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The Young Protectors: Engaging The Enemy Flyboy Bonus Comic—Page 10

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Gah! Another cliffhanger! “If you believe that..” What’s the rest of her sentence?! Do we really have to wait until the next page to get complete sentences now???

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So! Flyboy knew this kid three years ago. And they were close enough for intimate chats about family problems. How will this relationship influence what Flyboy is going to do? Is Ivan really not planning to leave any witnesses? And what the heck was the rest of that guard’s sentence, anyway?!

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

 

  • Holy bat shit, Batman. I’m loving that last close-up of Mitch.

    • stickfigurefairytales

      Nice work, Danish!

      • Thank you. I thought I’d be late today, but I arrived right on time 🙂

    • only 8 more ^_^

  • davefragments

    Again, no one gets hurt — – HA!
    Added:
    She’s playing that line as if it means something more than double-cross and betrayal.
    And what do we hear from Mitch? What does Mitch hear!

  • Arg!!

    • stickfigurefairytales

      Arg indeed.

    • Stick said it. Arg indeed.

  • Diviana

    Mitch knows Cory, I wonder if Cory will recognize him.

    • stickfigurefairytales

      Ooh, good point!

  • stickfigurefairytales

    I bet Kanya’s going to finish her sentence with “…then there’s a bridge I want to sell you.”

    • Klaus

      She don’t need to finish. And she may not get the chance.

  • jreed3842

    *checks the new page, and is happy*
    Good night, everyone …. ZzzZZzZzZ

    • stickfigurefairytales

      Good night! Sleep well!

    • davefragments

      good night

    • Night, sleep well.
      My couch is screaming at me to join it, so might have to do that soon.

      • stickfigurefairytales

        I think it’s time for me to call it a night, too.

        • Good night, sleep well. I know I barely got here, but I’d slept under 1½ hours when my alarm clock initially started beeping. Being awake till almost 3am is stupid on a camp night when I had my alarm set for 4.20!
          It’s took me half an hour of ‘snooze buttoning’ it every 5mins before I made it out of bed xD

          • davefragments

            That’s a normal morning for me. Three alarm clocks.
            I am not a morning person.

          • Michael

            I have stolen this idea, because I tend to ignore just one alarm. Thanks, davefragments.

          • Michael

            Apparently snooze-button only makes the problem worse.

    • Good night!

  • anonywolf

    “And if you believe that … I’ve got a great deal for you. No cheques, cash and in small bills.”

    Also dang – there goes all my theories about undercover peeps.

    • Danny

      I feel like I recognize that quote. Heinlein maybe?

      • anonywolf

        Yes exactly, Heinlein.

        • Danny

          Ah, I thought so! It sounded like his brand of humor. Which book is it from? And it’s great to meet another fan. 🙂

          • anonywolf

            It’s from one of the Intervals in Time Enough For Love, or otherwise known as the Notebooks of Lazarus Long.

            “God is omnipotent, omniscient and omnibenevolent. Says so right here on the label and if you believe all three of those divine qualities simultaneously then I’ve got a great deal for you. No cheques please. Cash and in small bills.”

          • Danny

            I was thinking Rufo (from Glory Road) initially, but the Senior makes a lot of sense.

  • davefragments

    That’s a big safe.

  • So, they aren’t exactly buddies anymore. Nice with some background info.

    Time to get acquainted again. I just hope that the initial surprise and reaction won’t have Cory making Mitch into some kind of human ram, slamming him into a wall >.>

    • Madock345

      He doesn’t seem surprised to see that Cory has powers also… interesting. Makes me wonder how they met. If they knew each other as kids and got powers, we could be looking at an origin story tie-in.

  • Saxon_Brenton

    Sooo… Anyone want to make a guess at the significance of Flyboy suddenly narrating in past tense? Pretentious Wolverine-style voiceover, perhaps? 😛

    • Klaus

      Note that until now he has been speaking of generalities. Now he is speaking of one specific event. What he has said until this page is as true in the present and the forseeable future as it was in the past.

      • Saxon_Brenton

        Hmm. Yes, that fits. But now I’m wondering who Flyboy is narrating to. Possibly he’s writing it up in a diary, but it might be interesting if Commander found out he was doing ex-curricular heroing again and he was justifying himself by telling the story of when his intervention was the only thing that kept a situation from going very badly pear-shaped.

        • Klaus

          If indeed it does.

  • I wonder what was up/happened three years ago.

    • Michael

      I’m guessing shenanigans. Camp shenanigans, possibly. Or school shenanigans (remember, in this comic Mitch is 15 or so, so “three years ago” would mean he was 12-13 years old). Maybe one or the other took a joke too far and ended up hurting someone? Maybe Cory’s power wasn’t as controlled 3 years ago as it is now, and someone (Mitch?) startled him while he was training?

  • So they were friends 3 years ago, but drifted apart since.

    My guess is this could be around the time Mitch got himself into an intern programme, or got ‘discovered’ by government and went new ways. Either he became busy and/or he moved away fo this. We know from Kyle and Spooky that powers either seem to manifest or blossom 12 to 13 year-ish of age.
    Three years ago Mitch would have been 12, so fits with age.

    Question is when Cory’s powers spiked, and where that fits into the timeline? Before or after he and Mitch drifte apart for what ever reason? Also why he’s not on any team or being checked in on – or is he, but his brother showed up and got him into trouble before anyone caught on to this?

    • Jeldenil

      Maybe they met at a recruitment camp or smth like that? So they might know about each other’s powers, too. Mitch didn’t appear shocked at all when Corey blew up the door. At least, we didn’t see his face, but if he’d been shocked, I think we’d seen it. If I am making sense.

      • You do. I noticed too that Cory’s powers wasn’t what Mitch focused mostly on. A recruitment camp. That’s another good theory 🙂

  • Michael

    Flyboy’s on the warpath now. o_o

    Another great update, love the detail in the close-up in panel 4. Very fierce.

    “And if you believe that…”

    … I’ve got a bridge in Brooklyn to sell you?

  • Phyre Storm

    Ivan looks like he’s taken a very hard object to the nose at least once. Here’s hoping he gets to repeat the experience soon.

  • kamishiro

    Ivan is really bad news. He won’t even flinch into killing his ” comrades “

  • Jeldenil

    Well, at least someone knows when to mask up.

  • Klaus

    “Ears of an owl” come in handy. Or should I say eary?

  • bronakopdin

    More background info!
    Though actually if 3 years ago was the last time Mitch saw Cory then it’s awesome he could make him out in a city full of voices even after puperty vocal change 😀
    Even with that hint of Diego’s past let’s hope they’re not trying to get drugs out of that safe >_>’
    It’s probably money or sth… yet who knows, it’s Alex we’re talking about xD
    (I loved the desk throwing Emoji in your comment today btw!!! ^^)
    Action is coming around now: what will Mitch do? Is the guard right? What the heck is Ivan’s problem anyway? And just how is that sentence gonna end xD

  • Madock345

    I wonder if mrs. Security knows that a super is coming? She seems awful calm for someone whose figured out that she’s gonna be shot very soon.

    Also, yay! I actually made an update! Moving is hell. College is starting back up. I do not appreciate these things cutting into my comic time.

  • Jeldenil

    … I don’t think it’s the forklifts we have to watch out for here.

    • Klaus

      When Cory gets going, forklifts will fly.

    • Michael

      Always watch out for forklifts.

      Always.

  • Adi Zeller

    Hmm… I was kinda hoping for a Kitch romance (Or is it called Myle?), but now I’m beginning to suspect Mitch will be involved with Cory? I don’t really know Cory, so I may change my mind, but I’m currently slightly bummed (very slightly) by this realization.

    • Madock345

      Unfortunately, I think their age difference makes Redboy impossible for now. Hopefully significant time will pass in the story and we can start getting some more… interesting… scenes with Mitch.

  • TwilightDreamer

    Heroes on your mark!….get set…..
    ;P

  • Aitsuki

    Wow… I can’t believe this brother. He’s gotten his KID BROTHER involved in some seriously dangerous shit, and hasn’t once even apologized for it….

  • Toli Bera

    I hope Mitch has enough =========Nyooom=====( > °□°)> to get the 3 of them out of there.

  • Melinda M

    Ok, officially ship Mitch and Cory. (Though I still say he looks far too much like Spooky. Secret love child?)

  • Ninhursag

    Fourth panel: it’s action time.

  • Alt+F7

    Yeah, that’s right guy with gun, get angry and distracted and say something to tip off your telekenetic friend that you are not trustworthy.

  • Jason Moon

    Even the guard knows this is a goatf&%k of an operation(Hey, minimum wage doesn’t mean stupid).

  • Pikinanou

    Do your thing, Flyboy!

  • davefragments

    I wonder if Diego and Ivan have explained to Cory that an accomplice that doesn’t share in the money or profit from the crime is still guilty of the crime?
    I’ll bet they used the old line that he won’t be guilty of anything but opening a door and a safe. That opening the door thing went so well. The door will never lock again.

  • Keneu

    Ah, the author notes. The last time we got flipping table emoticons and half sentences was before a date in hell… hopefully things won’t go as bad as then. Right?

  • purplefoxglove

    Hm, three years ago? During the last few pages, I have been harbouring the thought that Mitch and Cory might have been interns at the same team – Danish and Jeldenil suspect something along those lines further up in the comments, too. I guess they (Mitch and Cory, not Danish and Jeldenil) might have had a closer relationship back then, but after one (or both) of them got kicked out of the team, they lost contact. Still, they’d know each other, and Mitch would surely be worried about a former teammate getting himself into trouble.

  • A lot of backstory there in very few lines.

    Also, since I haven’t seen anyone else mention it on this thread — Alex is not kidding about that sexy picture. It is gorgeous, and not just because it’s far steamier than anything he’ll ever post in public.

  • Megan Staples

    “And if you believe that… I’ve got a starship named the Enterprise.”

  • Kate G

    May I drool over Panel 1 for a minute or two please? Oh my God, that is a good panel. I think I may have to reread this entire interlude when I’m not so goo goo eyed because I think that’s all I’ve been paying attention too. Like, “Mitch’s new outfit really makes him look very good” goo goo eyed.

    I’m being distracted by a pair of goo goo eyes, as Disney’s Hercules’ Phil would say.

    And that, my friends, looks like a safe meant to be in a bank. Why is it hidden behind a sign for forklifts? Maybe it’s hiding forklift parts….

    Anyway, I’m gearing up for Special Olympics and that mean…injuries. I have tendinitis in my shoulder and really bruised up knees. ALL IN A DAY’S WORK!

  • Terri Sutton

    Sassy Security Guard is sassy and genre savvy to boot. I like it.

    Damn I missed camping again! Damn you MKX, damn you!

  • jreed3842

    Guys…
    I almost forgot to tell you about the dream I had last night.
    I dreamt that they decided to make a Young Protectors Movie. And Alex had requested to the producers that I play the role of Kyle. They agreed to do that as long as I worked out and developed the right physique.
    And it was literally the most terrifying thing ever! Haha. I was constantly sending e-mails to Alex to ask him about developing my character, and I’d always ask questions like “Would Kyle say the the line THIS way or THAT way?” But Alex never responded, so I had to go with my gut and make the decisions. And I was so scared because I didn’t wanna mess this character up. I kept thinking “What if I disappoint a lot of fans?” and “WHY DIDN’T THEY GIVE ME A MINOR ROLE?!”
    And I remember thinking “What if Admiral Jane doesn’t like the way I portray Kyle?” Haha.
    Even though I’m an actor…. that dream was literally a nightmare. Haha. So much stress…

    • davefragments

      I think that LAW AND ORDER patented the “minor role” and “walk on character” schtick.

    • stickfigurefairytales

      Aw, I think we’d all be thrilled if one of the comic’s fans wound up getting the lead role for a movie adaptation.

      • Michael

        Only if said fan was a hot, fit redhead with an ass to die for and abs to wash a shirt on.

  • davefragments

    I think I’m rather early for camping.

    • Michael

      Only a little bit. The update seems to be earlier and earlier these days, I’d be expecting it soon.

      • davefragments

        Maybe.

  • Tyler Griffin

    It’s so very quiet

  • Michael

    Camping time! And I’m here at last, it’s been ages! How is everybody?

    • Tyler Griffin

      Sleepy, dug a ditch today

      • Michael

        Cool. Deep ditch?

        … deep enough for, say, Donald Trump or Tony Abbott?

        Today I drove a car for the first time.

        • davefragments

          Don’t drive that fast.

          • Michael

            I didn’t, the instructor kept us about 20kms below the limit for most of it. Tricky turns on winding backstreets make for an interesting introduction to driving.

          • davefragments

            My lessons were in a city park on a two lane road. Not immediately on the streets. They had us practice in parking lots with orange cones.

          • Michael

            I was thrown into the deep end, twisting back streets, about four roundabouts, road bumps and traffic islands, and a section of busy main road.

            With people oh-so-patiently following behind me.

          • davefragments

            The old cars used to have hood ornaments and where you point that (the middle of the hood or do you call it a bonnet?) the car goes. At night, if you stare at oncoming headlights, then you’ll drift in front of the oncoming car. learn to look directly ahead to steer while being able to hold the car straight. Cars usually have two to two and a half turns in the steering. Practice in the turns is like muscle-learning how far to turn that wheel to get the car to make a nice circular turn that doesn’t drift out and off the road or in and into the opposing lane.
            It is practice. You’ll get it.

          • Michael

            Yeah, the driver was impressed with my steering, he said it usually takes people a few lessons to pick it up.

            I was just paranoid about over-turning, because of that one time I nearly two-wheeled (one-edged?) a dodgem car.

          • davefragments

            Tight turns still give me the creeps.
            One thing to remember, it is harder to total a car when you drive slower than when you drive faster.

          • Michael

            Yeah, that’s what the instructor said.

            I don’t know if non-Australian roads have them, but over here, a lot of our backstreets have “islands” designed to slow cars down; they basically force a curve in a straight road so you can’t build up speed. Tricky to get through, because you have to turn a sharp left and then a sharp right immediately after, and then go straight again to stay in your lane.

            I can’t find any photos of them in Google, so I’m guessing they’re not too common in other parts of the world

          • davefragments

            This area has lots of two lane blacktop that winds around the hills. Thankfully, no speed bumps. Think more potholes and no berms or curbs. Now the township “chipped and tarred” several roads in my area. The car feels like it is floating on gravel.
            As for our side streets and backstreets — they are usually parked up on both sides. I learned on roads with streetcar tracks which tended to throw a car sideways when the wheels crossed them.

          • Michael

            My brother noticed the difference between paved city roads and paved country roads last time he came down, apparently there’s a big difference in smoothness and traction.

            I don’t want to start messing with tram tracks just yet, I’ll wait until I can handle a car a bit more competently first.

          • Tyler Griffin

            My Drivers Ed did the same with us. And he set those cones up with about 3 inches clerance on either side and we had to swerve/turn/snake the car through them without hitting any before he’d let us on the road. I swear he had springs loaded in those things, cause you’d hit one and the it would collapse under the tire, then pop back into shape and go flying past the window, and the teacher (who had them all named) would announce who you’d just killed to the other two students in the backseat.

          • Michael

            I think they do that for teenagers getting their learners. I’m a “mature learner”, so it’s straight into the deep end for me.

            At least I don’t have to keep a log book, like the under-21s.

          • Tyler Griffin

            Ew. Yeah.

          • Michael

            In other news, I found my inner Hemingway this week. I had to write a story that answered the prompt “a man walked into a bar”, and wrote a bleak and desolate narration in sentence fragments, about a man whose life had spiralled into crippling failure and meaninglessness.

          • Tyler Griffin

            Lovely! LoL.

          • Michael

            It includes the sentence “A man ran into a bar, and his Olympic high jump dream had died”

            ^_________^

          • Tyler Griffin

            Still better grammar and construction than Twilight, or Fifty Shades, so who knows you could go far, lol

          • Michael

            It helps that my mind is on the story, and not on my nethers.

            Also I have a specialist BA focused purely on creative writing, so I’m not exactly a self-taught fanfic-writer.

            Not that there’s any thing wrong with fanfiction, a lot of it is really well written.

          • davefragments

            That’s a place to start a story.

          • Michael

            Oh, that was in the middle. He was mentally cataloguing his various failures, all of which happened, coincidentally, to involve bars of some kind, or at least the word ‘bar’.

            The storey is called “A Bad Joke”, and it ends with the most classic of terrible man-walks-into-bar punchlines ever. I like to be thematically consistent.

            The ending?

            “Ouch.”

          • davefragments

            Ok. If someone out there publishes it, let me know.

          • Michael

            It’s only 300 words, so I don’t know if anyone would accept it.

          • davefragments

            I don’t like to write something that short. I’ve done it but I always feel that it is incomplete. . . I like to describe things and develop my character a little bit.

          • Michael

            It suited the Spartan style. I tried to lengthen it, but I just felt like I was padding or forcing it beyond its natural conclusion.

            Only needed to be short for the competition, anyway.

          • davefragments

            Hemingway’s style is that way. He didn’t like long sentences of indirect action. And as for stories in a bar, Hemingway is your man.

          • Michael

            Yep, that’s why I tried to emulate him.

            I’ve always admired Hemingway’s ability to generate deep emotional scenes with only actions and dialogue, not much narration or introspection or descriptive prose.

          • davefragments

            I have to find a novel that uses exactly the opposite construction and has long and passive sentences. It’s on my shelf but I can’t remember the name tonight. It’s a ghost story about 4 teens in a car wreck and the policeman who caused it.

          • Michael

            long, passive sentences? Exactly the opposite of Hemingway?

            Salman Rushdie, The Satanic Verses. So named because it will drive you insane within the first 100 pages.

          • davefragments

            I read the other Rushdie The Moors Last Sigh (I think) and didn’t find it hard to read.

          • Michael

            Satanic Verses is very different.

            “An iceberg is water striving to be land; a mountain, especially a Himalaya, especially Everest, is land’s attempt to metamorphose into sky; it is grounded in flight, the earth mutated–nearly–into air, and become, in the true sense, exalted. Long before she ever encountered the mountain, Allie was aware of its brooding presence in her soul.”

            Imagine that, but for hundreds of pages.

          • davefragments

            That doesn’t bother me. However, I liked Dostoevsky when I read him in college and I adore THE NAME OF THE ROSE by Eco. That doesn’t bother me in a novel. I just started having the computer read REMEMBRANCE OF THINGS PAST to me when I Want to relax and just be for a while.

          • Michael

            The Rotter’s Club by Jonathan Coe, then. It has one sentence that is 14,000 words long.

          • davefragments

            no, no, no, no…

          • Michael

            Well, you wanted the opposite of Hemingway.

            To be fair, the sentence isn’t exactly 14,000 words – It’s only 13,955 words. XD

          • davefragments

            LOL

            The book waiting for me is Ta-Nehisi Coates’ “between the World and Me” which is about civil rights in the USA.

          • Michael

            I don’t think I’ve heard of that. If it’s exactly the opposite of Hemingway, I don’t think I really want to hear about it.

          • davefragments

            It’s about American politics and I doubt that it is of any interest outside the country. I want to learn the words that I don’t know to describe something.

          • davefragments

            I went and looked in my bookshelves — The Night Country by Stewart O’Nan. It’s a ghost story.
            I remember an interview with O’Nan where he said that he worked hard to get the words and sentence structure to reflect the tone and tragic aspects of the story.

          • davefragments

            Sounds good.

          • Tyler Griffin

            Ok, I know I’m tired now. I read that as 20 kilomters per second, and even as an American with stereotypical allergy to metrics I’m going, WTF?! THAT’S NOT SLOW!

          • Michael

            The limit here is 60km/h in built up areas, so we were doing a casual 40.

            Had to go at 60 on the main road, but that was a straight section and I’d had practice with turning by then.

          • Tyler Griffin

            coolio

        • Tyler Griffin

          Not that deep. Dad’s movin a carport/awning and it has a small concrete slab that the bottom is bolted to, and I was having to dig along the edge of that so that he cn get in with his bolt cutters and/or grinder tomorrow to cut the bolts. And congrats on the driving. How’d it go?

          • Michael

            Pretty good! Turns out years of kung fu does help with coordination and situational awareness.

            I was a little bit rattled afterwards, though, from being “on” without a break for so long. I’m used to two-minute sparring rounds, 45 minutes of full “on” is a big step up.

  • Michael

    As soon as the next page is posted I have to be off, as I have some things to do this weekend. A bit of gardening, a bit of sanding and paint-scraping, a bit of sword-rearranging. You know, the usual weekend chores.

    edit: no, “sword rearranging” is not a euphemism, although it would be an awesome one if it were. “Hand me those tissues, I need to rearrange my sword”

  • Hello everybody!!

    • davefragments

      hey there, you with the stars in your eyes…

      • Ha! How’s it going? Still enjoying the peace and quiet?

        • davefragments

          I had to get my eyes examined (obviously new glasses) and go food shopping today in a crowded supermarket.

          • Michael

            New glasses are fun. Does it feel like you’re living in a James Cameron CGI movie?

          • davefragments

            They have to order the blanks to grind the lenses. They will look just like the glasses in my icon to the left.

          • One or two. 😛 I never quite know what to say, because sometimes it’s just too close to call.

            But I hope you got yourself a treat for deal with the crowded store. I usually end up with a cookie or apple fritter.

          • davefragments

            Steak is my treat.

          • Nom!

          • davefragments

            The eye doctor didn’t say good things. So I”m a little bummed out.

          • You so deserve that steak! Eye docs suck.

          • davefragments

            Yes. I agree.

    • Michael

      Hi!

      • So learning to drive, huh? My instructor was crazy and set me to go on the freeway the first lesson. Yay!! Let’s scare the crap out of the newbie!!

        • Michael

          wow! Thankfully my instructor’s a really nice guy, gentle and calm and a really good teacher. He basically live-commentated/monologued everything that was happening and that I had to do and watch for, and explained why, as it was happening.

          • Oh I changed instructors for my last lesson and he was much better. I guess she felt it was best to just get on with the whole thing.

        • davefragments

          That’s like getting thrown into the deep water to learn how to swim.

          • Michael

            At least I’m only learning automatic. No way am I going near a manual. I don’t even know if there are any new cars being manufactured with manual transmissions, anyway.

          • davefragments

            I never drove a manual shift. Even my lawn tractor had one lever for forward and reverse. IT had no brakes because it was hydraulic drive. Nothing like a car.

          • Yup, then we went through some of the back roads through the various orchards with twists and turns. Yay!

          • davefragments

            Riverview Park in Pittsburgh and sometimes Highland Park in Pittsburgh. But that was when I was 16 years old. I’m 65 now.

          • I was 16 as well. We lived in Thousand Oaks (a suburb and hour or so outside Los Angeles) at the time and she had me drive into Moorpark and Fillmore which is a mixture of flat, twisty, huge washes (that I can’t think of the name of) and canyons. OMG! O.O

          • davefragments

            The highways around here are driven by lunatics and crazy people. If you drive 70mph they want 75mph or 80. That’s idiotic.

          • Exactly! That’s pretty much it. It was very scary

    • Tyler Griffin

      *said in stereotypical Transylvania Vampire accent* Good evening

      • Ah ah ah ah!

        Ha! I usually think in terms of The Count from Sesame Street.

    • stickfigurefairytales

      Hello!!

      • Hiya Stick! How’s the newish job?

        • stickfigurefairytales

          It’s going well, thank you! Just finished my third full week. Everybody has been really nice, which is awesome. How are you doing, AJ?

          • That’s great!

            Doing pretty good. Just a tad tired.

          • stickfigurefairytales

            Yeah, I hear that. Hopefully tonight’s page won’t be too late so you can get some sleep.

          • Sleep is always good.

          • stickfigurefairytales

            Agreed.

          • Michael

            Good to hear!

          • stickfigurefairytales

            Thank you! 🙂

    • Hello 🙂

  • stickfigurefairytales

    Yay, I made it to camping! Was a little worried that I’d be too late, since I had to watch the rest of the baseball game. (We beat the Yankees)

    • davefragments

      The Yankees deserved it.
      wink, wink

      • stickfigurefairytales

        Don’t they always?

        • davefragments

          yep!

  • Good morning from here. I’m tiiiiired, but looks like I made it.. if I can stay awake for just a little longer.

  • No really, I’m considering just giving up again and go back to bed. I went to bed at midnight, was woken up again by drunk people getting home an hour later, woke up myself around 3am to use the toilet, couldn’t fall asleep and dozed off about an hour ago, only 20mins before I had set the alarm which damn near didn’t get me up xD

    • davefragments

      My cellphone has three alarms set for each morning. I sometimes wake up an hour late to find that the cellphone has the icons scattered all over its strange pages and several new icons that I have to delete. So somehow, my fingers are smacking the screen to get it to stop ringing at me three or four times.

      As for drunks — how rude to be noisy.

      • I use cellphone too, but a few times manage to turn off the snooze button. Much better than an alarm clock though. I have an uncanny talent of being just awake enough to reset my alarmclock timer to a little later, even if it means leaving the bed and then go back to it, but not awake enough to tell myself that’s a bad idea xD
        Sometimes I’ve managed to reset it to another time, but have no clear memory of doing it.

        • davefragments

          I’ve thrown ignorantly loud alarm clocks across the room just because they had the temerity to wake me.

          My wakeup song was “Pavan for a Dead Princess” by Ravel scored for Harp and orchestra. That worked and yes, I’m a little musically weird.

    • stickfigurefairytales

      Poor Danish! I hope you can get some more rest.

      • I will. I’m just a little annoyed at the drunk people. I live on a really calm street, but recently got new neighbours in the house diagonally across the street. It’s devided into two apartments, and the upper apartment people like to go out a night or two a week and/or have people over. One way ot another there’s often happy, shouting/loud laughing drunk people getting home with a cap, or taking a cap, from there somewhere between midnight and 2.30. I far from always hear them, but it’s distrurbing my sleep when I do.

        • stickfigurefairytales

          Ughhh, that’s so frustrating!

          • Yeah, luckily I usually fall back to sleep pretty fast but, waking up a 2nd time by myself, I’m just a little cranky right now >.<
            I'm awake now though, so I'll wait for the page. Have yo get used to get up early on a daily basis anyway.

    • Michael

      Some days I feel blessed to have a hearing loss, I can take my hearing aids out at night and the world is dead to me.

      Took me ages to find an alarm I actually respond to, though — Si Cranstoun’s “Rise and Shine”, appropriately enough.

  • Oooh, I see now that the ad on the top right has changed to Y-Force. That’s another gay superhero comic, and it’s worth a read btw 🙂

  • Michael

    Right, I’ve seen the new page (posted on Patreon), so now I’m off. Have to get on to the gardening.

    • stickfigurefairytales

      Take care, and good luck!

  • davefragments