Pt. 1 Ch. 7 - Page 12
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MistakeNPotatoes
11th Nov 2016, 11:30 AM

How's everyone doing today? :D

I don't have much clever to say about the comic today, sorry :')

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Travis
11th Nov 2016, 1:31 PM

I always have instant writer's block when I post. I rarely have anything to say other than "here's another comic". Speaking of, I am jealous of your productivity, and appreciative!

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MistakeNPotatoes
12th Nov 2016, 11:03 AM

Yeah, me too - this page in particular didn't have much to go off of in terms of my commentary, heh :)

But thank you, I've been trying really hard to remain productive, I haven't had a lot of room to work or read comics lately :I

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Thracecius
11th Nov 2016, 2:28 PM

Are you not entertained?!

It's always fun having antagonists who are at least as entertaining as the protagonists. Some of the best villains, despite their goals, make the most interesting and enjoyable characters to read/watch. Though it may be rare to have "simple" villains who are still fun (only example I can think of right now is Xander Drax from the 1996 movie "The Phantom"), a complex character, like Jaunt, is generally far more memorable. Kudos to you for writing/illustrating such a captivating character. ;)

I'm looking forward to where the story takes us!

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MistakeNPotatoes
12th Nov 2016, 11:16 AM

Oh yes - I am not a fan at all of really one dimensional villains. I really wanted to make some cool characters on each side of the conflict and give people reasons to cheer for whoever they want, or for all of them. Ideally all of them so that there's a bit more impact to the story :D

Thank you for the praise, though, I really appreciate it!

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MadJak91
11th Nov 2016, 2:30 PM

Is that knife what Jaunt bought from the (shady) merchant in the (shady) alley? Looks familiar but I cannot recall it.
I hope it is charged with some magic because... Yeah. That Indiana Jones clip again. I know, Jack is like a ninja anyway :D

Hah! Yeah! What I thought! The creatures do not have to really care about their presence. They are myths and anyone claiming their existence is a loon.
BUT
You know how it goes with the very few who are enlightened. The smallest gears start the whole machine and move the bigger ones. Jaunt and co. had that fiasco recently...

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MistakeNPotatoes
12th Nov 2016, 11:21 AM

It was on the cover of chapter six (I screwed up some of the contents of the chapter covers, put some items in them that didn't show up in the chapter :I Oh well!

We'll get to see what this blade can do eventually, it's not the only thing Jaunt brought him :)

Jaunt is definitely aware of the tendency for humans to not believe crazy stories, but he also recognizes that something needs to be done, just... carefully.

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Microraptor
11th Nov 2016, 2:56 PM

Jack should better take Jaunt's knife. With the other one he looks like he is just about to cut a cucumber for his dinner. That's not very intimidating.

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MistakeNPotatoes
12th Nov 2016, 11:22 AM

Hahaha :D It is a really strange blade, I agree, this new one will be just a biiit more intimidating :)

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Mgnostic
12th Nov 2016, 11:08 AM

Jack's knife looks more like "knife as a tool" while Jaunt's looks "knife as a weapon". Leather work and other trades/avocations have lots of specialty knives.

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MistakeNPotatoes
12th Nov 2016, 11:26 AM

A lot of Jack's tools and inventory are 'found items' that he either lifts off of people or scavenges from recently abandoned homes, or other places, so he has to 'make-do' a lot :)

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Bob Mozark
12th Nov 2016, 11:46 AM

You can do a lot of damage with a good knife.

There is a novel "The Far Arena" by Richard Ben Sapir. In it, a gladiator falls into the water is frozen in ice in the far North of the Roman Empire (fortunately this is after drinking a special tonic to withstand the cold).

He is found 1900 years later by oil company geologists and is revived. A nun who is fluent in classical Latin becomes his translator and teaches him about the modern world.

At first, many do not believe his story. An Olympic fencing champion is brought in to test his sword fighting skills. He easily defeats the modern man who is so outraged at his defeat that he attacks the unarmed gladiator, who his forced to defend himself with the chef's knife from the kitchen in which he is trapped. This time he does not hold back and makes minced meat of his attacker.

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MistakeNPotatoes
12th Nov 2016, 12:10 PM

That is a super cool sounding story :D It's almost like Captain America, come to think of it... with more chopping, though, it sounds like D:

Man, I like all these cool recommendations I get from my fans :D

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HeSerpenty
13th Nov 2016, 4:10 AM

Ooo really cool angles in this page!

III think Jaunt is underestimating them a bit tho :'D

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MistakeNPotatoes
14th Nov 2016, 12:22 PM

Thanks - gotta keep the dialogue pages visually interesting somehow? :')

He might be, but he is considering pursuing them outside of his 'jurisdiction', so he recognizes a threat at least!

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Skweeee
13th Nov 2016, 5:10 PM

Hi MistakenPotatoes! I'm doing well (in spite of my latest bout of laziness when it comes to drawing). How are you doing?

Great page!!!

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MistakeNPotatoes
14th Nov 2016, 12:21 PM

It's been a lazy week for drawing for me, too. I try and I try to shake it but it keeps being a problem :I

I'm doing alright, I suppose, otherwise. Thank you! And thank you! :D

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MrbagOguts
15th Nov 2016, 12:45 AM

I love this story.

I would like to take a moment to say that so far I love this story.

I accidentally stumbled across this story while doing research for a presentation about H.P.Lovecraft,and already I love the characters and the thought put behind the plot and universe.

Thank you for putting in the time and effort to make a great story.

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MistakeNPotatoes
15th Nov 2016, 1:11 PM

Ah, thank you! :')

Comments like these make me so happy, I'm just glad that it's left an impact. I know it's really untraditional for a Lovecraft style story, but it's great that you like it regardless!

Good luck with your presentation; convert some people, won't you? Mwahahaha!

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