Chapter: Part of the Circle
Page: Change Your Programming

1st Jan 2022, 12:00 PM

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1st Jan 2022, 12:00 PM Happy New Year in advance!! (I’m uploading this as of November).

(Don’t worry, the montage thingy isn’t done yet, this is just a short scene within that timeframe.)

Anyways…I have some news! In December (before this page gets uploaded actually) I’ll have finally moved out!! Remember what I said at the beginning of the year about getting a job and then moving out? They really both happened, and I’m so excited!! It certainly took long, but here I am <3
I’ll be renting from a elderly neighbour of mine, who has been more than generous and kind. This move definitely equals more space and probably a lot more time for me, since I won’t be with my family all the time anymore. I just hope it’s not too quiet, haha. I’m hoping this will lead to a lot more creative growth for me though, I’m looking forward to that so much!

Thank you all so much for supporting and sticking with me through all of this, it motivates me like nothing else—I can’t wait to see what this new year will bring for S&B, And even for the webcomics community in general. Let’s all dream big and take small steps toward our goals!


1st Jan 2022, 1:31 PM That outburst panel is cool :o even if it's happening for an uncool reason :p

Congrats on achieving them achievements! Moving out is definitely a big step, both exciting and scary. If you do get anxious moments where it feels "too quiet" and you want to talk to someone, I'm always happy to lend an ear.

But otherwise happy new year and happy comicking :D
1st Jan 2022, 2:38 PM Thank you!

And I appreciate that a lot <3

Same to you!
1st Jan 2022, 3:02 PM C'mon, dude, muscle tremors are involuntary. May as well holler at someone for sneezing.
1st Jan 2022, 4:33 PM I guess I was thinking that she had been shaking consistently a lot—not because she’s tired but because she’s nervous. But yeah, he’s not being the nicest. I think he’s really just frustrated with her frequent tears and getting upset.
1st Jan 2022, 7:06 PM (He's just jealous of her better-looking shorts, frankly. Admit it, Kairo.)
1st Jan 2022, 7:20 PM Kat: 2
Kairo: 0

1st Jan 2022, 3:21 PM For one thing, she has a much better tank top than him
1st Jan 2022, 4:34 PM Lol X’D I did not know what I was going for when drawing that tank top for Kairo! I ended up just allowing it to be whatever it turned out to be. But yeah, you tell ‘im!!
1st Jan 2022, 8:28 PM lolol
1st Jan 2022, 7:30 PM Kat: "I'm not exactly like you, okay?"
Kairo: "How did you know I was a robot?"
1st Jan 2022, 8:09 PM "Did you hear the one about Kairo?!" X'D

(Sorry that's a veggie tales reference, I couldn't resist!)

Video that might explain
2nd Jan 2022, 1:06 PM That was hilarious! 😹😹😹. All web comics should have rumor weeds as characters.
2nd Jan 2022, 1:13 PM Indeed! She's so sassy and delightful, plus super-intimidating in the climax of that episode! (I believe the full show can be watched on YouTube)

Definitely one of my favourite VT eps and cartoon villains ;)
1st Jan 2022, 8:27 PM Dang poor Kat, it's true even though she's been training for a bit now I imagine it's a huge change in pace! That 5th panel is really great from both art and character stand point

It's cool that Kat's still in touch with her emotions, im sure that can pay off in positive ways too in the future, not being a robot :) .

Also congrats on moving out!! Sounds like a lot of big changes for you, and thanks for the story too looking forward to another great year :D
1st Jan 2022, 10:04 PM Thank you so much! And yeah, that makes a lot of sense. This is all so new to her.

Absolutely! Kairo really has no idea what he’s missing <3

I appreciate that, thank you! Looking forward to sharing more of this story with y’all too!!
1st Jan 2022, 8:49 PM Congrats on moving out (maybe 1 month late?) and Happy New Year!

Otherwise, I'll wait until next pages to see what is the context behind this conversation.
1st Jan 2022, 10:08 PM Nah, not a month late. I’ve been moved out for not quite two weeks yet ;)

Thanks though! I’m very happy about it, I think it’s going well :)

Happy new year to you as well! And do you mean the context of the conversation on this page? It’s sort of in the middle of a conversation right now, but it’s supposed to imply that Kat and Kairo have been butting heads frequently over her getting too emotional, as he’d told her in the previous chapter as well. We’ll see if they can or can’t come to some kind of compromise though!
2nd Jan 2022, 12:28 AM I'm curious to see whether this is simply training pushing Kat to her limits (I've struggled to breathe before) or whether there's something else going behind Kairo's methods. Also interesting to see Kairo with tattoos if I'm seeing them right.
2nd Jan 2022, 8:43 AM I'd say it's both, so you're doing good!

And yeah, Kairo has some tattoos on his chest. He doesn't usually take off his shirt though, much to my sister's dismay X'D
2nd Jan 2022, 4:16 PM I wonder if there's shirtless Kairo art already existing on the internet. At least we know he's of age!
2nd Jan 2022, 6:13 PM Yeah I’m “guilty” of drawing him shirtless once.
4th Jan 2022, 1:00 AM I imagine shirtless Kairo is buried deep in a hard drive somewhere. I must wonder who else saw it.
1st Jan 2022, 10:12 PM See, she kinda had a point up until she started dropping assumptions about him. His expression suggests to me that he's about to remind her how you spell "assume."

Best of luck in your new living space! I hope you'll have an easy time settling in and enjoy living there.
2nd Jan 2022, 8:48 AM That's a good point! I think he definitely doesn't appreciate being yelled at or told what he "thinks."

Thank you! It's going really well I'd say, it feels very safe and happy here <3
2nd Jan 2022, 3:13 AM Ooooh, excellent page to start the year off with!
2nd Jan 2022, 8:49 AM Thank you Reap!
5th Jan 2022, 11:22 AM Oh, poor honey :'( I can relate to that feeling all too well :( Kairo needs to chill a bit and realize that these two aren't trained adults like he's probably used to dealing with, they're teenagers with volatile emotions and he needs to be more gentle :(
5th Jan 2022, 4:43 PM Argh yes, so true!! In Kairo’s defense, he was certainly not raised in a healthy way, so it’s really something of a foreign concept to him when he sees people being okay/honest with their emotions.
11th Jan 2022, 8:58 AM Awwww, I've been there, Kat! :C
11th Jan 2022, 11:44 AM Me too :'(