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The Five Stages of Love

by Strangy
Alain Patissier is a French teacher who teaches French in a British public school. He lives in the suburbs of London with his charming wife, Sophie, and his son, Roland, and he firmly believes his life is perfectly normal.
Nevermind the fact that he looks at men during his Sunday runs.
Nevermind the fact that his wife sometimes thinks he's a government agent.
Nevermind the fact that he's still in love with the same person, despite not having seen him for ten years.
Then, Henry Hirsch arrives.

This is the story of the six months in which Alain's life was changed forever.
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Alain Patissier is a French teacher who teaches French in a British public school. He lives in the suburbs of London with his charming wife, Sophie, and his son, Roland, and he firmly believes his life is perfectly normal.
Nevermind the fact that he looks at men during his Sunday runs.
Nevermind the fact that his wife sometimes thinks he's a government agent.
Nevermind the fact that he's still in love with the same person, despite not having seen him for ten years.
Then, Henry Hirsch arrives.

This is the story of the six months in which Alain's life was changed forever.

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So if Rugelach is anything like Kugal, then it's probably nasty. IN MY HONEST OPINION. Of course, I'm a sucky Jew anyway, so what do I know? XD I also can't spell the name of the dessert I hate so much. Haha. Maybe it's spelt like that, maybe not. I'm both weirded out and intrigued by this, just so you know.
Yngiell
June 27th, 2011
I'm starting to fall for this comic.
Oh to heck with it, I'm Already in love with it.
Love the colours, the theme and its nice to see the small changes in your artstyle from the first up to the latest page.
And the story <3
It kinda reminds me of "Lies are a Gentlemen's Manners"
Looking forward to future updates =)
M-24
February 27th, 2011
I am ashamed to say I had forgotten all about this comic.
But, I refreshed myself on the story and fell in love again.~
coolchan
February 26th, 2011
I missed this comic. <3 EVEN IT'S INANE CHATTER, I LOVE IT.

And yeah, emotional bullshit is stupid and demotivating. Rather than being a vulcan, I just wish feelings had an on/off button.
Strangy
February 26th, 2011
I FINISHED THIS PAGE LIKE FOUR DAYS AGO i'm sorry
whoa I hadn't drawn these characters in forever SORRY I HAVE TO GET THE HANG OF THEIR FACES AND BODIES AGAIN

I've got the rest of the chapter drawn out but school is kicking me so hard my ancestors can feel it. Also I'm bad at dealing with emotional bullshit :( I wish I was a vulcan.

So more inane chatting but it's kind of necessary otherwise their relationship moves too fast SORRY SORRY
drama at twelve o'clock, general

Did most this page to RENT music or while watching Jeeves & Wooster because omg motivation.
Postergirl
December 26th, 2010
he's going to start jogging with him and the entire time hell be looking at his bubble butt cute awkward moments to ensue! ^_^ can't wait.
coolchan
December 26th, 2010
FUCK YEAH FLASHBACKS.

I comment in two places because that's how I roll. B]
Misoka_Bane
December 26th, 2010
it goes to page 55 and no farther back =/
I bought the mute comic while vacationing in Ireland. :0
Strangy
December 26th, 2010
coolchan: WELL GOOD BECAUSE FROM WHAT I CAN TELL THIS COMIC IS LIKE 70% FLASHBACKS

Misoka_Bane: It didn't? It does with me! ): what happens with you, exactly?
Strangy
December 26th, 2010
HERP A DERP HENRY HAS A NERD MUG

Okay so the pages of 'chat for ages about jogging' are almost over and then we move on to more exciting things. Remember that it is exciting within the context of this comic so your mileage may vary.
Misoka_Bane
December 24th, 2010
*fail*
I saw an update and didnt remember what had happened so clicked first....it didnt go back to the beginning...I really enjoyed this story
coolchan
December 24th, 2010
I fucking LOVE flashbacks. [:

I'm so happy you're updating again!
Strangy
December 24th, 2010
A page? IT TRULY IS A CHRISTMAS MIRACLE

I'm sorry for my absences :( I never thought my last school year would be kicking my ass so badly. I think I've got it more under control now.

HENRY WOOP. and TIME FOR A FLASHBACK don't you love those?
coolchan
September 2nd, 2010
Pfft Alain. He's such an unwitting creeper or something, staring at guys all the time.

You have no idea how happy your updating makes me. Get angry more often lol.
Strangy
September 2nd, 2010
I drew this page while watching Sherlock Holmes (Jeremy Brett series) and Louis Theroux’s documentary about survivalists. That one guy who hates on Mr Humphreys from Are You Being Served? makes me sad :c and he’s wrong about the ‘diversity’ aspect too since the BBC wanted to fire John Inman for being a ‘poof’ back in the day, so erm. Everything else he says (about black people and Jews) just makes me genuinely angry, haha. MY RAGE FUELS MY DRAWING POWER especially at the stupidity of the whole movement

Either way! I do realize this page makes the relationship between Alain and this fellow seem a bit ambiguous but Alain’s just supposed to be staring again and unwittingly (or not) cruising a bit. I quite like how I did this page though, and since I lack imagination I just dressed the characters with clothes I have :v
He's a scrawny little thing!
coolchan
August 20th, 2010
More like sexalicious background skills.

I think the color might be a little too bright though. It's kind of making my eyes go o_o.
I'll check it on my other computer later just to be sure though. c:
Strangy
August 20th, 2010
Page 57 - November
Later I'll go back and put a blank page with NOVEMBER written on it before this but right now I don't feel like it.

New chapter! So, tryin' that violet. Or purple. Whatever. Either way, Alain in bootyshorts, even though he looks awful, and he's at that awkward stage where your hair isn't that short anymore but it's too short to be in a proper style so it's just kind of... there and tufty.

I think I kind of managed to show what his body is like, basically a sack of bones. His chest looks pretty much like a piece of leather stretched over a cage. That's very attractive I'm sure.

My hot background skills ;0
Awwww! Poor guy, he's heart broken!