Speaking of things to plan for: we’re about a month away from Leif & Thorn Strip #1000!
First thing I want to do is a Celebratory Art Showcase. Draw some fanart in honor of the milestone — it can be your favorite characters from the strip, it can be your own OCs slapping them on the back and saying congratulations, anything you like — and send it in. (sailorptah at gmail dot com, or PM me a link using Deviantart/Twitter/Instagram/whatever!)
Anyone who’s insecure about their art skills: don’t let that stop you. This isn’t a talent contest or a critique session. The only thing that matters is that you like the comic and want to celebrate it.
Second plan is a Favorite Character Contest. Thus the super-long new poll under the comment section of these strips.
Check as many favorite characters as you want, and hit “vote”! I’ll close the poll when Strip #1000 is posted, and draw some cool stuff based on the winners. (And then, obviously, we repeat the whole process when strip #2000 comes around, and start making graphs.)
Thorn: Do you . . . know what the government’s plans for you are?
Kale: I won’t kill anyone for them, if that’s what you mean . . .
I could do disaster response. Or healing. Or . . . lots of things. . . . but, um, I don’t think anyone trusts me enough to start planning anything too specific yet.
Woman in Black: Am I going to have to intercept him again before the bracelets finally come off?
Acai: You know I can’t do micro-level planning that far in the future. I didn’t know you would have to intercept him today until all the probabilities lined up last week.
WiB: I wish it was memorable when I interfere with these things. Then I could have stories about my own interference to use as a blueprint.
Acai: Trust me, you don’t. The lack of blueprint is what leaves you the wiggle room to avoid a timeline-shredding paradox.