Added on: May 16, 2019

Rise and Shine
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May 16, 2019
Considering Annie's missed a lot, and there needs to be a wrap up, I figured I'd have a character fill in Annie and the readers at once. It was originally going to be Annie's father, but I thought Tabitha would be a lot more entertaining. After this long arc of fighting, some humor and silliness seemed useful.


May 17, 2019
It’s a cute page, and I like the idea of having someone bring us all up to speed, though the transition from the fight to the hospital is a bit abrupt.

The first two panels are kind of confusing- it’s hard to tell that she’s getting (jumping?) out of bed... and was Tabitha’s hair always that color?
May 18, 2019
I had like 4-5 versions of the transition, even one with Connor trying to figure out how to get them all back. I went with this because it would add mystery for a few pages about what happened with Connor.

(also some readers at a different site were commenting that this was dragging on in their opinion, so I thought I needed to get the story moving on).

No you're right, the first panels are kind of clunky about where she is, and more focused on what's happening instead. I think my plan was to make it start out vague and it wouldn't be clear where she was at first.

It's also not certain which side of the bed she got out of, or where is the ice on the floor. I drew those panels first, then worked out the lower panels. In panel two, I should have adjusted her legs so she's sitting on the bed there. ...Maybe I will...

Whenever Evilyn doesn't have her visor on, her blasts are very powerful and hard to control-- and it makes everything she blasts purple. It happened to her team in an earlier chapter, but wore off eventually. Zoe turned into Evilyn and blasted them without her visor. So any part of Tabitha, Mira, Arim and Evilyn that wasn't covered is now purple-ish.

If you notice, parts of Tabitha's face that were not covered by her suit are purple too. She'll be back to her natural blonde the next time she's shown after this chapter.

Annie will probably ask Tabitha about her hair on page 334.
May 25, 2019
Oh, I thought the purple splotches were bruising from damage to her face , hence concussion. It’s hard to keep up with all the details.
May 19, 2019
I'm not a medical professional, but I'm decently sure that "people with a concussion aren't allowed to sleep" trope is an urban myth. I think they have to be checked for signs that their condition isn't worsening every couple hours--which would involve waking them up if they are asleep--but not that they have to stay awake for the duration of the concussion. I mean, how would that even work? A concussion takes a fairly long time to heal, no one would be able to stay awake that long without incurring further brain damage from the lack of sleep, if not expiring from it.

That said, Tabitha should count herself fortunate that giving Annie a colder over the shoulder boulder holder didn't result in something a lot worse to worry about than a little bit of bruised grey matter.
May 24, 2019
The things Tabitha says aren't always the truth. Sometimes she says something to justify what she already wanted to do. I think it's more likely she couldn't sleep until she knew Annie was okay.
May 5, 2020
It is a myth, it comes from the fact that it's important for them to be awake at the start because it's important for diagnosis then sleep is encouraged after, but I'm not an expert either.
May 23, 2019
Hmm, look, looking. I can see why you think it's clunky. BUT, imho and experience. Uh, yeah that exactly shows to human condition when waking like that.
And while some might not like the jump, this makes sense from the characters viewpoint. Is it jarring? Yes, but sometimes the most jarring ones work the best because it makes people think and work things out. But, that's just me.
September 26, 2020
Is seems like Annie''s resourcefulness is stopping her from advancing to level 2. She doesn't really rely on the suit so it doesn't seem to respond to the stress.