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The Young Protectors: Engaging The Enemy Truth or Dare—Page 9

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Now, now, Tsunami…

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So! At “one time or another,” Commander has thought about each of these guys with Spooky. And now she’s committed to giving a “full answer” regarding these fantasies. What does that mean? And does anyone actually say “Yikes!” in real life?

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

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  • davefragments

    SO now she explains it to them. I hope they like the detail.
    wink, wink

    • stickfigurefairytales

      Nice job, Dave! (Hey, do you prefer your name capitalized or not when I type it out?)

      • davefragments

        I don’t have a preference.

        • stickfigurefairytales


          • davefragments

            BTW – Do you keep a list?

          • stickfigurefairytales

            Nah, I just try to remember.

          • davefragments

            OK. Remember, anytime Alex says: “soon” is the time to start watching. And if you are a patreon person, there have to be 4 emails before it posts.

          • Chris Dangerfield

            SO WISE! 🙂

          • davefragments

            Actually, it’s the part of me that made a good engineer but somedays I wish I could turn it off and just enjoy something rather than analyze it.

          • Chris Dangerfield

            I hear you buddy (and I relate) but don’t fight the inner Dave… we are what we are. 🙂

        • Madock345

          So dAvE is okay then? 😉

          • davefragments

            That would be very strange but it doesn’t bother me. There are a very few things that I get nutso about.

    • Chris Dangerfield

      Fastest page nabber in on the NET. Congrats Sir Dave!

      • davefragments


  • Heeee!

  • stickfigurefairytales

    I love that consent has so much importance to Amanda, even in fantasies.

    • Chris Dangerfield

      That why she’s more awesome than AWESOME!

      • stickfigurefairytales

        When awesome grows up, it wants to be Amanda.

        • Chris Dangerfield

          Okaaaay… can that win the internet?

          (it’s worthy!)

          • stickfigurefairytales

            Yes. Yes, it can.

  • DC

    Well yeah doesn’t the whole world want to sleep with Spooky! No don’t answer that!

    • stickfigurefairytales

      Everyone who finds guys sexually attractive, at least.

      • Chris Dangerfield

        DING… Stick wins the internet…

        • stickfigurefairytales

          Eh, that wasn’t worth an entire internet.

          • Chris Dangerfield

            Okay, America only… 🙂

      • DC

        Maybe some would like to just cuddle and keep him warm while sleeping. No sex necessary 🙂

        • Chris Dangerfield

          Heeeeee (SPEAK FOR YOURSELF!) LOL

    • Chris Dangerfield

      YESSSSSSS! (oooops sorry)

  • Yes, the whole world wants to sleep with Spooky. Tsu-Tsu….does that mean YOU don’t???? Blasphemy!!

    • Chris Dangerfield

      unrequited love with Amanda… is our Tsunami jealous?

  • fujoshifanatic

    Why does Tsunami think this is so preposterous? Who wouldn’t want to sleep with Spooky?

    • I am seeing that more of a Spooky stole his date more than once type of thing, or they dated Tsunami just to get the dips on Spooky.

      • I’m not sure I could sleep with Tsu, even if it meant I got Spooky’s number.

        • Chris Dangerfield


    • Chris Dangerfield


  • Chris Dangerfield

    OMG… Amanda is the ultimate AWESOME and there is no way I can write anything worthy tonight. I love her so much that they may come and take my gay card. 🙂

    • *hands Chris her Pan card* that is what this is for! XD

      • Starr, I need a Pan card too…or maybe I already have one?

        *checks suitcase*

        • You didn’t accidentally leave it in Japan?

          • Or pick up a new fancier one? 😉

          • The Japan Pan cards must be AMAZING….

          • Is that I what I have? I think so XD

          • Archidel

            I don’t know what would be so amazing about a bread card.

            (Kudos for at least partial bilingualism to anyone who actually gets that comment)

          • I got it. ^_^

          • Archidel

            Truth be told, given that a lot of the people who post here (including me) aren’t native English speakers to begin with, I’ll probably have to give away lots of kudos for multilingualism. Still, the point (sort of) stands.

          • If it makes you feel better I cannot remember where or how I learned that it is bread? Though it was either school or a book. I think. I want to say somewhere in Elementary school, but I am not 100%.

          • Archidel

            I will readily admit that I just picked it up from watching anime. There actually is an anime about making bread even.

          • I don’t think so. Nope. Must be in the other suitcase we sent to the airport about half way through the trip.

    • fujoshifanatic

      Welcome to the homoflexible side. Lots more options here. 😛

  • …I am so Amanda and really need to cosplay her now at some point… XD

    • I would love to see that. 🙂

    • stickfigurefairytales

      YES DO IT

    • You would be so amazing as Amanda!!!!

      *Gryph goes back to lurking*

      • stickfigurefairytales

        Hi Gryph!

        • Hey, Stick. Severe jetlag here. Trying to stay awake just a couple hours more.

          • stickfigurefairytales

            Aw, poor you! Good luck, and then I hope you get some excellent rest.

      • NO Gryphon! You cannot! STAAAAAAAAAAY

        • stickfigurefairytales

          I second the motion!!

        • I can only stay for a bit. Been up for about 24 hours now and have to stay awake for a little longer.

          • stickfigurefairytales

            How was the trip??

          • The trip…was amazing. I love Japan. The people were lovely. I feel so lucky and grateful.

          • stickfigurefairytales

            Hooray!! I’m so glad!!

          • You all looked like you had such a great time!

          • It was. Tons of activities. Lots of stair climbing and walking. Good thing I did some working out and stair climbing before hand.

          • *hugs* You are sooo lucky, not only did you get to go to Japan, but you got to with Sapfo, Hamlet, Thisbe, CC…

          • I know. I know. Everything lined up perfectly for this trip. I feel blessed.

      • Chris Dangerfield

        Dave Frag as Amanda…. Hmmmmm… I’m not sure that means what you think that means… 🙂

        • Nope. I replied to Starr if you notice on Disqus. Pretty sure anyway.

          • Chris Dangerfield

            I know (jet lag girl) I’m just being very silly.

            Edit: I’ve worked in Tokyo… jet lag is wicked… good luck! It’s a wonderful city though.

          • ChrisD being silly?! NEVER!

          • Chris Dangerfield


          • Although both would be interesting 😉 hehehe

        • davefragments

          no, no, no . . . I have bags under my eyes. That’s what they call “too much baggage”

    • davefragments

      Make a vine or whatever that new video thing is when you do cosplay her.

  • stickfigurefairytales

    Dang it, Spooky, go back to touching Kyle! You’re going to catch a chill!

  • Such a sourpuss, Tsu.

    • stickfigurefairytales

      This is why nobody invites him to parties.

      • Nope. His invites are chronically “lost in the mail”.

        • stickfigurefairytales

          “Did you check your spam folder?”

          • Oh! It’s I forgot the 1

          • Chris Dangerfield

            TRUE THAT!

          • davefragments

            #1 is “protect people”, #2 is “be a stick in the mud”

          • Ha!

          • Chris Dangerfield


          • davefragments

            I cooked my SPAM folder for lunch two days ago.

          • Chris Dangerfield

            Nom nom nom…

          • I made an omelet.

        • Really? I thought they had gotten lost somewhere else, after being folded with lots of sharp corners.

      • Chris Dangerfield

        There is a BIG Patreon back story there… just sayin’.

  • Mitch is just too adorable. *cuddles Mitch*

    Mitch soooo needs to leave himself a note about team pairings.

    • I’m sure Doki will keep the note for him if he asks her to 🙂

      • Chris Dangerfield

        I suspect if there is one person Doki is willing to be a secretary for it’s Mitch… LOL.

      • ……with suggestions >:-)

    • Chris Dangerfield

      Now THAT is a good idea.

  • No, of course Tsu isn’t phobic at all.

  • Madock345

    Kyle in the third panel might be the most adorable I’ve ever seen him. And is it just me or is the bulge in his suit bigger than it was before? XD

  • I really like Amanda makes a point of saying that her fantasies are consensual and that she doesn’t find any appeal if it isn’t consensual.

    Though that probably makes Tsu-Tsu even more offended….I doubt he would consent to being Spooky’s bed partner.

    • stickfigurefairytales

      Isn’t Amanda the best? I mean, other than Mitch.

      • Madock345

        Other than Mitch and Spooky.

        • Jamie

          other then all of them

          • Chris Dangerfield

            NOPE… just the best! LOL.

    • Klaus

      On the otherf hand, the idea that he would force Spooky (or anyone) is also offensive.

      • ….I would see him as imagining it the other way around. I don’t think he could see himself willingly with another guy, so therefore he would be on the non-consenting end of things. Though it is hard to imagine anyone having the guts to do that to Tsu-Tsu. He would break them. Like twigs.

  • Hmm. None of them are going to remember what was said afterwards, right? Too bad, because the way this is going, Kyle could have used the memory of the support and tolerance, later on.

  • Erf. Time to sign off. Very sleepy. See you all next Tuesday!

    • Sweet dreams sweetie!

    • Get some rest!

    • stickfigurefairytales

      Goodnight. Sleep well!

    • Chris Dangerfield

      I know the sound of ultimate jet lag… rest dear one and in several days you will feel like normal again… WHAT?

      They say it takes one day for every hour you adjusted to when traveling. So if you spend real time in Japan, then allow a day for each hour of time difference.

      GryphG… is young and hearty… she’ll be grand!

  • fujoshifanatic

    This page is such loads of intense and funny, I love it! The first panel sends me into fits of giggles, with Spooky looking so mischievously pleased and Amanda looking at once embarrassed and just a tad annoyed–not at Spooky, but at having to answer so fully. The second panel, with Mitch’s big blue eyes of amazement, is too adorable for words. Love Amanda’s directness in the third panel, and how she and Kyle are not only on opposite ends of the couch, but on totally opposite ends of the embarrassment scale, judging by their expressions. 😀 Oh, Tsu! Your grumpiness knows no bounds, but even you look cute throwing your little sarcasm into the mix! And finally, that last panel just slays me, where Amanda lets it be known that while she may have an active imagination, she is very clear on who ultimately does it for her, and her expressions and words state emphatically that Spooky. Is. It.
    Love a girl who is so confident in her sexuality! Are you sure none of them will remember even a little of this interlude? It would be such a shame for Spooky and Amanda to forget this happened…the follow ups (and throughs) they could have…Oh, now I think I need to, um, lay down for a bit…did it suddenly become hot in here? Spooky’s not shivering yet, so it can’t just be me.

    • Ha! Thank you so much for such a fun reaction, fujoshifanatic! 🙂

  • Fabulous Alien

    I am in love with all the expressions here: Amanda and Spooky in panel 1, Mitch in panel 2, Kyle in panel 3 and Tsunami in panel 5 (for all the wrong reasons but the expression on his face is perfect).

    Also, over the last two pages, I seem to have developed an unexpected crush on Amanda. Uhm…

  • Jamie

    i love how they seem pretty unfazed by all this

    • Chris Dangerfield

      I know me too. They’re younger and more flexible than I am. So great.

      • Madock345

        So flexible ^_^

  • Nate

    Well that’s fair… I think about Spooky and a good percentage of the team as well. 😉

    (Is there an approved shipping name for Spooky/Kyle/Mitch yet? It’s definitely an OT3 for me….)

    • Madock345


      • Nate

        I was thinking something more like “SpooKyBoy” 🙂

        • Madock345

          Spooky Hot Boy?

          • Tyler Griffin

            Hot Boy Spoo? lmao

          • Klaus

            And Kyle/ Gordon would be Spa.

          • Ha!

          • Nate

            Earth, Wind, & Fire?

    • Mikyle? (actually includes the three of them).. and for some reason I also got to think of Milkyway as a name for it xD

  • Amanda is so rolling her eyes at Spooky in panel 1 🙂

  • anonywolf

    Now, Now Tsunami…. OF COURSE the whole world wants to sleep with Spooky. Spooky is awesome sex on a stick.

    • Jen Roberts

      great minds…

  • Jen Roberts

    Yes, Gordon, the whole world DOES want to sleep with Spooky.

    • Chris Dangerfield


    • QuailFeathers

      Agreed. Heck, I’m asexual and even I would sleep with him if he asked!

      • Michael

        Or at least just cuddle, no?

  • Tyler Griffin

    NOWWAITAMINUTE, Amanda di NOT state that she pictured everyone with Spooky, just that at one point or another she had picture everybody on the team with someone else on the team. YOU did that on your own. What has Mr. Tsunami been fapping about?

    • ….the possibility of Amanda on the Kyle/Mitch flagship….

    • Klaus

      Go back one page. “I do … think about you with Spooky,” It was a bit if you was all of them or just Paul. That is now cleared up.

      • Tyler Griffin

        You are correct. I was having a brain fart.

  • Saxon_Brenton

    It’s interesting to contrast this situation with the directly comparable instance in the first interlude, where Spooky was prying asking about the same thing. Of course, in that case Amanda wasn’t under a magical compulsion and could afford to chase Spooky off with a threat of physical violence. That eye-rolling ‘Spare me’ look in the first panel is telling; Amanda knows that whatever else he may or may not be, Spooky is a prurient young man.

    • Chris Dangerfield

      prurient: having or encouraging an excessive interest in sexual matters: she’d been the subject of much prurient curiosity.

      Really? He seems most relaxed about all that to me… 🙂

  • Eland

    Haha, so meta, this page.

  • I like Amanda and her need for it to be consensual when it’s her own fantasies, or rather that she specifically make sure to point it out.

    She and Spooky has a really tight friendship-relationship.. err.. something-ship, and with a huge trust in each other. While Spooky is amused about knowing that she in fact does have fantasies about them, and many/all of them involving him, then on some level he’ll probably be good with the knowledge that even in fantasy, she wouldn’t have him do anything non-consensual.
    She knows enough about Spooky’s past to know that concent is important to him, and I guess for her – knowing much of his past – it has taken any possible thought of anything else and made it not appealing.

    Hmm, actually I think it goes beyond that for her. We already saw in previous bons story that she took a sneak peak in Spooky’s mind. She had to learn early on to control and not abuse her power. There’s a huge responsibility involving consent with her powers.
    (Oh darn. I woke up just 20mins ago, and here my brain go deep analysing while I’m hardly clear thinking. I’ll take tgis one for another time)

    Back to Tsunami. I don’t think he could say that with anymore snark and disdain than he does here xD Do I detect a touch of jealousy.. a touch of rivalry here?

    I do NOT mean that Tsu is exactly jealous over Spooky being the main character in a guy-guy fantasy, no it’s more a subconscious competition thing. A male testosterone thing.
    On a more or less conscious level many guys do that ‘who’s the biggest and baddest threat in the room’ thing when they compare themself to people around them (many girls/women do the comparison too btw, but just with other criterias).

    Here’s Tsunami, physically big and strong, powerful, handsome (when he’s not scowling and pouting), Amanda’s 2nd in command and in hirachy the male top-dog in the group.. or rather that’s what he’s supposed to be in theory.
    In reality he has another guy who, if you don’t include the powers, shouldn’t have been able to ‘beat’ him in any way, and yet Spooky does just that. He manage to ‘win’ the unspoken competition.
    EVERYONE just luuuves Spooky.

    Damn, I haven’t even been up for an hour and I’m still in the deep end of the pool. I’ll go back to the other end.

    First panel made me smile. It’s just so sweet and funny. Spooky is loving it, and Amanda looks like she’s happy this will be forgotten in the morning, or she’d never hear the end of this *lol*
    Mitch and Kyle is all kinds of adorbs, one sitting there feeling all awkwards and the other one doing another oopsie.

    Last, I just love how I can ‘hear’ the sentences being spoken in my head. From her giving facts, reasuring Mitch that it’s okay and a more direct, and slightly harder, tone with Tsu in the last panel.
    Really well done page, both Julie and Alex. What a great one to wake up to 🙂

    • Fabulous Alien

      Totally in awe that you can express yourself in such depth and so coherently shortly after waking up. It takes me a couple of hours for my brain to engage…

      • Actually, me too *lol* I think that’s as deep as I’ve managed to be for all week.
        That comment was just about all I have in me for now though. I’ll be going back to bed for more sleep as soon as I’ve read a bit of the comments *yawns*

    • Klaus

      Tsunami is deputy leader. Alex has written so somewhere. But take a look at panel 4.

      • You’re right. That’s what he is. But that’s just it. Spooky ‘wins’ yet again. The ‘smaller guy’ comes before him. It comes through (despite his growling and moods) how much Tsu cares about the group and feels responsible. He’s the one who has guardianship of the minors along with Amanda, and still Spooky comes before him on the command line.
        Spooky gets the command first, deeper friendships, more attention from the girls (and guys).. and he’s just that ‘normal’ looking guy who’s not even that tall or fit. Heck, he even gets the main role in Amanda’s guy/guy fantasies now.

        On some level in the back of Tsu’s brain, I think that stings. It’s not how it’s ‘supposed to be’. I’m not saying it how it always is, but a lot of big, well fit, guys are used to be the top-dog and/or attention center in a room.

    • I’m really glad you liked the page, Danish, and can “hear” the characters so clearly — that’s a great compliment. Thank you for such a fun, thoughtful analysis! 🙂

    • kamishiro

      Wow you said all what we all have been thinking abt this page :3
      And in a such eloquent way 😀

  • Darn it, I missed out on camping again for the 3rd time in a row, and only one of these was on purpose *grumble* This insomnia-ish sleep pattern chooses the wrong days to have me daamn tired after days of barely sleeping. It’s trolling my camping schedule -_-
    I left my huge morning wake-up comment, and now I’ll go back to sleeping. It took me over an hour of snoozing to get up and read the page, and I think that one comment was all the deep talk I had in me for now.

  • La_femme_dee

    Tsunami sure is cranky. We need to get him laid or something.

    • Klaus


      • Michael

        I nominate Spooky.

        Spooky and his magical tentacles.

        • Klaus

          Please no. Tentacles are such a turn off.

          • Michael

            Aww. You’re no fun.

          • Terri Sutton

            For you or Gordon?

          • Klaus

            For me. And quite likely for Gordon also, though you never know.

          • …..but I thought I heard he had an octopus girlfriend in the past?

          • Klaus

            You will never get him admit that.

  • Stubbylegs

    Kyle’s face betrays him again. Can’t his penis catch a break? Poor guy…

    • Michael

      I dunno, it looks fairly well-contained there.

    • Columbine

      May be he’s suddenly considering Spooky. You know that awkward moment when you’ve got two friends and one tells you the other thinks you’re cute and then suddenly you think about it? Like that….but with more curse.

  • Archidel

    Can I just say that, although there are a number of great facial expressions on this page, Amanda’s quasi-innocent aside glance in the first panel just takes the cake. It is simultaneously funny and adorable, while leaving absolutely no doubt that she doesn’t actually feel any embarrassment about her fujoshi tendencies at all.

  • bronakopdin

    Now now Tsunami dear, don’t look that annoyed… that’s just how things are! The whole world DOES want to sleep with Spooky 😀 he’s just that charming 🙂
    If you laughed a little more you might have less reason to be that jealous ^^

    Well have a look at that: The curious kiddy-eyes of Mitch are back 😀
    can’t blame him ^^
    Kyle still a little uncomfortable, I wonder if his neack really chills or sweats that much so he has to rub it all the time xD though his interest is there, no way to hide it ^^
    I wonder if we get Paul’s 3rd “wait what” next page xD
    And I reaaally love Amanda’s expression in panel one! We mostly see her either calm, neutral, serious, annoyed or angry… it’s so seldom we see her with such a “casual” expression 🙂
    (well apart from the flashback where she was still a teen and probably more easy-going)
    and forget “a little fujoshi-trait”, she’s full-fledged! I need to invite her over to have a good long fantasy exchanging and discussing session with cookies and tea!

    • Klaus

      It is that hood, you know. Or should I say mask? It is hanging there at Kyle’s neck, making him uncomfortably hot.

      • bronakopdin

        yeah I guess he could use that as an excuse 🙂

  • Michael

    Aww, I missed the camp festivities (parse that as thou wilt, guys :P)

    I LOVE Amanda’s expression in the first panel. Perfectly captures the “uh, I KNEW this would happen”.

    And Gordon! He’s going to see the inside of his head if his eyes roll any further back. I love that the characters in TYP are always individual and unique. I’ve read some stories where everybody is in love with one of the characters, even the ones who pretend they aren’t. Ugh.

    I laughed at Mitch putting his foot in it again. He really needs to learn a bit of subtlety.

    As always, the quality of the artwork and dialogue rock my socks off (which is good, because these socks are wet from standing on damp towels for hours).

    I can’t wait for the next page!

    • But Mitch has such an adorable foot…

      • Michael

        It would look better in Kyle’s mouth than his own.

        oops, did I say that out loud?

        • ……*Doki gets lost in Mitch-is-18 thoughts*

          • Michael

            Oh, if only.

        • Archidel

          I’ve never cared much for feet. That having been said; yes, it would!

  • Klaus

    It is consensual, because Spooky wants to sleep with the whole world. Or at least all of his team mates.

    • I am now picturing a Young Protectors/Torchwood cross-over, because I’m sure Spooky and Captain Jack would get on very well, in ever so many ways.

      • Connor

        That needs to be a thing.

  • Wyrmidon

    Want an ice pack for that burn, Tsunami? 😀

    Way to go, Amanda!

  • Columbine

    Their expressions are all wonderful. I love how blaze Amanda is (or seems) about this. Was she named after Amanda Waller by any chance? Anyway- It’s unusual to see a woman discussing her sex life/fantasies with this level of frankness around male friends, and it’s struck me that that’s bizarre considering how ‘common’ it’s considered to do the same around female ones.

    • rgleon9986

      I imagine her attitude has to do with the ability to hear people’s thoughts. When you’ve seen all the surprising, shocking, exciting, delightful, awful, horrifying things people think, just throughout their daily routine, you probably become a little… hmm, is jaded the right word? Numb? Neither of those quite do. I’ll just say very little proabably gets her all that excitable at this point.

      • rgleon9986

        Alternatively, it might have to do with her training. She was raised in a military family and has at least some extent of military training (with U.S. special forces, no less), I imagine that and her leadership position contribute to some of her no nonsense and unflappable persona.

  • that eye roll is almost audible i love it

  • David Welbourn

    For what it’s worth, I say “yikes”, but I’m usually have a mental picture of Scooby-Doo and the gang whenever I do so.

  • I have totally said yikes in real life. XD

  • Sunfire

    This page makes me want to see more of Gordon’s past/history actually. This is the second time – that I can recall** that Gordon has expressed either jealousy or uncomfortability with another YP member.

    The previous instance I’m referring to is when they were all in the jet first preparing to land the assault on PP and Annie’s ritual scene, and Gordon was having issues with Kyle being there at all – and it didn’t seem so much that Kyle could be liable emotionally, it seemed more the fact that his YP team mate was gay. Gordon seemed to have a hidden/buried splinter about a gay superhero possibly saving the day. (In case YP’s could play the Kyle card to Annie)

    Here he seems to have an issue with the ‘whole world’ wanting to sleep with Spooky, and due to his past behaviour, and I’m wondering if it’s more from the fact of Spooky’s demon-past than the fact that Spook’s is the ‘younger model’. I think Gordon’s got a lot of fear about things like this that challenge his perceptions – ie seeing Spooky as a person not a demon, and seeing Kyle as still a friend when Gord’s got rocked by the gay revelation. He seems to be very, hmm ‘gay and demons aren’t right so why should I act like they are?’

    So I’d really like to see what instilled this rigidness about his thinking. Was it upbringing? His religion? His own closeted sexuality that he can’t bear to acknowledge? Something traumatic? I think Gordy is a potentially interesting story for the next character history (If there is one coming lol)

    (**Not kidding about the memory thing – 3 weeks ago I was in a VERY nasty horse riding accident, and the resulting injuries have left me with retrograde amnesia – I have no general memory of about the past 6 months apart from a few scattered days. (Yes I was wearing a helmet, always do). I know who already existing ppl to me are still, but new ppl I don’t. Anyway point being I have nooo idea how long ago that jet-scene was, only that it happened, and a smattering of other pages. So if I repeat my comments or observations on characters all over again, that’s why and I apologise for any given confusion to you guys :p

    Retrograde isn’t like AA Amnesia, where you have a total memory wipe of your life. Doctor says I should start regaining the ability to keep new memories in about 3 months. But it’s still frustrating. However I was lucky… I’m injured but I lived (it was close for a few mins though). My horse…not so. 🙁 I miss him everyday..)

    • Klaus

      I am very sorry to hear that. Are your memories gone forever, or is there a chance that they, or some of them, will return?

      And BTW the discussion on the plane happened 89 pages ago: that is 10 months or so ago real time.

      • Sunfire

        Thank you Klaus for both. No one’s one’s sure yet if I will or won’t get them back. With retrograde sometimes ppl do and sometimes they don’t. So the end of last year up till now may stay vanished entirely :/ And until I can retain new memories about people I met closer to before the accident, and ppl I met since the accident, they have to keep re-introducing themselves, and I can’t remember what I’ve already told people, so my convo’s (to their PoV) can be repetitive. I have trouble with places too, and what I’ve done recently or not.

    • You ask some very good questions, Sunfire.

      And I’m so sorry to hear about your accident and the loss of your horse! I’m sending you my best wishes for a speedy recovery. 🙂

      • Sunfire

        Thank you Alex 🙁 He was such a special boy… I’ll never forget him. The small comfort is he wasn’t in pain when he passed..

        My other injuries are still worrying the doc and physio a bit too (and me), but I hope to be mended in the not toooo distant future heh. In the meantime, familiarity routines – such as doing the dishes, feeding the cat, checking my saved online comics etc, help soothe my brain’s constant frustration at the amnesia. So your comic is helping me cuz it was familiar to me a while before the accident 🙂

        • Well, I’m glad to hear that this comic can be a comfort, at least in a small way. And I’ll be sending my most positive thoughts your way. 🙂

  • Nichelle Haliday

    I wouldn’t mind learning more about Tsunami after this page. I wonder what question he’ll be asked later on, along with Fluke and Flyboy. But I also can’t help hoping that Spooky asks Amanda this question too:

    “So in your fantasies, am I top or bottom?” Just a quick callback to what happened in the first interlude, even though this happened first chronologically.

    Also, I’m curious as to why Amanda brought up the con-sensuality thing. I mean, if someone told me they were having fantasies about me and another person, the first thing on my mind isn’t about whether his/her mental image of me agreed to it or not. But it may actually be a larger part of Amanda’s character, given her last statement.

    All in all, an interesting page.

    • It is indeed a larger part of Amanda’s character. 🙂

    • Chris Dangerfield

      I like your reminder about the line, “So in your fantasies, am I top or bottom?”


      In my experience, when you’re young and sorting out being gay, Top/Bottom can be a big deal, because you’re also sorting out your issues about masculinity, and for young dudes, while growing up, you’ve likely been hit over the head with the “BEING A MAN” thing (stupid stuff) and if not, you are enviously lucky. It’s a very American stupidity.

      In my personal experience, when you (a gay man) really get out into the world you learn that ‘most’ men have experienced both roles… depending on who their partners were at the time. Sure, some men gravitate toward one role or the other over time. (How can you be a good Top if you don’t know what your partner is feeling?)

      So, I’ve found it rare that gay men of experience haven’t been both at some time in their lives… unless there is some sort of self-generated fear of being (gasp) a ‘bottom’ … and (again, in my experience) those are the men who are not the best lovers. Fear isn’t much fun in bed.

      I’m not implying that this applies to all, but it’s been my experience and I think it makes Spooky even MOAR awesome! I fell in love with him at the interlude. Everyone since has just been like whipped cream (yes, I said it) on the Sundae!

      • Klaus

        America has no monopoly on that stupidity.

  • So, Amanda is a fujoshi. And I’m very suspicious about this page now:

    • Tameka Cloutier

      On the same day AND in the same shower? Oh, I am a fan! Also, I love that Amanda points out that there’s no appeal if it isn’t consensual. I mean, I’ve seen stories where it may not start that way, but my favorites always involve two people who both want what’s coming. I’ve run into people who don’t get why the drabbles I write almost exclusively involve consensual (potentially sappy) relations, but in this page I feel like somebody understands me. Even if she is fictional. XD

      • Chris Dangerfield

        I so agree. Consensuality is essential for me, I have no interest in anyone who doesn’t want me.

        “Never love anyone who treats you like you’re ordinary.”
        ― Oscar Wilde

      • Columbine

        I think (my experience anyway) it becomes more complicated if you’re kinky. A lot of BDSM porn is bad and misunderstands both kink and consent. Not to mention what’s physically possible and/or safe. I can think of……one webcomic and may be two fanfic authors that show anything close to real, safe, consensual, kink. And if you’re a young creator without much real life experience the majority of things closest to your fantasies…they can be dubious. That…lack of anything healthy to consume and lack of…representation I guess- made it pretty hard for me to write relationships or anything approaching sex for a long while (and in real life- embarrassingly hilarious). Fights were actually a lot easier to write.

        To be clear- No judgement on your tastes, as a writer or reader, just….we’ve all got different tastes.

        • Tameka Cloutier

          I understand where you are coming from. I’ve written/read kinky stories with both consensual and non-consensual relationships and I can get some enjoyment out of either, but consensual is my absolute favorite. I even sometimes enjoy the really bad ones with physically impossible situations; there is a lot that I will read and enjoy, but I know what I gravitate toward the most. And I definitely try not to judge what other people like, either. My closest friends are mostly into kinky or dark stories, so it just feels nice to be reminded that I’m not the only one who likes things more vanilla or even fluffy.

          • Columbine

            Yeah I’ve also written and read both. I wish there were more books like Sunstone out there: where it is part of a consensual and healthy relationship as well as more ‘extreme’ kink. I guess because that’s what I prefer, a dynamic like……..well this (latex outfit more covering than a bikini within, not sure if that’s nsfw?)

            And I think some kinky people need to be reminded that with the right application whipped cream and strawberries are kink too 😛 I like fluffy stories every now and again. And yeah- whatever your tastes it’s always nice to know you’re not alone, esspecially when going through awkward teenage ‘argh I’m a freak’ stages.

    • davefragments

      I first read that page as some of the guys simply forgot to shower some days. That’s typical teenage behavior. But even on that page, Spooky doesn’t remember these admissions because he very cheekily asks Amanda about her sex life with other women. Had he remembered any of this interlude, he wouldn’t tease her that way about websites that show the guys doing it. And I will bet that if any of the guys remembered this interlude, there wouldn’t have been that WHOA-HO moment that is being used as the entry to Patreon.

    • Chris Dangerfield

      Do you think Amanda is a closet artist? LOL.

      • Not really, just a gal who ships bromances a little too much ;P

        • Chris Dangerfield

          HA! (honestly… is that even possible?) 😀

      • Actually, what I was implying was that it was VERY IRONIC that Spooky just HAPPENED to come to the conclusion there and then that Amanda must occasionally have gay fantasies about boys (read, in the following pages: about THE BOYS). He couldn’t have POSSIBLY known beforehand… right? 😉

        Although, now I think about it, it IS possible that he knew well about this even long before the whole Veritas curse. AHEM.

  • Is Tsunami rolling his eyes at her?

    • Chris Dangerfield

      I don’t think he quite dares to, but it’s a half-hearted effort. LOL.

      • Klaus

        I agree with Michael. “And Gordon! He’s going to see the inside of his head if his eyes roll any further back.”

        • Chris Dangerfield


    • Phyre Storm

      Yes, I believe he is.

    • And being sarcastic.

  • Chris Dangerfield

    Fecking fantabulous page. That. Is. All. (LIE)

    I just have to repeat what @stickfigurefairytales:disqus said below, “When awesome grows up, it wants to be Amanda.”

    Panel #1: This is a great panel. I even dig the slightly canted right side divider, which gives us a nice flow to Mitch’s angled position in the next panel. Okay both of these expressions are just delicious. Spooky is the most casually together dude in comic-land. On the last page he’s completely sensitive in responding to Amanda’s comment about thinking about their past. Now here he is giving the sweetest ‘gotcha’ face evah, and totally having fun. His goofy smile makes me smile. Amanda is EPIC. That is the best eye-roll possible (brava Julie). It manages to be both sweet to her best-friend, Spooky, and also affectionately, “here he goes again.” On top of that, once again she looks purely gorgeous.

    Panel #2: OMG… is it possible to be cuter than young Mitch here? (Answer = NO) That fascinated little curious face. I so remember being young and whenever someone said something new and sex-related, something I’d never heard of or thought of, immediately my brain went into curiousity-overdrive. Mitch is the definition of ADORBS! (and love the angle… which accentuates the feeling that he’s leaning his curious little self inward so as not to miss a word. Smartly done.

    Panel #3: Love this long panel where we get a little something out of everyone. Kyle is PERFECT. If his radar, gay-dar, (penis), curiosity ramps up any higher he’s going to implode. I swear we can see his ears growing in this panel as he strains not to miss a word. It’s so heartbreaking that he won’t remember this, because he might have ended up talking to Spooky and thus “Duncan” might not have found him so vulnerable. Ah well… if wishes were horses, we’d all own a ranch (and AW would have no story).

    Love the little slumped (relaxed) peeking of Spook’s face from behind Gordon. Amanda continues the calm, cool, awesome cruise. So unfazed, she’s just great. Paul is riveted. Mitch continues his adorbs parade with the blurted question and then covering his mouth. “Yikes” I so buy HIM saying that. (Sorry total quibble): IMHO [In My Homosexual Opinion]…

    *** Total aside: I’m the only gay in existence who cluelessly did NOT know you could use “IMHO” that way and I’m ridiculously tickled by it. So…. sorry. Not sorry. I had to do it. ***

    … (total quibble cont’d) I think Gordon’s black hair needs to continue to the line de-marking the front of his head in this shot. Seeing that tiny strip of forehead gives an unfortunate and inaccurate illusion that he’s balding. (/end quibble)

    Gotta say that I do love that you guys consistently go to the trouble to show us Tsunami’s tattoos from any and every angle. Those tattoos were a work intensive choice, but a really nice one. It’s easy to forget how hard they can be to do. It’s so nicely done.

    Panel #4: I like the calm honesty of Amanda’s line here and her thoughtful expression. I’m not sure, but the impression is that she’s turned toward Gordon… she has to be honest (curse). Otherwise, knowing him she might not say this. (?-Me guessing-?)

    Panel #5: I actually love this exchange. I’m guessing of course, but Gordon’s issues seem to me broader than just homophobia. Was he abused? Was he dumped by someone (of any sex) he was deeply in love with and hasn’t gotten over it? (all the anger and self-hatred that can come with that?) I agree with others who’ve said it, it really feels like he’s carrying some burden. This shows the grump existed prior to the jet ride. It is coming from somewhere outside of Kyle’s being gay. I love that this bonus comic made me go re-read the jet ride with new eyes. I love Amanda’s calm line about ‘consent’, but it really feels like it’s pointedly directed at Gordon, who deflects it with a snarky line about Spooky. NOW, I did say last time that Spooky is wearing magic cologne that makes him irresistible… so YES THE WHOLE WORLD DOES WANT SPOOKY!! LOL.

    However, that said, this line feels (to me) less like jealously of Spooky’s attractiveness and more like jealously of Spooky’s sense of self-comfort and free-wheeling way with life. (Something Gordon is painfully lacking just now) I get something else from the subtext of Gordon’s line… I guess we won’t know until we get more backstory. I wonder who Amanda’s question will be to and if it’s Gordon… (?) what might it be?

    Given how grumpy he is… it is interesting that the other guys don’t seem to resent Gordon more. (I wonder why?)

    Panel #6: BEST LINE EVER. Home run! Calm, cool, totally prepared and unflapped by Gordon’s mood and absolutely honest. Now, I don’t for a minute think she’s forgotten about the curse’s memory expiration date… but that expression and those eyes with that line. If I were Gordon, I’d just fold and say game over… you win, Commander!

    Alex and Julie, thank you for this wonderful page. So much character and emotion in this little game. I’ll say again, it’s the perfect break from the tension of the main story and yet still gives us character information that fills out that main story in the same way Spooky’s Bonus Comic did. Wonderful work. The Tumblr reviewers are more correct than they know… TYP is totally addicting. Congrats on that! Now…… is it Tuesday yet? 🙂

    • Thank you so much for another awesome play-by-play with such great, thoughtful analysis, Chris! Nice! 🙂

  • Chris Dangerfield

    $68 away from NSFW Patreon Tsunami… I suspect that gorgeous Tsunami will be less grumpy. HA! Aren’t we all?

    • Somehow I don’t know if that’s possible. Tsu not being grumpy?? :p

      • Chris Dangerfield

        FUNNY! I DO know what you mean.

        Gordon has been pretty relentless for a while now. He does make Mitch seem more mature. Now, I’ve learned that making Alex-predictions seldom ends well, but I do think there is more to the Gordon story.

        Here’s my guessing.

        • Alex seldom seems to create one note simple characters, unless the simplicity is used to indicate youth and inexperience. It seems like every character in the group could have a solo story. So, since Gordon is one of the older ones, it’s hard to imagine he’s JUST a dick (although he’s been one for a while now).

        • I keep thinking about that phrase, “Anger is just fear with another coat on.” He seems randomly angry and weirdly it’s the kind of anger I read as anger at himself. For example on this page it seems to me that he’s more bitter that HE IS NOT like Spooky than he’s actually upset that Spooky is the dude (yes, I know these are total guesses).

        • I have a hard time thinking Gordon’s problems are totally about homophobia. Spooky is definitely something a lot more flexible than just ‘gay’. And this does seem a bit like Gordon has been dropped into THE SEXUALLY COMPLEX YOUNG PROTECTORS. If it was upbringing, religion or obvious hatreds, I have a hard time thinking he’d stay… OR that Amanda would allow him to. She said (under curse), “Gordon and I have always just had friendly energy…” [panel #4]

        I can’t see her being friendly with a bigot and no one is hiding something like that from a telepathic Commander. So, I’m just speculating on what his damage is and when we’ll learn of it.

        • Klaus

          Maybe this comic is where we get to know Tsunami better? Otherwise we can hope for the $10 000 milestone story.

        • One of the things I try to do in my writing is remember not everyone can be good. I mean I may have created a family line and most of those folks are good and decent. The thing is, despite how good the family might be, not everyone can be a swell member of it. Sometimes people are just dicks. Sometimes there is an odd duck.

          So saying, it’s quite possible that Tsunami may be that duck. He just may be bitter and grumpy and jealous. He may wish he was the super star. He may ask why Spooky and not him. He may be trying to not be these things, to feel the way he does, and if that’s true, good on him, but sometimes that’s just a persons nature.

          Of course he could have an sad backstory as to why he is bitter, but then that becomes a bit of a choice then doesn’t it. He’s choosing to let whatever happen to him to mold him.

          That we’re discussing him in such a manner, Alex has been successful in creating a character that is real, even if he is a sourpuss. Again, not everyone can be shiny happy people.

          • Chris Dangerfield

            Of course that is absolutely correct. I have a fair share of people in my life who (yup) are just dicks… LOL.

            Although, if that is the simple (occam’s razor) truth… then why does EVERYONE, from the Commander on down, remain so patient with him? Even on the jet, the only one who really called him on his grump was Fluke? Usually, folks THAT grumpy get stomped on a bit more.

            Maybe that’s just me. I have a low tolerance for people who are just a generic pain-in-the-ass. I prefer having the door hit them on the way out.

            Still you may indeed be right. (Maybe his parents liked his brothers more than him… let’s blame the bad mommy and/or daddy) 🙂

          • It’s always possible that the gang is used to Tsu’s grump. In the sense of, well, that’s just our Gordon.

            It’s also possible that they do call him out on it from time to time. I mean it took the Commander some time to step in and stop the spat between Fluke and Tsu on the plane.

            Which ever way it is, which ever way he is, it’ll be interesting to see where Alex goes with it. And maybe, just maybe, at some point Tsu will actually smile instead of scowl. Maybe he’ll for five minutes not be a sourpuss raining on everyone’s parade. 🙂

        • Columbine

          From what I can remember we’ve only really seen Tsunami in situations where either a) his dignity is under threat (ahempornahem) b) the team is potentially in danger. I think a lot of his anger, grump and bad attitude stems from a desire to protect the others. A sort of ‘I’m mad because bad things are happening’ that…he takes out on everyone else. As much as the current grump involves sex (see point a)) they are all also in serious danger. Danger he can’t actually do much about. If the team knows Gordon’s responses come from protective instincts, even if they’re screwy ones, that might explain why they don’t call him out. He’s their ‘Dad’.

        • Connor

          The entire time Gordon has been involved in the story line, it’s when he’s failed to protect the younger team-members — in the main story, Kyle’s hell date and the subsequent battle against seriously dangerous foes; in the interlude the interweb’s breach of their privacy; in here the Veritas curse. We know that he’s very protective of them, so I have a hard time saying that he’d be so grumpy if they weren’t always in trouble.

    • $52 now 🙂

      • Chris Dangerfield

        NSFW WOOT!

  • Demie Duken

    Well… Gordon’s not wrong. Though to be fair I have had those fantasies about Fluke as well, almost evenly…

  • Paul D’Arbonne

    I’m glad she said that cause if there’s one thing I find really bizarre it’s the amount of rapey porn out there. Very few times do I find something that is consensual.

    • Thunder Chicken

      Agreed. Rape-porn is just plain horrible. Almost is bad is “watch this straight guy get seduced” porn. To quote Homer Simpson: “I like my beer cold, my TV loud, and my homosexuals Fa-laming!”. Well, not actually flaming, I do prefer my men to be manly, but I also prefer them to be gay

    • Nothing actually wrong with rape fantasies, but yes, rape porn should be very clearly labelled as such, so I can avoid it.

      I’ve fairly often read erotic stories which half-way through suddenly turn into a celebration of underage incest. I really could do without that.


      • El Chupacabre

        *nods* I don’t take issue with the existence of rape fantasies in pornography, but the marked lack of actually consensual porn and romantic fiction makes me concerned about our understanding of the implementation of consent as a society.

  • Hamartia

    Am I the only one not looking forward to NSFW Tsu? With Duncan it was one thing, I’m not sure how much was manipulating Kyle and how much was sincere. Even Platinum was questioning it… So we can think there’s some human left to him. But Tsunami? I don’t think I’ve seen an instance where he’s not being a bit of a… I’ll put this nicely. A brat.

    • Madock345

      Yeah, Tsu is the only member of the team that I’m really not a fan of. On both a physical and mental level.

  • Rae Goldberg

    n.n Woo! Commander! yush hehe! Consensual yaoi pairings are always more appealing n.n

  • Third panel keeps making me think that perhaps Spandex isn’t such a good choice of costume material for teenage male superheros who are on the shy side. 🙂

    • Marko

      Andrew Garfield likes your comment 😀

    • Khun David

      Compression shorts

  • Connor

    It would be really easy for Amanda’s dialogue in the last couple panels to turn into “Everyone here should be so impressed by my moral fiber,” but it doesn’t. It’s just her true integrity shining through. Good job!

  • andrea

    this page made me laugh so much XD

  • Thanatopia

    Wow, that is unbelievably awkward. You have my deepest condolences, Commander. Please, pay no attention to this bowl of popcorn that I munch conspicuously as you regale us with your preferences; it’s a concession to comedic necessity. Now go into more detail. 🙂

  • Kate G

    HA HA HA HA HA, “Now, to be clear, it’s always consensual. Because it wouldn’t have any appeal to me, otherwise.” RIGHT ON COMMANDER!

    Oh,. Scoobs and I won first place! WOOO! This means I qualify for Special Olympics! Woooooooooooooo! I hope I can get into the trotting classes by then.

    • Congrats and good luck Kate!

      • Kate G

        Thanks! I have 2 more shows before SO. SO is in October. 🙂

    • Congratz 🙂

    • Congratulations, Kate! 🙂

    • davefragments

      congratulations. Good work.

    • Congrats to you and Scooby!

    • jreed3842

      Awesome!!! Get it, girl! You rock!

  • Terri Sutton

    I am going to admit this; it took me far too long to realise how not stupidly redundant Amanda’s comment about it being consensual.

    • Klaus

      Somebody said in another forum: “My fantasies are always immoral. If it was moral, it would not be a fantasy. I would do it.”

      • Terri Sutton

        I prefer the version where is it impossible not immoral.

        • Klaus

          This was specifically about sexual fantasies.

  • Sapfo

    Hello good people!
    Back from my trip and it seems I have some wonderful pages to read.
    I have only one thing to say about this page:
    I so agree with Amanda! Consent is such a turn on!

  • Ant-Man

    3 pages of no contact between spooky/kyle_ i thought spooky would freeze if he wasn’t leeching heat from kyle’s bod__alex draws a girl on top of spooky- i thought this was a queer comic- why not boy/boy ? this is more hetero/bi/queer-friendly_ than it is queer/gay- we had some kyle/duncan action a long time ago- & since then- nothing_ i thought teen boys were always horny- where is that action?

    • If you’re looking for a lot of that kind of ‘action’ this is the wrong comic.
      It IS a queer comic with a gay main character (and what else the others might be), but Alex is more about telling a character driven story than one with several sex scenes. It’s not going to be a comic where everyone is gay, bi or what ‘box’ will fit, just so there’s a chance they’ll all have sex – thought I believe more than one of them does fit into something else but the ‘straight’ box 😉
      Sex scenes have been there when necessary, but the focus of the story is the team saving the world – and Kyle’s rise to a ‘true’ superhero. There’s not exactly space for sex in the battle they’re currently fighting.

      In short, TYP is about character developement and a good story more than it will ever be about sex.

      And Spooky won’t feel immediately cold. Just like he ‘absorbs’ body heat, it last a little before he’s back to freezing.

      • jreed3842

        What I absolutely adore about this comic is that Kyle is exactly as Alex describes him, a Superhero who just happens to like other men. I mean there are times where I kinda forget that Kyle is gay, because being gay is just a part of who Kyle is… it isn’t what completely defines him. And that’s just…. just great!
        Every character is so well thought out, and I really admire his work.

      • Ant-Man

        i’m not wanting just sex- but if there is sexual stuff shown i expected it to be male/male_ (& just days later alex provides some pretty hot male/male fantasies-yeah!)
        — kyle’s not looking at boys, talking to boys (other than team), not dating boys_ why even have him gay- ? i just wanted to make the point that besides the kyle/duncan stuff- there’s no ‘gayness’ to kyle_ have him reading the Advocate or asking, ‘does my butt look fat in this spandex?’ have him watching Magic Mike XL on Netflix__gay him up a bit.
        – or get into why he’s afraid to explore his gayness- cause he’s still traumatized over Duncan’s betrayal-
        _ i get alex is a good story teller- LOVED Artifice_
        _ The shower 3way fantasy is hot- thanks Alex

        • Kit the Coyote

          I actually find Kyle’s ‘gayness’ level quite refreshing, it pretty normal for a boy in his place and situation. For all intents and purposes he is in the closet so he is intentionally avoiding publicly displaying his interest in males. The opening chapter makes this clear with all his nervousness and apprehension at going to a gay bar.

          Which actually makes that scene even more interesting now that we think about it, how did Annie and PP know that he is gay when setting up that meeting? I suspect they were both watching him with the intent of PP seducing him, as Annie said, and had to make a sudden on the fly change of plan. Which makes that Annie has fallen for him even more interesting, dare I say romantic.

  • Mikki

    It might just be me, but it almost seems like there’s a lot of emphasis on Kyle’s junk in panel 3… It just seems very noticeable and emphasized…

    • Terri Sutton

      Author Appeal? Wait wrong thing Artist Appeal? Is that a thing?

    • Cydney Sabin

      I was too entranced by his abs to go any lower…

  • jreed3842

    I MIGHT have to miss camping tonight. My best friend and I are planning on going to go see the new Pitch Perfect movie…. and I am so excited to see it, haha.
    Depending on how late we go, I might have to miss camping…. so…. if I do have to miss it… have a s’more for me!

    • Have fun! I’ll try to actually be here for camp this time. I’ve missed the last 3 times for various reasons related to need of sleep :-/

    • Ooh, enjoy!!

  • Quiet camp *pokes in head* How is everyone doing?

    • Hi Star!!! Doing okay. Eating dinner.

      • Just finished doing that too… veggie pot pie *yum*

        • Bugers and onions rings here. I do love me some onion rings.

          • jreed3842

            Ooooo…. That sounds really good. *salivates*

          • They’re the Alexis brand. Nothing really bad in them.

    • davefragments

      I have about an hour before I can really camp.

    • Cydney Sabin

      I read that as you were poking someone’s head. I think I need to sleep…

    • stickfigurefairytales

      Just got here myself – I’m doing well. How about you?

      • Looking at sport anime merch I shouldn’t be…. such is the life of the dangerous internet…. XD

        • stickfigurefairytales

          It is indeed deeply perilous.

    • Hi Starr. It’s going to be here and there with camping for me tonight. I’m doing well, still a bit jet lagged.

      • Yay! That jet lag has to be brutal with that much of a time/day difference -____-

        • Everyone tells me it’s much worse coming back. I figure it will take me most of this week to recover.

          • I remember doing fairly oki when I went to US, considering that it was a 35 hour travel and I spent a whole night just sitting in an airport, but I got a good night’s sleep when it finally came to sleeping the first night.
            Going back to Denmark, or rather going to Sweden to meet Sapfo right after, and I was hit with BAD jetlag about 2 days after coming back. Some might have been because I was pretty sick, but tired wasn’t even the word!

          • stickfigurefairytales

            Good luck! I find it helpful, when adjusting to time zone changes, to concentrate fully on what time it is where I am and not let myself think things like, “well, that means it feels like it’s ___ o’clock for me.” (Don’t know if this is helpful to you at all though)

      • Gah! It’s worse than I thought. I was trying to get a bit of writing done and I just dozed off with my hands on the keyboard!

  • jreed3842

    Well… Looks like I’ll get to camp tonight. I don’t think my best friend can make it to the movies tonight because of something that came up.
    Oh well, maybe next week…

    How are my fellow campers tonight?!

    • Bummer about the movie. Yay to have you here!!

    • stickfigurefairytales

      Aw, sorry to hear about that. It’s good to have you here, though!

  • Well.. I made it to camp this time, after not being there for the last three due to it of cooourse being just those days where I ‘crashed’ and needed some extra sleep in between insomnias.
    Haven’t slept yet this night, so let’s see if I hit my tired moment before or after the page is up. Wohoo, insomnia sucks! >.<

    • Hate insomnia! Sometimes it’s the bane of my existence!

      Hope you can get some sleep soon, Danish.

      • Yeah, I often hit a period of insomnia here in the late spring. I think it might be a reaction to it being light outside so early in the day. Have days of barely sleeping and then a day or two where I just crash and sleep and/or more or less walk around like a non-killing zombie xD Then I repeat that cycle for a couple of time before it’s over

        • I’m convinced that my insomnia is either caused by hormonal stuff and/or the fact that I’m a night person to begin with.

          • Could be. I’m also a night person, and suddently it’s like it’s light outside extra early and my body has to get used to it.

          • davefragments

            Black out blinds.
            That’s what I did years ago, or I should say, that’s what the interior decorator did.

          • I used to have black curtains, and I will again later this year, but right now and for the last year I’ve only had white shades (sleeping in another room).

          • davefragments

            These blinds are thick. No light gets through them when they are down.

    • syllibub

      Good to see you, but I’m sorry it’s for a crappy reason. Hopefully you can get to sleep after the page goes up.

      • Mostly I think it’s my ‘usual’ spring time with insomnia, but some of it mightbe due to a couple other things making it worse. Hopefully I’ll get those sorted out soon.

    • Hate insomnia. Blah.

    • davefragments

      The weather changes do it to me. I just lay in the dark with some music. It doesn’t help but at least I relax.

    • stickfigurefairytales

      Oh, poor Danish! I hope your insomnia will let you get some sleep soon.

  • Michael

    Hooray, I made it! Just in time for the campignons. Fried in butter with scampi tails. Don’t worry, it’s seafood, so there’s no campylobacter contamination.

    … and a bunch of fresh blue campanulas for the table.

    • That sounds super tasty!

      • Michael

        Been watching lots of cooking shows recently. My Kitchen Rules finished a day before Masterchef started again. A lot of the Masterchef challenges are “make something using this set of ingredients”, so I’m having fun working out what I would make and how I would make it.

        Last night the challenge was to make a dish using a single egg (and an open pantry of ingredients to go around it).

        • Fun!

          • Michael

            It is! One of the three competitors poached their egg (incorrectly and not long enough), another fried it (too hot and for too long), and the third boiled it (for not long enough) and then scrambled it with mushrooms. The fried egg won because it was the only one where the egg was both the star of the dish and edible.

            I would have poached it (properly), and served with prosciutto and cream cheese on toasted bread, with a lemon caper and vinegar cream sauce on top. Classical combination, simple and easy and delicious.

          • davefragments

            Eggs are the mark of a good chef (or at least a good cook with some skill int he kitchen)

          • Michael

            Definitely, that’s why they set the challenge. And the three dishes were tasted by Marco Pierre White, too!

    • stickfigurefairytales

      Any pâté de campagne on the side?

      • Michael

        yes, why not, with some campembert cheese as well.

  • On a more positive note than my just posted comment. I see that it’s now only $35 away from the next milestone on Patreon 😀

  • davefragments

    oh my goodness gracious – – I didn’t expect that!
    Page is up:

    • Michael

      that was quick! I’d barely begun camping yet!

    • Didn’t expect it either!

      • davefragments

        I kind of stared for a couple seconds, trying to decide if I was actually seeing what I was seeing. . .

  • LL

    (Fluke leans forward in interest)

  • Ninhursag

    Yay, I knew it, Amanda is a fujioshi, come to the dark side, we have cookies.
    But it’s kinda weird that Amanda is imagining her ex-boyfriend with another man, Amanda, you naughty girl, you.

    • Welcome to the comic 🙂

      Hmm, weirdly I’ve never really though of the possibility that they could have be actual ex’es to each other.
      I see them much more as friends, VERY close friends, but while they’ve been together as more than friends (and more than once) then so many things have happened, holding them back, that they’ve never breached that line to a full bf/gf bonding.
      The tension is there.. but.. I think the biggest ‘road block’ for a serious thing to happen is Spooky.

      • Ninhursag

        Yeah, I agree what happened to Spooky in Hell is holding him back from having a real relationship. Oh, how much I want a side-story with Spooky fighting demons in Hell…
        Thank you for the warm welcome, Danish-san, this community seems really lovely ^^ I really love this comic, is like Young Avengers, but with more gays, lol, just my cup of tea.