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So...........what would Jo's "hair" feel like if you touched it? I mean BEFORE your hand got burned off, obviously.

hhhhaha. I sorta vaguely modelled it after a rooster comb, so if you wanna get technical it should probably feel like that. But if it helps you sleep better at night we can also say it just feels like nice regular dreadlocks feel. To be honest it never comes up as important, so the canon answer is "don't think about it too hard."

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So KC's world is relatively futuristic compared to our's right? Then I have an important question.... Does anime exist in the world of Kidd Commander? (I know we saw Star Guardian Sunny, but that was live action I think?)

Television exists for them about like it does for us, so the answer is YEAH DEFINITELY FOR SURE. There're one or two main characters coming up whose wardrobes are like 60% anime shirts. Although I suppose the hair in KC's anime isn't considered as impressive as ours, given how so many of the actual denizens carry themselves.

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If KC were made into an actual anime, how many episodes would MHE be?

Mm, I'm really bad at estimating how much content gets divided up into different formats like that haha. I looked over the archive, maybe tenish episodes? Somewhere in there.
Would you believe when I started I was thinking MAYBE mhe would amount to like a three or four "episode" introductory story. Yikes.

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Ok, time to ask the question, what are the chances of Dusk eating Eisse when she shows up?

Hey hey hey! Dusk isn't a BARBARIAN. He likely had a perfectly good strategic reason for eating a demigod alive; a struggling meal is a lot to deal with after all. If he's letting Rook think he cares about her then she's probably more useful to him if she's not-et-up.
so the odds are probably like 1 in 99

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Were the original crew just one really dysfunctional family? Or are they (apart from Crow and Raven) just family because they all carry parts of the same star?

The stars were a side effect of Crow fucking up and starting the apocalypse! So before that they were just what it says on the paper: a pair of brothers, a family friend (who eventually married one of the brothers), and a cousin.
I mean, AS PEOPLE they were probably pretty dysfunctional I guess, but they all got along real well before!

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If Raven and Crow are full brothers how come one is Slight and one is Gideon?

short answer: names work kinda weird in kc
actually informative answer: They either chose their names or were given new ones after a significant event in their development, pretty common for powerful people in this universe. They kept their original first names as Crow and Raven intentionally because they liked being known as each other's twin. Corvid names were a family tradition, which is why Raven named his daughter Rook.

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I'm not sure if this has ever been clarified, but are The Tain a collective entity? I know we say "they", but is that singular or plural in their case?

Ooh that's a good question. KC does use the singular "they" a lot for genderless deitythings, but in this case it /is/ actually referring to a collective. This is why they referred to themselves as "we" when we saw them talking on their own and through Phineas in the mines. The Tain is a negative to starstones' positive, and since they seem to share a hivemind it makes sense that Tain would too.
Being a lot more primitive the Tain hivemind is more unified though, and it's been established that they're only able to consume things outside of themselves rather than create anything new. So even though it IS technically a billion tiny entities generated new every time, different strains won't exhibit any new personality traits. The advantage is that they also share the same knowledge, so they never forget an encounter. They hold the most efficient grudges of any creature in Kidd Commandet, besides maybe Raven Slight.

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Have you watched Andromeda? If not SPOILERS The last 2 seasons are heavily based around the conflict between Trance Gemini, avatar of a star, and "The spirit of the abyss", basically a living shadow of chaos...

Oh dang i didn't get a notification for this! Sorry for the late response.
I've never heard of it but that sounds neat! The concepts of star people and Bad Shadows certainly aren't new but it's always fun to see what people do with them I think.

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so, we know Phin has some demons in her past. post Commanding being a thing, is she inclined to cry/dissociate much in response to any badbrain times? i know i am so i was just curious ^^;

gabrielle
Phin usually gets angry before she gets sad, but crying by itself is a pretty regular occurrence for her. She and Brokenspectre are almost always in sync but she still experiences everything Enough For Two and it gets messy, positively and negatively both.
Commanders do have issues with like, feelings of physical dissociation, since they lack an inherent connection between their brain and body and soul. Tiny Phin responded to this with self harm because pain is a(n unhealthy) way to remember you have a real body, but Current Phin has made progress in shifting her need for stimulation in directions that don't involve chewing holes in her arms. She does swing a bit towards the hedonistic side now, which isn't always necessarily a good thing, but it's a step up from where she was.
So she does experience a considerable amount of brain weirdness! But she's lived with it long enough she's mostly figured out how to function, if not in TOTALLY healthy ways at least not overtly self-destructive ones.

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What is the Patreon pledge level for Aria as Phin & Lee as Ulrich cosplay photos ^_^

this is v cute <3
I'm not sure I'd make a good Phin, but Lee's been planning an Ulrich cosplay for a while now! We're commissioning a mask from a theater buddy when his schedule opens up and I'm really excited about it. I'll definitely be posting pictures of that at least~

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i noticed something on a reread last month. is Eisse gay/bi?

gabrielle
Bi is probably a safe assumption! I can understand being unclear though.
It was sort of mentioned wayyy back near the first chunk of the arc, when her dad was teasing her about possibly finding Phineas to be cute, but that particular bit is probably especially confusing. Usually I don't go back and fuck with old pages because I'd never get anything done, but I DID try and adjust that conversation because I realized later it might come off as Hazard being interested in Phin, instead of teasing his daughter about having a crush. It might still feel p awkward! Old clumsy writing from a less experienced maker, not much to be done about it oh well.
Eisse also seems to be in some sort of Thing with Ulrich, so yeah yes she falls into the category the huge majority of KC characters fall in which is Varying Degrees Of Not Straight.
As far as it goes I'm more confident in a lot of ways now than I was when I started posting kc, and after watching how other storytellers handle similar things I'm making more of an effort to quickly and explicitly state stuff like this and move on whenever it's feasible. People will find reasons to argue they're Not Gay, Actually and people will headcanon whatever they want no matter what I do, so I figure delicately hinting at shit and ultimately feeling unsatisfied myself isn't worth it.

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what would the cast so far each have on an ice cream sundae

If they walked into one of those ice cream bar places:
Phineas would have a base of like cotton candy ice cream and then dump as many toppings on as would fit in the cup. Like a 1:5 ice cream/topping ratio. None of the flavors compliment each other and it's a big sticky mess. She dropped the ladle in the vat of chocolate sauce so no one else got any.
Ulrich made a very picturesque strawberry sundae, two scoops with strawberry slices on top, whipped cream and a cherry. Pissed he can't get any chocolate sauce.
Agatha has not had a chance to figure out what flavor she likes yet but she does like boba, and fills a tiny cup with them. The cashier is made too nervous by her mean face to question her.

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