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The Young Protectors: Engaging The Enemy Bonus Comic One—Page 24

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Detective Parker ships them. He totally ships them.

We had our forty-fifth bonus page in a row on Wednesday. And, thanks to your generous donations, in addition to our regular Saturday updates, there will also be bonus pages on Wednesday, May 28th (page 25!), Wednesday, June 4th (page 27!), Wednesday, June 11th, Wednesday, June 18th, Wednesday, June 25th, Wednesday, July 2nd, and Wednesday, July 9th! And look at the donation bar below! We’re already at $170 towards the bonus page after that!

Special thanks go out to long-time supporter Saxon B. (who makes their eighty-first generous donation to The Young Protectors!) for their generous donation over the last few days!

Big hugs go out to long-time friend of The Young Protectors Robert B. for their super-generous $25 donations, their sixty-eighth super-generous donation to this comic!

And ZOMG!, very, very warm hugs and very, very grateful bows go out to long-time mega-friend Christopher D. for their stunningly generous $100 donation, their seventy-second stunningly generous donation to this comic! Thank you so much, Christopher! You RULE!

Thank you all so much for your generous support!

So! The detectives and Lt. Col. Charleyboy have returned—only to discover Amanda and Spooky in flagrante dehuggo. Clearly Parker has his own interpretation of what’s been going on. (And after looking at their poses in Panel 3, how can you not want to read that AU pulp fiction about their forbidden, interrogation-room love? It shall not be denied!)

Here are the big questions: Will the grown-ups agree to leave to give Amanda and Spooky “a little more time?” Or will they stick around to make sure these crazy kids clean up the mess they made? And most importantly, did Spooky actually get the hug he most certainly deserved or were they interrupted before full huggage could happen?

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

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  • davefragments

    Oooh more revelations!

    • >.> I came back to sit in front of the computer for my first camp after my vacation, refreshed and got a new page, and your comment popped up the second Before I was clicking post xD

      I’m back, and I was SO Close :-p

      • Sapfo

        Yeah, but it took you forever to tell me that the page was up. Sneaky Wolf! 😉

      • davefragments

        This is my first.

        “In Flagrante DeHuggo!” will keep me smiling for a few days.
        And “Hot Interrogation room love” is another great line.

    • b3nc0

      Congrats‼

    • stickfigurefairytales

      Darn it, I forgot what night it was! Congratulations!

  • Spooklet hugs

  • Sapfo

    NOOO!
    SLY SLY SLY….cute?

  • A little late there grown ups.!

  • SofiaT

    You tell’em, Amanda!

    • davefragments

      I like Amanda’s strength and self assurance.

      • SofiaT

        She’s obviously a High D.

  • Oh and you tell ’em Amanda!!

  • DC

    You tell him Amanda! Good onya girl

  • Way to ruin the moment guys!!

    • b3nc0

      I knew it I’m still lost in your gorgeous pics ♥_~

  • Sapfo

    If Detective Parker is ships them, then he can not be a totaly bad guy?
    Only good guys get´s to ship. Is that not right Chris?

  • SofiaT

    Amanda is the friend Spooky deserves.

  • Amanda is so protective of Spooky. This is clearly going to be a life-long friendship and I’ll be she tries to shield him from all manner of bad things as they move through their lives.

    • There’s a reason she chose to name her superhero group The Young Protectors. If Amanda has your back, ain’t nothing getting through…

      • SofiaT

        So the name was her choice!
        Secrets are now revealed and questions answered, mwa ha ha!

      • davefragments

        Now that’s a nice piece of information to know.

      • Alex, that is so cool. Protective of the people who need their help, protective of each other. Standing together, facing the storm. Yeah, that makes so much sense now.

      • I was going to say, she has her Mama Bear going on up there. 🙂

        • Donald Burch

          I like how your words apply beyond just Amanda and Spooky. Having raised a child I appreciate when a mother has the trust and confidence in her child that Charleboy is demonstrating. She clearly set a good example for her daughter. I suspect she is pleased to see her daughter carrying on the legacy.

      • purplefoxglove

        She sure reminds me of a lioness defending her cups…be afraid, Team Silver. Be *very* afraid!

      • Elrohir

        @alexwoolfson:disqus
        Annnd…that’s the second t-shirt that we need.
        1. “Heroes don’t let the monsters win.”
        2. “If Amanda has your back, ain’t nothing getting throught…”
        Just sayin’ Alex 🙂

    • stickfigurefairytales

      I bet that’s been a big factor in Spooky’s decision not to accept any of the offers to be on a big name superhero team.

      • Good one. I think you’re probably right about that.

  • OH and I absolutely love their faces in the third panel….

  • Jen Roberts

    Every time I think I couldn’t love Amanda more, you have to prove me wrong. (keep it up!)

  • I think there needs to be a little more huggage!

    • b3nc0

      How about a Mum/Col huggage?

      • I think Spooklet needs the huggage most. 🙂

        • b3nc0

          Yes but why not from Col? With a mum feels Amanda is too young to give…

          • I don’t know if he’s ready for the grown ups.

  • b3nc0

    Col Charleboy is clearly amused by her daughter predicament in 2d to last panel…

  • Well, I didn’t get a chance to tell it while camping, but I left US a couple days ago after a nice vacation there (despite being sick with the plague of a cold).. but I didn’t actually go all the way home from US. I had a stop on the way and that’s where I camp from now. Kept this part of my trip on the low info end..

    Anyone wanna take a guess from where I was Virgin hunting tonight? 😉

    • Sapfo

      I KNOW! ^_^

    • …..are you playing with Sapfo?

      • Yes I am ;D We were sitting in each our end of her couch, hiding our computers from each other. LOL I kept quiet about the new page till the moment Dave snatched it just as I was about to post xD That was so hard, keeping a straight face while trying to post from her laptop I’m borrowing..
        The ultimate Virgin hunter room tonight 🙂

        • Whoa! Two V hunters running neck and neck. I’m impressed!!!

          • That’s why I for sure couldn’t take an extra stop in US, even if I HAD had the money at all. Since I was already around Copenhagen for once, it was just a matter of taking the train over to Sapfo. Since I was already meeting people from US for the first time, I thought I’d keep it up by actually meeting my country-neighbour for the first time as well.
            My ‘pseudo twin’ 😉

          • Sapfo

            You are welcome!
            Sorry for “the bed”. Maybe I get a real one next time.

          • Makes perfect sense. I’ll get you (and Sapfo) to San Francisco some day!

            Yay Twins!

          • Sapfo

            I really do hope so. I am still so fighting for Yaoicon(?) next year. It would be great meeting you (and you also Alex if your going there next year)

          • We will work on it! Hamlet and E are also usually there too plus some other of your fav yaoi comic artists.

          • If it’s held in the Bay Area again, I will likely be there next year too. 🙂

          • Sapfo

            Then I hope for that 🙂

          • That’s why I’d go for yaoicon most of all. If/when I manage to go to a con, I hope for one where there’s the biggest chance of both you, Hamlet and Em (+ maybe CC) from TH to be there.

            I want to meet all of you and as many from the forums as possible when ever I get the chance. So far it’s been a great start meeting good friends from online. I’ve had a good time both in US and now Sweden 😀

          • If you’re going next year then I’ll definitely go again in 2015! It’s only May and I’m already nervous and cannot wait for September… so excited!!!!!

        • Sapfo

          Sneaky Alex and Sly Wolf. I am having a hard time keeping up with everyone.
          And yes, Wolfy is my guest for a few days 😀

          • b3nc0

            Poor Sapfo, must have been hard on you?!

          • Elrohir

            OMG! The Danes have invaded Sweden again! I knew building that silly bridge was a mistake! 🙂
            j/k
            I hope the two of you have a wonderful time!

          • Sapfo

            I know! They just show up with a big smile and win you over in no time at all. xD

          • LOL .. we’re having a lot of fun. First actual meet was on the train, and it just went from there 🙂

            Btw.. Everything was good with my room. A last, but HUGE, thank you for helping me and getting me a room in NY. They were really nice at the hotel and I slept great.

          • Elrohir

            A pleasure Lady Wolf. I hope that New York treated you well, and wish you a wonderful time in Sweden.

            For myself I always find it a relaxing and healing place when I visit with the family in Skåne.

          • Sapfo

            Skåne my dear Elrohir?!
            I really like to know more 🙂

          • Elrohir

            They live outside of Malmö with two gorgeous små Prinsessor. And I usually get to visit them a couple of times a year during my business trips. Flying into Kastrup and taking the Öresundståg across the bridge to see them. And this year, at the end of the summer they are making a visit to California. YAY!!
            The lady Wolf has my email if you want to chat about it.

          • Sapfo

            I used to live in Malmö just a few months ago. It is so easy to get to and from Kastrup with that bridge. Even if the Danes can come over it also 😉
            And a trip to California that sounds so nice. Show them everything then.

            I will ask her.

        • b3nc0

          YOU! You – are – the – best!

        • davefragments

          I was seriously close to losing the page. I type really fast, that’s the secret.

          • And I write from a Swedish laptop that I’m not used to, but it’s been fun to figure out 🙂

          • davefragments

            I had a coworker who used a DVORAK keyboard and tried to tell me that he could type faster than anyone at the Center. I took dictation as he spoke and left him speechless. I’d hate to try Swedish or something like Greek or the absolutely mind-blowing Japanese keyboard that I’ve seen.

          • SofiaT

            I can type equally fast whether my keyboard is switched to English or Greek.
            My problem is when I start typing in one language only to realise that I forgot to switch it from the other -then I have to delete and start all over again.

          • davefragments

            you’re better than I am. I still have trouble with English.

          • SofiaT

            Finger memory. If you ask me where the Ω is on my English keyboard when it’s switched to Greek, I have no idea. I’ll probably confuse it with the Ψ. But my fingers do -the faster I type, the least chance I have of making an error.

          • Yeah, I find as long as I’m not thinking about any of it while I’m typing the less chance of mistake.

          • Donald Burch

            I find this holds true with life in general.

          • I would agree with this, definitely. 🙂

          • Donald Burch

            I can type in Klingon. Does that count?

          • davefragments

            for about a $1.10
            (A buck ten)

          • Donald Burch

            OOH! I wonder if it collects interest?

          • Elrohir

            I think I’ve mentioned this before, but as one of my former colleagues used to say when asked if he spoke any “other languages”
            “I speak two languages. American, and bad English.”

        • b3nc0

          Mmh… Virgin Hunter Room? That makes me think of the SDCC2015 we talked about weeks ago… Picture a dozen of us hunting in the same room?

          • I have a small hope of trying for Yaoi-Con ’15

          • b3nc0

            Where?

          • It’s here right outside of San Francisco. I’m very lucky to have gone the past three years.

          • SofiaT

            I really want to go to the San Diego ComicCon 2015.
            But I won’t know if I will be able to until after Christmas and I’m afraid all the tickets will be gone by then 🙁

          • I’ve never tried for SDCC but I know a few people who have and they say it’s tough to get tickets.

          • SofiaT

            *sigh*

          • It’s the same for me. I won’t know until the end of this year if I can even begin to Dream of going to yaoicon. It depends on my situation later on because the possible start of the education that financially would make me able to go, might also be the same thing that timewise will prevent me from going, because it’s not during a normal vacation time off.

          • stickfigurefairytales

            Oooh, Yaoi-Con.

    • You sorta alluded to this part of the trip so I’ll go with what Doki says.

  • SofiaT

    I can’t wait till we’re back to the regular storyline and I see Amanda’s expression when she finds out that someone has messed with one of her boys again.

    • Donald Burch

      Methinks that will be a grim and satisfying moment.

      • Elrohir

        For myself I would hope not to be the focus of such a gaze, nor even standing near to the one who was the focus, lest the lightnings strike us both!

        • Donald Burch

          Many heroes and villains get caught up in how invulnerable to harm they are forgetting that there are pains that cut deeper and hurt longer than those of the body. I do not envy Duncan his position one bit.

          • Garnasha

            I hadn’t even thought of that one yet. Shame on me. So, Amanda can get pretty much full read access, but how much write access does she have? In other words, how badly could she mess up someone’s head?

            One nice concept I saw in a book was a (good!) witch punishing someone not by turning them into a frog but making them think they were a frog (in a human body). Poor guy was begging to be turned into one.

    • Oh dear good.. it’s going to be Epic.

      • Donald Burch

        Oh, my good! I am so stealing that. I sound like a profaning Scottsman. “Oh, my freaking Good!” Much better than the Flying Spaghetti Monster and more fun, thank you!

  • Sapfo

    Oki Alex? When did this turn into a sitcom?

    We got the in control good looking mother, the cute son who makes a mess, the smart supportive daughter and the awkward dad

    Detective Parker would make an excellent sitcom dad. I don´t know about the rest thou. Hmm, I need to think a bit more about this sitcom idea.

  • diegohatake

    Oh, I wanna hug Spooky too… Can’t resist to see a cute guy crying… Haha!

  • Donald Burch

    We witness the birth of a smooth Spookster ladies and gents! See how Amanda is ready to go to the wall for him after just a few minutes? That’s how it’s done. I take notes. 🙂

    On a serious note, beautiful page as ever, Alex and creative team. I truly admire the subtle gestures like Spooklet’s tears and Col. Charleboy’s smirk of amusement. I laughed at the “um, it isn’t what you think” moment and the detectives, while dry in speech are still clearly concerned. Very human, very natural, and very normal. This element helps me connect with this story on a personal level and I so very much appreciate it, thank you.

    • And I thank you for another very thoughtful comment, Donald. You’ve put a big smile on my face. 🙂

      • Donald Burch

        YAY!!! I make the world a little better place for one other soul. I’m glad but I now set my eye on tomorrow!

    • Nicely said, Mr. Burch!

      • Donald Burch

        My pleasure, @Gryphongirl2:disqus

    • I must agree with Gryphon and Alex. Very nice!

  • TwilightDreamer

    aaawww!! Yet again, I almost cried….:)….well at least until the detectives came checking up :s….I mean I thought the noise might draw attention, but still…
    *grumbles*…I know he’s just doing his job, but I really don’t like that guy…you tell him Amanda!

    • Donald Burch

      Meh, cops are a crusty bunch but their hearts are in the right place. Imagine how one might grow a thick skin while fighting on the front lines of what demons call “hell” (Earth) every day?

      • Elrohir

        I confess that I was surprised at the “we thought we heard…” comment as I had expected them to be watching through the one way mirror on the wall. The flash of anger from both Amanda and Spooky at the “huggus interruptus” is very clear. As well as her admonishment to Det. Parker.
        But the thing that struck me the most, is Amanda’s promise to Spooky that he will never have to face these things alone again. THAT ladies and gentlemen is one serious promise to make. And WHY does it feel to me like Amanda would lay down her life to keep it?

        • stickfigurefairytales

          You do mean that she *would*, not that she *will*, right? Right???

          • Elrohir

            Because in my heart of hearts, Oh Lady of Rohan, I pray that she will never have to pay that price. And so I choose the subjunctive, that land of possibilities.

          • stickfigurefairytales

            If she did I would probably have to burn down the internet.

          • Elrohir

            And I would hand you the torch.

        • Donald Burch

          Simply put, because we know she will.

        • b3nc0

          The huggus interruptus is as good as the flagrante dehuggo Thanks to you both @disqus_E1BJEAP7bC:disqus & @alexwoolfson:disqus , I’ll have a great day!

      • TwilightDreamer

        yeah I know, not saying he’s a bad person…just a bit hard to like right now.

  • stickfigurefairytales

    HUGS!!!!!!!!!!!! o/

    • b3nc0

      Finally, it was there. But did Spooky-to-be even close his arms before the party-pooper-platoon went in?

      • stickfigurefairytales

        Looks like he got one arm on her back but not the second. 🙁

    • Heh

      HUGGY HUGS!!!!111!one /o/

  • Why do they look so shocked when they see the room? Are none of them parents, except for Charleyboy? They should know that when you leave the kids alone to play they usually make a mess…

    This is just the teenage, magical version of messing up the interrogation room 😉

    Amanda is already protective of her new buddy. Parker should really start to worry about suddently tripping over his feet, because she is not pleased.
    Mama Colonel is just fine with letting him dig his own grave deeper xD

    • Kiri

      You really think anybody would willing breed with Detective Parker? I don’t think so!

      Apart from that I think you’re right on the mark.

  • Xalun K

    WOO, you go Amanda! Spooky, everything’s going to be okay, really!

    In all seriousness, though, Alex, Adam & Veronica, I really love how you’ve done up the characters in this bonus arc. Amanda is so well written, and Spooky is so expressive (especially in this strip, with the crying), and just… I’m amazed, and grateful that even those of us who couldn’t donate get to experience it. Thank you.

    • I’m really glad you’re enjoying the bonus comic, Xalun!

      (And like you, I feel grateful to the Kickstarter backers who made this possible. This is a story I really wanted to tell and I feel lucky to have the chance to share it. 🙂 )

    • I was so happy when we reached that streatch goal 🙂

  • b3nc0

    Birds are a-chirping,
    Sun is sneakin’ in,
    My eyes are closing
    & brain a-shut-in
    Good day lads & lasses!
    ‘The Hell are my glasses? orz

    • Elrohir

      Sweet dreams.

    • stickfigurefairytales

      Good night, b3nc0!

  • Donald Burch

    Alas, the Dream calls and I must answer. Thanks to everyone for a wonderful evening. Until next, make mine TYP!

    • stickfigurefairytales

      Good night!

  • Mary Klemzak

    7th panel needed, her saying, “It’s you guys who suck!”

    Geez, adults, always ruining everything.

  • fujoshifanatic

    Oh noes, they just experienced some huggus interruptus! So not cool. Darn you Parker! If you ship them so hard, you would have let them get to the kisses part! If I were Amanda, I’d be throwing tables at you right about now, and judging from her tone of voice, you are about one snarky comment away from that fate!

    Seriously though, what another, lovely, well-written, well-drawn, well-all-around page! The first panel had me verklempt (I seem to do that a lot with this comic!), with all the intense, raw emotion, both in Spooklet’s face and Amanda’s words.

    I love the sheer relief depicted in the former’s face, punctuated by his tears. You can see how long he’s been holding those tears inside; I can almost feel the shiver that must be running through him, keeping his hands from engaging in full huggage, due to the force of letting those pent-up tears finally fall.

    And I love Amanda’s vow of friendship (Fidelity? Kinship? It’s so much more than this, but I can’t find the right word at this late hour) to a boy whose spirit she has come to know and bond with. And based on that juicy little bit of origin lore you dropped on us in the comments, this declaration strikes me as an ingeniously subtle title drop (by exposition) if I ever saw one. Amanda Charleyboy, the Original Young Protector, doing what she does best. 🙂

    And let’s not forget the rest of this amusing scene! In the third panel, Spooklet looks like he’s saying, “Dude, you just totally wrecked my chances with this really nice, and hot, non-demon babe! Not. Cool!” I think I even see traces of irritated kitten there! 😀

    And the plethora of expressions in the next panel are such a hoot! I can see the thought bubbles now!
    First Detective: “A little more time? Mmm Hmm! Any more time and we might have to hose y’all down!”
    Detective Lunkhead: “Whoa, this is awkward! Let me say something stupid to diffuse the situation!”
    Lt. Col. Mama Charleyboy: “You know, if you want to fry Parker’s brain just a little for that comment, I totally wouldn’t ground you.”
    Totally love it!

    And finally, the last panel! You tell him Amanda! Sometimes you just gotta put the idiots in their place, even if they are the supposed adults. And I love the way she described Spooklet. Yes, Amanda, he is very much a stand-up guy, and you are a swell gal. May the two of you stand together, in the name of all that is just and right, for a long, long time to come. 😀

    • Nicely put!

    • Thank you for this wonderful comment, fujoshifanatic! So fun to read your panel-by-panel reactions. 😀

  • Heh

    I am late ;-;

    BUT HEY LOOK AT AMANDA’S BRAIN WORKING ON THE SUPER HERO THING NEVERMIND THAT

    god i hope these cops keep being douches so she takes the responsability to help spooky on herself.

  • Heh

    ALSO THEY HUGGED!

    Things just keep gettig better. /blushes/

  • Adam Black

    You crowd a teenage demon slayer in a small room, and some tables are going to get flipped.

    They are lucky he doesnt burn a hole though the wall and walk out

  • WarGoddess

    Jeez guys, can’t you let poor Spooks get the physical contact he’s been yearning for before you just barge in the place like a Drill Instructor in a Marine Corps bootcamp barracks? He needs some comforting!!!! What are you, hug nazis?!!!!

    Anywho, to anyone who has yet to see Godzilla, it was fan-freaking-tastic. It blew my socks off, took my breath away, and just made me totally freak out. I’m not even a big fan of Godzilla, but i can honestly say it was the. Best. Sci-fi. Action. Movie. I’ve Ever. Seen. My fiancee is an uber fan, and he loved it too. 😀

  • Sanbai

    It might be a strange thing to say on such an emotional page but… Amanda is just so pretty! Even when making Angry Teenager Face(tm) she’s just so cute! Awwwh, thanks for making her look so great you guys!

    • Our pleasure. 🙂

    • Wayne Lunkwitz

      And I bet if she got upset enough she could plant things in that jerk detective’s mind that would give him a lifetime of horrible nightmares.

      • Garnasha

        Oh please oh please oh please. Let him get nightmares every time he makes a derogatory comment (that is, every night, if he’s been snide in the preceding 24 hours, he gets it). Snideness-triggered PTSS. Featuring Demon Head, Spooky Eyes (which are cool, not scary, but he doesn’t think so) and Getting Replaced by Little Girls.

  • Marie Laurent

    Dickface has the worst face in Panel 5, I hope he gets smacked the fuck down. (I don’t remember if he has a name, but this serves it well enough)

    • Michael

      Agreed, he needs to be magic-blasted back through the door and into the room opposite.

  • Klaus

    Now detective Parker, the only thing required of you in this situation is that you keep your mouth shut. Think you can manage that? Well, neither do I.

  • Huuuuuuuuuuuuug…..

    Interesting — Parker is being a snarky dick about it, but he does accept that Amanda has the situation under control and asks for a report. I get the impression that he recognises that the table-throwing is still more of a response than anyone else has been able to get out of Spooky.

    • Wayne Lunkwitz

      I think they were all secretly afraid of him considering what he brought back from the other side!

    • IamM

      Amanda: Hey, kid. Show ‘im that table trick.

  • Det. Parker sure does suffer from chronic Foot In Mouth Disease.

    • Sapfo

      There is a vaccine for that

      • One that requires a really thick gauge needle I’m sure. 🙂

      • Garnasha

        Vaccine? I only knew about a cure, though it does work as a prophylactic as well. Duct tape. I vote we apply it generously to his mouth, and maybe his entire face. Because he’s worth it.

        But I’m guessing a vaccine might be more effective in the long term. What did you have in mind?

    • A most unfortunate contortion-inducing condition given his apparent parallel affliction of Head Up Own Ass Syndrome.

      • Wayne Lunkwitz

        Does seem a bit awkward…..but I think this one could get it done!

        • b3nc0

          You should know… What with your avatar!

        • b3nc0

          Oh, Dick-tective is awkward alright ^^;

      • Quite the Pretzel isn’t he.

        • Donald Burch

          It’s a plus to be flexible in his line of work.

  • Nate

    Yay! Hugs!

    • Rashel Izro

      COUPLED WITH YOUR ICON, THAT COMMENT MADE ME WARM INSIDE.

      also:TELL IT GIRL! amd I’m sorry for the Capslock

      • Nate

        Boy, actually. 😉

        I am, at heart, a hug addict. 😀

        • Rashel Izro

          ahem TELL IT BOY! me too

  • Falconfly

    I want to infect the inspector with a strand of Streptococcus….

  • Pikinanou

    Yes, he ships them. Unbeknown to us, in the next years, he’ll be secretly writting fanfictions about them 😛

    • Someone needs to write fanfiction about Parker writing fanfiction, so we can get all recursive. 🙂

      • bronakopdin

        inception!

        • Garnasha

          That’s one level deeper. Outer defences, weaker layer below that, then the layer faked to be someone else’s. Don’t go any deeper or die, Limbo is not a fun place.

          So, someone should write fanfic about Alex writing about Parker writing fanfiction. Someone we’ll all support by sending them aspirin.

  • bronakopdin

    … oh Parker, you…

    ah…. no, I won’t say it…
    (jealous?)

    I’m actually surprised that Spooky let Amanda hug him just like that! But I’m glad he did! 😀

    I love Charleyboy’s face in panel 5 she’s all like “That’s my girl, always proactive” xD
    And Tutt seems to agree ^^

  • Simba

    Finally he gets a hug!! Poor little baby Spooks… I think/hope Amanda’s actually getting through to him. He looks pretty relieved, maybe even a little hopeful (I super love the facial expressions un this comic, they just… Sigh. So good.).
    Now I am wickedly curious about the little red devil boy Spooky appears to be protecting on the previous page, but I think something was said about Spooky’s time in hell being a separate bonus comic, so I will try my best to wait patiently…. o.o;

    • b3nc0

      Alex said in last page comments that it’s actually an illustrated side story.
      PROSE FOR THE WORLD‼

  • Wayne Lunkwitz

    I am glad the hug finally happened …..but to see what he went through on the other side was scary! I also want to know more about the ” Little red demon” does he grow up to be Kyle’s Father?

    • Jackal

      That would be hilarious, if the whole world is saved by Spooky going, ‘Hey, asshole, YOU OWE ME.’

      • LimpBiskit

        I would buy two copies of that chapter XD

      • Wayne Lunkwitz

        I’d LOVE to see that!

      • purplefoxglove

        Or him entering hell and saying: “Hey, guys, remember what happened last time when I was here for a visit? Right before you kicked me out? That was six years ago, and I brought company. Do you want me to get angry, or are you going to be good little demons and give me what I want?”

    • zunden

      As amusing as that would be, it’s not chronologically possible… I’m pretty sure Kyle is older than Spooky, and even if he isn’t, they’re about the same age…

  • Heh

    The detective said all hugs AND KISSES, Amanda.
    DO IT.
    DOOOO ITTTT.

  • b3nc0

    I made a dream last night (this morning actually) probably fueled by our exchange about sdcc & yaoicon 2015:

    We (doki, sapfo, danish, sofia, aj, elrohir, dave, griffongirl, stick, chris, orakel from toy actually and I) were supposed to meet at the con (?) gate & we were texting each other “Guys I got this amazing surprise” “You’ll never believe it” “Wait ’til you see” and the likes… Once at the entrance,
    we were ALL in Spooky cosplay‼ But there were 13 of us?! We began suspisciously checking each other up & down, asking questions about our chats but to no avail… Everyone, #13 inclueded, knew eve-ry-thing about us… & about typ!!! Someone suggested we took our cap off at 3. [you know how, in dreams, some things make perfect sense, here we would recognise the intruder without the cap] «One… Two…» Another:«Wait, we take it off at three or you count three and then we take it off?» «At three! Are you stalling for time? One, two, THREE!» And there, among us, with a shit-eating grin, was
    Alex W. himself!
    We were happy to finally meet everyone’s real self but actually our avatars were cosplaying!

    • Best dream ever LOL

    • stickfigurefairytales

      That is such a great dream!!! 😀

  • b3nc0
    • vessto

      #13 and #17 are awesome!

      • b3nc0

        Thanks.

  • Tahir Raines

    Aw! I ship them as a brotp!

  • davefragments

    i’ve known a few policemen and detectives in my time.

    They are blunt and obvious men. Most of the crime they see is simple, nothing with intellectual heft or subtlety. A victim does something wrong and once the police get him or her to talk, they confess. Or it’s a traffic ticket. OR it’s rowdiness at a bar or some gathering spot. Or it’s marital violence, girlfriend violence, etc. . .
    This was a naked kid with a demon’s head in hand.
    They want an explanation for their “trophy wall.” the oddest stories, the most shameful, the terribly racist, and the stupid mistakes are all part of the trophy wall. I never repeat those stories that I heard because they embarrass civilized people. They are not pretty stories but they were told with gusto and humor and made into grand delights, confections for other policemen to giggle to. This isn’t a defense of bad behavior.
    Spooky isn’t that unsophisticated. We’ve seen him in the hell dimension and he wasn’t in the least incapable. But he is defensive.
    Look at Panel Three – – he wants to do something ugly to the detective. He doesn’t trust or even want him around. The detective knows only one way to handle strange people – put them in jail. Spooky knows that. he doesn’t need a quick transfer from the hell dimension to the jail or foster homes or juvenile hall.
    Spooky has found a defender in Amanda and he’s going to stick close to her.

  • Ikaru Sentinal-K’Valshar

    The mum ships them now. XD Or at least is pleased with how her daughter is handling the situation. Amanda is all “Get out, fool!”

  • petros0359

    Move along adults please nothing to see here…
    Teenagers counseling session in progress…

  • Dakejev

    I can’t get over the fact that the male detective there reminds me of Duncan quite a bit.

    • Because he’s a dickhead?

      • Dakejev

        Looks more than behaviour, but now that you mentioned, behaviour kinda fits too… XD

  • vessto

    I love the pride in the mother’s look.

  • Each time I open the page, all I can think is, YAY HUGS!

  • OnyxLight

    YAY I’m all caught up!! Loving this background stuff on Spooky!

  • Holly

    EEE! Lil Spooky called Amanda PRETTY!!!! And Amanda is helping Spooky and all is wonderful.

    SO Excited to camp later tonight.

  • b3nc0

    Re-re-reading the page for the ump-hundredth time, I finally reached the conclusion that
    The HUG occured (^^) (/^^)/

    If you’ll kindly follow my twisted mind accross the page ᕕ( ᐛ )ᕗ
    Panel 1: Spooky has tears flowing on his left cheek
    Panel 3: nothing seems wet on his fiery face
    Panel 4: he’s wiping a tear from the inside corner of his left eye

    Conclusion: between panel 1 & 2-3 only a hug could allow Amanda’s shirt to dry Spooky’s cheek‼ QED

    P.S.: No camping tonight for me but will try and catch the page as early as possible… Have a nice camp/hunt ㋡ノ

    • stickfigurefairytales

      I concur with you on this confirmation of hug.

  • Starts to setup camp for the night while doing laundry… 😉

    • *pokes in head* I only have the computer/cat room left to clean and my bedsheets to finish washing ^_^ Now can I get all that done by midnight?

      • Yes you can! *Teleports coffee/tea* I have faith! 😉

        • I am really looking forward to going down to Savannah for my nephew’s 2nd birthday. ^_^

          • stickfigurefairytales

            Nifty, have fun!

          • Would be better if I wasn’t forced to clean everything in one day….silly mother decided to leave a day early…

          • stickfigurefairytales

            D’oh. Oh, guess what? I have a present to send you!

          • A present? 8D (>’_’)>O (^▼^)

          • stickfigurefairytales

            I found a used copy of the second Ace Attorney game. ^_^

          • *squeeeee* ◕‿◕

          • stickfigurefairytales

            Do you want me to wait until you get back from your trip before sending it?

          • You can go ahead and send it, it will be nice to have something waiting for me when I get back. My grandmother (too long in the car for her to go) and brother (has medical problem that prevents him from going) will still be here so it is all good. ^_^

          • stickfigurefairytales

            Okay, will do!

    • stickfigurefairytales

      Hiya!

    • Saxon_Brenton

      Well, I’m at work doing inter-library loans, and also eating cake (we just hasd a very belated Edible Book Day event, so there are lots of different types to sample…)

      • stickfigurefairytales

        Ooh, cake. Cake *and* books!

        • Cake, books, coffee & tea… we’re all good to go! 😉

          • stickfigurefairytales

            I’m gonna go get some tea. 🙂

          • stickfigurefairytales

            Mmm…tea.

  • stickfigurefairytales

    Today was a gorgeous day. I met up with some friends and we walked around this lovely historic cemetery. We saw two deer and a ton of chipmunks there.

    • Heh

      Deers! That must have been cute ;-;

      • davefragments

        I see deer all the time. I catalog the places they cross the road I live on. They are pretty but stupid, They stop in the middle of the road and stare at the car. Then three more jump out in front of your car.

        • stickfigurefairytales

          Deer can be really dangerous on the roads.

          • davefragments

            They eat my bushes all winter and like the pine cones that fall off the Evergreens. And the ornamental apples.

            I don’t mind that but I’ve seen them cross the road six to ten times in less than an hour and that ain’t safe.

          • Heh

            I think you meant six or i really really need to sleep!

            Anyway im laughing so hard

          • davefragments

            I fixed that. I’ve never seen the Rut but that time of the year (fall) the males are particularly crazy everywhere.

            I have seen newborns on my property and that is amazingly special and cute. Then they start to eat your greenery and never stop.

          • stickfigurefairytales

            Aw, baby deer! (True on the greenery thing, though, from what I hear.)

          • davefragments

            It is a special sight. They are walking within 20 minutes of birth and the mothers hide to give birth. So your chances are not good. I was lucky one year.

      • stickfigurefairytales

        They were! It was a pair of male deer, and you could see the fuzzy little new antlers they were growing.

    • Pics? Sounds lovely.

      • stickfigurefairytales

        Sadly, I only got pictures of a few of the gravestones that were particularly cool, not of the animals.

        • Gravestones…yes!

          • stickfigurefairytales

            There are a lot of lovely ones in Lakeview Cemetery. We’ve also got some famous people buried there, like President Garfield, J.D. Rockefeller, and Eliot Ness.

        • Just don’t step on the gravestones *shudder* One of my summer jobs while in University was taking pictures / cataloging a local graveyard.

          I stepped on one by accident once day and swear I heard in my head a very loud “Get the f*ck off.” I don’t come anywhere close to stepping on them anymore :S

          • stickfigurefairytales

            I always try to be as respectful as I can of graves. Sometimes I try to clean them off if they’re getting overgrown (not that I’m in cemeteries much). The ones at Lakeview are all really well maintained, though.

  • mogoskier

    Hi everybody. I have come back from hell and I can camp again.
    How is everybody?

  • Holly

    From the darkness appears a figure, obscured by the fog and the snoke of the campfire, the campers are unsure what they see. Some of the more experienced campers begin to look in awe, not believing their eyes. Surely it had not happened, surely it had not returned. Unable to hold back their joy several of the great hunters rushed forward to confirm their suspicions.

    It was true. Their friend and rival had return. And soon the camp grounds were full of shouts of joy and excitement. Finally it had returned. The Android. The Camper.

    HOLLY!

    • mogoskier

      Oh you just finish finals too.
      And welcome back.

      • Holly

        No. I moved house. Had no internet for a month. Work schedule was mad. Alex kept updating early when i was out on Friday nights. And….
        Well….I did the stupid thing and fell in love.

        • mogoskier

          Aww congrats, with both the love and internet.

          • Holly

            haha thanks

        • Yayyy! Love! Congrats, Holly.

          • Holly

            yeah,,,

    • stickfigurefairytales

      HOLLY!!! Welcome back!!

      • Holly

        Thanks Sticky!

    • *glomps Holly* Holly!!! I may have sat down at my computer too long because now I am having trouble convincing myself that I really need to at least get so much of the last room clean and I cannot do that while sitting at the computer.

      • Holly

        sadly this is true 🙁

    • Hello there! (newer camper to TYP even though following forever…) ^_^

      • Holly

        Hey Star. you are about to witness the madness I bring if only @smsif:disqus and @DanishWolf:disqus would not me.

        • >.> We won’t let you have it easily.

          • Holly

            I don’t even get a happy joy, just your establishing yourself as Virgin Victor.

        • …hmm… sounds like @dokidokibaka:disqus @PuzzleSavant:disqus and I with Starfighter updates… we’re always preventing fires… ;)p

    • Welcome back, Holly! So glad to see that you were camping tonight.

      • Holly

        THANKS GRYPH

  • So.. after snooze buttoning for half an hour, hitting the snooze every 5 mins, I finally made it out of bed and back to camp 🙂

    How is everyone doing? I’m now back at my own computer after 14 days spent with great friends in various timezones.

    • stickfigurefairytales

      Hello! Doing all right here. Glad you had so much fun on your trip!

      • I did have a lot of fun, despite getting bad luck with health xD

        • stickfigurefairytales

          Are you over your cold yet?

          • Getting better. Still couching and blowing my nose, but me lips and nose are healed 😀

          • stickfigurefairytales

            Glad to hear it.

    • Morning Danish! All I want to do is go to sleep, but there are some things that I must at least partially finish before leaving in the morning…

      • I missed this part. Where are you going?

      • mogoskier

        That been my mantra for the last month.

    • mogoskier

      Hi wolf, nice to see you. I’m good you

    • One whirlwind of a trip! Glad you made it back okay, and had tons of fun along the way! ^_^

      • mogoskier

        That right you had the trip to the states. Was it fun?

        • It was. Meeting friends I’ve known online for three years IRL was great, and despite getting hit by the plague I still got to see a little of NY in the day I was there afterwards – before having an awesome extended weekend at Sapfo’s place in Sweden 😀

    • Sapfo

      Hi Danish
      glad to hear that your back is a little better.
      It is kind of strange without you here. (Smell candypaper) Strawberries 🙂

      • Morning Sapfo sweet

        • Sapfo

          Good morning Doki! ^_^

      • LOL.. I’m sad I left most of the twizzlers in US at the hotel, and it was weird when I stepped into my apartment again.
        Yup, my neck muscles will hurt for at least couple days longer but I can move now after the chiropractor 🙂

        • Sapfo

          That is good (and yes about the twizzlers ^_^)

  • mogoskier
    • Benedict? David? Do these people at the BBC not have eyes?

      That’s…really funny. And I think cutting down on the flirting is just stupid. I want to see all the Doctors flirt! Regardless of their age.

      • Eve

        I don’t want to see 12 flirt with Clara. He’s just too old for her, IMHO. And they need to let dear River go. Cue Frozen: Let her go, let her go! Give her her own show or let her go!

    • Wow… shows how wrong they are and that anyone can be sexy. Cumberbatch not sexy *smacks them*

  • jreed3842

    I am here to camp! Hello everyone! How is everyone tonight?!
    I also brought the s’mores! 😀

    • stickfigurefairytales

      Ooh, s’mores. Yes please!

    • mogoskier

      Hi, I’m good you. Can I have a s’more without the chocolate. Here some french fries

      • jreed3842

        Chocolate free s’more for you! And french fries sound awesome. 😀

        • You’re making me think of french fries w/ a Wendy’s chocolate frosty! (best thing ever even if some people think it’s weird!)

          • jreed3842

            Yes! That’s always a good combination! (But I usually prefer dipping my fries in the vanilla frosty)

        • mogoskier

          Yay thank you and here you go.

          • jreed3842

            😀 Yay!

    • Holly

      *takes most of the smores* I AM MAKING UP FOR NOT BEING AROUND!

      • jreed3842

        I’ve got plenty to spare! Haha!

    • Heh

      Cool, s’mores! Gimme a hug, new best buddie!

      I’ve got plenty of…. cold water for this camp?

      • jreed3842

        Well cold water is just as important… what good would a camp be if we all died of dehydration! Haha

  • Heh

    I better make some tea for my lovely companios this fine night. I only have water right now, but i’ve got some herbs in my garden and can make some last minute delicious tea.

    So, how are you tonight? Anyone up to exchanging glorious battle tales by the fire camp?

    • jreed3842

      Ooo, tea sounds delicious!
      As for the battle tales…. uh…. I don’t really think I have any. Lol.

      • Heh

        It does! Especially when it is so cold out here! 🙁

        OH NO! Can’t believe it, jreed! We better go find a war quick

        • jreed3842

          I declare war on these s’mores…. and my mouth will be victorious! There we go, lol.

          • Heh

            We pray for your sucess in that hard battle! Here, have this +10 precision fork and make us proud.

          • jreed3842

            I shall not disappoint.

    • stickfigurefairytales

      I would love some tea, thank you! What sort of battle tales would be best, do you think?

      • Heh

        STIIIIIIICK! Have a tea and various hugs, dearie.

        Well, i can start with my glorious fight against the monkey that appeared in my house and then you can pick one of your favorites!

        • stickfigurefairytales

          That sounds like an impressive tale! I could always recount how I slew the Witch-King of Angmar, if you like?

          • Last night I took on a horde of ghosts with only my wakizashi. I had to leave my katana outside, out of politeness, you understand. How was I to know that place was haunted? Fortunately, it had been secretly magicked by a shaman in disguise so I managed to make it out alive.

            I didn’t destroy all the ghosts, just some of them…but I did make it out. Really.

          • stickfigurefairytales

            How do we know that this isn’t ghost you telling the story?!

          • Could very well be.

            *tears gather, mist down my cheeks*

            But I’m not a ghost! I got my katana back. I walked out the door of that place and put my (real) hand right on the handle.

          • stickfigurefairytales

            I am deeply relieved that you returned to us safely.

          • Heh

            Never really leave your weapon behind, dear warrior. Bathe with it. Like musashi, never let it leave your side.

            But im glad you made it alive. I am bowing down to you to have survived this one.

          • I suppose you’re right. Better to be prepared than polite is what my master used to tell me.

            *bows back*

          • Heh

            So there was i, innocent and young, unprepared in the lovely and pretty sunset light. I was tracing some bananas that had been bought just that morning, for i had the hunger of a thousand warriors and i needed badly my snack. Then i saw.

            His brown tail waving as he was running down my garden [since i live pretty near a forest that have many of them] I thought to myself ” damm cats! why have not my brave war dog, sophia the fluffy I, barked hard like it always does and warned me of this! ”

            But he was no cat. He made it to my living room, in his arms some bananas, sweet and most inviting. We stared at each other and then i realized: ” This is no cat! This is a monkey”.

            I tried to retrieve my prize – i really needed badly that snack. But he found my secret scape plan and used it against me [ slipped by my window]. He were never found again. I lost my prize.

            And then i yelled my pain to the sky, as being left with not snack was worse than any pain. I still cry everyday and we shall meet each other again for our fateful battle.

          • stickfigurefairytales

            You should fashion a blade in the shape of your dear lost bananas to fill you with vengeance.

          • Heh

            I shall do that. And defeat him this time.

            NOBODY TOUCHES MY BANANAS

          • BANANA BATTLE!! YEAH!

          • Oh yes! Please say the line, the fabled best line!

          • stickfigurefairytales

            “I am no man.” *kills the Witch-King of Angmar like a TOTAL BOSS*

          • Heh

            My favorite scene from all lotr.

          • stickfigurefairytales

            It is so great. 😀

          • *SQUEEEEEE!!!*

        • stickfigurefairytales

          So there I was, weaponless and facing the dreaded Killer Boar of Gr’Tag. My comrades would not be able to reach me in time. I feinted left, then rolled to the right, its deadly tusks missing me by inches.

          Then I saw it. An old, dead tree lying against the steep slope, bracing up all kinds of rocks and debris behind its trunk. I took a mighty leap and swung myself on a branch over to it.

          Bracing myself firmly, I leveled my best kick against the dead tree, and knocked it loose from the embankment! It tumbled down along with the rocks it had been holding up, and swallowed the giant boar up in a landslide!

          • Heh

            Ohh! Very well done, Stick!

            intelligence and force, in one full pretty and friendly pack!

            For this day onwards, you shall be called Stick, the dead tree warrior.

          • stickfigurefairytales

            That works very well with my nickname! 🙂

          • Excellent moves, O’Dead Tree Warrior! The stuff of legends!

  • HI Everybody!

    • Hey AJ 🙂

    • Sapfo

      Good evening to you Admiral!

    • stickfigurefairytales

      Hello! 😀

    • jreed3842

      HI!

    • Hi, AJ.

    • It has been a very very long day. Got my computer back from the shop and I have to update and re-install pretty much everything. BLARG!

      • stickfigurefairytales

        Aw, no fun!

        • None whatsoever. But at least it’s working. It stopped turning on. Hard drive was bad

          • stickfigurefairytales

            I’m glad that you’ve got it back now.

          • Happy to have it, indeed. I just want it updated just the way I like it noooow. 😐

      • *hiss* Having tried that more times than I like, I feel your pain.

        • It really really sucks. I’m trying to convince myself it’s like getting a BRAND NEW COMPUTER but it’s not working.

          • I hate when hard drives go! Had that happen to my desktop about a year ago all of a sudden one morning. At least it’s back just in time for the new page camping ^_^

          • Yup. 😀

            But it’s a better faster one, so I’m trying to look on the bright side.

      • BLARGGG!

        I hate that. Updating and re-installing takes FORever.

        • Yes, yes it does. 😐 And trying to decide where to start first is such a bummer.

          • xD I started with my comics (that I could still remember the title of, which lost me Buying Time just to mention one) and other sites I used basically daily.. and then went on from there.
            It’s still taken me quite a time to get my stuff back because I lost 4½ years of things last time, since my back-up disk decided it wanted to follow my harddisc and die at exactly the same time.
            Many things I never got back because no one else had them but me 🙁

          • Last time that happened to me I started with my favorite writing program and setting up all my stories, putting them on auto backup, etc.

            If/when it happens again, I’ll still start with my stories and then all my website stuff.

          • I have my writings in Google drive as well as on my flash drive. But that’s going on next after I finish the updates.

          • Very good! I have my writings backed up on Dropbox.

          • This is one of the things I like about the Chrome browser. I have all my bookmarks. So big relieved breath there

          • stickfigurefairytales

            That is good to hear!

          • I’d hate to lose my bookmarks.

          • Jakk Anthony Guzman

            I’d feel crippled without my bookmarks. I have probably thousands of them. I back them up regularly.

          • That’s what’s nice of the Chrome browser.

          • stickfigurefairytales

            🙁

          • Heh

            This happened to me once, so i feel your pain. 🙁
            Since that, i made a blog and put all my lovely links there. So i just have to remender one password and user and all my links are back.

          • That’s a great idea! I think I might have to try it myself tho I have a bunch of stuff stored on Evernote. Same thing but your blog sounds better.

    • mogoskier

      Hi

  • RD

    Good day everyone

    • Hello!

    • mogoskier

      Hi

    • stickfigurefairytales

      Hiya!

    • davefragments

      think more Hitchcock — GOOOOOOOOD Evening

      • RD

        Ah, my mistake.

        • davefragments

          there’s a couple campers who are saying “this morning” with you.

          • RD

            Ah but see I used “day” deliberately so as to avoid specifying a particular time of day, knowing that there are many timezones represented here.

      • stickfigurefairytales

        I imagine more of a Vincent Price voice for anyone saying “Good evening.”

    • jreed3842

      HI!!

  • Sapfo

    I feel like a dare devil for taking a shower during camping.
    YEAH! Living life on the wild side!

    • RD

      Ooo, greatly daring there!

      • Sapfo

        It was a needed on also. Feel so much better now.

        • RD

          Awesome!

    • Heh

      *plays born to be wild on the back as soundtrack*

    • stickfigurefairytales

      Livin’ on the edge.

      • Sapfo

        I was born naked. It was bound to come back and haunt me 😉

        • Adam Black

          Thats nothing.
          I was born naked —with two naked women.
          ( yeah, you read that right )

          • Sapfo

            By two women? they had to assemble themself afterwards? Like Ikea? That would be something. Get you kid at Ikea 😉
            (And yes I remember, you told me before ^_^)

    • jreed3842

      Omg! I just got out of the shower as well! I took a nice cold shower because it’s really hot here tonight!

    • stickfigurefairytales

      Okay, I’m gonna cave and go take a shower myself, since we haven’t heard anything from Alex yet. Not that that’s a guarantee…I’ll have to try and hurry.

      • Sapfo

        Yes, come to the dark side. It smells like shampo.

      • Heh

        My, aren’t we all so daring today?

        And that is awesome. Hurry. hurry, you can dry youself by the fire later with us.

        • Yes! Naked camping! *blushes*

          • Heh

            I did not mean it like that! /blushes/

            But now that i think of it…. it would indeed make some nice memories, wouldn’t it?

            /blushes even harder/

          • Skinny dip! 😉

          • Starr is mine….we have a thing…..sort of…..on twitter…..but still….

          • Heh

            Don’t worry, Doki, I will forever be in love with food. Can’t have two ladies in my heart, one of them will get jealous.

          • I’m so jealous! The ears, the licking. So-so jealous…

      • Adam Black

        did you know if spell camp with a W its Wamp. ?

  • stickfigurefairytales

    I’m back – and I made it safely before the update!

  • Alex, I love your commentary. It gets me to smile all of the time. In flagrante dehuggo, indeed.

  • Midori Ren

    There it is – the other half of that ‘knock off the condescension’ glare.

  • Ernesto Jose Narvaez Osorio

    I love her. Im gay but I do. She is amazing.