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MistakeNPotatoes
14th Jul 2017, 10:30 AM

Ah... the LEAST bold strategy :D

Hey guys, I went and set up a Discord chatroom for Those Unknowable! There's a lot of cool people and you all have fun discussions so I thought maybe you'd all be interested in a space to shoot the breeze :)

You don't need to download the program to join the chat, but it does make it a little easier to use all the features. On top of that you can use discord on your mobile devices/tablets so you can open it up when you're bored abroad, heheh.

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keltyzoid!
14th Jul 2017, 11:18 AM

D E S C E N D

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MistakeNPotatoes
14th Jul 2017, 11:22 AM

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Myetel
14th Jul 2017, 11:41 AM

*Great* pullback and use of perspective to show exactly how overwhelming Nyar is as he/it hovers menacingly/protectively over Jaunt. Was at first a little puzzled by all the little "shots" coming out of Thigg. . . but then boom, portal. Love it. :)

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MistakeNPotatoes
14th Jul 2017, 8:29 PM

Ah, thank you! I really started coming back into my groove with this page I think, and I guarantee the 'shots' will make sense next page :D

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Holodrum
14th Jul 2017, 12:18 PM

Ah, yes. The better part of valor, and the sincerest form of flattery all in one motion. Thigg is truly a very respectful formless abomination.

As much as I'd love to see what Nyarly is capable of, I want Jaunt to get the medical attention he needs even more. So a quick resolution to this encounter may benjust what the doctor ordered.

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Holodrum
14th Jul 2017, 12:22 PM

Also, here's a question. Does Irwin feel any pain based on Thigg's metamorphoses? Up until this point I would have said no, but the ways Irwin is posed in panels 3 and 4 make it look like he felt something unpleasant.

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MistakeNPotatoes
14th Jul 2017, 8:32 PM

I think Nyarlathotep flexing his capabilities would probably not be a good sight to see :')

In terms of whether or not Irwin feels pain - things that Thigg does independently like growing these spikes, I would say no, but he can still feel pain. Thigg has a psychic and chemical bond that allows him to tackle pain and shock from different angles, effectively giving him "override" capability with some basic functions.

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kyrtuck
14th Jul 2017, 1:53 PM

Tsk, and afterall that build up and us expecting one of them to go.

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MistakeNPotatoes
14th Jul 2017, 8:33 PM

Sorry! I know it's a bit of a let down, but there's a purpose :)

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Myetel
14th Jul 2017, 10:08 PM

It's far too early, plot-wise, for a major character death. This is the opening skirmish. :D Let it build!

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MistakeNPotatoes
15th Jul 2017, 12:12 PM

It feels like it's much later in the plot because of human time XD Oh well, I think you're right!

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Microraptor
14th Jul 2017, 2:08 PM

Aaaaaand... strategic retreat!

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MistakeNPotatoes
14th Jul 2017, 8:34 PM

Strategic, sure, graceful? Hm.

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Holodrum
19th Jul 2017, 9:47 AM

I'd say just as graceful as upside-down roof dive.

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MadMango
14th Jul 2017, 2:20 PM

When danger reared its ugly head Sir Thigg bravely turned his (tail?) and fled...

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MistakeNPotatoes
14th Jul 2017, 8:34 PM

it bravely ran away, away! :'D

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MadJak91
14th Jul 2017, 2:32 PM

Thigg is a total boss. He might as well be higher ranking but I am only guessing. Why? Because I think him outsmarting quite a few people means that he maybe fought or has info on them. No idea.
Nyarlathotep would know so I am hoping for that :D

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MistakeNPotatoes
14th Jul 2017, 8:48 PM

Remember this whole thing started with an ambush though :D And he was ready to kill Jaunt from the onset, so he came prepared while no other party did.

Nyarlathotep, though, he's uh, he doesn't really need to prepare as much :)

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Myetel
14th Jul 2017, 10:11 PM

The fact that the author's avatar *is* Thigg is probably somewhat telling. ;)

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MistakeNPotatoes
15th Jul 2017, 11:43 AM

I just wanted to change things up because it's usually Jaunt!

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Taily
14th Jul 2017, 4:06 PM

Shoop baboop, into the abyss with ya!
I'm amazed that Irwin is still conscious!! I would probably be dead from motion sickness at this point.

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MistakeNPotatoes
14th Jul 2017, 8:53 PM

Irwin's either superhuman or being chemically enhanced by Thigg enough that he doesn't have to worry about it, heh :'D

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Twilight
14th Jul 2017, 5:10 PM

Team Thigg is blasting off again!

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MistakeNPotatoes
14th Jul 2017, 8:53 PM

*twinkle*

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Mr. Casual
14th Jul 2017, 6:18 PM

Insert Curly and/or Zoidberg-esque "WHOOP-WHOOP-WHOOP-WHOOP!" during the running away.

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MistakeNPotatoes
14th Jul 2017, 8:53 PM

Pfffhahaha! I totally hear it now XD

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Mgnostic
14th Jul 2017, 8:54 PM

I think Zoidberg since he also can fire off a distraction before making his exit.

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MistakeNPotatoes
15th Jul 2017, 11:41 AM

Oh god you're right XD Is Thigg's default voice going to be Zoidberg now?

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Mr. Casual
15th Jul 2017, 4:54 PM

"Hooray! I'm useful!"

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MistakeNPotatoes
15th Jul 2017, 5:12 PM

If I pinch my cheeks out I can do a near perfect impression of zoidberg.

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Mada
14th Jul 2017, 7:16 PM

Ah pooey, it says the Discord invite is either invalid or expired :(

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MistakeNPotatoes
14th Jul 2017, 8:28 PM

I didn't know that was a thing! I have now set up a permanent invite, I'm sorry! D:

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Memoria Caelestie
14th Jul 2017, 11:27 PM

You know what I would be freaking out if I was Irwin! also really like the 3 and 4 panel! so goooood tho!

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MistakeNPotatoes
15th Jul 2017, 11:42 AM

Irwin's a trooper, apparently!!

Thank you so much :D

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Mgnostic
15th Jul 2017, 9:54 AM

Reading panel six in the voice of Jackie Gleason.

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MistakeNPotatoes
15th Jul 2017, 11:42 AM

That's fair :') Thigg's doing all kinds of impressions now!

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...(RockB)
15th Jul 2017, 10:25 PM

Ohh fireworks! *gggg*

Performing an escape from Nyarlahotep and Jaunt is quite impressive... well, we don't know whether it worked, yet.

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MistakeNPotatoes
19th Jul 2017, 11:01 AM

It's true! In both regards :D

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Bob Mozark
16th Jul 2017, 8:49 AM

Now we have a better level of Thigg's power ranking: Enough to give Jaunt serious trouble, not enough to take on one of the outer gods.

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...(RockB)
16th Jul 2017, 4:19 PM

Which reminds me of the question, whom does Thigg support?
Not Jaunt, not Nyarlahotep, therefore, by proxy, not the deep ones, who seem to support Cthulhu. So who's left? Someone we don't know yet? Or only himself?

Oh btw: This chat-thingie wants a valid email address, and then it offered me to download an a Windows program, alas, I don't have Windows: Here's 100% Linux :D

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Holodrum
19th Jul 2017, 9:55 AM

I don't remember Thigg saying he's endorsed by or serving any of the Major Powers. But he did mention near the beginning that he was a shadow of his former self, or some such foreshadowing.
Maybe he IS a Major Power, laid low by an extra dimensional rival like the King in Yellow, and is now trying to claw his way back up to full strength by tapping the Earth's abundant Aetheric energy reserves. Which would make the earliest scenes with Thigg both world-building dialogue, and a display of foreshadowed resources.

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MistakeNPotatoes
19th Jul 2017, 11:12 AM

All of this speculation and all I can say is that it makes me happy :D You guys really do bring a smile to my face.

@Rock it looks like you've got it working now? It's weird that Discord doesn't work on Linux, it seems pretty open source!

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