Please imagine Petal’s voice as “James Spader doing Alan Shore.”
…I feel like Sepal’s voice also has some direct inspirations, but none of the names are coming to mind.
…and then it took 6 years to design anything more about them.
(Collectively, the sepals of a flower form the calyx, but I promise that part is just a coincidence, not a deep dark long-planned connection.)
They basically always come as a set, referred to as plural “they.” But in case you need to refer to either one individually: they’re both nonbinary, so each one is also a singular “they.”
Willow Wonka’s Candy Shoppe obviously licensed their brand name from the bestselling children’s book, Chicory and the Chocolate Factory.
A sequel to Thorn Explains: International Currencies.
Universal basic income does actually work out this well every time it’s been tested.
Personally, if I was guaranteed a basic income, then I probably would quit my day job, yeah. And then I’d likely be recorded as “unemployed”…because I would be working full-time on something that doesn’t pay a lot. Which, according to capitalism, doesn’t count.
If you like Leif & Thorn, and you do appreciate how much time I spend making it for free, maybe throw the artist of your favorite net-comic a few dollars on Patreon?
Made myself a color/costume references for MCLIS.
Purple: Iris (Aibrean). Magical woman with flower powers. Has live plants growing in her platform shoes. Career specialty: detecting and resolving physical/chemical alterations caused by magic.
Red: Albertine (Aibrean/Feabhric). The token not-as-magical male teammate. Has an affinity for fire spirits, but no full-on transformation. He’s wearing the official department uniform. Career specialty: undercover operations.
Pink: Lieutenant Olive Badiane (Aibrean). Star mage and team lead. The actress’s wings grew in mid-season, so the writers incorporated it into the storyline. Career specialty: connecting with victims, figuring out what emotional and psychological support they need.
Gold: Antigone (Aibrean/Islander). Magical woman, not sure what her powerset is. Has a long-running will-they-or-won’t-they storyline with Iris. Career specialty: investigating hacked spelltech (or hacking it herself).