Everyone wants their own replica of the Lost Book, sure, but the printing cost can be prohibitive. But now, you can have your own digital copy of the Lost Book, at the unbelievable price of five bucks.
Back when I had an animation studio, my partner and I were planning a film we titled Something Borrowed, after John’s Arm: Armageddon was completed. Unfortunately it didn’t happen, and the original authoring files were lost when a hard drive bit the dust.
However, I did manage to salvage a few things, included among them a rough cut of the theme I wrote for the titles of Something Borrowed (under the name Five Sixseven, of Tailothepup). When I first introduced Refusaleth around 2010, I always had this piece playing in the back of my mind. Eventually I decided to repurpose it as his own theme, and here we are.
As a teaser, I combined it with some art of “the big white guy”, notably his “Temple Of Doom” pastiche. Please enjoy. I’m glad to get this out of my head and onto the Internet.
As the countdown to Second Solstera continues, here’s a teaser video to whet your appetite. It was actually more work than expected to put together, so if you’d spread it around, it would be much appreciated. Stay tuned for more.
(NOTE: I erred by putting the date as 2019 that the first arc finished. It was actually 2017, but I don’t feel like deleting the video and replacing it. Apologies.)
At the Highest Point of the Beyonding, Aga Regata, its creator, is clearly visible (panel 2)
In panel 3, Refusaleth refers to Radish-Hoof as a “reformed phantom”, alluding to the unicorns’ origin in the Sacred Testament
Panel 4 shows the Beyonding from the Highest Point, facing away from the Backlands; the Dark Unmentionables are visible at monumental size (Abysma over Ulu, Holocough over the Frontlands, and Obsolesmus over Ystyr)
Bromance has used so much power trying to defeat Refusaleth that he has aged 70 to 90 years
Panel 6: Refusaleth is indicating Earth
Panel 7: Refusaleth almost spoke Bromance’s “original name”(meaning that Bromance was someone else before he was remade by Aga), which would have annihilated Bromance from existence
Radish-Hoof snaps off his horn; unicorn blood is represented by (real) red glitter
Tiscinivel was Zazmene’s mother; she made a deal with the Empire to save her family, after her husband was imprisoned for possessing forbidden books, and her son was drafted into the Imperial Advance Guard
Tiscinivel somehow passed a tiny book to her husband with an explanation for Zaz, which he spit at her, because he was in full-body restraints
The Gargile’s touch removes Tiscinivel from Imperial control (which she explains in panel 7)
Who kills the head of the Estimen Briguild, in panel 9?