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(Jon sez:)

Your Writer: Jon Kilgannon Every mad science story needs a robot (like Sally the Detector) who can shoot death rays from her eyes. (Those spikes on Sally's front segment are her eyes, which is evinced by the fact that they turn black when she's communing with Mars.)

Benjamin's comment is a reference back to a previous page in which he uses the same words in a somewhat more emphatic tone.

I'd like to thank the dozen people (or was a long weekend, and I've had a total of about ten hours of sleep since last Wednesday) who came by and said they enjoyed the comic. My ego barely fit through the doors for several hours after one person said he came to the convention only to meet me.

I have more to say, but I need to go fall over into bed now. Good night.

(Mark sez:)

Your Artist: Mark Sachs One of these days -- one of these days -- I'm going to meet one of our fans too. I know it'll happen. Someday!

Anywho, I would like to comment that sea battles are actually a lot more fun to draw than space battles. Then again, if I had to draw this battle for sixty pages too I suppose I might feel differently. But anyway, this one I like.

The link of the day is Noctis. Noctis is, quite simply, a toy universe. When you run it, you'll be presented with the interior of your Stardrifter spacecraft and a simulated galaxy full of stars. Your mission, should you choose to accept it: Fly around the galaxy. Orbit the planets. Land anywhere that looks interesting and stroll around. Name them, if you like, and upload your discovery log to the Internet-based database. It's true that I've been reading too much -- that is to say, any -- Greg Egan lately, but still, this amazes me. Creating our own universes. Remarkable.

(I should also add that I tried to download the modded version of Noctis ("Noctis IV CE" or NICE) and couldn't get it to work properly. Well, we're new at this whole universe thing still.)