Comic 75 - Hashed Lines

5th Aug 2011, 6:17 PM in 3
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view 5th Aug 2011, 6:17 PM edit delete
I'm not happy with the way I've presented this billboard. As you might see, it's constructed in a horrible manner, and I didn't explain why.

Putting aside the physically impossible bits due to artistic stupidity, no humans have been doing the billboard painting and swapping for quite a while. There are robots to do the job. The robots don't need railings, they don't need ladders, they don't even need a tight grid.

The ladder and tight grid are for emergency access. You're expected to tether yourself in the unlikely situation you have to go up.

But, of course, explaining that in the comic would be really bulky... :P


jst56strong 5th Aug 2011, 8:04 PM edit delete reply
So Mary isn’t afraid of heights like AT ALL. Any way I can’t wait to see if Jim is as brave as captain kicks. Really hard to keep that good machismo especially in front of girls when you’re scared witless.
view 5th Aug 2011, 8:06 PM edit delete reply
Mary loves heights. It reminds her of scuba diving! Or maybe visa versa.
duLapel 8th Aug 2011, 12:59 AM edit delete reply
This sounds as if it comes from personal experience... ^_-
Prestidigititis 5th Aug 2011, 10:02 PM edit delete reply
The amount of reasoning you seem to put in for every detail of this world boggles my mind. Did you really decide how billboards would be handled in this world to that level of detail back when you first decided a billboard would be part of the story? Do you just have a rule wherein you puzzle out all the intricacies whenever a new, possibly anachronistic thing or technology becomes part of the storyline? Is there any of this you make up on the fly?
jst56strong 5th Aug 2011, 11:53 PM edit delete reply
my guess is most of the early stuff was of the fly but then it led to moments like: erg work is hard aaaaand boring, hey i know let me think of my make believe world for an hour to kill time before my boss realizes I’m not doing actual work and have been drawing on my computer for the last 2 years. :P ..... I should probably clarify that as a joke and in no way an insult.
view 5th Aug 2011, 11:59 PM edit delete reply
No, it should be pretty obvious why I decided the billboard needs to be like this. It's not arbitrary. It's at least as important as what's drawn on the billboard.

I don't think I've just made up any details on the fly. A few details don't matter - for example, the Mexican wrestler's wife's name and nationality aren't very important - but so far, all the details have been done as the plot or setting demands. Even things like lake filters and the fact that Miwa has a Japanese name despite being half Chinese and not Japanese at all.
Prestidigititis 6th Aug 2011, 7:26 AM edit delete reply
Oh man, I gotta READ the billboard now? Siiiiigh....

The things I learn how to do to understand comics these days.
Prestidigititis 6th Aug 2011, 7:28 AM edit delete reply
And on a serious should be "obvious" why the billboard is this way? Have I missed the obvious again?
view 6th Aug 2011, 12:52 PM edit delete reply
It's not so critical, because it'll unfold with the story. But, yeah, there are only a few reasons why I would make the billboard like this.
Iamari 6th Aug 2011, 3:50 AM edit delete reply
The 15 year old in me wants to point out something. If Jim tilts his head to the right a little he could she Mary's panties.
view 6th Aug 2011, 4:17 AM edit delete reply
She'd kick him with cleats again!
jst56strong 6th Aug 2011, 11:07 AM edit delete reply
In the grand scheme of things wouldn’t work out better if he just pulled a spin and dip then kiss her. I mean that works for me and i look like crap so it's got to work for Jim.
view 6th Aug 2011, 12:51 PM edit delete reply
Maybe not while thirty feet in the air, though...
Iamari 7th Aug 2011, 3:29 AM edit delete reply
The dip I could see happening just pull her into his arms, but considering how narrow the walkway their on is. I would leave out the spin.
JasperWB 6th Aug 2011, 4:56 PM edit delete reply
You must not look as bad as me then. Lucky bastard...
jst56atrong 6th Aug 2011, 5:53 PM edit delete reply
No it works better in those situations. The adrenaline is pumping through the blood because of the height and pheromones are being released in her sweat from the climb or the heat so she would already be in the mood also she just had a Freudian slip so we know where her mind is at. You can always play these situations to your advantage; hell it’s the only way i know how to get laid. I’m not the best looking guy in my high school but i study woman's interests and the science and use the heat of the moment and romance whenever i can weather that means the spin dip or a flower or just being there as a friend when she needs to talk.
jst56strong 6th Aug 2011, 5:58 PM edit delete reply
I forgot to mention confidence helps too and most important is to have no fear of rejection.
Prestidigititis 6th Aug 2011, 6:29 PM edit delete reply
Whenever I try moves like these, the girl just gives me a tired look and reminds me I've only paid her for the hour.
jst56strong 6th Aug 2011, 7:01 PM edit delete reply
HA! That’s funny bro. it also might help me that the girls i chase after are so use to macho jock douche bags that any romance seems totally fucking magical to them. THIS IS TRUE: one of the kids on my football team over heard me talking about romance and said the most romantic thing he has ever done is making sure he skipped a jerk the day before Valentine’s Day so it would be special with his girlfriend. So that attitude is my competition. I think it will get harder as i get older.