On Location At The Beach Cleaning
This comic was a day late because my computer kept crashing/freezing whatever while working on the backgrounds. I gave up when I had to wake up in 5 hours for a very full day. I had rebooted too many times to mess with it any further, and I didn’t have any finished backgrounds yet.
Part of the problem was the 3D model and all the destruction adding more polygons to calculate. I’m glad that I’m finally finished using this inefficient model and can go back to the regular model. The other part of the problem is that I’m doing 3D on a 4 year old laptop. I’m tempted to buy a cheap desktop computer instead of saving up for something powerful, just so I can get a modern computer sooner. And later I would add a $200 graphics card because Blender’s new render engine can use it.
You might have noticed that the apartments platform is tilted. Or you might not have, because the speech bubbles cover it up mostly. You may not even know where the apartments platform is, because the comic has never gone there. There was going to be a comic where we see when a ballast fails on that platform, but as I was scripting the comic itself, the timing just didn’t work as well in comic form. So as bonus content because of the comic being late(but mostly because it’s relevant to this comic), here’s that comic idea as I wrote it in my ideas file:
One of the ballasts will fail, causing a corner of the island to tilt. Guy orders somebody to release the docking clamps on the apartments. Camera shows the computer screen saying that clamp stress was detected & the clamps were automatically disengaged. “Clamps are released.” “Wow, that was fast. Good work. You should get a raise for your quick action.” “Erm, sure.”
Actually, have it say it was disconnected via a room in the Lemming capitol. They beat the ferrets to it.
In the end, I decided that the docking clamps would have taken even less time to disengage than what Guy considered to be fast.
Oh, and the pegasus drones? Why yes, I did intend for that to be a My Little Pony reference, thank you very much. Pegasus RD10 also lowered the temperature to be 20% cooler.