Movie night
Movie night

Good chapter, everyone! Next chapter, we’ll be getting back to the D&D game for a bit.

And, speaking of D&D! I will be at table F1 at VanCAF this weekend, and on Saturday morning I will be part of a panel called “D&D and Storytelling in Comics”. It should be a ton of fun, so if you’re in the area, please drop on by!

News: Posted May 18th, 2018 by Alina

^ 29 Comments to “Movie night”

  1. Lunar Dragona Says:

    Doug, you didn’t know about the prophecy?

    Posted May 18th, 2018 at 3:30 am
  2. Kobold Says:

    Aaaaaw, you just gotta love this crew! I’d totally move in with them.

    Posted May 18th, 2018 at 4:06 am
  3. Wortel Says:

    Ohh I mentally always put up those tick-off lists before an exciting thing happens too…

    Posted May 18th, 2018 at 4:42 am
  4. pointe4Jesus Says:

    I love that, having taken the time to realize what was happening and make a plan, they’ve figured out how to work really well together.

    Posted May 18th, 2018 at 5:27 am
  5. Peya Luna Says:

    LOL add star wars to the mix, and steven fits right in 😉
    anyway, glad to see that they´ve moved past their initial problems+ misconceptions, now i´m looking forward to more D&D….and more jessie drama. come on, she has already turned into a stalker, there´s got to be more!

    Posted May 18th, 2018 at 6:10 am
  6. Song Says:

    This was a very cute chapter – definitely one of my new favorites. I like how everything was handled and wrapped up 🙂

    Posted May 18th, 2018 at 8:41 am
  7. Akk akk akk akk! Says:

    As someone who may or may not be Aspie, you definitely don’t want us to speak only in quotes of the movie we’re watching if it’s one we like. Unless you want us to quote the entire movie, that is… I’m told it’s irritating.

    Posted May 18th, 2018 at 10:01 am
  8. Jenny Islander Says:

    YES THANK YOU

    Give me a definite timeline or, if you can’t give me a time, give me a sequence that has the event you’re talking about at the end! Vague words leave my brain flailing around trying to figure out what do and when and how. Please be specific.

    Posted May 18th, 2018 at 11:39 am
  9. D Says:

    I still think Steven is hot. ^_^

    Posted May 18th, 2018 at 11:48 am
  10. jdorr Says:

    Steven don’t swing knives around like that! especially with such a minor grip!

    Posted May 18th, 2018 at 1:30 pm
  11. Aerion Says:

    Oh, oh man… I wish people were this accomodating to me, heh! People around me have gotten real tired of me pushing for ‘propper’ times for stuff like this, and I’ve gotten real tired of not getting any. Being told a sequence would probably have helped both sides so much.

    Posted May 18th, 2018 at 4:44 pm
  12. With that knife, I first thought “It is time!!” was announcing a sacrifice.

    Posted May 18th, 2018 at 5:36 pm
  13. Joe Says:

    Oddly, this is the first comic in which Steven’s annoyance is actually shown, at least IMO. Hopefully they will get along – I still really like him, and Dough isn’t as insufferable as I previously tought either.

    Posted May 18th, 2018 at 6:14 pm
  14. Dancergirl Says:

    Star Wars is awesome!

    Posted May 18th, 2018 at 7:14 pm
  15. Mturtle7 Says:

    I love Doug starting the quoting marathon off immediately after it’s explained.

    Posted May 18th, 2018 at 9:02 pm
  16. Joshua Penosky Says:

    As someone on the Spectrum, Steven’s been a Favorite character for a LOOOOONG time, and this chapter really just solidified that thought.

    Posted May 19th, 2018 at 12:53 am
  17. Bloodwolf Says:

    He could probably find a way to make an entire conversation out of star wars quotes

    Posted May 19th, 2018 at 1:33 am
  18. PonderousPat Says:

    There’s something I’ve been thinking about since Steven told the gang about being on the spectrum, and I’d appreciate further opinions/insight on it.

    Is it unreasonable to think Steven should have mentioned this before moving in? Just as a heads-up/courtesy to the other guys? I know Steven said he forgets other people don’t already know about it, but in general, is being on the autism spectrum a reasonable thing to disclose to potential long-term housemates?

    I’m not trying to single out autism or aspergers specifically. If someone had, for example, really severe food allergies, or a hobby or a job that keeps them out super late, I’d want to know that too before committing to a living situation with them.

    I guess what I’m trying to say is, if you know you have some circumstance in your life that might impact your housemates, it’s probably polite to let them know about it before you move in, just so that everyone is on the same page.

    Am I missing anything here? Thoughts?

    Posted May 19th, 2018 at 5:19 am
  19. Eliz Says:

    This was really cool, love the whole arc 🙂

    Posted May 19th, 2018 at 8:46 am
  20. Wortel Says:

    @ponderousPat I think you are right – he should have, and forgot to. Maybe because being allergic or having a weird job is something you’d be more constantly reminded of than being on the spectrum, maybe because he’s forgetful. But it would have been good to tell – and he forgot to.

    Posted May 20th, 2018 at 11:29 am
  21. AllyCat Says:

    PonderousPat:
    I can’t say on behalf of Steven, bease everyone’s thought process is different, but as someone with a social disorder, I don’t like telling people.
    I am generally quite good at covering my setbacks in a social setting, though it’s very exhausting to me, so unless I’m super stressed, it’s not really an issue.
    What has been an issue, however, has been people treating me very differently the instant they learnt this. Like treating me like a child that has to be micro managed rather than the adult I am who has had a life time of self regulating and generally passes for normal.
    If people treated it like it was just an allergy that needed a few considerations, rather than a whole responsibility for my social life, I would be more willing to tell.

    But that’s just me.

    Posted May 20th, 2018 at 6:44 pm
  22. Jenny Islander Says:

    I’m with AllyCat. Besides “Oh you child, you mentally deficient being, I’m going to tell you things ver-y slow-ly and make decisions for you,” there’s also “But you’re the wrong age, gender, and level of verbosity to have this condition therefore you must be faking it,” and then there are the ones who start suggesting “cures” for the composition of my brain…

    Posted May 21st, 2018 at 7:33 pm
  23. werefrog Says:

    PonderousPat:

    Steven sort of thought they already knew, though. He spends considerable time with the people playing games.

    However, as an Aspie, The Werefrog, in person, tend not to share it with just anypony. The Werefrog choose those with whom The Werefrog would choose to spend significant time.

    Steven, however, seems much more open about it, so he can easily forget that others don’t know.

    Posted May 21st, 2018 at 7:58 pm
  24. Aline Says:

    @ponderousPat
    1) It’s not reasonable to expect people to disclose something that has high chances of leading to discrimination.
    2) Those people already knew Steven, his behaviors were not new to them even though they didn’t know it was due to autism
    3) People on the spectrum have a wide variety of disabilities and behaviors, just knowing somebody is autistic will not tell you how their autism will impact you. Even assuming you have a lot of in-depth knowledge about autism, which is unlikely.
    Basically, the only thing to do is to get to know the people and allow them to get to know you, and then mutually find out if you fit together. That’s why people have trial periods.

    Posted May 22nd, 2018 at 10:49 am
  25. Trivena Says:

    Talking of chapters, is anyone else finding the chapter list cuts off at Changeling: the first game?

    Posted May 22nd, 2018 at 7:06 pm
  26. Red74pure Says:

    Woah! Careful with that knife waving around there

    Posted May 23rd, 2018 at 12:15 am
  27. Annonymouse Says:

    VanCAF would have been a bit of a hike for me.

    Anyone coming to Anime North this year?
    I know, they forecast rain for Saturday but it’s spring so weather predictions are like toddlers on cappuccino ice-cream – all over the place. XD

    Posted May 23rd, 2018 at 1:54 pm
  28. People present differently. The boy / young man I tutored is uncommonly social for an Aspie. His mental processes surprised me at times. He would normally have trouble with arithmetic, but then would occasionally correctly solve a problem mentally that I would not have tried (and I am pretty good at mental arithmetic).

    Posted May 23rd, 2018 at 8:23 pm
  29. Joe Says:

    I’m really glad that this chapter didn’t extend into the guys doing some sort of cliche knee-jerk in trying to treat him like some delicate flower (that would more than likely blow up in their faces). It was looking there for a second, but the last couple comics of just learning how to live and accommodate were brilliant!

    Posted May 24th, 2018 at 9:19 am