Pt. 1 Ch. 7 - Page 27

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MistakeNPotatoes
4th Jan 2017, 11:30 AM

Back to the manor - Jaunt and Hugh have a chat again! :D I like writing these two together, I hope you guys like the scene to come.

I'm working on the last two pages of this chapter this week, a healthy 4 week buffer ahead in case the seasonal depression swings back in to screw up my productivity, heh. In good news, the model I've commissioned is well underway, and it's looking very good so far. I'll show you guys the finished product before I start hunting down a printer - I don't imagine it will be too long now.

Be well!

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joeyballast
4th Jan 2017, 2:27 PM

I gotta say. I want Hugh's hat. Also his fancy scarf. Maybe that jacket.

It's a good look, is what I'm tryin' to say.

Oh yeah. Totally those gloves, too.

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MistakeNPotatoes
4th Jan 2017, 2:55 PM

Hahaha :D I'm glad you like it! It looks uh, warm...

Thank you for reminding me I need to super binge Cato the earliest chance I get.

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MadJak91
4th Jan 2017, 3:02 PM

Hugh wears his cool scarf like I used to. Until I learned to wear it similarly to Jaunt. Until I stopped wearing scarves altogether because the extra freaking FIVE MINUTES you need to put it on were enough to miss things :/

Anyway. Yup, yup! I think Barry did fix it. It would not matter because a personality check is a personality check but fixing is an active experiment to get such results!

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MistakeNPotatoes
5th Jan 2017, 2:25 PM

Ah but back in these days you had nothing BUT time to put on scarves because what else were you going to do that day? We're so much more productive these days, we have to try and fill our lives with as much as we can, heh.

I'm gonna just let people feel however they like about Barry and whether he fixed it. He did either or in my head, the important part was as you said, it didn't matter in the end. He got Hugh to crumple under intimidation alone :D

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Mgnostic
5th Jan 2017, 12:04 AM

"Of course the game is rigged. Don't let that stop you- If you don't play, you cant win."-Robert Heinlein.
Deep one motivational speaking; Barry is trying to show Hugh that it is his passive outlook that cost him the game, not whether or not it was rigged. If the Jaunt figurine goes over well, then my vote for the next one would be Hugh.

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MistakeNPotatoes
5th Jan 2017, 2:27 PM

Yep, Barry's taking Hugh but the metaphorical collar and shaking some backbone into him, heh.

In terms of figs, I'd have to come up with a plan for those. Jaunt was the easy first pick as he's kind of the comic mascot but I think that Jack might be just a touch more popular than Hugh... I'll need to hold a vote. I want to get them all made eventually though, and this artist I'm working with is so talented I would easily go to him for all of them.

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Bob Mozark
5th Jan 2017, 11:34 AM

I wonder if the Deep Ones are affected by the cold when they are out of water. Hence the scarf.

Wearing a scarf or ascot is something old men often do to hide their scrawny necks. Ascots are often used by movie/TV/theater costume managers as an overt indication that the elderly character is a roue (or rakehell).

That is why the ascot looks so ridiculous on Fred's neck in the Scooby-Doo cartoons.

Jaunt, on the other hand, just looks better in an ascot. <g>

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MistakeNPotatoes
5th Jan 2017, 2:31 PM

You know that's a good point - I figure it like this since I have the same problem: Probably cold wind or wind in general is uncomfortable, not necessarily the cold?

The ocean gets cold but there's no harsh wind to simultaneously chill and dry your skin, which I figure would be more of a problem for them :)

I never thought about Fred's ascot that way, though, I have to say - I thought it was an interesting costume piece for him but I can see why that would throw people off, hah!

Meanwhile, to say Jaunt rocks an ascot/scarf/cravat appropriately is an accurate statement I think. Rakehell? Yeah, pretty good descriptor :)

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Mgnostic
6th Jan 2017, 10:48 AM

If Freddie was around he could collect SSI by now. The appearance of Scooby and the gang's wardrobe locked down around 1969 so I always figured that the cravat was a 60's thing. With Freddie the cravat would be an affectation while with Jaunt it seems much more a part of the overall package. As I type this I wonder if Jaunt is really a "he" or is that a more personable convention than "it"?

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MistakeNPotatoes
6th Jan 2017, 5:08 PM

It's true, Jaunt without some sort of Cravat or Ascot adornment looks pretty strange, his most recent outfit was a good indicator of that, heh.

In terms of Jaunt's gender, I figure he chose to be regarded as male because of the time period he's in and the ease of command in that role. In terms of sex though, or what 'gender' Jaunt represented before he was awoken, I haven't actually thought about it, heh. Dimensional shamblers are probably complicated...

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Mgnostic
6th Jan 2017, 6:25 PM

Ol' Jaunt isn't just a dimensional shambler any more. I wonder if he will pine for the company of another shambler.

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MistakeNPotatoes
7th Jan 2017, 11:56 AM

Oh dear, perhaps - or maybe for someone/something else entirely? It's hard for me to imagine Jaunt as anything other than Asexual or Pansexual, haha! Not terribly important to the story so it's not something I've thought about a lot :D

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azureXtwilight
6th Jan 2017, 6:28 PM

Nope, he totally fixed it with a straight face

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MistakeNPotatoes
7th Jan 2017, 11:56 AM

Heheheh >:)

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Taily
20th Jan 2017, 8:21 PM

These fishmen are pre dang cute yo

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MistakeNPotatoes
23rd Jan 2017, 11:31 AM

Barry's a smooth talker, heheh :)

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