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Feb 2018

Chapter 14: Page 4 – Seeing Red

Posted by / in Comic / 25 comments

Seba’s still having some tech issues, and my house is a vomit and diarrhea plague house at the moment, so there probably won’t be another page on Thursday X’D

Instead, enjoy these awesome SpiderForest comics!

Leylines by Robin Childs – When an irresponsible prince, his dream-weaving sister, and their adopted brother are given a mission by a voiceless goddess of dreams, they will be forced to choose between their future and their family.

The Ferrin by Alyssa Laraine Steele – All Elanor wanted to do was finish her Thesis project. Looks like she’s going to have a lot more to write about than just the Ferrin’s social behavior if she ever gets to finish it.

Sunset Grill by Kat Feete – Gangsters. Soldiers. Public defenders. Ordinary people struggling to survive in an extraordinary future. They all have one thing in common: they all drink beer.

  • Amberlight

    Jane sounds rather nonchalant about, you know… killing people. I guess she can turn her empathy protocols off when needed.

    • Everyone copes differently XD

      • DeNitro

        Just like any soldier, follow orders now, save the coping for later,, After they have killed all the ones who so clearly intended to kill them..

        • T.R.

          Coping is a trauma survival mechanism. Ironically, it’s only needed by those who survived a trauma.

          • DeNitro

            Yeah, there’s no shortage of irony concerning that trauma response in combat veterans.

  • Matt [in Middletown]

    Kid Plague™®©!
    Part of no nutritional breakfast, ever!
    Order your influenza today, delivered to your door by these fine retailers!
    *List of schools ensues*

    • Sidethought: That’s kind of what my lab does. Look up up oncoviral immunotherapy. Heck, I published a review article about it XD

      https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5298125/

      • Matt [in Middletown]

        And build supermice.

    • Honza Prchal

      I thought there was one being clinically applied.

      • Matt [in Middletown]

        Somewhat.
        Dan posted a link around, either above or below this post in this comment thread.

      • A herpesvirus-based system called T-Vec has FDA approval for melanoma, at least.

        • Matt [in Middletown]

          *mad scientist voice*
          “We just gave your melanoma HERPES!”
          Cue melanoma valtrex commercial and social stigma on the melanoma dating scene.
          / Random thought line dealing with anthropomorphic moles.

        • Honza Prchal

          That’s the one. Thanks. It’s looking pretty good, despite Matt’s obvious retort in “mad scientist voice”. I’m just glad it isn’t a syphilis-related treatment, or he’d link to “She Blinded Me, With Science.”
          There’s also tuberculosis based treatment of bladder cancers, but that’s not quite the same thing.
          For years they tried rhinoviruses.

  • Man on a mission there…. O_o

  • T.R.

    So Tenzin/Jane are the tank. Thalia is the sniper. And Angeline and Rick are the healers.

    I think we have a well rounded adventuring party here. :)

    • So, what, Typh and Peonie are NPCs? Uh oh… ;)

      • T.R.

        At the risk of mixing metaphors, I had them pegged as Red Shirts. :)

        • Honza Prchal

          What about the thieves. one needs a loveable rogue or two … or an assassin.

          • T.R.

            I’d think Thalia covers that nicely with her rail gun. (or is there a rule that the sniper can’t be the thief/assassin? been a while since I played…)

          • Honza Prchal

            OK. You got me there.

          • T.R.

            No worries. I think I was trying to approach the analogy from a MOBA perspective instead of D&D. I don’t play MOBA’s, but was trying to make the analogy more relevant to the younger ones. :) Though I draw the line at the Oxford comma, proper capitalization, and double spaces after periods. I don’t care how old they make me look – I’ll always use those.

    • Also, Tenzin is TOTALLY a Barbarian tank. No paladin for him right now ;)

  • Kaiden

    Let the bodies hit the floor, let the bodies hit the floor, let the bodies hit the…

    FLOOOOOOOOOOORRRRRRRRRRRRR

  • Don’t get mad, get even, they say.
    Let’s just hope he doesn’t make more Tenzins in his own rampage.

  • Scottygroundhog

    someone found their happy place