But I'm A Cat Person https://www.bicatperson.com Magical showdowns on minimum wage Thu, 23 Jan 2020 05:19:53 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.3.2 Chapter 30 page 28 ~ “What’s next?” https://www.bicatperson.com/comic/chapter-30-page-28-whats-next/ https://www.bicatperson.com/comic/chapter-30-page-28-whats-next/#comments Thu, 23 Jan 2020 05:19:53 +0000 http://www.bicatperson.com/?post_type=comic&p=9126

…it’s almost a shame I still have a bit of wrap-up to do, because this could be a really nice shot to end on. Bianca: And, Sparrow, once you get home . . . I want you to be the […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...

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…it’s almost a shame I still have a bit of wrap-up to do, because this could be a really nice shot to end on.


Bianca: And, Sparrow, once you get home . . . I want you to be the one to edit out Patrick’s battle-code.

Sparrow: You don’t want to stay in the Game a while longer? There’s still a lot to explore there . . . and it doesn’t really hurt them . . .

Bianca: Maybe not. But I don’t want him there. And when a Master’s desires clash with a Being’s hard-coded needs . . . that does really hurt them. It might be the only thing that ever has.

We can’t give them full-on free will, so we can’t write them out of needing Masters. The best we can do . . . is to make the rest of their coding as smooth and friendly as possible.

Besides! Aren’t you ready for some of us to start exploring the stuff they get to do next?

[GAME OVER]

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Chapter 30 page 27 ~ Now in 3-D surround-sound Feeling-O-Vision https://www.bicatperson.com/comic/chapter-30-page-27/ https://www.bicatperson.com/comic/chapter-30-page-27/#comments Fri, 17 Jan 2020 06:25:19 +0000 http://www.bicatperson.com/?post_type=comic&p=9121

New on Patreon: early BICP sketches, going back to 2010! It’s an unlocked post, you don’t even need to be a patron to see it. (Don’t mind the “NSFW content” warning — this specific post is worksafe.) This chapter, like […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...

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New on Patreon: early BICP sketches, going back to 2010!

It’s an unlocked post, you don’t even need to be a patron to see it. (Don’t mind the “NSFW content” warning — this specific post is worksafe.)

This chapter, like the last one, is running long. But your artist will be on a family vacation over the holiday weekend — so the next page will be posted on Thursday.


Bianca: The landlords are renovating the whole building! So we’re all being kicked out as soon as our leases are up.

. . . and I won’t be apartment-hunting with you this time because I am moving in with my girlfriend!

Sparrow: Really?! You and Emma are going for it? That’s so exciting! I’m really happy for you! I —

[sniff]

I’m gonna miss you so much!

Bianca: We’ll be in the same city! It’s not like we can’t still see each other!

Sparrow: Then how come you’re crying, huh?

Bianca: Because I’m gonna miss you so much!

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Chapter 30 page 26 ~ We need to talk about canine https://www.bicatperson.com/comic/chapter-30-page-26-we-need-to-talk-about-canine/ https://www.bicatperson.com/comic/chapter-30-page-26-we-need-to-talk-about-canine/#comments Mon, 13 Jan 2020 05:01:13 +0000 http://www.bicatperson.com/?post_type=comic&p=9118

Bianca: Is Sparrow still with your group, or did she go with Miranda? Patrick: Oh, she’s here! She’s having some quiet time with the Wolf. Bianca: Oh, good. Take the phone to her, okay? Sparrow: Hey, Patrick. What’s up? Patrick: […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...

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Bianca: Is Sparrow still with your group, or did she go with Miranda?

Patrick: Oh, she’s here! She’s having some quiet time with the Wolf.

Bianca: Oh, good. Take the phone to her, okay?

Sparrow: Hey, Patrick. What’s up?

Patrick: I think my Master wants to talk about Freyde.

Sparrow: Hey, Bee. Yeah, I got her. We had a whole mid-fight reveal — it was great.

I can pass her off as another dog to the landlords, but it’s going to be a tight squeeze. Think we should look for a bigger apartment?

Bianca: Well . . . speaking of sudden reveals . . .

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Testing a new caching plugin https://www.bicatperson.com/testing-a-new-caching-plugin/ https://www.bicatperson.com/testing-a-new-caching-plugin/#comments Thu, 09 Jan 2020 05:21:24 +0000 http://www.bicatperson.com/?p=9115 I’m giving WP Optimize a trial run on BICP. If you run into any problems seeing new comments or loading new pages, let me know! …I realize this is complicated with BICP, because the problem might be “the update is […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...

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I’m giving WP Optimize a trial run on BICP.

If you run into any problems seeing new comments or loading new pages, let me know!

…I realize this is complicated with BICP, because the problem might be “the update is late.” Could’ve tried it on Leif & Thorn first, but that site has more visits and more updates, so the fallout from breaking it would be bigger

And I’m already using And Shine Heaven Now to test a competitor plugin, WP Super Cache. (Which will come out on top? Place your bets now!)

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Chapter 30 page 25 ~ Let’s check in with our good friends https://www.bicatperson.com/comic/chapter-30-page-25/ https://www.bicatperson.com/comic/chapter-30-page-25/#comments Thu, 09 Jan 2020 05:01:50 +0000 http://www.bicatperson.com/?post_type=comic&p=9112

Evening — a call between two cities. Bianca: Hey, Patrick! Is everyone with you? How did it go? Patrick: Hi! I think we won! We split up — I’m at Timothy’s place. You could probably tell by how I’m Skyping […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...

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Evening — a call between two cities.

Bianca: Hey, Patrick! Is everyone with you? How did it go?

Patrick: Hi! I think we won!

We split up — I’m at Timothy’s place. You could probably tell by how I’m Skyping from Timothy’s phone.

Timothy: There was a successful jailbreak of the last two kidnapped Beings. Miranda’s rendezvousing with Dr. Gaillard to patch their Contracts.

And while Reseda and Kara Lynn were providing backup for the flashy distracting shapeshifter fight . . . Jany and I snuck around and packed up all her stuff. Also — gave away the phone Walker got her.

We’re getting her on a flight back to the UK first thing in the morning. With the help of my — uh — friend! A work friend. I trust her. She’s already been good about my gender . . . stuff. And on a practical note, she has a car.

Bianca: “First thing in the morning” . . . so is your Trustworthy Work Friend With A Car staying there overnight?

Timothy: Shhh! Not yet.

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Chapter 30 page 24 ~ Weaker alone https://www.bicatperson.com/comic/chapter-30-page-24/ https://www.bicatperson.com/comic/chapter-30-page-24/#comments Mon, 06 Jan 2020 05:01:53 +0000 http://www.bicatperson.com/?post_type=comic&p=9105

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New exclusive post for patrons: thumbnail sketches and deleted scenes of 2019.


Lúthien: I am regularly doing scans for any plans to harm my Master. It is now literally impossible to catch her by surprise.

I’ve also done a bit of recon on her friends and associates, so on that note . . .

Bennett: Okay, okay! Don’t rush me. I, uh . . . Viewers, I was hoping I could save this for a point when the show needed a ratings boost, but . . .

. . . the truth is, for once, the internet forums guessed right — I have a Being of my own. I’ve been Master of the Rabbit for more than two years now.

I am owning up to it because I’d rather be arrested for the things I’ve had her do than blackmailed for them . . . Although, in deference to me being famous, I humbly request not to be arrested until this episode is over.

Walker: wHAT

Phone, get me Karen Park. She’s retired, so there’s no reason she’d be busy . . .

Park? It’s Walker. I know it’s early for our regular meetings, but I could use a private chat. And a bit of stress relief. When are you next available for a battle?

. . . what do you mean, never?

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Chapter 30 page 23 ~ Quick, guess which credibility-building idea came from which character https://www.bicatperson.com/comic/chapter-30-page-23/ https://www.bicatperson.com/comic/chapter-30-page-23/#comments Thu, 02 Jan 2020 07:41:09 +0000 http://www.bicatperson.com/?post_type=comic&p=9101

Really wish I had given Lúthien that donkey-style hair-ruff from her first appearance. Oh well. Hindsight, as they say, is 2020. Bennett: Okay, I don’t think we need to go through every individual viewer! Dr. Rosen — let’s skip to […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...

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Really wish I had given Lúthien that donkey-style hair-ruff from her first appearance.

Oh well. Hindsight, as they say, is 2020.


Bennett: Okay, I don’t think we need to go through every individual viewer! Dr. Rosen — let’s skip to the part where you tell me about the answers you prepared before coming on tonight.

Rosen: Of course! Viewers at home may have already begun to see online rumors about the results in motion.

My afternoon was spent informing law enforcement about the locations of missing persons . . . medical researchers about treatments they should pursue, which I can get from Lúthien without asking for personal details on their patients . . . and financial authorities about details of large-scale corporate frauds and tax evasions.

Three of my friends suggested these as ways to establish Lúthien’s credibility. The more people come to trust her information . . . the larger the problems we can fix. Together.

Bennett: Are you worried at all about somebody deciding they need to protect their secrets . . . by murdering you? Say, one of these incredibly rare bad-apple rich people who do unethical things with their money?

Rosen: Mr. Bennett, I have no worries about rich people, murder, or apples.

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Chapter 30 page 22 ~ She’s an alethiometer with a privacy policy https://www.bicatperson.com/comic/chapter-30-page-22/ https://www.bicatperson.com/comic/chapter-30-page-22/#comments Mon, 30 Dec 2019 06:01:56 +0000 http://www.bicatperson.com/?post_type=comic&p=9097

Happy final update of 2019! Lúthien: My code has been patched with the ability to acquire the Understanding and Knowledge of all things created. . . . Along with a robust series of safety protocols and privacy controls. If you […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...

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Happy final update of 2019!


Lúthien: My code has been patched with the ability to acquire the Understanding and Knowledge of all things created. . . . Along with a robust series of safety protocols and privacy controls.

If you ask any question . . . and it has an objectively true answer . . . I can find that answer. If it passes the security checks, then I can also share it with you.

Bennett: What if I ask for the winning lottery numbers?

Lúthien: I don’t predict the future! Only report on the present.

Bennett: What’s my ex-wife up to right now?

Lúthien: Error 403. You don’t have permission to access this.

Bennett: What’s a big scam that hasn’t been caught yet, so I could break the story right now?

Lúthien: Phaser, Inc. is a Ponzi scheme.

Bennett: Never heard of it.

Lúthien: I know!

Bennett: How about this — tell me some things that would be of immediate benefit to viewers . . . but using only information that you’re able to share on live TV.

Lúthien: Bunny in Topeka — your credit card information was stolen today. Norville in Salem — your keys fell behind the dryer. Lowell in Duluth — that fund you’re considering is also a Ponzi scheme.

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Chapter 30 page 21 ~ Out of the Christmas season? https://www.bicatperson.com/comic/chapter-30-page-21/ https://www.bicatperson.com/comic/chapter-30-page-21/#comments Thu, 26 Dec 2019 07:26:36 +0000 http://www.bicatperson.com/?post_type=comic&p=9093

Look, I’m running out of Bennett scenes — this is my last chance to go full Colbert. Bennett (thinking): This is it. Wish I could’ve talked to Stu one last time before the cameras roll . . . I hope […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...

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Look, I’m running out of Bennett scenes — this is my last chance to go full Colbert.


Bennett (thinking): This is it. Wish I could’ve talked to Stu one last time before the cameras roll . . . I hope he’ll be proud of me.

Bennett: Ladies and gentlemen . . . and, uh, whatever other genders liberals have invented recently . . . Our guest tonight is Dr. Tansy Rosen! For reasons that are about to become very clear.

Now, Dr. Rosen’s companion is not an animal, a CGI effect, or an out-of-season Christmas display. Although in my heart, every season is Christmas season. Isn’t that right?

Rosen: That’s right! This is my Unshaped Being. You’ve had a lot to say about them, I hear.

Lúthien: You can call me Lúthien!

Bennett: Does that come from something in your native language that I’m insensitive for not knowing?

Rosen: It comes from The Lord of the Rings. You’re fine.

Lúthien: But I am not just any Being! Not anymore. We came here tonight to unveil some new abilities to the world. I am now . . . an answering machine.

Bennett: Psst . . . you should know that means a thing in my native language.

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Chapter 30 page 20 ~ The best defense against blackmail https://www.bicatperson.com/comic/chapter-30-page-20/ https://www.bicatperson.com/comic/chapter-30-page-20/#respond Fri, 20 Dec 2019 15:56:33 +0000 http://www.bicatperson.com/?post_type=comic&p=9089

New for $5 patrons: exclusive ebook download of BICP volume 3. Featuring the debut of WhiskerCon Security, two whole interludes’ worth of backstory, and more bonus pages than you can shake a Moon Stick at. There will only be one […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...

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New for $5 patrons: exclusive ebook download of BICP volume 3. Featuring the debut of WhiskerCon Security, two whole interludes’ worth of backstory, and more bonus pages than you can shake a Moon Stick at.

There will only be one page next week. Enjoy whatever holidays/traveling/family visits/impeachment parties you’re in for!


Sparrow: . . . Can’t think of a better line than that to leave on. Freyde! C’mere.

Guard: Uh, boss, should we stop them from going? They disarmed us all, but we could . . . tackle them, maybe?

Miaranda: How about you back off, and we don’t report you to the real cops for shooting at my dad.

Walker: Guards . . . give our visitors a polite escort off the property. Then double the building security against anyone who looks like them. Or who fails the entry CAPTCHA.

Walker (thinking): You may have come out ahead today . . . but don’t let it go to your heads.

I’m already working on ways to retaliate. First off — I have no more doubt that the Rabbit’s Master is Cohen’s pompous “boyfriend.” If I can’t get any destructive leverage from a secret that big — why, I might as well retire.

Bennett: What are you talking about, Dr. Rosen? I already revealed my big secret! On live TV, even!

Rosen: Mr. Bennett, I refer to the secret apart from your previously poorly-hidden sexual orientation.

Bennett: Gosh, your accent is so thick, I didn’t catch that last part.

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Chapter 30 page 19 ~ What big philosophies you have https://www.bicatperson.com/comic/chapter-30-page-19/ https://www.bicatperson.com/comic/chapter-30-page-19/#comments Tue, 17 Dec 2019 07:28:40 +0000 http://www.bicatperson.com/?post_type=comic&p=9084

Just reconfigured the BICP website to use a secure connection by default. If you run into any glitches (or spot any broken links or images, anything like that), comment and let me know. Sparrow: Miranda, if you don’t do it […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...

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Just reconfigured the BICP website to use a secure connection by default. If you run into any glitches (or spot any broken links or images, anything like that), comment and let me know.


Sparrow: Miranda, if you don’t do it —

Miranda (Malachim): Heal thyself!

[bop]

Cohen: Phew! If that stress had kept up any longer, I probably would’ve had a heart attack. Already felt like it went on for a month.

Cybele: Sorry I couldn’t be more help, Stu!

Cohen: Cybele, you took a bullet, you did plenty.

Blake: You did it, boss! You stood your ground, didn’t fall for it, and they backed down —

Ilsa: No.

What happened here is, they were sincerely reaching out to make the system better, and you kicked their hands away. Because you can’t believe that there are people who, deep down, don’t think exactly like you.

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Chapter 30 page 18 ~ Bianca in absentia https://www.bicatperson.com/comic/chapter-30-page-18/ https://www.bicatperson.com/comic/chapter-30-page-18/#comments Sat, 14 Dec 2019 06:24:54 +0000 http://www.bicatperson.com/?post_type=comic&p=9079

This chapter has been such a struggle to thread the needle between “no unrealistic eleventh-hour heel-face turns” and “nobody is allowed to do anything too soul-crushing.” [tink] Cybele: It’s really okay, though! I’m out of the Game myself. So is […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...

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This chapter has been such a struggle to thread the needle between “no unrealistic eleventh-hour heel-face turns” and “nobody is allowed to do anything too soul-crushing.”


[tink]

Cybele: It’s really okay, though! I’m out of the Game myself. So is . . . just about everyone they know who didn’t need to fight you today.

My Master didn’t want to trust Cohen with this at first, either. But he did, and look at me — I turned out just fine!

Walker (thinking): That sure sounds like the Rabbit. When Cohen’s supposed to have her locked up . . . and to not KNOW who the Master is . . .

He’s tipping his hand much too far! Whatever he wants to change about Blake, it must give him an astronomical advantage! If I don’t thwart them, I’ll never be able to trust my own Being again . . .

Sparrow: So, uh, I think maybe we shouldn’t call her bluff here.

Miranda: What — you mean back down? Like we came all this way to just give up?

Patrick: My Master would say . . . sometimes the best strategy in the long run is a thing called “choose your
battles.”

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Chapter 30 page 17 ~ Scary shiny glasses https://www.bicatperson.com/comic/chapter-30-page-17/ https://www.bicatperson.com/comic/chapter-30-page-17/#comments Wed, 11 Dec 2019 00:29:03 +0000 http://www.bicatperson.com/?post_type=comic&p=9073

This month’s wallpaper is out on Patreon! Featuring Poe as a feathery showoff. In other news, SmackJeeves just had a major site redesign that broke all the links (among many, many other things). Here’s the new link to the BICP […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...

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This month’s wallpaper is out on Patreon! Featuring Poe as a feathery showoff.

In other news, SmackJeeves just had a major site redesign that broke all the links (among many, many other things). Here’s the new link to the BICP mirror. Give it some likes, won’t you?

In other other news…I changed the copy on the site to read “updates 2 pages a week” instead of “updates Mondays and Thursdays.” That’s still the goal, but this seems more honest.


Walker: Let go of me!

Cohen: You can’t do this!

Walker: And when did I agree to that?

Blake: Got the Rabbit taking bullets for him, and I count two others back there, all busy disarming our humans . . .

Walker: You never had me give up the right to do as I please with my own Being.

Sparrow: It’s not about whether you have the right to do it, it’s about whether doing it is right!

. . . huh, that’s catchy. Gotta try to remember it.

[Prepping a counter-attack, just in case]

Cohen: Walker, please, listen to me. If you disrupt your Being in a way you can’t fix — you WILL regret it.

Walker: . . . Is that what you did.

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Chapter 30 page 16 ~ You’re doing amazing, sweetie https://www.bicatperson.com/comic/chapter-30-page-16/ https://www.bicatperson.com/comic/chapter-30-page-16/#comments Fri, 06 Dec 2019 02:33:01 +0000 http://www.bicatperson.com/?post_type=comic&p=9069

[GRAB!] [CRUNCH] [YANK!] Cohen: Hah! Too slow!! Cybele: What? I thought I got it! Cohen: I didn’t mean you, sweetie! You did great!

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[GRAB!]
[CRUNCH]
[YANK!]

Cohen: Hah! Too slow!!

Cybele: What? I thought I got it!

Cohen: I didn’t mean you, sweetie! You did great!

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Chapter 30 page 15 ~ Reaction shot extravaganza https://www.bicatperson.com/comic/chapter-30-page-15/ https://www.bicatperson.com/comic/chapter-30-page-15/#comments Mon, 02 Dec 2019 05:01:57 +0000 http://www.bicatperson.com/?post_type=comic&p=9063

There’s a speedpaint with part of the coloring of this page, check it out here: [LEAP!] Sparrow: No–! [GLIDE!] [ffftt–] [SPROING] [SWISH] [BLOCK] Freyda: Grrr….

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There’s a speedpaint with part of the coloring of this page, check it out here:


[LEAP!]

Sparrow: No–!

[GLIDE!]

[ffftt–]

[SPROING]

[SWISH]

[BLOCK]

Freyda: Grrr….

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Chapter 30 page 14 ~ One small lunge https://www.bicatperson.com/comic/chapter-30-page-14/ https://www.bicatperson.com/comic/chapter-30-page-14/#comments Thu, 21 Nov 2019 07:51:11 +0000 http://www.bicatperson.com/?post_type=comic&p=9055

Yes, I am choosing this exact moment to go on a Thanksgiving break. See you in December… New post for patrons: BICP sketches and rejected drafts of 2019. After telling her. [pssshhhh] Walker: … [swish] Cohen: Walker, don’t!! [BLAM]

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Yes, I am choosing this exact moment to go on a Thanksgiving break. See you in December…

New post for patrons: BICP sketches and rejected drafts of 2019.


After telling her.

[pssshhhh]

Walker: …

[swish]

Cohen: Walker, don’t!!

[BLAM]

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Chapter 30 page 13 ~ We did it thirty-five minutes ago https://www.bicatperson.com/comic/chapter-30-page-13/ https://www.bicatperson.com/comic/chapter-30-page-13/#comments Mon, 18 Nov 2019 07:03:48 +0000 http://www.bicatperson.com/?post_type=comic&p=9052

[thump] Blake: Careful, boss . . . You can touch it gently, but if you blot out any of the letters . . . . . . I think something bad happens. Miranda: It’s the Contract . . . and […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...

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[thump]

Blake: Careful, boss . . . You can touch it gently, but if you blot out any of the letters . . .

. . . I think something bad happens.

Miranda: It’s the Contract . . . and there are ways it can safely be rewritten.

We can take a Being out of the Game. We know one who was made without it, and we’ve upgraded several others. We do that to Blake, we put him back together afterward, everyone goes home happy.

Walker: I have a better idea. You put Blake back together right now, without making any changes whose purpose and effects I have no way of verifying . . .

and I give you the locations of certain other Beings, to which only I have access. I can assure you, they will make far better guinea pigs. One of them is even in the same order as the guinea pig.

Sparrow: . . . ooh, can I tell her?

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Chapter 30 page 12 ~ This isn’t even my final form! https://www.bicatperson.com/comic/chapter-30-page-12/ https://www.bicatperson.com/comic/chapter-30-page-12/#comments Fri, 15 Nov 2019 05:01:17 +0000 http://www.bicatperson.com/?post_type=comic&p=9049

Miranda (Malachim): Show me your glory! Guard: Ma’am, it’s not in the usual way, but . . . she appears to have splattered Blake all over the pavement.

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Miranda (Malachim): Show me your glory!

Guard: Ma’am, it’s not in the usual way, but . . . she appears to have splattered Blake all over the pavement.

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Chapter 30 page 11 ~ Finally getting to the actual reason we came here… https://www.bicatperson.com/comic/chapter-30-page-11/ https://www.bicatperson.com/comic/chapter-30-page-11/#comments Tue, 12 Nov 2019 05:01:55 +0000 http://www.bicatperson.com/?post_type=comic&p=9044

Guess I’m gonna be on a Tuesday-Friday update schedule for a bit. The ebook of But I’m A Cat Person Volume 1 is currently unlocked for $5-and-up patrons! Cohen: Can we all calm down? Nobody’s going to be shooting anybody. […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...

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Guess I’m gonna be on a Tuesday-Friday update schedule for a bit.

The ebook of But I’m A Cat Person Volume 1 is currently unlocked for $5-and-up patrons!


Cohen: Can we all calm down? Nobody’s going to be shooting anybody.

Miranda: Dad, you’re white.

Cohen: I know, and I’m using that so it sounds more convincing.

After all, without us . . . she won’t be able to put Blake back together.

Walker: Will someone give me a visual on my Being’s status?

Guard: Right here, ma’am. Human form, looks fine.

Blake: I am, boss! Don’t let them scare —

Sparrow (thinking): If nobody does the thing in about thirty seconds, I’ll just go ahead and —

Miranda (Malchim): Hold in place, one who is called “Blake”.

Blake: Wha —

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Chapter 30 page 10 ~ Raising the stakes https://www.bicatperson.com/comic/chapter-30-page-10-raising-the-stakes/ https://www.bicatperson.com/comic/chapter-30-page-10-raising-the-stakes/#comments Sat, 09 Nov 2019 04:45:06 +0000 http://www.bicatperson.com/?post_type=comic&p=9041

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The guard with a speaking part is a cameo from Simone Spinozzi, as a reward for backing the mini pin Kickstarter! (All of those are drawn now, just in time to award a new batch to backers of the latest Leif & Thorn print campaign…)

The other guards are literally just WhiskerCon Security different outfits.


What am I not looking at?

Cohen, his Being, and one other person in front of us. Unidentified person lurking in the bushes.

Two Beings in the pool, and I believe Ilsa bleeding out on the ground behind you, ma’am.

Close enough.

While Blake is reviving, I need you to — That is, you’re going to — Escort them and —

Oh, this cannot possibly be enforced. A battle-deal agreed to on entirely false pretenses? It’s preposterous!

Don’t worry, we won’t let it go to our heads. If anyone can figure out a way to rules-lawyer out of those terms, it’s you.

Oh, I fully intend to . . .

But in the meantime, I could set aside the Beings and simply tell the guards to shoot you.

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Chapter 30 page 9 ~ Real world solutions https://www.bicatperson.com/comic/chapter-30-page-9/ https://www.bicatperson.com/comic/chapter-30-page-9/#comments Mon, 04 Nov 2019 05:26:20 +0000 http://www.bicatperson.com/?post_type=comic&p=9038

Walker: . . . Blake? [psssshhhh] Poe: He’s going to need a — [SPLASH] Poe: — moment. Walker: Back to reality, then . . . Security!

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Walker: . . . Blake?

[psssshhhh]

Poe: He’s going to need a —

[SPLASH]

Poe: — moment.

Walker: Back to reality, then . . . Security!

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But I’m A Cat Person Halloween 2019 https://www.bicatperson.com/comic/but-im-a-cat-person-halloween-2019/ https://www.bicatperson.com/comic/but-im-a-cat-person-halloween-2019/#comments Thu, 31 Oct 2019 05:54:15 +0000 http://www.bicatperson.com/?post_type=comic&p=9035

In which the Beings all have pop-culture costumes themed around their animal forms, and Reseda’s “CGI monstrosity with too-big eyes” steals the (horror) show. Reseda: So we can all agree that I win “Scariest Costume,” right?

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In which the Beings all have pop-culture costumes themed around their animal forms, and Reseda’s “CGI monstrosity with too-big eyes” steals the (horror) show.


Reseda: So we can all agree that I win “Scariest Costume,” right?

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Chapter 30 page 8 ~ Cliffhangers and cliff-faller-offers https://www.bicatperson.com/comic/chapter-30-page-8-cliffhangers-and-cliff-faller-offers/ https://www.bicatperson.com/comic/chapter-30-page-8-cliffhangers-and-cliff-faller-offers/#comments Mon, 28 Oct 2019 23:33:48 +0000 http://www.bicatperson.com/?post_type=comic&p=9032

[SCREECH] Patrick: He did tell you we’d get you. Bianca: “I’m being”, “my Being” . . . “I’m being”, “my Being” . . . [CRUNCH] Emma: — —— — — —- —– —— — Bianca: . . . say that […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...

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[SCREECH]

Patrick: He did tell you we’d get you.

Bianca: “I’m being”, “my Being” . . . “I’m being”, “my Being” . . .

[CRUNCH]

Emma: — —— — — —- —– —— —

Bianca: . . . say that again?

Emma: Wait — did the battle just happen?

Bianca: Did it ever. I got left on a major cliffhanger in the middle of that sentence.

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Chapter 30 page 7 ~ Where the sandwalk ends https://www.bicatperson.com/comic/chapter-30-page-7-where-the-sandwalk-ends/ https://www.bicatperson.com/comic/chapter-30-page-7-where-the-sandwalk-ends/#comments Fri, 25 Oct 2019 04:06:57 +0000 http://www.bicatperson.com/?post_type=comic&p=9025

I’m so glad this comic requires me to search for things like “baby tiger tummy.” New on Patreon: A roundup of bonus But I’m A Cat Person behind-the-scenes material, 2016 through 2018. With notes! If you’re looking for an excuse […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...

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I’m so glad this comic requires me to search for things like “baby tiger tummy.”

New on Patreon: A roundup of bonus But I’m A Cat Person behind-the-scenes material, 2016 through 2018. With notes!

If you’re looking for an excuse to become a patron: Saturday is your artist’s birthday, so it would be a great way to celebrate.


[kssshhh]

Blake: Your back’s against a rock wall. Catch me!

[HISS]

Patrick: Look o– mmph!

[shuffle shuffle]

Poe: You can’t put it off forever, Walker! We’ll get you!

Walker: ?!

[woop woop]

[GASP]

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Chapter 30 page 6 ~ Three-way light show https://www.bicatperson.com/comic/chapter-30-page-6/ https://www.bicatperson.com/comic/chapter-30-page-6/#comments Mon, 21 Oct 2019 04:18:44 +0000 http://www.bicatperson.com/?post_type=comic&p=9021

Freyde: . . . I could do a lot more for the team than “take a fall”, Master. Sparrow: I know, Freyde! And I’ll have so many other things for you to do from now on. I promise. Walker: Go […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...

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Freyde: . . . I could do a lot more for the team than “take a fall”, Master.

Sparrow: I know, Freyde! And I’ll have so many other things for you to do from now on. I promise.

Walker: Go to ground — find cover. If she’s really taken out Ilsa, you can hide behind me —

Blake: There’s nowhere like that! No caverns in the rocks . . .

Walker: Then get small enough so I can cover you!

Blake: In that case, boss — be ready to move fast!!

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Chapter 30 page 5 ~ You teach me and I’ll teach you https://www.bicatperson.com/comic/chapter-30-page-5-you-teach-me-and-ill-teach-you/ https://www.bicatperson.com/comic/chapter-30-page-5-you-teach-me-and-ill-teach-you/#comments Thu, 17 Oct 2019 05:49:02 +0000 http://www.bicatperson.com/?post_type=comic&p=9018

[SLOSH] [shfff] Poe: Looks like the dog’s out of the bag. Do we all gang up on Blake now, or what? Freyde: He won’t let go of Walker easily. And Poe or Patrick won’t be able to attack him in […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...

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[SLOSH]
[shfff]

Poe: Looks like the dog’s out of the bag. Do we all gang up on Blake now, or what?

Freyde: He won’t let go of Walker easily. And Poe or Patrick won’t be able to attack him in any way that hurts her. — Let me handle it, Master.

Patrick: No!!

Freyde: She would’ve had me do the same to you —

Patrick: I know! But still!

No more tricks. Enough with playing dirty. We finish this with teamwork. That’s what my Master would want.

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Chapter 30 page 4 ~ God-tier rules-lawyering https://www.bicatperson.com/comic/chapter-30-page-4-god-tier-rules-lawyering/ https://www.bicatperson.com/comic/chapter-30-page-4-god-tier-rules-lawyering/#comments Mon, 14 Oct 2019 04:09:38 +0000 http://www.bicatperson.com/?post_type=comic&p=9008

Coming next month: some updates to Patreon tiers! Nothing too earth-shaking, but give it a look — especially if you’ve considered becoming a patron and haven’t quite decided yet. Miranda: It’s what happens in any story where someone finds a […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...

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Coming next month: some updates to Patreon tiers!

Nothing too earth-shaking, but give it a look — especially if you’ve considered becoming a patron and haven’t quite decided yet.


Miranda: It’s what happens in any story where someone finds a genie. They get a limited number of wishes, and they’re not allowed to use any of them to say . . .

. . . “I wish for infinite extra wishes.”

Walker: This cannot possibly be allowed.

Blake: Agreed, boss.

Walker: Putting stakes on the Game when you don’t know a battle is rigged? They can’t hold us to it. There must be a rule against it somewhere.

Blake: If there was . . . I feel like we would’ve found that out already, boss.

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Chapter 30 page 3 ~ TFW your readers figure out a plot twist ahead of time https://www.bicatperson.com/comic/chapter-30-page-3-tfw-your-readers-figure-out-a-plot-twist-ahead-of-time/ https://www.bicatperson.com/comic/chapter-30-page-3-tfw-your-readers-figure-out-a-plot-twist-ahead-of-time/#comments Thu, 10 Oct 2019 04:19:09 +0000 http://www.bicatperson.com/?post_type=comic&p=9003

Patreon news: This month’s backer-exclusive wallpaper stars BICP’s major Beings, in spooky fashions that I might not buy, but sure had fun drawing: Kickstarter news: With 48 hours left to go, the Leif & Thorn Volume 2 campaign has reached […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...

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Patreon news: This month’s backer-exclusive wallpaper stars BICP’s major Beings, in spooky fashions that I might not buy, but sure had fun drawing:

Kickstarter news: With 48 hours left to go, the Leif & Thorn Volume 2 campaign has reached 100% of its goal! Can we top last year and get 110%?


Miranda: . . . how would I be guaranteed that answer? Is this about the Fourth Pentacle of Mercury?

Rosen: It is only a hypothetical scenario. An invitation to “brainstorm” ideas.

Miranda: Well, then, why do I only get one question? I can think of a lot more ideas if I get two.

Are there any other limits? Are we playing by genie rules?

Rosen: I — slow down. What are these “jeanny rules”?

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Chapter 30 page 2 ~ The answer to all of them was “Reply hazy; ask again later” https://www.bicatperson.com/comic/chapter-30-page-2-the-answer-to-all-of-them-was-reply-hazy-ask-again-later/ https://www.bicatperson.com/comic/chapter-30-page-2-the-answer-to-all-of-them-was-reply-hazy-ask-again-later/#comments Mon, 07 Oct 2019 04:01:28 +0000 http://www.bicatperson.com/?post_type=comic&p=8999

Bianca: How to cure cancer. Wait, does that count as “one” question? Since there’s lots of different cancers? I’d ask about whichever one kills the most people. Jany: You know those big unanswered math questions? The kind that have million-dollar […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...

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Bianca: How to cure cancer. Wait, does that count as “one” question? Since there’s lots of different cancers? I’d ask about whichever one kills the most people.

Jany: You know those big unanswered math questions? The kind that have million-dollar prizes if someone can solve them? I’d ask one of those.

Sparrow: How to minimize the damage of climate change. Wait — we already know how to do that. How to convince people to minimize the damage of climate change.

Bennett: It would be, uh . . .

Bennett (thinking): Does Stu love me?

Bennett: . . . personal.

Timothy: If you’d asked me that a few years ago, I would’ve gone with “is there a God?” But now . . . I don’t think having that answer would make me happy either way, you know?

I’d rather ask for the best way to find my soulmate. — or rather, since I assume those don’t exist, somebody as close as humanly possible.

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Chapter 30 page 1 ~ Please be more creative than “what are tomorrow’s lottery numbers” https://www.bicatperson.com/comic/chapter-30-page-1-please-be-more-creative-than-what-are-tomorrows-lottery-numbers/ https://www.bicatperson.com/comic/chapter-30-page-1-please-be-more-creative-than-what-are-tomorrows-lottery-numbers/#comments Thu, 03 Oct 2019 04:01:13 +0000 http://www.bicatperson.com/?post_type=comic&p=8995

If you knew you could get a true, honest, and accurate answer to just one question . . . . . . what would you ask?

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If you knew you could get a true, honest, and accurate answer to just one question . . .

. . . what would you ask?

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