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Comparing the Two Projects

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  • Whiskers
    flying cat
    • Nov 2003
    • 1950

    Comparing the Two Projects

    Aside from the story itself, is there something fundamentally different in EMS? Or are you building on what was created, technically speaking, in MMM?
    The cat spread its wings and flew high into the air, hovering to keep pace with them as they moved cautiously toward the city. Then, as they climbed over the rubble of what had once been a gateway and began to make their way through piles of weed-grown masonry, the cat flew to the squat building with the yellow dome upon its roof. It flew twice around the dome and then came back to settle on Jhary's shoulder. - The King of the Swords
  • Walter Simonson
    Nomad of the Time Streams
    • Sep 2004
    • 27

    Michael can answer about the bit about building on earlier work.

    All I can say about EMS is that it's a lot more work than MMM!

    For me anyway!!!



    PS: I'm back from Baltimore


    • Michael Moorcock
      Site Host
      • Dec 2003
      • 14278

      Well, Walter, I think you excelled yourself in MMM -- and then went up another notch in ORION -- and another in ELRIC. You seem to get better with every project. What I like about you is that you ALWAYS come up to the same level of ambition as me. You have the same, if you like, restless wish to go on trying to beat your personal best. Also you see story-telling as the fundamental thing we're both in this business for.

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      • Krimson
        Eternal Companion
        • Nov 2004
        • 624

        I considered MMM to have brought together elements from the Second Ether trilogy, making it more complete. I finally got the first two EMS, and I am feeling the same thing with the Albino Trilogy, or rather Dreamthief's Daughter and Scrayling Tree. The visual element is beautiful, and creates a nice setting for the stories. I recall reading MMM and thinking that some of the characters didn't look how I pictured them. But I ended up falling in love with Pearl Peru, was quite impressed with the renditions of Rose and Gaynore.

        EMS is just visual eye candy. Once again, Yrkoon doesn't look how I expected. Ok, I expected hair, but now I think the look suits him. Its also nice to actually see Sadric, and White Crow looks perfect. Also, the visuals of the chaos lords and elementals are excellent.

        As for the story, they are short and sweet and action packed. I am really digging this!

        EDIT: Sorry about the necropost, but it seemed more relevant to post here than to start a new thread.
        Yuki says, "Krimson used to be known as Kommando, but he rarely uses that name anymore. Sometimes he appears as Krimson Gray as well. Do not be confused, he still loves cats and bagels."