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The Young Protectors: Engaging The Enemy Bonus Comic One—Page 14

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Hmm… I wonder what she saw…

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So! Spooky has gotten to enjoy a little more chocolate and Amanda has finally had a chance to use her powers again. I wonder what she’ll learn from that?

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  • Sapfo

    And here Spooky’s cooties…and Amanda get´s what? o.O

  • Saxon_Brenton

    Dawww. More warm fuzzies.

    • Exactly what I was thinking, Saxon!

    • Adam Black

      As cliffhangers go, …its bearable. We have to finish recovering from all the ones last year

  • mogoskier

    That not good.

  • I think she just saw what he went through….

    • b3nc0

      KUDDOS!

      Or that he have other pleasure sources in mind…

    • stickfigurefairytales

      I think you’re right.

    • Saxon_Brenton

      Yeah, I think that’s the simplest explanation. Barring an unexpected plot twist (which we should not dismiss considering who’s doing the writing) I expect that now that she’s gotten him feeling better she can take time to read something other than surface thoughts and immediate needs.

  • Thank you Alex. You, Adam and Veronica bake the tastiest pages in town. I’d like to order a baker’s dozen… please.

    FYI — Spooky and Amanda are so fun together I’m worried that, I might start shipping them.

    I just want to say that if you make this gay man start rooting for Spooky not to be gay… well we’re talking END OF DAYS, ARMAGEDDON, CATS & DOGS LYING DOWN TOGETHER… so please don’t overdo the adorability.

    I may be gay and I may love me some Spooky… but I’m only human. 🙂

    • Sapfo

      OMG! Chris, are you becoming a skipper!!! That´s so faw of you!
      (this is how teengirls talk, right?)

      • What a skipper? (you lurker….) *grins*

        • Sapfo

          I have no idea what a skipper is. Someone on a boat maybe? Or maybe my fingers got ahead of me and I meant shipper 😉
          It´s hard talking teen! How do they do that?

          Jupp, I am the sneaky one 😀

          • Well true on the sneaky. I’m with you on the teen part. Everyone under twenty looks 12 to me now. How sad… My limit of cool kid speech is already old… “teh awesome”… how sad.

            Oh well. It is what it is. I’m happy and I’m NOT dating. That’s worth a lot. 🙂

          • Sapfo

            As long as you never say “teh awesome” to me, I have no problem with you being a non teen!
            As for the not dating part. I would not mind having the same hugging person in bed everynight. Sounds easyer then hunting for a new hugging person everytime I need one.

          • There is truth in what you say. I will attest to this. 😀

          • Adam Black

            I am not certain anyone has explained this, the trick when hunting down a hugging person in bed, is to release them when you are done.

            I know they might have cool tattoos. They might even look …tasty.

            But if you let them go , you can leave a bowl of food by the door, and they may just hang around. Then you dont needs maps, and ammo and camoflauge ( well maybe a little camouflage ) .

            Its just a thought

          • Sapfo

            Wow, Thank you Mr. Black. This are useful tips.

            Now what kind of camoflauge should I use. The “I am so innocent” or should I go for the sexy nurse thing.or I could try for the “I am a geek so I know what you talking about”-look. I like that last look feels more like me.

          • I thought you were going to say that SKipper was for shipping Spooky and Kommander. 😉

          • Sapfo

            Alex, do you have the same powers as Amanda? I think you read my mind, for that is so what I meant 😀

    • mogoskier

      Come.
      Come to the straight side…. wait, that didn’t come out right.

      • LOL… As Adam Black taught me to say, “I’m not “BENT” 🙂

        • Adam Black

          ( Unless, you are ironically pantomiming a confused Heterosexual in a camp manner* ; One who has been sadly tricked into a suffocating straightjacket of sexual-orthodoxy , under self-stifling definition of “straightness” ) , ….. Like Hell, I did!
          @chrisdangerfield:disqus

          *and that is still something *I* would never do, among other reasons, Adam doesnt do camp, or other embodiments of Queer-theory.

          That’s why I identify as Bent. Which means, among other things :quoteth http://www.thefreedictionary.com/bent:

          adj.

          1. curved; ( not-straight )
          2. determined; set; resolved: bent on succeeding.
          3. Chiefly Brit. corrupt. ( obviously homophobia and can be ignored )

          noun.
          4. predilection; talent: a bent for painting.
          5. capacity of endurance.

          .adj: gay, homosexual, (informal, derogatory)

          noun: inclination, ability, taste, facility, talent, leaning, tendency, preference, faculty, forte, flair, knack, penchant, bag (slang), propensity, aptitude, predisposition, predilection, proclivity, turn of mind his bent for natural history, bent on intent on, committed to, set on, fixed on, hell bent on

          (informal), predisposed to, obsessive about, fixated on, resolved on, insistent on

          Feel free to read through that entire list again, ( talent, aptitude, taste, preference, determination, endurance, ability, faculty, not-straight and flair….)

          and deny being “bent”, Just dont those words in my mouth.

          Any Heterosexuals reading this, who like the idea of “Bentness”, you are welcome to join. It is an umbrella label for sexually-heterodox. There are no tests, no dues, an UN-label. But it does mean not-so-straight.

          If you are heterosexual, and certain you are not bent. There are much better English metaphors then the flavorless “straight”, to describe beautiful heterosexual Love.

          For example “Complementary”
          : completing something else or making it better : serving as a complement

          —used of two things when each adds something to the other or helps to make the other better

          : going together well : working well together

          even Better:”Syzygy”

          http://www.gnosis.org/library/valentinus/Syzygy_Valentinian.htm

          The notion of the pair or “syzygy” is central to Valentinian thought. The
          term refers to the linking together of complementary qualities (“Aeons”) of
          to form a state of wholeness (pleroma). This is the highest level of reality.
          The halves of a syzygy are often refered to as male and female

          Thats Perfect! Instead of invoking a metaphor of strict linear morality for sexuality, (implying others dont measure up ) you can invoke the motion of the earth and moon ,in perfect conjunction.

          http://www.mythicjourneys.org/newsletter_nov06_glossary.html

          (Jungian psychology) “an archetypal pairing of contrasexual opposites, which symbolized the
          communication of the conscious and unconscious minds, the conjunction of
          two organisms without the loss of identity.”

          So…syzygy represents a pair of connected or correlative things, a couple, or pair of opposites

          My work is done.

          other defintions:
          http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/syzygy
          (astronomy, astrology) A kind of unity, namely an alignment of three celestial bodies (for example, the Sun, Earth, and Moon) such that one body is directly between the other two, such as occurs at an eclipse.

          (medicine) The fusion of some or all of the organs.

          (zoology) The association of two protozoa end-to-end or laterally for the purpose of asexual exchange of genetic material.

          (zoology) The pairing of chromosomes in meiosis.

    • Hehe. I’ll take that as a compliment. And a fun challenge… 😉

      • Oh dear. 😀

        Edit: It’s a sucker bet… Alex knows I just want my Spooky to be happy… even if it’s a bitter pill to swallow. LOL.

      • b3nc0

        There was no challenging there. Was it?

    • strangeangel24601
      • Oh THAT! Exactly that! Thanks. 🙂

        • strangeangel24601

          My favorite scene in the entire movie. Of course your comment sent me straight to Youtube to find it. 🙂

    • Klaus

      A baker’s dozen? Well, this is page 14 of 27.

  • bobbyjoeguy

    Nutbuff?! LOL

  • Toli Bera

    “OH MY GOD! We left Tsunami at the Dairy Queen!”

    • b3nc0

      I miss him, the others too but I desperately wanna know more about him?!

  • TwilightDreamer

    Omg it’s posted so early!! I love it!! *bounces around* XD
    O.O….I’m guessing she just read his mind, and that she needed him to relax to be able to do so…?….ack! my mind is trying to problem solve again! XD lol.
    P.S….Spooky is sooo cute! ^^

  • I’m a little scared of what she might have saw. And I wonder if Spooky has his barriers up, if there is such a thing. He and Amanda talk, eat candy, drink coke, joke a little and his barriers start to go down.

    Then Amanda sees IT. Whatever IT is.

    Yep, a little scared am I.

    • The real issue here is that now we have canonical proof that chocolate lowers your telepathic barriers and makes you vulnerable to cootie carrying femme fatales with chocolate & cola. See, I knew our Spooky was in trouble and she was just working her way in.

      I knew he should have stayed gay! Well he’s just lucky that I’m not one of those who thinks it’s a choice. LOL.

      • Adam Black

        You think the nuffbluf turned him straight?

        • Amanda’s look of horror has to be about SOMETHING?

          • Are you certain it’s not having left the garage door open?

    • Saxon_Brenton

      So, are we hypothesising that Spooky’s magery is at least partly innate rather than soley from training? (which would explain how he can be so proficient at such a young age, and might also explain we he was sacrified as a ‘being of power’ to Hell in the first place). Hmm, get him relaxed and his defences come down. Further hmm, that would mean that they protected his deeper thoughts, but not his surface thoughts so that Amanda could read his need for chocolate…

      • I’m thinking it’s innate. It would seem to me that he would have some natural powers to begin with and, possibly, they weren’t obvious until he started hitting puberty.

        Your comment about him being “sacrificed” has given me good food for thought. That is, who did it, how it was done, and why? And the most important question, how did he get out because it seems he managed that feat on his own powers.

  • Do you suppose that Amanda forgot to turn off the stove? Or maybe to lock the door? Maybe she forgot to buy the paper towels?

    • Ahahahahahahahahahcoughcough… YES that’s it!

    • No spoilers, AJ! You promised!

      • Oops, sorry! At least I didn’t mention… Oh right can’t talk about the ferrets.

        • Sapfo

          Ferrets? o.O

          • Shhhhh! Not supposed to talk about those.

          • Sapfo

            So you mean that is only we who knew about the ferris wheel also?

          • o.O Ferrets on a ferris wheel? Who’s your source?

          • The visual on that is just…adorable! All that turning, leaping around, music. And a beautiful warm night to enjoy it all.

          • Yup!

          • Wait? Are we talking about the Flying Robot Ninja Ferrets?

          • No victorian steampunk ferrets on a ferris wheel.

          • Vibranium ferret coats?

          • Umbrellas!

          • Oh… I got confused. So the ferrets carry little vibranium umbrellas.

          • That we’re not supposed to talk about. 🙂

          • Riiiight…

          • Exactly!

          • stickfigurefairytales

            Exactly what? (“Yes, I have an Exactlywhat on a chain.”)

          • That we don’t talk about the Plushie Victorian Steampunk Ferrets on a Ferris wheel with Virbranium Umbrellas. 🙂

          • stickfigurefairytales

            *innocent look* What Plushie Victorian Steampunk Ferrets on a Ferris Wheel with Vibranium Umbrellas? I haven’t the faintest notion what you’re talking about.

          • Exactly! 🙂

          • Indubitably!

          • stickfigurefairytales

            Wait, are the coats made of vibranium and ferrets, or are they coats made of vibranium for ferrets?

          • Sapfo

            Only the cool ones.

          • Sapfo

            <..>
            Shhh!
            Don´t talk so loud.
            People might hear you….
            ….
            ….
            And did you forget about the small hats with feathers in?

          • Ferrets. On the ferris wheel wearing small hats with feathers which delicately fly in the breeze…

          • The costume designers are just amazing.

        • b3nc0

          Dang‼ I knew I should have put ferret in my spoiler filter!

        • mogoskier

          There ferrets. I want a ferret, WHERE ARE THE FERRETS.

          • Shh, the first rule of ferret club, don’t talk about ferret club 🙂

          • I sense a ferret plushie conversation that is going to ensue shortly…

            After Alex updates Twitter, RSS, Tumblr, Facebook, VariousRelatives, TheGuyAtTheSandwichPlace and some social media we don’t even know about…

          • Steampunk Ferret Plushies!

          • On a steampunk ferris wheel with little hats with feathers. WANT!

          • Yes!

          • A ferret for each TYP. It’s a whole set!

          • OH YEAH!!!

            Now I really want. The entire set.

            Think Alex will make them a stretch goal for the next Kickstarter?

          • On a ferris wheel! So adorable.

          • I told you all how great the buttons were. Now if we had a set of ferret plushies done just like that, for each cast member. OMG… geek-gasm.

          • YES!

          • Klaus
          • Pre order one for me!

          • So we have flying robot ninja pigs, the zombie pirate conspiracy cows, and now steampunk ferrets….

          • We’re expanding Alex’s story world at an exponential rate.

          • b3nc0

            IDK for the story but the online shop, certainly!

          • Yes!

      • I’ve always maintained that the Moderators know all and it’s just their fine acting skills that perpetuate this myth of false information-innocence.

    • Sapfo

      It might be the bill she forgot to pay? Or maybe she did not put money in the parking meter?

    • I vote for the paper towels…

    • Adam Black

      Shes was supposed to do the dishes before going on a mission… Kids, they never listen.

  • SofiaT

    She saw or “heard” something?
    Or maybe she’ll say something cheeky next…

    Thanks for the eatly page, Alex!

    • I think an “eatly page” just neatly verifies my stance that many of Alex, Adam and Veronica’s pages are indeed… “DELICIOUS.” 🙂

  • Thanks Alex, Adam & Veronica for the early page! Each page is appreciated early or late, but I hold a special fondness for early I must admit. 🙂

    • I don’t know why you like this “sleeping” thing you talk about. I must admit I’ve heard of it, but nightly unconsciousness sound over-rated to me. LOL.

      • What sleeping?

        • See? It’s best you don’t become acquainted with it and you won’t be disappointed in the future. Like I said, it’s over-rated.

          • Dang it!

          • Sapfo

            Clock 4:31
            What are you two talking about?
            clock 4:32

          • How over-rated sleep is? :

          • Sapfo

            Well I don´t know about you, but I think I am going to giv this “sleep” thing a chance. Might be fun.

          • You let me know.

          • OMG can you imagine what Sapfo will be like if she starts sleeping? It’s scary. 🙂

          • b3nc0

            Yes, there will be no point for anyaone else to virgin hunt.

          • stickfigurefairytales

            Soon she will have a vast army.

          • Mind controlled virgins who do her will and take over the world…….. then Laampros arrives to find it’s all already been taken over by Sapfo.

          • Sapfo

            Muahahahaha… wait, how did you know this?

            If you are nice I might send a virgin or two to protect you and snoring-hunk.

          • I’ll take it. Danke.

          • Sapfo

            Would you like some chocolat with them?

          • I know. Such things, once started they never end

          • Sapfo

            Well, now I’ll probably start planning the defense of our world. Or start dreaming about dancing misunderstood zombies

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkMm8_U6rok

      • Elrohir

        This is a conversation I’ve had with several good friends. I mean, I can sort of understand why we aren’t immortal. Given the way we treat the planet in just a short time we’d destroy everything. But given that we don’t get to live forever, this whole “being unconscious for 20-30% of your lifespan” thing really seems like a design flaw. Just sayin…

        • Sapfo

          But you are Elrohir, you are immortal. Are you not?

          I don´t see it as a flaw. We are not machines that can go and go without recharging. We, humans, and our brain, need time to digest everything that is around us. If we would just keep going without stopping to process everything we experience (which we do when we sleep), we would probably be pretty desensitised and dulled.

          Sleeping is also the time when the body rebuild itself, when it repairs damage done to it. No sleep, even if it takes time, is not a bad thing for us.

          And to be honest. I love my dreams. they are very entertaining (When I can remember them that is)

          Now dear Elrohir, lay your head down and close your eyes. Sleep is your friend. It want to hug you and keep you warm all night long. 😉

          (I have more info on sleeping, but I guess you don´t want to hear about cancer, hypertension and diabetes)

          • Derkins

            Never-mind adrenal fatigue– that thing where coffee does nothing for you, and you’re cranky all the time. And you crash in the middle of the day, and wake up in the middle of the night. That’s your adrenals not being able to handle all the stress cause you’re constantly overstimulated from caffeine, not sleeping, not handling stress well, and staring at the computer. It’s going to take me years to recover. Thanks, college lifestyle!

          • Elrohir

            Ah kind lady, even Elves may die. Immortal is a double edged blade and an Elf may grow weary of seeing one’s human friends fade and pass. Yet, the world is ever brimming with new life and new folk. And as Derkins suggests, walking in the dream world has its own rewards.

            So I thank you for your kindness and I will allow the Bard’s words to be my guide as well.

            “Sleep that knits up the ravelled sleave of care The death of each day’s life, sore labour’s bath Balm of hurt minds, great nature’s second course, Chief nourisher in life’s feast.”

        • Derkins

          Only if you’re underestimating the potential and value of sleep– which are dreams. People are okay as long as they dream. And I don’t know how many life issues I’ve solved by just listening to my dreams. Also, I don’t like the sound of a life without soft mattresses, fluffy pillows, velvety blankets, and warm snugglers. As an insomniac myself I deeply appreciate that elusive thing that comes so easily to so many people.

      • Miri

        Lol, when I was going through a bad insomnia phase (I skipped at least one night’s sleep/month entirely; I was probably averaging around 4 hours’ sleep/24 hour period. This lasted 8 months…) I went on holiday with my family and shared a room with my sister (who, as a result of health issues, basically needs to sleep about 12 hours out of very 24 to be able to think and not be in masses of pain). My mum was telling us that she needed to teach me how to sleep, so that night when we were getting ready for bed, I asked her how you sleep.

        “Well, you lie down, close your eyes, then do nothing.”

        I burst out laughing. “How incredibly boring! No wonder I don’t do that!”

        In fairness though, dreams are entertaining. Not hallucinating is nice. Being able to see straight is handy. Not feeling like a massive bruise is preferable. Spending most of your life feeling dizzy and nauseous with sleep deprivation is not much fun.

  • Amanda

    I cant see it 🙁

  • stickfigurefairytales

    Woah, really early update tonight!

  • K. Wolfe

    Not only is this update really freaking early, but it’s also the update that fixed my LiveBookmark issue. For ages I haven’t seen any updates past Annie walking away as his spell on Kyle ended. I would have to click on that page then hit the latest button.

    Hey, it’s a small thing, but small things are awesome.

    Also, I wonder what she is freaking about.

  • Well, folks, my phone is ringing again which either means BFF is here and we’re going to dinner or she’s lost somewhere near Pine and Masonic. Either way I must take my leave for the evening.

    It was a short but sweet camping session and I have wonderful images of ferret plushies on a ferris wheel going through my head. Have a lovely evening!

    • stickfigurefairytales

      Good night!

    • night Gryphon sweetie!

    • b3nc0

      Tschüß
      I’ll take my bow, too (^_^)/

  • Sapfo

    We now have a name for the Spooky/Commander shipping. It is called SKipper. Thank you Alex for the help 😉

    • stickfigurefairytales

      Aww, I wanted it to be Spookmander. (Because that makes me think of salamanders, which I like.) Okay, though.

      • Sapfo

        We need better names. O.o

        • stickfigurefairytales

          Hey, SpookMander is an awesome name. You’re not hating on salamanders, are you?

          • Sapfo

            No, just think we can make it better. Spander YES! Wait that is already a shipping (Spike/Xander), Oh well, we will work on it.

          • Derkins

            Really? People ship spike and xander? O.o so random, lol

          • Sapfo

            Yes! YES! Oh yes they do! A lot!

            It is not really random if you see the show. It is about two opposites meet. It is completely impossible not to think of them together.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0xm0JvqqJ0

            http://spanderfiles.com/contents.html

          • Derkins

            haa considering i’ve watched 6 seasons of it, and had *neeever* had that thought before, I may have to argue against the notion that it is impossible to not to think of it 😉

        • stickfigurefairytales

          Although the other one I just thought of (using Spooky’s last name) is CoJones, which is hilarious because it’s spelled like cojones.

  • Chibi

    what are her powers? ….

  • davefragments

    Aw jeepers. I just got here. Good page, it surprised me that Amanda didn’t know earlier what happened to Spooky.

    • Artemis

      She couldn’t get past the mental walls he built before, but now that he’s more relaxed she can peek in and see what he went through.

      • davefragments

        I pieced that together. Apparently his closed off positions with all those fun policemen around were more than simply physical. And think about what he hid from the demon who’s head came back with him.

        • John

          Well I’m sure talking about it will be a load off his mind.

          Sorry, I couldn’t help myself.

  • Lady_Hiroko

    Awesome as always guys. I squeal like a fangirl every time I see an update and literally drop what I’m doing (including work) to read it.

    Anyway, yay! Spooky smiled (well as much as you can with a mouthful of chocolate). I like Amanda. Especially her cheekiness. Reminds me a bit like myself. I’m curious on what has her so surprised. (Question, what IS her powers?)

    • stickfigurefairytales

      Amanda is a telepath.

      • CHOCOLATE!!!! 😀

        EDIT: Super Chocolate!

        • stickfigurefairytales

          Chocolate materialization would be such a great power.

          • Elrohir

            I repeat my previous observation that we never see her put money in the vending machine for chocolate. Just the “Obi Wan” motion at the control panel and suddenly CHOCOLATE. I’m in on the “one of Amanda’s powers is chocolate manipulation” wagon

          • The BEST super power!

      • Lady_Hiroko

        Ah! That would make sense. Thank you.=)

        • stickfigurefairytales

          You’re welcome! 🙂

  • Sapfo

    Thank you Alex,Adam, Veronica for the new page.
    Hope for a good weekend for all of us. Now I will go and try out for sleeping. It is the new “thing” to do. I think it might even be ahead of it´s time. (Does this mean I might be a hipster o.O)

    • stickfigurefairytales

      Go for it, Sapfo!

  • Oh darn. I had such a feeling it would be an early page and had set the clock already for 2 hours ago, only to wake up to no internet connection.
    (*hmpff* Waai thay always do those updates on nights that ruin my camping >.> )
    Anyway, really like this page and I think it’s a good thing that we can’t see what Amanda is seeing. In her head that is, because Spooky enjoying chocolate is still a damn adorable sight.

    I’d love to say more, but I don’t feel well so I’ll be back to say it later when my focus can be on the page. Right now I’m nauseus and tired 🙁
    So long fellow campers, I’ll be back.

    • Feel better!

      • Thank you. Probably just a mix of being tired and sleeping weird tonight incl. being woken by phonecall at 1:20am (when a friend in his drunk mind decides that’s the perfect time to ask if I’m mad at him for breaking our last agreement without a word). Probably shouldn’t have gone back to bed for an hour more either when internet was down.
        Really want to give a larger comment right now, but think I’d be best to wait a few hours xD

        • That’s never fun. My dogs kept waking me up just as I would fall asleep. One of them would whack the bed. 😐

    • Feel better, Danish! I hope you wake up refreshed and queasy-free.

  • WarGoddess

    Yeah, I’d have that reaction too if I saw Laampros dressed in drag.

    • strangeangel24601

      Especially considering that he’s usually not even dressed at all.

  • Gibson Ferreira

    Hi.
    As always, I’m that kind of guy who always come late at something so I just meet this incredible comic today. And yeah, I was through all pages (and comments, which some were very funny) and I must admit you guys deserve more than you already have for such deep and good storyline.
    The way you describe the scenes, angles and the way the characters talk are very unique. It is kind of shameful to say but, I can relate to some things in this story.
    Keep up with your great work, guys! 🙂

    • Welcome Gibson and it is never too late to discover a good comic!

      • Gibson Ferreira

        Thanks for such kind words, @dokidokibaka:disqus. And yeah, I’m very happy I could find this great comic. It was like finding a treasure! I write a lot about such themes, but not as pro as these guys. And like some people say in the comments, who will be “camping”? I will bring the marshmallows hehe

        • Camping for the bonus pages begins on Tuesday evenings or nights in the US and various times on Wednesday for the rest of the world. Bonus pages are not “extra” pages, we just get the next page sooner.

          Camping for the regularly scheduled pages begins Friday evenings or nights in the US and various times on Saturday for the rest of the world.

          Camping mainly consists of people just hanging out in the comment section and chatting while waiting for the next page to load. There is also fierce competition to be the first person to post on the new page. Our top “virgin” collectors are DanishWolf and Sapfo.

          This message was brought to you by Dokidokibaka. (don’t ask why I put that there, I don’t even know why I had to put that there.)

          • Gibson Ferreira

            LOL
            Thanks for the info. I will sure note it! hehehe

    • Thank you, Gibson, and welcome! I’m glad you’re enjoying The Young Protectors and I hope to see you in the comments here again. You’ll find the community on this site is especially friendly and good talkers. Glad you found us! 🙂

      • Gibson Ferreira

        I will @alexwoolfson:disqus, Promise =)

    • Acintyabedhabedhadasa

      Not shameful at all.

      • Gibson Ferreira

        Well considering the way it ended for me and how people of my country looks at gay people, it was kinda shameful…

        • Acintyabedhabedhadasa

          Then the shame is on them.

        • Klaus

          Now I wonder what it is you have done. Did you fire missiles in a crowded marketplace? Set fire to a building to get someone’s attention? Sell most of the world to a king of hell? Or seduce an innocent to further an evil plot? Those are the only shameful things I can think of in this comic.

    • Welcome Gibson, glad to have you join us!

      • Gibson Ferreira

        Thank you so much! Count me in! 🙂

    • SofiaT

      Welcome to the fandom! 🙂

      • Gibson Ferreira

        Thanks 🙂

  • Acintyabedhabedhadasa

    Wait–is it a Nufbuff bar or a Nutbuff bar? You’ve got to do better than that if you want that product placement money to roll in…

  • fujoshifanatic

    Aaaand now Amanda knows (at least some of) what happened to Spooky. It will be interesting to see if she eases him into talking about it or she takes the information to her mom and lets him have a moment of chocolatey peace. In the meantime, another adorable page! :-3

  • Klaus

    We are now past the halfway mark. Will we ever learn who sent Spooky to hell and why?

  • Acintyabedhabedhadasa

    Speaking of cooties, guess who didn’t even wash his hands.

  • Klaus

    Her reaction reminds me of the tale of a man who was trapped in Faerie for years. At last he made it home. Everybody he met stared at him in horror. He took one look in a mirror, and ran back to Faerie.

  • Daniel Qin

    could she see a demon haunting him when he was eating a choc bar

  • I think that’s another one for the list of pages where it will matter in the paper book whether it’s on the recto or verso of the leaf. Dare you turn the page to find out what Amanda saw?

    Looking further down the comment thread: ferrets? I’d ask what you guys are on, but I *know* what you’re on — lack of sleep while waiting for the page to go up. 🙂

    • Shhh, not supposed to talk about the ferrets. 😀

      • Sapfo

        Are we allowed to talking about sleeping?

        • Just so long it’s not about sleeping ferrets. 🙂

          • Sapfo

            DON`T…go into my bedroom! #_#

          • Well at least we know where all the ferrets (that we don’t talk about) have been disappearing to. Have you been feeding them chocolate?

          • Sapfo

            And gummy worms ^_^

          • A ferret’s kryptonite. You evil genius you! 🙂

          • Sapfo

            But, I thought I was raising an army. NOOOO! My babbies.

          • No no, you have made them your slaves with your gummy worms.

          • Sapfo

            Can I still play with them? Do they still dance?
            Are they like my virgins now?

          • So long as you feed the gummy worms they are yours to command and play with and dress up and order to kill. Which why you would want to have ferrets (which we don’t talk about) kill anyone, but there you have it. 🙂

          • Sapfo

            Thank you AJ!

            Now lady mod AJ. Should you not try this sleeping thing. It worked wonders for me 😉

          • Soon I shall succumb to the lure of the forbidden sleep. 🙂 Just working a bit on my writing. The end is in sight. Just a few more chapters and then the epilogue.

          • Sapfo

            You go, AJ!
            I be working on the chapter today. So maybe you have more work when you get up later on.

          • HA! Sounds good.

  • Saxon_Brenton

    Okay, I’m back from my RPG session. And I’ve had a question gnawing at the back of my mind for the Spooky / Commander shippers: What is it that you see in their interactions that makes you actually ship them?

    I ask because personally I don’t see it, but that may be just me. I don’t think I’ve shipped anyone until Moloch von Zinzer and Violetta over in Girl Genius (although fair warning: in my teenage years I recall teaming up a number of fictional characters for sex; not the same thing, of course) and I think I’m missing something here.

    My take on Spooky and Commander is close platonic friendship. (Further, I suspect that they’re acting as mutual Den Parents for the other Young Protectors, in a kind of strict cop/goofy cop dynamic.) Now, maybe the technical definition of ‘ship’ includes platonic friendship, in which chalk it up to me being clueless. But if not: Is it the way their adult selves bantered with each other during the first interlude, but despite her threats Commander didn’t break Spooky in half? Is it the gentleness that teen Amanda is showing now and being extrapolated forward to intimacy? Is it the sight of them being cute combined with wishful thinking? Or it something else that’s going over my head?

    • Klaus

      One and three, I would think.

    • SofiaT

      You half-explained it yourself already. They’re both sort of parent figures in the team -and don’t kids want their parents to be together? (Given that the kids like both parents, which isn’t always the case).

      Also, we’ve already seen a “spark” between those two, what with all the teasing and sideway glances in the interlude.

      People who like to ship their favourite heroes to be together (me, for example) don’t need much more than a hint that somethibg could be there before they start shipping. The “is it me or are these two digging each other” question is actually the best part of shipping two characters. Sometimes, once the connection is confirmed, the interest is lost. But that highly depends on the writer. So I see no such danger here.

    • strangeangel24601

      I think it pretty much started with their banter in the interlude.

    • Nina Sanchez

      I honestly just loved their banter over the interlude and the smirks they shared, which was good enough for me to like the idea of them as a ship.

      Now that we get THIS, and they’re already managing this great chemistry between each other, with the starts of bantering and teasing, I can only delight on what their relationship must be six years from that moment. (We got nothing but a tiny glimpse in the interlude and even that was amazing.)

      I don’t really think they’re being Den Parents. Older siblings, probably, but eben if they end up being nothing but excellent friends in canon, I like the ship. In most of the things I ship, the people being friends is one of the biggest things I search for. Someone who knows your worst and will still have your back.

      In the interlude they were a fun idea to throw around, but nothing to be commited to, for me. But the fact that it was Amanda the first person to know about Spooky’s year in hell? Puts their relationship in a WHOLE lot different level for me, which moved them from ‘could ship’ to ‘HERE SAILS THE GOOD SHIP COMMANDER X SPOOKY’.

  • bronakopdin


    I’m totally in love with panel 4 ♥
    Amanda’s smile is great! Even though it’s like work for her in a way you still see she enjoys herself with him 😀
    And Spooky’s small sad smile after not answering, you really see his gratitude in it for not being forced to talk!
    Yep this page is all about panel 4 In my opinion!

    but of course I can’t ignore panel 5!!!
    That SMILE! Oh spooky, if there was anyone around whose heart did NOT make a jump at your adorableness yet… Now they’re all killed in action!

    So seems Commander made him relax enough to let his guard down for her ability…
    what exactly did she see?!?
    Do we really wanna know?!?!?

    Actually I’m a little scared… right now when Spooky finally cheered up a littel I think he will fall down again maybe >_<'

    Let's hope he won't!

  • Vinny Gothika

    poor Spooky,but what happened, I wonder what she just realized o.o

  • Holly

    Amanda’s “Oh My God” worries me intensely.

    (Also my net is fixed again, so camping maybe next update)

  • Shinashi

    So only when he’s happy can she use her powers? That’s pretty cool since that means she uses her own actual people skills for things c:

  • SofiaT

    Sooooo… maybe he was trying hard not to think about his time in hell before, hence Amanda’s surprise now. Maybe with the happiness of biting into a chocolate he let his mental walls down and she got a glimpse.
    Maybe her powers are erratic due to her young age or simply because that’s how they work, or maybe her exclamation has nothing to do with something Spooky thought and Alex will surprise us again on the next page, as he often (read: pretty much always) does.

    And maybe -just maybe!- we’ll finally find out soon who sent Spooky to Hell and why!
    My favourite hypothesis: it was his own family in some weird training/testing scenario.

    Any other ideas?

    • Sapfo

      It would be sad if it turns out that it was his family who did this to him. Maybe not the whole family. Maybe only one person was responsible for sending him to Hell.

      • SofiaT

        Hey, I’m Greek! I have a taste for Tragedy 😀
        I find it builts character. 🙂

        • Sapfo

          Yes, don´t forget that: Blame the Greek theory: Look what happen to Troy 😉

          (I love a good tragedy)

      • Jac

        It’s always family. Sigh.

    • Klaus

      It could be an accident. Maybe he was dabbling with Things Man Was Not Meant to Be Ignorant Of. Maybe he did not know about the power of birthdays, and his “safe” ritual ran out of control.

      • SofiaT

        Accidental Hubris? Very possible but not tragic enough for me.
        I feel that if he was betrayed by someone close, someone he expected to have protected him, like a parent or a mentor or a sibling, it would be so much more potent. And it would be one more thing that would connect him with Kyle.

        Hm?

    • Jakk Anthony Guzman

      I’ve also thought that maybe his family had something to do with it. I think that Amanda’s exclamation probably has something to do with glimpsing what happened to Spooky. The story is half-way over so she has to get something from him soon.

    • It could be why he stay with the Young Protectors, because some group of “heroes” sent him for reasons that are classified. And even if you use the freedom of information act, it’s all redacted anyway.

      Too dark?

    • Saxon_Brenton

      There are so many possibilities, and I’ve been waffling between them for most of this discussion page. That said, I’m strongly attracted to the idea that traumatised Spooky was closing himself off, which in turn was blocking Amanda’s TP reading until she was able to distract him with kindness and chocolate. There are all sorts of variables for the exact mechanics of how that works of course – but while the idea of Spooky doing a Tolstoy-like ‘deliberately don’t think of the white bear’ move tickles my fancy, in the end I think him doing it inadvertently by innate power is more likely.

      If we’re looking for weird ass theories, then I’ll throw in the notion of the predestination paradox: that whoever sent Spooky to Hell knew Spooky was the subject of a prophecy that claimed he would become a powerful defender of good. They tried to get rid of him before he could interfere with their evul planz, and only succeeded in setting in motion the creation of what they wanted to avoid. Either that or intervention by the alien space bats. Alien space bats are notorious for doing things for no better reason than it seemed like a good idea at the time, as a brief perusal of their TV Tropes or Wikipedia pages will indicate.

  • Falconfly

    I know what this is supposed to be, but my juvenile mentality can only think of toilet humour…

  • Demie Duken

    If he’s not afraid of cooties, then it must mean…!
    …Nooo, it’s too soon to think that.

  • Miri

    Is it just me thinking “Maybe she thought it looked like he was *really* enjoying the chocolate, and thought it would be fun to tune into that.Only combined with her own bite of chocolate and pleasure from that, she enjoyed it rather a lot more than she was expecting to, and in a manner not entirely appropriate for the situation, and startled herself by doing so”? Second-hand chocolate-induced O-moments would have to feature reasonably highly on the list of reasons to become a telepath, no..?

  • Pikinanou

    Her face in the fifth panel… so many funny things I could come up with 😀

  • Wayne Lunkwitz

    I wonder wht she pcked up on there…..Maybe Spooky was having a dirty thought about the two of them. Maybe it was just the Nut Buff thinking for him 🙂

  • Dennis Grace

    I took a break from this comic right before Kyle’s birthday date and just caught up. Damn, Alex, you just get better all the time. This is excellent. I hated and distrusted the Annihilator at the beginning, but I have to admit, you roped me in. I was heartbroken when he turned on Kyle. And your characters–the people here in the flashback–just seem more and more tangible all the time. Amanda seems like someone I would genuinely enjoy meeting. Kudos, Alex. Kudoi. I can’t wait for the next page.

    • Thank you, Dennis. And welcome back! 🙂 I’m glad you’re liking how these characters are developing (and Amanda’s a lot of fun to write, actually…)

  • Dennis Grace

    No, as for the name of that candy bar…really? Nut Buff? From the makers of Size Queen?

    • Jay Demetrick

      And Knob Polish. 😉

    • And here’s a true confession: not for one second did I even think of any sexual connotations with that name. I wanted to come up with a non-trademarked candybar name for people who loved peanuts and chocolate… “Nutbuff” seemed like a safe choice that no candy company had used. And then I read the comments… 😀

      • Derkins

        Hahaha seriously? That’s hilarious. My mind is always in the gutter so I was *sure* you had done that on purpose. I think there is a reason the companies have never gone there before. XD

    • Jac

      Well, now we know exactly how much he’s enjoying that chocolate, thanks

  • Joaquin de la Serna

    Panel 5. Precious. Thank you so much Alex & Veronica! You rock!

    • Adam and Vero did such a nice job with that, right? 🙂

  • vessto

    I think her expression is connected with the poison she mentioned before. Maybe she ate the poisoned part to make Spooky save her and pulling him out from his emptiness this way?

  • Klaus

    I wonder if she has done this before? He is so obviously traumatized. She must have been prepared for something bad. But not this bad, it seems.

    • Marko

      He did suggest he was “molested” by demons (putting it as soft as I can) a few pages ago. He being a kid and demons being well… you saw Laampros… they’re not a pretty sight… What ever she saw in his mind could’ve traumatized anybody.

  • Loneliestoflulabies

    I see what you did there Amanda, got him to relax those shields, hope you don’t regret it. Panels 4 and 5 are awesome and cute, can’t wait to see what she saw peeping in Spook’s mind

  • purplefoxglove

    Just one very stupid question: Spooky *does* know his name, doesn’t he? He’s not suffering from hell-induced amnesia and thus unable to state his name and family relations, even if he wanted to, right?

    • Saxon_Brenton

      Uhm. Unless I’m blanking on some bit of info tucked away in the cards and writeups from the kickstarter campiagn, I can’t think of any evidence one way or the other on that one.

    • Enquiring minds want to know. Seriously. 🙂

  • Marko

    I think the delay has something to do with mental barriers (symbolic and psychic) Trauma makes people bury memories deep to a point that some convince them selves “it didn’t happen” as a defense mechanism. And since she’s a teenager maybe her ESP isn’t as powerful and she has to ease and relax her objective to access the deep parts of their mind and not just the thoughts on the surface

  • Mauricio Guaura

    “Oh my god! Junkfood makes you fat! *slaps Spooks’ candy bar*”

  • Kate

    Okay. Part of me really doesn’t like that Amanda totally snuck in while Spooky was distracted. I know why she did it, but it feels…wrong, to me. It takes the small amount of trust she was able to get him to give her, and totally throws it back in his face.

  • random

    Cliffhanger ;-;

  • IriaAlonso

    Why I have the feeling that Amanda is pulling everyone’s leg and she’s going to do a joking comment after that statement?

    • SofiaT

      Because you’ve been reading Alex’s work long enough to know most things are not what they seem?

      • IriaAlonso

        Yeah probably, also the expression in the fourth panel of Amanda she’s looking a bit mischievous.

  • SofiaT

    It’s early Monday morning in the States now, right?

    …HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ALEX!! 😀

    • Saxon_Brenton

      Well thank goodness we have somebody paying attention to details like that.
      Many happy returns!

    • I just came here to say the same thing 🙂
      Yes, a Happy Birthday, Alex!

      Dare I ask how old you are now? Anyway, I hope you have a great day ahead of you.

      • Sapfo

        Have the honor to congratulate you on your 72 birthday. Must say you look really swell for you age.

        o.O You are not 72. How about 22? 42?
        Oh I give up!

        Have a great day and lots of fun! ^_^

      • Thanks, Danish!

        (And yes, Sapfo is right, 72…)

        • SofiaT

          Really?? I never would have imagined. You don’t look a day older than 71!! 😉

    • Jakk Anthony Guzman

      Glad you’re paying attention Sofia.

      Happy Birthday Alex! Have a great day. 🙂

    • purplefoxglove

      And here’s proof the mods DO know everything 😉

      Happy Birthday, Alex! I wish you all the best 🙂

    • Feverfew_M

      I’ve just had a look into my calendar, as well. And it looks like this is already a party 😀
      Happy Birthday, Alex!!! *throws confetti*

    • Apparently it is also National Superhero Day in the US……coincidence?

    • Thanks, Sofia! 🙂

  • Happy Birthday Alex!!!

    @}-;-‘—

  • Kisa

    Happy Birthday Alex!!

  • Ikaru Sentinal-K’Valshar

    Happy Birthday Alex!

  • bronakopdin

    Happy Birthday Alex 😀

  • Thank you, Abbi!

    • Abbi Orenstein

      my daughter Ari also wishes you a happy birthday 🙂

  • mogoskier

    Happy Birthday Alex!

  • Happy Birthday (again) Alex! 🙂

  • jreed3842

    Hey!!

    Happy birthday, Alex!! I hope you have good one! 😀

  • davefragments

    Happy Birthday and many more.

    Mine was 2 days ago and this is my Beatles year. Think Sgt Peppers Album.

    • If I didn’t tell you this 2 days ago, Happy Birthday!

      • davefragments

        Thanks. A niece will take me out to dinner Saturday. So “late” is relative in more ways than one. 😉

        • Feverfew_M

          Happy belated birthday!!!

          There, birthday greetings. And it seems, someone is prepared to feed you as well! All as it should be! ;D

        • purplefoxglove

          Happy belated! Enjoy your birthday dinner on Saturday 🙂

    • Thank you, davefragments! Happy birthday to you as well! 🙂

    • bronakopdin

      oh happy belated Birthday to you then 🙂

    • Incinera

      Happy Belated Birthday!

  • Hey to my fellow readers of ‘Demon of the underground’ – as I’m sure there might be some here.

    The comic is BACK. It’s really back 😀 The long hiatus due to medical reasons are over, and there’s a new page: http://www.bob-artist.com/demon/

    • gahocleric

      I swear Danish I’m just gonna start following all the webcomics you read (if I don’t already geeze) Because you’ve found some gems (and I also see your comments on just about everything I follow already)

      • *lol* Sadly some of my gems doesn’t have disqus, so they remain hidden from my reading list (if I actually comment on them), but I’ll recommend every comic you can find that I read.

  • Klaus

    Alex sticks to the number 18 for the page of May 7th. So it is unlikely to be a mistake.

    • Well, I wouldn’t mind possibly getting two pages on saturday. I just still wonder what would be up for it to happen. Guess we’ll be told today or saturday 😉
      Today being page 15, and next wednesday continues to be page 18, and has been for a while despite us asking more than once, so something has to be up xD

  • Lindsey Amethyst Hampton

    Spooky’s happy-chocolate face is so cuuuuuuuuuute~!

  • EMR has updated! ^_^ http://elanmeetsrafa.com/the-comic/ch20pg21/
    And don’t forget that it is 2 pages! ^_^

  • Good morning/night to all 🙂
    So who is here today, lurking in the shadows?

    • Morning Danish! I am talking with stickfigure over the game she sent me and having her explain why it is so hard to figure out what to do for this one case.

    • SofiaT

      I’m at work. :0/

    • Elrohir

      In the glow of such legendary virgin hunters as are listed in Doki’s table are we not all in the shadows? 🙂
      Now…as to LURKING…I’m not certain that I EVER lurk. 🙂

      • Hmmmm o_o .. just do the silence game then, eh? 😉

        *lol* There’s so many future virgins to hunt. There might be some for you.

    • stickfigurefairytales

      I just arrived!

    • Morning, Danish. I was working on feeding my dogs, but soon will be working on dinner. 😐

  • Dunno if anyone likes vampires and pulp fiction, but Blood Money has updated! http://ashurcollective.com/bloodmoneycomic/they-wont-be-there/

  • I’m SO looking forward to my vacation coming up in less than two weeks now, and while I’ll probably get to see some pages during my trip I’m still gonna miss camping you guys and debating in the comic forums.
    It’s been years since I’ve been away this long for a vacation, so it almost feels weird xD

    • stickfigurefairytales

      We’ll miss you too, but I hope you have an awesome time!

  • Sapfo

    Good morning….I mean, I am not here. I be lurking some 😉

    • Morning Sapfo sweet!

      • Sapfo

        Hi Doki!

        Disquse is being a jerk again. I have to reload to see new comments.

        • Okay so it isn’t just me?

          • Sapfo

            And now it works. Hmm od!

          • Yeah it has been going in and out….

    • stickfigurefairytales

      Hi Sapfo!

    • Good Morning, Sapfo!

      • Sapfo

        Ssssh!
        @admiraljane:disqus, @stickfigurefairytales:disqus, @dokidokibaka:disqus
        I am lurking <..>

  • Is anyone else’s Disqus acting odd?

    • stickfigurefairytales

      Mine isn’t at the moment, but I don’t want to jinx it.

      • stickfigurefairytales

        Looks like I jinxed it.

        • Mine works now. It comes and goes. Solution seems to be refreshing the page every few minutes if it doesn’t seem to be working.

          • stickfigurefairytales

            I think you’re right.

    • Yup, it doesn’t update as it should, glitching like it’s done before. Some few replies show as they should but most I have to refresh to see :-/

  • stickfigurefairytales

    Can I offer anybody some hot cocoa?

    • Sapfo

      YES!
      Darn it! But everyone know tha hot cocoa is the only thing that will drag me out of lurking.
      Yes please, I would like some cocoa ^_^

      • stickfigurefairytales

        Here you are!

    • I will have a cup please!

      • stickfigurefairytales

        Here you go!

        • Thanks! (stupid purring cat….taking joy in making things awkward for me)

    • I’m drinking regular cocoa 🙂

      • stickfigurefairytales

        What makes regular cocoa different?

        • Nothing except it’s not hot cocoa. Didn’t know what else to call it 😉

          • stickfigurefairytales

            Chocolate milk?

          • That’s the name 🙂

  • davefragments

    I bought a portable scanner today and it’s tiny, portable and works very well — but the crazies who made it didn’t include instructions. It’s a learn as you go.

    • stickfigurefairytales

      That sounds frustrating. Is there anything online that people have compiled?

      • davefragments

        Nope… Dirt simple.
        One of the buyers put a video on Amazon and that says it all.

        • stickfigurefairytales

          Well, that’s good.

          • davefragments

            Fujitsu SnapScan 1100 — a basic unit. It comes with a CD but since my Macbook has no CD reader – I had to use the website and the only thing to remember is to load the program before its update and then plug the scanner into the computer. Not before.
            How simple can they make it?
            Well, don’t answer that. I want my electronics to tap dance into usefulness and work unattended.
            ahem!

  • Drinking hot chocolate provided by stickfigure, playing Ace Attorney provided by stickfigure, camping out with a defective at time disqus and listening to the ORIGINAL soundtracks for Star Wars Episodes IV-VI….and two attention seeking cats

    • stickfigurefairytales

      I’m working on my resume, drinking hot chocolate, checking comments, and playing 2048.

    • I’m also doing a lot that distract myself (again) this camping.
      Twitter, reading online hotness, playing small games, eating breakfast, checking various links and other comics/comments sections.. all the usual I do during camping.
      The danger is when I really distract myself and then remember I have to refresh the page xD

    • Simba

      My cat is gently reminding me that I still have not fed him dinner. And by gently, I mean laying his head on top of mine like a pillow and purring/meowing loudly in my ear.

  • Simba

    I’m here, I made it! Did anyone miss me? ^^

    • Just to warn you Disqus is on and off being evil….glad you could make it!!

      • Simba

        If I could survive Laampy chapter, I will push through this haha 😀

    • stickfigurefairytales

      Welcome Simba! Glad you could make it!

      • Simba

        Hi sticky! How did you know Eowyn is my favorite ever? 😀

        • stickfigurefairytales

          Isn’t she fantastic?!

          • Simba

            One of the best female characters ever written, in my opinion. Faramyr and her in the Healing Houses was one of my favorite bits of that book!

  • Aww damn. The sandman has spotted me. Why didn’t this happen earlier when I couldn’t sleep? I hardly slept an hour before I got up for camping, but I don’t want to give up now… it should be up soon.

    • stickfigurefairytales

      Fingers crossed…

    • I am getting a little tired myself.

      Has anyone seen Chris?

      • stickfigurefairytales

        This has been a quiet camping.

        • stickfigurefairytales

          Partly because of Disqus acting up.

        • I blame disqus.

          • My disqus is very glitchy right now.

          • davefragments

            certain websites I go to mess with Disqus. While they are up disqus doesn’t update.

          • Simba

            Mine is working more or less the way it usually does, which is glitchy and weird. But I use a windows phone, so…

    • Simba

      I’m sleepy too… Trying to hold on…!

  • YangYueLan

    Drinking tea out of my fancy tea cup that is older than me, camping, aaaaaand not doing homework. 😀

    • stickfigurefairytales

      Oooh, fancy tea cup!

      • YangYueLan

        Yep! It was made in Bavaria, West Germany! ^.^ How the hell it got to Eugen, OR I have no clue.

        • stickfigurefairytales

          That’s very cool. ^_^

    • stickfigurefairytales

      Just a warning – Disqus is acting up tonight, so you may have to refresh the page to see new comments.

      • YangYueLan

        Yeah, I noticed…not too bad as I refresh for the new page anyway.

        • stickfigurefairytales

          Good thinking.

  • davefragments
  • ^_^

    (so cute, in his contentment..

    ..bar none, i couldn’t ask for anything more. . . . .)