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The Young Protectors: Engaging The Enemy Chapter Three—Page 90

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Is it just me or does Kyle look angry?

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So! It’s the night before Christmas, Mr. Annihilator, and all through the battlefield:

Flyboy be watching you from the sky well outta sight,

Tsunami be smashing your scaffolding with all of his might,

Heroes be a-chargin’ right at you like your time is nigh,

Your ex has hellfire coming out of his hands like you’re going to fry,

And your villainous butt is all wet (and not soon to dry!)

Are you still going to have a happy Christmas, Mr. Annihilator, or is it all just “good night!”?

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

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  • Jakk Anthony Guzman

    😀

    • Yay Jakk.

      • *Points at Jakk* SEE.. and you guys laughed at my sneaky chihuahua comment. He do show up out of the blue just to squeeze in unseen and take the V 😉

    • Congrats!

  • Sapfo

    Oh Gosh!

  • Well I got my Mitch in the sky!

  • DC

    Go Kyle!

  • OH YES!

  • Go team, go team, go!

    (Scowls at Sapfo)

  • davefragments

    Spectacular page !
    And our birthday boy has a temper.

  • Jakk Anthony Guzman

    Where is Spooky?

  • The Key, it’s free! It’s free! Run little key run!

    PS – I keep trying to read Red Hot’s fire. I swear there are words there!

    • Sapfo

      The key most go on!

      • It has such dreams!

        • Sapfo

          It have a eye to look up 😀

          • But what about Clave? I thought Clave and George were an item.

          • Sapfo

            Yes, Clave and George (ship them forever), But here comes the drama! A threesome! *Dramatic music* O_O
            This key is the Lore to Data

          • Run second key, follow your dreams, don’t follow the bad boy eye.

          • Samurai Jack

            It’s the new Infinity Ball…

    • Samurai Jack

      No! Glory must never find The Key!

  • WHERE IS SPOOKY???

  • Alex, you make the BEST poems 🙂

  • Sapfo

    The last to Panels! Jumping up and down like the person I am!

    Two elements, Duncans colors gray = water and Kyles color red = fire!

    I must admit that my brain is a bit tired right now. But What I am trying to say is that the two last panels are so great. The expressions, body language, coloring, emotions.
    Job well done!

  • jreed3842

    Get him Kyle!

  • Oh, and did anyone notice Anni’s utility belt looks like a tutu when he lands?

    • I thought he looked like he was surfing!

      • He does, but he’s wearing a cute little tutu.

        • Ha! Maybe!

        • davefragments

          It’s Sircea’s design for all the men in her life

  • Jeabro21

    “You evil son of a bitch” said every person who’s ever gotten dumped in wrongest way possible!!!

  • Aww.. now I know how Doki felt when Mitch was the only one not on page <3

    No Spooks.. even though that angry Kyle is taking just about all my focus. Anni is about to get a hot feeling around his tush.

    • So nice when Mitch isn’t the one left out. ^_^ 😛 I am sure Spooky will be on the next page.

    • justkeepondriving

      I almost missed little Flyboy all the way up there haha

  • And of course I have the worst fear that Ms. Priestess is going to cackle on the next page.

    And what does Duncanator’s “No…” mean? Is it in horror or in well, horror?

    • Saxon_Brenton

      I’m feeling paranoid enough to worry that Team Silver’s plan (possibly even the ritual itself) requires the Young Protector’s to attack, and that the youngsters were allowed to approach and attack and all evidence to the contrary is an elaborate charade.

      (Crikey my mind is being stubborn and contrarian today.)

  • James Belnap

    Seriously? How could Duncan not have known Kyle would do this?

    • He could have hoped!

    • Keneu

      Maybe he was expecting Kyle not to have any means to communicate or go back immediatly.

      • Hikaru Takemori

        It might not have been Kyles naivety the Annihilator was counting on, or not entirely, but the probability that a person being afraid to own their sexuality would be even less likely to tell anyone that they got used because of it.

        • Keneu

          That’s a very good point, and I can imagine the Annihilator thinking that. If that was the case, then he misunderstood and underestimated Kyle. However, that makes him more frightening and “real” (?), because that’s one of the tactics abusers use in real life.

    • silibub

      I’m surprised by his (and Sircea’s) seeming lack of preparation, too. You’d think with so much at stake, they would have been ready for something like this, as unlikely as it might have seemed.

      Although, I guess it’s possible that they were expecting TYP, just not so soon or with such a dramatic entrance.

      • Kit the Coyote

        I’m beginning they haven’t read the Evil Overlord’s List (TM) and did not hire the recommended five year old to review their ops plan. Hehehe.

    • Platos_Redhaired_Stepchild

      I presume Duncan thought Kyle would keep his mouth shut from shame and never tell anyone what happened. He probably never thought that the minute Duncan had left the warehouse Kyle would be on the phone confessing everything.

  • I love this. Duncan and Kyle, reunited. I hope for an epic battle and then some lovely, lovely story progression.

    Anni: I’m sorry, Kyle. I love you. Will you come with me to the mysterious wedding today?

    Kyle: No

    Anni: Kyle!

    Kyle: Good-bye, Anni. I will always love you.

    (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFWb7DG7zTc)

  • mogoskier

    I have so many feelings about this page but they are going to fast to identify.

  • mogoskier

    Also merry Christmas eve

  • The spellbook had been preserved for eons, but a group of meddling, well-intentioned, kids ruin it in just a few seconds.

    • silibub

      I hope all museum and rare books curators take note and bar these destructive youngsters from approaching any artifacts.

      • Indeed! Granted the book probably needed the bath, but! The history… sniff

        • Toli Bera

          yeah, but listen, the book was old. it was either going to be destroyed this way, or through slap-stick hijinx or some other form of shenanigans. at least they went out with a bit of dignity.

          • Tell that to the poor book! I’m certain that if it was a magick book it had feelings!

          • D. Garrett

            the magical book could be magic protected for preservation.

          • It could also be cursing up a storm at the undignified soaking.

            “Do you have any idea how long it’ll take to dry and straighten all these pages? Curly book pages are the devil and so unattractive!” 😛

          • D. Garrett

            ha! “but you’ll look all the fashion. like a scroll!”

          • “I’m a book! A dignified book! Those kids are just lucky my ink doesn’t run!”

          • D. Garrett

            “but ur gonna smell fresher and feel like a million bucks when ur all dried out.” *turns on blow dryer to hasten the process. “doesnt that warm air feel good?”[is there a such thing as a book fetish? lol]

          • “That’s not the point! I’m an old book! RARE EVEN!! Humph. *get off my lawn*”

            (Oh I’m sure there is such a thing.)

          • D. Garrett

            ok im a little dull i guess. i dont get *get off my lawn.* i thought this convo with the book was indoors with access to outlet for blow dryer. or is that some reference i dont know? *embarrassed

          • Ah, no. It’s a joke about how old men wave their fists and yell at kids to get off their lawn. Since the book is old. Edit: The book was adding it as an aside. 🙂

          • D. Garrett

            damn. im just gonna shut up now. *sighs

          • That’s a very very good fantasy!!

          • D. Garrett

            tyvm *said like elvis haha.

      • Kit the Coyote

        True, you would shocked at how much of the Arkham Museum’s budget goes to maintaining the upkeep and security of their copy of the Necronomicon.

    • Adam Black

      Children today have no respect for ancient cultures.

      They ought to be in jail for destroying priceless artifacts.

  • silibub

    Duncan, what kind of weak leap was that? You barely cleared the platform! If Sircea’s armor rusts, it’s on you, buddy.

    I really like the juxtaposition of the last two panels — Duncan framed in blue water, and Kyle in warm flame. I wonder if Duncan is distressed because Kyle’s there with his team disrupting the plan, or because Kyle’s in a lot of danger with Sircea and her bloodthirsty minions there. I kind of doubt she shoots to incapacitate, you know?

    (Speaking of, Spooky and Sircea might both pounce for the key at the same time, and I’ll be conflicted on a number of levels, but mainly because I won’t want to see either of them get hurt. Agh, this is such a great scene!)

    Alex/Adam/Vero, thanks so much for posting a page (and then two more) right in the middle of the holiday season. I’m sure it would be a lot easier on you guys to take a break, so it means a lot that you’d keep updating. I hope you all have a wonderful time over the holidays! (And the poem was kickass, Alex — I laughed!)

    • You’re very welcome, silibub! Someday we’ll take a break, but not in the middle of the big battle! We couldn’t leave you hanging like that!

      Glad you like what you see—and that you have lots of folks to root for! (And that you liked my poem! Still not going to quit my day job, though… ;))

      I hope you have a wonderful time over the holidays, too!

    • rust? on Platinum??

  • Toli Bera

    uh-oh, kyle don’t get too close. you might do an ‘angry-ex’ thing and futz up a lot of the plan. D:

    or baby-demon-rage might force open the portal all oopsie-tootsie style.

    • davefragments

      He’s definitely going to do the “angry ex” thing.
      It’s been building up since the warehouse when he was left naked and in tears.

      • Toli Bera

        this is why all save the world plans should have an ‘ice cream and crasturbation’ period.

        • davefragments

          Today is Festivus so they should throw meatloaf and scream obscenities at each other in the “airing of grievances”

          • silibub

            I approve!

          • Toli Bera

            True, I mean they have the stage area available so perhaps that’s the perfect spot for it. (of course after the raucous bawdy vaudeville number by fluke and Flyboy in drag. because seriously those cultists paid for a show they should get one.)

          • davefragments

            I’m thinking Mel Brooks.

  • silibub

    Nice work on Gordon’s part, though — disrupting the Silver Fox Duo and hitting the bone circle with one fluid strike.

    • Toli Bera

      Nice pun/shame on you.

      • silibub

        All the best puns sort of disgust people when they hear them, right?

        • Toli Bera

          butt of course.

  • Hours Left

    Happy Holidays everyone! 😀

    • Happy Holidays!

    • Happy Holidays!

    • Madock345

      Happy Holidays!

    • Precious

      Happy Holidays to you as well 😀 ^ w ^

    • justkeepondriving

      Same to you, and all other fellow readers! ^_^

  • Madock345

    Dammit Tsunami, Kyle *just* set that on fire, why you gotta put it all out?

    (Shouldn’t his Tattoos be glowing? I didn’t think he could waterbend outside of the avatar state.)

    I wonder if Kyle can still burn Anni outside of Hell.. I’m sure we’re soon to find out…

  • I retreat to get another nap before the long haul today. Around here we have all the christmas celebration going today, though I’ll still be away for family lunch tomorrow (but only because it’s a specific tradition to meet at my aunt’s place).

    I got to start the day with a Holiday page from Alex and I should get to finish the day, after I get home later from dinner and getting presents, with what is most likely the very last Teahouse update. This is a joyfull but also bittersweet day.

    Since I won’t be around much in the couple of days time, and many of you will be asleep when I leave for today, I will now wish you all a Happy Holiday.
    No matter what you might or might not celebrate, and where/with who you will be the next couple of days, I hope you will have a good time.

  • D. Garrett

    i know kyle feels a little better after calling anni an evil s.o.b.. go kyle! and im a little concerned about anni using those blades that spooky hasnt disarmed him of. duncan did win in the alley…

    • IamM

      Kyle’s probably never tried to hurt anyone with his power before. Given his anger, the stakes of losing, and Annihilator’s durability and threat level that could change now.

      • D. Garrett

        that may be true. if it is true he doesnt have any experience trying to do real damage. anni has much fighting experience. anni’s life is on the line. as well as his prospects for reward when the deal is completed. and he is fighting, according to what hes been informed, for the better future for mankind as well. he wont be easy to defeat. and it may not be possible for kyle to accomplish on his own. but maybe together as a team typ could do it.

    • timemonkey

      The first time Kyle tried to burn him he had no effect. The second time he managed rather well. I’d say this will turn out differently than the alley.

  • Precious

    -Slaps Duncan upside his head- That’s for being a jerk to Kyle when he trusted you! Dx

  • PFG9000

    OH YES!

  • Wayne Small

    Merry Christmas Alex and thanks for the update

    • Thank you, Wayne! Merry Christmas to you too! 🙂

  • Isn’t Spooky supposed to be taking care of Annhilator right now?

    • D. Garrett

      maybe he fell and his potions fell out of his coat. so he had to put them back in their correct locations? im graspin at straws i know. but i have no idea where he could be…

      • John

        Somewhere where Anni can’t see him would be my guess.

  • Um, how are we getting page 96 on the 7th and then again on the 14th?

  • Sterling Ericsson

    This attack is going way more successfully than I expected. I mean, it’s not perfectly to plan, but still pretty decent.

    • D. Garrett

      i agree. there werent any magic wards like i thought there would be. sirceas slipping in her old age. what magic practicer doesnt use wards? or shes just human enough to be over-confident.

      • Madock345

        Perhaps wards would interfere with the Ritual. Laampross is already having to break through the barrier between worlds, crossing additional magical barriers would probably make that a lot harder.

        • D. Garrett

          that could be.

        • Hikaru Takemori

          Besides, she is convinced she is the only person coming out of that botched ritual as a sane one and dismissed Spooky outright as the Annihilator thought of getting him to help so she would not think of putting up wards against others.

  • Jeldenil

    Soon, it will be steaming up here. Enjoy your yule/christmas/solstice celebrations everyone!

  • Saxon_Brenton

    Use your anger as a tool Red Hot, but don’t let your anger control you. Annihilator will try to goad and manipulate you for tactical advantage if you let your anger get away from you…

    • Well unless Fluke’s luck is with Kyle and Duncan is thrown off his game seeing sugar woogums. 😀

      • john Johnson

        Of course, Kyle could hold back – because he still loves the big lug.

    • John

      Anger leads to hate. Hate leads… to suffering.

      😛

      • D. Garrett

        sounds like yoda. it leads to the dark side.

        • wouldn’t Yoda be more like “Anger, to hate it leads…”

          • John

            He doesn’t always switch around like that. Just most of the time. what I put down was a direct quote.

            “Fear is a path to the Dark Side. Fear leads to Anger. Anger leads to Hate. Hate leads… to suffering.”

            I’m sure Master Yoda would have much to say about Duncans plans for the future. Probably a few things to say to Kyle too 😛

          • Saxon_Brenton

            My mind is now going to the “Once you start down the dark path, forever will it dominate your destiny” and then does a really weird left turn by imagining Red Hot accidentally killing Annihilator – and then feeling obliged to carry on Duncan’s legacy as the new Annihilator (and his red hair really clashes when he’s dressed in a version of Duncan’s white, grey and blue).

            Sometimes there’ a danger to letting your mind wander and allowing it to think too laterally.

          • Wayne Lunkwitz

            Right now, I would say the only “Dark Path” Kyle wants to see is Duncan leaving a path of charcoal as he burns!

        • John

          That WAS the person I was quoting 😛

      • Becky

        I sense much fear in Duncan.

  • Samurai Jack

    Where’s Spooky?

  • A bad day for Duncan – he’s doing a bad, bad thing, but mostly because he thinks not doing it will be even worse (even if he does get some personal benefit out of the deal). And in come a group of heroes to stop him trying to sort-of-save the world… And for the cherry on the top, the young man he’s discovered he admires is going to be right on the front line when all hell breaks loose, quite literally.

    Ooh – Alex says this chapter goes up to at least page 98, so we’ve got at least another eight pages of pissed off Kyle and worried Duncan. Unless Alex is being sneaky, of course.

    Merry Christmas, everyone. 🙂

  • TheManBehindTheCurtain

    Oppss, looks like PP has literally dropped the ball. Guess what Spooly is probably going after since the show simply cannot go on without it.

    One question is how fast can he destroy it and put an end to all this?

    • Joey

      Omg magic super glue. That shouldn’t be so funny, but I’m dying right now. Where can I get some?! XD I need to for non-evil things.

    • Adam Black

      Another visual Pun! Its like seventh this comic

  • Jen Roberts

    Happy Holidays, everyone! or at least Happy New Page 😀

  • john Johnson

    “You evil son of a bitch! How dare you pretend to love me?!”
    BTW. The man may be invulnerable, but his weapons and suit aren’t.

  • So what’s Duncan to answer? “Forget my mom, it’s your Dad who’s coming to dinner!”

    Christmas, the season for family reunions….

  • Chia

    Tis an hour and a half before Xmas in Australia so I wish you all a very Merry Christmas full of happiness and laughter with your loved ones. I’ll be by to wish you all a happy new year in a few days. Take care everyone and to the team here: continued thanks for sharing this comic with us. 🙂 xo

    • Merry Christmas Chia!

      • Chia

        Merry Christmas Doki hon 🙂

    • justkeepondriving

      Merry Christmas fellow Aussie reader 🙂

  • Cman65

    Pay back is a real bitch

  • Woohoo, it’s PITCHFORK TIME!

  • Derkins

    The juxtaposition of those bottom two panels against each other is really awesome. You have the opposite compositions, color schemes, actual elements, and also the temperament within the hearts of the two characters — one with burning rage and passion for what he’s doing, one who is surely struck ice cold upon seeing Kyle, and not to mention about what he’s doing. He was already conflicted about it, and now seeing what’s happening, I can only imagine how uncomfortable Duncan is, and the place that “No” is coming from. He looks more pissed than shocked that TYP are there (All, “Goddammit, Kyle”). Like, not only are TYP interfering with their demonic plans, but now they’ve put themselves in harms way, and obligated him to fight back against maybe the one little dude in the world he actually likes and respects, potentially over a misunderstanding. I think that’d be enough to send ice through anyone’s veins.

    • Very nice analysis of those two panels, Derkins. I love what Adam and Vero did with them too. 🙂

  • Derkins

    ALso, I almost didn’t even notice Mitch up there at first, in the top left. How cute.
    And let’s hope Kyle isn’t getting distracted, by Duncan, from the task he’s been given… where is Spooky, anyway? o.o

  • Pikinanou

    Me, who might or might not have already started “celebrating”: COME ON, KYLE, KILL IT WITH FIRE!!!!
    😛 Merry Christmas and thanks for this update 🙂

  • Kitkat822

    What a great page, and have a wonderful Christmas everyone! (Or whichever festival/holiday you observe) 🙂

  • Epistasthai

    What a fab page (as always). And a very Merry Christmas to you, Alex! Thank you for a wonderful read! Hope you have a lovely New Year ahead of you!

    • Thank you, Epistasthai! A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you, too! 🙂

  • Wayne Lunkwitz

    Awesome page! Merry Christmas one and all!

  • fujoshifanatic

    ‘Twas the night before Christmas,
    And all through my house,
    Not a creature was stirring,
    ‘Cept my wireless mouse.

    My breath was a-catching,
    While at the page did I stare
    That the TYP team created
    With skill and with care,

    My excitement arising,
    I began to see clear,
    That a mighty ass-whupping
    Soon would be near!

    Since it won’t be this update,
    Off to Mom’s to feast right,
    Happy Christmas to all,
    And to all a good night!

    😀

  • Sarah314159

    I realize that things are going to get much more complicated than this for our young heroes, but right now it’s *so* satisfying to see Kyle letting the evil son of a bitch have it.This is a very fun page.

    Also, I love the drawing of Kyle, who looks hot in at least three senses of the word, and Flyboy hovering in the distance is a wonderful artistic touch.

  • Nate

    Twas the night before Christmas, and all the YP,
    Were fighting the villains (That’s Anni and PP)
    Flyboy was hovering high up in the air
    With hopes that a safe end soon would be there.

    Tsunami had knocked all the platforms apart,
    While visions of victory dance in his head.
    Red Hot in his costume, face wearing a frown,
    Had just charged in to beat Duncan down…

    […]

    I’d keep this thing going, but it would be a guess.
    Merry Christmas to Veronica, Adam and Alex. 🙂

    • I’m so glad these poems have become a thing. 😀

      Merry Christmas to you too, Nate!

  • Falconfly

    I bet the blue balls fuel his fiery wrath further.

  • Shinashi

    Oh, I liked the rhymes! Nice page and Happy Holidays!!

  • Dark_Otter

    Looks like this ritual is turning out to be a real washout.

  • Kate G

    “No…”

    Why, yes, Duncan, it is your lover flame boy rising back from the ashes to come put your ass on the griddle. Or did you actually think he’d stay in the warehouse crying in a puddle thinking, “It’s all my fault! IT’S ALL MY FAULT!!!”

    It’s payback time!!!!!

  • Xalun K

    Looks like Duncan is really surprised that Kyle had the balls to not only tell the team about him, but to tell the team what happened and track down Sircea and himself.

    Also, the contrast between the bottom two panels is BEAUTIFUL.

  • Okay so this may be the weirdest thing I’ve ever said, but THE MUSCLES IN KYLE’S LEG
    HOT DAMN
    (see what I did there?)

  • Adam Irving

    I know it’s perspective, but I love how Kyle looks like he only has one leg in that last panel. Some nice panel perspectives. Merry Christmas to all our awesome artists! Thank you for all that you do in providing us a little gift twice a week throughout the year!

  • Soma Silverfang

    Angry Kyle = HAWT

    • The number of hot jokes that can be made with him is staggering.
      Man, we are on fire tonight.

  • GrumpyPanda94

    damn it… my brain ruined another page for me and started singing “go, go, power rangers” on panel 4 >_>

    • Terri Sutton

      That strangely had the opposite effect for me.

  • EyeDontNo

    wet Annie plus flaming Kyle equals one steamy scene!

  • Merry Christmas, everyone! Thank you for being such awesome readers and for creating such a thoughtful, friendly, just-all-around-wonderful community here. I’m very glad to know you all! 🙂

    • A big Merry Christmas to you too, Alex.
      Thank YOU for creating and sharing this great comic with us. The wonderful community wouldn’t even be possible if it didn’t start with you 🙂

    • Merry Christmas to you, and happy holidays to all! Thank you for creating this comic, and always working so hard on it. ^_^ We all appreciate it!

    • purplefoxglove

      Merry Christmas, Alex 🙂
      Thank you for being such an awesome author and sharing your amazing work with us. Have a nice holiday ^_^

    • SofiaT

      Merry Christmas, Alex!
      I missed most of mine, spending it on a plane.
      Hope you had a better feast than the airplane food I was served!

    • Merry Christmas, Alex, and thank you for creating a space where the community could grow.

    • Merry Christmas, Alex! And Merry Christmas to Adam and Vero! And of course Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to the wonderful TYP community!

    • davefragments

      Merry Christmas to all the great people at TYP. The story and art is great and the comments are fun and engaging.

    • Kate G

      Merry Christmas, Alex, Adam and Veronica!

      A great community is the sign of great moderators and an author that keeps us all on our toes. Well, and generally nice people who have a common interest. Keep putting us on our toes, Alex!

    • Merry Christmas Alex, Adam, and Vero!

    • kiri

      Merry Christmas and Happy Boxing day. 🙂 (Aussie in 26/12 already) Thank you for your wonderful writing, drawing and colouring Alex, Adam, and Veronica. Wishing much joy and chocolate in the new year. 🙂

    • WarGoddess

      Merry Christmas to you too, Alex!!!!!!!! Thank you for your amazing comic!!!!!!!! 😀

    • Sapfo

      Merry Christmas to all of you. I hope you had a warm loving holiday

    • Merry Christmas a day late Alex!!! Thank you for this wonderful comic that’s the best Christmas present ever!

    • Frater Gymnos

      Thank you for all the community you’ve built, Alex, around your wonderful stories, told and illustrated so well. Happy holidays, and may the New Year shower you with blessings as you have blessed us these past few years.

  • WarGoddess

    Oh oh bad boy, what you want, what you want, what you gonna do? When the Y.P. gon’ come for you?

    This is too funny. He thought he was gonna get away scot free, didn’t he? Well surprise, madafucka!!!!!!!!!!! (^o^)/

  • I think I’m the first camper! Few hours early… How is everyone?

    • Tired. I was frantically working late last night and early this morning to finish up the last couple of crochet gifts for my brother and SIL. Procrastination, I has it.

      • Crochet? What’s your favourite stitch/pattern?

        • I’m still a beginner, just started in August. I’ve mostly just been perfecting my basics.

          Though I’m about to complete a corner to corner blanket which has been interesting. I have plans for a 12 pt afghan for my aunt.

          • Nice. Sounds fun!

          • It has been. Though after the marathon these last couple of days, I need a rest. 😀 My poor hand.

          • Oh yeah. Seriously, learn how to do hand massages with your other hand. Life saver.

          • I think I will!

          • Oh, and don’t forget your wrist, seriously. Tiny bones and fragile tendons and really easy to screw up muscles. Massages are really important.

          • Good to know! 🙂 I need to remember to sit in a good position as well.

          • Yeah. Back, neck, shoulders. Oh, the shoulders. And always good lighting to help your eyes. Seriously.

          • My shoulders suck already, so yeah. I’m learning.

          • My mom taught me something. Start with your shoulders forward. Raise them, slowly, rest for a beat or two, bring them back slowly, rest for a beat or two, then bring them down. It seriously releases tension every time. I tend to do it too fast, but when I actually take the time, it feels amazing.

          • Cool! Thanks!

          • I have bad shoulders from tension, both stress and musical. And both combined. So I’ve learned a lot of techniques to combat it.

          • Once upon another lifetime ago, I was a bit hard on my body dealing with horses. So anything helps. 😀

          • Violin, bass, guitar, piano, drums, trumpet, flute, basically any instrument I can get my hands on, and I’m not particular about posture, so my shoulders are kinda messed up.

          • I hear ya! Well not about instruments. (I can’t play a note, so anyone who can has my deepest respect and my eternal jealousy) But posture, yeah, mine sucks. I like to write and it’s just so easy to slouch.

          • Exactly!

          • I have a beat up trombone if you want it?

          • Unless you can afford to ship it to me I’m gonna have to pass. It’s actually one of the only instruments I haven’t tried to learn…

  • I forgot it was Friday. Okay, I knew it was Friday because my brother and SIL came up, but it was just Friday, the day after xmas, and a family visit. But it’s FRIDAY!

    Happy Camping Day!

    • I am not sure if I am going to stick around. I am sinking into the bottomless mire of depression.

      • I’m so sorry! Big Hugs.

      • Saxon_Brenton

        Well, that’s not good. Are you sure that thinking Mitch thoughts won’t help?

        • Where I was last night, Mitch thoughts wouldn’t have help much at all. I was partially back out and then it sucked me in even deeper than before. I don’t think anything would have helped after I got pulled back in.

      • I’ve been there. See how long you can make it, even if you have to leave that’s ok, anyone tries judging you they’ll have to go through me.

        • I sometimes feel a little weird about my depression. Sometimes my depression will go away after a night’s sleep…even if it was bad enough to the point of seriously contemplating very bad self harm. Sometimes it will go from depression to just being sad after a nights sleep. Very rarely I wake up still depressed. Sometimes something small will send me off and sometimes I am blind-sided by depression.

      • Sapfo

        take care, and talk if you want to.
        you know where I am

        • Thanks sweetie! I was really looking forward to my friend coming over yesterday but he never did. I am not always good at handling disappointment. I am still a bit down today, but just sad, not depressed.

  • davefragments

    It’s camping time.
    I saw INTO THE WOODS today with my Niece, her son and his girlfriend. We all liked the movie. (The kids didn’t know it was a musical but they enjoyed it anyway.)

    • So can Chris Pine sing?

      • davefragments

        amazingly well. His duet with the other prince (titled: AGONY) was good musically and hysterically funny in context. He’s more of a baritone and not a tenor.

        Added: he also gets the biggest laugh with the line “I Was bred to be charming not sincere” . . .

        • That’s pretty awesome. I’ll need to see the movie.

          Funny, I would have thought him a tenor.

          • davefragments

            In AGONY – The Prince and his brother are lamenting how hard they have it and they are ripping their shirts open, acting all “I’m sexy and handsome” . . . It’s a great scene.

          • Well now. I really need to see this!

      • DC

        Here’s one clip of him singing, he starts at about 4.00 mins
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYvQYG_L-y0

      • DC

        Here’s another one, he looks particularly good in this one 🙂
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pb6b9nNSfRI

  • Adam Black

    Am I the only one worried about Sircea ?

    Shes trying to save the world.

    • For herself! 😛

      • Adam Black

        Thats a start! There is no success like success.,

        • HA! I suppose not.

          • Adam Black

            Shes not doing anything that any North American government wouldnt have done, had she properly notified them. ( they would have gladly given her deathrow inmates , too )

            If there was time, Americans would have gladly voted for Plan Sircea . ( Especially Republicans ) .

            Lets just put that Diviseveness aside, and focus on helping her save the world

          • I doubt very much if such a thing were to occur that the NA people would know what the government was doing.

    • Tahir Raines

      No. She may be selfish, but her actions will have a result that is more beneficial to humanity than malicious. And frankly, why shouldn’t she get something out of the deal if she can?

    • silibub

      *silent fretting*

  • davefragments

    What do you get when David Cassidy climbs a pear tree?

    • DC

      the first day of christmas

      • DC

        a partridge in a pear tree

  • davefragments

    I’m going to speculate on the next page –
    I think that Kyle can’t resist distracting Duncan and rather than Spooky distraction Duncan, he starts to hassle Sircea. None of that is in the original plan.
    I also think that Sircea has something nasty up her rather short sleeve.

    • Saxon_Brenton

      I’ve been wondering whether Red Hot will let his anger at Annihilator cause him to ignore orders. It does seem an obvious possibility. However, I will lay my money on Red Hot making trash talk at the Annihilator as a way of deliberately distracting him from the as-yet-still-unseen Mr Jones.

      As for the second point: I will be genuinely surprised – and probably even disappointed in her as a big-name villain – if the Priestess doesn’t have something up here sleeve.

  • I’m grabbing camp foods, anyone want anything?

    • I’m stuffed. Oooh, but I think there is room for a cookie.

      • I have a giant cookie, that you can have part of. Chocolate chip.

      • Sorry for the late reply, I had to deal with both my cat and my roommate’s cats. And my roommate’s cats need to be back in her room before my other roommate lets out her cat in the morning. Yay!

        • davefragments

          You sound like you have an imminent catastrophe.

          • Oh yeah. I’m having kittens from all this work.

        • Why can’t we all just get along. Silly animals.

          • Well, my roommates haven’t introduced their respective cats yet, so… yeah. And they both need to be there for that eventuality, and E wants to take it slow, and A has issues just with her cats by themselves…

          • Oh even funner.

          • Yeah. Her one cat terrorized my kitten when they first met, and then her other cat joined the house and they’ve been in her room ever since. They’ve been out a couple of times, and the new(er) cat hisses at both A’s other cat and my cat. Ugh. Too many cats.

          • Sounds like. dang.

          • ….I would take them all, but my grandmother would shoot me. She makes it hard for me to start becoming the “Crazy Cat Lady” I was always meant to be…

  • Jeabro21

    Camping once again no wonder I get no sleep

  • Such a long day… Boxing Day in retail *shudders* Going to have a drink after 14 hours of working…

    • What’s your poison?

      • Gin & Tonic I think. I know many hate it, but need it pretty badly XD

        • Nice. I’ve actually never had one… I tend to sweeter drinks.

          • I will try anything with alcohol in it ^_^ I myself had roughly 4 shots of rum last night.

    • Lord of the Potatoes

      You have my sympathy. I was at work (a pub) from 5 til 3:15 christmas eve, and I had to be back in at 10:30.

  • Hey y’all!

    I’m running around and Vero is going to get me the colored page later tonight, so for right now, I’m just going to put up the penciled page for all you campers and I’ll get the colored page up as soon as I can. 🙂

    Merry Boxing Day, everyone! (That’s what the day after Xmas is, isn’t it?)

    • Thanks for giving us pages around the holiday, in any capacity.

    • silibub

      Thanks, Alex! I love seeing the pencils!

    • You got it 😉 Boxing Day = Canadian/UK Black Friday and getting the things you wanted for Christmas

      • mogoskier

        Wait I was told it was day that churches opened there poor boxes to give out its contexts?

  • silibub
  • bronakopdin

    since I went to visit my granny over Christmas I’m a little late 🙂
    I have to admit I simply enjoy the action and motion of this page (also of the last ^^)

    and what made me really laugh out was you little poem there @alexwoolfson:disqus

    xD thanks for that! I wonder how it went for him :p

  • Timni16

    YYYYEEEEAAAHHH BOOIIII

  • Ashley

    Skull cloud!! Is someone going to die?

  • Fight! Fight! Fight!