Lol. I love the look in her face in the third panel. Them are some crazy eyes! haha
Someone’s playing good cop here.
So that make Alamand the bad cop?
hmm… will she killl them, or not> I can see this going either way
I don’t think she will. Alamand seemed pretty mad at her a couple pages back, and I’m betting it’s because she let them go. And Amen is a “major supporting character” according to the cast page; how could he die this early?
You mean like Phe?
Was that an ominous foreshadowing hoho?
Beware the laugh of the author, it never means anything good. Expect trouble. Amen.
Ahh your pages are such a treat! I adore the consistency like i dont even
The Meek, featuring Amen’s jawline. <3
Since Amen has a slot on the cast page I’m guessing not. Could be wrong; maybe we’ll see him in flashbacks. I think he’ll be with us for a while, though.
Phe has a slot too, though. D:
1. Add milk to plot
2. Stir gently and leave to thicken
But Phe lives on through flashbacks. We don’t have a major character who has a significant past history to allow Amen to exist via flashbacks, so I think he lives on…
Phe has been in flashbacks?
I was actually wondering if there would be a page about 2 minutes ago, and look what happened! :D
Oh Soli, you and your crazy laugh.
Better than troll-face XD
I hope Amen is actually showing some christian charity here and not some bull shit.
Yeah, me too.
Amen was for me this man that was so easy to make fun of. A strict man with pre-stablished ideas of right and wrong that he just accepted.
But, what if he had thought this stuff? Maybe, in his everyday, he really believes that there is no evil, but people that make mistakes. I cannot describe that vision of the world as wise or foolish, but paternalist. And that is just so full of love, you know? (awww!).
Anyway, he is an officer, his mission is to put order in that crazy land … (with love?)
Damn! he´s growing on me. I hope he doesn´t turn in some jerk…
I just LOVE Soli’s body language in panel No. 4.
Amen looks great in this page. I agree with Rachel abot his jawline ♥
I love Soli’s hidden smile in the last panel. Such a contrast from her crazy face up there. You’re doing an amazing job with the colouring in these low-light scenes, nothing looks undersaturated or too dull! If anything the blue accents pop even more. So gorgeous *___*
…also, damn does Amen look really fine with his hair all mussed up or what
Oh, wow, I love the expressions in this page. XD (Even if most of them are 50% covered, they are excellent!)
Hope she doesn’t kill him!
The bottom panes in the page are aces
The chemistry in your cast is amazing, you are a fantastic writer! I can’t wait to see what happens
Woman. Do it.
Yes, I agree.
That third panel cracks me up. And I know what you mean about that dusky-low-contrast-but-not-quite-dark sort of lighting situation. Hard to draw/color, even more annoying to drive in.
What are you talking about I love to drive in that shit.
Is it appropriate to ship Amen and Soli? Cauuuuse… I meann….
Is it just me, or does Amen resemble one Captain Reynolds in that panel… <3
!!!! <3 If he does bear a resemblance, it's passing at best, but this comment deserves love for any mention of the fine Malcolm Reynolds.
Oh! I less-than-three you both.
Did Alamand just give her his handkerchief? That little detail just made my respect for you shot up above the skies, to eternity and beyond. Goddamnit, you make these character’s so unbelievably human, I can relate to them (kinda…)! Please never stop being too good to be true…
Wait, it´s already sunset?? I thought it was morning! O.o
The evening dusk is looking very good here, of course. Those middle panels are so nice.
It was noon or a little after when Soli entered the cabin.
Yeah, they got there in afternoon (like around 1pm), spent some time doing whatever inside and looking for the stuff to steal, then more time spent waiting for Alamand, and now it’s sunset.
But considering how pissed she got when DeTiker said she didn’t understand sacrifice…maybe he’s onto something there.
I bet she pistol whips him like next panel, though.
Sadly, I think that whatever insight into Soli’s character Amen has stumbled upon here, it was completely unintentional. However, I do believe that he’ll quickly discover the significance of his cya-babble, and milk it for all it’s worth.
Actually don’t think a pistol-whipping is coming here. I would be surprised if she killed him in cold blood. It would nudge Soli’s character from lovable rogue to unsympathetic villain, and I don’t think that’s our author’s intention for her.
Those last two panels look like shipping fuel. They must be staring deeply into each others eyes.
Really? I got the impression that she is either staring at the floor or just off into the distance. Remembering something, perhaps?
lmfao oh god the laughing
I wasn’t paying attention to the text and I thought something like in the beginning of that one Mission Impossible movie had happened. But then I realized that miniature brain-bombs likely would not have been possible in this setting.
OH MY GOD, SOLI’S EYES!!! XD
I had to draw some crazy eyes 6_9
Amen is looking handsomer every page, man. Soli as well, particularly in the last panel, in contrast to the…crazy laugh… But nonetheless, the expressions in this page are particularly great.
And anyone mention how Alamand looks, covering up his face with his shirt in the third to last panel? Am I allowed to think that that’s adorable? (Well, I’m going to keep on thinking it, even if Alamand doesn’t want me to. :P
Oh yes, Alamand covering his face with a shirt. Combined with his body language, on page 5 he looks almost shy. That´s adorable!
XD Oh god, that third panel. WALL-EYED SOLI IS VERY MUCH AMUSED.
Why beseech her? There’s no way she’d let them arrest her.
Right now he’s probably just trying to make her not kill them
Goin’ a bit CRAYZEE I see? XDDD
Such a great page. I wonder how this scene’ll carry out. c:
that third panel oh god
can’t stop laughing
I BET THEY TAKE THEM ALONG 0-0
probably just as wrong as everyone else guessing, but can’t wait to see what happens, oh and. CRAZZZZY EYES :D
Hey Soli, you got a little crazy on your face.
Ohhhhh boy, I can tell this isn’t going to end well >.<
If the third panel were a poster and I were a detective, I would so put it up in any room where I would be conducting interrogations. Just for ambience. :D
it might just be me, but soli’s eyes seem so sad in the last panel….
I keep telling myself that I’ll stop following this comic, but then right before I delete it from my bookmarks, BAM! update. And it is so worth it!
Great comic! Can’t wait to see these stories come together.
If alamand didn’t kill the other sheriff, is he going to barge in any time now?
You know I was wondering the same thing.
Update! Oh happy, happy time!
And THAT was the response I expected from Soli. (Or from people with a sense of humor?)
I luff her goofy laughter, crazy eyes and all.
Amen looks mighty fine in that 6th panel…But…
Not as fine as Soli in the last one. Those half-closed eyes, with the bangs falling on top, look intriguing and super sexy.
I kind of picture a bitter/ironic smile hidden behind the bandana and think (hope) that the next page will reveal something about Soli’s past.
Oh yeah! I started reading Lackadaisy and OMG, I’m so in love with it now, too! I wish I’d read it sooner (thank you for linking it in the last update) and I hope the she wins that nomination. Mordecai~♥
The naive optimist in me is hoping Soli doesn’t kill them. After all, we have Luca for the murdering and melting of faces already, right?
lmao the eyeeeeessss <3
Okay, from the patterns established in the last two chapters, and the title of this one, it’s pretty clear that Soli is going to have some sort of water-based powers. I wouldn’t be surprised if this is the situation where they make themselves apparent.
Unexpected Magic Powers could also be part of the reason things are so awkward between Soli and Alamand in the flash-forward.
That had not even occurred to me but it makes total sense. You’re good.
Am loving Soli’s derp-face in panel 3. xD
Oooh the tension – aaand Soli has baggage :s Never would have pegged Amen for trying to appeal to his captor’s good side…
Still, I have a bad feeling about this… :(
Hey hey there. Soli has a ball crushing awesomeness of a jawline too! This… this is a sign! For… something. I ‘unno.
Leave Amen, dammit!
I don’t like how her laugh is slowed down in the last panel.
By ‘don’t like’, I mean something bad will prolly happen in the next page o.o
Even if Soli doesn’t want to admit, she is still a delicate woman…those hormones eventually kick in.
I’m sorry, my face just went like Soli’s after reading that comment.
That 3rd panel kind of scared me ahaha XD
Phe also had a huge significance in the lives of Luca, Suda, Rana and Hyla. Her death sets big things in motion. Maybe Amen’s death will set big things in motion, but so far he doesn’t mean anything to our protagonists beyond being an obstacle and a choice. I think we’ll see more of Amen breathing.
Ok, yes, the third panel is totally great and I predict will be an icon all OVER the internets. But I am busy loving the way Alamand has his face covered in his panels- no mask, but still all Mister Responsible. Kid’s a hoot. An armed dangerous hoot.
NO SOLI DON’T LET THEM GO.
The upper panel is the sort of thing you cut out and use it on forums as a “reaction” picture to something hilarious.
I’ve been wondering–do they all have that sort-of-Southern accent or is that just Alamand?
They do have an accent! Which is “uneducated.”
That last panel of Soli is just… just wonderful… :d
/beard stroke. Second comment away!
Anyway, I wonder if Adobart is going to come charging in here and try to arrest Soli. That would make a bit of sense.. BUT I hope he doesn’t. I want some Soli-soul-spilling to the hawts that is Amen.
Amen is sexy in that panel. Soli should keep him tied up and take him with her.
Is Amen trying to undo the ropes? There’s little white wiggle lines around his back in the fifth panel….
I think those are just “lean forward” lines.
Haha, yeah he is.
G-aaah Amen panel five is just so sexy. Profiles make me happy nnnggg jawline<3
First Amen snarls he’s going to arrest Soli, now he tries the Joe Friday “You won’t *ma’am*, I know you’re a good person” routine? Either Amen’s a psycho, or someone needs to whisper into his overwrought ear that the ‘good cop/bad cop’ act generally requires *two* people. Oh, and not being tied up.
Ropes? Eh. He doesn’t sweat the details. :D
Everyone’s commenting on that third panel, and I just have to add that when I first read it, it looked like she had just been electrocuted or something similar, so I thought Amen must’ve had a taser or something similar. Then I realized it was just her laughing. :D Another GREAT page! Can’t wait to see what happens next-o!
lol Amen is guna own isn’t he lol
I love the PFTHAHAHA face.
Amen is going to win this chapter, for sure.
As long as you don’t kill him, anyway. I hope. D:
Protip Soli: don’t let them talk, they’ll undo the ropes while you’re distracted.
Did…did Soli just go DERPY on us in that third panel?! XD
That derpylaughter face is ADORABLE. As is the way Alamand is covering his face with his shirt.
Amen is just so painfully earnest. Ouch, Soli. Ouch.
Amen, I hate to say it, but you should take a few more CLEs in crisis negotiation. The seguay from “you’re under arrest for attempted murder” to “you won’t kill me, you’re a good person” is really not the best one to make.
Crud, I’d shoot him on general principle if I was already a hardened criminal. lol
Well, I think the main goal was to try to stop her from shooting him… it worked, didn’t it? :)
Not gonna lie, if I saw that panel 3 face in someone that was threatening to kill me, I’d be thinking, “ohdangthispersoniscrazy!” And yes, I would omit the spaces so I could think faster, seeing as how I’d be likely to croak it shortly thereafter.
I must concur with those others who have labeled Amen as ‘hawt’. Now that his hairstyle is a little roughed up and he isn’t so clean and put-together … yum ^_^
This is one of my favorite pages so far. Let him live Soli!!!
This page catches me from top to bottom with it’s hazy, shady colorings and wonderful expression changes (oh hey, that’s the usual high-quality standard we see on every page!). I absolutely love the last panel though, where you see the laugh-line on Soli’s face yet her eyes are downcast and her expression seems to turn inward in response to Amen’s words. You can see her thinking, “Yes, yes I do know the difference, and you wouldn’t believe what I went through for it.” Looooove it.
You should use that derplaugh face as your DeviantArt avatar, it would be beautiful! XD
Can somebody please make this a GIF? Pleeeeease?
Here you go. XP
Well, if this were Pokemon, I’d say that last comment was a critical hit. Well played, sir. Well played.
Hmmm. Now the big question is: is Alamand mad at Soli a few pages ago because she didn’t kill Amen, or because she did?
Facial expressions=so awesome. I enjoy this comic, and even though it is still in its introductory chapters, I anxiously wait for the day to see a completed collection of The Meek in a bookstore someday.
Have you ever read Gene Yang’s “American-Born Chinese”? It’s a brilliant example of how I envision The Meek turning out with its promise of intertwining stories. Until then, watching out for the next page is just as well.
I get the feeling Soli’s gonna slap him like she did the old man. I respect your decisions in creating such an amoral character at the risk of ‘likeability’.
final panel is incredible
Oh my God I’m dying to know what she’s gonna do next!!!
Btw I love the dialogue in panel 4. Soli and Alamand are my fav chars =D They’re so lovable, just like Duane and Sette in Unsounded =D
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