Interlude 5.3-- Pathetic Creature

posted 6th Apr 2020, 9:31 PM

Interlude 5.3-- Pathetic Creature

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6th Apr 2020, 9:31 PM

HeSerpenty

Kal isn't sure whether he's hallucinating or not...............either way what Higo is saying seems to strike a chord.

And yes...Kalverick DID think bringing this strange new weapon back to the Council would help his chances of survival :'D. You know...if he ever gets there

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6th Apr 2020, 10:08 PM

DLKmusic

*chuckle*

Big long comment coming up as soon as I finish gloating quietly to myself over this!

ok, maybe not so quietly...

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view HeSerpenty's profile

7th Apr 2020, 7:08 PM

HeSerpenty

Hehe I'm glad you're happy! ;D
THought you might enjoy this scene in particulars!

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view DLKmusic's profile

9th Apr 2020, 9:24 AM

DLKmusic

Funny thing is, the worst thing he could do to Kal right now is...

Just take the gun and leave him there... "let nature take it's course".

Either Kal dies in the wilderness, or he makes it back and dies at the council's hand.

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9th Apr 2020, 10:30 AM

HeSerpenty

Lolol! You're right that IS the worst thing he could probably do to him right now.....
Stay tuned!

Higo IS a fan of nature taking it's course X"D

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view NiaNook's profile

7th Apr 2020, 12:27 AM

NiaNook

And then Hellgiah unhinges his jaw and devours Kalverick whole, nature-documentary-style. >_> Can these serpents do that?

I'm torn, maybe Hellgiah will keep Kal alive to use him. If Kal dies here, it really would be a pitiable end. But Hellgiah probably wouldn't have any issue ending this guy.

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7th Apr 2020, 7:10 PM

HeSerpenty

LOL how'd you know that's what I had set to happen next?? They can do a certain degree in their serpent forms only... but not quite AS impressively as a regular ol' snek

Haha it could go either way I suppose! Thooough I don't think he really needs or even wants Kal all that much-- he sees him as a pathetic, sniveling creature who'd do anything to stay alive...betray anyone

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7th Apr 2020, 5:19 AM

Nessa

Kal: Well, this day just keeps getting worse. What's next? Forest fire? Earthquake? Asteroid collision?

:-)

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7th Apr 2020, 7:10 PM

HeSerpenty

Haha an earthquake might be nice!

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view MST3KFan's profile

7th Apr 2020, 7:08 AM

MST3KFan

And now he pitches the "join my side, we have cookies" scheme to Kal.

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view HeSerpenty's profile

7th Apr 2020, 7:11 PM

HeSerpenty

Lolol Kal should be so lucky to even get an offer!

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11th Apr 2020, 8:34 PM

jon12

Join me, and we will rule the woods as Cookie Monsters.

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view megados's profile

7th Apr 2020, 8:39 AM

megados

Kal might be about to learn something about karma. Will be mend his ways? Will he not? Will he face more suffering?

Stay Tuned to SoO!

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view HeSerpenty's profile

7th Apr 2020, 7:19 PM

HeSerpenty

Stay tuned indeed! We shall find out if Kal's story will end here or not heheheh

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view sigpig's profile

7th Apr 2020, 11:05 AM

sigpig

This is how villains need to die. Not in a blaze of glory, not in an about-face and rejoining the Light Side, but dying alone, in a damp forest, of injuries sustained in your latest failed act of villainy, with no-one to record it, nothing for the history books, nothing for the newspapers, knowing that your entire life's goal has been a failed attempt to join the coolest club in the world but will NEVER be able to join it because of your failures...


I guess I don't like Kalverik very much...

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7th Apr 2020, 7:21 PM

HeSerpenty

I couldn't agree more! And Kalverick really wouldn't deserve such a gand demise--- he kind of has earned everything thats happening to him after everything he's done over the years to get his position. He truly truly is a failure....and it looks like he's realizing it. I mean Higo IS spelling it out for him afterall X"D

(You would not be alone in this lolol)

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10th Apr 2020, 8:18 AM

DLKmusic

HEY!!! Just because I stay up at nights plotting ways that he can die painfully doesn't mean that I "dislike" him!

(Truthfully, there are very few villains that get as strong of a reaction from me, Serpy, so bravo!

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view Gumiguy's profile

7th Apr 2020, 3:43 PM

Gumiguy

not saucy enough

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7th Apr 2020, 7:21 PM

HeSerpenty

Lolol so sorry about that :P XD

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7th Apr 2020, 4:29 PM

Proxy170

Ahhh Serpy I am LOVING this page!! I love Kal as a villain but I also enjoy seeing characters broken down...so much goodness here.

Also I think it's cool you call Hellgiah by his given name, Higo :)

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8th Apr 2020, 2:19 AM

HeSerpenty

Thanks so much Proxy! Yess this has been a long time coming for Kal... but it kinda makes you realize he was never really had strong footing as villains go. He's DEFINITELY broken down that's for sure! X"D

Hehe and yes <3. That was what I first called him back in the day. It's interesting for me to see who still calls him Hellgiah and who has started calling him Higo :3

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8th Apr 2020, 6:55 AM

Proxy170

I think that's why I like his character--his motivations are pretty underdeveloped/low level--look out for #1. And characters like that have so much room to grow if the author wants, it's fun to see that develop (either get more evil or redemption). Or you could just end him, haha. But while the hero archetypes or "look at my master plan!" villain are kinda the foundation that has to guide the story, they are sorta set in their ways as characters and only react to events around them.

I'll be very curious to see whether you end Kal here or take him on a development journey :)

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8th Apr 2020, 4:24 PM

HeSerpenty

Yess exactly! Character like Kal would need something like this to either get better or worse...and by worse I mean "smarter"....haha more thoughtful, less reactionary X"D.

So it shall be interesting! If he lives...of course x"D

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view ShaRose49's profile

7th Apr 2020, 9:00 PM

ShaRose49

So he was trying to get home, and show the council this weapon to make up for his missio failure?

Man I get some delightfully evil vibes from Higo

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view HeSerpenty's profile

8th Apr 2020, 2:20 AM

HeSerpenty

Yup that's absolutely correct! He definitely hoped bringing this new strange weapon would spare his life because yea...he failed big time :'D. If he didn't get shot he'd still be goin after Shera!

It's delightful when the evilness is directed to someone like Kalverick! haha

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7th Apr 2020, 9:49 PM

Slim Kittens

Make sure you also kick him while he's down, Hellgiah. And don't you dare hurt him. That privilege belongs to Hizruk.

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8th Apr 2020, 2:21 AM

HeSerpenty

LOL if Kal can last that long that is! Might not even need Higo's help in finishing him off! X3

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view alston123's profile

8th Apr 2020, 5:48 AM

alston123

Sure. Kick the guy when he’s down. Poor fellow.

Just curious, what do you think is the average amount of layers you use per page?

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8th Apr 2020, 4:21 PM

HeSerpenty

Haha no better time to kick someone! IF THAT SOMEONE IS KAL, I MEAN XD

Ohh boy haha... well it always depends on just how complex the backgrounds are. Usually have about 7 layers for the characters (hair, skin, and I condense the clothes all one one layer when I'm done...then a shading layer and a highlight layer. then the eyes/eye shadin I NORMALLY Do separate). Then the backgrounds I do panel by panel so.... yeea there's a lot of layers. For easy pages like this uh maybe around 25?

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view Alicia's profile

8th Apr 2020, 1:19 PM

Alicia

Ah, nooo! Kaaal! I care! (Somehow!)

Hellgiah's expression/face in that second to last panel... seriously one of my favorite drawings ever! <3

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view HeSerpenty's profile

8th Apr 2020, 4:22 PM

HeSerpenty

LOL!! So funny to see people CARING about him!

WOw thanks so much! THat means a lot comin from you maaan! <3

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8th Apr 2020, 4:08 PM

The Accidental Ninja

.....Higo's voice makes me shiver.
I know that sounds weird, but I have synesthesia (google it! xD), and among other things, it means that to me sounds, letters, personalities, etc have colours. So.... because your choice of font style, plus the red colour and black background, Higo has a very specific voice in my head. It's a voice that's smooth and quiet, very evenly and calmly spoken, yet at the same time has this kind of... grittiness to it. The type of voice that, if I heard it in real life, I'd want to stay as far away from that person as possible. It gives me the shivers.
Anyway, enough of my weirdness, just thought you'd be interested to know that x'D
Awesome page as always! :D

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view HeSerpenty's profile

8th Apr 2020, 4:26 PM

HeSerpenty

ohh man that's REALLY interesting! And....amazing too! Haha what you described is pretty much exactly how I've always imagined Higo's voice... so I'm extremely happy that you are able to hear that by reading his text and looking at him. So awesome! Thanks for sharing that with me, cuz it's really cool!

And..appropriate that he should cause that reaction. Pretty sure that's how all the characters feel hearing his voice (eeexcept Hizruk...who is used to it XD)

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28th Apr 2020, 5:06 PM

princess_lom

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28th Apr 2020, 5:06 PM

HeSerpenty

LOL! Yes that's the mood I was really going for on this page! XDD

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