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The Young Protectors: Engaging The Enemy Chapter 5—Page 12

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So! Is Kyle still with his friends? Is he even human anymore?

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

 

  • Oh dear

  • Good question, Commander. Kyle, you’re still with us, right?

  • davefragments

    There is lots of anger in Kyle right now.

  • Actually, are Kyle’s friends still with Kyle?

  • stickfigurefairytales

    “I’ve got a nail file on the plane if you want one, Kyle.”

    • He won’t need to spend any money on black nail polish that’s for certain.

  • I want to say yes to that, but it might take Kyle a few moments to remember in his pain and panic.

    Do we need Spooky more than ever now?

    • Juliette Leroux

      Yes we do.

  • stickfigurefairytales

    This is still Kyle, just a slightly pointier version, is all.

    • stickfigurefairytales

      If I were on the team, I’d insist on nicknaming this form “Pointy Kyle.” I think it would be helpful in diffusing tension.

      • Nickname sure is on point.

        • stickfigurefairytales

          XD

        • Klaus

          Point taken.

  • *squee* LOOKIT THOSE EARS!!!

    • And the teeth. He’s getting quite pointy.

      • stickfigurefairytales

        Pointy Kyle!

      • He should def keep the ears and teeth, and tail if he gets one. mmmhmm yep.

        • Ember

          Definitely a tail…

      • Ember

        What sharp teeth you have, Kyle.

    • Ember

      *Squees with you* They’re so cute and pointy…but only on Kyle.

  • Kyle is getting hornier.

  • Dartania

    I love Commander. I just hope that Kyle can see that she has concern for his well being, and is not just afraid about what he’s becoming. Fluke and Tsunami totally just look afraid.

    • Mariona

      I do hope they’re afraid for Kyle and not of him. The commander certainly is, but Tsunami.

  • Mariona

    I really hope that this little make-over doesn’t turn the rest of the team away. Come on, Tsunami, no need for that look. It’s the latest fashion in Hell and Kyle looks rather adorable.

    • Dartania

      Well Tsunami doesn’t like it when he and his friends look adorable. He was the only one who was disgusted by the in-universe fanfics they found of themselves on the web.

  • TwilightDreamer

    Don’t listen to him Kyle! You’re friends love you! Please stay strong :'(

  • This where Mitch flies in and hugs Kyle tightly and tells him they are friends forever and will always be there for him, no matter if he has dagger nails, horns and sharp teeth.

    • Spooky would, but Spooky is still busy at the moment…

      • Mariona

        If everyone else is too busy to give him that hug, I’ll volunteer. I’ll just avoid the pointy bits.

        • Klaus

          You may have to wait in line.

        • Madock345

          *all* the pointy bits? ^_^

          • Mariona

            Please get your mind out of the gutter, dear sir/madam. ^_^

          • Madock345

            I am the gutter, there is no separation

  • Dartania

    Whelp… Camping over and done with. Back to writing my novel. Actually it’s a saga. For real, unlike Twilight where the entire series spans like two years. Ours spans over 150 years, plus flashbacks of about 25 years before the first book begins and plot planned out for about five years after the first set of comic books. (Yes, we have planned several novels set in the near future, several graphic novels set in the far future, and a video game)

    • Mariona

      Good luck with your writing. It sounds like a hell of a lot of work to do.
      I’m rather curious actually. I would like to learn more about it someday.
      Maybe I’ll see you at a future camping. ^_^

      • Dartania

        Maybe. I’m trying to work on the presentation of it. The elevator talk, if you will. Originally I went around saying, “It’s about a vampire and a werewolf,” because that is literally how it started, my girlfriend said “We should write a book about a werewolf and a vampire.” But there’s so much more to it. We said the vampire should be a witch. And it’s set in present day. And the werewolf is a hacker. And it kinda grew into this huge thing. It breaks a lot of stereotypes. Both the main characters are kick-ass but have high anxiety. The alpha wolf is a scrawny pink-haired pansexual man. The vampire is asexual and pagan and worshiped Apollo before she turned. Her best friend is the female equivalent of a playboy. The werewolf and his roommate are in the mob, and the vampire witch is in a coven. The mob and the coven kind of have equal footholds in the small town where they live. Oh, and neither the vampire or the werewolf had vampirism or lycanthropy before the first book begins. And the coven kind of has it out for vampires, one of the few creatures they kill upon recognition.

        • Jonni

          I really want to read this!

    • davefragments

      Let us know if you publish it.

      • Juliette Leroux

        Yep!

  • Songbird

    Kyle is obviously horrified at the expected cost of his mani-pedi.

  • J. Kevin Carrier

    “Ok, Kyle, we can deal with the horns and the claws…but if you start growing one of those mile-long beards, you’re off the team. We gotta have *some* standards.”

    • Arakiba

      Or walking around naked, like his father!

      • Madock345

        At this point I’m guessing most, if not all of the team would enjoy that for one reason or another.

        • Klaus

          They might still demand that he dress for publicity reasons. And to appease Gordon.

  • Dartania

    Well, anything could happen at this point. I don’t think I quite understand all the rules of this universe. Kyle was more afraid of admitting that he was gay than admitting that he was in a relationship with a 50-year-old supervillain. Do other people really have to face that sort of homophobia? I’m so glad I don’t.

    • Jonni

      When I was at school some Of The teachers would beat up kids for being gay. Fortunately the world has changed a lot. Still sometimes the level of prejudice you may face varies depending on which town – or which street – you’re in.

    • Terry

      It’s not always about that. Many people who have never actually seen any gay bashing are still terrified to come out. Some of it is fear that people will attack them, but more often (and definitely in Kyle’s case), it’s a fear of losing people. Kyle, like many young non-straight people was probably afraid that his loved ones would not look at him the same way. Until you actually tell people, you have no way of really knowing what their reaction will be. The thought that they might reject you or that they might start treating you differently can be terrifying.

      It’s kind of ironic. Homophobia creates fear in gay people rather than fear of gay people.

  • It would be a relatively short arc as I am pretty sure this is the last chapter of this story.

  • Kyle, demon bunny boy, love, snookums, take a deep breath, calm your heart, let the anger flow out with each breath. Ignore Tsunami, he’s got a giant stick stuck up his ass as it is.

    Fluke, you better say something encouraging right now. And Spooky, seriously, time to let go and return to the problem at hand. Kyle needs you.

  • I don’t think evil is how you become a superhero 😉

    • Klaus

      But does he? According to he Kickstarter blurp, this is the story of how Kyle becomes one of the most powerful champions the world has known. It does not say champion of what.

      But of course you are right. Alex would not betray all those people who have donated to help create a story with a gay hero buy turning him into a villain.

      • Zephyr10101

        Well I mean it’s his comic so if a temporary villain arc happens, it happens. Imma still be reading it

        • Klaus

          So will I.

      • Adam Black

        You mean not twice, right?

        He promised romance too.

        • Klaus

          Seriously? Are you actually feeling betrayed?

    • Zephyr10101

      You act as if some superheroes bave never strayed lol

  • Mariona

    Thank you everyone for making me feel welcome on my first ever camping. I’m officaly not scared anymore. Not that I was before. Nope! Not me!
    I have to leave now, but I would love to come camping again sometimes. Bye!

    • Have a good time, and come back to camp anytime you want.

    • davefragments

      Happy to have you here

  • Ember

    Someone please help the fiery pointy Cinnamon roll! :0

  • Saxon_Brenton

    Knowing his friends, they aren’t horrified by Red Hot. They’re horrified by the emotional and physical pain he’s going through.

    Not that I would expect Laampros to make this distinction, assuming he even understands it at all.

    • Well except for maybe Tsu.

      • Saxon_Brenton

        Poor Tsunami.
        Okay, new batcrap insane off-the-wall predication: It’ll be Tsunami who says the inspiring thing that drags Red Hot back from demonic prince-dom. I agree with Dokidoki that it’ll be difficult, but we’ve already seen that he worries about people and within his extremely narrow definitions he wants what is best for them. So Tsunami will say something wise and kind (in a way that is perfectly in keeping with both the best and worst of the characterisation we’ve seen of him so far) and then Alex will be able to sit back and cackle madly when the readers all go “Bwah!?”

  • Hans Niemand

    The souls could be the key.

  • Jonni

    It doesn’t matter if he’s still human, he’s still Kyle.

  • karmakat

    Kyle is still himself in there. Tsunami could distract him by shaking his ass in those TIGHT pants at this point.

  • Mary Klemzak

    We still love you Kyle! Hang in there!

    If Tsunami says something mean, I swear, I’m gonna flip something.

    He’s still Kyle, it’s just part of him, like having red hair or blue eyes.

    I’m really hoping the team sticks with him. Hopefully, they’re just worried. Something is happening to their friend and teammate, and they don’t know how to deal with it.

    Don’t be afraid! Keep fighting!

    • I would see most of them sticking with Kyle, Tsu-Tsu is the wild card. He is more likely to lash out than be helpful.

      • Mary Klemzak

        He’d better not.. I’m going to flip a table somewhere if he’s mean to that sweet boy.

        • Well, he doesn’t exactly have the best track record…

          • Mary Klemzak

            Yeah true. I do and I don’t want him to say something mean. Like, conflict within the ranks, nobody’s perfect. They’re young enough to pretty much have their opinions formed. That doesn’t mean, they can never change, if they aren’t open to it. I think, people can always change, from day to day, hour by hour, minute by minute. It’s just gotta be a certain way said, and person, maybe.

            Commander is the admin, doesn’t let things get too far. Fluke and Spooky are the best friends, closest to Kyles age. But still, very different. Spooks has Seen Things, and he seems to be cooler and more open minded.

            Fluke is a bit more traditional, a bit conservative. But he loves Kyle like a brother.

            Tsunami’s is pretty much full traditional, and seems very vocal about it.

            Baby Mitch is my fave. “Like Kyle”, aka, gaybie(gay young person). Wants to be full on part of the team, and not sheltered. Ho boy, I remember those mid teen years. I thought I knew everything. And couldn’t wait to get on with life. Ha!

  • Jeldenil

    So how is he supposed to pick his nose, rub his eyes or scratch his balls without injuring himself now?

    • Klaus

      Very carefully.

    • Keneu

      Have Spooky do it for him (pick his nose, I mean).

  • Time for Duncan to wake up and remind Kyle that a) that pep talk about there’s good still inside cuts both ways, b) his friends still accepted him after Duncan outed him as gay, they obviously accepted him after finding out who his father was, they’ll deal with this as well.

    Presumably there are superheroes in this world who shift forms, so there’ll be precedent for someone looking very, very scary in their high-power form.

    • Juliette Leroux

      Yes yes yes, until he actualy does something evil (and saving Flyboy is not), there is no reason for them to be against him. Just hope Tsunami will actually have this argument with himself BEFORE opening his big mouth and that Kyle will not assume that his friends can’t love him anymore.

      • Tsu-Tsu is not known for a good brain to mouth filter. Considering his view on homosexuals, this could just be confirmation in his eyes about them truly being evil.

        We do hope of course that this won’t be the case and Tsu-Tsu actually manages to say something that isn’t harmful…..but his track record isn’t good. -_-

    • I’m not sure. Kyle feels SO angry, and he’s not had time to process the last 24 hours of bad events. I think Duncan is the one he needs to see the least right here, or Kyle’s anger may explode.

      Spooky’s speech. Spooky, a hug saying it will be all right, and he’s still Kyle, is my best bet at the moment.

  • Klaus

    Now we need Spooky more than ever. Not only would he not have asked that question, once asked, he would have answered it.

  • Lyleen

    Oh noooooooooooooooooooo ;_;

  • Nate

    Random thoughts:

    1) Yep. Manicure ruined.
    2) Gordon, PLEASE don’t, well, be yourself.
    3) Can’t Amanda tell? I mean, telepath and all
    4) And finally, quick show of hands… who is wondering what ELSE might have gotten longer and pointier? }:)

    • 4) I hadn’t. Until now. Aieee!

    • Klaus

      4) We would have seen it by now if he was growing a long beard. Or were you thinking of his toe nails?

    • Kit the Coyote

      I think Jreed hit it right, she is not so much saying that to inquire so much but more to give him a anchor to hold onto.

    • Pietro7

      You just _had_ to put that into our heads, didn’t you Nate. 🙂

      • Nate

        Yes. Yes I did. 😀

  • jreed3842

    Oh my gosh. Amanda is amazing.
    Her choice of words are perfect.
    Even in the heat of the moment she knows exactly what to say.
    “Kyle, are you still with us?” Is the perfect way to ask Kyle whats going on. Because it tells Kyle that she isn’t afraid of him. It helps strengthen the idea that they are a team and helps combat Laampros’ words of “you fill them with such horror.”
    She acknowledges that if the power does end up taking over his mind that it’s not actually him. Her choice of words, I think, are what’s going to keep him held together!

    • Kit the Coyote

      Just what I was thinking,

  • Pikinanou

    Pff… as if I’m going to fall for that one, Alex… OF COURSE Kyle isn’t going dark and he’ll save the world! I’m a believer!

  • SchalaRenee

    I like Kyle’s new “hot as Hell” makeover…I hope if he does return to being more or less human that he’ll at least keep the ability to tap into his demonic powers if necessary. It seems demonic powers are far stronger than anything we’ve seen so far, considering demons can grant immortality, or at least agelessness, and represent “true” flame not earth fire, which apparently pales in comparison. Having a demonic team mate might make them more powerful, especially if Kyle can learn to control it.

    • Klaus

      I don’t think that just any demon can do that. Laampros is one of the more powerful kings of Hell. But as Kyle is Laampros’ son, your argument still stands.

    • Ant-Man

      ( considering demons can grant immortality, or at least agelessness,)

      it’s been inferred that demon kings can grant that_ not all demons_ and it’s yet 2 b proven. – demons lie 2 get what they want- and nothings holds villains 2 keep their word
      —-
      (Having a demonic team mate might make them more powerful)

      – they’ve always had a 1/2 demonic team mate-

      and his other 1/2 may not be human_ it may be something just as strong or stronger than a demon_ u’d think it would have 2 be a hearty species 2 b able 2 mate with a demon_ i’m holding out for kyle’s mother 2 b angelic in nature_ making kyle 1/2 demon and 1/2 angel _ that would b a good story

      • davefragments

        Laampros promised Duncan and Sircea immortality.

  • Zephyr10101

    I really didn’t want this blowing up. I don’t like these notifications

    • davefragments

      If you mean Disqus notifications, you can turn them off in the Disqus settings.

      If you mean something else, I apologize for butting in.

  • Stephen Hutchison

    OH dear. FLUKE is there. Fluke whose power is wild swings of luck that he doesn’t quite control. Now, was his balance sheet in balance before, or is Kyle going darkside going to put him on the ‘good things are due’ side again?

    • Klaus

      What is it that charges Fluke with good luck? Is it that something happens that seems bad to him? Then he should get a positive charge from this. Or is it that something happens that is actually bad? I have no doubt that this power up is going to be good in the long run. But does the long run count more than the short? Who gets to decide what is bad anyway?

      • Stephen Hutchison

        It’s not clear to me. I suspect he has a ‘sense’ for it somehow, but so far it appears to be “whatever Alex decides is necessary” — which as writer, he can manipulate. (Yes I know it’s not that easy my characters argue with me too.)

        • Rapiret

          He seemed to have used his luck to have been unaffected by the power dampener, so it’s possible that Kyle might just go full demon for a few seconds while he gets his charge back up due to all the destruction

          • Stephen Hutchison

            Patreon subscribers can see the scripts, prelim sketches, and other work in process. According to the script, he has essentially gone demon physically — he’s supposed to have red skin. But the art doesn’t reflect this, perhaps due to a last-minute adjustment to make it feel like he might still be mostly human.

            I’m going to say we don’t know for sure, unless Alex steps in to tell us that he did, in fact, change that detail.

  • camelotcrusade

    Now I’m starting to wonder if, somehow, Kyle was the demon boy in Spooky’s back story but he doesn’t remember it.

    • Klaus

      It happened when Kyle was 11 or 12. Since he regards the foster family he lost at 12 as his family, he was most likely with them before Spooky went to Hell.

  • Jason Moon

    And reels with the knowledge that he’ll never be able to pick his nose again, and his world will never be the same.

  • Toli Bera

    He’s gonna need a manicure stat. Black claws are very on trend for Spring 2017, but the upkeep is ridiculous.

  • Food_Fight

    And I’m still wondering here, what the hell is Spooky thinking about? Sacrificing himself to save a dozen of people, that is supposed to be dead because of losing their souls, is not gonna help anything at this situation. He need to leave that souls and come to help Kyle.

    • Rapiret

      I’m like 90% sure he’s just thinking about excruciating pain and misery, but I could be wrong lol

  • Ruben

    I suspect Kyle’s papa was a hottie in his day.

    • Madock345

      I really hope not

      Because that would make his day today.

    • Ant-Man

      that does make me wonder what his human form looked like- i’m assuming he didn’t bang kyle’s mom looking like a giant demon- but who knows what kyle’s mamma was in2_ we haven’t met her

      • Pietro7

        It would be amazing if it turned out that she was an angel. I would really like that.

  • Jeff Baker

    If Kyle’s next words include the phrases “Spirit of vengeance” or “Kyle smash,” the Y.P. are in trouble!

    • Nate

      What about:

      Gone gone the form of Kyle…

      • Jeff Baker

        OMG! That’s good! 🙂

      • Shadizar Silvermask

        But what would his new demon name be?

        • Nate

          Well, there’s a strong case to be made for Pointy, but I suggest Caaldos.

          • davefragments

            “Pointy” doesn’t float my boat.
            And “Calicos” is too close to the Spanish for “dumbed down”
            I got an article on genetics on my mind right now or I’d come up with an alternative.

          • Nate

            Caaldos: A slight misspelling/variant of calidus:

            calidus m ‎(feminine calida, neuter calidum); first/second declension

            warm, hot
            fiery, fierce, vehement
            spirited, impassioned
            rash, eager, inconsiderate

          • davefragments

            That would work for me.
            As for declensions: us, i, o, um, o … “ah”, a, a, am, as
            Or is that Church Latin?
            I get old and forget these things.
            😉

          • Cuervo

            Do you mean “cándido” (candid, ingenuous) or “cálido” (warm)? Because there is no word in Spanish for “dumb down” that sounds like “Caalidos”. In Spanish that would be “bajar el nivel” or “simplificar”.

          • davefragments

            “Callado” is what I was thinking of but my Spanish is awful. I freely admit my Spanish is awful. I asked a friend over the phone and I think I was being played dirty because my Spanish is awful. This same friend has tried to feed me dirty Italian but I learned that as a kid. My Mother and Aunts used to talk all that in front of me. They spoke Calabrese Italian while my Father spoke an Italian dialect from Abruzzi. Neither is the Italian I read in opera.
            I Think they messed up my brain for Spanish.

          • davefragments

            added:
            My Father got the giggles when my Mother talked Italian to him. She didn’t like that. (a very fond memory of mine)

  • Adam Black

    Tsunami warned you this would happen.
    Nobody ever listens to Tsunami

  • T Dibbler

    They don’t seem filled with horror, a bit concerned for him, but that’s a whole different thing.

  • Shadizar Silvermask

    I think it’s more horrified FOR him rather than AT him, they’re seeing a comrade and friend being slowly transformed into a full-fledged demon and fear the loss of someone important to them. Something they’re almost completely helpless to do anything about other than hope ‘I know you’re in their somewhere’ will help him hold on and retain his humanity.

  • Saxon_Brenton

    Hmm. Minor points to keep in mind. Red Hot has demonic parentage, and hellflame sets off a transformation in him. Sensible tactics suggest that he doesn’t use his firebending powers to absorb hellflame into himself.

    Unfortunately Red Hot is too much of a hero – and possibly also too well trained for automatically using his firebending in combat to neutralise fire attacks – to not use his powers. We’ve just seen that. He knew that the hellflame would hurt him and start to change him, but when Flyboy was endangered he didn’t hesitate to protect his teammate.

    I wonder how much Laampros knew this and planned to exploit it? I’m guessing not much, since he seemed to not know much about Red during the meeting-in-hell in chapter 2 and was prepared to be impressed by what he discovered then. But he could have been playing a poker face to test Red. Also, although he’s been physically barred from the Earth’s universe, he might have been able to gather information in advance by using, say, a moon sized floating eyeball as a crystal ball-like scrying tool.

    So is Laampros enjoying this? We can reasonably assume than he’s experiencing the thrill of conquest of a new dimension. In chapter 2 he expressed parental pride in a strong offspring, and it’s also reasonable to assume that he’s looking forward to teaching his son all about demonic rule.

    But think about this: stereotypically the more powerful and intelligent demons like to find a weak spot in the mindset and ethics of their victim, then exploit it and trick them to lead them into corruption. And this is happening right before our eyes. Red Hot is both being a hero as well as following his training – and the circumstances are corrupting him into a demon. Is Laampros pleased with how it’s all falling into place? Or does it all seem just a little too easy?

  • Ant-Man

    ( I knew some girls who got tips like that…they aren’t worth the trouble)

    :- ) LOL
    —-

    (LET HER BE YOUR ANCHOR TO YOUR INNER HERO!!! )

    why does he need a HER/she- 2 b a hero ? let him find his own strength- or gather it from the concern of all his friends- not an individual female.
    ——
    (The horns and ears are kinda cute though; maybe you can keep those?)

    how about a tail with a little point @ the end_ he can use it like a tentacle
    ——

    • Jonni

      I think it’s that she’s the leader of the YP and the wisest of them.

  • davefragments

    I know that this is off subject, but while cooking dinner, I heard the phrase “My cheese balls shiver with pleasure” in a TV commercial for some sort of Christmas Party. I didn’t see the commercial, just heard it. I am not sure what sort of Christmas Party that is going to be. I’m not sure that I want to find out, either…

    I’m double checking the doors tonight.

    • Pietro7

      I increasingly find that it’s better to avoid commercial TV entirely. Advertisers appear to believe we’re all demented, unethical, stupid, cruel, or lust-mad, in varying proportions. News is worse. I’d rather read.

      • davefragments

        Whatever this was, I’m not sure that I want to see it. After SAUSAGE PARTY, I need want to see talking grocery items again.

        Of course, there is that ice cream named “Schweddy Balls” …

    • ahh cheese balls…such fond memories they bring of my work in the deli.

      ~Stay away from my balls woman!
      ~L! N keeps eyeing my balls!
      ~Stop eyeing my balls!

      Granted the cheese balls were really good. ^_^

      • davefragments

        🙂
        I can just hear it:
        Pistols at ten paces if you dare to touch my cheese balls

        • Well we usually left out the “cheese” part when speaking while making them, it was funnier that way. We also used to joke that being a dirty minded woman was a requirement to working in the deli.

  • Adam Black

    Whoa! I think I know what happens next.

    They reason with Laampros.

    Laampros is fighting for a tiny world that about to be transfered bacK to hell.

    But the Galaxy is filled with whole worlds he can own. Mercury isnt even occupied.

    Neither is venus.

    Maybe he doenst know how big this dimension is and what a tiny worthless prize hes been offerred.

    I bet Laampros can be reasoned to help seal the breech, ( for his son ) and take some prizes.

    Laampros can melt mars core and help us Terraform it.

    We can offer him Jupitor and Saturn. They might be sufficiently paradise to him. He can melt iceworlds out in the Oort belt. Keep Pluto as future human habitable paradise world. hes fighting for a mole hill when he can have a mountain.

    • Klaus

      I don’t think it is acreage Laampros is after. It is people.

  • D. G.

    Poor kyle. He’s dealing with so many changes all at once. I hope he is able to accept himself and somehow stay focused. *cross mah fingers

  • Shjade

    It’s a little worrisome that the mind-reader has to ask that question. 😡

    • 1) I don’t think voices in Kyle’s head are what he needs right now. ^_^

      2) Now that Kyle is getting in touch with his heritage, he might have some immunity to being mind read. So Amanda might not be able to use telepathy on him anymore.

      3) It also might be a way to try to get Kyle to focus on something other than what he is going through in an attempt to help him.

      • Shjade

        #2 is the possibility that worried me: that either she couldn’t read him anymore, or that what she was reading was something she could no longer understand.

  • Pietro7

    Good evening campers.

    • Adam Black

      Theres nobody here. wooooo

      • Mariona

        Hello, I’m nobody. And I feel like making a dad joke.

        • Pietro7

          Gosh, I guess I’ll have to eat this plate of mint-chocolate-chip cookies by myself. 🙁

          • Saxon_Brenton

            Well, I just got back from getting some garden mulch, and now you’ve made me hungry.

          • Pietro7

            Have a cookie, Saxon? 🙂

          • Saxon_Brenton

            Thank you. Here, have some hot chocolate with marshmallow.

          • Pietro7

            Yum! Thanks!

          • davefragments

            Don’t eat the garden mulch

          • MINT CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES????? WHERE?!?!?!

          • Pietro7

            Here – I brought a plateful. Help yourself. 😉

          • *Doki looks around shiftily and then when no one is looking takes all but 2 cookies and then goes and hides while she eats them*

          • Pietro7

            (Pietro7 smiles to himself as he unveils the second plate.)

          • (Pietro better either keep a close eye on that plate or hide it from Doki)

    • davefragments

      Good evening
      I made it.

    • Good evening!

  • davefragments

    Numerology says that Page #13 will be significant.

  • Hello campers.

    *yawns* I didn’t forget that it’s page-night this time.

    • davefragments

      Hi Danishwolf.

      • ‘Morning. As so often I fell asleep late, so a part of me just want to go back to bed. Later though. Have early plans ahead.

        • davefragments

          I asked a friend to help me set up my Christmas tree and he showed up about 45 minutes before I wanted to wake up. I sympathize with you.

    • Morning Danish! I almost forgot it was camping night! I have been talking with b3nc0 on tumblr…also keeping me from finishing a letter to my mother grandmother…

      • That my fault now? Geesh thanks!

        ;°p

        • Real Santa, eh? Did someone just reveal his true identity all along?

          That explains things 😉

      • Tumblr. As much as I love many things posted on there, I’m staying away from that addiction by not making a profile. I have enough as it is, and I have managed to avoid that temptation for years now xD

        • Can I tempt you with lovely Yuri on Ice fanart?

          • Sure! You can post it on twitter for me, but I’m still not making a tumblr profile *lol*

          • You can check our tumblr pages without profile, you just don’t get notification on your dashboard and can’t like nor reblog, is all

          • That’s what I’ve been doing sometimes, so far, but got out of that too when my computer broke. Don’t have the links to people’s profile on tablet (good idea), so click links when someone post them 🙂
            My biggest temptation is that I can’t post/reply on tumblr, but still resist.

          • I reblog some Yuri on Ice and I think latenightyaoi reblogs every YoI they find ^_^

          • Oh, yessss, you seem to know where to find them babes ♥

          • I happen to follow enough people that either draw the fanart or reblog the fanart. ^_^ I chose who I follow well.

          • stickfigurefairytales

            Yes, you do. 🙂

          • Mariona

            I’m tempted too! Verry tempted!

    • Hallo‼

      (as I was on Tumblr dont know if you knew I keep pressing the enter key to post my comment, to no avail)

      • Mariona

        Is that you Sinterklaas? ^_^

        • Ja/Oui, Saint Nicolas…

          • Mariona

            I thought you went back to Spain, Saint Nicolas.

          • This year I’ll stay around until the 25th to make my point clear ;°)

          • Mariona

            In that case would you mind bringing me some extra chocolate. I’ve been (reasonably) good this year. 😉

    • stickfigurefairytales

      Good morning, Danish!

  • Mariona

    Would anyone like some chocolate or marzipane I have left. I also have homemade cookies. Unfortunatly, I just can”t tell you what kind since it doesn’t seem to be translatable to English. ^_^

    • davefragments

      as long as they are edible, yes, a cookie please

      • Hallo Dave!

        Always on the good deal, are we?

        • davefragments

          I got the munchies

          • btw, my speculoos(es[?]) are homemade, for everyone and tasty with coffee!

          • davefragments

            yum!

          • Mariona

            Feel free too take as much as you want.

    • I’ll have some if you take some speculoos (not translatable either)

      • Mariona

        Speculoos is what I meant. 🙂

    • Evil. You temptress :-p

      • Mariona

        Guilty! Now give in! You know you want too.

    • stickfigurefairytales

      Ooh, I’ll take a cookie and a bit of chocolate, thank you!

      • stick!

        • stickfigurefairytales

          Hi Doki! How are you?

          • Pietro7

            She’s stuffed with mint chocolate chip cookies. Fortunately I brought lots. Cookie, stick?

          • stickfigurefairytales

            I’d love one, thank you!

          • not too bad, still waiting for the cough to go away -_- Stupid cough, but I did steal almost a full plate of mint chocolate chip cookies from Pietro.

          • stickfigurefairytales

            Stupid cough! Nice work on the cookie haul, though. ^_^

          • I thought I was being nice by leaving 2, but apparently there was another plate…..

          • stickfigurefairytales

            That just means you can have some more!

  • davefragments

    Good evening (near midnight)

  • stickfigurefairytales

    Good morning to you (night to me)!

  • Mariona

    Good morning!

  • Good 5.30amish to you ;°)

    • stickfigurefairytales

      Santa gets an early start, huh?

      • Santa is in my timezone as well 🙂

        • Mariona

          As am I. ^_^

          • Yay! We getting to be an early-morning bunch at this camp 🙂

          • stickfigurefairytales

            Go early morning crowd!

          • Doki is either still awake at 5 30ish am or sleeping

          • usually sleeping

          • stickfigurefairytales

            *glance of concern* Try to get a good night’s rest whenever you can, Doki love!

          • Reasons Doki is still awake at 5 30 am
            1) reading a good story, who needs to go to bed, one more chapter I swear
            2) random bout of insomnia
            3) someone woke her up earlier and she hasn’t manage to go back to sleep yet

          • Cecilie Muldkjær Bredesen

            The good story is always a problem for me to

          • stickfigurefairytales

            Sometimes I’ve started a 50K+ word fanfic a little before midnight and then I just despair over my life choices.

          • Cecilie Muldkjær Bredesen

            I do the same thing….. and then I have to be at work, so I just go without sleep….. something I know is a stupid idea

          • stickfigurefairytales

            Fandom will be the death of us all.

          • Cecilie Muldkjær Bredesen

            Oh yes…. but if that be the case, I will die happy

          • stickfigurefairytales

            Haha, exactly.

          • but we will die happy

          • stickfigurefairytales

            Too true.

          • I don’t really read fanfics, but as for reading.. sooo many times it’s suddently middle of night when it was just supposed to be one more page, or to the end of a chapter/scene.

          • stickfigurefairytales

            Yep, that’s also what happens when I’m reading a really good book.

          • Mariona

            Glad to know I’m not the only one.

          • I misread “disappear” there, still made sense, kinda

          • stickfigurefairytales

            I’ve definitely been there on number 1 before. I hope the insomnia stays away from you, though! *hugs*

          • Shouldn’t Alex relocate the TYP’s adventures in Western Europe as there are so many of us here really?

          • Mariona

            Great idea! Who wants to make a petition?

          • Seconded‼

    • Cecilie Muldkjær Bredesen

      Same for me

    • Pietro7

      Just past 9:30 pm for me. Getting sleepy.

  • Cecilie Muldkjær Bredesen

    It is nice to finally be able to camp, as I usually would be at work now

  • Good morning! It is near midnight hear as well.

  • Good morning to a fellow Dane (do I remember correct?) .. or at least fellow Scandinavian.

    • Cecilie Muldkjær Bredesen

      Jup I’m a dane

  • Saxon_Brenton

    Good mid-afternoon.

    • There’s always that one person, who likes to live in the future 😉 Hope you are having a nice day though. It’s almost mid-summer for you down below.

      • Saxon_Brenton

        Yeah. It was insanely hot and muggy yesterday. Today it’s still warm and somewhat humid. I’ve got RPGing this evening, and I’m so thankful that the apartment we’ll be playing at has air conditioning.

        • Cecilie Muldkjær Bredesen

          That is understandable

  • Ouch, that hurts my abstract notion braincells (Ծ﹏Ծ)

    • Cecilie Muldkjær Bredesen

      I work at a bakery and if we want the bread to be done for 6 a clock when we open, that is the time to get started

      • stickfigurefairytales

        Ah, that makes sense! Yes, bakeries do require extremely early starting hours.

        • Cecilie Muldkjær Bredesen

          Jup, and I get free food all say
          Only downside…. no social life……

          • stickfigurefairytales

            Do you have the day off today, or are you on a break?

          • Cecilie Muldkjær Bredesen

            I’m on paid leave as I had a lot of overtime

          • stickfigurefairytales

            Enjoy your time off, then! 🙂

          • Cecilie Muldkjær Bredesen

            Thanks

      • davefragments

        You have a need to knead lots of dough!

        • stickfigurefairytales

          Get out.

      • Thanks a bunch then!

        Wuvya

  • stickfigurefairytales

    O.0

    • davefragments

      I only worked 8:30 to 4:30 or 9 to 5. Never earlier than that. Although for a few years, I would be at the gym at 7am.

      • stickfigurefairytales

        I’m terrible at getting up in the mornings. My bed is just always so warm and comfy. T.T

  • Yikes! I fell asleep a little after 2, way too late for a camp day. I got up again at 4:20. Usual time I set timer for camp-days, but I may snooze (button) a little some days. I do remember getting up quite early to meet for work at 5:00, but never so early as to meet on the middle of the night.

    • stickfigurefairytales

      You guys are all making me tired.

      • Mariona

        I wasn’t supposed to get up this early, but I’m having trouble sleeping (again). I really should try to sleep for a while longer, actually.

        • stickfigurefairytales

          Aw, I hope you can get some more sleep!

        • Is anyone checking the page, anyway?

          • davefragments

            yes. No signs yet

        • I usually get a nap later, after camps, unless I have plans/work/things to do.

  • Not long now…

    • Saxon_Brenton

      Yay!

    • Cecilie Muldkjær Bredesen

      Jubiiiiii

    • *heavy panting stalker mode*

      • Cecilie Muldkjær Bredesen

        Santa it is not nice to stalk people

        • stickfigurefairytales

          But isn’t that pretty much what Santa does?

          • Cecilie Muldkjær Bredesen

            True……….
            Still doesn’t make it nice

          • Saxon_Brenton

            The late Terry Pratchett had a lot of fun in the Hogfather novel pointing out how disturbing the song about Santa was. The one that starts “You’d better watch out…”

          • stickfigurefairytales

            Yes! That was fantastic.

          • Cecilie Muldkjær Bredesen

            * singing* he sees you when your sleeping, he knows when your awake, he knows if you been bad or good, so be good for goodness sake

          • davefragments

            I liked “Death’s” idea of gifts when he’s playing Hogfather…

          • I fell in love with the movie version the first time I watched it.

          • Gregory In Seattle

            He sees you when you’re sleeping. He knows if you’re awake. He knows if you’ve been bad or good so be good for goodness sake.

            Or you will end up like Winston Smith and win a visit to Room 101.

        • Nobodies ever brings me toys anyways…

  • davefragments

    Patreon rumbles with heavy, heavy, earth shattering thoughts and fears …
    This ain’t going to be nice

    • stickfigurefairytales

      *whimpers*

    • I usually stay away from patreon… I watch it from afar never close enough to read/see/get what’s happening…

  • *works way through open tabs, to close down and read again later* Reading two stories.

    • stickfigurefairytales

      That makes me think of drinking a beer in each hand.

      • Cecilie Muldkjær Bredesen

        I always read 4-5 story’s at a time…… I think I’m getting addicted…. or already am

        • Currently reading one online story that just updated tonight, re-reading another that is done (over 200 chapters), and the have a book going. Sometimes reading more at the same time.

          • stickfigurefairytales

            Mmm…stories…

        • stickfigurefairytales

          They’re just so good!

  • davefragments