‘Not A Villain’ Webcomic – Page 313


And we're off! To who knows where...

And this page didn't split well, so full page! Next two will be the same and then it's back to split updates (with maybe a quick break so I can catch up a bit)


Language update:

Wow! I'm still trying to get through all the emails, but I received over 40 of them, with offers of around 20 languages. You guys are awesome!!!

Alas, I only have room to showcase maybe 2-4 languages in this Reality Scene. So, I think I'll put everyone into a hat and then just draw a lucky few. But thank you to all who offered! Really, it's so cool to see all the different languages you all speak! When we go into Sandra's City, I can showcase a lot more languages (especially the European ones) since they run their translators much different than TENka City. But, to be honest, that scene probably isn't going to happen for a long while. Lots of plot to get through first!


Random Info on the colored cloths:

Despite the translators, there was still a huge language barrier issue post-Ending. Lot of people were agitated and different emergencies were going off all the time. It was hard to figure out if the person was just freaking out and yelling at you in their own language or if there was a legitimate concern they needed help with. So, TENka City developed a system with colored cloths (often derived from ripped clothing). If someone waved a blue/green cloth at you while yelling, that meant a system was down and they'd really like some help or to at least alert somebody about it, but nothing was life-threatening. If someone waved a yellow or white cloth, that meant a life was at stake (ie: someone was seriously injured and needs help asap). But if someone waved a red or orange cloth, that meant the entire City was threatened with whatever system had gone down (or if someone was going nuts and hurting others). As things became more routine and stabilized, the red/orange color soon was used only when life support systems went down. That meant either retreat to the emergency meeting point or, if you actually knew how to fix things, you rushed to fix it!