May 4th, 2015, 3:03 pm

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EmmaVieceli, May 4th, 2015, 3:06 pm     Reply

Gosh, I'm so sorry we're late, guys! It's bank holiday Monday here in the UK and it totally threw me. Eek!
But here we go...
What a supportive, healthy friendship Ian clearly has with spencer, eh? 0_o

Sorry again, guys! Xx

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BurstThrough, May 4th, 2015, 4:05 pm     Reply

I don't get it..
Is this something british where it's embarrassing to be an athlete with upper body strength without major amount of pain(rugby)? and or a matter of pride if your natural constitution is skinny as fuck you can't earn your muscles?

Why is it embarrassing for him run?Lemme guess his brother was always better than him...
If that's so it's just childish cause he could have a good education and job making his mother(the only person he doesn't smugly bullshit so what she thinks matters quite a lot) proud as well as safe in her old age.

and Spencer I pity the girl YOU happen to be good fit with if such a bitch even exists...

MoonByte, May 4th, 2015, 4:19 pm     Reply

Ok, so this "friendship" is really confusing to me. They are yelling at each other, threatening each other...and then go back to buddy-bud mode and be like "So I talked to yo' mum and..." o_o

EmmaVieceli, May 4th, 2015, 4:42 pm     Reply

@MoonByte: well, Ian backed down in spence's eyes. There was a moment of dissent, but it fizzled, as far as spencer can see. A dig at Ian's dreams and a mockery of his relationship, and Spence feels back on top. This is definitely less of a friendship of choice and more of a 'well, we've known each other a long time', it seems. Ian's apparently been under Spence's thumb for a while; he knows the routine. :(

EmmaVieceli, May 4th, 2015, 4:47 pm     Reply

@BurstThrough: not really a British thing, I don't think? And not specific to the sport either...this is about knocking what Ian could be, and keeping him under the thumb. There was a school of thought when I was a teenager that being seen as having dreams or ambitions could be seen as nerdy or open to mockery...Ian clearly thinks so, as he's doing a lot to keep any true feeling of ambition he may feel firmly locked up around the likes of Spence. It keeps it safe in his mind, maybe? I get the feeling Spence himself doesn't really have much ambition beyond perhaps 'prove something to my dad'...and he's definitely not Likely to support or encourage someone he wants to basically be a yes-man. The whole thing is a form of subtle bullying :(

EmmaVieceli, May 4th, 2015, 4:48 pm     Reply

@BurstThrough: (you're onto something with the brother!) ^_^

smacfarland, May 4th, 2015, 7:24 pm     Reply

First of all its totally ok we're on your schedule because you're the one making the comic :D. I'll wait as long as neccessary, you the author always comes first. Second, Holy crap you're British and thats awesome! Third I hate Spencer sooooooo much. Awesome page and thanks for all the hard work!

MalinRyden, May 5th, 2015, 1:04 am     Reply

@MoonByte: Think of it as a relationship :). This is the part where they argue every day and get into fights, but then they remember why they ended up together in the first place and sticks it out yet another day

I think the main thing here is that everybody is growing up and changing. Neither Ian nor Spence are the same boys they were ten years ago, but they are still in the habit of hanging out, and making new friends that can put up with your bullshit is hard.

That being said, there is a lot of history there that we haven't shown... yet.

MalinRyden, May 5th, 2015, 1:07 am     Reply

@BurstThrough: Sometimes it is scary trying to make something of yourself because that implies change and effort. It is a lot easier to coast by and just never really try.

Also, Spence knows all his weak spots, and pulling his friends down to his own level seems to be his thing...

Joemon8, May 5th, 2015, 11:15 am     Reply

Ian is just all kinds of delightful <3 <3

CatastropheJones, May 6th, 2015, 12:02 pm     Reply

I hope
For my own satisfaction, that Spencer is the guy Ian kills.

I don't imagine it will be good for Ian, in the long run.

Also, Spencer looks older than Ian and Cortland. Significantly -- to me, at least.

Maybe being haunted by the ghost of your impressive older brother means you're likely to look for another older male from whom you could learn.

Love them both -- excited for more.

chaos-of-vinnie, May 13th, 2015, 4:22 pm     Reply

Lol she's being a good friend and being his beard XD