#740 Whole Again

20th November 2020 in Way Out West
#740 Whole Again
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FreyFox 20th Nov 2020, 12:00 AM
And the family is reunited :)

I'm going to be taking a short break while I work on other projects and take some much needed time out. Meanwhile we have a new book compilation out, so check out the 'Books' section if you like :)

Transmission will return on December 18th.


johncrew 20th Nov 2020, 12:48 AM
Sasha didn't join them on Zoom?
FreyFox 20th Nov 2020, 1:31 AM
Nope, there’s already enough there as it is, and I’m sure the penitentiary she’s at will do a thanksgiving dinner too... just not as nice.
Fox-Jake 20th Nov 2020, 12:51 AM
Happy Thanksgiving.
Thomas K Dye 20th Nov 2020, 12:54 AM
It was great fun helping to write this story. Thanks, Frey!
FreyFox 20th Nov 2020, 1:32 AM
You’re welcome, thanks so much for helping :)
Shaggy 20th Nov 2020, 1:29 AM
I love seeing a happy family! See y'all soon. Happy Thanksgiving to all! Even if you don't celebrate it!
David31 20th Nov 2020, 1:36 AM
An awesome and very heart-warming ending. :)
Lucas the Doctor 20th Nov 2020, 1:59 AM
Lucas the Doctor
Happy early Thanksgiving! (Considering actaully Thanksgiving is in a week as of this comment)
WCP 20th Nov 2020, 2:10 AM
And so the family is back together!

Hopefully Russ and Reg won’t bungle it up again!
Guest 20th Nov 2020, 2:25 AM
Nice to see the whole family together again!
WaxBadger 20th Nov 2020, 2:32 AM
And finally the dark chapter of Reggie and Russell's life has ended. Hopefully things stay positive as Sasha is released from jail, and can't help but wonder if there is an engagement ring inside Reggie's carry-on. And man, pulls a heart string to see them have Thanksgiving dinner knowing how many of us here in America can't and shouldn't do that this year, but they have every reason to be thankful after all the turbulence they have been through and can now finally put it to rest, God bless them.
FreyFox 20th Nov 2020, 8:56 AM
Thank you :)
FlashTimberwolf 20th Nov 2020, 3:41 AM
Reunited and it feels so good.

December 18th is my birthday! Awesome!
FreyFox 20th Nov 2020, 8:53 AM
A nice little birthday present :)
Tom Jankowski 20th Nov 2020, 5:15 AM
Is that Trevor between Reg and Eeve (Linda's sister)?
FreyFox 20th Nov 2020, 8:53 AM
No, that's not Trevor, they're not even the same species... and Linda's sister is not called Eeve either.
kennethsarmstrong 21st Nov 2020, 12:38 AM
I thought that Trevor was still on tour. Either that, or he was unable to make it due to previous commitments.

Maybe the twins could fly back home for Christmas. That probably would be unlikely, but it might be possible. (Linda could tag along, but she would have to make arrangements for Amanda.)
WCP 20th Nov 2020, 4:47 PM
That’s Howard, who is a friend of the twins. Who is an otter.

And Linda’s sister is Jeannette
Catsnightmare 20th Nov 2020, 10:57 AM
Poor little Amanda, what must be going through her little mind on suddenly seeing two 'Dads'!
FreyFox 20th Nov 2020, 12:19 PM
Yes XD
WCP 20th Nov 2020, 4:51 PM
That or with the goatee she’s thinking her dad has an evil twin :P
kennethsarmstrong 21st Nov 2020, 12:52 AM
I would think that Amanda would be able to recognize Russell's scent by now.

In addition to the goatee, Reggie always wears a baseball cap so that everyone could distinguish himself from Russell.
Anon 21st Nov 2020, 12:01 AM
Amanda: (thinking) It’s like that book Grandma didn’t want Mommy to read to me. “I’ve Got Two Dads!”
Excelsior_Thirty 20th Nov 2020, 11:54 PM
Oh, how teary-eyed Russell is!♥️
Very fitting that you're taking a break Frey, that strip you just made is fabulous for this time of year fits perfectly.
I'll say anyway since I know there's no celebration of it in the UK and other countries: Frey, USA citizens and expats, have a happy Thanksgiving.♥️🦃🥧
FreyFox 21st Nov 2020, 12:34 AM
Yeah I’d never depicted thanksgiving before and this was an ideal time :)
ace_country 21st Nov 2020, 2:35 AM
Hmm wonder why jason didnt join em, he's pretty much family to em after everything they went through
FreyFox 21st Nov 2020, 12:05 PM
True, but the firehouse might have staged a thanksgiving dinner of their own ^^.
kennethsarmstrong 21st Nov 2020, 9:21 PM
Or Jason could be on duty. Maybe he could visit for Christmas or Easter.
GoodKaptainKook 21st Nov 2020, 4:14 AM
Belated as hell comment (I missed this because it wasn't up when I first checked so I assumed there was no new strip! :D), but this is a very heartwarming strip right here. I'm just happy to see the twins back together and can only wonder what's gonna happen next! :)

Too bad that in real life this year Thanksgiving is gonna suck hard in the US. With the coronavirus spreading out of control like wildfire right now it's almost certainly gonna be a massive super-spreader event and kill many people if large gatherings like this take place. Doesn't help when we have doctors telling people to gather anyways! It's a time like this I'm sort of glad that this strip doesn't exactly follow real life lol; in my own stories and writing I probably would have addressed this upfront and it wouldn't have been the most pleasant of experiences :( My folks are going to travel over to my aunt's (who lives not far from me) for this Thanksgiving and I'm honestly scared about going! I've become afraid to go out more often because of the pandemic and I've reached the point where I don't feel I can trust people anymore :(

Sorry for getting so heavy into depressing stuff there on a happy strip! ^^; I just wish things could be better in real life like it is here!
FreyFox 21st Nov 2020, 12:04 PM
In the UK the rate of deaths and hospitalisations is half of what it was in the first wave, so there's hope.
kennethsarmstrong 21st Nov 2020, 9:19 PM
And American infection rates and deaths are on the verge of skyrocketing. American hospitals are close to overflowing, and American doctors are at the breaking point.

I hope that change will come on January 20.
Long Tom 21st Nov 2020, 3:45 PM
The governor of Illinois has increased the coronavirus restrictions, and my sister decided not to have our thanksgiving dinner, which is no shock.
kennethsarmstrong 22nd Nov 2020, 5:54 AM
I know that the Governor's actions were extreme, but the state's infection rate has skyrocketed and most hospitals statewide are close to filling up.

I am sorry that your sister has backed out of her visit with you. i know that this will not be the same, but a Zoom or Skype session might be ideal.
Long Tom 22nd Nov 2020, 3:25 PM
She doesn't have any of those. Just a good old fashioned telephone. Also, you cannot eat anything over Zoom. (But you can ruin your career, tee-hee!)
kennethsarmstrong 23rd Nov 2020, 5:42 AM
A telephone call is better than nothing. Just have the family gather around a speakerphone. At least you will be able to have your family with your sister.

I could be wrong, but I guess that she does not own a cellphone.
Long Tom 24th Nov 2020, 2:44 AM
She does actually. We only live several miles away, so we're not distant. Lengths of conversations depend on if one or both of us have anything of importance to talk about. We do do holiday calls, but normally brief greetings.
kennethsarmstrong 26th Nov 2020, 6:15 PM
I guess a Zoom session is out of the question. I suppose she has either an Android phone or an iPhone. Setting up a free Zoom account is easy, but it has a forty-minute limit. You can have a longer session when you pay for additional time.

Have a happy Thanksgiving, and see if you can stay on the phone for longer than ten minutes.
kennethsarmstrong 22nd Nov 2020, 6:01 AM
And they lived happily ever after... for a little while.

That quote came from volume 1, #350 of The Flash.

I do not want to sound like a pessimist, but life has a way of placing roadblocks in someone’s way.

Russell never tried to be patient with Reggie.

The Harveys have a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. The Harvey Twins were able to settle their disagreement with the help of their younger brother Trevor and their parents.

It would be nice if Russell Reggie and Sasha got married within the next eighteen months. It would also be nice to have Russell be the best man, just as Reggie was for his marriage to Linda.

It is a good thing that you are taking a month off. Many webcomic creators have had a hard trying to keep up with their webcomics. It eventually becomes too hard for them to continue.

I will see you on the 18th of December. Have a nice holiday in the meantime.
FreyFox 22nd Nov 2020, 11:20 AM
Thanks ^^. One correction though - it's Reggie who you want to see marry Sasha, not Russell :P
kennethsarmstrong 22nd Nov 2020, 6:58 PM
I goofed again. The twins are hard to distinguish. In 1992, the twins dressed up similarly so their dad was not able to tell who was who.

I was up late when I wrote that post.
kennethsarmstrong 27th Nov 2020, 9:40 PM
Looking back, I also remember when Reggie had done things that blew up in his face. Reggie's antics sometimes required Russell to intervene. An example was when Reggie spilled some motor oil in the garage, causing Russell to slip and break his tooth. He had to go to a dentist to have the tooth replaced.

Yes, this is a comic, but a tree squirrel's teeth constantly grow. The squirrel has to gnaw on certain plants to file his/her teeth down.

Russell finally blew up when Reggie said he was in a relationship with Sasha. Reggie stormed out when Russell questioned Reggie's relationship.

Unfortunately, it took about twenty months for Russell and Reggie to settle their differences. Nonetheless, the time away from each other gave them both time to cool off.
Tom 1st Dec 2020, 5:05 AM
Hi Frey, new reader here.

I just read all of your comic! I really like it, there's clearly passion on it.

FreyFox 1st Dec 2020, 10:59 AM
Thank you :)
Lazy Ray Finkle 11th Dec 2020, 3:53 AM
Very nice.