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The Young Protectors: Engaging The Enemy Truth or Dare—Page 5

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Look at those cute smiles. Could Amanda actually be getting into this game?

Thank you to everyone for your Happy Birthday wishes and the amazing Patreon support! We added a bunch of new Patrons over the last few days and are now at over $7750/month in support! You all rock!

And I’ve just added two new Milestone Goals, featuring a brand new Full Monty painting of Tsunami by artist Marccus!

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If we hit $8000/month, $5+/month Patrons will get to download a wallpaper revealing his whole body in all its muscular, tattooed Full Monty glory and if we hit $8250/month, I’ll post up a link to another wallpaper which adds a beautiful background to show the context of why the big guy is naked (and, trust me, it really is quite pretty and adds a lot to the painting.) And if we hit those Milestone Goals, $10+ Patrons will get sent high-res versions of both images once their payments are processed at the end of the month.

Marccus has done a beautiful job rendering our grumpy, but oh so sexy water bender. You definitely won’t want to miss it!

Also, when the Patrons hit $7500/month in Patreon support, they unlocked a sexy, new wallpaper pin-up — a World Spanning Wallpaper! Using the first voting link I sent, they were able to choose the first half of a sexy pairing from the major (and a few of the minor) characters from any of my comics!

Well, the votes are in for the first half of the pairing! 371 of you participated and Kyle, the hero of The Young Protectors, is the winner! And he just barely edged out Deacon — Kyle had 87 votes, Deacon had 86!  (You can see the complete results from the last vote here.)

But now Patrons get to decide who they want to see Kyle with! And currently Deacon and Spooky Jones are neck-and-neck. Want to help determine the outcome (and get to enjoy the results)? Voting is open until Friday, May 8th at 11:45 PM PST and new Patrons get to vote! 🙂

If you become a Patron now and choose to receive the Special Digital Rewards, you will be able to download wallpaper versions of the Full Monty Annihilator Pin-Ups, the Full Monty Spooky Romance Card Pin-Up as well the Sexy Height Chart which shows the male members of the team. You’ll also be able enjoy all the other rewards so far posted, including the “How Spooky Got His Cap” and “What Is It Like To Kiss Spooky?” short stories that folks have liked so much. This is in addition to special back-stage access to script pages, thumbnail pages and penciled pages for all new updates. And, of course, Patrons who chose to get the Special Digital Rewards (which is the vast majority) continue to receive Digital Kickstarter Rewards every Wednesday and get to see special Sneak Previews on Sunday.

Over 1050 of you have already become Patrons in the last few months. There are lots of great benefits to being a Patron, and you’d really be helping me out if you became one too. If you’re enjoying our work here and would like to see it continue (and would like to get access to all kinds of special benefits!),

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So! Spooky is on deck to ask the next Truth or Dare question — and he’s chosen Commander! Will she choose Truth or Dare? And if she chooses Truth, what will he ask her?

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

 

  • Heee! Yes, Amanda, truth or dare?

    • Chris Dangerfield

      Congrats oh Admiral!

      • 😛

        Ain’t nothin’

        • Chris Dangerfield

          Well, clearly, you lobbed the first muffin! GO AJ!

    • davefragments

      This is getting interesting (yes, I am rolling my eyes at the thoughts galloping through my tiny brain)

      • I wonder what she’s got hidden away. Or well what sneaky sneaky Spooky will lay on her.

      • Chris Dangerfield

        If yours is “tiny” I’m afraid to label mine. HA!

        • davefragments

          I doubt that.

    • Heh, your comment didn’t show up until I refreshed the page and then I saw that our comments were almost the exact same….

      • LOL! Oops. 🙂 Or not. haha

      • Chris Dangerfield

        AND Doki has had an amazing recovery!!!! The power of TYP. LOL.

        • doki is not revocered, doki has to take more meds in 29 minutes

          • Chris Dangerfield

            Oh, I’m sorry, I guess there wasn’t enough Mitch in this batch to fix you… hang on… a cure is on its way. I’m SURE! 🙂

    • Sapfo

      YAY! AJ You did it ^_^
      now I would like you to be first V hunter when I am gone. I wish you luck with this 😀

  • davefragments

    AHA, Amanda calls out the boys and their tendency to embarrass each other. How cute. Like that will get them to stop!

    • Chris Dangerfield

      Well, I still give her points for trying to stem the tide of male doofishness. LOL.

      • davefragments

        My Niece’s kid just turned 20 a couple weeks ago. I can’t even begin to tell you what jokes have come out of his mouth toward his teammates on his hockey team. I never want to be around THAT locker room.

        • Chris Dangerfield

          NEVER???? Dave… honestly?

          • davefragments

            Not any more. I just not that adventuresome of desirous to be in a locker room with a gang of teenage boys.

          • Chris Dangerfield

            In my head canon they do all the work. We just sit back and relax. 😀

          • LOL.. I don’t know if your mind-space just took a fast detour here, or if it was mine when I read that. Maybe both 😉

          • Chris Dangerfield

            Both. I think I saw you when my mind turned left. LOL.

  • Yes Truth or Dare Amanda?

    • Chris Dangerfield

      Oh I’d have some questions for her…. mmmmmm… (except she might kill me with a toothpick). Hmmmmm…

  • Chris Dangerfield

    Do not mess with the Commander… Veritas be darned!!!

    • Klaus

      If she is to survive, she has to answer a question she does not want to answer.

      • Chris Dangerfield

        (amanda writes note to self: “you’ll forget this, due to the veritas curse, but remember tomorrow to beat the crap out of spooky at workout and arms-practice tomorrow. he’s earned it. – me”)

  • Saxon_Brenton

    Red Hot’s 87 votes to Deacon’s 86? Criminey that was a close one.

    • Chris Dangerfield

      Hot is as HOT does…. LOL.

    • When I saw how close they were after I voted on a 3rd person, I wish I could have changed my vote (edit: when I woted there was a handful of votes between them). I was really considering Deacon while I looked at the options, but continued with my (weak) hope of Amanda and Spooky, so voted that way.
      *lol* It could have ended with a tie vote.

  • I wonder how often Spooky will need to touch Kyle to remain warm?

    • Chris Dangerfield

      Okay …………. how about……….. CONSTANTLY! 😀

      • Well, in panel 4-6 he’s not touching Kyle.

        • Chris Dangerfield

          Exactly. In those panels HE’S COLD. 😛

          • But is he? Does the heat gained from a touch last for a time?

          • Chris Dangerfield

            ? Well that IS a good question. Wow, girls brains DO keep functioning when sex is part of the question. I wonder how they do that? (HEEEEEEE)

          • It’s like when first stepping out of the shower or a hot tub, at least I stay warm for a bit afterwards.

          • Chris Dangerfield

            I like the theory that touching Kyle is better than touching a ‘normal’ person. His HEAT keeps Spooky warmer longer.

            (no, no I’m not shipping anyone…. why do you ask?)

          • Well sure. Kyle’s got that whole infernal fire thing going on.

          • Chris Dangerfield

            Infernally… ADORABLE!!!

    • davefragments

      My furnace is set at 75 and I sleep under blankets to stay warm at night. . . . When you get cold, you get cold and nothing warms you up.

      I suspect that Spooky’s is psychosomatic, too

      • Isn’t that why sharing body heat is necessary when out in the element?

        • davefragments

          definitely

    • Phyre Storm

      One fewer times than it takes for Kyle to stop enjoying it.

  • Chris Dangerfield

    Hey guys… for tomorrow… this is a link to a segment of the ELLEN show.

    A straight guy goes to prom night at High School with his gay friend who couldn’t get a date. Just for fun. This is the sweetest thing I’ve ever seen. Honestly, it makes me think the world IS getting better.

    It’s not short, so watch it tomorrow when you have time, but if you’re gay friendly or concerned with tolerance, this will make you happy. Enjoy.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/05/01/gay-straight-promposal-ellen-_n_7190438.html

    • Well, that’s just lovely. 🙂

      (And for the record, I also went to Prom with a friend. She was awesome and we had a great time. Nice to see a variation on that.)

      • Chris Dangerfield

        Exactly the same for me. And she was a love and a dear friend. Still this made me smile. Step by step. Keeps me hopeful.

  • Cydney Sabin

    Pfft. Spoilsport. XD

    • Chris Dangerfield

      Nawwwwww… The Spookster will not be controlled. I’m not telepathic, but I can tell that Amanda is a little nervous. 😀

      • Cydney Sabin

        Pretty sure that’s why she’s being a crabby spoilsport. Just Saiyan.

        • Klaus

          She is not. If one of them slips up and tells a lie, he is dead. She is quite right wanting this over with with the minimum required questions.

          • Chris Dangerfield

            While I agree with @cydneysabin:disqus that on perfectly normal level The Commander is spoiling my need to have all kinds of intimate personal questions answered. I still wouldn’t want to play this game against her. I sorta imagine it going like this…

            Spooky: Okayyyy… CO-MANDER! Let’s see… how about… “Have you ever kissed a girl?”

            The Commander: Yes.

            Mitch: (perks up) Wow, did–

            The Commander: Nope. Spooky? Is Veritas satisfied.

            Spooky: (sniffs the continuum) Erm… darn… yes.

            Mitch: Hey!

            The Commander: MOVING ON. Gordon?

            Gordon: Uh oh.

          • Klaus

            It was a stretch goal. I think Alex is going to give us more for our money than that. But otherwise you are right, I think. Amanda would want to minimize the risk.

  • Connor

    Spooky had better be careful what he asks her, or Amanda WILL find a way to get revenge on him in the morning.

    • Chris Dangerfield

      Yeah, but that might be fun too? Right?

    • She won’t remember what he asked in the morning.
      Neither will remember this, since it’s a one-day lasting curse. Doesn’t mean she won’t give him the mean stare for the rest of that night if he asks something she hated sharing, even for a few hours. They still have to face the reactions of the others for the time being.

      • Chris Dangerfield

        Spooky may be a stinker after my own heart, but I don’t think he’d ever do anything to hurt Amanda. IMHO…. 🙂

        • I agree, but he could still ask something that makes her feel awkward, something in relations to him – or she’ll just not give a damn, because she know no one will remember later. Could go either way.

  • syllibub

    I really like the way Julie draws Amanda — a perfect blend of tough and pretty. I’m interested to see what Spooky asks her, considering they know each other so well and have a complex history. The good-humored look she’s giving him implies, to me, that she trusts him not to make her uncomfortable, and I very much appreciate that aspect of their relationship!

  • Megan Staples

    Oh my yes, Amanda, Truth or Dare…

  • Alt+F7

    Even with two updates a week I am always impatient for more. Can’t wait to see what the Commander might be hiding.

    • Chris Dangerfield

      I kept wondering who would dare suggest The Commander strip down to her underwear… LOL. (I mean the girl is like a super military telepathic ninja assassin… IKR?)

      Spooky: (after Amanda declines to answer the question) Okay if you don’t want to answer my question than you can take the dare which is–”

      Amanda: Sure… go ahead and ask me to do that. IF YOU WANT ME TO TALK ABOUT THE TIME THAT YOU–

      Spooky: — NO! You wouldn’t…!

      Amanda: Oh but I would.

      Mitch: Hey, what wouldn’t she say… I want to know.

      Spooky/Amanda (both): NO!

      Amanda: Okay then we’re agree we won’t be doing THAT.

      Spooky: Oh fine. (Slyly) Would you mind going to Vegas with me? We can play poker and–

      Amanda: NO!

      Spooky: Fine grumpy-poopy pants.

      Amanda: Exqueeze me. That is “MISS” grumpy-poopy pants to you.

      (someone has to go find soda and Doritos at this point because Spooky is starting to giggle too hard to continue the stand off…)

  • fujoshifanatic

    YAAAAAS!!!! That’s all I can manage on my phone at the moment; will expand later after the Avenger movie’s over.

  • TwilightDreamer

    lol, whoopsie Paul….oh well ^_^
    Oooo, he’s asking Amanda? This could be very interesting… 😛

  • How did I just know that Amanda would break in and stop it here? And I so knew right away, before I scrolled all the way down, that he would ask Amanda ^_^
    So which way will he go with this? Will he make a very personal question which involves them both, or will he go for something about her only?

    We know they’ll forget all they reveal the morning after, but it still can’t be easy to tell something you feel is private – and we know that Amanda is a very controlled and private.
    And I wonder if Spooky might somehow be ‘immune’ to the Veritas curse, because of him being magic + hell trip. And if so, will WE even get to know this?

    (I’m really excited to see what way people went with possible questions to ask, back when they suggestions for the kickstarter bonus. I wasn’t able to access back then, so have no clue).

    • Chris Dangerfield

      I wondered about his immunity too. He’s cool, but is he THAT cool. Or is all the things being discussed, stuff he has prior knowledge of, so he’s not really surprised by anything. (?)

      Good questions.

  • Mary Klemzak

    Geez who knew truth or dare would be this complicated?

    Also, has anyone heard of the expansion?

    Truth, dare, double dare, promise, or repeat? Maybe I’m old and before the internet.

    • Chris Dangerfield

      What, WAIT!

      There was a world BEFORE the internet. But, but but… then where did porn come from? Wow… that’s crazy talk. A world BEFORE the internet. wow… Next you’ll be trying to tell us that there was time with no ATMs and phones had cords attached to them, and only parents had credit cards…

      Wow… that’s like one crazy AU. For sure! Is this from a fanfic thing? 😀

      • Klaus

        It is true. But don’t belive what you see in the Flintstone cartoons. Color was not invented back then. Everything was black and white.

        • Chris Dangerfield

          Well sure, but I thought that was because my family lived in Pleasantville. 🙂

        • bronakopdin

          thinking about the flintstones I still can’t stop giggling when the prehistoric family celebrates Christmas ^^

      • Mary Klemzak

        For that, young one, we had BOOKS.

        I remember rotary phones. Three TV channels. Going outside. Riding bikes to find out what your bff was up to. TV couldn’t be recorded and watched. Only reruns, if you were LUCKY.

        Yes my young friends. We have come a long way in technology!

        • Klaus

          One TV channel in these parts. If you lived in the right parts of the country, you could also see two Swedish channels or some German ones. Though where I lived Sweden one was often more or less obscured by static.

          • Archidel

            You could just get a satellite dish. That should work no matter where you are.

          • Klaus

            These days, yes. But back then there were no sattelite TV and no cable. Now there are a great many channels both on cable and “in the ether”, and sattelites besides.

          • Archidel

            True enough. Although the first television satellites were launched as early as 1962, it took until the late seventies to get widespread coverage and for that coverage to become commercially available. And even then ‘commercially available’ still meant really, REALLY expensive (also, big, early satellite dishes were often several meters in diameter).

            Still, even today I can imagine that there are more remote parts of Sweden for which cable would be too cost-prohibitive, so, uhm, yay for satellites?

          • Klaus

            That must be so. Denmark, on the other hand, is copmpact and densely populated, so such places wouæd be rare here. Maybe on some of the small islands with just a few hundred people.

            The acces tomany channels has made some noticable differences. In my generation, people from the north east of Denmark understand Swedish, and peope from the south understand German. That is not necessarlly so with younger people.

          • Archidel

            Ah, right, you’re from Denmark, not Sweden. I missed the ‘also’ in ‘also see two Swedish Channels’, so I figured you were Swedish and just lived in a part of the country were you only got one channel instead of, well, more.

            In my defense, I only just woke up. After maybe 2.5 hours of sleep. So, yeah…

          • Chris Dangerfield

            Okay see, I understand all this, because my father refused to subscribe (i.e. pay for) the Playboy channel. Now, at that age, any nakedness would do for a confused boy like me.

            Remember this is pre-internet. So, when alone in the house, I would turn on the Playboy channel and it was all scrambled… BUTT every once in a while it would unpredictably straighten out (okay bad choice of words), ummm… it would unscramble. And OMG there was a boob in the clear.

            Hey, at that age even a free boob was amazing. And, once in a millennium, it might clear for a quick blink of a second and I’d see a male bottom. OH MY GOD…

            Then I’d have to excuse myself from the empty room and deal with the visions in my head. (euphemism, euphemism, euphemism)

            Ahhhhh TV in previous epochs. So little and yet SO MUCH.

        • Chris Dangerfield

          Whoa… totes “Little House On The Prairie” … awesome!

          • Mary Klemzak

            Lol.

            Well I’m 40, and that’s pretty old, for webcomic fans. I got started late in life. Almost everyone is younger.

            Also, its fun to tease and joke. So thanks for playing along. I’m kinda lame.

          • Chris Dangerfield

            It is fun to tease and joke. And, don’t worry for a minute, there are plenty of us in the “young-sprout webcomic club.” So, please feel free to come join us.

            Tip: My avatar is a picture I keep in my attic which gets older and older, while I stay looking just as young and fresh as ever (LOL).

            The title of that reference will get you inside the cool kid club. It’s an unmarked giant steel door, in a dark alley way and when the bouncer opens that tiny slidy window (you can only see his eyes) and asks for “your” name, if you can name that film… then you’ve lived enough and you’re IN! 😀

      • Porn came from books and magazines – which you can now buy in the retro section of eBay. The search term “vintage glamour” gives you a fine selection, which is a mind-boggling insight into what my elders and presumably betters were reading when I was too young to know about such things.

        (Damn it, when I went to look for a suitable link, eBay promptly showed me the pages of “things you might like”. There are some really nice Mouseloft cross-stitch kits, and I Do Not Need More Cross-stitch Kits. No matter how cute they are.)

        • Chris Dangerfield

          HA!

        • Chris Dangerfield

          Wait… back up. BOOOOKS? You mean MOBI files delivered to your Kindle right? What are these “Books” you speak of. (LOL)

          • Sheesh. You make fun of my books?! Books are popular still today, and actually gaining popularity in later years. Even erotic/porny books have gotten a boom (the ONLY thing I can sort of like 50sog for when it comes to books published in Denmark).
            Book will NEVER get old. Never ever *clutches books to bosom*

          • Chris Dangerfield

            You know how silly I’m being… I have a crawl space under my little house packed with boxes of books (these are the ones I can’t give to the library…….. YET… hey it could happen) and then there is my garage… also stuffed with boxes of books. Books under our bed (THAT MY EVIL MAN want’s me to clean out) and then also in the closet in the guest bedroom… stacks under night stands. Stacks behind the couch… It’s so sad. Oh and there are the many other boxes, crates and stacks in various places around the property.

            I’m going to start my own Little Free Library in my front yard. Right on the street. I figure that if I design it cute enough then no one will be able to resist it.

            http://littlefreelibrary.org/

            We are NOT packrats (minimalists fer sure) so there is always this major effort to clean things up, but some books I just can’t get rid of. CAN’T. So this is fully about depilatory book behavior. I can’ expect the impossible, but I dont thin

          • Saxon_Brenton

            You’re hardly alone there. When I purchased my current bedstead, I deliberately looked for one with a base high enough to be able to store plastic tubs of book and comics.

          • Your place sounds a lot like mine when it comes to books (but I don’t live minimalistic so clutter and cleaning hell it is). I live in the biggest apartment I could find within budget, so I had room for bookcases and boxes with books (and some comics). Some of my books I bought from the library sale, so they wouldn’t ever want them back *lol*

            That LFL idea of yours sounds awesome, and I know that you’re being silly about books vs. eBooks, but I’ll have you know.. I had to craddle each book on my desk that was within range of the screen, and tell it that the evil man on the screen did not mean it.
            That was about 3 dozen books! xD

          • Chris Dangerfield

            Look it up… it’s an international phenomenon. It’s really great.

            http://littlefreelibrary.org/

            The whole idea is that you fill it (it’s a tiny house like thing) with books you can let go of. Inside there are directions abouth how to “take a book… and leave a book”. The hope being that people exchange *forever*. I love that I can leave so many books that I loved once… And hopefully someone (or some kid) will love some of them and it will feel like a present.

            I’m still in the planning stages, but I’m excited.

          • Klaus

            If you can’t bear to part with your books, but still want to support the project https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/490112915/little-free-librarys-big-book-access-project

          • Chris Dangerfield

            Already done. But thank you anyway. It’s a good cause.

          • Saxon_Brenton

            B.O.O.K.s : Bio Optic Organisers of Knowledge.

            They’re these cunning devices that have letters, numerals and even whole pictures copied onto thin leaves of compressed cellulose material. A collection of those leaves are then bound together along one edge. They’re amazingly portable, aren’t dependent on a power supply so that you don’t need to worry about recharging or changing the batteries, and – get this – they makers have figured out a way to double the storage density of the information by printing on both sides of the leaves.

            Of course every technology has its downsides, and B.O.O.K.s are no different. They have lousy keyword search facilities.

            [I can’t claim credit for this gag. I had something like this forwarded to me by a friend something like fifteen years ago.]

      • Terri Sutton

        Next thing you’ll know people will be claiming that before PCs people used to make art with paper and writing implements.

        • Chris Dangerfield

          HA! That’s just crazy talk. !!!

        • Michael

          Not always. Sometimes it was a variety of viscous coloured liquids and fingers on paper, like painting on an iPad but messier. And incomparably more fun.

    • I remember double dare, but not promise and repeat.

      • Chris Dangerfield

        What? I’m lost…. lol.

    • Kate G

      I remember truth, dare, double dare, promise or repeat! I never got the point of promise though…

      • Chris Dangerfield

        You know this game is a lot more complex than I ever knew. I think my little brother threw away the manual. All I knew is embarrassing questions vs. kissing Susie Evans in the closet for 30 seconds…

        Yeahhhhh, I know. We were really daring. (Hey, it’s America… the land of the uptight.)

        • Kate G

          HA HA HA HA HA, kissing Susie Evans. I never had to kiss anyone. My worst dare was hanging upside down on the monkey bars…in a dress. NOT THAT I CARED if my underwear showed at 6 years old because I had what people these days call “bodysuits” (I insist they are onesies) so my undies were quite concealed.

          My friends had such giant imaginations. LOL.

      • Mary Klemzak

        Promise could be fun! Like, promise to kiss the next person you see, or a crush, or to stop an annoying habit. Depends on the level of friendship, really.

    • Klaus

      In my childhood we had percents as the third option. You would be asked have many percents you “set in” a named person. 100% was undying love, 50% was indifference.

      • Chris Dangerfield

        You Danish folk and your quant customs… LOL. Okay, kidding, I love that. I wish we’d had anything half that analytical to try to quantify the intangibility of fledgling love.

      • LOL.. I wonder if that’s where my had habit of putting percentages on something came from (or if it’s just a Danish trait). I had to work hard to skip that. My early times online had a lot of chat and comments where I use percent to describe something.

        • Klaus

          I am 90% certain it is not a Danish trait.

      • Mary Klemzak

        Interesting!

  • Chris Dangerfield

    Okay you (Alex) and Julie had better just stop with that extremely adorbs Spooky hand on the back of Kyle’s neck. It’s super duper extremely smexy and caring and protective and just… Gaaaaaaaaaa… Um, I mean thanks for the lovely illuminating page. HA.

    Panel #1: I think it was Saxon or maybe Danish (???) who predicted that our Amanda might try to put the kibosh on this line of silly but painful questioning. Even mentioning that Kyle might have met his quota by what he had already said (sorry if if was someone else). But Hey… so right. She IS the Commander. Love her hand sweep and the little color trail that says motion, Just nice and so subtle. Spook’s hand on Kyle’s neck is slaying me, because it’s so sweet. You can tell that the three dudes with their backs to camera are totally focused on the boss as she’s laying down the law. Props to Julie for communicating that with their body language. Well done.

    Panel #2: Okay this is a really smartly framed two shot. Amanda is clear and yet her language is appropriately kind. I love that. She’s not MAD at Paul. She knows he’s Kyle’s friend and clearly that he has a (17 yo) mouth on him, but also a good heart. So she doesn’t kill him, just reminds him what’s at stake. His face is so sweet as he realizes that he crossed the line and might have endangered his pal. He is such a sweetie at heart. Totally a 17 year old doofus of a boy, but still a good and decent guy. You know he’ll be a GOOD man with a few more years of life-experience.

    Panel #3: Oh my poor Kyle. What a sweet line. I swear Julie’s style just makes my heart go out to everyone, but Kyle doth slay me. I love the way this is framed — shooting past Spooky’s relaxed profile and Kyle peeking out. It just emphasizes his nerves. Hell, the last four pages were like being at Thanksgiving dinner with the entire family… when my Great Aunt (ritually) asked when she was going to meet my girlfriend. Ung. In front of the entire family. And everyone goes quiet. So, I become Sir Laurence Olivier and say something (hopefully funny), and spin the subject away. Nothing like being a coward in the face of an 82 year old women looking at you through a microscope… heh. She KNEW. I love that Spooky says, “I don’t think so.”

    Panel #4: Spooky’s body language is so great here. So casual. So comfy with himself. I don’t care if he’s faking it (although it’s hard to think he is). I think Spooky is like the Honey Badger… “he don’t give a damn.” At least not about the unimportant stuff. I love the smug way he says I don’t like talking about Hell and Kyle answered Mitch’s question (which yet again, shows Spooky know that [GAY] is just as hard a subject for Kyle right now. Soooooo… move on. (HA!) (again I ask, where was my Spooky when I was young and in my closet and dreading these questions… GAD!)

    Panel #5: Love that Paul finally catches up and realizes it is Spooky’s turn. Now, it’s rather perfect (thank you AW) that Spooky get’s his turn when it’s time to ask Amanda something.

    Panel #6: NOT that I think Spooky will ever do anything mean to Amanda (no not Mandy… I NEVER said that), but rather that Spooky is the only one who is strong enough to question her and also to know WHAT to question her about. He’s really her only equal in the room. So I think we are left perfectly anticipating the question. Yet look at the teasing way he asks the question, but yet look at her face. She went from stern to sweet in one page. She knows BOTH. If anyone might ask her something difficult it is Spooky and yet, of everyone there, she trusts him the most. Her face is very sweet. Honestly the panel is so unfair. Shipping Spooky becomes so complex. Auuuuuuugggg-gghhhhhhh (love it).

    Alex, Julie — Thank you for another very appealing fun-filled page. This is such a sweet interlude. Sure we get to know them all better. We get info about them confirmed, but mostly they become more and more OURS. Our friends. People with super powers who are a whole lot like us. It’s great stuff and I thank you for this lovely break from life and death. I mean, someone might have to kiss in a closet or something, but I don’t think anyone will die before returning to the main story (time discontinuity says… “NO”)

    Well, because then there would be a time-line disfunction and the dead person couldn’t show up for the battle, or for the hell-date for that matter and thus Duncan might not have even made it to Laampros and…

    Well you see the problem. I have a headache now, so I’ll say thanks and g’nite guys… this comic makes me HAPPY! 😀

    • Thank you, Chris, for another fun play-by-play. Very cool. And you’re right that Commander has only one true equal in that room, and he’s in his underwear right now. 🙂

      • Chris Dangerfield

        HA! When you can hang (no pun thank yew) with the Top Dawg, and do it wearing only your underpants. You are the sh*t.

        Yes… Spooky IS THE SH*T! (Spooooooooky)

    • I think it was both of us. I said the one half about Amanda breaking in, but didn’t express the other out loud (about the quota).

      • Chris Dangerfield

        Thanks. On these pages, with tons of comments, I totally lose my way with who said what. I know it’s kinda crappy when ‘you’ are the one who predicted something and then get proved right. And then some doof like me attributes ‘your’ prediction to someone else entirely (sorry).

        Just want everyone to know it’s NOT intentional and anyone is free to raise their hand and admit to being the ORACLE…

        https://youtu.be/5MCYmFvZpeU?t=35s

        • No problem.
          I can’t keep track on who said what either, and most things will be said by more than one person at one point or another. Makes it hard to fully ‘claim’ a prediction 🙂

          • Chris Dangerfield

            Yep… well, what’s really going to bake your noodle…

    • Saxon_Brenton

      As Danish said, it was both of us. For my part I (once again) hedged my bets and asked the rhetorical question of which would happen: Kyle getting more embarrassment or Commander stepped in and putting things back on track. My gut feeling was that Commander taking action was pretty much inevitable (it was totally consist with the way she stopped the team’s squabbling during the flight in YP:EtE chap 3) but I had no idea when. So the only real credit I can claim is also predicting the quota, and that’s a rather obvious device to keep the plot moving in a relatively short interlude story.

  • Chris Dangerfield

    @Impatient_Saint:disqus ALERT YOU MUST READ ALEX’S NOTES ON THIS PAGE and see the Marccus head shot of our Tsunami!

    Not only is the head shot a whole new level of cute, but there’s a NSFW Tsunami approaching… if we can collect a few more Patreons innocently walking down the street and jump them and drag them into the dangerous fandom of THE YOUNG PROTECTORS…

    So, just thought you, of all decent folk, needed this important PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT. Be patient. I know that there is nothing as good at getting the attention of pervs fans like me than the term “NSFW” (LOL) So, we should be getting an EYEFULL of Tsu Tsu soon…

  • Klaus

    One way to increase the patronage may be this: if any of you ignored an update notice for the YP kickstarter, or if you checked it out but did not comment, go there and help convince Alex to sell as many copies as he can at the convention. That may draw in new fans, and lead to more patrons.

    • Chris Dangerfield

      Love it. It’s like the cable FISHING CHANNEL. We bait the con-hook with Alex loaded up with supposedly unavailable books and then we reel in the new little fish fans into the Patreon pool and WE all get another NSFW character.

      I like the devious way you think my friend. (I hope Alex is taking notes). 🙂

    • Yes. We need Alex to get as many fans as possible. Alex needs to take *shinies* with him to the con. Shinies to draw in more people who will appreciate a good story with fantastic art. Then we all get more shinies in the Patreon rewards and the Kickstarter for the next book. :->

      That Spooky cap is coming with me to Eastercon next year. And the badges. The badge of Duncan being The Annihiliator should provide some excellent “you should try this” conversation-opening opportunities.

  • bronakopdin

    Is it just me or is Julie’s Paul looking more and more like Adam’s Paul?
    He was the one with the most unique design change before but now he really starts looking like we know him 🙂 Not that I minded Julie’s version it’s just interesting 😀

    haha, Amanda stopping this was so obvious ^^ She’s really like everyone’s mom… in a good way!

    even better it’s her turn now!I’m cCurious if we’ll see another side of our reliable Commander?
    Guess it depends on Spooky’s question ^^
    Those smiles sure make me speculate what might be coming xD

  • Columbine

    So wait- if Spooky and Deacon *stay* neck and neck does that mean we get both with Kyle?

    • bronakopdin

      ha! That’d be awesome! xD
      and I just voted myself, Spooky having 6 votes less than Deacon, though who knows what will happen, it’s still about a week!

    • Klaus

      Or maybe we get doctor Baker.

  • fujoshifanatic

    Love this page! Leave it to Commander to firmly but gently keep the boys on track and prevent them from inadvertently tripping up on the curse. 🙂 Our fun with Kyle and Spooky might be spoiled (for now?), but it looks like more fun is ahead! Judging by that mischievous little smirk, methinks Spooky might be angling for a dare from Amanda, and I spy (with my dirty-minded eye) a convenient doorway behind them that is JUST PERFECT for a little round of Seven Minutes in Heaven. I wonder if we would get to follow them through that doorway, and if so, what would we see (I suspect a whole lotta promise-breaking X-P)?

    Alex and Julie, you two should be called the Cute Crusaders, as you are serving up an interlude of adorably epic proportions. Go Team CC!

    And way to entice the Patrons with some Sexy Tsu! I certainly hope we reach the milestone soon, if for anything to see our Gordon in a good mood for once. I have a feeling he looks sooo much better–in more ways than one-when he’s in a good mood indeed. ;-P

  • Kitkat822

    Great page, this is such a fun little interlude 🙂
    Props to Adam and Julie!

    Best get back to the dissertation writing, eugh!

  • Sunseahl Silverfall

    I’m sorry but I literally had to stare at Tsunami in the first panel for 2-3 minutes before I forced myself to read the story…..

    In that panel, the shading makes Tsunami look like a Japanese Kappa…

    • Sybarite

      OMG! Now I cannot unsee that….

    • davefragments

      I more thought Queequeg from Moby Dick or one of those rather fierce New Zealanders who do the Haka but Japanese Kappa suits just fine.

    • I don’t know what a Japanese Kappa is, but I have to admit to have been looking at Tsu’s head in the first panel too. He looks to have less hair than normal. and to me it looks like he has a dark hole at the top of his head xD

      • Klaus

        I had never heard of a kappa either, but it seems to be a Japamese version of the nøkke or åmand.

        And to me Tsunami’s head looks like an open jar of tobacco or something similar.

      • Keneu

        It looked like a tonsure to me.

        • Klaus

          A reverse tonsure.

  • Wyrmidon

    I do love that look Amanda and Spooky exchange in the last panel. There’s a whole lot of meaning in it.

  • Pikinanou

    I knew he’d pick Amanda. I bet she’ll choose Truth. I got the feeling she’s just not afraid of anything and wants to be done with it. 🙂
    (btw awesome mug shot of Tsunami, he looks great!)

    • We’ll find out on the next page. But you’re right, that there isn’t much that scares her.

      Glad you like the mug shot of Tsu! The whole body is even more awesome. 😀

      • Chris Dangerfield

        Fulll…. (gurgle)
        Body… (snort)
        Body… (it needed twice naming)
        Shot… (gadddddd… delciousness overload)

        Ung! (I blames Gordon… this is all his fault!)

        • Klaus

          Mommy! Chris is making scary noises again!

          • Chris Dangerfield

            Yeah, sorry, “NSFW” just sorta causes my inner train to jump the rails.

          • Michael

            For some reason my brain keeps mushing the words together wrong. I keep reading it as full [body shot].

            … I’m sure the thought of doing body shots off Tsunami will tide you over until the picture is released.

          • Klaus

            Den var vandet. Sorry, don’t know how to say that in English.

          • Chris Dangerfield

            I have no idea… but with the image of doing body shots off of Tsunami in my head… I just up-voted you on general purposes. LOL.

          • Klaus

            It is a Danish figure of speech meaning that a joke was lame. Literally it means “That was watery”. I don’t actually think Michael’s joke was that bad. I just couldn’t resist making a pun of my own.

        • Sapfo

          take it easy Chris. You need to use your lungs to breath. I like it when you breath 😀

  • Dammit Spooky, I really wanted to hear you and Kyle answer other awkward questions. =P

    • LOL. Well, you’ll just have to invite them to your place for a sleepover sometime. 🙂

      • Klaus

        The things you have to put up with just to get a little info.

        • Michael

          I wouldn’t call a sleepover with Kyle and Spooks something to “put up with” 😛

          • I suspect Klaus would agree with you. 🙂

          • Klaus

            😉

          • Michael

            The only question left to decide, if Kyle is the big spoon and Spooky’s the little spoon, where does Klaus fit? Bigger spoon, littlest spoon, or maybe in between?

          • Chris Dangerfield

            (raises hand again) 🙂

        • Chris Dangerfield

          Exactly! Sacrifices must be made.

          It’s just a sleep-over. There aren’t any people in a glass box in the family room. So I’m okay.

          The glass box sleep-over is at Sircea and @syllibub:disqus ‘s.

      • (*∇*) OH IF ONLY!

      • Chris Dangerfield

        MEEEEEEE (raises hand) TOOOOO… (looks around sheepishly) erm… I thought this was going to be a party…

    • Chris Dangerfield

      HA! Annnnnnnnnd NOW we know who at the INQUISITION invented the Veritas curse. That curious mage… justkeepondriving!

  • Michael

    I just want to take a moment to admire and be grateful for how sensitively and realistically the characters and stories are being handled. I know this is “just” a side-story between chapters, but it really is refreshing and uplifting to see such an honest and complex portrayal of human sexuality. Some webcomics I’ve seen either ham it up or play it for drama, or rely on cliches and one-dimensional characters, but the way the guys and Amanda have been handled throughout the series is just so psychologically real. Kyle isn’t just “the gay character”, he’s a character who happens to be gay. None of them are stereotypes, or built around a single concept, there’s just so much subtle depth to each of the characters, and the combination of writing and art somehow manages to hint at a lifetime each of history and choices and decisions and experiences that underlie complex characterisation, undercurrents of emotion, and subconscious biases and prejudices and predilections that I think even the characters themselves aren’t completely aware of.

    I guess what my rambling and semicoherent post is trying to say is, thank you Alex and team, for giving us humans and a story about them, rather than filling a story with hollow stereotypes.

    Also, shouldn’t Spooky be feeling cold now?

    • Thank you, Michael. Telling a psychologically real story with three-dimensional, characters who aren’t (and can’t be) defined by their sexuality, ethnicity, gender, etc. — that is, who feel like real people — is very important to me. It’s how I see the world and I believe that if it’s done right, these kind of stories could offer an important antidote to the messages so many of us have gotten from society at large about what we are and can be.

      So it makes me very happy that you think we’re doing a good job with that, even in a fun side story like this one. Your comment has put a big smile on my face. 🙂

      • Michael

        I’m glad 🙂

        Also, isn’t Spooky cold now? Unless Kyle has taken his gloves off and is giving him a foot massage off-screen…

        • AlpineBob

          Actually, it looks to me like he took his leg and plopped it in the Commander’s lap when she sat down. So I think she is the one doing the massaging…

          • Chris Dangerfield

            Ooooooh good one… and no one blinks an eye?

            Now, what does THAT say? Sleepovers at Kyle’s (with SKIN!) and now a foot rub from The Commander… I’d say Spooky is milking this Veritas curse for all it’s worth. HA.

        • Klaus

          I don’t think the gloves come off, The suit is one piece.

          • Chris Dangerfield

            If we’re talking Kyle (?), maybe his suit is made out of Kontari, nano-tech, micro-fiber. So it regenerates as fast as it burns and thus seems inflammable to our human senses… and… what if Kyle just wills certain parts, like hoods and hands and generally body (for showering… nom… showering) to open for him and then close up when he’s done.

            That’s the best I can do, Klause, with my non-science brain.

            Please don’t make me drag out my go-to solution for all these issues… THE POWER OF FRIENDSHIP!. I think I’ve beat that one to death. 🙂

        • If Spooky doesn’t get direct skin-to-skin physical contact, he will indeed start to feel chilly. But it’s not instantaneous. 🙂

  • jreed3842

    So I had a Young Protectors Dream last night.
    My dream was that there was this Young Protectors movie that I went to go see. And I know DanishWolf, Chris Dangerfield, and Admiral Jane were there (I don’t even know what you guys look like, but you were in my dream, lol…. Also… I dunno how to tag people… if I did, I’d tag the three of you.) And at one point in the movie Laampros turned all of the Young Protectors into stone. And Spooky had the ability to remove his spirit from his body, but he wouldn’t have been able to do much so he removed Mitch from his body and told him to to fly and stop Laampros. And at this point in the movie I was so into it that I was getting very vocal, and it was making everyone laugh.
    That’s about all I remember. I dunno if Mitch succeeded in stopping Laampros or not.

    • LOL.. that sounds like an AWESOME movie night. Too bad the movie broke before the end 😉
      Tagging is by making a @ before the name and then start writing username and choose the right one from options. @jreed3842:disqus
      Oh, click edit and then hit the space button a couple times after the name if it doesn’t show up blue the first time. Sometimes it doesn’t.

      • jreed3842

        Oh! Okay. So it’s kinda like facebook. Good to know! Thanks for the info. 🙂

        • Chris Dangerfield

          Also, once in a while for me, it doesn’t show up blue until I refresh the page??? I don’t know if that’s a me thing or a disqus thing. 🙂

    • science

      I had a YP dream the other night too. The team was doing a Scooby-Doo esque mystery mission, in this enormous mansion with a lovely forest surrounding it. It turned out the villain was Spooky, who had been plotting to sacrifice both the team and the people residing in the mansion.

      • jreed3842

        Dang! That’s one heck of a plot twist!

      • Very interesting.

        I’m loving these TYP dreams y’all are having. 🙂

    • Ha! That’s awesome! 🙂

    • Chris Dangerfield

      Wow. That is cool. That sounds like a party I definitely would have wanted to be at (with some cool clothes I don’t currently have, and about 10 lbs lighter. Since it was a dream, I’m sure I would have been very witty and gone home with Laampros, prior to him getting drunk and turning people to stone, so the party would have kept going and ExSec wouldn’t have been called by the neighbors.

      Keep dreaming jreed3842. I wanna know what happens next. 🙂

  • Sapfo

    Spooky looking very comfortable out there he sits with very little clothes.

    I did totally miss camping yesterday, got a few things to do. But I would like to leave a note that I do love cute, fun storyline. Kind of need it after all the dark action.

    Have fun all of you ヽ(^▽^)ノ

  • Saxon_Brenton

    [crawls out of bed Monday morning, checks the voting on the world-spanning team-up for a half time update] Hmm. Deacon at 107 leading Spooky 88, with Annihilator at a distant third at 30 – with a huge, multi-hundred lead for the full monty option.

    • I’m realy looking forward to what will probably end as a Kyle/Deacon art.
      Can’t help but wonder a little, if it would still have been a Kyle/Deacon pairing if Deacon had won the first part of the vote. I think so, since the Kyle voters might not have changed their mind because Deacon was already chosen (or not enough of them.

      • Saxon_Brenton

        Spooky managed to halve Deacon’s lead within a few hours? Whoa. Colour me impressed.

      • Chris Dangerfield

        I also voted Spooky out of sheer stubborn loyalty. Although, then, because I’m a masochist, I re-read ARTIFICE… which left me wanting a three-way. (DON’T JUDGE ME! You know some of you thought it too. lol).

        Clearly more milestones are needed with previous winners removed! HA. When we get to George Finnegan we can stop… 🙂

        • jreed3842

          As cute as Deacon and Kyle would be I totally voted for Spooks too…. just because my Spooky/Kyle ship is out in the middle of the Atlantic ocean and I CAN NOT GET OFF. My other ships are still kinda floating around the harbor, lol. I highly considered Jeff…. because I still have a huge crush on him. But I will still be very happy with a Deacon and Kyle match up!

          • I’m biased. I voted for Spooky, but I’d kinda still be sad if Deacon doesn’t get the 2nd spot. He was THAT close in first round, one spot away from a tie, and then he might just get beaten by Spooky for a round 2.
            Opposite earlier times, I can’t go back and see the current results with these votes. I just get to a page telling me I already voted.
            Will just have to wait for the result now. Damn xD

    • Chris Dangerfield

      I’m not seeing a “BAD” option here… LOL.

  • Chaos

    FIX THEIR HEADS, FIX THEIR HEADS!!! Tsunami looks like the top of his head is caved in and Flukes gone from a full head of hair to severely balding.

    • Marie

      I didn’t notice Fluke but Tsunami is freaking me out. There’s a little extra line making it worse, but I think having a bigger hair area also might help.

  • kamishiro

    I love the eye exchange between Amanda and Spooky :33
    I can’t NOT ship them. Both of them are so cool.

    • Chris Dangerfield

      I so agree. It’s totally frustrating. 🙂

  • jreed3842

    So! Things have been going very smoothly financially for me, which is awesome. But you know what’s more awesome? I can afford to be a Patreon now. I mean…. it can only be 5 bucks a month… BUT HOT DAMN, I’m excited. I’m signing up… like… right. Now.
    And hopefully I can STAY a patreon!

    • Chris Dangerfield

      That is seriously awesome and good news. Enjoy. It’s pretty darn fun.

      • jreed3842

        It’s freakin’ fantastic. It’s like Christmas all over again! I’m so giddy!
        I have a lot of fun stuff to catch up on!

    • Thank you so much, jreed! You ROCK! 😀

      • jreed3842

        Nope, Mr. Woolfson… That’s you, you ROCK!! I admire all your work, and so glad I stumbled upon “Artifice” those few years ago! I am SOOOO glad I can finally support “The Young Protectors.” 😀

  • Marie

    Tsunami’s head keeps looking concave around the hair to me and it’s spooky (pun!) in itself

  • purplefoxglove

    On a completely unrelated note, I can’t read grammatical analyses of sentence structures anymore without wondering what the heck the Platinum Priestess has to do with anything…takes me a moment to realise that PP also means Prepositional Phrase 😛

    Me? Obsessed? Naw…

    • Chris Dangerfield

      Maybe Sircea is really also “Grammar Girl” on the side… you know… for pocket money? No? Yeah…. I thought it unlikely, too. 🙂

      • jreed3842

        I can see her being a Grammar Nazi… But Grammar Nazi doesn’t have the alliteration that I’m sure Miss PP is so very fond of.

      • Klaus

        It must be difficult for her to keep up with the changes in language. Such as this annoying habit people have these days of saying “you” when they mean “ye”.

        • Chris Dangerfield

          Yea verily musteth our Lady of the Platinum Adornments keepest herself most current with the vernacular of our modern day speech. Until of course she’s a goddess once again. Then we might all be talking like Shakespeare, if that beest her most divine wish… lol.

      • purplefoxglove

        My theory is that Sircea is secretly brainwashing me into becoming one of her minions…

        Any thoughts on that @ silibub?

  • Galopa WXY

    Where did the favicon go and why does it keep disapearing ?

    • Chris Dangerfield

      I rolled my eyes. Mine has turned into a little blue google favicon. The universal “last page” link works perfectly, but the TYP favicon seems gone for me.

      After some fussing, I’ve chalked it up to a ‘First World Webcomic Fan” problem and decided to be thankful for food.

      Still I know what you mean. My mild OCD refuses to be completely reasonable and quiet about it… 🙂

      • Mine was the Google G and now it’s the Twitter bird.

    • It dissapeared after Alex updated the site. I haven’t had it since.

  • Chris Dangerfield

    And yea Tuesday didst cometh around once again… and there was rejoicing throughout the fandom. Thus did Chris sacrifice the necessary camping goat in order to–

    Admiral Jane: –Excuuuuuuuse me?

    ChrisD: Yes?

    Admiral Jane: Tell me you didn’t just sacrifice a goat.

    ChrisD: Sure. It’s right there… to the gods of camping. So we’ll get a good page tonight.

    Admiral Jane: Ewww… you do know you don’t have to sacrifice animals in order for Alex to publish a page? Right? Honestly…

    ChrisD: (look confused)

    Admiral Jane: Seriously. Alex is a webcomic writer, director and producer… not a dark god with tentacles coming out of his head.

    ChrisD: Really?

    Admiral Jane: Oh puhleeze. Really!

    ChrisD: Oh…

    Admiral Jane: That better not be a cute baby goat Mister, or I’m coming back with my rolled up newspaper.

    ChrisD: (raises his hands up in self-defense) No. No way. I’m pretty sure it’s a very old goat that was about to croak anyway… maybe it was just a pygmy type goat or stunted or something… sure cute, but old and on it’s last legs. Yeah. OLLLLLD.

    Admiral Jane: Hmmmmm… (raises skeptical eyebrow and tries not to get goat-guts on her shoes) Okay just be sure to clean all that up before camping.

    ChrisD: Ewwww… don’t we have Minions for that?

    Admiral Jane: NO! You killed it YOU clean it! (the admiral stomps off, rolling her eyes)

    ChrisD: (chris looks about for some help and then at the remains of the sacrificial goat and hollers off-screen…) HEY! DOES ANYONE NEED A NICE PRE-SACRIFICED GOAT? STARFIGHTER? DEMON OF THE UNDERGROUND? QUESTIONABLE CONTENT? ……….. (nothing) ……… IT’S FREEEEEE!

    (chris wonders if anyone has a BBQ? I mean, enough sauce and no one at tonight’s camping should notice. maybe he could even charge for pull-goat sandwiches *grins*. chris perks up as the day starts looking more promising.)

    • The Starfighter crew is currently in LA airport, talking with GryphonGirl and others, before taking the flight to Japan, so doubt they’ll need one.. or bring it on the plane.

      (Not to mention Hamlet is vegan so she might just beat you up or kill you if you as much as consider making goat sacrifices a thing for her comic xD)

      Edit: And Demon of the Underground is doing a double update month, because we already sacrificed to it with votes on TWC100.
      That narrows the field down some more *lol*

      • Chris Dangerfield

        It was a vegan goat. (hand over heart) Truth. Total omnivore. I named it “Tofutty”. 🙂

        • *lol* Sure 😉
          And I edited my comment just as you posted yours. Try to refresh.

          • Chris Dangerfield

            I was thinking that if Hamlet killed me (a Kickstarter, no less) than I become a really valuable sacrifice and by the rules of sacrificial magic then she’s got to post a bunch of pages from Japan. (I mean I’m NOT a vegan, so I bet it gets super complicated).

            Not to mention they’d have to eject my body into space or something when they’re done with the ritual… They would have to be really careful about opening doorways in space. I mean not even Laampros wants to pester a Great Old One.

            You know… good thinking (lol) Oglaf likes the occasional goat… hmmmmm…

            BTW, I hope Gryph remembered her tooth brush!

          • You’re really thinking hard about this <3
            We'll now know how to use you if it becomes necessary.Your sacrifice will not be in vain.

          • Chris Dangerfield

            Yeah… I’ll bet that’s what they told all those nice people in that glass box too… not to mention the various fighters and navigators out there in starfighter space… Have you played the beta game… I’ve been down the dark alien hallway twice and DIED. So let’s be clear it’s a dangerous world out here in webcomic land. Everyone needs to be careful. (ESPECIALLY SACRIFICIAL GOATS, lol).

          • I died in my first try of the Starfighter Beta game LOL
            Was so suprised. A few minutes played and I quickly found out I shouldn’t go that way. Found it out the hard way 😉

          • Chris Dangerfield

            Yup… the hallway of mysterious death!!! LOL.

          • If not I am pretty sure they have a vending machine for that in Japan.

          • Chris Dangerfield

            I think they have a vending maching (wink wink) for EVERYTHING in Japan. 😀

          • If not I am pretty sure they have a vending machine for that in Japan.

    • I’m expecting every bit of this mess cleaned up. There will be an inspection so don’t think to hide bits and pieces in the woods.

      Poor goat. Was probably minding its own business, happily clearing the weeds around the camp site and Chris jumps out of the bushes wearing some weird ass loin and carrying a club.

      • Chris Dangerfield

        I have mentioned I’m gay right (Pishawwww… loin cloth and club… honestly. It’s like you don’t know me at all)?

        I was wearing a top notch borrowed Voldemort evil sorcerer robe (you know the ones with all black velvet with runes and strange illuminati-type symbols stitched all over it and I had one of those dead cool blades that glow in the dark and are so ridiculously large that they have to be slung down your back or you’d trip over it.

        You may call me “THE DARK LORD” or just LORD is also good, but I looked so cool that the goat practically ran and jumped on my magic sword. Honestly.

        And don’t worry, the camp site is all hoovered up spic and span and the goat has been happily fetched by @disqus_FidZAwLkzS:disqus who needed it for some demonic ritual he’s working on. I think he was summoning an incubus or something and had run out of goat… so our timing was perfect.

        Just remember that if the page isn’t up tonight Admiral… ON YOUR HEAD SO BE IT. I don’t have anymore goats.

        (oh and btw, since alex does have dead sexy tentacles, than I think he probably wears a cap all the time, just like spooky. just proving that Art imitates life and vice versa. ha!)

        • We have camera footage, Mister. You were in a rainbow bedazzled loin cloth carrying a club. Granted I think the club was also bedazzled, but still a club.

          • Terri Sutton

            Did Chris have runes painted onto his skin with glitter body paint?

            (And can we please stop using the word bedazzle, because it makes me think of the word vagazzle and that makes my head hurt.)

          • It sparkled. I don’t know if it was paint or rhinestones.

          • Chris Dangerfield

            Vagazzle… that’s where you put sparklies on your favorite vegetables right?

          • Terri Sutton

            Vagazzle is where you bedazzle one’s vagina. Because people my age or younger seemed to have never heard the 1st of Ethics; “Just because you can doesn’t mean you should.”

            So I find myself surrounded by people who think that bedazzling their whitelist sever is perfectly acceptable and I find myself wondering how and when they will win that Darwin award.

          • davefragments

            TMI TMI

          • Chris Dangerfield

            I checked out at the thought of a hot glue gun… ouch.

          • Chris Dangerfield

            I’m concerned that our Admiral is wandering about with images of ‘bedazzled clubs’ on her mind. That’s way too phallically gay and euphemistic. B-E-D-A-Z-Z-L-E-D C-L-U-B-S. (yep… concerned)

          • Then don’t go around carrying one. 😛

          • Chris Dangerfield

            No club shaming!

        • davefragments

          I think that I should warn you – – if you ever visit the active cauldron of Kilauea that is erupting as we speak these words (it’s been doing that for 30 years now), remember, you are not a virgin sacrifice anymore so don’t jump in.

          😉 wink, wink 😉

          • Chris Dangerfield

            WOW… is that ever the truth. LOL.

    • I am a dark god with tentacles coming out of his head.

      Just a dead sexy one.

      • Chris Dangerfield

        HA! (I knew it)

      • Michael

        Are they regular tentacles, though, or… Japanese tentacles?

        • Terri Sutton

          I would ask if those tentacles are poisonous, but then again I am Australian and my concept of proper questions in these situations is somewhat skewed.

          • Chris Dangerfield

            And, in Australia, isn’t asking “if something is poisonous” sort of laughable?

          • Terri Sutton

            Well we could ask, “is it native?” to mix things up.

          • Michael

            Not poisonous, but they are self-lubricating.

    • Saxon_Brenton

      You are *so* lucky that my presence online doesn’t suffer from the chronic squeamishness that my real life presence does, otherwise I’d have projectile vomitted on you already. [No, seriously.]

      Anyway… [gets out recipe books] It’s been a while since I’ve had a nice goat curry, but I’m thinking that might be a bit cumbersome for camping. How about goat burritos?

      • Michael

        How about slow-roasted goat shoulder with a lemon and coriander sauce, roast potatoes and a piece of grilled pita?

        • Chris Dangerfield

          Is this the Food Network™? “Iron Sacrificial Chef?”

          • Michael

            More like Iron Chef Thunderdome: Two chefs enter, one chef leaves.

          • Chris Dangerfield

            Now that’s a sacrificial network!

      • Chris Dangerfield

        No one I know suffers squeamishness’ with as much aplomb as you do Mr. Saxon. Honestly, you went from vomit to burrito in one post. Bravo!

  • I might not be able to camp tonight because of server updates. My internet will be gone from around 3am and a couple of hours 🙁 Hope I’ll get to be around before the page is up. If not, have a fun camp.

    • Booo! Rotten updates.

      • Chris Dangerfield

        Are you one of those people who never updates programs until necessary (LIKE MY MAN) and then wants me to help and I have to do like 700 updates at once????

        (chris gets out his technology stick and prepares to start flailing about…)

        • Nope. But I when things like credit card websites or utility websites updates when I want to make a payment. Booo!

    • See you on the flip side!

    • Chris Dangerfield

      Sir Richard Attenborough (V.O.): …And the apex predator of the North American and parts of the European continent continues its stealthy pursuit of the rare and highly sought after Virginus Pagum (also known as the the common “page-virgin”.)

      Watch carefully as the stealthy Wolf throws other pursuers off the virgin’s scent by distracting them and limping (very obviously) away in order to look as if it is unable to hunt this evening.

      Later we shall see the Wolf as it speeds in all it’s glory to bring down the fleeing virgin. If we’re lucky we’ll see a virgin hunt completed at its most contested and the Wolf, also known as the Queen of the Forest, wins her prize.

      (and now a word from our sponsor, Purina Wolf Chow…)

      • LMAO… Guess the wolf did win her Virginus Pagum xD

  • These people are awesome! I wanna live in an exact replica! http://munsters-h0me.diply.com/wowmazing/munsters-replica-house/107877?ts_pid=2

    • davefragments

      That would be lots of fun to live in. . .

      • I know right?

        • davefragments

          Think of the Halloween parties.

      • Michael

        Looks like a lot of work to maintain it. And you couldn’t change or rearrange anything, no matter how much you want to put your new Fifty Shades action figures on display on your mantelpiece.

        • Chris Dangerfield

          Okay (I’ll be honest) “50 SHADES ACTION FIGURES” made me snort some of my drink up nose. Both funny AND terrifying. HA.

    • DC

      I always thought there was a lion under the stairs not a dinosaur.

      • Cydney Sabin

        Don’t lions belong in wardrobes?

        • DC

          I think I’m remembering the Addams family lion.

        • Chris Dangerfield

          Well sometimes, with a witch… and occasionally Mr. Tumnus.

      • It was a giant lizard type thing that roared like a lion.

  • davefragments

    I think I’m here. That’s an accomplishment for a rainy day.
    How is everyone?

    • Chicken Parmesan Digiorno Pizza

      • davefragments

        I’ll take a sliver. I had ice cream before climbing into bed.

        • Chris Dangerfield

          There is always room for a ‘sliver’. Nom nom nom.

          • davefragments

            Jello

    • Full from taco salad! 🙂

      • davefragments

        I have dreams of tacos. My tummy doesn’t like the spices.

        • Chris Dangerfield

          I had a dream of Spooky bringing me Tacos. We ate them together and watched TV… it was very romantic.

          • davefragments

            What was that phrase we joked with after opening fortune cooks?

            “between the sheets”

        • Awww bummer. And to be tormented by dreams.

          • davefragments

            Chocolate is the worst.
            Someone even wrote a ballet about sugar plum fairies and sugar plums give me the hershey squirts real bad.

          • Michael

            “It does not do to dwell on dreams, unless they are dreams of tacos” ~ Senor Dumbledorro, probably

          • Chris Dangerfield

            IKR? Dreams of food should never be evil.

          • Food dreams should only be good.

    • Chris Dangerfield

      You think? When will you know for sure?

      I (think) I’m fine. 🙂

  • Michael

    Hello, fellow campers! Lovely to be here on this fine Wednesday afternoo-

    Wait, is that… is that goat blood? @chrisdangerfield:disqus , do you know anything about this? It — eww, it’s still sticky. Has anybody got a mop?

    Anyway, where was I? How is everyone this week?

    • Sigh. I told Chris to clean up.

      Other than that, I’m doing pretty good.

      • Chris probably got distracted by some hot guy walking by or ogling Spooky again.

        • Cydney Sabin

          I guess I’ll have to clean it up. At least I need goat’s blood for my latest potion project. A love potion like no other!

          • Chris Dangerfield

            You’ll have every goat in a thousand mile radius thoroughly in love with you. GO CYDNEY!

          • Cydney Sabin

            Ewwww…. maybe I should use nymph tears instead…

        • Chris Dangerfield

          EXQUEEZE ME?????

        • Michael

          Chris gets distracted by watching hot guys ogle Spooky?

          That’s like, meta-voyeurism.

          • Chris Dangerfield

            Is that good? Or bad? Heh.

          • Cydney Sabin

            It’s Deadpool-esque.

      • Michael

        That’s good. Weather seems to be turning here, the last few days have been really nice in the morning, and then stormy and horrible in the afternoon, and then sunny again in the evening.

        • You mean stormy and awesome…

          • Michael

            This is Melbourne weather, in the hills. Storms aren’t awesome. Just grey and wet and windy.

          • No thunder or lightning?

          • Michael

            Rarely, but always either distant or indistinct. The best we get of lightning is “momentary brightness”.

          • That is disappointing, but a good wind can be almost as energizing as some good lightning.

          • Michael

            I’ll have to walk to and from kung fu tonight, so I would really prefer it doesn’t get too windy.

          • Heh, I always wanted to be Storm.

          • Michael

            VERY VERY FRIGHTENING, ME!

            … I’m sorry. I’m so sorry. I held out for as long as I could, but I couldn’t hold it forever.

            i couldn’t hold it.

          • …..I think I like you.

          • Terri Sutton

            I’d feel sorry about Melbourne weather, but every time it rains in my area for longer than 5 minutes we immediately start wondering; how many telephone poles will be blown over and how close will they be to us.

        • We’re up and down with the weather, getting into the high 80’s and by Friday it’s supposed to be in the 60’s and rainy. I’ll believe the rain when I see it. This is the second or third time since spring started for us.

          • Michael

            We’re just getting waves of low pressure fronts washing across the state. I guess it’s still far better than being up in Queensland with the flooding and cyclones and such.

        • davefragments

          Here in Western Pennsylvania, the forecasting was so bad that the TV stations forced the weathermen to do the weather outside. Now I don;t mean like weather inside the building or outside the building, I mean that the weatherman had to stand outside so if it was raining, they couldn’t predict or report sunny skies. Or if it was 55 and chilly, they couldn’t say it was 75 and nice.
          It took years for the weatherman to figure out how to mount cameras outside and take live shots while not have to stand out of the building.
          Personally, I think weathermen should be castrated so they can’t reproduce their own kind.
          (that last statement is just for funsies)

          • Michael

            Our weatherpeople have recently started reporting not their predictions, but just the facts about the weather system. “there’s a low-pressure system approaching from the bay, which may or may not mean the possibility of rain”

            Soon they’ll just be showing satellite images with no narration. “… and that’s the weather as we know it. Back to you, Jim*”

            * It doesn’t seem to matter which TV station it is, there’s always a Jim.

          • davefragments

            My cable TV has a channel devoted to that — #101 — Pittsburgh, Washington PA, and Wheeling WV. Plus golf forecast, travel forecasts, and pollution forecasts (pollen mostly) . . . it has the most insipid music and no words.

      • Chris Dangerfield

        I told you I cleaned… that? Erm… THAT is someone else’s sacrificial goat. Yup.

        • *crosses arms, taps foot* Oh REALLY!!

          • Chris Dangerfield

            *look left* OH LOOK… SMORES!!!

          • Had cheesecake for dessert, can’t turn my head.

          • Chris Dangerfield

            Uh Oh… Food Coma!

          • Nope, just content and full.

      • davefragments

        It’s the offal that awful to clean up.

  • jreed3842

    Hello campers!
    *pretends to ignore the smell of a dead animal that seems to be lingering in the air*
    How is everyone tonight?!

    • pizza

      • Chris Dangerfield

        I have some Goat Pizza right here… any takers?

        • jreed3842

          Eh…. I’ll try anything once. Is it like goat cheese…. with goat meat on top?

  • Kit the Coyote

    Camping!?
    *plops down a large bowl of his oily popcorn with a generous amount of butter slathered on*

    • jreed3842

      Welcome!

    • davefragments

      mmmmm popcorn

      • Kit the Coyote

        Our family movie night recipe, A whirly-pop Popper, A large paper grocery bag, pop until the bag is filled (3 tablespoons oil, 1/2 cup popcorn per batch) usually takes 6 – 7 batches to fill the bag. Melt 2 sticks of real butter and pour over the bag while shaking to distribute it. Salt to taste. Its greasy good.

        • davefragments

          I was at a movie theater once and this 5 year old little boy was carrying a tub of popcorn almost as big as his body wit both arms and barely the two eyes peeking over it to see where his brothers and sister were walking. It was cute – – the smallest has to hold the biggest and control it.

          • Michael

            aww, bless. Some friends of mine once got one of those ‘professional photo shoot’ things of their baby, and the photographer put him in a popcorn bucket, filled the spaces with popcorn, and gave him one of those little folding paper hats that concession stand vendors used to wear back in the day.

            Something about the combination of popcorn and small children is just naturally adorable.

          • davefragments

            That is so cute.

        • Chris Dangerfield

          greasy goooooooooooood. mmmmmmmmm……..

  • Saxon_Brenton

    [Saxon sets out a trestle table just a short distance from the campfire to form a buffet, and puts out the goat, plus various side salads, garnishes and cutlery. Takes a plate and samples cooking.]

    I must say Michael, that suggestion for slow-roasted goat shoulder with a lemon and coriander sauce has turned out very well.

    Okay, food’s ready!

    • Terri Sutton

      Is there any spicy satay sauce?

      • Michael

        slow-roasted goat with satay? You must be joking.

        • Terri Sutton

          Sweet-Savoury Peanut Paste goes with everything!

          • Michael

            Prawns, yes. Chicken, hell yes. Goat? Not so much.

          • Chris Dangerfield

            OH FINE. Here have some sambal oelek red chili paste… that’s good for Everything!

          • Michael

            That, I’ll agree with. Sambal is the little black dress of the spice world. Sexy, seductive, subtle (when used right), goes with everything, but still leaves something to the imagination.

          • Terri Sutton

            Well I did have to learn the hard way that Worcestershire Sauce didn’t go with everything.

          • Michael

            I learned a long time ago that minced beef and lime juice do NOT go together, and that while it may make sense chemically, adding sodium bicarbonate to “neutralise the acidity” does not improve the flavour.

          • Terri Sutton

            Bi-carb is definitely on the list of an extremely acquired taste.

          • Chris Dangerfield

            WHAT, WAIT… no one told me this?

          • Terri Sutton

            And I wasn’t told either, which is why I put it on chicken, never again.

          • davefragments

            Oh good lord that would be an ugly taste.

        • Madock345

          I don’t see why not. Cut it into some thin strips and skewer it, marinate in a yogurt sauce over night. Grill and serve with satay dip. Mmmm… now I made myself hungry.

      • Saxon_Brenton

        [rummaged among bottles] Let’s see. Mild tomato salsa, hickory BBQ, mega-damage chili… Nope. I guess I’ll have to pop down to the store. Any other orders while I’m down there?

        • Michael

          fetta marinated in white truffle oil. If they have it on special.

    • Chris Dangerfield

      Well you had me at trestle…

  • Madock345

    “Hey Madock, let’s go camping instead of writing term papers. That sounds more fun.”

    “Well brain, I don’t know if that’s the best-”

    “COMICS NOW”

    “Okay… okay… well read comics. Just for a little while though, right?”

    “Yeah, of course. Just a little while… hehehehe” >:]

    **Six hours later**

    “Goddammit”

    • Chris Dangerfield

      HA!

  • Wohoo! I made it *slightly tired smile*. Sadly enough I wasn’t ablt to use the little extra time sleping, because I couldn’t so haven’t slept at all yet – here at a LOVELY 6am in the morning, now with the sun up and a bunch of cheery bird singing *types harder and harder*

    Sems this night wasn’t the night where days of sleeping like crap ended. Now i hope the page will be up before I sudently crash somewhere in the next 0-2½ hours (if going by previous day), and I get to send my alarmclock the evil eye again at around 10am when I have to get up.

    Bets can be placed: Which day will this crappy insomnia-ish sleeping catch up with the wolf? 2-5 hours a day. It’s currently been 3 days and counting.

    • Morning Danish sweet!

    • Saxon_Brenton

      Morning Danish. Here, have some slow-roasted goat to get your blood sugar up.

      • Still haven’t gotten rid of all the goat?

        • Saxon_Brenton

          [flustered] I only served up as dinner half an hour ago!

    • davefragments

      good morning but I beg to differ. Here’s it’s midnight.

    • Madock345

      Morning!

      (Well, it’s actually 11pm here, but whatever, close enough.)

    • Terri Sutton

      Remember than when you finally fall asleep that it will be night somewhere in the world so it won’t be inappropriate.

      • Yes, and at least it’s not mid day, and I can hopefully get a nap soon.

        • Terri Sutton

          I would offer to make soothing ocean noises but I don’t live near a ocean so I have no idea what it sounds like and you wouldn’t be able to hear me anyway.

    • Morning!

  • stickfigurefairytales

    The “pals” comment instantly made me think of the whole “just gals being pals!” thing, although that doesn’t quite work in this case.

  • Ninhursag

    Yeah, Amanda, truth or dare? This is becoming interesting…