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August 17th, 2014, 9:16 am

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Oly-RRR, August 17th, 2014, 9:30 am

I literally grew a year older while working on this (I blame the heatwave). I hope the next update will happen sooner!

In case you can't read Christmas's speech he said "Lourdes". In case you don't know what Lourdes is, here's a link. But really Teague's expression in that panel tells you all you need to know.

When I start worrying that I'm a soppy sentimental writer who is too soft on the characters I remind myself that I have a character named Christmas who is a teenager living between two divorced parents, one of whom is an fanatical Catholic and the other is one of those parents who try to make their kids succeed at whatever career path they failed at (in this case acting). I mean come on, more than that and it's Charles Dickens territory.

I was listening to Bowling For Soup at some point of inking this and thought that Critically Disdained is a good description of Teague's attitude, or at least the attitude he tries to keep up. We're not here to change the world, we're here to laugh at others...

Jarvis is reading Loud Era over there - if you're a cool kid like Jarvis you should read it too.

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jolokiapepper97, August 17th, 2014, 11:49 am

Loud Era

Ah, I love that comic! And I love
Jarvis' permanent smile :D

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Oly-RRR, August 17th, 2014, 11:58 am

@jolokiapepper97: Me too! :D

And Jarvis is usually a happy camper, except sometimes- http://copstories.smackjeeves.com/comics/1985603/the-shortest-skinhead-phase-in-teenage-hi story/

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mitchellbravo, August 17th, 2014, 1:41 pm

@Oly-RRR: YAAAAAAAAAAAAAY the page is done!!!! :D :D

Awwww thanks so much for the shout-out as well!! I would be honored to have Jarvis as a fan of my comic :D

"When I start worrying that I'm a soppy sentimental writer who is too soft on the characters I remind myself that I have a character named Christmas who is a teenager living between two divorced parents, one of whom is an fanatical Catholic and the other is one of those parents who try to make their kids succeed at whatever career path they failed at (in this case acting). I mean come on, more than that and it's Charles Dickens territory." This had me laughing really hard. I think we underestimate how rough we make our character's lives a lot of the time XD

Also I love the effect through the window panes in the first panel, my attention goes right to Teague... AND LMAO THE INSTRUCTOR READING DAILY MAIL WITH THE BIG-BOOBED LADY XD

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Oly-RRR, August 17th, 2014, 11:15 pm

@mitchellbravo: Now I just need to keep drawing them! :D Already started sketching the next one yesterday but dropped asleep early again.

And yeah, I seem to switch between "I'm too soft on them!" and "I'm a COLD-HEARTED BITCH OF A WRITER". XD

The Daily Mail headline reads "Yoga and horoscopes can lead to possession by Devil" and I wish I could say it's an entirely fictional one - I just edited it slightly. :D

Jarvis is reading comics in class (but he has our approval so it's okay :D), Teague is naturally on tumblr, Christmas is photoshopping (and so is the only kid whose screen we can see actually doing some schoolwork, and photoshopping with a jelly bean switch must be like 5 times more tedious) and poor Alastair is still on Windows main screen and will probably stay there till the end of the class unless someone rescues him. It's okay, I think he likes Windows. And screensavers - SOMETIMES IF YOU WAIT LONG ENOUGH IT WILL SHOW YOU A MOVIE!! Oh man, I gotta make some comic about Al soon.

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mitchellbravo, August 18th, 2014, 9:45 pm

@Oly-RRR: Good luck!!! Crossing my fingers you get another late August productivity train!!

LMAO good old 'Mail XD That's probably a great source for story ides as well...

Oh man editing with a mouse is tedious enough, I do NOT envy Christmas there D: Oh oh oh I don't know if they put this one on computers anymore but I do hope Alastair gets the screensaver with the 3D maze :P

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Oly-RRR, August 19th, 2014, 12:18 am

@mitchellbravo: Thanks! I have wooork so crazy productivity is unlikely but I'm trying to get it done in bigger chunks than usual and I did work on a thing for the main comic yesterday. And I tweaked the order in which stuff will be coming up so Quinton's story actually has chances of starting before September. Not sure. Will see around the end of the week I suppose.

Haha, mostly for stories about crazy journalists! I used to think "WORST COP in Britain" was a headline Broadchurch writers made up but turns out it was in Daily Mail a few years ago. XD Now I feel the need to use it too!

Ooh, yes, the 3D maze!! Maybe they put slightly more high-res new version of it? I dunno either, I just have my monitor set to turn off after a few minutes with no movement. But yesss, Alastair would love it. :D

"Al, goddammit, stop watching it like it's Labyrinth, there's no David Bowie at the end of it!!" ...and Al would look hurt because SPOILERS!

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mitchellbravo, August 19th, 2014, 9:59 pm

@Oly-RRR: THE QUINTON STORY YESSSS. I've imagined so many theoreticals I can't bear to wait many more weeks XD

Hahahhahaa now I'm going to have to check on my laptop to see if it has an updated 3D maze WITH SOCIAL MEDIA CONNECTION SO YOUR FACEBOOK LETS EVERYONE KNOW THAT YOU FOUND THE MOUSE OR THE END.

Lmao, I used to be a little too excited about the maze :P I would try to see if I could predict the direction "I" was going to turn next...

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Oly-RRR, August 20th, 2014, 1:29 am

@mitchellbravo: I'm sure you came up with some great theories but for some reason I think you haven't quite guessed it! But maybe it's because I'm too excited about it. XD SOON!

Hahaha, actually the way Alastair is around computers was inspired by how when I was in primary school and visited mum for a couple of weeks she borrowed a computer from someone for me to play. But it was my first time so I spent the first day or two either staring at the screensaver with stars or launching Jazz Jack Rabbit and watching demos or just turtles walking back and forth on the first screen of the first level because actually playing the game seemed like too much of a power and WITH GREAT POWER COMES GREAT RESPONSIBILITY. XD

I think a tiny Scottish village would be at least slightly more tech-savvy at the time Alastair was old enough for video games but he never had much motor skills or communication skills so he would lose interest in trying to play really fast unless someone put time and effort in teaching him how to do it. And Al's parents are okay but they don't seem particularly tech-savvy to me.

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mitchellbravo, August 21st, 2014, 5:51 pm

@Oly-RRR: Hahahahaha I think when we were all first introduced to the WILD WORLD OF COMPUTERS it was kind of daunting to actually interact with them XD And yeah that makes sense for Al! It's not much fun to play things if you're really just not good at them for one reason or another.

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Oly-RRR, August 22nd, 2014, 1:09 am

@mitchellbravo: Yeah! XD Oh, I just realised Al's family could live in Shetland before - I've read and watched a couple of things set there and it's LITERALLY A BUNCH OF TINY ISLANDS NEXT TO SCOTLAND.

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vlogsister98, August 24th, 2014, 7:33 pm

Heat wave

Don't even start on how hot you are. It is 42 C here! My air conditioner is broken!

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Oly-RRR, August 25th, 2014, 4:13 am

@vlogsister98: I don't even HAVE an air conditioner, just a weird fan made from four old computer fans (it looks almost like a window unit, it isn't). But yeah, the weather improved since then so I'm mentally sending some rains and breezes your way (wherever you are) - it HAS to get better since September is just around the corner! :] ...but yeah, this summer could be better temperature-wise.