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MistakeNPotatoes
25th Aug 2017, 10:36 AM

Page 300! Oh my gosh I've been doing this for so long :'D

So uh.. Jaunt, not holding it together particularly well, huh? Hope you guys have a better weekend than this :)

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PeterVonBrown
25th Aug 2017, 10:44 AM

I'm currently making page 100 of my comic. But 300... wow, and congrats, dude! Thanks so much for all the great entertainment. It's very cool (and little disturbing) to see Jaunt unclothed, even more so that he's... icky, for lack of a better term. :)

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MistakeNPotatoes
25th Aug 2017, 6:51 PM

I was at 100 myself some time ago, you just keep pluggin'! :)

I'm glad you like it though! Thank you for stickin' around, even if shamblers shed their human clothing and expose gross chitiny torsos XD

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Mgnostic
25th Aug 2017, 10:45 AM

Congrats on the milestone!

Great anatomy detail on Jaunt. It's clear that even with a few holes poked in him he is still not a being to be messed with.

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MistakeNPotatoes
25th Aug 2017, 6:52 PM

Thank you! Yeah, he's still quite threatening, regardless of wounds. Those have healed up a little, but he's not helping them close right now...

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a.c.i.d.
25th Aug 2017, 11:23 AM

Congratulations on 300 pages! That's awesome. Also, it seems Jaunt is taking his freak-out to a whole new level. 0o0

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MistakeNPotatoes
25th Aug 2017, 6:52 PM

Thank you so much :D

Yeah, this probably isn't healthy...

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Kev
25th Aug 2017, 11:38 AM

300!?!? That's crazy! Congrats on the milestone! Now it's time to print some graphic novels!

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MistakeNPotatoes
25th Aug 2017, 6:53 PM

It IS crazy! I have been thinking about that, though, trust me!

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Microraptor
25th Aug 2017, 12:39 PM

I think I get it: For page 300, we get to see Jaunt's abs! ;-D
(Anyway, congratulations to page 300!)

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MistakeNPotatoes
25th Aug 2017, 6:53 PM

Would you believe me that it wasn't intentional? I drew the page and I was like "Oh hey, page 300. Oh. Of course." XD

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kyrtuck
25th Aug 2017, 1:15 PM

Yay, fanservice! And it only took 300 pages to get there!

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MistakeNPotatoes
25th Aug 2017, 6:53 PM

Not even intentional! XD But hey I held out longer than most!

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MadJak91
25th Aug 2017, 2:41 PM

That pissed? :/
At what though? His loss against Irwin? New debt to Nyarl? Jack taking his sweet time? Hugh injured?
Probably all of that. That would make sense...

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MistakeNPotatoes
25th Aug 2017, 6:54 PM

It all starts to stack up a little... and especially when life has been 'easy mode' so far...

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Sturzzeug@gmail.com
25th Aug 2017, 4:33 PM

Oh and Jack? When you get back, I need a new jacket.

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MistakeNPotatoes
25th Aug 2017, 6:54 PM

Right? Hahaha :D

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Twilight
26th Aug 2017, 10:22 PM

*waits for the moment when Jaunt remembers how much he paid for that suit* XD

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Mr. Casual
25th Aug 2017, 6:35 PM

Only fair for someone to go topless for a good milestone. Traditional.

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MistakeNPotatoes
25th Aug 2017, 6:54 PM

Not even on purpose I swear! But it did work out XD

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That Guy Over There
25th Aug 2017, 7:22 PM

Let us reflect, for a moment, upon Jaunt's state of mind.

There's a world of difference between simply believing that there's an all-knowing, omniscient being out there who watches everything you do and refuses to act for reasons unknowable (The human condition), and knowing with absolute certainty someone is there, and that in spite of your years of dedicated service, remains completely indifferent to your suffering (Jaunt's condition). Jaunt may have known of this before on an intellectual level, but now it has struck him on a more visceral level. Yog is out there, Jaunt knows this with certainty, as the only reason he is sapient is because of Yog's direct intervention. But that and being brought into the plan, was the full extent of Yog's intervention. Yog does not do anything to help Jaunt. Yog can see every possible outcome on the finite probability curve, and did not give Jaunt any kind of warning that this might happen. No assistance rendered, not even a phone call. Yog did nothing. Yog doesn't care about Jaunt. All Yog cares about is the plan, and Jaunt is simply a cog in the machine. An important and useful cog, but nonetheless a small and replaceable one. If Jaunt breaks, then he'll be replaced without Yog even batting an eye. That is the true horror of Lovecraft's works: That you, and by extension, all of humanity, are meaningless in the grand scheme of things, and your ultimate destiny is to be just another cog in an uncaring cosmic machine... and an incredibly tiny cog at that. And Jaunt has learned today that in this respect, he is no better than any other human.

That's what Jaunt is experiencing, right at this moment. No wonder he's ticked at his 'god'.

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MistakeNPotatoes
26th Aug 2017, 11:00 AM

Uh.. wow :D

I have to say that this is probably the most accurate character assessment I've seen so far. I don't really have a lot to add, but I will say that it brings me no small amount of joy to see that what I'm trying to convey has come across so well. Thank you very much for the validation :')

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Taily
25th Aug 2017, 9:07 PM

me when photoshop crashes and i hAVEN"T SAVED IN 2 HOURS

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MistakeNPotatoes
26th Aug 2017, 11:01 AM

ARE YOU WATCHING, ADOBE? TAKING NOTES!?

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Bob Mozark
26th Aug 2017, 8:28 AM

Congratulations on reaching the milestone of 300 pages. I can't count the number of interesting web comics that I started to read only to find them stalling after twenty pages or so.

Jaunt may look the foppish dandy, but under his chosen attire, his body is ripped. You were certainly paying attention in your life drawing classes or practice.

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MistakeNPotatoes
26th Aug 2017, 11:03 AM

I'm pretty happy with myself for managing to stick with it for this long, but I don't like to pat my own back too much :')

We're not necessarily looking at muscle here as he is meant to be insectoid, but I wanted to emulate the appearance. These are more plates that slide over each other and twist and bend so he can strike his ridiculous poses. His 'muscle' is the series of pumps and valves under the surface, hehe :)

Think a grasshopper, or something like that.

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Mgnostic
26th Aug 2017, 2:57 PM

That is part of what makes characters like Jaunt and Jack interesting. You have a couple of beings who didn't evolve here and don't even share the same physics/biochemistry. There's lots of room for giving them their own sets of strengths and weaknesses.

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Brian Biddle
30th Aug 2017, 10:10 AM

Was that the Pickman school of life drawing by any chance?

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MistakeNPotatoes
30th Aug 2017, 10:18 AM

Hah! You guessed it! XD

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azureXtwilight
27th Aug 2017, 5:15 AM

Am I seeing this wrong or he really DOES have extra nipples?

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MadMango
28th Aug 2017, 3:30 PM

Methinks those are bullet holes and various other punctures.

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MistakeNPotatoes
30th Aug 2017, 10:19 AM

Mango has it right, those are his wounds re-opening from the weird 'mouth' thing Thigg hit him with. I can see the confusion :')

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Synzin
27th Aug 2017, 8:23 AM

WOO! Take it all off, Jaunt you sexy thang!

Seriously though, they made a thinking, feeling creature and he's made a family for himself with the fish-men. Poor guy is hurting.

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crowwinters
28th Aug 2017, 8:10 PM

This is a fucking intense and perfectly timed page.

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...(RockB)
30th Aug 2017, 2:05 PM

Damn, I missed this. Late CONGRATULATIONS for the 300th page. Also, an even more belated congratulation for having passed the fourth year - Yay! (I just went back to see when the first page was posted, and now, in comparison with this page (which is IMHO awesome, it's the most extreme expression of emotion by one of your characters) I understand why you said you find the first page painful to look at. (But I still like the first page, even with comparison and admitting that this one is much better!)

What more can I say?

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Memoria Caelestie
31st Aug 2017, 4:51 PM

Shred onomatopoeia huh
more like shredded!
Wow 300 pages! that's a lot of pages! still pretty hooked! Really want to see this comic finish someday ya!

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