I had an unreasonable amount of fun making this page.  Especially panels 2 and 3, even though Jovi’s face was NOT cooperating for the longest time.  In the sketch San is even more self-satisfied and Lena… just makes me laugh to look at her.  Check it out here.  Also, enjoy my chicken scratch writing.

Okay, quick background stuff so Ten’s concern makes a little more sense:

Visia is pretty much the kilms’ version of beer.  Cheap, common, and available in a variety of strengths and flavors.  The only other time we’ve seen Ten with an intoxicant was back on pages 123/124 (thanks for posting the link for people a page back, SRES!).  That was a different drink (merum, similar to visia but made from a different plant base and a bit stronger.)

Papaver is one that hasn’t been mentioned in-comic before.  It’s a harder drug that can be used in a variety of ways, including mixing it in with food or drink.  Ten’s never had it before, but has seen what hardcore long term use can do to people (hint: nothing good) and is understandably a bit hesitant to cross that threshold.

On an almost completely unrelated note, I want to recommend the documentary “Happy” to anyone in need of a smile.  It’s streaming on Netflix, but I’m willing to bet it’s other places on the internet for free if you’re not a Netflix person.  I finished up the last bit of this update while watching it. :)

Oh, and if anyone’s having trouble with the dimness of the panels, let me know and I’ll lighten things up a bit.

Happy November, everyone!

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