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  A* episode 33--and beyond!Feb 07, 2018 11:17 PM PST | url | discuss | + share
Added 1 new A* page:We're closing in on wrapping up episode 32, and I'm toddling away at some of the little tasks I make myself do in going from one episode to another—tonight it's backing up my high-resolution art scans to "the cloud," specifically.
The next episode will force Selenis to grapple with her feelings on her unusual state of existence. And then, by the end of the episode after that, a not-so-chance encounter will lead to a critical confrontation, secrets of the Core revealed, and the unleashing of a Selenis that *no* galaxy could be prepared for!
It's actually *the* major transition point I had most clearly mapped out since more or less the beginning of Selenis' arc. Just in the last few months I was thinking maybe I wouldn't do it—too risky! But this week I got some interesting feedback from a long-time but somewhat frustrated reader, and it has also occurred to me that I don't at the moment have further one-off episode plot ideas in my head for this current iteration of Selenis; generally more will pop into my head when the deadline for needing a new story approaches, but this time I thought well heck, why put myself through that particular stress when I've got this perfectly good major plot swing sitting here—and the more I thought about it, the more it occurred to me that particularly after episode 33 (and okay so I still need a plot for the beginning and middle of episode 34 : P), this Selenis will be developed to just about the point where she can face this crisis like I'll want her to.
At least, that's how I'm justifying it to myself. It's still kind of scary. And I'm putting it out here to make it harder for myself to backpedal on it. Although I still could, I guess. Uh and say hm probably by the time we're in the midst of all that, we'll be hitting the comic's 10th anniversary, according to my old A* development timeline at the bottom of the about page. So, you know, maybe it's time. ; ) Then again, it will only have been ten years...
Also, before that there's gonna be some major developments in A* on the outside-the-comic, business side of things in the late spring or early summer-ish this year, which *will* mean a not-inconsiderable break from new pages while I venture far and wide to take care of some stuff, but which, if I manage to pull it off, will ensure the future of A* for what will hopefully be quite some time to come, and will even allow me to offer more art to you, the readers, on an ongoing basis. It's all even scarier than a major plot development, but that's what's cookin'! : o (Vaguely. I'll be able to tell you more about it as we get closer to the time for action—which I intend to be live-tweeting so you don't miss me too much. :)
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