Got episode 8's script written: what with lots of ground to cover in terms of exotic environments, heavy-duty character interactions, and plot developments, editing it down to a decent length and polishing it off took me the rest of the day today (which was sort of Tuesday). So I won't have storyboards for you until tomorrow, then more Thursday, and then I should have the first real episode 8 comics for you on Friday.|
This is gonna be a brutal episode! I mean sure, you're used to characters in A* not exactly being happy to see each other, but they haven't really gone through some of the tortuous stuff waiting for them in episode 8. Oh and Vero meets a new character who has a similarly grim outlook, but deals with it in a different way, and you can bet their meeting doesn't go entirely smoothly.
Let's see, what else can I spoil for you? Ah, here's this episode's leaked zingy line:
"Tastes like...licking a battery."
But it isn't a battery! So what could it be? HmMmm....
Back next time to show off some storyboards, finally! In the mean time, you can get some laughs reading my hilariously inaccurate quantum theory for everything, which starts at the bottom of this A* forum post, under the pretty pictures. Oh say I could post one of those here. This is the center of elliptical galaxy Messier 87, mapped in radio emissions:
image from National Radio Astronomy Observatory/National Science Foundation (source)
Messier 87 is a monster galaxy of several *trillion* stars, and that jet is a 5,000 light year long torrent of material shot out at an incredible 90% the speed of light by the magnetic field of the galaxy's core: a supermassive black hole that weighs in at 6.4 *billion* solar masses (here I am writing like Carl Sagan sounds...this is what I get for watching Cosmos on YouTube lately...)--compare that with the mere 4 million solar masses of our galaxy's own supermassive black hole, A*! But don't worry A*, we still love you.