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The Young Protectors: Engaging The Enemy Chapter Three—Page 23

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All right-y, then! Guess they should be stopped! 🙂

We had our thirtieth bonus page in a row on Wednesday and in addition to our regular Saturday updates, there will be another bonus page on on Wednesday, February 12 (page 24!), a bonus page on Wednesday, February 19th (page 26!), a bonus page (page 28!) on Wednesday, February 26th and look below! We’re already at $281 towards the bonus page after that!

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So! Looks like they’re slowly making their way to the door. Will they ever get outside? Will they find that in the meantime Mitch has flown south for the winter? Or will they instead discover that The Annihilator and The Platinum Priestess are nothing compared to the true evil of Zeno’s Paradox?

Tune in this Wednesday to find out! Hope to see you there! 😀

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  • So many questions

    • stickfigurefairytales

      Damn it! I was here but for some reason it won’t let me start new comments!

      • Same for me for a few moments. Hope you can do it now 🙂

        • Still not letting me. 🙁

          • stickfigurefairytales

            Stupid Disqus!

          • Sapfo

            Disqus would not let me comment for over a minute then the new page was uploaded. Do you know how may normal minutes is in commenting world o.O

          • SofiaT

            An hour!! It wouldn’t let you comment for an hour!! O.o

            …I read the page twice before I commented, and all I came up with was a “hmmm”. 😛

          • Sapfo

            It was a horror!

            I am still a bit confused by this page. So I will add to your “hmmm” 😉

      • Holly

        Me as well.

      • It’s really quite wrong… I even wrote a single comment shower addendum addressed to Danish to give you all a chance and still Disqus bows to her whim!

        • stickfigurefairytales

          Hee hee – thanks, though!

          • stickfigure, would it be alright of me to save your impromptu mini fanfic by posting it on my LJ? All credit will go to you of course. ^_^

          • stickfigurefairytales

            Absolutely! In fact, if you want you can even cross-credit it to my LJ username (although I haven’t used the account in forever) – that is “sorcerygenius”

          • stickfigurefairytales

            Eeeeee! Thank you!!

          • You are welcome. ^_^

    • Holly

      See I TOLD you you’d get it. *sighs*

    • Sapfo

      Oh, Thank you! ^_^

  • SofiaT

    Hmmm…

  • stickfigurefairytales

    Oh sure, *now* it’ll let me comment! (grumbles angrily)

  • stickfigurefairytales

    You know who we should ask for their opinion on this? Mitch!

    • SofiaT

      LOL.

      • stickfigurefairytales

        🙂

  • Oh now it lets me post! Stupid Discus. *grumble, curse, grumble*

    That said. Oooh, the boys have got their thinking caps on!

    • stickfigurefairytales

      I know! Disqus was being such a jerk to a lot of us, it seems.

      • So we will never know really who might’ve had the first comment will we? 😛

        • stickfigurefairytales

          It’s an unsolved mystery!

        • Now I feel really lucky today 🙂

        • Elrohir

          Well, I’m not the pro hunter this lot is, so I’m just happy I got to see the page before boarding my flight to Sydney. I was hoping the timing would work out. ‘Cuz it seemed like the universe would be picking on me if I had to wait until Sunday(okay,yes, Sunday Australia time) to see it. Now I can use the imagery for some dreamtime on the plane i hope.
          Nite all!

      • I looked on their main website. They are instituting new software. Much arguing about it….

        • Sapfo

          It makes virgin hunting very hard. Do they know that? O.O

    • I couldn’t type in the new page for at least 5 refreshes… so you guys were typing away and the page was locked to me.

      • ME TOO! I refreshed and refreshed and shut off the browser and refreshed… POOOOO! I thought I would be first cause FUN and … Stupid Discus.

        WHO FED THE DISCUS GREMLINS??!!

        • Humph, not even midnight. I swear I didn’t get the page wet!

          • Me neither. *grumble curse grumble*

          • Jamie Dutton

            Lol, um are you sure? Cause that last panel with Spooky’s face is pretty damn HOT!

          • Double up on that!

          • *giggles* Sorry Chris love, I got the original intentional meaning and then the other meaning popped into my head. *giggles* I am so sorry I am a fujoshi.

          • HA. Had to look that one up and I’m still not sure I quite understand, but I’m thinking that might be a good thing. 🙂

          • lol

            Fujoshi (腐女子?, lit. “rotten girl”) is a self-mockingly pejorative Japanese term for female fans of manga and novels that feature romantic relationships between men. Fujoshi enjoy imagining what it would be like if male characters from manga and anime, and occasionally real-life male performers as well, loved each other. The label encompasses fans of the boys love genre itself, as well as the related manga, anime, and video game properties that have appeared as the market for such works has developed. The term “fujoshi” is a homophonous pun on fujoshi (婦女子?), a term for respectable women, created by replacing the character 婦 (pronounced fu), meaning married woman or lady, with the character 腐 (also pronounced fu), meaning fermented or rotten. The name was coined by mass media, but was reclaimed by yaoi fans.[18] Fans self-deprecatingly refer to their way of thinking, which perceives homosexual relationships between male characters in stories that do not include
            homosexual themes, as being “rotten”. “Fujoshi” carries a connotation of being a “fallen woman”.[40]

            Older fujoshi use various terms to refer to themselves, including as kifujin (貴腐人?, “noble rotten woman”), a pun on a homophonous word meaning “fine lady”, and ochōfujin (汚超腐人?), which sounds similar to a phrase meaning “Madame Butterfly”, possibly taken from a character nicknamed Ochōfujin (お蝶夫人?) in the 1972 manga series Ace o Nerae! by Sumika Yamamoto.[41] These labels were coined in the same self-deprecating spirit as fujoshi.[citation needed]

            According to a 2005 issue of Eureka, in recent times fujoshi can refer to female otaku in general, although it cautions that not all yaoi fans are otaku, as there are some more casual readers.[42] As fujoshi is the best-known term, it is often used by the Japanese media and by people outside of the otaku subculture to refer to female otaku as a group, regardless of whether they are fans of BL. This usage may be considered offensive by female otaku who are not fans of BL.[41]

            Men who, like fujoshi, enjoy imagining relationships between characters in fictional works when that relationship is not part of the author’s intent may be called fudanshi (腐男子?, “rotten boy”) or fukei (腐兄?, “rotten older brother”), both of which are puns of similar construction to fujoshi.

            courtesy of wikipedia.

          • Awesome Doki, thank you. I can only apply the kinder usages. I refuse to think of the world “spoiled, fermented or rotten” in association with you in any way. No can do. 🙂

            You are like an amazing Manga-yaoi-etc… glossary. In fact I’ll bet you actually have one conveniently posted somewhere.

            *chris raises eyebrows and looks at Doki hopefully*

            Thanks!

          • Working on it. ^_^ I have one set up currently. Working on the next set. And as soon as smackjeeves is up and running again, I will have another set. I am posting them on my LJ so for the webcomics, all one will have to do it click on the webcomic tag. I don’t have any yaoi up yet. The first list are mainly geek related comics.

            http://dokidokibaka.livejournal.com/tag/webcomics

          • Thank you! Too funny.

            “The first list are mainly geek related comics.”

            Umm… you do know you are speaking to a geek of long standing. Now I was recently educated about the ‘fake geek’ idea, but I don’t buy in to that possibility.

            *chris dons his Clark Kent thick rimmed glasses and wishes they actually made him look like Clark Kent*

            Thus… again I say thank you.

            I shall check back frequently, since my Manga/Yaoi lexicon leaves much to be desired. HA.

            Take care Doki!

  • mogoskier

    Didn’t this update like 5 seconds ago? How are you people this fast?

    • stickfigurefairytales

      Pff, it was a whole…four minutes ago!

  • Terri Sutton

    The Crisis of Colliding Trans-World Identities.
    Can I just say that the heroes of this world are a little shit at naming things.

    • Jamie Dutton

      Lol, blame Alex for that one. But I think he was trying to pay homage to all the horribly named Crises in the big comics like Marvel and DC.

    • silibub

      For such a long title, I have next to no idea what the hell it means, haha!

    • SofiaT

      Well, the concept of “transworld identities” is one that actually exists*, so… you know, they’re colliding. I think that counts as a crisis. XD

      *Here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transworld_identity

      • silibub

        Thanks for the link! I really wonder how this will play into the larger plot, here. There’s a pretty full cast of characters as it is — imagine all their doppelgängers running around, too!

        • SofiaT

          I know! I’d love to see a “bad” Kyle running around. 😀

          • silibub

            Or a straightforward, model-citizen Duncan, haha!

          • SofiaT

            I… I’m not sure how I would feel about that, to be honest.

          • silibub

            He would be about 80% less attractive, which…probably says a lot about me as a person. Oops!

          • SofiaT

            Not necessarily. :0/
            I mean, I’m a Superman girl. I love the guy, he’s my favorite superhero and I don’t care if people call him a boyscout or boring. I know how magnificent he is. And as I often have described Duncan as a “Superman gone bad”, maybe I’d like Duncan then too.

            But that makes me feel like a traitor to this Duncan and… yeah, a bit confused here. Can we just say I’d like Duncan in all his versions and incarnations and get it over with?

          • Jamie Dutton

            He’d still be devastatingly handsome with that friggin irresistible accent. So yeah I think he’d be even more dangerous… to my heart anyway!

          • silibub

            I totally get that, and truly I think Duncan would retain his charm as a villain or an honest guy — he’d still have the wit and good looks, just a different kind of appeal.

          • SofiaT

            Seeing the two Duncans together. That would be good.

            Or, you know, so bad that it’s good >:D

          • silibub

            *fingers twitch towards tablet pen* Oh…I don’t know…I guess??

          • Gee no one has mentioned an Amanda-Sircea sandwich… hmmmm? Golly, I wonder who would be in the middle of THAT one?

          • silibub

            Pfffhaha! Um. Amanda doesn’t have the same wicked appeal, but if you insist…

          • Ho hum. Okay if a STRONG woman who knows what she wants doesn’t appeal… no problemo. 🙂

          • silibub

            Something tells me Amanda would be way too smart to get anywhere near us anyway!

          • Well, I’m sure you’d know best, but I can imagine even the upstanding Commander might like some wicked fun sometimes. But I’ll bow to your superior knowledge. LOL.

          • Sapfo

            If you don´t want Amanda, I can take her. I like her… alot ^_^

          • Okay someone is going to say it…… Duncan sandwich?

          • silibub

            Who’s in the middle?

          • SofiaT

            Hey, I came up with it.

            Don’t ask silly questions, the answer is an obvious one. >:(

          • silibub

            *whistles*

          • SofiaT

            😛

            Don’t think I don’t know what you tried to do there.
            Hands off, I call dibs.

          • silibub

            Ahaha, you can have him — I have my dazzling wife to attend to, yes?

          • SofiaT

            Yep, you keep Sircea away and we got ourselves a deal 🙂

          • silibub

            Yeahhh villain-lover high five!

          • Why do I sense a diabolical collaboration of such proportion starting here that it dwarfs the colliding whatsits by a long shot.

          • Oh that is such a fake question…. HA!

            Edit: Silibub, you are such a troublemaker. LOL.

          • Well this does beg the question about good UNSELFISH lovers and bad SELFISH ones.

            So does this mean that evil Duncan is a SELFISH lover because he’s self-centered and, well, EVIL?

            And then boring, but good Duncan, is an UNSELFISH good lover? Because of the, you know, good thing?

            Hmmmmmmmmmmm…………

          • HA.

          • He’d probably be very sweet and boring. 😐

          • Jamie Dutton

            I honestly doubt that man would ever be boring

          • Actually he’s probably incredibly kinky, he just hides it well.

          • Ohhhhhhh gad… you had to go there you evil Admiral you. (Stopping thinking about this NOW! … until later.)

          • Well you know the quiet ones usually have the most to hide. 😛

          • Steven K.

            Works for me.

          • Accountant and upstanding citizen?

          • Librarican

            Is it just me, or is an easy solution for the sinking submarine crowd to switch either the Duncans or the Kyles with their trains world selves and then everyone can be together? Good Duncan with Good Kyle in our world and Evil Duncan with Evil Kyle in… whatever other world will allow them.

            Maybe evil Kyle and Duncan will move into Laampro’s basement to save money until they are established and can conquer/afford a place of their own… Or would that be another daemon king’s domain?

          • Steven K.

            Someone is thinking logically – as illogical as the whole trans-world concept is to me personally, that could be a good solution.

          • Basement? It sounds a bit like THAT 70s SHOW TYP-style. LOL.

      • Terri Sutton

        Just because it exists and is a real word and/or concept doesn’t mean that is a good name and rolls off the tongue easily.

        Case in point; Phascogale. Cute creature but that name.

      • Thanks for the link.

        It is interesting that, that definition and it’s sister term of Modal Realities (multiverse) is that I can imagine alignments a la THOR’s Dark World film, etc… and that’s been used by lots of writers, but collisions?

        Harder to quite pictures. Gaps in reality and bleed through, again I’ve read that a lot, but ‘collisions’… not so much.

        I wonder if we’ll ever really understand how it’s meant in this context. Interesting.

  • Holly

    Oh Spooky, I do NOT like that ominous last panel. Now I have to wonder if we will get an expansion on that on Wednesday or if we will be left to imagine what will happen next.

    I sadly, am exhausted, so I won’t stick around. Can’t wait to read theories in the AM though. TTFN

  • TwilightDreamer

    yippee!! in just before work! 😀
    I thought there had to be more to Duncans plan….but not the slightest idea what….
    The mystery grows and grows XD Looking forward to more!

  • Sapfo

    Now I can comment also. Something strange is going on in computer world ):

    Boys, stop talking and go get Mitch now. He is only 15 and you left him out there for a very long time. The door is there. Now go!
    Or maybe talk some more >_<

    • joncarllewis

      I swear that there must be some reason for us not to have heard from Mitch. I still maintain that he’s been hovering over a skylight and watching the whole thing. (F

      • joncarllewis

        Fan revisionist fiction – Here I come!

      • Sapfo

        I think you might be on the mark about Mitch. Curious little guy ^_^

  • silibub

    I’m laughing a little at Paul in the first panel in light of Kyle’s ultra-dramatic line on the last page, because he’s just…not fazed by it at all.

    “His biggest mistake…WAS LETTING ME LIVE.”

    “Hahaha, fuckin’ A, buddy!”

    • Yeah, our Paul has a good heart, but he’s not a subtle little flower is he? LOL.

  • SofiaT

    …The closer they move towards the door, the farther the door moves away from them? 😛

    • Steven K.

      🙂 for mention of Zeno’s paradox ! Basically you can never get anywhere from where you are because you must travel half the distance, then half the distance that is left, then half of THAT difference – thus never arriving cuz you’ll always have half the remaining distance to go.

    • silibub

      Wouldn’t it be a hoot if that was a residual effect of Duncan’s spell? And by hoot I mean…pretty much the opposite of that.

    • davefragments

      I have some relatives who begin to leave and then an hour later when you are ready to scream “GET OUT!” they finally make it to the car door and maybe, just maybe start the engine fifteen minutes later. It is truly a masterful demonstration of Zeno’s paradox and how people move toward a door but never reach it.

      • That is GREAT and so so so true!

      • SofiaT

        Sounds like most family gatherings! 🙂

  • silibub

    Seriously though…signs continue to point at Duncan and Sircea getting in over their heads. And since Duncan worded his request in excruciatingly vague terms (ugh), I’m worried what the results could turn out to be. (Laampros better keep his dirty claws off my wife, is all I’m sayin’. Claws. Off.)

    • Yeah, he left some pretty big gaping loopholes, despite being “careful” in his request. Seen enough of these deals with demons to know, you really really really need to leave them as few loopholes as possible. Just like that saying “be careful what you wish for.”

      • silibub

        Yeah, he should have come prepared with like, a document he could read straight from so he could be certain the terms were ironclad.

    • You know what’s getting scary? The protective estrogen around here, that’s what!

      You standing in front of Sircea with your shotgun yelling, “Back OFF!” and Sofia standing in front of Duncan with a sword, doing much the same.

      Do we think Alex writes a compelling character or what? LOL.

      • silibub

        It’s less scary and more hilarious to me because both Duncan and Sircea could handle themselves just fine, and would probably look at our protective antics and go, “That’s…precious.”

  • Sapfo

    Next Scene:
    Duncan comes back and says, “I do not need to explain my actions, but …….”

    • silibub

      Literal LOL!

    • LOL Sapfo…..that would be hilarious!!!

    • Jakk Anthony Guzman

      But it all started when I born…

      • Sapfo

        there was an angel how came to my mother and said….

        • Maria White

          “you shall bare a hairy man beast of a son, and maybe a daughter, we aren’t sure of that yet.”

    • LOL!

      (Stop reading ahead, Sapfo!)

      • Sapfo

        But you started the destroy all your first drafts. I have to do something 😉

      • Jamie Dutton

        Is this where the ferrets come in?

  • Steven K.

    SUCH a tease this new page is!

    • Jakk Anthony Guzman

      If there is something worse than the Crisis, it might be worse to try and defeat Duncan and Sircea. They might have a better solution. We’ll have to wait and see what it’s all about.

  • Jamie Dutton

    Um, is it sad that my first thought after reading this page was “SEE even Spooky has watched Buffy and knows not to mess around with demons, especially Kings of Hell!”?

  • Sapfo

    I just realized that this night is very long. This night have been going on for over 9 months. Are they not concerned about this? o.O

    Maybe it´s a time loop

    • Seriously, I thought the same thing. I think we’re caught in that issue again of the time it takes reading this serially page by page vs how it will be when we’re holding the completed Graphic Novel in our hands.

      I know I’m going to read a few clumps of these pages really slowly and obsess over Duncan’s butt and on others I’m going to fly through to get out and check on Mitch, for example…

      I just don’t think, with this pre-written, there’s any option that solves this particular issue until the book is complete.

      Know how you feel though.

      • Sapfo

        If I get a book I like in my hand, I can read it out in less than 24 hours (depending on how long it is). But when I read it so quickly so I often miss many details.
        I would like to compare this kind of reading with the “slow reading”.
        We see each page one at a time and really see it. But sometimes we have to go back to read again at the beginning, just to see if there’s something we forgot.

        And to enjoy Duncans fine ass 😉

        • Librarican

          I’m submitting a petition. If donors get to the point where there are two months worth of bonus pages, then we start getting additional bonus pages on Mondays until we deplete the build-up. Who’s with me?

          • Personally, I love that idea. Not only does that mean that a greater percentage of the art costs for each page gets paid for, but the more pages of this story I can share at one time, the better. Believe it or not, I too suffer waiting—there are lots of times where I’m going nuts and just can’t wait to see y’all’s reaction to an upcoming page or scene! 😀

            Unfortunately, though, at 2 pages a week, Adam and Vero are about at their limits. If circumstances permit and we happen to build up a larger buffer, I might do what you’re suggesting, which I actually was able to do a couple times with Artifice (although, to be fair, I started Artifice with over 50 pages of buffer). But as tempting as it would be to offer what you’re suggesting, at this time, I believe to do so would mean either 1) quality would suffer or 2) it would put so much pressure on Adam and Vero that we’d need to take a long break from posting overall.

            So, while I have been wondering if I might be able to do what you’re suggesting, for the moment, it’s just not sustainable. And after seeing so many webcomics stall and then quit mid-stream, making sure our process is sustainable for the entire length of the story is a high priority for me. 🙂

      • silibub

        I can’t even express how grateful I am to you and all the other donors who have been getting us these extra pages — while I love seeing the plot unfold and would hate for Alex to compromise his storytelling for the sake of shoehorning in more action scenes, I’ve been on the edge of my seat enough with twice-weekly updates. The extra waiting time would have been painful! It’ll be so nice to have the physical book to flip through at pace, and experience the story again that way.

  • Without a hitch Alex, Adam and Vero, you guys give us more to think about and you make the obsessive watching of the imagery a real treat. It’s both an intellectual and visual pleasure in every way. Thank you for the time and effort.

    P#1: I love that Kyle is not glib or overconfident. He’s the one who was huddled in the dark just moment ago, contemplating ending it all in a dark hole. I love that you don’t just forget his journey. He knows this is serious and his face shows that beautifully. Conversely, I love that Paul is so pleased to have his BF on the upside again, and his pleasure glows. Friends who can make you smile and believe in you when IT hits the fan are worth their weight in gold. I love Paul.

    P#2: I also love that he’s instantly practical. It’s now such a part of his character. He asks the questions we all do. “… Except for all the hellbeasts flying around and eating every single person!” Exactly, how does THAT make sense to anyone.

    P#3: Spook get’s it. HA! And again his damn coat does the perfect thing. I’m sure it’s a sentient sorcerer’s trench, since it always knows just what to do to make him look amazing. (Erm… thanks for the shot here of Kyle’s butt… DAT Kyle-arse is something else again. Ohhhh yeah).

    P#4: It’s so great that Kyle remembers Duncan’s words about other threats and brings it right out to Spooky. Alex, I love that you don’t sweep small details under the rug for later. It’s right there. No one is stupid. It’s such a pleasure that these guys may be young but they’re NOT dumb. This is good writing. Thank you also A&V, thank you for Kyle’s determined face to Spooky. It speaks such volumes. Sexy and smart. Love it.

    P#5: Again, I love Spooky’s thinking face. This is normal professional business for Spooky. I love that hand scratching the back of his neck as he ponders what a King Of Hell would really be doing in all of this. Again Paul being practical. I love that consistency in his character. Yeah! I’m with him, I want to know.

    P#6: God is this a great expression of Spooky’s. He doesn’t know for sure and says it, and then says what really matters… whatever it IS all about WE ARE NOT GOING TO LIKE IT.

    Thanks Alex, for touching on the details that can’t be forgotten and thank you Adam and Vero for lovely work. The expressions are wonderful, the color is just perfect and the composition of the panels where you give us all three in relationship in almost every panel… that is so much more work than single shots. Thank you three for making the extra effort to make this the excellent comic that it is. As a gay man the fact that a Graphic Novel about a GAY super hero is this good makes me feel so proud. Very much appreciated!

    • I believe the term they are using for “DAT Kyle-arse” is “DAT BUTT”.

      • DAT KB?

      • Steven K.

        I think I’m still backing, for Kyle, “DAT TOOSHIE”.

    • silibub

      I’m 100% with you about Kyle retaining and sharing the information about the “bigger threat” — it would have been kind of irksome to see that waved away for the sake of future drama. It’s one of the small but effective ways Alex twists storytelling tropes, and I really appreciate that.

    • Thank you again for an amazing and fun comment, Christopher.

      It makes me happy to hear that you’re liking the “young but not dumb” thing. The trope of trying to increase tension by having characters keep important details to themselves is something that drives me a bit batty so I’m glad you and silibub like the choice here. 🙂

      And of course I’m also glad that you feel that our work is high-quality. It’s very much my hope that my comics which feature gay heroes could stand toe to toe with the genre comics that feature straight heroes. You’ve got me grinning here.

      • Jamie Dutton

        The thing with having dumb characters or playing down the obvious to ratchet up the drama is that it just ends up ticking off and irritating the smarter part of the audience. When they leave, it all goes downhill.
        I’m just glad you aren’t that kind of writer, Mr. Woolfson. Thank you for respecting your audiences brains as well as our need for the sexy hot stuff.

  • davefragments

    Frame Three has that exterior POV again.
    I wonder what Mitch is doing outside. We already know that he’s looking in and I wonder what is going on in his mind.

    • SofiaT

      It’s just that the “camera” is high on that one. It’s not a window shot, the colour would be different if it was, to indicate glass.

      But yeah, what is Mitch doing???

      • silibub

        Probably listening in as hard as he can with his super-ears.

        • Oh you know it… he’s probably got the car floating out front and ready to gooooooooo………. “HEY GUYS!!!”

  • Madock345

    Fluke is smiling and joking, while Spooky has gone serious? WHAT MADNESS IS THIS!?

  • Good night guys. Thanks for the fun chat. Take care.

    • Jamie Dutton

      Night Chris 🙂

    • silibub

      Goodnight!

    • stickfigurefairytales

      Me too. Goodnight!

    • Night Chris!

    • Sleep well. Thank you for your good company and awesome comments *hugs*

    • Sapfo

      Have fun in your dreams. ^_^

  • Spooky saying ‘Kings of hell’.. so now we know for sure that there’s more than one. Maybe they have their own territory/areas, or each have their ‘level’ of hell to rule.. or there’s one for each dimension’s hell? Unless there’s just one hell for all.
    What ever it is, Laampy is a badass mofo of a demon king xD

    Paul, I love him in panel 1. He makes sure to support Kyle and his level of confidence. Also the one to keep the focus and ask the good relevant questions.

    Really, how dared Anni disregard what Kyle can/will do to stop him? (.. or maybe that’s exactly what he didn’t do?)
    Did he do it because: 1) He didn’t count Kyle as a treath? 2) Emotions simply got to him? 3) He didn’t dare because of Kyle’s origin? 4) There’s a long term hidden motive?
    I think more than one thing is behind this, maybe along with things I didn’t mention. Also since Anni told Kyle that there’s something else going on, and Kyle can share that info. I still think it’s very plausible that was shared more or less on purpose – and it will make them look in other directions faster.

    Now what I also noticed again on this page: How well the red flame on the back of Kyle’s suit is showing off his butt. It draws attention 😉
    There’s something quite sexy about that lock of hair Spooky has showing through the hole in the cap. Not something I would notice usually, but hey it’s Spooky – it works for him, just as he’s hot in that outfit while not wearing skintight clothes 😀

    • Sapfo

      Maybe it is like many small kings and then there is a king of kings. I wonder if Laampros is a king or is he is a king of kings. Thinking about it I think he is just a king, but want to take over hel whole place. And Earth and Heaven!

    • purplefoxglove

      Maybe Laampros is the current king, and by “kings” Spooky is referring to a line of kings? Do demons die in this story? Can they be destroyed once and for all? Or maybe the former kings are still alive, but have been defeated by usurpers?

      If Anni’s motive for sparing Kyle is 4), maybe it’s that he is actually trying to manipulate TYP into taking on the ominous bigger threat…because they have some sort of talent he lacks and that would be needed, or because he thinks it’s to risky for him and they are expendable – or he’s planning to use them as some sort of cannon fodder? Most likely, it’s a combination of all 4 options you came up with.
      Or there is no bigger threat, and Anni is trying to distract TYP with that hint? Buy himself some time to prepare whatever ritual is necessary to open the gate for Laampros?

      • Steven K.

        A great array of interesting speculations.

      • Librarican

        Extending that line of thought, maybe Laampros agreed to Duncan’s deal because he either 1) wants to ward off a threat to his throne by marking Kyle as his heir (hence the kiss) or 2) maybe his rival to the thrown and supporters are part of this BBE, and is hoping the Young Protectors will knock the threat off and Laampros can cross something off his to do list without getting his hands dirty or causing Hellish civil war.

    • Danish: “How well the red flame on the back of Kyle’s suit is showing off his butt. It draws attention ;)”

      You know I had the same thought… what an astonishing coincidence. 🙂

    • Steven K.

      Adam and Veronica are THE experts in depicting sexy hair!

  • Kyletin

    I imagine Alex’s little quips and bits at the beginning and end of each description are in the voice of the Radio Announcer man from Legend of Korra, ahahaha.

  • Alright.. the page has been seen, studied and will be done so again and again for the next days.. the new awesome Kuroko no Basuke chapter has been read, but I keep yawning so much my jaw is starting to feel it so I’ll follow some of my fellow campers and go back to bed. I really need more than 3 hours of sleep.
    Night all, for those who are at that time, and have a good day for those who’s at that time. Another fun camp is over.

    • Sleep well!

    • Sapfo

      Have a good nap.

    • Sweet Baby Buddha on a bisuit!

      Danish does it again… “Kuroko no Basuke” …yet another one I don’t know. It’s like knowing the librarian at the Yaoi Library of Alexandria. HA.

      • The Yaoi Library of Alexandria. I’ll have to remember that one! 😀

        Kuroko no Basuke isn’t a yaoi manga though. It’s ‘just’ a manga series that I found last year and have become a bit..obsessed over. In an age of 32 I tried the feeling of being a manga series fangirl LOL It’s a bit funny because I found it because of the LOAD of slash shipping fanart I saw everywhere, so the m/m art got me interested even though it’s not a BL yaoi, and I never looked back.

        I’ll soo recommend it. There’s a new chapter uploaded about every 7-10 days on average. It’s one of the most popular mangas out currently. Alone on the site I read it, it has over 1mio monthly views. It can be found here: http://mangafox.me/manga/kuroko_no_basuke/

        • Heh, that is some of the same reason I ended up watching the anime Free!Iwatobi Swim Club. Though I always got the feeling it was a more or less a male harem centered around Haruka. There are some pairings, but to me it just always seemed like Haru was the center of the others affections. ^_^ And needless to say a bunch of boys most of the time in swimsuits. ^_^

  • Sapfo

    Wait a minute! The doner bare is on 381 in my world. What is it in your world?
    Can we make it Ding?

    • Saxon_Brenton

      It was 281 at the time do day’s page was posted, and it’s 381 now. I might be wrong about this, but methinks it fits Chris’s MO of regularly throwing large chunks of money at the bar every half week.

      • Sapfo

        I do belive you are right. Thank you Chris

      • Saxon_Brenton

        Okay, since you asked, I’ve thrown some money at it. We should get a Ding when the bar updates.

        • Sapfo

          Chris is a big help. But we can not let him do this all alone 🙂

        • Saxon (ding-meister) Brenton… hat’s off to you. Thank you.

          • Saxon_Brenton

            Somebody else helped too. There was $5.00 in that $406 final total that can’t be accounted for by me and my prone-to-showing-off ego. So to whoever(s) that was, thank you. As Sapho said, this cannot be done alone.

      • You are all very kind. I’m proud of Alex’s work so if I can help, I do. I told Alex I have a friend in some medical need, so I may not be able to do as much for a while, but it isn’t due to any lack of love for TYP… time will tell.

        I hope everybody tries to contribute $2. Every page we put in the future bank keeps us on our roll of two pages a week. LOL.

        It’s going to be a cold day in Laampros-ville on some week we have to go back to Saturday only. 🙂

        Thanks and take care guys!

        • Sapfo

          Friends with medical needs are more important. I hope everthing will be alright with this friend. ♥

          And we will all try and give if we can.

          Warm hug Sara.

  • I really like how the three of them have their heads together. You can almost see the light bulbs begin to glow over their heads as they collaborate and gain their footing on this new and dangerous path before them.

    You go guys!

  • akonite

    I find it intensely amusing they’re having this conversation in a warehouse owned by a megalomaniac billionaire. He’s been around long enough to know that a stranded, emotionally raw teenager is going to call friends; it’s be a gross oversight not to have video or other surveillance unless it’d have interfered with the spell.

    • Saxon_Brenton

      True. And since Kyle was issued a fire-proof communicator, a individual of Annihilator’s wealth should have been able to get fire proof surveillance equipment.

      (Ooo, nasty thought: depending on how Annihilator’s ‘falling’ for Kyle manifests, he could start stalking him.)

      • No worries… I’m sure Spooky threw up an anti snoop spell when they entered. He’s too competent to miss this one.

        Yes?

    • Simba

      Ack, I didn’t think of that… They aren’t being terribly bright about that at the moment I guess.

  • SofiaT

    That first panel… something bothers me about it. Granted, it might be that Fluke is badmouthing my favorite guy (he didn’t “count him out”, Paul, I’m sure he had his reasons. *sniff*) and my reflex is to stick my tongue out at him, like a child throwing a tantrum. Or maybe it’s Kyle’s facial expression. It seems that something about Paul’s statement bothers him too.

    Hmm?

    • Well I think he’s maybe uncomfortable with the vote of confidence after what just happened. His confidence is probably at an all time low and he just wants to prove himself.

      • SofiaT

        Yes, that’s very probable.

        I still want to pout.

        • You mean your lower lip isn’t already sticking out? 🙂

    • Saxon_Brenton

      [Thinks] The thing that strike me about panel 1 is the way Paul’s attitude briefly flips back to the big grin and utter confidence that we saw in chapter 1 and interlude 1. At the time I described it as Pollyanna-ish, and when Kyle contacted him at the start of chapter 3 I voiced concerns that the nature of Paul’s luck powers *might* make him unable to differentiate between (on the one hand) bad things happening to people as a resource for subsequent good luck, and (on the other) the actual trauma involved in bad things happening to people. I am *really* glad that that fear proved unfounded. (I am undecided as to whether or not Paul’s rant on page 17 about how angry he was at Annihilator for hurting Kyle was a deliberate attempt by Alex to pre-emptively address this issue.)

      So, taking all that into consideration, and also factoring in Admiral Jane’s idea about Kyle wanting to prove himself, is it possible that Kyle’s look his a brief moment of disquiet about Paul’s luck powers? Granted, that could be either ‘but I want to do this myself!’ or ‘will his luck powers be enough to overcome an infernal invasion?’ or maybe some other aspect I’m blanking on at the moment.

    • Sofia,

      I respect all tantrums, but I’m responding to that first panel and the BBE idea… well just because I like Paul and I think he’s a bunch of quick-change emotions… and that’s just who he is.

      I’m sorta responding to both you (Sofia) and Saxon. IF I simply put aside, for the sake of sensible non-hormonal debate, Ms. Sofia’s devout “admiration” (ahem) for our attractive villain, then I can admit that I also had a slightly odd reaction to Paul’s “golly gee” emotion in that first panel. Especially compared to Kyle’s seriousness.

      Here are just some thoughts. One isn’t really verifiable, except by Alex. Paul seems to snap between hard, angry, happy and practical rather suddenly. I have a working theory that this is in his nature. He’s luck-boy. Head/Tails. On/Off. Like in the very beginning: his car was totaled but he was grinning… “I like saving people more (snap).”

      http://webcomics.yaoi911.com/archive/ete-ch1-page-8/

      So I want to think this is Paul, bad/good/furious/practical/loyal snap changes from beat to beat. This is his world good means bad and vice versa. So I want to believe this fits his character. It is a little startling on the page, but I do think it jives with the man who saved those people in that early page.

      So Sofia, re Paul’s thinking that Duncan ‘counted Kyle out’, it makes perfect sense to me that he may never speak “accurately” or kindly about Duncan. Paul has NO idea that Duncan may (or may not) have had unexpected feelings for Kyle. He still doesn’t really know how bad it all was for Kyle. All he knows is that this man severely hurt his friend. So I believe that Paul absolutely believes what he said (para: “Hey Buddy, You’ll show him!). IMHO, Paul probably does think Duncan counted Kyle out — we believe otherwise. Or he may not, but just wants to Keep Kyle’s emotions on the upside? I don’t know.

      Now, if two chapters from now we discover that Duncan used Kyle’s violation to save the world from the BBE (as David posits above) maybe Paul might admit that D. wasn’t all bad, but right now he just wants to keep Kyle from getting to debbie-downer phase again and in that first panel’s line, Paul probably can’t imagine Duncan having had any personal conflict over leaving Kyle alive. Paul seems all about Kyle. So there’s a slightly forced “Golly gee-whiz to it.” an “Everything is going to be great!” vibe.

      It’s rather like what I was pondering at the end of my comment below.

      http://webcomics.yaoi911.com/archive/ete-ch3pt1-page-22/#comment-1232514567

      If Duncan may never be excusable, he may be forgivable? The BBE may be the reason why. May be?

      Well that still doesn’t mean people like Paul will ever forgive him. It is that idea about the ‘good of the one vs. the good of the many’. (Me and Sonny so long ago). I may never forgive D. even if he does turn out to have had good intentions. You’ve heard me use the rape word. I’m not sure there are good intentions that mitigate that act. However, I’m also willing to say that if Kyle turns out to be able to forgive Duncan due to BBE type events, I may too. So many unknowns.

      That said, Paul may not ever condone the torture of his friend Kyle for any good outcome? However, Kyle might.

      I loved that Kyle is still in a very serious somewhat dark: go-mode. At least he’s IN “go-mode” and Paul wants to keep him there. Thus the bright attitude (if a little forced feeling). Spooky seems done playing therapist and has gone into logistics mode.

      Thanks for listening. People may pout now at will. 🙂

      • SofiaT

        I agree with all of the above.
        I’m just saying, Fluke’s Colgate smile freaks me out a bit, and I think it does Kyle as well.

        • Agree.

          I want to think they’re just out of sync. Paul really understands so little of what really happened.

          And the Kyle part is just me inserting myself into Kyle’s head… I think part of him is just disturbed because he really was attracted to Duncan and it bothers his 18 year old head that he could judged everything so wrongly. Only time and experience is going to heal that wound. I wouldn’t be surprised if we see lots of ‘lost’ looks for a while as Kyle works through his journey with Duncan.

          I just know I’d be all in knots trying to figure why I had done what I’d done.

          That said. I agree with you, thus all the thinking about the expression… 🙂

          • Librarican

            About the time I started reading this comic, my VERY long term boyfriend broke up with me, with very bad timing and methods. I’m still “in knots trying to figure why I had done what I’d done” and also why he did what he did, and there are no super powers or world dooming or saving involved. I hope Kyle has a chance to purge all those feelings in a more convenient time, and soon, because no matter who you are, they will demand a release.

            Girls with Slingshots had a great line when Hazel and her guy broke up: “your heart didn’t have any say in the manner.” Through one big game of telephone, I hope Kyle finds as much comfort in that line as I did.

          • Love “Girls with Slingshots”. They occasionally have such a true line that it sticks with you like that.

            The hardest part about all such things (IMHO) is that it is so rarely about US. People do what THEY need to do.

            It’s that idea that we are all the center of our own stories, but that conflicts with everyone else being the center of their stories. I used to tear myself apart (thus my projecting on to Kyle) wondering why someone would do this to me… what did I do? Like it was somehow about me. In this case… it was about Duncan. It’s hard realizing you’ve been a supporting character in someone else’s drama. My ego no like that much. 😛

            I agree with you that I hope Kyle can work it through and feel better. He sure did not drive the events. I expect Dr. Woolfson will assist and he’ll work it out. 🙂

            And you are also right about the telephone game. Much of our communications about affairs of the heart just obfuscate rather than help. It’s sad that we remember that hard experiences much much longer than the good experiences. Take care.

      • It’s always possible that Paul really is pleased to see Kyle so fierce. There may even be bit of shock if say Kyle isn’t the type to be fierce like that, if he’s more the quiet, contained type with his emotions.

        And of course as you say, Paul probably wants to keep him there and so with the possible shock of seeing Kyle fierce goes a little too bright.

      • Steven K.

        No need for pouting – that all seems pretty logical and sensible to me!

        • Thanks. True.

          I’m just being very silly, because Sofia and AJ made me laugh way to hard with their discussion below!

  • David Welbourn

    So glad this plot point wasn’t skipped over. Now I really want to speculate on what this mysterious bigger bad event could be, but there’s not much data to speculate from. And I probably shouldn’t even suggest possibilities (yes, I can think of some) for fear of jinxing the script. Hmm. Perhaps it’ll be clearer when we next see what Duncan and Sircea are up to.

    • SofiaT

      The script is already written so you can’t jinx it 🙂
      Do share!

      • Sapfo

        Next Page:
        Spooky: “Someone have jinxed this page!” o.O

        😉

        • SofiaT

          😛

          • Sapfo

            Alex should really keep better trak on his script. xD

      • David Welbourn

        Well, my thoughts aren’t that detailed, but first of all, we know that Team Supervillian weren’t in a huge hurry to set this up. Lots of planning. So the bigger bad event (BBE) might not happen for some time, maybe years from now. Also I think it unlikely that they’re really okay with demons eating Europe, Africa, Asia, etc. which suggests they plan a trap for Laampros and company. So, I think, maybe, the idea is to bottle up all the demons into, I dunno, some sort of demonic battery that can be weaponized. That suggests that demonfire on a large scale will somehow defeat the BBE. If that’s correct, maybe the threat is of a divine or a cold nature.

        • Simba

          A bottled up hell demon cannon was not something I had considered, I like it!

        • HermeticallySealed

          I agree in that I don’t think the two plan on letting the demons actually loose on the world. I am thinking they are planning on the YP and maybe others showing up to stop Laampros. They fullfill their part, letting him loose, get their youth and immortality, then the heroes come along and send him back to Hell.

          I think Duncan wanted Kyle to witness what was happening, so that he and the team would try to stop it. After all, he had the spell altered to not be painful, it could just as well been altered to render him senseless.

          • I love these takes everyone shares that are slightly different than anything I’ve thought… thanks. Agree or not, it gets my mind skittering all over the place.

      • Oh doooooooooo… please.

  • Sapfo

    What beholds my northern eyes. Is it a bird? Is it a tree? Is it smutty fanfiction?
    No it is the donor bare breaking through the roof again. ^_^

    “Ding, ding, ding!”

  • I’m doing a quick runby this evening. Hi all. Sorry I couldn’t join you, had dinner with a friend tonight. Interesting page and this Zeno’s Paradox has me intrigued. I was going to throw down a little donation towards the next page but I’ll have to wait until tomorrow when the donation bar resets.

    Gotta haul off to bed. See you all soon and it looks like you had a wonderful night of camping. Have fun!

    • Sapfo

      Sorry you missed it. See you next time and have fun.

  • Gergana Maltchanova

    This comic is so good. Should be made into a movie. Eventually. I like the way it treats it’s audience and I love the way it approaches issues that are still, sadly, overlooked.
    When and why do you love a person? How should it be expressed? Is LOVE the most important outcome or do we always need to throw in sex for good measure?
    If Alex is as smart as he writes, I encourage him to do his utmost.
    Thank you, kind Sir, I’ll be tipping that donation scale for the first time soon and I don’t even know where my money has been.
    Most fruitful day to you all!

    • vessto

      Great review. I wish TYP to be made into movie too, or/and anime. That will be amazing!

      Btw, any chance we to be compatriots? I still didn’t meet any compatriot in TYP commenters.

    • Me agree with MOVIE! ME WANT MOVIE … oh sorry, clearly I need more coffee before going all prose…

      • Sapfo

        Okay Movie! Need good movie for Chris….What about “the Hole”?!

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

        • Thanks Sapfo, that is pretty much laugh out loud genius. 😀

          • Sapfo

            if you have not all done so already, you can check out Rantasmos more serious vids. He is good, have a interesting points and makes it all in a funny way ^_^

      • Saxon_Brenton

        Well, there are still the issue of funding of course, but let’s just savour the idea for a moment… Alex’s bio has said he loved SF and action movies as a kid, and these webcomic stories are being published as the affordable version of big budget adventure stories. So if Young Protectors and/or Artifice came full circle to get produced as full movies, this would be very very appropriate, yes?

        • Well someday I can dream that Hollywood discovers Woolfson as the next big thing (hey Harry Potter was unknown once too). And lookee here, he comes with a Graphic Novel… that is already a script and roadmap. You just need to give him creative control, a great cinematographer and camera operator. The hardest part will be casting DAT EVERYTHING!

          Hey? I can dare to dream. He’ll make some red head the star of tomorrow. 🙂

    • You’re very welcome, Gergana! Welcome and thank you very much for the kind words! 🙂

  • Amy

    I love the mystery. I really wonder why Duncan screwed up like this. Can’t wait for the next page!

    • Or did he? DUM DA DUUUUUUUUMMMMMM!

      • Sapfo

        <..>

      • Amy

        I was thinking the same. If it was for something good, Duncan must have a bloody good reason for summoning the king of the demons.

    • davefragments

      Duncan’s great flaw is falling in love with Kyle.

      • Amy

        Yes. He looked really hurt when he betrayed Kyle. Hopefully, most of the world won’t be destroyed by Laampros. Right now, that’s their main concern, but I can’t wait to know what’s going to happen to the romantic part of this story.

      • Steven K.

        I don’t know – if you are TRULY in love with someone, I think you are more self-sacrificing – and wanting to go OUT OF YOUR WAY not to hurt someone, and to put the beloved’s well-being above your own. Because of exactly what Duncan put Kyle through, and especially the way he did it and how he left him, I can’t be convinced at this point that Duncan really had anything akin to true love and affection for Kyle.

        • davefragments

          Pages 30, 31, 32, and 33 of Chapter 2
          and Pages 47 and 48 of CHapter 2
          are Duncan monologing about why he did what he did and to paraphrase Shakespeare – I think he protests too much.
          Instead of saying “Thanks Jerk” he gives all sorts of excuses and explanations.

          It might not be true love but it is at least interested lust and more true affection than Duncan gets from Sircea. She seems a little high maintenance to me and Kyle on the other hand is easy going.

          • Would I be fair to say that all people are capable of giving different types of “love” (and what that type is changes, for better or worse, throughout their lives) … And you’re suggesting that perhaps THIS is what Duncan is capable of ‘today’?

          • davefragments

            I never look that deeply into a character’s behavior when I’m halfway through a story. I don’t do that in real life either.

            I think that Duncan’s going to regret what he did to Kyle. He is afraid of growing weak and dying. Those are powerful emotions and lead to bad judgments and terrible consequences.

            Kyle’s going to be affected by that betrayal more than just the anger he’s showing and the tears he’s shed. Kyle won’t peacefully and happily accept the fact that he’s the offspring of a King of Hell. In a way, he’s like Oedipus – doomed by the sins of his father. his salvation comes at a price.

            I think Sircea is going to see Duncan’s emotions as a weakness and betray him. I’m not sure if she’s like Lady MacBeth or the White Witch of Narnia. I’ll wait to see how the story unfolds.

          • I beg to differ. From your comment, it seems you’ve looked quite deeply at character emotions and motivations and have many surmises and interesting ideas about their potential futures.

            I’m the opposite. “Halfway through a story” character is (mostly) the only fun thing that really interests me regarding speculation. We’re getting to know them more with each page so our surmises hopefully become more fleshed out and mature with each page. Certainly at a MUCH faster rate than plot issues.

            In a story like this, logistics and plot have few or no rules or limits. Despite tidbits of vague plot-information, which we’re all quoting like mad. Anything can yet happen. Duncan’s real plan? A big bad even? The Trans-world Whatsits. Kings of Hell with unknown limits and powers and what they really want. What Alex can do with any of it is still almost completely open to almost infinite change.

            In addition, unlike human behavior, we also have no real-world bar to balance plot possibilities against. So we can have fun speculating, but for me it’s much more fun to look at character and see how they grow in our eyes as humans (even special ones) because that will determine what happens in most of the ways that matter to us.

            I find in reading the comments the issues that are still most discussed are the yet unknown affairs of the heart. Character/emtion issues one and all.

            As you say… Lady MacBeth or the White Witch of Narnia… exactly! These are the things that will determine the course of what is yet to come.

            Thanks. Fun chatting.

          • davefragments

            Let me tell you this. I”m not having fun.
            I read TYP and look for the new pages because it’s a twice weekly diversion. I am dealing with family matters that are crushing me and have nearly broken me in the past 5 months. If you want these long totally disagreeing comment threads, don’t involve me anymore. It doesn’t come across as fun.

          • My sympathies.

            It was only ever intended as fun, and I certainly shall not involve you again. I hope things get better for you.

            Respectfully,
            ChrisD

          • Steven K.

            I think I’ve been going through a lot of “crushing” adversity myself, also thinking at times that I’ve reached my breaking point; but for me, such discussions here are PART of the diversion, and good-natured disagreements and differences in points of view are, in turn, an integral part of any such discussions. I think the reply to you above was a bit harsh – I don’t think you did or said anything to warrant that. When under great stress, people often react with less tact than they would normally – I know I’ve sometimes done so. I think when situations are such that they don’t give us the time or luxury to respond to a difference of opinion, that can be rather frustrating – but, then again, if that is the case, maybe we shouldn’t post something that might engender such responses. Don’t let it “cramp your style”. Most of us value and welcome your opinions/debate.

  • vessto

    Ooh, plot is even deeper that it seems. I wonder what Anni was able to hide from Mr. L (or to think he succeeded to hide). I smell action will happen soon.:D

  • Just for fun Since we’re all Spooky obsessed these days… go back and read the last panel of the page linked below. It’s a smidgeon of Spooky philosophy.

    http://webcomics.yaoi911.com/archive/ete-ch1-page-3/

    It certainly helps explain why he keeps that good attitude going all the time. It’s intrinsic to his magical philosophy. Cool.

  • Michelle Grifka

    haha Zeno’s paradox.
    That’s all. 🙂

  • Saxon_Brenton

    It occurs to me that what the Young Protectors are facing is not quite Zeno’s Paradox in its classic form. I assume that Alex is referring to the logic problem whereby to move any distance you must walk halfway there, but to get to that halfway point you must first walk half of that, ie a quarter of the distance, which in turn means you have to walk half of that, ie an eight, and so on ad infinitum – and never actually reach the destination.

    Well, the Young Protectors are superheroes, so obviously they can only walk halfway to the door before stopping and making a Dramatic Pronouncement. And then they would start again, and only get a further halfway before needing to stop and make another Dramatic Pronouncement, and so on ad infinitum. Worse, even getting into a Fight Scene would not be enough to get them out of this rut, because decades of comics have shown us that superheroes are able to exposit plot information, philosophise on the nature of good vs evil, and otherwise engage in unlimited speechification *even when in the middle of combat* when the rest of us normal people would be puffing for breath.

    Fortunately there is a solution: use of teleportation to bypass the whole ‘passing from point A to point B by going through point C’ in the first place.

    • Excellent AND hilarious. Please add that to the manual.

    • Steven K.

      I think it just FEELS (to us readers) that the Paradox is in play here.

    • Jamie Dutton

      Speechify, Saxon! 😀

  • bronakopdin

    I just came back from a short vacation at my sisters and my 12 year old twin niece and nephew (who needed my full attention over the last days and of course I could NOT check here or they DEFINITELY would have caught a peek and asked me about it… what should I have told them? xD)

    but look what I missed! Kyle I love your determination 😀
    and Spooky… no words… as casual as ever xD like stopping them is no big deal at all! “wanna do it, Paul?”

    Now the mystery of what Anni meant remains… let’s see what’s next!

    I’m so tuned for the next page 🙂

  • Becky

    “Colliding trans-world identities”, huh? Let’s hear more about that!!

    • YES! Totally agree. (But you did make me spit my coffee when I laughed reading this. Because how often does anyone hear THAT sentence!) 🙂

  • Sapfo

    Everone loves a good conspiracy. Right?

    well bare with me on this one, I might take this in a kind of strange diraction without even knowing it will end.

    What if Laampros is not really Kyles father, but he is Kyle himself. What if all the bad things that happens to him now and in the futuer will change him. And what if his need for revenge against Duncan leads him in to a very dark road.

    As a very famous little green man with pointe ears once said. “Don’t give in to hate. That leads to the Dark Side.”

    What if this is what happened to Kyle in a diffrent univers and he became Laampros.

    I have not quite figured out who Kyle as Laampros becames father to himself. or if he in this conspiracy theory only sees his younger self as his symbolic son, but actually is not really the sperm donor for his own creation. (I know that sentence is a bit strange).

    Now, If Laampros is Kyles darker future, will Laampros then puch events toward Kyle becoming dark in version of the univers also. Or might he want to save himself from the fate of becoming Laampros?

    I will once again quote the little green man with poity ears:
    “Difficult to see. Always in motion is the future.”

    And with that I will end my moment of strangeness. Have a good day ^_^

  • COMPLETELY SAFE FOR WORK:

    Since Silibub has informed us that Sircea, regardless of her other proclivities, appreciates the ladies too; I wanted to share this link with the couple of people who might be interested.

    A blog collection of wonderful VINTAGE images of: Epic Gallery: 150 Years Of Lesbians And Other Lady-Loving-Ladies

    We talk about the boys here quite a bit, I thought this might just interest a few of us. Sent to me by a dear lesbian friend in Melbourne. She does a good job of reminding me that our LGTBQ issues haven’t been unique in… well… FOREVER! LOL.

    Enjoy.

    • Chris, I’m not seeing a link?

      • Sorry! ‘DOH. It should be there now. 🙂

        • Sapfo

          Lovely Ladys ^_^

          • Yeah. Men or women I love the pictures of any time period that allow us to show simple affection. I’m a sucker for pictures of men holding hands. 🙂

          • Sapfo

            Holding hands and hugging. I dont even care what gender the people have doing it (men, female, young, old). It is a sign for love, affection and it makes me warm inside.

      • Kyletin

        This was very interesting! I didn’t know that gender roles within same-sex couples existed even so far back. Perhaps it was even more common.I learnt something new, so thank you for sharing!

        • Sapfo

          Never heard of Molly houses then?

          • Kyletin

            Actually, no. I come from a rural area and don’t have much knowledge on LGBT history. I just read the article from wikipedia though in order to learn more about it. I’m going to be caught in a wikipedia researching loop soon… 😀

          • Sapfo

            There is a lot to learn from the LGTBQ history. I think there is a lot of thing that might surprise you, good and bad.

            https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/103548.Gay_Life_Culture?from_search=true

          • Kyletin

            Thanks! I’ve been following the comic for quite some time, but never actually joined (I tried once, but accidentally connected it to an academic blog or something, and I’m not really too sure what happened after that…). I hope I can hear some interesting things here. 🙂

          • Well you have that one already posted of the ladies.

            I apologize because I can’t remember where this one came from, and it maybe someone on this group. It’s a similar posting, with Vintage male photos that again celebrates the casual non-sexual touch of a different era. Not necessarily gay, but so relaxed. I’m envious.

            http://www.artofmanliness.com/2012/07/29/bosom-buddies-a-photo-history-of-male-affection/

            This final one is one of my favorites. It is a Tumblr site, but I believe it’s safe for work (no guarantees), called My Daguerreotype Boyfriend.

            It’s simply vintage photos of very attractive men from another era. There a couple of US Presidents in here and they were rather hot in their twenties! LOL.

            http://mydaguerreotypeboyfriend.tumblr.com/archive

            Enjoy.

          • Kyletin

            You have a talent for finding these sort of things, I suppose? 😀 Looking through these vintage photos makes me wonder about how well clothing and style changes (over time periods) can alienate those who lived before us from ourselves. It’s fairly hard for me to identify them as actual people. Maybe I am just too naive. ^^;

            Also, who knew that there could exist tumblrs which aren’t devoted to .gifs of Disney’s Frozen? lol.

          • Sapfo

            We like to share things that we find interesting and fun. @chrisdangerfield:disqus have fun things in his backpocket 😉

          • And his front pocket, but only his husband gets to see that one. ^_^

            (Sorry….I….don’t know what came over my fingers….I cannot seem to get them to untype that statement either….bad fingers, bad)

          • Sapfo

            DOKI! 0.0

            I kind of hope his husband have a say of all his pockets xD

    • Thanks Chris, that was lovely!

    • silibub

      *clap clap clap* Thanks, Chris, you’re a gem! And it would be nice to be able to will characters into canon bisexuality through the sheer power of my thirst, LOL.

      • You know that, if WILL alone could do it, then our Spooky would be laying out the big surprise to us all that he’s been a Kyle dude for a couple of years and just waiting for the right time… Ahhhhhhh *sigh* Like life, sometimes it’s just not meant to be. 🙂

  • Elin Gregory

    Excellent as always. I really enjoy illustrations that don’t skimp on the background detail so after the first look at the words and figures I always go back to look beyond to see if there are any clues in the backgrounds. Nice mountainous scenery – poor Kyle must have been frozen. I also enjoy the slanting of the verticals for dramatic emphasis in some of the panels.

    • I totally agree. I love the panel composition. I was particularly in love with that long tall vertical of Spooky on Page 21.

    • Kyletin

      Given his association with fire, maybe he wasn’t so cold. I also enjoy backgrounds. It would frustrate me to no end if I couldn’t be sure that my backgrounds were consistent through several differently-angled pictures of one location.

    • Steven K.

      Well, I hope that creating his own little fire helped to keep the rest of him warm.

  • Aahh.. another ‘ding, ding, ding’ has happened. Love how the extra pages pretty much have been covered a month forward for since New Year 🙂

    I’d call that quite an achivement, and thank you to all who’s helped making it so – from the ones who can donate $2 to the ones who can donate more. Everything helps ensuring the comic is moving forward at full speed.

  • Oki.. so I was on my way to bed like half an hour ago, but got distracted again, again.. and then just now came across this that I just HAD to share before I really do go to bed.

    I sadly have no clue who this guy is but he was linked in a story I just read, as the image of how the author saw a character in the story, but all I could think after seeing the image was ‘That could be Kyle’.

    I mean, look at this! http://file001.bbs.danlan.org/forum/201304/19/143625s4444fgfbqqzfa00.jpg
    His eyes aren’t the right color, but I think this guy is pretty close at being a Real Life Kyle 😀

    • OMG…..He so is! Quick, get him some contacts!

    • Kyletin

      Now we’ll have fancasting for all the characters (although this probably has already happened before I joined these comments)!

    • dereule101

      Closest match I’ve seen yet!

    • Anna Evans

      What a weird coincidence! I was reading a blog earlier today when I saw this picture and my very first thought was Annihilator! Without further ado, I give you gay porn star Aden Shaw: http://i0.wp.com/confessionsofaboytoy.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/photo-3.jpeg

    • Steven K.

      Yeah – I agree that maybe the closest yet – hair and bod are right on – face is close, though not QUITE there yet.

    • Yep, definitely the closest I’ve seen too. Although, Kyle actually isn’t quite so ripped. Add another 6 or 7 percent body fat and you’ll have him. 🙂

      Well done!

      • SofiaT

        I like that you make that distinction. The “ideal” body to strive towards has become ridiculously hard to reach, for both women and men. A Kyle with a bit more flesh on him sounds good -and more realistic. 🙂

        • Showing attractive, normal body types is important to me as a creator of fiction with a strong romance element.

          I do of course include some characters who are very, very fit—The Platinum Priestess, The Annihilator and Fluke (and also Deacon from Artifice) would fall in the extremely high body standard category (Fluke spends a lot of time in the gym)—but both in terms of what I want to put out there as a creator and also in terms of what I personally find attractive, I’d rather show more realistic body types.

          • SofiaT

            Well… Deacon is excused.
            After all, he is inhuman 😀

            I think The PP and Anni fall into that category too, although for different reasons.

            Fluke is a… um, fluke? 😛

          • Heh. Fluke is just very committed to being in peak physical shape. And he likes having the six-pack abs.

          • SofiaT

            *cough*vain*cough*

          • Young Protectors facility gym use from most to least: Fluke, Flyboy, Commander, Tsunami, Kyle and finally Spooky.

            (Commander is in 3rd place only b/c she prefers to do her physical training in natural environments, ideally simultaneously including combat training. In terms of hours logged, she would give Fluke a run for his money.)

          • SofiaT

            That’s awesome! I love this kind of WoG -gives nothing away of the plot but gives us an insight to the every day life of the team. Thanks, Alex.

            And I had a feeling Commander would be exactly like that. >:D

          • I so agree… I do love character talk. Thank you all.

            And I’ll bet that Spooky is just lovely under all that. As comfortable with himself and comfortable to be WITH as a person could hope for. Ahhhhh… Spooky. 🙂

          • Oh, a gym list 🙂 I like that it’s close to how I had out it myself. I had Commander before Flyboy but, come to think of it, it makes good sense with how you listed them. New member, strong guy and the youngest wanting to prove himself.

          • I think we need a GYM image of the whole gang working out. Heh heh… I’d buy

            *throws money at AW’s store*

          • Oh, one more… cutest scene ever. You just know that Tsunami bench presses about a zillion pounds a go. I love the idea of him spotting weight lifting for little Mitch. As Mitch learns how to lift weights safely.

            Okay sucrose overload… 🙂

          • I think it’s hysterical you all have put so much analytical thought into the body type issue.

            *muses… I thought I was the only one so obsessed.

          • That seems very “Commander”.

          • Sapfo

            I hear hundreds of pens write down this information
            But what can I say, trivia is fun 🙂

          • Hey watch it… that’s our Paul you’re coughing about. 🙂

          • That is adorably clear.

          • John

            Not to mention simple repetitive excercise like this could be very distracting from any number of issues a person is unwilling to confront?

            Not that I’m fishing or anything but… *casts line with verbal bait*

          • Kyle is at least half inhuman and I’m not sure PP and Anni are less excusable from the trials of past middle age spread due to meta-ness than the whole bunch?

          • silibub

            So, do Duncan and Sircea have to work at maintaining their (very impressive) physiques? I could see Duncan getting that fit just as a byproduct of his abilities, but if you’re telling me Sircea doesn’t have to hit the gym at all I might have to cry!

          • She has a spell for THAT! LOL.

          • The magical equivalent of having an app?

          • HA!

          • silibub

            Ugh, can she cast it on me? I’m fairly slender, but all the gym time in the world isn’t going to get me on that level. A youthful metabolism can only carry me so far for so long!

          • Jamie Dutton

            Well in some books I’ve read, spellcasting has a side effect of using LOTS of the bodies resources including calories. So they have to be pretty careful to not let it get to the point that they starve to death from doing too much magic.
            Wonder if Alex’s magic system is similar?

          • silibub

            Ooh, that would be interesting! If that applies to magic use in this comic, maybe that’s why Spooky doesn’t use the gym much — he’s already spending a lot of energy just casting spells.

        • Hear hear! Way more yummy!!

      • There’s a difference between a skinny kid, born w/out body fat, who’s worked out (than a live model) and a normal sized guy (Kyle) that works out a lot.

        Alex, I so respect your attempt at human proportions. Kyle is definitely on the appealing side of an 18 year old’s body. So, friendly to look at. No matter what anyone says, those perfect bodies are super high maintenance and really only possible until about the age of 27, and then it takes so much time to maintain, that you get the nom de plume of “gym-rat”. HA. I could only do it until about 25 and then the gym just took too much time from work and I had to slide into a normal human bod. So sad. Of course I NEVER looked like Kyle.

        Alex, I have to say that I love that your philosophy on your site is the one about human proportions (both sexually and simply physically). Men not having a penis the size of a babies arm holding an apple. Even Sircea, who definitely works her sex-appeal, is beautifully proportioned. I’d bet the Commander is stunning. She’s the type that will make men curious…… 🙂

        It’s so much more appealing.

      • Steven K.

        Oh – I don’t know – from the nude depictions that have been shown so far, I think Kyle’s body might look even better – just maybe with slightly DIFFERENT delineations. In any case, Kyle is just fine the way he is. Even if he DOES have slightly more body fat, I think he’s slightly more adorable as well (as far as facial features go).

    • silibub

      Wow, that’s so close it’s uncanny! Nice find!

  • Jac

    Gosh, Fluke’s smile. <3

  • Giz

    spooky is so hot 😀

  • Librarican

    Another thought I had about the multiple kings reference that’s been nibbling at my brain.
    What if Dante’s Inferno was applied to YP and Lamproos is a king of one of the nine circles of hell? Although the first circle is limbo, the second one is Lust, which fits with the key to open the door being sexual release.

    • Steven K.

      That’s an interesting notion – something like that had sort of crossed my mind as well. Nice to know others have had such musings.

  • NightArcher213

    So, having gotten a good look at the back (well, I guess it’s technically the front) of Spook’s hat for the first time…

    Does he have himself embroidered on his own hat?

    Cuz Spooks is a badass, and and he’s earned a modicum of arrogance, but… dayum. That’s a little much.

  • SofiaT

    Btw, I thought the only person left in the world using the word “swell” was Clark Kent 😀
    It must be a superhero thing!

    • John

      Hey, swell is awesome dude! *does thumbs up pose*

      • SofiaT

        I never said otherwise!
        I’m a Superman girl after all, through and through. 🙂

        http://www.supermanhomepage.com/other/other.php?topic=swell

        • John

          I’ve always been a Batman fan personally. I’ve always been a sucker for a moody guy in tight spandex 😛

        • It seems like that you appreciate your men both “extra good” AND “extra bad.” That seems like a reasonably broad range to choose from.

          Well planned, I say!

          • SofiaT

            Actually, I like my heroes to be extra good and my villains to be extra complex and intriguing.

            I guess it’s why I was never big on Batman. I’d like him better as an anti-hero or anti-villain, as a hero he just makes me uncomfortable.

          • That makes sense to me. 🙂

  • Bwahaha.. so I did a little research on the image I linked a handfull of comments below, the one who looks like a real life Kyle, and I now found a name: Matt Waters.

    Google image search was my friend this time 🙂 He’s a model with a mixed origin – Italian, Czech, Irish and Welsh.. Ooh what a mix xD
    He’s actually done a whole photo session where he has that flame red hair, but the image I linked is still the one of them reminding me about Kyle the most.

    What made me laugh out loud is this little article I found about him that mentions the photo series. Look at what it’s called: http://www.underwearexpert.com/2013/04/matt-waters-is-red-hot/
    This is just to perfect 😀

    • Sapfo

      Looks like you been using your time well 😀

    • John

      OHMIGOD! I want him! It’s my birthday soon pleeeeeeease!

      OK, It’s not my birthday soon but I’ll happily accept unbirthday presents!

    • That title is… uncanny.

    • SofiaT

      Red Hot indeed!
      That guy would be great cosplaying Kyle.

    • Frater Gymnos

      Damn! That IS Kyle!!!

  • John

    I’ve seen, a couple of times now, suggestions/requests of things that should be in the store I wonder; how popular (and feasible) would it be for a poll every, say, month, of things Alex thinks he could put in the store for us to pick from.

    Something like
    Gym scene
    Wilderness training
    Downtime (everyone just ‘doing their thing’ in the ‘lounge’ or whatever)
    Panoramic window view

    I know I’d buy any of those when I could. But then it’s EVEN MORE work on an already-hard-working team.

  • Saxon_Brenton

    YP fandom loves the smell of Dings in the morning. (And it *is* morning here in Sydney).

    • SofiaT

      Gidday, Saxon!

      • Saxon_Brenton

        Gleepings, Sofia. I hope you are having a gidday as well.
        Further thought on Dings: I just checked to make sure I wasn’t misremembering, but yes, this seems to be the first time we’ve managed to bank *five* bonus pages, however briefly. Ahh, warm fuzzies indeed.

  • Wow. Thank you to everyone who keeps making things DING! It’s such a pleasure knowing we have two pages a day coming for a good while to come. It just makes the world a better place. Awesomeness abounds. Thank YEW!

  • silibub

    I was looking over the last few pages, and I felt this rush of appreciation for Adam and Vero because they’ve done such a good job of making this scene visually interesting. It’s so hard to make characters standing around talking into something dynamic (no matter how interesting the conversation is!), but the angles and colors create a great sense of atmosphere throughout this scene, and I know that takes a hell of a lot of skill. Kudos!

    • Wow. So true. The skill shines through in the dialog and the visuals. I’m never bored or taking it for granted.

      And that’s NOT just because of the cute gay super hero! Ha.

  • Holly

    I OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCE THE CAMPING HAS BEGUN! *sets up picnic tables full of sweets and snacks, with carafes, pitchers, and teapots full of drinks* Let’s all settle in for new page time! They are almost out the door, will we see MITCH?!

    I for one need this. :/

    • silibub

      I want to hop into the page just to push them all out the door! I’m in adorable Mitch withdrawal.

      • Exactly…..WE WANT MITCH!!!!

        • Really? You do? LOL. Golly, I had no clue. xoxoxoxox

        • Holly

          I have having an issue with teenage boys IRL…

          • Well, they are usually better on paper than IRL. ^_^

          • Oh for sure. it’s disturbing when they don’t know even the most basic classic music. Hello? BEATLES? Justin Beib…. who?

          • Thank you for not finishing that name. ^_^ Oh, and I almost had the original list of yaoi up on my LJ, but it didn’t post and I didn’t copy the post before fixing the problem, so now I have to re-type a lot of stuff before I can post it up. 🙁

          • Sympathies. I try so hard to save long posts before trying to post, because losing them makes me want to STAB… stabity stab stab… LOL.

          • Librarican

            I listened to one teen describe to another teen how Justin Timberlake used to be in “some singing group” before becoming an actor, and she was just blown away because she didn’t know he could sing until his newest cd came out last year. I just shook my head.

          • …..but wasn’t Timberlake and N’SYNC all the rage just the other day? I could’ve swore….

          • Holly

            No seriously like I keep meeting guy between the ages of 16 and 19 and they are attractive and that BOTHERS me.

          • OH……THAT problem…..yeah, I know THAT problem very well

          • Holly

            how old are you Doki?

          • 30

          • THAT problem never goes away, except the older you get… the younger they look…

          • …yeah

          • silibub

            I’m glad I’ve always been attracted to older women, because now I’m at the point where I see teenagers and they look like children to me. Awkward.

          • Exactly!

          • Very much exactly

          • Holly

            Honestly they looked to be 20something, they just turned out to be in their late teens.

          • Oh yeah, hate it when that happens.

          • Holly

            Like my friend’s younger brother is 16. And handsome. And has a tenor singing voice, and dresses impeccably. *sigh*

            Another friend said that one day when I’m in my 30s I’ll meet a like 25 year old guy and we will fall madly in love. And the answer to the question “where have you been all my life?” Will be “Non existent.” 😛

          • Well better a 5-14 year difference than a 40-60 year difference?

          • Holly

            It just confuses me that if I find out someone is 18 I get weirded out, but if someone is 35 I am not weirded out. I mean the younger one is closer to my age…

          • silibub

            Well, I guess both involve a gap in life experience, but maybe you’re at an age where it strikes you as odd that suddenly you’re the more experienced one instead of the other way around?

          • Holly

            I dunno maybe. Or maybe it’s just that I remember my little cousins being babies and they are 18 now. And I have friends in their 40s and 60s so mid thirties doesn’t seem that old.

          • silibub

            That makes sense, too!

          • That will do it.

          • Steven K.

            Lucky Doki and Holly. Doesn’t sound like a problem to me.

          • Steven K.

            Well, please tell me your secret – oh, and if they happen to be gay (or even bi) and INTO OLDER MEN, please send them my way.

      • Steven K.

        You are not he only one – Kyle usually makes up for it, but I’m worried about our even younger though just-as-adorably-coiffed hero.

    • Jamie Dutton

      I went a bit savory tonight and made blue cheese sliders/mini burgers…sooo good!

      • Holly

        GOD I WANT TO GO TO FLIP BURGER but i have no money. 🙁

        • I’ve got pepperoni pizza in my head…

          *HAND MOVING TO PHONE!!!!!*

          • Holly

            PIZZA ^_^

          • Jamie Dutton

            Mmmm, pizza! So Chris your honey doesn’t mind the camping?

          • Not too much. He get’s the remote (all power to he who has the remote) and he get’s to laugh at my geekatude. LOL. It’s all good.

          • Jamie Dutton

            Lol, he sounds awesome!
            *waves hello*

          • silibub

            Is it bad that objecting to my page-camping would be a dealbreaker for me…?

          • Of course not!!! That’s the sign of “NO SECOND DATE!” right there!

          • silibub

            Good to know my priorities are in line! Granted, I’m deeply suspicious of anyone who acts dismissive or even jealous of the stuff their partner enjoys.

    • I hear you. It was a rough day. Emo-hard. I’m so glad it’s TYP on the way! HA! COMING TO SAVE THE DAY!!!!

      • Jamie Dutton

        Aww, tough day? *hugs Chris and Holly*
        I’m in a good mood, myself. It finally started warming up here in Oklahoma. Kind of sad when 40 feels like the middle of summer.

        • Thanks… yeah I had to go and be civil to work people who have done me wrong in the past. In my head it was a holocaust of KILL BILL with heads being lopped of by my razor sharp swords.

          But, I managed to be professional… ARG!

          • Sapfo

            Just like the middle school reunion I will never go to of my own free will. (But then I don’t have to meet thouse people if I don’t want to, so No fake smiling for me)
            Forgive and forget….well maybe not. I’m not mother Theresa.

          • Yeah, I can be professional, but the KUNG FU HUSTLE in my head is my own business. LOL.

          • silibub

            Gaaaah, that’s hard to do! But props to you for keeping your cool.

          • Jamie Dutton

            Did it include the soundtrack? Glad you got through it without any actual carnage, Chris.

            Reminds me of what I do when I have a bad day and walk to the store. I pretend I’m scavenging in post-apocalyptic Tokyo (cause who wants to scavenge in P.A. Oklahoma?) Always makes me feel better somehow.

        • Holly

          Yes Jamie. tis a long tale, I will spare you for now. *cuddles back*

      • Holly

        mmm yes. I am just in a giant mess of stuff i need to get done and everyone either being shocked at how close the deadlines are, or telling me I have plenty of time because who gives a care if the deadline for something is in two weeks when the thing itself isn’t for 8 months.

        I JUST WANT PRETTY ART AND STORY!

        • Jamie Dutton

          It’s all good, Holly. Just think Alex will have the page up soon! Come have some tea. Tea makes most things better 🙂

          • Holly

            *sips tea huffily*

  • Mary Klemzak

    Hey Campers! Does anyone else want a reassuring hug from, like, everyone??

    • Holly

      YES

  • silibub

    I’m happy that Fluke and Spooky are being so supportive and proactive about this whole situation, but will someone please just hug Kyle? Soon?! *shakes laptop*

    • Steven K.

      Hopefully Mitch will give him a great big one when he sees him.

  • davefragments

    It getting near time to see what might be the answer to the very dramatic statement from Spooky: “there’s no chance any f us will like what has to happen for them to get there.” That’s page 23’s big hook to page 24.

  • Sapfo

    Should sleep for one more hour. But it is Camping-day, so sleep and I are not getting along.

    • Sleep little virgin hunter… no one will mind. 🙂

      • Sapfo

        I sleep better with virgin in my bed. it relaxes me.

        • Steven K.

          Yeah – I’d rather have a virgin in my bed too – they are safer to be with.

    • Camping day is all important.

      • Sapfo

        But I dont have to be at work until later….

        • So this is a good thing?

          • Sapfo

            Yes for the camping. No for the not sleeping when I really do need it.

          • Hmmmm…. Need to find a solution for this problem

          • Sapfo

            There are some, but I will not take them yet. But soon, oh so very soon

          • Holly

            The solution is to get more sleep. *tucks sapfo back in bed.*

          • Sapfo

            Yes, you are right, I do need a shower to wake up. Thank you Holly.
            AJ, I need you coffee! I am about to camp! @-@

          • Holly

            make sure it is good and strong. and take some before the shower so you don’t slip.

          • Passes Sapfo a big mug of coffee!

          • Sapfo

            Thank you AJ!
            I have coffee, I had my shower. I only need a good camping and a Virgin and then it will be a perfect day. “-”

            Edit: And I got my Skyr.

          • Yay!

          • Holly

            sadly you will not get the last thing on your perfect day list. :/

          • Sapfo

            I will not get my Skyr? o.O
            But why? It´s right next to me

          • Holly

            You said Virgin last.

          • Sapfo

            I dont know what you mean. <..>

          • Holly

            HOORAY Sapfo forgot what a virgin is!

          • Sapfo

            *sapfo hids in a cornor and wait, and wait….and wait…*

          • Holly

            *holly moves armoire in front of corner* ah that looks much nicer!

          • Sapfo

            lol
            *sapfo puch the armoire over so it falls on some kind of android*
            Much better.

          • Holly

            YOU BROKE TWO MIRRORS! FOURTEEN YEARS BACK LUCK!

          • Sapfo

            No the Androied they fell on broke them 😉

          • Holly

            …. NO COOKIES FOR YOU! *runs off with the sweets*

          • Sapfo

            But my cookies! ;-;
            all alone ;-;
            Oh so alone

          • *passes cookie tin*

          • Holly

            AJ, she pushed heavy furniture on top of me. Don’t give her cookies… *pouts*

          • Sapfo

            I was just moving them. Inocent here until I do it again.

          • Did it hurt?

          • Holly

            …hurt?

          • When the furniture fell on you?

          • Holly

            It hurt my feelings…

          • *passes muffins*

          • Sapfo

            AJ, you are to kind 🙂

          • I try… 😀

          • Holly

            *nibbles* okay..

          • Sapfo

            Thank you AJ. You are a tru….AJ o.O
            Thank you! ^_^

          • There is no other like me for certain!!

      • Holly

        All hail camping day?

        • Oh yes… There is nothing before and nothing after.

          • Holly

            Well technically the comic is after. It is no longer camping day when the page is up…

          • True. But still!

          • Holly

            Forget your troubles, come get camping. Gonna chase all your blues away. Say Hallelujah come on get camping, getting ready for the Comic Day!

          • 😀

    • Hey Sapfo!!

      • Sapfo

        Hallo Doki

        • How are you doing?

          • Sapfo

            All is well, and the time is 04:36

          • So early…..I am going to bed at that time usually. ^_^

            3-5 am is when Doki goes to sleep.

          • Sapfo

            Oh my. If I did that, it would mean no sleep befor work

          • Holly

            Speaking of sleep before work, you should go back to bed for a bit. *pats sapfo and gives her a comfort toy for sleeping*

          • Sapfo

            *hug Georg*
            You two are to sweet. ^_^

          • Holly

            Thank you. You are sweet too.

          • ……You know Sapfo, I think I am the only one ever happy to see you

          • Holly

            I LOVE SAPFO! I just don’t want her tired at work… 🙁

          • LOL…….and you have no other motives for tucking her back into bed?

          • Holly

            I had a BAD DAY/WEEK/MOTH/YEARSOFAR/12MONTHS I deserve a virgin. *pouts*

          • *hugs* Awww I love you, does that make you feel better?

          • Holly

            *grumbles* yes

            It’s just really frustrating. I feel like i’m doing everything on my own and making no progress, and no one is helping. Even though some of this stuff does involve other people.

          • *bug hugs* But you know we are always here for you, right?

    • Holly

      yes get more sleep. You need it. *plays lullabies*

      • Sapfo

        Ah Holly! I trust the Holly. You are right. Go to sleep. Holly. The bed is so good. Mmm dreams.

        • Holly

          Yes. Sleep is good ^^

          I will go to sleep at about 1am.

  • Librarican

    Can someone please share with me if/how I can jump to replies to my posts without scrolling through all of the comments? I see the red ghostwriter dot, and I open it, but all I am able to do so far is access either the page the comment was made or the profile of the commenter. Help for the newbie?

    • Holly

      If you click the comment it will take you to the page. LET THE PAGE LOAD. Then it will take you to the comment itself ^_^

      • Librarican

        Thanks. I think it is just discuss being temperamental with me. I can’t access my dashboard either. Did you have other questions Holly about Library Technicians?

        • Holly

          naw I decided to apply for Tourism instead XP

          • Librarican

            Was that one of the original options?

          • Holly

            No originally it was Library Tech and Radio/TV Arts. The college i’m applying to lets you apply to two courses on your application. So I’m still applying to Radio Arts just now with Tourism instead of library tech.

  • Holly

    Ugh i need to go the the bathroom but I don’t want to not get the virgin. This is like a battle of wills.

    • Librarican

      Sending watery thoughts your way 🙂
      Waterfalls
      Rivers
      Elephants taking a bath with their trunks
      Tsunami and Kyle…. Wait, nevermind.

      • Holly

        So you want DW or Sapfo to get the virgin?!

        • Librarican

          No, of course not, but better now then when it gets closer to the posting time.

          • Holly

            naw I’m okay.

        • Librarican

          Plus, I thought you were sending Sapho back to lullaby land, so all we have to worry about is DW.

          • Holly

            nope sapfo just had a shower and coffee she is up for the day :/

  • Hi everyone, time for camping 🙂
    A new ding-ding moment. What an awesome thing to get online to.

    • Holly

      Hi DW! How are you? *hugs*

      • I just made an edit to my comment. I have a cold and today I think I have to cave in and stay home. So not feeling fit for fight. Damn timing with the cold. I’m going to a wedding/baptism on saturday. No way am I staying home 🙁

    • Morning Danish.

    • Holly

      SAPFO HAS THE ADVANTAGE!? How do you forget me! *runs away in melodramatic tears*

      • You, fight for that V! 🙂 I sure think you got a better shot that me today.

        • Holly

          *hugs DW* My rage will bring me the virgin!

          ….wow that sounds wrong.

    • Hello Danish sweetie!

  • Holly

    HEY EVERYONE! It’s like 6 months away but my birthday is on a WEDNESDAY THIS YEAR! YAY

    • Librarican

      Oh, so is mine! I wonder if we are the same?

      • Holly

        When is your birthday?!

        • Librarican

          July

          • Holly

            July is not six months away from February. O_o

          • I am in July too! But mine is on a Friday

          • Mine is in August and on a Friday.

          • Holly

            MINE IS IN AUGUST!!!!

          • Which is 6 months away 😀

          • Holly

            EXACTLY ^_^

          • silibub

            Are you a Virgo? Because that would make your virgin-hunting so hilariously appropriate.

          • Holly

            Yes I am! Now try to guess the day! If you look at a calendar you will see there are only a few options. If you get it in two you get a prize. If you get it in one i give you…A BETTER PRIZE

          • silibub

            August 27?

          • Holly

            HOORAY…

            I do not have a prize. I lied.

          • silibub

            Your presence is the prize~

          • Holly

            HOORAY wanna know something funny about my birthday?!

          • silibub

            Tell me!

          • Holly

            My mom’s birthday is March 27 and my dad’ is August 10. HAHAH

          • silibub

            So much similarity! My mom’s birthday is two days before mine. Imagine being nine months pregnant on your birthday…yeesh.

          • Holly

            My cousins, who are sisters, are have the same birthday but they were born different years. O_O

          • silibub

            That’s so trippy! And that was either convenient for their parents or a pain, I guess.

          • Holly

            mmm yeah.

          • DC

            I put my mum in hospital for Christmas because I arrived a few days before Xmas

          • silibub

            Oh no! Haha!

          • Holly

            O_o

            ….

            OH WITH LABOUR!?

    • Sapfo

      Happy non birthday! ^_^

  • Tina

    *coughs* I’m siiiiick…. *obvious sympathy comment is obvious* hai guys

    • *Hands tissue* feel better!

      • Tina

        thaaanks. When’s the new page expected?

        • I wish I knew. I haven’t heard if it was going to be late so it should be the usual time between now and then. 😀

    • Holly

      *throws GET BETTER basket of tea, citrus, and medicine at Tina* TWO KINDS OF TISSUES!

      • Tina

        *tries to catch but coughs at last second causing everything to go flying over head and into wall* dammit

        • Holly

          *uses gravity gun to catch the basket and float it back gently in front of tina* feel better

    • Aww.. I’ll sympathy cough with you. Hope you feel better soon.

      • Tina

        Danke, danke. Oh and there’s another major snow storm about to hit us. Not looking forward to that at all.

        • *hiss* It better not reach all the way up to me, but I do think we’re supposed to get some snow/sleet here too in the next days.

          • Sapfo

            Just so you know. I did not order that snow >_<

          • Holly

            Funny thing about snow. The play i’m in has rehearsals on Wednesday, but the past THREE weeks the school has closed due to storm conditions so we couldn’t rehearse. HAHA. I barely know my lines.

          • Sapfo

            That is….”LINE”….bad!

          • Holly

            the play is all monologues to the audience so it’s hard to learn. Plus, barely any rehearsal.

          • Sapfo

            I do wish you a broken leg then!

          • Holly

            …You said that wrong and now i’m worried the universe will take you literally…

          • Sapfo

            Darn!
            But then I am a Swed and the univers knows that we sometimes mean the right thing even if we says the wrong. Univers will understands.

          • Holly

            Good I am happy the universe understands Swedish People. XP

          • Yes, Holly I promise the universe will translate. It speaks every language. You can memorize so that even with little rehearsal you will know what to do if anyone looses their way. You’ll be great. I know it.

          • Holly

            Your positivity is magnificent Chris. And i must say I need it. I have had a week of rejection and neighsayers. I need some positivity.

          • Oh I have neighsayers… yes I do. Remember they have NO POWER nothing to give and only take away from us. They deserve nothing from us! Give them NO thought. You are in control (even when it doesn’t feel that way).

          • Holly

            YOU ARE THE BEST! I want like a motivational speech podcast of you!

    • Jamie Dutton

      Awww, feel better soon, Tina!
      *sets down a pot of hot green tea with honey*

  • Sapfo

    Where is @chrisdangerfield:disqus, I know he was here. Is he virign hunting already? <..>

    • Holly

      Technically I am too

      • Sapfo

        Yes, you are, but he have not talked in some time now. that makes me think he gone into hunting mood. Or fallen asleep.

        • Or distracted by his sexy husband. ^_^

          • Holly

            damn chris and his sexy hubby. 😛

          • Yeah, I wish I had his…I mean A sexy husband.

          • Holly

            Good Doki. “A” is good “His” is bad. *gives brownie*

          • Both would be best ^_^

          • and by both I meant Chris AND his husband. ^_^

          • Holly

            You want @chrisdangerfield:disqus and his hubby all to yourself?!

          • ……..yes?

          • Doki is wise and hedges her bets in case ChrisD is really annoying (no, no one has ever suggested such a heinous thing), but then she has a fall back.

            She doesn’t realize that when she least expects it the perfect guys will wander by… and she’ll think why is he bothering with me (I thought that) and then you spend a bunch of time together and suddenly … BAM… there you are.

            It will happen! I have faith.

          • Holly

            Awe that is so sweet ^_^

          • S’truth. I had a VERY bad patch before meeting the snoring husband and thought I’d never fall in love again (don’t sing the song). We met and had a wonderful time but I wasn’t so good (I was a dick). He just hung out and we spent all our time together and two months in (with no pressure) he said, “We’re not dating anymore… are we?” and I thought about it and I realized we were NOT. It was a bon-fide relationship.

            Together ever since. For sure guardian angel time. Now that I write this… I think I need to make it a story. LOL

          • Holly

            See I have no doubt I will meet someone wonderful one day. My only issue is that I have never even remotely been in love before. And I am super worried I will confused Love for infatuation. Or worse I will fall in love, real love, but with nothing to compare it to (not being in love) I will be confused the whole time.

            I have never ever been in a relationship, hell i have never been on a second date. So I don’t know what it’s like to be with someone I don’t love. So if HE just comes and I have no basis for comparision. I will be like “WHAT IS LOVE?!” (I also didn’t sing.)

          • Everything you say is even more true for a gay boy. Look at Kyle. That’s why I reacted to hard to his betrayal. We have not real dating experience. We don’t even know if our affections will be returned or get us beat up? So you are not unique. The only way is to “LET IT HAPPEN” and trust your instincts whether if it’s right or not for you. Trust me I went through my lemons. I’m sure in the early years I was a lemon of a date… but we learn. Experience is experience.

            That said, it’s never easy and always takes thought and heart.

          • Holly

            GOD YOU ARE THE BEST! Seriously, write a book! I would buy the HELL out of it.

            Also that reminds me of the funniest story.

          • I will actually probably be surprised if I have a relationship that lasts longer than 6 months. That is about how long mine run.

          • Holly

            Half a year? That’s decent…What stops you from getting over that hurdle?

          • It goes from romantic love to, “I can only see you as a friend” love on my end.

          • Holly

            Yeah I dunno. I worry if I ever did start dating, I would engage my social anxiety quirk on the person I’m dating. My armor is strong!

          • See that’s funny because it sounds gay. Most men are lucky if they can last a weekend. then a week. then a month….

          • Well, I have been thinking I might be a gay guy trapped in a girls body. ^_^

          • Holly

            I AM GENDERFLUID! But I only like boys. And my a girl once asked “Is the man inside you gay?” and everyone laughed forever.

          • Jamie Dutton

            Wuv, twoo wuv will find you and fowwow you forever… 🙂

          • Holly

            GOD I LOVE THAT MOVIE!

          • Hmmmm, I don’t think an of age Mitch and Kyle/Spooky are likely to wander by me anytime soon. 😛

          • Steven K.

            Again, I know how you feel. But the consolation is more likely you than me.

          • Wrong attitude. Besides, I DO thing they will so that cancels out your bad attitude. HA!

          • …..*bows head and kicks the floor* I was only half teasing…..

          • I understand. Belief is a habit we have to teach ourselves. You CAN do it.

          • Oh speaking of my trio, I might be writing a little mini fanfic about them a bit like stickfigurefairytales. ^_^

          • Holly

            OH DID YOU NOW?!

          • I said might…..

          • Holly

            might is nice. ^_^

          • Erm… YES to that! LOL.

          • Actually picture me saying that in the shy and embarrassed pose. ^_^ Kind of scared at the reaction to that statement. ^_^

          • Holly

            Doki: WANTS ALL THE SEXY HUSBANDS!

          • Steven K.

            You and me both, hon.

    • He had a long tiring day.

      • Sapfo

        Oh poor Chris. I get the virgin for him then 😉

        • I’m sure he appreciates it. 😀

        • Holly

          YOU WILL NOT!

          • Holly can I down vote Sapfo for being a greedy virgin hunter?

          • Holly

            Hi Chris! How are you?

          • I should not complain. Today was just an emo-challenge. Those days when you have to be professionally nice to people who have treated you badly and deserve a KILL BILL samurai sword to the head moment…. BUT NO. You smile and play nice.

          • …And cuss them out in your head while doing so.

          • Yep… you both understand fully!

          • Holly

            Just file everything under ID:10+

          • Holly

            Perfect Smile and nods of agreement while you imagine their decapitation and defenestration.

    • Nope. Back. Man was angel and cooked and I had to eat. Was hard day and he was being nice to me. But I’m hear, tired and a little bleary but here. 🙂

      • What did he fix for you?

        • Pork chops, salad and rice. Was gooooood.

          • Sounds yummy. ^_^

          • It was especially nom nom because I know he was tired too and just being super nice to me. I’m cleaning in the morning and I’ll figure out something good for tomorrow. You can’t take it for granted.

          • Holly

            What are you two going to do for FRIDAY?!

          • GO OUT TO EAT!!!! LOL.

          • Sapfo

            Date night ^_^

          • Holly

            Steak? Italian? Sushi? Undecided?

          • Did you make reservations?

          • Sapfo

            And so began the questioning of Chris.
            What did you do that night?
            Are you sure you did that? ^_~

          • Holly

            It is not Friday yet? How can you ask what he DID? it’s what he’s going to do.

            Also will there be heart shaped stuff?!

          • Well I suppose there are sexual positions that look like a heart… but I never really thought about it. 🙂

          • Holly

            There are chocolate molds you can get for a specific part of your anatomy. Just remember that.

          • davefragments

            You can buy whole boxes of chocolates made in the shapes of private parts. I think it’s rather revolting but then, I’m allergic to chocolate.

          • He is such a sweetie, you are so lucky!

          • And my bf made me crunchy pork chops, salad and corn. Hmmmm…

          • Sapfo

            Oh, you two are making me hungry 😉

          • Holly

            Ugh now i want REAL food but I don’t want to be cooking this late. *sighs*

          • Well in PST I ate before 7pm so I think I’m all good.

          • Holly

            Yeah see im in AST

          • got it… that’s 4 hours later? so it’s late for to big a meal….

          • Holly

            mmm yes

          • but you’re young so your stomach will be great no matter what you do. right?

          • Holly

            I dunno. I don’t have a gallbladder.

          • And here I made boring bread for myself last night -_-

            You two are making my stomach growl. I’d LOVE a good pork chop.

          • Holly

            I had a sandwich and then cookies dipped in nutella. and now I want to make Risotto…

          • And what’s wrong with that?

          • Holly

            With making risotto at 1am or having a sandwich for supper?

          • either

          • Holly

            It was all i ate yesterday, and I dunno. I don’t want to stop camping. I guess Middle of the NIght Risotto wouldn’t be so bad

          • Good man! It was that kinda night.

      • Sapfo

        Sweet snoring husband can do other things then looking good then 😉
        That´s good. We need loved ones how can take care of us sometimes, so we can return the favor.

        (thank you mom for the flowers)

      • Holly

        What was cooked?!

  • jreed3842

    I’m pretty late to the camping session…. But I’m here! 😀 How is everyone?!

    • Holly

      HI JREED!!!

      • jreed3842

        Hello, Holly! 😀

        • Holly

          How be thee?

          • jreed3842

            Kinda of annoyed now! For some reason, my computer is being a piece of crap… It took me forever just to respond your question!
            But, other than that… I’m great!

          • Holly

            well that is shitty.

          • I think Disqus has issues for some today. Mine is slower than usual as well.

          • Holly

            Mine kept not posting Chris posts… But I got the e-mails about them.

          • Me too. They’re changing all sorts of Disqus software. Dashboard is different and other stuff too….

  • silibub

    Hm, I was going to wait until the page went up to shower, but I feel so gross I’ll just do it now. Does it count as taking one for the team if I wasn’t in the virgin hunt to begin with? Haha!

    • Holly

      Just have a nice shower and relax. ^_^

      • silibub

        Oh, wow, it didn’t work? Well, at least I’m clean now.

        • Holly

          hooray clean!

          • silibub

            *wafts fresh shampoo smell in your direction* Yes! Nicked myself shaving, though — pesky ankle cuts bleed like no tomorrow…

          • Holly

            I started using shave gel again in december because intuition was too expensive. I found I knick myself less. but I have weird scent memories from being a teenager.

          • silibub

            It’s weird how smells can have such powerful memories associated with them.

          • That is so true about smell. Fields of dry grass in summer will make me miss my grandmother so much and she is long gone. Smells….

          • Holly

            I CRIED at the smell of hay when we did the Wizard of Oz when I was 16 because I missed my grandfather who had died 10 years earlier. Being at his hOUSE did not bring up that level of emotion.

  • Just a fun fact, but this camping has already generated over 100 comments. ^_^

    • Holly

      WOOO GOOD CAMP!

    • Jamie Dutton

      Love and food seem to be the main topics

    • I think it is safe to day we have hit the 200 mark in this camping.

    • I know last page I passed 4k and didn’t even know it.

  • Sapfo

    I want some Mitch on next page. And a flying car. And some ninja pigs -_-

    • Ninja pigs!!

      • Holly

        NINJA PIGGIES!!!!

        • Flying Robot Ninja Pigs!!!

          • Holly

            FROM DIMENSION Q!!!

          • No they’re robots not androids… you can’t have everything. Just most things.

          • Sapfo

            But I can get everything I want, Right?

          • You always do. right?

          • Holly

            I’m not from Dimension Q. I was made by the people who made Wolverine.

          • Condolences… that looked painful … even though he was hot in his white underwater undies.

          • Holly

            I’m an android. I don’t feel pain. Plus I wasn’t part of the Weapon X thing I was just made in the same facilities ^_^

          • Even better. 🙂

          • Nothing better

      • Yes! You are a mod. Talk to Alex and deliver us Ninja Pigs. NOW!!!!!!

        • Shhhhh

          • Oh darn… now I don’t remember it was either AJ or Sofia I think.

          • SofiaT

            It was Alex. No way am I going back to find you a link though. 😛

          • Lazy Mod. 😛

        • I thought Alex was the one who originally brought them up?

        • Sapfo is trying to distract me by asking me to make a long analyzing comment now xD

          • Sapfo

            I was not distracting you. I really want a deep analysing thing from you. ^_^
            I would never trick you ¤_¤

          • but of course… and I have some river front property in Peru that I’d like to sell you. 😀

          • Sapfo

            Yay!
            But plane tickets cost to much -_-

          • Holly

            … Do they have Loki in sweden?

          • Don’t tell Sofia, she’ll go traveling again.

          • Sapfo

            Where is Sofia?
            The page comes with Sofia?

          • Holly

            You know the rules of sofia when she awakens the page will come. so no sophia yet

          • Wow… that’s so… Disney.

          • Holly

            My friend once told me that i’m “no the princess type”

          • I’m sure only a very serious issue could keep Sofia from her Duncan. 🙂

          • SofiaT

            But… But… Where is Duncan? :'(

          • Out with Mitch… or is that just too creepy?

          • Steven K.

            Way too creepy. It was bad enough with Kyle – now you want to subject underage and possibly even more naive Mitch to that crapnasty bugger?

          • Holly

            It’s okay I’ll protect Mitch! *evil smile*

          • Me too *eviler smile*

          • Holly

            Doki and i are protecting Mitch from each other. I does not end well.

          • I am laughing so hard over that. ^_^

          • Holly

            HOORAY.

          • Spooky and Chris just watching bemusedly from the sidelines drinking mohitos….

          • Well you know I agree. I’m just being stinky and provacative. LOL.

          • SofiaT

            I’m here 😛
            But I think that only worked when I was in a different timezone and had to wake up for the new page to be posted. :0/

          • Holly

            OUR PROPHET HAS FAILED US!

          • Sapfo

            You have to get back to to Euro time then 😉

          • Sapfo

            Yes!
            But he is also from Denmark and Norway.

          • HA!

          • You are wise to Sapfo’s sneaky ways…. she’s supposed to be napping and pushing the snooze button.

    • Jamie Dutton

      Time traveling cat space pirates, ftw!

  • Elizabeth

    Back from a winning basketball game & ready to camp!

    Hey y’all! : D

  • Holly

    OH MY JELLYBEANS! I forgot to tell you all. So I was on the SPCA website for my province looking at dogs and I decided to look at the dogs in other provinces. There is a dog in Alberta up for adoption WITH MY DAD’S NAME!!!! Like my dad’s first and middle name. It was so weird.

  • silibub

    Can Spooky take a minute to come heal this stupid cut on my ankle? It keeps…bleeding… >:/

    • Holly

      Maybe don’t rub blades along your skin? 😛

    • Tea tree oil?

      • silibub

        I didn’t know that was a thing for cuts!

        • Sure. It’s got all sort of healing properties. Though it can be harsh on the skin. I can really only use it once before I get a rash, but I’m sensitive that way. But it does work pretty well.

          • Do we have to call you Doctor Admiral now or just “Bones” LOL

          • Nope.

            Of course I had once thought to be an animal doctor

    • I just texted him… I think he’s looking up your dimensional coordinates. But can’t Sircea stop by just as easily?

      • silibub

        Oh, I don’t know, she’s kind of in the middle of summoning a hell king last I checked! (Totally ignoring my texts, too. *sigh*)

        • Doctors… always busy when you need them. Hell King my butt………

          • silibub

            Nooo joke. I’m like, “Ok, first of all, I don’t even approve of this whole stupid demon scheme, and now you’re just going to let me languish in my injured state while you chart ley lines or whatever the frak opening a hell portal entails? COME ON.”

          • Super hero fantasy is just so unfair!

      • Holly

        Don’t take Sircea she will just make it bleed MORE

  • Sapfo

    This is not good, I got up and forgot to take my pain meds.
    Now cramps! >_<

    • Holly

      OH NO :O

    • Awwww hunny!! *hugs*

      • silibub

        I didn’t know you had a tumblr!

        • I’m still learning, but I’m getting there.

          Edit: It’s in it’s baby phase.

          • silibub

            Next time I log in I’ll follow you, bahahaha~

          • Wise!

          • Sapfo

            So am I. Got no Tumblr. But I did Skyp with Danish some days ago. She took my virinity 😉

          • Danish is hiding trying to get the new page…. you just know it.

        • Ta Da! It’s kinda in it’s infancy, but I’ll get there.

      • Holly

        I LOVE THAT POST! It was one of my favorite things to reblog. AND NOW I HAVE YOUR TUMBLR URL

        • Hey! I thought I was the only one internet stalking Chris!

          • Holly

            *shrugs*

          • Gee and I thought I was stalking all of you. Ahahahahaha….

          • Eh, if you were doing that you would be following me on twitter already

          • AM I Not??? I thought I was. Well well fix that. See, I’m still learning. Twitter especially.

          • I still have no idea what I am doing really…..I mainly got a twitter so I would not miss out on Hamlet Live Streaming

          • I just caught up with all of Star fighter… woah… now I understand why you all like it so. It’s much more male than a lot of the others.

          • Sapfo

            And they are so cute and the story is…Hot! ¤_¤

          • Holly

            Always Follow Back on Tumblr! Rule 1!

          • I am being followed by Chris on twitter. ^_^

          • Yes. You. Are.

          • Holly

            I had a girl in university accuse me of “reverse stalking” because no matter where she showed up, I WAS ALREADY THERE.

            Obviously this was a coincidence. >_>

          • Precognitive Stalking…. I like it? Sort of like on-line Minority Report. LOL.

          • Holly

            No this happened IRL. She would show up to different parts of campus and find me there. Again, Coincidence. <_<

          • I still like my theory that your psychic subconscious was making it happen unless she was a weenie and you don’t like her….

          • Holly

            haha no she was cool.

        • I know. I read it three times in amazement. Girl CAN WRITE!

      • Sapfo

        Yes, yes and Yes!!!
        Now it will be 30-40 min before they do their job 🙁

        • *hugs in sympathy*

          • Sapfo

            Oooh, thank you! Do this mean I get the V?

          • NOT YET………….

          • Holly

            NO FOR I AM CRUEL AND WITHOUT SYMPATHY!!!

            XP

          • Sapfo

            *inplant empathy chip*

          • Holly

            You don’t have the protocol codes to get into my motherboard.

          • Sapfo

            Lady Spock can and will do so anyway. It´s only logical thing to do

          • Holly

            But as I was saying to Doki earlier
            I had a Bad day/week/month/yearsofar/twelvemonths. I need a virgin to cheer me up!

          • Sapfo

            Can´t be helped. Sorry Holly! I need this V also. So lets hunt ^_^

          • Holly

            Alright!

          • You go girl…. get that virgin!

          • Well, I’ve had to run for the bathroom twice during this camping. Again just now. It’s someone elses turn to risk one for the team 😉

          • Holly

            I already did my bathroom run a minute ago!

          • See it’s always like that… then you stub your toe and fall on the keyboard while stickfigures is giving great shower porn and voila… virgin for Danish…. Humph.

          • But I didn’t get the virgin when there was shower porn. I was way too distracted xD

          • Holly

            Someday I will have my own Ginger that I can watch shower! But there will be no Virgin. haha

          • I like THAT attitude!

    • My sympathy.

  • Holly

    Can you wonderful people do me a favour? The flat I want is currently unoccupied so the owner wants to fill it ASAP. I, however, do not need a flat until April. Could you send out positive energy so that no one steals my flat?

    • Done and set on “repeat”.

    • silibub

      Fo sho’!

    • done

    • Jamie Dutton

      Sure thing, holly. Positive energy generator coming online as I type this.

    • WarGoddess

      So much positive energy is leaking out of me at the moment, I’m vomiting rainbows and glitter.

      • Rainbow diarrhea you go girl! Give you construction paper and a glue gun and i’m afraid.

        • Sapfo

          I think someone needs a nurse. And a big needle. Muahahaha! ^_^

    • stickfigurefairytales

      Will do my best!

  • Sapfo

    Lol
    I have feeling this is a V hunting camping tonight/day. Everyone is trying to distract the others with anything 😉

    • At least Sticky isn’t here with her evil (read damn sexy) shower stories.

      • stickfigurefairytales

        Ha ha, I am here now!

    • silibub

      When people start linking to pictures of taut butts, you’ll know it’s serious.

    • Holly

      I’m not trying to distract I just really want positive energy to get the flat I want!

      • Sapfo

        FLAT! I belive in flat! Clap, clap!

  • Holly
    • silibub

      AH! AHAHA! I wasn’t expecting that.

    • WarGoddess

      That is so grotesquely awesome!!! Thank you for the lovely image, and happy Valentine’s to you too!!!! 😀

      • Holly

        GODDESS IS THAT YOUR FACE?! I like your TARDIS hat. I got a new dr. who esque t-shirt today.

        • WarGoddess

          Why yes, that those are my wonderfully nerdy features. And thank you, I made the hat for a friend, who somehow lost it. I do have a black and white Dalek hat I made for myself though. 😀

          • Holly

            I WISH my knitting skills were up to that level. All I can make is like iphone cozies and stuff.

          • ……wow…..No more hats made with love for your friend until they learn how to take care of such priceless items!!

          • stickfigurefairytales

            Ooh, Dalek hat! (Ex-ter-min-ate!)

    • strangeangel24601

      This. First Starfighter announces that it will resume updates on the 14th, then Teahouse Chapter 5 goes on sale the same day, and now I get to post this on Facebook. Huzzah, I actually have something to look forward to on Valentine’s Day for once! 😀

  • WarGoddess

    So I lost my debit card and had to get a new one. It came in the mail today, so I bought a new wallet so I could keep track of it and it is absolutely adorable. It has a panda on the front of it. Now if I can keep from losing that wallet, it’ll be fantastic. I don’t know what it is with me losing things. Today I lost my planner and my chapstick. I’m not alone in this cycle of losing things, am I? Lol.

    In other news, a few of my pictures on my DA page have been updated so they don’t look like I took pics of them with my phone (spoiler: I did). As for Zomet and Karr Admiral Jane, do not fret for they shall be posted soon! It’s just taking so much longer in the computer art program I have to re-draw Zomet’s curly lines. 😀

    • Sapfo

      Goddess, Have not seen you for so long ^_^

      • WarGoddess

        I know, it sucks, but half the time I’m too tired from working evenings to camp. In fact, I should be sleeping right now, but I am eager to see the next page, so that is keeping me awake. 😀

        • Sapfo

          I know the feeling. Kind of sleep thought a camping last week DX
          But you are here now.

          • WarGoddess

            Yes I am!!! And every cell in my body is screaming “SLEEP!!!” But my mind is saying “MUST. SEE. NEXT. PAGE.” O_o

    • silibub

      Sorry to hear your things are running away from you, but at least you got the card replaced without too much trouble! And you got a panda wallet in the process! Nice.

      • WarGoddess

        Yeah, I kinda went on a little splurge. I also bought some pink and black exercise clothes and a green shirt that says “Everyone loves Irish girls” for St. Patty’s day. I love spending my money! 😀

    • Take your time! But YAY!!

      Edit: It really sucks about losing things. But Yay for new stuff!

      • WarGoddess

        Yeah, and most of the time it’s important stuff. Thank GOD I haven’t lost my social security card. It’s still the same battered, smoke damaged one that survived a house fire that I went through around the age of 8. And hooray for new stuff!!! I can’t get enough!!!! 😀

        • I left my purse twice in grocery carts. I was lucky to find them as I left them after driving like mad back to the store. I’m really careful now about that.

    • Elrohir

      Umm…you don’t actually lose chapsticks…they secretly find their way to the hidden chapstick graveyard to die…

  • I think it is safe to say that we are at or near 300 comments this camping

    • stickfigurefairytales

      Hi! I’m glad I didn’t miss camping altogether!

  • Holly

    Do you ever wonder if our donating will get so advanced that like in May @Alex Woolfson:disqus will post that there will be bonus pages through to September?! LOL XP

    • stickfigurefairytales

      What if we’re so far ahead with bonus pages that when the comic eventually ends the bonus pages will have to travel *back in time*?!

  • /headdesk.. it’s not even 7am yet and a truck has been making noise next door for 10 mins now. This is going to be sooo good *grumbles*

    Can I kick someones ass and blame it on being sick with a cold?

    • silibub

      UGHHH I feel your pain — my neighbor leaves his house at 6 a.m. on weekdays and lets his incredibly loud truck idle for at least twenty minutes every. Time. Come on, dude.

      • Holly

        when I was living in Newfoundland my window looked out on the alley where the dumpsters were. I was also on teh groundfloor/basement. So in the middle of winter it went
        Plow 3am
        Garbage trunck 5am
        Plow 6am

        IT WAS HELL!!

        • Holly you poor thing!!!!!! *hugs* You poor baby!

          • Holly

            PLUS in my current building they are replacing the front steps. It was supposed to take 6 weeks. They started in Midnovember.

            STILL NOT DONE. But I hear them work as I sleep. I HEAR THEM.

        • silibub

          I’d have to sleep with those noise-canceling headphones on! That sounds horrible!

        • stickfigurefairytales

          Poor Holly! I would probably have gone crazy and started trying to attack the trucks or plows with a baseball bat at some point.

      • stickfigurefairytales

        That’s awful!

        • silibub

          I get that he’s just going to work, and it’s not like he can help it, but it definitely gets annoying!

          • stickfigurefairytales

            The idling and incredibly loud parts, though… (Although I suppose the idling might be necessary if you’re someplace where he’d have to clean ice and snow off his truck before he could leave.)

      • The house next door was sold, and the new owners tore it down. That was a noisy 10 days of clearing the whole ground – house, out buildings and all trees/bushes. Then luckily snow fell and they had to stop for about a month.
        Now it’s time to dig out for foundation, level it with sand that is ‘stamped’ down by a machine and then build all new hours.
        Noise from 7am to around 3.30 in the afternoonmonday through friday and sometimes from 7.45/8am saturday.
        I might kill someone before this is over >.>

        • Holly

          IT’s the perfect time. You can bury them in the dug out foundation!

    • stickfigurefairytales

      I hate that! Stupid truck!!

  • Sapfo

    New page is up, and I see a flyboy ^_^

    http://webcomics.yaoi911.com/archive/ete-ch3pt1-page-24/

  • Guest

    Hey anybody know any other comics (not necesarily yaoi) that have this same page by page weekly release, funded by the fan’s donations sort of kickstarter-ish system. I’m investigating this form of publishing for a college project. We have to drill a similar system.