The New Normal - Issue One: Hiding - Page 8 by SonicSpirit

The New Normal - Issue One: Hiding - Page 8

SonicSpirit

31 October 2018 at 19:29:04 MDT

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Woo hoo, growth plates!

I'm tentatively gonna say that the new update schedule is gonna be the first of the month. We'll try this out. I really like playing with this comic, but I also have other projects I really want to work on that somewhat take precedence.

EDIT: Whoops! I didn't realize that growth plates are apparently semi-obscure? Growth plates are soft areas at the ends of the bones of kids and any young animal, and they're where the growing happens. Injuries or fractures in those areas can potentially permanently fuck shit up, and that can be acute (i.e. "I fell and broke my arm") or chronic (i.e. repetitive stress) injuries. "The growth plate, also known as the epiphyseal plate or physis, is the area of growing tissue near the end of the long bones in children and adolescents. Each long bone has at least two growth plates: one at each end. The growth plate determines the future length and shape of the mature bone. When growth is complete--sometime during adolescence--the growth plates close and are replaced by solid bone."

It's pretty hilarious that people were confused by this, because I wrote that line to expand on Liz's objections to Shine's job. Wasn't actually that clear, apparently!

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