Recoil

Kalo discovers his powers in the worst way possible and is kidnapped into super power therapy.

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spiremint
August 18th, 2017
@TheWanderingGirl: did 21 somehow get ahold of a computer and leave this comment? cause that's definitely something she would say
TheWanderingGirl
August 17th, 2017
Wow! He actually did something productive with his life! That doesn't happen much nowadays with people! Impressive!
spiremint
August 17th, 2017
@Notbt5: 21 has some work to do on her complimenting skills rip
Notbt5
August 16th, 2017
:D
Well he landed his first basket, with her still beating around the bush with him
spiremint
August 16th, 2017
hi guys i love u.
spiremint
August 11th, 2017
@martyrex:
i’m glad you asked about the trigger warnings! i’ll get you up to speed on why they’re here and what they really mean. this is the list of warnings from the Recoil about page:

• drug use [very brief]
• suicide and death
• hospital settings
• forced institutionalization
• medical abuse
• blood and violence
• mind control
• physical, psychological, and emotional abuse

most of these haven’t appeared in the comic yet because Recoil is a 20 year project. we’re only on, what, year 3? but i have them listed out NOW because i don’t want someone to dig deep into my story and suddenly hit something that reminds them of trauma they’ve experienced.

it sounds to me like you are one lucky guy. you haven’t experienced any trauma related to suicide, death, being forced into isolation, or any form of abuse. congratulations! these warnings don’t apply to you!

here’s the thing though: they apply to thousands of other people. thousands of people have lost loved ones to suicide, or almost lost themselves to it. thousands of people have been mistreated by hospitals or had horrible accidents leading them to hospitals. thousands of people have escaped abuse, or are trapped in it right now. and any of these things could be very upsetting to relive in a story if they’re not prepared for it.

why the fuck do you think film, tv, and games have content warnings for violence, etc? for people who have experienced horrible events and don’t want to deal with it again. that’s exactly what these trigger warnings are.

by saying trigger warnings are overrated, you’re telling me that you haven’t thought once about, i dunno, people with PTSD existing, for one thing????? the author of this comic, ME, has PTSD.

hope this maybe clears things up for you! not everything in the world applies to you and that's okay!
novasiri
August 10th, 2017
Hot DAMN spire!!! THIS IS GORGEOUS!!!!!! LOOKIT DAT HAPPY KALO!!!
spiremint
August 10th, 2017
@Cessless: thank you!
spiremint
August 10th, 2017
@TUTAMKHAMON: the shades return just in time for a slam dunk! :D
Cessless
August 10th, 2017
Great Art Style! :)
SoulRaider116
August 10th, 2017
My Trigger: Trains/Death-by-Trains
@evegwood: Very right.

¡¡WARNING! DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF MY TRIGGER BELOW, IF YOU SHARE A AVERSION TO TRAINS OR DEATH/SUICIDE BY TRAIN YOU MAY WANT TO AVOID!!

@martyrex: When I am in a depressive state or even just a serious mood slump, trains can trigger me. Most people think it's stupid and I've even had other people who have diagnoses ridicule it. There is a valid cause for it though.

When I was a kindergartener my much older cousin was killed by a train. I found out when I was older he had stood on the tracks deliberately and waited for it.

Over the long battle with my own depression (I was first diagnosed at age thirteen in January of 1999, by then I was suicidal) I've grown to associate his suicide and the grief my family went through with trains, and that, in turn, is all associated with my own feelings worthlessness and wanting to die when my depressed begins to flare up.

When I'm doing well it's not a big deal. When I'm in a bad place, it can cause issues. There are trains where I live, I haven't been able to move away. The sound has been known to cause panic attacks.

We were watching a movie in a psych rehab group I go to and a scene showed a car driving onto train tracks and into a tunnel. No one ever thought something like that would be a trigger. I was in a very negative place mentally already at the time, very depressed. I was sure the car would get annihilated by an oncoming train. I freaked out and actually started a fight with someone who tried to brush off my episode. By nature, I'm not a confrontational person.

I read a chapter of a Fanfiction I was following...unexpectedly a scene was written where an elementary school class was mind controlled to jump....well, you can guess....I was triggered mostly because I wasn't expecting it. I started hyperventilating, couldn't breath. Things went blank white for a while.

It wasn't a scene that was impossible for the fandom or anything, it fit well. And suicide in general doesn't bother me. But trains and death by trains do.
evegwood
August 10th, 2017
@martyrex: consider that not everyone has had the same life experiences as you and that things like suicide and forced hospitalisation can be upsetting to read about if you're not expecting it. just because trigger warnings dont apply to or benefit you, doesnt mean the same for someone else.
martyrex
August 10th, 2017
sorry to say this but i haven't seen a trigger warning in awhile (not that i'm triggered by anything).
but why do you say you give trigger warning when there isn't anything triggering in your comic and the concept of trigger warnings is hugely over exaggerated.
it maybe my political views but i read comics that are way more grapic, adult (in the blood and gore sense not sexual) and darker than this one.
the idea of trigger warnings makes me cringe.
Shade
And suddenly there are shades. :D
spiremint
August 9th, 2017
SHADING'S BACK, BABY! It's been so hard to keep myself from fully rendering pages, but health should always be priority. Please enjoy this SLAM DUNK.
Kalo is so engaged in the game that he just shouts "Super Dribbling" without realising how ridiculous it sounds (well, it sounds ridiculous to me, but then i'm not a basketball player).

I didn't even notice "eye guy" until I saw author's comment, so sneaky its creepy. then again, with surveillance cams everywhere nobody has privacy anyway so it's best to just accept that there's probably always someone watching you.
evegwood
August 3rd, 2017
my boy is doing such a good job
novasiri
August 2nd, 2017
-BOOPS FOR LUCK- good job Kalo! you can win it!

Omg tiny Mak-n-cheese in the corner! Awwwww! <33333333333
spiremint
August 2nd, 2017
we have a tiny cameo on the right edge of panel 5, Makumbo! Mak is from Aether Eternius, a wonderful comic full of beautiful characters. If you like elemental stuff you will like this comic.

also!! shading might return next week. i tested shading this week and my wrist did not immediately die, so, fingers crossed.

also x2: on this page we're getting our first glimpse [hah] at Eye Guy, whose eyes can pop out of her head. She'll be around more in the next chapter.
spiremint
July 30th, 2017
@maeriyong: nothing is easy when you're the protagonist! :D