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How confused are you now by the story of Amber? 

1,114 deviants said :iconsnippyfanclub: OH GOD NOTHING MAKES SENSE ANYMORE
924 deviants said :iconlifealopefanclub: I AM A CAT. I JUST LOOK AT PRETTY PICTURES
334 deviants said :iconpilotfanclub: AHH THE COMIC IS SLIGHTLY MELTING MY BRAINS
322 deviants said :iconcaptainfanclub: EVERYTHING IS CLEAR. I KNOW ALL ZEE ANSWERS
130 deviants said :iconannetfanclub: I WAS CONFUSED, BUT THEN I READ RA WIKI romanticallyapocalyptic.wikia.…

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SN2 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
i enjoyed the beginning of the story where they were having fun in a way to past the time in an apocalyptic world and easy to follow story line to it then when Caner came the plot got more interesting but its just confusing me now with Amber and reading the wiki some what help but fail. there are plot holes to be filled and stuff missing/explanations to be shown and i feel the story is going off topic from apocalyptic world to scifi...i think Amber is a future decedent of Snippy centuries later but thats a huge jump...eventually the story would make scene but if nearly 2,000 people is confused with the story line then something is completely wrong...a lot. and in the books are there the journal entries/extra text in them :?
Anonymous10000 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
The writer has obviously obtained some very top-shelf weed, and hasn't been able to stop smoking it... his buddy creates the poles.

or its just so he can hang out with his Girlfriend more...
SN2 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
his gfriend became his wife a few months ago.
Dracknorin Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I read the wiki, and I still have no clue.
ValtielLux Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
It bothers me that you have to read the wiki to understand what's happening and I DON'T EVEN THINK THE PLOT IS THAT COMPLICATED, it's just that the comic itself doesn't explain much, don't know if it's meant to be like this cause the author wants to be cryptic and experimental or it's just a narrative failure.

As much as I love the comic, for me RA is losing the ability to tell a history and becoming a secuence of amazing drawings.
NightmaresInChibi Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I am kinda working it out as I go along, and am absolutely positive that by the end of zee arc all zee answers shall be revealed. Or I'll just keep guessing as to what's happening and hope I get it right. I'm pretty certain though Snippy just lost his status as a 'sane' member of the group.
TheIvoryPrincess Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
i am horrible confused and my brain is melting.....
My friend explained it to me..... I still don't get it...
arthour Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
I read the Wiki, which helped a lot, but this new story arc is still a little confusing.
AntaresCr302 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I read the RA wiki, and I'm still confused as fuck.
BUT the name "ANCESTOR" arc made me think of Homestuck.
And suddenly some things appear even clearer to me, and yet I don't realize what they actually are, but there they are.
Clownboss Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Student General Artist
Jumped the shark a loooong time ago. I prefered when it was just a bunch of sketches in a post-apocalyptic landscape.

Now I don't even know what's going on.
So-Awesome07 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm currently lost atm, though I know Amber and Snippy are one in the same, the current comic deeply confused me. I don't know, maybe I'm just being simple-minded :3
TallyMark Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
Oh. Well, how about that. I thought I was confuzeled, but after reading zee wiki turns out I wasn't after all. I guess I've managed to follow this arc rather well so far. Just need to use a bit of ~imagination~ to connect the dots...
scorpionr95 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know all zee answers. The truth to me is a delicious plate of Snippy cookies, and I can eat one whenever I so please.
Demonbane775 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
Makaylafashion Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I read the link!! Lots of things were cleared up for me!!
Rain-tear Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
ever since the cancer died and the guys came back to life i had trouble figuring out what was going on,
but now i understand it better.
luvkirby4ever Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
Seriously- I was beyond confused, but now it is so much easier to understand :)
ijustloveit619 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I just look at the pretty pictures XD
LadySeraph Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
... There's a wiki!? D:
sufferzoep Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
my brains are slightly melting :D
Kuneria Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
i understand what is going on, I just dont understand why all of it is necessary XD
the comic has forever melted my brains a little
in time it will all be clear... i will soon have all zee answers
KeennaK Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I have not read that part of the story yet. I just can say that Amber likes me and I'd like to see more pics of that character. :heart:
Kamis0ri Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
wiki doesn't really help lol but i love how things are only bearly kinda explained
Irengard Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
There is a wiki?
alexiuss Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
Irengard Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It was rethorical.
CharlieK-33 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amber is, just like the Caveman was, Snippy. Its Cancer Fu*ing with him again. I can see the Chalisite as Pilot, though just because of the devotion. As someone said before I think it is the far future after Lifealope has helped the planet heal, with some kind of eternal battle with Cancer.

Though looking at Wiki may work for some people but this is how Alexius decrees the story is progressing and being revealed. Wiki is cheating. It's far more fun this way anyway.
Sadaria Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Student General Artist
*looks far into the unknown* Someday....... just someday... I will get it... For now, its mind-fuq-a-poluza where ALL ZEE BRAINS melt.
EleosArgentum Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
there is wiki?
but wouldnt that be cheating?
Misquel Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
Nah. It only states what has occurred. And is a good reminder of things that might have been forgotten. It's helpful, but it doesn't solve any of the mysteries. You still need to come to your own conclusions.
TheGhost2 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Student General Artist
I think I'm starting to understand, but I'm not totally sure.

From what I can gather, Amber exists in the distant future of the "present" RA continuity, after the lifealope has revived the world, and is a descendant of Charles Snippy.

And apparently, everyone genetically related to Snippy sees Snippy in his wasteland get-up when looking in their reflection. Interesting.
LlikeOaVsinE Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I read the first one of Amber but havnt had the time to get to the 2nd
Karma-cruzer Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I've been confused since the first page. D:
I'm just reading it to figure out what the eff is going on.
Because I don't wanna read the wiki.
ErgotthVonHohenheim Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
Beeing something in Snippy's head, Im not looking for any sense at all. :P
Misquel Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
The show Lost was once a favourite of mine. It was so incredibly enjoyable trying to figure out all the mysteries. So I was rather devastated to discover that the creators were making it up as they went along. Still, that would have been fine if they had kept the lines of the story connected. Instead, they stopped bothering to connect the threads of the mysteries they had created early on in favour of maintaining current mystery. It was still a very good story, but it failed at being a great story.

As long as RA never goes that far, then I am happy to try and figure out the riddles, and hope for the answers to reveal themselves. If, however, we never find out why the frak the bug and the mug and the frakking STRAW started talking to Snippy, I'm going to be damned pissed off! <lol>

I'm very confused by the current story because this interlude with Amber is like stepping into another story rather than one of Snippy's ancestors' lives. There is too much that suggests it is a future moment. In the context of what we've been understanding as happening, that is, Snippy experiencing memories of his ancestors, it feels like a misstep to throw us into a future time without explanation. Granted, RA does not use comic conventions such as little balloons proclaiming: ["Sometime in the far future. . ."], but damn, maybe it could use Something as a signpost if the story is going to jump around like this!

As a final note, now I kinda want to see a story all about Amber's world. RA spin-off??? ;)
evelyn-stormcraft Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Everything since episode 91 has been a Snippy dream sequence. I don't care if that's wrong, I'm sticking by it until the comic itself states otherwise.
Zombie-Kumos Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist

Because I will make it make sense. :<
Blue44 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Student Writer
:bulletblue: nothing makes sense anymore.

im slowly trying to unravel the pieces in my head. i get some of the how's but i dont get any of the why's of anything going on. i keep reading because i know the why's will be revealed over time and the comic is always enjoyable =D
glitchedup-00 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Confusion at its finest ahhh
Nothing like a good story with its cliffhangers and puzzles all in the making
Comic + Movie + Novel = Comoviel
I have no idea what i just mashed up ._.
KojinkaLuigiGodzilla Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I still love RA, but even after re-reading various issues and text about 4 times and visiting the wiki, I'm only gradually understanding the current story arc better. I've formed some theories to try and make sense of things, but I know they're likely going to be wrong.

I won't lie; as much as I'm enjoying the depth of the Ancestor Arc, I feel like the direction the comic is going is like trying to put a 1000 piece puzzle together without having the box for visual aid. Each new piece we get for the current story arc confuses me further, but I just put it in the pile, certain that I will eventually find a place for it, and that everything will tie in eventually.

I don't mind the idea accompanying text with the comics, but I feel like it was executed better during the Cancer Arc. The comics themselves provided an adequate idea of what was going on without having to rely too heavily on the accompanying text or a trip to the Wiki. The occasional journals were like bonus material on the characters' pasts or what's going through their minds.
The-Observant-Nerd Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I picked the one with Zee Captain, but I'm kind of in the middle of that one and the one with Engie..
MegLynn92 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Student General Artist
I'm just saying, what fun would this be if everything made perfect since. Confusion lets people make their own theories and share their ideas.

having it book like lets us learn so much about each of the characters. We get to learn so much about them.

I suggest going back to the beginning and re-reading it. If you go back through, a lot of things will make sense.
WhatItMeansToBeHuman Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Eleeveen Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Student Filmographer
I think the people who are complaining about the story becoming too book-like are forgetting the limitations that are put on comics. They're just a series of pictures. You can't show extreme detail without going into extreme detail and slowing the story down horribly, which can easily lose readers. It's just not cost-effective, especially at this level.

It's the same way with animation -- you have to be able to cut the final frame count to as small a number as possible, because each extra one costs money, and every second you slow the story down you can lose the attention of the viewer. Sadly, that means you won't be able to delve into the very depths of each and every characters' past and traits as we have been in RA, but "que sera sera". Now, that's not to say things can't be slow and very much loved as well, but it's extremely rare to find gems like that.

Now, more back on topic: I'm with Engie here. I understand some things, but I also know that others will not and cannot make more sense until the arc as a whole is complete. I learned that during our time sifting through everyone's minds and memories with Cancer, and I accept it.
Actually, it makes me excited to see what will happen~
FluffySpiderz Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lol I read the wiki
roxabrick Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
It's generally a bad thing when 70+% of your audience doesn't understand the plot. Just a heads up.
alexiuss Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
Ra is an experiment in media.

I barely understand half of the plots in Paprika film yet I still enjoyed it.
Bloomins Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
Thanks for sending me the wiki.~ I understand more now. ^^
Honey-Bea Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My friend and I debate about the story line during French. We have agreed we are equally confused. TO THE WIKI!!!
HalfaceMischief Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
I don't understand why everyone is freaking out and saying it's "booklike" and that you need the text to understand. I understood everything just fine (at least until the most recent comment, that melted my brains). I think that the text is just a little more detail for it. owo
I still and always will love RA. Keep up with the epicness. <3
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