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Chapter 23: Page 11

December 30th, 2014, 11:00 am

I Say...

Hazumirein says,

This is a weird scene.

Anyway, apologies for lateness again; something came up short notice at work and now we're kind of in "all hands on deck" mode so I forfeited my day off to help out (not that I /really/ had a choice, but eh). I would kind of expect another Friday update instead of Thursday this week too (but at least Thursday is technically a holiday).

I think there's a couple of interesting, kind of symbolic things to note about this page; I'm just gonna let the Question of the Update be a discussion of whatever you think those might be.

And You Say...

crazyhead42 (Guest) says,

Leaning in close, Moragi's eye's dare him to make his move. Much preferring to be on top, Artturo flips them into a familiar position, his wings clasped around them. He drops down close, and Moragi's hands wrap around Arturro's horns. Suddenly an audible sound comes from the gem on Moragi's neck saying "HEY! GET YOUR OWN BODY!"

... maybe doing a messed up love story is not a good idea. I'm just going to do the clothes one, cause this is gross.

Alt. Clothes version:
Angry that his clothes had been ruined, Arturro throws Moragi to the grown below him. In an attempt to exact revenge, he uses his ice power to cause water to condense on the grass as dew. The dew slides gently down the blades, wetting the sand below. Before long, he has created a mud patch below the two of them, which horribly discolors Moragi & Riza's tail, hair, and clothes. With his lust for vengeance far from satisfied, he throws ice picks in the mud, and splatters mud on even the dragon's beautiful coat. Then, with a burst of magic only he has ever cared to learn, he creates rippling armpit streamers for everyone. Exhausted, but finally satisfied, Arturro returns to the form of Daemon, not to be seen again for another 20 strips.

Oh yeah, that's a fun one. Now if only I could figure out any of the actual symbols in this strip.

LouLouBaBa says,

THINGS ARE HOTTING UP!!! *Fangirl scream*
One: Well Dae has a sweat drop on panel 2 which could mean for a small second he was a little afraid of Moragi that she saids she can lock him back in the body
Two: umm... Dae likes to be on top... hehehe...

crazyhead42 (Guest) says,

@LouLouBaBa Yes, this was getting too ... like that ... for my tastes. That's why I'm dropping it. I might do a few back stories with it, but none of the fight scenes.
Oh, and he wasn't afraid of Moragi forcing him into his body, he was afraid they'd forgotten the safe-words. Oh god, it's getting worse.

Hazumirein says,

@crazyhead42 and @LouLouBaBa: I would just like to say that I literally laughed out loud at those comments. Thanks for making my day.

See, I try to keep DC kind of PG-13, so I can't explicitly show anything really, uh, risque, but a vague implication/possibility is usually enough to set you guys off, so I live to read the comments on pages like this hahaha.

crazyhead42 (Guest) says,


@Hazumirein : does that mean you MEANT for them to be going into love-mode in the middle of a field, with friends who could wake up at any moment and a dragon still watching them?

crazyhead42 (Guest) says,

oh my...

I JUST realised- Riza does actually like Dae, and if Moragi likes Arturro... That could be a fully functioning love square.

Sorry that wasn't funny, but that's what happens when it's too based in logic. I'll write a funnnier version tomorrow when I'm back on my computer.

TCRanch says,


Hmm... well first it seems dae's body is still bleeding, unless angles, and he seems to actually have to exert himself, unlike with the other fights. Maybe he's weakening? Or he could just be getting all "horny" while groping... I mean grappling with a woman... i'll leave now l, before I make your eyes bleed more :P

DuskTheHalfDemon (Guest) says,


THAT WAS THE STRANGEST POSITION I HAVE EVER SEEN!!!!!!!!!!! *writes down something on a notepad* Ship; Arrturo and Morgai.

crazyhead42 (Guest) says,

Darn lost edit privileges. Anyway, here's the new comment:

I'm not sure the love-fest would stop, even if Arturro and Moragi DID go back inside their human shells.

Hazumirein says,

I'm gonna keep letting you guys speculate, but I will clear one thing up: "Love" is really not the word for any relationship Artturo and Morgai do or have ever had. They very much hate each other. Like, A LOT.

It's also worth keeping in mind that they are, for all intents and purposes, animals occupying human bodies, so body language doesn't necessarily mean the same thing it would for humans. Morgai putting him on his back like that is more of a wolfish power display than anything.

However they're also not exactly ordinary animals, so who knows if there's anything else going on here or not.

crazyhead42 (Guest) says,


They married? They definitely old. :P

Lily (Guest) says,

You know what they always say, "There's a thin line between love and hate." Although looking at this, the line seems to be VERY VERY VERY thin =w=

Now. For the ship names...

Oh for the symbols, I don't know any but Artturo seems to be toying with Morgai. Also his smile makes me think that he has something odd up his sleeve. Maybe he's stalling? Oh and where did his knife go OwO

crazyhead42 (Guest) says,

Ship names

Artgai or Morturo?

I vote the first one - Artgai sounds more like art guy and flows well. (By the way, that smile = THIN THIN THIN THIN SHRED OF THIN of line)

Good question about the knife thing though. Should have held it in his teeth as an stereotypical romantic holds a delicate rose for his lady ^.-

crazyhead42 (Guest) says,

I am getting very tempted to pull out my to change up the scene. I'll wait for a go ahead from the author first though. It could count as "tracing", but definitely counts as copying.

Hazumirein says,

@Lily and @crazyhead42: If you guys are talking about that ice knife he had a minute ago, he probably dropped it when she tackled him. The actual metal one he dropped awhile ago, and the sheath from that I just forgot to draw like I usually do :P

And please, by all means, change up the scene, but only if you show us when you're done hahaha.

crazyhead42 (Guest) says,

Darn, so close. If I could draw, MAYBE I could get the knife in his mouth. But I can't. :( I tried! But I can only work with the huge side of the knife, and it won't tilt right!

I seriously need to learn to draw.

crazyhead42 (Guest) says,


It won't post! :(

I had a slightly messed up version of the first three panels on tumbler, but it won't publish the link in the chat. Boo!

ZZ Digital says,

@crazyhead42 I remember having the same problem, I've done a couple doodles of DC stuff, and it never let me post the links. but maybe that's because I was a guest like you back then, so if this posts this time, I think we know why. It would make sense too, keep bots from spamming with links:
(this was from a little bit ago in the comic, while Riza was talking with Morgai)

EDIT: It worked! Well, that's one mystery solved. Honestly, I regret waiting so long to make a SJ account.

crazyhead42 (Guest) says,

@ZZ Digital But I don't have a profile pic of someone with armpit streamers yet!

crazyhead42 says,

Aww, now i can't change my name. :(

Oh well. Here's my picture:
And I've lost my editing privileges on all my earlier posts. Great, -_- Also have to navigate that on my phone.

Lily (Guest) says,

This is probably a stupid idea but I'm sort of thinking that Morgai will pick up that ice knife and stab Atturo with it Owo. I mean, if Atturo does get on top of her and the knife is besides her then maybe x3

crazyhead42 says,


@Lily that's not stupid, but I would think it anticlimactic. I vote they kiss till the end! :D

Okay, seriously, I think I need help.

ZZ Digital says,

Does this work for you?
Also, SJ itself has a small filesize limit for avatars, so you're probably going to need to host it on some other image site. Like the one I just linked, you can use I don't have a reason to delete it.

crazyhead42 says,

@ZZ Digital
OMG! LOL! They certainly are rippling armpit streamers!
I was joking about them (see post on last page), but wow, those ARE a crime against fashion as we know it!

Quick question though, how did you make that? I can only seem to make moving gifs if I upload a video to youtube, play it in you repeat, and download the gif from there.

ZZ Digital says,

@crazyhead42 Just watched a bunch of Old Spice commercials for an appropriate frame, hit print screen, loaded the image into an art program and made three copies with different streamer positions. Then I uploaded them to, which is a little confusing to navigate to turn it into a GIF of appropriate speed. There's probably a better way to GIF-ify something, I just don't know it.

crazyhead42 says,

@ZZ Digital Personally, I think it should be built into movie editors. I mean, it would make sense, especially since my Vegas studio can read a gif in all it's motion.

But old spice commercials? What possible spice commercial could that be from? Never mind, don't want to know.

ZZ Digital says,

@crazyhead42 Watch and be amazed:

(Ironically, the frame in particular came from the very last one)

crazyhead42 says,

@ZZ Digital That... was pure weird. Weirder than I could ever go. Weirder than I would ever dare to go. Weirder than anyone should dare to go. Weirder than life's existence on an unfriendly plane. Weirder than persistence of life. Weirder than all of the cosmos. Weirder than black holes. Weirder than the idea that the entire universe started out as a dense point, but had an explosion strong enough to overcome it's own gravity. Weirder than the idea of infinite cosmos. Even weirder than me.
That's a whole lot of weird.

ZZ Digital says,

@crazyhead42 Yeah, that about sums it up.

Comments, anyone?