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Jackarais THE GREAT 7th Aug 2015, 1:43 AM edit delete
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EDIT 08/13/15: I regretfully could not finish a page this week, so my apologies! I'm couch-hoppin' & living in a car right now as we search for aplace to stay. Everything's alright, and the comic will update next week! I am truly sorry. Let this be known as the first time I've missed an update in two years! In the meantime, there are a couple of new bios on the cast page for Darla & Alsoomse, and a new promo piece on the Bicycle Boy Blog. Thank you all for reading, and most of all for being so patient. See you next friday!

Finished this one last minute! My buffer disappeared in the midst of getting home from my road trip.

In Ontario, nearly 4000km from home, our RV finally gave up on life and busted in the middle of nowhere. But luck allowed us to drive it 100km back to town. The whole way it went CHUNGA CHUNGA CLUNK BANG WHUD like some kind of MONSTER, but we made it to a mechanic shop. If we could afford the repair, we'd do it. If not, we weren't sure.

$3500. The engine was busted! The mechanic said we'd be better off buying a whole new unit for that much than repairing it. Duh. When we explained that we were stranded, the mechanic let us stay at his shop until we sorted ourselves out. Gave us electricity for the RV, let us use their shower, and one employee kept offering us food because he thought we were starvin'. They were so fucking nice.

So we shipped back 4 boxes of stuff we didn't want to lose with a greyhound (protip: don't bring your whole house with you on a roadtrip). That consisted of like 80% clothes, and the rest was books, some choice kitchen items, & a bunch of other random shit.

Then I put up an ad for a rideshare home from Ontario to BC, or Ontario to anywhere closer to BC. AS LUCK WOULD HAVE IT, only ONE HOUR later I got a message from someone who had just canceled on this very trip with someone, and was trying to fill the seat he left. I contacted the driver and he was pretty bummed out because 6+ people had bailed on him in a row, and he was a little apprehensive. But eventually he agreed to take us and another person, and we met up a couple days later.

He was Trevor and he was driving a big fucking truck pulling a 20ft trailer and the first thing his passenger (Sarah) did was step out the truck and give my partner & I a hug. Good vibes all around. And so we roadtrip'd back with a coupla awesome hippies. We went swimming, I learned some cooking stuff, we traded artwork for handmade jewelry from Sarah, told stories, traded music and chilled. We got home in 6 days.

I'm staying with my friend Blunky right now and we just bought a car. Now lookin' for somewhere to live, and feeling really good about it all. I'll try my best to get another page out for next week!

Wish us luck, and thank you for reading!

- Jack

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Miaubol 7th Aug 2015, 3:02 AM edit delete reply
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Aaaaah finally, there he talks. But the memory-loss thing can still come in handy for not having to tell everything, he may make use of that (?)

Wow now that was a trip, I'm happy to hear it ended well. It has always been one of my fears - car breaking down in the middle of nowhere, far, far away from home. Cell phones make it less bad today, but still...
Jackarais 7th Aug 2015, 12:23 PM edit delete reply
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I think you're on the right track! :') Poet is kind of a little shit...

It wasn't really that scary to break down... we just didn't want to split up. There was no cell service there either. @.@ It was either split up and one hitchhike to get cell service, or stick together and try to drive the broken vehicle. We went for the second option in favor of sticking together ^^;
QuietClayton 7th Aug 2015, 5:16 AM edit delete reply
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At least it was a memorable road trip...hehe.
Jackarais 7th Aug 2015, 3:50 PM edit delete reply
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Despite it sounding bad, it was all actually pretty enjoyable. Takes more than a little stress to mess us up.
alston123 7th Aug 2015, 9:39 AM edit delete reply
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Trespassing on a buffalo. Not cool, Poet. -_-
Jackarais 7th Aug 2015, 12:40 PM edit delete reply
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alston123 7th Aug 2015, 4:44 PM edit delete reply
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Haha. Yuuuuuuuuus. ^^
Karyl 14th Aug 2015, 7:24 AM edit delete reply
So no worries about lack of update! The more time spent studying this scene, the clearer it is just how messed up poor Poet is! :)
Skweeee 16th Aug 2015, 8:27 AM edit delete reply
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You've got balls of steel man. Truly you've got some sort of inner strength that I could only dream I could have. I don't know how you find the energy to push out pages in the midst of your adventures. I admire your resilience.

I would truly be a mess.

Great page. Poor poet. He's about to reveal something that could potentially jeopardize his only friendship at the moment???
Jackarais 30th Aug 2015, 3:59 PM edit delete reply
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That's some pretty radical stuff to hear from you, fellow Canadian, or should I refer to you as CF's famous badass army dude? Choices

Well, I'm not going through this alone. I've got my partner and our big lovable dog with me. Everything will be alright. :)
daizarin 18th Aug 2015, 2:15 PM edit delete reply
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Sending love your way man, I know you'll find a good place to live! Haven't had internet myself and just caught up to the comic, I don't even know what to say other than I can't get enough of your art, your colors and enviornments make me wanna practice more! and also I'm still super in love with Al and Darla <3 and seeing them get added to the character page made my day
Jackarais 30th Aug 2015, 3:59 PM edit delete reply
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Good to hear from you, Tana. Thanks for reading. :')