Comic 438 - Cato 3.10.41
14th Apr 2019, 11:41 AM in Book three, Chapter ten - Wyrm
Cato 3.10.41
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joeyballast
And with that, I'm done!

On hiatus until late summer :D

Once I'm done the hiatus I'll either keep on plugging away, reboot with an entirely new setting and design (or keep plugging away but suddenly we're in a magi-punk setting with airships and flying castles instead of spaceships) OR wrap up with a quick run through the story and then do an epilogue. We'll see!

I'll try and post random drawings and designs about once a week.

Thanks for reading!

You can follow my other art and stuff on instagram @bradenhallett
User comments:
Guest (Guest) edit delete reply
Awwww...I'm gonna miss this. :(
joeyballast edit delete reply
joeyballast
Weird thing to say, but I'm glad you'll miss it :)

It'll be back.
joeyballast edit delete reply
joeyballast
'weird thing to say' as in my response is weird, not your original comment :)
MadMango edit delete reply
MadMango
Grrr...I was put down as a generic "guest" again. Considering some of the comments I've put down in the past, 'weird thing to say' would have worked either way. :)
hykez87 edit delete reply
hykez87
Man, that's really sad but it seems like he still saved her in a different way.
joeyballast edit delete reply
joeyballast
SUPER sad. But Rhea's certainly happy with the outcome (considering the alternative). In the original script she wound up going with them, but that really doesn't work with what I've got planned anymore :(
navegar edit delete reply
Maybe I am dense, but why could not Rhea depart with them?

seems very arbitrary
Toccatta edit delete reply
I'm not entirely sure, but I think it goes a little something like this: Cato has some ID tags that Rhea has asked him to deliver (Cato 3.9.19). I'm pretty sure that's the promise that Rhea is referring to on this page. If Rhea comes along, then there's really no need for Cato to get involved, since she can deliver them herself.
Toccatta edit delete reply
On the other hand, if you're asking why she doesn't just walk onto the Grimalkin... her suit is out of power and she either can't or won't take it off (My money is on "can't").
Onasaki edit delete reply
Onasaki
They just didn't make it in time. Essentially. The entire station was about to blow up, and there was enemies on all fronts. It was literally impossible for them to escape with Rhea, they'd need time to hook her up to the battery, and the battery to actually _charge_ the suit enough to get her to move. Then whether or not Rhea actually would've gone even if she was restored.

I don't think she would've, at this point. I'm a bit sad Rhea is gone, but sometimes you can't save everyone. Which is a harsh lesson that Cato had to learn here.
joeyballast edit delete reply
joeyballast
Toccatta and Onasaki got it :)

Suit's out of power, and enemies are closing in. If they stay to figure out how to load that suit on the ship, they're gonna die.
MadMango edit delete reply
MadMango
Plus, if they DID manage to get her charged up before all Hades blew I'm pretty sure she would have stayed to fight and buy them more time.
joeyballast edit delete reply
joeyballast
Probably :) But then again Rhea does seem utterly pragmatic.
Feleri (Guest) edit delete reply
I'm really looking forward to this going on... so curious to see what would come next.
*patiently impatient* :)
joeyballast edit delete reply
joeyballast
Thanks :D I'm glad you enjoyed it. With any luck we'll find out what happens next over the next few years XD
MadMango edit delete reply
MadMango
*stomp stomp* Is it late summer yet?
joeyballast edit delete reply
joeyballast
I swear I'll turn this comic around! ;)
Siren (Guest) edit delete reply
I REALLY love this comic, and hope you don't reboot it - especially not with a new setting. A quick wrap up and epilogue would be better. The story brilliantly transforms from a hard sci-fi slice of life to scifi epic with a dash of cosmic horror so I really hope you won't throw it away.

Not getting to learn more about the parasitic evil thing (wyrm?) and Rhea's dog tags would be a tragedy.
joeyballast edit delete reply
joeyballast
I'm so glad you enjoyed it :D

I'm pretty sure I'm gonna keep on goin'. Though the art style may get standardized and simplified a bit so I can spend a little less time on pages :)

Thanks for reading! It was really awesome to read all your comments :)