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The Young Protectors: Engaging The Enemy Truth or Dare—Page 16

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Would anyone like to give Flyboy a hug? I think he might need one.

We have new Fan Art! Commissioned by koomori and created by Reiser, it’s Kyle and Spooky in bed before they fall asleep! Cute! Be sure to check that out. 🙂

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So! Tsunami’s been shut down and Flyboy’s answered his question! Now it’s his turn. Who will he ask? And what will he ask?

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

  • Go Amanda!! Girl crush girl crush!

    • Sapfo

      Go Admiral! You are now a real hunter as far as I can see.

      • See, I was tricked this time by your sleepy trick!! 😀

    • Chris Dangerfield

      boy crush boy crush!

  • stickfigurefairytales

    Go Amanda!!!

    • Kit the Coyote

      SQUEEEEEEEEE

      • Chris Dangerfield

        Well said, sir!!!! Well said.

  • stickfigurefairytales

    Next question is for Gordon: “Why are you such a jerk?”

    • Madock345

      He better have one hell of a juicy sob-story origin to make me forgive him

      • Chris Dangerfield

        Maybe he has six toes? (hey it could happen?)

        • Michael

          Or webbed toes, given his affinity for water? Secretly the unrecognised bastard lovechild of Aquaman and a nice New Zealand girl?

          … Raised in a loveless Once Were Warriors household and never learned how a parent is supposed to act?

  • So is Amanda saying she would have trained him had he come to her?

    • stickfigurefairytales

      Sounds like it to me.

      • There is a reason she’s the Commander!! I just love her.

        • stickfigurefairytales

          Damn right. Me too!! <3 <3 <3

    • Madock345

      I think she would, and I love her even more for it. That lady just keeps getting cooler. She’s going to have to develop some flaws eventually. Or maybe not.

      • She’s fine just the way she is. 😀

        • Chris Dangerfield

          And, besides, as our only woman (other than Sircea and we’ll just skip that for the moment) Amanda is our sole representation of the female. If AW starts “flawing her up,” than The Admiral (and select others) will have to write a ferocious 26-page essay about the under-representation of female characters. Under-representation, which makes it difficult to give women human flaws without making it about ALL WOMEN (please see Black Widow, Cat Woman, Electa, (Joss Whedon) and Wonder Woman to name a few).

          This will inevitably cause a firestorm in the Amanda fandom and it will be END OF DAYS, ARMAGEDDON, CATS AND DOGS LYING TOGETHER… just a lot of BAD ‘you’ language in the forum (causing the Moderators to pull their hair out in frustration… and that would be bad as The Admiral would get out her rolled-up newspaper).

          So, maybe we can do as the Admiral says (just above) and just allow that Momma Colonel brought up her girl Mandy right, and her flaws were all worked out in her back-story. AND SHE’S FERKING AWESOME! Thank yew!

          Just sayin’ 🙂

  • davefragments

    SO much ANGST! and AGONY!
    Finish the end of the curse and forget all the juicy gossip!
    oh the pain,

    BTW – the commander really does like her privacy and WOW does it show.

  • Madock345

    Fluke in panel four looking like a puppy who wants his humans to stop fighting.

  • davefragments

    Look at Tsunami in panel five. He’s royally not enjoying anything and what a face on that dude, looking the other way.

  • Sapfo

    Truth and dare with no way of not getting out of it. It might be better to forget afterward. (kind of feel like this is not where the boys thought it would go when they started)

    • I think you’re right. 🙂

    • Chris Dangerfield

      That was true of even non-cursed TRUTH OR DARE as I remember. 🙂

  • Chris Dangerfield

    Amanda is my hero!

    • Madock345

      The Commander!

      She’s a Hero!

      Gonna take Tsunami down to Zero!

    • Zeruk

      Amanda is about the most reasonable person ever! You think I could hire her as my lawyer?

      Commander Super Ace Attorney,Commander here to help!

      • Chris Dangerfield

        That is a genius idea. Except I’m not sure about a lawyer who can kick my ass when I have stupid ideas… which I occasionally do. No really, the occasionally happen. lol.

  • Alt+F7

    And I was just about to go shave, glad I stuck around a few minutes 😛

    Here we see Amanda expressing exactly the same thoughts as Tsunami, but in a calm, diplomatic way. And as always, thinking of the good of the team. As dangerous as Flyboy’s actions are, they are all in clear and present danger right now, that has to be resolved first. Not that addressing Mitch’s mistakes will be much help once the forgetting starts 😕

  • Morgan

    I didn’t think I could love her anymore than I already did. Oops guess I was wrong.

    • stickfigurefairytales

      Same here.

      • Chris Dangerfield

        Me seven.
        (what, I just wanted to leave room for several more inevitable Amanda lovers)

        • Michael

          Me six.

    • Indeed!!

    • 🙂

  • Chris Dangerfield

    Must sleep tonight… busy day tomorrow. That said, thank you Julie and Alex for a wonderful page (okay no slapping, but still wonderful).

    At the end of the day, I love the fact that even with all these super powers these people are human, with human emotions and struggles, and that’s what continually grabs us.

    Great work you guy. Take care and I’ll be looking for you on Friday!! 🙂

    • stickfigurefairytales

      Goodnight Chris! Good luck with tomorrow!

    • G’Night, Mr. Dangerfield!

    • Sapfo

      Good night little Chris!

  • Chris Dangerfield

    OMG… Amanda in that last frame is looking kissable… (knock knock) … crap they’re here to take my “GAY” card away gotta hide… Dang!

    • Phyre Storm

      Oh, come on, everyone and their brother hides under the bed. Just make it easier for us all and hand it over, Mr. Dangerfield.

      • Madock345

        And their *brother* you say…

        • Phyre Storm

          Oh, my bad. People who are getting their gay card taken away hide with their “sister.” 😉

  • kamishiro

    You gooo giiirl :33

  • Phyre Storm

    Please ask Tsusie something really embarrassing please ask Tsusie something really embarrassing please ask Tsusie something really embarrassing!!!

    • Madock345

      Who was it that put that rod in your ass? Did you thank them afterwards?

      • Phyre Storm

        Was it a guy? Did you like it?

      • davefragments

        Gamora, ward and assassin of Thanos wants to know “Why would someone shove sticks up their butts?”
        wink, wink

        • Chris Dangerfield

          Tell Gamora that if we have to explain……. then never mind.

          • davefragments

            You have to work your pelvic sorcery on her to do that.

      • Chris Dangerfield

        Or at least send flowers? Maybe a gift-basket?

    • Kate G

      Who ever said he was going to ask Tsunami? I have a feeling Mitch will go the safe route and go towards his friend, Fluke.

      • Marie

        That would be fine, because Fluke seems a bit more assertive (probably because he’s a bit older and a bit more experienced in the group), as well as more jokey at times, and thus Fluke would probably be much better at asking Tsunami something embarrassing. Plus, he’ll be nicer to Mitch about asking.

  • Jeldenil

    Haha, I guess I’m the only one who feels sorry for Gordon now. That pouty face. I just want to hug everyone. They’re all precious in their own, unique way.

    • Phyre Storm

      I feel a little sorry for him, I guess, but he’s still violating the most important rule of being a superhero. http://webcomics.yaoi911.com/typ/ete-ch1-page-45/

      • Chris Dangerfield

        Such a great all-purpose quote. Thanks!

    • DC

      I agree, sometimes people like Gordon are in need of a hug.

      • Jeldenil

        I have the distinct feeling that there is something he holds back. I’m sure I’m not alone in that. But, I don’t think it is necessarily a secret about having screwed up before. I think there is something that prevents him from feeling safe. He can’t ever seem to unwind, he lashes out in a way that (imo) is extremely defensive. Not just because he wants to protect the rest of the team, but I somehow think he’s very lonely, and he is also protecting himself. He doesn’t seem to have a close friend on the team, or feel appreciated or wanted. Part of that is because he acts in the way he does, and he acts the way he does because he’s somehow incapable of creating a safe, loving environment around himself. It breaks my heart. Or maybe I’m just naive.

        • DC

          I must be naive too. I see him holding everything in and when he feels so strongly about something it is blurted out without calmness, control and tact, in a way that is negative. Yet for many people learning how to not let your anxieties take over when trying to communicate is extremely difficult.

          • Chris Dangerfield

            What if Gordon can’t be honest……….

            (clutch the heart and he tips over dead on top of a horrified Mitch)

            HEY? It could happen, if he can’t get his act together…

          • O_O You may have revealed why he’s still so cranky.

            I mean, wouldn’t you stay a foul mooded ghost if you died because you were cranky and lying to yourself and others? They felt horrible for losing a team member like that, so Spooky brought him back as a zombie and inserted the ghost back in the body, and none of them can remember he’s dead!

            Tsu, forever stuck in a fould mood without really understanding why, but knowing something is off and no one listens to him.
            Oki, there’s a plot hole or two, but TOTALLY what must have happened xD

          • Chris Dangerfield

            You’re not ghost-writing for Alex as well as Modding are you? (chris looks worried)

  • James Belnap

    All right, now ask him to reveal his deepest most personal secret, that would hurt his very soul if it ever got out, then request to write it down.

  • Michael

    Sorry I missed camping, everyone! I spent the morning and afternoon with my grandma, reminding her of how to play her favourite card games so she can teacher her visiting carer-lady.

    So.. sorry, not sorry.

    I agree with Jeldenil, Gordon acts extremely defensively at times, almost to the point of “pushing people away before they can hurt him” kind of defensive.

    I have a feeling his secret is going to turn out to be a lot more painful than he’s expecting, or maybe he’s acting cocky because there’s no way anybody would know or think to ask about that

    • You had me at Grandma, so carry on! 🙂

      • Chris Dangerfield

        HA… me too.

        • Well, you know, Grandma’s are special creatures.

          • Michael

            And now she wants a tablet to play card games/crosswords etc. on, so I’m doing some research and price comparisons for her.

          • That sounds pretty awesome! Good hunting!

          • Michael

            I’ve given Mum my unused one (generic Kmart brand, 7″ screen, 8GB quadcore) (because I may be a bit of a geek, but not to the point where I can sustain a laptop, smartphone AND a tablet), so she’s going to take it down next week and let Grandma have a try, and see if she likes it.

          • Cool! Fingers crossed!

  • Melinda M

    I always wanna hug Flyboy. And Spooky.

    • Chris Dangerfield

      If you add Kyle to that list. Then I’m in. I’d hug them any darn time. (okay and Amanda too…)

  • Kate G

    1. Let us take this time and give massive hugs to Mitch because interrogations are never fun.

    2. GO AMANDA! Go, go Amanda. *waves pom poms* (I was at one point a cheerleader. A very bad cheerleader.)

    3. You have to give Amanda credit here. LOOK AT THE GLARE. That is a glare can only belong to a female who has enough cajones to deal with bad guys from Hell, regular emergencies calling for her team in the everyday world and 5 men in one space and be the only female…..and not lose her mind. Seriously. That is a glare to be reckoned with.

    4. Gordon, as all the teenagers (and my brother) these days say, YOU’VE BEEN OWNED. (I still have no idea why they all say this. I don’t fully understand it, but I’ve been assured this is when you use it.)

    5. May I please own a Spooky? Look at that face in panel 3? IT’S SO ADORABLE! (For the record, I will also need one Kyle, one Amanda and one Mitch should clones be made available. Maybe a Fluke; I’m still debating.)

    6. “But I wish you trusted me enough to tell me what you’ve been doing without a curse hanging over your head. Fighting crime is combat, and without proper training, at some point, you or an innocent will get badly hurt or killed. I know this from my own experience.” Amanda, are you hiding some secret Batman lifestyle that we don’t know about? TELL ME YOUR SECRETS!!!! (But, I love that line as it reaffirms how motherly she is. Again, I hate he won’t remember this.)

  • fujoshifanatic

    Man, I wish I had an Amanda in my life…and a Spooky…now that’s a shower scene I could get into…yes…er, um, yeah–the page, such an awesome page this week! Love how Amanda is keeping sight of the big picture, and focusing everyone on the task at hand (making it to the morning alive!), even while setting Tsunami straight and even giving Flyboy a (mild) lecture on his indiscretions. Yet, she still reassures him and lets him know she sees where he’s coming from (called it!). She is handling this life and death situation so well; she does her badass mama so proud!

    Since everyone is obviously showering their affections and assurances on Mitch (oh, sweetie! *scritches under chin with a peck on the nose*), I will go ahead and give a hug to Gordon. Judging from his reaction (especially in panel 5), he may be feeling frustrated, sick with worry, (and maybe even a little undermined?) with Mitch’s revelation, and I feel bad that Amanda doesn’t have the time right now to smooth things over, since she has to make sure they defeat the Veritas Curse, hurt feelings be damned for the moment. While we all know Gordon’s pouting is for naught (since none of this will be remembered anyway), I still feel bad for him. Hopefully he will get over himself enough to properly answer his question. I wonder who will ask him? *glances over at Fluke*

    And can I say that the closeups on panels 3 and 6 are giving me life? Oh yaaaas…*goes to lay down for a minute…or two…*

  • Nate

    Hug Mitch? I’ll go second (after dokidokibaka, of course 😉 )

    Or we could just have Spooky do it. He gives Nate-class hugs (as Kyle found out).

  • Aitsuki

    Okay, SHUT UP GORDON. That is ENOUGH. Seriously, you’re all mad at Mitch for disobeying, but you seem to forget that AMANDA is the leader here. She is IN CHARGE. You’re sort of not even second in command… you’re a guardian, not a leader. Amanda gave a direct order, because this has to be about trust. Gordon seems to think that he can suddenly make it about power and control… which he can’t. This is precisely why Mitch is only confessing in this situation… Because it was obvious Gordon would react this way.

  • Toli Bera

    Question for Tsunami: What happened at the Dairyqueen that got you kicked out that one time?
    Question for Fluke: what’s the worst backfiring your powers ever got you into?

  • Jeldenil

    Off-topic: I just noticed there’s a hearth. If I have missed it before, do forgive me. But… go Amanda’s-fantasy, go!

  • Mew Mew

    Alright Tsunami now I really dislike you, I have tolerated alot of your attitude mr but enough is enough, your not the leader and you wouldn’t make a good one if you wanted to, you have no problem putting people down, demoralising them and making them feel like crap, I think the way you speak to your team mates and verbally attack them is deplorable you need these people on your side and watching your back.
    Your far to judgemental and back talking your leader shows that not only do you not have any respect for your equals but for leadership to.
    You better buck up your ideas matey cause if anything happens to you I can happily say I would cheer as you are worse than the bad guys at this point because atleast they know they are dicks.
    Amanda props to you, I think your amazing for dealing with so many different personalities it cant be easy.

  • I am pleased to see Amanda way to handle Mitch’s little moonlighting on the side. She’s as awesome as ever 🙂

    As I expected, her main concern is Mitch getting himself or someone else hurt, and second that he didn’t come clean to her. She wish he’d trusted her. In a few sentences she manage to both say she agrees with Gordon’s concerns about safety, but also that she gets Mitch and his desire to help. Therefor she can’t fault him much for it. I’m happy to see that approach (so much better than Gordon’s), but sad that she can put personal experience behind the concerns, also even if I expected it. Great powers comes with a learning curve, and I think they all have some kind of personal experience they wish they hadn’t.

    I do believe they all get what Mitch is saying, even Gordon on some level, but he’s now so much more focused on safety and rules that it takes priority. That personal experience of his – that I hope will be enlightened next – has done that.

    Hmm, Gordon in panel 5. Did what Amanda say hit homebase with him? Gordon say his secrets aren’t that bad, and maybe he’s technically right.
    Maybe some of his worst moments/events aren’t a secret much, they could be known about, but that doesn’t mean they won’t ‘hide’ one of his biggest and worst secrets.
    Emotional secrets can’t be seen, and with someone like Gordon it might be where he’ll need to go.

  • A little below I read @chrisdangerfield:disqus say “Must sleep tonight… busy day tomorrow”.

    Yeah, I know what that means/covers over, yes I do. I remember, Mr. Dangerfield, and I won’t let you get away with it all quiet and secretive >.>
    So, now that the date has changed for you too….

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CHRIS!

    • DC

      Yes, Happy Birthday Chris!

      • Chris Dangerfield

        nom nom nom!

        • purplefoxglove

          Happy Belated ^_^

      • Michael

        Given the topic of birthday celebrations, I read that URL as “men up ages”. It took me longer than I care to admit to work out that it is supposed to be “menu pages”.

        *blush*

        edit: yes, it also took me a while to work out what was so funny about Pen Island’s website.

    • Keneu

      Happy birthday! I hope you have a great day.

    • davefragments

      Happy Birthday, many more

  • Can’t wait to see who’s next and what their question is!
    And then what their answer is!
    And then who’s next and what their question is.
    And then…….. Is it obvious that I’m hooked on this interlude?

  • bronakopdin

    as I also just read Danish’s comment below:

    Happy Birthday, Chris!! 🙂

    feel free to troll me more over the next year xD even if I’m slow at times…

    I’d totally hug Mitch there! But then somehow I think it would be the last thing he wants atm! Like he wants to seem old enough to justify himself and just not be cared about too much if you know what I mean?

    Now I wonder what the atmosphere for the last questions will be like? Gordon is obviously pissed… Well let’s see who Mitch will ask and what we will learn about that one 😀

  • Love Amanda in this. Scratch that. Love her always. The expressions on Mitch’s face are so adorable!

  • Chris Dangerfield

    Thanks all for the good wishes as I celebrate the (murphle) anniversary of my 26th birthday! Take care.

    • HA!

    • fujoshifanatic

      Awesome! Do you mind if I steal that? 19 was a great year for me, and you have given me the perfect way to celebrate. 🙂

      Hope your day is happy and filled with fun and love. 😀

    • stickfigurefairytales

      Happy birthday, Chris!!

    • Happy Birthday, Mr. Dangerfield!!

    • Sapfo

      Happy birthday Chris!
      (Did not know you where younger then me XD)

      • Chris Dangerfield

        It’s not possible to be younger than a “Strawberry Chibi” … Me? I’m just one of the ancients who uses his powers for the force of good and wishes you young things all the best… 😀

        • Sapfo

          Look out! The heaven might fall down!
          Chris, can you belive that YOU, used the word Chibi! So proud of you.
          I wish for a warm summar, fun camping, a happy fandom, and wet naked dudes for Wolf 😀

    • davefragments

      26? you must have run out of candles or been refused a permit from the Fire Company. (wink, wink)
      Happy Birthday.

      • Chris Dangerfield

        DAVE…….. “Anniversary OF”

        I’m not in denial, just fussing with the etymology. 🙂

        • davefragments

          smile

    • Madock345

      Happy Birthday Anniversary Chris!

    • Michael

      Happy birthday-anniversary!

    • Saxon_Brenton

      Happy birthday.
      (Now. Cake. Need to bake cake. What type of cake? Goat cake? Hmmm…)

      • Chris Dangerfield

        Oh yes! The Admiral love goat cake. I’ll share!!!

        • *Stares unblinking*

          • Chris Dangerfield

            See? She’s fixated by the mere idea of yummy goat-cake. Nom nom nom.

          • *eye twitch eye twitch* Sometimes Mr. Dangerfield…. to the MOON!!

          • Chris Dangerfield

            Call a MODERATOR… I’m being threatened with Jackie Gleason level violence over here!!! (heh)

          • *grins* no one can here you on the moon, Mr. Dangerfield

          • Chris Dangerfield

            Damn… forgot about that. :/

          • Heee!

    • Happy Birthday to you
      Happy Birthday to you
      Happy Birthday dear Chris
      Happy Birthday to you

    • Ninhursag

      Happy birthday *throws confetti*

  • Chris Dangerfield

    OMG… the tension and shock are so extreme in this page that SPOOKY HAS REMOVED HIS HAND FROM KYLE’S NECK… Emergency Emergency Emergency… (chris faints)

    • Matt

      This isn’t the first time. He seems to let go on all of these strips. Maybe things are getting a little heated and he needs to cool down? I notice a fair number (and the most extended examples) are during Amanda’s turn..
      http://webcomics.yaoi911.com/typ/ete-tod-page-6/,
      http://webcomics.yaoi911.com/typ/ete-tod-page-7/, http://webcomics.yaoi911.com/typ/ete-tod-page-9/, http://webcomics.yaoi911.com/typ/ete-tod-page-14/.

      • Chris Dangerfield

        HA! I never thought of it like a climate control.

        Cold: grab that neck.
        Steaming up: let go.
        (repeat as necessary)

        • Michael

          Given that skin contact tends to make thing pretty steamy, it’s a vicious cycle.

          • Chris Dangerfield

            And one I could live with for my Spooky’s well-being! LOL.

        • TwoWayStar

          Hahahaha, you’re great! Everytime there’s an update, I peruse the comment section until I see your responses as they are always either funny, insightful, or very sweet 😀 (also i hope you had a happy birthday!)

          • Chris Dangerfield

            You are so nice to appreciate my abject silliness. Thank you.

  • AseretZone

    Dang, I completely missed camping for both the previous page AND this one! Phew, this baby has me losing track of days! He’s a week old now, and keeps my attention. XD

    Also, Happy birthday, Chris! *throws confetti*

    Now, about the page. It was good for Amanda to shut Tsunami down, and Spooky has a point about them needing to be really bad secrets for it to work. What a scary curse! Mitch looks like a sad puppy in panels 4 and 5! So cute!

    • davefragments

      Babies will do that.
      However, I must warn you, at some point they become teenagers!

      • AseretZone

        XD I know that, but first he has to be a toddler and a child!

        • CorkyMcDonald

          The wonderful years when they are so cute and adorable and loving. That makes up for all the dirty diapers in the world. (Including the “gag a maggot” diapers – – wink, wink)

        • davefragments

          That’s the cute and adorable years that are so nice.

          • stickfigurefairytales

            Although they do tend to be frequently punctuated by screaming. (I love kids though.)

      • Chris Dangerfield

        Oh Dave, Dave, Dave… don’t disillusion our sweet AseretZone so very early… it is years before that sweet baby-angel starts to fly out second story windows at midnight and tries to save innocent victims of nefarious baddies.

        Let them live with the fantasy that it’s all a walk in the park. Hey, I’ll bet even diaper changing is magical at this point.

        All congrats to AseretZone to you and your super hero!

        • davefragments

          I tease every new parent. I also called the neighbor lady “Grandma” after her daughter-in-law had a baby and fir a full three seconds I almost thought I was going to get smacked.
          Babies are a gift from God.

          • Chris Dangerfield

            Fact!

          • Chris Dangerfield

            HA… Do NOT mess with grandmothers. Tough tough tough those ladies are. 🙂

          • Columbine

            Nanny Ogg. Nuff said.

          • Chris Dangerfield

            Granny Weatherwax. More than ’nuff said. 🙂

      • DC

        and that is the reason I never had children.

  • Wayne Lunkwitz

    I’m sorry, I wasn’t even thinking about this this week …..and I’m still not pl;eased with Tsunami he’s carrying a big chip on his shoulder for some reason and at this rate we may never know why.

    • AseretZone

      Ah, but that’s gonna be his secret for sure!

  • Marie

    I’m more angry with Tsunami now, but a lot less angry with his hair.

    • Terri Sutton

      Don’t know about that, I think that there are plenty of reasons to be angry at that hair.

      • Chris Dangerfield

        I have enormous hair sympathy. There is nothing worse then when our hair doesn’t behave as we with it to… True?

        • Terri Sutton

          My hair also doesn’t do what it is told unless it is soaking wet. But that haircut, it looks like someone used a saucer instead of a bowl to give him that haircut.

      • Marie

        It seems to have improved as the night went on, at least.

  • JozefAL

    I’d be more than happy to give Flyboy that hug.

    And fix him a dish of his favorite comfort food. (Sometimes food soothes the hurt away and eases a troubled soul a whole lot more than hugs. As long as you stay away from both scales and mirrors for a week.)

    • Chris Dangerfield

      I wonder what Mitch’s comfort food is?

      My mother made me tomato soup and a tuna sandwiches (toasted) and it ALWAYS made things better. Even now (a few years later, heh) I will still make that meal for myself and it really does help.

  • ……Seriously Alex? Would anyone like to give Flyboy a hug? Really? You KNOW I am perfectly willing to be his cuddle bunny!

    He is still just too adorable for words.

    I also want to give Amanda a hug. See Tsu-Tsu! this is how you handle things with Mitch. I am so glad Amanda is in charge.

    • Morgan

      I volunteer for the Flyboy hug army.

      • Nate

        *raises hand* Me too.

        • stickfigurefairytales

          Same.

          • Michael

            Show of hands for a flyboy hug-dogpile?

  • Ninhursag

    Fouŕth panel: yum, those sexy legs Amanda…Yay, I finally caught up to the comic, from the comments, this community seems awesome, looking forward to more pages ^^ Please keep up the great job, Alex & the illustrators ! I have so many favorite characters from this comic, it’s really proof of good writing, when you immerse your audience in the story and characters.

    • Chris Dangerfield

      Welcome!

    • Madock345

      Those are spooky’s legs hahaha

      • stickfigurefairytales

        Haha, you’re right!

    • Thank you so much for the kind words, Ninhursag! I really enjoyed following your read-through in the comments. I hope to see you back here again soon! 🙂

      • Ninhursag

        I try to make my comments worth reading ^^ Of course, I love this comic, keep up the amazing job ^^

      • Ninhursag

        I try to make my comments worth reading. Of course, I love this comic ^^ I would love to see more of the mythology, if there’s hell, how is heaven like? Are there other dimensions in this universe? I’m getting excited just thinking of the possibilities ^^

  • Tyler Griffin

    “my secrets just aren’t that bad” REALLY? *pulls out the pinata beating stick and starts eyeballing Gordon*

    Urg. Just got in from work, and all I have to say is that I need to teach a lesson on elbows and ass holes to the people managing my department. Now, I’m off to bed s that I can be semi coherent for tonight ‘s shift. See ya’ll friday evening!

    • davefragments

      Everyone lies to themselves – – we call it rationalization. Think of the infamous question “honey, do these jeans make my butt look too big?” and the answer is “yes, your butt is way too fat” but we lie because, because, because. Or I caught a fish THIS big. And of course, my hair isn’t all that gray but my Brother’s hair is very gray. (he says otherwise.)
      wink, wink,
      Everybody has “secrets” that they lie about. I’ll go out on a limb to say that Tsunami and Fluke are going really stunning but personal secrets. Much, much more embarrassing than “I sleep naked with Kyle.” That’s an easy secret. Tsunami has a big one and we will know but no one else will remember.

      As for your bosses inability to navigate a straight line. I once had a boss that I now refer to as the “ass-kissing weasel.” I sympathize.

      • Chris Dangerfield

        DENIAL? I don’t know what you could possibly be talking about…

        Once, (murphle) years ago, I was lying in bed reading a book. Now, I’d been denying my need for glasses for a while. I mean the problem wasn’t SEVERE… just a little bothersome from time to time… right?

        So I starting reading with the book in a normal position and over the next 20 minutes it kept needing to be moved further away. It eventually hit waist level and I was clearly trying to figure out how to get longer arms and I looked to my left and there was my dude staring at me (as if he’d been watching for a while) with this enormous smug-ass sh*t eating grin on his face.

        “Are you ready for some glasses?” He gently asked.

        I hit him… but not very hard. He just laughed.

        • davefragments

          🙂

        • ShaedowDancer

          I very helpfully offered to hold whatever these persons were wanting to read. So that it would be far enough away for them.

          • Chris Dangerfield

            HA! You are very kind.

          • ShaedowDancer

            I usually offered to hold it on the -other- side of the room though. And then ask “Is this far enough or should I go outside?” 😀

          • Chris Dangerfield

            HA!

        • Michael

          I don’t know what north African river systems have to do with short-sightedness or Gordon’s squeaky-clean history.

          I got my glasses when I was about 17. 🙁 Short sighted in one eye, long sighted in the other.

    • Chris Dangerfield

      You think Gordon is filled with candy? I’m not so sure. LOL.

  • That new fanart. I’ve looked at it a couple times now. So cute and hot 🙂

    • Chris Dangerfield

      Yup!

    • stickfigurefairytales

      Ooh, very nice!

  • Paul D’Arbonne

    I like what Spooky said cause it makes it pretty obvious that Tsunami is gonna have to eat his words soon.

  • TwoWayStar

    *mean grin* I really hope your secrets ARE bad Gordon. I feel like you are going to be the most difficult about telling a true Secret..and I can’t wait :^)

    • Chris Dangerfield

      Okayyyyy, let’s see…

      • eats raw cookie dough at night?
      • compulsively watches the porn he “ewwwwed” in the Interlude?
      • can’t decide on his next tattoo, but is considering something naughty?
      • knows the name and powers of every pokeman creature?
      • chronic masturbator?
      • wears silk underwear with super heroes on it?
      • drinks waaaayyyyy too much coffee?
      • the admiral is right and he’s just a dick?

      [this is by no means intended to be a complete list of potential gordon secrets and is the sole creation of c.dangerfield and does not represent the views of the management or Yaoi911]

      • Kit the Coyote

        Hmmmm Cookie Dough!!

      • Michael

        • wears silk underwear with super heroes on it?

        Alternative: wears adult-sized vintage Underoos.

        Alternative alternative: swim-thongs with his own face on the front. D:

  • Garnasha

    Actually, a note on this should be made. By Mitch, checked by Amanda to contain nothing else, reading

    Under the curse, you told about fighting crime and why. Amanda understands, but notes that without combat training, eventually you WILL get someone seriously hurt. She also wishes you trusted her enough to tell her without the curse. Get her one on one, fess up, and ask for combat training, at least enough to stay safe without standing by idly.

    Ps. Gordon reacted badly, very protective, better not let him know until you have Amanda’s full support, if at all.

    Obviously to be held by Mitch, in a way that’ll ensure he alone reads it.

  • Terri Sutton

    I am an idiot. Came here because I was in a bit if a tiz because I forgot camping. It’s 6 AM, not 6 PM; boy how do I love my insomnia.

    • Michael

      It’s never too early to camp!

      • Chris Dangerfield

        I find it best to never STOP camping. I just bought a used Apple at a garage sale and set it up in the corner of my office with the TYP/Yaoi911 site perpetually up and it programmed to page-refresh every three minutes…

        “PERPETUAL CAMPING” it’s what’s for breakfast!

        • Michael

          As the fine (ahem) denizens of ONTD would say, there are fans, and then there are stans.

  • dartist123

    My physical need for Spooky’s hand to be on Kyle is getting to be an issue…

    • Chris Dangerfield

      THIS ^^^

      • dartist123

        I keep telling myself, “You’re gonna read the update and actually pay attention to it, rather than obsess over Spooky touching Kyle.”

        then I read the update and all I can think is:
        TOUCH HIM TOUCH HIM TOUCH HIM TOUCH HIM TOUCH HIM TOUCH HIM TOUCH HIM

        • Nate

          Pick one:

          “Toucha Toucha Touch ME!”
          “Touch him! Love him! Liebe meine Apschminki!”
          “You’ve got the Touch! You’ve got the Pow-errrrr! YEAH!”

          ^_^

          • Michael

            Touch me! Touch me! I wanna feel your body!

            This is the night!

    • Ha!

  • Danny

    It seems to me, upon rereading this page, that Gordon is trying to protect Mitch (from the dangers of vigilante-ism) by putting Paul at risk. While Gordon may put himself at risk if he likes, he should not jeopardize another member of the team, especially another minor, merely in order to stop the youngest team member from potentially hurting himself or others; it seems very irresponsible. It also seems that Gordon can’t look Amanda in the eye when he says that his secrets aren’t that bad, implying that perhaps he isn’t telling the whole truth when he says that.

    By the way, hello fellow campers! It’s been a while.

    • stickfigurefairytales

      Hi! Welcome back! 🙂

      • Danny

        Thanks! It seems as though I timed dinner poorly, however, since I missed the short amount of camping.

  • Good day folks!!

    • Chris Dangerfield

      And a good day to you our Admiral!!

    • Michael

      Howdyhowdyhowdy! I’m here in time for camping again! 😀

      • Yay!

        • Michael

          😀 How is your world, this fine weekend?

    • stickfigurefairytales

      Hello AJ! How’s it going?

      • It’s one and off raining and thunderin. Don’t like it much

        • stickfigurefairytales

          At least you’re getting rain, though – you guys need that. Or is it the kind that’s too much and causes mudslides?

          • It might be in some areas. Here, I’m not certain. It’s a slow system stemming from a hurricane/tropical storm off the baja.

          • stickfigurefairytales

            That sounds like a good thing. But I’m sorry that the thunder has been bothering you. *hugs*

          • Chris Dangerfield

            It’s AJ’s fault for trying to do high level spell work without the proper type of candles and incense… spells gone wrong always cause meteorological trauma. Heh…

          • Thanks! 🙂 *hug back*

    • Keneu

      Hello!

      • Chris Dangerfield

        Howdy!

  • Michael

    Hi everybody!

    (Hi, Dr. Mick!)

    I hope your hemiweeks have been more productive than mine.

    • Michael

      NO.

      too quick. Didn’t get a chance to camp properly.

      YOU CAN’T TAKE THIS FROM ME

      • You can still camp. Or wander over to the new campsite… We have cookies there too

        • Michael

          *packs up tent and pegs, humps over to new campsite*