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The Young Protectors: Engaging The Enemy Chapter Threeβ€”Page 115

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Hmm. That metal ball looks familiar…

We have some new Fan Art, “a silly parody of chapter 1, page 23” from Xithyl. It asks the question: “What if The Platinum Priestess, instead of The Annihilator, had been responsible for gaining Kyle’s trust?” Do check it out. πŸ™‚

And y’all continue to kick butt over at the Patreon Page! Since the last update, y’all have leapt forward to within just $7/month of the next Milestone Goal (!) which is at $6500/month, raising your support by $351/month to $6493/month! So, not only are we just a couple dollars away from triggering the next Milestone Goal. We’re also just $500 away from me being able to make comics for y’all full-time! This looks like it might actually happen. And y’all would have been the ones to make it happen! Thank you so, so much!

Patrons have let me know they are loving what the previous Milestone Goal unlocked: seeing the Script pages along with the Thumbnail Pages and the Penciled Pages for Patrons with each update for a complete behind-the-scenes look at how these pages come together.

But of course, the exciting news is the fun new variation of the Full Monty Annihilator that Rum-Locker has made!

The $5000/month Milestone Goal unlocked a fully-nude, full-color Full-Monty The Annihilator Pin-Up as a Special Digital Reward for those pledging $5 or more. The version that was previously released let you see everything. How big our man Duncan is. Whether he is cut or uncut. And why Kyle had the reaction he did when he first saw The Annihilator naked.

But sexy Annihilator was over sexy, pure black. And Rum-Locker and I thought it would be extra cool if he added a little background to help fuel your imagination of where you might be encountering our Silver Fox. So I asked him to start work on that and made the $6500/month Milestone Goal a special wallpaper with the Full Monty Annihilator with that background as a Special Digital Reward.

Want to see a SFW sneak peek?


The full-body, fully nude painted version of The Annihilator with background will be posted as a Special Digital Reward under the Creations tab over at my Patreon Page shortly after we hit the Milestone Goal (unless I am asleep πŸ™‚ ). Whether you want to use it for a wallpaper for your phone, or would prefer instead to print it out and throw darts at it, I’ll tell you one thing: you won’t be disappointed with the art. It was special before. Now it’s even more awesome. πŸ™‚

But wait, there’s still more!

The $5250/month Milestone Goal was a longer short story answering the question “What does it feel like to kiss Spooky Jones?” And, as I followed the truth of that story, it got kinda steamy. OK, very steamy. And people seemed to like what they read. Here are excerpts from the comments: “Ohhhh myyyyyyyy! Now that was certainly a wonderful diversion, and makes me want to know EVERYTHING about all three characters!”, “Oh Alex. Words are escaping me right now. I haven’t enjoyed myself with written words like that in a long, long time. I could have read a thousand pages of that story in one sitting, food and water be damned!”, and “I’m SO glad I didn’t read that at work! I’m here at home fanning myself.” Wondering what all the fuss is about? Want to feel some Spooky love? The story is up on the Patreon page right now for all Patrons to read.

Of course, an earlier Milestone Goal allowed me to start posting up the NSFW Full-Monty Digital Kickstarter Rewards as Special Digital Rewards. This full-color, “Full Monty” art shows full-frontal nudity of the adult characters of The Young Protectors, something that I’d never show on this site. The first thing I posted up was the Sexy Height Chart of the Guys, which shows all the male members of The Young Protectors team lined up by height. Curious how our boys measure up? Wondering who’s cut and who isn’t? Now you can find out! πŸ™‚ (But you’ll have to act quickly, because unlike the other rewards, I’m only going to be keeping NSFW rewards on the Patreon Page for 60 days before removing them. If you want more information about finding those sexy images, please take a look at this post here, How to Access Full Monty and other Special Digital Rewards.)

If you become a Patron now and choose to receive the Special Digital Rewards, you will be able to download a wallpaper version of the Sexy Height Chart. You’ll also be able enjoy all the other rewards so far posted, including the “How Spooky Got His Cap” short story that folks have liked so much. And, of course, Patrons who chose to get the Special Digital Rewards (which is the vast majority) continue to receive Digital Kickstarter Rewards every Wednesday and get to see special Sneak Previews on Sunday.

Over 875 of you have already become Patrons in the last six weeks. There are lots of great benefits to being a Patron, and you’d really be helping me out if you became one too. If you’re enjoying our work here and would like to see it continue (and would like to get access to all kinds of special benefits!),

please take a moment to watch the video on my Patreon page and consider becoming a Patron. πŸ™‚

So! Looks like The Annihilator has a new toy to play with. These meddling kids have made a total mess of the lawn party Sircea and Duncan were having. And Commander is giving Flipper a pep talk. Things have gone from bad to worse. Will our heroes be able to turn things around?

Tune in this Wednesday to find out! Hope to see you there! πŸ˜€

  • davefragments

    The tension has been nerve-wracking. He’s got a damper! Plot twist. Plot Twist!

    • Congratz.. mere seconds where my comment wouldn’t post xD

      • davefragments

        I was lucky. I had to type fast.

      • Tyler Griffin

        My internet went out for about 3 mintues…

        • davefragments


    • IamM

      And a few other, no doubt equally nasty, toys too it looks like.

      • davefragments

        I see those things.

      • Samurai Jack

        Seeing the script pages makes deciphering some of these things a bit easier. πŸ˜‰

    • Samurai Jack

      We’ve already established that the dampener works on Duncan too. But not against magic? Hmm…

      • davefragments

        Not with that “glowy” band on his forearm. It seems to cancel it.

        • Samurai Jack

          Excellent observation. I thought that device might trigger their portal countdown but your interpretation makes much more sense.

          • davefragments

            At first I thought it did too. This, however, makes Duncan an unreliable narrator for all of the story and also tells us where the TWO orbs are. The last theft committed by Duncan and his minions.

          • Tyler Griffin

            Indeed, seems like most everything he fed Kyle on their date might have been pure fabrication.

          • davefragments

            I think so. However, I think that Frick and Frack got too ambitious at the lunch. They wrecked a couple city blocks there with their rampage.

          • Samurai Jack

            But if he had the wrist device on that date it made no sense for him not to use it, barring certain details. Like if it’s a one time use device. Or he actually did plan the attack on his date, even though he seemed to have been surprised by it.

          • Tyler Griffin

            I’m thinking that this pretty much nails it down that he set up the attack on their date. I was suspicious before, but I’m thinking yeah. Duncan was never in any real danger on that date. He was just playing a role.

          • Klaus

            “That almost got away from me.” This does not, as some of thought before, mean that he did not expect the dampener. Then what?

            He must be arrogant indeed if he thought that he could beat the two without his powers.

          • Tyler Griffin

            Could simply mean that he had more trouble than he anticipated bringing them down.

          • Saxon_Brenton

            I’m still torn on whether he was expecting the dampener at Hong Kong or not. But I wouldn’t put it past him. I’ve speculated before that pride is Annihilator’s Shakespearean ‘tragic personality flaw’. I’ve also ranted that the more I see of his actions, the more he seems not to be the brilliant tactician I had once let myself believe him to be.

            Frankly, if this were Annihilator’s scheme alone, then the snarky part of my mind would be suggesting that the mere fact that it is the Annihilator’s plan means that it’s doomed to blow up in his face. That reaction is in no way fair to him (Annihilator could not have lasted several decades as a big name supervillain if he was really that incompetent). However, for a while I’ve been wondering where, exactly, Annihilator falls of the spectrum of tactical competency, and I’m tentatively thinking merely good, with a tendency to rely on overwhelming opponents with his reputation, and to spackle over any flaws with his speed, strength and invulnerability.

          • Klaus

            It would be a giveaway that he knew of the dampener.

  • Oh no, oh no, oh, no… what is that?? Not that NOW!

  • The dampner the dampner!

  • Sapfo

    Flash Gordon! AAAAH! Master of the universe!

  • SofiaT

    That looks like a tiny Death Star.
    And it might as well be…

    • Dakejev

      Well it’s at least very likely to bring death.

  • Cman65

    not the dampner anything but that

  • Duncan’s a BIG FAT CHEATER!! That’s how he was going to control Laampy, with the dampner and he has the only (maybe) dampner dampner.

  • *Looking at PP*.. Roasted loins on isle 2.

    And damnit.. Duncan has an anti-power dampener from what I can see. Not fair. Villans cheat!

  • davefragments

    The new Fan Art is hysterically funny.

    (curses! that link was hard to copy)

    • Yes, yes it was. Run away run away!

    • Xithyl

      Aww, thanks πŸ˜€

  • Cman65

    3-15 in the afternoo and we are getting what feels like a mid summer storm did hell come to earth on my day off?

  • Tyler Griffin

    Annnnnd. There is the (other) power nullifier. SO I’m guessing that gauntlet acts to protect Duncan from it’s effects. I wonder if he had that on their date…

  • Hmm, looks like Tsu’s powers actually helped him against PP’s blast. He’s steaming – literally- but is recovering faster.

    And I still really don’t like the look of all that equipment under the wood platform. Anni clearly has some alien device that helps him against that power neutralizer, but what about PP? Won’t she be influenced unless she has some hidden device too?
    I wonder now, if she has a power base of her own kind that isn’t influenced, or if magic might be a power in its own category. Maybe that was why Spooky had to be fully knocked attacked, if he’s in her category of powers.

    This page is raising several new questions for me. Look forward to getting them answered on the next pages.

    • Tyler Griffin

      On their date, the nullifier didn’t affect Kyle being invisible. I’m gonna make a wild speculation that the nullifier doesn’t mesh with magic, because that is a pretty staple trope in most genres and we have an in story reason (the insanity of almost all magic users) for why the developers might not have factored magic into their schematics.

      • Oh, right. I forgot that. I’ve even pointed that out myself on a previous occation /deaddesk.
        I think I should go back to bed for my nap now, or think a bit more before I write. A tired and freaked mind doesn’t work fast xD

        • Sleep well, Danish dear.

        • Tyler Griffin

          rest well

          • Thank you. Getting back up in a couple of hours, but really has been crashing hard in the last 20mins. I’ll come back later.

  • syllibub

    So Duncan did plan ahead — but for the Protector’s arrival specifically, or did he have something else in mind for that stash? I figure magic is covered by the dampener unless it’s a potion or something that was prepared ahead of time, like the invisibility powder, so it’s possible that Duncan intended to use it to neutralize Sircea’s powers, or even Laampros’ (if it works on demons, that is). Hm.

    Anyway, glad to see Sircea’s only mildly scorched and not utterly incapacitated, although I wish I knew the full extent of the damage Kyle did to her hairdo…. I’ll have to stress about that a while longer, I guess!

    And Gordon must be tough as hell to still be conscious after that hit!

    • SofiaT

      Looks like whatever device it is he’s wearing on his arm protects Duncan from the nullifier.

      • Dakejev

        No, the powder just made Kyle invisible. The dampener still snuffed out his power.

    • Saxon_Brenton

      Like most people I’m guessing the red glow is Anni’s protection field against the power neutraliser. But for me the big question is: who has the stash-of-stuff has been stashed against? The Young Protectors? The Platinum Priestess? Laampros and the demon hordes? (The stash looks a bit small to be weapons intended for double-crossing a horde of demons capable of taking over most of the Earth – but it might be about the right size if the plan was for Team Silver to close the gate after only a comparatively small number of demons made it through…)

      Anyway, I don’t doubt that this plot twist will give us lots of material to speculate on – but I’m suspecting what we really need is another info dump.

      • Tyler Griffin

        Or fend of an average military unit. He may have planned for the potential for non powered, or the lesser powered interns who aren’t off world.

      • Klaus

        It may be that the ritual is only intended to bring Laampros over. Once here, he will be able to bring over his forces.

      • SleepingDragon

        Nothing in the chat between PP and Anni suggested they had any intention of turning on Laampros, at least not today, maybe once they got their long term plans to work. And if the nullifier doesn’t work on magic and Anni is either immunized by the red glowy field or confident enough in his tech it would be a good thing to have on hand against most superhero groups.

  • Cman65

    maybe the dampen don’t work on magics so PP could still have her power but if Red is now getting HELL POWER he may still be able to keep cooking

    • Tyler Griffin

      That would make it interesting indeed.

    • Klaus

      It did not work on her invisibility powder.

      • Tyler Griffin

        exactly, if magic is indeed fully immune, and Kyle is tapping some fiendish source for his powers it could be pretty interesting in another panel or two, especially if Spooks manages to get back on his feet.

        • John

          But it blocked his powers last time. I can’t imagine this time to be different

          • Tyler Griffin

            It MOSTLY blocked his powers. He was still able to create a *PUFF* of smoke. Since then he has been used as a gate to hell, been in hell and tapped into *something* that while there allowed him to burn the invulnerable Annihilator. Now, whether he can duplicate that outside of Hell remains to be seen. I’m just saying it’s on the table as a possiblity

        • timemonkey

          His powers not being magical was part of the what made him interesting to them.

          • Tyler Griffin

            Doesn’t mean they aren’t demonic. They also were interested in the fact that he wasn’t a regular mutant type power either.

  • Oh NO! Duncan pressed the button. Can’t be good, nope!

    *gryph wrings hands*

    • Sapfo

      ….it might be good… *trying to be a optimist*….. maybe there is unicorns and rainbows in that ball…. o.o

      • Klaus

        Then again, maybe not.

      • Tyler Griffin

        Killer robot Unicorns and grey/black rainbows of sadness?

    • Tyler Griffin

      I currently have this mental image of an actual mythical beast Gryphon sitting on it’s lion haunces and wringing it’s eagle talons together in a worried fashion, while cocking it’s head in various, random curious and attentive bird poses.

      • That is sooo excellent! Reminds me of the T-Rex from Toy Story. Good company, yay!

    • Xithyl

      I’m quite disappointed that the button was not simply a garage door opener like we guessed on the prior page >:(

  • Klaus

    What if they had come before the bloodletting was done? Would he still have smashed the pulpit?

    • Saxon_Brenton

      Good question. I’m wondering if the stash-of-stuff hadn’t been so much ‘hidden’ as just ‘stored away’, and under normal circumstances Annihilator would have just walked over, opened the door, and grabbed what he needed from the storeroom. The reason why he busted down the platform is that he’s really cranky after all the nonsense that Tsunami and especially Spooky put him through, and the guy needed to vent.

  • It’s possible that the nullifier will block magic from being cast, but not magic that has already been cast. That would fit what happened with the Chrome Overcompensation twins.

    The invisibility powder was magic that was already cast and, technically, activated. How it reacts to magic that is cast/activated after the nullifier is powered on, remains to be seen. And instant, on-demand, magical effects like Sircea’s constant blasts? That, IMO, should be affected.

    • Samurai Jack

      I kind of agree with you. Although I get the impression Sircea wouldn’t tolerate anything that could affect her abilities.

      • That’s assuming that she knew about the stash.

        Gasp! What if the nullifier counteracts whatever she’s using to appear both (relatively) young and (relatively) sane?

        • Saxon_Brenton

          My mind immediately went to: “But that would effect Spooky too”, and saw him standing up and paraquoting the line from Red Dwarf: “My name is Spooky Jones, and I am quite, quite mad”. And then unleashing all sorts of nastiness.

          • Well, Spooky is a lot different than Sircea. He’s just as sexy and sane without magic as with it. He might be cocky, but he’s not a sociopath and megalomaniac. He has much better fashion sense. And he has friends (i.e., people who invest more energy into the friendship than clicking a button).

          • Tyler Griffin

            Gonna have to disagree on the fashion sense. Spooky wears WAAAAAAY to much to be fashionable, to my tastes.

          • Klaus
          • timemonkey

            For all we know he’s got his own metallic bikini he wears at home.

          • Tyler Griffin

            I… I cannot tell you where that takes my mind. There are several different purposes to metal bikinis….

          • Dakejev

            Well, he did spend a year in Hell, so I’m going to contest that “sane” part of it. Lot of insane people are good at faking sanity. =P

          • Blasphemy. Amanda proved that he was sane.

          • Dakejev

            Aaand we have proof of her sanity where? Her military mom trusting her doesn’t imply any sort of sanity level. Also, when you dig deep enough, no-one’s really sane. =P

          • Yep. ^_^

        • Tyler Griffin

          That stash takes up pretty much the entire space under the platform. I can’t imagine HOW Duncan would have snuck it in without her noticing.

      • Tyler Griffin

        It depends one how magic works and where the “energy” that powers it comes from. if it is fundamentally different than how other meta human powers work then it could well be exempt. Won’t know till the next time Circea casts.

    • purplefoxglove

      I really like that idea…and it’s making me wonder if it would make it impossible to summon Laampros. The ritual may have already started, but, IMHO, it does not seem to be completed, and completing it would require more magic to be cast.

      So…is Duncan planning on de-powering TYP, overpowering them – he would be the only one with powers left, after all – securing them (there seems to be some room left in the sacrificarium), and then deactivating the dampener so Team Silver can finish the ritual…all in due time?
      How much did we have left?

      • Tyler Griffin

        Actually…. That makes a compelling argument for it NOT affecting magic, or Demons, or some combination thereof. Because if the dampener could interfere with their ritual by suppressing either the magic or Laampros himself, then I doubt they would have been willing to risk including it in their contingency plans.

        • purplefoxglove

          Yes, but if TYP hold the ritual off long enough, everything will be in vain. Interrupting the magic flow via dampener for a short time might be worth the risk, if it get those meddling kids out of their way.

          • Tyler Griffin

            And I’m saying that I think the dampener does not have ANY affect of magic, because if it DID, then PP and Duncan would NOT have brought it. They wouldn’t risk it being used against them.

          • Tyler Griffin

            Disregard my last, please. I managed to misread your post twice in a row and thought you had misunderstood what I was saying.

          • purplefoxglove

            Sorry, English is not my native language – I’m probably hard to understand at times πŸ™‚

          • Tyler Griffin

            No, actually, your english was fine, I was just tired and distracted.

          • purplefoxglove


  • I would prefer to be able to see where Mitch is, in this picture. Or at least where he landed.

    • Tyler Griffin

      I’m thinking that he is the ashy scribbly blotch close to Spooky.

      • I thought/hoped that was the place that Spooky went boom.

        • Tyler Griffin

          No. I think it’s MItch, thankfully we have WOG that he survived that attack.

          • No I’m pretty sure that’s where Spooky went boom. Notice the skid mark leading up to it?

          • Tyler Griffin

            I see it, and now that I think back, spooky was standing on the other side of the Kyle PP standoff when he had Duncan in the air, so ya’ll are probably right.

          • Tyler Griffin

            Ooooo, “Where Spooky went Boom” it has such a traumatic ring to it. Say it again and let’s see if Dangerfeild Shudders involuntarily wherever he is at.

          • Dakejev

            …3 years down the road, I can see some TYP-reader naming their amateur rock band “Where Spooky Went Boom”.

          • Tyler Griffin

            And their first song will be titled “Platinuming the Priestess”

          • I don’t know about Chris, but my stomach turned in several bad ways. If we get as much as a single panel that focuses on Spooky and we get a hurtful groan, I might lose it.

          • Ha!

      • Saxon_Brenton

        No, I think that scar in the earth, ending in the smoking crater to the right of panel and just above Spooky, is the one Spooky himself made, when he was sent flying by Annihilator. Then when the exploding potion bottle went off, he was thrown into the air but didn’t fly straight up and then straight back down. Looking back at the page with Flyboy’s landing, Spooky’s magically created airbag prevented Flyboy from actually touching the ground, so he wouldn’t have made an impact mark. I’m not sure we have any idea how far or in what direction Flyboy has landed.

        • Tyler Griffin

          See, I’m not reading that as an impact mark, but ..uh… scorch marks? for lack of a better term? from the residual energy that was pushing Mitch down. I fully agree that I could be wrong, that’s just what I’m seeing.

          Either way, Alex proclaimed that Mitch is still alive at this point.

  • Saxon_Brenton

    Also, the Xithyl fan comic will bring a smile to your face.

  • EyeDontNo

    My thoughts are that PP and Annie have done this ‘ritual’ three times already, and were currently in their 4th round, waiting for YP to show up. The Box with the ‘victims’ is just for show, the real sacrifices are YP themselves. (Sacrifice power to get power is the theme I’m seeing. Just not our own power!)
    Kyle will be okay, because Laampy wants him to rule in his stead. If our Dasturdly Duo harm Laampy’s son, then Laampy may inflict long-lasting pain on the two, eternal youth or not.
    Just my thoughts, your mile may vary, etc., etc. etc.

  • Klaus

    We have reached the milestone.

  • Alt+F7

    Ahahah, at first I read the power dampener’s “Bleep” as “Sleep” and thought Anni was de-activating it, I was rather confused.

    Now I think I understand, Spooky is out of commision and because the invisibility powder survived the dampener in chapter one I’m willing to assume it only affects “Super Powers” and not “Magic”, or at least not existing enchantments/devices and I’m sure Platinum Priestess has a few choice enchantments on that staff of hers at the very least. Now, the Ominous Red Glow(tm) that Duncun’s rocking haaaas to be some protection from the dampening effects.

    Also I’m already loving the background to the rum-locker pic! Only hoping the full image includes Kyle seductively posing on the bed. *ahem*

    • Tyler Griffin

      “Sleep”? Freudian slip? lol

      • Dakejev

        Heh, my friend and I always call it “Freudian lisp” these days.

    • Dakejev

      Ominous Red Glow is still better than Ommmmminous Hummmmmmm. πŸ˜‰

    • Ha! I read “Sleep” too. Took a moment, because, yeah wasn’t he supposed to be turning it on? πŸ˜€

    • Keneu

      I also read it as “Sleep”. I thought it was a pun at first. xD

  • bronakopdin

    I can’t help myself… but seeing that round metal thing… It totally reminds me on the Super Saiyan spaceships of the Dragonball series xD

    So if it IS some kinda ship… is Duncan trying to run for it?
    naaa can’t be…. he’s not a wimp… and it’s probably no ship anyway ^^
    gosh… I’m totally fixed on this pfft

    aaaand I happend to be checking my mails a few minutes ago just to live-receive the next milestone notification >////<
    Alex, Rum-Locker: I love the background already! The scene when we all still loved our Duncan and looked forward to see our Kyle happy…or rather excited ^^

    talking about looking forward πŸ˜€ can't be long to see the whole thing *rubbingherhandswithglee*

    • timemonkey

      PP is magical so her powers might not be able to be repressed.

      • rgleon9986

        So too are Spooky’s, but Spooky vs both PP and Anni (whom I’m assuming now has protection from the power damper).

        • bronakopdin

          Well but then if Anni will still take part with hands and feet why would our other heroes not do the same?
          in case there is NO protection I mean… but as I said above I bet they prepared sth… whatever it is… :/

          • Maus Merryjest

            Oh, Duncan is protected. That’s what that field around him is. Our heroes are defenseless against him, since he has his powers perfectly intact and they do not.

      • bronakopdin

        do we know for sure that magical powers are not being repressed? I thought it would affect any kind of superhuman power, may it be the control over an element, super speed or magical skills but I might just have forgotten…

        still Sircea at least could create that invisibility powder that was definitely NOT affected by the last one, so she might have prepared sth else to make her and Duncan immune to the Dampener!

        • Maus Merryjest

          Remember: the dampener did not interfere with Sircea’s invisibility powder. Chances are that the dampener does not work on magic. With Spooky out of the game, the YPs are completely alone and at the mercy of Duncan and Sircea.

          • bronakopdin

            I mentioned the invisibility powder myself only a few comments above or below, parallel to this comment yesterday ^^

  • Klaus

    The switch to Patreon has been a great success. Alex is now getting roughly four times what the donation bar brought in, and the number is stil rising.

  • Mathew Cole

    That round metal thing….wasn’t it what the Dumbass Duo used in Hong Kong?

    • Tyler Griffin

      That’s the general consensus.

    • Yup. We were told earlier that two of these were stolen. This is the other one.

  • Saxon_Brenton

    One thing that I noticed when I originally examined the big panorama view in panel 3 – but then forgot about until a few minutes ago when I was reading the page script that got emailed out to patreon backers – was how uninvolved Fluke looks. I remember thinking that he must have just finished getting the minions around him to trip over on banana peels and knock themselves out, and was now looking around for his next target.

    Unfortunately, no. According to the script he’s stunned and shell shocked. That’s worrying. I hope he snaps out of it.

    • John

      Well things got bad very fast. In quick succession flyboy, spooky then Tsunami took a bad hit. I’d be surprised if he WASN’T a bit phased by that. I’m impressed by Kyle’s focus.

      I HAD expected better from Tsunami who has actually SEEN combat.

      • timemonkey

        Kyle has an actual target to vent frustration at. I’m wondering if what happened to the others will charge him up or if it’s a result of him running low after burning through what he had saved up?

      • Dakejev

        In Tsunami’s defence, if I’d just taken a magical bolt to the torso, I don’t think I’d be even half upright or conscious (or, really, alive). It looked very, very painful.

  • jreed3842

    Checking in on the new page during break at work…. I had a feeling we might see the dampener again… And I bet that red glowy stuff will allow Duncan to not feel its effects.
    This doesn’t look good.
    Come on, Tsu! Push through the pain! You’re our last hope!!

    • John

      Yeah, but it sends Kyle invisible so he can do all kinds of mischief and I rather suspect it wouldn’t work as thought on spooky neither. Both he and Kyle share a demonic source of power in some form and we already know the dampener has a wierd effect on that.

      Following on from that, was Anni instrumental in it’s development (since he so quickly found what we guess to be a shield) and if so, were he and Sircea planning on using it to combat Big Red and all his friends?

      • Klaus

        It was invisibility powder supplied by PP that did that.

        • SleepingDragon

          Meaning it probably doesn’t work on magic (or at the very least alchemy, but I’m willing to bet magic), leaving only Spooky and PP (either or both of whom may be completely or partially out of comission… ah, no. Just noticed PP seems to be doing fine) with any sort of superhuman assistance… and I see several other devices hidden in the stash… so even if PP and Spooky are out or nullify each other somehow (and despite how much I love Spooks seeing how much more experience PP must have in magic VS magic combat if I were betting money…) it’s a bunch of teens against a number of fanatical cultists (there don’t seem to be that many left but there could be more offpage and some of those knocked out could be coming back to) and a villain who may not be superstrong but is still pretty tough and has all his gadgets.

          Also, can I say that I, again, love the storytelling? Villains who have a contingency plan that is playing to their (established) strengths rather than based on some asspull twist.

          • Klaus

            Spooky is out for the count. And Duncan just activated this device that looks sp,ewhat similar to the dampener, and which covers him in a glow. I am pretty sure that the diabolic duo will have their fullpowers, while the YP will have none.

          • David Welbourn

            The YP might not be *completely* without their powers. In other comic books, probability powers like Fluke’s are difficult to nullify completely since they’re kinda-sorta like magic, so I think Fluke’s power will be mostly but not completely nullified. I think it’s possible he’ll have a trickle of power, say enough to make a nearby bottle or vial open at the right time.

            I also wouldn’t count the Commander out either. Even without telepathy, she’s got tactical skills and probably has some army gadgetry on her person. Mechanical things don’t seem to be affected by the nullifier.

          • Klaus


            Not completely without powers, but close.

          • I’m glad you’re enjoying the story-telling, SleepingDragon. Thank you for your thoughtful comment. πŸ™‚

          • I’m interested too, SleepingDragon, regarding what exactly it will take for Kyle to manifest enough mojo to actually be the hero of this tale. He couldn’t do it in hell even though he’d been violated, betrayed and was hearing that he was responsible for the end of the world. He can’t seem to do it now when, for all he knows, Mitch and Spooky may be dead or so severely injured as to make no difference and Paul and the Commander could be squashed.

            So, the real question (which you are pointing toward), IS (if not any of that?) what WILL it take for Kyle to manifest any ability significant enough to save the day.

            I have no doubt in AW’s abilities to make it work, but I can’t imagine how we get from here to there. I kind of love that. It’s so rare I get a real surprise in our trope saturated world.

    • Klaus

      Too late. The dampener has been switched on.

      • So… will Sircea be switched off too? Or just Kyle… and thus Bibbity Bobbity KaBoooooom…

        • Tyler Griffin

          My money says that it doesn’t affect magic

          • Maus Merryjest

            I think you’re right. It didn’t interfere with the invisibility powder that Duncan sprayed on Kyle- and that obviously came from Sircea.

            It also means that, if anyone can get to Spooky’s non-shattered bottles, that those would also work should they be thrown at Sircea from behind.

            Fluke, get going!

  • John

    So; speculation on dampener. It works on Kyle. So, presumably, it affects demonic powers.

    Was Anni planning on double-crossing Laampy straight away? Use the dampener to subdue his powers than beat on him till Anni gets what he’s REALLY after?

  • D. Garrett

    im so sorry! i cant believe i missed camp again. this page is distressing. i hope tsu recovers!

  • Sunseahl Silverfall

    there’s a lot of /other/ interesting trinkets there….. even a few tubes of what looks like injectable coolant… and… are those two golden things shackles?

    • Dakejev

      They do look like worn around ankles or wrists, but are they shackles or power-boosters?

      • Sunseahl Silverfall

        The point of PP and Duncan isn’t just to “seal the tears,” no matter how good they make that sound….Their real goal is to also take the lord of demons from his own realm and use him to siphon power after the realms are sealed….. Eternal power for the priestess, forever. If anything they’d be power restrainers… So that he cannot use his own power….

        Coolants so he cannot burn….
        Restraints so he can not power….

  • Toli Bera

    Naughty Anni *Hand Swat* That’s not for you silly goose!

  • I wonder if this is how Sircea (possibly working with Laampros) has been intending to double-cross the Bastard: by lying to him that they can contain Laampros via this dampner. And then the Bastard gets a nasty shock when it turns out the dampener doesn’t work on demons.

    Or maybe it does work on demons, and it’s actually the Bastard himself who hid the dampener and concealed his anti-dampener watch from Sircea, because he doesn’t trust her?

    • Klaus

      The dampener worked on Kyle, who is neither alien, mutant or powered by magic.

    • rgleon9986

      It works on half-demons, apparently…

  • Pikinanou

    The tension is killing me! I bet reading those pages all in one go, when it’ll be in paperback form, will be amazing πŸ˜€

  • WarGoddess

    Using the power dampener just isn’t fair at all man. You’ve just gotta be the perfect villain as well as the perfect gentleman. You cheeky devil you. πŸ™‚

  • TwilightDreamer

    Is that the dampener?? But why would Anni….hmm….maybe over thinking it, but were they planning to try and use it on Lammpros or something?
    Ok…very confused…. *waits in anticipation*

    • Klaus

      This is a very important move in their game. So the diabolic duo has tried to prepare for everything. YP are very unlikely to be the only superheroes on earth, even if all the organized ones are off in space. And what if some of the spacefarers return at the wrong moment?

      • Tyler Griffin

        That was horrible and hilarious.

      • OMG Klaus, you are genius. I thought I knew every Tom Leher song ever and that is above and beyond excellent…

        Be Prepared
        Don’t solicit for your sister that’s not nice
        Be Prepared
        Unless you get a good percentage of her price

        Fabulous… and so very very wrong… of course. Ahahahahahahah.

        • Klaus

          Tom Lehrer is the genious here.

      • TwilightDreamer

        rofl! XD well that just left me in chuckles… πŸ˜›
        but you’re right, they’ve thus far proven to think a few steps ahead, so whilst seeing the dampener might be surprising, it’s believable.

    • Sunseahl Silverfall


      The point of PP and Duncan isn’t just to “seal the tears,” no matter how good they make that sound….Their real goal is to also take the lord of demons from his own realm and use him to siphon power after the realms are sealed. This would also explain the other items…

      Coolants so he cannot burn….
      Restraints/dampner so he can not use his power….

      The fact that they need a damper now is just coincidental as it was always intended to be used in the first place….

      • TwilightDreamer

        yeah, true…I mean I knew they weren’t being honest with Lammpros…I guess just with everything that’s happened, I’d forgotten about the dampener.

        • Maus Merryjest

          Tricky Duncan. Tricky…

          • TwilightDreamer

            lol, man this story really gets the mind rolling, but I really have no idea what’s going to happen πŸ˜€ only guesses.

  • purplefoxglove

    Two thoughts come to mind:

    1. Thank God Mitch is already on the ground!
    2. I hope all the water short-circuited the dampener -.-

    • 1. We have no idea how far the range is on that thing so he might have been ok. However, I don’t like thinking what would have happened to Mitch if that had been activated before PP decided to take him out. NO, Doki does NOT like thinking about that.

      2. That would be far too easy and highly unlikely as the platform it was under looked entirely too well made before Duncan smashed it.

  • Klaus

    If Spooky had been up and about, and had thrown his petard at the dampener, destring, we would all be glad he brought it.

    • Dakejev

      I’m slightly worried about him being knocked out and thus bleeding to death thanks to that throwing star -related injury… o_o

      • I know it’s a worrisome couple of pages. Honestly Sircea and Duncan are OLD and it’s only right that they should die and make way for the young and upcoming generation… Right? Right?

        • Tyler Griffin

          But they are villains, and we haven’t seen any up and coming younger villains yet, I don’t count the idiot brigade from the date as they are A) Bounty Hunters and B) to incompetent.

          • That’s all very sensible, but they’re being mean to my Spooky and my Kyle so it doesn’t really have anything to do with competence.

            T-Silver most certainly isn’t having any trouble at the present moment. That said, I just think it would be the polite courteous thing to do, to allow TYP to obliterate them… you know to build their confidence. Is that too much to ask? All I want is for Sircea to accept a little self-immolation? Hey, she’s been hanging around breathing OUR air for 6,000 years now. Dying, gracefully in battle would be the least she could do. RIGHT?

            Just to allay our worries. LOL. I’m sure you can understand my logic.

          • Tyler Griffin

            See, no. I rather like PP, I think she is glorious and deserves another 6000+ years, although maybe not as an actual goddess, but running amok being her badass self.

          • Okay… I’m willing to negotiate. She can keep breathing, but she has to leave my Spooky and Kyle alone. K?

            No one needs to repeat the convo to @syllibub:disqus. LOL.

          • Tyler Griffin

            Duncan is fair game though. I think he’s proven at this point that regrets or no, he just plain deserves it.

          • I agree. Sircea is at least honest about her megalomania. Duncan wants it both ways. He wants to act out like a self-centered sh*t, but then pretend he’s doing it for noble reasons. There is nothing worse that that sort of hypocrisy. I’ll take a Sircea over that any day.

          • Klaus

            On the other hand, did you see the latast Patreon reward?

          • Tyler Griffin

            Not yet. Saving that for an early week boredom fix

          • Entirely unfair to hold up how damn hot Duncan is as a redemptive factor… lol… it just confuses us. I think it’s time to start a head canon that Rum-Locker Duncan is in another AU where he’s good to young gay men… Yessssss…

          • …..Chris…….

            your Spooky and Kyle and Doki’s MItch

            ……leaving Doki’s Mitch out…..for shame

          • LOL. Indeeeed I feel shame.

        • Dakejev

          You should know by now that you’ll never get me to agree to that. =P

    • I’d catch a petard as fine as Spooky’s!

      • Ha!

      • Tyler Griffin

        I bet you would, oh the sacrifices you would make for your fellow man, eh?

        • I’m a giver!

          • Tyler Griffin

            not if you’re catching petards

          • Damn… true… ‘Petard’… pitcher/catcher… okay, I’m easy… erm… I mean flexible… erm… I mean… OH WHATEVER. For Spooky, I’ll deal! HA!

          • untrue! I could drop them… πŸ™‚

          • Tyler Griffin

            We both know that you would never drop Spooky’s petard πŸ˜›

    • Xithyl

      Hm, that’s another thing… Is Spooky officially down and out? And does he have any bottles left to destroy the dampener? Also what if Anni was the only one who knew about the dampener?

      • Klaus

        For once, Adam was unable to deliver what Alex ordered in his script. Spooky is just too small in the one panel he is shown in.

      • Maus Merryjest

        Hmmm, I wonder if the dampener also affects magical effects (such as those bottles) and not necessarily just powers?

  • Kat Hedgecoth

    I’m never going to be able to call him Tsunami again it’s always going to be Flipper now lol. Oh and the fanart was fantastic made me giggle like crazy!

  • fujoshifanatic

    Oh my God, this fight scene is making me crazy! Such an awesome and horrifying page, made more awesome and horrifying after reading the script for it! My gosh, between the Kickstarter update with Spooky, and all the Patreon goodies on top of this page update, the thing that would have put the cherry on top of my weekend would have been to hear back about the second interview I had this week. But I’ll keep my fingers crossed for that.

    Congrats Alex! You are sooo close to giving Stan Lee a run for his money! I think maybe for that goal, you can throw in another prose story? Now that we know what it’s like to kiss Spooky, how about finding out a little about his first kiss? Based on what we’ve read so far, I’m sure that would be a veeeeery interesting story to tell indeed, and one I would very, very interested to learn. And I don’t think I’m alone in this. Just a suggestion! *crosses fingers*

    Man, I don’t even know how this will turn out now that that dampener thing is turned on! Maybe it doesn’t work on magic? I don’t see Sircea trying to turn on any anti-dampening device, so that gives me hope. Though, the only magic user in TYP is currently on the ground nearly pulverized and half-fricasseed, so that point might be mute, unless he can heal himself super quick. *bites lip*

    I see you’ve thrown another swerve into the downward descent of this roller coaster ride Alex; I’m praying the upswing happens before the Despair Event Horizon, but you’re bringing it awfully close man. Part of me wants to see just how close you can bring it (oddly I see Laampros showing up kicking puppies factoring into that somehow), while the other part wants to be put out of its misery at seeing my super kids in such distress!

    I think right now I need a palette cleanser, so I’m going to go think of happier times in the story by taking one more look at sexy Duncan with background (that looks like a hotel I stayed in once; oh my imagination!), and reread the pages featuring Kyle’s and his last date, stopping just before things go waaaay south. Awesome page nonetheless!

    • Dakejev

      …I’ve been wanting the villains to win this encounter, ever since Sircea spelled out what would happen to Duncan if Laampros didn’t get fully summoned. =p

      • I know, but I wanted to see that happen… that would be fun to see Duncan go all Laampros-fa-thoom… darn.

    • Glad you find the page awesome. fujoshifanatic! And glad you like seeing all the extra goodies I’ve been sending out. πŸ™‚

      Yep, things do look a bit grim for our heroes on this page. But whether the roller coaster continues its descent or starts to climb again, bear in mind that I do consider fun an essential part of a genre story. I can’t say whether this scene will cross any particular horizon for you. What I can say is that there’s definitely fun stuff ahead. Maybe in this scene. Maybe in the next. But I’ve never been a fan of genre works that are just watching train wrecks in slow motion. (IIRC, Jurassic Park 2 felt that way to me…) Without real trouble, there wouldn’t be much of a story, but there definitely needs to be a healthy balance of fun, IMHO.

      And thank you very much on your congratulations! It really looks like I might be able to say “I make my living telling stories featuring heroes who happen to like other guys” and I am so grateful to all of you for putting that within reach. You all are superheroes. πŸ™‚

      • Yep… that’s an interesting question Alex… When (notice I don’t say if…) you reach that full-time comic goal. What will the title on your new business cards say?

        β€’ Super Hero Encourager
        β€’ Chairman and CEO of Yaoi911
        β€’ King of TYP-land
        β€’ Consultant to all forms of gay Supers
        β€’ TYP GOD (as in Word-Of…)

        The possibilities are endless. I can’t wait.

  • Thank you for an action packed page. Lot’s going on that I don’t really understand, but, as always, its visually clear and very exciting.

    Okay that fan art is just creative fun. Thanks for that Xithyl. And thanks to everyone who made the new Rum-Locker version of Duncan possible. Major applause from a junkie. Ummm, thank you AW for your WOG on Mitch, that allows some of us to exhale. Thank you for including the Link to Kyle’s first look at the Duncan wiener… that was a great page.

    Oh and I gotta love, “These meddling kids have made a total mess of the lawn party Sircea and Duncan were having.” (AW-notes) That’s pretty darn funny.

    Panel#1: There is so much going on, but it’s still visually clear. Compliments on that. Even small, Duncan is clearly enveloped in the glow. He dismantled that platform pretty effectively.

    Panel#2: Love the closeup that tells us what this was about. It was definitely a surprise that they had stashed this tech. I enjoy that it was definitely a course of action I didn’t anticipate.* That is so much fun. Of course, being a total geek I wondered what everything else was for. Geek much? Hey, I want destructive toys too. I’ll be good with them I promise. Only a bomb for my annoying neighbors. LOL.

    Panel#3: Loved the wide look that’s let’s us get as much clarity about a complex page as possible. I love that Vero keeps people colors distinct. Duncan’s red glow, Kyle’s fire, Sircea’s white magic, Spooky’s exploding bottle. I like that we see Paul and his shock. Not a problem with the physical book, but in our serial world today it feels like a long time since we’ve seen him. Amanda is still kicking butt. Damn she is fine.

    (Do we want a quibble… maybe a tiny bit?) Quibble#1: I couldn’t be sure that the smoldering ‘thing’ to the right of Spooky was Mitch. It left a plowed trail… and that was Spooky’s landing, so I’m assuming that smolder is where Spooky finished his sliding landing and then self-detonated. And the explosion tossed him slightly to the left(?) Just curious, but that’s my ‘holding’ observation. Quibble#2: It would be nice to see where Mitch is in relation to the gang, since I really don’t know where he is. Still a really great panel, despite my Quibs.

    Panel#4: I love that Amanda is still functioning. She’s such a tough beauty. Focused, strong. It’s clear why they follow her so loyally. She’s there with them no matter what and her experience shines through. Honestly, given the past battle, I’m not sure what she imagines Tsunami can do, but I’m sure she has her reasons. I do love his crouched position and expression. He looks both tough and hurt. Hard combinations. Applause Adam and Vero. Love Amanda’s thought bubble. It’s got some extra urgent juice, but not TOO much, just enough for us to feel her intensity.

    Panel#5: So clear. So simple. “CLICK”. It’s clear that the dampener is going to kick in and Kyle will be rendered harmless (well he’s not really bothering Sircea too much now). However, I’m going to have to close my eyes on Wednesday because I suspect that Sircea is going cream the sh*t out of Kyle very shortly and Team Silver will proceed to do what they need to do. Maybe AW will surprise me and Sircea will be effect also, but it seems sort of likely not. She’s been rather ahead of everyone. It seems unlikely that Duncan will betray her now when Laampros’ tat is still on his arm.

    I’ll be surprised, with the whole team down, if Amanda can do much except maybe get the hell out of the line of fire — who knows if she’s willing to run to the jet. I have no idea what the military protocol is… if your whole team is down. It doesn’t seem like her, but she’s also a military pragmatist. Sort of the good version of Duncan’s pragmatism.

    Once again excitement reigns. The only thing I can really ask more if you guys, is that Wednesday is sooooooo far away and I’d like to speed that up, thanks… (chris sticks out lower lip in an epic pout… hmmmm… no one is impressed.) Thanks again guys.

    p.s. Oh, and thank you for the Kickstarter update showing the three signing ALL those books. It makes it feel closer. I CANNOT WAIT. (bounces). WANTS. WANTS NOW!

    • Thank you for another very thoughtful play-by-play, Chris! Lots of fun for me to read.

      Yep, ideally, we would have been able to show Mitch in that WS, but Mitch is out in the woods a bit and it just would have made everyone too darn small. Hopefully, the trail on the ground will help make things clear that the smoldering thing isn’t Mitch. We’ll see.

      And so glad you’re looking forward to those books and other goodies from the Kickstarter! Can’t wait to be able to send those out to you! πŸ˜€

    • *Grabs Chris and holds on for dear life*
      It’s not even a quarter of the way to the next page. I can’t handle this waiting game. Have to keep reminding myself not to fret-eat.

      • Tyler Griffin

        Just keep chanting the phrase “Where Spooky went Boom” to yourselves. I heard it might have a calming effect 0:)

        • >.>
          *Starts sharpening fork*

          • purplefoxglove

            I hold, you…stab?

          • Tyler Griffin

            Ooooo. Is it steak and lobster night already???? 0:D

          • purplefoxglove

            Yes!!! Yes, it is. You’re our, uhm, guest of honour.

      • ONE WORD: Doughnuts!

        • Xithyl

          You forgot the word “custard” in front of that πŸ˜€

          • True that… I feel shame. πŸ™‚


        • NO! You can not tempt me. There’s not a doughnut in sight. There’s only chocolate and browni- …. oh, dangit -_-

    • Xithyl

      Panel #3 is so epic! Having an overview really puts things into perspective and is so helpful with everything that’s going on. πŸ˜€

      • I very much agree and that’s why I always make sure to include these moments in the script. It’s the film editor in me.

        (And that’s one of the reasons I don’t much care for early Michael Bay action sequences. A car chase isn’t exciting if you can’t tell where the cars actually are in relationship to each other. IMHO, anyway.)

    • Klaus

      I look at the pictures of all those books, and of the creators of this comic, and what do I see? Alex has the same dining room chairs as I. There is so much else to see in those pictures but that is what I notice.

      • Out of all the ones at IKEA, those chairs were by far my favorite. πŸ™‚

        • Klaus

          Mine too. Now, after 13 years, one of mine is broken, and IKEA don’t have them anymore πŸ™

  • Shinashi

    Man, that mid panel is like a wide-shot in a movie. So cinematic

  • On last page I worried about Anni going around the wood platform in the direction of Kyle. This page shows that so far he didn’t, and somehow that’s not much a relief as it should be, because I’m not sure this is better >.<

  • I appreciate the careful attention paid to the battlefield. Considering who is where, I want to say, “Kyle, when Platterpuss fires next, DUCK!”

    • Tyler Griffin

      Platterpus, lol. I like that but you might not want to use it when syllibub is within earshot.

  • While I’m still reveling in the fact that we just met the last milestone (drool: Rum-Locker)… I just noticed that we are only $393 from the next milestone. This is the critical one, as Alex will be, our TYP art slave and will work 24/7 to meet our insatiable need for his creations able to spend moar time focusing on his beloved art than on working for corporate America. I mean, who doesn’t understand the importance of super homosexuals that we might know, living just next door and they could be our friends. No one better than our Alex. Right?

    Thank everyone who has scraped together enough to contribute. I swear this will be worth it for all of us in a big way. Let’s keep going. Alex deserves to suffer for his fantastic super homo hero art.

    Right? πŸ˜€

    • Xithyl

      Alex, better start getting those business cards made and write up that “quitting my day job” speech… πŸ˜€

      • Tyler Griffin

        I think that we would all understand if he still did some non TYP stuff on the side though, a little extra income is fun, plus it helps to stave off Burn Out.

        • Of course, you are right and I trust AW to be a healthy guy. I want to make sure everyone knows I’m very much joking when I talk about TYP 24/7.

          No one from Tina Fey, Guillermo del Tor to Joss Whedon lives and breathes one thing. Alex is a smarty and he’ll take care of himself.

          I only hope he gets to work on his art as much and for as long as he desires… without the burnout that plagues so much of the long-term comic artwork on the internet. When people aren’t paid and have to eat and pay rent, often it all becomes too much.

          My hope is that Patreon, etc… will help AW manage a happy healthy life that allows him to continue to explore this world that so many of us enjoy so much and in time other worlds too.

          That said, you are heartily correct, burn-out is to be avoided at all costs.

          You know? There’s a super hero for that. LOL.

          • fujoshifanatic

            I totally knew AW would reach his goals, and fairly quickly. He is a very smart cookie, and does not do things without proper research, planning and preparation. Trust that before he ever considered Patreon, he had researched the platform, figured out the cost/risk/reward ratio, planned his campaign, plotted out the timeframe for its success based on the following/fanbase he had, lined up the talent/resources he needed for the campaign, planned for contingencies, and already had Plan B in place if, miracle of miracles, it didn’t actually work.

            He is that rare combination of creatively talented and practically disciplined that more people in the arts should aspire to, and that combination serves him well. I doubt very much that he would suffer from burn out over TYP. If anything, not having to answer to a boss would allow him to pursue other outlets besides TYP, like writing more prose, or even making more independent, creative films (check this out if you haven’t seen it before: All the success he is enjoying has been years in the making, and as I have said before, he deserves every bit of it and more.

            Eesh, I sound like a groupie, but I totally believe in giving props where they are due, and I also kind of feel it’s important for people to know all the work, preparation, and time that went into AW’s “quick” success on Patreon.

          • Oh, but thank you. So well said. Indeed I wish AW would rent out his left brain to me at times. I need to do more risk/reward research before I galumph into troubled waters. LOL. But thanks for saying this so well.

            Oh, and for folks who want to watch that Vimeo video… a close-paren “)” accidentally got included in Fujo’s nice link, so you have to copy it and remove the “)” to get the right URL.


    • Saxon_Brenton

      It’s very encouraging how quickly it’s happened. I had expected the $3,000 this-webcomic-is-now-fully-funded goal to be reached reasonably quickly, but I still get warm fuzzies thinking about how the goal was reached just in time to be announced on the final bonus page from the old donation bar.
      And then the $7,000 Alex-can-quit-his-day-job goal? Personally I guestimated that that we would reach that sometime late this year or early-to-mid 2016. Oh wow, was I spectacularly wrong with that timeframe. To have it in striking distance within 2-and-a-half-months is just awesome.

      • Oki, the 7K is also being reached faster than I expected, but reaching it at the earliest of late 2015, or even first in 2016?
        Where’s your faith in the gay greatness, man? πŸ˜‰

        I was first expecting it could happen more around late spring (May-ish, maybe early June) but have been cutting that down every time we passed a new milestone. Even in my most pessimistic moments (after that first 1-2 weeks) I didn’t give it more than half a year tops, because of the comic and the readers. I’m happy to see that even that was highly estimated <3

        • Saxon_Brenton

          [rolls eyes and grins sheepishly] I was kinda expecting that once the twice-a-week goal was reached (which was pegged to coincide with the this-webcomic-is-now-fully-funded goal) that for the most part our craving for YP webcomics would be sated, that there would therefore be a substantial plateauing in patreon funding, and a corresponding slow-down in when milestones would be reached.

          I clearly under-estimated demand for YP related stuff. And thinking about it, I believe I completely overlooked the mechanic of pateons getting extra stuff, even at minimum $3 and $5 levels.

          • I understand how you might feel this way. I had questions too. However (partly what I do for a living), I’ve been fascinated with the concepts of Kickstarter and Patreon. How many of us pay for cable TV or for a “bundle” of things we may only want part of. Significant amounts of our money (the fee) goes for company overhead, salaries and other things that have nothing to do with “THE THING WE WANT”.

            For example, if a theatre chain runs a popular film you want to see, often major studios demand they also take less popular films to compensate. Your ticket price at the theatre is higher because in the ticket fee for the Avengers is a surplus that covers the fact that they are forced to run a film no one cares about.

            Bundling, loss-leader, it’s the business. However, the internet has changed things and Hollywood is still in fits, trying to catch up. On the internet you go to a site and it is the THING you want… or not. So that is what today’s audience is getting used to.

            It’s still in the unknown, but I think the ‘idea’ of Patreon is the wave of the future. How many times have you LOVED a television show only to have it cancelled because a tv network felt it didn’t fit their advertiser’s needs (or whatever) even though it had a huge audience following.

            Some shows survive due to fan-love. Star-Trek is a great example.

            Patreon is in it’s infancy, but I can absolutely imagine that, one day, the core group of some television series or a small film will start through one of these venues and due to the names and people involved, some of us may support it (even though the amount needed is FAR above what we discuss here with TYP) and it will get the necessary support… Not due to a few people with $$$, but due to many many fans at 5$ per month.

            Imagine if Joss Whedon comes and puts together a proposal for a show, lays out it’s bones, and sells an idea and a cast. Enough fans at $5 and he has a sustainable show where the majority of the money GOES TO THE SHOW… not to some network with all it’s overhead and executive salaries. I swear, one day it will happen.

            Our money, going to the exact people and projects we love. This is new to many of us, but it’s not far fetched. Hollywood is going crazy to figure this out. It’s critical to the female and LGBTQ audiences who feel ignored.

            When someone you trust promotes a project with a character at the center that YOU support… (screw Neilsen) they’ll see exactly how many females or gays would support a show about … who and whatever!

            Here, today with TYP your dollar is going directly to Alex, Adam, Vero and secondarily to the other artists and printers who make this universe possible. You’re getting a story fix 2x a week and extras, including direct communication with the creator. There is no studio or network skimming off the top. Marvel can’t say that.

            Compared to some tv series or a films… what you get for your dollar here is amazing.

            I’ve got my spectacles on and I’m watching this Patreon vehicle… I think it’s going to change the nature of how entertainment is funded and we’re fortunate to be on the forefront of deciding what happens in our corner of it.

            I’m excited.

  • Librarican

    I find myself comparing the powers to the active and passive powers options found in Charmed.

    fire, staff firepower, water, levitation, Spooky magic, and whatever you would call Annihilator’s talents (super speed and strength?) are all active powers

    Luck manipulation, fighting (at least against the other guys) and telepathy could be seen as the passive powers. So with three of our “heavy hitters” out of commission now, even though Commander and Fluke seem to be almost done with the monk minions, it might leave Kyle alone to battle both PP and Annihilator. Is this when he powers up like what happened when meeting his dad for the first time?

  • Hey a really fun article that tells a little bit about the reclusive Rum-Locker and his history. The interviewing site is the same one that interviewed Alex a while back — not unsafe, but some of the ads are NSFW exactly. I didn’t find it any sort of problem and the interview is very interesting.

    Duncan IS mentioned… πŸ™‚

    • Klaus

      Duncan is not only mentioned, but shown. The face only, of course.

      • Tyler Griffin

        Duncan really is one unholy sexy devil in that face image though… I can’t help but have my eyes dragged to it anytime it’s in frame.

    • Tyler Griffin

      Adammale, isn’t that the gay male adult toy store sight that Daveywavey adverts for on his youtube channel now?

    • So it IS Kyle who’s in the WIP (from Alex’ comment). Quite as I hoped πŸ™‚ Can’t wait to see that one.

  • Sammi Thompson

    AAAAHHHH I NEED MORE and please tell me Duncan and Kyle get together??!! or am I just going to have to live with Duncan being a meanie butt to Kyle?

    • Maus Merryjest

      I dunno, Sammi. Duncan at this point is completely irredeemable short of sacrificing himself to stop Laampros- and I don’t see him doing that, he wants his eternal youth too much, enough to condemn everybody else to hell on earth :/

      • Sammi Thompson

        *sighs* true but a fangirl can dream right? i was hoping Duncan would help stop the PP and then run to Kyle saying he loves him and somehow Kyle would forgive him cause he is a cutie patootie and everyone wouldnt care cause its love…… and they would live haply ever after…..only in my dreams

        • Maus Merryjest

          You want him to be better than he is, and he should be ashamed for not living up to those expectations!

          I mean, c’mon, he’s missing out on KYLE here. What good is eternal youth if you have to spend it alone?

          • Sammi Thompson

            Very very true!

          • Maus Merryjest

            I mean, goodness knows that I’d toss Sircea out the window in a heartbeat for a chance at someone like Kyle XD

          • Sammi Thompson

            Wouldn’t we all?! Kyle i such a sweet hunny bunny and he didnt diserve what Dunan did….but i can’t help but still love the couple!

          • Maus Merryjest

            Maybe someone better will come along for Kyle :p

            And then Duncan will be stuck with Sircea for all eternity. Gosh, that’d be like a marriage between Dorothy Parker and Oscar Wilde- they’d tear each other to pieces.

          • Sammi Thompson

            Hell than Duncan will realize he messed up and he lost Kyle and how much of a douche he was

          • Tyler Griffin

            Someone better already did. And since Kyle is practicing self imposed celibacy, their relationship brings up no age issues.

    • Klaus

      OK. I will do what you ask: Duncan and Kyle will get together. I am convinced of that. I am also convinced that it will not be peaceful.

  • Maus Merryjest

    This is the end of the road for the Young Protectors so far.

    That dampener will put everybody but Duncan out of the game- that field around him clearly is meant to keep him isolated from the effects of the dampener. He will be an invincible superman among depowered teenagers and a non-telepathic commander. He can take everybody out in one swift punch-run.

    With that switch flipped, communications are out, luck powers are off, Tsunami has nothing to throw at Annihilator, and our favorite flame will run out of tinder.

    UNLESS Kyle’s powers are not affected by virtue of them being infernal in nature (after all, if the dampener affected infernal powers, then Laampros wouldn’t be able to come through the portal were the dampener active) and he delivers a resounding ass-kickery to Sircea AND Duncan upon reaching 100% saturation in his outrage meter. Were that to happen, Kyle will truly be the trump card Spooky thought he could be.

    But that would be too easy…

    • Tyler Griffin

      Well, they can start hurling Spooky’s potions I suppose…

  • Kate G

    HA HA HA HA HA HA HA! *laughing hysterically* *gasping for air* Okay, okay, give me a minute. I need to recover from the PP and Red Hot Origin fan bit. Oh my goodness, that was funny. “YOU’RE ANCIENT!” *giggles some more*

    OF COURSE DUNCAN kept some of his techno goodies under the platform. Why wouldn’t he bring a back up back up option? He’s one of those bad evil slimy Slytherins (unlike me who is just a clever Slytherin and does not like evil.)

    We all know technology does NOT like water. Not a bit. So, uh, Tsunami, aim the water THAT A WAY. Then towards PP. I don’t like the look of that big dampener.

    • Maus Merryjest

      I wonder if flipper is too close to the dampener already. If he is, he might be as useful as a fish out of water….

      • Kate G

        Well, it hasn’t started yet.

        • Maus Merryjest

          It BLEEPED – Flipper might not have enough time πŸ™

          • Klaus

            On the other hand, it has not unfolded yet, so maybe he has. But most likely not.

          • Saxon_Brenton

            Smash the dampner, Tsunami! Smash it now before it can deploy! Slide, Charlie Brown! Slide!

      • Xithyl

        He looks pretty buff, so hopefully not difficult to lift and toss the dampener somewhere if it comes to that. πŸ˜€

  • Klaus

    I think it is a safe bet that Duncan’s device protects him from the dampener. But if such a device was among the things stolen, why did Commander not mention it? It would have been useful for the team to know. It would also be useful to know how many of those there are.

    • Saxon_Brenton

      Oh, good point. Commander said the two protoypes plus all the research materials were stolen. As you say, there was no mention of protection against the dampener.
      This might be Commander summarizing (but that seems out of character from what we know of her). Might be oversight on the part of her contacts (her enquiries and their reply had to fit within the few hours between the guys getting back from the warehouse for a debriefing and the team flying off in the morning). But a third possibility is that Team Silver have the wherewithal – either from personal skill, or more likely from their employees – to take the research material and built the red-glowy-protection-field from scratch.

      • Klaus

        Or maybe her source dislikes being ordered to reveal their secrets, and interpreted the question or order in narrowest possible way.

  • Klaus

    What is the range of that thing? Tweedledum and Tweedledummer – or whoever instructed them – thought it necessary to activate the dampener inside the resturant.

    • purplefoxglove

      Then again, Kyle couldn’t outrun its range on the marketplace. Tweedledum and Tweedledumber probably just didn’t want to take any chances.

  • Jojolightningfingers

    no. no. no. no. nO. NO.

  • Snowy Locks

    Shit, meet fan.

  • While I’m still reveling in the fact that we just met the last milestone (drool: Rum-Locker)… I just noticed that we are only $393 $388 $361 $318</b from the next milestone. This is the critical one, as Alex will be, able to spend real time focusing on his (our) beloved art, rather than on working for corporate America. I mean, who doesn't better understand the importance of super homosexuals that might be living just next door? And they could be our friends. No one better than our Alex. Right?

    Thank everyone who has scraped together enough to contribute. I swear this will be worth it for all of us in a big way. Let's keep going. Epic WOOT-age is closer than ever!

    • purplefoxglove

      And we’re now at 910 patreons πŸ˜€

    • $300!!

    • Klaus

      $259, but the number of patrons still stands at 911. I think I am far from the only one who has raised my support $10 for this one month. I expect a drop once the rewards for this month has been collected.

      • There will always be some movement as people encounter real-life, but I have faith that, over-time, the number of fans will rise enough so that the monthly goal can reach a steady point. The goal for Alex to be able to be full-time with TYP is one that includes lots of monthy fixed costs… artists salaries, writing time, web hosting, Kontari tech & hard ware. So, it will be a great thing when it can remain steady.

        I’m sure some people, like myself, will always encounter challenging times, some when we’re doing better than others. Overall this Patreon has done extremely well in a short time. I’m sure it will adjust as people discover an amount they feel comfortable giving regularly. As @fujoshifanatic:disqus said well, in a previous post, Alex is a smart man and will certainly have run all the numbers. It will just take time.

        I think 911 Patreons is awesome, and I have no doubt given the quality of this comic that it will continue to grow as more people discover TYP.

        OH? Lookee here… It’s page day. WOOT. πŸ™‚

        • Klaus

          I too think the we will end up with a steady stream of patronage above the $7 000 level, I just think that it will be too early to celebrate the first time we hit that number. Unless Alex can keep pulling this exra rewards out of his sleeve.

          • Totally agree. Slow and steady does indeed win this race. However, I like to celebrate NOW and yet again LATER and often in between… πŸ™‚

          • Klaus

            A good deed can not be done too often. Danish proverb.

        • Klaus

          Page day? Here there is 7 hours to page day. And another 6 hours or so till the page is up.

  • Klaus

    OK, you got me. I increased my support to $10. I warn you that I am going back to $5 next month, though.

  • I have to admire The Commander even more. She’s still fighting despite the odds moving further and further away from their side. Still encouraging her team to keep moving despite how futile it appears. She’s not giving up. You go, girl! That’s being a superhero as far as I’m concerned.

    • Yeah… maybe if that dampener works on Sircea, then the Commander can give her one of those Bruce Lee kicks before PP blasts Kyle… then Kyle and Duncan can have a personal moment (very angsty for poor Duncan). Then Paul just has to have a super-charged moment (brought on by all this bad luck he’s absorbing), which will cause Duncan to trip and fall right on his Kontari wrist band (SFX: CRUNCH … see what I did there Alex?) and it’s little alien gem get’s munched. Needless to say (but I will) no more red glow for Duncs, and now everybody is normal. Except Amanda and Paul who have NOT lost their Kung Fu…

      * No, I haven’t forgotten the box of peeps… I just can’t think what to do with them yet and they’ve been fighting for days, so the military should be just about their if they haven’t stopped off for Krispy Kreme Doughnuts… dang military.

      Hey, I might have up to 17 hours to live this fantasy… this calls for some decent champagne… it IS breakfast time… so perhaps a mimosa. Who has the fresh squeezed orange juice? lol

      • Klaus

        If Pauls power is active, we can always hope that one of the villains will step on one of Spooky’s phials. But the dampener will prevent that, I’m afraud.

        • Crappers… forgot the darn dampener kills Paul’s mojo too. Well, what if he got super lucky and the power kills Sircea’s mojo, but since Paul is standing further away there is just enough time for his power to kick in and the entire platform collapses and the dampener is crushed, ‘DOH!

          Of course then the military would have to show up, because we’d be right back to where we were before. DOUBLE ‘DOH!

          (chris looks around and no one is buying it)

      • You wrote box of peeps. My first thought was those little marshmallow bunnies and chicks. And I admit I had a Homer Simpson moment. They were like crack when I was a kid.

        • Snort — I did not even think of that. Well maybe Laampros is the Demon King of Easter and all those death will give him a spring-like rebirth???

          WHAT? I’m just trying to cheer us up for page day? GUY… can’t blame a guy for trying. Yeah, maybe not… that would sort of make Kyle a hell-bunny. Hmmm… yeah… a hell-bunny with a really great butt.

          Erm… yeah peeps are like sugar crack!

  • Klaus

    Somebody do something about that bleeping dampener!

  • $244!
    At least for the moment!
    HEY! How long until Paul is 18 years-old?
    (WHAT? Don’t judge me. I’m just asking.)

    • Klaus

      About a year. Flyboy is the youngest by almost two years, having just turned 15. I suspect that Paul’s 17th birthday will play a crucial part in the story, since one of the themes of this story is that birthdays have power.

      But of course I could be wrong. Paul may be 17 already. But only barely, then.

      • stickfigurefairytales

        I think I remember it being mentioned at one point that Paul was 17 already.

  • Hey Debbie-Downer here… but doesn’t it mean that if Duncan stole both dampeners, than he had that nice wrinkly green Kontari blown to bits by those mercs? Dude…

  • Klaus

    The Patreon total is steadily climbing in steps of five, while the number of patrons stays at 911. It would seem that the extra reward is drawing in money.

    911 is also part of the name of the site. Could that be a coincidence?

  • Okay, we broke the “Yaoi911” number barrier and we now have #913 Patreons!
    Grand WOOT-AGE Indeed!

    • davefragments

      It will cross in a day or two. Just don’t burn out your computer screen staring at it.
      {wink, wink}

      • Problem is that’s not the image I’m staring at. IT’S ALL ALEX AND RUM-LOCKER’S FAULT!

  • davefragments

    I an’t wait for tonight’s update but I have about 4 hours of chores before I can make it to camp.

    • You’re so responsible… I just want to eat food that’s bad for me, surf the internet, read sci-fi and urban fantasy and play video games. I don’t think I have any redeeming values in me tonight. Humph, TUESDAY!

      • davefragments

        If I don’t clean the house or do the laundry then no one else will. It’s sad. I know. Responsibility calls. If you hum a few bars, I’ll sing it for you. . .
        That’s a borrowed punchline from a joke about a man goes into a bar and sits down to a beer. The Piano player has a trained monkey on a leash and when the man is into his third beer, the monkey comes over and pees in the glass. Now the man is a little indignant for that offense and he goes over to the opine player and says “Do you know you monkey peed in my beer?” and the piano player says “No but if you hum a few bars, I’ll fake it.”

        Or something like that.

        • Oh dear, it’s like you’re cleaning house with Henny Youngman. πŸ™‚ Good luck Dave.

  • Doki will see the page in the morning, Doki has to go to bed. Night, happy camping, and good luck hunting!

  • stickfigurefairytales

    Hi everybody! I’m back from Orlando!

    • davefragments

      hey! Hope you enjoyed Orlando.

      • stickfigurefairytales

        I did, thank you! Had a great time at the conference, and afterwards I was able to get to the Universal Studios parks to visit the Harry Potter stuff!

        • davefragments

          That’s a temptation for me. I went to Disneyworld and Epcot with a Robotics group from ’95 to ’99 and took my family there back in the 1980’s. That was all before Harry Potter. I’d like to see all that.

          • stickfigurefairytales

            I had been to Universal Studios Islands of Adventure back in 2001, which was back when they had just a generic medieval land that they later made into the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. They kept the dragons roller coaster (originally called Dueling Dragons) but changed it to be two of the dragons from the Triwizard Tournament.

          • davefragments

            I wondered how they justified that. The White Dragon was my other choice.

        • How was the Harry Potter stuff? I have been reading some really amazing HP fanfic lately.

          • stickfigurefairytales

            It was really cool! Everything was made with a lot of attention to detail, and I was especially impressed with the newer part – Diagon Alley, which is in the Universal Studios Florida park (rather than Islands of Adventure, where Hogwarts and Hogsmeade are). If you get a park-hopper ticket you can take the Hogwarts Express between the two, which was lots of fun too.

          • stickfigurefairytales

            They even included Knockturn Alley, which is a little bit hidden! The store there is the only place where you can buy shirts and things with the Dark Mark and other evil stuff.

        • You are a GryphonPuff? Ummmmm…

          • davefragments


          • stickfigurefairytales

            Close! Gryffindor and Slytherin, but you had Hufflepuff and Ravenclaw right.

          • Dang. NO Dumblepuff?

          • davefragments

            thanks, I only spell right because of the spellchecker.

          • stickfigurefairytales

            Actually, that’s kind of accurate, since I usually get sorted into Gryffindor by online quizzes and the like, but my personal favorite house is Hufflepuff so I’d probably want to be in there (although I could also see myself being quite happy in Ravenclaw).

          • Cool…. Ravelgryffinpuff!

          • When I used Pottermore(?) to be sorted, I got Ravenclaw?

          • stickfigurefairytales

            That’s cool! I could see you as a Ravenclaw. I got Gryffindor on Pottermore myself. I’m not saying that I think it doesn’t fit me at all; I just feel like the other houses deserve to have their virtues championed more, so I kind of wanted to end up somewhere else.

          • In all honesty, I think truthfully I should be in Hufflepuff. I know they get a lot of flack, but their mascot is a BADGER! Badgers are crazy a** scary when enraged.

          • stickfigurefairytales

            That’s exactly what I’ve always said! I definitely maintain that if you actually get a Hufflepuff mad, they would be the scariest out of anybody.

          • I think I read somewhere about a badger(s) fighting off a bear.

          • “Dude, why are always so weary of the Puff balls?”

            “Their symbol is a badger. A BADGER! Badgers take on bears! and WIN! Like heck I am going to risk pissing off a Puff!”

          • stickfigurefairytales

            *Smart* people know to be wary of a badger’s wrath.

          • It’s the name… (where is their PR department?)


            We just need to do some hard work and we’ll get this sorted!

    • Hi Sticki! You said on tumblr your paper was well received.

      • stickfigurefairytales

        Yes, it was! I was really happy! And I got to see a bunch of friends from children’s lit grad school and others who I’d met at previous years’ conferences, which was so much fun. πŸ˜€

    • Stick does DISNEY WORLD!!!!! yes?

      • stickfigurefairytales

        Not this time – I went to Disney World last year. This time I went to the two Universal Studios parks (mostly for the Harry Potter places).

        • Both equally fun if the company is good. Sounds like you had a good time. Yay.

          • stickfigurefairytales

            I did indeed! πŸ˜€

  • Spring cleaning & food done and treat is camp! How is everyone doing?

    • stickfigurefairytales

      Pretty good! A little tired still, but I’m glad to be back! How about you?

      • Woo! Glad to hear the trip was excellent, and always nice to get home too!

    • Better now that you are here!

    • Tired but both SO ready to see the new page.. and kinda scared to ^_^

      • I know. I predict quiet camping tonight. Everyone is prepared for DOOM……….

        • Ugh, yes! Doom is the word. Everything that’s been done to out team so far is part of that doom. *Nomes on scone* Knowing how hurt they are already.. DOOM.

          • I know… with or w/out dampener… Mitch and Spooky are snoozing. So it’s a tough road no matter what. ARG.

          • And Tsu got fried so much that he’s steaming. Not good, not good.

          • Well he WOULD steam don’t you think?

    • Yay for cleaning being done!

      • Can someone please come do mine… Sircea put a no-cleaning spell on me and I get tired when I see sponges and windex…. :p

        • Lol no I think I’m done, although perhaps I can convince my bf instead since he was helping πŸ˜‰

    • davefragments

      I’m not half done. I’m determined to get rid of the stuff I haven;t used in over ten years. I already donated 12 pair of jeans that were 2 inches smaller than my waist.

      • Good job! I wonder who those jeans belonged to? I have clothes that some stranger slipped into my closet also… Go figure.

        • davefragments

          Me! I Seem to have expanded a bit.

          • All very right and proper I’m sure… as befits a man of your stature and position in life. Righto!

          • I’m happy that it finally goes the other way around for me πŸ™‚

          • Lucky Wolf…

      • I know that feeling! I’m pretty sure donated over 10 bags of things last weekend and still cleaning. Time to get rid of / sell a lot of things no longer needed πŸ˜‰

        • davefragments

          I had a bag of socks that weren’t used in four years. I just let it sit in a closet. Then there was the bag of boxer shorts that started chaffing and cutting. So they had to go.
          Another bag had 15 1/2 inch neck shirts that I was keeping because they were;t worn and I didn’t’ have to wear ties with them. The excuses were inventive but I ran out of closet space and I’m the only one in the house.

    • Sapfo

      headache -_-
      But I am also working on something ^_^

      • Ooooooohhhhh mysterious. What’s his name?

        • LOL ..oh how you can say it.

          • Simple. First name, then last name. (?) Is it different in Denmark? LOL.

          • Sapfo

            pig? o.O
            gift for an ageless one

          • WAIT A MINUTE… Is this something about Flying Robot Ninja Pigs?

          • Sapfo


            Oh I did not even think of thous when I made little pig. I have made a little crochet pig for someones birthday.

          • Nice. That’s a good Bday present!

          • stickfigurefairytales

            That sounds so cute!

  • In for camp, and my poor nerves comes prepared *sets down two scones next to computer*

    • stickfigurefairytales

      Welcome, Danish!

      • Thank you πŸ™‚ And nice to see you back.

        • stickfigurefairytales

          Thanks! It’s good to be back!

    • Morning, Ms. Wolf!

      • Morning. Wanted to be here an hour ago, but my body refused that plan when the alarm clock went off *lol*

    • Mmm. Scones.

      • I needed something with chocolate that wasn’t ALL chocolate, and scones are proper breakfast too. Sorta.

    • Not nearly enough scones… Mmmmmmm.

      • Uhm.. I have two more in the bag in the kitchen πŸ˜‰

        • Well lets go get some plates then… Hey you all can stay here we’ll be right back. (Shhhhhhh… ScONNNNNNes). He he he…

          • Sapfo

            May I have one, Please! o.o

          • Yup, but that’s all that was left, so you made it just in time.

          • Sapfo

            Scones goodness in my belly πŸ˜€

          • HA!

          • Sapfo

            well AJ been to bad and not given us any muffins. What is a gal to do?

          • There is a table to your right of muffins. There is always a table to the right with muffins. πŸ˜€

          • Sapfo

            How could I miss them?
            Thank you AJ! You are the commander of my muffin heart πŸ˜€

          • Yay!!

  • Keneu

    Hello everyone *flops down on the ground*

    • Hiya πŸ™‚

    • stickfigurefairytales


  • Terrell Penha

    I can’t wait this sh*t is getting good!

    • stickfigurefairytales

      I know, right?!

  • $191
    (I believe Team Silver is pleased with the current plot and kicked some $ in)

    • That high res. art is wanted. I’m gonna have to chack my finances and see if I can do it too. Maybe that tax refund comes extra in handy πŸ™‚

      • ARG… I’m still waiting for mine. The US Govt is taking its sweet ferking time…… (sorry, but it’s true).

        • I was very possitive surprised. I barely suspected to get any back, but get enough so I can pay my coming electric + extra bill and still have a little bit left πŸ˜€
          I thought I had to use a lot of my travel savings for that.

          (savings that I’m desperately trying to collect so I can go to San Fran with Sapfo, Gryph, Starr and Puzzle for YaoiCon in september, so any extra finances are faced with dread xD ).

          • stickfigurefairytales

            Best of luck in saving up!

          • Indeed. Good luck. (Can’t you just cosplay as a character that can teleport?) πŸ™‚

          • Thank you, and I wish.

          • You’ll make it!!!!

  • stickfigurefairytales

    So…this isn’t good…

    • Yep, not good. Klaus and I were bantering earlier and we couldn’t come up with a happy ending in this chapter… and you KNOW how I can work denial… but Klaus said NOPE. (chris makes sad face)

      • stickfigurefairytales

        Yeah, it definitely makes me nervous, plot-wise, that we have two more chapters to go after this one.

        • davefragments

          I’ll make a guess that Chapter 4 is the battle with Laampros. That is only a guess.

        • Meeeee tooooo….

      • I have a feeling this chapter will end with an open house, or rather ‘open world’ as the dimension gates are opened for public demon access.

        • I’m not FOR that. I think humans and demons should have separate bathrooms. I don’t want to be eaten while I’m peeing… I’m just shy that way.

          • davefragments

            The sneak into the toilets and spring up at the most inconvenient times.
            That was in a movie called “GHOULIES part 2” . . .

          • davefragments

            It was such a great movie (eye roll) they made 4 of them. Creatively title Ghoulies 1, Ghoulies 2, Ghoulies 3, and surprisingly, Ghoulies 4.

          • Or invite them to dinner. I don’t want to be eaten while I’m eating either. How ironic would that be *lol*

          • IKR? Irony definitely has its place but NOT at my dinner table. LOL.

  • Adam Black

    hello Yaoisers and Boaisers,

    I had a dream today that I was sleeping, and having another dream,
    except I knew that the dream within a dream was dream …mostly.

    I was also partly convinced the sexy naked ghost , in the dream within a dream, might be real; —-and thus it wouldnt be a dream at all it be sexy ghost trance.

    The dream within the dream had sense of touch ( or at least i thought it did ) which is why I knew it was a lucid dream.
    ( Sexy naked ghost + sense of touch , figure that out )

    But when I “woke up” back to the dream lots of dream-within-a-dream elements followed, and I didnt notice.

    I had a lot of attention on going back to sleep ( to the sexy ghost dream ) but all sorts of things distracted me:

    Their was a mansion, and for some reason I had no rooms to myself. Landlord issues. Their was drug-sex party thrown without my knowledge at one end of the mansion, and there was a hotel restaurant in the middle where ai was supposed to “keep up appearances” which is hard to because I got stuck in the other end of the mansion without clothes for some reason.

    All my relatives meanwhile were there at my end, for a family party, and I spend most of the dream ( while heading back to my apartment ) distracted by my flying/hovering abilities . Dream people don’t believe you can do it, and dismiss it. They think its a trick, instead of a skill highly honed from lots of dreaming

    • Sapfo

      Bad things keeping you from sexy ghost D:
      Hi Adam, long time, no seeing you.

      • Adam Black

        I know right ( Sexy-Naked- Ghost ) .

        Although dream flying isnt too bad. although I should probably have put on a shirt and pants , first. YMMV.

        See the thing is its kind of like being a kite. Its a lot like falling from a height or a hill, except you catch the updrafts and sway upwards and instead of rudely listening to gravity. But gravity is still there, you just have to obliquely catch catch the upwards force like rising waves.

        I ‘ll have to show you sometime. You never know when you might need it ( like avoiding relatives ) .

        • Sapfo

          I like that. πŸ™‚

        • Yeah a psychic realtive who is there to tell all your OTHER relatives that your naked spirit self is wandering around their house.

          No wonder you don’t get invited to family BBQ’s………

          • Adam Black

            There had to be a reason

      • Adam Black

        Hows Sweden these days ?>

        • Sapfo

          still cold. Trying to bring on the spring, but something is keeping it.
          Might be looking for a new job soon.
          Life you know.
          And you? Everything alright?

          • Adam Black

            its whatever…

            cold here too. Windchill to 21F now.

    • “Their was drug-sex party thrown without my knowledge…
      You had me until we got to “thrown without my knowledge…”

      • Adam Black

        I had nothing to do with it!
        My ex ( whos a junkie ) just showed up at the other end with an entourage of party-goers.

        ( He is prone do that sort of thing IRL. It looked my my landlord/mansion-lord/ roommate was behind both parties.

        and left me to deal with the fallout .

        Isn’t that always the way? He disappeared into whatever empty rooms he lead the fun party , while giving me instructions that guests ( my relatives ) were back at our place.

        The entire thing seems to be sham on his part.

        I had other stuff to do. Like folding all ,my sweaters before my aunts showed up. and getting dressed. I guess I was wearing a sheat ever since the sexy ghost dream.

        • Was Andy Warhol there?

          • Adam Black

            I dont know ,
            ( but those sweaters arent going to fold themselves )

  • Sapfo

    My newst boy band ;D
    I just leave this here for camping goodness

    • OMG… she’s getting younger by the minute… Someone help.. stop her before she re-enters the womb!!!!

      • Sapfo

        HI! I am not getting younger. I am ageless + 4 months I have you know!
        As for boy bands, I kind of left that stage then I was 10….. wait I mean ageless – 25 years.
        This is just cute guys singing in a car πŸ˜€

      • Adam Black

        Does one regrow a womb, or does a person have to find their own mothers?

        ( That sentence was very hard to remove the “you-statements” , from . I want extra-credit, @alexwoolfson:disqus )

    • Keneu

      Do you happen to know how that group is called?

      • Sapfo

        Absolutly no idea. I dont even know if they are just cute guyes in a car or if they are a boyband. But they are cute and they can sing cute songs πŸ˜€

        • Yes they are screamingly cute and also younger than Mitch… YIKES… but the lips of the lead singer are worth looking at. πŸ™‚

          • Sapfo

            Bad boy Chris. these cutie boys are at least….16? o.O

          • Oh well that’s okay then… I just want Paul to turn 18!!!! Is that too much to ask?

          • Sapfo

            Nope! Not at all. I think we all want our boys to be all over 18 πŸ˜€

          • Adam Black

            Yes that is a thing we want.

        • Keneu

          Ah, ok. πŸ™‚ I can’t agree more on the cute part, though. *-*

          I stopped paying attention to boy bands years ago, the only current ones I know are One Direction, Superjunior and Auryn, but I don’t listen their music.

          • Sapfo

            I think I know of one boy band… what was they called…. beatles? πŸ˜‰

          • Keneu

            lol say who are they again? I’ve never heard of them in my life. πŸ˜‰

          • Sapfo

            I dont know really.
            *Headbanging to Mozart* ^_^ !!!

      • DC

        If you go back to the source they say the band is called Dvicio.

        • Keneu

          Thanks! I’ll check them out.

  • Oki.. what did I do now? I was just told that I’m now being followed by Darth Vader AND Darth Vader on twitter xD

    Put this together with me already being followed by Drax the Destroyer and Weed Tweets, and this is just getting weird.

  • Sapfo

    We had a discussion at work if you could put the diagnosis “demon” on a patient. (No the patient was not bad, he was just carrying around a lot of demons on his shoulders)

    • Erm…. so you have patients with Laampros, causual hanging out on their shoulders. Strange……..

      • Sapfo

        I dont know if it was Laampros. But I think a lot of people have inner demons biting them, so they get pains in the shoulder and neck.

        • Adam Black

          Humans blame demons for everything.
          Not like in Platos time