#648 - Older Women

#648 - Older Women

This page makes me laugh.

But then again, they all do. So.

I imagine their speed of aging is about 1:2, so 112 would be equivalent to 56 and so on. Average lifespan of 180 - 200.

Anyway! That’s all I got for this page. Hope you guys are enjoying! I have a lot of fun writing these and seeing them come to fruition. I remember talking about my ideas for the Revival to a fellow fan and mentioning the Skuuba as far back as like 8 years ago. And now we’re there! It’s happening!

I’m not even kidding my earliest notes are from 2012. Man. That’s insane. I sure hope we get to finish this thing. *looks at watch* In 10 years.

*Fun Note! Reka's father's name is Thad and was first seen in this page: http://rpgworld.keenspot.com/d/20020802.html

EDIT: I've had several people think this already, so I guess I need to post a clarification. 😆 I take full responsibility for not conveying it well, but Tuna is NOT Reka's mother! This is just an old photo of Reka's dad being in the city and Tuna being his assistant. 😛

Also for those of you not in the Discord, this has been my most controversial page BY FAR
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8.19.2020, 1:53 PM
Ian the Great
It would ruin me if Tuna was Reka's mother, not because Fish/human sex is nasty, but because I don't want the fish/human sex to be tainted with banging your dad's ex girlfriend. That's where I draw the line, personally.
8.19.2020, 1:58 PM
8.19.2020, 2:08 PM
Random Background NPC
Random Background NPC (Guest)
1) There's no way that Tuna is Reka's mother. RPG-logic holds that there's no similarity in hairstyles or coloration let alone their outfits.
2) Tuna's eyes are still low key freaking me out. I blame NotMako for this.
3) Fish-Monster race having longer lifespans or aging slowly... yeah that makes sense for a hidden enclave of a highly advanced civilization.
4) Tuna broke Reka's mind. Poor Reka.
5) So that "choker" is actually just a weird pattern? But her eyes are still freaky... Are these both marks of the Summoner NotMako Merging or just something native to her?
8.19.2020, 3:17 PM
Ian the Great
The choker thing gets me, just because I have no idea what parts of Tuna are parts of her body, and what parts are clothes. I think the spiky shoulder bits are part of her dress, but I'm not certain that's true. The pic of her from the past helps, but maybe they grew later.
8.19.2020, 3:29 PM
So... since I never even thought this was hinting at Tuna being Reka's mother, how about we discuss lifespans with even remotely human-like beings?

Maturation and... uh... decline time(?) matter as well. You might have a fantasy race with the same overall lifespan as humans, but they mature more quickly and/or are slow to decline (until a certain point, where they "catch-up" to humans). This can make them seem to live longer, especially if it is one of the few major distinctions between the races.

Imagine meeting someone you thought was a human in his late 20s or early 30s, and not only did it turn out they were only in their teens, but they'll stay "frozen" at that age for several decades, before rapidly aging to keep pace with a normal human in the race to the grave. XP It can also play tricks on the non-human race dealing with humans; we'd appear to remain "young" longer, then we'd age faster, but near the end age slower (relative to them). If they met a person at the right time, they might wonder why we didn't seem to age!

Anyway, the other tangential topic is how altered lifespans would affect a being's mental development. Keeping things simple, imagine two human subspecies. Normal humans, for the sake of discussion, become "adults" at age 18. Subspecies A reaches adulthood at Age 9, Subspecies B at Age 36... but that's just the physical and maybe the social (with respect to laws) kind of thing. Subspecies A might have the thinking power of an adult... but will have less life experience, relative to the equivalent baseline human. Subspecies B would have more life experience relative to a baseline human. This could lead subspecies A to seem more foolish and subspecies B to be seen as wiser. Though it doesn't automatically have to pan out that way.

Okay, last one, but I like this topic: how does lifespan affect the minds... stability? Shorter lifespans means less time for accomplishing... well... anything. If you had a species that aged 10 times as fast as humans, but are otherwise human, they'll have barely two years to become an adult, another two years to find a mate and reproduce. That kind of thing.

Long lived races have the question of "How many memories can their brains really hold?" "How fast will they actually be able to remember things?" "How does this affect their outlook on life, and even of themselves?" Take a concept like marriage... what happens if "spending your life together" is discussing centuries, not decades? Or maybe that isn't a problem because beings with long enough lifespans might regard weeks the way we regard days, years more like months, and decades more like years? What does it do to a species when death by old age is so-far removed?
8.19.2020, 3:34 PM
I've thought about this sort of thing with 200 year old Tolkien elves and things. For an elf they're still young, but they'd still presumably have the wisdom of someone twice the potential age of our lifespan.

Hard to say. I certainly won't be addressing it in this comic! Haha.
8.20.2020, 2:09 AM

Is it more or less nerdy that what usually gets me with this question are... Transformers. Most series sets up the Transformers as a race to be ancient, but even individuals with which we're interacting on a regular basis can vary from millions of years old to having been built and activated for the first time in the previous episode. O_O

Honestly, I don't know if the more "serious" treatments do it any better than the kid-targeted animation. Especially as it isn't even just a long lifespan, but often (with proper maintenance) "eternal youth" style pseudo-immortality. "Pseudo" because sooner or later, you live long enough to find yourself in one of the situations where even a Transformer is going to die.
8.19.2020, 8:08 PM
Wakeangel2001 (Guest)
Ha, so they also age like Zoras, I just keep liking these fish people more and more...
8.20.2020, 12:47 AM
Bin (Guest)
Daaaaw, look at that big dorky smile.

It seems like is the same clothing but just re-arranged. Shoulder frills, pop-able collar, cut out the mid-arm bit, and shift a bunch to the knee-high boots.
8.20.2020, 8:53 PM
Chupa (Guest)
ou and your team are hard workers for pumping things out every wenesday, it really us amazing, I definitely couldnt do it but, you can, and i respect that, also no. shut, shut, shut it, no shipping different races, dont you dare!
8.20.2020, 11:58 PM
Ham (Guest)
what about Hero and Cherry?
And Diane and Eikre?
And Diane's mom and dad (OK bad example)?
And Galgarion (?) and Detestai?
And Syd and Plum?
And Howard and Dragobo?
And Bert and Ernie?
8.21.2020, 2:35 AM
Bert and Ernie are both Muppets you silly goose
8.23.2020, 3:24 AM
Ham (Guest)
Didn't hear a no on the Howard and Dragobo bit.

I was thinking about Popsicle but she has tipped ears so I just assume she is a monster (I don't remember her that well.

In terms of same-species we got Viking Dude and his girlfriend. Diane's mom and dad. Her non-biological mom that is. Eikre's old not-team-rocket buddies (wait, are they dating?). Syd's dead wife (I think, they did have a kid but that doesn't mean anything as Diane has shown).
8.21.2020, 11:29 AM
Ian the Great
With that list it makes me wonder if there are any same-species couples in this whole comic. Rabble Rouser and Popsicle?
8.21.2020, 3:16 PM
Excuse you they are not a couple and he is a child 😤
8.24.2020, 10:23 AM
Mackle (Guest)
If you're here for 10 more years, then I'm here for 10 more years :)
8.24.2020, 4:04 PM
Blue_Elite (Guest)
Tuna: "I'm amazed this is surprising you. The elf is probably even older than me."
Hero: "Oh ya, how old are you Cher-?"
Cherry: "Old enough to answer that question without giving a number!"
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