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July 10th, 2007, 12:28 am


And so begins a new, and totally unrelated story Arch.

As I'm sure we all remember, when we last left Blue, he had just been hit by a stray bullet fired by none other than Deuce X Mashina, and had gone through a weird Christmas Carol story line, because I think that it is important that every story have one of those...along with a groundhog day plot (like in episode 98 of Red Vs Blue, or that episode of Stargate SG-1 where T'ealk and Oneil get caught in the time loop.)

My original plan for the comic had been to do the Christmas story, and then take a rather short break from Brainstrain, returning to it so that our protagonist would come out of his coma, just in time for Valentines day (which I actually missed this year, something that I am INCREDIBLY sad about since while the actual comic started about two months earlier than that, Valentines day was when it really started off) In any case, I ended up never finishing off the Christmas story arc, mostly because I couldn't think of an appropriate ending to it. I mean, my plan all along was to have Blue meet up with Death because that seems to be a standard, but from there I had absolutely no idea where it was that I wanted to go. I didn't know what sort of thing would shock Blue into changing his ways. As a result, there is no end to the Christmas story arc, and there will be no valentines special...because I am now several months late for it. I promise the upcoming Valentines day will have a very special special...and that sounded terribly redundant.

In any case, the idea for this story had been something I had been playing around with in my head for some time now. I hadn't thought about what I really wanted to do yet, but since Blue has such a distaste for crimefighters I wanted to do something where Blue became a hero. I was thinking originally of something set in feudal japan where there would be a corrupt feudal lord, and Blue, as a crazy ninja assassin would go out to defeat him and his band of samurai, but instead, decided on something different, keeping that plot idea in mind for something later. Instead something that my fellow comic artist, DigitalKami, aka Chance, came up with an idea for Blue to ride around with a partner (I think he said something about the stay puff marshmellow man, though I'm not sure I could draw him) in a taxi-cab tank and fighting crime. As a result, I spent my day today coming up with different ideas for the Tanxi-cab and have pretty much settled on on of the ideas (that looks more like a tank than a taxi.) I plan to look at a few googled pictures of tanks to see if I change my mind.

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