Vessa knows when to skip to the bottom line. Word.
What this scene needs is chocolate- lots of chocolate!
I agree. Three mugs of hot chocolate– stat!!
Next page we move on from this, I promise. In fact, we move from these particular worries to a whole new set of them. Whee!
Yay!! -But I meant BRICKS of industrial-strength, 70% cocoa Dark Chocolate.
I was interested in the legal, as well as emotional, aspects here. Brief internet search revealed that the presumption of death after the unexplained absence of seven years developed during the seventeenth century in British law. Assuming similar legal precedents in the Galaxion universe, the crew of the Hiawatha are likely to have been declared legally dead by the time of the Galaxion test run. “The Rights of the Living Dead”, JL Carriere, Louisiana Law Review 50(5):901-971.
“The Rights of the Living Dead.” That just brings up so many wonderful thoughts about zombies.
And about this page: I’m a Man and that frame with the seismic squiggle above that woman–THAT hurt me. My empathetic heart is floundering on the floor. I have to break out the Oxford English Dictionary to use words that are adequate to the job of describing just how gut-wrenching this page is. (That was a rather pithy sentence.)
Great story. Look forward to other worries like the PANIC ALARM. (I still like my idea of a Soothing Alarm…)
I actually debated for a while about whether the Hiawathans should be declared legally dead (vs. “missing”) back home or not, and in an earlier draft of the script I spent more time exploring what the consequences of it would be for them, legally speaking. It got edited out, though, which is just as well. I think it’s fair to say the plot meanders slowly enough already!
I imagine whether they are legally dead or just missing determines whether or not their families get death benefits. Considering they have faster than light travel, it might not be unheard of for ships to go missing for a few years.
If the crews ever get back to Earth, I hope we get to see the reactions of the families of the Hiawatha crew to the survivors.
Slow it is, but take your time. Not every scifi (web)comic needs to be action packed laser show like Outsider and Valkyrie Squadron (still good ones by the way, Google them up). Particularly when other elements more than make for it like in this very page.
It’s kinda like Cast Away (Tom Hanks), except stranded members move on with their lives. I wonder if they named their volleyball?
Click here to cancel reply.
NAME — Get a Gravatar
EMAIL — Required / not published
NOTE - You can use these tags:<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>
WEBCOMIC SPOTLIGHT: We recommend Dressed for Success!
Site design by Tara Tallan, implemented by Frumph|Powered by WordPress with ComicPress