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eishiya
One day I'll make something cool.
eishiya
September 21st, 2017
@NellyOnly: These days just about every browser has a spellchecking feature you could use, no Word needed. Unlike Word, it's only spellchecking and no grammar checking, but it's still better than nothing.

There are online grammar checkers though... put your text into those, and your browser will check your spelling, while the grammar checkers will check your grammar ;D
eishiya
September 7th, 2017
He means that literally, doesn't he D8

And wow, you have nearly half a year of buffer, nice.

Grammar time: It should be "a few days later". I don't have a good explanation for that. Some quantifiers (such as "many" and "several") take place of the article, but "few" does not and requires the article.
eishiya
September 6th, 2017
@Oly-RRR: I'm not sure it's healthy to relate to Blair here.
eishiya
September 6th, 2017
@Glueckskeks: The real question is where he'll be putting those fingers next D8

And yesss I hope my stuff is all still there and dry when I get back.
eishiya
September 6th, 2017
@daidaishar: Awesome :D Thank you! Too bad you found this comic right at the start of a forced hiatus. Damn storms :T
eishiya
September 6th, 2017
@daidaishar: Thank you!
I'm really happy to hear that about the comic, I have some anxieties about it feeling samey and tropey :'D
eishiya
September 6th, 2017
@sentiashinou: Thank you! Be careful not to set your street or nearby forest on fire.
eishiya
September 6th, 2017
Good news: It's Black Dram's 2nd anniversary today! About time it got a proper cover, so here we go.

Bad news: Hurricane Irma is (probably) coming and I am evacuating tomorrow. I don't have time to draw the chapter break image before I leave, and I will not have access to my tools until I come home after the hurricane. If things go well and my house doesn't get flooded or torn apart while I'm gone, I'll update the comic probably on the 20th. If things do go wrong, well... who knows. I might have to buy a new computer before I can draw pages again, but at least I'll be alive and dry. If things take a bad turn, I'll probably tweet about it.

tl;dr: I'll be safe somewhere inland, but it might be a while until the next update, depending on how Hurricane Irma treats my house.


Sept 20th Edit: I'm alive and my stuff is fine, but I'm still very tired physically and mentally from the ordeal so there will not be an update this week. I'll have the chapter break art up next week.
Those biology students and their translator microbes!
@foervraengd: Oh crap for some reason it didn't even occur to me that you didn't use Photoshop for the bubbles :'D
And yes, that sounds good! As long as it's not blurry, as some brushes are.
The line quality on the bubbles feels different from the inks, a little bit softer. Try using Smart Sharpen or something similar on them, perhaps?
eishiya
August 31st, 2017
@Captain Ghost: Haha, that's actually fine! That it felt quick is the important part.
And eee I'm glad to hear you got interested in some of the details!
eishiya
August 30th, 2017
That went about as well as anyone could've hoped for :'D
...except for those of you who were hoping someone would get a new pet, I guess.

This is it for chapter 5! That means it's time for a break, so I guess I'll see you all in a couple of weeks with the break art.

Today's your final chance to vote in the chapter break poll on Patreon!
eishiya
August 30th, 2017
@Captain Ghost: Wah thank you!

I'm curious, how long did the binge take you? I used to tell people this was a quick read since there's not a lot of dialogue, but since the archive has grown, I wonder if that's still the case.
eishiya
August 24th, 2017
@NellyOnly: Your English is very good, so there's not much to comment on! Det är mycket bättre än mina försök att prata på svenska :D
eishiya
August 24th, 2017
@NellyOnly: No offence taken, this is some amusingly extreme nitpicking.

The "s" is the "ies" in "eighteen eighties", the plural ending for decades. So, just by using the "s", you're already talking about either the entire decade ("the 1880s were a dangerous time") or a specific point which occurs somewhere in that decade ("I died in the 1880s").

You can use "s" together with "circa", but it gives the impression that you're talking about an event that took place over that approximate period of time, rather than a moment in time. For example, it would be fine to write "Tower Bridge was built c. 1880s", meaning, over a period of time somewhere during or around the 1880s (specifically, it was built 1886-1894).
eishiya
August 24th, 2017
In English, c:a would be ca. or c., maybe ca. English doesn't use the colon for abbreviations at all.

That said, you don't need use circa at all for "1800s", it's either "ca. 1885" (or some year in the decade) or just "1880s" (no apostrophe, by the way). "1880s" means "eighteen eighties", which means "at some point in 1880-1889", so circa is redundant.

...I can't believe I'm this nitpicky in the morning, I thought that was something I built up over the day.
eishiya
August 23rd, 2017
TFW (those feet when) you realize you've made a mistake.

Belated edit: The chapter break poll on Patreon is almost over!
@Guest: Both pages show the same shoes. Page 6 is Thad emerging, this page is Thad just standing there.
eishiya
August 20th, 2017
@Oly-RRR: Technically, he was back on the previous page.
And no; given his track record, that's not bad or surprising ;D