Name Game: A Boy and His Bike Part 3

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Why hello there Mr Tonal Shift, how are you today?

This is getting pretty deep.

That was the single most moving panel I've ever seen in a webcomic.

Uh-oh...I have a feeling the "deepness" is gonna stab me to get me teary.

To quote Keanu Reeves favorite line of all time...

"Whoa."

Getting Deja Vu to that scene from Critical Miss. You know the one

Hello Buzz Killington.

Well, Jack, if I ran a company, and you wanted a job, I'd give you one you could support them with, because I take the Zonker route to helping others.

Thats why he punched Lady GaGa, He became a man and had some emotions that needed sorting.

Mind if I vomit real quick? I'll do it quietly.

God damn this is getting depressing.

Inspiring but depressing.

I'm enjoying this backstory. Keep up the good work.

The more I see this story, the more I hope he ends up with Alix for a happy conclusion...

I think I might tear up. Manly tears of course.

And so, shit gets real

You know, I don't think this would be nearly as moving if it wasn't for the months of wacky kooky fun leading up to this point. I'm curious where it'll end up but hoping to get some silliness soon, though do appreciate the risk breaking form.

It's like I actually heard a violin playing.

amaranth_dru:
To quote Keanu Reeves favorite line of all time...

"Whoa."

I would have said "I know Kung Fu" but it has nothing to do with this situation.

OT: And now he returns. My bet is he burdens so much and that's why he is so angry.

this was really sad. I'm getting real attached to these characters, especially Jack. I wonder what Alix's backstory is like

Excellent backstory-story you got going there. Really sad and I hope we see other characters explained as well.

Ahhh! *puts hands to chest* If you pull any harder on my heart strings, you'll rip them out.
This story just got serious. I like it!

"There's only one man who can do it"
Isaac Clarke from Dead Space 2, play now on Gakai
oh wait, damn ad.
Would've been more moving if it had less Dead Space 2.

amaranth_dru:
To quote Keanu Reeves favorite line of all time...

"Whoa."

The Cheezy One:
Getting Deja Vu to that scene from Critical Miss. You know the one

THE MATRIX IS CHANGING!
...
*insert deja vu cat scene here*
...
Yeah, this series seems like a drastic change of tone for Name Game. Luckily, Critical Miss is getting funnier (mean that in a nice way. the AC:R was well done), so it balances out. It's an interesting shift, and the backstory is nice.
While the darker tone is an interesting change of pace, if the backstory behind other characters is like this, please space the arcs out.

amaranth_dru:
To quote Keanu Reeves favorite line of all time...

"Whoa."

to quote his next best line, This comic was "EXCELLENT!" *air guitar riff*

This is getting rather depressing. We're seeing his past, and how he had so much put on his shoulders, except we know how bitter and cynical Jack has become as an adult.

I think the fact that this is normally such a funny strip has allowed me to get attached enough to the characters that this tonal shift to serious actually is sad and I actually care what happens. Yay, Lee Lee.

Hmm... Still hasn't made me sympathetic to my least favourite character in this. Oh well, I guess nothing will. Still quality stuff though.

Why does this happen to all good webcomix?

*funny funny funny funny funny weird funny funny awkward funny DRAMA DRAMA DRAMA DRAMA DRAMA DRAMA (little bit of funny) DRAMA DRAMA DRAMA!..."

That's about the time I stop reading, once its lost all freshness.
Critical Miss is treading heavily in this territory lately too.
Just... Why?!

^^^

That's kinda what I thought too. My first thought upon reading this comic was "Is Name Game on the chopping block?"

Frankly, I kinda found it refreshing when Rich Burlew (Order of the Stick) pointed out that, sometimes, people like Belkar don't have a tragic backstory that made them the way they are. They just turned out to be that way.

Unhappy Crow:
I'm enjoying this backstory. Keep up the good work.

Agreed, please keep this atmosphere. It really adds a lot to the feel and presence of your comic.

Harry Mason:
Why does this happen to all good webcomix?

*funny funny funny funny funny weird funny funny awkward funny DRAMA DRAMA DRAMA DRAMA DRAMA DRAMA (little bit of funny) DRAMA DRAMA DRAMA!..."

That's about the time I stop reading, once its lost all freshness.
Critical Miss is treading heavily in this territory lately too.
Just... Why?!

I agree. First there's some light drama, then some character building, then BOOM! Before you know it there's miscarriages everywhere.

Grey Carter:
BOOM! Before you know it there's miscarriages everywhere.

Now THERE'S an unpleasant image...

It's nice that you are exploring your characters, I wouldn't drag it out so much, inject funny to break up the drama.

just my 2 cents.

Backstory is good and it prevents moments like "Wow! Where is that coming from?!". This backstory itself more and more becomes like a "Wow! Where is that coming from?!" moment. Actually if one person out there is very happy about this story it is worth its while.

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