Chapter 6.13-- Time to TALK

posted 5th Dec 2017, 10:30 PM

Chapter 6.13-- Time to TALK
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view HeSerpenty's profile

5th Dec 2017, 10:30 PM


Hizruuuuk you in so much troooubleeeeeeee

FUN FACT: That little thing that's been stuck in Hizruk's hair is called a "Prickly"....which is a fruit that is kinda a cross between a Kiwi and an apple that grows in serpent nation. That's why this friendly old man says "MY PRICKLIES" lolol


Ugh during the holidays pages are just going to have to get done when they get done. GUESS WHAT MY NEW YEARS GOAL IS?? Can't wait to get 2017 behind me X"D

view DLKmusic's profile

5th Dec 2017, 11:06 PM


"I'm not!" ?????

Hizzy, are you trying to make sure that EVERYONE hates you? There's a 6 year old girl at the end of the block who doesn't hate you yet... quick! go over and break her Jump rope!

LOL, Great page as always Serpy, and worth the wait!

view HeSerpenty's profile

8th Dec 2017, 2:54 AM


LOL yea that may have not exactly been the best choice to make himself more likable in the eyes of the society that already dislikes him X"DD

Thank you so much! <33

view Alicia's profile

5th Dec 2017, 11:24 PM


LOL "My pricklies!" I'm crackin' up. X'D That man is so passionate about his pricklies.

I wonder how often Hizruk is chases away from things with a broom around here. >_>

view HeSerpenty's profile

8th Dec 2017, 2:55 AM


GOOD haha that is the desired effect!

I'm sure this is not the first and will not be the last time X"DD

view MST3KFan's profile

6th Dec 2017, 4:58 AM



Pricklies? Isn't there a real world fruit that is kinda like that? I swear I recall seeing one in the grocery stores before.

Hizzy is not sorry for being a troublemaker. XD

Looks like Uncle Merek is gonna have words with him though now, so...

7th Dec 2017, 1:47 PM


yes there is ,, Graviola a Brazilian fruit.!

view HeSerpenty's profile

8th Dec 2017, 2:57 AM


Haha yea I've seen them too! These do look a lot like those haha but the texture is different--not that it matters hhaha!

YUP Merek been waiting a couple chapters now for this confrontation-- I mean conversation! XDD

He's got a bone to pick with him x"D

6th Dec 2017, 6:17 AM


Uh-ohh! Out of the frying pan and into the fire . . . uncle Merek doesn't look too happy, although it's a good thing that Marek found him first!

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8th Dec 2017, 2:58 AM


Haha that's right! Merek gonna dish out some tough love but at least it's love! Unlike how it would be if it were certain others X"D

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6th Dec 2017, 10:30 AM


"I'm not" XD ohhhh Hizzy...

So...did Keymen end up leaving him because the Council chased him out? Poor guy missed out on a good father figure :(

And it looks like Hizruk is outta the pan, into the fire O.O

view HeSerpenty's profile

8th Dec 2017, 3:06 AM


Hehe I promise we will cover all those important details of Keymen's backstory. Indeed Kilion's situation COULD have been a lot different if he got to stay with Keymen!

Haha and yeaaa...Uncle is mad X"D

view Seabiscuit's profile

6th Dec 2017, 5:09 PM


Bwahahaha! At last! Can't avoid him forever!

view HeSerpenty's profile

8th Dec 2017, 3:07 AM


Hahaha he's gotten away with it for 3 chapters but the jig is up! X"D

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6th Dec 2017, 10:27 PM


Excellent page as always!

view HeSerpenty's profile

8th Dec 2017, 3:13 AM


Thank you so much! <3

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7th Dec 2017, 2:52 PM

Matt Knab

Oh my gosh, NO ONE wants your pricklies, haha.

view HeSerpenty's profile

8th Dec 2017, 3:13 AM


No one? Or.. EVERYONE? >__>;;;


view junoro's profile

8th Dec 2017, 9:07 PM


"I'm not..."

Hizruk's face, oh my word. I feel like his expression in the last panel might have been more appropriate of a reaction for ruining that poor old man's prickles. xD

view HeSerpenty's profile

19th Dec 2017, 7:06 PM


LOL Hizruk deserved to be disliked at that moment there hahaha. Never sorry when he should be! X"D

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10th Dec 2017, 7:01 PM


There are some extremely good expressions here.

view HeSerpenty's profile

19th Dec 2017, 7:06 PM


Aw thank you Jammy! Expressions are so vital-- it's always nice to hear when they come out right!

11th Dec 2017, 6:11 AM


Oh, so it's not lettuce after all. Good to know.

I just want to point out that Hizruk has gone an entire, what, three pages? Without noticing that he has an entire FRUIT stuck in his hair. Good job, Hizruk. I nominate you for 'most oblivious MC' in the 2017 CF awards. Which should totally be a thing.

In reference to another comment on this page, I feel like Keymen was probably under pretty tight scrutiny from the Council. There's no way of telling just HOW tight that scrutiny was, but I'm betting it was tight enough that him taking in a little boy would have definitely drawn a lot of attention, and that kind of attention was the last thing either of them needed. Keymen because all those plans he was most certainly planning, details of which are still unknown, would have been MUCH harder to plan with the COuncil literally breathing down his neck. And Killion for reasons which I hope would be blatantly obvious. The homelife situation would have been much better for Killion, yes, but the risk of being caught out by the Council was probably way too high to, well, risk it. Given what usually happens to kiddos like Killion... yeah, him being discovered by the Council is absolutely the worst thing that could happen to the poor dear and I'm sure Keymen knew that.

I really like Prickly Man (this is his name now, called it.) The crazy look in his eyes is AMAZING. 10/10, best character. And what the heck even is a bottom flap? XD Do I even want to know? Ah, life's real questions, being asked right here in this comment. Liking the variety on outfits too! And his beard! Truly the mark of a crazy man. XD

....Of course you're not sorry, Hizruk. *facedesk* All the expressions in this line of panels are absolute gold, there's not a single one I'm not thoroughly in love with, from Prickly Man's crazy mad look to Killion's baby bunny terror and Hizruk being totally unimpressed. WITH FRUIT STILL STUCK IN HIS HAIR. Hizruk. Dearest darlingest baby boy. PLEASE.

I'd like to take this moment to appreciate a facial expression in another panel - the one right before line two, as a matter of fact. The look on Killion's face is magnificent and I adore it with every fiber of my being. (As is the look on his face in the first panel of row three!) And the shadow of Prickly Man in that panel? It's such a great 'ominous shadow foreshadowing Things' panel and I love it. Equally I love that it's a totally innocent threat - no umbra here and you're not trying to make us think there is, just a goofy guy with a lot of passion for his weird looking fruit. Amazing.

Yay, Merek's back! I've spent some time amusing myself with the knowledge that Killion swerved to avoid Merek and Hizruk just plowed right into him. One of these kids clearly pays more attention than the other. And oh dear, Merek doesn't look at all happy - which doesn't surprise me in the slightest, they've got an overdue Talk upcoming. And quite frankly, Hizruk deserves to be properly scolded for this by someone who actually knows what happened, especially given the train wreck that's happening because of it.

Still... for all those mistakes Hizruk made, he made them coming from a good place, and I think that should count for something. He WANTED to help, it's not his fault it all went belly-up. I do hope that through the stress and the anger and, quite frankly, the gut-wrenching worry Merek's got all roiled up inside, he can remember that. Intentions ought to count for something, even if the results are horrible.

On the other hand, this page confirms that running into Merek is like running face first into a brick wall. The guy doesn't even stumble. Good to know! XD

Art is just.... maaaaan, your expressions are on POINT this page. They always are, but they're just really spectacular this time? I think probably because there's such a wide variety of them, we go through a big gauntlet of emotions on this page and you've definitely taken full advantage of that, not just with faces, but with body language too. Which you're also really, really good at, If I haven't mentioned it before. My only complaint is the longer this comic goes on, the harder it is for me to pick my favorite panel because they're all just so good.

And... on another note... I love this little silly scene slipped in between what's bound to be two serious scenes. You do this a lot, and I think it's probably one of your biggest strengths, balancing out all the serious horrifying stuff with the lighthearted goofball stuff. It's wonderful. It's certainly a big part of the reason I keep reading this story, because you strike such a good balance between serious and silly. It never gets overwhelmingly dark, yet, at the same time, we never forget how high the stakes are and how serious things are. That's a really darn difficult balance to find, and you've hit it PERFECTLY.

Well done, Serpy.

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9th Jan 2018, 11:52 AM


LOL he would definitely deserve such an award as Most oblivious MC X"DDD--- for so many reasons!

And you are right in that assessment-- I'm sure Keymen would've kept him if he didn't think he'd be putting the boys life in more danger by doin so.

LOL whaaat the prickly man is best character of SoO?? O NO! XDD. Hahaha the definition of a bottom flap is left up to you---is it like.....butt cheeks? Or perhaps the bottom flappy part of a shoe? The world may never know!

Thank you so much! Haha the expressions really needed to be just right to capture the humor so I'm glad to hear that! It means a lot to me that there is a good balance! We don't want a story that's TOO depressing...ooor TOO silly I'm so relieved to hear that! I'm sorry it took me so long to reply! Buuut you know me and how long i take to do ANYthing any more X"D

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14th Dec 2017, 3:02 AM


Ahhhh I caught up! I love the pricklies, that's fun worldbuilding xD <3

view HeSerpenty's profile

9th Jan 2018, 12:33 PM


Haha sorry for the delayed reply but YAY! haha they are pretty fun <33

Thank you!

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