April 19, 2014

                                


Revised Commentary for March 26, 2019:

Long time readers may be a little puzzled by the sudden change from the Quinsiccus to Britannia. This is a major retcon, I know, but between February 2011 and April 2013, I altered a lot of the background details in Eon's World, including some of the names of countries, which alone more closely to the real world (that is to say, in a semi-utopian, post-apocalyptic future, where many lines on the map have been redrawn, but the shape of the world is more-or-less the same, still). Quinsiccus was always, basically, Great Britain, if highly idealised. Since I've redrawn the map of Eon's World, I decided to make it official. I even went with the actual flag of the UK initially, but I have since returned to the flag that had long been established as the flag of Silky's homeland in Eon's World Vol. 1 for various reasons, not least of which is deep dissatisfaction with the real world nation of Great Britain, politically speaking. At the time of writing this amended commentary, I am no longer proud to be British.

So, naturally, Britannia is not exactly the same country as the real world United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (for one, it includes the whole of Ireland), nor is it indeed a kingdom. It's actually a crowned republic, where the reigning monarch is considered a servant of the citizenry and not a ruler over subjects (yes, even in the 21st century, Britons are still formally considered subjects of Her Majesty, the Queen). How the nation of Britannia came to be is a story that is not really pertinent to the ongoing narrative of Eon's World, so it's unlikely to be covered, at least not in Vol. 2 (any more so than the history of Earth prior to the warp 5 engine is pertinent to the story of Star Trek). However, it may well be covered in the remaster of Vol. 1 at some point. In brief, the Federated Republic of Britannia formed in the latter years of the Great War and was instrumental in the victory over the forces of global fascism. There is an About section on this site that's been Under Construction for years, but if I ever get anything done with that, writing up a proper history of nations like Britannia is on my to-do list.

Anyway, enough world-build or rebuilding or whatever. Artistically, I'm really pleased with how this page turned out. I had to learn a few tricks to get the page done faster, because the castle and the hall have, as you see, horribly high levels of detail. But the result, I think, is pretty good. I'm very pleased with how both Eon and Silky turned out, and I think I've managed to get back to my art's Sonic the Hedgehog roots a bit. It's a work in progress but I'm getting there.

Original Commentary for April 19, 2014


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