Monday, 18 June 2018

S9.340 - Light Switch



This is the end of Series 9... and the last strip for an undetermined amount of time. That's been the plan since mid-April, because my wife is about to/has given birth, so my priorities are 'switching'. Plus, I got a wacom tablet for my birthday, so maybe if/when I return I'll have gone digital.
Very tentative plan might be a plot in Fractal City. Let me know if there's any interest in that. Or any at all.

Thanks for reading! Peace out.

<<FIRST <LAST WK INDEX NEXT WK> END>>

QELLY: I think we’ve reached a turning point.
QEXPONA: I have none of those.
QSINE: We need processing time.
GAMMA: I could give CS a call.
ROOT: Where are we all headed?
PARA: I’m not sure even TBTP know.
CANTOR: I suspect there will be puns.
SLOPE: Are you trying to get a rise out of me?

Monday, 4 June 2018

S9.339 - One Good Turn



Yes, it’s actually been a deliberate plot point to never draw the characters in profile. Given the name of Series 9 (recall "volution" at the index), and me mentioning that fact in the CTP Discord chat last February, this seemed a good enough time for that revelation. Almost as if I planned it.

<<FIRST <LAST WK INDEX NEXT WK> END>>

QLYN: We’ve finally cracked our code. Observe!
LYN (standing vertical)
LYN (vanishes)
Crowd: ‘What?’ ‘She’s GONE.’ ‘Invisible!’ ‘It’s mirrors...’
LYN (back): It’s a revolution in two dimensional thinking.
MAUD: Let me try that.
MAUD (in profile): ...I hurt something.
QCOTAN: Ahh, a cyclops!

Monday, 21 May 2018

S9.338 - Loose Change



I hope Elly does change it, her headpiece is a pain to draw. So, can you think of any different outfits for the cast?
Also, QQuinn wasn't lying when she said she didn't steal anything... has anyone been suspicious of CanTor since Comic #48?

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ELLY: Know what I’ve concluded in the weeks since my return?
CANTOR: Do tell.
ELLY: You put the flaw in Versine’s virus. You got ArcSin’s science stuff to QQuinn, who cured it. You gave Gamma the tourism idea too. CanTor, you're not as innocent as you look.
CANTOR: Nice theories. No proof.
ELLY: That’s why I came to you first. What are you up to, Fractal?
CANTOR: I’m quietly pushing for math to change. Is that so wrong?
ELLY: I have considered changing my hairband.

Monday, 7 May 2018

S9.337 - Coney High Land



The Uncertainty Cone is probably more interesting than the pine cone or traffic cone. Meanwhile, the interesting things you discover as you research comics: A UK Woman has an extra cone cell in her eyes.

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HYPER: Do the magic abilities Sigma gives us count as powers? Most ‘tans can’t even interface.
QT: Doubt it. If Nisano’s science doesn’t count, Sigma’s magic doesn’t either.
PARAB: You did once control a cone by yourself.
HYPER: True. Could I gain power over ice cream next? Or cone cells?
PARAB: How about a pine? Traffic? Uncertainty?
HYPER: I would smack you if I could.

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.