A bit less violent today.
Hope you’re enjoying the pages. And thank you again for coming here every day…posting comments…and sharing your thoughts.
Yes… Yes ma’am. That is a lot to ask. 😀
He shoulda stuck with Felicity.
She wouldn’t have hassled him about his life-choices.
But he hasnt made any life choices. Everyone needs something that drives them to do better. Alex found his right there.
Wouldn’t anything that they build together be built on his dreams?
Maybe she oughta slow down, Alex looks like he needs some time to process all that’s happened in the last three minutes, lol.
Oh, and VOTE!! 😉
Interesting choice of words there. Interesting indeed.
Sco3tt, your first comment made me laugh.
As I’ve said a million times, I have only two words for this:
I think she is being a little too forward. He needs to be like “Woah. Woooooooooah.”
I mean dude just came back and kissed her once(?). Moving too fast!
…Is it just me, or does the dragon broach thingie on her top look really similar to the Batman design? ((I dunno, maybe I’m even crazier than I previously thought? Lol))
Scott, one thing I notice is that Alexander’s face seems to have much less range of expression than many of the other characters. Today for example, it just seemed like there was only one flavor of ‘surprised’ that could be used. Are there just less animations made for him than the others? Or is this a design choice?
Last cell is a great emotional plea …
(she is looking a bit cross-eyed though)
Awesome again, Scott. This dialogue (well, monologue in these last two pages), I luvs it =)
Is it just me? Does anyone else think that Nastajia looks much prettier when sad? … Scott I love your art normally. Its just this one little detail that has always bugged me. You continue to be one of my favorite web comic authors d(^_^)b.
panels 3&4: Hi there! Alexander Carter, Dipsh*t Extraordinaire. Pleased to DURRRRRRRRRRRR
(about the only thing missing is, he’s not actually breathing through his mouth)
It’s good exposition.
But it does, truly, make me wonder if there is a possibility of a true “happy ending” for Alex.
Whoa. Scott, have you been spying on me? This sounds more and more like a discussion I’ve actually had. Of course, it would have helped if the one talking to me had been as romantic and loving as Nastajia’s being…
It kinda looks like Alex is trying to pull away. He seems to be leaning back, and I’m not sure I can blame him.
Alex, if you mess this up, you will really regret it… (and if I were in his position, I’d definitely do anything for Stajia… I mean, with a look like that, I’d rush off to war for her).
Compared to the woman I married, Nastajia is totally a model of self-restraint here. 🙂
Alex appears to be speechless. Considering his track record, that may actually have survival value….
I will say, to Alex’s credit, that even the prospect of being King of Dreamland doesn’t seem to have croggled him as much as possibly letting Nastajia down.
Scott, sorry to rain on the parade of all the positive comments so farâ€¦ but something’s been bugging me since the appearance of the ‘new’ Nastajia. She seems a different person; kind of like she had a Jeckill & Mr Hide-like split personalityâ€¦ or a hidden (nicer) twin! I think something changed in her brows and mouthâ€¦ they lack this characteristic haughty bit. Although the moment is obviously more romantic, this attitude should spring back now and then, especially when lecturing Alex? On the other hand, her eyes now feel disturbinglyâ€¦ snake-like. The iris looks smaller and/or brighter (particularly in last panel), giving her an alien look. But maybe it’s an elf thing? I still think they should be toned down, especially as the light is low.
Now I hope all this doesn’t sound too negativeâ€¦ keep up your great work! 😀
It always start with the whole will be together forever speech and then it’s “honey take out the trash” “not right now the game is on” sort of thing 🙂
“built on your …dreams”
Well he’s DREAMING isn’t he? *chuckles* awe. I think I just ruined a kodak moment 😉
I always wonder what is going to happen if Alex does defeat Nic… I hope something good… I mean, he has to find a way to stay in dreamland by Nastajia, right?!!!!!
great pages by the way:P
Nice page scott. but please Najasta’s new look is so much better. Leave her hair down. and i love her current outfit.
Ho-boy is she ever laying it on thick. He’s just going “WHOA, woman, slow down! Can’t we just, like, do dinner and a movie first or something?” XD
I think she’s about to scare him awake. Then I think he’s gonna take up running, starting at his front door and ending at the other end of the country. He’s got that deer in the headlites look.
What great comments.
To answer some of your questions.
Nastajia’s head is the EXACT SAME head as before. We literally cut it off…and put it on the new body.
Gave her new hair.
But this is the same Nastajia from before. Promise.
Same expressions. Same eyes. Everything.
Maybe the hair is making it FEEL different. And that’s great.
That means I did my job. She has a new look.
But I promise. This is still Nastajia.
Hehe, I’m enjoying this little exchange in the past few pages =) I think it makes their relationship more realistic. So many couples have these kind of “catch guy off guard unintentionally” conversation followed by the guy’s confusion about her motive, then the girl’s frustration that the guy didn’t understand her right away. Nastajia is such a sweetie for trying to calm down and explain herself, although she’s a bit more forward with the “of course we’re gonna be together!” than I would have expected at this stage in their relationship =P Guess it comes with being a princess who is suddenly the stand-in queen. Can’t shake that “leadership quality” =P
Nastajia has had eight years to dream of what she thought Alex would be like; but I think she is about to find that “dreamed” and “reality” are two different things. I hope she can handle the disappointment.
Damn it! I hate it when this happens, I find a really good web comic, feverishly read it from the beginning and then hit the wall that is the page your up to in the story. It’s like a really good book that someone ripped the last few chapters out of the end.
Nice work, I haven’t been this enchanted in a long time, thanks a lot. Part of me wants to see this made into a CGI film.
Great dialog! Nastajia is both formidable (yesterday) and vulnerable (today).
Now how long will it take for Alex to step up to the plate?
I finally caught up…
So, I got my first ever issue after seeing a preview in a Free Comics Day sampler many years ago. After 2 issues, my son and I could not find it again and, sad, let it go.
A few weeks ago, I googled on a whim to see if I could find out whatever happened to this title and whether there was a chance at all I could find out how it ended… and here I am. I was overjoyed to find this!
And now that my son is old enough to read on his own (has been for some time) I’ll buy the books for him to get all caught up.
Glad you’re still doing this and know that you have two more readers out here following along!
Oh, and I should go vote too 🙂
I love today’s page. Nastajia wants to know that a relationship with Alexander will be beneficial to herself, the elven kingdom, and all of dreamland. I spent four years with my boyfriend before I was able to make this statement. I’m glad she’s standing up for her beliefs.
ehy,he’s of age20,how can he think about marraige,nor he dont have any knowledge regarding marring someone…
he needs some time….
Ah, the crux of the matter… What ARE his dreams, wants, and hopes? It’s… uncanny how close this is coming to my own life, which is odd. I don’t normally identify with characters in books or stories or movies or games like this, kinda cool that I can, even if the identification’s with a… Less then perfect person. =D
but the previous hair style is sexy………….
for this time its ok,but during the war please make it as usual
Always good to have a touch of romance to add to the depth of a story. Nice glance into the relationship of two important characters. Thanks for another great page, Scott.
Hey, elves are perilous, love is perilous, dreams and hopes are perilous. Alex is learning that peril is not always to be avoided, that there are times when it is worse to be completely free of danger than walking on the edge.
yes ma’am just don’t push me of any more cliffs : )
They only want one thing from you – EVERYTHING!!!
It’s nice to see such a sensitive and romantic side to Nastajia. It doesn’t come out all that often! 😀
Dan is gonna get such an earful when Alex wakes up. May it not be for another month. Nastajia is being a little forward, but I think she was raised kind of like a European monarch of olden days or most any fantasy novel I’ve read that dealt directly with a royal family: be married as soon as you come of age. Wheras Alex, I’m guessing, was raised to take his time with a career and family, and at 20, I don’t blame him for taking his sweet time. Plus when Bognok suggested that Alex become the next rightful human king, Nastajia, being raised for royalty, supports it all the way. Alex, I can’t imagine him aiming higher then some kind of mid-management position, if that. So to be given the grand title of king, and knowing he can’t screw up and hurt the land he loves, it’s tough. He needs to explain that and hopefully get her to chill a little bit. That and get back to the romance, if only for Nastajia’s sake.
I very much love your comic, but I have a habit of reading comics very sporadically. I was wondering if you could possibly put a set of navigation buttons ABOVE the comic as well as below it, so I don’t have to close my eyes and try not to ruin it for me as I keep hitting back to find the place I was at 🙂
Welcome new readers. Thank you for posting!
And Koiji71 (and anyone else who can’t come here every day)…
When you’re done reading…click TAG PAGE at the top right of the page (right below Store).
That will BOOKMARK your page.
Next time you come back (on the same computer) come here…and click…GOTO TAG and it will open the page at the bookmark.
Hope that helps.
Way to go girl! tell them him up front what you need/want… best way to deal with men! 🙂
Nastajia is asking Alex to do the one thing he has more problems with than anything else in the world: THINK! 😀
She’s clearly a lot more mature and focused than he is. He’s gonna have to change if he doesn’t want to lose her…
Love the Hero’s Journey: become a man, win the Princess! Classic 🙂
*Giggles* this is almost word for word a conversation my husband and I had just before we got engaged. What a warm fuzzy moment this could be if Alex doesn’t screw it up.
I have some faith. Alex has been able to respond well in back to the wall emotional situations previously, and could do it again. I just like the method – violence to make sure he’s awake, than the pleading to solidify the heavy guilt. 🙂
And in today’s strip, Alex can be seen sporting the “Oh crap, I thought women in Dreamworld didn’t have these kinds of conversations” look…
I just finished reading through the whole comic.. just wanted to say I love it and will definitely keep reading 🙂
Alex looks like he just got hit with a 2×4, poor guy.
Yeah… ‘Staj is officially Tsundere. I love it.
(And remember, Alex, you can’t run away from your dreams… 😛 )
so one question then..how would you go about marrying the girl of your dreams literally? She’s only there when i close my eyes….you say that out loud and you might wake up in a mental hospital. Either Way great comic cant wait to read the next page.
All I could think of was another webcomic where they were talking about a similar future and one of the characters screams “BABIES!!” scaring the first character out of the scene…and then I laughed pretty hard.
I’m just wondering whether Alex jumped back up to Nastajia, or she jumped down? I’m guessing the latter: Alex probably knows better by now.
I’ve really been enjoying these past few pages, mainly due to the fact that Nastajia looks a LOT more expressive in her new character model. The difference is palpable, and she really feels more dynamic.
Well, I’ve heard worse things asked for! ^_~
bmonk: If you’ll look back at the comic before this one, it’ll answer your question
How could anyone stand against the wind from her eyelashes?
I’d like to see Alex try to get Nastajia to meet his parents.
Or even better…SUCCEED.
“Son, give me a minute here…it’s not every day a mother finds out her son is marrying a Vulcan.”
Omg, THAT look. :XD Alex has lost allready. 🙂
I wonder if Alex’s babys are gonna look like?I mean part human part elf and could the babies leave dreamland?
This may be the beginning of a very, very drawn out decision that Alex will need to make by the end of the comic about which world he ultimately stays in.
As soon as I heard hopes and dreams, I thought, asriel… 🙂
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