New comic is up on Against Stupidity!
The uncanny can take a lot of different forms. Like when you move to a new town, and the stores are a little off, and the latitude is just different enough that the light hits things at a different angle. Or a creepy robot that tries hard to look human but doesn’t really make it. Maybe it’s a name that’s strangely familiar but you can’t quite place. Or a book you randomly find in the library, that you’re sure you’ve never seen before, but with each page you read you get more and more convinced you’ve already read it. Or a shapeshifter that isn’t quite done transforming.
But enough about irrelevant German philosophy.
Jesse has a lot on his plate right now, and a day or two that’s bound to be chock-full of chores. He’s got bureaucracies to navigate, at the utility companies and the university and who knows what…
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This is the last strip in chapter one, Over The River and Through The Woods. I’ll have some thoughts on it to share for next week’s update, and then chapter two will start. It will be part one of a three-part arc.
The arc is named Unheimlichkeit. It’s about getting settled into a new town and learning stuff like what the regional stores are called, and all the other things that can be just slightly off about a new place. Jesse will also have to deal with a new way of looking at the world, since that’s what happens when you get settled in to a big university for the first time, or find out you’ve inherited centuries of magical tradition, duties, and incipient powers.
Because things can be just a little off sometimes in life, and part of growing up is learning how to integrate that into a healthy routine.
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New strip is up, a few hours early on accident! (If you aren’t reading my comic Against Stupidity, you should be–you can start here at the introduction.)