1409 About Damn Time.

I hate to just point out the stuff about this I want people to notice. I have faith that someone will though.

There were things I was going to talk about tonight, but someone went to the trouble of making me furious earlier today and I’ve completely forgotten them. I really shouldn’t even type about it because my body can’t take the vitriolic rage it stirs in me.

I can’t think of the other stuff though… It was something I wanted to ask. Oh, I remember it now!

Do any of you remember when I made the post about the soundtrack for the comic? I think it got lost in one of the server changes. At any rate it was a list of songs I associate with the various cast members, which I no longer have available.

Since there are a lot more people commenting now than back then I’d like to see if any of you have songs you associate with anyone. Just be aware that anything you post with a link in it will get sent to moderation and I’ll have to okay it manually. It may take a while depending on when I sleep. Just be patient.

I’m going to try and do one song for each cast member real quick:

Thomas – Cake – Sheep Go To Heaven
Carol – Ok Go – Get Over It
Nina – The Birthday Massacre – Kill The Lights
Jolene – Gorillaz – Melancholy Hill
Jessica – Taylor Swift – Shake It Off
Edward – “Weird Al” Yankovic – Dog Eat Dog
John – Mystery Skulls – Money
Reggie – The violin version of Country Roads from Whisper Of The Heart
Mike – Los Straightjackets – Casbah
Wes – Beastie Boys – Hey Ladies
Alexandria – Automatic 7 –Pretty In Pink
Maddison – Hatsune Miku – Leave In Summer
Bridgette – Claude Debussy – Maid With The Flaxen Hair
Evrina – My Chemical Romance – I’m Not Okay
Neil – Reggie Watts – Fuck Shit Stack
Victoria – Thomas Newman – Drive Away
Ending Theme – Natalie Wattre Band – Reeling
couldn’t find a decent direct link. it’s in the track list. You should buy it if you like it and tell her it was my fault. XD


My boyfriend wanted me to either post here or email you his new tip for when things are getting you down or irritated. Try imagining all the characters of your comic as Vladimir Putin. I cannot personally attest to the effectiveness of this method but he seemed adamant about it.

In the news today, The Blonde Menace, Vlad-Nina, has begun a lightning-fast annexation of Ed’s face, starting in the mouth, and possibly tongue, regions.

I do love the nice touch that Ed’s increasingly reddening ears brings to your scene.
I also like the way that both characters take up more and more of the panel as the page goes on, showing that everything else sort of falls away when you get into a moment like that. It’s the details like this that you do exceptionally well with to build the emotion in a scene naturally.

Next time it’s “Jolene, Jessica, Niña, Ed.” I wonder how long before Niña spills the beans about Thomas and Carol, with special guest Ballcano?

As it happens, I do have songs for a few of the characters (although probably not all). Here’s my picks:

Jolene: Yuki Kajiura and Emily Bindiger, “A Stray Child” from the .hack/SIGN soundtrack – can be listened to with lyrics at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vgJwIIImeZE

Evrina: Alison Moyet, “The Sharpest Corner (Hollow)” – can be listened to at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qP07rRgUp1w – lyrics at http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/alisonmoyet/thesharpestcornerhollow.html

Maddison: ELO, “Calling America”. Probably makes less sense, just somehow this is a song she reminds me of! Can be listened to at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xn_XsOUC9s0

Carol: Heather Alexander, “Black Jack’s Lady”. Music starts at about 1:45, can be heard here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kln6FX3DngY and lyrics here: http://www.elyrics.net/read/h/heather-alexander-lyrics/black-jack_s-lady-lyrics.html

Wes: Iggy Pop, “Lust for Life”. Listen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQvUBf5l7Vw and lyrics here: http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/iggypop/lustforlife.html – don’t know how accurate this is, may just be because he comes off sleazy and untrustworthy to me while not being as bright as he thinks he is!

Victoria: Janelle Monae, “Cold War”. Listen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqmORiHNtN4 Lyrics here: http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/janellemone/coldwar.html

Thomas gets two songs, the first for his anger and pain, the second for his current relationship with Carol: Joy Division, “The Only Mistake”. Listen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KwylYamPUqI Lyrics here: http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/joydivision/theonlymistake.html

Leonard Cohen, “Take This Longing”. Listen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2cafzCEokk Lyrics here: http://www.metrolyrics.com/take-this-longing-lyrics-leonard-cohen.html

Nina: Madeline Peyroux, “The Kind You Can’t Afford”. Music and lyrics here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j04nri6ACEg

So yeah, these are more or less off the cuff (with hunting for lyrics/videos). I’ll give it some thought, see if I can actively think of any for the rest! Hope y’all enjoy.

Ok! Came up with one or two more.

Jess: REM, “Electron Blue”. Lyrics here: http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/rem/electronblue.html Can be listened to here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0h-owOX0oU

Ed: Splashdown, “So Ha!” Lyrics here: http://www.metrolyrics.com/so-ha-lyrics-splashdown.html?ModPagespeed=noscript Can be heard here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zv_CdoNkQk

Alex: Chopin, Waltz No. 1 in E flat, Op 18 – “Grande valse brillante”. I favor the Daniil Trifonov version. Can hear it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Th832xdHArY

Neil: Seatbelts, “Pushing the Sky”. Mainly because I think it’s how he’d LIKE to be seen, more than how he is. Lyrics here: http://www.animelyrics.com/anime/cbebop/pushingthesky.htm Listen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-l99qkUDY0

Mike: Simon & Garfunkel, “Cloudy”. Lyrics: http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/simongarfunkel/cloudy.html Listen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=545ih5ygngs

Bridgette: Siouxsie, “Sea of Tranquility”. Lyrics here: http://www.metrolyrics.com/sea-of-tranquility-lyrics-siouxsie.html?ModPagespeed=noscript You can listen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZeYzK6MjaY

John and Reggie I’ll have to sleep on, nothing’s leaping to mind right now.

Apparently I wasn’t the only one that felt like Thomas needed a pre/post carol song XD great mix wish I thought about Kajura earlier @_@

Thanks! And yeah, they both, I think, reflect his personality to some degree, but very different elements of it. I was up with insomnia anyway last night, so it was fun listening to what I thought might work and then hunting up links. Not everything I thought might work did on closer inspection, too.

Well that was a long time coming.

On soundtracks, I like your choices (especially TBM for Nina), and from thinking on it a bit:

Thomas – Honey Trap Aftermath, Diablo Swing Orchestra.

Reggie – After the last arc featuring him, Something About Us, Daft Punk.

Nina – Sometimes Shut Up and Dance, Walk the Moon… sometimes Mad World, Gary Jules. Depends on where she is in the comic.

Carol – Fight Like a Girl, Emilie Autumn.

Jo – Weird Science, Oingo Boingo.

Oh Ed, you gigantic fucking dork. Utterly, completely adorable and Nina’s reaction is 1000% appropriate.

And so with ears that redden when under pressure, a known Weasley trait, Ed’s connection to the Harry Potter series is further reinforced.

Good Lord! He’s more intelligent than Ronald Weasley, and yet still manages to be socially inept and absent-minded.

Well intelligence is not consistent with skills with the opposite gender. Heck, I have a degree and, despite many attempts, I have never been on a date in my life.

About Damn Time! Kudos Sir! Masterfully done!

I do like the soundtrack you listed. Will have to give the songs a full listen when I have the time and it isn’t 2 AM. I find Nina’s very apropos, and Victoria’s very intriguing considering what little we know of her.

Hope you are feeling better. Just gotta keep putting one foot in front of the other, as it were. I’m still physically recovering from my incident 2+ years ago.

He’s so awkward and she’s so cute.This whole scene is too cute.

Hmm, now I’m picturing them roleplaying as Harry Potter characters…

That would be either too risqué for this comic, or it would come off as goofy as the sexual role playing scene on “Dinner for Schmucks”.

This is how Nina Grace says, “STFU!”

Spill the Wine, Take that Girl…

I’m afraid I’m too old to recognize all the songs in that list. A few of the songs I would use might have some of the audience reaching for the barf-bag.

I don’t know a lot of these songs but for Thomas, rather than All Sheep go to Heaven I think of You’ve Received the Federal Funding. Whatever that says about me.
I’ve been enjoying the comic for a couple of years, by the way, and would like to say thanks. I’d like to something more as well, Patreon for example but ze times, zey are tuff all over.
Hope it all works out for you and for the comic.



I am now so exited about Wednesday’s post I find myself wishing away the week. I want to see Ed’s actual reaction so bad.

I do like the details you put in for the ears, as mine turn red in the same manner, and I notice that the closer the shot gets to the characters, the more detail you can see in their clothing and in them. Subtle lines to show depth make an impact that is great. I wish I could draw with half this detail and make it look decent. Amazing work, Jackie.

Also, about the songs, I can’t think of many of them at the moment because I currently have Sebastian from The Little Mermaid singing “Kiss the Girl” stuck in my head. I’ll try to get back to you on that.

Something tells me that this will make a funny story when they tell their firstborn how he/she was conceived…

People keep saying he’s awkward, but, you know what’s hot? Bluntly saying your intentions, and what you would like, while being clear that you don’t HAVE to get what you want (because the other party gets a say too!).

very very hot.

Nicely done.

And as for the list, for the songs I know, I agree with, particularly the Whisper of the Heart, I love that version of the song.

FINALLY~ Yay Ed! Nina! woot!

Okay, I fail at BBC code or whatever you need for forums, so I’m gonna have to give absurdly long links… sorry :P

Thomas pre-Carol, Blink 182- carousel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=io7jlZd2Oc0 (for this, if you want to get right to the song, you need to skip to 1:20, it has a very long lead in :P)

Thomas post-Carol, Blink 182- first date: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_FCoUBEJAVg

Carol, Icon for Hire- Make a move: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGs8zbWouHA

Nina, Smile D.K- Butterfly: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhfRcWeT-lA

Jolene, Weezer- Photograph: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ws2nJZDFfbs

Jessica, Christina Agula, Genie in a bottle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cTaVa_h-Gg (I am gonna get a lot of hate for this probably, but seriously I see her as this poppy girl who thinks like this about herself, it just fits her to me :P)

Edward, ERB Abe Lincon vs Chuck Norris: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zj2Zf9tlg2Y (not a normal song, but I kinda think of this with Ed XD)

John, Kansas- Carry on my wayward son: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=orqnZBYEn38

Reggie, Simple Plan- Me against the world: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_hMtNM4baE

Mike, Sum 41- Over my head: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gY3l3AAxLZQ

Wes, I don’t really see him enough to actually have a thought about him, but if going by what you suggest, how about The offspring- Pretty fly: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQNPH9yhbrw

Alexandria, Clean Bandit- Rather Be: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cUC_rzsiua8

Maddison, Walk the moon- shut up and dance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AvLJTmu248g

Bridgette – Claude Debussy – Maid With The Flaxen Hair

Evrina, Icon for hire- The grey: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-8Vobn5nM0

Neil, The offspring- You’re gonna go far: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjW4_OlhKfo (I think hes probably the really evil one between him and Evrina for some reason. I dunno, I sense much dark in this kid :P)

Victoria, Thousand Foot Krutch, Welcome to the Masquerade: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mZaUE12SZQ

Fucking hell, Ed. Way to overstate things. And folks say I’m wordy…
Gotta respect his commitment to communication, though. That can make and/or break relationships.

Well good for you Ed. It’s about time. At this rate, I thought she would die of horniness waiting for you. She’s been holding out for your elfin self beyond all reason, so your first time together is going to be one.epic.fuck. In fact, you may die of ecstasy. All that’ll be left will be a smile. We should all be so lucky.

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