Poor Maxima. Her job description mostly involves puching stuff, but as a Lt. Colonel, she also has to spend time listening to people talk. Presumably there’s some paperwork as well, but she’s been known to delegate that.

Deus hearing himself talk definitely isn’t his favorite thing, but he probably doesn’t mind it. He has been known to monologue a bit, I suppose.

Is it just me, or does Deus look a bit like Handsome Squidward there in panel 3? I can’t quite tell why. I’ve suggested in the past that I might be borderline face blind – sometimes I think that’s true, sometimes I think it’s just because my wife is, and this is a legitimate term I’ve recently learned, a “super recognizer.” Come on neurologists, that’s astronomer lazy. “No light can escape, let’s just call it a ‘black hole.'” Anyway, she’s the opposite of face blind. She could be watching some movie from 1946 and the instant some kid’s face appeared, she’d be like “I think that’s a seven year old Ian McKellan.” Whereas I see an actor from a series I’ve watched 5 times all the way through appear in another show with a wig on, and it takes me 15 minutes to figure out who it is. The whole time my wife gives me the side-eye like I’ve forgotten how to tie my shoes. On the plus side, if I ever get dementia, it will probably take a decade for anyone to notice. I don’t know if that’s a positive or not, come to think of it.

Anyway, the point of my little ramble there is that being borderline face blind and an artist is not a synergistic combination. It does unfortunately mean I’ll probably never be one of those artists that can just shit out a perfect finished drawing in an hour, cause it takes me 20 minutes to get just the pencils for the eyes looking acceptably non-wonky. It puts me in a position where I look at panels 3 and 4 and I’m like, those two faces look markedly different, but I don’t know how to fix it. Well, the nose is shaped differently, but I think it’s more to do with the eyes and the jaw? It might help if I could take a month off to study caricature, but that’s never going to happen.

April Vote Incentive is up! Looks like someone had better make sure their life insurance includes acts of Snu Snu.

Alternate versions over at Patreon include less cloth-y versions as usual, but also some of those color changing chokers.

Her shirt, since no one has figured out the kanji yet, says “I ahegao you. (As long as you ahegao me.)”


Double res version will be posted over at Patreon. Feel free to contribute as much as you like.