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Webcomic: Era Of Errors
Just Another Discovery From Quinn's Dad

A webcomic written by AzuriteReaction with art by OptionalTypo. It currently follows the story of an 18-year old named Alex immediately after graduating from high school. Right after the bell rang, his friend Quinn told him that his dad had finally found something. Something that was not from this world.

The story itself has been in production for well over 7 years now, with Azurite constantly re-writing and refining the story, but being unable to find a suitable artist for the story. Typo and Azurite ran into each other on a forum around the beginning of 2012, and spent the next year doing character designs and greatly fleshing out even more of the plotline, reaching well over 1,000 pages of raw information, plot details, backstory on characters, and so forth.

AzuriteReaction is known for doing comedic, very non-serious gaming commentary videos with the occasional serious vlog/opinion piece, but this comic is a large departure from his previous content in general.

For an example, he's said that if his gaming commentaries are like Jim Carrey's performance in Ace Ventura, then this webcomic will be like Jim Carrey's performance in The Truman Show; one is heavily comedic, one is very serious. (The comic isn't similar/related to the plotline of either movie, though.)

The comic takes place on modern day (2013) Earth in California, and generally has a realistic tone to it. One of the goals of the author is to use real-world, cutting edge science as much as possible within the plotline, with the occasional exaggeration here or there for aesthetic/storytelling purposes.

It has also been stated many times by the author that storytelling elements using Chekhov's Gun will be extremely prevalent in this story; things that seem inconsequential at one point may (and often will) turn out to be much more important later on, and things that seem illogical or improbable at one point will often have a logical explanation at some point within the story.

After many various factors cutting into both Azurite and Typo's time, Era of Errors will now be written in novel format until Typo finishes drawing the page in question.

On January 9th, it has been announced on Azurite's tumblr that Typo will be standing down due to being very busy, and is being succeeded by Sirus Jan Black, aka EvilApple513. Redone pages will be up in March.

Read it here!

Era Of Errors contains examples of:

  • Amulet of Dependency / Artifact of Attraction: The tetrahedron looks to be this, despite being early into the series.
  • Art Evolution: Downplayed a bit, but there's a notable difference when you compare something like page 2 with page 26.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Pages 46 and 47. A bleeding Alex and a dead Sara are trapped in a collapsing, burning room. Enter Meredith, bursting the door open and attempting to save them before he rewinds time.
  • Gambit Roulette: Page 37.
  • Mohs Scale of Science Fiction Hardness: About a 4.5-5. Azurite had/has numerous problems during his childhood (and adult life) involving a wide range of medical and health issues. Due to this, he's spent countless hours researching and reading about various fields of science and health, knowledge which has been woven into the story to provide a partially "Hard SF" feel to the story, with some exaggerations here and there for storytelling advancement/aesthetic purposes.
  • Murder Is the Best Solution: After Alex gets rejected.
  • Ripple-Effect-Proof Memory: A result in using the tetrahedron. Best example being when Alex got punched by Meredith.
  • Schedule Slip: Sadly the case, due to both OptionalTypo and Azuritereaction having job finding problems, as a result having to defer from their 2 pages a week schedule.
    • As of recent, Azurite has began uploading the webcomic in text format and uploading the actual page whenever Typo completes it.
  • Splash of Color: The whole comic is in black, white, and shades of gray, except for the characters' eyes.
  • Trigger Phrase: How the tetrahedron works. A person sets a save point, then chooses a word that will return them to their check point.
  • Unstoppable Rage: Alex doesn't take too kindly to Sara treating his declaration of love as a joke.
  • Victory Pose: Meredith in the second page does one to celebrate 4 years of school being over. One that's so over-the-top, her desk bounces in the air from the force of her feet stomping on the ground.
  • Wham Line: Page 29, "It's gone, just a useless rock."
  • Word of God: Like on his YouTube channel, Azurite frequently responds to viewer comments, questions, and critique.
  • Xanatos Speed Chess: How Alex's fight against Matt went.
  • Year Zero: The storyline starts in the year 2013, at the end of the California school year (May/June).
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