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26th Jan 2012, 1:00 AM
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Bowing to necessity
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Author Notes:
Magravan edit delete
Hey everyone, hope you're having a good week :)

I had to change the text here because I didn't want people to think that he was saying "Silly human needs" in front of the PSOs... The PSOs are probably going to take a bit of a break for a while... I've got plans to focus on Beth and John more this time around, rather than trying to keep a bunch of different viewpoints all going at once.

In other news, I'm reading Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson right now. It suffered from 'fantasy term-itis' at the beginning, but 400 or so pages in (of ~1000!), I'm enjoying the story he's telling. Especially Kaladin's thing... But I'm a sucker for stories like that.

Thanks again to everyone who donated, I had intended to pass the money on yesterday, but I think I'll do it either Thursday or Friday, depending on the time. If you missed the update last time, his mom told me that they hit the amount that they needed, and he'll be getting his vest! :D

I hope you all have a great weekend, and we'll be back on Monday :D
Skrael (I'm the artist) edit delete
Skrael (I'm the artist)
I had a lot of fun drawing this one. Robert is my second favourite male character to draw after R.Z. (Sylene being my #1 female character to draw...marginally) Hope my enjoyment shows.
User comments:
model S edit delete reply
model S

also great art june and i like that. "your silly "needs"" hehe.
Xenrin edit delete reply
Panel 3 looks so comfortable.
I'm pretty sure I sleep like that a lot...

Also, silly needs indeed! Pah!
Nash (Guest) edit delete reply
Hmmmm. I'm starting to think that John is Robert's pet. Rich people like to keep exotic pets, right? What is more exotic to a zombie than a human?

Yet another excellent strip! Keep up the good work!
Balthasar (Guest) edit delete reply
Funny how if John is so important to Robert he doesn't realize that is not John =P
T.Gatto edit delete reply
Not First!

Love the puddle of Drool, I'm sure Robert has people, who have people, who have people, who can call someone to clean it up.

Robert is seeming like less of a bad guy, what's up with that?

I need someone to despise aside from Chad! ;)
PhilC edit delete reply
John finally gets to sleep! That guy has been through some serious stuff. Looking back through the strips, I have another theory about what TOGM is but I won't mention it just in case I'm right!
aok666 (Guest) edit delete reply
Any passing zombie overhearing "indulged your silly 'needs'", and unable to see John sleeping, is going to get some very odd ideas about the sort of friends Robert has...
So do zombies not sleep at all? Not even high-level ones who can get "humanising" enhancements (like Beth's blushing and Sylene's tears)?
aok666 (Guest) edit delete reply
@Balthasar: John hasn't had much of an opportunity yet to do anything in front of Robert except groan, droop and sleep. Maybe when he wakes up, Robert will realise that John does not equal Thomas...
Cyrian (Guest) edit delete reply
You know, until the last panel I suspected Robert to be a human as well. I saw him inventing TOGM as a means to survive. -.-
aok666 (Guest) edit delete reply
Oh that reminds me: does Robert still have a brain of some sort, since he was the first zombie so nobody ate his brain? Or did it sort of atrophy after he became a zombie since he didn't need it any more?
Magravan edit delete reply
@model S - Silly needs indeed.

@MarshmallowGherkin - Only the best sleeping arrangements for friends of the Five :D

@Nash - I think John'll be lucky to be his pet if he finds out that he's not Thomas ;)

@Balthasar - It is John! Poor Thomas though. He's being replaced :O

@T.Gatto - Robert's a different kind of villain than Chad :) You might despise him by the end of this next book ;)

@PhilC - Yeah, he definitely needed it... He was starting to look worse than a One...

@aok666 - Fortunately, the advantage to being the Five is that no one is going to bother him about his eccentricities ;)

And no, Zombies don't sleep. I guess some might pretend to, which is why RZ thought that he was pretending.

@Cyrian - And now you're convinced that he's not? Mission accomplished ;D

@aok666 - RAFO :P Robert's brain or lack of brain is a closely guarded secret ;)
Spinnerlink edit delete reply
skrael by marginaly do you mean like in certain postions or like certain parts of her? i know someone who liked drawing a certain character, but hated drawing their helmet. (it ended up with the character at the top of the panel with the helmet slithglty off of it.)
Magravan edit delete reply
I think she means that she likes drawing Sylene slightly more than someone else...