Monday, 23 April 2018

S9.336 - Compose Yourself



The notation "f o g" is used for the composition of two functions. ArcCos isn't kidding either, if I start blending functions together, we'll lose half the cast.
Also, we're back! And this is post #300 to the blog! And Angelic Empress gave the comic a RealTime Reaction, so check that out. Current plan is something here every two weeks. Oh, and if you're reading this via archives, you may have missed the Easter Art Special.

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COUNT VON BEAT: Thanks for the hospitality. We may come back again.
ARCCOS: Wonderful.
ARCCOS: By the way, do you know anything about personifications gaining powers?
AYEL YEW: CompSci once built mechs. They combine into an adder.
ARCCOS: Anything less artificial?
COUNT VON BEAT: Some of us in music are gifted in composition.
ARCCOS: Math could get lost in that f o g.

Monday, 2 April 2018

S9.335b - Art Aside Easter 2018


Happy Easter!

Today's art is courtesy of an initiative on the StArt Faire Discord channel from back in February. Artists would decorate one half of an egg (or heart) and then the results would be combined. On the right, I elected to have Sine (as president), Versine (as helper/nemesis, either holding the paint or throwing it) and Para (because bunny).

On the left are Tori, Terry and Thea, characters from Tenor's comic: "My Dad is a Magical Girl". You can check that out in StArt Faire, or where it's mirrored on Tapas. (Really, check it out - what if parents knew about what their daughters did? FWIW, Tenor's a parent too.)

As far as updates for this comic go, I may try for every other week? It's weird, this lack of motivation is rather a new thing for me. Has the last six years meant anything? Anyway, as always, thanks for reading.

Monday, 19 March 2018

S9.335 - Spiritual Plane



A steppe being a large, flat, grassland plain (it’s where Maud’s step-sister lives) while they’re a plane, in spirit. More on Hyper’s ZPM at that link (and Stargate’s ZPM there). Thanks to John Golden for the shortest distance comment.

You may have noticed the lack of an update last week. I’m struggling a bit to close off Series 9 properly, plus I want to devote efforts to my serial “Time Untied” before our child is born in June. So updates will be a bit random going forward.

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QLYN: Found anything?
LYN: Maybe. I’ve realized our standard form, x - y = 0, is a plane equation.
QLYN: With a z-coefficient of zero. Nice.
LYN: Our Hyper once had a Z-Axis Points Module. That’s what created ParaB. So with Hyper’s notes...
QLYN: We could find the shortest distance to Hyper, if we need her help.
LYN: Might be safer to keep reading up on planes.
QLYN: Sure, one steppe at a time.

Monday, 5 March 2018

S9.334 - Re:Search



Take a look, it's in a book. Though if you have any thoughts on hidden abilities for the various math equations, I'm listening.

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PARA: Oh, wait. I did gain flight! ... By almost dying.
QELLY: Elly meditated for her power change.
ARCTAN: Maybe it’s different for everyone.
GAMMA: What will you try then?
 ('Tans look at each other)
QLYN: I’ll go look in books.
GAMMA: Novel idea.

Monday, 26 February 2018

S9.333 - Power Failure



I honestly don’t remember if I’ve used the derivative joke before, but it’s likely. Feel free to refresh my memory.

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TESSIE: Sure, we can make something for you. Arts also does crafts.
GAMMA: Thanks!
GAMMA: What’s happening here?
QELLY: Elly says we can gain powers like her.
QLYN: A power-up would make me into Para. It’s the virus all over again.
GAMMA: Our plot’s become derivative?
ARCTAN: No, only our puns.

Monday, 19 February 2018

S9.332 - Faire Game



Today's comic is a shout-out to topics in StArt Faire's "Comic Tea Party" on Discord last Thursday. In case you thought I was working with a buffer. If you missed it, you can see a transcript here. (I'm still open to suggestion.)

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QELLY (thinks): Wait... I sense future echoes. How is that even possible?
ELLY: Our history holds the key to our future. Join me.
QELLY: Pffft. The real shipping isn't us, it's Expona with herself.
ELLY: ...What?
QELLY: Shouldn’t our future become formulaic? With added dimensionality?
ELLY: You're missing my points.
QELLY: Oh, Ayel gave me a CompSci soda. Have a C-Plus plus.

Monday, 12 February 2018

S9.331 - Home Economics



Ever feel like no matter how much promotion you do, people only find you through random chance? Anyway, lemmas, Slope’s hunger and tourism all came together nicely at last. Last reminder about StArt Faire's Discord Chat this Thursday, 8pm EST!
By the way, Maud's serving Curl-E fries.

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QLOGAN: What’s with all the tourists?
QSINE: We thought your group brought them here.
COUNT_B: That Slope girl seemed to be obsessing about the food you had in math. We thought we’d check the place out, and found all this.
QSINE: We do make a great lemma meringue pi.
COUNT_B: Nice myth about alcohol proofs.