the page: Tuesday Sep 20, 16

Page 17 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.

After a week off to get settled in some new digs, Battlemon is back with another one of those rhyming pages. It’s a little annoying to be incapable of not thinking about George Lucas when thinking about rhyming, yeah? But hey, life is a series of disappointments and then you die, so.

There was a time when I assumed Racia was listening to music (hence why the PA dialogue on this page is blurry and filtered through noise), but I didn’t actually end up including anything to actually suggest that (like musical notes or sheet music or lyrics or w/e) so the end result is another one of those ambiguous situations in which I think any interpretation is as valid as any other.

Personally, it’s really not uncommon for me to not be listening to music when I have headphones in, especially when traveling since music can distract at the worst times. That said I love living in these modern times because headphones are one of the best advancements in tech I can think of. No one bothers interacting with you when you have headphones in, but you don’t have to be listening to music or a podcast or anything, so it’s perfect for eavesdroppers/shy people, both groups I identify with pretty strongly.

If you’ve never tried using headphones to create that perfect little bubble for yourself, you should! Eavesdropping gets a bad rap.

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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