And you got that happy but slightly disbelieving smile on the young Cleome. Well done Ed.
I'm enjoying the rich colour, lighting, shading and textures you're getting on the characters' bodies. Fine work.
It's probably worth pointing out that this part of the story was actually written and rendered several months ago - before the Archives scene, in fact.
PS Trying out a Favicon for the website (that little image that appears in the browser tab). Just a beta so far - you can just about make out that it's Nightshade's face. Hopefully I can come up with a better one later.
Boy, I would love to see this world's equivalent of a drive-thru restaurant. It would probably give new meaning to the term, "fast food".
Actually, They have volunteers that hang or are suspended over tables at the outposts for those predators that for one reason or another can't feed themselves, and are called "fast feed stations."
I think flies are the fast food in this world, actually.
Or maybe the stores of delicious nutritious spare food juices they carry which might be orgasmically extracted by a local predator once caught, but I like the first way of saying it better.