pt. 1 ch. 10 - Page 10

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MistakeNPotatoes
20th Dec 2017, 5:00 PM

Well!

I posted this very late. I'm sorry :(

I had to deal with some family stuff this morning, and some errands related to getting some work, and then by the time I got home I realized I hadn't posted the page. A smarter version of me would have scheduled it to be uploaded, but... well, that's clearly a me from a different dimension.

I'm deeply sorry, I'm going to try and avoiding posting late in the future!

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joeyballast
20th Dec 2017, 5:23 PM

You are all kinds of forgiven. Partly because it's no biggy and partly because for the last two months I've posted INCOMPLETE PAGES. Ugh.

YOU'RE USING THE REAL ELDER SIGN! I always see that weird pentagram they use in the board games when people talk about it. So cool!

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MistakeNPotatoes
20th Dec 2017, 5:49 PM

Well, my dude, I'd argue your unfinished pages look better than a lot of my finished ones, so I don't think there's much to complain about there :D

AND YES! The real deal! I am both not certain if I can legally use the other one and not a fan of it. Also this is the one that HPL himself drew! It just feels more genuine..

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...(RockB)
20th Dec 2017, 7:50 PM

Can't unsee it: This symbol symbolizes the ribs of a leaf. HPL had a knack for encryption, and breaking them. So what could the symbol of a leaf mean. There is obviously a hidden meaning...

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MistakeNPotatoes
22nd Dec 2017, 11:35 AM

I think he probably took it to the grave with him.. unless it's in one of the hundreds of thousands of letters he sent in his lifetime, heh.

HPL was really an AOL chatroom denizen before AOL existed.

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Myetel
20th Dec 2017, 8:04 PM

Obviously, it's there to say 'Leaf Earth alone!'

...I'm so sorry, I'm not sure what came over me. It was like a compulsion. :D

More seriously, now I have to go read up on the Elder Sign, and I really like the serious expression that our FBI friend has near the end before declining to give them further clues. ...

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MistakeNPotatoes
22nd Dec 2017, 11:36 AM

Bwahaha XD

I love it. God, what if that was actually the meaning? :')

Thank you, though, I was hoping that the less carefree version of Roy would shine through for a moment there. He's usually pretty non-threatening.

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Taily
20th Dec 2017, 11:51 PM

Oh my god, leylines!! I get really excited whenever I recognize the weird paranormal stuff mentioned in this comic :')

I love Roy's smirk, lookit those big fat lips, he's great.

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MistakeNPotatoes
22nd Dec 2017, 11:38 AM

Haha, you know it! I love the idea of leylines, personally, very cool concept :)

Haha, yeah, that panel weirded me out a little bit but as usual I stopped fussing over it in order to move on and get things done. I think this was one of the pages I did that week where I made three pages in a week so the quality slipped a little..

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Mgnostic
21st Dec 2017, 12:54 AM

So Roy, are you a good witch or a bad witch?

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MistakeNPotatoes
22nd Dec 2017, 11:38 AM

Hahaha, do we drop a house on you or a bucket of water? Which is it!?

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Mada
21st Dec 2017, 11:25 AM

Reminder that "Roy Filipek" has the same number of syllables as Nyarlathotep. Gonna guess he's another one of Nyarly's "masks" and he's luring Clara and Chase in as a "keep your enemies closer" scheme so he can dispose of them if necessary.

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MistakeNPotatoes
22nd Dec 2017, 11:39 AM

This is one of the cooler speculations I've seen, again :)

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Taily
22nd Dec 2017, 12:17 PM

REMINDER that ROY FILIPEK is an anagram of I POKY RIFLE so he's DEFINITELY going to SHOOT someone at SOME point

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Mr. Casual
21st Dec 2017, 12:44 PM

I'm actually kind of a fan of the "warped pentagram with a flaming eye"--mostly because I really like August Derleth's additions to the Mythos--but there's something nice about the simplistic look of Lovecraft's original. Plus, it still has all kinds of hidden meaning.

I've also seen some attempts to combine the two. It's interesting to see interpretations of it.

I mean, realistically, why would there be only one great symbol of power?

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MistakeNPotatoes
22nd Dec 2017, 11:40 AM

Oh I like the other sign, too, I just felt like going for something different here :)

I'll have to look up and see if I can find any of those attempts to combine them, that sounds weird..

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Thracecius
21st Dec 2017, 6:36 PM

Okay, I appreciate your caution with the information here, Roy, but you're creeping me out a little bit, especially after that comment about his name having the same number of syllables as our good 'ol friend Nyarl. Don't let me down dude, not with Clara's life in the balance, capiche?

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MistakeNPotatoes
22nd Dec 2017, 11:41 AM

Heheheh... it seems that people are reading into this character the way I intended :)

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Bob Mozark
22nd Dec 2017, 10:20 AM

A classic stratagem. Give her just enough information to have her follow the path you have laid out for her, all the while she thinks that she is making the choice of her own free will.

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MistakeNPotatoes
22nd Dec 2017, 11:41 AM

Oh yeah. You KNOW the decision has already been made.

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MadJak91
22nd Dec 2017, 1:04 PM

It is probably info people like Roy have access to but even then he is slightly suspicious in my opinion. I am not sure if what he says is the reason or the fact that he does not want to say what is up.
Since normally you do not have many option to think about: The gods either want to destroy everything or enslave it. Usually :D

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...(RockB)
22nd Dec 2017, 3:48 PM

Thinking about it, I wouldn't like all of this. Roy, who clearly knows more than he lets out, tells them thapeople who get involved with the black man tend to not live long. So what would you do if you're interested in your existence to continue and as healthy as possible? Get away from the scene, of course. Then Roy explains some very general but apparently important stuff that has (yet) nothing to do with them, but leaves out why it's important and what should be done or is supposed to happen or must prevented from happening - does he want to use them as a bait or a distraction for the black man, knowing that the black man has an eye on Chase? And then, suggesting that they should make a decision (of what, commit to do whatever Roy didn't tell them? Not to forget that Roy promised to say something about the time loss that Chase experienced, but didn't.

The whole meeting is so fishy that I can smell it here, half the earth over.

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dibbit
25th Jul 2018, 6:29 PM

never trust a man with eyebrows more wiggly than your own.

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MistakeNPotatoes
28th Jul 2018, 6:31 PM

For sure, hah!

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