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Rub a dub dub.

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So, looks like Mitch isn’t getting any answers from Paul. I wonder what’s going on with Kyle? And what about Cory — how is he going to fit into all of this?

We’re taking January 1st off, but we’ll be back with the next page on Tuesday, January 5th. Hope to see you there! 😀

  • Fly, fly, fly!

    • Dammit! I hit the wrong button.. 😛

      • Hah! I’ve done that a few times, lost myself a large handful of V’s like that through the comic :-p

    • One more.

  • And now I remember why I wasn’t a fan of Paul. -_-

    • Yep

    • stickfigurefairytales

      I’m personally very fond of Paul but sometimes he needs a good smack upside the head.

      • He has very little tact.

        • stickfigurefairytales

          This is true.

    • Actually, as stupid as it comes out, I kinda get Paul here. He’s in a panic, and needs Mitch there fast. Since he’s tried to contact in another way first, he doesn’t have time to tell a ‘story’ or answer questions. He just needs Mitch to react.

      We had a pretty scary family emergency just before x-mas (it’s oki now), and when the situation is so tense, you don’t always have the mind to give details, you just react with an end goal.

      • That’s true, but I read it a bit differently. He could have just sad, not now get your ass over here.

      • Michael

        And he also doesn’t know where Mitch is or that he’s anywhere other than at home.

      • D. G.

        That’s not stupid. If I was Paul I’d have said the same damn thing.

    • Adam Black

      Once he comes out and we get that shower scene, youll forget all about it. Plus he has that Bad Luck: you-dropped-the-soap-power.

      • Dunno. Foot in mouth disease is quite a turn off.

        • Adam Black

          But he can use the negative results to charge his powers.
          It all balances out.

          • So getting dumped for saying stupid things causes him to have some luck? That’s okay.

  • davefragments

    Mitch has a strange look on that last panel. It’s intriguing.

    • stickfigurefairytales

      I feel like it’s a look of “Crap, my friend needs me for a mysterious reason but he’s definitely in trouble but also now I have to leave the guy I just kissed and who I am trying to get to move in with me so that he won’t be living on the streets and this is really bad timing. Um.”

      • davefragments

        My thoughts too. We know what the ultimate decision is but there is one more act between receiving the word and the response.

  • You really have to feel for Cory on this page. Mitch, make Cory feel better!

    • stickfigurefairytales

      Yes, please!

  • stickfigurefairytales

    Aw, poor Cory.

  • Don’t forget to get that last kiss before you go.

  • HistoryUnending

    Anybody else having trouble getting the comic to load properly on mobile. It’s so blurry I can’t read the text.

    • You’re the 3rd who’s expressed that. Most people see it just fine, so to try and figure out the problem some are having, could you tell this: what iOS version are you using? The newest or an older one? What browser?

      Are you only having issues on your own device (what device is it)?

      • HistoryUnending

        Updated the software and that cleared it up. I’m on Safari, and the problem was on both phone and iPad. Phone is updating now.

        • That’s good to know. Could be the advice to give to anyone else having this problem. Thank you.

          • HistoryUnending

            Phone just finished and it also loaded the comic properly. So it does seem to be the problem. Thanks to you as well.

  • davefragments

    I hate to be practical but do I watch Mars again tonight or let the Archeonithomimus romp and stomp?

    • The Martian was a great movie!

      • davefragments

        I read the book earlier this year and then saw the movie with my Niece and her teenager.

        added – I actually understood the orbital mechanics discussion in the book.
        Plus, people in the theater cheered when the hydrogen popped.

        • How was the book?

          • davefragments

            The book is great but it does get into more of the technical aspects of the story. The explanations are straightforward and not jargon but still, it is orbital mechanics and all sorts of detail about how to stay alive on Mars.

          • Klaus

            Very useful, should you ever find yourself in a similar situation.

          • davefragments

            I doubt I”ll ever be blasted into space unless I arranged for my cremated ashes to be compressed and sent to the ultimate Viking Funeral of a sun dive…
            However, I agree with Mark Watney — things go bad, deal with it do your best.

          • Klaus

            A sun dive would be extremely expensive. It has not yet been done. Probes to Mercury have been few and far between, and have used multiple gravity assists.

          • davefragments

            Klaus, dear kind fellow, I was joking.
            I should have put a smiley emoticon next to that. My bad.

          • whollyfool

            The movie was good, but I thought the book was much funnier. The audiobook was really really well done too.

          • davefragments

            I might get the audiobook for my birthday later in the year.

          • davefragments

            I just wanted to add — the book doesn’t have DISCO!

          • Now that’s just wrong. 😛

          • davefragments

            I’m not sure what you mean.

          • It did add humor and I don’t mind disco. 🙂

          • davefragments

            OK.

      • davefragments

        I just watched the bloopers reel.
        The gang gets silly

        • Oooh, is that on the digital or the hard copy?

          • davefragments

            Both, I guess.
            I bought it on Comcast because I like it.
            Besides, I get better sound from the cable box than the Blu Ray player.

      • Kate G

        I loved that movie!

  • Michael

    Nobody said “page is up”. And there I was waiting around for a sign… 🙁

    • Oops xD
      Sometimes any/everyone forget. Refresh and clicking Last can be a way to check if no one say anything for a while.

      • Michael

        I was busy discussing design evolution and market forces in relation to the new Star Wars movie with Doki. >_>

    • Adam Black

      ive been ditched at camping so many times, I woke up with a microchip in my neck and my face on telephones poles.

      • Michael

        Better than waking up in an ice bath with a scar on your side, Charlie.

        • Tyler Griffin

          Or waking up with another Side’s Livery on and a new Chief Warlord…

        • Adam Black

          Anyone who would steal an organ from me. is not going to have a good time.

  • Nate

    I think people are giving Paul too much of a hard time here. I mean, take it from his POV:

    His BEST FRIEND calls an emergency, “barely holding it together” (that’s a quote). He’s probably freaking out right now… all he’s probably thinking is “The only way we can get there in time is Mitch. I need Mitch. Dammit, where is Mitch!”

    I mean, remember this page? http://webcomics.yaoi911.com/typ/ete-ch3pt1-page-4/

    That being said, I hope Mitch gets one last kiss in.

    • Tyler Griffin

      Speaking as a person with friends and family in the military, Paul is NOT actually out of line. It sounds harsh when someone takes that tone, and there’s no way around that, but the fact is that Paul DOESN’T have to tell Mitch anything at that point. Honestly, there isn’t time (even if the emotional reasons weren’t present), and it’s either in or out.

      For example, after everything is settled, Laampros is in hell, PP is an immortal goddess again and has better things to do than waste her time dealing with *Humans (Pttuey)* And Anni is behind bars and it’s time for our band to face the consequences. (Oh, believe you me there WILL be consequences to an untested, unofficial search and rescue team of rejects facing off against two of the more significant super-villains in the world. (I’m not implying they will be in trouble, just that these things tend to create LOTS of paperwork and policy discussions and they will most certainly have to present themselves to the proper authorities to give an official accounting of everything that happened, everything that went wrong to create the situation, and oh, just CONSEQUENCES, lol.
      Now, imagine that’s what’s going down, and Amanda called the team up on short notice out of the blue, because she has been order to present herself and her team before the military and ExSec heads for said accounting, but she isn’t sure how it’s gonna go and is short on details. So, it’s basically, “Team, we’re in the shit, report. How quickly can everyone be at X office (The answer better be VERY quickly).” Now imagine Mitch responds with “You gotta tell us SOMETHING.” That looks BAD to your superiors.

      • A very interesting take on this, Thank you, Tyler. 🙂

  • Now for Mitch to make sure that he can keep contact with Cory, finish up with Cory is a good way, and hopefully have him going towards his house.

    Mitch has some catching up to do, once they get the ‘hell is coming to earth’ crisis sorted out. There’s dates to be had. One thing is a parent coming in the way with bad timing. Hell literally coming in the way is a whole new scale of bad timing.

  • phoenix_fire

    regarding patreon, if we become a patron, do we get access to past art that has already been posted (like all the past pinups)? i’ve never used patreon before so i’m not entirely sure if it’s retroactive or only begins working from when you sign up.

    • I do believe you get to see all the posts on Alex’s patreon page that are patreon only. 🙂

    • Omar Cantu

      I think the pinups are only available for 60 days after being posted, the rest of the art is forever I think.

    • Folks who sign up with Patreon get to see all the short stories, pretty much all the Safe For Work pinups, and many NSFW pin-ups. There are also special Full Monty and high-res pin-ups that are only available for each month’s current Patrons (like the Tsunami pin-ups this month.)

      You can find a list of the pin-ups and other rewards organized by topics here:

      http://amwcomics.com/patreon-rewards/

      Hope that helps! 🙂

      • phoenix_fire

        it does. thank you! i’m a little disappointed that older full monty pictures can’t be seen, but i guess that’s the point of being a monthly patron! lol

        • Tyler Griffin

          There’s always the hope that they’ll end up in the store as prints eventually, after Alex figures us pats have had them long enough to not feel shafted (Of note to Alex, under no circumstances would I feel cheated to see patreon rewards in the store as long as it was after we already got ’em. I fully support your maximizing profit potential and exposure of your creations lol)

        • Yep, exactly. I do want to reward those who continue to support me month-after-month. 🙂 Thank you for your question and your understanding!

  • Sanbai

    “Rub a dub dub.”
    You are a TERRIBLE man, has anyone told you that??!!

  • Jeldenil

    Cory looks so dejected. That kiss for the road has to happen.

  • TwilightDreamer

    OUCH!
    I understand why Paul wouldn’t explain and everything…but poor Mitch, that was kinda harsh…
    still, good page 🙂

  • bronakopdin

    dang… but of course we all know why Paul can’t give any details on the phone… Though it is a kind of harsh way to make Mitch come there, he just has Kyle’s best interests in mind so I don’t blame hm and seriously: noone knows about Mitch being “busy” anyway ^^’
    Cory seems a little sad there in the background. Maybe even somewhat jealous?
    I just hope they’ll see each other again very soon to sort things out and talk more, especially about those 3 years they’re missing!
    But Cory really has to send off Mitch properly now 😉

  • Klaus

    Mitch needs to set up a way that he can contact Cory. It would be nice to give Cory a way to contact him too, but it would not be enough. It is far from certain that Cory would contact him.

  • T Dibbler

    Dammit, Kyle’s horrible disaster was badly timed as well as being awful for all the reasons we already know. Cory’s gonna leave now, isn’t he? 🙁

    If the kissing could have continued I bet Mitch could have convinced him to stay, but that interruption came at just the wrong time. 🙁

  • Pikinanou

    Don’t take it personal, Mitch, Paul is just in a bad mood, right now.

  • D. G.

    Ha. I like that Paul ain’t no damn punk.

  • D. G.

    Alex this 1 of my fav pages.

  • Skudplastr

    Haha Fluke is such a bully. But really, everyone on the team thinks he’s this little innocent thing that needs to be protected, but look at the shit he just dealt with ALONE this chapter. Mitch deserves more credit than he gets. :l

  • Jason Moon

    Duh Duhn DUUUUUHHHNNNN!

  • Mary Klemzak

    Aww poor Cory. 🙁

  • Saxon_Brenton

    A piece of headcanon just occurred to me: Maybe the reason that the Platinum Priestess was able to blast Flyboy out of the sky is that Flyboy has been on the go without sleep for the better part of past day-and-a-half, was probably muzzy-headed and not up to dodging as well as he would normally be able to. Under normal circumstances he would sidestepped the blast just fine, then poked his tongue out at her in an appropriately insolent manner. (Although there’s always the possibility that she used a targeting blast that would have followed him if he tried to dodge, so the issue may be moot…)

    Try this out for a timeline: Kyle’s 18th birthday was in the day, probably in the afternoon (and after school if it was a weekday) (cf the discussion between Kyle and Annihilator at the end of chapter 1), but Mitch would have been awake the whole day. After that party Flyboy went off for what he probably was expecting to be a relaxing evening patrolling for muggers and generic city crime, but which culminated in a major superhuman incident where he had to push his powers to the limit in order to keep from being sliced up by the debris of the telekinetic tornado. Then he took Diego and Cory to hospital, and during the “few hours” before Cory called him again he went home to talk to his parents about helping out Diego and Cory, took time to change clothes (and possibly to shower) but considering how worried he’s been about Cory I’m guessing he probably didn’t taken time to actually sleep.

    Then a stressed Fluke calls him, and he spends the better part of an hour flying Fluke and Spooky to the warehouse to pick up Kyle, and a similar amount of time flying back. After that was Red Hot’s debriefing and the few hours that Commander spent gathering intel and planning the team’s strike against the Priestess and Annihilator, which in retrospect would have been the sensible time to catch some sleep. In fact, it would make sense that Commander ordered them to get some rest, and I’d like to think that by this point Flyboy had been awake for so long that he fell asleep regardless of how worried he was – but I’ve also got a nagging suspicion that he may have been too stressed to get the rest he needed. Finally, Flyboy spends a full day from when the team departs at 6:30am until they finally find Team Silver in late afternoon “hours later” (according to the caption on chap.3 p.66).

    So, in summary, I calculate that Flyboy has been awaken for something on the order of 36 hours, with at best only short bouts of sleep, and for the second half of that period he has been dealing with a string of high-stress events that would probably be contributing to any sense of fatigue. And on a completely facetious note, it also means that Admiral Jane’s worries about Flyboy dropping flying cars is unwarranted, since under normal circumstances he’s not prone to dropping things.

    • Very nice analysis, Saxon. Fun for me to read. 🙂

    • Kate G

      You know, that’s a good headcanon. At the same time, I’m going to play devil’s advocate here and say soldiers have had to stay awake for 48 hours straight or longer. What keeps them going is adrenaline and food.

      Mitch would be going on adrenaline in battle. He got hit from not paying attention to his proverbial backside. A lot of this deals with the fact he was up in the air charged with logistics so he forgot about protecting himself. He became complacent.

      See this page? He’s just floating in that spot like a sitting goose for, like, pages from what we know. THAT IS BAD. It’s putting a big, fat target on your butt. Complacency breeds inattention. Inattention means you don’t stay sharp. Not staying sharp means you don’t catch things like crazy metal wearing priestesses shooting you in the butt (it really does look like he’s being shot in the behind.)
      http://webcomics.yaoi911.com/typ/ete-ch3-page-107/

      Complacency is your enemy.

      • I like this analysis too, Kate. 🙂

        • Kate G

          Yes, the author likes my analysis. *pumps fists*

          • Saxon_Brenton

            Your counterpoint is well made.
            (And, yeah, it’s always cool when the author likes your analysis (gives internet fistbump))

          • Kate G

            *fist bumps back*

      • Exactly! You specified it much more (and better), but as I said earlier, Kyle isn’t the only one who’s had one hell of a day up until the battle… though, since Kyle’s day literally went to hell, it was somewhat worse.

        • Kate G

          O.O The Great Danish replies. *bows to Danish*

          Okay, but seriously, they both had atrocious days. Although, it’s true, going to literal Hell and back does beat going through a telekinetic vortex anyday. I mean, Kyle did have a big giant eyeball staring at his you-know-what-its. (Let’s just pretend to have a little decency and not use proper terminology to give Kyle some dignity here. He had a bad day.)

    • Klaus

      Agreat analysis. A very monor point: it must be less than half an hour to get back from the love nest. The 20 minutes it takes for Mitch to get to Spooky’s place come out of those 57 minutes, as does the time it takes to convince Kyle to let Spooky come along, contacting Mitch, contacting Spooky, and anything I have forgotten.

  • Kate G

    Katie (AAAAAAAAAAND ZENA!) are reporting for boot camp.

    My migraine managed to go away just in time for camping!

  • Kate G

    Cory looks so dejected in that second to last panel. He’s like, “It’s okay, you can leave me. Go ahead.” Poor Cory.

    Mitch is so dynamic with his expressions and body language. I love that about him. I half expect him to float in the air sometimes when he really gets into an emotion but he’s still on the ground.

    Also, panel 5 could totally be seen as a Romeo/Juliet starcrossed lovers panel or unrequited love panel if you removed the text. 🙂 I have way too much fun with panels. 🙂 You could have a good Caption It contest with Panels 1 and 2.

    This is just one of those pages where rewriting the text would be a lot of fun. Can you imagine the rewrites you would get? There would be at least one involving pizza.

    • davefragments

      Cory doesn’t look too happy. That’s for sure.

      • Kate G

        He doesn’t! He looks so sad and depressed. I want to give him some pie.

  • You’re very welcome, fujoshifanatic! Thank you so much for being with us on this journey – so great to have you here! 🙂

  • Edgardo Perez

    Damn i had to catch up on a ton of stuff great stuff wasn’t expecting that skyboy was gay though can’t wait to see what comes next and is this set around the time kyle is with annihilator and gets betrayed?

    • Kate G

      Mitch revealed he was gay in Chapter Three to Kyle before they went to battle.

      http://webcomics.yaoi911.com/typ/ete-ch3-page-85/

      • Edgardo Perez

        Oh wow i completely missed this page while i was catching up the last time cause i forgot where i left off i started out at the fight with the magician lady and annihilator must have skipped this one lol. (this was my second time catching up read the end of the fight and the bonus comics)

        • Kate G

          It happens to the best of us. I happen to have a steel trap of a mind so I generally remember when things happen and where, but even I’ve forgotten things (ask Klaus. I’ve gone brain dead and been like, “What?” on Klaus before.)

    • This has turned out to be the exact same night as Kyle’s trip to hell.

  • Shiny Gwilly

    oh dear, this is turning to quite the night for Mitch more than we first thought
    i hope Cory at least takes him up on his offer, they need to cuddle
    i mean what
    they’ll explain on the way, Mitch, time is of the essence atm

  • Last chance before I leave for the day, and won’t be home until tomorrow morning, so I want to wish you all a Happy New Year.

    Hope you’ll all have a wonderful night, and I hope and wish you’ll all be able to say that 2016 has been a good year wheb we’re reaching this date again in a year.

    • davefragments

      Happy New Year to you too

    • Happy New Year, Danish!

    • Happy New Year Danish!

    • purplefoxglove

      Happy New Year ^_^

  • Klaus

    This will be my last comment this tear, and it is entirely off topic. I just want to wish you all joy of any celebrations you may hold on occasion of the new year, and that you may have good health and happiness throughout 2016.

    • Happy New Year, Klaus! May you have good health and happiness as well! 🙂

    • Happy New Year Klaus!

    • Kate G

      Happy New Year to Klaus and the rest of us Woolfpackers!

    • davefragments

      .Happy New Year

    • purplefoxglove

      Happy New Year!

  • Earl Patterson

    I see group of hero on the wall in background… Is there anything wallpaper I could have for my computer wallpaper?

    • This is currently isn’t a wallpaper, but I can think about making something like that in the future if there is interest. 🙂

      • Consider me interested, sir.

      • I know I’ve hoped it would make an actual poster some day 🙂

        (Maybe an idea for a Kickstarter reward)

      • Earl Patterson

        Awesome! Look forward

      • Earl Patterson

        Awesome! Look forward!

  • Chris Dangerfield

    Wishing everyone, either already in 2016 or about to go there, the very best of all possible years. This is a truly swell fandom.

    Also, a special thank you to Alex, Adam and Veronica for their incredible talent, effort and commitment. You guys ARE The Young Protectors.

    Thank you!

    • davefragments

      Happy New Year to you and Happy New Year to the entire gang at TYP.

      • Happy New Year, Dave! Great having you here! 🙂

      • Happy New Year dave!

        • davefragments

          Happy New Year Doki

    • Thank you, Chris! I wish you, your sweetie, and your family a very Happy New Year as well! 🙂

    • Happy New Year Chris!

    • Happy New Year, sir!

    • purplefoxglove

      Happy New Year 😀

  • Keneu

    Poor Cory. He has gone back to the hunched, side eyeing pose. I hope he still maintains contact with Mitch parents and Flyboy – if he escapes the battle against the Silver duo alive, that is.

    It’s a bit weird going back and reread the scene in the warehouse – the drawing style has changed a little bit. Not that it wasn’t good before, but sometimes the characters looked some years older than they actually were – I think they do look their ages now.

    Happy 2016, everyone!

    • davefragments

      Yes, just when Mitch and Cory should be having a few hours of personal time, the TEAM calls and ruins it.

      Also — Happy New Year to you too.

      • Keneu

        To be fair, being the end of the world and all kind of trumps having some personal time… but it sure is bad luck for Mitch. And even after they kissed, at that. 😀

        It’s a pity he didn’t tell the team about this stuff before or that they don’t remember the things told during the Veritas curse. They would know that he’s not in a good shape to fight and maybe come up with a different strategy.

        Thank you for the good wishes!

        • davefragments

          Happy New Year

    • Happy New Year, Keneu! 🙂

      • Keneu

        Thank you so much!

        Also, I have a question. I’ve been thinking about writing a small fanfic for Artifice. If I do end up writing it, can I link back to it in the comments section, instead of emailing it?

    • Happy New Year Keneu!

      • Keneu

        Thank you a lot, Doki! Same to you!

  • Happy New Year everyone!!

    (I’ll see you all next year ;P) *runsaway*

  • Yukiness

    Cheers and happy new years from New York City to all!

    • Happy New Year, Yukiness! 🙂

    • davefragments

      Happy New Year.

    • Happy New Year Yukiness!

    • Kate G

      New Years from Chicagoland, land of Ice and Snow currently!

  • Kate G

    Cheers and let’s all raise our glasses, soda, mugs, shot glasses, WHATEVER YOU HAVE to 2016. Well, this means I need a new can of Dr. Pepper. *grabs new can*

    • davefragments

      Happy New Year

    • Happy New Year Kate!

  • Happy New Year from the East Coast (or EST if you want to be more accurate)!

  • stickfigurefairytales

    Who’s excited for the first camping session of 2016?!

    • It is on Tuesday. Tuesday will be the first camping of 2016. ^_^

      • stickfigurefairytales

        Aww. I see that now. Thank you for telling me! I’ll just get really hyped for then!

        P.S. Hi Doki!!! *hugs*

        • Hey Stick! *hugs*

          • stickfigurefairytales

            I hope that this year will be a better one for you than the last. You deserve lots of amazing things.

          • *blushes* Well….we shall see

          • You and others in this comment section also deserve amazing things (that includes wonderful Alex, marvelous Adam and inedible Vero).

          • stickfigurefairytales

            Aww, thank you! o/

          • Pietro7

            Ummm, I really hope that was supposed to say ‘incredible’. Cause if she’s inedible, I am not at all sure I want know how you determined that . . . .

          • fixed

            thanks

          • Tyler Griffin

            Quick, someone copy write those monikers and get some fanart of our team ASAP!

          • Tyler Griffin

            well, being out of reach would make someone inedible… So we could all say that we are inedible to each other 😛

          • Tyler Griffin

            Quick, someone copy write those monikers and get some fanart of our team ASAP!

            ***********
            Ignore the repeat comment below, my mouse was feeling existential and clicked two places at once

    • Tyler Griffin

      I will be at work. I hope it rains and the campfire won’t light and the marshmallows are all stale! 😛 lol, jk. I hope ya’ll have a good and lively evening of discussions and retelling of having survived the holiday family gatherings

  • Justin White

    bad timing

    • Tyler Griffin

      ain’t it the truth.

  • Derkins

    i want that poster on the wall in panel 2

  • AJ V

    I just found out about this webcomic and read it all in one go. It’s so awesome and action-packed, I can’t wait for the next page

    • Thank you, AJ! Glad you found us! 🙂

      I’m curious, how did you hear about The Young Protectors? Have you read my other comic, Artifice?

      • AJ V

        I asked around Tumblr what other webcomics are great and YP was recommended by many and I was happy to have checked it out. I am about to read Artifice now. 🙂

        • Tyler Griffin

          Yay! The Tumblr Army has reached people! 😀

    • Welcome to the comic and the comments section 🙂

    • Welcome AJ!!

      • Michael

        It’s going to get confusing, I can’t shorten your name the usual way any more, Admi.

        • This did cross my mind. I’ll have to think on this. :/

          • Michael

            How do you like Admi? or maybe just Jane? AJane?

          • Tyler Griffin

            Adj? That way we can all pretend it’s short for Adjective, which I find funny for some reason this morning?

          • Ha!!

          • I’m sure when talking directly to me AJ will be fine. That or Admiral or Janey.

            Though I supposed AdJ works. 😛

    • jreed3842

      AJ! Welcome to The Young Protectors… and to the comment section! I’d like to think we’re a blast!
      Be sure to join our camping sessions on the nights before the comic updates!

    • Tyler Griffin

      Welcome, come on in and pull up a log, we always enjoy meeting new folks around here.

    • Michael

      Welcome to TYP and the comments section! We’re a really close bunch, but there’s always room for one more. Camping begins tomorrow, bring a tent and some snacks to share. ^__^

    • Welcome!

  • Diana_Christine

    so what time does the camping start?! I have a bottle of wine and an inability to sleep…. but I think I am early. *opens wine and turns on netflix*

    • About this same time tomorrow. 🙂

      (I mean tomorrow is Tuesday here in the States, yes? I feel a little discombobulated with the last two Fridays off.)

      • Diana_Christine

        dang! I read the post wrong I guess. I thought it said we got the next one on the 5th. my bad. 🙂

        • Well tomorrow is the fifth. 🙂 (well again for the States)

        • Michael

          American 5th, which is Australian/UK/European 6th

        • Alex is on the US westcoast. San Francisco area to be more precise. While update days are said to be wednesday and saturday, we usually (pretty much always) get the update tuesday and friday evenings in Alex’ timezone.

          You may know this already, but thought I’d say it in case there’s new/newer people reading my comment 🙂

  • Journey Saintel

    Ready to camp!

    • Madock345

      You, like me, came a day too early XD

      • Michael

        premature exhortation is a common problem among young men.

  • Klaus

    There is an add for YP saying “The main story returns.”

    • *looks innocent* I thought the story about Mitch was the main story? (*sticks out tongue*)

    • It is. We’re almost done with this one.

  • Niggle

    Wow, I was 12 pages behind. o.0 Things ended up better than I thought!

  • LimpBiskit

    Hey, I have a bug report… The ‘Next’ button isn’t working..

    😛

    • Michael

      I believe Management are working to fix the issue. 😉

  • Journey Saintel

    Time to camp…now?

    • Saxon_Brenton

      Yes!

      Looking back on recent comments, readers have clearly been getting antsy without their regular Young Protectors fix. Well, the wait is almost over.

      The virtual trestle tables are set up for the food, and the campfire is ready for toasting marshmallows.

    • Michael

      Now is good time for to camping. I’ve brought the dips and crackers and the savory platter. Double brie, edam, camembert, sliced kabana, hot twiggy sticks, fetta-stuffed baby peppers, dolmades, olives, semidried tomatoes, carrot sticks, cherry tomatoes, and fresh seedless grapes.

    • Doki has cherry pie to share ^_^

      • Michael

        yum! I’ve never actually had cherry pie, being an Australian, but it certainly sounds nice.

        • *hands Michael a big piece of cherry pie*

          • *grabs piece of pie and runs off* >:D

          • This is all because there is another AJ now isn’t it?

          • Michael

            I’ve got a packet of Iced Vovos to make up for the stolen precious pie

            Iced Vovos for everyone!

          • those look delicious!

          • Michael

            They are! Sweet biscuit (kind of like a “sugar cookie” but not at all like that?) with pink marshmellow, raspberry jam, and coconut sprinkled on top.

          • Noooo! Because I have been long deprived of cherry pie. 🙁

          • Michael

            :C

          • 😀

          • Michael

            ;∩;

        • Saxon_Brenton

          Then here, have some pavolva. That should make you feel at home.

          • Michael

            There’s a fair bit of dispute about which country invented the pavlova, but if anyone invented “undercooked meringue with cream and fruit” it was probably the french or the english.

            Pavlova is basically an Eton Mess in the shape of a cake.

      • *grabs cherry pie and runs off. Death glare to all those who approach*

        • *smiles at Admiral* Now now, you need to share it sweetie.

          • Pietro7

            May I pls have a small slice of cherry pie? pleeeeease?

          • *grumble grumble grumble* sniff but cherry pie. I love cherry pie.

          • Next time I will make one just for you sweetie, promise, but you need to share this one.

          • Yay!!!

    • YES!!

  • davefragments

    I’m going to be around in about an hour.

  • Michael

    How was everyone’s New Years, anyway? See any fireworks? Lose any limbs? Make any exciting new Resolutions?

    • I have long since stopped making resolutions.

      • Michael

        Good plan. I’ve resolved to not make any resolutions this ye–

        damnit.

    • davefragments

      I was laying in bed, warm and cozy, and at midnight when the ball dropped, I played Guy Lombardo on the computer and waved a finger in the air for one whoopee and goodbye to 2015.

      • Michael

        I was reading harry potter fanfiction with my dogs snuggled up next to me when the clock turned over.

        • Which pairing (if any), when does it take place, and what is the story?

          • Michael

            I read a wide variety. Right now I’m in the middle of Weres Harry, a fic with the premise of what if Harry was bitten by a werewolf at the age of 9, but the horcrux in his scar battled the lycanthropy curse, twisting it into something utterly different (and destroying the horcrux)? There’s no particular pairings as yet, but there’s a bit of age-appropriate hand-holding between Harry and Padma at current.

          • Ah! I am reading a Were-Harry story too! Heh, his mate is Fenrir, was raised by Snape, and one year away from legal relations (consenting age is 16 in UK and Harry is 15). Snape home schooled him and he didn’t go to Hogwarts until 5th year. Fenrir and his pack are only aligned with themselves, though DD is blackmailing Harry to help him against Tom. Fenrir’s pack is pretty much a bunch of adorable misfits. Except for Robin. Robin is not adorable.

          • Michael

            Oops, Fleur’s just decided she wants in on the were-Harry action too. I smell shenanigans in the next chapter.

          • davefragments

            After Anne Rice, I won’t write werewolves. I’m not sure I could add anything to the genre that hasn’t been said before. I really do blame Anne Rice.

          • Michael

            Fair point. I used to think she’d ruined vampires, until Meyer came along.

          • LimpBiskit

            I rather like Ramses the Damned, and The Mayfair Witches series, but…

          • She’s written a series about werewolves.

          • davefragments

            Yes, I wasn’t thinking right there. Vampires.
            With Werewolves, the problem was three TV show series (now in reruns) and the “American Werewolf in London/Paris” movies.

        • davefragments

          I read “The Girl in the Spider’s Web”

    • I stuffed my self on chinese food. But that was about the extent of my evening being different.

      • davefragments

        Stuffed myself with braised pork. That’s kind of traditional.

        • We’ve made the chinese food for NY’s a tradition.

          • davefragments

            My Mother always did the old school traditions with food. I had two pork chops and it was to braise them with carrots, celery, onions, and large potatoes.

          • Dammit I’m hungry.

          • davefragments

            Oops.
            I have some pretzels…

          • Oooh, pretzels!! *grabs a handful* Thanks!

          • Michael

            Hungry for the new page to post.

      • Michael

        Hey, so did I! I had a Chef’s Special Combination, which is like marinated strips of beef, pork, and chicken, with scallops and butterflied prawns as well, cooked with seasonal vegetables and water chestnut slices. And the special fried rice, which is fried rice with peas and carrot and tiny baby prawns and ham cooked in.

        Good stuff.

        • We just had Panda Express. The new chinese restaurant was a little out of our budget this year.

          • Michael

            My local place doesn’t celebrate Western new year, though they do go all-out for Chinese new year. Drum team and everything.

          • Oh they don’t celebrate New Years either. At least as far as I know.

          • Adam Black

            mine Has Icesculptures out in front, every year with rainbow lights. It still hasnt melted

          • Adam Black

            Those Pandas are fast

          • And take orders on line too.

          • Adam Black

            Its the rolllerskates,
            and the Panda masters with bamboo Poles for the slow,
            Keep up or eggdrop soup for you

      • Thanks Admiral, now I am craving at 10 at night….

        • Yeah, sorry about that. It’s a terrible thing. I had one for italian subs and cannoli at around midnight a couple of weeks ago. Have yet to satisfy it. The deli is a bit of a drive. 🙁

        • LimpBiskit

          Me too… Beef and broccoli, where are you…

    • LimpBiskit

      Mine was so-so, slept through my alarm and missed the hour, but then decided to start back on my D.Gray-Man fanfics since the new series was announced 😀 Hopefully I’ll have some things ready to post by the end of the week.

  • davefragments

    Gee, everyone got quiet

    • Michael

      it’s the calm before the storm.

  • davefragments

    WALMART has a recall on Beef Patties. (just on the news) …
    Beef patties are the last thing I’d ever buy in any meat section or supermarket.

    • Michael

      let alone from a discount warehouse like walmart. It’s a bit like buying bulk lobster from Costco. Real suss.

      • davefragments

        You want to really get hungry — tomorrow, I’m going to try to talk the supermarket into deboning a leg of lamb and cutting the bones small enough to make stock — Lamb stock, think of it, lamb stock.

        • Michael

          Only if you have plenty of fresh rosemary.

          • davefragments

            Of course.
            At Easter, I make lamb and everyone wants me to visit with the lamb.

  • Michael

    Hey everyone, remember a time when casual sexism was funny?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20iv8EkJeeQ

  • davefragments

    patreon rumbles like a dormant volcano

    • Michael

      I feel the earth move
      under my feet…

  • davefragments

    The new and final page of MITCH — the ADORABLE ONE — is up:

    http://webcomics.yaoi911.com/typ/ete-flyboy-bonus-page-48/