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Episode 4: Part 21

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Episode 4: Queen Natashia
Original Characters and Concept: Travers, Kenyon, & Rioux Jordan; Alex & Natasha Gorely; Sam Barnett
Original Story (Queen Natashia): Alex Gorely, Kenyon & Travers Jordan
Adapted to Comic Form by: Travers, Rioux, & Kenyon Jordan
Photos: Travers & Rioux Jordan
Background Photos: Search Engine Image Sources & personal photos
Art/SFX/Photo Editing: Travers Jordan
Editing: Kenyon Jordan, Therese Jordan
Social Media Coordinator: Danielle Jordan

Thumbs up are interesting with minifigs... after a brief (and horrifying) attempt to Photoshop a thumb onto his hand, I opted for the action effect. Legos do not look right with realistic hands.

Comments from the Tagboard:

03/20/23 01:01 PM
BrickVoid: These talks so far look like the result of what you get when one throws the participants through a threshing machine! I'm not going to lie, these negotiatoins could result in the destruction of a planet if they don't get it settled down quickly! :D

Panel 1:
Supreme Advisor: Simply leave the planet? Out of the question! What right do you have to make such a demand?!
Commander Dale Zurkett: Probably better than your right to be here exploiting the Spoogians.

Panel 2:
Supreme Advisor: What an absurd allegation! They love us here.
Dale: Talbot, are you sure you want me to--
Grayson Talbot (SFX): *Thumbs up!*

Panel 3:
Supreme Advisor: We have taken great pains to improve the Spoogian standard of living.
    The poor creatures were mostly dwelling in caves before our arrival, after all.

Panel 4:
Lieutenant Commander Natashia Starrat: But the particle defense technology was introduced by the war survivors, NOT your occupation forces.
    That system is what allows them to live on the surface.

Panel 5:
Supreme Advisor: Commander, you allow a mere secondary officer to speak without permission? You humans are known for being weak and sappy and you display it here for all ot see!
Dale: No, it's fine. She actually knows a lot more about this than I do.

Panel 6:
Dale: But wait a minute... you haven't denied what she said?
Supreme Advisor: Hrrumph. You must be unaware of the frightful conditions we found the particle defense system in. Hardly even functional.
Natashia: Furthermore, this planet is in the Neutral Zone. No one should be governing it except the indigenous race - the Spoogians.
Supreme Advisor: So you denounce our ancestral claim!
Natashia: It's unproven. None of your people are descended from the crash survivors.

Panel 7:
Supreme Advisor: Perhaps not directly, no. But an heir HAS been found. A distant cousin.
    Anyway, that is (hrumph) irrelevant. Let us move to the required starting point of negotiations:
    Your groveling apology.
Dale: Huh? Apology? For what?
Talbot: I think he might be referring to the stolen cloaking device.

Panel 8:
Dale: Which we had nothing to do with!
Talbot: Let's not quibble about that.
    I think it's time a professional negotiator stepped in.

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