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chriky
2008-09-21, 12:25 PM
Welcome to 'The Fire Within'.

This backstory is an OotS Style webcomic and a spin-off of ABR, telling everyone what happened from the birth of Chriky, right up until FireDrake and Chriky had entered the ABR:FFF plot. As such it will be written and drawn by FireDrake and Chriky (brothers in real-life, for anyone who doesn't know) and should update once a fortnight. You might even get more comics, when we have less homework. Then again, when Firedrake is making the comic it could potentially take longer than that, he's a bit of a perfectionist, and he's on his GCSE year.

Archive:
Comic 1:http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff266/Hpandy_Johnston/Comic1-1.pngComic 2:http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff266/Hpandy_Johnston/g44979.pngComic 3:http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff266/Hpandy_Johnston/rect4112.pngComic 4:http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff266/Hpandy_Johnston/rect4122.pngComic 5:http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff266/Hpandy_Johnston/Comic5.pngComic 6:http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff266/Hpandy_Johnston/g147819.pngComic 7:Under ConstructionComic 8:http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff266/Hpandy_Johnston/Comic8-1.pngComic 9:http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff266/Hpandy_Johnston/Comic91.pngComic 10http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff266/Hpandy_Johnston/Comic100.pngComic 11http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff266/Hpandy_Johnston/Comic11top.png
http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff266/Hpandy_Johnston/Comic11bot.pngComic 12http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff266/Hpandy_Johnston/Comic12.png
Banners:
http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff266/Hpandy_Johnston/Chriky/chrikysig.png
http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff266/Hpandy_Johnston/g48426.png
Important Links:
The ABR Wiki (http://abr.wetpaint.com/)
The Current ABR Thread (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=88925)
And Mechafoxes FFF Plot Compilations: 1, (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showpost.php?p=3439552&postcount=663)2, (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showpost.php?p=3444141&postcount=793)3, (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showpost.php?p=3918591&postcount=229)4. (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showpost.php?p=4753626&postcount=406)

FireDrake
2008-09-21, 12:29 PM
Also, anything that happens in this has canonicity over our comics in ABR. (ie. this (http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff266/Hpandy_Johnston/Comic4.jpg))

The Gremlin
2008-09-21, 02:41 PM
You know, it's funny, but this title sounds quite a bit like the title of a well-known novel.
Coincidence? I think not. :smallbiggrin:

chriky
2008-09-21, 02:45 PM
You know, it's funny, but this title sounds quite a bit like the title of a well-known novel.
Coincidence? I think not. :smallbiggrin:

I actually came up with the title and had never heard of the book
however firedrake has read the whole series and did tell me before we used it.

Tiffanie Lirle
2008-09-21, 02:51 PM
You know, it's funny, but this title sounds quite a bit like the title of a well-known novel.
Coincidence? I think not. :smallbiggrin:

Never heard of any book going by that title.

And it's a good title for a comic about 2.. dragon.. people.. things.. mutants. Dragons? Fire within? My pun senses are tingling.. that may just be the aspirin though.

I have relatively high hopes for this backstory, so I hope you guys wont start slacking and stop making comics like every other 3 out of 4 backstorys. :smalltongue:

FireDrake
2008-09-21, 02:51 PM
You know, it's funny, but this title sounds quite a bit like the title of a well-known novel.
Coincidence? I think not. :smallbiggrin:

I was thinking of calling it The Fire Internal, as a sort of play on the titles of two of the series.


I have relatively high hopes for this backstory, so I hope you guys wont start slacking and stop making comics like every other 3 out of 4 backstorys. :smalltongue:

We should be able to manage our once a week update. It gives me the weekend to do the cartloads of homework I've been getting recently, as well as the comic. Most of our templates and story is already prepared, so we probably won't end up slacking.

EDIT: I'll add the comic at about 7am (GMT) Tommorrow (22-9-08)

FireDrake
2008-09-22, 01:03 AM
Comic #1:
http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff266/Hpandy_Johnston/Comic1-1.png
Hope you like it.:smallbiggrin:

Lyinginbedmon
2008-09-22, 04:42 AM
I've never seen that place, this should be interesting :smallsmile:

chriky
2008-09-28, 05:06 AM
look comic 2 say something about it
http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff266/Hpandy_Johnston/g44979.png
Also i made a new banner
http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff266/Hpandy_Johnston/Chriky/chrikysig.png

The Gremlin
2008-09-28, 09:54 AM
look comic 2 say something about it
http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff266/Hpandy_Johnston/g44979.png
Also i made a new banner
http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff266/Hpandy_Johnston/Chriky/chrikysig.png

Good work, guys.

FireDrake
2008-09-28, 02:41 PM
I just wanna make it clear that, Comic#2 is our post for this week. Then again, Chriky is making the next comic, so it won't take as long probly.

Lyinginbedmon
2008-09-28, 03:20 PM
Fairly good quality, engaging storyline, looks to be good :smallsmile:

chriky
2008-09-30, 01:41 PM
New comic up:

http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff266/Hpandy_Johnston/rect4112.png

Lyinginbedmon
2008-09-30, 04:50 PM
Whole line of Firedrakes. Clearly the Y chromosome of this family doesn't include naming creativity.

FireDrake
2008-10-02, 12:53 PM
Comic #4:
http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff266/Hpandy_Johnston/rect4122.png

Bayar
2008-10-02, 01:43 PM
Wow, a Lyinginbedmon doll :smalltongue:. Or is it an action figure ? :smallconfused:

Lyinginbedmon
2008-10-02, 01:43 PM
Hehe, doll-shaped cameos :smallbiggrin:

Let's see, Lying, The Gremlin, Threeshades, Nameless, Firedrake, who's the grey-skinned fellow in the theatre?

Elder Tsofu
2008-10-02, 01:50 PM
Looks like a certain moonelf. ;)

T-O-E
2008-10-02, 01:56 PM
Hehe, doll-shaped cameos :smallbiggrin:

Let's see, Lying, The Gremlin, Threeshades, Nameless, Firedrake, who's the grey-skinned fellow in the theatre?

Looks like Sildyu (sp) to me.

chriky
2008-10-02, 01:59 PM
Your all right except it's not firedrake it's icendulus
(also they're meant to be action figures)

Lyinginbedmon
2008-10-02, 02:10 PM
All new Lyinginbedmon figure! With telekinetic grip action!

Includes 5 voice messages!
"I'm taking you off my Boccobsmas list!"
"Did I mention I can desolate a 400 mile wide area in an instant?"
"Oh gods, I can see..."
"The Exersus Resistance will tear this Empire apart. Brick. By. Brick."
"I hate Teleport"

Threeshades
2008-10-02, 02:47 PM
Cool I guess my action figure has transforming action. Can assume any of the three Shades. :smallamused: Awesome.

The Gremlin
2008-10-03, 09:20 AM
Great comic, you two.
Pretty much, any comic that I feature in is 'cool'.

FireDrake
2008-10-12, 05:52 AM
Oops, we went off the bottom of the page.

New Comic:
http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff266/Hpandy_Johnston/Comic5.pngTechnically this is our comic for the 21st October. We seem to be getting ahead of ourselves.

Lyinginbedmon
2008-10-12, 06:45 AM
Somebody's gonna need marriage counselling... :smalltongue:

Keveak
2008-10-12, 09:10 AM
shouldn't comic 4 and 5 be in the first post too? :confused:

chriky
2008-10-12, 09:43 AM
shouldn't comic 4 and 5 be in the first post too? :confused:

Fix'd :smallbiggrin:

The Gremlin
2008-10-12, 11:07 AM
This comic explains a lot.

vampire2948
2008-10-12, 04:23 PM
I love this comic, great OotS-art!

I'll have to get started on my backstory comic at some point...hmm...

Green-Shirt Q
2008-10-12, 04:38 PM
I love this comic, great OotS-art!

I'll have to get started on my backstory comic at some point...hmm...

I don't think you have to make a backstory.

Lyinginbedmon
2008-10-12, 04:50 PM
I don't think you have to make a backstory.

Not really no, but it's something fun to do during the low points.

Green-Shirt Q
2008-10-12, 05:10 PM
Not really no, but it's something fun to do during the low points.

It certainly is, but you don't have to do it. He made it sound like had to do it.

Beholder1995
2008-10-12, 05:40 PM
*reads last page*

Ooh... this is very nice. I will definitely try and sort of maybe follow this partially.

(:smallbiggrin::smalltongue:)

chriky
2008-10-22, 12:36 PM
I'm sorry but we've had tons of homework and haven't ben able to make a new comic :smallfrown:. Hopefully comic 6 will be up saturday or sunday.
But while your waiting her'es Firedrake III and his adventuring buddies Randor and John.:smallbiggrin:
http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff266/Hpandy_Johnston/Chriky/teamdad.png

FireDrake
2008-10-22, 01:46 PM
Ooh and look, mysterious concept art:
http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff266/Hpandy_Johnston/purple.jpg
Sorry, the quality's a bit crap, I did it in my school note book.

Lyinginbedmon
2008-10-22, 02:26 PM
Ooh and look, mysterious concept art:
http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff266/Hpandy_Johnston/purple.jpg
Sorry, the quality's a bit crap, I did it in my school note book.

Hmm...is that a royal dragon? I assume so given the purple colouring, though it could be a very off blue...

FireDrake
2008-10-22, 02:54 PM
Hmm...is that a royal dragon? I assume so given the purple colouring, though it could be a very off blue...

Yeah that is a royal dragon, or at least an impure descendant of one. Come to think of it, I really ought to get Lavidor's permission before I go developing his storyline.

Lavidor
2008-10-23, 10:14 AM
Huh? Did someone say my name?

PM me with the broad details and you'll probably get it.

FireDrake
2008-10-26, 06:07 PM
The next comic should be up some time tomorrow. (Monday) But we're on our half-term holiday, so we might have another one later this week.

FireDrake
2008-10-27, 11:25 AM
Comic #6 is up:
http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff266/Hpandy_Johnston/g147819.png
Thanks to Threeshades for the image of her as a drow.:smallbiggrin:
Also, here's an unleashed banner of FireDrake:
http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff266/Hpandy_Johnston/g48426.png

Szilard
2008-10-27, 09:36 PM
Shiney...:smalltongue:
Good comic, keep it up.

The Gremlin
2008-10-28, 09:19 AM
Good comic, guys.

master ranger
2008-10-29, 02:46 PM
Nice backstory you two.:smallsmile:

chriky
2008-11-10, 12:40 PM
Sorry it's been two weeks without a comic but we are working on one and it will hopefully be up by saturday. We've keep being given loads of homework so we haven't had enough time. :smallfrown::smallsigh:

FireDrake
2008-12-02, 01:04 PM
Okay, you may have noticed a slight lack in Comics recently, I haven't been putting enough effort into this for the last month or so, so don't expect anything new until after Xmas.

January at the latest, I'll try to stick to that.

FireDrake
2008-12-31, 06:57 PM
Comic #8 is up:
http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff266/Hpandy_Johnston/Comic8-1.png
Happy New Year!

This is numbered Comic #8 because there's another comic that we might insert into the gap between this and #6.

This scene was mostly inspired by Lying as it ties in with his comic, Remember, later on. So anything in Remember will have canonicity over this, ie. I might have got some stuff wrong.

We're gonna try to get back into a weekly or fortnightly update pattern. After comics 9 and 10, it's mostly up to Chriky to keep this going because I'm gonna be overloaded with GCSE work.

Lyinginbedmon
2008-12-31, 07:49 PM
I'm definitely going to enjoy this little arc :smallamused:

CrimsonAngel
2008-12-31, 09:27 PM
Wow nice comic.

The Gremlin
2009-01-01, 01:06 PM
Yay! It has returned!

FireDrake
2009-01-13, 11:35 AM
Comic #9:http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff266/Hpandy_Johnston/Comic91.png
This comic is meant to represent a large epic shot. I'm not sure if it worked.

Lyinginbedmon
2009-01-13, 01:21 PM
Nicely done, nicely epic, though perhaps a couple more frames showing the dragons attacking Dalmosh prior to the big reveal would have enhanced the epicness?

The Gremlin
2009-01-14, 10:12 AM
Awesomesauce.:smallbiggrin:

FireDrake
2009-02-05, 03:28 PM
AAAAAAnd here it is! The one you've all been waiting for! The first Fire Within with actual, proper fighting in it:Comic #10
http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff266/Hpandy_Johnston/Comic100.png

Lyinginbedmon
2009-02-05, 05:58 PM
That's got to be the second worst place to experience the sensation of an acid burn. :smalleek:

CrimsonAngel
2009-02-05, 06:39 PM
AGUARD!!!!! :smalleek:

FireDrake
2009-02-06, 02:58 AM
AGUARD!!!!! :smalleek:

That's the yellow dragons name (Aguar actually). It's a mix between the spanish words for water and claw (I think yellow dragons use water based attacks).

Lyinginbedmon
2009-02-06, 03:49 AM
I don't think I know of Yellow chromatic dragons.

Gold metallic might fit the bill though.

Mad Mask
2009-02-06, 08:39 AM
I don't think I know of Yellow chromatic dragons.

Gold metallic might fit the bill though.

They do exist. See here (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chromatic_dragons_(Dungeons_%26_Dragons)#Yellow_dr agon).

Lyinginbedmon
2009-02-06, 08:58 AM
They do exist. See here (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chromatic_dragons_(Dungeons_%26_Dragons)#Yellow_dr agon).

Yeah...but it's 4.0. Are you going to listen to a book that gives you a brown dragon?

That sounds like a horrible euphemism, especially with a yellow dragon added.

The Gremlin
2009-02-06, 10:24 AM
Yeah...but it's 4.0. Are you going to listen to a book that gives you a brown dragon?

That sounds like a horrible euphemism, especially with a yellow dragon added.

No, the yellow dragon is from the Dragon Compendium.
I actually think that brown makes sense, but I don't like 4E for getting rid of brass. :smallannoyed:

CrimsonAngel
2009-02-07, 08:52 AM
This has got to be my favorite backstory yet.

chriky
2009-02-07, 01:18 PM
This has got to be my favorite backstory yet.

That's really nice and a great compliment :smallbiggrin::smallwink:. However I know this can't be true because of the sheer awsomeness of Remember.

CrimsonAngel
2009-02-07, 01:38 PM
That's really nice and a great compliment :smallbiggrin::smallwink:. However I know this can't be true because of the sheer awsomeness of Remember.

Yeah it's pretty awsome. But I like dragons more than ice devils and what not. :smalltongue: And the art is realy realy good. *all hail* Sorry lying.

Tensu
2009-03-10, 10:20 AM
I am intrigued thus far. however, Some of your dragons look awkward in the air... more like they're standing rather than flying. Tucking their legs closer to their bodies and changing the positioning of their wings periodically could remedy thus. also I can't seem to find one of the comics... I think it was six, and someone needs to update the front page archive.

while little new ground has been broken thus far, you have caught my interests nonetheless and I would love to see more.

chriky
2009-03-10, 11:13 AM
I am intrigued thus far. however, Some of your dragons look awkward in the air... more like they're standing rather than flying. Tucking their legs closer to their bodies and changing the positioning of their wings periodically could remedy thus. also I can't seem to find one of the comics... I think it was six, and someone needs to update the front page archive.

while little new ground has been broken thus far, you have caught my interests nonetheless and I would love to see more.

Comic 7 is missing purely because we can't be bothered to do it. There will be one but it's nothing spectacular. Also I will update the first post now.
And thanks for showing an interest.:smallbiggrin:

The next comic should be up soon and Firedrake has actually been working on it. After the next comic I will be taken over mostly with Firdrake just fine-tuning my art so comics should be quicker as I am more dedicated than my brother.

chriky
2009-03-28, 05:47 AM
New Comic:Comic #11
http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff266/Hpandy_Johnston/Comic11top.png
http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff266/Hpandy_Johnston/Comic11bot.png

EDIT: We re-uploaded the comic in two parts. The quality should be a bit better now.

Lyinginbedmon
2009-03-28, 09:21 AM
Ah twists, gotta love them :smallbiggrin:

Szilard
2009-03-28, 11:45 AM
Awesome.:smallbiggrin:

The Gremlin
2009-03-28, 12:03 PM
Great work. :smallcool:

Eldrys
2009-04-11, 01:39 AM
Wait this is a back story for ABR. Craaaaaaaaaaap. I was just surfing the Fan comic index and found something with the same title as a book I started to read(but didn't like) so I started reading. Are ABR backstory comics generally shorter than most, cause it's awsome and I hope that this goes on for a while.

chriky
2009-04-11, 11:21 AM
Wait this is a back story for ABR. Craaaaaaaaaaap. I was just surfing the Fan comic index and found something with the same title as a book I started to read(but didn't like) so I started reading. Are ABR backstory comics generally shorter than most, cause it's awsome and I hope that this goes on for a while.

We don't want it to be way too long, however it depends on how long you think most fan comics are. thanks for the compliment though.

Anyway here's comic 12:
http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff266/Hpandy_Johnston/Comic12.png

The Gremlin
2009-04-11, 11:33 AM
Wait this is a back story for ABR. Craaaaaaaaaaap. I was just surfing the Fan comic index and found something with the same title as a book I started to read(but didn't like) so I started reading. Are ABR backstory comics generally shorter than most, cause it's awesome and I hope that this goes on for a while.

Look at the 'Avatar Battle Royale' thread(s). These backstories with the 'ABR backstory' thing are comics made to supplement the ABR plots. They are the backstories of people who participate in ABR, talking about who they were before they enter the ABR plot(s).
Also: You didn't like the Fire Within book?! HOW DARE YOU! THOSE BOOKS WERE AWESOMESAUCE!!:smallfurious:

Lyinginbedmon
2009-04-11, 11:34 AM
Yup, that's gonna hurt.

CrimsonAngel
2009-04-11, 11:47 AM
@Ditto: I love the fire within books. :smallfrown:

Nice comic. :smallbiggrin:

FireDrake
2009-05-08, 04:20 PM
Hey a new comic (for anyone who hasn't completely given up on us by now):Comic13:
http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff266/Hpandy_Johnston/Comic13-1.png

Lyinginbedmon
2009-05-08, 05:22 PM
I was right, it did hurt. :smallbiggrin:

Good to see this back.

Lyinginbedmon
2010-06-02, 03:18 AM
I'm aware this is a bump of borderline necrophiliac levels, but wondering if there's any motion whatsoever to have this continued?

CrimsonAngel
2010-06-02, 03:48 PM
Necrophiliac? I didn't nkow you were like that, Lying.