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Back and Catching Up! 09/29/2011

by Joe

Sorry I missed an update, folks! :D Ever have one of those days when you have so much to do that something absolutely has to be dropped? Yup, that’s what happened and, unfortunately, it was the scene that was dropped on Monday.

But, now I’m more comfortably catching up to my work and the scene is up! :D

Enjoy Scene 19 – “Storyteller”!

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Awesome stuff! Really worth the wait! :D

Riou on September 29, 2011 at 11:18 am

Aww yay I love stories within stories. I hope they do get back together because I want to know what happens to him. I’m pretty sure it’s one of those stories where he’s telling his life history lol. :)

Professor on September 29, 2011 at 11:20 am

I have a feeling Nathan might get along with that guy, maybe.

Jordan on September 29, 2011 at 12:38 pm

Well that’s just mean :P Get me interested, then take it away, you’re too good at cliffhangers

Xanag on September 29, 2011 at 12:48 pm

@joe that was my mane hahahaha

red ja on September 29, 2011 at 1:06 pm

Why dont you come back for some more testing Joe? I’ll even let you keep companion cube. Oh wait… No, I can’t do that. You euthanized him. Oh well, I guess that just leaves more cake for you. Portal II anyone?

GlaDoS on September 29, 2011 at 1:20 pm

Holy crap, I have a music theory teacher by the name of Aaron Medina. Tiny world.

ouba on September 29, 2011 at 1:46 pm

Wow. Annika’s turning out to have a worse attitude than Rusty.

LonePaladin on September 29, 2011 at 2:10 pm

Is it just me or is Nathan going to grow up to be an epic hero who always wears a bucket on his head. That would be awesome.

Matthew on September 29, 2011 at 4:41 pm

That’s a horrible story to tell to a kid! :O lol

Tara on September 29, 2011 at 7:06 pm

I’m liking this new character, I’ve sort of been hoping for a “regular” survivor hero. Y’know, someone who fights without any of that fancy armored skin, lycanthropy, or powered combat suits.

Aethrys on September 29, 2011 at 9:40 pm

I guess the uncle is Jared MEDINA and the kid is Aaron Medina. It’s pretty obvious.
However,Joe,don’t worry if you miss one update,you got a kid to take care of,and 1 episode each 2 days is enough,if one times it is 1 episode in 4 days,there’s nothing to worry about. :D

Happy Vampire on September 29, 2011 at 10:31 pm

You shouldn’t put too much strain on our account! Just do your best as always! As they say in negotiations: Quality is better than Quantity! And your quality is top notch!

NeoWarrior on September 29, 2011 at 10:59 pm

So who was Rusty then? An old hippo?
The only reason author Joe put Rusty, Annika and Nathan in was so that there were normal human heroes

Highcalibur10 on September 30, 2011 at 12:26 am

another side story :D

YoYoDude on September 30, 2011 at 12:56 am

So a nameless, faceless person comes to take their only defence away from them. Seriously? None of you guys are getting this?

bobsickle on September 30, 2011 at 1:02 am

Maybe we have far more immagination than you? I’m pretty sure the guy in dark hood is an Elder,maybe Dominik before he got zombified.

Happy Vampire on September 30, 2011 at 1:37 am

@Happy Vampire
I’m pretty sure he was talking about the soldier who we glimpsed at the end. Although, there’s nothing to say the guards outside the door aren’t still there, or that Aaron didn’t recognise the soldier.

Monkeys on September 30, 2011 at 5:49 am

That “I don’t bite” is a really bad joke after see a vampire, don’t you think?

Erik on September 30, 2011 at 7:45 am

y u no do filler sence on monday

aaron on September 30, 2011 at 7:53 am

also omg one of the people have my name

aaron on September 30, 2011 at 7:58 am

@Highcalibur: Rusty isn’t a hero, at all. He would feed Nathan to the zombies if he could save himself by doing so. Annika has thus far been a damsel in distress for the white knight bernie to come galloping in riding his steed to save. And Nathan hasn’t even spoken for like, 15 scenes, and is like, eight years old. Those are not heroes, those are survivors. While it is true that Jake and Terry could be called “regular heroes”, they don’t quite have the badassery I predict this new character will have, since he’s in a spec ops unit and judging from his story, managed to bust his way out of a blood farm.

Aethrys on September 30, 2011 at 9:20 am

Really? She can’t be dumb enough to just run out of the colony. Strength in numbers.

Also, the “I don’t bite” comment made me real frickin’ suspicious. I’m glad this guy hasn’t turned out to be bad yet.

Also, to the comment above mine, Rusty is an asshole, but he has his limits. He’s clearly become attached to Nathan, at least, and that’s most likely out of old-fashioned guilt. With a bit more character development, he could probably fit into the role of a straigh-up hero. Bernie, meanwhile, is clearly becoming a bit more desperate to live up to his father’s legacy. He’s a white knight, true, but he has a darker side to him as well, as evidenced by his behaviour at the blood-farm.

Pretty much every important character,save a few such as Joe and Cross, have extremely multi-faceted personalities that, for me, have helped rocket this webcomic into one of my most favorite that I read.

And, as to this new character, I’m seeing him start out as the “everyman hero” archetype. He has a major “regular guy” vibe to him. Though, with that scar, I’m also hoping that, at any moment, he might start talking to an invisible partner named “Zach”…

Locke on September 30, 2011 at 2:27 pm

But you have to be blind to not realise that Rusty is going to do something badass and save everyone soon. I honestly think that that tough exterior used to be real, but is now just a cover. A lot of his recent decisions have been to protect Annika and Nathan. If that isn’t a hero to you, you been watching too many superhero movies

Highcalibur10 on September 30, 2011 at 3:57 pm

i think the story is aboute bernie and jess just he has chanced the names

raikue on September 30, 2011 at 6:59 pm

I really like this scene. Annika is obviously scared and with good reason to, there’s no guarantee they’ll be safe there. Don’t hate her because she’s acting like every other scared survivor would do in a deadly situation. I like Aaron and is the first person to get a positive reaction out of Nathan. And gah, death to the guy who interrupted the story!

Yinello on October 1, 2011 at 3:17 am

Yes. I am posting with a smartphone… Why Joe doesn’t have one? Cheers with your kid!

Happy Vampire w/ Smartphone on October 1, 2011 at 5:28 am

@Highcalibur: When I think of heroes, I think of medal of honor recipients and firefighters. The overriding theme among them is that they put themselves at risk in order to help others. Rusty threw a damn grenade at a dozen people to save his own ass. Then he took all the money alotted to the three of them to go drinking. Rusty suddenly doing something heroic would be an epic face heel turn. I’m not blind, you’re just delusional.

Aethrys on October 1, 2011 at 2:18 pm

@Happy Vampire w/ Smartphone

..that isn’t me.. I do have a smartphone,but I didn’t type that.. bad copiers. >:U

Happy Vampire on October 4, 2011 at 2:17 am