Ah, yes… I certainly remember my first blackmailed kiss… Good times…
And Holy Cow! The donation bar is now up to $325, well past the 3/4 mark! That means that the next bonus page is just $75 away!
Special thanks go out to long-time supporter Sola B. (who made their third donation to The Young Protectors!) and a warm welcome and grateful bow go out to new supporters Vanessa B., Eli M., Dianne F., Kara S., Lucy W., Chris C., Julia B. & Michele M. for their generous donations over the last few days!
And superhero strength hugs go out to long-time super-friend of The Young Protectors Daniel N. who made two donations this week—a $25 donation and a $30 one (making this their 5th amazingly generous donation so far)! Thank you so much, Daniel! You ROCK!
Thank you all so, so much for your amazing generosity! I can’t believe we’re coming up on another bonus page so soon!
So… the comments have been very interesting lately. Seems like The Annihilator is quite the controversial figure. Some find him “creepy”, while others find him “charming”. Some find him “sexy”, while others think he’s far too “old” to be kissable. Some are dreading what he’s going to do next, while others can’t wait to see what’s coming next.
I don’t image that this page, which reveals Kyle’s true age and lack of romantic experience, is likely to heal that divide. 😉 But I will say I’ve very much enjoyed your intelligent discussion about this. Some of you have quite accurately clued into some of the subtler motivations behind The Annihilator’s behavior here (which is always gratifying for a writer to see). And all of you have expressed your differing views with a tone of respect and thoughtfulness that highlights one of the many things I love about the community we’ve created here.
We’re only 15 pages in. Whether The Annihilator and Kyle should ever be a “canon couple” (or frankly, whether they even will be) is obviously still widely open for debate. But it’s definitely a lot of fun to hear your thoughts about it.
EDIT 5/31/12 9:42 A.M: DING! DING! DING! DING! DING! DING! DING! Thanks to your generous donations, we’ve yet again hit the donation target and that means that in addition to the regular update this Saturday (Page 16), there will be an additional BONUS update (page 17) on Wednesday, June 6th! (An update I think a good number of you will enjoy… 😉 ) WOOT! You all ROCK! Thank you so much!