3:38 Sleep

27th Apr, 2022

3:38 Sleep
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Spell

27th Apr 2022, 6:22 AM

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Say to them,
say to the down-keepers,
the sun-slappers,
the self-soilers,
the harmony-hushers,
"Even if you are not ready for day
it cannot always be night."
You will be right.
For that is the hard home-run.

Live not for battles won.
Live not for the-end-of-the-song.
Live in the along.

Poem by Gwendolyn Brooks. A very interesting lady. I'm not much for poetry, but hers has a certain bite I can't get enough of.

Thank YOU everyone for sticking around and reading Now Hiring so far! I know this story has been rather grim so far with pinpricks of hope, but I do hope you'll hang on with me through this story. Because this is about resilience and choices.

Like last time, there's a break between updates so I can rebuild my buffer. I'm so excited about the coming events! Chapter 4 of Now Hiring "Errand boy, Errant boy " will be starting on June 1st!

I'm posting a commission piece next week and then sometime between now and June 1st I'll be posting a short development sketch dump thing. I believe some of you would be interested in that sort of content.

I'll answer some Q&A stuff too this month, so send those questions in :D

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jmluvsbob

27th Apr 2022, 7:18 AM

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Get some rest, Maks. You’re going to need it.

Spell

27th Apr 2022, 9:03 PM

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Yessss, yes he does. Tomorrow is a new day.

sigpig

27th Apr 2022, 10:10 AM

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Seeing as Maks is living in the Arizona area, the relative humidity must be at a low-enough point so as to NOT scald his lungs with every breath...

Spell

27th Apr 2022, 9:11 PM

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Well Nevada is in the Arizona area, it's very good that the humidity is low hahaha. At least, sig, this day is over.

:) that statement also assumes he has typical lungs

sigpig

27th Apr 2022, 10:12 AM

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Q&A question: Can you do an "anatomy" sketch of Kio's race? Not sure if it was intentional or not, but she REALLY seems to have short legs and long arms. Are they closer to a "standard humanoid" a la Star Trek, or a more "alien" species?

Microraptor

27th Apr 2022, 12:52 PM

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Question for Maks:
We have seen what rain can do to you.
What about when it isn't quite raining, but the air's humidity is very high...?

Spell

27th Apr 2022, 9:50 PM

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Ooh! Good question, thanks, Micro!

melaredblu

27th Apr 2022, 5:01 PM

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Maks' statement at the end can be pretty helpful for when you're going through it, to be honest.

Question for Uncle 70s: What kind of magic do you perform?

Spell

27th Apr 2022, 9:48 PM

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It's what 70s uncle man said to him at the Skywalk!

lirvilas

27th Apr 2022, 9:11 PM

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ok awesome, I thought he was going to let his pride get the better of him

rest up and then gtfo

Spell

27th Apr 2022, 9:49 PM

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There's more time for that later unfortunately. But yeah, tomorrow-- in comic time-- is a new day to get out of dodge.

time to leap out of one fire and into another

Miaubol

28th Apr 2022, 10:55 AM

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So maybe she does care after all, in the very end ....? Maybe. Maybe not. It can go either way.

Great work at keeping it ambiguous what she really thinks :))

Spell

3rd May 2022, 10:04 AM

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She...does care, but it's filtered thru a lot of baggage. So perhaps it's something else.

:D Thank you for reading along!

Phantasos

28th Apr 2022, 12:27 PM

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So much mood conveyed, I love it.

Spell

3rd May 2022, 10:04 AM

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Thank you!! This chapter was a doozy

junoro

28th Apr 2022, 9:59 PM

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I love that Maks still has some hope after the worst day ever. His life probably has plenty of difficulties in store, but this is an attitude of resilience.

Spell

3rd May 2022, 10:05 AM

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He's a get-up guy. I'm really happy the resilience reads too. Because hooboy this chapter. ;_;