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Aricelle: By Her Wandering Blade -- A Webcomic by me and Rao

Posted: 09 Jan 2014, 06:07
by [AOD]
Aricelle: By Her Wandering Blade

Aricelle: By Her Wandering Blade is a webcomic written by me (alias DrSunshine) and drawn by Raocow. It is the story of an amnesiac martial artist -- named Aricelle -- who wanders a mystical East Asian-inspired realm, having fights and duels with strange characters and creatures, in search of her lost memories.

A kind of "Slice of life" (or, if you will, "Slice of fight") comic, it features a different battle and opponent each chapter, with only the vaguest sort of overarching plot. As time passes and more chapters come out, Aricelle may reencounter various characters, who will develop their own arcs and themes as the story progresses.

Not meant as a continuation or tie-in to our previous work, Artificial Time X.S. or any of the prior "Rao-ian Canon", By Her Wandering Blade is an entirely brand-new story set in its own distinct universe, with its own unique laws.

It's our hope that you will enjoy reading Aricelle's journey as much as we enjoy presenting it.

The comic updates in batches, with a new 20-page chapter every 10 weeks.

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Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 2

Re: Aricelle: By Her Wandering Blade -- A Webcomic by me and

Posted: 09 Jan 2014, 06:14
by InsaneIntentions1
Great... more stuff I have to eventually buy. <3

Re: Aricelle: By Her Wandering Blade -- A Webcomic by me and

Posted: 09 Jan 2014, 06:23
by Bwarch
ABOUT DANG TIME YOU GUYS POSTED THIS.

Jeeeeeeez.

But yes, amazing project and I do hope I have the state of mind to be able to remember to check in on it every now and then. First chapter has got me absolutely hooked, I love Rao's art quite a bit and the writing is the tiniest bit stereotypical but still fun enough to follow along with.

Re: Aricelle: By Her Wandering Blade -- A Webcomic by me and

Posted: 09 Jan 2014, 06:55
by [AOD]
I had no idea anyone besides me and Raocow and the few people who follow our Tumblrs/DeviantArt accounts even knew this existed!

Well, I'm glad you're enjoying it, Bwarch. The plotting is kind of stereotypical, I'll grant you that, but only because we have just the barest justifications each chapter for "introduce new character -> they fight -> the end". I think things should be smoother once we've gotten into a rhythm with the characters and they can interact more organically.

As for InsaneIntentions, currently we have no plans of releasing it as physical volumes, but we're saving the full-res PSDs just in case!

Re: Aricelle: By Her Wandering Blade -- A Webcomic by me and

Posted: 09 Jan 2014, 07:10
by Bwarch
[AOD] wrote:I had no idea anyone besides me and Raocow and the few people who follow our Tumblrs
That's how I knew about it, yiss. I think. Dang how did I find out about it? I do believe it was Tumblr though.

Re: Aricelle: By Her Wandering Blade -- A Webcomic by me and

Posted: 09 Jan 2014, 17:27
by Diggertron
Read through today, some pretty good parts, I'll be keeping an eye on this :D
I think you'll find that the title should be "Rao and I"

Re: Aricelle: By Her Wandering Blade -- A Webcomic by me and

Posted: 09 Jan 2014, 17:56
by [AOD]
Diggertron wrote:Read through today, some pretty good parts, I'll be keeping an eye on this :D
I think you'll find that the title should be "Rao and I"
A case of grammatical overcorrection. The key to this rule is "take out the "and someone else" part and see if it makes sense.

"A webcomic by me" is grammatical.

"A webcomic by I" is not.

Therefore: "A webcomic by me (AND Someone Else)" is the correct wording. "X and I" is used when you're doing something, not describing something.

For example:

"I went to the movies".

Thus:

"(He AND) I went to the movies."

Re: Aricelle: By Her Wandering Blade -- A Webcomic by me and

Posted: 09 Jan 2014, 18:13
by Diggertron
[AOD] wrote:
Diggertron wrote:Read through today, some pretty good parts, I'll be keeping an eye on this :D
I think you'll find that the title should be "Rao and I"
A case of grammatical overcorrection. The key to this rule is "take out the "and someone else" part and see if it makes sense.

"A webcomic by me" is grammatical.

"A webcomic by I" is not.

Therefore: "A webcomic by me (AND Someone Else)" is the correct wording. "X and I" is used when you're doing something, not describing something.

For example:

"I went to the movies".

Thus:

"(He AND) I went to the movies."

The more you know

Re: Aricelle: By Her Wandering Blade -- A Webcomic by me and

Posted: 09 Jan 2014, 23:37
by Leet
Oh yeah, I read a few pages of this. I should read the rest.

Re: Aricelle: By Her Wandering Blade -- A Webcomic by me and

Posted: 10 Jan 2014, 01:09
by raocow
I just reread chapter 2 and it's significantly better than the 1st one in my opinion.

Re: Aricelle: By Her Wandering Blade -- A Webcomic by me and

Posted: 10 Jan 2014, 01:34
by [AOD]
As the co-creator, I am happy to say that I am this comic's biggest fan.

Re: Aricelle: By Her Wandering Blade -- A Webcomic by me and

Posted: 10 Jan 2014, 08:28
by AUS
[AOD] wrote:"A webcomic by me" is grammatical.

"A webcomic by I" is not.

Therefore: "A webcomic by me (AND Someone Else)" is the correct wording. "X and I" is used when you're doing something, not describing something.
Almost. Not that I actually think you should change it (because seriously), but it would be more like "Rao and me" because it's polite to put the other person first. "Me" would still be correct over "I" in this case.

Re: Aricelle: By Her Wandering Blade -- A Webcomic by me and

Posted: 02 Feb 2014, 08:03
by KingTwelveSixteen
Haha, wow. This comic is awesome. :lol: :D

Might I have been a cook, in my past life?
One at at time, you fools, so I can see what's going on!!
'everything on chp 1 page 5'

Re: Aricelle: By Her Wandering Blade -- A Webcomic by me and

Posted: 12 Feb 2014, 19:17
by LovelyPenguin
Sweet! I looove webcomics. And one with Rao as the artist? I'm gonna have to check this out. :D

Re: Aricelle: By Her Wandering Blade -- A Webcomic by me and

Posted: 13 May 2014, 10:32
by Rockythechao
I LIIIIIVE!!!
You guys come up with the best characters.

Re: Aricelle: By Her Wandering Blade -- A Webcomic by me and

Posted: 06 Jun 2014, 03:05
by [AOD]

Re: Aricelle: By Her Wandering Blade -- A Webcomic by me and

Posted: 06 Jun 2014, 11:17
by Clamestarebla
ohmanohmanohmanohmanohmanohmanohmanohmanohman

Re: Aricelle: By Her Wandering Blade -- A Webcomic by me and

Posted: 12 Jun 2014, 05:03
by [AOD]
A new Mini-Chapter was just uploaded!

Re: Aricelle: By Her Wandering Blade -- A Webcomic by me and

Posted: 26 Jun 2014, 03:57
by ano0maly
Wow the first thing I click here in a while and it's all bloody

Re: Aricelle: By Her Wandering Blade -- A Webcomic by me and

Posted: 10 Jul 2014, 14:50
by Bwarch
cowrao you really really really really should have put some panels in the preview video. You're advertising the comic without actually showing the comic and I just feel like there's going to be a major turnoff there for people to actually check out the comic without seeing more than a fraction of a panel.

Re: Aricelle: By Her Wandering Blade -- A Webcomic by me and

Posted: 10 Jul 2014, 15:02
by raocow
I am a TERRIBLE judge of my own art and I have no idea what would be a turn on vs a turn off.

Re: Aricelle: By Her Wandering Blade -- A Webcomic by me and

Posted: 10 Jul 2014, 15:26
by [AOD]
I told you this myself yesterday, Raocow!

Re: Aricelle: By Her Wandering Blade -- A Webcomic by me and

Posted: 10 Jul 2014, 15:32
by raocow
I know! That doesn't make me any better at it though!

Also me not wanting to spoil anything that could be funny, and stuff.

This is hard!

Re: Aricelle: By Her Wandering Blade -- A Webcomic by me and

Posted: 10 Jul 2014, 15:45
by Bwarch
*head desk*

Just, don't do anything for a few days. I have a project I'm going to try for this. Put together a video myself and throw it over to you and see what you think.

Re: Aricelle: By Her Wandering Blade -- A Webcomic by me and

Posted: 10 Jul 2014, 15:50
by raocow
I think it's funny how relatively confident I am about my videos vs my drawn stuff/comics, haha.

I will be waiting with much impatience.