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No. 83 - Chips and Dip

Sorry for the absence!! It has been awhile since I posted comics. This one’s sort of a two-for-one, for the Mega Man Battle Network series (which is having its 15th anniversary this year)!

I’ll try and continue the pace from last year of one comic a month, so… see you in July!

-Press Start

anonymous asked:

Hi! I'm not sure if this qualifies as a 'fight' question, but I've run out of places to go for help. So if you answer, I really appreciate it. Fantasy world. MC, trained military, is trying to plant a tracking device on a pirate airship. He originally hid the tracker in a lure of special cargo. Events happen last minute that force him to keep the tracker on his person and get it aboard the ship that way. My problem is, how he-or me as the writer-get him to be taken prisoner. Thank you so much.

Well, he’s on a pirate ship and he’s… not a pirate.

Here’s something to know about pirates or anyone who spends lots of time alone in a small enclosed space: they know each other. In particular, pirates are rather loose and democratic organizations. They’ll know if they’re taking on new crew, and they’ll know who that crew is. If he’s found aboard their ship (and he will be), he won’t be able to pass himself off as one of them.

Criminals who run successful raiding operations aren’t stupid, especially those who’ve managed to keep at it for any length of time and are difficult to track. They live outside the law, they are outside its protections, and they know what the punishment for their capture will be. (Usually, it’s death.) This goes for every single member of the crew, not just the captain or their leader. Pirates generally get treated as stupid in vast swaths of media. They’re not. They’re smart. Many of the pirates during the Golden Age of Piracy were ex-navy of one sort or another. Many of the pirates making up this crew will be former sailors trained by a branch of the same military your MC comes from. They know what a military man looks like. Their survival is dependent on avoiding authority, and tackling those isolated targets they can successfully take. A criminal needs to be able to spot a policeman, including one in plainclothes. Their ability to continue operating depends on it.

So, how does this guy get captured?

He’s not a pirate, and hasn’t convinced them that he’s their new recruit. (At this point, he can’t. Too short on time. Too late. They’ll know who their new crew are.) He’s trapped in an enclosed space, aboard a ship, that is probably in the air if he able to stay hidden after they took off (as they’d almost certainly slit his throat before leaving if they found him). He has nowhere to go, no way to get off that doesn’t involve encountering enemy pirates who will recognize him as a stranger and an enemy.

He’s going to be taken captive. There’s one of him, and many of them. The only question left is how to get him out of the situation, instead of falling to his death by many thousands of feet when they chuck him overboard.

The real question for you is not: how is he taken captive? It’s: what reason do they have to keep him alive?

If he’s really lucky, he ditches the tracker before they find it on him and can make up a believable story. If he’s sort of lucky, they chuck the tracker overboard and lock him in the brig. If he’s super unlucky, then he’s going over the side and it’s “goodbye, MC”.

Stowing away is not an act with a lot of great career options ahead.

If you’re really having trouble coming up with ideas, I’d take a step back and go research pirates. You’re shortcomings here are based a lack of understanding for your MCs opponents. If you have a character getting caught, then the actor is the enemy. Those are the characters you need to focus on. It’s easy to assume that one character (the main character) is the driving force of all action, and because you (the writer) are most closely associated with them you see most of the situations from their perspective. However, this will catch you when you’re trying to write fight scenes or any kind of story action that relies on other parties to drive your story forward.

Spend some time with your villains. Figure out how the pirates function, how they work, what their command structure is (if they have one, lots of pirate ships were democratic with their captains voted in), and how they’re functioning. If you’re basing these pirates on the Golden Age of piracy, it might behoove you to look at history. The behavior of the pirates was often a direct response to the military/naval organizations of the time. The British Navy, for example, was well-known for being tyrannical and naval captains were given carte blanche over their crew. The Chain of Command was god, and their word was the ultimate law. It didn’t matter how mad, nightmarish, or suicidal the choice may be. If you ended up with a sadist as an officer, there were few appeals and you were at their literal mercy. The rules were strict. Many pirates were sailors fleeing that abusive lifestyle.

Take some time to figure out how your pirates function, how they live, what their ship looks like, etc. If you’ve gotten stuck, it’s usually because you’re focusing on the wrong characters. Spend some time with the ones who discover your MC and take him captive. That should get you back on track.

-Michi

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Something I think is interesting is if you consider Warp Tour through The Return from Peridot’s perspective, it’s a little bit like…

Imagine you’re working in a good-sized office building. It has a basement, but it’s always locked and you’ve never been there. One day your boss hands you the keys, tells you there’s a fax machine down there, and asks you to go see if it’s working.

You head into the basement, and it’s really creepy down there. There’s weird graffiti on the walls and like… mysterious arrangements of paperclips that you have no idea who put them there or why. But you are here, you have a job to do, you are good at your job, you are finding that fax machine.

And then suddenly a bunch of people you have never seen before jump out of nowhere, strike poses, rattle off some kind of motto and start attacking you. 

You book it back up the stairs and lock the door behind you, because, holy crap, there are people living in the basement, why did no one tell you about this. And naturally the first thing you do is blab to Security and by Security I mean that one ex-Navy Seal with all the tattoos who’s built like she wrestles grizzly bears in her spare time and somehow ended up on security detail in an office building right here at this point in your life when ordinary security will not suffice, because sometimes the corporate gods are merciful. 

And not only does she believe you, but she just sorta looks you over and goes “oh, yeah, those guys. I know who those guys are. Let’s go, I’ve got some unfinished business with them.”

And then to make situations way weirder there’s some other person who shows up around this time who has apparently been held hostage by the basement people for longer than you’ve been working here and she’s deeply alarmed by the phone system and she comes along even though she really doesn’t want to because you have Security on your side and Security probably benches I-beams, and you are totally confident you are going to kick these basement-lurking weirdos’ butts. 

And then the whole situation goes rapidly downhill and then before you know it you’ve been indoctrinated into the basement cult.

anonymous asked:

Hello! Do you know of any really long fics with a lot of smut? Thanks!!

Saving the future by Lulling Sisters and witches, Snow, Ruby and Regina, get a visit from mysterious Emma Swan. She has come from the future to save the world the sisters know. Emma’s secretive, guarded, mysterious and hiding secrets about her true origins and the horrid future she comes from. Secrets no one can ever know. The fate of the future and her own family rests on Emma’s shoulders. No pressure.

Lament of the Asphodels by @dracox-serdriel Killian Jones is the Keeper of Stagrock Light, the Sole Beacon of Northedge, and he lives a simple life apart from the society he serves. His entire world turns upside-down when a shipwreck leaves him with a stranded Survivor, born with the name Emma Swan. Complications arise when they both begin to experience a rush of other memories that might just be from another life.

The Dark Horizon by @qqueenofhades AU. The Caribbean, 1715: Royal Navy Lieutenant Killian Jones and his brother, Captain Liam Jones, have just arrived to help pacify the notorious “pirates’ republic” of New Providence. But they have dangerous allies, deadly enemies, and no idea what they’re getting into when they agree to hunt the pirate ship Blackbird and the mysterious Captain Swan. OUAT/Black Sails, COMPLETE.

Take Me to Church by @optomisticgirl Emma Swan returned to her southern hometown of Storybrooke to pick up the pieces of her last shattered relationship, determined to rebuild her life in the one place she swore she’d never return to. What she didn’t expect was the new priest and the journey of passion, love, and redemption he would take her on. [Priest!Killian Modern AU]

Where There’s Smoke There’s Fire by @lizzyc807shipscaptainswan Killian Jones is ex-special forces Navy and a fire fighter in a company in the city. One night after a particularly bad day he meets a bail bonds person named Emma Swan who awakens something in his heart that he hasn’t felt possibly ever. The unlikely pair just might be the kindling that ignites the flames within each other’s heart that had been dulled for years.  

To Make Your Heart Race by @fergus80 Killian “Hook” Jones is NASCAR’s bad boy, who is forced to do some community service to clean up his act. Emma Swan is the counselor at the local Children’s shelter who is done with men and relationships after her latest in a long stream of nightmares. (You do not need NASCAR knowledge to read this.)

His Dark Beauty by @wordsmith-storyweaver Emma lives a quiet life on the small farm she inherited upon the death of her parents many years ago. That life is disrupted when one good deed brings her to the attention of Prince Killian-widower, father, and brother to the king. He offers her a deal too good to be true, and yet, who could possibly refuse the man who might one day rule their realm? Rated M.

These Nights Aren’t Made For Thinking by @nowforruin AU. Emma Swan came to Portland, ME to start over. She’s got a job she loves, but when a particular case gets under her skin, she finds herself visiting the Jolly Roger and its curious bartender, Mr. Killian Jones, more often than she thinks is wise. But some nights aren’t made for thinking. Captain Swan.

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belle x adam modern au 3/?

When Belle finds evidence that shows she was murdered, not ill, when she died she takes it upon herself to catch the killer herself. A few years later she finds herself as the newest CIA recruit, assigned to one of the most famous agents, Adam. A high profile thief turned agent when Adam was only 20 years old, he’s the best in the business. Except when it comes to working with people. He might be a genius when it comes to taking them out and predicting a suspect’s next move, but everyone knows he works alone. Adam is very firm about working alone, especially when there’s no one who wants to work with him anyway. But when Adam fails on an important issue due to his own emotions, the bosses decide to partner him up with Belle in hopes of creating a balanced team. Belle is pretty sure she wouldn’t call their team ‘balanced’. Belle works behind the scenes as Adam works out in the field, but their differences become clear when Adam doesn’t trust Belle and ends up nearly dead in an attempt to cover for Belle. Things change after Belle saves him. Adam and Belle finally learn to trust each other, and Adam even helps Belle in her mission to find her mother’s murderer.

Feautring Lumiere and Plumette as the CIA power couple, Cogsworth as the seasoned and strict but loveable agent, Mrs, Potts as the motherly receptionist who always has a cup of tea ready, Gaston as an ex-navy who seems to have it out for Adam, and Lefou as Gaston’s partner who is probably doing all of the work and taking none of the credit.

anonymous asked:

Hiii! I wanted to ask if you have read any good fanfics about like one of them being an idol and the other is like a fanboy or something like that?

Have you read  these yet?  Some are mostly one being an idol, but I hope you enjoy them anyway.

ENJOY!

Coming soon on ao3! 

Ex-Navy-SEAL Steve McGarrett, now working for SOG (Special Operations Group), gets a new assignment after he almost died when he and his team were ambushed by a splinter group of Boko Haram in Tanzania.

Still dealing with the aftermath of the incident Steve is not very fond about his new job as a babysitter for professor Danny Williams, a cranky astrophysicist. What seemed to be the most boring job of his life turns into a thrill ride as the professor is on a mission of his own and not willing to let Steve in on the details. However, both can’t deny that they are heading down a dangerous path when they have to learn that their relationship is much more than strictly business.

me watching Jurassic world for the eighth time today: this movie would make so much more sense if Owen was a girl, if the raptors are matriarchal then they’d only respect a female alpha, not Owen, it’s would make more sense if it was Rowen Grady, badass raptor keeper like everything can be the same like she falls in love with Claire and gray and Zach still think she’s a badass and be like “your girlfriends a badass!” and “can we stay with you?!” “I’m not leaving you as long as you live!” “We meant her definitely her” like picture it, Rowen Grady with short cropped hair, kickass combat boots and still ex navy like wow okay Claire is definitely a little in love like Rowen would still be like “how’re you running in those shoes!” Still have the motorbike and it would just be amazing

anonymous asked:

bizarre trope: superhero and someone with a popcorn cart

Everyone knew Captain Hand.

An ex navy seal who lost his hand at war, honourably discharged and sent back home to live out his days with honour. He could have chosen to spend his days living in luxury off his billion dollar inheritance, but Killian Jones wasn’t that kind of man. Instead he’d worked with a team of highly specialised scientists and engineers to fit him with a super bionic prosthetic and multiple crime fighting gadgets.

He’d become Boston’s very own real life Ironman. He was always there when rescue teams needed him, be it building fires, armed robberies or rescue missions- he was on the case, saving lives, catching bad guys and keeping his hometown safe.

He was Boston’s biggest celebrity and he wasn’t afraid to flaunt his face for the cameras…. Everyone loved and knew Captain Hand. 

But Emma Swan knew different. 

Emma Swan knew Killian Jones. The bashful gentleman who’d seat himself on the lone stool outside her confectionary stall in the wee hours of the morning, keeping her company and helping her pack up the left over food to hand out to the homeless every night.

He’d show up at midnight on the dot, a smirk and a flower in tow, and she’d hand him a mixed popcorn and a coffee. They’d talk, he’d flirt, she’d tease, they’d banter… he’d walk her home at 3am and wish her goodnight, always hoping she’d invite him in while she always hoped she’d work up the courage to ask.

They were kindred spirits. Both loners, both with tough exteriors… both with hearts too big to be left exposed to cruel harsh world- both making the best out of the cards they’d been dealt. 

He’s madly in love with her. but he knows with the life he leads, he’s terrified of letting her in, only to lose her. 

That becomes a reality for him one night when he finds her kiosk closed. The message comes through minutes after. The Golden crocodile is back. The man responsible for him losing his hand overseas has come back to finish the job… and he’s holding emma as bait to reel him in.

He goes to the warehouse he’s meant to. Gold is there with Emma tied up behind him. The sight breaks him and fuels him at the same time. His fear turns to anger, his blood soars from cold to hot. 

“Let her go.”

“Oh, she’ll be just fine, dearie. As long as you do what I want.”

“And what’s that?”

“I want you to die. Slowly. Painfully. And then I want all your riches that should rightfully have been mine.”

He wasn’t aware of his father’s partnership with Gold until it was too late. The man accused his father of taking billions that should of been his from a business partnership gone wrong. He’d taken out Brennan, and was now hoping to take out Killian too to get what he believed belonged to him.

“You have my word, Gold. Just let her go.”

“How very noble of you.” the man sneered.

Gold held up his cane and struck killian with a heavy blow, forcing him to drop his knees. Every fibre in his body was screaming at him to fight back, but he knew he couldn’t just yet. Emma was too close by and in far too much danger for him to strike just yet. 

He had to get her out of there.

Gold had been smart. He must have known Killian wouldn’t have come completely weaponless and was somehow using magnetic interference to stop his weapons from working.

“It’s going to take a lot more than that, dearie!” he laughed, kicking away Killian’s shock taser and landing a blow to his ribs. 

“I can’t tell you how long i’ve been waiting for this!”

Before he could revel in his win, a smack to the back of the villain’s head had him crashing to the ground out cold.

Emma stood behind him like a warrior goddess.

“Swan! You’re depriving me of a dashing rescue!”

“Sorry. The only one who saves me is me. Besides, this jerk had it coming to him. He’s made me lose a whole night’s worth of business.”

“Is that so?”

“Yup. Frank gets grouchy if he doesn’t get his hotdog… and there’s a rather dashing man who’s a sucker for my mixed popcorn.”

“You do make fantastic popcor-”

Emma cut him off with her lips. Looking death in the face had both of them realising life was too short for if’s but’s and maybe’s.

The first time he brings her home, she’s shocked beyond belief. She expects to be taken to some huge fancy mansion, but instead is lead to a decent sized, cozy family home, tucked away near the water side. 

He asks her to move in with him 3 months later. She gladly accepts.

It’s on their one year anniversary that she comes home to the smell of smoke.

“I burnt it. Sorry, love.”

Emma opens the steel dish in front of her to find it full of blackened popcorn… but nestled in the centre is a beautiful sparkling ring in an exquisite box.

She says yes before he’s even had the chance to get down on one knee. 

It’s after the Gideon Massacre that they both decide to retire. 

Captain Hand becomes but a memory and Emma’s popcorn stall is sold to a homeless shelter, funded by Mr and Mrs Jones as a free food stop for the homeless.

They explore the oceans on his ship and she welcomes their daughter into the world one April night when they’ve just finished painting her nursery.

He may be the nation’s hero but she almost slapped him when he suggested calling her poppy. 

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Once in a while, we all need a hero… (S7E22)

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