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Chapter 6 Page 3

June 9th, 2009, 7:21 pm

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Posted by Qwchestr

Man, I'm an updating MACHINE. :D

Thanks everyone for the comments and support!

You guys are AMAZING. <3 ;W;

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Posted by kiyomi

Julia looks cute. -·w·-

Posted at June 9th, 2009, 9:40 pm

Posted by Qwchestr

@kiyomi: thanks~! ;W; <3

Posted at June 9th, 2009, 10:01 pm

Posted by Mavi (Guest)

Zomg~ O_o;;;;
Took me long enough to get to the computer today! >_<; As for the update, I'm impressed over how quick you've gotten with them. :D

I agree with ya, Julia - I hope that Rick and Danny stay good friends as well. ^_^ She really seems like the considerate and insightful type - it's a nice change from the usual girls portrayed in BL manga. <3
Julia sounds like such a sweet girl...she looks especially adorable in the fourth panel. *Smiles fondly* I can see why Rick considers dating her. Seeing her all snuggled up to Rick makes me go "GFKA- D'AWWWW" over memories of how pleasant it is to intimate with someone you trust. Does that mean I'm too sappy as a person?!? XD

As for Rick's lil' thoughts towards Danny..."those glasses of his are so stupid that they're cute"; now, I can see what you meant yesterday about how Rick liked Danny with his glasses on too. :) *Laughs* Rick looks so cute being caught off-guard! Both of them look adorable when blushing... X3~ <3
Poor Rick - he has two people who are growing rather fond of him... normally, this would be a good thing; but, in the world of stories (especially romantic ones)...that cannot be a good sign! XD;;;;

Posted at June 9th, 2009, 11:32 pm

Posted by Qwchestr

@ Mavi: lol I even started inking the next page. XD But updates might slow again after that. O__O;;

Yaay, I'm glad she isn't like most BL girls ((Cause I usually hate how much of a villian they are -__-;; )) and I actually like Julia/Rick pairing~ ;W; <3
And oh, yes. She is much more insightful and aware than the other characters give her credit for. XD

Aww, I'm glad it makes sense now! :D
And lol yeah, the double fondness can be a very bad thing in stories. O___O;; But they are fun to write XD

Posted at June 9th, 2009, 11:39 pm

Posted by Mavi (Guest)

Whenever you manage to update will be easy for you - you got the script in your head, after all. ^_^ Besides, it's impressive how you juggle work and running several comics all at once! O_o;

And, like you - I find myself falling under the appeal of Julia/Rick because it seems like Julia would understand and not deny the many parts of Rick that he, himself, would miss. For some reason, I can imagine her being the type to wish Rick well in whatever he chose to do. Simply can't imagine her being one of those psycho girlfriends swearing bloody avengence if she felt wronged in any way. O_o;;;
Although I'm sure upon speaking all of this, some of the more extreme Rick/Danny fans would be holding wielding flaming pitchforks right about now. XD Not that I can't completely blame them, for I still love the potential for Rick/Danny as well.
Although I know real life isn't like this - I hope all the characters find some semblance of happiness to hold onto in whatever end you're planning. The ones I'm particularly worried about are Greg, Philip, and Danny. T_T;;;

Posted at June 9th, 2009, 11:48 pm

Posted by Qwchestr

Pffft. I don't have work right now. I actually just applied at Old Navy, but the other day a tornado came and destroyed the building I applied to. XDD ((It also took out half of my neighborhood. I got a pic of it on my phone LOL)) so yeah, No work for me.. So I can update a lot now :D ((And I'm not animating until this thursady.))

Oh gawd those pshyco girls are scary! XD
And yeah! OMG you are EXACTLY right about her after only 3 pages. O___O! She really does love Rick a whole lot, so she just wants him to be happy, even if it ends up not being with her.

LOL Pitchforks?! XDD Well, good thing then that I'm safe behind a screen LOL
I think actually, in the end the Johnathan/Greg fans will be the ones to kill me. XD;;;

Really? I thought it was kinda odd and a bit suprised when you said those three were the ones you were worried about. O___O! Why is it that you are worried about them?

Posted at June 9th, 2009, 11:59 pm

Posted by Mavi (Guest)

Reason why I worried about the the three boys previously mentioned:
1.) Philip Vs. Greg - one is bound to end up with Johnathan (in whatever odd form that takes ^^;)...unless we're talking a threesome (Me: O_O?!?). One is bound to lose and forced to seek solace in another form... T.T;;; Although I admit, Greg would probably take the loss better than Philip would (well, assuming Philip realizes what he's feeling is love [if it is] in the first place).
2.) With Danny - out of the two friends, Danny seems to be the one who is most in danger of denying his true feelings and living on with that mistake. And even if he knew, he doesn't seem as optimistic as Rick would be about giving the relationship a shot - shooting it off as "complicated" and giving up. Compared to Rick who is slowly getting "gut feelings" of something seeming off with his life choices; Danny still isn't not up for offering advice on what Rick should do with himself as far as the story's timeline is concerned. Maybe he doesn't know either, or maybe he doesn't feel it's right to make his friend's decisions. Either way, it seems like Rick the one who's always the one "giving" or "expressing" first while Danny is the one takes it all in, but with a nagging sense of uncertainity. Whether Danny takes the initiative with his own feelings...I wouldn't know. :(

Though, if my interpretations seemed skewed - I apologize, and appreciate the changes. And I'm glad to hear how I got Julia's characterization right - in a way, I like to retrace the creator's steps and see if I can understand people (even if they're only imaginary) on my own. One could say it's a skill I'm keen on keeping sharp.

And as for the oddly-fated tornado to end up destroying your choice of employment...I wonder if this is an omen to not work in the Old Navy industry? XD At least, you end up having a new funny story to tell others about your attempts on job hunting. I laughed when I read how that happened to you. While I do feel sorry for your neighborhood (I hope most of the people at least are okay >_<;;;), it's amazing how you're able to take these odd events in your life and turn them into something entertaining. XD

P.S: Johnathan/Greg fans be angry...? O_o;;; Oh my. Well, I'm sure you'll have err...reinforcements (in the form of Elderly Penguins and razor-sharp split ends) to protect you...? ^^;

Posted at June 10th, 2009, 12:18 am

Posted by Qwchestr

Abot the Greg vs. Philip: Ohhhh, I see what you mean now. XDD Well, I actually can't explain without spoilers, so I wont. But I guess I kinda feel like after the 5th chapter Philip kinda already lost and won at the same time. Like, Johnny seems to hate him, but then again Philip is the only one who saw Johnathan like that so far. So I dunno.. :/

And with Danny, I actually have a hard time portraying their relationship through this comic, cause it's just so.. I dunno. there is too much to it. I always thought of Danny as the type of person who looks at love in a down to earth sense and kind of always knowing his feelings toward Rick and just accepted it as something that won't happen, then ignores it hoping it will just go away with time. And I see Rick as the time who is just bumbling through love and doesn't really understand anything about it, and the idea of it confuses and scares him. Causing him to do and say stupid things a lot. XDD I think he does the "giving and expressing" cause he is unsure and is hoping Danny will fix everything in his head. ((I think on the last chapter he has the POV in he thinks something like "You are always the one who fixes the mistakes I make and stop me from making them. So if this marrige thing is a mistake, you will stop me, right?" ))

You are very sharp! It's amazing you were able to do that :D I like to do that too, so you arent alone. XDD Sometimes, characters are just so much fun to try and figure out. :D

LOL Wherever I go there seems to be destruction, and I somehow always come out of it untouched or unharmed. XD Like one time I was driving my 1987 Toyota Camry down the highway at night, right? and when I hit the break the car didnt stop and all of the emergancy light came on ((Meaning the car basically completely killed itself. It does that alot. D:)) and so I was like "OH CRAP" and had to hotwire my car to start it up while trying to steer it down the highway. There was smoke coming out of the engine and everything. XD I finally got it to stop and pulled over to the side of the road and when I closed my car door the handle fell off. XD I was just like "Uh..." Like, REALLY, that stuff isnt suppose to happen in real life. XD

Oh, and The amazing thing about the tornado is that it took out the neighborhood and not just old navy, but the entire outdoor mall! Like, the roofs collapsed and windows broke and cars turned upside down, and somehow there wasnt even one injury reported. O____O!! It was really amazing. I saw my friend that was in the mall at the time, and apparently they had to stay in a walk in freezer while the tornado hit. XDD Colorado is always prepared I guess. LOL

LOL I forgot about Elderly Penguin. XDD
What a sassy smart guy he was. LOL

Posted at June 10th, 2009, 12:42 am

Posted by Mavi (Guest)

Your life is one amazing story after another - or at least, you know how to see it that way versus the millions of others who don't. From the sounds of it, you're very good on thinking-on-the-spot when it comes to sudden surprises--the incident with the Toyota Camry would've freaked me out. O_O;;; Your poor, backstabbing car (T_T;) - I hope it's in better condition. And I know this sounds silly, but I always wondered how one hotwired a car - my older sister bragged about knowing how to, and knowing my younger sis...she probably does too. ^^; My older sis refuses to tell me in thinking "you'll abuse it" when I wasn't even the kid who caused trouble as a teenager. <_<;
And yeah - incidents that "aren't suppose to happen in real life" happens all the time. Some people (like you, it seems) just encounter the wierd side of life on constant repeat; it's almost like you're trapped in the Twilight Zone. Only, unlike the usual horror story - you're out unscathed. :DDDD As for the whole "had to stay in a walk in freezer"; the normal listener would go "WTF?!?". XD Yet, as a kid while being in my Dad's ol' convenience store - I often went in the back to cooler where all the beers were kept. It was so nice being in there, especially when the summers were blisteringly hot (and the air conditioner was broken of all days). X_x;;

As for Danny and Rick, thanks for telling me more about their relationship - especially the part of how you see Rick as someone "who is just bumbling through love." In a way, I consider that ironic because one would think years of dating experience (and a fiance to boot) would help an adult like him to figure it out at last. Then again, there's actual adults I know who still stumble through it like awkward teenagers. XD
For Danny, if one is to follow what I say about them complimenting one another - I should've remembered how compared to Rick's idealism about love (particularly in his scripts), there's Danny to be more down-to-earth about it. It's a shame though, because in a way I'm like Rick in the sense that "If there's a will, there's a way"; or at least, one should at least try before signing it off as impossible.
One of the things I do like to point out is how I loved Rick's lines when he and Danny were in the bed. Their expressions and the hand reaching out were too perfect... it really made me sad, because the line just sounded too familar in the sense that, "Hey, that could've been me." :( *Hugs Rick*

P.S: Philip "won and lost" at the same time, eh? Agh...there's so many sad cases of 'hit and misses' in this comic. T_T Just because they're comic characters, doesn't mean they exempt from typical human follies, eh? ^^; We'll just have to see how each individual personality tackles that problem. Though I admit, it WOULD be fun to write and draw out~ (*Laughs* Sorry, cast members)!

Posted at June 10th, 2009, 1:01 am

Posted by Qwchestr

Lol naaah, I'm not so good with on-the-spot situations, I actually kind of expected it, After all my Car is old and irregular. *pours prune juce into it's gas tank* XDD Aww! Lol, actually like I said I kinda expected it ((cause crazy stuff happens WAY too often to me for me not to prepare for the worst LOL)) So I got my dad's friend who is a machanic to make a weird button that opens by the steering wheel for me. All I have to do it inset two wires and keep turning the egnition on until it starts up again. XD

Yeah, I think im one of those ppl caught in the Twighlight zone. Cause when I tell stories about my life people are like "Uhh..what?." O___O;; and LOL that does sound nice! Too bad here our summers are rainy. D:

LOL As for Rick, I think he is still a kid when it comes to love, he just is so confused that he can't learn how to deal with it like an adult. XDD And yes, definatly. He does have that "If there is a will, there is a way" attitude. :D Though sometimes it gets him into deeper confusion and trouble than he was in before when he acts upon that attitude. XDD

And I'm glad you liked that scene! I really liked it too. ;W; If only Danny knew what Rick was doing there. XDD ((I can barely remeber anymore whats happened so far LOL)) I remember Danny got pissed at him at some point XDD;; *remembers stupid things*

EDIT: LOL I loved the comment about there is a lot of "Hit and miss" in this comic. Cause I often get a lot of comments that are like "Wait, why havent they got together yet?!" Especially after the Greg/Johnny kiss, people were expecting something they never got. I almost feel guily. Almost. XD

Posted at June 10th, 2009, 1:13 am

Posted by Qwchestr

I should! :D But every time I try to go back and read it I'm like "Oh gawd, this is SOO bad. XDD" and I had that plot hole problem with Philip's chapter! Sinse his chapter was the only one I didnt completely plan out. ((I'm still not sure if I like it.. D: ))

Oh really? You were a shaky driver? Thats interesting, I know a lot of people who are like that. For me, I got behind the wheel with a "I have no idea what I'm doing, but sitting here isnt going to teach me anything, right?" And then the passanger would be the shaky one. XD I ran over one of those island things in the middle of a parking lot once oin my old car and the back wheel fell off. I just heard the metal screeching against the ground and my dad like "GODDAMMIT WOMAN!", and then when I looked back some random dude was chasing my rolling/missing wheel across the parking lot. LOL Oh, good times, good times. XDD It's amazing, sinse I usually only drive on highways, the only accidents I ever had were in parking lots. XD
And a motercycle?! I get SO nervous when I see people riding them. I'm always afraid I will become witness to a horrible crash of them D: ((I once got cut off by a car and was "Hey..That was mean." but it turned out to be a lucky break for me cause the back end of a semi truck crashed into it right after, If he didn't cut me off it wouldv'e been me, O___O;; ))

Lol well, in the comic Greg, Stacy, and Johnathan take the bus. Danny drives a really nice black car ((He has lots of money cause he also directs featured films on top of Rick's show)) And Rick "Borrows" Danny's car a lot though. So sometimes Danny takes the bus too. XD
Elderly pengiun uh...flies to work? somehow/ O____O;;;

EDIT: I somehow missed that last part you said before I posted but now the comment is I dunno. XD;;

Posted at June 10th, 2009, 1:51 am

Posted by Mavi (Guest)

Quick Edit:
My computer just absolutely killed the comment I had earlier. ; _ ;
Oh well. T_T
Sorry if you saw it earlier to only go -- WAH?!? What happened?!?

Another Quick Edit Before Resuming Reading your Comment (T_T;): Don't worry about the last part - you answered the general last part about the transport from the looks of it. ^^ *Resumes reading*

Posted at June 10th, 2009, 1:53 am

Posted by Qwchestr

Oh, I thought the last part had something to do with Rick. XDD And it's ok, I got to see most of the comment. :D

Posted at June 10th, 2009, 1:58 am

Posted by Mavi (Guest)

Thankfully for me - my incidents of driving haven't been too "costly" for my father.
...Err, "yet" to just be on the safe side. <_<;
The only oddity when it comes to driving for me if that I keep switching cars. It's all because the adults in my life always 'switch' mysteriously because they're either teaching me the WRONG way to drive, too busy, or planning on it's all confusing. @_@ As a result, it's hard to get used to general "space" of each car because I keep getting drastically different ones - from a lumpy SUV (with a large center of gravity), to a long-ended truck that I accidentally keep hitting the curve with each time I think I'm far away enough, to your small, puny car, to ones without power steering... -_-;;;
I love driving, it's just the general lack of regularity my lessons take that leaves me wondering what the heck I'm doing at times. @_@;;; Apparently, the first guy who instructed me was actually a "total idiot" as my bluntly second instructor put it when I told him what the first guy told me about driving. ^^; So much for practicing, eh?

Oh! I just rememebered what the last part of my earlier comment was about! *Lightbulb moment* I was saying how it was pity that there couldn't be some alternate universe to see how Danny would've reacted to the "Bed Scene" and the "Couch Scene" for what Rick was practically violated every personal space protocol in his desire for cuddliness and the "Kiss-That-Never-Existed." XD If only Danny turned or opened his eyes at the right moment... *Laughs* Poor Rick, if he was caught...! XD

Posted at June 10th, 2009, 2:03 am

Posted by Mavi (Guest)

P.S: As for the worry about "plot holes" - opposed to scrapping the whole thing (which would be a shame in my opinion), there's always the more fanservicy-way of simply explaining it in another chapter or something. Makes the story lasts longer for the readers, after all.
Though I do wonder...what did you mean about the "plot hole" in Philip's chapter. I'm afraid I missed it - because I thought that another chapter based on Johnathan's and Philip's point of view could've explained the gap between him and Johnathan's motives for taking up acting with the occasional flashback or something...?

Posted at June 10th, 2009, 2:08 am

Posted by Qwchestr

Awww, Lol that sounds like a lot of work to learn how to drive! I got my permet when I was 18 ((And my licence 2 days after)) so for me it was pretty much "Get in the car and teach yourself" XDD

Oh gosh, Rick doesn't know how lucky he is in those moments. XDD Rick needs to be more careful. lol I remeber the couch scene! XD Everyone was like "Is it kissy time for Rick?!" <3 But then they were dissapointed. XD Rick just isn't the type of guy to kiss someone ((Even if they supposedly "Owe" them)) when they are asleep. O___O;;
And for sure, he violates so many boundries so often, that I'm sure Danny, after 13 years, just thinks of it as "Thats just how Rick acts" and doesn't suspect anything. ((I think in one part Danny woke up with Rick on top of him sleeping before? XD I'm sure that situation happens often,)) So..yeah. I'm sure in some cases Danny gets confused but he is just so use to it that he ignores Rick's clumsy come-ons XDD LOL

EDIT: As for Philip's chapter, I mean cause Philip DOES show up later, but he barely says anything. So for Philip, he NEVER gets to know what exactly happened in their exchange in chapter 5. But you do get SOME insight on what happened in Johnathan's case. But I'm sure some of the readers will feel the same as Philip by the time this is all over, left in the dark. Cause I explain it, but it's not entirely clear, cause you know. It's JOHNATHAN telling the story. LOL. XDD;; ((Though it's not that I accidentally made it that way. I kind of like keeping Johnathan as a confusing character to see.))

BTW, I'm totally almost done with the next page. XD I will be posting soon :D

Posted at June 10th, 2009, 2:15 am

Posted by Mavi (Guest)

Haha, guess Rick IS a man of honor - for not "stealing" a kiss like that from Danny~ <3 Yay, for him! ^)^
If he did, methinks Danny would have a faint "dream" of the sensation (knowing Rick's luck). Upon mentioning it the next morning, a flustered Rick would deny it like hell; or, end up playing it off while sheepishly-blushingly looking off to the side - "OH RLY?!? Haha...LAWR. ^^;;; Hey, you notice that penguin flying outside our window-blahblahMUSTAVOIDSUBJECTblahblah." be honest though, I wouldn't know if Rick would also be straight-up about kissing instead. Sounds like another reasonable possibility (any ideas?). Like I said, Rick's a tough guy to figure out sometimes. :D

As for Rick's "clumsy come-ons," while adorable on principle, it also leaves me facepalming and internally wailing, "WAHHH, YOU POOR, POOR, MAN!" T__T *Tears of blood*
Rick's the epitome of why "friendships-->relationships" can be so difficult. T_T; Must admit, it's neat how Danny's grown so comfortable(?) with Rick's presence, even if he's lying on TOP of him. XD *Laughs*
Man, not sure what's your time period's like (...should've paid more attention to the world clock in class) - but I promised myself I would wake up earlier today. T_T; So, sorry to cut things short, Q. >_<; Still wanna read your comments first though, so err... write away? ^^~<3

Posted at June 10th, 2009, 2:28 am

Posted by Mavi (Guest)

As Reponse to the EDIT:
Haha, keeping Johnathan as a mystery man can be classified as Class C torture for readers as dedicated as I~ XD
Nonetheless, this'll add more spice to the story, no? :D Tho' I admit, poor Philip is now in the reader's shoes because he's now as lost as the rest of us when it comes to seeing the true character of Johnathan. Poor kiddo. *Ruffles hair*

Posted at June 10th, 2009, 2:31 am

Posted by Qwchestr

LOL you got Rick down SO well! XDD He SO would do that, and know while he's doing it that Danny can see right through him! ((Maybe thats the real reason he didnt steal the kiss, to avoid that situation. LOL so much for honor. XDD))
"Strait up" about kissing? You mean, like just kiss him on whim? I don't think so, at least not in their current ((Their 30's years)) situation. I think at this point Rick is just trapped in the routine that they have. I think he wants Danny to take the initutive, but knows it's not gunna happen in their regular lives.

Awww, well I'm glad that it's no all "fun and giggles" when it comes to Rick's flirting. XD The guy does try really hard to figure things out, but just can't. AND TOTALLY! I don't knw why I always see freinds in comics become lovers so easily. D:

Aww, lol. Well I'm posting the next page now. But I hope you have a good sleep. The update will be here for you in the morning. XD <3

EDIT: Lol spice indeed. Or maybe it's just lazyness. Cause I just can't completely figure out whats up with the guy myself. XDD;;

Posted at June 10th, 2009, 2:37 am

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