Looks like we're hitching a ride folks
Maybe it's about him being an ultra-light class boxer?
Also, I have no idea what's going on! They should have just belly flopped in the hallway.
I swear to god if Kirbee can fly
she'll be my waifu even more... This is /co/, we like chicks with superpowers.
We had a very late session last Saturday. Here are the highlights:
>Exploring a missile factory. They alot of office supplies, which is a problem.
>More reason for fingerprint IDs.
>Reverse Santa gets shot at, fortress becomes under siege.
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When there's a smile in your heart
There's no better time to start
Think of all the joy you'll find
When you leave the world behind
And bid your cares goodbye
You can fly, you can fly!
You can fly!
It looks like Chic is flying last panel and pulling them along. I thought he would fly by flapping his arms. Still, that's +1 over Holly whoe powers are running, screaming, and making everyone feel bad.
I bet they'll reveal she was inside that building and she was actually super important pre-war. Like she was a premier or something.
Okay, now the hat makes sense. Thinking about it, I suppose it's a sort of joke that Chic could fly this whole time but spent his life trapped in the crawlspaces underground in Unity.
Having re-read Endtown from the beginning, I have realised that Holly is a really well developed character. Aaron has spent 4 YEARS breaking her
Now we gotta wait 4 more years for him to devastate Kirbee.
But yeah, I really respect how Aaron treats his characters. I remember one anon saying something along the lines of "When someone acts out of character in fiction, they blame the author. When Aaron has a character act differently, we genuinely wonder what the hell's wrong with the character and never consider that it was an oopsie for the author."
Back in 1999-2001 I was hanging out (online) in Japan, working with my friends on the EXTREMELY primitive oekake boards. My style changed a lot from that experience, so there you go.
i just keep falling in love with kirbee harder and harder as story goes on. how they both hold each other on the second strip as they are about to die, you can tell how ok kirbee is just cause shes holding the only man she has probably ever loved and ever loved her back in her life.
she is too perfect....
>"Kirbee, trust me."
>Smile then jump without any hesitation, her eyes closed and a serene expression on her face.
Even though it's a good pain, this comic is hurting me physically.
wait.. is that..
they are made for each other...
But that's the thing though, he is a GOOD Deus Ex Human Revolution, and arguably the best Time Lord ever. Plus, Aaron promised to explain his character, and I trust in the writer.
If he'll stick with Holly through her crazy casserole loving/child threatening days, I'm not sure what it'd take to make him leave her.
Unless she does manage to kill herself (or Kirbee pushes her).
I'm not feeling it. The times he appears in the main characters peril just ruin the climax to the adventure. I would love if aaron played marx like the villain in the deadeye comic but that's just imo.
Holly always did show signs of mental instability though. I suppose it wasn't an issue because she was able to direct it.
Waitasec... If its not Wally making them fly then then hje had no idea what to do and they would have died from his idiocy!
Of course in that light it might be the ship's systems keeping them alive.
>I'm not sure what it'd take to make him leave her.
A Deus Ex Machina is never good.
It's solving a problem with something that wasn't present in the story before. Aka "shit, that's a dead end, how do I make the story continue now".
A good writer will hint at a solution before using it. Having Marx popping out of nowhere is as good as Wally suddently having magic powers.
well hollyfags spend most of their time pointing out how "retarded" kirbee whenever she says or does anything. which is funny considering how skilled and smart she has actually proven to be...
throughout the arc
Exactly! Like remember that time Kirbee woke up in the middle of a pack of Mutts and started shrieking at the top of her lungs? Or the time she needlessly endangered the party over a piece of plastic? Or threatened Chic with violence if he didn't fess up to where Clive was hidden?
Kirbee is obviously the worst!
>she is not real, anon.
you dont have to remind me...
A really, if this is a flashback then its probably pretty likely Holly has a boyfriend at that time. We know about Glen but they also said she had more boyfriends or at least lovers after moving to endtown.
Boy, kinda makes her seem a little slutty.
If this is a ditto reconstruction then why would it be a flashback to something in our character's past lives?
I'm all for it being dittos but the flashback part of the theory falls flat for me unless there's someone else involved that already knows our characters.
>A true DEM is something that is never explained
I disagree. You can justify anything afterwards with no efforts, and also justification don't make the initial scene any better.
Example of Classical Deus Ex Machina in Greek Tragedy: Zeus comes down during the last act because he's getting tired of those mortals fucking around and he's put them intheir place.
Explanation afterwards: He's the almighty Zeus, he sees everything and do as he pleases. Ergo perfectly justified. But it's still bullshit.
The deus ex machina is solving a problem with an element that wasn't here (or even hinted at) before. That's sufficient.
Look at bad crime novels, you can usually spot them because they solve the mystery with an element that wasn't available to the reader (usually in the form of a letter that excludes anyone but the perpretator). Again, the deduction is perfectly justified afterwards (as explained in the letter), but that's still awful writing.
You fucks even don't know. Marx was birthed by a hyper esper child and traveled time and space with his wife, who also suddenly appeared, and he sometimes bothered Al, yes that Al, where he was almost assissinted by the dimensional NIS. Also, when Marx is in 3d he is a fat guy in an overcoat.
Honestly, story important Marx is infinitely better than jerk-off Marx.
The next appearance is in Albert, a comic Aaron drew for a college paper.
Somehow, this seems more honest.
Marx is love!
Marx is life!
Marx justifies my hate!
Marx clearly will extend this law to the endtownies. His madness revealed.
Yeah, probably. But I've come to realize that there I another layer to the comic besides dust and blasters and Aaron is kind of the introduction to that. I think next time we see him Neathery will acknowledge the abhorrence for him.
Goddamn Sparkplug! This guy only does three things: eat, shit, and make things that kill the world.
I just realized that Melodie is pretty hot. Too bad Marx probably sacrificed her to power or something. Flask still edges her out.
Sometime I should post Albert in its entirety, or at least all the bits I can find.
Looking at the comic, its clear that Aaron always was a sci-fi fan. Even this comic was a stab at mundane slice of life stuff that he often would upgrade into arc stories dealing with aliens, advanced tech, or the like.
I posted these comics mostly to anger everyone but its interesting to see these characters Aaron brings back for Endtown. It's like seeing concept art and then seeing the finalized form.
All, I like Grebulon.
Lots of things are similar, like the cult of trogon...
Wow, looks like Aaron's old college strips are dated 1996. They're older than me, and I'm of age to be posting on this site legally.
On another note, I saw his GoComics profile just now and read that, along with being an animator and a cartoonist, he also has experience with voice acting. Anybody know what he's done in that field?
>It was the year 2000 and I'd decided to break in the milennium with a new webcomic starring my longstanding top bananas Aaron Marx and Melodie. I had my characters, I had my story, and my recently completed work on the Ed Deadeye mini-series had given me confidence that I could strike a balance between humor and horror.
>Aaron Marx and Melodie hadn't received the full limelight since 1992, but had since appeared as semi-regulars in Albert and had also turned up briefly in the university run of The Daily Grind. The Chocolate Conspiracy was the perfect solo vehicle for them.. I quickly got down to work...
>But, wait! Wouldn't this story be better presented as a comic book instead of a webcomic? Of course it would! So into the filing cabinet goes the two weeks I've completed. Time to start over..
>Lots of changes.. Aaron and Melodie get a redesign.. Melodie's eagerness is dialed back.. Groovy digital effects.. It was like moving from an efficiency into a McMansion! A McMansion with a spare McMansion in the garage!
>It's now late 2001 and the pages are starting to pile up.. but, jeez! How long is this book going to be, anyway?? My characters turn corners and I find myself drawing two, three, four additional unplanned pages.. It's all working towards a concrete narrative goal, but my 60 page story is quickly turning into a 100 page story.. And, DAMMIT! Now all those earlier pages don't look as good as the NEW ones! That won't do.. I need to start redrawing...
>While the ninety-two pages completed have proven an invaluable training ground, there's still far too much work to be done to whip them into a printable state. Of the story itself.. well, hell.. What's the point of having a daily webcomic if not to tell stories?
>that last panel
They're kissing aren't they
thats what it looks like
Holly is a good girl, just broken by the shit that's been hitting her.
Wonder how long Kirbee would last through the shit Holly's been through?
Her aloofness has probably softened the blows thus far, she seems quick to forget. But has she suffered as much as the mouse?
honestly, I don't get all the fuss
Kirbee is just a secondary character who is included due to fan demand. She is not important to the plot, everything up until this point could have happened if it was only Chick who had tagged along (he would have buried Clive, Wally could have dragged him to safety). Hollys breakdown was obvious since before she even left Endtown.
Getting attached to Kirbee now is only going to break your heart.
>Kirbee is just a secondary character who is included due to fan demand
being this fucking wrong
she has nothing to do with fan deman, the reason aaron kept her around is because she was the anwer to many narrative and plot issues aaron had with his story.
she's here to stay
>this much assmad
Kirbee is like the autist Mary Sue stand-in it seems
>talking to Clive
You guys forget that Clive did talk to Holly and everyone else previously and previous Holly point of reference for PT machine spirits was Petey. A decent guy without a tracker inside whom she's seen saved (in a way) from his fate as a driver module.
If anything it was Jim's and Sarah's fault for not informing Holly of the tracker, assuming they knew of it. But Clive was not a "thing", even if he's not as much of a person anymore.
You people talk about Wally being happy with mouse girl out happy with lizard girl. Has it ever occurred to you that he doesn't deserve to be happy? He killed Leo and the other guy. He killed the teacher.
I hope he becomes miserable
Time to post these again for new friends joining the threads.
Let's be honest here; THIS is what we all Really want!
That "Wally? I.. I..." before her outburst always kills me. She WAS worried, even if she didn't want to admit it to herself.
I wish he would've kept trying. I wish he could get a second chance to apologize.
>I wish he could get a second chance to apologize.
he kinda did...
At least chochi has drawn her.
Guess which two girls he hasn't.
I swear I read that name in Endtown. Wasn't Sparkplug the guy who discovered Armstrong radiation?
Yeah I just checked, he is. It seems all humans are characters from Aaron's previous stories. Kinda neat.
A radio show with drama elements. iirc he tells us about it in one of the mails.
I like it. I'd read an adventure starring these two.
Aaron re-uses his characters a lot
except in Albert and Gustine's case. He has said this takes place in the same continuity as Endtown, prior to WWIII. In case you didn't know, this teacher is Gustine.
It's AMESWORTH radiation. Why do you people always make that mistake?
And he made the technology to control it, else it would be "Sanders radiation" (he actually knows Dr. Amesworth personally, according to Aaron).
I bet the reason Wally is getting such an intimate relationship with Kirbee is because of his mutation giving him 'hit it and quit it' instincts. He really wants to stick with Holly but is currently vicious and mentally unstable so he wants to find another mate, particularly Kirbee who to be honest is kind of too dumb to keep Wally grounded.
Thinking about this, he kind of does that whenever he gets blows to the head. Maybe it's like imprinting or something.
Kinda, she was made on the fly but Aaron let going with her because he would have otherwise portrayed the entire colony of Unity as evil, which would imply all reptilian's were evil, which was something he was trying to avoid in the first place.
But Aaron rolled with Kirbee and gave her a back story. Since she is still alive I think we are stuck with her.
>An architectural engineer.
>Given a giant chicken, lizard, mouse, several tons of human dust, and possibly one of the most advanced and robust tools on the planet.
>He can't figure out a solution.
Baby McGuyver weeps, Wally. You're going to engineer hell!
Yeah, according to Aaron Holly screaming right in the face of a mutt kinda started the missile business. If there is a lesson here its that surviving the wastes doesn't mean being smart, it means staying sane.
>not wanting to fuck kirbee
The Unity arc was like a horror movie. We were constantly thinking Kirbee was going to die because, like you said, she's a second banana. We kept being in fear of that for so longand really didn't want her to die that fans kind of got super attached. But initially it was that the arc was so desolate that the one character that wasn't an antagonist to the main characters became a rally point for fans. I don't think fans would have cared if she premiered alongside Maude or Cooper, for example.
So really fans expected Kirbee to die which made her a sort of precious commodity.
I think Cheetah has really improved since he got on the Endtown train. I know he has been doing it forever but this is really the first time I've seen him do things like not giant tits or backgrounds.
>yfw Kirbee would scold you guys for being so mean to Holly!
atleast bump with some content
Wouldn't be the first time in Endtown's history.
so do you think groping her tits would be like trying to kneed kevlar vest?
well the only two shortstacks in the comic that i know of are dottie and linda. there are some background shortstack characters that pop up some times but i doubt thats enough...
This strip really reminds me just how much Aaron's style has changed since he started this comic. You can see just how much more he drew stuff by hand (including the text - he stopped handwriting on the strip dated November 23, 2009 on GoComics) compared to now, where it seems most of the shading and even some of the linework is done on a computer
Their "everything" was practically nothing.
Chic pretty much grew up as a kitchen slave sleeping inside walls watching how his "parents" loved and cared for their other children but treated him like a stranger. Even though his mother did care enough to keep him alive it doesn't look like he thinks much of it.
Kirbee liked everyone but it seems nobody liked her and she knew it; she admitted that nobody even cared if she lived or not before Wally (considering that they fequently sent her to die on the surface or didn't said anything when Sarah wanted her dead with Wally & co, it's most likely true).