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Chapter 13 Page 46

January 8th, 2019, 5:00 pm

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Author's Comments:

Reply H0lyhandgrenade, January 14th, 2019, 5:00 pm

What? Yeah.

... Now you see why I was being so slow on the past few pages haha. We made it... We legit got here. Maybe some of you might not be happy with me about this, I'm not sure... Either way, there'll still be an update of sorts next week, so I hope to see you then. I'll talk about the ending and the comic as a whole soon.

Thanks for reading this far. Ah'll sithee later.

Reply Advertisement, January 21st, 2019, 6:50 pm

User's Comments:

Reply Cave, December 27th, 2018, 9:10 pm

ohmygosh - CONGRATS! It isn't easy to finish a comic. Now I have to reread the whole thing!

Reply H0lyhandgrenade, December 27th, 2018, 9:30 pm

@Cave: I hope you do! But I'd recommend waiting until after next week first, myself =)

Reply Vapor (Guest), December 30th, 2018, 10:53 pm

Wait, really? But, the brother! Right there! :< avnjslkajnvlwfsnvfliwafjnvjkf. Great comic though, and can't wait to see what the 'update' is that's coming next week, lol. Geez, so dark... XD

Reply Vixenkiba, January 8th, 2019, 5:23 pm

Holy smokes- Congratulations H0ly!!! This has been one heck of a ride for all those years! Absolutely amazing comic, I cannot wait to read the update next week and you talking about the comic as a whole.

I can't help but wonder what's going to happen to all of them now... Will the world change? Will the brother finally reunite? I kinda love how this ending is so open in a way, it leaves tons of stuff for us to speculate about.

Thanks for creating such an amazing comic <3

Reply Flash (Guest), January 8th, 2019, 6:23 pm

I was kind of waiting for an explanation, but I guess I just missed something?

Reply amber (Guest), January 9th, 2019, 10:46 pm

@Flash: Unless the next update is a full explanation, my take is that it is up for interpretation, kind of like the original fairytale?
Rumplestiltskin, The little Red Riding Hood, The Pied Piper, (and a few other tales i forget) are both fun tales as well as a way to warn innocent children about the dangers of the world.

Think of Rumple as a child kidnapper in real world modern day and you get the picture O_o He's charming, handsome, seems like a good guy, even a hero at times, but then he kidnaps children to do who knows what with them... and it turns out all of his other 'good' qualities were a trap, so it is therefore to warn children away. xD

Or, the other interpretation a few pages ago I also liked, where it's the adults who have become corrupt, and although there is no evil intent in Rumple, the adults see him that way by seeing him as 'ugly', and only the innocence of children can see the goodness in him, but that would mean on this page the goodness died. T_T

But in the fairy tale story he's not exactly that, he is in a fantasy world and he has magical powers and the scary part is that the Mom makes a deal to give up her first born child.

In this comic I feel like they fully and creatively explore this old tale and give it a whole world and interesting characters and background. No character is 100% evil or 100% good. You could even argue that the King, however asshole that he is, is just trying to do what he thinks is right for his kingdom.

So I don't think every exact answer will be given if Holy is trying to be more like the fairytale and just leave what Rumple was up to trying to steal kids up to interpretation, but I do hope we get some closure on the Brother and Christine, maybe understand or find out a bit more about what was going on in Rumple's head.

Was Rumple a pedo? Or did he have a 'good' reason for taking away young Christine/Gabe? Maybe something to do with fairy magic ?

Just because the King was mostly the 'bad' guy, doesn't mean that Rumple was the 'good' guy. Ohhh, the darkness... But maybe some hope of happiness as well, the mother and child are safe, maybe a reunion with the brother, and maybe the mother can woop the king's ass with magic now so the whole power dynamics thing in the kingdom changes xD

Reply MK_Wizard, January 8th, 2019, 6:52 pm

I am thinking that the whole point of this was the lack of closure.

Reply Brokts (Guest), January 8th, 2019, 6:56 pm

Well damn

Reply dancinj, January 8th, 2019, 8:43 pm

Congratulations on the completion.

Reply Guest, January 8th, 2019, 8:59 pm

The king's still mad (as usual) what will he do to Chris and her son?

Toby is in the presence of Chris after all these years, what was he going to say to her?

Would Toby reveal himself to Chris or will he remain silent?

After this whole situation, would the king and Chris ever have a good relationship? Would Chris grow even more distant from him and die an unhappy wife, or could she run away with her brother and son?

Is it possible once Chris kills the king (I know its cruel but people do this..) is it possible for her to be supreme queen of the land?

Does the fair have unspoken magical powers that were passed on to Chris's son so he could then continue the fair bloodline when he becomes of age?

Who designed such a design for the mask the hair was wearing? Will it tie into Gabe from Mokepon? Is Gabe also a fair?

What's the science behind magic?

Will H0ly read this comment?

Have you read this comment?

How is your day/afternoon/ night going on this find year of 20XX?

Reply cornchipwarrior, January 8th, 2019, 9:37 pm

@Guest: good questions!

Reply Zelkova, January 8th, 2019, 11:43 pm

@Guest: My day is going great, thank you for asking. I'm going to wait til the next update before I reread it given that is H0ly suggestion.

@H0lyhandgrenade: Once you update the comic next week don't forget to set the comic to "completed" so it don't count down from the last update.

Reply DracoDamien, January 9th, 2019, 3:07 am

@Guest: "Would Toby reveal himself to Chris or will he remain silent?"

I believe it is not that will he but CAN he? As there are hints in the story that the King's robed guards were bonded into absolute servitude with magic. So the magic rules binding them may be preventing Toby from revealing himself.

Reply amber (Guest), January 9th, 2019, 11:00 pm

@Guest: "Is it possible once Chris kills the king (I know its cruel but people do this..) is it possible for her to be supreme queen of the land?"

Is it possible? I think yes, kings and queens of the past didn't always exactly get there by following the rules. Sometimes people took power in any way they could. Is it legal for her to become supreme queen of the land? No, but if she just sort of overwhelmed the king and any of his loyalists with a band of magic girls she's been openly training for years she could make it legal and there wouldn't be anyone to stop her, would there?

I just don't know if Chris, the character, would do exactly that though, we haven't exactly seen a bloodthirst for POWER! developed in her. We don't know what happened in all those years while Gabe was growing up though :D

Reply The_mad_one, January 10th, 2019, 6:46 am

@Guest: Like if you're reading this in 21XX.

Reply Ally Harper (Guest), January 8th, 2019, 9:01 pm

Well, now you can focus all your energy and attention on your other projects especially Mokepon ^_^

Beautifully crafted story, btw

Reply MatchaGhost, January 8th, 2019, 9:11 pm

Well damn.
Been silently following this comic since dang near the very beginning, it's weird to see it end, haha. Gotta say, I somewhat expected more loose ends to be tied, but i can't complain that they weren't.
Great comic, my dude. Congrats on finishing it!

Reply Jackie Valentine361 <3 (Guest), January 8th, 2019, 10:03 pm

@H0lyhandgernade: Well, that's that. I loved your story and I especially loved the medieval architecture and designs; very awesome! It's been a great and emotional ride!

@MatchaGhost: You're one to talk. I was following RAD for such a long time and then to have it just end abruptly like that? It broke my heart ;-;

Reply MatchaGhost, January 8th, 2019, 10:12 pm

@Jackie Valentine361 <3 : if you have beef with me you should take it up with me personally instead of calling me out in the comments of someone else's work, thanks

Reply Jackie Valentine361 <3 (Guest), January 8th, 2019, 11:23 pm

@MatchaGhost: I don't got beef, I'm just telling it how it is. It's up to you to take it as offensive or not. I'm over here trying to tell you my personal view on your comment and your over here taking it a certain way like I meant to offend or disrespect you.

Reply cornchipwarrior, January 8th, 2019, 9:37 pm

congrats!

Reply awhorl (Guest), January 8th, 2019, 11:12 pm

The story is called "Rumplestiltskin"--and it finally dawned on me that when he dies, the story ends. Right there. Of course.

And so I look back on the way I was reading (the banner prompt DID lure me this way, you know)--following Chris through her experiences, seeing things from her point of view. That her point of view was so limited is revealed gradually, and I'm left to speculate about the way her behavior affected Rumple's health and well-being. Henry James played a bit with the idea that in a bad relationship one lover can steal life energy from the other. Looks like that went on here. James also ended story arcs in this way.

What happens next? For me the main issue is the relation between mother and son. If she's worth anything, she will consider his grief more important than hers at this moment. And when he's grown, will they ever reach a point where she can talk to him honestly about what she did to Rumple? Some parents can open up; many, many don't.

What I love most is the way you kept the main plot points of the old tale and crafted them into something completely your own.

Reply ChaosSorceror_Davidicus, January 9th, 2019, 1:07 am

Man, now I know how Imperfect Cell felt.. I HAVE SO MANY QUESSSTIIIOOOONS!

Reply ArtIndustries, January 9th, 2019, 9:02 am

Congrats on completing your comic! I have really enjoyed it! I'm looking forward to next week's update! :D

Reply Nightingale01, January 9th, 2019, 4:18 pm

Oh my, I really enjoyed this.

Reply VelvetRainbow, January 9th, 2019, 4:30 pm

yooo imma have to reread this

Reply Biev (Guest), January 9th, 2019, 9:18 pm

Okay, so I still have no idea what happened. Is he the same guy from her childhood or is he some other fair who stole his face? Why was there a fire? What happened during the fire? Why was their house not burnt after the fire scene? What was Toby's agreement with the fair? Why isn't he talking to Christine? Is Gabe the king's son or the fair's son? Are all magic users part fair? Was the fair only nice to her in the beginning because he wanted an opportunity to kidnap her? Why did he give up on kidnapping her when Toby caught him? Was I supposed to have read the original story for any of this to make sense?

Reply Riverfox237 (Guest), January 10th, 2019, 1:11 am

???!

??????

NOOOOOO I WANNA SEE HER BROTHER CONFESS WHO HE IS AND THERE ARE SO MANY UNANSWERED QUESTIONS I DON'T I CAN'T WHAT WHAT PLEASE SAY THERE IS AN EPILOGUE

But if there isn't, for reals, congrats on finishing a comic! I admit I'm a little startled by the ending as it feels kind of abrupt to me. I want to know more about how her son got to know him and why he wanted to go with Rumple, and what fairs ARE and why they want/need human kids, and what's going to happen with her and her husband after this mess, and will Abel tell her who he is??? There's so much I was looking forward to that didn't get to happen.

Sorry, I don't mean to complain. You told the story you set out to tell, and I congratulate you for finishing such a long-spanning and beautifully illustrated project. It was a really interesting and unique take on a classic fairy tale. I look forward to seeing whatever closing final post you have planned! Thanks for sharing with us, and best of luck going forward with Mokepon and any other projects you have planned!

Reply Sushi (Guest), January 10th, 2019, 11:27 am

I'm looking forward to the next update, I knew the final page was close but not 'this' close... It'll be interesting to hear more from you !

Reply Aren (Guest), January 11th, 2019, 1:48 pm

Oh shit I was thinking the fair was gonna trick them or something with that dubious smile. After your update next week I'm also gonna reread it.

It's been an amazing story, H0ly, thank you so much for sharing this with us. I'm still scared shitless myself to start a webcomic, but I've learned so much from your story (and paneling/lettering/shading/...)

I hope you enjoyed working on it as much as we did reading it <3

Reply Millie Griffin (Guest), January 14th, 2019, 11:31 pm

WHEN DO THE PRINTS COME OUT!?

Reply chaos-of-vinnie, January 15th, 2019, 3:52 pm

That's the end?! He died T.T
What a great comic. I've really enjoyed reading this, which feels like a life time ago that it started!! Well done on getting to the end and I look forward to reading something else by you :)

Reply Guest, January 16th, 2019, 11:24 pm

I am so confused

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