Everything is fiiiiiiiine.
I made y’all a page, and none of my coworkers helped! They don’t have thumbs or anything, but still. Lazy jerks. Just look at these slackers. 👇
You know what? You KNOW what?? Every student is sitting in this cafeteria right now. So orderly! NOBODY IS WALKING. Nor are there tables adjacent in the camera direction we can see in. They’re all, like, over… there. Off panel. I have spent 48 hours now angsting over the backgrounds for this page and am wholly unsatisfied with them. So screw it.
Please enjoy Maddy’s adorable awkwardness, because Maddy is the GOAT 🐐 and if you don’t agree, just, I dunno. @ me, I guess? Or don’t.
If anyone is keeping track of how many times characters blush, you’d better update your chart today. And let me know who’s winning: Biiku or Maddy? 😳
Is this the Meet Cute? Or was that earlier? How long does a single instance of Meet Cute Last?
I spent an inordinate amount of time on this page, mostly banging my head against the wall trying to figure out the best way to draw a new complicated background that would be seen from multiple angles and with a zillion background characters milling around. Also, UGH, background characters. 😭
I don’t have a great solution as it stands, but I got to the point where I knew I needed to just suck it up and draw some off angles by hand and let the perfectionism go. It was becoming an excuse to procrastinate and get all anxious over nothing. Anyway, it’s up now! Page 50 is already inked, and 51 is partly inked, so let’s see how quickly I can pump those out if I stop giving myself an aneurysm over the cafeteria. 😤
Slow clap for Amanda, bein’ a real friendo rn. Good job reading the mood. Also, I lied last update. There’s one more page in this chapter after this page, then we’re on to Chapter 3.
There’s only one page left in this chapter! Not counting this one! Chapter 3 takes place in a new setting sooooooo… I’ve got some backgrounds to draw, y’all. It’s outdoors, but I don’t know if that makes it easier or not. I haven’t decided how much city background you’ll be able to see which is the biggest factor. While I don’t want to be lazy, I also don’t want to spend 20 hours creating scene backgrounds you won’t actually be able to see properly anyway.