Chapter 5.19-- Justify

posted 14th Oct 2016, 9:30 PM

Chapter 5.19-- Justify
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view HeSerpenty's profile

14th Oct 2016, 9:30 PM


Momma-Bear what you up to?

Question: Would YOU guys want to hire the person you caught trying to steal from you the day before? XDD

OH SNAP, fun fact: We've only seen the outside portion of Etzel's shop.. but if you walk around that building there is an entrance to the inside :D. Just sayin!

Don't mind the brief scene set up-- gotta get us into the market place! We get to see some familiar faces again :D

We learn here tho that Keymen was thought to be KILLED, not just dead...aaand Gwynn blames herself. Wonder what happened there? We'll find out :3


Sorry guys for the late update. Been one of those weeks, you know? Alas...
Thanks so much for your patience and for reading! I appreciate you guys!

view Alicia's profile

14th Oct 2016, 9:34 PM



Also, dunno if I said it before, but I do love Merek's outfit. Or maybe just Merek. Both probably. >_>

view HeSerpenty's profile

15th Oct 2016, 12:59 AM


SOON!!! In comic time.... in OUR time..we still have to wait a bit X"D

LOololol I am so glad! :D

view Vivocateur's profile

14th Oct 2016, 9:45 PM


Oooh! How's this going to go down?!?
(So exciting.)

view HeSerpenty's profile

15th Oct 2016, 1:03 AM



And I am so glad!

view azureXtwilight's profile

14th Oct 2016, 9:59 PM


Lo and behold, she is at the marketplace again!

Fate (or the author) works in a funny way XD

view HeSerpenty's profile

15th Oct 2016, 1:03 AM



view DLKmusic's profile

14th Oct 2016, 11:42 PM


Ya know, Serpy, I saw this coming...

Save yourself an hour of grief arguing with her, Etzel! She's already made up her mind that you are going to hire Tia, so don't act like you actually have a say in the matter!

Great job again, Serpy!

P.S. Check your PM's please!

view HeSerpenty's profile

15th Oct 2016, 1:04 AM


LOL! YOu have the right idea! Soon as Gwynn says it's HER idea... ya gotta just do it man X"D

And thank you!

(Ps thank you for the PM! Got it all worked out! I think..XDD)

view MST3KFan's profile

15th Oct 2016, 2:43 AM


Hmm... Well, if you hire the person that stole from you in the first place, you could keep an eye on them this time, and maybe they could help you stop other potential thieves.

view HeSerpenty's profile

15th Oct 2016, 8:12 AM


This is very true!

view TheD-Wrek's profile

15th Oct 2016, 10:17 AM


Dat look on Gwynn's face... it's meme worthy. But which one..? X)

view HeSerpenty's profile

16th Oct 2016, 2:01 AM


Hahaha I don't know if I should be concerned! Lolol

view Proxy170's profile

15th Oct 2016, 10:51 AM


Wait whaaaat?? For so long??? And they were so young D: I dunno that things will go so smoothly at first, but I'm sure she'll come around...since we know she isn't over him yet (thankfully in one sense, but sadly so in another...)

view HeSerpenty's profile

16th Oct 2016, 2:02 AM


Yessss isn't it terrible! They haven't really EVER had it easy..those poor kids. Probably the only lights in each other's lives :")

Their love for one another is definitely both a blessing AND a curse for both of them X"D

15th Oct 2016, 3:28 PM


"How does one justify that?"

Well, he could tell her the actual reason(s) he didn't come back. Starting with "rumors of my death would've rapidly become less exaggerated."

view HeSerpenty's profile

16th Oct 2016, 2:03 AM


Alas... he's not used to not knowing what to do-- even the obvious is not obvious to him regarding this :'D LOL

view Seabiscuit's profile

15th Oct 2016, 4:27 PM


Ahhh man...
I can't waaaait for them to meet! It'll be so... ;~;

view HeSerpenty's profile

16th Oct 2016, 2:04 AM


Haha that is a perfect way to describe it!
I can't wait eitherrr... I been waiting so long!

15th Oct 2016, 4:53 PM


Yesss, /finally/ a reunion! I think the only thing that could make me happier would be the two of them teaming up to take on Kalavarik.

Ive definitely said it before, but I /really/ like Merek and Keymen's friendship. I seems to do both of them a lot of good. Look at Merek perking up in the seventh panel! And they both got really good advice out of this conversation. Ordering Merek to deal with Keymen was a terrible mistake of of the Council, and one that will (hopefully) come back to bite them.

Etzel's face,xD. I love everything about the last two panels, especially how supremely smug Gwynn looks about the entire thing. Also, I'm grinning like crazy at the Renwald and Tael down at the bottom. It's incredibly nice of you to put so much though into other people's characters; you've even thought through background shenanigans!

view HeSerpenty's profile

16th Oct 2016, 8:30 PM


Lolol!! I think you may be happy with a lot of things in store hehe :3

Yes absolutely both Merek and Keymen benefit a lot from each other's friendships. Now if they would both follow their own advice that they give to EACH OTHER maybe they would be set LOL. That Council be making a lot of mistakes lately hahahaha.

Thank you so much! I spent a lot of time oon the background in the last panel X"DD. AND onthe characters! I love having wonderful characters to work with so that even the background characters are fun to draw <33

(Btw I think I have thought up some new things for Mara and Tael that I wanted to run by you to see what ya think--- is DA still the best way to PM ya? As far as I can tell you're just a guest here on Comicfury so i can't PM ya <333. Let me know! :D)

17th Oct 2016, 4:31 PM


I'm not really on DA anymore. I'll probably make an account here so we can PM.

I'd love to hear your ideas!

view HeSerpenty's profile

17th Oct 2016, 4:40 PM


Wonderful!!! When/if you do, let me know so I can share them with ya! <3

view Matt Knab's profile

15th Oct 2016, 6:31 PM

Matt Knab

Well, she might be able to shore up shop security!

view HeSerpenty's profile

16th Oct 2016, 8:40 PM


haha yea that's for sure! XDD

view Slim Kittens's profile

15th Oct 2016, 6:58 PM

Slim Kittens

Etzel: "Alright, but only if you name a car after me."

view HeSerpenty's profile

16th Oct 2016, 9:07 PM


LOL how'd u know that was gonna be his next line? >__>

view ProfEtheric's profile

15th Oct 2016, 9:26 PM


Oh, wow... Keymen and Gwynn is going to be an incredible scene, I can already tell.

Hire the thief? Absolutely! (and not just 'cause she's cute...) She can probably spot other thieves!

view HeSerpenty's profile

16th Oct 2016, 9:20 PM


I sure hope so, Prof! It's been a LOT of build up X"D

Haha and YUS I agree! Takes one to know one, right? XD (tho Gwynn DID say she's not very good at it :P)

view Ltger's profile

16th Oct 2016, 2:49 AM


18 years?

Bet Keymen is Hizruks dad.

view HeSerpenty's profile

16th Oct 2016, 9:20 PM


Hahahaha!!! You are not alone in this theory :3

16th Oct 2016, 4:41 AM


Well, now that I'm actually home and on my real computer and not a dinky li'l tablet with a TERRIBLE keyboard - I can comment. >:]

We always knew the situation was going to be complicated. It's just that kind of a story. And given what Gwynn said earlier about Merlock being her 'consequence'... oh yes. Color me intrigued; this should be VERY interesting.

Justifying... you can't, Keymen. You can certainly explain, later, after things have settled, but right now? Right now that lovely lady needs to know you're alive, she needs to be allowed to react to that fact, and she needs an apology. She also needs a hug. Badly. Just don't spring it on her, mmkay? Let HER initiate.

(...And I am now imagining young Keymen, head over heels for Gwynn, tripping over absolutely nothing because he's distracted thinking about her/looking at her. Just so you know. I bet it happened at LEAST once. :D)


Hey, what are friends for but to give you super uncomfortable advice that you desperately need to hear and really don't want to? That's half the point of having friends!

XD Oh, man, Etzel, I don't blame you for this, nor do I blame Mara for laughing at the situation, and WHY am I not surprised that this was all Gwynn's idea? And that look on her face. She knows she's won. Nobody can stand against Gwynn in Mama Bear Mode. She just bulldozes right over every objection. Boom. Bam. Done.

Tael and Rewald playing with Etzel's wares~


Y'know, I figured Keymen would run into Gwynn the second he mentioned going to the market. Now I'm positive of it. Prove me wrong; I dare you. XD

This is gonna be good. :]


...Okay, now onto actual art. Adoring the expressions, as per usual. The last big panel at the bottom is probably my favorite in the entire thing in terms of overall art - just everyone there and the different looks and the CLOTHES, oh man are they awesome, but my favorite facial expression is Keymen's in panel three. The little lines under his eyes really sell his expression there and it just works so well.

I just wanna ruffle Merek's hair. Is that too much to ask?

Fantastically done, milady. I applaud you.

view HeSerpenty's profile

17th Oct 2016, 11:13 AM


Wee I always love your comments! They are so thorough and extremely insightful! <333.

It's definitely very complicated situation with those two. You imagine correctly... young Keymen had all his stuff together, until Gwynn came along X"D-- "AT LEAST" would be correct lololol.

LOL Merek's growing up XDD. Yes! Now if only he could follow his own advice he gives! SPecifically about talking to certain people XDD. ;D

Lol yeeeeeeeaaa Gwynn's got this in the bag-- Etzel, ya don't have a chance! Haha she prolly wants her new Tia-cub to be close....AND able to get back on her feet <3. She's a good momma-bear :')

And for the art..thank you so much! I spent a lot of time on that bottom panel specifically I'm SUPER happy to hear you like it! I super appreciate these super thoughtful, wonderful comments you make Blue! Makes my day every time!

view Outlaw's profile

16th Oct 2016, 7:45 PM


Hahaha, they're sure enjoying a laugh at his expense, huh?
Awesome update, my friend.

view HeSerpenty's profile

17th Oct 2016, 11:14 AM


LOL they really are!

Thanks so much! <3

view JayyLyn's profile

16th Oct 2016, 9:33 PM


*Kermy face intensifies*


Seriously tho, i'm really looking forward to Keymen and Gwynn meeting again~ so close!! :333333 also~ that heart to heart with Keymen and Merek. Those two <3333

view HeSerpenty's profile

17th Oct 2016, 11:16 AM



Thank you Pony!! Yess...Keymen and Merek are very good friends for one another <333. Always good to have a friend that has what you lack and vise-versa!

I am super looking forward to Keymen and Gwynn reunion too--then I feel like I can finally draw shippy pictures again XD

view DLKmusic's profile

18th Oct 2016, 7:45 PM



view junoro's profile

16th Oct 2016, 10:12 PM


Hey HEEY Keymen being open to the idea is a step in the right direction at least! But 18 years, WOW, that's a long time. It feels like it would need a lot of healing to make up for that long...

view HeSerpenty's profile

17th Oct 2016, 11:17 AM


That's very true! He's been avoiding it for so it's time to face his fears X"D.

You are DEFINITELY right about that! Lots of healing-- this will probably be something Gwynn will bring up in fights for the rest of their lives LOL

view Jarvi's profile

17th Oct 2016, 6:08 AM


Awkwaaaaaard xD
I guess it's a good way of her paying back to him for the attempted stealing, but he might be suspicious that she'll try to steal from him while having access to all the goods xD

And as for Keymen and Gwynn... I stand by my comic comment from before xD I guess a few panels should be added xD

K: Gwynn
G: Keymen?! OMG <faints>
K: So good that I'm a doctor <revives>
G: You made me believe you were dead! <slap>
K: I know, I'm soooorrr <another slap from Gwynn>
G: Shut up and kiss me and lets run away cause those dumb villains are coming this way!

Yup... now it works :D

view HeSerpenty's profile

17th Oct 2016, 11:20 AM


Lolol Yep! I bet for Etzel it's probably more the principle of the matter--- "HEY you stole from me! You're hired"

LOL omg that script. That's it! You've convinced me.. it really IS time for a script rewrite here! Hahaha that was beautiful <3

view Skweeee's profile

17th Oct 2016, 9:16 PM


I wish I could write dialogue this well. I'm jealous of your skills. It's a hard thing, and you're making it look so easy.

view HeSerpenty's profile

18th Oct 2016, 11:13 AM


That really means so much to hear, Squeee! I always hope that the dialogue is enjoyable---cuz there is a lot of it I admit! Hahaha this feedback makes my day!

view Shirokuro's profile

17th Oct 2016, 10:29 PM


I can't wait until their tearful reunion! 'sniffles*

view HeSerpenty's profile

18th Oct 2016, 11:13 AM


THank u Shiku!

Been a long time comin' X"DD

view MistakeNPotatoes's profile

19th Oct 2016, 9:53 AM


Hmm.. what sort of circumstances justify keeping that a secret? I guess we'll find out.

view HeSerpenty's profile

19th Oct 2016, 8:28 PM


It better be good, amiright? Lol cuz that's QUITE a secret! X"DDD

And we shall!

view Centcomm's profile

19th Oct 2016, 11:09 AM


This is a awesome page I love the finaly panel! really really nice job on the emotions!

view HeSerpenty's profile

19th Oct 2016, 8:28 PM


Thank you so much Centy! That last panel was the most work by far X"DDD

view ranger_brianna_new's profile

20th Oct 2016, 3:51 AM


I would absolutely hire the person who I caught trying to steal from me.

One, if pop culture has taught me anything, it is that the person doing the stealing ALWAYS is on the better half of the morality scale and will thus be someone you want to have.

Two, they're desperate enough that they probably won't be leaving you for quite a while.

Three, because they (tried to) steal, they'd know what sort of tricks are gonna be in play already, at least to some extent, so they'd require less training than your average person.

Seems like a win to me.

view HeSerpenty's profile

20th Oct 2016, 9:32 AM


Those are some reallly interesting insights! I've never heard that first bit about the thief bein on the better half of the morality scale XDD--- interesting indeed! THough in Tia's case at the very least that might be true :D :D

Thank you for this!

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