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The Young Protectors: Engaging The Enemy Interlude One—Page 5

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“Messed up” like, it’s so wrong, it’s so right? 😀

We have some fantastic new Fan Art by DeanDraws—a full-body shot of Kyle in uniform. You owe it to yourself to check it out!

And exciting news: Artifice is now shipping from Amazon! Go get yourself your copy right now! 😀

Oh, and

***THIS IS A BONUS PAGE!***

The second bonus page in a row! You already blasted past the bonus page donation target last week, so in addition to Saturday’s regular update (page 6!), there will be a bonus update next Wednesday (page 7!). And look below: we’re already at $379 towards the bonus page after that! WOO HOO! You are on a roll!

Special thanks go out to long-time supporters Tiffany M. (who makes their second generous donation to The Young Protectors!), Veronika K. (who makes their third generous donation to The Young Protectors!) & Kinzie K. (who makes their eighth generous donation to The Young Protectors!) and a warm welcome and grateful bow go out to new supporters Hillery R., Guido P. & Carol C. for their generous donations over the last few days!

Big hugs go out to long-time friends of The Young Protectors alterra s. and Daniel N. for their super-generous $25 donations! This makes alterra’s second and Daniel’s twenty-ninth (!!) super-generous donations!

Superhero-strength hugs go out to long-time superfriend Jodi H. whose amazingly generous $100 donation marks their second amazingly generous donation to this comic! You rock, Jodi!

And ZOMG, deeply-humbled, blown-away and totally grateful hugs go out to mega-friend Nicolas F. who makes their fourth jaw-dropping $200 donation, all within 10 days! Nicolas! You are incredibly AWESOME! Thank you so, so much!

Thank you all so much for your generous donations! We haven’t had such a string of bonus pages “in the bank” since Artifice was posting! Glad you’re liking what you’re seeing. It’s your generous support that makes this possible! Thank you!

So! Tsunami seems to have won Spooky over to his way of thinking! What will this mean for Kyle? And more importantly, does this mean we’re going to stop seeing all these naked, sexy pictures?!

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

DING! DING! DING! DING! DING! DING! DING! Edit 4/16/13 9:16 PM: WOOT! Thanks to your generous donations, you’ve yet again tipped over the donation target! So that means that in addition to the regular Saturday updates and next Wednesday’s bonus page, there will be an additional bonus page (page 9!) on Wednesday, May 1st! Thank you so, so much! 😀

The Young Protectors: Engaging The Enemy Interlude One—Page 4

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I think I’m kinda OK with it, actually. Maybe even more than OK…

(And I love Adam and Vero. They do such amazing work. They make our guys so cute… 🙂 )

ANNOUNCEMENTS!

I’m going to be at Bookish Beasts (NSFW link) in San Francisco this Sunday (4/14/13)! It takes place at the Center for Sex and Culture at 1349 Mission St. from noon – 6:00 P.M. and I’ll be selling (and signing!) advance copies of Artifice as well as cool new The Young Protectors and Artifice merchandise. It looks like it’s going to be a good time, so if you’re in the Bay Area, please stop by and say hi!

The reader translators have been working like fiends over the last couple weeks! Warm thanks go out to Skaro for translating Artifice pages into Spanish, David M. for translating The Young Protectors into Spanish, Zebrakatten for translating The Young Protectors into Danish and WTCelesta for translating Artifice into Russian! Be sure to click the Available Transcripts drop-down menu under the pages to see their work and if you have friends who don’t speak English who would be helped by these translations, please let them know they are there!

I’d like to also give a little heads up that I’ve started work on creating a Kickstarter campaign to release the Prologue, Chapter 1 and this Interlude of The Young Protectors as a premium quality printed book, just like I did with Artifice. If that’s something you’d be interested in, keep your eye on this spot. I should be announcing its launch in a few weeks…

And guess what?! We have a bonus page already scheduled for next Wednesday and thanks to your generous donations, we hit the donation target again today, so after our regular update next Saturday, there will be an additional bonus page on Wednesday the 24th! You are UNSTOPPABLE! 😀

Special thanks go out to long-time supporter Jon-Carl L. (who makes their second generous donation to The Young Protectors!) and a warm welcome and grateful bow go out to new supporters Marie L. & Tiffany M. for their generous donations over the last few days!

Big hugs go out to new friends of The Young Protectors Raven K. & alterra s. and also to long-time friend Robert B. for their super-generous $25 donations! (And this makes Robert’s tenth [woot!] super-generous donation to this comic!)

And ZOMG, deeply humbled, deeply grateful, totally stunned hugs go out to two superheroes: new mega-friend Justin M. whose absolutely stunning $200 donation put us over the top for that new bonus page and also to now long-time mega-friend, the invincible Nicolas F. whose equally stunning $200 donation marks their third jaw-droppingly generous donation in seven days! Holy cow, Justin and Nicolas, I don’t know what to say except THANK YOU SO, SO MUCH!

Thank you all so much for your incredible support! Your generosity makes it possible for me to afford to put out pages like these with incredibly talented artists like Adam and Vero and it also gives me the encouragement to think that there might indeed be interest in a printed book version of this story. In the end, all of this happens because of the support of awesome readers like you and I am very grateful for your support in making my dream of telling these kinds of stories come true. 😀

So! We finally get to see a bit more clearly what our heroes have been seeing on screen! And that leads to many questions: Is that something you like seeing or should I just blur that naughty stuff out next time? Is Spooky really OK with this? Will he decide to give up his career as a superhero to become a professional art critic? And will Kyle ever be able to wrap his head around the fact that “girls made these”?

Tune in on Wednesday to find out the answer to these and other burning questions! Hope to see you there!

The Young Protectors: Engaging The Enemy Interlude One—Page 3

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Gah! Are we ever going to get to see what Tsunami is seeing? I mean, like, up close?! Listen to him! What he’s seeing is so cool he’s having some kind of religious experience…. O_O

ANNOUNCEMENTS!

First, I want to let you know that our very own Adam DeKraker is part of a roundtable discussion in New York called “SHOULD YOU BE BLACKLISTED, MR. CARD?” this Wednesday (4/10/13) night! Here are the deets:

DC Comics set off a firestorm in the comic book community when it hired Orscon Scott Card, a bestselling author who is also an anti-gay activist, to write a Superman story. But should authors once again be blacklisted due to their political affiliations?

While everyone on our panel supports gay rights and same-sex marriage, not everyone believes publishers should black-list people who hold opposing viewpoints – and if you think you know who takes which position, you’re probably wrong.

Adam will be talking about this from his perspective as a gay creator and he’ll also be giving out very cool The Young Protectors art cards! If you are in the neighborhood, please check it out and say hi!

(Speaking of Adam, I just have to say I love what he’s doing with these pages. Panel 2 captured the exact gag I was going for in my script. It’s so much fun to be able to work with such incredible talents like him and Vero on this project!)

As for me, I’m going to be at an 18+ convention in San Francisco this Sunday (4/14/13)! Bookish Beasts (link is NSFW) takes place at the Center for Sex and Culture at 1349 Mission St. from noon – 6:00 P.M. and I’ll be selling (and signing!) advance copies of Artifice as well as cool new The Young Protectors and Artifice merchandise. It looks like it’s going to be a good time, so if you’re in the Bay Area, please stop by and say hi!

And finally,

***THIS IS A BONUS PAGE!***

You’ve also funded a bonus page for next Wednesday the 17th (page 5!) and look below, we’ve already got money in the kitty towards the bonus page after that! You all rock! 😀

Special thanks go out to long-time supporters Veronika K. (who makes their second generous donation to The Young Protectors!) & Raili B. (who makes their fifth generous donation to The Young Protectors!) and a warm welcome and grateful bow go out to new supporters Ian R. & Christina F. for their generous donations over the last few days!

Big hugs go out to long-time great friend of The Young Protectors Daniel N. for their super generous $25 donation, their twenty-eighth (!!) super-generous donation to this comic!

Superhero-strength hugs go out to long-time superfriend Jill W. whose amazingly generous $51 donation marks their sixth amazingly generous donation to this comic and put us over the top for next week’s bonus page!

And finally, totally stunned, deeply humbled and incredibly grateful hugs go out to MEGA-FRIEND Nicolas F. who followed up their stunningly generous $100 donation with another jaw-dropping $200 donation the very next day! Nicolas, you are AMAZING! Thank you so, so, so much! 😀

Thank you all so much for your amazing support! A bonus page for this week and one in the bank—incredible! And I’m delighted you picked this scene to accelerate with bonus pages. Interlude One is the most fun for me out of all the scenes that will be in the first book (Prologue, Chapter 1 and Interlude 1), so being able to share it with you more quickly is a special treat for me. Thank you!

So! Looks like it’s a guy-on-guy porn art site Fluke stumbled on. Will this turn out well for Kyle and his buddies? And will we actually get to see what they are seeing?

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

DING! DING! DING! DING! DING! DING! DING! 4/12/13 12:43 PM: Wow! Thanks to your amazingly generous donations, we’ve just blown past the donation target! That means that in addition to tonight’s regular update (page 4!) and Wednesday’s bonus page (page 5!), there will be an additional bonus page (page 7!) on Wednesday, April 24th! WOO HOO! YOU ALL ROCK SO MUCH! THANK YOU! 😀

The Young Protectors: Engaging The Enemy Chapter One—Page 54

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Wait! What?! NO! Snogging a world-famous supervillain while butt-naked and invisible in a public Hong Kong park is pretty special, right? RIGHT?!

Ooo. Look! Naked flesh-colored flesh… Nom nom nom.

(Oh, and I do very much like Kyle’s expressions on this page. Yes, I do. 😀 )

I’d like to welcome a new reader-translator to this comic: Tasharene, who is currently translating The Young Protectors into Polish! (I haven’t had a chance to approve her translations yet because I’m here at Emerald City Comicon in Seattle, but she’s done a whole bunch and you should be able to check them out when I get back on Tuesday! And by the way, I’m having an AWESOME time here at the Con! So great to meet so many of you in person! :D)

In other news, on March 23 at 3 pm PST/6 pm EST, Webcomic Wonderland on Goodreads will be hosting a Q&A with me, Alex Woolfson. You can post your questions ahead of time here to be answered on the 23rd. Got burning questions about The Young Protectors, Artifice, my process, my favorite ice cream? Here’s your chance! You can also send questions to Webcomic Wonderland moderator Kristen at webcomicwonderlandgroup@gmail.com. Mark your calendars! 😀

Finally, we had our fifth bonus page on Wednesday and, look below, we’re already at $146 towards our next bonus page!

Special thanks go out to long-time supporters Raili B. (who makes their second generous donation to The Young Protectors!), Carol W. (who makes their third generous donation to The Young Protectors!) & Saxon B. (who makes their twenty-second (!!!) generous donation to The Young Protectors!) and a warm welcome and grateful bow go out to new supporters Max E., Bruce D. & Jayne R. for their generous donations over the last few days!

Big hugs go out to new friend of The Young Protectors Melanie F. and also to long-time friends Zachary B., Robert B. & Donna F. for their super-generous $25 donations! This makes both Robert’s & Donna’s fourth and Zachary’s fifth super-generous donation to this comic! Thank you so much Melanie, Robert, Donna and Zachary!

Thank you all so much for your generous support! Five bonus pages in a row—woo hoo! 😀

So, no more invisibility for Kyle! But The Annihilator’s being all-gentlemanly-like. He’s still a supervillain, though—can that possibly last? And exactly how sexy will Kyle look in a green ninja skirt?

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

DING! DING! DING! DING! DING! DING! DING! Edit 3/4/12 9:28 AM: You are UNSTOPPABLE! Thanks to your generous donations, we’ve yet again blown past the donation target. So that means that in addition to our regular update this Saturday (page 56!), there will be a bonus update this Wednesday, March 6th (page 55)! Thank you so much! Hope to see you there!

The Young Protectors: Engaging The Enemy Chapter One—Page 53

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Wait, what’s going on here? They were talking and then maybe there was some kind of hug and then The Annihilator’s hand was next to Kyle’s chest and then it’s a lot lower (WHY?!) and finally Kyle’s just looking into The Annihilator’s eyes and they’re not even saying anything! Did Kyle lose his balance and then The Annihilator caught him? Or did The Annihilator maybe lose a contact lens in the explosion and now they’re trying to find it? I’m really confused! CAN SOMEBODY PLEASE EXPLAIN TO ME WHAT’S HAPPENING?!

Ahem.

If you haven’t heard, I’m going to be at Emerald City Comicon in Seattle this weekend, March 1-3. I’m going to be at the Prism Comics booth in the afternoons. And in addition to some advance copies of Artifice, I’m going to have some brand new The Young Protectors goodies for sale! If you think you can make it, I’d love to meet you! 🙂

Also, I’d like to welcome two new translators to our comics! Zebrakatten will be translating The Young Protectors into Danish (you can check out their work on the first few pages right now) and milo is graciously continuing the translation of Artifice into Spanish. Thank you so much, you two! You’re helping out your fellow readers in a big way and it’s very much appreciated! (Want to check out their translations? Click on the drop-down menu under each page labeled “Available Transcripts”.)

Oh, and

***THIS IS A BONUS PAGE!***

The fifth bonus page in a row! Woo hoo!

Special thanks go out to long-time supporters Darieck S. (who makes their second generous donation to The Young Protectors!), Jonathon B. (who makes their third generous donation to The Young Protectors!) & Amy R. (who makes their seventh generous donation to The Young Protectors!) and a warm welcome and grateful bow go out to new supporter Celeste C. for their generous donations over the last few days!

Big hugs go out to long-time friends of The Young Protectors Robert S., Adriane L., Biz F. and Hannah M. for their super-generous $25 donations! (And this makes Robert’s, Biz’s and Hannah M.’s fourth (what are the odds there?!) and Adriane’s thirteenth super-generous donation to this comic! Your generosity just bowls me over, y’all!)

And finally, ZOMG, deeply humbled and deeply grateful bows and hugs go out to mega-friend Viola H. for their stunningly generous $105 donation! This makes Viola’s third stunningly generous donation to this comic and put us over the top for this bonus page! You are a total rock star and super-hero, Viola! Thank you so, so much!

Thank you all so much for your amazing support! Five bonus pages in a row! We are on a roll! Woot! 😀

So! Their enemies are vanquished, the walls between them seem to have fallen and Kyle’s still totally naked. What could possibly come next? And will The Annihilator ever find his contact lens?

Tune in this Saturday for those answers and more! Hope to see you there! 😀

The Young Protectors: Engaging The Enemy—Page 19

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Oh, my. /Takei

(Thank you to Jen R. for giving me that HTML tag. 😉 )

We have new Fan Art by Sepherr! It’s some shirtless, sexy kissing between Kyle and The Annihilator. Definitely, check it out!

And we’re now well over two-thirds of the way to the next bonus page! WOOT!

Special thanks go out to long-time supporters Caroline O. & christopher s. (both making their second generous donations to The Young Protectors!) and Sola B. (who makes their fourth generous donation to The Young Protectors!) and a warm welcome and grateful bow go out to new supporters Christina K., Snail S., Lauren P., Derekica S. Grace C., Karla N., Alba C., Brenda H., Vanessa V. and Daniel G. for their generous donations over the last week!

And big hugs go out to new friends of The Young Protectors Meagan S. and Anna for their super-generous $25 donations! (Hi, Megan! Good to see you over here at The Young Protectors!)

It’s a huge morale boost for us to get such an outpouring of donations and your support is deeply appreciated. Thank you all so much! 😀

Meanwhile, in the comments, the debate continues over the action taking place in this scene. In addition to some lingering concerns about Kyle’s age, some readers have also raised questions about whether showing a scene like this gives unnecessary ammunition to those hostile to same-sex relationships (I respond with some of my own thoughts to that concern here) and also whether including a scene like this with themes of questionable consent and blackmail in a work of fiction will have dangerous effects on people’s real world behavior, fostering “an environment that is permissive to sexual harassment, assault and rape”. (That’s an interesting question to debate to be sure but the controversy over media effects on behavior has been covered a lot elsewhere and is already being well-discussed by all parties in the comments section, so for that, I see no need to chime in. I do, of course, appreciate the overall respectful tone everyone is using to discuss these issues and have found much of what you’ve all had to say very insightful.)

One thing I will chime in on, though, is the question that some long-time readers of Artifice have raised about whether The Young Protectors will be a “a stereotypical BL romance story.” I’ve talked a little bit about that already in the comments, but I should probably do so here as well. While I’m not sure exactly how one should define “a stereotypical BL romance story”, I will say that that this six-chapter arc is not just going to be about whether these two guys get together, get it on and/or form a “canon relationship”. That, in fact, the stakes become much, much larger, even larger than the life-or-death stakes I presented in Artifice, except unlike Artifice I have many, many more pages to build those stakes.

The Young Protectors came to fruition in a way that was quite different than how I usually approach my long-form writing. How exactly it came about is an interesting story for another time, but the end result is that this first chapter is essentially prologue. (In fact, I debated about whether I should actually label it “Prologue” here [instead of “Chapter One”]—and based on some of what I’m reading in the comments, if this story goes to print, I think I might do just that to avoid confusion.) So, while this scene does introduce these characters and set the stage for the main action—and is hopefully fun to read, at least for some!—it doesn’t give a great idea what the overall story is going to be about. Whether it was a wise choice to have a close-to-30 page prologue in a weekly webcomic, we’ll just have to see. But for those of you concerned that suddenly I’ve decided that building three-dimensional characters and dramatic tension are for the birds, allow me to reassure you, that is certainly not my intention. The Young Protectors starts out lighter in tone than Artifice and certainly more yaoi-flavored than Artifice, but this is still me with my own passions—there will be darkness, adversity, plot twists, heroism, affection and much, much higher stakes ahead.

Of course, none of this is meant to convince you that you should be enjoying The Young Protectors, if you are not. Or even that you should continue reading if it’s not holding your interest. My firm belief is that if a story isn’t working for a reader, the fault lies in the writing, not in the reader’s patience. While there were certainly readers of Artifice who at page 29 still thought it might turn out to be “some lame yaoi where the dominant guy subdues the prisoner, etc., etc.” (as one long-time commenter put it), my job as the writer is to hook you from the first page, not on the promise of potential rewards later.

But that said, I am again telling the kind of story I’ve always wanted to read. And if you have signed up for this ride, I can tell you that what you see here is just the tip of the iceberg of that story. This is our starting place. Much more is ahead. 🙂

Anyhoo! Debate and story-telling questions aside, there do seem to be some of you who are enjoying what’s happening in these pages and I’ve loved hearing from you in the comments. And on the next page, swear to God, my characters will use actual words.

Hope to see you there! 😀

Edit 6/19/12 11:55 PM: DING! DING! DING! DING! DING! DING! DING! It’s only been two weeks and thank to your generous donations, we’ve yet again hit the donation target. That means that in addition to the regular Saturday update, there will be a BONUS PAGE this Wednesday, June 20th—page 20! That’s in less than 12 hours! WOOT! Hope to see you there!

The Young Protectors: Engaging The Enemy—Page 18

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WOAH! Slow down there, Wolfy McWolfishface! Everyone was talking about how pleased and relieved they were with your sweet and gentle nature on the last page and then you have to go throw Kyle up against a wall and passionately kiss him! Now what will people say? °o°

And will you look at that! It’s been just a week and we’re almost halfway to the next bonus page! WOOT!

Special thanks go out to long-time supporters Vanessa B. and Alicia H. (who makes their second donation in a row!) and a warm welcome and grateful bow go out to new supporters Marinette M. and Klara F. (who made two donations in the same week!) for their generous donations over the last few days!

Big hugs go out to long-time friends of The Young Protectors Safiya M. for their super-generous $25 donation (their third super-generous donation to The Young Protectors!) and also to Daniel N. for their super-generous $29 donation (their sixth super-generous donation to The Young Protectors! Wow!!)

And finally, superhero-strength hugs and a fist-pumping cheer go out to new superfriend of The Young Protectors James I. for their amazingly generous $50 donation! Holy cow, thank you, James!

Thank you all so much! It’s a huge morale boost for Adam, Vero and me to get that kind of response and it helps to make these pages possible in a very real way. You all ROCK! 😀

So… is this the full extent of The Annihilator’s villainy? Or does he have yet another trick up his sleeve? And more importantly, will there be actual lines of dialogue on the next page? Tune in next Saturday to find out!

Hope to see you there! 😀

Artifice Page 64

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Ouch.

We have new Fan Art from Artifice superfriend, Aikka. This time Jeff and Deacon go where none of my characters have ever gone before—onto human nails! Take a look. 🙂

***THIS IS A BONUS PAGE!***

The 16th bonus page in a row! SWEET!

And we are now at $135 towards the next bonus page. Special thanks to long-time supporters Kelly R. (who went above and beyond to donate after the donation amount had been reached!), Gabrielle R. (who made their second donation in the same week!) & to Micheal B. (who has now donated for the 18th week in a row! Happy New Year, Micheal!) and a warm welcome and grateful bow to new supporters Camilla P., Elizabeth C. & Malin A. for their generous donations over the last few days.

Big hugs to new friends of Artifice (but long time friend of Yaoi 911—congrats again on the new job, Marisol!) Marisol T. & Sean L. (great to have you with us, Sean!) as well as to to long-time friend of Artifice Shan S. (howdy, Shan! thank you!) for their super-generous $25 donations.

Android strength hugs and a deeply humbled bow to long-time super-friend of Artifice Daniel K. who has made his second $50 donation in the same week (Holy cow! Thank you, Daniel!) and also to Meagan S. whose $50 donation makes their third super-generous donation to this comic (and the second in two weeks! High-five for putting us over the top and making this bonus page possible, Meagan!).

I’ve been fighting a cold over the last week and your kindness has filled me such amazing energy and made me feel so much better. Thank you all so much!

I hope to see y’all this Saturday for Page 65! What do you think happens next?

DING! DING! DING! DING! DING! DING! DING! Wednesday, Jan 4 at 9:00 A.M.: Wow! Y’all really are UNSTOPPABLE! 😀 We have yet again hit the donation target so, in addition to the regular update of page 65 this Saturday, we’ll have a bonus update (page 66!) on Wednesday, January 11th! Hope to see you there! 😀

Uh…

DOUBLE DING! DING! DING! DING! DING! DING! DING! Thursday, Jan 5 at 9 P.M.: HOLY COW! In less than 36 hours after the last donation target was hit, y’all have hit it again! In less than 36 hours! O_O That’s an Artifice world record! You really are UNSTOPPABLE! And AMAZING! SO, this means in addition to our regular Saturday updates AND the bonus page next Wednesday, there will also be a bonus update on Wednesday, January 18th as well—page 68! I’m just stunned (and delighted!) by your generosity. THANK YOU SO MUCH! 😀

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Artifice Page 63

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So, some readers were looking for a little “killbot carnage” on this page. Any other New Year’s wishes? 🙂

We have new Fan Art from long-time commenter KBatty! I see it as a sign that Artifice has finally arrived and it made me laugh out loud. “Occupy Da Vinci Four.” Do check it out.

We are now at $187 towards our next bonus page. Special thanks go out to long-time supporters Gabrielle R., Anna Z., Katie P. (who has now made their second donation in two weeks!), Kenya F. (who has made their second donation in the same week!) & Brian d. (who has just made their third donation in two weeks!) and a warm welcome and grateful bow to new supporters Karina N., Jamie C. and Vanesa W. for their generous donations over the last few days.

Big hugs go out to Artifice superhero Larisa V. who has now made their thirteenth $25 donation to this webcomic! O_O You totally rock, Larisa! 😀

And mondo-sized, android strength hugs go out to new friend of Artifice Daniel K. for their super-generous $50 donation and also to long-time friend of Artifice Andrew T. who with his $50 donation has just made his fifth super-generous donation in as many weeks! (WOW!)

Thank you all so much! Your generosity is a huge inspiration for me and Winona and is deeply appreciated. You are all my heroes! 😀

HAPPY NEW YEAR’S EVE, EVERYONE!

DING! DING! DING! DING! Saturday, December 31, 1:00 P.M.: We have hit the donation target and thanks to your super generous donations, in addition to the regular update next Saturday, there will be a BONUS UPDATE this Wednesday, January 4th—Page 64! You all rock! Thank you!

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

Artifice Page 57

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And then they kissed…

🙂

So.. we yet again hit the donation target so there will be a BONUS PAGE this Wednesday, December 14th—Page 58!

Special thanks to long-time supporters kataline d., Tanya A. (who just made their 7th donation to Artifice—thank you, Tanya!) & Ciana C. (who got the ball rolling again after the bar was reset! Thank you, Ciana!) and a warm welcome and grateful bow to new supporters Brent B. and Christian K. for their generous donations over the last few days.

Big hugs go out to long-time friend Shan S. for their super-generous, even-number-balancing $20.31 donation (I’m the same way, Shan! Thank you!) and very special birthday wishes go out to Artifice super-star Jennifer B. for putting us over the top with their super-generous $25 donation!

Thank you all so much! You have no idea what a huge morale booster your kindness is to me and Winona.

And, in other news, I’ve noticed on Tumblr that there is more than one person who is comparing Deacon to the “reboot-Superboy” Conner Kent and Jeff to his Young Justice teammate “Impulse” Bart. I’ve read one rather excellent book with the reboot Superboy, but I’m not familiar with Bart. Do any of you see parallels as well?

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