Caught dreaming

Time to go back to the present! It was a rough ride but hopefully, you’ve enjoyed the experience~

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Those who pledge on Patreon get 2 more pages + HD versions (without speech bubbles too) + sketch! Yes, I added sketches! I think it’s pretty cool to see the rough version. I don’t really do thumbnails like most other comic artists, I put text on the page, figure out the panels in my head and then just sketch it all out. So I don’t have funky thumbnails with weird faces to show, sorry~

What else, it’s been a busy week for me and I feel like even the weekend was extremely short. My fiance just turned 31, we couldn’t go anywhere but I baked a cake and made Alexa sing him happy birthday lol We also watched Promare? And it was very over the top but also pretty entertaining? It’s a movie so if you have an evening to waste it’s a good way to do so.

I hope you’re all doing well… It’s crazy what’s happening around the world and every week I keep getting bad news, both related and unrelated to the virus. I’m sure you guys are stressed out and troubled by everything that’s going on as well. Please stay strong and healthy and remember that you don’t have to feel like you’re trapped just because you can’t leave the house. It’s a good moment to pick up a new hobby to keep yourself occupied, start learning how to play an instrument, read some good books or comics, maybe finally start doing yoga? I’m lucky enough to have been able to keep my job so my free time is still as limited as it was before but I just want people to know that keeping yourself busy is the number one way to stay sane when you suddenly find yourself having too much time on your hands.

So how are you doing? Feel free to complain or share your way of dealing with stress. And if you feel extra lonely you can always join Replay’s discord server and enjoy some company: https://discord.gg/ttgpurr

And finally, have some sketches! I’m thinking of starting a request-a-sketch pledge on Patreon and made those two drawings from random requests I got. I hoped to make more but this week has been pretty crazy. I also got a ton of fanart but didn’t manage to add it to the page, I’ll try to do that next weekend. Everything’s on Discord though so you can take a look at the fanart channel!

35 comments on “Caught dreaming”

  1. JW Reply

    Hmm, why is Kasper restraining Sofia. Has she been possessed or something. Inquiring minds want to know.
    Or maybe she was going to draw on their faces. Though that’;s something I’d more expect of Laura.

    • Refugnic Reply

      I was wondering the same thing.
      Though I’m guessing it’s a ‘Give the poor guy some space to breathe, girl!’ kind of restraint.

      Probably had to pull her off, as she was attempting to perform CPR on a breathing person. 😀

      Ada looks reeeeally annoyed though. 😀

  2. Refugnic Reply

    Hmm…I’m really intrigued, how these visions only ever seem to visit these two.

    I mean, considering how worried everyone else is about them, this is hardly an ‘everyday occurrence’ in their world.

    It’s almost as if all of these things have already happened before at some point…and that the visions are the echoes of a very powerful spell, which was cast once upon a time, when all was already lost…and transported these two to an earlier point in time, when the world was still…well ‘fine’ is a too strong word for the current state of things, but…at least it’s not a red desert as far as the eye can see yet.

    Unfortunately, the memories of this alternate timeline were lost in the transition…but come to visit as powerful visions, which render the recipient immobile temporarily. (Which makes trip to the outside world even more dangerous…imagine one of those echoes decides to stop by, while you’re all alone in the wild with nobody to protect you…)

    ‘Tis is my theory and thus far I have little reason to stray from it! 😀

  3. Alex Reply

    Okay, what just happened? I backtracked and the last time we saw them they were doing magic lessons. Did we time-skip to them taking a nap while simultaneously doing a flashback? Or did Filip do something to them by leaving the notes there?

    • NotImportant Reply

      Yeah, there was a time-skip in between. They have different clothes now~

      • Alex Reply

        Oh, right, this is a comic where characters actually change clothes. That is not a detail I am used to watching out for and it’s not even just a detail. XD
        Yup, change blindness is not just something Dan Shive made up for his transformation comic.

  4. Klorix Camp dweller Reply

    First questions that popped up in my mind were “Why are they lying there?” and “Did they fall unconscious? How, why?”

    Now I remember that they actually “freeze” when they have their visions…

  5. Ooorah Reply

    I really like the looks on Rob and Ada’s faces when they’re waking up. Their eyes look very dangerous. Almost look like “don’t get too close or they’ll shank you accidentally” level of dangerous. Makes sense, coming out of a vision like that.

    • Dragon Master Reply

      LOL yeah I agree Ada looks about ready to murderlate someone.
      Reminds me of something my uncle once said. He was a War Vet and had warned us not to touch him if he’s sleeping because he reacts badly, if we had to wake him there was a cane at the end of the bed to use to poke him awake.

  6. Crestlinger Reply

    So definitely a ‘wearing-hoodie’ trigger for Ada then. Interesting that its very similar to the one in her vision.

      • Alex Reply

        Okay, so you had Ada change her clothes by not changing her clothes. XD
        Looks like non-change-blindness is a thing, too. 😉

  7. Refugnic Reply

    Cause NI encouraged me to post it here as well. 🙂

    In mushroom’s shade, two friends, they lie.
    Captive of vision, a gruesome cry.
    Friends have gathered, worried well.
    What is the meaning, ’tis a spell?

    Yet wake they shall, return anew,
    Sophie my dear, please, take a clue.
    They are not dead, rejoice ye all,
    Now put her down, lest she makes you fall.

    A strange occurrence, once more befell,
    these two allies, their personal hell.
    Visions of future, visions of past.
    The dreariest pictures…but will they last?

  8. EnterTheNameHere Camp dweller Reply

    Ada’s hair is just breath taking…

    Is that the first time since they both had flashbacks at the same time?

    Happy birthday to your fiancé!
    I think I play The Sims and get one too… I’m not jealous…

    • EnterTheNameHere Camp dweller Reply

      That last line is supposed to be in extra small font size, but style don’t work…

    • NotImportant Reply

      Hahaha he says “thank you” 😀
      I’m actually a bit bitter about him being a fiance. We got engaged like 2.5 years ago.

  9. Regis Earsquake Reply

    I really liked the flashback and your art is breathtaking as Always.

    Just one little remark. I was kinda thinking about an Hollywood trope, that you always cut away from a scene when there isn’t really an explaination how characters get out of a dangerous situation. But I understand that beeing economical with your pages and just showing what you wanted to show us, is more important in this case than showing how the two of them made it out of that situation.

    • NotImportant Reply

      Thank you!! I’m glad you enjoy 😀

      I know, everyone was curious how they got away… In the text-story (because this comic is based on a book that I wrote in high school) a bit more is actually explained. They were already on the outskirts of the city, not in the center. They got away by entering a basement, waiting out the main commotion and killing whatever single demon managed to find them, and a couple of hours later getting out and getting picked up by a military vehicle. Nothing super exciting I suppose, they were very lucky. But again, it’s a story about survivors, not about all those who died. It’s not like you have a zero chance to survive in that kind of chaos.

      • EnterTheNameHere Camp dweller Reply

        Ummm (scratches head), is there any place having the book in stock? Asking for a friend…

        • NotImportant Reply

          No way! Nobody would have printed that hahah, you gotta wait for me to draw everything B) Also, Sofia, Nina and Stefen don’t even exist in the original story! Isn’t that sad.

          • JW

            I thinks it’s debatable what’s worse, not existing, or existing in a world where you’re likely to be eaten by demons.

            On the other hand more girls always make a story better. Well, almost always. Not if they just get eaten, obviously.

      • Regis Earsquake Reply

        @JW that kinda reminds me of a certain manga about orphans that had an anime adaption last year. (Even writing it’s name would be a spoiler, though)

        • JW Reply

          I think I know the one you mean, but I haven’t seen/read it. Is it a good story?

      • Refugnic Reply

        No publisher would ever print my books either.
        Not because I’m such a bad writer, but much rather, because I’m neither a genius writer, famous or rich.

        Thus is the world we live in.

        However, thanks to advances in technology, you can still get your book printed and sold, if you want to…quite easily too.

        For E-Commerce, I actually recommend the Kindle Direct Publishing, which allows all subscribers of Amazon Prime to read your book for free and you get paid by Amazon for every page they read, so everyone wins. 😀

        As for Printing on Demand, I can recommend the platform ‘www.lulu.com’, which was supposedly founded by the guy who wrote the book on Redhat Linux and was flabbergasted, how difficult it is to get their book to the people, unless you are already famous or rich.

        The prices are moderate (at least they used to be), the quality is quite acceptable.

        Though the last time I heard mention of the book, it was still in Polish, so unless that changed in the meantime, I’m afraid the sales numbers might not be what they could be. 😀

        • NotImportant Reply

          No, it didnt change and it’s so bad I can’t even read it xD I mean, it was a collaboration done in highschool, of course it’s bad. I could make something out of it but there seem to be no point if I’m already making it into a comic. I’d rather write something new.

          But if I ever decide to stop drawing this comic I’ll at least write down the story so that we all have some kind of closure haha~

          Thanks for listing the recommendations, I’m sure those will be helpful for more than just me 🙂 And don’t give up! It’s not true that only rich and famous write book. There are also those who persist. Even Sanderson got lucky only after his 6th book which he sent to an agent so it’s not an easy thing to do.

      • EnterTheNameHere Camp dweller Reply

        One day you will have a book. Even if 90% would be drawn(-;

  10. EnterTheNameHere Camp dweller Reply

    One day you will have a book. Even if 90% would be drawn(-;

  11. WitUnderPressure Camp dweller Reply

    “Wake up you lazy bones, there’s a lot of work to do.
    But the lazy bones said ‘not today; tomorrow, I’ll work for you.'”

  12. Dragon Master Reply

    Damn but Ada looks pissed and ready eviscerate someone to wear their guts as garters.

    Actually upon second thought, she doesn’t seem like a garter type of Gal, that’s too much work for something that she really isn’t planning on showing off to anyone.

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