This will definitely end well, I’m sure of it.

It’s weird to think, but Thothogoth doesn’t actually have a massive need for bars of gold. Since demons/devils/fiends are starfaring species in the Grrl-verse, then it stands to reason that basic element/mineral acquisition isn’t difficult. It seems most planets that aren’t mostly gas or ice have roughly similar compositions. Tons of silicates (if there is or was oxygen in the planet’s history), aluminum, iron, calcium, sodium, etc. And even though gold comprises only 0.000004% of Earth’s total composition, that’s still 1.6 quadrillion tons worth. (Don’t worry, I didn’t do any math this time, I just looked up percentages and stuff.) A spacefaring race that discovers a dead planet like Mars that’s even further from the goldilocks zone (demons have considerable heat tolerance, so their goldilocks zone is a little different than humans) like out in Neptune’s orbit, could crack that thing open and mine the hell out of it. Even if you’re not into planet cracking, I think once you’re in the position to mine asteroids and comets and whatnot, resource gathering becomes nearly trivial, at least once you mine enough to create a massive mining fleet. The thing is, once you have access to even a few trillion tons of a resource, I don’t really see how it maintains any market value. That’s why the majority of the technologically advanced universe uses information, entertainment and energy as the primary units of currency. For magical races, energy can mean anything from straight up electrical power to mana.

That doesn’t mean that some of the “lower” tiers of demons aren’t still into gold, virgins, or suffering. It is considerably more difficult to write a check that covers the latter two, so gold (and other traditionally precious resources) is still useful to someone like Tom, but he can just order a pallet jack full of the stuff from Astrozon. He can even justify treating it as a valuable commodity, because the shipping cost of 2 cubic meters of gold is pretty steep.

Tom just wished for a bar of gold to give Parfait something to practice on. Too bad about that audit, buddy.

Two books for you guys. Or, well, three, I guess.

Aether’s Revival 5 is out. This is the only cultivation series I’ve stuck with… not that I’ve tried too many others. The genre seems very slow paced and generally steeped in a lot of asian culture that I have trouble identifying with, like just… so much bowing. I don’t know why it bothers me, but the few cultivation books I’ve tried are like 40% people being super polite to each other? Anyway, I like AR.



That said, I did try Trojan Nightmare by Blaise Corvin, which is cultivation, but in an apocalypse setting, no tea ceremonies or yukatas in sight. It’s… alright. I mean, it’s good – I’ll get the next book, but I’m not bursting at the seams for it.




Speaking of Blaise Corvin and also bursting at the seams and also the 5th book in a series, Delvers LLC 5 is out tomorrow! (The May 13th, if you’re reading this in the future) Delvers is one of my favorite series of all time, and is seminal isekai. At least it is to me, because it’s one of the first isekai series I read. Maybe seminal isn’t the right word, but it is one of the series I judge all other isekais against, and I’ve been waiting for this one for a while.


The May Vote Incentive is up! This month it’s Warsyl, from Tamer: Enhancer 2! I’d say spoilers, but the book has been available for 5 months now. Anyway, this pic doesn’t have a zillion outfit variations, partially because her armor took longer to draw than I thought it would, but mostly because she just has an armored form, and an unarmored form. The latter being available over at Patreon.



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