00:49 < Slip> “fuck this place”… this is so… motto worthy
00:51 * bda really liked the “receding” line from the previous comic.

Overhauled extensively from the original layout – a couple of small dialogue changes, and everything else to either compensate for the bridge layout or eliminate redundancies. Ultimately, the original layout was crap and this one is far superior. I’ve made similar changes to the next page, which should make it easier to chunk out.

Modeling-wise, I’m set for the next two pages – then I need to make some adjustments to the Daedalus. I ought to be working on that now, but I’ve been spending some of my free time modeling bits that will be used in TV Chapter 3.

With the rest of my free time, I’ve been playing Castlevania: Circle Of The Moon, which I picked up used at the local Record Exchange along with Harmony Of Dissonance. I’m playing it on a Nintendo DS, so I’m totally not filing the ‘it looks like mud. MUD!!’ complaint that everyone who’s played it on the GBA has mentioned. The game looks great – crisper graphics and higher contrast than the washed-out 8-bit pastels of HoD (aka Castlevania: Backtrack Of Tedium) or AoS. It’s a fun game – my only complaint about CoM is that it ought to be called Castlevania: Knockback Of Frustration. Seriously. The knockback is ballistic. Otherwise, probably my favorite GBA Castlevania.

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...

  • John West

    The first extraterrestrial human to be born on Terra. Home-schooled by Templar, he left the organization in 1997 citing management issues and took the Daedalus with him. John is an incredibly talented Navigator, having...

Glossary Articles

  • 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...

  • GSV-368.3 (Earth)

    Not listed in the official ICG star charts, GSV-368.3 appears only in highly classified Templar navigational databases. GSV-368.3 is the only human-rated planet in the GSV-GSW 0.15 AEI “sinkhole.” The local Templar garrison refers...