Today’s comic was half an hour late because in addition to Selkie and school work, I am also currently trying to save a galaxy from total annihilation by malevolent machines.

My name is Commander Shepard, and I approve this lame excuse.

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I sometimes google trawl for adoption-related articles for background research on the comic, and Heather's minor panic attack was inspired by one. The article described an adoptive mothers experience taking her daughter to see Despicable Me.

At the scene where the three girls get taken back to the orphanage for being too demanding of Grue's time, the kid started hyperventilating and had to be taken out of the theater until she calmed down.