Pt. 1 Ch. 7 - Page 2
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MistakeNPotatoes
7th Oct 2016, 10:30 AM

Oh hey, that's helpful! Oh... heyy.. heeeyyyy....

I hope you guys are doin' well, have a good weekend! :)

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Holodrum
7th Oct 2016, 4:59 PM

Kurt-Caliber bullets?

This looks like a job for a "Random Theory of Awesomeness!"

Point 1: The gun looks like Chester. But if he felt like they needed a weapon, why wouldn't he just "Re-purpose" it when they first met?

Point 2: The monk powers that Kurt used were the only physical weapons that we've seen do any damage to Jaunt. Could Chester know that intuitively?

Random Theory: Chester could tell that Kurt was able to harm Jaunt, and decided to "repurpose" Kurt's material into ammunition capable of killing our favorite Shambler. Unfortunately the gun was not compatible with this Kurt-ammo, so it needed a facelift as well.

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MistakeNPotatoes
7th Oct 2016, 8:43 PM

@Holodrum: Okay!

Ooh, good question, good question, though if you recall it said it was in a state of duress when it bumped into Irwin, and even considered using him to fix it's predicament. Maybe it just didn't have the material at the time :D

To the second point, not so sure that it would have been able to divine that from him. The direction I was going with it was more "Any matter'll do", but it's possible that Chester here has it's own method of dealing with Shamblers, since it's familiar?

Time will tell :D

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thing 1
7th Oct 2016, 12:00 PM

two men enter, one man leaves.
wait a minute... two men leave, one man enters?

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MistakeNPotatoes
7th Oct 2016, 3:03 PM

Two beings enter, one being is there, two beings leave, one being enters, but how many remain in this space..?

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Anon
7th Oct 2016, 12:34 PM

Very interesting.
I love all the creature designs in this comic and I like how . . . fluid "chester" feels.
Could just be my imagination but something feels kind of "Mountains of madness" about it's abilities.

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MistakeNPotatoes
7th Oct 2016, 3:04 PM

Thank you very much, Anon :)

Chester is a fun write, I'm happy so many people like them, heheh. I guess I'm not clear on what you mean about Mountain of Madness like abilities, but it is like a tiny, tiny, tiny tiny smart Shoggoth, in ways :)

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MadJak91
7th Oct 2016, 2:21 PM

Alien gun! Unlimited ammo! Now we are talking :D
Before you know it, slime guy can even cook dinner!

Well, they almost met D:
Does this mean bug guy is still relevant? Hm.

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MistakeNPotatoes
7th Oct 2016, 3:05 PM

Yeah, now all Irwin needs is the bandana!

Yeah, that was close, huh? Jeez D:

We'll have to see what's up with Kurt... but he's not on the spikes anymore...

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Twilight
7th Oct 2016, 4:56 PM

I can't wait to see Jaunt's reaction when he discovers yet another corpse he left there has become misplaced.

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Bob Mozark
8th Oct 2016, 8:10 AM

A fortuitously timed exit. Serendipity strikes again!

I wonder who, if any, will be mourning Kurt's demise. While he may not have had many friends (I see him as being too intense for the social niceties) he might have fellow monks or litter mates or whatever.

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MistakeNPotatoes
8th Oct 2016, 5:35 PM

You have to wonder if Chester could feel Jaunt coming..

That's a super good question, though - believe it or not there was a draft where I actually wrote a bit of that in, but it would have distracted from the story too much. I might include a bit about it after the story is over, and a few other loose ends that have sorta been written out.

Oddly enough, even though it's been written out, the events are a little spoilery / offer an insight I'm not ready to give at this point in time :D

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joeyballast
8th Oct 2016, 5:49 PM

Whenever I see a weird alien gun I can't help but think of this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eIolNCxxGfQ

Nice design on that pistol, though. Can't wait to see what it does...

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MistakeNPotatoes
9th Oct 2016, 3:53 PM

Oh my gosh, I really should watch that show, that was great :')

Thank you, though, I hope it lives up to expectation :D

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Nephandus
10th Oct 2016, 2:11 PM

If they really did leave that close to Jaunt arriving Jaunt is going to pick up a lot from the residuals.

In any case Jaunt is going to be quite miffed that he keeps losing dead enemies in this place. He knows how much Lovecraftian cleaning services charge!

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MistakeNPotatoes
10th Oct 2016, 5:45 PM

He sure will - but will he know how to follow it? :D

Yeah, I have to say when I came up with this bit in the draft I was like "Oh my god this poor bastard" XD

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Lassek
10th Oct 2016, 6:45 PM

I've been catching up with the story properly, and I see big advances in writing, super well done!

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MistakeNPotatoes
11th Oct 2016, 12:17 PM

Aah, Lassek! Good to see you kickin' around, even if I have to see poor adult Keen :D

Thank you very much, though. I still want to see cute fox comic :(

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Nephandus
11th Oct 2016, 7:53 AM

Read back a few pages for the comments and saw an interesting question.

Do nuclear weapons work on Elder Gods.

Depends on the author and delivery system mostly. I favor the result from Larry Correia's Monster Hunter series.

Short version: A tactical nuke went through a dimensional gate by accident (or deity subtle timing?) and detonated right in the middle of an Elder One's court.

Cannon fodder killed wholesale, lieutenants badly burned, big boss given a really annoying sunburn... and it all was blamed on the main character.

Second book details what happens when you manage to annoy an Elder God. It gets fun. There are some downsides to being a Chosen One. :)

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MistakeNPotatoes
11th Oct 2016, 1:45 PM

Oh yeah, I was intrigued by that question too - nukes aren't a thing yet, here, but we're not tooooo far off from it, heheh.

That story sounds really interesting though - I know someone recommended the Monster Hunter series to me, so this would be two recs, basically, so I need to really clear out some time to try and find this and take it in :)

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Taily
14th Oct 2016, 5:43 PM

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i feel u buddy

What do you imagine Chester to sound like? I have a pretty solid headcanon of him as Bill Cipher.

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MistakeNPotatoes
15th Oct 2016, 12:47 AM

That's not too far off, I wager :D

And I'm glad you resonate with Irwin's face here, I was hoping his total "urg" iness came through XD

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