Comic 247 - Shirt-B-Gone

11th Mar 2012, 5:28 PM in Filling in the Past
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Author Notes:

view 11th Mar 2012, 5:28 PM edit delete
view
Sometimes I have interesting things to say here, but then I actually draw the page, and all the interesting things I was gonna say fly outta my head by the time I'm done.

Comments:

Panda! 11th Mar 2012, 5:57 PM edit delete reply
Panda!
I love panel 5 it makes me laugh.
view 11th Mar 2012, 6:14 PM edit delete reply
view
Good, it was fun to draw, too.
Sheela 11th Mar 2012, 8:01 PM edit delete reply
Sheela
SHIRT-RIPPER !

She will NOT be denied ! :D
CyberSkull 11th Mar 2012, 11:04 PM edit delete reply
CyberSkull
Best panel on the page! :D
duLapel 12th Mar 2012, 1:58 AM edit delete reply
duLapel
Sometimes buttons just get in the way!
Sheela 12th Mar 2012, 4:26 PM edit delete reply
Sheela
.. or hit you in the head !
cattservant 12th Mar 2012, 7:17 PM edit delete reply
cattservant
When your heart's on fire,
you must realize,
(Buttons) gets in your eyes.
Meddy 23rd Mar 2012, 8:08 PM edit delete reply
"Ow! Those don't grow on trees, you know!"
cattservant 11th Mar 2012, 5:57 PM edit delete reply
cattservant
"Shut up." Indeed! Mary has not only jumped the gap, she has forgotten all about it!
Sheela 11th Mar 2012, 8:02 PM edit delete reply
Sheela
Oh no, if anything, she's looking forward to fill the gap. :)
cattservant 11th Mar 2012, 8:14 PM edit delete reply
cattservant
Hi Sheela: Did you notice that in panel 5 she said much the same thing as she did in page #191?
Sheela 11th Mar 2012, 11:02 PM edit delete reply
Sheela
O rly ?
More beanbag luvin' ?
cattservant 11th Mar 2012, 11:30 PM edit delete reply
cattservant
This time she'll let somebody else's fingers do the walking...
cattservant 11th Mar 2012, 6:38 PM edit delete reply
cattservant
view: About "interesting things"; There are 33 words in your AtNs. At the traditional rate today's page is worth 198,000! It is no wonder that all the I-Ts have to take flight. There is no room in there!

Not to mention, no matter how alert we are, you can always come in from an unexpected direction!!

On that note... It's good to see Mary is wearing her rubbers!!! Such a lovely touch of whimsicality (absurdity ?). Thank you for sharing!
JasperWB 11th Mar 2012, 8:24 PM edit delete reply
JasperWB
I'm surprised to see Mary take the lead like that. She must want it bad. I do have to admit, I never thought it would happen between them like this. So energetic.
Running Joke 11th Mar 2012, 8:45 PM edit delete reply
The best sexual release is pent up sexual release. (Your experience may varies)
JasperWB 11th Mar 2012, 9:04 PM edit delete reply
JasperWB
So they say. But the wait is tiring. Hard to imagine the energy to go nuts like that
view 11th Mar 2012, 9:22 PM edit delete reply
view
Because you're reading it one per day, you pop in from Slashdot or whatever, and it's a bit disconcerting to jump into an energetic part of the comic. If you read it through, it should work fine.
JasperWB 11th Mar 2012, 9:28 PM edit delete reply
JasperWB
Slashdot? I had to look that up to even find out what the hell it was. I sense a dig at me I'm to incompetent to decipher.
view 11th Mar 2012, 10:38 PM edit delete reply
view
No, it means that the audience can't go from zero to sixty. Since you're reading one page a day, seeing a page going sixty is uncomfortable. But if you were reading one page after the other, it would feel pretty natural.
JasperWB 11th Mar 2012, 11:47 PM edit delete reply
JasperWB
It wasn't a problem of pacing, it just wasn't how I imagined this to happen based on the characters and how they interact with each other. Like I'd expect them to interrupt this yet again and stop it. Someone would back out since its so energetic and neither seems to be able to go through it that way.

I know I'm not the author so I'm not saying it doesnt make sense. I was just tossing my two cents in. Just saying I'd figured it going down differently. More slowly and sensual like I suppose.

Know what I'm sayin'? STILL BUDDIES?!.;,:punctuation*"
Sheela 12th Mar 2012, 12:31 AM edit delete reply
Sheela
Oh, Oh .. you mean like if they were getting all hot 'n' bothered from touching eachother all over the place and then suddenly, they were all like ..

STOP !!
Hammertime !

image

... and then they danced ?
JasperWB 12th Mar 2012, 12:36 AM edit delete reply
JasperWB
Uhm. Sure. They've done it twice before.
view 12th Mar 2012, 12:39 AM edit delete reply
view
Third time's the charm...

Anyway, this is how it happens. It makes perfect sense to me.
cattservant 12th Mar 2012, 12:42 AM edit delete reply
cattservant
And so shall it be...
Sheela 12th Mar 2012, 12:44 AM edit delete reply
Sheela
Yay, dancing. :D
cattservant 12th Mar 2012, 12:49 AM edit delete reply
cattservant
"... living and dying in three quarter time." I hear dance music!*



*this and this.
JasperWB 12th Mar 2012, 1:30 AM edit delete reply
JasperWB
Lol. Do I really seem that aggressive here? I am just surprised is all. It does make sense. It's just not the path I predicted. Man, I can't communicate with people anymore. Why do I bother? Not like anyone cares anyway.
view 12th Mar 2012, 1:33 AM edit delete reply
view
Now, don't get cranky. The text makes everything look grumpy.
JasperWB 12th Mar 2012, 2:24 AM edit delete reply
JasperWB
But cranky is what I know...

Alright. Just for /you/ I'll be cheery!
cattservant 12th Mar 2012, 2:30 AM edit delete reply
cattservant
It's good to at least try new things!
tteclod 12th Mar 2012, 12:10 PM edit delete reply
I'm with Jasper. Pacing is fast by about one page. The forthcoming scene is plausible and expected, but a page is missing after she trips and falls on him.

Call us romantic, but I think we're both looking for a long kiss first.
cattservant 12th Mar 2012, 3:40 PM edit delete reply
cattservant
Could panel 1 be the tapering end of that first 'long kiss'?
tteclod 12th Mar 2012, 5:21 PM edit delete reply
Yes, panel 1 could be the end of that long kiss from a missing page. And although forview seems a bit shy of his "eyes closed" effect, I think the missing page ought to be something like that to communicate Mary's building lust, because that desperate need is where she's arrived by panel 5 of this page.

Besides, the "touch" effect is something I've not seen elsewhere, and forview may be onto an artistic effect that deserves further exploration.

Also, I am inclined to think that Miwa may be similarly stimulated by Jim, and that the differeence between each woman's experience of Jim's touch would be fascinating to explore with visual art. For example, does Miwa experience touch as diffusely as Mary, or is her experience sharper?

As I said, page missing.
cattservant 12th Mar 2012, 7:27 PM edit delete reply
cattservant
Mary's feelings for Jim go back and have been building up for way more than ten years.* And now, that the Moon is full, critical mass has been reached! boom!!!


*Page #197 and then right on away!
JasperWB 12th Mar 2012, 8:28 PM edit delete reply
JasperWB
Son of a mother duck! I give up. I do not think there is a pacing issue dammit! Lol
Running Joke 11th Mar 2012, 8:44 PM edit delete reply
This is a great page. Porny, Interesting, Raises questions and interest about characters and the nuances of their relationship.

And yet the first thing that came to mind when I saw today's page was "Heh, flipper sex." Oh well, no accounting for taste I guess.
cattservant 11th Mar 2012, 9:19 PM edit delete reply
cattservant
Would something like this be part of it?
Running Joke 11th Mar 2012, 11:54 PM edit delete reply
Hmm. do Poolside Strippers wear clear plastic Flipper heels?
cattservant 12th Mar 2012, 12:39 AM edit delete reply
cattservant
What would they use for floaties?
elfolampo 12th Mar 2012, 11:19 AM edit delete reply
elfolampo
Mary in panel 5 is a mix of a raper and a druggie. She even goes full rapeface there.
cattservant 13th Mar 2012, 7:25 PM edit delete reply
cattservant
Fermented Estrogen?
Hogan 26th Jul 2012, 7:54 PM edit delete reply
Hogan
I'll say he earned... now, to find out what exactly he DID for the future!

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