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CHAPTER 25

~ARMOR~

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 .
When we last left, Mary and Wayne had recruited the help of the specialist, “The Scandinavian” or Gunnar.  Gunnar was able to locate The Twins with the illegal use of cellphone triangulation and listening to cellphone conversations of known acquaintances.  However The Twins are protected in a heavily guarded compound and to extract the duo, they would need to use stealth and strong armor.
Pia had the brilliant idea to use a weapons expert similar to the James Bond movies.  In the movies, “Q” would develop guns and rockets that would shoot out of his Aston-Martin or bubble gum that explodes. Pia’s version would be a Scandinavian native named “Å”.
Pia Langfeld- "With the help of "Å", the Scandinavian gadget Meister, they were able to deck Mary out in appropriate armor..."
Pia Langfeld- “With the help of “Å”, the Scandinavian gadget Meister, they were able to deck Mary out in appropriate armor…”
I told Pia that I wanted to draw Gunnar’s armor similar to the new ROBOCOP suit.  Robocop was just about to appear on the big screens when we did our draws.
Jaime Leos- "Gunnar debriefed the team and lays out the strategy to raid the compound using stealth and nifty gadgets provided by "Å", the weapons expert."
Jaime Leos- “Gunnar debriefed the team and lays out the strategy to raid the compound using stealth and nifty gadgets provided by “Å”, the weapons expert.”

 

While researching reference draws I was wanting to draw Wayne using stealth while entering the compound.  Pia had the idea of using sonic grenades called “Paralyzers” that would cause the compound soldiers to double over and begin vomiting after detonation while the team raided the compound.  I then began to think of the video game, “Splinter Cell” and the hero of the game, “Sam Fischer.”  This was the result draw.
Jaime Leos- "Wayne snuck into the compound with stealth using a zip line and night vision.'
Jaime Leos- “Wayne snuck into the compound with stealth using a zip line and night vision.’
With the use of the “Paralyzers”, the team was able to raid the compound without being detected but the activity outside alerted The Twins to escape out an “armored” door.  Their escape route would lead to a bob-sled track so they could leave but travel quickly!
Pia Langfeld- "and now...what next?"
Pia Langfeld- “and now…what next?”
In the next episode our team find that The Twins have left and are speeding away at blazing speeds in a bob-sled.  The team will need to catch up to them before they get away again!!

Until then….


Monkey                             Round                  Date                               Day                Word selected


@meluminatti               #57                      February 23               Sunday                 Armor


http://msbweb.wordpress.com/2014/02/16/armor/

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Chapter 23

~Lollygag~

It’s been a whole 10 days since my our last posting of “As the Jungle Turns” but this was in the spirit of our next selected word….”Lollygag”!!
As you can tell, trying to fit a storyline with the selected words can be difficult as mentioned in previous chapters.  Lollygag was no different.  Pia and I were confused on how we would fit this word into our story.
When we last left out heroes, they were in the Forest of Endor and I began thinking of the old fairy tales that took place in the dark forests of Germany as told by the Brothers Grimm.  I mentioned to Pia that we should lollygag in Germany to which she selected Berlin.
Pia Langfeld- "Mary, Wayne and Mr. Sides arrived in Berlin via their "speeder bikes".  They needed to regroup and figure out their next steps...the regrouping however turned into some lollygagging."
Pia Langfeld- “Mary, Wayne and Mr. Sides arrived in Berlin via their “speeder bikes”. They needed to regroup and figure out their next steps…the regrouping however turned into some lollygagging.”
At this point, we decided our team would also part ways with their guide, Mr. Sides.  We felt that since Mr Sides is so much into World War II and German military, we would leave him as the new curator of a museum dedicated to the weapons of the German Reich.
Pia Langfeld- 'Mr. Sides, the German history buff, was totally in his element in Berlin.  Mary and Wayne would have to continue their search for the Twins on their own.  Having friends in high places, Mr Sides did set up a connection with his agency at HQ by the former Checkpoint Charlie border crossing..."
Pia Langfeld- ‘Mr. Sides, the German history buff, was totally in his element in Berlin. Mary and Wayne would have to continue their search for the Twins on their own. Having friends in high places, Mr Sides did set up a connection with his agency at HQ by the former Checkpoint Charlie border crossing…”
While Pia decided to draw areas of Berlin such as the Brandenburg Bridge and Check Point Charlie, I decided to draw the Berlin Wall.  There was so much art references for the Berlin Wall that I had difficulty in deciding which wall to draw.  That’s when I stumbled on the art of Thierry Noir.
I wasn’t able to find the artist name however for reference.
I drew Mary as tourist with some personalized graffiti.
When I posted this draw on Instagram, I am assuming that the #BerlinWall hashtag must have grabbed the artist Theirry Noir’s attention because he liked and commented on my draw.
Check out his website

www.galerie-noir.de

Jaime Leos- "Mary and Wayne wait for HQ to give them Intel on the whereabouts of the Twins.  Meanwhile, the two are lolly gagging in Berlin and taking a much needed break while visiting the Berlin Wall."
Jaime Leos- “Mary and Wayne wait for HQ to give them Intel on the whereabouts of the Twins. Meanwhile, the two are lolly gagging in Berlin and taking a much needed break while visiting the Berlin Wall.”
The next word in the Monkey Sidebars game was “Scandinavian”.  We would have to tie in the word with our story so we decided that our next contact would be known as “The Scandinavian.”  He would need to be a man who could locate the Twins using the latest technology.
Jaime Leos- "Wayne alerts Mary that the Twins have not been located!  Mary feels that their lolly gagging may have cost them their change at catching the Twins.  Their last chance to locate the villains is to find an ex-military/ex-spy simply known as "The Scandinavian".
Jaime Leos- “Wayne alerts Mary that the Twins have not been located! Mary feels that their lolly gagging may have cost them their change at catching the Twins. Their last chance to locate the villains is to find an ex-military/ex-spy simply known as “The Scandinavian”.
Our next chapter will take us to “the land of the ice and snow, from the midnight sun where the hot springs flow.”
Until we meet again in the halls of Valhalla….

Monkey                      Round         Date                              Day                             Word Selected


@cosmokimmy       #55             February 16                Sunday                      Lollygag


http://msbweb.wordpress.com/2014/02/09/lollygag

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Chapter 17, 18,19 and 20

~INCANDESCENT~

Welcome back for another episode of “As the Jungle Turns” featuring three chapters dealing with Mary and Agent W-D40’s adventures in the Himalayan Mountains.  The word selected for Round 49 of Monkey Sidebars was “Incandescent” selected by Gaile Hughes or @natpatg.  The ideas we had were Buddhist monks surrounded by candles and The Twins along with their sister, Faith are seeking sanctuary in the Monastery.
Pia Langfield
Pia Langfield- “So off they went, toward the land of the rising sun-the roof of the world…ready for their incandescent adventure.”
Pia and I spoke of introducing a new cameo scene with Mr. Sides as our contact in China and someone who could get our heroes up the mountainside.  My original idea was to draw Mr. Sides as an anime character but Pia brilliantly said, “Why don’t you draw him in his style of drawing?”  To which I replied, “What do you mean?  In BONDAGE?!?!”  Besides his seriously sexy drawings, his military art is also amazing.  I studied his draws on Draw Something 2 to learn his style.
Mr Sides
Mr Sides
Mr. Sides
Mr. Sides
Jaime Leos
Jaime Leos
On this draw, we recruited the services of Pia’s husband to help us with the names of the elite forces in Germany.  We now had Mr. Sides trained by the GSG9 and KSK.
One other item was to address Agent W-D40’s name.  It was beginning to become a pain in the arse to say and since we were building a relationship, we needed a name.  Pia listed names that started with the letter ‘W’ and ‘D’.  Pia selected Wayne and I selected Duncan (being a San Antonio Spurs fan).
Pia Langfeld
Pia Langfeld
Pia was super excited about drawing the Dalai Lama.  Pia has the talent for portraits…. as for me… well not so much.
Jaime Leos
Jaime Leos- “The crew arrives to the base of the Himalayan Mountains and have located The Twins at a possible monastery hideout with the help of Mr. Sides.  Wayne makes a vow to Mary that nothing bad will happen during the climb or possibly forever.
This draw almost never happened because it was lost on Draw Something 2.  Luckily I drew this for fellow Monkey member, Joanie Sween or @jasween116 who sent the pic back so I could screen capture it.
We were working on building a relationship between the two and incidentally we will refer to this draw in future draws.
Jaime Leos
Jaime Leos- “Explanation of draw not needed.”

~EFFORT~

During the writing process, we knew it would take great “Effort” to climb up the Himalayan Mountains.  I spoke to Pia about one of my favorite authors, Jon Krakauer and the book Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster.  She said she owned the movie version so we looked at scenes and came up with ideas to draw.
Pia Langfeld
Pia Langfeld- “Mary, Wayne and Mr. Sides started their journey up the Himalayan Mountains to the Twins’ Hide out.
The idea was to draw the ice crevasses with Wayne slipping and almost falling into the crevasse.   It would take a great effort to get him out or otherwise he would be found frozen next to a Wooly Mammoth!
Pia Langfeld
Pia Langfeld
Pia Langfeld
Pia Langfeld
Jaime Leos
Jaime Leos
In keeping with the Into Thin Air we decided to throw a vicious storm in the mix.  The heroes in the book die from a freak storm on Mount Everest so I drew a storm that would jeopardize the team.
Jaime Leos
Jaime Leos- “After the great effort to beat the storm, the trio seeks shelter at a secluded cave…or so they thought.  Mr. Sides tells Mary and Wayne of stories that his grandfather had told him as a child….stories of a selcouth creature that dwelled in the Himalayan Mountains…half man/half bear known as Yeti.
This drawing is referenced from the comic series Carbon Grey and added the start to the next chapter, Selcouth.

~SELCOUTH~

While coming up with ideas for Selcouth, I mentioned to Pia that I had just seen a childhood movie, Big Trouble in Little China.  While looking for ideas for the Yeti or the Selcouth creature, I wanted to use one of the creatures on the movie.
Big Trouble in Little China
Big Trouble in Little China
However, we went another route because we wanted him to be loveable and cuddly yet scary to look at…. and we would name him “Harry”.    I started looking for reference draws for the Yeti which there weren’t as many as there were for Big Foot.  However I found a great one referenced from WYV1 on Deviant Art.
Jaime Leos
Jaime Leos
Pia Langfeld
Pia Langfeld
Pia drew this scene with jewels added to lead to the next chapter, “Enigmatic”
Jaime Leos
Jaime Leos- “Mary befriended the creature as ‘Beauty can soothe the savage beast!’  Realizing that Yeti’s are omnivores and are harmless…she named him Harry!”
With the previous draw featuring Mary in a fur coat and fur hat, of course it would make sense that she had a furry set of lingerie!  This scene shows Mary calming the savage beast similar to King Kong.  In fact, the other idea we had for this draw was Mary being abducted by a large White gorilla but we scrapped that idea.
Jaime Leos
Jaime Leos- “Wayne and Mr Sides tracked Mary to the Yeti’s lair to find her unharmed!! The guys were ready to attack when Mary stopped them and told them that he was harmless.  She also pointed to some ‘Enigmatic’ markings that were in the cave.
Again, I had just seen Big Trouble in Little China and wanted to draw something that would honor this movie.  I found this reference draw from Supajoe on Deviantart.com.
Pia Langfeld
Pia Langfeld
Pia drew these symbols referring to the Elvish writings on The Hobbit.  The team would need to decipher the code to go further into the cave.

 ~Enigmatic~

While brainstorming for Chapter 19, “Enigmatic” we also took into account the following chapter, “Alien”.  While our journey took us into a strange cave that had a “Selcouth” creature, jewels embedded in the cave and unusual writing in the cave we shouldn’t have any problems coming up with an enigmatic concept.
Pia Langfeld
Pia Langfeld
To decipher the enigmatic markings in the cave and determine what was behind the door, Mr. Sides had a German Enigma Machine.  The machine was used by the Germans during World War II to read codes sent by the allies.
Pia Langfeld
Pia Langfeld- “Cracking the code was easy enough and opened the door to a whole new Enigmatic world.”
Once the code was interpreted by the team, they moved on to a whole new Enigmatic World!!  What was found in the cave was something that should not be!  A jungle-like atmosphere inside the Himalayan mountains!  But how?  The team would press on to explore this enigmatic cave while trying to find the Twins and Faith.
Jaime Leos
Jaime Leos- “As the team explored the caves of the Himalayan Mountains, they came across an enigmatic mural with people worshiping a tall God-like man who is pointing to a constellation.  Above him are unusual symbols that are not recognizable to Mr. Sides’ decoder….Is this tall being and this enigmatic cave from another planet?
Here we were transitioning to the next chapter, “Aliens.”  Speaking of which, this drawing was inspired by the movie, Prometheus (2012) which was directed by Ridley Scott and was intended to be a prequel to another movie he directed, Alien (1979).
Jaime Leos
Jaime Leos-“The large generators suddenly came alive producing large electrical plasma arcs that flowed towards the final door.  The generators made a rhythmic hum similar to a heart beat….lub-dub, lub-dub, lub-dub, lub-dub….it seemed as if the mountain was coming alive!!!  As the noise became louder, the mountain began to TREMBLE!!!!  Rocks began to fall over our heroes heads and they quickly ran towards the final door of the cave.
In this scene, we gave the cave…LIFE!!!  We would see the cave beginning to collapse and large amounts of energy being transferred out of the cave as if it were a large power source to a great machine!!  But what would require so much energy and where was this energy being generated from?  The idea was the mountain collected energy from electrical storms  outside of the mountain that were stored inside the generators.
These three chapters tested our imaginations.  So many strange ideas came about but because of words like “Selcouth” and “Enigmatic” we knew that our world could be no less than unusual!!
Monkey Round Date Day Word chosen
@natpatg #49 January 26 (Sun) INCANDESCENT
http://msbweb.wordpress.com/2014/01/20/incandescent
Monkey Round Date Day Word chosen
@Jimpeterson1970 #50 January 29 (Wed) EFFORT
http://msbweb.wordpress.com/2014/01/22/effort
Monkey Round Date Day Word chosen
@Geopebbles #51 February 2 (Sun) SELCOUTH
http://msbweb.wordpress.com/2014/01/26/selcouth
Monkey Round Date Day Word chosen
@LAWRENCEHYDE #52 February 5 (Wed) ENIGMATIC
http://msbweb.wordpress.com/2014/01/29/enigmatic
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Jungle Turns- Chapter 14

~Rabble~

Welcome back for another chapter of Jungle Turns!
This chapter was a strange one but fun to create!  When Pia Langfeld and I began to throw up ideas, Pia’s idea was to draw panic in the eyes of Mary and Agent W-D40 followed by the #Rabble breaking out into a “Flash Mob” dance scene like Micheal Jackson’s Thriller Video!  In the meantime, I was looking up references for the chapter- Zoftig.  When Pia suggested the flash mob scene, immediately I thought of Weird Al’s Fat video!
Weird Al's Fat Video  http://www.fanpop.com/clubs/music-videos/picks/results/7973/best-parody-music-video
Weird Al’s Fat Video

Michael Jackson's Thriller http://www.nbcbayarea.com/the-scene/events/1023-25-Largest-Simultaneous-Dance-to-Michael-Jacksons-Thriller-65751102.html

Michael Jackson’s Thriller

Pia’s idea was Michael Jackson’s Thriller’s dance scene with the Zombies.
Pia Langfeld
Pia Langfeld
Pia Langfeld
Pia Langfeld
With the Rabble surrounding Mary and W-D40 the question was, “How are we going to get our heroes out of this one?”  When Pia suggested the Flash Mob idea and Michael Jackson, I started watching MJ videos and came across this scene.
Michael Jackson's Beat It http://www.tifr.us/tifr/2010/05/26/beat-it-with-a-real-jo-bro.html
Michael Jackson’s Beat Ithttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oRdxUFDoQe0 

It was perfect!  Agent W-D40 was going to have to fight his way out.  A duel with the gang leader!  A knife fight choreographed similar to that in the Beat It video or West Side Story.
Jaime Leos
Jaime Leos
After I drew this scene, I realized that the gang leader looked just like one of our fellow Monkey Sidebar members, Mr. Saul Osorio!!  I did a double take and couldn’t believe my eyes.  I knew I had to tag @sawoooly on this one!!  And this is how our first cameo came about!  I sent this drawing to Pia because I was hesitant to use it as not to offend Saul.  I’m glad we used it and Saul commented on Instagram, “Man this made my day! LOL!”
Jaime Leos
Jaime Leos
Unfortunately for @sawoooly, he had to go down or otherwise we end the comic saga…LOL!  Mary had to flash some boobs or something along that line to distract Saul long enough to lose.  Agent W-D40 agreed to spare his life if he told them where Faith and The Twins were.  They ran off to Zaftig’s House of Bodacious Women!!

Monkey                       Round              Date                     Day                         Word Chosen


@airedelapaz              #46              January 15      Wednesday               Rabble


 http://msbweb.wordpress.com/2014/01/08/rabble

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Thank you, Jaime.

Jungle Turns- Chapter 13

~Faith~

Hello Everyone!!
Back again to share how the ideas for faith came about.  Several ideas came about between Pia and I.  We spoke about chasing the Twins through dark alley ways since our next word was “Rabble”.  I had an idea to have Wayne calling for backup while before entering the ghetto.  Mary would get too anxious and want to chase them before they got away but Wayne would tell her, “Have Faith.”  We scrapped this idea and came up with the following draws.
Pia Langfeld
Pia Langfeld
While Pia was researching reference draws for “Faith”, she came across several graffiti draws with their faith being depicted.  She went with this idea and got many religions and faiths into her draw.
Pia Langfeld
Pia Langfeld
On this draw, I came up with the quote from Dante’s Inferno while Dante and Virgil enter Hell, they are greeted with the phrase, “Abandon all hope ye who enter here” but we changed the ‘hope’ to ‘Faith’ to go along with the new character we were about to introduce.
Jaime Leos
Jaime Leos
I drew Faith as the leader of a ruthless gang.  She would have to be able to move the Twins with little notice, able to obtain weapons, fake ID’s, etc. so she would need to be connected.  Someone who would not want to be arrested nor someone who would be willing to go quietly.  Of course, she would need to be bad ass.  On the captions, I did not want to use “….and this is my ‘hood!!!” but I couldn’t think of anything better at the time.
Posting time was coming up soon and I couldn’t think of another word for ‘neighborhood’ or ‘turf’ due to mental constipation (or brain farts).
Jaime Leos
Jaime Leos
Here, I drew Faith wanting to ‘put a hurting’ onto Mary but her priorities were to get the Twins out of the country…. preferably somewhere they couldn’t be extradited.  I drew Faith with Iron Crosses as a symbol of Faith.
Since our introduction of Faith we have only shown her in one draw (Dance) but not recognizable since Faith is drugged.  But we will come up to that in future Jungle Turn posts.  I hope that we can get a great word selected by our monkey friends where we can have Mary and Faith finally face each other and have a great fight with plenty of action or maybe an oil wrestling match!!

Monkey Round Date Day Word chosen
@pickledpink #45 January 12 (Sun) FAITH
http://msbweb.wordpress.com/2014/01/05/faith

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