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The Young Protectors: Engaging The Enemy Bonus Comic One—Page 10

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The boy speaks!

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And finally, Just Another Sheep webcomic creator Mat Heagerty just launched a Kickstarter campaign to bring his comic to print. He’s a good guy and his comic is actually very cool, so be sure to check that out too! 🙂

We had our thirty-ninth bonus page in a row on Wednesday and, in addition to our regular Saturday updates, there will also be bonus pages on Wednesday, April 16th (page 11!), Wednesday, April 23rd (page 13!), Wednesday, April 30th (page 15!), Wednesday, May 7th (page 18!), Wednesday, May 14th (page 20!), Wednesday, May 21st (page 22), and Wednesday, May 28th (page 25!) And look below! We’re already at $212 towards the bonus page after that!

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Thank you all so much for your generous support!

So! Amanda finishes her story, asks Spooky a question—and he answers! And even more importantly, we can now see Young Spooky’s face in the clear so we know what he looks like! (I know what’s really important…) Will Spooky have more to say? Will the world ever be safer? And will Amanda’s willpower be strong enough to resist pinching those adorable cheeks?

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

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  • Jakk Anthony Guzman

    Yay, he talked!

    • stickfigurefairytales

      Congratulations, Jakk!

    • Damn.. your comment didn’t show up until after I refreshed. Only Sapfo’s and dave’s xD I thought I had it even though my comment wouldn’t post until my 3rd try (good thing I refreshed before making a comment reply to Sapfo on previous page LOL)

      • Jakk Anthony Guzman

        😐

        • Congratz. How ironic that I was busy talking virgins on previous page. That lost me this one xD

      • Sapfo

        I was suposse to get a reply from you… and now I am not getting it? -_-

        • I was about to tell you that speaking of virgins, I got another one. But then I refreshed this page again, and suddently Jakk was there (he wasn’t the first time I refreshed to see if the V was yours or mine), so my page was a little more glitchy than just not posting my comment at first. That would have been a woopsy 😉

          • Sapfo

            Jakk is a sneaky one 😉

    • Congratulations on your 4th TYP virgin!

      • stickfigurefairytales

        That gives you just enough for an orgy!

  • I really like Amanda.. knowing just what to say 🙂

  • Sapfo

    Choclot milk for Spooky
    Oh he really needs it!

  • davefragments

    He speaks!

  • stickfigurefairytales

    Amanda knows what’s up.

  • His eyes aren’t spooky. Silly Det. Parker.

    • stickfigurefairytales

      Maybe they’re…haunted?

      (I originally intended that just as an honest suggestion, but then the pun aspect got ahold of me and wouldn’t let go. I’m sorry.)

      • Ha!

      • Elrohir

        Not to self: read down and see all of Eowyn’s posts before you repeat her comments in a newer post. 🙂

    • Jakk Anthony Guzman

      Maybe it comes an goes?

      • Maybe. I like bagging on Det Parker though.

      • Elrohir

        When he uses his powers (as people have mentioned before) his eyes can change. Maybe when the cops saw him he was still in magic mode? Though I would have thought it would have been patrol cops at that point as opposed to the detectives. Maybe Det. Parker was just referring to that “haunted look” that abuse victims seem to have?

        • Klaus

          In his line of work, he must have seen that look before.

  • Jakk Anthony Guzman

    He looks SO young!

    • stickfigurefairytales

      I know! D:

    • Klaus

      He is so young.

  • Adam Black

    I just realized, if hes been in Hell for a whole year with no shower,
    ( plus sex and Killing demons )
    He must smell terrible!

    • Sapfo

      There is no showers in hell?

      • That would be one of the reasons why it is “hell”

        • davefragments

          burn off the stink with all that abundant fire

          • Adam Black

            I dont think it works that way

          • davefragments

            John Milton says:

            “. . . but torture without end
            Still urges, and a fiery Deluge, fed
            With ever-burning Sulphur unconsum’d:”

          • Adam Black

            Maybe they got an upgrade since then.

          • Adam Black

            Milton was a christian, wasnt he?

            So hes not exactly unbiased.

            He wouldt mention the Vanilla and hottubs

          • davefragments

            I take Paradise Lost as literature and not as religion. And as Literature, Paradise Lost influences poetry and prose down to our day and age. . .

      • Jakk Anthony Guzman

        Maybe flame showers? They just burn all the grime away? But I think one needs to be fireproof for that.

      • Adam Black

        We can ask @alex , but I dont think there is running water.

        and it wouldnt be much of a hell , if it had hot tubs either .

        • Sapfo

          Maybe the smell of sulfur hides most of the smell

          • Adam Black

            I dont know if it works that way, but spooky is back

            he has to be the most evilest smelling thing on Earth

        • Klaus

          Oh yes. And very hot they are.

    • I don’t think there’s any harm in WOGing this, since there is an in-canon answer (that is discussed in a future story.) Spooky doesn’t smell bad at all. In fact, if you were close enough, the smell would remind you of vanilla…

      • mmmmmm Spooky smells good!! Vanilla just happens to be one of my favorite scents ^_^

        • Jakk Anthony Guzman

          One of my favorite scents too.

        • stickfigurefairytales

          Mine too! (three?)

      • silibub

        Innnteresting! A byproduct of his powers?

      • Sapfo

        Wow, is that part of his powers?

        Edit: WAIT NOW MR COMIC GUY! When will it be mentioned that Spooky smells little? This is not a smelling comic and that means that there will be a situation where Spookys smell will come up for some reason. Hmmm! I am on to you! 😉

        • Adam Black

          Oooh Arent you sharp!

          Maybe this comes up in the lockerroom, or maybe he is on TV for a VanillaSpook cologne commercial

          “Cuz Tough Guys don’t smell Scary… They smell Spooky”

          • I like that tag line. 😉

          • Adam Black

            Then you have yourself a future Tshirt to sell

      • Adam Black

        hmmm so either Hell smells like a Cake Factory

        ( Hmmmm Cake …
        Does TV tropes have “Evil smells Great Page ” goes to check… )

        or Spooky has magic Vanilla Cologne powers?

        ( I am leaning toward this one )

        I guess we will find out sooner or later

        • Adam Black

          Looks like NO on the Tvtropes.

          If Spooky doesnt literally sweat Vanilla,

          @Alex Woolfson:disqus could create an entire new Trope page here

          Now I cant help but wonder what theother characters smell like…

          Laampros… ? Cinnamon Buns?

          • Sapfo

            Well If Laampros smells like Cinnamon buns. then I would be ready to give Kyle a sibbling 😉

          • Adam Black

            LOL

            @Alex Woolfson:disqus I think you are going to need to make those trading Cards Scratch N’ Sniff

        • Klaus
          • Adam Black

            Good eye!, I completely missed this joke

          • Klaus

            So did I. They were posted more than a week apart. But someone pointed it out in the QC forum.

          • Klaus

            So did I. They were posted more than a week apart. Somebody pointed it out on the forum.

      • Acintyabedhabedhadasa

        Because fewer apocrine glands…?

      • Careful… I don’t think non-gay men smell like freshly baked sugar cookies… yum one of my two favorites… Methinks this simple WoG could have farrrrr reaching ramifications.

        *chris nods knowingly*

        • …..or methinks Chris is getting his hopes up again. 😛

          ……Love you sweetie o:-)

          • Elrohir

            Nothing wrong with hope (says one of the hopeful) 🙂

        • Sapfo

          Some of them do, at least when they baked all day, coverd in sugar and other sweet things. 🙂

          *Sapfo nods knowingly*

          • Elrohir

            Well, perhaps Spooky is bi? Then there would be happiness in both camps?
            **Suddenly realizing that if Spooky is bi the demand rate would be doubled and the competition could get fierce…oops.**

          • Sapfo

            Well If he is bi, I don´t mind sharing. There is enought adult Spooky to go around.

            *Sapfo knows* ^_^

          • Elrohir

            As I’ve said before, you are a decent soul Sapfo. 🙂

          • Sapfo

            You are to kind, now you are making me blush. Thank you! 🙂

          • D’awwwwww… Sapfo have mercy.

            I’m hanging on by my fingernails here. Even the author is dropping non-gay Spooky shipping hints… Oh nooooeees, he won’t put this gay reader out of his misery yet and just get to the page where Spooky is putting the moves on old (and I do mean OLD… sheesh… 16!) Amanda.

            I just want to hang on to hope for gay Spooky until the last second. Then I shall accept the inevitable gracefully.

            *chris runs wildly through the house in denial*

            See Sapfo, hope is a stubborn weed like that. It just hangs in there through all weather until it totally dieeeeeesss. So, as with Annikin, I can’t accept that Spooky has gone to the dark side yet. Not until there is no other choice and canon and the WoG make it so. Thus, I have one more page… I just can’t. 🙂

            (I can however ship Duncan and Lieutenant Colonel Charleyboy… she’ll whip Anni into shape! Yeahhhhhh… she can even borrow the official pitchfork. OMG, Duncan in love Big Mommy. Genius. Heh.)

            So, to your point, yes it is possible to ‘fake’ cover a non-gay man in vanilla smell, but they don’t usually come smelling that way out of the box (so to speak).

            x, ChrisD

          • Sapfo

            Oh dear. I know that it hurts when buds burst. And even if our dear Alex is a trickster when it comes to his characters are even hop on a bi Spooky. He’s quite a beautiful character and I think he finds happiness wherever he turns in the world. However, I see a great future between our two teenagers. They seem to have an understanding between them, and they only just meet.

            Read at your own risk!
            (Oh my god. Take the big cock of Laampros and put to my ear. You just completely fucked my mind. Oh no that is an image I will never get out)

            As for vanilla smelling guys… well I do know that they don´t come like that. But I do have a box of condomes with vanilla flavor 🙂

          • Well gracious!

            That was quite a bit of information. You know, of course, that I’m teasing at this point. The only thing that matters is that Spooky is HAPPY. And that really is the truth. 🙂

          • Sapfo

            Teasing is fun when both are in on it. I give what I get. And I would not give you more then I think you can handle. 😉
            (And I hope you tell me if I step on your toes)

            Yes, a happy Spooky makes it all good. (and a happy Amanda)

          • Oh, of course… you know me too well. No toe-stepping here. *snort* I love your posts they always make me smile. 🙂

      • fujoshifanatic

        Just when I thought you couldn’t possibly make this character more endearing to me (on the shorter side, slightly chubby cheeked –which implies a more cuddly build, snarky but sweet, self-aware and accepting, empathetic, a hugger, and straight but not narrow), you go and throw in the fact that he smells like my most favorite scent in the world. Well damn. You are seriously trying to knock my Kinsey scale rating back by a few points, at least for Spooky. I don’t even know if it helps or hurts that he has excellent taste in women (hi Commanda!) I want to see this paring happen so bad it’s not funny; I just have to cross my fingers and toes and hope your muse has told you that This. Must. Happen.

  • Sapfo

    Panel 6, I can almost hear Amandas thoughts: “Don´t say anything. don´t say anything. Wait him out….”

  • Spooky in that last panel….I just want to sit him at a dinner table and feed him soup and other foods until he puts on some weight….he looks like he might be just a tad too skinny maybe? Other than his slightly pudgy face?

    • stickfigurefairytales

      Me too! (Probably because he’s been trapped in hell for a year.)

    • Elrohir

      14 year old metabolisms. I swear that sometimes it seems like they could eat their own weight each day and not put on a pound. But he does present a figure that kicks in all of my protective instincts. No lie.

  • Thank you Alex. As always, it is a weekly present to take another step with this great cast of characters. Now, I’m off to soak it up. Much appreciated, and more tomorrow. Special thanks to Adam and Veronica for exceptional work. Take care.

    • Klaus

      Twice weekly actually. Thanks to you Chris, among others.

      • Thanks Klaus that’s very kind of you to say.

        Hey guys! $2.00… you can do it!

        It’s like just sacrifice one can of Amanda’s cola and that Snickers bar and BAM we have an extra page. Please keep us on this 2x a week roll. It’s awesome as only TYP can be. No other webcomic does this so well. We are soooo fortunate. Thank you all for helping as you can!

        • Elrohir

          Very cool indeed that people help as they can. In fact I like that it happens that way. It makes if feel more like it belongs to the community. I’m probably not saying that right but it does and I think most folks here will understand. Thank you all so much.

        • I just did ..or rather I ‘sacrificed’ two big bottles of soda 🙂 Money much better spent here.

          • Ahhhhhhh…. soda sacrifice

            *chris bows to the Wolf with deep respect* 🙂

          • Sapfo

            Well, if all of you are going to jump of a cliff, then I want to do it too.
            Eye-candy for Sapfo please ^_^

  • It’s terrible. I now have an urged to pinch Spooky’s (who is not yet named Spooky) cheeks.

    • Adam Black

      looks cutest in panel 6..

      • But it’s panel 7 that’s tempting me to cheek pinch.

        • Sapfo

          Have you done it yet?
          Oh come on AJ. You can do it…. Just a small one. I won’t tell 😉

          • The temptation is strong. Very very strong. 🙂

  • Chibi

    .. still want to hug spooky poor thing

    • stickfigurefairytales

      I do too!

  • silibub

    The more I think about it, the more I believe that this unexpected interlude couldn’t have come at a better time. We were all concerned about Spooky and curious about his past, and now we get to learn a bit about that. We were also worried about how Commander would react to the situation with Kyle, and here we’re seeing how, even at sixteen, she’s composed and empathetic toward someone in trouble. It definitely makes me feel a lot better about where the rest of Chapter 3 is headed when it resumes, and I already appreciate Commander (who I liked already) at least 100 times more now that we’re getting some background for her character!

    • stickfigurefairytales

      I think you’re exactly right, silibub.

    • It makes me really happy to hear you’re feeling this is well-timed. And that you are interested in the backstory this little bonus chapter is sharing. 🙂

      • Klaus

        For a reader who reads this story for the first time in the printed books, ch. 3 part 1 is going to read differently. Knowing what Spooky has been through will color one’s perception.

        • Yep. 🙂

          • Klaus

            And of course I overlooked the obvious. Not knowing that Spooky was caught in Hell for a year will make this bonus comic very different.

          • Yep. 🙂

          • Elrohir

            Annd yet another reminder of Wizards being subtle. And tricksy…did I mention that Wizards can be very, very tricksy? 🙂

  • The last panel ;_;
    For the first pages in this bonus comic I just wanted to see Spooky, even thought I knew it would be bad, I just needed to see him be somewhat not broken physically. Then I just wanted him to speak, to say anything, instead of sitting there like a kicked puppy, even though I also knew it would be hard.
    I WAS RIGHT, it’s so hard.

    Now he did speak, and it still hurts in my heart. I’m just so relieved that I know already that he’ll be much better later on. If I had a Spooky plushie right now it would be so cuddled.

    • Klaus

      @Alex Here you have an item for your next YP kickstarter: the lifesize Spooky plushie. Though I am a bit concerned about the cost of shipping.

      • I don’t know about life-sized but if people are really interested in a plushie, that is something I could make happen… 🙂

        • Can I request that Flyboy plushies be put on the list?

          • If there’s interest in plushies, I’ll probably have a vote. 🙂

          • Psssst *whispers* Am I Are we going to get to see Mitch when Chapt 3 Part 2 starts up again? (^_-)-☆ Like first page? ^_^

            (I know you won’t tell, but let me pretend there is even a small chance ^_^)

          • You won’t have to wait long. 🙂

          • Elrohir

            Alex, Alex, Alex…you DO realize that with that single comment you have set Milady Doki vibrating in anticipation until the event don’t you? Oh, wait…you probably realize EXACTLY what you just did. Apologies Wizard, I stand in awe of your prowess.
            **Steps back and bows deeply to Alex**

        • TYP Plushies would be very very cool!

        • Feverfew_M

          Yes, plushies!!!!

        • KiraV

          Do want so much. There are some days when you really really need an adorable Spooky plushie to hug.

  • TwilightDreamer

    oh man….that close….I was THAT close to breaking into tears in that last panel….I’m surprised I held it in! XD
    Whilst I’m not saying any teen could’ve done it, I think sometimes it takes one their own age to be able to get through to them…even if she’s older or such, she can still relate to him a heck of a lot better than one of the adults can, even if her situation wasn’t exactly the same, except for the fear that no one would believe her story.
    It’s good for Spooky, because she’s making it clear that she’ll listen and not instantly dismiss what he says.

  • Acintyabedhabedhadasa

    Although “Cola” seems generic enough, its trade dress obviously mimics Coca-Cola, down to the Frank Robinson handwriting. As Hank Hill would say, “You’re sued!”

    “BCPD.” British Columbia? But then why would they be sending the demon head to Washington?

    • Adam Black

      oh NO, all the panels are using Apples Patented Trade Dress of Le Rectangle.

      Nobody Tell Apples Lawyers

    • RD

      More likely Boston College, Baltimore City, or even Bergen County. Considering it’s the first name that comes up in google for BCPD, I’m going to guess Boston College. Cities in British Columbia have their own police that would be named after the city, and rural British Columbia is policed by the RCMP.

      • Takehai

        Or Berkeley City. Or Bannock County. There are a lot of cities/counties out there that start with B. And PD of course stands for “police department.” Many police departments in big cities tend to have sweats branded with their logo. It is often the only clothing they have on hand that isn’t someone’s personal clothing, so it’s what they would give someone who was found running around naked. 😉

        • Klaus

          Would a college have such a large police station? With a morgue (if police stations had inhouse morgues)? The people in the waiting room does not seem very collegey to me.

          • Elrohir

            I think Alex addressed the in-house morgue at the bottom of his comments on the first page. It was a case of “creator’s choice” and thank heaven or we’d have transition scenes from the station to the morgue.

            As to the people in the station not looking much like college types, my experience says that large city colleges are more likely to have lots of non-college folks wandering about. And historically, a lot more negative interaction happens between the university students and the “townies” as we used to call them. So I don’t think the mix would be strange for a city as diverse as Boston for instance. But that’s just me.

            A pretty good article on “Town vs Gown” is

            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Town_and_gown

            And the problems go back hundreds of years. Mind you, we’re still all just speculating on where Alex is going with BCPD. And my track record with that is dismal. 🙂

          • Klaus

            My point was that even if police stations in general had morgues, a college police station would not. And that the police station pictured here is too large and too busy to be a college police station. But then I know nothing about these things. A college having its own police seems very wierd to me. I really have no idea how many they would be or what they would be doing.

          • Elrohir

            Ah, yes I can see that. I’m no expert on any of this (like others here I have relatives in law enforcement but no direct experience) so I don’t know how large a University police force would be. For quick comparison Ohio University is almost 44,000 undergraduate students (I don’t know how many graduate students you would have to add to that) which is 6 times the size of my home town and we had a Police force of 17 or 18 in total (3 shifts and so on). That said, looking back at the panels the feel seems like a city police station. Again, I’ve only ever been in a police station in my home town so I have NO idea what a “city” one would feel like other than TV.

        • Elrohir

          The other huge advantage in using sweats to give to the person found running around naked with all sorts of small abrasions on him is that sweats are not revealing. I think that no victim of abuse would want to be in tight or revealing clothing. And when I think of the heartbreaking way that Spooky is holding himself in and shielding himself from everyone (or conversely holding himself or his powers in and shielding everybody else from them) sweats is the perfect choice. Soft, warm, comfortable and shielding/cloaking; what more could one ask?

    • Beatrix Muircastle

      not sure why they’d sue… it makes me wanna drink a coke.

  • I could be wrong, but I have the feeling that the more close relationship Amanda seems to have with her mom, here when she’s 16, wasn’t the case two years prior. Either that and/or her father.
    I already got the feeling when we saw the first of Amanda’s backstory on previous page, and this page makes it stronger. It’s both what she’s saying, but also what is said indirectly.

    I don’t think she told anyone about her special abilities at that time either. They could be quite new and unpracticed when she was 14 – and that’s just it. When Amanda had her trouble with the cops she was 14 as well, as Spooky is now, and she was at a point where she’d found out that there was more going on with her new powers than she imagined.
    Telepathy is quite a way to find out on her part that the world is far less safe than she thought.

    • Adam Black

      Have we seen her powers at all?

      were they used during the fire?

      • Klaus

        They were. She used telepathy to get people away from the windows.

      • Sapfo

        She did try them on the demon head.

      • Klaus and Sapfo just told you the two times I remember them in use, so no reason for me to repeat 🙂

    • Elrohir

      Interesting thought. Perhaps at 14 her powers were breaking through and the way that she knew she had to help those people was by telepathy? But no fine grain control of it? So she needed the car to go search for them? I like the possibilities.

      • Exactly my thought 🙂

        • Elrohir

          Naturally. Because you’re brilliant! 🙂
          Sent you an e-mail by the way.

  • That last image of Spooky is heartbreaking; and so beautifully drawn and coloured.

  • Elrohir

    I didn’t see anybody else take Alex up on the guessing the special guest appearance. So I’m going for Takehai/Don Davis to be the cop in panel 2 standing to the left of Spooky with his arms folded. I was almost going to choose the Detective in the tie in the same panel on Spooky’s right, but alex and Adam put so much detail into the cop on the left and Veronica’s coloring is almost a portrait. So that’s my guess. 🙂

    • Takehai

      Good guess. 🙂 I always forget how dark my eyebrows are until I see a picture of my self taken by someone else. Or in this case, drawn and painted by someone else. 😉 Fantastic work, Adam, Veronica!

      • Elrohir

        Well I think it looks very cool. 🙂

        • Takehai

          Thank you. I suspect it’s one of those things how when you look in the mirror, the things you notice about yourself are not usually the things other people notice. I usually notice my nose and receding hair. 😉

          • Elrohir

            I can understand completely. Every time I hear my voice in a recording it’s disturbing. Matching what’s in my head to what’s in the mirror? Always tough. And so, you should occasionally take an outside opinion. 🙂

          • Oooops… I should read down before typing… okay GMTA. LOL.The other version of this phenomenon is when talking to someone probably 5-10 years younger than I am and, in my head, we’re the same age and only later do I think about it and realize I’m off. Oh well.

          • Sapfo

            Well In my mind you are younger then you really are, about 10 years or so. (who much is that in gay years?)

          • HA! True that.

          • Elrohir

            No worries. But your comment is pretty spot on. In my head I’m still like 27 years old (an age long past) and then occasionally reality will do something to remind me that this is absolutely not the case (usually in an incident where my body is no longer able to cash a check that my head just wrote or some such). But if you hadn’t said something previously I would have put you in the late 20’s to early 30’s space. Not because you don’t write incredibly insightful things that clearly show experience but rather that somehow I took you as one of those worldly young adventurers who developed perspective and an outlook at a young age. So, in my head you’re still 29ish. No matter how well you write.
            **Tips his hat to Chris’ skills**

          • I so understand. I’m both younger in my head and my voice is much deeper. When I hear myself speak on the phone voice mail recording, I flinch because that is NOT my voice. LOL. Well in TYP-land you look appropriately Detective tough!

        • suck up! 😛

          Though I have to admit he does look kind of cute. ^_^

          • Elrohir

            Ah milady, we elves you know, past masters of seeing through the mist to the true glory of the world. As someone who takes such glorious sunset pictures as yourself surely can. I was merely expressing the reality.
            **Umm…is it still sucking up if it’s true? :)**

          • No, (LOL) it’s not called “sucking up” it’s called “drooling with Kickstarter envy. I wish I had known how cool it would be to be captured in this back story when I was Kickstartering, but I didn’t know how special this story would be. Bravo Alex, Adam and Veronica.

            Congratulations Takehai… and everyone else who had the foresight to go for that category. It is so beautifully done. It’s amazing that Adam and Veronica could take just as much time on the Kickstarter donor characters as they have on any character (maybe even more). You guys all look great. Kudos to both artists and models alike!!

      • It makes me really happy that you like it, Takehai! Thank you again for your extraordinary Kickstarter support! 😀

  • Kiki

    CAN I HUG HIM? Oh gosh, I’ve been waiting for this conversation since the bonus comic started and it does not disappoint! Looking at their facial expressions, the way Amanda is concerned for Spooky and the way he slowly unfurls himself before turning to look at her is like a kick to the heart. As is the fact that this is the first time we’ve seen his face not averted and he just looks so heart wrenchingly young.

    • Nate

      Get in line…

  • Becky

    Oh gosh, I know he said he was only 13 when he was sent to Hell, but that last panel really hits it home how young he really is. Poor kid. I’m so glad we’ve already seen that he turns out okay in the end.

  • Elrohir

    In panel 4 (the 3rd in the flashback row) the look on Amanda’s face as the Detective in the tie puts his hand on her shoulder. If I saw that look I would be hearing the words “Take your hand off me or lose it mister!”
    And I would “oh, so very definitely” take my hand off her shoulder.
    But then I contrast that look with the look in panel 5 (current time) as she glances sideways at Spooky and that look has so much empathy it chokes me up.

  • Klaus

    In answer to Alex’ questions: yes, no and yes.

    About that kickstarter: what a horrible kickstarter page! It may be that the comic has enough following that it will fund anyway, but that page will not draw in anybody new.

  • Elrohir

    Last thought for the night and then off to bed. I am consistently impressed by the way that Alex’s story, Adam’s pencils and Veronica’s colors create such a detailed and entrancing environment that I find myself actually emotionally involved with the characters. Like a lot of people here, the image of Spooky in panel 6 especially just sets off every guardian/protective sense I have.
    Really nicely done. So once again, Thank you very much, Alex, Adam and Veronica.

    • Thank you, Elrohir! I’ve said it before 1000x but it’s true—working with Adam and Vero is a writer’s dream. They take my stories and make them magic. 🙂

    • Noriam Gutierrez

      Yeah, I nearly teared up when I saw Spooky’s face in that last panel… You guys really did a good job. (:

  • Exactly what Spooky needs to open up – someone who will believe him if he does.

    And this goes deeper than just Amanda understanding that the world isn’t a safe place. What the Colonel said back on Page 8 about “I trust my daughter’s judgement” — that was for Spooky as well as the police. The Colonel will back up Amanda, and that means the Colonel’s’s willing to listen to Spooky’s story with an open mind, instead of trying to make it fit into what the police think of as normality.

    I do love the colouring on the flashback scene — it sets it off so well. And Amanda and Spooky are beautifully drawn, unmistakably themselves but also clearly young teenagers rather than young adults.

  • fujoshifanatic

    That last panel! I really hope Amanda starts to make him feel better soon, because his poor little scratched up face is killing me. He just looks sooo tired and worn out, and while his eyes definitely do not look spooky as that dumb detective described, they most certainly look haunted by all that poor child has seen. D-:

    As has been said earlier, Alex, you, Adam and Veronica work so well together to bring to life these wonderful characters that it is both an honor as well as a pleasure to immerse myself in their world twice a week to see what transpires. Really excellent story telling and pacing here; and if you hadn’t planned on telling this bonus story where and when you did, I’m so very glad your muse (she’s a part of the powers that be you know) worked things out so that you could, because it’s working perfectly here. Now if she can work things out in the way I mentioned in my comment below, I will be a blissfully happy camper, so I’m keeping my fingers crossed!

    P.S. I would definitely vote for a plushie (especially a scented one!) of either the man himself or the cute little mascot on his hat, so I hope this can happen as well. 🙂

    • Thank you, fujoshifanatic! (And we’ll just have to see how things work out with that OTP… 😉 )

  • Johndar

    AAAAAH SPOOKY!!! You make me feel the feels, I want to just give you a great big hug! This is a great page, I love Comander she knows what the dizzle is! AUGH! FEELS!

  • Pikinanou

    No! Don’t resist, Amanda! Pinch those cute cheeks!! DO IT!!! 😀

  • b3nc0

    I love the new buttons (will talk about the great page later) the oval ones too; that’s a nice setting for the keychain b^^d

    But, what’s that? Still no TyP magnet? I’d suggest one of the last two panels here http://webcomics.yaoi911.com/archive/ete-ch1-page-6/ and the fourth one here http://webcomics.yaoi911.com/archive/ete-ch1-page-9/ and that’s just for starters…

  • Michael

    That face… ;___;

  • vessto

    Poor Spooky! He looks so desperate!

    Amanda’s words in panel 4, they are stunning, wise and brilliantly right! For sorrow one of the things that makes the world unsafe is the personal search for safety which people still can’t realize can be found only in the mutual safety. In the search for personal safety when seeing other as “enemies” rel safety can’t ever be achieved.

  • Xalun K

    I don’t really have anything to say. I love this. I love you. All three of you. This is amazing.

  • WarGoddess

    He’s. So. CUTE!!!!! SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!! *Ahem*
    He also needs a huggling.

  • Lady_Hiroko

    At least he’s starting to relax a little. Let down his guard. He could still use a hug. Can I hug you Spooky?

    And I understand how Amanda feels. Not to say I got arrested for anything, but I always HATED getting into trouble even if it wasn’t my fault, even if it was something small. I always tend to beat myself up when I screw up. The last thing I needed was someone to throw fuel onto the already raging inferno of guilt. I hate failing–I don’t handle it well–and when I screw up, I feel like I failed. I failed not only my folks who mean the world to me but also myself because I KNOW I can do better. My tough-girl attitude is just a front. A safety thing. It makes me feel like I have some symbolence of control even when I don’t have that control. I see the world for what it is and it pains me that others still have their rose-colored glasses on.

    • LL

      I feel ya. I tried telling basically that exact thing to my super-super optimistic friend and it did NOT go well. Sometimes optimism is a safety blanket too. Sometimes it’s good to get their perspective, but often it’s just infuriating. Not that I’d want to break their little bubble and send them into a depression, though…

  • Kisa

    Spooky!!! I am going to die of cuteness overload. I just want to hug him, snuggle him, and tell him everything will be okay!

  • Sapfo

    Ding Ding?
    Is it really a Ding Ding?
    It is ^_^

    • John

      Well some people around here are REALLY INVESTED in those dings.

      I know I am 😀

    • I understood you perfectly. The weekend just got BETTER!

  • Emiko

    oh my god he’s so cute and tiny and young!!

  • Shinashi

    *grabs and doesn’t let go*

  • Morbidkittygirl

    Oh my god he talked!! I feel like now that he’s talking we know everything will be ok. He’s gonna be ok.
    Of course, we already know he’s going to be ok, but still.

  • LL

    Backstory, backstory, oh how I love backstory~

  • BADBADBADGER

    Oi my gods, little baby Spooky. I can’t handle this.

  • Wayne Lunkwitz

    She did what no one else could do!…..Now I can’t wait for the bonus page!

  • bronakopdin

    oh I actually can really relate to what Commander says… being seen as a little girl, it can be really frustrating… Sadly it’s true that we don’t live in a safe world…
    but THANK GOD Spooky warmed up to her!
    Now how will it go on?
    I’m so curious!

  • Thank you Team TYP. This page was a perfect continuation of the last few pages, especially as Amanda shows us how awesome she really is, even at sixteen.

    In panel-1, I love the way Amanda’s dry relaxed story slyly captures Spooky’s interest. Adam and Vero did a superb job on both of their facial expressions. Hers, so matter of fact, just telling it like it is. Spooky’s made me think his mind just slightly shifts off his inner misery and he starts listening. And that’s exactly what she wanted. Just to get him listening to her and NOT thinking of her as one of ‘them’. Spooky’s expression is so great and so subtle. It’s so hard to capture someone halfway between one emotion and another and you guys really did it nicely here.

    Just to say it so you have it for what it’s worth (maybe nada): there is a scratch on the right side of Spooky’s mouth in panel-1 that just at the first quick glance, I thought it was the beginning of a smile and I thought ‘too soon’ and then I saw that it was a scratch, of course. I may have just needed to make the image larger. It’s clear that he’s just listening. Subtle. So nice. (I just share this so you know of that random quick reaction. I may be the only one who perceived it that way for a quick second.)

    I’m back on my framing kick. I love the way the story’s ‘present’ (well, you know what I mean) is framed and sitting ‘on top’ of Amanda’s backstory (the sepia-toned images). Someone once said something about comic-3D. You guys achieve this in so many really appealing ways. This is one of those thoughtful touches that I could only put my finger on consciously after the second or third read-thru.

    The substance of Amanda’s story so perfectly captures classic teen frustration with not being taken seriously in an adult world. It’s a story as old as dirt and perfectly universally true. It applies to what Spooky has just experienced in this office and it’s very HUMAN. It’s a teenager’s cross to bear with difficult adults who don’t appreciate them. Been there got that t-shirt (and haven’t we all).

    And, just like THAT (snap), Amanda creates an US (her and Spooky) and THEM (all the adults). Brilliant. Is she just a natural? Or did she learn some of this? I always figured The Commander had to be seriously smart, but I may have to raise my estimate of her smarts into a whole other category, because I’m not sure any 16 year-old (or any age) could be doing this any better. Even if you factor in her not yet clear (to us) powers, she’s still very very good in her current role of therapist.

    Takehai — you are easily the best dressed cop in the room. NICE! 🙂

    Alex Woolfson — I saw your Tumblr note, captioning panel-4’s awesome shot of Amanda’s feral expression and your Tumblr caption: “So… how much do you want to keep that hand?” Applause for that bit of Alex-Humor™! Perfect caption, perfect expression. Thank you Adam & Vero.

    http://alexwoolfson.tumblr.com/post/82450760182/so-how-much-do-you-want-to-keep-that-hand-bonus

    And in that expression is the young woman who will one day say, “I trained with the navy seals for eleven months. I could break you in HALF, magic boy.” Sure, she says it as a joke and yet we still believe her. I had once wondered how she led a bunch of teenage boys (you know, like herding cats). I don’t really wonder much anymore. You know, I think her title… ‘THE COMMANDER’. Yep, I think it fits her just fine (snort).

    Looking at her expression in panel-4 and then fast forwarding to the expressions on the interlude page (link below). That’s our Commander, ‘past’ and ‘present’.

    http://webcomics.yaoi911.com/archive/ete-int1-page-8/

    I love the framing of the last three panels it perfectly supports the ramping emotion and message, with the final panel being the hammer.

    In panel-5, I love what Amanda says in subtext: ‘they may not believe you, because THEY CAN’T, but I will because, I understand’. She says it to him straight out, simple and clear… “But, this isn’t a safe world is it?”

    What a great thing to say. People who are robbed, mugged, raped or violated in anyway often say that the thing that is most broken and often for the longest time, if not forever, is the ability to trust. They’ve lost that false sense of safety we all naturally wrap around ourselves in an attempt to be comfortable. I’m aware of it in myself because, I WANT to trust people, so I’m always wrecked when I encounter someone who violates that trust… and then I feel foolish because it is so obviously the way of the world, and I should know better. The world is NOT a safe place and we are responsible for keeping ourselves safe. So, Amanda says that so simply…

    …and it’s reaches Spooky.

    Finally, Spooky’s last 3 expressions are a perfect progression. Panel-5, he’s looking down eye’s closed again, but it’s much more peaceful than in prior pages, he doesn’t look so closed off, just hurting.

    Then in panel-6 you see him make a decision to trust her a tiny bit, just enough to speak. Bravo Alex, I love it when we see a character take a moment to think before speaking. It’s rarer than one might think. None of us are really born with the script in our heads, we need that moment to consider what to say.

    Oh, but that last panel-7! Oh, you guys wrecked me!

    You captured one of those expressions where a very young face looks so sad and so old. His world will never be ‘safe’ in the same way again. Great great work Adam and Veronica.

    I was actually very grateful that we read this after seeing his time with Kyle. So, I knew he’d found solace, balance and, maybe most important, a way to manage the blame and shame, such that it made him stronger.

    This is also the moment that we would see, if he was going to be a classic ‘victim’ or if this was going to turn him toward anger. Hey, I KNOW this is just my own opinion, but this is the expressive face of a generous heart that six years later comes back and gifts Kyle with that wondrous glomp of a hug! Such a glib funny fun character, but talk about still waters running oh so deep.

    http://webcomics.yaoi911.com/archive/ete-ch3pt1-page-31/

    “Dude, I’m really sorry this shitty thing happened to you.”

    Nope, the world is NOT a safe place, but you have people who love you. The BEST message in the world.

    Thank you Alex, Adam and Veronica. You made me cry with that last panel, but it was so worth it.

    • Thank you, Chris, for another wonderfully thoughtful comment. It really is a wonderful feeling to have our work seen so clearly and be so well-articulated. Very cool. 🙂

    • Elrohir

      Struggling with how to phrase this, and I’m sorry if it comes out awkwardly, but thank you for writing this. SO much to think about and a lot of new aspects/facets to think on. I know I sound like a spoiled child, but I miss it on the pages when you don’t write one of these, and that’s not meant as a guilt trip, It’s meant as a compliment and a sincere thanks.

      • I also don’t like it when @chrisdangerfield:disqus doesn’t do one of his write ups. Though I have no objections to throwing a hissy fit and acting like a spoiled brat…..though if Chris took me as his sub, I would have to be well behaved then wouldn’t I? I wouldn’t be allowed hissy fits, but I could pout. ^_^

        I really love reading them Chris, even if that one time you did steal mine and worded it better……O:-)

        (Seriously, no joke….his comment did read like a better worded version of the comment I made earlier on that particular page….even teased him about it at the time)

        • LOL… I know everyone says all the smart things and I know I have to sleep on it and look at it with fresh eyes. I do (when I have the time) try to read the notes, so I can try to give credit when ideas spark my brain. You are one of many smart folk on this list.

          I promise, I’ll put a disclaimer on the top and you may always call me on it when I miss something. It just helps me find it sooner. HA!

          Seriously? The thing I think is a positive about repetition of our observations is that we all see slightly different things and that feeds us all. I know mine are TLDR for some, and that’s just fine.

          So, trust me, when I catch up to everyone’s comments, I enjoy them just as much. Thank you though Doki.

          • I still wouldn’t mind being your sub ^_^ ….I wouldn’t mind being a pet….like a cat   (=^・・^=)

      • It’s full circle. So much is said in different ways by others. I think all the commenting here is classically a situation of the sum adding up to more than just a total of the parts… or please insert the correct quote for what I’m trying to say… but you know what I mean.

        I write these long rambles for me, because it’s fun to imagine what Alex might be trying to say one layer deep. I figure I’m right just about as often as I’m not, like we all are when we try and guess what Alex is up to.

        But, it’s fun and sometimes people will chime in with more and I so love the character chatter. For example (others have said this for sure) this Bonus Story has totally enriched how I view Amanda as THE COMMANDER. Now, I can imagine a prose novel with Spooky and the Commander on some kick-ass adventure. New thoughts for another day. This is definitely one of those properties rich enough that one day, I hope I hope, it will be a tv series and people will be writing canon approved books to go with it. (Sorry, I digressed… LOL.)

        That said, thank you for your very kind words.

  • purplefoxglove

    That last panel. The close-up. Sucker-punched. It’s not only the expression, although that’s part of it. It’s that Little Spooky looks just like Adult Spooky with just the perfect amount of childishness. It’s really, really hard to age a character backwards; whenever I try it, they tend to loose their distinctive features.
    Not so here. He’s younger, the haircut is different, there are scratch marks all over his face, but BOOM! Spooky. Happy, easy-going, cool Spooky with an absolutely heart-broken, desperate, I-don’t-dare-to-get-my-hopes-up expression. Just…wow. I bow to thee, Adam and Veronica. This artwork is magnificent. And, of course, I bow to Alex, too, for creating this wonderful story and putting it into this shape 🙂

    • Thank you, purplefoxglove. And I share your bows to Adam and Vero. I really am over the moon with what they did with Spooky in that last panel. 🙂

  • I just wanted to say I love how Amanda is holding the soda can in panel 6. I’ve done that. Holding it, fiddling it with it, something to occupy the hands. It’s the small things sometimes. Nicely done guys.

  • Adam Irving

    Once again, a magnificent page. Colors, layout, art, story. As others have pointed out, the use of sepia tones to denote an older memories is a nice touch. Speaking of color, I’ve noticed that Adam (the artist; I’m not referring to myself in third person, honest) seems to like giving a lot of our characters’ hair that shiny, blue-black color. Perhaps it’s due to the lighting in certain panels, or some interesting ancestry to a few characters, but it caught my eye. Not in a bad way, Promise!

    • Klaus

      Spooky’s hair has green highlights in chapter 3, Flyboy’s purple.

  • Vinny Gothika

    lovely, and Spooky poor guy

  • Sapfo

    Starfighter have updated.

    • Klaus

      Thanks

  • caelei

    His shirt says BCPD. I don’t know what city they’re in, but the PD is probably Police Department, so was he completely naked when they found him? Poor baby.

    • If you go some pages back, you see the police telling the colonel that they found him walking naked and carrying the head.

    • DC

      Someone suggested British Columbia a couple of days ago in the comments.

      • Klaus

        There is no British Columbia Police Department.

        • DC

          Ok no RCMP. How about Baltimore City or Baltimore County?

          • SofiaT

            …Or Boston College? Or Bergen County? 😀

            (These were the other two of the three results of BCPD Google gave me)

          • Klaus

            Barrels of Condensate per Day according to acronymfinder.com. Or possibly Boulder City Police Department.

  • yaoi fanatic

    poor Spooky

  • Lindsey Amethyst Hampton

    Oh, poor Spooky-baby…..

  • Len Grey

    a long time follower of this comic, and loving it all. I’ve never commented before, but this “BCPD” thing got me looking through the pages… and I am just guessing here, but could it stand for “Bonus Comic Police Department” or something? just a little joke, maybe?

    anyways, I love the comic, keep it going!

    • Welcome, Len! Very glad you’re enjoying the comic!

      (And I like how you think… 😉 )

      • SofiaT

        If Len is right, that’s a cheeky way to break the fourth wall!

    • SofiaT

      Best guess so far!!!

    • bronakopdin

      My personal – half joking but still favourite – version is “Bonnie & Clyde Police Department” though I know that’d be a little daring to name a station like that xD

  • Heh

    Amanda helped spooky, and years later, spooky helped Kyle, and im sure kyle will help someone else ( Maybe some evil dark villain? ). Thats is proof that good things create a good chain everywhere. Do good things, the good spreads.

    It is nice to see it happening in this comic, even if before the flashback, the world was being sold to a big horned deamon. Made me smile a little.

    And im amused to see that the detective, even in amanda’s memories, is still doing the eyebrow thing. *Giggles*

    • Applause… This was just a nice thought and post and made me feel good. Thanks.

      • Heh

        Im glad you liked it! *blushes*
        After all, being a good – natured person is what being a true hero is all about.

  • davefragments

    I hope the update is early tonight. I think I need it.

  • Welcome, Abel! Glad you’re enjoying The Young Protectors! 🙂

  • As promised here is the list of TYP Virgin Owners. They are sorted by number of virgins then alphabetically. I tagged as many as I could. The layout is #Vigrgins and Commentor and under that is/are the page/s. ^_^

    28 – @DanishWolf:disqus –
    Chapter 1 Page 39, 42 – Interlude 1 Page Title – Chapter 2 Page 2, 23, 24, 27, 30, 31, 32, 33, 38, 39, 41, 48 – Chapter 3 Part 1 Page 2, 3, 9, 11, 13, 14, 16, 19, 23, 26, 30 – Bonus Comic 1 Page 7, 8

    19 – @smsif:disqus –
    Chapter 2 Page 25, 29. 35, 36, 37, 40, 42, 46, 47 – Chapter 3 Part 1 Page 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 15, 17, 20, 21, 27

    6 – CommodoreZelda

    Prologue Page 26 – Chapter 1 Page 16, 58, 61 – Interlude Page 3, 5

    5 – @jakkanthonyguzman:disqus –

    Chapter 2 Page 44, 49 – Chapter 3 Part 1 Page 31 – Bonus Comic 1 Page 9, 10

    5 – Samantha
    Chapter 1 Page 53 – Interlude1 Page 15, 16 – Chapter 2 Page 6, 10

    4 – Jenn Roberts

    Prologue Page 21 – Chapter 1 Page 6, 19 – Chapter 2 Page 17

    4 – Kinziechan
    Chapter 1 Page 52 – Chapter 2 Page 3, 9 – Chapter 3 Part 1 Page 25

    4 – Sheva Bree
    Prologue Page 16, 23 – Chapter 1 Page 26, 46

    3 – Alis~~
    Chapter 1 Page 17, 28 – Interlude 1 Page 12

    3 – auburncrow
    Chapter 1 Page 32, 40, 49

    3 – @chrisdangerfield:disqus –

    Chapter 3 Part 1 Page 22 – Bonus Comic 1 Page 1, 3

    3 – @dokidokibaka:disqus –

    Chapter 3 Part 1 Page 24, 28 – Bonus Comic 1 Page 4

    3 – Jay Demetrick

    Prologue Page 15, 18 – Chapter 1 Page 3

    3 – mogoskier
    Chapter 2 Page 21 – Chapter 3 Part 1 Page Title – Bonus Comic 1 Page 6

    3 – Sola Balisane

    Chatper 1 Page 5, 31, 51

    2 – Caffienated
    Chapter 1 Page 9, 11

    2 – DemureDesire

    Chapter 1 Page 7, 13

    2 – Holly
    Chapter 2 Page 43, 45

    2 – KrisYWC
    Chapter 1 Page 22, 54

    2 – melinda stumpf

    Prologue Page 9 – Chapter 1 Page 2

    2 – Rats and Hats

    Prologue Page 2, 3

    2 – Samae
    Chapter 1 Page 33, 34

    2 – @disqus_P2huBPd9nS:disqus –
    Chapter 3 Part 1 Page 1, 5

    2 – Soubi
    Chapter 1 Page 59, Chapter 2 Page 15

    2 –@stickfigurefairytales:disqus –

    Chapter 3 Part 1 Page 29 – Bonus Comic 1 Page 2

    2 – Summer
    Chapter 1 Page 12 – Chapter 2 Page 5

    2 – Tanya
    Prologue Page 22, 25

    2 – toli Bera
    Chapter 2 Page 12, 13

    2 – Yang Yue Lan

    Prologue Page 7 – Interlude1 Page 2

    1 – @admiraljane:disqus –

    Chapter 3 Part 1 Page 18

    1 – Alex S
    Prologue Page 5

    1 – amanda
    Chapter 1 Page 45

    1 – Amaya Redfern

    Chapter 2 Page 20

    1 – Angelicatt
    Chapter 2 Page 7

    1 – Aren0817
    Chapter 2 Page 1

    1 – Aryn Reid
    Chapter 1 Page 37

    1 – Aurora Mom
    Interlude 1 Page 7

    1 – Ayella
    Prologue Page 1

    1 – AyishaShabazz

    Chapter 2 Page 8

    1 – Becky
    Prologue Page 8

    1 – bobbyjoeguy
    Chapter 1 Page 50

    1 – Bryan Axson
    Chapter 1 Page 57

    1 – Bryan Mitchell Floyd

    Chapter 1 Page 21

    1 – Byagane
    Interlude 1 Page 9

    1 – Dana
    Chapter 2 Page 22

    1 – DarkJokerOfAmuro

    Interlude 1 Page 4

    1 – David Rose
    Chapter 3 Part 1 Part 1 Page 12

    1 – derule101
    Chapter 2 Page 11

    1 – disqus_IROxXUnD1

    Chapter 1 Page 60

    1 – Ditzite
    Prologue Page 12

    1 – DivaLady
    Prologue Page 10

    1 – Doktor Nauk
    Chapter 1 Page 15

    1 – @disqus_E1BJEAP7bC:disqus –
    Bonus Comic 1 Page 5

    1 – Erica
    Chapter 1 Page 44

    1 – Eryka Soliel

    Chapter 1 Page Title

    1 – Fabiana Nonato

    Prologue Page 27

    1 – GiovanniBoss
    – Chapter 1 Page 30

    1 – Gnomepocalypse

    Chapter 2 Page 19

    1 – Grifter Timber Wolf

    Interlude 1 Page 11

    1 – Guest
    Prologue Page Title

    1 – Iocane Powder

    Chapter 1 Page 25

    1 – Jacob Porter
    – Chapter 1 Page 55

    1 – Jamie
    Chapter 1 Page 23

    1 – Janice Lee
    Chapter 1 Page 27

    1 – Jason Equality King

    Chapter 2 Page 26

    1 – Jazzeh Platt
    – Chapter 1 Page 24

    1 – Jeffrey McLaurin

    Chapter 2 Page 4

    1 – Jessbethda
    Chapter 2 Page Title

    1 – Joshua Liu
    Interlude 1 Page 10

    1 – Joy Clemens
    Chapter 1 Page 43

    1 – Julia Bachkurinskiy

    Chapter 1 Page 20

    1 – Kaiser_roll
    Chapter 2 Page 28

    1 – Kha Kyle Vu Duona

    Chapter 1 Page 10

    1 – Kit Whites
    Chapter 1 Page 48

    1 – @disqus_8gizXhsHgE:disqus –
    Chapter 2 Page 18

    1 – Krista Panizek

    Prologue Page 13

    1 – Leon
    Prologue Page 20

    1 – LimpBiskit
    Chapter 2 Page 14

    1 – Lynda Depe-Taylor

    Chapter 1 Page 33

    1 – Maggerz
    Prologue Page 19

    1 – Melanie Michaels

    Interlude1 Page 6

    1 – Micky B
    Chaper 1 Page 29

    1 – Midmay Foxe
    Prologue Page 14

    1 – Morenike Kelly

    Prologue Page 6

    1 – Mudunja Kitica

    Prologue Page 24

    1 – nebi_lan
    Chapter 1 Page 4

    1 – Nicola Cameron

    Chapter 1 Page 56

    1 – nuriko455
    Chapter 1 Page 8

    1 – Quantumkid
    Prologue Page 17

    1 – Sanbai
    Chapter 1 Page 18

    1 – Sargon
    Interlude1 Page 8

    1 – Sheana Knight

    Chapter 1 Page 47

    1 – SpiritravenCathaldus

    Chapter 1 Page 36

    1 – Suzie Simonds

    Chapter 1 Page 14

    1 – Syreen
    Prologue Page 11

    1 – the_duck
    Chapter 1 Page 1

    1 – Tina Barron
    Chapter 1 Page 38

    1 – Toki
    Prologue Page 4

    1 – twincast
    Bonus Comic 1 Page Title

    1 – Tyler B
    Interlude1 Page 13

    1 – Vasyl
    Chapter 2 Page 16

    1 – WhoelsetheRealOne

    Chapter 1 Page 41

    1 – YG_Frenchie
    Interlude1 Page 1

    1 – Hikaru Takemori

    Chapter 2 Page 34

    1 – Otoyomegatan

    Interlude1 Page 14

    • Holly

      UGH TWO?! I need to step up my game once I get net.

      • Any idea on how soon you are going to have internet sweetie?

        • Holly

          April 21. But I am driving home in the middle of the night on Tuesday so I can get my brother packed and move. I might really paticipate next Friday.

    • stickfigurefairytales

      Wow, you are awesome for compiling all this, Doki! Thank you!

    • That is some list 🙂 Wow.. I got 28 now. This really shows clearly that my hunting game started around page 23 of chapter 2 *lol*

  • Holly

    Aww Spooky is a cutie boo!!! I want to know more! Also I totally know the feeling of being treated the way people see me rather than by my actions. >_>

    Hello babies, I am not here to camp. I don’t have internet at my new place and won’t have it until Monday April 21. Nearly a hole month with no net. It is making me nuts.

    But I’m at a coffee shop doing some stuff. So I figured I’d drop in and catch up on TYP. Place is open for another 90 so if people are camping I will talk. I MISS YOU ALL! T_T

    • Missed you Holly love! *hugs*

      • Holly

        YAY HUGS FOR ME!

    • stickfigurefairytales

      I’m sorry I missed you here, Holly. Can’t wait until we get you back!

  • Simba

    *sings loudly* The waaaaiiiting is the haaaaardest part!

    • Hello Simba!

      • stickfigurefairytales

        Hi Doki!

        • Hey sitckfigure! I got the Virgin list typed up and posted ^_^

          • stickfigurefairytales

            I just saw it – it’s fantastic! You are so cool. ^_^

          • Yes, I know. ^_^

          • stickfigurefairytales

            😛

      • Simba

        Hiya Doki! Wuzzup?

    • stickfigurefairytales

      Hi Simba!

      • Simba

        Allo, Sticky! ^^

  • b3nc0

    BOOHOOHOO my head & my eyes still hurt, I’ve been mean to everyone so I won’t add a grumpy camp & try to sleep…

    Here are sunset pics of the last three days:
    13th https://plus.google.com/photos/114661535605160092496/albums/6001911871124017057/6001912073031345122?pid=6001912073031345122&oid=114661535605160092496
    14th https://plus.google.com/photos/114661535605160092496/albums/6002256553469827441/6002256707406961474?pid=6002256707406961474&oid=114661535605160092496
    15th https://plus.google.com/photos/114661535605160092496/albums/6002699062465405537/6002699244772080482?pid=6002699244772080482&oid=114661535605160092496

    And a little treat for you all, easy but hungry campers: http://www.joe-ks.com/archives_nov2013/SmoresLevelExpert.htm

    See ya (it took fifteen [15] effing bloody minutes to upload the last set of pics, the wifi must be as tired as I am _(¦3ㄱㄴ)_

    • I hope you feel better soon sweetie! *hugs*

      Those pics were gorgeous! I really like the couple you got of the moon! ^_^

      • b3nc0

        *hugs back* can’t say no to that!

        Thanks, wanted to do a lot of them before and during the eclipse then learned it would only be visible from the other side of the planet tripleBOOHOOHOO

        *takes a couple of pills (nasty things though) a glass of tea heads back to bedroom in order to hug body pillow (whishing it was a pillow body le overworked sigh)*

    • stickfigurefairytales

      Aw, I hope you get a good night’s sleep and feel better soon!

    • I hope you get some good sleep, and then feel better soon.

  • jreed3842

    I’m able to camp tonight!! 😀 Hello, fellow campers! How is everyone tonight?!

    • Hello jreed! Glad you could make it tonight! I am not too bad, been working trying to get things done today. ^_^

    • mogoskier

      Hey, I’m good how are you?

      • jreed3842

        I’m doing well! 😀

    • stickfigurefairytales

      Hi jreed! I’m all right, how about you?

  • Heh

    Hello, felow campers! How are y’all doing today?
    Today i have a lot of sugar in my veins so here i am
    ROCK THIS CAMP LIKE A HURRICANE.

    Can’t fricking wait.

    • stickfigurefairytales

      I’m pretty good, although a little ticked off at the sudden resurgence of winter where I live (there was a forty degree drop in temperature from yesterday to today and we got snow).

      • mogoskier

        Yea the weather is weird today. It started out in the 70’s and now it snowing.

        • stickfigurefairytales

          Stupid climate change crap.

          • Heh

            That single chilly breeze became a storm. Im not even kidding! The rain is just falling down really hard right here. I guess climate change doesn’t take any shit from anyone.

            Stick, PLEASE STOP YOU MAGIC. WE’LL BE JUST WIPED OUT OF THE MAAAAAP. Learn to control you powers, stick. You can do it! No more thunders. ii’ /cries/

            just saying cause If i lose internet conection, you guys know why.

          • stickfigurefairytales

            Oh no!! Now I’ve got to isolate myself from everyone while I try to control my powers until eventually they burst out and I run away and my sister(s) will have to come find me and eventually we’ll save everything with love!

          • Heh

            Im back! Damm girl dat rain be like kyles first accident

          • stickfigurefairytales

            Sorry! It was my first time moving a storm system across hemispheres.

          • Elrohir

            They should turn your story into a Disney movie! 🙂

      • Heh

        Whoa! Can’t say i feel you, Stick ( May i call you stick? ) – Brazil is such a hot country i hardly ever get the chills. But i think it may be nice to cozy up in a warm blanket and have some hot tea, chocolate or just about anything like that you may like. Must be a nice feeling.

        I am, right now, really pumped and so fricking hot, that im just wishing for your winter with all my might. I’ve been singing LET IT GOO, LET IT GOO for half and hour. Still no traces of snow.

        • stickfigurefairytales

          You certainly may call me Stick (that and Sticky are both fine). 🙂 And yes, we were able to have fire in our fireplace tonight, which was really nice.

          I will try and wish some of this winter your way for you, too! 😀

          • Heh

            Thanks, Stick! That is just so sweet of you.
            Hope you enjoy your fireplace, it really does sound really nice. :3

          • stickfigurefairytales

            My mom always says that the most important things for her to have anywhere she lives are a screen porch and a working fireplace.

          • Heh

            That worked like a charm! I swear some brezee just passed by my window and yay, it was so chilly! You must be some kind of wizard!

            Also, kudos to your mom. Vey clever woman.

        • mogoskier

          I’m in the 6 month of my winter. You can have it, please take it.

  • stickfigurefairytales

    I am currently on page 48 of my tumblr dashboard and am still not done catching up. This is why I can’t go all day without checking it.

    • stickfigurefairytales

      Page 59 (and this isn’t counting all the things people have posted since I started going through this)

    • b3nc0

      I’ll check the new page (you know how it is) then I’ll be on your case, young lady.

  • *Joins camp*
    I’ve just had the WEIRDEST (sci-fi horror-ish) dream for the last 1-1½ hours, since I woke up shortly earlier, but of course it fit so just when I actually need to stay sleeping to get something confirmed, the alarm clock went off and I didn’t get the end of it.
    I seriously feel like I’ve just seen a one-time-chance-to watch movie, and then missed the last conclussion .. the dream was that clear .. but because of the nature of the dream I don’t know if that was a good thing, or if things were just about to turn really bad again xD

    • stickfigurefairytales

      You should tell us about it and then we can come up with an ending!

      • It was like a mix of scary sci-fi and people from the superhero univers.. but it was taking place in/around my old public school area. It was Robin as main ‘hero’, someone recembling Felicity from Arrow in personality, and a lot in looks, had a larger part too and a short but significant appperence by McGee (o_O probably because I watched NCIS a couple hours before bedtime). McGee and the ‘Felicity-ish’ person were a couple btw.
        I know Robin and someone else (this one I’m not sure of, but I know it wasn’t Batman *lol) were checking out my old school because someone was held captive there by what turned out to be this big bad ass supernatural powers dude who Robin escaped from. And then it evolved around escaping/fighting all the bas-ass guys. Especially a woman who was pretty darn hard to hurt/kill.
        When my alarmclock went off Robin, ‘Felicity’ and McGee had just survived the fight, and thought they had killed the woman, but because my dream view switchd between 1st and 3rd person view – again, like in a book or movie – I know she didn’t die because just as ‘they’ left her view, (I) saw her move despite of having a broken neck and other bad injuries. Like some kind of bodysnatcher thing.
        Then it was changing to a new scene, and the ‘heroes’ were in a room talking to what might have been older family, and then it switched to 1st person again, not sre if (I) was one of them or one of the previous heroes captured, where I had just leaned over and whispered something to Robin about the bad guy still being ‘here’, and i believed it was in the older man. Then (I) caught the stare of the older man… and the alarmclock woke me up xD
        I told you it was weird.

        • stickfigurefairytales

          Aaaah, that older man sounds super scary!!

          • I know, right! He went from seeming like this really nice elderly, caring man .. and then suddently he rose (my) suspicion. And just as I was about to find out if it was true.. *beep, beep, beep*

          • stickfigurefairytales

            Wouldn’t it be kind of cool if that were the end-of-episode cliffhanger, and then when you went to sleep tonight you could continue the dream? (Unless you didn’t want to, of course.)

          • Not sure if I’d like that or not. The dream was always on the edge of becomming a horror movie (nightmare) and where I like the supernatural themes, I’m not into horrormovies unless i can close my eyes or zap away shortly.

          • stickfigurefairytales

            Maybe if you could make it a lucid dream and change things if it got too horror-y.

          • There was also a lot of other details and plot to it, but just gave the main one to not write a complete novel 😉
            It was this strange mix of a superhero/sci-fi/horror ‘movie’ with a bodysnatcher twist – all mixed with more ‘real’ people, and me switching from being a part of it and having a 3rd person view.

    • *hugs* Hey Danish love! I posted the Virgin list earlier! Your dream sounds very interesting and I have had the same problem!

    • Sapfo

      Hello Danish
      Good Bye Danish…..
      Darn it, have to run in like 10 minuts.

      • Hello Sapfo! I posted the Virgin list earlier! You can look at it when you get a chance! ^_^

      • BYEEE.. I think I replied just in time.

        • Sapfo

          No, you did not. I’m on the train now. Virginhunting at it worst.
          Yes, Doki I saw the virgin top list. Wow that’s a lot of work

      • stickfigurefairytales

        See you later, Sapfo! Have a good day!

  • davefragments

    hi campers. I finally made it to bed tonight. Now for the new page. . .

      • davefragments

        Aw, cutie. My place is too dry for fish tanks. It’s the steam heat (banging on the pipes)
        🙂

    • stickfigurefairytales

      Hi dave!

      • davefragments

        Hey, how’s it going?

        • stickfigurefairytales

          Pretty good. Making my way through a massive tumblr dashboard backlog since I hadn’t checked all day. (I’m up to checking through the stuff that was posted since I began going through everything in the first place, though!)

          • stickfigurefairytales

            How are you?

          • davefragments

            Reasonable OK. I’m doing Estate work and somedays when it snows (like this morning) I get down. I’m better now. Had a few good laughs and a very good Delmonico Steak for dinner. Thursday the closing of the house. My Niece is buying my Mother’s house and that is good. Most of the heavy work is done.

          • stickfigurefairytales

            That is good. I’m sorry about the snow – I hope we’ll be done with it for the season soon!

          • davefragments

            I am so tired of snow. In January, I paid two friends to shovel all 320 feet of my driveway and it snowed again a day later. They came back. They laughed as I screamed and cursed out the weathermen. All I Can say is that yelling was emotionally satisfying. The snow didn’t care, though.

          • stickfigurefairytales

            🙁

          • davefragments

            I’ll live. Sometimes throwing a minor hissy fit is the best thing you can do.
            {wink, wink}

          • stickfigurefairytales

            That is true.

  • Sapfo

    Oh no, there is a perfume lady on the train. AJ can I hit her? Please! She is making sneaz 😛

    • davefragments

      She’s afraid she might actually smell like a human being.

    • stickfigurefairytales

      Ugh, people who wear too much perfume or cologne or body spray…

    • Oh I hate those folk that bathe in perfume

      • Sapfo

        So I can hit her then? 😉

        • Secretly

          • Sapfo

            Oh In my troll mind I hit her hard…. With words. Not spooken…

          • Spray a hose at her there too

          • Sapfo

            I like your kind of evil. So you ever think of joining Duncan and PP? 😉

          • I’m Switzerland. 😀

          • Sapfo

            Speaking of nothing else. Did you get the comic I sent?

          • Yes. 😀 Cool comic

          • Sapfo

            Glad to hear. I forgot about it until I read your

          • 😀

    • Dislike, I need a dislike button. Perfume baths should be banned.

      • Sapfo

        You can downvote me xD

        • But that is you and not the situation *lol* .. I didn’t really think my request for a dislike button through xD

          • Sapfo

            Well I am downvoting her, and flagging her 😛

    • When I hug Vestel, an older gentleman, I always come out of it smelling like him….he doesn’t smell bad, but I don’t really like smelling like him…

  • Bwahaha.. I’m pretty much forgetting to refresh my page, because I’m reading these: http://themetapicture.com/this-is-why-some-people-should-not-be-allowed-on-facebook/
    I don’t know if I should just keep laughing or be scared for the future xD

    • davefragments

      I’m stealing that for my friends. It’s priceless.

    • Klaus

      I don’t know if I should laugh or weep.

  • Ali

    Hi fellow campers! While camping, I wanted to ask if any of you knew of any webcomics that featured lesbians as the main characters. I read Yu+Me = Dream, but that’s the only one I found that’s centered around lesbians.

    • stickfigurefairytales

      There’s the superb Dykes to Watch Out For, and I believe Oglaf features lots of lesbians.

      • fujoshifanatic

        I totally cosign DTWOF, but I didn’t know if this was online? I have been reading the books for literally decades. If it is online, may I have the link?

      • Ali

        Thanks! I’m familiar with Oglaf, but there’s not much of a running story with that one. I’ll definitely check out Dykes to Watch Out For!

        • davefragments

          I gave the book of OGLAF to my Brother one Christmas. his wife went absolutely bananas hating it. She now calls me the spawn of Satan. I don’t think she got the joke.

    • fujoshifanatic

      Here is one that is very quirky, fun and a little trippy: http://www.gogetaroomie.com. Many of the characters fall along a wide range of the queer/kink spectrum, but the main character is a lesbian, and the ultimate manic pixie dream girl. 🙂

      • Ali

        Awesome! Thank you!

    • fujoshifanatic

      Another one that I like is this one: http://www.ohjoysextoy.com. It doesn’t have a story line per se, but it it’s also veeery queer/trans/bi/kink friendly, and is educational to boot!

      • Ali

        I love that one! And the comic she did before OJST is amazing, too.

    • It’s not a lesbian comic per say, but Menage a 3 has a lot of bi and/or girl with girl action, especially now here later in the comic. It starts out more m/f, bi, GLBTQ but has turned a lot more towards female action now, since they take a much larger part of the current main cast.
      There’s also other comic spin-offs from Ma3 that is going in the lesbian direction, and I believe the artists behind the Ma3 also has a seperate comic or two that has lesbian characters, or the whole comic is lesbian themed. I haven’t read those, but I’ve seen the links to them on the Ma3 site.

      Also the finished comic Khaos Komix has a part with lesbians. Khaos is build up from 8 stories that intertwine and build up the overall main story. You need to read them all to understand the full story, but two parts of the 8 are the views of the lesbian couple, and of coursr they’re also in the rest of the story since it’s all connected.
      Khaos is really great, and there’s also new seperate sidestories to be found on the artist’s other site (you can probably see the link on Khaos)

      • fujoshifanatic

        Oh! Love those comics too! Menage a 3 kind of reminds me of a raunchy Archie comic, and is fun to read. The artist has another one, Eerie Cuties (www.eeriecuties.com), that is fun to read and while not as queercentric, is nonetheless a very fun read. 🙂