I decided to go ahead and post page 2, because I wanted to unveil the main characters.
Before reading further, go check out page 2: tapastic.com/series/outcastkin…
Read that first, then come back and continue.
Don't worry, this journal entry will still be here when you get back.
So...? What did you think?
Also, you may recall that I've been pretending that I was all sneaky and clever or something ever since I started talking about this. Along the way, I dropped some hints and clues like I thought I was being smart or something. I dunno. But anyways, in case you have been following my various posts, I'll reveal them now:
In the Secret Poject Teaser I mentioned that one of the silhouettes was knowingly altered just to deceive you.
Looking at the picture, you can see now that it is that Gunther (far right) was drawn with a head, despite the fact that (as a headless horseman) he does not have one.
There are also a couple of unintentional differences and things I had altered since then, such as Ivan having a cape in the comic but not in the picture (I added that later), and also that they have equipment that has not yet been seen in the comic yet (such as Gunther's armor (shoulder pads are visible) and Hilda's sword).
Then in the journal update Hero's Dilemma finale coming soon, I mentioned a secret clue. The clue was in the "quick acknowledgement" to my "friends" "Abe, Mary, and 'Wash'".
The secret? Those three "friends"? I never met them in my entire life. In fact, they were dead the whole time!! 'Abe' is Abraham "Bram" Stoker, author of Dracula; Mary is Mary Shelley, author of Frankenstein*; and "Wash" is Washington Irving, author of Sleepy Hallow (you know, the one with the headless horseman).
*Which was also called "The Modern Prometheus", which is why I called their race Prometheans.
These three, of course, chosen because of Ivan (a vampire, like Dracula), Hilda (a promethean, like Frankenstein's monster (who is NEVER reffered to as "Frankenstein", BTW), and Gunther (a headless horseman, like the Hessian). I didn't mention one for Olwyn, because unlike the other three, witches don't have one singular, distinct origin or origin in popularity (Dracula wasn't the first vampire, but he was the first one to make a real, lasting impact).
...wait. Is that it? Really? I thought I did a lot more of that tricksy sneaky stuff. Huh. I guess I'm not clever after all.
Well, better go throw away all of my material belongings and become an impoverished Buddhist monk.