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Notos 24th Aug 2014, 1:29 PM edit delete
Notos
Were you confused by the pastel, and lack of dayglow?
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Vincent 24th Aug 2014, 1:46 PM edit delete reply
Wow...
I really NEVER had thought that Galvin was actually like that...

Once again, you astound me, Notos.
Notos 24th Aug 2014, 10:59 PM edit delete reply
Notos
Haven't really explored any of Galvin's flaws until here, so guess it makes sense! Also thanks, glad you liked it.
Draginbeard 24th Aug 2014, 1:46 PM edit delete reply
Draginbeard
Im guessing this is a recurring dream. Tragic events can be haunting, day and night.
Notos 24th Aug 2014, 10:59 PM edit delete reply
Notos
Yes indeed it is.
MortarAndPistol 24th Aug 2014, 1:47 PM edit delete reply
Ooooooh. Dark. Something a bit "Dr. Who" about this page, but maybe that is just me.
Liska 24th Aug 2014, 1:49 PM edit delete reply
Awww, poor Galvin. Now we know a little bit more about what he's going through. I always say to people when they're surprised to see me hurting, that it's always the people that are the strongest- or put on the strongest face- that fall the hardest. Hopefully Vinnie will be there to catch him when he needs it :)
Jaheth 24th Aug 2014, 2:05 PM edit delete reply
So why does the rocket explode...?
Guest 24th Aug 2014, 2:23 PM edit delete reply
I'm guessing his dad was on the ship? Or in some other way caught in the blast.
Froggy711 24th Aug 2014, 3:31 PM edit delete reply
Froggy711
No, it wasn't that. He explains how his father died back in Chapter 3, Page 10.

This is... something new.
MortarAndPistol 24th Aug 2014, 4:48 PM edit delete reply
I'm pretty sure the rocket is a metaphor here. Galvin is dreaming. His father isn't actually there, and he doesn't have answers to his questions himself, therefore, his father can't just answer his questions and it solve everything. So, the dream always ends at the same point, he knows it will end at the same point, therefore the inevitability of that is depicted here as an oncoming wave from an explosion, while Galvin is sitting out in the wilderness, with no one to help him (which is how he feels).

At least, that is how I read it.
Notos 24th Aug 2014, 11:08 PM edit delete reply
Notos
Mortar's theory on it is very close to what I was trying to depict, and I'll say this now since I don't see this sequence as an integral part of the story that will unfold over time, but rather a representation of Galvin's feelings of loosing his father and living with a complete lack of closure.
chris-tar 24th Aug 2014, 2:35 PM edit delete reply
chris-tar
Haunting and touching at the same time.
Midnight Jake 24th Aug 2014, 2:37 PM edit delete reply
I take it you didn't read Chapter 3?

But the mysterious rocket and it's following explosion has me wondering, is this is any way related to the impact of the meteor? I'm speculating of course but what if the rocket contained a payload that was meant to destroy the rocket but after something terrible happened, it destroyed the city and then several days later, the meteor itself hit as well.

Gavin to me seems like a history buff-don't know if he ever mentioned that-so perhaps he's remembering this from a documentary or perhaps this is just a scene from one of those awful horror films he loves so much.

Either way, I'm somewhat enjoying the darker tone the comic is taking. Can't wait for next week
Grall 24th Aug 2014, 4:20 PM edit delete reply
Grall
I'm pretty sure the disaster that forced everyone underground was way before Galvin's time.
Notos 24th Aug 2014, 11:09 PM edit delete reply
Notos
Heh a really interesting theory Jake, though Grall is right here the meteor impact was well before any of the cast were born.
just_saying_hi 24th Aug 2014, 2:56 PM edit delete reply
I met my now-husband two months after his dad passed away - not in an accident, but after some years of increasing illness. For almost a year he talked to me of this man I had never known, alternating between past and present tense, as if he were still alive somewhere inside him.
Notos, I think you did a fantastic job graphically expressing a delicate psychological situation.
Notos 24th Aug 2014, 11:10 PM edit delete reply
Notos
Thanks for the lovely comment, and glad you enjoyed this page!
Niggle 24th Aug 2014, 3:11 PM edit delete reply
Way to make me cry. ;_;
Grall 24th Aug 2014, 4:22 PM edit delete reply
Grall
It's an absolute joy to be reading new content, Notos.
Thanks for the tears . . . jerk. ;]
Notos 24th Aug 2014, 11:10 PM edit delete reply
Notos
Thanks, its nice to be posting new content again too. Now the real crunch time begins.
Jestana 24th Aug 2014, 4:32 PM edit delete reply
Oh, Galvin. This was beautifully sad. I figured there was more than we'd seen so far. We usually only saw him with Vinnie or Mackie or others. I hope he lets Vinnie see this vulnerable, unsure side of him soon. It'll help him to know that Galvin struggles the same as him.
Notos 24th Aug 2014, 11:13 PM edit delete reply
Notos
Yeah around mid Chapter 3 I realized there wasn't much of a focus on Galvin yet, though that was partly to do with making him the 'unobtainable object of Vinnie's affection'. Time for some Galvin time, we don't actually see Vin for another couple of pages.
SilverLion80 24th Aug 2014, 4:50 PM edit delete reply
Ouch. It's amazing how it haunts him, but he won't let the tragedy define him. That says a lot about Gal. Keep surprising us.
josbell975 24th Aug 2014, 6:13 PM edit delete reply
josbell975
I want to comment, I do, but words fail me at this moment. This is one of your best. Thank you.
Notos 24th Aug 2014, 11:13 PM edit delete reply
Notos
Glad you like it, thanks for reading as always.
Invisiblebear 24th Aug 2014, 6:30 PM edit delete reply
*Wants to cuddle up behind him.*
bronakopdin 24th Aug 2014, 6:43 PM edit delete reply
bronakopdin
everyone's bearing ther package... I really feel Galvin for missing his dad :(
Christina 24th Aug 2014, 8:10 PM edit delete reply
Great page! Thanks as always :)
Notos 24th Aug 2014, 11:15 PM edit delete reply
Notos
Of course, thanks for reading.
ashrium 24th Aug 2014, 9:58 PM edit delete reply
ashrium
Oh this very intesting to see other side in Galvin's personality he is really an Angel, that tear on his face awwwn. Nice to get to know him more, excellent update sir. you are very talented telling a story, i'm sure many have missed buying time during this hiatus and you return in astonishing way.
Notos 24th Aug 2014, 11:15 PM edit delete reply
Notos
I missed posting 'new' stuff during the hiatus too, so its nice to be back. And thanks!
crowwinters 24th Aug 2014, 11:58 PM edit delete reply
crowwinters
Talk about coming back with a bang. I have this gut feeling this new chapter's gonna put me through the wringer emotionally.

I CAN'T WAIT :D
Notos 25th Aug 2014, 2:17 AM edit delete reply
Notos
Things will be a little bit more dramatic this chapter than others, but it'll still have it's fun bits too.
TheJeweledHorn 25th Aug 2014, 12:17 AM edit delete reply
Beautiful!!!
b3nc0 25th Aug 2014, 12:55 AM edit delete reply
b3nc0
This chapter intends to be ‘wunderbar’, doesn't it?
Don't know if it's only the lighting, but your art looks different (thinner/sketchyer lines?).
Anyway, it's splendid ^_^
Notos 25th Aug 2014, 2:21 AM edit delete reply
Notos
Well, the dream sequence is literally the first time the comic has used pastel tones, so maybe that's the difference? Regardless, thanks for the comment!
Icegodes 25th Aug 2014, 3:41 AM edit delete reply
I knew he had a soft spot but wow, i cried with him :(
Rauron 25th Aug 2014, 4:32 AM edit delete reply
Gorgeous stuff, as always, and you know I've been curious about Galvin's issues~
Finz_ 25th Aug 2014, 4:39 AM edit delete reply
Finz_
A very contemplative page, I can't help but be reminded of this masterpiece: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lu2mbk_L7-M

Thanks for the great post, I love it and we'll see you in a week ^^
Notos 25th Aug 2014, 12:31 PM edit delete reply
Notos
Glad you liked it, thanks for reading!
Admiral Jane 25th Aug 2014, 5:53 AM edit delete reply
Admiral Jane
*Sniff* I... *Sniff* I'm not crying! *Sniff*

My heart... Can I give Galvin a hug? He needs a hug!
Jordan Gray 6th Sep 2014, 10:12 PM edit delete reply
Jordan Gray
Yup, this was basically my reaction too. :'(
Bear 25th Aug 2014, 12:21 PM edit delete reply
Bear
Saw this pop up yesterday: no time to read then. Sus'd it as a dream sequence right away. Nice page. Great to be back on plot stuff !
Notos 25th Aug 2014, 12:34 PM edit delete reply
Notos
Yes glad to be back moving the plot forward again. And thanks!
AD 25th Aug 2014, 5:00 PM edit delete reply
What an amazing page. Beautiful.
Notos 26th Aug 2014, 1:28 AM edit delete reply
Notos
Thanks AD, glad you think so!
dougwarner59 25th Aug 2014, 9:33 PM edit delete reply
dougwarner59
man!! that was an excellent page. art, story, dialog...they were all perfect. Great job!
Notos 26th Aug 2014, 1:28 AM edit delete reply
Notos
Thanks for reading, as always Doug.
Isis Marie 25th Aug 2014, 11:05 PM edit delete reply
Isis Marie
This is just so beautifully touching. Nice insight into Galvin. What a wonderful way to begin. Thanks much, Notos. Awesome, as always. Looking anxiously forward to the rest of the new chapter.
Notos 26th Aug 2014, 1:29 AM edit delete reply
Notos
Thanks for stopping by, glad you enjoyed it.
James 26th Aug 2014, 5:08 AM edit delete reply
So exciting to see the return of "Buying Time"! What a beautiful and touching dream sequence.
Notos 27th Aug 2014, 2:22 AM edit delete reply
Notos
Thanks James, it was a challenging but rewarding page to work on, glad you liked it.
Stardust 26th Aug 2014, 11:34 PM edit delete reply
Stardust
Wonderful introduction both to the new chapter and to Galvin inner demons that you'll be exploring. Excited, as always good work here, Notos.
Notos 27th Aug 2014, 2:23 AM edit delete reply
Notos
Thanks! Looking forward to exposing more of his character.
josbell975 27th Aug 2014, 3:59 PM edit delete reply
josbell975
I look forward to seeing his exposure...wait, that came out wrong...or did it?
sirBloble 28th Aug 2014, 2:51 PM edit delete reply
Ohhh I'm so happy one of my favorite web-comics is back!! It's cool that we are getting to see some of Galvin's problems now.
Notos 30th Aug 2014, 2:00 PM edit delete reply
Notos
Thanks Bloble, it's nice to be back to regular updates too.
Drackir 30th Aug 2014, 1:36 PM edit delete reply
It is really good to be seeing more to Galvin other than just the confident sweetheart we've seen him as until now. Not that I didn't love the big guy! It just makes him more real.

Plus this touches me a bit on the personal side too. Very well done!
Notos 30th Aug 2014, 2:00 PM edit delete reply
Notos
Thanks a lot! Glad you enjoyed it Drackir.
Tamiel 30th Aug 2014, 9:49 PM edit delete reply
This is a really touching page. Obviously Galvin loves his dad and his dad loved him. I like that we get to see his uncertainty, since Galvin usually presents so confident. Internal struggle makes him more human and appealing.

On the art side--I like the softer colors. They provide a great contrast to the normal neon look and emphasize that this is something different/dream. I adore the rocket smoke trail. And you did a really nice job on the eye expressions--subtle, but effective. Thank you and keep up the amazing work and story!
Chris Dangerfield 1st Sep 2014, 6:23 PM edit delete reply
Chris Dangerfield
Awwwww welcome back... you made me cry. Nice work. Of course, I can't wait for more. Thanks!
Jordan Gray 6th Sep 2014, 10:03 PM edit delete reply
Jordan Gray
Wow, that really was a punch in the gut. I didn't realise the pain was so fresh for Gavin. :(
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