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Jim Nickabocker
I love voice acting, video games and sketching. As of September 2015 I have entered the corporate world.... and it feels really nice!

Writing has recently been a huge passion of mine which has resulted in the resurrection of my current comic Roll To Save. I love making people smile and laugh. Peace and love forever, baby! <3

"A Laugh can be a very powerful thing. Why, sometimes in life, it's the only weapon we have."
- Roger Rabbit
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@Gryph: I think it's safe to say we all missed her, hehe. Though thanks should go to Tailsteak himself! He was nice enough to let this crossover happen!
@Eddurd: I...I don't know what to say other than I absolutely love this comment. Thank you Eddurd! XD
@Kes: This is most certainly post-LOS. The dialogue in upcoming updates will hopefully make that clear! =3
@AFinnishGuy: That's so cool! I actually did an extensive amount of research on this subject and I've found out that culture plays a big part in how people perceive the whole seeing each other naked thing.

It also depends on the people involved. Here in the states, there've been incidents where this happens and the only thing that happens is a shrug and a laugh before going on with life. For others, surprisingly enough it's a bit of a friendship end-er, especially when it involves a guy and a girl.

I can't divulge what's going to happen next, but rest assured, it's gonna play out uniquely XD
@Lady Rose: Hehe you'll just have to stay tuned to find out!
@sethtriggs: Absolutely, talking when it comes to any sort of ordeal is essential to making things right. Communication as they say, is key.

Don't worry, these kids care about each other too much to not try to fix this.

It was wonderful to be allowed to bring Max in for a cameo in RTS.

Also I'm pretty proud of that joke X3
An Awkward Situation
Hardships, hiccups and overall trouble are things we can't escape in our lives. Statistically speaking, it's kind of impossible to avoid them. For this particular kind of situation, it can either be a big deal or not, it really depends on the people involved. Iris doesn't know what to do. She's seen her best friend completely naked and it's turned things upside down for her. She wants time to wrap her head around the situation before deciding to do anything.

Meanwhile John is less worried about the fact that they've seen each other naked and more concerned about Iris herself. He cares about her a lot, so when she offers to go to a motel to think things over, he won't have it. He would rather sleep in skid row than make Iris feel the need to leave her own home. He wants her to be comfortable and safe, even if it means displacing himself.

Oh, also that's Maxine Hellenberger from Tailsteak's retired comic Leftover Soup for those of you who are wondering. Truth be told, this was a long time coming. It was mostly inspired by a handful of fan fiction I wrote for Tailsteak that typically had John interacting with various characters from Leftover Soup just getting into shenanigans. The planning for this particular arc began back in mid 2017. That's right my friends, this ain't just a one panel cameo. Max and other Leftover Soupers will be making a completely cannon, story arc long appearance here on Roll To Save! If you need a quick refresher or are curious as to what Leftover Soup is all about, might I recommend giving his old comic a read?

I can't tell you guys how excited and honored I am to be given the opportunity to bring these beloved characters back. Who else is making an appearance? Well you'll just have to stay tuned to find out!
Look Before You Leap
Iris dove into the wrestling business at an early age. It seemed like a much easier choice seeing as how her appearance and demeanor pretty much put off most of the people she'd meet. Thanks to John, her confidence and her people skills has increased greatly, which of coarse led to her looking for different career. She won't stop wrestling but since that business got her best friend hurt, she's wanting to make that more of a hobby now then an actual job.

Some of you might have been expecting a holiday specific update but I decided against it this year. For two main reasons. One; the holiday special is a one page one shot that could easily be presented for another year. Two; I'm super, SUPER excited about this new story arc! It's a blend of funny circumstances, meaningful discussions and a reminder that friendships do have some hiccups along the way. It also has some big surprises in store!
@Monkeytoster: Not at the moment but it can certainly be looked into! =)
@Merrsharr: John likes to wear his uniform well after work, he's proud of his job like that. The insinuation is that he requested some time off during work that day. I'm sorry if that wasn't 100% clear!
@sethtriggs: Heh yea, the owner of the company is more worried about dollar signs than he is the safety of his employees. Pretty much the 'Boss Hogg' of wrestling promoters. Not the most sensible fellow, which is a big reason why John and Iris will be taking a wrestling hiatus.

In reality, John's pretty lucky. Real world wrestling mistakes like that can get people seriously hurt or as you said, killed! Hence all those old WWE 'Don't try this at home!' disclaimers. In the realm of Roll To Save however, John will be a-ok. Pretty sure Iris would come to life and beat me up otherwise XD

In the animated series 'The Venture Brothers' failure is an all too common theme that engrosses the viewer in its setting and characters. How many times can Dr. Venture possibly screw things up? Despite his brilliant mind and sudden mass fortune? For Roll To Save, I like to think of the theme as 'I get knocked down but I get up again' reminiscent of Chumbawamba's song; Tubthumping. A relentless positive attitude that emanates for the most part from John.

..Er sorry for the long comment. Apparently I had a LOT to say XD
@Stephen: Yyyea, which is a shame. John was more than happy just being a ref who occasionally gets in wrestlers' faces about the rules. With this whole interference fiasco, there's probably gonna be a push for him to become a full wrestler.
....Then again I'm getting ahead of myself story-wise there.. =P
All's Well That Ends Well!
A positive outlook on life and good friends tend to help when the chips are down. Especially when you're kind of beat up due to a wrestling mishap. Needless to say, John's gonna give wrestling a break. Which'll give us plenty of opportunities to explore other fun stuff! Huge thanks to EinDoesArt for allowing me to use his OC in The Bump arc! Thank you oh so much!

This marks the ending to the current arc. We've got a holiday/New Year's special for the 31st followed by a special new arc which pits John and Iris in a unique set of circumstances and much more! Join us won't you?
@makogun2000: Yes they do! X3
"The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry"

That's not to say that every decision John makes in life is a bad one but sometimes the lad does find himself in over his head, even when everything is planned to the smallest detail. We'll get a full run down on what happened to him on the next update!

In the meantime, why not head over to The Gallery and check out some new art that's posted there! It's been overhauled and looks a lot nicer, plus small blurbs underneath the pictures to explain what they're all about and some background about them. The latest pictures are always on the top right of each section. Some of the latest editions include a picture by Tailsteak which features John and Cheryl from Leftover Soup and in the NSFW section some art from EinDoesArt which inspired the Ein character in Roll To Save! Check'em out!
@Tom: I couldn't have said it better myself!
@sethtriggs: I'm glad you like it! Ein really is a good guy and quite skilled to boot! We're gonna find out more about him next update!
@makogun2000: Sweet! Good to know it's still getting used! =3
Training Montage
Do people even do montages anymore? I honestly can't recall the last time a movie had one. Regardless, we have one here!

As Ein says, they're prepping for John to put on a good show and to not get hurt. That's the main goal. Even though professional wrestling is more of a performance art than it is actual wrestling, there's a lot of risk that goes along with it. Sometimes even the most practiced moves can have devastating effects on a person. Bodies really do hit the mat. Bodies do fly through the air and connect in amazing sideways body slams. Wrestling is fun, but is certainly no joke. Which is why they're going to be training frequently and training hard.

FYI - In case you're wondering, John has that goofy look on his face in panel three because he's being put in a hold by his wrestling hero. Can you blame him?
@Xero: A liiiiiitle bit XD