Maxima doesn’t have super hearing, but the team has decided that her hearing is pretty good at least.
This page was just the natural progression from the previous one. I rarely have anyone doing anything particularly military in the comic, but I figure if a Lieutenant and a Lt. Colonel walk into a room full of recruits, there should be some reaction. That reaction might be subdued if the Lt. Colonel is in street clothes (which will be explained) but Peggy’s still an officer.
Also while writing this page I learned that “ten hut” is just drill-sergeant-ese for “attention” I didn’t know that. Harem is sort of splitting the difference.
In panel 7, Peggy’s original comment to Sydney was “Stop sticking your chest out like you’re modeling your first training bra”, but my wife convinced me the first date thing was more universal. Though I suppose a lot of that depends on when you started dating, and who you were on a date with.
So A-kon was the usual good times. I didn’t get any commissions unfortunately as I didn’t have the forethought to print out any reference sheets, but I went to some of the webcomic panels and better yet got to talk some webcomic shop with some folks, primarily The Devil’s Panties and the writer of Spinnerette. I think it helped me formulate some plans regarding the book. I may make a separate post about that. Also I got a chance to sit down and have some dinner with some readers. Here’s some photographic evidence taken with my crappy Galaxy S5 camera. I’m in the back in the green shirt, continuing my streak of being chronically bad about not smiling in pictures. I’m not sure what’s up with that, but it was good times. I didn’t spoil much, mostly we recommended animes, talked about other webcomics, the usual nerd stuff.