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Good lord...have you been following me? This really hits close to home.
I know the feeling. I have asperger's syndrome, it's kind of like autism. I have difficulty understanding social signals, course with me I have difficulty with understanding emotions in general. Over all, I have difficulty just socializing with others, and when you have problems sending the right signals back, people don't want to socialize with you either.
That second box has a typo. Should be HAVE not HAS. :3 Thank you for the lovely comic!
@Andrew Wolfwood: ugh, i hate that. everything is about "symbols" and "reading each other's language" :( hang in there bro.
@triarch thanks man! fixing!
I somehow feel that I can put myself in his shoes because I knew how it felt not to make friends or learn to get along with them.
Until I was pushed into medication.
In a way, it helped me, but it's not or everyone. I stopped taking it though and look where I am now. C:
@Kenno Arkkan: This song always gets to me, I ended up downloading it a while while back. Loneliness is a terrible terrible emotion and it can do things to you that words can't even begin to describe after a while. Ya seem to hit home every time I read the updates Kenno <=3, which is another one of the reasons I tell absolutly everyone about this site ^^. Keep up the awesome work and heart clinching, seat snatching, butt booting art and comics. Hope to get that commission out of you soon ^^
I feel you, Al. I know what it's like to constantly feel like the outsider because you feel you were born in the wrong era or area.
R Reyes (Guest)
Wow i did not Know Al had a roughf past but it seems he manege to change but now that loneliness is gone thanks to fell kenno dude you really put the seriusness that people go trough life in this page i like it great work man
Freinds can be aluxery when you are someone like Al, and I can sympathize... Having even one freind in this world is damn God Send.... This hit home hard, friend. And cootos onthe choice of music.
that last panel just seems like a page torn out of my own life I wpuld imagin that i spent many nights with a similar expression on my face because of my Paranoid schizophrenia.
ho;y shit, did you base his character on me!?!? have you been studying me......are you watching me now!?!?
al come get some hugs omg
I will be your friend
@Kenno Arkkan: It's not all bad. I can actually manipulate social signals in someways. For example, I can send off signals to not notice me, people that pick this up will not pay attention to me and I just seem to disappear. The backdraw is loneliness
Honest to god, that song was playing on my iTunes when I was reading. I just about flipped when I scrolled down and saw it ahah
That was my life all through High School. I didn't really make any friends until college.
It strange to see how common this situation is with everyone. Especially when you are the only one dealing with on your own most of the time. You know it happening but still it's weird and terrifying.
I wish I had gone to highschool with no friends, but I did and then I come back one summer and find they all either moved or are homeschooling. It felt lonely when I was with them but it made life easier, with them gone everything just seemed so...hopeless. And than I had to deal with the bullying/teachers/grades/ and just everything else.
No one would listen to me, and they weren't even trying not too, teachers seemed to ignore my problems and anger and told me to get over it. My vice principal made a joke that really just made it all hurt worse. Soon I felt scared of everyone, and I still do.
Now I'm just trying to think of what I could do to make it better, but I know I can't. Because the only way I could is by changing the people around me. And I can't do that, I tried and they only laughed and thought it was funny at how I was trying to stand up for myself.
I can't even remember how many times I've cried myself to sleep over any of this. I wish I didn't but I can't help it. It just hurts so much at times.
WEll I have a feeling that almost everyone here has said the samething Thus I refuse to repeat what has already been said although it does apply. However for anyone who knows about the show "Scrubs" the TCW episode gives the best rant EVER on this topic. If you are interested look it up. Great works Kanno. KNow that we all support you and know that feel bro.
Wow, this is some really deep character development sort of stuff. When Al's done with this big heart reveal, Fel will hopefully be so teary eyed she won't want to gut Mugger like a fish. Maybe even give Al some really personal tender loving care.
i too have atissum so does my brother. we dont have munch friends. but litily i have got some. so i know the feeling.
I know that feeling. Every day I have to ovecome my dislike for society just to get shit done.
Every once in a while I meet people who are like me, it's easier to be around them. But it's so incredibly hard to stay in contact.
Maybe I'm aspie or something. I once did a fairly detailled test online. It gave me an exactly 50/50 chance of being aspie. -What the hell is that supposed to tell me?
Companionship might be what Al's up for, but me, surrounded by the same wankers, bachelorhood works for me. Did my share of feelin' sorry for myself, eventually realized there was no point to any of that.
Don't need to deal with anybody's irritating habits, emergency BS, annoying family members etc.
@gussiejives: There are people who are worth spending time with, you know. Finding them is just so god damn hard.
I think I'm lucky for having 4 friends, 2 of them best friends.
But i know the feeling of loneliness. I know it very well.
that is when i close my eyes and feel everybody, everything i know, slowly passing. And i know that one time they all will die.
I wish i had ways of stopping time.
Let me breath.
This was a good point to explore, since there are many people in this situation, and i wish Fel doesn't take it as "he is just with me because he have nobody else"
i don't like to be whiny, but i feel sad.
And i write big things when so XP.
Anyways, awesome comic, artwork and plot.
I hope you achieve success in your comic.
And i hope that every lone person finds their ([boy][girl])friend(s)
Oblivion shutting off.
This indeed hits close to home, and is on of your deepest comics yet. I really have been enjoying this whole storyline,and I can't wait for the next page. I can't wait to see Mugger's and Fel's reactions.
damn...i feel like looking in a mirror...
is it so hard to find good friends ?
I think yes because so far i can count them on my fingers.
Mr. Lonely, Im Mr Lonely, I have nobody, to call my oooooOOOOOooooown
@Renadt: oh man i know that feeling all to well. to grow up feeling like everyone hates you... and then crying yourself to sleep at night. no friends, no family. just no one at all...
Al really has his head together. He likes Mugger and thinks she is attractive, but realizes just how important it is to be loyal even though he has every reason to believe that Fel would not know what is happening. Great writing and a great message. x3
I've really enjoyed the comic since I first found it last weekend and read the archives several times. The characters are lovable and I really enjoy what is done with the art (the frequent style changes are really cool). I'm really glad I clicked on the ad at Top Web Comics. ^^
Your art is so awesome!!
And I love your comic! <3
@seo-chan: Life throws curveballs at you eventually, but sometimes it throws easy pitches to let you know things are okay.
You sir, have stuck me directly in, as they say, "the feels". Thankyou for existing. you are my favourite internet phenomenon.
Best "tragic past" ever. Everyone knows that horrible feeling of absolute solitude at one point of their life, so a lot of people can relate to Al. Well done man.
This seems to happen every single time! I get to a point where I just can't stand to wait for another comic, and... then I get caught up and have to wait a week for an update XD Ahhh, but that's when you know for sure it's good- when you just can't stop reading and can't wait for another strip.
Shawn Granger (Guest)
Sad but nice.
new reader (Guest)
I found this comic just by chance through some ad on topwebcomics. Started at the beggining... and it brought me all the way here in one sitting.
Man, what a trip.
First of all, I'm not into furries at all. I never liked them, so I usually don't look twice at anything featuring them. But MLWF is something else. A compelling story, stunning art, endearing characters kept me reading. I find the ever-changing drawing style really adds to the experience. Now I can't wait to read more.
Hats off to you, Mr Arkkan - you have true talent as a comic artist. Thanks for sharing it with us.
aw, you guys make me blush :3
Also, didn't know so many people had lonely in common O_o guess it's the illness of XXI century.
this is me but one difference i am perfectly happy being alone. don't know why i just don't like most pep ole
GET OUT OF MY HEAD KEN.
I feel very much described in this strip. I'd like to say that that as my life through high school... but honestly that's just been my life, period. Until now, when I'm almost 27, since I have my lovely girlfriend who will do everything with me. Seriously... this strip might as well be about me.
@Andrew Wolfwood: I know what you mean, but it's not KIND OF LIKE autism, it's a SPECIFIC FORM of autism. I know because I have it, too. I was diagnosed when I was 12. Fortunately, I learned to adapt. Learned how to keep my meltdowns under complete control a few years back. Learned how to be just sociable enough to keep things from getting awkward. Still working on everything else, though.
@NeoDarklight: oh, you have meltdowns too, first person I've met that is like that. I used meditation early on to help control that.
Seems Al's heart-to-heart about his past applies to the lot of us fans, eh sir?
Would it to my pleasure, I would like to create a world, or at very least a place, where this feeling can be washed away by company of means not human... Sadly, such a place would be branded with titles of obstruct and obscene natures, and be laid eyes on by the entirety of the prudish, unforgiving world...
there are times that people are left alone but there are those who want to be alone but little by little soon they realize that bieng alone cant change a person so that he can find friends or love ones no that person need to find it thats what i learn oh and again love the page
Sounds like me, only worse off.
that feel bro.
@Andrew Wolfwood: It doesn't help that my stepdad has borderline personality disorder, mild OCD, diabetes, and is a stroke survivor. All that added up to a man who is very easy to upset without realizing it and takes quite a bit of time to cool his head. It was practically a miracle that I even got to the point that I could control them at all. I wish I had more time to meditate in the past. Then I wouldn't be having these focusing problems.
Hey, Andrew Wolfwood; I have asperger's syndrome too, and I feel your pain. People are always telling me I am rude and that I have no emotions. I do not mean it, but no one cares, so I always hang out with my friends at lunch. They all have asperger's syndrome too, so you are not alone.
Yeah, there's close to home and then there's a bulls eye painted on my front door with this comic folded into a paper airplane of familiarity jutting out from the middle.
i know the feeling all to well. On the outside i may seem like the optimistic person but really inside i'm bore to tears and sad... i can't truly trust anyone anymore. i've had a best friend but she drew away from me i don't know the reason.. was i to quiet? was i to loud? was it something i said? was it something i did?
supprisingly i've never thought about sucide i've only thought of the horrible outcome.
i've been trying to change myself over the past year into an optiistic person and so far people are falling for it... (i just moved somewhere new) i have 'friends' but no true friends.
I hate summer break the most because i'm just rotting away in my house with nothing to do. i try to go outside as much as possible i run etc... but being bored all the time = sad
i can't socialize well with people because i just don't feel like getting caught up in the drama but i force myself to anyways.
^tadaa their's your long ass paragraph that no one will read :D!
I read it, and I realy do feel for you. BTW: to is directional and too is for comparisons.
I just got a pang when I read this. I can relate to what he feels.
Yes, we're all a bunch of pathetic forever alone losers. Whoop de do. The Internet is full of us because we have nowhere else to go.
I have got no sympathy for anyone QQing over it though.
Your being alone is not a problem to be resolved; it is your place in life. It is your dumbarse body pressuring you to try and change what you cannot change because biology doesn't give a shit if some of us are broken.
We are the rejects of society, and most of us will die alone. You can accept that and make the most of it... or you can simper like a pathetic wimp in the corner. Whatever.
Yeah. I've had girlfriends. They all had the depressions too. Several of them were cutters. It always went downhill sooner or later, ending in mutual disgust or disappointment.
All it taught me is that it really isn't worth it to even try. We are shitty company, even to each other.
Better off alone.
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