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Chapter 27

~RESILIENCE~

Welcome back for another episode of “As the Jungle Turns” the crime fighting/adventure comic that is drawn and written by Pia Langfeld and Jaime Leos based on words selected the drawing game, Monkey Sidebars.  Twice a week, Monkey Sidebar members select a theme/word and you draw accordingly. Many of the members are very creative in their draws.  Yet writing a storyline with the themes selected is very tricky and require tons of brainstorming.

Previously, on “As the Jungle Turns”…..Our heroes had caught up to The Twins and as they escaped down a Bobsled track!  Fortunately, Gunnar was familiar with bobsledding and told the team that if they followed his lead, they could get down the track fast enough to catch the villains.  As they made their way down the track they found a bobsled turned over with someone moaning inside….it was Thomas!

Pia Langfeld- "Resilience- the ability to bounce back...which in Mary's case proved quite beneficial to Wayne..."
Pia Langfeld- “Resilience- the ability to bounce back…which in Mary’s case proved quite beneficial to Wayne…”

When we started this comic series, Mary had just broken up with Thomas and was heart broken.  She cried her heart out but soon came into the arms of Jerry (whom we find out later in the our chapters that he was Thomas’ brother!)  Thomas used Mary to frame her for his murder.  Thomas was behind on gambling debt and to get access to his trust fund, he decided to stage his death.  However, with “resilience” our heroes were able to catch the scoundrel and bring him to justice!

Pia Langfeld
Pia Langfeld
Jaime Leos- "After capturing Thomas on the bobsled track, he was taken in for questioning.  However Thomas wasn't too cooperative.  He was biding time thinking he wouldn't be extradited to the U.S.  However, he wasn't under arrest yet.....Mary had ways of making him talk!"
Jaime Leos- “After capturing Thomas on the bobsled track, he was taken in for questioning. However Thomas wasn’t too cooperative. He was biding time thinking he wouldn’t be extradited to the U.S. However, he wasn’t under arrest yet…..Mary had ways of making him talk!”  (Mary’s image was referenced from Hoang Nguyen’s Carbon Grey)

Thomas had no intentions of talking and giving up his brother Jerry or his sister Faith!  His sister was fundamental on taking them to countries where they could not be extradited.  Arresting him would be tricky although they had enough evidence.

However, Mary is not an officer of the law nor a secret governmental agent….she is a common citizen.  She was simply here to help identify the Twins and assist with clearing her name of murder.  She just wanted to know why he framed her for murder.  Finally Mary was done talking….questions were going to be answered!

Jaime Leos
Jaime Leos
Jaime Leos
Jaime Leos
Jaime Leos
Jaime Leos
Jaime Leos
Jaime Leos
Jaime Leos- "Mary had enough with Thomas' sarcastic attitude and was thinking of how he framed her for his murder...it was time for some payback!!  He caved in pretty easy!  Gunnar told Swedish Police that the bruises and bleeding on Thomas' face was from the bobsled accident."
Jaime Leos- “Mary had enough with Thomas’ sarcastic attitude and was thinking of how he framed her for his murder…it was time for some payback!! He caved in pretty easy! Gunnar told Swedish Police that the bruises and bleeding on Thomas’ face was from the bobsled accident.”

Mary was able to find out that Jerry and Faith were at a night club called “The White Room Dance Club” in Stockholm.  Through the team’s resilience, they were close to capturing the villains.

So in our next chapter, Mary will have to put on her best dancing shoes and party dress.  But this wasn’t going to be all pleasure…this was going to be all business! 

Until next time, dress to impress and bring your glow sticks because we are going #Dancing!

I’ll leave you with this video that defines the word Resilience….


Monkey                          Round                         Date                     Day                    Word Selected


@rachysuzanne            #59                          March 2             Sunday                  Resilience


http://msbweb.wordpress.com/2014/02/23/resilience/

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CHAPTER 24

~SCANDINAVIAN~

Hej alla or hello everyone and welcome back for another episode of “As the Jungle Turns”, the crime fighting/adventure comic that is drawn and written by Pia Langfeld and Jaime Leos based on words selected the drawing game, Monkey Sidebars.  Twice a week, Monkey Sidebar members select a theme/word and you draw accordingly. Many of the members are very creative in their draws.  Yet writing a storyline with the themes selected is very tricky and require tons of brainstorming.

For the theme “Scandinavian” we decided to introduce a new character.  When we last left our heroes they were searching for The Twins.  However leads they were following only lead to dead ends.  At the suggestion of Headquarters, Wayne and Mary find an ex-military soldier and martial arts expert known simply as
“The Scandinavian.”

Jaime Leos- "The Scandinavian was classified and only a handful of people have seen his face.  What was known about him was very little, however he was the right man to raid a heavily armed compound.  He was court marshaled but given an honorable discharge for saving 12 captured soldiers from a heavily guarded enemy compound without one friendly death."
Jaime Leos- “The Scandinavian was classified and only a handful of people have seen his face. What was known about him was very little, however he was the right man to raid a heavily armed compound. He was court marshaled but given an honorable discharge for saving 12 captured soldiers from a heavily guarded enemy compound without one friendly death.”

When I suggested that we add a new character named “The Scandinavian”, Pia immediately thought of Dolph Lundgren.  Pia works at Lufthansa Airlines and met Dolph as he was boarding.

Dolph Lundgren’s autograph boarding pass- Pia Langfeld

  While researching Dolph Lundgren, I found a lot of interesting items about him. The above drawing features interesting facts about him including being a 3rd dan black belt and champion martial artist which was helpful in getting him into action movies… AND did you know that ‘Ivan Drago (“I must break you”)’ also has a Master’s in Chemical Engineering and was working towards his doctorate before he went into movies?!?!

Pia Langfeld- "Mary and Wayne meet the The Scandinavian."
Pia Langfeld- “Mary and Wayne meet the The Scandinavian.”

Pia is an awesome portrait artist so I had to recruit her to draw Dolph.  She challenged me to draw him in the Pop Art style but I “chickened out”.  Maybe one day I can return to this challenge in the future.

Mary and Wayne met the The Scandinavian whose real name was Gunnar.
Gunnar got straight to business and used the latest technologies to triangulate The Twins’ location.

Jaime Leos- "Using highly illegal methods to locate the Twins, the Scandinavian was able to listen to a cellphone conversation of a known acquaintance of the villains and traced them to Stockholm, Sweden."
Jaime Leos- “Using highly illegal methods to locate the Twins, the Scandinavian was able to listen to a cellphone conversation of a known acquaintance of the villains and traced them to Stockholm, Sweden.”
Pia Langfeld- "The Scandinavian has access to some state of the art technology.  With his help, Mary and Wayne finally knew an exact location of The Twins."
Pia Langfeld- “The Scandinavian has access to some state of the art technology. With his help, Mary and Wayne finally knew an exact location of The Twins.”

Gunnar found the exact location of The Twins.  However they were heavily protected in a compound and by heavily armed bodyguards.  The team would have to use stealth and technology to enter and capture the Twins.  They would also need to suit up in the newest “armor” to protect themselves.

Our next chapter will reveal the required “armor” needed to enter the compound and provide protection.
Until then….

Monkey                  Round                  Date                               Day                      Word Selected


@papaojam                #56               February 19              Wednesday          Scandinavian


http://msbweb.wordpress.com/2014/02/12/scandanavian/

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Chapter 21

~ALIEN~

 Welcome back to another Out-of-this-World episode of “As the Jungle Turns” or “Mary’s Saga.”  We last left off with the team of Mary, Wayne, Harry the Yeti and Mr. Sides exploring the ‘Enigmatic’ cave but suddenly the cave began collapsing  around them.  We last saw large plasma arcs flowing outwards from the cave, but to where?
The team ran out of the cave but what they saw was unbelievable!!
Mary could not believe her eyes…..
Pia Langfeld- "Mary couldn't believe her eyes: The whole side of the mountain took off like some alien spacecraft....now, how to follow??"
Pia Langfeld- “Mary couldn’t believe her eyes: The whole side of the mountain took off like some alien spacecraft….now, how to follow??”
The plasma arcs supplied energy to the alien spacecraft.
We had the idea that the Himalayan mountain served as a conductor for thunder storms and transferred the power to the generators.
This is why the cave was collapsing.
Jaime Leos- "The team comes out of the collapsing cave alive to find part of the mountain floating away!!  It felt as if this was part of an Alien dream!!  In the distance they could see The Twins escaping....they would need to find a mode of transportation to catch them.  They would also need to be cautious of the floating islands because the crumbling rocks and earth was falling and revealing a spaceship!!"
Jaime Leos- “The team comes out of the collapsing cave alive to find part of the mountain floating away!! It felt as if this was part of an Alien dream!! In the distance they could see The Twins escaping….they would need to find a mode of transportation to catch them. They would also need to be cautious of the floating islands because the crumbling rocks and earth was falling and revealing a spaceship!!”
The idea for these floating islands came partly from the movie Avatar.
We imagined floating islands but soon reveal a spaceship.
The Twins are in the background hand gliding from the floating islands to the land below.
Floating islands
Floating islands
Pia Langfeld- "Interestingly enough, the aliens had left behind a spacecraft...now they would have to figure out how to fly it...."
Pia Langfeld- “Interestingly enough, the aliens had left behind a spacecraft…now they would have to figure out how to fly it….”
Pia drew this flying ship and I thought how it resembled the flying craft from the movie John Carter.
The flying craft on the movie used light to obtain its power.
John Carter
John Carter
While transitioning to the next chapter, “Star Wars” I decided to draw the floating island and reveal that after all of the rocks and earth had fallen off, it had revealed a “Cloud City”.

Jaime Alien 2

Monkey Round Date Day Word chosen
@CYCLOPS68 #53 February 9 (Sun) ALIEN
http://msbweb.wordpress.com/2014/02/02/alien
 Stay tuned for the next chapter, “Star Wars” as the team continues their search for their villains who follow the Dark Side!!

Also check out below a link to our Alien Invasion with posts from all monkeys for this round.

http://msbweb.wordpress.com/2014/02/12/monkey-alien-invasion
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Thanks,
Jaime Leos