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The Young Protectors: Engaging The Enemy Chapter 4—Page 1

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The main story returns!

First of all, let me wish a very happy birthday to one-time mod and long-time awesome reader, Sofia! Big hugs from me here in the States! 🙂

Secondly, there is still time to pre-order copies of The Young Protectors Volume One and other Kickstarter rewards. Watch this video for more information about that.

Finally, this month’s Patreon backers are getting a very special treat — one of my most favorite pin-up images we’ve ever created — a very special pairing of Spooky and Kyle!

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You can keep your hat on…

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So! Our heroes are all still alive — so far! Why is that? The Platinum Priestess doesn’t seem too happy — what is she going to do about it? And how the heck is our team going to get out of this pickle and save the world?! (They are going to save the world — right?!)

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

(P.S. For some reason, this Web site is running super-slow. I’ve been trying to fix it over the last couple days, but haven’t nailed down the problem. But if you’re noticing long load times for the pages, that’s the reason. And I’m on it. 🙂 )

  • Chris Dangerfield

    Exactly!

    • davefragments

      Congrats. I think.

      • Chris Dangerfield

        You doubt…. ? I’m shocked.

        • davefragments

          Well Disqus is notoriously bad about the order of the first few posts. It wasn’t you I doubted.

    • Congratz on tripping over the new page first 😉

    • stickfigurefairytales

      Nice catch, Chris!

  • OMGOMGOMGOMG!!

    • Chris Dangerfield

      HA! Told you.

  • Oh god, I’m so freaking out.

    • 🙂

      • Chris Dangerfield

        stinker….

      • *lol*.. I was sitting here in the morning darkness, watching the page and loudly asking the comments to load faster (I can see you know site is slow, so I won’t email to tell you).
        Needed to say it out loud because I’m freking out here, you devilish creator xD

  • Wait, is our Kyle awake? Because he looks like he’s giving Duncan the biggest evil eye

    • davefragments

      I was going to ask about that.

      • I wonder if that’s because he’s a prince of hell, that he doesn’t stay down long.
        (Shut up Chris)

        • davefragments

          Don’t those glowing bindings look familiar?

          • Just a bit.

          • Klaus

            They seem to be technological this time. The circular gadget under each YP is connected to a hub whioxh is connected to a control panel inm the background.

        • Tyler Griffin

          He may not stay down long, but I bet we can get him to go down multiple times

        • Bahahaha….

    • Yes, I saw that too. He seems to be the only one not still out.

      • Our boy can take a punch it seems.

        • And his current mood, and the look in his eyes, is matching his powers.

  • stickfigurefairytales

    I know it’s a bit of a dated reference, but no, Sircea, THIS IS SPARTA!!!!

    • LOL!

    • purplefoxglove

      THANK YOU! If you hadn’t done this, I would have had to 😉

  • Oh and though I said it on the other page, I’m going to say it on this one.

    Happy Birthday Sofia!

    • stickfigurefairytales

      Yes, Happy Birthday, Sofia!!

    • Chris Dangerfield

      Happy Birthday. Every year is a triumph!

    • Adam Black

      So so we all

    • Klaus

      Happy birthday!

  • Is this Duncan’s veeery weird way/solution to not kill anyone of them (yet) when Sircea asked?

    I mean, if so, it worked but daayum.

  • Chris Dangerfield

    I suggested this scenario to one of our coughMODsScough and she sneered at me. THAT’S RIGHT. She doubted me.

    See, now Sircea and Duncan are going to have a torrid love affair (His magic penis will change her… that’s for Sylibub) and then Laampros will jump on the scene and steal Sircea’s heart and Duncan will be crushed having lost both Kyle and now, Sircea, and armageddon will ensue…

    Right? right? hello? anyone? hello? (where is everyone?) LOL.

    😀

    • davefragments

      I’m watching the repeats of SPARTACUS and there’s sufficient blood and sex in that tonight.

      • Chris Dangerfield

        A satisfied Dfrag is a good Dfrag…

        • davefragments

          Lucy Lawless’ tits and Viva Bianca’s tits say hi!
          Glauber just stepped on Sepias’ throat, too.
          Now it’s a crucifixion.

    • syllibub

      *shakes head, stares at ceiling* Why do you provoke me?

      • Time to borrow that coughMODsScough’s newspaper? 😉

        • I have plenty and freely offered!

          • Chris Dangerfield

            You stop that. That is just enabling!

          • I’m a newspaper dealer. 😛

        • Chris Dangerfield

          stop taking newspaper tips from AJ!

      • Chris Dangerfield

        because I love you, of course. 🙂

    • Klaus

      Laampros will steal Sircea’s heart, leaving the rest of her behind.

      • Tyler Griffin

        Can’t steal what she hasn’t got.

  • stickfigurefairytales

    Spooky’s poor coat! D:

    • Chris Dangerfield

      IKR? That is tragical!

      • davefragments

        For a good coat — hell yes!

    • Tyler Griffin

      One coat for one cape, equivalent exchange.

  • Kyle’s eyes are open and please don’t let Mitch be first….

    • He’s the furthest away from that machine. May be ‘good’, but BEING anywhere in that line isn’t good.

      • Well…the one closest to the machine is Kyle and Kyle’s eyes are open so what if those factors mean Kyle gets to watch each of his friends die before it gets to him?

        • stickfigurefairytales

          NOT. ALLOWED. TO HAPPEN.

        • Shhhhhh. Can’t handle thinking that right now.

          They’re all going to survive, yes they are, and they will function afterwards too. Yes they are *mutters silently*

    • DonnaC

      I get the impression they are all equally at risk here. Are they just trapped to be kept out of the way? Or are they trapped to harness their collective power somehow? Not so much just to be lined up to be killed one at a time, so still some hope of rescue. Or as you pointed out Kyle is still conscious. What is he capable of doing to help their situation?

    • Chris Dangerfield

      Awwww poor Mitch one kiss with Cory… and it’s all over…

  • Chris Dangerfield

    Okay Sircea in panel #1 is just too divine!!! God I love her.

    • As do I. 😉

      • Chris Dangerfield

        Well done AW… well done! 😀

    • davefragments

      Sircea says “Lick my boots, you worm!”

      • Chris Dangerfield

        Awwwwww who hasn’t done worse when ordered by a 6,000 year old sorceress with a bosom like hers… ? 😀

  • Chris Dangerfield

    Okay but look at the recovered minions in the background. They look like they are playing an electric piano or synth or something. It’s awesome.

    • It was going to be their debut!

    • stickfigurefairytales

      I’m thinking DJ.

  • Waait a minute here O_O .. wait, whut?

    Since they broke the hell door portal, is Team Silverfox planning to use our young heroes’ and their powers to somehow open the door now? What is that thing they’re hooked up to?

    • davefragments

      Sircea said that the bone circle didn’t matter to her magic.

      • But what is the purpose of that weird machine – since they just happen to have it there? Was it part of the previous set-up, or just a precasion they happened to have around as a back-up?

        I MUST KNOOW *wants next page asap*

        • It’s possible it was just for pomp and circumstance. A grand flaming entrance for a King of Hell.

          • Chris Dangerfield

            Crape paper streamers and fireworks! Yayyyyyy!

          • Tyler Griffin

            With a King of Hell? That inevitably becomes flaming crape paper streamers…. I’m in.

          • Chris Dangerfield

            HA! I first read your post as “crape paper screamers” and I thought… “Well that makes sense.” 🙂

          • Tyler Griffin

            Both! I like Both!

        • davefragments

          It controls those energy fields that hold TYP’s captive.

          • Chris Dangerfield

            Double A batteries!

        • Klaus

          Duncan is really a big boy scout. Be prepared, you know.

      • Klaus

        Did she? She said that it lying down would not be a problem since Laampros has wings.

        • davefragments

          That may be the reason.

  • davefragments

    This reminds me of a line in THE MARTIAN… When they tell Mark Watney what he has to do to the rocket to leave Mars he drops an “F” bomb in the form of “You want me to do F-ing what?” … and there is a long discussion back on earth between two NASA people because the words on paper carry insufficient feeling or nuance and they don’t know if he’s merely being Watney (who tells lots of earthlings go procreate with themselves) or he saying Wow, that’s “F-ing” bananas but I’ll do it.
    So what does Sircea really mean by “This is madness”
    a) would she have killed them quickly?
    b) or is the real situation that Duncan is stalling their deaths with an excuse to have them watch their defeat?

    • Please be stalling, please be stalling…

      • davefragments

        Yeah, we all know how well that works out for villains.

    • syllibub

      I think she would have preferred to just kill them, to ensure that they were neutralized as threats and also for entertaining revenge — Kyle did ruin her ceremonial cape.

      • davefragments

        I think so too. She might have learned the entire Evil Overlord list in her long time on Earth.

      • Chris Dangerfield

        Exactly… that was my point. All dead. No issues! Have we learned nothing from the Austin Powers’ films?

      • The cape should be avenged. It was awesome.

  • When Sircea say ‘this is madness’, I really freaked out. SIRCEA used those words about something Duncan decided to do. It’s time to worry.

    Alex couldn’t have picked a better (or is that worse) opening line on the first page, after we return to main story.

    • stickfigurefairytales

      Well, she could very well mean it in a “this is an incredibly stupid idea” way.

      • Still, Sircea is the one who said it 😉

  • If the team is say going to be offered to Laampros when he comes to this side, you know as a welcome gift, a first course, I’m wondering how he will feel about seeing Kyle all trussed up once more.

    • Sit back and wait to see if his boy can break out of it himself, and how long it takes?

    • Uh, where are those goats when we need them? Or the ninja pigs.

      • Always with the sacrificing of goats! 😛 Fly Ninja Pigs, Fly!

        • davefragments

          There was a job offer on the internet for “goat cuddler” … apparently some animals rescue place needed people to cuddle baby goats. Gee, what hard work… (ha ha ha)

          • stickfigurefairytales

            I heard about that!

          • I could do that!! Paid to cuddle goats? I’m so there.

          • stickfigurefairytales

            I think they were calling for unpaid volunteers, but I’d still be up for it.

          • Dammit! I mean talk about a career move. 😀

          • stickfigurefairytales
          • davefragments

            A little stinky, possibly a little chewy, but still fun.

          • Cool! Too bad it’s in Virginia.

          • stickfigurefairytales

            Yeah, if it were near me I would have been very tempted to go help out.

          • I would have gone in a flash, to help what I could. Baby goats.

          • stickfigurefairytales

            So cute and cuddly!

          • Klaus

            Mmm goat cheese.

          • Chris Dangerfield

            horror….

          • Chris Dangerfield

            Shame…..

          • Chris Dangerfield

            sick.

          • davefragments

            Keeping the little kids warm. Why not.

          • Chris Dangerfield

            ’cause DEVIL goats….

          • davefragments

            Not the little ones. Although the little billy goats do butt which is cute, sort of.

        • Chris Dangerfield

          See this is why GOATS need sacrificing!

    • syllibub

      Somehow I don’t think Laampros will be as tolerant when Kyle’s in mortal danger — the hell scene made it seem like Laampros was proud of having offspring, and therefore probably doesn’t want him dead.

      He might not care, though. Who knows with demons?

      • Yeah, I’m on the fence, is he upset because son is trussed or meh, kid isn’t worth it if he keeps getting caught by this fool?

        I’m hoping for a little paternal annoyance (edit: I mean directed towards Team Silver).

        • syllibub

          And then Duncan can be like, “It was Sircea’s idea!”

          • And he so would too! What is an evil goddess supposed to do? Good help is so hard to come by these days.

          • syllibub

            “Curse your sudden yet inevitable betrayal!”

          • stickfigurefairytales

            😀

          • I wonder if supervillains have a reliable database of reliable supervillains? An evil Angie’s list as it were.

          • stickfigurefairytales

            I could totally imagine that in Marvel or DC comicsverse.

          • I can just imagine seeing the comic characters sitting in front of their computers drinking a latte as they searched for possible partners in crime/herohood

          • syllibub

            I’ve never used Angie’s list, but I imagine a pro-con list like,

            “Pros: Efficient, excellent knife skills, knows creative threats in several languages

            Cons: Goes overboard with the knife — you’ll need to replace your uniform because that blood splatter ain’t coming out, unrealistic expectations of how payment should be split, high likelihood to turn on you in an attempt to keep all the loot”

          • HA!

            Con: a bit of a complainer as well as a little romantic

            Pro: really strong and likes money

          • syllibub

            Lol!

            Pro: Crazy-powerful magic, ruthlessly pragmatic, it’s fun to make her watch cat videos on the internet under the guise of keeping her cultural knowledge “current”

            Con: Serious megalomaniacal tendencies, terrible at empathy, absolutely thinks you’re disposable

          • I’m almost curious to see the phenomenon of Her Goddessness watching cat videos.

          • syllibub

            I feel like…she’d hate them. And make sure everyone in the vicinity knew it.

          • You mean they would all be rolling on the ground begging for her forgiveness and please don’t turn them into puddles of goo.

            “Really, you must watch these.” snicker “It’s the only way you’ll understand current events.” snicker “Can haz cheezburger is code for thinking something is fantastic.” snicker…is dead

          • davefragments

            I think she’d make them puddles of goo first and then insist they beg second.

          • Most likely. lol

          • Chris Dangerfield

            gooey begging?

          • syllibub

            They can haz murder.

          • Chris Dangerfield

            People notice that those who watch cat videos seem to die…….. what is up with that?

          • Tyler Griffin

            “Duncan! What is this? I TOLD you not to do this again! CAT’S DON’T EVEN EAT CHEESEBURGERS!”

          • stickfigurefairytales

            “Capable of collaboration but best when given own portion of the plan to take care of independently. Warning: regards one particular superhero as arch nemesis and will abandon all plans if the opportunity to fight them arises.”

          • Chris Dangerfield

            4 out of 5 stars…..

          • Tyler Griffin
          • Klaus

            That list would be short indeed.

          • Ha! True.

          • Tyler Griffin

            Thank you for calling Evil Inc., How many I harm you?

          • Chris Dangerfield

            (points subtly at her….)

        • Marie

          I could see offended, I could also see “Ha ha, I see you’ve even managed to subdue one of my offspring, you’re tougher than I thought,” with a real laugh and no further acknowledgement

          • Adam Black

            The future Demon-Prince of Eurasia ?

      • Adam Black

        I think he would care.
        Its not worth risking it.

        • syllibub

          Yeah, if it’s a gamble, it’s an incredibly stupid one.

          • Adam Black

            I mean Hed be a fool to kill Kyle when he knows Laampros has plans for him

          • Klaus

            Does he? I don’t think so. He was huddling in pain some distance away when Laampros and Kyle had their little heart to heart talk. And he did not react at all to Laampros calling Kyle his son. Also, he would have brought it up in the conversation with PP if he had known,

          • Adam Black

            I think thats Duncan playing his cards close.
            She might even be testing duncan to see if he has secrets

        • Chris Dangerfield

          Really? You can always have another one…… Kyle is kinda the loser son as of this page…

          • Adam Black

            Laampros seems to love him for his power, despite being captured and restrained. Hes flat out told Duncan of his plans for him. Plus if he kills Kyle he might just end up in Laampros domain and come back through the fallen Bone ring reallly pissed.

            Undead Kyle has no Promises to Annihilator at all.
            It would make it worth it for Alex to break the pledge if we get instant Demon Kyle.

          • Chris Dangerfield

            IKR? When Alex reboots this series in the future we’ll have Zombie Young Protectors. It should be wild.

  • Hours Left

    Shout-out to the lackeys in the back cleaning up the mess. They’ve had a rough day.

  • syllibub

    I love her evil expression, I love her weary/skeptical “I’ve spent millennia honing the subtle art of victim arrangement and therefore feel qualified to say this is overkill” expression…just lovely. I’ve missed her so muuuuch!

    This is an excellent WHAM page to come back to after such a long hiatus from the main story! Not just the fact that they’re trussed up, but that Kyle appears to be the only one conscious — did Duncan pull his punches (technically sidecheck, but whatever) with him? Is that why he’s insisted on this elaborate display, which seems kind of out of character for him — because he needs Kyle for whatever he’s planning next?

    Or maybe he’s decided, fuck it, if he’s going to be evil then he’s going all out. But I hope not.

    Wonderful page, and I’m so, so happy that we’re back in the fray! Thank you, team of artistic awesomeness!

    • Chris Dangerfield

      Nice points. Well, Kyle is the one who can open the “gates” after all. Although I don’t think sex is going to work this time. HA!

    • Saxon_Brenton

      With the exception of Flyboy and Spooky everyone was punched out by Annihilator at once. Granted, Red Hot was the last, but I seriously doubt that someone of Annihilator’s strength levels would have been running out of puff by that time. So either Anni pulled his punch with Red, or Red has some form of invulnerability or fast-recovery, or Team Silver has deliberately taken steps to wake Red up early. If pressed to choose I’d guess the first option, but there really isn’t any evidence.

    • You’re very welcome, syllibub! Glad to be back in the fray with you! 🙂

  • bandanajack

    awesome artwork!

  • Adam Black

    Maybe Duncan is sucking out their powers so he can take on Laampros, later.

    ( or take on Sircea )

    • Adam Black

      Although, If he is, @Ale@alexwoolfson:disqus si leaving money on the table.

      Fans would pay top dollar on Patron-only, to see: “Duncan sucks out Superpowers…that Hard Way”

      ( prequal ? )

      Alex you should probably go write that anyway. You can use that title. Glad to help.

  • syllibub

    At least Spooky still has his hat. I’m glad there are some lines that just won’t be crossed.

    • Chris Dangerfield

      Universal limits……….

    • Saxon_Brenton

      Girl Genius jaegermonster reference: “Any plan where you lose your hat is a bad plan.”
      Spooky still has his, so all hope is not yet lost.

  • Kate G

    The thing I love most about this page is how every single hero has gotten knocked out and is totally passed out and beautifully arranged…and then there’s Kyle who is ACTIVELY resisting the restraints and has the most pissed off face you have ever seen on him.

    He. Is. PISSED.

    I mean, it’s one thing if Duncan hurts him (we get the feeling he can recover from that eventually), but to hurt his friends, string them up in these very vulnerable, weak poses that are very submissive and meant more to show their bodies off over anything else…that he can’t tolerate. He is on a rampage and that means finding a way out of his own very vulnerable, submissive, BDSM-like pose meant for showing off all of his body and none of his personality.

    And PP has grown very weary of Duncan’s antics herself. We’re definitely seeing the cracks show in this partnership.

    • syllibub

      I’m really wondering why Kyle is awake, and how that figures into whatever Duncan’s planning. As for Sircea and Duncan’s partnership, it has to be like emotional whiplash — first he’s on board, then he broods and hesitates at a critical juncture, then he’s suspiciously enthusiastic again, and now this display. I’d be on my guard, because he’s all over the place.

      • Kate G

        That’s why there are cracks showing; Duncan (while old) still is emotional and consistently changing. The PP is kind of like stone and cares not an iota. She wants what she wants without care of the consequences; Duncan is having, well, some thoughts about that.

        Kyle is probably paramount in getting Laampros as we all know he is Laampros’ son. He’s probably conscious for this reason or there is some immunity to the magic on him due to this fact (at least, that’s what I am going with.) His face shows how pleased he is with this. LOL.

      • Marie

        I’m not sure he is awake- his eyes look rather scrunched to me, like if he was fighting it in his sleep/naturally (or perhaps having a nightmare? that would be an interesting bit)

        • Kate G

          He’s awake; you can see his eyeballs.

  • Adam Black

    OH!
    I think I know the plan. Free Insurance.

    If Sircea is actually going to banish Laampros and Crew after sealing the cracks,
    she is going to need some more powerful minions.

    What are they going to do… not help save the Earth?

    • Chris Dangerfield

      I should have know AB would know a good insurance scam when he saw one!

      • Adam Black

        You wouldn’t believe the money Duncan had on the bone ring.

        • Chris Dangerfield

          I guess the King of Hell made him gamble. Yep… that makes sense.

  • Saxon_Brenton

    No, Duncan! Just… no! This setup has “And now that I have you in my power Mr Bond, let me hold you captive in this elaborate weird science setup and explain my evil plan at you until you can escape and cause havoc” written all over it.

    I mean, just glancing at the page, you’ve got at least one power cable dangling through a puddle just waiting to case an electrical short.

  • David Welbourn

    Anyone else getting a ‘Darker Than Scarlet’ vibe from this layout? (It was during John Byrne’s run of Avengers West Coast.)

    And Sircea, please let us have the theatrics. You know it’s fun. We might even get a soliloquy out of this.

    • Chris Dangerfield

      Exactly… and god knows Duncan can give extensive monologue!

      • Tyler Griffin

        the man does give good monologue

    • Saxon_Brenton

      It’s been a very long time since I read the West Coast Avengers (I’m old enough to have bought them as floppies when I was a teenager) but once I go and google up some images I can kind of see it. Mind you, superhero comics are descendants of pulp magazine stories, so it’s hardly as though that’s the only instance of heroes-in-skin-tight-costumes-captured-by-villains-and-held-in-possibly-sexualized-bondage.

  • Jason Moon

    You can NEVER have too much”Mwa hah HAAAA…”

    • Saxon_Brenton

      Out-and-out addiction to Mwahahhaaa is very rare in the population overall, but disturbingly common among supervilains.

      • Jason Moon

        Common side effects include: a tendency to wear monocles, rubbing hands together with glee, taunting world leaders while petting a cat(usually Persian, for some bizarre reason), having a headquarters in some really weird place, having piranhas, having/building at least one death laser, tying someone’s daughter to railroad tracks, explaining your plan for world domination to a captured enemy before you put him in a death machine that doesn’t work/is broken, killing underlings at the drop of a hat, cheating at EVERYTHING, lying like a dog, and escaping while swearing revenge as often as the plot demands.

  • Team Silver seem awfully prepared for Team Adorabadass. They have the equipment to hold them prisoner?

    Say, you don’t suppose that Duncan set all of this up from the get go knowing that Kyle and team would show up? Everything he said was to lure them into a trap. The whole monologuing, the whole everything? Is he that smart? Or was this Sircea’s idea?

    • Chris Dangerfield

      Tea…

    • Saxon_Brenton

      Unless the villains were Crazy Prepared and just happened to have all that equipment (the antigrav immobilizer pods on this page, the power dampener that was ducked away under the dais back at the end of chapter 3), then, yeah, it’s looking like a setup.

      Which re-raises an interesting possibility that has been touched on before. Perhaps Team Silver need the Young Protectors for something, possibly as a specific type of sacrifice as ‘beings of power’ or somesuch. That would imply that the Priestess’s “This is madness” comment might not refer to the wisdom of keeping the heroes alive per se, but rather the theatrics of how Annihilator is keeping them strung up.

      • It’s also possible that Duncan lead the bread trail hoping they would come and interrupt the whole thing so he wouldn’t have to complete the agreement completely. Hey it wasn’t his fault these meddling kids showed up and sent Laampros back to hell…after he got his immortality. -_-

      • SleepingDragon

        Considering that Anni has a gadget that makes him immune to it and I assume it doesn’t work on PP’s magic having the power dampener on hand is perfectly obvious. Whether or not there is a cataclysm going on elsewhere there is always a chance for some meddling hero to show up on the spot and this gets rid of an entire category of them.

        My money is that, being genre savvy, PP is referring to keeping the heroes alive rather than being practical and slitting their throats while they’re out.

      • Tyler Griffin

        Or witnesses? PP’s explination as to why these actions are necessary make a certain amount of sense (once you strip out the self serving bits). But what government or intelligent adult would believe that tale coming from her? HOWEVER, a group of superhero’s saw the exchange might carry more weight, or at the very least, be more easily manipulated.

  • Chris Dangerfield

    Let’s just acknowledge that Tsunami looks really hot in bondage. Just sayin’.

    • Tyler Griffin

      Bound (and gagged) is a good place for him.

    • David Welbourn

      Perhaps he’ll be the last to be freed. I kinda want them to take one of those securi-pads back to the clubhouse. If anyone says anything way out of line or has a rage fit, they get an enforced time-out on the thing. Tsunami could end up spending lots of time in the thing. Alas, Commander would probably veto the idea. But honestly, someone’s gotta get new toys.

      • Tyler Griffin

        I dunno, after they get back, and Mitch comes clean about hs vigilantism and the story about Corey, he might become a permanent tenant to the time out tube. lol

  • ….Just wondering if there is any significance to how they have their hands? Kyle and Spooky are “grabbing” their right wrist, Tsu-Tsu and Paul have hand over fist, Amanda and Mitch have open palms.

    • SofiaT

      Is everyone unconscious but Kyle or am I seeing things? Kyle looks awake and pissed off to me.

      • That’s how I’m seeing it.

        • SofiaT

          I just read a couple of other comments saying the same -for some reason not all comments show up on my screen and I have to refresh over and over. Is it a page thing or a Disqus thing?

          • It looks to me like Kyle is giving Duncan the evil eye big time. His teeth are even bared. I can’t tell is Duncan is looking at him or Sircea, but I think Duncan may be aware of it.

            Well I know the slow loading, Alex said in the bit beneath the comic was his doing. The comments, most likely diqus. My emails have been spotty and out of order and late.

          • SofiaT

            I also got the email notification for Wed/day’s page yesterday o.O

          • I don’t know what the hell is wrong with disqus this time. Usually when I’m feeding my dogs I rely on the emails to check on the page/see if camping has started, but I noticed today that things were wonky because I wanted to wish you a happy birthday. 🙂

          • SofiaT

            I saw it 🙂

            And yes, I remember the frustration of Disqus going all crazy on camping days. Ugh.

          • 🙂

            I suppose I could blame it on Mercury being in retrograde. Communications always get mess up when that happens (rotten god). I mean our printer went splat right at the beginning of it and trying to buy a new one was a trial.

          • So THAT is why my computer broke.

          • It’s a good possibility.

          • Tyler Griffin

            It also explains the constant state of Tumblr.com in general…

          • purplefoxglove

            Happy birthday! 🙂

          • SofiaT

            Ta!

          • Tyler Griffin

            That is the stank eye to end all stank eyes

      • It seems Kyle is the only one openly conscious at this time.

    • Saxon_Brenton

      Huh, good point. Okay, assuming the thingamiwhatsits that are holding them upright and with their arms above their heads are programmed to hold them in that pose generally but not in a specific rigid position, and that there’s a bit of wiggle room with their hands to move…

      All of the hand positions except for Red Hot and Commander are loose and unstressed to me. For any readers who aren’t familiar enough with life drawing, hands tend to fall naturally into a partially curled position when people aren’t stressed and otherwise just have them hanging by their side without thinking about them. Flyboy’s hands are the obvious example, but most of the others’ hands could naturally fall into the positions we see if the arms just flollopped about. (Spooky is a borderline case, since the hand behind the wrist could have fallen there naturally, or he could be feigning unconsciousness and be up to shenanigans with something in his cuff.)

      By contrast Red Hot is visibly conscious and has fists clenched in anger. Commander’s hands… I don’t want to say that position is impossible, but they look a little too open and outstretched to my suspicious mind. YMMV.

      • Unless the Commander is coming around as well and testing her bonds. If you notice her mouth is open though not quite like Kyle’s who is definitely clenching his teeth, maybe it’s open on a moan whereas the others their mouths are shut

        • Saxon_Brenton

          Yes. I forgot to write it in at the time, but my guess is that Commander is even more likely than Spooky to be playing possum.

      • Nice, Saxon.

      • Hmmm just a thought though, Kyle and Spooky have the potential to be useful to them in someway, Amanda actually dared to incapacitate PP for a time, PP personally tried to kill Mitch (which you know, combining Amanda’s and Mitch’s powers/jobs in the attack are possibly the most threatening), and then you have Paul and Tsu-Tsu (no offense) the least threatening and least useful to Team Silver.

    • Klaus

      It is a secret signal they use in YP. It means “Now here is my plan.”

      • Tyler Griffin

        PP: Duncan,… sweatheart… I, of all people, am one to appreciate the pleasure of theatrics — But this is MADNESS. STOP Trying to make them to do “YMCA” with the force-field!

    • Tyler Griffin

      could mean something, could also just be that adam and veero got tired of drawing the exact same hand over and over in one panel, LMAO. Sometimes a rabbit really is just a rabbit. We’ll have to wait and see.

  • Also, Mitch’s toes aren’t pointed down like everyone else’s…or if they they are, just not to the degree of the others…the others are definitely “en pointe” where as Mitch looks like he might actually be standing on something…

    http://enpointedanse.com/communities/1/000/001/349/411//images/3278985.png

    • Kate G

      That’s an insight I was actually going to comment on. It’s not that their feet on are en pointe, it’s just how your feet actually go when they are naturally relaxed (or forced into relaxation, as we see with Kyle.) The degree of this relaxation you see is dependent on their footwear. Kyle’s, Fluke’s and Tsunami’s are the most relaxed since their shoes are built into the suits, so they have the most flex. Amanda’s are boots but they are more fashion boots so they are meant to be more flexible over stiff. Spooky’s are tennis shoes basically. Mitch is different as we see his are stiffer and more akin to equestrian boots without the Spanish lines. Equestrian boots aren’t built to flex down like you see here; they are built specifically to help keep your heels down. I’m guessing since Mitch flies so much, he may actually have some trouble walking normally or remembering to keep his heels on the ground, so he wears equestrian boots or weighted boots in the heels to remind himself to use his heels.

      • Kate G

        ^I speak a bit from experience on the heels bit. I was casted twice for toe-walking which led to AFOs and I wore light-up shoes for years so my mom could see I was going heel-toe. I actually prefer shoes where the heel side is slightly heavier to remind my foot to use my heel.

        Purely speculative, but since Mitch lands on his toes all of the time (like Superman), he probably always assumed walking toe-heel was natural. His parents had to stretch those limbs out and to prevent him from doing that again, they put weighted shoe pockets in his shoes or got him some short equestrian boots. When he joined YP, he probably went for non-Spanish line tall equestrian boots (hard to find, but you can find them) because they fit his outfit and reminded him discreetly without giving away anything. PURELY SPECULATIVE, but I do ride and I have the toe-walking issue so I know how hard it is to toe walk in those boots!

        And now I’ll leave everyone to think that over and probably give Alex even more ideas. *snort*

        • Tyler Griffin

          That was all incredibly informative, and makes a whole bunch of sense, all I can focus on atm, is the mental image I now have of Mitch spending his adolescence using his powers to allow him to frolick and flit about like a fairy dancing and skipping through an enchanted forest.

          • Kate G

            HA HA HA! Imagine if he were like Superboy and couldn’t fly at first but could only make large jumps! Skip, WHOOOOSH! flop. “AW MAN!”

      • I know that they are not actually on en pointe, but that was the best way I had of describing the positioning, and even if Mitch’s boots are less flexible than the others, there should still be just a little more angle to them. Well I would say that the angle on the right foot is correct, but the angle on the left foot/ankle is not sloped? enough and gives the impression that that foot is actually standing on something.

        • Kate G

          I think it’s maybe the angle where one looks sloped and the other isn’t for Mitch.

          I’m not sure if Admiral still has equestrian boots (she’s the only other equestrian I know here), but I’ll try and get a photo and/or video of my feet naturally relaxed in them. The flexibility in a pair of good quality leather equestrian boots isn’t the best. In all respects, Mitch would have custom made $1200+ boots so his would fit perfectly. Mine are not custom, so they are a tiny bit big in the ankle and are too high even with the two lifts.

          (I tried to see if I couldn’t find some video on YT, but apparently it’s all fetish. Like O.o, equestrian boots being fetish?)

    • Chris Dangerfield

      floatable bondage!

  • Sapfo

    This is not a good morning!! They are all “tied up”! Duncan is still evily! and Hell is coming! D=

    • Indeed!

      Morning, Ms Strawberry

    • Morning Sapfo! Did you see my new glasses on twitter? I can SEE again!!!

      • Sapfo

        No, I have not seen it yet! But so happy you got new glasses *run of to twitter*

      • Tyler Griffin

        Ah! Congrats on rejoining the world of ants, grains of sand, and trees having individual leaves!

    • Chris Dangerfield

      Don’t act like you don’t like kinky hot super boys in bondage Miss Innocent Strawberry… we won’t believe you. 🙂

      • Sapfo

        I am as innocent as a strawberry can be…. <.<

        • Tyler Griffin

          I’ve seen the crochet strawberries that you would call innocent! XD

        • Chris Dangerfield

          Dipped in chocolate, served with Champagne …….. in BED!

          • Sapfo

            Oh I like some of that! Like all of it!
            Yes, Innocent until proven strawberry! ^_^

    • Klaus

      “Sorry, he is a bit tied up for the moment. Can I take a message?”

      • Tyler Griffin

        I think we have his attention fully bound.

  • SofiaT

    I was so excited to see Duncan again, it took me a whole minute before I realised our Team is hanging on tenterhooks just like us! (I’m horrible with puns but can’t help myself).

    Oh, Anni, what have you done? No matter how much you’re stalling, at some point you’ll have to either kill or (try not to) be killed. I think Sircea is on to you, btw.

    And thank you, Alex and everyone, for the birthday wishes! 🙂

    • You’re very welcome, Sofia! I hope you had a great day! 🙂

      (And glad to give you Duncan for your birthday. 😉 )

      • SofiaT

        Indeed the timing is impeccable >:D

        And my birthday was great, thank you! My friends really spoiled me.
        Just like you’re spoiling me today.
        *goes back to staring at Duncan adoringly*

        • There’s a lot more where that came from. Stay tuned. 😉

    • Kate G

      Oh, Sofia, you missed me last night on AO3 with the puns. I had them swinging left and right. Today….my mind has left the Robin’s nest and I’m not quite all there which is sad because this page totally deserves some puns.

    • bronakopdin

      Happy Happy Birthday to you Sofia 😀

      • SofiaT

        Thanks, bronakopdin!

  • Yeah, yeah, like she didn’t know that Duncan is into bondage. She helped last time he indulged.

    • T Dibbler

      But this is really not the time for that. They’re expecting an important guest any minute now.

      • Actually….the guests might just like that as well….

        • T Dibbler

          It could turn into quite the party.

  • Mikki

    It almost looks like Kyle is the only one awake? He looks like he is awake and has a grimace on his face while everyone else is still out.

  • Nirgal

    That… that is Mitch’s crotch, right?

    • Saxon_Brenton

      On a purely practical level I would hope that actually it’s the groin protector cup that Commander insists that all the guys wear just in case someone tries to knee them in the nuts. But that said, in the past when Red Hot was getting dressed we couldn’t see the lines in his costume where we knew the zips and fastening were present. So, possibly it is his crotch rather than the armour under his pants.

    • Kate G

      They are cups. Definitely cup shaped crotches. Brother played hockey and karate for a year (each) and my cousin played soccer for numerous years. Somehow I shouldn’t know why they look different but cups have a definite cup shape. XD

      • Chris Dangerfield

        nope. kissing.

    • Chris Dangerfield

      He’s been kissing… serious kissing… leave him alone!

    • bronakopdin

      remember that seriously big crotch of his in panel 3 here:
      http://webcomics.yaoi911.com/typ/ete-flyboy-bonus-page-19/

      🙂

    • He’s 15. It happens ;-p

      You know, the sayings about a breeze and all that (and me being silly)

      • Tyler Griffin

        Why do we assume ANYTHING is happening, maybe that JUST HIS CROTCH 😛

        Might explain why Corey remembered him so clearly… 😛

        • And that’s why it was me being silly. I’m leaning towards it just being his crotch too. Spandex has a way of showing things to the fullest. Just look at male ballet dancers. Holy moly >.>

          • Tyler Griffin

            lol

          • mmmmhmmmm got to love a man in tights…

  • Shiny Gwilly

    AAAAAND we’re back
    and oh dear, truly right back into it
    PP wants to get the ball rolling, but i myself am curious about Anni and if he has an actual plan for this….or just stalling, or just making them look nice for when the portal opens and shit pours out, could be any reason really
    no matter what, this ain’t gunna be pretty

    • Tyler Griffin

      I think that he has no plan for TYP at this stage. I just think his basic (very basic in his case) moral compass balked at the idea of unnecessary cold blooded murder. Especially of someone that he already feels guilty about manipulating. So he’s acting on instinct here with idea where he’s actually going with it. I can also guess that PP KNOWS that and is planning to point it out on Wed. in another battle of wits and sass.

      • Shiny Gwilly

        that’s true, i can also imagine PP at this point losing some patience since they’re all there and everything (that we know of) is good to go, and she most likely knows he has no real plan going on here and going to try to sass him back on the right track

        • Tyler Griffin

          I think you’re dead on, if Duncan had a PURPOSE and there was a clear GAIN for these theatrics, she’d be reveling in them, as is, this does nothing benefit them, and actually creates an opportunity for something to go wrong later.

  • Jeldenil

    Paul looks like he is about to make a salto into a swimming pool.

  • Klaus

    According to Spooky, their one advantage is having their own prince of Hell. Let us see how thaty works out.

    • at least it seems kyle is the only one awake

      • Chris Dangerfield

        lucky fella…

    • Michael

      There’s still the army on its way.

      • Chris Dangerfield

        After all this time, they’ve clearly stopped off for donuts and coffee…

    • Chris Dangerfield

      So far his dirty looks must be absolute hell… ha.

  • Danul Patterson

    And cue Cory in … 3, 2, 1. …

    • Klaus

      The dampener is still on.

      • Chris Dangerfield

        I swear Klaus YOU are the dampener… can’t Cory be dampener immune? … HE’S LATIN FOR GOODNESS SAKE. 🙂

        • Tyler Griffin

          That was hardly the biggest problem with that scenerio, how would Corey have even gotten there? I’m sure his telekinesis is strong enough to allow him to fly, but he lacks the control to not rip himself to pieces trying to steer.

          • Mitch stowed Cory away on the Jet.

          • Chris Dangerfield

            I like the way you think. So, basically, a kiss will free Mitch from evil bondage……. traditional, but I say YES!

          • Klaus

            Ah, but it has to be the kiss of true love.

          • Chris Dangerfield

            I can work with that… 🙂

    • Biippa

      I hope so. Just imagine, he comes out of nowhere, sees Flyboy like that, and just rages so hard that all the trees get ripped from the ground and knock out Duncan and Sircea. Or… Somethin more dramatic. I dunno. My creative juices don’t start flowing until after I’ve my morning Caramel Macchiato…

  • Alt+F7

    Talk about mood whiplash from one page to the next!

  • Michael

    D:

    Could it be, though, thank Dunc is showing a small amount of mercy? PP’s last order was “kill them”, and during the interlude he’s bargained her down to “string them up with technomagical restraints to helplessly watch our victory”?

    Sorry I couldn’t camp today, guys, I was busy celebrating my great uncle’s 90th birthday. So, not sorry. 😀

    • Chris Dangerfield

      Nice try, but that theory only works if Duncan’s heart wasn’t several sizes too small. See, all the whos in TYP-ville were snug in their beds, and then…

      Well you get the picture… 🙂

    • bronakopdin

      May your uncle still live another batch of years 🙂

  • I just woke up with to thinking about this page (so havn’t thought anything fully through yet, just wanted to throw things out for ideas/debate).

    I did think earlier that it was pretty convenient that they had these energy pod-thingies around, but what if the weren’t intended for the purpose they now got – or at least the people in them, because the purpose of them is the same, to hold people captured.

    Could these things have been intended for the sacrificial hostages?

    Yes, Team Silverfox clearly had a back-up plan with armory, in case any meta-heroes showed up and tried to stop them, but Sircea seems surprised over this turn of events. Because of that, I’m not sure these things was part of the back up plan/weapons they brought for that (until we know more, and that’s why I’m speculating).

    The hostages are currently in that big timed box, but how are they supposed to be sacrificed? My guess is something energy/power related. Is the YP team being hooked up to that now, or are they being turned into the main course?
    Duncan could of course also be setting them up so they ARE seperate, being given the ‘honor’ to witness it all first, maybe before being offered as entre or dessert for Laampros.

    Still, how is this going to go down? Sometimes back, Duncan or Sircea said that bringing Laampros (as in him and not some other hell dimension king) would mean that most of the people they serve him on a silver platter will survive.
    That implies that neither Laampros or his minion demons feed by killing and eating people, but what is left then? My thought is energy of some sorts. Life energy and/or emotional energy – like feeding on horror/fear or something like that.
    Here, again, the team could now be set up as some kind of dinner.

    What still baffles me, and hopefully will be answered in the next pages, is why what (whatever it is) Duncan is doing is ‘insane’, and what may throw any loose thought/theory I have on this new move right out of the window?

    Anyone who wants to build on my thoughts, or bring new ideas to the table on what’s going on? Before we know more from the pages.

    Edit. In a comment below, I was speculating if putting them in these devices was Duncan’s weird way to not kill them. Could still fit if they’re set up for some kind of energy thing with Laampy.

    • Klaus

      I think that it is insane because it gives the heroes time to escape. But if so, why did she accept it? She is obviously the senior partner in this partnership. She could easily have killed them herself.

      • Yes, why is she letting Duncan run this? He must have come up with something ‘good’ enough to please her, but also something she finds weird. It’s her reaction to this that is so strange.
        So is that something letting them live to witness them doing this, just to see them suffer? That seems right up her alley, so can’t be that. But what would be enough for her to call it madness?

        • Chris Dangerfield

          So, basically, a big fat set of TYP double AA batteries. If we go with this theory, then a certain fan owes me cinnamon bread for being more right RIGHT than reality can stand. 😀

        • Tyler Griffin

          Unless they entered into this scheme as equals and her pushing earlier was in danger of making Duncan feel like he was becoming the sidekick. Something his pride would not have permitted. So, she realized that she needed to give him this in order to both satisfy his ego and to lower the moral burden on him (remember, Kyle confirmed that after a little independent research, he verified that even at his most active, Annihilator always tried to limit casualties and collateral damage beyond what was absolutely necessary). In this case, Duncan can justify sacrificing a huge portion of the human population in order to avoid an Extinction Event because that’s a distant sacrifice, he doesn’t have to be present and actively responsible for their deaths, he can blame the demons. This though. The cold blooded murder of defeated foes, is a little ruthless for him.

        • David Welbourn

          PP is probably letting Duncan do what he wants, within reason, as long as it doesn’t interfere her own plans. In this game, she needs to wait until the Key is used and Laampros grants immortality and lands to them both. Once that is attended to, *then* she can act against Duncan in any way she sees fit. Immortality and superstrength won’t save him from, say, imprisonment or transformation spells.

    • Keneu

      I think the demons are divided into several types according to what has been said before – that Laampros’ appetites, unlike other demons, are not brutal. Seeing as Kyle’s power seems to be triggered by sex or heightened emotions, and that Laampros spent a bit ogling and teasing Kyle in hell, I think that Lampy’s powers/”appetites” may be related to lust.

      • Tyler Griffin

        Well, all of that and this s yaoi theme comic 😉 One of the reasons I don’t think I’ll be overly upset if D and P pull this scheme off

        • Keneu

          I don’t know about that. Not all demons bother to make their victims believe they are enjoying the experience, according to Spooky.

          • Tyler Griffin

            Ok, so that’s a lemon slash fic, but it can still be yaoi 😛

  • bronakopdin

    back to the main story!
    And gosh… you have no idea of how afraid I was that we start off with a tragedy ;__; thank god it is not! … yet…
    I actually wonder a little about Sircea’s mimics, from evil smug to somewhat annoyed and bored… I mean Of course I get it from the text but if I was to say that I’d already had that second face witht he first speechbubble, but hey, she just said she love theatrics so I guess that’s why xD

    I’m somewhat thankful to Duncan to kinda save them at least for a moment… I wonder how he convinced PP to not kill them yet though! I wonder if it really is that “show off” reason Danish suggested below, somehow it’d feel like sth a teenager would do ^^
    There must be a good reason and I’m eager to learn more about that!

    Now besides Kyle they’re all still out cold… with Kyle being furious of course!
    Oh dang, I bet we will have some heated convo next page, I can’t even wait, now the suspense is going to kill me again every page x’D

    • Klaus

      That’s it! Duncan is planning to kill them with suspense.

      • Alex

        (Someone has to say it… ) They do seem to be hanging around…

        • Tyler Griffin

          Indeed, one could even say Duncan has restrained their enthusiasm.

      • bronakopdin

        ha!
        well he sure was successful… maybe with the wrong target though… or an additional one :p

  • Columbine

    Huh they caught Flyboy as well. Didn’t see that coming. Nice poses.

    • He was the one knocked out first.

      • Columbine

        True but he seemed to land a long way off

        • That’s why they have minions to go pick get him. The ones still ablebodied can still serve.

  • secret-alpacas

    has no one done this yet?

    Annihilator:”madness? ….. THIS IS AMERICA!”

    Kyle: *beyond the grave groaning*

  • TwilightDreamer

    YAHOOOOOO!!!
    I saw this on my phone earlier, but it wouldn’t load the page! Had to wait until I got home from work….but ooooh so worth the wait!! XD
    I absolutely adored the bonus comics, but I’ve missed the main story so much! So thrilled to be back to it! 😀
    Uh oh….I’m not imagining it right? Kyle’s the only one awake right now? I see a big verbal show down about to happen….or at least one hell of a glare off!
    Also, love the colours of this page 🙂 love the whole lot of course, but yeah.

  • Wildroses

    I have some theories as to why they haven’t been killed.
    1) They are afraid killing Kyle will upset his Dad (doesn’t explain why the others are left alive).
    2) They are afraid upsetting Kyle in case Kyle being upset also upsets his father, and killing his friends would certainly upset Kyle.
    3) They are interested in Spooky as he seems to be the only other person in the world apart from the Priestess who uses magic without becoming insane.
    Duncan said: “He seems coherent” and the Priestess’s words were: “He does seem to have temporarily escaped the curse.” Duncan suggested asking for his help, but the Priestess said it wouldn’t work because his youth meant he wasn’t alive when the walls were built and he hasn’t had the chance to do all the decades of study he’d need to understand what to do. But that was when he was a long way away, before he appeared on the scene. Maybe now they actually have him they do want his help, or to study him. If so, they may have left his friends alive as hostages to control him.
    4) Duncan was having serious moral qualms about what he’s about to do before they arrive and actually likes Kyle. He might just want a chance to explain that no really, he’s made all the right choices even though they were difficult…This explains why the Platimun Priestess is annoyed they haven’t all been killed.

    • Klaus

      The first two presuppose that the Diabolic Duo know who Kyle’s father is. I don’t think they do. Had Duncan known, his conversation with Laampros would have gone differently.

      • Tyler Griffin

        I assume they do know of his demonic heritage though, as I have been assuming that is what made PP think their plan to use him to open a gate to seal the bargain with Laampros would work in the first place. But I agree with you that I suspect they don’t know the exact nature of that heritage.

    • KatKaleen

      “They are afraid killing Kyle will upset his Dad” Sorry, but that made me laugh so hard! “You killed my little hellspawn? I am upset!” XD

  • Justin White

    What does she mean by madness i wounder

    • Chris Dangerfield

      Well, considering most magic-users seem to go insane, that’s rather pushing the irony train, isn’t it! 🙂

    • Tyler Griffin

      I assume that she would prefer to just kill off everyone except MAYBE Kyle and Spooky, as per the Evil Overlord’s list. Once the hero is down, you don’t string them up and give them time to pull of a daring escape and foil. The only reason I would see her leaving Kyle and Spooky is that Kyle’s demonic heritage might be useful to her later when she decides that she’s ready to resurrect the barriers between Earth and Hell. Likewise, as the only other magic user on Earth who is immune to the curse of insanity she may see potential to use him as well in the future. But even that is doubtful.

      • Justin White

        nice rap up (thumbs up)

  • Risa Megumi

    KYLE IS STILL AWAKE

    • Chris Dangerfield

      IKR? And look at that expression! That’s what I look like before coffee…

      • Risa Megumi

        Bruh same

  • Chris Dangerfield

    All compliments Alex, Adam and Veronica!

    Lots of joking and fun below and I enjoyed everyone’s reactions, but I want to seriously echo what I think @syllibub:disqus said best below. This is an extraordinarily great WAM of a page to return to this much loved main story on.

    It manages to bring us back to much loved characters in a very satisfying way (she’s right Sircea couldn’t be more fabulous). The page manages to be completely unexpected, which can’t have been be easy with all of us making predicting for the last few months. I realize you could have done anything (time jumped, location change, anything) but THIS, I really didn’t imagine. So, many compliments on that.

    That the page is exciting and entirely unpredictable as to what is happening and what to expect next is just really worthy of this main story

    You manage to make well-known characters do unexpected things. At least for me, I would imagine their roles reversed. So for HER to call HIM out for acting crazy is just unexpectedly perfect.

    Our heroes look so appealing, even in such durance, it reminds us of how much we love and worry about them. Yet having Kyle awake and glaring daggers is just the icing on the suspense cake. Why? What does it mean? What will happen.

    Why is Duncan doing this odd thing… it could be for so many reasons. And the fact that it seems at odds with what Sircea thinks should be happening is even more mysterious.

    Love the small inset of the first panel and CU of Sircea’s face and then the fact that rest of the page is all one grand thing presented with Adam’s typically fabulous perspective and composition. He always manages to make the most detailed compositions seem so easy and clear. Then Veronica makes the most of each of their color schemes to make the whole thing leap off the page at us.

    And, of course, the maraschino cherry on top of it all is that in typical Alex fashion you’ve left us ready to turn the page (trouble-maker!)… anything can happen next. I can’t imagine where we’re going and that’s pretty darn great.

    All congratulations to the three of you in doing the next to impossible and serving up a first chapter page that satisfies all our sky high anticipations. That you did this while catching up buffers, doing bonus comics and dealing with real life (I suspect there are still boxes in AW’s living room) is just a testament to the effort you give us. Thanks again for all of it and now… LET THE GAMES BEGIN!

    • Saxon_Brenton

      Yes. And all done in a mere two panels.

  • Derkins

    Ok I might have to dig $5 out for the pattern this month. oohlala!

    • Patreon withdraws money the 1st. Just remember to pledge before that, and if you need to change pledge amount after that then wait until you got the reward email from Alex.

      And I can tell you that the full image of that art is bloody sexy and gorgeous. I got it as a poster at YaoiCon back in september. I just had to have it!

  • purplefoxglove

    Uhm, Alex…*puppyeyes* My 30th birthday was about two months ago. As a late birthday present, will you give me THIS *points at superheros on a hanger* I promise you will get them back (eventually); and even unharmed-er than they are now. Pretty please?

    Yes, I know. I should be worried about what Team Silver is up to, but what can I say? I’m a hopeless case.

    • Michael

      Tiny 3D printed superheroes-en-rack would be an awesome TYP shop product. As would a 3D printed PP staff, charm/pendant, come to that.

      Actually, tiny dolls action figures of the team would be the most awesome thing of all. There are places you could outsource this to.

      • xLizardx

        I’d buy dolls, or action figures. 🙂

  • purplefoxglove

    Random paranoid thought: what if Laampros needs a host to pass through? And Kyle, being his son, makes for the perfect vessel? After having entered earth, Laampros will be able to bring across other forces (see http://webcomics.yaoi911.com/typ/ete-ch2-page-40/ ) – maybe that’s what the rest of the team will be used for? Also, perhaps people with superpowers are somehow more suitable as demon vessels, which is why they are now replacing the original sacrifices?

    Must not ponder TYP when tired. Brain cooks up weird theories when tired.

    • You mean in like how the alien bursts through that guys chest in Alien and and and… O.O

      • Michael

        I was thinking more like “There is no Kyle. Only Zuul Laapros”

        • ….But Laampros should be Gozar

          Because Kyle was the Gatekeeper and Duncan was the Key Master.

        • That’s a possibility too.

      • purplefoxglove

        Aaaaaaah! No, I was more thinking about possession, as in Paranormal Activity.
        Alien Laampros – please, make the images stop!

  • Pikinanou

    Wow, even after that fight, PP’s suit is spotless. Did she change in between or she’s just that awesome? 😛
    Personally, I couldn’t pull it off like she does, all my white clothes end up dirty in a matter of seconds. :O

    • Her cape is burned down to almost nothing. Rest must be magic, and a few thousand years or practice in how to prevent stains 🙂

      • Probably has a really nifty stain guard spell on all of her clothing. Too bad she didn’t use a flame guard spell.

    • Klaus

      There are two kinds of dirt: dark dirt, wich is attracted to light clothes, and light dirt, which is attracted to dark clothes.

    • Michael

      spotless aside from the singed and burn edges of what used to be her cape, you mean…?

  • SchalaRenee

    I think Duncan doesn’t really want to kill them. Or rather, he at least doesn’t want to kill Kyle.

    Either that, or like someone below said, the demon needs a vessel to exist on Earth. The ritual was to open a gate to Hell so other demons could come through. Who’s to say all demons don’t need vessels? Without one, they might as well be blobs of black/red smoke (I watch too much Supernatural).

    • T Dibbler

      From what I’ve seen of him, I think Duncan actually does like Kyle – he did what he did, because it was the plan and needed to be done, but he actually came to like Kyle in the process, and so is reluctant to hurt/kill him or his friends. (Probably other people have said this, I haven’t read the rest of the comment yet)

  • T Dibbler

    So, everyone else appears to still be unconscious, but it looks like Kyle is awake (and angry). This should be interesting.

    • After 300+ comments, most have been said before. Don’t let that stop you 🙂

      Pretty sure I’ve said things others already said too. The next person might not have read any previous comments about it.

  • Tina

    YAY THE MAIN STORY’S BACK! I’VE WAITED MONTHS FOR THIS! 😀 (Not the other stories weren’t interesting but I really missed Duncan :p )

  • Earl Patterson

    If I’m villain. I would have all them stripped to naked *evil laugh*

  • AJ V

    I never thought I’d say this but I did miss the Platinum Priestess.

  • Herr Hurbig

    Nuuu! My flyboy baby!

  • AseretZone

    Whoa, Duncan! What ARE you planning with all of them? I mean, they look nice, but what is the point? XD She’s right, this is madness!

    Kyle looks like once he gets free he’s going to beat Duncan SO hard he’ll be feeling it in 20 years.

    • Wayne Lunkwitz

      The last time actually left a mark on Duncan…..this time …….Duncan could be hurt a lot worse!

      • Klaus

        That was in Hell. Hell weakens Duncan, according to Laampros. It may also strengthen Kyle. So it is not certain that Kyle can hirt Duncan on earth. But one can hope.

        • Well, that might change while the portal is open

          • Chris Dangerfield

            And then there is that!

      • Klaus

        That was in Hell. Hell weakens Duncan, according to Laampros. It may also strengthen Kyle. So it is not certain that Kyle can hirt Duncan on earth. But one can hope.

  • Zeruk

    You think for a Sorceress who’s always talking about how she’s ‘watched humanity grow into a pile of rubbish and what-not’ would actually like Duncan’s idea!

    …But I guess you just can’ t please ALL evil sorceresses…

    • That’s what worries me. What is enough to qualify as madness to her?

      • Zeruk

        I think I’m sensing betrayals all around. But I can’t say for sure so…”Let the show begin…” ; )

      • Chris Dangerfield

        Perhaps all those cables running through the pools of water left over from Tsu’s tidal fit. Notice the minion in the back messing with the cable on the ground…

        Blow one fuse and Whammo! The battle is back on!

  • Wayne Lunkwitz

    Doesn’t matter what you do or how hard you try……women only lead you to think you can please them……IF they allow it!

  • Saxon_Brenton

    As a follow-up to the thread started by DokiDoki about the artwork for hands and what that implied about the characters’ levels of wakefullness, I finally checked the script emailed to Patreon supporters. Red Hot and Commander are described in the art directions as “coming around” (ie, regaining consciousness).

    To which I say: if Red Hot regularly wakes up with scowly face like that, then he’s going to develop age lines like nobodys business. Most likely his betrayal by Annihilator means that he’s going to be a light and paranoid sleeper for a while, and prone to waking up suddenly (waking screaming from nightmares optional). So just at the moment he’s got the unfortunate advantage of transitioning from unconsciousness to full consciousness with no muzzy ‘where am I?’ half awareness.

    • Yeah, I think Kyle is more awake than she is, but she’s 2nd to wake up. That’s definitely a wake up stretch, maybe mixed witn an ‘oow, why am I so sore?’

  • Samurai Jack

    Yay! Back at last. Since everyone has covered the state of our hero puppets, I’m just going to ask: What are the minions doing in the background there?

    • Klaus

      They are operating the high tech bondage devices. You can see how their control console is connected to the hub in the middle ground, whick is in turn connected to each of the thingamajicks.

      • Terri Sutton

        Well it would be cliché if they were so incompetent that they accidently turned it off.

        Good minions that aren’t undertrained as so hard to find.

        • Michael

          Given the reputation Evil Warlords* tend to have for killing their underlings/messengers/generals etc. for the smallest of mistakes, it’s not surprising.

          * I include PP in this. If you try to tell Sircea she can’t be a warlord because she’s a woman, she will show you exactly how warlordly she can be. She’s progressive like that. “Feminism for me, slavery for the mortals”

      • Samurai Jack

        Thanks, Klaus! I clearly wasn’t looking at the finer details of the artwork. Such a vulnerable little manifold there, waiting to be undone by Spooky’s magics. (Presumably the power dampener doesn’t work on magic, or PP would be shielded like Duncan)

      • Chris Dangerfield

        The minions are Team Silver’s DJ’s.

        It’s not like T.S. is completely heartless. They may go for the Star Trek beam of light bongage thing, but the minions get the jams going so each prisoner gets to groove to their favorite tunes.

        Except clearly something is wrong with Kyle’s. He clearly wanted Marvin Gaye’s “GOT TO GIVE IT UP” … and instead got some Rod Stewart oldies and, SEE, he is NOT happy about it.

        I’ve thrown world ending hissy fits when someone turns my music off… so I know, on such small details battles are won and lost. I wonder will happen next? 😀

        • Michael

          The minions are Team Silver’s DJ’s.

          You can’t expect a Demon Lord to rise from the depths of Hell without some sick beats in the background.

  • Ellen Harman

    Guess Cory’s going to have a long wait.

  • SofiaT

    I got abused over the phone this morning by an irate woman who kept screaming at me because she changed her mind about making a donation and wanted it refunded (even though she had already received a tax deductible receipt).

    I need a dose of Duncan to make it all better.

    • syllibub

      That sucks so hard. And I’m right there with you — it snowed today and I am not exaggerating when I tell you that what’s normally a 30-40 minute drive home took almost three and a half hours. I’m pretty sure I experienced the entire spectrum of human emotion while I sat in my car.

      So let’s see some foxy babes!

      • SofiaT

        Bring them foxy babes on!

        …and I’m so glad I don’t own a car. *pats back*

    • Saxon_Brenton

      Yeah, that sort of thing sucks. I’m thankful that I work in a workplace where when that sort of thing happens I can go do checking in of books and just hide by doing tedious manual labour rather than the customer service thing.

      But anyway, it’s camping time. Have a cup of virtual hot chocolate and a marshmallow to toast.

    • Michael

      Was it a large donation, or something pathetic like $10 or whatever?

      • SofiaT

        $30

        • Michael

          Pfft, suck it up woman, and get your tax deduction.

          (directed to the woman who was yelling at you)

          Unless she desperately needed $30 for the electricity bill or something, but if she’s running that tight a ship why is she making charitable donations in the first place?

          • SofiaT

            She lied that she never made the donation. I had the form with her details and signature on it. Offered to e-mail it to her.

            She kept screaming that we only left her $13 in her account to spend the week.

            I would have refunded it anyway but our accounts officer is not in the office today -and she wanted it done NOW. She screamed a number of choice words and that she didn’t care, she wanted it done that instant and where is my manager? When I replied that I am the manager, she used some more choice words and then said I caused her to spill her coffee on herself.

            When I put the phone down I was shaking.

            So, yeah… Some Duncan please. ASAP.

          • syllibub

            Jesus Christ. Even when the person screaming at you is obviously a moron, it’s still disturbing and sticks with you the rest of the day. I’m really sorry you had to deal with that, Sofia. (And I’m glad she spilled coffee on herself, the dipshit. I hope it was steaming.)

          • SofiaT

            >:D

          • Michael

            Boo hiss, that’s not good behaviour.

            (I am reminded, though, of a time when a customer kept me on the line for almost 10 minutes the lecture me about business ethics because our supplier failed to follow through on promised delivery dates of raw materials that we required. Yes, that’s not 10 minutes of a busy schedule wasted that I could have been using to ensure that your order was being processed urgently. What am I supposed to do when you’ve ordered a product to be made from choice island hardwood, and the ship from the island is delayed by storms? Honestly, I can give you the best estimate assuming we get the materials within a couple-days window, but when it’s delayed for a week there’s not much I can do.)

          • SofiaT

            Hell is Other People.
            (And Laampros)

          • Michael

            I’d add on to that: Hell is other people who want something from you.

            When they don’t want anything, other people can be quite pleasant. Examples include passing each other on a walking track on a nice day, gathering around the big telly at the sports bar to watch the game (when everyone supports the same team), and going to a convention or festival of like-minded individuals.

            Okay, so I don’t have many examples. They still stand, though.

    • Boo! Some people need to get a grip.

      • SofiaT

        Some people need to own their actions and not attack others because they messed up.

        • True! And it’s such a good cause. And how could they mess up with a donation? Did they mean to donate only $3?

          • SofiaT

            No, they signed up for a monthly donation and then forgot about it/changed their mind.

            It happens very often and people find all kind of excuses but rarely are they that agressive. (Usually, with such donors, I’ve come to realise that the more they lie, the more agressive they are. She couldn’t even get her story straight -first she said she never signed a donation form, then she said she signed it but it didn’t count because she didn’t authorise it (!!)

            You get all kinds.

          • Michael

            I kind of thought signing something IS authorising it. What, does she have to put a wax seal next to her signature for it to be legitimate?

          • SofiaT

            Apparently. :/

          • Just wow. I’m sorry that you had to deal with that.

  • jreed3842

    Hello campers!
    My goodness, I feel like it’s been awhile since I’ve been around the comment section!
    It seems I am always busy on camping nights… However, I’m free tonight! Woo!
    *brings s’mores*

    • Michael

      Hi Jreed! It has been hard to get to commenting on time, with the new year starting up again and all.

      Today’s news: I received in the mail a signed copy of a book from my newest author friend! We met in a group dedicated to making fun of terrible books, so she sent me an out-of-print copy of The Land of Bad Fantasy, a book that combines as many terrible cliches from fantasy novels as she could possibly cram in!

      The blurb ends with the sentence “Here,as the leader of a group of lovable misfits, Ana will become the most cynical hero in the world”

      I can’t wait to start reading!

      • jreed3842

        Ha! Awesome.
        That… actually sounds like a really fun book to read. Haha. I hope you enjoy it!

        • Michael

          There might be some copies on Amazon still, search for the author KJ Taylor. She’s an amazing writer anyway, so I’d recommend you just search for her work in general.

          • jreed3842

            Ah! Thanks for the recommendation! I’ll look her up!

          • Michael

            No problem. She sent me a free book, least I could do is give her some free publicity.

            Beside that though, she really is quite good.

    • stickfigurefairytales

      I’d love to stay, but I’m feeling so exhausted this evening that I think I need to head to bed early. 🙁

      • Hope the energy of a new page can pep you up a little. I know it can wake me up really fast when a page is uploaded in the minute I show up 🙂

      • Chris Dangerfield

        be well!

    • Hello jreed!

      • jreed3842

        Hi, Admiral Jane! 😀

  • I just can’t recommend Mozart in the Jungle enough. Just recently found this and it’s very very hard not to binge it.

  • syllibub

    I’m going to take a video game break so I’ll probably miss the page going up, but I think in honor of Sofia’s day Duncan should be shirtless on the next page. Just, for no reason. He just takes his shirt off and everyone who’s conscious is like, “…why” and even he doesn’t know — he’s just compelled to do it.

    • SofiaT

      I really, really, really like the way you think.

    • Saxon_Brenton

      I’ll probably miss the page post as well, but far the more mundane reason of ‘leaving work, paying bills, travel home’.

      Nevertheless, if you all project your thoughts at Annihilator across the fourth wall, the combined totality of your psychic powers might just get him to remove his shirt.

      • SofiaT

        Screw “calling” a lightsaber, surely The Force exists mostly to help divest hot silver foxes of their shirts. Right? …Right?

        • Michael

          “you do not want to wear that shirt” *handwave*

          “I do not want to wear this shirt”

          edit: the “combined totally of your psychic power” is more like traditional voodoo than the Force, though. One of the core beliefs of voodoo is the power of collective thought to enact curses, cures and magical activity.

          “Oh no! I’m under a voodoo curse that means I can never again wear shirts!”

          • Saxon_Brenton

            I was specifically thinking of the X-Men character Psylocke, who kept using “the totality of my psychic might” as her catchphrase for at least the 1980s and 90s. I don’t follow the x-comics anywhere near as closely as I did when I was a teenager, so I dunno if she’s still using it to the point of cliché.
            The thing about voodoo is something I had not known, and which I will now try to squirrel away for future reference.

    • Chris Dangerfield

      Okay… that entirely works for me also. Gee being gay has it’s upsides!

  • Just a heads up, folks. Vero is having a bit of difficulty getting the page uploaded, and this is one that needs to be seen in color to truly appreciate. Currently, we’re looking at a launch in 30 minutes. I’ll keep y’all posted. 🙂

    • Michael

      Thanks for the update!

    • Nate

      Worth the wait.

    • Chris Dangerfield

      Vero is worth any wait!

  • Michael

    In case any of you missed or overlooked it, I cannot recommend the books of KJ Taylor highly enough. Not only is she a new but already dear friend of mine, not only is her birthday today, but her work is seriously worth a look.

    She mostly writes young adult fantasy, but she very much bucks trends and subverts tropes. In one of her books, the “hero” chosen by destiny is a cantankerous old man who doesn’t want to have anything to do with it, and continues struggling against his destiny even as he finds himself in situations where he’s forced to fulfil it. 😀

  • Blah! I overslept. Set my timer wrong. I see below that of any day to do that, I made it anyway due to technical difficulties.

    • jreed3842

      Welcome to the party!

      • Thank you 🙂 I’m neither fully awake yet or properly dressed, but I don’t care and enjoy to be here anyway.

        • jreed3842

          Well, if I could, I would never be properly dressed…. Because I hate wearing pants. Lol.

          But! Glad you made it to the camp! 🙂

  • Nate

    Can’t camp any longer… work tomorrow.

    Hugs all around!

    • Sleep well.

    • Michael

      Sleep well, have a good day tomorrow!

    • Chris Dangerfield

      And to you!

  • Finding good things about being home on a short(-ish?) sickleave, due to hand/wrist pains in left hand, is that I don’t have to run off for the bus in 10mins today. On weekdays, where the page is uploaded a little later in the day, the timezone difference is hard on camping (and hunting) :-p

    • And I don’t have to get out in the snow and -12C/10F morning *brrrrr*

      • Oh that is cold!

        • Michael

          I have personally never witnessed such a temperature. In my life.

          Even when we drove for 4 hours to go to the ski slopes one winter.

          • We’ve gotten close here. We’ve gotten down to about 14.

          • Michael

            D:

          • It’s been that cold here at nightnfor the last few days, a few degrees colder too, but around the weekend it should get a little less cold again. Day temps are still around freezing or a little below – and feels colder when the wind blows.

            On the other side, we have never had temps above 35C/mid 90F here (in the shade) before – yet. It was close a year or two ago, but getting over 30C/90F is unusual here.

    • Michael

      Nice, it’s good to find upsides where you can.

      Hope your hand/wrist pain isn’t serious, and clears up soon.

      • It’s been an issue since november, but I’m having to realize that not giving it rest enough probably has prolonged some of it. There’s something wrong with the ligaments or tendons in my hand. Got a reference for an orthopedic clinic when I was at the doctor yesterday, so waiting for a time there now.

  • Sapfo

    Morning People!
    Hope you are doing good.

    • Morning Ms Strawberry.

      • Sapfo

        Aj Aj Admiral!
        I found your grafic on f-book every accurate. And I knew it! You are in Narnia!

        • But you’re the one in Narnia!! 😀

          • Sapfo

            Narnia is very cold! Wonder if the White Witch is at it again?
            WAIT A MINUTE!
            White Witch? Hell on earth? The Platinum Priestess?….. Oh sorry, I think my cup of coffee took over my brain there for a moment. What was we talking about again?

          • That our cool internet friends live in Narnia. But if you think I’m in Narnia and I think you’re in Narnia. Brain asplodey!

          • Sapfo

            Can I be in middle earth instead. They got some really cool elfs there 😀

          • Chris Dangerfield

            That’s my strawberry! Elf men!

          • Jeldenil

            Did you call, Chris? *points at avatar*

          • Well that would explain I haven’t found you in Narnia.

          • Sapfo

            You keep on looking for that door, my world might be behind it.

          • Ha! So many doors! Hopefully it’ll be warm by the time I find it. 🙂

          • Sapfo

            It might involve some traveling also, not just door opening.

          • True, true. 🙂

    • Morning miss strawberry.

      I’m sitting on the couch, wrapped up in my duvet, instead of being out in the cold. I’ll take that as a very good thing 🙂

      • Sapfo

        Hand over cup of coffee…. sorry all out of teas there. But you might warm your fingers on it 😉

        • That would be all the use of it for me 🙂

    • Saxon_Brenton

      Busy cheering up SofiaT with mental images of a shirtless Annihilator.
      (Sorry, just got home, and had a shower and change of clothes. Is that the state of play, or have I missed something?)

      • Sapfo

        Oh I like that!

      • SofiaT

        I have 26 minutes left before I leave work… And mentally cheering for a shirtless Duncan too!

    • syllibub

      So good. A virtual murdering spree was exactly what I needed for stress relief — plus the anticipation of a new page. Hope you’re doing well, Sapfo!

      • Sapfo

        Doing very well!
        Being a lazy ass before work, is there anything better? (yes, being a lazy ass after work XD)

      • Saxon_Brenton

        Ah, your game break went well, then.

      • Chris Dangerfield

        So few people understand stress relief! Nice.

        • Sapfo

          I prefer looking at tumblr. It keeps the body count down and let me enjoy hot sexy…. I mean kittens! I look at kittens and goats! <..>

    • Michael

      Hi Sapfo! I’m currently cooking vegetable and tuna fritters.

      They’re made of various vegetables that were cooked in pea+ham cuppasoup yesterday, tuna, cheese, and sweetcorn kernels.

    • Jeldenil

      Good morning. I just woke up from my twins. Now listening to them.play while I try to stay warm under my duvet.

    • Sapfo, I took your advice and here I am.

      Hi Everyone! Hope you are all well.

      • Sapfo

        Yay! GG Welcome to the late camping.
        Would you like something warm to drink or smutty stuff?

        • Something warm, please. I just ran out of tea.

          • Sapfo

            Warm and tasting good! Oh dear! I would love a good fika right now!

          • That includes pastries, right?

          • Sapfo

            Yes it can, but it can also be a sandwich if you are more hungry. Fika is the best thing in the world!

          • Then I’ll take a sandwich!

          • Sapfo

            (you can have a pasties after the sandwich if you want. That is totally cool during fika) 😀

          • Yay!

          • Sapfo

            Now when you are distracted by eating and drinking, I have to sneak of to work. Wish me luck ^^

          • Good luck, little strawberry!

          • Chris Dangerfield

            Total luck

          • Stay warm!!

      • Hi Gryphon!

      • Hi GG. Good to see you here 🙂

  • Hey campers – an update. Vero’s uploading issues continue. It’s going to be a bit longer. I’m estimating another 30-60 minutes. Just another heads up. 🙂

    • syllibub

      Thanks for keeping us in the loop, Alex! Sorry Vero’s having trouble — I’m sure that’s frustrating for her.

    • Jeldenil

      Thanks Alex

    • jreed3842

      NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
      I think that means I have to call it for the night. I have to work tomorrow. D: *finishes eating the s’mores and jumps into bed.*

      I hope Vero’s uploading issues don’t persist for too long!
      Enjoy the rest of your day/night, fellow campers!

      • Chris Dangerfield

        Gnite… jreed!

    • Jeldenil

      I watched Adams Family Values last night and now have strangely disturbing images in my head associated with the phrase ‘hi campers’.

      • Wednesday’s revision of the Thanksgiving feast was perfect. ^_^

        • Hi Doki!

          • Hello Gryphon! Did you get your extremely late card?

          • I did! Thank you so so so much! I’ve put it in a place of honor on the bulletin board next to this computer 🙂

          • ^_^ Sorry it was so late

          • Nope. Do not apologize. Do not! I’m just happy it arrived.

        • Jeldenil

          Wednesday is one of my earliest heroes. <3

          • Yes. I would love to be either Wednesday or Morticia…

          • Jeldenil

            I know! I played Morticia in a self-written play when I was 13.

          • Did you know there was a HP/Addams Family crossover fic? Could you imagine Harry as an Addams?

          • Jeldenil

            Not really. Harry is too boring imho :p I can imagine Malfoy as an Addams, though. And Luna.

          • Harry….made a very good Addams, though I have to admit, the purebloods reactions to the Addams showing up were awesome…it was that peculiar mix of “H*ll yes!” and “Oh F*ck!” combined that was just priceless…I think Harry adopted? Draco, Luna and Blaise?

          • Jeldenil

            I will search for this fanfic. I read a very good Harry/Draco slashfic written by one of my friends which made me see Harry in a slightly less boring way as well 😉

          • Jeldenil

            I linked you the draco/harry fic on Twitter. Part 1. You can find part 2 on the same lj.

          • Jeldenil

            Damn, I forgot that the fic I linked you is over 50 chapters long and it should come with every trigger warning possible. But still, I think it’s very good.

    • Sapfo

      I might be the only person here thinking that “Finally a camping in a decent time.” 😉
      Sorry to hear about the computer problems.

    • The longer wait meant I got to see some anvil shooting on a tv-programme. Didn’t know that was a thing, even less that it was a thing with large contests and all. The more you learn o.O

      • anvil…shooting? is that with a catapult or canon?

        • Two anvils and a pound of black powder. Anvils stacked on each other, powder is set to explode under them which makes the top anvil shoot high in the air. Points are given for each foot it rises. The shooting I just saw had the anvil almost 150 up in the air.

          • Chris Dangerfield

            Is this a myth busters thing?

          • Jeldenil

            I wouldn’t be surprised if they tried it.

          • I saw it on an episode of Auction Hunters. Where they sold a set of anvils to someone who competed in anvil shooting. I sat with a wtf-face while watching it demonstrated LOL

            ‘Murica.

          • Luke Brady

            That’s slightly more dangerous (Throwing anvils) than pumkin chunkin…

          • davefragments

            Myth busters to water heaters.

            And the all time big one, the disappearing cement truck.

          • Whoa! This reminds me of some kind of ACME Wiley Coyote/Road Runner thing.

          • I knooow. And to think US even has an anual national contest in this.. sport.

            As I said below, ‘Murica 😉

          • hhahahah!

          • LOL ..found this article with a demostration video. That last line of the article, not sure about that 😉

            http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/6396886/Anvil-shooting-the-worlds-strangest-sport.html

          • davefragments

            Those people are crazy. That much black powder can kill trapped like that.

          • That was nuts! And I agree that last line…not so much.

          • Jeldenil

            Hahaha…. oh dear.

          • Luke Brady

            I once saw a compact car get thrown by a catapult.
            Another time, a toilet.
            Another time, a clothes washer.
            People like to catapult strange things.

  • Luke Brady

    I thought that I missed camping tonight. It seems that I haven’t.
    Aside from anxious, how is everyone?

    • Chris Dangerfield

      HA! Anxious!

    • Jeldenil

      Cold and sleepy, but kindof happy that I woke up in time to camp for a change.

      • Luke Brady

        Well it’s cold here but I’m usually up this late.

        • Jeldenil

          It’s early morning here. 7.19 AM

          • Chris Dangerfield

            10:21pm here….

          • 1 25 AM

          • kuku

            hi Doki! where’s that, Hawaii?

          • Tennessee

          • davefragments

            The time in Hawaii is 8:30pm.
            I have a friend there and I keep a clock just for Hawaii on my computer.

    • Saxon_Brenton

      Anxious? No, not yet. I figure we’ve got at least one page of Red Hot throwing self-righteous snark at Annihilator before the other Young protectors even wake up for their turn. I’m pacing myself for being anxious in several pages time.

      • Luke Brady

        I kinda thought we were going to get Duncan’s Reason and Sircea’s smirk at how false she thinks it is.

        • Saxon_Brenton

          Next page, almost certainly. Then snark. Maybe we’ll even get a ‘For that insult, you’ll die!’ out of Team Silver, right before one of the other YP’s reveals that they were working on escaping while Team Silver were distracted, and blasting Team Silver while taunting them with a ‘Better villains than you have tried!’ (I read far to many Claremont comics as a kid)

  • davefragments

    Oh my stars, am I late. I almost forgot.
    It’s been a lousy few days with stomach troubles.
    I think I found a new allergy. Rats, rats, profanities.

    • Chris Dangerfield

      Grump on my good fellow you have reason!

    • Booh, hope you fell better soon. Was wondering where you were today.

      • davefragments

        Trying to rehydrate and not hurt.

    • Allergies are lousy

      • davefragments

        Half the supermarket is on that list.
        But, I don’t starve.

        • Food allergies are even worse!

          • davefragments

            I think it was one of my last little sweet things — a vanilla bean scone from Starbucks. Sigh. Don’t know why but I’ll do without.

          • Oh and a baked good too. Ah man!

          • davefragments

            I had one on Sunday. Today I made chicken stock and had chicken rice soup. Tomorrow, I’ll make a pork chop with mashed potatoes. I Don’t stave, I just eat bland.

          • At least there is that.

          • davefragments

            I ate a piece of cake with icing at Christmas because it was Christmas and while looking at a large piece of cake with a ton of icing, I wanted to eat the “penguin” (think all sugar decoration Christmas Hockey) between bits of cake and icing. Now that’s just too, too, hard to explain to people.

          • hahahahahaha!

  • Saxon_Brenton

    And now it’s my turn to beg off camping. Got to catch a bus to get to gaming this evening. Back in about 7 hours.

  • davefragments

    Late night TV is abysmal,
    At least ENCORE is repeating Spartacus from a few years ago.
    I am desperate to avoid the political news stations. I can’t take it anymore. I just can’t take it.

  • Finished baking. Up very soon. 🙂

    • Jeldenil

      Oo, exciting!

    • SofiaT

      Just got home from work! Excellent timing!

    • davefragments

      Remember, at 2am, the men in the white coats haul me off to my padded cell.
      😉

  • davefragments

    What a pile of wreckage!
    Patreon is smirking tonight!