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0601: Dude, They’re Right There in Halloween 2nd Nov, 2020
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Author Notes:
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Mel Cormac
Was this chapter a super-convoluted way to write the magic dolls out of the comic’s universe? No, it was a convoluted way to incorporate my sister’s demon-hunter characters into the comic’s universe.

Ffion and Benji belong to JC Webcomics thestrangestcoven.thecomicseries.com.
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Microraptor
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Microraptor
After all, what good is magic if it's killing all your friends?
Mel Cormac
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Mel Cormac
I misread this as "if it isn't killing all your friends" and I was about to call an emergency meeting
Echo (Guest)
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Wait, you *don't* kill your friends with magic?
Mel Cormac
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Mel Cormac
Yes that's right, you... *reads smudged writing on my hand* don't kill your frems with magic
steveha
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steveha
She said she chooses safety for her friends over BS magic powers... but she didn't say that all magic is BS so I didn't even think there was an implied insult.

I guess Anna would say something insulting if she thought of it, and not think twice, but I don't think she did that this time.
Mel Cormac
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Mel Cormac
"Don't get it twisted, I definitely would insult you, but I didn't just now"
LinkyBoy
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Strange that Jon is not so eager about getting rid of the damned dolls, despite all of the body-swapping experiences he endured. Unless he has afterthoughts about missed opportunities ?
Mel Cormac
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Mel Cormac
He's not as strongly opposed as he could be (or maybe should be), partly he just thinks it would be a waste, since magic is so rare for them
anonymous coward (Guest)
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"Say, are you really sure you want to get rid of the hazardous, demon summoning properties of these dolls, Anna?"

Is this the fabled Walker family resemblance rearing its head again? Dangerously decayed TNT is also a pretty rare thing, and aside from bored fools and pyromaniacs generally most people are happy to never see any. Besides, just like how advanced pyromania is no good unless you know what you're doing you also don't want to jump straight into the deep end of magic right with the lethal demons. Imps, dretches and quasits are above the starting ECL for most settings, and neither Jon nor Seth have the guts nor the budget to keep a Lemure as a pet. Start with something nicer instead if you have to do it at all, like a friendly sprite or pixie. Even those probably aren't worth the effort but they're much less likely to kill you unless you're a dangerously ignorant and oblivious twit. Wait, that makes those too much for the Walker boys too, huh... start with a tamagotchi or a virtual aquarium maybe?

Hold on, hold on, you're adopting these folks into this comic now? If these two stay around to teach magic to Anna that could be really bad!
Mel Cormac
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Mel Cormac
Y'know I'm sure Jon had a valid reason to question removing the dark magic that's been nothing but trouble from day one, but damned if I can remember what it was

More like JC and I decided our comics take place in the same universe, but they live in different cities so won't be around all the time
anonymous coward (Guest)
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If I had to guess it was something like, "Derp, magical powers could actually be useful, fun or both if we could make it safe by knowing what is going on." Jon does not seem to have thought it all the way through. If he does his research though--and if there's a steady, reasonably paying government job in it for him--he might do worse than switching programs to magic. Is it simple and foolproof enough he wouldn't be getting himself or Seth in trouble by going for it? Would they even let him in the classroom?

I can see it now, other comics borrowing Seth as that background comic relief who collapses a pallet load on top of himself while their main characters go shopping for slutty olive oil. Ken serving coffee wearing the mortarboard. Anna randomly running down the road pointing at various passers-by and yelling, "Teeth!" As long as people borrowing your cast are careful to avoid ever giving them main character focus they could be set for a lot of background cameo work.
Mel Cormac
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Mel Cormac
Slutty olive oil in every store