Comic 475 - Tattoo
11th Apr 2017, 3:01 AM in Perchance
Tattoo
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mosske edit delete reply
mosske
YES

YES YES YES

SHE'S ALIVE

(long time lurker first time commenter hello)
view edit delete reply
view
Hi!
Sheela edit delete reply
Sheela
Welcome to the comment section.
And don't worry, we don't bite. :)
sigpig edit delete reply
sigpig
Be careful of your shoes - Sheela likes to nibble on them...
Miao edit delete reply
Miao
You lie.

You lie like a dog.

I totally bite.
Sheela edit delete reply
Sheela
Yes ... yes I do !

Dammit guys, you were not supposed to call my bluff, I almost got my teeth into him 'n' everything !
Matt (Guest) edit delete reply
Woo Hoo! Was very concerned.
Lee M edit delete reply
Lee M
I was cautiously optimistic. (Faints from relief.)
Greeb edit delete reply
Greeb
They can rebuild her. They can make her stronger. Faster. Colorful, even!
view edit delete reply
view
Originally she had painted nails but everything felt so pink.
Sheela edit delete reply
Sheela
Well, I have to say, the comic looks good in full color. :)

And she's back to running around again, good times.
Zaranthan (Guest) edit delete reply
You know they make nail polish in colors other than pink, right? All the pink things could be less pink if you need less pink.

Personally, I need more pink, but I don't know if she does.
Reathyr (Guest) edit delete reply
You know, call me weird, but I think like neon green or lime green nails would have fit, they'd be nice, bright, and loud (like Alis) and for some reason they tend to go well with pink.
view edit delete reply
view
Yeah, that might have been bright!
Shaylyn-KM edit delete reply
Shaylyn-KM
Oh my gooooooooood!
She looks so grown up and healthy!
Day made asdfghjkl
And Sean gets to go to space everything is perfect
view edit delete reply
view
She is a sacchrine girl.
Sheela edit delete reply
Sheela
A pretty *and* saccharine girl!

Well, pretty apart from the scar.
But heck, that's a mark of honor to the doctors. :)
Shaylyn-KM edit delete reply
Shaylyn-KM
Often scars make someone even more beautiful. It's their story written in their skin!
SamuraiArtGuy edit delete reply
Hey, I'd rather be BEATHING with a scar,
than a pristine corspe.
Sheela edit delete reply
Sheela
True, breathing is kinda important. :)
Matt (Guest) edit delete reply
I love how the impact of Alis brings all the color back in Sean, just like when she first jumped into the pool at the beginning.
view edit delete reply
view
That's one of the cornerstones of the comic, I think.
Sheela edit delete reply
Sheela
Alis brings both joy and colors to Sean. :)
Niall (Guest) edit delete reply
I liked that you did call to attention the art style in the comic. It could have come off as too self-referential, but I feel that it drove home the point that this is Sean's story and we've experienced things from her point of view reinforces her perspective in this comic. Good job.
view edit delete reply
view
That was the hope!
Sheela edit delete reply
Sheela
Not only does Sean gotten her color back, she's also let her hair down and stopped being uptight ?
Nerolista (Guest) edit delete reply
First time commenting, just couldn't help it. She has her mom's "font voice" now...
view edit delete reply
view
Welcome, and she sure does!
Sheela edit delete reply
Sheela
Nicely spotted, I hadn't noticed that.
vivaldi edit delete reply
vivaldi
All the happy feels I had were suddenly gone after I saw this comment. Nice job concealing the font because you knew we'd be so overwhelmingly excited to see an alive Alis.
TeeKay edit delete reply
Are you thinking that mom's voice = mom's lungs?

I'm pretty sure the lungs don't contribute all that much to the voice, beyond maybe making it raspy and weak if they're weak.

Perhaps now that she has healthy lungs her voice is what is what it should've been all along, and it wouldn't seem too surprising they'd have similar voices.
view edit delete reply
view
They have a similar accent. You guys are weird.
vivaldi edit delete reply
vivaldi
True, that's almost entirely voice box related, but still. Can't trust hotdog overlord as far as you can throw hotdog overlord.
klondike (Guest) edit delete reply
I REALLY like the small hint of the operation marked by the scars near her breasts.

Still it feels odd, usually doctors would try to make such under the breasts so they are harder to see.
Shaylyn-KM edit delete reply
Shaylyn-KM
Oh, that's what that is.
I honestly just assumed she had chest hair.
Why was that my first guess? I have chest hair, of course.
view edit delete reply
view
Oh, she was in baaaad shape.
The Palaeontologist (Guest) edit delete reply
I love how real you made the scar seem as well. I just recently had a major back operation and yeah, you hit the nail on the head. Really nicely done View.
cattservant edit delete reply
cattservant
Hooray!
marmelmm edit delete reply
marmelmm
Ooooooooo! :D
merle edit delete reply
merle
EVERYTHING IS AWESOME
Jinmen edit delete reply
Man, I really thought she was a goner from the previous page. I thought that's why Sean was "grey".
Terashell (Guest) edit delete reply
Thank the maker she's still alive. I was very concerned. I love you View
Mirrored edit delete reply
Mirrored
YEEEEEEEEHAAAWWWWWW!
Gock edit delete reply
Gock
Lovely detail that alis' voice isn't drawn scruffy anymore!
spfee edit delete reply
spfee
BAWWWWWW ;_; ahgekjtke.
view edit delete reply
view
Pff, I just noticed your avatar!
Dragonrider edit delete reply
Dragonrider
Did Sean ever return her statement of I Love You?
view edit delete reply
view
I wonder!
TeeKay edit delete reply
I wonder how much longer we'll be wondering...

Completely unrelated, there's still at least one more page to come, no?
view edit delete reply
view
Just one.
WhiteAier (Guest) edit delete reply
It's already been said but I like the effect of Alis bringing colour back into Sean's life. Very nice effect and really brings out the underlining point of the story. Loved the comic and the characters as always view. My only critique for this one would be I wish Sean was a tiny more emotive before the end. But that's probably me being grumpy since I initially didn't like Alis' demanding nature. Still love it though.

Do you already have the next story lined up or going to take a break?
view edit delete reply
view
Well, there's still a week or two of work here. The next one's not cemented yet, but I have an announcement comic you can follow if you click my name.

Sean's not emotive, at least not from her own perspective.
GGGGuest (Guest) edit delete reply
Adorable!
TeeKay edit delete reply
She looks so healthy :D

Also, is the placement of the tattoo in part to highlight the lack of badges? Or were those on the other arm...
view edit delete reply
view
Yes, although patches were slapped everywhere when she was applying them.
Miao edit delete reply
Miao
I like how the fish reflect the character's skin/hair/eye tones.
view edit delete reply
view
Yeah, it's bigger than I intended, but carefully chosen.
ColdFusion (Guest) edit delete reply
Daaamn, lookin good!
highlander55 edit delete reply
highlander55
I have to say this story unfolded at a nice pace. Congratulations!
view edit delete reply
view
Thanks, pacing is super hard.
Sheela edit delete reply
Sheela
It really is.

You want it quick enough to make the story unfold, yet slow enough to make the characters relatable to the audience.
Too fast and you break the immersion, too slow and you go nowhere with the story.
TeeKay edit delete reply
Pacing is one of the things I enjoy the most in view's comics. None of the other ones I read have pacing as good.

Although part of that may be that this was a story with an end from the start. Many other webcomics just .. keep going.
view edit delete reply
view
Yeah, that's my pet peeve.
Sheela edit delete reply
Sheela
Some endless webcomics try to get around it by having major story arches, where each arch could conceivable be considered a story with an end.

It's a fair compromise.
Still, having an end is nice.
Bellar edit delete reply
Bellar
Oh ho? Another happy ending View?
Recalling from back in Space Pulp when you wanted to try out sad/bittersweet endings (or teased that you did at least) has me feeling like we're playing Russian roulette with your comic stories.
Which tale featuring lovable or cool characters will we wind up mourning?
view edit delete reply
view
Well, we can talk about that later.
BlitzMcGee (Guest) edit delete reply
Is this when Sean's shuttle goes all Challenger 13 on us?
The Palaeontologist (Guest) edit delete reply
WHY WOULD YOU SAY THAT? AAAAAHHHHHH
Joshe (Guest) edit delete reply
She looks so cute with short hair! :D
Mark (Guest) edit delete reply
I, too, am a fan of short-hair Alice. I think View upped the cute for this page.
Guest (Guest) edit delete reply
That's her mom.
Michael Steamweed (Guest) edit delete reply
She has a voice!

She has body fat!!

She has life!!!
Sheela edit delete reply
Sheela
She has her mothers voice.

... I wonder where her mother went ?
view edit delete reply
view
They don't hang out together 24/7
TJ (Guest) edit delete reply
CAN YOU HEAR ME CRYING??!
shonuv edit delete reply
Alice' eyebrows have made a strong recovery as well!
The Palaeontologist (Guest) edit delete reply
I've been having a bit of a shitty week, but this made it all worthwhile. I'm actually crying right now <3
Rezima (Guest) edit delete reply
*4 seconds later, in a surprise double twist ending, she is struck dead by a falling piece of metal that came loose during the nearby shuttle launch*
Guest (Guest) edit delete reply
A happy ending? Who are you and what have you done with view!
eire1274 edit delete reply
eire1274
View, who kidnapped Alis? And who is this new gal? ;-)
wiseguy edit delete reply
wiseguy
Damn that's the best Alis has looked ever
xxx (Guest) edit delete reply
I feel like somebody should tell RockB.
raven726 edit delete reply
raven726
I absolutely LOVE how you did Ali's eyes, view. Amazingly done!
elfolampo edit delete reply
elfolampo
I feel like there's a deeper reason for it being Orion specifically but I really can't find one. The belt? The hunting? The fact it's huge? The myth?
Then again I can't find a specific reason for Pisces either, unless it's the sign of either of them, but it's not like Orion is a sign.
view edit delete reply
view
It's Pisces because they bonded by swimming a lot, and it's Orion because Alis wants to be hunted.
elfolampo edit delete reply
elfolampo
Ah, but of course. By the way, I really love Sean's face in panel 1. It feels like she's all "Oh, here comes someone who needs 100% of my attention"