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Comment on 4.42 of Bright Stars
maplebee, 29 Jul 2014 12:51 pm
I could never be an astronaut. The high g training would wash me out even if I had the scientific knowledge; I get nauseous on swing sets, let alone being spun around at high speed.

But if I somehow got an opportunity for a spacewalk I'd say yes in .0001 seconds. It's documented that astronauts become captivated by staring at space, dangerously so, sometimes. There's a hypnotic effect in being surrounded by so much vastness. If one can feel so small looking up at the stars at night from the ground, I can only imagine what it's like to look up at the stars from among the stars.

On a completely different note: I'm thinking about setting up a Patreon account for Bright Stars. Any thoughts?
Comment on Happy Bday 2014 of Bright Stars
maplebee, 25 Jul 2014 12:27 pm
@Infinity.: I have looked at it before, but haven't had time this summer to leverage it, as I don't have time to create any bonus content.

I'm trying to get back in the groove and ramp up for the next chunk of the chapter, while also doing some backend stuff (like finishing incomplete pages in chapter 3), so I might look more seriously at Patreon soon.
Comment on Happy Bday 2014 of Bright Stars
maplebee, 23 Jul 2014 12:42 pm
2/2 today!

While I was too busy to update, the comic's 3rd anniversary slipped by! I basically forgot about it, but Alicia didn't :D

As always, June is when I renew the SJ premium subscription, which is $60 for the year and allows us not to be bothered by ads, and a much more custom theme so the site looks good for reading. I always pay it out-of-pocket since I don't generate income from ads, and donations are always extra appreciated this time of year. Usually they would go straight to the subscription; this year they'll help me recoup the cost since I already paid it. If you'd like to donate, the PayPal button is just to the right there, and there is a wallpaper pack available to you for donating more than $5 if you don't have it already!
Comment on 4.41 of Bright Stars
maplebee, 23 Jul 2014 12:22 pm
1/2 today! Scene break.
Comment on 4.40 of Bright Stars
maplebee, 15 Jul 2014 01:28 pm
And so ends the scene.
Comment on 4.38 of Bright Stars
maplebee, 10 Jul 2014 01:05 pm
@Toli B: thanks very much! I decided early on that, if I wanted to do a sci-fi comic, it would have to have something other than usual technology since I'm terrible at drawing mechanical things.

@ladybug: I'm so glad to hear that :D

@Niggle: I did finish the other pages! We're so close to the end of the scene that I figured it was a good time to do so, plus it took me so long to return to updating that I thought people might want to reread the chapter to remember what's happening, and this way it's all complete :D (More about Jetii will be revealed soon, ooooo.....)

@Shaleene: thanks very much :D

@YersiniaP: I'm glad Chal came off as seeming like he would drawl a bit anyway, haha. Jetii has the accent of a German who speaks very good English - that lovely crispness and preciseness Germans can have in English, not the "I vill taek ovehr ze voooorld, ahaha!" evil villain stereotype accent XD
Comment on 4.39 of Bright Stars
maplebee, 09 Jul 2014 04:00 pm
One more page next week to end the scene, finally!

I had wanted to put both up this week to get it done, but Arthur passing by left me without power for 3 days, 2 of which were my days off for the week ~_~;
Comment on 4.38 of Bright Stars
maplebee, 03 Jul 2014 08:37 pm
Wow sorry it's been so long, guys! I really didn't expect to have to keep the comic on hold like this. I had a really busy couple of months, between working a full time job at the same time as a part time job through May and early June, then buying a motorcycle and testing for my license. You'd think the latter wouldn't be much of a headache but the provincial bureaucracy does its best to ensure that it is.

So anyway, here's a new page to liven things up! I also went through the scene and shaded all the pages, so they're fully completed now.
Comment on 4.37 of Bright Stars
maplebee, 01 Jul 2014 05:50 pm
@Fusseldings: I'm still around, don't worry. I just haven't been able to get back to updates because I've been really busy the last few months. I definitely intend to return to updates soon, I just can't promise an exact date.
Comment on 4.37 of Bright Stars
maplebee, 18 Jun 2014 01:19 pm
@Niggle: no worries - I'm making you look fast with my own slow replies, haha.

I think the stream gets friggity because a) I'm on a Mac and the Mac version has had problems lately, b) in order to have the chat work I have to use an older version of the Mac version and c) in order to use the older version of the Mac version I have to keep my Java from updating which I think the comp isn't too happy about.

Throw in some high speed internet that isn't so high speed anymore, and it all shits the bed.

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