In one of those rare cases where I actually get things done ahead of time, I managed to get both of this week’s updates done last weekend, so I can actually have them uploaded early for once, imagine that!
I’ve concluded since awhile back that while I have some pages that are primarily funny, or primarily plot advancement or primarily combat.. pretty much every page is a character page in some form. Now with three people wandering, we can get to work with simply letting their characters play off against oneanother. It’s part of what makes Beyond the Tree move very slowly story-wise, but I’ve come to think it’s also one of the key things present in its own little niché. Ultimately, I think story is something that comes to life between the interactions and relationships of characters, with plot simply being the underlying guide for everything to come to form.
And yes, this indeed means we have one character who is sometimes called “Te” (Te’len, by Tiny) and another who is sometimes called “Tee” (Tiny, by Hani). Aren’t nicknames grand?