Chapter 3, Page 40

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I do some weird lighting in this comic but I think this one was the most confusing to figure out XD

For those who don’t want to google, a chemocline is where two liquids of different chemical compositions meet. Here’s a cool photo of a diver in a halocline, which is a chemocline of saltwaters. As for the one in the comic… who knows. Maybe a thripocline.

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  • Elyssia

    Those needle fish don’t look friendly.

  • Rin

    Naw, they just want hugs. Sharp pointy hugs, but hugs nonetheless!

  • Mouse

    Uhoh, stabfish…

    • shingworks

      lol… I think you win the unofficial name-it game. Stabfish it is

  • Localized

    Ah yes, underwater water. Home of the Needle-Nose Stabfish. I’m quite familiar~

  • Jenny

    thripfriend is great at directions

    • AGV

      It must be the one that cleans KK “tantrum corner”

  • DukeBG

    Colour transition. Scene change!

    • shingworks

      Back to glow water :]

  • So more parasites are attaching… He’s… Gonna catch them all?

    • AGV

      “Gotta breed ’em all! (Oh, yeah!)
      My body is their soil (That’s Mare Internum!)
      Ohh, you’re my best Thrip, in a sea we must escape (That’s Mare Internum!)”

      • ThatGuyOverThere

        I vote this to be the official unofficial theme song for MI

  • AGV

    Hmmm, something tells me that those syringe fish fellas aren’t friendly…

    • StClair

      Whatever they are, it’s important to remember is that they were designed, to serve some function.

      • sjalexander

        at this point I’m not sure what parts of Kallakore’s narrative to believe… but this seems plausible :-P

        • DS

          Well, if those needles are full of hallucinogenics, everything will become plausible. :D

  • Aristatide

    “THRIPFRIEND IS MY CO-PILOT” stickers for everybody!

    • Jac

      Thripfriend take the wheel

      • Ayrie

        I want this. It would be so good for pinpointing people I could be friends with: mare readers and those curious enough to listen to my “have you heard the good webcomics word?” spiel.

  • Cara

    The contrasting color schemes are so great and lovely.

    • Cara

      Oh nooo my emoji got eaten; well, imagine a heart eyes emoji.

  • Eremos

    Oh, wow, the different coloured waters is the chemocline. Interesting!

  • lou

    Attention all Mikes: now entering dangerous liquidy region.

  • ThatGuyOverThere

    Can Thripfriend provide oxygen in any water conditions? What about air conditions?

    • shingworks

      Thrip only provides camaraderie and annoying noises.

    • I think you’re thinking of thighfriend. :-)

      • shingworks

        lol I didn’t consider they meant thighfriend XD Yeah, flappy can pull enough O2 out of the water for Mike to be okay, he’s pretty much a giant backup lung. On land Mike has to revert back to using his own lungs, which is very very painful as he has to get the water out first.

  • Edmund


    Not sure if oil and water is still considered a chemocline or if it gets a special name due to the hydrophobic nature of oils, but the visual effect is one people are more likely familiar with!

    SO COOL.

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