Chapter 5.49-- Time for a Talk

posted 12th May 2017, 11:16 AM

Chapter 5.49-- Time for a Talk
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12th May 2017, 11:16 AM

HeSerpenty

A flame still exists... yet there is great restraint X"D....

Rookie move, Hiz--you never say anything if they don't say anything! That's terrible advice nevermind x"D.

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At last a Friday update! This chapter is gonna start wrapping up here soon! :3

Thanks for reading!



**EDIT**

JUST A HEADS UP!
Next week I will be gone for the latter part of the week out of town for a friend's wedding. I'm gonna try REALLY hard to update anyway.. but you know how that goes XD


view Zor15's profile

12th May 2017, 11:19 AM

Zor15

Aww Romantic moment XD

view HeSerpenty's profile

13th May 2017, 12:45 AM

HeSerpenty

Yes Indeed <3333

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12th May 2017, 11:59 AM

MST3KFan

If you'd just kept your mouth shut, Hizruk.

Of course if Mom needs to have a talk with him, it could be for a number of reasons.

The comical reason: She finally tells him about the 'birds and the bees'.

The more likely reason: To perhaps stay away from Keyman or always tell her where he's going.

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12th May 2017, 3:33 PM

DLKmusic

or... MAYbeeeeee....

"Hizruk, we need to talk. So you really took on a Beliath? Good. Let's talk about Merlock then"

I would consider this a win-win for every person involved! (Merlock no longer counts as a person)

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13th May 2017, 12:47 AM

HeSerpenty

LOL! The Baliath would eat well! Uh..if it didn't get crushed by a boulder X"DDD

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13th May 2017, 12:46 AM

HeSerpenty

LOL right? He always makes the wrong decision XD. Tho it's true.... the list of "talking-to's" he needs/deserves is quite extensive

Haha birds and the bees! that's gonna be a fun one XD

Interesting tho u think she might say to stay AWAY from Keymen!

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12th May 2017, 12:00 PM

Alicia

Panel five...

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Oooh time to talk! I wonder what Gwynn has to say though... :o

view HeSerpenty's profile

13th May 2017, 12:47 AM

HeSerpenty

Hahahaha SO CLOSE! But yet..so far X"D


Hehe could be anythin!

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12th May 2017, 12:07 PM

Centcomm

yay Fridays page.. spoiler Keyman is Hizzys father.. OMG!

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13th May 2017, 12:48 AM

HeSerpenty

LOL! Daaang wouldn't THAT be a huge confession! XDDD

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12th May 2017, 12:17 PM

SunnySideUpSmile

Someday, Hizruk. Someday you'll learn to ask questions at the right time.

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12th May 2017, 3:27 PM

DLKmusic

In fairness to Hizzy, I would say that in this case, there really is no right time.

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12th May 2017, 4:35 PM

SunnySideUpSmile

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13th May 2017, 12:48 AM

HeSerpenty

Hopefully some day he will learn LOTS of things XD

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12th May 2017, 12:58 PM

Matt Knab

Beautiful backgrounds!

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13th May 2017, 12:49 AM

HeSerpenty

Thank you so much! <3333

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12th May 2017, 4:25 PM

DLKmusic

of all the things she could have said here, she chose an honest answer. that speaks volumes for Gwynn.

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13th May 2017, 12:49 AM

HeSerpenty

Yesss the honest answer is the best one! And I'm sure it stung X"D
Thank you so much <333

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12th May 2017, 6:45 PM

HapyCow

Ooh, see you around? Man I'd be offended if the guy I loved said good bye to me that way, yikes. There's definitely some stuff they need to resolve! Btw beautiful coloring! I love it :)

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13th May 2017, 12:50 AM

HeSerpenty

LOL! They both don't quite know how to handle this situation. Keymen losing points ALL across the board! Mr. NOT-so-smooth at the moment X"D

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12th May 2017, 7:06 PM

ProfEtheric

Good GRAVY those two are amazing together...

That "stupid me", though. That made me chuckle. :)

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13th May 2017, 12:51 AM

HeSerpenty

Eee thank you so much, Prof! <33333

Haha Hizruk's having that moment when you wish you woulda just kept quiet and avoided the lecture X"D

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12th May 2017, 8:04 PM

Kattapuss

There's like a hundred things about this page I could comment on but I'm kind of too distracted by the amazing lighting... it's so pretty~

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13th May 2017, 12:53 AM

HeSerpenty

Thank you sooo much! That's wonderful to hear! <3333

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12th May 2017, 9:01 PM

Vivocateur

Ooh! Very nice page (so much going on under the surface)!
Sadly sunsets can't magically fix everything (even the most pretty sunsets 🌅 , seriously great lighting in this page).
Hhmm...I wonder what she'll have to say, there seem to be a few possible directions this could go.

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14th May 2017, 1:56 AM

HeSerpenty

Thank you so much! You are absoutely right there IS a lot going on under that surface! XDD
If only life's problems could be fixed by beautiful sunsets X"D

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12th May 2017, 10:17 PM

junoro

Oh maaaaaan, the fact that they DIDN'T just suddenly kiss makes this scene even more powerful! You can feel their fear of being hurt again! ;___;

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14th May 2017, 2:28 AM

HeSerpenty

Juno yesss THANK U! That is exactly what I hoped would come across! They are crazy about each other and yet X"D....

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12th May 2017, 11:42 PM

Proxy170

Geez the tension between these two is STRONG. They want to commit but things are just so complicated, they can't T___T It's been a great scene, Serpy. Well done ^_^

And poor Hizzy...all those years in a cell really didn't help his social judgement >.< lol

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14th May 2017, 8:23 PM

HeSerpenty

Thank you so much, prox! Man you can say that again haha....there is SO much tension x"D. Things can't be easy for them!

Haha and no...social judgement is something Hizruk does NOT have at all X"D

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13th May 2017, 7:57 AM

Seabiscuit

Ahh, of course it wouldn't be quite as easy as all that... But, very hopeful~!

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14th May 2017, 8:24 PM

HeSerpenty

Yesss the hardest part is over! I think it will definitely get easier from here! :D

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14th May 2017, 2:14 PM

Carvone

Ouch. It's ALWAYS bittersweet with these two.

Gwynn is quite handy with those bandages. I wonder if she helped (or learned from) Keymen back in the "good (not really) old days." Of course that depends of whether Keymen picked up doctoring because of his injuries, or he was a doctor before that. My favorite theory is that he did poisons for the Council, which is how he and Kalverik ended up as more-or-less chums.

And now to the unavoidable:

That Gwynn remembered a good thing in her past life only via something that hurt makes me sad, and Keymen's face in the last panel equally so. I think, although there's precious little evidence, that he has not only been thinking about this for a very long time (see: the letters) but expected it to go differently -- maybe back to however it was. Maybe that fantasy/hope is at least part of what made him come back to the Serpent Nation when, really, I can only see how he could lose by coming back. In a way, thinking him dead for so long might actually let Gwynn restart with her current self, while Keymen's still dredging up what they both were ~20 years ago. Ouch again.

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15th May 2017, 6:35 PM

HeSerpenty

Bittersweet is definitely the word to describe their relationship X"D... in every sense of it really!
That is a super interesting theory tho about the poisons! Keymen's relationship with the Council is indeed an anchor point to the story....and we will have a big answer coming up!

Man yea.. you are pretty on point there. So much has happened to both of them... it's impossible to go back to those good ol' ways so easily--definitely a disappointing thing for both of them. Gwynn is NOT the same person she was either.... they both are different. Gonna havta get to know each other all over again! :D

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14th May 2017, 2:58 PM

TheD-Wrek

Is this when Hiz finally learns about his real pappy? :3
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15th May 2017, 6:36 PM

HeSerpenty

LOL!!!! I love that picture so freaking much XDD

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15th May 2017, 6:54 PM

TheD-Wrek

image

Why won't you answer the question? LOL X'D

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15th May 2017, 6:59 PM

HeSerpenty

LOL!!!!!!!!! I won't answer cuz I want you to keep making these hilarious images! XDD

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15th May 2017, 7:27 PM

TheD-Wrek

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15th May 2017, 10:59 PM

HeSerpenty

LOLOL! EPIC X"DD

23rd May 2017, 2:12 AM

Lilbluebox

Oh. Owch. You know, Gwynn might have told the truth there, but that was a truth intended to hurt. She knew that it would hurt him - and she WANTED it to. She's been alone, thinking he was dead, for over eighteen years, and now she's discovered that not only is he alive, but he has these letters for her that, for whatever reason, he's never sent. She's still in shock, but that line? That was MEANT to hurt him.

Especially because it's the truth.

And given his expression on that parting panel, I'd say it worked.

And then Hizruk, asking the one question no child can ever resist asking. We've all been there. Hopefully not when we've screwed up quite this much, but we've aaaaaall been there.

"We need to talk." Scariest words in the english language. XD

As to what they need to talk about... well, there's a pretty sizable list of things it could be, and I'm not willing to cut off the possibility of any of them. They DO definitely need to discuss what he's done behind her back, and I'm positive Keymen will figure into what she has to say - though HOW he does so is anyone's guess. I know I, as well as many other readers, am rooting for Keymen to be his father instead of Merlock (for so. Many. Reasons.) but if that IS a bombshell that she has to drop, I'm just not sure if it's one she has to drop right NOW. So I'm not even going to try to guess.

One thing's for sure. This conversation is probably gonna be a hard one to listen in on, but ultimately necessary, and the story will be better for it.

On an art level, I'm enjoying that the sunset colors haven't left the page even when we go inside. I blame Gwynn, they're her theme colors and she brought them inside with her. I am eagerly awaiting the day when the sunset colors in this comic are actually happy and good instead of angstfests. In the meantime, at least they're absolutely stunning.

You've done a great job with faces, as per always. I'm loving the third to last panel in particular - expression, posing, a bit of background, it's got it all. And it's SO nice to see Hizruk again. I've missed the dork. :D

And Keymen's eyes in panel five? I'm usually against describing eyes like jewels because blech, what bad writing, but you actually DID it here. They look exactly like blue moonstones. Absolutely gorgeous.

(....I'm not late on this review that's crazy what. ._.)

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24th May 2017, 10:19 AM

DLKmusic

@LilBlueBox: I agree with just about everything you said. But I would like to add something.

As a guy, I would Much rather hear the truth, even when it's this painful. To hear something like "It never meant that much to me" or "The Sunsets were YOUR thing, not Mine" would be far more painful. There's a lot of work to do, a lot to make amends for, but there is still hope this way.

And if Gwynn had REALLY wanted to put an emotional knife through Keyman's heart (and mine), she could have said "Keep the letters".

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24th May 2017, 1:18 PM

HeSerpenty

Alas... Blue AND DLK y'allz are both right! Gwynn is answering completely honestly.... and her answer is one that Keymen both wants to hear but she also wants to make sure he realizes the pain it's caused her over the years---so, like Blue said, she did mean for it to sting ahaha. Afterall... she hasn't been able to react this way yet, but there is a part of her deep down that is mad that so many years have past that she has been allowed to believe this lie!

Hhahaha yeeea Hizruk deserves a LOT of talking-to's about a lot of things.... but maybe given recent events his trouble is just postponed? Maybe? XDDD
Yea I never liked that feeling of having to "talk"...when it's time to "talk"...if you know what i mean. This brings me back to my teenage years for SURE LOL.

Hahaha the sunset makes Keymen's eyes prettier at least he has that going for him!
Late? Looks right on time to me! :D haha

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