Comic 342 - .

29th Jun 2012, 10:19 PM in The Sun Always Rises
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view 29th Jun 2012, 10:19 PM edit delete
A few new readers popped in, so as a reminder, I take tomorrow off.


Phuji 29th Jun 2012, 10:27 PM edit delete reply
Lean on "friends"? Rely on other, non-Jim people?
I've got science to do.

I can't tell if that's anger or a broken heart.
Your friendly Shadowtroll 30th Jun 2012, 3:16 AM edit delete reply
it's both, but the thing is is Miwa angry at herself or Jim.
cattservant 29th Jun 2012, 10:33 PM edit delete reply
She's blinding him (and herself) with science!
ravenor78 29th Jun 2012, 10:45 PM edit delete reply
Sorry view, i was just joking.
view 29th Jun 2012, 10:48 PM edit delete reply
I'm not upset, I just don't like it.
Spudpuffin 30th Jun 2012, 12:42 AM edit delete reply
Hey just found your other long and awesome comic 'cheer' and found this awesome thing through some searching. (people who posted 'cheer' didn't credit you) Anyway I just spent the last few hours catching up and I have to say this is one of the best online comics I've ever read. Keep it up please, thank you. :) (also you draw/write sex better than 93.692847% of the internet)
view 30th Jun 2012, 1:06 AM edit delete reply
JasperWB 30th Jun 2012, 2:43 AM edit delete reply
Hmm. I know that conversation. Just like that too. Minus science stuff. It does hurt. The kind of stuff that makes you stop bothering.

Went to an amusements park today. I got blisters on my feet and heat exhaustion. I require pity now.
cattservant 30th Jun 2012, 4:53 AM edit delete reply
How about cold liquids and elevated feet?
Meh.Aloe 30th Jun 2012, 5:46 AM edit delete reply
Amusement parks are a poorly named thing, and visitors to them often require sympathy afterwards, I find!

[Pat, pat]
JasperWB 30th Jun 2012, 4:40 PM edit delete reply
Heh. Damn straight!
Meh.Aloe 30th Jun 2012, 5:44 AM edit delete reply
Well, look at me still talking when there's science to do!

... She's doing science, and she's still alive. She feels FANTASTIC, and she's still alive...
view 30th Jun 2012, 2:10 PM edit delete reply
Phi 30th Jun 2012, 6:20 AM edit delete reply
As I read this I heard the song "Lean on me, when you're not strong..."
Cottoncandysex 30th Jun 2012, 7:14 AM edit delete reply
Hey, I really, really, liked your comic Cheer and was directed to here by Phuji. I was posting it and he told me you made it and you're currently making this one? I can't wait to read it :3
AlfaFoxtail 30th Jun 2012, 12:27 PM edit delete reply
You really going to let her close on her own shell again Jim? come on may not be her lover, but at least be her friend..
Felix 30th Jun 2012, 2:33 PM edit delete reply
Science to do, hearts to break.
CyberSkull 30th Jun 2012, 4:58 PM edit delete reply
And as soon as Miwa said her last line "Still Alive" popped up in my head and will be on continuous loop for a while in my brain.
Dan 30th Jun 2012, 6:36 PM edit delete reply
Poor Miwa. :(
Guest 30th Jun 2012, 9:17 PM edit delete reply
Having just read straight through from the beginning I feel bad for Miwa's ultimate rejection, like her harsh exterior is just a facade, which has now been reinforced. I kind of wish Jim and Miwa had ended up together because other than sex and growing up together, it doesn't feel to me like Mary and Jim have much of a deeper connection. Over time it seems likely that Miwa's hard exterior shell would have softened.

I suppose the heart of the problem is that Miwa and Jim are disconnected by their age difference, which is unfortunate. (Perhaps this is where the title comes from?) In my view though Miwa acts far more mature than her age. In the very beginning I'd presumed Mary was the immature kid and Miwa was the older, life-hardened adult strictly based on how they acted. If Miwa were close to Jim's age he'd probably see her as a realistic romantic prospect.
view 30th Jun 2012, 9:20 PM edit delete reply
Well, the ending hasn't come just yet.
JasperWB 1st Jul 2012, 1:09 AM edit delete reply
Uh oh. That sentence makes me wary as hell. Shit.
view 1st Jul 2012, 1:44 AM edit delete reply
Yeah, do you like how I pretend things aren't settled? MWAHAHA.
cattservant 1st Jul 2012, 5:58 AM edit delete reply
There are a lot of dimes left to turn on yet...
Glendale2x 1st Jul 2012, 3:41 AM edit delete reply
I know Miwa's been kind of a bitch (or simply the logical/calculated mastermind) at times, and since the beginning it seems Jim's sights were set on Mary, but overall I've come to like Miwa a lot more and feel sad for her. Kudos to the writing for making me care about these characters.

(I'm "guest" now with an account.)
view 1st Jul 2012, 4:11 AM edit delete reply
Welcome to the party proper!
Insight 1st Jul 2012, 10:32 AM edit delete reply
I cant begin to express my immersion into this comic. I've diven in and havnt stopped for air, food or potty breaks...

I do love Jim and Mary. If Jim where to end up with Miwa he'd be hopelessly unhappy.

Being with a genious is hard. Being with a genious with moodswings even harder. Being with a genious with moodswings that hasnt realized he/she needs to be kind is impossible.

Miwa is so wrong for Jim. Happiness can only be achived through simplicity. Mary is simplicity while not, never being a simple person.

Either view is a genious or the characters in view's comics has their own life in view's head.
Sheela 1st Jul 2012, 10:47 AM edit delete reply
Hmm .. if the characters are having their own life inside of View's head .. does that mean they throw parties on friday night too ?

Might explain Views's recent need for sleep, all his braincells are hungover. :D
view 1st Jul 2012, 1:34 PM edit delete reply
Glad you like it!
Glendale2x 1st Jul 2012, 5:11 PM edit delete reply
Mary's simplicity is probably why I don't find her as interesting as Miwa.
Dan 1st Jul 2012, 6:44 PM edit delete reply
Same here, Glendale
JasperWB 1st Jul 2012, 3:23 AM edit delete reply
I just hope at least one person got my comeback. I actually worked on it and thought it was pretty good lol
JasperWB 1st Jul 2012, 1:54 PM edit delete reply
Wait...where the hell did my post go?
view 1st Jul 2012, 2:03 PM edit delete reply
You posted two identical "pretty good lol" comments, so I deleted one.
JasperWB 1st Jul 2012, 2:42 PM edit delete reply
Oh. Yeah I saw that so I deleted one. Between the two of us I think we deleted too many posts.
xcares 1st Jul 2012, 5:09 AM edit delete reply
"That's a nice rack you got there."
Guest 1st Jul 2012, 5:52 AM edit delete reply
Poor Miwa. :/
Viscount_Tusc 1st Jul 2012, 5:53 AM edit delete reply
Poor Miwa. :/
ZeroPlus 1st Jul 2012, 1:30 PM edit delete reply
Did she "teleport" again between the last panels? What's up with that anyway?
cattservant 1st Jul 2012, 2:29 PM edit delete reply
It's a specialty of hers. She's done it at least a couple of times. (For example) Can't remember the other one.
cattservant 1st Jul 2012, 2:37 PM edit delete reply
I'm so SLOW!!! Has no one noticed the title of today's page?
Gigan 1st Jul 2012, 5:55 PM edit delete reply
What about it?
ravenor78 1st Jul 2012, 7:44 PM edit delete reply
A full stop, or period if you want, don't forget i'm european, anyway i don't get it.
cattservant 1st Jul 2012, 9:23 PM edit delete reply
"the end of the matter." Miwa is off to do science. Jim is off to do Mary. Plot element concluded.*

*(It would be an subtle artistic touch if periods were little hexagons instead of circles.)
LazyRanger 11th Sep 2012, 12:45 AM edit delete reply
On my browser, this comic reads:
"Never Mind The Gap - . -"

Smiley face! Which is strangely appropriate. :P
Baconbot9000 10th Jul 2013, 6:23 PM edit delete reply
Miwa goes on to become GLaDOS. She has science to do.