pt. 1 ch. 10 - Page 24
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MistakeNPotatoes
7th Feb 2018, 11:30 AM

I'm gonna dedicate part of today to going back and replying to previous comments - I've fallen real far behind. I hope everyone has a good day!

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Mgnostic
7th Feb 2018, 1:24 PM

Wow, Barry has come quite a way in his change! I wonder how much Innsmouth time has passed. Even allowing for the the fact that the Deep Ones are drawn with more detail there seem to be some significant changes for Barry. I continue to enjoy the Deep Ones as characters and not just plot devices.

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MadJak91
7th Feb 2018, 2:34 PM

Good question I actually wanted to ask...
How much time has fictionally passed since the beginning? Because it is hard when years passed in reality... lmao

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Thracecius
8th Feb 2018, 1:30 PM

Based upon a rough estimation of the events to date, I'd hazard to guess that it's only been a few weeks, maybe as long as a couple of months, since the beginning of the story. It takes a long time to tell a tale this detailed in a visual format. :)

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MadJak91
9th Feb 2018, 1:57 PM

Oh! I agree! But it is always cool to have a time stamp once in a while so I can have some perspective on the timeline. Following something for a long time in reality messes it up a bit :D
I guess it is the opposite with videogames. But those are already finished when you bu-- ... nah, not anymore. lmao

Like some of the popular manga went for hundreds of pages for years and then at the end you found out they fictionally lasted for what? Like two years? Time sure flies D:

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MistakeNPotatoes
10th Feb 2018, 4:51 PM

Haha, I know what you guys mean :) Sorry for taking some time to answer, but yeah, since the comic started roughly two weeks have passed. The biggest time skip was at the start of Chapter 8, before that only about 3 days had passed :I

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MadJak91
7th Feb 2018, 2:38 PM

It is good when Jaunt is upfront with his boys.
It is kinda funny because most of them time Jaunt was saved by his boys who sustained severe injures. Jack, Marco, Hugh... All almost sacrificed themselves when Jaunt was not capable of fighting on his own (artifact, anchor...).
He probably harbors a lot of guilt as well because of that :/

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Thracecius
8th Feb 2018, 1:28 PM

You make a good point, and now it sets me to wondering: does Jaunt have a conscience, or is he simply emulating empathy for his minions? Was it inherent to his transformation to sentience, or did he always have it as a living creature?

Jaunt is a great character to provoke such musings! :)

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MadJak91
9th Feb 2018, 2:01 PM

THAT is also a good point.
I think Jaunt is a good team leader though. I like that :>

But yes. I trust that he is always himself. While he does need his boys (proven time and time again) I think other monsters would be colder even then. He is very fair so fair. Very.
I would hazard a guess that his feral mind had to have at least some of that inside him already. Then he just absorbed the better parts of leadership.
Welp. He probably did not have to sit through a whole team leading/project managing presentation though :/

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MistakeNPotatoes
10th Feb 2018, 4:56 PM

Hahaha, no, no presentations XD

It's cool to see speculation on his character like this! The idea behind Jaunt was to set up this powerful badass of a character that's never known what failure was like, only to have it happen multiple times in rapid succession. Through that process, the 'soldiers' he's surrounded himself with, and previously only really treated with what he knows is a respectful tone, he finally begins to actually see their real strengths and sacrifices.

Over time, essentially, he goes from an almost sociopathic platitude-delivering boss, to a more compassionate leader with genuine respect.

:)

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Bob Mozark
8th Feb 2018, 10:44 AM

Even with all the problems he is dealing with, Jaunt takes the time to keep Barry in the loop. Soon, Barry will no longer have a reason to worry about what is happening on the dry land.

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...(RockB)
8th Feb 2018, 9:40 PM

I don't think the deep ones are mindless creatures, the one who found the cactuar-like figure was a fully developed deep one, wasn't he?

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Mgnostic
9th Feb 2018, 10:54 AM

The Deep Ones, as originally created by HPL, weren't much more than a plot device as were most of the people of Innsmouth. As he wrote them they were a reflection of his beliefs and prejudices. They provided an antagonistic force for his character to battle against. As compared to the short stories that HPL was writing for the pulps of the day, modern story tellers have both the time and the willingness to explore the other characters.

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MadJak91
9th Feb 2018, 2:02 PM

I also do not think they are mindless creatures but I do think their fate is worse that way.
I mean... What do they do? Spend the rest of their lives underwater in some cave serving the higher beings? This is not ideal but at least you can still enjoy most human entertainment :/

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MistakeNPotatoes
10th Feb 2018, 5:00 PM

I'm sure the oceanscape has so much more to explore than human land does at this point :) And remember, this is the 20s! This is before everyone was addicted to TV, or computers or games or tablets/phones. They had games they played in meat-space and TALKED and other things, haha.

Knowing Barry he'd find some way to play a gambling game, heheheh

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MadJak91
11th Feb 2018, 3:15 PM

Definitely :D
Maybe because the ocean evokes the feeling of loneliness to me. Deep underwater is even worse. Darkness and isolation.
Does that make sense?
So while I do hope the fishmen have stuff to do, I still cannot shake off the feeling that it is a pretty grim fate down at the bottom of the ocean :/

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Bob Mozark
9th Feb 2018, 10:35 AM

I meant in the sense of his having a new world to live in and I am sure that, in time, memories of his life on land will fade away.

Like that old saying, you can never go back home again.

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MistakeNPotatoes
10th Feb 2018, 4:58 PM

Perhaps in time! But eventually his friends will be joining him (... maybe) and they will enjoy an eternal life as friends beneath the waves :D (... again, maybe...)

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Taily
10th Feb 2018, 10:34 PM

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melancholy French comic panel of the year, I love it

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MistakeNPotatoes
15th Feb 2018, 11:24 AM

Hah! I was told that it looked like a french comic panel by someone else, too, that's crazy!

I've never even read a french comic because I don't parlay voo francy

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Taily
15th Feb 2018, 10:34 PM

Something about the composition and the way Jaunt's eyes are shaded over is just very French I think!! That's wild that you've been told this by two people separately haha

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