Pt. 1 Ch. 6 - Page 7
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MadJak91
15th Jun 2016, 1:52 PM

You do not even have to be a fishman. If you know from the beginning that crap is going to go down, you stop thinking about other possibilities because why bother. When it happens suddenly, it might shake with you but you want to keep going like usual more than ever. I totally get Hugh and he should stay true to himself :>

I have read a study about patients with terminal illnesses at various points to which this talk kind of alludes but... not here.

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MistakeNPotatoes
15th Jun 2016, 3:01 PM

I thought that this might give a little more insight to Hugh and his character, also why he's so insistently nice and sensitive :)

I'm glad you picked up on that, though, there's a sense of inevitability that I really wanted to touch on, especially now that I've been making the comic and I've had people tell me they relate to Hugh the least :') that's the opposite of what I wanted!

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MadJak91
15th Jun 2016, 5:11 PM

Heh. I bet a lot of people cannot relate to Hugh. But that is really OK! You cannot really force (not that you wanted) people to relate to one character or the other but I totally get what you mean.
People have their personal reasons or experiences just like I can have mine for liking him :D

If you kill him however... Well, mouse cursor is hovering over that button ;D

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joeyballast
15th Jun 2016, 2:48 PM

I know how you feel, man. But exposition is sometimes necessary.

Loving the backgrounds, by the way.

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MistakeNPotatoes
15th Jun 2016, 3:02 PM

I guess it is, but I like to use it as little as possible. This chapter has a lot of it :I

Thank you, I was looking over the backgrounds from a couple chapters ago and well, how little I actually used them, so I decided that basically every panel will have one now unless I can really get away with not having one.

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Ahakarin
15th Jun 2016, 10:46 PM

I dunno man…

I’m pretty sure the whole “skepticism” angle took over on the ridiculous front when our favorite friendly piscine hulk started sprouting fins and turning green. I mean there’s questioning the fantastic, then there’s wallowing in denial.

Sorry Hugh, you may be the Ned Flanders of the Deep Ones (Ned Flounders?) but truth on this one is as plain as the nose (...?) on your face.

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MistakeNPotatoes
16th Jun 2016, 3:02 PM

Ned Flounders legit made me laugh out loud :')

At this point, though, Hugh accepts what's happening to him, but he's skeptical to follow the religious side of it, the cult worship of Dagon and the Big C.

Since he wasn't born and raised with the dogma, so it's like having these beliefs suddenly preached at you well after reaching adulthood. Gives him a unique perspective from his hybrid friends :)

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Bob Mozark
16th Jun 2016, 9:15 AM

We have previously seen Hugh with Marcus at the hospital, and with Jaunt (in Hugh's apartment). And now Albert. All of them commented in one way or another how Hugh has managed to retain a semblance of his humanity post-transition. And, perhaps, that is one of the reasons that they all value his friendship. Although, I am not sure that Jaunt has friends, per se, but I do believe that there are some of his minions whose services he would most hate to lose.

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MistakeNPotatoes
16th Jun 2016, 3:04 PM

Hugh does a lot of growing through the course of the story :) - seems like after the fight everyone thinks he needs some nudging in one direction or another (except for Jaunt), so we'll have to see what he does with all this info, heheh.

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Mgnostic
16th Jun 2016, 9:38 AM

I discovered Lovecraft as a teenager back in the 70's but it seems like only in the last few years have authors been writing from the point of view of the Innsmouth residents to any great degree. I like it.

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MistakeNPotatoes
16th Jun 2016, 3:05 PM

I'm glad you like it! I always like hearing stories from the unlikely point of view. I always like it when the monsters get the spotlight :)

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Travis
16th Jun 2016, 10:28 AM

This page makes me want a giant coffee mug!
Exposition is like running into mud mid race isn't it? at least as a creator. It's not that bad(usually) as a reader.

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MistakeNPotatoes
16th Jun 2016, 3:06 PM

I got the scale pretty bad, yeah :')

And you nailed it - it's a lot like that for us, but if it gets to be that way for the reader then there's a serious problem!

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ProfEtheric
16th Jun 2016, 4:28 PM

If it helps anything, there are those of us who eat pages like this up and want seconds...

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Steven
16th Jun 2016, 8:42 PM

MrGODZILLA

Hugh is really floundering because of the ch-ch-changes in his life.

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