pt. 1 ch. 9 - Page 34

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MistakeNPotatoes
18th Oct 2017, 10:30 AM

Just a few more details about that meeting.

Hope everyone's week is going alright so far!

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Mgnostic
18th Oct 2017, 10:39 AM

Panel 2:
Yesss my lovelies, tell me more.

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MistakeNPotatoes
18th Oct 2017, 9:53 PM

Pff, yeah, that's about right :'D

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Mr. Casual
18th Oct 2017, 10:53 AM

If this "Black Man" is who I think it is, it's very intriguing that he'd help Chase. :o

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MistakeNPotatoes
18th Oct 2017, 9:53 PM

Very interesting to see more and more people align with this theory :)

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Sturzkampf
19th Oct 2017, 3:43 PM

The Enemy of my Enemy is my friend. Or possibly he's looking for an ablative point man.

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MistakeNPotatoes
20th Oct 2017, 11:01 AM

Sure! Throw less important people into the frontline? Could be XD

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Microraptor
18th Oct 2017, 11:32 AM

The "Pale Beast" or the "Creep from the Hill" - two not very nice though accurate nicknames for Jaunt??

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MistakeNPotatoes
18th Oct 2017, 9:53 PM

You got it!

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...(RockB)
20th Oct 2017, 2:02 PM

By which we have another... thing.. to do to your opponent: Make them (him/it?) appear inhuman. On one hand, it makes your underlings/helpers not develop any qualms towards them, on the other hand, your underlings/helpers will underestimate the opponent. Might be exactly what you want...

Edit: Not to say that Jaunt is exactly human. Then again... while he is clearly not human... you know...

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MistakeNPotatoes
21st Oct 2017, 10:33 AM

No no, I understand what you mean :) Yeah, giving them nicknames instead of using their actual name seems to give them a little less power and alienate them. I know I currently do that with a certain political figure these days... XD

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...(RockB)
23rd Oct 2017, 1:20 AM

(There's a certain political figure that I can't think a nickname for, at least not a nickname that wouldn't still feel too honorable. E.g. "Stomp" doesn't feel adequate, it seem too mild...)

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Myetel
18th Oct 2017, 11:52 AM

*eyebrows rise* I'm not the best with the original canon, but the only entity that matches that description . . . *looks it up to be sure*

. . . huh. Nyarty is either testing Jaunt, or is playing a really, really deep game.

Or Google has failed me. Also possible.

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MistakeNPotatoes
18th Oct 2017, 9:54 PM

I will continue to not comment on speculation, but know that I am tickled XD

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Taily
18th Oct 2017, 12:45 PM

I LOVE HOW MUCH ROY SMILES, he is my ray of sunshine in this comic. I literally don't care what his motivations are.

Also "The Creep From The Hill" is one of my favorite Beatles songs!

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MistakeNPotatoes
18th Oct 2017, 9:56 PM

He's like Jaunt in human form! Except smiles instead of smirks. He's just brimming with positivity most of the time!

And yeah, I remember that song! "Heyyy, Creep from the Hill! What did you kill? Creep from the Hill!"

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MadJak91
18th Oct 2017, 1:07 PM

I guess that is another player of unknown allegiance kinda like Thigg. They do not necessarily ally themselves with humans thought it is convenient while the monsters seem to be the enemy. Jaunt especially if he is the supposed "pale one". Hm.

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MistakeNPotatoes
18th Oct 2017, 9:57 PM

Very possible that it's another faction taking advantage of allies of convenience. But really, am I just going to keep introducing factions until the cows come home? :)

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Garanhir
19th Oct 2017, 9:01 AM

Do the Cows make up yet another faction?

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MistakeNPotatoes
19th Oct 2017, 10:00 AM

Ah! You guessed it! They're secretly filling the ozone with methane and choking us out over time. The bastards!

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...(RockB)
20th Oct 2017, 2:20 PM

Well that... N... But thinking about it, would you ask such a question if you don't intent to do exactly that? ;D

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MadJak91
20th Oct 2017, 2:54 PM

I am all for eldritch cows tbh. How would they even look like??
lmao :D

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MistakeNPotatoes
21st Oct 2017, 10:34 AM

@Rock - I don't know, WOULD I!? :D

@Jak - Dude I don't even know. I'd have to make a number of sketches to even start figuring that one out lol.

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Thracecius
18th Oct 2017, 3:48 PM

Roy in this scene = kid in candy store. :)

As previously noted, I am liking Roy more and more as he is revealed, not because I -trust- him, per-say, but because he's an interesting character. Were he to turn out to be yet another antagonist to Chase and Clara, presuming of course that they ARE the protagonists, then I wouldn't be shocked, but I would find it to be an unfortunate turn of events, mainly because he seems to be the best equipped "ally" they've encountered so far.

Honest assessment? I think that Roy will be "on their side" so long as they are useful to him, but otherwise his motives are unclear. Half the fun is going to be finding out where things go from here and what role he has in the story. Considering it's Lovecraft-themed though, I wouldn't be at all surprised if he ends up a casualty along the way, because that's just what to expect from the unexpected. ;)

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MistakeNPotatoes
18th Oct 2017, 10:08 PM

Oh yeah, he's super pleased to hear details about this.

I'm glad that you like him, though, I was hoping the character would gel with people and not be an irritating outsider from the cast, heh. In terms of protagonists, I like to think I have a cast of protagonists that are each others antagonists. It's a little tough to make that WORK in terms of finding out who the 'main' character is, but I like to think that sorta shifts.

Some characters definitely have a more definitive character arc, though. Anyway, I think people will dig the direction Roy and Imemi go :) I hope you do!

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...(RockB)
20th Oct 2017, 2:32 PM

> I like to think I have a cast of protagonists that are each others antagonists. It's a little tough to make that WORK in terms of finding out who the 'main' character is, but I like to think that sorta shifts.

That's how I understood it... OK, admittedly I thought & and think by now that Jaunt is the main character, and let's not forget Irwin & Thigg... But anyway, this, telling the story from different character's viewpoints, is the thing I love the most about TU:SOI, or at least the 2nd most when the best is how you make the monsters not be outright monsters, but still clearly very alien.

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MistakeNPotatoes
21st Oct 2017, 10:37 AM

Jaunt probably has the most development and the largest "character arc" so he's essentially the main character, but in a way so is Irwin. Admittedly it seems like Chase, Clara, Jack and Hugh are more side characters than I originally intended.

I'm glad that the way they're all written is working for you, that's essentially the goal I set out to accomplish - to 'humanize' eldritch horrors.. some of them anyway.

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That Guy Over There
18th Oct 2017, 9:11 PM

We've been getting the impression from chapter one that Nyarlathotep is playing a bigger game. It makes sense, though: Nyar isn't a servant of Cthulhu or Yog Soth-oth, but instead a servant of Azatoth, the heaviest of heavyweights in the mythos. In fact, Nyarlathotep, Yog-Sothoth, Cthulhu, Tsathoggua, Shub-Niggurath, and many other major players in Lovecraft's mythos were direct descendants of Azatoth. So, Nyar isn't necessarily here to make Yog's or Jaunt's life easier. Nyar is a servant of the 'blind idiot god', so there's absolutely no telling what his game plan might be, since there's no telling what his true master's will might be from moment to moment. Nyar might be here solely to make sure that no one ever gets too far ahead in the game: After all, a player who gets too strong might try to supplant 'dear old dad' as the center of the universe. And given that Yog-Sothoth's plans seem to be nearing completion, now would probably be the best time to start throwing monkey wrenches into the works.

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MistakeNPotatoes
18th Oct 2017, 10:10 PM

Very strong speculation, as per usual - it makes me happy to see this theory coming to light, I don't believe it's been showing up in the comments until just a couple pages ago. In terms of Nyarlathotep's potential motivations, you're spot on. Beyond that, I reserve my right to not comment on said speculation ;)

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Bob Mozark
19th Oct 2017, 11:36 AM

Did the amulet work?

Follow-up question: I wonder if it can be duplicated?

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MistakeNPotatoes
20th Oct 2017, 11:04 AM

It sure did! They're just silently debating whether or not they should admit the wholly crazy story to this stranger or hide the truth, heh.

In terms of duplication, good question! It's constructed with particular materials though, so you might be able to duplicate it with something else? Might be less, or more effective...

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