First Tuesday update and page 300! Opening up with some good ol’ throwback violence.
sucks to be you ten
you should put a voteing link in the description even if you don’t change the incentive.
Well, looks like the shizznit just just hit the fan.
Poor poor ten :'(
Hooray for Tuesday updates!
Anyways, it wasn’t *really* Ten’s fault… right?
Well lets look at the facts.
Ten sets up this really big party using contraband he found.
He then drags Kiva to the party, and promptly abandons her when she is clearly uncomfortable with the whole thing and not having fun, to go rub elbows with the assholes who dont give a shit about him. The very same people who will more then likely throw him under the bus to save their own skins when security drops the hammer.
After all, who cares about a sideshow freak?
He doesnt even so much as say hi to Jovi, who previously expressed his love for him.
Instead they are both getting drunk while skulking under the tree, and Kiva puts up with all this shit for Ten, and then some idiot at HIS party sets her on fire.
Yes, its his fault.
Once you are over how the whole thing was a bad idea…
Ten is a party host. This means he can’t devote himself to any one person, and anybody who came there for him cannot realistically hope to get his undivided attention. If Kiva wanted to be next to him because she’s introvert and uncomfortable around strangers who dislike her, she should have followed him around. Then she would also have known he didn’t ditch anyone on purpose – Trini’s drink request was just for a moment, and then there was Tattle and fireworks, neither of which he could have realistically prevented (once the party was already started) or ignored.
Ten didn’t show great organizational skills – then again, I suspect this is his first attempt at a party of this scale – but he wasn’t a bad friend.
Ehhhhh, I dunno about that.
He’s a party host to a bunch of people who don’t actually care about him. http://www.kahmith.com/2014/04/04/298-fweeee/
And he was kind of a jackass to his friends. It’s not that they were expecting him to hold their hands hand the whole time. He flat out blows them off when they try to interact with him.
-Trini could have waited. He has already been hanging out and dancing with her.
-Or there’s this scene (and the accompanying pages before it). If you think about it, to both Jovi and Kiva, it looks like Ten is having quality time with some lady that neither of them know. Remember that Ten just blew off Jovi, told him he didn’t have time to hang out with him, and is now in a tree with a stranger. (We know it’s Tattle and Ten didn’t have much say in the matter, but Jovi and Kiva don’t). And from this particular angle it could look like maybe they are kissing. This is also shortly after Ten told Jovi he doesn’t really feel inclined to be involved with anyone. Ouch.
Poor Jovi: http://www.kahmith.com/2014/03/28/297-fizzle-and-pop/
I think Kiva would have probably been fine being left on her own. but seeing as she just spent the whole afternoon keeping an eye on him it probably wouldn’t have been a bad idea for him to pop by and offer to grab h er a snake or something http://www.kahmith.com/2014/03/28/297-fizzle-and-pop/
Also, Kiva just had to listen to Jovi whine about things, so she had even greater insight to how he’s treating Jovi. And I’m sure that pisses her off a bit.
I love Ten, but as a character I think one of his flaws is that he can be pretty insensitive of others feeling’s. Rather than respecting Kiva he was constantly in her face bothering her. He thought he was being “friendly” and that would make them better partners and eventually he would win her over. As a baby of his family (from a birth order psychology stand point) he’s probably pretty used to getting his way. And his high intellect lets him get away with a lot. He also has this attitude that his way is the right way.
We see this with how he handles Kiva in early pages (before the elevator thing), but also in the future. He doesn’t know that Jovi anything is wrong between him and Jovi after the party. Even though Jovi storms off clearly upset. And he thinks gifts are the best way to apologize. The only thing he was really worried about was replacing Kiva’s shirt, not anything else she said here.
I think in the end the important thing is that NO ONE is entirely right or knows everything in this scene. Which is what gives it such great impact.
Kiva has a point. Jovi has a point. And Ten has a point.
But saying that Ten has done nothing wrong, and that his friends are overreacting isn’t completely correct. From the information they’ve been given, and the interactions they’ve had, they are pretty justifiable in their anger.
Hopefully that kind of clarifies things.
“offer to grab her a snake”
Wow. We can see how my brain was working
Also, to kind of clarify the second point regarding Trini. It has to do with Ten’s lack of prioritizing and insensitivity to others. Jovi is clearly uncomfortable and it’s taken him a bit of courage to work up to confronting Ten. But Ten is kind of swept up into things and thinks fetching Trini a drink is more important.
If he were perhaps a bit more in tune to Jovi’s feelings, or less swept up in things he could have easily responded,
“Oh, ummm, sure. Do you mind if I tell Trini really quickly that I’m gonna take a bit? I was grabbing us some drinks.”
And Jovi probably would have been just fine with that and pretty understanding.
Wow I feel bad for Ten now. That just had to to hurt not just physically but emotionally.
To be fair he did earn some of that.
For bad organization, yes. For “ditching” Jovi&Kiva, no. If they seriously thought a host of a huge party was going to spend most of his time around them engaging them in conversation and not going anywhere… well that’s naive to say the least. And kind of assholish of them.
Then again, Ten should have known better than to persuade Kiva to go to the party where he would be too busy to engage her. He seems to be pretty bad at handling the whole “introvert” thing overall…
I’m gonna hope that one in the corner there is pouring water and not alcohol!
Yay tuesday updates begin! Well for me Monday!
Great way to start it off! Anger and Violence!
Poor Ten. But hey, Kiva actually got pissed Ten WASNT hanging out with her. Neat.
Zan: What? You live in Hawaii or California, or something? How is it still Monday for you?
Avsaroke: Great debut and everything. I can’t believe after all this time she doesn’t know him well enough to understand “liquor, fireworks, party” as a “liquor-fireworks-party.” He never lies to her, why can’t she get this. Kiva, you are all about the revenge, live a little first, there is always a war somewhere.
No, I live in the US, central time zone. I saw this updated somewhere between 8-10pm ish.
The server hosting the comic is in a completely different time zone than most of us. The default setting is for the comic to update at midnight, which is 8pm EST (or 7 pm in the winter) over here.
I’ve been wondering about that! Especially since it seems like regardless of the time it is actually uploaded it likes to say 11:59
That’s because (unless I’m running late) the comic is pre-uploaded and set to go live as soon as the server thinks it’s Friday. Which because of the time difference, is Thursday evening.
I *can* adjust the displayed time, but doing that causes all kinds of havoc with some of the behind the scenes stuff for some reason. So I just leave it, since it’s not really hurting anything. Just causing some mild confusion. XD
Haha, I’m happy to get the comic a few hours early 😉
this is probably the most pissed off we have seen Kiva. yay for the first tusday update!
You know Ten, Tattle warned you about this.
As much as i like Ten….he really deserves both the punch and lecture.
Well, looks like the tough lady actually cared .. in her own way..
WHoooooooo tuesday updates are awesome !
Survivor-707: I agree, Tuesday updates are awesome !!
As a wise Tattle once said, “It’s a good thing to want to make others happy, Ten, but you have to learn where to draw the line. If you try to be on everyone’s side, eventually you’ll end up on no one’s.”
Ohhhhhhh, poor babies. My heart hurts, for all three of them. @_@.
Yeah, the Wyfe did the math for me. GMT=-05 for me, but zero for the server. -06 for Zan.
Didn’t anybody else notice the reality break? Frame one, refers to page #061?
This is why I love Kiva. She can be really grumpy, rude, and violent while still caring in her own way.
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