20140209, 16:43 – A page that’s not gonna win any beauty contests! Xand fails snark, West MIGHT BE FORESHADOWING WHO KNOWS I MEAN REALLY, and Raven mutters about things that may or may not come to pass while directly foreshadowing the fact that there’s gonna be some more talking in the near future. Good thing the Daedalus is about to pull a 180° – the bridge lighting ain’t doin’ no one any favors. ESPECIALLY ORNIX.

And he looked so awesome in hyperspace. I suppose this page evens that out.

For those of you who missed it, the last line of the previous page was “I think that’s the first time I came early,” which makes the top four panels a joke about male sexuality and either Xand’s knowledge thereof or Xand’s awful sense of humor. Maybe neither. Possibly both.

Next week marks the end of the buffer – I hope to at least have new pages rendering by then. As structured, February does give me the time to get ATC into March, though I’m fast running out of time I haven’t been using to progress any of the SHORT LIST OF GIANT COMPLEX 3D ASSETS Air needs to progress, so things may get wibbly after that. I do rather unfortunately need just about everything at once, so some kind of slowdown may be in order. That or I may blow the dust off of a scene I’d like to add to Dead City Radio and run that while I fill in the asset gap. I haven’t decided yet. Hell I haven’t even decided how I’m going to be doing parts of the next four pages – I’ll be making the determination on that tonight!

Posted way past the inaugural timestamp, as I got whammied with some serious “Exhibit A” drama and then spent some time cleaning up Ornix’s appearance in panel four.

Next week: SPECIAL EFFECTS!

Cast

  • Thaddeus Gallahad

    A traumatic Awakening in the summer of 1997 was just the beginning of Thad’s emotional problems. The disappearance of most of his Pittsburgh friends a few weeks later compounded his issues and, while he...

  • Ornix Khan

    Ornix doesn’t let trivial things like ethics and morality get in the way of his loyalties or sense of reality. A longtime friend of Thad and a fellow “victim” of the Templar Waking God...

  • Raven Lockheart

    A South Jersey punk with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a Templar-forged Master’s degree for field work, Raven posed as a high school guidance councillor during the early stages of the Waking God...

  • Xand

    A pink-haired mechanical genius with a full complement of prosthetic limbs (one “bolt-on,” three high-quality synthetics) and no memory of her first twenty years, Xand is the Daedalus flight engineer. A non-terrestrial human with...

Glossary Articles

  • Compartment A3

    Compartment A3 – the rec area – is the living room and kitchen of the Daedalus. The compartment provides access to the bathroom, the spacesuit locker, the cargo transfer lock and the central corridor....

  • Daedalus

    A Javelin class Am-capable high speed cargo transport, the Daedalus is the property of ex-Templar Captain John West. The workhorse of a shady courier service run out of the Australian outback in a nearby...

  • ELG-2623.4

    A moderately well-endowed gas giant with a reasonable number of moons, one or more of which may be worth colonizing.

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