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The Young Protectors: Engaging The Enemy Chapter 4—Page 52

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Good question!

I’ll talk more about this next week, but I’m going to be with the Prism Booth at SDCC, so if you’re going to San Diego Comic Con, please be sure to stop by and say hello. 🙂

So! Spooky gets a big hug from Kyle! (And Spooky-Kyle shippers get a little wind for their sails…) But now it’s time to find out what happened to The Annihilator — and Fluke! Is Duncan still a threat? Is Fluke still alive? Are Kyle and Spooky going to make out right now?

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

(Oh, and I want to thank each of you personally for taking time away from Pokemon Go to read this page of The Young Protectors. May you catch them all.)

 

  • HUGGINGS HUGGINGS!!!

  • Eris, elder daughter of Nyx

    Yes, that is the question: WHERE IS DUNCAN?!

    • Saxon_Brenton

      Oh, you know. Lurking about. Scheming malevolently. [waves hand vaguely] Supervillain stuff.

    • camelotcrusade

      I mean, after that blast? Fixing his hair. Or finding it, and putting it back on.

  • Um… Now kiss?

    • Eris, elder daughter of Nyx

      This gets all the upvotes.

      Also:

      Yessssss

      • I know right?! There needs to be Kyle and Spooky snogging.

        • davefragments

          more snogging

  • …….Spooky’s coat!!!

    • It’s a lot shorter now it seems.

      • T-T

        • I don’t think it was sentient, so he should be able to replace it. Though, finding or adding in all those extra pockets is gonna be a pain. Unless he has a whole closet full of them.

    • Mir

      Eh, i’m sure he’s had to replace it at some point. If not, i’m sure there could be a bottle in there to help spruce it up. A tailor demon, perhaps?

  • davefragments

    Where did that page come from?

    And where, as they ask, did Duncan run to?

    • See! Always wrong. heeee!

      • davefragments

        I was going to add one of my speculations but the page popped up.

        Is it possible that Duncan was blown into the Hell Dimension and right now is being abused by Laampros?

  • Eris, elder daughter of Nyx

    Also, Kyle calls him “Duncan” rather than “the Annihilator,” hmmmmmmm?

    *wiggles eyebrows*

    • Saxon_Brenton

      Maybe that explains the somewhat surprised look on Spooky’s face.

      • It is a good question considering how fast he is and has run around punching them all out. But yeah, I’m sure that was the last question Spooks was expecting.

    • timemonkey

      Using his real name robs him of his mystique and intimidation factor.

      • bandanajack

        and conversely humanizes him…

    • davefragments

      Kyle and Duncan were, bumping fuzzies (as they say) and both were enjoying it.

    • David Welbourn

      Yes, I raised a mental eyebrow at Kyle’s use of “Duncan” there. Obviously Kyle still has feelings for the big guy.

    • bandanajack

      as have i for the past several episodes…

  • Kate G

    Spooky hugs!!!!!!

    Can I just say I <3 panel 3? Look at all the Spooky love. <3 <3 <3

  • timemonkey

    What if Duncan lost an arm in the explosion? Say the one with the spell that ties this all; together?

    • davefragments

      It would be a huge and dreadful shame if Duncan ended up like Eugene from PREACHER.

  • Had to laugh out loud and scare the pets at your reference to Pokemon Go, Alex. See you in Brooklyn, NY in about a month!

    • Looking forward to it! (And be sure to remind me of your Disqus name so I can make the connection when I see you! 🙂 )

      • davefragments

        You have read that Pokemon Go kinda rapes your phone because it has access to anything and everything on it? It’s a telemarketer’s dream app…

        • Kinda the reality for so many apps, especially some you installed before 2016. Some later apps are more ‘restrained’, after Google play sewed some of the worst out for how much they wanted access to (but older apps, and once you said yes, it counts).

          • davefragments

            I don’t play on my phone. I do search locations and read Wikipedia for the symphony music but that’s about it. Most of the time I have my computer handy and it’s on the house’s network.

  • Saxon_Brenton

    Re: Pokemon. Some of us aren’t in the United States, Australia or New Zealand and can’t play Pokémon Go yet; Some of us are at work, and can’t play right now; Some of us are Luddites and don’t play games on their phones at all; And some of us have had our phones wrecked by the virus which causes the virtual pokemons to attack you and disables the camera to indicate that you’ve been killed. 😛

    • davefragments

      Oh my. That last part is not good, not good at all.

      • Saxon_Brenton

        Then it’s a good thing it’s merely a plot bunny for a story I thought up last night 🙂

        • davefragments

          Disabling the camera would be a disaster of almost biblical proportions for some. I don’t take that many pictures. However, the worst disaster would be a virus that destroy Twitter. Some people can’t function without twitter.

          • Shhhhhhhh!!! That Twitter-suggestion is a horror story. I don’t need that this time of day D:

    • Soirbleu

      ❤️
      Luddites
      🙂

      • Saxon_Brenton

        Full disclosure: I fall under ‘Luddite’. (Technically I also count for the ‘At work’ category too, but the point is I wouldn’t be tempted by it.)

        • Soirbleu

          I also fall under Luddite category.

  • Marcus Dionte Scott

    Kyle: “Where’s Duncan?”
    Spooky: I know where I’d be if I were him*Hentai-stares at Kyle’s Super-Saiyan-bounce-level booty*
    ALL UP IN DAT AZZ!!!

  • Good thing that Spooky is almost back at 100%, or that breath-taking hug would not have been fun. That is some HUG 🙂

    Panel 1, 2 & 3 is adorable, more adorable and most adorable. Seriously, except for a touch of blood, Spooky in panel 3 is so sweet and gorgeous. That close-up and angle makes me feel like I’m hugging him too. Adam did an awesome work with my emotions on this page.

  • Rick T

    He got blasted to hell in the explosion! Laampros Ba Sukoth Ba Suggoroth!

  • SchalaRenee

    Even my girlfriend wants a naked Spooky-casting-sexy-spell naked pin up…you know your art is amazing when lesbians want to see naked men. C’mon, we’ll BOTH donate to Patreon for that!

    ….I also want to see naked PP…perhaps making out with Commander. Completely crack pairing, but sexy.

    • bandanajack

      that’s the thing about ships, they don’t have to be logical, you could ship supergirl and pp…

  • bandanajack

    ABOUT FRAKKING TIME, kyle !!

  • Shiny Gwilly

    NOW GROUP HUG SPOOKY, but gently
    this page is really cute though
    but interesting to me that Kyle asks about Duncan (as Duncan and not Anni, for one) and not about Fluke
    he has to know that Fluke was the one that destroyed the blocking machine, right? maybe he caught a glimpse of the explosion? it was an explosion, though they were busy at the time…

  • bandanajack

    question for @adam… has there been a deliberate effort to slowly age kyle up? he seems to be looking more like grown man lately, or at least on the cusp, and less like a teen.

    • timemonkey

      I’d say it’s more body language really.

    • I’m with Timemonkey (without knowing Adam’s answer). Kyle has gone through a new maturity, and has gained more confidence. That does a lot to ‘age’ a guy, as Fluke said that, despite him being a year younger than Kyle in age, Kyle was the youngest of them mentally.

      I think Adam has done a brillant work with showing this process.

    • bandanajack

      i’m still going to wait for adam’s response, or for that matter alex’s since he sets the tone for adam. the point was the shift from teen to man i perceived a real thing, or just a quirk of the particular art. remember folks, kyle is a character, his appearance is dictated by the author and the artist and is not taking place internally. if alex so wishes, all the characters can remain eternally young. think archie andrews.

      • timemonkey

        Of course, but it’s also only been a few weeks since the start of the comic. A bit of growth could have happened since then but not much.

        • bandanajack

          that was a LOOOONG few weeks, try months, and comics do not usually move in real time.

          • timemonkey

            There was a one week time skip from the date between Duncan and Kyle, and this is the next day. No other time skips were mentioned. I assume there were at least a few days between the prologue and the start of the first chapter but it’s not stated.

  • Hours Left

    Too cute.

  • Journey Saintel

    1) I want Spooky-Kyle to be end-game with every fiber in my being, but judging by the YP cover that’s not happening.
    2) Your acknowledgement of PokemonGO gave me life. #TeamValor

  • Fabulous Alien

    That hug has got to be the sweetest thing ever…

  • jreed3842

    The Spooky and Kyle hug panel is a adorable.
    Man the Spooky/Kyle ship has sailed so far from port that there is no way it’s ever coming back!

  • Wyrmidon

    He called him Duncan! Be still my foolish heart….

    • Brian Hopkins

      Why isn’t it “Where’s Fluke?”

      • timemonkey

        Because Duncan is strong and fast enough to knock them all out in a couple seconds? Gotta make sure he’s beaten into submission first.

      • Wyrmidon

        Exactly! 🙂 Priorities, he has them.

  • TwilightDreamer

    awww!! <3 These two are too damn adorable! XD
    Haha, Kyle got strength :P….good question though, where'd that sneak get to…

  • Jeldenil

    The last panel does look like Spooky could pull Kyle into a tongue-tangle any moment. But yeah, they need to find Paul and Kyle’s evil ex first.

  • Klaus

    Tick tock!

  • AseretZone

    I still think he’s making out with Fluke. >.>
    Anyways, I really adore this page. All the happiness! Until he remembers his stupid silver fox ex, at least. Spooky looks like he’s wondering why Kyle got distracted. KISS HIM, KYLE!

    (Don’t worry, I don’t have Pokemon GO yet. XD But I’ll be sure to keep reading even when I do have it! Motherhood isn’t keeping me away, so I doubt Pokemon-catching will!)

  • karmakat

    hum okaaaay guys.

    joy and party generally waits AFTER all the rest has been settled. not only flupke is still unseen BUT THE TIMER IS STILL NOT STOPPED.

    • AseretZone

      Good point, they still have to save the people. Maybe Commander is already on it with Tsunami?

      • karmakat

        since they absolutely DIDN’T follow the plan at first, even if they actually could have. i am certainly not holding my breath.

        commander had said a plan never resist first contact with enemies. but their plan COULD HAVE if they had tried to follow it.

        so right now i am not holding my breath.

        • Adam Black

          The plan was flawed, and had no backup

          • karmakat

            she had one back up technically. and it wasn’t flawed as much as not even tried past the very start.

          • timemonkey

            It was definitely flawed. But they assigned the wrong person to do the wrong task.

          • karmakat

            well i am sorry but she was supposed to only distract platinum blonde, and while spooky did what he had too in blocking the other one. he had to normally throw one of his potions on her too but instead just kept on turning his side into a “wet dream” of tentacle fight if i dare say. so what happened to that?

            if he had done his part normally it would have gone a lil better at least i think.

            but moment they jumped into the fray they all forgot about the plan. it was pretty much “a plan? what plan?”

          • timemonkey

            She was distracting the Platinum Priestess, the entire time. She was under psychic attack the entire time until Duncan knocked Amanda out. And Spooky couldn’t stop to toss vials because he was using all his focus to keep Duncan restrained, the plan under-estimated Duncan’s strength.

          • karmakat

            i am sorry but he did send a vials of those “baby dragons” to one of the guy that tried to attack him. so the whole time he was smiling and toying with Duncan he could have done the same to her and avoid all the rest. i like spooky don’t misunderstand me. it’s just they all went with their teenager’s behaviors and no one followed the plan.

          • timemonkey

            You keep saying nobody followed the plan when all you’ve got is one instance of Spooky maybe not doing as much as he could have. Maybe. Everyone else did exactly as they were supposed to.

          • karmakat

            okay then did tsunami took care of the timer when he the ring was down? did kyle used has much strength as he could on plantinium blonde? it’s like he was flame patting her compared to what he did after. did their fearless leader reminded them to stay on plan? only one that did was the poor kid that nearly got killed for that while he could have been damn help actually.

          • timemonkey

            See, the problem is you. You’re underestimating the power of the villains. Yes, Kyle was blasting her with everything he had, and Tsunami didn’t go for the timer because Kyle needed him as back up because Sircea was just that powerful. It took all three of Kyle, Gordon and Amanda just to keep her off balance for a bit. There was no point in Amanda reminding people to stay on plan’ because they already were, the plan wasn’t working.
            If it wasn’t for Fluke’s luck powers during round two Sircea would have killed them all. In the end they only won because the Giant Laser Bear exhausted her so she couldn’t hold them off anymore.

          • karmakat

            okay sorry i DARED touching your beloved characters while just providing constructive criticism and not bashing.
            and sincerely you just proved my point that spooky should have done his bottle throw so amanda could have done something else.

          • timemonkey

            There’s a difference between constructive criticism and incorrect criticism. Criticising the characters is fine, we all do it, but you couldn’t back up any of your accusations, which was the problem.

          • karmakat

            it seemed to me you backed them up just fine in the latest point. and i did point other reasons before.
            so now let’s just agree to disagree and try to act like adults okay?
            you see some stuff i see others. point.
            we all humans entitled to our point of view.

            last i checked at least.

          • timemonkey

            I actually didn’t back up your points. But I’m done arguing in circles.

          • Ok everyone this particular conversation has gone on long enough and I’m closing this thread. Any further comments will be deleted.

            Please remember this community works as well as it does because we strive to remain respectful of each other in our comments. Yes, we can have disagreements, but attacking each other is against the more than generous commenting policy.

          • I’m also going to add the link the the Comment Policy here for people’s reference:

            http://webcomics.yaoi911.com/comment-policy/

            Just so we’re clear, criticizing the actions of the characters (or even my writing) in these Comments is completely OK. It’s also OK for another commenter or commenters to disagree with that criticism. As long as the commenters use a respectful tone with each other, it’s all good. If the tone becomes disrespectful, regardless of who started it, then the moderators will need to intervene.

            In particularly, let’s please be careful of “you-statements” — those tend to be especially inflammatory. I talk about what I mean by that in the Comment Policy that I linked to above, so I’d appreciate it if folks took a moment to review that again. It might seem like a small thing, but I’ve found it really makes a big difference.

            Anyway, as always, I really appreciate everyone’s commitment here to keeping these discussions productive and fun. I personally know a lot of comics creators who refuse to read the comments because of the tone of what they find there. But y’all are awesome, really the best, and I always look forward to hearing what you have to say. You rock. 🙂

          • Stephen Hutchison

            Do you really think Platinum Priestess could be distracted or even bothered by happy snake demons? She’d probably turn them back on the other Young Protectors. She IS familiar with magic, after all.

            Spooky’s job was to keep Duncan contained. He managed it, mostly, though Duncan managed to hit him with several shuriken in the leg, and eventually broke loose when Platinum Corset zapped Flyboy.

  • Mary Klemzak

    So adorable! If it wasn’t for the baddies, they’d actually be able to do more. *sighs*.

    Also, be careful out there with Pokemon Go. Starting to get some horror stories. I never was into the Pokemon/Digimon phase. I admit I’m curious, but it looks worse than texting and driving. Be sure to look up regularly. Pay attention to your surroundings.

    Ahem. Now back to the shipping. Forever Team Red Spooky!

  • Mir

    Kyle asking the question we’ve all been wondering.

    Really sweet hug, i’m glad we got this out of all the chaos.

  • Spooky is going to switch the situation totally.

  • bronakopdin

    wow what fanservice 😀
    I’m still hoping for DuncanxKyle but this sure is a nice imagination, too ^^
    from the flow of things I guess we’ll finally see Paul and Duncan next page!

    And omg, as much as I love Pokemon I’m quite happy that it didn’t release in Europe yet (or at least in Germany)

    • endymion

      Well everyone is running around and catching em here anyway, so it doesn’t really make a difference whether it’s officially released or not. I’m surprised you haven’t noticed (or maybe it’s just not that spread in your area).

      Grüße aus Bayern!

      • bronakopdin

        well no here noone is running around x’D But I’m not exactly living in an area with lots of rich people aka people who can give all their kids a smartphone ^^’

        Grüße aus MV und von der Ostsee 🙂

        • endymion

          Hah! This just in: Pokémon GO is now available in Germany

  • Earl Patterson

    Awww so sweet! Kyle & Spooky!

  • Aitsuki

    D’aww, big best-buddy hug time! <3 So happy~

  • Dennis Grace

    Yeah, where the hell is Duncan?

  • Now kiss. :p

    This is probably a “oh crap where’d he go” reaction from Kyle, yes?

  • D. G.

    So nice the typ get a break from the battle. And celebrate spookys return to it.

  • Stephen Hutchison

    1) Yes, where IS Duncan? 2) btw where is Fluke? 3) tick tick tick tick … box o’people there, guys.

    Also, my phone isn’t supported. WHY IS MY PHONE NOT SUPPORTED? Jerks.

    • Takehai

      I has the same problem. Upon investigation, it turns out that you need 2GB of _free_ RAM to run the game. I only have 2GB of RAM (total) on the phone. I guess it might be time to upgrade. . .

      • Stephen Hutchison

        I’m already dealing with that space issue … grr. I guess upgrade time is coming soon.

  • amusingmurff

    Kyle would be good at CinemaSins

    • Tyler Griffin

      Bwahahahahaha!

      • amusingmurff

        I’m pleased to have so amused you 🙂

  • purplefoxglove

    Can we have a mash-up of all the hugging panels on this page and page 31 chapter 3 as a poster? Pretty pretty please? *stares dreamily at panel 2*

    • Journey Saintel

      Seconded!

  • Time for Tsu-Tsu to break those wires in the glass cage, and then Mitch can fly the whole thing away – keeping them out of most harms way – if they don’t have time yo break the thing before Laampros might come through the gate.

    Hell will break loose, literally, if that part is still happening, Team Silver there or not.

  • Austin King

    Once I shipped Spooky/Kyle sort of for fun.
    Now I ship it for real.

  • Jonni

    Never underestimate the Duncanator.

  • Jonni

    Enter the Super-Hug

  • The ship must sail!!! X3
    And you should probably find Duncan to make sure he’s not doing anything bad…

  • Jason Moon

    I had to chase some PokeGoer’s off of my site a few hours ago. They were nice about it, and I wasn’t aggressive or anything, but this is going to be a strange week.

    • The big problem is the not-so-safe/smart places that Pokemons appear. Just a couple mentions are building sites (where peolple try to get in), big roads, and a Jewish Holocaust museum is asking people not to go around catching Pokemons there. Apparently it’s turned out to be a hot spot. Inappropriate.

      • Jason Moon

        The app and game will, no doubt, go through some fine tuning.

  • Nate

    Told you he was in glomping position. 😀

  • Pikinanou

    Don’t break his ribs, Darling! 😀

    • Yup, they just healed 🙂

    • Klaus

      My thoughts exactly.

  • Takehai

    I know most people are thinking Kyle is worried about Duncan for romantic reasons (this is where I would lean as well, personally), but there are also very good tactical reasons to be worried as well. Duncan almost single handedly took out most of the group last time. He’s nearly invulnerable, super fast, super strong, and has a healing factor. If Duncan was of a mind to, and not unconscious (or dead), he could do so again. So, there could be more than one reason for Kyle to be asking. . .

    • Saxon_Brenton

      I agree. I feel that Red Hot is being professional and focusing on the tactical implications of there still being a supervillain (with the speed and strength to ambush the heroes and complete reverse the YP’s current triumph) on the loose, and its merely a Freudian slip that he says “Duncan” rather than “Annihilator”. But it’s such a telling Freudian slip.

  • Tyler Griffin

    RED BUTT!

  • Eira Rose

    Ah, this is cute! I don’t ship it necessarily, it’s just happy and sweet… and I really like that!

  • davefragments

    Today, the Tour de France climbs Mont Ventoux and that is always a distraction to everything. However, tomorrow, I can’t wait to find out the answer to the question that we all are thinking — this was too easy a victory. Are we celebrating too early or is that my normal cynicism?

    Personally, I think Duncan is hiding in the bushes trying not to bleed too much. I think he went up vertically and came down (live gravity insists) with a splat.

    I fear for Fluke, too.

    • davefragments

      And there was controversy and bad things happening on Mont Ventoux.
      I hope that isn’t presaging a bad thing for our new page tomorrow night.

      • Klaus

        Much worse happend in France yesterday.

        • davefragments

          Yes, sadly. I wish the crash in the TDF on Ventoux had been the only problem yesterday.

  • Lucia Laila

    i fear for fluke AND DUNCAN

  • PreludeToA

    Bad feeling about this!

    • Galopa WXY

      omg really? <3

  • T Dibbler

    Does Mitch get a hug? He was hurt badly enough to need magic healing too.

    • Klaus

      After they rescue the sacrificial victims

    • timemonkey

      You’ve guessed the plot to the last chapter, just everyone taking turns hugging.

  • Toli Bera

    “Where’s Duncan? We have some serious making out to catch up on.”

  • davefragments

    I”m early tonight. Who’s camping?

    • Just got dinner cooking, so I’m here. Sorta. Trying to get in a little writing. I want to get this story done before the end of the month.

      • davefragments

        I just made a chicken breast sandwich with some roasted potatoes. Nothing special. It was a nothing special day.
        AMAZON forever amazes me. Ordered a large box of sugar-in-the-raw packets and they delivered it from COSTCO in Ontario Canada. That’s my puzzle for the day.

        • We have meatloaf cooking. I just want to go sit in a freezer.

          • davefragments

            A friend of mine was just over to do all those things around the house no one wants to do because he needed an AC unit.

          • The things we do for A/C

          • davefragments

            🙂

    • Doki is here, but thoughts of her birthday coming up are depressing her.

      • davefragments

        Happy Birthday and I hope you have a nice birthday.

        • It is still about 10 days away….maybe if I get all the disappointment and depression out of the way now the actual day might not be too bad?

          • davefragments

            I always shared a birthday. So when I moved here, I tend to celebrate all by myself with movie or a symphony or a nice dinner.

        • It is still about 10 days away….maybe if I get all the disappointment and depression out of the way now the actual day might not be too bad?

      • My birthday always depresses me. I get extra stressed because school starts not long after and I have flash backs. I really hated school

      • My birthday always depresses me. I get extra stressed because school starts not long after and I have flash backs. I really hated school

        • I always like school because it meant I wasn’t at home.

          • *hugs Doki* It was the opposite for me. I just didn’t deal with socializing very well, especially as I got older.

          • I wasn’t good with people either, but being at school meant I didn’t have to be around my younger siblings.

          • I’m sorry. That’s such a bummer.

        • Saxon_Brenton

          Tsk. All this talk of birthdays reminds me that we share ours, and it’s only a few weeks away.
          (For my part the thing I hated about school was catching the bus, which is why I bicycled the 4 kilometre round trip when I was in primary school and 8 km round trip when in high school.)

          • davefragments

            I walked a mile to grade school and high school. Never did get a ride.

          • Ugh! The bus was terrible to take. They hardly knew how to drive and there were no seat belts. There wasn’t any way to bicycle to the Jr. High, well there was, but it was rather far. So it was a ride, or the bus and the bus stop was just down the street.

      • Mir

        I hope you have a good birthday Doki. I feel ya, they depress me too. But cake helps 🙂

  • Saxon_Brenton

    In recognition of all the talk about Pokemon Go over the past week, here’s more hellsnake fanfic
    Page 1 (of 1)
    1.1) Dewey is slithering about outside in an urban area. Narrative Caption shaped like a hand: ‘Dewey. Out exploring. Probably not looking for a sock drawer to nap in.’
    1.2) Dewey’s head perks up at the sound of someone’s voice. Dewey’s word bubble: “?” Voice (from off panel): “What type is that?”
    1.3) Wide shot shows a group of three adults looking at Dewey through the cameras on their mobile phones. Dewey looks at them in bemusement. Person 1: “I dunno. Some type of snake pokemon. Anyone recognise the type?” Person 2: “Uh, shouldn’t there be description on the heads up?” Person 3: “Heck, shouldn’t it appear on the map!?”
    1.4) Dewey moves up and starts to wrap around Person 1’s foot. Person 1: “Hey, stand still so I can catch… Argh! Crap, it’s real!”
    1.5) Wideshot of the Pokmon Go players running away while Dewey watches with some satisfaction.
    1.6) Final shot is Dewey continuing on his business. Caption: ‘Hellsnakes. Definately not pokemon.’

    • davefragments

      You know, I only ever watched POKEMON to see how Team Rocket was going to get beat each week. That, and those were the days that nothing else was on early Saturday TV.

      • Saxon_Brenton

        I only ever caught random episodes that were on in the background.
        However, I did a small amount of research on them for some of the stories written in the Legion of Net.Heroes writing group when we realised that we could have some of our local pokemon stand-ins destabilise and evolve into giant, godzilla sized monsters. My fave is still Carassion, a bus sized flying goldfish that attacked the city with its breath weapon of radioactive bubbles.

        • davefragments

          It took me two years to figure out that the Electric Mouse was Pikachu. I wasn’t good at Pokemon things.

          • I had to watch Pokemon with my brother when I babysat him, Charmander, Charmeleon, and Charizard satisfied my (mostly) inner pyro.

          • davefragments

            I never did figure out how they evolved into weirder and weirder forms. It just left me scratching my head in bewilderment.

          • I think there are a few different ways for a pokemon to evolve, I just remember that Pikachu always rejected evolving and Meowf cannot evolve because he spent all his “evolve” chances to be able to speak human.

          • davefragments

            That might have been helpful to know when I was watching. I always wondered why that cat Meowf talked and I devised many ways of silencing him.

          • Yeah it was a pretty much you can either evolve like a normal Meowf or learn to speak human and never be able to evolve ever.

          • davefragments

            OK. I’m not going to say anything else because what I’m thinking will get me into trouble.

            (wink, wink)

          • It is amazing what you pick up and remember from having to babysit your 10 years younger brother.

          • davefragments

            I quit babysitting my brother the first year of college. He was 4 minutes older and could take care of himself and I was far enough away to be completely independent. I had a strange childhood.

          • truth to tell, I was expecting another sibling when my brother was 5. She had my sister 5 years after me, then my brother 5 years after that…..she broke her pattern…

          • davefragments

            We were an only child.

          • I always did like Charizard.

          • I always found it amusing that he wouldn’t listen to Ash each time he evolved and Ash had to earn his respect/trust each time.

          • Yup! Just sorta sit there lounging, embarrass Ash.

  • Doki has a bug outside her window that sounds like an alarm clock. Doki is not amused. -_-

    • Ticking or beeping?

      • beeping, and it’s timing was perfect too the annoying little git

        • I don’t think I’ve heard a beeping bug. Chirping, ticking, but not beeping.

          • Saxon_Brenton

            [A *very* old Dr Who reference]: Might it be one of the zarbi, from the 1965 ‘The Web Planet’?

          • Okay just looked them up. Arg!

          • well it was the insect noise, but also came really close to sounding like a beeping alarm clock….one that you cannot turn off because you cannot find it

          • Little bastard. I hate those. I had a litle cricket find itself trapped in a plastic bottle in a small pile of plastic bottles. So you can imagine the annoyance. It took forever to locate it, but lucky it was already trapped so I could just take it out.

          • -_- It is back…..

          • Boo!

  • davefragments

    I think that the coup in Turkey was defeated. I’m not sure because music is playing on m computer, I’m reading these comments, and the TV is on mute.

  • Is patreon down for anyone else?

    • davefragments

      not me. I just refreshed several pages of it

      • It’s decided not to work for me. I tried to refresh it and it’s going really slow that saying oops, something’s wrong.

        • davefragments

          I dunno

          • It came up for a moment. Sigh.

          • davefragments

            The new page is there. I just saw the pencils and thumbnails

          • Seen pencils and page, but still slow. -_-

  • davefragments

    the page is rumbling and stretching its arms into life…

  • davefragments
  • Pinkfeiry

    awwww

  • Justin White

    time to end this fight