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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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@maarvarq: I think that's totally fair. There are gonna be characters you just plain dislike in any given comic, show or story. Sometimes there are characters you can't stand or hate with a burning passion. Everybody perceives characters in their own way, nothing wrong with that.
@Chronos: Actually as of the ending to Leftover Soup, Gina still lives with her mom. I assume one day she'll move in with Roscoe but that hasn't happened. Yet. XD
@Madelin: Yea...he's gonna say something about that in the next update.. XD
@sethtriggs: Glad you like it! John's inevitably going to keep forgetting about those $30 for better or for worse XD

hehe panchos woulda been helpful here indeed XD
Familiar Faces
Once upon a time, phones weren't always readily available. At one point, you either had to go home to use your home phone (also known as a landline) or would be forced to use an almost completely eradicated piece of technology known as a 'Payphone'. Roll To Save of coarse doesn't take place during such a time, it's set in the modern age. Iris is taking this opportunity to clear her head, to really focus on what she's going to say to John when they finally see each other again. She wants to make things right and doesn't want to risk messing things up further. There are dozens of easier and probably smarter ways to go about the situation but once Iris sets her mind on something, it's hard to convince her otherwise.

I do apologize to readers who are only familiar with Roll To Save. If the wave of new faces strike you as strange, it's because they're characters from Tailsteak's concluded comic Leftover Soup, just Like Max and her friends. I was inspired by the 1963 film "It's a Mad, Mad World" that was filled to the brim with celebrity cameos that even included one of the final film appearances of The Three Stooges. Hey, I wasn't sure if we were ever gonna be able to do this again, so I went all out with this crossover!

I also can't help but feel highly amused with Lily's line in the last panel. She doesn't want to be anywhere near John but so help her, she's gonna get her money back even if she has to go get it... XD
@sethtriggs: Hehe agreed, she looks quite adorable! Though I think Max is thinking WAY beyond adorable at this point.

Hey, just because Iris doesn't swing that way canonically, doesn't mean there might be a purely fan service/self indulgent picture of those two at some point X3
Postcoitus Dinner
It's worth noting that Max, Simon and Wallace are in a very happy and open relationship together. It's a unique relationship dynamic that's founded on love, trust and respect. Max's invitations to John aren't exactly out of the blue either, she and John have had quite the history together. I'll explore that more as an entire arc but for now, I'll be sneaking a few hints here and there.

Now I know I've never really specified how big John's home town is, but let's just say Iris did quite a bit of running. It's not every day a giant, soaked woman shows up at your doorstep unannounced. Max probably wonders why this doesn't happen more.
Gee, I wonder what happened to Sebastian?

GALLERY UPDATE: We updated the SFW section with four Valentine's themed pictures! Check'em out!
@Paul: This is very true. I tend to keep details like that ambiguous so I can reveal them in later updates. Is Sebastian concerned about the fact he's going to chase after Iris in flip flops or that the town is of considerable size? We'll find out!
@Merrsharr: Well I mean...Max and Simon WERE pretty adamant about their invitation...
@Glenda: Oh yea, poor guy is NOT looking forward to that run XD
@ZSnazzy: That's awesome! Hehe and yea, I'm really gonna see if I can find some way to make these shirts available. Gotta hand it to Tailsteak, he really knows how to make some lovely t-shirts designs!
@sethtriggs: Hehe you're right in that regard! Though I'm willing to bet someone else would enjoy that site too!

Yea, I'm pretty proud of her too. It's not always easy to stand up and try to make things right when you're feeling at odds with yourself.

Hehe I also absolutely love her outfit myself! And Sebastian is indeed a good friend, even though he can be a colossal flirt XD
The Practical Approach
Only Iris would think that running all the way across town would simply be a minor inconvenience. Fairly sure the rest of us would probably just call a taxi. She doesn't mean to make things complicated, it's just her way of dealing with things. Running for Iris is a way to clear her head. If she sits at home, thinking about about things, she gets miserable, sad and can't help but feel mopey. However with a good hard run, she's able to think clearly, work through frustrations and properly get a hold of herself. The way I deal with these kind of issues is playing my ukelele, playing rockband, firing up a game with online friends and sometimes just reading a good book. What do you guys do?

If you're wondering why Sebastian is non too excited about Iris getting up and leaving so suddenly is because there's a 99% chance he's going to run after her to make sure she's okay. After all, this has the makings of a cliche 90's sitcom.
@makogun2000: Good eye! It actually is in fact the Hylian sigil! When I got a wedding invite to RL Melissa's wedding many moons ago, it was exactly like that, complete with 8-bit Link & Zelda. Needless to say, the wedding was Zelda themed.

When she walked down the isle, Zelda's theme from Ocarina of time was played which quite honestly, made us all tear up.
@sethtriggs: I'm glad you like it! And yus, communication is very important!

Hehe we made sure to have John cuddling one of Max's cats to show he's a very touchie feelie/hugging person. I also love that when John sorta has that blank stare going on, the cat looks at the reader. XD
Old Friends, New Problems
John and Max are casual friends who've known each other for a good while. I tried hinting this with a mysterious call in the first page of the wedding arc and with John's cameo in Leftover Soup. I always found it really amusing that he's been labeled 'Other John' for the sake of clarity. It was a title he accepted gladly once it was revealed that Nicole was pregnant. Oh! There's also two new NSFW images in the gallery! Check'em out!

On a bit of a serious note: I also think it's important to note that a misunderstanding, no matter how big or small can leave people rather emotional. Sometimes a little space is needed to think things over and recover. That certainly doesn't mean never talking again, always let someone know you're willing to talk about it. Words are mighty tools, use them.
@thaledison: Funny you should ask! I actually left the location of Roll To Save ambiguous as well, mostly because I couldn't decide on where to place it. That ironically enough, made it easier for the crossover to happen! Though I think it's safe to say that canonically both Roll To Save and Leftover Soup take place in the same metropolitan area.
@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