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Someone's going to need therapy after this. Or at least a stiff drink.

 
RebelSqurl
2013-03-04 01:22:04 
There've been all sorts of hints about how close Queen Moraine and Spooky are, but this page really brings it home. Sticks and stones may break his bones, but Mori's words can frickin' kill him!
Darc
2013-03-05 08:57:23 
He better hope he never forgets her birthday. O.O;
Alan
2013-03-05 18:41:51 
Actually, you mean birthdays. Since she's the reigning monarch, she has both her official birthday and actual birthday. The official birthday's a bit hard to miss, as they have the Trooping of the Colour to mark it annually.
Darls Chickens
2013-03-09 02:22:46 
Spooky actually had an out back then, the silly pup. The Queen didn't issue a command, she asked a question. Simply answering it would have fulfilled her requirements, "With all respect your Majesty, a jump off the roof would do me grievous bodily harm without advancing your objectives, and for this reason I refrain."
Darc
2013-03-09 07:13:00 
And here we find that Darc should listen to her own writing voice instead of Matt's. I initially had her say, "then just jump off the roof!" Matt said that sounded off and to change it to this.
Opsfox
2013-03-04 01:29:55 
If you already had so many books already made why dont you just upload them directly to the site rather than one at a time. Not that im pressing this it is your story and your site im just wondering.
Opsfox
2013-03-04 01:35:45 
Disregard this I just checked the archive for the first time in... a long time and see that the site is no longer behind the books.
Darc
2013-03-05 09:07:54 
CN:H no longer goes to print. As to why we did it that way, delaying the pages online seemed a nicer alternative than creating side stories for print that would never make it to the web.
Ron Bauerle
2013-03-04 03:50:54 
For those not up on their Gaelic: http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/geas
Darc
2013-03-05 09:04:46 
Thanks for the link.
Parou
2013-03-04 07:02:25 
And now we see how hasty words, that can hurt deeply even at the best of times, can truly be destructive in the worst..... What was the old adage.... we have the greatest power to do the worst damage to those we care for the most with simply words.
Darc
2013-03-05 08:59:02 
True. So very true.
Random Guy
2013-03-04 12:11:25 
Well that explains the limp.
Darc
2013-03-05 09:00:12 
I keep telling them to keep their feet away from their mouths, but do they listen to me? No. ;P
Josh.C
2013-03-04 13:51:16 
This probably had a profound effect on the queen. While Moraine can still be intimidating, she also seems rather withdrawn from using it despite having obviously improved in her abilities to control it.
Darc
2013-03-05 09:01:44 
Yes. She's a sweet woman, really. She just has this really scary ability at times.
Sulnim
2013-03-04 18:27:20 
Not surprised at all. A sworn oath is the most powerful magic of all.
Darc
2013-03-05 09:02:48 
That it is. It's especially bad when the people taking the oath don't know what they're getting into.
Alan
2013-03-05 18:34:32 
That goes both in Hunter's world and the real world. An oath remains binding until renounced and one who takes an oath often would prefer death to renouncing.
Cabbage
2013-03-05 07:03:54 
I have a random confession that has absolutely no relationship to the panel in question... Every time I read CN:H, despite following your comic for many years, I still read it as hydrogen isocyanide from too much laboratory work...
Darc
2013-03-05 09:03:39 
Science strikes again! ;D
Imre Bellic
2013-03-07 09:57:48 
But Hydrogen Isocyanide has such a wonderful flavor! I like to sprinkle it on my chili for an extra zing!
Iron Ed
2013-03-07 19:50:22 
This is tooo funny! :-)
Allen
2013-03-05 15:45:46 
Well I've just gone back and read the archives from page one. Wow! What a story when it's all fresh in your mind. And, Darc your artwork is striking! The lines, the shading...well done!
Darc
2013-03-06 07:40:12 
Thank you! *blush* I'm glad it reads well in one go. I know things get a little choppy at only a page a week. Thank you! *squeeee*
madame lynx
2013-03-06 19:50:17 
Congrats on hitting your goal! Can't wait to see these bad boys in color!
Darc
2013-03-09 07:14:51 
Thanks. It's going to take a bit to get them all up. I can only work on so many at a time. But hopefully it'll be fun for everyone.
Karma Squirrel
2013-03-07 05:36:17 
Ah, yes. Joke fail. Gotta love those moments of awkward silence that follow a joke that didn't turn out quite the way you wanted it to. *pats Max's head* He needs a break from awkwardness and things trying to kill him. Poor guy.
Darc
2013-03-09 07:16:04 
I still say he needs to get out there and start causing some chaos. Chaos creation is a great stress relief. :D
Alan
2013-03-07 18:51:25 
Max, just remember not to make any yellow dog jokes.
Darls Chickens
2013-03-08 15:46:19 
In America he'd be a Democrat.
Darc
2013-03-09 07:16:45 
Max: "Well, there goes the rest of my material."