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The eight issue of 'Aria of the Hive' :) (Smile).

As with all previous issues, I highly recommend re-reading the previous issue to get yourself up to date with all the drama and the more...salacious content in this issue! 

Thanks to Tabico for *really* putting the gears into overdrive to edit this issue!

As always, the download link is on the right :D (Big Grin).

Recommended reading music: 'Mega-City One Cyberpunk Mix'

www.youtube.com/watch?v=IoQdx8…
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bluemax2 Featured By Owner May 27, 2018
Uzo, 
incredible episode.  Just love what has happened with the Brody-drone.  Delicious deviousness and stealth activity with the three undercover human drones (especially the doctor drone).  Can’t wait to see the council woman and Al-shah droned.  That will be very exciting to see , in great detail I hope.  
Haven is down to one human cohort, her sister.  Everyone else is somehow controlled by RubY-drone who has her own agenda of which Haven is oblivious?  Is Ruby-drone really on her own and not connected with the hive...?
 
Unfortunately we’ll all have to wait months to see the next episode...
am I out of turn to state that Core and Aria will eventually intersect since they are coexisting in the same universe but on different tracks, which are not exactly parallel.

keep it up.  As always the best mind control sci-fi around.  Bravo!
thank you.
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Serendipity1st Featured By Owner May 27, 2018
Awesome as always, thank you :clap:
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Mr-chuffy Featured By Owner May 13, 2018
Wow, I loved it! So much going on in this issue. As always the illustrations were fantastic but that is only one element that makes this series so good. Your character development and world building is truly excellent. Thank you and look forward to the next issue (whenever that may be).
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Kerberusz Featured By Owner May 13, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Very well done, as always!!
Next step in evolution is an animated mp4!
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Nina7777777 Featured By Owner May 13, 2018
Fantastic artwork and story as usual! Thanks a lot for sharing!
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userrandy Featured By Owner May 12, 2018
I thought the second scene was the highlight of the chapter..... well that last scene changed my mind
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userrandy Featured By Owner May 13, 2018
One gripe I have though (I don't think it's too spoilerish) is the distinct lack of twins in this issue. Oh well, guess we'll wait and see what you have in store for them in the future.
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MorteMcAdaver Featured By Owner May 12, 2018
Well done as usual!  The Hive scenes are always so tantalizing.
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Xianchete Featured By Owner May 12, 2018
A great issue all around! Without giving away the story, the experiment shown in this issue is bound to have huge consequences later on. The manipulation and scheming by Drone 87 paid off very well here. How the Hive is managing to subvert and gain a foothold in the government is becoming a great side story although the question remains how that will impact Haven.

Fantastic work as always!
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w4wy4w Featured By Owner May 12, 2018
Awesome as always! 
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latexterprime Featured By Owner May 12, 2018
A solid plot-driven exercise.  Well done!  Strands are developed and modified.  Character and conflict evolve.  New threats emerge. Hive's exploitation of human desire proceeds.  There is a delightful ambiguity between the programmed and the organic in the humans in Haven's hideout.  Hive seems unstoppable, advancing on all fronts, as stealthy as a virus, infecting and co-opting humanity.  The full scale of the threat is being realised, but is it too little, too late?

The most perceptive comment is about the inevitability of MC technology.  If not the agency or Hive, then numerous others ready to exploit.

It seems humanity's future is to be unified, programmed and enslaved.  It is just a question of who will be in charge.  It may be a case that humanity will have to 'hive' itself to see off Hive.

Keep up the good work.  Please don't burn out.
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Advespa Featured By Owner Edited May 11, 2018
I am with DollMistress. Great, amazing and Awesome artwork but for me it´s a little short the story or the comic. Only 76 pages instead of the 120 pages that you do normally in these comics.

Also i coincide with her about the duplicated firsts 10 pages, and i don´t know if it´s a bug, but in the first 20-30 pages, sometimes it appears a grey "box" around the images that it doesn´t appear in your other comics.

But apart of these little bugs, the comic is awesome. And also thanks to Tabico
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ObviousAgent Featured By Owner May 11, 2018
Fantastic update as usual. your art and design work just gets better and better. This story is starting to pick up pace and get even more dirty, which is nice.
My only issue is there is waaaay to long between release dates but hey great things come to those who wait.
Great job.
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MildMagpie Featured By Owner May 11, 2018
Top notch shit as per usual! Things are going down and I am loving every page of it! 
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Dollmistress Featured By Owner May 11, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Uzo, the first 9 pages are duplicated in the zip file due to numbering issues. Not a big deal but just letting you know anyhows.
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Over too soon! Disappointed that [REMOVED DUE TO SPOILERS]didn't actually feature, but the pacing made more sense and what we did see iwth her was great.

Those drone suppression hoods really need a redesign, about my only criticism.
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Dollmistress Featured By Owner May 11, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Sssssssssspoilers! :O
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JockPseudonym Featured By Owner May 11, 2018
Crud sorry!
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Dollmistress Featured By Owner May 11, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
:D

Good idea removing the spoiler :)
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JockPseudonym Featured By Owner May 11, 2018
Yes! I'll let you know my thoughts in about 30 minutes.
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