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July 14th, 2014, 5:54 am

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Reply ayna, July 14th, 2014, 8:23 am

Oops. Back to reality

Reply JesBelle, July 14th, 2014, 9:12 am

The thing about Wuthering Heights is that I pretty much hated everyone in it and couldn't care less about how they managed to fuck up their lives in spectacular ways. But I love these guys and now it will hurt to watch them hurt each other. So, yeah, thanks for that.

Sincerely, thanks for this comic. Imma go look at cute hedgehog videos now.

Reply cherryluvr5, July 14th, 2014, 9:29 am

Oh nooooow you think about your boyfriend...smh

Reply jezebel-polizia, July 14th, 2014, 9:35 am

@JesBelle: My first experience of the story was the 1930s film with Merle Oberon and Laurence Olivier, which was SO BADLY miscast as far as to make the whole thing ridiculous. So I can empathise! But I actually loathe the second half of the book too so I guess we'll see haha

Reply Bkillerr (Guest), July 14th, 2014, 10:21 am

Awkwaaaaaaard Well it was bound to happen...the hurt on Eli's face when Jason pulls away kills me...It reminds me that probably everyone is going to end up being hurt from this...

Reply JesBelle, July 14th, 2014, 11:37 am

@jezebel-polizia: Yeah, less said about the second half of the book, the better.

Reply ayna, July 14th, 2014, 2:07 pm

@JesBelle: I had the same feeling about the characters in Wuthering Heights! I can't bring myself to hate any of the main Jason characters though...

Reply raziesgirl (Guest), July 14th, 2014, 3:38 pm

Ding dong hello?it's your boyfriend calling WHAT I have a boyfriend! Well can't say I wasn't expecting that to happen at some point in the near future like soonish .What I am amazed at is that Jason actually managed to forgot that he actually had a boyfriend . And that Elijah never baught the subject up knowing Jason had a one and who it was .I'm assuming since Jason welcomed Elijah into his home and never mentioned Lon that El probably thought that Jason was or had broken up with Lon .I mean they've been doing everything that lover's do that I'm astounded by both of their reactions which where great by the way .With Jason's oh shit face and Elijah I was hoping you'd forgotten about him face . Because Elijah has now right to feel hurt not one damn bit .

Reply jezebel-polizia, July 14th, 2014, 3:42 pm

@raziesgirl : I like to think of it as extreme denial. It helps they were in a different setting than London - but they both chose to completely ignore reality until it comes swooping down on them with a vengeance. Wilful exclusion of the truth from proceedings. (It's very childish, but I think they both said "this is a problem for the future me to deal with."

Reply MegaAnimeFreak7, July 14th, 2014, 11:16 pm

YESSSSSSSSSS He realizes!!!

Reply Naru&SasuComics, July 15th, 2014, 1:47 am

Lon!!! <3<3<3

Reply MrsMink, July 15th, 2014, 2:44 am

Oh thank GOD, I thought this time would never come! Lon! <3
I'm at work right now and it's really hard not to make strange sounds and squeaking because there is no comic that is shaking me up on the inside that much. This comic is a true gem! I don't reall know how to describe it, but strangely it somehow feels that this story is actually happening to me and whenever Jason makes a decision i don't completely agree with or i would never make at all, it feels like something is trembling and breaking inside of me. well...maybe not THAT bad, but...i don't know...
Basically i wanted to say that "Jason" is just awesome, storytelling, art etc...:3
<3

Reply MrsMink, July 15th, 2014, 2:46 am

@raziesgirl : I really love how you summarize my thoughts in such an exact manner under each new page, i always look forward to your comments :D

Reply jezebel-polizia, July 15th, 2014, 4:05 am

@MrsMink: thankyou so much!! It's so gratifying to know just that people are reading let alone being affected by the story and characters :3 that's so kind of you, I'll try not to disappoint! Xx

Reply JesBelle, July 18th, 2014, 8:14 pm

@ayna: I know, they are just too lovable. By the same token, I have a hard time seeing any of them being as cruel and hateful as the original characters. Even Edgar turned out to be a real jerk to his sister.

Reply MegaAnimeFreak7, July 21st, 2014, 7:42 am

@ayna: Op! There goes gravity! XDD

Reply arochii (Guest), September 27th, 2014, 11:37 pm

Aaaawwwwkkkwaaaarrddd! Also, I laughed really hard when he got elbowed in the face

Reply Biscuit, November 19th, 2014, 5:21 pm

@JesBelle: Didn't you like Hareton?! I used adore Hareton.

Reply JesBelle, November 19th, 2014, 5:44 pm

@Biscuit: Yes, but was just referring to the big three from the first half of the book.

I think the entire second half of the story was just there to give it the ending required to get a Victorian publisher to accept it. You know -- virtue, patience, breeding win out in the end. She couldn't quite bring herself to make Hareton and Catherine jr. perfect, though, which is why they are actually likable. I strongly suspect she would have liked to make them a little more jerk-ass, but she wanted to get the thing published more.

Reply Biscuit, November 21st, 2014, 4:48 am

@JesBelle: I see.

That's interesting what you say about writing the second half for the publisher. I would disagree entirely! XD It would have never entered my head that Emily would have written the second half for that purpose (would she have even thought like that in Victorian Haworth?).
I think Wuthering Heights is as much an epic revenge story as it is an epic romance, and part two is needed to depict just how low Heathcliff will stoop to get his revenge on Edgar and Hindley.
But I see what you mean about the happy ending, I haven't read enough Victorian fiction to know if that's commonplace.
A lot of people don't like the second part, or don't value it but I love the second part as much as the first.

I love Wuthering Heights, not because it's romantic but because it's such a dark, evil book.

Also, I still think young Catherine was pretty jerk-ass. XD But that's probably because she was so mean to Hareton, heheh.

Reply JesBelle, November 21st, 2014, 8:41 pm

@Biscuit: Yeah, the entire second half isn't about the Hareton/Baby Cathy story. We also get to watch Heathcliff finish sinking into moral depravity. I still think that the second generation happily-ever-after feels like it's just there to soften the edges of the rest of the book.

Honestly, I liked Jane Eyre better. There, I said it.

Reply Biscuit, November 22nd, 2014, 2:16 am

@JesBelle: Watching Heathcliff's depraved journey is a favourite thing of mine. XD
I'm always surprised when people say how lovely Heathcliff is when inside I'm thinking 'dude would have smashed a babys head on the flagstones given half a chance, he hung a little dog from a fence post and smacked at least two women around. And that's stuff I remember just off the top of my head. Nice guy my arse.' XD I love the character though.

I love Jane Eyre too, but I tend to fluctuate. I think my favourite is whichever I'm reading at the time. That includes The Tenant of Wildfell Hall too. The three of them are such good books and I think are the only romantic novels I really like, probably because they're as grim as they are romantic.

Reply jezebel-polizia, November 22nd, 2014, 2:21 am

@Biscuit: it's been really interesting reading your comments guys, it's such a cool book there's so much to discuss...! I always sort of sympathised with heathcliff cause it's Cathy who behaves like a nutbar a lot of the time and yet heathcliffs the one who gets the antihero status.... In Jason I really wanted to focus on Cathy and heathcliff being "the same"..... I kind of feel like Jason is Cathy and heathcliff. He flops between the two. Sometimes I think he's more heathcliff than Elijah. "He's more myself than I am."
*drop the mic*

Reply JesBelle, November 22nd, 2014, 2:55 am

@jezebel-polizia: That line and "You loved meā€”then what right had you to leave me?" are the two I think of most often while reading this comic.

Reply Biscuit, November 22nd, 2014, 4:42 am

@jezebel-polizia: It's one of my most favourite books. The only book I enjoyed studying for A-Level.
I sympathised with Heathcliff, I think by the end he was too consumed with his obsessions, but in the beginning when Hindley is being horrible to him, and then when Catherine gets stuck up at the Lintons for months then returns less wild and more 'lady-like' and he's confused by her, I really sympathised with him in the beginning.

I think while Catherine does behave like a nutbar, so does Heathcliff. He doesn't stay to hear the end of Catherine's conversation with Nelly, he just fucks off for a few years, leaving Catherine frantic and resulting in her ending up closer to Edgar. (I see this bit in Jason when Elijah breaks up with Jason for seemingly no reason, meaning Jason becomes closer to Lon and falls in love with him).
I think Heathcliff ends up with the antihero (or villain) status just because of his cruel behaviour towards everyone else after Catherine's death.

In Jason I really wanted to focus on Cathy and heathcliff being "the same"..... I kind of feel like Jason is Cathy and heathcliff. He flops between the two. Sometimes I think he's more heathcliff than Elijah. "He's more myself than I am."

Well Elijah is certainly much nicer than Heathcliff. But then, Heathcliff was (mostly) always nice to Catherine. I like how you've created your own individual characters without making them carbon copies of the Wuthering Heights characters. Your characters are pretty loveable, even with their faults, while as much as I like them I can't say that Catherine and Heathcliff are loveable.

The line "He's more myself than I am." Is that the line that comes before "Nelly, I am Heathcliff?" Or is it in another bit? Her love for him was so strong that she not only saw herself as part of him but as one with him. So it makes sense what you say about combining the characters.

My favourite quote was the one (I cant remember it exactly) where she describing her love for Edgar as being like the foliage on the earth and that it changes but that her love for Heathcliff resembles the rocks beneath, it never changes. I think that's part of the being one with Heathcliff quote...

Oh god, don't anyone get me talking about Wutering Heights, it seems I can't shut up about it, sorry!

Reply jezebel-polizia, November 22nd, 2014, 5:05 am

@Biscuit: yes that bit when she's talking to nelly! In fact the line "I am heathcliff" is even more appropriate.
And I love that part too, when she describes Edgar and heathcliff. It's her description of her feelings that I stole "winter changes the trees" from for Lon's composition :>

Reply Biscuit, November 22nd, 2014, 6:07 am

@jezebel-polizia: Oh yes! It was niggling at me and I couldn't place it.

Reply JesBelle, November 23rd, 2014, 10:02 am

Lit geeks. :)

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