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Notos 18th May 2014, 1:44 PM edit delete
Enter Big Gold and Sybel! I've been waiting since chapter 2 to introduce these two, stay tuned for next week's page for the meeting, which I'm sure you'll enjoy. I updated the cast page, I realized I neglected to do it when we were introduced to Galvin's friends. Speaking of neglecting, I haven't updated the Hommages page in ages; I think people get the point, if you think there is a reference to something just ask, it will save me the time of creating images for each one. I'm thinking I'll replace it with an FAQ page during the next hiatus (which will be coming up in a few weeks, fyi.) Thanks for reading, see you next week Autonoms!
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Lady B. 18th May 2014, 1:59 PM edit delete reply
Just Wow :D There's not much to say but praises and Sybel looks likes lady gaga or at least has her style I love it, and Big gold just wow :D
MortarAndPistol 18th May 2014, 2:00 PM edit delete reply
Love the uniforms, very Tron-esque. Also, the "I can't believe he graduated from high school" is a killer line.
TheD-Wrek 18th May 2014, 2:08 PM edit delete reply
The fish in the bkg blew my mind for some reason. Haha. Your comic always looks so awesome! :D
Notos 18th May 2014, 10:00 PM edit delete reply
Thanks. It was a last minute decision, I just needed his office to look super posh. I might regret it later; it caused a lot of slow-down and I had to remove some animation from the signs in panel 1, but I liked the look so decided to make the exception.
Guest 21st May 2014, 7:29 AM edit delete reply
It was worth it - the fish effects look awesome.
FuryOfFirestorm 21st May 2014, 7:30 AM edit delete reply
It was worth it - the fish effects look amazing.
bronakopdin 18th May 2014, 2:40 PM edit delete reply
more suits! you didn't make empty promises last week :D

interesting new characters! I like their style, those glowing stuffs are unique :)

I wonder how Sybel's eyes look like ^^
Koranos 18th May 2014, 2:47 PM edit delete reply
Those are some really cool uniforms with the glowing parts.

btw, just thought I'd say how cool it is you update on SUNDAYS. No other webcomic I know of does so, so it's cool to have one to look forward to on those days now.
Notos 18th May 2014, 10:02 PM edit delete reply
Hey thanks. I used to read 1 or 2 webcomics that updated Sundays..then the artists bailed on them. Fun times. So, glad it's there for ya!
khyrra 19th May 2014, 9:54 PM edit delete reply
If you're looking for another good comic that updates on Sundays, try Oglaf.com. Not that this one isn't awesome! :)
Invisiblebear 18th May 2014, 2:50 PM edit delete reply
I' loving Galvin more & more with that vi deo chat in the shower. LOL Vinnie is such a lucky guy.
Notos 18th May 2014, 10:02 PM edit delete reply
He likes to get a rise out of people, is all. (no pun intended)
Draginbeard 18th May 2014, 2:56 PM edit delete reply
way cool neon suit trim, definitely give off the big time corporate vibe.
Jess 18th May 2014, 3:03 PM edit delete reply
Like a few here i also came from YP but sadly i rarely comment. Im one of those silent supporters, ya know? But ive left a comment there a time or two and so ill leave you one too. (Im woriking on bring better about it, ha!) Because i want to tell you how amazing this comic is! The flow, the art, the story, the animation. You are amazing! You've got a great thing here and it needs to blow up! People need to see this! Your characters are so unique and so lovable and, despite their different environment, relatable! I truly hang on edge now and you give sundays something to look forward too! Just know ill be hyping this were i can and you've sucked me in, im a dedicated fan now! I really hope this goes good for fridge and vinnie but i guess we need a bit if comfkict somewhere. I just hope this goes somewhere for them. Cant wait till next week !
Notos 18th May 2014, 10:04 PM edit delete reply
Thanks, glad to have you aboard, and don't be a stranger, I try read every comment and try to reply as much as I can.
Baranchi 18th May 2014, 3:13 PM edit delete reply
Big Gold looks kind of like a shark that wants to eat Vinnie and Fridge.

Fridge is rocking that vest though.
Notos 18th May 2014, 10:05 PM edit delete reply
The nice thing about big wig exec's like this, they can so easily go either way. Makes for a nice easy side plot point ;)
mersharr 19th May 2014, 2:27 PM edit delete reply
That was my thought too... and judging by the ad on panel 1, he IS a loan shark...

Better be careful guys, make sure not to get into a exploitative contract.
crispydruid 18th May 2014, 3:18 PM edit delete reply
Woo! Go Galvin! You naughty hunk, you. ;-)

'Course - he was just trying Vinnie to get comfortable; a little sum'um-sum-um to relax his nerves, right? ^_~ *nudge nudge wink wink*

Also - more delayed greetings from Alex of Yaoi 911!

This is a great comic here; I just don't know what I'm going to do during your hiatus coming up! >.<

But I'll definitely be here when you get back. ^_^ Vm
Notos 18th May 2014, 10:07 PM edit delete reply
If you've been around during my other breaks I still update weekly with chapter-production art, other goodies, and usually close the hiatus with some reader participation stuff like Ask Papa or Ask Fridge, so I'll still be here as usual, just with non-story moving stuff.
Grixis 18th May 2014, 3:20 PM edit delete reply
yay, new characters! :D
bbmd 18th May 2014, 3:21 PM edit delete reply
Hey! I'm also from YP, I usually never leave comments but I just have to now. Both the story and the animation are really amazing you really have something there, keep it up, you're awesome :))
Notos 18th May 2014, 10:07 PM edit delete reply
Thank you, welcome aboard!
BioBear 18th May 2014, 3:41 PM edit delete reply
Sybel's Uniform reminds me of the State alchemist Uniforms from Full Metal Alchemist.
Notos 18th May 2014, 10:10 PM edit delete reply
I referenced uniforms worn by Naval Commanders, I wanted to make her looks large and in charge, not only an assistant but maybe a bodyguard too, with knife hidden in her cleavage or something. Don't mess with her!
SNW 18th May 2014, 4:17 PM edit delete reply
Hello! I too am also from YP, I am the silent supporter type as well. Your comic is FANTASTIC! I love it and have been spreading the word like it was my job! The storyline and the characters are so relatable. It was so easy to establish a connection with them early on. At this point it feels like I'm catching up with old friends every sunday. Thank you! I'm waiting on pins and needles for this meeting next week! SOO EXCITED!
Notos 18th May 2014, 10:11 PM edit delete reply
Thanks! The meeting was fun to write, I'm looking forward to showing everyone.
josbell975 18th May 2014, 4:34 PM edit delete reply

I bet Papa can STILL rock that suit!!! lol, love the fact that everyone's "fancy dress" is from high school.

That vid chat was classic Galvin, love it and him. I want Big Gold to stand up and show those chaps! Ass-less would be funny AND hot.

Last month, I met a Vinnie. Fighting urge to call him Vin Vin for now. I've been here since day one, even that restraining order you have on me hasn't kept me away. I kinda stopped commenting b/c I started to sound like a broken record, but that aquarium in that last scene...I want to marry you now ;-)

Keep up the great work!
Notos 18th May 2014, 10:13 PM edit delete reply
Good to see ya again. Papa probably still things he could rock that suit too. And they boy's suits are from highschool because they certainly wouldn't need one lately, given their lifestyles.
CFT 18th May 2014, 4:36 PM edit delete reply
Biggie gold with all those teeth is reminding me of a shark. Have to admit I had a good laugh at Galvin's little shower flash dance. I was thinking Vinnie was going to have a very interesting first impression moment as he walked into into his BG interview with a crowbar in his pants. Your style is impeccable, love it all!
shownder 18th May 2014, 4:42 PM edit delete reply
Can't wait to see what this meeting is about. Poor Vinnie and his stuttering is so cute!

And I'm not ashamed to say as soon as I saw Big Gold I wanted to see him naked :P He's hot.
Notos 18th May 2014, 10:15 PM edit delete reply
"And I'm not ashamed to say as soon as I saw Big Gold I wanted to see him naked"
Then my work here is done.
Kanra 18th May 2014, 4:51 PM edit delete reply
I just started this comic last week, but I'm so attached. I love all of your characters. ;u;
kittychick 18th May 2014, 5:08 PM edit delete reply
Vinnie didn't get to finish his "interaction" with Galvin, just when it was getting good! Hopefully, this meeting will go well enough that he can finish it tonight in person! I know this is early in their relationship, but how would an interaction plan work if they decided to move in together? Is it like a cell phone family plan? Does it include all actions anywhere between the two of them, or just inside their house? Is sex extra? I don't know how anyone could afford it and still socialize unless they were rich...
Notos 18th May 2014, 10:20 PM edit delete reply
People can apply for DLC licenses for stuff like that, common law, married, family etc, all that offer different rates and "benefits", so yes it would be a lot like a cell phone family plan, I often compare it to that, there are a number of deals and packages "perfect for your family!" As to how it would work, once you have the licenses it applies a discount to all interactions with that person, for example Galvin and Mackie would apply for both family packages and business owner packages.
Liska 18th May 2014, 6:54 PM edit delete reply
Too bad vinnie changed his hair to pink... his hair and fridge would have matched otherwise! :D
Fairycancel 18th May 2014, 7:49 PM edit delete reply
I think there may have been some errors in writing. One could be intentional like dunno(though I am not sure if this can be used like this normally) and I belief that in one part he said come when it seemed more like he meant some when he was talking to Galvin. Not sure though hehe ^_^. My English is not perfect, I just wanted to let you know of what I saw.
Notos 18th May 2014, 10:21 PM edit delete reply
No you're correct, I've fixed the error, thanks!
Fairycancel 19th May 2014, 6:37 PM edit delete reply
No problem, glad that I could help out. I really like your comic ^_^
Suta 18th May 2014, 7:55 PM edit delete reply
Only just started reading it today, but oh my freaking god, this is amazing. Most scenes make me either go '°˖ ✧wow✧˖ °' or go 'give me that ass'. Keep doing this and I'm sure you'll have a giant fanbase backing you.
Notos 18th May 2014, 10:22 PM edit delete reply
I've got a bunch of cool folks reading, for sure!
John 18th May 2014, 8:16 PM edit delete reply
They complement each other! Vinnie and Fridge are co cute together :P

Like many, I could wish for a longer look at that shower scene but hey ho. I'm sure other oppurtunities will present.
Notos 18th May 2014, 10:23 PM edit delete reply
I treat fanservice like salt and pepper on any given dish; a generous sprinkling will only improve it. So yes, there will be others!
StevenW 18th May 2014, 8:22 PM edit delete reply
Whoa Galvin! For a second I thought you were inviting Vinnie to watch you *and* the striketeam in the shower. Must be that hot-tub discussion a chapter or so ago, perverting my thoughts!

I would kind of love to know how Strikeball plays... I'm hopinf Glavin takes Vinne to a match one day. :)

Loving the ainmations - the lone ad and the fish. Also the suits - Fridge is looking fine dandy and BG's militaristic glowing gold is pretty awesome.

PS: Notos I think you mean abrasive on the Cast page for Shunsuke. Great to see it updated!
Notos 18th May 2014, 10:26 PM edit delete reply
Nope, just a shower this time, though Vinnie catching the team chilling in the hot tub would have garnered a similar reaction, I'm sure.

I'll be showing a Strikeball match early next chapter, looking forward to drawing that.
Thanks for spellcheck too, I'll update it.
chris-tar 18th May 2014, 8:25 PM edit delete reply
Great character design for Mr. Gold. and "Vinnie Smalls" reminds me of "Biggie Smalls" any connection?
Another great update.
Notos 18th May 2014, 10:27 PM edit delete reply
Hey thanks! And no connection, I with with Smalls because it was a bit of a descriptive for his character, maybe a bit obvious but it seemed to fit.
Chris Dangerfield 18th May 2014, 9:27 PM edit delete reply
Chris Dangerfield
Just another great page packed with honest dude emotion. Love that moment of panic... so great. Phone sex with the DUDE (yay) or business... ooops waited to long. Great stuff. Love 'em. Thanks for the great update.
Notos 18th May 2014, 10:37 PM edit delete reply
Hey, thanks! Glad you enjoyed it. It's fun and oh-so-easy to write for a character like Vinnie and give him such moments of panic ;)
Admiral Jane 18th May 2014, 9:37 PM edit delete reply
Admiral Jane
So exciting. Love the glowing suits and the fish tank! Fingers crossed.

I love Vinnie and Galvin's relationship with their trying to find time together, Vinnie wanting to feel equal, but Galvin doesn't care about that. And that little glimpse of abs... hoo-weee.

Can't wait for next week!
Notos 18th May 2014, 10:32 PM edit delete reply
Thanks Admiral! Glad you dig the suits, and they boy's relationship; It's been a bit of a tough balancing act, I want to write lots of scenes of Galvin and Vinnie together, but still need to keep them apart for story's sake and for the feeling of yearning a system like this would surely make.
Admiral Jane 19th May 2014, 3:02 AM edit delete reply
Admiral Jane
You've done a great job with the yearning. :) I believe it.
Rauron 18th May 2014, 9:49 PM edit delete reply
This page is absolutely bursting with fantastic stuff! The ads, Galvin's little tease, Fridge in his suit (with matching "hair" like Vin), those incredibly cool glow-accent suits, an actually animated aquarium... even the little animation touches like Vin's sweating and the door closing when they walk in. Oh, oh, and the design of the BG logo! And how Fridge's pants seem a bit baggy but he's still super casual!

Tl;dr: This may just be one of my favorite pages yet, even though it doesn't have as much narrative "weight" as others.
Notos 18th May 2014, 10:36 PM edit delete reply
Thanks, glad you think so! It indeed is a bit lighter on story so I tried to add some fun stuff in regardless. The last 2 pages in the Chapter are rather story heavy. I just hope I can finish them in time! Busy, busy..
Amber 18th May 2014, 10:08 PM edit delete reply
New reader here! I don't talk much, but genius deserves to be recognized and this comic-y thing ("comic" doesn't really cover everything going on here) is INCREDIBLE. It's like, where have you been the last few years i've been looking for new reading material? xD
Notos 19th May 2014, 1:57 AM edit delete reply
Hey, thanks Amber. And at least you've found it now, right!
MzHombre 18th May 2014, 10:17 PM edit delete reply
You should put a little sound track on these. Please
Notos 19th May 2014, 2:01 AM edit delete reply
Funny you mention it, originally BT was supposed to have a soundtrack for each page, as well as sound effects, but that idea kind of fell through for a number of reasons, performance issues being the top. Though if you want some BT themed music, stuff that I feel fits the 80's retro cyberpunk feel, put on any sort of new wave synthpop, check out stuff from this channel https://www.youtube.com/user/ManiacSynth
Isis Marie 18th May 2014, 11:11 PM edit delete reply
Isis Marie
This page is all kinds of slick and just plain ol' attractive. I love the suits of Big Gold and Sybel. And the luminescent fish?!? That's just all sorts of awesomeness. Speaking of which, Fridge looks rather hot in that suit. Yowza! And Galvin's ass?!? Double yowza!!!
Notos 19th May 2014, 2:03 AM edit delete reply
Slick looking suits, a curvaceous lady, and some butt. Everyone wins, really.
BurstThrough 19th May 2014, 12:24 AM edit delete reply
Wow the pig animation is so beaultifully fluid it nearly drove me to tears.Papa must not have been joking when he said he had the body of a greek god really curious to see him at those times.Another handsome dude joins the castand as usual I want him naked lol.Like the bodyguard too she seems like a slightly plump femme fatale.
I wonder why Fridge has the kanji for gold on his head though.
Notos 19th May 2014, 2:06 AM edit delete reply
Indeed, I've been wanting to add a lady with some curves for awhile, I'm pleased with how her design turned out. Maybe there will be some excuse to get Big Gold in the buff at some point who knows. The character on Fridge's head is Chinese for 'gold'.
BurstThrough 19th May 2014, 5:32 PM edit delete reply
Yeah I know, kanji means chinese letters just wonder why he has it?If it's going to come up in the meeting you can just say if it will not the reason or just ignore this.Cause Fridge said they had to act like hot shit and shows up with a face tattoo honoring the guy doesn't make much sence to me.
Bear 19th May 2014, 1:32 AM edit delete reply
As usual - visually stunning. Love the fish. I thought it was NEVER gonna get to the bottom half ! B-) (it doesn't all fit on the page for me, so I have to scroll down to click on the arrow, back up, down,up down...anyway worth it!)
Notos 19th May 2014, 2:07 AM edit delete reply
Thanks for the comments, and just a head's up you can click anywhere on the page to advance.
Coyote 19th May 2014, 2:12 AM edit delete reply
I'm kind of excited for the guys. I hope this works out well for them.
internet nobody 19th May 2014, 3:35 AM edit delete reply
i'm from yp too and also your comic is amazing
KnightTek 19th May 2014, 4:40 AM edit delete reply
Wow, every page is like a cliffhanger! It leaves me in suspense until the next page. Great work!!
Notos 19th May 2014, 2:01 PM edit delete reply
Thanks Knight, glad you dig it!
Stardust 19th May 2014, 4:42 AM edit delete reply
I'm so happy that the comic keep exceeding my expectations every update. The art is awesome, the plot is awesome, the fanservice makes sense inside the plot and dont feel all over the place (one of my biggest fears reading it earlier was that it would be one more comic where the entire plot is just a long version of a porno-intro and then everything would end once the characters had sex, glad i was wrong!). Sincerely the fact that Buying Time isn't all over tumblr and other sites baffles me, it just looks like the kind of thing that would do well there.

Also, glad we have more lady characters, such a badass design, love it!
Notos 19th May 2014, 2:04 PM edit delete reply
hey Stardust, thanks for the comment! I don't really advertise BT that much, and I think it's tougher for people to share images around since you'd have to screencap pages, maybe that is why it's not being passed around on tumblr.
fbeaver 19th May 2014, 8:22 AM edit delete reply
I'm just consistently in love with the environments and the fashion of your world.
Notos 19th May 2014, 2:06 PM edit delete reply
Thanks! I keep trying to maintain the retro-cyberpunk feel, and sometimes find myself slipping out of the style, so that's nice to hear!
SilverLion80 19th May 2014, 9:53 AM edit delete reply
I just read the whole she-bang. Great comic. Really cute interactions. I don't like this HCC company. Buncha tyrants if you ask me, charging for EVERYTHING? Crazy. I mean, you have to pay to talk to your own family? Seems like a nod to something like Fascism. I'll be keeping up with the comic, though. I like the characters and general story.
Notos 19th May 2014, 2:11 PM edit delete reply
Cool, welcome aboard and glad you're enjoying it!
Sofia 19th May 2014, 9:53 AM edit delete reply
Mr Gold looks like a cross between Wolverine and a Samurai. If, um, ya know, either of them would ever wear a suit with yellow neon lapels. :D

Thanks for the update and the Galvin treat! That man is as unselfconscious as Vinnie is self-conscious. It will be interesting to see if that affects the relationship and in what way...
Notos 19th May 2014, 2:10 PM edit delete reply
Yeah he's rather shameless, definitely the opposite to Vinnie in a number of ways.
Ana 19th May 2014, 11:21 AM edit delete reply
I love this story more and more! Can't wait till next Sunday comes so I can get more of it :D
Niggle 19th May 2014, 7:26 PM edit delete reply
Yay, new page! Can't say I like the look of Mr. Gold...that smile. Well, I'm wary of trusting him, that is.

Gotta say I low the flow of your pages.
Notos 19th May 2014, 9:40 PM edit delete reply
Maybe he won't be such a bad guy!
Niggle 22nd May 2014, 1:13 PM edit delete reply
We'll have to wait and see. And argh! a typo. Love* I love the flow of your pages. >.>
khyrra 19th May 2014, 9:57 PM edit delete reply
You can add my name to the list of people that jumped over after the mention on YP. I just want to say that this comic is great, I love the animation aspect you've added, it pairs well with the futuristic feel of the comic. I know how much work goes into producing a regular comic, even once a week, so I am super impressed by the "extras".
Notos 20th May 2014, 2:26 AM edit delete reply
Cool thanks Khyrra, glad you're digging it so far!
lightfoot90 20th May 2014, 12:08 AM edit delete reply
Hey, just want to say how much I love this comic! Great dialogue and fantastic characters, a story which grips me, and beautiful, outstanding art. I look forward to it every week!
Notos 20th May 2014, 2:28 AM edit delete reply
Thanks for the kind words, glad to have ya aboard!
kodama 20th May 2014, 9:34 AM edit delete reply
Hi, I'm new here, found your comics on The Young Protectors. What is interesting, I don't usually read posts under the page. That had to be fate.
I just want to express how much I appreciate the narration, characters, the very technique, all the creative work you had to do with the logos and all the hommages. You're also amazing at storytelling.
I have now one more reason to wait for Sunday.
Best wishes from Poland :)
Notos 20th May 2014, 12:57 PM edit delete reply
Hi there, thanks for the comment and welcome aboard, and hello from Canada!
Icegodes 20th May 2014, 7:56 PM edit delete reply
For some reason when I look at Gold and his secretary I feel his is a Gold Digger. Hope this not spell doom for them.
Notos 20th May 2014, 11:45 PM edit delete reply
He certainly enjoys his bling and living the good life, we'll see how it pans out.
Asmodian Serinoca 20th May 2014, 8:58 PM edit delete reply
I love this comic, love the futuristic vibe of it and I certainly love the characters. Especially the Q&A sessions with the characters. Finally a comic about a chubby awkward gay guy I can relate to.
Notos 20th May 2014, 11:46 PM edit delete reply
Thanks Asmodian glad you dig it, there certainly aren't many gay themed comics where the protagonist isn't fit, thin, young and popular..
Larkle 21st May 2014, 12:56 AM edit delete reply
Oh-my-goodness-the-fishtank-is-so-freaking-cool!!! It's a pretty swank building.
Notos 23rd May 2014, 4:02 PM edit delete reply
Only the best for Mr Gold!
Lillihandra 22nd May 2014, 7:47 PM edit delete reply
Those suits are ridiculous and awesome and I want one. And her haircut. Gorgeous! More!
Doomy 22nd May 2014, 10:47 PM edit delete reply
Woah they both sure look nice in their suits~ <3

I love how Big Gold and his secretary have matching outfits that GLOW. Really excited for Vin and Fridge now!

And heheh, that video call.
Galvin is SUCH a tease~ :'3
Notos 23rd May 2014, 4:04 PM edit delete reply
Thanks for the comment! Galvin gets a kick out of making Vinnie blush, easy as it may be.
Rumor 23rd May 2014, 12:39 AM edit delete reply
Finally got around to reading your comic after Alex W recommended it. Loving the retro-futurist vibe going on. Hoping good things happen for Vinnie and Fridge. Also, Vinnie and Galvin are the cutest.
Notos 23rd May 2014, 4:04 PM edit delete reply
Hey welcome aboard, and thanks!
Pikinanou 23rd May 2014, 3:21 AM edit delete reply
Hi, just finished reading and I want to
say that I love the concept of your comic
the animations are great, the characters
are adorable and the story is intriguing and funny too :) I'm looking forward next update
Notos 23rd May 2014, 4:05 PM edit delete reply
Hi, glad to have you along, and thanks!
The Pugpieper 24th May 2014, 12:16 AM edit delete reply
I just want to say thanks. It is a awesome. I devoured the whole thing in one night (not much of a life..LOL). Seriously, just to see gay comics on the web like this is a dream come true! I am considered the older generation, but have always loved comics. I got turned on to this thanks to Alex's work that a friend gave me a copy of for X-mas. Thus, in his links lead the way to you!
I love the way you show the insecurities everyone has, and how many of us wind up creating our own families along the way. Even in the future is a sad thing, would hope that family would evolve better than this by then. Who's to say how that will come up in your future issues, but from the looks of things it appears very similar in today's standards.
So, let me shut up. Say thanks once again! I will be waiting for each post!
Notos 24th May 2014, 4:04 AM edit delete reply
Hey Pugpieper thanks for the comment, glad to have you aboard! It's been fun exploring what a future society like this does to a family structure, or lack thereof, unlikely people seem to gravitate toward each other in this world.
Mountain0goat 24th May 2014, 11:46 PM edit delete reply
It was 1:00AM when I have discovered this comic (you were mentioned in Adam & Andy). after being blown away by animated comics (which I have never seen before) I had to spend all my DLC to read (watch?) it all in one sitting :)

And now after finishing...
I think I'm in love.
Notos 25th May 2014, 2:22 PM edit delete reply
Hey there, glad you found it and enjoyed reading! And thanks for commenting!
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