Visual continuity: Added the metal muscle liner thinger to Xand’s upper right arm. Offhand, I’m pretty sure this is the only panel it was missing from.

Visual upgrade: Raven’s handheld is no longer a white mess of emoticons and whatnot. It’s been prettied up on this page, and for the rest of the scene. All in all, things are about as clean as they can get without major reconstructive surgery – I spent a lot of time on the bottom area of the arm (panel… three? Two? Depends on how you look at it) instead of the top, did the usual patch/scrub on the other bits, and spent a lot more time on it than I’d expected to. As usual.

Display of the gun and blades are kind of a red herring for The Dualist – the blades are used in the first chapter of Transitional Voices. The gun will pop up again… later. Much, much later.

Mastering notes, 2016.12.06 – Minor dialogue adjustments.


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