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UY 103: Chapter 1 of the Jei Story Arc

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Postby Rabbit Ronin » Tue Dec 19, 2006 1:41 +0000

Holy cow, Jei is one bad dude. :twisted: And I cant get enough of him. :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
You dont want to mess with this Ronin.
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Postby Ben » Thu Dec 21, 2006 8:41 +0000

Stan, can you give any hint of how many issues this story arc might contain?
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Postby Thomas Froehling » Thu Dec 21, 2006 10:58 +0000

Ben wrote:Stan, can you give any hint of how many issues this story arc might contain?


I would bet three at least; although, given the importance Jei has aquired, I rather think four or even five; Three to introduce Jizonobu and the other members of that plot (Really a sub-plot to Usagi, but....) and the outcome, a kind of pre-Jei;
and maybe one or two to cover his wanderings from that day to his first encounter with Usagi.

Why three issues at least? Well, it's tragedy; every tragedy has three acts...

But that's just my guess...

Hey, we could make a wager... :wink:
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Postby Cosmo » Thu Dec 21, 2006 12:33 +0000

Thomas Froehling wrote:Why three issues at least? Well, it's tragedy; every tragedy has three acts...


Come on, Thomas, a good tragedy has always five acts. :)

Moreover, the action should take place over no more than 24 hours, in one single place, have only minimal subplots and describe plausible events. This last constraint is the hardest one, methinks. :lol:
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Postby Thomas Froehling » Thu Dec 21, 2006 16:04 +0000

Cosmo wrote:
Come on, Thomas, a good tragedy has always five acts. :)



Hmmm, you could be right with theatre; but I was thinking about the classical (Greek) tragedy, which had, well, three main parts, if you want:
Eleos, Phobos, and Katharsis

Moaning/compassion, Fear, and catharsis :roll:
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Postby Ben » Thu Dec 21, 2006 16:51 +0000

Don't forget the best of the lot...Oedipus.
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Postby Cosmo » Fri Dec 22, 2006 13:28 +0000

Ben wrote:Don't forget the best of the lot...Oedipus.


Er, why "Oedipus" ? Is it that Jei wants to sleep with his mama ?
Hey, if we start talking about Freud on this forum, I'm leaving. :mrgreen:
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Postby Stan Sakai » Fri Dec 22, 2006 13:41 +0000

The "origin" story itself looks like it will be two issues.

I'm still not sure if I'll make this a full-blown Usagi/Gen/Stray Dog/etc story arc, or leave you dangling for awhile.
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Postby Todd Shogun » Fri Dec 22, 2006 14:30 +0000

Story arc! Story arc!! Face it, we've dangled long enough........ :P
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Postby Thomas Froehling » Fri Dec 22, 2006 14:52 +0000

Stan Sakai wrote:I'm still not sure if I'll make this a full-blown Usagi/Gen/Stray Dog/etc story arc, or leave you dangling for awhile.


How much more dangling could we be???
the suspence is going to kill me one day.... :wink:

Eleos, Phobos, Katharsis..... ....Oedipus???

No, no, don't get confused... The first three are the general "titles" of a classical Greek tragedy: The audiance knows the hero/es will die, that's how a tragedy goes.
Eleos, the first part, where the plot is presented and the audience feels compassion for the hero's predicament,

Phobos, the second part, where the plot developes and the audiance fears for and with the hero, hoping against all odds that he will survive somehow,

and Katharsis, the conclusion, the hero's fate is sealed, but with some kind of morale revelation for the audiance and/or other characters of the story....

Oedipus, on the other hand, is a character of Greek mythology, famous for being a victim of a tragic misinterpretation of a scrying; the whole story is a tragedy....

I'm kind of getting carried away... my line of thought is slowly dissolving... where was I?...where am I???..... and how many????....

Maybe I shouldn't post in the middle of the night... :oops: :wink:
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Postby Ben » Fri Dec 22, 2006 16:22 +0000

Stan Sakai wrote:I'm still not sure if I'll make this a full-blown Usagi/Gen/Stray Dog/etc story arc, or leave you dangling for awhile.


Wow. You just looooooove watching us squirm, dontcha Stan? :twisted:


Cosmo wrote:Er, why "Oedipus" ? Is it that Jei wants to sleep with his mama?


I only brought Oedipus up because I've actually read the play, and it's actually just as potent a tragedy as it was all those centuries ago. Oedipus is a genuinely pitiable character...and let's face it, accidentally sleeping with your own Mom is the pits.
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Postby Todd Shogun » Sat Jan 06, 2007 21:53 +0000

I just posted the color version of the cover for UY 103 in the Coming Up section. Looks awesome!!
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Postby roel » Wed May 16, 2007 18:25 +0000

roel wrote:Could this be the origin of Jei and Priest Jiznobu is actually Jei before he went to the "dark side" to try and cure the girl?


My prediction was right. Check out the comparison.

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Postby Ronin-K » Wed May 16, 2007 19:28 +0000

Is that from the actual comic or did you take a panel and add black hair to it?
Jei: Heh heh heh heh heh heh heh heh heh heh heh heh heh heh heh heh heh heh heh heh HEH!!
Me: Stop it! You're scaring me!
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Postby Ben » Wed May 16, 2007 20:34 +0000

The four-page preview for #103 has been added over at www.darkhorse.com.

Is anybody else starting to notice the creepy parallels between Jei and Sanshobo?
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