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Captain Ahnee 1 - Special Edition
A revised version of the original first Captain Ahnee adventure.
About this creation


When I made my original Captain Ahnee story in November 2000 I didn’t even own a computer or digital camera. So I “borrowed” the digital camera from my work and took all the pictures one evening. I then spent several evenings at my brother’s house editing the pictures and adding special effects with MS Paint. The end results left much to be desired in terms of visual appeal. So, years later, I decided to revisit the original story and “clean up” the text and special effects. The story, in homage to Mark Sandlin's first Lego story, is still as goofy and ridiculous as before, but I think the enhanced graphics and improved dialogue make it look and flow a little better now.

The story is best viewed directly via Brickshelf here. That way, you can just click on the “next” button each time until the end of the story. When finished, come back to this page and check out my commentary for each scene plus a link to the original scene. Enjoy!



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   A brighter, bolder special edition.



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   I tried to give the new intro a more defined space "look" than the original intro. The font for the title is Cosmic Age. The narrative and dialogue text is Andy.



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   The opening scene makes an immediate departure from the crappy original. Screen direction is an important element of visual story telling that I didn’t give enough attention to the first time.



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   The original second scene wasn’t too bad. I had placed some lights inside the cabin to get the effect. However, I didn’t include a shot of the Grand Admiral arriving so the dialogue was a bit confusing. This scene fixed that problem.



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   The new scene stays true to the original, but with better text and text bubbles.



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   This is about the same as the original, although Captain Ahnee’s response is a bit more annoyed.



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   The new image is slightly brighter and sharper than before.



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   Again, I stayed true to the original scene for most of these interior shots. Fortunately, the raw pics for this sequence were shot pretty well the first time and I didn’t have too much to clean up.



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   At this point, I needed to break from the original story frames of the A-Wing Carrier’s Captain calling down to the flight deck and the GA telling the Dipwads all about his donut adventure.




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   Nibs looked a bit too whacko in the original so I made his eyes closed for the new frame.



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   The original scene didn’t show Mikey and Russell leaving the frame as Nibs bid farewell to the GA. So I squeezed that in along with a much prettier shot of the A-Wing Carrier as the GA whooshes away in his Spiffcraft.



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   Same as the original, with some expanding on Nibs’ donut fetish.



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   The pitiful light speed vortex from the original story had to go! This scene is still pretty cheesy but I can live with it. The font for the "Shhhoooom!" is called Baddaboom.



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   I decided to delete the original images of the Adaloid home world and to put the bad guys in space on board the mothership. This is cheating since the mothership didn’t appear until the second story but it makes more sense putting the enemy on the move, since the Dipwads wouldn’t dare risk traveling through enemy space. Nobody loves donuts THAT much!



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   Keeping in mind the importance of screen direction, I added this entirely new scene to show the progress of Dipwads toward the Naboo system while the Adaloids are poised to strike.



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   This frame combines the original shots of the Manta fighters opening fire and the Nasal Avenger firing back.



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   This was probably the crappiest shot in the original story so I gave it a complete makeover. Here, a couple of engines nozzles have been damaged and the gaseous trail looks more realistic.



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   Much cleaner than the original, plus some added dialogue from Nibs.



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   The background sky in the original was a wrinkled light blue bed sheet, which came out terrible the first time. So I went all out with a real sky plus some engine smoke to boot.



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   Same as the original. No Jar Jar beating in the revised version. Sorry folks.



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   OK, I gave Jar Jar some more words in this scene besides the original “Aaaahhhhhh!”



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   A better treatment than the original blasting of the Adaloid commander.



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   Same raw pics but I split the frame horizontally instead of vertically as in the original.



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   About the same as the original but I tweaked the narrative and dialogue to make it flow better.



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   Again, about the same as the original scene but with added dialogue and narrative.



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   The new end scene features a nicer view of the planet below than the lousy original. Plus, Han Solo now has a real sky background.



Comments

 I like it 
  November 21, 2008
HA this is funny and to let you know you are my lego idol you make the best ships ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  November 3, 2008
Another beautiful comic to add on my favorites list...Great work!
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  September 23, 2008
This is the best comic made out of LEGO®'s that I have ever seen! It's so hilarious, and the special effects are awesome! Just to let you know, you are my LEGO® idol, as well as my idea of a perfect builder. Your ships are the best creations one the face of this earth! My ambition one day is to build a ship like on of yours; awesome shape, good color, packed with details, the list is endless! I have built a small cruiser with an interior, but I don't think I will post it. -Your greatest fan, Dax (P.S. - How do you make a link to Brickshelf [The "24 photos on Brickshelf thing]. Please get me back on that. Thanks!)
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  October 20, 2007
lol the people behind got strange faces they would fit in Mattias Backströms "dream team"
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  March 5, 2007
Har Har Har! That's great! You've managed to spoof Star Wars, Calvin & Hobbes, and the Earthlings all at the same time in an absolutely hilarious comic! Keep it up! ...Michael
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  April 3, 2005
Zinger! Love your stories and your presentation is simply smacktacular! Wow! Your pixel mad-skillz are awesome! Thanks for posting this! Cheers! ~ Paul.
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  March 31, 2005
COOL! I love the special edition version. Is soooo much...well...special-er!
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  March 30, 2005
'Rise and shine, Mr. Ahnee. Rise and shine.' (HL2-GMan) We have been waiting for this day for a long time! This is just cool. The effects are better than old George's. Please continue the saga. -Victor
 I like it 
  March 28, 2005
Awesome!! These stories are great, make some new ones!
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  March 28, 2005
You've made us wait WAYYY too long for an update on the Captain Ahnee saga-- Revised version? Dude, MAKE A NEW ONE! Your fans demand it! :-D CAPTAIN AHNEE ROOLZ!!!!!
 I like it 
  March 28, 2005
You let Jar Jar live? Anyways, I love the editing effects. They looks so professional!
 
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