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The Young Protectors: Engaging The Enemy Chapter Three—Page 105

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Is it just me, or does The Platinum Priestess look like the most bad-ass fairy godmother ever in that first panel? Bibbity bobbity ka-BOOM!

I’d like to give a shout out for another webcomic, this time by gay creator Deven Stewart who I had the pleasure to meet at Nijicon last year. It’s a manga-style comic called Autumn Rose and it’s about “a pair of young monks who fall in love as they seek to find one another in a fantasy world that exists in their dreams.” Deven’s a good egg and you should give his comic a look. 🙂

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  • davefragments

    Were those minions warriors or circus clowns?

    I mean to say they are cream puffs. It’s like fighting a bunch of surly drunks intent upon nuancing their punches with whipped cream pies. They got knives and they are fighting people with magic? Did anyone ever tell them NEVER come to a gun fight with a knife, or in their case, chicken skewers. It’s like the most important thing they do is expel a cloud of noxious fugitive emissions and expect their opponent to wave their hands and scream at the stench. And I guess that I should stop. I feel better after that.

    • stickfigurefairytales

      Hey, good job, dave!

      • Oh indeed… WHAT Stick said. 🙂

        • davefragments

          thanks.

      • davefragments

        Thanks, I got a phone call just as the page went up.

        • stickfigurefairytales

          WHO TIPPED YOU OFF?!

          • davefragments

            No one. I was just reloading and got lucky.
            However, my phone seems to be connected to my computer and my toilet seat. It rings when I’m near the other things. wink, wink

          • stickfigurefairytales

            I know. 😀 It just made it sound like you got a phone call to notify you of the page going up, which amused me.

          • davefragments

            I hope not. I hate that phone. I was stuck to the phone for years at work. Think of three weekly meetings on the phone each week and endless phone calls.

          • Homeland Security?

    • Congrats! ^_^

      • davefragments

        Thanks.

    • Keneu

      But the PP distracted Amanda at the worst of times, and I’m guessing that if Alex makes the minions be still there, they will cause some damage.

  • DC

    Of course she figured you out she is smart 🙂

  • How is Mitch?

    • Well clearly he’s the only dry, unsinged, unbruised, untentacled person on the scene without a telepathically induced headache. So, he seems pretty good for the moment. 🙂 But I love that you’re checking up on him. 🙂

      • davefragments

        I dare you to say that three times fast.
        😉

  • Oooooooh Sircea is sneak AND Snarky. Love it.

  • stickfigurefairytales

    Oh YEAH?! Well…well, YOUR FACE!!

    • Ha!

      • stickfigurefairytales

        I would be the master of all comebacks. 😀

        • Do NOT mess with the razor edge of Stick’s devastating repartee. Just don’t. She’s a meanie. 🙂

          • D. Garrett

            omg. too cute.

          • stickfigurefairytales

            Particularly the part where if someone’s feelings actually get hurt I fall all over myself apologizing and trying to make it better.

          • D. Garrett

            reminds me of meg ryan’s character in youve got mail.

          • stickfigurefairytales

            I’ve never seen that, actually.

          • D. Garrett

            i think it was pretty cute. nice for a quiet sunday.

          • You too? We are a couple of mean ones, we are!

  • ARG!! Not cool! Those are private thoughts!

    • stickfigurefairytales

      Especially the ones about PP’s…assets.

      • Oh indeed. It’s going to make Syllibub’s courtship either a lot harder or a lot easier. Honestly, I’m not sure which. Heh.

        • syllibub

          Let’s go with easier. My thoughts are highbrow and fascinating.

      • Well, I don’t think Kyle was thinking about PP’s um assets.

        • D. Garrett

          or mitch.

          • Or Mitch.

          • stickfigurefairytales

            Indeed. 🙂

          • stickfigurefairytales

            True, good point.

        • stickfigurefairytales

          Very true.

          • Though she’s getting herself some more material to torment Duncan with. “Oooh, Kyle thinks your butt is so tight.”

          • stickfigurefairytales

            “Spooky Jones is grudgingly impressed with your flexibility.”

          • Ha! “Lucky-boy was wondering how you stayed fit for a guy who’s a million years old”

          • D. Garrett

            tsunami wants to drench u soooo badddd!!!

          • Jen Roberts

            *cough* aaaaaand we’re back into the fanfic… :3

          • HA!!!! (okay I’ll have to borrow an up-vote from Stick and promise to pay her back after midnight because that made me snort my ice-water). 😀

          • Jen Roberts

            Ooh, sorry. *wince* Snorting ice water sounds painfully cold.

          • Thanks… well I AM awake now. Heh.

          • D. Garrett

            ha haha

          • stickfigurefairytales

            XD Nice! Most seventeen-year-olds would definitely consider Duncan to be a million years old.

          • That’s very very true. Heck, they think 30 is ancient

          • Jen Roberts

            “Commander is questioning Kyle’s taste in men… *evil smirk*”

          • HA! Burn.

          • Admiral just because you’re 29, is no reason to stop trusting people over 4,000 years old!

          • If you say so. 😛

  • jreed3842

    Damn! Miss PP is so…. perfectly villainous!

    • She DOES make bad look good. Doesn’t she? LOL.

    • jreed3842

      Let me back that statement up by stating she waited to reveal that she could hear Commander’s telepathic commands. Because if she let that be known at the beginning Commander would have just kept her thoughts to herself…. now that Commander knows all her previous thoughts were heard by the enemy… she is now the one that is distracted… Her thoughts were invaded… And now she has to readjust her tactics on the spot after realizing that the previous tactic had been failing this whole time.

      • D. Garrett

        i think the tactic was successful, just not private. i think she should continue cuz its saved spooky and fluke so far and not let sircea influence her into changing.

        • Jen Roberts

          The question now is: is it better to continue to use energy to telepathically broadcast or just shout out orders? Presumably the minions and Anni still haven’t been able to hear her commands, unless PP has a way of “broadcasting” to them.

          • jreed3842

            Hmmm. But it does seem PP is the bigggest challenge right now. Of all the people to be hearing the telepathic commands PP would be the worst.
            All this stuff Commander has to consider within a matter of seconds as to not distract herself too much from the battle.
            Gosh… I’m ready for the next page already! I’m in so much suspense! Lol.

          • Jen Roberts

            Oh PP’s definitely the biggest threat on the field! But no sense making it easier on the others if you can help it. ‘Course, if the telepathy’s at all a drain on Commander, she might be better off saving that energy for other purposes.

        • jreed3842

          Yeah… I’d agree with that. It was successful…. but yes. The sudden realization that the conversations weren’t as private has she had thought is a sudden epiphany that probably threw her off her game a bit.
          But I’ve got confidence in the fact that Commander can pull herself back together soon enough.
          I just hope that this minor distraction isn’t devastating!

          • D. Garrett

            yeah i think ur right. she is probably gonna second guess her telepathic commands now. *sigh

      • Wow, this is now like one of those comedy sketches where the Commander says, “I knew you could, so all my direction were used to keep you distracted… while…” and then PP says, “HA! I knew that you knew that I knew…” and so on and so forth.

        This could get positively snarly!

  • Okay everyone, flood your mind with impure thoughts.

    Not that it will probably do much, but you might get PP to make an interesting face…

    • stickfigurefairytales

      That definitely won’t be hard with all the attractive people around!

      • and make sure your powers are used in them too! i mean I can image some interesting scenes with those different powers or theirs.

    • Jen Roberts

      I would pay money to see this. Can this be a Patreon goal? xD

      • HA… honestly… what CAN’T be a Patreon goal. Annnnnnnd we’re offfffff!

        • Jen Roberts

          Alex cosplaying as PP?

          • D. Garrett

            alex is quite creative. i wouldnt put it beyond him. that would be interesting to see…*chuckles

          • Jen Roberts

            well the question was “What CAN’T be a Patreon goal?”, so…

          • Z’actly!

          • D. Garrett

            true true. but i HAD to both entertain and savor the hilarity of the thought.

          • Jen Roberts

            Precisely what I was hoping for :3

          • D. Garrett

            you caught me in your lotr web of doom! where’s sam? awww damn. i pissed off sam!!!

          • Ermmmmm… you may be right. I’m afraid my butt isn’t really good enough to pull off those tight suits, so cosplay may be a sticky wicket. Hmmmmmm. LOL.

          • davefragments

            You’d look adorable.

          • Jen Roberts

            You cosplay whoever you wanna cosplay! I’m sure davefragments has it right there :3

          • stickfigurefairytales

            Dangit, Chris, I JUST CLEANED that wicket!

          • Jen Roberts

            I need to be able to upvote this more than once dammit. I’m laughing so hard. xD

          • stickfigurefairytales

            Haha, thanks! I wondered when I was writing it if it was something only I would find amusing or not.

          • No kidding. Sticky gets all the up-votes left until midnight! We’re out.

          • stickfigurefairytales

            Thank goodness a new delivery is coming on Wednesday morning.

          • Heeeeeeee… the internet knows you toooooo well. 🙂

          • stickfigurefairytales

            Aww, it’s so flattering to be blamed for exhausting the internet’s supply of upvotes.

          • HA! Sorrrrrry.

  • Jen Roberts

    Silibub, your wife is being naughty. She might need a spanking… (if you’re into that sort of thing).
    Gorgeous coloring and art as always! PP is apparently the living embodiment of a plan not surviving contact (even mental contact!) with the enemy. ‘Course, she probably wouldn’t still be living if she weren’t.

    • She does have some practice at this… 🙂

    • syllibub

      This is exactly why she wears platinum bottoms — she thinks well ahead.

      • Samurai Jack

        This is not what I think of when I think of platinum bottoms…

  • D. Garrett

    wow the team and commander are like babies compared to her. she is naughty indeed. *smh

  • uh-oh – we’ve burnt her cape. Now she’s angry…

    • Awwww she’ll suck the life of some minion and regenerate her cape. Ho-hum… it’s the rough life of a goddess.

  • davefragments

    What if, and only what if: The Platinum Priestess captures the Young Protectors and then when Laampros comes through he’s all angry and put out that she’s messing with his son?

    • Wrestlemania! Laampros vs The Platinum Priestess!

      • stickfigurefairytales

        Sunday! Sunday! Sunday! (Well, Saturday, technically.)

      • Are we GETTING READY TO RUMBLE?

  • Hours Left

    I’m scared.

    • stickfigurefairytales

      *pats you comfortingly* There, there. It’s just two of the most powerful supervillains on the planet, about to be backed by a demonic army the likes of which haven’t been seen in millenia.

      • Hours Left

        Oh, is that all? Well, no worries then.

        O__________________________________O;;

        • timemonkey

          *pats comfortingly* It’s okay, the kids are main characters and it’s only the first volume, they’ll be relatively fine.

      • Such a comfort to us all. RUNNNNNNNNN!!!!!

    • Soirbleu

      Me too.

  • Jen Roberts

    I’m looking at Tsunami’s face in that last panel and can’t help thinking that he’s saying, “‘CHILD’?! I’M A GROWN-ASS MAN!”

    • Kyle looks just as insulted. That or he just tripped over a root.

      • Jen Roberts

        Well, yeah. He’s probably going, “Hey, I’m 18 now! That was KIND OF IMPORTANT, REMEMBER?!?!”

      • HA.

  • syllibub

    I am in so much love.

    And I really wondered about the possibility that Sircea could overhear Amanda’s commands, so it’s awesome to have that confirmed — I’d be interested to know if she’s telepathic herself, or if she’s only privy to thoughts people project on purpose, like Amanda communicating with her team. It sounds like, if their minds are open enough, she can pick up on thoughts in general.

    Given that Amanda’s in charge of a pretty young team, and that the Protectors have already faced some criticism for having such young members go into dangerous situations, needling Amanda about putting them in danger could be hitting precisely where it hurts. Amanda’s a good leader, and compassionate — she wouldn’t think of her teammates as mere tools. If one or more of them were to get hurt, especially those who aren’t experienced in combat like she and Spooky are, I’m sure it would weigh heavily on her conscience.

    • It’s easy to forget A’s not much older. It’s a young bunch. Particularly easy to understand if Amanda hasn’t encountered many telepaths in her career to date.

      • syllibub

        True, although maturity-wise she seems well ahead of the curve for someone in her early twenties. Must be that military background.

        I wonder if she’s ever met another telepath. If it were another hero and they were on polite terms, it seems like it would be kind of a clusterfuck while everyone sorted out their mental boundaries. It’s a complicated power!

        • Z’actly… I’m pretty sure I DON’T want to know what people think of me most of the time. LOL. She’s gotta be tough no matter what her age is.

          • syllibub

            It’s one of those abilities that I’d only choose if I knew I’d be able to filter it to an extent. Otherwise it’d be way too much noise.

          • Klaus

            Don’t worry about what people think about you. They don’t. They are too busy worrying what you think about them.

          • HA! That is very true. However, I still mean it. I REALLY don’t want to know what people think about me most of the time. LOL.

        • Klaus

          In Larry Niven’s World of Ptavvs the protagonist is a telepath. He has never met another telepath. When you have several sets of memories, how do you know which is your own? Easy, you are the one who remember that you can read minds. Then one day … but you have already figured that one out.

      • Klaus

        Compared to Sircea, Duncan is not much older than Mitch.

    • Fun to read your thoughtful reactions here, syllibub. (And I was hoping this might be another one for the shrine…)

      • syllibub

        This whole page is artistically glorious — hearts all around!

      • Votive candles everywhere… The scary bit is the little naked PP icon hanging from the rear view mirror in Syllibub’s new Jaguar F-TYPE V6 Coupe… WHAT? Dating a deadly godess has perks. Puhleeze, you only have to survive. LOL.

        • syllibub

          Ah ah, naked review mirror ornaments are dangerously close to tacky, and I have demonstrably exquisite taste.

          • I stand corrected… she’s just goddess naked. It’s NEVER tacky when one is perfect! LOL.

    • davefragments

      Spooky, Tsunami, Kyle and Mitch aren’t the only Young Protectors fiddling around.

  • YangYueLan

    Awww, cape, no!

  • Saxon_Brenton

    Okay Priestess, enough of the exposition plot summary. You’re smart, and you can hear the heroes’ mental battlechat channel. Dazzle us with your awesome evilness and evil awesomeness. What rabbit will you pull out of your hat to regain control of the situation?
    Will you try to psyche the heroe’s out in an attempt to get them to make a mistake? There’s also the ever popular Ozymadius-style “I completed my scheme half an hour ago” – but that’s beginning to be a bit to cliche since the the Watchmen movie. How about a “If can hear your metal communications, I can subvert your mental communications, and now it’s time for a screaming headache that will know you all unconscious” tactic?
    Any other reversals that people can think of?

    • syllibub

      If she can pull off the same psychic blast technique Amanda used, now would be devastatingly ironic time to do it.

    • zunden

      “If I can hear your mental communications, I can subvert your mental communications, and now it’s time for all of you to mishear each other in the most distracting and unhelpful ways possible.”

      • Saxon_Brenton

        That would be devastatingly effective, but would work best if she had kept it a secret. Unless she is so dismissive of the heroes’ ability to stick to their pre-arranged battleplan and operate without Commander’s direct oversight, it doesn’t make a lot of sense for her to announce that she can tap into their mental communications.
        (I mean, she might; that could be what her line about “mere children’ refers to. But my gut feeling is that the Priestess didn’t last 6,000 years by underestimating her opponents.)

        • Jen Roberts

          Well, on the last page she makes the comment that “you can’t hope to defeat us” – she may be getting a bit cocky in (what passes for) her old age.

          • syllibub

            Actually, and personal biases aside, I hope she wasn’t overstating when she said that. It would be kind of a letdown if two such seasoned and powerful villains could be taken down by a young and relatively inexperienced team like this, no matter how adorabadass they are.

          • Are you saying that heroes with posteriors that fine… might be defeatable? (chris stutters) Gggggosh… that would just be WRONG (gasp).

          • Jen Roberts

            (A) Adorabadass is a great word. (B) I think PP underestimating them severely is just about the only way that really could happen. Though Spooky might be a bit of a wild card, but still, as you said, our beloved villains have experience and no small amount of power. It’s not going to be an easy fight, and unless PP basically overlooks something, I’m not sure how TYP are gonna get through this.

          • Delay, delay, delay. WHERE IS THAT MILITARY. I really hope someone checked their voice mail or this is going to be BAD. (snort)

          • timemonkey

            Well, we’ve already seen that Anni is arrogant to the point of making mistakes, PP is more powerful and has a better grip on the overall situation but people who think of themselves as gods tend to under estimate the little people quite a bit. Especially if she’s used to being immortal and much more powerful than she currently is.

        • zunden

          “I can hear you” and “I can change what you hear” aren’t quite the same thing. It’s possible the team wouldn’t think about her changing what they’re saying to each other, they’d just start communicating less, which would make it easier for her to slip in incorrect directions.

        • Samurai Jack

          It’s not like she doesn’t know the Commander’s powers. Perhaps Sircea is lying?

      • Kyle: Why is the Commander speaking Spanish?
        Mitch: Guys. What’s with the French.
        Paul: Ummm… hello… dudes… I don’t do Yiddish!

        and so on and so forth… The Battle of Babel

        • Jen Roberts

          To make it even worse: Minoan Cretan! Etruscan! Old Chinese! Paleo-Hebrew! Maybe Middle English just for the fun of it.

        • syllibub

          Plot twist: Tsunami turns out to be multilingual on a level even Sircea couldn’t anticipate, and continues to function normally.

    • Well she is proving that Duncan may have learned his monologuing skills from Sircea, but he has a lot left to learn. She’s doing it WHILE the battle is raging. He had to wait for a quiet warehouse and a paralyzed teen. (chris shakes head) I can see why he wants immortality so bad. He has a lot left to learn from her. (snort)

      • Some just have a knack for the monologue and some don’t. Apparently Sircea is one smooth kitty.

    • Maus Merryjest

      This is the point where Commander employs a dirty counter-attack and begins to think-sing ‘Chiquitita’ at the top of her telepathic lungs.

  • JM

    BAMF. That is all.

  • DuSky Glider

    One word……………..bitch.

    Ah! I hate her I know she’s gonna hurt someone and I’m scared for them :,c

  • Wayne Lunkwitz

    Du Sky Glider….That’s Platinum Bitch! …..I do hope things turn around for the heroes soon!

  • Keneu

    I love how the pannels are arranged in this page, it really makes the action stand out. The PP is distracting Amanda at the worst time possible.

  • Molotov

    Soooo, not that it matters in the grand scheme of things, but the Best Platinum Priestess was born male, yes! She has that feel for me. Also, her name is Sircea, is it not?

  • kuku

    She could be lying, right? She could be guessing that there are mental commands, but be bluffing about hearing them.

  • Magical shit is sooo hitting the fan, and it’s about to end all over the place o_o

    PP: ‘You brought kittens to a catfight. Ma Cat is about to teach you a lesson’.

    • “You brought kittens to a cat fight.” Ha! 🙂

  • Sapfo

    *Mmeh*
    I think I got a V hangover from last time. So missed camping XD

    I know some thinks Sircea is a hot lady, and I do agree with this. But I think Amanda is more my kind of gal. *dodging for flying objects*

    • luckily, I did not start cramping until after camping.

      • D. Garrett

        feel better soon. 🙂 *hands u bag of various chocolate bars.

    • Too many Virgins and not enough vitamins and water… yep… that will do it EVERY time. 🙂

      • Sapfo

        Seems like you know what you are talking about. o.O

        • HA!

          • Sapfo

            Look at the time… should not young boys like you be sleeping now?

    • Adam Black

      oh, I thought ‘V ‘ was something else .

  • Hours Left

    I’m finally getting my Patreon emails again! I did have to send them a message though. They haven’t written back but I just checked my inbox and I got three new TYP Patreon emails, so hopefully all of that is taken care of.

    • Yep. I’ve been in communication with them and today they told me the problem would be fixed either tonight or tomorrow morning. And I’ve heard from others that they, too, just got emails tonight. So, hopefully the problem is solved! 🙂

  • Trigger Warning: TL:DR

    Okay, just wow. Alex, Adam and Veronica, this page truly kicks serious ass… all while being gorgeous at the same time. I have so much trouble doing that myself. I get sweaty or my hair gets mussed when I even kick a little ass. So, I know it’s NOT easy. Great work.

    Okay @alexwoolfson:disqus … that note about, “the most bad-ass fairy godmother ever in that first panel? Bibbity bobbity ka-BOOM!” put an image of Sircea and Maleficent in a serious lip-lock in my gay head. Sucker fried all kinds of synapses. We gay men are very delicate. I think your notes may be dangerous. Should there be a ‘trigger warning’ for shocking images like that? Better yet, would some nice fan-art person do up a nice lip-lock between those two for me. Thanks ever so. 🙂

    Thanks everybody who’s become a Patreon or is trying for the future. I swear it makes me squirrelly happy to see Patreon doing well and knowing we’re getting more Alex all the time because of it. Thanks all. This page is a perfect example of why it’s so damn cool to get a page on Tuesday night (or Weds morning). F*cking makes the week. Yeah, I know, now the Admiral is going to tease me about pom poms. However, trust me, I’m an okay guy, but a FUGLY cheerleader. So, I’ll just quietly say RAH! Go Alex, Adam and Vero and give the pom poms back to the Admiral. As a former cheer leader she’ll know what to do with them. Heeeeeeeee…..

    Oh, and thank you so much Adam D. I hope you and your family are doing as well as possible during this crappy time. Still, there really aren’t words to say thank you enough for how non-existent any disruption was and how lucky we are to have you and Veronica on this comic. You are pros, yep. Thank you very very much.

    P#1: Overall, once again (as so often) the panels and the composition of this page are beyond awesome. The feeling that the first panel and Sircea power is riding behind all the smaller insert moments when we cut in, is just perfect. Sircea’s swinging smash in the first panel is really the emotion that hammers this entire page home (completed so perfectly in the last panel). So great that it’s arranged to give us this feeling in the framing, as well as the character’s words, movements and expressions. Nothing better.

    In fact, the energy of Sircea’s movement says it all. She OWNS this page. Smashing aside (for the moment) Kyle’s fire, Tsu’s water and we’ll shortly discover that now aware, she’s blocking and leeching off of the Commander’s power. It’s all there in that aggressive movement that leaps off the page. That and the beautiful balance of color and design from the hot fire to the cool water with her framed, seeming so comfortable, in the middle. Well, it’s just delicious.

    P#2: You can only deliver a line like that with an evil mouth twist of the lips like that. I want to think she’s just ‘talking’. No yelling. No effort. SHE knows that Amanda can hear EVERY word, so it’s almost a delicious sly bitchy ‘conversation’ (or at least that’s what I want to hear, HA). For those of us who saw the Kickstarter pictures… oh YES she was trying to distract the Commander. In exactly the way that Duncan distracted Kyle at the very beginning. Such a beautiful deadly snake.

    Our hearts and bodies are complex traitors and don’t always pay attention to the things we want them to. After 6,000 years of experience manipulating human beings, I’m quite sure that Sircea knows exactly how to distract EVERY sex. Even being evil that twisted little smile is damn sexy.

    I think it’s been said by many others, but worth repeating. I think Kyle was very lucky he turned out to be gay… (a conversation for another day) as I would NOT want my first time to be with Sircea. Hey? I’m not as tough as @syllibub:disqus . Heh.

    P#3: First, I have to compliment whomever is dressing the Minions. That medallion. That knife. Well, the accessories are just top notch (we won’t discuss the belt). I really like the Commander’s look of shock. It’s such an honest look. That hair looks just a little ruffled… just super-hero ruffled. Fairly, so when hearing that her ultimate enemy has been listening in on her private mind-channel, so to speak, I believe Amanda’s shock. I wonder what else Sircea has picked up on… scary!

    P#4: Oh boy oh boy are she and Duncan condescending. They really do have a hard time getting a word out that isn’t thoroughly patronizing. Now, that said, her expression is PERFECT to go with a line that refers to the COMMANDER’S commands as “little orders”. I consider little orders to be the ones where I don’t include fries to go with my burger. NOT the ones where I’m working to save the darn ungrateful world. Naughty Sircea INDEED! LOL. Look at how much our Priestess is enjoying this. If she’s underestimating them… well at least she sure is enjoying every minute of it.

    I REPEAT… WHERE IS THE MILITARY? I don’t feel like my tax-dollars are being well-utilized on this page or there would be lot’s of troops all over the place, mopping things up, and bringing Kyle and my Spooky a cool refreshing drink… right?

    You know? I think the people in the glass box are starting to get really bummed-out again. I’ll bet they felt pretty excited for a minute, but now it’s not looking so good. I’m kinda glad I’m not looking at their expressions right this second. I think it would be a bit of a downer. Yeah?

    P#5: OKAY! How does she deliver a line like THAT in the middle of this melee. “… rather porous, after all…” That’s a harsh little dig, basically about leading ‘children’ to their deaths in battle. OUCH. She certainly knows where to sink in those claws. Not nice. Yep… she is the real thing.

    The fact that this delicious final panel is the reversal of the first, with all the energy and passion that it had, and possibly a bit more. Tsu and Kyle’s expression’s show their shock just as perfectly as Amanda’s did and that really adds to the sweeping feeling of movement and pressure. The balance of color and design with the fire and water framing Sircea is exquisite… AGAIN.

    I love that, rather than simply pull a new random rabbit out of a hat, Sircea has such a simple reasonable twist to throw in their faces. So believable and so smart and not a bit Deux Ex Naughty. She’s SMART in a bad way… and erm… that’s NOT good. Totally buy it.

    Okay, who’s tired of drawing her holding the blood-orb-key? It’s perfectly positioned out of sight (sorry if this has already been debated somewhere). Well crafted guys. I mean 6,000 years. She can blast. She can snoop in on the mental chatter, she can repel the elements, her hair looks awesome, she can monologue during all of it and manages to look like she’s having a fab time. Yep… serious bad ass.

    Of course, with the military no where in sight, I’m vibrating with antic…… i ….. pation about what piece of our kid’s plan buckles next.

    Spooky and blood loss forces him to allow Duncan back in to play?. Paul’s mysterious power zigging rather than zagging? An unexpected blast to Mitch? They do seem suddenly fragile just now. I thoroughly expect things will get worse before better. This plan was only supposed to hold them off until the military arrives. BLARG!!!

    Oddly, I’m rather proud of them for holding out as long as they have.

    A truly wonderful page, which leaves me with just one question… IS IT FRIDAY YET??????

    Oh, and about that Sircea/Maleficent fan-art… (chris looks about hopefully?) Hey, I’m gay… NOT dead. LOL.

    • syllibub

      Don’t tempt me with that fanart idea, Chris…

      Big second to everything you said about the art on this page — it’s so dynamic and beautifully balanced. Adam and Vero killed it on this one!

      • They did indeed. It’s one of those rare pages that even though we’ve been working on it for months, I just can’t get enough of it. 🙂

    • This is one of my favorite pages of art so far, Chris, and your play-by-play makes it that much more fun for me. Thank you for this. 🙂

    • Nicely said, sir. *ignoring thing about cheerleader*

      • You are kind (re cheerleader poke), I have no doubt I’ll pay for it later. Heeeeeeeee….

    • D. Garrett

      chris do tell a story of u kickin a lil ass… u know u just cant say that and not make me curious.

  • Jeldenil

    For some reason, the Platinum Priestess reminds me of a cleaning detergent commercial, you know, the ones where some annoying ‘fairy godmother of laundry’ jumps through your wall to explain you’ve been using the wrong detergent ALL ALONG.

    • Adam Black

      That just never happens to me

    • D. Garrett

      i love this mental image. ty.

  • justkeepondriving

    Hahahaha Alex… “With a swish and a flick, I will deSTROY YOU!”

    But on a serious note, this is bad, very bad, news for the boys…

  • Nirgal

    PP in the last panel is like the opposite of an Escher girl. She’s contorting to hide both her boobs and ass at the same time.

  • Adam Black

    That sounds like a cue for Flyboy to join in.

    • timemonkey

      Ram the jet into her from above!

  • So, has Sircea been actually been playing them this entire time, or is she just saying that she has to mess with their heads?

    • Eve

      I’m wondering if she set them up in a big way and her goal is something completely different than what the timer and platform are indicating.

  • TwilightDreamer

    aah crud…not good….D:
    but the last panel looks brilliant 😀

  • bronakopdin

    so PP can read minds? scaaaary >_<'
    xD well of course she had something up her sleave…
    and it was to be expected that not everything will go well… now will we see the big change of pace soon?
    thrilllllllllled here!!!!!!

  • D. Garrett

    what is your favorite typ page? mine is the pivotal moment for kyle (lol) on hell date.

    http://webcomics.yaoi911.com/archive/ete-ch2-page-27/

    he is so adorable. in rereading this section, i cant help but hope and wonder if anni has some completely other plans in the works. of course betraying sircea and somehow making his loving words preceding this moment true. *hopeless romantic sometimes

  • Sunseahl Silverfall

    “MEANWHILE: At Site B…..”

  • fujoshifanatic

    Oh dang, I missed the camping, and for such a bad-ass page too! Adam and Vera are really outdoing themselves with the art here; there’s just so much to look at and enjoy on this page, but my favorite has to be the look of “Oh, FUCK!” on Amanda’s face as she realizes PP can hear her thoughts.

    It puts a wrinkle in her plans, no doubt, but in my mind no more so than if she had to yell out her orders like a regular commander in battle. I’m hoping she’ll be able to overcome this, especially if she keeps her wits about her and uses PP’s hubris to her advantage.

    I’m loving the banter as well, both on and off the page! Between PP’s monologue in the last panel, Chris’ play by play, and Danish Wolf’s “kittens to a cat fight” comment, I am truly enjoying my TYP fix today!

    Have fun with Adam and Vera during your book signing party, Alex! Take lots of snack breaks so you don’t cramp up! 😀

    • Thank you so much, fujoshifanatic! I’m really looking forward to all three of us getting together and being able to hang out! 🙂

  • Pikinanou

    The award for Most Bad-ass Character of this page goes to….

  • Mary Klemzak

    She’s just mad about her awesome cape being destroyed. She is first, a lady, after all. Possibly older than all dirt ever.

  • Matt

    I don’t think she was reading the guys’ minds the entire time. If you read the last few pages in succession, you see that she is getting frustrated that Tsu and Kyle are keeping her pinned down. Then, when Commander mentally warns Paul about the minions coming up behind him, and the PP’s magic attack gets reflected away from Spooky right into the guys who were sneaking up on Paul.

    Here’s the key. I missed it the first time because of the Op-Ed page in between. When the minions go down, Paul replies to the Commander’s mental command, saying he got them. The next page, the PP stares off into the distance, as if just realizing something. Then, she turns to look at the Commander. I think, this is the point when she realizes what is going on and starts reading the boys’ minds.

    It seems to me like the PP’s abilities are slightly different form the Commander’s. The Commander seems to have a telepathy power, whereas I’m guessing the PP’s ability to read minds comes from a spell of some kind, meaning she might have to turn it “on” or “off” when it is needed, unlike the commander who is using her power all the time, and just has to choose whose mind to read, how deep to go, and who to send mental messages to.

    Anyways, fantastic page! So gorgeous, and enough to get this reader out of lurk mode into commenting 🙂

    • purplefoxglove

      Welcome to the comments section 🙂 You might find yourself commenting more often from now on. It’s addicting. I know this from personal experience 😉

      I really loved your comment – I’ve been mulling over the limits of PP’s mind-reading since I saw the page, and your suggestion does make sense. In support of it, when Amanda tells Kyle and Gordon not to stand close together and to move so they can to flank the PP, she does not seem to be reacting to the mental order. She’s either world’s best actress even in battle, or she didn’t hear the command. Okay, so maybe it’s both – but still, it looks to me like she did not move in order to prevent the boys from flanking her, leading me to the conclusion that she did, in fact, not hear Amanda.

      Plus, if the PP can hear the mental communication as effortlessly as she’s trying to make everybody believe, why would she tell them? Listening in without them knowing would give her a huge tactical advantage, IMHO. Telling them accomplishes two things: it unsettles the team – and it might cause them to stop communicating mentally. If she uses a spell to be able to eavesdrop, it might exhaust and distract her. Plus, she might be able to listen in on The Secret Team Link – her allies are not.

    • Eve

      Wow, those are some great theories. If you’re right, I wonder how Amanda will change her game plan now that the PP is reading their telepathic communications.

    • Thank you so much, Matt! Glad to get you out of lurk mode, and with such a thoughtful comment! Very cool. 🙂

    • Glad you de-lurked, Matt! Great comment.

    • Xithyl

      Now plan B: start sending PP telepathic insults 😛

    • I think I agree with Matt’s first line, “I don’t think she was reading the guys’ minds the entire time.”

      Think about it. All the young protectors are REALLY young. Do you remember what your thoughts were like at that age?

      TELEPATHY WITH YOUNG PEOPLE #101

      Amanda’s thoughts: Okay, gotta tell Paul about that minion… WOW why do I keep thinking of [insert name here] naked? (Shake own head) Focus!

      Tsunami’s thoughts: Okay, once again here I go with the hand of the wave… and … WOW [insert name here] has such as awesome body, I just want to… wait little Tsu, we must focus!

      Paul’s thoughts: Dang ugly minions… now [insert names here] would make a hot three-way. I’d just like to run my hands up their… (Amanda reminds him to FOCUS).

      Kyle’s thoughts: WOW, he may be as old as dirt, but [Duncan] looks hotter than f*ck in those tentacles. I just wish…

      Mitch’s thoughts: He may be as old as dirt but [Kyle] looks hotter than f*ck in that skin tight suit I just wish… oh god I’m getting a sky boner. sh*t.

      Spooky’s thoughts: WOW, it’s been ages since I’ve been at a really good orgy. I wonder if…

      Duncan’s thoughts: WOW, Kyle is still just as hot looking. I’m glad this armor has a titanium reinforced cod piece. I’d hate to accidentally punch a whole in it with my little annihilator. Humph, now, must focus.

      IT’S NO WONDER SIRCEA IS ROLLING HER EYES AT THIS POROUS GANG OF HORNY YOUNG PEOPLE… honestly she may have forgotten what it’s like after 6,000 years.

      Of course, if Sircea gets swept up into the hormones, she could give new meaning to “Bibbity bobbity ka-BOOM!

      • HA! Hahahaha..Duncan’s little annihalator and Mitch’s sky boner. I nearly peed my pants.

        • Golly, you make it sound so naughty… Maybe it’s too much exposure to Sircea. Hmmmm. (I’ll have to check with @syllibub:disqus and see if there is such a thing as ‘too much exposure to Sircea. Surely, Syllibub will be objective.)

      • Sapfo

        Oh Kyle still thinks of Duncan, all so romatic. And Duncan is so into little fire dude! This is… wait. they should not end up together… or should they? Hmmm!

        • I just wanted to be honest. Our bodies are not always hormonally responsible. Remember how we got into this mess in the first place? HA! But not even Duncan is immune to the awesome power of the penis!

          (song segué)

          “Penis on a page-night
          and that’s trouble,
          Oh, yes we got lots a’ trouble.
          Right here in Young Protector City.
          Trouble with a capital “T”
          And that rhymes with “P”
          and that stands for Penis!
          Trouble, oh we got trouble,
          Right here in TYP City!”

          • Ant-Man

            A singing penis with bouncing balls to help you follow the lyrics

          • D. Garrett

            ya killin me. just fyi.

        • Ant-Man

          They should be 2gether…The magic being intefered with has unexpected results- instead of duncan staying healthy/fit/immortal- he is de-aged…transformed into a hunky/sexy teenager…he has a chance to live his life all over again…so he decides to be a hero…joins the YP & can be kyles boyfriend instead of creepy old man friend

      • purplefoxglove

        I think Alex needs to do a “best of comments”. And this comment should be in it!

    • Ant-Man

      Biological/genetic power vs magic power. I agree

  • larry

    They can’t really be that surprised. She’s not a top rate super villain for no reason, and this fight was going WAY too well for YP.

  • Sophia

    “I’m so naughty that way.” Best. Line. Ever. Bahaha!

    • 🙂

      • Someone here must have mentioned that… “Sircea isn’t necessarily ‘naughty’, she’s just drawn that way.” Yes? 🙂

        • Ant-Man

          Jessica rabbit reference? Cool

  • Sky-Byte-Haiku

    This page has officially made me fall in love with the Platinum Priestess (it was going to happen sooner or later). Also, there may be fem slash happening in my mind right now between Amanda and Sircea. 😉

  • I completely forgot we were getting a page! >_< I love that last panel! The circular arc draws attention to her so well…*inner artist purrs*

  • davefragments

    My first thought this morning as I take another look at Page 105 is that this is usually the time when a cream pie smashes the cartoon villain in the face.
    Personally, I think her cleavage deserves the attention of the cream pie more than her face (that would be so sexist of me, would’ it?) but I’ll take either.

    ALEX – please create a magical cream pie for 106.

  • WarGoddess

    Oh Platinum Priestess, you sneaky witch, you!!! Do you have to be exuding such an overpowering aura of self-confidence? Please let something happen to her that takes her down a notch. I’m not that much of a fan. 😀

  • Jonni

    I think Sircea is fibbing here. Its not the case that she “was” trying to distract them, she still is. She’s trying to get them to doubt the integrity of the Amanda’s psychic link to take that tactical advantage away, trying to get Amanda to doubt her own fitness to command by describing YP as children which also seeks to undermine their confidence in their own abilities, leaving them off balance for the ace she’s about to pull out of her sleeve to cripple their morale completely. Nasty, sneaky and something she was unlikely to pull if she wasn’t currently being outclassed.

    Interestingly, her tactic probably wouldn’t have much chance of success if she wasn’t pulling it off with such style.

  • Only $47 away from learning how Spooky got his cap!!

  • SchalaRenee

    Sircea probably PLANNED on having them distracted. She’s likely got something nasty up her sleeve that she needed time to prepare for.

  • Nate

    Sircea is really channeling Jim Moriarty here… 🙂

    • I have no doubt they would get along like a house on fire. 🙂

      • Ha! Literally.

      • Nate

        Screams, flames, people running for safety…

      • Alex, aside from my mother and I, you are the only other person I know who uses that phrase! I said it recently and got confused looks. “Wouldn’t a burning house be a bad thing?” Ugh! I felt so alone, now I don’t. Yay!

        • One of my primary objectives in creating these comics is to help my readers feel less alone.

  • Maus Merryjest

    What the team needs is a trickster hero capable of ticking Sircea off to the point of losing control!

    Granted, he’d get fried in the process, but all for a good cause, right?

    • Ant-Man

      His power can also include resurrection- so that alex can kill him off every week in horrifying & hilarious ways (like kenny from south park). Or feline with 9 lives. Or already be dead like a zombie_ or undead Like a vampire?

      • Maus Merryjest

        Well… my boy Vorpal (http://vorpalmux.deviantart.com/art/Vorpal-By-Moonlight-514774046 ) just happens to be such a feline. With nine lives (more or less. It’s Complicated)- he might end up annoying Sircea to no end, though.

      • Klaus

        Have you played Book of Unwritten Tales? A really great point and click game. One of the creatures you meet there has been killed twice. First time he came back as a zombie. Now he is a zombie ghost.

  • Nicole von St Ange

    NOOO! Boo! I discovered this comic ages ago then life happened but I’ve been catching up tonight and now I’m sad there’s no more 🙁

    This really is an awesome comic! Also, when we first met The Platinum Princess I was a bit ‘ugh’ over her costume, getting to know her though I think it’s exactly what she’d wear! 🙂

    • Welcome back, Nicole! So glad to hear that you’re enjoying The Young Protectors! (And also glad that you now feel The Platinum Priestess’s costume is justified by who she is.)

      Thank you very much for the kind words! I hope to see you back here soon! 🙂

  • Derkins

    This is what I was afraid of. I think kinda like with Anni having ulterior motives with Kyle, we’ve all been hoping not, but deep down knew our guys are in over their head. :/ hrm

  • angieivy

    Am I the only one who is shipping Mitch and Kyle now? <3

    • Ant-Man

      Yes please- U write it & I’ll read it. …alex can draw hunky guys-

    • …..I never abandon my ship.

  • Jeffrey Jacobson

    Interesting how the battle is between two strong women and the men they lead. Gays love their devas!

  • Kate G

    Bibbity bobbity boo, The Platinum Priestess is out for doom! #holywieldingstaffbatman!

    Yo, Admiral, you have a bogie in front of you and you’re paying attention to mad ol’ lady? KNOCK HIM OUT you dinghy! Never take your eyes off the target!

    I’ve been soooooo looking forward to this update! It’s FREEZING HERE! (Seriously, it’s -9 degrees Fahrenheit. Brrrrrrrrrr. Not as bad as yesterday, but it. is. COLD.)

    • purplefoxglove

      O.o Holy moly! I think I would refuse to leave the house – probably barricade myself with lots of hot tea or cocoa.

      Hm, do you probably mean Commander? Or has Admiral Jane’s secret identity just been revealed? 😉 But you’re totally right; this is not the time to get distracted…probably the very reason why the PP spilled the beans.

      • I now very much want to believe that Admiral is secretly the Commander. It makes perfect sense.
        We’re on to you.

      • Shhhhh…. 😉

        • purplefoxglove

          Yes, Commander Admiral! I shall be silent, ma’am!

      • Kate G

        Shh, pretend I make no mistakes. My brain is temporarily fried from the cold…and I’m still getting used to this idea of being an “auntie.”

        And you never know, Admiral Jane secretly could be the Commander in disguise. HA HA HA. She is quite sneaky.

        And yes, I don’t leave the house when it hits the negatives. My lupus and Reynaud’s doesn’t like it.

  • (chris silently approaches the mic and whispers…)

    WE ONLY NEED 17 PEOPLE WHO CAN GIVE ONE DOLLAR A MONTH AND WE CAN HAVE STORY A ABOUT SPOOKY, HELL, A CAP… AND OTHER SEXY SPOOKY STUFF…!

    (once the feedback stops… chris quietly sets the mic back down on the ground and quietly steps back into the shadows… and then sneaks off to arrange his spot at the camp-fire… the earliest he’s managed to do this yet. heeeeeeee………..)

    • purplefoxglove

      *gives Chris a torch*

      Here, dear. I thought you might need this 😉

    • Your pompom shaking seems to have worked. We’re down to $14.

  • Hey guys! I hate to ask, but since we’re all friends figured I might as well. I write fanfiction – I’m sure a lot of us do – and there is a contest that a couple of my stories were nominated for. Voting isn’t open yet, but when it is, if I post a link, would some of you be willing to drop by and vote for me? I’d really appreciate it! Its not like I get money or anything, its just for fun. 🙂
    Otherwise – *sets up tent* LET THE CAMPING BEGIN.

  • Terri Sutton

    Oh no! Her cape!

    • Jonni

      It’s been way too long since I watched the Invincibles, thanks for reminding me of it!

  • davefragments

    a) congratulations ALex.
    b) I don’t think I’m going to make camping tonight. There’s a fire truck yanking a water truck out of my driveway. I’m OK. A tree isn’t.

    • Poor tree. 🙁

      • davefragments

        I hope it was the dead one or the other one that was leaning over. I can’t get down there to see. The truck is someone else’s problem.

  • They unlocked Spooky’s cap story!!!

  • Tyler Griffin

    Hello Campers!

  • In for camping. Good evening/morning/afternoon all!

    • Sapfo

      Hi Great GG!

      • Dearest Sapfo! I’m so behind on everything: Kickstarter, Patreon. I’ve got stuff to read and download.

        • Sapfo

          Too much to do, so little time. It is hard I know.
          Right now trying to get a 3:ed trip into this year. So I get to say, to many trips

          • One of my co-workers is getting married in Costa Rica but I don’t think I can go. I might go to NYC though. We shall see.

          • Sapfo

            Been thinking of a weekend in Lyon. Maybe meet Lover.

          • That sounds fabulous!

          • Sapfo

            well we can dream. Maybe make it happen. But only time will tell

          • Hehe a Starfighter BL trip? 🙂

          • Sapfo

            Oh that one will happen. I just need to pay the airtrip there.
            So that will be three trips in one year. I migth have to kill my piggy bank

          • Yes, Sapfo and we must SAVE our money in the meantime. I keep telling myself that…

          • Sapfo

            well it is going to be a full year for us

          • Also have to see about the NY trip depending on WHEN it is and hopefully HM can make YCon if not 😉

          • Agree. That would be the reason for me to go to NYC.

          • Sapfo

            maybe you should ask her if Ycon is really of. She is still up on the list after all

    • Evening Gryphon! Hope you’re feeling better

      • Thanks! Actually I am today, just really tired. At least I don’t have a sore throat right now. Oops, reminds me. I need tea and honey. BRB.

        • Sapfo

          RUN GG RUN! You go save that tea!

          (Starting to feel a bit tired myself. I might only be up for an hour more, then bed again.)

        • Yay for feeling better!

        • stickfigurefairytales

          Hooray! Keep drinking that tea and get good rest.

    • *curls up in Gryphon’s lap and falls asleep*

      • Sapfo

        Sweet dreams dear Doki! *light kiss on cheek*

    • Tyler Griffin

      Need a good camp tonight. I’m nursing and straw feeding a baby chick tonight

      • Hi Tyler! What kind of chick?

        • Tyler Griffin

          Easter egger. Picked up 10 from the feed store this morning after I got off work, but the temp was around 15 degree and they got a little chilled on the way home.

          • I used to volunteer at an Aquarium where I worked with penguins. Got to help raise ’em so I’ve done my share of syringe feedings every few hours.

          • Tyler Griffin

            Oh, wow, that would be neat

          • It was. We’d feed them formula made up of liquified fish, pedialyte and vitamins. Very messy. Most of the time we’d let the parents raise them until they were eating fish so we wouldn’t have to make formula and hand feed them all the time but every once in a while one would have issues and we’d have to do it.

          • Tyler Griffin

            yeah. This one SEEMS to be coming back from the brink VERY slowly. When I first started you needed a magnifying glass to see it breathing. Now it’s shuffling around occasionally in my hand and lifting it’s head

          • That’s very good. Question about Easter eggers: I’m wondering if they have to essentially double in size each week in order to survive? Penguins had to gain almost double their size otherwise they wouldn’t survive, for the most part.

          • Tyler Griffin

            Well, they are like any other standard size chicken. They will onlt increase in size/weight by abought 25% their first week, but they will go from chick fluff to almost full feathered in 3 weeks, and more than double in size over the same period, so their is a huge protein demand on them

          • Takes about three months for penguins to fledge then they’re juveniles for a year then sexually mature adults.

          • stickfigurefairytales

            That is so cool!

          • Tyler Griffin

            Everyone was a little lethargic and droopy winged when we got home to the brooder. The others all perked back up after some water and a warm nap, but this little one just kept getting worse. By the time I got up it was just laying in a corner letting the others walk and stand on it, Thought it was dead till I picked it up and it squawked in indignation. So, now we are sitting next to the heater, eye drppoer in hand, taking sugar water shots every 15 minutes.

          • stickfigurefairytales

            Poor little thing! I’m glad you’re taking good care of it though.

      • stickfigurefairytales

        Good luck, Tyler!

        • Tyler Griffin

          I’m pretty sure it’s a lost cause, but I just can’t bring myself to put it down or out in the cold to die in misery. So we’ll sit here all night and at least It can go out warm and cuddled

          • D. Garrett

            awwwww

          • stickfigurefairytales

            I’m glad that it’s in the hands of someone who cares.

    • stickfigurefairytales

      Hi Gryphon! 🙂

  • Waking up & reporting in. Icing my knee as I pulled a muscle again last night *growls*

    • Ouch! Glad you’ve got it on ice, Starr.

    • Tyler Griffin

      Ouch. *calls for Spooky to administer yet another “Magic Cream” healing massage*

      • Indeed!

        • Tyler Griffin

          We’ve had such huge demand for those ever since we started offering them. Strangest thing that there’s a sudden rush pn cramps and pulled muscles 😉

          • LOL! Alex is going to have to make sure Spooky keeps that stuff in stock.

      • Keep think some sort of vial of ice magic that cools & massages 😉

        • Tyler Griffin

          Yeah, “Vial of Ice Magic” We’ll go with that…. 0:D

    • Sapfo

      Please take care of yourself.

      • I will nurse Sapfo 😉 not doing ANYTHING this weekend!

        • Sapfo

          this is embarrassing! I just tripped and mighthave twisted my right hand a big. XD
          I think I should bind it a bit just to be sure.

          Well that´s it. It is to dangerous for me to be awake. I am of to bed again.

          • G’nite!

          • Night Sapfo *banishes clutziness for the next camp*

          • OW! Sleep well!

          • stickfigurefairytales

            Oh dear! Feel better, Sapfo!

          • Oh no!! *gently blows kisses on Sapfo’s hand*

        • You will nurse Sapfo…? A coma, in proper context, makes ALL the difference. Never mind, carry on! *goes to wash brain out with bleach*

          • Tyler Griffin

            Nothing wrong with nursing Sapfo. We all need a little nursing from time to time 😉 😛

          • I’m not adding it now (too funny!) blame the iPad for the grammatical fun 😉

          • ?? I thought she was calling Sapfo nurse? not using the verb form?

    • stickfigurefairytales

      Oh no, poor starr! I hope it gets better soon.

  • Ultimate GALAXY spanning super sonic cosmic SPOOKY-CAP INSPIRED, Patreon fulfilled…

    SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

    • I’m gonna go read it after the page uploads!

    • Sapfo

      OH NO MAN! Don´t faint now. You are a strong manly man!

  • Heya Campers,

    So sorry to be so intermittent. It’s my dude’s birthday today. We’re doing a DINNER tomorrow but, since today is the actual day, I’ve made his fave BBQ steak and mashed taters with gravy and grilled veg. (Yes here it’s warm enough to BBQ, sorry snow folk, I’m not intentionally being a dick).

    So, I have to run, because I’m dying about Spooky and his cap, about this upcoming page and I just want to hang out with y’all, but the minute I disappear for a second… someone yells, “HEY, WHERE’S CHRIS?” So I run back to the BBQ.

    I’m wishing you ALL a great page and I promise I’ll catch up as soon as I can get friends and family drunk enough to forget I exist. (I know, I’m a horrible person).

    Squee safely dear friends. Happy page!

    -ChristopherD

    • Sapfo

      Happy birthday Chris´s dude!
      Take good care of him.

    • Enjoy the BBQ!

      Edit: Dammit! Happy Birthday to Chris’s dude!

    • Tyler Griffin

      Ya’ll have fun!!!

    • *mumbles sleepily from Gryphon’s lap* Have fun and Happy Birthday Chris’s Dude. *goes back to sleep*

    • Happy Birthday, Chris’ Dude!

    • Woo BBQ! We’ve been able to do that here too & so nice! Enjoy the company and good eats 😉

    • Lucky sod. 🙂 Enjoy and happy birthday to your dude!

    • Please wish a happy birthday to your man, my friend! Enjoy! 🙂

    • Saxon_Brenton

      Ah Chris, that’s sweet. And sometimes – all protestations to the contrary – there are things more important that a webcomic. Or to paraquote Harlan Ellison: sometimes real life just gets in the way.
      Enjoy the BBQ.

    • stickfigurefairytales

      Have a wonderful time with your guy!

    • D. Garrett

      well chris, with all that cooking u certainly did ur booty duty {as my brother coined the phrase.} so do enjoy the benefits of ur hard work. he he. and if ur posts are glowing we will know why. 😉

      • Tyler Griffin

        If his posts are glowing, he should probably see a Dr. You know, Marvel actually did a storyline where Mary Jane died from exposure to Spiderman’s “radioactive body fluids”

        • D. Garrett

          *chuckles

    • Happy birthday to your dude 🙂

      • Thanks… he’s shallow in the best way. Mashed potatoes and gravy can get me sex… EVERY TIME. It’s comforting to find that some things a body CAN count on. LOL.

  • Shinashi

    Nuuuuuu!

  • Is everyone reading how Spooky got his cap?

  • D. Garrett

    heya everybopdy. reporting to camp. *sits down close to fire and warms mah hands..

    • stickfigurefairytales

      Good to see you, Garret! (or do you prefer D.?)

      • D. Garrett

        d is cool. good to see u too. for some reason i didnt see this reply until i clicked on disqus button. hmmm. go figure.

        • stickfigurefairytales

          Hmm, odd. Well, Disqus does act up periodically.

          • Well Disqus is a votary of the god of chaos… so we should just expect things to get whacky.

  • Keneu

    *stops knitting for a moment* hello! long time no camping.

    • DemureDesire

      *grabs my crochet hook and joins you on the crafty log*

      • Keneu

        *moves to make space to sit down*

        I wish I knew how to crochet but I am a bit clumsy for that. T_T

        • DemureDesire

          LOL! I feel the same way about knitting.

          • Keneu

            xD Well, I had to redo most of the things I did from scratch, and some others turned out not so good. I’m actually a newbie at all these things.

          • DemureDesire

            I have less than 8″ in on this scarf and I’ve already ripped out a row and a half. And I’ve been crocheting for years, but apparently forgot how to count to two.

          • You can count to two? Okay as a math-impaired individual I’m impressed. Nice. Now please knit me a two-story house. 🙂

          • DemureDesire

            But I don’t knit! And I am only capable of counting sometimes.

          • Still impressed here. All that stuff with numbers is hard. I can get the part about this being page 105, but then there is a world of unknown numerical possibilities after that.

            I’ll just follow you. THANKS!

          • I hate when that happens.

          • *high five newbie* I just started crocheting in August..

          • She’s good at hats… that turn their wearers into other animals. Well sorta magic. Well sorta like Sircea. Well… it’s complex… never mind. Hats. Nice hats. 🙂

          • Ha!

          • Keneu

            Like, sort of… Hogwart’s sorting hat?

          • That would be a nifty trick.

          • YESSSS! AJ… I want a sorting hat. Can you please whip one of those up?

          • A taod is one thing, but the sorting hat? Above my pay grade.

        • stickfigurefairytales

          *grabs my cross-stitching and joins you*

          • DemureDesire

            I do that, too, but not while camping. (Not enough room at my computer.)

          • stickfigurefairytales

            Haha, good point! Actually, I was doing it earlier while watching basketball. Now it’s just imaginary cross-stitching.

    • stickfigurefairytales

      Hi Keneu!

      • Keneu

        Hello! *waves and offers cookies*

    • That avatar makes me think you are knitting a photon rocket launcher… just sayin’ 🙂

      • Keneu

        Shh, Sircea is onto the TYP plans, I don’t want Maven onto mine on top of it. This poncho rocket is not going to knit itself. xD

        • I’ve been wondering if Clarice was a clone of Sircea.?

          Basically using stolen and long preserved DNA material, the company whipped her up and felt clever and sly.

          Then Clarice/Sircea’s powers came online… and the board of directors had second thoughts. However, it was too late by that time… MUCH TOO LATE!

          • Keneu

            lol, that’s actually a very good, frightnening question xD

            I started reading TYP before Artifice, so at first reading Maven did come out really similar to Sircea, but I’m guessing Clarice has people that will hold her accountable for the whole Deacon/Jeff fiasco, while Sircea… well, former goddesses don’t have to explain anything to lesser beings, hmph!

  • stickfigurefairytales

    Phew! I made it in time.

    • D. Garrett

      yep. 🙂

    • Wooo!

      • stickfigurefairytales

        Hi AJ! How are you?

        • Doing okay! Sitting here listening to music, digesting dutch apple pie

          • PIE!!!!!!! No one told me about pie! I WANT PIE!

          • D. Garrett

            pie? really lol

          • So goooooooood.

          • D. Garrett

            porn speak chris. pron!!! hah

          • Huh? Porn? Pron? Prawn? I’m so sorry, who is speaking, and exactly about what?

          • D. Garrett

            oh nvm. pron is porn in disguise for censoring.

          • But why would they censor a large shrimp?

            (okay okay… kidding. I know, but I’m just being ridiculously silly. thanks!!!)

          • D. Garrett

            the large shrimp was exposing itself indecently of course. :7

          • Tyler Griffin

            So the shrimp was showing off it’s … shrimp? sounds like my ex

          • D. Garrett

            ouch lol!

          • HEY… He’s (?) is an EX… therefore perfectly liable for crustacean humor! If a shrimp can’t appreciate the wonderfulness of a TYP fan than they don’t deserve that fan as a partner. TRUE FACT!

          • Tyler Griffin

            Yes, my ex is a he

          • Yes PIE! Nummy nummy pie!

          • What is it about the Dutch that makes their pie so extra good? I mean really?

          • It’s simple to make?

    • Yayyyyyy!

  • Not long now. I’ve flown Adam and Vero into town to sign a whole lotta TYP V1 books, so Vero is just now finishing up the page. But it’s very close. 🙂

    • syllibub

      Signing party! I bet your names don’t even look like words anymore.

      • How else do you think we come up with the magical hell symbols? 🙂

        • syllibub

          Ha! Me, I get angry-drunk and scrawl what comes into my head; I never considered any alternate methods. Your way sounds better.

          • Syllibub? Is this why the 8×10 glossy I got from you gives dinner guests a headache? (Wow, I never knew?)

          • syllibub

            Ooooh, I meant to send you a sober signature. My apologies to you and your guests!

        • davefragments

          Dip live Chickens feet in black paint and let them walk around on a piece of art-board.

          • That advice goes PERFECTLY with your new avatar’s expression. Sneaky sneaky man!

          • davefragments

            I needed a flat light and a light background so I had to go into my garage for that picture.

      • I’ve heard that on the one thousandth signature, AW, AdK and Vero are so tired that their bodies get invaded by creatures from the great outer DARK. Which means the later books in the pile are basically invites to Lovcraftian horrors such as Cthulhu and family.

        If you signed a brain-eating waiver with @alexwoolfson:disqus , when you logged in, then make sure you open your box from AWS in the full light of day. Preferably in a church or holy place of your choice.

        NOTE: IF YOU SEE TENTACLES protruding from the TYP box, return it immediately and demand (DEMAND) THAT AW have the box exorcized and spritzed with a healthy amount of sanitizer.

        Just sayin’ (That tentacle smell gets into everything) 🙂

  • stickfigurefairytales

    Hmm, this is a bit distressing. I tried following the Patreon link in my email, but it says I’m not signed in. I don’t remember creating a password, so I did the “forgot my password” thing but I haven’t gotten the email from them to let me reset it.

    • Did you sign up originally with facebook?

      • stickfigurefairytales

        I don’t remember – maybe?

        • stickfigurefairytales

          I just tried signing in with facebook, but it takes me to a page that asks me to enter my email to finish registration, then tells me there’s already an account with that email address (mine).

          • Weird.

          • stickfigurefairytales

            I know. And still no sign of the password reset emails.

          • is it in the spam folder?

          • stickfigurefairytales

            I can’t seem to find the spam folder. (I’m on gmail)

          • If you’re in Gmail itself. Go to “more” should be near the bottom of your folders and such. Once you click that that should open more folders and scroll to find the spam

          • stickfigurefairytales

            Okay, thank you!

          • Very much welcome! It took me a bit to find it myself.

          • stickfigurefairytales

            It was there!! Thank you!!!

          • YAY!!

        • You could try signing it with that. Then you can go into your account and create a password. It’s what I eventually did.

      • Tyler Griffin

        That’s what I did, which is why I haven’t submitted for the avatar badge yet, my avatar will change anytime I change pics ob fb, and I’m too lazy to fix that, lol

        • davefragments

          I used the same avatar for Facebook, Disqus, and (I think) that well-neglected Twitter thing.

        • It shouldn’t. I have a different avatar on FB than here and it didn’t change it when I changed the pict. over.