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  • Ha well no hallucinatory story for me thank you kind sir 😉 Honestly I don’t think that one is my jam. The art in the beginning seems great but some of what you share next leaves me dubious.

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    • Hahaha they are very trippy! As for the art showcased here, there is one picture in the gallery I show where you actually see cover art on the left, which is not part of the story, to un-confuse you quickly hahah

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  • Nice nursery rhymes you have there, Lashaan! 🤣🤣🤣
    Cool review! But I don’t get the vibe that it’s a comic for me – so I think I’ll pass 😉

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    • Hahaha it’s fun to occasionally check out those stand-alone non-superheroe stories. You never know what you could discover. But yes… This might not have what we both desire in our stories hahah 😛

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  • I thought cats’ egos were too big for them to ever become disillusioned! 😉

    On a blog note, what caused you to make the pictures a manual slideshow instead of an automatic one? I like it, that way I can look at one pix and not have to wait until it cycles around again.

    And with you being a dotcom, are you having to deal with the block editor from wordpress.com or are you hosted elsewhere and so using other tools?

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    • Hahahah fair point! This cat must be truly different for the sake of the story! 😛

      It’s how the block editor now does gallery slideshows. I do truly appreciate that you enjoy it like this, I too find it easier to enjoy the pictures like this. It even has a “click and drag” feature (probably even cooler on a tablet or something) instead of just clicking on the arrows too. 😀

      I’m a wordpress.com blog indeed and not in their business plan too. Like most of us, I too have the option to use that “classic” editor feature but I’ve gotten used to the “block” editor now and still learning the ropes for certain features. I feel like I need to play around with the HTML codes more often if I want to do fancy things too now hahah

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      • Ahhh, good to know it was all the block editor’s idea then. I’m sorry it is changing things on you.

        My issue is that we shouldn’t have to “code” more just to write a post. I don’t know what I’m going to do…

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  • This one is new to me but it brought to mind another short comic series I’d read a while back and thoroughly enjoyed called We3, written by Grant Morrison. It was also a sci-fi tale, written from the perspective of 3 animals (dog, cat, rabbit) that’ve been turned into cyborg killers, or at least that’s what their creators intended.

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    • Oh man. Grant Morrison during his days with Vertigo comics was beyond his time hahahah I still need to read We3 though and hopefully I’ll get around to his stuff since I’m a huge fan of his work in general! He challenges our imagination in unimaginable ways!

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  • “What he doesn’t know is that his abilities are used for much sinister plans that rhyme with galaxy domination” When I read this I laughed so loudly and strangely my husband came to check on me. You slay me.

    I’m with you on the artwork. Wow! The cover alone intrigued me greatly. I cycled through your photos at the bottom a few times before I read the review based purely on the cover. So. Pretty. And so silly! I like silliness sometimes in sci-fi. It takes itself too seriously too often.

    Can you elaborate a bit more on the half-baked ideas comment? I don’t want to say more until I hear you elaborate, because I think I might be interpreting that differently than you mean it…

    I’m frustrated for you with the hallucinatory episode concluding the story. Moments like that always frustrated me — don’t undermine you own story like that!

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    • Hahahahaha I’m happy that it made you laugh that much! It is an idea that’s quite extreme in itself. 😛

      It is indeed great artwork. Although it’s short, it was fun to sift through the artwork. I think the silly parts you identified are actually “cover art” integrated in between each chapter! The rest is actual artwork. 😀

      Because of the length, a lot of the big ideas in this one are superficially explored. For example, the main idea of invading planets to get a good energy source is essentially a nod towards pollution before shifting it towards simply colonization of planets for planet domination hahaha

      Yep, such an unsatisfying ending. Unless, of course, the reader just wants to be amazed by the visual experience. Then it’s a huge win. 😀

      Thank you for reading and being so inquisitive, Jackie! I love it! 😀

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