Chapter 5.53-- To Sign or not to Sign

posted 18th Jun 2017, 4:58 PM

Chapter 5.53-- To Sign or not to Sign

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view HeSerpenty's profile

18th Jun 2017, 4:58 PM

HeSerpenty

The Umbras who were standing behind Merek are ones who live at home with their families...they are a liiittle more hesitant to jump into a war if there's an option to avoid it.

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Ugh...welll...... slowly but surely inching back to Friday X"D. I do still have to finish last week's page but at least THIS one is done! Thanks for your patience guys!


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view ProfEtheric's profile

18th Jun 2017, 8:04 PM

ProfEtheric

Hey, Serpy, don't worry about lateness. Late SoO is better than no SoO! :)

Plus, since this page made me SUPER happy, it was well worth the wait!

REVOLUTION!

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19th Jun 2017, 11:08 AM

HeSerpenty

Prof you are wonderful, thank you so much!! Things can start rolling now! :D

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view DLKmusic's profile

18th Jun 2017, 9:04 PM

DLKmusic

I would say something like "We are happy to wait", but who am I kidding???

UPDATE!!! HUZZAH!!!!

Kewl update too, I wasn't actually expecting this to be recruitment seminar. Go Mereck! I'll write your victory song! (or your requiem, if need be, but let's not go there)

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view HeSerpenty's profile

19th Jun 2017, 11:09 AM

HeSerpenty

Hahahhaaha, You sir ALWAYS know how to make me feel better!!!

LOL o man let's hope it's the victory song! Hmmm I wonder what your rendition of that would sound like :3 :D :D

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view MST3KFan's profile

19th Jun 2017, 2:55 AM

MST3KFan

Time to fight...for your right...to PARTY!

...wait...

I see a certain character in that last panel volunteering that seems familiar. XD

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view HeSerpenty's profile

19th Jun 2017, 11:15 AM

HeSerpenty

Hahaha word, brother! Hey you know... I'm sure the right to party IS one of the goals. I mean the Council is one big group of party poopers!

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view MistakeNPotatoes's profile

19th Jun 2017, 10:13 AM

MistakeNPotatoes

Maybe not best to leave a paper trail of your resistance, but... all the same, yes! This is a cool direction to take! I am excite :D

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view HeSerpenty's profile

19th Jun 2017, 11:18 AM

HeSerpenty

LOL that would be really unwise, you're right! Hahahaha the contract the same is a regular Umbra contract... but signing it is the significance .This is their chance to get out if they don't wanna be a part of the revolution!

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view Alicia's profile

19th Jun 2017, 11:23 AM

Alicia

Oooh better hope all of these guys are on board with it and none of them get cornered for questioning later. Gotta be all sneaky sneak. :3

Ryder, git yer arse back here and sign. XD Stop moping around!

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19th Jun 2017, 5:40 PM

HeSerpenty

Hahaha that would throw a huge wrench in the plan for sure!

Ikr? Now BARRON gets to say he was the first to sign :P

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view Proxy170's profile

19th Jun 2017, 12:36 PM

Proxy170

This is a VERY bold move by Merek...rebellions aren't easy. And doing it so publicly is dangerous in itself, but it speaks volumes to his trust with his people.

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view HeSerpenty's profile

20th Jun 2017, 12:57 AM

HeSerpenty

It IS a bold move and he knows it! But that goes to show the bond he has with all these guys. He hand picked all of them afterall! Not a single one just landed randomly in his brigade <3

Thank you! <3

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view HapyCow's profile

19th Jun 2017, 6:51 PM

HapyCow

YEAH BOOOOIIIIII I wanna sign! He's so inspiring! *_* Fight those evil hooded jerk snakes!

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20th Jun 2017, 12:58 AM

HeSerpenty

Does this mean you'll sign the contract, hapy? We need you to join our cause! LOL! <33

Thank you so much!

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view junoro's profile

19th Jun 2017, 11:41 PM

junoro

Hooo boy, the pieces are being set for some big confrontations in the future! Merek for president *v*

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20th Jun 2017, 12:58 AM

HeSerpenty

Hahahaha! Merek for president...that'd be great! <333

Yesss some BIIIG confrontations indeed! Thank you Juno! <3

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view DLKmusic's profile

20th Jun 2017, 11:17 AM

DLKmusic

Merek for president? He's got my vote!

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20th Jun 2017, 5:58 AM

Lilbluebox

Show of hands, anyone surprised Barron's the first to sign? No? Excellent, I knew we all saw it coming. :]

I'm most interested in Kyle in this page, actually. He's only got the one panel, but he expressed clear disdain for the Council earlier, to the point of not wanting to resign up for being an umbra despite how much he respects Merek and enjoys the good work that he does. This is his chance to do that good without it being tainted by the Council. His chance to actively fight against the Council. And the look on his face... Oh, it's marvelous, you can see the realization there. I think he's just processing right now, but after that processing is done, I wouldn't be at all surprised to see him sign that contract.

Someone's going to have to catch Ryder up on all this later. And if he's mad at himself now, he's going to be even more upset when he finds out that he was absent for this momentous occasion. Perhaps this is one of the first steps of his maturity process?

I said one of, not the very first. >.>

On another note, that picture of Hizruk wearing civil umbra armor makes more sense than ever now, given this development. Of course, he'll have to reconcile with Uncle Merek first, but I could absolutely see Hizruk being eager to be part of something like this. It'd probably be good for him too. That whole maturity process thing - more than one character has to go through it!

I think it's also worth it to mention that Merek clearly trusts his men absolutely. He's telling them the truth, flat out, no holds barred. He's giving them an out, if they want it, there's no forcing them to do anything they aren't one hundred percent committed to here, and he's doing it gracefully, with the full assurances that if they choose not to go this route, he won't condemn them, and they'll still have their jobs. And he's trusting them not to say a single word about this to anyone.

And they won't.

See, THIS is what good leadership looks like.

Leadership... is admittedly one of my big concerns for the serpent nation, and not just the Council. Sure, they're the threat, and obviously they're a terrible government. But. Revolutions are messy. The aftermaths of revolutions are messy. It can take a long time to sort things out after one, set up a new government, all that fun stuff. And even then, there's no guarantee that the new government will be any better - and what was that about the road to hell? Something about being paced by good intentions? There's also something about absolute power corrupting absolutely. The Council portrays that pretty well, I think.

I'm sure it'll all get sorted out right in the end, it's just the getting there. Messes like this one are really, really hard to clean up.

And in any case, whatever ends up replacing the Council cannot be worse than the Council is. We can all breathe easy there. XD

I enjoy basically every panel here. Merek's got some magnificent faces, and the first panel with the umbra has some fun faces in the background. Looks like they're excited for this!

They aren't the only ones. I'm excited too. This is gonna be awesome. >:]

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25th Jun 2017, 1:35 AM

HeSerpenty

I'm so happy you remember why this scene is particularly significant for Kyle here haha.. but then again I suppose that is an advantage of rereading as much as you do :P <3. But yes indeed...earlier Kyle's issue was with serving the Council.. this could indeed be a game changer :3
And yes.. right again..this is gonna be a first step in a certain someone's maturing process for SURE X"D. Merek does trust all his men wholeheartedly. I mean he picked them all out personally....and he's a pretty good judge of character. They all have a story that he believes will make them interested in this goal. Which is why I wager he's prolly gonna have loooots of guys signin that contract tonight heheh. I'm excited for the things to come.... I'm glad you are too! :D :D Thanks so much!

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20th Jun 2017, 3:46 PM

Rev

Hell yes the rebel alliance is forming

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21st Jun 2017, 12:49 AM

HeSerpenty

Hahaha heck yus it finally is! :D

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view Seabiscuit's profile

20th Jun 2017, 6:50 PM

Seabiscuit

Ahh... Totally saw that coming <3

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21st Jun 2017, 12:49 AM

HeSerpenty

For once somethng good to suspect! hehe <33

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view Centcomm's profile

25th Jun 2017, 2:18 PM

Centcomm

Is all good. was wondering why this didnt show up as updated. Should have checked the page now im behind! HUGS!

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view HeSerpenty's profile

26th Jun 2017, 8:29 AM

HeSerpenty

OH dear! That's troubling if it didn't show up on people's feeds! The universe is punishing me for my late updates X"D

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