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Arc 9 - N-STAC - Page 5
March 2, 2012

EDIT: If 25 24 20 19 18 17 more people (as of March 5) purchase either The Proposal or the Arc 5 Extension by the 20th, I will update What it Takes M/W/F for all of April. You guys are amazing!

_______ It's a new month, please vote to view the next page early!

I admit, I had Marlin use the awkward phrasing in the last page JUST so Colbey could ask this stupid question. And yes, despite what patronizing teachers say, there ARE stupid questions. And I also admit to throwing in the "Peter's peppers" thing just for kicks.

If you missed it on Wednesday, there is a new BONUS COMIC STORY available for purchase. If you go back one update, you can see a preview of it. I am flattered and humbled and amazed at the amount of support from you guys! I was a bit worried people wouldn't like the story, but apparently it's pretty fuckin' popular. So. I am ok with this. Please consider purchasing, ALL of this goes toward me having a fun spring break. All purchases enter you in a raffle for another drawing too!

The Proposal is a 13 page pdf that is an Arc 4 and Arc 8 extension. It's the story of how Peter proposed to Colbey, what happened to the Colbey the last night she saw Peter face to face, and why they haven't seen each other in 8 years. There are 1-4 illustrations per page.

Click the image below to purchase! You will be forwarded to the PDF after purchase by clicking "return to donation coordinator" after check out.

In other news, here's something fun to talk about: I frequently get comments asking me if Colbey's character is based on myself.

I find this amusing.

The answer is yes. And no. I am Colbey, but I am also Peter, Scot, Marlin, and Arthur. When people write characters, the only way the characters are even slightly realistic is if they are based on actual experience. That experience is either a) lived or b) intimately observed.

Colbey is that perpetually frustrated and opinionated part of me that is searching every day for what is important. Peter is that idealistic, observant pacifist in me who is out to change the world, slowly learning the pessimistic rules of the rest of the world. Scot is that part of me who finds a deeper meaning in every experience and doesn't take life more seriously than eternity. Marlin is that smart-ass bastard part of me who would rather have fun than live up to his full potential. And Arthur is that cold, calculating, dispassionate part of me who believes some ends do indeed justify the means. They are all me. They are all NOT me. They are parts of me further fleshed out with quirks and histories and experiences I've never lived. This is the essence of writing characters. At least, for me.

So I hope that clears it up. ;)