Hooray! I can't believe I've been making this comic for so long lol.
I decided that now that Malaya is more or less an alpha in her own right, she deserves to look a bit regal for this year's celebration. Since she's half Filipina, I wanted to grab some inspiration from her mother's culture for this image. The ear piece was worn by Miss Universe 2018, Catriona Gray, and it's part of the Philippines flag (and it just looks neat), and the pattern on her shawl is based on an indigo printing technique that's meant to represent the moon. I don't speak Tagalog, so it's almost impossible to find much info online about traditional textiles from the Philippines :|.
Anyway, I'm working on outlining my thoughts for the next chapter, so I'll be back with pages on the 22nd!
May merch drop! New tote bags and hoodies are being added to the Hivemill store! (I may be the webcomic on Hiveworks who utilizes the merchandise the most, from what I've seen...hm.) The hoodies are unisex sizing, but the tshirts run rather fitted, so I recommend sizing up! (Two of the moons are flipped on the product images, but the files the shirts are printed from are corrected, so you should have moons in the correct order. My bad!)
HTBAW Fandom Wiki is up and running! Thanks to Myk Streja and ShitaraRen for tons of help with moderation efforts and everyone else who's done a ton of work on adding information and filling out the Wiki. Thank you everyone for contributing and it's an amazing and super detailed resource!
Feel free to check out my goofy Amazon store if you're so inclined (this is an ad, as I get a tiny commission if you do buy something), or I have some merch up on Society6 if you're looking for my old store link! Thanks to everyone who's come out to support me through Ko-fi and Patreon!