Had second thoughts about Archie zipping up her shirt in the last panel. Since we're just getting to know him I was worried that it might make him seem sexist, which isn't what I intended. On the other hand, while what she's wearing is fine as casual attire, it's not exactly what would be considered professional dress, and making sure they make a good impression while interacting with humans is one of the things he would be worrying about. I don't know, thoughts?
I've gone ahead and set up a chat room for the Champions to hang out and chat. They seemed to deserve some space. You can find the forum here. There is also a link on the Champion's page in the Extras section. You can also feel free to start up new threads in the forum if you feel like chatting about other things. Its a new hosting site, so let me know if you run into any problems.
In addition to trying to stick to Monday updates from here on, I just got a very generous donation of 20$ via paypal. That means I owe you all an extra update. My goal is to have it up by Thursday.
re Eva Emaria: We will have to see how it goes (I don't have a lot of experience with RPing, so I'm just kinda opening up the doors and seeing what happens). Phoenix will drop by if you want to chat with him, but be warned, he will be an ass.
re Arrikanez: The Champions only really all gather together for important council meetings. There are yearly meetings, but issues important enough for all of them to show happen like once a decade or so. Things do usually get pretty hairy at the meetings. Pestilence's Champion has good ties to the vampires (vampireism itself is a kind of plague after all) so he will be in attendance at the festival.
re man in black: Neither of the vampires seem to be paying too much attention to their surroundings. Maybe Joan will be ok.
re pfmoi:Carmine is rather... dramatic. Luckily for her, Archie is used to her shenanigans and just annoyed instead of insulted.
re Kadtie: She is extremely uncomfortable with her current situation.
re ladygoddessmonika: making a mental note to give Joan more bad hair days.
re StellaFrost: We will see how it goes. Feel free to leave suggestions
Hmmm...I think him zipping up her shirt makes it seem like the lack of professionalism comes from her shirt being unzipped, rather than from her behavior, which, yes, is pretty sexist, but more reflects on you than the character, in my opinion.
I don't consider it sexist at all, if only because... Well, the same standard I assume is being applied to both genders. I don't want to see a man's chest area anymore than I want to see a woman's in an area of professionalism, sorry. Both are ways of diverting attention from the work that needs to be done, in my opinion, so I think you are fine.
I love the dramatic change between the middle panels. He can very quickly look intimidating when he wants to. And I don't think him zipping her shirt up is sexist. There is a definite line when it comes to showing too much in a professional environment, and she certainly crossed it.