It’s the 5th anniversary of Lord of the Rings Online!
Put on your cake hat, chase after envelopes, fight for the glorious beer, and shoot fireworks! And maybe you’ll find a mount hidden in an envelope!
I’ve only been in the middle-earth for less than a year, but it’s been such a good time.
Here’s to 5 more years! *toast* *smash mug*
Oh, and remember, if you see a box, there just might be a person inside!
Words of the Stripper:
It’s been much too long since the last update that I missed three scheduled comics. >_<
What can I say, other than that it was a time management fail?
I really should stop putting so much detail in backgrounds lol because it's taking up the most time!
Although… I must say I am quite pleased with the street tiles. XD
Here are a couple of news – or chicken feed – regarding Chickening Around.
Chickening Around has joined the LotRO Combo Blog!
The LotRO Combo Blog combines the feeds of many popular Lord of the Rings Online related blogs, such as Casual Stroll to Mordor, Cosmetic LotRO, and even Keli’s LotRO Journal. If you happen to be following a number of blogs, this collective blog feed makes it easy to see the previews of all of them at a glance instead of checking each one individually for update. You can submit your own LotRO blog feed to be added too! Once it’s added, every time you make a new blog entry, the feed will be updated automatically. How convenient is that?
Follow Chickening Around on the new twitter account, @chickenaround!
It’s also Carica’s personal twitter – although I never really tweet other than during Ales & Tales, so chances of it being used are 1%. To be honest, I just made it because I saw ‘connect your twitter account’ option on wordpress and thought, why not? XD
Remember how I first said that In-character posts and strips will be posted under Carica and Out-of-character real life posts will be posted under SnowCrasher? I decided to get rid of the whole Carica/SnowCrasher thing because it’s a hassel to log in and out of accounts, and I started mixing the two up. So, to simplify things, both IC and OOC articles will be posted by Carica alone!
That’s it for this week’s chicken feed! Comic update will be next week.
Darn Nosey Hobbit!
Bad Nosey Hobbit!!
Cursed Nosey Hobbit!!!
If you have ever come across the evil chain of quests for delivering mail in the Shire…
I pity your soul.
Those darn Nosey Hobbits will spot you from a mile away and make sure that you fail your quest no matter what.
Although, I must say that Nosey Hobbit is surprisingly well-dressed. I want her dress.
Word of the Stripper:
Did you see that? There was actually a new comic update within two weeks!
I’m trying to push for a bi-weekly release because I have so many ideas, and at the current pace it’ll be years before I get to draw them.
Then again, this could just be a coincidence and I could go back to my lazy state any day!
I’ve been going through my LOtRO screenshots, and made a few new header images out of them. Including the previous 2, there are 9 header images in total now that displays randomly whenever you visit the site.
Click on the images to view them in full size!
Header 1 Chicken Run to Rivendell
Header 2 Dwarf Marching in Misty Mountains
Header 3 CSTM Charity Fellowship Walk
Header 4 The Shire
Header 5 Grape Crushing at Northcotton Farm
Header 6 Moria Feast in the Twenty-first Hall
Header 7 Dancing Crowd
Header 8 BBB
Header 9 LMB at Yule Party
That’s a lot of different headers! Tell me which one you like the most on the newly created poll on the right side!
Fact: Hobbits are simple… very, VERY simple.
While the other races are running left and right fighting evil and saving damsels (and a hag) in distress, hobbits simply send you on an errand. Lots and lots of errands.
Word of the Stripper:
I spend way too much time drawing these things. Well, more time procrastinating than drawing, but still…
Okay, I spend way too much time dawdling around. Gotta get it together!
Anyone who has gone through the intro quest (including tutorial) of the Hobbit race would know of this whole ordeal.
The moment you’re thrown into the Middle-earth, you get threatened by a Ringwraith, imprisoned by Blackwolds, come across heaps of corpses, and the whole town you tried to protect ends up getting burned down. Then just when you finally manage to arrive safely in the Shire, that whiny little Sackville-Baggins of a hobbit sends you on an errand to get compensation for… himself. Whoop-dee-doo.
At least you get to hear this awesome music at the beginning.
Word of the Stripper:
Finally an update! Thank you for waiting.
I’ve been experimenting on coloring hair, which is why it looks so messy. One day I’ll settle down on a set style. I’m just so out of practice. I guess that’s what I get for not drawing for so long! The hardest part of this chapter was of course drawing all the armors. UGH. I tried to draw them as close to the original game design. I usually suck at designing clothes, so it’s very nice to have examples, but boy is it difficult! Archet burning down was the easiest thing to draw (apology to the citizens of Archet). I must’ve drawn that panel in less than 10 minutes while the first panel took me over an hour just for the armor itself. -_-
Word of the Stripper:
And with this, my strip blog is officially launched. This will be a LotRO-related webcomic series, which will be full of LMB/BBB/LotR inside jokes.
I wanted to make a simple preview strip at first, but because I haven’t drawn anything for so long, I started really having fun while drawing it and got quite carried away and ended up spending so many hours on it… which doesn’t really show though. LOL
I have not really decided on a set style for the series yet, and since I need tons of practice to get the outfits and background right, expect slow update and fluctuating art style.
Apparently my image is a bit too big for the blog template, but to read all the small texts, it’s inevitable. Click on the crunched up image to view the bigger, original size.
So, here I am, finally getting around to starting a blog like the rest of BBB. I’m not just trying to fit in with the crowd, really. If anything, I should not be following their example, but here I am nonetheless.
Apparently, BBB stands for Bards, Beers, and Bloggers. Okay, they say that the last B really stands for Longbeards, although I have no idea how that works when it clearly starts with an L. Beorbrand insists that the Beard is the important part, but I think he just decided on that because he doesn’t want to start a concert and tell the audience members to Be Back Later, but I digress. They are all big on blogging for some reason. I think Aegthil is just being narcissistic and Beor had to have some place to ramble since he’s perpetually drunk, and Bluebonnett is just that cool, but Geoffroi also has one and with Ellasse joining in the action, I just had to, especially since they were all twisting my arm to the point of breaking – literally.
Anyhow, this is where I shall record all - most of – some of – well, only when I feel like it - my adventures and strange happenings of Middle-Earth, be it literary or artistic form. I cannot promise any regular updates as I am very busy*cough*lazy but we’ll see how far I can go with this thing.