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Notos 1st Dec 2013, 2:52 PM edit delete
Bit later than usual, but better late than never! Closing in on the end of Chapter 3, we've got 3 pages left after this one, so brace for another hiatus after that while I take a short break and rebuild my buffer once again. Hard to believe it will have been 13 weeks!

Some cool new fanart in the Galley, check it out!
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Liska 1st Dec 2013, 3:00 PM edit delete reply
Hhehehe, they'e so cute together! I love it. And i giggled at the last frame.
PunkTiger 1st Dec 2013, 3:09 PM edit delete reply
*heh* Trophy ass, indeed.
Mekal 1st Dec 2013, 3:09 PM edit delete reply
Man, Galvin is pretty strong, managing to still live his life in spite of this.

And that damn difference in levels subplot is resolved, good!

And the last panel was completely unexpected!
Notos 1st Dec 2013, 6:22 PM edit delete reply
Yep, check one subplot off the list!
Faron66 1st Dec 2013, 3:11 PM edit delete reply
is that what the "Second Chance" tattoo stands for? since the synth allowed him to live normally.
Notos 1st Dec 2013, 6:07 PM edit delete reply
Pretty much, it's his second chance on life, surviving a serious accident.
Faron66 1st Dec 2013, 10:54 PM edit delete reply
thats what i figured. my second guess would have been that he was a convict or something in his past. btw nice use of symbolism, i've noticed it a bunch in the comic already :D
meep 1st Dec 2013, 3:13 PM edit delete reply
Good timing, meant I just had time to read page before going out :)

Nifty ability that camera, and yes Galvin likes at least one guy. Nice to learn his background a little.

Your comic is very cute, always makes me smile. Was wondering if you've any plans to make a hardcopy version? Not sure how you with the way you animatate but then I'm not clever that way.

So you're posting right up until Christmas and then taking a break?
Notos 1st Dec 2013, 6:09 PM edit delete reply
No plans for a hardcopy, I'm not sure how I could even be able to pull it off, it would be nice...but I think Buying Time will always exist as digital.

And yeah I'll be posting up until around Christmas, then go on another hiatus to rebuild buffer for a month or two with some weekly "goodies" like last time.
The Gaytistic 1st Dec 2013, 3:14 PM edit delete reply
Oh Galvin, I knew you'd do that.

Also, he had nice hair.
Notos 1st Dec 2013, 6:23 PM edit delete reply
It was pretty fun drawing him with hair, maybe I'll have him grow it back at some point as a change of pace.
insertnamehere<3 1st Dec 2013, 3:16 PM edit delete reply
Well I'm not here just to fangirl on the last frame, but also to say that all you're putting in this comic is GENIUS. This is a great, great job, and well, thank you! It's appreciated... Even here in Italy :D
Notos 1st Dec 2013, 6:10 PM edit delete reply
Thanks from here in Canada! Glad you are liking the comic
dougwarner59 1st Dec 2013, 3:27 PM edit delete reply
Every time I see this comic, l keep thinking, "what the Heck is this guy doing here?" I think my stuff is pretty good, but not as good as the stuff you crank out.
bartol 1st Dec 2013, 3:35 PM edit delete reply
perfect touch with the saving a snapshot at the end, hah!
Invisiblebear 1st Dec 2013, 3:52 PM edit delete reply
Great chapter & loving the ass shots. *drools*
Grall 1st Dec 2013, 4:45 PM edit delete reply
Neat idea of insetting the images without losing focus on Galvin telling the story.
And man, for the closeup of Galvin's face, I was like "ok, moment of truth." I laughed so hard at the last shot. Well done, sir. Well done!
Notos 1st Dec 2013, 6:12 PM edit delete reply
Haha thanks, I figured I had to make the definitive 'reveal' of his preference fun and memorable.
Danny Zephronic 1st Dec 2013, 5:19 PM edit delete reply
Man, I LOVE that last panel XD
And Vinnie is so adorable through this entire page

I am really impressed how you did the flashback, it was a really creative way to use this specific comic medium =3
Celtic Pup 1st Dec 2013, 5:23 PM edit delete reply
Keep up the good work man! just found your comic and read thru it all instantly i don't want it to end! Look forward to seeing more :D
kurama 1st Dec 2013, 6:07 PM edit delete reply
lol this comic is so good, he takes a snapshot on the end XD i bet next week will be very good the page
FunAndGames 1st Dec 2013, 6:48 PM edit delete reply
Finally we know a bit more about the characters! To be honest, I would have loved a sauna scene over the hot tub (greetings from Finland!), but I guess that would've made Vinnie's stiffy a bit more awkward =).

I'm a bit curious about how exactly did Galena and Papa set them up? I mean the both seem a bit oblivious about each others preferences, I would assume Galvin at least has a solid hunch. Did they just tell Mackie to tell Galvin that he should be friends with Vinnie? I hope we will find out sometime...
Notos 1st Dec 2013, 9:04 PM edit delete reply
That will become more clear later on!
RadjinWolf 1st Dec 2013, 7:20 PM edit delete reply
After today's post, I'm a little confused about Galvin's ethnicity. Sometimes he appears black, other times more latino, and in the flashback with his dad he appears very white. Is there a reason for the pigmentation inconsistencies?
FunAndGames 1st Dec 2013, 7:48 PM edit delete reply
A tan?
Notos 1st Dec 2013, 9:04 PM edit delete reply
I've made Galvin purposely race ambiguous because I want him to be very relatible. He just has a darker, tan skin tone, likewise with Vinnie, aside from having pale skin I'm keeping his lineage ambiguous.

As far as the tones changing, I use different color overlays depending on where the characters are, in Galvin's apartment there is a blue overlay so his skin tone may look different, then the flashback scenes that use a red overlay. However I've used the same base tones from the very start, they can be seen in my avatar without any overlays :)
RadjinWolf 2nd Dec 2013, 2:28 AM edit delete reply
Ahhh, okay, gotcha. Interesting that his skin tone changes so dramatically with each different overlay. Only even noticed it with today's panels since it took me a few moments to parse that it was actually Galvin in the flashback.

Thanks for the explanation! <3 this comic so hard.
Danny Zephronic 2nd Dec 2013, 11:41 AM edit delete reply
Honestly that makes a let of sense too, this is set in a future where pretty much everyone has been restricted to one (admittedly huge) city

Over the years, thanks to interacial relationships, racial barriers in such a small environment would begin to break down until what was left of what we considered "race" is a lot more ambigious
Draginbeard 1st Dec 2013, 8:13 PM edit delete reply
This was a great background page. Galvin is a great character.

I would like to have seen a hard copy of the story too, but yeah, this comic just seems best as digital.
Notos 1st Dec 2013, 9:06 PM edit delete reply
Thanks man. Yeah dunno how I'd be able to manage a hard copy, too much text and animations per page. The format has it's upsides and downsides, a downside being it probably can't be converted.
Marlee-The-Creator 1st Dec 2013, 9:14 PM edit delete reply
An upside to your format is the amount of content per page. I regret to admit that I often stop reading ongoing web comics due to short pages and spread out updates. Yours gives me a nice fill for the week.
Notos 2nd Dec 2013, 2:46 AM edit delete reply
Indeed, it's nice being able to cram lots of dialogue in!
Marlee-The-Creator 1st Dec 2013, 9:13 PM edit delete reply
That last panel is great, I love the irony.
ashrium 1st Dec 2013, 10:15 PM edit delete reply
the smoke and fire animation was nice actually i feel like watching a cartoon at some moment. and nice touch of the reflection of lights on the water. and good to know what happened to Galvin he was saving someone and the blood part added some tense moment, i was curious when he said the eye has video and photo memory. and that he took and snapshot :3. well vinnie is relieved finally of the level issue
Notos 2nd Dec 2013, 2:42 AM edit delete reply
Thanks alot, it's reuse from an animated short I did that never saw the light of day, so glad it's getting use!
ashrium 2nd Dec 2013, 8:00 AM edit delete reply
mmm now about the eye has some features i suppose he has some features as well in his ear like excellent hearing. and by the way i forgot to mention how much i love vinnie blushing and those eyes he is cute :3
chris-tar 1st Dec 2013, 11:17 PM edit delete reply
That snapshot feature is priceless! I wish I had it when I was younger! I would have a whole "rolodex" full of images!
Notos 2nd Dec 2013, 2:48 AM edit delete reply
I would have 'abused' such a feature as well.
ashrium 2nd Dec 2013, 3:00 AM edit delete reply
yeap me too how many times i have imagine to have glasses or contact lenses that have that feature :3 or even this kind eyes for a perfect view :O
RaulFerrofy 2nd Dec 2013, 1:53 AM edit delete reply
That last panel, priceless.
Hairy_dawg 2nd Dec 2013, 2:06 AM edit delete reply
Is it supposed to say page 9 on the bottom of the page?
The last one said page 9...
May want to check into that
Notos 2nd Dec 2013, 2:47 AM edit delete reply
Yep indeed, fixed. Thanks!
Tsunaflare 2nd Dec 2013, 2:11 AM edit delete reply
Omg! >~<♡ vinnie you need to pay attention he said he can take photos!
Notos 2nd Dec 2013, 2:48 AM edit delete reply
He can be a bit oblivious to people's intentions at times..
Guest 2nd Dec 2013, 4:30 PM edit delete reply
Just a bit. =]

Some of us are off in our own little worlds sometimes, I guess.
DreamEater 2nd Dec 2013, 3:00 AM edit delete reply
Galvin... oh, you :3

So that's what has happened, huh? I must admit that Galvin in every chapter gradually becomes more and more sympathetic (if it's even possible). But we still don't know if he sees Vinnie as a good pal with nice butt or as potential lover with nice butt :D
BioBear 2nd Dec 2013, 3:48 AM edit delete reply
Digging the story. Love the Eye camera...would be very useful .... hee hee.
Notos 2nd Dec 2013, 2:01 PM edit delete reply
Yes I suppose the question of his preference is out of way, it still remains if he even wants to date, or who will ask first!
josbell975 2nd Dec 2013, 4:33 AM edit delete reply
So as Galvin lays in a pool of his blood (the guy he was carring is ash)I just notice...no underwear. Shouldnt be a suprise. By now you should know that I'm a perv. I assume he shaves his head because of the synth? Or maybe just because. Either way he's cute.

His eye has the whole 9 yards huh. I was wondering on the last page if he could see Vinnies girder underwater? Seeing this now, I wonder even more, lol.

The jig is up. HA, I think Galvin knew you were poor before the hot tub. No big deal or the dates would never have happened and the "You coming?" to get him out of the tub for a solid naked view, love it! I've done things like that, I like bigger guys but sometimes they have body issues and like to turn the lights off and such so I cant see them naked. So I say I cant see and need light and they do not thinking I can see them. Good times for me! The snapshot and smile was priceless!
Notos 2nd Dec 2013, 2:06 PM edit delete reply
He shaves his head because it's how his dad 'wore' his hair. Galvin could still grow it back, it would just not have sideburns on the synth-ear side of course.
josbell975 3rd Dec 2013, 12:18 AM edit delete reply
So then why no stache?
Notos 3rd Dec 2013, 2:20 PM edit delete reply
I (personally) find it harder to emote characters with a stache
josbell975 4th Dec 2013, 11:14 PM edit delete reply
You should get a lip model to pose for you with his stache! lol, joking. Well considering I can only do stick figures...you do an awsome job!

Just for you, I shaved my mustache! No more rides ppl.

Joking, but I did shave it off for Holloween cosplaying Lord Barrod from See No Evil...I gotta get more of those pics for my Tumblr too. As wel as update my avatar...I think I got a pic of me blowing smoke from my cigar covering my beard...I hate taking new shots, so hard to get a good one that doesnt look fake or posed. Natural shots are best I think.
beardedwaterbender 2nd Dec 2013, 5:29 AM edit delete reply
Welp, I just fangirled for a solid 10 minutes on the last panel.
Lady B. 2nd Dec 2013, 10:17 AM edit delete reply
Weeeellll the last few panels answered Vinnie's last question :D I really love this and how everything is progressing, Can't wait for more and thanks for bringing this comic to life. I gasped when I saw what Galvin looked like in the accident. can't wait when they get together
TWULF 2nd Dec 2013, 2:44 PM edit delete reply
Haha, so many comments- so well deserved! Totally loved how you handled the 'flashback'
Notos 2nd Dec 2013, 9:34 PM edit delete reply
Thanks a lot!
TheSmilingPsycho 2nd Dec 2013, 4:12 PM edit delete reply
That was a great page. You revealed a lot of things here, but the pacing never felt rushed. Very creative layout, too.

I love the way you finally reveal that Galvin is gay. It was subtle yet humorous.

Also, that back story was a great action sequence. I really felt the explosion.
Notos 2nd Dec 2013, 9:38 PM edit delete reply
Thanks, it was fun to draw a bit of action and explosions for once, the story doesn't much call for that so it was a nice change of pace!
Mike 2nd Dec 2013, 4:28 PM edit delete reply
You make really excellent use of the comic page format. The way you made use of the previous panel when Galvin snapped his photo was particularly clever. Well done.
Bear 2nd Dec 2013, 5:46 PM edit delete reply
Great stuff....I started looking at this comic at the start, but had difficulty "navigating" it...I think I had poor response issues. SO. today, while having to stay up late to give my son a lift home after a few drinks, I read the rest, to here. A very "believable" future. It reminds me somewhat of the world inhabited by Bruce Willis in 5th Element.
Notos 2nd Dec 2013, 9:37 PM edit delete reply
Thanks man! The Fifth Element is one of my alltime favs.
josbell975 3rd Dec 2013, 12:17 AM edit delete reply
Thats so GREEN!
Artgator 3rd Dec 2013, 6:46 PM edit delete reply
Wow, this is perfect! Finally we know he's gay... But does Galvin know that Vinnie is gay too? Because that would explain why neither of them had made a move yet.
Notos 4th Dec 2013, 6:00 PM edit delete reply
Wont be long until that is cleared up too!
Obsidian 3rd Dec 2013, 8:25 PM edit delete reply
I really like this comic. Stumbled upon it by chance and I don't regret it. I am liking how their awkwardly going about things it feels like they could be just two regular guys. Vinnie's insecurity and shyness make him cute as a character.
Notos 4th Dec 2013, 6:01 PM edit delete reply
Thanks a lot, glad you are digging the characters, and welcome aboard!
Chikin Flying 5th Dec 2013, 1:26 AM edit delete reply
I can't believe how amazing your works are! I'm literally smiling while reading your work! Keep it up! Rooting for you! :) Can't wait for the next pages~ <3
Notos 5th Dec 2013, 3:01 PM edit delete reply
Thanks a lot! Glad you are digging it
TimeSage 5th Dec 2013, 9:11 AM edit delete reply
I totally saw that last panel coming after he metioned he could record stuff with that eye. If it was me... I would have recorded the entire dip..
Notos 5th Dec 2013, 3:00 PM edit delete reply
Who knows, maybe he did!
Draconicrose 6th Dec 2013, 3:00 AM edit delete reply
Okay, I'll admit I laughed at the last panel... but that was kinda creepy. I really hope that kind of modification isn't share-enabled.
Tsunaflare 6th Dec 2013, 6:46 AM edit delete reply
Do you still have a personal tumbler that I could send you a picture I'm doing ? I've been improving my art and I got a new fan art I'm finishing . 3. Idk..
Notos 6th Dec 2013, 4:05 PM edit delete reply
I don't have a tumblr, but my contact info is in the about section!
Tsunaflare 7th Dec 2013, 4:37 AM edit delete reply
Yay :)
minatonamikaze 8th Dec 2013, 4:02 AM edit delete reply
at least we know that galvin is gay. cuz of the last panel
Alcin 12th Dec 2013, 7:37 AM edit delete reply
When talking about the accident Galvin says he must have heard about it and Vinnies response is "I heard a couple NEW reports about it" Does this mean that he heard updated reports about it that came out since he started working, or is it supposed to be the word "news"?
Notos 12th Dec 2013, 2:18 PM edit delete reply
Ah no, that was a spelling error, it was supposed to be 'news'. Fixed, thanks for the catch!
Jarvi 14th Apr 2014, 11:34 AM edit delete reply
Galvin you little perv :P
Okay, maybe not little...
Yami no Ite 10th May 2014, 12:44 PM edit delete reply
Okay, loving the comic. Came this way via recommendation of Alex Woolfson of Young Protectors, and I am glad I did. Even though I fell asleep on the couch while reading. :D And I really love that last panel too. Still giggling over "snapshot saved."
John 10th May 2014, 6:40 PM edit delete reply
This page made me laugh so HARD! I love the use of symbols; tasteful and clear (though I had to think about the trophy one for a sec)

I'm still giggling about the snapshot :)
VRaion 10th May 2014, 10:47 PM edit delete reply
He took a snapshot! LOL. I love this comic! Keep going :)
JM 21st May 2014, 5:02 AM edit delete reply
Um, can I just say that I love that Galvin basically has Google Glass in his face? And used it to sneakily take a shot of Vin's naked butt? Haha
Notos 21st May 2014, 1:33 PM edit delete reply
Indeed, getting (or 'having to get') synth upgrades comes with it's benefits!
Skracke 6th Nov 2014, 2:50 PM edit delete reply
I've read through this comic a couple of times now, it's come to the point where I can find my favourite parts without much effort.

And page 9 and 10 comes out on the top! Poor Vinnie being so awkward trying so hard to play it cool and Galvin just gooooeees with ze flooooweees!

And that sneaky snap shot of Vinnie's butt... He's just such a wonderful little bastard x')

Love this comic, the concept of having to buy time to be able to spend with friends and family is just mind wrecking!
Notos 6th Nov 2014, 6:35 PM edit delete reply
Hey Skaracke, thanks so much and glad you like it!
Ree 10th Dec 2014, 9:13 AM edit delete reply
Rex Ganymede (forever!) 14th Jan 2015, 2:54 AM edit delete reply


you trying to make me squee out loud like a little girl or something?
Notos 14th Jan 2015, 4:08 AM edit delete reply
Nothing like some fanservice to bring out the little girl in all of us.
That sounds weird.
Rex Ganymede (3005). 19th Jan 2015, 4:09 PM edit delete reply
Rex Ganymede (3005).
you should give yourself another pat on the back: i went on ahead and made a .gif to be my avatar for comic•fury — i haven't done one in years, and, i actually didn't have an account with CF before this encountering this masterpiece of yours

if you're familiar with Spuug, thank that person for introducing me to buying time


...it took me a fair bit of time getting those frames for my .gif just right!
Plain Marie 11th Jan 2017, 3:54 PM edit delete reply
Aww. They are so cute together! I'm giggling over the last couple of panels.
Himmin 16th Jul 2017, 6:53 PM edit delete reply
AAARGH THEY'RE SO CUTE <3 hehehe sorry for the ylling but squeeee :D i'm so rooting for them!
Kaya 23rd Aug 2018, 11:16 PM edit delete reply
A quick applause for that final bit of humour - that was so adorable
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