the page: Thursday Aug 11, 16

Page 08 of 26 pages.

This blurb was written when this comic page first went online. It might not accurately reflect the current state of the RACIANTAU project. Consider it a piece of history.

I don’t really go bowling so I had to look up what a good score was and adjust downward for a “realistic” skill level for Racia. Secretly, I’m guessing that Racia did much the same thing in her copious amounts of free time.

I also spent an embarrassing amount of time trying to come up with a shitty rhyme to go at the end of an awful, brain-dead, popcorn-shoveling sort of show jingle. As you can see I actually did not come up with one at the end of the day. That’s okay. I don’t respect the Battlemon Variety Hour, like, as a concept. No, seriously; I am 100% in Racia’s and Bunners’ corner throughout this story, and even I can’t stand that show.

I won’t comment on how Racia feels about it because I haven’t really given it much thought. I’ll say that she probably hasn’t given it much thought, either. It’s Bunners’ favorite show, though. Interpret as you will.

the story: Battlemon

In a cheap but legally permissible knockoff world in the style of Pokemon or Monster Rancher we peek into the shared lives of a young woman (Racia) and her Battlemon partner (Bunners) as they navigate the expectations society has of them and they have of each other.

the comic: RACIANTAU

An ongoing study in comics, storytelling, and philosophy, RACIANTAU is a comics anthology structured in the form of an essay. The title of the project (pronounced /rɔsiɑntoʊ/) is a contraction of the names "Racia" and "Antau" — the two main characters. The kids try to make sense out of a senseless world of VIOLENCE, IMPERMANENCE, ISOLATION. Anxious about the FUTURE OF OUR SPECIES, they find themselves face to face with the VOID WHICH CONSUMES ALL THINGS. In each story, one or both of them inch closer towards self-realization.

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