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« Reply #25 on: October 19, 2006, 02:28:56 PM »

To explain the difference in illustrations (between "afro" halflings and "european" halflings), I have the "free" halflings (both nomadic and agrarian) as darker-skinned (as they are more likely to get more sun exposure), while "enslaved" halflings would be lighter-skinned (reflecting their poor health conditions, lack of sun exposure, and sadness).

Just my two cents.


I love the idea of the light-skinned halflings being the slaves.

It seems neither Greg Benage, Jeff Barber, nor I in any way deserve even a Special Thanks credit for, you know, creating the setting... Smiley
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« Reply #26 on: October 19, 2006, 02:53:00 PM »

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You are right about the drawings, in some they look pale while in others dark. But the descriptive text is specific about that.

With all due respect to our paintbrush-wielding (or these days, mouse-and-art-program-wielding) friends, I think it's mostly a degree of laziness - or more likely, habit. If they've ever been commissioned to do fantasy art before, they'll expect elves to be pale and fair, and halflings to look like miniature English farmers, ala Tolkein and most of D&D. Perhaps they don't take the time to look up the descriptions of nut-brown Caransil and savannah-dwelling Kedunni.
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« Reply #27 on: October 19, 2006, 02:55:14 PM »

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I love the idea of the light-skinned halflings being the slaves.

It seems neither Greg Benage, Jeff Barber, nor I in any way deserve even a Special Thanks credit for, you know, creating the setting... Smiley

Who're you again?

Wink

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« Reply #28 on: October 19, 2006, 03:37:57 PM »

With all due respect to our paintbrush-wielding (or these days, mouse-and-art-program-wielding) friends, I think it's mostly a degree of laziness - or more likely, habit. If they've ever been commissioned to do fantasy art before, they'll expect elves to be pale and fair, and halflings to look like miniature English farmers, ala Tolkein and most of D&D. Perhaps they don't take the time to look up the descriptions of nut-brown Caransil and savannah-dwelling Kedunni.

Well, artists *should* be given direction that makes that not possible. Art directors are there for a reason, after all. Smiley
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« Reply #29 on: October 19, 2006, 03:38:30 PM »

Who're you again?

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« Reply #30 on: October 19, 2006, 03:48:30 PM »

Hey Wil, nice to see you! Grin

I think somehow Midnight stands above usual in the interior illustrations, but frequently we see a lack of content and illustration tie-in. I know the authors of books send the art directions before they are done writing though, what makes the ties harder to make, but this is not a major problem given the usual quality of the art.

Now if there is an art director, one mut ask what he was thinking... or drinking. Wink
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« Reply #31 on: October 20, 2006, 09:10:00 AM »

If there are Halflings in the movie, i hope the people doing the movie did not miss the fact that their dark skined as well.

... and nice to see you again Will...
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« Reply #32 on: October 20, 2006, 11:20:41 AM »

Nice to see you Will!

I hope you'll get your credits in the film, that would be a bare minimum!
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« Reply #33 on: October 20, 2006, 01:57:05 PM »

Maybe somebody should slide a few cookies in Wil's direction to make him feel better....  I imagine that having one's name in the core book is worth at least one, maybe even two.
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« Reply #34 on: October 26, 2006, 10:17:47 AM »

You must be talking about the evil cookies Ghola.
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