Comic 366 - Blue Skies With A Chance Of Rayne, Page 29

23rd Sep 2014, 11:00 PM in Blue Skies With a Chance of Rayne
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Author Notes:

Adam C. 23rd Sep 2014, 11:00 PM edit delete
Adam C.
Sooooort of an awkward cut, in retrospect, but really wanted to get back to the center for a while. I meant to show more of Val and Jenny showing Xandy around than I wound up doing.

Yeah, we are still dealing with some of the fallout with Martina's victory, and we'll talk more about that before the chapter's over. Hard to think on much else to say without spoiling stuff coming up...

I did like lampshading the obviousness of Heather's power, though. I thought I was being clever for a while, but then realized everyone knew it long before it came out so didn't bother hiding it. Likewise with Grant; wanted to keep his ability a secret at first, but that list he was making of potential names really made that a failed endeavor. One reason I'm playing my cards closer to the chest on Lenore's power. ^^

The scripting of this chapter finished in between this update and the last one; the final count is 43 pages, making it the second-longest chapter after Best Served Blue (49). Me and Martin have both worked to be more concise with the writing of these things for a while, so shorter chapters are a good thing for us, but in this case it feels right since there was a LOT of ground to cover for both Alex and the kids. Best Served Blue, in retrospect, didn't need to be nearly as long as it wound up being.

Incidentally, the fact that the fight scene, fun and awesome as it was, was only 10 pages (depending on how you count it) kinda shows that it was only thrown in to set up Salix and give us some of the awesome team-up action we were hoping for. The real "Climax" of the chapter comes later, and the meat and guts of what I wanted to talk about when Alex arrived is gonna be dived into soon. It's a lot more personal, and something I've really wanted to touch on for a bit.
Martin F. 23rd Sep 2014, 11:07 PM edit delete
Martin F.
Heh. Adam had a lot to say on this one, huh? That's one of us.

Yeah, I'm not sure what all I have to say on this one. I really overdid it on the wall detailing here, need to get a better handle on that. If nothing else, since doing this page I've more or less figured out a good way to detail wood in a hurry, so there's that.

Anyway, yeah. Nod to John here, there's that. Speaking of I'm not sure when he's next going to show up. He probably should've been in Sunset Princess come to think of it but whatever. We'll see him again sooner or later but hope the reference works for now.


Wolfintina 23rd Sep 2014, 11:15 PM edit delete reply
You guys misspelled embarrassed in the last panel, really Alex you're an adult, you should know better( although now he has a perfectly good reason to put John through stuff like that).
Adam C. 23rd Sep 2014, 11:20 PM edit delete reply
Adam C.
Eheh... Fixed. ^^

Well, this was before that, I think Xandy probably came to visit all the time when John and Alex were roommates. Probably told her that then. Really liked the idea of him teasing him that way so was really looking toward to putting that line in the comic. ^^
karma chameleon 24th Sep 2014, 6:49 AM edit delete reply
Your cards are so close to the chest, you're practically hugging them. -_-
Adam C. 24th Sep 2014, 9:16 PM edit delete reply
Adam C.
Heheh... There have been hints dropped, just in a way that nobody can guess 'til it's been revealed. ^^