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Notos 12th Apr 2015, 4:40 AM edit delete
Notos
A moment of weakness.

Big thanks goes out to Jordan and Kim who donated to the comic this week, appreciate the support!

Thanks for reading, see you next Sunday.
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Sanbai 12th Apr 2015, 5:39 AM edit delete reply
You mean a moment of STRENGTH! Only a strong person could share something so personal and emotional! "A moment of connection" is a better description, IMHO.
Xithyl 12th Apr 2015, 6:04 AM edit delete reply
^

Galvin always has to put on a strong face for everyone, like he doesn't have a care in the world. For him to open up to Vinnie like this is a symbol of trust :)

Teh feelz be real :o
Grall 12th Apr 2015, 12:04 PM edit delete reply
Grall
Hear hear.
Feare909 12th Apr 2015, 6:44 AM edit delete reply
Feare909
*Starts the music track, 'Fleeting Dream' from Final Fantasy X* ;~;
Admiral Jane 12th Apr 2015, 7:09 AM edit delete reply
Admiral Jane
This was beautiful! I loved that they were able to share these feeling with each other.
Notos 12th Apr 2015, 4:56 PM edit delete reply
Notos
Thanks Jane.
chris-tar 12th Apr 2015, 7:15 AM edit delete reply
chris-tar
When I was 12 my dad divorced my mom, I never really heard from or saw him that much afterwards. He quickly remarried but the new life he was hoping for fell through after about only 3-4 years. Sadly, he had another daughter whom I have never met that grew up without him. There were times I would bump into my dad since we lived in the same town. He would treat me like a stranger. He would actually avoid me, or ask me "what do you want?" if we passed by. I always wondered what I did wrong. What did I do to make my dad hate me? Well I was just like Vinnie. I was "Baggage". I realize now that my father could not deal with the responsibility of raising a child, and so he avoided me like the plague, and even developed a contempt for me. Sometimes people wonder why I am a little anti social. Well, I think it's because I never really learned what love is or how to trust another person. I think love and trust are things that are taught to you by loving parents. I guess it's just too bad we live in a society with so many broke families. I wish I knew what the solution was.
bobbyjoeguy 12th Apr 2015, 8:02 AM edit delete reply
bobbyjoeguy
Like Chris-tar I didn't see my dad a lot growing up. When he was around he ignored me anyway. He wasn't prepared to have a son like me, a son who didn't like killing animals, but liked drawing and pretty things. After he left he had more kids and I recently found them on facebook after dad died. They are always saying how great a father he was and how much they miss him and I have such conflicted feelings about all that. Like, "I'm so glad he was a good father for you and all, but what about when he ignored me, or belittled me, or beat me? Or when he found out he had a brain tumor and decided he would contact me, all peace and love, out of the blue after twenty-some years, seeking forgiveness?" But I keep my mouth shut, because they deserve to remember him how he was to them and I don't have a right to hurt them to try and make myself feel better.

This was a beautiful page, visually and emotionally. You know you are doing something right as a storyteller when your work touches people in such a profound way.
Notos 12th Apr 2015, 4:58 PM edit delete reply
Notos
Thanks for sharing your stories chris and bobby. I've been fortunate to have a good relationship with my parents, but a lot of people I know all had very rocky relationships with them. They are all also the best people I know, so it's all about how you handle it and come out of it I suppose!
ashrium 12th Apr 2015, 9:12 AM edit delete reply
ashrium
very touching moment, curiosuly i was imagining their voices and a soft piano tune in the background, well a moment of melancholy, but good now Galvin is opening more to Vinnie. great update Notos, really loved it


(the piano song actually I imagined was "To Zanarkand" of FFX I think it fits this moment)
Notos 12th Apr 2015, 4:59 PM edit delete reply
Notos
Thanks Ashrium glad you liked it!
Grall 12th Apr 2015, 12:04 PM edit delete reply
Grall
;_;
Invisibleebear 12th Apr 2015, 12:52 PM edit delete reply
;_;
Liska 12th Apr 2015, 1:25 PM edit delete reply
Awww :( I love them both so dearly, and they even each other out perfectly... I hope they hug and snuggle close !

It's hard to be strong when you're exhausted, but everyone depends on you to be strong still so you have to...
Notos 12th Apr 2015, 5:01 PM edit delete reply
Notos
Wanted to have a moment where each of them supports the other before the story wraps, trying to balance it!
Liska 12th Apr 2015, 8:19 PM edit delete reply
You're doing a wonderful job with it ! I just want to huge them both
Jestana 12th Apr 2015, 3:44 PM edit delete reply
I'm so glad they're opening up to each other about these really private things. It shows that they're beginning to trust each other and that's very important for the step they're planning to take together. Good job!
Guest 12th Apr 2015, 3:57 PM edit delete reply
Aww! Sweet boys!
Finz_ 12th Apr 2015, 4:39 PM edit delete reply
Finz_
Man is there a way I can get that animated fist panel set as my desktop wallpaper? I love that type of scenery, and for some reason it reminds me of the type of backdrops used for Ben10. There's also a pivotal scene in To the Moon that looks similar.

Great job with this page, the emotions are pretty raw, yet subtle.
Notos 12th Apr 2015, 5:03 PM edit delete reply
Notos
I don't know about getting it animated, unless there is some way to make .swf's as your background, but I can export a png of it if you like, just let me know what resolution.
Finz_ 18th Apr 2015, 4:32 PM edit delete reply
Finz_
1,920 × 1,080 would be just fine! =P
Notos 19th Apr 2015, 4:51 AM edit delete reply
Notos
Link here
http://buyingtime.webcomic.ws/files/stars.png
Finz_ 19th Apr 2015, 4:31 PM edit delete reply
Finz_
Wow, looks great! Sitting pretty behind my icons. You should throw the .swf in for kicks and giggles xD
JJ 12th Apr 2015, 6:13 PM edit delete reply
This is probably my favorite page so far.
Notos 12th Apr 2015, 11:09 PM edit delete reply
Notos
Thanks JJ glad it's a standout for you!
Till i fix you 12th Apr 2015, 7:19 PM edit delete reply
i had to reread this chapter entry with the instrumental version of "till i die" from kill la kill, seeing gavin opening up to vinnie and vinnie doing the same. It really deepens their relationship where they can relate emotionally. It's making me tear up inside. Keep up the good work ;___;
Notos 13th Apr 2015, 12:24 AM edit delete reply
Notos
Just listening to the song, really good stuff! I'll have to check the show out sometime.
Till i fix you 13th Apr 2015, 7:27 AM edit delete reply
it's a pretty over the top show but it gets kinda serious towards the middle and end, i recommend it, JoJo's bizarre adventure, and Ore Monogatari(it reminds me of Buying time)
Melk 14th Apr 2015, 4:53 AM edit delete reply
Call it "My love STORY!!" man, no need to use the romanized name.
Till i fix you 14th Apr 2015, 11:52 PM edit delete reply
well EXCUUUUUUUSE ME princess!
crowwinters 12th Apr 2015, 7:26 PM edit delete reply
crowwinters
These are not tears. They're not. They're not...
Draginbeard 12th Apr 2015, 7:28 PM edit delete reply
Draginbeard
Every touching page. Wonder if Vinnie is going try and find where his parents are living now?
Notos 14th Apr 2015, 12:41 PM edit delete reply
Notos
Most likely not! I think his relationship with them is officially severed.
justkeepondriving 12th Apr 2015, 9:53 PM edit delete reply
Awwwww! I'm glad Vinne was able to comfort him. This is a beautiful page, inside and out; message and visuals. And the animated stars look even prettier with blurry eyes lol
Chaor Nightshade 12th Apr 2015, 10:45 PM edit delete reply
*sniffles* So much feels man ;w; i love it!
josbell975 13th Apr 2015, 3:21 AM edit delete reply
josbell975
I expected this, just not now. But I liked it. Great job!My dad's a dick and I'm glad my mom left him when I was one. I don't miss him or want him, but I do know him. I added him on facebook after he made several attempts, but that's it really, no change.
OhNo! 14th Apr 2015, 2:27 AM edit delete reply
It says I need a plug in to see the pages. What plug in do I need to download?
Notos 14th Apr 2015, 12:41 PM edit delete reply
Notos
Try downloading the latest Flash Player
https://get2.adobe.com/flashplayer/
Soma 14th Apr 2015, 3:15 AM edit delete reply
Right int he feels. ToT
Notos 14th Apr 2015, 12:47 PM edit delete reply
Notos
Ugh, my feels!
xade 14th Apr 2015, 6:01 AM edit delete reply
What a touching, beautiful entry! I was wondering, have you considered getting involved with Patreon? I see how amazing your work is, and I just think it would great if you could make a decent living off of it. Will or do you have any of Buying Time available for purchase?
Notos 14th Apr 2015, 12:46 PM edit delete reply
Notos
I've looked into Patreon but ultimately decided it's not really the right model for Buying Time, especially this late in the game where we're winding down in the story. I might consider it, or some similar model for my next project. I'm thinking of putting together a 'compiled' version for download when it's all finished but that will be for free also. If you wish to support you can donate.
angua 14th Apr 2015, 7:12 PM edit delete reply
....
*hugs both*
BreinRott 19th Apr 2015, 4:35 AM edit delete reply
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bmarch 22nd Apr 2015, 3:32 AM edit delete reply
This is a beautifully written and drawn page. Superb moment!
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