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The Young Protectors: Engaging The Enemy Bonus Comic One—Page 13

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I like how Spooky just accepts as given that Commander does indeed have cooties.

(And is that a little bit of the someday-grown-up Spooky coming to the surface in Panel 5? Just a little bit, maybe, yes…)

Oh, and…

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So! Candy bars have been munched, Commander offers Spooky a sip of her soda, and Spooky responds to a challenge to his 14-year-old maturity by claiming that sip for his very own! Good golly, with all this fast-paced action, I can barely catch my breath! Who knows what they might eat or drink on the next page?!

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  • Sapfo

    Yes, panel 2! He is so enjoying that candy

    • I think I can say congrats on your 20th TYP Virgin!

      • Sapfo

        thank you Doki.

  • Omg Panel 2! Panel 2

  • <3 Spooky

  • Loneliestoflulabies

    I have the virgin yaaaaaasssss

    • Loneliestoflulabies

      False alarm, I was close though

      • stickfigurefairytales

        Better luck next time!

  • Mickey B

    A year is way too long to go without chocolate.

  • Simba

    omg That face! <3

  • davefragments

    He’s just spent a year in Hell and killed a demon on the way out. “Girls” are no longer a problem.

  • Chibi

    OMG IS THAT COLA BRAND COLA!???

    • Toli Bera

      actually it’s Carlsbad Cola! (Fall into the flavor hole~!)

      • Adam Black

        is that a reference to the caves?

  • She really stocked up on those candy bars. ^_^

    And Spooky’s face in Panels 2, 5, and 6…….*squeee* Soooooo Adorable!!!

  • SofiaT

    Cute Spooky is being cute.

  • Sapfo

    I have to say that it is not only Spooky that is adorable on this page. Amanda! You are so sweet.
    Yes, Alex, I can see the Spooky in Spooky-to-be.

  • science

    Amanda looks so sassy in panel 3, I love it.

  • Chibi

    my “must hug” meter is like off the walls now and has broken >>

    • b3nc0

      I would have helped you out, but my spare one exploded two pages ago ¦ °/

  • And there folks, we witness the budding life long friendship between Spooky who is not yet Spooky and the Someday Commander. It’s so very beautiful.

    • Adam Black

      and based on the transmission of gendered transmitted diseases.
      This comic tackles new issues every day

      • What’s some shared spit between friends.

        • Adam Black

          When you are 14? Maybe nothing maybe…

          http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/risk-of-ruptured-spleen-following-a-mononucleosis-infection

          But Im sure Spookys Demon Blood will protect him

          • You need to stay away from WebMd, Mister Black. 😛

          • Adam Black

            My head is webMD, I just pulled it up to look rigorous

          • Klaus

            Does Spooky have demon blood?

          • Adam Black

            Shhh its a secret for later chapters.

            Dont tell anybody, Its so secret that Alex refuses to confirm or deny it.

            ( Hes already pulled the Darth Vader trope, once Spooky kisses Redhot, Its all but Confirmed that spooky will be revealed as his sister )

  • Toli Bera

    oh come on. everyone knows Cooties can only be transferred by direct contact. you can’t get infected by sharing food. Know the facts kids. and make sure your cootie shots are up to date. An unvaccinated child is an infestation waiting to happen.

    • Sapfo

      I thought suger was the anti to cooties. I learn new things everyday.

      • Toli Bera

        this is covered in the “Can’t get infected sharing food” but it’s good that information is available on the subject.

    • fujoshifanatic

      Don’t indirect kisses (like sharing a Coke can) count as direct contact in Japan? At least that’s what I learned from anime. 😛

      • Toli Bera

        only if there’s a significant amount of backwash. like 87% spit to 3% cola.

        • b3nc0

          Can I eeeww?

  • Thank you Alex, Adam and Veronica for breaking the glass ceiling on maximum page adorability. Proving that no page can be TOO adorbs, and that chocolate is ALWAYS an answer. You guys are the best at making real-life a good bit better. Much appreciated!

    • Sapfo

      Jupp, they do. That is so sweet you might have to brush your teeth afterwards.
      Take care, Chris-shaped-friend. ♥

      • Adam Black

        But who shaped him? Is it permanent…?

        are you trying to clue us in to a http://dune.wikia.com/wiki/Face_Dancer

        situation?

        • Sapfo

          I hope so. I kind of like him the why he is right now. But I think it might not be so permanent. You see, he is human after all. and they do tend to change some over time.

    • This is why we have to protect the earth better. As far as we know, it’s the only place that has chocolate.

  • Adam Black

    … and this is the Story,
    of a boy who faced down demons,
    returned from Hell,
    and spent the next two weeks In Hospital recovering from Mononucleosis

    • Sapfo

      Well, who knew that would happen.

      • Adam Black

        You are the Nurse. You should have warned him.

        • Sapfo

          But he looks so happy. How could I take that way from him. Oh don´t look at me like that. I know I should have kicked in the door and made sure he hade some real food in him. Not that candybar(e).

          looking at panel 2, lower lip quivers

          I can not do it! He is to cute!

          • Adam Black

            admit it,
            secretly you want him to join you in Sick-bed,
            I forgive you

          • Sapfo

            Well, I would not mind being his nurse. But I would not join his sick-bed. Do you know how unsanitary it would be.
            However a healthy adult Spooky, yup, that would do.

          • purplefoxglove

            In case you need backup, we could work in shifts 😉

          • Adam Black

            You made me realize that some people literally have that as a kink, because of the “unsanitary it would be”

          • Sapfo

            O.o no! No no no!
            When will people realize that I got the most unsexy job ever?

          • Adam Black

            Probably the day that Hospitals stop making people wear gowns that expose that asses for no reason whatsover..?

            Oh, you have a headache, take off your underwear…

      • Adam Black

        web MD

  • Danny

    It’s interesting how he makes sure she takes a bite before he eats his half, but once he bites into the piece of candy bar, all of his caution just vanishes for a second. His eyes close, and he seems to be focused entirely on only the taste. I’m not sure if he trusts her enough to make himself slightly vulnerable for a moment or if he is just temporarily overcome by pure genuine goodness (a.k.a. chocolate), but that is very adorable.
    I think his spunk in sassing her back for the cootie comment also is indicative of the man that he will become, the one that we all know and love. No matter how hard the road, he’ll get through it and emerge stronger and wiser on the other side.

  • Ahh, this page makes me so happy. He’s not more beaten down than being able to respond to a little fun with a typical reaction to a sweet girl giving him a ‘challenge’ *lol*

    That face, enjoying his first bite of the chocolate bar, is too cute for words.

  • Sapfo

    I can see this page, (give a few years) go to this page. http://webcomics.yaoi911.com/archive/ete-int1-page-9/

    I think futur Spooky don´t mind some cooties 😀

    • Adam Black

      futur.. got dune on the brain

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

      • Sapfo

        Sorry, I did not mean to do that. I will correct my spelling mistake and nver speall wrang agaen.

        • Adam Black

          They Hunt http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honored_Matres

          You are going to have to try hahdah

          wrang is in the dictionary

          http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wrang

          • Sapfo

            Oh, so that what´s happen to the sorority I started in college. Ops!

          • Adam Black

            tht wouls imply you have some skills

          • Sapfo

            Skill? Yeah right I got that. I took some from a guy I meet

          • Adam Black

            Thats terrible. you are a professional. You should have access to high quality , laboratory-grade manufactured, skills .

  • caelei

    Last panel has more of a Spooky face and posture.

  • Well @Chris Dangerfield:disqus is usually the one who’s really good at converting the pages, so I’ll just do this briefly about Spooky:

    Panel 1: Still not taking my eyes of her in case she does something.
    Panel 2: Oh god this is SO good I can’t even focus on anything else.
    Panel 3: She tries to lure me in with more of the precious yummy.
    Panel 5: Huh? Iiii don’t know about this. It IS cola. She’s kinda funny, but what is she up to`?
    Panel 6: I’ll still keep my eyes on you, you’re sneaky, but I can’t let this stand. Challenge accepted!

    • Sapfo

      xD
      I think someone needs some sleep.

      • You are most likely correct 😉

        • Sapfo

          As I said before. Sleep well Wolf. You have some hunting to do in the evening.

  • EMR has updated! http://elanmeetsrafa.com/the-comic/ch20pg19/ and don’t forget that it is two pages!

    If there is anyone who hasn’t read this wonderful comic yet, you can begin here: http://elanmeetsrafa.com/the-comic/

    • Donald Burch

      EMR is epic and here I see a TYP page of epic proportions. Can my brain stand it? Oh no! There it goes! *Pounce! Scamper-scamper-scamper*

    • Started Elan Meets Rafa a while ago; dropped it because the music seemed to be a big part of the comic and I had no audio. Laptop should be fixed tomorrow: might start reading it again.

      Recently discovered Title Unrelated. I continue reading TJ & Amal, Tripping Over You, and (of course) Girl Genius (still holding out hope for a OT3 ending there).

      TRiG.

    • purplefoxglove

      Shame on you! How am I going to finish my BA thesis if you guys keep posting good comics?
      Oh well. The deadline is still six weeks ahead 😉

  • Donald Burch

    Okay, brain back in the pain with some leeks and bacon. Mmmm… Where to start? Facial expressions define the perfection of this page. The sassy lift of an eyebrow from Amanda and the sly smile from Soon-to-be-Spooky says it all. Bottom line, for me that last panel with Spooky made my week. In real life, if a cute guy smiles at me like that I blush to the point of spontaneous combustion and grin like crazy. I love that look!

    ~Anyway…~ As a writer I’m curious about how Alex conveys to Adam and Veronica how he wants these subtle visual expressions illustrated and colored. It strikes me as indicative as to how close they are creatively. Since I aim to do my own digital story one day I pay attention to the masters.

    • Elrohir

      Hah! It’s an accepted fact that the Wizard Woolfson uses magic to arrange all this. 🙂
      Actually, it’s a great question and I’d like to hear the answer too. So, Alex is there a back story around you and Adam and Veronica? There clearly has to be some incredible chemistry in play for the way that Team TYP continuously puts out such high quality material.
      I’m no expert, but I am (to quote Hiccup) “really very extra sure” that the integration of story, expression, pencil art and coloring into such a solid synthesis is no accident. Anything you can or care to share about it?
      While I may not know how it works, I can recognize that it does. It is, in fact, one of the reasons I donate what I can/when I can. I know it doesn’t take all the stress out of things, but I figure those things which help to keep Team TYP happy and engaged in something they so obviously love to do equates to “good for the universe as a whole”. And I’m “really very extra sure” about that too.

      • Gosh, there’s literally a whole essay I could write about our workflow. Between the three of us, literally dozens of hours are put into every page and you’re both right, it is a very close collaboration with a lot of back and forth.

        There’s a lot I could say about it if there’s interest. But the short answer is: one of the main things my scripts focus on is the “acting” of each character (it’s what I spend the most time describing) and Adam and Vero are very gifted story-tellers, so nailing these subtleties is important to all three of us. I’m glad to hear you think we’re doing a good job of it! 🙂

  • Dorian Hoppie

    Did I mention how happy I am that you’re giving us some Spooky backstory? I think I mentioned it earlier, that it would be awesome. I wasn’t actually expecting it! I’m SO happy!!

    • I’m very glad you’re enjoying it, Dorian! 🙂

  • Maria White

    Spooky: *thinking* Oh god, sweet salvation of chocolate.
    Amanda: I got more, and a soda.
    Spooky: I am going to make love to you with my eyes now.
    Future Kyle sent back from the past into the future: BACK OFF HE’S MINE! *hisses and hugs Spooky*

    • Wayne Lunkwitz

      BWA HA HA HA! YESSSS!…..So sorry….NO! I’M NOT!

  • fujoshifanatic

    I know Spooky is ethnically Chinese, but if panel 2 isn’t the definition of Kawaii!!!!, I don’t know what is. So much to love about this page, I don’t know where to start! Spooky’s chocogasm in panel 2 (do I see the hint of a cat smile? Aiiii!!!)…Amanda’s snarky flirtation…the blossoming of present-day Spooky in the last two panels…the TYP Creative Team has truly made my hump day. Now I must go and die from all the cute in time to recover for work. Thank you Alex, Adam and Veronica for such an adorable page.

  • John

    ooh, thems fightin’ words!

    It actually occurs to me that this whimsical banter is probably more effective than I’d thought. I’m usually all for confronting ones issues but then I’ve never been through an experience so traumatic it left me stumbling around naked with only an eviscerated demon for company.

  • heck.
    i’m just trying to figure out what the “BC” in BCPD stands for.

    (perhaps, Bakersfield County?
    Baltimore City?
    or..?)

    • DC

      a couple of pages back Len Grey suggested “Bonus Comic Police Department” which was a rather popular idea 🙂

  • avstron

    I’m starting to see more Spooky in this most un-spooky-ish Spooky.

  • Superjenny

    Outer Spooky: I’m not afraid of your cooties.

    Inner Spooky: Bitch, I’ve been through hell and back just to experience a Nutbuff again; cooties ain’t got shit on me.

  • He speaks!

  • cheerbearp

    While the Nutbuff may not be the highest of cuisines (certainly up there though), Young Spooky has the face of a true foodie experiencing the wonder of a most glorious flavor profile. I know that face; I make that face. 🙂

  • Adi Zeller

    When I saw the second panel, I thought: “Wow… young Spooky looks a lot like Alex!”

  • TwilightDreamer

    aaawww!!! yes!! THERE’S the Spooky we know and love 🙂
    That second panel was sooo cute btw ^_^

  • grimsister21

    I just got updated with the last few pages. Damn, I love V!

  • bronakopdin

    he smiles for real!!!!!!!
    I’m so happy, I actually cried right now ;_;
    even though it’s just eating a candy bar, he SMILED!!!!
    And even if he’s still cautious he really started to trust Amanda already, it makes me feel so relieved 🙂

    if Commander really has cooties, she can be happy that Adam and Veronika were nice enough to censor them out of the page ^^
    good caring artists we have here, to save a girls reputation!
    just imagine those tiny dark spots celebrating oh Amanda’s beautiful dark hair!
    I guess in Spooky’s we wouldn’t even see them here xD

    *cough*

    by the way my latest thery of “BCPD” is “be clever, play dumb”
    xD

  • SofiaT

    I try not to share unrelated links here, but a few months ago we had a long discussion about language and the power of words, triggered by the content of a page and a joke Spooky made. So I thought you guys might be interested in reading this: http://m.policymic.com/articles/88101/inspiring-photo-project-calls-out-the-offensive-slurs-we-use-every-day-without-realizing

    • stickfigurefairytales

      I had seen some pictures from that! It is such a cool campaign. Thank you for sharing the link!

    • Elrohir

      That was AWESOME…thanks for sharing it.

  • purplefoxglove

    And from this day on, whenever one of the team felt down, the others would surprise them with a nutbuff ^^ I’m sure Spooky slipped Kyle one when he hugged him. Instant happiness!

    • stickfigurefairytales

      Unless their superhero weakness is a nut allergy.

      • purplefoxglove

        Now that’s a theory to test on the Annihilator…

    • Tahir Raines

      “I’m sure Spooky slipped Kyle one when he hugged him.”
      Am I the only one who read this as innuendo? lol

      • purplefoxglove

        For ONCE I try NOT to put an innuendo into my comment, and BOOM! There it is. I’m officially hiding behind English not being my mother tongue 😛

        • Elrohir

          So then you’re saying it was your tongue that slipped? 🙂
          **Looking about with big brown puppy dog, oh so very innocent eyes**

          • purplefoxglove

            That…or I simply have a dirty, dirty subconsciousness 😉

  • Sai

    He’s 14 here? And she’s talking about cooties? Poor Spooky she probably thinks he’s like 10.

    • Vasyl

      Well he could be short for his age. Then again we don’t know the effects hell has on the human body.

      • Guest

        Girls do mature faster. I knew a boy in high school who at 14 was shorter than everyone else, but grew up to 6’8″ by the time he graduated. Not that grown spooky is a super tall person.

        • Vasyl

          True but my point still stands.

  • Cman65

    and that is how to go to Hell for a year and come back

  • Pikinanou

    *read the page* Aawww
    *re-read the page* AAWWWW
    *look at the overall scene for the umpteeth time* AAAAAWWWWWW!!!
    Please excuse me while I swoon myself to unconsciousness :3 I declare myself an official Amanda/Spooky shipper, starting now! 😀

    • stickfigurefairytales

      Yeeees, come to team Spookmander!

      • Elrohir

        Okay…somehow in my head that line sounded just a bit evil overlord sibilant…I don’t know why…because the intent is good…just somehow… 🙂

        • stickfigurefairytales

          Now I’m hearing it in a Gollum voice. 😀

  • bibliophile41

    Panel 2 has the most adorable Spooky yet! :3

  • stickfigurefairytales

    Hooray!!! [Also, I can’t believe I forgot about camping last night! D’oh!!]

    • Heh

      Missed it too. I feel you.

  • stickfigurefairytales

    All of the expressions in this make my heart sing. Amanda’s relaxed, “mmmm, chocolate” expression in the first panel with Spooky’s still hesitant but going-to-venture-out-on-a-limb face, the sheer bliss in his expresssion in panel 2, Amanda’s wryness in panels 3 and 4, the way you can *see* Spooky opening up in panel 5, and the emergence of present-day Spooks’ wit and self-assurance in the final panel alongside Amanda’s happiness at seeing this boy transform from the huddled, frightened figure she saw when she first entered the room. Just…gah! So amazing. Bravo!

  • Heh

    There are a lot of things i’d like to say about this page. I would love to babble about the beauty in this page for hours, to the face of hapiness spooky does to the satisfaction in amanda’s face, the fact that she got 3 more bars, and just the detailed expressions, full of emotion, and as always, beautifully drawn [ is it the correct word? my english is a little rusty] /colored.

    But since my time is a little short, i’ll have to go with ‘d’awww’. Just… d’awww. These two are so fricking cute.

    • Sanbai

      *joins in* Dawwwwwwwwwwww…!

      • Ikaru Sentinal-K’Valshar

        D’awwwwwwwww

    • stickfigurefairytales

      [Yep, you used the right word! I’m super impressed to learn that English isn’t your first language, actually. You’re really good!]

      • Heh

        *Blushes* Thank you, Stick!
        My first Language is Brazillian Portuguese, and sometimes i get a little anxious and worry because of that. I fear that i may write something wrong and everybody will think my comment it’s senseless.

        Glad to know i got it right until now, but would you please tell me if you ever see something like that happening? It would be most appreciatted.

        • stickfigurefairytales

          I’d be happy to! You’re really doing great, though. 🙂

  • RD

    Chocolate: the magic key that brings out the sass.

    • Sanbai

      Chocolate is the cure for *everything*

  • He’s not THAT brave. Cooties come from butts, not mouths, duh.

  • Wayne Lunkwitz

    My EYES!…..a little hard to focus through the tears…..panel 2 did me in….and the rest are all good…..actually great….I love this :<3

  • kamishiro

    Seriously, my ship one day is gonna sail. This page gives me hope for that *—-*

  • Shinashi

    I feel like I’m rolling around in fluff. Adorable adorable fluff

  • b3nc0

    Missed camping this morning orz & boy, did I miss camping ;_;

    Last panel: “’M not afraid of no ghost!”♪ or «I’m calling your bluff ♠»
    Wow, three smiles on one page! We’re getting triple sweet supply, too d(ˆ⌣ˆ)b

    Tonight’s sunset: https://plus.google.com/photos/114661535605160092496/albums/6005569712214169841/6005569852964663106?pid=6005569852964663106&oid=114661535605160092496

  • Eeeee!!!

    Slightly more sensible comment — this really does underline that Spooky’s paying forward in the scene with Kyle, right down to how he understands that sometimes a stupid joke is easier to accept than a hug.

  • purplefoxglove

    “(And is that a little bit of the someday-grown-up Spooky coming to the surface in Panel 5? Just a little bit, maybe, yes…)”

    Hm…
    *looks at panel 5 here…looks at panel 5 there:
    http://webcomics.yaoi911.com/archive/ete-int1-page-4/

    Hmm…

    *looks at panel 6 here…looks at panel 2 there:
    http://webcomics.yaoi911.com/archive/ete-int1-page-10/

    Hmmm..!

    • Hmm, indeed! 🙂

      (Nice research there!)

    • stickfigurefairytales

      Wow, Adam did a heck of a job there!

    • b3nc0

      How comes 98% of your referenced art comes from the interlude?
      Have you developped a special liking for some of the pages? Some of the panels in those pages? Some of the backgrounds in those panels in those pages? Some of the PC screenshots in those backgrounds in those panels in those pages?
      wink-wink-nudge-nudge-seewhatimean

      • purplefoxglove

        I have no idea what you mean. What’s so great about a few images depicting young attractive naked men that are obviously wrestling Greek-style? I mean, most of the pictures are tiny and partly covered by one of the characters. Totally leaves it up to your imagination to figure out the details. Boring. Really.

        It’s the poster in the background that stole my heart. Seriously.

        (I still think the interlude was Alex’ way to challenge us to draw some shower time fan art…)

        • Still waiting…

          • purplefoxglove

            Just you wait until I finish my BA thesis 😉

  • Larkle

    God, that face Spooky’s making in panel two is one of pure bliss.
    I know that it’s a yaoi comic… but I really want there to be a Commander and Spooky romance. It would be beautiful~

  • Holly

    Spooky is not afraid of Amanda’s cooties! 😛 I love this so much
    So I DO have net now. So hopefully i will get in early enough Friday to camp. I love this bonus a lot.

    • Holly!!!! *hugs* Missed you!! Glad you will be back!!

    • stickfigurefairytales

      Yay!!! Hi Holly!!

  • Darkflame173

    I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship <3

    • Elrohir

      I always wanted a Casablanca reference for Spooky. Thank you. 🙂

      • Darkflame173

        *takes a bow* one of my favorite movies 😀

  • CH

    There’s our Spooky. A little chocolate, being talked to like a human being and there he is, at least a little.
    Besides when you’ve killed a demon what are a few cooties, right?

  • Derek Fallows

    The rest of this comic is just her giving him food, isn’t it? x3

    • Donatien

      A part of me hopes so. He just looks so damn happy.

  • WarGoddess

    Omg the joy on his face in the second panel…so cute!!!!(^O^)/

  • Mary Klemzak

    “Cooties”!

    Gawd. Was going to ask how old they are. Cooties are basically a preteen affliction.

    Anyway, glad he trusted the un-princess bride. 🙂

    Look how happy he is!

    More chocolate and soda!!

    • davefragments

      I think at this point he is 15 and she is 18 years old. I could be wrong about that and if I am people will rush to correct me.

      She’s making him trust her. He just spent a year in Hell being deceived and abused by demons. He doesn’t know who or what the police are or if he could trust them. She’s said nothing much but get him to accept her a tiny bit with chocolate and soda pop.

      Remember what he said to Kyle? That the demons would try to make him believe that they cared for him. OF course they didn’t and that betrayal is what made him so closed off and unapproachable to the police.

      • 14 and 16 ^_^

        • davefragments

          16 – I always make that mistake because she acts more responsible for 16. She’s only 22 in the main story and that makes her young for having been with troops and other assignments. A hero for out modern age – a young woman with command authority.

          • Adam Black

            only 22?

          • davefragments

            According to the first page of this, the Bonus Comic,
            http://webcomics.yaoi911.com/archive/ete-bonus1-page-1/
            We are six years before Kyle and Duncan’s tryst which occurred on his eighteenth birthday.

          • Adam Black

            I think of her as older

          • stickfigurefairytales

            She’s just got the maturity that comes from being super awesome.

    • Kate G

      Cooties are as OLD AS TIME. You are never too old to contract cooties. Better brush up on your cootie vaccine.

      • Donatien

        Someone better ‘circle, circle, dot, dot’ this mothafucka

  • AlexandraSwiss

    baby spooks is happy again! I thought my heart was going to implode from sad baby spooks.

  • yaoi fanatic

    He is so adorable <3

  • Xalun K

    Aw, a little bit of normalcy for tiny Spooky. Looks like he’s gonna open up any minute now. I kinda want to smush his cheeks and tell him everything’s gonna be OK.

  • Elrohir

    Okay…I mentioned this a few pages back…clearly one of Amanda’s powers is chocolate manipulation. I mean c’mon, in ANY of the preceding panels do you see her put ANY money in the vending machine? NO. You see her holding her hand over the control/selection mechanism in an “Obi Wan” like gesture of control. And now she has 3 MORE chocolate bars? That’s proof enough for me. And I’m keeping that opinion until Alex gives in and confirms it. 🙂

    • stickfigurefairytales

      Best. Superpower. Ever.

    • Donatien

      I’ll take “Super-powers I would actually want” for 300.

  • IriaAlonso

    The fifth and sixth panels expressions! Its like the earlier version of his smirk!! Really niice 😉

  • Nate

    That expression in panel 2!

  • Ikaru Sentinal-K’Valshar

    These two are just so cute!

  • Saikkusukka

    Oh man, way to handle him, Commander! That’s some mad people skills.
    I don’t think Spooky’ll open up yet, not for a long time, but at least he’ll co-operate with other stuff. And I think she has a plan for him ;0

  • Beatrix Muircastle

    awwwwwwwwwwwwwwww panel 2!!! its so freakin’ cute!!!!

  • Saxon_Brenton

    I should have thought of this sooner (and indeed someone may have already raised it; unfortunately there are some days when I’m just too busy to even participate in camping let alone reading through all the comments 🙁

    I think this bonus comic is showing the reason why Spooky sticks with the Young Protectors, despite having offers from the regional adult teams. And I don’t *just* mean because Spooky and Commander are friends from the time they bonded over chocolate and cootie-flavoured soda. From what Kyle said almost the whole Young Protectors team is made up of rejects, and as shown here Spooky knows what its like to have been in a Bad Place, both physically and metaphorically. So in addition to the community work he does as a superhero and occult detective, he’s also doing community work with troubled youths. I wonder what current day Amanda thinks of him aping her style after all these years?

  • Lindsey Amethyst Hampton

    They are the cutest of best friends ever, I pinches their cheeks a lot. Ok, not really, because Amanda could break me in half and Spooky is traumatized at this point, but I still gleeeeeeeeeeee!

  • vessto

    Lol, she’s really tricky!!!

  • Yukiness

    I want that second panel on a shirt

    • b3nc0

      Or a magnet, for the fridge: that’s what your face will look like once you’ll have plonged in the ice-cream compartment ¦°)~

  • Klaus

    Meanwile back on page 7, Amanda’s eye in the last panel is now brown. The “work in progress” note is still there, though.

  • Noriam Gutierrez

    I hope everyone picked up on her sarcasm when she said cooties, lol. Anyway, I am in love the second panel! My goodness, Spooks is so freaking cute! I can’t even!

  • Sapfo

    Just got a fortune cookie:
    “Good to know that everything is going to improve”

    Is it even possible. He smiles, he jokes, he eats chocolate. Can it really get any better than this?

  • Demie Duken

    They way these two get along now, you’d think they were related.
    Chocolate can break down even the most tallest of barriers! It’s just plain simple, really.

  • Jac

    aaaand THERE’S THAT SPOOKY EYEBROW <3

  • I’m thinking I might post up early tonight…….

    • How early?

      • b3nc0

        Seconded!

        • Maybe in the next hour…

          • Sweet! ^_^

          • b3nc0

            Thanks for the news, I might be able to pull it, then ^^d

          • Well that should make for an interesting evening. 🙂

          • fujoshifanatic

            *claps hands excitedly*

          • Saxon_Brenton

            Sweet indeed! That means I’ll catch it *before* I go off for my RPGing session this afternoon. Give my thanks to your oven, which is obviously in a generous mood today.

          • ….what are you playing?

          • Saxon_Brenton

            This afternoon we’re playing superheroes. Mike has a long standing setting of his own devising, using rules that originally (more than two decades ago) were based on the Champions rules as published at that time.

          • Cool ^_^

    • Jac

      That’s funny, I think you should too! It’s like you’re psychic 😀

    • Yay! Thanks to Doki for alerting me on Twitter for this nice little update. Not sure how long I’ll be able to camp…waiting for BFF to text me about going to dinner.

      But I’ll stick around as long as I can.

    • mogoskier

      I feel like this a trap. I’m going to fall for it but it most likely a trap.

  • b3nc0

    I belive camping is officially and by Alex no less started! So here are thursday’s sunpics (not my camera so aren’t my best oTL) already on Google+ since yesterday so nothing new Doki orz And there ain’t none from tonight as I was on the road m(__)m https://plus.google.com/photos/114661535605160092496/albums/6005975850447916417/6005975852146402962?pid=6005975852146402962&oid=114661535605160092496

  • mogoskier

    Hello camping people, how are you tonight.

    • Hello! Not too bad, and yourself?

      • mogoskier

        I’m good , my poor cat has cone on her because we got her fixed, so that been fun.

        • Awwww. I got my kitty that ran away back and he is finally getting his weight back. It hurts seeing him so skinny.

          • mogoskier

            Aww con-grates, happy you found him and that he getting better.

          • Well he kind of came back on his own…but when I found him on the porch instead of running away (which he was about to) he decided to come to me.

          • So glad to hear your kitty is gaining weight, Doki.

            Poor cat with cone! No fun.

  • Not long now………..

  • b3nc0
  • My BFF just called me for directions to my place…from the San Francisco Financial District, land of hills and one way streets that make no sense. Since I live here I don’t really think about directions at all, just kind of know where to go.

    My BFF needs a phone with GPS.

  • Jac

    “I’m not afraid of your cooties.” Yeah you say that now

  • Denise Cruz

    I had to come here just to say how ADORABLE Spooky’s face looked at panel two. SO cute! <3 :3 (melting my heart).

  • Ree

    THIS IS SO CUTE AND SWEET, I CANNOT

  • Sarah Lebowicz

    Spooky’s face on the last panel! I think I’m on cuteness overload from this page!

  • Curt Clark

    Dude. Why do the BIG comic book companies always screw up their characters’ personal relationships? This is so perfect, and so easy.