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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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@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
@Megan E: Bit of an artist's boo-boo there!
@sethtriggs: I'm glad you like! And I couldn't agree more, Ein is a fantastic artist! He was also a huge inspiration to this arc so I figured it was only appropriate to include him in a bit of a cameo! X3
An Old Friend
Iris wasn't always the top wrestler at Get Wreckt Wrestling. When she first started, she was cold, said very little and barely had any friends. Ein helped her become the wrestler she is today as well as helped her open up a little. With Ein on board to help train John, they hope to make as much progress as possible. Perhaps with his help, they just might be able to get John properly trained! The two of them look very much alike but aren't in fact related, though they do have a bit of a doppelganger thing going on, that's for sure. Ein is based on a character of EinDoesArt's creation. Check out his Twitter and if you want to support him, pledge to his Patreon!

I also wanted to let you guys know that I have revamped the gallery now that I have a waaay better grasp of html. I'll post here and on the front page's news section whenever new pictures get posted. The latest two pictures are of John interacting with Lily from Tailsteak's Leftover Soup and John dressed as Inspector Gadget just cuz!
@alexob6: Ship all you want! I'm glad you're enjoying their chemistry!
I love writing for them X3
@Goodpie2: I actually agree with you. Realistically speaking, a week isn't nearly long enough to what's really needed to be at least get moderately adept in the ring. John knows very well he could have asked for more time, he was more than justified. However he's a goof. He wants to make everyone happy if he can, despite his best interest or even his own safety. And even for jerks who give unrealistic time frames.

It's one of the many reasons Iris is worried sick about this whole ordeal and was quick to even dismiss the thought of going through with it. John is confident that his referring will give him enough of a leg up to at least take lots of hits and not get killed in the ring. Whether or not his confidence is well-placed? Well now, that remains to be seen!

As well meaning as John is. He doesn't always make the best decisions.
@Guest: Their rap battle is neat I thought!

I totally understand not being a fan of Mr. B, his brand of chap hop is certainly unique after all. I'm also greatly amused that 2 of the most polite and delightfully British rappers continue to have a sort of ongoing feud.

I just love'em both to bits X3
@Xero: Wow, goes to show how deep some myths run. It was even scientifically proven in one case. If RTS ever has another wedding, I'll be sure to bring that up!
@Xero: I actually like Professor Elemental too! I originally planned to ask him if he wouldn't mind a cameo just like I asked Mr. B but I ended up shifting the comic away from one shots. End result was the the cameo getting shelved for the time being. But I do aim to get him in here some how! XD
@sethtriggs: Hehe me too, I absolutely love writing for them!

The surfaces of wrestling rings aren't the softest but they're certainly softer than say pavement or concrete. John will mainly be training in taking hits and falling back on the ring safely, which is essentially wrestling 101. The whole 'wrestling referee' gimmick was rarely used but it did happen every once in a while in professional wrestling.

And yes, the boss is definitely a jerk. XD
@Stephen: <3
A Wrestling Conundrum
In this arc we explore John and Iris' wrestling hobby! John and Iris' dynamic with each other is considerably different in the ring. As the wrestling company owner mentions, they are often at odds with each other. What with Iris being a bad guy and John being a rule keeper. They never had to wrestle each other, in fact, John's never wrestled a day in his life. So you can understand Iris' concern. She loves wrestling but she cares about the safety of her best friend a lot more. Perhaps a week of training will help set her worries at ease?
All Tuckered Out
For John, there's never enough hours in the day to do everything he wants to do, this never prevented him from trying though. Murder She Wrote is one of those older shows that focuses more on characters rather than the murder itself. Couple that with the detective being an older woman who would rather be behind a typewriter than catching real murderers and you have the makings of an instant classic.

This also concludes the Beach arc, I hope you all enjoyed it! The next arc will run right into the holiday season and will deal with John and Iris in their wrestling environment, since we only got a glimpse of it when we first introduced Iris. So get ready to rumble with the next arc, next update!
@sethtriggs: I'm glad you liked it! I'm absolutely pleased with Tailsteak's lighting on this page. It's straight up gorgeous.

Hehe well Jo isn't too much of a dudebro per say but he is indeed full of himself. Though I wonder what's worse? XD

This arc was totally for the warm and fuzzies. I reserve the right to make all the warm and fuzzies dangit! lol!
It also gave me an opportunity to show more of the main characters, how and why they interact with each other, etc. I love how it turned out X3
End of The Day
The Breman Avenue Experience is mostly a rock and roll band. Though they do dip into other genres depending on their gig. (One time they were hired to play the music for a polka event, they made it work) We'll get to find out more about Yosha and his band very soon.

I enjoy putting Jo out of his element. For someone who plans everything and has an answer to everything, it's oddly satisfying imagining him half naked, scrambling out a bathroom window. Instead of just saying "I'm sorry, I think I'm tapped out for the evening" or "I'm not a big fan of sodomy"

I really love how Roxanne is turning out. She used to be much, much different before Tailsteak came along. More of a token, trouble making punk goth than anything. However once I changed the web comic to be more character/story-driven, I decided to give Roxanne's character a bit of an overhaul. The result is a infinity more complex character who's willing to take steps out of her comfort zone in order to be there for her friend. I honestly couldn't be happier about how she turned out.

This is the second to last page to the beach arc, the next update will be the last one. It's a nice little end to the arc that I think is amazingly cute and further punctuates John and Iris' friendship. Which is actually important because the next arc puts their freindship to the test! Stay tuned!
@Joe Mamma: Glad you like it!
@ShneekeyTheLost: Thank you so much for reading! I do apologize if some of the jokes miss their mark but I'm glad you're enjoying it so far. I hope you'll stay with us for future updates!