tony1695 wrote: ↑Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:28 pm
HANG ON. That clock in the background of the fourth panel! Sixteen-hour days?
I really like details like this! The fact that Mekkan is like Earth but not exactly, so they have hours and days and weeks and months and years, but they might not match up *exactly* to the human calendar. Maybe there are 32 hours in a day and 6 days in a week, and 15 months in a year. Who knows. I'd say that the most important ones to match up are the Mekkan day with the Earth day (so that the characters have the same wake/sleep cycle as humans), and the Mekkan year with the Earth year (so that the ages of characters match up to what we think they mean). But the subdivisions like hours and weeks and months can be played around with a bit :P.
I guess the thing that's neat about this is that it's a subtle background thing. It's not like clunky out-of-place exposition like some character saying "hey! there are 32 hours in a day!" to which another character should respond with something like "umm yeah of course... why are you randomly mentioning this random piece of trivia?". It's just a subtle background feature that is easily overlooked but adds to the worldbuilding and "foreignness" of Mekkan. Reminds me of this
, where the "S" shaker has some black powder and the "P" shaker has some white powder.
Have there been any other clocks depicted in TwoKinds so far btw? Also have any months or days been specifically mentioned by name (e.g. "Monday" or "June"), or just seasons? I honestly can't remember, and I'm just curious. It would be nice if this time thing is done consistently, like every other clock we see in the future having 16 hour marks, and maybe some character randomly mentioning offhand "working 32 hours a day" or something. I dunno. Just some thoughts.
TheMouse wrote: ↑Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:32 pm
Hahaha! Awesome! Go Maren, you got this!
I'm really happy for both Maren and Sythe here! I'm also really proud of Maren for sticking with this... it's clear that she really wants to go through with this, while at the same time feeling anxiety and apprehension.