Comic 361 - Special Use Item
10th Apr 2016, 10:53 PM in Groundhog Week
Special Use Item
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view
Whew!
User comments:
Jst56strong edit delete reply
Jst56strong
Hitachi wands can fuck people up. You can permanently loose sensitivity if your play too rough with it or mess up your submarine.
Guest (Guest) edit delete reply
There's not really any way it can do permanent nerve damage, to my knowledge. Instead, people just become acclimated to how strong it is and other things feel less intense after using it for a while. It's sort of like how 60F feels bitterly cold in the autumn, but feels amazing in the spring.

If someone stops using it for a while, they'll get "de-acclimated" and it'll start feeling as intense again.
TDL edit delete reply
A cursory glance around the internet would seem to confirm what Guest is saying.

It has also made me appreciate how much thought/research View has put into said vibrators regarding how pleasure-sensitive types tend to use them without being overwhelmed. More kudos due!
Sheela edit delete reply
Sheela
I agree, I'm sure View has done intense research on both vibrators and submarines! :D
Bellar edit delete reply
Bellar
It does seem as though View puts a fair bit of "research" and research into aspects such as this, so as not to overlook anything.
Jst56strong edit delete reply
Jst56strong
!!!!NEW SHIP NAME IDEA FOR ALIS AND SEAN!!!!

Submarine and Destroyer. :D It's a naval joke.

Battleship and Submarine might work too.
TDL edit delete reply
>Destroyer and Submarine

I approve of this D/s.
Sheela edit delete reply
Sheela
Hah, that actually does work.
We've called it Domme // Submarine so far, but Destroyer // Submarine works nicely too. :)
JB (Guest) edit delete reply
I was thinking Destroyer/ P.T. Boat. She's just so much smaller than her!!! But Submarine works so well for her love of being underwater <3
Sheela edit delete reply
Sheela
Also because submarines are ususally underneath you, yet they can certainly set the pace if they want to.
TDL edit delete reply
Woo!

I really like Sean's expressions on this page, you know how to use her eyes (and hair) to express her mood, and both panels are delightful. The first has this nice sense of concern and (with the eyebrow) a faaaaint sense of questioning, as she processes Alis' reaction and inquires over it. It has a nice sense of comfort and not wanting to hurt Alis and I think it's very sweet and important to bring up, just to remind us all that Sean is still kind and a little wide-eyed about some of this stuff when it would just be easy for a reader to just assume 'oop, sexytimes have started, it'll just be toughness from here on out'.

Speaking of, I like the cold consideration of the last panel, which I don't doubt was brought on by the excellently framed panel before it, with Alis looking so small and so suddenly off-kilter and unconfident. The top-down view on her with Sean looming over her has a delightful effect of generating a 'helpless' vibe about her and I don't doubt that seeing it is what led to Sean's change of expression between the two panels, acting as a counterpoint to Alis' words which don't seem to be taken on as deeply as you would have previously thought from Sean's first expression.

It's great dialogue between the two here as well, you can feel Alis get more nervous as Sean slides it down (with some nice ab definition along the way) and her inquiries start making her intent clearer to Alis, who seemed a little more preoccupied last page with the idea of presentation. The 5th panel is also really nice both in how it shows how that presentation breaks, and how Alis is affected by it with how her leg-muscles have tensed and spasmed.

It's also interesting to see Alis out of her comfort-zone and requesting different service when all up 'til this point she's been rather confident with this sort of 'sexual' thing- perhaps having revelled in the fantasy of it all too much, beyond the reality of actual experience.

Despite this uncertainty though, you can tell that the previous few pages of 'prep' are still having an affect as she's not asking Sean to not use it with any confidence, that she's still leaving the choice up to Sean, showing the balance of power remains gifted over to her...perhaps another reason why Sean seems to slip back into the more clinical, domineering expression we've seen since declaring Alis her toy. This introduction of sharp, 'out of bounds' pleasure is to my mind potentially something that was symbolically lacking up to this point; a strong physical harness for Alis that Sean could use to reign her in a little more.

All in all, a great page. Should be interesting to see how Sean takes all this on board and what she does with the knowledge next!
view edit delete reply
view
Yup
WolfePaws edit delete reply
WolfePaws
I tend to think that this is a learning experience for Sean which suggests she's not an experienced Domme - and we already know that she's not experienced with pleasuring another female.

That's not a moment of 'out of bounds' pleasure - it's sudden for Alis and not pleasant. But she's waiting for Sean to learn.

It looks like a moment in which an inexperienced Domme has spanked a little too hard, and the sub is just on the edge between giving them another chance before she calls the safe word.
TDL edit delete reply
I'd say you're correct, sorry if it sounded like the bounding was a choice- to be clearer, it seems that it's possible to acclimatize to higher intensities from what I've read, but it appears Alis hasn't tried or wanted to, so her threshold of tolerance for it is still low and it would be bad to go over a certain level.

I'm not sure I would say it's entirely unpleasant for Alis just based on her verbal reaction- 'Ghhhh~' doesn't strike me as altogether pained, though a some is present- but definitely something she can't stand (literally) a lot of; too much at once and all that.

Sean isn't experienced as a Domme, but she is generally thoughtful...I wouldn't be surprised if she tries a thing or two different to get a satisfactory result for herself, but that's is still good for Alis.
Deamon edit delete reply
I gotta say, its starting to become a thing to look into the comments section to read your great analysis on each page.
TDL edit delete reply
I'd more credit View for giving us so much to admire, but thanks!
jamie59 edit delete reply
jamie59
Want to push on her boundaries you just found a way.
vixen (Guest) edit delete reply
Haha, poor Sean... she thought she was being all dommy and cute and Alis just about hit the floor! Love <3
Stormalong (Guest) edit delete reply
Speaking as a dom IRL, those big dewy puppy-dog eyes make me want Sean to just straight up destroy her.

I couldn't have hoped for a better resolution to this comic. ;_;
Miao edit delete reply
Miao
.....Resolution?

This isn't even close to resolution in the world of View. You think he'd leave the plot to dangle in the breeze? Not according to everything I've read of View's so far....

This isn't resolution. This is just a happy side trip.
TDL edit delete reply
I think he more meant that this is, perhaps, close to what their relationship dynamic will be like come the end of the strip; this is how it has 'resolved' out.

I still think there's going to be a lot of development, but I suppose it isn't wrong to say the basic groundwork is getting laid out now. They're starting to be a little more honest and beginning to get some experience.
cattservant edit delete reply
cattservant
Hands up!
The Paleontologist (Guest) edit delete reply
Towel? I sense a towel whipping incoming!
Sheela edit delete reply
Sheela
Maybe some towel bondage ?
TDL edit delete reply
Well, Alis *has* offered her hands up...
marmelmm edit delete reply
marmelmm
Love Sean's eyes in Panel 6! <3
Jst56strong edit delete reply
Jst56strong
View can you set up a merch shop?? I want to buy t shirts and junk with your style on it.
view edit delete reply
view
Wow, that's an idea I never thought of. What the hell would I put on a shirt?
TDL edit delete reply
Destroyers and Submarines.

....Hot Dogs?
Greebles (Guest) edit delete reply
I survived xvt and all I got was this lousy t shirt
Jst56strong edit delete reply
Jst56strong
View I can't tell if that was sarcasm but I am pretty sure it was.

No idea though, maybe the main character from any of your comics doing a cool action pose, A weapon from space pulp.....boobs? Its your game view, I just want to give you money and buy the things.
view edit delete reply
view
Small amounts of money just complicates things, especially if you're trying to stay pseudonymous... I don't really have any plans to start selling swag, sorry!
miles (Guest) edit delete reply
Poison Monkeys.
RandomTroll edit delete reply
RandomTroll
On low?

Subs don't get a choice, please.
Jst56strong edit delete reply
Jst56strong
Did you order the comments flame war? I think I might of messed up your order, let me go check with the chef....... no he said you ordered the comments flame war... hmmmm yup even on your order receipt it say in bold block letter "1x Comments Flame War for implying subs don't have a choice". I really do apologize sir but it is pretty clear that your did order the comments flame war.


Subs get a choice. Consent is not optional. Strong negative reactions especially between new play partners should be observed, noted, and acted upon.

So that was your order sir. Did you want a drink with that? Possibly a desert off our menu? We have really awesome chocolate cake :D
Sheela edit delete reply
Sheela
Maybe some fudge with cream and double fudge on the side ?
Jst56strong edit delete reply
Jst56strong
I apologize. It seems my manager has reminded me to go through the full dessert menu. Thank you Miss Sheela.

Today we have chocolate Submarines. It is a hoagie covered in powered sugar and cinnamon then friend and instead of meatballs we add 2 scoops of vanilla chocolate chip vanilla ice cream and add chocolate syrup on top.

Next we have Cheerfetti Pastry. IT is a combination of 2 types of custard served on a piece of vanilla cake with chili chocolate shavings to spice it up.

We also have the Space Pulp Sorbet. We take fresh orange juice and make our own sorbet then fold in kiwi slices and it is served on sliced star fruit.

Lastly we Mind the Fudge Gap. It is a large piece of chocolate cake drizzled with caramel and dark chocolate shavings with a fudge center.
Sheela edit delete reply
Sheela
ooOooohhhh ... *drools slightly*

:D
RandomTroll edit delete reply
RandomTroll
If we are going this route....

They don't have a safe word.
TeeKay edit delete reply
TeeKay
No they don't, but even though view certainly is aware of its importance, he might've written Alis and Sean to not be. They may be interested in something that is effectively BDSM without having actually researched best practices of it.

That said, I very much doubt that Sean would do anything that Alis would genuinely reject, even without an explicitly agreed upon safeword.

The fact that they don't have a safeword does not in any way remove the basic requirement of consent.
TDL edit delete reply
I don't think that's currently an issue. Alis said she'd just tell her if she did something she really didn't like, and a rote adherence to BDSM community practices probably wouldn't fit well into the narrative at the moment.
Miao edit delete reply
Miao
They do have a safe word.

Sean has been told repeatedly that if Alis doesn't like something, she'll tell Sean to stop.

Contrary to popular belief, Stop is a very effective safeword if you don't actually do roleplaying where 'stop doesn't mean stop'.
merlinnia edit delete reply
merlinnia
aaaand that's why it's also good on shoulders xD