Chapter: Part of the Circle
Page: An Understanding

28th Aug 2021, 12:00 PM

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An Understanding

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28th Aug 2021, 12:00 PM KAIRO: Um…whoops?

Evan’s brain is very quick to imagine the worst possible scenario. I mean, it’s easy to see when he’s already witnessed horrors such as murder in the past.


28th Aug 2021, 12:01 PM I made an oopsie and now Evan has the big sad ~ Kairo, probably
28th Aug 2021, 12:47 PM “But I didn’t mean to!!”

—Also Kairo, probably
28th Aug 2021, 12:39 PM Fear of external threats is one thing, but fear of oneself? That's where it becomes really tormenting. If Evan can overcome all this, it'll be quite the triumph.
28th Aug 2021, 12:49 PM Indeed. Yeah that describes Evan really well I think.

Although yeah this is a talk that needs to happen XD

Side note: I'm seeing an interesting parallel between Evan and Bailey in that they have a fear of their own powers, though for different reasons. Kairo giving advice about learning to control it is similar to what Phil told Bailey.
28th Aug 2021, 2:01 PM Lol now I feel like he needs a manual with all the buttons not to press when dealing with Evan—the Kat button being #1.

Aw cool!! Yeah I’m not sure how similar it is, I’d have to go back and look at Bailey’s arc again. We’ll see if it turns out to be a strong parallel!
28th Aug 2021, 3:28 PM Boss: "So give me a report on the kids."
Kairo: "Kat is coming along fine. Evan's currently in the hospital psyche ward under observation."
28th Aug 2021, 5:54 PM I laughed out loud at this (。 >艸<) it’s just such a stark contrast and the other person would be like “excuse me w h a t” I have played with similar sounding dialogue in my head actually!
28th Aug 2021, 6:21 PM Opposite of intended effect, Kairo?
28th Aug 2021, 7:39 PM Or the absolute extreme of his intended effect, heheh…
29th Aug 2021, 5:41 PM "Evan.exe has encountered a fatal error and crashed. Please reboot or contact the manufacturer for assistance."

Hopefully Evan is just in the process of running a long calculation.
29th Aug 2021, 9:59 PM Haha yeah I hope so too!!
28th Aug 2021, 8:27 PM Ohh really great page! I love that eye effect it's really fact both of Evan's panels here are great :)

Dang, it's true, and not explored enough imo with superheroes. Evan's really powerful, must be so anxiety inducing not knowing if you could inadvertently hurt someone you love.
28th Aug 2021, 9:42 PM Thank you!! Yeah the multi-coloured effect was inspired by the way old cartoons portray a character going insane or something, I’ve always found it to look strange and sometimes even scary but in a good way—the reference I used here though was actually this image from the modern Ducktales show:


And that is so true! I find that with superhero stories and even in a lot of other genres, while they’ve got good stuff I’m always wanting to know more, you know? I want to understand the characters more, the theme more, I want more feels, more development, etc. They have it but they gotta dig deeper sometimes!
11th Sep 2021, 7:57 PM That first panel is totally killer -- I got total "70s somebody having a horrible LSD trip" vibe from it, never would have guessed it was inspired by Ducktales.
11th Sep 2021, 8:07 PM Thanks yo!! And haha well, who knows? Maybe that old cartoon shorthand was inspired by some of that stuff you mentioned :)
28th Aug 2021, 9:41 PM I think you took this too far, Kairo.
28th Aug 2021, 9:46 PM I think Kairo is trying to present something in a fair way, but maybe he should have known that Evan isn’t exactly stable enough to receive this very well.
29th Aug 2021, 11:07 AM Well now you done gone and upset the boi, Kairo :'D
29th Aug 2021, 9:50 PM Oh boy did he ever :’D
29th Aug 2021, 12:30 PM At the risk of being the old mean man at the end of the block that everyone hates, Evan needed to hear this, and he needs to process it.
If Kairo can talk him back down from here it will be a sharp lesson for both of them.

oh, and one more thing... WAKE UP KAIRO YOU IDIOT AND PICK A SIDE. (sorry, just needed to remind everyone that I'm still screaming in the background)
29th Aug 2021, 9:58 PM Very true—yeah I think Evan really just needs a lot of support from people who will patiently help him understand that he is NOT A MURDER MACHINE my gosh (;´Д`)

And if you keep screaming maybe one day Kairo will hear you…you never know!
2nd Sep 2021, 9:23 AM Oooooooh, I think Kairo might've hit too hard on that one
2nd Sep 2021, 6:52 PM Heheh yep!!
13th Oct 2021, 11:59 PM Evan is what I call a "Glass Canon" tsk tsk...
14th Oct 2021, 4:19 PM Hmm, that’s a pretty good description! I think emotionally he is very sensitive—like you think Kat is sensitive, hoy… He’s very fragile, just not as open as her.