Comic 119 - P.O.V. : Page 118

23rd Mar 2014, 6:32 PM in P.O.V.
P.O.V. : Page 118
Average Rating: 5 (8 votes)
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Mod 23rd Mar 2014, 6:32 PM edit delete
I'm back! Thank you for being patient, I'll be back to once-a-week updates on Sundays now :D casual reminder that there are a few TPoH related prints and t-shirts available on my society6 for those asking; hoping to get some more up within the fortnight!


Moofin 23rd Mar 2014, 6:40 PM edit delete reply
RGB seems to trust the little guy. That's probably a good sign.
Xyalon 23rd Mar 2014, 6:40 PM edit delete reply
Aww, his antennae are so emotive <3
Stever 23rd Mar 2014, 6:40 PM edit delete reply
I love how you did that crawling in the last series of panels ;D
Arline T Kalliope 23rd Mar 2014, 6:42 PM edit delete reply
Scatteredheroes 23rd Mar 2014, 6:46 PM edit delete reply
He seems to be slightly afraid of Assok
Mari 23rd Mar 2014, 7:03 PM edit delete reply
RGB is afraid of EVERYTHING though.
VS 23rd Mar 2014, 6:46 PM edit delete reply
How's Assok going to tell Hero to come back down if it doesn't use it's own words?
Squiddles 23rd Mar 2014, 6:51 PM edit delete reply
it'll probably just attempt to repeat what rgb said
RosalyndaBlack 23rd Mar 2014, 6:53 PM edit delete reply
The Snazzy Scribe 23rd Mar 2014, 7:18 PM edit delete reply
I'm weirded out by how RGB's acting. Is he embarrassed or nervous or afraid...? Assok's adorable though, and it looks like he's going to be more than he seems based on how they're interacting here
Aria 23rd Mar 2014, 7:18 PM edit delete reply
Assok has very much a :T expression in that 9th panel

'um excuse u'
Aya 23rd Mar 2014, 7:19 PM edit delete reply
I still don't trust you, Mod... I mean, RGB seems nervous talking to Assok--but is that just because he's a coward in general? UGH. You make me infinitely question this world! I don't know if I can even trust Hero anymore! Can I even trust myself? Who am I?! *head caves in*
chris-tar 23rd Mar 2014, 7:25 PM edit delete reply
Damn you and your secrets! I wanna know what's happening! That last sequence of panels showing the adorable little sock creature climbing was genius.
Pseudon 23rd Mar 2014, 7:32 PM edit delete reply
I really love all the sound effects given to Assock's movement.

However, I disagree a bit with people saying that RGB is scared of Assock. I think he was startled at first because he didn't notice the little guy right away, but afterwards it just seems like he's still a bit disoriented but still trying to be polite.
Aya 23rd Mar 2014, 7:41 PM edit delete reply
But it's not really in RGB's nature to be "polite", especially to creatures so small and at least seemingly unimportant as Assok. So either Assok is more than what he seems, or (and very very possibly) RGB is bashful and ashamed because he was just Negative. I don't think it's out of real politeness, though; it's definitely forced. I just don't very well trust the reason why.
anon 24th Mar 2014, 11:13 AM edit delete reply
i think it was politeness tho
he needed to ask assok questions so being rude probably wouldnt speed things up
Emmodii 23rd Mar 2014, 8:56 PM edit delete reply
Wow RGB, when were you ever nice? I guess no one resists Assok
Angie 23rd Mar 2014, 8:56 PM edit delete reply
RGB's continued wardrobe changes makes me nervous. Is B/W spilling into RGB?
A-wild-reader-appeared 23rd Mar 2014, 9:03 PM edit delete reply
N'aww nervous polite RGB.
Perhaps he's less confident when he's by himself. He's often quite obnoxious when he's with the hero, but a lone person's personality changes wildly when they're with friends.
Guest 23rd Mar 2014, 9:56 PM edit delete reply
Something I wondered sense we found Assok- Where's his pair sock?
cattservant 23rd Mar 2014, 10:05 PM edit delete reply
A new territory to explore.
SeptemberNinth 23rd Mar 2014, 10:21 PM edit delete reply
I appreciate all of RGB's little wardrobe changes. This comic just has the greatest detail.
motofrodo922 23rd Mar 2014, 11:22 PM edit delete reply
Notice, he didn't say "How are you?" He said "How are you coping?"
frettle 24th Mar 2014, 12:03 AM edit delete reply
Cyren 24th Mar 2014, 12:26 AM edit delete reply
Maybe Assok is what happened to all the other previous "hero's" that didn't make it...
Fablegate 24th Mar 2014, 1:04 AM edit delete reply
I don't think RGB is afraid of Assok but he knows what Assok is(so it can be assumed Assok isn't a threat) plus he's probably trying to be polite because Assok knows where Hero is and considering RGB's last conversation with Hero didn't end very well, he's might be trying to practice a tad bit of kindness, at least enough to get Hero back on his side.
dreaming_dragons 24th Mar 2014, 1:15 AM edit delete reply
"Well, this place looks worse than ev-" For some reason this line is catching my attention. But then again, so has pretty much everything else about this world.
It's also sort of funny how RGB switches from indignant to meekly polite when he realizes that he's sort of yelling in front of Assok. I wonder if they know each other...
Another thing, I really love how the speeck bubbles help to convey the mood. When RGB is talking normally, it makes looks and looks very fluid, and when he is nervous, it gets jagged. There's also Hero's singing a few pages ago, when the speech bubbles started breaking apart to show just how bad she felt.
Guest 24th Mar 2014, 1:26 AM edit delete reply
Assok's expression is the single best thing.
Bella 24th Mar 2014, 1:52 AM edit delete reply
RGB! yay! he is fine! but what about when Hero comes down?
Zeph 24th Mar 2014, 2:09 AM edit delete reply
RGB seems to know Assok; he asks how Assok is coping, so he must know that something has happened to Assok in the past (unless he's just referring the general state of the world?). Either way, though, he does seem more nervous than usual.
Scatteredheroes 24th Mar 2014, 2:56 AM edit delete reply
Theory: Assok is/was a child that RGB brought to try to help save their world. He failed, and Assok was turned into a sock. Hence the 'How are you coping'
Castlot 24th Mar 2014, 3:05 AM edit delete reply
Hmm! Seems I was wrong about the little guy, not so bad after all! As far as we know...
Humin 24th Mar 2014, 4:59 AM edit delete reply
I cannot currently process any foreboding possibilities for Assok because I am currently squeeing my head off at how adorable he/it is.

The Snazzy Scribe 24th Mar 2014, 9:24 PM edit delete reply
Just took another glance at this and noticed something: Assok's speech design changes with who he's mimicking. Hero's words come out in round little bubbles, while RGB's look more geometric in little boxes. Guess it's just an observation, but it's one of those things like the speech bubble trails and RGB's antennae that help convey mood in the story.
Clockwork 26th Mar 2014, 7:35 AM edit delete reply
Ooh, you're right! Good job catching that one, I completely missed it.
Spitfire 24th Mar 2014, 9:45 PM edit delete reply
Goodness gracious that sock has some sweet moves!
Guest 25th Mar 2014, 3:41 AM edit delete reply
In response to everyone above about the "how are you coping?" that's also a phrase for "how are you?". I might be a little off, but I think it's a more old fashioned way to say it, much like RGB. Also, his politeness towards Assok could also be that he's never met Assok before. How's he supposed to know what it is? It could also be that he's simply needing help from it, better to be polite and get the help than not. If he trusts Assok to get Hero, it must be trustworthy enough.
Pariah 25th Mar 2014, 4:03 AM edit delete reply
Assok looks like he's glaring in the third panel.
Mitty 25th Mar 2014, 7:21 PM edit delete reply
Oh my god, I cannot get over how adorable Assok is.
The ARBL 26th Mar 2014, 12:57 AM edit delete reply
I totally agree with the theory that Assok is another kid that was supposed to be a hero. That's why RGB is freaked out to see him at first and why he's so polite afterwards; he doesn't just know what Assok is, he knows who Assok is, feels responsible/guilty for Assok's situation. That would also be why Assok repeated RGB's hello the way he did.
Hana 26th Mar 2014, 10:57 AM edit delete reply
Assok just has the sassiest "excuse me?" face on in that 9th? panel.
"ExCUUUSE me?? I'm not your servant! I'm not obliged to obey your orders!"
That cutie sock seems nice though. (He) did go up for Hero after RGB was polite about his request.
KEEP ASSOK AS LONG AS POSSIBLE!!! "Pea-za"? (Assock way of saying please)
Guest 28th Mar 2014, 2:18 AM edit delete reply
Wait - is Assok one of Hero's socks that she might have made into a puppet before she came to this place? Maybe that's why he's so nice to Hero and a bit cold to RGB?
Anonymous 30th Mar 2014, 4:47 AM edit delete reply
Assok is so cute!
Unknown 3rd Dec 2014, 8:46 PM edit delete reply
Oh god, I just realized. If RGB asked Assok how he was coping, and later on Assok is shown quoting him with "I'm so sorry, im so sorry", then add what ToBY said, "she tore me into twenty pieces and then stitched me back together with my nerves...i wonder what she'll do to you?"

Maybe Assok is another 'person' that lived in the area who had a run in with "her", and was maybe torn away from someone close to him, since socks always come in pairs? Maybe it also has something to do with the fact that Assok can only repeat words and not use any of his own.

I'm not sure. This is a very loosely based theory...
Marscaleb 17th Jul 2015, 1:17 AM edit delete reply
Too... cute... can't... contain...
DT 26th Jul 2016, 4:44 PM edit delete reply
Parkor sock 3:) (:0