Nilje (pronounced nill-yeh) Voenyr (venn-ear, but with your lips rounded on the e) is the ship’s mechanic, who handles both hardware and software issues when they arise.
I’ve had the whole rest of the chapter scripted since before it started. I’ll finish drawing it some day.
So… That was quite the hiatus. A friend pointed out that the last post was me talking about my depression, and then I just disappear for a few months. So… just FYI, things are actually pretty good.
The main reason I didn’t have time to continue the comic was that I had started dating, and then later I was busy moving in with my then girlfriend (now wife. I know, it was fast, but what can I say? Things just clicked.) But now I’m settled in enough to start things up again!
I was going to give Nilje’s cousin Havja here full-blown alopecia universalis, but it’s hard enough giving Saye and Fenna good expressions without eyebrows. I didn’t want to try with those beady little weyn eyes.
Also, I would like to apologize to my reader(s) for the first ever late strip. I prided myself on never missing an update, even through weddings, road trips, and hard drive crashes. I was so close to the five-year mark, too…
Finally getting psychiatric help is mostly good, but actually having other concerns in my life does take up some time. (And I think the honeymoon period on my antidepressants just ended, though I’m still better than I was for the first 4.5 years I was making this.)
At first I was going to have Nilje hobbling on three limbs, with the clothes under one arm. But then I remembered that knuckle-walkers can walk upright, just not as well.