Saturday update! Surprise! But alas, it's because I can't update next week because I am away- sorry again, these next two months are going to be chaos for me!
This is so sweet! c:
@Toast: you might think it's sweet but maybe you've failed to notice the horrifying flashbacks and the subtle mind-controlling or at least thought-influencing butterfly making Hero doubt and mistrust? hmm?
@Rogue: I'm not sure if that's a flashback. Assock is reacting as well to Negative
@Guest: Nah I think Assok is reacting to her squeezing the stuffing out of him, if he were stuffed.
@Rogue: Well, yes, but i was referring less to the fact that the butterfly is trying to get hero not to trust RGB, and more to the fact that hero is finding ways around that. I mean, the butterfly is clearly startled when hero talks about trusting the others to make judgments about RGB, so that's probably not it talking!
Oh cripes, I have no idea whether that butterfly is going to be evil or not. Immense suspense!
@Wafflehead_Man: D O N T T R U S T B U T T E R F L I E S
I'm sooooo glad to see negative again!!!
Also the butterfly seems suprised about hero's response
Yeah! Digest that butterfly, Hero!!!
Well I guess it's time to officially freak the hell out cause OMG BUTTERFLY
I know there's a huge amout of important things on this page, but one of my favorites is the fact that hero can say 'TOby' correctly. So if rgb can do the same then he literally has no excuse not to
noo but toby told her she's gonna die she shouldn't trust him D:
@martha: nah i think TOby only told her that more as a warning because of how many heroes failed before and what happened to him with the getting ripped apart anf all that. I think thats what he meant, i guess.
When I saw that butterfly on the last update, I thought it was part of the design of Hero's shirt and that I'd missed it this whole time.
@Tijopi11: I saw the butterfly and thought it was on the shirt, but I love its;"OH CRAP" moment.
Ooooh no no no. Bad things are happening.
I'm guessing the butterfly encourages/feeds on mistrust, because it seems shocked when Hero goes on to say she trusts Assok and the rest...
IN YOUR FACE YOU STUPID BUTTERFLY
YOUR PLANS HAVE FAAAAAAILLLLLEEDDDD
I'd rather trust RBG than the butterfly.
(OH MY GODS I'M FREAKING OUT)
RGB hasn't done much to be trusted or liked since the first page of this comic. So I can't blame Hero for being distrustful.
Yet I still feel a little bad for the guy, he seemed pretty saddened by her answer.
I'm pretty sure the butterfly represents wisdom or trust itself (which is funny considering the caterpillar/worm-like creatures are doubts). But I don't really think it's evil.
This makes me feel really bad for RGB. This one time, I genuinely feel like he's being sincere, only to be shut down. I mean, I would trust him... Then again, we see just how badly Hero's experience with BW has scarred her mentally, so I don't blame her.
@AceofSpades: The butterfly actions wouldn't make much sense if it were wisdom or trust, given that it is encouraging hero not to trust rgb.
@Toast: that's not entirely correct. The butterfly never told hero not to trust rgb. Looking back, all it did was ask if she trusted him (to which she replied no), and told her that "this is not his journey" and "these are not his decisions". I think the butterfly is more encouraging her to think for herself.
Besides, based on what might have happened to previous "heroes", maybe it really is wise not to trust rgb. In which case, maybe not trust, but Wisdom could very well still work
@AceofSpades: nice theory, but I'm still vying for the butterfly being 'anxiety' or something along those lines. IE something that seems to be wise or makes logical sense at the time, but really just makes you panic and thus more vulnerable.
Also, butterflies in your chest/stomach? Eh, just a thought.
@idk just thinking out loud: that's also very possible. I know I said I didn't think the butterfly is evil, I could very well be wrong. Or at least, it could represent something negative.
The whole "butterflies in your stomach" thing is a really interesting thought, too.
@AceofSpades: Doubts are caterpillary things ... perhaps this is the mature form of a Doubt.
@ara_macao: it could be skepticism. Telling you to ask questions and think instead of just distrusting strange things on instinct alone.
@AceofSpades: Could the butterfly be independence? Surely that must precede wisdom. But then again, that has to be preceded by self awareness / consciousness.
@idk: also intrigued by butteryfly / anxiety
Maybe it's meant to be more than one thing (like a butterfly's metamorphosis): caterpillars of doubts lead to anxiety then awareness / perspective then independence (of thought), then wisdom???
I'm way overthinking this GREAT COMIC!!!!!
Maybe the butterfly is hero.
I don't think the butterfly should be trusted, given that the page after its introduction where it told hero not to trust rgb, hero was found with a lie.
.......Is Hero's schism healing?!
@Izu-chan: I think so :)
Please make panel 5 into a wallpaper, it is creepy/groovy as hell
The one time RGB attempts to genuinely be nice towards Hero. U tried, bro
Also I love how RGB goes straight to soldier position when Hero shouts at him xD
Seriously excited to see where this will go, regardless how long I have to wait. I love this comic to bits
Yikes. I don't think my feelings can handle the amount of cuteness and horror packed into this page.
did anyone ever think that the butterfly might be hate,,
@snip snops: I swear to god if it is, I'm gonna be pissed xD
I've noticed that it only appears to Hero and is pretty much hiding from rgb... so that's something to think about.
alright ok. mod said a long time ago that the butterfly was supposed to look like a face, with the light-grey part looking like a mouth of sorts. It doesn't mean much, but its fun to look at the eye-and-mouth expressions together that the butterfly makes
Oh. My. God.
Sweet jesus. Your comic instills the wonderment of Howl's Moving Castle and it's siblings while at the same time being fantastically unique.
Your art style, characters and overall pacing are all outright spectacular, by the way.
Please keep up this stunning work at your leisure.
Just read the entire comic in once ! This is absolutely awesome !!! I can't wait to see where you laed us ! <3
the look on the butterfly's "eyespots" in the third-to-last panel seems like a look of "Say WHAT now!?" to me. XD
looks like RGB wins this round you little monochrome menace! Yeah, i don't trust that butterfly. ^^;
I love how RBG reaches his hand out in this page and before when Hero reached out to hold RBG's hand, RBG didn't like that. So cool.