Sydney is wandering around the room demanding what the last pop-culture thing they said was. It’s inefficient.

Speaking of, how is it that the names for Sydney’s hair color are “Dirty Blonde” or “Dishwater Blonde?” I can see some women owning Dirty Blonde, especially if they’re in college or in their Dirty Thirties or whatever, but it’s not… super complimentary, is it? And Dishwater Blonde? There is a short list of “The Grossest Stuff” and dishwater is definitely on it, just behind “wheelbarrow of fat scraped from deer hides during leather making.”

What I’m saying is, to the best of my knowledge, Sydney made up the term “Chocolate Blonde” because the other terms for her hair color weren’t flattering enough. (Disclaimer, Sydney’s supposed to have slightly multicolored hair, darker near the roots and lighter on top, but when I first picked the color for her hair, I kind of averaged them because multilayered hair colors is harder to draw and takes more time, so I couldn’t fault you for describing her hair as “Tan.”)

It’s fair to say that Maxima’s trajectory into super-dom was not the typical one. While powers often begin to assert themselves fairly early on in life, it’s a fair bet that once a super hits puberty that they’ll grow up to be quite the Adonis or, uh, Madonnis. (quick google) Or Adonia? Hmm. Never heard that one before. Anyway, Max grew up looking like, well, a cross country runner, because that’s what she did in high school. She didn’t have her encounter with the geode until she was fifteen, and things progressed rapidly from there.

Messing with the sliders probably wouldn’t make Max’s skin go transparent, but most of us have seen some pretty amazing glitches in video games, so I’m sure we can come up with likely scenarios. Probably that skin texture would either disappear, leaving her looking like a mannequin, or it would get stretched and she’d look like a flesh lump with no distinguishing features, like something out of a Silent Hill game.

I tried installing Dead Space 1 a few months ago, because it’s still a pretty great game (I know, there’s some uprezzed reboot coming out. I’ll have to keep my eye on it. I hope it’s as good as the Resident Evil ones Capcom has been doing, but, it’s EA, so we’ll see) Anyway, the game mostly worked, except some of the character models had… er, coordinate issues. By which I mean I was watching the opening cutscene as the rescue shuttle goes to find the big planet cracker mining ship, and the woman on board is talking to me, except everything from her mouth down was stretched way off the screen. The top half of her head was there like normal, then there was this smear at almost a right angle heading stage left. Honestly it was creepier than the necro-whatsits in the rest of the game.

Share some of your most heinous graphics glitches, and imagine that happening to Max on a date.

July’s vote incentive is up!

You guys don’t know who this is yet. (Her name is Xerxa.) I will give you one single guess what she might be from. (And no, it’s not Dabbler’s mother.) It was a piece I had half finished from a little while ago and given my time constraints this month, I threw a little polish and some background on it and here you are. Unfortunately there aren’t nine separate versions because she’s not wearing a ton to begin with.  Hopefully you can read about that soon. I hope you like it, personally I think it turned out pretty good.

As always, nude version are up at Patreon.

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