Comic 128 - P.O.V. : Page 127

22nd May 2014, 12:29 AM in P.O.V.
P.O.V. : Page 127
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SURPRISE! Early update because I'm heading to the London Expo for this weekend! If you're around on the Sunday I'm having a tiny meet up by the statue at one o'clock (or inside near the doors if it's raining), I'll be dressed as Mary Poppins so do come and say hello!

Comments:

Beaminator 22nd May 2014, 12:37 AM edit delete reply
OHTHANKGOODNESS

Also RGB's reaction in panel 2 is perfect and Assok continues to be adorable as heck.
Elaine 22nd May 2014, 11:29 AM edit delete reply
I don't think he's comforting Assock there... I think he's comforting himself.

How many "Heros" has he lost?
Elaine 22nd May 2014, 11:31 AM edit delete reply
CRAP WRONG FORUM BIT
Guest 22nd May 2014, 12:37 AM edit delete reply
THAT WAS NOT OKAY
Anon 22nd May 2014, 12:37 AM edit delete reply
1) STILL ALIVE~
2) the mood-whiplash is incredible because despite the morbidity of Hero still being IMPALED I can't stop laughing at that last panel~
Awildnewreaderappeared 22nd May 2014, 12:39 AM edit delete reply
AHAHAHAHA Oh god she's still alive I'm so frigging happy. XD
Aww RGB comforting Assoc is sweet. And he deffinatly looked upset about Hero. Maybe he is kinda caring after all.
I like this page so much.
Elaine 22nd May 2014, 11:31 AM edit delete reply
I don't think he's comforting Assock there... I think he's comforting himself.

How many "Heros" has he lost?
DoesntMatter 23rd May 2014, 12:20 PM edit delete reply
Aha! I was not alone!

I also thought he was comforting himself... But yeah, he's probably lost more than a few "Heros".
Slapdown555 1st Jun 2014, 7:44 PM edit delete reply
That would have "Complicated" things
arlinetkalliope 22nd May 2014, 12:54 AM edit delete reply
Assok continues to be the cutest thing I have ever seen. Also WTF HERO HOW THE FLYING FUCK ARE YOU STILL ALIVE!?!?!?!?!?!?!
shikinoba 22nd May 2014, 7:23 AM edit delete reply
assok needs to be a main character like for real
Kata 22nd May 2014, 1:02 AM edit delete reply
AHAHAA RGB's terrified OMGZOMBIES spring away to the next highest branch in that second panel is fantastic.

Hero's answer that she's made of "stuff" is also fantastic. XD
cattservant 22nd May 2014, 1:04 AM edit delete reply
cattservant
Stuff is Tough!
spacekettle 22nd May 2014, 1:10 AM edit delete reply
ahhh TREES REALLY DON'T HURT PEOPLE
RGB on the second panel is the most beautiful thing I have ever seen.
I love how Hero is not even a tiny bit distressed by the fact that she's impaled on the tree...
Blighterpoop, that was an emotional rollercoaster XD
On a different note, where did Assock take the words "I'm so sorry" from? Squares point to them being RGB's, but he wasn't shown saying them...
Anyway, this is the best surprise ever!
Zeph 22nd May 2014, 9:31 AM edit delete reply
Oooh, maybe it's from when (if?) RGB knew him before Hero? People were guessing they knew each other, and Assok looked unhappy to see him earlier on, so maybe that has something to do with it? :O
jivechives 22nd May 2014, 11:09 PM edit delete reply
i think rgb was whispering to himself--after all, he thought that hero just /died/ so it would make sense if he was frantically apologizing to himself
BLUH 24th May 2014, 9:17 AM edit delete reply
Well my friend and I came up with a theory that Assok is a memory, so maybe RGB was thinking back to a past hero? Like, he let one die and started crying like he was here, and was apologizing to them. Assok just brought it back up, which would explain why the boxes were fainter than usual.
blighterpoop 20th Aug 2014, 5:34 PM edit delete reply
I like to think rgb was mumbling in his sleep and that's where assock heard it. Although, the speech bubble is black and white, so maybe assock has met him before when rgb was in whatsits evil mode and heard it then.
1puppyluv 22nd Nov 2014, 6:49 AM edit delete reply
From the way he/she says it, I'd guess Assok formed the word "sorry" on his/her own by piecing together previous sounds made by RGB and Hero: for example, he/she might have taken the "so" part from "sock", and the "ry" part from "really".
Guest 22nd May 2014, 1:10 AM edit delete reply
WOW that scared me for a second, I mean I was actually worried Hero would be killed off for some reason even though shes a main character. It would fit the surrealness of the story, but thank GOD shes okay. ;-;
Guest 22nd May 2014, 1:16 AM edit delete reply
Oh wow... RGB is holding his hat on when he's trying to get down; but when he's freaking UPSIDE DOWN it just sorta sticks there.
Guest 22nd May 2014, 2:13 AM edit delete reply
He was probably rubbing it around so it would cling to his head via static :P
RosalyndaBlack 22nd May 2014, 1:51 AM edit delete reply
omg
Guest 22nd May 2014, 2:17 AM edit delete reply
Wait a minute, this means that, at some point before now in his tellyheaded life, RGB has said 'I'm so sorry' around Assok. What for, though...?
Emmodii 22nd May 2014, 2:19 AM edit delete reply
God, Panel 2 is the best for the page. Maybe it's cuz I love character gettin' shocked. Rgb, hun. Methinks you're gettin' soft.
Blackmist 22nd May 2014, 2:39 AM edit delete reply
YES!!! HAHA!!! SHE'S OKAY!!!! And it wasn't Assok! I really thought it was... He's just too good to actually be good in this story... BUT I WAS WRONG! YAAAAYYY!!!!
Zeph 22nd May 2014, 2:52 AM edit delete reply
Ahahaha! Aasok's little tiny expressions. He's so happy Hero's okay it's like gaaaahhh <3
Scatteredheroes 22nd May 2014, 3:11 AM edit delete reply
HERO IS MADE OF STUFF
TREES ARE MADE OF STUFF
NOTHING CAN DESTROY STUFF
dreaming_dragons 22nd May 2014, 3:52 AM edit delete reply
Laughed so hard I started choking and now I'm lightheaded dammit this cold is killing me slowly...
At any rate, glad to see Hero's okay, though getting her down from that tree might be a bit tricky. I also like how they seem to have a weird sort of sibling vibe going on here, particularly with RGB, rocketing straight from trying to comfort Assok to trying to shakily regain control of the situation when Hero reveals she hasn't left the land of the living, albeit not with the same measure of composure he would probably like. Trying to be the elder here, in a sense, and it make me love these three all the more. Especially Assok going from jubilantly trying to make them laugh to almost hysterically apologizing when it looks like his antics might have accidentally killed Hero. And Hero herself, well, I think she might be both getting a bit too used to being run through, and the mention of her being made of 'stuff' does make my inner writer/critic sit up and listen a bit closely for possible plot details. Also, RGB did mention that the trees were too wise to hurt anyone, or am I remembering wrong?
Also, if there is anything on a more wildly comedic and slightly dark scale that makes panel 2 even funnier, it's the memory of a certain strip from Bug Martini in which a pair of father and son have to go and dig up an elder family's casket to see if something was left in it. The son's job, according to the father is "if nana so much as twitches, you unload all 32 rounds in her face".
....Yeah, if a zombie apocalypse happens, don't give me the long-range weapons. What were we talking about again?
Liliet 13th Oct 2014, 11:56 AM edit delete reply
Siblings is actually a really good description of their relationship! They care about each other, struggle for control. RGB pretends to be more in control/knowledgeable than he really is, Hero demands to be let by herself. They would never harm/abandon each other, but would never admit it to each other's face.
That is to say, they met barely two days ago, so the bond isn't as strong as with actual siblings, but the dynamic is there. He's trying to be responsible for her, she demands freedom and for her demands to be met.
They are absolutely adorable
The Snazzy Scribe 22nd May 2014, 4:22 AM edit delete reply
This was a triumph
Evbay 22nd May 2014, 4:43 AM edit delete reply
I'm making a not here: Huge success.
Humin 22nd May 2014, 5:23 AM edit delete reply
It's hard to overstate my satisfaction.
MiscDisc 22nd May 2014, 6:21 AM edit delete reply
Aperture Science.
The Snazzy Scribe 22nd May 2014, 7:01 AM edit delete reply
*triumphantly pumps fist* We do what we must because we can
Claptrap 23rd May 2014, 12:48 AM edit delete reply
For the good of all of us.
Floweramon 24th May 2014, 9:07 AM edit delete reply
Except the ones who are dead.
Blighterpoop 24th May 2014, 9:19 AM edit delete reply
But there's no use crying over every mistake.
Poisonous Tchi 24th May 2014, 6:05 PM edit delete reply
You just keep on trying till you run out of cake.
Claptrap 25th May 2014, 9:12 PM edit delete reply
And the science gets done,
MiscDisc 26th May 2014, 5:05 AM edit delete reply
And you make a neat...
And you bring someone to life
DragoonDart 22nd May 2014, 5:44 AM edit delete reply
STILL ALIVE!

I'm making a note here: huge success!

LIFE HAS MEANING AGAIN YES YES YES YES YES! HERO MUST BE QUITE AMBITIOUS, AS SHE IS MADE OF SOME STERN STUFF!

EVERYTHING IS CAPS LOCKS AND NOTHING HURTS!
Chug 22nd May 2014, 5:51 AM edit delete reply
My suspicion, given how they act around the tree, is that it's made of childhood or childishness or something, and since Hero is still a child, it can't hurt her.
rosey 25th May 2014, 7:35 AM edit delete reply
you are literally a genius
Lamemechose 22nd May 2014, 6:04 AM edit delete reply
Oh gosh, he's apologizing... He's so freaking cute.
Lamemechose 22nd May 2014, 6:06 AM edit delete reply
I hope that Hero is called "Blighterpoop" from now on.
Dodom 22nd May 2014, 6:14 AM edit delete reply
Dodom
Oh my god I'm made of stuff too I thought I was alone!!!
Mitty 22nd May 2014, 7:03 AM edit delete reply
I giggled so hard that I peed.
Mitty 22nd May 2014, 7:03 AM edit delete reply
I giggled so hard that I peed.
Guest 22nd May 2014, 4:46 PM edit delete reply
OH THANK GOODNESS. HERO'S STILL ALIVE!
Cas 22nd May 2014, 5:56 PM edit delete reply
Assok in panel 3 is the best thing I've ever seen
lizardears24 22nd May 2014, 6:14 PM edit delete reply
#NotDead
BellaRinger881 22nd May 2014, 6:33 PM edit delete reply
SHE'S ALIVE!! HOLLEY SHIT HOW THE LIVING FUCK DID SHE SURVIVE THAT?! wait... Stuff... She's human... Not... oh fuck... THE WORLD IS TACKING OVER HER NOW SHE WILL TURN INTO A SOCK LICK ASSOCK! ;~;
But still amazing story!
Guest 22nd May 2014, 9:04 PM edit delete reply
HERO'S ALIVE! :D
Now we are so happy that we do the Dance of Joy!
Clanjack Farlo 23rd May 2014, 3:35 AM edit delete reply
Clanjack Farlo
Ya can't keep a true hero down!
Awesome page, as always.
Guest 23rd May 2014, 6:29 AM edit delete reply
This is literally the best surprise and reward after finishing my group project. Oh god, I have not stopped laughing, this is great!
DragoonDart 23rd May 2014, 7:32 AM edit delete reply
Wait....

Since when did RBG say "I'm sorry?" or even "Sorry" or "I'm?"

Assock seems to be using his/her own words in that first panel! The text is square but the coloring is clear - but in the other panels Assock's speech color starts to go back towards what it is normally.

HHMMMMM.........Or am I just crazy?
Zeke 28th May 2014, 4:39 AM edit delete reply
Most of the time when Assok is talking, the bubbles are over the tree, but there they were over the black background. I think that's the reason for the color change. It could also be related to mood?
GreenReticule 3rd Jul 2014, 4:40 PM edit delete reply
I think it's because it's implying that "off screen" RGB began saying "I'm sorry, I'm sorry..."
Hana 23rd May 2014, 8:55 AM edit delete reply
My new favorite page, hands down. The bitter-sweetness of RGB's stoic and haughty facade falling off as he not only was laughing just 2 pages back but is on the verge of breaking down, and then is shocked with the equivalent of a lightning bolt, followed by utter amazement and respect for this little girl as he also happy and relieved tries to retrieve her. Its so touching to him become fond of this steely girl who is stronger than he could even imagine.

And there's Assok. Not only does he also add a sweet moment because he cries and RGB tries to comfort him as well as himself, but he is jumping around and shouting for joy and I swear its the cutest thing. He gets in the most ridiculous poses. Its the perfect, complete element to the page and it's relieved atmosphere.
Noot. 25th May 2014, 12:47 AM edit delete reply
...Maybe he's mind reading what RGB is thinking.
Hana 23rd May 2014, 8:55 AM edit delete reply
My new favorite page, hands down. The bitter-sweetness of RGB's stoic and haughty facade falling off as he not only was laughing just 2 pages back but is on the verge of breaking down, and then is shocked with the equivalent of a lightning bolt, followed by utter amazement and respect for this little girl as he also happy and relieved tries to retrieve her. Its so touching to him become fond of this steely girl who is stronger than he could even imagine.

And there's Assok. Not only does he also add a sweet moment because he cries and RGB tries to comfort him as well as himself, but he is jumping around and shouting for joy and I swear its the cutest thing. He gets in the most ridiculous poses. Its the perfect, complete element to the page and it's relieved atmosphere.
Hana 23rd May 2014, 9:00 AM edit delete reply
Let me also say Hero is just brilliant. She's just learned to roll with everything she faces.

_>Gets stabbed. Still alive? Alrighty, no big deal. Moving on.

She is just the chillest little girl, I swear
Exodus 24th May 2014, 3:02 AM edit delete reply
I thought RGB knew that she was alright... mAN HIS REACTION HURTS.
Guest 24th May 2014, 8:49 AM edit delete reply
When it said still alive I thought of the song stayin alive.
Guest 24th May 2014, 7:12 PM edit delete reply
hold up. if assock can only repeat what people say, is he speaking by himself, or repeating RGB's words?
Jayfeger 25th May 2014, 6:07 AM edit delete reply
Maybe he's been there when he's lost another hero and was recalling the words RGB said then
Asoock 25th May 2014, 12:05 AM edit delete reply
i bet assock can speak some words for him self and mock others, cause i don't remember anyone saying blgihterpoop or hooodlumpoop up there... so -shrug- the story will tell
spacekettle 27th May 2014, 1:47 AM edit delete reply
Both of these are actually a combination of RGB's and Hero's words - "blighter" and "hoodlum" belonging to RGB and "poop" to Hero - if you look closely Assock's speech bubble is made out of both squares and circles when he says it.
deedle 28th May 2014, 8:43 AM edit delete reply
I wonder where he got 'sorry' from, then. He's definitely heard it before if he could say it.

*theories galore*
Un-Grammer-Nazi-able 25th May 2014, 3:11 AM edit delete reply
ALL HAIL THE ALL-POWERFUL STUFF
Jayfeger 25th May 2014, 6:06 AM edit delete reply
Why do I have a feeling RGB is going to fall off that treeā€¦
rosey 25th May 2014, 7:37 AM edit delete reply
I feel like assok is a manifestation of RGB. I mean, he was really comforting himself here and he was comforting to hero when the rest of RGB was down for the count
Assock 26th May 2014, 9:13 PM edit delete reply
I like the way you think!~
SophieDickens 26th May 2014, 8:07 AM edit delete reply
I'm loving this comic so much. But how is Hero going to get...un-impaled??? o.0
Nightsbridge 27th May 2014, 8:40 AM edit delete reply
This comic is so adorable! I want to share it with EVERYONE!
deedle 28th May 2014, 8:13 AM edit delete reply
nOOO I CAUGHT UP- I was so engrossed that I hadn't realized how much I've read! Very wonderful comic, had me to the brink of tears and crying out in pain so many times. Am I the only one who imagines RBG's voice to be the same as Robert Lutece's? Love the sudden mood changes, as well! Hero's impalement was a horrid reminder to how grim this comic is and can be (will be??)

Little theory of mine says that the butterfly is "her," the lady that cut TOby into pieces and put him back together with his nerves. Just a thought.
Guest 28th May 2014, 10:18 AM edit delete reply
so did anyone else start thinking with portals because of still alive
BellaRinger 29th May 2014, 7:48 PM edit delete reply
Well now, yes! The portal song is in my head nownow. XD
diyedas 28th May 2014, 10:19 AM edit delete reply
Just spent a couple hours reading through your webcomic. I have to say, it's truly wonderful and really cute. It's Ghibli-ish in a great sorta way. I look forward to reading even more. Love RGB and Hero.
Starley 28th May 2014, 7:17 PM edit delete reply
So uhh i have two ideas on how Hero could have possibly lived.
Is there still a hole in her chest from earlier in the comic?
Or maybe it's because she's rather determined to go home. This realm seems to value things like that. (gaaaaah im nervous about posting)
Claptrap 29th May 2014, 12:37 AM edit delete reply
Or maybe because the trees don't hurt people. That and Hero's apparently made of "stuff".
p 31st May 2014, 10:37 PM edit delete reply
rereading this page I realized that RGB probably said, "I'm sorry" at one point.
Sharky 1st Jun 2014, 6:07 AM edit delete reply
"BLIGHTERPOOP STILL ALIIIVE!"
I tell whether I should be laughing or crying it's so cute! xD
Guest 24th Jun 2014, 5:57 AM edit delete reply
Was RGB grieving? He's growing attached to Hero!
Leopardpath12 14th Oct 2014, 6:52 AM edit delete reply
Cheezus Crust, Hero! Don't scare us like that! And don't struggle! That might actually kill you. o_o And we don't want another thing like that.
Nerdytf84fan 5th Dec 2014, 10:54 AM edit delete reply
Can we just take a moment to understand just how attached RGB is to Hero at this point? His body language in the first panel just screams regret

Poor thing :c