Commencement: Chapter Five, Page Ten

It would hardly be a complete chapter without a full-color, single-panel page of Michiko being imagined dissolving into liquid.

Commencement:  Chapter Five, Page Ten

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Commencement: Chapter Five, Page Nine

Staff meeting! Plus a shout-out for Nein Quarterly and its many fans. I think you can actually buy that mug somewhere. Eric, tell us where! I’m sure my readers want to fetishize your commodities…

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Commencement: Chapter Five, Page Seven

Corwin is right. Mad science, like anything else worthwhile in life, requires commitment.

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Commencement: Chapter Four, Page Twenty-Four

I hope Peter Straub can forgive us our obscure meta-fictional reference.

Corwin lays out a trail.

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Commencement: Chapter Four, Page Ten

Somewhere in my notes there was once an indication of an unhappy past history between Aloysius and Michiko, and this is its survival into the main narrative.

Tension between Aloysius Kim and Michiko Maeda.

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Commencement: Chapter Four, Page Seven

The friends gather at a dark site. Special kudos to those of you who recognize the lyric that Jireen is using as a passphrase.

Jireen meets Aloysius at a hiding place he picked out.

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Where Am I? Chapter Five, Page Four

Buck’s dream draws on characters both from history and this narrative.

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Where Am I? Chapter Two, Page Twenty-Three

One gets the sense that Buck isn’t that used to striking out.

Buck hits on Michiko Maeda, gets blown off.

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