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*UPDATED*
Quickest update ever by my standards! :dummy:
(Internet has been a real dear :frustrated: so I didn't have any distraction XD) But don't get used to it...!XD I probably should have waited to upload it, but my policy has always been to publish as soon as I could so I'm not going to change that!XD

This one is dedicated to the amazing :iconmorianbloodmoon: who's not only a great artist, but she also commented Jack's behaviour in the last page exactly like MN XD !! SO whenever I'll be unsure of MN's dialogue I'm going to go and ask her! :heart:

I know that MN's behaviour may look crazier and crazier, but trust me on this one...
everything will make sense in a distant future! (hopefully!! :P ).

And what do you think of this page's cliffy? :giggle:
It is way more subtle than my beloved tacky Ta-daaaan moments, but still I hope you enjoy it!!

Thank you so much for reading! (And I'm sorry I'm behind with answering...internet...I'll get there soon!!) :heart:

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:iconmareyagogojoy:
mareyagogojoy Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015
woahwoahwoahwoahwoahwoahwoah Jack if you just sit and wait then you'll see that you're WAY off.
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NikiMaweird Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*bangs head on desk for reading HP&LK before this* 
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unicornomics Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014   General Artist
I think she means she wants to get rid of PITCH BLACK so she can have her father,Kosmotis back. Seriously MN,are you a jedi?
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GrimTales29 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Jack, don't laugh at her... the woman is craaaaaaaaazy :stare:
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frogsfortea Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013

hahahha yes...that's not advisable...

MN has ...quite a temper I'd say...!

(Wonder whom she takes after... :giggle:)

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GrimTales29 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just loved his hair when she screamed at him xD
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Iluvujackfrost Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Student General Artist
Jack's face??
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frogsfortea Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013
heheheh XD :giggle:
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Iluvujackfrost Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Student General Artist
What happened??
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:iconfrogsfortea:
frogsfortea Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013

Pitch's look getting viral...:|

heheh no, kidding, it's just that his hair was blown back by MN's lil (emotional) storm :giggle:

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Iluvujackfrost Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Student General Artist
His face??
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frogsfortea Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013
ah! hahahahha sorry no! I thought you meant his hair...!XD no...no explananation for his face then...!!XD
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Iluvujackfrost Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Student General Artist
oh, he looked scary, when is part 2 out??
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RowanRhed Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Student General Artist
who's that in he background watching them both?
heheheh
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frogsfortea Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013
hehehehehehe :plotting:  XD
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D4rkenedSkies Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013
 thought that on the bottom panel, jack was mimicking pitch~ lol
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frogsfortea Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013
hahahah that would have been an interesting course of action....! :rofl:   XD
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ScryingPhantom Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013
Actually, the way she speaks about fear on this page is how I feel about the said subject. I respect fear, in an odd sense, and realize everyone learns from fear. As kids we are so oblivious and often don't think of consequences - until we harm ourselves. Afterwards that is the fear Mother Nature speaks about: thinking twice. :D

Frost once did that, which I am glad you mentioned this..! :heart: His intentions - or so is my theory - were sparked out of fear. Realizing his sister could die projected into action, making him save her and surrendering his own life. Since he would rather die then let guilt consume his soul for letting her die...(This is what creates a hero to me - not a superhero, but an average Joe who saves that baby from being hit my a train; which has happened. A normal guy who saw another helpless and feared the worse, only to have adrenaline fueled by fright to save someone).

And the fact she pretty much stated - without stating it - we destroy what we don't understand. We fear what we don't understand in other words. Which comes often since we fear once we trust those we do not understand, they will use whatever weakness we reveal against us. This page is truly deep and the art just adds further to the depths.

Beautiful comic. Beautiful work. I look forward into reading more.
I am also sorry for my ramblings.
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frogsfortea Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013


First of all: sorry it took me forever to reply, but such deep, insightful lovely comments
can't be answered in a few minutes..!
Second, thank you so very much, your comments made me incredibly happy (and I read it over several times :heart:)
to know that you've been thinking so much and so deeply about it...!:heart:
MN's speech has turned out to be the most difficult part to write of the comic so far (I was really stuck for a long time :P )
I think that having a charachter expressing your own opinion on certain matters is a very risky business cause it's easy to make a Mary Sue out of it (:fear:)
Also I though that MN has quite a personal history with fear and fearlings (what happend in the golden age..)but I like to think that she's
not blinded  by anger and resentment. I think it foolish the desire to annhilate what you despise/fear (as the Lunanoff apparently did) and she's smart
and mature enough to understand that fear is not altogether a bad thing.

Haha what you said on kids learning from fear is exactly the point a teacher of mine made (ages ago..I still rememberd it!XD).He believed it
was useless to tell young children not to do certain things, let them have experiences and learn from it (he was...a bit extreme about it, but I think
he had a point!).Jack is an interesting charachter because while being very reckless he is also, as you said, a true hero :heart: .
The good kind of hero, not the one who slain the dragon, but the one who makes a most noble choice in a everyday situation.
I think his death was a highly defyining moment for him, and the fact that he didn't remember it when he became a "spirit" sort of stunted his
developement from a child to an adult.

Haha I think Yoda was right when he said that fear leads to anger, and I'd add, as you said, that ignorance leads to fear, we fear what we don't understand
and destroying what we don't understand is not "to overcome our fear", is more to just ignore the problem ever existe in the first place.
In this sense I sort of blame the guardians in their fight with Pitch and mostly MiM and the Lunanoff mindless war against fear...

Thank you so SO much!!   I really don't think I can tell you how much your words mean to me! :heart:
I'm really glad you're liking this comic and thought so much about it...really! :glomp:
Oh and please, continue with your "ramblings", I truly love them!! :heart:

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ScryingPhantom Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013
First off I am sorry for the delay response too. (Life, but I won't bore you with details!) 
Ha ha, and why thank you in return! I didn't expect to get such praise, truthfully, but I feel glad I did. :heart: 

I can understand your worries, but in all honesty if anyone calls Nature a mary-sue I may have to give them a piece of my mind. To my opinion you're comics are doing her actions justice. Thinking on her age (the age she is supposed to be, that is, since Jack doesn't act his chronological age but we'll ignore that for this moment) she should be more understanding and accepting to everything around her. Plus, Mother Nature is balance personified in a sense (or to me she is). She'd have to learn to adapt with every little thing and that is very taxing job...but I shouldn't focus too much on this so anyway, moving on! I'm loving her in this, honestly, and with the most recent pages I'm just sitting on my seat waiting for more. :heart: 

Sadly, I wish I could go more in depth with the Golden ages, etc., but I only have a vague clue (I really want to read the books). Sure, I may spoil myself but I can handle it no matter what. Plus I plan on getting the books eventually, anyway! :D

Ha ha, I find it amusing that I understand where your teacher was coming from. Telling someone not to do something will only encourage them to do it, no matter the age I fear..! However, we also got to make sure we don't completely turn a blind eye! (We don't want them to break every bone in their body, of course) Like someone had said before (I believe on YT) Pitch is important for children; he pretty much brings fear as a whole, yes, but if he used his power he could teach from fear. :'D

I agree with that statement of Jack. If the Guardians and him actually conversed before, I'm sure he would've been a Guardian long before the movie. Granted, would have taken away from the movie's plot, but Tooth would have helped him gained his memories sooner. Though, sometimes, I think the fact he didn't remember helped him - since he saw the world with the intensity of a child (and perhaps becoming a Guardian too soon would've changed our lovable Frost). Now that I think about it, I read something recently that reminded me of Jack. It was a passage from Paulo's Coelho's Warrior of Light (normally not my style of reading, but some of the quotes in there make me stop and think; I may actually buy this book instead of reading parts online) and it actually mentioned about living each day with 'the intensity of a child' (I should have quoted this previously!). It got me to reflect that Jack does do that! He doesn't question - often, it appears - and spreads fun through his antics (each day is his adventure) and at night he seems to be content about it...Of course this would be from time to time, seeing as he still wanted to know his purpose.

And I agree! Yoda was right on that degree why I will never whine that Final Fantasy IX uses that quote...overcoming our fear means we have to trust ourselves, along with others, and walk on an unknown path; a path people won't travel since they prefer the routine route. D: But people forget that's how we tamed a vast part of the world! Someone had to gaze at the horizon and overcome their fear to make that first step into the wilderness...curiosity tends to get the better of us. ^^; Or so I believe...I could be wrong, but I have odd thoughts about things. :giggle:
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Otakugirlpwnsall Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Student General Artist
um, in the third last panel... am I the only one who thinks Jack looks like Pitch ina  different color pallette? Like, the head shape, specifically.
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frogsfortea Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013

haha NOP! not the only one at all...!

and his eyebrows are missing too...! XD

I guess it's the PITCHlook gettin viral!:D

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Otakugirlpwnsall Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Student General Artist
! They are! Lol! :D
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frogsfortea Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013
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lildogie Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahhhh, those eyes are seriously scary!! >_<  I'm glad they go back to normal!  

Haha, I love Jack's lovesick MN impression, but you reeeeally got yourself in trouble there, Snowflake. ^^;  And her reaction surprised me!  All across the third row, you've got some excellent furious expressions!  The dramatic inking really highlights them and gives them great impact.  I was feeling bad for Pitch for a moment there...  But I think what she means is that she wants to destroy the person her father *became*, so the real Kozmotis can return... am I right?  I'll wait and see... ^^

I really like Jack's unimpressed expression while getting his hair blown back. XD  At first I assumed it was being blown back by her yelling in the previous panel, but is it actually the peaceful gust coming from her in the last panel?

Ack, and is that Pitch listening to this entire conversation behind a tree???? I'm not quite sure if the bottom row is three panels or one... I originally read it as 3, but I'm not so sure, now.  If Pitch just overheard all this, it's really going to hurt his trust in her... Hmmm....!  (You got your cliffhanger!)
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frogsfortea Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013

HAHAHAHA I guess he's really playing with fire here!!!!XD
Oh thank you!!I'm so glad you like them!!! :glomp:
(i got so stuck on the one in between..I was truly going crazy...)
wow...I've to say it's amazing how you always,ALWAYS understand which were the parte
I was struggling the most with and encourage me so much with your kind feedback...
I'm sorry I'm being cheesey but you really are the "engine" of this comic...you just make it
go...from page one furthermore...! thank you so much,my friend!!!:glomp:
hahhaa yes, I think you're right! At least I truly hope that's not was she thinks of her father...!XD

heheheh, that got pretty messed up!XD Well, it was supposed to be the after effect of MN's little
emotional storm which dies down to the little gusts of wind...(But to be honest,
I can't rememeber what the hell I was thinking when I drew Jack there...like...hair blown back, fine, but
why is he eyebrow-less? no idea... XD (and so many people asked me if he was "becoming Pitch":giggle: errr...no?)

Ohhh you noticed!!!! :glomp:
well, it was meant to me one big panel but it's still very ambigous (damn Pitch for being so <i< black </i>!!!)
hahahha yep...that was meant to be my "subtle cliffhanger" but I think most people didn't notice that important part...!XD
ahhh I guess subtelty is really not my cup of tea after all!!!XD

thank you again so very much for your insightful feedback...I hope you know how much it matters to me.. :heart:
I'm really sorry I'm so absent here..It's just that these days I'm getting mostly a handul of minutes per time on the
web and..well..you know..
I can't wait to talk to you properly...! I hope you're doing fine my friend...!
:heart:

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Miss0001 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hehe, the first pannel made me happy because MN laughs like Pitch! :giggle: And, oh gosh, Jack! Crush? EW. :XD: If only he knew just how disturbing that is. xD I love how much Jack oddly looks like Pitch in the last panel...I think it's his beautiful hair majestically blowing in the wind and the serious expression on his face. Blow-dryer lol   (GASP) So THAT'S how he got in Vouge! You know, the one Pitch was reading with grumpy cat? xD I love Jack, but MN really does have a point. She is indeed wise...When she can control her temper. :nod:
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frogsfortea Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013

hahah yeeppp a creepy family trait I suppose (my own family is unfortunately full of these XD)

hahahahaha I guess he doesn't...I'd be freaked out if someone implied I have a crush on *my* dad!:stare:

 

hahaha it's true!!(that's just Pitch look getting viral I guess :giggle:)

HAHAHAHAHAH :rofl: yes they must have !! (though I think now Pitch will get in Vogue too with his SPEEDO pic...or in GQ more likely.. :giggle:)

oh gosh I truly missed yor comments!! :glomp:

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Xxshatteredworld92xX Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I can see the family resemblance.
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frogsfortea Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013
hahaha is it the lovely temper? XD
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Xxshatteredworld92xX Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Plus MN can dish out her own kind of fear.
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frogsfortea Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013
oh yep that she can!! XD
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Xxshatteredworld92xX Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I would not want to anger her.
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frogsfortea Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013
haha me neither...now let's see if Jack got that too....! XD
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SilverGoddess666 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Student General Artist
Wow, I'm impressed with the shadows in MN's face in the seventh panel. I also love Jack's little mockery pose.

By the way, did you intentionally give Jack's face the silhouette of Pitch's face in the ninth panel? Ifso, I think that was an interesting idea and I'm rather fond of it. (though he has no eyebrows...)

I rather like this sinister side to Mother Nature. I hope to see more of it.
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frogsfortea Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013

Oh :blush: thank you so much!! I'm really glad you liked them!! :heart:

haha well....Jack was supposed to have his hair blown back by MN's lil temperamental

storm but it is true that without eyebrows he became very Pitch-like! :giggle:

Hahaha me too...!Though she's scary...! XD

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SilverGoddess666 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Student General Artist
Yeah, MN actually has a much bigger bitchy side that I originally thought.
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frogsfortea Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013

oh yes baby!Well... in my Language we say that people have a "weather-like"character when

they go from happy to sad to angry to excited and so forth..! And I'm starting to realize

she actually embodies quite a bit of these "natural qualities" ...XD

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SilverGoddess666 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Student General Artist
Haha, I see what you did there.

Also, I know a couple of drawing programs that are free for download that I use myself(though I don't post much of it), that are good for portraits and do shading really well. One,is SAI, but the other one is Gimp, and it had a LOT more features, to the point where I find it at the same level of quality as Photoshop. if you're interested,please send me a note and I'll give you the links!
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ptitchka Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
hahaha jack with pitch's hairstyle XD why not? can't wait for the next page :happybounce:
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frogsfortea Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013

hahah hey!! That's the latest fashion, hun!! :rofl:

:heart:

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ptitchka Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

hahahaha, well, than i think i'll try to find someone who can do my hair it the same style! :D

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frogsfortea Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013

hahahah yesss!! Let's do it!! :dummy:

New look autumn 2013!! XD  (my hair is already getting there!! :giggle:)

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ptitchka Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
XD yeah :dummy:! but than i'll need to cut my hair, and i'll need hairgel...a loooot af hairgel revenge of the tard 
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frogsfortea Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013

hahhaha that's true....

OR you could stop washing it!XD

my hair is Pitch hair lenght these days...!!(cut off a meter ZACK!)

and when it's dirty it gets very Pitch like!XD

(have you seen this?  frogsfortea.deviantart.com/art…  )

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ptitchka Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

AAAAAAAAAHHHHHHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!!!!!!!! XD never expected that! OMG i need one of those horses too <?xml:namespace prefix = da />:| (Blank Stare)

(and you cut off a meter just like that?? wow, i could never do that!Noes! )

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baronessofblades Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
...I somewhat KNEW Seraphina would bring that part up, but that was STILL cold on her part.
Jack really should watch his mouth....Imposter? Despise? Such harsh words.....
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frogsfortea Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013

haha well...I believe she has a lot of anger bottled up..she might

try to keep it in check but when taunted like this ...:faint: 

I think that Jack is having a "mentos in a coke" effect on her anger....!XD

ehhhh yeah...quite harsh! :| though admittedly he sort of is an imposter...

wearing her father's face...

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baronessofblades Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Imposter what?!o.0

Well perhaps she is super mad at MiM for sending the Guardians on her father, at the Guardians for being worse than him ( lets be honest they can be) and pretty much at the circumstances that has led to the father she loved and lost turning into the terrifying monster parents tell their children about at Night.
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frogsfortea Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013

hah I'm not sure I understood what you meant with "imposter what?" so I went and doublecheck the definition...:rofl:

"One who engages in deception under an assumed name or identity." I guess it fits though admittedly in my Language it was slightly different...XD

Oh I totally agree with you there!! (plus I'm not too sure I really like MiM...I mean...he's a bit of a sissy...though he too has his personal reasons to hate Pitch...)

yesss.....especially I'd think Koz would despise what he has become now...he's become what he fought all his life against....!

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