Comic 108 - Panic Attack

23rd Sep 2011, 12:18 AM in Rain
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view 23rd Sep 2011, 12:18 AM edit delete
As should be obvious now, the answer to yesterday's pop quiz is that she has a severe phobia of lightning. A really severe phobia.

Anyway! Kill3st and JasperWB both guessed it. So you get free sketches. Your sketch requests must A) be pretty easy to draw and B) involve characters from this comic (no added research required). I'll draw them this weekend.


kill3st 23rd Sep 2011, 12:48 AM edit delete reply
Yeah!!! I finally won something in my life!!! I gotta think for a minute about the sketch... Can it include any characters from cheer too?,(not thinking explicit, just so I know my boundaries...!)
view 23rd Sep 2011, 2:25 AM edit delete reply
Don't put in very many characters, I don't have all day to draw it.
SnuggieFtw 23rd Sep 2011, 1:04 AM edit delete reply
In panel 7 miwa says she will get hit by lightning again. Does that mean she was hit by lightning before this of is it just part of her phobia?
view 23rd Sep 2011, 2:26 AM edit delete reply
Well, that'll become clear, but I guess there's no harm in saying now that she was basically killed by lightning.
Greeb 23rd Sep 2011, 6:30 AM edit delete reply
And then Miwa was a zombie. A *lightning zombie*.
view 23rd Sep 2011, 12:52 PM edit delete reply
Damn it, no more exploding zombies! You hit one and -boom- they all go up!
JasperWB 23rd Sep 2011, 1:54 AM edit delete reply
Yeah I also need to think about what I want. I didn't actually figure I'd be right. Does "pretty easy" just mean not too much stuff besides a character or what a character is doing?
view 23rd Sep 2011, 2:26 AM edit delete reply
Yeah, some people will ask for "OH, a simple sketch, can I have an army of orcs raiding minis tirith?!?!?"
._. 23rd Sep 2011, 2:32 AM edit delete reply
sounds like a very legitimate phobia. ^_^
duLapel 23rd Sep 2011, 3:09 AM edit delete reply
Huhhh! Astraphobia! That's the answer to the game?! Where on earth could you deduce that from the information given. I feel like I'm in a bad Charlie Chan film trying to deduce "who murderer (sic)." Not that I should complain, but wouldn't it be simpler to just assign your fans random numbers?!?

* deep sigh [/rant]*

My apologies... congratulations to the winners of view's lottery. I shall sit back and grumble appropriately.
view 23rd Sep 2011, 3:31 AM edit delete reply
I only do it to get a bunch of comments to spur the audience through a slow week.
Gyde 23rd Sep 2011, 6:20 AM edit delete reply
The hint's were there, kind of. Just because you can predict lightning doesn't mean you will. People need a reason to do something not just the ability to do it. Miwa's reason? She was hit and nearly killed as a kid by a bolt. What more reason do you need to want info in the next strike?
warp 23rd Sep 2011, 3:14 AM edit delete reply
's called a lightning rod, Miwa. Just slap one on the house, wire it to the ground. Or have one of those big-ass robots stick a long piece of rebar in the ground nearby. ;)
view 23rd Sep 2011, 3:32 AM edit delete reply
"Phobia" is inherently an illogical fear. Her house is already invulnerable to lightning, and she lives in the basement anyway.
JasperWB 23rd Sep 2011, 6:57 AM edit delete reply
Alright, I know what I'd like my sketch to be. That chick Carol from chapters one and two. Sexy, provocative pose and clothing but not overly revealing if you could. Pin up girl-ish. I suppose you could also do as you did for Archduke in his sketch and work my name into something sexy she could be saying lol. That'd be nice.

Odd and egotistical, perhaps. Weird in some people's eyes, maybe. But it'd make poor ol' me happy
view 23rd Sep 2011, 12:52 PM edit delete reply
That's fine. You want "JasperWB", or just "Jasper"?
kill3st 23rd Sep 2011, 5:27 PM edit delete reply
Check your PMs for my request
JasperWB 23rd Sep 2011, 5:44 PM edit delete reply
Put the WB in please, yes.
view 23rd Sep 2011, 6:57 PM edit delete reply
'Sall good, even if kill3st's request is painfully out of character...
kill3st 23rd Sep 2011, 8:21 PM edit delete reply
I can ask for something more realistic if you'd like...
view 23rd Sep 2011, 8:32 PM edit delete reply
It doesn't bother me.
kill3st 25th Sep 2011, 1:53 AM edit delete reply
Thanks for the sketch, view. It's even better than I had hoped it'd be.
Warmachine 23rd Sep 2011, 3:33 PM edit delete reply
She seemed to have been handling things alright until it dawned on her the sudden, fatal flaw in her devious plan to escape the lightning and win over Jim.
view 23rd Sep 2011, 4:04 PM edit delete reply
Well, it was a perfect devious plan until a few hours ago, when she found out about the lightning hitting his house. She's been trying not to think about it.

Actually, she doesn't really want to be scared in front of Jim. Phobias aren't sexy. But her options are limited.
axlish 23rd Sep 2011, 6:30 PM edit delete reply
I just started reading this today and I really like it. ^.^
view 23rd Sep 2011, 6:57 PM edit delete reply