Some memories for when times were simpler went through her mind just now.
If Alej keeps being a good person like this, I may end rooting for her more… especially with the way she gets all flustered with Randal.
I am rooting for Alej now. I really dislike Mora because she’s such a b**ch.
I really dislike Mora too, such a bitch who doesnt appreciate those around her. I was really hoping that Rachel and Minos would of worked out.
actually Mora does appreciate some of the people around her but she is a bitch to those she doesn’t appreciate
I for-see change in her hart
Randal’s not gay though
I really can’t stand Mora either, go Alej!
Really? I’m rooting for Randal, haha.
Very mooving and quite well done. Congrats on a well drawn selection.
“mooving”… Haha I see what you did there.
I love how Randal has become such a deep and considerate character. He’s so sweet and sentimental. And on top of it all, he’s a handsome fluffy border collie! Randal is probably my favorite character because he’s just an all-around great friend and brotherly figure for most of the others, and I hope this means we get to see more of our border collie buddy in the future!Great job with the comic! I’ve been reading it for years and watching the style mature and develop with the plot has been awesome! Keep up the amazing work!
I love Randal! :3 i just feel bad for him though, after what Taffy threatened him with.
And the flash header on this site finally makes sense… never quite clued into that before now.
I have to admit, I’m liking Alej more than Mora a lot lately, and I didn’t really much care for Mora to begin with. :3And Randal should get some kind of prize for reminding Alej of everything Diana did for her.
*Remembers those comics too* My love and respect for Alej just raised a lot more. *Smiles happily* Glad she made the right choice.
Wow… all this time Patches didn’t know Diana was buried there? Sucess goes to the head to fast I suppose.
Very nice, it seems patches got a heart after all
Yay he stopped it and maybe patches will pit it up some were els
I’m happy that Patches didn’t go through with it… she knows she couldn’t do that to Diana…
Alejandra.. <3 to be honest, I didn’t expect her to completely pack up and move on from this so soon. I’m actually a little disappointed that this entire incident seemed so short-lived, but I do like the reason it ended. might just be wishful thinking, but I imagine that this move of hers is gonna awake her little nanozell spirit. I don’t want Alejandra to turn into a big softie because of this though and I’m gonna be really let down if she loses her strong-willed mind and passion to get what she wants. Rannie is kinda reminding me of a replacement for Minos in this strip. =3=; as for the art, I am pretty awed with this strip. the shading is so beautiful and I love all the little details in this, like the sun rays through the tree that you can see on Alejandra’s dress in the 4th panel. (that’s my favourite panel as well, I can just hear the wind being the only noise in that scene.) very vivid scene. always eager for the next comic. <3
Indeed, I don’t think Alejandra will simply let her ambitions drift away because of Randal’s soothing words.Sure, she might not want to build up her industry around Las Lindas, but I don’t think this will mean the end of her as a business mogul. She started with practically nothing, and I don’t see her going to pieces because she was shown Diana’s grave and told the true cost of her actions.Instead, I think she will try even harder in the memory of Diana, and try to beat Mora in the right way. Perhaps not the most cutthroat way, but in a way that that she could be proud of later in life.Despite the general fan support of Mora, I’m really rooting for Patches. :3
forever Alejandra fan. <3
I wonder if this will cause her spirit (whatever Digit is again) to awaken.
Resident Spirit, methinks… to lazy to search through the previous pages…
Sometimes… all it takes is one small act… one small bit of kindness to put everything into perspective.
Well I’m glad she didn’t blow up the grave and that this may give her a chance to reevaluate herself. Unfortunately she may have just sunk her company with this stunt.
Mmhmm.you said it.
hmm she was “part of the family” i didn’t see that coming
Why not? There was still that one bonus comic.
Well, well. After all the angst-ridden confrontations my imagination tormented me with since last Wednesday, this strip does a great job of alleviating my frustration. It was rather satisfying to see Randall break through Alej’s ruthless exterior and make her see what the REAL consequences of her obsession with getting back at Mora were going to be. Especially since Alej clearly couldn’t try to sugar-coat it once she saw the truth.But what ESPECIALLY makes this gratifying? He actually got THROUGH to her. Even if she’s still got issues with Mora, Alej–or rather, Patches–clearly still has a heart, even if she hasn’t always been listening to it. And seeing that she’s willing to take a loss of profit in order to honor Diana’s memory…it improves my respect for her. Perhaps there’s hope for her yet.
Ha! I knew that she didn’t know where she was buried. If Randal didn’t know where she was, Alej sure as hell didn’t.
About time Alejandra got a proverbial slap in the face.
I have a lot more respect for Alej now. Still hoping for a happy ending if you ever decide to finish the Mora x Alej story arc.
Randall used Guilt Trip. It was Super Effective!
Bet those 380-something people from the poll who don’t like him are reevaluating something fierce now.
yaaaaaay patches!i think patches and randal would be a great couple =3
So I’ve read through up to this point and Mora’s had her points, but the scale of “I nearly screwed up big time” is a lot more. Seeing as how she just bought up all the land around Las Lindas, has all the construction equipment and actual capital materials needed to start that truly massive agriculture operation, and is now calling it off after putting forth so much in terms of psyching herself up for it, not to mention everyone else. I thought she had it in the bag, and then Roland brought that up and I figured she’d find another angle, like develop on the OTHER side, but that doesn’t seem to be the case. It wasn’t so much that success got to her, she was focused on a goal of outdoing her opponent and proving people wrong. The fact that she didn’t know is one hell of an operation stopper. The comic may not portray it, but I’ve had those moments of mental gridlock. She was probably standing there for about at least fifteen minutes trying to figure out what to do.
Randal is the best character forever. And I like Alej slightly more now. But Randal is the best character forever.
i have new found respect for Alej. Good Job!
I’m familiar with the series but havent gotten off my but to dig through all the archives. I started reading right around the arc where the nymphs tricked Sarah (and the Rachel and Minos “thing”). Anyone care to explain the whole Diana thing? Or at least direct me to where I can read more on it (comic not character bio)?
This one heralds back to one of Chalo’s old bonus comics that he stopped working on. It’s called “Simpler Times”, and the 5 pages of it can be found in the gallery.I did some legwork and got the pages for you. Here they are in order:http://www.katbox.net/gallery/index.php/Chalo/Old-Bonus-Arcs/Simpler-Times-1http://www.katbox.net/gallery/index.php/Chalo/Old-Bonus-Arcs/Simpler-Times-2http://www.katbox.net/gallery/index.php/Chalo/Old-Bonus-Arcs/Simpler-Times-3http://www.katbox.net/gallery/index.php/Chalo/Old-Bonus-Arcs/Simpler-Times-4http://www.katbox.net/gallery/index.php/Chalo/Old-Bonus-Arcs/Simpler-Times-5Between “Simpler Times” and the main comic, “Building An Empire” began which details “Patches’” shift from what she once was into what she is now.But perhaps Randal can fix that.
This one heralds back to one of Chalo’s old bonus comics that he stopped working on. It’s called “Simpler Times”, and the 5 pages of it can be found in the gallery.I did some legwork and got the pages for you. Here they are in order:http://www.katbox.net/gallery/index.php/Chalo/Old-Bonus-Arcs/Simpler-Times-1http://www.katbox.net/gallery/index.php/Chalo/Old-Bonus-Arcs/Simpler-Times-2http://www.katbox.net/gallery/index.php/Chalo/Old-Bonus-Arcs/Simpler-Times-3http://www.katbox.net/gallery/index.php/Chalo/Old-Bonus-Arcs/Simpler-Times-4http://www.katbox.net/gallery/index.php/Chalo/Old-Bonus-Arcs/Simpler-Times-5Between “Simpler Times” and the main comic, “Building An Empire” began which details “Patches’” shift from what she once was into what she is now.But perhaps Randal can fix that.And as an experiment:<em>http://www.katbox.net/gallery/var/albums/Chalo/Old-Bonus-Arcs/Simpler%20Times%201.JPG?m=1294797866</em>
I have always wonder with the comics header (title image), and I *thought* I had read the archives, but it seems either I didnt or missed something big
something says we will see alej crying on the next page
wow… big hit… I expected randall to be very insightful, and I expected patches to back off, but even though I was expecting both of these things… this page still touches my heart, I think patches just gained a little on everyones fav char rating system, and that randall has just shot up even higher
guess now we know where ‘patches’ draws the line of when they get to be going agianst mora
well i am relived that randal could talk some sense to alej i mean wow talk about a reality check i just hope that perhaps she will perhaps reflect upon her actions and maybe apologize to mora if at all possible
I’m not sure it’ll go that far (at least not just yet), but deciding not to strangle Las Lindas’ growth is a step in the right direction, at least.
refresh my memory…..Randal is mora’s adopted brother right?
Maybe I missed something, but why can’t she just build -around- the spot Diana was buried? I’m not talking about a tiny 5×5 island of grass in an industrial complex here; with all the land she just bought, why does this wreck everything?
If you have to ask, then odds are that you won’t get it even if I explained it to you.But for a hint, look at the comic title and remember the “view”.
Jeez, no need to get snippy.
because diana was like a mother to alej
*crosses his arms and stands up* So…Finally she found some light into her heart…Never expected that from Randal. Anyway he still doing a good job. Odin bless the noble hearts.
yea . . .ran is the most noble person so far. . .:3
Yes he is. Randal is a paladin for inside and a model of guy for ourside. Well done Randal.
yes in deed well done randel
Well played, Randal, well played you son of a bitch… and I mean that in the strictest terms of the word, not slander. I will say it was interesting to see how Alejandra reacted, and once more she proves why she’s my favorite bovine beauty in the series.
I SEE WHAT U DID THAR! lol
I have no idea why “Jun” went through my head at the end:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wORyg8o81Y
Excellent page, Chalo. Sometimes the heart is more powerful than the largest machine. Nice that you had Alej realize that money cannot buy certain things, and that family still matters…gb
This is a wonderful page, not only because of the dialogue, but due to the View and the Perspective in all the panels, especially the fourth one: the sky looks simply awesome and the fact that Diana’s Resting Place is a really important spot at the ranch. It’s good to know that Diana’s Heart is still alive in Alejandra; a tough, but mature decision on her part to move on.
Randal, the hero of his “mother” <3
Okay, this is the mature adult Alejandra that makes more sense to me. It would be just like Mora to slam this door closed by gloating, but… well, I’m not at the wheel of the comic, so I’ll shut up and see what happens.
With any luck, Mora will be so surprised by Alej agreeing to halt the construction that she’ll realize that maybe she doesn’t have to “give up” after all–that maybe there’s still something of the old “Patches” left in there after all.
Well played Randal, and wise move, Alej XD
Alej: +50 Morality=D
something says that even if randal didn’t show her the grave mino would have stopped the construction
i dont know about the rest of you, but if this was an animation i probably would have gotten teary eyed
do you think chalo could make this a cartoon
Wow i love how you draw scenery its awesome i can’t wait until we see more Sarah it’s been about 26 pages since we last saw her.
Alej gets +78 on guilt and +60 on regret
Been reading this for years and i never really had any respect for Patches cause of what she was like……however…I guess even the most ambitious person has a heart and soul.I like her now ^^
didn’t think Alej stop so quickly
Hrmph, sincerely hope she gets her mind into the business now and prove that powerfull patrons wont get you much further in the industry.
What do you mean? Is that in regard to her empire, or Mora’s string of fortune?
Wow… it’s so touching how much Diana meant to her.
And some say, on this day her heart grew three sizes that day.
A better quote for this is hard to find. If this truly marks a change for Alej, however subtle, I think it’ll at the very least make her a rival we can love. As opposed to certain nynphs who’ve committed blatant acts of framing and attempted murder and gotten off Scott free, with no true lesson learned.
I am I wrong in saying Randal was kind of a badass in this page? He looked like a hero from a video game or anime. He was cool, calm, collected, and insightful. It was…awesome…
You know, if Mora ever fires Miles, Rachel, and Sarah over something stupid (and she has), I bet they’d go to Alej. At least Alej treats her employees better. Look at Tootsie.
I don’t think Sarah would want to leave its obvious she likes it at Las Lindas and I don’t think she is an employe either
I wonder if that’s the explosion mark in the 4th panel, looks like it.
Randy, you are just too fabulous<33
man Alej is hot
Thank the fates for no more Friz!
Don’t go jinxing that! XD
gays sure have certain ways of touching people in certain places lol?
WHY IS EVERYONE HATING MORA?!? Geez she is just misunderstood and now all of you are so mean to a cartoon character. Besides, she tried being nice to Alej! Gosh…
Any chance we could get the 4th panel as a wallpaper?
Randal all out rocks. He is definitely a touchstone for Mora and Alejandra.
Panel 4 should be a Wallpaper.
muy pero muy buenas estas dos ultimas paginas pusieron algo de “carne al azador” porke siento ke se estaba perdiendo la linea central del comic ultimamanente
Kind of glad to see something interesting happen with Alej, maybe a bit more time will be spent away from the awful slut cow Moora.I never had any problems with Randall, and this comic just kind of cemented that, looking forward to seeing more of him as well.So far then, only truly unlikable character in this whole thing is Moora. :/
Wow… just wow. Alej may have had that coming but still, Randal just endeared himself to everyone reading this by being the one to remind her what’s really important. I still think she could go through with construction but would really need to rethink the placement of things to retain “The View”.
awww, see, Alej isn’t so bad after all! She & Rachael are my fave characters
Did anyone else notice the blast zone on the right in the second to last panel?
I laugh at the people cheering on Alej because she showed a glimmer of compassion. Now suddenly you like her more than Mora. Why? Because she got talked out of doing something evil that she had planned to do and only pointing out Diana’s death stopped her.She was going to destroy the land were she and her friends played the land Diana, who was like mother to her, owned And that she treats her employees better? Just a few pages ago she was blowing up in anger in Toosie’s face. She so bad her spirit won’t even come out which show how evil she is compared to Mora who had no problem letting her’s out. She didn’t even cry at her own father’s funeral and schemed her way into the position she is in now. Mora acts like a bitch to the people that constantly stand in her way and refuse to do the work they are being paid to do. Notice she is very friendly to Sarah , Randal,Taffy and Minos because they are not blockades to what they are trying to accomplish. And now suddenly because Alej was stopped by guilt, suddenly she’s a nice person? Mora has been showing respect for her mother and trying to save the farm that she owned for years. Alej didn’t even know where she was buried. The woman who treated her like her own daughter and she could even take the time to visit the farm or find out where she was buried? That is shameful. It doesn’t take much to impress you people does it.
What makes me laugh the most about this is that people support Alejandra despite the fact that she solely wants to crush Mora for a reason equally as petty as the reasons they don’t like Mora. Hypocrisy much? Supporting the pettiness cycle, basically, and even though people are ignoring that Mora WANTS to grow and change herself (not every easy with people like Alej out to get you), they hardly care that Alejandra’s reasoning for defeating Mora has not changed whatsoever- the events that have happened merely increased the fog of anger over her eyes until Randal stepped in.
so toots is only like a 2 min walk away and she still has to call her?, nice btw
Mora Can be a Bitch some times but It doesn’t mean she doesn’t care about other people (Example a few chapters back with the Sprite Issue) so….As far as Alej is concerned she can be a Brat some times if not Bordering Bitch land but i can’t say much more until i get more background on what happened.
I agree with you and do you need to know the background of why Alej hates Mora?
Nice emotional impact on this one. It really does bring a tear to your eyes.
Hopefully Randal will knock some sense into Mora, too.
Oooh, I never thought about that! I really hope he does give Mora a talking-to! She needs it cause she’s starting to become like Alej was before!
Randel has been with Mora for months now. If he had thought Mora need a talking too he would have done it by now. It Patches that is trying to destroy her ‘family’ home and almost decicrated Diana’s grave. She is the one who is out of control.
That was a tearjerker moment :..)
She pretty much blames Sarah for unknowingly nearly destroying Digit. That and even stated that she wanted to puke when Mora heard Sarah’s reason that Dinn and Jinn told her to do it (whom Mora couldn’t see).