Sunday, October 25, 2009

Deep Sea Spooks - Halloween Ep Plot Summery

Eddie and his pals have been setting up a huge Halloween party for the local Reef People to attend. Eddie's home, a cave not far from the mainland of California, is a place where many reef fish are welcome to visit him in the Glee Room. This is especially true for the local kids in the area and Halloween night is no exception.

Ed dressed up as Bela Lugosi's Dracula and was serving the kids something to sink their teeth into. While Ed loves candy and sweets, he gives out fruits that you can dip into a different sort of sweetness: peaches and cream, peanut butter banana slices, and chocolate strawberries. He asks that you take the fruit without the dips (despite the risk of getting egged or TP'd)

Jen is a witch, but most kids aren't sure if she's really in costume. She gives the kids BUG treats; bug filled lollipops, gummy worms, and chocolate covered ants (Ed keeps sneaking the gummy worms). Shark is a big time movie director, and he gives the kids chilled (Jell-O) monkey brains, chocolate dino eggs, and Reese's Pieces (Ed keeps sneaking the monkey brains too). Ed and Jen give Shark a hard time because his treats aren't that creative.
Shark: "They are TOO creative. You're just out of the loop."
Jen: "Are these Dino Eggs just Easter eggs?"
Shark just looks guilty

So while Ed and the Reef Folk have a gay ol' time near the surface, the fish of the deep are stirring and fuming. Gulper gathers a small group of fellow men and tells them about the gigantic amount of candy the reef people have. The hard working people of the deep deserve some of their candy as well, and if the Reefers won't give them treats, then the Spooks will give them tricks.

Slowly, the creatures crawl up from the depths to sneak up on the kids and houses of the reef. A few kids who were heading home after visiting Eddie's house are cut off by a group of Spooks. The Spooks make scary faces at them and the kids run away. They run until they find the local bullies and beg the bullies to take out the scary fish. The bullies look at the kids and offer their assistance for candy but are interrupted by Spooks sneaking up behind them. They all run away to the one person they think can be scarier.

Back at Eddie's house, Shark is running out of monkey brains and starts giving kids more "East...Easter Dino Eggs"
Kids: "Easter Dino Eggs?"
Shark: "Yeah from the Raptor Jesus"
The kids rush into Ed's house, scared silly, begging for Jen to scare off the Spooks. The three grown ups look outside and see a nice crowd of deep sea fish gathering around Ed's place. Ed asks why the kids didn't run home first seeing how that would be the safest thing to do. Ed soon sees that the Spooks are just stalking outside people's houses and the police won't do anything because they're creeped out as well. Jen gets miffed at the kids thinking that she's scarier then the Spooks but she agrees to go out and give the Spooks a run for their money. Jen gets Shark to rush out of the cave with her and start screaming and yelling at the fish to go away. While a few run off, others stick around, not sure what Jen and Shark are trying to do ("Hay wow that's kinda cool." "I didn't know someone's face could do that").

Shark and Jen return feeling accomplished and are willing to assist to walk the kids safely home, until they feel a growing rumble. They look outside the windows to see a large group of Deep Sea Fish coming over the horizon. Jen and Shark run back outside, trying to scare off the fish again but fail when the fish just scream at them. Jen and Shark run away with Gulper laughing at them. He calls to the reef people to surrender all the treats in their house, or they're in for a terrible trick.

Inside everyone assumes the worst. Jen starts to file out her two week notice and bullies cry out for their mothers. With a grand plan and strong will, Eddie walks out of his house to face Gulper and the mob. Ed announces to Gulper that his mob of Spooks are not scary at all and he will take what ever tricks the Spooks can dish out if it means they leave the reef alone. Gulper asks if he's sure, and that once he's failed, they can have anything in his house (hinting at a few treasures that lurk deep in Ed's abode). Ed agrees and dares Gulper's mob to do their worst. And thus the DeepSea Haunts begin!

The Song is Black Mission Goggles by Man-Man. While the lyrics do not fit the theme the characters and what they're doing (the song does talk about cocaine use, not a kid friendly song) the intense sound and crazy beat should stir your imagination.
(NOTE: Please be be courteous with this mp3, as it is hosted by a friend with sensitive bandwidth and asks that if the traffic gets too crazy that I should take it down. If you like the song listen to it once or ask me to e-mail it to you~Thank you)
The monsters march up and around Ed. They pull on him and toss him around like a bean bag. These monsters play music solos with their guts, small fish grow up into large beasts, some create large web like tentacles. Fish start to chew on the side of the TV screen while others dance and giggle to their haunting song. The spookier they are the crazier they are. The madness doesn't stop, and Ed keeps his sanity. Gulper sees that the Eel is not breaking as easily as he thought, so he steps in during the confusion and smacks Eddie out of the mob deep into the caverns of the deep. The mob ask Gulper if it was necessary to be so rough with him but carry on and laugh thinking that it meant they won. They continue to dance without knowing their pray is no longer in the heap.

Ed lands deep below in the darkness of the deep. Shaken up from being punched out by Gulper, Ed sits and calls a defeat. From the darkness he sees small glowing lights come towards him. He cringes up thinking it's more of the giant fish, but to his surprise, it's a group of small fish dressed in cute costumes. They look at Ed in mournful confusion, as if wondering if he can help them. Ed smiles and gets an idea.

The people back in Ed's home start to worry. Jen seriously starts to consider surrender and tries to offer one of the kids as a sacrifice. The ghouls smash hard at Ed's doors, trying to force their way into his house. Several spooks at this point start to wonder if they had gone too far, and ask Gulper why they still need to hunt for candy. Gulper ignores their comments and pushes onward.

All of a sudden, a large roar calls out from behind the mob. Everyone stops and looks at the new large approaching mob from the deep. The Spooks start to get scared and quite down. Gulper gets terrified as he sees Ed leading the group. Ed announces to the new group, "Here they are, they've been up here this whole time."
The Mob in a feminine sounding roar calls out "WHAT!??"
Gulper looks around at his mob and asks," What is this?"
The mob replies, "It's our Wives..."

Ladies come up form the larger mob, scolding and beating their husbands, telling them it was wrong to be stealing candy from other people. Why would they need to steal candy when they should be tricker treating with their kids like normal parents? The men point to were Gulper was standing, saying it was his idea to take the candy from the rich reef folk. Gulper however, manages to sneak away back to his mansion in the deep.

The wives start to get more violent but Ed steps up and tells them that it was ok. Halloween is about spooks and it was his idea to bring them up to give the reef people a nice scare. The husbands look at their wives nodding their heads, but the ladies don't seem convinced. Ed then invites the fish into his house to share in his treats, just so long as they give back the candy they stole.

So Ed invites all the deep sea children in his home to have a killer party with the other fish. In the end the reef kids and deep sea kids got along. Ed looks to Jen and Shark to tell them how everything turned out so well that this party can last all night long but the two of them are dead asleep.

Thanks to DMajorBoss for looking over this for the final edits...

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

They're Coming...

Keep an eye out for creatures of the deep looking to steal your candy. They're jealous of the reef people and they're coming up from the dark waters for some tricks unless they give them all their treats. So come back here around Halloween for a story and art of the spooky kind.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Eddie Sketches_Just to update.

Here are some things I did of Eddie. Just to get a new blog post up. WIPs in here mostly.

Nessie in these sketches here, is Eddie's girlfriend. While at 1st we only hear Ed talk about her and act like her (like he talks in her voice to himself), she IS a real person, though for a while we assume it's just something Ed made up. I'm still working on the character design, but tell me what you think.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

BookMarks WIP

Hello people, I am in the process of working on stuff to make more money. There is a local festival where I live and my mom proposed we make bookmarks of our native American symbols to laminate and sell there. So here is a WIP process of how I'm working on this. Keep coming back to this page to see how the process gets more and more complete.

These symbols are NOT the original cave painting figures. My mother makes a good point about this, that you shouldn't use the exact cave painting because these are religious figures and drawings and we have NO IDEA what some of them are supposed to mean. Sure there are some obvious drawings like dolphins and coyotes but for the most part if something is headless, don't paste it on the wall of your building. So most of these things here are things I've made up to look like things from our cultures caves, but none of them are 100% exact.

These pictures tell stories. The 2nd one is not finished but see if you can guess what's going on (those people are walking over a rainbow bridge). None of these stories are evil or scary.

This Page here shows what I do to draw these things. I drew the images I wanted to used a light to color the image in reverse on the clean side of the page. You're seeing the back side of the page.

Here is the final images. There are a few things I need to finish up with photoshop and I'm still waiting for my mom to add descriptions of the images. I'll get it cleaned up and more prepared for print. Tell me what you think so far.

Here is the image with the text for each image. If you can imagine that they'll be two sided, with the text behind it's image. I know it might be more expensive but I made them color coated so the printer won't mess it up. Tell me what you think. There will be a DA version later, but you see the complete one here. I'll give you an update if I'm selling them on-line anywhere and if you want on. They will be lamented, and if you want one snail mail I can guess the whole thing might be 5$ each total (that includes shipping)...that is if we get a good deal from the print place 1st off.

Warning this is a big file size.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Gulper Eel Need Design Help.

Help, it's Halloween Month and my main villain isn't even complete yet.

This is Gulper, he is the main antagonist for Eddie Eel. He is from the south...deep the ocean..yeah duh but he does have a thick accent. What I'm having problems here is that I can't seem to find a good design and make him as flexible and fit in with the other characters. While stock characters seem to flow out on the paper for me, Gulper however is stuck in the development stage, villains always seem to want give you a hard time don't they.

The designs at the bottom of this page are close to how I want him but it's not fluid looking enough. A good villain needs a good design and I think when I did these bottom ones I was being to accurate to a real animals forme and forgot how to cartoonify it. Either way I just seem really lost. Love to get some feed back on him.

What works, what doesn't? Should I make him look more like a real gulper eel or should I kiddify him more? Neck too long or not long enough? Head too big or not big enough? What type of "hair" should I give him or does he look better bald? Give me your thoughts.

Just to give you an idea of what type of villain he is I'll give you some youtube vids...think less singing though. I'm not a 5 time award wining muscle genius...odd how it seems that deep southern voiced people need to sing.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

The Trial of Jenny Nix _Part 2

Continued from Part 1 here>> . The image below relates mostly to stuff from the 1st part because Koshi only appears once in this story, but I figure I'd draw what I figured he's look like.

After hearing the story Ed and Shark take some serious thought about who they thought Jenny was. Shark was not aware of any of this and Ed wouldn't have asked, but he was not going to let those things stop him from taking Jenny as his Director. Ed knew Jen needed help, but this story gave him more of a reason to not give up on her, to help her become a better, happier person.

Ed was then called up to the stand and was asked how Jenny performed her tasks. Ed truthfully said every nice thing he could say about her, and even used her negative attributes as a way of making Jen's purpose on the show useful and helpful. The Council was silent for a while as they wrote down what Ed was saying. Without them asking, Ed made his grand proposal to be Jenny's caretaker. No matter what their decision was, he would be there to guide Jenny on the path of righteousness, as her purpose in his life means more to him than just someone who works on his show. They thank Ed for his words, but Ed interrupts once more with a few more grand words about who she is. Jenny is seen fuming in her chair as the bailiff is needed to remove Ed from the stand.

They call Shark up to the stand and he gives his two cents and makes public note that everyone that called up before were not the right people to be asking to judge the work efforts of Jenny. They inform Shark that it's about what she was supposed to do and if she wasn't doing her job right then they have to ask the people who were in charge. Shark takes those comments personally and starts to rant off a list of terrible things each of the other people in the court were doing. The Council just points the bailiffs to Shark and they take him away. Jen smiles a bit to see Shark stand up for her.

The Council announces their decision: while the current situation provides Jenny with a job involved with children's entertainment, she has failed to maintain a more useful position in child care up to this point and her choice of friends and employers shows she still lacks the positive atmosphere needed to give said children the correct care. Therefore, she must be removed from this position and placed with our facilities until further notice...

In a flash, Ed swims up and snatches Jen out of her seat and dashes for the door. With equal quickness the Gods call out to close the doors before they can escape, and only manage to close on Ed's tail. The pain causes him to drop Jenny outside the door but he regains his composer and picks her up to take her away again. Ed jets around the palace being chased by numerous guards, while Jen yells at Ed to stop this chase or the two of them will be put in jail. Ed spots a small opening in a drain pipe where he pops open in a flash and squeezes the two of them down it. The guards are overheard saying that the piping in the palace is huge and that they could end up anywhere.

They finally stop in a dark room, only lit by small blue lights and iridescent plankton. Jen grabs one and makes it brighter. She hits Ed over the head and scolds him for pulling her out of court. Ed just looks at her sheepishly and says that he wasn't going to loose her.

"All this over a stupid job, Ed. It's my job to make you look good and you're not helping."
"I confessed to the Gods that I would be your savior, Jen, and it is my duty to save your life. It's not fair for them to take you away. Your place is to work with me, ‘cause I'll make YOU look good, no matter what. I’ll help to put you on the right track."
Jen pauses and looks at Ed. "Was it worth your tail?"
"Oh that, heh, the pain will go away soon."
"Yeah but it's not going to grow back."
"What?" Ed brings his tail to his face and he sees it was chopped off by the door slamming on it. He screams and breaks out into a fit of hysterics, "AHHh, I thought it just slammed on it! This isn't fair! WAAA!!" Jen shakes her head and gets up to look for a bandage.

As she's walking around she starts to feel that the ground isn't really solid in some parts. The farther she looks down the way the more she sees that the light stops dead at a certain point but can't make out a wall. She goes back to Ed who's a slobbering wreak and she ties up his tail, looking around to figure out where they are. She tells him that this is what she’s had to deal with her whole life. "They weren't going to send me to jail; I was just going to work here until they found a job for me again. But thanks to you I AM going to Jail." She picks him up and they walk away from the dark side of the room.

The farther they walk, the less Jen thinks they're actually getting anywhere. It’s as if the floor keeps pulling them back closer to the darkness. Jen asks if Ed can swim with the two of them like he did before, but he's nearly passed out from crying all over her head, and doesn't answer with anything she can understand. Jen sets Ed down and grabs a handful of Plankton and shakes them up to glow brighter. She blows them toward the dark side of the room and sees the details more clearly. Most prominent are a large set of teeth and tentacles sliding in and out of a large mouth.

Jen doesn't panic but sees that the best way out is to not walk on the tentacles (hard to do when they swish all over the place and it's dark). She picks up Ed again and quietly takes them closer to the brighter side of the room. She starts to see huge piles of trash under vents like the one they came through. The brighter it gets the less tentacles are floating around the floor and the happier she gets. She sees a door at the end of a tunnel, a few blinking, red lights over the frame. She runs up to the door, but the red lights stop blinking and a large groan roars from the back of the tunnel. Ed wakes up to ask what the noise was and Jen replies that it was her bowels, "They just released everything." Large fans are activated and start pushing in fresh water. A large suction starts to drag all the trash and garbage towards the mouth.

Jen runs towards the door, trying to get Ed to grab onto it, but the suction pulls so quickly on them that they're caught in a whirlpool. They spin around the room as more tentacles begin filling the walls. Still holding onto Ed, Jen sees a vent that, if she can grab onto, she can push Ed into it. They roll past two vents, missing both, before Jen grabs onto a 3rd one. A tentacle quickly slides around her hand, but she blows a bubble beam at it and it slides off. Jen pushes a motionless Ed into the vent just before the tentacles slide over the vent, blocking him from being pulled back out from suction. Jen looses her grips but meets the Charybdis face to face as it sucks her into its gut.

The red light over the door on the other side of the room turns green and the tentacles slide back to a normal position. Ed, still knocked out, falls out of the vent he was tucked in and wakes up from the fall. Two guards come in to look over Charybdis and assist Ed out of the room. Ed calls out to Jen in panic, terrified at what he assumes had happened. One guard calls out how something seems to be upsetting Charybdis, but Ed doesn't stay long enough to find out what. They take Ed back into the court room where he's scolded by the guards for the disruption, but Ed gets mad at them back, saying that he meant every word he said and they disregarded every feeling and truth he said.

Poseidon’s anger becomes quite apparent, but Ed does not shudder under his might. The two guards come back in with Jenny in their arms, saying that she had blown herself out of Charybdis's stomach. Jenny looks around smugly, "1,000 years of digestion, meet 1,000 years of indigestion. I gave that wench an ulcer." Poseidon becomes even more furious at this and is about to blast the two of them off the Earth until Rhode interrupts him.

"Father, we're making such a huge fuss over something so simple, I know you hold a grudge, but this is my case and I feel that, if she worked with this Eel, it might be the most appropriate punishment. Look at how angry he is making you right now. That pain can be felt on her side, can't it? Plus the Eel has already vowed to watch over her, so I think we can trust that his persistence won't fail us. "

She swims closer to Jenny who just turns her head in shame. "You saved this Eel back there didn't you?" Jen nods and Rhode asks why. "Well, he just got a show, and if he were eaten, that’d be a waste of money for the studio." Rhode looks at her, looking for a better answer. “And there are also a lot of kids that like him, so it’d be sad for them if here were to be gone. No one would really miss me." Ed calls out from behind, "I would!"

Rhode allows the court to adjourn, with Jenny going back to work with Ed...but only on the condition, upon Jen's request, that Ed get his tail back...just to stop him from crying about it. On the walk out of the court room the three of them playfully banter to each other. Ed says he would've cried more not having Jenny around, and Jen just blushes. Shark grosses out about her and Koshi having dated.

"That means the two of you kissed."
"When you date someone you do more than just kiss."
"EEE, we’ve gotta fix that with you!"