Nov 2014

Chapter 4: Page 68 – The Fallen Men

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I am so glad that Seba suggested this line.  It fit so perfectly, and feels so powerful.  Yohan, combing back to haunt Tenzin.

Did you know that Yohan was originally my working name for Tenzin?  Then I ditched it to not have him be some white, blonde European character :)

Anyways, the Siege game is going well and starting to be quite fun.  I’d heartily recommend you join in.  We could still use lots of players :)

Also, the voting algorithm on TWC is still messed up, so vote as many times as you want each day :D

  • Adriano #WR

    Zombies ? Really ?
    Oh god, this is really the best sequence !

    And funny anecdote for Yohan ^^

    • sebasp

      They are a special kind of zombies, I cant temember ever seeing zombies like this before

      • Lirik

        Husks from mass effect. http://masseffect.wikia.com/wiki/Husk

        • What do you know. That’s decently similar. Maybe Tenzin played Mass Effect as a kid ;)

          • Adriano #WR

            Sorry but I thought he saw his parents getting killed as a kid… x)

          • :P

          • Matt [in Middletown]

            “I am assuming direct control!”
            Cut that out, Jane!

  • Amberlight

    Ok, that’s creepy. If this is the “experemental treatment” the commander was asking doctor about, then they have some messed up medicine.

    • Hehehe. “He won’t wake up, will he? Well then let’s give him horrible nightmares! That’ll show him!” :P

      You’ll see the treatment they are talking about in the following chapter :)

      • Adriano #WR

        I bet they’re slicing his brain into slices to put them in the microwaves oven. Don’t ask me why I just write this xD

  • Oh, hey! have I finally caught up? As in, is this the most recent post to date? I’m getting a good classic tormented commander vibe here, which makes for excellent drama featuring a fully fleshed-out personality. And none of that “Battlefield Earth” hoo-rah! bullhonkey, too. Nice.

    • You are indeed caught up, and can now joyfully wait upon Monday and Thursday updates :D Or, if you can’t wait and want 2 more pages, there’s always Patreon ;)

  • Azyzl

    Aargh, it doesn’t end!

    • What sort of nightmare would it be if Tenzin could just end it by waking up? ;)

      • Adriano #WR

        One does not simply wake up from coma.

  • This page is pretty freaky, but it’s the utterly heartbroken expression in panels one and two that really get me. He looks absolutely overcome with grief.

    • Yeah, Seba did a beautiful job with that. Much better than I would have in writing: “Tenzin was really, really sad.” Not as good ;)

  • Sebastian Grey

    “What about the fallen men, captain?” I don’t know if it’s just personal experience, or you guys are hitting my particular (desensitized) horror nerves, but I’m officially about as skeeved out as I’ve ever been. The hopelessness on Tenzin’s face is almost painful. It’s like he’s resigned to the horror around him.

    • Well, we’ve done our job if we can get that point across. “War is hell” and all.

      • Sebastian Grey

        “It is a good thing that war is so terrible, lest we grow too fond of it.”

    • NickDA

      Resigned to it… or in a way welcomes it… He has been punishing himself mentally for years

  • Michael Corley

    I would prefer to never be stared at like that. Ever. Creeeeepy.

  • Matt [in Middletown]

    I see a man in forest bandit gear wielding a yes longbow when I hear that name for soe reason.
    That said…
    …is his blood glowing and does he have dance rave contact lenses on?
    That will be a pain to get out of his clothes, shame his parents didn’t teach him not to bleed radioactive waste all over the place like that.
    It’s rude!

  • Ydo Ucare

    He got transmogrified by the crystal! Oh wait…wrong story…but it definitely looks like that.

    • ….which story are we referencing here?

      • Ydo Ucare

        Oh, you know. Just the best kid movie to feature glowing crystals as the life force of a lost civilization. 100 MCs to you for figuring it out, as they say.

        • Are you trying to reward me with my own imaginary monetary system? :P

          Alright, let’s see how my google fu is today…

          “Transmogrified by the crystal movie” as a search gives me Atlantis?

          • Ydo Ucare

            Winner winner chicken dinner! Don’t spend it all in one place.

  • Citrus Reaper

    “What about the fallen men?”
    My god. This line is too, too fantastic. This whole sequence has been spooky as hell.

    • NickDA

      This particular sequence is one of my all time favorites, and it only gets crazier.

  • theRoUS

    Okey, inverted FG/BG colour for the speech bubbles. Where oh where have I seen that before?