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Respect Your Elders 02/22/2012

by Joe

So, two young Mormon fellows just stopped by, not 10 minutes go, and I feel I should write about it :D No, no, not about their beliefs! I fully respect whatever anyone believes in, whether it be a being in the clouds, several beings in the clouds, or nothing at all :D

I didn’t know that Mormons had titles! These two guys were in their early 20s and they were “Elders”. Haha, I thought it was neat :D “Hi, I’m Elder Joe.” Matter of fact, forget religious affiliations, I’m just gonna go by Elder Joe from now on :D

Enjoy Scene 17 – “The Rest of Aaron’s Tale, Part 1”! If you don’t remember the first part of Aaron’s story, watch that scene again here! :D

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cool story bro.. no really what happened next i cant wait!

earl pineda on February 22, 2012 at 8:57 pm

I like that Aaron dude.

Sam on February 22, 2012 at 9:16 pm

aw great the 2 biggest douches in the colony

Tom on February 22, 2012 at 9:37 pm

what a conicidend i just whatched a south park episode all about making fun of mormons

mrg on February 22, 2012 at 10:12 pm

“What happened to Uncle Jared?”
Choose from: killed, eaten or turned. Maybe all three, not in any particular order.

Aside: so Aaron had a strong mind as a child? Who is his sibling?

MrBester on February 22, 2012 at 11:36 pm

So 30 credits = best egg breakfast (for three?)
100 credits = name brand soda (with brand recipe presumably lost)
what other things do we know the cost of?

sh4d0wfl4re on February 22, 2012 at 11:47 pm

Joe… Maybe they meant their ranks are elder, kind of like priest, pope, general, commander, etc… It´s much more than just the name, but the meaning… If I recall, their term of Elder is similar to that of ¨illuminated¨ as in that they believe they can guide others down their paths. Kind of like a fatherly figure of sorts.
I may not fully abide you the tittle of Elder, as you accept others quite easily, while elders do not (neither elders of rank nor age so as to make myself clear)
Maybe a tittle that empathizes individuality rather than grouping would do you justice?

NeoWarrior on February 23, 2012 at 2:04 am

@ Neo I’ve met some Elders who are accepting of people, I find it is trickier to find ones that accept ideas. Or ones that are actually accepting, age seems to make one more rigid as does the role of Elder. Something about responsibility and maintaining stability.
@ Joe you are not set in your ways enough to be an Elder.

sh4d0wfl4re on February 23, 2012 at 2:34 am

@Joe I’m Mormon Joe, so I’ll help you out. Elder basically means religious teacher so it’s not a fancy rank or anything. More of a title for a calling than anything. They also sacrifice 2 years and a lot of money to preach what we believe without expecting anything in return. So please don’t give them a hard time about it….unless they deserve it. Then I won’t stand in the way. XD

Mykin on February 23, 2012 at 3:00 am

Wait… Isn’t Joe in Japan? What the heck are Mormons doing there? Isn’t the cultural difference huge enough for their religion to stand ground there?
That reminds me… I still want to see the Book of Mormons.

Dave on February 23, 2012 at 3:32 am

Before anyone says this.

Aaron got a scar on his face ( or so it seemed to me ). It’s very little. And as a child he was imprisoned in a blood farm.

Aaron could be an half vampire?

Happy Vampire on February 23, 2012 at 4:45 am

*throws monitor out the window*


X on February 23, 2012 at 6:38 am

@NeoWarrior & sh4d0wfl4re – Haha, yeah, I don’t think I could make it as a Mormon :D
@Mykin – Ah, cool! Thanks for commenting! No, the Elders were very kind and polite :D Though I may not believe what they believe, I fully respect their message and taking the time to share their beliefs with such conviction. I mean, who else would go door-to-door talking to strangers about their religious beliefs? That takes guts and I respect that! I could never do what Mormon Elders do :D
@Dave – Yeah, I don’t know how well they’re doing here :D The two guys that came to the door were Caucasian and from the States, so perhaps there is a cultural difference, but they spoke very good Japanese :D Jehova’s Witnesses also come to the door here every now and then!

Joe on February 23, 2012 at 7:45 am

I would love an RPG of New Hammerston where I’d work to earn credits (by killing zombies etc) and then going around buying shit just to see how much it is. xD /sogirllol

That said: poor Annika! I hope she won’t be afraid to go outside soon!

yinello on February 23, 2012 at 4:32 pm

@yinello you do know the pocalypse defense is basically like what your talking about

kingjd on February 24, 2012 at 1:38 am

@Dave – The LDS church has over 350 missions in 162 countries. Culture’s not really an issue. ;)

NinthTale on February 24, 2012 at 3:42 am

And the missionaries are also come from all around the world. I’m from the US, and I stayed stateside and was sent to Seattle. I have friends who were were sent to Japan, Brazil, Germany, Peru, Pennsylvania… And a female friend who’s going to Taiwan next month.

NinthTale on February 24, 2012 at 3:53 am

@ninth male by female friend i think you mean a girlfriend.if not then dont say female friend

kingjd on February 24, 2012 at 12:04 pm

@kingjd No, ‘female friend’ is used to specify that she’s NOT a girlfriend. However, in this case, it’s odd that NinthTale seems to think that he/she needs to specify ‘female friend’ to distinguish her from his ‘friends’, who are apparently all male.

Zach on February 24, 2012 at 1:25 pm

@zach we need a decteive then to solve the case of what ninth tale meant by female friend

kingjd on February 25, 2012 at 1:10 am

@everyone why is there such a huge conversation on this? =3

Brenkie on February 25, 2012 at 10:37 am

Annika still has a bloody shoulder lol.

ArkaniusXII on February 25, 2012 at 2:58 pm

@Brenkie They couldn’t find the Forum Street.

I checked. Aaron got a scar on the left cheek. And as a child,he was imprisoned in a blood farm. Plus,vampires wanted to turn him,and Uncle Jared has gone rambo against them. That means only one thing: http://www.dramabutton.com/

Happy Vampire on February 25, 2012 at 3:28 pm

Man I spent at least 2 days watching the entire thing from start to now. thanks to a friend linking me to it.

I gotta say man, huge props to you and your team. Now i gotta wonder. Has anyone done proper Justice with the battle suit characters? I mean real justice in terms of fanart? Cause if not you just caught the attention of a professional 3D Graphics Artist recovering from a slight art block. Soooo I might just keep myself busy with some 3d work thanks to your comic Joe.

Nanakisan on February 25, 2012 at 7:01 pm

@Nanakisan – Thanks for reading! :D I would LOVE to see 3D renditions of the battle suits! I used to dabble in 3D myself, but I soon settled in the 2D realm, where I am most comfortable :D Can’t wait to see what you come up with!

Joe on February 25, 2012 at 7:37 pm

@Joe is there anyway i could talk you into doing detail turn arounds of the suits? i could just go off of the sprite and character images used for when they talk but i fear i might get certain details off.

Nanakisan on February 26, 2012 at 5:05 am

@ kingjd and zach: Hahaha.. I only specified “female friend” to point out the fact that there are sister missionaries, too. :) It’s true, she’s not a girlfriend at all. Haha. That’s all I meant. ^^**

NinthTale on March 3, 2012 at 10:54 am

Hey, just found this awesome comic a few days ago and I love it! One problem tho, this one gets stuck on loading and won’t go anywhere, no matter how many times I reload it or how long I wait. Is it just me or is something wrong?

Mike on June 4, 2012 at 11:41 pm