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Alexis_Royce
Heya! I'm a professional freelance artist. My days are spent whipping up commissions and comics, and my nights are spent dreaming up new nightmares for my friends in tabletop games. As of April 2014, I'm married to the most adorable sculptor online. I go to anime conventions frequently, where I sell the aforementioned comics and commissions.

You can see more of my work and links to my social media accounts here: www.alexisroyce.ink
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@Hydra: I wish they could sit down and talk this out. Kevin's pretty much the only Company member who would have a sympathetic ear.
@Kaelnoran: No worries, I get this question a lot. There's a number of reasons they haven't just taken the chip out of Kevin:

1. It would break the upgrade. Remember that the plans for it got lost? If Kinesis ever wants to upgrade his TK, he needs the chip unharmed. It's possible that he could redesign it, but it's the last thing he and Will worked on. And if you hadn't noticed, he's a little hung up on trying to preserve memories and the existence of his old partner.

2. Even if they didn't mind damaging the chip, getting deeply violent like that isn't in everyone's nature. Alice did try to kill Kevin, but she wasn't about to start disfiguring his corpse. There's a big difference between the stomach that's able to shoot or push a man off a ledge, and a person who can dispassionately mutilate a man's skull. If Alice had been ordered to do it, even if she tried, her hands would've shook too much. Stress reaction. Adrenaline kicks in. The brain starts to dissociate, and everything feels dreamlike.
Kinesis is also making mistakes here and risking damaging the chip because he's scared. He's never been in a combat situation before. And it's all well and good to assume you can keep a clear head, but when push comes to shove, logic becomes a little fuzzy.

3. I also try to keep Evil Plan around a PG13-ish rating. Something like botched surgery or a scary death might show up in EP, but I don't want to get too gory. Nothing personal against gore, it just has a time and a place. (A place like Sire, or the visual novel I'll be putting out in a couple weeks.
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@Merrsharr: He's doing his best. :)
@stkbayfield: Heh heh. Do you think you could edit your comment and use a url shortener? Long words break the mobile site a little, and I still haven't found the right coding to make them wrap in the comments section. Thanks man!
Ah yes, Kinesis. Setting a young man on fire is a great way to ensure they behave in a calm, rational manner.

Coloring by Megan this week! I apologize for the page being late; I've had more commission work than usual in the past week! It's a good problem to have, I'm just getting a crash course in better time management.
All you and Alice are doing is teaching Amazingman that bypassing the peaceful solution and skipping straight to violence spares him a whole lotta pain.

Background coloring by me, character, gradient, and lovely fire colored by Megan!

Also, you can still support us by viewing our vote incentives! There are a couple cute sketches this week. I think they're funny, at least. Made me smile when I drew them.
@Koren: Ahhhh yes yes yes. I love you guys. I have the best readers.
@stkbayfield: I'm trying to learn from Jackie Chan, but if I've even got the faintest of Edgar Wright vibes, I can die happy.
@???: Have you tried switching the Deli off and on again?
@HamPlan: It's the middle ground they really need.
Wooooo! Finally got caught up. As a whole, I love the way you're developing the international community and the political drama aspects of it! It's not at all where I expected you to go with it when you started the comic, but now I can't imagine it being anything else.
@Hokova: Oh yeah, she's mega-creepy.
@Merrsharr: Heh, it was supposed to be a tea box; I should make sure to label things in the future so they're more easily discernable.
Alexis_Royce
November 8th, 2017
The lighting on this page is very good! I like how stark it is coming through the window.
Alexis_Royce
November 8th, 2017
I love the scale of this page and that empty feeling from its design.
When TK can’t lift an object, you can always resort to plain old throwing stuff.
Coloring by Megan this week! We also have a new vote incentive. Click the banner above to keep helping us out!
@Hydra:
@stkbayfield:

Yes, indeed. Kevin only has the telekinetic upgrade. That chip was designed to work in tandem with Kinesis' current chip, to raise the weight limit. However, the upgrade foregoes things like fine motor control, or the ability to lift multiple things at once. Stanley's TK, once installed, was fairly easy to use. Kevin's had to scrape and practice to get his anywhere close to under control.
@HamPlan: I think the plastic shells in this world already have that property. One of these days I'm gonna lose a finger.
@BattleStarX: Haha, I saw one of those devices once, packaged in one of those same diabolical plastic shell. Felt like a very cruel irony.
Man, forget TK, Kinny's real power is the ability to open those plastic containers with such ease.

Coloring by me this week, and we have a new vote incentive. Give it a click and check out this week's sketch, and you'll make us terribly happy.