“Good boy”? “Good boy”?! What, does Kyle get a milk bone or something if he “does it right”?!
(And I mean this kind of milk bone! Get your mind out of the gutter! Jeez…)
Also, is it just me or does The Annihilator have a certain, Captain Kirk vibe in Panel 2? Probably just me…
We have new Fan Art—”Yaoi 911 Family” by geekypnai! And it not only has characters from both The Young Protectors and Artifice, but also stars a tremendously good likeness of yours truly! You definitely need to check it out!
And… we hit the donation target on Thursday, so that means that thanks to your generous donations there will be a BONUS PAGE on Wednesday, June 6th (page 17!) in addition to next Saturday’s regular update (page 18)! That’ll make two updates for next week! WOOT! Par-TAY!
Special thanks and a warm welcome go out to new supporters Mara C. christopher s., William D., Alicia H. & Susan D. for their generous donations over the last few days!
And big hugs go out to new friend of The Young Protectors James A. for their super-generous $28 donation that put us over the top for the bonus page!
Gosh, it’s just been four pages and already we’re hitting another bonus page! That’s a lot faster than I expected this early in the comic. Thank you all so, so much!
And boy oh boy was there a lot of discussion about Kyle’s age in the comments last time. For some, Kyle’s reveal that he is 17 years old made him too “creepy” to be a romantic interest and made The Annihilator a “pedo” for expressing such interest in him, with one reader commenting that a boy his age “should be playing kiss chase in the school yard” (which made me wish that my high school had school yard games like that!) Others felt a 17-year-old could be mature enough to make their own decisions involving sex, that there was a big difference between being attracted to a 17-year-old vs. 12-year-old and that “his 18th birthday” could well be “tomorrow” which might make this debate a non-issue, with one reader noting that Kyle was clearly “grown up enough to want to go to a bar and meet people”. These comments lead to a wider ranging discussion about how variable the age of consent is around the world (with only a handful of U.S. states raising it as high as 18 years old) as well as the legitimacy and necessity of increasingly restrictive obscenity and other laws such as those in Canada (a topic I find totally fascinating).
Again, all of this discussion was done in a thoughtful and respectful manner which I very much appreciate and I found I learned more than a few things myself from y’all. I really do love the community we’ve created here. You all are totally awesome.
So! Bonus page this Wednesday! And one I believe that some of you are going to find quite… appealing. Hope to see you there!
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