Pt. 1 Ch. 7 - Page 34
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MistakeNPotatoes
27th Jan 2017, 11:30 AM

Daaaamn. Heh, in retrospect this whole scene took way too long, something I've been really working on recently. Next chapter I'm trying to implement a much faster pace with the storytelling, I hope it'll be noticeable. Also, uh, not rushed.

I did some more voice stuff with Taily! Systemcat here on Comic Fury was looking for people to voice a little project they've been working on for a comic of theirs. I was originally supposed to just voice the little gremlin guy but then the people who said they would voice the other guy kinda dropped out and stopped communicating, so, I ended up voicing both! Tremble at my LACK OF RANGE!

Check it out here!

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T_Deines
27th Jan 2017, 12:20 PM

He's either a beast, or that thing be glass like. xD Geez.

Really awesome page, dude!

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That Guy Over There
27th Jan 2017, 1:03 PM

Intent... so that means that he can still get injured if he's stabbed or shot on accident? Or if he gets dropped off a rooftop, then the shock of impact when he reaches the bottom would still be fatal, since the ground has no 'Intent' to trigger the effect. Or if a piano falls on his head due to an accident? I mean, it's a great defense, don't get me wrong, but that does leave a lot of loopholes. Probably for the best: Whoever built it probably wouldn't want to have his invention be responsible for creating an invincible army of doom or something.

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Twilight
27th Jan 2017, 2:08 PM

Wearing a bullet proof vest doesn't make a person invincible against all forms of damage either. What it does is remove a range of things that can hurt you, which is useful even if it doesn't cover everything.

As for the blade snapping, Jaunt just gave him a letter opener. They're designed for opening letters and don't need to be made as rugged as combat knives.

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MistakeNPotatoes
27th Jan 2017, 9:43 PM

Hee hee, it's true.. the whole thing is meant to be pretty muddy, too, but to be more specific it's both the intent as perceived by the wearer and intent of the attacker. There's an awful lot of stuff in Lovecraft's mythos that is tied to the psychic, and I have a lot of it in my own story :)

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Twilight
27th Jan 2017, 11:07 PM

That's actually a good thing. If he was subjected to a contact (ie, skin absorbant) poison, he would definitely want the shot that delivers the antidote!

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Holodrum
30th Jan 2017, 12:47 PM

That does put the armor in a whole new light, and I love it even more now.
Doesn't get much better than a permanent stone skin enchantment, that is still susceptible to friendly fire. Or a random plant pot falling from a roof.

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MistakeNPotatoes
1st Feb 2017, 11:01 AM

It's true that it would enable him to get the antidote.. if he wasn't so scared of the needle that it would activate :D

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Twilight
27th Jan 2017, 2:09 PM

Sadly, that doesn't make him immune to the letter's contents. The IRS will still make him pay his taxes.

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MadJak91
27th Jan 2017, 2:41 PM

Intent to harm or kill? He knows he is going to get hurt or needs to tank so the amulet responds and his skin hardens?
Hm. That makes him still vulnerable to surprise attacks or maybe guns.
There is gotta be something else to the amulet as well :D
Or Jaunt worded it that way and it simply switches on and off when something hits.

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MistakeNPotatoes
28th Jan 2017, 8:23 AM

Kinda yeah :) It's a little difficult to explain, at least for me right now cause I had to wake up stupid early, heh.

I'm not sure Jaunt himself really understand fully how it works... the whole 'binding' method sure took him by surprise :D

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Torin3
27th Jan 2017, 2:59 PM

I've been ok with the pacing. The last few pages have been pretty good at showing the trust and comfort level between the two.

Fills out their character and motivations.

And since this is my first comment, thank you for the comic, I've really been enjoying as a fan of Lovecraftian mythos.

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MistakeNPotatoes
28th Jan 2017, 8:24 AM

Heyyy welcome to the comment section! I'm glad you like it, I do put a lot of work into it so it's always good to hear :)

And thank you, I just worry a lot because of how long it takes me to get through things, especially this whole 'webcomic time' thing where technically only like two and a half days have passed since the story started. Holy cow.

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Torin3
30th Jan 2017, 9:04 AM

At least you aren't at Grrl Power timeframes yet. The first big fight took probably an hour world time and ran about a year and a half in update time.

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Holodrum
30th Jan 2017, 12:49 PM

Ever read El Goonish Shive? It's pretty rough in that regard too.

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MistakeNPotatoes
1st Feb 2017, 11:03 AM

I haven't read either! Honestly these days I don't manage to sit down to do a lot of reading :I

I try not to compare my work too much to other people's, though :)

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systemcat
27th Jan 2017, 6:38 PM

Actually I work on that comic series solo. Taily came about working with me how you did. My plea for help in the forum.

It's only for voice acting do I ever tend to ask for help. When I heard your examples I thought "wow he'd sound better for voicing Jake than Mr. Harris did when that professional narrated Silver Light". When you showed an interest in the gremlin and proved good for that too, well your name came first in the credits with reason. Two roles.

The offer stands that I presented to you in PM. I hope you'll take it up. :-)

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MistakeNPotatoes
1st Feb 2017, 8:29 PM

Oh, I know! I didn't mean to imply otherwise if I did :)

I'm glad you were happy with my work at least :) In terms of your other offer, I'm afraid I'll have to decline as I can hardly find time to work on my own stuff XD

I really appreciate it, though!

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Tigershark06
27th Jan 2017, 11:39 PM

/Lurk Mode

Yeah... I've been lurking again... no excuses. I follow every update I just haven't had a whole lot to say... :)

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MistakeNPotatoes
28th Jan 2017, 8:43 AM

Dude! Don't even worry about it, I haven't kept up with Plague, I feel really bad :( I haven't been reading a lot of comics in general...

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Bob Mozark
28th Jan 2017, 9:46 AM

Interesting. Did the letter opener break because of Jaunt's device, or was it Hugh's strength.

I imagine that if he had pushed it into a brick wall, it would have broken in a similar fashion. Hugh is strong as an ox.

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MistakeNPotatoes
1st Feb 2017, 11:54 AM

Both! The impressive part is how it didn't puncture the skin, here :D

But yeah, now you have this strong guy with impervious skin! That's a better help for Hugh, as Jaunt said: a weapon isn't really his style :)

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Mgnostic
28th Jan 2017, 9:56 AM

It may have taken longer than you wanted but the detail work on Hugh comes across really well. I also liked the details on the letter opener. You captured the tendency of hard or brittle metals to throw flakes when they break.

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MistakeNPotatoes
1st Feb 2017, 12:07 PM

Oh! I just mean the scene itself is taking too long :) I always try to spend a good amount of time per page, always trying to figure out how to do what I do faster so I can try and eventually cram more details in without spending TOO long on the page.

I was just talking from a story perspective in the author notes up there :)

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HeSerpenty
30th Jan 2017, 5:55 AM

Ohhh NEAT! This little thing Jaunt gave to Hugh is gonna come in pretty handy!

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Taily
9th Jun 2017, 10:56 AM

He's so anime in that last panel ;o;
S-SORRY JAUNT-SAN

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...(RockB)
2nd Jul 2017, 4:45 PM

At this point, I'm getting a little... concerned about how nice and caring Jaunt is. I mean who wouldn't like to have a boss like Jaunt in that area of work?

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MistakeNPotatoes
2nd Jul 2017, 6:47 PM

I mean, to be fair, he did just have Hugh stab a strange biomechanical device into his hand...

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...(RockB)
6th Jul 2017, 5:18 PM

Fair enough... the worst part for me is that Jaunt wasn't all sure how the bonding/activating process would work. And we don't know whether there's a price to pay... but since Hugh is immortal, it would probably not be a shortened life expectancy. And the gain is: Neigh Invulnerability. Heck, I'd be interested!

Oh there's something I forgot last time - "It's supposed to react to intent" - in the 4th panel Hugh clearly displays serious intent to pierce his hand... so it works against everybody's intent to injure the wearer, even the wearer's own intent? Bad times for flu shots, it seems...

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