As for my magenta level project.
Have you guys ever heard of the word combination "Spritecomic?" Here's an example of one of the best around!
That’s what I'm aiming at with all these sprites. Since the beginning of the summer vacation I've been churning out and refining my story designs I made while at school and in the vacation. At first my "plot" was to create a series of sprite movie based on my stories, linking them together as episodes to create a running story from multiple POV (points of view). But seeing as flash wasn't that easy I thought it would be and the chance that most people here on Newgrounds in general aren't waiting for a dramatic series, but more or less waiting for "Stickslayer XIII", "Dress up *Insert name of famous movie actress who poses naked here*" or "Ultra Gore Bloody Supah Deathmatch Which Is Not A Dragon Ball Z Rip-off Like The Rest!" It would be probably be blammed by 13 year olds. (Yes, I am a pessimistic person)
But anyway, I've been seeking council with DorkBoy and he agreed to sprite for the comic. As for the main story itself, it's unknown to me as of yet. I have some humorous and serious scenes penned down and sketched out, but they need to be placed in the correct line of events.
The project has been christened "Heroes of the Imperium" just as my previously ditched flashproject. It won't just be featuring the lackeys of the Emperor, but almost every other race in the 40K universe (Uhm, except for squats, I totally hate squats.) hence I asked what your main character in your army looks like, some for cameo's, others for a serious part in the story line.
(This is not just a project for fun and entertaining people, but also as a personal test, to see how well my plot and writing skills really are.)
This I already know:
+ The Tyranid warriors of Sumireyu have an interesting genus that has a cool morale effect. These will be encountered many times throughout the comic (With your permission of course.) by the Ordo Xenos and Space Marines as they wish to examine and try to terminate this Hive fleet.
+ The Space Marine commanders and warriors with the crapload of equipment you stated will be used. They won't die or anything (that) bad will happen to them. They'll get to blow some shit up and slay some baddies and one or two will play a role in the storyline as they accompany a Inquisistor or one such important character.
+ The Space Marines will get most of the glorious battle, but, seeing as they have little emotion left they are not the greatest material for emotional scenes and such.(Though I have read the two Ultra Marines books about Uriel Ventris, Space Marines must remain the emotionless warriors who alone can stop the darkness!) Hence the Imperial Guard, civilians and Sisters of Battle will provide more of a humane side to the slaughter. (But not with the usual "I love you Sister Merity!")
+ The wanderer will also be a important character, but he's classified for now. Or else I'd give away spoilers. All I can say is that he carries a crapload of weapons and gear (Sniper rifle as you already saw, a powers word, bolt pistol and bionics.)
What I wish to know:
+ Input from you guys is much wanted. Anything is helpful! Marine names, planet names, Traitor names (as you can notice I'm really bad at inventing names of my own. So, if you hate a guy or gal, let me know, he'll probably die in a horrible and painful 40k death!), psychic powers (Don't over do though), human factions (I.E. Such as the Kell-Morian mining company)
+ Storyline suggestions? Or just a cool idea for a single comic? Let me hear it.
+ Idea for comical relief? A comic can't be all serious and blood and gore, it also needs some comical relief once in a while. (Though blood, gore and a joke usually get along nicely? Brother Cloten anybody?)
As of yet, its all still in the planning process. DorkBoy is still busy spriting but also has to go to school soon and has a job besides that. I cannot promise a exact date of when this all will begin I'm afraid.
If I can get a good beginning around the end of autumn its go time, at the utmost around Christmas.
As for then, please send me any kind of idea's possible. Anything is helpful.