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The Young Protectors: Engaging The Enemy Chapter Three—Page 108

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  • EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEK

    • No, no, NOOOOO!

    • Doki? Doki, are you okay, sweetie? Can you talk?

      • Tyler Griffin

        Can she talk? Or can she chant the spell to Summon the Destroyer to unmake all Creation?

    • ;_____; *shields Doki from Mitch’s cries* Nooooooooo!

    • stickfigurefairytales

      *hugs you*

      • *Goes into Doki group hug with Stick and Starr*

    • Sapfo

      Hun? Are you oki?

    • D. Garrett

      *hugs dont worry doki. *gives u chocolate, brownies and milk, cheeseburger fries and choc shake (if ur hungry and craving fast food), homemade chicken soup and warm tea (if u want comfort food.) kay?

  • Nooooo!

  • DC

    OMG someone revive Doki

  • syllibub

    Ouch…

  • Sorry I’m late…this is. Ugh! I can’t even…!

  • stickfigurefairytales

    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!

  • Cydney Sabin

    Glowy green eyes = Pissed-off Spooky. I think Doki’s are glowy, too. Time to avert a nuclear meltdown…

  • stickfigurefairytales

    Better start running, Alex.

    • Soirbleu

      Um. Then we’d NEVER find out what happens. That is not a good idea. 🙁

      • stickfigurefairytales

        Ooh, good point.

  • davefragments

    From the instant I saw the page loading, I thought “Let the weeping begin” . . . This is the twist I didn’t expect.

  • Tyler Griffin

    well, good gravy. Run to the bathroom for 2 minutes and I miss the page and everyone waking up

    • That’s how it always goes. You were the sacrifice to the page gods.

      • Tyler Griffin

        I have been sacrificed to darker gods for lesser returns

        • It’s not always for the betterment of things, but we’ve all been there.

  • stickfigurefairytales

    Please don’t die, please don’t die, please don’t die, please don’t die…

  • Spooky, don’t lose focus. Or you know swing Duncan into Sircea. Hard!

    • stickfigurefairytales

      Yes! Do that!!

    • Tyler Griffin

      I’m curious about his eyes. They weren’t glowing previously when he used magic, so what’s changed? Does he see something we don’t? Or is this a purely emotional response?

      • They turned white in the first chapter when he was checking on the folks inside the burning building. Maybe he’s trying to see exactly what injuries Mitch may have sustain?

        • Tyler Griffin

          That would make sense…

  • syllibub

    I wonder what Amanda’s orders are going to be here — she definitely wanted the team to stay focused and press forward if older members/leaders were taken down, but Mitch?

    • I’m hoping someone will catch him if he can’t stay airborne but what happens if he’s out of commission and really hurt? Oh, I can’t think about it…

      • syllibub

        That’s what I mean, it’s going to be a really tough call to make. Maybe Fluke’s battery just got a full charge, though?

      • Maybe Spooky has a potion that becomes an inflatable mattress?

        • Adam Black

          he conjures out a mattress demon.

          • Tyler Griffin

            Let’s hope mattress demons are less ornery that snake bottle demons

        • Soirbleu

          I accidentally read “potion” as “position” and was temporarily confused.

          • Ha! Yes. Spooky is a yoga master!

            Almost wrote toga master. That would be interesting to see Spooky in a toga.

          • Fan art or it never happened. 🙂

          • You heard it here folks! We need a picture of Spooky in a toga STAT! *please please please*

  • Cman65

    PP honey you are are in for a world of hurt, I see Red Hot being Red Hell for you now

    • Soirbleu

      Red Hell is actually a pretty good name. And sort-of more “adult” and less “porn-star” since those were things Kyle said he disliked about Red-Hot.

  • WAIT! WAIT!

    Didn’t Duncan state that he didn’t believe in hurting underage superheroes and that people who did so always suffer a major penalty (like death, I think he implied)? Or maybe he was just saying that to impress Kyle?

    • Tyler Griffin

      He DID say that, however we have no idea if he meant it, or if it was just part of his manipulation of Kyle

    • He did but I don’t think PP follows those same rules… tipping point though for Duncan perhaps is right…

    • syllibub

      I think the idea is that it’s unacceptable for villains to go after underage heroes without provocation — if the hero is threatening them, though, or part of an attack against them as in this case, then it’s probably allowed.

      • Good, er bad, point. That does make sense to me.

    • But I don’t think Sircea cares about rules. Especially rules that get in her way of getting her way.

      • Agree but if he does believe that, it might mean that he may do something about it though Syllibub does make a very good point about the hero threatening them…

        • There is that and most likely true. Though I don’t think Sircea would care either way. Of course I don’t know if Duncan would go against Sircea.

    • Adam Black

      Same Sociopath that burned down a building with children and babies.

      meaningless seduction

    • Klaus

      1) Do you trust Duncan, considering the intend behind their little heart to heart talk?
      2) Even if he was telling the truth, self defense is permitted. This is obviously self defense.
      3) In this of all situations, would PP care?

  • Okay, that looks bio-electric? It can’t be physically damaging, or his uniform would be peeling off him right now. I’m thinking he’s not physically hurt, but this is a way for PP to distract the rest.

    • stickfigurefairytales

      Not if his uniform is resistant to certain types of damage.

      • Tyler Griffin

        The Ole’ “Unstable Molecule” deal?

        • stickfigurefairytales

          Or just regular flame retardant/electrical insulator stuff.

        • I hope not. I hated that crap.

    • Also, the Laws of Plot say that if the team mascot gets hurt, he’s all better by the end of the episode.

      • stickfigurefairytales

        I don’t think Alex is bound by our puny human laws.

        • 🙂

          • D. Garrett

            fyi. ur horns are showing! ur worst than laampros! *TT_TT

            oh and if u fix it next page, ill totally take wat i said back. *sniffle

        • Oh, come on. We’re talking basic quantum physics here.

  • Sapfo

    No! Where is Doki?
    Do you need a hug Doki?

    • She’s fainted at the bottom of the page!

      • Sapfo

        oh…. might want to get her a glas of water or something

    • Soirbleu

      I need a hug.

  • davefragments

    Sircea believes that in a few minutes she is going to be Queen of North America with Duncan as her right and man and demons going her bidding. She doesn’t care about anything else. Look at her face. To her, this is a game of counting down the seconds and minutes to the time she is Queen and then she is going to wave her hand and the power that Laampros gives her thanks to the delivery (gift of the Keys to the Kingdom) of 7/8ths of this dimension.

    • Tyler Griffin

      And, ya know, I wouldn’t be surprised if she doesn’t have some sort of Messiah Complex and is thinking that once she has the power she can truly just “fix” all of this, and be everyone’s hero.

      • davefragments

        She said it herself – She was a goddess and will be one again.

        • Tyler Griffin

          I think she overestimates the Flyboy Fanclub’s willingness to forgive

          • davefragments

            oh, yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah. . . as was once said of a Minnie by a devoted Cab

          • Tyler Griffin

            Although, I have had a thought. Spooky mentioned previously that the people who deal with Demons always feel like they trump card. I way out if the deal goes sour. His tone heavily implied that they are almost always wrong, but I wonder… There was speculation previously about whether or not PP knew that Kyle is a Prince of Hell beforehand or if Duncan told her after his encounter.

            I wonder what are the odds that PP is banking on KYLE being her ace in the hole. As in, with a victory here she can either capture Kyle, or get some other leverage over him, and use him as a bargaining chip later…

          • davefragments

            I think the odds are one in a hundred that Sircea thinks any of The Young Protectors can help her or that she even wants them around. I think that she dismisses Spooky as a lightweight and she dismisses Kyle as a bastard child cast out and insignificant.

          • Tyler Griffin

            You are probably right. It’s just a random thought to distract everyone from the tragic images above

          • davefragments

            I’ve not been that right so far.
            It’s just that I can’t see Sircea suddenly becoming all goodness and light and asking The Young Protectors to help her repair the “walls” between dimensions. I think she’s the real deal evil overlord dictator Queen of All That is Bad.
            In that, I’m conventional. I don’t think any writer can create a villain that unreliable without hinting at it in the prior story. Nothing that has been posted even hints at a good side to Sircea. Duncan has regrets. Sire’s little monolog and remonstration at Duncan as he sat before the “sacrifices” sealed the deal about her for me.

          • Tyler Griffin

            Me either. I never meant that she would suddenly become benevolent, just that in her own cynical and selfish way she thinks that if she feels so inclined she can fix anything she breaks along the way.

          • Tyler Griffin

            Or, better put. She doesn’t care if she hurts, maims, or even kills the 15 year old because, “Eh, when I’m a goddess I can just bring it back.” Not that she actually has any intentions of doing good, but that she has that mentality

          • davefragments

            I can see her being that way.

          • Samurai Jack

            When Duncan asked her about this very thing didn’t she say she didn’t know, but that she doubted he could be of help because of his inexperience.

            I’m still not convinced she wasn’t driven mad by the Grey Working too. She’s just better at hiding that fact.

          • Klaus

            I think it is quite certain that Duncan knows that Kyle is part demon. I also think it is certain that he did not know who his father is. And it is unlikely that he knows now. He was curled up in pain some distance away when L dropped the bomb, and he did not react at all. Nor did he mention it in his not-an-explanation-or-apology before leaving Kyle.

          • Tyler Griffin

            That true, still doesn’t rule out PP having known/suspected and not mentioned it to him though. Of course, it’s only wild speculation.

          • Samurai Jack

            I was always under the impression that both PP and Duncan knew who Kyle was. Way, way back in chapter 1 when she tested him and suggested to Duncan that he could be used to access Laampros’ dimension. (going from memory, I didn’t go back and actually look)

          • Klaus

            That he is part demon, yes. But who his father is?
            http://webcomics.yaoi911.com/archive/ete-ch2-page-36/
            I think Duncan would have spoken somewhat differently on pages 36-38 if he had known.

          • Samurai Jack

            Very true… I think I may have made some assumptions about that scene that aren’t necessarily valid. Like there could be more than one demon dimension, and getting the right one required a specific little prince. But that’s unsupported by what we’ve been shown.

          • davefragments

            On chapter 3- page 62, Sircea completes her mockery of Duncan by referring to Kyle:
            “Is the weighty respect of a pubescent child really so important to you?”
            And back on chapter3-page 52 she says of Spooky:
            “…is little more than a prurient child … it would take him decades to even comprehend what we’re up against …”
            And back on Chapter1 page 20, she says:
            “He’s not a mutant, There’s no alien DNA, and no conventional magic.”
            Circa and Duncan are working from her knowledge of magic and her once having been a goddess.

        • Tyler Griffin

          But, that was really just a statement of ambition. It doesn’t in any way imply how she intended to USE her restored divinity. I just wonder if, in that jaded, cynical worldview of hers, she thinks that she can just snap her fingers a “make it all right” and have everyone fall in love with her. She doesn’t seem the sort to have that shallow of a vision, but it still wouldn’t surprise me if she had somewhat of a “Meh, I can just fix it later” deal going.

          • davefragments

            She has no intention of fixing anything when Laampros takes over. She’s going to be worshipped or she’s going to kill some people. Then they will fear her and consider her a goddess. What makes a “god” other than the power of life and death?

  • No one seemed that concerned about Kyle’s hell-date-rape and violation scene, because Kyle clearly went on that “date” of his own free will… and everyone knows that date-rape doesn’t really exist. Riiiiight? Especially not for men.

    Well… Mitch wanted to participate in battle of his own free will. “Consent.” Fifteen was a fully legal age for most of the military boys in our worlds history. So, we surely we can’t say Mitch’s possible death wasn’t fully anticipated and agreed to by Mitch and the Commander.

    So sad.

    And if you say 15 is not 18, as if that means something. I’ll laugh at you. Because that’s bullshit and we all know it.

    Life is hard.

    • D. Garrett

      stop talkin like that! he is gonna make it….

      • Klaus

        That is a direct hit. No grazing blow here. And PP put a lot of power into it, if the visual effects are any clue. I am surpriced he is still in one piece. And not even the least chared (on the side we can see). But of course this is a superhero comic.

        • Tyler Griffin

          I would be highly disappointed in the direction of this story if Mitch died here, however, I would also be highly disappointed in the quality of the story if that didn’t put him permanent out of this fight, baring Spooky having a healing spell, or the blast having some affect other than damage. I didn’t like the last Batman movie arc, because it was just a little TOO dark and gritty for me. I loved the jobs that all the actors did in portraying their characters, but couldn’t relate to the story. I am having the exact opposite problem with the Marvel Movies where being a hero never seems to cost any of the characters ANYTHING. Being a hero should be hard, and saving the day should come with consequences, but it shouldn’t be so gritty and dark that it’s depressing or un fun to be a part of. Being made to love a character only to watch them get gutted as soon as they get a little development leaves a bad taste in the audiences mouth. And all evidence that I have seen so far is that Alex is a MUCH better writer than to give us the Song of Fire and Ice treatment 😛 😉

    • Tyler Griffin

      I don’t remember people being unconcerned about Kyle’s situatuion, I thought everyone was pretty much full of feels and wrath at Duncan, although I do agree there is virtually no difference on the “Horribleness of the deed” scale. Sexual assault is definitely not a lesser offense than assaulting a minor, and Mitch DID consent to the fight.

    • Bananas

      …what? I’m not really sure about what statement you were trying to make. I remember pretty much all commentators completely freaking out when Duncan totally ripped up Kyle’s trust, and I 100 percent agree that it violated what he consented to and was morally reprehensible, but what are you saying about Mitch getting what was probably a death shot?
      Is it ok that PP is coming at him with what looks like intent to kill because he consented to a fight? A fight that his legal guardians and closest friends all went into to prevent literal he’ll on earth/the murder of millions? Is he gonna just sit this one fight out and leave the people closest to him to run into battle while he sits back and watches them have a lesser chance of surviving without him? Kind of an extremley awful situation that he was forced into, and while he did go into battle with full knowledge of possible death on their side, that doesn’t create a situation in which a 15 year old boy who has never gone into combat before and is possibly killed in battle is ok just because he consented to that possibility of death, one he was practically forced into in order to protect his friends and countless others. This kind of puts more blame on the victim then the perpetrator.
      I won’t even begin to delve into the issue of child soldiers or very young marines who are thrown into the frontlines, generally the first to get killed and frequently have no other choice than to go to war.
      I’m really not trying to come at you, and have enjoyed your comments to this great comic for the past year, but this issue is some what close to me and I just don’t totally follow the logic in your comment.

      • Tyler Griffin

        No, it isn’t “right.” Sircea going after Kyle IS reprehensible, but no more reprehensible than Duncan violating Kyle. And, because he chose to participate int he fight, he is IS a valid target. Of course he wasn’t going to sit it out, and Commander made the right decision to include him, she made the right decision to not put him directly in combat as well, in fact, even if he WEREN’T a minor, given their combined power sets, I think she actually put him where he is tactically most useful in this situation anyway. But all that together means that PP is not some horrible scumridden monster for targeting him. She’s a monster, yes, that comes with being a super villain. But it’s not her attacking kyle that makes her monstrous; that was just tactical thinking.

        • D. Garrett

          shouldnt some of those kyles be mitch’s? scratchin mah head

          • Tyler Griffin

            YES! They should. i had been awake for about 16 hours at the point of that typing.

        • Bananas

          The fact that what Duncan did to kyle is just as villainous as what PP is doing to mitch is something I totally agree with! That was kind of the point I was trying to make in my comment, sorry for the lack of clarity on my side.
          I was under the impression that Dangerfield was essentially saying that the situation mitch was in was somehow justified/not as awful as the one Kyle was in because one consented to the possible outcomes while the other didn’t. I never said the PP was a total scumridden monster, and the move that she made looks like the best possible one that would bring some attention of the heroes away to get to mitch, and cause the other half to angrily, more sloppily attack her. She’s been a pretty cool bean of a character so far, not trying to say the opposite. Just trying to say that Mitch getting fired at with a probable death shot shouldn’t put all of the responsibility on him just because he consented to a fight he practically had to take part in.

      • Apologies for throwing out a bit of blanket emotion when I was tired. I try to avoid that. Of course not everyone feels the same about any of these events. I will admit it was an emotionally simplistic post as opposed to a thoughtfully phrased one. I should have waited until morning and some sleep before commenting. These thoughts were totally about MY reaction to this page and how it took me back to Kyle’s hell-date. My feelings and no one else’s, and I should have made that clear (stabbity).

        This is a beautifully rendered page. You can feel Mitch’s agony and Spooky’s emotion. The continuation of the amazing white of Sircea’s magic from the previous page as it impacts and shatters around Mitch’s contorted body is beautifully done. We can really feel his pain. Then cutting to the yellow/green of Spooky’s magic with it’s own design shape, so different than Sirea’s, is a stunning juxtaposition. Spooky’s expressive reaction is so believable and really great. The simplicity of the two panels makes it a very powerful one-two punch. It also sets up the idea of Duncan getting loose in the next pages very nicely set-up (if indeed that’s the next step?).

        In response to the replies both above and below, Bananas is absolutely correct. It was NOT my intention to imply that this Mitch situation was justified, or ‘better/worse’ than any other, for other readers. That said, very personally to me, I believe a shuriken in Spooky’s thigh, or Mitch taking this blast cleanly in a battle he consented to, is infinitely cleaner and more ‘acceptable’ (that was a hard word to choose) than the slimy thing Duncan did to Kyle.

        I still think, for me, that was the worst and most villainous act that has happened in this graphic novel. Regardless of Sircea’s possible influence on Duncan, that was HIS act, he chose to do it, and I don’t think I’ll ever find it justifiable or forgivable. She didn’t hold a gun to his head while he lured that boy into the hell-bed.

        I think I’d feel that way even if Mitch were to die in this battle. A clean death that comes to one in a situation where one is fighting for something one believes in is (to me) infinitely more desirable than a situation that leaves you internally broken, self-hating, and with years of PTSD to deal with.

        I’ve thought a lot about consent and I think part of real consent implies that the individual is capable and knowledgable enough about what they’re consenting to, to give it. Essentially, that’s why the idea of being able to say ‘NO’, at any point during a sexual encounter HAS to mean something and is so important. One can’t know what you’re engaging in when it comes to human relations. It’s always an experiment, especially when you are as blocked and inexperienced as Kyle was. In this battle, everyone is aware of what they’re consenting to.

        Although we all feel more confidence in Spooky’s ability to survive his injury, still he’s only a few years older than Mitch. As a man over 30, I feel age is a deceptive barometer here. We can be sad for Mitch due to his age, or because we like him, or for any other reason. I just didn’t feel that Mitch being struck was worse than a shuriken in Spooky’s thigh or, even more so, Kyle being violated, paralyzed and taken to hell when he hoped for love.

        Emotional page, but I should have expressed this better than I did. Thanks.

        • This is an emotionally charged page and I want to extend my thanks to everyone in this thread for keeping it respectful. Especially when there could be misunderstanding. You all are very cool.

        • Bananas

          Thank you so much for taking the time to write that wonderbunz reply! Happy that I can understand your perspective more fully. I’ve literally been reading this comic for a year without creating an account, always watching the cool discussions without taking place, for some reason I finally made one the other night and the first comment I make is one out of emotionally fuelled misunderstanding, sorry for that.
          Just like to say that the detail in Mitchs anguished expression at that tricky perspective on a pose that illustrates such movement and impact is hella rad! Loving the vibrant and cooperative color choices, and the writing has been keeping me on the edge of my seat! A wonderful mixture of classic plot building and interesting defiance of conventional plot devices has brought a sense of nostalgia and mystery. It’s truly a pleasure to be reading such as lovely, engaging comic for free, I hope I can donate some money to the cause on day! (Been holding that in for a year)

          • Thank you for closing the loop on this so gracefully, Bananas. And thank you for the very kind words. I’m very glad you’re enjoying The Young Protectors and very glad you’re joining the conversation here. 🙂

          • Exactly what Alex said. And of course, Welcome to the comments section, Bananas!

        • Oh, and thank you for your thoughtful reaction to the story and art on this page here, Chris. And the I-statements. Both are very much appreciated, my friend. 🙂

      • Thank you for keeping this response respectful and for making it clear that you respect the OP and that you were just looking for clarification. This is a charged topic, and I really appreciate how well you all are handling it. You make me proud. 🙂

    • “No one seemed that concerned about Kyle’s hell-date-rape and violation scene”

      Ahem…

  • Disqus is being weird on me. I did a bunch of upvotes and now they’re gone. I hope the ones I just did don’t disappear later.

  • D. Garrett

    whooo hoooo sircea is about to get seriously hurt. look at spooky! i think his adrenaline is gonna surge and he is gonna keep duncan suspended and at the same time do some damage to that b*tch. gonna be good. *crosses fingers that mitch will be okay.

    • Wayne Lunkwitz

      If that “surge” is strong enough he may well end everything! It hasn’t been established yet…exactly how powerful he is…..flashes of his power have done serious damage….if channeled….who knows.

  • Matt

    This is bad methinks. Her earlier spell that got reflected into her own minions looked like it boiled their brains or something. PP doesn’t seem to be messing around, and this is a bigger blast.

    This is magic though, so that blast could be anything.

    From a design standpoint I love the echoes in this page of the page where she transforms kyle’s clothes into a suit.

    From a plotting perspective, Mitch has had his big reveal, which makes him vulnerable, and killing him off before he and Kyle had a chance to talk more has big impact potential. Definitely worried for him.

    Still holding out for a happy ending. Can’t wait to see everyone’s reactions.

  • baranchi

    The only thing I can do is hold onto hope that Mitch will be ok because otherwise I will just cry.

  • Talea Fraemohs-Mitchell

    His last words to Kyle: “Don’t die, okay?”
    I’m going to lose it.

  • Wayne Lunkwitz

    If Spooky gets ticked off….heads will roll!

  • I guess one can’t protect someone by basically keeping them on the sidelines. Maybe they should have let Mitch participate more than just a look out.

  • Alex Q

    Isn’t she technically breaking that little code they’re supposed to have about not harming underage people unless in self defense etc.? Mitch really hasn’t harmed her in any way, he’s only assisting the ones who are. So is that a gray area, she’s just that evil, or was Duncan full of it like he was for everything else that night?

    • Clef

      Pretty sure Duncan was just full of it. Also PP has that line about women and children deserve no special consideration several pages ago.

      • Alex Q

        True. I also see others brought up the point further down. I suppose we will have to just see how it all unfolds.

      • Tyler Griffin

        I don’t assume that he’s full of it, but I don’t assume he was honest either. With the resources he had, he could have found out enough about TYP to have BS’ed that conversation, or it could be true. We have no real reference other than Duncan’s word on it, and even if it IS a thing, Mitch is part of this fight, making him a valid tactical target. If he had stayed with the plane and been prepared to evacuate the hostages, then it would be different. Instead he’s taken an active role in the conflict.

    • Klaus

      This is very clearly self defense. He is assisting the attack.

      • Adam Black

        I disagree.
        He is on a search and rescue team. He is doing what he always does on it.

        There are people to rescue.

        • Tyler Griffin

          Nah. Nice try, but he is actively assisting in coordinating the a direct attack on the villains. TYP are not engaging in search and rescue at this time, and Flyboy is not exactly just hanging back waiting to zip the survivors out. Again, TYP is engaging in direct combat with a group of villains, and Flyboy is actively engaged in that conflict. He IS a valid tactical target.

          • Adam Black

            “TYP are not engaging in search and rescue at this time”

            But arent they? arent they?

            and Flyboy isnt actively engaged. He is doing noncombatant air-reconnaissance , same thing he always does.

            He wanted to be armed and fight but was kept out of it. If he was activelyy engaged he’d be throwing rocks at the speed of sound.

          • Tyler Griffin

            No, this is not search and rescue. Search and Rescue would be moving in, going directly for the box of sacrifices, and swooping them out, ignoring the ritual and badguys as much as possible. This is seek and engage. Survivors are a priority, but not the main priority. Ergo, Flyboy’s active involvement, regardless of his role, makes him a viable target.

          • Klaus

            The target spotter is every bit as much a combatant as the those who pull the triggers.

        • Klaus

          And PP is trying to kill Mitch in order to rescue her mooks.

  • Saxon_Brenton

    [looks at page] Well, that sucks. So much for all my optimistic predictions.
    (Unless it’s on the next page that Fly Boy suddenly realises that he’s unhurt… No, no, no! No more giving people false hopes! Bad Saxon!)

    Anyway. Back for the birthday party at the beach. About sixty people turned up (more, if you count the two goannas that smelt the food and where doing some seriously lurking in the bushes, waiting to see if there were any food scraps).

    And for all the people upset about Mitch, I bring the comfort food of… cake! Seriously, lots and lots of cake. You know you’re spoilt for cake when you find yourself passing up perfectly good plain cupcakes because you have a choice of passionfruit butter tartlets, chocolate chip muffins, chocolate slice, raspberry jam mushroom tartlets, grammar pie with custard, coconut cake, etc etc etc.

    • D. Garrett

      *greedily takes one of each. ty!

    • Tyler Griffin

      Grammar pie? Hmm, tempting, but I think I’d be better served with some Spelling Cookies

    • Good Saxon… comes bearing delicious comfort food!

  • Oh no, oh no… no-no, no-no, no-no, no!

    I knew It. Again I hoped, but I knew it.
    Knew that Mitch would get hit and the one we’d see react first would be Spooky.
    The big brother, the healer, the one who’s reascued -but also lost- a lot of people for years .. and for PP, the one most powerful amongst the group.

    Of course all of them will react big time next, but PP is being a good strategic. She did it exactly how I’d do it too, after me knowing she could budge into Amanda’s psychic link.
    1) Rattle them all via Amanda, and stay ‘connected’ to keep Amanda halfway occupied, and through her the rest.
    2) Take out their overview who also happens to be the one all the group is most protective about (but I think for PP that’s just a 2nd advantage).
    3) Step two will make everyone react, but she knows Spooky .. or knows enough of Spooky to know he’d react, and her next step is him and getting Anni free again.

    While the group will be partly/fully preoccupied with helping Mitch (it still hurts to look at the first panel, and I hope he’s harder to hurt badly >.<) …if I was PP, I'd go more for Spooky and Amanda, and then last Kyle and Tsu. Also if she gets Anni free, she can leave some of those two for him.

    Strangely, besides Spooky, the one who's thoughts/reactions to the new events I wonder about now is Anni. Will we get to see more about where his weird sense of limits and 'rules of honor' goes?

    Then again, maybe it's not so starnge I think about this. When there's a group panic my brain tends to shut down a bit go quite analytical, maybe in order to handle things.
    *In hindsight, points at my own comment about that last*

    • Tyler Griffin

      It’s perfectly logical. I didn’t expect her to go after Mitch, but that was because Mitch was only getting minor time in the side panels and I kinda forgot he was there most of the time. TBH, as much as it’s not fun, it is the perfectly logical move to make on her part. And “Exactly how I would have done it”? Having plans for world domination are we? 😛 😀

      • I admit to nothing <..>

        • Tyler Griffin

          Of course, of course. But in a completely UNRELATED matter, if your plans ever pan out, consider this my application to work in your dungeons, punishing those young sexy men who offend your sensible and perfectly justified rule of the world

          • D. Garrett

            mmmmm. such hot images this creates…of course , u mean while u plan ur coupe? if thats true, i want ur old job. 😀

          • Tyler Griffin

            No, no. No coup. Once bought, I stay bought. I only require a fairly consistent supply of”work” to do in that job.

          • D. Garrett

            damn. oh well. may i be an assistant??? ill even bring u ur coffee. 🙂

          • Tyler Griffin

            I’m sure that there will be plenty of work for us both, the world won’t subjugate itself after all.

          • D. Garrett

            u mean to say i will be in charge of my own dungeon of sexy male non conformists? yay! *does happy dance and starts shopping for my sexy black outfit. polyvore.com here i come… hey tyler, u should put together ur dungeon master outfit there too.

          • Tyler Griffin

            You will have to confer directly with Danishwolf with regards to to your rank within her regime. I have no authority whatsoever to offer, extend, or even imply the availability of any positions. I am only extending my application and willingness to serve.

          • D. Garrett

            damn. all that work creating my dungeon master outfit!!! oh well. guess ill use it for role play. 🙂
            u know…i am a decent writer so i offer my services to write ur dungeon master autobiography (stock full of very explicit XXX dungeon anecdotes and pictures) completely FREE for u. wadaya say? 😉 😉 😉

          • Samurai Jack

            You’re welcome in my dungeon now. You’ll all end up there one day anyway… Muahahahaha! 😉

          • And take away all my fun!

            *Pets virgins* Just HOW many do you think would object to my ruling? >.> Oh well, in case there will be a couple I can’t have fun all day, and I have to sleep some times. You’ll do.

          • Tyler Griffin

            As previously stated, I’m sure there will be PLENTY of work. I mean with 7 billion people on the planet, even if only 1% of humanity rebelled, that’s still quite the dungeon of punishment.

          • Just how bad do you think my ruling would be? xD

          • Tyler Griffin

            It is not my place to comment on the policies of my Great and Mighty Overlady, only to ensure that her name inspires love and adoration in the loyal, and abject terror in the hearts of any who would seek her downfall. 😛

          • D. Garrett

            hey danish. if u do take over the world…since tyler will be employed with the punishment branch of ur regime, im sure many of those sexy male prisoners will sustain some deprivation/injury/pain under tylers command…id like to offer my services in tending those poor sexy souls to a healthy mend…im sure after tylers attention they will change their ways, so they should mercifully be restored to health. oh and i can bathe them very gently as well. 🙂 in fact u dont have to pay me for the bathing of the prisoners. see how kind-hearted and selfless i am? 🙂 oh and cameras would be so unnecessary in the restoration ward. 😉 ill complete and file complete honest reports for u every day.

            (・`◡´・)ゝ<—salute

    • This was a nice analysis, Danish. Fun for me to read. 🙂

  • TwilightDreamer

    I wasn’t kidding when I said I would cry if Mitch got hit! DX struggling not to let the tears fall right now :'(
    Spooky no! Don’t turn your attention away!! D:
    In saying that, the detail on Mitch is really well done 🙂

    • Klaus

      Why struggle? Weep if you need to.

      • TwilightDreamer

        lol, oh I did XP

    • I totally agree about the detail on Mitch. And I love the lighting that Vero did with his hands and elsewhere. It’s a tough moment story-wise, but Adam and Vero did an amazing job with it. One of my favorite panels so far. 🙂

  • anonywolf

    Nope. nope. Not forgiving this.

  • Klaus

    Now Spooky needs to move the Annihilator so that Mitch hits him high in the air to break the fall. If he can make the Annihilator give a bit to soften the blow, so much the better.

    • Samurai Jack

      Tsunami can deal with the fall–if he actually does fall. A pissed off Spooky is a dangerous Spooky. Time for him to cut loose and show out villains what he’s truly made of…

      • D. Garrett

        i think mitch is gonna recover quickly like spooky did. and we r gonna be awestruck! how else will we know how bad ass mitch is???

    • I like the image, but I wonder if you need to spin old Anni upside down to find ANY cushy parts to break Mitch’s fall?

    • Soirbleu

      BIG problem with that if it works:

      Anni is FAST. And I don’t doubt that his reflexes are as well. If he gets used as a cushion, I’m sure he would recover fast enough to grab Mitch. Then we’ve got a hostage, besides all the other problems that are already in play.

  • AseretZone

    Oh, crap! I guess Duncan is about to drop like a sack of potatoes.
    Is Mitch gonna be okay?! Tell me he’s gonna be okay! Don’t make this a tragedy! D8

  • Hours Left

    O_O

  • Adam Black

    Poor Fryboy

    • Terri Sutton

      I hope that was an intentional spelling mistake as it took far too long for that joke to pay off with me if it wasn’t.

    • D. Garrett

      naughty!

    • Klaus

      Frying Mitch is not well done.

    • Ha!

  • Samurai Jack

    Have faith. Anyone who can fly at twice the speed of sound is pretty darned tough. Crossing the sound barrier is not for wimps, and the concussive forces would be significant. The very nature of Mitch’s powers implies that he’s strong, heat resistant (there’s a lot of friction generated moving at speed) and able to take a beating. Sure, it’s magic, and all bets are off when dealing with magic. But our little Flyboy is a secret powerhouse. He can take a licking and keep on ticking.

    • Tyler Griffin

      He was also trying to tell the guys that he had developed a few new tricks for use in combat before the fight, but got cut off before he finished elaborating. Laws of Genre speak state that if any of those new gimmicks come into play to save his butt, it’s NOT Durex ex machina

      • Garnasha

        Deus ex machina is literally “A God from the machine”. So this would (or, given foreshadowing, would not) be… A condom from the machine? Actually, that makes sense as a sentence, just not in this context. Maybe a bit later in the story?

        In all seriousness, yeah, let’s hope Mitch makes good on his foreshadowing. Otherwise: would Kyle be able to fly on a jet of fire to catch him? Or, more likely, couldn’t Tsu just grab him with water?

  • Tahir Raines

    Relax, guys. I doubt Flyboy is going to die. I assume that Flyboy will begin to plummet to the ground while unconscious or just badly wounded, which would prompt Spooky to use his tentacles to save him. That in turn would free Anni to go directly after Spooky. So if anyone’s at threat of death, I would bet Spooky merely b/c he appears to be losing his focus on Anni and he is one of the biggest threats to Sircea&Anni.

  • Megan Staples

    No! Flyboy can’t be hurt! Oo oo… HURTING KIDS! A bad guy no-no, Duncan said it himself! Mitch is 15, by his own code Annihilator has to stop fighting to help the kid. Let’s see if he’s up to defending honor or just another piece of scuzzy filth. Yeah, he hurt Kyle, but on the day Kyle came of age and wasn’t a kid anymore. Guess I’ll see how it works out on Wednesday.

  • purplefoxglove

    O.O

    …is it Wednesday yet?!?

  • Rhiannon D’Averc

    … Oh no! This was perhaps a flaw in their plan. Hate to think how this is going to turn out.

    • Klaus

      Commander knew that this could happen when she sent him into combat. When she sent them into combat. She chose to do it anyway. And she was right. Considering the stakes, she was right.

      • Based on that jet ride, Mitch would have joined in, even against her wishes. He’s in that boy-man place where I’m not sure he COULD have let his family ride off without him. I think Amanda made her best decision to both let him feel valued and protect him.

        Sircea is just about 5,975 years older than Amanda and a hell of a lot more wickedly experienced. No one’s fault but Sircea’s, and you can argue that she’s in battle so… what is fair game in such circumstances?

        • Klaus

          I don’t think she handled that at all well. She did not assign him a task until he asked, and she gave his inexperience as reason. She should have given him his task as one of the first, and given his unique abilities as reason.

          • I hear that. However, given the number of logistical and emotional dynamics the young woman was juggling, I’m inclined to be more forgiving. Given Mitch’s 15 year-old needs in a bubble, perhaps she might have handled things differently. However, given a jet full of testosterone fueled boys arguing about various things, such as blame for their current situation and homophobia in general. I think I have to give our Commander a buy in this situation.

          • D. Garrett

            i think she handled it well. she had little time to strategize and i think she did him last because she would have kept him out of it entirely if at all possible. (what i would do.)

          • Klaus

            It would still have been so much better to tell him “because you are the only one who can do this” than “because you are inexperienced”. She gives him the impression that his task is unimportant.

  • Garnasha

    Next up: Kyle, who is slower to realize what’s happened but is just as protective of Mitch (and with the conversation, including parts on not dying, fresh in his mind) loses it, and starts throwing hellfire (the stuff that burnt Anni, in hell). Huge cone of it, aimed at Sircea, so she can’t dodge any more. Second blast hits Anni while he falls from Spooky’s grasp (or still trapped) for starting all this. Anni gets opportunity to become intimately familiar with the fate of normal heavy burn victims (cursed fire canceling superhealing, but superhealing canceling curse as well). Sircea needs spells for durability, underestimated Kyle, and is burnt to a crisp the moment Kyle’s wrathflame hit her. And good riddance.

    Hey, it helps to dream.

    • KatKaleen

      If only. If only…

  • bronakopdin

    oh noes >_<'
    I guess he didn't see it coming T^T

    hope he's not badly injured… maybe just unconscious? *fingerscrossed*
    and I Spooky! I just hope he won't let go of Duncan because of this… seriously the turning is on…

  • Toli Bera

    well… no Nyoom… but Fluke’s powers are gonna EXPLODE.

  • fujoshifanatic

    Awww, here go Hell come! I can’t even remember which reality show that came from, but it seems appropriate here. Mitch! Baby! You gotta pull through this! And Spooky! DON’T LET GO OF DUNCAN! Like Toli said, I hope Fluke’s luck powers extends to the people he cares about, because if so, then it’s on! And something tells me that PP totally underestimates the kind of rage that can be elicited from a half-demon whose comrade and member of his team (in more ways than one!) has been hurt. Until that transpires (is it Wednesday yet?), I’ll be in a fetal position over here in the corner freaking out over Mitch’s condition. D-:

    • Is there room for other people in the fetal position in your corner? I’ll curl up real small.

  • jreed3842

    Working tonight while I’ll knew this comic was being updated drove me crazy!!!!
    Checking this was the FIRST thing I’ll did!
    And now I get to say “NOOOOO!!!!!” So….
    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MITCH! WHY?!

  • Fabulous Alien

    God, you are killing me here…

    • Calling Alex a god, will only go straight to his head. Look what happened to Sircea.

      • Fabulous Alien

        Well, if he is God, and Mitch is as in much trouble as it looks, I’m having a faith crisis.

        • You’re not alone. Lot’s of people have Joss Whedon’s picture hung upside down, the line between deity and demon is very very thin in some fandoms. 🙂

          • Samurai Jack

            Worshiping demons is perfectly acceptable. Although the Wash thing is unforgivable…

      • Klaus

        Your are much too late. He has been issuing “word of God” statements for some time now.

  • Dennis Grace

    Sircea, for assaulting a minor–nay, a child!–with lethal force, and for displaying nonstop intolerable smugness in the first degree, we the audience find you guilty, O So Guilty. Guilty of guilty guilt with extra guiltiness and a side if Guilt. Your guilt outshines the aggregate force of New York City’s five boroughs of Jewish and Italian mothers. It stains everything you touch, reeks from your every pore, and completely negates the anti-aging effects of the gallon tub of Oil of Olay apparently smeared across that smug, age-damaged silvern mug of yours. Bitch.

  • Eland

    Zippity Zap, Mitch. ;D #makingenemies

  • Jose O. Gonzalez Lopez

    *roving band of journalists* Platinum Priestess! In what universe do you think it was a smart idea to attack and harm the possible future love interest of the prince of hell, knowing that his father is due to come here in a few minutes and he missed around 17 of his sons birthdays?

    • Soirbleu

      That…that made me so happy. (Weeps.)

  • Klaus

    Watch out! Incoming milestone.

  • KatKaleen

    Unless you banned the existence of Rob Zombie’s “Halloween II” from your mind, you may remember the scene where the ambulance hits a cow and the survivor just says “FUCK!” for a solid minute. I hate that movie, but I kinda feel like doing the same right now.

  • Abyssdoor
    • D. Garrett

      nooooooooooes!!!!!

  • Maybe Spooky will release a demon to eat Sircea. Just a small one mind you. 😀

    • TwilightDreamer

      lol, well that’s going back a long way now 😛

      • I think the demon would like it more than a computer.

        • Klaus

          It would need to be a tough demon.

          • Indeed it would. And one who wouldn’t mind a little indigestion.

          • D. Garrett

            i kinda think sircea might eat the demon instead…

          • Roasted or BBQ’d? Wait, Sircea would probably prefer it flambéed.

          • D. Garrett

            i think ur right. lol.

          • Lightly grilled and tender with a lovely au jus and some baby grilled veg on the side maybe?

            Or, what the hey, maybe as a goddess on the go, she just throws it all in the blender and has a demon smoothie on the go.

            Busy busy busy. (Heroes to injure, worlds to subdue, Demon Kings to handle).

          • Or over a bed of baby spring greens.

          • Garnasha

            She’s *planning* on eating a King of Hell.

          • D. Garrett

            i think she would be flambeed the second she tilted her head back to try to remember her most powerful spell. *wonders how old laampros is and what all he can do.

          • Nom nom nom!

        • TwilightDreamer

          lol, oh for sure XP

    • Ha!

  • Dakejev

    I’m officially disappointed with him, now. And Spooky too, if this causes Duncan to break free. (Not that I would mind Duncan getting free, mind you.)

    • davefragments

      Duncan has to and will break free. That’s how they (PP and D) will summon Laampros, – – together.

      • Dakejev

        I still keep thinking of Duncan’s demonic tattoo as a sort of address where to direct the portal to. I know it’s probably some “got ahold of your soul, you’ll get it back when you finish your end of the bargain” type of deal, but my mind keeps reading it as a portal address… XD

        • davefragments

          I hadn’t thought of the tattoo that way. That’s an interesting proposition I have to think about.

        • D. Garrett

          (this comment contains a spoiler for guardians of the universe) there is so much we dont know about demons and the contracts they make. is there any honor system for them at all? what if the “rules” sircea and duncan have been informed of are all just bs? what if duncan alone is needed as the sacrifice for reentry and taking control over the world? and all other “ritual” was just a veil of deceit? it makes me think of rocket in guardians of the universe. he is so extremely intelligent and above the thinking level of his team that when he told them he needed the prosthetic limb they believed him…but it was merely a joke. definitely an interesting idea u have posed.

  • Next milestone! Next milestone!

  • Lillihandra

    WE DINGED! ALEX, WE HIT THE NEXT ONE!

    • We did! And super fast too! Thank you all so, so much! You are all AMAZING! 🙂

  • Amaya Redfern

    I only just realized a page went up. I’m probably not gonna be able to camp for a while – major stresses, friend recovering from surgery, just too much to do. So I’ll give my reaction to this page, which is, AWESOME art, just beautiful and OH MY GOD NO NOT MITCH THIS IS WHEN EVERYTHING GOES TO SHIT. And I’ll see you guys when I see you. Love you all.

    • Klaus

      Take care. Stress is dangerous. Best wishes for your friend.

  • WarGoddess

    Wow. Total dick move, Platinum Priestess. Dick move. And you’re one of the few people in this comic that doesn’t even HAVE one. That takes skill.

    • Klaus

      You don’t need to have one to be one.

  • Sapfo

    Possible scenarios to come

    1. Mitch does not fall.
    2. Spooky is a bad ass and can both keep Duncan tangled up and intercept Mitch from falling to the ground. While playing with minions and mini fire dragons 😀
    3. Adults comes and saves Mitch.
    4. Sircea runs of with key, book and boy!
    5. Or the one I think is going to happen. Spooky dropps Duncan to save Mitch

    The possibilities are endless.
    And What I try to remember when something bad happens to a character we have come to love, is that this is a drama and this is a action/drama, bad things have to happen or there would not be a story.
    NOW Mr Alex! You better tell Adam and Veronica to draw an awsome saving scene, or I think Doki might faint again.

    Thank you Alex, Veronica and Adam, you are doing a great job.
    Adam, My thoughts go out to you and your loved ones. Take care

    • You’re very welcome, Sapfo! Thank you for the kind words and for being such an awesome reader! 🙂

    • Thanks, Sapfo! XXOO

    • SleepingDragon

      6. Spooky looses control, Duncan breaks free but saves Fly cause of some moral principle.
      7. Fly is seriously hurt and this triggers a full on demon action from Kyle.
      Now that I think about it it also really depends if the idea is to deal with this story arc in this chapter (implying that the team will get control of the situation) or take the arc further with PP’s plan working and dealing with the consequences of it in further chapters.

      On an unrelated, during the interlude I did comment I wouldn’t mind
      forking over some cash for the contents of that webpage and I’m as good as my word so I’ll be over at the patreon page.

  • James Howard

    Mitch cannot and will not die, its decided, I saw this one coming and Im afraid I cant let this happen

    • Jeffrey Jacobson

      He won’t die, because Spooky will keep him from hitting the ground, but drop Duncan in the process.

      • Miri

        *But* Duncan won’t be happy about zapping the minor and will at the very least hesitate long enough to be incapacitated again (and at best catch Mitch and make sure he’s OK)… Because Duncan might have seduced Kyle for hellpower, but that doesn’t mean everything he said was lies… Right..?

  • somebody

    NOOOOOO FLYBOY!!

  • Morgan

    OH MY GOD NO!

  • andrea

    nooooo please don’t kill him TT^TT

  • Omg I’m gonna cry.

    I NEED TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENS AHG.

    If I could, I’d donate like $800.

  • No, no, no! You put him down you bitch!

  • Kate G

    *throws Nightwing the tablet across the room* NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Wait, I need Nightwing. I play Minion Rush on him. *runs to get Nightwing* *blows him off* *checks to make sure he is still operational* HE LIVES!!!! Thank God there is such thing as Griffin Survivor tablet cases. Wait, what was I talking about that made me throw Nightwing? Oh yes, Sircea beaming up Mitch. *sets Nightwing very far away*

    YOU LITTLE NERFHERDER, SIRCEA! JUST WAIT UNTIL I GET MY HANDS ON YOU! I’LL BEAT YOU UP AND SEND YOU TO THE HORSES! Well, that won’t work….the horses I work with are very mellow….well, YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN!!!

    Mitch, I have the name of a very good chiropractor and massage therapist. I shall send them immediately to the crime scene because I know the pain of an out-of-whack back. IT HURTS!!!!

    *hugs Mitch doll* Mean old, SIrcea. She has messed with the fan base. PREPARE FOR DOOM!!!!

  • timemonkey

    Okay, I figured out how to join the Patreon! But I’m not sure how to go about viewing any of the stuff, are there special links or something?

    • davefragments

      Once you Login to Patreon (you’ll know by seeing your icon in the upper right hand corner of Patreon’s top black strip) then click on the “home” link on the left of that top black strip. BTW – “featured” on that black strip takes you to other projects by other artists or businessmen. Go to your “home” page within Patreon.
      There, you should get your home screen with “Creations” and “Activity” links on that page. You should see Alex’s posting and things under those two links.

      • You’ll get a whole stream of them in reverse chron order. Click on any one and it will take you to an enlarged version of that Activity Post. Then you can see all the comments and likes and what not.

    • If you’re simply trying to find Alex’ page at first after you signed up (I had to) then write ‘Alex Woolfson’ in the search box at the top. That will lead you to the comic where you can pledge. After that you can go to your own ‘Home’ to find the posts.

    • Howdy timemonkey, dave and Danish gave good answers here, but please let me know if you have any more questions! And thank you very much for your support! 🙂

    • timemonkey

      Okay, I think I’ve figured it out, thanks for everyone’s help.

  • Johndar

    WELL OK TIME TO GET CUT

  • Precious

    -Takes out my ear rings- You know what? -Takes off my shoes- If someone wont kick her *ss, I will! How dare she hurt our Flyboy like that?! Dx

  • anonywolf

    I feel the need…to murder the platinum priestess gruesomely.

  • Derkins

    Until I know what happens… I’m beyond words. T___T

    • That is so wise. I need to remember that for my next plot shock. 🙂

  • Maus Merryjest

    Someone needs to drop a farmhouse on PP >_<

  • Is it tomorrow yet??

    • Why… yes… yes it is. At least it’s very close.

      • Somewhere the future is here. But I want it to be here not there!!

    • Oh, very much so! I think it’s safe to say that tomorrow is now today!

      I think we’d better see some recovery of the Mitch. I hear @dokidokibaka:disqus spent the entire weekend sharpening her knives. Oh ho! I know that @alexwoolfson:disqus lives in a big city, but he can only hide so long… just sayin’ 🙂

      • Yes it is now today instead of yesterday. 🙂

  • (chris arrives early to set up for camping. assuming the best, he drags a large super cushy blow-up recue thingy. You know, the ones they use so people can jump out of burning buildings and land safely, bouncing softly. he shoves it over and looks up… moves it three inches to the right and figures that will be just about where Mitch will come down. SAFELY. — dusting off hands, job well done — chris returns to his camp setup with a smile to make sure the has all the ingredients for smores… oh, and pops out iPhone to text-remind the admiral to bring fritters…)

    • *motions dump truck filled with feather pillows to end of slide. Holds up hand and motions for the truck to dump the pillows* That should help soften the fall.

  • This is a horrible page to come to check on. Every time I open the page and the first I see is that ‘AAAH’ and Mitch writhing in pain D:
    This is a time where I wish the site didn’t open on top half of the page.

    • Do you know how much it normally costs to have a chiropractor crack your back that way? Well, I say that Mitch is gonna come out of this feeling 100 times better. Right?

      • I actually happen to know that answer, at least what my own chiropractor (through 33 years) charge for it 😉

        Yup, I’m sure you’re right. A little after-care from Spooky and he’ll be juuust fine again. Of course he will. I have no doubt in that.
        It might just take a healing.. or ten >.>

        • Wow, seeing me write that and it hits me that it’s going to be a sad day when my chiropractor retires. I’ve had the same since I was just over a year old. 33 years so far .. jeez.

          • See you write that makes me think it might be worth taking a Sircea blast in order to get some “after care” from Spooky! LOL.

          • D. Garrett

            how about i fake an injury from a sircea blast? think spookys a human lie detector too? 😛 🙂

  • Mir

    BOOM! WAZAM! A new super power is born thanks to the blast!

    …Right? That’s whats going on.. RIGHT?

    Denial is a crazy thing.

    • Saxon_Brenton

      Oh, I dunno. One of the first things I thought was “He’s been bitten by a radioactive origin”. But you know, I dodn’t want to say anything lest I be accused of spreading false hope again: it might be upsetting for Dokidoki.

      [That said, sudden dark thought: Mitch goes all Dark Pheonix, fixes the inter-dimensional collapse problem with a wave of his hand, casually grabs Laampros and squashes him into a little ball and punts him so that he splats against George Finnigan the eye moon, and then in the last panel on the page ominously turns to look at the Priestess and Annihilator…]

  • jreed3842

    And cue jreed being super early to the camping party…. because I get overexcited about camping because I don’t get to camp for the Saturday update!
    Well… since I’m so early I’m gonna start baking a whole bunch of cookies for everyone to enjoy this evening. (Although some of us may be too nervous to eat.)
    I hope everyone has had a good day!

    • Too nervous for cookies! Bite your tongue. Blasphemy. Not even Sircea can blunt my desire for a good cookie!!! Welcome to camping.

      Honestly, if Sircea had had more cookies 6,000 years ago she’d be a happier former goddess today. Right?

      • Cookies make everything better.

        • Seeeeeeee? Total W.O.G. on the cookie issue.

          (chris goes to see what kinda cookies are in the cupboard.)

    • stickfigurefairytales

      Ooh, cookies! We’ll need to keep our strength up.

  • A quick check in before I go do some writing. Ugh. I’m with Danish, this is a tough page to open up.

    I’ll be back in a couple of hours. If Alex says he’s updating early and we’re on Twitter, please send a tweet but only if you think of it.

    • stickfigurefairytales

      Good luck with your writing!

      • Hi Stick! It was a good session but I had to stop after two hours. I’ll probably do another session after the page updates.

        How are you?

        • stickfigurefairytales

          Doing pretty well. About to head off for a weekend of dogsitting/housesitting tomorrow, and I’m going to try to work on the paper I’ll be presenting at a conference later in March.

          • Ooo! What’re you presenting on? Or maybe you don’t want to say.

            I used to house/dog sit but don’t anymore. I should take it up again.

          • stickfigurefairytales

            I’m actually presenting on the anime Revolutionary Girl Utena! I’m talking about how it uses fairy tale tropes and challenges them, as well as other story-within-the-story elements (like the shadow girls).

          • THAT IS SO COOL! Good luck with the paper and the presentation.

          • stickfigurefairytales

            Thank you! 😀

  • D. Garrett

    “hello everybody.” *adds more large wood pieces to the fire. sits down on large green plushie pillow while holding its mate. “I have hot tea with honey, and warm apple cider. there are foam cups right next to them. help urselves if u like.” 🙂

    • Apple cider!!

      • D. Garrett

        yep!!!

    • stickfigurefairytales

      Ooh, I’d love some cider too!

      • D. Garrett

        hey sticky. ur welcome to as much as u like.

        • stickfigurefairytales

          Thank you! 🙂

          • D. Garrett

            ur welcome! 🙂

    • Oh! Can I have some tea with honey?

      • D. Garrett

        sure! 🙂

        • Thanks! *carefully takes hot cup of tea and adds honey, stirs gently*

          • D. Garrett

            your welcome!

  • stickfigurefairytales

    Okay, I’ve got a candle and some incense going for Mitch. Please survive, Mitch!

    • D. Garrett

      which scents?

      • stickfigurefairytales

        Right now the candle is Pumpkin Spice, and the incense was Vishwa Shanti.

        • D. Garrett

          i have a pumpkin spice candle! never smelled that incense scent before though. *goes to light my candle…

    • I brought some extra candles too. *helps Stick set up prayer circle*

    • *sits quietly in the prayer circle, meditates on hope for Mitch’s well-being*

      • stickfigurefairytales

        I hope Doki’s okay – I haven’t seen any comments from her aside from the very first one.

        • Neither have I. She’s been quiet. *worries*

          • stickfigurefairytales

            I’m gonna send her a message on tumblr, but I haven’t seen her on there lately either.

        • Saxon_Brenton

          Yes, that’s been preying on my mind as well. I hope she hasn’t done anything she’ll regret, like give up _Young Protectors_ fandom.

          • stickfigurefairytales

            I wish I had her phone number or something. *worries*

        • syllibub

          My hope is that she’s just keeping her distance to avoid getting stressed out by the page. It sucks when your favorite character’s in trouble, especially when you have to wait several days to find out how much trouble. Taking a break would be a good form of self care.

          • This makes sense *nods*

          • D. Garrett

            my concern is havent seen any doki activity on any of her usual sites. *rubs chin.

          • Sometimes she takes breaks from being online.

          • D. Garrett

            ooohhhh! okay. thx. 🙂

          • D, are you elsewhere? Tumblr or Twitter?

          • D. Garrett

            not twitter. i have two tumblr accts that i have been neglecting. i usually see her on yaoi west forum and various webcomics.

          • I haven’t been on the Western Forum in a while and need to get back there! Thanks for the reminder.

          • D. Garrett

            your welcome.

          • stickfigurefairytales

            I hope that’s the case.

          • stickfigurefairytales

            That is indeed a good idea.

  • davefragments

    I am so glad February is gone for this year. You ow;d think that the shortest month of the year would take the hint and be nice. When everyone made it the shortest month it was because it was terrible and still it tries to screw with everyone. I really want to flambe’ a groundhog today but it’s Lent. I gave up torturing small, furry vermin for Lent. {Wink, wink}

  • *Stumbles in, wants to camp*
    Damnit, I’m so tired. Gonna nap a bit longer. If page updates then one of you better take good care of the virgin, and most of all to wish a lot for Mitch’s well being.

  • Sapfo

    ….morning….
    *curl up into a little ball, take the corner of the page and use as a blanky*

    • Good morning, Sapfo dear.

      • Sapfo

        Morning great G!

    • stickfigurefairytales

      Good morning, Sapfo!

      • Sapfo

        Morning Sticky.

    • Morning, Ms. Sapfo. *Covers Sapfo with crocheted blanket*

      • Sapfo

        My blanket is coming a long fine btw. 😀

        • Yay! Granny blankets are fun and easy. Just round and round. 😀

          • Sapfo

            the only problem is that each new round is longer then the last one.

          • That’s true. The one I was working on (hmmm, need more yarn for that) as it got bigger I would work a side at a time.

    • davefragments

      good morning

      • Sapfo

        Morning Dave.

        • davefragments

          Chuckle. It’s the time difference.

          • Sapfo

            I know. but that is part of the fun.

    • D. Garrett

      gmornin sapfo.

      • Sapfo

        Morning D

    • No curling into the corner. Sircea will NOT win this one. We will dump the water on the witch and win the day… ! YES!

      • That’s the second time Wizard of Oz has been suggested. The first was the house being dropped on her. So if that’s the case, who gets her platinum boots?

        • D. Garrett

          id go for the tiara/crown. put that on ebay…

          • Those would be under the house.

          • D. Garrett

            im just way to lazy to dig 4 it. oh well.

          • davefragments

            I just want her zinc oxide ointment concession because she has to have a chafing problem.

          • That’s some powerful Oil of Olay!

          • davefragments

            Oil of Ole’ – – squeezed from the Bull’s balls.

          • Now that I believe. OUCH.

        • They’ll be offered as a Patreon prize.

      • davefragments

        Sircea’s not going to win but this isn’t the end of TYP’s troubles.

        • Dave stop being a downer. Everything is going to be peachy keene after this page. Right? Right?

          Okay fine you grumps… go ahead and be realistic. LOL.

          • davefragments

            eeeeeee. . .
            I said she’s not going to win!

          • Yeahhhhh. I know, but there lots of gay suffering between there and NOW. Huh?

          • davefragments

            My suffering was removed today. I made it to my haircut and I am no longer shaggy with hair in my eyes and itching my ears. YAY!

          • ok you win

          • davefragments

            No. . . I didn’t mean it that way. . . MY gay angst is more difficult than bad hair days. It’s political screaming and yelling. Mostly. I have other gay angst too but I’m lots older and don’t care anymore. {wink, wink}

      • Sapfo

        you do realize that water dont do anything to witches right. The bigest flaw in any movie. How do you go a whole life without a drop of water falling on your body? Nope! Not buying this horse.

  • Soirbleu

    Too tired to wait up…bragggh

  • D. Garrett

    hey doki is active again! methinks she is okay… O/ 🙂

    • stickfigurefairytales

      Yay!!!! Oh, I’m so glad!!!!! 😀

      • D. Garrett

        me too!

    • Yayyyy! I’m glad about it too!

    • heh,sorry about that. Been more or less confined to my bed with a 94 and counting HP creature fic

      Poor Harry….he can never have a nice peaceful existence…..heh but his new friends are ……delightfully bloodthirsty over some of the things that have been done to him. I really cannot wait to find out wait they decided to do with Umbrige over the quill she had Harry use. There has been sooo much promise of something horrible….. >}:- {)>

      • D. Garrett

        hmmmm. thats okay. just glad ur cool. 🙂 im not a hp fan so i cant decode harry speak. but as long as ur happy… 🙂

        • Heh, well after Harry’s creature inheritance came in things happened, they flee from Hogwarts to a TRUE safe zone. Concerned for Harry and Charlie, Theo Nott (The currently a triad’s Alpha, Harry is the Sub, Charlie the Beta) takes them to a healing clinic to fix the issues. Very hot healer Quin isn’t happy to find 13 seals on Harry, binding him in diff ways, some of them aren’t so bad, but….Quin was horrified at the amount on a child. He lifted the Blood Seal that was formed with Umbridge had Harry write lines with a quill that used his own blood as ink. Use of said quill isn’t legal by the wizarding Ministry because it is crazy Dark, probably bordering on black magic. Harry of course made Theo promise not to go after her because he didn’t want to see him end up in Azkaban. Theo signed over the revenge rights to Quin. If it wasn’t for Quin’s oaths as a healer….it is NEVER EVER wise to piss off someone whose purpose it heal. He assigned his……mentor? (not a healer, fighter)….. to go get revenge for Harry and he was given permission to take someone else along. Giving the severity of the crime committed, while I don’t think anyone would raise an eyebrow to her ending up dead, I don’t think they are going to kill her. Just prove that phrase from The Return of Jafar: You’d be surprised what you can live through. They are not going to be kind. ^_^

          • Sometimes staying alive is a fate worse than death…

            Enjoy your fic, Doki, and rest up. Everyone at work is sick too and I had a bad headache on Sun.

          • On the contrary, survival is the best form of revenge.

          • D. Garrett

            wow. seems like quite the intricate and complicated story. sounds like ur gonna have some gorn to read soon. i read one of the dragon kin stories by g a aiken and one of the char’s mother bound her daughter because she knew that her daughter would kill her and take her throne. this one was “dragon actually”. its the first book of the series and has a second story within it that is the story of bercelek and rhiannon. it is my fav of her series. really good for a het romance.

          • Yeah, quite a few different people put seals on Harry. A couple are completely innocent….others….not so much so. He has a couple of friendly family seals, but he also has a prophecy seal and death seal. Some of them quite easy to remove, others a little harder. Just about every one was horrified to find out that Harry had 13. Harry is apparently lucky to have been able to function under so many seals.

      • I hope Umbridge gets her comeuppance! Awful woman that she is!

        • hehehehe. see below. She will be probably unlucky? enough to live…. ^_^ There is a danger to making certain people angry. ^_^

      • I don’t recall anything like that happening in any of Lovecraft’s works.

  • Soirbleu

    Goodnight everyone…

    • stickfigurefairytales

      Goodnight! Are you heading off?

      • Soirbleu

        Yesh, sadly. Too tired to stay awake any longer. Although I realize I just said goodbye without saying hello…that was rude of me…

        • D. Garrett

          *chuckles… well u r tired…

        • Well I was appalled, but then again I’m know for my moral rectitude and ultra-refined morals. (eeeeeeek… even I can’t buy that one).

          G’nite!

        • stickfigurefairytales

          Okay, take care, and rest well!

    • D. Garrett

      gnite. sleep well. *hands u brand new teddy bear.

    • Goon Good night!

    • Good night!

  • Sorry, everyone. I got caught up writing canon TYP sexy times and didn’t want to stop. Page will be up in 15 minutes or less. 🙂

    • stickfigurefairytales

      Niiiiiice.

    • Double yay!

    • Thank you, Alex, tho getting caught up in TYP sexy times is a worthy reason for a delay.

    • syllibub

      Haha, cool. Is it for the cards, or something else?

      • Another special Patreon story answering another burning question. 🙂

        • syllibub

          Excellent! Looking forward to it — it was really cool to read your prose in the story about Spooky’s cap after being so used to the comic format.

          • Me so too!

          • Thank y’all. Writing prose is a new adventure for me. But I’m actually finding it a lot of fun. It makes me very happy to hear you think I’m doing an OK job. 🙂

        • Burrrrrrrning question… could that be about our Kyle? Hey, just askin’?

    • Oh like the ultimate get out of jail free phrase… “TYP sexy times” HA!!!!

      • syllibub

        That card might work for Alex, but I’m pretty sure if I tried using it with my boss it would be a really weird “you’re fired” conversation.

        • Ok maybe… but with you Ms. Syllibub… I would never place the bet until the cataclysm actually happens. 🙂

  • Saxon_Brenton

    [sees preview on email ; head-desks]

    • Sapfo

      😀

  • rgleon9986
  • *Slides in* that Patreon sneak peak be glorious 😉