Comic 404 - Hurricanes

8th May 2017, 11:00 PM in The Ball
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Author Notes:

Sky 8th May 2017, 11:00 PM edit delete
Thank you to everyone who stopped by my little impromptu stream to watch me work on this page on Sunday! It was short and sweet but I had a lot of fun. I think I'll do impromptu DotX streams more often! It keeps me focused on my work. I might even stream again as soon as today, (Tuesday) but I don't know when I'd be able to start, so I can't make an official announcement.

I'll post here in the comments when I'm about to start, though! This'll be a longer one so you might not miss it! Check in whenever you feel like it, it's calm and casual but I know there are a few of you out there interested in the comic making process!

(Also, props to Zenpai who called it being Blue almost immediately after the last page was posted!)


SylphofDreams 9th May 2017, 8:28 AM edit delete reply
Tsk Tsk Gell.
zenpai 9th May 2017, 8:50 AM edit delete reply
in an earlier page, Moonlight mentions that she babysits Sparx's sister. now, we see them with Banana, Lime, Bubbles, and Blue, despite them having no previously established relationship.

unless, of course, two of them were related. notice how Sparx is standing directly behind Bubbles. clearly, Bubbles is Sparx's sister. why else would Sparx agree to play hide-and-seek with a young child?
zenpai 9th May 2017, 8:52 AM edit delete reply
also, what if Gell's name really is Hurricane, but she just goes by Gell because Pudding kept calling her that?
triforce fandom 9th May 2017, 10:15 AM edit delete reply
Sky 9th May 2017, 1:57 PM edit delete reply
Hey everyone, I'm about to start streaming, right now! I'll be going for quite a few hours, I think.

Come and join me over at SkyJam for some casual DotX drawing and Katamari music! ^_^
Secretkeeper626 9th May 2017, 3:56 PM edit delete reply
way to ruin the moment, Sparx
AdvocateofVoid 9th May 2017, 7:56 PM edit delete reply
Quickly I'm gonna give every reason for why I think Blue is Sparx's sibling. (I guess if I believe Blue is his sibling, then that would make her his sister, so I'm gonna use that instead of sibling for now on)
First, Bubbles said that she knew no one and was only there for Blue. This means that she couldn't know Moonlight or Sparx.
Second, Blue said she was introduced to Frisky by a mutual friend and then said those older girls loved doting on her. She then said she was going to dance with one the older girls (Frisky's circle: Frisky, Moonlight, Dusk, Clementine, and Goo), who turned out to be Moonlight, who was treating Blue like a younger sister. We know that Dusk couldn't be the girl Blue was talking about and Goo wasn't complex enough to intr... Nevermind, it could have been Goo, and I'll look into that later, but right now I'm guessing that Moonlight was the one who brought Blue, and by extension, Bubbles, into Frisky's circle.
Third, in the very panel that made Zen believe Bubbles was Sparx's sister, Sparx was looking out for Blue, something that we've never seen Sparx do for a girl before unless it's to potentially date her, which he can't do with a... what is she, a six-year-old? This is behavior that has only ever been described to us by Moonlight, and she said he only exhibited it in the company of herself and *DUN DUN DUN!* his sister.
Fourth, Zen is right in saying that even if it was a girl he would never play a silly kid's game unless it was with someone important to him. While Bubbles is involved, Blue is the one putting it together, which would make it more likely for him to agree to join than if she were just a participant.
That's all I can think of for the moment. I had more, I think, but I lost it when I lost the original comment.
zenpai 10th May 2017, 7:57 AM edit delete reply
you made some fair points, Void. however, keep in mind that Bubbles and Blue have been friends since before the ball (they ARE each other's dates, after all), so even if i were right, Sparx, Blue, and Moonlight would still know each other. Sparx, while rude to girls his age who aren't Moonlight, does seem to treat younger girls with more respect. there's also the visual similarity between Sparx and Bubbles compared to Sparx and Blue (although, admittedly, that doesn't mean very much in this case). and Bubbles doesn't seem to be as uncomfortable near Sparx as she is with other Mobians/whatever Lime is (Stickies?), instead looking up at him as though she were surprised yet comfortable with his presence. and then there's the fact that she looks happier than she's ever been with Sparx during the art stream. Bubbles most likey doesn't leave her house very often, so unless Sparx lived there, she wouldn't be super comfortable with him. and why would Sparx live with Bubbles? because they're siblings.
AdvocateofVoid 10th May 2017, 8:38 AM edit delete reply
Ok, while you do make some good points, they are a little reliant on appearance and facial expressions. It's a little easy to disprove because of it since in the exact same panel Moonlight is making the exact same face, except Bubble's eyebrows are shown and slightly curved upward, which could just mean 'why is the angry guy so close to me?' Obviously however, we could go on and on over this so maybe some of the other readers should give their input? I know that I like to look at the finer and more obscure detail which usually leads me to an outcome that makes sense but wasn't what the author was intending because they didn't expect someone to look so hard, so I'm probably wrong, but I'm also really stubborn. I'm proposing is sense you have the likely theory, mostly based off of trends, and I have the logical theory, based off of facts and information gathered through the comic, why don't the other reader vote for which one they like more. I already know that you're right, or at the very least, I'm wrong, so that's not what people are voting on. They can vote on a strawpoll that I or you or someone can make and Sky can put it in the Author's Note of the next page, along with the other things he's agreed to put there, all of which I am very grateful that he's doing.
zenpai 10th May 2017, 8:39 AM edit delete reply
also, Sparx and Gell don't like each other very much, so Sparx could just be trying to piss Gell off.
zenpai 10th May 2017, 8:42 AM edit delete reply
and yeah, i agree, the other reader's should get in on this as well.
AdvocateofVoid 10th May 2017, 8:57 AM edit delete reply
Alright, cool! This can be the first ever *Dot X Theory War!!!(TM)

*All rights to the name Dot X Theory War!!!(TM) are transferred to Skyler Tirrell (Aka God)
zenpai 10th May 2017, 9:19 AM edit delete reply
*the Dot X Theory War!!!(TM) theme song plays*
AdvocateofVoid 10th May 2017, 9:32 AM edit delete reply
*Theme is Eye of the Tiger, but the words have been changed to suit the occasion*

*It was rad*
triforce fandom 10th May 2017, 1:11 PM edit delete reply
will you do a speedpaint of the dotx cast as mlp ponies and post it on youtube
restlessRenegade 11th May 2017, 10:06 PM edit delete reply
Gell, you silly, don't lie to Blue.
Blue's too gullible for their own good.