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I messed around with doing some of the foliage on this page without lines, which was fun and it looks nice, but I don't think I'll stick to it in the long run. It takes too long to get the shapes defined and then I end up having to blur the hell out of it all to make it fit the vibes of the page. Worthwhile experiment though!
Poor Malaya, she gets good at doing one thing and then the expectations get stepped up again and again. Most of this chapter is going to focus on exploring Elias's character growth, since he's mostly evolved in fits and starts in the background, and it's time to give him more of the spotlight to solidify what he's going through. But, this is still a Malaya story primarily so she's working through shit too. Their character arcs are kind of parallel and in opposite directions. Mal is learning to trust herself and lead others, Elias is learning that he doesn't need to live up to the expectations of being an alpha and constantly sacrificing himself for other people. He can fall back and trust her to handle things, and she can trust herself to handle things with her pack for support. Fun!
Anyway, I'm off to retrieve this year's round of Polish jelly donuts. I will not lie, paczki aren't like, the nectar of the gods or anything. I really like the ones from our local bakery, though. For me, paczki represent "yes, winter is in fact ending and spring will be here soon, just eat a donut and chill the fuck out", so that's what I'm gonna do lol.
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!