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The Young Protectors: Engaging The Enemy Bonus Comic One—Page 7

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That’s right, Charleyboy. Six years from now, that boy might steal your daughter’s heart! (Or, y’know, continually drive her nuts. Same difference.)

We have new Fan Art by Darien L. A chibi version of a special moment between Kyle and The Annihilator. Do check it out. 🙂

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So! Amanda wants to spend a little “alone time” with the Spookster, but apparently the law doesn’t think that’s a good idea. What does Amanda want to do that requires “complete privacy”? Will she be able to get it? And will we ever get to see Parker and Boxer kiss? (This is a yaoi comic, after all, right? Right???)

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

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  • Is it saturday yet? I like the easy co-operation between Amanda and her mom.

    • RD

      I also enjoy that it’s Amanda giving the orders here.

      • b3nc0

        It all depends on their actual respective ranks in this Pentagon special op. She might be the real chief & the ‘colonel’ only plays the mother bringing her child along…

        • RD

          I had thought of that as a possibility, and I will not be entirely surprised if at least part of this is true. However I find it somewhat unlikely that Amanda is the real power due to where she is six years from this point. If Amanda were leading this, I would expect her to be a team leader in a much more official capacity, or at least better funded than we see the Young Protectors (it was implied that it was a stretch to buy a single computer for the team). Because she does still have ties to the military strong enough to keep the YP in operation it also seems unlikely that she has gone through a severe fall from grace.

          My guess is that Amanda has the rank of an outside contractor/consultant for the Pentagon special op, and (mother or not) the colonel is her contact.

          I could very well be wrong, and like I said it wouldn’t entirely surprise me. It is certainly interesting to read this as though Amanda is the one who is really in control.

  • Sapfo

    adsljfåaosdlj…. Swedish for something….

    • DC

      lol, it’s that little circle above the second a that would make it Swedish maybe?

      • Sapfo

        Yes, that å makes it all Swedish ^_^

  • Oooh, we’re about to see the Commander show her stuff!

    • Jakk Anthony Guzman

      Yep! 🙂

  • mogoskier

    Hey Boxer not a total dick, that nice.

    • b3nc0

      I’m afraid he’s being a sarcastic dick, actually…

  • Sapfo

    That is a cute Chibi fanart ^_^
    Thank you Darien.

  • DC

    So are his eyes maybe still ‘spooky’? Maybe part of the reason he has his eyes shut.

  • Thank you Alex, Adam and Veronica. It’s alway a special present and it makes the week! Thank you for the hard work.

    • b3nc0

      And what’s really rad, is that it makes the week TWICE a week :°D :°D

  • This many people standing in a room with a boy who ‘covers up’ and try to make himself unnoticed. They sure do greeat work at not traumatizing him further by clustering around him *sarcasm*

    Yup, Amanda, get them out of there. Just looking at Spooky’s bodylanguage is hard. The judging look on Tutt’s face doesn’t make it better – even if her instincts are probably right about Spooky. She should know better.

    Btw.. what is that look on on Parker’s face? xD

    • I was thinking the same thing about the “crowding around.” Can they be any less sensitive? Talking about him while he’s in the room, attempting to deal with their logistics all over the place when they could step into the hallway for a sec…

      I really like your comment about Amanda and her Mom. The Commander is completely unconcerned with the others (checking her phone and all). She’d definitely the one in control here.

      • Yes, I think Amanda is getting a great ‘lesson’ in situation control for future reference, and the easy trust you can already see between them can only be a confidence booster for Amanda. Some might see Charleboy’s actions as arrogance, I see them as a way to keep the tension down while asserting command and facing the situation – because she knows the police isn’t happy about her just walking in there taking over.

    • b3nc0

      About the looks on Parker’s face (I say looks for he’s making a weird face in panel 2 & 3) here’s my totally partial reading:
      -p2: (looking at the pop & candy bar in Amanda’s hands) Hu-hu Miss, you shouldn’t! Eat that and it will go straaaiiight to yo’ hips‼
      -p3: (exchanging knowing looks with the only, and leaving, external-gonad-wearer) *SIGH* girls playing boys *SIGH*

  • mogoskier

    Guys Amanda’s eyes are a different color this page. Dose this mean that her eye color changes when she using her powers.

    • I was just wondering about that, going a few pages back to check if the color wasn’t brown usually or if I remembered wrong. Could just be a coloring mistake, or it could have importance. We’ll have to see 🙂

      • Klaus

        Let us see what color they are tomorrow.

        • Elrohir

          A sound plan, but they were a lovely warm brown earlier and now they are a brilliant blue…Maybe they change when she’s practicing telepathy? But taking Klaus’ advice and waiting to see what the final color version is.

  • I fuckin forgot that its Tuesday. HOW MUCH FAIL IS THAT!? :O
    Thank you for the amazing page! Spooks looks so sad and small. 🙁

  • CH

    I love that Amanda’s Mom just continues to text as the detective “warns” her.
    And Poor Spooky, all he wants is to know he’s safe. I mean have they not learned to read basic body language clues at the PD?

  • Sapfo

    A cola like bottle and something yellow? Is this that the strange outlandish thing called a twinkie. Wow, a totally chemical based product

    Okay, so I don`t think that is a twinkie, but its yellow and I start thinking of twinks when I see the word Twinkie, and that leads my brain into yaoi. And yes Alex, Boxer and Parker better kiss soon. For I don´t read this comic for a good drama, action, friendship, fun, beautiful art…. wait, that is the reason why I read this.

    Why is Amanda more invested in this meeting than her mother? I know she has powers, but she is only 16.
    And power mom is still looking at her phone, How is she texting? Is she going to take a selfie?

    • Selfie selfie selfie!

      Butterfingers. I think that’s a Butterfingers.

      • Sapfo

        But Butterfingers contain peanuts. I will not be able to eat this page if it contains peanuts o.O

        • I’m not certain a butterfingers actually contains peanut butter

          • Sapfo

            PEEEEANUTS!!! #_#

            Are there more then one kind of butterfingers?

          • No you’re right. I just looked. I was just assuming that it was more chemicals than not. 😐

          • Sapfo

            I think it might be both stuffed full of chemicales AND Peanuts. XD

            But when it comes to allergies, part of it is psychological effect of the flavor. Not that the reaction is less severe, just a bit more effective.

            So I just eat the page… how will drive me to the hospital? 😉

          • Awww. To bad. Butterfingers are yummy.

          • Sapfo

            Don´t feel bad. Peanuts tast really bad to me. But I think the almost dieing might have put the bad tast in my mouth 😉

          • I would think so.

          • Sapfo

            Maybe it’s a brand new candy bar, only made ​​with organic products, without traces of nuts. It melts in your mouth when you eat it and will make you forget all the terrible things that have happened.

            “Mmmm! It´s a ‘Yellow Bar’! Tast like Yaoi!

          • Ha! Sounds like a plan

          • DC

            But those chemicals taste wonderful. I’ve only recently discovered Butterfingers in a store that only sells lollies/sweets/candy. They don’t sell U.S. chocolate bars in our grocery stores here

          • They are pretty yum. Always one of my favorites during Halloween.

      • mogoskier

        Butterfingers and coke, that is a lot of sugar.

        • He’s a growing boy? Probably could use it.

          • Sapfo

            Get him a sallad! And get him walking to school, And only one hour of tv a day…..

          • So mean! :p

          • Sapfo

            I make a great mom. Now where is my phone. I need to do some texting…. and take a selfie.

          • Enjoy *hands phone*

          • mogoskier

            Yea but have you ever had candy and soda at the same time. Your teeth instantly hurt and you regret it for the rest of day.

          • I would have that issue now, but I can’t remember it as a kid.

          • Heh

            When people go in shock, they have to eat sugar… it helps a lot.

          • I know when my blood sugar goes I usually feel the urge to rip someone’s head off. Considering that Spooky has actually ripped someones head off, I think he really needs that butterfinger.

          • Heh

            Couldn’t agree more.

          • mogoskier

            I know low blood sugar was bad and needs to be fixed as fast as possible or go into a coma but how dose it help with shock.

          • Heh

            Shock occurs when the body is not getting enough blood flow or oxygen, and sugar gives energy, wich helps at least one of these things to work the way they should. Eating something like candy helps you produce more blood, more blood makes flow get better, and then on.

            Plus, sugar gives Serotonin, and Serotonin is responsible for making the person in question FEEL better, since it is responsible for pleasure on the human brain. Makes the person more relaxed and happy, so all in all is a huge help;

          • b3nc0

            & remember chocolate after dementors contact/meeting!

  • Hmmm. Not certain what that look Det. Tutt is giving Our Spooky is about in panel 2.

    Also, what is Alex telling us? I see that look between Parker and Boxer in panel 3. Is Parker feeling chagrined? Is Boxer silently asking Parker is he kidding him?

    Or is there more there between them? 😀

    Is this a new ship? I think they would make a cute couple.

    • Sapfo

      I hope I am no the only one how feels like we can skip this shipping.

      • Haha! Of course we can skip this ship. 🙂

        • Sapfo

          But Alex seems to be shipping them? Should we not follow him?

          Or maybe this comic is going to take a Yuri turn. Charleyboy and Tuff o.O

      • EldrinSMP

        I agree, at least at this point. Now back at comic present, I’d probably have no issue with it. I think they’re too close as friends by then, though.

    • Elrohir

      I hadn’t notice Det. Tutt’s face the first couple of times through. But you are right, almost a look of disapproval or something like it. I can’t figure out what emotion Parker is showing. That’s a strange facial expression.

      • For Parker I’m thinking chagrin or a there wasn’t anything I could do face. That or maybe uncertainty after a drunken night of debauchery with Boxer. Ha!

        Maybe Tutt is thinking: I’ve got my eyes on you kid. I don’t know though. It’s a little inscrutable. But I can say I’m not certain I like it.

        • Elrohir

          Yeah, the police are actually trained not to assume that any suspect is truly safe. Weapons are usually forbidden in the interview rooms and if there is any question about the individual they are restrained. I am certain that they have seen any number of violent responses from people when they didn’t expect it. But still, he’s a young teenage boy for heaven’s sake. And clearly was traumatized. It’s a tough decision…

          • It’s a difficult situation to be sure. A rock and a hard place. He’s traumatized, he could go either way with a reaction, so what do they do?

            I’d hate to be anyone of them.

  • silibub

    Last panel: Colonel Charleyboy grimaces with frustration as Tumblr mobile fails to let her make the text post “Bitches don’t know ’bout my daughter’s competency.”

    • Elrohir

      I think I like your alternate reality… 🙂

    • She’s been on her phone for some time now – I’m going with Flappy Bird – I’ll conquer this game before I leave the building guaranteed.

      • EyeDontNo

        I’m going with energy detector, monitoring the situation. If the hero groups are already well-known at this time, the military wuld definitely have something to try to keep track of them.

        • Yes, it looks to me as if she’s using some sort of monitoring instrument. Amongst other things, at this point she may well be tracking Spooky’s reactions to what’s being said around him.

      • Sapfo

        This was some years ago, maybe snake or tetris

        • Good call 🙂

        • Librarican

          I miss the snake game. All those apples promoted healthy eating!

  • TwilightDreamer

    Lol, I can’t help but love this. XD Charleyboy and her daughter are so calm about the whole thing, and everyone else thinks they’re nuts 😛
    poor Spooky, but curious how this is going to unfold.

  • Hey, I’m repeating a request I made on the last page, because the new page was up so shortly after I made it so not many will see it (Alex I hope you don’t mind).
    I’m taking a chance here and have a request. Is there anyone here who I comment with on a somewhat frequent basis who live in NYC – or has close family/friends who live in NYC (and you trust) – who will take the chance of housing me for a night or preferably two?

    I’m only looking for a place to stay where I can borrow a couch or a guest bed. You won’t have to spent time to entertain me, as I hope to be gone most of the day being a typical tourist 😉
    It would be from May 20th to May 22nd (as plans are right now if this can work out) – tuesday to thursday.

    I’m asking because in mid-May I’m gonna make my first trip ever to US, for a wedding in Iowa (something I’ve saved hard for, for over a year), and my stay over from one plane to the other will be in New York.
    The trip from Denmark to my destination will probably be made in one LONG travel with the included lay overs, but since I WILL be shortly in NY it would be nice to get a chance to actually explore a little of the city before I have to return to Denmark. Who knows when my horrible budget will allow me a travel there again.

    Sadly my budget doesn’t allow me to rent a room for a night, unless I’m going for places I probably shouldn’t get near, so I’m hoping that one of you might be able to help me out here. I will love you forever if one of you can make this happen 🙂
    You can reply if you can help, and I’ll give my email so we can talk further.

    • Elrohir

      Responded to your previous page. Let me know.

    • Librarican

      This is ironic to me because I was this close to making the same request from anyone in England. There was a group trip to Scotland and I was thinking since I would be halfway across the world and on the island already why not spend a few days (including my birthday!) in England and cross something (#1 thing actually) off my bucket list. But then practical me got control of my brain and said wait a year or two when you have more savings in the bank.

      If I was closer to New York I would totally offer, but I’m a few states removed (same time zone is all I can claim). If you are willing to change states let me know, and we can exchange emails, but it sounds like you are set with NYC.

  • Saxon_Brenton

    So, is that warning from Dt. Tutt there to counterpoint how competent Amanda is when she effortlessly gets through to Spooky? Or will it be an instance of ironically skewed foreshadowing for when Something Bad jumps out of Spooky to cause havoc?

    I mean, this is a superhero story. We need a fight scene. And we’re, what?, almost a third of the way through a 25 bonus story with only a severed demon head to even hint at the requisite puncheminnaface. I’m expecting something dramatic to happen soon.

  • Saccharissa

    Of course, the big question remains: the Invisible Purple People Eater (in the tags). How can it be invisible *and* purple? Or does it, in fact, eat purple people?
    So much left to find out!

    • Klaus

      So is it a an invisible creature who eats purple people, or is a creature that eats invisible purple people?

      • Librarican

        I think I said this on a previous page, but the creature could be purple and eats naturally colored people (more variety) instead of only purple ones (which I don’t think are all that readily available).

    • mogoskier

      You know, it took me forever to figure out what you guys were talking about and then I did. Then I was trying to figure out what part it was going to play in the story and looked at the date.

      I’m so pretty!

      • b3nc0

        The fact that we saw (at least a part of) a purple monster that could eat (has the big mouth & teeth for that) people didn’t help and make the situation any clearer…

        > (french tradition)

  • jreed3842

    *sigh* I hate that I have to keep missing camping. 🙁
    But I am really enjoying this bonus comic! Keep up the good work, everyone!!

  • purplefoxglove

    Way to go, Detective Tutt. Talk about the kid as if he weren’t there. Make sure to mention using force on him, too, because he has clearly been abused physically (look at all these scratch marks) and, from the way he was found, most likely in other ways, too. Ignore the fact that there has to be a reason he was carrying around a demon’s head – he must have won it at the lottery; no traumatic events involved here. That kind of behaviour is totally going to win him over. Giving him the feeling he’s leprous and not trusted will do wonders, too. Why, I’m surprised he hasn’t curled up next to you and started pouring his heart out to you yet!

    *sarcasm end*

    Grr, I’m so looking forward to Saturday when Amanda or her mom, preferably both, are going to bite Dt. Tutt’s head off!

    • Sapfo

      Grown ups sometimes forget that people can hear them when they talk.

      • EyeDontNo

        That’s because people are too busy laughing at the grownups when they talk.

    • Elrohir

      Seriously, I’m almost hoping Spooky will pipe up with: “Not dead you know; I can HEAR you!”

  • It looks to me as if Tutt and Boxer genuinely want to help the boy, even if Boxer in particular could use some work on his technique. Tutt strikes me as being both worried *by* Spooky, and worried *for* him. As far as she’s concerned, he’s got to be considered dangerous, but he’s also an obviously traumatised minor. And with whatever’s happened to him before the police took charge of him, he might hurt people without even meaning to.

  • Heh

    The look mr. frustrated cop exchanges with the other guy at the door…and then he exchanges it with miss regulations over there too. Everybody just does the sarcastic brow thing.

    Amanda, girl, doing your magic does not seem to very apreciated around here.

  • Simba

    I just want to see Spooky talk! Is that too much to ask?! Poor baby. 🙁 If I didn’t think hugging on him might get a violent reaction, I would totally snuggle him into a nice, safe, happy place. ^.^ I love this fictional character like my own sibling, I have issues… Thank you Alex et al. for being so awesome at evoking emotion <3

    • Sapfo

      I think you might have to wait two or three pages before Spooky starts talking. Or maybe longer if Amanda is going to feed him first.
      I wonder if it´s dirt or bruises that can be seen on his neck.

      • Simba

        I know, I’m just impatient… I was wondering that same thing. I hope its dirt, but I have a feeling not all of it is. 🙁 I am both dreading and really excited to see how this poor broken child turns into the ultra cool mature(ish) young man we just saw before this bonus comic. ^^

  • Elrohir

    I don’t think it’s just me…But as I look at Spooky with his chin tucked into his chest and arms crossed holding himself in, does he not appear to have the same/close hair color to Amanda? Every review comes up with more detail. That’s a pretty good sized file that Det. Tutt is carrying around. Especially if all they have is the demon head. This is going to take more study.
    Thanks so much Alex, Adam and Veronica. the care and detail is grand. And the story spins on… 🙂

  • Kate G

    Poor little Spooky. He looks like he just wants to curl up and die.

    And is it just me, or does he look better with shorter hair?

    I’ve crawled out of lurkdom. It appears my Grams is not dying ANY TIME in the short (very short) future. We all are now joking that it took us buying our funeral attire to bring my grams back from the dead (don’t ask about the money we spent on the outfits. It was a lot.) AND THEN we get a call that her sodium dropped through the toilet bowl again today and since we know it’s the flushing of her feeding tube doing that, we made them switch to a saline water solution and now we have to make an appointment with a nephrologist. Ugh. I feel like I’m on a roller coaster. Up, down, up, down, up, down…someone turn me into Kyle because I certainly have been feeling like him. DRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAINED.

    Did I mention I ran out of Oberweiss vanilla ice cream three days ago? Why is it you run out of ice cream AND you have no money for ice cream when you need it most?

    Oh, and it’s April and it’s 33 degrees Fahrenheit. Seriously, people? 33 degrees in April? *whines* Aren’t we supposed to be in the 50s? IT’S SPRING, MOTHER NATURE!!!

    I think I’ve ran out of updates. Oh, Zena sends everyone kisses and a paw as she is now insanely hyper because we switched her food to the frozen raw stuff that she loves because we found a store that has a freezer. Our closest PetSmart is switching frozen raw dog foods which means a new freezer which means Zena has been on STRIKE. I had to drive a 40 minute round trip to get her food. She’s inhaled the entire bag of rabbit (yes, rabbit) and now she’s on lamb. She gets fed better than we do!

    • I’m glad to hear your Grams is doing better. 🙂 I hope they’re able to get that feeding tube/nephrology issue sorted out quickly. Hugs!

      • Kate G

        I’m happy too! It’s a roller coaster ride, that’s for sure. You want to be happy she’s alive, but you have to think about her quality of life too. She was standing in a walker for 17 minutes when she came home from the hospital, so we have no idea what will happen. She may get out of rehab or she may spend her life in an assistance place OR go to hospice. We have no idea.

        Zena plays a vital role in her well-being as my grandma loves her to death. She’s the only pet asked BY NAME (my aunt has a dog named Oreo, Oreo is never requested. Only Zena.) Heaven forbid my grams doesn’t get to see Zena at least once a week! She starts to repeat, “Zena. Zeeeeeeena. I want to see Zena!” Oh boy. Zena is brought up at least once a week now and I usually come with as Zena misbehaves with my mom. HA HA HA!

    • vessto

      I’m happy your Grams is better!!!! *hugs*

  • Lynda Depe-Taylor

    Someone please tell me the Colonel is playing Candy Crush on her phone

    • mogoskier

      I don’t think it exist yet, but it could be bejeweled.

  • Sapfo

    I must admit that it feels like I completely misjudged Amanda and her mom’s relationship on the first pages.

    Amanda seems to seem like a very mature young woman, with the ability to see and assess a situation. Must also admire her patience with a certain detective, who would have made me irritated. But this also shows that she is well on its way to becoming the Commander.

    Without really knowing anything about their relationship, it seems fairly relaxed and harmonious. It probably has not always been so growing up, but Colonel mom seems to belive in her daughter’s ability to take care of herself now.
    It almost seems as if it is Amanda who control the whole situation, what should be investigated, what should happen, and what is the best way to approach (on this page) the boy.

    I hope this feeling I am getting is right. I would be sad if it turnes out that Colonel mom and Amanda don´t have a good relationship.

    • Stephanie Straszynski

      On the subject of Amanda having control in the situation I have a feeling that maybe she got the drink and candy from the machine to give to Spooky, so she thought about it even before they were in the room.

      • Librarican

        I was thinking the exact same thing!

  • (i want to see “Young Anhi/Smug Snake” Parker and “Suddenly Fifty Shades” Boxer kiss, actually.

    but i know they won’t ever, canonly.
    you big tease!!)

  • Mary Klemzak

    Ugh, nothing says “respect”, like talking about a person while they’re still in the room. Like they can’t freaking hear you.

    Looking forward to some Amanda and Spooky bonding time. Might be awhile. You know, after adults have everything in control and figured out.

  • vessto

    Wow, me wanna see “dangerous” Spooky!!! Lol! On a second thought I think me needa hide then!

  • Stephanie Straszynski

    Can’t wait for Amanda and Spooky to actually get a moment, I have the feeling it’s going to be good yet horrible at the same time.

    • SofiaT

      Hi Stephanie, welcome to the comments section!
      Just a heads up, if you confirm your email with Disqus, your comments will be posted immediately, instead of getting stuck awaiting moderation. 🙂

  • Klaus

    Is the invisible purple people eater in the list of characters caused by the date?

  • Sapfo

    I was just thinking about you the other day. Have you seen Captain America the winter soldier? Was hoping for a word from you. Good/bad?

    • SofiaT

      I’ve booked tickets for Saturday. The premiere was today but I avoid premieres ever since The Avengers -I had bought my tickets online and I still had to wait half an hour in line to get in the movie theater.
      Now I let a couple of days go buy and go to an early evening session instead of the later ones.

      Will let you know if it’s good or not. Has it not opened in movie theaters in Europe yet?

      • Sapfo

        It is already running here. I think it went up last week. Have not had the time to see it yet, maybe tomorrow, if I find the time.
        Agree with you about the premieres. Don´t do them anymore.

  • Adi Zeller

    Is the Colonel playing Angry Birds? She’s constantly with her head in her phone!

  • fujoshifanatic

    Oh, this ought to be interesting, Just seeing how Spooky and Amanda met in this bonus comic adds a whole new layer of meaning to the look they shared in the first interlude way back earlier in the comic. 😛 I wonder if those snacks are for Spooky? You what they say about the best way to a man’s heart…

    And is it Saturday yet?

  • Simba

    I think panel two is one of my favorites ever… The way all the characters were able to be incorporated even though its a small room, all the looks everyone is throwing around (or not) really shows what people are focusing on/thinking about… I don’t want to sound crass, but I also love the details on the back of Spooky’s head. It could have been blurry/out of focus as we look around him at everyone else or even from his perspective, omitting him entirely, but instead we see almost individual hairs going everywhere and the dirt and bruises(?)… And is he raising his head just a tiny bit as Amanda comes in? It kind of looks that way. Anyway tl;dr – I love this comic a lot. <3

    • Klaus

      The look Tutt is giving Spooky is not friendly, or even sympathetic.

      • Simba

        Probably not. More suspicious and perhaps curious, methinks.

  • Xalun K

    In my head, the black lady detective whose name I can’t remember is talking in Angela Bassett’s voice. I don’t know why… lol. Either way, I’m really looking forward to hearing a little of what’s going on with Spooky, and what the monster-head-thing was. Spooky doesn’t look dangerous so much as… absolutely devastated. Poor kid. 🙁

    And, this is copy/paste from the GoFundMe for Sam’s braces – “I think I’m about to pack it in. People have been great, we’ve raised $311, which is enough to get the fitting done. I still need about $450, but that’s all right, I think we can manage to figure it out. Thank you, everyone who’s donated. It’s greatly appreciated, and I look forward to getting the process started.”

  • Draymorden

    Woah, she is on a smart phone?! What year is the comic based in? Thought they had only been out for a couple years… at least that style anyways.

    • Klaus

      Best guess it 2006 for the bonus comic.

    • b3nc0

      The Blackberry™ smartphone has been around since 1999‼

  • “My gut tells me the boy isn’t safe to be around…not alone.”

    Your gut…or the fact that that he appeared out of nowhere swinging a giant recently severed demonic head with three sets of eyes and humongous fangs? Hmm, gut or giant recently severed demonic head…it’s hard to know.

    • Simba

      Its a toss up, really…

    • Librarican

      I’m thinking he is probably the safest person to be around when the demons attack.

  • Pikinanou

    Believe in your guts, they’re always right!

  • b3nc0

    Mmh, what if the all Mom-daughter relation was actually just an act, a cover for an underage special government agent, who’s actually higher ranked than the specially-family-likeness-casted colonel accompanying her?

  • Adam

    April 2nd, 11:30pm: Found new comic. Thoughts: Interesting.

    April 2nd, 2:30pm: Read the betrayal of
    Annihilator. Thoughts: Fucked up but understandable.

    April 2nd, 3:52pm: Read latest comic strip, and
    must now wait for more like normal people.
    Thoughts (ノಠ□ಠ)ノ ┻━┻

    • SofiaT

      Oh yes. That feeling.

      Well, welcome to the Club, you’re one of us now! 🙂

      • Adam

        Thank you,

        Although if you would not mind, I have a question about the
        naming of the site. While I do enjoy the creative storytelling technique, style, and overall character development, I find it confusing to use the word YAOI. Traditionally yaoi was meant to describe works of art that did not trifle with anything outside of sex. If this site was pure smut that would be a great loss but on the other hand it seems as though they are going out of their way to keep this PG-13-ish. Is there a reason for this incongruity?

        • SofiaT

          Maybe I’m not the best person to explain this, as I don’t read traditional yaoi comics. But I think it has to do with making it easy for people who are interested in m/m comics to find them; search engine keywords-wise.

          I know this isn’t your traditional yaoi comic but actually that’s what I like about it. I think Alex had written a blog post about this somewhere -I can’t seem to find it at the moment but I do remember him answering that question before. I’ll try to find it for you.

          In the meantime, you can check the FAQ section, where Alex explains that this will never be the explicit sex kind of story:

          Hope this helped a little bit. 🙂

          • Adam

            Thank you,

            That actually solves the question completely. Upon my own research (today) I have found that yaoi is not just about the sex but also includes the emotional bonds between the characters. This is a clear sign of
            the times, but a good one in my opinion. While having something occasionally raunchier can, at times, be good; I am glad that this is not explicit. After some self-reflection I thought: if the artists had made this explicit and did it properly it would take several dozen pages which would then not be devoted to the awesome story arcs and character development it is now. Also there is something to be said about the all-inclusive vibe I am getting from these comics. And THAT is something new and refreshing indeed.

          • Well, I think there are actually two types of stories for the most part. To me a yaoi comic is any comic that has relations between males that goes beyond kissing and hand holding and actually show that to some extent. Which, although there isn’t a lot of it, there is that one scene in the second chapter that falls into that category.

            The other area can be called either BL (boys love) or Shounen Ai (same thing just in Japanese). These stories tend to focus more on developing relationships and never go beyond kissing and handholding, and maybe groping through clothes, but all relatively PG. There are a few were it is alluded to characters having sex or being sexually active, but never show them in that state. Which keeps it “clean”.

          • SofiaT

            …Have you read Artifice yet?
            If you haven’t, I’d highly recommend it.

          • Elrohir

            NICE…”So you say you’re feeling addicted to TYP eh? And can’t wait for the next page? Here’s a little something to get you through until Friday night.”
            I actually mean this in a very positive light…it is SO easy to go through a huge anticipation cycle waiting on the next content. 🙂

          • SofiaT

            Ha, I actually suggested Artifice because Adam said he likes the “emotional bonds” between the characters.
            I thought if he likes TYP, then Artifice will be right up his alley 🙂

        • SofiaT

          Ah, found it! Here it is: 🙂

        • kireb

          yaoi means stories of love between men. usually it is made by girls and for girls. not much sex in any of them and more working on the romance part. the couple will mostly be divided to one manly and dominant guy, and one that the only difference between him and a girl is one very small thing between his legs XD
          you must be mistaken with the beloved bara stories 😉

          anyway- this story isnt any of them. it most likely should be categorized as gay adventure or something like that. not even as a sexual one- most of the stuff is very light lime.

          • Heh

            Excuse – me, but your definition of yaoi seems to be very… small.

            It just seems like you think EVERY yaoi that it’s not bara its exactly that way. About that, let me say: I’ve seen yaoi that falls right in the middle. Not bara, not this thing you described. Not saying theres isn’t some like that, but hey:

            “not much sex in any of them and more working on the romance part. the couple will mostly be divided to one manly and dominant guy, and one that the only difference between him and a girl is one very small thing between his legs ”

            Do not agree.

            I understand there is some like that, i swear, but not all of it. So PLEASE if you are trying to explain something/give definition of something to SOMEONE WHO WILL MOST LIKELY ACCEPT IT, please do not put everything together like that. It just makes me wanna cry, bro.

            Cry salty tears of pain and agony.

          • Howdy Heh,

            While the exchange of opinions is always welcome, you-statements should be avoided as they are often perceived as an attack.

            Although I’m certain that was not your intention, I just wanted to give you a heads up regarding the commenting policy.

          • Heh

            Would it be okay now?

          • Commenting here is all about a tone of respect. That’s the most important thing to remember. It’s all about the ideas. 🙂

    • b3nc0

      Hallo ㋡ノ
      How’s it feel to be normal?
      Haven’t seen a good ol’ table flipping for long!

  • Shinashi

    How many cares does that colonel give? None… None at all.

  • Noriam Gutierrez

    Lt. Colonel looks like she trusts her daughter so much that even when someone is warning her about the dangers Amanda might be getting into, she just ignores them while playing on her phone.

  • bronakopdin

    late to the party again but still wanted to say “hi” ^^

    so what do we have here?
    first of all detective Boxer still has HAIR! And it’s grey? For me he ages like 2 years in this page…I need to check back with last page I guess but I thought he was bald by will aka head shaved and well… younger! He really remained young in his face though 🙂
    Adam and Veronika sure seem to know how to draw the best of people at all ages 😀
    (Ok checked back now and there was hair but without colour, so I totally ignored it xD probably my eyes had other places to go ^^)

    Poor Spooky still looks so miserable… I still wanna hug him so bad 🙁

    Detective Tutt (OK I’ll admit I looked the name up xD) seems to be a very serious person, I really like her for being so protective 🙂

    … while everthing Parker does is wearing this disrespectful face… got his spirits back now that they’re away form the head, eh? xD

    and why on earth did Amanda seriously get a candy and a coke… oh my…
    now it makes me curious on what she already saw in her life up to this point to be able to stay that calm and all!
    And she seems to be so used to the whole situation, like she’s helping her mother a lot or at least gets do this more often… it’s like she’s asking her mom to stay out of her room or sth, so, yeah, banal or as a matter of course ^^

    Soooo, did anyone analyze Charleyboys emblems any further? There’s a nice close up this time 🙂
    and by now I wonder why she is like ALWAYS playing around with her mobile (except while holding the head) does she update her Facebook or Twitter or? xD

  • Adam

    Invisible Purple People Eater,
    thumbs up if you saw that.

    • Calahara

      How can it be invisible and purple?

      • Klaus

        “Invisible pink squirrel. How do you know it is pink if it is invisible?”
        “They usually are.”
        From The Book of Unwritten Tales.

      • Klaus

        Purple people eaters eat purple people, according to the song that introduced them.

        • mogoskier

          So they eat there one eyed one horned cousins. That just not right.

    • Simba

      For a brief moment, before remembering what day this was updated, I thought the invisible Purple People Eater wad like the decapitated demon’s pissed off cousin and that’s part of the reason Spooky was all curled up. Only for a second, though.

      • b3nc0

        Or the bottom half of the demon that turns invisible once separated X°P

  • Ellen Harman

    I bet the candy bar and coke are for Spooky not her. She must of heard his stomache rumbling from dwn the hall.

  • Saxon_Brenton

    Okay, so a lot of people have been commenting on Col. Charleyboy’s constant use of her mobile phone. To me her actions in this regard are a bit too gratuitously overt. It might be character trait – but that argues against her competence. Instead I submit that it may be some type of plot point.

    The question is what. A mundane explanation is that there might be an emergency going on elsewhere and she quite genuinely needs to be kept up-to-date. However the fact that we’re a third of the way into a 25 page bonus story argues against that, simply because of the space limitations that would prevent such a plot point being developed properly.

    The only other possibility that I can think of is that it’s some type of scanner cunningly disguised as a mobile phone (Star Trek style tricorder, Ghost Busters style PKE meter, Dr Who style machine-that-goes-ding-when-there’s-stuff). That suggests that it’s related to Spooky (again, a short bonus story can’t afford to bring up much in the way of extraneous plot points), and possibly that the data she’s reading is continually updating, sugesting that something dramatic is about to happen.

    Your thoughts?

    • Ellen Harman

      Well she is only a colonel. Maybe she is keeing the General she reports to up to date?

    • Heh

      Maybe she didn’t came alone? Based on the fact that people doesn’t look like they apreciatte THAT much her being there, maybe she had already sensed earlier she was getting into some trouble. So, now she need to say to the full team out there that she is inside, no need to actually worry, she is on the case, etc.

      It would require she keeps changing the status communicating with her team ’cause things inside can change any minute. She could also keep updated her boss or people related to what shes doing, being her team or not. She came there on the behalf of pentagon, is possible.

      But it’s just a guest, dunno

    • Becky

      I got the sense that she is extremely important and always handling about seven crises at once, so multitasking while doing mundane tasks like walking down hallways and chit-chatting with people WAY below her paygrade and clearance status just makes sense. Or maybe she’s just super rude and has been playing Candy Crush this whole time.

  • Klaus

    It is now 6:30 Thursday morning, and Amanda’s eye is still green. A more bluish green that Tuesday morning as far as I remember, but certainly not her usual brown. I don’t know American youth culture. Were colored contacts in fashion for 16 years olds ca. 2006?

    • mogoskier

      From what I remember yes but her eyes were still brown a couple of pages ago.

      • Guest

        I had colored contacts in 1993. But, yeah, they were brown a couple of pages ago.

      • Klaus

        They were brown on page 4, where she was using her powers. So it is not her powers that turn them green. Or maybe one power does and another doesn’t.

        • Hey Klaus,

          This is still the original work-in-progress page. The eye color actually has nothing to do with her abilities. I’ll change my note under the comic when the revision is up. 🙂

          • Elrohir

            Alex, is it okay if I’m a little bit sad that her eye color doesn’t change with her powers active?

          • b3nc0

            There isn’t a note anymore on the previous page, does that mean that Det Boxer will have skin-tone hair in this page too?

    • vanessa hall

      I had colored contacts in 1993, as an American 16 year old. But, yeah, they were brown a couple of pages ago.

  • Thanatopia

    Of course he’s not safe. Several young ladies have been able to testify to that in the years that have followed. Much to their delight. 😉

  • Yukiness

    Parker and Boxer huh…I could ship that. But I’m glad she’s holding two candy bars. Good girl, making friends like a pro

    • Klaus

      Looks more like a can of soda and a candy bar to me.

  • Miri

    Maybe the device allows Amanda to project thoughts to Col. Charleyboy, so she can share information without just stating it out loud and freaking everybody else out? It might be easier to do that than to filter out what she wants to say and send it to just one person, depending on exactly how her powers work, or it could have been a training tool to help her develop control and precision, which they decided was actually rather useful.

    I love the calm trust and acceptance her mother shows her 🙂

    • Kiri

      My thought is like mother like daughter. They actually have some sort of link already.

      • mogoskier

        Oh god can you imagine anything worse for a teenager then having your mother know your thoughts.

        Amanda’s mind= Wow what a hot guy, wouldn’t mind having him in my bed for a few days.

        Col. Charleyboy= Amanda Charleyboy you get your head out of the gutter this instant and focus on your work.

        Amanda= MOM I thought we agreed that you wouldn’t look at the inner thoughts.

        Col. Charleyboy= No we said that you can’t go into my inner thoughts. I’m your mother I can go where ever I want.

  • Angelia Reader

    Hey! I just found this webcomic and I have to say I love it! I was just wondering ,what is the usual update schedule was so I know when the check in?

    • TYP updates every Saturday, camping for the page starts Friday night (US)/Saturday (other countries) depending on timezone, bonus pages are updated on Wednesdays, camping for those pages starts on Tuesday night (US)/Saturday (other countries) depending on timezone. Bonus pages are not extra pages, we just get the next page of the comic sooner. ^_^

      • Angelia Reader

        Thank you! I will be sure to see you all camping on Friday! n_n

      • b3nc0

        *discreet call* PSSS, the bonus update camp is on “tuesday night (US)/wednesday (other countries).
        *waves & retreat*

        • Sorry about that I copy pasted and was still sleepy enough to not check my comment for mistakes, THANK YOU!!!

          • b3nc0

            You’re welcome ^_^

            Thought I made a copy/paste with me eyes ;°p

        • Elrohir

          As in locations like Belgium? 🙂
          I occasionally wonder if in the warmer weather you don’t hang out in the Oude Markt in Liege waiting for updates…via tablet or something… 🙂

          • b3nc0

            Ho- how did you track me down? Is there some kind of spyware in this thing? *raises it above head with both hands watching the corner of the Perron*
            *realises still needs it for further pages & pets it while bringing it down*

          • Elrohir

            Spy ware? Um…no…certainly not…you are completely safe…
            Truthfully, just some things you had said in your posts made me think about Belgium. I haven’t been there in more than a year. But I enjoy the trips when business calls me there. Haven’t sat out in the sun in Liege in maybe 4 years, usually it’s all work on the visit. Some wonderful places though.

    • SofiaT

      Welcome to the fandom, Angelia! 🙂

      • Angelia Reader

        Thank you! I’m glad to be in it! I actually found this while avoiding writing a lab report XD

      • Elrohir

        Umm…Sofia…isn’t there some legal requirement that you tell folks how completely addictive this web comic is? Kind of a, “full disclosure” thing where you explain that it can/probably will take over large chunks of your life? And that you’ll be completely okay with the time spent? Or something like that?
        **Okay…that’s just based on observational data and my own personal experiences…but still…**

        • SofiaT

          If they’ve read it so far and now they’re on the “I want moaaaaaar, moaaaaar” stage, there’s no point in me saying anything. They’ve figured it out, how addictive it is, already 😛

          • Elrohir

            THAT was funny…true, but funny… 🙂

  • I don’t think I have seen anyone say this on this page, but on the previous page, Spooky’s posture is very defensive (?), kind of huddled in on himself and such. It just makes you want to hug the heck out of him and tell him everything is going to be okay.

    Now, I call you to his posture in the first panel here. No matter HOW many times I look at it, that doesn’t come across as anything other than a thinking pose to me. So what is now going on in the mind of young Spooky?

    • mogoskier

      I’m actually more interested in the 2 panel where he pick his head up to look at Amanda. He doesn’t look up at anyone else, just her.

      • We can only assume he is looking at her as we only see the back of his head. We can assume his eyes are looking at Amanda, but as we cannot see them, i don’t think we can be 100% about that. At the very most we can be 99.99% sure, but not 100%

    • b3nc0

      It’s at least an introspective pose! He might repeat to himself: “They’re not here, I’m alone in a grassy wide space… They’re not here. They’re not here. Once I open my eyes they’ll be gone… They’re not here!”

  • Since this is Superhero themed, I thought I would share this silliness.

  • Michele M.

    I’m all caught up! Yay!!

  • Kyletin

    Girl, get off your FlappyBird and deal with them cops.

  • This was shared on my facebook newsfeed and I thought I would share it with you guys, because it is awesome.

    • Klaus

      That is so great.

    • Kyletin

      Thanks for sharing that! I love their creative, non-argumentative response. 🙂

    • This is really great. Nice to see a company actually be so totally awesome about this. 🙂

  • Morbidkittygirl

    Can I just say how much I love Amanda’s Mother’s facial expressions on this page? She just looks so casual. My favorite has the be the last panel.

    • Klaus

      She is so arrogant. She needs to treat people with more respect. Tytt is giving her well meant advice. She could at least look at her while she is speaking to her.

      • TwoWayStar

        In these kinds of positions, ESPECIALLY police/military and the like, it’s super important to always give off the air you know what you’re doing. It’s all about power plays with these people and right now the Colonol is letting everyone know subtly that she has the power here through body language.

        If she let up, maybe the detectives start questioning her more, maybe they put their foot down on her daughter being around, maybe they just start making things as difficult as they can w/o betraying the order of their own superior. (If you’ve seen any movies/TV shows where the FBI or something come to a small city and says “Yoooo I’m here to get the bad guy give me your full cooperation” and IMMEDIATELY the cops are just difficult and give off the vibe of “this is OUR place and youre not welcome”)

        Then again, these are my personal views on her. From my POV she’s showing her tough outside so no one badgers them with unnecessary talking when they need to help Spooky. From your POV she is arrogant and doesn’t treat people with respect. Aah, the beauty of viewpoints where two people can look at the same thing and see something totally different! 😀

        • Klaus

          Acting like she does is a sure way to get the police to be diffcult. Let us hope there isn’t anything she needs to know and does not know to ask. Detective Tutt certainly isn’t going to volunteer any information after beeing so rudely treated.

  • Captain America – The Winter Soldier

    A camping page-waiting gay fan-boy review. (^^) (/^^)/

    Note: I tried hard for NO SPOILERS BELOW. Just a rawther positive vague review. But, feel free to skip this if you really don’t want to hear ANYTHING. In fact stop reading NOW! LOL.

    (non existent spoiler… space)

    Yep. Really enjoyed Captain America – The Winter Soldier and, disclosure, I’m a tough audience for heavy VFX films. I like them a lot, but I’m very critical regarding what filmmaking essentials may have been sacrificed for what is a very expensive VFX-driven film.

    If you like VFX super-hero films, IMHO, this one is one of the better ones. Well written, performed, shot and supported (but not overwhelmed by) its visual effects. I’m quick to fidget in my seat if things get too predictable in the wrong way, and they didn’t. Chris Evans does an excellent job with the acting skills he has. He’s well cast and looks as yummy as a guy like me could wish for.

    However, I think the Black Widow stole this film in many ways. Ways that she wasn’t able to in THE AVENGERS. She was very well, and subtly, performed by Scarlett Johansonn. More relaxed this time. She reminded me a touch of our discussions about our adult Commander. NOT ‘over-sexualized’, but still ‘sexy’, confident and very appealing. Costumed always neck to toe in fight suit or in very conservative street clothes.

    Like our Commander, Black Widow IS sexy and the more so for not really trying (I do realize this is the filmmakers’ choice as much as hers, just as it’s Alex choice as much as The Commander’s.

    *chris’ delusions that the TYP characters are real asserts itself*

    Recently, after some of our members helped me know what to look for (other than Chris Evans’ swell butt), I really spotted only one slightly more obvious shot where she wangs a bad-guy in the head with a steel pipe and then turns and walks away, giving the audience the film’s best Black Widow butt-shot.

    I’m gay (yes… it’s true) and I still said a big YES to that lovely posterior shot. But that was only a few frames of film out of 136 minutes. And, that was pretty much it (at least that made ME notice). So it seemed more respectful than usual in a film of this genre. Maybe Disney/Marvel heard some of you talking?

    Sorry, non-gay boys, not so much fan-service for you on this film.

    Also, Black Widow, is NOT ‘just’ Cap’s sidekick, even though the film is named after him. She’s easily the ‘smartest’ character in the film, especially in terms of modern technology and people handling, and the funniest, with a dry wit.

    I’d like to say thanks to this group. This film was much more interesting to me, because of our discussions here. I was able to look for new and interesting things in the character presentation. Please feel free to speak up if you feel 180° different, after you see the film. Just remember, my ‘gaze’ may be male, but it’s still not the typical one, so it was interesting to watch for specific differences (good ones I thought) between THE AVENGERS and this film. Changes in regards to both Captain America’s and Black Widow’s characters.

    And yes, for those of you ‘trope’ experts, there are plenty of super-hero film tropes to spot, but I think they are the necessary ones, needed to tell the audience about this particular AU in the screen-time available.

    I was very happy to see 2:16 minutes vs. the 2:40 minutes of Hobbit2. Screentime was smartly used I thought. Like a Bourne film, exciting, somewhat surprising and still good fun. Like an Alex page. Lots of info packed into a limited space.

    There is no Thor/Loki type magic in Captain’s film, but the high-tech world of S.H.E.I.L.D did not disappoint… and substitutes for ‘magic’ quite nicely.

    Finally the real reason why I’m writing this. Some of the hospital hallways and government buildings reminded me very much of our current locale in TYP. So, excellent job Alex, Adam & Veronica. You’ve beat a zillion dollar film release to the punch with your ‘back-story’! Your set design looks so naturally ‘live-action’, even factoring in some SHEILD super-tech that pops up randomly in odd places.

    In fact, compared to the modern look of the SHIELD offices, the modern-day headquarters of The Young Protectors (in the interlude) seemed pretty much in tune also with a future ‘feel’.

    I only mention it because watching the film made me realize how natural you guys are making both the future TYP and this ‘past’ one feel. Great work. Compliments!

    *chris waves everyone in close to whisper*

    It almost seems like Alex reads and watches super-hero materials and fans, just like the rest of us… all on his own. Shhhh… just like a REAL geek? Huh? A fan. Go figure? 🙂

    Lucky us!

    • Elrohir

      Really nice write up Chris. You make me wish I was seeing it today. Now I can’t wait.
      And your tongue in cheek humor about Alex gave me a smile. I suspect that like yourself, Alex consume large chunks of “good mythology” over the years, across several genres and still does. I think, though I can’t be certain, it’s a combination of all that material consumed along with the life experiences that gives his story lines such breadth and your analyses such depth. Me? I’ll happily consume both. 🙂

    • Sapfo

      Black Widow needs a movie of her own, And it might be the idea of the filmmakers when they did her this strong. I like her. (And after some checking, there is talk about a movier just for her ^_^)
      I liked this movie because it made ​​me think about so many different ethical and philosophical things. And it still makes me think.

      • SofiaT

        Shhhhhhh, don’t spoil it! I’m gonna watch it in 5 hours 🙂

        • Sapfo

          That is why I did not write more then I did. Don´t want to risk to much.

          • SofiaT

            I was pulling your leg -you didn’t spoil anything.
            But I am very excited I’m gonna watch it soon 😀

          • Sapfo

            You will have fun (I hope) ^_^

          • SofiaT

            I’m sure I will 🙂
            We’re going to a burger joint for dinner as well; my normal eating habits are very healthy, looking forward to some decadence tonight!

          • Sapfo

            I usally never eat anything or drink when I am in the movie-theater. But this time I had a whole soft drink 😉

          • b3nc0

            When I saw it, I took a Cola of some sort (not that one, the other, yes the one that actually tastes good), some Grills (barbecue kinda chips) and cookie dough Ben & Jerry. Yummy *salivates remembering*

          • SofiaT

            I don’t drink soft drinks (or alcohol, or coffee…) but my Achilles heel is french fries and chocolate and burgers (pizza I make my own, tastes much better). I haven’t had a burger in months and it’s been 3 weeks since I last had anything fried. I deserve a treat tonight 🙂

          • b3nc0

            Yep, def’ deserve it, Kuddos on healthy diet!

        • We’re going to go see it Mon or Tues. The first showing of the day which means no one will likely be about. YAY!

          • SofiaT

            I love an empty movie theater. I was one of five people in the theater when I went to watch Man of Steel for the second time, hehe.

          • Sapfo

            then you would have loved mine. I was the only one there xD (that have only happen once before)

          • For MOS, I think it was us and maybe two or three others.

            But yes, the emptier the better. 🙂 I mean the better chance of getting the good seats..

          • SofiaT

            Aren’t seats numbered in the US? I always book my seats online. You choose then where you want to sit.

          • No. Not that I’ve ever seen. We just buy the tickets at the theater, though the tickets can be bought in advance. But it’s definitely first come first serve.

            Of course if you’re going to see a concert at some venue then the seats are numbered. But a movie theater, not numbered. At least none of the ones I’ve been to.

          • Yeah, I know this from my friends there. It’s weird xD I love that we have seat reservations. You must have to move around a Little to make room for everyone sometimes?

          • Oh, people can be greedy with their seats. So the newer the movie the better it is to get there early.

          • What? Are Cinemas scared that if they have reservations that people will stay away because they know for sure if they can’t get the best seats? I know for a fact that isn’t the case here. If epople want to see a movie they make do with the seats they can get. The later they order the worse seats, but most movies you can only order to a week in advance (except some premieres) so it’s not that hard.

          • I don’t think that’s it. I don’t know why it’s first come. That’s why it works to go on off days so if you’re running late, you don’t have to worry too much about a crappy seat.

  • Cydney Sabin

    I’d love to stay up and camp with y’all, but I have to go to work early tomorrow. I’ll be here in my dreams, though!

    • b3nc0

      Marvelous ♥
      29‼ Are you out of your mind? Thought you had things to catch up to?

      • ….I took those 29 while fixing and eating dinner, putting the leftovers away, putting dishes in the dish washer and washing the pots. ^_^

        • b3nc0

          29 pots? What kind of meal were you a-cooking??

          • There were only 2 pots ^_^, but I also went ahead and washed the lid, the spoon rest thingy, and I think there was something else that I couldn’t put in the dishwasher…I would say most of the pictures were taken while I was eating.

          • b3nc0

            Was it a particularly windy evening? The clouds surely were swept away…

          • Yep! A very nice cool breeze/wind! ^_^

  • Angelia Reader

    Evening fellow campers! How’s everyone doing tonight?

    • Evening Angelia! Not to bad, I have been working on getting caught up on various things today. I am almost somewhat maybe close to half way! ^_^

      • Angelia Reader

        Hey sweetie n_n I wish you the best of luck!

        • I am slowly getting things cleared off my “to do soonest” list! ^_^

          • Angelia Reader

            Take your time, try not to stress yourself out lol. As much as we want a page rushing through everything is not a good way to go lol

          • Well, most of the small stuff on the list is done. It is the longer time consuming tasks I have left. ^_^

    • davefragments

      It rained all day.

      • If you could end some of the rain to California, that would be highly appreciated. We could really use it.

        • davefragments

          I wish I could but you see, Southern California is undergoing desertification as the weather gets warmer and that is it.

    • Good Evening! Happy to see you could made camping!

      • Angelia Reader

        Of course ! I hate to miss a good camp!

  • In for camping. I’m on my parent’s computer tonight so this is always an interesting experience since it Works a little slower, and there’s the damn Danish autocorrect/dictionary at work xD
    Expect more speeling errors than usual 😉

    • Morning Danish love! Did you see the Starfighter Eclipse ks?? We can pursue Deimos now!! ^_^

      • I saw 🙂 I’m sure it will happen.

        • Another $4223 and there will be more music and backer exclusive livestreams!

          • mogoskier

            Okay when I first read that I thought it said baker exclusive lifestream. Good thing the only thing I’m doing right now is writing an essay.

    • b3nc0

      Hallo, we got our lil’ brain cells ready ;°)

    • Good Morning!

  • davefragments

    the stores are selling PEEPS.
    My only vice! PEEPS

    • Takehai

      Peeps are okay. Not to knock on your choice. It’s the Robin Eggs from Whoppers that totally make me want to gorge until I’m sick. I can eat a large package of those inside of twenty minutes. And still want more. Easter and Halloween are the worst holidays for trying to watch what I eat.

      *sigh* Oh to be young again, and not care what and how much I eat. . .

    • mogoskier

      There are peep donuts now.

      • davefragments

        The Washington Post had a “Peep Show” of home made dioramas that I think are so good I just want to eat them all up (at once). . .

  • In 5 weeks I’m going to US for the first time, and I can’t wait to meet good friends for the first time as well. It’s going to be great, and my first travel in years.
    It will mean almost two weeks without much time online though, since my only internet connection is my stationary computer (yes, it can still be so *lol*), so will have to borrow a friend’s computer or tablet to get online.

    I wish I had more Money and time so I could go see more Places in US, and meet more people, and even make it to a con.. but maybe later.
    I look forward to my vacation so much, but I AM gonna miss campings and being online with you guys <3

    • davefragments

      Where in the USA?

      • Going to a wedding, in Iowa, and then before getting back I’ll spend a short two days in NYC being a tourist 🙂
        I wanted that since I had to change flights there anyway. Who knows when I’ll make it back.

        • SofiaT

          How much are the tickets to the US from Denmark?
          I want to go to the San Diego ComicCon in 2015 (fingers crossed) and I checked for tickets to California, they’re cheaper than flying to Europe!

          On the other hand, I have to actually manage to get my hands to the ComicCon tickets and that I hear is not so easy… I guess I have to make sure I get the Con tickets before I book a flight.

          • b3nc0

            Would it be possible for a TyP Euro-readers group planning together, with help from accomplices in the place *US readers rise a hand, please ;°)* and meeting at SDCC15?

          • SofiaT

            That could be fun actually… If Alex has a booth at the ComicCon we could make a TYP/Artifice mini convention there; cosplaying and all 🙂

            Edit: Unfortunately I’m not a Euro-reader though. If Saxon is interested, we could plan something from our side of the planet as well, I guess. Anyone else here that lives Down Under?

          • b3nc0

            Do they make KS for that kind of project? Reward could be Pics of cosplaying us, signed sketches by random authors…

          • SofiaT

            Yeah, I don’t think a lot of people would be interested in that… but it would be great if we could do what we love with someone else funding it, huh? *sigh*

          • It’s fairly likely I’ll be exhibiting at SDCC 2015 in some form or another. 🙂

            Be cool to see some friendly faces.

          • Sapfo

            That would be fun.

          • Hope you will be at YaoiCon too in ’15. Just in case Sapfo and I DO make it there *lol*

          • If they hold it again in San Francisco, it’s a safe bet I’ll be there. 🙂

          • b3nc0

            Sorry, I didn’t mention Europe to exclude anyone orz
            The point was to gather as many readers as possible anyway ^_^

          • Sapfo and I kinda have the dream of making it to Yaoi-con in 2015.

          • b3nc0

            Where it’s at?

          • Sapfo

            This year San Francisco (Hope I did not get it wrong)

          • The tickets to NYC from Denmark aren’t bad at all. With the tickets I’m getting the Price will be around $800 with the current currency, but then there’s the national tickets from NYC to (now Iowa for me) added to that, so flights cost me around $11-1200.

          • SofiaT

            Still, not bad at all!! It costs me $2.5-3k to travel to Europe *sigh*

          • Yeah, Australia to Europe isn’t cheap. It’s a long trip. I know my tickets to US are cheap because I use a new competitive Company, but the normal Price is around $800-1200 to go to US now, maybe a couple hundred dollars more if you wantr to go to the East coast.

        • davefragments

          The summer they landed on the moon I spent living in NYC near the United Nations and working in Elizabeth NJ (affectionally known as “armpit”). New York is just amazing with the amount of culture it has. It is however, crowded, noisy and never stops. There really are bums on the street, men in tutu’s wandering 42nd street, subways that always seem to smell, and Broadway, the MET, Carnegie Hall, MOMA, and two lions name Patience and Fortitude. There are still some things I want to see for the first time in NYC. So plan a couple to a few and enjoy the most amazing city in the world.

        • mogoskier

          What two days are you going to be in NYC?

          • Right now it looks like I’ll arrive back in NY at evening time Tuesday May 20th, and then my flight is at evening on the 22nd, so in real I’ll only have one full day + a half day before I have to be in the airport.
            I’m gonna use those days to the fullest *lol*
            I wish I could have used a a day or two in NY before going to Iowa too, which I do on May 12th, but my budget is already stretched, so hotels are out.
            I’m already having some amazing help, paying for a hotel, so I can stay in NY after Iowa. I’m just so happy I even get to stay in NY those extra two days.

          • mogoskier

            Oh cool your coming on a weekday, that going to make sightseeing a lot easier. What parts of the city do you want to see, I can tell you the best times to go to them.

          • Not sure yet. Going for free places mostly. Can’t afford much xD Know there’s still gonna be a lot to see, but I wasn’t sure before two days ago that i’d make it stay in NY too, so now is planning time.

          • mogoskier

            Well both the museum of natural history and the MET are suggested prices, meaning you can give them a dollar and there let you in. Mona full price though. There are some art galleries to that you can go into for free but I don’t remember there exact location right now. This is all uptown thought and the problem there is everything tear inducing expensive.
            Downtown is cheaper ,take that with a grain of salt in is still manhattan, and still has a lot to do but nothing sitseey. You would need a guide to get the fullest out of it.
            Also for good cheap food go Chinese.

    • Well if you ever decide to visit North East Tennessee, I could probably put you up. Though why you would visit here when there is NOTHING, is beyond me. ^_^

      • b3nc0

        Some tourism and promotion agent you are, here?!

        • …….well there is that nasty redneck NASCAR place….

          Oh and I guess Pigeon Forge and Gattlinburg…..and if you want to drive 6ish hours (3ish to and 3ish back) there is Chattanooga

    • Sapfo

      I will miss you.

      • Hey Sapfo! *hugs* Morning!!

      • I will miss you too, but i should get a couple of times to chat with you 🙂

        • Sapfo

          Oh you are sweet.

    • Feverfew_M

      So exciting! Have a wonderful time!

  • Sapfo

    My brain is working like slug today. Long day yesterday, long day ahead of my. And no coffee. The coffee is gone! -_-

    • Not the coffee!

    • Oh no! Coffee gremlins? *quickly searches to see is she has any coffee* Does any one have some coffee for Sapfo?!?

    • *Hugs* You were thought of.

      • Sapfo

        There were so many people there and it was so beautiful.

      • Very much so! Do not doubt it!

    • Madock345

      Out of coffee? That’s grounds for homicide around here.

    • davefragments

      MY Niece’s son is just figuring out college and he had his first cup of black coffee the other day because there was no milk and he still hasn’t figure out out that the store sells it.
      Oh to be young and silly once again!

    • b3nc0


  • justkeepondriving

    Hi Alex, have the colours been updated on this page yet? I seriously cannot tell, Veronica is so talented!

    • Not yet. But soon! 🙂

      (And yes, she is! 🙂 )

      • justkeepondriving

        Great! Thanks Alex and Veronica!

      • Klaus

        Will Boxer’s hair be colored on page six on the printed book?