina
Post by: kotu on December 09, 2016, 09:55:38 pm
Yay i'm gonna be famous!!  8)
Title: Re: Zarmina
Post by: xlibman on December 10, 2016, 07:23:34 am
@unknownloner it depends. There are some rare instances where electronic or synth style music is used in adventure stuff, like MCoG season 1 and 3 (and to a lesser extent 2). Otherwise it depends.

Anyway glad the music stuff is sorted out for the most part. I'm gonna check Zarmina more into details soon. Also I liked the credits screen :D

Title: Re: Zarmina
Post by: kotu on December 10, 2016, 08:35:27 am
@Juju i done a new ambient tune https://soundcloud.com/kotu/dj-kotu-sinnatude-wip (https://soundcloud.com/kotu/dj-kotu-sinnatude-wip)

now https://soundcloud.com/kotu/dj-kotu-sinnatude (https://soundcloud.com/kotu/dj-kotu-sinnatude)

 :)
Title: Re: Zarmina
Post by: unknownloner on December 10, 2016, 07:33:19 pm
@kotu That sounds awesome! My only complaint is the thing going on in the left channel; since it's hard-panned left with no presence on the right ear it feels a little weird on headphones. Other than that, I really like it! Maybe try adding a single echo (no feedback) that plays into the right ear? IDK.
Title: Re: Zarmina
Post by: kotu on December 10, 2016, 07:48:08 pm
@kotu That sounds awesome! My only complaint is the thing going on in the left channel; since it's hard-panned left with no presence on the right ear it feels a little weird on headphones. Other than that, I really like it! Maybe try adding a single echo (no feedback) that plays into the right ear? IDK.

thanks for the feedback you are very kind :)

i didn't realise that sound was panned to the left, it seems to be something to do with the filter setup on the synth, trying to find a workaround. thanks

*EDIT* fixed
Title: Re: Zarmina
Post by: Juju on December 12, 2016, 07:17:09 pm
English version out.

http://zarmina.xyz/en.html
Title: Re: Zarmina
Post by: p2 on December 12, 2016, 08:39:00 pm
how could you do this? D:
After the entrence dialogue nd stuff I was soooo excited to see the actual game!! And then BOOOOM *to be continued* D:

It looks very, VERRY promising to me really love it ;D
Also I never realizrd DJ's music was that great for games xD
Title: Re: Zarmina
Post by: kotu on December 23, 2016, 01:12:51 am
any progress on this @Juju ??

gonna be using some of my music soon? :) lol
Title: Re: Zarmina
Post by: Juju on December 23, 2016, 01:35:45 am
Been a bit busy with end of semester stuff, Christmas stuff, my job and such, so Zarmina took a bit of a pause, but page 4 is almost done. Still need some art for it and record a few lines, then we can publish it and move swiftly to page 5 and the rest.
Title: Re: Zarmina
Post by: p2 on December 26, 2016, 01:41:08 am
of cause, that should be your main priority :)
But I can't wait to see the actual game :D OR even more of the intro, it's really awesome  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Zarmina
Post by: Juju on June 20, 2017, 07:58:19 pm
Alright, small update, I'm currently designing the characters in Adobe Illustrator, I'm getting surprisingly not bad at this. Then I only have to draw some backgrounds and you should see something interesting on the site soon :P
Title: Re: Zarmina
Post by: kotu on June 21, 2017, 06:50:19 pm
nice update jujs
Title: Re: Zarmina
Post by: Juju on July 10, 2017, 01:59:43 am
Alright, Zarmina pages 4, 5 and 6 coming real soon, with a soundtrack from @kotu. If you can translate things into something that isn't French or English, you're good at grammar and/or you're good at constructive criticism, guess I'll need you.
Title: Re: Zarmina
Post by: tr1p1ea on July 10, 2017, 12:32:05 pm
Getting internal server error on English page?
Title: Re: Zarmina
Post by: Juju on July 10, 2017, 06:43:44 pm
It works for me, weird.
Title: Re: Zarmina
Post by: kotu on July 12, 2017, 05:35:42 pm
hi @Juju it works for me too, only, when i get to page 6, it starts playing a copy of my track Number over one that is already playing, so a clash

im using firefox

otherwise, i like the graphics, and the style of the piece. nice one!! :)
Title: Re: Zarmina
Post by: c4ooo on July 12, 2017, 06:20:43 pm
"500 Internal Server Error" on chrome.
Title: Re: Zarmina
Post by: Juju on July 12, 2017, 07:13:53 pm
I suspect the Accept-Language header, I've added additional checks about it, it should work now.
Title: Re: Zarmina
Post by: Juju on December 24, 2017, 04:19:30 am
Status update: The State of Zarmina

Well, I did a rant about it yesterday on Twitter (https://twitter.com/juju2143/status/944131633778774016), so figured I would update on here to. So yeah, over the last year I thought I'd be able to draw something regularly for this webcomic, but I've only been able to draw 6 pages, and even then it's generally terrible. Everything else checks out, but for the drawing side, I block. Well, at the same time, a lot of stuff happened, so I lost quite a bit of motivation on that, so the other day I attempted to draw a page 7, drew a few lines and I blocked. So, I think I'm going to put Zarmina on the ice for the time being until I get better at it, and even then, the first 6 pages will probably be remade. And, of course, I'll keep it up until then.

But, fret not, there's a good side. I just thought of another project (might or might not be related), it will probably only be in French this time, but it's going to be pretty cool. It's probably going to be closer to Zarmina as I thought it before it was going to be a webcomic, I'll keep you updated on that if it works out and I'm going to write about it over the next few days.

EDIT: @xlibman confirmed for the soundtrack.

On that, happy holidays!
Title: Re: Zarmina
Post by: Juju on January 04, 2018, 07:01:46 am
I'll just leave this here. https://befishproductions.deviantart.com/art/Miyuki-Commission-723683528

(https://pre00.deviantart.net/809d/th/pre/i/2018/003/4/d/miyuki__commission__by_befishproductions-dbyv1s8.png)
Title: Re: Zarmina
Post by: Juju on June 25, 2018, 10:52:32 pm
(https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/72803910636548096/455140310457122817/miyukiv3Plan_de_travail_1.png)

Still haven't forgot about Zarmina. Been thinking of it in the back of my head for a while now. As I said, it's going to be rewritten from scratch in a proper visual novel engine, with brand new graphics and it's going to be released in one block, or at least by chapters. Working on it on and off together with my day job, but I'll eventually go through it. Wish me luck.

The script has enough material written for a Chapter 1 (I'm going to write more of it when the next few steps will go well, right now I have about 15 pages plus a few notes on what's going on next), I'm currently working on the character designs in Adobe Illustrator (you can see the first one above, other artists drew her (https://www.instagram.com/j.p.savard/) as well) and I'm going to tackle the storyboards next. The idea is to complete a demo of the first chapter before going forward with the rest of the story. Probably going to be episodic, actually.

Anyway, it's in active development right now, wanted to show you what's going on. You can follow development here, support it (and this website) on Patreon (http://patreon.com/juju2143) and I think I'm even going to stream things on Picarto (https://picarto.tv/juju2143), so stay tuned, I'll keep you updated.
Title: Re: Zarmina
Post by: Juju on July 14, 2018, 06:14:34 am
https://www.deviantart.com/juju2143/art/Zarmina-Character-Sheet-Miyuki-753318005
https://www.deviantart.com/juju2143/art/Zarmina-Character-Sheet-Daisuke-754434655

Character sheets! How cool is that?
Title: Re: Zarmina
Post by: Juju on July 31, 2018, 08:16:46 pm
Small update here! While making it as a VN would be pretty cool, I recently realized writing a simple novel would let me write way more details about the story and not be limited by the format of a script or anything. Plus, the whole drawing part don't motivate me as much, so yeah, I'm going to start writing it in a format where I won't worry about it for now. So instead I'm working on it as a novel from now on, but it doesn't mean I can't adapt it as a VN or even pitch it to some animation studio if I want (I can dream :P), far from it. You can definitely still see character designs from me in the future, too.

As for now, the chapter I already wrote is currently getting rewritten, expanding it into at least 4 or 5 chapters with way more details and way more novelization than as a script for a VN or a podcast, I guess I can post some of them soon.

So yeah. The project changed quite a lot over the years, but it's getting pretty cool so far and I like it. Coming soon on your e-book thing, I guess.
Title: Re: Zarmina
Post by: Juju on August 09, 2018, 06:53:16 pm
Chapter 1 is out!

http://zarmina.xyz/en
Title: Re: Zarmina
Post by: rowan_futurerave on August 17, 2018, 06:11:10 am
Ok @Juju I just read chapter one and it is great - really good. Actually quite gripping in fact. So well done.

Are you still going to be use music for the project at all? Maybe a different tune playing quietly in the background for each page? If so, feel free to use those of mine that you already have, PLUS I have made a few more lately, check out http://futurerave.uk/songs.php (http://futurerave.uk/songs.php)

The bottom 6 are ones I just put on there.

Ok  8)

And if you want more in a certain style, just ask.
Title: Re: Zarmina
Post by: Juju on August 17, 2018, 07:13:20 am
Thanks!

Well, I kinda ditched the background songs, but it might be a pretty nice idea to bring them back, actually. I also plan to bring art back to a point, too. I'll ask you for music for sure if I need.
Title: Re: Zarmina
Post by: rowan_futurerave on August 17, 2018, 08:32:14 am
Ok cool @Juju , feel free to ask for specific styles or anything, as long as its ambient in theme I seem to make fairly ok stuff, would be a pleasure!  :)
Title: Re: Zarmina
Post by: _iPhoenix_ on August 18, 2018, 10:33:56 am
I might as well plug my stuff if this is how we are doing it ;)

<plug>
I also do ambient tracks, like this (https://soundcloud.com/the-legend-of-iphoenix/gtl3), this (https://soundcloud.com/the-legend-of-iphoenix/ambivalent-ambiance), this (https://soundcloud.com/the-legend-of-iphoenix/gtl1), this (https://soundcloud.com/the-legend-of-iphoenix/ambiance), and (technically) this (https://soundcloud.com/the-legend-of-iphoenix/halcyon-plains-tranquillity).

You can use any of this (https://soundcloud.com/the-legend-of-iphoenix/sets/free-to-use-anywhere-with), and if you want anything custom it's free and done within a reasonable timespan.

</plug>

Title: Re: Zarmina
Post by: rowan_futurerave on August 18, 2018, 02:55:46 pm
Yeah IPhoenix is quite good actually. Hi IPhoenix !! woot woot!!
Title: Re: Zarmina
Post by: Juju on August 27, 2018, 11:48:47 pm
Ah, for sure, I'll definitely look into this.

Fun fact: I also thought of other ideas for fictions I'd write and I'd also host on Zarmina when I'll have some time for those, thought you might want to hear about it.

Yuki no Eien: It's some idea I had long ago and I wrote a chapter already (read it in French! (http://fanfics.mlp.quebec/2017/12/21/yuki-no-eien-leternite-de-la-neige-etincelante-ch-i-la-fille-etrange/)) about unicorn girls, designed to expand on the backstory of one of my OCs and a friend's. Kinda like Equestria Girls x Harry Potter x your average fantasy anime in a school setting. Could be fun to write.

Mystery Computer Club (working title): This one would probably be worthy of a thread of its own right. Some sort of game/interactive fiction idea I got this morning involving computers. I'm gonna write about this later in a new thread.

So yeah. I have quite a bunch of projects running right now and those might as well be the next few ones once I'll have some time for new ones.
Title: Re: Zarmina
Post by: rowan_futurerave on August 29, 2018, 11:52:13 am
The second one needs expanding on imo....  :thumbsup: