Barn0wl
Police Dispatcher and Pokemon addict. Also bird-watcher and hobbyist photographer. You can see some of my photography at http://barn0wl.deviantart.com/ (linked above).

So yeah, I'm over 50 years old and just "discovered" Pokemon about 4 years ago. Probably one of the older Pokemaniacs around ...

And, last but not lest, I am a student and reader of the Tarot. 35+ decks in my collection. :D
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Thanks for the update Jocelynn! Was getting a tiny bit worried here ... but that's what I do. ;) Take your time & get everything settled and get rested.
Well! Niku is certainly getting a deep look at another side of Taami today ...
Barn0wl
August 10th, 2017
Tarot reading for Niku
I think Niku needs another Tarot reading so we can see a bit deeper...

1) What you want to see/believe - 2 of Pentacles; (This card, perhaps because of it being the 2, as well as the image, led my mind onto two aspects of Niku's hopes.) She wants to believe that seemingly opposing personalities can be brought together and can, given love, become one. Niku has a very strong optimistic streak and is realizing that she cares for Taami in spite of what appears to be a dangerous and angry side to him. Her optimism (at this point in time) also leads her to similar feelings on a larger scale; that "Good" and "Evil" can be reconciled, brought into balance and coexist in peace.

2) What you don't want to see/believe - Queen of Swords-rx; She is afraid of the possibility of a cruel streak which could be buried deep inside of herself. She fears that under certain circumstances, cruelty and violence could manifest itself and she could badly hurt those she cares for the most.

3) What is true - 4 of Swords; Niku must bide her time for a while yet, and let some things come in their own time. Also - there is a need for her to look deep inside herself to find the source of any violent streak she may be harboring, in order to identify, control and direct it when needed. Basically, things will happen in their own time.

4) What you want to happen - The World-rx; Niku would like to have life remain "simple". To have the time to spend with her friends and live a life without complications and, most importantly, without having to face a destiny she is only now beginning to sense.

5) What you don't want to happen - The Hermit-rx; She does not want the enormity of forces gathering around her to fall on her doorstep. She does not want to become the focus of what is coming, or for the world to close in around her forcing her in directions she wants to turn away from.

6) What will happen - 4 of Cups; Niku's cups will soon be filled to overflowing. The events will come regardless of whether she "wants" them to or not. Her best option now is to jump in with both feet and prepare to do what needs to be done.
Barn0wl
July 31st, 2017
I've been waiting for Taami to use those blades of his! (Am I right that that damn snake missed his leg??? I hope!!!)

Excellent page! Lots of action ... And I do like the depth in that last panel. Very nicely done!
It certainly looks like trouble to me too! I wonder just how out of control is Taami?
Barn0wl
July 16th, 2017
@NikuComics: Niku is a Taurus? What a coincidence! :D
Barn0wl
July 10th, 2017
@NikuComics: LOL! I'm pretty sure us Leo's have our fair share of stubbornness too!

Hmmm ... makes me wonder what the equivalent of the Zodiac they have in Niku's world and what star-sign she is?

And that brings to mind an entire series of questions about her world ... how long is the year, how many continents does the planet have, and so on. My brain is weird ... LOL
So ... I'm wondering what's going on with Haunshaul! I hope you're healthy and safe and doing well. I expect that full-time real-life has gotten in the way. But, I'm still checking in from time to time.
Barn0wl
July 7th, 2017
"I'm too stubborn!" I think most of us should have said this at some point in our lives! :D
Barn0wl
June 25th, 2017
Yeah ... I live in the middle of a forest. I do not like to see dense smoke rising from the trees! It's never a good sign.
@ALittleSurprise: That might be humorous ... for a moment. But could be dangerous for Ruby/Rudy as there is already a history of physical violence with Todd against Rudy.
I can't say for sure what Ruby is thinking, but from what she's saying and the look on her face in the last panel, she's not very happy about seeing Ana and the others.

I'm a guy and I try to be polite to most people around me. ESPECIALLY store clerks, wait staff, and anyone else who is helping me. It takes almost no effort on my part, and they're jobs are tough. If I can make one of them smile a bit or brighten their day just a tiny bit, it's worth it. (I've worked retail and it sucks!)

And I'll hold the door for anybody who is coming up behind me. And if someone is carrying stuff, I'll definitely hold it. I don't think we should base how polite we are to others around us based on their gender or any other label ... we should just be polite because it's ... well, polite.

(I'm using female pronouns for Ruby right now, because she seems to be enjoying being female and having people refer to her that way right now.)
Barn0wl
June 22nd, 2017
Yeah, I gotta agree. No matter where this is going ... Ruby is adorable on this page!
Barn0wl
June 19th, 2017
@NikuComics: Good luck with the moving! Personally, I rather dislike moving. But once you're settled in you do get to have the fun and excitement of learning the new area. I always especially loved learning the restaurants in a new area. :D
I'm also venturing the opinion that I'm glad you did NOT cut this page! Fara is one of my favorite supporting characters, and this just adds a bit more flavor. I love these kinds of things ... giving us little glimpses into one of the supporting character's mind.
@Corrin: Ooooo! Yeah, she does!
I think this image is a flash-back to her previous prom perhaps? I wonder if she met Chase after said prom.

I'll go on record as saying that the "unexpected" person which showed up in the Tarot reading I did a few pages back, is Chase. Major drama will ensue. (See my comment on this page; http://rainlgbt.smackjeeves.com/comics/2440467/about-prom/ )
Yep. Perfect chapter ending.
Too late for the warning. Rain has already stolen my heart. :D