Main Squeeze
Boob Physicist
Okay, now you have to give me a minute to calm down from the communist rage I just experienced.
So, Bill is the son of the boss? Interesting indeed. And he's getting promoted just like that? Why, because he obviously had no idea how to rewrite that code? Or because he wants to put cheesy lens flares on the company's website which will totally make anything look more professional? Just... Why?
Also, nice discussion where only one person talks. And the last panel. What exactly can Aran learn from Bill? Not to drink so much coffee? To organize his paper clips? Aaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhh! This is just so frustrating. It's frustrating to just read it. Oh man.
Okay, enough ranting. Here comes a big support hug for Aran. Also, good job at not knocking any chairs or desks over and not knocking his boss out. Which I could totally have understood.
The houses in the background look really awesome. And I'm delighted about that cookie on Blatt's desk. Also the facial expressions look really awesome. Can't wait for the next page!

5th Nov 2016, 4:07 AM edit delete reply

Thank you for the comment! I promise that I'm not secretly trying to awaken secret communist sleeper agents with this page. But you did grasp exactly what I was trying to get across with this page, including the significance of the title. It was incredibly frustrating to make this page! And trust me, I wanted Aran to sucker punch Blatt right in his fat face so much. Thanks for the feedback, I enjoy your comments!

5th Nov 2016, 9:27 AM edit delete reply

...Can I enter this page and kick the boss out of that pretty window of his?! It's not even the fact that he's promoting his own son for no reason that irks me (and it would already be enough to beat him to a bloody pulp), but he's basically blaming Aran for that guys mistakes. Honestly, it's enough to awaken so many communist agents that you could form an army out of them. And use them to conquer the world, or something. Now I feel the sudden urge to reinstall the "Beat the Boss" App...
Anyway, really good job. I'm in love with the window! ^^

5th Nov 2016, 3:54 PM edit delete reply

Thank you, Artemisia! You would be more than welcome to do to Howard and Bill Blatt whatever you wish, if you so had the means. I FULLY endorse it, I really hate them. Sometimes I feel bad for putting Aran through so much in the comic, but at the same time, I want to see how far I can push him before he snaps and kills Kyle.
Yknow what, I might actually go off and get that app now...

Also, thanks, about the window! I was scratching my head for ages, didn't know how to go about doing it

5th Nov 2016, 4:00 PM edit delete reply

The Coolest
The background effect looks really neat on this page, with the windows.

5th Nov 2016, 8:37 PM edit delete reply

Thanks, Pip! Took me a while to figure out how to go about doing it. I wanted a huge window in Blatt's room for a long time

5th Nov 2016, 9:02 PM edit delete reply

Unsung Chronic Hero

Like, the horror stories from my brother are out of the world believable for this page.

5th Nov 2016, 11:26 PM edit delete reply

Anyone who has ever worked creating anything for someone who doesn't understand their field of work will relate to this. It's atrocious XD

5th Nov 2016, 11:31 PM edit delete reply

Hardcore Arkian
Oh! Are you a programmer? Or a web developer?
Cool :D
May your mistakes be plentiful and debuggers fast so you learn as much problem solving as possible! Haha!

Yup! This sucks! What sucks more is the whole son business. That is a cancer and it happens everywhere and will continue to happen as long as people allow it so good of him to give his boss a piece of his mind!

If I am not mistaken, code is copyrighted the same way literary work is. Although it belongs to the company, you just coded it. There are cases when a former developer was sued by his company because they used "their" code someplace else. Often for another company.

The management often has little idea what the hell you are even doing and who is or is not capable. I have encountered "Jakub, it is zeros and ones so make it work." a few times :D
However, here it is about politics and that doubly sucks.

In the end, you do programming because you enjoy it. I have yet to meet someone who is like: "I do not like coding but have to do it." It is something you do not just "do".
What do you want from it? Success? Money? Happy people? The challenge?
I like the challenge. Being presented with a problem my brain needs to solve at full capacity and then moving to another problem. Everything else is a nice extra. You can then apply earned skills elsewhere in your life :D

6th Nov 2016, 7:42 PM edit delete reply

Jak, your comments always make my day, they usually give me something to think about. I knew you worked with code! I could tell by your comic! There's no way aquila could know all that if the author didn't!

To answer your question, I am mainly a web developer, HTML, PHP, CSS and a little bit of SQL. And I frequently feel like strangling people asking for things that don't understand why they won't work XD
That's interesting, what you pose about why people code, and how most people who do it actually enjoy it. And I would agree wholly. Personally, satisfaction is a big motivation in my life. It's one of the reasons I like coding. Refreshing your page, and being able to see why it's breaking, and picking up the pieces, rebuilding till it works, it's good to find someone who appreciates that!
Thanks for your comment, Jak

6th Nov 2016, 10:02 PM edit delete reply

Hardcore Arkian
Good to know another struggling coder :D
Does not matter whether it is a website or [CONFIDENTIAL]! Code is code. Glad you enjoy it!

I would need to get into web development from the basics preferably although I played with PHP before and I do work with SQL on occasion as well.
Mostly just lazy and not enough time in the world to learn web design. Started messing with C like language for single CPU systems but more as a hobby when I have the time. Who knows.

There is ALWAYS something to learn. Always. You are never truly good (although there are wizards) and I totally agree about "refreshing your page" to see your work and spot mistakes.

Sorry for OT. Keep drawing. Lots of similarities there as well. :)

7th Nov 2016, 6:47 PM edit delete reply

Owed Fanart
This is exactly why I cast-off the shackles of corporate, bullshit, working life. No one needs such mal-treatment. And those are the times where you want to teleport into space (or send those who annoy you)!

7th Nov 2016, 4:02 AM edit delete reply

You're probably all the wiser for it, Buckeye. If only we could just send them all off to be probed by the ArchDruid.

Thanks for the comment!

7th Nov 2016, 9:18 AM edit delete reply

Sexy Man
I've known that boss for one panel and I despise him SO MUCH already.

I also wanted to say I'm loving the play of Shadows and light in this page. The pock marks on the boss's nose the back lighting. ..ohhhh it's wonderful

20th Nov 2016, 5:55 AM edit delete reply

Forgot to reply to this, sorry!

I'm glad you hate the boss, and glad you love how he's drawn!I tried to put a lot of character into his face :3

21st Nov 2016, 5:27 PM edit delete reply