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Wanted Alive: 3 Chins Joe 027

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Hello everyone. There has been a serious mix of good and bad fortune this week. On the bright side i managed to see several of my good friends i had not seen in months and even years since college ended. I also went to a comic convention, i haven’t done to one in about a year i believe. And i don’t know if i got old or my tastes changed but i couldn’t find pretty much anything  i would consider interesting there. The only thing i bought was the Volume 1 compilation of Saga by  Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples. On the bad side of news. My sister lost her job last week (under rather unpleasant circumstances out of anyone involved locally). Which means that while she is unemployed i will be the one sustaining our expenses for a while. I honestly don’t know what to say about this, things might be harsh for a while. Best of luck everyone!
  • meh

    ouch, sorry to hear that… you could try selling this comic, or something like that…. try to make some extra money, hang in there, everything works out somehow 🙂

    • Avencri

      To be honest i doubt selling the comic will do anything. It is free online to begin with. XD

      • meh

        you’d be surprised- there are people that will buy stuff just to help support the author or because theyre that crazy about the comic- plus if you include something special that you will only see if you buy the comic, then that may be even more incentive to go and buy it

  • MaveriKat

    Damn man, good luck. *Salutes*

  • william

    his supposed saviour was just an errand boy sent to retrieve some stolen property and to make sure 3-chins doesn’t talk? epic twist there, and here i thought tina would hafta face off against joe again.

  • Slimjam91

    Is this the last page, or is there one more before you move on to chapter 2?

    • Avencri

      One more and then chapter 2.

      • Slimjam91

        I wounder when you’ll have free time for the next page?

  • nikolai60

    Ouch, sorry to hear how things have gone, good luck, hope they get better quickly!

  • Rhennel the great.

    damn you must have horrible luck, just how many mirrors have you broke and black kittys cross your path?

  • Where did Hawkeye’s rifle go in that last panel?

  • Katboxer12

    Hey, anyone know when this uploads?

  • filmore1991

    When do the maker of this comic think would be a good time to finish up chapter 1? cause its been 3 years and were still on chapter 1 still ; ;. I really hope this comic didn’t discontinue.

  • filmore1991

    When do the maker of this comic think would be a good time to finish up chapter 1? cause its been 3 years and were still on chapter 1 still ; ;. I really hope this comic didn’t discontinue.

  • filmore1991

    Would help to give everyone a update for why it takes so long then to leave people hanging on the comic. Also to explain when will the next page be updated. I mean i really love to hear more of Tina of the South. I don’t want the comic to discontinue :<.

  • Dan Steele

    Back to waiting, but I hope your family situation improves!

  • slimjam9

    still no update?

  • filmore1991

    Any new updated sketch picks of sitala before chapter 2 comes soon?

  • Rocket T. Coyote

    Oh-oh.

  • Slimjam91

    Just to let you guys know that Avencri has been too busy with work in real life. I had talked to him in email last month about when he’ll be able to continue on “Tina Of the South” comic. Right now his news paper job has been keeping him very busy until its hard for him to schedule a good time to process back on his both comics. Right now about all we can do is wait until Avencri gives the word for his available time to get back to drawing. Also if you guys did not see the next page That Avencri will work on next for T.O.T.S. here it is for the final page: http://avencri.tumblr.com/post/53619697065/the-final-page-of-chapter-1-of-tina-of-the-south

  • Giraku

    Cant wait for the next. I’m eager to see more of Tina and her wild west adventures! Though, I’ll flip a table if she fights a giant Mechanical spider 😛

    • Aaron Goodrick

      You are dangerously close to calling the lorde of ironies. (suddenly the world becomes steam-punk)

  • slimjam91

    Is this ever gonna continue?

  • Sierra

    when’s the next one?

  • slimjam91

    Hop this doesn’t take until next yer for another page ; ;

  • slimjam91

    Hope*

  • Desmonaea

    Don’t worry, everything will be alright! :3 Just support your family and do what you have to. The comic is great and yes, it’s great to get updates, but family is WAY more important. Please do the best you can and don’t lose hope! You’ll do fine!

  • Bruce Lawrence Bergman

    Re: The Poll on Color Vs. Greyscale – You left off the third choice. C (X) Dude(s?), it’s all good and it’s your comic, do what you want.

    Sometimes Color is actually quicker and easier than Grey, if you can avoid the urge to spend hours on shading aging and lighting…

  • Raptor052

    And suddenly I have a flashback to Evangelion from the bottom left panel.

    • Wrong_Side

      Same here, I like how the spear and everything is similar.

  • Majinkoba

    So yeah, cutting that arm off looking better by the minute

    • Jackson Miles

      Hey maybe she can get a robot arm from Claire?

      • Majinkoba

        Sure, but I kidd, it likely wouldn’t be that easy anyway

        • Victor Masi

          why do I get the feeling Rey is going to lose her right hand in the next Star Wars movie…..also Sesame and her can join the club of right hand amputees, right up with Luke Skywalker, Jaime Lannister and Ash from Evil Dead

  • Jackson Miles

    Claire seems, I want to say pissed. But, by her fur color meaning she’s an older version, and by her rage. I’d say something happened in the past to the point where she hates Sesame’s guts.

    • HWYM

      I looked more closely at Claire and her eye color has gone from blue to gray. You might be right about the “Older version” of Claire yet, the change of the color of her eyes doesn’t seem right does it?

      • Jackson Miles

        Or it could possibly be her daughter or descendant

      • Jonathan Vasquez

        I don’t think it’s an older Claire but more of a combination of Sesames guilt and the hurt that Claire has had ever since. In other words, this is a side of Claire that blames her. Like everyone has those thoughts and feelings they keep to themselves
        Only Sesame gsts to see it from everyone since Claire won’t be the only one to appear, Kibbles feeling untrustworthy and so on. They’re not real but what they think or feel is. Sesame needs to pacify these Encounters in order to escape.
        BTW I see Dagabah from Star Wars and Force Unleashed II, a bit of Bleach, Evongelion, Another, and last, Kingdom Hearts too. But that’s me.

        • Shadowkey392

          Excellent theory! I have to say I agree with it!

          • Jonathan Vasquez

            Thanks! And thanks for replying to some of my comments too. Really helpd!

  • Nighter3D

    Don’t you just hate it when different reallities colliding result in horrifiying imagery and being seen as responsible for some kind of possible world ending event?? ^^;

    Do find it intrigueing tough. It raises questions to the nature of the reality they occupy and the role of the ubers which are obviously way more then just a bunch of trinkets.

    Man this webcomic got really dark the last few pages <.<

    • Jackson Miles

      Yep. And just think, it started off like any RPG adventure

      • Skidddog

        Remember that when we started this comic… we had NO idea what to do with it. We didn’t have a single page written.. But it’s developed a lot since then.

        • neksuscat .

          And we love every bits of it! ^w^
          I wish Gen17 was going same way, it was a fun comic to read..

          • Shadowkey392

            Same.

        • Shadowkey392

          And you’ve done a fantastic job of it!

  • Victor Masi

    anyone else getting an Age of Ultron vibe at this point?: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxkdS4TfGBo

  • Tallon-1

    good now we have reached bioshock .-.

    • somebodywhoknowsthings

      Funny you mention that, I just got done beating BioShock 2 yesterday and I am now playing BioShock Infinite.

  • cr1ms0n t1ger

    And, just like that, the WDF-o-meter imploded and took what was left of my rational thought with it.

    In other news

    So this is like a multiverse nexus. But, Claire’s presence… is it possible that she and/or her father/some version of them created all of this?

  • Zif

    I’m getting a fullmetal gate vibe from the middle left panel… I’m not going to be surprised if she loses an arm and leg.

  • Majinkoba

    In what I would dub “the crucifix” panel, Sesame seems to be underground with roots either growing into her or growing out of her (maybe both). Perhaps this means that she is the root of cause of a chain of events that has now been set into motion or has even been repeating.

    Claire being there could represent a problem trying to be solved, that is what scientists do best?, and she is frustrated at Sesame because she is the root cause of a problem that she cant seem to solve, perhaps a paradox of sorts.

    • cr1ms0n t1ger

      Interesting… I feel like I’m repeating myself by saying this, but I always thought that Claire was the one in the center of it all. All the events that happened so far are because of her on one level or another. But, what if… it’s not just her, but both of them? Like two peaces of the grand universal puzzle. Two people, polar opposites, forever at odds, canceling each other out. Like by some sort of balance.

      And everything here. That’s just a visual interpretation. Her mind cannot comprehend what she’s seeing, so it’s compensating. But that still wouldn’t explain why is it futuristic pods, and not some arcane, middle-ages stuff… Maybe a hybrid of visual interpretation and reality around it? And the fact that there are others in pods… like Kylar with his robotic leg…

      My brain hurts now…

      • Majinkoba

        well then how about this curve ball, what if this Claire sent the Claire WE know back in time herself to do something. After all our Claire said herself that pod had never done that before in past testing, so what if this is simply time being manipulated from an outside source to try and achieve some type of outcome.

        • cr1ms0n t1ger

          Outside manipulation was a guess I had, but I was thinking a wizard did it or something. From what I originally thought, Claire being there and then looks more like some sort of… temporal fixation or something. Something that must always happen. And, judging by everything here, it does, it is, it will be and it has been happening for a long time. And, maybe that’s what this Claire wants to solve/fix? To break that cycle.

          This looks a lot like that one scene at the end of The Name of the Doctor, where Clara jumps into the Doctor’s timeline. Many Doctors, many Claras… I’m starting to think that Stephan Moffat had something to do with all of this…

  • Hfar

    Something tells me that something is messing with Sesame’s head.

    • JohnZScott

      It’s got to be the uber on her arm. Poor girl probably won’t be getting much sleep I’m afraid.

  • JohnZScott

    My theory is that this is a vision of the future…

  • Dakota Miyamoto

    Well… this got dark rather quickly

  • Alex Smith

    *Steps back… takes it all in*
    I will wait, and see what happens!

  • MrAMP

    Well, this escalated quickly in the “what the heck” is going on here! O_O

    And to think that this all originally started as a parody on RPG and roleplaying. Now, it’s turn into something very intriguing. From the looks of it, I’m getting the whole government or secret, experimental lab facility vibe like in the Assassin Creed Franchise, which would mean that these Ubers are like Pieces of Eden and that all these variations of Sesame’s are ancestors across one plain of existence or across multiple universes. By that logic, that would mean that Claire has some means of self-inserting herself into these realities for firsthand experience to find something. As for the red eyes and black hands, I’m getting the whole Bill Cipher vibe from Gravity Falls. That third to last panel reminds me of Jesus Christ on the cross with a rose crown I saw back in Germany.

  • *sniff sniff* *sniff sniff* I smell incoming Gainax Ending…

  • dtlux14

    Ok, I’m probably supposed to know what’s happening here, but I just came to the story I saw somewhere and read this page.

    Looks like a great comic though, I should give it a read sometime.

  • Aroma Lady Nova

    Well, this took a drastic turn. This page is much more disturbing than the jaunty romp through Ye Olde Anthro RPG this comic has been so far.

  • themexbrine

    shit went from 0 to 100
    REAL FUCKING QUICK

  • Victor Masi

    Panel 5: I believe she’s right next to Eric Idle…… Always look on the briiiiiiiiiight side of life (whistles)

  • Shadow Fox

    I think I know what’s going on, the Uber is showing Sesame the inside of Claire’s subconscious. While Claire is a genius, she lacks social skills, this is probably how her subconscious is able to deal with others, by putting them in “tubes” but analyzing each on at a time, each Sesame that we see is Claire’s subconscious trying to analyze her in a way that Claire’s waking mind is able to understand and also show’s how Claire feels about Sesame.

    In the page before the last one, we see Sesame following Claire, which might be her going into Claire’s mind, she’s also in Evyr wearing the same underwear she’s currently in. The last page has her opening up a door from the chamber, but notice that when she comes out, she’s dry, so she’s not waking up from a virtual reality. But we see all sorts of Sesames, there’s a male one which may be Claire thinking that Sesame isn’t very lady like, there’s two Sesame’s that looks like warriors in this and the previous page, symbolizing that she thinks Sesame is a strong and good fighter, but ere’s also some disturbing imagery. The previous page has a mutilated Sesame, while this one has one with her eyes sown shut and another that’s disemboweled and crucified, this would be a form of wish fulfillment, Claire being angry at Sesame, thinking how she’s blind and won’t see things from Claire’s point of view, she wants to hurt Sesame and possibly even kill her. This can be solidified with Claire blaming Sesame and choking her in the final panel as it is Sesame’s fault that Claire is stuck in Evyr without Proto.

    The Uber telling Sesame that this place being a juncture, how she’s been there many times before, how roots run deep and what one existence is to the next along with fragile minds, could be a cryptic way of explaination as to how Claire’s mind works. Sesame is the root cause of Claire being stuck in Evyr, because of that Sesame is constantly on Claire’s mind and each version of Sesame we see is a different existence that Claire is trying to put her in, resulting in Sesame going through the “juncture” or Claire’s consciousness to her subconscious in a way to validate what Sesame is to Claire. Claire has a fragile mind, we’ve see her freak out, we’ve seen her not being able to cope with stress which is probably due to her parents constantly fighting.

    The Uber is probably showing Sesame all this because it knows that for whatever is down the road that they’re going to face, Sesame is going to need Claire by her side and with the way things are going between them, Claire may just back stab or at least abandon Sesame altogether when Claire gets her pod and Proto back. So the Uber wants Sesame to understand Claire and get on better terms with her so that Claire doesn’t abandon Sesame when she’ll need her the most.

    You may be thinking that Claire wouldn’t abandon Sesame, but Claire still isn’t really on good terms with her, she’s being civil but we haven’t seen what’s been going on inside her head, until now. If this is Claire’s subconscious then we’re getting a really good look at how she sees Sesame.

    Of course the only thing that makes this theory fall apart is Kylar is in one of the tubes and they haven’t even run into him yet, unless it’s an error on the writer and artist’s part by including him in it.

  • Stephen Gilberg

    When I said it was getting creepy, I didn’t know the half.

  • Okay, this webcomic just hit a high number on the WTF real quick and it’ll probably rise as we go on further with the story and this nightmare sequence.

    As much I could theorize, I do see how that old fox that’s wringing Sesame’s neck would resemble an older and seemingly much rage-enduced Claire. Now this other part might come from the last page, but I think what happened is that Sesame wasn’t able to take control of her Uber and thus it led to some sort killing or war path on her part, which not only had her kill thousands and thousands of people (from which I can assume that Valmont would be glad of), but literally had her friends killed as well, except Claire.

    Claire survived while Sesame could presumably have died from the Uber’s control. Claire then thought that she might’ve some sort of cloning thing back at her own time, so she (and probably Proto) did their best and fixed the time machine to go back to their present, which was the future. At some point after that, Claire managed to successfully clone her friends and slowly bring them back to life. If you’re going to ask how she did so, well, she might’ve brought their corpses back to her time period. Thought, Sesame’s body was very difficult to replicate because of the Uber’s effect on her DNA and thus resulting in many of the failures.

    While researching, Claire discovers several timelines where Sesame was meant to destroy and killing everything but in turn will be killed herself. The fox slowly loses hope for her friend and slowly tried to blame the grief on Sesame herself. As time went by, Claire sees that the rest of her friends still hasn’t woken up and felt herself getting much older, but still with a little bit of determination while still holding contempt and hatred for Sesame.

  • Mrstealth1993

    Well this definitely has gone really damn deep.

  • Dart Devious

    All these squares make a circle.

  • Ratz

    Maybe this is the Future and this version of Claire is trying to change things for the best, this is still kind of strange take on the story.

  • Lolikiano

    The bottom left panel is like some monster girl corruption shit. DON’T LOOK THAT UP.

  • GG1

    Alright, this is so intriguing it’s beyond just being a comic, and I gotta say, the facial expressions on sesame convey the most best emotional feelings of any comic I’ve read so far. You guys really know your art. I can’t wait to see what happens next.

  • Chris Brune

    I suspect that the Ubers are some sort of nexus point within reality, a place where all the multiversal variations touch upon one another, and Sesame is a part of that nexus as well. Claire is present as a mobile entity because she crossed the nexus when her pod malfunctioned, and her consciousness affected the structure of the nexus, resulting in the more futuristic imagery for which Sesame would have no actual reference or experience with.. it’s also possible that she is part of the nexus as well, and that the ‘malfunction’ of her pod was orchestrated by the Ubers to bring her to some sort of convergence that they need in order to accomplish whatever goal they have, one of the ‘seeds that was sown’ just like Sesame. Following this, the other characters in tubes are possibly also part of this nexus convergence, but have yet to directly interact with the nexus itself the way that Claire and Sesame have.

  • KitsuneFire

    I…. am actualy kinda sad 🙁 I feel so bad for Sesame, and i was actual kinda hoping Claire would hug her and there would be a heartfelt moment between the two…. i LOVE both characters…