7 October 2018 at 22:32:11 MDT
Oh hey, we exist again! I got a bit side-tracked from working on this comic this summer because hey, summer. Heh, we don't get a ton of actually nice weather up her in northern Illinois, so I gotta take what I can get. So, between trail running, swimming, and working on my big crazy animation project (that kinda didn't get any love at the beginning of the year, when New Normal was actually updating weekly), time working on New Normal's been limited. Soooo yeah.
So, New Normal doesn't have the same level of priority as it did way back in February, but it ain't dead. Not sure what the new update schedule will be, basically I currently have times in the day that are New Normal time, times that are for IDM or It Doesn't Matter, the big stupid animation project I've been working on, and times that are "Sonic needs to go for a run, or he will die," times. Also "Sonic wants to start a fuckin' Equine massage business, oh gods why!" times. Which are of course, the most likely times during which I've been working on New Normal, since dedicating time to a comic like this is a great way of avoiding the big scary thing I want to do, but am scared of. Because it is scary. What can I say, I'm predictable in how I handle (or don't handle) things that scare me or make me uncomfortable, avoidance is the name of the game. So that's fun!
Buuuut, right! This page! For those who don't know hooves do grow continuously, the concern isn't he'll wear his hooves down to nothing forever or nothing, the concern is that it's a sign of wear-and-tear on his body that could have more permanent ramifications, since, yanno, his growth plates aren't closed yet. Heh, Liz'll mention that next page...whenever it happens!
Man, that bottom montage of doom, though. it was kinda a pain in the ass to figure out, and I kinda lazed out on in ultimately, in the name actually getting the page done. Whee. Soooo, kinda doesn't come up immediately, like in this scene at all, but Shine's job is delivering car parts. Relevant part is that it's physically challenging, so that's what I wanted to demonstrate in the montage of doom, but yanno, given webcomic format, and that I'm not sure how long until I post the next page, might as well state that here and now.