March 27-29, 2015
Seattle, Washington - Isa and Meg
May 9-10, 2015
Toronto, Ontario - Isa and Meg
*Swooon* panels #1,3 and #6.
Okay you guys totally did that on purpose.
thank you from the shippers
OUR EVIL PLAN.
Kidding aside, i’d hold on for dear life too.
well but of course,
dying is not a good idea either.
the panel still romantic as all get out!
(also reminded me of titanic- please dont judge me *shame*
No I’m not I’m kidding but still
I meant panels #1,#2 (not 3) and #6.
shippity ship ship! ship! …ship.
Love the action, and I can’t wait to see Hercilia back to herself soon.
Also, am I the only one who’s NOT shipping these two?
I’m not even in the business of transporting cargo.
I’m a guy and even I have to admit the seeming chemistry… or whatever you call it. They’d make a cute couple. But if there is a plan for an official ship, it’s obscure. We’ve not seen any indication that Emma feels anything special for Warrick. Right now Emma is fighting for her life, lost in a fairytale land, confused, and just trying to get home to her sister and sanity. And Warrick is in no position to feel ANYTHING. He lost his HEART, literally. And from the start Warrick had no interest in the Dorthy, only Ozma. (If anything, he doesn’t like Dorthies because they cause Ozma pain.) That said, once Warrick gets his heart back and has a long talk with Ozma, he might feel differently about Emma. And once Emma is back home and remembering Oz fondly, she’d probably have a hard time convincing herself she doesn’t miss the gang… and especially Warrick. That’s how I see it. But then, how would that even work? Warrick is a character from Oz, with GREEN skin. He wouldn’t fit into Emma’s world. That is, unless Emma ends up hopping from story to story, with Warrick in tow…
I just noticed the ‘Fanworks’ section. I see that you allow fanart and fanfics as long as fans follow the rules, including releasing it under a “Creative Commons as a derivative, non-commercial work”. It’s good that you had the foresight to address this issue. (Many authors of published works fail to do so.) Fans should be glad. The terms are reasonable and you should protect your interests.
Thought experiment: If I wrote a fanfic, placed it in CC BY-NC as required, then decided that there was a PARTICULAR SCENE I WROTE which I wanted to reuse – with ANY Namesake characters, references, or settings REMOVED – in an original story of my own… how would that work?
While you ladies own the Namesake name, characters, story and such, the part of said fanfic that is not derivative is still owned by the fanfic author, correct? If that’s the case, I guess it’s not an issue. BTW: I currently have no plans to write a Namesake fan-fic. I’m just curious.
I’d probably read a Namesake fanfic if I came across any. The story is rich in background and has lots of possibilities. It’s still a young comic, but with all the shippers I’d think there’d be a few. I did a search on the most popular fanfic site (which shall remain nameless ) and found MANY dozens (perhaps hundreds) of stories titled “Namesake” or “Namesakes” and there were dozens more that had that as part of the title. Only three were for comics, though, and none for this one.
How can we find fanworks, if there are any? It’d probably be inappropriate to mention them here. (Particularly with the rating some fanworks deserve…) I guess I’ll just have to keep my eye open for a “Namesake” category under the comics section of said site and/or talk about them over there.
Aside from a couple of drawings, I haven’t seen that much Namesake fanworks lying around. We mostly wrote out the creative commons rule due to a lot of recent controversy around creators being against fics and fanarts. Since me and Meg do those things ourselves, we are pretty open about it. And yes, technically, the fanfic’s story does blong to it’s writer, and he or she could technically publish it by changing a couple of names (some writers do publish under that pretense). But I would recommend the person does some editing, because the first draft of something, especially using existing characters, is never the best. And one’s work should always be as best as it can be.
Talking from the perspective of someone who took a fanfic and rewrote it (removing other people’s property and making it entirely my own creation), I asked permission first and received it. I’m sure if you ask and if you do remove all of the characters (and basic elements) of that original story, then you should be able to use the story itself for your own work.
When I finish some rewriting I actually plan on posting audiocasts of the story online. Hopefully in half a year or so. *crosses fingers*
Ditto on pretty much everything Isa said. Heck, 50 Shades of Gray that is so popular right now began as a Twilight fanfic. And, really, Namesake began as a Slayers parody/fanwork. It went through a lot of changes, edits and rewrites to become Namesake. So if you do want to turn fanfic into your own work, be sure to edit and really make it your own. Really, Namesake could still be called a fanfic. But so is Shakespeare. His plays are drawn from oral stories, lives of other people and the like. And people base their works off the stuff he wrote.
So, if you really look at it, most of literature is just one massive fanfic. ^_^
I haven’t seen any Namesake fic. There is fanart, and there’s also some lovely fan-created crafts such as this series of clay dolls of Emma, Warrick, Elaine and Fred and an amigurumi doll of Warrick. All of those are on DeviantArt.
But if anyone wants to write a fanfic of Namesake, please do so! Heck, alongside the script drafts of the final chapter of the Oz arc and the first scenes of the next arc, I’m working on this massive Eleven/River fanfic for the Doctor Who fandom.
Namesake originally started out as a Slayers parody/fanfic? That is cool to know. I like most anime, but I particularly enjoy Slayers.
Dr. Who is really good sci-fi. And I like sci-fi in general, though I generally don’t like time travel stories. While I have not seen all the old episodes, I definitely prefer the classics over the revival. IMO, the new show did not exactly live up to it.
Yeah, I realize that it takes a lot of rough drafts, editing, and re-editing to make a good story – among other things, like creativity, knowledge, and talent. I’ve just started trying to write fanfics (for Misfile), though I haven’t released anything yet. I’m thinking that if I write enough fanfics it might get me started toward learning enough to write decent original stories one day.
Yup! Isa and I actually met through the Slayers fandom. I also met my husband through it as well. He wrote me to complement me on my Lina/Gourry stories, and that started our friendship.
I was introduced to Doctor Who through the revival during the 10th Doctor era, but I like both. I tend to prefer New Who, but I can see where folks preferred the older series as well.
While I’m quite familiar with sea-changes from going from fanfic to not-so-fanfic (done it m’self, actually… and then fanficced that for my own amusement!), the thought of going from Slayers to Namesake is making my head go mildly spinny. I hope that in some future time or book, you can elaborate on the stages it went through.
We already know she’s going to wonderland… Green may be new, but colors certainly aren’t that strange there… I can totally see Warrick following her there!
I’m kinda amused by how big the shipping seems to have gotten. Right now, the characters are more like “adventure buddies”. Good adventure buddies. But it’s fun to see so any people enjoying their interactions. It’s fun to write them out. Like a half-angry comedic duo.
Yes, I must admit the shipping intensity here can catch me off guard as well. XD
Of course, I guess it’s only natural that things like this happen to a story that people enjoy reading.
But… HANDS TOUCHING! And close physical proximity! How can we help but ship? (:
I’m definitely shipping Emma with Ben!
With all honesty I don’t believe its going to be a Emma and Warrick. So many point that have already been pointed out on why. Emma and Ben seem like a couple before this events. xD
For the moment, I have to agree that Emma and Ben seems more likely (than Warrick), for the reasons you state. However, Emma hasn’t seen Ben in a while now and it might be a while yet. And I get the feeling Emma won’t remain long in our world before being whisked away to yet another story. A guy who can accompany her, from story to story, would allow more opportunity for learning about each other and for something to develop.
At this point we can only guess what romance Meg and Isa may have planned for the story. But shipping, analyzing and making educated guesses can be fun.
Why does there HAVE to be any sort of romance? It’s not a necessary element for a good story and it’s certainly not all the common an element in many of the stories the ladies are working from. Plus, Emma’s shown no interest in anyone whatsoever. I didn’t read couple in her interactions with Ben either. They’re close friends to the point of being family but I saw no romance.
This is actually a beit of a pet peeve of mine. In modern western storytelling, we have a tendency to shove a romance into every story whether it need one or not, and even if it’s completely out of place.
Namesake is eventually going to have such a large, diverse cast that romance is inevitable between some people. Some will fall in love, others have had a past history with each other and those feelings drive some of the events that have happened. There’s unrequited love, friendship-type love, familial love, etc. There’s hints of romance already with Warrick’s crush on Ozma, the relationship with the Tin Man and Nimmie and with Warrick and Selva’s parents.
Whenever the subject does come up, I hope that it feels organic to the story. If not, then we’re doing something wrong.
Oh I trust you guys on that. And my real complaint is more with romance being a prerequisite for the main character. The idea that the protagonist MUST have a love interest just bugs the hell out of me. As long as there’s no LINETS in the story, I’m fine.
*LINETS: Love Interest Not Essential To Story
A close up of Hercilia at this point is a good way to make a close-up of a shoe look epic. XD
I see Hercilia is still a tad miffed about being shoes. But enough fooling around.
Taking “These Boots Are Made for Walkin'” up a notch!
Nice shoes! Or not-nice shoes! (Take your pick.)
Actually, we do not use “not nice” here, do we? The approved term is “wicked”. Hey, “wicked shoes” works both ways!
Hercillia is a Wicked Girl Saving Herself! Or Wicked Shoes Saving Lots of Folks!
Ok, while I’ll admit that shipping Emma and Warrick together might not be the most logical thing concerning circumstances and being from different worlds and all that… I can’t help it! They have good chemistry, even if it’s the “tolerating each other as allies” sort of chemistry. We don’t know what Meg and Isa have in store romance-wise, but hey, it seems like Fred and Elaine are pretty much a canon couple (judging from a picture of them Isa posted before) and they’re from different worlds too, so who knows? It’s possible.
Now for the strip itself: This was an AMAZING strip. I really enjoyed it, and not just because of the shippy-ness. Great job, Isa.
I think they look cute together too, shame on me. But people will always ship any couple that has some sort of chemistry between the parts, no matter if you’re just trying to portray a lovely friendship or a soulmates relationship kind of thing. Hey, people are shipping my characters after only one chapter, and they’re eight-year-olds who probably don’t even know about flowers and bees.
What I’m saying is, people seem to need the shipping part. If they’re (ok, we’re) not provided with a canon ship, they’ll just keep looking for it everywhere and seeing it on every other kind of relationship portrayed.
Now that I made my point, I will just… be on my little corner… thinking about how cute Emma and Warrick look together :P.
I really have nothing against people shipping, I think it’s awesome! I was expecting there would be a little, I wasn’t expecting Warrick and emma to have so many supporters so quickly!
For the record, I am a Violet and Jack shipper. Damn your adorable comic! *laughs*
Which comic is that? The only Violet and Jack I got in Google was this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGuk0Ou9ZiA
which while cute, don’t ship much!
So much cuddling! Ok, it might be purely practical, but still… Warrick, you know, Ozma… maybe not exactly right for you, eh?
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