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23 February 2005

Today's episode of Captain August (in case you had forgotten upon which site your eyes rested) is the first one I made in many weeks with which I was satisfied again. I have to admit: the past three or four weeks had been so busy that I wasn't able to find the time to really sit down and give August my best. Therefore, in my own critical eyes, the quality was below par and the episodes seemed to be a bit willy-nilly.

Now mind you, it wasn't all bad; I certainly needed some time with August and the Clown King to give their relationship a more contextual meaning (err, that's a technical term for giving it depth which I just pulled out of the air, I like to do that). But now it's finally turning into a higher gear. The Lovecraftian Beast had begun his attack, the last remaining Clown Node is at risk, and now that August is absorbed by the monster he finds an artsy beatnik in the center of the creature.

And that's exactly what I want August to be: a sort of unpredictable, weirdly ironic or flatout bizarre tale that can literally go anywhere. A repetition of episodes dealing with the Clown King might go a long way towards establishing their mutual characters, but it's a far cry from the fastpaced trip that August is otherwise. Change is good though, it's certainly not a bad thing if I occassionally do something like this. But I'm just glad we're back on the old track again with a story going at lightspeed.

Don't release a relieved sigh yet though; the Clown Arc isn't over yet. There are still mysteries to be solved. Questions of great legitimacy to be answered. Stay tuned, rabied fans.

Roderick.