Who Needs A Shirt When You Have Poles?

Who Needs A Shirt When You Have Poles?

Footnote: Since the last line there is confusing a few folks, here’s three things worth knowing:

  1. Fenirel (as the average person knows it) consists of high platforms and skyscrapers, anywhere from 300 ft off the ground to a mile high, depending on the terrain below and the wind currents in any given area. The actual surface of Fenriel has been abandoned and reclaimed by nature since, save for some modern-day aboriginal cultures. This is done partly as the most eco-friendly solution to colonizing the planet, partly because the native species of Fenriel (which we haven’t seen yet, by the way) is still hostile to most “foreigners” and insists on being left alone 90% of the time, and partly because the local megafauna would make you piss yourself.
  2. Fenirel’s gravity is notoriously low compared to other worlds (such as Arael). This makes the high platforms possible, and also means that the average person who’s grown up on Fenirel is actually fairly weak in comparison to other worlds. Jason is the exception that proves the rule — he IS supposed to be a just-retired soldier, after all.
  3. Jigsaw has legs. They can kick. Couple that with our gravity comparison in point 2, and you get the page above.

Note that gravity being less than normal doesn’t make it any less deadly, it just means you can fall a lot further without hurting yourself — and going base jumping without a parachute like that is going to hurt no matter HOW undead you are. Of course, there are protections built in around these platforms, so the odds that he’d be intercepted by a dampener platform before hitting the surface, or at least have the authorities and emergency crews coming after him on the way down, is pretty high, which means our new sire will likely end up dead, hospitalized, or arrested, and any of those options will keep him busy for a while. Of course, all Jigsaw really cares about right now is that he’s falling awful far…

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  1. Tom Redlion

    Not exactly how I saw that one going down, but the overall effect is the same. Jigsaw’s sire bites it. Hard. Sire fails the flight test. and runs afoul of the Street Pizza Rule.

  2. Baigs

    Ran outta altitude and ideas at teh same time? 🙂

  3. Marcus

    Well, that’s one less for Veled to track

  4. MadMann135

    I bet this is probably the first time an accidental vampire nearly kills their sire in a rage.

  5. Janus

    That last bit seems… awkwardly phrased. The right connections seem to be drawn from it, but… yeah.

  6. Draconess

    Didn’t he say she was still alive? So he must survive to make her a vampire.

  7. CritterRhode

    For the short time he was in the comic, he sure did make a big hit. *thud* For some reason I feel like getting some pancakes or maybe some pizza. Don’t know why. *hehehehehe*

  8. Felina

    Hmm, from the phrasing, I don’t think he fell that far. After all..if your tossed out of a window on the ground floor, you hit the sidewalk with no ill effects (not like a 30 story drop would have) And that last ‘Oh shit’ of hers was slightly different, considering she interrupted herself in saying ‘Oh shit’ before.

  9. hariman

    Um, I think he just fell 30 stories and landed off of his feet. (Is it me, or does he look a little bit gray as he’s flying through the window?)

    Steve’s going to be very grumpy when he wakes up.

    On a (much) different note, “Planet Fenirel” getting mentioned made me realize that the Galaxy Girl Scouts are recruited from and named for each of the different planets.

  10. String Petoun Ping

    Any Sire that can’t manage properly her infant or the art to talk to a newborn vampire deserve to be throw from the thirty stories.

  11. Maverick

    So Jigsaw is a Sireless Vampire/Dead-Inside? I wonder what Velad will do now.

  12. fluffy

    The phrasing is awkward but what I got from it is that they are much, much higher than 30 feet up, as 30 feet up is “nothing” to them – so if they’re in a penthouse they’re thousands of feet high.

    Maybe a better way of phrasing it would be something like: “Calling their buildings ‘tall’ is like calling the surface of a star ‘a bit warm'”

  13. Rifts

    30 stories is 300 feet, it dosen’t imply they are on the “Ground” floor

  14. Drew_Original

    I knew she would kill him

  15. Shrikefox

    Though I doubt hitting the pavement at terminal velocity will be anything but for this particular vampiric villain, I am quite sure he will be quite upset with the resulting situation none the less. Doing so while buck naked is simply insult to injury.

  16. EvilSupahFly

    Thirty stories is a long way for a normal person, but Steve-O isn’t exactly a normal person, so I’m not convinced he really bit it.

    Maybe that’s just me…

  17. Ian

    I’m wondering, does this comic imply that Talmi’s have intense strength(especially when angry), that Fenirel has low gravity, that Fenirel is a planet of sky-scrapers, or that when falling from a high place on Fenirel, you’re in little to no danger, because thirty stories up is practically ground level when compared to thousands of stories up (along with low gravity or something), it’s a bit confusing, me likes how much it causes me to speculate.

  18. Feral

    Tags: Steve Irvin. So it wasn’t a stingray after all

  19. Puck

    …… You’re really calling him “Steve Irwin”. I’d hoped that was just a jokey way of implying he was Australian…
    I don’t think it’s horribly original or kind to call him that. I love your comic, I really do, but this just feels callous to me. 😐 I never really understood why everyone seems to feel the need to mock him.

  20. RyGuy

    Talmi must have both pouch teats, for when the joey is embryonic, and breast tests, for when the joey is more like a human baby.

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