Pt. 1 Ch. 7 - Page 9
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MistakeNPotatoes
2nd Nov 2016, 12:27 PM

Oh dear XD

I mean, you can if you want, just remember that Clara just recently lost her boyfriend, Chase's brother...

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Xylas_Incarnum
2nd Nov 2016, 7:24 PM

Yeah, "lost" in multiple senses of the word.

That said, the "presumed dead bro's girl hooking up with his currently there brother" is.... can't remember if that's a trope or not actually, anyways, it's a story mechanic that'd be amongst the least weird happenings in here.

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MistakeNPotatoes
3rd Nov 2016, 11:16 AM

Lost in space and time, lost from life, what have you :D

It's probably a trope though, as well as something that happens in real life.. I can say it's not really something that's happening here though :'D

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azureXtwilight
2nd Nov 2016, 9:07 PM

Whelp, sometimes people who bonds in grief in superhero comics tend to hook up. I might read them too much.

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MistakeNPotatoes
3rd Nov 2016, 11:59 AM

@Azure - Too true! I could see it in an alternate scenario. I'm not one to put relationships at the forefront in my stories, though, I feel like there's enough media out there where the guy/girl gets the guy/girl :D

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MadJak91
2nd Nov 2016, 2:25 PM

Dang it! Too slow! :D

Well, Irwin's hole in his heart was filled by a certain purple substance. Not much to move the anchors but a solid start.
If anything, sometimes the ship's wreckage has the biggest treasures!

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MistakeNPotatoes
3rd Nov 2016, 12:00 PM

Hahaha, yeah, Irwin's heart has already... been... stolen? Huh.

Who knows, maybe something might develop between these two? After a while. If they live a while.

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MadJak91
2nd Nov 2016, 2:32 PM

Bah! Both are knee-deep in trouble anyway so might as well dive full in!
Favor for a favor for a favor situation. And the Don is the last guy I would like to owe multiple favors, haha.
I feel like Chase would just like to solve this one on his own. Maybe. Seems to me he is going to do a "PI radian" soon and start a research of his own.

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MistakeNPotatoes
3rd Nov 2016, 12:03 PM

It's true, there's an awful lot of trouble here. They don't know what the monsters are capable of, so surrounding yourself with as much muscle as you can is probably an attractive option.

Chase was reluctant to get involved in this business in the first place, but now it kinda seems like his hand is being forced, huh..? :D Wonder how many chips he has left.

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Skweeee
2nd Nov 2016, 7:16 PM

Now that they're back. I recommend crashing in your own bed for about 18 hours straight.

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MistakeNPotatoes
3rd Nov 2016, 12:12 PM

No joke, right? But like, with a fire poker at the side of your bed... or a gun... or some sort of fire poker gun...

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Bob Mozark
3rd Nov 2016, 8:34 AM

A relationship is not out of the realm of possibility. My sister's wild and troubled boyfriend died in a car accident. She ended up marrying his steady and responsible younger brother.

Not that I want to see a relationship here. Stories about platonic friends who have a common goal are worthwhile in their own right.

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MistakeNPotatoes
3rd Nov 2016, 12:13 PM

Woah, that's crazy D: - sorry to hear that, if you were close to her ex. I hope everything's working out well though :)

But yeah! Wouldn't it be nice to see more platonic working relationships in comics? :')

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L.A. Julian
4th Nov 2016, 2:18 AM

I think this is breaking multiple multiverse rules...

Wait, what? People talking directly and openly about things, in a free, frank, yet respectful exchange? That doesn't belong in modern drama -- let alone in a Lovecraftian tale!

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MistakeNPotatoes
4th Nov 2016, 10:46 AM

Hah! Clara's a bit different from your typical person :D She's terse in good and bad ways. A little socially awkward but when she wants to be direct she can get right to the point - she also knows how to talk to this man to make him happy due to her association, and she thinks he deserves a break from the misery :)

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L.A. Julian
5th Nov 2016, 11:48 AM

I'm just sooooo tired of dramas -- movies, television, books, comics -- where Every. Little. Thing! becomes a BFD because people have to act weird and mysterious for no reason besides Plot, because the creators can't come up with any other way to create character drama than Endless Angsty/Comic Misunderstandings.

If this was a typical Urban Fantasy story, Clara wouldn't mention the Godfather's interest in occult artifacts and Chase would assume she was interested in Paul and get all macho-jealous and screw up her plans as a result, instead of them discussing it and agreeing to disagree and treating each other like adults, causing me to groan and facepalm yet again...

Because there's enough drama already baked into a TEOTWAWKI scenario...

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MistakeNPotatoes
5th Nov 2016, 12:22 PM

Oh my gosh, this is such a huge compliment to me, thank you :') I don't like characters acting really weird or out of character only for the sake of plot. I love characters, and I want characters to feel natural and develop naturally - if a character is going to act illogically it has to make sense.

You have no idea how happy it makes me that you noticed I'm not going for the drama for drama's sake angle :) Stakes are high enough, we don't need to add slice of life style plotlines here, haha!

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L.A. Julian
5th Nov 2016, 9:42 PM

:-)

(All the literary & fandom arguments over what is more important, 'plot' or 'character' -- drive me nuts! They're both critical parts of Story, so don't shortchange either one!)

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Taily
27th Nov 2016, 1:28 PM

OH MY GOD HE'S ACTUALLY SMILING.
THAT IS A LEGIT SMILE.
HE IS PHYSICALLY CAPABLE OF SMILING FOR REAL.
GOOD.

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Gluma
17th Feb 2017, 11:59 AM

Its almost weird how better your monster guys look compared to humans, even the fishmen who are similar to humans in appearence seem better constructed. Must be uncanney valley or something. Are those face proportions a deliberate stylistic choise? Small foreheads, long noses, large forehead-to-mouth distance, those things.

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MistakeNPotatoes
17th Feb 2017, 1:27 PM

I mean, yes and no?

I've been struggling with how I want humans to appear in this comic, and I've been kind of going back and forth and a little wishy-washy, and the consistency suffers for it. I have a style I'm going for, but the specifics I have yet to hammer down, so it seems some days these issues aren't as bad, other days they are, it's frustrating.

I think you've put it into context a little better though, I might be able to use this to try and get to the root of the issue...

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Gluma
17th Feb 2017, 4:35 PM

It's not as much about style and exaggerated proportions as it is about, eh, building shape properly. This shit can only be trained by drawing a lot, analysing your misstakes, repeat untill judgement day. The most important thing is to figure out what exactly you have done wrong.

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MistakeNPotatoes
17th Feb 2017, 5:13 PM

That is true :/

I could really use the time to sit down and analyze what I'm doing wrong, it would be really helpful if I had some sort of tutor or some sort of class I could re-take to work on it. As it is I can barely get to work on the comic, much less extra art practice.

I'll keep striving to find the time and drive to get better, thank you for reminding me :)

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