Comic 274 - Anything
26th Aug 2015, 9:14 PM in Sleep
Anything
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It's not over yet, but, yeah, sorry if you were hoping for kisses.
User comments:
Ghost (Guest) edit delete reply
ARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRGH!!!!!!!!
Sheela edit delete reply
Sheela
He he, the frustration runs deep with this one. :)
Phuji edit delete reply
Phuji
I think what we're really hoping for is to see this ship sail in any way we can.

No one wants to get their hopes up that these two will end up together, because they make such a cute couple, only to see them end up in the friend zone.
Ghost (Guest) edit delete reply
We're reading this because it has the potential to transcend 'webcomic' and be regarded instead as a work of literature. We're reading because the pacing is unlike anything else the web has spit out at us. We're reading because delayed gratification is so rare these days that, perversely, each delay seems instantly to gratify.

We're reading because we want these wonderful characters to hook up and fall in love and happily ever after and ARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRGH!

This makes Mo and Sidney look like Dan and Terry.

#obscureLGBTreferences
Phuji edit delete reply
Phuji
I can tell you stories about delayed gratification... I've had an account since March 2012 and reading for a couple months prior to that. Working my way through Never Mind the Gap and then Space Pulp one page at a time was excruciating...

It's now compounded with the fact that we've been waiting for these two to finally hook up the entire comic and it still hasn't happened.
Sheela edit delete reply
Sheela
274 pages, and still no action.

View is a master troll. :)
Susu (Guest) edit delete reply
Well I for one, am really enjoying their relationship. They're such great friends and they're so close and trusting of eachother, I'm happy to see them be really honest and happy to be together while Alis slowly seduces Sean, chapter by chapter.
DocMesa edit delete reply
She cannot be serious but she is probably asleep and looks adorable. ^_^
Bellar edit delete reply
Bellar
She's completely out of it. Even with scrubbers for oxygen, her brain still needs sleep.
cattservant edit delete reply
cattservant
out go the lights
Sheela edit delete reply
Sheela
In goes the teasing.
Shaylyn-KM edit delete reply
Shaylyn-KM
That is one cute sleepy expression in the last panel there <3
Sheela edit delete reply
Sheela
Indeed, no more hyperventilating.

Just some slow and soothing snores. :)
damastech (Guest) edit delete reply
I thought she only remembered to breathe on her back...
RandomTroll (Guest) edit delete reply
The ship is stranded in port because of a super low tide, and can't ship.

Damnit view.
Sheela edit delete reply
Sheela
Without a rudder and the engine is stalled.
RandomTroll (Guest) edit delete reply
And the crew is passed out drunk while the captain is on land without any legs.
Jst56strong edit delete reply
Jst56strong
>:|. FUCK VIEW COME ON!
Sheela edit delete reply
Sheela
No, no ... no fuck here.
No fuck, no fuck !

*sidles away like a crab*
Jst56strong edit delete reply
Jst56strong
*Clap.... Clap.....Clap*

Yes sheela, no fucks. T.T
Sheela edit delete reply
Sheela
No pinch.
Jst56strong edit delete reply
Jst56strong
But....But.... BUT LESBIAN OTP SHEELA!!!! It's my OTP!!! I need them to have sexy time and fall in love at this point or my inner nerd for goofy fucking love stories is gonna jump off an over dramatic bridge into a pile of pillows and cry.



....wow that go weird. Good thing I'm comfortable with my masculinity XD
Sheela edit delete reply
Sheela
.. you have a masculinity ?
What do you call him?
Lee M edit delete reply
Lee M
I know how Alis feels. I'm exhausted by all the suspense.
BigChonny edit delete reply
BigChonny
Sadly, i think, this is going to be as close as we get to cunnilingus for a while.
Sheela edit delete reply
Sheela
Muff diving at it's best. XD
Tacroy (Guest) edit delete reply
So given:

Alis's previous statement of "I'll tell your dad to make you sleep more",

the fact that she couldn't manage to stay awake for something that she's clearly been trying for to get for a while,

the fact that she's always up to her eyeballs in nanites,

and the fact that her mom is a doctor,

I'm going to wager that Alis's mom puts her and her nanites into "sleep mode" at certain periods of time, to enforce that she gets enough sleep. It might also explain some of Alis's control issues.
Ghost (Guest) edit delete reply
That's… really an interesting theory, actually. Part of what makes this so alluring is that we don't know where this is going at all, _beyond_ the obvious, but potentially less important, relationship stuff.
Bellar edit delete reply
Bellar
I'd wager against that, it isn't as though you normally asphyxiate yourself until you lose consciousness and fall asleep.
StEfZoR (Guest) edit delete reply
You don't know my life.
It's not a phase!
Pandariots edit delete reply
Pandariots
I'm hoping against hope that Alis wakes up with KISS makeup drawn on her and several things balanced on her head.

Never be the first one to pass out at the party, cupcake!
Dowel (Guest) edit delete reply
after nearly two years of quiet reading this time just I had to comment!
View, I love your work and how you developed over time. Not only as a drawer and artist but as an author and writer. You have an unique style of painting and the calm of slow storytelling.
But why commenting for the first time now at page #274? Because I just realised that I cried out the first time in years because of a comic. This situation, all the tension between Alis and Sean, resulted in a scream of frustration. Scrubdiving is a cliffhanger on daily basis.
view edit delete reply
view
Sorry, I didn't realize it'd affect people this annoyingly when I wrote it.
StEfZoR (Guest) edit delete reply
I'm impressed your first scream of frustration came only now. I've been screaming constantly for the last couple of comics :P
Dowel (Guest) edit delete reply
Don't get me wrong: I've rarely been so emotionally involved in a comic (or movie or series) than I am involved in Scrubdiving.
And while I screamed of frustration I'm totally excited for the next pages.
Reading your Story makes me feel joy, frustration, suspense. And in my opinion making people feel something defines a brilliant storyteller!
WhiteAier (Guest) edit delete reply
Am I the only one who does not see Alis and Sean getting together? I've never really gotten the impression that Sean is interested in Alis at all. Yes this could be played to ignorance. Since she didn't realize Alis' preferences until now in the comic. But she treats Alis as a child to take care of. Sean will rough house with her but sees it as being annoying to Alis. Being a child. Which she herself hates being.

Sean's whole problem is that she is trying to grow up too fast. She is overworking herself in all manners of her life. Pushing herself in physical and mental studies. Forcing herself to get certification and training as soon as possible. Which provided to be a hinderance when she just needs to retest in her new size group. Even at home she is a parent to her siblings and seemingly her father. Helping the siblings dress and get ready. While doing tasks her father failed at. As View has previously stated that this is Sean's story, I think that should be pointed out. To try and achieve her goals Sean is sacrificing her childhood and happiness.

That being said, yes I will not be surprised if Alis and Sean get together. But I think that will happen as an end goal. As Sean is, it will not happen. Maybe I'm reading the page wrong but look at her expression in the last panel. That is not the face of someone who is happy. Although Sean is interested in guys. She has pretty much stated she has no time for them. Which I think will transfer to Alis wanting a relationship. The over arcing story will be Alis teaching Sean how to live happily. That she can not be the best at everything. That B marks are okay if it means having one day to go to the beach with friends.

View isn't just writing a story on how long they can drag out the lesbian outcome. It's a story about how to truly grow up you need to know when you let go. That trying to hit all the markers will only make you miss the bigger picture. Call me a prod but it kind of makes me sad that all I've seen on the last few pages is lolol when will they bone? :/

Long run, you are doing amazing work View. Please do not stop anytime soon. Thank you for sharing your stories.
view edit delete reply
view
Well, thanks!
AMP (Guest) edit delete reply
^Thanks. All of my feels, but much MUCH more clearly articulated.
damstech (Guest) edit delete reply
Seems like the old "I cannot trust you to trust me because I have no trust in myself regarding the welfare and/or safety of others" accompanied by the "this person is exhausted and cannot be trusted to trust me" issues... including that the one that's seemed willfully ignorant finally gets it and gets teased and left with a defenseless participant...I have been wrong...