I'm kind of happy with this page. I'm still trying to get used to putting the space to use in different ways, let the characters stand-out more. Not as happy with this as with the last page, but still, I can see the improvement and I'm thrilled.
Some folks may notice a key point in the next few pages. If not, the oonnection will be explicit in the far, far future.
Also! The new website design is pretty much done. All the pieces, the design, and 99% of the code. I'm putting final touches in and updating this week (Friday will probably involve a broken front page if you visit). I'm going to NYC, then Denver, over the next two weeks. So, there'll be some amount of filler during one week, and with some luck real content the other.
AND THEN! I'm going to redo the first page (maybe first 3), because its hard to go back and see those and I know they must be off-putting for getting caught up on the story.
Busy times friends! Crazy busy times...
Oh! I was also thinking of releasing this stage as a voting incentive and donation incentive. The voting would be full-image mock-up of all the pieces (there are lots of hidden ones). The donation incentive would include (rough) directions on how to build it with engineer-style schematics, so that, in theory, one could create their own.
Does anyone think that sounds interesting? I know people usually offer art/wallpapers/etc, but I figured I'd go with a strength + follow our named theme.