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The Young Protectors: Engaging The Enemy Chapter 4—Page 44

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Something tells me that Tsunami is done messing around.

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So! Flyboy is now awake and the team has got their powers back! I wonder how this will change things? Can we hope for a little heroic ass-kicking?

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

 

 

  • Aww yeah!

    • Chris Dangerfield

      Ahhhhh, but then there is Mitch’s super fast big sister… I think the Mods must have a read alert light… Heeeeeeeee…

  • WooHoo!

    • Chris Dangerfield

      See Mitch wakes up and our Admiral posts super fast… do I see a connection here. Hmmmmmmmm… (?) Mysteries abound. 🙂

  • I wonder if having his powers back helped Mitch

    • I think it did. It must have been a shocker to go from nothing to suddently hearing extremely well again in a switch second.

  • syllibub

    Great news! Now about Fluffy…

  • davefragments

    The gang is waking…
    And they look really angry!

  • Looking at Mitch being up, but Spooky still down, suddently has me not worry so much for the blast. Still worried, but this page… THAT LAST PANEL!!

    Omg, I love this page. i didn’t realize how much I needed this page. I’m sitting here with a big smile on my face.

    I have just gotten a new and clear absolute fave Tsu-Tsu panel.

    • syllibub

      As much as I’m still in suspense about the effect of the explosion, this made me grin, too — I’m looking forward to more super-powered butt kicking.

    • We need poster art of that last panel! It has a Charlie’s Angels vibes

      • I’m so fan-gasming over that panel.

      • Chris Dangerfield

        Ahahahahahahahah… (now that cannot be unseen)!

  • camelotcrusade

    Looking at that amazing last panel makes me realize we need more jokes about Gordon making people wet. Because he is looking hot af!

    • stickfigurefairytales

      Haha, nice!

    • Tyler Griffin

      Well, if he’d stop offending the fans it’d be a lot easier to play with him 😛

      • Chris Dangerfield

        He’s just grumpily misunderstood. I’m sure he’ll pull it together eventually. Yes? No? Mebbe? Well I can hope. He’s sure cute in that final panel.

        • Klaus

          Some of the things he said are rather hard to interpret any other way.

          • Chris Dangerfield

            I know. I agree. I try to think he’ll work through it. I was less than pleased on the jet trip.

          • Everyone can change their mind from a belief they used to have.

    • Chris Dangerfield

      Oh well said!

  • More than the others, Mitch must have felt the effect of the powers come back. Both because he was semi-conscious, but also from the powers he has. Not the same conscious state, as example Amanda, to block out voices when it was suddently turned back on.

    Also his strength returning. That must have been an automatic dampener on his healing to have that taken away – which makes me wonder if Anni will feel that effect now, if the blast did something (temporary) to him.

    For Spooky, I hope it makes him able to heal himself faster now. He’s the more unknown factor for me since (most of) his powers are more magical orientated.

    • Chris Dangerfield

      I’m so with you. I hope he’s conscious enough to use some of his mojo on himself, since no one else really can (well except Sircea and I so don’t see that happening). There must be a bottle for this!

      • Klaus

        I wouldn’t trust her to heal Spooky.

        • Chris Dangerfield

          Indeed not.

      • If there IS anymore whole bottles around, I don’t think they should try more of those without Spooky. Otherwise things could go REALLY wrong before Laampros even arrive (one could argue that it might already have with Woody and Fluffy on the scene, and completely unpredictable).

  • syllibub

    I really want Spooky to heal and wake up — hopefully Mitch can at least get him away from the worst of the action while he takes care of himself.

    • Chris Dangerfield

      Thank you. And I want your wife’s cape to regenerate, it’s really interfering with her natural style!

  • Sapfo

    It seems like all of them are powering up again! Go Heros Go! ^^

    • TYP powers activate!

      • Chris Dangerfield

        I’ve got my part of the ring out!!!!

    • Time for Tsunami to let it rain on their parade 🙂

      • Klaus

        Ha!

      • Chris Dangerfield

        Nice! I wish I’d said that. 🙂

        • Klaus

          You will, Chris. You will.

          (Sorry, but somebody had to say it.)

          • Chris Dangerfield

            HA!

  • stickfigurefairytales

    We’re back in business!

    • Chris Dangerfield

      Is that the one where the only smart minion (Mr. Snakey – I forgot his name) gets out of the minion biz and opens a small reptile store in the midwest? Terrariums and everything? Eventually becoming so successful that he buys out the bad cupcake place next door, and expands the biz in to fishtanks and everything? Total HEA.

      The rest die horribly as a lesson to minions everywhere? I like that business.

  • Mir

    That last panel is poster-worthy. 🙂

    • bronakopdin

      absolutely!

      • Chris Dangerfield

        Yes, please!

  • Saxon_Brenton

    An observation: in the final panel Tsunami is causing the water to fall up. I’m expecting him to pool it together and do something incredibly not subtle with it on the next page.

    • davefragments

      Well, as Blood Sweat and Tears once said:
      What goes up
      Must come down

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kK62tfoCmuQ

      • Klaus

        Can Tsunami control blood, sweat and tears?

        • davefragments

          When I was at the university (years ago) the marching band used to use “Spinning Wheel” as a joke on the audience.
          I remember the big brass opening chords of the song, vividly.

    • Tyler Griffin

      Pity he didn’t just make his upward rain at bullet speed, could you imagine how much damage he do with 90mph rain drops?

      • Heh! Ever since seeing that last panel, I’ve thought of him doing that. Like Magneto with metal.

        • Tyler Griffin

          for a split second I thought that’s what he WAS doing when I saw it, lol

          • Could be. So far we’ve only seen the water start to rise in the air, rising to the call of his power. We don’t know what he’ll do with it next.

        • amusingmurff

          Similarly to that – the human body is like, 60% water. Can Gordon do things to people a la bloodbending in ATLA?

      • Chris Dangerfield

        Yeah, like dropping a penny off a thirty story building and hitting the right person (insert politician of your choice) right on the head. Yay!

      • purplefoxglove

        Could you imagine where he would most likely hit the minions with his 90mph rain drops??? O.o

    • Chris Dangerfield

      I love a good idea… 🙂

  • Tsu-Tsu looking all pumped up (no pun intended), fierce and not best of all not grumpy. It really suits him. He should try this more often.

    • Chris Dangerfield

      It IS a good look on him in that last panel.

  • jreed3842

    Oooo! I love that last panel. The detail is beauitful! It gave me chills!

  • timemonkey

    If Giant Laser Bear can keep Sircea busy a bit longer the minions here are going to be in for a world of pain and she might be in some big trouble herself.

  • Jeldenil

    Imagine being their IT guy. “Did you try switching the power button?”

  • Mitch is awake!!!!

    Spooky seems to need a little more nap time though, I hope he is “awake” soon…though maybe if he pretends to sleep Commander won’t personally yell at him for Fluffy and Woody, but then she might yell at him for pretending to nap longer than he needs to….

    • I think he used most of his powers to heal Mitch before himself. Typical Spooky.

      • Tyler Griffin

        Especially since he probably felt hella guilty about not being able to save Mitch in the first place

        • Chris Dangerfield

          Ouch. Forgot about that.

    • bronakopdin

      LOL I just started my comment the very same x’D

  • T Dibbler

    Yay! Things are looking up.

    • Chris Dangerfield

      It always perks my week up. 🙂

  • Shiny Gwilly

    YAY IT WORKED, NOW GO TEAM GO
    there is still some worry of course, but the team being back at full (ish, in terms of spooky still being down) power is a great first step at really turning things around for the better here

  • Klaus

    But is Fluke still in one piece?

  • Klaus

    But is Fluke still in one piece?

  • Klaus

    But is Fluke still in one piece?

  • Klaus

    But is Fluke still in one piece?

  • Klaus

    But is Fluke still in one piece?

  • Klaus

    But is Fluke still in one piece?

  • Klaus

    But is Fluke still in one piece?

  • Klaus

    But is Fluke still in one piece?

    • Mir

      It was his greatest sacrifice.

      Fuck, fuck i’m kidding that’s terrible please don’t kill of Fluke!

  • Klaus

    But is Fluke still in one piece?

  • Klaus

    But is Fluke still in one piece?

  • Klaus

    But is Fluke still in one piece?

  • Klaus

    But is Fluke still in one piece?

  • Klaus

    But is Fluke still in one piece?

  • Klaus

    But is Fluke still in one piece?

  • Klaus

    But is Fluke still in one piece?

  • Klaus

    But is Fluke still in one piece?

  • Klaus

    But is Fluke still in one piece?

  • Klaus

    But is Fluke still in one piece?

  • Klaus

    But is Fluke still in one piece?

  • Klaus

    But is Fluke still in one piece?

  • Klaus

    But is Fluke still in one piece?

  • Klaus

    But is Fluke still in one piece?

  • Klaus

    But is Fluke still in one piece?

  • Klaus

    But is Fluke still in one piece?

  • Klaus

    But is Fluke still in one piece?

  • Klaus

    But is Fluke still in one piece?

  • Klaus

    But is Fluke still in one piece?

  • Klaus

    But is Fluke still in one piece?

  • Klaus

    But is Fluke still in one piece?

  • Klaus

    But is Fluke still in one piece?

  • Klaus

    But is Fluke still in one piece?

  • Klaus

    But is Fluke still in one piece?

  • Klaus

    But is Fluke still in one piece?

  • bronakopdin

    Mitch is awake!!!! But Spooky is still unconcious >_<'
    and what about Paul?! (and well how worse is it actually at Duncan's?)

    But at least it all worked out!! I totally love the last panel with the confidence back in their faces 😀 Especially the guys, I think Amanda never lost hers lol

    • Yeah, I skipped it too because of the ‘two copies’ thing.

    • Klaus

      And it is not EU friendly.

      • How can you tell of it is or not?

        • Klaus

          I can’t really. But if it was, I would expect them to advertise it. What is the point if you keep it secret? It sends from the US, and they put restrictions on non-US orders. I am quite certain that it is not.

          • Ahh, with that meaning. Yeah, I agree. One thing is when copyright licences prevent the project from shipping outside US (it sometimes happens with the playing cards if someone got allowed to put art of a known brand on it), and projects that either won’t ship outside of US – or make certain conditions like this one.

            I thought you first meant special conditions for tax and/or fees for EU.
            (Hate the Danish extra strict rules + Post Danmark fee).

  • Klaus

    About Meraki: they clearly do not want readers in Europe. OK, I’ll leave them alone.

    • Columbine

      I haven’t looked at it yet (probably won’t bother now, I hate it when stuff cuts people out cos of where they’re from). Why d’you say that?

      • Klaus

        You must buy two copies if you are outside the US. And it is not EU-friendly. That is a must for me. I am not going to pay a $25 processing fee to be allowed to pay VAT for a 32 page comic.

        • Columbine

          Yeah. Great. So basically a big flashing sign saying ‘US ONLY’. I despise how American the internet is sometimes.

  • TwilightDreamer

    ooooh, resisting the urge to squeal and start bouncing around when I saw Flyboy wake up was HARD!! XD
    Oooh yeah, bring it to the villains guys!! >:D

    • Klaus

      Any reason you have to resist?

      • TwilightDreamer

        Haha! House mate was in the room…didn’t want her to think something was wrong 😛

    • somebody

      same struggle here, havn’t smiled the whole day like I did when I saw it.

      • TwilightDreamer

        😀

  • karmakat

    it’s like “ooooh yeeeeah BABY! SHOW TIME!” MOMENT.

  • Klaus

    I don’t think we have seen Tsunami’s tatoos light up this much before.

    • EyeDontNo

      I don’t think we’ve seen Tsu smile so much before.

      • Klaus

        It is not an entirely pleasant smile.

        • Chris Dangerfield

          No this is more of the “sexy I’m gonna kick your ass” smile than a “hey lets go get a beer” smile. Works for me. 😀

  • Columbine

    I love that last panel, they all very much have a look of ‘shit’s about to go down’

  • Chris Dangerfield

    Okay… ummmmm… wow.

    Apologies, I just got here so if I’m repeating anyone below, it’s my bad, as I haven’t had time today to catch up with everyone’s fun comments, but I will.

    I know I don’t usually get as eloquent as I do up top, but boy is there a lot going on in this page and it’s all emotional and incredibly appealing (except for the fact that my Spooky and Doki’s Mitch seriously need us to hug them. I’m not liking how still my Spooky is. I think he gave a lot of his remaining juju to heal Mitch. (*worried face here*). However, I know he’ll be okay because He. Is. Spooky. (MFX: dramatic music sting here).

    Then, it’s great to see where everyone is in that down shot and, boy, just when you thought Minions could not get any stupider our kids are smiling and starting to glow and they are still moving in like they are not going to get the posteriors flattened. I think we know now why they have not achieved better employment. Even with a bad job market, this just doesn’t seem like an attractive career choice. It’s either a demon snake straight jacket. Kung Fu with The Commander and Fluke or… well clearly things are going down hill for our Minions.

    I’m loving the little smile of Kyle’s, as he starts to flame a bit (no that was NOT a gay joke until you just thought of it), HA! However, In panel #5, I did enjoy that phallic dagger covering Kyle’s enjoyment of the battle. Such teasing. You three are incorrigible (please, never change).

    As always, Adam and Vero the art and staging are a true pleasure. The sense of being in emotionally close to Mitch at the start and seeing him stager to our poor Spooky. Then pulling back to see more of the stage. Then the wonderful diagonal chaos of the panel breaks reinforcing the chaos in this entire page

    The fun of the action packed together with the inevitable questions about where our villains are, where Cuddles and Woody are, how little Paul and his big stabbity steel rod is (no that wasn’t a gay joke either, until you just thought of it, HA!).

    We just know that Sircea is suspiciously missing, and I don’t think for a minute she taking a break for a cool drink in a coconut with an umbrella or out cape shopping. So, Alex has still left us with too many questions… TURN THE PAGE!!!! 🙂

    Finally that last panel is one of those uber-cool shots that should magically get larger (just like Wall-Paper size) and become one of those Wonderful Wednesday or Fabu-Friday Patreon things. Just a little cool something in all of Alex’s downtime (yow, I felt that dirty look). Seriously just ’cause it IS super cool and Tsu is looking extra super sexy hot (actually that was just GAY… no joke involved).

    As always, you three, thank you for all the effort. When we go back and read through the whiplash tension in this battle it’s pretty dang amazing the changes we go through and Laampros still hasn’t arrived at the party and I hear he’s bringing the beer! So, party games yet to happen. Yay!

    Fantastic fun and, as always, a high point of my week. I’m going to dream that tomorrow is Friday… oh and that a Minion steps on another one of Spooky’s bottles and EVERYONE’S uniform disappears in the best sort of NSFW way. That’s way better than the “finding myself naked while trying to give a speech at high school graduation. So, that’s my dream tonight and I’m sticking with it. Thank you all.

    • Klaus

      Keep dreaming long enough, and it will come true. The one about it being Friday, that is. Not the one about the clothes disappearing.

    • One day we’re going to have a good talk about your ‘my Spooky’ claim, mr. Cutting In >.>

      (Then again, even though I said that first, I don’t think Spooky will agree to just one person’s ‘my Spooky, so we could agree he’s our Spooky)

      Otherwise I agree with you 😉

      • purplefoxglove

        I second that 😉

  • AseretZone

    Okay, wow, I had to really catch up. Parenting, phew! Can you believe my little guy is 1 now?

    Anyways, about the comic. Uhh, to put it simply, DRAMA! Smash goes the glowy thing, powers are back, Mitch is up, and Spooky is still down but somehow STILL has his hat. Amazing.

    And what’s good ol’ PP up to? And what will Daddy Dearest do about the interruption? Is Anni in big trouble? Is Kyle?

    I like that bottom panel, can it be available as a poster to buy?
    And when can I buy a physical copy of TYP?

    • Wait? He’s a year now? Damn time has flown quickly.

      • AseretZone

        I know, it’s insane! He’s close to walking, too!

        • Klaus

          My cousin’s grandson was born in November. It is amazing how fast they change at that age. One week the father is playing a game with the child where he holds up a cloth diaper so that his son can’t see him, then pulls it down so he can. Next week it is the boy holding the cloth. The youngest are such fast learners.

          • AseretZone

            He’s learning to high-five, so soon he’ll be doing patty-cake. 🙂 And he can say “Kitty cat”, “Ducky”, and “Mommy” so far. Trying to get him to say “Dada”, and I think my mom is “Baba”.

            He’s very talkative, and can climb up and down furniture and stairs with ease! I swear, nowhere is safe unless I put up a gate! XD

            Now, if only I could teach him to stop throwing food and drinks when he’s done with them…

          • Chris Dangerfield

            You mean we’re supposed to stop throwing food and drink? When was someone going to tell me? It certainly explains the looks I get in restaurants.

            Congrats on surviving the first year. All my friends with kids say it’s a roller coaster for the parents as much as the kids.

          • AseretZone

            Don’t make me call you “Thor”, I’ve been calling Nate “Thor” every time he does that because of what Thor did in the first movie. When he was done with his coffee, he threw it on the ground and it shattered. (Thank goodness I use plastic!)

            Oh man, it really is. I do not choose my own bedtime anymore. XD He’s very needy, very energetic, and I have to race to keep up with him!
            And thanks. 🙂 It’s been a wild ride, and it’s barely started!

        • That’s so awesome!

      • LOL… I had actually written the exact same sentense, then scrolled an inch down before posting, and saw your line. So didn’t post it 🙂

    • I agree, the last panel is totally rad

  • Will Parkinson

    That last frame gives me shivers of antici……pation.

  • Nate

    Yay for awake Mitch and a lovely last panel.

    (But I’m still worried about Paul & Spooky.)

    • Klaus

      No green glow around Spooky. He is not healing himself, as he was while held by the containment field.

      • Chris Dangerfield

        Oh that makes sense damn-it! Now, I’m more worried.

      • timemonkey

        Considering he healed himself and Mitch he may have just been too tired to get back up and passed out.

        • Klaus

          But how much did he heal himself? How badly wounded is he now? That is what I would like to know.

          • timemonkey

            Well, he was healing himself even while they were all hanging in the air, and if Mitch has been healed enough to get up by now Spooky’s probably fine.

    • Earl Patterson

      I’m not worry about them. Good guys always win

  • Wildroses

    Well, the fact they are going: “Sweet. Powers are back” and not “Oh no we are in terrible danger from the explosion” or “Oh no Fluke looks hideously hurt!” is a good sign. I checked the last comic, and Tsunami and Kyle could see what was happening. I’ll be fascinated to see what sort of action Mitch decides to take. Will he throw himself into the fray or fly the vulnerable Spooky to safety?

    • With his speed he can do both, but he can’t risk getting Spooky too far away, so maybe just move him to the plane or out of thr clearing they’re in.

    • Saxon_Brenton

      Hmm. Good question on Flyboy. On the one hand, we know he’s got obsessive compulsive heroing disorder, and would be itching to take down bad guys. On the other, he did say that he was smart enough not to be the headstrong kid who tries to prove himself and ends up making things worse.
      So, yeah, like Danish says, maybe quickly get Spooky out of immediate danger and then go back to providing oversight and intel for Commander? I mean, thanks to Fluke the plan is actually feasible again. I’m not sure I buy it, however. Maybe by some amazing luck there’s a bank shot that just falls into place and which Flyboy can use.

  • Dennis Grace

    Awesomeness abounds. O—but wait—what happened to Fluke and Duncan? I suppose Fluke’s luck probably threw him clear, but did that blast shred the Annihilator’s viscera—or just most of his costume?

  • Klaus

    Normally this explosion would have split Paul into 100 pieces, but due to incredible luck, he was only split into 20.

    • timemonkey

      19 of which were pieces of hair.

      • Klaus

        If he is lucky.

  • Klaus

    The big question is now: will the Platinum Priestess manage to keep the Not-a-bear occupied, or will our heroes have to fight it?

  • amusingmurff

    Is it bad that just when things are starting to go well for our heroes, my brain immediately thinks, “Whelp, something is going to go horribly wrong in the next 3.6 seconds”?

    Especially since we don’t see Fluke or Anni on this page at all

  • Vaira

    RedHot: Loook, I’ve got my fire back!
    Tsunami: Loook, I’ve got rain!
    RH: Not funny!

  • Mary Klemzak

    Also, Tsunami. Lady boner. Hnnnnggggggg

  • Toli Bera

    The Nyoom is back! =========(> owo)>

  • Keneu

    Love this page, especially Tsunami’s face on the last pannel ♥ Hope everything turns out ok for the team, although Spooky doesn’t look so well and Mitch still has blood in the mouth after being healed…

    Went shopping for new glasses today and now I have a mental image of Duncan reading a newspaper article about his crimes with glasses on, because he’s starting to suffer from long-sightedness due to age. If the deal with Laampros is completed he won’t need them, but I think he’d look good.

  • Jason Moon

    What does that make them?

    BIG DAMN HEROES!

    Ain’t they just?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zKqAbfxFsQ

  • D. G.

    Woo hoo!!! Yes!!!

  • Megan Staples

    Mitch is alive and aawake, thank heaven, I was afraid he was really bad hurt or dead.

  • Kate G

    What floats like a butterfly and stings like a bee? THE YOUNG PROTECTORS!

    They’ve got their powers back and boy are they angry. I suggest running.

  • I think the last panel would make a great “Charlie’s Angels”-style poster!

  • Valja

    Wooooow Tsunami looks so badass here!! I love glowing tattoos <3
    A question though (sorry if it may sound silly): if the team members couldn't use their powers, how come Spooky managed to partly heal himself and Mitch?

    • Klaus

      It does not work on magic. Sircea had her powers as well. Duncan needed a special gadget to dampen the dampener effect.

  • Pikinanou

    Someone has just opened a big can of TSU-TSU! You show dem, Papa Bear!

  • LauraMoyer

    Is Tsunami Maori by any chance??? Those markings look strikingly similr to that culture, he more I think about it…

    • Klaus

      He is a Samoan.

  • Another quiet Friday night at the campfire. ^_^

  • davefragments

    Hey, hey, hey.
    Guess what I found on AMAZON:

    A Chinese made towel for the Stanley Cup winning Buffalo Bills.

    • stickfigurefairytales

      Speaking of the Stanley Cup… congratulations!!!

      • davefragments

        Thanks.

  • davefragments

    It’s Friday Night totally silly time:
    These inventions are the results of a marketing gone wild.
    The winner of the “Most Disgusting Award” is a complete canned chicken with bones.
    The winner of the “I’m with stupid” award is “zero calorie water” …

    https://www.buzzfeed.com/alexfinnis/the-worst-ideas-ever?utm_term=.eorwQ6May#.ej3vX1lBR

    • I feel stupid just looking at that.

      • davefragments

        I will never look at a dog’s butt without smirking again

        • Ha! I don’t know what dog would put up with that.

          • davefragments

            It’s unforgivable, absolutely unforgivable.

            My Mother once insisted that our family poodle wear winter snow booties so the ice wouldn’t get in her paws. The damn things slid on the floor and the poor dog’s four feet just went out like a cartoon. Those booties didn’t last.

          • I tried booties on the dog once, his health wasn’t great and well we thought maybe it would protect him some. Nope.

          • davefragments

            How about the baby poo alarm that makes noise when the diaper is filled?
            What person with any self-respect would put that on a baby?

          • I don’t think I want to know. And the canned chicken?

          • davefragments

            about 4 or 5 pounds in a giant can with skin bones and all.

            My stomach revolts at the thought, my bowels quiver, my eyes glaze over. There ain’t enough gravy in the world to cover that sin. Starvation would be more respectable.

          • No, it was worse that Spam.

          • davefragments

            I have a friend who retired to Hawaii and they have “gourmet” recipes for Spam. It’s like the Island delicacy.

          • I’ve heard that. I watched a Rachel Ray episode where she went to Hawaii and there was spam everywhere

          • davefragments

            It’s true. There was nothing like Spam and apparently that type of seasoned potted meat was a staple during WW2.

  • OKay, question, should a fanfic still be classified male/male if they make one of them a female?

    Example: There is a fic that keeps popping up in my Harry Potter m/m search on Ao3. It is listed as m/m, the pairing is Harry/Severus. Good so far right? However, it is also a Fem!Harry fic. Should it still be considered m/m if they made one of the male characters a female?

    • Uh…They turned Harry into a woman?

      • Yepp

        • Then Imma say that it’s not longer m/m. How can it be?

          • Doki asked the author of said fic, Doki hasn’t gotten an answer yet.

          • I’ll be interested to know what they say if they answer.

          • Doki would too. It has been a few days, but I did see that they had posted another chapter.

          • They might not answer. Which I’ll think to be suspicious

          • I am not expecting them to answer back, I think they have it under the m/m just to get people to read it.

          • stickfigurefairytales

            That would be my guess as well.

          • davefragments

            Those people have too much time on their hands.

            However, I did buy the Buffalo Bills Stanley Cup towel as a joke for my Niece’s kid. He’s a goalie in the local hockey leagues.

          • davefragments

            oops, that wasn’t the right answer, was it.
            Dummy me!

          • stickfigurefairytales

            That’s okay – I still knew what you were talking about. ^_^

          • That’s what I was thinking as well

    • syllibub

      Nah, I don’t see why someone would classify it as M/M if it…clearly isn’t?

    • davefragments

      As a transgender?
      Or simply reinvent Harry as Harriet at birth?

      • Nope, Female from birth and not even a “Harry/Hari” name either. This isn’t the first fic where Harry has a different name, so that doesn’t bother me too much.

        • Eris, elder daughter of Nyx

          That’s . . . so weird.

          And for the record, I’m going with, “For it to be m/m, there must be two males involved.”

        • davefragments

          I don’t think that’s M/M

    • stickfigurefairytales

      I don’t think it should be classified as male/male in that case.

      • *glomps sitck*

        • stickfigurefairytales

          *glomps back* Hi Doki!!

          • *snuggles* I need to get out of my house for a bit, just a few days…..Daniel can look after Grandmother for a few days without anything happening right?

          • stickfigurefairytales

            Come to Ohio and hang out with me!

          • I would if I had 1) a car and 2) money

          • stickfigurefairytales

            Those are always major stumbling blocks, aren’t they? OTL

          • yeah. T-T

  • I still have to make dinner, but I’m checking in and setting up. I just want to get off my feet, but then again, I’m a lazy ass.

  • stickfigurefairytales

    Well, I’m finished with my run of travels for the time being, so I should hopefully be back to regular camping again. Also – this Sunday, my sports team is in the Final Battle to Win Sports! So excited!!!

    • Yay for more Sticki and yay for Sports team Sporting!!

      • stickfigurefairytales

        😀 Yay for Admiral too!

  • G’morning. I’m having one of those moirnings where it’s just: *groan* Why is it (already) morning? Uuugh, it’s… who speed up the time?

    And this on a day with plans from now ’til after midnight xD

    • davefragments

      Fridays can be that way.

      • Which is now saturday for me. See? Where did the sleeping hours dissapear to? I can’t feel them 😉

        • davefragments

          I just looked at my clock things and realized its your Saturday. A friend of mine woke me early today and I’ve been dragging all day. But then, he cleaned out the gutters of the house and I didn’t have to.

    • Morning Danish!

    • stickfigurefairytales

      Poor Danish – I’ll be wishing strength your way.

    • Morning Ms. Wolf

      • Morning from here. Sounds like you’re making yummy food.

  • Tripping Over you has updated! http://trippingoveryou.com/comic/she-could-help/

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  • davefragments

    Fluffy is back with those fridge laser beams

  • davefragments
  • Justin White

    So it was a lie, apart of me wish it wasn’t. Well lets go team.