Page 37-38: Stragglers on the Roof

Greetings! This week I am safely settled in my new abode and getting into the swing of the new day job. This means that I am comfortable enough with the new setup to resume the usual 2-page-per-fortnight upload schedule. Huzzah!

This time, Mel and Singh make it to the underground access elevator for the Archer building, bypassing the alien craft that blocks the surface elevator. But there are a couple final surprises left in store for them…

Chapter 2 is now entering its finale and will be concluded in just a couple more updates.

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The next upload is slated for Sunday 10th October 2021.

Page 36: Laser Beats Doorframe

Greetings! Sadly, there will be only the one page this time as I have been moving house and finding myself without a computer for a week afterwards.

But it’s a good page, I promise!

While traversing the old Ratway tunnels beneath the , Singh continues to annoy the executive with her ramblings. Mel takes a very direct approach to defeating a locked door.

Like Page 33, this is a case of character development filling in an otherwise quiet moment. The new page is available below:

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The next upload is slated for Sunday 26th September 2021.

Pages 34-35: Tunnels and Aircraft

Greetings! At long last, Mel and Singh have the Archer Building in sight, and are ready to grab the scientist and get them to safety. Nice and simple, right? They’ll be done with this errand in no time.

Sigh. There’s always a complication.

These pages were a lot of fun to make and prominently features a close up shot of the smaller alien craft we first saw (in exceptionally low detail) back on Page 16.

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The next upload is slated for Sunday 12th September 2021.

Pages 32-33: It’s Been A Long Road (Getting to the Archer Building)

Greetings! Now that I have made that frankly awful joke in the title, today’s pages have Mel and Singh embarking out into Gatehouse City and make their way to the coast. There, the Archer Building awaits, with an imperiled scientist within.

While writing what passes as a script these pages, I found myself in a bit of a writers block figuring out how best to transition from the shuttle landing to the upcoming drama at Archer.

After a frankly embarrassing amount of time, I remembered that people often talk about things that aren’t currently occurring in front of their very eyes. Perhaps having the characters do so could fill the time between action set pieces and maybe deepen our understanding of their backgrounds and motivations…

That’s right, ladies and gentlemen, we have some character backstory and kinda-sorta development! I’m almost a competent writer!

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The next upload is slated for Sunday 29th August 2021, although I am currently making arrangements for moving to a different city around that time so there may have to be a schedule adjustment by a day or so, depending on how things go.

Pages 30-31: Happy Landings

Greetings! Today the teasing ends! They’ve landed. Singh and Mel are now on the surface of Bastion and are getting ready to go rescue a hapless scientist! Huzzah!

This will be the last time we see the spacesuits for a while. Farewell, weirdly restrictive shoulder pads, we will meet again one day. Maybe in the next chapter.

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The next upload is slated for Sunday 15th August 2021.

Pages 28-29: Called Out

Greetings! This week a familiar voice is heard over the radio as Mel and Singh are suddenly presented with an important mission.

Eagle eyed readers may already be able to tell who has issued the pair with their task. Either from the colour of the text box, or by simply being aware of who the only other previously-seen character not currently warped away on a spaceship is.

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The next upload is slated for Sunday 1st August 2021.

Pages 25-27: An Accidental Celebration

Greetings! Today is the 4th of July, the day when the United States of America celebrates the moment that they didn’t actually need Britain’s help to ruin everything for everyone, thank you very much, and the two nations have been competing to out-ruin the other ever since.

I was rather surprised to realise that Chapter 2 was slated to debut on this holiday. Not being American myself, the event doesn’t often cross my mind unless my attention is directly brought to it. So when I uploaded the last pages of Chapter 1: Damage Report two weeks ago and checked my calendar for what date the Sunday after next would be, I was rather taken aback.

As such, I promise that the state Mel and Singh find their planet in when they make landfall is not some sort of commentary on the matter. I do hope that my American readers enjoy the fireworks regardless and wish a merry Independence Day upon them.

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The next upload is slated for Sunday 18th July 2021.

Pages 22-24: Damage Report Submitted

Greetings! Today, we have a special 3-page release as Chapter 1 of Lyrae comes to a close. Mel and Singh are finally poised to reach the surface of Bastion while the rest of the Lyrae-3 crew are forced to retreat from the planet’s orbit.

In two weeks, the first pages of the second chapter, Contact, will begin, following Mel and Singh as they seek to reconnect with the Perimeter.

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The next upload is slated for Sunday 4th July 2021.

Pages 20-21: Things Get Purple

Greetings! This fortnight’s set of pages sees Harv employing a split-second scheme to buy Mel and Singh as much time as possible to board the stricken Lyrae-6.

What could he be up to?

In the meantime the alien invaders continue to hunt down the crew, we learn a bit more about the Lyrae-3’s capabilities, and Singh develops a backache.

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The next upload is slated for Sunday 20th June 2021.

Pages 18-19: Clotheslining a Spaceship

Greetings! In today’s new pages we see Mel’s last-minute backup plan put into action. With Singh’s help, she attempts a rather unorthodox boarding action on the crippled Lyrae-6.

This seems safe…

Meanwhile, the rest of the crew still have the small issue of a hostile warship investigating the commotion…

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The next upload is slated for Sunday 6th June 2021.