Comic 97 - 1.Intermission.97

8th Nov 2018, 3:27 PM in Book 1: Endzone, Intermission
Average Rating: 5 (1 votes)
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Cliff Hansen 8th Nov 2018, 3:27 PM edit delete
Sorry for the delay. I've had some health issues I've had to focus on. Don't worry, it's all good :-)
Cliff Hansen 9th Nov 2018, 5:37 PM edit delete
Holy shit, I just realized that it's just a few days over one year since I posted the first page of Doubting Thomas! Thank you so much for everyone who has been enjoying this story, and especially thank those of you who have taken time to comment on it and make this such a fun experience! There are some crazy stories ahead and I hope we're all in that ride together!


Miguel 8th Nov 2018, 7:34 PM edit delete reply
The past three pages have been great! I just read them all for the first time tonight.
It was really good to feel the friendship as they talk about some of the most important things in life and support one another.
Cliff Hansen 10th Nov 2018, 5:36 PM edit delete reply
Thanks! These pages are a bit slower, but we're really getting to know them well here.
...(RockB) 8th Nov 2018, 11:12 PM edit delete reply
Hey, good that you are back on the tracks :)

I like Thomas' reasoning here.

But I don't really follow Rachael's reasoning: Sometimes you have to choose between bad, worse and the worst (which is most often what happens if you do nothing at all). So when she now says that she would do it again, she must be convinced that she chose the "least bad" option available to her back then. I can understand that she still have a guilt feeling*, but forgiving herself shouldn't be so difficult.

*: That's kinda the curse that comes with becoming an atheist: There's no god on whom you can load the sins you did. If you did something bad, no one can take the load of that off you, you have to carry it alone.
Cliff Hansen 9th Nov 2018, 5:33 PM edit delete reply
Interesting, thanks for sharing! I'm finding it hard to reply to this without giving too much away, so let's chat about this more when the full details of this part of Perez's story are clear, which won't be too much longer....
...(RockB) 10th Nov 2018, 4:37 AM edit delete reply
> so let's chat about this more when the full details of this part of Perez's story are clear

That's perfectly fine! :) I get this little problem relatively often, when asking questions or bringing things up or just blurting out my thoughts - and the thoughts & things & questions kinda "linger in the void"... This doesn't happen so much when reading a comic on paper but(!) it's also a big part of the fun of the web comic format.

While I'm here, there was a half-baked thought I had when I saw the page for the first time: "Santa Muerte". Especially "I think she is punishing me." - there is also a "curse" of following a deity, especially one who's work appears to be so visible: You feel guilty about something, you feel you may deserve a punishment and then something that might interpreted as a punishment happens. Now do you accept the punishment* - or do you "fight" it, giving you best to make the general situation better? (I see now that it's still a somewhat unclear idea. Maybe I can come back to it later on.)

*: Or as an escalation of mere acceptance, would you even hinder other people when they would try to make the general situation better?