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That was a nice back story, the usual parental divorce plus the door slam effect.
Poor Claire must’ve been so sad at that point of her life, but it’s nice to see her father/Gordon literally being the most legit nominee for the “Best Awesome Scientist Dad” Award.

Alright, as for the last two panels, I feel like Mason is gonna use his nice-guy ability, plus his kindness +5 attack on Claire.

Anyone guessing that there’s gonna be advice involved in the next page?
Can’t wait for it ;3

considering theres another woman i dont think he gets that award.

it’s not ALL his fault. There was another man as well.

Fidelity seems to NOT be a factor in that family. Infidelity does.

still two wrongs don’t make a right.

Helen and Gordon’s relationship wasn’t always bad. Granted they got hot/heavy too quickly and rushed into marriage/having a child. They really did care for each other at one point but things dissolved as time passed and this was the result

May we have a backstory on helen and gorden?

Possibly, they are an interesting duo. Would readers still like to see how their relationship started even if they know it ended badly? We would like to do more elaborate tales of secondary characters, but time is restricted with UQ having biweekly updates. Perhaps a bonus comic will be in the works, but it just depends — we don’t want to slack off UQ updates to just do bonus-comic pages.

sad. look like Claire try fix the family back together again. How?? she build the time machine, like back to future.

Of course! Maybe that was the real reason. Except….What happened to her father/Gordon?

Glad she’s coming back to the rest of the group. I’m hoping that everything will be alright between her and Sesame. Well, at least Mason will be there to comfort her.

A thought crossed my mind a while ago. There’s only one way to explain it- DOCTOR WHO MODE ACTIVATE (puts on an angry face and starts talking in a Scottish accent):

Question: Well, the questions are simple: who, why, where and when? We know who: A young genius with a fantastic body (seriously, why can’t my companions be like her). Where and when are easy too: 743 AE, the kingdom of Alder. But the big question is- why. Why there and then of all places in all of time and space. The capsule she accidentally fell in had no coordinates programmed into it.

Answer: Imagine for a moment that time is like a highway. Well, it’s not. In fact it’s totally different the a highway. But because you wouldn’t understand and I just don’t care, let’s say it is like a highway. There are many ways you can get on it. A lot of roads are connected to it. When you get on, you know where you will exit. That’s time-travel. But what if you were travelling blind. Well, besides cause all sorts of problems it traffic, you will eventually need to exit. And the bigger the exit, the more likely you will drive trough it. That big exit would be an event in time. A big, huge temporal tipping point where anything could happen. And that’s how Claire ended up there and then. Something big is about to happen. Now the real question is-What?

I’m wondering if maybe Claire didn’t travel through time, but simply transported herself into a new undiscovered area of space (maybe she got caught in a worm hole?) I feel this is better to explain why the map and people were unknown to her, and this could explain why things are not advanced as her world, their technology is simply not as advanced as her home as the presence of magic would mean tools and technology is somewhat second best in comparison (nothing is really as good a magic, or the force, nothing beats the force)

I thought about that too. Basically it’s kind of like in Stargate (the movies and series). Some alien race brought the Fera (along with the others) there for research or as a source of cheep labor. And that’s is also a good point. A world where magic exists has little need for technology and even less need for science. So how could the Fera Claire knows come from such a world? It could means one of 3 things:
a) There was an event in the past that dispelled all magic from that world. The details were lost to history.
2) It’s actually a post apocalyptic future and magic is a result of some dimension-ripping weapons.
III) As you stated, she moved to a previously undiscovered planet that has some unique dimensional properties that some of it’s inhabitants are attuned to, hence magic.
The III scenario seems likely. You’d expect a genius would know how the homworld of her people was called. But that name may have been changed throughout history…
And yes. NOTHING beats the Force.

damn, this chapter is about the crew’s painful past. now all we need is mason’s.

Actually Claire’s is the one that has been the most elaborate. The rest of the main characters will have their own flashbacks to their pasts and such — just trying to space them apart so it isn’t flashback city!

yeah. Man of Steel tried that….but look how that turned out…….though it worked with Batman Begins.

problem is… DC was trying to remake/modify background stories which had been established decades ago.

The uberquest background have yet to be established in full. Teh is introducing the background very well. I’m sure we will eventually learn more of our sweet Mason and the girls, but we only need just the bare essentials right now.

actually, I’ve heard that a lot of writers in the beginning are rather inexperienced in making stories. That being said, the key to becoming a great writer, artist, or both is to be the eternal student……………..actually that principle can apply to anyone who engages in critical, cognitive thought/inquiry, no matter what profession they choose to follow in life, what ideas they wish to share with others, etc.

Damn it Skidd, you really know how to write a really touching story, I felt so sad for Claire I wanted to jump in and hug her too. It’s really sad when adults go through this, especially for the kids. Just absolutely love Uberquest. It’s one of the most best stories I read.

I think this just solidifies why Claire is my least favorite in the comic. Because I’ve dealt with what she has, I hate arguing and shouting and I tend to hear it a lot. And I too have become awkward because of it. However she still blames Sesame for her situation when it was her blatant rudeness that caused her to react that way, and she thinks just causing trouble and manipulating people (a la Mason) is an okay thing to do? I suck with people too but being annoying and self centered is a lb awful stereotype that I’m just tired of seeing. I really hope she improves as it goes (I’d be genuinely shocked if she didn’t improve) because her attitude at times has almost been a deal breaker for this comic, thankfully it’s been spread out enough that I’m still here.

We always appreciate reader insight. I should point out we have received similar complaints on our other characters, such as Farron and Sesame. While none of the characters will be perfect, they will evolve as the story goes.This is only an insight to show why Claire is a painfully awkward as she is, the same will be shown for the other protagonists. While we know not every character will resonate with every reader, we tried to supply a variety of personalities and back-stories that we hope can reach a broad audience.

and you’re doing so very well.

I’m writing a series of books right now (book #1 is over 1000 pages) and I’m having trouble trying to provide background without slowing the overall story. I will figure it out… eventually.

I find that creating a character sheet helps, with each character I have (main and some sub’s) I write out their bio and identifying features (age height etc)
and then I design their motivations (revenge, love etc) and from that I write out a small backstory (just short and not very detailed)
as the book goes along, I add to the backstory, (without major changes) as the book evolves so does the character
at the end the book is still bad, but then you rewrite it with the plot in mind, and your character now flows from your mind like a second personality (with a neat sheet to reference when your stuck or forget something minor)

Teh Phuufs,
I for one think that Uberquest is one of the best written stories, with the characters backgrounds occasionally exposed it makes Uberquest an excellent read and story, along with the really terrific artwork, this is definitely one of my favs. Don’t let others that complain about the sad or bad parts that happen to the characters deter you from keeping a great story going, heck, that’s life. And Uberquest really it tells you like it is.

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