Hectic morning

I really like that page and I enjoyed working on it, even though it was super hard and time consuming. It would be a terrible shame to let you see only this much when all those panels work as a separate illustrations so I felt generous and updated the gallery~ Check it out! Their frightened faces are quite amusing ლ(o◡oლ)

And did you notice? We hit 200 likes on the Facebook Fanpage! I consider this an achievement! This cheerful Ada has been drawn this morning as a celebration picture~

Just some cheerful Ada

200 likes on Facebook Fanpage! Yay!


See you next week, when we continue with Filip & Nina’s morning adventures! I’ll probably update vote incentive sometime later so stay tuned. There’ll be a note on FB when that happens. Thanks for the votes in advance! \(-ㅂ-)/ ♥ ♥ ♥

Update: Fixed bugs in the text.

36 comments on “Hectic morning”

  1. Anonymous K Reply

    RIP in pieces background military people. Your deaths will not be in vain as you saved people with names and they will be the ones to carry your legacy.

  2. Refugnic Reply

    Alright, here’s your first update vote, another one following, when the VI updates 😛

    That ‘thank you picture’ is really cute. 🙂
    And you deserve every single one of them, in my opinion. 😉

    Now those first two panels feel awfully familiar…just where have I see them before? 😉

    The accurate timestamps made me smile, seeing how nobody in their right mind would know what time events like this would have transpired, even less to the second. 🙂

    Now I have to note something though and that’s the text.

    ‘I wake up to Nina and unidentified Raptor shouting at me.’
    I wouldn’t use ‘unidentified Raptor’, but much rather ‘a monster’ or ‘one of those monsters’. If you want to stick with the raptor, please add an ‘an’ before ‘unidentified’ to make the sentence complete. 🙂

    ‘Gentlemen in military uniforms…’ -> That could stand alone, though I think I’d like ‘Some gentlemen’ or maybe ‘a few soldiers’, but that’s of course for you to decide.

    ‘While that thing eats some of quite reliable soldiers’… -> Add a ‘the’ before the ‘quite’ and we’re good. 😉

    Okay, that’s what I found. I really like his fairly calm assessment of the situation, what with the ‘enjoy our morning jog’ and stuff.
    Really brings a smile to my face.

    So…after this page, I think it’s kinda apparent that Filip and Nina are an item, did I get that right? I’m really terrible with subcontext like that, but waking up half naked in the same tent kinda points in that general direction. 😛

    Just out of idle curiosity, have they been together before this whole mess started or did they only meet in that camp?
    I don’t think this information is critical for the plot, however it may prove to be interesting if/when I write their (completely made up) intro. 😛

    • NotImportant Reply

      I often put panels from future pages as vote incentives so I suppose that’s not a big surprise you’ve seen them before 😉
      Thanks for pointing out the errors, I fixed them, hopefully it reads better now.
      And about Filip and Nina – I am not disclosing anything more, even if you find it not crucial for the plot 😛 You will have to wait~

      • Refugnic Reply

        Yes it does. Thanks a bunch for that. 🙂
        Though I really wouldn’t call slight textual problems ‘bugs’.

        On that note, do you know, where the term ‘bug’ in computer programming comes from? 😉

        Meh…waiting may be good for the soul, but it’s terrible for the mind, especially if patience is not your strongest point. 😛

        • ChuckTheProphet Reply

          I know where it comes from (But you seem like you wanted to feel smart by saying it, so I won’t say it)! It’s weird how a random occurrence like that can just stick and become actual terminology, isn’t it?

          • NotImportant

            I believe it was used by engineers and scientists even before the month-incident, if this is what you guys see as a root of the ‘bug’ term.

          • Refugnic

            I’d like to say that I have no need to feel smart by quoting urban legends and the likes, but the ‘moth in the machine’ incident is most certainly the most famous (and entertaining) story involving the word.

            However, as was already stated, the term was used even before that, likely because of the similarity of software bugs to actual insects:

            They appear wherever and whenever they want, are next to impossible to predict, hurt when they sting and are usually so tiny that they are almost impossible to detect in a complex environment. It’s like finding the flower the bee is currently collecting from in a field of flowers. Plus, you’ll never know it’s even there…if it wasn’t for that whirring sound and the stinging pain if you cross it. 😉

            Besides, engineers, programmers and technical stuff in general tend to have a very…shall we say unique sense of humor, which ‘normal’ people have a hard time getting their heads around.

            For example the line ‘There are exactly 10 kinds of people in the world. Those who understand binary and those who don’t.’ might make a programmer smile.
            A regular person would likely just scratch their head and wait for the punch line.

            However yes, it is funny how random occurrences tend to stick around. Another good example is the infamous law of Murphy (‘If there is any two ways to go about something, with highest certainty someone may be found to consequently do it the wrong way’…or something :P), which also had been around far longer than said engineer.

            And, while I’m at dishing out smart quotes and stuff, here’s another one for all the programmers out there:
            ‘It wouldn’t be so hard to write a foolproof program, if the fools out there weren’t so damn resourceful!’

            In regards to this specific one I need to note that this is, by no means, an insult to the general populace, but yet another variation of Murphy’s law, which combines with the lack of foresight and imagination by the hand of the programmer. In a complex project, it would take a small army of testers to really find every single loophole in said project and by fixing these loopholes, other loopholes may well open up…it really is a neverending battle.

            Many software giants have declared their users as ‘testing agents’, which may not exactly be nice…but it most certainly is cost-effective. 😀

  3. Artredies Reply

    I like this guy; his inner monologue speaks in, what I consider to be, a hilarious manner.

  4. Tzaphqiel Reply

    Filip’s inner monologue reminds me of Max Cohen from Pi, although he never went to the second. Perhaps this additional accuracy Philip is afforded is related to his bio information (his “combat” portion specifically) in the characters page? (I’m aware that any answer would be spoiler-laden, so i can wait for it to come up in story if need be.)

  5. Zero Reply

    Decided to pop my head in here. Well, we learned about Filip, I guess we’ll learn about the other 3 in due time. In any event, this strip is pretty good. Nina’s reactions seem very natural, though, in panel 4 Filip looks like he’s yelling at her, and in panel 5 he looks like he’s gonna lunge after the demon. This is just my perspective though.

    • NotImportant Reply

      For Panel 4:
      Nina >> It’s going to eat us! We will die!
      Filip >> Shut up and run!
      Does that work? 😀 Unfortunately it’s hard to show this much without the dialogues and when characters are new. Maybe I should add them in small font, without bubbles… Hm hm… And in panel 5 I meant him to be in the middle of running and surprised only. Maybe perspective is making it look weird, sorry about that.
      Thanks for reading till now, I hope you’ll stick around!

  6. Zero Reply

    lol, of course I will! So far this is the web comic with the best graphic quality, and the most addicting storyline i’ve read yet.

    • Refugnic Reply

      Yeah, there’s something about this particular webcomic that’s different…but I really can’t put my finger on it. Though I think that NI’s interaction with the fanbase is an important part of it. She manages to give you this ‘equal footing’ feeling instead of the ‘I’m better than you, because I can draw’ feeling I get from many other sources and personally I appreciate that. 🙂

      • NotImportant Reply

        I have no idea why would I be a better person just because I waster my childhood on crayons instead of something else 😀 Thank you so much for the warm words ^▽^ ♡

        • Refugnic Reply

          How was that? ‘Youth is wasted on the young’. 😀

          Honestly, the many hours I’ve sunk into such stupid things…but looking back at it now, I think it was good that way.
          If not for my excessive (I’m not kidding here, I think I had my peak at sinking 50 hours into clearing FF X…in a single week that is) gaming, I never would’ve started to appreciate solid storytelling. I also wouldn’t have taken an as intense interest into the English language.

          Heck, I might not even have found my calling as a programmer if not for my affinity for computers and video games.
          I might not even have become a writer.

          Lots of mights, but we are who are because of the choices we made, so I don’t think any time wasted on improving something can be considered ‘wasted’ (though people are free to disagree).

          That aside, people who can draw well still have a bit of that ‘I am blessed with a gift, hence I am better than you’-air to them for me. I know it’s silly, but that’s just the way I feel when I look at a good artwork and think ‘I could never do something like that’.

          Well fact is, I can’t. Because I didn’t play with crayons and pens and paper when I was a child, because I wasn’t born with that talent, because I can’t seem to get my butt into gear and start learning, your pick. But I can do other things instead, things that artist can’t do (at the very least I sure hope so :P) so it’s all good.

          Oh and you’re welcome. 🙂

    • NotImportant Reply

      Ohkdjhskj hdfj aaaaa! I don’t agree with you at all but this is going to make me super happy for the rest of the week, thank you so much! (*°∀°) ♡

    • Refugnic Reply

      I know I’m nitpicking here, but there is no dialog on this page.

      It’s a monologue (as nobody’s answering) or much rather ‘narration’, but you’re right, the commentary is so bizarrely calm in contrast to the gruesome imagery, you can’t help but smile or plain out laugh at it. 🙂

  7. nidacat Reply

    i play d&d and this is makeing me think of the road thruogh the abiss.
    he he they nearly die like 100 times

    • NotImportant Reply

      Haha thanks! I’ll get better I hope, I am still struggling between “damn, I’ve got to move it, there is only one page per week, it will take AGES” and “this is too rushed, no one will understand a thing”, so yeah…

    • NotImportant Reply

      More often than now I post parts of future pages as vote incentives~

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