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Notos 23rd Mar 2014, 3:57 PM edit delete
Bit of a shorter page this week, though, technically still "Longer" than your standard comic page.
That awkward moment when you're left alone with a bunch of people you don't know.
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FalconMage 23rd Mar 2014, 4:21 PM edit delete reply
Shunsuke: Let's get this over with
Gogol: Mmm... what's for dinner.
Benten: New guy, fresh meat.
Mackie: You're going to be grilled to the max.

These are the expressions that's in my mind right now.
Notos 24th Mar 2014, 1:52 AM edit delete reply
Actually pretty accurate.
Rauron 24th Mar 2014, 8:29 AM edit delete reply
Well done, then! Those expressions read really easily, with the exception of Benten. He's a different issue, of course... though oddly reminiscent of Garrus.
MortarAndPistol 23rd Mar 2014, 4:24 PM edit delete reply
Oh Vinnie, you're terrible in social situations.
BusterTayra 23rd Mar 2014, 4:30 PM edit delete reply
Oh no X3 Poor Vinnie and his crippling social anxiety may be in for a rough night. WE'RE ROOTING FOR YOU, VINNIE <3
josbell975 23rd Mar 2014, 4:44 PM edit delete reply
awww, just as I would expect, Galvin paid for the big night. You've mentioned strikeball in the past, I dont forget hot tub scenes, what is that like the most? Baseball, rugby, football, etc? Fridge mentions football as football in Ask Fridge, but I am wondering. Is Mackie the "enforcer" of the team, lol.

Shunsuke!!! So hot! I wanted to know who this was ever since the little teaser last month. I also want to see him shirtless...for other reasons...dont judge me. I have a strong wonder about the synth body parts and went back to page one looking for all your examples including BG filler and your sketches. I see more amputees at work and ever since the Bionic Man/Woman came out that has always been my passion.

Poor Vinnie, stuck in the middle and not knowing what to do having all eyes on him and his safety (Galvin) out of the room. I know ppl like this, lol.
Notos 24th Mar 2014, 1:57 AM edit delete reply
It's a disc throwing game with 2 people on each side and a number of targets that need to be hit. Each team as a Striker (forward) and Guardsman (defense). Its more of less a human-sized full body air hockey.
enkidu 23rd Mar 2014, 5:21 PM edit delete reply
i fucking loled at benten lol my fave show and he kinda looks like a turian from mass effect omg vinnie is so cute though
chris-tar 23rd Mar 2014, 5:26 PM edit delete reply
I have always been a shy reclusive loner myself, so I can really relate to what Vinnie is going through. But I suppose if you really love someone you would be willing to overcome something even as all consuming as social anxiety (in my case social terror). I guess if they are friends of someone you care about they must not be all bad...that's what I would be thinking to try and get me through it.
Notos 24th Mar 2014, 1:58 AM edit delete reply
Yep I am the same way. Meeting new people is pretty terrifying.
chris-tar 24th Mar 2014, 7:13 AM edit delete reply
I guess that means you may have actually modeled Vinnie after yourself a little? I was wondering if these two characters are representations of your real life scenario to some extent.
Notos 24th Mar 2014, 1:04 PM edit delete reply
Every character has a bit of me in there somewhere. Galvin has my adoration of horror movies for example.
Mani Skaldulfn 23rd Mar 2014, 5:48 PM edit delete reply
Gogol? Like the green striped psychic cat from the Nikopol Trilogy?
Notos 24th Mar 2014, 1:59 AM edit delete reply
I had totally forgotten about that! But no his 3 friends are named after the 3 title characters of Cyber City Oedeo 808, an 80's anime.
ashrium 23rd Mar 2014, 6:50 PM edit delete reply
Yep it has happened to me several times.
meep 23rd Mar 2014, 6:57 PM edit delete reply
oh my, time to either freeze and forget how to talk or fidget and babble.

*looks around the comment section. Fidgets*
Le Baron 23rd Mar 2014, 7:15 PM edit delete reply
Syunsuke, Gogul and Benten XD
Draginbeard 23rd Mar 2014, 11:10 PM edit delete reply
A ton of Awkward on poor Vinnie!
NobodyImportant11 23rd Mar 2014, 11:12 PM edit delete reply
Benten's face looks kind of intimidating compared to Fridge's. Is it more expensive?
Notos 24th Mar 2014, 2:01 AM edit delete reply
Most likely yes, being a higher class than Fridge.
Guest 24th Mar 2014, 3:06 AM edit delete reply
Operation "don't-say-anything-awkward-or-dumb" is under way...
Shin Chan 24th Mar 2014, 5:50 AM edit delete reply
Just found this comic yesterday and boy, you should spread this comic everywhere. Found this on Barachan website.

And BTW, nice pairing. They're totally adorable and cute.

Nice comic. And if you mind, more body-contact between both of them in the next upcoming pages maybe? :D
Notos 24th Mar 2014, 1:08 PM edit delete reply
Thanks, welcome aboard!
PD711 24th Mar 2014, 7:15 AM edit delete reply
Yeah, I have been sitting right where Vinne is sitting right now.

Syunsuke is super hot, but at the same time if I were Vinnie, he would be the one that intimidates me the most. (Isn't it always the way?)

Gogol would probably be the easiest since he seems to be pretty genial.

Mackie, while he at least knows who she is, his first encounter with her was perhaps not her best side?

Benten seems allright. While I think Notos does a really good job expressing synth characters like Fridge, (and characters in general) I imagine living in a world like that, some minute social cues might still be "lost in translation" due to the nature of synthetic faces. So that could be kind of intimidating, meeting them for the first time. Or maybe you get used to it, I dunno.
Notos 24th Mar 2014, 1:10 PM edit delete reply
Yeah it's touch to emote with synth faces, so a lot of it comes from posture and body language. Originally Galvin had a lot more synth parts, but I just found it too hard to emote, so I settled with 20-30%, even the lack of that one eyebrow makes it tough sometimes.
Rauron 24th Mar 2014, 8:35 AM edit delete reply
In giving the page another look-over, I noticed that Benten isn't wearing shoes. That seems... obvious, but also like the sort of thing that would be considered impolite for a while anyway. On the other hand, I'm slightly surprised that Galvin doesn't ask people to take off their shoes at the door.

Also, did Vinnie pick out that jacket so that he would match Galvin's apartment? In fact, is there a reason for the black/white/red color scheme going on with everyone else?
Notos 24th Mar 2014, 1:12 PM edit delete reply
The color scheme is mostly just for design purpose, blacks whites and pinks on either side of green the focal point.
Artgator 24th Mar 2014, 11:41 PM edit delete reply
Ah... they're so cute together! Also, is Strikeball like baseball or soccer/football
Notos 25th Mar 2014, 12:58 PM edit delete reply
I give a more detailed description in a comment up above. It can most easily be described as life-size air hockey.
wohdin 25th Mar 2014, 3:46 AM edit delete reply
Man, I was rec'd this comic and literally just plowed through the WHOLE THING. I'm digging this format and then some. Seriously, amazing talent and incredible work. Can't wait for the next page(?)!
Notos 25th Mar 2014, 12:58 PM edit delete reply
Heya, welcome aboard glad you like it!
Darko 27th Mar 2014, 6:37 PM edit delete reply
sTOP PLAYING WITH MY FEEELINGS x_x i love this so much thank u 4 making this Notos bby <3
MJL 3rd Jan 2016, 2:03 PM edit delete reply
It took me this long to realise Galvin has a synth eye!?!
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