Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Apr 27/16

Random Self-Indulgence. No plans to index it. You can do whatever you want at age 40, right? Enjoy.

PARA: QT?! What happened??
QT: The author's age hit degree four. So I surprised him by jumping into a cake.
PARA: B-But don't humans jump OUT of cakes?
QT: Oh. That would explain his surprise.
(~QT whispers: Um, wanna lick icing off my nose?~)

Monday, 25 April 2016

Post S7: Art Aside Para2

April is insane. The comics I've posted this month were all drawn at the end of March, during Easter. Even now, after report cards and the school play, I still need some time to figure out where this math comic is going... hence, another Art Aside. The one I promised in my resumption post, back in July 2015, after ConBravo.

You can see the first Art Aside for Para back in June 2013. That's when she was from "Taylor's Polynomials" and had the bunny ears - now she's from "Any Q-bars" has the twintails. Both of the following were drawn by artists at ConBravo 2015.

NewPara, as drawn & coloured by Tabitha Yi

QPara, as I've tagged her in these posts, looks very sad there - but that is what I specified. Hair down means depression is maximized. Plus the first Para had a whole depression arc in Series 5, so it makes sense that new Para would have similar issues.

I had pretty rough character sketches going into the relaunch; here's what another artist took from my same sketch a day later.

Another NewPara, drawn by Oceantann

I really like this one too; interestingly, I see her mouth a bit differently depending on how I look at it. Shading versus lips. Only me?

More art next week, followed (hopefully) by Series 8, where we start seeing more about the mathematical election. Thanks to those who voted on the Twitter polls! And who ReTweeted! (The second poll got massively messed up around day 4, but I have a screenshot I can use.)

The plan is see more about that going forwards, though any additional comments you have can be left down below too. Thanks for reading! I hope you stick around!

Monday, 18 April 2016

S7.262 - Camp Pain

With this, Series 7 is over. Who will run? Who should win? If you have thoughts about Series 8, let me know.

In the meantime, check out Joseph Nebus who is running Mathematics A to Z, and makes a pretty good case for (P)olynomials.


PARA?: The time travel was pointless.
MAUD: Not entirely! My double's gone. Also, new contact lenses.
EXPONA?: That doesn't help us pick an election candidate.
COSINE?: Bad news. Versine knows too. She's begun campaigning.
VERSINE (video): I will build a wall around science! They're bringing formula triangles. They're rounding. And sometimes, I assume, there's good applications.
EXPONA?: I do hate scientific notation.
PARA?: This cannot end well.

Monday, 11 April 2016

S7.261 - Just Cause

New Twitter vote! Please check it out and share.

I said back in March 2013 that there would be a time travel arc.
At this point, to follow Maud's thread, you'll need to (re)read in the following sequence: #235-88mph, #226-Perspective, #227-4Matted, #236-Glasses, #243-Fashion, #250-BaseAttack, #253-PointBreak and #254-Ionic

Enjoy! (The subtle hint was in the label tagging below. The new personifications are all tagged with a ‘Q’. Not Maud.)


EXPONA?: The Q-tans want an election. How can we get them to vote for one of us?
MAUD: No problem.
MAUD: I've been working with Hyper and Nis. We've integrated the remains of the flux capacitor into Logan's base...
MAUD: They'll bring me back in time. I'll go undercover and show the webcomic refugees how great serials are. Foolproof!
LOGAN?: So why did I hear your double mutter, "Yeah, you try that"?
MAUD: He's jealous he didn't think of it first.
(MAUD slaps the table.)

Monday, 4 April 2016

S7.260 - Lead Time

Happy Square Root Day! Meanwhile, time skip.
Please consider voting here on Twitter.


EXPONA: It's been months. Doubled up personification isn't working.
ELLY: Not true.
SINE: Yeah it's been okay.
(SINE recalls COSINE?: I'm so glad you're alive!)
HYPER: Neither of you have a double!
EXPONA: I'll propose both groups elect one single president.
PARA: Not a prime minister?
QT: They'll need to handle composite values too.