March 30th, 2015, 12:30 pm

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EmmaVieceli, March 30th, 2015, 10:48 am     Reply

eeee! Where to begin on the amazing comments from the last page? You guys - thank you ^___^ Malin and I felt envigorated after that page went up, thanks to you. x
(btw, I'm trying to comment @ people here, but it doesn't seem to be working. If anyone knows how I can do it, that would be great. I thought @ would do it.)

So - this is the penultimate page of issue three! YES! The week after next sees the start of issue four. So - how will this scene wind up, eh? Ian seems to have lost his temporary bubble of permission XD

@Joemon8: We see what you did there, indeed. *applause*, haha! And hooo boy, honesty has its pros and cons, I suppose. But Ian is slowly drowning in the amount of lies he's currently telling XD

@CatastropheJones: We already said on twitter, I know, but seriously - your comments. Phew! Amazing to read, and gratifying as well - you're making me feel secure that our intentions are coming through, and you're seeing so much that's not being said. hurray! ^_^ x

@Vanilla H: ahaha! We won't blame you at all. I think Ian's sorely needing a good hard slap XD

@annanndstann: Sorry! ^__^

@ann: Thank you SO MUCH! We're so glad you decided to comment. And we defintely agree that more people should be reading, haha! How to drag them in though? Hmmm. Meanwhile, we're over the moon at the people who are. Do keep spreading the word and we hope you enjoy how things play out. We wanted the characters to feel as real as possible, so yay! ^_^

@Shy Reader: Not so shy now and we love you for it! ^_^ Such a great comment and so perfect in its observation. Ian can't stop himself from lying...soon he'll forget which bits of his life are the truth. Both boys are in a tough place, but - at this stage anyways - we do get the sense that Cortland is more honest. Or, at least, he just keeps his life close to his chest...he specialises in secrets rather than lies. Ian? Oh, he's good at both :D

@AngryAngel: He does rather deserve it. What a way to kill the moment. >___< Oh, Ian! Thank you, as always! x

@Evanescent-Penumbra: Thank you so much ^_^ and hehe, yes! Tanner is the dorkest of the dorks, and Cortland is the stubbornist of the stubborns and they both need a good slap XD

Thanks again, everyone we love you. Just one more page of this issue to go! <3

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Alybee271@gmail.com, March 30th, 2015, 1:42 pm     Reply

He's not remembering those lips on his is he? :-}

EmmaVieceli, March 30th, 2015, 2:45 pm     Reply

@Alybee271@gmail.com: He's rememering something...ohohohoh...

CatastropheJones, March 30th, 2015, 3:26 pm     Reply

Not a lot, huh? So much anger, so much struggle here.

The way Cort lifts his fingers to his lips! Callback to PAGE 55 SECOND PANEL! Ohgod. When they finally do manage to hold on to one another without falling apart or exploding, it'll be so sweet, so blissfully satisfying.

I love the way when Ian has that moment, touching his own lips, he closes his eyes, as though he could get away from that moment, but when Cort touches his own lips, his eyes get even wider, and instead of looking away, he looks right at Ian, like he can't get enough.

Some might argue it's a simple nic fit, but then the focus would be the pack, or the ritual of lighting it, but aside from the setup of showing the cigarette being pulled out, there's nothing for it. We don't even have the flick of a lighter, or the first inhale -- just the exhale.

That carved-statue silhouette of perfect schoolboy.

I keep going back to stare at Ian's mouth. That exhale is so so SO captivating, and the way they fumble as they try to talk to one another -- heartwrenching.


nekojita (Guest), March 30th, 2015, 4:39 pm     Reply

Oooh, someone wouldn't happen to remember what happened back in the hospital room, would he? Ian and his cigarette breath...

And OMFG, one more page? So excited to see how this chapter wraps up.

Joemon8, March 30th, 2015, 5:47 pm     Reply

Ahhh, lovely as always! I think Cort and Ian are finally BREAKING down their walls for one another. Slowly but surely!

The_Time_Hunter, March 30th, 2015, 8:02 pm     Reply

UUUUUUHHHH just kiss him!!! You know you want to!!! XDDDDDDDDDD I love this comic. srsly.

BurstThrough, March 31st, 2015, 12:58 am     Reply

I really like Court this page,
admitting mjstakes and such,
though I think it's Tan that needs to take the first step as he liked Court first and kissing him on a drug induced coma doesn't count.
All he's doing is dilly-dallying waiting for Court to either lead or extend his hand for him to kiss and start foreplay moving up.

This is just a remark but it just feels that they're suited for each other based on their flaws(one scared of confrontation the other a fanatic for self-sufficiency) instead of their virtues(a guy that truly treasures those dear to him and a guy that tries his hardest to overcome difficulties).

Evanescent-Penumbra, March 31st, 2015, 4:14 pm     Reply

Your updates give me life, lmao!! You guys are doing such a fantastic job and I'm really excited to keep seeing you guys as authors/artists invested in the comic. Sometimes people lose interest and it's always hard realizing a comic you love isn't going to be finished....But back the comic!! I love the way you manage to collaborate and draw the emotions the words suggests. It's really hard to do, I've noticed.

AngryAngel, April 5th, 2015, 3:36 pm     Reply

Poop, what a week. But! It's almost Monday, and that excites me :)

These two. I found Ian's comment about his "friend" interesting. I wonder if Cort caught on to that? C'mon, dear, he isn't talking about Mike here. Also, as frustrated and cornered as Cort clearly is (rightfully) feeling, he's not running off. Being in such close quarters with Ian when he's already feeling weak and vulnerable has to show a bit of trust. Progress, maybe? :)

That look on his face when Ian lights his cigarette, though. I mean we know ginger was smoking prior to planting one on sleeping Cort, so... He definitely looks like he remembers, although maybe he isn't quite sure what... or whether he likes it. How do you even approach this, lol? Oh hey, did you make out with me while I was knocked out? NBD. XD

I love this more than you know :)

chaos-of-vinnie, May 13th, 2015, 3:20 pm     Reply

Lol Ian's so badass, smoking in a hospital toilet, that's like actual rule breaking XD
I really hope Cortland doesn't go to have another fight with Spence, regardless of his cheating ways, you can't win a fight against someone who doesn't have morals :/

Ninhursag, July 7th, 2015, 3:07 pm     Reply

Lol, he's remembering the scent of cigarettes on his lips. I thought he was awake when he was kissed so he could remember, but I guess he was too out of it. He remembered the scent though.

SavvyKittens, July 28th, 2015, 11:40 pm     Reply

He just gave himself away... oh my

IronDog, October 27th, 2016, 3:53 pm     Reply

His lips taste of smoke, don't they?