Understudy 01

September 9th, 2013, 4:04 am

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Reply TheCatMolloy, September 9th, 2013, 4:17 am

Hi Nekolytes, sorry to have been away for so long, and thanks to everyone who's kept upvoting the site on Top Web Comics. It means a lot to me that there are so many people who want to see NtK succeed.

Unfortunately, the hiatus is set to continue. I managed to slice my fingertip off.

I was trying to open up my Xbox 360, which redringed several months ago. I was using a penknife to pry open the case, and the knife slipped.

It didn't cut clean through my finger. I just looked down and there was a thick disc of flesh hanging on by a little hinge on one side. My first thought was “oh shit!” followed by “oooooh shiiiiiiiiit” followed by “I better not get too much of this on the carpet”. It was nasty, but not serious. I pressed the skinflap back into place and hastened to the bathroom, where I found a facecloth to press against the cut and could bleed into the sink like a gentleman. This wasn't achieved with *absolute* stoicism, but I was quiet enough not to alert Paige in the other room.

The bleeding had nearly stopped by the time she got suspicious, so the crisis was over. The cut was ready to put a bandage on in less than ten minutes (yes, the bandages have characters from Avatar: The Last Airbender on them) and it's healing up nicely.

It hurts to put any pressure on the tip of my right index finger though, so that’s penmanship out the window.

And with me injured, that means it’s time for the Understudy to step in.

Aleister’s going to be sharing his unique combination of wisdom and refusing-to-sit-still-for-photos with you for the next little while. He’s a sweet little guy when he’s not being a complete arsehole, and I hope you love him as much as I do.

If you want to ghoulishly ogle the cut on my finger, you can see it in the voting incentive image< a> for today. It’s not a great photo of Aleister, but it’s the only one I took where you can actually see the cut clearly.

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Reply NtKPaige, September 10th, 2013, 12:20 pm

Not THAT stoic Heh, you weren't as subtle as you thought honey, I figured I would just wait for the cursing and grumbling to stop before I came in to see what the story was, and clean up the blood trail you left in your wake :P

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Reply Beriadan (Guest), September 9th, 2013, 4:24 am

Still Alive Well at least we know you didn't just abandon us. I've been checking every day for something new.

Reply GabrielsThoughts, September 9th, 2013, 4:51 am

Yes, but if he holds his pencil like a scribe it wouldn't really matter if is index finger was on the fritz.

Reply Connorses (Guest), September 9th, 2013, 5:43 am

Random Thought of the Day It reminds me of the time I cut my shin open on the playground. My foot missed the outer edge of a structure I was jumping onto and my shin hit the edge... and a moment later I look down and see a piece of skin hanging down so I go to see an adult. But it didn't hurt at all which was weird as hell. Especially considering it was bad enough to require stitches. You'd think it would have hurt more! The most painful part was the needle for the painkiller shot for the stitches. o-O

Reply TheCatMolloy, September 9th, 2013, 6:53 am

Anything you're expecting hurts more when it's happening, and anything you're not expecting hurts more when it's healing. That's some fortune-cookie shit right there.

Reply Damaia (Guest), September 9th, 2013, 11:45 am

Been there I once sliced off the tip of my finger while cutting onions. I was working at the time and lets just say I cried out a very frowned-upon expletive with a customer at our drive-through window. I also had a little flap of skin. So...yeah. Feel better and keep that sucker disinfected!

Reply Lilithmae (Guest), September 9th, 2013, 1:13 pm

Ouch... Hope your finger gets better soon, that looks like it stung. Reminds of the time I managed to slice my finger open while prepping a salad for a family reunion dinner. While people around me where fussing over my finger, I was just trying not to bleed on the food so I would have to freaking start all over again. XD

Reply GDA (Guest), September 9th, 2013, 4:23 pm

Well at least I know you're not dead now.
Unless you're secretly a zombie.

Reply VictorB, September 9th, 2013, 9:20 pm

Woah, Absence and hearts Seriously, really nice to see you back on. You are the one who inspired me to make a comic myself... although not as successful or... yeah, good as yours.

It'd be a shame if you had said goodbye.

Reply Guesty (Guest), September 10th, 2013, 9:11 am

Welcome back! I wish you the best :3

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