Chapter: Part of the Circle
Page: Consecutive Hits

18th Dec 2021, 12:00 PM

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18th Dec 2021, 12:00 PM When you feel like you’re moving backwards instead of forwards no matter how hard you train :(

It’s later in the fall for the cast of S&B right now, so we can see Kat’s breath in the brisk air. I love jogging when it’s like that :)


18th Dec 2021, 12:21 PM "Weak" 5 teeheehee

And when have your blunt words ever worked for you, Kairo? Huh? Huh?
j/k people do need to hear the truth but the tone with which you say it also matters
18th Dec 2021, 2:35 PM I couldn’t resist! ;D

And oh my gosh does it ever! Your tone can change how something is received as either positive or negative. I wonder if sometimes the truth can make things worse if delivered in a mean way :’(
18th Dec 2021, 3:49 PM Yup, tone/intent/context usually matters more than which specific words you use.

The worst thing about bullies was always when they'd talk to you using perfectly ordinary words, but in the most condescending tone. It creates an annoying trap: if you answer normally or politely, they snigger thinking you're too dumb to read their intentions, and if you respond negatively or ignore them, they go "wow so rude how dare you be so antisocial". Go away stupid bullies XD
19th Dec 2021, 7:59 AM Agh, yeah X-(
18th Dec 2021, 1:56 PM Interesting background in the Week 3 panel. Is it supposed to be a montage of all the things she's running past?
18th Dec 2021, 2:37 PM You’re always free to interpret it however you like! I was thinking that she’s just running around the HQ building early in the morning though. It’s not in the middle of the city, but you can see the buildings in the distance and stuff. She’s sort of in the parking lot area. I imagine it’s surrounded by a sort of park too!
18th Dec 2021, 2:00 PM Great art/expressions! I like this montage it shows the mounting frustrations on both sides. It totally sucks when progress feels slow or stagnant , but I concur that fall/winter running is very refreshing!

On another note that's a really cool clothing design on Panel 3 :)
18th Dec 2021, 2:42 PM Aw that’s great it comes across that way! Kat’s growing more and more frustrated, making her react in ways that frustrate Kairo hah…we’ll see how this turns out!

Ah fall is my favourite <3

Haha thanks! It’s just a black thunder screentone of some sort put overtop of the hot pink layer with the opacity lowered. I’d totally wear those leggings myself ;)
18th Dec 2021, 3:51 PM I'm certainly getting a "Frustrated" vibe from Kat, but not from Kairo... I've worked with teachers like that, where the better you get, the harder they push you. Winston Churchill once said "if you feel like you're marching through Hell, the only way out is to keep marching".

I may be way of base, but I hear his internal voice saying "Better, but not good enough. I can't let up till you're good enough to take me down". That's tough, but it's good teaching.

What I REALLY want to know is how Evan is progressing though all of this. Reading books and watching DVD's will train the body, but that's not really what Evan needs
19th Dec 2021, 8:03 AM You’re not wrong actually—I’m just getting a little ahead of myself lol.
Kairo isn’t frustrated here (or at least not very) but he will be soon, not because of Kat’s lack of physical ability (she’s doing quite well in that area for the most part), but because of her frequent emotional outbursts.

Oh boy that is so true about Evan T - T I’m gonna focus on him some more after doing a bit more of Kat’s progression. I like to go back and forth with the two of them :3
18th Dec 2021, 3:56 PM My Donnie Yen character would be amused at your week 4. I also wonder what Kat is doing in week 6.
19th Dec 2021, 8:04 AM I bet she threw a really easy-to-disarm kick at him again out of desperation ;)
19th Dec 2021, 10:12 PM In my headcanon, I imagine Kat throws what MMA calls an "upkick," which is a kick while lying on the ground in one angle or another.
18th Dec 2021, 5:31 PM I approve of that sneaky pun.

She looks annoyed, but he's just trying to push her to be the best she can be. Hopefully.
19th Dec 2021, 8:08 AM Haha, thanks ;3

Yeah I’d say so! Trying to prepare her for the real world and all that.
20th Dec 2021, 1:32 PM that was a weak week for puns ;)

the cosmic purple pattern is really cool though!
20th Dec 2021, 6:43 PM Right?? X’D

Thank you, I love it too!
21st Dec 2021, 1:44 PM I really like how these montage pages turned out! :D

and "weak" 5 lol xDD
21st Dec 2021, 2:08 PM Thank you!

I’ll never forget it now lol xDD
11th Jan 2022, 8:55 AM Such sass Kairo!

And "Weak" 5, hahaha nice XD
11th Jan 2022, 11:43 AM Snarky dude

Lol it's so bad, but I'm glad you like it ;D