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The Young Protectors: Engaging The Enemy Chapter 5—Page 43

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Gosh, Gordon, I didn’t know you had it in you…

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So! Gordon just sent Kyle lots of love. But Laampros is having none of it. And Tsunami looks pretty well cooked as it is. Will these warm fuzzies be able to get through to Kyle? Or will his father prove to him that hate can be stronger than love?

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


  • Oh Gordon…

    • stickfigurefairytales

      Hi AJ!

      • Hiya Stick!! How’s it going?

        • stickfigurefairytales

          Pretty good – I’ll be going to Orlando next week for a scholarly conference on Fantasy and Sci Fi and stuff, which is gonna be awesome. I’ve been going for a number of years now, although I’m not presenting a paper this time around.

          • stickfigurefairytales

            How are things with you?

          • Not too bad. Working on figuring out how to make yarn boxes and such. Trying not to look at the news too much either. lol

          • Have fun.

          • stickfigurefairytales

            Thank you! I plan to. 😀

          • That’s sounds like fun!! Sneak over to Disney World if you can. 😀

  • stickfigurefairytales

    Good job, Gordon. Now don’t die.

  • Come on, Kyle. If Luke could resist the Emperor, then you can too!

  • There he is! The Tsu-Tsu I have been defending several times. Grumpy, say things the wrong way, but deeply caring.

    • stickfigurefairytales


    • Pietro7

      You were right, as I hoped, Wolf. Good for you.

    • Derkins

      ok, ok, you were right. 🙂

  • Midori Ren

    Laampy: Didn’t you read the box, Kyle? These powers are meant for evil!
    Tsunami: Psh, instructions. Recycle them with the box.

  • Kate G

    Awwwwwww, he does have a heart….an itty bitty one. *quoting Disney*

    I needed a fluffy pick-me-up from Tsu because I still miss Scooby the horse. He was my first horse that I rode constantly and he is away on vacation from the NFP to recover from equine depression. He was Vince’s next door neighbor, so I used to feed both of them peppermints or carrots…now Cupcake the demon pony is my current horse’s next door neighbor. I had JUST made friends with her in her old stall, and I went to say hi to her today…and her ears went way, way, way down flat against her head and the tail started swishing aggressively. U.U I’ll never win with that pony.

    I need my Scooby time back. *cries*

  • Saxon_Brenton

    I really like the bait-and-switch between panel 1 and 2. Just when you have the sinking feeling that Tsunami is going to put his foot in his mouth with something really awful that will totally crush Red Hot’s spirit and lead to the triumph of Laampros… he gives us weaponised warm fuzzies instead.

    most recent hellsnake fanfic: ep.17 //

    • camelotcrusade

      Looking at your avatar, I must add: Happy St. Patrick’s Day! ☘️

      • Saxon_Brenton

        [sketches a bow]
        And a happy St Patrick’s Day to you, as well.

    • bandanajack

      weaponized warm fuzzies was born of genius!

  • camelotcrusade

    Wet love, hot love… #alllovematters.

  • Brian Hopkins

    “As gay people we get to choose our families, and my chosen family includes millions of brave men and women across this country and around the world. Don’t fuck with my family.” –RuPaul, speaking last year at an event honoring the victims of the Orlando shooting

  • Morgan

    Oh… Tsunami… That was surprisingly touching.

  • Mikki

    who knows if hate is stronger than love, or vice versa…but just imagine how strong Kyle will be when he Combines his Hate for his Father WITH the Love for his Friends/Family…?

  • Madock345

    Tsunami is not the team member I expected to wear the Heart Ring.

  • TwilightDreamer

    Aaaww!!! Good boy Tsunami ^_^

  • Aitsuki

    That was perfect.

  • Karol Chmielewski

    I just love Gordon he is a really good caretaker for the grup I knew from the start that he has some depth and goodness behind that rough and prejudge exterior good job on not making him a strew man Alex! >3 his just as complex and wonderful as the rest of the cast. I really hope we will get a Tsunami Gaiden in the future because I’m really want to know what is that tragedy that he spoke of in the truth or dare chapters.

    The art is superb!

  • Klaus

    Gives new meaning to “have your back”.

  • Juliette Leroux

    Yay! I knew it! Tsu is a big brother in many ways: nosy, overbearing and overprotective, but he loves is team. Now Kyle, time to end up this fight. And then find a way of saving Spooky, if there is one.

  • Jeldenil

    Yes!! Well said, Gordon my boy!! You make me proud and happy I rooted for you!

  • bronakopdin

    Exactly Gordon ;___;
    So go Kyle and kick that real maggot’s ass!!!

  • Mary Klemzak

    Yaaaassssssss Gordon! You tell him! Family is strong! You are strong! Let’s do this!! Raargh!

    • Blood of the covenant is thicker than the water of the womb.

      • Juliette Leroux

        That is a very powerful and… disturbing image.

        • Well, I think the original quote is much better than “blood is thicker than water”. Because the bonds we choose are sometimes stronger than those that are formed by our birth.

  • I feel like the next three chapters are going to be “The Young Protectors Adventures in the Burns Unit”

    • timemonkey

      They’ve got a magic healer so I’m sure they’ll make a much better and faster recovery than they would otherwise.

    • This is a five chapter story, so this is the last chapter unless Alex does an

  • Nate

    OK, I guess Gordon has a heart after all.

    He can still be a real dick sometime, tho. 😀

  • Klaus

    Bare is brotherless back. This saying is from the Viking times.

  • timemonkey

    This is roughly what I was expecting from Tsunami. Now knock him through the portal and then dance party ending!

  • Pikinanou


  • I guess Tsu-Tsu can put the good of many over his personal opinions on something. Kudos.

    …..or he could just be saying things that will ensure their survival.

    Personally, I am going to wait until after the heat of the moment to forgive Tsu-Tsu. He has been pretty harsh and if he doesn’t live up to this when things are over…it could be even more damaging.

    Of course I might also be projecting some of my own trust issues.

    • Klaus

      It will be interesting to see his reaction to Mitch introducing his boyfriend.

      • Saxon_Brenton

        Perhaps something like: Tsunami heaves a huge sigh and then in his best passive-aggressive voice goes “Okay, fine, whatever.”

  • J. Kevin Carrier

    Ooh, looks like Gordon struck a nerve with Papa, at least. Let’s hope it’s equally effective with the kid…

  • Toli Bera

    “I’m done on this side, turn me over”

  • Mohrovia

    Gordon, darling, I hate to pick nits — especially in such a tense situation — but unless something’s changed since the ominous Sister Margaret made us copy the grammar book at least twice circa 1967, it would be “Doesn’t matter…WHOM you want to sleep with…” Either way, dammit, Kyle probably wouldn’t want to sleep with *me*. Now that that’s off my chest, we’ll return to regularly scheduled programming…

  • Jason Moon

    “Come on Kyle, blow this thing and let’s go home!”

    • Daveo

      I agree. Enuff is enuff! This ‘daddy’ needs to be eliminated 🙂 !!!

  • Susan Crites

    Silly me! I had the idea I already was a Patreon patron, but for some reason I double checked–and no! Fixed now. Keep on keeping on!

  • Pinkfeiry


  • Klaus

    “For the record!” Who is keeping a record at a time like this?

  • Saxon_Brenton

    Random bizarre thought: Actually, it makes sense beyond the obvious for Tsunami to be able to say he’s Red Hot’s family rather than his friend. I’m vaguely recalling something I once read on parenting on how hard it is for parents to be ‘friends’ with their kids. It’s one thing to be companionable and get on with the kids, but the fact is that the parent is the final authority. Apparently that’s something that puts a bit of a wall between generations, since there’s basically a power imbalance. It makes it hard to hang out with each other as peers, even when they’re close together in age as Tsunami and Red are.

    So here’s Tsunami, who’s the team dad both by temperament and legally as one of the legal guardians. He keeps an eye on the activities of the others, and tries to keep them on the straight and narrow. That’s very dad behaviour, and makes it hard for the other Young Protectors to just goof off with him.

    But can we really look at Commander’s approach and say that she is any more of a ‘friend’ to the youngsters? She has a completely different method – a far more hands off approach where she just lets them get get on with things until it goes a bit too far and she has to reel them in and get them to focus. We’ve seen in the Spooky origin story that Commander can be empathic, but I interpret that in terms of counselling emotional trauma. I’m having a hard time imagining Commander goofing off and being silly with with her team. She, also, is family rather than friend.

    most recent hellsnake fanfic: ep.17 //

  • Wayne Lunkwitz

    Oh crap……now Llaampros is going to get all fired up again! I hope Gordon can handle this without getting parboiled in his own water!

  • Daveo

    Jesus Alex let’s get this over the with!!!

    • NoiseShaper

      Hey, what’s the rush?

  • ClavisE

    Gordon seems to agree with what I thought.

  • Larkle

    And the lesson is, there’s no such thing as a perfect dad, but grouchy but caring water dad is way better than malevolent and callous fire dad.

    • Pietro7

      I’ll second that. Count your blessings, Kyle, and you’ll be surprised how many you have.

  • Curt Clark

    Damn. Hell of a speech. I kind of love Gordon now.

  • Also, Red Hot, isn’t it kinda dangerous to call Tsunami by his real name? Codenames are there for a good reason, goddammit!

    • Foye

      His dad can read his mind, codenames are useless in this situation.

  • Kick his ass baby 🙂
    you got this, and your family has you <3

  • davefragments

    Once again, Fleet Street is safe from meat pies and demented barbers…
    (think Angela Lansbury and George Hearn in Sweeney Todd)
    And it’s Tuesday, the day for an update. I will finish searching for my kitty cat and be at camping in a few hours. Them pussy-cats is quick.
    {wink, wink}

    • i was watching that too!

      • davefragments

        The music is spectacularly difficult and that pair of Lansbury and Hearn are simply, murderously delightful.

        • A bit weird to see Angela as Mrs. Lovitt..

          • davefragments

            She takes such delight in singing “A little priest” at the end of act one. It’s so much fun to watch.

          • It is. ^_^

  • Short info, before I go back to nap before camp… Starfighter Comic has returned after its hiatus with a new page less than an hour ago.

  • Pietro7

    Hello campers. I found a hoard of frozen Thin-Mints* in the freezer that I had forgotten, so I’ve brought them to camp. Please handle carefully – they’re reeeeeellllyy cold. If anyone’s got warm cocoa with marshmallows, the combination of frozen Thin Mints and warm cocoa is divine.

    * Mint-Chocolate Girl Scout cookies. There, now you know I live in the USA.

    • *Doki takes half the Thin Mints*

    • davefragments

      thin mints,
      I have a fatal attraction to thin mints…

      • Ditto

      • Pietro7

        I hope that it is only fatal for the Thin Mints, and not for you, Dave. 🙂

        • Well, my brother does believe they are laced with something to make them so addictive…

          • Pietro7

            The chocolate will do the job all by itself. 🙂

          • stickfigurefairytales

            I would not even be surprised. I can polish off an entire sleeve in about five minutes if I let myself.

    • stickfigurefairytales

      Mmmmm, yes please!

      • Stick! *glomps*

        • stickfigurefairytales

          Yaaaaay, Doki!!! *glomps back and snuggles up happily*

          • Snuggles! YAY! *snuggles back*

          • stickfigurefairytales

            How are you doing lately? It’s been a long time we last saw each other, it feels like.

          • Well, I messed my knee up the other day and it wouldn’t fix the normal way so I spent most of the day unable to walk on it until it somehow fixed itself. The next day the foot on the opposite leg gets stabbed by a toothpick my brother didn’t throw away. On the bright side I am almost on a normal sleep schedule, falling asleep mostly before midnight and sometimes even before 10 pm.

          • stickfigurefairytales

            Poor Doki! D: But I am glad you’re sleeping better.

  • stickfigurefairytales

    Tomorrow I’m off to the International Conference for the Fantastic in the Arts in Orlando! It’s a scholarly conference all about fantasy, sci fi, horror, and more. It’s awesome. I decided to take a year off from presenting this time, so I’ll just get to relax, hang out with friends, and go hear cool papers.

    The only downside is that I will probably not make it to camping on Friday, but I hope you guys all have fun!

    • Have a good time and stay safe!

      • stickfigurefairytales

        Thank you! ^_^

    • davefragments

      Sounds like a good trip

      • stickfigurefairytales

        Yeah, I’m really excited!

  • I am going to have to go to bed, night everyone!

    • davefragments

      Have a good rest.

  • davefragments

    Patreon is rumbling

  • davefragments
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  • D. G.

    luv this! u go tsu!