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Because I Should Have Written About It Friday

Work has me far off the beaten path this week, with almost zero net access; thus, brief updates.

Kristofer Straub’s given us some wicked satire over the past year in Starslip Crisis, and his lead character, Memnon Vanderbeam, has been a reliable buffoon. Even his mopery over the death of the love of his life has been played more for laughs than anything … until last Friday. He can get her back, but it will take 400 millenia. So what is he to do, but to stop whispering and give the command: Begin.

Beautifully written, heartbreaking, and new depths to an established character. Kudos to Straub, and our wishes that Vanderbeam doesn’t have to wait quite that long to get Jovia back.

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