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21st Feb 2016, 11:00 PM in 14. Like The Rain, They Fall
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Author Notes:

21st Feb 2016, 11:00 PM
Adam C.
In case you didn't notice the ads around Comic Fury at the moment, we're giving advertising via Project Wonderful another shot. Probably do it for both this and Blues on-and-off for a while. Hope you guys coming in through that avenue will enjoy. ^^ Comment if so. Most of our readers for WaR seem fairly quiet.

Yeah, so we start with Mercy vs. Ivy, but I really love getting to see Alex and Hazel talking. I like the atmosphere in this scene, the way they're so casual with each other and Alex both totally understanding and not objecting to Hazel wanting to see Mercy being one-upped. I get the feeling that if he wasn't in such a bad mood today Alex would be smiling during this conversation.

One thing I've noticed a lot in WaR is that Alex seems much more likely to get into a "Go-Karting With Bowser" scenario than the kids in Blues are. Maybe it's just me, since thinking on it I do like having scenarios where the kids try to solve problems without violence, but I get the feeling Alex is more likely to form lasting friendships with the people he fights rather than just talk them down. Or not even talking them down, but beating them up and then hanging out with them afterward. Martin described Alex as being a guy with a lot of contacts and favors he can call in if he needed it, which we usually can't see because he's in Dorothy's body, but moments like this really let that aspect of the character shine through. I feel like they're about to go get a beer.

Meant to say this in the last page, but I like Mercy introducing himself as "Bloody William Mercy." The guy's meant to be pretty douchey and something about that name makes me think, "Yeaaaah, he gave that nickname to himself."
21st Feb 2016, 11:17 PM
Martin F.
Yeah, that one stretch of filler was actually fairly important. Not just in establishing who Jordan was and what she had and Lillian's doubts, but also laying a little bit of groundwork for these two associating. Though they already had some back-and-forth in the chapter before that I believe.

So yeah, Mercy and Ivy's fight won't quite be the focus while it's going on, though at least you are getting to see it in some capacity. Can only devote so much time to the fighting though, given we have a lot of fights and a lot of other story stuff to get through in this chapter.

Not sure what all else I've got beyond that, think Adam pretty well covered it, but hopefully everyone enjoys!

Also I'll throw out a quick post-PPV note that, man, Fastlane suuuuucked. I'm not mad over the finish because I saw it coming from several miles off, but it does mean I'm skipping Mania.


21st Feb 2016, 11:25 PM
Well this is getting interesting, and another fine example of how fast Alex can think on his feet, looking forward to seeing what happens next.