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The Young Protectors: Engaging The Enemy Chapter 4—Page 75

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Uh, oh…

This weekend (Sept. 30-Oct 2) I’m going to be exhibiting at GaymerX Year Four in Santa Clara, CA! This is my fourth year attending GaymerX, and if you’re an LGBT geek, it’s heaven. Really fun crowd, really fun events, just a great time all around. But one thing will be different: I won’t be in the Expo Hall booth area this year. Instead, I have an artist’s table in the “Indie Space” part of the Expo Hall — Table 24, in fact. (here’s the map)

But what won’t be different is that I’ll have both Artifice and The Young Protectors books for sale, along with trading cards, sexy The Young Protectors prints and a whole lotta other new goodies. It’s a really amazing time, this is my last Con of the year, and it’d be great to see you there! You should definitely check it out. (And you can still get tickets by scrolling down this page.)

So! Lots of black. Just one panel. Just a few words. But big implications. Guess who’s coming for dinner?

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

  • Well shit…

    • jreed3842

      My sentiments exactly…

    • Chris Dangerfield

      The Admiral is so dainty… Arrrrrrrrrrrr…

  • Laampros? Finally? At long last?

    • Chris Dangerfield

      What you’ve been missing him? 🙂

      • yes? also we have been expecting him to pop out of the bone circle for ages

        • Skudplastr

          But what if he pops out of Spooky instead!?

          • Adam Black

            Lot of popping around here

      • Adam Black

        Of course. He’s the only reliable naked character in this whole story.

  • davefragments

    I’m not even sure what to say …

    • Chris Dangerfield

      This ^^^^

  • (O.O) …well, this was a freaky thing to show up to.

    Oooh f*ck!

    • Chris Dangerfield

      Such asterisk language!

  • Syrenia

    Maybe Laampros will destroy the glass cage, allowing Spooky to replace the souls?

    • Adam Black

      With his penis? Its still Yaoi

      @Syrenia:disqus

      Its Diamond. And we are going to have the Give Diamond Cage a male name if we expect Laampros to get all sexy with him.

      Diamond Dan? Kneel Diamond?

      • Chris Dangerfield

        Awwwww, sometimes it’s just that hard. LOL!

        • Adam Black

          Thats what Kneel said

    • We can hope he breaks the glass somehow, so Spooky can put the souls back and join the upcoming fight against Laampros.

  • Poor Spooky, went to all that trouble and it didn’t work. *sniffles*

    • Saxon_Brenton

      My thought exactly.

    • Agreed, but I’d say he did it for the people in the box, not to keep Laampros away. Had it worked like that it would have been a bonus though.

    • Chris Dangerfield

      I’m still not counting the inimitable Spooky out!!!!!

      • Of course not. But still.

        • Chris Dangerfield

          I know…………. blerphus……

      • Adam Black

        You think hes got room in there for one more?

    • Juliette Leroux

      Yes it did: these people are not dead yet.

      • But Laampy is still coming. And Spooky is at a crazy disadvantage. He can’t move freely. A perfect target. He either has to release the souls or either cause his team to have to protect him instead of fighting to send Laampy back or well, possibly something mortally bad.

        • Juliette Leroux

          Indeed, a much more risky situation than if they had just let the people die. But he didn’t. I am not saying that it’s worth the risk, because if you look at it coldly, it isn’t, but I think he just couldn’t make an other choice.

          • On that we agree. Spooky would always make the decision that he made no doubt about it. It’s who he is. He saves people, even if it might kill him.

          • Juliette Leroux

            Yes! that’s what makes him my favorite!

  • jreed3842

    This is a really scary page…
    Kinda startling.
    Only a single panel, and still so much is being said here!
    Very well done!

  • Dekira

    No.. nooo… noonononononono

    • Chris Dangerfield

      Agreed ^^^^

  • Nate

    Damn….

    I _warned_ you, Kyle!

    • Chris Dangerfield

      WAIT? WHAT? What did Kyle do? It’s not his fault his Pops is a King of Hell? If we’re responsible for our parents then I’m in serious trouble. LOL.

      • Adam Black

        You told me he was Biochemist.
        You never told me he was an evil Biochemist. What was he making in that basement?

        • Vaira

          The perfect girls. You know, sugar, spice, and all that is nice 😉

          • Adam Black

            Chris has sisters?

      • Nate

        On the previous page:

        “Seems pretty quiet. I think Spooky stopped it!”

        He should know better than to tempt fate when Fluke is low on good luck….

  • Stubbylegs

    DADDY!

  • Fabulous Alien

    Yeah, that’s not ominous, like, at all…

  • Chris Dangerfield

    Wow. That is heartfelt, scary pathos. I’ll be honest. This is a tough page. I thought the last two were tough, but you’ve all three outdone yourselves on good old page 75.

    It’s not just that Spooky is in pain and suffering, as in the last two page, but that he lets us in on what we’ve all been anticipating. And my magical babe seems so vulnerable just when I don’t want him to be.

    Alex, Andrew and Vero, once again you take the emotion up a notch when I didn’t think it could be done. This is harrowing an I’m not sure I will last until the next page day… that’s my cliff hanger to you guys… WILL CHRIS SURVIVE Spooky’s trauma. Stay tuned and we’ll see… next page day. And, as always, thank you for the superb worl

    • You’re very welcome, Chris! Thank you very much for another fun reaction!

      (And I am rooting for your survival. 🙂 )

    • bronakopdin

      Andrew? You mean Adam? Or did I miss sth? x’D

      • Chris Dangerfield

        Thank you. Serious brain spasm there. LOL.

        • bronakopdin

          it happens to all of us from time to time x3

          • Chris Dangerfield

            Ha! Not so bad as being bone weary and accidentally calling your BF/lover/partner/actual now husband of 20+ years by the name of your good friend and hetero work partner of 17+ years… I mean I spend almost equal amounts of time with them, but still only have sex with one (obviously)… but that’s like a serious Freudian ‘DOH!!!

            glad he loves me (lol)

  • davefragments

    Alex,
    Good page. I like the singularity of the message it delivers. It’s dramatic. It’s like a 2×4 to the head. Dramatic. (said that twice, OK)

    However, most printers are going to hate your guts for all that black.
    Are the next two pages a double page?

    • Thank you, Dave!

      And no need to worry for my printer. I use a rich black of C60 M40 Y40 K100 which keeps our ink saturation well under 300%. It should be all good. 🙂

      • davefragments

        Saturation wasn’t my thought. It was the sucking sound of the K ink reservoir going dry.
        I’m nostalgic tonight…
        My Dad bought one of the first Dodge Chargers (the good one before the General Lee) and had Chrysler’s first 400 cu in engine with two double barrel carbs in it. State police used to borrow it to beat the homemade hot rods. We used to watch the gas gauge fall on highway trips like there was a straw into the gas tank.
        I never drove that car (too young) but I did drive the “General Lee” and that Charger’s performance sucked. My Intrepid (years later) was much better in both handling and performance.

        And the point of all this is that “sucking sound” is any tank being drained, fast.
        (wink, wink)

  • Zephyr10101

    oh shit

    • Chris Dangerfield

      Clear and to the point. I LIKE IT!

      • Adam Black

        TMI, man. TMI

  • Nate

    On a lighter note…

    “So’s Brad!” 😀

  • stickfigurefairytales

    STAY AWAY FROM SPOOKY AND THE SOULS, LAAMPROS!

    • Chris Dangerfield

      WHAT SHE SAID!!!!!!

    • Adam Black

      And dont eat these girl scout cookies, Laampros. The ones in my hand.
      They are thin mints and I’m saving them.

  • Airboy Obsessed

    I swear to God if he bursts out of Spooky’s chest Alien-style…

    • davefragments

      Flatulence

  • Pietro7

    I’m scaring myself by wondering what Laampros will want for an hors d’oevre.

    • Klaus

      And will he get his just desserts?

  • Randi

    I haven’t read this in at least two years, but damn, I almost feel like I picked the wrong time to come back! I do hope Duncan and Kyle are together in the end though, I have a thing for the sub guy and the Dom man getting together, like Hannibal 😀

    • Howdy Randi – What brought you back today?

      • Randi

        Actually, I has stopped reading webcomics altogether, not really sure why. I was catching up on Questionable Content and an ad for this was on the site and I thought “oh my gosh, I never found out what happened!” Because I had stopped reading two pages before Spooky’s comic ended. I’ll definitely try to keep up from now on!

  • This will be the family reunion no one wants. It’s going to be hell.

    • davefragments

      in a handbasket

      • Pietro7

        “Where are we going, and why am I in this handbasket?”

        • davefragments

          My reply was to Danish Wolf when she said “it’s all going to hell” and she’s right — it’s all going to hell in a handbasket.

    • Chris Dangerfield

      Or Thanksgiving in America…

      • Laampros, stuffing himself with human souls while watching his demons play with humans. The perfect demonic version of that.

        • Chris Dangerfield

          YEAH, but is there football?

          • That’s the ‘play’ part (should have been more specific) though I’m not sure I’d want to see the hell version of football. Especially not with Spooky bloated like a balloon/ball D:

    • Klaus

      Remember the very first spoken line in this story?

    • bronakopdin

      litterally even

  • Chris Dangerfield

    Spooky’s expression is so good it’s making me seriously sad. Thanks and yet NO thanks Adam and Vero! 🙂

  • Maus Merryjest

    ….. w-

    This is both tragic and unintentionally hilarious if taken completely out of context.

    • Adam Black

      Then tragic again , for us.
      ( when you realize youve been reading this for five years, and no ones come )

      • Klaus

        Kyle did.

        • Ant-Man

          yeah,, that’s how the whole lampros coming to earth started- with kyle’s orgasm with duncan

        • Adam Black

          No, that was magic.
          he never really got to finish for real

          • Klaus

            Duncan cast the spell while Kyle was coming.

          • Adam Black

            I think he just pr-empted it with a spell.
            Duncuan wanted him to Trust him fully so he could chain him,
            Not get him off for real.

          • Klaus

            I think that it is quite clear that he is coming. Duncan sacrifices Kyle’s virginity to power the spell.

  • Jeldenil

    Who is talking, Spooky or the souls?

    • I think he’s speaking from within himself.

      • Adam Black

        Spooky can make his stomach growl into words?

        • Klaus

          That would be powerful magic.

          • Adam Black

            New Powers for Spooky
            Alex should make it cannon

          • Keneu

            Spooky the ventriloquist?

  • entireleaves

    He is going to burst out of Spooky isn’t he? There are going to be bloody little Spooky scraps all over the place.

    • Klaus

      Then again, maybe not.

  • Juliette Leroux

    Ok, I NEED to find a positive spin to that, so here it is: Duncan will not have to die in horrible pain just now, evrybody’s still alive or at least not completely dead. they can still save the day! (Positive thinking people: useless but feeling nice 🙂 )

    • Klaus

      The Asymetric Law of Expectations: positive expectations give negative results, Negative expectations give negative results.

  • T Dibbler

    Well, damn. I guess that answers one question. 🙁

  • Mir

    AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

  • Shiny Gwilly

    welp
    this is a wonderful page in terms of being ominous and dark (literally) but it’s also a horrible page cuz what’s coming next won’t be good for our little team

  • Klaus

    Better hurry with that restoring then, hadn’t you?

  • D. G.

    Looks like they r pretty screwed to me.

  • Kate G

    Oh no he didn’t. Bad Laampros! You’re supposed to stay in your litter box! *shoos away with a broom*

  • bronakopdin

    oh shooot……. >////////////////<
    I hope so much, that it will somehow work out D:

    • Jason Wexler

      That’s what chapter 5 will be for….

      • bronakopdin

        don’t tell me the truth yet, I still need to feed my illusions x’D
        good thing Alex never really takes long breaks ^^

  • Christopher Day

    Daddy’s Home!

    • Klaus

      Hopefully this will not become hos home.

  • John

    And spooky has something he wants I think. This doesn’t bode well.

  • TwilightDreamer

    oh…….*****!!
    Alright everyone, please proceed to run for your lives in a disorderly and maniacal fashion….

    • Curt Clark

      Astonishing X-Men flashback…Emma Frost telepathically organizing everyone in Manhattan.

      “I want to leave in a calm and orderly fashion…I want to leave in a calm and orderly fashion…”

      • TwilightDreamer

        Haha! awesome 😀

  • Malusz

    Just for the sake of arguing and speculating: we’re all thinking Laampros. Is it possible it’s a deception and Spooky is talking about someone else entirely?

    • Juliette Leroux

      Yes yes, I would not put it past Alex, indeed. So who then? Duncan? Another demon? The platinum priestess would probably not be “he”.

      • Malusz

        My first guess would be some sort of other self for Spooky. Not a nice guy.

        • Juliette Leroux

          Oh man, I had not think of that. I hope not…

  • AeryonSun

    Wow this page is fantastically ominous!

    • Derkins

      one of the most ominous feelings i may have ever had, looking at a comic page of any sort, i believe. so much worrisome anticipation! just … yikes!

  • Earl Patterson

    maybe ben will come the day…. Remember him? Mitch save Ben from trouble with police

  • AzrielEver

    Did Spooky just become the Gateway?

    • Ant-Man

      maybe that’s why they made spooky so big- so lampros can come thru him

  • camelotcrusade

    Lotta ways this page could blow, and none of them are ways I like to see. o.O

  • Ant-Man

    maybe spooky is just announcing ‘his’ orgasm_ “he’s coming” ?

    best scary movie lines anybody? – “they’re here” — by Carol Anne in Poltergeist

  • Ant-Man

    what if lampros demon body can’t exist on earth- and he’s gonna take over spooky’s body- and spooky already has the sacrifices inside him- so it could make sense

    • bronakopdin

      no. really just no T__T I don#t like how I read this idea the second time already x’D it’s good but…. NOOOOO

    • Curt Clark

      That would effectively eliminate my favorite character from the series for a VERY long time, at the very least. I’mma vote ‘no please no’ on this one.

  • Curt Clark

    Just marathonned the entire comic to date in the space of 3 hours. TONS to process.

    As a lifelong X-Men fan, I’ve been drawing quite a few parallels between
    characters, specifically between the Young Protectors and the New Mutants. The Commander and Dani Moonstar are VERY alike, as are Spooky and Magik. But maybe there’s more than one ‘Magik’ on the team?

    As a Prince of Hell, does that mean Kyle could develop other powers besides pyrokinesis? If that’s the case, then with Spooky apparently out for the count again (because soul repository/possible demon portal), then Kyle might be the team’s best hope for dealing with his evil dad.

    Regardless, I’m INCREDIBLY invested. This is a great story with amazing, relatable characters on both sides and a terrific superhero dynamic. You’ve a fan for the duration. 🙂

    Also, I really REALLY want Cory on the team someday. He and Mitch are an adorable couple. At the very least they seem like they’ll have a lot fewer problems than Kyle and Duncan…whom I really do want to like but he makes it SO. DIFFICULT. (I almost said ‘hard’, which…phrasing.)

    • Welcome to the comic and the comments section (and new addiction) 🙂

      Alex has earlier said that he’s a fan of (amongst other things) Teen Titans, and some of the story is inspired by earlier TT works. But inspiration could be found elsewhere too.
      I just know, I’m excited to see where this is going.

    • Howdy Curt!

      Welcome and thank you very much for the kind words! Glad to hear you’re enjoying our work and that we’ve got a new fan. You’re asking good questions. 🙂

      I’m curious how did you find us?

      (And, as for Cory, I think it’s a safe bet we will see him again. I certainly enjoy writing him, and the dynamic between him and Mitch. 🙂 )

      • Curt Clark

        I’m really happy to hear that!

        (…and trying not to do the “OMGYOUGUYS HE’S TALKING TO ME!!!!” starstruck hand-flappy thing. Gotta at least PRETEND like I’m cool…)

        I wish I had an entertaining anecdote for this, like a “friend of a friend” story or some sort of random browsing wizardry, like i’m some sort of intrepid Internet safari-er (is word? don’t know) blazing trails to excellent webcomics in khakis and a pith helmet.

        The truth is, I Google searched LGBT webcomics, yours came up highly recommended (for good reason), and ginormous superhero nerd that I am, I started reading and couldn’t stop. 😛

    • Juliette Leroux

      Oh, I’ve been there, binge reading the comic 3 times in a week end. I feel you Curt. Welcome!
      (And I completely agree about Cory – I want to know if he’s gonna be OK, and his brother too)

  • xLizardx

    Maybe Laampros will possess Spooky… which would be spooky, indeed.

    • bronakopdin

      No. Just No.

    • Klaus

      Why not, just once for variety, have the human possess the demon?

  • Jason Moon

    Are we awaiting the arrival of Evil Willow Rosenberg?

    • bronakopdin

      where did the Rosenberg come from? Gosh I love it if I read German names outside of Germany x’D

      • Jason Moon

        Willow comes from BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER and is actually American and Jewish. When she was evil, she had black eyes.

        • bronakopdin

          I thought the evil willow is referring to the actual evil willow from the comic not so long ago x’D
          hence why I wondered about Rosenberg ^^
          never really watched Buffy, I was still too young back then to be honestly interested (elementary school)

          • Jason Moon

            EW did make an appearance in the comic, but originated in the show.

    • Beware Darth-Rosenberg 🙂

  • Derkins

    Shit. (pardon me)

    • bronakopdin

      you’re excused ^^ we all know where it came from -.-‘

      • Derkins

        ^.^

  • Keneu

    Yay for demon invasion! *grabs popcorn* Sorry, Spooky and team.

  • Jeff Baker

    Ah, yes. I was wondering when you-know who would show up! 🙂

  • Sapfo

    Spirit full Spooky is worried!
    I think we should all hid and stay out of the way.

  • Well that’s…..unsettling.

  • Pietro7

    Camping tonight in between kid-sitting. Brought pumpkin-zuccini-chocolate-chip bread slices over there on the table. Where did I put that chaise lounge chair?

    • Saxon_Brenton

      For my part I can only stay for half an hour before heading off to gaming, but I have baked virtual mulberry-and-apple pie (all the mulberry trees are fruiting here in Sydney at the moment) and… uhm… little pastry cases/biscuit type nibbly things from the leftover pie crust dough.

      • Pietro7

        Yum! Saxon wins the goodies-prize so far – who will raise the ante? 🙂

    • Nom nom nom!

  • davefragments

    hi campers…

    • Hiya Dave!!

      • davefragments

        hi Admiral, How’s it going…

        • It’s going pretty good. I’m liking that temps are cooling off. Of course I don’t want it to be cold, but I could do without the hot.

          • davefragments

            I’m OK. It rained all night and made life miserable for me. So I kinda lost it today at the TV with a screaming and yelling fit but I’ve settled down.

          • Yelling at the tv can be therapeutic and with the way things are out there, probably really needed. Sorry about the rough night.

          • davefragments

            It happens twice at year as the weather changes. My coworkers figured it out. Nicknamed me “crabby” and all that.

            JURASSIC WORLD in on right now.

          • I read that they already have the scripts for JW 2. Hopefully they get it a little better this time. Don’t needlessly torment the poor innocent assistant and do torment horribly the bad guy brutally. 😀 Other than that, I’m ok with whatever they want to do.

          • davefragments

            The assistant’s death surprised me. It’s underserved.
            AS for the Bad Guy, I can paraphrase the latest Avengers:
            “The gates of hell are filled with his screams!”

          • I mean there were lots of deaths, but there was no point with what they did to her. Sure she could have been carried off. There done. The rest… >:(
            Is the bad guy suffering gout as well? 😛

          • davefragments

            He’s a good candidate in my book.

            Someone promised me a single piece of information today and they didn’t get it to me today. Well, they have a few more hours but I don’t hold out any hope.

          • Well fingers crossed for both things!!

  • Hiya.
    Can’t sleep (fell asleep and slept the whole yesterday afternoon), and since it got time for camp, and my tablet has charged a couple of hours, here I am 🙂

    All hiding under my duvet. Fall suddently hit hard a day ago, so this is first night in months that I sleep with bedware on the duvet – not just the bed sheets or the thin duvet.
    *Brrrrr* rain and heavy wind, with a 5°C drop in temps, and it’s suddently cold though it’s not even that cold for the time. It’s just been an unusual hot septemnber, by Danish standards.

    • davefragments

      Do Autumn leaves drift by your window?
      This autumn leaves of red and gold?

      • Yes. It feels like the leaves suddently changed from green to yellow and brown in no time this year. Probably due to the weird temps/seasons this year, so nature is trying to catch up.

        • davefragments

          sigh, please look up Autumn Leaves and Nat King Cole …

    • The temp slides are getting longer here and the spikes getting cooler and cooler.

      • Yeah, that climate change is being felt. Geographical Denmark is one of the countries that feel it, because of location and being surrounded by water.

        It’s like spring comes later and/or is longer, summer is either hot or really wet – not to mention it seems to have moved a little to be more July/August/early september where June is more late spring half the years. Fall acts weird and sometimes it shows up like *boom*, just like this last day. Winters have been more *dry* in later years. Where it used to be much more rain, it’s now often more/longer lasting snow.
        Oh, and we have more, and harder, storms in the fall/winter in these last couple of years. Have had some more severe rainfalls. Things like that.

        Yup, weather is changing, and kinda fast, around here.

        • It has been weird. Earlier this year it got really hot in around the first half of May and so the bugs started coming out, but then it dropped back down and got cold and so the bugs died off. I mean the summer bugs were just dying in droves, would come out in the morning and see them on the ground. But then it got hot again in June, but most of the bugs already came and went. Which I have to say was rather nice mind you.

          July wasn’t so much as extra hot, the problem was it wasn’t cooling down at night. Opening the windows was useless because it was warmer/or just as warm outside than in the house and there was no wind.

          But right now is just the regular up and down slide of temp announcing fall.

  • davefragments

    Yesterday on BLOOM COUNTY, Oliver gave Opus the i-tie, a super-duper, technologically advanced bowtie. It is so powerful that it can flush your toilets from across the world.

    • Pietro7

      Hey, everybody needs one of those. 🙂

      • davefragments

        I wrote on FB:
        I’ve always wanted to take the around the world trip and flush my toilets from every city I pass through. That would be such a thrill. It would make my life complete, more than complete. I would have someone carve my tombstone — he was the first to flush his toilet from around the world. Historians would celebrate the deed.

        • D. G.

          Chuckling!!!

  • *sigh* Have to go grocery shopping later today. SO not in the mood, but need to get some things, so trying to boost my energy by the promise of also buying spareribs.

    Right now it’s not working so much, but getting home later, and the spareribs in the oven, I’ll probably be happy for for going 😉

    • I usually want something sugary for a reward. That or jalepeño Kettle brand chips. But for a time only an apple fritter or donut could keep me from killing those around me in the store. :

      • davefragments

        Huffington Post has an article about 20 new Ice Cream Flavors:

        http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/fall-ice-cream-flavors_us_57ed3447e4b0c2407cdc33de?

        • Oooh ice cream… Some of those better not be squid or shrimp. 😛

          • davefragments

            Earl Grey and Butter Biscuits
            dark, dark, darkest chocolate
            Candycopia

          • I’ve tried a couple of flavors of the Three Twins brand. It’s neither here nor there. Some of those brands are just too expensive. Upwards of $6-8 a pint. Not paying that. Even with intriguing flavors

            But in regards to the #1. I hate butterscotch.

          • davefragments

            I can’t eat ice cream but I buy it for desserts when I have company. Last time was a raspberry french vanilla with real raspberries and I made sure it left the house because that stuff would talk to me late and night and make sure I knew it was lonely and all alone and desperate for being eaten…

            Then I’d spend three days in agony.

          • That does sound good. My sympathy that you can’t eat it. 🙁

      • *lol* I’ve had plenty of sweets in the last week. In the mood for greasy food, even if it’s many hours away.
        Been having some weird reaction to being sick, and feel so tired half the day – ironic since I can’t sleep right now, so will probably crash at some point. Have only been out twice in the last week, since energy is low, so will kick my butt out the door later today, and do the grocery shopping I fell asleep from doing yesterday.

        • Yeah, I gotta be careful with the sweets. That’s why I turned to the potato chips, but those have their own draw backs.

          Sorry for the low energy. That really sucks.

  • Erg! My phone is updating to iOS 10. Fingers crossed my phone isn’t a brick afterwards.

    • My phone survived the update!!

      • davefragments

        That took long enough.

        • Well I was messing with it for a bit, making certain all was as it should be and they didn’t do something stupid, making certain my apps still worked. But yeah, it took prob. 30 minutes. But since it was going to 9.3.5 to 10.0.2 there was a little extra catching up. I’m not certain how I like it, they always gotta add in unnecessary bells and whistles.

          • davefragments

            My MacBook usually takes 45 and just sits like a brick.
            My phone doesn’t matter. I almost never go onto the internet with it. Except tonight. I looked up a scene from Blazing Saddles.

          • Searching the internet on the phone is kinda a pain, having to type on the tiny keys. I have about 3 or 4 apps that I use.

            I prefer surfing on my computer. Plus writing etc. I’m trying to decide if I should go up to El Capitan. I’ve been hesitating because of various programs I have that I’m not certain will work. -_-

          • davefragments

            I can’t help with that. I’m almost always on the MacBook and the phone is my texting tool for family and a few friends. Usually, I look up the Wiki pages of the Symphony music on it.

          • What OS are you on for you MacBook?

          • davefragments

            El Capitan 10.11.6

          • Do you like it? Or is it worthless like Snow Leopard 10.6 was?

          • davefragments

            All these are different OS… I got used to that from work because they kept updating the special systems for government mail and work access.

            I think this came with El Capitan. Updating everything is idiotic. The worst of it, was that I didn’t buy MS Word (Office) and went with PAGES. However, the current version of PAGES (v10) won’t write out an RTF file which I need to submit to editors for my short stories. So the loaded the prior version PAGES (v9) and do that in two steps.

          • I got this one used and so it came with Word 2011. I have Pages too, because my previous laptop which my aunt gave me but eventually died came with it and I have some of my files still in Pages. But I find I like Word a little better. I have more ways of manipulating the page and the document.

          • davefragments

            When I had to travel to Morgantown WV for work, the computers down there for visitors were the oldest, most beastly piles of crap. Still, I got lots of work done on them. So whatever is on a computer, I use. I work around everything that isn’t convenient. So I’m not a person to worry about version things that way. Plus, I play no games and don’t chat and don’t tweet much…

          • I guess I have a few quirks that way. 😛 I like turning the background on a page green. It’s easier on my eyes

          • Stephen Hutchison

            Libre Office (open source implementation of MS Office) has a Mac version. And is free.

          • davefragments

            I’ll check into it.

  • *lol* Seeing that Alex is at Gaymer X, and I’m already looking towards my hope of making it to YaoiCon next year. Thinking of this because YaoiCon will move to the place that Gaymer X is now (from what I can guess from the location).

    Hyatt hotel in Santa Clara.

    Edit: hope Alex’s sales are good 🙂

  • Uuugh. Rarely have I been this impatient for a page *lol* …the tension. What will happen next, besides Daddy/son reunion of the bad kind?

    • I’m gonna take a guess that we’ll see the start of the gate opening, a bright light and all, but won’t see a leg until page after. lol.

      • Are we taking guesses on which leg will show first? Right or left leg? With the PG-17, we know it won’t be the third leg 😉

        • Well! (Ha!) I would guess the left leg, but that’s just the leg I would most likely lead with were I stepping through a portal. But it would also matter if he angled himself or came through straight on. 😛

          • davefragments

            Backs through twerking

          • *snicker*

          • davefragments

            And he ain’t twerking…

            But a boy can wish, can’t he?

            wink, wink

          • Hee! True!

  • stickfigurefairytales

    Wow, late page tonight! I thought for sure I had missed camping.

    • Nope we’re still here!!

      • stickfigurefairytales

        Yay!! Hi Admiral!

        • Hi Sticky! How’s it going?

          • stickfigurefairytales

            Pretty well. Happy that it’s the weekend! How about you?

          • Oh indeed very glad it’s the weekend! Other than that, getting a little tired. 🙂

          • stickfigurefairytales

            Yeah, it’s getting late.

          • I’m at the point of what run out of power first: tablet or me 😉
            Not sleeping all night can be felt now.

          • I hit the bed around 3:30am ish, but it takes me a bit. My dog was restless last night. With her age, I’m up with her.

          • stickfigurefairytales

            Aww, poor Danish! D:

          • Even later for you!

          • stickfigurefairytales

            This is true.

          • I’ll try not to yawn. 🙂

    • Alex is at GaymerX. I kinda expected a later upload than usual.

      • stickfigurefairytales

        Ahh, that makes sense.

  • davefragments

    Patreon is starting with September rewards

    • stickfigurefairytales

      Oooh

  • EyeDontNo

    So everyone keeps talking about Kyle’s “Evil ‘Dad” . Who said he’s evil?

    We’ve seen no evidence of this in the comic. He’s big and buff, he’s called a King of Hell, but we’ve not seen him do anything that was actually evil.

    What we saw was two Humans (who acknowledge themselves as being anti-society in their own dimension) use trickery and deceit to force open a portal into Laampro’s dimension and try to force a contract with the leader of that dimension. Laampros, being a lawful ruler of said dimension saw personal benefits for his lands in accepting the contract (and few or no dangers in it). He then allowed the self-acknowledged criminal to leave his lands. Absolutely no trickery or malevolence on Laampros part at all.

    The big issue is the racial stereotyping that’s occurring. Just because Laampros comes from a specific region we the readers are stereotyping him as being “Evil” and ‘Deceitful”. Laampros is just being true to the culture he was raised in. And even then, as I mentioned above, He hasn’t done ANYTHING that violates our own sense of morality.
    Discuss…

    • timemonkey

      Spooky was aware of who he was so he obviously has done enough to be know across dimensions.

      • EyeDontNo

        But was he known for violating his own culture’s laws? Just being know outside your personal sphere of influence doesn’t necessarily mean ‘known negatively’.
        Again, jumping to conclusions based on his place of origin is not necessarily jumping to the RIGHT conclusions.

        • Adam Black

          he makes his own laws

          • EyeDontNo

            Which have not yet, as far as we’ve been told in the comic, been in conflict with Earth’s laws. Every description of what he may do to Earth and its people has come from the two self-acknowledged Anti-Societal criminals that created a hostile invasion of Hell. Laampros himself hasn’t said much of his own actions except that mere humans have no idea what his motivations are.

          • stickfigurefairytales

            On what basis are you terming their incursion a “hostile invasion” of Laampros’s hell? Duncan was actually quite polite and deferential to him, plus he indicated that Laampros would have been expecting him, which suggests an appointment rather than an invasion. Not to mention that Duncan is only able to enter Laampros’s domain because he chooses to allow it.

          • EyeDontNo

            Annihilator may have ‘apologized’ for his intrusion, but the purpose of it was to coerce (diplomatically maybe, but still coerce) Laampros into a contract he didn’t seek out. As is often the case with ‘diplomatic’ overtures, semantics is a huge part of the meeting, but so is the means used to arrange the meeting.

          • stickfigurefairytales

            I’m going to decline to argue this further with you.

          • EyeDontNo

            cool. Have a good night. And I hear the answers to my questions have started so I’m off to find out.!

            Bye

          • Adam Black

            Kyle and Spooky or
            team silver?

        • timemonkey

          If he wasn’t a horrible evil bastard Spooky would have told Kyle about that to make him feel better.

          • EyeDontNo

            Nice point.

    • stickfigurefairytales

      I believe that there was specific mention of Laampros being interested in using and devouring mortal souls, which I personally would object to, speaking as a mortal.

    • davefragments

      you will have no doubts shortly

    • stickfigurefairytales

      Also, “force” a contract? They had absolutely no way of forcing Laampros to do anything – in his dimension, he has all the power. What they did was make a proposal which Laampros decided to accept. He is definitely the one negotiating from a position of power in the situation.

  • davefragments

    I guess it last week — it’s a double page
    HUGE (or should I say YUGE!)

  • Adam Black

    I know I was complaining 2 weeks ago about early per-empted camps , and the good ole days of late night fun,

    But i have been up late.

    and Its all quieto on the western front.

    Not sure if that ole man went to bed or hes out clubbin
    @chrisdangerfield:disqus ?

  • Sapfo

    Good morning good people ^^

    • Adam Black

      Just the “good people”, eh?
      i see how it is .

  • davefragments

    In case you miss the notice — THE NEW PAGE IS HERE:
    http://webcomics.yaoi911.com/typ/ete-ch4-page-76-77/

  • Justin White

    WHAT?!