Chapter 8.47-- A Place to Stay

posted 2nd Jul 2021, 5:30 PM

Chapter 8.47-- A Place to Stay

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2nd Jul 2021, 5:30 PM

HeSerpenty

Momma Gwynn must've caught wind from a certain little birdy that Kilion doesn't really have a real roof over his head. Now that Merlock has been chased off for now she can be the 'team mom' she was always born to be LOL

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Welp! Here I thought I would get back to weekly updates, but that didn't happen. I really appreciate you guys.

**LIFE VENT***

My grandma has been having more health problems lately and for those of you who don't know.. I live with her as her live in caretaker. She broke her foot in March, that took time to heal, and then after that was cataracts surgery...aand now she's having some heart stuff. All in all..she's required a lot more attention pretty much almost this whole year so far, and the time I get for art stuff really had/has to be prioritized to the work I'm getting paid to do. So that is why the comic pages have been suffering.

I will no longer make attempted promises that it will get better because it has shown no signs of getting any better.... but please know that I have no plans to abandon the story or anything. I mean do I really wanna waste almost 2 decades of my life? (concept was created in 2005 FYI xD) That's almost 2/3 of my life o__o. I should probably see it through I mean there has to be some reason for it! :P
Sooo there you have it! SOME of the reasons I have been and probably still will be sporatic with the update schedule.

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view MST3KFan's profile

2nd Jul 2021, 5:55 PM

MST3KFan

Gwynn basically creating a teenager orphanage at this rate. XD

It's cool, Serpy! Your readers should understand. Family/Life comes before comics.

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view HeSerpenty's profile

18th Jul 2021, 3:35 PM

HeSerpenty

LOL she gonna need a bigger house!

And you are right about that---I'm blessed with the best readers ever <3

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view Slim Kittens's profile

2nd Jul 2021, 5:59 PM

Slim Kittens

You're doing a great thing, Serpy. Don't worry about the SoO time frame.

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view HeSerpenty's profile

18th Jul 2021, 3:36 PM

HeSerpenty

Thanks Slim! It's good I'm getting my priorities straight but still..I kinda do miss the days of consistency sometimes haha

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view ShaRose49's profile

2nd Jul 2021, 7:30 PM

ShaRose49

Gwyn for team mom hands down <33 I don’t always see as many positive mom characters as I’d like, so thank you for this lovely!

And oh my word I can relate to your situation in some ways for sure. Both sets of my grandparents ended up requiring a lot of care from my family. I really admire your care for your grandma, you are so cool and kind to be there for her! <3

I’m sorry that things are hard (´∩`。) but even if you don’t always have time for SoO, I’m so glad you had some time to make this wonderful page, and I hope you enjoy whatever art you do. Don’t feel pressured to do “everything” or to do “more,” just take it all in stride and absolutely take care of yourself!!
⊂((・▽・))⊃

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18th Jul 2021, 3:38 PM

HeSerpenty

She totally is I should make her a hat and a t-shirt lol. And that means a lot to me, I really wanted her to be a positive force ever since the very beginning <3

Aw man thank you for those really sweet words of encouragement. Truly makes my day and even though I'm late to reply on all of this, just know that when I read them they really cheered me up :')
Feeling blessed to have readers and friends like you! <3

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view megados's profile

2nd Jul 2021, 8:05 PM

megados

That's so great that Gwynn has taken Killion in! That makes me happy! (I guess it makes Killion and Hizzy happy too! Looks like they're getting ready for a celebration.

Don't worry about keeping update schedules. It's a known fact that everything always takes twice as long as a person might plan for. It's awesome that you're taking care of your grandma. It means that she has an awesome caregiver, and that you are an awesome person. Thank you for sharing.

*hugs*

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view HeSerpenty's profile

18th Jul 2021, 3:39 PM

HeSerpenty

Haha just within a couple of days it's like HIzzy has a new brother and sister haha

Aw man thank you for those kind words Megados! Always uplifting me and it means the world :')
YOU are an awesome person! <3

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view megados's profile

18th Jul 2021, 5:47 PM

megados

Me? Nah!
*blush*
Happy belated Birthday! 🎉 🎂

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view Alicia's profile

2nd Jul 2021, 9:18 PM

Alicia

Aw, Kilion! He's getting the treatment he's always deserved! <3

What you're doing for your grandma is wonderful! What you're doing here for us is wonderful! Just remember that somewhere, in the mix of it all, do something wonderful for yourself as well. <3 You deserve nice things too! (Hopefully you have a bed already though lol)

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18th Jul 2021, 3:41 PM

HeSerpenty

Yessss too bad he didn't meet momma Gwynn like...12 years ago LOL. Then again....merlock wasn't chased off yet X"D

Aw thanks buddy! <3 I really appreciate that
You deserve all the nice things as well!

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view sigpig's profile

3rd Jul 2021, 10:07 AM

sigpig

Serpy, IRL stuff always comes first - you know we know that.
Just one quick suggestion - maybe post an Author's Note, blog post, Instagram post, etc to let us know that YOU'RE doing okay?

As for the goings-on in the town, maybe they're setting up in anticipation of celebrating Kalveric's demise?

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view HeSerpenty's profile

18th Jul 2021, 3:43 PM

HeSerpenty

Aw thanks Sig! You know I was thinking about writing a blog but then I thought..."sheesh all my blogs always say the same thing" haha.....

But I AM doing okay. Have some lows sometimes, leading to art blocks... but I always bounce back and I think in my life I am generally happy <3

LOL...you mean...people don't like Kalverick?? <:'o (lol)

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view TRMcLeod's profile

3rd Jul 2021, 3:11 PM

TRMcLeod

Gwyenn has some couch bed decorating style.

Take the time you need to take care of yourself and your Grandmother. Update when you can. I'll be here to read anything you post.

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18th Jul 2021, 3:44 PM

HeSerpenty

I have never been on a couch bed that nice x)

Thanks so much for that reassurance, it keeps me going! <3

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view DLKmusic's profile

4th Jul 2021, 2:25 AM

DLKmusic

When you first moved in with your grandma, I was prooud of you for what you were/are doing, and I still am. Same thing applies that I said then. This isn't a 9-5 job that you can walk away from at the end of the day, it's a full time commitment, and it is a priority.

So, with that being said, I'm gonna rat you out to everyone because I'm evil: LISTEN UP FELLOW SoON fans, Serpy's Birthday is the 10th!!!! Let's shower her with some love this year!!!!

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18th Jul 2021, 3:50 PM

HeSerpenty

This is very true haha...and to make things worse, she stays up late too! So sometimes until midnight I can't trust my name won't be called to help with some little thing or answer a question or something. Sooo even if I technically have more time in front of the computer, it's full of interruptions, hard to get into art/writing. It was easier to get pages done when I was working 2 jobs than it is now for some reason LOL. Okay vent over XDD

And THANK you (much belated) for the Bday acknowledgement! And thank you again for the Bday gift too <3. You're always so nice and generous with that and I appreciate it always! <3

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4th Jul 2021, 3:22 AM

:)

Nice couch arrangement; but with Merlock gone and Hizzy all the time sleeping outside, aren't there beds enough? :D

And, me too, when I read that you would move in with your grandmother I thought "what great commitment, surely no easy task". Most important thing, I think, is to not get overwhelmed with stress. So, when all the things happen and need to be done, keep your inner calm. :) (whish I would do that myself more succesfully :) )

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view DLKmusic's profile

12th Jul 2021, 8:56 PM

DLKmusic

Don't forget that Tia is sleeping in Hizzy's room right now.

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view megados's profile

16th Jul 2021, 4:57 AM

megados

It's OK because Hizzy is sleeping outdoors! ;)

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view HeSerpenty's profile

18th Jul 2021, 3:52 PM

HeSerpenty

Haha yess as DLK mentioned..Tia has taken up the extra room. But compared to that cave this is like..Luxurious arrangements haha

Ahh yes inner calm sounds so nice but can definitely be hard to achieve. Thank you for that sound wisdom and encouraging words, I can't tell you how much I appreciate it and appreciate all ofyou who've stuck with me over the years!

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view Archangel Daniel's profile

4th Jul 2021, 7:39 AM

Archangel Daniel

Ah, Gwynn being the ultimate mom. Really nice to see.

Oh, I know all too well how that is (only in my case it was my grandma taking care of my grandpa and the rest of us trying to juggle jobs/studies and helping grandma out). So take your time - comic time will come when it comes and not sooner :) Take care of your grandma first.

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view HeSerpenty's profile

18th Jul 2021, 3:54 PM

HeSerpenty

She would say she's born for such a thing--- she loves pouring out her love on the youngsters <3

My grandma always says "getting old isn't for wimps" and from my observance she is definitely right :'D. I feel blessed that the situation isn't worse, but still....certainly mentally time consuming lol

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6th Jul 2021, 4:12 AM

Robert

I've cared for multiple people over the course of life this way. Some things... just seem unbelievable until you actually deal with them, and the struggles are never really recognized by most of society.

Keep on doing what you need to, and know that there's many of us who recognize the importance, effort, and stress you are dealing with through all this!

Wishing your grandma recovered health, happiness, and joy with you and the rest of family! Wishing many blessings upon you and her!

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18th Jul 2021, 3:56 PM

HeSerpenty

Absolutely I think what caregivers go through could never really be understood by anyone who hasn't done something like that. I feel really lucky that things are relatively pretty good most of the time.

Thank you so much, I really appreciate that! Lots of changes happening in our family and we can use all the well wishes we can get <3

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view JammyTheBirb's profile

8th Jul 2021, 12:57 PM

JammyTheBirb

Gotta agree, life comes first!

This pages looks really lovely, I love the soft colours of the last panel.

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view HeSerpenty's profile

18th Jul 2021, 3:56 PM

HeSerpenty

Aw thank you so much, Jammy! That last panel really held me up sooo I'm glad for the positive feedback on it :3

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view Proxy170's profile

10th Jul 2021, 12:31 PM

Proxy170

Man, everyone needs a Gwynn in their life! The world would be so much better.

I'm sorry to hear about all that's going on with your Grandma. I hope you guys will be able to find a new routine that benefits you both. Don't forget to take care of yourself too!

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view HeSerpenty's profile

18th Jul 2021, 3:58 PM

HeSerpenty

True that! The world wouldn't seem so bleak lolol

And thanks Proxy! I think a lot of it would be me just having to suck it up and make some changes, giving up things I think I like so much (like staying up late for the peace and quiet) to feel better and more productive during the day. I'll try :'D
and I should say the same for you because new babies are no easy feat to juggle time with! <3

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