I've always been fond of this page. I'm still proud of it, technically wise, and on the subtler side of things... energy wise?
And it's still something that speaks to me, on a personal level. (here I go again!)
Pain is part of the human experience we generally don't enjoy (subs, get outta here I'm trying to get things straight) (.................gays NO), just like certain emotions we deem "negative" like sadness or anger. It's a big part of the human experience although we look to avoid them most of the times. (or do we)
(where am I headed with this, everyone knows these things, uuh)
In my own life, I've always had a part of me that wanted to better be in control of things so as to avoid all these "negative" things better. Learning combat training is part of that desire. Not that it's a bad thing to learn, but trying to control pain(ful things in life) can turn around and control us, you know what I mean? At least, in my experience. For example, sometimes releasing something within myself, be it anger or sadness, would help me let go and turn the page much quicker than not accepting the pain within and trying to will it out of the way.
The knight here is relieved to be feeling pain, they know it's part of the human experience and they've been trying too much in the past to build themselves into something else. Something that didn't feel pain or had any weaknesses. But then that's just building an illusion of something that can't be. And reinforcing that illusion always leads to other types of suffering. (feeling more lonely is one good example, since you may be pushing people who want to help you away)
Anyway WHAT FUN THIS IS and be sure to COME BACK TOMORROW, I'm posting the last strip for this chapter!
:D : D : D
--> This is a rerun of the finished webcomic Go Get a Roomie! You can find these two strips in the old archive >here<!