PLEASE READ THIS!!! ='D i know it;s a long read but it's terribly important.
----QUESTIONS AND THINGS----
first of all, i would really love to hear your thoughts on the story- if you can please feel free to wriote a comment here- if not, you can send me an e-mail via firstname.lastname@example.org If you have any questions about the comic, feel free to ask, i also have a formspring you can go to at- http://www.formspring.me/flatknight
-----more importantly- THANKS---
so i guess that's it, man, this is pretty surreal :S
i had a whole tihng planned with all these pictured that had been drawn especially, but i decided it was all bullcrap, at the end of the day i just want to show my utter appreciation.
io tought you;d like to know i stick all the fanart i receive up on my bedroom door- you can't see all of it there ='(
it seems selfish Dx but it's more like i wanted to show just how much i appreciate my readers and everything you guys have done. i CANNOT THANK YOU ENOUGH!!! I cannot thank you enough, from the bottom of my heart,
thank you so much fir all the support..i cannot tell you how shocked i am to have received so much praise and support, i dont bleive any of it, this comic doesnt deserve any of it.
i will be triyng to make this into a book, and i may need your help, i will update at a later date with this information- thank you =)
thank you so much, and, thanks for reading =)))
posted on 20 Oct 2010 03:42 pm
Congratulations! I am so amazed by your skill and determination. You're so inspiring. I've been reading this for a long time now, and I absolutely adore everything about the story - it is wonderful. Good luck with your future projects - I hope you do turn out a book. I know I would be honored to buy it.
posted on 20 Oct 2010 04:01 pm
you should be proud of yourself, you've managed to finish this thing that's been able to make hundreds of people reading it happy!
i just think you should be feeling so awesome with yourself right now.
and URGHGHGHSDJKFHDSABURBRUBRU i can't wait to see what you do next. this comic was so good i have to admit the entire thing has influenced me and been one of the reasons i want to make a comic so bad
posted on 20 Oct 2010 04:07 pm
Ah, gosh. I can't really describe how fantastic this story was in words. >>
Seriously though, reading this made me really, really happy. :) Like the gooey sort of warmth in the chest happy.
I tend to be the critical and pessimistic type of person, so the fact that you were able to pull my heartstrings like that is pretty darn amazing.
It's rare to find a webcomic that has such power! I love the art, the characters, everything.
I'm really excited to read your next one.
Anyway, thank you so, so much for creating something so beautiful. :D
posted on 20 Oct 2010 04:43 pm
I AM SO HAPPY FOR YOU, KNIGHTY. I REALLY REALLY REALLY AM. <333
You know I've been a follower since the beginning of time, and to see this end makes me overwhelmingly sad and happy at the same time. FAR OUT MANTIC MADE MY LIFE. It was the perfect mixture of cute, charming, artistic, and heart-breaking. I wish you all the best and you deserve every single wonderful thing you ever get in your life ever. And then some. All throughout twitter and tegaki and SJ, you've been nothing but sweet and amazing to me, and even though I haven't gotten your letter yet (HNNNGGGG) I cannot wait and aaahhhfjkdshfkas it's over, it's actually over, nooooooo!
I love this and I love you and congratulations. :)))))))))) x100000
PS: AAAHHHHHH LOOK LOOK IN THE MIDDLE TILTED LIKE A PRO, I SPY MY FANART! <333
posted on 20 Oct 2010 07:14 pm
I thought a super big essay at the end is better than my annoying one sentence comments everywhere!
I loved the kiss!! OH GOD I cant believe its oveeeer,everything wa sperfect
tehre was never a moment that felt awkward or unnatrual
I wish someone would make a FOM movie! ahaha like an mtv indie movie with lotsa great performances by artists haha , I wish I wouldve been there from teh beginning and found you & fom sooner >: ( ahaha I am giving you a standing ovation right now just so you know! lmao no kidding I am clapping like an idiot xD haha! I wonder what you will do next ,and I'm excited that I will be tehre from the start then >:D
I LOVE YOU AND FGHJKLJHGF
posted on 20 Oct 2010 07:28 pm
Congrats on the completion! I'm so happy to see everyone got their happy ending. I really enjoyed reading about Penelope and her friends (And also yelling at the screen about how dense she was. ;D)
Please know if you publish this, I'll definetly buy a copy and read it over and over and, well... over. Oh! Are you still taking fanart by the way? Poena and I are going to work on something for you. :>
posted on 20 Oct 2010 07:32 pm
AAHHHH IT'S OVER ;OOOOOOOO;
I LOVE YOU <33333333333
Thank you for a wonderful, wonderful comic. It was always a delight to see your updates and I'm sooooo excited for your future projects. <3 You are the absolute best!! DO GREAT THINGS MY LOVE <3 I will be awaiting your next project hahahaaha. And don't forget to keep in toucchhh pleasseee :>>>
posted on 20 Oct 2010 07:36 pm
Totally beautiful love story and really inspiring. <3 I am so going to start my comic soon because I'm so excited to make a quality romance like this!! Penelope and Cliff are just so cute and legitinate, as if they could be friends of mine. The kiss page made me GLEEEEEE. Thank you thank you thank you for this great story (and FINISHING IT), don't change a bit~!
posted on 20 Oct 2010 07:38 pm
Congratulations on finishing this wonderful comic :)
Truly one of the best comics I've ever read--I'm not just saying that lightly. It's hard to give this comic the compliments it deserves, because everything comes out sounding cliche. But I'll do my best.
This comic touched me--I cried a few times while reading it, haha. :) I was blown away by both the storytelling and the art. You are a huge huge huge inspiration to me, in a way that I don't know if I could ever convey, but you are one of the reasons why not only do I want to make comics someday, but why I believe that it is possible. FOM represents to me exactly what I want to make myself--comics that both show emotion and evoke emotion from the readers.
Thank you so very much for giving us Penelope's story. :)
posted on 20 Oct 2010 07:57 pm
i loved every single minute of it.
the story was so simple. and i don't remember where i heard it, but they say simplicity at an extreme becomes elegance. and that's how it felt. :)
that's what really drew me. the fact that it was just the story of a boy and a girl.
and your art!! I. LOVE. YOUR. ART! you have NO IDEA how much i love it!!! it's really beautiful and expressive! as a fellow cartoonist, you are a MAJOR inspiration! i really look up to you a whole lot!
and just to let you know, i will definately be buying the book. count on it. :)
posted on 20 Oct 2010 08:32 pm
Congratulations on finishing such a beautiful comic!
Gosh, where to begin! I love this comic. It's gorgeous and heartfelt in every way possible. I am really actually not one who reads romance at all, I mostly am bored by it; however, your comic is an exception. Every update was so exciting to me, haha, I would sometimes announce my joy out loud and get funny looks from my little brother. XD
Your comic truly touches me, in the way that it was presented. The story, though simplistic, felt so magical, and I loved the character of Penelope! She is so cute and innocent. Your art is also this way; very innocent, and magical. I feel sometimes like it was created from heartfelt dreams, if that makes any sense, haha. I apologize for my lack of coherence, but your comic truly inspired me. Thank you so much for sharing it with all of us, I will probably be rereading it over and over again! I cannot wait to see what you do next.
And good luck with turning this into a book! I will help you in any way I can!
posted on 20 Oct 2010 09:21 pm
Though I don't have the comments on smackjeeves to show it, I've been reading this fantastic comic since it's first chapter came out, and I could not be any more happier with how much it exceeded my already high expectations! Thank you so much for making such a great read!
posted on 20 Oct 2010 10:47 pm
I've been reading Far-Out-Mantic since the early chapters.
I really loved the story. The style was different, the transitions were lovely, and the atmosphere and color style and changes really added to the whole experience.
I am sad to see a series I followed so dearly end, but I believe you wrapped it up rather nicely. I hope to see more works from you soon, as I really enjoyed this story.
posted on 20 Oct 2010 11:39 pm
DAMN its been ages since i commented, but i gotta say i enjoyed this story very much and i would luv to own it one day :D
its simply inspired me soo much, and i'm so proud of the ending as well, i always find those a big challenge but u really came up with a good one, damn i can't say how much i luv this story the characters and how they developed, its very touching :'3
i always feel bad for not makin any fan art, u kno wat as soon as i get my tablet i want to make lots xD
i look so much forward to see wat kind of stories you will produce in the future.
forever ur fan
posted on 21 Oct 2010 05:03 am
THAT KISSSS made all the waiting worth it and MORE. ;U; SO BEAUTIFUL AND MOVING dlsfjdlskjf brings back great memories.
And my goodness! I can't believe this is over!
CONGRATS, DARLING! That is SUCH an amazing feat, to finish a comic, and one as lengthy and consistently awesome as this one.
I will miss seeing your beautiful updates, and hope that, at some point, you'll start another comic for me to smother in adoration. C:
I want to keep in touch, okay? DON'T LET ME DOWN, BABY ~
posted on 21 Oct 2010 08:26 am
i love it. just. love it. i'm so happy for you, that you finished it. the end is beautiful. it's simple yet romantic yet cute yet awesome. it's real life. it's fun and creative and beautifully drawn. you are so good at expressing emotions. dsalkjsaklasjdklsadjslkadjaskljsaklsad i will buy all of it someday. promise.
posted on 21 Oct 2010 08:32 am
Hmm..my thoughts. As I'm sure you know from all my previous comments, I am in love with this story. The drawing style is astounding, and one of the most unique styles I've seen in webcomics, which is what drew me to read the comic in the first place. I applaud you for putting yourself out there and just being different, and I think you did a wonderful job. If you publish it, I will definitely buy it!
posted on 21 Oct 2010 09:46 pm
Congratulations! You've done what so many of us have always wanted to do - complete a webcomic and build up such a loyal fanbase (as seen from your mighty fanart collection)! I'm so jealous *____*
Anyway, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR CREATING FOM! It is one of the best things I have read in my lifetime and will always hold a special place in my heart (lol, I know that sounds corny). Your artwork, characters, and storyline are beautiful! I'm going to miss checking my RSS feed for updates because every time you added a new page, I would get all excited like "Weeeeeeeee~<3" You made a timeless masterpiece, and should be darn proud of it! All of your hard work and dedication paid off!
AND CLIFF KISSED PENELOPE OMGOMGOMG AHHHHHHHHHHH <3 I'M STILL FANGIRLING FROM THE OTHER PAGE EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
It's hard for people to create a good romance+drama+comedy nowadays, but you pulled it off remarkably. I'm very proud to have finished this comic, and glad that you finished it without leaving us readers hanging! I can't wait to see what you create next.
Thank you, just thank you :D
posted on 22 Oct 2010 10:47 am
finally it's over >w<
and its soooo cuute <3
... it's sad though D:
but... congratulations, heheh :D
this story was just... soo tuching ;__;
there were all this feelings the characters (and uuus) went trough... and you were always this faaast ö_ö
and this wonderful style of yours <33 awww...
I'll cry badly if you don't draw something else ;A;
and I still want to draw a fa too ><
I hope it's not to late !!
I'll tell you on dA when I'm done xD~
posted on 23 Oct 2010 05:11 pm
O-Oh, my god
this was the best comic I've read in awhile--- I mean, WEBcomic-- If it was printed I think it would be MASSIVE. I can't even explain how wonderful the story and characters and art and EVERYTHING is gdfhs
GOOD LUCK PRINTING!! I would buy a book without hesitation, I'll do all I can to help! /SOB
posted on 28 Oct 2010 11:41 am
I actually read this quite a while ago...and just didn't know what to say! So here I am, posting a comment after re-reading it for the (probably) third time. Needless to say, I love it! I'm also following your current project, The Summer of Blake Sinclair <3
I know I'm about a year late, but if you were ever to put all of it into one big novel and sell it, I would buy it, no matter the price. (:
posted on 25 Sep 2011 01:27 am
I just read through all of it in one night.
It's almost bed time now, and I gave myself a headache reading it, but it was a beautiful story worth all the headaches I could get from staring at a screen.
Thank you, and now I will go back to enjoying your current story even more!
posted on 03 Apr 2012 09:04 pm