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That’s it for this batch of Vexalyne pages right now. Maybe there will be more coming by the time this goes up about a month after I’m writing this. Maybe there will be more Mixolyne pages instead. Maybe we’ll be on hiatus again. Who knows? Well, you’ll know if you’re supporting us on Patreon.

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Back over to Olivia and the Baron for a while!

I wanted to acknowledge that Olivia’s cool prosthetic arm comes with a cost here. It can do things a flesh arm can’t but it also has problems like “sometimes the ghost of her original arm starts itching like crazy and won’t stop”.

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You may be interested to know that in our relationship, I am definitely the Olivia, and Nick is definitely the Baron. Though we usually put it in terms of me being the Yogi and him being the Boo Boo.

Acting like you’re the heroine in a YA novel is dangerous stuff.

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We keep on going back and forth on whether this works better with or without the words formed in the panel borders. I probably just need to tweak them a little and make the white lines thinner.

Walt Simonson does this all the damn time and he makes it look so easy.

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Olivia has a big dose of that kind of impetuosity that usually only works out if you’re the heroine of a YA novel. One of these days it’s gonna backfire on her.

The bottom panel owes a ton to the cover illustration for a Tim Zahn short story I read in the eighties. Standing at the center of a big X of alternate versions of yourself was a side effect of a warp drive in this story.

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This is the page where we remind you that Olivia has gotten here thanks to mysterious family secrets that she refuses to go into, and that the Baron is only going to let her get away with that so much longer.

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It took me a while but I finally figured out what to make buildings inside the giant space station look like. Basically I looked at the sixties SF cover work of Richard Powers, thought about how he was probably going about making it happen in paint, and tried to do the same kind of thing in Illustrator.

I may be going back into previous pages and redoing some of the buildings before I declare this chapter well and truly “finished”.