• http://ventadorn.tumblr.com/ Ventadorn

    Love that wallpaper.

  • redleaveshavefallen

    Oh goodness, I’ve been waiting for this page, I’m so happy. ;u; Fridays have been saved.

    I adore the tone of this page. The coloring and lighting is perfect, I just cannot stop admiring how these scenes can always become so uniue and real. Andwith the facial expressions and dialouge.. Aw, poor Adrian ;w;

  • Frudence

    Ah, this conversation. I know this one all too well.

  • KeitaEdelstein

    Oh, poor Adrian, he just looks so sad…

  • Xetron

    Kinda been wanting to see Adrian’s family, but not under these circumstances ;~; Poor Adrian.

  • http://www.facebook.com/caligo.tenedre Caligo Tenedre

    Ah, I’m so excited to have you back! Oh my GOSH he so freaking adorable i mean look at him! Can I just wrap him up and take him home?

  • Chi

    Whoa, I wasn’t expecting Adrian’s mom or dad to (ever) pop up. Now I’m curious about Carter’s family. I get the feeling that they want Adrian to be with this Samantha girl and Adrian is unhappy about that. Does his parents know that he’s gay? I forgot… But yeah! I’m glad you two are posting again. =DDDD

    • http://twitter.com/cmbranford Cait

      I may be misremembering, but I’m pretty sure it was addressed in that short story that his parents know he is gay. Something about his inferiority complex about them being disappointed that he can’t give them grandkids, which really isn’t fair since Canada allows both gay marriage and those gay couples to adopt children. But I’m sure it wouldn’t stop traditional/conservative parents from wanting to act like it isn’t true or hope that it is some sort of “phase” and he will grow out of it. Who knows what they’re thinking.

      • Raikou-Neko

        Actually, if I remember correctly, Adrian’s parents are immigrants from Czech and they’re pretty strict. Here’s the quote from the short story,

        “Adrian knew his parents. They were traditional in many ways, from their refusal to let Adrian learn English before Czech, from their insistence that Adrian wear respectable clothing whenever he left the house. He was the runt of the litter of three other brothers, all who were relatively successful and not drug addicted, but for some reason his parents had a much different opinion of them. They regarded their sons as hooligans even though one was working on his Masters thesis, one was playing sports semi professionally and the other was making mad cash in dry-walling.

        Adrian was their last chance. Their last bastion of hope for a truly perfect son who would be polite and well dressed and mild mannered. He did exceptionally well in school, did well in sports, kept enough friends, did not smoke, drink or even swear that much.

        They had been lax with him for most of his life as he grew up knowing what pieces to pick up that his brothers dropped, knowing what exactly would please his parents enough for them to get off his backs.

        That was until he came out, at least.”

        • http://twitter.com/cmbranford Cait

          That being said, “strict” parents don’t typically give their children 1:30am curfews on school nights (see page 72). His parents seemed to have had him on a pretty long leash, even after he came out. His mother may be overbearing and he may feel like they expect(ed) too much from him, but I think most of Adrian’s problems are with his own sense of self-worth. Hopefully Carter can help him fix that.

          • ℓ ϚϦοςӧԼձϮϵ❣⃛

            I was born and raised in a VERY strict household. My parents are very conservative and extremely religious people. Though they love me to death because of it. They don’t like the fact that I’m bisexual, or that I draw/watch/read anime/manga… But it disappoints them, and that does hurt me. Even to this day, I can see their sad eyes…
            I guess they are hoping one day I will convert. Who knows~
            I literally grew up wearing only skirts, no T.V. no telephone until 16 and I paid for it. I had my internet for an hour and they always checked up on me. I had to work to buy the things I wanted, and most of the time my mother took like $100 so she could save it for me… Since most of the time I’d waste it. X’D
            I couldn’t be in my room all the time…
            But in reality, I am glad they did all of that. Because if they were ‘normal’ parents… I don’t know what I would of done with my life. I’m glad I have parents like that….
            Though I wish they would of been more open.. But I guess that’s impossible with religion.
            ANYWAY…. That’s my past I guess… //shot

            I don’t think anyone will even bother to read all of this sob story. AHahaha

      • Scrubjr

        Crap, I really wanna read the short story, I guess I just supported them on Patreon too late :/ shit.

        • Cait

          The short stories are available on the main site. Go to extras, then Short Stories on the drop down.

          • Scrubjr

            I know, it’s just that there are some Patreon exclusive short stories and I’ve never read the one you guys are talking about.

  • Patrick Wohl

    Le sigh

  • fortytwo

    “Yeah, but does she have a brother?”

  • FURIOUS GEORGE

    SHIT BITCH IT’S POTATO WEDGE NIGHT?! WHERE YOU AT YO? NO DICKIN I CAN BE THERE IN TWENTY MAN I LOVE THOSE FUCKERS.

    • ieatyaoiforbreakfast

      I HAVE LIKE A SHIT TON OF POTATO WEDGES IN THE BACK OF MY CREEPY KIDNAPPER VAN IF YOU WANT THEM.

  • kuroi_hitsuji

    Poor babe.

    I get a bit of that feeling sometimes, even if I’m not gay it really hurts me when some of my family members openly show disapproval of homosexuality. :<

    • Caleb TC

      My entire family is openly disapproving of homosexuality. If they knew I was gay, I wouldn’t have a family.

      • shinki

        I accept your homosexuality :) Sincerely, a stranger.

      • Scrubjr

        I’m sorry, that must be really shitty for you! *Pats head*

  • Axius

    Seeing this new page made my day <3

  • http://timothy.green.name/ Timothy (TRiG)

    He looks so eager in the first paragraph. He’s cheerful with his parents, and happy at the thought of his brother’s visit. I think Adrian gets on well with his family most of the time. Most of the time. And even in the last panel, he’s contemplative and a bit down, but not actively miserable.

    TRiG.

  • nanannamma

    Yayyy love last panel!

    Megalol at furious George’s and fortytwo’s comments xD

  • adglkjdlh

    Lol, omg, my name’s Ivana xD

    • YEPPP

      My name is Ivanna too!

      • genojem

        My name is Bob.

        • Yako Misumine

          My name is Jaylen.
          And Imma super saiyan

          • ieatyaoiforbreakfast

            My name is Gertrude

      • Lina

        My name is Jeff ._.

  • http://facebook.com/AGirlTryingToDoSomething BlazingStar

    Ugh, boring family talk. Boring, boring, boring. He doesn’t look comfortable there.

  • FabulousChild

    MY NAME IS IVANNA!!!i mean this is boring but i just think its interesting because i have a sister named Samantha.

  • Envy

    His parents are already making me squirm.

  • ieatyaoiforbreakfast

    WOOO POTATO WEDGE NIGHT. LET’S PARTY YOU GUYS.

  • https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?tab=wm#inbox Bored Mortal

    POTATO WEDGE NIGHT!!!

  • MysticalMessages

    Why do I have a feeling his parents are phobes

  • ieatyaoiforbreakfast

    I didn’t realize this the first time, but did the dad just say that hosting an easter egg hunt would look really good on a resume?