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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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@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!
@Kes: Welcome! Thank you so much for taking the time to read RTS! I'm so glad you enjoyed it so far, hope you'll enjoy your stay! =3
@sethtriggs: I'm glad you liked the update! Hehe Sebastian is a cheeky thing, I love writing for him!

After the last arc and especially with real life not exactly being stellar, I wanted to take advantage and make this arc a nice wholesome feel good arc. John's last relationship kind of left him in shambles admittedly (something that will have it's own arc soon!) But he's come a long way since then. He'll be able to look at himself as handsome soon, his friends will see to that X3
Free To Be, You & Me
"Come with me, take my hand, and we'll live...
In a land where the river runs free
In a land through the green country
In a land to a shining sea
And you and me are free to be you and me"
~Marlo Thomas (Free to Be... You and Me)

Everyone is different in this massive, big blueberry of a planet we call Earth, that's what's so beautiful about it. Billions of people are different shapes, sizes, of different personalities and beliefs. Every single one of us is unique in our own way and that's something that I strongly feel needs to be celebrated more often than not. John isn't your typical chubby little nerd, Iris isn't your average big buff wrestler and Sebastian isn't your run of them mill bartender. There's often more to a person than meets the eye.

This goes for Jo as well, however he's a bit of a special case. There's more to him but he's been adamant about shutting people out. We'll find out more about him soon though, don't you worry!

Ever since John's last relationship, he's never really done the whole flirting or dating thing. As John's mom pointed out in The Father arc, it's been years since he's attempted any sort of courtship. Sebastian's advances have been surprising but not unwelcome.

Next two updates will be the last of The Beach arc before we tackle a new one! Stay tuned!
@Some Random Dreamer: Not gonna lie, was briefly considering that angle at the time.. XD
Hehe I'm glad you like it!
John is a very open and supportive person. His friendship with Roxanne is a perfect example of that. For all intents and purposes, they're polar opposites of each other. From their tastes to their wardrobe. However they respect and support each other fully.
John did the same for Roxanne when he accompanied her to a Cradle of Filth concert once!
@Haukness: Just wanted to say I agree and appreciate your comment =)
@Goodpie2: Well, I'd question the accuracy of the dream versions of John, Paul, Ringo & George. Just how versed in D&D Are they? <.<
Iris Watch
"Forever and always, I'm always here!" - Jimi Jamison

The gang are finally enjoying the beach! Roxanne is a bit of an introverted person. She hates big crowds and as she mentioned isn't really a sociable person. However John and the others are an exception to this fact because she's gotten to know them over the years. John really does appreciate her being there though. When I write for Yosha, I sometimes think of Elmo the Elk form the 90's animated show Eek The Cat, having all sorts of odd jobs and somehow being connected to various events and people. You know, cause he's the cool one!

Iris' run in the fifth panel is based on the infamous slow motion run featured on the classic television show Baywatch. You know, in case you hadn't have guessed by now. The next update will feature some more character interaction and John nerding out a bit on a particular piece of sci fi. Stay tuned!
@Gryph: Why hello there! Welcome! Welcome!
Thank you so much for reading! Now keep in mind it updates a bit slower, about one page per two weeks but I hope you'll stay. We got lots of fun stories planned, also some fan service just like this page! =3
@sethtriggs: Sebastian may be more forward than most but he's more than happy to back off if told. If John didn't like that kind of particular attention, he would have politely asked for Sebastian to give him space. ESPECIALLY under those unique Three's Company circumstances.

Hehe actually that minibus has been in John's family for quite some time. I'm hoping to tackle a mini arc about it. I was also trying to be considerate to Iris' size and the fact that the group does travel a lot together. I figured it'd be more thoughtful to have them in a Volkswagen Minibus vs the Beetle XD

John thinks a little differently, which is why I love writing for him. That complex dialogue sums him up pretty well I think!

I like awkwardness, it's a very real feeling that a lot of folks can relate to. Rarely are things picture perfect like in most media. I also wanted to make sure that John was obviously not bothered by the advances. He's just not sure how to respond since nobody has ever 'put the moves' on him before. But as I said before, his response and feelings will be made clear in an update soon. After all, it's important to make sure you let an interested party know where you stand! =3
@maarvarq: Hehe rest assured my friend, an in-strip confirmation is coming very soon. In fact it's going to reveal a little more about John's thoughts on relationships too!
Now I'm not a fabric expert, but I figure if movies can get away with cars exploding in a fiery display after getting hit with a handful of bullets, I can get away with a grown man ripping through changing tent fabric. If it wasn't already clear, Sebastian likes John. And while Sebastian's advances are actually welcome, John isn't too sure if he's ready to date anyone yet. We'll dive into the why later.

There's still more beach fun left in this arc, keep that sunscreen handy!
@sethtriggs: Aww I appreciate your input as always Seth! And thank YOU for reading my silly ol' comic X3
Onto The Beach!
The beach arc (as I've mentioned before) is to bring us back to having fun in Roll To Save. It's going to feature some good old fashion shenanigans along with some scenes that will tell us more about our main characters. I'm really looking forward to the rest of these updates!

Consent is a very important thing. I went to a shadow cast performance of The Rocky Horror Picture show last night (as of this update) and as you can probably guess, there was a ton of debauchery, mischief and mayhem. However despite everything, the cast were very adamant about consent. They wanted to make sure everyone was on the same page before doing anything, and that's pretty important. In life, everyone has their own range of personal space. Some are more open than others.

That being said, you've probably noticed that Sebastian is a VERY touchy feely person, especially with John. Sebastian is also a person who respects personal space. He wouldn't touch you or pounce on you if you weren't okay with it. Same thing goes for Iris, though in her defense, outside of the ring, John is the only person she normally manhandles. Affectionately of coarse!
Getting carried and getting pounced on are things John welcomes with open arms, though he would probably prefer a softer surface the next time he gets pounced.
@Ryubbert: I'm kind of a huge fan of the show... XD
@sethtriggs: Being prone to accidents and the occasional misfortune, John knew that it was best to be prepared hehe.

Iris has been doing much better in regards to just being herself in public. However it's in the privacy of her home and in the company of her trusted best friend where she feels comfortable enough to let her hair completely down. Normally she only manhandles and bear hugs in the ring!

Aw man, let me tell ya, I adore writing for these two. Despite the differences in background, personalities and physical appearance, they love spending time together.

Back in my high school days, I hung out with a girl who partly inspired Roxanne's character. She was a hardcore goth. Her entire wardrobe was black, she wore a choker, silver studded wrist bands and her skin was a soft pale color. I, (like John) was happy, optimistic and wore a lot of bright colors. And yet every weekday during lunch and after school, we would hang out and just talk. Talk about our days, our interests, we loved hanging out. Just because our personalities and overall demeanor differed, didn't mean we couldn't enjoy each others' company.
@maarvarq: Ack! Yea sorry about that. The comment sections on Smackjeeves can be a bit finicky. Thank you as always for commenting though!

As for John's cooking teacher? Well... I'm in an interesting position where I can say that I can neither confirm nor deny the identity of John's mentor. However, I think I can safely say that it's not entirely impossible that Jon's teacher is a certain fellow who matches your stat description. =P
As you can probably guess, Iris and John now room together! For anyone who's curious, they live in a cozy two bedroom apartment not far away from where John used to live. I've actually been looking forward to this arc for a long time now. This is gonna be a nice, fun arc that'll let us learn a little more about the other characters in the group. Also, John's not worried about Iris hurting him, he actually trusts Iris implicitly. She's his best friend after all. He's just never been threatened with such an affectionate yet aggressive action by a tall, muscular amazon before. Wouldn't it give YOU some pause?
@sethtriggs: Yea, this one was a pretty hard one to write. Hard but important. I want RTS to be just as funny as it is meaningful. Showing one of the main characters going through a bit of a crises with his friends supporting him felt like a perfect way to showcase what these characters are all about. We'll even get to explore that a bit more in the next arc!

John is, overall, a very sensible and mellow fellow (Heh rhyme!). He doesn't mind at all that his mom asked his best friend to keep an eye on him. Heck, he's most likely a bit relieved. Families all over the country, nay, all over the world are different. Some have kids that happily leave the nest once they're college bound. Others live with their families well beyond their young adult years.

Living alone can be unappealing to some people. It can be downright...well, lonely. Irene knows her son is a very social creature, he loves being in the company of others. So to suddenly have him living by himself in an apartment? You can understand her twinge of concern. But I wouldn't worry. Odds are John's most likely going to get himself a roommate. Doubt he'll have to look far....