strong content warning for themes of suicide and drug use.

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24th Mar 2016, 1:00 PM
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Save my Place Load my Place

Author Notes:

Nobody 24th Mar 2016, 1:00 PM
Nobody
strong feelings of consequence dissonance

Comments:

kitsune-rokko 24th Mar 2016, 1:03 PM
kitsune-rokko
I really like the effect of the heavy forest around the road; very isolating.
jelena 24th Mar 2016, 3:38 PM
wow!! now were seeing if they are having second thoughts!! i wonder if lola is really second-guessing and might back out or if shes determined, and same with sugar. but maybe even if theyre both determined to do it, maybe when they realize they care for each other they might panic! and find hope! idk im just so excited. also it was interesting it seemed like sugar was gonna say "oh my mom will throw a fit if she notices i spilled something in her car" maybe like a slip-up suggesting she'd still be alive afterwords. im ready for next week!
Guest 24th Mar 2016, 7:53 PM
really interesting how the conversation progresses, very natural too. all the green/blue shades of color/tinting look nice
Guest 29th Mar 2016, 11:33 AM
what was sugar about to say, could someone explain to me? thanjyou
Nobody 30th Mar 2016, 10:35 PM
Nobody
"my ma will lose her shit if she thought i was drinking."
the finished direction of her thought can be inferred because it's directly after a line about leaving evidence of alcohol in her car.
though it isn't relevant, because the part that caused a visceral reaction in them both is "my mom will", mistaken for mimicking a joke format about the future lola had used on page 11, and sugar had just referenced on the page before this.
that was the part eliciting an up-until-now carefully suppressed sense of guilt in lola about what they're enabling, and a sense of permanence and consequence outside of sugar's own life that she hadn't ever considered.
hope that helps make things clearer; multiple readers seemed to have problems with the dialog on this page because it's requires a lot of inference, so you aren't the only one.
Guest 31st Mar 2016, 1:14 PM
ohh! i understand! i tend to read the pages as soon as they come out i sometimes forget what was said before.. thankyou!
Nobody 31st Mar 2016, 2:35 PM
Nobody
s'no problem, that's one of the flaws of the update-to-update format of webcomics.
mostly since a handful of people had questions about this one, so i figured you gave me a good jumping off point to have an explanation up for any future readers.
i'm glad i could help, and thanks for the support and reading!
kitsune-rokko 29th Jan 2017, 10:26 PM
kitsune-rokko
So for this scene first of all the really cool stuff is Lola's first speech balloon being outside of the panels as a like, comic form of how sometimes shows will have a line of dialogue before the visuals cut in. And then the static effect! I don't know if it's just my monitor or if it did it on yours as well but it looks really neat when scrolling like, almost animated, which gets it across really well.

And then on the scene's second page the panel with the battery indicator is like, where it seems to flip from Sugar being annoyed to Lola being annoyed like, that I didn't notice before and wonder if that's why the battery indicator is on that panel. Like, it feels like Sugar and Lola are in zones until Sugar's comment about potential spill takes them both out.

And like, if so could it tie into how Sugar mentions that the point of no return "time to turn around" is that day? Though it looks as Lola points out that the point seems to have already passed(?)