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Chapter 10 Page 54

June 7th, 2016, 7:39 pm

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It's weird having pages with him on that aren't just full of his dialogue.
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Reply H0lyhandgrenade, June 7th, 2016, 7:39 pm

Sorry that this page is up a lil' late tonight. It's been a long day.

See y'all soon.

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User's Comments:

Reply Visitor (Guest), June 7th, 2016, 7:45 pm

I don't think we're quite finished doling out tragedies yet.

Reply Guest, June 7th, 2016, 8:07 pm

Oh my God...

Reply Ultimate the Hedgehog, June 7th, 2016, 9:09 pm

Now as much as I would likely do the same to keep my child from being kidnapped, my OCD is bugging me because I actually wanted to hear what he had to say.

Reply Hmmm (Guest), June 7th, 2016, 9:13 pm

I don't see this ending here, somehow. So... Very interested to see what happens next. And curious: what colour is his brains?

Also, I'm enjoying the relative silence of all the people who defended the asshole's disgusting words, suggesting Chris is actually a terrible person for no other reason than he said she is. Srsly, what's wrong with you peeps?

Reply The_mad_one, June 8th, 2016, 5:13 am


His brains are black and white.

By the way, if you're enjoying that silence, why are you attempting to make them bring forth their reasons again?

Do you really think that an act of manslaughter makes people think Chris is a good person now?

Reply Unclever title, June 8th, 2016, 8:18 am

@The_mad_one: Chris is a desperate person. A parent who sees no other option towards protecting her son than killing this Fair who is actively threatening to take him away.

The Fair acted like a member of a desperate species, trying to rationalize his actions as justified because they see (or at least he sees) no other option to prevent their race from dying out.

Despite both of them doing morally questionable things here neither person is inherently GOOD or BAD.

Reply Ha! (Guest), June 10th, 2016, 7:28 am

@The_mad_one: I brought it up because I knew you were tired of chewing on your tongue.

Also, no. No, because she's never been a bad person. She's been a kid who made a mistake, thrown into a bad situation as a result of that mistake, lost her only family, and then foced to make a decision with no other options left. And now she's older, learned fom her mistake and is, quite rightly, beating the living shit out of a vile villain who deserves it. You know, the only actual bad guy we've really seen so far. Aside from maybe the king, I dunno.

You turds keep trying to imply that Chris is a bad person. But, just like our new, moist floor decoration, you have no actual reason for it.

I won't pretend Chris is a great person. Great people don't make for good story-telling as main characters. She's flawed like any good character should be.

There is, however a GIGANTIC fucking difference between the flawed character that she is and the bad person, the villian, that you make her out to be.

Reply Broktus (Guest), June 10th, 2016, 11:25 pm

@Ha!: I think you may have misunderstood something.
You strike an excellent point that Chis is flawed and not morally 'evil', but the arguments against her are more along the lines of "It's her fault she's in this mess to begin with and she should own up to her mistakes", not "She's a horrible person and needs to pay". Like you said, she is flawed- and it makes good storytelling.

But so do morally intricate characters. Not much is clear about Rumple or his motives, but judging from what we do know his entire species is on the brink of extinction, likely due to humans. To him, humans are scum, liars, murderers, etc., the same way mortals view dragons in the Elder Scrolls series- violent, powerful, and impossible to negotiate with. Rumple has no reason to be nice or play nice with his sworn enemy, so to him and presumably all other fairs- if any others are even alive at this point- Rumple would come across as a hero who used his wits to win a child over to his species and help protect them from total annihilation. It all depends on how you look at it.

The characters are deep, complicated, and lack a crystal clear definition of "right and wrong". It makes for a great story, and lots of debating in the comment section.

Reply DianaJones, June 7th, 2016, 9:26 pm

Throughout this whole webcomic, there has been a lot of miscommunication and rash decisions, and it hasn't stopped. I was- am even still- ecstatic that Chris hit him hard, and even though it was satisfying in some way to see her beat him up, there is a growing apprehension that she just seriously fucked up, and I'm terrified.

Reply MilkyTea, June 11th, 2016, 1:22 pm

@DianaJones: It feels like when a guy is picking fights in a bar until someone can't stand it anymore and punches him, but then it turns out that's exactly what he wanted so he could sue them for money. Feels like the insurance scam part of it is coming up any second now...

Reply Nice-ness, June 7th, 2016, 10:06 pm

Okay okay, Chris, stop... you're scaring me.

Reply WayPast (Guest), June 8th, 2016, 2:31 am

honestly I always preferred rumple over chris

Reply Mythee, June 8th, 2016, 6:20 am

I just hope she'll be ok... she's been through so much. She can overcome this qq

Reply NatsFan, June 8th, 2016, 9:10 pm

@shibagal: "It's a long drive to deep left field! It is going, going, GONE! A home run for Chris! She may go to the gallows for it, but it sure is great baseball!"

Reply Biev (Guest), June 10th, 2016, 6:56 pm

If she kills him, does she inherit the mask?

Reply WitUnderPressure, June 11th, 2016, 1:14 am

Enter the king:

"...I'm sure he had it coming. Make sure you have someone clean this up before you go to bed. Goodnight."

Reply Guest, June 11th, 2016, 3:13 pm

I've been thinking about the fair's little rant about being so dependant on humans and how it sucks for him. He could be full of shit and just taking his life frustrations out on her, but what if he's not exaggerating this dependance, and is in fact kind of downplaying it?

Like, what if a fair bonds with a child and sort of becomes basically his or her "imaginary friend"... loses a great big chunk of their willpower and basically becomes a servant of that child's expectations, is controled by them from then on?
What if a fair's only desire in life is to have a pure and innocent friendship with a child, but when the kid they're bonded to is taught that fairs are horrible child-snatching monsters that are to be feared, they lose the nice face they had under the mask when the kid thought well of them and are compelled by that child(person)'s expectations to become bogeymen?
What if him trying to kidnap Chris when she was a kid was him desperatly trying to stop from becoming the bogeyman she was starting to see him as?
What if this present fair IS Chris' Rumpelstiltskin, and he WANTS to be her hero but Chris, by expecting him to be the villain (despite her hopes to the contrary somewhere in the middle of her first dealings with him), because of what her brother said when she was a child, is literally unwittingly forcing him to be the villain?
What if him wanting to take Gabe is a longshot and desperate attempt to have a chance at bonding with a new child (someone with Chris' blood so it tricks the bond?) who can look at him and see a friend so he can quit being a bogeyman?

Reply Biev (Guest), June 12th, 2016, 9:32 am

@Guest: That would be awesome. Please write stories! And come back and post the link so I can read them!

Reply Guest, June 13th, 2016, 7:28 pm

@Biev: Aw, thank you! :3 I actually am writing stories , but none of them are quite done/available just yet and I'm not sure it's polite to advertize them on other people's webcomics...
But, if you have a DA account (or even if you don't), my username is HollyRoseBriar and I'll make sure to post when they're done

Reply Biev (Guest), June 14th, 2016, 9:34 am

@Guest: Why does that name ring a bell...? In any case, I'll be keeping an eye on you, missy! ; )

Reply chaos-of-vinnie, June 13th, 2016, 11:51 am

What wait, his face?! Whose face!!? No she can't be killing him! There must be more to it! T.T

Reply Explanation Faery (Guest), June 13th, 2016, 7:15 pm

@chaos-of-vinnie: In this universe the mask that fairs wear are often referred, at least among themselves, as their "faces" - since they never show their faces from under the mask to outsiders generally (was a fluke of bad luck that Chris got to see two).

In this case the mask is the same as the fair that befriended her when she was a child and she, having seen "Rumple's" face earlier, is positive it's not the same fair and that to have the mask of the fair she befriended as a child that "Rumpy" had to have done something fairly bad. (no pun intended).

She's saying Rumpy doesn't have the right or perceived goodness of character to wear the same mask "face" as her childhood friend.

Reply wynter, June 14th, 2016, 7:24 am

This is so good :O

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