Shavian Script Design
You may have noticed some weird characters being used in some panels in the last two Peaches updates (there is also some Shavian in chapter 1, early on). Well, those are sound effects, like “HAHAHA” and “SLAM!”, written out in a phonetic script for English known as Shavian.
Shavian’s been around for a surprisingly long time (since the 60s, I think), and has a small but passionate following around it, so much so that it’s even in unicode. (𐑦𐑑𐑕 𐑑𐑮𐑵!)
That being the case, I’ve asked Peaches’ resident type know-it-all Rob to implement Shavian into the pixel font used in Peaches chapter 2. So.
You’ve not heard the end of this.
Another question, this time from @rbmntjs:
I have a question. Considering that Chapters I and II are of different styles, do you expect to change styles in the future as well?
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I know it’s been quiet, but I’ve got an excuse: my new online illustrated story, ‘Peaches’, will go online tonight.
Edit: It’s up.
Check my friend Sam’s new ‘illustrated story’ — any description does not do it justice, as it is also narrated and has a musical soundtrack. To top it off, Sam asked me to design the titles, something I gladly supplied.
The more high-minded you make it sound in your head, the funnier it gets, implying a rusted-out box into which this man is staring and seeing a severe and disconcerting lack of goat.The Challenges of Translating Humor
But to tear down a factory or to revolt against a government or to avoid repair of a motorcycle because it is a system is to attack effects rather than causes; and as long as the attack is upon effects only, no change is possible. The true system, the real system, is our present construction of systematic thought itself, rationality itself, and if a factory is torn down but the rationality which produced it is left standing, then that rationality will simply produce another factory. If a revolution destroys a systematic government, but the systematic patterns of thought that produced that government are left intact, then those patterns will repeat themselves in the succeeding government. There’s so much talk about the system. And so little understanding.Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, Robert Pirsig (p. 88)