Friday, August 17, 2007

Future Teens XIII
Posted by Falingard on Friday, February 16, 2018, 6:30 PM

This week, on Flaky pastry... a nefarious plot is untangled! ...or something.

Aaaaaaah, it's the penultimate week of Choice of Pastry! You get to vote on what a sentient book looks like.

Support Flaky Pastry!

Like on Facebook!

Vote on TWC!

Keep track of updates!

Forever or for worse
Posted by Falingard on Friday, February 9, 2018, 6:30 PM

This week, on Flaky pastry... Happy Valentine's day! Have a wallpaper! :D I asked myself what the setting for this wedding would be, and I figured... since I established that Zintiel likes airships... why not!

And Choice of Pastry asks you to help name a bar!

Future Teens XII
Posted by Falingard on Friday, February 2, 2018, 6:30 PM

This week, on Flaky pastry... Curiouser and curiouser!

You'll want to check out Choice of Pastry this week! We vote on wings, and you get a first look at a full-body picture of our fairy character! Excite!

Future Teens XI
Posted by Falingard on Friday, January 26, 2018, 6:30 PM

This week, on Flaky pastry... NO ONE saw this coming!

Meanwhile, Choice of Pastry is just as complicated as last week! 11th week of polling. Not that much left to go!

Future Teens X
Posted by Falingard on Friday, January 19, 2018, 6:30 PM

This week, on Flaky pastry... kids just get in trouble. That's what kids do! Also the first time one of these slices has gotten to 10 pages!

Meanwhile, Choice of Pastry is a little bit more complicated this week, it seems! Better get voting!

Sprockets and Old Ones
Posted by Falingard on Friday, January 12, 2018, 1:00 PM

This week, on Flaky pastry... something completely different! (and a little early)

So here we are... 700 pages of Flaky Pastry! But this latest page left me with a series of conundrums. For these hundredth pages, I usually step away from the 'main story', and give secondary characters a time to shine... but since the time of page 600, I've started doing Slices, which are basically just that all the time. I could turn the concept around, and use page 700 to go back to the main story for a time... but what even is the main story?

One thought I had was, since this would happen about two thirds of the way through the current Slice, Future Teens, I could just use the page to finish that story in one go... but that didn't feel awesome enough. Then I thought I could make a different kind of side story, starring all the main characters of the comic, but not really. I had, a while back, as a fun exercise, asked myself what the Flaky Pastry characters would come up with if they ever took up tabletop roleplaying. Perhaps a session of that would be a good story to tell for page 700! I even had another thing with steampunk characters I had created to use as NPCs in the game.

As I started coming up with ideas for the story, I eventually realized something... I could tell some sort of story, but for it to feel real, I kind of had to tell an entire roleplaying session from beginning to end... and there was kind of no way to do that in even the monstrously-sized comic pages I usually make for the hundredths. And besides, what would I show? Marelle, Nitrine and Zintiel as they play? Their roleplaying characters in-universe? A mixture of both? Perhaps there was a way out of this...

So I decided to do something radical. I would write a short story... just some text with a couple of illustrations. You may or may not realize this, but I'm not a writer. I can see some of you raising your eyebrows and making faces. How am I not a writer? I've been writing this webcomic for nearly 13 years! Well, that's true, but that is comic writing. It's just some dialog, with images doing most of the work. Actual prose scares me. Luckily, since this is an account of a roleplaying session, pretty much all it is is people talking. I can still let the images do the hard work. Still, this was a little scary for me. And then when I finally finished writing it, I had barely over a week left to do 20+ illustrations... Eeeeeh... that's fine, right?

Luckily, it was. Yay! I had planned to do a number of things during my winter holiday vacations, but I didn't end up doing all of them. I did do the most important, though. And that's Flaky Pastry page 700. The ability to create... just create whatever... is one of the most enjoyable things in life, to me. Sharing what I create and having people enjoy it is just a little below that, but still a significant source of joy. So even though this was a lot of work, it was worth it! As I do after basically every other hundredth page, I swear I'll make it smaller next time. Maybe. I dunno.

Oh, and Choice of Pastry is also still going on!

Click here to see older news.

Art, Character and story Copyright © Félix Lavallée 2005-2018

eXTReMe Tracker