May 22rd 2009
Germaine Preview For Next Season :
Though nothing is set in stone, I was debating on updating Germaine's look, yet again. Below is most likely the look for next season. (Though I may continue with the bald thing for awhile. However! If I do the update, she will still remain a fat bastard.) The update wouldn't take place until the first episode of Season 7. Which would be episode 201, posted in September. I may fiddle with it for a bit and post some variations over the next few weeks. Also, some folks get hung up on boobs, so I think I'll be doing a mass reduction or something. At this point I just kinda see 'em as fatty chest bags, so it doesn't matter to me, but viewers tend to get a bit obsessive. At least the guys do. THEY'RE JUST BOOBS! (Am I just flogging a dead horse here... 'cause no one seems to be getting the futility of physical attraction moral to all this). I blame the education system.
May 23rd 2009
Germaine Preview For Next Season UPDATE :
After being up all night working on character revisions, script revisions and going through the handful of email I've received already about the Germaine update... I worked on it a bit more and came up with what's below. Just made her skirt longer and tossed on some legging things so there's not so much skin showing. Still workin' on the boob thing. Not sure if they should just be reduced or left as is. Seein' as how she's supposed to be fat, leaving her boobs large would be ideal, but I think they kinda stand out too much... Kinda like "HEY! BOOBS!"... All of this isn't going to matter much 'cause in the next season the Germaine character is going to be pushed into the background somewhat. Folks don't care much for her lamenting anymore and they'd rather hear foamy rant. So her part in the toon will be that of a conversationalist. Basically someone Foamy and the rest of the squirrels can bounce ideas off of... kinda like the old days before I got into pesky character development. The scripts I cut from next season will be turned into some sort of comic book thing when I get the chance. The bald version of Germaine will run through the comic strips for a little while as well, probably over-lapping the change.
May 24th 2009
Germaine Preview For Next Season UPDATE (AGAIN!):
OK, after another long involved process and much debating, I decided to tone down the boobs, cover 'em up a bit, made her a little less fat than previous versions. Just kinda doughy, rather than morbidly obese, and revised the leggings to go higher. I'm trying to walk the line between making her fat, but not sexy, but also not repulsive. Just a normal chunky goth chic. Why is she bald? Personally, I like the bald version of her better I think. It gives her a really rough look, which is hard to get out of the refined Goth appearance. As time goes by Germaine is going to get more scrappy in her personality, and I don't think the Uber Goth hair style helps that. I still want to retain her rebellious attitude against the water-downed sub-cultures in our mainstream and I think the hair style would go against that. Like giving her hair would now be like selling out or something. I could just be way too damn picky in how I represent the character. Most people don't pay much attention to her anyway. Oh well...If you have an opinion on it. Shoot off an email GERMAINE STUFF.
I guess i'd have to agree with the hair, it would kind of go against her new found hatred of the wanna be's if she went back so soon to her old hair style....
but then again, i donno....bald? seems more punk than goth lol
at the boobs..,...omg the amplified bible episode backfired and now she has no boobs
however i don't agree with ditching Germaine as a main character, i rather find her episodes amusing...but I would have to agree she's been kinda taking over more so than Foamy lately.