129 - Lost Relations

posted 11th Jun 2012, 11:42 AM

129 - Lost Relations
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11th Jun 2012, 11:42 AM

Saprophyte

This page is so emotional but all I could think while working on it was "Damn, that is a nice bus...I can't believe I drew a bus that looks like an actual bus!" *facepalm*

(edit) Anyway, poor Robbie must've had this on his mind since Neve brought up the subject on Page 118 not too long ago (we had a long break in posting right after, so if you've forgotten, here's the reminder!).

Would you rather live with some small hope that the person you lost might still be out there somewhere, or would you find that too painful and prefer to have definite proof of what happened? Even if it was the worst outcome?

I'm not sure myself where I stand on that, but I think for once in my life I'd prefer not knowing. I think Robbie disagrees with me.

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11th Jun 2012, 12:27 PM

acompletecircle

This page was awesome!
And, well, I'd rather know for sure what happened. I mean, not knowing what happened to a loved one is crappy. I wouldn't be able to live properly without always worrying if they were alive or dead, if they needed help, that kind of stuff. Also the longing would get to me pretty bad. So yeah, even if it was the worse case case scenario, I'd like to know exactly what happened instead of being left wondering.

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11th Jun 2012, 12:59 PM

Cha

That seemed kind of sudden for Robbie to just say that, but not, and Neve is so sweet.

I think I'd prefer to have a tiny sliver of hope that some good would come out of the situation, but at the same time, I'm the kind of person that wants to know every detail of what happened if I could. I suppose I'd be alright either way.

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11th Jun 2012, 1:20 PM

Sid

PRIORITIES NOEL, JEEZ. That is a damn fine bus though.

I'd like to say that I would rather know, but ultimately I don't think it would bother me. I would miss them, but if they aren't found I'm more likely to assume they abandoned me and are living it up somewhere tropical. I've lost contact with so many people over the years and wasted so much time hoping and wondering about them that I neglected my own life.

Uh sorry for the novel haha. By the way I love that you included detail like the bus times on the post aaaa. And those three middle panels are excellent.

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11th Jun 2012, 2:16 PM

Guest

I love the use of the background color to emphasize the emotion...this comic is so good. These characters are imminently relatatable and you're brilliant. I'm hooked! and I'll be sure to stroke yr ego twice a week now :D

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11th Jun 2012, 2:28 PM

Saprophyte

Thanks for the kind words everyone!

@Cha It seems sudden because the posting schedule got thrown off by two or three weeks back in May. Right before the flashback sequence, Neve had talked about how their father died. Robbie's had it on his mind since that moment, which for him was only 30 minutes ago :)

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11th Jun 2012, 3:03 PM

hyatt death

i love this page to me it hits home in a good way (kind of)this page was very well done it as awsome as ever and well i've gone through not knowing what happened to someone i love and not knowing. i didnt know what happened to my mom who had simply run away from my sister and me when i was a child but i did know what happened to my goddaughter when she died.
i'd much rather have hope that they may return than to know they never will

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11th Jun 2012, 3:42 PM

Diva

I've lost a lot of people in my life, so I'd much MUCH rather that I know they're gone and have a chance to mourn, rather than expecting them to come waltzing back in at any point in time. It would be too much for me.

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12th Jun 2012, 12:39 PM

Glitchy Lichen

I'd rather know. If I was unsure I would decide if I believed he was dead or still alive... I would want to get the grieving process started.

Including that, Robbie and I are pretty similar! It's SO my style to leave that kind of a thing on my mind for a few good hours before I decide to say something. Haha!

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14th Jun 2012, 5:44 PM

Shamus

Oh Robbie, DON'T BE SAD. I WILL HUGGLE THE SHIT OUTTA YOU.

I would live with that hope. If even the small chance existed, I would cling to it with all my heart and soul. Although if their was DEFINITE evidence, I would want to hear that. It's kinda a toss up.

This whole thing of hoping the ones you love are still alive is a theme I've seen in watching bits of Babylon 5, so it's great to see it come across here in its own way.

AND HEY. EVERYONE SHOULD HOP ON THE KICKSTARTER. SWAG PEOPLE. SWAG TASTIC.

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14th Jun 2012, 7:15 PM

HyaTt death

hey i have a present for you! becouse your awsome and your comic makes me happy so i drew ivory http://shinolovesme.deviantart.com/#/d53m6id
so sorry i have no idea how to let you know about it other than to write a comment

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