Comic 743 - The Lost Spell of Baron Fontainebleu, Page 24

17th Apr 2018, 11:00 PM in The Lost Spell of Baron Fontainebleu
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Adam C. 17th Apr 2018, 11:00 PM edit delete
Adam C.
What's Andy's super-clever idea? Well, we'll find out down the line. ^^ Lemme just go ahead and say that I love treasure-hunting stories that have a twist.

Heh. Yeah, that's the point of the speech I wanted to get to; Jake just wanted the kids to enjoy what they've done as super-heroes and not look back on it thinking it was a huge mistake. I think it's a pretty noble goal and made sense for him to be the one to discuss. That was ultimately the point of this whole chapter.

I felt really weird finish this page, just because it was really strange being as direct with Jake as this; typically he's very much a less-is-more kind of character, saying and expressing himself as little as possible, but just enough that you can read what he's thinking. Going into his backstory like this was nice, but I'd really prefer to not do it again for a long, long time. Or if we do have to do it, keep it as vague as humanly possible.

I guess to that effect we have this Hue person. As we mentioned, Jake was invented for a random story me and Martin did waaaay back and just wound up being inserted into Blues relatively late into its conception because they needed a parent figure. That story involved him meeting Vespi and going to the wildlands, and also meeting Hue. Who he is is... erm... Gonna be a while before it's explained. Still not entirely sure how to use him.

I've made it clear a couple of times that I really, really don't like stories that try to guilt-trip heroes into doing the right thing, or make them out to be monsters if they don't do out and fight crime constantly. So I did make sure Jake clarified that its not about them needing to stay super-heroes; they're still free to quit that whenever they want.
Martin F. 17th Apr 2018, 11:08 PM edit delete
Martin F.
Yeah, think this has been a pretty good little sequence. Feel like it's a good way to kind of tell more about Jake and give more insight into his perspective on this whole thing.

The Hue thing is a weird subject. It's something we've had in mind for a loooong time but never really quite known how to delve into. We'll see on that when it comes I suppose, is one thing related to the name I could bring up with this page but feels like it'd be more appropriate when we actually meet him.

All I've got but be sure to swing by on Saturday!


Wolfintina 17th Apr 2018, 11:15 PM edit delete reply
Aww Jake is so sweet, wonder what's going to happen next.
Adam C. 20th Apr 2018, 8:07 AM edit delete reply
Adam C.
Heh. Gladja like. ^^
Rastaba 18th Apr 2018, 2:48 AM edit delete reply
The sappiest line ever...and so perfectly delivered and with a group hug! Squeee!

Also I am not the only one who forgot Valerie was holding her hand as a light and thought she was considering just blasting the book to ash, right? As that would not end well! Magic spell book burnt to ash is a recipe for disaster...and I kinda wanna see such now.
Adam C. 20th Apr 2018, 8:09 AM edit delete reply
Adam C.
Oh, bugger off! I can think of like five lines more sappy than that off the top of my head! I grew up with an overly-sentimental mother and two sisters who loved Full House! I have SEEN the dregs of sappiness and this ain't it!

Heheh... Burning the book is actually a decent guess for future events. Like I said, I love it when treasure-hunt stories have a twist, and "WHOOPS! Book's burned! All for nothing!" is a good twist. ^^
Onasaki 18th Apr 2018, 5:01 PM edit delete reply
You really are bad at PM replies. :P

That being said, though, I'm really curious to see how this ends...
Adam C. 20th Apr 2018, 8:09 AM edit delete reply
Adam C.
Eheh... Sorry. ^^ But do hope you'll enjoy what's coming next.