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sgamer82 from Meridian, ID
Apr 5th 2018 at 6:57:59 AM

Home Page: http://www.sleeplessdomain.com

First Comic: http://www.sleeplessdomain.com/comic/chapter-1-cover

Sleepless Domain is a webcomic by Mary Cagle, author of Kiwi Blitz and Let's Speak English.

The city is under constant attack by monsters. By day, a barrier keeps the city safe. At night, however, the barrier shuts down to reset and the city's main line of defense are Magical Girls who fight evil by moonlight.

Team Alchemical is a group of such girls. They have their problems, such as arguing over which of them should be leader, but are True Companions nonetheless. However, on one fateful night, tragedy befalls Team Alchemical and one member, "Alchemical Water" Undine, is determined to find out just what happened and why.

Even if that means she has to do it alone.

edited 5th Apr '18 7:15:46 AM by sgamer82

Plus, remember how in Eragon everyone cries "a single tear"? Yeah, just try that with One Piece and see if it works
sgamer82 from Meridian, ID
Apr 5th 2018 at 6:58:19 AM

As that description implies, there's a First-Episode Spoiler at play. I'm making the effort to avoid it in the first post but I'm not expecting anyone discussing the comic later to go out of their way to do so.


Current comic:
http://www.sleeplessdomain.com/comic/chapter-9-page-22

Even when Undine has saved the day she's worried it's her fault it needed saving in the first place...

edited 5th Apr '18 6:59:40 AM by sgamer82

Plus, remember how in Eragon everyone cries "a single tear"? Yeah, just try that with One Piece and see if it works
Apr 5th 2018 at 7:53:40 AM

This is one of my favorite comics. Glad a thread got made.

That evil goop expulsion a couple pages ago was really unsettling, huh?

sgamer82 from Meridian, ID
Apr 5th 2018 at 1:39:37 PM

It was. I wonder if the fact that this is a known and, presumably, regular occurrence where monster attacks see concerned could fall into Nightmare Fuel.

Meanwhile, any takers that next comic is Undine trying to tell Heartful Punch It's Not You, It's My Enemies?

Plus, remember how in Eragon everyone cries "a single tear"? Yeah, just try that with One Piece and see if it works
sgamer82 from Meridian, ID
Apr 6th 2018 at 5:38:23 AM

Double post for new comic:
http://www.sleeplessdomain.com/comic/chapter-9-page-23

There's me being wrong. Though now I wonder if this will lead in to Heartful Punch's past. I've long thought she's gone through something like Undine did, since she's easily been the most empathetic about Undine's Survivor Guilt and has previously said she's got something of her own, albeit not on Undine's level, that helps her get where Undine is coming from.

Plus, remember how in Eragon everyone cries "a single tear"? Yeah, just try that with One Piece and see if it works
sgamer82 from Meridian, ID
Apr 11th 2018 at 3:04:53 AM Plus, remember how in Eragon everyone cries "a single tear"? Yeah, just try that with One Piece and see if it works
Nouct Serial procrastinator from Back in Hong Kong Relationship Status: Longing for my OTP
Serial procrastinator
Apr 11th 2018 at 4:12:01 AM

I really like the Art Shift here into Undine's dream.

Also according to Mary Cagle, the webcomic is now three years old! grin

"This is tremendous content, where's my phone"
Apr 11th 2018 at 4:13:07 AM

Hmm. The notion of the two of them as a couple, rather than a team, I had pretty much thought shipperiness until the fourth panel of this update. Especially with Kokoro having a female ex, I'm pretty sure now she's into her; I just wonder whether she reciprocates.

sgamer82 from Meridian, ID
Apr 11th 2018 at 4:22:26 AM

[up] Since when does HP have a female ex? Are you talking about Outrageous Lime, with her "so that was your type"? Honestly I took that as Mistaken for Gay. I'd thought the gag was the implications flying completely over Undine's head.

Though now you mention it that would make her follow up of "I have a guy, now" and others' surprise she had a boyfriend for together.

Also was there a proper Art Shift? I noticed their clothes changed, but otherwise nothing different art wise.

edited 11th Apr '18 4:28:45 AM by sgamer82

Plus, remember how in Eragon everyone cries "a single tear"? Yeah, just try that with One Piece and see if it works
Nouct Serial procrastinator from Back in Hong Kong Relationship Status: Longing for my OTP
Serial procrastinator
Apr 11th 2018 at 4:26:14 AM

Maybe Art Shift was the wrong term to use, but it seems a lot more glossy or a filter was used or something, I dunno I'm not an art person but I think this dream is different stylistically from the other dreams

"This is tremendous content, where's my phone"
Medinoc Chaotic Greedy from France
Chaotic Greedy
Apr 11th 2018 at 7:13:08 AM

Also was there a proper Art Shift? I noticed their clothes changed, but otherwise nothing different art wise.
There's no lineart.

edited 11th Apr '18 7:13:40 AM by Medinoc

"And as long as a sack of shit is not a good thing to be, chivalry will never die."
Apr 11th 2018 at 7:25:45 AM

Since when does HP have a female ex? Are you talking about Outrageous Lime, with her "so that was your type"? Honestly I took that as Mistaken for Gay. I'd thought the gag was the implications flying completely over Undine's head.

Though now you mention it that would make her follow up of "I have a guy, now" and others' surprise she had a boyfriend for together.

Yeah the implication there is that Lime was pursuing HP, but it didn't work out for some reason. And then HP's all "Oh boy I do not want to talk about past relationships or my possible interest in Undine right in front of her".

sgamer82 from Meridian, ID
Apr 11th 2018 at 7:41:52 AM

Ah. That wasn't how I took it, but I also confess I completely missed the part that confirmed transgender Magical Girls were possible because I don't scroll to read the author notes. I sincerely thought Claire's statement that everyone "still thought she was a boy" to be a little kid logic description of a tomboy until it occurred to me the description closely matched Zoe.

So take my observations for what they're worth.

edited 11th Apr '18 7:43:04 AM by sgamer82

Plus, remember how in Eragon everyone cries "a single tear"? Yeah, just try that with One Piece and see if it works
sgamer82 from Meridian, ID
Apr 13th 2018 at 6:04:35 AM

New comic:

http://www.sleeplessdomain.com/comic/chapter-9-page-25

A thought I had yesterday: Could Undine and Heartful Punch possibly be having a shared/joint dream?

Plus, remember how in Eragon everyone cries "a single tear"? Yeah, just try that with One Piece and see if it works
Nouct Serial procrastinator from Back in Hong Kong Relationship Status: Longing for my OTP
Serial procrastinator
Apr 13th 2018 at 6:13:22 AM

We didn't actually see Kokoro fall asleep so it could go either way. I'm more inclined to believe that this is just Undine's dream at the moment.

So is Undine trapped in the dream now that the Woman in White compressed it?

"This is tremendous content, where's my phone"
Apr 13th 2018 at 7:04:05 AM

Liking all the symbolism here.

sgamer82 from Meridian, ID
Apr 17th 2018 at 6:16:05 AM Plus, remember how in Eragon everyone cries "a single tear"? Yeah, just try that with One Piece and see if it works
Nouct Serial procrastinator from Back in Hong Kong Relationship Status: Longing for my OTP
Serial procrastinator
Apr 17th 2018 at 6:52:35 AM

The most useful god power of all: giving stressed teens a good night's sleep.

"This is tremendous content, where's my phone"
Apr 17th 2018 at 10:56:15 AM

"Rest well, Miss Wells" [lol]

sgamer82 from Meridian, ID
Apr 17th 2018 at 6:17:41 PM

A thought's occurred to me. It's a bit awkward to phrase so bear with be please: Since the loss of her team, has Undine met anyone while transformed who had also seen her transformed before?

Since Tessa used her power to save her, Undine has had pink pupils when transformed, but no one has ever commented on this. That's when it occurred to me that most people she's encountered since (HP, the teams she tried to join, the Power Training Club) were all meeting her for the first time. It's entirely possible that they don't realize the significance of the pink eyes. It may not come up until someone who knew her before see her changed and spots the difference.

Plus, remember how in Eragon everyone cries "a single tear"? Yeah, just try that with One Piece and see if it works
sgamer82 from Meridian, ID
Apr 19th 2018 at 6:06:14 PM

Now I honestly wonder how long Undine was out.

Also first (on-screen) main character parent.

Plus, remember how in Eragon everyone cries "a single tear"? Yeah, just try that with One Piece and see if it works
Durazno Relationship Status: Drift compatible
Apr 20th 2018 at 3:56:29 AM

"Don't you need to be at work-"

Is it strange that that line gives me the most dystopian feeling in this comic so far, even more so than the Team Alchemical merch being sold off? Makes you think about all the parents having busy lives while their kids are out having deathmatches with awful monsters.

Kayeka World's biggest wannabe from Amsterdam Relationship Status: Brony
World's biggest wannabe
Apr 20th 2018 at 4:25:10 AM

Honestly, I was mostly just surprised that her name apparently really is "Undine". I always thought that it was more of a codename of sorts.

People say I have a problem with authority. I say that authority has a problem with me.
sgamer82 from Meridian, ID
Apr 20th 2018 at 4:42:07 AM

We saw the girls call her Undine in that flashback to the first day Undine got her powers.

Plus, remember how in Eragon everyone cries "a single tear"? Yeah, just try that with One Piece and see if it works

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