January 17, 2011 - Snow Job Ch 04 Pg 23
Snow Job Ch 04 Pg 23

Snow Job Ch 04 Pg 23

I tried to set this up as the scene where you think Roka will make the right decision and join the fight. Nope. Or at least not the “right” decision that everyone else seems to be in agreement on. I’m sure in his mind, he’s made the right decision for what’s best and most prudent for them. I do like the fact that Ril feels the need to heap insult onto injury with his comment.

Behind them, you can see the bed loft that I mentioned in a previous post. Who knows, maybe Roka and Ril will take a little timeout for a nap. That hay does look awfully comfortable.

Discussion (18)¬

  1. Exxos says:

    In the second panel, I picture, from his expression, a kind of tortured thought process, [This isn’t our fight… We’re already way in over our heads and if we get caught up in this, we’ll have a lot more to worry about than finding work…]

    Bennesaud and Cember are, from what I can see, the hired help in Roka’s mentality still. Sky is still just a useful addition. So I get the feeling that Roka does not have the full emotional investment in them that he does in Ril and Bocce. And quite possibly that he fears attachment because of his past. Though those same feelings might make him come back to their aid because he can’t leave someone behind again.

    • Sean Wang says:

      Odd. In the second panel, I was imagining Roka’s thought process as, “I love bacon. Hmm. I could really go for a BLT right about now. What are these other guys yammering about? Who cares? I think I want a BLT. Yeah, that’s it. I’m taking off to go find myself a nice BLT.”

  2. The MacNut says:

    Yeah, yeah we know he’s gonna come back for Bennes and company at the most critical moment. 😉

  3. Feroz Nazir says:

    It would be quite a twist if he didn’t!

    This scene reminds me of the Magnificent Seven (I still have to see Seven Samurai).

    I’m not surprised by Ril’s reaction. I saw Roka going either way.

    Anxious to see how this unfolds and the long term impact on the group.

  4. Sean K. says:

    I expect that Roka will find Bocce a force to be reckoned with, once Bocce knows there are Kaagen-Vas involved.

  5. Also that his friends are in trouble and Roka and Ril just left them.

  6. Torbjörn Larsson, OM says:

    I’m considering giving Rat … um, Roka, a chance, considering he has quite the neck to stick out!

  7. ArtieTech says:

    i am guessing will come save the day in the ship, rescuing the others!

  8. Exxos says:

    And then Sean slips and breaks with the original plot for a fan service of awesomeness +5! Grissom shows up in a yak fur bikini to rescue them all. Dual-wielding repeating blasters as she does so.

    Roka: “What? Grissom? Why? How?”
    Grissom: “I was in the area.”
    Ril: “In the area?!”
    Grissom: “I’ll have you know that Ciceron has the best climate for furkini snowboarding. Can’t a girl have her hobbies?”
    Roka: “And you snowboard with Class-VI repeating weaponry?”
    Grissom: “I also like to hunt while snowboarding in my furkini, it is efficient.”
    Ril: “Marry me!”
    Grissom: “No… God no… Just no.”
    Roka: “Well I guess the day is saved… You know what that means?”
    Bocce: “BLT time?”
    Roka nods affirmatively.