Anyway, I've been busy doing some fairly productive stuff. Totally slacked off on my mafia errands (that's gonna tick some people off, especially if they read my now much-more-public blog, to which, I say, I'm sorry, I'm a total liar), but it's worth it.
I got a TON of reference images on the pink power ranger. They ranged from alright to absolutely AWESOME, with two DeviantART users in particular having amazing art. (The one that I'm mostly referring to, though, is this one. Like...just...wow. WOW. Just wow.)
When it comes to Kagome...not so much. I'm sure if I entered the right keyword into the search, I'd get gold. No such luck with mine; I got a single nugget with variants on 'Kagome Inu-Yasha' and 'Kagome Inu-Yasha bow' and the like, because while there were a few showing her with a bow, none of them were particularly, well, y'know, helpful, and there was a LOT of clutter (fanart, cosplays) that made the search be less helpful.
I did manage to continue on the drawing, though. I'm still not happy with it, but I'm calling it finished. (I'll need to get it scanned, but no way am I doing that in my timeframe, so you'll have to see it some time tomorrow at the earliest.) I need to move on to the next page. (The plan is for me to do all the first 'episode' on paper, then digitize it all, rather than digitizing one page at a time.) And begin scripting more, since while I have a fairly solid idea about the ending of the chapter, the fight sequence which makes up the middle exposition (the current bit I'm scripting), I don't have nearly as much done on. (It's mainly what they're doing that's proving a challenge; how do I draw the fight out? That's the question I need to answer. I also need the exact dialog after a certain point.)
I also did a little bit of villain work. I've mentally been compiling a bit of a Rogues Gallery in my head, so I've started writing some of them out. The list is a bit longer than I thought, and I'm not happy with how hollow some of the entries there are, nor with the limited selection (some of them are the same), so I've still got more to create, but I'm working on it. (Basically, one of the major things I need are people who work in an organization rather than as an individual, and big villains able to team up, with some overlap. I've only got a little bit of that right now.)
Wish me luck. Villain creation is just as hard as hero creation. Harder, actually. (This being a Rogues Gallery, rather than villain of the week, I need to make them also be such that you can see why they're repeating enemies of Ruby's. In spite of the fact that they were defeated the first time and Ruby just keeps growing stronger and villains of the week are credible for the single appearance they make wherever that is chronologically. Basically, I need villains who are of Joker-to-Batman caliber, rather than one-offs. Yet so far, I've only got a few quirky cliched ones.) So I'll need that luck.