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The Young Protectors: Engaging The Enemy Chapter Two—Page 33

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Wow…

We have some very interesting new Fan Art by WarGoddess, who was inspired by speculation in the comments section of how readers’ reactions might be different if The Annihilator and Kyle were female characters instead of male. So, it’s The Annihilator and Kyle, in two different art pieces — as women! Do check them out.

And speaking of the comments section, good speculation continues there! (In fact, so many good ideas have been proposed to explain what’s going on folks have begun to number them!) I look forward to hearing what you think this means. 🙂

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  • I just can’t handle the look on Kyle’s face ;_; Make it stooop!

    There goes the sight of Duncan’ chest ._. Maybe we’ll meet again ..

    • Sapfo

      You got the virgin, hope you can sleep now little wolfy.

      • Holly

        Seriously! You are the Woodcutter and DW is, obviously, the wolf. Kyle is Little Red and you will tell me what you have planned for him and Granny Duncan!

        …. There is something in my tea. There has to be…

        • Sapfo

          You do crack me up, You do realize that the first comment on the page is called a virgin, right? XD

          • Holly

            Oh yeah. I know that. Also known as “Page Popping” or “Taking the Cherry”

            But I don’t care! Kyle’s Gingerness has taken me off the path and I’m wondering the woods picking idea blossoms.

            ….Seriously!!! *sniffs tea*

      • Oh? On my screen you got it *refreshes* ..ooh 😀

        My attempt to beat my record on virgins in a row from TH is still going. Still some way to the goal. I’m only halfway ^_^;
        My mind has to stop spinning with possibilities first. Intense, page is intense!. Sleep is soon though.

        Edit: If I haven’t been so nice 5 pages back, I would have been one closer. But then I hadn’t gotten that thought yet. Damn *lol*

        • Sapfo

          Well we where photoed on the finishedline today.
          It seems I am still your # 2. Hat of to you my dear Danish. I will get you next time, just you wait. I get you next time.

  • Sapfo

    NO MORE CHEST!
    I knew it, Kyle can´t speak!

    The last panel.. is that a metafor or is he…

  • SofiaT

    Before the different theories begin, I must say that Kyle’s ass is pretty damn perfect too!!

    • Quite perfectly round I must say.

      • SofiaT

        And just with the right amound of muscle.

        • Indeed. So I think we’re ogling to avoid what is before us.

          • SofiaT

            Duncan is not trying to kill Kyle, and in fact he seems to say that he’d rather Kyle stays alive. That’s all I wanted to know for now.

            …..YES, I’M LYING!! OF COURSE I’M LYING!! OMG, WHAT THE HECK IS GOING ON, I NEED TO KNOWWWWWWW!!

          • Well he did say Kyle would always be safe with him. He’s making certain that he lives through this? Right? Right?

          • SofiaT

            *looks determined*

            RIGHT. *nods*

          • Keep dumping water. It’s possible the Redilator may make it to shore yet.

          • Hikaru Takemori

            I think shore is still far away, seeing that there are 3 more chapters to come. But you are right, this strenghtened my hope that we will make it.

          • It’s going to be a tough journey. Of course I could just have dived deeper into denial

          • SofiaT

            …the Nile? What does the Nile have to do with all this?

          • Holly

            Yup just pulling this ship down a River in Egypt. That’s what we are all doing.

          • Jamie Dutton

            I may not be on this ship anymore, but here let me help ya’ll bail.
            *hands Sofia a bigger bucket and picks up megaphone to shout encouragement*

          • Hikaru Takemori

            I do belive Duncan is a man of his word, would not break a promise. I also belive that he has his very own way of keep them.

          • The ambiguity clause of truth and promises.

            Hope is roaring back I must say. Why isn’t it Saturday

          • Holly

            I have a story where one of the characters can’t LIE outright. But he can omit things, or just remain silent, or phrase things weirdly. So he’s like the most dishonest manipulative person around.

          • WarGoddess

            That sounds so much like a romance novel I have called Lothaire. Lothaire is a pure-blooded vampire, so he is unable to lie. But over the course of 1000 years, he has learned the powers of misdirection and omission in order to get around this weakness and manipulate people. 😀

          • Holly

            “I may be a villain, but I am still a gentleman.”

          • Adam Black

            like “You can trust me ” …?

          • Trust him not to hurt him physically?

          • Hikaru Takemori

            If he referred to Kyle being physicaly save, I’d go with yes.
            I have to think of the scene where Kyle asks Duncan not to ‘screw’ with him and before Duncan can say anything PP jumps in, so Duncan did not promise emotional safety.
            BTW that scene reminds me a bit of Goethes ‘Faust’ and his deal with the devil. As I remember it was never stated that Faust actualy signed that contract in that one scene.
            Thats probably the only thing these scenes have in common, but thats where my associations lead me.

          • Holly

            Call me a tugboat captain because this ship broke down a while ago, but i’m still dragging it along.

            (Or for certain canadians, I am Theodore Tugboat :P)

          • Oh, we definitely need to know what’s going on. But I think at this point in time the ship is not yet sunk.

          • SofiaT

            Fluctuat nec mergitur!!!

    • Holly

      That is the truth!

  • ‘Silence is what will probably keep you alive’ o_o
    Whut? What is he doing to him. BAD Annihalator, bad!

    Even Anni looks shocked about the intensity of what’s happening in that last panel.

    • Sapfo

      Yes, what does that mean, I want to know now. What does it all mean? o.O

    • Hikaru Takemori

      If this really is some kind of summoning, Duncan being shocked might not be a good sign. There now is a possibility of whatever-it-is being stronger than possible protection and bindeing spells Duncan performed. If this is the case and the thing is not in a good mood things could get nasty.
      I now find myselfe hopeing that PP knows what she is doing but with her comment to Duncan I’m not convinced she does.

      Another thought: If this summond thing gets loose, Kyle may become the greatest champion of earth thought fighting that thing.

  • Arg! So we were right about some binding going on.

  • *Spazes* NOW WHAT DID HE DO?!?!

  • So is he possessed? Is there some creature hitchhiking in our little hero? I am NEVER going to make it to Saturday!

  • silibub

    Looks more and more like a summoning – in most interpretations I’ve seen, saying the wrong thing at the wrong time to a spirit can break the bond, allowing it to escape and/or harm you.

    Ah, I really need to go to bed, but I’ll ponder this and see what theories everyone comes up with!

    • bi.bi.blackbird

      Oh, I LIKE this idea! Maybe there is some kind of magical summoning… there is a ring of fire surrounding them. And maybe Kyle’s powers are just a key to opening up something Anni is after. There was an awful lot of speculation over the nature of his powers. He could be a key to opening a door to the source of his powers.

  • Holly

    His Silence is what is going to keep him alive? That is so very ominous and… Why is it not Saturday!?

    Also I love that Anni got dressed for this upcoming event. Also that the spell on paralyzes VOLUNTARY muscles. So his heart and diaphram are fine.

  • Hikaru Takemori

    Somehow Duncan looks to me as if he didn’t expect whatever happens to happen as it does. I suspect this eruption is a lot bigger than expected.

    • No, he looks quite shocked.

      • motordog

        “Dammit! I should have used more rose petals!”

        • SofiaT

          Like a boss.

  • Tina

    Wow… Duncan looks rather worried in the last panel. I guess standing next to a large ball of fire would do that but still… Even if its just a WIP it looks GORGEOUS!

  • illanm

    Best orgasm EVAR

    • motordog

      Made me lol

    • Kore88

      Certainly the largest I’ve ever seen

  • Holly

    Also, no long term affects better mean that this binding doesn’t strip Kyle of his abilities. Wait does he mean Power Binding, or just Binding him to the bed!?

  • SofiaT

    That is Work-in-Progress??? Veronica is a perfectionist, isn’t she?

    And -God!- we love her for it!

  • silibub

    (But before I go, could Duncan look any sassier in the second panel? Dang.)

    • Jamie Dutton

      I still want to kick his black-hearted, beautiful ass, though!

  • Klaus

    This is unfinished? It looks perfectly finished to me.

  • Holly

    IT’S A PHOENIX! There is totally a phoenix inside of Kyle. Which would explain why his powers didn’t appear to be magic (which a Djinn would count as right?) or mutation. There is totally an awesome powerful firebird inside of Kyle!

    • I never thought of a phoenix! So is Duncan trying to get a taste of it’s restorative powers? Or…

      • Holly

        Exactly, Immortality ^_^

        Or the other healing abilities of the phoenix. Either or.

        • SofiaT

          Regeneration. A phoenix (there’s only ever one) dies of old age only to be reborn again. Essentially, it’s immortal.

          • What? He wants to become a Time Lord?

          • SofiaT

            Oh no! That damn music theme is in my head now! Make it go away!!

          • Sorry. Um…think of christmas music. By the way they’ve updated the theme a bit.

          • Holly

            I HATE CHRISTMAS MUSIC! *makes face* The reason should be obvious…

          • Sorry! Um… Think of bad 80’s music

          • SofiaT

            I love bad 80s music! Especially power-ballads 😀

          • Oh oh! Berlin: Take my breath away!

          • SofiaT

            Total Eclipse of The Heart! 😛

          • Holly

            GLORY OF LOVE!

          • Jamie Dutton

            You’re No Good!

          • SofiaT

            I Hate Myself for Loving You!

          • Holly

            I love RocknRoll!

          • SofiaT

            *scratches head* but what does that have to do with Kyle and Duncan?

          • Holly

            Cold Hearted Snake by Paula Abdul

          • SofiaT

            Never heard of this one… *goes and checks youtube*

          • WarGoddess

            Is This Love? by Whitesnake. I love that one so much.

            Is this love? That I’m feeling
            Is this the love, that I’ve been searching for?
            Is this love, or am I dreaming?

            This must be love, ’cause it’s really got a hold on me…
            a hold on me…

          • Jamie Dutton

            Here’s a special request going out to all you Redilators out there:
            Don’t Stop Believing!

          • Open Arms!

          • Jamie Dutton

            All Cried Out by Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam

            “don’t you know the hurt will cause an inferno/
            romance up in flames/
            why should I take the blame?”

          • There was one by Debbie Gibson for the life of me I can’t think of.

          • SofiaT

            Remind me of this when we reach the last chapter: I Can’t Find this Feeling Anymore

            “…it’s time to bring this ship into the shore, and throw away the oars foreveeeeeeer” 😀

          • Jamie Dutton

            This one’s for The Annihilator:
            Who Want’s to Live Forever by Queen

          • That song always brings a tear to my eye. I love it so.

          • Jamie Dutton

            Lost In Your Eyes or Only In My dreams? Maybe Foolish Beat?

          • Don’t forget Miss Tiffany.

          • Holly

            I think we’re alone now?

          • Hahaha… I was just thinking that in regards to the comments. I think it’s just the three of us.

          • Alone! by Heart or What About Love.

          • Holly

            ANYTHING by Pat Benetar

          • I’m not familiar with that. Heaven is a place on earth, Belinda Carlisle

          • SofiaT

            Poison! by Alice Cooper!

          • Holly

            um no that’s not the name of a song. I just meant any song by her. *blush*

            Heartbreaker, Hit me with your best shot, Hell is for children, SHADOWS OF THE NIGHT! Oh god shadows of the night.

          • Jamie Dutton

            Love Is A Battlefield was her’s too, right?

          • Ahh. so many good power ballads from the 80s

          • SofiaT

            I think I got the winner: Lover Why? by Century

          • NO! The Final Count Down by Europe. That will never leave your head.

          • SofiaT

            No, I got it!! I Just Died in Your Arm Tonight!

            Eh? 😀

          • Jamie Dutton

            Dancing In the Sheets

          • SofiaT

            Relax!

          • I keep seeing an SNL Sketch where the groom hired a band to sing that, but that was the only line they knew

          • SofiaT

            “…it must have been something you said -I should have walked away…. I should have walked away” 😉

          • Holly

            I WANT TO KNOW WHAT LOVE IS

          • SofiaT

            ….I WANT YOU TO SHOW ME!! (The question is, who is singing this? Kyle or Duncan?)

          • Holly

            I need a Hero! (I feel it like a fire in my blood. So kyle)

          • SofiaT

            Making Love out of Nothing At All!

          • Holly

            Though there is was one very sexy and creative serenade of a Christmas song with my name in it. In “it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas” there is a line that goes “And the prettiest sight you’ll see is the Holly that will be, on your own front door.” I never knew that song could be sexy.

            Honestly, I only hate Deck the Halls. There was an incident…

          • Dare I ask?

          • Holly

            How cute is it to pick up toddler Holly and pretend we are actually decorating with her. Oh, I did not see that nail that we use to hang things. Oh, she is actually on the wall now. OH GOD THE BABY!!!

            Please note, I have a weird obsession at Christmas. Things with my name on them are mine. If you wrap a gift and it has Holly berries on it, then it must be mine. If it is not, I get very grouchy.

          • I have a fear of ladders thanks to a really tall christmas tree and the ladder trying to kill me when it fell.

          • Holly

            I knocked the Christmas tree ontop of my brother when we were 7, and 5. (I’m youngest) His favorite decoration, a large light broke. The tree was plugged. So that was fun for him…

          • Poor dears. I’m surprised you can stand christmas at all

          • Holly

            I love the holiday. Friends, family, good food, presents, Santa, crackling fire. It’s great. So long as people don’t make jokes about my name, or comment on how interesting it is for a girl named Holly to be born almost exactly nine months after Christmas. THAT is a holiday ruiner. *shudder*

            Cole in my superhero thing has similar issues with the holiday. Though I might have to change his name 🙁

          • SofiaT

            No, leave it Cole. As in, coal? As in naughty?

          • Holly

            Cole aka The Crimson Fury. Red Headed Super Hero with Fire Powers in a relationship with what amounts to the stories Big Bad. The similarities seems large with a name that sounds so close.

            …Also that gives me the best idea for a Christmas pinup. UGH why do I not have drawing skills or money.

          • Re: drawing skills and money. I ask myself that every day.

          • Holly

            I had one friend offer to draw in for free, but that required Cole being possessed by a fire elemental and becoming Dr. Manhatten esque. Lacey going mad and SUCCESSFULLY taking over the world because he was her rock and now he’s dead. And then fire elemental Cole coming, and killing her to end her tyranny.

            So I kind of passed on that…

          • I have some of my writing that i think would be good as graphic novels, but I’m rather wordy with the dialogue. That and being broke

          • Holly

            Plus there is a tonal issue. The elements of the universe means that it can either be really zany or really dark, and it’s hard to balance out. I don’t want Silver Age, but I don’t want the 90s either.

            Yeah, it’s hard to make dialogue flow and not get too far from natural speech.

          • Well there is that, but it’s not that really, but that my story is run by dialogue. The world I created is more formal in its speech so that doesn’t help

          • I could see the problem with that.

          • SofiaT

            Oh good! I’ll definitely give the new seasons a try then.

          • Holly

            What came first the Phoenix of the Flame?

          • SofiaT

            um… um… the egg? 😛

          • Holly

            I read a really beautiful story about a phoenix being born. Not reborn, but first coming into existence. They exist outside of time in that universe.

          • SofiaT

            That does sound like a beautiful story. 🙂

          • Holly

            Not really. They are kind of a mixture of the Silence and Weeping Angels…

      • Adam Black

        I scarred someone last page by mentioning the Pheonix Saga

        • Holly

          No Adam, not that kind of Pheonix. *shudders* More Phawkes, Less Jean Gray.

          • Adam Black

            Phawkes?

          • Harry Potter

          • SofiaT

            tsk tsk tsk, Adam. I’m disappointed in you 🙁

          • Adam Black

            Now you sound like family.

          • SofiaT

            As well I should. We’re all one big family here.

            With all that entails >:D

          • YAY!!

          • Adam Black

            Good save.

          • Adam Black

            well I completed a full Doctorology in whodom, and even did a special concentration in archaic serials ( Doc Savage ) .

            I *DID* see Potter … ( the four movies only) … but

            No books.

            I was intending to see the LOTR, ( first day ) but they were sold out; which was completely devastating—until until the first 2 minutes of Harry Potter finished…

            When you learn the difference between Eternals, Daemons, and Guardians, can tell your e-space from your -space, and have got your block-transfer computations down in a row, and know how a well programmed cell phone keeps mannequins from strangling you, then come back to me….

          • SofiaT

            Hey, I didn’t mean to insult your geekiness!

            I apologise my lord. *bows*

          • Adam Black

            Apology accepted. *bows back*

            In all fairness i was forced to watch most of it until I liked it.

            Hows that Dr who prescription coming…?

          • SofiaT

            It was only prescribed this morning. I haven’t had time to watch it (or even find it).

            I’m thinking Christmas, with my brother in law.
            My sister will completely freak out -so it will be totally worth it!

          • This is going to come out all wrong, but um…that was uh… kinda hot.

            *running away now*

          • SofiaT

            I know, and I didn’t understand half of it! 😛

          • *peeking back in* Oh good, I wasn’t alone. A bit socially awkward here.

          • Hikaru Takemori

            I did :). I find it not even that hard, but than again its not half a year past since I watched (and listend to) all those old episodes.

          • Adam Black

            The radio shows too?>

          • Hikaru Takemori

            Not the radio show. What I meant where those reconstructed episodes which are basicly pictures with sound.

          • Adam Black

            They should fully animate those

          • Adam Black

            Doctor Who just wants you to know you can take the secretive delinquent alien out of Brittish Boarding school, and across time and space, but the fancy snark they put in him. Thats there for keeps:

            http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lybkbjgJBj1qkxdako1_500.jpg….

            and now we are back to Potter….

          • Adam Black
          • Wow. How did people come up with this stuff? It sorta breaks my brain. I mean I’ve created my worlds (writing) and have fun building and expanding them but that puts me in awe. And you understand it? Yeah, hot. *running away again*

            Eternals, Daemons and Guardians?

          • Hikaru Takemori

            Well they had 50 years to think about and add to it. Stuff gets accumulated.

          • I suppose so.

          • Adam Black

            Turlough know s the difference.

            Turlough about to give his “Its bigger on the inside” opening line: http://31.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lskalcdbtp1r49dvdo1_500.jpg

          • Um, should I be contemplating what is in that bag? And why he’s in his skivvies?

          • Adam Black

            Why should he wear pants on the Tardis?

            Leela wore a leather Bikini for 2 years.

          • Oh, I’m not minding it. 🙂

            I never expected to see that from 80’s tv.

          • Adam Black

            I didnt think you would.
            I remember liking it back then.

          • If I had seen than back then, and had a way of pausing that screen. Shit would have been paused!

          • Adam Black

            I Think it was necessary to turn from jerk-ass, to whoa what relative dimensions *are* we traveling in here?

          • sounds like they succeeded

          • Adam Black

            I think its Peris stuff.

            Women always feel more comfortable when they find theyve been shanghaid on a aien ship ( and a strange sexy man in speedos is lording over them, ) when they have the contents of their purse handed to them in a plastic bag. don’t you think?

          • So very much better, especially when she’s in her underwear on a bed.

            But then my mind is dirty and that object she apparently was carrying was quite impressing.

          • Adam Black

            which object?

            Peri was the companion that I wanted killed off. Her whine was the punishment for seeing 5th Doctor/Turlogh slash

          • It could just be a trick of the light, it could just be her bag inside the bag and I’m seeing the side, but that gold colored object in the bag.

            If you don’t see it, never mind, I am alone in my mind o’ dirty-ness

        • You seem to have that ability.

          • Adam Black

            well, Ive never burned my underwear off though—although one time this bed did catch fire. Stupid candle fetishists.

          • Holly

            I heard of a really funny incident with a water bed, candle fetishist, and stilettos. It was um…yeah.

          • Adam Black

            I dont think they would be able to finish.

          • Holly

            You know the waterbeds and stilettos thing is really stupid. People have DROWN thanks to that combination.

          • Adam Black

            really? not sure if you are joking

          • Holly
          • Adam Black

            please, reassure me its comedy before i watch.

          • Mmmmm more Myth Busters meets Forensic Science.

          • I think Holly has rendered anything I say rather moot.

            So o.O

            Oh wait. No, that won’t work. But you do have me curious

          • Adam Black

            dont put candles on a ledge over a bed,
            ( bam, bam )
            AND use synthetic sheets ( total tinderbox )
            —especially if you are wasted.

            I was actually surprised i reacted fast enough to put it out.
            I thought the whole apartment was going to burn

          • Check and check. No candles near the bed and only quality sheets. Lucky nothing of um…else was burned.

          • Adam Black

            very lucky. lucky the bed was big enough that we could avoid the singed mark too

          • Even more lucky. Were the candle promptly tossed out?

          • Adam Black

            It wasnt my place. they certainly werent lit again while i was there

          • smart

    • motordog

      I’m still going with something ‘angelic’…big, scary, avenging, smiting, angry angelic. No evidence of it…just my hunch.

      • Holly

        OOO Do not look on me or your eyes will melt kind of Heavenly Host thing?!

        I can see it. I mean, they do have flaming swords.

        Though, conversely, we will have to return to the concept of demons now…

    • Hikaru Takemori

      If there really lives something inside Kyle it makes me wonder even more about Kyle’s parents and why he is not with them. Are they dead? Was one of his parents a mystical creature, or both of them?
      And if they were ‘normal’ people, how did Kyle come to have it?

      • Holly

        See now all I can think about is Naruto. How is mom was the container for the Ninetails before him, then his parents died sealing the ninetails inside him. Maybe something like that.

        They died sealing this power inside Kyle. I dunno…

  • Hikaru Takemori

    And there goes the roof of the warehouse.

    • Holly

      One would assume the warehouse has a sprinkler system… Did Duncan deactivate it, or will it go off during this big climax?

      Wow.. Pun So not intended! But I’m proud of it!

  • motordog

    …and Fluke, who just happened to be camping a few miles away, looks up at the sky and thinks “What the hell it THAT?”

    • Holly

      HIS POWERS WOULD TOTALLY ALLOW THAT TO HAPPEN. He is having the WORST camping trip ever, and then he saves Kyle!

      • motordog

        “First I’m chased by bears, then I sit on a fire-ant nest, then I realize I’ve left my supplies at home and brought my dirty laundry! What else can go wrong!”

        • Holly

          *SUDDEN EXPLOSION IN THE DISTANCE* “Oh…okay.”

          • motordog

            “Oh, no! I tore the seat of my pants!”

          • “And my laces broke”

          • Holly

            “I have a pine needles sticking in my eye like an actual needle.” (Honestly happened today with a cat hair. It just stuck out straight. I was amazed and scared.)

          • motordog

            “I think I swallowed a bug!”

          • Holly

            …A stink bug. Who just went off in my throat

          • motordog

            Fluke gets up, dusts himself off, gives a big grin, and says “Bring it on, bitches!”

          • Holly

            But he didn’t get to sprain his ankle in the sinkhole yet…

          • motordog

            We gotta save something got the next chapter! 🙂

          • Holly

            Next? Chapter? Oh poor Fluke. *sends him all the love*

          • Jamie Dutton

            STOP THAT!! You’re gonna mess up all of our work here!!
            *blocks off love waves*

          • Holly

            *Blocks Jamie’s Block and accidently hits Fluke with shield* Um….good?

          • motordog

            Fluke yells “STOP HELPING ME!”

          • Holly

            Why do I just want to list all the titles of animal groups now….?

          • I have a paged bookmark that tells me these things.

          • Holly

            OH is it the one that includes mythical beasts? Because I had that page and lost it.

            All I can remember is that Zombies are a Shambling, Unicorns are a Blessing, and God (not gods) is a Himself.

          • No. Dammit. I must look for that one. This one is mostly I think for children, but I like to have it handy for when I write

          • Holly

            Damn. No one knows there to find that.

          • motordog

            Off the top of my head (and excluding common ones, like ‘pride of lions’)…
            Clowder of Cats, Exaltation of Larks, Parliament/Murder of Crows…I’d look up more, but I don’t want this to get too spammy! XD

          • Holly

            A Parliament is of owls. A Murder of crows yes. An unkindness of ravens. A dazzle of Zebras. A business of ferrets. I kind of like that one because my brother has ferrets, so he can honestly say he has a small business.

          • Holly
          • YAY! So bookmarked.

          • Jamie Dutton

            d=( ^ _ ^ )Z

          • Jamie Dutton

            *tosses angry racoons into the tent and runs away*

        • Jamie Dutton

          Don’t forget the poison ivy rash in a baaaad place! ><;

          • Holly

            It was poison Oak, he fell in it avoiding the poison ivy. And then knocked over a nest of yellow jackets.

          • And now he’s staring down a mountain lion.

          • Holly

            Geez how hard is rescuing Kyle that Fluke needs this much Counter Luck?! Like, really guys?! He’s such a nice kid. I think he’s got enough Mojo, doesn’t he?

            ….Nope because a Kodiak just showed up.

          • And there has never been a kodiak sighting in those woods.
            Look out for the rattlesnake nest.

          • Holly

            A group of rattlesnakes is called a Rumba! *grins*

          • Whatever it is, there’s a lot of Rumba-ing going on.

          • motordog

            He thought it was mace…turns out it was breath spray…now he’s being attacked by minty fresh bears…so that might actually work against him!

          • motordog

            I could see him walking into HQ, looking real haggard, and wearily saying “Did you know a group of rattlesnakes is called a Rumba? No? Well neither did I…until tonight, that is.”

          • Then a tree fell on his foot

          • Holly

            Not even sure how he knows it, he just does. Because he’s Lucky like that. 😛

          • motordog

            I assumed the medics told him. 😀

          • Holly

            Just one really excitable Park Ranger. ^_^

          • Jamie Dutton

            Holly, did you SEE that last panel? This is gonna be rough on poor Fluke if he wants to have any friggin chance at all!
            I’m thinking we might need a family of angry sasquatch as well…

          • Holly

            Well why not just hit him in the head with a damn Meteor then?

          • Jamie Dutton

            *cracks knuckles* Hmm, okay meteors, meteors… hey Danish wolf, how do I summon meteors again?

          • Holly

            I actually have Selective Universe Bending Will. Once I said I wanted a coke and fries when I was in the middle of the woods alone. A friend pulled up on an ATV with McDonald’s. I am the last person you want saying “At least it’s not raining.”

          • I’m not telling you. That knowledge could come in handy for me some day 😉

          • Jamie Dutton

            😛

          • SofiaT

            “Oh. F*ck my life”.

  • Maybe this is why he put on his Annihil-armor and became the Duncanator, so he could battle whatever he’s unleashing?

    • Holly

      I feel it’s less battle, and more shielding. THIS could possibly hurt him.

      • ARG! So many things!

      • SofiaT

        Maybe a bit of both. Getting into battle mentality.

  • I don’t even have a working theory for what’s happening right now. So many ideas, but I’m sure Alex is much more clever than I am, so I’ll never guess right.

  • Didn’t Duncan say that Kyle had a powerful ally? Maybe this is his ally?

    • Holly

      ….Burning hand marks on your shoulders. *is positive everyone got THAT reference*

      • Nope unless it’s from Chronicle of Riddick.

        • Holly

          No. It’s a reference to SPN when Cas pulls Dean from perdition.

          • OH! Okay. I remember that one. Mmm Cas.

          • Holly

            Have you seen the promo material with him in the laundry mat? IN HIS BOXERS! *fans self*

          • No. I have not, but now I must. I’m nervous for this coming season. It gets so intense that I can’t always watch, but I still love the show.

          • motordog

            Do you know…I’ve never seen a single episode of Supernatural? Even I’m surprised, as it totally seems like ‘my kind of show’.

          • The bromance is big in that one.

  • mogoskier

    1. If this is the coloring when it not quite done and it still looks this amazing, damn Veronica you have talent. 2. I love the faces in this page, the expressions are one of my favorite things about this comic but there even better with this one. You can really see all of Kyle anger, then worry. Anni face on the last panel is still very expressive even thought it far away. Good things all around.

    • Jamie Dutton

      I would have to say Vero is worth every bloody penny Alex is paying her!!

      • Emiko

        And then some!

  • fujoshifanatic

    Oh my, that last panel. If one were not aware of Kyle’s plight, that panel could be taken all kinds of the wrong way, unless…

    Alex, can you Word of God this and let us know if Kyle is, uh, still “feeling no pain” in the last panel, or did the knowledge of his betrayal kind of squelch all amorous thoughts in his head and (by extension) his body?

  • bi.bi.blackbird

    Wow, this is all just the prelude to the real action. Something is about to HAPPEN!!

  • Jamie Dutton

    Holy SHIZZNAT! Um, I’m guessing that Kyle wasn’t about to start spouting Shakespearean sonnets in that first panel. But what in Hades is going on?!? Looks like the betting on spirits, incarnations, and possessions just went up! OMG, this sooooo brings back memories of the Phoenix Saga! All in good ways, Alex, Adam, and Veronica!
    Why is it not Saturday already?

    • WarGoddess

      Hmm, that has me thinking….I know of a line from Shakespeare that gives me hope for this comic:
      The course of true love never did run smooth.

  • Oh my.

    Phoenix? Djinn? Gateway? Possession?

    And who else in-universe besides Duncan and Sircea suspected one of the above?

    I do like the comment from Duncan about the spell binding *all* voluntary muscles. There’d be lot less monologuing around if other writers made their magic that internally consistent. And beautiful artwork as always.

  • SofiaT

    I’m going to tattoo this on my shoulder, under a picture of the Redilator: “Fluctuat nec mergitur”. *raises stubborn chin*

    • Translation?

      • Holly

        It floats, it does not sink.

      • SofiaT

        “She is tossed by the waves but does not sink”

        • Oooh, doo eeet!

        • The translation of it would be cool too, I might have to add it to the list of things I want

          • SofiaT

            I like its greek version as well.

            Κλυδωνίζεται αλλά δεν βυθίζεται.

            The sound is very melodic. 🙂

          • Pretty. But I would never trust a tattoo artist with it. At least one not Greek

          • SofiaT

            I was kidding about the tattoo. Both my sisters have ink but I don’t like the idea of something that permanent on my body.

            I might make it a t-shirt though! 😀

          • That would work too.

            I always joke about getting an old fashioned type writer on my butt.

          • Adam Black

            “Objects in mirror…”

            “lather, rinse , repeat”

          • 😛

            Would it help if I mentioned I wanted it to be typing “Once upon a time…”

          • Adam Black

            My high school crush is ( female ) is now a tattoo artist.
            im getting something

          • SofiaT

            Have you decided what?

            I’d only have a tattoo if it really meant something to me.

            I was contemplating getting a swallow diving southwest on my pelvis, when I first moved to Australia 3 years ago. It would be hidden by clothes and half-hidden by a bikini so I liked the idea. I might still do it, I don’t know.

            In Greece swallows are a symbol of immigration, hope and new beginnings. And they always come back home.

          • Adam Black

            I have a few ideas.

            I was going to go with the Seal Of Rassilon, but i waited too long, and now its common

            http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2010/354/7/6/seal_of_rassilon_medallion_by_darkaugur-d359s9e.jpg

          • SofiaT

            Maybe you waited just enough then. If you had done it, now you’d have the same tattoo as everyone else.

            Also, you said female crush?

          • Adam Black

            She was punk goddess 2 years older, ( who freaked out the rest of my class ) . I used my a liitle trick to get the teacher to unconsciously assign her next to me.

          • SofiaT

            So you’re bi? Sorry for the blunt question, I just thought you were gay, that’s all.

            And I got to ask this too: trick??

          • Adam Black

            Right now I’m identifying as Bent.

            but at 14 I was identifying as horny, and Sandra was what I most wanted.

            I was one of of 8 or so people in a large classrom w/ no seating partner ( double tables ) , I switched seats, and pressed myself against the wall, so as the teacher scanned for a spot he would be drawn to choosing the biggest empty spot. It worked.

          • SofiaT

            Ha! That was smart.

            And I feel like an idiot but… bent?

          • Adam Black

            Actually the dictionary is the best source for that…

            i lack the characteristic repulsion to women and their anatomy that seems to go with the classic gay-identity.

            “Bent” gets me out of proving whether I am gay ( since it usually isnt believed ) bi , or straight.

            But Bi for most people implies that its equal, but it isnt.
            and queer, as all inclusive as it is, yet
            implies a whole anti-normative gender expression crusading philosophy
            that I dont deserve or identify with, or a conformance to gay tropes.

          • Adam Black

            *BENT*

            1.
            sharply curved or having an angle.
            “a piece of bent wire”
            synonyms:twisted, crooked, warped, contorted, deformed, misshapen, out of shape, irregular; More
            bowed, arched, curved, angled, hooked, kinked;
            informalpretzeled
            “the bucket had a bent handle”
            ( NOT-straight )

            2.
            Brit.informal
            dishonest; corrupt.
            “a bent cop”
            stolen.
            derogatory
            homosexual.
            3.
            determined to do or have something.
            “a missionary bent on saving souls”
            synonyms:intent on, determined on, set on, insistent on, resolved on, hell-bent on; committed to, single-minded about, obsessed with, fanatical about, fixated on
            “he’s bent on going to law school”
            noun
            noun: bent; plural noun: bents
            1.
            a natural talent or inclination.
            “a man of religious bent”

            Every definition fits except for two, which we can toss out as prejudiced propaganda.

            It takes the idea of straightness and turns it on its head, in otherwards how something deviated from a straight line, in nature is what gives it character, shape and form and talent.

          • SofiaT

            I would like this but I have the sneaking suspicion you just called me shapeless, characterless and untalanted… 😛

          • Adam Black

            I said “from a straight line” . Nature doesnt build things with straight lines, men do.

          • SofiaT

            Except the Parthenon. Men did an exception there.

          • Adam Black

            Parthenon is …. ? warped? ovular?

            “Straightness” as a metaphor for sexuality is flawed anyway. Its really just a demand for social orthodoxy, pretending its a statement of moral character.

            ( “Bentness” calls its bluff )

            It may make sense to those on 1 or 5 of the Kinsey scale,

            but its oppressive if you are supposed to conform to it

            OR conform against it.

            The irony is the English language has competing metaphors here The “character” in Bent refers to general quality or purpose not to a superiority .

            Its proper english to say you have a bent for Yaoi fiction, and greek mythology. But you may not want to use it as a general Identity because it has also been used to gays in brittain.

          • Men didn’t build the Parthenon? I think I’ve lost the plot.

          • SofiaT

            Ha! No, sorry, I should have explained myself. Adam said that men build things with straight lines, but there’s not a straight line to be found on the Parthenon. It’s an optical illusion. It’s made entirely out of curves.

          • Cool! Did not know that.

          • Nope. Not possible.

          • SofiaT

            😀

          • Like that. Saving it! 🙂

          • Adam Black

            cool

          • “I lack the repulsion to women and their anatomy that seems to go with the classic gay-identity”

            Ummm… yep been there… got t-shirt. It’s called ‘horny’ right?

          • Adam Black

            women had their chance,

            —and so did men. I ‘m ready to move onto sexy aliens

          • And thus we go full circle, back to Amanda’s sexy tentacle post earlier. Maybe this group is actually just one giant alien consciousness, with a shared hive-mind that is actually talking to itself, but doesn’t know it.

            Well except for the selfish-Alex-portion of the shared hive-mind that knows all the Kyle/Duncan/Spell secrets and won’t share with his fellow alien brain cells.

            Crappazoola… even with us aliens it’s complicated.

          • WarGoddess

            OMG I am in love with this theory!!! XD

          • I’m with WarGoddess.

          • Adam Black

            yeah, I like the half-hidden idea, so it draws your attention.

            It reminds you the human body doesnt follow clothes lines.

            Ive seen a lot of porn where actors have stripes.
            its sexy just knowing there is something you cant see

          • SofiaT

            Stripes?

          • Hikaru Takemori

            I belive Adam is talking about tan lines.

          • Adam Black

            No Im not. Just the opposite. I am talking about tattoos that defy tan lines and cross them like they dont exist.

          • Hikaru Takemori

            Then I am sorry I misunderstood.

          • Adam Black

            Its sexy because they encourage you to imagine covered areas.

          • Adam Black

            np

          • Adam Black

            wait Doesnt Tsunamis stripes go everywhere?

          • Oh, now that’s a really nice thing to ponder… thanks.

          • Adam Black

            Clearly they cross his waste to his hips, just like Logan’s do.

            And he always wears no shirt, to advertise all these inked happy trails.

          • You know “happy trails” is just the right phrase for them too. I must admit I had always wondered if he went scantily clad because his powers needed to “be freeeee” (so to speak). His personality doesn’t seem like that of an exhibitionist. If anyone knows for sure, please share.

          • Adam Black

            wearing shirts is Tsunamis kryptonite… ( ?)

            Hmm then why is he wearing pants?

          • No no no… Tsuami forgot his PANTS… dear god… too much power! He’s gonna blooooowwwwww.

            Clearly it’s for the world’s safety. 🙂

          • Adam Black

            i can swim

          • Just one among many talents I’m sure! 🙂

          • WarGoddess

            I think it’s because if he didn’t, everyone’s brains would explode on SIGHT. (O_O)

          • Um… what she said.

          • Adam Black

            vertical ones.

            There is a real hot gay porn star who is covered in stripes and swiurls. everywhere

          • SofiaT

            Photos or it doesn’t exist 😛

          • Adam Black

            I forget his name. it ought to come up in google…i think hes german

          • Adam Black

            “Logan Mccree” was the actor

            this is a safe-for-work image:
            http://queermenow.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/Tattooed-Gay-Porn-Star-LOGAN-MCCREE.jpg

            Brain Clicks! maybe an inspiration for Tsunami’s ink ?

          • Oh I have a few NSFW vids of that boy and yikes… he’s all that and a bag of stripes.

          • Adam Black

            They are hypnotizing in motion!

          • Excellent then I can’t be held responsible for my actions when watching them. LOL.

          • Adam Black

            Bring some over!

          • LOL.

  • Missy_Z

    Ya know, while I HATE what the Annihilator is doing, I think in a way he tried his best to do it as least harmfully as possible. I mean, Kyle was so ready to go ALL the way when he came here tonight. However, the Annihilator sorta managed to get what he wanted taking the least from Kyle. Still not okay, still a REALLY BIG DEAL, but honestly could have ended up with a lot more trauma and possible future triggers then what he will have from this if they had gone farther. Doesn’t mean I’m not stilled ticked at him though.

  • Of course now all I can think about with Duncan’s spell is the Green Lantern oath.

    • Holly

      Duncan is not a Green Lantern. He’s a Red or an Orange Lantern.

      • No, but seeing Laampros in the spell made me think of lantern and then Green Lantern’s oath. In brightest day and blackest night…

  • Hours

    That’s quite the, um… “release” Kyle is having.

    • Holly

      It is the “climax” of the spell

  • Sapfo

    Well, that was one camping done. and the next one starts soon. Wednesdays have become quite a demanding day, not only with the camping, but also with all the emotions of a back and forth.

    Fire is my element (water is my seconed) so I do love this page. the white fire with its high heat. If we ignore the treachery that Kyle must know, I wonder what actually happens on the last panel.

    • Holly

      How does one learn their element?

      • motordog

        Mine’s chocolate! ^_^

        • SofiaT

          You’re my soulmate. Too bad you live a couple of continents away and you’re gay. *sigh*

          • motordog

            I know, right? ;p

      • There is an element assigned to each zodiac sign.

        • Holly

          OH I am so not Earth though.

          • Then there is your rising sign, your moon sign, and and and….

          • SofiaT

            On Chinese I’m Water… Normally I’m Earth I think.

            I’ts all very muddy. 😛

          • I can’t remember if I’m wood or fire.

          • Holly

            Bad Sofia! Bad pun! No. 😛

          • Holly

            Celtic Tree Sign. I was literally born too 23 days too late for my tree sign to be Holly. LOL

          • I’m Holly, but I wanted to be Rowan.

          • Holly

            I’m Hazel. The doctors were all over the place with my delivery date. Honestly late July to Early September. I think they had trouble pinpointing my conception, OR they thought I’d be a premmie.

      • Sapfo

        you can check your zodiac sign.

        but not beliving in the zodiac, I prefer to see how I feel about the different elements. I love fires and drawn to them and try to keep away from water is very difficult. The only reason why fire comes before water is my zodiac sign, In other words, there is absolutely no science behind this decision.

        However, I have problems with earth, probably because I am so allergic to so much. It also gives us the earth so much, so it’s hard to dislike it.

        The wind, I have a duel relationship. But it comes at a loved one third place.

        But as I said, it is all about feelings and no science. and if you are a person how belive in the zodiac, then why not.

        • Holly

          OOO have you ever run in a rainstorm?! Half fighting the wind and rain, until it either stops you or pushes you forward so then you suddenly go faster?!

          IT is a delicious feeling!

          • Sapfo

            all the elements are very dear to me in diffrent ways. so it like naming your favorit icecream when the only flavor you have to chose from are you top four favortis. It is hard!

          • Holly

            Yeah because even a large cone is only three scoops.

          • Sapfo

            It’s funny that we have something that is usually deep philosophy and analyzed by one’s character and reduced it to ice cream. XD

          • Holly

            Ice cream is actually pretty powerful. Ice Cream is a Double Point item. (Solid and Liquid) I know all six states of matter. Sometimes my brain has a brain of it’s own.

    • WarGoddess

      Ooh, what is your zodiac sign? My main element is fire, because I’m an Aries, and my first name is even Aries! My mom named me that because everyone was naming their daughters Ariel around the time I was born, and it just happened to be my sign. Hooray for the elements! XD

      • Sapfo

        Sagittarius, I am kind of tierd right now.

        • WarGoddess

          Sweet!!

          • Sapfo

            Sorry for the short answer last night. Had been up for very long and was camping for TH.
            It is not a very common name, but it is better then Ariel. Yes for fire!

          • WarGoddess

            It’s okay!! I love TH myself, but I’m not as obsessed with it as I am with this comic. Although the on the new page Rory is absolutely freaking adorable!!! XD

          • Sapfo

            It is hard being a camping fan for more then one comic. It takes a lot of time to do it. But if the company had not been so pleasant and wnjoyable, I would not do it.
            Rory he is to cute for words 🙂

          • WarGoddess

            Yes, and Claret is so wonderful with her adorable outfits and that green hair! I love how the first panel was drawn, with her munching on the deviled egg! So CUTE!!! It made me squee when I read it! XD

  • Amanda

    Volcanic

    • There’s your Mount Vesuvius.

    • WarGoddess

      It’s like a Yellowstone eruption! lol XD

      • Amanda

        It’s like that 2012 John cusak movie. On the next page is going to be a drawing of Woody Harrelson screaming at the sky!

        • WarGoddess

          Charlie Frost as he watches the caldera erupt: I have goosebumps, people.

  • I’ve just sat and stared at this page for.. 5mins, and then I copied and saved it. Since this isn’t a finished page, I want to be able to see before and after, especially with all the amazing flames.

    Now to a theory. I think something is about to ‘come out’ of Kyle.
    Anni said that Kyle not being able to speak might be what will keep him alive from what’s coming next. Why?

    Because Anni is summoning something, and Kyle being silent won’t attract its attention – or because Kyle not being able to speak means he won’t be able to say something to ruin what ever ritual/speaking Anni will say next?
    Anni seems shocked about the intensity of the power-flames. I sure hope he doesn’t screw up, since Sircea has told him how to do this. IF some magical creature, or worse, is about to show up then we sure wouldn’t want that out of control.
    Could also still ‘just’ be some sort of power-ball he’s drawing out of Kyle to use in his spell. Still don’t want Anni to screw this up and possibly end up having ill effects on Kyle.

    I want him able to kick Duncan’s ass after this – after he got some answers out of him. Anni and Sircea apparently knows more about Kyle than he does himself.

    • Sapfo

      Phoenix? If anything is coming out of Kyle (yes I know) it should be a phoenix. Or we can always go for a good balrog. All fire and lava.

    • Adam Black

      Maybe this is just an elaborate ruse to get all his flames out of him, so he can back to screwing with no interruptions.

      • Holly

        “Sorry, I just needed you to burn yourself out before we could continue.”

        • I’m not going to join it because that just gets dirty

      • Now that’s the spirit.

  • SofiaT

    Back to linguistics: the first word on the new spell, “katorah” reminds me of the greek word “katara”. It means “curse”.

    Thoughts?

    • motordog

      The water-bender?

      • SofiaT

        nah, that’s either a coincedence or katara means something else in another language as well. I think.

    • Jamie Dutton

      If it is a translation of ‘curse’, then maybe it is a description of whatever Duncan is summoning?

    • Holly

      I am really feeling my whole bound and unbound binding theory. I think the curse might refer to Kyle being cursed? I don’t know…

      • SofiaT

        maybe he’s un-cursing him?

        • Holly

          Yes. Uncursing him or uncursing the creature/power?

          • SofiaT

            Something like that. Or maybe cursing the creature/power… binding it to himself?

  • Rin

    PELVIC THRUST OF POWERRRRRR.

    • Holly

      NOOO! NOW ALL I CAN THINK OF IS KYLE AS A MAGIC GIRL!!!! *laugh cries*

      • Rin

        I wish I had my tablet pen.

        I would draw this.

        I would draw this SO HARDDDDD.

  • Cid Highwind

    ;-; All the feels.

  • Becky

    Poor Kyle. He’s probably going to become a monk after all this firey sexual trauma.

  • My poor email inbox…it’s a asplodey

    • Holly

      NINETY EIGHT NEW MESSAGES FROM DISQUS?! *groans*

      • I’m at 69. But not all of them have probably arrived.

        • SofiaT

          I keep deleting and I still have 42 to go.

          • I’m not looking forward to that part. I like to go through them to make certain I haven’t missed something.

          • Jamie Dutton

            I just hope Alex is enjoying the dissection via 80’s power ballads!

          • Holly

            IF I don’t actually read the messages, then my e-mail auto Junks disqus. It’s so annoying. >_<

          • SofiaT

            Oh, I’m opening them all. It’s why it takes me so long to delete then that new keep popping up.

          • Adam Black

            I dont even know to delete.
            I am so disquillitererous

          • Email? Or actually delete posts?

          • Adam Black

            delete notifications, do formatting

          • Formatting: know any html?
            As for the notifications, I was mainly grumbling about the ones in my email. Might ask which notifications?

          • Adam Black

            ya thats what i meant

          • okay then, glad to be of service.

          • Adam Black

            notifications

          • I don’t think there is a way of getting rid of the notifications. If the red number won’t go away, there maybe one you missed further down. But yeah as a whole, we’re stuck with um.

          • good word that…

    • Jamie Dutton

      Admiral Jane were you channeling Gir there? I lovelovelove Invader Zim!

      • Jamie Dutton

        Ooooo, maybe Kyle is a channel for magic or some kind of other power?!

        • Oooh, that’s an interesting thought.

          • Jamie Dutton

            It would certainly explain why Sircea couldn’t detect any magic from him. Channels don’t DO magic, not if they want to survive anyway. They just direct it from one place or plane to another.

          • *channeling Spock* Fascinating.

          • Jamie Dutton

            I wouldn’t have thought of it without ya, Admiral 🙂

          • Glad to be of help!

      • No, I think I just picked up strange internet lingo.

  • So.. time to play ‘guess the word origin’ 🙂

    -Katorah could remind or the name Keturah, meaning Incense – related: to burn, to sacrifice, flames, infuriate, heat.

    – Mashaa could remind of the Arabic Masha’Allah, meaning something like God has willed it.

    Don’t have a clue about Bokkoroch, but Roch in itself has more than one meaning based on language’s name origin. I found the meaning to be Rest(most common result), Battle cry/to roar, Rock, Glory

    – Laampros has been talked about before and could remind of Lampros, meaning something like bright, shining, magnificent, splendid.

    So.. could be completely off with where Alex has gotten inspiration for the wording of the spell, or it could come from like this. Waiting for the next page feels like forever right now. I want to know what that huge outburst of flames end up with.

    • SofiaT

      I mentioned below that “katorah” sounds suspiciously close to the Greek “katara” = curse.

      • Also an option. Maybe it’s put together from two words 🙂

        • SofiaT

          Also, if I remember correctly from my Arab friends, “mashallah” is also used to exorcise the evil eye. You say it when something good happens to keep the jealous evil spirits away.

          • So he could be summoning a cursed resplendent god?

          • SofiaT

            Or cursing/binding a spirit that lives in Kyle?

            If we take mashaa to come from mashallah and mashallah is used for protecting someone from evil spirits and ill intentions, maybe he’s also making sure that Kyle remains protected while he summons whatever it is he’s summoning?

          • He could also be using it to weaken the god as a way of protection. For himself or Kyle is the question.

          • SofiaT

            True.

          • But looking at that last panel, he’s so shocked, I’m wondering if he and PP underestimated whatever it is and what power it holds

          • Holly

            The final panel gives that impression doens’t it?

          • Indeed it does. I’ll be interested to see when it’s “finished”

          • SofiaT

            I’m not sure he looks shocked there. His face is hard to dechipher. He may just look determined.

          • That’s why I said to Holly that I would be interested when it’s finished. I think that’s the unfinished part.

          • SofiaT

            yeah, Ill be looking at it with a magnifying glass tomorrow! 😀

          • I’m gonna get it on a bigger screen too. I’m on just a little netbook.

          • SofiaT

            All I have is a netbook 🙁

          • Well the bigger screen belongs to my mom so I’ll be confiscating it tomorrow.

          • Adam Black

            wait till she shows up with marshmellows

          • Holly

            Damn it Adam, I finally stopped craving s’mores.

          • SofiaT

            mmmm, s’mores!

          • Adam Black

            only because you havent had my home made fudge sauce….

          • SofiaT

            Is that supposed to sound dirty or is it just me?

          • Adam Black

            nah, its not dirty —-till you take out the whip cream.

          • And then there better be a shower nearby.

          • Adam Black

            OK, now you are just feeding me dirty lines to riff off of,

            so many directions right there

          • Follow them man! Follow them! 🙂

          • You started it. 😛 But please continue

          • Holly

            Mean to tease

          • Adam Black

            Baileys is close to it ( i think they invented hot fudge sauce )

          • Mmmm, marshmallows. I just hope they don’t have any corn syrup in them. But they probably will. Do you know how hard those are to find. But then it’s possible she made her own.

            Edit: Hahahaha. (really)

          • Holly

            MAGIC MARSHMALLOWS! ^_^

          • Now I got a picture of sparkling magical peeps hopping about the fire

          • Holly

            … NO! No sentient Mashmallows. That never turns out well… >_>

          • Sapfo

            Yeah, marshmellows! But that fire is to warm, and burned sugger dont tast any good. -_-

          • Adam Black

            i love em burnt. I set em on fire on purpose

          • Sapfo

            I’ve never actually eaten marshmallows. I wonder if it has had any impact on me as a person.

          • Hikaru Takemori

            I would not be surprised if they underestimated whatever it is, or to refrase it, if things don’t go as planed, ‘because only Salomon knew all the rules’. They might have bitten off more than they can chew.

          • I’m betting on that. Maybe Kyle will have to save Duncan from whatever it is, most likely grudgingly, reabsorb it and grow stronger.

          • Yup, was trying to maybe connect it with the first meaning though.

    • Sapfo

      I will with happy mood leave all translation to those who know more about language. last time I only got up to that Duncan wanted coffee and so far I have not seen any glimpse of coffee anywhere.

    • Maria White

      There is a name ‘masha’ which is a derivative of Mary, but it means ‘star of the sea’ it could have baring.
      I don’t know about bokkoroch either. It doesn’t even show up anything on google search.

      Bok- is swedish for book.

      kor- is Hungarian for age
      och- is /and/ in swedish.

      It doesn’t make sense when you break it up, maybe we need to see if it breaks up and means something via breaking it up someway.

      • Jamie Dutton

        all I can think of is baccarat….but that’s a whole other ball game!

  • Holly

    I have theories on the…god I want to say glowcloud (reference)..fireball. But I want to wait until Veronica is done perfecting the colour before I try analyzing it.

    • Adam Black

      page isnt done?
      doesnt adam do color?

      • Holly

        No Adam draws, Veronica is the colourist. She had computer problems but Alex decided to post this “unfinished” version for now. Yeah I know, it sure doesn’t LOOK unfinished does it?

        • SofiaT

          Adams draws (pencils), Veronica colours 🙂

        • Adam Black

          Now I understand. The last panel could be anything if reds are added in

          • Holly

            Exactly there could be a lot of imagery we are missing because the colouring is incomplete

      • Jamie Dutton

        Adam does the amazing drawing and Veronica the awesome colors!

  • Adam Black

    So,

    If Duncan needed to emotionally manipulate Kyle trust for the first spell to work….
    what were the requirements for the second ?

    Could stage 2 manipulation have been fury , for this second spell?
    ( which provides a strong motive for unreliable narration )

    • Holly

      As I said, I’m captaining the tugboat. I know the ship is broken, but i’m still dragging it along.

      • We’re all aware it’s broken, but I think that’s part of the fun.

        • Holly

          Yes, which is why you need a tugboat ^_^

      • Adam Black

        and … Is my new hypothesis strong enough to protect you from hash soul-crushing appearances?

        • Holly

          I hope so.

      • I think you’re taking on water!

        • Holly

          Naw the tugboats fine, though we are feeling concerned for the ship.

    • I don’t think he needed anything from Kyle in the second stage other than to remain silent and still.

      Other than that. 😛

    • It might not be too far off though, IF there was anything needed for Anni to continue with the spells once Kyle is trapped. Anger is another strong feeling (energy).
      I made a comment just below where I found a similar word to ‘Katorah’ that has a meaning in that direction -reliable narration or not. It was the first word suggested instead when trying to research options.

      (I’m not a Redilator shipper btw, just interested in plausible theories of any kind until knowing more on next page)

  • TwilightDreamer

    dang it this is torture!! Still ready to hit Anni, and cry for Kyle…but I’m too eager to see what happens!!! XD
    I’ve said it before, but the character’s personalities are really well done 😀 They’re seriously believable.

  • bronakopdin

    I’m embarrassed by myself…. but as concerned and worried I’ve been for the last pages… the first thing that came to mind seeing this page was “eruptive orgasm”

    ;’D

    but really nw another spell?
    after reading the comments of those who guess the meanings I really hope he won’t curse Kyle!
    It’s so interesting to read people’s suggestions here: maybe he tries to summon sth out of Kyle, maybe he wants to protect him from harm, but either way, waht he wanted to do seems to get out of hand if you see his expresion on the last panel >_<'

    I so hope Kyle doesn't need to suffer!!!

    • WarGoddess

      Yeah, it kinda sucks about the whole spell thing, but I kinda expected it, because the first part was only binding him, and where’s the real evil plot behind that, other than to make this comic a lot more kinky? lol

      • Kinky… see I thought that was a totally reasonable goal right there!

  • SofiaT

    Btw, @admiraljane:disqus , now we know why he didn’t bother to cover him with a (fire) blanket. He would just be wasting a fine blanket 😀

    • Holly

      Now all i can picture is one of those silver blankets EMTs have FLYING off of Kyle as he erupts…

    • Yeah, I realized that when the page first loaded. And why he had to be naked methinks, nothing would have survived that blast.

      But I’m curious about his supersuit. If things that are fire resistant/proof are horribly itchy, what must it be like every time he puts that suit on? Because why else did his socks burn off, but his supersuit is fine.

      • SofiaT

        Maybe he’s wearing a suit made from the same material as that of the Human Torch?

        • Adam Black

          A human-torch skin rug?

          • Holly

            Adam, love, I think she means the same material as Johnny Storm’s Uniform, not Johnny himself. 😛

          • Adam Black

            He could do some research, find out where johnny storm gets his hair cut,…

          • SofiaT

            yeah, make fun of the non-native english speaker 😛

            *Rephrases* “…a suit made from the same material as that of the Human Torch’s suit”

            How’s that? 🙂

          • I knew what you meant. 🙂

          • SofiaT

            LOL, I think Adam did too, but he couldn’t help himself 😀

          • Well sure, *blush* but I just want to be reassuring…

          • Adam Black

            Yes, you are correct!
            But I’ll take it back if you furnish an image of Kyle and nude nude and fighting over a FF suit,

          • SofiaT

            Hm?

          • Adam Black

            seemed fair

          • SofiaT

            I just don’t understand what you’re saying. I think a word (or name?) is missing and the word nude is repeated twice by mistake?

          • Adam Black

            fixed

          • That’s an excellent image.

          • Adam Black

            Well , after 878 posts you were bound to make some error.

            Atleast it was funny.

          • SofiaT

            JC! When did my posts reach that number?

            I’m second only to Alex in comments here. This is a bit embarassing…. Quick! You need to catch up!

          • I’m right behind you. Just the other day I only had a hundred and something, not sure where all the posts came from… 😐

          • SofiaT

            *Phew!* Oh yes, there you are! 🙂

            P.S: I blame all the camping.

          • Yup there I am. I’m trying to decide if this is good or I need to spend a little less time online. lol

          • SofiaT

            Usually “a little less time online” is a good thing. But with those health issues I’ve been having lately, I’m really in no mood to go out and do stuf. My natural hermit tendencies have been re-inforced. So the online community keeps me company.

          • I understand perfectly. I’m a natural hermit myself.

            Personally I don’t have much opportunity for social interactions so this is most of it. I just have to be careful not to let this be all of it.

            Yeah, I need to work on that.

          • IamM

            Marvel calls them ‘unstable molecules’. Mr. Fantastic is supposed to have invented them and the explanation is that they adapt to the wearer’s powers.

          • SofiaT

            I remembered that they were supposed to adapt to each hero’s powers but didn’t remember what the material was called. Thanks!

          • Lazy-ass costume designers actually…

        • Possible. I dunno.

      • Holly

        The supersuit is probably made out of some sort of breathable fire proof/resistant fiber/polymer. Something that exists in this universe, due to the existence of fire wielding super heroes and villains. I’m sure it’s perfectly comfortable for him.

  • Holly

    I feel bad for people who only read the comic and don’t join us in the comments. First, WE ARE AWESOME. Second, there are so many interesting theories and conversations down here. Three, support group for feels. Four, There are treats and stuff. Five, WE ARE AWESOME.

  • Maria White

    I wish I could have fire shoot out my penis. Okay, I don’t, but I had to make this joke.

    • Holly

      ….that just sounds like a HORRIBLE STI. Just like…

      DO SUPER HEROS HAVE STIs? Like specific to superpowers and mutant genes and magic? *brain goes into warp speed*

      • SofiaT

        I actually wrote a reply to Maria, “some men do have fire shoot out of their penis. It’s called gonorrhea” -but then I deleted it because I thought it was too much.

        So happy to know I’m not the only one with a twisted mind 😀

        • Sapfo

          Well thats what you get for not using a comdom 😉

          • Holly

            Well I know we are all just joking. I feel like Duncan is impervious to disease and infection.

          • Sapfo

            That might be possibly so.

  • ;_; I just tripped and fell on my wait up the stairs, after getting the mail.

    So not only am I finally and suddently really tired, I now also have a sore toe + knee and have two dark bruises forming across my shins. To top it off, what was in the mail was the huge monthly ugly bill I’m getting because the student funding fucked up and I suddently out of the blue had to pay a load back in rates.. *huffs and puffs*

    ..so before I snap and take it out on someone in the comments, I’ll withdraw for now and go to bed. G’night all.

    • Holly

      *hugs DW* Feel better. Rest Well. We love you.

    • SofiaT

      Damn. Is Fluke anywhere close by?

      Hope you feel better tomorrow. G’night!

      • You’d think so, even though I make my own Fluke just fine -_-

        And now I can’t go to bed yet, maybe for a while, because I’ll be getting an important official phone call somewhere between the next 30mins and hours from now /headdesk. Some papers about said financial situation seems to have been missplaced or forgotten. It’s just one of those day, huh? D:

        • Holly

          Oh I know that feeling. I need a document from my school saying i was in school until June, but I can’t get the paper until my summer tuition is paid.

          And I hate those “Sometime in the next 5 hours” kind of calls. Especially when you were up late for work or something else.

        • SofiaT

          If it makes you feel any better, I was supposed to call the hospital this afternoon between 2-4pm, to arrange for my admission for some tests on Monday. I was so busy commenting here, I completely forgot! I just got a call from an annoyed nurse.

          Oops!

          • Holly

            OH man I just remembered I needed to call a doctor today to see if he will be my family physician. His office won’t open for another 1.5 hours. But if I go to sleep I’m sure I’ll sleep until after the office closes.

    • Sapfo

      Sleep well Danish, see you att TH later.

    • Night!

  • Frater Gymnos

    God! Kyle looks so HOT! That’s Tantra for ya.

    • Holly

      One might even say Red Hot. XP

    • vessto

      I surely want him as my slave.:D

  • Melody Starr

    … By the look on Anni’s face in that last panel, I think he wasn’t expecting that violent of a reaction…

    • Mikki

      I was thinking the same thing!

  • Proxidea

    Venue: A warehouse in the middle of a forest
    Event: Kyle uncontrollably spouts fire everywhere
    Conclusion: Planned forest fire?

    Or is that too obvious/nonsense, hahahah?

    • Klaus

      Tere are easier ways to light a fire.

      • Easier, than nakedness, a cute 18 year old and some quick black magic… you mean I’ve been doing it the hard way all these years… do tell.

        • Amanda

          Sometimes the hard way is more fun. Yes, that could totally be a penis pun.

          • I’m just going to hope it is… nice penis pun!

          • WarGoddess

            Yes, and when lighting forest fires via young pyrokinetic superhero solely for s’mores, make sure that you have a nice stiff stick for the marshmallows. 😉

      • Platos_Redhaired_Stepchild

        Some people really love s’mores.

    • WarGoddess

      Duncan has obviously never heeded the warnings from Smokey Bear.

  • rgleon9986

    1. I’m loving this… I can’t wait to see what happens next. (@melodystarr:disqus: I agree, Anni does seem a bit taken aback…)

    2. @Alex: I thought I’d let you know that vocal “cords” is misspelled. Chord refers to a harmonic construct, while the common name for the thyroarytenoid muscles is spelled “vocal cords.” Trust me, I got points taken off for making that mistake on a Vocal Pedagogy exam. 😛

    I hope I didn’t come off sounding like a dick just now. :/

  • vessto

    Panel 3…. Anni and PP need Kyle alive. But not from some sentiments for sure. My supossition – they planned some grant evil act and will do with with Kyle’s “tamed” powers. The witnesses of the grant evil will find Kyle (who won’t be able to defend himself) and will blame him for the happening. Kyle probably will be expelled from YP and will become a lone wolf. In long run that may mean that Anni and PP need him in their evil team but until he’s with YP (and have YP’s support) this would be impossible. But if Kyle is an outcast (and already villain in citizens’ eyes) he’d be much easier for transformation.

    • Kalic0

      While I see the possibility, I think, if that were the case, Duncan would have found a way to do this without burning all his bridges with Kyle (pun not intended). If he thinks Kyle will come back to him after this…I don’t for sure, but I really don’t think so. I think Kyle has a stubborn streak. If not for that he probably would not be in YP to begin with.

  • Acerolo

    Okay, so speculation finally drove me into the comments. People have been casually mentioning jinn (or djinn), and that jumped out at me as a real possibility:

    – Jinn are made of “smokeless fire”; Kyle’s powers are fire manipulation.

    – Jinn are said to be assigned to people, or to cooperate with magicians to perform ‘magic’; this could be why Kyle has no conventional magic, alien or mutant DNA (the “demon behind the powers” theory).

    – Jinn are ancient beings and Solomon was known not only as being wise, but being able to control Jinn; Sircea mentions the “old rules” and how “only Solomon truly understood them.”

    – Jinn are from Arabic/Islamic lore; people have mentioned how the spell’s words resemble some from Arabic.

    -Depending on source, Jinn are said to have various powers; this would be reason enough for Duncan/Sircea to either bind/destroy it (to destroy a threat or harvest power) or to control/use/gain from it.

    Of course, that could all be bs, but it seems to fit. I guess instead of a lamp, Anni had to rub Kyle the right way. 😉 Although right now Anni’s well-toned butt totally deserves a beat down for this. As if Kyle’s psyche wasn’t scarred enough.

    Alex and co., thanks for an awesome comic! 🙂

    • Maria White

      I thought I would tell this here. I once had sleep paralysis and even if it was when I was twelve years old, and I’ve been through three car accidents since then, it is still the most frightening moment of my life.

      Basically imagine you unable to do anything, just like Anni said. That is what happened to me, and being completely helpless, it was really fraking scary. I couldn’t do much other then gurgle a few words out either, and to this day, I am still sometimes half scared it would happen again.

      The point I make is that, yes. Kyle is likely super scared right now, just from being helpless. Its a natural human instinct to panic, or just shut down in these types of moments. Above all else it was done to him by someone he trusted, someone that just said he set a fire that could have killed a CHILD. I used to be on team, Anni/Kyle, but now I am on, team Pitchfork/Anni. You don’t even harm children, or possibly harm children. I’m kinda hoping that some special group learns about this and hunts him down.

      • What Duncan has done is groom an incredibly vulnerable teenage boy. He knew Kyle had been in foster care, so already likely had difficult origins, that his foster family likely rejected Kyle after the fire, he knew that Kyle was consumed with guilt, that he wouldn’t even dare touch himself despite being a teenage boy out of fear he harmed innocent people with his powers, and he knew that Kyle had no one to turn to about his feelings, that he was too afraid to confide even in his best friends. He knew Kyle was a vulnerable child, and he offered Kyle what he craved – acceptance, someone to talk to about his feelings, and someone whom he could finally experience release with safely.

        And that vulnerability didn’t stop the second the clock struck midnight on the day of Kyle’s birthday. Kyle didn’t automatically become wise, an adult, able to perceive that Duncan was deceiving him.

        Duncan groomed him. It really bothers me, and yes, that Kyle is now frightened as well as betrayed,… 🙁 🙁 I feel really really uncomfortable with the notion that in the end there will be a HEA with the two of them together.

        (welcome to TEAM PITCHFORK! We have marshmallows that we pretend are Duncan and little sticks to impale him with.)

        • Go go go Team P-fork GOOOOOO!

          I’m with you. I said it in another post — I just went back and re-read the Prologue and Chapter 1 and into these last pages… if you’re feeling all weepy and masochistic. Do it.

          Duncan really sets this boy up and works him over. As you say above. After the last three pages it’s just easy to forget how much effort Big D. put into this mind-f*ck… well I guess it’s a mind AND body-f*ck. Trust me, it’s a lot. Or, don’t trust me and go back and read into this ending. Alex set this journey up really well. Hard stuff. Harder, though, perhaps if you’re gay and you’ve been there.

          Well, I’ve been there for the betrayal and heart-stomp, but honestly I would have fallen for Mr. FINE Evil in a heartbeat too… Mmmmm, he’s just the serious yummy.

          Wait… where did Team DAT ASS go?

      • So agree. There are two groups of readers. The comic book group who can keep it all at a distance and those of us who get a bit wreck because like yourself we invest real-world pain into characters experience. I’m NOT saying either way of reading and responding is better… it just is. Thus why we have two strains of comment-types floating about here. I tend to do exactly what you do in your smart comment above and project myself into Kyle’s moment and it’s fricking awful. It’s basically going home with the charming man from the bar and getting taken advantage of. You feel the most massive chump which is bad, but as he’s jumping up and down on your naive heart, you can’t help but feel hugely stupid for not somehow having the life experience to have seen and prevented this. It IS horrible. You either feel it… or you don’t. And the better the art is, the more you feel it. Sometimes I wish I didn’t, but I still come back, because Alex is just that good and I desperately want a happy ending even if the road is long.

  • vessto

    As I think now, is that fire fontain from Kyle’s orgasm???? That is why they needed him seduced and erected into someone’s bed?

    • SugarPlumFairy

      Oh snap! I bet you’re right, that would explain why the first part of the spell increased pleasure. Guess they didn’t count on how strong a orgasm that’s been in hiding for 6-8 years would be hahaha.

      Or maybe he’s having multiple orgasms?

      • vessto

        *giggles* That means a Supernova explosion.:)

  • vessto

    I love this fanart. I remember once I saw cosplay of From Eroica With Love (Shounen-ai manga) where the male couple were made into female. That is the greatest in the imagination and art, that fans can imagine everything and have fun in many ways.

    • WarGoddess

      YAY, thank you!! I don’t usually draw fan art, because I’m super picky about my drawings and like them to be as close to perfect as possible, and I always feel that I couldn’t truly compare to the actual illustrator of the comic. However, when this idea presented itself, I just couldn’t resist. For some reason, I’m WAAAAYYY better at drawing girls than guys, even though I’m a straight female. I think it might be because I actually have the anatomy I’m drawing at the time, and that even though I’m straight, I’m not afraid to check out women. I find that I like to look, not touch, because I find them aesthetically pleasing. Go figure, lol. Anyways, I always like when others like my art, because I want my art to make people happy. 😀

      • vessto

        I not only like the idea but the art is really, really pro!! Also their faces are like mirrors of the characters of TYP heroes. Kayla is insecure and in fear while Anna is smug and content from the control she have upon Kayla. I hope you don’t mind I gave them names, I couldn’t resist.

        When I was in the draw school and I liked to skecth cartoons I usually drew girls too. We could draw our own anatomy without models so imho it is something that depends of the gender and not of the orientations.

        • WarGoddess

          Yeah, it was a lot like that. Of course I don’t mind you giving them names! 😀 I envisioned my own names too, like both of their real names could be Kylee and Diane (thought it sounded right, since good ‘ole Duncan is English, and both of the names have two syllables) and their superhero/villain names could be Annihilatrix/Annihilatra and Red Flame. Red Flame sounds really good to me as a female superhero name, because I think Red Hot would be even more pornstar on a girl. Also, I think it adds a little more class. 😀

          Oh, and I am so happy to hear you say my art looks pro! I have a dream of someday becoming a comic book artist! (Although my real style has more of an anime look to it than those fan art pieces do.) XD

          • vessto

            Oooh, Annihilatrix is really good!!!! Totally fit for dominant natures of supervillains. I agree, Red Flame is better than Red Hot.

            I know what is to stick with some style and to want to draw another.-_- I grew up with cartoons and I loved Sky Surfers Strike Force although I was over 20 when I watched it. In my childhood I always drew cartoon styled heroes. Now my hugest love is manga/anime and I so wish I can draw that style. But it awlays turn to look cartoon-ish, not anime-ish.

            Yes, your art is more like manga and that is why I liked it so much.:) Imho you should never stop drawing this style because you’re so skilled in it, but also you shouldn’t stop trying to draw the style you wanna draw. It is really difficult to draw in two very different styles but it is not impossible.

          • WarGoddess

            Yay!! Thank you for your words of encouragement. I’ve been working on a manga of my own for years that involves manga-style American superheroes…although, I’ve been struggling with the plot-line, and I have a horrible habit of going back and re-vamping the way my characters look. I’m hoping to get my GI-bill so I can go to college and minor in art. My major’s gonna be biology, but I will do comic booking on the side. 😀

          • vessto

            Biology is a serious profession, congrats!!!:) I’ve always said that people who are skilled in arts should get another profession and to develop their art skills in parallel. The talent is always inside so we have the chance to have good professions and still to create art.

            🙂 I think I’m better with plots than with to draw what I see in my mind, that is why I prefer writing than drawing.

  • SugarPlumFairy

    Holly giant penis fireball Batman!!

    At first when, when Anni started Monologuing, I started hearing this really lame theme tune in my head. This page has changed everything. Now I don’t know what tune to play in my head. This is all so confusing T_T

    • Holly

      ….it’s not mine.

  • Kore88

    Looking at that last panel all I can think is Damn that boy is flexible!

  • Holly

    I can’t decide if it’s bed time yet…

    • SofiaT

      It is for me. Goodnight everyone! *waves*

    • I should have been in be two hours ago, but I can’t seem to tear myself away. With that said, I best go.

      • Holly

        yeah it’s 8:35…. but like I dunno. I feel like I rolled over. Its nearly 9, why go to sleep? But I KNOW I won’t be able to stay awake much later into the day. I dunno. I’m enjoying reading comments

        • And I’m still here. Avoiding bed, avoiding projects.

          Edit: It’s 4:40 here

  • God I’m soft hearted. Just the fact the Kyle durance continues, as well as Duncan’s endless pontification… well it makes me all defensive on Kyle’s part. I know the Vesuvian ejaculation should make it all better (Because, honestly, whose first time was like that? Really.) But I still feel like his emotional suffering and abuse just doesn’t end… serial nature of the weekly comic, I know (three pages yadda yadda). I’m just fussing and wanting him to get on with feeling better. I know, I know half-way, chapter two, blah blah, all it well lil shipper… Chris, get over your gay sympathies… World’s greatest super hero (not an accountant), again, yadda yadda.

    It’s just that he’s STILL CHAINED TO THAT DAMN FLAMING BED.

    It’s just making me weepy. Gad I’m a soft touch. I better not be around for Ragnarök or Fenrir is totally going to bring my mood down next week.

    Okay, I’m off for some nice Camomile tea and just going to hope that our young lad is squeezing out a really good first one… one worth his wait… and I’ll try to focus on Mr. Evil Chatty Kathy’s comeuppance later. 🙂

    PUHLEEZE comeuppance soon.

    I will finish by saying the kid seems to be getting a serious orgasm out of very little effort on old Duncan’s part… lazy bastard. Under normal circumstances he’d be sore for a week!

    • Sapfo

      Stiffen your upper lip! Chris my boy, I do not think this is the only obstacle in the way of our young hero Kyle. Our guide Mr. Woolfson have probably added many interesting object in the way of Kyle, such as rocks, sticks and the occasional pine cone.
      (natural referents is probably because I am currently sit in a house in the middle of the forest, life is sweet ^_^)

      But we, like Bastian, will follow Kyle, our Atreju. We will suffer with him and we will go through everything Kyle will go through.

      I think this means that Alex is our Childlike Empress.

      • Okay all fair, all fair… but you don’t mention comeuppance… I just wanna lil comeuppance for Dunc. CAUSE he’s really pissing me OFF!

        Is that too much for our Child Empress? I ask you now, really?

        • Sapfo

          Well G´mork got a stone knife in his chest…I don´t like what Duncan have done, but I don´t want him to hurt like that. How about chaining him up and let Kyle do what ever he like. But knowing Kyle he might be to soft hearted to do anything to him. But I have a feeling that Duncan likes to be seen, so the worst that could happen to him is to be ignored, to forget him.

          As for our Childlike Alex, well unlike the Empress he is human (I think) and there for he have all the good and the bad that comes with being human. Which for us is a good thing. If it was the childlike Empress telling the story it would probably not be any good. I want him to be our guide for now, and hope the knowes the road we are traveling on.

          • You’re hovering, cross-legged, three feet off the ground right now, aren’t you? Controlling your keyboard with your mind.

            This is just way too serene to be just a squirrel and a pinecone. Just sayin’

            I’ve gotta get what you’re on! SWEET. 🙂

            Oh and more stone knife… that too!!!

          • Sapfo

            Earl grey tea? o.O okay

            You should know that right now I am at my parents place, house sitting for them. It is in the middle of the forest, as I said before.
            When I am here alone it is as close to nirvana I can come on earth. I can call myself a spiritual atheist, and this is my safe place.

          • MaddBookish

            But will he still be as soft hearted after this?

          • Sapfo

            Oh I do hope that he will be. to be able to still feel and care, even after heart ache is often what separates heroes from villains.

          • Oh he will, but I REALLY wish he’d have a good stampy bitter hard-a**ed period. Just for a bit. Just some good old testosterone fueled anger. Even if it’s mostly misdirected anger at himself. We’re never so mad as when we feel we’ve been made fools of, because it makes us feel stupid.

            Look how cranky I was when Duncan (I know giant FACEPALM) turned the evil tables on poor Kyle. I was all mad and stampy for at least half dozen posts, because you’d all been warrrrrning me for days… but nooooo… I was in denial.

            I grew up, sorta, mostly, eventually… okay almost. So, Kyle will too, but I hope he’s good and p*ssed off for a bit (did I really need to asterisk ‘pissed’?).

            Heroes need testicles too… uh huh… they doooooo.

          • Sapfo

            It is all part of growing, and as Alex have said this is a story of a great hero to be. Kyle is not yet great, and I do think he will do som stamping before being the great hero we all know he can be.

            Yes, heros need ball. Just as long as they are not to big for them to move. Heros with to big testicals are to selfcentered.

          • So true. In addition to needing a little trolley to wheel them about in, buying that extra seat on airplanes for your testicles also gets costly, introducing them to Great Aunt Tilly… well I’m bascially just agreeing with you here. I am sure that Alex has Kyle’s testicles well in hand and …. WHAT?

          • Sapfo

            t. My happy/safe nirvana. what am I to do…you’ve just given me an image I will never forget. O.O

          • LOL. You do pain and tenderness your way, and I’ll do it mine. 🙂

          • Sapfo

            You are a bad man mr Dangerfield, A bad man indeed 😉

          • LOL. Golly, I thought you knew?

          • Sapfo

            I had my suspicions.

          • So wise… heh heh heh… 🙂

          • Sapfo

            Well maybe a cookie will make you nicer ^_^

          • A cookie NEVER hurts anything! 🙂

          • Sapfo

            Well then I better make some then. I have no flour, no socks and no butter. This is going to take sometime. Saturday maybe.

          • Patience… thy name is ChrisD. 😉

          • Sapfo

            You have patience? Wow! Where did you find it? Are you willing to share? 😉

          • *laughs* Only cookie patience… that’s all.

            “Dr. Nefario: A dozen boogie robots. Boogie! Look at this! Watch me.

            Gru: Cookie robots! I said cookie robots! Ah, why… why are you so… old?

          • Sapfo

            This is for us both then. 😉

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_ubVVnWglk

          • Oh your clever allegory is oh so on point.

            The attractive young gentleman on the stool with the delicious and irresistible cookies is clearly Alex.

            The cookie, well obviously that is an answer to our Kyle-Duncan-spell mystery.

            Impatient Cookie Monster… clearly c’est moi.

            As “Alex” holds back the “cookie” and “I” go into a blue furred frenzy, well, life is revealed through art… yet again.

          • Sapfo

            And I thought I just shared a little funny vid, who would have thought that I was so deep. o.O

            Good night Chris.

          • Good night dear Sapfo. Thanks for the fun.

          • Sapfo

            And thank you.

  • I do take a bit of pleasure from the surprised look in on Duncan’s face in the last panel… I’m holding on to that.

    • Kalic0

      My though was….
      Oohhh, you weren’t expecting THAT, were you!

  • Adam Black

    Who isnt?
    I cant even remember the last time I shot flame from my junk.

    ( although one time i had to clean my glasses )

  • HermeticallySealed

    Why do I get the sudden feeling that Sircea is playing Duncan?

    • Holly

      OOO good theory!!!

    • I WISH. It’s just too good a theory. I want that soooo bad! Duncan is just making me cranky with is excellent villainy!

    • Totally agree! And my heart just bleeds for him…

    • Livia

      Agreed too.

  • Interesting that Duncan is totally reliant on Sircea re what the magic does, and yet he’s happy to spout off KATORAH MASHA DSFJDKSLFJDKLSFJDKL without any worry she’s doublecrossing him.

    Which she would totally do, wouldn’t she, as she’s JUST LIKE YOU, DUNCAN, YOU P.O.S!

    I hope those mystic words actually translate to “May a shining bright pitchfork forcibly impale my highly toned ass!”

    Or that you conjure up a firebeast of some sort AND IT EATS YOU.

    • Ummm… What he said!!!

      Actually repeat the bit about the pitchfork… liked that!

      • For this comic, you’re either
        -Team Redilator, which is Duncan/Kyle
        -Team Pitchfork, which is Duncan/Pitchfork.

        You must pick. There is no middle ground. You are either for the pitchfork, against the pitchfork, or impaled by the pitchfork.

        • Amanda

          I’m Team Dat Ass.

          • Wouldn’t you like to see what Dat Ass looks like with a massive tool in it?

          • Amanda

            Depends, is it Craftsman? Sears has an excellent warranty.

          • Erm…. Team Dat Ass. First… YES! And second, Is membership still open? Mmmmmm… *closes eyes and enjoys pretty pictures*

    • Simba Hutchison

      Oh, I hadn’t thought of that, but that’s a good point! It is plausible she would leave Anni in the lurch and take whatever benefit this has for herself somehow. Since we don’t know the full extent of their relationship, anyway…

    • motordog

      Something tells me Duncan’s been around the block a few times himself. I wouldn’t be surprised if he knows a thing or three about magic whether Sircea helps or not…she’s just a source for him; if not her, then someone else. Nor does he look like the type that would take such potentially dangerous information at face value. You could say I believe he ‘does his homework’.

      Then again…I could be wrong…

      • Motor dashes Chris’ hopes again. (Cue: sad music)

      • I have not doubt that he has a full arsenal of various jujus under his belt.

        Of course now I want some jujubes candy.

  • Fakesubmite

    Man Kyle looks so yummy in that last panel. I wish I was on top. 🙂
    Oops. forgot…DAM YOU DUNCAN!!!!!!!!!!!

    • I’m not sure how you’re configured, but I think it would be pretty crispy just now… just sayin’ 🙂

      • Fakesubmite

        My lust would keep me cool………..:P

  • What the fuck is he doing? Is he taking his power?!?!

    • Livia

      Yea. It’s like they are trying to “steal” his powers. Or it looks like that to me.

  • Niggle

    Flaugdhlkfjdslfkjdsf! What is going on?!

  • Saikkusukka

    I just seem to get more and more butthurt after every new page. I’ll restrain myself from speculating any further due to my sitjuation.

    Alas, this just keeps on making me more anxious for more pages, since the relief is going to be fabulous when it gets here!

    • Yeahhhhhhh in chapter 4,678!!!!

      (sorry… just got bitter for a minute… I’ll get it together.)

      • Saikkusukka

        I know that feel, had to focus ridiculously hard to contain it.

  • Livia

    Awww… I want it to end already!! (The betrayal) pls let there be a kiss and make up. And a lot of kissing up to meant the crack in them.

    • WarGoddess

      This situation does call for a lot of hot and steamy making out, doesn’t it? I DEMAND MAKE-UP SEX!! MAKE-UP SEX, NOW!! lol

      I want Sexual Healing

      Sexual Healing, oh baby

      Makes me feel so fine

      Helps to relieve my mind

      Sexual Healing baby, is good for me

      Sexual Healing is something that’s good for me

      • It’ll have to be angry sex first. Furniture broke, clothing torn, bodies scratched and bruised before things can progress to make-up sex

        • SofiaT

          On my way to work and listening to 80s hits and power ballads. Specifically, Poison by Alice Cooper at the moment. 😀

          • I still have Final Count Down in my head.

            Oh, what time is it there? I’ve been curious.

          • SofiaT

            7.49am

          • So 15 hours ahead? Neat!

          • SofiaT

            I was always very advanced 😛

          • 😛 Of course. That’s why your the captain… says the admiral. *grin*

          • And of course my math was wrong. it’s 17 hours. I’m not certain in what world 12 + 5 = 15. (I do math weird)

          • SofiaT

            Listening to Lover Why now.
            I’m going to go through the whole Redilator 80s list most likely 😛

          • WarGoddess

            Sweet Alice Cooper!! My friend’s mom is so obsessed with him, she has two cats, a girl and a boy, named Alice and Cooper, lol. 😀

          • SofiaT

            When I was 4yo, my favourite song was Steven. Probably because I couldn’t speak English so I had no idea what the lyrics were about. But I was fascinated with the haunting music and the Furies’ voices whispering.

            My aunt used to put me to bed with that song 😛

        • WarGoddess

          Or at least clothing and furniture destroyed, cause Duncan would be impervious to harm. I would like to see Kyle get frustrated ’cause he can’t hurt Duncan, which would add to the heated sexual tension. It would be so gloriously yummy…..;)

          • There is that, but maybe if Kyle grows stronger from whatever this is, he will be able to at least scratch him. But is Duncan impervious to harm or is he a quick healer?

          • WarGoddess

            I really don’t know, but I think that he’s completely impervious, otherwise he would’ve been in some pain for a moment while being doused in flames. He reacted like he was being exposed to air. 🙂

          • Well sure to fire, but who’s to say he’s impervious to Kyle scratching and biting him. Oooh, I forgot to mention biting. This is some angry sex.

          • WarGoddess

            Mmm…biting….I wish I were a hot older man with super invulnerability so Kyle would bite me….Or that I were an adorably awkward young man with flaming hair so that Duncan would bite me…….yumm…….Wait, what were we saying? I got a little *sidetracked.* XD

          • I don’t know if I’d want a super hot invulnerable man of experience biting me, I’d want to bite him.

          • WarGoddess

            Haha I’d bite him, too, but I know he could be gentle. 😀

  • Kalynn Osburn

    Just keep staring at Kyles chiseled ass and ignore the emotional betrayal!

    • Just keep staring at… Just keep staring at…. Just keep staring at!

      I’m trying and I’m still feeling! Is there something wrong with me? (shut it you lot.) 🙂

    • WarGoddess

      Me: Just keep staring, just keep staring, just keep staring, staring, staring, oh what do we do? We stare, stare, stare *Over the top Opera voice* OHOHOHOHOHOHH I love to staaarre…When you WAAAAAAANT TO STARE, YOU WANT—*glass breaks*
      Everyone else: Stop it, STOP IT!! Now you got that stuck in our heads!!

      LOL XD

  • Katie Chambers

    UM….. Wow. I dont know whether to glare with Kyle, or stare with Anni with that last panel

  • Arthur Dent

    Hm… the Annihilator does look rather surprised in the last panel. So here’s my little theory:

    (Torchwood spoiler ahead, so I’ve cyphered it. To uncypher, simply go to rot13.com, copy and paste the text into the box and click the button.)

    Znlor Xlyr’f sver-cbjref ner hayvzvgrq, fbeg bs yvxr Pncgnva Wnpx’f vzzbegnyvgl, naq jura gur Naavuvyngbe gevrf gb fvcuba be punaary gurz, gur fcryy “bireybnqf” naq oernxf, fvzvyne gb gur jnl Wnpx qrsrngrq gur yvsr-fhpxvat qrzba va gur frevrf bar svanyr.

    • Amanda

      My heart refuses to compare Kyle to the sheer adorableness of John Barrowman.

      • Arthur Dent

        Aw, come on, Kyle is adorable enough himself. I’m sure Captain Jack would think so, too. *nudge nudge*

        • Amanda

          No doubt Captain Jack would tap that. Anni wouldn’t stand a chance, of course I’m saying that Captain Jack would just end up seducing him too.

          • Arthur Dent

            Of course he would. And because he’s Captain Jack he’d do the Platinum Priestess, too.

          • Amanda

            No one would know what happened.

    • SofiaT

      I haven’t watched Torchwood but your theory has merit.

      And I really liked that cyphering trick. 🙂

      • Arthur Dent

        Thanks Sophia. I picked that up over at Mark Reads, where it’s common policy to cypher possible spoilers.

  • Michelle Smith

    So I dozed off after reading this. In my dream Duncan was animated and sitting in front of the TV with a beer. TYP came on. It was the webcomic but not…there was actual penetration and Kyle for some odd reason had floppy yellow hair. Duncan did a spit-take then I woke up. Clearly I need to read TYP more often before bed.

    • WarGoddess

      Lol, methinks someone may have a German porn fetish, lol (just kidding!) XP

      • Michelle Smith

        Haha perhaps I should give it a look? Mayhap I might find something I like…XD

        • WarGoddess

          Maybe…not that I’ve ever looked at it…I would never…do such…a thing…*ahem*

          *tries to look innocent but fails miserably, lol*

          • Michelle Smith

            Of course you haven’t! I can totally see your innocence. Yep…so innocent. ;D

          • WarGoddess

            Haha, most people do think I’m a lot more innocent than I am because I don’t let them know about certain things. Whenever I do say something perverted around those people, they look at me as though I’ve just sprouted a sparkly purple penis from my forehead. lol

          • Michelle Smith

            Bwahahaha sparkly…purple…man I would love to see that ^_^

          • WarGoddess

            So would I, but when stuff like that happens, I am nowhere near a mirror, and I sadly cannot see things on my forehead. *le sigh.*

          • Michelle Smith

            O.o ooh has…it happened before?

          • The imagery is great with this one.

          • WarGoddess

            I wish the force was, too. Sadly, I do not have enough midi-chlorians in my bloodstream to become a jedi. 🙁

          • Many of us don’t. But that doesn’t stop us from trying!

          • WarGoddess

            See, right now my peach mangosteen Snapple is just barely out of my arm’s reach from where I’m sitting on the couch, and I am attempting to move it with my mind. Oh, OH! I think it moved!! ….No, wait, that was just the cat jumping on the table….*cue old unlucky guy from the Hunchback of Notre Dame* “DANGIT!!”

          • See, I thought I was the only one with the super awesome power of LAZY! Fear me peons, for if I could be bothered to rise from this recliner I would rule the WORRRRLD!

            Bwwwwwwaaaaahahahahahahcoughcough… oh whutever.

          • WarGoddess

            Procrastinators/Dyslexics UNTIE!!! ……tomorrow. Lol, the thing about today’s world is that you can practically rule it from the computer. Hell, I’ve got a lot of people here on the comments section to like me just by making funny jokes and drawing gender-bent pictures of the main characters. Lol, Just kidding, I am not bent on ruling the internet…….or am I? (o_O)

          • No, there is a whole legion of lazy, but we are too lazy to do much more than sit here and nod. That’s just exhausting.

          • *CLICK* “Hello Housekeeping?… Cleanup on aisle four… cleanup on aisle four. Innocence spill and there’s lots of it, so bring a bucket. *CLICK*

  • Jay Dragonmite

    This is just great for me >:)

    Although I don’t understand why some people are still expecting Duncan to have a turn around in the comment section. He’s a villain guys. It’s not gonna happen. Does he feel bad? Yeah, if I got to know someone only to betray them, I’d feel bad too. Not enough to make a 180 turn though.

    It’s just bloody fantastic. You know what, this inspires me a lot for a comic book I wanna work on soon…

    Great job everyone 🙂

    • Be inspired and go forth and comicify… erm… make more comics. (sorry, got excited there)

      • Jay Dragonmite

        😀 Thanks!

    • Lindsey Amethyst Hampton

      Yeah, I’m with Jay. I LIKE that Duncan is a villain, and human enough to feel bad about his betrayal, but not bad enough to change his ways. I like that he STAYS a villain.

    • SofiaT

      I don’t think even the most hardcore Redilator (that would probably be me) thinks Anni is going to abandon his evil plan or have a change of heart any time soon. It would take something big for that to happen.

      But that doesn”t mean something cannot happen in the 3 and a half chapters we got left that could trigger a big, hard reality bitch slap.

      Redilator shippers are not expecting confirmation in the next few pages or even in the next chapter(s) or so. We know things are going to get worse before they start getting any better.

      There were fears that Duncan didn’t care for Kyle at all and would break into an evil laughter while revealing his cunning plan. That fear went to bed in the previous page. Then there was the fear that -even though he does feel something for Kyle- Duncan would still try to kill him. This fear was laid to rest on this page.

      No freaking clue what’s going on, but so far things look bad -but they don’t seem downright evil. So the HSS Redilator is still travelling the high seas. 😀

      • High five!

        • SofiaT

          *high fives back*

      • Denise Cruz

        I’m scared of Duncan walking out and leaving that boy alone like that… i,i

      • I’m on board your HMS or USS or HSS Redilator and like your theory, but people keep saying not “downright evil” so I need clarification… “upright evil”, different semi-evil-chocolate with nuts? If what Dunc. is doing to the naive virgin gay boy doesn’t count as “evil” of some sorta nature then my definition of evil is out of date. Just curious. I wanna like Duncan too, but I just re-read chapter one and two to date and he really woos our boy hard. Super Villain not-withstanding, it’s hard not to re-read and feel the “EVIL” oozing off of him after these last three pages.

        I am your student in the parsing of evil ways… “help me oh SophiT-One… you are my only hope *zzzzzzt*.” (R2D2 refuses to replay Chris Leia’s message no matter how hard SofiaT hits it)

        • SofiaT

          I’d classify Duncan’s actions as wicked, not evil.

          Lying to get what you want: wicked.

          Killing puppies: evil.

          Seducing innocent young men under false pretenses: wicked.
          The Holocaust: evil.

          Duncan is an asshole, but he’s not Hitler.

          Assholery is usually chronic but not fatal.

          • Reasonably stated…

            BUT, I keep flashing (literally, as I push ‘reply’) on the first panel of the last page where Kyle is straining to speak and his grieved and pained expression is so well done it’s just keeps re-breaking my heart and so, while I intellectually agree with you, I want to give Mr. ‘Wicked-but-not-Evil’ a really good kicking right now.

            And every time one of you talks me off the “evil” wall, I flash back to that first panel and the cycle starts all over again. Of course, I could go do something productive, but where would the suffering fun be in that?

            Ouch. 🙂

          • SofiaT

            Hey, just because we love Anni, that doesn’t mean we don’t want to kick his ass. Or to see Kyle kicking his ass. >:D

          • Right. Right. Be patient little cookie monster… ass kicking will come… For it hath been promised in the Book of Alex…..

            *mumbles* Must be patient, must be patient…….

          • WarGoddess

            Exactly!! That’s how I see my fiancee!! XD

          • LOL

          • WarGoddess

            Yeah, my Morgan is a total asshole, but he isn’t Hilter. XP

          • *laughs*

            Well if that isn’t a recommendation for marriage then I’m gay… oh… wait… Never mind. 🙂

          • WarGoddess

            Haha, he isn’t an asshole to me, which is good! 😀

          • Sometimes the assholes are the absolute best. 🙂

          • WarGoddess

            Yup yup yup!! 😀

          • Liked your first version much better and perhaps agreed with it as much… or more. 🙂

          • Well, I suppose I could put it back. 😛

  • Poppyjaz

    Anni, looks somewhat shocked in that last panel. Is there a chance that he bit of more than he can chew when he decided to attack Kyle? Since Alex said Kyle will become a very powerful superhero by the end of the story, are we seeing some of this ‘untapped’ energy? Maybe Anni has inadvertently released his furture powers early? Either way it’s getting interesting in here. Can’t wait for Kyle to kick his ass!

  • amanda

    okay I get he is summoning something…but what?

    • Holly

      There are many theories ranging from angel to demon to djinn to phoenix, and so on. ^_^

      • I KNOW, huh? Fun! Has anyone found a good God of Fire who’s looking for an avatar??? I haven’t read that one yet.

      • fire isn’t really an angel’s element though, and Djinn would have to specified to Efrit/Ifrit/Efreeti. Would be the spirit of emperor Nero be too far-fetched?

        • Acerolo

          Actually, Efrit/Ifrit/Efreeti is just the name of one Djinn (who became Shaytan). There’d be plenty more of them to choose from, and they don’t all follow Shaytan. But at this point, who really knows what’s going to come of the fireball (forgive the pun).

        • Denise Cruz

          Nero?! Oh, my! That’s new! lol

    • WarGoddess

      Well, if they weren’t being doused in flames, I would guess that Duncan was summoning Cthulhu, lol XD

      • Needs more tentacles…

        • WarGoddess

          Haha, you’re right, it does! We need to go back in time and borrow some of those sparkly blue tentacles from the Platinum Priestess, lol!

          • Amanda

            Hey! Tentacles can be romantic and sexy!

          • WarGoddess

            Yes they can in some instances, but there have been some things involving tentacles that I wish I could un-see. XD

          • Amanda

            http://misadventurecentral.com/comic/sailors-seamonsters-title/

            It will make you forget all the bad tentacles.

          • That was awesome!

          • WarGoddess

            Oh my Gourd, that was the most adorable tentacle-related thing I have ever seen!!! Thank you!! XD

          • Amanda

            Read the whole thing! There’s another tentacle story!

          • Up-vote for the most unexpected comment of the morning! LOL.

          • Amanda

            I stand by that statement.

          • Oh hells yeah! The up-vote was also for sincerity! LOL.

  • Cman65

    Come my prettys we have EVIL to do Aha ha ha ha (in real life I have a truly evil laugh)

  • Theo

    is he stealing his powers?

  • Soubi

    Here is a whole ocean of nope, excuse me while I drown in it.

  • DiDi

    Oh… I wish I knew what was happening. Even clarifying that the Annihilator is a lying, manipulative sack of feces earlier, it still hasn’t cleared up what exactly he’s aiming for in this magical binding… *flails*

  • WarGoddess

    Duncan: Kyle, are you an Elvis fan?
    Kyle: *unintelligible gurgling*
    Duncan: ‘Cause it looks like you’re just….*puts on sunglasses* a hunk, a hunk of burning love.
    YEEEEEEEEEAAAAAHHHHHHHHH

    Lol, I am so sorry, that was kinda lame, but that’s just what came into my head when I saw this page. I’m horrible, I know. 😀

    • YG_Frenchie

      Upvote for you! <3

      • WarGoddess

        Yaaaaaayyyy!!!! XD

    • Denise Cruz

      You are GREAT!! XDDD

      • WarGoddess

        Thank you! I do my best to entertain people and brighten their days! 😀

        • Denise Cruz

          You definitely succeed ! 😀

          • WarGoddess

            That’s good! You know, there are times when I’m completely boring and not funny, but don’t tell anyone else that, I have a reputation to uphold. 😉

  • YG_Frenchie

    Not going to lie, I’m not even mad, anymore. I missed Anni’s evil suit. You know how it’s the little things that a man does that makes him sexy? Like just watching him get dressed. Ya, like I said, I’m cool with it. I’ve been flipping through the last few pages a few times.

    All this behavior of his will be explained later on and I’m not worried. Just drool in the mean time. Although I’m worried about Kyle in the sense that if this pleasure is so intense how will any other time match up to it? Maybe the hurt he feels in his heart right now makes it not matter? Or it balances out? Gosh I can’t imagine what’s going through Kyle’s mind besides fury and confusion ?

    The fire, it’s so beautiful! Even Anni looks impressed in the last panel.

    • Klaus

      So Kyle ends up addicted to this spell, and joins Duncan in his villainous life to get his regular fix.

      • YG_Frenchie

        I would. Anni is HOT!

      • As all the Euro club kids mob Anni to get their fix for the night, and Anni starts to think that this whole thing might have been more trouble than it’s worth.

    • The fire is stunning and fire imagery is NOT easy to do. Not this well, that’s for sure.

      I wish I could have your equanimity about the emotional events. Knowing things will be okay later doesn’t seem to make me feel less bad for Kyle NOW. But, I know that’s just me.

  • Xalun K

    So… Anni doesn’t want to kill him, so while he’s definitely a villain, he’s not EVIL. I… Augh, there is just too much going on to speculate anything coherent.

    So, Kyle has a fine ass, yes?

    • I’m with you sister! Hang on to that fine ass until we’re out of the choppy waters of speculation. And he is SO EVIL. (sorry, just had to say it… evil is as evil does) However, Duncan has a fine ass too, but I’m even madder at him now that he’s covering it all up.

      In fact, I hope he loses his eyebrows with the extremity of that last ejaculatory fire blast! HA! A week using an eyebrow pencil and PP laughing at him will serve him right!

      • Xalun K

        Dude, this made me laugh ridiculously hard. The thought of Anni losing his eyebrows is just hilarious.

        • WarGoddess

          He’d try to do an evil expression, and everyone would just be rolling on the floor laughing because they wouldn’t be able to take him seriously. Also, every person who knows about ancient Egyptian customs would be like, “Wow, I’m sorry for the loss of your two cats, Mr. Annihilator!” lol. For real, ancient Egyptians worshiped cats as deities, so when a pet cat would die, it was a custom for the owner to shave off an eyebrow in mourning.

          • What would happen if their eyebrow never grew back? Could they get another cat if both eyebrows were gone?

          • WarGoddess

            Well, if I remember right about how it worked, I think the mourning period would be over when the eyebrow grew back in fully. And I’m not sure if they could get another cat afterwards, but it would be incredibly stupid if they couldn’t.

          • I live on the edge of a very Latin neighborhood. Occasionally you’ll see the gang-ladies who have either — recently been to prison themselves or have a boyfriend/girlfriend who is currently in. If some one they love dies, they often tattoo a tear coming down the outside of one of their two eyes. LIKE permanent tattoos… Occasionally, you’ll see an older gal with several tears. It’s pretty harsh when you think about it.

            I don’t know, the eyebrow thing just didn’t seem so severe after I thought about that. LOL.

          • WarGoddess

            Oh wow, I never knew about that! I don’t think I’d ever do something that drastic…I’d rather shave off an eyebrow

          • Wow, whoa be the unlucky fool then. They would have to mourn their cat forever.

    • WarGoddess

      Agreed. The man is equipped with a most magnificent posterior that is absolutely ravishing in every sense of the word.

      *puts on a monocle and a fake mustache, then sips some Earl Grey*
      Positively fascinating!

  • Just in case you end up printing this, “vocal chords” should be “vocal cords.” 🙂 Love this page. The last panel is particularly beautiful.

  • Tina

    Huh, I always thought Duncan’s shirt was like skin tight leather. That would make for an amusing side comic with Duncan trying to get his shirt off after this hot “session” with Kyle

  • stickfigurefairytales

    So much mystery I can’t even

  • stickfigurefairytales

    Also, dammit Duncan, quit putting on clothes. Must you add insult to injury?!

    • Gaz Hawkins

      So agree there….. wish the rest of the comic all the guys were naked 🙂
      esp. Duncan!!!!

      • Denise Cruz

        lol Well, I did start hating that shirt so so very much.. (And I like it so much, before seeing what was under it! XD)

    • I do think that if there’s anything we CAN blame Alex for… it’s THAT. Why can’t Duncan be a naked Super Villain? Hell, he has invulnerable testicles. It’s not like he’s going to accidentally get them elbowed or something. Naked Anni… is that too much to ask? 🙂

      • stickfigurefairytales

        The Annihilator used Gratuitous Nudity! It’s super effective!

  • Oh GAD… the more I look at this page, the more I’m worrying that the spell is going to block his speech and he’ll be unable to tell his teammates what happened and that will leave him even more effed up. So his power is going to be all screwed up, he won’t be able to explain what’s happened.

    Everyone is going to be upset with him and who (besides Alex) knows how bad THAT’S gonna get. Eventually Spooky or someone will help him get fixed, but by then he’ll have to tell everyone what HE did to allow this to happen. Tsunami is going to be dicky about the gay thing (I know I know, he’ll get over it and they’ll be okay), but it’s just going to be all angsty and awful.

    *looks around*

    I’m getting all worked up again, aren’t I? I think I need to go find a cool libation and stop conspiracy theorizing before I get myself all emo…. oh dear… too late.

    • Klaus

      We don’t really know what it was that bugged Tsunami so. Homosexuality? Porn? Porn featuring himself and his friends? Could be any or all of these.

      • Oh I don’t think it was the porn in general that bothered Tsunami. It’s possible he could have been over compensating with his reaction too.

      • True. But all three are good things. Right? 🙂

    • Sapfo

      Chris….you dont see a flaw in you theori about not being able to tell his teammates what happened? If he does have a blocked speech for some time, Kyle coulde most likely write it down, perhapes? I dont know? Maybe? o.O

      • Thank you. That actually helps. 🙂

        • Sapfo

          Then I should not reminde you that our dear hero is far from his friends right now, and that if he can´t speak, how will he be capable to write anything for them to read.

          As always, we will just have to sitt back and wait for the next turn of events.

          Kyle’ve still his very expressive eyes, and that might help him either to persuade Duncan that what he is doing is wrong or in the event of YP group coming to rescue him, he can perhaps get them to understand him, Even if he can not talk or write.

          Oh, maybe I should not have told you that. Whoops!

  • LL

    I wonder if Anni is surprised by how powerful Kyle’s powers are. I think they’re influenced by his emotions, and he has to be pretty darn angry right now.
    Also: Anni noooo D:

  • Anna Calloway

    Hmm…yes something told me it wasn’t over yet. More freaky magic words, and poor Kyle can’t even scream. I’m curious to find out how his silence will save his life. It’s becoming more and more apparent on Duncan’s face that this is not easy on him. I’m curious as to whether Kyle will ever be able to forgive him.

    • Denise Cruz

      I’ve started thinking about all those previous comments refering to the possibility of a freaking demon (or something like that) being taken out of Kyle…
      Well, which other… ‘thing’ could kill the boy if he just talk?!

      What a heck is happening there?! O.o All of Kyle’s muscles are pretty stretched on that last panel… (amazing image, btw!)
      I know nothing right now, but I hope Duncan don’t hurt that kid even more!

      • Gaz Hawkins

        the fire blast from Kyle (or HOT cum shot as I like to think of it LOL) looks kind of like a firebird (or phoenix) the ceiling is high so there is no need for it to curl like that so close – maybe THIS is what would kill anyone who makes a noise. other than he who bring it forth?

        • Denise Cruz

          This situation seems very hard to figure out correctly.
          But, maybe… Could Sircea summoning one Phoenix and command it from far away?! I think it would be pretty hard to get. Not impossible. But really hard!

          • IamM

            Someone said that the Annihilator dropped out of sight around the same time as Kyle’s origin story. Now I’m wondering if Duncan and the Priestess were responsible for that fire and Kyle just accidentally absorbed whatever it was they had summoned?

          • Nice theory!

          • Denise Cruz

            Hey! I hadn’t thought about it yet… Pretty good theory! It would explain a lot of things.
            But, if they had summoned that weird thing together, why didn’t Sircea showed up, once Kyle is already tied up in that trap?! She doesn’t need to hide herself anymore…
            Or maybe she would prefer just kill Kyle, once for all and Anni didn’t agree?

            I believe this is the best part of this great work: Doesn’t matter what happens in the comic, we always get a lot of fun forming new and endless good theories about it! ^v^

          • Gaz Hawkins

            who says Sircea is far away, it’s a big building, she could be hiding anywhere, she may even have been watching Duncan & Kyle from the moment they arrived – Duncan may have put on a good show 😉

            maybe Duncan is going to “use” Kyle to defeat Sircea – this may be how Kyle “grows” his powers….

    • I echo all your questions about “Kyle’s silence and that saving his life.” So curious I am.

      And lots of folk have been talking him forgiving Duncan. Investing in the characters the way I do, I keep wondering what set of events could possibly allow ME to forgive him and I keep getting stumped. I wonder if Alex will find a believable (for me) way? He’s certainly talented enough to surprise and I know it. Honestly, every time someone says, “Halfway through chapter two…” I have to wipe away a tear of impatience. 🙂

      • Anna Calloway

        I understand! I don’t see how I could ever forgive something such as this, though I must keep my opinion open seeing as though I’m not exactly sure what “this” is yet.

        • Exactly. This group has been good about helping me keep my opinion open and not jumping right into the ‘dark place’. LOL.

  • SofiaT

    Unrepentant Rediator that I am, I think I finally figured out why Anni will not shut up. He keeps talking to keep Kyle from completely panicking -the boy is tied with magic chains and unable to move, unable to speak or even scream; imagine having to endure all that while Duncan goes around dressing and implementing the second part of his spell without a word.

    In a way Anni is “comforting” Kyle, like a doctor who explains all the parts of the procedure as he goes though it.

    See what I did there? 😉

    • That was lovely. I’m taking it. No one can say differently now.

    • WarGoddess

      All of my hopes and dreams depend upon this one theory. I hope it isn’t all for naught!

      • SofiaT

        It just hit me while re-reading the third panel. Anni’s tone seems… reassuring. He’s not bragging like villains tend to do and I don’t think he talks just because he likes the sound of his own voice either.

        • WarGoddess

          Yes, I fully believe that he harbors some feelings for Kyle. He’s just been so hardened by a life of villainy that probably started with a really bad-ass origin story that was only hinted at earlier in the comic. This is his callous way of showing he cares. 😀

    • Denise Cruz

      Who would believe he’s an anarchist, unh?!
      Such an adorable thinking you had, Sofia! I loved it so much! I do love that freak grayhaired guy and his ‘little hero’ (<3) too, after all…lol

  • Monica

    Second panel, I love it!!

    And dear mr Alex, I’m sad that I’m not one of those that speculate, I just read and enjoy the ride ^^ Have my own stories to worry about ^^ But I enjoy this ride! 😀

  • Acerolo

    Whether this ends up being ‘beneficial’ for Kyle in terms of wising him up (while not totally going bitter-dark-side) is to be determined. Even then, still think I’m on team Pitchfork at this point. My sympathy for Anni withered pretty quickly after he walked away. He may have feelings for Kyle, but that’s not stopping him from doing whatever he’s doing, which is most likely something greedy and self-serving (although there is room for development).

    Guess we’ll just have to see where it goes.

    • IamM

      I have no doubt that at some point later on, Kyle will take Duncan’s advice about not holding back to heart and demonstrate the limits of the Annihilator’s fire resistance.

  • Anne

    Oke last panel is super awesome.
    Supernova fire blast!, coming from his D**k!
    Or is that just my dirty mind thinking that 😛

    • Gaz Hawkins

      LOL I have a dirty mind too then as I saw this as well!!

    • Denise Cruz

      If it’s like that my mind is as dirty as yours. They’re probably twins! lol
      Come on! It really seems like that!

  • AliceVenturi

    Well. Well well well. So this lying, subterfuge, and effort was all for the purpose of a binding. Harking back to PP’s mention of “the old rules” and Solomon (who, in folklore, could command spirits), I still think we’re dealing with a fire elemental here. That (of course!) raises as many questions as it answers: Is Kyle himself the elemental, or is he being possessed by one? Why do Duncan & Sircea feel they need to bind it? Is it dangerous to them, in particular? Or is it a more general danger to everyone, so that they’re actually doing, if not a good deed, then at least a necessary one? It seems to me that only comic book villains are unalloyed evil…

    …oh. Ummm. So, scratch that last sentence, okay? I don’t really think of The Young Protectors as an archetypal comic book. Which speaks to Alex’s story-telling skills.

  • Fuck, Alex. Adam’s anatomy in that last panel has the artist in me fangirling. Seriously, i could comment on how hot Duncan is (pun!) in that last panel but that would take away from my utter breathlessness at the attention to detail in Kyle’s legs and chest.
    I am more in love with this series since the last few pages than i have been since i discovered it.

  • WarGoddess

    *bows* Thank you, thank you, I’m here all week! 😀

    • Denise Cruz

      God help us! You are Great, indeed! XDD

  • WarGoddess

    Yes, I do too. P. SHERMAN 42 WALLABY WAY, SYDNEY!!!! Sorry, couldn’t help myself! XD

  • Thunder Chicken

    This is my first time commenting here, so hi, everyone!

    Introductions now having been dispensed with, is it just me or does Duncan look surprised in that last panel, almost like he got more than he bargained for?

    • WarGoddess

      He most definitely does, and welcome to club AWESOME!!! XD

      • Gaz Hawkins

        Welcome.
        well, it’s always more fun when you don’t know WHEN he is going to shoot 🙂

    • Welcome! Oh indeed indeed. Speculation is rampant as to what it’s supposed to be.

    • Denise Cruz

      Hi, there! Welcome!
      I’ve noticed that too. He looks even… scared?!
      That freaked me out, at first. (and still does!)

  • WarGoddess

    Oh Oh OH!!! I re-loaded the page and realized what wasn’t colored there before!! The last panel, there’s some extra explosive lines around the flames!! At least, I think that’s what changed! I’m pretty sure that wasn’t there before! Makes it look so much more intense! XD

    • No there is definitely more color and flame. Alex must’ve loaded the finished product!

      • WarGoddess

        I feel so happy!! XD

      • Hikaru Takemori

        If he did I’m still getting the old one everytime I reload 🙁 , because in the last panel I see where the fire chains are supposed to be but aren’t.

        • They’re sorta hidden and not really standing out, although on the one leg they seem to almost have disappeared. Have you cleared your cache? That might help.

          • Hikaru Takemori

            Done and didn’t help. The fire chains still are pretty gray and Duncans face kinda unrefined.

          • That’s the way they are. I think with the distance and such, it’s all a little fuzzy. The more flames are in the upper panels.

          • Hikaru Takemori

            I don’t see a change there. I may just be blind that way.

          • I think it’s subtle. You’d need to have the two side by side. I suppose with the art being that good… 🙂

  • anhi, you fool — kyle could have shot all that fiery man seed inside of you !!

    such a prime BD/SM opportunity, piddled away!

    • Ellen Harman

      Well maybe we found his weakness. His insides are not fire proof. Though I think Kyle was going to bottom.

      • and i hope to The Celestes that alex wouldn’t make kyle a (total) bottom!

        although..
        ..maybe. . . . .

        . . . . .sparky would be a bottom “out of necessity.”

        ?

        no.

        kyle would have to be asexual, “out of necessity.”

        for, what would happen if his prostate is stimulated (sufficiently)?
        That could cause a small conflagration, i’d reck’n!

    • KiannaLeigh

      OMG. Yes. Just yes.

      • girl..
        ..anhi coulda plopped himself on top of that boy while he was asplodin’ everywhere!!

        gah!

        🙂
        (you kinky thing.)

        • rgleon9986

          You know, I’ve never considered the lengths that “tank” superheroes would be able to go to, as far as BDSM goes. That’s… full of possibilities.

          Honestly, the things they’d have to do in order to even experience an appreciable level of pain might kill other people.

  • Ellen Harman

    Well since Duncan says no lasting effects, that should mean that Kyle will still have his powers. And I agree with others below, Duncan really looks like he was not expecting that strong a reaction.

  • Gaz Hawkins

    That’s some cum shot!!!! LOL

  • WarGoddess

    Also, the last panel kinda reminds me of powerthirst…..XD

  • Timothy Carpenter

    I’ve loved the story so far – but this part… I really hate it. As a young man (21) I was betrayed by a stronger older man and the effects were not temporary. I really identify with, and mourn, Kyle’s present helplessness.

    • Denise Cruz

      Sorry about that!.. No one should be allowed to do such a thing with someone else. I really sorry!
      About Kyle: We are all mourning this awkward situation of his. i.i

      • Timothy Carpenter

        Yes, no one should – but the world does not work that way.
        Sadly.

  • Gaz Hawkins

    maybe Kyle was about to become a villain himself and Duncan is releasing that from Kyle, Kyle may never know this (or want to or understand etc)
    or maybe it’s the other way around, this is the good that Duncan is releasing so that Kyle CAN become a villain.

  • Preludetoa

    I see something being summoned, I see a double betrayal, either from Sircea or someone from the YP. I also see this chapter ending in a cliffhanger.

    • Denise Cruz

      Agreed! I totally could see Sircea betraying Duncan with that incantation!
      He looks almost freaked out in that last panel! He clearly didn’t know about something.
      Maybe we can get a new twist more quickly than we’d expected.
      I just hope that Duncan can save Kyle from whatever is happening or is about to happen right there.

      • She could easily have set him up to have his ass handed to him, weakening him enough so that she can come in and take whatever it is for herself. Oooh, that’s rather delicious.

        • Denise Cruz

          LOL She could’ve waited a little bit more… It was really beautiful before Kyle… You know! lol

          • Well the you know is what they seem to be after. lol

          • Denise Cruz

            Indeed! lol (I couldn’t find the right word fast enough, to mention that. My first language isn’t English. XD)

          • And yet you still have a great command of it! Heck I’m a native speaker and I can’t always find the right word at any speed. lol

          • Denise Cruz

            Thanks! That’s very nice from you! ^v^

          • Oh you’re welcome. I’m always in awe of those who can speak more than one language. It was never really my talent.

      • SadlySensible

        Yes, is it just me and Denise who think Duncan looks shocked in that last panel? My excuse is I’m old and my eyesight is starting to suck. Perspective from the younger eyes in this motley crew would be greatly appreciated!

        • Nope, he looks very VERY shocked. I’m certain he wasn’t expecting such a reaction.

    • Amanda

      Everyone is leaning to PP to betray Duncan, I am a still saying its possible for one of the Young Protectors to be on team Baddie too.

      • Preludetoa

        I’m starting to thing that too. Most likely the Commander, isn’t she a telepath and shouldn’t she know that Kyle is in distress, or Spooks. The most likeable member would make a fun villain!

        • Amanda

          Exactly! One of those two should have suspected that something was about to happen!

          • Preludetoa

            Maybe they’ll come to rescue Kyle in chapter 4.

            I’m kind of hoping that Kyle and Fluke end up together now. I think I read somewhere that they’re best friends and Lord knows I loves interracial!

        • Platos_Redhaired_Stepchild

          Possibly the Commander isn’t a very good telepath. Remember, Kyle’s team (excluding Spooky) is the land of misfit toys. They’re all deemed unfit to be “real” superheroes and that includes the Commander too. That is if one/all aren’t plants.

          • That’s another possibility, that the Commander really has minor ability as a telepath. That or she did something to annoy the other groups as is forced to be head of this group of misfits.

    • vessto

      I agree, PP could betray Anni without any hesitations. And there’s a mole in YP for sure (Spooky?). Maybe even PP is in a secret agreement with YP’s mole?

  • I still love him.
    I believe in Duncan! (Thinking of Dark Knight…)

  • rgleon9986

    I wonder how long Anni can survive without oxygen…

  • Ellen Harman

    I just switched from my computer to my tablet. I have to say the art is much more intense and brighter on my tablet. I so love this comic, and I think it would make a great anime. I can so see it moving which is the mark of a greart story and art. I have been watching Justice League vids the last two weeks.

  • Platos_Redhaired_Stepchild

    Since Duncan is looking up into the fire cloud, I’m thinking he’s summoning a demon. Or that dragon from Terry Pratchet’s Guards! Guards!.

  • Soubi

    Remember how on Saturday I said I was going to cry until Wednesday and cry some more? Well, it’s Wednesday and I can assure you that I am still sobbing. Especially over the update. Anni is a villain, I don’t expect him to change his ways for Kyle, but for once in his life do something for someone else…and giving Kyle the night of his life wasn’t it obviously. SIGH.

  • So…

    Many of you have asked when I might open my own online store so y’all can get goodies that I usually only sell at Cons. Well, I’ve been working on that and am happy to announce that I’m ready to launch it!

    For right now, this is just a “soft” launch to work out any bugs and issues. I’m just letting you, my beloved commenters, know about it for the moment and I’m just offering the Artifice book (both a version signed by me and a “Fan Pack” taken from the limited quantity of books signed by both me and Winona left over from the Kickstarter. Just 10 of each to see how that goes.)

    Later on, I’ll add in other goodies like the The Young Protectors Keychain, buttons and prints, but I know some of you (particularly international folks) have let me know you’d prefer to buy from me directly instead of Amazon (which I very much appreciate), so I figured starting with the books would be a good place to test this out. 🙂

    This is the link:

    http://store.yaoi911.com/

    It’s all set to take real orders so if you’d like to get a signed copy of Artifice, now’s your chance. Please check it out and let me know what you think.

    Thanks, everyone! 😀

    • SofiaT

      I’m dying here!! I want a copy of each but my work computer doesn’t allow the page to open (captive portal) and it won’t work on my phone. *headdesk*

      • Hmm. The site is supposed to work on mobile. I’ve tested it on my iPad and my Android phone. What kind of phone are you using? What’s happening when you try to reach the site?

        • Ellen Harman

          I ordered on my samsung tablet so that works.

        • SofiaT

          It was an iPhone4 but kept freezing when I selected the book I wanted. Took a couple of efforts but it finally worked! Most likely my Internet provider is to blame. I just freaked out because I got to interview a person in 10 mins and I thought all copies would be gone by the time I was done. Phew!

    • Ellen Harman

      You now have 9 left of the signed copy. Thank you for the offer, I was going to pick it up from amazon at some point soon.

      • Thank you so much, Ellen! I really appreciate it!

        (And only 7 left now…)

    • Yay! My Artifice was lost in the move T_T so I need a new copy.

    • Ok, totally just bought the signed copy to replace the one that went missing in the move. I am soooo happy you put these up, Alex. ^_^!!! Thank you!!!

      • You’re very welcome. Thank you for your order! I can’t wait to send it to you! 🙂

    • Sapfo

      I can always try to sing and/or dance for money. Maybe someone will feel sorry for me. Oh well, maybe this opportunity can come back sometime later -_- I live on hope!

    • I couldn’t wait and bought Artifice off of Amazon (sorry) a while ago, but it is seriously gorgeous. One copy for me and one for a gift. Trust me everyone, you want one. The hard copy is worth it in every way! Thanks Alex. Exciting and congratulations.

    • Waaaaaant. But I can’t really justify the international shipping when it’s almost as much as the book itself. (Don’t worry, Alex, I know only too well how much international shipping from the US costs these days.) I’ll put the money into the next Kickstarter instead. 🙂

  • Dorian Hoppie

    OMG! ALEX! THIS IS AMAZING! I was at first just curious because it was a neat story, BUT NOW I CRAVE MORE BECAUSE IT’S BECOME SO INTERESTING@!1!!!! FANTASTIC JOB!

  • ZHODY

    Who’s he being binded to!/

  • devil_woman_24

    OMG What an orgasm Kyle had there!!

    • WarGoddess

      Nice Starfighter avatar!! XD

  • Thanatopia

    …I don’t like the sound of that. And given the vaguely Lovecraftian sound of the spell, I’m sure as heck hoping that the stars are still wrong.

  • starangeldragon .

    oooh if i was there i would be kicking duncan into the ground

  • Wayne Lunkwitz

    A firey orgasm O-O and from the looks of it if that was standard baby batter it would have drowned every last flame!

  • Klaus

    Strange that Sircea does not show up to cast the spell herself, now that Kyle is imobilized.

    BTW do we trust Duncan when he says that Kyle will come out of this unhurt?

    • I don’t think he’s intending for Kyle to get hurt (physically). He doesn’t look like he, himself, is deriving any pleasure from the circumstances.

      As for Sircea not being there, it’s possible that it was always something that he intended to do alone. Had Kyle been into women, and Sircea had seduced the boy, would Duncan have shown up after he was subdued.

      Oh hey, is Sircea fireproof or would she magic herself fireproof?

      • WarGoddess

        I’m guessing magic, but we don’t really know the full extent of her powers yet. 🙂

  • @disqus_yjiINLn9PV:disqus Just wanted to let you know I think your art is incredible.

    • SofiaT

      Ditto!! Red Hot looks awesome as a girl!
      And great suit for female Anni!

      • Wish I could draw even one of those boots.

        • SofiaT

          I can draw -and I used to play a lot with charcoal when I was younger- but not well enough that I can just make things out of the top of my head. I need to have a model, especially for the human form. I was always fascinated with the ability of comic book artists to draw humans in motion with no model, just using their own imagination and (considerable) talent.

          • My mom is like that, needing a picture or a model to work from. Me…I’d be lucky if something I doodled ever looked like anything. Okay, maybe not that bad, but yeah, I can’t really draw. I wish I could.

          • SofiaT

            My mom can draw like that too but we have a completely different drawing style. She uses small strokes that almost look like connecting dots while I use long lines and curves (and need to correct a lot).

            When I was in middle school I used to practice drawing by copying my Asterix album covers.

            Asterix and Obelix are now the only characters I can draw from memory 😀

          • *grumbling about lack of talent* Well, I do have a 3D art program, Bryce, which I like to play with, but that’s like doing a puzzle, creating scenes with premade pieces. But that’s about all I got.

            But yeah, I wish I could create characters like WarGoddess did or various comic artists.

          • SofiaT

            That takes talent too. I’m hopeless with software.

          • One of mine. Up for a short bit

            http://tinyurl.com/n9xrboq

          • SofiaT

            So, you’re named Admiral for a reason then?
            You love the high seas!

            No wonder you’re aboard The Redilator!

          • 😛 Yes and no. It’s a little complicated, the ocean scares me, but I love pirate ships and such. The irony, no?

            (I’ve been dithering here what to say, sooo I’ll just leave it at that.)

          • SofiaT

            Fair enough!

            Sorry it took me so long to reply.
            I think I swallowed a shard of porcelain. o.O

          • Not a problem, I got a few minute in on my writing. 🙂 Hope you’re okay.

          • SofiaT

            I’ll live 😛

            Seriously, I freaked out a bit because I have stomach problems as it is, no need to add more in the mix.

            But at least the timing is good, I’m going into hospital for an endoscopy Monday anyway, if it’s done any damage they’ll see it.

          • WarGoddess

            Well, you’re still typing out messages, so this is a very, very good sign. Just a word of warning…do NOT go towards the light!!! I don’t think anyone here could live without you! (;~;) Hopefully it doesn’t do anything bad, but I know you’ll be alright. 😀

          • Yes! No white light for you. In fact I think I read about your problem in a fairy tale… eventually a handsome prince comes along and melts the porcelain chard and… wait… sorry I think that was an ice sliver. Well, report back to us please. Maybe the handsome prince will give you the Endoscopy and that’s sort of the same… right?

          • WarGoddess

            I think I remember that story! Was it one of Anderson’s fairy tales? I have the book…..:D

          • Yep! Snow Queen…

          • WarGoddess

            Ah HAH!! Yes, I remember it so well…it was such a painful-sounding predicament……

          • Adam Black

            Chris read the Oglaf version 😉

          • Aahahaha… I did last time you posted the link to him. I think the Admiral said it got read in one go… me too. Laughed so hard and had to read from end to end.

          • Adam Black

            we cant have that.

            Darwin has all the luck : http://dcisgoingtohell.com/241-into-the-woods-partxxviii/

          • Adam Black

            if you hear waa, waa guitars in the Dr office, flee

          • 1970s porno music cue: “Bow chicka wow wow…”

            Yep… he’s right… fleeeeeeeee.

          • SofiaT

            I just woke up so I made it through the night 😉

          • WarGoddess

            Yay!! XD

          • Excellent news! I knew a bit of Wedgwood wouldn’t be enough to keep you down! 🙂

          • SofiaT

            😛

          • Adam Black

            Source of your problems?

            “Sofia, did you know you have an entire china set in your intestines ”
            Sorry 🙂 GL tomorrow

          • Adam Black

            grr Damn Instant Karma…
            making a cappacinno and the glass broke

          • SofiaT

            *mwa ha ha ha*

          • Adam Black

            Your powers are noted

          • SofiaT

            I’m Sabbath-born.

            Greek superstition says that Sabbath-born people are very lucky and their wishes and curses are mighty powerful.

            So try not to piss me off 😉

          • Yeahhhhh and in spite of her protests to the contrary, she may have POWER TATS hidden on parts of her body not shown in her avatar… so she and Tsunami might just kick some butt.

            Caution is called for here.

          • Adam Black

            ( Trying not to use that pun…. )

          • Adam thy name is “restraint.”

          • Adam Black

            ( screw that!)

            So you are saying not to go tit-for-tat ?

          • LOL

            Hey she’s the one with the powers… not me. 😀

          • SofiaT

            Do you use that pun. I’m curious what’s going on in that head of yours.

          • Adam Black

            see below

          • Adam Black

            This an ancient greek sabbath?
            ( which God? )

            the original hebrew one or some modern one?

          • Clearly the one who’s hard on crockery….

          • Adam Black

            Sounds like Dionysus.
            That would make a good title for a cookbook
            “Hard on Crockery”

          • WarGoddess

            Ooooh, it could have pictures of naked men cooking the recipes in it, almost like one of those calendars! Get it? HARD on Crockery? lol XD

          • SofiaT

            You’re unbelievable! 😀

          • WarGoddess

            I try! XD

          • Adam Black

            Hmm No one has ever implied I was too subtle before.
            Is this creeping maturity?

          • SofiaT

            Or your brain is like a maze to me. If I try to find my way through it, I’ll most likely stay stranded there for days, till someone comes to my rescue.

          • Adam Black
          • Do you rec. the book?

          • Adam Black

            above most things.

          • Cool thanks… I’m always keeping a list of must reads!

          • Adam Black

            The very First page , only , is stream of consciousness with latin words ( common plants , plays, metaphors ) . Look them up.

            There is also some early reality warping, and David Lynchian alt/sub universe scenes.

            on my second reading ( when I refused to skip any foreign words ) it all made a lot more sense.
            ( Which is important in a book with magic, techno-magic, secret drugs, arcane rituals , doppelgangers, and identity merging, virtual realities , and doesnt telegraph these things. )

          • Excellent. It just moved way up the list. I’m actually a reader who stops and pulls out the computer to see if it’s a real word or not….. so cool.

          • Adam Black

            second time i only found one word I couldnt look up , so I called harvard botanical garden, and found out it was VERY REAL. ( this was in the ninties ) . He sent me an information packet.

            Don’t worry. Google will have you fully covered.

          • Thanks and HA!

            Don’t worry, I too remember the days when we’d have to go to the library (see children that’s a building with a lot of books and… oh… books… see those are these things with pages where the font size is fixed and… oh… fonts… see in those days we just called them letters, unless we were printers… oh… printers… see those were… Oh never mind…)

            Thanks Adam.

          • Adam Black
          • The beginning of the end………….

          • WarGoddess

            And the end of a beginning……wait. Not sure where I was going with that. Carry on! 😀

          • Adam Black

            yeah, but they wear sandels, because they smash the cookware when done.

            well, yeah, you did get that joke. But you should google it to see if someone has already beat us to it.

          • WarGoddess

            Let’s hope it isn’t copyrighted, ’cause I would pay for that to come out as a…HARDcopy. XD

          • Adam Black

            Quick go register the domain names, before someone steals it.

          • WarGoddess

            You may have to, ’cause I have no idea how to do that. XD

          • *snort*

          • WarGoddess

            Yes, laugh, because now you will think about this perverted innuendo every time you read a HARD back book. XD

          • Adam Black

            to a man it reads like like innuendo, than a fact of life

          • SofiaT

            We call Saturday “Sabbath” (Savvato), especially the night between Friday and Saturday, after midnight and before dawn.

            I assume it’s a loan from Hebrew because the word means nothing in Greek. Paraskevi (Friday) means “preparation day”, Kyriaki (Sunday) means “Lord’s day” and Mon-Tues-Wed-Thurs mean “second-third-fourth-fifth”. Savvato is the only day of the week with no etymological meaning.

          • Actually almost all of your cool Greek words sound like Duncan’s spell words… Mmmmmm….

          • SofiaT

            All Greek words are cool 😀

            …especially kimono, coming from the greek word chimona, which means winter. And what do you wear in winter to keep you warm? A robe. There you go!

            Seriously now, I was blessed to be born in one of the richest and most melodious languages in the world. I’m very grateful to The Fates for it. (As a joke says: being born a Greek and dying a Greek is a great fortune. The in-between period is very unlucky though).

          • Fact.

            Best deities, great words, good food… yep some just good stuff! Did the Greeks originate the Furies also? Always loved them. Scary bunch. I’ll bet even Anni might leave town for a bit if they were looking for him.

            (wow… that was a non sequitur)

          • SofiaT

            Erinyes is their Greek name, and yep, they’re ours.

            Pretty much all Roman mythology is just the Greek mythology with new names.

          • WarGoddess

            Yup, definitely true!! Whenever I tell people that my first name is Aries, they automatically think that it’s Ares, the Greek god of war. It is actually the name of the first zodiac sign on the zodiac wheel, and the name of the golden-fleeced ram from Greek mythology. It is related to the Greek god Ares because the planet ruling over the constellation is Mars, which is the Roman name for Ares. It’s also why I have my name as WarGoddess on here, because that’s what they nicknamed me in marching band. 😀

          • SofiaT

            I think Aries is just the roman word for ram. As far as I know the golder ram had no name.

            I like your name though!

          • WarGoddess

            Thanks! I’ve been looking up as many facts as possible about my name, and unless I’ve been misled by the internet (which wouldn’t surprise me), I learned that Aries is latin for “the ram,” it is commonly used as a last name, and it is closely related to the story of Jason and the Argonauts, and the Golden Fleece. 😀

          • SofiaT

            Btw, I always wanted to have a daughter and name her Nefeli (the mom of Elli and Frixos). It means “cloud” in Greek.

            Maya is also a favourite name for a girl. It’s according to greek lore the youngest and brightest of the sisters that make the constellation of Taurus.

          • WarGoddess

            That’s cool!!! 😀

          • WarGoddess

            Oh wow, I thought kimono was Japanese. Then again, Japan integrated a lot of other cultures into its own, so they could’ve gotten it from there.

          • SofiaT

            It is Japanese! I just quoted My Big Fat Greek Wedding! 🙂

          • WarGoddess

            OMG you just mentioned a reference that I should have known but didn’t!! I love that movie, but I haven’t seen it in ages! I have it as a VHS movie, but I have no VCR currently. I have failed as a pop-in comedian, lol. XD

          • SofiaT

            *pats back* Go watch it again.
            That movie is so freaking true it’s ridiculous.

            …Which of course was the whole point of it.

          • One of my best friends has THAT giant Greek family and when he tells stories about his father… OMG it’s so funny I could pee myself. He told me his father does that, “Every word in creation has a Greek root” thing long before that film came out. So when I saw the film… I pretty much fell out.

            So so freaking true. LOL.

          • SofiaT

            Um, well not every word…. but an average, educated english speaker’s vocabulary does have about 4,000 greek words in it. And that’s not counting words where just the root is greek. 😛

          • WarGoddess

            Yes, and a majority of English has come from other languages, including Latin.

          • SofiaT

            English has the peculiarity of being a germanic language with a lot of romance (aka latin) words and greek words in it.

          • Adam Black

            There is a new theory that English is actually rooted in Pidgin Norse , and not germanic. Explains the word order.

          • Adam Black

            Last Century, English starting returning the favor.
            ( Much to the French’s dismay )

          • Adam Black

            Biblical Sabbath goes from friday sunset to saturday sunset, but paul ( ? ) changed it to Sunday.

            In English christian culture “sabbath” often refers to sunday, but…yeah I give you this one.
            I was hoping it was ancient greek one with some magical lore behind it.

          • SofiaT

            Yeah, we’ve kept the biblical meaning of it.

            As far as I know, ancient Greeks didn’t pay particular attention in a specific day of the week, I don’t think they had “weekends”. But I could be wrong.

            Here’s a nice piece of lore for you: While Western countries consider Friday the 13th to be unlucky, the Greeks consider Tuesday the 13.

            This is because

            a) the ancient Greeks thought the 13th day of the month was bad for sowing and

            b) the day Constantinople fell to the Turks was a Tuesday.

          • WarGoddess

            I’m so sorry for laughing, I really am! (As I continue to laugh like the asshole I am) lol XD

          • Adam Black

            I salvaged the coffee,

            ( didnt find any shards… )

            So , I am unreformed.

            The glass was worth my original joke.
            ( Dont you mean “GlassHole” ? )

          • Do not even joke about such a thing. I fear that every time.

          • Adam Black

            I wasnt JOKING.
            It actually happened, just as you read.

          • Dammit! (sorry) I think I’ll stay away from the espresso maker today, latte’s been coming out bitter any way.

          • SofiaT

            “ah! my lost playmobil!”

          • Adam Black

            maybe its the source of your magic

          • Fingers crossed you’re a-okay. A lot of times swallowed things just come out without issue.

          • WarGoddess

            Oh noez!!! (OoO)/ What on earth happened?!!

          • SofiaT

            I kneaded some dough for homemade bread and then I took some of it aside to make a filled-in ciabatta. I mixed the feeling (tomato, feta cheese and oregano) in a small white porcelain bowl. When I washed the bown, I noticed a big chunk had broken from it, but i thought it wasn’t a recent thing and I just hadn’t noticed.

            When I ate the ciabatta, I took a bite at a big piece of porcelain (damn thing was white so it looked just like feta cheese) -I compared it to the missing chunk from the bowl and it was 2/3 of it. I found another small piece in the ciabatta but still, I think another very small one I swallowed without realising. o.O

          • WarGoddess

            Oh dear, that’s rather unlucky…but hey, that recipe you were making sounds absolutely delicious! 😀

          • SofiaT

            You should try my homemade pizza! 😀

            That one is usually china-free.

          • WarGoddess

            I’d definitely try it! 😀

          • Do not tease about the pizza!

          • WarGoddess

            Well, if you think about it, Alex created these wonderful characters for his comic, but he’s having Adam and Vero bring them to life on the paper. Usually when it comes to comics, there are those that create the story, those that draw and ink the story, and those that color everything in-between. If you aren’t so good at drawing, you could always write out a story, or a description of a character, then find someone to illustrate it for you. That way, you can create characters of your own! 😀

          • *laughs*

            You do realized, though, that that would require me to share with other innocent human beings what is actually going on in the mildly disturbed and murky inner recesses of the fetid monkey enclosure that I call my imagination…

            I mean us hanging out here in Alex’s head is like Disneyland comparatively.

            Okay… Kyle is not currently at the ‘Happiest Place On Earth’, but you get my point. 🙂

          • WarGoddess

            You do have a point, but you may be surprised at how many people there are out there that have worse going on in their heads, lol. 😀

          • Oh my… and that’s supposed to comfort me? *laughs*

          • WarGoddess

            Not really comforting, more like preparing you for what’s really out there. 😀

          • Nooooooeeeee *buries head under pillow* Want to live in fantasy world…. 🙂

          • WarGoddess

            I do too!!! Let’s go off to a whole new world with Aladdin and leave all of our troubles behind!!

            http://i.qkme.me/3qngvc.jpg

          • LOL… ummm… does this carpet have seat belts?

          • WarGoddess

            You could wish for some, but I don’t think it’ll work unless Duncan really is exorcising a djinn from Kyle lol 😀

          • Adam Black

            The magic always turns dark…

          • Point. It DOES.

            And for someone who reads and enjoys a lot of really dark fantasy, I’m being really wussy about little Kyle’s bad day. Clearly cute suffering GAY boy has pushed my buttons. Please, I’ve read about characters swallowed whole by some tentacled great Old One and not batted an eyelash, but let old Duncan take lil Kyle out on a date, fill him up with a nice (okay a really nice) wine and I’m ready to throw a paddy of epic proportions when he does him dirt.

            Sorry, shippers… I’ll try to suck it up here. 😛

          • Adam Black

            Just think of the fetishes he will have after this

          • Plus side is good!

          • Adam Black

            Unless Kyle finds *You* hot.

            Comparatively speaking, ‘Cmon Bro- let-me-pee-on-you’ , is something you are more likely to survive than:
            ‘Don’t be little girl, If you can’t take my unholy armegeddon fire, than I’m just going to have to find a real man who doesnt cry at the first sign of nippleclamps and catching fire.’

          • LOL… Point#3. Yeppers.

          • Adam Black

            Normally, I would be totally down for that sort of thing myself, but I just can’t get over the smell of burning pubic hair. Its a deal-breaker.

          • WarGoddess

            The wine’s not the only thing he could’ve filled him up with. 😉

          • Point #2

          • Denise Cruz

            LOL Good point! LOL

          • Adam Black

            Very True.
            There is always Brain spiders

          • You can always count on them… they’re one of the few constants, I must say!

          • Adam Black

            Death, Time, Tide, taxes, & Brain-spiders, and Fox will cancel your favorite shows.

            Rain at funerals is a close-second. Ive been to like 20 rainy funerals and only 1 sunny.

          • I’m hoping one day that will be so.

          • WarGoddess

            Practice always helps! I’ve always believed that everyone has their own special talents in this world, those things they can do better than others and enjoy doing. Like me, I suck when it comes to sports, math, and several other things. Don’t be disappointed by those things that you aren’t as good at, but do your best to excel in the things that you are good at. It’s part of what makes you you, and what makes all of us individuals. 😀

          • Gotcha Coach! 🙂 I have things I’m good at, I just wish I could draw, then I could draw some of my characters.

          • WarGoddess

            You could always get a friend to draw your character concepts. 😀

          • That’s part of the problem. 🙂 I know people who know people, but I don’t know people. So it’s a little strange. And I’m broke.

          • WarGoddess

            I have all of the feels for you right now. (;~;)

          • WarGoddess

            Oh, I have to use references most of the time for certain poses. Sometimes I can picture what I want in my head, but it doesn’t come out right, so I need to look at a book on anatomy, or an Ultimate Spiderman comic book to get the feel of drawing superhero/villainesque people, lol 😀

          • May I ask where one can view your art?

          • WarGoddess

            Well, sadly, you have actually seen all of it that I have on the internet right now. I may be able to post more eventually, but I have no scanner, so all of my posting has been through taking pictures of my art with my phone and downloading them that way. The problem with this method though, is that I actually have to go to my friend’s houses to access their wifi, since I don’t have any of my own yet. But I do have a Deviantart account, and my name is WarGoddess92. It’s a recent creation so far. It’ll have the same Teahouse avatar, and my profile pic on my page will be of me wearing a Spiderman hoodie, lol. I will post more art over time! 😀

          • Thanks.

          • WarGoddess

            You’re welcome! 😀

        • WarGoddess

          It takes some practice, but I think anyone can do it if they put their mind to it. That’s what my mom always told me. 😀

          • I play, and my play has gotten better, but yeah, draw like you or the way I want to? I don’t have that talent. Which I guess lets me appreciate when someone can. So again, great job.

          • WarGoddess

            😀

      • WarGoddess

        Thank you! It took me a bit to modify the shiny platelets over the chest area so it would look good on a girl, and I’m glad that it turned out the way it did. I also thought that since Duncan was a female in the drawing, it would look weird if I just pulled back the hair into a ponytail. So, I decided to create the tiara/headband so she looked more feminine! 😀

    • WarGoddess

      Thank you so much! There were so many comments about the “what ifs” about the main characters being women, so I thought I’d draw how I pictured them! I mean, I think someone drew Red Hot as a girl, but no one had drawn the Annihilator as a girl! Needless to say, IT HAD TO BE DONE. XD

      • You did a spectacular job! Ever done commissions or for hire work?

        • WarGoddess

          Well, I’ve done some for friends, but I’ve never sold anything as of yet. I’ll get to that point eventually, I hope! 😀

          • SofiaT

            I used to make extra money on middle school because of Arts class. We’d have to draw scenes from greek mythology as homework and I used to charge my classmates 500 drachmas a page (that’s about 2USD). I think the teacher figured it out though because everyone else whose homework I’d done got an A and I got a B 🙁

          • WarGoddess

            Aww, that sucks. I think it was an ingenious idea, though! 😀

          • 🙂

  • Hehe. You’re very welcome, Mickey! I’m glad you’re looking forward to getting that signed copy! 🙂

  • vessto

    Pfffffffffff.XD I second that. I have supposition that they needed his orgasm.:)

  • SpookyDomme

    Hooooooly…

  • So quiet.

    • SofiaT

      I think that’s the “I’m going to get angry so as not to start crying” look.

      Edit: interesting that he can use his facial muscles enough to frown though.

      • Perhaps, I would bargain down to wanting to throw himself at him and attempt to throttle him. 🙂 But I think that’s part of why Anni told him not to strain.

      • Sapfo

        Kyle is lucky then, for me it is more like I cry to cover up that I am angry. It is very bad when I am really pissed of.

        • SofiaT

          Both can happen to me. Usually I get angry on purpose when I get sad, to hide the sadness.

          But nothing pisses me off more than when I start crying because I’m angry. That’s completely involuntary -and it’s a vicious circle, the more I cry the angrier I get.

          • WarGoddess

            Yeeeaaahh, I know how you feel. Try being a person like me, who gets angry and frustrated easily, but cries when I’m angry…and stick me in Marine boot camp. It wasn’t fun, I tell you. 🙁

          • It was many years ago, but my little brother survived Marine boot camp and told me (years later) that he spent one morning around 3:00 AM crying in the showers… and he’s a tough-ass. So you are so not alone.

          • WarGoddess

            Yay!! XD

        • Feverfew_M

          Same here, and I hate it. So not impressive. :/

  • Feverfew_M

    No lasting effects, eh. I guess we’ll have to take his word for it…

    I still live in hope… while anxiously biting my nails.

  • RikkeDJ

    I really love this story! The drawings and characters are awesome, I am really really really looking foreward to the next page!

  • Kalynn Osburn

    Can’t help myself…

    Every sperm is sacred.
    Every sperm is good.

  • Soubi

    That’s…true. Especially since it turned out like this. -Sobs into forever-

  • WarGoddess

    Thought this would sorta describe Duncan and Kyle’s relationship lol….

    http://wargoddess92.deviantart.com/art/Duncan-and-Kyle-meme-403081152

    • SofiaT

      Love it!!

      • WarGoddess

        Yay!! Most people have been replying to it on Deviantart, you’re the first to comment on it here! I’m glad you like it! 😀

        • I favorited it on Deviant art, but I will add to it here!

          • WarGoddess

            Thank you! Just as long as people like it, I’m good! 😀

          • It fits perfectly. And it’s always nice when people like what you do. 🙂

          • WarGoddess

            Yes, it is. I like for people to be happy, and forget about being upset about things. The world would be better with more laughter! 😀

          • Agreed!

  • Skittles 4ever

    Anyone speak magic? I wanna know what he’s saying so I can try this on my friend. Wonder if they’ll burst into t flames too? Or would that be me? ^_^

    • I hope it’s a REALLY REALLY good friend, because basically you’re going to make him ejaculate fire like on a Vesuvian level and depending on the guy… it could make or break your friendship. Just sayin’

      • Skittles 4ever

        It’ll be okay, I’d just need to give them an apology and a box of chocolate. No one can resist the chocolate! No one! *evil laugh* (<-Knows the secret to eternal friendship) ^_^

        • WarGoddess

          Omg, chocolate is the best thing on Earth! Besides two gorgeous men making out between the sheets, like we had earlier, before Duncan decided to go all BADDY MCBADPANTS on our sweet, innocent young Kyle!! (/O#O)/ ~ |___|

          • Duncan’s going to need some seriously good chocolate to fix this sucker… you know?

          • WarGoddess

            Yes, and so am I. XD

          • I think it’s going to be awhile before Kyle calms down enough to eat any of it. His flames will keep melting it.

  • I just realized (GIANT FACEPALM) that I’ve been contributing to these Wednesday pages… Weeeell… do you think Alex realizes that if he uses OUR money to torture us by dragging out all this Kyle suffering… well… well… erm… HE’S GONNA GET A RASH!! A really bad one too. In an uncomfortable spot.

    Okay… I’m better now. I just had a hard thought, but I’m over it now.

    I still donated to the extra page. Sheeeeesh. I’m such a masochist. 😛

    • SofiaT

      I spent close to 100AUD at Alex’s new online store yesterday, so I have to be extra careful with my money till I get paid in 2 weeks as it is (plus the KHAOS kickstarter ends in 2 days and that will be another $80 or so taken out of my account -totally worth it btw!).

      So no more donations for me for a few weeks at least. But I trust the other readers won’t leave us hanging 😀

      • Zothecula Shinkousha

        I feel silly asking this, but what is KHAOS

        • SofiaT

          KHAOS is a beautiful collection of comic book stories of 4 different couples, each with each own problems and obstacles to overcome. Wonderful storytelling, the art is “rougher” than TYP but doesn’t take anything away from the brilliance of it all. The stories can stand alone but they’re interconnected so it’s better if you read them all in the right order. The kickstarter ends soon so I suggest you check them out ASAP! 🙂

          • Zothecula Shinkousha

            Thanks, looks worth while.

          • Thanks from me also… new and very cool looking.

          • SofiaT

            No worries mate 🙂

    • Adam Black

      Its just part of the cycle of creation.
      Alex must pay his muses in reader tears for the story to go on.

  • Dark_Otter

    This pretty much confirms my theory. This whole thing was a setup so Duncan could bind Kyle’s powers. I suppose Duncan, Sircea, or someone else thought Kyle was too powerful, or had too much potential, and had to be stopped.

    So what becomes of Kyle once he doesn’t have superpowers? Is he going to die in a bus explosion?

    • In the film, Magneto booted Mystique’s pretty butt out of the back of that van pretty fast once she lost her powers, didn’t he? Cold blooded b*stard.

    • Adam Black

      porn star?.. until he gets them back, tragically on set

      • Which if we go by my theory, would be where the new Two Face comes in.

        • Adam Black

          Thats awesome!
          facials gone wrong!

          • It’s lucky for the new Batman he always wore his old supersuit to work. It’s the only way he could keep his new identity secret.

            After that, I got nothin.

          • Adam Black

            I can’t tell all these McBatmans apart.

            and they *never* give you fries with that.

          • Ummm….

          • Adam Black
          • Ah. Okay then. Now it makes sense. Funny.

            Though I’m not so certain the notion of… Really? Really? Franchising Batman? I’m still trying to come to terms with the fact Batman had a kid which I only learned because a friend gave me Batman #13 (new 52) and then to find they offed him. Good grief. I think soap operas are less confusing.

          • Adam Black

            Red Robin?

          • I’m supposed to be watching a movie here. I shouldn’t laugh. I shouldn’t laugh.

          • Adam Black

            more proof that jack-in-the-box is evil

          • There always was something off about him.

          • Okay, now I can laugh! I’ll have the #3 Joker combo with that. What do you mean do I want to keep my teeth with that.

          • Adam Black

            harley fries?

          • Those will get you every time. Don’t have the Bane shake, it has weird side-effects

          • Adam Black

            Yeah, I agree,

            The supersoldier serum smoothee nextdoor doesnt even require weird injections

          • But the gamma ray chocolate hulk chunk cookies, watch out for those. I always find myself in ripped purple pants afterwards and the weird desire to smash things.

          • Adam Black

            sounds like Pcp-pot chip cookies there… stay away from the imitation stuff

          • Imitation. I should have known. I do hear that bat biscuits aren’t bad.

            I wonder if crossing superhero universes is like crossing the streams.

          • Adam Black

            ah, “sword-fighting” , like college

          • Not the streams I meant. 😛 And now I can’t get that image out of my head. *EVIL*

            Here, have some harley fries.

          • It was a tragic day on set. All the screams (almost wrote cream) and somewhere amongst them was the faint whisper of revenge.

            Yup, got nothin. Because as a former porn star would this new Two Face have a coin he flipped? Maybe that’s how he ended up doing the scene…oh bad flip there.

          • Adam Black

            Google up a sex act with a coin

          • The first one that comes to mind is just wrong.

            But I found this. Which I suppose would be interesting.

            http://io9.com/ancient-roman-coins-depict-sundry-sexual-acts-but-what-1277370698

            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spintria

    • Nope, this is the new Batman origin story.

  • That’s an interesting observation. I think it is just a matter of fact for Duncan. A bit cold there. But then he is impervious to pretty much everything so, I think there is also a sense of arrogance on his part. So saying, if whatever it is that’s coming out of Kyle has startled the Annihilator, then that is something quite spectacular.

  • SofiaT

    That’s very interesting. In the panel where he delivers the second incantation, I thought the way he was touching Kyle seemed very soft and careful (especially in comparison to the first spell) but I also thought maybe it was just me and a bit of wishful thinking on my part. Could still be wishful thinking of course, but I’m glad someone else also notices Duncan’s body language isn’t exactly consistent with his words (not only in this page either).

  • Ummm… should we be disturbed that above you casually wrote,

    “Generally with Dark Magick,”

    I mean when we find our self on a casual first name basis with Dark Magick (not even every-day ‘magic’, but ‘DARK MAGICK’!) that’s probably not good right? Like when your mom tells you she doesn’t think your friends are a good influence. You know, like that. Maybe a bit too familiar with the dark-side. LOL.

    Just consider this a friendly public service message from your friends here at YP or before you know it you’re up to your nipples in beings with tentacles. 🙂

    • I noticed that, but you know, if someone is that comfortable with Dark Magick to mention it so easily, I thought it best to let it pass.

    • Adam Black

      party-pooper

      Whats a little harmless shibboloth between adjacent-plane denizens?

      Listen Mrs. Kravitz,

      When two adults , that otherwise would normally be capable of consent, get together to break down the normal barriers of all reality and unleash a little creeping chaos, what’s it to you , anyways?

      When, whatever mad entity now inhabiting the mind that used to be Kyles, regains the power speech, I’m sure he’ll go tell you: meshugganah Chtopros Bottomarah

      Which I think translates to: ‘A good time was had by all, so get me a beer before I pull you and your monkey ancestors into to be my eternal servants.

    • chaz

      Lol Chris, not a familiarity with the Dark Stuff per se, as much as it’s representation in media. What IS certain is that magick is powered by Will thought and Emotion, So when you have something darker, you have lower-vibrational emotions connected to it, like greed, fear, envy, malice etc blah blah blah, and there are certain things that are done in artwork when someone is malevolent. there are ways of portraying emotion in the body as it were

  • SofiaT

    Someone asked me below what is the url for Alex’s online store (still in beta, hasn’t been launched properly) but I couldn’t reply because the comment awaits moderation. So here it is for anyone who wants it: http://store.yaoi911.com/

    Cheers!

  • Denise Cruz

    Did anyone succeed in translating that spell?
    I’m dying of curiosity here, but have not found anything that made any sense… (sighs).

    • SofiaT

      Danishwolf found that “keturah” means incense so maybe “katorah” is from that (and therefore connected to sacrifice?) and also that “mashaa” may be connected to the islamic “mashallah” -that literally means “Allah wills it”. But from my experience (got lots of Arab friends) it’s most often used as a ward, to protect from the evil eye and ill intentions.

      Also, I think that “katorah” sounds suspiciously close to the greek “katara”, meaning “curse” -so it could be either?

      We’re all just making wild guesses here.

      • Denise Cruz

        I love all the wild guesses made here! It’s the most funny part of it! ^v^ Thanks!
        If “katorah” means curse, as “katara”, it could really mean that Anni is taking out some demon from Kyle’s body, as a lot of comments had suggested before…
        But, if “mashaa” really comes from the islamic side, he can also be trying to protect Kyle from some evil wishes coming from someone else, with his own resources and researchs, (even from Sircea or his team mates). After all, he’s a bright, pretty strong and intelligent man.
        Oh, man! Alex is so good at this! He drives all of us crazy, trying to imagine what he’s pretending to do! lol

    • Adam Black

      I tried to look it up—but my Ouija board spontaneously combusted.

      I guess what I am saying is, if weather.com cant predict ball-Lightning , they ought to have some kind of disclaimers. People rely on that when get dressed to be accurate

      • Denise Cruz

        I tried to look up too, but couldn’ find anything with some kind of sense… It looks like Danishwolf got some lucky, anyway! That’s good! ^v^

    • Ingredients to Alex’ fave drink? Just askin’

      • Denise Cruz

        lol Who knows?! Maybe it could be…lol
        But, what kind of weird drink would make that kid gushing as a geyser like that?!

        • “Bartender! Bring me another ‘Flaming Anni’… urp…. and some peanuts.”

          • Denise Cruz

            Pleeaaseeeeee, if he brings it to you, ask him to also bring me one! “Flaming Anni” is something I must try, at least once! lol

          • A round for the table. Put it on my tab. *waves arm widely if slightly unsteadily* 🙂

  • So earlier Motor and I were bemoaning the perils of going backward too soon in a serial and suffering the perils of REALITY when confronted with the LONG SLOW MANIPULATIVE villainy of Duncan’s seduction.

    So for all you Duncan apologists, who so desperately want to cling to that last minute redemption plot line… it is with great Schadenfreude that I’d like to direct you to the last panel of “The Young Protectors: Engaging The Enemy Chapter Two—Page 3” and Duncan’s expression.

    If you can figure out how to redeem that face, then my hat is off to you. Good luck and God speed!

    Good night all.

    • Well if you can manage past the second panel, I found the face in panel 3 more creepy.

      http://webcomics.yaoi911.com/archive/ete-ch2-page-21/

      • SofiaT

        The Big Bad Wolf!

        …and doesn’t that panel make you wanna be Red (Riding Hood)?
        Even if you end up chewed and swallowed.

        • Seeeeee that’s exactly my point. I’d like to get some good Duncan love before he fire-chains me to the bed… erm… or at least after. Kyles is coming out short on all fronts. Bleh.

        • Depends. I have an aversion to pain. 😛

          • SofiaT

            Just a liiiiiiiiiitle bit of pain I could go for.

          • See is there a safe word? I think that’s what happened here, Kyle forgot to get a safe word.

        • Denise Cruz

          Chewed, unh?! Oh! I’d like it! lol I’d love it! O.o

      • Denise Cruz

        Creepy, you said, unh?! I think I’m the creepy one here, ’cause I think that’s SO freaking HOT! !! So Duncan! lol I love that! Could look at him all night long (or day, why not?! XDD)

        • Just something about that one comes across as creepy. lol

          • SofiaT

            Dangerous, yes. Ominous, also yes.

            Creepy is not a word I would use on this panel though, or on Duncan in general.

          • Yeah, I think I have to agree with this one… Creepy sort of denies hotness (50 Shades… THAT was creepy and NOT hot). No matter how much I whinge and moan… gotta admit the Dunc. is a hottie. So not creepy. Nope.

          • Okay, I shall use Ominous. That panel seemed ominous to me. 😛

    • SofiaT

      You’re directing me to that raised eyebrow and that smirk and you expect me to dislike Duncan??

      ..You may want to rethink your strategy 😛

      • 😛

        Oh I’ve given you up as a lost Duncan cause. Honestly the man could be disemboweling — and I know I’m not gonna change your mind. I’m just not ready to cuddle up to him with out checking my back for knives … you know what I’m saying?

        • SofiaT

          Oh, I wouldn’t trust Duncan as far as I can throw him. Which would be about 0.0000000002cm.

          But that doesn’t mean I can’t crush on him 😀

          • You’re right… I’m just saying you get NO redemption and my panel tells me I’m right! 🙂

          • SofiaT

            Nope. I remain unmoved in my faith that this Bad Boy will turn Good in the end.

            Bad Boys never turn Good in real life, which is why girls (and boys) all over the planet have had their hearts broken repeatedly. I demand a Bad Boy turned Good in fiction dammit!!

            And so far I’ve seen enough hints to convince me it’s possible. *puts captain hat back on and starts pacing the deck of HSS Redilator*

          • I can so picture it… you so have your left hand inserted between the lower buttons of your Napoleonic vest… don’t you?

            Okay, I give. I still say that panel pisses me off though and I’m sticking to my guns. Big guns… with Anni piercing bullets!!!!

          • SofiaT

            *gasps!* How did you know?

            But it’s the right hand, not the left. I am left-handed so I like to have my good hand free for important tasks such as … [fill in the blank ’cause I can’t think of anything at the moment]

          • Well, he didn’t see the hat. The hat is quite impressive

          • Tina

            I ship does not need a canon to be a ship! Hence why my OTP is RiSem teehee.

            Is there a pairing name for Kyle and Duncan? Dunlye? Kycan?

          • SofiaT

            I started calling them “Kylcan” but “Redilator” seemed to be the popular option, so it stuck 🙂

          • Oh thank you lord for the good name ‘Redilator’.

            No offense, but ‘Kylcan’ sounds like a name from a Sandra Harris romance novel where the men all have long hair and shaved bodies.

            I praise Alex for giving Duncan that extremely awesome dusting of silver fox chest hair. MEN! And for the name ‘Redilator’ I could be tempted over to the dark lure of seemingly impossible Duncan redemption…

            Oh time, she will tell. Oh yes she will. Erm… what chapter are we in again?

          • SofiaT

            I liked Kylcan. It sounded Celtic and I have a thing for all things Celtic.

            But Redilator sounds way more badass, I must admit.

            Plus, it makes you wanna say “I shall be back”.

          • All agrees… and thanks for the Celtic. He has body hair again in my head (okay that sounded odd) where before it had a little too much of that fancy romance novel name thing… Kylcan = Celtic. Better. Thx.

          • SofiaT

            You got a Highlander in mind now, don’t you?

            A plait wrapped around his middle with a leather belt, hanging low on his hips and with a piece of it thrown over his shoulder, shirtless, soft brown leather boots and a sword strapped on his back… Kylcan sounds good now, doesn’t it? 😀

          • WarGoddess

            You just described what I’ve envisioned as the perfect man. (o_O)

          • SofiaT

            And the best part is, both Kyle and Duncan would look mouth-watering in a plait.

            We need to put it in the list with all the future YP fanfic scenarios: The Highlander Young Protectors.

          • Grrrrrugggglllllllnggggallll … yep.

          • Tina

            RikuxAnsem from KIngdom Hearts. Very similar to Duncan and Kyle except not technically canon. Its how I came to love this story

          • SofiaT

            I assume we’re talking manga here? I’m completely ignorant when it comes to manga (and I’ll probably stay that way).

            WeLcome on board the HSS Redilator though! Let me know if you need a lifejacket 😀

          • Tina

            No its the Square-Enix game where Final Fantasy meets Disney. Tons of fun and tons of feels (and tons of yaoi once you get into the fandom). My all time favorite being the villain, Ansem, and the fallen angel Riku teehee

          • WarGoddess

            Haha Dunyle sounds like denial, lol XD

          • WarGoddess

            I’m right there with ya!!! Can I be your right-hand girl? 😀

          • SofiaT

            Sure, you can be the commander. 🙂

          • WarGoddess

            Yay!!!! Now I can sail the high seas in style!!! XD

  • Klaus

    The third and fifth frames raises this question: What has it got in its pocketses?

    • Oh oh. Is it string?

    • SofiaT

      We do know from chapter 1 he’s carrying an iphone somewhere on his suit. With how tight those tights are, I’d say that’s what one of the pockets is for.

      So…. the other ones carry tissues, keys and mints for fresh breath? 😀

      • Nope… fresh breath still doesn’t make him good…….. *taps foot waiting…*

        • A picture of his mother holding him while he was a baby?

          • SofiaT

            Even as a baby, Anni still has silver hair in my mind. o.O

          • *snort* Reminds me of the Virgin Mobile commercial of all the various ages of Richard Branson, where even as a baby he had that goatee. So you see silver hair, I see that beard of his.

          • SofiaT

            Great, now I want to draw a chubby baby with silver hair and a chinstrap beard!

          • It must be done! He must have the utility belt too.

          • SofiaT

            Lets ask @disqus_yjiINLn9PV:disqus to draw it, I’m sure she can do a better job than me.

          • Hopefully she will see this post. Must see baby Anni!

          • SofiaT

            I tagged her so she should see it.

            Which reminds me, where is @motordog ? I’ve missed him.

          • Hopefully. Well, it has been rather quiet up in here the last two nights.

            That’s strange, I tried to set up a tag for him as well, but it doesn’t seem to work for me either.

          • Oh experts… what are tags? And how dost thou mean to use them?

            *folds his hands and waits patiently for techy wisdom to rain down*

          • Well tagging I think in this instant would be invoking the spirits name like such: @chrisdangerfield:disqus But it seemed not to be working last eve.

          • Thank yew!

          • At your service! *bows*

          • WarGoddess

            Alright, so I drew the picture of baby Duncan and even added in Kyle for good measure, but I won’t have access to actual wifi until sometime tomorrow hopefully. I am sorry, but I will let you all know when I post it on my DA page, okay? You guys will have to judge whether or not I did a good job on it, ’cause I don’t normally draw babies. 😀

          • SofiaT

            YAY!! 😀

          • WarGoddess

            Hey, I posted that baby picture on my DA page! Here’s a link:

            http://wargoddess92.deviantart.com/art/Baby-Duncan-and-Kyle-D-403671738

          • Adam Black

            chinstraps are Modern evil

          • SofiaT

            I always thought chinstraps looked ridiculous.
            But Duncan makes even ridiculous look good.

          • Adam Black

            its the magic of colored ink

          • It’s that little point on the chin.

          • Steven Klimecky

            Strangely enough, I have seen them on a few choice young men as well, and they happen to look sooooo cute.

          • Adam Black

            I think its an illusion because its ink,

            IRL you wouldnt be able to hide the evil.
            Like how some ( most ) costumes look normal on a comic but not on a Real person

          • How about lamb chops?

          • Adam Black

            anything wide depends on the face it its on, the shape of both and the skill its cut.

            Chinstraps transcend all that , into pure evil.
            You cant judge thin lines across a guys face except as a mark of evil,

            or its just a dragking that wants to looks evil and penciled it in.

          • Always possible. That or they look amish.

          • Adam Black

            well yeah *thats* is evil

            ( sorry Amish )

          • I will give you that. But:

            http://tinyurl.com/mx5r5gd

          • Adam Black

            total serial look

          • He really needs to watch that.

          • Adam Black

            Its the full chinstrap, + stapstache that telegraphs superevil, its the new ghotee

          • Oh I have to agree with you there. There’s just no getting around that.

          • Worse than a soul patch?

          • Soul patch trumps lamb chops.

          • I know… how low can you goooooo?

          • Soul patch with lamb chops? 😛

          • Yep… there’s always another rung on the ladder of tacky. 😛 (indeed)

          • My lil brother has grown himself a pair of mutton chops, big bushy ones. I think it’s lucky his wife love’s him. 🙂

          • Adam Black

            not even in the same league

          • *full body shudder*

          • Adam Black

            In the nineties my understache was my only bodyhair that was completely blonde.
            and thats how i stated that trend.

          • It’s so true… all looks can be rocked by the right person.

          • Adam Black

            Then 7 years ago I brought the scruff beard back…
            That was me too.

          • Denise Cruz

            Awww! So cute!!!

          • Photo taken just before he then ripped out his mother’s throat with his super strong baby hands?

          • He was a good baby.

      • Klaus

        Ah yes. I had forgotten that. We actually see him taking it out of a pocket.

        http://webcomics.yaoi911.com/archive/ete-page-10/

  • SofiaT

    Oooooh! The donation button has broken again! We’re getting another page on Wed/day!

  • SofiaT

    Or we will go down with the ship!

  • Emiko

    oh my GOSH why isn’t it saturday yet…

    • Soon. In about 24 hours we should have the new page.

      • SofiaT

        Last Saturday it updated around 3pm my time, so I estimate between 17-19 hours left.

        • Well I didn’t want to be wrong, so I cast a wider net. 😛

          • SofiaT

            One more sleep and then camping.
            I like camping. Camping is fun 🙂

            I’ll start cooking early tomorrow so I can camp undisturbed in the afternoon. And I booked my driving lesson next Saturday for 9 in the morning so I can be parked back in bed with my netbook by 11am.

            I told the instructor I had “important business” later. 😛

          • Important indeed.

            Yes, camping here is the best. I’ll have to have the computer with me when we put in the movie tomorrow night. Ironman 3. Yay for Robert Downey Jr.

          • Denise Cruz

            I do like camping too! ^v^ It’s really fun! 😀
            Right here the update comes around 1:30 AM Friday/Saturday, every time!
            Now it’s 10:05 am at Friday. I’m anxious for tonight! 😉

          • Plaudits… I must learn from you. You have clearly turned camping into an artform. (I’m not worthy) Erm… what do you eat to survive the camp out?

          • I’ll be bringing coffee. Fresh roasted (by moi), and ground only before brewing.

          • I would have done more camping in the past if that had been the story… Sweet!

          • It’s the only way for coffee to be done and the only way to camp. And if we can snag those gingerbread biscuits, all will be perfect.

          • SofiaT

            *passes gingerbread biscuits around*

          • There may even be pumpkin cheese cake.

            Edit: of which I must now go make. 🙂

          • SofiaT

            oooooohhhh!!!
            Never had that but it sounds delicious.

            I had an American flatmate when I lived in London, she used to make pumpkin bread *sigh*

          • It’s that time of year here so it’s pumpkin everything. And I mean EVERYTHING!

          • SofiaT

            Unfortunately, if I ever do manage to come to The States, it will be in June-July so I can cross the San Diego Comicon off my bucket list. October doesn’t sound like a real possibility.

            I’ll search to see if any canned pumpkin puree can be found here.

          • Well, that is now in the oven. Fingers crossed.

            Yeah, the pumpkin products can be found in June-July, but it’s not easy (though you can always pick up a can of puree here and take it back with you). This time a year, woe to the one who dislikes pumpkin.

          • SofiaT

            I’m contemplating making pancakes. But I can’t deal with the aftermath of cleaning. I may go to the shops once they open (only 7am here) and get me a muffin or a couple of scones.

            I also have gingerbread biscuits 😀

          • Camping may be a bit too rudimentary of a word to describe this bacchanal…

          • SofiaT

            If you’re going to do something, you got to do it right.

            Plus, it’s morning for me, so breakfast is essential.

        • Ellen Harman

          East coast of US is at 3 am, which equals midnight on the west coast so Saturday.

          • Thank you kindly… as a west-coaster I was going to beg someone for a time-translation.

            See, I figure if I move the Tardis forward in time, then I can bring the page back to ‘now’ and then torture everyone by describing each panel really really slowly. Mwaaahahahahaha….

            (oh crap… Alex has a time lock on the future pages… dang…)

      • Erm… your post was ten hours AGO… so 24 hours from THEN is… Auuuuuuughhhhhhhhh… a long darn way away.

        Cruel!

        • Well considering now it was 13 hours ago, I’d give it about 8-10 hours left.

          • *sighs in relief for what will be the first of many sighs as the hours progress… can you kindly check back regularly? :)*

          • I check back too often. 😛

          • And you may count another hour and a half down.

          • blessings on your head.

          • 😛 And nigh 40 minutes since last posting.

          • Oh and look at that, another hour gone. 🙂 The anticipation grows like the distant sound of native drums as we draw ever closer.

            Or something like that.

          • Ohhhhheeeeeee Nice!

            I’m donning my official camping codpiece now and getting out the special stompy boots for when the time get’s close! Thank you for the kind update!

          • In about two and half to three hours, things start to really get jumping.

          • Well, we’re closing in. The drums are louder and the camp site should be coming into view soon. You might be able to see the light of the flames from the fire.

            As a west coaster myself, I’ve noticed it post mostly between 10 and 11.

          • We’re coming into T minus and counting.

          • Adam Black

            pics or it didnt happen

          • *laughs*

          • Adam Black

            ..waiting

          • Well, camp happened. Exciting stuff.

          • SofiaT

            4-6 hours left! 😀

          • So there is. 😀 The day seems to be speeding along well enough. Of course now that I’ve said it, it’ll slow down to a crawl.

          • SofiaT

            I’ve had some toast with jam and now going through the gingerbread biscuits with alarming speed.

            I wonder whether I should go take a walk or something, things seem slow here.

          • A walk is never a bad thing. Though running, I’m a firm believer that running can kill you. 😛

            The baking I did took away some time. You could always bake.

          • SofiaT

            I could bake a cake… or I could read the new comics I ordered online and which just arrived a couple of days ago.

            But I don’t want to get out of my YP mindset and focus on another world at the moment.

          • If the choice is between cake and comics not YP? Well, I’m always for cake. Which comics?

            A friend of mine sent me an assortment of DC comics, but I found them a little violent for my taste. I don’t know, but the drawings of someone using a hose to drown someone was a little gory.

          • SofiaT

            Some Thorgal albums I was missing and Superman, Earth: One.

            The cake is a definite yes in the near future because I’m going to a friend’s place tomorrow to hang out and watch movies so I’ll be bringing cake to snack on (read: to devour). Now the question is, chocolate cake or lemon and poppyseeds cake? Hm…

          • All three? 😛

            That’s a tough question.

          • SofiaT

            I’m outta here. Walking to the market to get ingredients for the cake. See you later!

            -In the meantime, check out this song someone wrote for Kyle: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UT3u4mM1zt0

          • That’s brilliant.

          • SofiaT

            It is, isn’t it? I wonder what’s her name here in Disqus *looks around suspiciously*

          • I was wondering the same thing.

          • SofiaT

            Which reminds me: is your name Jane or is there a story there?

          • I wouldn’t mind being a Jane, but alas ’tis not my name. But there is a sorta story to it sorta, but not really.
            It’s been my handle now for about ten years.

          • SofiaT

            Hehe!

            Well, the chicken and the potatoes are in the oven roasting so now my camping can officially start.
            And still keeping an eye out for motordog… *looks around worriedly*

          • Steak’s on the bbq here (apparently we eat a lot of it). Pie has been chilled and waiting to be consumed.

          • SofiaT

            Stop! I’m getting hungry! I timed my lunch to be ready a little after the time I’ve calculated the page to update. So I got at least another hour…

          • Sorry. 😛 We’re running late on dinner, so I’mma already hungry.

  • I don’t think the story would work as well with Sircea taking the lead and that was an arrogant assumption on Duncan’s part.

  • SofiaT

    Not yet. Lots of angst ahead before that happens… But yeah, c’mon Anni!!

  • La Belle Gigi

    Why do i get the feeling Kyle is getting depowered, at least temporarily?

    • Adam Black

      Nah, that just happens to every man for 15-35 minites

      • La Belle Gigi

        Well, that depends… I can shorten that to 5 if I really apply myself to it *snicker snicker snort*

        • Adam Black

          sounds like Kyle needs your help then

          • La Belle Gigi

            And miss out on all the fun?

            Aw HELL no!

  • And then there’s this way. That’s actually quite sweet.

  • ScorpioladyCZ

    Well, you are not the only with this pain in your heart. I experience this kind of total loneliness as well. It is a pain that there are no words for. And “thanx” to my autistic related handicap, I will most likely die never experiencing love, and many more “normal” things that make life worth living. It is hard, heart wrecking existence, full of desperation, tears and depression and I wish everyday I was never born. And I must fight through every day of this living hell, because I cannot leave my family and hurt them so much. So you are not alone. 🙂

  • Denise Cruz

    I’m dying for it! I love Anni the most!

  • Klaus

    Difficult to say. We can’t see his face very well.But I think things are going just as he expected.

  • MCSC

    Love, love, LOVE the comic!

    I just had to post that I’m tickled to report that I just finished reading a M/M romance book with the main characters named Kyle and Duncan. AND get this, Kyle is 17 years younger than Duncan!

    It’s a relatively short and mostly sweet story called /Duncan’s World/ by T. A. Chase. Just had to mention the co-inky-dinks. ;-D

  • b3nc0

    I thought Assholator needed Kyle to trust him for the magic to work? It’s kinda obvious he doesn’t anymore‼

    • SNAP! Clearly the evil pyrotechnic ejaculatory Djinn deed has been done… but there will be no more trust for the Assholator (new favorite name) from Little Red… EVAH again. This spell better work, because I think b3nc0 is right. No second chances old Duncan.

      Ahhhhh… why do I feel better? At least until mean, Anni-loving, SofiaT comes in and harshly debunks my little happy moment…

      *chris quickly trundles off to enjoy moment while folk down under are just waking up for their morning tea and switching computers on…*

      • SofiaT

        Hey, far be it from me to debunk your happy moment!

        Feel free to imagine ways to disembowel Duncan if it makes you feel any better! 😀

        • Hey, digging the new you.

          Ummm thanks… I try so hard, but you know I’m going to go belly up if that hottie can find even one decent way to redeem himself. Only a Duncan fan in denial would protest as much as I do. I just want him to be nice to the cute sweet gay boys… is that to much to ask of a super villain these days? I ask you.

          *sigh*

          • SofiaT

            The short answer is: yes.

            And thanks, but that’s the “old” me. 🙂
            It was taken 3-4 years ago on a Greek island (hence the tan). I haven’t been on a Greek island for waaaaayy to long.

          • I haven’t been on a Greek island for waaaaayy to long.

            True for so many of us!!!

    • Steven Klimecky

      Good point. Though maybe, for this second spell, such a trust level is not necessary.

  • b3nc0

    I’m thrilled there keeps to be bonus pages again & again, but wonder
    if it makes your job harder or if it dangerously lessens your buffer?

  • Melissa Longo

    I don’t know why I’m so surprised this happened…and I’m still enthralled with how things are going. Excellent work!

  • silibub

    *shows up late to the thread with Starbucks*

    If Duncan really is summoning something here, I wonder if the entity will be at all peeved that it’s been brought forth from what appears to be Kyle’s nethers.

    “WHAT MORTAL DARES SUMMON–dude, seriously? That’s gross. You’re gross.”

    Sorry, I’m just giddy with relief because it looks like I was wrong and Duncan never intended to kill Kyle or even bring much physical harm to him at all. I’ll tolerate a lot of bad behavior and emotional manipulation in my pairings, but murder attempts are ship sinkers! So I do have some standards.

    • Platos_Redhaired_Stepchild

      “WHAT MORTAL DARES SUMMON–dude, seriously? That’s gross. You’re gross.”

      Isn’t that what happened in Black Butler? Ciel is offered up to Sebastian as a human sacrifice and the demon says, “Hey, let me kill these perverts for you and avenge your parents death.”

  • Timothy Carpenter

    Thanks, Steven. I appreciate your thoughts.

    • Oh you are not alone. Not a bit. Neither of you. I’m trying hard to find the humor and fun I started with back on that deceptively perfidious date. Now, I have total faith in Alex’s intentions.

      That said, there is no doubt that using gay sexual betrayal to heighten drama is carving really really close to the bone for many of us readers who’ve been there. Racial conflict can create big drama. So can abuse and misogyny. Religious conflict too. And the drama can be fine literature, if handled well. But, there is no doubt that it all comes at a price for the reader and not every reader appreciates that. Personally, I really needed the comfort of Alex’s “spoilerish commentary,” because I like this series so much and needed to be able to relax a bit about what I was supporting. So that helped me.

      So, I’ve been there and have the t-shirts for a third world country kinda thing. So, you are not alone in struggling with the underlying ideas here. Ironically, I do agree that good drama requires all these things we discuss. Going through the ‘darkness’ so the light shines ‘brighter’ at the end and all of that.

      So I’m been empathizing pretty heavily with Steven’s posts and have definitely contributed a few of my own angsty ones to the bunch. Even though at this point, I’m trying really hard to stay on the super hero fun side of the entertainment line.

      If Alex’s work crosses that line (as is fully his right to do as he feels correct) then I’ll react accordingly. At the moment I don’t know exactly what I hope for in terms of ‘romance’. I do know that I truly want Kyle to find a friendly face soon and a hug, because only those of us who’ve been debased this way really know what these pages emotionally imply and it’s rough stuff.

      Anyway, hang in guys and maybe we’ll get a some lighter sailing and a cuppa tea before the next drama-storm. 🙂

      Best,
      ChrisD

      • Timothy Carpenter

        Thanks, Chris. I think the problem for me is that I have to sit with the story as it unfolds in serialization. It’s not like a “regular” short (?) story or film where I can move through the difficult bits in , more or less, real time. I have confidence in Alex’s storytelling – but the relatively slow pace can be excruciatingly awful or excruciatingly delightful. Rather like sex itself…

  • now, what fun would that be, for Superman?

  • Hikaru Takemori

    I did. My very first comment was about that fact and since then I have seen several other people metion it 🙂 .

  • I hate how Duncan is still being sadistic and not telling Kyle what he’s going to do to him: “Because with what is about to happen next, your silence will very likely be what keeps you alive.” Bastard. Just tell us. I mean him. At least let Kyle know what you’re giong to do to him.

    I can’t decide which I’m hoping for more

    -The spell goes wrong / Duncan has been played, and he calls it off because he thinks it will kill Kyle otherwise (yay!)

    -The spell goes wrong and whatever has just come out Kyle’s penis EATS DUNCAN.

    Currently going for Kyle’s penis demon baby eats Duncan. Yep. Think that’s the best way forward.

    • Tina

      Number 1 would be very delicious…

      However number 2 would be hilarious. Especially imaging the after math when Kyle goes home with a new “pet” and has to explain it to the Commander.

      • Commander: I don’t care where you got it from, get rid of it!
        Kyle: But Commander, it…it came from my penis…

    • SofiaT

      Am I the only one who’s not so sure Kyle is having an orgasm at the moment and the explosion is coming from his genitals?

      • I think the orgasm is over, but there is probably residual pleasure or sensitivity at the least. This new thing, I don’t think there is pain, but I wouldn’t say there was another climax.

        • SofiaT

          Everyone is commenting on the “fire-jizz” and I’m not sure whether they’re joking or not but I’ll agree with @silibub:disqus; whatever it is, seems to be coming from within him not his… privates.

          • Denise Cruz

            I did comment about the geyser thing… XD But, I’m not so sure about it too. It can perfectly be coming from whithin him,as you said. ^^

          • Evoru

            Except that if you notice the most intense part of the eruption, it seems to be located PRECISELY where his wee little manhood would be.

            Yep. Goodness gracious, great balls of fire.

          • Denise Cruz

            lol I know, Evoru.. but, it could be a (happy) coincidence, couldn’t it?! (Hardly, I know! But, lets try thinking freely… lol)

          • Oh I’m sure it’s coming from him. I think everyone has their tongue firmly planted in their cheek over the other

          • We don’t really know. Alex’ dislike of the uncovered super junk means that in every shot Kyles genitals have been covered by the sheet, Duncan’s body (oh that body) or fire. So even if it was ‘shooting’ there would be no way to show it without… erm… showing IT. So I think we get to please ourselves and I definitely did.

            (Oh that came out oddly…)

          • Then it’s definitely a super thingy to emit such a… I’m gonna stop there. 😛

          • Tis okay I completed your sentence in my mind. Nice!

          • It was probably better in your mind than in mine. *snicker*

          • Oh I doubt it… I’ve read enough to know you have a creative and interesting department up there…… *grins*

          • Have I been that transparent? 🙂 You know what with great imagination comes a lot of…stuff

          • Oh indeed I do know… I really need to do some house cleaning “up there.

          • It does need a bit of dusting upon occasion. It’s never good to let things sit for too long or ideas cross pollinate and then… well that is just trouble. 🙂

        • Hikaru Takemori

          I’d say the lack of flames extending form Kyles extremities is a good indicater that the orgasm has ended. Another thing that Kyle is coherent enough to be upset.

      • Oh dear… if he’s NOT getting an orgasm and nothing is shooting out of his genitals, then this really does go down in history as one of the worlds worst first dates. Poor Kyle. I’m really hoping you’re wrong. We’ve been pretty much WOG’d that it’s going to get worse before better so he really ought to go into it with a teensy bit of after glow. AND if this is the standard Duncan date then he’s not getting much repeat business… which would explain the super villain bitterness.

    • Denise Cruz

      I don’t think he’s been a sadistic about it, anyway. Maybe he’s protecting the Red Hot from something else…

      • SofiaT

        Or maybe it would ruin the whole storytelling if we knew everything in advance 😛

        • Denise Cruz

          True! I didn’t say I knew everything, anyway…Just saying I don’t believe Anni is being sadistic

          • SofiaT

            We agree; also I didn’t mean you thought you knew everything. Just that blaming Duncan for a story-telling device is unfair. There are so many other things we can fairly blame him for, lets not add non-existing crimes into the mix 😀

          • Denise Cruz

            lol I know you didn’t! ^v^ I’m just too impulsive, sometimes… (lots of times! XD)
            He is, indeed, guilty for many things! (Including for having put his clothes on again!)

          • SofiaT

            *nods sadly*

            That’s his gravest sin.

          • Denise Cruz

            What do you think would be a fair punishment for that horrible sin of his? O.o

          • SofiaT

            Spanking. I think Duncan deserves to be spanked.

            Bad, Anni, bad.

          • Denise Cruz

            Ooooohhhh! Please, let me help with it! lol BUT, no hard spanking! It could damage that beautiful structure!

          • Disagree… the “long-term story telling device” lives outside of who Alex created in the character of Duncan. Duncan’s actions on a personal emotional level will not (in his consciousness) ever be motivated by our emotional needs as an audience of readers nor Alex’s needs to furthering plot.

            Those things DO come into play but out side of ‘who’ Duncan is as a character. So Denise is being completely fair in discussing Duncan’s emotional behaviors from the point of view of a human within the world he inhabits. This discussion is in the POV of god, which is great for intellectualizing, but not applicable to the reality of how Duncan ‘feels’ when he takes various actions from inside his reality. He most definitely is behaving sadistically within the story… and as super villain, as much as it pains me because I have a soft spot for poor gay Kyle, I have to admit that’s his job and he does it well.

          • I like Duncan too, great character and sexy as all get out, but come on… he IS being sadistic, he has been fully SADISTIC, clearly he has no intention of not being as sadistic toward Kyle as possible. Somebody else said it well,”Sh*t at least tell the captive, paralyzed freaked-out kid what to expect.”

            He’s not… he’s just being all villainish for profit… at least in this short-term. He is being sadistic, with classic malice of forethought.

            True anything can yet happen (giant eyeball pretty much emphasizes that), but the Anni-clincher is that, even if the world was ending and some of this is shown that it HAD TO BE DONE… He and Sircea chose the MOST emotionally-painful, naive virgin mind-raping, mean-spirited, long-term Kyle-damaging way possible.

            So, sorry, Duncan apologists, but Dude is just a stinky BAD super villain (with dat excellent ass) and I personally don’t think he needs to be caught calking the leaky REDILATOR with chunks of Kyle’s broken, but still beating heart before I accept him for what he is…

            This page was yet another opportunity for him to behave better — to Kyle — and face it… he DIDN’T. It does make me curious why (out of the whole YP cast) he carries this Kyle-hate around. The admiral linked to the ‘Solomon’ page with Sicea… if that isn’t showing hard core malice of forethought, than I don’t know what might. I can’t imagine what the kid did to him to deserve any of this, but I guess that will come clear in chapter 34.7.

    • Adam Black

      someone please draw the penis demon baby

  • Amanda

    I attempt to camp out. It never works out, I’m a mom, I have a job that requires me to get up at 430 in the morning. I’m old, I’m cranky, and damn it, I just want Duncan to take those frigging clothes back off.

    • Yeah for Duncan stripping. Maybe the whatever he’s summoning will burn them off.

      • Denise Cruz

        It would be the most wonderful summoning EVER! XDD

        • Yup. Or tearing it off would be good too

          • Amanda

            As long as they come off.

          • Denise Cruz

            Anything! Anything that can make him naked again!
            There should be some kind of law against Anni walking around all dressed up. This is almost a sacrilege, for God ‘s sake! lol

          • We need to propose an anti-clothing law for Duncan. Because it IS sacrilegious for that man to be covered

          • Denise Cruz

            Maybe we can write some kind of law/comment adressed to Alex with this measurement.

          • LOL. Indeed. Anyone know how to draft such a thing up?

          • Denise Cruz

            It’s not so hard! Just writing some formal lines where we delicately request such an ’emergency measure’ for the conservation of his readers good health. (We’re just doing it, right now. Once he uses to read our comments! lol Don’t you, Alex?!)

          • Make it so!

          • Denise Cruz

            I think he’ll know about it already! XD

    • Denise Cruz

      Duncan’s clothes are the worse part of that damn curse! I bet that’s what Kyle was thying to complain about! lol

    • silibub

      I propose a Kickstarter to bribe Alex so that Duncan is at least shirtless for the rest of the comic

      • SofiaT

        All in favour say “aye”!

        *says “aye” with both hands up*

        • Amanda

          Aye! Both hands are manically waving.

          • mogoskier

            Aye

        • Denise Cruz

          AYE!!! (Hands and feet up)

        • WarGoddess

          Aye!!! I have a dream, that one day, Duncan will never ever ever have to live in a society where he has to don clothing! That one day, instead of society being against full nudity, we will have a society that embraces the freedom that no clothes has to offer! (But only on the good looking people, like Duncan, lol) ;D

          • SofiaT

            A garden of Eden just for Duncan and Kyle… as long as we’re allowed to sit on the wall with popcorn and binoculars of course!

          • I would so pay entrance fee

      • Aye!

      • Hikaru Takemori

        I’m probably the only one but I say nay. Not because I don’t like him without the shirt, far from it, but because I like both looks equaly and would not trade one for the other.

        • SofiaT

          Crap. You got a point there. *scratches head*

          Maybe make a deal with Alex that Anni needs to be naked (or at least shirtless, although a view of dat ass now and then would be much appreciated) in 3-4 pages in every chapter instead?

          • Hikaru Takemori

            🙂 I’d support that.

  • *shows up again for camping*

    I REALLY hope the next page will be the one explaining what exactly Duncan is doing right now and what that eruption of power from Kyle means (and no I don’t mean it’s an ejaculation *lol*)

  • Oh.. while I slept the night away, Starfighter updated 🙂
    Mysteries are happening there as well. Plans slowly being revealed.

    • Ellen Harman

      Thanks for letting me know. Big question there is the space jump they did after blowing the enemy ship.

      • Yep.. but shh. Never debate anything spoilerish about one comic in comments on another comic 😉

    • Sapfo

      Good morning Danish!
      Wait a minute, you sleep? all my illusions of you have been smashed 😉

      • I slept for almost SEVEN hours, believe it or not.
        I fell asleep like 3mins before Star Trek 2 (the old movie) started on tv on Sci-fi Friday *pout* and then woke up at 4am.
        Missed the movie, was late for SF updating.. but in time for TYP camping, so that made it not feel so bad 🙂

        • Sapfo

          Falling asleep before Star Trek … There is no logic left in this world.

          Well all can not be wrong. As you said we still have camping ahead of us. 🙂

          • Geek blasphemy, I know *hides in shame* .. the pain meds did it.
            I should have taken a nap instead of trying to stay awake until after the movie. It was a doomed plan from the start xD

          • Sapfo

            I will not tell Gene Roddenberry or Leonard Nimoy, I promise.

            Maybe you can Cheer yourself up with some sad cat diary, it makes me laugh. Okay, that sentence felt so wrong to write, but it is true nonetheless.

  • ཟློད་

    Cxu iu ajn eblas legxi?

    • Denise Cruz

      malfacila sed ni provas

      • ཟློད་

        Mirinda! Do, anglalingve…NERD !!!
        (Binob volapu:kan. Glidis!)

        • Denise Cruz

          Sorry! I tried to use an web translator to kind of understand you at least a little bit, but it didn’t work well… >~<

          • ཟློད་

            沒有關係, 不好笑

          • Denise Cruz

            確かに、それは失われたのようなものを見える… lol

          • ཟློད་

            Pero gracias por intentarlo. Pronto aparecerá una nueva página!

          • Denise Cruz

            Hola! Ahora sí! Estamos hablando! ^v^

  • That’s some crazy fire-crotch, Kyle… You might want to get that looked at. o_o

  • WarGoddess

    Okay, so I had to do this. It’s a song made JUST for camping. 😀

    This is the C-A-M-P-F-I-R-E S-O-N-G song,
    C-A-M-P-F-I-R-E S-O-N-G song,
    If you think we cannot sing it faster, then you’re wrong,
    It’ll help if you just sing along!
    BOM BOM BOM….

    Take it! XD

    • Oh no.. I feel inspired. Not good.
      Some time ago, when people kept making campire songs, I ended up writing a whole song for Reed/Rory on Teahouse – based on the Bad Boys lyrics.
      I must NOT start this on TYP.. nope, nada, njet, nix, nej!

      • silibub

        Oh my god, I remember that. C’mon, encore!

        • Nooo.. well, maybe for another camping when my thought process is more coherent xD

      • Sapfo

        Poor influence is also influence! Do it Danish, go on you know you want to it.

      • WarGoddess

        Just let the inspiration flow through you, DanishWolf! I was inspired today to do what I never thought I would do…draw a baby/toddler Duncan that still has the chinstrap facial hair. He actually turned out pretty cute, so it wasn’t that bad! XD

        • Oh god. I just went and did a search on my computer.
          I still have the song saved.

          A five-chorus song about how Rory (the prostitute) might react the first time Reed (his client) will show up to fuck him… sung as the Bad Boy song.
          A five-chorus sex song *LOL*.. I think I should let my inspriration rest right now. Who knows what would come out of it here!

          • WarGoddess

            I bet whatever you came up with would be absolutely epic! XD

  • SofiaT

    Well, Alex has not commented yet to let us know an EToA. So I guess it’s safe for me to go check the chicken in the oven.

    • I think you’re safe.

      • Adam Black

        i dont know… most accidents happen at home

        • Very well. @disqus_P2huBPd9nS:disqus Make certain to wear protective gear to check on the chicken!

          • SofiaT

            *saluts*

            Sir. I report that the chicken needs at least another half hour and I’m burn-free, Sir!

          • At ease. Good to hear. Carry on.

          • Adam Black

            now youve gone and jinxed it

          • Adam Black

            what kind of chicken?

          • SofiaT

            Roasted. With potatoes, olive oil, oregano, lemon and mustard.

          • Sounds yummy

          • SofiaT

            It would be yummier but I ran out of greek oregano *pissed off for not making provisions earlier*

          • Arg! Hate that. Didn’t have the nutmeg for the pumpkin cheese cake.

          • SofiaT

            I had aussie oregano from the supermarket. Not. the freaking. same. >:(

          • No I wouldn’t think so.

          • Adam Black

            thats some breakfast

          • SofiaT

            2.56pm in Sydney.

            I’m up since 5am, that’s quite a late lunch actualy.

          • Adam Black

            o, i thought you were in europe

          • Hikaru Takemori

            Please stop talking about food I’m hungry as it is and getting some might result in me meeting my parents in the kitchen for breakfast and the question if I am still up or again. I don’t feel like answering it right now xD

          • My apologies. I think next time sneak something before camping begins. 😛

          • Hikaru Takemori

            Thought of it before, actualy planed to do it tonight, but then I was drafted for cleanup duty and fell into bed afterwars, exausted. Woke up in the middle of the night so no food for me.

          • 🙁 That always sucks when that happens.

          • Adam Black

            a helmut and full body gear

          • That helmet better have a face protector. I’ve had pyrex explode while broiling fish.

          • Adam Black

            yikes

          • Oh yeah. It was just lucky no one was hurt, only startled.

          • Adam Black

            must have been fun to clean up

          • Considering it happened just as the dish was being pulled from the oven. Butter, fish, and pyrex everywhere and dogs hovering on the edges. A full on party. 😐

        • SofiaT

          The best accident that’s ever happened to me at home, was when I burned my forearm on the cast iron skillet when grilling burgers. It was a triangular burn and when it started healing, it looked just like Superman’s shield. I kid you not.

          …I need to show you the photo. How the hell do I post a photo here?

          • Denise Cruz

            Maybe you could put it on the fanarts page! XD

          • SofiaT

            I may have the weirdest scars on my body, but I doubt you’d call them “art” much less “fanart”, even if they do resemble the Superman shield.

          • Denise Cruz

            Superman didn’t like his mark too. It took him some time! ^v^

          • Alex seems to have switched off the option, so you’ll have to upload it to an online site, like photobucket, and then add the link so we can go see.
            Pictures won’t show up in the comments here.

          • SofiaT

            Oh, good idea.

            One stupid burn coming right up!

          • Adam Black

            You know you watched too much smallville when….

          • SofiaT

            I haven’t watched Smallville since season 2.

            But yeah, I’m a Superman girl. I always was.

          • Adam Black

            What season did he get the brand?

          • SofiaT

            No idea what you’re talking about. I don’t remember a brand (?) so probably in one of the seasons I haven’t watched?

          • Adam Black

            on his chest. It was in the opening credits.

          • Adam Black

            http://smallville.wikia.com/wiki/Mark_of_El
            season 3 and 4 were still quite good.

        • SofiaT

          There. Tilt your head to the right and you should see it: http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx266/SofiaT_R2D2/supermanshield_zps08f7993b.jpg

          • mogoskier

            Wow, that looks really painful and really awesome

          • SofiaT

            It hurt like hell.

            Maybe next time I’ll have the bat-signal on my leg or something (I’ve burned my leg on a motorcycle exhaust pipe before so I wouldn’t put it beyond me to do it again)

          • Owing awesome

          • SofiaT

            Thank you 😀 It was completely accidental, I assure you. But I like to think of it as an omen. Superman is my OTP.

          • Mine never look like that. Coffee roaster just likes to take lots of skin.

          • Adam Black

            almost another superman S

  • Adam Black

    for the Campers:
    Go ahead and blast it:
    http://thebynars.bandcamp.com/track/all-i-wanna-do-is-have-some-fun-tonight
    “I waited so long…..”

  • Sapfo

    Camping makes me feel young and old at the same time.
    Camping for a comic = oh I might still be young….
    watching “Escape to the Country” while I do it = oh no, I am a little old lady.

  • Kneading the dough. New page should be up within the next 60 minutes… 🙂

    • I like how you write 60 mins instead of ‘hour’ 🙂

    • Denise Cruz

      Hi, Alex! Great news! Thanks!

    • Sapfo

      Thank you for the warning. It is appreciated!

    • WarGoddess

      Hooray!!! Can’t wait!!! XD

  • KrisYWC

    I’m tempted to do an edit of the second panel with the lyrics to that song “I’m to sexy for my shirt”, with an emphasis on “so sexy it HURTS”.

    • Denise Cruz

      LOL It matches perfectly!

  • SofiaT

    it’s up!

  • Soubi

    -hugs-

  • OnyxLight

    Oh no… I don’t even know what to say.

  • Demie Duken

    WHOA, talk about a burning inferno… and not just physically, but bound to be emotional as well…