On hiatus - next update October 6 2010...
Understanding Terran Culture Support Group: A slight detour from the preceding pages - and a chance to look at some of the other goings on at the Magellan Academy. All the characters in today's update have been seen at least once somewhere over the last 500+ pages! In panel 2 we see clockwise (from the 'cat lady'):

  • Jaqi Leffee: member of faculty; first significant appearance on page 4.149; teaches business studies and costume design.
  • Lyta: first year cadet; most notable appearance to date on pages 2.40 thru 2.44; she's a 'demi-goddess'from the realm of Arkan.
  • Gifford Foss: first year cadet; recently had his own origin story Reckless Hero; he's a Grorb goblin from the realm of Byron.
  • Chiq: first year cadet; he (yes... he) hasn't really had any notable appearances to date - but can be seen in the background of a number earlier scenes; he's an alien from the planet Pareya.
  • Jenna Zots: first year cadet; she also hasn't had any notable appearances so far but like wise has been seen in a few scenes; she's a Forn demoness from the realm of Fassique (a number of her people also live on Earth as refugees).
  • Briar O'Hennessy: second year cadet; glimpsed briefly on page 4.212; she's from the realm colloquially known as 'Centaur Ireland' since apparently it's almost the same as Ireland on Earth except everyone is a centaur/centauress.
  • Dane: member of faculty; briefly seen on page 1.19 (yes, a loooong time ago); it (genderless) teaches Xenology and hails from the planet Haaj.
  • Fatima Hussein: first year cadet; has had many notable appearances - like the one on pages 2.20-2.23 (which may or may not be relevant to the rest of this story...); she's a cephelamaid from the underwater kingdom PherNia (on Earth).
  • Polly Tenu: third year cadet; first notable appearance on page 4.161; she's a shape changer from the realm of Shlos.
  • V'reis Bol-lob Sier'v: third year cadet; first notable appearance was also on page 4.161; he's a phaser (ie. walks through solid objects) from the realm of Akti-itka.
  • Bif Zots: sixth year cadet; briefly glimpsed on page 1.16; like Jenna he's a Fassique Forn demon. They're cousins.
You'll notice that the majority of them come from other realms (other dimensional Earths) which, to my mind at least, explains their similarities to Earth humans/terrans.

Jenna: yes, she does have has cloven hooves and a prehensile tail - the Forn (her people) are demons after all!

There are norms and then there are "norms"...

Jenna Zots: You might notice her eyes are now red (with yellow pupils) - this is a new look. I've gone back over the last few pages and made this change - at some point (for continuity's sake) I will do that with all previous appearances of Jenna and other Forn characters (there are a few!)The change was made for no other reason than cosmetic purposes - I wanted to demon up the look of the Forn... I've written a bit about why in the blog and forum.

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Archives: The Magellan archives are free! Some quick stepping stones to the start of each chapter are available below. Happy reading:
Wannabe The Great Leap Forward Daze
Chapter 1: Wannabe: It all begins here... Kaycee heads off for Magellan Academy, the origin of Brelvis, Go!Anna takes on a small mystery, plus many characters are introduced - Nadine, Fatima, Freya, Tom, Charisma, Wombat-man and Epoch.
Chapter 2: The Great Leap Forward: Kaycee faces up to her first moment of truth... will she be able to stand toe-to-tentacle with the best of her fellow cadets? Go!Anna's investigations go awry and Brelvis cuts loose.
Chapter 3: Daze: Go!Anna has a piece of the puzzle to her investigations - little does she realise it leads to greater, more deadly problems. Introduces Bugle, Captain Victoria and Master Drake. Brelvis and Freya show up too!

Bad Karma Reckless Hero Buying the Stairway to Heaven
Chapter 4: Bad Karma: Karma's not who she pretends to be and she's woven a complex web of deceit within the very the heart of the Magellan Academy. She has a number of targets in her sights... including Kaycee.
Reckless Hero: A story featuring cadet Gifford Foss with guest art by Jean-François Poulin. Gifford has been branded a reckless adventurer by his own people - the goblin Grorb of Byronia - but when the rampaging Rolf attack the Grorb's village can Gifford come to he rescue?
Buying the Stairway to Heaven: A Magellan/Mindmistress crossover story. Mindmistress has dropped in to Magellan for a bit of tutoring time with hyper-brainy cadet Rochelle Kwan. Unknown to them both, Mindmistress has brought an unwelcome guest.

Magellan History: A ten page backgrounder into the history of the Magellan Universe up to the end of Chpter 1. Read it here...

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