Chapter 6 Page 85

May 20th, 2013, 6:36 pm
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H0lyhandgrenade
May 20th, 2013, 6:36 pm
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Bustedddd.

Remember this guy? From earlier in the chapter? Mordecai? Either ways, his shirt seemed pretty popular... I might see if I can make that design available. If people are interested. If I can.

Oh, if there's any trouble with the page showing, try refreshing it a couple times. SJ seems to be having a couple technical difficulties.

See y'all soon.
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Guest (Guest)
May 20th, 2013, 6:39 pm
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That's incredible XD I love Elle and Jeremy's faces.
Dante (Guest)
May 20th, 2013, 6:40 pm
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I will still take this as a compliment for Paras.
Foxblaze
May 20th, 2013, 6:46 pm
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Yeah I noticed that on a few comics I read, I have to refresh several times before I can see the image. At least with this I only had to do it once
Hadam10Rose
May 20th, 2013, 6:47 pm
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Poor Rat, I think it might be dead..... That looks like it wouldn't have survived that.
Hermy
May 20th, 2013, 7:26 pm
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That shirt. I'm seriously interested. <3
Kuuchan
May 20th, 2013, 7:37 pm
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:) This is the perfect chance to have the mini adventures of Rat and errm friends!
Blurgies (Guest)
May 20th, 2013, 8:02 pm
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Haha "Boss" looks like the Toilet Genie from Chronicles of the door, thats awesome
GenesisInk
May 20th, 2013, 8:14 pm
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I really do love that shirt.
Blitz3124
May 20th, 2013, 8:17 pm
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The shirt DOES ANYONE ELSE WANT THIS SHIRT?
I Am Thy God
May 20th, 2013, 8:18 pm
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don't tell me THAT guy's the real gym leader! Atticus has no deathfodder left!
a rabid giraffe (Guest)
May 20th, 2013, 8:26 pm
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shirt The shirt is amazing, however, I feel like it'd be an awkward one to wear because people would assume I'm homophobic or something.
raishe
May 20th, 2013, 9:28 pm
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I want that shirt, purely because I'm going to France soon and the play on words is too good to pass up!
zdw (Guest)
May 20th, 2013, 9:41 pm
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sales advice thats a gameing shirt or a lazy im not going out today tee just clean my place type of thing if its comfy to wear just make it big sizeing(like usa size not china size)and they will sell well
Crusty_Kris
May 20th, 2013, 10:09 pm
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I wonder if he caught Rat on his way in
Draexzhan (Guest)
May 20th, 2013, 10:31 pm
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I love that guy's beard. And his shirt.
I want both.
Guest
May 21st, 2013, 12:09 am
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Dis be dah real Gym Leader
Sooth sayer (Guest)
May 21st, 2013, 2:40 am
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Paras is a zombie.
A gay zombie.
narm (Guest)
May 21st, 2013, 2:42 am
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... So was he clapping while holding both of there shoulders? cause that's scary awesome.

o just sound effect me dumb
crazybob
May 21st, 2013, 4:25 am
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lol
zetina
May 21st, 2013, 4:33 am
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Mordecai I pretty much recognised him BECAUSE of the shirt, hah
Manga-Ka
May 21st, 2013, 6:21 am
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oh he's the guy capturing that other pikachu :'O
w0lfh4wk (Guest)
May 21st, 2013, 7:40 am
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Yep,,, In the 3rd Panel Elle looks like Chris from Rumpelstiltskin... also - Jeremy looks fairly attractive to me in the same panel.

I'm assuming this dude is about to tell them to pay up the money they owe Atticus... while simultaneously accusing Jeremy of burning the forest down.
Solitary Confinement (Guest)
May 21st, 2013, 8:07 am
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@norm
He wasn't clapping. The "clap" sounds were his hands clapping onto their shoulders.
dbzgirl311
May 21st, 2013, 9:05 am
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I wonder if he's the champion
xhalloweenx (Guest)
May 21st, 2013, 9:11 am
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Dat shirt! Make it pleeeeeease!
teh_fish (Guest)
May 21st, 2013, 11:54 am
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If it helps, the mushroom on Paras probably just has sex types, not strictly gender as we know it.
Guest
May 21st, 2013, 1:44 pm
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@a rabid giraffe: so you think people would think you were afraid of people like you? that's what homophobic means. it doesn't mean afraid of homosexuals, though everyone thinks it does.
Blah To The Blah (Guest)
May 21st, 2013, 2:16 pm
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speaking of that, they still need to pick up that pikachu....once it lands
The Wild Ayo (Guest)
May 21st, 2013, 2:28 pm
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"Oh I just flew on in though your new open air sun roof.c: Very nice, didn't you'd had one installed."
Rose L. (Guest)
May 21st, 2013, 2:47 pm
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...ayup, and you just lost me as a reader.

I do not support homophobia. That shirt is homophobic.

So goodbye. It was a mediocre run. But I wanted you to know *why* I'm unsubscribing. Maybe you'll actually do something about it.
The_mad_one
May 21st, 2013, 3:02 pm
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He's got a smile that says "I'm going to murder you."
H0lyhandgrenade
May 21st, 2013, 3:08 pm
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@Rose L.: Let's PRETEND that that is a homophobic shirt. Wouldn't that imply that that CHARACTER is homophobic, rather than myself?

And even so. No one's saying they have any problem with Paras' gender preference.

I could list further arguement but I doubt you're a reasonable enough sort to take it into consideration, so I'll spare my mood and leave it there.
SaviourInDistress
May 21st, 2013, 3:26 pm
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@H0lyhandgrenade: Don't waste your breath H0ly. She doesn't even have an account so therefore can't subscribe. I smell troll.

Also we don't think you're homophobic or that that shirt is. Don't let the trolls get ya down :)
ElectricType
May 21st, 2013, 4:16 pm
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Yes please. You show me the link, I will buy that shirt.
Enkiu
May 21st, 2013, 6:10 pm
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I like this guy already.
varsaigen (Guest)
May 21st, 2013, 7:53 pm
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@I Am Thy God: Of COURSE he is! They called him Boss! :D

You expecting the cronies of someone other than the Gym Leader to be running the place? I mean, they aren't Team Rocket, right? (Though I do find the setup disturbingly familiar)
varsaigen (Guest)
May 21st, 2013, 7:54 pm
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@narm: Just the sound of a hand bearing down upon their shoulders. People with guilty consciences are more easily disturbed by loud (and sudden) noises.
Rubberbandninja (Guest)
May 21st, 2013, 8:45 pm
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My guess is that he's one of Brock's siblings all grown up. He's got the skin tone, and a longer version of Brock's spiky hair.
jess56476 (Guest)
May 22nd, 2013, 12:53 am
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I sense that someone is about to get arrested...
Guest
May 22nd, 2013, 7:13 am
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If he managed to catch Rat on the way up and out, it's miracle save time.
Guest
May 22nd, 2013, 8:56 am
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Elite four I get the feeling mordecai is one of the elite four, in the sense that one elite is responseable for two gymleaders.
Iarei (Guest)
May 22nd, 2013, 12:36 pm
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Gay First, the shirt in no way implies anything negative about paras's sexuality. (If anyone interprets the statement 'X is Y' as a negative statement about X, it means they think Y is a negative attribute. If you are interpreting 'gay' as negative that's on you, not the shirt.)
Second, 'Gay' in it's olde usage just means 'happy'. Also parasect's design rocks, and I totally use one despite it's crippling type weaknesses.

TLDR - That shirt is rad, and we've seen this guy before.
http://mokepon.smackjeeves.com/comics/1630359/chapter-6-page-28/
mosama
May 22nd, 2013, 2:56 pm
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H0ly cant be a homophobe- me and her are lesbians together.
Twine99 (Guest)
May 22nd, 2013, 10:53 pm
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Mordecia's Bag What do you think is in Mordecia's bag?
discrider (Guest)
May 23rd, 2013, 1:55 am
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There is no way that he didn't catch Rat on the way in.
Samiya (Guest)
May 23rd, 2013, 2:15 pm
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@Hadam10Rose: I believe their new "open air sunroof" actually came from Stein's earlier entrance via Avalanche Bob. See Chapter 5, page 33.
Robinson3938
May 23rd, 2013, 5:22 pm
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@Rubberbandninja: his eyes are closed too, just like Brock's
Samiya (Guest)
May 23rd, 2013, 9:17 pm
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Earring Something I just noticed... Has Stein had that feather earring the whole time? XD
Vi (Guest)
May 23rd, 2013, 11:25 pm
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shirt If you could figure out how to make Paras look extraordinarily happy, that would support the ye old interpretation of gay. And make me more inclined to buy the shirt (not that I'm much inclined in the first place).

If you have the opportunity, maybe have with text and without text shirt options? Or, or get some company on the internet to allow people to specify their own text!

Of course, you could just make the shirt as-is, and use any resulting shit storms to drive traffic to your comic :D

and @ the person who un-subscribed? why didn't they rage quit when the shirt first showed up?
Guest
May 23rd, 2013, 11:26 pm
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@raishe: ha, just got it :) ... need to find out if Paras is called something else in the French translation tho.
Person (Guest)
May 24th, 2013, 12:14 am
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@Samiya, WTF, I never noticed that! Now I feel blind O.o
potatoshot
May 24th, 2013, 11:25 am
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@Rose L.: i love it when people think they're being persecuted for being a minority instead of for trying to get attention by calling out trivialities with self-righteous pseudo-political arguments
Guest
May 24th, 2013, 2:05 pm
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@Rose L.: What does it matter if one person leaves? You are nothing, not even 0.01% of the readership.
Guest
May 24th, 2013, 2:26 pm
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Where is H0ly??? She missed one of her regular updates.
Samiya (Guest)
May 24th, 2013, 4:26 pm
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@Person: I swear H0ly went back and added it! -shifty eyes-
SaviourInDistress
May 25th, 2013, 6:48 am
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@Samiya: I only just noticed too but if you go back through the pages it used to be white then it miraculously changed colour o_0
Person (Guest)
May 25th, 2013, 9:47 am
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@Samiya: she must have gone back and added it to all the previous pages, cuz I just went and checked, and it's there EVERYWHERE. Dang you H0ly, you can't fool me!
Guest
May 27th, 2013, 4:11 pm
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Is holy still alive? :(
Just Discovered CatBug (Guest)
May 27th, 2013, 5:35 pm
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Grasshopper. Ah quit whining, Something'll happen. If Holy did die I'm sure her sister will take over.
Jessica W (Guest)
May 27th, 2013, 6:21 pm
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YOU @Rose L.: so butthurt. just...just stop.
Former DT_Fan (Guest)
May 27th, 2013, 9:14 pm
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@Guest H0ly mentioned in her twitter that this week's updates would probably get delayed until the next one because she needed a small break.
zdw (Guest)
May 27th, 2013, 9:41 pm
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@Former DT_Fan: thx i dont have a twitter and no one said why shes missed two updates till now
jf1981 (Guest)
May 28th, 2013, 4:32 am
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Actually I didn't immediately get the shirt.

But I did think the paras design was cool.
Voidshifter (Guest)
May 28th, 2013, 6:26 am
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So um... @jf1981: can you explain the t-shirt then T_T i dont get it. sounded like a band name to me lol
ModestAlienWaltz
May 28th, 2013, 8:58 am
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For the love of all that is H0ly, the shirt must be made!
Reality Checker (Guest)
May 28th, 2013, 10:49 am
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You serious? You know... I just gotta have my say about something. I grew up being abused by my family and bullied by schoolchildren my entire life. I had zero friends, zero help, and what seemed like an entire world of people who were out to hurt me simply for the fact that I was alive. But the worst part was in Junior High and early High School, where I spent four torturous years under attack for being gay. In reality, I'm totally straight and have absolutely zero inclination for liking men, but try telling that to a horde of bullies who've suddenly found themselves a new way to cause you pain.

I spent the entirety of those four years running for my life. Straight boys would hunt me down so they could "beat on the gay kid", and gay boys would chase me just as much because they thought I was an easy and willing lay. Both were wrong, but it didn't stop until I put my foot down and fought a group off who jumped me outside in the middle of the night. It took me, someone who despises violence due to my entire life's history, putting two boys in the hospital and sending two more home with more bruises than they could count, to make it all stop.

I have met NO ONE in the world since then, who has more right to be a homophobe than myself. I LOATHE the very subject of homosexuality, for all the pain and grief it has caused me, and I have more than enough reason to feel that way.

Yet... Even I am making steps, striving to overcome it because I know not everybody is the same. Gay or not, everyone deserves an equal opportunity to be judged as individuals. Otherwise, it just isn't fair.

My point is... Me, with all my problems, and all my reasons, STILL never took the "Paras is Gay" T-shirt to be anything more than a joke. I actually thought it was funny. This "Rose L." person is just being a condescending jerk about a subject I know to be very different than the one she claims it is.

So please forgive me for being so strongly worded. But I thought I had to point out how stupid it was when I saw her say that. There is no reason for her to have behaved that way- I most certainly should know- and I'm just going to finish by saying that this webcomic is truly amazing, and you will never lose me as a reader. Thank you, H0ly, for putting your time and effort into something good even when idiots try to take you down.
dragonking (Guest)
May 28th, 2013, 2:12 pm
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sounds like @Reality Checker: sounds like the strait kids just wanted an easy lay too, but i digress, amazing comic, saying that the shirt is homophobic is a blatant lie, also you can tell that the person is a troll due to they called the comic mediocre.
Tyler (Guest)
May 28th, 2013, 3:28 pm
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anyone else think its weird how they seem kind of scared of him
LucarioGuy15 (Guest)
May 28th, 2013, 9:32 pm
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@Reality Checker: *slow claps* Thank you, my good sir.
Not only am I proud and happy that you overcame your problems and that slowly you have come to realize that everyone should, as you put it, "everyone deserves an equal opportunity to be judged as individuals", I am also behind you when you say that that shirt has nothing to do with homophobia whatsoever. Being a pretty supportive guy and bisexual myself, I cannot see how that shirt can be considered as homophobic.
That said, I am glad shallow people like Rose L. get removed from the fan base. We don't need people undermining H0ly's work when she dedicates all her time and effort to provide us with this amazing webcomic. It's quality over quantity, after all.
Please keep up the good work, H0ly. And enjoy your break. :3
Guest
May 28th, 2013, 10:22 pm
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@Former DT_Fan Thanks for the update! @Just Discovered Sorry man, no twitter, and I was legit concerned. I've been reading webcomics for about ten years, so I don't care about missed updates, but I DO get concerned with 0 contact, because I've had authors die on me before =/. That being said, it was concerning because of how consistent H0ly is in either updating or posting comments.
Voidshifter (Guest)
May 29th, 2013, 11:28 am
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Seriously someone explain the shirt to me T_T
Ramia (Guest)
May 29th, 2013, 4:06 pm
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@Voidshifter I don't think there is a lot to explain. The t-shirt just states that 'Paras is gay' and that is pretty much it. Like so many other thinks people read it differently. Some find it funny, some (like myself) are indifferent and a few find it to be disrespectful. I'm not really sure why, it just say that Paras is gay and never anything about gay being bad.
However, why people are having this discussion now and not when we first saw the t-shirt is the real question.
Chimerat (Guest)
May 29th, 2013, 4:27 pm
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Huh... I guess all those bonus updates took their toil on the update schedule?

That or Nintendo discovered this and the artist has been advised by council to not to anything publicly until things are settled. (It would not be the first time a webcomic was in that situation, though generally their sites are taken down, not left up. *shrugs)
SaviourInDistress
May 29th, 2013, 4:55 pm
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@Voidshifter: There are a lot of t shirts going around that say, I love london or I love Paris so Holy decided to mock these shirts and put a pokemon spin on it. That's all.

edit: there is also an I love new york t-shirt, i have no idea how i missed that one.
Renesh (Guest)
May 29th, 2013, 4:58 pm
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That feather... It was not there last time I was here. *suspicious stare*
Reality Checker (Guest)
May 29th, 2013, 6:13 pm
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I appreciate it. @dragonking and LucarioGuy15:

Thank you very much for your supportive responses. I was slightly worried that, despite my efforts, someone might misunderstand my little rant as a show of bigotry. It's such a terrible world we live in, that even a helpful self-example can make me worry about how people will respond. So I thank you for helping show that what I said was alright.

I'm glad to help out anytime I can.

@Renesh: Oh my, I never noticed that feather either. I smell conspiracy! :P
SaviourInDistress
May 30th, 2013, 4:59 am
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@Just Discovered CatBug: you know some people are more worried about H0ly then the comic -_-
Rubberbandninja (Guest)
May 30th, 2013, 7:35 am
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@Voidshifter: I'm guessing it's a spin on the phrase "Gay Paris", using the old meaning of the word to refer to the French city.
sonics1030
May 30th, 2013, 10:51 am
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Let me make a poll here! Are you a boy or a girl?
everyoneever (Guest)
May 30th, 2013, 3:58 pm
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@sonics1030:

Yes.

/poll
AlmostAware
May 30th, 2013, 5:30 pm
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I had to go back a few pages to make sure that feather existed before now... it sorta blended in, I thought it was shadowing before.

Also, there is a broken link in the links page. "Don't fear the reaper" no longer exists.

Also, as if you didn't already know... your comic is just amazing.
qazox
May 30th, 2013, 10:14 pm
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Yay you're back H0ly!

And that shirt looks awesome!
Buizel06
June 1st, 2013, 2:45 pm
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Hehehehe That shirt makes me mad and also makes me want to laugh! XD