October 22nd, 2013

Jonan also refuses to vote on a budget until the Affordable Care Act has been repealed.

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GUYS ALL YOUR COMMENTS LAST WEEK WERE SO COOL! *o* I was actually planning to explain a little in this week's vote incentive, but then SOMEBODY HIT IT ON THE NOSE so uhhhhh I put that in the vote incentive too. You guys are awesome!! :"D

Vote Incentive for This Comic.

Comment by Kiri

Dang, is Xira getting video clips along with textbooks? So techy. Or are those still photographs? Maybe video will get invented in this world because creepy mindreaders saw them first in other people's heads. Photography, too, come to think of it. Are there cameras here?


posted at 12:51pm on October 22nd, 2013

Reply by Glew

A very valid point actually... _are_ there photographs in this setting? Or are those hand-drawn thumbnails?


posted at 5:55am on October 23rd, 2013

Reply by Shazzbaa

Haha, I picture it as video clips too! And nope, photography doesn't exist (yet) in Var├Žnske -- I figure what Xira's looking at looks like photo and video, he just doesn't have a real-world thing to compare it to.


posted at 11:33am on October 25th, 2013

Comment by Wabbajack

God, Jonan, why you gotta be so MEAN?? Now that I see that memory, it's clear that he really HAS toned down since Sev and Tarri came along.


posted at 1:42pm on October 22nd, 2013

Reply by Shazzbaa

Maybe not "toned down" so much as "completely lost all his powers"........ >o>;


posted at 11:34am on October 25th, 2013

Comment by Wabbajack

I like how Jonan's surfing on his wave of zombies. Classy.


posted at 1:50pm on October 22nd, 2013

Reply by wr4ith0

That picture is so awesome.


posted at 2:46pm on October 22nd, 2013

Reply by NoRAd

Cowabunga, dude!


posted at 2:48pm on October 22nd, 2013

Comment by Tehbeefer

Looking pretty Grinch-y in the last panel there, Jonan. Or maybe that's just how Herr Hospital remembers it.


posted at 2:54pm on October 22nd, 2013

Comment by Glew

Now I only wonder if those are flash-back screens or are they the ones from the slightly bizarre photo album? Since they have the same sort of foggyness, I guess they aren't flashbacks... well, not in the usual sense anyway.

Come to think of it, this is actually a literal flashback scene, where the past is not only visible on this part of the 4th wall, but also on the other. Is this an existing trope though? Someone should make it one.

Also this page brings up many questions story-wise, but I think I'll just wait till next week to see how this goes.


posted at 4:14pm on October 22nd, 2013

Comment by Why?!?!

Woo! I feel so accomplished!

Also: Jonan that is not how we solve our problems.


posted at 5:41pm on October 22nd, 2013

Reply by Shazzbaa

(omg that last bit made me laugh out loud.)


posted at 11:36am on October 25th, 2013

Comment by wandering-dreamer

Oh right I asked you a question last week on using the perspective tool didn't I? XD Just looked at it and thanks for answering!


posted at 5:58pm on October 22nd, 2013

Comment by Obligatonym

Wow! I knew Jonan was infamous, but I thought that was more because of him randomly blinding people and whatnot, not because he actively storming a city with his army of zombies.

Still, not killing people... that's more than most people manage when they're wielding god tier necromancy magic. They kind of lose control of themselves in the moment and start slinging off powerful spells that wipe out thei target's extended family. Err... or so I hear. Not that I know any necromancers, m'self, obviously.

(Though this does make me wonder, not for the first time, how Loa feels about Jonan's reputation.)

Also, I felt that the whole Dr Dudeperson's mindbook being on his mental desk because it was an in-use memory was hinted at extremely well. Mostly because the book was lying open, unlike the others. I think that that specific touch was what made it so gosh darn guessable.

(Also, y'know, most runewriter magic seems to have handy UI, so it'd make sense from that perspective too.)


posted at 6:00pm on October 22nd, 2013

Comment by Grumpy Old Snake

Fffff Jonan. JONAN. Your life choices do not bode well for you. >_>

I love Xira's expression in that fourth panel. I don't even know what to call it, but it's... that look when you do that; look up at something above your normal eye level that has you in a bit of shock/awe/fear/surprise and try to process and take it all in at once.

Loving the textures and colors and panel borders and everything in the mind panels... also, good points to the healer guy for at least stopping to explain and not slamming the door in their face. I guess he feels a little less directly threatened now?

It's awesome how you've used an in-universe way to have flash-back or expository panels. Like, really really cool. Makes me wonder, though; while organizationally there's an obvious reason for the correlation... does our healer talking about the events make Xira more likely to find them at the same time, or does Xira finding them make him more likely to talk about them?

Hmm... Rusanne is a state? City-state type thing, state named after the city, I'm really curious how this setup works now. Treaty with who? Is it a treaty between a whole bunch of city states that then make a country?


posted at 6:30pm on October 22nd, 2013

Reply by Obligatonym

I think that Shazz mentioned that the country is made up of a bunch of city-states that randomly (or maybe not so randomly) all agreed to... you know... be a country.

As for the treaty? I THINK a treaty was mentioned with the moon wolves. But they might be talking about a different one.


posted at 8:12pm on October 22nd, 2013

Reply by Grumpy Old Snake

Thanks for the input! :-)


posted at 11:16pm on October 24th, 2013

Reply by Shazzbaa

Aww, thanks so much! *u*

Regarding the organisation of gov't, this'll probably be a vote incentive at some point, but the short version is pretty much what you described there at the end -- A bunch of city-states that have a treaty to ally as one country.
The muulorns are sort of involved as well but ehhhhh we'll probably get to that later. :")


posted at 11:44am on October 25th, 2013

Reply by Glew

I only wonder why he stormed this particular city? Or was the possible reason hinted at earlier and I forgot (like is this a capital or something?)


posted at 8:42pm on October 25th, 2013

Comment by Nerrin

Kind of interested in how Jonan was doing his rampage for Rusanne's sake. Would have expected him to stay out of such things as long as it didn't directly bother him, but nope, he apparently cares quite a lot about how his home city makes out.


posted at 8:06pm on October 22nd, 2013

Comment by Tehbeefer

WAIT. That last panel is clearly from a first-person perspective. It's pretty obvious Jonan's casting on the doctor dude. No wonder he's a little leery of Jonan.


posted at 9:17pm on October 22nd, 2013

Reply by Nziz / MarlynnOfMany

I think he's casting on the lady who just yelled at him.

I'll be keeping an eye out for people with melty-zombie faces ...

Now I need to go back and re-read Iavin's part. Hmmm.


posted at 9:26pm on October 22nd, 2013

Comment by Tama-chan

Mind control...stupid Borg. -_-


posted at 10:04pm on October 22nd, 2013

Comment by Artificer-Urza

So, how long does it take for Xira to read a person's mind?


posted at 8:32pm on October 23rd, 2013

Reply by Shazzbaa

Ordinarily I'd assume this is rhetorical, but since you asked it last week too it seems like you're looking for an answer from me? But since that's literally happening in the story right now I'm gonna say if you hold tight you'll probably be able to get a good idea of how long it takes. c:


posted at 11:38am on October 25th, 2013

Comment by Ely

Herr Hospital, Dr Dudeperson, Door Close-y Guy. I can't get over all the names we're coming up for this guy. XD He needs a name soon, otherwise he'll go down in history as Doctor Dudeperson.


posted at 4:58pm on October 27th, 2013

Reply by Kwaj

Pffft. Shazz already knows whether his little sister liked dolls or not, when they were kids. She knows how his parents met. She knows how awkward his first date was, and about the occasional tightness in his back that he's afraid to admit to himself, yet. Never fear - he has a name. He's had a name for almost two years now.

Have faith in the Artist :D


posted at 8:24pm on October 29th, 2013

Reply by Rachel

okay I lost it at that last line but "HOW AWKWARD HIS FIRST DATE WAS" IS SO AMAZING


posted at 3:17am on November 9th, 2013

Comment by Riverfox237

I'm glad someone in the comments on the most recent page mentioned that that lady reminded them of someone on this page, because it wasn't until I came back to look and discovered that I somehow missed this page the first time. Seeing as it's kind of important, that is useful to know XD;


posted at 1:43pm on November 28th, 2013

Comment by Karma Squirrel

Now I'm curious about what changes in the treaty Jonan thought were "unkind" to Rusanne. I mean, I can imagine he would be very opinionated, but I wonder what would be serious enough to make him venture outside his beloved tower to force the change in person.


posted at 4:35pm on September 15th, 2017

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