pt. 1 ch. 9 - Page 13

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MistakeNPotatoes
4th Aug 2017, 10:30 AM

Greetings from the PAST! I'm uploading this a day early because I'm gonna be out all night, then going to Henry Doorly Zoo tomorrow! It's been about a year since I went so it's time to go again. When you're raised so close to a world class zoo it's so easy to get spoiled on zoo quality.

Everyone have a good weekend! :)

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Microraptor
4th Aug 2017, 10:39 AM

One tends to underestimate how a locksmith could hypothetically screw you up if you piss him off...

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MistakeNPotatoes
5th Aug 2017, 9:10 PM

Yes, they could cause quite a few problems for you :')

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Mgnostic
4th Aug 2017, 10:41 AM

It's tough being a private dick. Somehow I doubt that a mere lock will do much more than slow down Jaunt and Co.

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MistakeNPotatoes
5th Aug 2017, 9:10 PM

This was probably more in response to the recent FBI break in, but... I dunno if that will stop them either ;)

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Mr. Casual
4th Aug 2017, 11:53 AM

Gotta be careful around locksmiths. Always reminds me of one of my favorite exchanges from Police Squad:

"Who are you?! How did you get in here?!"
"I'm the locksmith . . . and I'm the locksmith."

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MistakeNPotatoes
5th Aug 2017, 9:11 PM

I LOVE THAT LINE. Aw man I miss Leslie Nielsen, he was definitely a great.

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Bob Mozark
4th Aug 2017, 1:09 PM

I see two possibilities. Chase is in a tighter financial situation than he lets on. Probably because of the time and expense he has spent on searching for what happened to his brother. The expenditure of time means that he can not seek gainful employment that he would otherwise be free to pursue.

The second possibility, a less likely one, is that someone has filched the money from his account.

Of course, he could just be one of those careless persons who never bother to balance their checking account.

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MistakeNPotatoes
5th Aug 2017, 9:11 PM

It could be this business hasn't been going well enough since he got into it and he's burned through his nest egg? Either way, he's currently in some financial trouble it would seem...

Part of me says he definitely doesn't keep track of his expenses.

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Sturzkampf
4th Aug 2017, 2:09 PM

I'm reminded of Night Owl in Watchmen, who gets stronger and stronger locks fitted to his door as the story progresses. When the locksmith fits the last one he says it will take an army to break in now...

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MistakeNPotatoes
5th Aug 2017, 9:12 PM

Oh my god I forgot about that. I was going for something similar but just this one time, this won't be a recurring thing XD Damn Rorschach!

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MadJak91
4th Aug 2017, 2:26 PM

Yep! Must be a pain to constantly check your surroundings but it also goes with the job.
The letter reminds me that back then even reminders were kind of polite. I had seen plenty of those in real life some years ago and it was fun, haha.

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Mgnostic
5th Aug 2017, 10:01 AM

Pre-Great Depression, no FDIC, little regulation at all. First you send a nice letter and if that doesn't work, you take back your lock.

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MadJak91
7th Aug 2017, 1:29 PM

I read old reminders about not coming to work. I guess these days they fire you on spot after a reminder or an attempt at contacting you but back then they had no email or phone.
It was really nice and wished you good luck on your recovery and asked if anything is wrong and that the team misses you :D

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MistakeNPotatoes
5th Aug 2017, 9:13 PM

These days it's a little more direct, and now we have collection agencies. People whose job is to bother you day and night until you pay money. It's awful :I

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Myetel
5th Aug 2017, 12:26 PM

I really like the varied uses of perspective. It's very cinematographic . . . particularly the pullback shots from above. It also interjects nice variety, which keeps a sensation of movement and flow in scenes that would otherwise just be transition. :)

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MistakeNPotatoes
5th Aug 2017, 9:23 PM

Cinematography is one of the big things I'm shooting for with this comic, so hearing this is definitely a plus :)

I try to make transition pages as interesting as I can manage, I promise stuff is about to happen. Next, TALKING HEADS!

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Memoria Caelestie
24th Aug 2017, 7:21 PM

chase I think maybe you should rethink your life before you wreck yourself!

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MistakeNPotatoes
25th Aug 2017, 11:05 AM

He's definitely on a path! :')

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