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  The following is a reposting from my Facebook page, it delves into the meaning of the title.  It also gives a slight hint as to why I've been quiet around here and other sites for a while, tho it doesn't mention compilation works for illustration books or fanarts, which are also part of the cause.  Anyhow, enjoy!

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I'm gonna be getting pretty knee-deep in working on Gurajinn© for a while so hopefully it'll be ready in some significant way in the next couple of months. So far the logo's about done, and a few character designs are mostly finished. Now testing color palettes and deciding on a look, writing out the scripts (basic plot bulletins for the first four graphic novels are just about done) and doing more concept illustrations.

So maybe this is a good time to mention the title. "Gurajinn"...it's not a word that exists in any official capacity in any known language of man, you can think of it more as an amalgamation of a couple of them. The Arabic word 'Guraab', for "crow" (alternate spelling 'Girbaan'), and the Arabic word 'djinn' for the plural tense of supernatural spirits or genies. Hence, "Gurajinn" or "crow spirits". As you can probably guess, the story either takes place in the Middle East, features references to Middle Eastern cultures, and might involve the spirits of crows. But don't read it too literally; some of that is true, but not in a sense of being strictly so. And even if it's "true", that still leaves us to consider from whose perspective it's assumed to be true, and whether that perspective can be trusted.

"Gurajinn" is also a play of sorts on two other words, which provide better clues to what it's really about. The Indian girls name "Raji", which means "shining", and the English word "Gunn"...no not based off that one game, but the Gunn Effect, a term relating to high-frequency oscillations of electrical currents flowing through certain semiconducting solids. For example, the Gunn Diode, which implements the Gunn Effect, is able to produce what we know of as microwaves. That includes everything from the anti-lock brakes of your favorite car, to motion detectors and radio astronomy receivers. The phenomenon was discovered by physicist J.B Gunn in 1962 at IBM, for those wondering.

So basically, the title is a container for both "crow spirits" and "shining microwave"...to what degree of interpretation is up to the reader. Let's just say that there are myths within the story that lend credence to the belief of "crow spirits" and actual entities that exist which can create a powerful phenomenon such as a "shining microwave", and leave it at that for now.

And there you have it, the meaning behind the title of this story. I understand it doesn't make a lot of sense even as explained here, and some of that is intentional. The title is meant to be in reference to dominant elements in the story, whether they exist as a hard fact, or only in the belief structures of certain characters.

I'll share more on Gurajinn© as time goes on. Thank you for reading and enjoy your day.

  • Listening to: UK Garage, DnB, Street Fighter III soundtrack
  • Reading: Blame!, Kerboros Panzer Cop,
  • Watching: Betterman, NGE, Gundam, Immortel
  • Playing: Little Big Adventure, IHNMAIMS
  • Eating: food (within limits)
  • Drinking: water, juice, but mostly water
Kuvira WIP by fngrscr8dstroui
Kuvira WIP
  Rough pencil for a Kuvira fanart I started yesterday. Darkened just to make it presentable. I'll push to paint it in GIMP tomorrow, have it done by Thursday @ the latest.

  EDIT:  Me and my big mouth.  This won't be done until late Friday but it's been updated w/ a progress pic for temp compensation. 
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  What's up everyone?  Here we are...2015....a new year with a new set of tricks.  I hope everyone's 2014 was quite excellent; even if things didn't quite work out the way you had planned, it doesn't mean it was a total lost cause!  You gotta be optimistic ;)

  So, as has been said, 2015 is a new year, and I'm sure everyone's got big plans.  I know I do.  They go a little something like this:
 
    1:  Successfully launch Gurajinn, my new webcomic story, and shore up support for this wonderful, badass tale. 
    2:  Get back into "prime" shape; I'm not obese or anything but I could stand to get a bit more cut.
    3:  Establish a strong portfolio of art and feel confident to take more commissions and client-side contractual work on that front
    4:  Participate in more crossover initiatives with other artists and projects
    4:  Step up my DnB/Jungle music production game
    5:  Get a nice telescope for astronomy observation
    6:  Take a trip to another country (still deciding)
    7:  Get a PS4 with Morpheus

  We've got 365 days on-deck, ready to go!  I'll be back early next week with new art as I'm waiting on some painting materials I had an order placed for last week to arrive in the mail, since I'm gong to try more of a fusion between traditional and digital workflows and techniques.  And as promised, I'll show and tell a bit more of Gurajinn towards the middle-end of the month as we try to motor ahead to get this going.

  To all my friends, supporters and fans,...this is an extended "Thank You!", for your support is monumental.  I can't wait to see what you all are doing to push ahead as creative individuals for the new year, and I'll be there every step of the way.

 Keep being awesome everybody!
  • Listening to: UK Garage, DnB, Street Fighter III soundtrack
  • Reading: Blame!, Kerboros Panzer Cop,
  • Watching: Betterman, NGE, Gundam, Immortel
  • Playing: Little Big Adventure, IHNMAIMS
  • Eating: food (within limits)
  • Drinking: water, juice, but mostly water

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I'm John Mason, now going by the handle of 'F^nGZ' ('least for now; dA won't let me change my account name). My interests include games, anime, manga, drawing (obviously), painting, writing (yep), exercising (left field), watching obscure movies, cyberpunk, cosmology, mythology, nature,...you probably get the idea.

As I try to live life and situate a solid career, you'll be seeing some artwork uploaded here, some journals posted, and plugs for other random stuff that's relevant. So, hope you enjoy what's on offer, and your curiosity energized.



Twitter: twitter.com/JunMunMun

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Current Residence: United States
Favourite genre of music: deep house/drum n bass/funk-house and most electronic music, old school hip-hop, some rock, and jazz
Favourite style of art: Pretty much w/e looks good, really, tho I have a soft spot for experimental art styles.
Operating System: Windows 7 64-bit
Favourite cartoon character: Doesn't particularly matter, just any good designed character :)
Personal Quote: More culture, less product
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  The following is a reposting from my Facebook page, it delves into the meaning of the title.  It also gives a slight hint as to why I've been quiet around here and other sites for a while, tho it doesn't mention compilation works for illustration books or fanarts, which are also part of the cause.  Anyhow, enjoy!

==================================================================================================

 

I'm gonna be getting pretty knee-deep in working on Gurajinn© for a while so hopefully it'll be ready in some significant way in the next couple of months. So far the logo's about done, and a few character designs are mostly finished. Now testing color palettes and deciding on a look, writing out the scripts (basic plot bulletins for the first four graphic novels are just about done) and doing more concept illustrations.

So maybe this is a good time to mention the title. "Gurajinn"...it's not a word that exists in any official capacity in any known language of man, you can think of it more as an amalgamation of a couple of them. The Arabic word 'Guraab', for "crow" (alternate spelling 'Girbaan'), and the Arabic word 'djinn' for the plural tense of supernatural spirits or genies. Hence, "Gurajinn" or "crow spirits". As you can probably guess, the story either takes place in the Middle East, features references to Middle Eastern cultures, and might involve the spirits of crows. But don't read it too literally; some of that is true, but not in a sense of being strictly so. And even if it's "true", that still leaves us to consider from whose perspective it's assumed to be true, and whether that perspective can be trusted.

"Gurajinn" is also a play of sorts on two other words, which provide better clues to what it's really about. The Indian girls name "Raji", which means "shining", and the English word "Gunn"...no not based off that one game, but the Gunn Effect, a term relating to high-frequency oscillations of electrical currents flowing through certain semiconducting solids. For example, the Gunn Diode, which implements the Gunn Effect, is able to produce what we know of as microwaves. That includes everything from the anti-lock brakes of your favorite car, to motion detectors and radio astronomy receivers. The phenomenon was discovered by physicist J.B Gunn in 1962 at IBM, for those wondering.

So basically, the title is a container for both "crow spirits" and "shining microwave"...to what degree of interpretation is up to the reader. Let's just say that there are myths within the story that lend credence to the belief of "crow spirits" and actual entities that exist which can create a powerful phenomenon such as a "shining microwave", and leave it at that for now.

And there you have it, the meaning behind the title of this story. I understand it doesn't make a lot of sense even as explained here, and some of that is intentional. The title is meant to be in reference to dominant elements in the story, whether they exist as a hard fact, or only in the belief structures of certain characters.

I'll share more on Gurajinn© as time goes on. Thank you for reading and enjoy your day.

  • Listening to: UK Garage, DnB, Street Fighter III soundtrack
  • Reading: Blame!, Kerboros Panzer Cop,
  • Watching: Betterman, NGE, Gundam, Immortel
  • Playing: Little Big Adventure, IHNMAIMS
  • Eating: food (within limits)
  • Drinking: water, juice, but mostly water

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Bfetish Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday!!!!
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fngrscr8dstroui Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015  Professional General Artist
Aye!  Thanks Mont, much appreciated :)
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DjDontTouchTheTrim Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015   General Artist
Half Genie by CaseterMK Happy Birthday!Half Genie by CaseterMK
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fngrscr8dstroui Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015  Professional General Artist
Oh la la x3!  This is nice.  Thank you kindly :0
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ShadowRx Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday :)
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