Winterbrook 12

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lirvilas
25th Feb 2016, 10:00 AM

Um yeah it's pretty obvious which side of the political fence I sit on... but that doesn't mean I can't see Ruby Ridge from here.

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Zanreo
25th Feb 2016, 10:28 AM

Oooooh shit...

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lirvilas
25th Feb 2016, 12:17 PM

Man, I need to back off on the tension here... this is like the third or fourth comment to that effect.

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Rd Ashes
25th Feb 2016, 12:12 PM

HOLY CRAPPER, SH*TS just hit the fan!

You wouldn't DARE have them kidnap that baby!


Would you?!
o_O

Edit: Also, leave Maureen alone.
Though I feel like she can hold her own.
;-)

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lirvilas
25th Feb 2016, 9:33 PM

Have you ever been told to dismiss/disassociate/disparage someone because of who they're related to?

Yeah.

Blood has consequences.

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Call Me Tom
25th Feb 2016, 1:44 PM

Bloody Hell!

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lirvilas
25th Feb 2016, 9:33 PM

Indeed... now to see how hellishly bloody it gets.

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Call Me Tom
26th Feb 2016, 12:16 AM

Well at least all those MSV guys are now dead. Maybe not today or tomorrow but there lives are now forfeit the day they tuched the child of Tona Zehm.

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lirvilas
26th Feb 2016, 8:59 AM

We'll see about that. The wicked have an annoying tendency to go unpunished in this world.

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Call Me Tom
27th Feb 2016, 12:37 AM

Well the threat is kinda self fulfilling as all will die one day.

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anonymous coward
25th Feb 2016, 2:15 PM

You can perfectly well be alarmed by both cultist-militia gun nuts like the AR-15 dealers that the Ruby Ridge fiasco was targeting... AND ALSO the damn police state that's sending no-knock raids on people without any plausible reason at the same time. People don't have to like either set of overarmed, dangerous thugs.

And maybe I'm just perverse, but this kind of shit is real and someone has to show it seriously in fiction. Without that society will never digest this reality properly and work out what to do about it. Far too many people don't get that, "It's not aimed at me because I'm an upstanding citizen," isn't a good answer to the question of, "So, why don't you care about the rampaging uniformed thugs shooting unarmed citizens?" The 'War on a Select Few Drugs' is way out of hand, to name just one of the major parts of the problem.

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lirvilas
25th Feb 2016, 3:43 PM

Sometimes I read your comments and I'm like "what the hell is wrong with this guy".

This isn't one of the times--thank you for the well put response. You are the single reason I allow guest comments.

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anonymous coward
26th Feb 2016, 4:37 AM

Er, thanks, I think.
Seriously, I play 'devil's advocate' professionally on a regular basis, and one of the things I use 'anonymous' internet comments for is practice at questioning and deconstructing assumptions and beliefs. Another is just an expression of boredom though, to be honest....

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MadJak91
25th Feb 2016, 5:18 PM

I think this works perfectly in greyscale, intentional or not. Kinda good you do not have the time at the moment :D

Lir, do not do it :{
You will not do it, right?
My weak heart is nervous...

It is time for Felicia to get resourceful unless it was her fault.
If the house has a back door then running in the woods or something.
Even then, survival in sheer cold is well...

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lirvilas
25th Feb 2016, 9:34 PM

I would refer you to the chapter title for whether this is a marriage of convenience.

Additionally, my current production techniques make colors and greyscale the same effort.

Felicia can't save anyone now.

And finally, go check the forums. I'm picking a fite with you out there...

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MadJak91
25th Feb 2016, 9:56 PM

In case it was not clear, I meant that this page works actually more without color than colored. Funny.

hhhhhhngh

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sigpig
25th Feb 2016, 10:45 PM

I agree with MJ91. Grey-scale works VERY well with this page. Kinda hard to believe that it would take close to a dozen MSV MIBs to kidnap a toddler, unless they were afraid that Tona would go on a rampage...

The big question (in my mind) is: "Who has hired MSV; or is it an internal scheme?"

At least nobody was injured in this page, at least...

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lirvilas
26th Feb 2016, 9:00 AM

Stand by for Sunday.

Edit: Thanks for the comment on the coloring. Additionally, MSV takes on all kinds of clients and they aren't above burning both ends of the candle.

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Stever
25th Feb 2016, 11:46 PM

Aww... poor kid. Caught up in the adults game.

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lirvilas
26th Feb 2016, 9:02 AM

A game of love?!

Heh.

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Seabiscuit
26th Feb 2016, 12:48 AM

...Oh god that last panel...
Lirvvvv whyyyy?! :C

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lirvilas
26th Feb 2016, 9:05 AM

I agree that it's exploitative as hell.

But now that I have a kid of my own, I have a far better understanding of the blind rage/fear reaction that putting children at risk provokes... in any human.

Give me two more pages to put this one to rest; a week from now you might not hate me as much.

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ProfEtheric
26th Feb 2016, 1:56 AM

I'm commenting later than usual on this one not from a position of reading late, but because I needed to let it stew in my brain for a while like a gator with its meal in the swamp.

I'm not going to lie. That last panel hit me hard. I know the whole dang PAGE is meant to be uncomfortable, but that turn... hitting that button... damn.

I tip my fedora to you, sir. Your mastery of the emotional cliffhanger leaves my current "pleased to meet you" turns far in the dust.

I only hope that, when I get to the hard stuff, I can hit like this.

Also, MSV is WAY out of line. I suspect "the bad one" is going to collect some taxes on that behavior...

(Yes, I am aware of the potential problems of a felon with her record taking action here, but a grizzly mama whose baby is being threatened isn't necessarily going to think about that...)

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lirvilas
26th Feb 2016, 9:17 AM

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edit: uh, yeah, thanks for the praise!

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Centcomm
3rd Mar 2016, 7:07 AM

I got nothing.. ( great page though )

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lirvilas
3rd Mar 2016, 7:24 AM

Thanks!

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