Stopgap II – Revenge of the Stopgap


Well, the long-announced move has taken place, so now we can proceed and get around to the similarly-announced technical problems. ^_^;

For example: the theme hasn’t been installed yet, and the archives of past strips haven’t been migrated, and the comment function doesn’t work yet. BUT! There IS a website, and I can post this strip on schedule. It’s definitely something, and work on the other issues mentioned above continues, so please bear with us some more. The new theme should be in place by Thursday, and the archives should also start to show back up around that time, although probably not all at once. ^_^; I should get a shortcut for that embarrassed smiley, I think I’ll be using it a lot. ^_^;

Now, to today’s strip, the second one of the new chapter. It continues very much in the vein of the first one, but imparts some new and additional information: there are not only birds living in the Evergreen Forest! And: while the other animals living there are, by necessity, accustomed to the birds’ musical predilections, there are limits to their patience and tolerance. ._. I guess it was my fault, a bit…I shouldn’t have mentioned that ‘circle of life’ thing in the narration.

Anyway, today’s take-away lesson is: It’s a jungle out there!

More on Mon…uh, Thursday, when we’ll introduce a rather critical member of the non-avian population of the Evergreen Forest.

And here’s last Thursday’s strip and comment again, for easy reference – as I said, this should all work a little more elegantly by Thursday:

Welcome to Chapter Seven of the B-movie Comic! As the title probably gives away immediately, this chapter is going to have a bit of a fantasy theme. So this first strip establishes a theme-appropriate setting: a vast forest. Not that forests are terribly fantastic per se, but fantasy forest tend to be a bit more foresty than their real-life counterparts. And, while real-life forest usually have boring names based on their geographical location, fantasy forest tend to have more evocative ones.

And for this forest here, a location-based name wasn’t really an option to begin with, since the wider location remains indeterminate for the time being. And indeterminate location forest</> just doesn’t have that fantasy vibe to it. So Evergreen forest it is, and of course it wasn’t hard to find a justification for such a name. It’s simple: all of the birds here swallowed copies of the Great American Songbook and have been stuck on it ever since. You can imagine what the rest of the local fauna feels about that. >_>

The birds depicted are fantasy species as well, of course. The left one is a psitacopus dinomartinus, and the right one a paradigalla sinatra. Oh, wait…Latin doesn’t really fit into a fantasy setting. Itacopuspsay inomartinusday and aradigallapay inatrasay. There, better.