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I promise, I'm not dead. I've been in this strange constant state of midterms at university - it's very disorienting. I keep thinking it will stop and then another week comes along and I get midtermed again. And it's not pleasant midterms, like History or some shit - no, it's quantitative meteorology, and two page essays on the history of remote sensing and how the EM spectrum is applied, and differential equations. There is also some qualitative meteorology, and y'all would be so proud that when I was asked about the Walker Circulation, I didn't respond with 'it's the eastern Pacific air circulation which occurs as a result of Chuck Norris doing a round house kick in episodes of Walker, Texas Ranger. I wish I would have though. Next time...

So! Updates! Yeah, I'm into that. I'm working on Page 267 right now. It's going very slowly because I keep getting midtermed in the face. I'm still in inks, BUT I will actually be home this weekend for once in my life, so I hope to actually finish it. The page after it is already finished! And the spread after that is so massive and excellent I can't not work on it. I am hopeful that things should return to some amount of normalcy around here very soon. I really really appreciate everyone's patience!

Valentine's Day Sex Drive
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It's that time of year again! I'll, of course, be posting all the past years' VDSD pics starting on Monday with 2014's super sultry picture of Noiyal. Don't forget to check out all the other awesome comics involved this year!

Updates will resume to some amount of normalcy here soon. I'm super sorry about the absence. School, life, and so on - just ugh. So annoying. New page hopefully this coming week!

The Complete List of Valentine's Day Sex Drive 2015 Participants

Nate Hammond - Jazz and Jess (NUDITY HERE) | Captaingerbear - Grant | Alli Perry - Out of My Element | Miluette - Lovefeast | Juno Blair - Star Cross'd Destiny | Dave Barrack - Grrl Power | Jackarais - Bicycle Boy | Andrew Hunter - Delve | Bearalzebub - Devilbear: The Grimoires of Bearalzebub | Rabbitual Offender - Rabbitual Offender | Raven Perez - Raven's Dojo | Jeromatic - Bunny Wiggins | Spaces - Holy Bibble | Nick Greaves - The Great Isle of Prentil | Zach Vanzile - West Tree Academy of Heroes | Jeremy Begin - After the Dream | TK Doherty - Nikki Sprite | Doomy - Demented | Mike Aston and Shaun Nicholls - Lacey Investigations | Lou Graziani - CyBoar | John Harrington - The Savage Sword of Sharona | Niauropsaka - Raspberry Rain | F.T. Benjamins - Holding Pattern | Phil and Max - Indifferently Evil | Yellowgerbil - Zoe the Vampire | Mark Egan - Bata Neart | Mark Egan - Back Office | Peter Anckorn - By The Book | Amy Letts - Epic Fail | Casey J. - Buying Time | Sean Harrington - Spying With Lana | Vas Littlecrow Wojtanowicz and SA - Rasputin Catamite | Vas Littlecrow Wojtanowicz - Rasputin Barxotka | R(ed) - Meiosis | Byron Wilkins - 1977 the Comic | Stef Marcinkowski - Sarah Zero

Villainous Double Tap
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She hits him twice. She's that asshole. Noiyal is a character that has a rich history, which we won't get much of in this scene, but hopefully you can get some hints as to who she is and why she might be the villain she is.

Um, happy 2015? Terrible page to start the new year on. Wow. I'm sorry. I'll make it up to you?

Super sorry for the delay - had trouble getting home from the holidays and then started inking this page and decided to shove half of it to the next page. Because I can layout. Clearly. So now the next page is a mess, and I'll be realistic - with classes starting next week and travel likely this weekend - I may miss next week. I'm the worst. I'm gonna try super hard not to. Obviously.

Stick with me. I know this sucks. Resist the urge to send me flaming piles of poo. See you next week.

A Merry Little Christmas
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If we take a moment to remember what day it is in the comic - December 21st - then, I think this may be the most perfect - and most heartbreaking - soundtrack for this spread.

The comic will not update next week as I will be on the road to Texas for the holiday. I hope everyone has a good holiday, however you celebrate it! If you don't celebrate it at all, I hope you take advantage of all the delicious treats at least. I'll see you guys New Year's Eve!

Back to Our Regularly (?) Scheduled Something
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This update may look a little weird - it's part of a two page spread but was laid out just right enough for me to split it into two updates.

Wow. So that semester was insane. I made it out alive, I guess? I think? I'm still a little knocked back. I only have a few semesters left and as of yesterday, all my pre-req's and junk were passed and moved out of the way. Next semester I get to spend a lot more time doing operations in the field and at headquarters and a lot less studying of annoying prerequisite nonsense. So I should be here more often and steadily. These are my hopes at least.

So yeah, see you next week with the second half of this spread.

Music Update of ROCK
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Turbo Z - a fiesty rock and roll number featuring my favorite purple suit sporting guitar god, Toddzilla. He actually made a cameo appearance in Chapter 8 in the bottom panel of page 210. This is the Crash and Burn of OST Beta for that moment when you're trying to outrun the cops, take down a helicopter with a blast of plasma, and accomplish general mayhem. If you dig this tune, you should definitely check out his original band, FunkHammer. It's delicious.

Mercenary - a dark and twisty, yet racuous percussion feature written in cahoots with my brother in arms in Absinthe Junk, Ben Bruno. If the Betaverse could have a song as they infiltrated the swamps of Louisiana, this would be it. Based on the funeral marches, this piece looms with eerie textures before exploding into articulate gunfire. I hope you enjoy the music while I continue to search for my bearings! More updates as I know it!

Life, Cameras, and Light Switches
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You'd think after years of doing something every day that you're immune to burning out, especially when it's your job. I honestly haven't picked up my tablet pen in about two weeks because I just couldn't. After drawing 100+ keyframes of stuff for work and then doing shitloads of physics and basically just staring at a screen for days at a time, I had to step away. So that's a bummer - and I'm sorry about it - we're each only one person. It's easy to forget that about ourselves and about others.

Needless to say, I'm very behind on where I need to be in the comic to have regular updates. And this upcoming scene simply can't have the ass fall out of it because of work or school. So I'm going to continue to take a minute in order to rebuild a buffer. I'm not entirely sure how long that will take. I know once I actually finish the stuff I'm doing for work I'll be in a better place to answer that question, and I'll post an update then.

Don't fret. It's not a hiatus, it's not the end of anything - it's just a break so I can catch my breath. I do hope you guys have enjoyed this scene - there's a lot of these types of scenes in Book 3 and I'm really looking forward to them. And obviously, part of the reason I'm taking this break is so I don't completely burn out. I know what those feel like and they're so hard to recover from. Consider it preventative maintenance. So yeah, don't freak out. I'll BRB.

In completely related news, something you should all be super excited about - I've been working with director Jackie Schiff to produce a short film about a cool mafia-related Juno/Shades subplot. The studio will be launching its own Kickstarter to help raise funds for its production. It's a really cool film and I'm beyond stoked to see how it all turns out. I'll have more updates on that in the next few weeks.

Music Update - Surgery
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So, I had surgery last week right before I took off to Otakon. Everything is fine, not to fret, but the whole ordeal definitely took a lot out of me. Back in the chair today finally and stitches come out tomorrow. Needless to say, trying super hard to catch up, so in lieu of new pages, have new songs!

Worlds Apart - SCD OST Volume Beta
That moment when you know your life has changed - the person you thought you were isn’t who you are. The part of your life that existed so you could understand love, even though you never did, is gone. You’ve lost everything. And all the feelings you swore you never had? Now they’re all you’ve got. From heartbreak and sorrow, to grief and acceptance, forward to determination and transformation.

Transcend the Void - SCD OST Volume Beta
The title track to this volume that includes Juno's theme and pieces of Miah's and Vega's theme. Super creepy and dark textures in this one with a killer groove.

I love both of these tunes - Worlds Apart really fits in with the mood throughout Volume 3. I've been working on both of these for a number of months. Got to cut a lot of these parts at the beautiful Reel Love Recording company in Nashville. Specifically, for those of you who are interested, I played oboe, clarinet, viola, violin, baroque recorder, piano, and sang on these two tunes. Many more songs yet to come on this album. I hope you enjoy these sneak peeks!

I WILL see you guys next week, on Wednesday, with a new page. I will do my absolute best to not have surgery or fly across the country, or end up with 60 hours worth of work... well, you can't win them all. Trust me, I'd rather be here. :)

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