I spent a lot of time as a kid watching Star Trek: The Next Generation and marveling at how many corridors the Enterprise had–ideal for conversations that let the camera operator move around a bit. Since that doesn’t work in comics, I’m trying to make sure people do something during their expositions: exploring a ruin, for example, or Maresh making delicious hot Idol-O’s for Barabbon. (Yes, those are ground-up egregores he’s munching on; no, that is not something nice creatures do.)

And yes, those little floral arrangements with symbols on them keep out wayward spirits–or at least they’re supposed to.