Monday, 25 December 2017

Holiday Singalong 2017

AUTHOR ASIDE:

Just when you thought there wouldn't be an aside in 2017, here we are. I took medical leave in mid-October, ultimately resumed my serial, and with it wrapping up yesterday, I plan to return to the comic next month (while my serial website airs some reruns, and I work on "Time Untied" in the background). Maybe I can even create a backlog before second semester, plus there's a Discord chat for Any ~Qs coming up in February.

As to the yearly tradition of a Christmath parody? It survives. I wrote one Saturday Dec 16th (after a few false starts), and performed it at the school holiday assembly with a measure of success. There is no video for it at this point, and I'm not sure if I'll do one. It's rather a lot of effort for what's been very little payoff. Let let me know if you think it's worth it, I suppose.

With all that said, looking forward to seeing you in 2018. Here is "Triangles Rock".



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Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Halloween 2017



Just some drawing therapy as my characters dress up. Bonus points if you recognize who they are meant to be.


QT: We wear the ears better.
QQT: Sure, whatever.

Monday, 23 October 2017

S9.325 - Magic Writes



"Die" being the singular of "dice", with the "magic rite" being Hyper somehow creating them.

And that's it. I managed to go for 52 weeks straight. I'd hoped for more, but it's been massively touch-and-go this month. Teaching computer science is killing me. I can't continue to do things I enjoy; they don't bring me joy any more. Oct 18th was another zero-pageview day (across 280+ posts) anyway.

So we're on indefinite hiatus. Probably until 2018. More information here. Thanks for reading, I'll keep mirroring on Tapas, hopefully. Go check out (x, why?), a math comic celebrating its 10th anniversary soon.

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ELLY: For super heroism, my sidekick GPS can take over.
LONGU: GPS would need a solo win to prove that to the public.
QLOGAN: Maybe we can arrange something?
LATTI: There’s also the matter of Ana’s columns.
ELLY: Simple. Ghost writing.
LONGU: Oh, of course...
LONGU: You die, your spirit becomes tied here.
HYPER: Die. Die. Die.
(Hyper flicks dice at Longu.)

Monday, 16 October 2017

S9.324 - Super Markets



Someone should tell Longu that “Password” has been off the air since 1975. (There were revivals, granted.) No one likes passwords now. Not the hackers who have to crack them, or the people, who have to remember all of them.

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PARA: So the ana lemma wasn’t part of a proof at all.
LONGU: It’s proof we need Ana to stay here.
LATTI: Ana’s news columns about SuperEllipse? The mystery of her origins? It’s been great for tourism. We can’t lose that.
QCOSEC: Hey, if you want war...
ELLY: No, stop! Let’s talk.
HYPER: Can we help them to market?
PARA: I'm pretty sure removing your pangea password would help.
LONGU: I like quoting ‘You. Shall Not. Pass.’

Monday, 9 October 2017

S9.323 - Identity Property



The multiplicative identity property? It means multiplication by one gives you back what you started with. Maybe Elly needed a better disguise.

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LATTI & LONGU: (holding frying pans) Not so fast!
NIS: Take them out. We’re at war.
ELLY: No. They set you up. For where there is injustice, I come to put it right.
LONGU: SuperEllipse, glad you came. Except you cannot leave geography... Ana Lemma.
ELLY: You learned my secret identity?
LATTI: Duh. The analemma’s the pattern of the sun based on Earth’s tilt and elliptical orbit.
QLOGAN: It’s the what now?
LONGU: Seriously, did you do any research before showing up?

Monday, 2 October 2017

S9.322 - Read My Ellipse



The superellipse is a real thing. It allows an exponent other than 2, and uses absolute value bars. There are technically two types, the hypoellipse (exponent under 2) and hyperellipse (exponent over 2). It’s also known as the Lamé Curve, hence Hyper’s comment. Finally, an explanation for the 2017 banner on Facebook.
Oh, did you check the mouseover? This is comic #100!

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HYPER: I can’t seem to magic our way out.
NIS: You’d need Sigma. This calls for science!
QCOSEC: Shhh. Hear that?
SFX: *CRASH*
ELLY: Down from the sky! She’s absurd, likes flat planes, she’s... SuperEllipse! And she's ready to return to math.
HYPER: S-So lamé.
ELLY: I’ve missed you too, Hyper.

Monday, 25 September 2017

S9.321 - Math Busters



The trouble with busting a myth using statistics is the backfire effect. People will forget the evidence and only remember the untruth, particularly if it's something they already believed. A phenomenon which "The Oatmeal" already dealt with earlier this year... wait, assuming the phenomenon exists?
If only math could be clear cut.

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QSINE: So, what math myths can the tourism project address?
QCOTAN: ‘Only certain people can do math.’
QROOT: ‘Boys are better at math.’
VERSINE: ‘Math is all rules, no art.’
QSINE: Versine, you’re on board?
VERSINE: I stir up controversy, Sine. It’s my thing. I even made us two signs to be like that TV show.
(VERSINE holds up 'Plausible' and 'Confirmed' signs.)
QSINE: QLyn, keep an eye on her?

Monday, 18 September 2017

S9.320 - Hi Scream



Things have to escalate quickly when there's only four panels. At least Slope got her ice cream, I'm sure you were worried about that.

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NIS: I’m tired of waiting. We’re leaving.
LATTI: No. You are our prisoners.
QCOSEC: Do that and you declare war on math.
LATTI: Fine.
(Latti slams and locks the door)
PARA: That escalated quickly.
QLOGAN: No worries. The others on our ship will come for us.
(On the ship:)
SIGNUM: AAAAAAAAAAAA!
SLOPE: No, I asked if you wanted ice cream.

Monday, 11 September 2017

S9.319 - Map Time



The "projection" joke forecasted by John Golden arrives. Inspired somewhat by Audrey McLaren sharing this article "Making Accurate Maps is Mathematically Impossible" some months back. Of course, I also used the multiple meaning of "dates" here.

"Mercator projection" for a map preserves shape and direction, but it makes Greenland look the size of Africa. Most modern cartographers don't use it any more. There are a number of map variations offered in the video at that prior link, and Hajime Narukawa created the AuthaGraph map and won a design award for it last year.

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PARA: We're not changing our minds about seeing Ana.
QCOSEC: So bring her already. It's been hours.
LATTI: You don't even know her significance, do you.
HYPER: Were we supposed to?
LATTI: You math types, with your mercator maps.
LATTI: You're the reason people don't know country sizes. You're why our time zones get so screwed up. You're why I don't get dates!
QLOGAN: Now you're projecting.
LATTI: That is the only way to make 2D maps from a 3D globe.

Monday, 4 September 2017

S9.318B - Meme Nostalgia



I decided that if the "distracted boyfriend" meme was still around on Labour Day weekend that I'd do something with it. (Here's the history behind said meme, if you weren't aware. Hey, I've tackled a meme before.)

I feel like this image works on a few levels:
1. Society and Statistical Literacy believe they are getting along just fine, until Mathematics Education enters the picture.
2. Society wants to return to Mathematics Education as it used to be ("rules based"?), while Statistical Literacy begs to differ.
3. Society is nostalgic for the days when Mathematics Education was cosine curves, not Statistics.
Here's a good TED Talk to watch next.

Also, I've launched my comic on the Tapas site! From the start, so now's your chance to subscribe and see all the early strips three times per week. Thanks for reading here, at the least.

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COSINE (labelled "20th Century Mathematics Education") is being checked out by RECI (labelled "Information Society") to the chagrin of PARAB (labelled "Statistical Literacy").

Monday, 28 August 2017

S9.318 - Turn the Fables



Fractal City being a ‘myth’ has come up before.
Back in our world, there’s also a questionable book “The Math Myth”, which itself contains myths... please have someone proofread your mathematics before you publish.

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GAMMA: So what exactly do your cards say?
QROOT: ‘Come and learn about myths.’
GAMMA: That's not a bad hook.
ROOT: Hey, there are mathematical myths and legends...
QROOT: We'll use it as a theme - from myth to math, greek symbols, myths and lemmas, finally revealed!
ROOT: And we can rename ourselves Fractal City.
CANTOR: Root, no. That’s not a myth, it’s my home.

Monday, 21 August 2017

S9.317 - Dis A Vowel



I hope they don’t rely on those cards. I’ve been handing some out for over five years now to no effect.

Depending on where you are, be careful with today's eclipse! (I'm in Eastern Canada, so I'm waiting for April 2024.)

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ROOT: AAAAAAAAAAAA!
GAMMA: What’s wrong?
QROOT: All these cards Root had printed misspelled ‘math’ as ‘myth’.
GAMMA: We need business cards?
QROOT: It’s part of the tourism project. What will we do now?
GAMMA: Well, screaming won’t help.
ROOT: I’d hoped to harvest replacement ‘A’s from my word balloon.

Monday, 14 August 2017

S9.316 - L'Attitude



There’s 360 degrees of longitude running east-west (180 each direction, with the prime meridian), but only 180 degrees of latitude running north-south (90 up and down plus the equator). The fact that her stripes are N-S yet horizontal tends to mix me up, am I the only one? (It doesn't help that I confuse east-west.)

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LATTI: Hello! Need a tour guide?
HYPER: Does everyone in geography wear stripes?
LONGU: No, it’s a longitude and latitude thing.
LATTI: Call me Latti!
LONGU: Did your group want anything specific?
QLOGAN: We’re from math. We seek Ana Lemma.
(Longu & Latti react)
LONGU: I’ll take them.
LATTI: No, you’d bring them full circle. Latitude only has range 180.

Monday, 7 August 2017

S9.315 - Pan-Pan Door Aha



“Pan-Pan” is an international urgency signal, not as bad as a “Mayday” because there’s no immediate danger. (It’s from the French, “en panne” or “broken down”. “Mayday” is also from the French, “M’Aider”.)

Meanwhile, “Pandora” is not necessarily spoken with a stutter. Do people read the titles? Also, "pangea" is the name for the original land mass before the continents drifted.

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COUNT VON BEAT: Hey Longu, some folks want geography. Who’s that again?
LONGU: Me. I’ll handle it.
(Math characters are gathered)
LONGU: Welcome to A geography. We're not Hetalia.
QCOSEC: Let’s start investigating then.
LONGU: Five can enter. If you state the password. Here’s your hint. (holds frying pan)
PARA: Pan? Gee, ahh...
LONGU: Pangea is correct, pass.

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

S9.314 - Who's the Bos?



Analogies can be interesting, if imperfect. I know MTBoS doesn't have a president (its power and its pitfall), but my comic does, after the 2016 Twitter vote (that most didn't connect to this blog).

For my two regular readers who don't know the connection, this video by Jason Slowbe from last week clarifies that's not a typo in the title. For my two regular readers who know the connection, better believe I revised this dialogue many times, hope it's taken in the right spirit. I think that's everyone out there?
Oh, for anyone discovering my secret club for the first time, the hairstyles are the graphs (that's the whole point) and also check out Jason's video if you haven't already.

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QUINN: As part of our math tourism plot, let's change the comic name. How do you pronounce ~Qs? Not Cues? Q Bars? Bah.
(QPARA reads TMC clipboard.)
QUINN: I bet even math people don't get the irrational pun! We're like some secret club here.
QPARA: People are welcome to join us here, or not... we do try.
QUINN: Except our whole point is to be maths inclusive. And funny.
QPARA: One personification cannot decide for our whole comic.
QUINN: I'm fixing community issues. I have DATA backing me up. I'll change, you don't need to join me.
QPARA: Um, we're in the SAME COMIC.
QUINN: So who chooses our name now, readers?
QSINE: I'm still the president.

Monday, 31 July 2017

S9.313 - Tan Lines



Less than 20 views on last week's stats video, eh? How about new 'tans, to go along with Tessie? The "tan" speaking in the last panel is naturally Tangent (aka Slope). If you're wondering why I'm calling them 'tans', well... you DO know about the Mascot-tan RPG, right? I think it's nice that XP-tan is still touring computer science despite being discontinued.

What might really blow your mind is the fact that Ella Mental is now a recurring character. (No? Nothing? Tough crowd.)

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HYPER + NIS: We seek Geography!
STAN ZAH: Seeking the unknown; You have found poetry here; I cannot help you.
PARA: Is this geography?
ELLA MENTAL: No, this is Ella’s Chemistry Cosplay. Nice bunny ears!
QLOGAN: Looking for... geo... graphy...
AYEL YEW: (holding flyer) XP-Tan’s giving a CompSci concert, wanna come??
SLOPE: I’m trying to find ice cream.
(COUNT VON BEAT stares at her)
RHYS: Slope, I’m sure there’s some on the ship.

Monday, 24 July 2017

S9.312b - We'll Want Stats

ParaB walked up to the President, who was sipping a glass of water in Maud's bar.

"QSine? Here's the thing," the conic parabola began. "We need you to sign an executive order, which will allow us to run a serial sequence off-panels."

The trigonometry woman looked up. "Like we do at Christmas?"

ParaB shook her head. "No, more. We want this sequence to be a Monday update, within the continuity of PREVIOUS and NEXT."

QSine frowned. "But why? And who's advocating for this?"


ParaB pointed back over towards a group of assembled math personifications. "A bunch of us. Because here's the thing, you know how, this past December, last year's Cubic Formula Song Parody had topped 100 views?"

QSine nodded, having another sip of water.

"It's nearly reached 700 now."

QSine spat her water out all over the table. "600 views in 6 months?! Our last Christmas song barely has 20 views for the same time period."

"And the Christmas song wasn't in a continuity of PREVIOUS and NEXT," ParaB said, crossing her arms. "So for the new Statistics video, which we've been planning over the last couple weeks, we want to draw more attention to it. I mean, when you think about it, Stats is even more important than Cubics. Plus it doesn't help that, with the whole Twitter Math Camp thing going on soon, it'll be easy for educators to miss this one."

QSine blotted the water as best as she could with some napkins. "What's the new video use?"

"It's the tune of a Savage Garden song, one which was also used in a recent anime. There's shout-outs. It'll be cool."

QSine looked back up. "Well, maybe. I don't think we can put it on the Index page for Series 9 though... you really think mere continuity will help?"

ParaB shrugged. "Given how this site still gets zero view days across close to 270 posts of material? We actually don't know. Which is kind of the point. Can't hurt, and gives us some data. Woo, data!"

QSine looked back over to the others who were watching them, then back to ParaB. She half smiled. "Can I be in this video too?"

ParaB smiled back. "For sure."

President QSine pulled out a pen. "Consider your approval granted, retroactively. You think people coming here will click on the video link? Or for that matter, will have even read this far?"

ParaB ran her palm down over her face. "Gawd I hope so."





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Monday, 17 July 2017

S9.312 - Over Board



"Lemmata" is an acceptable plural for "lemma" (which is like a mini-theorem). Hence, "Hakuna" (from Swahili, there is not) and "Lemma" (from Greek, something is assumed). Assume nothing!

With another shout-out to Tessie there, know that recently, pentagon tiling has solved a century old math problem. The other big math news this week: Maryam Mirzakhani, the first woman to win the Fields medal, died from cancer. Cancer sucks.

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PARA: We’ve found that publicity bulletin board Tessie mentioned.
NIS: Seems to be for elective courses.
QLOGAN: Hmm... tape our flyer up anyway.
 (Flyer: Come to Math for Equality!)
HYPER: Hey...
HYPER: ...someone trying to get our attention here?
 (Flyer Piece: Geography. Home of AnaLEMMA. Hint, hint.)
PARA: What are they trying to prove?
QLOGAN: Hakuna lemmata?

Monday, 10 July 2017

S9.311 - Hear We Go



Cubic splines are a real thing for curve approximations. Maybe you’ve seen them mentioned in drawing programs (for interpolation)? Here’s a quick overview video. (First minute’s a simple explanation, last two minutes involve actual calculations.)

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RHYS: QCubi, can you come up with a hearing aid for Signum? She mishears QLogan’s orders.
QCUBI: Dammit Rhys, I do splines, not spines! Why does QLogan think I can be a medic? Just because QT did it?
RHYS: (thinks) Maybe since you’re as testy as ArcTan?
QCUBI: Anyway, Signum’s only here to point us back to Maud. What’s QLogan ordered her to do? Bring him tea?
RHYS: No. *sigh* That’s my job.
SLOPE: Tea? Come on, where’s the ice cream on this ship? I came along to relax.

Monday, 3 July 2017

S9.310 - Raze the Bar



A throwback to July 3, 2011, when Maud was in disguise.

I actually did a 3 panel comic in 2012, a year in, when I started this blog. In 2013, July included Art Asides. In 2014, I shut everything down, having less than 20 people interested. In 2015, I relaunched as this comic. In 2016, I maybe did have 20 people interested? Today the FB page has 35 likes.
Six years. 310 Entries, plus extras. Damn.

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MAUD: It’s six years to the day since I opened my math bar.
LYN: Oh? Feels like yesterday.
ROOT: Time runs weird here.
PARAB: There were breaks.
QSINE: You say #310 but it's only comic #88.
QCOTAN: 88 mph!
EXPONA: Readership is NOT exponential.
MAUD: Still, six years to the day...
MAUD: And now you want me to stop serving alcohol?!
QSINE: For tourism, Maud, high school tourism!

Monday, 26 June 2017

S9.309 - Tile And Error



It's the first "math-tan" to be associated with another subject, with my thanks to John's remark last week. The design was based on how there's only 3 tessellations with regular polygons (triangles, squares and hexagons), with a Schlafli symbol tossed in for good measure. There's an online tessellation artist at that link if you want to play around.

As an alternative link, the sign in the Connecticut deli asking to refrain from mathematics discussion has been explained.

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SIGNUM: Picking up an automated transmission.
QLOGAN: On screen.
SIGNUM: Ice cream?
PARA: I’ll put it up.
TESSIE (on viewer): Hiyo, Tessie Layshun here! Come to Art for all your tiling needs.
TESSIE (on viewer): We can Escher you right in, so keep us in your pattern buffer. Our ad is on the regional bulletin board. ... Hiyo, Tessie-- *click*
QLOGAN: Hmm, opinions?
SLOPE: I could go for some ice cream.

Monday, 19 June 2017

S9.308 - Scan Dull



The gazebo's back, slightly redesigned so it's easier to draw. It was last seen on the mission QLogan's referring to (from 2015!) "88 mph". The "Beta Group" Para references is from the serial days, the original subject exploration. (It's a searchable term, if you only want to see their entries.) Now, to be fair here, Maud's failure may not have been due to the staffing.

In math news, apparently last Saturday (June 17) was the second annual World Tessellation Day. Yay?

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(External shot of Gazebo/Logan's Ship)
PARA: QLogan, how exactly did you pick your crew for this subject exploration?
(Internal to the Ship)
QLOGAN: I scanned old records.
PARA: You mean for the beta group?
QLOGAN: No, for sending Maud back in time.
NIS: As head of science, I say you can’t add a magical switch!
HYPER: As chief engineer I say I can!
QCSC: You two want a trip to my brig?!
PARA: You know Maud’s mission failed, yeah?
QLOGAN: I wasn’t scanning that closely.

Monday, 12 June 2017

S9.307 - Tourism de Force



That mouse rollover text has been an idea for over a year, that I haven't used. Incidentally, it's true that more numbers are irrational than natural - there are levels of infinity. There's the same number of fractions as there are integers though.

Unrelated, apparently for this Council meeting arc (that started a couple weeks back) some characters took off their earrings. I have no excuse.

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EXPONA: Having a casino would help with tourism.
PARA: Casinos aren’t fair. Let’s have a fair, and ferris wheel!
VERSINE: No, an escape room. To trap people here.
ARCTAN: Let’s create the curriculum’s biggest something.
QROOT: Biggest fights?
ARCTAN: No.
GAMMA: Could we use a healthy slogan? Like ‘Our numbers are all natural.’
QHYPER: More numbers are irrational than natural!
QLOGAN: I’ll go recruit, then see what other subjects are up to.
QSINE: Should we somehow consult TPTB?
QCOTAN: A tourism pamphlet can have math models.
QLYN: Right...
QCOTAN: Math swimsuit models.
QLYN: No.

Monday, 5 June 2017

S9.306 - Side Kicks



In the absence of suggestions, that's what we get. It's not quite retroactive continuity, I've been careful not to show that part of the table, and why else would the others all sit on the same side?

If you have tourism ideas to bring other subjects into math, the field is still open, as the buffer is empty again.

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QSINE: Tourism won the vote. We’ll need a minister of transport, so I chose QLogan, as he has inherited the gazebo ship.
QROOT: As education minister, I must ask if he has the same qualifications as his former serial counterpart.
 (One side of the room stares)
VERSINE: Since when are you a minister?
QROOT: Since the start. Pay attention to this side of the table.
QCOTAN: I keep forgetting to come to meetings.

Monday, 29 May 2017

S9.305 - Be Trade



Got any thoughts of subjects to bring in? (I know, I never learned my lesson from Series 4.) Or anything touristy? Also, last chance for anyone to suggest a new minister for the Council Table. Environment and Education will be filled one way or another.

Meanwhile, there was another Art Aside last Thursday, if you missed it.

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QSINE: We should contact the other subjects. We'll need materials to fix the Jump Gate.
VERSINE: Time for a raid! I’ll recruit. QLyn, how many phasers are available?
GAMMA: Or, we make math a better tourist spot. Other subjects visit, and we can open trade.
QHYPER: Oh, sure. We’ve been sooo good at publicity.
PARA: Can’t you be more positive?
QHYPER: Do I look like an ellipse?

Thursday, 25 May 2017

S9.304b - Art Aside: Sine

The end of every month is becoming a bit of an Art Showcase. To end February there was a Hyper FanArt, to end March there was Expona Commissioned Art and to end April I was dealing with the Series Bible. (I still may, at some point, get around to doing new images for the fractals.) So, as it's the last Thursday of May, here is the President of Mathematics, Sine.


Sine by Tannistha (May 2016)

That commission is from Anime North last year (2016). (Tannistha mailed it to me after the con.) She'll be at Table F08 at Anime North this coming weekend, so if you're in the area, maybe check her out. (I'll be around the convention too this weekend, though I haven't really decided on commissions yet.) Note that's a full version of the image I used for Sine's podium way back in "Word Choice".

It's also worth mentioning here that John Golden sent me more fan art for my birthday last month, namely Maud, Rhys, Root and Expona head shots. I'm keeping that one to myself for now, though will mention I kind of love how Expona's hair covers one of her eyes, that's a fun look for her. Also in April, I got a rough sketch of Hyper by the creator of "Astria Legends", a comic which has colour personified angels. Consider checking that out too.

That's all for now, new comic Monday! Feel free to comment (I changed the header art, does that work?), send some art in, or simply sketch your own versions of math at home. I am, as has been said, a pretty niche market, but if any of this inspires you towards math (or comics), that makes me happy. Thanks for reading.

Monday, 22 May 2017

S9.304 - Reciprocatings Aw



Rhys is, of course, RhysPlus for a=0. Not sure about keeping Logan's eyepatch on the new Reci. Thoughts?

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RHYSPLUS: Cool new threads. Now let’s see how my “a” value works.
RHYS: Before, I was a special form of Hyper. Now I’m a special form of RhysPlus. I can’t win.
RECI: You’re female now. At least that’s different.
RHYS: Probably means I’m destined to marry him.
RECI: You think? Because maybe I marry RhysPlus first.
RHYS: Your iPatch seems to be giving you a superiority complex.

Monday, 15 May 2017

S9.303 - Secant Touch This



You probably need this explanation for that very old reference.

Meanwhile, Rev. Fitz has been checking out new serials every day this month, including the start of Taylor’s Polynomials (from back in 2011). You can read his analysis here. He also runs a comic called “Mr. Square”, check that out here.

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TANGENT: Becoming Secant unnerved me. I’m going to stay as Slope for the moment. Away from trig.
QSINE: I understand.
QTAN: (grabs Tan) Everyone else has had more sec(x) than me!
QTAN: (grabs Para) Does anyone else get that feeling?
PARA: ?
QTAN (off panel): Does everyone - does everyone - does everyone think -
QSINE: Pardon our Tangent.

Monday, 8 May 2017

S9.302 - Sixth Sense



Para got to decide because she's Minister of Justice. This may be the first time I've indicated that degree number is tied to figure/bustline (like memory for the original OS-tans). Assuming it's true, I probably haven't been consistent about it in the drawing.

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SEXI: I finally have a webcomic counterpart. Even if she’s going to jail.
QQUINN: I never stole anything. Only did what I felt was right. So Para freed me... sentenced to stay this way.
QQUINN: The worst part? Well never see Versine's good ideas. A wall around scientific notation, no more calculators...
SEXI: Good ideas for whom? Should progress be denied? Change is inevitable. We must adapt.
QQUINN: Fine, fine...
QQUINN: So how do you manage a proper workout with this extra curviness?
SEXI: You’ll adapt to that too. (pats QQuinn's shoulder)

Monday, 1 May 2017

S9.301 - Discouraging Words



Welcome to Series 9. New index page exists. I'm now drawing with new "B" (not HB) pencils I got for my birthday.
If you're simply clicking "next" you missed the Character Bible and Settings Info posts. I found that handy, reminding me of characters we hadn't seen for a while.

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QSIN: RhysPlus is off adjusting, so I’m out a vice president. Would your ArcSin be interested in the role?
NISANO: QQuinn had my missing science stuff! This is an outrage! We'll throw the book at her. Find a big book of science!
SOC: Equal Temperament.
NISANO: I feel like playing music. Oh, hello QSine, lovely day, yes? Fare thee well.
QSIN: As I was saying, would YOU be interested in the role, ArcCos?
SOC: Sure, thanks.

Thursday, 27 April 2017

Series 9: eVolution

SERIES 9: e-Volution INDEX


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9.5 : Be Trade
9.6 : Side Kicks
9.7 : Tourism de Force
9.8 : Scan Dull
9.10 : Raze the Bar
9.11 : Hear We Go
9.12 : Over Board
9.13 : Tan Lines

9:16 : L'Attitude
9.17 : Dis A Vowel
9.19 : Map Time
9:20 : Hi Scream
9.21 : Math Busters

9.27 : Left Out
9:28 : Wait a Spell
9:32 : Faire Game
9:34 : Re:Search
9:38 : Loose Change
9.39 : One Good Turn
9:40 : Light Switch