Pt. 1 Ch. 7 - Page 4
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Travis
14th Oct 2016, 10:36 AM

That look in the last panel, it's like chase is thinking, " YOU can't maybe"

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MadJak91
14th Oct 2016, 4:18 PM

"Avoiding complication"
Yep, yep. Chase wants that as well. I think telling would be complicating it right now. Too much on their plates as it is. Is he going disrespect Clara? Hm.
How do you say anything when you yourself are not sure about what the hell is going on!

That guy standing reminds me of... me. Half empty bus but I am standing and thinking :D

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MistakeNPotatoes
15th Oct 2016, 12:49 AM

It's WAY too late for Chase to avoid that. Poor bastard :D

We'll have to see if he's chilled out enough to not be a dick to Clara, yeah :)

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That Guy Over There
14th Oct 2016, 7:50 PM

Well, there's a problem: So far, all you've got is the testimony of one guy, and little real evidence. There's three possible scenarios, none of which end well.

Scenario One: People believe what you say, and send investigators to find out the truth. However, the residents already know they've been uncovered, to a limited degree. The fish folk will go underwater, Jaunt and his pals will sidestep to another dimension until the investigators go home, all non-humans and non-humanish will just make themselves scarce for the duration. All the evidence in the town is relocated to a safe location in sea caves, or maybe just someplace at the bottom of the ocean for later recovery. End result, nothing can and/or will be found.

Scenario Two: You are not believed, and you're either laughed out of the police station due to your outlandish claims of monsters in a remote harbor town, or you end up in an asylum. End result, nothing accomplished, save getting yourself removed from the proverbial game.

Scenario Three: The individual you've revealed your intel to actually turns out to be an agent of Jaunt and/or other extradimensional entities, all of whom have a vested interest in keeping the Masquerade intact for the Great Old Ones (Or the Good Old Boys, if you prefer). End result, you've either got Jaunt on your tail, or you've increased your number of enemies.

After all, why shouldn't Jaunt have factors in the cities neighboring Innsmouth? Seems a little risky, keeping ALL your eggs in one basket. 'Sides, until they start taking on the Innsmouth Look, the future fish people look just like anyone else.

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MistakeNPotatoes
15th Oct 2016, 12:51 AM

Aaaah you've analyzed all the reasons why you wouldn't want to exactly as I'd figured them :)

You have no idea how happy it makes me to see people thinking this through. Or maybe you do! Either way, thank you, it brightens my day :D

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That Guy Over There
16th Oct 2016, 4:00 PM

No problem. It kinda seemed right to me, given that this is a Lovecraftian world we're talking about (And a lot of the protagonists in Lovecraft's stories end up in mental asylums when they reveal what they know to the outside world), and at the same time, we've got Jaunt running the show (locally, at least), who, unlike many of Lovecraft's antagonists, thinks more like a human than many other "outsiders" do. While in some ways, this makes him less "unpredictable", since he doesn't utilize bizarre outsider logic, it also makes him more dangerous than some of the other creatures that might be out there, since it means that he can make reasonable assumptions about his adversary's intentions, motivations, and plans. And, unlike a less rational creature, he'll have a fallback plan, just on the offside chance that things do go bad and the authorities start showing up (And, given that in the original Shadow Over Innsmouth, things went to Heck in a Hamsterball for the deeps ones, is a possibility in this story).

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Pip
15th Oct 2016, 1:31 PM

The backgrounds lately have been really nice

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HeSerpenty
16th Oct 2016, 3:45 AM

I gotta say Clara's hair is very beautifully rendered on this page... I can't stop staring at it! O__O

Time to catch up with the hoomans! Their lives are never gonna be the same, I'd wager X"D

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MistakeNPotatoes
17th Oct 2016, 11:51 AM

It turned out well on this page! I wish I could be a lot more consistent with it :') Hair is a demon for me, I super hate drawing it, heh.

But yeah, it's gonna be difficult to come back to normal from this.

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Lord_Wunderfrog
16th Oct 2016, 5:27 PM

Firstly, gotta agree with HeSerpenty here. Wow.
Secondly, I notice you use some subtle textures in some of your shading? Is that an overlay or a brush or what? It's groovy, gives it a nice bit of grit, but it still looks really polished and clean-cut

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MistakeNPotatoes
17th Oct 2016, 2:04 PM

Hey thanks, man :)

And yeah! What I do is I have an overlay layer that I put up over everything but the master panel layer and the text/word balloons.

I was using a texture brush way early in the comic but then I hated how it looked so I stopped using textures, but now I'm using some high resolution textures in the overlay :)

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Skweeee
17th Oct 2016, 11:29 PM

First panel of the trolley interior is beautiful. I like the way that it sets up your page.

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Xylas_Incarnum
18th Oct 2016, 7:40 PM

on a side note:

Read any books by Larry Correia?
http://monsterhunternation.com/
... admitedly the nuke vs the elder god pondering was something I sorta borrowed from the monster hunter international series.
over there a 5... some weight classification here.. was it kiloton? .. tactical nuke gets dropped into a portal between worlds and leaves a minor mark. And that's just a minor foot note in the series. Then again anything that can be shrugged off is forgettable. And Agent Franks is badass personified.

... come to think of it, he's capable of having an alter ego pop up in here, giving the story that was written a
bout him by that fan girl.

... and I should post this before I stop giving cryptic spoilers and start giving direct ones.

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MistakeNPotatoes
19th Oct 2016, 11:19 AM

No, but I believe you're the third person to recommend it... I should really look into them, I think, everything I've been told seems interesting so far!

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Xylas_Incarnum
19th Oct 2016, 4:28 PM

my only complaint about them is that they aren't a completed series yet/there's not enough of them.
Mainly the lack of volumes though, The Grimnoir trilogy could use a second series a few years after the first series ends.
Admittedly that's mostly due to the physics based system of using magic in there is fun to read.
... only real downside is that the gear developed during WW2 won't happen since hitler was shot about as soon as he poked his head out to try to revitalize germany.
.... that says something about how twisted my priorities are when that's a regret doesn't it? It's not that I want nazi's around, it's just they're good at devising new and efficient killing tools. Part of why their scientists generally survived the end of the war after all.

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