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Apr 2017

Chapter 12: Page 21 – Remaining Silent

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EDIT2: No new page today, but check out this review we posted and this new Daemon Fauna entry!

Heyo here’s the inks for the new page! (EDIT: Colors!)

And a bunch more (4 on the previous post) excellent new SpiderForest comics you can read :)

The Dad Brigade: Brandy is a young girl being trained under the protection of a group of highly skilled mercenaries, who must put aside their differences to raise Brandy into a warrior fit to stop the apocalypse.

 

Dreamrise: It’s the year 2515, and most of the solar system has already been colonized and terraformed. A motley ensemble cast must work to fight things like Magic Terrorists, Corrupted viruses from alternate timelines, and EMOTIONS.

 

The Empathy Drive: The promised golden age was lost before it began. Humanity reached for the stars, remaking fledgling civilizations in our own image. When the unthinkable happened, we fled – riding a cascading wave of xenophobia back to Earth. These are the stories of those who were left behind.

 

Of Conquests and Consequences: A teenage aristocrat from the North finds himself a prisoner of war and is assigned as a servant to the young heiress of one of the clans from across the desert. His captor will take him far away from his homeland and further still from his comfort zones. How will he adapt to the new culture?

 

Realm of Owls: A parliament of owl people have raised a grand city in a lustrous turf. These are the records of two owls who have decided to document the history and antics of their silly people in a whimsical comic strip form. Everything from the ever-shifting sovereignty to ice breaking to pigeon flinging is depicted here!

  • KBoysx1

    What the Hell? Is that Viktor? As in Viktor Golanov? I thought it was him , but I didn’t know yet. Can you confirm Seba, Nick, or Dan?

    • You must have forgotten that reveal from a few chapters ago XD

      • KBoysx1

        No, I to, but he didn’t look as much like Viktor in the last page. Maybe because I didn’t see the eyepatch?

        • Amberlight

          Probably the weird angle.

          • KBoysx1

            The worm’s view angle did it!

  • T.R.

    Hey, has the prosecutor been reading our forum questions from the last few page? And Dan, aren’t posts subject to author/fan confidentiality? :)

    Maybe Nightshade just stopped by to save Victor from another meal of hospital food. ;)

    • KBoysx1

      Better that MS cafeteria “food”

      • WolfLordTK

        Than brother than

        • Chris

          There, their, they’re… it be good.

    • Matt [in Middletown]

      We were the monsters all along.

    • I will steal any and all ideas I find that I like, just like I do with my Pathfinder players. They come up with MUCH more evil ideas for bosses than I do most of the time XD

  • KBoysx1

    Kay. Gotta admit, the eyepatch makes Viktor look 10x better. Even as a vegetable, I would not attack him

  • Matt [in Middletown]

    “Confused? Feelings of loss? Misplaced a Viktor somewhere? Call all new Securidrone 2000! It slices, it dices, it demolishes walls into their components in order to throw said components at all witnesses for absolutely no reason! It will even walk (over) your dog! Order today and get the patented Real People Personality chips free!”

  • Amberlight

    I’m confused – I don’t see a soup bowl on the tray where the borscht may be!

    • Matt [in Middletown]

      Nurse Giggles lied.
      It is military grade nutripaste flavored similar to “borscht simulacrum”.

      • A little bit of that, a little bit of “braindeadish patient only gets a tiny bit of extremely liquid and easy to swallow food.”

        • Matt [in Middletown]

          Ha, so there IS hideous nutripaste there!
          Will we get to see the hideous nutripaste in all its vile glory?

          • Only if Seba wants to draw it ;P

          • KBoysx1

            Or…

            You know, what? My idea left me. Never mind civilians! Go back to your stations.

          • Chris

            Suppository you were referring to a rear order of nutrient absorption?

          • KBoysx1

            Don’t know… >:(

          • Moxie

            Rectal rocket MRE? {shudder} Don’t give them any ideas!

          • Matt [in Middletown]

            “Soldiers, I promise you, THIS is the most efficient way of pushing nutrients into you on the battlefield!”

          • Moxie

            BOHICA

          • Bohica Blues? Good comic ;)

            http://www.bohicablues.com/

          • Moxie

            Thanks, I look forward to checking it out this weekend. Does it have to be anything to do with the old acronym for “bend over here it comes again”?
            edit/ps
            I just open the link and it looks like it must! rah!

          • Yeah it’s a sliceof life comic about being in the military and the blues of the acronym ;)

          • Moxie

            I may have to reprioritize my POD for tomorrow and push back the Kelly’s heroes viewing so I can devote a couple of days to knocking this out. Of course The problem is that eventually I run out of all the material and have to wait days and days for new material! (And then sometimes, like in the case of steel salvation, things go to hell and there’s nothing new at all ever)

          • Matt [in Middletown]

            “Train of thought left the station and took the station with it, leaving me stranded. Send help.”
            The note in the bottle floated past the visitor in the vast mindscape, otherwise he saw nothing of interest on his journey forward…Now where was that train?

          • KBoysx1

            Hhhhheeeeeeeellllllllllllpppppppppppppp!!!!!lll

          • Matt [in Middletown]

            Well, either floating in the mindscape, or we’re all trapped in the rampaging hospital jello.
            Can’t figure out which yet.

          • KBoysx1

            What if life is a matrix? We never see another’s thoughts, do we? We have always been only thinking for ourselves. What if we, are in some future, and are hooked up to some VR machines in the REAL world?

          • Matt [in Middletown]

            VR jello, gelatinous neuroconnecting bridges that flow over the subject and entomb them in a simulation, while they wriggle in a soupy morass.

          • KBoysx1

            VR Jello, coming soon to grocery stores near you

          • Matt [in Middletown]

            Not safe for human consumption, it tends to try and consume back.

          • KBoysx1

            VR JELLO is not responsible for any injury or harm caused by the product.

  • T.R.

    Seba: For someone with severe brain damage, Victor is looking might buff. Maybe he hasn’t lost his muscle memory when the put him in the gym? ;)

    • Same happened with Tenzin, they stimulate the muscles… I guess we could put a panel somewhere showing that.

      • Chris

        I need this for real life.

        • Moxie

          I think I remember Bruce Lee used to use something like that.

          • Chris

            I recall he used an earlier prototype… snakes.
            Move quick or be paralyzed for life.

        • KBoysx1

          Agreed 👍

      • T.R.

        Got it. Same idea as what they did in the first Matrix movie.

      • KBoysx1

        Like the Mjonir armor in Halo, right?

  • Moxie

    ergh… it is so aggravating when you do the right thing for the right reasons & you turn a few inconvenient rules into modern art, & the people in charge get all uptight about it & drone on about all the rules you’re broke & make you sound like you’re a bad guy or you did something wrong. 😡😾

  • Matt [in Middletown]

    Wisdom born of age:
    “I couldn’t control my inner child, so I gave him squirt guns and candy.”

  • Moxie

    After much consideration I have come to the conclusion that Viktor & Nightshade have been consumed by the hospital lime Jell-O. Nurse Giggles is racing a way to avoid a similar fate and calling for Security to dispose of the creature from the Black Lagoon. “Now hear this! Now hear this! All hands to the sick bay, bring your spoons! All hands report to sickbay immediately, & bring your spoons! That is all.”

    • Matt [in Middletown]

      The hideous sentient lime jello which moves under its own motile power.
      Got to see it while in the military, the stuff wandered the plate looking for organics to consume or terrify.
      I bayoneted it to the table.

      • Moxie

        lol oddly enough, it was my own similar experiences as a Corpsman at Naval Hospital Portsmouth’s galley that made me think of it. Those guys could screw up the Jell-O but they made the best shrimp scampi…!

        • Matt [in Middletown]

          Fort Drum, annual training, 2000.
          Our LTC sat next to me, watched the jello move around his plate and said to me, “I don’t know whether to interrogate it, or surrender to it.”
          That was when I pinned mine down with my bayonet.
          “If it’s all the same, sir, I’ll be good with an MRE.”

          • Moxie

            By 2000 you had pretty good odds of getting something decent. But when I served in they first were coming out the odds were much higher that you wind up with the beanie weenies of death – I’m not sure that would’ve been an improvement. We called them Meals Rejected by Ethiopians…

          • Matt [in Middletown]

            We still saw some tuna MRE here and there.
            We tended to write “Satchel Charge” on them in sharpie and throw them at the OpFor during AT.

          • Moxie

            “You ate that?”
            “1-7 actual, this is 1-7 Yankee declaring a blue on blue incident…”

          • Matt [in Middletown]

            “Children, let me tell you a tale of absolute horror! There I was, in the deepest sand pits of Fort Drum when I opened the MRE and was assailed by the stink of Cthulhu’s own backside and the devil’s rot! Death and misery were foretold to any who cavorted with the dreaded Tuna, and the wise ones had been right!”

  • Matt [in Middletown]

    Confession time.
    The nurse isn’t actually named “Giggles”.
    It’s “Giegles”.
    Though one is hard pressed to hear a difference.

  • I like this nurse. She actually talks to her patients like people. You’d be amazed how many people who care for the disabled don’t talk to the people under their care. Not everybody, of course, but there aren’t enough people like her and it’s a darn shame.

    Oh yeah, I should probably comment on the actual story. Looks the person questioning Tenzin moonlights as an interrogator and forgot which job is which. Sensing rising levels of sass, too.