Wat? What’s happening?
Wat. Plz tell me it’s not what I’m thinking it is.
Most likely a metaphor for his life? Therefore, the emotional weight of his upbringing prior to meeting Milo is represented by a gruesome and terrifying horror story, and the introduction of Milo will in some way alter things?
This is what I’m thinking it is. Oh god poor Liam ;-; Milo has such impact on his life gnh
The story…. The story he’s writing… OH MY GOD…
kids these days with their self inserts into their own writing putting their big gay bfs into things ugh why i oughta
… ;; v ;; Aaawwww….~ Oh, Milo~ You have a bigger impact on Liam that what you think! I think it is so endearing that Liam put in a subtle(not to subtle, I mean come on-) insert of Milo in his screenwrite/story thing.
My reaction: “Awwww, the horror story is a metaphor….”
Glad we’re back to shorter chapters. It gives the boys more room to grow and breathe.
I love Liam’s “horror story” :D. And you know…the best writing usually in some way stems or draws from real life experiences so… I think Liam’s writing while having a very imaginary “plot” draws from his inner emotions. Which is no doubt what made it such an engaging read for Dylan lol.
I just love when you start reading a story and it grabs you, pulls you in and won’t let go. Those are the best written stories :D
So anyone else picturing the future where Milo stars in a movie playing the part his screenwriter boyfriend wrote for him?
Oh yes. I need this SO much.
Unrelated… but your avatar is making me smile everytime I see it. Jian Yi is life *:・ﾟ✧
Thank you for making me happy.
Omg the stORY IS SO COOL IM STARTING TO GET IT OMg poor liam its like hes trapped and milo is his only escape from that crazy world ugh he means so much to him ;-;
Awww, Liam, bb, no… o(TヘTo)
“Hey, I don’t even know you but I saw your light on through your window and I was wondering if you could, you know, maybe make me a snack and hide me from the murder cultists that are chasing me? By the way, you’re cute.”
“Hey, I don’t even know you but I found your feet in the garbage and I was wondering if I could keep them, you know, maybe make a snack and find more from the cultists that are raising you? By the way you smell tasty.”
…That was beyooooooooooooond creepy Benco :| Congrats? lol
Tried my best worst ¬_¬
I have to upvote that. What has happened to me??
So not sorry ^_^
It just occurred to me, Pebbles On The Window Guy can’t be in the cult because he has long hair, and everyone that we’ve seen in the story so far has had their hair cut super short.
I’m thinking that maybe Pebbles somehow met the protagonist and showed him that there was something outside of the cult. That’s assuming that this environment was one that the character was raised in, and we just haven’t seen any children in these scenes because there are so few of them and the parts of the story that we have seen wouldn’t be ones that kids would be a part of (i.e chasing after an escaped member of the cult through the dangerous woods, talking about amputating an infected appendage). The two are some sort of star-crossed lovers. Or something.
It’s really disappointing how invested I am in this side-story now, because I know I’ll never actually find out everything that I want to know about the world and the characters. I would pay way too much money to be able to read Liam’s journal.
Same. Not even kidding
Maybe by pestering and pressuring but not too much Owana, they would make it a thing via Kickstarter or Patreon reward?…
Can someone please explain what that sentence means? *Not a native speaker of English* I.m.o if it would make any sense, it should be ‘after’, not ‘behind’? And if behind -is- correct, what kind of balls… (yeah I’m not even trying to be funny here) and behind? Wtf? Eight? I’m so, so confused.
“Behind the 8 ball” is an idiom, meaning “in a difficult situation”. (It comes from billiards, a game where the balls are numbered. The ball numbered 8 is important to the game.)
Anyway, since this chapter is named “Behind the Eight Ball”, in this case the sentence just means the chapter is over.
Hope this helps :)
Thanks. I was thinking it was a sentence in Liam’s writing. So that got me really confuzzled. Hehe.
So I assume that idiom is the inspiration behind the toy? Interesting. Never heard of it before; always assumed the design of the toy was just chosen more or less at random.
……….Liam, bby, please decide.
Is this gonna be a horror novel about a boy being hunted down by bear traps and crazy villagers or a Romeo&Juliette story with a Milo clone stalking the hero?
You can’t have both, honey (I mean, we all know what happened with that story that changed its setting considerably, even though in that case it was from vampires to domestic abu- *cough* I mean SM)
You know, I probably am wrong, however I got this idea in which Milo might have written this last part? Kind of as a supportive not-so-subtle indirect for Liam? It’s just that in the previous page Liam opens the journal and then he grabs and gazes at this single page tucked inside of the notebook. So, maybe that page could have been written by Milo seeing as he was the last person who had the book? Hence Liam might not be mixing a horror novel with a love story. But again… I’m probably wrong..
Honestly I prefer my theory, not because I believe myself to be a plot mastermind, but because as you previously stated, I do not deem really wise to make that huge of a setting change. And I´d much rather if he stuck with his horror story by far :) I’d much rather the love story from Owen&Suzana + Liam’s horror story than 2 love stories when the horror was soooo good hahahah
Anyway… Great job as always!!!!
Cool concept, but looking at the last page again, I’m not feeling it, as it cuts off/transitions after Liam sits down to write some more.
By the way, my thought on the mysterious paper was that it may be a flyer Milo sneakily put into Liam’s notebook.
(It’s the back of Matt’s notes that Liam was writing on while Dylan was borrowing the notebook :9)
But the “mysterious paper” was on the dresser near the door when he walks into his room. So, I think it was a note from someone and that it’s more possible that Liam added the “subtle Milo-look-alike” character. Though, I don’t think that particularly means that he’s mixing romance into his horror story.
I honestly didn’t notice something lying on it until now. #fail
Sounds sound, but it doesn’t look folded to me; then again, it’s small, of course.
yeah you’re right :) and I really hope so… cause I’m not too fond of that whenever it happens in the books I read… but maybe I’m giving too much importance to a small story (sub-story? idk) hahah… I guess I’m treating it as a book I were reading hahaha… I hope I’m not crazy for that :P
You do realise that the combination of horror and romance isn’t exactly a novel concept?
I do, but I don’t see Liam as so cheesy that he would take the “this is too much action, let’s put some smooching in it, too!”-way.
Not really what I was going for, and even if it was… yay prejudice, I guess.
I think, you take both this page and my comments way more serious then necessary xD
D’awww! Milo is the heroic light in Liam’s dreadful life – ending pending.
You poor, overstressed, love-stricken kid, you, you make my heart a-tingling.
That’s a, uh, really subtle insert character there Liam.
I just feel like I’ve missed something…
Is the next chapter Cloud Nine?
Exact. Same. Thought.
omg like über twinsies
I heard Milo’s hair is so big because it’s full of secrets.
Lmao…. I see what you did there ;D. *smirks happily*
Either that or Love Potion Number Nine.
There are so many theories for this page and I’m unsure which I want to believe most as they are all brilliant and logical.
Why do we get no explanation about how his hair got cut?! Did he do it? Did his dad make him??!
I’ll assume you’re genuine and not smartassy… They’re not Liam and Milo, they are fictitious characters from the novel Liam is writing… The Liam’s lookalike is a member of a cult who tried to escape but that night, in the woods while being chased, got caught in a bear/wolf trap jaws, braught back by his co-religionists, got his foot/feet cut for health reasons/his own good…
i’ll try and write this in english once my brain got some rest
Thank you for explaining! Guess I’ll need to go back and re-read some more.
I’m back a day later to add more to what I think about this page. (I’ve never been this active in a comment section before, ha.)
Liam did use the back of Matt’s notes to write, and I’m assuming that this scene was written on those pages along with the amputated leg scene. It was after Liam lent the notebook to Dylan that he got the notes, so he was probably just slipping the pages in to keep all of his writing together. I have no doubts that Liam did write what we’re seeing on this page.
The more I think about this page, though, the more I want to know about Pebbles and the guy who I can’t make a nickname for that doesn’t somehow feel tasteless, because I always end up back at “Righty”. Window Guy? Peggy? Beartrap? Righty? Darn, it happened again.
Yo dawg, we herd you like stories. So, we put a story inside a story you are currently reading!
So you can read while you read
Did Liam write a character inspired by Milo into his story? If so, that’s really cute!
Huh. Looks like I’m not the only one who thought that looked an awful lot like Milo… :P
I really like the continuation from the previous page, where Liam was sitting by the window in his room. In fact, my first thought on first glance was that Liam was so mentally deep in his character’s head-space that this was something happening in reality and was being shown as how Liam was perceiving it before snapping out of his writing trance… I was probably reading too far into it in this case though lol.
Looking forward to a mini comic! :)
And suddenly the symbolism becomes a parallel universe. I wonder if Dylan picked up on this? XD
My guessing is this is the part he is currently writing so Dylan hasn’t read it yet.
You’re probably right… just noticed the pen in his hands before. Thanks for that ;)
Houston, the metaphor has landed.
he based his characters off them? and his life? being trapped, unable to be free,but a mysterious stranger wicks him away?? ♡