Vote over at TWC and you can see Malaya being very surprised about Charlene’s former life for reasons which will be clear in those pages!

The title is appropriate because I keep forgetting that I named Charlene’s crow “Alphonsus”, and I’ve also forgotten why. So now I’ll know, and when I have time, I’ll think real hard and remember why I chose that name other than that it’s a neat name. There was a reason, but that reason occurred to me over two years ago.

There’s only one page this week, and only one page next week! I’ll be out of town and in California, and some of that will be without internet/data access, so if you are brand new to commenting and your comment doesn’t show up right away, don’t freak out! It’s just gone to moderation. I’ll try and approve it as soon as I can, but that might be Sunday at the earliest! And I’ll reply to the comments when I get back, because it’s incredibly hard to see the threads properly on my phone. In the meantime, my friend has agreed to check up on my site occasionally, and I apologize for any downtime. I think it’ll be okay.

Also, the thing I was going to announce last week is going to be announced today instead! So welcome any new readers from that thing, which I’ll post about later.

Flashback over! We’re done with Connie’s backstory for the most part, which means we can move on to…consequences of said backstory. Ouch. But first, some less creepy stuff as a palate cleanser, which I’m pretty happy about. I know the backstory part felt like it took awhile, but in reality, that was only about 30 pages. It’s less than one floppy issue of a comic! Which is good, because I have a lot more stuff to cram into the next 30-40 pages. And hey, now we get to spend a few pages learning about Charlene, who deserves way more time than I have to give her. I try, but she’s also the character who has her shit together more so than most of the people in this story, so she doesn’t have a lot of drama to throw around :).

Anyway, I’ll see you guys when I get back! I have another page to get scheduled, a trip to the store to get a few last minute supplies/snacks, and then I need to clean and nap until I have to leave to catch my plane…which will be about 2:30am. Flight leaves at 6am, it’s 1.5 hours to the airport, and I need to be there with time to spare so I can catch the shuttle from my parking area and get through security or whatever. GREAT. Gonna just…sleep whenever possible today.