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Notos 25th May 2014, 1:58 PM edit delete
We've got 1 more page until the end of this chapter, and the start of my next catch-up hiatus, and not a moment too soon; I only finished this page yesterday so my buffer is officially run out. I've got 1 week to finish the chapter closing page, the biggest page in the chapter. Will I do it? Will Vinnie have enough DLC to enjoy the night? Will Galvin make a good impression on the Hot Legs gang? Will Galena have a fabulous new hairdo? All these important questions answered next Sunday! (Hopefully, wish me luck)

Check out this Buying Time review on the Sexy + Geeky blog!
At some point this week I'll be doing an interview with the blogs' author Harry, so be sure to check back here in the comments, or there for when that goes live!
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Vincent 25th May 2014, 2:14 PM edit delete reply
That guy was completely hilarious!
I especially liked the "put my sunglasses down as a mark of disbelief" one, I was LOL!

And don't be pessimistic, Vinnie, you can do it!
And you too, Notos!
Alicia the Bard 25th May 2014, 2:15 PM edit delete reply
Alicia the Bard
I must admit, Big Gold is quite ridiculously funny! Though, admittedly, I'm waiting for someone to pop him upside the head.
Notos 25th May 2014, 8:16 PM edit delete reply
Sybel wouldn't let anyone get too close.
Grall 25th May 2014, 2:54 PM edit delete reply
Great update. Big Gold and his assistant are quite the pair. Good laughs! :D

Also, the last panel had me think of this.

Not sure if it was intentional, but knowing you, it probably was. ;]
Notos 25th May 2014, 8:18 PM edit delete reply
Wasn't specifically, but it works!
rysch 25th May 2014, 3:01 PM edit delete reply
Is 'drity' a typo or a neologism? I'm gonna go with neologism.
Notos 25th May 2014, 8:18 PM edit delete reply
Nope, was a typo. I'm good at those. Thanks for the spot, fixed.
TheD-Wrek 25th May 2014, 3:37 PM edit delete reply
Sybel, issue an emoticon to display my pleasure with today's Buying Time update:

Notos 25th May 2014, 8:20 PM edit delete reply
Sybel, type up a reply to TheD-Wrek expressing my delight in his comment.
PookaAngharad 25th May 2014, 8:51 PM edit delete reply
BG and Sybel had me giggling, you two made me laugh outright. XD
Madock345 25th May 2014, 3:49 PM edit delete reply
I love fridge so much in this one XD
chris-tar 25th May 2014, 3:59 PM edit delete reply
Your comic is starting to finally make me understand how two people of the same sex can love each other. It appears to be just like a heterosexual relationship really.
Grall 25th May 2014, 6:10 PM edit delete reply
Curious. What did you think a gay relationship was like?
chris-tar 25th May 2014, 7:16 PM edit delete reply
To be honest, I thought it might be different somehow. Perhaps more stressful than a heterosexual relationship due to the social stigma of being gay. I don't see anything anti-gay in this comic, so I guess in this world everybody is pretty accepting.
Notos 25th May 2014, 8:27 PM edit delete reply
I've mentioned this before, that I see this happening not only in real life, but in the comics' world as well; we see less and less of a stigma/homophobia as time goes by (slowly, very slowly, but its happening). Yet we see more and more of the comics' kind of microtransactions/privatization/other methods of economic exploitation.
I think in the future we'll see much less social problems and far more economic ones.
The Pugpieper 27th May 2014, 10:49 PM edit delete reply
I have to say, in the smaller towns you will still see the stigma/homophobia rear it's ugly head more often than not. In the larger cities it's nothing new to anyone, but in small towns, you have many small minds. Yes, there are many accepting people there too, but odds are strong that's where it remains for now. I see it first hand in my town, we've tried to have a few gay bars over the years, protests at the bars and city hall have occurred. The city itself put pressure on the establishments and forced closings via fines as an excuse to shut down the bars and causing economic damage. Mostly in gay relationships, money is becoming more of an issue than stress from society. Just like any other relationship money is a big factor in how well the relationship goes. The stress of paying bills, or one having more money than the other causing a power imbalance destroys gay relationships just as quickly as our straight counterparts.
Grall 25th May 2014, 8:32 PM edit delete reply
Ah ok, I misunderstood your original comment. I can see where you're coming from.

As you said, it's Notos' world. I'd imagine people in his world have "evolved" enough to not care about someone's sexual orientation, or be offended by an open show of affection between a same-sex couple.

We can all dream. :/
Draginbeard 25th May 2014, 4:29 PM edit delete reply
Sybel and Big Gold, you did a great job with this scene and it was a huge one too (bonus awesome for that)!
MortarAndPistol 25th May 2014, 4:30 PM edit delete reply
Well that guy was hilarious!! My favorite page of this chapter yet. I was trying to figure out if he was really that pretentious, or if he had some sort of paralysis that he refuses to replace with synth parts so she had to do all his movement for him, but everyone else seems to thing he's just that pretentious, so I'll just go with that.

Quick side note, it's "hard-on".
Notos 25th May 2014, 8:31 PM edit delete reply
Naw, he's perfectly able. He is just so rich, eccentric and probably full of himself he would rather have a very well paid assistant do it!
And thanks for the spelling fix.
John 25th May 2014, 5:48 PM edit delete reply
There were bubbles in the tank. I can't believe how amazing that is to me. Bubbles. In the tank. How easy it would've been to have left that static, but no. Bubbles there were.

Oh yes, BG was hilarious, with his sidekick. Vinnie was cute and fridge awesome. Other people covered that much more thoroughly than I would've.

Notos 25th May 2014, 8:32 PM edit delete reply
Glad you've noticed, and enjoyed the little touches ;)
meep 25th May 2014, 6:38 PM edit delete reply
Wonderful interview, you had me in giggles, I had to share the page to explain ;)

Galvin is so sweet :)
headrush71 25th May 2014, 6:54 PM edit delete reply
I'm in love with Sybel, too, Fridge.
How does a metal man get rock hard?
Notos 25th May 2014, 8:38 PM edit delete reply
Is that a riddle?
Check out Ask Fridge in the archives, a dozen people already beat you to that question! And synth parts are more of a durable silicon kind of substance, so it has flex and give.
ittychick 25th May 2014, 7:20 PM edit delete reply
Awesome page! BG and Sybel were quite the pair; I'm still deciding if that would be a ridiculously cool or tedious job, doing the physical gestures for another person. And it's a shame Vinnie couldn't afford a little video nookie with Galvin; that would have been sweet! Hopefully they'll get a chance to at least kiss some more when they see each other at Hot Legs. Hm, I wonder what their lunches are like at work now that they are a couple? You can do a lot of quickie nookie things in 24 seconds (isn't hat the "race period" for interaction? Or does touching of any kind automatically trigger charges?). Looking forward to the next update, but not to the following hiatus. D-: Necessary evil I guess, but now that I'm hooked, I'll gladly wait. :-D
Notos 25th May 2014, 8:43 PM edit delete reply
They work the same shift at HCC but certainly not in the same sector, as the City Core is way WAY too huge to run into each other without making an effort to do so, outside of the locker rooms at the end of the shift, which Vinnie would skip anyways in order to work overtime.

Physical contact is an instant trigger for charges, though something like a handshake is likely a 'freebie' like certain types or lengths of vocal interactions (check out the Chapter 1 supplement for more DLC info)
Finz_ 25th May 2014, 7:29 PM edit delete reply
What an entertaining page, nicely done! And Vinnie nails his cuteness role yet again xD Good luck on the last page, really looking forward to it.
Crispy Druid 25th May 2014, 7:30 PM edit delete reply
Every time I read a 'page', I finish by reaching over and hugging my Patner. For free!

Take that, Swaine Corp! =PP
Notos 25th May 2014, 8:48 PM edit delete reply
Sticking it to the man! that's also very sweet to hear!
Liska 25th May 2014, 7:47 PM edit delete reply
Okay, I admit it. I laughed at Big Gold and Sybel. HAhahahaaha!

With that said, no matter what happens I hope Vinnie and Fridge make songs that THEY love, not cave under the pressure and make what they think the crowd might love. Thats the #1 way for an artist to loose their creativity, and I speak from experience on that one!!
Notos 25th May 2014, 8:52 PM edit delete reply
Indeed, don't pander and don't censor yourself! We'll see where the music side-plot goes!
bobbyjoeguy 25th May 2014, 8:30 PM edit delete reply
*gasp* They said the "L" word! *squeeeee!* I've commented once before, but forgot to mention that Alex sent me from Young Protectors... I have to tell you, I'm really intrigued by the concept of this comic. The whole Daily Leisure Credit system is a nifty way of dealing with overpopulation in a city that seems very limited on space and resources. If you charge for sex, then fewer people will be able to afford to procreate. As "wrong" as it feels to me, morally, I can't help but see the logic in it.
Notos 26th May 2014, 1:33 AM edit delete reply
Indeed, an easy way to exploit people for money and regulate population at the same time.
wineflask 25th May 2014, 8:38 PM edit delete reply
Hi! Came here via YP, but I actually like your story much more because, well, it's the kind of SF I like to read. I like that the love story just happens as they both continue their lives, and your (and our) interest isn't focused one the couple but also on their friends, hobbies, and social situation.
I'll be a regular reader!
PS I'm usually too shy but since I had the impression you seem not to mind I'll point out that "recently" (5th click in first panel) has only one c.
PPS I love your characters, even the minor ones. Bonus points for the protagonist being short and chubby.
Notos 26th May 2014, 1:36 AM edit delete reply
Thanks for the comment and glad to have you aboard! Since you're a regular now you'll notice I tend to make a lot of spelling errors, and get folks correcting me. I certainly don't mind the corrections as long as you guys' don't mind the errors!
Feare909 25th May 2014, 8:41 PM edit delete reply
You misspelled 'Dirty' when Fridge said, "Home sweet home. Damp, Dark, and Drity."
Odditude 25th May 2014, 8:44 PM edit delete reply
I just wanna say how much I love this comic, especially the art style and visual tone. Loving all the neon!

I also love the world building in the story and the interesting side characters.

All in all this is a very special and good comic :)
Ovnuniarchos 25th May 2014, 8:49 PM edit delete reply
Big Gold gives me serious Mr. X (from Streets of Rage) vibes, for some reason.
Sofia 25th May 2014, 8:58 PM edit delete reply
I'm torn. I can't decide if Mr Gold is the coolest guy ever, or the douchiest. "Sybel, lower my sunglasses in a display of disbelief". That was awesome! (See what I mean?)

On another note, I hope the pressure won't get to them and they'll be able to come up with 2 good songs. I guess it can be different when you do something because you love it, not expecting something in return and when you see it as an assignment...

I liked the late night screen-call, it's obvious V and G and from two different worlds in more ways than one but V felt the need to share his fears and hopes with him, so that's a good thing, right?

Also, did anyone else notice these two said the L word? Have they said it before or did they just let is slip and haven't even realised yet?

Thanks for sharing, Notos!
Admiral Jane 25th May 2014, 9:11 PM edit delete reply
Admiral Jane
That was so sweet their "love yous"
Notos 26th May 2014, 1:38 AM edit delete reply
Hey thanks for commenting! It's indeed the first time the L word has been exchanged, hence the blush and triple-stutter rather than his usual double ; )
Sofia 26th May 2014, 10:53 AM edit delete reply
Ah yes. The stutter. :D
I should have connected the dots; but I'm so used to Vinnie stuttering by now, I don't even notice. :)
Admiral Jane 25th May 2014, 9:09 PM edit delete reply
Admiral Jane
This was so awesome. I laughed throughout the scenes with Big Gold. The lowering of the sunglasses was great!

Of course I'm biting my nails for Fridge and Vinnie. Talk about pressure (for you too!).

Loved this week's update! Thumbs up!
Notos 26th May 2014, 1:39 AM edit delete reply
Cheers, thanks and glad you liked it!
PunkTiger 25th May 2014, 9:54 PM edit delete reply
Heyas! I'm really sweating it out for Vinnie and Fridge. I hope they don't change up their hit-making formula. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

It's nice to see Galvin and Vinnie's relationship gaining more ground, as well. Makes my Sunday worth accessing the Internet. *grin*

Oh BTW, "recently" is misspelled in Big Gold's dialogue (it should have only one C).

Here's to hoping you can complete the final page in this chapter by next Sunday (if not, we'll understand).

Take care (from a long-time reader... I felt the need to mention that. *grin*)
Notos 26th May 2014, 1:41 AM edit delete reply
Hey Punk thanks for commenting! Someone beat you to the "recently" fix but thanks, still. It's gonna be a crunch but I'm confident I can finish it in time (rolls up sleeves).
fist bump 25th May 2014, 10:14 PM edit delete reply
i think the first thing i watched that was about a gay couple was gravitation... and while this is still really different from gravitation, that was the first thing that came into my mind as the musical project gained more weight. vinnie even has pink hair :D

anyways cool, i like sybel
Notos 26th May 2014, 1:42 AM edit delete reply
I don't really know much about it other than what the main characters looked like, I had 2 female friends in high school that were nuts about it.
Mani Skaldulfn 25th May 2014, 10:36 PM edit delete reply
I had to read BG's dialog in the voice of the guy from Korra.

"Sybel, do the thing."
fbeaver 25th May 2014, 11:36 PM edit delete reply
i always love the animated panels! And the cast just keeps getting better and better.
Pikinanou 26th May 2014, 12:28 AM edit delete reply
How much is Sybel paid for what she's doing? I wouldn't mind a job like that :P
Notos 26th May 2014, 1:43 AM edit delete reply
Probably far too much that anyone should be paid for doing her job.
Niggle 26th May 2014, 3:59 AM edit delete reply
That meeting was absolutely hilarious and I love the little blush at the end.

Random question because I can't quite remember right now, but is there any form of currency other than DLC?
Notos 26th May 2014, 11:59 AM edit delete reply
Not for interactions specifically, DLC is the dominating form of currency. 'Credits' is basically the new dollar, and you use credits to purchase DLC.
Niggle 30th May 2014, 4:16 AM edit delete reply
Well, I have the memory of a flea. I totally forgot about credits. Very silly. 8D
Jess 26th May 2014, 4:04 AM edit delete reply
That went surprisingly easier than i imagined. I have faith that fridge and Vinnie can make two more hits, yet some how i still have a iffy feeling about this. Should i? Lol! Maybe i'm just paranoid. I was laughing at the fact he was using Sybel as his hands, making her gesture and what not. Galvin is right this guy seems flakey but time will tell. I love that Galvin said i love you to end the call. Those little things show how their relationship is slowly progressing and getting deeper. In love with this series and i want everyone else to be too so i can talk about it! Good work! I do have a question though, seeing as im new here, how long do your hiatuses last? I know you need time to make them so you have stuff to post but i wanna know so i dont accidently forget about this comic in the time your not posting (trust me, its happened to me before lol). If you don't have a specific time frame just ignore me! I was merely curious. Thanks for the nitro update!!
Notos 26th May 2014, 12:02 PM edit delete reply
Hey thanks for commenting and glad you're enjoying it! Hiatuses last around 2 months (I've found if I 'catch up' for 8-10 weeks, I can put out weekly updates of new content for 10-12 weeks.) Also if you're new you'll find I still update each week during the hiatus with sketches, chapter production art and other goodies, I usually close the hiatus with a reader participation bit like Ask Papa, Ask Fridge etc. So you'll still have updates each week, I won't just 'leave' for months at a time ;)
Perry 26th May 2014, 4:16 AM edit delete reply
Mmmmmmmmm it went really well! That's awesome! The new characters were mm-mm good. Something about the thumbs up in particular really cracked me up.

Somethin' that's been floating around the edge of my head while reading this comic made itself really clear to me with this page. The way Galvin and Vinnie are going about this relationship is really different. I mean sure, that's obvious, but I realize that it's kind of been scaring me. Unlike Vinnie, Galvin's got no apparent problems with his looks or socializing, and it shows in how easy going he is with pretty much everything we've been privy to. Even though I don't really think it's true, coming from a more Vinnie perspective, it's easy to think that Galvin isn't as invested in this as Vinnie is.

So basically I'm p. sure Galvin's a stand up guy but as somebody who isn't confident in situations like this his attitude is comin off a little too nonchalant to be droppin the l-word. And I don't want Vinnie's heart to get stomped on. Even though I'm pretty sure it won't. Illogical.
Perry 26th May 2014, 4:37 AM edit delete reply
Weepwohp I forgot to mention that I feel bad that you have to work so hard to get the next page out! Thank you so much for makin this comic. Excited for the last page. It kinda relates to my comment when I say I find it hard to imagine Galvin NOT making a good impression. Soooo yes! Good luck and I hope you find time to sleep!
Notos 26th May 2014, 12:06 PM edit delete reply
Hey there, thanks for you comment! You're definitely right about Galvin and Vinnie being opposites, especially in the way Galvin socializes and views his personal image (he's certainly shameless) as far as if things will work out or not, keep reading I guess!
Andi Van 26th May 2014, 4:30 AM edit delete reply
I have to say, your comic is my current favorite. You have an awesome sense of humor, your characters are believable and loveable (Vinnie makes me just want to squeeze him, swear to god), and your developing plot line is incredibly engaging. The world you've developed is unique enough that it makes me wish I'd thought of it first so I could write stories based in it. -laughs- I've already gotten several friends hooked, and will continue to do so. Much love for what you're doing here.
Notos 26th May 2014, 12:07 PM edit delete reply
Hey Andi Van, glad to hear your enjoy it, and thanks for pointing it out to your friends too!
SilverLion80 26th May 2014, 5:27 AM edit delete reply
I have absolutely no idea what to think of BG and Sybel. BG seems over-the-top, and Sybel doesn't seem to have much of a personality (so far). I'm hoping that you get a chance to flesh them out a bit more in their next appearance. I know how hard it is for writers to get a chance to really bring secondary (or tertiary) characters to life without having them steal the show.
sirBloble 26th May 2014, 6:21 AM edit delete reply
OK so can I just say holy crap this is amazing. I just discovered this comic and I have been binge reading the whole night. Vinnie's character is perfect. I make electronic music and when he mentioned that I got so friggen happy. Your art style is amazing and the characters are amazing and you are amazing! Sorry for the wall of text but you just have know idea how happy this comic makes me! I am so glad you're writing this and I will be looking forward to future updates!
Notos 26th May 2014, 12:08 PM edit delete reply
Hey sirBlobe thanks for commenting, don't worry about any 'walls of text' (have you seen other comments here?) and appreciate and read every comment. Glad to have you along.
bronakopdin 26th May 2014, 10:30 AM edit delete reply
OMG I laughed so hard at this page xD

especially the glasses-disbelief one ^^

those two are hilarious and yet cool in a way!
since I only follow this recently, how long would you say on of those breaks of yours last approximately? weeks? months? just curious :D
thanks for the hard work ^^

Notos 26th May 2014, 12:12 PM edit delete reply
Hey thanks, glad you enjoyed it! The breaks last anywhere from 8-10 weeks (I generally lay out 2-months as a starting point) and then see how production goes during that time and either shorten or lengthen accordingly. I gave myself about 2 months and a few weeks last time and as able to make it through this entire chapter with no breaks.

As I've mentioned before I still update weekly with sketches and chapter production art (as well as schedule updates) so it'll still be worth it to peek in.
StevenW 26th May 2014, 4:01 PM edit delete reply
Beginning to think Fridge must have had a wealthy family or something. I mean, it was Vinnie who had to drop studying music for lack of funds; Fridge only stopped when he was sick. And he could afford to go full synth, with extras. Even in a future with socialised health care, he still must have had to pay for the bells and whistles.

Plus he manages to live on level 32 - Galena and Vinnie only live on 12 and 10 respectively. Even with two jobs, thats quite a 'class' distance, if levels are indicators.

But the main reason I think this: he is just such a wonderful chatter-box that I just can't see how he keeps on top of his DLC without a decent trust fund.
Notos 27th May 2014, 1:33 AM edit delete reply
It's true we don't know much about Fridge's life or family before his sickness, he may very well come from a rich family, or had his SBPR paid for by them. His Pawn shop could also be lucrative enough to support his social life.
ChristinaJ 26th May 2014, 9:50 PM edit delete reply
That guy was hilarious XD great page as always
Isis Marie 27th May 2014, 12:44 AM edit delete reply
"Put my sunglasses down as a sign of disbelief". Man, BG is a riot! I love him and Sybel, but I'm totally gonna shank them both if they screw over Vinnie and Fridge!!
Notos 27th May 2014, 1:38 AM edit delete reply
If you think you can take Sybel, she can probably kick some serious butt.
Isis Marie 27th May 2014, 12:47 AM edit delete reply
Isis Marie
Oh and great work as always, Notos! I love the dual screen action with Vinnie and Sweet Cheeks aka Galvin. That was awesome! Keep on keepin' on, dude!
Notos 27th May 2014, 1:35 AM edit delete reply
Thanks Isis glad you liked it. Funny pet name for Galvin too ;)
Mykle1616 27th May 2014, 12:56 AM edit delete reply
Wow, this just gets better :) Notos, I do have a question that may be suitable for an Ask So-And-So topic. How do I get hold of you to pass on my idea/ask my question?
Notos 27th May 2014, 1:36 AM edit delete reply
You can either contact me via email (in the About page) or save your question for when the actual segments comes up during the hiatus.
Stardust 27th May 2014, 3:09 AM edit delete reply
That was such an establishing character moment with those two. Loved the humorous tone of Big Gold and Sybel. Plus Galvin is going to hangout with Vinnie's gang, can't wait!

Seriously, those moments between the characters where they just chat and chill out a bit to me are the best in fiction, it makes you feel like you're kind of "part of the gang" and makes the connection between the reader and the story a little deeper.

(btw, how can i use an avatar here? should i create an account?)
Notos 27th May 2014, 12:38 PM edit delete reply
Glad you think so Stardust, hope that means I'm doing well with the character building! You can make an avatar if you register, yes. You can also subscribe to comics if you're a member too (its free)
Stardust 28th May 2014, 2:06 AM edit delete reply
Just registered, sweet! And yes, you're doing very well, i find nice that each character has a very particular way of speech, for example, one of many details.
Notos 28th May 2014, 12:18 PM edit delete reply
Cool, glad you picked up on that, I made it a point to give everybody a different way of talking. I think the only characters I haven't really done it for are Mackie and some of Galvin's friends. Also welcome to the site.
Kingsley Wolfe 27th May 2014, 4:07 AM edit delete reply
This may be one of my favourite pages so far. BG's attitude reminds me of some wierd combination of Bolin and Varrick from Legend of Korra, especially in the "Hey, do this to demonstrate what I am saying" way.

Can't wait to see where the final page of the chapter takes us.
The Pugpieper 27th May 2014, 10:57 PM edit delete reply
Okay, I'm not liking what I'm hearing about this Hiatus thing! I just found you and your taking time off! What am I going to do? I'm now hooked on this comic and I will have to wait how long? Each week waiting for a new page is an eternity for me....ugh...ugh.
Notos 28th May 2014, 12:20 PM edit delete reply
I hear you, I wish I could go without any breaks but it's a necessary evil. I draw the comic in the evenings when I'm off work and it takes a great deal of time to complete a page.
AD 28th May 2014, 1:52 AM edit delete reply
Aw, man every time I reread a new page I catch new details. The art continues to impress me every time, so much hard work goes into it, and it shows!
Sofia 28th May 2014, 9:11 AM edit delete reply
I love how the shadows in the room make Vinnie's hair look half-pink/half-purple. With some turquoise thrown in at the ends.
bigbigtruck 28th May 2014, 4:45 PM edit delete reply
Came back to catch up and it just keeps getting better! I gotta draw you some fan art soon :)
Notos 29th May 2014, 3:46 PM edit delete reply
If this is the bigbigtruck I think it is, I'd be very spoiled to get fanart from you!
BusterTayra 29th May 2014, 4:52 AM edit delete reply
I lost it at "Lower my glasses in a display of disbelief." I love him so hard now X3
Notos 29th May 2014, 3:47 PM edit delete reply
I really enjoyed writing him, though it makes me think how I'll manage to incorporate him into scenes where is ISN'T sitting behind a desk, would be interesting...
Nao 29th May 2014, 5:00 AM edit delete reply
I just found this and I'm so happy I did. I love the color, animation, story, and everything in-between. this is definitely in my top five.
Notos 29th May 2014, 3:47 PM edit delete reply
Nitro, welcome aboard glad to have ya!
nwbbb 29th May 2014, 5:02 AM edit delete reply
Brilliant comic. Art, character development, humour!! Surprised BG didn't coin "It takes DLC to Make DLC". Going to miss you when you go on hiatus, but as others have commented before don't push too hard and sacrifice your art for deadline. Rock 'em Vinnie.
Icegodes 30th May 2014, 6:12 AM edit delete reply
Finally was able to read this and i have to say seeing the prices for talking for less than half hour constantly during this comic. It seems like you would have to sell yourself to the devil to have a good social life from day to day.
toocoolforcapes 30th May 2014, 7:06 PM edit delete reply
Hello! Another reader from YJ and Alex here. I had a couple of questions about the world, I know that there will be a question section at the next break in the action, but I wanted to get the questions out of my head.

How does the DLC work if someone is trying to talk to you but you a). Don't want to talk to them. or b). Can't afford to talk. Can you just ignore the person, or do you have to walk away? Are they charged and you aren't?

What about accidental physical contact? i.e. You fall into someone, brush past someone? Or if you are trying to walk away from a person you don't want to spend DLC on and they grab your arm/wrist etc.

Lastly, do people who aren't organic anymore pay the same rates as people who are? Since Fridge has no skin and therefor doesn't have the same experience as skin, does his rate stay the same as someone who does?
Notos 31st May 2014, 1:56 PM edit delete reply
Hey, welcome aboard! The chapter 2 Supplement and Ask Fridge segment might help answer some of your questions but I'll try my best here too.
DLC tracking only kicks in after 20-25 seconds of conversation takes place, you'll notice a few times in the story the characters say "...before DLC kicks in", they'll say something quick like "Let's meet tomorrow." or something. So in the question about only 1 person talking, only that person will be charged and only if they go on for a certain length of time.
Same thing for physical contact, (I think the chapter 2 supplement mentions this, can't quite remember.) certain types of physical contact are "freebies" like handshakes, so accidental contact, brushing someone, bumping into someone would be free, it's only when we get into more lengthy, intimate contact when rates apply.
Synth body parts have the same sense of touch as organic skin, the Ask Fridge segment answers a lot of physical questions people were curious about (personal ones too!) so the same rates for people with synth upgrades apply.
Hope that helps!
Rex Ganymede (forever!) 14th Jan 2015, 5:23 AM edit delete reply


was vince doing a john leguizamo impersonation?
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