The title for the picture (which is also the post title) popped in my head and camped out like a ginormous wild animal which you want to leave, but aren’t quite brave enough to force.
Anyway, this picture is my half of an art trade with a fabulous artist on deviantArt who draws Transformers, TMNT, and Inuwashi Gunjin stuff (though that could be considered a sub-category of TMNT), among other things. She’s really, really talented, and does some pretty rad mixed media art (in this case, traditional sketch/lines with digital colouring). If you want to check her out, she is Miklche04. Her request was that I draw 9 from the Tim Burton movie of the same name. Which I still have to see. Regardless, I had quite a fun time drawing this, and experimented with some of the new things in Procreate v 2/2.0.1 (or whatever it is). Things which I will be discussing in an entirely different post which I am in the process of writing.
On November 4th (oh how long ago that was), Deemo was released.
Deemo is a music game where you play songs to make the tree on top of Deemo’s piano grow. Once it gets tall enough, the girl who fell through the window in the ceiling (or sky?) will be able to get home. Deemo is many things, including absolutely precious. I mean, look at him! He radiates cute the same way Kirby does. And the art is gorgeous. The music I heard in the gameplay preview video was also enough to make me want to try it. Cytus is highly enjoyable (though I would rather a new chapter was only released once they hit the download goal, rather than being an in-app purchase) so I trusted that Deemo would be similarly enjoyable. And it most certainly is. It isn’t like Cytus in the idea you play with spheres coming straight down. There aren’t any ‘press and hold’ icons either. You either tap the bars coming to you from a ‘distance’, or you slide your finger to follow the trail of glowing yellow bars. The storyline is also within the app instead of on the website (which is still not up, oddly enough). The cutscenes are saved as Memories which you can rewatch in the Study (found on the left of Deemo’s piano) and feature only instrumental music and the visuals to give you the gist of what’s going on.
Unlike Cytus, where there’s only Easy or Hard levels, by tapping on the music note to the left of the song title, you can have Easy, Normal, or Hard, with the level of difficulty shown under it. So far, I have only had anything near seventy percent accuracy on Normal by sheer luck, and I haven’t dared to dry Hard yet.
Aside from this, I have discovered the following songs (though keep in mind that at this time I’m only about 6.500 something metres high with the tree, so I don’t yet have access to the attic on the right of the piano on the main screen and the hidden songs that can allegedly be found there). Favourites will have a check mark, and songs which also appeared in Cytus will have a little sun. This will contain spoilers by way of telling the location for two hidden songs:
Dream – Rabpit
Mirror Night – V.K.
Jumpy Star – Yukcheung Chun, Jeff Li, Justine Lu ☑️
Wings of Piano – V.K.
Nine Point Eight – Mili
Light Pollution – Yukcheung Chun feat. Europa Huang ☑️
Undo – Yukcheung Chun feat. Misi Ke
Platinum – Sta
Utopiosphere – Mili ☑️
Reverse – V.K. ☑️
I hate to tell you – Yukcheung Chun ☑️
Saika – Rabpit ☀️
Invite – Sun Chen feat. Bibi Chao (found in the Study in the treasure chest)
Run Go Run – DJ Trio (found in the Study under the masked lady’s desk)
Deemo’s collection number 2 (which I do not own) is a purchase able set of ten songs. Both collection number two and collection number three are $3.99 each (in the Canadian store).
Metal Hypnotized – Earthbound Papas ☑️
Rainy Memory – Rabpit
Peach Lady – Yukcheung Chun, Trevor Lin feat. Silvia Su
Hey Boy – Jerry Barnes, Katreese Barnes, Rodger Green
Pilot – Rabpit
Deemo’s collection number 3 (which I do own) is another set of ten songs.
Friction – HAMO from Mili ☑️ (the second song I got a full combo on)
I race the dawn – Kevin Penkin feat. Michiyo Honda (the first song I got a full combo on)
Moon Without the Stars – Jerry Barnes, Quiana
Sanctity – Rabpit ☑️☀️
Hua Sui Yue – V.K.
I know that one other song which appears is Magnolia, but I don’t know the composer’s name(s) or how to get it.
The only thing I have minor complaints about is how difficult it is to make the tree grow with any amount of speed. And while I would like to be able to purchase individual songs from a collection, I can see why it isn’t an option and that’s alright with me. However, combining the app’s price with the collection prices, the app is about ten dollars (in the Canadian store), give or take the taxes.
I would recommend this game to people who like rhythm games, though at times you must deviate from what pattern you THINK you’ll get in order to get normal green hits or yellow/orange ‘charming’ hits (which gift you with a higher level of accuracy). To get charming hits, by the way, tap before the bar reaches the ‘no crossing’ line (as I call it). Oh, also, when you tap on different things and the text boxes pop up, be prepared for slightly choppy English at points (though it’s easily ignorable for me). I would also recommend this game to people who like instrumental music (even though not all the songs are instrumental).
Deemo is, by the way, worth just about every cent to me, thus far. So of course I drew him.
He isn’t actually, but I have a good reason to be comparing a digimon to the dreaded, by-the-book SiC of the Autobots; his chevron. His chevron being the red protrusions on his forehead in most of his incarnations (in Animated it was gold). Now, it’s been about the same size for most versions where it’s red (in fact, it was the smallest I’d ever seen it in Animated). Then @VolverseLoco on Twitter changed their avatar to how Prowl looks in a recent comic.
That has to be a mistake. That thing is tiny! No Prowl worth his salt would have something that disgracefully minuscule attached to their forehead! But then I looked again. Now, in the fandom, everyone says that mechs with doorwings (like Prowl and Jazz in G1, or Bumblebee in Prime) use their doorwings to express their emotions. This was ACTUALLY used in Prime. HOWEVER, I now also have a personal headcanon (which here means that I have latched onto yet another outlandish idea which I love so much that I will insist it is possible when it isn’t, and persist in imagining what it would be like if it were true. We could also call this a personal theory) that includes that every mech with a chevron can stretch or shrink their chevron as mood indicators too. Because Calumon’s ears get huge when he’s super happy (which is most of the time) and shrink to almost nothing when he’s sad. So I had to doodle the progression of the Prowl mood.
While rewatching an episode (eighteen) of Brigadoon: Marin to Melan, I started taking screenshots of Skiar (the execution monomakia who deals judgement and justice to any monomakia that go rogue) and Death (a catching monomakia, who is Skiar’s belt). Then I looked around on the Internet. As difficult as it is to find pictures of Pyon or Kuston, pictures of Skiar are pretty much nonexistent. Which is quite a shame, seeing as he has a very cool design (and elf shoes). So I started sketching, and wound up drawing him. Below is the sketch, followed by the finished image. And below that is the video!