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Notos 13th Apr 2014, 2:01 PM edit delete
Notos
I guess this means I'm adding the "S" content rating to my comic now. I think I have the full set, is there an achievement for that? Speaking of which, if anyone is a PS3 or 360 owner (or any current gen console for that matter) and has ever came home with a shiny new game, excited to play, only to see you have to sit through 20 minutes of system or software updates first, then you know how Vinnie feels. Well, maybe not exactly. But close enough. Also, boners and butts. Sorry straight audience.
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Grall 13th Apr 2014, 2:17 PM edit delete reply
Steamy. ;D
Also, that last frame, I heard *DUN DUN DUNNN* in my head.
Grall 13th Apr 2014, 2:20 PM edit delete reply
I forgot to mention: That kiss. <3
Notos 13th Apr 2014, 5:49 PM edit delete reply
Notos
Thanks again, as always grall!
Van 13th Apr 2014, 2:22 PM edit delete reply
Last panel: "ohmyglob, NO!"
Mekal 13th Apr 2014, 2:42 PM edit delete reply
Aaaaand there are the problems coming.
Fuck.
Smokes70 13th Apr 2014, 2:44 PM edit delete reply
Absolutely love it! Very tastefully done while not being totally vanilla, very hot! Can't wait to see what happens next!
Notos 13th Apr 2014, 5:41 PM edit delete reply
Notos
Thanks man, I had a hard time with this one, trying to bridge the gap between 'lame fade-to-black nothing shown' love scene, and 'too much' love scene. It's a more fine line that I would have thought.
thejeweledhorn 13th Apr 2014, 8:07 PM edit delete reply
SUPER LOVE IT. MORE PLZ. WILL PAY DLC.
Guest 13th Apr 2014, 8:08 PM edit delete reply
(PS I meant more of your tasteful, wonderful gap bridging. :) Not demanding porn.)
minatonamikaze 13th Apr 2014, 3:40 PM edit delete reply
hope this continues to the next page
guvvuf 13th Apr 2014, 3:55 PM edit delete reply
aw this is adorable
MortarAndPistol 13th Apr 2014, 4:30 PM edit delete reply
So on the one frame I was all "Okay, that's Vinnie's hand but what is... ooooohh.
Notos 13th Apr 2014, 5:44 PM edit delete reply
Notos
Ha, that comment made me laugh.
meep 13th Apr 2014, 5:25 PM edit delete reply
Love Vinnie's pounce :)
Very nicely done; the hands and the kiss - steamy but sweet too. That last frame kind of forboding though!
Doomy 13th Apr 2014, 5:40 PM edit delete reply
Doomy
Oh no 'Security will be notified' sounds really scary. I've had trouble with credit card debts before and they sucked!

Poor Vinnie.
But at least he can enjoy the night~
Notos 13th Apr 2014, 5:53 PM edit delete reply
Notos
I've "learned some lessons" from credit card debt as well, I'm sure most people have.
Although, the severity of DLC penalties comes more from my experience of being caught riding the city train without a ticket (shame on me, I know) in college, and the warnings I was issued if a ticket goes unpaid; basically several warnings, and then a warrant for your arrest is put out. Needless to say I paid it immediately, but I figure "abusing" the DLC system would have similar severity of penalties.
FunAndGames 13th Apr 2014, 6:15 PM edit delete reply
People want more, and I kinda have to agree. Story-wise these pages won't have much, but something Vinnie has to pay big bucks for deserves more than a few frames.

Style-wise, I think you nailed it. Fits the previous style of the comic very well, but as a romance story sex scene it just fails to deliver. You had a hard time on this page, and it shows. Many times less is more, but I would've liked it better if the scene was longer. Now it feels as if the 12-hour package was used in less than 30 minutes =).

I don't mind the fact that you show less, like I said, it fits the style. ...but just finish the scene OK?
Alton 13th Apr 2014, 7:58 PM edit delete reply
I mean I get criticism be welcome and all but... still.... Douche.
MortarAndPistol 13th Apr 2014, 8:01 PM edit delete reply
Yeah, I kinda have to agree. This is an art kind of thing, and as an artist he can do whatever he wants. I totally get you saying "This is how I feel about this." but telling him what to do? That seems lame.
Notos 13th Apr 2014, 9:36 PM edit delete reply
Notos
You are welcome to donate your time and draw more frames for me if you feel "It's not enough". And the scene is finished.
aers 20th Apr 2014, 7:14 AM edit delete reply
"You had a hard time on this page?" Condescend more.

"I would've like it better if this scene was longer?"
Too bad, not everything is about you.

I'm glad you got the negative feedback for your post. God I hate posters like you. The scene was tastefully done, and frankly Buying Time doesn't exist just so you can get your rocks off.
TTownlittlebear 13th Apr 2014, 6:52 PM edit delete reply
Nothing like have to wait for an update to install. Then being to we need more credits.. Poor Vin he just trying to get ahead.. :)
BreinRott 13th Apr 2014, 7:22 PM edit delete reply
As far as wanting more goes, I just read each panel slower and let my imagination fill in some of the blanks, idk if that helps anyone (plus i have little voices in my head that i read each line in)
Danny Zephronic 13th Apr 2014, 7:23 PM edit delete reply
Both explicit and subtle at the same time
Both erotic and tasteful, now THAT is a difficult thing to do and you've achieved it admirably

You're pretty damn awesome as an artist and writer good sir
Notos 13th Apr 2014, 9:39 PM edit delete reply
Notos
Cheers, thanks a lot. It was a fine line to balance.
Sponi Wolf 14th Apr 2014, 6:42 PM edit delete reply
Sponi Wolf
Yeah, I couldn't have said it better, I still can't wait until sunday comes :)
A fantastic webcomic, sorry that I didn't comment the last pages. But I enjoyed them a lot *wag* <3
Isis Marie 11th May 2014, 9:36 PM edit delete reply
Isis Marie
I concur. Not very many can balance both so subtly as you've managed to do. I friggin' love this page! Excellent job, dude. Totally Nitro!!! <3
Finz_ 13th Apr 2014, 9:32 PM edit delete reply
Finz_
Wouldn't expect anything less from you, very nicely done! I bet most of us in Vinnie's situation would have acted in exactly the same way. Still, freakin' adorable xD
Notos 13th Apr 2014, 10:27 PM edit delete reply
Notos
Indeed, probably nerve wracking enough without a little voice chiming in making your years-long dry spell obvious to your partner. Awkward...
Amorbear 13th Apr 2014, 10:22 PM edit delete reply
Excellent my friend!! Your doing a really good job at this comic. I do admit I like to see the sex; but you compensate the lack of sex with real emotion, problems, and day to day life in a world like the one you've created. I cant wait for the next installment of BT =)
Notos 13th Apr 2014, 10:38 PM edit delete reply
Notos
Thanks man, glad you think so. The comic updates Sundays, just in case (I know I don't have it listed anymore, I should..)
Rauron 13th Apr 2014, 10:47 PM edit delete reply
I think this was done pretty much perfectly. While I do like to see sexy fanservice, I feel like there's enough sprinkled around everywhere that it didn't need to intrude here. There was a lot of naughty fun being hinted at, but you kept it fairly tasteful and did a good job of telling us about the characters through their actions.

I figure porn and extras can be kept to commissions, from you or from other artists, and the webcomic itself should show exactly the amount needed to deliver the effect you want to create.

Anyway, when is that Vinnie body pillow coming out? Tomorrow, right? Please?~
Notos 14th Apr 2014, 12:10 AM edit delete reply
Notos
Thanks! Glad you appreciate it, I do try to keep a generous sprinkling of fanservice throughout. I wish I had more time to do said extras (A Vinnie body pillow, pretty damn adorable) I have a lot of fun drawing the random hiatus stuff like "Ask _____" segments and bouncing ideas off you guys, the Valetines Day Sex Drive image, I'd love to be able to do more like that. Gotta devote a lot of time to the comic itself, though!
Invisiblebear 13th Apr 2014, 10:57 PM edit delete reply
HOT
Aqueos 14th Apr 2014, 12:08 AM edit delete reply
Ah isn't that...

OH CRAP PAYING FOR THINGS.

SHIP GOING DOWN, SHIP GOING DOWN.
Bear 14th Apr 2014, 12:24 AM edit delete reply
Bear
Award!? - well I never got one and 2..no 3!..of mine are LNS (I think I put a "V" on one too, just to be safe, but I'm totally NOT into violence!) B-)
Notos 14th Apr 2014, 1:10 PM edit delete reply
Notos
Ha, good point! And I guess I'm missing the "V" aren't I? 1 short of the set.
RadjinWolf 14th Apr 2014, 12:39 AM edit delete reply
Aw man, poor Vinnie. =( I wanna be mad at you for doing this to him Notos, but I have a feeling something really awesome is going to come of it.
Notos 14th Apr 2014, 1:12 PM edit delete reply
Notos
I like to think of Vinnies adventure into being social is a constant 'up and down' (no pun intended, with this page) The system most definitely sucks, but he would never had experienced most of this stuff otherwise!
Lady B. 14th Apr 2014, 1:03 AM edit delete reply
I have to say I was sweating bullets when I was clicking the comic cause It was SO HOT without being too graphic and it just had so much passion and I can feel Vinnie really into it. The kiss between them is always so sweet but the last panel kinda gave me a foreboding of what's gonna happen but I just hope for the best his friends have his back right? I just love this so much it a great way to start a week :D
Notos 14th Apr 2014, 1:13 PM edit delete reply
Notos
Thanks I appreciate that!
ashrium 14th Apr 2014, 1:14 AM edit delete reply
ashrium
a vinnie is thick hehehe <3, i can say the scene is lovely, that nervousness when you finally get together in bed with someone you had a crush for a long time, well many of us have passed that I suppose. but the last part with the p-comm really sounds scary. hope vinvin gets this solved with no problem. cute update no so hardcore and not so censored a good balance with those shadows :D
biobear 14th Apr 2014, 2:04 AM edit delete reply
Very tastefully done and appropriate for how the comic has been set up. I like the role reversal with Vinnie going after what he wants.
-- Now I have to wait another week for the next installment--
Notos 14th Apr 2014, 1:16 PM edit delete reply
Notos
Thanks, its fun to write the moments where he comes out of his shell a bit, I imagine in this situation, being a few years for him, he was like a starving dog going after a steak.
BusterTayra 14th Apr 2014, 6:28 AM edit delete reply
Hnnnng this page <3 A little odd to see Vinnie taking the proverbial lead, though X3

This page is done perfectly. You show just enough without going obscenely overboard. We can very clearly see there's sex going on without sex being the main focus.
Notos 14th Apr 2014, 1:17 PM edit delete reply
Notos
Thanks! See my comment just above about Vinnie taking the lead ;)
TheD-Wrek 14th Apr 2014, 6:57 AM edit delete reply
TheD-Wrek
Great work here. I'm going to have to refer to this update when I cross having to draw a tasteful sex scene at some point down the road. :)
Notos 14th Apr 2014, 1:21 PM edit delete reply
Notos
Cheers. I refered to a lot of stuff before settling on this also, though doing a google search for "comic sex scene" certainly didn't help for the direction I wanted to go. It just comes down to doing what you feel is tonally appropriate and not being afraid to do it!
Phate 14th Apr 2014, 8:43 AM edit delete reply
I love this page. Have to agree with the others about the tasteful-yet-erotic feel. The way they feel about each other came across excellently and I feel like the panel where they kiss is probably the best one I've ever seen in a comic.
Notos 14th Apr 2014, 1:22 PM edit delete reply
Notos
Thanks, I actually have lots of trouble drawing Vinnie from profile, so I'm glad it reads well!
princess_lom 14th Apr 2014, 12:15 PM edit delete reply
princess_lom
thats what im talking about :>
Notos 14th Apr 2014, 1:22 PM edit delete reply
Notos
Princess approved!
Destrucshot 14th Apr 2014, 12:23 PM edit delete reply
This was great.
Guest 14th Apr 2014, 3:05 PM edit delete reply
PS3 and 360 are no longer current. Those are last gen. I'm more of an Xbox gamer and those updates happen pretty quickly. The few times I've had to update the Blu-ray player... I mean PS3, it's taken forever, just like demos and digital games on that platform. I'd say that the scene in the comic reminds me more of my experience with PS.

I think you meant "a while", since "awhile" is only used if the phrase you're going for was "for a while", which you were not. You make a lot of grammatical errors (such as your liberal use of apostrophes to imply plurals), which is why I asked if English is your primary language.

This week's update was short, but enjoyable.

Question: do you base any of the characters on people you know in real life? I'm sorry if you've been asked this before. I don't usually read the comments. >.<
Notos 14th Apr 2014, 8:52 PM edit delete reply
Notos
Fixed. Grammar is not my strong point, hence why I'm an artist.
None of the characters are based on one single person, but all characters have some quirk or personality trait of a friend, family member or myself.
ObsidianGamer 14th Apr 2014, 4:13 PM edit delete reply
Notos you nailed it enough fan service to be satisfied but tastefully done as not to degrade the characters.

Love the last shot before the P-Comm. Looks like two people who are genuinely in love having their own private moment. Especially the first time two people who like each other can fully enjoy each other in privacy.

I've had times like that with the guys i've loved. And for me you definitely recaptures that feeling for me. Few are such precious moments and you captured that perfectly for me.
Grace 14th Apr 2014, 4:21 PM edit delete reply
Yeah! Go Vinnie! *claps*
Wuffles 14th Apr 2014, 6:50 PM edit delete reply
I don't know why, but I'm kind of getting a feeling Vinnie's gonna spark off a DLC revolution or something...
*groans*
Now I really can't wait to see what you're going to do to him next! This is why I both love and hate webcomics and the like... Such awesome stories and having to wait!
Notos 14th Apr 2014, 8:53 PM edit delete reply
Notos
A revolution might be an undertaking larger than Vinnie can handle, though I wont give away where the story goes from here.
Robo 14th Apr 2014, 8:26 PM edit delete reply
Hi, I'm really loving the comic so far! Especially this last page; Vinnie is cute as hell!

Perhaps it's a bit of an odd question given the style of the comic (flash-based, animated) but are there any plans for a printed or some other kind of hard-copy version in the future?
Notos 14th Apr 2014, 8:49 PM edit delete reply
Notos
I'm not sure how a printed version would work, unfortunately. A downside to the format of this comic. If anything, I'm planning to do some kind of 'compiled' version at the very end; one file that seamlessly goes through every page with no chapter breaks, maybe put in a commentary or something too. I'll most likely have it for free download, or put it on a handy USB drive for sale. Still awhile off.
Draginbeard 14th Apr 2014, 9:38 PM edit delete reply
Draginbeard
This was a good page, even being straight, I found the scene done tastefully, and endearingly.

Excellent stuff!
Notos 15th Apr 2014, 1:09 PM edit delete reply
Notos
Thanks, glad you think so!
Senso 14th Apr 2014, 10:28 PM edit delete reply
Daaaw. This comic is just way too cute and so fantastically done. I'm absolutely in love.
Midnight Jake 14th Apr 2014, 11:17 PM edit delete reply
It's going to be interesting to see how Vinnie reacts to his credit situation.

Just a question though: Did either one of them use protection?
Notos 15th Apr 2014, 2:34 PM edit delete reply
Notos
I guess that depends on what kind of 'activities' they engage in, I left that purposely ambiguous (for the most part).
kuma 15th Apr 2014, 2:07 AM edit delete reply
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bmarch 15th Apr 2014, 3:27 AM edit delete reply
AAANNNDDDD here comes the impersonal corporate mandate to spoil the sexy mood! Is this credit system typical of all cities in this future, just managed by different companies? It makes (brutal) sense if each city is it's own independent city-state, but I'd imagine there are confederations of ciities with the same corporate overlords? Heck, do countries (as we know them) still exist in this world?
Notos 15th Apr 2014, 2:32 PM edit delete reply
Notos
Hyperion City is the largest remaining city, other smaller establishments exist, and I image they have their own systems in place, only under different names. Think of it like all the different ISPs out there, all offering "better and cheaper service" than the last. After the disaster countries fell, reformed, merged etc. It's a much different world. Hyperion City is kind of like the seed of the new world.
penastephen3 16th Apr 2014, 4:46 AM edit delete reply
I truly have to say that this interactive web comic that you made is pretty awesome. I love how it gives you the feeling of being more involved and immersed in this universe in real time than most other comics.
Plus can I just say that you did a very tastefully job with this page, the right amount of hotness and mystery!
Notos 16th Apr 2014, 1:01 PM edit delete reply
Notos
Hey there, thanks!
Fairycancel 16th Apr 2014, 9:29 PM edit delete reply
This was actually painful for me but at the same time I felt happy. I had a break up with my boyfriend like a week ago so its so painful to watch and remember. I wish so much for something like this to happen to me. I can relate a lot to Vinnie since I am similar to him. Each time I give my love to someone it turns out badly and I wish that for once someone would do the same for me.
Notos 17th Apr 2014, 1:07 PM edit delete reply
Notos
Sorry for your bad news, I'm sure things will work out in time!
TheGaytistic 17th Apr 2014, 3:14 AM edit delete reply
Words cannot express this alone...
Only two words. HAWT, and uh-oh...
Such quick escalations pave way to suspense...

This is awesome.
bigbigtruck 17th Apr 2014, 5:06 PM edit delete reply
Just found this comic today and I'm blown away! Thanks so much for all the hard work and time you've poured into it. I've seen "motion" comics or interactive webcomics that are a little awkward, but this is seamless and very intuitive.
Really digging the premise and worldbuilding. And Vin is adorable <3

Also, I grew up on 80's and early 90's anime so lots of bonus nostalgia here, haha!
Notos 18th Apr 2014, 1:52 PM edit delete reply
Notos
Hey welcome aboard, a fellow oldschool anime fan! Glad you dig the comic.
CFT 17th Apr 2014, 6:03 PM edit delete reply
Vinnie needs to write a song about longing for someone and not being able to afford to love them... He puts that on the charts, he very might well spark a revolution.
Notos 18th Apr 2014, 1:53 PM edit delete reply
Notos
It would be a relatable track, for sure!
Marlee-The-Creator 17th Apr 2014, 7:04 PM edit delete reply
Marlee-The-Creator
I almost thought this was a chapter ending and panicked. It's a great page though! You did a wonderful mix of clean and nsfw! It's not boring but I'm also not afraid to look at this page while I'm sitting in my college library.
Notos 18th Apr 2014, 1:54 PM edit delete reply
Notos
Naw, I'll always end the chapters with an indicator so you'll know. And thanks for the kind words.
Keshiji 18th Apr 2014, 4:24 AM edit delete reply
Well, I've been an avid reader since the very first pages and I must say that I absolutely love this comic.

Thanks for sharing it and keep going with the great job! :D
Notos 18th Apr 2014, 1:54 PM edit delete reply
Notos
Cheers, glad you've enjoyed the ride so far!
fbeaver 18th Apr 2014, 6:05 AM edit delete reply
Ahhhhh yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh Vinnie
theBiZ 19th Apr 2014, 10:21 AM edit delete reply
Wow!! I'm so happy for Vinnie and Galvin. In all honesty I hope this isn't the last time we see them get THIS "romantic". :3
Notos 19th Apr 2014, 3:15 PM edit delete reply
Notos
Can't say much without giving anything away, I guess keep reading to find out!
Liska 20th Apr 2014, 1:43 PM edit delete reply
I'm straight, and this still makes me happy :D Can't wait to see what they do... SOMEONE needs to do something about the stupid swain corp. There doesnt' seem to be a point to DLC in the first place!
Notos 20th Apr 2014, 2:04 PM edit delete reply
Notos
Hey thanks! And the point to DLC is it's an easy way for a megacorporation to make money. We see many similar money grubbing schemes in real life, though probably not as blatant (well, maybe SOME are)
Liska 20th Apr 2014, 3:35 PM edit delete reply
That's, like, our entire world nowadays. It's part of why I like working for myself- it's financially stressful, but so much more relaxing and I don't feel like as much of a walking zombie, unless it's by choice of course!
John 9th Jan 2015, 12:26 PM edit delete reply
In my experience the quiet ones tend to be the most energetic in bed. It's like the channel all the flirty outrageous behaviour their more extroverted peers engage in.
John 9th Jan 2015, 12:26 PM edit delete reply
In my experience the quiet ones tend to be the most energetic in bed. It's like the channel all the flirty outrageous behaviour their more extroverted peers engage in.
Notos 9th Jan 2015, 2:26 PM edit delete reply
Notos
Turns out Vinnie is no exception to that theory.
Syggys 9th Jan 2015, 4:30 PM edit delete reply
Syggys
This is the best webcomic I've read so far. I love it!
Notos 9th Jan 2015, 7:55 PM edit delete reply
Notos
Cool thanks Syggys, welcome aboard!
Rexxie Wexxie. 14th Jan 2015, 4:57 AM edit delete reply
aww..
..gallie's a chubby chaser!

<3!

i hadn't been commenting on this dystopian future you've laid out for us..
..i've noticed that this story may not be getting finished for a long time (should you choose to continue with it, notos), so it remains to be seen if there shall be some sort of uprising happening, or what-have-you.

i see you haven't shied away from depicting "blood" and "dismemberment," so i deduce you're capable of going down a dark road, should you so desire.


in the meantime..
..i am happy to have the benefit of coming in late enough to not have to wait to see what happens with vince.

i wish to reserve further comment on this hyper-regulation on human interaction, until i feel confident i understand, completely, why this system is in place
Geoff Edevane 1st Oct 2015, 10:03 PM edit delete reply
This is now my favorite webcomic :)
cris 28th Oct 2016, 5:53 AM edit delete reply
your history is amazing, all characters, and how you show your art, but make me so mad about they have to paid for to be together.
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