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Methinks Tabitha has to explain why she never showed up someplace a LOT
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Blitzkrieg1701, February 28th, 2017, 10:01 am


Well, I expertly time management-ed myself into another half-finished page again. If you're reading this sometime before Tuesday night and you're wondering what's up with the lack various layers of screentone for effect or a giant, multicolored gradient blob in the back to add some energy to a page where the most action-packed moment is someone yawning, just check later and all will be as it should.

Actually, that's extra important in this case. Along with the obvious color and polishing of the line art, there's some not-exactly-important-but-still-noteworthy comedy missing from this version. Those of you looking at the rough draft up there will notice a bland, featureless white wall behind everyone. That's SUPPOSED to be the trademark Endless Row Of Vending Machines, each with a wacky, possibly gross sounding Future Food advertised on the front. The plan was to add the art and text separately so I'd have more room to work with than if I'd tried to draw it along with the characters... which will add even more time to the page's completion than all the other bits of coloring and editing. Since you don't NEED to have the background gags to enjoy the character interaction, I figured I'd just got ahead and post this draft as is. Still, be sure to keep checking back to see the final version, because there IS more missing here than just some color.

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Seros Senric (Guest), February 28th, 2017, 5:03 pm


I imagine that Tabitha often has late nights, or nights of no sleep at all, while being engrossed in a particular project.
Layla likely tries to always have a good night's sleep, with exceptions being rare.
But it seems, as shown by this page, Layla is far better at remaining functional after periods without rest than Tabitha is.


Incentive:
Life is better with Oversized Spacesuits.
(Related, why does she always look so huggable?)


reynard61, March 1st, 2017, 4:49 pm

"Toxic Death Strudel"
Uh...Yum?


Seros Senric (Guest), March 1st, 2017, 6:08 pm


Background and colours are there now!

And, one thing with the change, it does look like Alphonse is wanting to run to the vending machines rather than Tabitha now.
...Specifically, Toxic Death Strudel. I guess it's fine because he's already been reanimated?

Also wondering about Robotic Pudding.


Ed8, March 1st, 2017, 8:41 pm

I reccomend Xal-Gox Ultracaffienated Version
Toxic Death Strudel is really no more shocking than the numerous restaurants I've been to in real life that advertise a dessert called "Death By Chocolate". Try harder, Future Shock Marketers! :)

Between Future Madscience Stayawake pills and Tabitha's natural supernova level of energy, I can't believe a mere night without sleep would faze Tabitha. I think she was up preparing for the StilezTax Study Expedition and building the supership, and this is her 4th or 5th night straight without sleep.

@Seros: Jenna: why so huggable?
A. She's a Character in FOT
B. Because Jenna
C. We know all she has suffered at the hands of Megabrat, and the universe in general, which generates a permanent intense need to hug her
D. All of the Above

Heck, even the real-life universe has conspired to prevent Blitz from completing Jenna's Patroen series! Poor Jenna :(

The beginning of a lengthy people-in-space-suits series? (Next entry - Avatar, dressed as usual)


Blitzkrieg1701, March 1st, 2017, 8:43 pm


Toxic Death Strudel is the cheap, off-brand version of Genocide Pies.

Also, I was going to say that we know Tabitha went to bed the previous night, when we saw her in the middle of the Stilez/Tax/Avatar sleep huddle... but we ALSO saw that she was awake the whole time making geeky small talk, so she really might have been up for the better part of a week by now.


Ed8, March 1st, 2017, 8:51 pm


Robot Pudding: So that's what happened to all those Zero-G Jelly-based Killbots that Ram Quatzi pawned off on Layla. Figures she and her crooked organization would have found some way to resell them for profit!
(Ancient Page 97 callback!)


Ed8, March 1st, 2017, 9:14 pm


If anything, being curled up with Stilez/Tax/Avatar would prevent Tabitha from being able to sleep just due to sheer excitement.

Now that I think about it, this actually completely explains the whole Tabitha-kissing-Trigger incident as well - when very severely sleep deprived, a persons judgment is highly impaired.


Seros Senric (Guest), March 1st, 2017, 9:23 pm


And then the hallucinations start, and the fun really begins.


Ed8, March 1st, 2017, 10:09 pm

Reality-ish
The tough part is when one lives in the FOT universe, how does one discern where the hallucinations begin and the Misanthropic-Ear-Genies, Zombies, Cat&Puppygirls, and giant blue energy-sucking monster weapons end?


Seros Senric (Guest), March 1st, 2017, 10:17 pm


Possibly when you start thinking that maybe you are hallucinating that you are hallucinating, and that in reality you could be completely sane.

https://xkcd.com/776/


Ed8, March 2nd, 2017, 3:35 pm

Part Of This Horrific Breakfast
So, if you think that you are hallucinating that your delicious breakfast has turned into hideous grotesque demonic monsters, and the person next you you says "If you're not going to finish your Xal-Gox can I have them?", then you're probably still ok?


Seros Senric (Guest), March 2nd, 2017, 5:04 pm


As long as the person next to you existed prior to them asking you, then yes, you should be fine.
Although it might be a good idea to let him/her have your Xal-Gox, since it's possible that their venom glands weren't removed properly.


Ed8, March 2nd, 2017, 6:29 pm

Apocalypse: The Noodle Incident
I'm sure the venom glands were thoroughly removed. Ever since that one thing with that planet, you know the one, mass insanity, civilization destroyed, biosphere rendered uninhabitable, blah blah etc. etc. they have been a lot more careful and that hardly ever happens any more.


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