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The Young Protectors: Engaging The Enemy Bonus Comic One—Page 25

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  • New page!

    • stickfigurefairytales

      Congratulations on snagging the virgin!

      • Last 2/3 ;)p

        • davefragments

          hint: use your copy/past commands to copy the a generic message about the page. Then when it loads, you only have to paste and not type. Saves a few seconds.

          • Thanks! I will remember that for the next camp! (was trying to do laundry and hit refresh!)

  • Sapfo

    Oh New page and starr is the star

    • I hit refresh at exactly the right time! Ooh… Spooky *gets nervous*

  • The walls, they’re weakening?

  • mogoskier

    I smell information that has to do with the main plot.

    • Heh

      I suspect that you have a great nose.

  • Heh

    SO MANY THEORIES, SO LITTLE TIMEEEEE

    *suffers*

    • mogoskier

      OH MY GOD. This takes place 6 years ago. That around the time Kyle powers activated. If the wall weakening start earlier that time, it can be said that the reason Kyle, who at least a half demon, only came into his powers because of the wall. Meaning Kyle power source is hell.

      • Heh

        Wich means that spooky WAS a test! To see if the the walls were thin enough so they could send somebody in! After all, they needed to bargain the end of the world – walls were getting weaker anyway, so if the world is doomed, why not take advantage of it?

        And then amanda made TYP so that this could be avoided but couldn’t see the whole plan and now they’ll kick some asses back in the present and oh god my brain is burningggg

        • mogoskier

          If spooky was a test who made it. Was it his family, were Anni and priestess plans were made earlier then we thought, or is it another group, a group who originally put Kyle on earth.

          • Heh

            My guess is Anni and the Priestess. Since the priestess powers seem very similar to spookys, she could easily know the stuff happening with the walls, right? Just make the right trips to the right places and there you go.

            Or maybe they just had the information, then pressured spooky family [ who know, might be a magic clan ] on doing that.

      • Adam Black

        I had that as a theory earlier, even before he went to a hell.

        That his power was actually a hole to and from a fire realm, to send and retrieve fire.

        This has not been confirmed by the author — yet

        • Librarican

          That reminds me of the Subtle Knife from His Dark Materials trilogy. The knife had the power to cut through universes, but also allowed bad stuff to pass through as well. Would that mean Kyle would have to loose/banish his powers in order to shore up the wall and seal the hole? No more hot flashes for him might be a good thing considering how he sees his powers now.

          • SofiaT

            Upvote for mentioning one of my favorite trilogies! 😀

            And am I the only one who thinks Duncan is a bit like Lord Asriel?

          • Librarican

            Oo…… I like the way you think. Definitely see it. Ohh! Would that then make the Priestess Coulter?

          • SofiaT

            Or one of the witches that aid him. 😀

      • SofiaT

        Or the other way around? A half-demon’s powers activate on earth, causing the walls that separate the two dimensions to weaken?

      • Simba

        I could be wrong, but I thought Kyle said he was 14 when his “I touched myself and my house burned down” incident happened? That would have been 4 years before the main timeline and two years after this one. I think? Was be 12 and I’m misremembering? That happens…

  • davefragments

    More demons and weakening walls.
    Think of those weakening walls as something that the Annihilator and the Platinum Princess have to overcome.

  • His shaggy hair is so adorable.

  • Spooky what do you know… (and what were not you not allowed to share with the TYP????? after this experience…)

  • stickfigurefairytales

    Col. Charleyboy [thinking]: Hmm, I should really report this to somebody, but who?

  • stickfigurefairytales

    Well, *this* can’t be good.

  • George. Yep, I really want a glimpse of George. I hope we get to see him.

    *clears throat* Sorry about that. Got carried away. So the membranous walls are getting a might bit fragile. How to shore them up? Add some magick spackling? Reinforce with drywall spells? Cosmic sandbags of holy dust for support?

    • Heh

      Human sacrifice of yound heros?

      • *Gryph stops in her tracks, grows somber*

        Maybe. Hmm.

    • YangYueLan

      “Cosmic sandbags of holy dust for support”! Love it!

  • Oh, I don’t know, Alex. Sounds good to me. Demons and weakening walls. It’s good. 😛

    • Heh

      A burning party, ideed

  • SofiaT

    And there he is. The Hero in him. I knew he’d show his face sooner or later.

    • I was about to say, the start of Spooky the Demon Hunter.

      • mogoskier

        That sounds like a title of a bad reality show.

        • Heh

          A bad reality show. And i would watch the shit of of it anyway.

        • I suppose it does. But would you watch it with me and Heh?

          • mogoskier

            Yes

          • I’m sure it’d be better than some shows out there. I wonder if he would have a night vision camera. lol

          • Heh

            Like a supernatural that doesn’t get any worse as the seasons change.

            … Now i want it even more.

        • Simba

          Or the title of the animated show his hat came from! 🙂

  • Heh

    I hope we have some more glimpses of cinnamon very soon! I like him already! ;-;

  • jreed3842

    *gets the bricks and cement* Who wants to help me rebuild those walls? Lol.

  • I love Amanda and her protective nature. Spooky, you’ve been adopted.

    The walls of hell dimensions are weakening? Maybe that’s why Spooky made it back through (a gate?) if he fought one of the guards.

    So was that what Duncan was doing? Since the wall are getting weaker, he made a deal with Laampros – one of the kings of hell – and passed over the key to the rest of the world, so he could keep America the way he wanted it as his.
    Duncan logic (?): The walls are breaking anyway, might as well make sure *I* get the best out of it.

    • Heh

      I just thought the same thing! Give me some wolfy hugs, Danish!

    • mogoskier

      That one possibility. Another is he emptying out hell so he can go in strengthen the wall and force them back in.
      But I’m an optimist who really wants him to redeem himself.

    • Adam Black

      He probably has to get adopted by Commander ( so he doesnt get put in some Military isolation room as a human-weapon ) .

      I am sensing spooky is going to get some mothering

      Then we can have lots of furtive glances when spooky sleeps down the hall from Amanda. They are gonna do -it.

      ( once he gets checked out for Demon -cooties first )

      • Sapfo

        pff, why don´t you just hand them a pack of condoms 😉
        No no no, bad again Adam. There are young readers here. And Amanda just have to wait until young Spooky is 36 years old and they can get married. <..>

    • Simba

      This was 6 years ago, maybe they buffed them up before Duncan found his perfect way through to the demon of his choice?

    • thebitterfig

      Well, it also depends on the logic of magic and time. Perhaps the walls are weakening in the flashback because Duncan broke them up at Kyle’s “birthday party.” Heck, perhaps that’s what allowed Spooky to be stolen from the world in the first place. That messes with the head a bit, but if magic can’t have a bit of mindf***ery, it wouldn’t be magic.

  • Sapfo

    I think it is kind of funny that the “Demon of the undergound”-banner is under this page

    So Demons are on the lose. And I don´t think Charleyboy is all that suprised. Perhaps this is just a confirmation of soamthing she already knows? Or it is just me placing my self into her body… well it is one way to get drawn into the comic 😀

    For some reason Spooky is panel five looks so young. A seroius Spooky, is a young looking one.

    He is one of a kind. And so is Amanda. That is one fighter and leader to be.

    • Adam Black

      funny, I have another demon comic “stray dog”

      • Sapfo

        you do? Have you been hidding some good demon ass from me? Bad Adam! 🙂

        • Adam Black

          I apologize. I was raised in very jewish ( culture only ) household where subtlety was something rare, prized and never evershown, LIke the family china dusting away in crawlspace. So you cant actually ever expect me to recognize it

          So what I am tying to say, If this is a request for ass-photos I probably have to get a better mirror 🙂

        • Adam Black

          By the way, I have scheduled the next 3 hours of your Life. Give those patients their medicine, or water first.

          We cant have assisted-suicide by webcomic.

          Drive is back up and on! ( Not a reader ?I bet you are and dont know it. Its a comedy-drama space opera

          KInd of star warsy- ( in tone not plot ) meets the Muppet in space .wait, That was stars wars ( original ) .

          Plots KIcked into high gear. One of the characters just fought her way through a Colosseum of impossible mafia aliens , Like River Tam, and might be a secret agent of Biological- ( virus and DNA -based Borg like collective … The VInn

          http://www.drivecomic.com/archive/090815.html

          Rather Shamelessly , “Nosh” never wears pants.

          The Machito:

          ( Losing a war with the Continuum of Makers, humanity’s only hope lies with a lost race of creatures who can pilot a starship with almost
          superhuman skill. ( with their tiny Gravometric-sensitive Mohawks )

          The Emperor tasks the scout ship Machito to find thesecreatures, and convince them to use their gravimetric senses to pilot
          humanity’s ships. )

          • Sapfo

            Then I know what to do after work.
            (And a pic of your ass, hmm would not say no to that. ^_^)

  • Madock345

    Damn, Karaura doesn’t match any kind of demon I could find online. I had hoped Alex was drawing from some existing mythology so I could get some more material for theories, but nothing.

    That last panel has me wondering if Amanda’s mother shares her powers, she looks a little… zoned out.

    • Or instead of seeing visions of peoples experiences… could her mother perhaps be an Empath and able to just feel/read the emotions of the people around her?

    • mogoskier

      Aww an author creation of there own world. On one hand you get to experience a whole new world but on the hand it harder to guess spoilers.

  • Klaus

    Two detectives figure on the featuring list, but are nowhere to be seen.

    And we have a ding ding.

  • Nina Sanchez

    Y’know, I’d bet good money that right around here is that Kyle’s powers went boom, and that The Lt. Colonel has been checking her blackberry like that due to having gotten a lot of reports all over the place about weird crap happening.

  • SofiaT

    Today was a day from hell at work.

    I’m not surprised to hear the walls are weakening, that actually makes some sense.

    Now all I need is a Spooky to make the monsters go away.

    Good to see him finally determined and focusing on fixing situations rather than blaming and punishing himself (like a certain redhead did… or will do…?).

    Can I borrow him for a second?

    Thanks for a page that made me smile, Alex. I needed it. 🙂

    • Anytime, Sofia. I hope that tomorrow is a much better day. 🙂

    • Adam Black

      I hear the wall of blood and pain can be assuaged with walls of icecream and chocolate fudge sauce

  • Adam Black

    I think I like Teenage Mutant Ninja SPooklet (TM) , Crybaby Demon-Killer

    better than the adult snarker.

    ( Oh, Im gonna get me some hate. Tough Its not like Villain-shipping )

    I enjoyed spookleyts adventures ( as narrated by Amanda the Commander-to-be, ) more than anything else in the comic for a long while.

    Probably since pre-betrayal.

    He looks cuter , when hes crying too. doesnt he?

    Somebody get him another birthday cake. Because he deserves it —and I kind of want to see him cry a little more. Get it all out.

    Id much rather read the YoungSpooky adventures, then go back to ll the end-of-the-world, My bF-is-a-supervillain-that-paralyzed me … ok etc … Drama. But not silently. Amanda can read his mind and keep telling us what happened.

    ( OK lets hear the hate. )

    sorry @alexwoolfson:disqus , I dont mean this as a back handed compliment. Id rather stay with this story stream much much longer

    Maybe you can split the comic into 2 Timesteams ( wed/sat ) and join them back up later on. That would really cool! I dont think that you will. but I would like that.

    @chrisdangerfield:disqus got opinions ?

    • anonywolf

      Lets skip the birthday cake thing – don’t want him to get triggered or terrified he’s going to be sent back again.

      • Adam Black

        Awe Cmon @anonywolf:disqus , Picture it with me.
        Its a surprise party ( Because Spooklet loves surprises ) ,

        and when he busts into tears , and demon flips the table Amanda catches his slice mid air.

        She reaches over to feed it to him, and hes steals his first kiss.

        Charleyboy raises an eyebrow at her daughter, and ThInks very loudlly, ( She knows, the way a mother knows , that Amanda will listen in at that moment:)

        ‘You knew this was going to happen, didnt you ?’

        Amanda look at spooky : “wait, why are you still crying”

        Spooky:” Im allergic to the lemon in this frosting… ”

        “Quick get me an allergy medicine. I dont even want to know what Demons I expel if I get a rash.”

        At that moment an allergy demon comes out and eats the whole table.

  • TwilightDreamer

    Poor Spooky, but glad to see he’s found a bit of strength.
    Oh dear though….I sense plot line approaching…
    ;P

  • bronakopdin

    I totally commend Spooks for being that tough even though he just went through the probably worst part of his life and yet being able to pull himself up just like that at that young age to boot!

    I don’t completely agree with @Adam Black but I know what he means with being so excited from this insert story!!!
    It pushes all the right emotional buttons on me 😀
    Though I still prefer Adult Spooky a little more, can’t really say why exactly but Teenage Mutant Ninja Spooklet (all rights reserved) sure has his endearing traits 😀

    • Adam Black

      I don’t completely agree with @disqus_FidZAwLkzS:disqus either.

      But hes oddly persuasive. and handsome.

      all he needs is partial agreement and soon youll be swept up inviting him over for late night icecream meetups, doctor who, breaking into abandoned wharehouses to rebuid alien techno—– sorry Spoilers.

      oh, your time travel duplicate is reminding you to let the cat in ,

      something about the Fate of the wor– sorrry more spoilers. And more tuna water.

      like I was saying. dont listen to a thing he says.

      Just put your fingers in you ears and walk out the room say “LA la la la la”——- Hey!

      sorry about that. The problem with Time travel duplicates is they already know all your passwords

      • bronakopdin

        xD

        you know, I’d already invite you over after this alone ^^

  • purplefoxglove

    In this arc, the walls are weakening. Spooky was, most likely, able to cross the border because of that. We started this arc March 12. That’s two days after I started writing my BA thesis. Plus, the story is going to finish two days after I have to had in my work. What does that tell us?

    Suddenly, I feel guilty.

    Oh, and on top of that: the walls are called “the walls of blood and pain”. (see the parallels?)
    And: the thesis is about “Transfer”. Of language, but still…

  • Pikinanou

    Looks like her pep talk did wonder, Spooky is ready to fight back! Yay, Spook! *waves a Go Spooky flag around*

    • Sanbai

      *waves two little ones in each hand*

    • LimpBiskit

      I think his biggest worry was exactly what she said, that it was an illusion and he was really sitting there talking to more demons.

  • Holly

    So I fell asleep in the midst of camping 🙁

    I love how brave Spooky is being, it shows how good of a kid he was. I am excited for Saturday, though i can’t camp then.

  • Beatrix Muircastle

    Amanda rules!

    • Klaus

      Or commands.

      • Beatrix Muircastle

        that too

  • Justin

    Oh wow, for some reason I thought this origin story was very much so a standalone, about how Spooky had to battle his own demons (literal and figurative) and how he came about to joining TYP. I totally didn’t realize that this ties right into the main storyline until now =p So dense >.>

    • It’s all connected. 🙂

      (Oh, and to avoid having your comments get stuck in moderation in the future, be sure to confirm your email address in your Settings in Disqus. That should help you avoid that.)

  • Nate

    “My name is Spooky. And I’m going to need a hat.”

    OK, so I’m a Kung Fu Panda fan…

    • A2MOM

      Perfect!

    • anonywolf

      You say that as if there is such as thing as NOT being a Kung Fu Panda fan.. >_>;

  • Megan Staples

    Well, if “the walls are weakening” means what I think it does… The walls between the material and spiritual worlds are getting thinner, particularly the wall between Earth and Hell. Demons can pass through more easily, with a bit of help from a Summoner. A big job for any superhero team!

  • Wayne Lunkwitz

    So this is where we head back to present day…..maybe…..the summoner is Duncan , I presume….and the demon innocent or otherwise is Kyle’s Daddy Dearest?

  • Marko

    Let’s be optimistic for a second… if there’s a hell there’s a heaven… right? Mabe in a few pages a sexy ripped shirtless angel arrives, kicks some demon ass and carries Spooky away to the land of unicorns :3

    • Heh

      No one can stop us from dreaming.

    • Falconfly

      If Heaven exists, I hope it’s evil as well. Cue Bayonetta montage.

    • Thomas Fenn

      If Supernatural has taught me anything it is that Demons may be evil… but at least they are honest. Angels are just Dicks

      • Marko

        No one said they had to be honest. Just ripped and shirtless <3 (Yes @alexwoolfson:disqus that's a formal request xD)

  • Marko

    On other matters…. I have a weird problem with disqus *-* When I try to reply someone else’s reply on my comment said reply dissapears after refreshing or closing the window T.T Any ideas on why this might be?

    • SofiaT

      When you find the reply to one of your comments through your email notification link, the link leads to just that reply -no other comments made after that. So if you refresh that link, your own reply won’t show.

      Go to archives, find and open that page from there and you can bookmark it on your browser so you can access/refresh the proper link. When the page updates, delete that bookmark and save the new page instead.

      That’s what I do 🙂

      • Marko

        That makes… so much sense *-* thank you so much

  • Adam Irving

    Ah ha! And now the plot is moved forward in yet another direction. Very nice! Makes me wonder if “the walls are weakening” is how Spooky managed to escape in the first place? I love this comic. 🙂

  • LimpBiskit

    Also, awesome page, keep up the great work! Donation coming later, I had 29 teeth *including all 4 wisdoms* removed yesterday and all I wanna do right now is lay around being non-tech for a while.. New page helped with distraction though, so thanks <3

    • Glad you liked it!

      (And yikes! 29 teeth! That’s a big deal. I wish you a speedy recovery and hope you feel better very soon!)

      • LimpBiskit

        Thank you so much 🙂

    • Nikk

      Ohmygoodness, dear. What happened? Hope everything’s going okay post-op. I’m bumming around the house this wknd too, but more from a bike accident than something quite so rough. Wishing you a speedy recovery and nicer set of chompers soon. 🙂

      • LimpBiskit

        OK, guess it’ll be ok to dip into personal things here and have a Nice Long Internet Rant (c).

        I was in an extremely abusive relationship for nearly a decade, literally confined inside the home, and he was big on mouth-slapping among other things. As a result, most of my front upper and lower teeth were cracked and chipped, and I was denied dental care along with all other forms of medical services. Basically every tooth in my head decayed because of spread infections and overall damage. Finally, I left him.

        Months later, he broke into my house while I was putting my child on the bus and when I came home, he hit me in the head and upper chest/neck/back 12 times with a 5 lb sledgehammer. One of the blows slammed my face and jaw into the wall, breaking the roots of my 2nd and 3rd molars on both sides.

        Once I was mostly recovered from the skull and eye socket fractures, Medicaid consented to allow me to have oral surgery. They refused to pay for more than one session, or anything beyond standard injected Lidocaine.

        After being in pain every waking moment for the last 8 years, and constantly sick and in danger of dying from blood poisoning or brain abscess or even just chronic inflammation, it was worth it. Out they came.

        That’s one of the reasons I support this comic so strongly, because it explores the abuse cycle on many different levels. Sometimes a hand hurts far less than a look or a word, and Alex conveys this so very well.

        The artists capture that raw input and turn it into facts we can all see, and I only wish there was a way for other victims to show that pain in a form that could not be excused or brushed off as ‘falling’ or ‘an accident’ or ‘they just say those things in anger’.

        I came so very close to true and total death, physical, spiritual and emotional, and seeing things like the effort put into this work, the friend and lover dynamics, the system of genuinely making things better through love and support instead of whitewashing and looking the other way, they all make me even more grateful to be alive. This comic generates hope, and it doesn’t matter if it’s “only a comic”.

        It provides entertainment, yes, but maybe that’s what makes the difference, people WANT to see, NEED to know how they’ll fix their problems in the end. If it takes color and pencil lines to make people aware of the problems in the real world, then let’s all pick up a pack of Crayolas on the way home tomorrow.

        Sorry if this is unwelcome here, or if it offends or triggers anyone, but it just feels right to express it.

        I spent way too long with my head down and my mouth shut, so if a chance comes to express my gratitude and support to people and things that have helped me, I take it.

        More than anyone else, I know there is no guarantee of time to do it later.

        • bronakopdin

          omg so awful… good thing you left him and GOOD THING you didn’t die of the abuse, also regarding your child!
          You’re awesome in my opinion to live it through so much pain over so many years!

          It’s kind of like a miracle that you DIDN’T have problems like flaming or anything that would lead to further health problems and worse…
          I was also hit by my exboyfriend a lot and as sad as it sounds, I still cried my heart out when HE left me… I was so blind back then, I didn’t want it to be true, though he never hurt me as bad as your ex did…

          • LimpBiskit

            There’s no ‘as bad’ or ‘worse’ in abuse, love. “WRONG” covers it all quite nicely. You’re awesome as well 🙂

          • Thank you for sharing your story too, bronakopdin. I think that experience is all to common—being in an abusive situation but having such mixed feelings about it. It’s something that’s not often talked about (and sometimes it can feel like it’s not OK), but it’s very real and very human to have that experience. I’m hoping you’re in a much better situation now. 🙂

          • bronakopdin

            I’m single ever since, in fact he also betrayed me for a while, I kinda knew it and confronted him with it and he always just said that I’d be overly jealous for no reason and to clingy… yeah in the end he was what it sounds like: a big a$$h0le (sorry for my words but I’m kinda happy to have reached this point and being able to see him like that)

            sadly since then I have big troubles to be able to trust anybody… from the beginning I’m bad with socializing so who knows if or when I’ll ever have a new relationship ^^’

            for the time being I have other troubles anyway xD
            but I’m glad I’m over that stage of my life! Seriously!!

            anyway thanks for your kind words 🙂

          • It’s so important just to be able to separate from a bad situation and know in your heart that getting out of that was the right thing. The rest can come when you’re ready. Big hugs! 🙂

        • Nikk

          Oh…. I don’t have proper words to express how I feel. Thank you for sharing this, I truly appreciate you telling your story. That’s horrific. I’m humbled at what you’ve been through. You’re one of those real life heroes, as far as I’m concerned — and sharing personal stories like this does make a difference. It does hurt to relive the ugliness in our lives but it can save others; I’ve been sexually assaulted twice and nearly died from a bicycle accident (wear a helmet, guys) and also try to use them to change the world, even a little bit. You’re kind, but no need to apologize. Speak it loud, girl! 😉 You’re a real life superhero.
          I really admire you for your strength – to leave him, to survive the worst this monster could throw at you, the forsaken eight years you’ve dealt with repercussions from someone else’s bad decisions. I’m happy you’re alive, and bright, and have a good sense of humor to boot (heck yes, crayons for ALL my friends!).
          Are you still in constant pain, or are things still getting better?
          x

          • Thank you also for sharing your story, Nikk. Good for you for choosing to save others, despite previous trauma. Spooky and I would like to give you a big hug too. 🙂

          • Nikk

            Aww, Alex, you’re a sweetheart! Spooky is my absolute favorite character. His humor and dialogue are fantastic — I’m quite thankful you had to publish his backstory now, I would’ve gone insane not knowing! So you’ve just made my day, twice over. Thanks for the hugs. 🙂

        • Wow. Thank you for sharing your story. That’s heart-wrenching and my own heart goes out to you—and if our work here in any way makes things easier, then I’m very glad for that. As I’ve mentioned, despite “entertainment” being a primary goal with my stories, I do have a deeper goal of increasing understanding between different people and increasing understanding of our own selves. Showing that abuse doesn’t mean we are “damaged goods” forever and that true healing is possible, especially when we can be honest with those closest to us.

          I have a lot of feelings that come up after reading your story—including a desire to hear that this monster is now in a jail cell—but really, all that matters to me is that you are doing such a good job of taking care of yourself and that that will pave the way for good things for you now and in the future—which is what you deserve, good things in your life. Be well, feel better soon and keep being awesome. 🙂

    • bronakopdin

      omg 29?!?!? isn’t that pretty much all of them?
      poor you, and all in one go to boot!
      I really pity you, I already have 2 removed teeth, one of them a wisdom, and it was bad enough :(((

      • LimpBiskit

        Yeah, it was all I had left after losing 3 years ago. It’s not too bad, starting to speak more normally and eat delicious things like meatloaf again now 🙂

        • bronakopdin

          good to know it’s not too unpleasant anymore! Still I wonder what would be the reason to remove them all?!?!
          that means if you wanna share that ^^
          and even though I’m late realizing that but thinking about your choice of username “limpbiskit” I love how you pun up yourself xD

          • LimpBiskit

            Reason explained in reply to Nikk’s comment to me below. And yep, I’m a punny individual 🙂

          • bronakopdin

            oh lol, well me being ignorant xD

  • Thomas Fenn

    Im not sure if this is the right place to ask but is anyone else having a problem with the “Latest Page” button not actually bringing you to the latest page?

    • Howdy Thomas,

      That would almost certainly be a caching issue. If you’re able to clear your browser’s cache, that should resolve the problem. 🙂

    • Klaus

      Yes, you need to press shift right-arrow two or three times to get to the last page.

  • *Dun-dun-dunnnn* Awesome, does this mean we get to see young commander and spooky in action? It seems like we’re coming to the close of the bonus chapter soon, though. So this might just be foreshadowing….

  • EyeDontNo

    So random thought. Detective Parker (I think; the man in the brown suit) is being awfully dismissive of everything that comes before him; Amanda and her mom, Spooky-to-be, the evidence of table-flipping. Is he really a shapeshifting demon trying to keep the escapee from a hell dimension from being taken seriously? If so, can Amanda see through Spooky’s eyes and see the demonic aura for herself?

  • petros0359

    So even through Spooky is upset, he still knows to do the right thing.
    ** Oh and @SofiaT… No dropbears… Yet… But plenty of cockatoos… (keep ranch sliders closed!) **

  • Oh god.. the bonus story is almost over, and I’m feeling so biased right now.

    On one side I look forward to getting back to the main story, but on the other side I’m gonna miss knowing more of their backstory. Good thing this will be printed in the Vol. 1 book + there’s gonna be an illustrated Spooky story seperate as well.

  • b3nc0

    Kori Michele (from http://princeofcatscomic.com/ ) has launched, with creator E.K. Weaver’s permission, a no less than absolutely epic fanbook‼ *stands up to applause* http://lessthanepicfanbook.tumblr.com/post/87160831896/announcing-the-tj-amal-fanbook-read-through-to
    Anyone with enough talent and love for TJ & Amal (and their creator) shall contribute…

  • b3nc0
  • Torkwase Ahua

    Oh are we camping? Cool, I’m just going to drive in to town and grab some smores fixings.

    • SofiaT

      Yep, the other campers should be here soon.

      If you wish for your comments to be published immediately, you may want to verify your email with Disqus in the meantime. 🙂

      This way you make sure you don’t miss any part of camping (and the smores that go with it!)

      • And it begins 🙂 I’m also camping the SF… it’s updating tonight too… maybe late *dances*

  • bronakopdin

    Warum auf deutsch? xD

  • Page is up 🙂 I joined camp in the right time

    http://webcomics.yaoi911.com/archive/ete-bonus1-page-26/

  • Midori Ren

    Took me till now to realise that may be Japanese. Kara から ‘from, out of, because of, through’ and ura Denshi Jisho (jisho.org) politely informs me is:

    1: bottom (or another side that is hidden from view); undersurface; opposite side; reverse side;
    2: rear; back; behind (the house);
    3: lining; inside;
    4: out of sight; behind the scenes;
    5: proof;
    6: opposite (of a prediction, common sense, etc.);
    7: inverse (of a hypothesis, etc.)

    Makes me think Spooky might not be Chinese.

    Also, very clever. Makes me think ‘light world, dark world’ in a sense, more than a more religious worlds concept, even with what it was likened to later. ‘From / because of the reverse side’ demon doesn’t sound like a three world concept. Or I may just be looking too closely.