2:26 Pay Day

30th Jul, 2021

2:26 Pay Day
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Spell

30th Jul 2021, 8:48 AM

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Pay day :D

Edit: New vote incentive is going up on the 1st or 2nd guys. I didn't think there was much sense in running 2 polls a month. So there'll be a poll for the next beat down on next Wednesday's update.

8/1 New vote incentive is up folks! Please vote early month and often. New poll is going up Wednesday.

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Microraptor

30th Jul 2021, 11:08 AM

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Ooh, sly, he's causally testing Maks' proficiency in Spanish!
(Just in case he wants to tell others something that Maks is not supposed to understand...)

Spell

30th Jul 2021, 2:27 PM

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Crow is a man of multiple manipulations!

And well, he's never seen a dude like Maks before, who knows if this weird alien dude speaks Spanish? Gotta be able to shit talk somehow or something right?

sigpig

30th Jul 2021, 12:11 PM

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I certainly hope there's a sliding pay-scale with regards to the value/size of package to be delivered...
(I just realized that the above sentence sounded a bit hooker-ish... lol)

Spell

30th Jul 2021, 2:33 PM

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Joke's on you this IS that kind of comic. We just haven't gotten to the erotica chapter yet.

All in all tho, I think you have too much uh...hope?? Expectation maybe, in Crow as a boss. Like Maks didn't even ask this guy's name before taking the job. He just took it. Crow didn't offer it either.

sigpig

31st Jul 2021, 9:57 AM

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I hold out no hope whatsoever. Maks is in survival mode - that $100 is probably the most amount of money he's ever held in his hands, let alone having it for himself. The poor guy can actually afford to EAT for once. Next step - shelter that's not a plywood tool shed.

Since the Mafia supposedly controls all "activities" in the area, then prostitution is a part of the family business too. That is, if it's liiegal in your universe. Same with strip joints (if they aren't run by the bikers), head shops, porn stores, etc. I am certain that someone like Aisel would...assess...Maks as a "companion" for those who are into a bit of cross-species adult play.
It's a kinder way of saying that he could be pimped out... lol

Spell

31st Jul 2021, 1:37 PM

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:) It IS the most money he's ever held in his hands.

And well, per everything else. Legality never stopped anyone from doing anything. There's a lot of garden variety rackets, per usual.

By the by, you'll probably recognize the characters in the next vote incentive. It's a callback to Black Gate.

sigpig

1st Aug 2021, 11:41 AM

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Damn it, you got me right in the feels. I miss those characters so much.

Guest

30th Jul 2021, 5:06 PM

Oooh wow! Your art style is really good!!!
Your handle on positive and negative space is gorgeous *-*

Spell

30th Jul 2021, 7:16 PM

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Thank you!! I've really enjoyed working on this story.

lirvilas

30th Jul 2021, 8:26 PM

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oh hey he actually paid Maks

what are the chances

Spell

31st Jul 2021, 12:16 AM

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Baby steps towards nice things.

Nah seriously tho, this chapter has been a lot. I need to put something cute between this chapter and next to make up for it.

Miaubol

31st Jul 2021, 8:21 AM

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That face in the third panel.. "Yay money!!" ;D

I guess this also says a whole lot about the payment in his last job :-/

Maks shouldn't get too eager though, the risk of getting under-paid.. ;)

Spell

31st Jul 2021, 1:28 PM

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What payment? He was working so he could stay in the tool shed. :')

This is the most money he's ever held in his life.

argylefox

31st Jul 2021, 10:18 AM

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$100 to transport a trophy. Not dodgy. Not at all.

Spell

31st Jul 2021, 1:29 PM

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It's honest work, from a dishonest boss.


Hey we finally got to the end of the summary part of the story that's in my about section. Now we can dive into the rest of the adventure!

melaredblu

31st Jul 2021, 7:30 PM

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C'mon man, dude barely speaks English. Throwing Spanish into the mix is just trolling at this point.

Spell

1st Aug 2021, 3:42 PM

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Shoot, gotta find out if the alien came from Mexico or something right?

Yeah Crow is a troll.

CiciEnixa

2nd Aug 2021, 9:18 AM

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Baby boy, so happy <3 Course this is all shady af but still, his joy! Also I saw one of your replies and what do you MEAN he wasn't even getting paid before??? That was just RENT?!?!

Spell

2nd Aug 2021, 2:10 PM

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YEs <333 Maks occasionally gets (1) nice thing in a pile of at least (19) bad ones.

And yeah... it was an agreement to run deliveries & do odds and ends work in exchange for staying in the tool shed.

Top ten reasons he was looking for a job elsewhere. He couldn't afford anything

(just you wait for the shade that's to come hoo boy)