Comic 135 - Not Cussing if it's True
29th Nov 2014, 2:30 AM
Not Cussing if it's True
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Author Notes:
Guybrush20X6 edit delete
Guybrush20X6
We don't have Thanksgiving where I am but we now have Black Friday thanks to the internet. Shops noticed people picking up deals on american based websites and in fear of their own increasing irrelevancy, adopted the practice. I guess I'll fill in for the missing thankfulness.

I'm thankful for Alpha Sapphire coming in the mail to take the sting off failing the written part of my driving test, I'm thankful for my messed up sleeping pattern, meaning I can get this up at 2am where I am, I'm thankful for this freaking big scrip backlog, I'm thankful for the people who contribute actual talent to this comic with their art and I'm thankful for everyone reading this.

Additional funny: I was so tired when wording the comic I accidentally gave Gardevoir one of Kratos's lines before fixing it. Guess which one.
DryKirby64 edit delete
DryKirby64
I'm thankful for everyone in this comic being infinitely more talented and useful than I. Guybrush does the writing, Box does the colors, and Giga is at least 5 years ahead of me in terms of art. You guys are all awesome.

That being said, there's not really a lot to be thankful for in America right now, to say the least. But I suppose you should still be thankful for what you have, and remember there's always somebody worse off than you. I'll leave it at that. Take care of yourselves.
TheMightyBox edit delete
TheMightyBox
Ah man, the Kratos jokes are from the early writing stages of Level 30, now all those jokes I keep making'll finally make sense.

And by the by, if you were wondering where Gardevoir was last week, we sent her to have dinner with some other non-video game people, you know, to get away from the weirdness.
You know, looking back it's possible that we didn't succeed in that regard.
GigaNerd17 edit delete
GigaNerd17
I'm thankful for everyone on the team being incredibly enthusiastic and willing to sacrifice. If it weren't for Guybrush's constant support, Box's absolutely essential efforts, and DryKirby's volunteer service, I would have burned out long ago. But because we all push through together, we're able to create something beautiful! ^_^
User comments:
I before A except after K (Guest) edit delete reply
It's like looking in a mirror, isn't it Kratos?
Hurricane edit delete reply
Hurricane
Oh boy! 6:38 AM! Good job on this one. HECK! Good job with all of them! Good job with every flipping comic you ever made!
GigaNerd17 edit delete reply
GigaNerd17
Thanks, Hurricane! We appreciate it! ^_^
Iamabrawler edit delete reply
Iamabrawler
Poor Kratos... or poor Primeape?

...I'll go with "poor Gardevoir..."
Blueflamingo (Guest) edit delete reply
Pokemon naturally understand human speech right after their egg hatches, but that still doesn't explain how Gardivor expects the two to work out each others issuses.
TheMightyBox edit delete reply
TheMightyBox
Eh, I'm sure it'll be fine.
Most of these characters interact solely through punching each other anyways.
Iamabrawler edit delete reply
Iamabrawler
And now I want to name the next Mankey I catch Kratos.
Ivresse (Guest) edit delete reply
Is the Kratos line you gave to Gardevoir the one about jumping off a cliff?
MisterM edit delete reply
MisterM
Mightybox, what are YOU thankful for?
TheMightyBox edit delete reply
TheMightyBox
Wha-
Lots of personal stuff.
I mean, there's no need to bring up the everyone else who works on the comics, because everyone else has already said that.
I got a real supportive family, real supportive friends.
I live a pretty privileged lifestyle, so I'm thankful for that.
You know what answerin this at midnight probably wasn't the best idea.
SonOfPreacherMan (Guest) edit delete reply
Oh dear, I just had an image burned in my mind:
Kratos meeting Asura at anger management. if those two teamed up...
Invenblocker edit delete reply
Invenblocker
I guess that you'll have to hire Sackboy to rebuild the hospital after Kratos and Primeape are calmed down...
tuypo1 (Guest) edit delete reply
ok guybrush i am really fucking confused you are a smart guy how did you manage to fail your drivers test are they really hard where you come from or something

i always thought only idiots failed and your no idiot
Guybrush20X6 edit delete reply
Guybrush20X6
High pass mark required. I got 41 out of 50 and I needed 43 to pass.
TheMightyBox edit delete reply
TheMightyBox
It ain't that easy.
I failed my first driver's test.
Didn't help that the person testing me was freaking out and holding onto the door every time I took a turn.
NiGHTcapD (Guest) edit delete reply
...I'm planning on taking a driving test relatively soon.
Any tips, suggestions, or words of encouragement?
TheMightyBox edit delete reply
TheMightyBox
Um, don't go over the speed limit, always look down side streets when you pass them and make it obvious whenever you look anywhere, remember to use your turn signal about 100 feet in front of your turn, and just do your best to do whatever it is the instructor tells you.
tuypo1 (Guest) edit delete reply
well yeah but thats the practical part

although i do wonder what you mean by holding out the door

really though why would they hire somebody like that to do the job it does not make a whole lot of sense

you know a carrer in driving instruction might be interesting
tuypo1 (Guest) edit delete reply
oh that is a lot of questions here in australia its only like 30 questions and most of them are variations on who has right of way in this situation
NiGHTcapD (Guest) edit delete reply
I'm also told they might want me to access the radio or "comfort knobs", I think you know what I mean by that. And apparently I can't just ask them to do it for me. I may remembering wrong.
Was that a lie to my face?
TheMightyBox edit delete reply
TheMightyBox
I had never heard that, nor did they ever ask me to.
I was always told that you're supposed to ask whoever's in the car with you to do that kind of thing.
NiGHTcapD (Guest) edit delete reply
That's what I was hoping. Thanks for the advice, I'll be sure to keep it in mind.
PTpirahna edit delete reply
So which line did you accidentally give Gardevoir? I want to say panel 3...
Guest (Guest) edit delete reply
come to think of it i wonder what sort of effect the vg cataclysm had on the auto industrys of the various settings

those who already had cars would be all right but when the cars got introduced to places that dont have them they would have had to come up with new designs to fit all sorts of creatures
tuypo1 edit delete reply
oops forgot to log in

also that thing about the auto industry was me
MisterM edit delete reply
MisterM
Just wondering, what font do you guys use for these comics?
Guybrush20X6 edit delete reply
Guybrush20X6
Komika Display.

It was the only comic style font I could find that used proper small letters instead of chibi capitals.

(I wouldn't be surprised if there was an anime with chibi versions of the world capitals in high school)
tuypo1 edit delete reply
i would watch that
TheMightyBox edit delete reply
TheMightyBox
It could be the sequel to Hetalia.
Darth Cloaked Guy (Guest) edit delete reply
Hi, newbie follower. Love the comic. I just have a quick stupid question:

I can't seem to find the comic's forum. I suppose that's a statement and not a question. May I please have a link?
Guybrush20X6 edit delete reply
Guybrush20X6
We don't have a forum. These comments are basically the forum. There's the forum for our host site Comic Fury if that's what you're looking for. Here's the comic's thread

Glad you liked the comic. :)
DryKirby64 edit delete reply
DryKirby64
I didn't even know we had a thread. Incredible.
Darth Cloaked Guy (Guest) edit delete reply
Thank you Guybrush for your response! I feel honored. This comic I think deserves a proper forum, I love the community it has. Is there a way to sign up so I'm not a guest?

But forum or no forum, I'm certainly glad I found this little gem of a comic. My favorite parts have been the Brawl in the Family tribute and the multi-part Dawn of Misunderstanding and definitely hope to see more! Especially after a cliffhanger of THAT magnitude, wow!

I love the recurring characters. Dr. Gardevoir (and Glasses Gardevoir) is a very interesting character and I would love to see her have more chances to show the various quirks she has. By the way keep in mind that even though she may be Psychic/Fairy NOW, she didn't always use to be, it's perfectly valid for her to be afraid of the dark or of bugs because just because you become "no more vulnerable than everyone else" it doesn't make the traumas of youth go away!

Audino is ADORABLE by the way. I absolutely adore her childlikeness and her good-natured bumbling. The one where she went and visited Dr. Gardevoir because of her bad dream was just too cute and sweet.

I also like your take on Chansey-- most Chanseys in the Pokemon Anime tended to take on the role Audino is taking here, that of the naive but good natured nurse. I love how you've taken her in a different direction.

Your decision to include Roger Wilco as the ill-fated janitor by the way was a master touch. He's a character that does not get nearly as much love as he deserves (which you even poked fun at in a delightful way. "No pictures??" Hilarious).

In short, I love this comic, even if I don't get a lot of the jokes. The new hire, for instance, with the saw-blade thing she uses as a scalpel, I haven't the foggiest idea who she is. Or Ellis. Even without getting the punchline, many of the jokes are funny, and the art style is improving at a satisfyingly rapid pace.

By the way is it just console/retro games that are going to end up here, or is there a chance of seeing characters from more recent PC games such as the popular League of Legends here? Dr. Gardevoir would definitely have her hands full with Amumu, or Twitch, or the like.

Sorry for the long rant, there's just so much amazing stuff to talk about here. Thank you for your time. If you did not read this, I do not blame you.
DryKirby64 edit delete reply
DryKirby64
Thanks for your reply! We're all honored (or at least, I know I am). If you want to sign up, head to the main ComicFury website, hit the "Register" button near the top right, and follow the steps from there!

The writing is all the brainchild of Guybrush, here, and he's really great at comedy; most of his humor, I find, comes from the interactions between characters. All of them are unique and hilarious.

Speaking of characters, there are actually several from recent PC games. The new hire with the sawblade scapel is Valentine from Skullgirls (which has multiplatform releases but is based on PC), while the cast of Team Fortress 2 (likewise) recurs often. I hadn't thought about League of Legends but I know its cast is... diverse, so covering it would be a great idea!

And no, don't worry about taking up our time! We appreciate every comment that comes through, and yours is certainly great to hear! Thanks for becoming a fan! :D
Darth Cloaked Guy edit delete reply
Hey check it out! I'm registered now! I don't need to feel like an outsider here in the comic comments area anymore.

I had noticed the guys from Team Fortress 2-- I particularly enjoy the Kick Me Scout, who makes me laugh.

I've actually never heard of Skullgirls until today... perhaps I should do some research.
Guybrush20X6 edit delete reply
Guybrush20X6
Neat! Don't forget to subscribe.
Darth Cloaked Guy edit delete reply
Eh? What does that do?
Guybrush20X6 edit delete reply
Guybrush20X6
Let's you know when the comic has updated and it puts the comic itself higher on the ComicFury Search Rankings.
Darth Cloaked Guy edit delete reply
Ah in that case I shall subscribe-- even though I check the comic several times a day.
RedCrestedCormorantofDOOM (Guest) edit delete reply
Hi there! I have no life and love this comic! (Just kidding about the no life part.)

First thing's first, I'm gonna say panel one was where the dialogue was confused.

On to point 2: All of my waiting is belong to update! Can't wait to see what's in-store.
Guybrush20X6 edit delete reply
Guybrush20X6
I have no life and I WRITE this comic. We've got so much in common. (I hope I'm kidding about the no life part)

Actually, not it's been an age I can reveal it was Panel 2 I got mixed up.

And the next update will be a few hours now.