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17th Jul 2015, 2:22 AM in 8. Getting Ahead
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Seabiscuit 17th Jul 2015, 2:22 AM edit delete

Sadly, there is no prize for a correct answer here!:P

Yes, I'm alive! Somehow!
I'm so very sorry for my absence! I feel really bad, but... It can't be helped. I was in a lot of pain for a long time! But, I'm glad I had my phone and CF at hand! It made things a lot easier for me.:D
I probably would have had this page out sooner, but...
I had no work on it done, at all, because of what happened to me. Literally only the sketch was done. And, I was pretty busy when I WAS feeling better. I probably shoulda just waited for Monday, but, I'm sick of not updating! It's time, dangit! (another reason this took a bit longer was, well...Just look at this wall of text to follow!:P)

I'm gonna delete the previous page (the filler announcing my mini hiatus) eventually so as not to clog the archives. But I'm gonna save the comments, 'cause holy shit; you guys are SO amazing!! Really, thank you guys so much for your concern and kind words! It really means a lot to me, seriously. It was my first time in the ER, first time I'd ever gone to the hospital as an emergency in general. But I wasn't as scared as I shoulda been, cause of all the amazing people on CF!<3

I'm mostly better now. I think. I get pain from time to time, especially when I stretch in certain ways. I still have a couple of doctors appointments to check on my cyst to make sure it doesn't grow anymore. It ruptured, but I guess it's still a problem. Who knew something like that could be such a pain in the ass? What else, what else...Let's see...

OH, also, I got my new computer! I LOVE it for the most part. However, I can't use my tablet still; the plug isn't right for the video cards slot, and, I don't have the right converter. The good news is they're super cheap, like 8 bucksish, so I'll grab one next time I manage to get to the store.:D
So sadly this page was done all mouse, and slowly at that. But at least this PC isn't laggy. I...I can multi task again!:'D

Now, I got fanart- LOTS of fanart, while I was on 'hiatus'. Holy shit I got so many. Get well gifts and just because, either way, I love you guys!<3
(Some of these aren't up in the gallery yet, I'll get around to it I promise! So tired...)

First up, lirvilas!

Click here!

Oh boy this really amused me and I needed that! This is great!:D
Hahahah, Benny boy is such an action hero here. That Jeff oh my gosh. So creepy, in a very very awesome way! And phantom of the opera Felix! Yes!
That tagline is just too badass. And the Wastelanders logo! Awwww yeah!:D :D
I love this contrast in how much more "friendly" my WA is, hah!

(lirvilas is the evil mastermind behind Let it Ride, and most currently, Winners and Losers!)

A piece by Argylefox!:D

Click here!

EEeee it's great! He submitted this piece under a different account in a "guess the artist" thread. But CF can not be fooled and the jig was up! I was late to seeing this, but I woulda guessed him anyway- His style is very recognizable and amazing! Ahh, I love this. All those little details, like the pants and the bandages and such; I loooove that. All that dust, that desert environment...Yes, this is what I love!:D

(Argylefox does the adorable Here there be Dwagons, among others!)

An *Anonymous Person* submitted these two!:D

Click here!
And a bonus, click here too!

Oh my gosh! Where to start with this one?! It's huge!! I love that GTAness; I still need to play that. Maybe I can with the new PC. But seriously, wow! This mystery person managed to draw almost every single WA character, even Max, Jess, and mystery girl!! I can't decide what my favorite piece here is because everyone is just too perfect. Benny boy is hella badass, Axton is so badass and handsome, mystery girl is on...oh my gosh. Jeff. TOO CUTE. Anne with her books and coffee, oh my gosh, using her tentacles like that! Felix is so calm and cool, Eva has that perfect sneak feeling to her, BENNY BOYS MOM OH MY GOSH. The red plague doctor is too badass it should be a crime!! That silhouette!! And Max oh my goodness

(Jess is too sweet, I think maybe she's one of my favorites here; it's always nice to see her get some love! She hasn't appeared much in the comic, but I hope when she's around more people like her.:D)

An adorable piece by Cannon!:D

Click here!

Ohmygoshsocute!! Jeffs squealing is just maximum levels of adorable cuteness, and those kittens! Keeping Jeff away from kittens should be a national crime. Everyone here is so spot on; Benny boy all grumpy, Felix with that Felixy expression (not sure how else to describe it, but really, just look at him!:D), Jeff, just...Jeff. Too cute!!:D

(Cannon does the hilarious Happy Endings!)

And AAABatteries-

Click here!

Eeeee! He looks so sad and cute!! I'm guessing this is around after the whole hospital scene- perfect! This poor kid needs a hug, just look at that face! Ohh gosh I love those bandages! I miss them on Benny boy, even if I always forgot to draw 'em. Eeee, he's so cute in this style! And I love the little details, like if you look, you can see his black roots coming in (his hair is dyed, don't forget!) Awesome!:D

(AAABatteries does the amazing and adorable Chroma!

And then, hykez87 made...


Holy shit! I mean...Wow!! I just...I'm amazed. Somewhere out in the world, there is an action figure of a character I made up for some silly webcomic. And it's friggin' amazing!! Holy hell, it's so well done. It's cute, it's badass, I love the hat and scythes especially! Oh gosh, the scythes. The mask, too! I also really love that his cloak is cloth.:D
I mean, really...An actual physical toy of FELIX!!! I still can't believe it. This is just too cool for words...!!

(Hykez87 does the amazing and animated War Planet!)

And then, finally, one last one by that same anonymous person!

Click here!

Inspired by a comment made by Dom (about when Felix meeting Eva being love at first sight...HAH!), the anonymous person drew up a very naughty Felix! Oh gosh. The timing on this is pretty hilarious, too, since todays page has so much chatter between Eva and Felix! And oh gosh, this is so cute and hilarious, at the same time. I love the GTA poster in the background, and that text...'This is not Felix'. Hah, indeed! What a naughty fellow this Felix is. I love that sly grin on his face; the sharp teeth! Eeeee!! And Eva, that blush- So cute, oh my gosh! I adore this. It sure is interesting seeing 'ship' art. I think this might be the first one? I hope I'm not wrong about that and offend someone hahah, I'm tired and can't think I'm sorry
This ship...I'd say there's, a, uh, good chance it won't be canon. But this is still too cute.:D
(Also, the Sea Cola!! Hah!!)

Until next time!:D


hykez87 17th Jul 2015, 2:39 AM edit delete reply
Welcome back and glad to hear you're alright!

I should have made a dancing Benny to celebrate you return, but got too lazy. Sorry

Lol. Hat Guy does sounds better.
"Now with 15 action phrases and hat throwing action!"
Seabiscuit 17th Jul 2015, 10:16 AM edit delete reply
Aw, thank you! And thank you again for the amazing action figure~:D

Pffhahah! Dancing Benny boy!!

It does! It's shorter to type, too, which is of course always good!
HeSerpenty 17th Jul 2015, 3:03 AM edit delete reply
WB I'm glad you're feeling better!!!!

Haha great page to start off the return! :D
Seabiscuit 17th Jul 2015, 10:17 AM edit delete reply
Aw, thank you, and thank you, very much!<3
lirvilas 17th Jul 2015, 3:09 AM edit delete reply

Really! Well, it is better than "Suspended Guy".

Thanks for the high praise for my low (fan) art. Welcome back!
MadJak91 17th Jul 2015, 7:39 AM edit delete reply
HAT GUY is almost like THAT GUY.
Not sure if one is better than the other....
lirvilas 17th Jul 2015, 8:01 AM edit delete reply
Now now MadJak, per "teh Rulz" you cannot engage me in snark combat outside of either of our own works.

Now tell Seabiz you're glad she's back, and ask her if the storms did any damage to her neighborhood. (Twisters in IL again. Sheesh!)

Edit: holy crap that "anonymous person" made some bad-ass fanart... wow!
Seabiscuit 17th Jul 2015, 10:20 AM edit delete reply
Hahah! I love your "snark combats". You two are great.

I actually have not had any storms lately! It's pretty funny, I'll see on the weather that some are coming. then I check the map and they go all around us. It's amazing.
Right? Twisters in IL, what an age we live in! The twisters did not come to us, but a town less than an hour away was completely wrecked!

I know right?! So badass!! I got so much badass fanart over my absence! :D
Seabiscuit 17th Jul 2015, 10:18 AM edit delete reply
Hahah, I guess in the end, it's about which is the lesser of the evils, huh, Jak?;D
MadJak91 17th Jul 2015, 10:37 AM edit delete reply
I am glad I am not the only who sees Felix as the Phantom in Lir's fan art.

This is one of WA's strengths. You can start a random debate about nicknames. Perfect!
How do you approach your readers with such small stuff so convincingly is magic.
Because I had nicknames during highschool and disliked most. Not offensive but my last name turned so cringy that it was embarrassing at times -_-
Seabiscuit 17th Jul 2015, 11:28 AM edit delete reply
Hahah! He's been drawn and created with a more phantom of the opera sort of mask a few times now. It's great.:D

Aww, thank you! I did not expect a, uh, "debate", bwahah!

I know what you mean. I only had a nickname in elementary school, but it was awful, more mean spirited than anything though, hahah.
Seabiscuit 17th Jul 2015, 10:17 AM edit delete reply
Yes! It's less, offensive, at least, if nothing else, I suppose.:D

Pff, thank YOU for the amazing art in the first place, and the welcome!:D
randomNPC 17th Jul 2015, 3:27 AM edit delete reply
You're back! Yay! :D *throws confetti*

This adventure is going to be fun! XD
Yes, "Hat Guy" sounds better. (Felix might heard it as "Hot-Guy" XD)

Seabiscuit 17th Jul 2015, 10:22 AM edit delete reply
I am!! At last!:D

It's going to be *something*, that's for sure.:D
It does sound better, and isn't quite as mean spirited, hah! (Hot guy, oh gosh!:D)

(Awww adorable avatar again!)
MST3KFan 17th Jul 2015, 3:34 AM edit delete reply
Welcome back to working on comics, SeaBee! XD

Hopefully everything will good from here on out.

And... Wow. Jeff is creeped out by Eva. A zombie being creeped out by a person. XD
Seabiscuit 17th Jul 2015, 10:23 AM edit delete reply
Thank you! Back to the old grind.:D
(Pffhahah, SeaBee, that's a new one!)


Weird, right? Jeff, you're too sensitive, man.:D
corruptedNPC 17th Jul 2015, 7:06 AM edit delete reply
Haha! It looks like Eva has found herself a new toy XD
Seabiscuit 17th Jul 2015, 10:23 AM edit delete reply
A new toy! Perfect wording. Yes. A couple new toys, at that!;D

(Woho, awesome avatar! Dem skulls!)
MadJak91 17th Jul 2015, 7:42 AM edit delete reply
Both nicknames are poor, Eva -_-;
I would rather have my name somewhere in there even if it is Benny Boy than a "hey you" nick :D
Seabiscuit 17th Jul 2015, 10:24 AM edit delete reply
Heh~! Perhaps they are not totally up to Eva standard, but it's still better than what he got stuck with originally.;D
Sadly, 'Felix' and 'Jeff' aren't as easy names to manipulate as 'Benjamin'.:D
MadJak91 17th Jul 2015, 10:39 AM edit delete reply
"Jeffy" comes to mind but now I imagine this obscenely ANNOYING guy with drawn out voice calling Jeff that.
Or a giggling school girl.

...yeah. In that case, Eva is doing just fine.
Seabiscuit 17th Jul 2015, 11:29 AM edit delete reply
I wonder, hahah.
Jeff would be a bit harder to mess with in that way, I think. He probably wouldn't mind 'Jeffy' as much as 'Benny boy' does - Perhaps Eva senses this and went for Felix instead.;D
QuietClayton 17th Jul 2015, 9:14 AM edit delete reply
Great to see your back and better and stuff!!

Hat guy..hehe. I like that.
QuietClayton 17th Jul 2015, 9:14 AM edit delete reply
Great to see your back and better and stuff!!

Hat guy..hehe. I like that.
Seabiscuit 17th Jul 2015, 10:25 AM edit delete reply
Awwww, thank you!:D :D

Heheh- glad you like that as well! Felix is...totally thrilled about it, too.;D
iggycrypt 17th Jul 2015, 9:54 AM edit delete reply
I'm glad you're feeling better. Welcome back!

Page looks great and, yeah, Eva sure is something.
Seabiscuit 17th Jul 2015, 10:26 AM edit delete reply
Awww, thank you!
And thank you- Glad you like it!:D

Eva is...Yeah. She's... SOMETHING alright.:D
Cannon. 17th Jul 2015, 10:47 AM edit delete reply
You're back! :D
I was SO excited when I clicked my subscription tab and saw WA at the top! I hope you continue to feel better ;)
Seabiscuit 17th Jul 2015, 11:30 AM edit delete reply
I'm back!:D
Awww, thank you~
I'm glad you were excited, that's so sweet of you!
(And thank you so much again for the adorable fanart squeee ;~;~)
Lilbluebox 17th Jul 2015, 11:08 AM edit delete reply

Anyway. Welcome back, I'm very, very glad you're feeling better, and Eva makes everything awkward in this update. Beautiful.

Hatguy. Yes. Better than Suspendedguy, at least. XD

She's... mostly harmless?
Seabiscuit 17th Jul 2015, 11:31 AM edit delete reply
My brain still has trouble comprehending the awesome of that action figure and all that fanart!!

Thank you!:D
Poor Eva. She just wants to have some fun! Uh, probably.:D
Anything is better than suspendedguy, for sure...It's too long a name, anyhow!

I wonder...
Skweeee 17th Jul 2015, 11:17 AM edit delete reply
I am so happy that you're feeling better and back to enjoying your comic.

Remember way back when, when I called it, about you and your superpowers of fan art collection? Don't know whether to be jealous, or pleased at how right I was. Either way, I'm very happy for you. Your ability to cultivate friendships sets a great example of how great this community can really be.
Seabiscuit 17th Jul 2015, 11:36 AM edit delete reply
Awww, thank you Skweeee!:D

Hahahah! I remember it- Shepard of Fanart, it still makes me laugh! You called that and me getting on the Popular Overall. Skweeee, be honest- Are you a wizard?
Awwww, really, though, you're just too sweet- Thank you very much!:'D
ChilPhil 17th Jul 2015, 12:08 PM edit delete reply
Glad to see you are back and on the healing path.
Great fan art pieces! Lots of love was sent your way.
Eva is already livin' the group dynamics :)
Seabiscuit 17th Jul 2015, 12:12 PM edit delete reply
Heheh, thank you!:D
I know, right? All of these amazing people, they spoil me!!
Hahaha, she is- She's already starting to annoy. Mission accomplished!
Lt. Dom 17th Jul 2015, 12:56 PM edit delete reply
Lt. Dom
Well, well, well.

Looks like the competition is back.
I Guess the assassin I sent to kill you failed!
No matter. You haven't seen the last of me!!! MUSTARDMAN!!!

I think the guys are just nervous around women... Eva ain't so bad.
Seabiscuit 17th Jul 2015, 4:10 PM edit delete reply
Yeah I'm back son, ready to get back into the grind and WREK YER SHIT SON

Once mustard always mustard!

Heh, I dunno if it's so much because she's a woman, or that she's just ... So Eva.
ProfEtheric 17th Jul 2015, 5:28 PM edit delete reply
***GREAT BIG HUGGLES!!!!!*****

Welcome back, Bizkit! And a heck of a page to come back on (Eva out with the boys = SO AWESOME!)
Seabiscuit 18th Jul 2015, 12:05 AM edit delete reply
Heheheh! Awww, thank you Prof!:D :D
It's great to be back!

I'm glad you're liking Eva hangin' with the boys! It's great I FINALLY got to this point.:D
ProfEtheric 18th Jul 2015, 12:43 AM edit delete reply
Might I say "About damn time!"
Seabiscuit 18th Jul 2015, 12:50 AM edit delete reply
Hahah, I agree! It all seemed so much shorter in my head, y'know? Even at three days a week things just took ages to get to! 5 months between Eva sightings for example, holy damn!
Adina 17th Jul 2015, 6:43 PM edit delete reply
Is Eva related to Ben? Similar hair.......

I hope not, because if so, there goes my ship. ;-;
Seabiscuit 18th Jul 2015, 12:06 AM edit delete reply
Heheh, so many people have asked if they're siblings by now! Woops.;~;

They're totally unrelated, it's a coincidence, hahah.
Their hair was so different, but they both...evolved? the same way as the comic went on, without me even noticing. Woops....
Adina 18th Jul 2015, 12:06 AM edit delete reply
THE SHIP SAILS! Or, like, it will potentially leave the docks at some point.
Seabiscuit 18th Jul 2015, 12:16 AM edit delete reply
Ha ha ha!! I wonder...
They probably would make a good couple.;D

but what about poor Anne
Adina 18th Jul 2015, 12:25 AM edit delete reply
Is Ben and Anne the endgame couple? Like, for reals?
Seabiscuit 18th Jul 2015, 12:30 AM edit delete reply
I wonder...
flutesalute 19th Jul 2015, 6:18 AM edit delete reply
yay I finally caught up! What a great comic :) And I'm glad you're doing better too!!! <3
Seabiscuit 19th Jul 2015, 10:05 AM edit delete reply
Awww, thank you much, Rayna! I'm so very glad you enjoyed WA!!:D
Spelledeg 19th Jul 2015, 1:42 PM edit delete reply
Oh Eva, don't mind Eva...she's totally harmless. (No)

Welcome back to pagery, Sea! :D It's good to see these nutjobs interacting together again, I'm really looking forward to seeing how this mission goes, but I have the sneaking suspicion we'll be seeing more of that Red Plague Doctor soon, at least in some way shape or form...I just have that feeling.
Seabiscuit 19th Jul 2015, 3:12 PM edit delete reply
Hahhaha...Definitely not. There's a lot more to her than weirdness.:D

Thank, Spell!<3
It's good to be ~drawing~ these nutjobs interacting, hah! What a sad point it was to have to stop at. I'm glad you're looking forward to it!
As for that Red Plague Doctor bit...Hm.;)
Casscade 19th Jul 2015, 11:09 PM edit delete reply
Aww! Sea I'm glad you're back! :) I hope you're feeling better~

Omg! The looks on their faces in the second panel! Everyone is so uncomfortable! Ahaha!! Poor boys. XD
Eva is just full of adorable-ness~
Seabiscuit 20th Jul 2015, 4:15 AM edit delete reply
Aww, thank you very much! <3

Hahahah, glad you like that second panel, I had a lot of fun there!
And glad you think Eva is cute!;)
She might be weird, and annoying to some, but she most certainly has her cute side!
Miaubol 21st Jul 2015, 1:39 PM edit delete reply
It's back! :D

This page made me so crack up, Eva is totally Yayyy! while everyone else... xD

Wow the fanart. It's amazing to see the different artists' versions of the characters. In particular, I have a weak spot for Jeff and "his" cats :D
Seabiscuit 21st Jul 2015, 3:15 PM edit delete reply
Yup! :D

Hahahah, thank you, I'm glad you found it amusing! Heheh.;D

Right? Oh gosh~ It's so cool seeing my boys and girls so differently. And Jeff with kitties...Yes!!:D
Chris the Blue 3rd Jan 2018, 11:08 PM edit delete reply
Chris the Blue
Its like amazing that even Jeff doesnt immediately want to be friends with Eva. She's the best tho.
Seabiscuit 6th Jan 2018, 6:41 PM edit delete reply
True! Jeff was a little creeped out by her for some reason, at first.:D