Comic 216 - Hugs

3rd Feb 2012, 9:15 PM in Filling in the Past
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view 3rd Feb 2012, 9:15 PM edit delete
Okay already, enough with the shy stuff!

No comic on Saturday.


jst56strong 3rd Feb 2012, 9:54 PM edit delete reply lord robot view, are we getting to the good stuff next week
view 3rd Feb 2012, 10:05 PM edit delete reply
No! It's crappy forever!
jst56strong 3rd Feb 2012, 11:43 PM edit delete reply
lol. its all good all the time.
JasperWB 3rd Feb 2012, 9:59 PM edit delete reply
I used to get similar reactions to doing things like that. Tis much better to have them yell at you than laugh mockingly and condescendingly however..
view 3rd Feb 2012, 10:05 PM edit delete reply
AwesomeMe! 3rd Feb 2012, 10:25 PM edit delete reply
How sweet :) it's great seeing their relationship growing so much. Hah, I find this a really sweet moment, I'll just go release all the "aww"'s out in a moment :D
view 3rd Feb 2012, 10:45 PM edit delete reply
Well, it's not on the same level as the guys in your avatar...
CyberSkull 3rd Feb 2012, 11:08 PM edit delete reply
Hugs are nice. :D
johndoe2202 3rd Feb 2012, 11:31 PM edit delete reply
First panel was certainly expected.
flyingimam 4th Feb 2012, 6:28 AM edit delete reply
I just gave the link to here on /b/. happy increased traffic to you.
JasperWB 4th Feb 2012, 8:11 AM edit delete reply
Twice in one day? This could be very bad, good, or change nothing. Always extremes with that place. It's like having a lottery via Russian Roulette.
view 4th Feb 2012, 2:06 PM edit delete reply
Well, I only saw about a hundred visitors from both links combined, so it seems I'm not very interesting to them. But thanks for the thought!
Sebine 5th Feb 2012, 2:32 PM edit delete reply
100 visitors from both link?
Sounds decent to me.
view 5th Feb 2012, 2:55 PM edit delete reply
I certainly won't complain, but if I hadn't been told about them, I wouldn't have noticed the spike.
Sheela 4th Feb 2012, 6:55 AM edit delete reply
Dang, she needs a readyness check !

That said, I love the emotions you manage to put into your characters. :)
view 4th Feb 2012, 2:28 PM edit delete reply
It's always kind of iffy to give characters any emotion besides the one that initially defines their character. People always think the character is being "unrealistic" if they have other emotions.

That's why in things like superhero comics, superheroes rarely have any emotion besides stoic determination. In order for them even to get angry or introspective, it has to be a big plot arc driving them to feel that way.
Sheela 6th Feb 2012, 3:39 PM edit delete reply
Yeah, but it's more than that.

I *suspect* you are good at drawing emotions in part because of talent and in part of propably having gone trough them yourself .. possibly a good few times. Or had friends or family go trough a lot. After all, it's kinda hard portraying emotions of something you've never tried, or something like it.

For example, 2 years ago, I woke up with my left side paralyzed, turned out I had had a blood clot while sleeping. And when I got my diagnose, the doctor added the little "it might be permanent." line to the mix.
Luckily, I have managed to retrain most of my ability, but my left leg is still a bit odd, so I cannot jump, run and dance - though I can walk fairly normally. Also I have to eat some pills for the rest of my life to avoid another blood clot. Not for one or two weeks .. the rest of my life.

Now, if I have to try and explain how this felt to another person, it's really hard .. especially if it's a young person, 'cause they've never had something "stop working".

But at the same time, I get off smashingly with a lady down the road that had some brain damage from a traffic accident where she got amnesia and forgot most of her life ... she too recovered much of it, but some is still gone, and her doctor also gave her the "it might be permanent" line - So we sorta know what each other have faced, which makes it easier to talk about it.

It's hard to understand how incredibly tough that little bit about "it might be permanent" can be.
Which is sorta what happened to Hans in this comic, and thus to his friends, including a certain girl that needs a readyness-check. And yet there she is, getting felt up and not feeling ready. :D

... ok ...

I'm done rambling now.

... I think ...

view 6th Feb 2012, 9:16 PM edit delete reply
I'll just leave it at "yes".
Sheela 7th Feb 2012, 2:39 AM edit delete reply
He he he.

Sorry, my rambling mood just got the better of me there. XD
Prestidigititis 4th Feb 2012, 7:06 PM edit delete reply
Panel four is brought to you by Coppertone suntan products.
cattservant 4th Feb 2012, 8:27 PM edit delete reply
What he <can't spell it right now> said!
ravenor78 4th Feb 2012, 11:23 PM edit delete reply
and so after 4 hours of reading up to this point i must say just how much i love this webcomic and its great art and also keep up the good work
view 5th Feb 2012, 12:47 AM edit delete reply
Four hours? That's one page every two minutes!
ravenor78 5th Feb 2012, 10:52 AM edit delete reply
um well it seemed like 4 hours i didn't check all the time and i did other things as well but basically i kept coming back to this comic every several minutes
view 5th Feb 2012, 2:52 PM edit delete reply
Well, welcome!
ravenor78 4th Feb 2012, 11:25 PM edit delete reply
also /b/ sent me
jst56strong 5th Feb 2012, 4:00 PM edit delete reply
FIRST RULE OF THE INTERNET:You do not talk about /b/
elyon 16th Feb 2012, 12:37 AM edit delete reply
1&2 only apply to raids unless you're just trollin or new.
Meh.Aloe 5th Feb 2012, 7:50 PM edit delete reply
It's a cute page. :3 However, panel 3 makes me a bit annoyed with Mary... I'm sure she's just flustered and not thinking too clearly, but it just seems so theatrical, considering how obvious it is that Jim already has her affection. Also it feels a bit presumptuous... Jim is, like, the most awesome and cutest guy ever; if I were Mary, I think I'd consider myself incredibly fortunate if *I* earned *his* affection... :P Of course, I realise she's just lacking in confidence and is trying to find some way to divide her present self from her childish past-self (as far as being around Jim is concerned, that is). Or so I understand it, anyway. :P
view 5th Feb 2012, 7:59 PM edit delete reply
It's the last gasp of her stupid resistance.
Meh.Aloe 6th Feb 2012, 12:13 AM edit delete reply
Haha, that's an *excellent* explanation. :P
cattservant 24th Feb 2012, 1:07 PM edit delete reply
She's thoroughly chewed up this mouthful. Time to swallow and take the next bite!