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Notos 27th Apr 2014, 1:59 PM edit delete
Notos
Hello Autonoms. Last week Buying Time became 1 year old! (of being live, at least. There was about half a year of pre-production before that) One of the driving factors behind BT was my admiration for webcomics that have been running for 3,4,5 years or even more; the amount of story and character buildup these projects must have garnered was an alluring trait, something I couldn't get from just an animated short. Kudos to those webcomic artists who have been at it that long.
This is the first time in four chapters I've used a natural sunlight overlay, enjoy it while it lasts, you'll see it probably as often as Vinnie does!
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Lady B. 27th Apr 2014, 2:30 PM edit delete reply
Happy Anniversary! at least belated It's such an amazing achievement to make it this far and to have so many people be enthralled in the world you created. I hope the best for you and everything else. PS: Awesome work as always :D
Draginbeard 27th Apr 2014, 2:44 PM edit delete reply
Draginbeard
Gratz on a year of comicing!

Poor Vinnie. Boy oh boy, I know I can relate to the cash flow blues.

But with some luck, maybe he and Fridge can go full time into their music.
Notos 27th Apr 2014, 6:04 PM edit delete reply
Notos
Thanks! I've certainly never worked on a single personal project for so long.
Invisiblebear 27th Apr 2014, 2:49 PM edit delete reply
Happy Anniversary & lol that dream.
MortarAndPistol 27th Apr 2014, 2:52 PM edit delete reply
Oh good, you came up with "Autonoms" as the fan name yourselves. At a random point last week I was like "you know 'Autonoms' would be perfect, however I forgot to post it. Figures you would come to it without my help anyway.

I don't see any mention of "Smells like something is burning...Galvin must be making some food." Is that supposed to a joke on the fact that he overcooked the pasta last time? If so, hilarious.
Notos 27th Apr 2014, 6:05 PM edit delete reply
Notos
To be fair someone else thought of it in the comments last week and I really liked the suggestion.
BusterTayra 29th Apr 2014, 6:25 PM edit delete reply
I thought it was referencing when Vinnie went over for dinner the first time and Galvan overcooked the alfredo? :P
Notos 30th Apr 2014, 2:26 AM edit delete reply
Notos
Indeed it is.
MortarAndPistol 27th Apr 2014, 2:59 PM edit delete reply
Side note: "I can't remember the last time I've felt it." causes a conflict of the tenses. "I can't remember the last time I felt it." would work better. (although I'm sure everyone got what you mean, so it isn't that important)
meep 27th Apr 2014, 3:44 PM edit delete reply
Congrats onthe anniv. :D

And you got me good with that dream! My only excuse is I'm not 100% today, but I was 'Nooooo' then in giggles at his transformation. ...poor Vinnie though, and Galvin is so clearly besotted by him.
josbell975 27th Apr 2014, 3:49 PM edit delete reply
josbell975
Congrats on the One Year!

Kitty-Chan!!!

I ALWAYS rock the shirt no pants look for ANY event!
Notos 27th Apr 2014, 6:06 PM edit delete reply
Notos
It's a classic look, really.
Guest 29th Apr 2014, 5:40 PM edit delete reply
It's called "Porky Pigging." =D
Notos 30th Apr 2014, 2:27 AM edit delete reply
Notos
Genius!
wohdin 27th Apr 2014, 4:04 PM edit delete reply
Rock that exposed butt, Vinnie!
TWULF 27th Apr 2014, 4:13 PM edit delete reply
TWULF
Happy Anniversary! To many more to come.
Notos 27th Apr 2014, 6:06 PM edit delete reply
Notos
Thanks! Here's hoping!
TheD-Wrek 27th Apr 2014, 4:26 PM edit delete reply
TheD-Wrek
Happy Anniversary! :D
Notos 27th Apr 2014, 6:06 PM edit delete reply
Notos
Thanks a lot!
ashrium 27th Apr 2014, 4:46 PM edit delete reply
ashrium
Excellent a year! Congratulations Notos! And I knew It was a dream, Galvin cannot be that cruel he is a gentle giant hehe but the last part was funny. What a curious thing Vinnie really pay attention to the tatoo on Galvin's back to see it in a dream he must have very good memory sometimes details like that are forgotten in dreams. By the way what is the name of the new song?
Notos 27th Apr 2014, 6:07 PM edit delete reply
Notos
It's mentioned on next week's page. Not that it's some big secret or anything, but yeah.
Sponi Wolf 27th Apr 2014, 5:29 PM edit delete reply
Sponi Wolf
Hooray! \o/ :)

And the sunlight is quite amazing!
I must say that I thought that Galvin also has that shirt-but-no-pants look ... until I saw the last speech balloon :P

By the way ... their faces changed a lot, especially in the last page. Guess you didn't do this by accident, and I wonder where this is going.
And thanks a lot for still posting your comic weekly, without the threatened 2-week interval <3
Notos 27th Apr 2014, 6:08 PM edit delete reply
Notos
Not an accident, just style changing over time. The characters looks very different between now and chapter 1.
RadjinWolf 27th Apr 2014, 5:54 PM edit delete reply
Can't believe it's been a year. A year of completely wonderful storytelling!

Vinnie could also rock the shirt and no pants look. Like, all day.
Notos 27th Apr 2014, 6:09 PM edit delete reply
Notos
Yeah it snuck up on me, almost forgot to mention it. It's gone by so far!
TTownlittlebear 27th Apr 2014, 6:00 PM edit delete reply
Congrats on you anniversary..

Loved the sunlight..

Really loved the Cannibal Killer panel. Thought he was going to jump right out of the screen.
Icegodes 27th Apr 2014, 8:25 PM edit delete reply
Congrats on the Anniversary dude! I just had this passing thought about this commic u are charged for any kind of interaction you with others or yourself. At least they cant charge u for thinking or I would be in the read or can they?!
Notos 28th Apr 2014, 1:47 AM edit delete reply
Notos
Nope they certainly can't charge you for that. Don't give them any ideas!
ObsidianGamer 27th Apr 2014, 10:29 PM edit delete reply
Great job on the comic running for a year.

Was really worried at that first panel with Galvin talking like that. Thought he might have seen Vinnie's P-Comm and decided to break it off to stop him from getting further into financial troubles.
Couer 27th Apr 2014, 11:44 PM edit delete reply
Happy Anniversary! I love your work, keep it up! <3 Best wishes for you, our bringer of fun reading every sunday!
Midnight Jake 27th Apr 2014, 11:53 PM edit delete reply
Was not expecting that opening part to be a dream, just Galvin joking around but that honestly made me laugh out loud. Good job.

Hope things work out for Vinnie though. Dude needs to be able to enjoy life more. Work to live, don't live to work as my father likes to remind me when I tell him that I'm doing overtime.
Notos 28th Apr 2014, 1:43 AM edit delete reply
Notos
Wise words, for sure!
Rauron 27th Apr 2014, 11:57 PM edit delete reply
Congratulations! I'm sure this will join the half-decade webcomic club, and if it stops there it'll only be as a fully finished story. Your characters are likeable, your art and design are fantastic, and you consistently interact with your audience. Everything is set up for success!
Notos 28th Apr 2014, 1:54 AM edit delete reply
Notos
Well, the story is planned out with an ending in mind, so the comic wont run for 5 years :P But I was just admiring the dedication of those who have projects for that long!
Rauron 28th Apr 2014, 2:16 AM edit delete reply
Ah, so it'll be finished sooner? Come to think of it, 3ish seems a bit more fitting, given how much has happened so far. 4 chapters per, maybe 3 chapters for an arc... bah, too much speculation. Better to stick to the things we know, like that Vinnie is cute and that Galvin has a civic duty to share the picture's he's been taking (pretty sure he got a new one in the previous page).
Finz_ 28th Apr 2014, 12:06 AM edit delete reply
Finz_
I could tell by the second panel what was happening ^^ I also liked how you left that panel of Vinnie up top =P

Hurray all went well! But he's not out of the woods yet. Stay positive Vinnie, he's lucky to have you.
Fairycancel 28th Apr 2014, 12:25 AM edit delete reply
The art in this look so beautiful! ^_^
Notos 28th Apr 2014, 1:53 AM edit delete reply
Notos
Thanks!
LunarPriest 28th Apr 2014, 1:51 AM edit delete reply
LunarPriest
I just started reading this comic last week. so good! congrats on 1 year! here is to 100000000 more!
Notos 28th Apr 2014, 1:44 PM edit delete reply
Notos
Hey thanks, and welcome aboard!
Stardust 28th Apr 2014, 6:17 AM edit delete reply
Oh, you actually got me with that speech from Galvin, i tought for one second that this was some kind of shocking twist and it made me really scared! I'm so guillible...

Your art on the comic is getting really sharp, the difference is notable, pretty good.

Congratulations for the anniversary, is a sign of your sucess doing a good job with the comic, keep going.
BlankDino 28th Apr 2014, 4:56 PM edit delete reply
Ahhh, I love this so much. Congratulations on your one year anniversary and here's hoping for at least one more(or 5, 10, 20).
Guest 29th Apr 2014, 3:25 AM edit delete reply
Feels like just a couple months ago Captain Gerbear linked his following to a week-old comic about a welder crushing on a cyborg. Here's to many more years, going by just as quickly!

And I'm curious, what comics specifically inspired you to start your own?
Notos 30th Apr 2014, 2:29 AM edit delete reply
Notos
If you're speaking in terms of how I mentioned long-running projects, hmmm, there might be too many to list.For webcomics something like Yet Another Fantasy Gaming Comic, been running for a good 6 years everyday. For a manga something like Battle Angel has always been a big favorite, been running since 1991. Over 2 decades, thats dedication.
BusterTayra 30th Apr 2014, 3:58 AM edit delete reply
Criminy, a year old already? I've been watching for most of that :P Sorry for not expressing how absolutely amazing your comic is more often.

Lol

Here's to another year and hopefully many more :3
dougwarner59 1st May 2014, 12:15 AM edit delete reply
dougwarner59
At first I didn't realize it was a dream until he started saying bad about our hero, then I knew it was going to be a bad dream. love the drama going on here.
Lucy Kemnitzer 1st May 2014, 1:19 AM edit delete reply
Don't think I've thanked you for this lovely thing before. I'm just entranced with the way you use the technology to tell the story.

Also, I'm totally a sucker for the guy with low self-esteem.
Grace 1st May 2014, 8:38 PM edit delete reply
Happy Anniversary! Congratz!
tangent 3rd May 2014, 10:10 PM edit delete reply
I just archive binged this in one sitting, and what an amazing work! I'm just starting to get into web comics but I've never seen one like this!

I've got to ask, was any inspiration drawn from the film Metropolis? It's one of my faves, and I noticed some similarities (lower classes live below ground, industrial vs. opulent settings emphasizing the divide).
Notos 4th May 2014, 1:59 PM edit delete reply
Notos
Hey thanks a lot, and welcome aboard!

I'm a bit embarrassed to admit I've never seen the original Metropolis. I've seen the Osamu Tezuka animated film but I don't know if there is any connection between the two. If anything I think the class system is more inspired by Battle Angel Alita, though a bit less 'extreme' than people living in actual garbage heaps, the concept is there.
Doomy 5th May 2014, 5:42 PM edit delete reply
Doomy
I want his kitty-chan apron so bad.

And hey happy birthday, Buying Time!
*throws confetti*
b3nc0 11th May 2014, 11:15 PM edit delete reply
b3nc0
Kuddos on the anniversary \(◠◠\) (/◠◠)/
Can't believe I never commented before orz Began reading /before/ last summer hiatus and kinda lost the bookmark somewhere… (and the title) m(__)m Found you back yesterday thanks to Alex Woolfson comment on The Young Protectors. It took me 2 days to catch up due to my low-level at English *cough*
It is all splendid, story, art, rythm, smexyness… All splen- wait for it -did‼
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