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The Young Protectors: Engaging The Enemy Chapter 5—Page 11

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I don’t care what you think you’re the King of. No one messes with Flyboy’s friends!

So! It looks like absorbing Laampros’ fire could actually kill Kyle. And we already know that blasting at Laampros with fire does nothing. If our firebending hero can’t absorb his father’s power, what’s left?

Tune in this Saturday to find out! Hope to see you there! 😀

 

  • Go Mitch!! KYLE!! Nooo!!

  • syllibub

    Ah, poor guy.

  • Do you suppose a uh Water Demon King might help??

    • camelotcrusade

      That escalated quickly, Jane. Whatever happened to Stop, Drop, n’ Roll?

      • Ha! I’m not sure that will work, cause Laampy does not look like he wants to put any fire out and so in this instance I think we need to fight fire with water. 🙂

  • davefragments

    Mitch is very faster.
    Faster than we imagined…

    • I think being able to make mach 2 is pretty damn fast.

  • Okay that actually looked Laampy felt that boulder

    • davefragments

      He really didn’t like that … and the proper name is sucker punch

    • Pietro7

      Flyboy needs to find an unattached mountain that he can throw. carefully, as he doesn’t want to damage his friends too.

      • That would be good!

      • Sanbai

        Oh gosh, I totally read that as “Mountain that does not have a significant other”! I mean, you wouldn’t want to hurt other mountains’ feelings!

        • Squishy

          It’s ok, their relationship was already a bit rocky.

          • Hey! There’s no reason to be so hard on them. It could break them up.

  • Look at my Mitch being all precious and precious…

  • syllibub

    Mitch is tearing it up! What a badass. Kyle though…Laampros seems diverted by his pain, and is willing enough to feed him power — if Kyle talks to Laampros as if he wants to learn and absorb more power from him, would that keep Laampros occupied long enough for Amanda to bring Spooky around?

  • I have faith in you Kyle, you can do it!

    Laampros – Look, I don’t really want to kill you before I get to know you, I would prefer if you lived long enough so we could do some father son bonding. There is soo much I need to teach you!

  • Adam Black

    They Hug it out

  • Fabulous Alien

    Go, Mitch, go!!!

  • Sunseahl Silverfall

    Meanwhile… Spooky is about to turn into one of them, there Overwatch Dragons Hanzo likes to shoot out his arrows… and just absorb the people, using them to fuel his demon rage after LampPost cuts down half the team….

  • Squishy

    You tell him Mitch!

  • Karol Chmielewski

    I know his an evil demon bent on world domination but he seems so cute and loving the last few pages 😀 he seems to really care for Kyle in his twisted way and I can’t help but feel sympathy for the rad red D-man:*

    Ps. hello everybody this is my first time commenting on the site .

    • Welcome to the TYP comments!

    • Chris Dangerfield

      Yes indeed welcome new commenter! This is a great site. I hope you enjoy it!

    • Klaus

      Laampros may end up feeling every bit as betrayed as does Kyle.

    • Welcome to commenting. 🙂

    • Juliette Leroux

      Welcome!

    • Welcome to the comments 🙂

    • bronakopdin

      welcome 😀 and I loved the D-man xD

  • Ethan

    At least he cares about his son… Or at least seems to. He’s just been so… caring? Toward his son, these past few pages, and that’s nice.
    At least he’s not an Entire™ ass.

  • Happy Birthday to You!
    Happy Birthday to You!
    Happy Birthday dear sapfo!
    Happy Birthday to You!

    • Sapfo

      Oh thank you Doki!
      Do I get to blow out Kyle now? Or is it Laampros I have to blow out to make a wish? ^^

      • davefragments

        oh, happy birthday

        • Sapfo

          Thank you Dave ^^

      • I think Kyle would be most receptive to being blown out. Laampros would probably be mad if you blew out his hair.

        • Squishy

          “What? Is my hair out?”

        • Klaus

          Mad as in tearing out his hair?

      • Happy birthday, Sapfo! (And you have my permission to blow out any character you’d like. 🙂 )

        • Sapfo

          Thank you Alex!
          I think Kyle will grant the best wish 😉

      • bronakopdin

        Happy Happy Birthday x3

      • Klaus

        Happy birthday. And be real careful if you play with fire.

      • Happy Happy Ms. Berry!!

      • purplefoxglove

        Happy birthday, dearest Sapfo!

      • Juliette Leroux

        Hey, happy birthday! Remember to blow all the candles at once if you want your wish to be granted!

      • SofiaT

        Happy Birthday! 😀

      • Sapfo

        Thank you to all the brithday wishes. You are all so very sweet, and makes this into a wonderful place to be ^^ ❤❤❤

  • Squishy

    Ok, I got it! Earth fire is like water and hell-fire is like hard liquor. It can make you tougher in a fight (though you will probably regret fighting the next morning) but drink too much and it can kill you. Kyle even looks a little hungover in the last panel.

  • EMR has updated with 2 pages. http://elanmeetsrafa.com/the-comic/ch30pg18/

    Two absolutely lovely sweet pages. ^_^

  • timemonkey

    Mitch and Kyle make a great team here. Wondering what the twist is going to be here though. I doubt Spooky alone entering the fight will be enough to turn the tide, unless he knows a safe way for Kyle to feed off his dad.

  • Jeldenil

    Keep on flying, Mitch!

  • bronakopdin

    IN YOUR FACE!!!!!

    xDD

    Gosh, I like Mitch’s courage and all, but if Kyle is the one needing to save him instead and suffering from it then it might not be the right way of doing things ;____;
    Kyle dying is simply not an option D:
    also the fact that he says Kyle is still “mortal”… as we still don’t know anything about his mother, it at least MIGHT be a hint, that even Laampros is “mortal” right… might… hopefully IS x’D

    • Klaus

      Is Laampros immortal? I would expect him to be unaging, which is not the same thing. But we don’t really know even that.

      • He’s supposed to be able to give that unageing property to others, so I’d think it’s safe to assume he has it for himself – a selfless power is something for faeries, not for demons. As far as the immortal goes: Usually, demons can only be killed in their own domain, if at all. So banishing is the way to go.

      • Squishy

        You’re thinking of immutable. Immortal doesn’t always mean immutable. Often immortal is used to describe characters that would normally live indefinitely but can still be killed. Un-aging often goes hand in hand with that but not always.

        • Klaus

          An immutable character would never change. He would be unable to learn, e.g. An immortal character does not die. Immortal, deathless, undying, call it what you will.

      • bronakopdin

        Well who knows? But being unaging is already pretty close… while being kinda immune to pain (as it seems until now) adding up to it kind of gives the idea but ofc it’s true we don’t know anything about it yet…

  • camelotcrusade

    Somewhere, fire-extinguisher-boy (codename: FlameOut) is having the last laugh, thinking bitterly about how they wouldn’t let him on the team because he had a stupid power.

  • So what happens to Laampros if we close the gate between the worlds, so he doesn’t have access to his fuel source? If he’s elemental flame, he may have trouble in a universe that isn’t based on a four elements structure.

    • Saxon_Brenton

      Well, I’m only guessing at this, but I suspect he’ll start eating human souls as a substitute fuel source.

      • Pietro7

        I can hear Lampy singing now.
        “Throw another soul on the fire,
        Cook me up some bacon and some beans,
        Then go on outside and change my tire,
        Ain’t no way you’re ever leaving me!”

  • Rapiret

    Made a Disqus just for this, mainly because I plan on joining your Patreon when I’m not so poor and I want that badge lol. I binge read this in like 3 days (I’m easily distracted or I could have easily done this in a single night) and it’s so refreshing to see a kickass superhero comic with a gay MC and have he fact that he’s gay not be his defining characteristic.

    • purplefoxglove

      Welcome to the Woolfpack! 😀

      Alex’ comics sure are gems, aren’t they?

    • Klaus

      Welcome! And now you have to get used to waiting three or four days for each page.

    • Welcome to the Woolfpack, comments and comic 🙂

      • Rapiret

        I had started to, but massive amounts of pages overwhelm me so I probably need a break after catching up to this lol

    • Welcome Rapiret!

    • That’s awesome, Rapiret! Glad to have you as part of our community, and very glad you’re liking what we’re trying to do here. I hope you’ll continue to enjoy what we’re putting out there. 🙂

      And I’m curious, how did you find us?

      • Rapiret

        It was an ad on Questionable Content’s site. I had seen it for a couple months but I passed on it, thinking it to just be poorly done erotica as I’ve seen too much of. Eventually, I just decided to check it out, after seeing it for about the 20th time, and I just became enthralled

        • LOL. Yeah, the sexy ads don’t necessarily do the best job advertising the quality of our work, but they get a ton more clicks (like 5x as many), so that’s why I use them. 🙂

          Glad you decided to give us a try and liked what you found here! Please tell your friends!

  • Shiny Gwilly

    oh man oh geez oh man
    Mitch you’re being a good distraction and all, but take it easy! Kyle can only help out in return so much here
    SPOOKY
    ANYTIME NOW, OK
    A LITTLE SOMETHING SOMETHING

  • purplefoxglove

    Right. This has long been overdue:

    Doki, I want to join The Official Flyboy Fanclub! Would you please hand me a membership form to fill out?

    • *Doki hands purplefox a three page form* You know, you are the first person to ask me for one of these. ^_^

      • purplefoxglove

        Really!? Yay, I am your first minion! ^_^

      • purplefoxglove

        Oh, and here’s the completed and signed form back 😉

        • *puts it in the filing cabinet in her office on the airship*

  • John

    Wait a minute, if there’s no seperation between Lampy and Flame, does that mean Kyle could absorb HIM?

    I mean, obviously not right now; that probably WOULD kill Kyle, but in the future perhaps…

    • Squishy

      Oh no, if that is the case he might do it, even if it would probably kill him. I think Kyle probably still feels responsible for what is going on right now.

    • Squishy

      Although this raises an interesting question. Laampros said earth fire is a shadow of the true fire he wields. Is that meant literally? If you destroy Laampros does earth’s fire disappear as well? Would it disappear if Kyle absorbed Laampros or would all fire then be a shadow of Kyle? What about when Kyle dies (a natural death as a very old and happy man)? Would fire then cease to exist or would Laampros re-materialize? And would it be on our plane or the demonic plane?

  • Juliette Leroux

    Ok, I am NOT enjoying seing Kyle burning from the inside. Let’s make that stop, right? Pretty please? Spooky? Anyone?

    • Klaus

      Kyle needs to control that fire himself.

  • SofiaT

    Kyle is still horny (heh).

    I wonder if it’s a permanent change in appearance.

    • Madock345

      I hope so

    • It would be cool if he could eventually bring them out at will or at least when he uses his powers.

      • SofiaT

        I want them to stay -might help him come in terms with his nature. He has demon blood in him, nothing to be ashamed of.

        • This is true and he’s rather cute with them. Though having control of the nature might be a good thing too. Of course he might develop an obsession with kitten and baby ruth candy bars.

        • If he keeps the red we are seeing slowly changing his skin, it would put a whole different spin on his “Red Hot” name…

  • Samurai Jack

    What’s left? Has anyone thought about just asking him to leave? If Kyle did it nicely, asking to rule the world himself, maybe Laampros would just agree.

    Nah…

    • Klaus

      I wouldn’t count on it.

      • Jonni

        But I want a pet planet!

    • Juliette Leroux

      Hmmm, I don’t think so, but that would be fun; “Dad, can I keep it? It followed me home. Pretty please?”

  • /facepalm.. I forgot the camp (or rather what day it is). Taking a night-train, all night, two days ago apparently managed to mess up my timeline enough for me to forget camp last night xD

    I woke up earlier, feeling something was off, but couldn’t come up with what. So just kept going with chores, food and such. Knowing something was off, but still not setting my finger on what.
    Not until I thought I’d check out the comments did it hit me, and out loud I said ‘Shit! The page!’

    • davefragments

      I keep thinking today is the weekend and doing the wrong things. Feels like the weekend.

  • Uhm, Mitch has the right idea, stopping Laampros from hurting Kyle, but doing something that leaves Kyle to absorb more fire miiight not be the best.

    Anyone else got a better idea?

  • I wonder if Laampy works outside of earth gravity, or if Mitch could swoosh in, grab *him* by the horn, and fling him towards the gateway… or a big puddle of water (or river).

    Can it actually hurt/hinder Laampros to be covered in water? One thing is stop being sprayed, but actually dipped?

    • purplefoxglove

      Hm, he seems to be standing on the ground instead of floating, and the rock *did* hit Laamy with enough force to whip his head around. At least he doesn’t seem to negate gravity.

      I don’t think it would be a good idea to tough Laampros, though – the guy is on (hell)fire! Even if he isn’t hot all over (no pun intended) – Kyle’s body temperature is, if I recall correctly, somewhat higher than an ordinary person’s, so his daddy might be even hotter to the touch (trying and failing not to make this sound dirty) – Laampros might just go all “flame on” as soon as Mitch gets a good grip on him. Okay. I’m going to stop this comment now. I kind of sound like I’m trying to write cheap porn >.<

      • Haha. Good points about the touching.

        It was more a ‘can Laampros decide that if he doesn’t want to be moved, can he male it impossible?’ wondering. He can obviously feel pain, and be impacted, but can he defy some earthly physics (besides being on fire, and not feeling that).
        But you’re right, it might not be that smart to try.

  • Nate

    “Rock to the head”

    (With apologies to The Frantics, but I prefer Tae Kwon Mitch to Tae Kwon Leap. 😉 )

  • fujoshifanatic

    Boom! And Lampy gets a rock to the head. While that was totally badass, I think all that did was make Mitch feel better, because Lampy barely registered it and it did nothing to help Kyle. Since we haven’t seen Fluke in a minute, I’m hoping he can provide the catalyst for the turnaround TYP desperately needs at this point.

  • Laampros is a surprisingly doting father. I know good will ultimately prevail, but I’m having fun imagining Kyle saying “ah to hell with it” and deciding to join his father.

    Pun intended.

    • Shadizar Silvermask

      Well as the trope goes ‘Even Evil Has Loved Ones’, just because he’s a lord of Hell doesn’t mean he can’t have a measure of concern and decency for family. There’s also a measure of Blue And Orange Morality since the very nature of the worlds involved are quite different.

    • Klaus
  • endymion

    So if firebending doesn’t do it, I’d recommend going badass avatar mode and using all four elements at once (TEAMWORK, GUYS!)

    Or seeking assistance from the spirit world *looks at the Spookster* >.>

  • Shadizar Silvermask

    So his son has the potential to be like him going by the dialogue, also hinting at a possible heroic sacrifice as he puts himself on the line to drain enough power from his father to save everyone.

  • Jason Moon

    What, is the demonic equivalent of Kyle drinking his first beer? Is Kyle going to borrow a page from Super Troopers and chug dat bitch, following it with the declaration “I am the essence of all that is man!” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPHXfJZpSms

    • Klaus

      The demonic equivalent would be “I am the essence of all that is mean!”

  • Could it actually be disinformation from Daddy Dearest? Like Laampy wouldn’t want Kyle to meddle too much with his fire…

    • Ember

      I don’t know if he would mislead Kyle about that; he doesn’t to see to want his son dead. Plus, he wants Kyle to access more of his true power and be like him…

  • davefragments

    I wonder if all the fire is removed or extricated or drained from Laampros, does he turn into Arnold Stang or Steve Urkel? Philosophical question.
    Or perhaps, he turns into just another demon with an extra, extra, extra nasty personality and grand ambitions?
    And what if Laampros is pulling a “Dread Pirate Roberts” and sired Kyle as his replacement before going to the retirement home for bad-ass demons? That would be the worlds biggest case of “Executive burn out” in management history.

  • Jonni

    …Maybe they could try to summon Poseidon? Alternatively, what will Kyle being forcibly transformed into a demon do for Fluke’s luck?

  • So when is Spooky letting his inner Anaado out? (Just to throw a theory out there)

  • Madock345

    “I am flame, there is no separation”

    Is Kyle gonna eat his dad?

    • Madock345

      Because that would be kinda hot.

      • Squishy

        Would actually be hot as hell.

  • Kate G

    Don’t you remember your elementary school days, Kyle? Remember when Smokie the Bear came to your school? STOP, DROP AND ROLL! STOP, DROP, AND ROLL! You’ve got the stop and the drop; now ROOOOOOOOOOLL! Roll, Kyle, ROLL! You’ve got to rooooolll with it to put it out! Roll! *making rolling movements with hands*

  • Crispy Druid

    If Laampros /is/ flame… then can’t Kyle just bend him back through the portal? >.>

    • Rapiret

      We haven’t really confirmed Kyle can control preexisting fire like that. We’ve only seen him absorb it into himself and since Laambros warned that too much of his power would mean bad times for Kyle, I don’t think that’s a smart idea.

  • Galopa WXY

    “you are STILL a weak little thing”
    Means that can change, dad.

  • TwilightDreamer

    OH! That looked like it hurt! XD…..not exactly enough to do very much…but non the less 😛
    Kyle!! D:

  • Pikinanou

    When all fails against your enemy, throw rocks! For best result, throw them at Mach 2 XD

  • Mm

    Anyone else have difficult seeing the comic? I’ve tried reloading multiple times and I have this site white listed on my adblocker.

    • davefragments

      I don’t have trouble seeing it.
      I have adblocker but I turned it off for TYP website.
      Today I loaded Ghostie and whitelisted this site.
      Still no trouble.

      • Mm

        It’s probably my internet connection since I’m just getting all these fail to load errors on the Chrome console and it’s loading incorrectly/really badly on Firefox and when I go incognito. Just odd since I didn’t get this issue on other webcomic sites I read.

        • davefragments

          I don’t use Chrome or Firefox. I can’t help.

        • Kate G

          I use Firefox and it’s loading properly here; but then, I don’t have an ad blocker (aside from something that prevents pop-ups.)

        • Can’t come up with anything. It works fine for me. Are your browsers updated?

        • Mm

          I don’t have adblocker on Firefox, so it definitely wasn’t that. I also had just reinstalled it check if it was a browser issue so yea, probably my internet connection. And it works today so yay and thanks to all who replied.

  • Midori Ren

    Looks like Lampy really cares for Kyle. But, perhaps not enough to let Kyle become his conscience. If Lampy treats humans like he treats demons, I doubt he’s terribly popular in his home realm, though it’d be needless escalation to call up one of his enemies. Or at least, to call one of said enemies to Earth.

    Didn’t Commander call for reinforcements of some kind earlier? If this isn’t enough of a crisis to summon the other heroes (the adult ones), I’m glad I don’t live on their planet.

    • Madock345

      The implication earlier in the comic was that some form of the Crisis on Infinite Earths is going on, or something very much like it. I think the adult heroes can’t help because they’re not in this dimension right now.

    • Most all other Supers, Heroes and Villains alike are off world for some sort of conference of…. http://webcomics.yaoi911.com/typ/ete-ch1-page-27/ …that thing…Crisis of Colliding Trans-World Identities thingy

      The military backup should be arriving soon-ish…

      • Midori Ren

        Right. I don’t suppose this is the same world wall thing Sircea was mentioning…

        But I mean, all of them gathered there and not one can be spared to come help the Earth? It would imply either 1) what they’re doing is more vital and they have a Greater Good philosophy when it comes to an entire planet, 2) they couldn’t get to Earth even if they wanted to, and/or 3) with the lack of significant damage yet, they think the Young Protectors (and maybe military) can still handle it. Or possibly 4, they have no idea what’s going on Earthside.

        • Well it is heavily implied that is taking place off planet and I am unsure of how the priorities lay in this. I mean the conference has to be pretty darn important if almost all the Heroes, Villains, and interns left to go deal with it. Also, if they did need to send someone, we don’t know how long it would take for them to return to Earth. Could be they wouldn’t make it back in time any way so are just, “Let’s get this crisis solved so we can clean up the mess we made by not leaving anyone behind to deal this type of thing.” aka “Now that the universe isn’t ending, lets go home and send the demons back to hell” It is also fairly likely they may not know what is going on. They may have a “no in no out” communication policy until they solve the problem. Either way help isn’t likely to come from the other Supers anytime soon.

  • Алексей Широколава

    Eh, where is tactical nukes when you really need them?…

    • Klaus

      You want a radioactive Laampros? Most likely an angry, radioactive Laampros?

  • Rapiret

    Any idea when pages update, on average? I’m probably gonna refresh repeatedly anyway, but I would like to know when i should actually expect it lol

    • Food_Fight

      New page comes usually 9-10 hours later.

      • davefragments

        On Tuesday nights and Friday nights between about 9:30pm and 12 midnight (eastern time in the USA)… possibly later with certain circumstances. The page has been as late as 2am eastern time… There are emails of the artwork involved. That how it becomes the Wednesday and Saturday updates.

    • Usually anywhere between 9-midnight EST, camping usually starts about 9-10 EST

  • Food_Fight

    I love you guys Alex, Vero and Adam and thank you for working on this beautiful art. The story, comic everything is so beautiful that makes me wanna read it again and again. I’ve already read it three times and I’ve been following this comic for a month. I wish I could have been commented earlier. I’m really like a person in love, I’m always looking forward to see new page, being anticipated about what you have planned for us and I’m getting happy like a little kid when I see new page is up. This comic makes me feel a lot kind of emotions at same time, you guys transfer the events to us really well. The story is so interesting and mostly (for me always) unguessable so it makes the comic really attractive. I’m addicted to it. I’m really glad I’ve seen this. Really thank you for your hard work. I’m sorry if my English sucks.

    • Welcome to the comments! It is okay if your English isn’t great, anyone who learns a second or more language is amazing!

    • Hiya, and welcome to the comic and comments. Don’t worry about your English. Comment all you want. You do just fine 🙂

      English isn’t my first language either, as is the case for many commenting here.

    • davefragments

      Welcome. Join us tonight when the new page is published.

    • You’re a sweetheart, Food_Fight! Thank you so much for all the kind words! Glad to hear you’re enjoying how we’re telling the story, and I hope you’ll continue to like what we’re putting out there.

      How did you find us?

  • Justin White

    dang, Kyle be careful. Spook what are you doing in there?

  • davefragments

    I made it to camping.
    I had to fight barbarian hordes of Friday supermarket shoppers but veni, vidi, vici, And I have fresh pretzels if anyone wants to partake.
    How’s it going tonight?

    • Mmm, pretzels. Shopping this time of year, one would think the demon hoards had been unleashed from hell. Only good thing is wallmart has more than two checkers available.

      • davefragments

        First Friday and the First weekend after Thanksgiving and Deer Hunting season made it busy. I buy almost two weeks of meat at once and the specialty cut meats had a line when I was done…

        • I’m looking forward to when things calm down again. -_-

          • davefragments

            Probably January.

          • Sigh… Every year. Makes the holidays kinda hard to enjoy.

          • davefragments

            I already had the thanksgiving extravaganza of three people that drove me wild. Instead of a proper dessert cake (yellow with lots of icing) they bought me a pound cake. whimper, whimper

          • That’s just mean!! I’m trying to abstain from any desserts between now and xmas so I can indulge properly when the time comes.

          • davefragments

            I’m buying my dessert for Christmas and it’s going to be sinful and all mine!

          • Nom nom nom! We still need to make a pumpkin pie. And we’ll be making cinnamon raisin bread. And probably cookies.

          • davefragments

            yum

          • Oh indeed!!

    • Are they regular pretzels, chocolate covered pretzels, or otherwise flavored pretzels?

      • davefragments

        Sadly, with my allergy to chocolate, plain pretzels

  • davefragments

    I am listening to Andrea Bocelli on PBS’ Great performances. BTW.

  • stickfigurefairytales

    Mitch just did exactly what I’d want to if I were there.

    • Sticky!!

      • stickfigurefairytales

        Hi Admiral! Glad I was able to stay awake long enough tonight!

        • YAY! So what’s up with you?

          • stickfigurefairytales

            Not too much – started watching Voltron: Legendary Defender though, which is fun.

          • Oooh, that’s lots of fun. It’s still weird for me that Shiro is the black lion and not Keith.

          • Odd that Red isn’t the color of the leader either, I thought that was a mandatory thing…

          • stickfigurefairytales

            Yeah, seems like Voltron is pretty unusual in that respect, but maybe that’s because it was such an early mecha/hero series.

          • Me too. I mean that’s how it’s always been with these space paladin types. I’m trying to remember GForce, but I was pretty young then.

          • stickfigurefairytales

            And definitely the case with the Super Sentai/Power Rangers franchise. But it could have been that Voltron/Go Lion was early enough that the trope hadn’t really solidified yet.

          • Maybe. Who knows. I mean Voltron the lead lion was always black lion but Keith always wore red. So I guess it makes more sense now with colors matching, but… I suppose I have some trouble with it because I was always a Keith girl. BUT I am glad they did make Pidge definitely girl

          • stickfigurefairytales

            Pidge is awesome. ^_^

          • I like Keith and Pidge too, though I think (hope) Pidge is more nonbinary/agender? Whatever it is that doesn’t care what gender they are perceived as. I see Pidge kind of giving 0 f&cks about gender.

          • That would be cool. Pidge is all about the space tech.

          • stickfigurefairytales

            I loved the part in episode 7 (I think) where Lance is staring at the lady alien with googly eyes and Pidge is staring at their robot with the same expression.

          • Well….cannot really blame Pidge…new tech is always fun to play with.

          • stickfigurefairytales

            Especially new ALIEN tech! So cool!

          • I acutally would have been concerned if she didn’t make googly eyes at it. I mean she built her own monitoring computer thingy.

          • stickfigurefairytales

            I also loved her riding around on it in the background while the others were talking. ^_^

          • stickfigurefairytales

            I was a little too young at the time to watch Voltron back in the day, although my older brother liked it and I remember playing with his tiny action figures. I just really, really don’t want this incarnation of Shiro to die. He’s pretty much my favorite (although I love them all).

          • stickfigurefairytales

            Of course I have to instantly fall for the character who basically has “Going to Die” tattooed on his forehead… ;A;

          • stickfigurefairytales

            At least he’s already outlived original series Shiro…

          • He was known as Sven then, but I don’t think he died, he went off to some other place that wanted him for something else or something.

          • stickfigurefairytales

            ‘e got better!

          • Yes!!

          • stickfigurefairytales

            They sent him to a farm where he’d be happier!

          • Ha! He gets to play with all the other paladins on the farm.

            Actually I think Sven went on to become some diplomat or something. But I don’t recall that Sven had gone through the stuff that Shiro went through.

          • stickfigurefairytales

            Probably not.

          • This version is a lot of the way I remember Voltron to be, with the character interactions, the battles, etc, without the bad 80’s stuff.

          • stickfigurefairytales

            AND WITHOUT SHIRO DYING, RIGHT?!?! *laughs incredibly nervously* (Actually, I don’t know if the character actually died in the American dub, since it was apparently pretty heavily edited.)

          • I’m hoping he doesn’t die. I hate when characters are killed off. But I think they just may be tormenting us.

          • stickfigurefairytales

            Plus it really bugs me when a series kills off a character who’s gone through major trauma rather than, y’know, dealing with the difficulty of recovery and survival. It feels very lazy to me from a storytelling and character point of view, plus I feel like it tends to be a slap in the face to anyone who is themselves a trauma survivor.

          • Shiro does need all the hugs.

          • stickfigurefairytales

            ALL the hugs.

          • Oooh, good point!!

            I just hate killing someone off to further someone else’s story. It’s a crappy tactic. Like pain is the only motivator.

          • stickfigurefairytales

            One of the things that I really liked and admired about Avatar: The Last Airbender is that they never resorted to any of that. Actually, I found the fact that they DIDN’T kill off even the major villains made the story even more compelling for me. I really liked how the official graphic novels delved into some of the complexities that resulted from that.

          • That sounds awesome.

          • davefragments

            I remember having to buy Voltron toys for my Nephews and Nieces.

          • stickfigurefairytales

            What’s up with you?

          • Not much. Got a page written.

          • stickfigurefairytales

            Go you!

          • I was pretty excited. I haven’t been writing much. But I’m hoping I can get over the slump.

          • stickfigurefairytales

            Punch those words right in the face!!

          • Ha! Yes, that’ll work. I think life is starting to get back to normal for me. Mid Oct was very bad for me and then on Halloween we got a 6/7 month puppy from the shelter so there’s been that. So…fingers crossed

          • stickfigurefairytales

            Good luck!

          • stickfigurefairytales

            How is your puppy doing now, by the way?

          • She’s settling in. She’s on a bit of a destruction tear. All of her toys are being shredded. She’s a big cuddle bug which is nice.

          • stickfigurefairytales

            Aw, puppy cuddles. <3

          • She greets me with tail wags and kisses and excitement when I return from grocery shopping. 😀
            She’s still a little bitey and is in the process of learning ouch, but I don’t mind. She’s also pretty much house broken, sleeping through the night which is great.

          • stickfigurefairytales

            Yay!

          • Yes!!

    • Hey sitck!

      • stickfigurefairytales

        Hi Doki! *hugs*

  • davefragments

    Patreon is rumbling once again…

    • stickfigurefairytales

      I made it just in time, then!

      • davefragments

        yup

    • Teasing us with the script only xD

      • davefragments

        Usually I wait for the script half the night.
        I have no clue what Alex is doing tonight.
        I like the script. I want to see the page.

        • stickfigurefairytales

          Now I’m imagining a script that’s like, the least helpful ever in terms of telling what might be going on. Like maybe it’d be something like “Entire page is one huge explosion”

          • davefragments

            Don’t tempt me into giving away spoilers, please…..

          • You mean we”re not supposed to talk about Flying Robot Ninja Pigs… Or were they Flying Ninja Robot Pigs

          • davefragments

            I had a thought that the Giant Green Plant thingie might rise to life again and poke Laampros in the nether region (where the sun don’t shine)…
            I wondered if he would say “What?” or if he would say “I didn’t know you cared!” …

            wink, wink

          • Awww, I miss seeing Woody in action.

          • Woody wants a hug!!

          • stickfigurefairytales

            “Sound effect: KABOOM!!!”

        • Theory, probably not true, but to fill out the void. Alex could have noticed an error just before posting the page, and it’s being fixed in a last minute hurry – or it was supposed to auto-update (if Patreon can do that) and it glitched. If anything I go with option one.

          Most likely that or a teaser.

          • davefragments

            Me too.

          • The horror if this IS a posting glitch *lol*

          • davefragments

            I don’t know.

          • stickfigurefairytales

            O.0

  • Hello to campers, long time and new/newer 🙂

    • stickfigurefairytales

      Hi Danish!

    • davefragments

      Hi Danish….

    • Morning Danish Sweet!

    • Morning Ms Wolf!

    • jreed3842

      Hi!!

  • *Finds online story*
    *Reads voracious for 2 days*
    *Catches up, and now has to wait a month, maybe more, for each new post (hoping author never abandons)*

    ….Nooooooo *whimpers*

    • stickfigurefairytales

      Oh yeah, I’ve been there, my friend. *pats shoulder sympathetically*

      • Me too, several times, also with stories that get abandoned (or could be long time hiatus).
        This one just turned out to have reached the *dun dun* moment at the end of the chapter where I caught up xD

        • stickfigurefairytales

          NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!! OTL

          • Yeaaah. Now to wait patiently for next chapter. Luckily I don’t think this will be abandoned, at least not anytime soon, and the author has updated every 4-6 weeks so far.

          • stickfigurefairytales

            I’ll cross my fingers for you!

          • I am reading this absolutely MASSIVE HP fic. 100 chapters 844,495 words

          • stickfigurefairytales

            Whoa.

          • So good though, so good. Harry is part dragonish thing and things happen so he is taken to Neverah and he finds other mates and healing and family.

          • stickfigurefairytales

            Good for him!

          • Yeah, but in true Harry fashion somethings get worse before getting better. The healer they saw for Harry was surprised that he wasn’t dead with all the blocks/binds put on his magic and there are all sorts of questions on why his mentor never trained him. There is all sorts of mystery and intrigue and his grandmother is alive and they haven’t properly met yet, but she has George who is one of Harry’s mates. Harry (sub) has Charlie (Beta), Fred, and George (Prareya? I know I am spelling that wrong) as mates as well as Theodore Nott (Alpha), an all the hugs healer, a prickly water dragon type, and a few others known.

          • Awesome. Three years ago I found an online story that had 175 to 200-ish chapters at the time I found it. Ended way over 250 chapters. I cried buckets at last chapter when author decided to end it. Both because it ended, but also some of end itself 🙂

  • stickfigurefairytales

    I love how many IRL figure skaters are now watching Yuri on Ice.

    • Yes. Also some of them are finding their likeness in the anime. ^_^

      • stickfigurefairytales

        Has Johnny Weir gotten to the costume homage to him yet?!

        • I am unsure…if he has, I haven’t seen it yet..

          • stickfigurefairytales

            I can’t wait…

          • Personally I think the end of Ep 9 slayed most of the fans more than the end of Ep 7…

          • stickfigurefairytales

            That was pretty amazing.

      • stickfigurefairytales

        Evgenia Medvedeva gives me life. <3

        • Was she the one that did the Yuri cosplay and Kubo did a drawing for her?

          • stickfigurefairytales

            Yup!! She’s apparently always been a big anime fan, and I THINK I heard that Mila’s character was based on her, maybe?

          • stickfigurefairytales

            But I could have gotten that latter part confused with someone else. Regardless, her cosplay and Kubo’s drawing in return were so awesome!

  • Mariona

    I’m a long time lurker, but I was always too shy to comment. The community here seems so lovely that I finaly decided to say hi.
    So please don’t eat me fellow commenters and have some of my home made cakes instead.
    Also, please excuse my english.

    • stickfigurefairytales

      Welcome! It’s wonderful to have you here!!

      • Mariona

        Thank you! Can I Just say that I’m also currently addicted to Yuri on ice. ^_^

        • stickfigurefairytales

          Isn’t it amazing?! It makes me so happy. <333

          • Mariona

            It really does!

        • Who is your favorite non-main character? I like Minami Kenjiro. ^_^

          • Mariona

            I love him too. And I have a soft spot for Phichit.

          • stickfigurefairytales

            Phichit is so great.

          • Pichit almost qualifies as a main, at least in my opinion.

          • stickfigurefairytales

            Yeah, that’s fair.

    • Welcome Mariona!

      • Mariona

        Thank you!

    • Hello there, and welcome to the comments 🙂 No one will try to eat you, or if they do they would be the one getting in trouble with us mods and other readers 😉

      Don’t worry about your English. We’re many here who doesn’t jave English as first language, including myself 🙂

      • Mariona

        Thank you for the warm welcome.
        So you’re more of a cake-eating than a human-eating wolf then. ^_^
        Also can I venture a guess that your first language is Danish?

        • This wolf LOVES cake, and while I love gnawing on bones, humans are just not that tasty 😉

          And yes to being Danish 🙂

    • Welcome Mariona!! Cakes are always welcome! 🙂

      • Mariona

        Thank you! Would you like a piece of Oreo cake?

        • stickfigurefairytales

          Oooh, may I have some as well, please?

          • Mariona

            Of course! Cake for everyone!

          • stickfigurefairytales

            Hooray!! Thank you!!

        • Would I?? I would indeed!!

    • Dartania

      I have also been a lurker. I’ve only recently found myself camping for things such as this and Steven Universe. Congratulations! You are the one to get me to finally log back into Discus! The reason: “Excuse my english.”

      I’ve seen that posted so often in comments and in fanfiction author notes: “Please excuse my English.” “English is not my first language, so sorry if it sucks.” Etc. And you know what’s funny? Those with that disclaimer usually have the best English. Far better than many native speakers. Stuff written by non-native speakers, surprisingly, is generally easier to understand and generally has fewer errors.

      By the way, I love chocolate fudge cake. 😉

      • Mariona

        Thank you! I’m flattered that you logged back in because of me. ^_^
        I guess if you’re not a native speaker you will always be a little insecure, or at least I am.
        And, please, do have some cake.

      • Welcome Dartania!

  • davefragments

    I did watch BATMAN v SUPERMAN last night.

    Too much plot for the movie.

    • Three hours I can’t get back. Although!! Ben Affleck did a pretty good job of playing Bruce Wayne/Batman. But I think Zack Snyder hates Superman. And well written scripts

      • davefragments

        I thought Affleck did a good job.

        The story is about Lex Luthor and not about Batman or Superman. But he was the character that they didn’t explain. They just made him goofy.

        • YES!! WTF was with Lex? I mean… There was no real reason for any of his actions other than crazy

          • davefragments

            As far as I can piece together from reviews and interviews — Lex’s father was abusive both physically and sexually, apparently. Lex is a very disturbed child…
            more in a minute

          • Songbird

            What Dave said, and I think there’s a deleted scene where Steppenwolf is giving him orders.

          • His character ruined the movie for me. At least whatshisface’s portrayal of him

          • davefragments

            Part two:
            Lex gives voice to the doubts about the destruction of Metropolis during the climatic battles of MAN OF STEEL. That’s why we see Bruce Wayne at the beginning.
            That’s the tension of the movie — is Superman really good for Earth? MAN OF STEEL never answered that question.

          • And why I think Zack Snyder hates Superman. He portrayed him not as the boyscout and loveable goof

          • Songbird

            Honestly? I think DC wanted a Loki, but had no understanding of why he was appealing.

          • I’d buy that, but I think a better actor could have done better. And a better director too.

            It seems DC doesn’t really understand a lot of things cinematically beyond angst

          • Mariona

            I didn’t find him an awfull actor, I just didn’t feel like he was playing Lex, if that makes any sense.

          • davefragments

            They gave him an impossible job.
            Did you catch that Batman received a message from the future about Lois? The Flash appeared in it.
            Did you catch that the picture Lex Luthor has hanging upside-down is a premonition of Darkseide?
            That’s why Lex says — they are coming in fear.

          • Plenty of sense. He wasn’t the Lex that I’ve always known. It’s one thing to have him play a young upcoming genius, but he wasn’t smooth. He didn’t come across as a mastermind of anything. He didn’t even seem he was a genius.

          • davefragments

            Part three:
            However much Lex is mentally messed up, he has dabbled in the alien technology and he discovers that there are more aliens out there. The WORLD ENGINE revealed the earth to the rest of the galaxy but Superman being able to destroy the WORLD ENGINE was a red flag against coming to earth…
            Superman is dead and somehow Lex Luthor sees the coming of Darkseide …

      • Songbird

        And let’s not forget Gal Gadot’s stunning portrayal of Wonder Woman.

        • davefragments

          Yeah I was stunned — The part was crappy and I sat there stunned when she suddenly appeared.
          Talk about stealth characters

          • Songbird

            At least we know the invisible plane is still useful.

          • davefragments

            “at least” … Wonder Woman showed up both Batman and Superman and the Military at the point she appeared with brackets and shield, sword and lasso. But the story didn’t prepare the watcher of see that and appreciate it. That part of the story lost its impact thanks to the poor writing.

        • Wonder Woman was spectacular!

          • davefragments

            But unexplained and she pops up into the big fight scene with nothing in the script to support her. . . Neither Batman nor Superman know who she is. And that script sure as hell didn’t reveal why Lex Luthor hated the mutants to other un-humans…

          • Did you watch the extended version?

          • davefragments

            No the theater version.
            I’m not paying big money for the long version

          • stickfigurefairytales

            Borrow it from your local library!

          • davefragments

            I will,

          • Yeah, the long version explained a bit more of things, but Lex still didn’t make sense. WW did though.

    • Theatrical or directors cut? I’ve heard that the directors version is better and makes more sense. When/if I see it, it will be the directors version. Same with Suicide Squat. Didn’t know until two weeks ago that ‘Squat’ got a special edition, but I may just go for those with DC’s movies that come in more than one version.
      Apparently they know that some of their movies are crap in theatrical, and quickly comes in special editions. Which makes you wonder why they just won’t go with the ‘good’ version right away. People are getting weary of seeing the DC movies in cinemas when they let some money-person decide how to do it.

      • I will be seeing Wonder Woman in cinema though, in hopes the theatrical will be great.

        • davefragments

          Wonder Woman is great in the battle. It’s just that she isn’t properly introduced as Wonder Woman. She’s just this odd lady that keeps bugging Batman.

      • davefragments

        Theatrical

    • Mariona

      Sorry for butting in, but that movie really managed to bore and annoy me at the same time.

      • davefragments

        comment away…
        I’ll never be mad at anyone for movie comments.
        I want movie comments

      • Songbird

        Grab a seat honey, we’re dragging this film to filth.

      • That’s a good way of putting it.

    • Klaus
  • davefragments

    A break in the tension of patreon!

  • davefragments