Chapter 5.38-- I'll Protect You

posted 24th Feb 2017, 1:16 PM

Chapter 5.38-- I'll Protect You
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view HeSerpenty's profile

24th Feb 2017, 1:16 PM


Hizruk, you've screwed a LOT of things up so far, but this friendship thing? YOu're doing good, boy X"D.

Panel 8: seems SOMEone maybe believes in Hizzy :3

The beginning of a beautiful friendship indeed. But they're not alone it would seem...

Now back to the tension. On a scale of 1 to murder how mad do you think Merek will be next page?


view Matt Knab's profile

24th Feb 2017, 1:25 PM

Matt Knab

Urge to revolt rising...

view HeSerpenty's profile

25th Feb 2017, 11:03 AM


Hahaha always getting stronger!

view Proxy170's profile

24th Feb 2017, 1:25 PM


Awww I love this growing friendship! That panel with them both looking at each other with their "damaged" eyes is really a mirror of their problems.

And is it bad that I kinda wish we saw the details of this interrogation? >.> Like I kinda want to see how Kal broke her down >.< omgimaterribleperson

view HeSerpenty's profile

25th Feb 2017, 11:33 AM


Thank you Proxy, me too! Their friendship is special to me <33

OMG hahaha! YOu wanna SEE poor little Mirabe get roughed up? XDD
Originally I WAS going to include the interrogation... but alas..this chapter is already almost 40 pages and I have a few more juicy things before it's over XDD

view MST3KFan's profile

24th Feb 2017, 1:52 PM


There is a lot of build-up happening here against the council. Wonder how much longer til the revolt starts.

view HeSerpenty's profile

25th Feb 2017, 11:35 AM


I think things are finally gonna start movin' in that direction lolol.... they certainly deserve it! >_>

view Vivocateur's profile

24th Feb 2017, 2:23 PM


Aw! Friends :3

I think it might be time for Merek to go spare >:]

view HeSerpenty's profile

25th Feb 2017, 11:36 AM


Yusss! <3

Haha I think you're right!

view SunnySideUpSmile's profile

24th Feb 2017, 2:37 PM


Aww, finally the Kilion smile! :)

view HeSerpenty's profile

25th Feb 2017, 11:37 AM


It's about time, right?? Haha <3

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26th Feb 2017, 3:08 PM


view Centcomm's profile

24th Feb 2017, 4:09 PM


OH yes.. hes a dead man. this page is going to be really good when its final.
Poor Maribe... :(

and im guessing that Merek is gonna do something manly and stupid.. And ..I want him to succeed.

view HeSerpenty's profile

25th Feb 2017, 11:39 AM


LOL... something 'manly and stupid' hahahah I love it xDDD

Mira is too soft for this kinda stuff! :'D

view azureXtwilight's profile

24th Feb 2017, 4:10 PM


Aww, lookit those adorable little babus <333

And oh no, Mirabe! D: It doesn't seem like she is fine after all... What did they make her say?

view HeSerpenty's profile

25th Feb 2017, 11:42 AM


Finally we have a NICE moment up in here haha

I would wager she maybe said something someone didn't like :'D. But I suppose we are about to find out! Hehe

view DLKmusic's profile

24th Feb 2017, 8:49 PM


Can we please revisit the idea of dropping a piano on the council? I only need 2 people to help with the lifting.... any volunteers??? Anyone???

view Centcomm's profile

24th Feb 2017, 11:31 PM


hands DLK a anti grav unit .. here knock yer self out.

view DLKmusic's profile

25th Feb 2017, 12:12 AM


Thank's Cent! *Hugz* I'll be sure to put it to good use!

*puts on black mask and cape*


view HeSerpenty's profile

25th Feb 2017, 11:44 AM


Hahahaha who says pianos are onlygood for one thing? XDD

25th Feb 2017, 7:59 PM


I still think it's a waste of a good piano... but hey where I work we have some really old and nasty-sounding ones and they all have wheels, aside from a really steep ramp. I suppose we could roll one at them? We've also got a ton of chairs and music stand racks which are just as heavy...

view DLKmusic's profile

25th Feb 2017, 10:00 PM


Folding chair racks? Hmmm...

Here Council! Have a SEAT!!!!! Bwuhahahahahah!!!!

view Centcomm's profile

25th Feb 2017, 11:30 AM


Orders a few dozen reavers to assist. ...

view HeSerpenty's profile

25th Feb 2017, 11:45 AM


O man.... I don't think my people are prepared for Centy wrath! LOL just try not to stain the carpet! With blood X"DD

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25th Feb 2017, 5:40 PM



El Key-bong and the New Troy Reaver Gospel Choir! We can take this show on the ROAD!!!!

HEY KALVERICK!!!! THIS song is for YOU!!!

(not so subtle plug for Centcomm's awesome comic, Data Chasers)

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25th Feb 2017, 3:16 PM


Sad .. i re-read the whole comic.. more pages please! ^_^

view HeSerpenty's profile

26th Feb 2017, 11:13 AM


LOl aw Centy thank you so much!!!

I'm super eager to redo the art in the first pages X__X

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26th Feb 2017, 4:48 PM


that art is fine.. no really it is. make more 'new' pages *grins at her*

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25th Feb 2017, 5:53 PM


You know how you spray cats with water? The council needs that, but with tabascom or hydrochloic acid or something!

Seriously, it's going to be a giant traffic jam between all the people who want a piece of him now (myself included). I'm particularly looking forward to Nisha's reaction -- I'm sure she's creative enough to do something particularly fitting. This chapter is titled Reunions, right? REUNION BETWEEN MEREK'S FIST AND KAL'S FACE!

Although as satisfying as that would be, it's probably time for damage control. We don't know what (poor) Mira said yet, but it's probably true that the council knows Merek provably knew about Shera. The thing is, they've tried REALLY hard to keep that information under wraps e.g. Baldy, and they've outright said that Merek, like Keymen, is too popular to confront outright. So that's two arguments against a public trial/disgrace. What I am worried about is the two-birds-with-one-stone option: undermining Merek with the already unavoidably leaked information. It's super convenient for one -- like Demas said, he LIVES at the bar where they now know the human rumor came from, and the break-in happened not soon after -- and the populace HATES humans (poor Jonathan), so implying he helped one is quite helpful to their purposes.

I see sneaksnake!

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26th Feb 2017, 11:18 AM


HAhhahaha! I LOVE hearing all the different ways people want to murder the Council XD. We have pianos, backpacks, futuristic sci-fi weaponry from a comic with LOTS of killing haha, and now hydrochloric acid! It's great hahhaha

Yes certainly motivations are piling up for a lot of different cast members to incite a change. A perfect storm is brewing! LOL Merek would love that reunion with Kal's face and his fist!

Yess this situation with Shera and the escape is all very delicate... and it DOES look bad for Merek from a logical point of view. If he didn't know already.. he DEFINITELY knows now thanks to the Councils initial assumptions and they know this. It could either be baaad news for Merek or they're gonna do whatever they can to "keep him on their side"..............I guess we shall find out in the next couple of pages!

Man I think I'm gonna have to make some more GIANT pages hahaha

YOU FOUND HIM! Haha I designed him to either be super obvious in this page or not noticed at all. Either way HE IS THERE :3

25th Feb 2017, 7:54 PM


Hizruk looks so excited about that horrible bland fish stew xDD
Also panel 9 is amazing in so many ways, I love it! :D

view HeSerpenty's profile

26th Feb 2017, 11:19 AM


YESS! Happening in a big way too! Lol yes.. Alicia is right in the next comment he just heard the "FISH" from the horrible bland fish stew haha.

Aw yes, thank you so much! That particular panel..the look they give each other is an important moment! Kinda a confirmation of their friendship as it were XDD

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26th Feb 2017, 7:32 AM


Ha ha I think when Kilion said "horrible, bland fish stew" all Hizruk heard was "FISH". XD

Oh, look. The Council wants a word with Merek. That's funny because after seeing Mira come out looking like THAT, I bet Merek wants a word with The Council too. :'D

Poor Mira though. T_T SOMEONE GO HOLD HER! *coughRydercough*

view HeSerpenty's profile

26th Feb 2017, 11:24 AM


Haha you are exactly right about Hizruk and that stew XD. Buuut I guess if he's willing to devour a fish straight out of a river he won't mind a bland horrible stew with it X"D

LOL that's a perfect way to put it! Hopefully he won't get himself in trouble!

Seriously tho... RYDERGOTOHER X"DD

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26th Feb 2017, 6:50 PM


...Oh gosh, that last panel... Poor girl. I knew it couldn't keep going so well! D:

view HeSerpenty's profile

27th Feb 2017, 12:14 PM


Whenever things are going well around here one should just be more worried X"DD

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27th Feb 2017, 3:05 AM


While I'm glad to see that Hizruk-baby and Kilion are now on their way to being the cutest besties ever, I'm so worried about what's happening in the interrogation chambers :'D poor Mirabe, look at those bruises on her arms - that's awful! :( But whatever she said should turn all eyes to the *real* perpetrator here...

view HeSerpenty's profile

27th Feb 2017, 12:30 PM


Lolol they aare! They are perfect besties for one another! <33

Yea she didn't have a good time in there that's for sure D:..she must have said something SOMEone didn't like! >__>
I guess we'll find out the consequences soon enough! <33

Thank you Rufi! <3

view CiciEnixa's profile

27th Feb 2017, 5:46 PM


*sees marks on Mira-chan's arms*

Serpy, can I request a boiling concoction of Daggot's breakfast? You know, hot enough to melt bone and a large enough serving for me to dump on Kal and the whole Council? Please? XD

I'm happy Kilion and Hizzy are doing well though, but... :<

view HeSerpenty's profile

28th Feb 2017, 12:24 AM


Oh Cici if anyone can think of creative ways to murder the Council (and Kalverick) it's YOU! Man death by bone-melting sounds SUPER painful! Hahaha so..PERFECT!

I went and ruined Hizzy and Kilion's moment....gosh dang me! Lolol

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28th Feb 2017, 12:08 AM


The emotions are conflicting inside me! On one hand, Killion and Hizruk is nice and hopeful! But then there's SOMEONE watching? Spooku! And with Mirabel, there's a heaping cup of anxiety and rage added to the mix! This is one turbulent recipe!

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28th Feb 2017, 12:56 AM


Yess just the hot mess of emotions I was going for! C'mon you know we can't have nice feelings lasst too long around these parts haha!

Thanks so much, Juno!

2nd Mar 2017, 3:41 PM


I'm really jonesing for a hit of dead council umbras. That big dose we had a while back got me addicted, and this page is triggering major pangs of withdrawal.

view HeSerpenty's profile

2nd Mar 2017, 3:52 PM


LOL!!! I'm sorry it's been so long since your last fix!

3rd Mar 2017, 6:17 AM


One day, the nth hour and I shall battle, and I will lose. But seeing as how today is NOT that day, review time!

I said it before and I'll say it again. Like uncle, like nephew. And I'll bet he doesn't even realize it; the two are so thoroughly on the outs right now I think Hizruk's pretty willfully blind when it concerns his uncle - but he's still a good enough boy to recognize when something's going wrong and could potentially end very badly and feel for it. So there's hope!

In any case, it's very rewarding to see this friendship finally start in earnest. It's one thing to say 'yup, we're friends' and another to REALLY be friends. Now, they really are. This entire bit of the conversation was very, very nice to see; quite a lovely little wrap-up before we get back to the world falling to pieces around our ears.

And bland fish stew! Who could resist?

Hizruk certainly can't. Look at his little face~ Though to be honest, my favorite panel on this entire page is the one directly before that one. Just look at them looking at each other like that! Kilion's face in particular is especially well done, both in that panel and the one just before it. Little adorable serpent eye, gosh darn it, I wanna hug him.

He's just so HUGGABLE.

And he isn't crying anymore, so good things all around!

Except for the stalker. I SEE YOU UP THERE. >.>

Oh, hey, you put in a long thin blank panel to denote a scene change. Niiiiiiice, I can't believe I didn't notice that until just now. It's a good technique; subtle and effective.

Ryder, if you could give Mirabe a hug, that would be great. My money's more on Nisha though.

Kalverick. Lemme tell you a think. Injuring people who tell you bad news is a terrible way to conduct yourself and your business. You ought to be ashamed of yourself. What would your mother say?


And the Council... they really don't like to watch their step.

Too bad. I know a group of protagonists and an entire society filled with people who are getting very, very tired of their bad decisions. >:]

Ah, plot. I can smell you coming~

I do believe I already mentioned my favorite panels. It's probably monstrous of me, but I do appreciate the Mirabe panel too - you've done a very good job of making her look terrified and hurt. Those markings will definitely bruise, I think. And her hair coming out of the braid just adds to the effect. It's painful to see, and that's the point.

On a completely unrelated note... I would love to see Merek smile in the comic. I'm not sure he's EVER really done it (though now that I've said this, I'll probably go back and reread for a smile count) and despite all the crap going on... poor guy deserves a smile. Or LAUGHTER, even better!

Just happy characters. Happy characters would be amazing.

Dumb plot. >.>

Ah, you know I love it~ Very well done and I'm looking forward to seeing what happens next!

(Oh, by the way? Murder. Definitely closer to murder on that scale.)

view HeSerpenty's profile

8th Mar 2017, 11:53 PM


OMG I thought I had replied to this days ago but alas! I sorryyyy T_T

Hhahhaha I LOVE that you are seeing the similarities between Merek and Hizruk <33. They are more like each other than either one realizes haha

Yesss a NICE moment between two characters was something much needed around these parts--especially when it comes to Hizruk. Everywhere he goes he is disappointing someone, disobeying someone, ignoring someone, pissing off someone X"D.... like C'MON BOY! XDD. But Kilion seems to think very highly of him at least <33

LOL Im surprised by how many people DIDN'T call out mr. sneakysnake up there! Buuut I designed the page to be just fine if no one notices it xDD

Haha o man, a Merek smile? Hahaha those are expensive, but I'll try to get one to ya soon as I can! LOL Happy characters would definitely be a nice thing-- I wonder what those are like :'D

Hahaha thank you so much, my friend! (and you are probably right about that scale haha)

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11th Mar 2017, 7:07 PM


Ruh-roh... I'm guessing things are about to get innnnnnteresting...

view HeSerpenty's profile

15th Apr 2017, 1:48 PM


PROF! SOmehow I missed this comment I so sorry X"D

Haha but.. hopefully they did indeed get interesting! xDD

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14th Apr 2017, 12:43 AM


I want to try some fish stew. Wish I had friends like these!

view HeSerpenty's profile

15th Apr 2017, 1:48 PM


LOL even if it's bland and horrible? XDDD

Ikr friends like these are hard to come by!

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