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The Young Protectors: Engaging The Enemy Bonus Comic One—Page 15

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How does she know this stuff???

BTW, if you’re a TV Tropes fan like I am, you might have missed something about The Young Protectors TV Tropes page (I sure did!) — that there’s a TON of tropes listed under the characters section (and it seems to be updated with more frequency.) Do yourself a favor and lose the next couple hours checking that out. 😉

Oh and…

**THIS IS A BONUS PAGE!***

Our forty-second bonus page in a row! And you yet again tipped over the donation bar on Monday. That means that, thanks to your generous donations, in addition to our regular Saturday updates, and bonus pages on Wednesday, May 7th (page 18!), Wednesday, May 14th (page 20!), Wednesday, May 21st (page 22), Wednesday, May 28th (page 25!), Wednesday, June 4th (page 27!) and our return to the main storyline with an additional bonus page on Wednesday, June 11th, there will now be an additional bonus page on Wednesday, June 18th! You all ROCK SO MUCH!

Special thanks go out to long-time supporters Michael W. (who makes their third generous donation to The Young Protectors!), & Stephanie C. (who makes their twenty-ninth generous donation to The Young Protectors!) and a warm welcome and grateful bow go out to new supporters Krysta T., & Melody P. for their generous donations over the last few days!

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So! Looks like Young Spooky doesn’t know who he really is.. or was, anyway. Not too worry because on the next page we’re about to take a sentimental journey!

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  • Ahhh Spooky becomes Spooky??

    • stickfigurefairytales

      Congratulations, you!

  • davefragments

    WOW, what a revelation – now we know why Spooky is Spooky

  • DC

    new page

  • Oh my god indeed!

  • Oh wow….

  • stickfigurefairytales

    Poor Spooky!

    • YangYueLan

      I read this as ‘Poor Spocky!’…

  • stickfigurefairytales

    You know, if things keep going at their current rate, we’re going to wind up
    having bonus pages extending past the actual end of the comic!

    • YangYueLan

      Aaaand thats baad?

      • stickfigurefairytales

        Nope, but it does make me curious as to how Alex & co. would handle it.

        • YangYueLan

          ….Keep making shit up? Do crack pages? Or blooper pages!!!!

          • stickfigurefairytales

            Or another bonus comic!

          • davefragments

            maybe another complete story with new characters.

          • b3nc0

            We still HAFTA see the interlude ~fanart~ pieces‼
            *fans himself* aaah, so that’s where fanart comes from

        • Bonus pages earned for the following comic he’ll do afterwards 🙂

          Edit: or he could stop having the donation during the last pages.

          • Sapfo

            Or he could just start donation for the next comic.

        • Elrohir

          I’m hoping that he will continue the donation link towards the other story arcs that he mentioned for TYP.
          Please Alex, consider it. Let the world of TYP grow! 🙂

    • Simba

      Hopefully then Alex will be forced to start writing Artifice 2. 😀

  • Simba

    Mew! I found the new page!

  • Spooky’s face in last panel = priceless.

    My big compliment to Adam for conveying the emotion of being shocked, astonished and speechless so well.

    • Eve

      I agree. The emotions are so complex but completely clear to the reader. I was rereading the first chapter and it’s astonishing how the art, which was already fantastic, has improved so much.

      • Simba

        I had that same reaction. I was impressed with the art from page 1, and now when I go back (it is still impressive but) I am blown away by the progress.

  • Sapfo

    I wonder how Spooky-to-be is going to react to the fact that Amanda just went trought his brain.

  • Toli Bera

    kinda weird but…. They kinda look like siblings. ._. the hair, eyes…

    • stickfigurefairytales

      This page does really bring out their very similar coloring.

      • Toli Bera

        yeah. also being kids, the softened features are yet to really develop.

  • Simba

    Hm, how is it that he is sure he will never remember? 🙁 Poor Spooks…

  • stickfigurefairytales

    Okay, bedtime for me! Goodnight everybody!

  • Saxon_Brenton

    On the meta level, full kudos to purplefoxglove for somehow guessing on the last page that this was Spooky’s big secret. How did you intuit this rather crucial piece of plot development? Alex is usually so good at keeping us off-guard 🙂

    • purplefoxglove

      To be honest, I was totally shocked that I was right when I read the new page right now…usually Alex is very successfully messing with my head and keeping me off the track (or making me want to be off the track).

      It was Spooky’s downcast expression on the last page when, after their friendly banter, Amanda prompted him to tell her his name that gave me the clue. Before and after that, he felt totally at easy with her, but in panel 2, he doesn’t appear to be suspicious of her, but rather…sad. That’s not what I would feel like if I didn’t trust someone. And what reason would there be not to tell her his name if he trusted her? So I guessed he might not be able to recall his name…or be under a spell that prevented him to do so.

      • Saxon_Brenton

        In retrospect I can see how that fits. I was still working on the false interpretation that Spooky was feeling hurt and abused and therefore in the go-away-lemme-alone phase that made him want to deliberately withhold information.

        • purplefoxglove

          Well, I’d noticed we didn’t know weather “Spooky Jones” was Spooky’s real name or his alias when Det. Boxer was asking his witness/suspect so nicely what he was called…so it wasn’t the first time my thoughts strayed in the direction that we didn’t know much about Spooky’s true identity; it’s just that back then, I thought Spooks may not have bothered with a superhero name the same way he doesn’t feel the need to wear a mask.

          • Saxon_Brenton

            Hmm. Yeah, what can we say about Det. Boxer’s part in all this…
            Names of power is an established Real World magical trope as well. What if Spooky hasn’t just been made to forget his name, but has on a metaphysical level had it taken from him. So in the wash-up of all this, when he’s casting around to recreate his identity, he feels the ‘correctness’ of the name ‘Spooky’ – because it was the first new name to fit into the emptied metaphysical space, even though ‘Spooky’ was a semi-perjorative description made offhandedly by someone who didn’t even know what he was doing at the time.

          • purplefoxglove

            That makes sense, somehow. Good thing Spooky didn’t pick a name that was already taken, or we might have ended up with “Boxer” because that’s what our dear Detective introduced himself as…

            Spooky Boxer.
            Boxer Jones.

            *shudders*

            Or maybe naming himself “Spooky” is an act of defiance – if you think I’m spooky, I shall be Spooky! Kinda like rubbing it in.

      • Good guess 🙂 I didn’t see that one coming, but now it’s been said it seems so… logical *lol*

  • Well at least we know she turned off the stove. Phew!

    • Adam Black

      Lets not get ahead of ourselves

      • Of course she still could have forgotten to buy the paper towels.

  • The situation is serious, but I can’t help smiling everytime I watch Spooky in the last panel. He did NOT expect her to say/know that. Guess Amanda needs to tell him about her abilities now.
    I wonder if he mentally is going to close up again, now that she basically ‘trespassed’ the walls in his emotions. That one she can’t save by saying she guessed it.

    So, we kinda found out where the name Spooky came from a few pages ago. Now the question is his last name. Where did he get Jones from? Is that maybe something he finally DO remember, or a name he got/chose?

    I can’t remember. Have we at any point been told Amanda’s last name? We know her mother’s name, but that doesn’t mean Amanda necessarily has the same. Could Spooky have chosen her name? It’s a possibility unless there’s something I’ve forgotten.

  • Saxon_Brenton

    Further thoughts: Well, I guess that does explain why Spooky was having such a hard time with the police interview. Not being able to tell who you are would be frustrating, and if the cops have got someone dangerous enough to behead a demon, and they’re being closed-mouthed, well then it’s not entirely unreasonable for them to eventually try agressive interview techniques – and then the cycle repeats.
    Does make me wonder how long before they would have turned to Interpol records for missing children (Do IP do that as a matter of course, or only for high-profile cases? Sorry, I have no idea…) and dental record checks.

    • Sunseahl Silverfall

      Alternate realms can mean alternate dimensions of time For all we know he could have been captured 300 years ago, tortured, taught english as well as demon, been fed “treats” only recently for good behavior…. any number of even more insane explanations because *ancient aliens guy Meme* Multiverse.

  • What a great page, but now the sandman has poured so much sand in my eyes that I can hardly keep them open. I better go get the two hours nap I can get before my alarmclock goes off next time >.>
    (damn only being able to call a place between 9-10am)

  • David Welbourn

    Although I suspected that “Spooky Jones” was the only name that Spooky was known by (I hope I’m remembering the “Jones” part right), and that it was a fair bet that he acquired that sobriquet during this flashback story, I certainly had *no idea* that he himself didn’t know his birth name or that his assumed name was a necessity.

  • Danny

    It sounds like Spooky is going to have to completely rebuild himself, without a former “model”, so to speak, to work from. I’m not sure if that would make it harder for him to put himself back together again – if he doesn’t have any point to start with – or easier, because there are no repercussions because of who he used to be, besides the fact that he doesn’t know and probably never will. He’s literally a nearly-blank slate. He can be rebuilt to any specifications.

    It’s slightly disturbing, but that might make him a “perfect” superhero. (We all know he’s a perfect human being, but that’s a slightly different point than the one I’m trying to put forward here.) He doesn’t have any family that can be used against him, he has no name to keep hidden… even as a superhero, he doesn’t wear a mask, he has no identity to hide – he is both a normal(?) guy and a hero, all in one package. (It struck me in the earlier chapters that he doesn’t wear a mask, but he wasn’t the only one, so I didn’t wonder too much at the time.) Of course, he has friends that may be used to hurt him, but it seems, so far, that his friends are all supers; they can take care of themselves as far as their powers can protect them.

    He’s also got the tragic past, the what-doesn’t-kill-you-just-makes-you-stronger experience, to draw from. Bad guys can come along, but anything that they do still wouldn’t be as bad as what he’s already gone through and overcome.

    • This is some very nice analysis, Danny. Well done. 🙂

      • Danny

        Well, um, thanks! I’m glad that I can contribute somewhat to the discussion. 🙂

    • Indeed, nicely done!

      • Danny

        Thank you. 🙂

        • I have to agree with Danish. You should definitely participate more!

          • Danny

            I… will seriously consider it, and thank you for the warm welcome. 🙂

          • 🙂

    • Awesome comment. It both summed up thoughts I’ve already had, but also gave me something new to think about as I hadn’t (fully) thought of how much som of that actually means for Spooky as a person and/or himself as a superhero.

      • Danny

        Thanks, I’m glad I could be of assistance in the discussion instead of ghosting about like I usually do. 🙂

        • With comments like that you should definitely participate more 🙂

          • Agreed!

          • Danny

            🙂 I’ll consider that my official invitation then. Thanks for the warm welcome!

  • Alex, Adam and Veronica, thank you for another fantastic page. The acting, the emotion and the lush feeling of the these two kids in this hard and painful moment is so rich. Thank you muchly.

    This is a page that seems delightful and humorous on it’s surface, as it gives us a piece of the puzzle that is Spooky, but at the same time I’m rather overwhelmed with sorrow. How bad does it have to be to blot out the very memory of who you were. BAD. Very compelling work.

    What makes this so possible for me to take in, without crying all over myself Alex, is knowing that it contributes to the Spooky who becomes the man that is magical and wonderful and we all wish we could know today. Somehow it becomes okay. Even, if at this moment, it’s heart-breaking.

    Thank you all for the sensitive work. Really well Done!!!

  • Adam Black

    A Telepath and Flashbacks within Flashbacks….
    To the snow-fortress we go

  • TwilightDreamer

    Well I nearly just gasped loudly again…
    I figured she’d just seen the truth…but I had no idea Spooky didn’t remember his own name or such….how terrible :'(
    Gah! every time I think I can’t want to hug Spooky more….I get proven wrong…
    XD lol.

  • yaoi fanatic

    Oh My God poor Spooky 🙁

  • David Welbourn

    It occurs to me that if Spooky doesn’t remember who he is, it’s also quite possible that he doesn’t know how or why he was in Hell in the first place. And, if *he* doesn’t know that, we’re not likely to know either. Maybe not for a long time. Maybe not ever. (sob) (whimper)

    On the other hand… what sort of coincidences have to happen that TWO members of The Young Protectors have independent connections to Hell? Perhaps… just maybe… it’s not a coincidence?

    • Klaus

      Maybe they all have connections in hell. It was Flyboy’s aunt’s head Spooky was carying, and George is Fluke’s daughter. Maybe.

  • Alex, some of us read the page in the morning before going to work. No fair pointing us at TV Tropes. 🙂

    (I will be strong and resist until tonight.)

  • RD

    Now this may come from my background in all kinds of folklore, but my first thought was: “Spooky said there is power in birthdays that got him to hell, but we also know that there is power in names. Did he give up or sell his name to get back to our world?”

    • That’s an interesting thought. Sad, but interesting.

    • SofiaT

      I don’t often read theories and wish I had thought of them, but this is one! 😀

    • Loneliestoflulabies

      That seems very likely, cause why else would he not remember? But wouldn’t he remember that he sold his name to escape or would that just be another demon last minute GOTCHA!

    • Takehai

      Here’s a follow-up to that thought. What if he took that risk because he thought he could get it back if he killed the demon he bargained with (hence how he showed up with the head of one), only that backfired. Now, since that Demon is dead, he has no hope of getting it back, and he has realized this. That would explain why he could be so upset, despite being back in the normal world. And the police constantly hammering him on the subject would have only made it worse . . .

      • Klaus

        A thirteen year old boy confident that he can kill a demon?

        • Takehai

          I think he is actually 14 here. Don’t quote me on that though, as that is just off the top of my head. And he just survived a year in hell. Who says he doesn’t have reason to be confident? And in all honesty, is it really that far-fetched to believe that a 14 year old boy might have that kind of overconfidence?

          • Klaus

            Birthdays have power. He went to hell on his 13th birthday. He spent a full year in hell. My guess is that he used the power of his next birthday to get back. In other words, this is his 14th birthday.

    • thebitterfig

      It could be the other way, that his name was lost in the process of going to hell. When Spooks related the demonic torment to Kyle, he was explaining that they made him like the horrors. Seems like that’d be easier to inflict on someone who does not have a self.

      But how did he lose his name? Now, it’s possible that a 13 year old kid could do something stupid and get himself zapped to hell, but more likely someone sent him there, or gave him to a demon. Maybe severing a name is part of that process, or the reward for whatever sorcerer (stranger, acquaintance, or relative) completed the spell.

      That said, going back to your theory, if a relative had sold him to hell, that’s potentially something you’d want to forget, you’d want to give up your name, just to be rid of the experience.

  • Yukiness

    Oh no!

  • purplefoxglove

    WTF I was right?!? O.o

    • SofiaT

      Isn’t it the most weird feeling? 😀

      (Well done, btw!)

      • purplefoxglove

        It feels like the basic rules of life have been turned upside-down. 😉

        • Elrohir

          A definite tear in the fabric of reality feeling, yes? Alex is always so unexpected that when somebody gets one right it just seems…like the universe is out of kilter. 🙂 Congrats!!

  • Pikinanou

    DUN DUN DUUNNNN!
    and after that, Amanda decided to name him Fluffy Princess!

    …but that was quickly rejected, because Spooky doesn’t like wearing pink dresses and tiaras 🙁

  • WarGoddess

    Spooky: (OoO)
    Amanda: That’s right, I can read minds.
    Spooky: Don’t tell anyone about the pornos under my bed, I beg of you!
    Amanda: ….Wait, you don’t remember who you are, but you remember that you had a porn stash?
    Spooky: Not exactly, but I’m around that age, it’s reasonable to believe that I have one somewhere.
    Amanda: *facepalm*

  • feeditskittles

    Does the commander have some sort of phsyic powers?

    • She’s a telepath. If you go back and read the first pages of chapter 1 where they are saving people from the fire, you can see her ability in use 🙂

      • Derkins

        oh that’s right. she knows how many people are inside the building, and where. right?

  • purplefoxglove

    After spending too much time on TV Tropes, an image popped up in my head: when Alex was writing the characterizations for TYP, the Annihilator gave him a gentle tap on the shoulder, casually leaned over him, pointed to the Magnificent Bastard and said: “I’d like some more of that, dear.”

    Scared now.

  • bronakopdin

    I actually… thought this might be the case but… I wanted it to NOT be true >_>’
    poor Spooky… I hope this upcoing journey to the past will light my mood again… though I doubt it with what we’ll likely have to cope with >_<'''

    Commanders powers are amazing though! How much she can see/feel/read/guess (Ok, not the last one) with just a second of time is amazing!

  • fujoshifanatic

    Well, that one threw me for a loop (well done, Alex!). Poor Spooky! That would be the hardest feeling in the world even for an adult, to not know–to not be able to know–who you are or where you came from. I can’t imagine how a 14-year-old must feel about this.

    Even if your origins are crappy, it helps to at least know enough about them to inform you as you shape yourself into the person you choose to be. To not have that foundation, and still choose to become a fine human being–a hero in fact–speaks of a strength of character that is indeed rare among men.

    No wonder so many heroes want Spooky on their team. Not only is he the perfect hero for the reasons Danny outlined below, but also for the fact that for him to become the person that he is, to create the identity that he has from literally nothing, takes the kind of unbeatable spirit that is an asset for any super hero team.

    In all honesty, I’m kind of glad I know how he turns out right now, because the more I find out about his past in this story arc, the more my heart hurts for his young self, and everything he had to go through to be the person he is today. I can’t wait to see what Saturday brings–it will be cool to start my birthday weekend off with some way-back webcomic goodness, even if I’ve been warned that it might tug my heartstrings a little. 😀

    • b3nc0

      Be carefull of Sorcerer/ceress, mage and demon approaching you this WE?!

      What I mean is HAPPY early BIRTHDAY‼ (Ɔ ˘⌣˘)♥

  • Sapfo

    It was not what I was expecting. Well done Alex!
    But what does this mean? Where are you taking us?
    I have to think about this.

    And other news, it is today Valborg in Sweden (it´s called other things in other country). Lots of drunk kids and fires, a wonderful mix. I am guessing the trainride to work is going to smell.

    It is also the Swedish kings birthday (Happy birthday King C-G!).

    So happy Valborg/ Walpurgis Night/ Beltane!

  • justkeepondriving

    I thought we were already having a blast from the past? Inception!!!

    • Yep, layers within layers. And cool songs in French…

      • HA… but, cool French songs aside, in this TYP-movie I actually have a bit of a clue what is going on… so @alexwoolfson:disqus… as the author… is that a good thing or a bad thing? LOL.

      • justkeepondriving

        Hehe. Btw happy belated birthday to you Alex! Hope you had a good day 🙂

  • wow…that really sucks…I know that feeling very well…it’s a pretty shitty feeling to have because self-concept is a hugely anchoring/orienting aspect of our existence…

  • Khun David

    She reminds me of Danielle Moonstar.

    • oh yeah! she was cool. i really liked those mental arrow things she did/does…

  • Marie Laurent

    Way to reassure him, Commander.

  • Shinashi

    You don’t want my heart to be whole, do you, Alex

    • Sanbai

      He wants to look deep into our eyes as he breaks them into pieces.

    • Jac

      KALIMAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

  • Kit the Coyote

    Spooky: “Wow, how you do that is just spooky. Hey there is an idea for a name!”

  • Abbi Orenstein

    dang!

  • Kendall

    WhoopsIMissedYourBirthday?! Uh……Happy Birthday!!!

    • Thank you. 🙂

      • I forgot to ask… did you use your Personal Day of Power to pop over to hell and pick up your own personal George Finnegan Eyeball? Or, one of his relatives? You know to float around your office. If not, I guess there’s always next year. 😀

        Well I hope the presents were good regardless! All best!

      • stickfigurefairytales

        Happy belated birthday, Alex! 🙂

  • Organic With Attitude

    Aw… poor Spooky.

  • Takehai

    Oh, and belated Happy Birthday, Alex! I completely forgot. It’s probably because it’s so close to mine. That and I am just bad with dates. 😉

  • Belated happy birthday Alex. Hope it was fun.:)

  • Larkle

    Happy belated birthday, Alex!
    Hope that Amanda hasn’t spooked Spooky with her sudden insight and that they go on an epic mind journey to discover who Spooky is.

  • vessto

    Now this is interesting! I wonder if someone did that on a purpose! Maybe he has such a secret in his past that should never remember it.

  • Heh

    A trip to the past in the chapter that already is all about a trip to the past. Inception, maybe?

  • I need some opinions on something.

    I have been listening to my Star Wars tracks a lot the past couple of days. Now there are a couple of spots in the piece “The Asteroid Field” that make me think someone slipped a Batman soundtrack into my playlist. Every time I notice it, I have the thought “Why is Batman in my Star Wars?”

    I would very much like to know if it is just me or if the sound bytes from 1:38-2:01 and 3:42 do indeed sound like music from the earlier (?) Batman movies.

    http://youtu.be/d3IIeNorhVU

    • mogoskier

      Yea I’m hearing a little of the joker theme there.

    • The Green Lantern movie stole bits of Superman’s music. Already is it filled with plot holes and stupidity, I can over look some of that, but then suddenly I hear the beginning lines of Superman and it’s all WTF from there.

      • Hmmmm so it should be the reverse “What is my Star Wars doing in Batman?”…..crazy music thieves…

        • Well I suppose Batman knows good music.

          • Yes, but that is still no excuse…..I cannot “unthink” of that segment as Batman….and I find that extremely wrong…

            *sigh* Going to have to retrain my brain on that one….if I can….*starts preparing to retrain her brain*

          • Sounds like a plan. But maybe the rebels need a hero like Batman. 😛

          • ….but why would Batman be hanging out in the asteroid field?

          • Because he’s Batman and he’s the hero they need? I don’t ask what Batman does. It’s safer to just let Batman do what Batman is going to do.

            But then again… http://nebezial.deviantart.com/art/it-s-simple-we-kill-the-doctor-no-wait-batman-420747605

            So who knows. o.O

          • LOL

            So it is a “We Don’t Question the Batman”.

          • That’s the way he likes it. 🙂

          • Librarican

            Maybe Batman is the hero they need, but what they wanted was a Jedi knight to just do the Jedi mind trick on everyone?

          • Something like that. 🙂

        • Listening to Dark Knight rises and I can really hear it!

          I got chills listening to The Astroid Field…memories, lots of ’em. I should watch Ep. 4-5. Been a long time since I’ve done that.

          Have to say I like Dark Knight soundtrack right now. Reminds me so much of Heath 🙁

    • davefragments

      I don’t here that musical reference. But then I haven’t listened hard to Batman soundtrack recently.

  • Rumored

    …why do I have a bad feeling the Platinum Priestess had something to do with this?

    • Heh

      Now that would be an interesting thinking, Rumored!

      You know, up until now i used to think spooky accidentally caught himself in hell – a trap he may have made without any knowledge, and ended up falling for it himself. Maybe in the awakening of his powers, perhaps? Kyle burned down his house. Spooky sent himself to hell on his birthday. That kind of thing.

      But since i saw in the page Amanda say ‘ you were sent ‘, your comment made a lot more sense to me. What if he were sent there? Platinum Priestess powers work in a similar way, and spooky were a kid. Put that flexible kind of illusion/magic in some experienced, evil, hands and bada bing bada boom, CHAOS!

      Can’t say i have any theories yet, but i would not count out your feeling on this. I just wanna know whats up in hell and why are people so interested in it.

    • There has been many speculations on wether or not PP has been a part of this and, if so, how she was involved. I can’t wait to find out more.
      We know Spooky has told Kyle about her, so Spooky has come across her, but we odn’t know in what connection.

    • Saxon_Brenton

      Hmm. Okay, if she was responsible for this, what would she be up to? Sending Spooky as a payment for something, and since he came back from hell the demon in question is feeling jipped? (which might explain Laampos’ cranky attitude, come to think of it) Taking psychic soundings (by throwing a metaphorical stone into a pond to see what shape the ripples take)?

      • Heh

        How about testing, maybe?

        If their plan to open a portal to laampros in hell did exist back then, they could be looking for the child who could be the portal?

        Maybe spooky was the first testing before the final performance – I know their powers are nothing alike but hey, they ended up in the same awful place, haven’t they?

        Platinum and her buddy the super evil dark sexy villain do not seem the kind of people who just bargain with the devil without some kind of plan or way out. Just an idea, tho

  • I say goodmorning from a night where I still haven’t slept (not that I haven’t tried for the last 3-4 hours), but I finally just gave up when it was time to camp. Since sleep wouldn’t come to me, it can now wait 😉

    • Morning Danish sweet!

      • Thank you 🙂

        • Sorry to hear that you weren’t even able to grab a nap! I was woken up by the guy that came to fix the dryer early this morning. 🙁

    • Morning Ms Wolf. 🙂

      • Thank you, hope the page (or is that pages?) won’t be too long now but I’ll wait the time it takes – or until sleep suddently knocks me in the head 😉

    • Good morning, Danish!

      • Gryphon!!! You made it!! *throws confetti*

        • Thanks for the warm welcome! So friggin’ tired today. Pro’lly a combination of reasons: friend leaving, super busy day, sinuses acting up. Boo hoo!

          • …..I feel ya with the sinuses, my allergy season starts as soon as the grass starts to grow and ends when winter starts (roughly)

          • Librarican

            My sinuses have HATED me all week long! Finally went to the doctor… Yep, allergies. I ended up canceling a party I was going to have at my place. Now everyone is getting together at an alternate location and I am invited if I am feeling better. Stupid allergies! kicks at the ground and stubs toe

          • So with you on that. Last week was really bad for me. TERRIBLE sinus headache for a couple of days.

          • Librarican

            Gryphongirl, I went through an entire box of Kleenex in less than 24 hours. I think that is a new record for me.

          • …..I think I have gone through a box and a half….

          • Librarican

            Slow golf clap that is impressive.

          • …..I hate allergy season

          • Errrrff! My boss gave me some super powerful nose spray. It worked to clear my sinuses but they’re a bit irritated too right now.

          • Awwwwww! *hugs* I just try to avoid going outside as much as possible and taking allergy meds.

  • There is going to be another Jurassic Park movie???? Please don’t tell me it is going to be like The Land Before Time with about 15-20 sequels…..

      • Yep.

        • Delays, looks like. Are they doing a reboot?

          • No idea, I just saw that it was going to release next June.

          • Hmm. Well, I really like dinosaurs but I hope they do better with the story.

            Is Disqus acting weird? It keeps saying there are 9 new messages, then 6, then 3 when I scroll up and down but I can’t find them!

          • davefragments

            Jurassic World is going to be set 22 years after Jurassic Park 3 (whatever the name was of that one).
            I think they are still writing it or revising the script over and over.

          • Look for a blue vertical line next to the avatar, sometimes you might have to scroll down to see them.

          • So far it works fine for me.

          • Librarican

            If you like dinosaurs, you might like this:
            http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_7fHkq88J0E

          • The end was the best! So silly! Thanks.

          • Librarican

            They have done other stuff too, for over a decade, but their movies in Real Life series is more recent.
            Since they were talking about Star Wars below: http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=J5gCeWEGiQI

            I have to admit, I think the Harry Potter one is at least top five, if not my favorite: http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=F3XTAw3tzyI

            Careful, you’ll end up watching their stuff all night, it is extremely addictive.

  • Heh

    Hello, fellow campers. Are you doing fine today?

    I just had a warm cup of tea and im all sleepy, but i’ll try not to go to bed before the page comes up.

    Hopefully, today we’ll see some flashbacks into the flashback? I hope so. That would be damm awesome.

    • stickfigurefairytales

      Hello! I just got here myself.

      • Edgeworth is a magnet for trouble…

        • stickfigurefairytales

          I know, isn’t he?!

          • His car, his knife…and OMG the flowers and SS from Oldwindbag!

          • stickfigurefairytales

            I especially loved the cravat on the flower vase. 😀

    • And maybe we can see George!!!

  • Now.. despite of asking Alex both here and on twitter (but not getting an answer) he’s kept on calling the coming wednesday’s page as page 18 in his count, but the current page is page 15 (which he’s always called it).

    This means I can’t stop wondering when page 17 will be up – along with page 16 today, or page 18 on wednesday?
    Like, could it be a double spread page where the images are wider and going over two pages, or is there a doble upload or is this simply a miscalculation still not fixed in the notes yet – and Alex has simply overlooked all questions about it?
    Mysteries, mysteries 😉

    • stickfigurefairytales

      Hmm, mysterious indeed!

  • Sapfo

    Hello,
    as always is wonder why I get up at 5 in the morning on a day of. But then I remember and try to get my brain working. Some days it does start, but other days it is like rally a slugg (and this is no razing slugg)
    But here I am.
    Good morning good people.

  • davefragments

    by the way, sports fans,
    The new GODZILLA movie has at least one if not three or four Kaiju in it.

    • Been hearing a lot about the new GODZILLA movie…better go check it out the trailer…. *goes to take a peek*

      Woo HOOO! Looks pretty cool. The old Godzilla movies were my introduction to subtitles when I was a very small child and the only monster movies I wasn’t afraid of.

      I’m with you on the Kaiju but I’m not a big fan of Mothra.

  • stickfigurefairytales

    Sorry I’m a little late for camping tonight – I was at this event downtown that ran a lot longer than I was expecting it to, and then I had to face a lot of traffic driving back.

    • You’re not late since camping is still going 🙂

      • Sapfo

        Late would be if you wake in the afternoon and just remember it hours after the page is up 😉

        • >.> You’re never gonna let me forget that one, are you?

          • Sapfo

            This is no racing slug, but I do remember things 😉

        • stickfigurefairytales

          That is a totally legitimate thing to have happen.

          • Sapfo

            Jupp, but if you andmit to it, you are going to get teasted. Is that not right Danish 😉

          • *lol* The only time I 100% forgot it was a camp day, and suddently around 2pm (1½ hours after waking) figured out something was off because I had slept so long on a saturday.
            I went to sleep at the same time I usually get up, and it didn’t even strike me at one time. When I finally remembered I ran to the computer xD

      • stickfigurefairytales

        Yay! 😀

    • So that is why you haven’t been around for me to pester!

      • stickfigurefairytales

        Yep. Sorry! 🙁

        • Is it the Up Chuck Queen? I really want her to be the guilty party….

          • stickfigurefairytales

            Not telling! 🙂 But I know exactly what you mean about wanting certain witnesses to be the culprits. Especially the annoying and/or unhelpful ones.

          • ……But she has a motive …..even if I don’t know the details of it…revenge for whatever happened 2 years ago that kicked her out of her detective job…..she sure has a grudge against prosecutors and she is effectively killing two with one stone….

          • stickfigurefairytales

            That is indeed sound reasoning.

          • …..and just how many boyfriends does that girl need??? “There is still the position of “another one” open if you want it”……

    • Heh

      STIIICK! I just came in myself, you’re not late dear. /hugs/

      Get cozy and wait with us.

      • stickfigurefairytales

        Hooray! *hugs*

    • Librarican

      Woah, it has been a while since I camped! Is that a new avatar stick?

      • stickfigurefairytales

        It is indeed! And yay, welcome back!

        • Librarican

          It is a very small picture on my screen and I can’t decide if it is Joan of Ark meets Ginny Weasley or Hermione meets Merida, but it is probably neither of those things.

          • stickfigurefairytales

            Hee hee, it is Eowyn from Lord of the Rings!

          • Cydney Sabin

            If he had a sense of humor, he’d yell “PLOT TWIST!” and die. Just sayin’.

          • stickfigurefairytales

            The Witch King of Angmar is not permitted to step on her moment.

          • Librarican

            Ahh, that explains it. I can handle all of Tamora Pierce’s serieses (? Plural for series?) and Golden Compass trilogy and all sorts of other cool fantasy but I have never gotten into the high fantasy. Did a marathon viewing of all three LOTR (back when book=movie was enough and you weren’t required to split the final book into two movies) and I couldn’t keep the characters straight.

          • stickfigurefairytales

            I loved Tamora Pierce’s books. I actually have yet to finish the His Dark Materials trilogy (I’ve read the first two but not the third).

          • *squee* I love Tamora Peirce I actually picked up book 1 of the Lioness triogy just because it had my middle name on it. ^_^ Been a fan ever since ^_^

  • Sapfo

    Without even knowing it AJ is distracting me 😉

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Krz-dyD-UQ

    • O_O Your link is showing?? Has Alex removed the option so only the address is there – or is this a new disqus glitch, like several accounts suddently has changes in setting and might have become private or stuff like that.

      • Sapfo

        I can see it. I reloaded the page and it´s still there.

        • Weird, because another youtube link just below isn’t showing. Maybe it’s because this comment sections isn’t that wide, so most links doesn’t fit in to show – and it’s never been a setting?
          Oh these little mysteries that have my brain wondering way too much LOL

          • Sapfo

            I got up mine just fine when I click it. But I put it on twitter also now

        • davefragments

          It’s not showing on my page and I reloaded twice.

      • Yeah, the link is showing but I Doki’s link to Star Wars music wasn’t showing, neither was Librarican’s link.

        • Well, Sapfo has done the magic of truly distracting 😉

        • Sapfo

          It must be just some people how have problems with this. All the links works for me.

      • Alex has changed nothing. Disqus has taken control. Be afraid.

        • Oh god. The world is ending tomorrow, isn’t it?

          • Saxon_Brenton

            Nah. The world isn’t ending, just human civilization. It’s not as though the *planet* is going to vanish once the newly sentient internet takes over…

          • I hope not…I still need to watch Hannibal.

        • davefragments

          they control the horizontal. they control the vertical.

        • Sapfo

          I thought you where all powerfull.
          Oh well, I learn something new everyday.

          (Did you know that Hamlet is not a Machine?)

          • That’s just what she wants you to think…

          • Sapfo

            I knew it! ^_~

        • Was having strange Disqus things happening in threes earlier: said there were 9 comments, then 6, then 3 as I scrolled up and down but I couldn’t find them!

          • Disqus has glitched on/off in many weird ways the last week’s time. Chris’ account was also suddently private without him knowing why + I had around 10 other followers who’s account was private that day – and now seem to be back to normal again.
            And then there’s the whole need to refresh for comments/replies thing that’s been going on.

          • Sooo it’s not the internet that’s become sentient…it’s Disqus!!!

      • Librarican

        This is where my mind went:
        “Your link is showing??”
        Oh, SCANDALOUS! 😀

  • Sapfo

    I was going to put up a link here. But if some of you are having touble with links I think it will have to wait for another day….
    …..so hows the weather right now? <.<

    • LINK!!! What link were you going to share?

      • Sapfo

        Well I don´t know.

        Alex do we have time for a link?

        DanishWolf have they been behaving well enough?

        • Is it…..THAT link?

        • We kinda promised Chris a treat, but he’s not here right now 😉

          • Sapfo

            Darn, that is right.
            We can only do this link when Chris is here. It is a gift to him, you see. But when he is here, we will show it and explaine it ^_^

          • Yes, now I remember. You both said there might be a surprise tonight.

          • Sapfo

            Yeah, but Chris is doing stuff tonight. So we just have to wait some.

          • Oh, okay. Promise you’ll post link on Twitter too?

          • Sapfo

            I will get it to you when I can.

          • *grumbles* Chris better show up….no wait….if it is what I think it is, I can go find it myself…..

          • davefragments

            I”ll bet it’s a military toe-tap with sparklers and pom-poms

          • Sapfo

            Nop

          • You’re kinda right about one word after ‘it’s a’ though 😉

          • Then odds are high it IS what I think it is…..

          • It is 🙂

          • Sapfo

            Ssssh

          • Don’t worry, I won’t spill the beans! ^_^

          • Sapfo

            Phu! Good Doki ^_^

          • I’m not saying more than that, but she knows what it is *lol* .. because SOMEONE spilled the beans earlier 😉

          • Sapfo

            Well that was before telling Chris we had a gift for him. That came later on.

        • Librarican

          I would love an ETA! My sinuses would thank you tremendously.

          • Sapfo

            ETA=Euskadi Ta Askatasuna
            wow. I think I got this wrong o.O

          • Librarican

            I don’t know what language your message is in, but I meant ETA as Estimated Time of Arrival

          • Sapfo

            Oki, that makes more sense xD

          • Librarican

            Never mind, just googled it, definitely not what I meant.

          • Sapfo

            Most likely.

          • Klaus

            Seriously? When I hear ETA, it is always the terrorist orginazation that comes to mind first.

          • Sapfo

            Me to

          • stickfigurefairytales

            Estimated Time of Arrival. ^_^

          • ETA = Enchanted Time Appropriator!

          • Sapfo

            I think I should mention my brain that works like a slug right now. 😉

          • Librarican

            I think we established farther down in the comments that most of our brains are on slug mode right now.

          • That’s okay. I was just being silly, finding other possible meanings. 🙂

          • AJ, I tried deleting my comment about ETA and their motto being “keep up on both” cuz I took a closer look at what they’re about and don’t think it’s appropriate for this comment section but I can’t seem to make it go away. Right now, it’s showing as Guest and not me.

          • Not a problem!

          • Considering their motto is “keep up on both” it might well refer to our sinus struggles, i.e., the number of tissue boxes we have to go through.

    • I just refreshed twice, and now it’s back to only being a link o.O
      Bye, bye image. It was great while it lasted *snif*

  • Alex, are we getting two pages today or perhaps a doble spread page?

  • Heh

    Must keep awake…

    Too much…. relaxing… tea… /flinches/

    • stickfigurefairytales

      Aw…I’m starting to struggle a little bit too.

      • Heh

        I needed sugar, but im on A DIET. AN EVIL, EVILLLL, DARK DiET.

        If i give up, stick, i need you to know that you are pretty … so… pretty… and quick thinker… and wise… and…z..z..zz.

        • stickfigurefairytales

          No, don’t give up! I’m not leaving you behind! We’ll finish this together! Get up! We’re gonna make it through this war!

        • Honey might be a good sugar alternative

      • I’m this annoying state between feeling sluggish but also way to awake.

  • Sapfo
  • Uh oh. Suddenly it went quiet for a while. I wonder if Disqus has kicked me out of the campsite?

    *goes to huddle in tent*

    • stickfigurefairytales

      I think it’s the new page being up.

      • Yes, I finally saw the link just a few seconds ago.

  • Adam Black

    Halo!
    going for a sandwich run, back in 25. save me a spot up front

    • Sapfo

      Don´t worry, your spot is safe ^_^

  • TruthStings

    that last panel is precious

  • Curt Clark

    stupid telepaths, gotta be all accurate and crap… :p