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The Young Protectors: Engaging The Enemy Interlude One—Page 16

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END INTERLUDE ONE.

All right-y! I promised some exciting news, so here I am with some EXCITING NEWS!

I’ve just now launched a Kickstarter Project for printing a Young Protectors book! This book would include the Prologue, Chapter One and this Interlude along with other special features, including excerpts from a Classified Dossier on The Annihilator (which reveals his secret history along with other cool details about the superheroes and supervillains of my world.)

By backing the Kickstarter you’ll be 1) making this book actually possible and 2) getting a chance to be first in line to get the book when it’s printed. (And if you’re in the U.S., you also get free shipping!) In additional to that, there are a whole lot of other goodies that will be available to backers should the project succeed! (Including a little something a lot of you have been asking for in my comics that I’m calling “The Full Monty.” Be sure to look for that section in the Kickstarter page if you’ve been wanting to see a bit more of The Young Protectors.)

Getting the word out really is the hardest part for me, so if you would like to see The Young Protectors as a book or would like to make the other rewards possible, please let people know about this Kickstarter using the Facebooks and the Twitters and the reddits and Tumblrs and the anything else you can think of. That would totally help me out. (And if you happen to know any celebs or media folks who might like this comic, please let them know too!)

I worked really hard to try to make this Kickstarter project for The Young Protectors as fun as possible. So, if you’re enjoying The Young Protectors, please take a moment to check out my Kickstarter project and let me know what you think in the comments!

All right-y! So that’s the BIG news. Other news!

We had our seventh bonus page in a row on Wednesday and just yesterday hit the bonus target again which means that in addition to our regular Saturday updates and a bonus page on Wednesday, May 29th, there will be an additional bonus page on Wednesday, June 5th! WOO HOO! Y’all are UNSTOPPABLE!

Special thanks go out to long-time supporters Paul L. & Charlene C. (both making their second generous donation to The Young Protectors!) and a warm welcome and grateful bow go out to new supporters Kenneth K., Whitney W., Kate C. & Scott P. for their generous donations over the last few days!

Big hugs go out to long-time friends of The Young Protectors joshua G. and Robert B. for their super-generous $25 donations! And this makes both joshua’s and Robert’s sixteenth super-generous donations to this comic!

And finally, ZOMG, deeply humbled; deeply, deeply grateful hugs go out to long-time MEGA-friend Nicolas F. for their stunningly generous $200 donation! And this makes Nicolas’ ninth $200 donation to this comic! I’m totally blown away, Nicolas! Thank you so, so much! 😀

Thank you all so much for your generous support! When I started this comic after Artifice, I wasn’t sure if anyone would really like it. It was quite different from what I’ve done before. And yet here we are with the possibility of actually making this little webcomic into a gorgeous softcover graphic novel—and it’s all because of you and the amazing support you’ve shown us over the last year. You all are the real superheroes of The Young Protectors. I am tremendously grateful to all of you for your support and encouragement and just all-around coolness. THANK YOU!

So! Our little comedic Interlude comes to an end. I hope you enjoyed getting to know the other Young Protectors better (and me indulging in a bit of AlexHumor.)

What’s next? Why it’s going to be Chapter Two where we pick up with Kyle and The Annihilator on Kyle’s birthday. Or I should say, the night of Kyle’s birthday. Are you curious to find out what kind of present The Annihilator is going to give Kyle? (The unwrapping is always the best part, don’t you think?)

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

If you particularly enjoy any of these pages and use Facebook, please click the Like button on that page. It’s useful to know what’s working and it helps me get the word out!
  • OMG Kickstarter!

    And what have you found Flyboy~? <3

  • LOL.. I knew he’d go look. Now.. does this feel like a lesson learned, or needing to look some more? XD

  • YangYueLan

    You have a bunch of teen-agers in a house, sharing (or at least equal access to) a computer and they I/don’t/I know how to delete browser history?

    Lovely page. I might mange to do the Kickstarter, depends on what is going on in RL.

  • melinda stumpf

    Oh he likes what he see

  • Omg Hahahaha i can’t anymore “where are the girls?” XD

  • Erica

    YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS, continue with kyle and Duncanni!!! though i did love your alexhumor, especially with how you ended the interlude. XD “oh.. oh, wow.” XDD I’m glad he’s not bleeding from the eyes > w >

    WHO WILL BROMANCE WITH FLYBOYYY?! ♥

    Can’t wait for the next chapter! i really wanna get Artifice so bad!!! I want both Artifice and The Young Protectors in my bookshelf!! >:U

    One day… one day.

  • Chibi

    lol okay we all new that was gonna happen XD the more you tell someone to not do something the more they want to do it.

  • KrisYWC

    LOL oh kids these days.

  • Missy_Z

    Woooooooo Kickstarter! So excited! I WISH I could afford the top tier! I don’t know who I’d choose for the poster! I think I’d go for the Commander *Swoon*

    • Hehe. Glad to hear it! The voting is something I’m really excited about. I’m really curious about who readers will vote for. But we actually have to get funded first, so we’ll see! 😀

  • amanda damron

    lol!!!
    it was at this moment flyboy realized he was gay…..
    love it cant wait for next page!!!

  • Missy_Z

    Just realized we may be seeing a lull in the bonus pages from everyone giving to the Kickstarter instead. It’s worth it, though 🙂

  • Lol, I knew it! I knew it! LOL

  • On the serious side, I am happy to hear your announcement and what an announcement, I’ve clicked on the link and manage to get to the bottom. But I don’t know if you mention it but I just want to clarify, do funders get the items as soon as they back the project or after the period is over?? Just wondering, that it’s it. And if you are wondering, yes I will back it. Your comic is too good not too.

    • LOL. I’m glad you’re excited. 🙂 If you look at the pledge levels on the right sidebar of the Kickstarter page, it’ll tell you when I expect to have the rewards delivered. The PDF will actually have all the special features of the book—and most of those haven’t been created yet. So, it’ll take a little time. (And the project actually needs to be funded, of course!) But I’m glad to hear it’ll be something you’ll look forward to!

  • vyloran

    Those are great incentives for backing the kickstarter project, I would have done it anyway, but I’m even more excited about it.

    • Thank you! I’m glad you think so. I tried my best to come up with things folks would find fun. 😀

  • KiannaLeigh

    Oh. I read the kickstarter page and I have never wanted anyone to have what little money have more than you. You can have it! All of it!

  • CommodoreZelda

    Oh, Flyboy… I have a feeling you like what you’ve found. 🙂

    • CommodoreZelda

      Also, I just pledged at the Upstanding Citizen level!! So excited to have a printed lovely copy of this.

      • Thank you so much, CommodoreZelda! Hopefully it’ll happen! 😀

  • Jeffrey McLaurin

    YAY! Can’t wait to get my copy!

    • Can’t wait to get it to you! 😀 (Fingers crossed!)

  • Krondor2000

    Poor Flyboy! He’s ruined! Ruined I tell ya! *sigh*
    On to Kickstarter!!

  • Sapfo

    Never trust at 15 year old!

  • wotpsycho

    Flyboy/Kyle all the way! I wish…

  • Thank you so much, Rosalind! For your support for Artifice and for this new one! 😀

  • Why, yes, I did say Full Monty… Thank you again for your support! 😀

  • The Gael

    Thanks for a great story so far – just visited Kickstarter for the pledge.

    What’s that cliché? Long time reader, first time poster. I know that this is Kyle’s story despite the title but I enjoyed the interlude to see a bit more about the other personalities in the Young Protectors team – especially the interplay between Spooky and the Commander and the older boys’ big brother concern for Flyboy.
    I know speculation is not always appreciated here goes anyway.I feel -perhaps wrongly- that the Annihilator is playing a long con with Kyle to hurt him and his team. The Platinum Princess seems an unlikely ally in his budding May-December romance and I am not sure if she sicced Hunter and Killer after Kyle and Duncan in Hong Kong – or if Duncan himself brought unsuspecting rogue vigilantes into play to show mercy to gain Kyle’s trust but misjudged their abilities.
    A cynical interpretation perhaps but I guess I secretly want Kyle to get together with one of the other YP team or a civilian (non villain/supervillain).

    • John

      You’re not the only one. Either long-time reader, infrequent poster or who feel a bit cynically towards Dear Daddy Duncan.

      But the romantic in me wants to believe.

      It IS nice to see more of the team. They are a genuinely interesting bunch (and come across as teenagers, rather than randy adults, which is how far too many teens are partrayed) who deserve their chance in the limelight.

      • The Gael

        True -romance may triumph over cynicism in this case.

        Forgot to give feedback about KS page – its really good (like the video and commentary) and the potential extras including the extra 25 page story are quite enticing. I regret just pledging without no rewards but I considered that I was reading this, Artifice and the Touch PDFs that I was provided for free so a payback was due.
        I guess I can always pledge more and claim rewards the next time.

        • The Gael

          Apologies for the above double negative – didn’t proof read what I wrote which is probably why I’m not a writer

  • Alli

    This is just completely adorable and addictive to read. I’ve actually got a post it on my wall to remind me to check in on Saturdays! I just love this comic!

  • pinglederry

    Hah. Shwing!

  • Cman65

    Me does think the boy LIKES it

  • Does he LIKE it?! Or is he just like “Oh, wow. So that’s a thing.” I am very curious. This is one of those things I kind of hate sometimes in comics, is that you really can’t tell the tone of a statement if you can’t see the faces.

    But I’m excited for more!

  • haha XD priceless last panel!

    Sry Alex, this tme I dont have the money to back your kickstarterproject like I did with Artifice (going to travel in south-eastasia and need every penny I got for that journey), but I really hope you will succeed 🙂

    • Chibi

      oh that’s so cool >> wish I could travel there

  • Greg Gross

    Ah! *SQUEAL*! I’ve been reading your comic for the last month and I’m in love! If there is anyway for me to come up with “Paragon of Viritue” cash in a month, that is what I’ll be doing. I would love to go on a date with Annie! Keep up the good work!

  • Saxon_Brenton

    Yes!
    Kickstarter time!
    ‘Shut up and take our money’ time!
    Although I do admit that those highly impressive (and also somewhat intimidating) multi hundreds of dollars donations that have put the comic so far ahead on its bonus pages have made it easy to hold off on donations and save up for this instead. Nevertheless [cracks knuckles] times to make good on that strategy.

    • Thank you so much for your amazingly generous backing, Saxon. You are awesome. 🙂

  • Lunam_Kardas

    *Begins to sing*
    A whole new world
    A new fantastic point of view
    No one to tell us no or where to go
    Or say we’re only dreaming~

  • Kendall

    Another long-time, first-time. Artifice was really something special, and The Young Protectors is another kind of special (all good kinds). Just pledged and also off to do my first (blush) donation here. Awesome work by you, Adam, and Veronica–simply awesome!

    Anyway, this is a perfect ending to the interlude–HEHEHE! Flyboy’s no doubt thinking, “Woah, all my teammates are gay? That’s why they were looking and hiding this from me?” They really shouldn’t have been so secretive, ROFL….

    • Thank you, Kendall! Glad to hear from you. Thank you very much for the backing, the donation and the very kind words! 😀

  • b3nc0

    He doesn’t seem to be freaking out, nor his brain melting, maybe he’ll survive, maybe he won’t be “ruined for life”…

  • A teenage boy ignoring the admonition to Not Look At The Porn. I am torn
    between laughter and “No, you are not old enough to be looking at that.
    Do as I say, not what I did.”

    Well, it didn’t take long for all
    the pencil originals in the Kickstarter to go. 🙂 Kicked in my
    contribution, and hoping that we get to the bonus comic stretch goal.

    • Thank you so much for the backing! (And yes, those pencil originals! Adam was very generous to donate those to the Kickstarter. He is awesome. :D)

  • Madock345

    Where’s his left hand in those last two panels… Hmmm? 😉

  • Nina Sanchez

    Story about Spooky and the Commander?! Well, I know what I’m doing with my next paycheck…

    • Hehe. Hopefully I’ll be able to do that. That would be a lot of fun. 😀

  • Chibi

    well the support thing is already at 8,000 @_@ … >> will support when I have money next month ::nods::

  • wow this is such a great idea Alex where ever did you think of it. Hmmmmm Anaheim when I pestered you about it. Or on here when I pestered you more about it, and I am sure many others did. LOL I am looking forward to the book. I sent a copy of your Artifice (autographed by you) to one of my friends in Russia, he is reading it right now and loves it.

    Thanks,

    • That’s awesome. I’m glad you’re friend is enjoying it!

      (And thank you for the encouragement to launch the Kickstarter. It was the encouragement of you and a few other readers that gave me the courage to take the plunge. 🙂 )

  • Sapfo

    This reminds me of then I was 16. Apparently people under the age of 18 know how to get around the age restrictions.

    • Nightshadengale

      When I was 10 I thought the computer would explode or people would immediately rush in and arrest me or something if I clicked that I was over 18. (I got over it perhaps a little too quickly…)

      • Sapfo

        Now I feel old! Then I was 10 the computers did not have internet (*_*)

        • *LOL* I’m not alone 😉
          I was 16 when we got internet in our house. With one of those dialing modems you had plugged into a phone plug.

          • Sapfo

            Same here. I remember the sound (a that beautiful sound that could drive you mad) and the fact that you could not make any phone-calls when you where on.

          • Yup .. the sounds XD. I remember how AWESOME it was when we got a 2nd phoneline installed so we could be on the phone while being online.
            And for me (being 17 at that time) it was extra awesome because the computer was in my room, so when it wasn’t in use I could go get the spare phone and plug it in instead of the modem, and I could talk on the phone in private in my room (instead of my parents bedroom).
            Oh the times before we all got cellphones and online access almost everywhere *lol*.

          • Sapfo

            We are getting nostalgic, thankfully we have yaoi comic online to keep us young!

          • Lance Gilroy

            dn dn, dn dn, kssshhhhhhhhhh, faaaaaapppit, dn dn, kssshhhhhhhh, warp

          • Sapfo

            “Connection not possible to make at this moment. Try again later.”

  • Ethereal Ascent

    Ah, Kickstarter! I totally just pledged more money than I really should be spending XD
    (Good thing the funding date is 30 days away lol)

    Anyway, loved this little interlude. Was so much fun and I’m wondering what he’s doing with his apparently lowered left had in the last two panels =P

    • Thank you so much for your backing. And I’m really glad you enjoyed the Interlude!

  • AeeDee

    I really love this page. It’s absurdly adorable, but also I love his ambiguous reaction. It’s like he’s not sure what he thinks – even as he keeps scrolling – which feels genuine and realistic. And it keeps the door open for him asking some interesting questions later…

    And good luck with the Kickstarter! 🙂

  • Wayne Lunkwitz

    If he went there looking for “girls” but got turned on anyways……Hmmmmm…me thinks he might be a candidate for the “Dark Side ” of the force…..and what of Kyle’s birthday celebration with Mr. Tall Dark and Evil?

  • Kit Turner

    “(And if you happen to know any celebs or media folks who might like this comic, please let them know too!)”

    DOES GEORGE TAKEI KNOW ABOUT THIS?!
    Because if he made a wall post, that would guarantee your funding in, like, a second. (At least, if my Facebook friends are anything to go by.)

    • Missy_Z

      Has anybody shared it on his facebook yet?

      • That’s a really great suggestion. 🙂 And I’m a bit clueless about how to make that happen.

        (I’ve texted Flyboy, but he’s apparently “busy with something right now.” I wonder what?)

        Does anyone here know how to let Mr. Takei know about this?

        • When I used to dabble in the book-of-many-faces (or Facestalk) I hear he accepted links and postings from fans in messages from facebook or from twitter. So one of those ways should work!

        • There should be a way to post a link on his wall or at least message him. He would always post things from fans so if you do that and he doesn’t share it you can at least know he got it. 🙂

          • Thank you, Keely! I’ve posted up a link to the Kickstarter campaign to his Facebook wall.

            If any other folks have a moment and could let him know about the Kickstarter project, I’d really appreciate it! He seems to get a lot of posts and the more folks who let him know about this, the more likely he’ll actually see it. 🙂

  • baranchi

    I love Flyboy on this page, but I am particularly charmed by the team portrait on the wall.

  • Feverfew_M

    Whoot, the target has just been reached!!!
    Ha, I was amused but not really astonished when I came back this evening to make my pledge and the project was nearly there already. On the first day!!!
    That’s how awesome this is!

    And about the page: Flyboy does seem to be quite interested and by no means “ruined for life” like our dear friend Tsunami feared. Maybe he’s just realising something?

  • Soubi

    Lmao! I’m glad he went back to look.

  • Chibi

    OH OH FUNDING HAS BEEN REACHED!! now we just need to reach the 45k to get the bonus comic >>

  • nicolas f., where are you so i can pin you down and suck your cock for the next 40 years?

  • Mathew Cole

    Ohhhh…..dear.

    And this is why either (a) they should have made sure he wouldn’t go near the computers unsupervised; or (b) come clean from the start – that they were horsing around.

  • Chibi

    Did they really think they could keep it from their computer expert… who happens to be a 15 year old boy… .. Cause you know teenagers always listen when they are told not to do something >> … it totally doesn’t make them want to do it more

  • Perhaps a lead on to future storylines eh. BTW this was kind of predictable.

  • Allie BC

    I wish Kickstarter allowed payment through Paypal, I was so willing to donate but then it asks for a card. Bummer. I really love this comic and definitely want to see it published!

  • “Wait.. Where are the girls?” — someone has been taking too much life advice from Tsunami.

    Maybe his sexual preference will now be “often.”

    I’m excited for the kickstarter! I’m gonna say good luck but it looks like there’s a great number of backers already and more to come!

  • BRBChurch

    Oh wow, I only just noticed how intensely 60’s/ 70’s the interior of that room is…

  • slothvegas

    The “Something’s Brewing” print looks like it’s going to be amaaazing! I hope I can get my hands on that at some point – the pencils are fantastic, with all that detail! I’m sure it’ll be stunning in color.

    And ha, Flyboy’s adorable. I like that his reaction is a little ambiguous. I’m also curious about the nature of their organization – clearly they’re pretty legit if they have a headquarters, and what with the Commander’s talk of a budget and the somewhat corporate feel of the room I guess the Protectors function as a sort of offshoot of standard law enforcement? I look forward to details like that being filled in.

    Speaking of “filling in” (OHOHOHO), Wednesday’s gonna be awesome~!

  • I just caught up on the Interlude chapter and I can’t stop laughing… what… is… air…

  • Katie Chambers

    They warned you flyboy lol

  • At least it is an ‘Oh Wow’ rather than a ‘Oh Yuck”

  • Garry Leonberger

    Where’s that left hand going, Fly-boy?

  • baranchi

    The voting rights are ingenious. Usually I don’t back a kickstarter until the end, but I want to vote for which trading cards are unlocked.

  • CommodoreZelda

    Are there gonna be more trading cards with the next chapter’s print? BECAUSE I WANT THEM ALL.

  • Didn’t I call it? Like a bloodhound. Like a bloodhound.

  • BlueRafael

    Wait, so is this foreshadowing? Maybe there really ISN’T only one gay team member after all. I smell drama in the future.

    • Derkins

      I had the same thought. Fly Boy might even think that the whole group was looking at gay porn of themselves, on purpose (because they like it).

  • Chibi

    ahh I want to support the comic like right now so much … have to wait .. till next month X.x ….. ugh waiting is terrible and hard … but currently not enough money on card soo that would be bad

    • I’m not sure if this helps, but your card actually won’t be charged until June 24th. It’s very important that you have enough funds on that day to cover your pledge (we both get hit with a fee if you don’t), but you’re sure you’ll have the money by then, you could pledge now and participate in the voting, etc. 🙂

      • Chibi

        Just to be safe I’m gonna wait until I have enough in there (even though I’m pretty positive I’ll have enough in there by then) Better to be safe then sorry. … Waiting still sucks though XD

      • I wish I could do that. Pledge now, I mean. Sadly if a payment is registered on my card, my bank ‘locks’ those money as not available to withdraw now, to be sure the funding is there when the payment is due.
        It sucks because I HAVE the money right now, but probably need them for birthday presents in the next days, so I can’t pladge until after June 3rd when I get enough money again. I want to pladge so baaad *feels whiny*.
        I’m sure there’s others whos’ bank has the same system .
        Booo my bank for doing this >:(

        • Feverfew_M

          Don’t know if that helps, but you can change your pledge at any time before funding day. So if you pledge on Citizen level now, you’ll have full voting rights and you can always up your pledge later for whatever reward it is you really want. 🙂

          • Does this work too if I pledge less than the $10 now?
            Hmm, I might be able to make it work with the $10 in a couple of days. I’ll try if that’s possible 🙂
            Of course I have to be broke right now.. and have four gifts to buy in the next 14 days.

          • Feverfew_M

            If I understood the terms correctly, $10 is the minimum level for voting, sadly.
            But buying gifts is fun, too, usually. 🙂

  • Chibi

    question will that keychain be available by itself in stores later?

  • Zdance23

    IS there fanart like that out there? If so, where? And how about so slashfics?

  • Chibi

    okay I back it finally I had enough for a print book >> may up it later depending on finances ^_^ either way I’m happy XD

  • Hm. Now HOW did I know that would happen? 😉

  • fujoshifanatic

    Damn! All this goodness while I was out having some Memorial Day fun! First, awesome last page for the interlude–like that wasn’t going to happen! And now Flyboy’s young mind is either blown or expanded (maybe both?). Very nice. Second, the Kickstarter is launched! Congrats Alex on already being funded! Now I’m just counting the days until payday so I can help get us to the “full Monty.” Woot!

  • b3nc0

    It just occured to me that the KS launch ~might~ cost us this week /new/ bonus page ☻

  • Derkins

    I think it is a natural reaction for Kyle to want to lay low, and not show too much of a reaction one way or the other. Also, some guys are dudebros, and before you have a lot of confidence in your identity, it can be hard to confront those people about that especially when it’s just as much a part of who they are/ they’re just as confused about identity as you are/ you don’t know how they will react if you speak up — it might be bad with guys who are relentless about teasing/ sometimes you’re close to and care about people who are somewhat close-minded, which doesn’t change the fact that they are important to you, even if it’s not right that you compromise yourself to be friends with them (these are the things we do to ourselves when we’re young). I’ve been there, so for me it feels very true to life, which is something I appreciate. You don’t get much of that in hero comics. It’s part of his coming-of-age. Young people are still formulating how they feel about most things, especially considering they just haven’t come across it before in their lives. Sometimes you have to have an experience a moment where you just stand there, to know why it’s important not to. Of course you’re free to dislike the chapter; I just found it to be some interesting insight into their characters.

    • Beatrix Muircastle

      I loved this chapter personally. I was on edge worried if he’d be found out before he was ready. kinda like pushing a baby bird from the nest before it has feathers.. coming out of the closet is a personal journey. I wonder if the boy who took offense did so because he thought thats how he should react or if he was truly offended. Because I can’t see a person getting so offended by it. or least I can’t understand why they’d be offended. but as you said he’s probably just trying to find himself and of course he’s still young. The young have serious amounts of passion at times. given time he’ll probably mellow and decide its not a big deal, it may not be his cup of tea but he may decide that its nothing to carry on about and make his possibly gay co-workers feel uncomfortable. .

      • Andy Nguyen

        Well, “I’m really uncomfortable with the idea of total strangers publicly fantasizing about me sleeping with my coworkers” seems like a reasonable reaction to me. It’s entirely possible he would have reacted just as negatively to finding straight porn of himself.

        Just saying, showing someone gay porn of themselves is not a good way to assess their comfort with homosexuality, any more than showing someone straight porn of themselves is a good way to assess their comfort with heterosexuality.

  • fujoshifanatic

    Sorry if you take this to be flippant, but what porn? Technically, there was no actual porn shown (which, to be honest, was a slight problem for me); in fact, we saw more racy stuff when Kyle was running around buck naked for most of the last chapter. So nudity is okay with you as long as it’s not in an explicitly sexual context? Why are you reading a yaoi comic then? Just asking. And the “straight guy” comment was a little confusing. Are you implying that the characters should be acting a certain way because of their sexuality? If so, don’t you think that’s a little stereotypical, and really doesn’t fit the story or characters we have been presented with up to this point? It would seem to me that Kyle, based on what we’ve seen of his personality up to now, would have less of a problem with the fan porn than with the threat of losing his friends over the fact that he might like that kind of porn (as in gay porn, not porn involving your friends–that’s kind of weird). Maybe if it seemed that this interlude was totally out of character or context of this story I could understand your reaction, but I haven’t gotten blindsided in that way at all by this comic. Even way back when I twinged a little at the age difference between Anni and Kyle, the story was done in such a way that I was able to suspend my misgivings and enjoy the story being told, because despite their fantastical nature and improbable circumstances, Kyle and Anni ring true as characters and they…work, for the the situation they find themselves, and each other, in for this particular story. This interlude rang true in that way for me too, for the reasons that Derkins eloquently stated below. I know that everyone might not like everything about any story they read, and that’s their right to feel it and express it, but I hope you don’t let your displeasure with this interlude color your enjoyment of the rest of the comic. I think you would be missing out if you do.

  • b3nc0

    More like he finally got some ~alone~ time in the rec-meeting-com room on the 2d night…

  • Corey C

    Is that a “WOW I never thought of doing that, maybe I should give it a try…” or a ” Wow…that’s…kind of weird.”?

  • Alex, the Dastardly.

    You cannot leave this arc unresolved in this way.

    You got that, buck-o?

    :: waves money in your face ::

  • Jamie Dutton

    Camping time! I brought freshly grilled corn on the cob, bbq chicken, and pepsi!

  • Emiko

    What is Flyboy’s ethnicity anyway?

  • Ree

    Oh my god this page is precious.

  • alyssia

    i dont think he minds doing that with kyle

  • with all things considered now. . . . .

  • Kabbalist

    Ah, that interlude was priceless! I grinned all the way through it. The only downside is that I’m WAY too late to get in on the Kickstarter campaign. *sigh*

    At least I’ve still got a sizable archive of comics and comments to keep reading through!

    • Thank you, Kabbalist! It’s a lot of fun for me to enjoy my comics through your eyes as you leave comments during your read-through! It gives me a chance to enjoy what we’ve created with fresh eyes. (And I loved the chance to share a little AlexHumor with this Interlude. 🙂 )

      And yes, while the Kickstarter is finished, the Kickstarter digital rewards (including the NSFW, Full Monty ones) are being sent out on a regular basis to the $5+ backers of my Patreon page. So, there’s still a chance to get access to a bunch of the Kickstarter rewards if you’d like that.

      • Kabbalist

        Thanks for that note, Alex! It’s great to hear that you’re having fun “watching” me enjoy your work and your sense of humor. It’s also good to hear about your Patreon page. I may just have to look into that later…

  • Aitsuki

    Interlude, AKA: The Sexual Awakening of Flyboy!

  • MoonByte

    I love how the reactions of Spooky, Amanda and Mitch actually suddenly are even more amusing, if knowing the Truth or Dare chaper xD

  • bureche15

    Me when I first saw a gay porn…
    “where’re the girls?” “oh, wow”