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  • ReyJJJ

    Cat–I’m a kitty cat! And I dance-dance-dance- and I dance-dance-dance.

  • ReyJJJ

    Should Gretta be in Ultimeowte Marvel vs. Katbox 3…?

  • Zenny

    Man, I was hoping that Sesame would wreck the uncle. I feel so bad for Mason.

    • Gotch

      He looks like he is gonna drop dead any second.
      A goddamn feather landing on him might kill him.

      • natchu96

        Feather’s take to long to show up reliably. Let’s give him some help on the way down.

        • Gotch

          an “accident” with one of the swords?

  • What a jerk.

    • jrh150482

      I was thinking ‘A-hole’, but ‘jerk’ also works.

  • Mafoc

    Let’s just do unspeakable things to the uncle and be done with it.

    • jrh150482

      I second that motion.

      While we’re on the subject of ‘doing unspeakable things’, I noticed that Mason was actually holding a sword while his uncle was busy insulting him. He could have interrupted his uncle’s tirade by feeding him cold steel, if you take my meaning, and Evyr would be rid of a sorry waste of sperm.

      • Valkeiper2012

        Read Mason’s profile. I suspect no thought would be farther from Mason’s mind.
        Sesame, on the other hand…

        • Mafoc

          Didn’t even need to read his profile to know that.

  • Felemoth

    That was WAY WAY WAY worse than anything I was expecting….

    I was expecting overly critical blacksmith, not THAT.

    • Phuufy

      But he IS overly critical, just in a really harsh way.

      • Victor Masi

        hmm, Evyr feels more and more like Westeros every day (drops coin in jar)

        • brant drake

          Which means everyone we saw so far will die…..

          • Steven MacAulay

            In that case he could always get the shop for “The Iron Price”

          • lmao shut your mouth D:

  • its hard out here for a blacksmith

    • Valkeiper2012

      Love your avatar. She’s wonderful in her own webcomic, too.

  • Elynnas Sionel

    Ooooh, well done, that’s an evil character here. It makes us want to take him down. That’s what Terminators are made for.

    • Valkeiper2012

      He’s not evil. He’s self-serving, abusive, sadistic… hmmm.
      He has (he believes) absolute power over Mason and enjoys using it.
      If he’s not evil, he’s a pretty good imitation.

  • Jaden A

    Good guy Mason is gonna enchant her sword anyway, screw the prices.

    • Valkeiper2012

      I wouldn’t take that bet. I suspect Mason will obey that order… for now.

      Mason must really be trustworthy. In a situation as we find Sesame and Mason (warrior alone with apprentice), one can expect the warrior to try to take advantage of the opportunity for ‘discounts’.

      People like this uncle don’t trust people easily, but notice he leaves after ‘laying down the law’. Of course, the uncle may be depending on the rather strong ‘first impression’ Mason gives and Mason’s unusual strength. The uncle doesn’t know Sesame shares that strength attribute.

    • Gates

      If I owned a store I’d be angry at Mason too if he was handing out goods and services for free.

      • Mafoc

        He wasn’t necessarily, i don’t believe Mason know how much gold she had to begin with, only that it wasn’t much.

        • Gates

          Who knows, we don’t know the history of either character.

        • Valkeiper2012

          well, we only saw her say she had ‘a bit’ of gold before Mason mentioned he’ll do what he can.
          According to what we know, she didn’t mention the exact amount until she told the uncle.

  • Nighter3D

    You know what Mason needs? An Adventure!!

  • Gaboris

    Okay in my average RPG playthroughs THIS would be the point where I overdose myself on charisma and persuasion buffs and just tell the guy “Pack your stuff, you’re coming with me.” If it fails I’ll reload a few times just to see if it was chance based. If it’s STILL not good I’ll check if the old guy is a demon worshiper so I can kill him and if everything else fails I’ll read up on the Wiki.
    … Yeah I’m one of those cheap gamers who ruin their experience with save reloads and walkthroughs. Sue me. 😀

    • Valkeiper2012

      I can see Sesame trying that and failing. Kibbles, or even Claire may succeed, but Sesame is likely to fail.
      Better bet for Sesame to to just be Mason’s friend. Looks to me like Mason needs one… badly.

      • Gaboris

        Okay-okay if you wanna go through the WHOLE quest to get the companion instead of taking the shortcut then SURE! 😀

  • Dawg

    The uncle somehow looks asian.

    • Valkeiper2012

      He is addicted to the most powerful addiction known… power itself. Since most people in non-asian cultures believe asian cultures give their elders absolute power over the younger folks, you make that connection.
      Power hunger and abuse looks familiar to anyone.

    • Phuufy

      He isn’t meant to be Asian. Although Sesame is heavily inspired to be Asian-esque. :3

      • Valkeiper2012

        I figured that. It’s the attitude that reminded Dawg of the stereotypical (and not very true) view of asian culture.

        I’m seeing something different, now that I’ve had a chance to think about this.

        The uncle may be crotchety and abusive, but he may also be worried. I’m beginning to think the uncle is practically on his deathbed.

        If he dies, does Mason get the shop? Are there other family members who get it? Is there some other reason (such as debts) the shop will not become Mason’s property?

        I don’t expect these questions to be answered in the comments forum (at least, I hope they aren’t), but I think we should all think about them.

        Since Mason’s profile makes it obvious he’ll soon be traveling with Sesame’s band (and kind of damages the fourth wall), we should wonder how and why he leaves the shop and basically everything he knows.

        • Phuufy

          Wow, this really interesting. I certaintly do enjoy reading this analysis of why readers think characters are certain ways. We tried to give causation in character’s lives for their current personalities and this even includes a bit for this cranky guy. So you will just have to wait and see!
          If this secondary character intrigues the audience this much, I can’t wait to see what you think of other characters that will have more center-stage in the plot.

          • Valkeiper2012

            Glad you’re enjoying it… truly, I am. You have some heavy thinkers in your readership, here. I’d like to think I’m one of them.

            When an author realizes readers love his creations, it always makes him feel good.
            That feeling then translates into a better story…
            which is liked even more by the readers…
            Well, you get the point. LOL

            Another thing too. You based this comic loosely on RPGs, right? Well, RPGs are basically interactive stories.

            RPG players THINK about what they read. RPG players invest more into their stories than readers of ‘passive’ books. To us, the characters are very much alive and we care much more about them.

            It comes out when we’re creating our own worlds as well. I know this from the series I am writing. Sometimes, the characters seem to be sitting on my keyboard telling me their story. Sometimes they’re complaining “It’s my turn now!”

  • Gotch

    PMS is a dealy thing.
    Especially with males.

  • Xain903

    Okay I understand the genuine absurdity of punching the uncle considering he’d likely explode and no services would be rendered, but somebody needs to give poor Mason a hug.

  • Gates

    Every now and then I come across a characters that seem black and white but then I try to figure out their story and why they might be so bitter.

    I found myself trying to figure out sir uncle and this setup if only to find any redeeming quality. I assumed that Sir uncle adopted and ‘cared’ for Mason at a young age to explain why Mason is so afraid of him despite being a massive hulk. He may have been strict or nasty during this time but he also obviously fed Mason well enough, Mason seems well adjusted and sociable, it also seems he was provided a great education. If this is all true Mason may have a tragic past with his parents, it may also show that Sir Uncle has great appreciation for his craft considering he taught the unwanted boy well enough if Mason is responsible for most the swords. Mason sais he does ‘basically all the work’ but I don’t know Mason and I’ve worked with too many people who all tell me that they do ‘basically all the work’ which is interesting. This is also punctuated when he is no where to be found after their customer came in, he could very well have been ‘pissing around’ since the shop and work area are all up front. Also it’s possible Sir Uncle is being direct with prices because timid ‘little’ Mason might constantly be making people deals like it appeared he might been about to do just last strip. This would be an understandable reason why Sir Uncle was so short, cutting off the customer and accusing Mason of messing up the prices. Assuming Sir Uncle runs the shop, Mason could be giving things away at discounts, being overly nice or outright taken advantage of, slowly driving the store into poverty. Something that would infuriate me as a store owner. That said Uncle was a jerk.

    First impressions are important but no one should be judged absolutely by them.

    • Valkeiper2012

      You make very good points and they’re very well thought out.

      I like, despite everything else, you still state the uncle is a jerk. At least you gave him a reason to be.

      • Gravedigger

        everyone has a reason to be a jerk once in a while

        • Valkeiper2012

          agreed. I think this uncle (noticed he hasn’t been named) is close to death, already.

          He could be literally on is death bed without anybody doing anything. I suspect he knows it as well.

          If that is true, he may be worried about the shop’s (and Mason’s) future.

          That could make anybody a jerk.

          • Gravedigger

            he is beyond being a jerk though, he is outright disrespectful and ungrateful

    • Gravedigger

      I like the thoroughness of your efforts, even if it made my head hurt reading the whole thing

      • Gates

        I over think characters. Everyone has a story.

        • Valkeiper2012

          I also tend to overthink things. Nice club to be a member of most of the time.

        • Gravedigger

          nothing wrong with that

  • Jagmaster69

    Kinda my life

    • Gravedigger

      which part??

      • Jagmaster69

        Im asian

        • Gravedigger

          that doesn’t tell me much

      • Jagmaster69

        Kinda the same thing

        • Gravedigger

          I meant which person in the relationship are you??

  • Arcane Howitzer

    There must be some rabbit in his blood, cause that guy’s a Jackalope.

  • Majinkoba

    I am now very interested to know how in the world Mason ended up getting raised by that guy, I can only assume Mason is staying there out of some sense of gratitude, otherwise he would have just left on his own by now.

    • Gates

      It’s possible he could of left on his own but Mason strikes me as the type of guy who’d get taken advantage of pretty quickly without someone around to watch him.

      • Valkeiper2012

        I agree, it is quite possible the uncle is ‘giving him a chance’. I wonder if the uncle actually left.
        True, Mason is nervous around his uncle, but what if there’s a lot more to their relationship than the shop?
        The uncle may actually care very much for Mason.
        I’ve seen many people who have problems expressing how much they care directly, but it becomes obvious after just a little time.

      • Gravedigger

        maybe a group of good friends will allow him to finally get away????

    • Valkeiper2012

      And I must wonder how long Mason would last ‘alone’.
      There’s more to this situation. It is very possible the uncle does a lot more for Mason than we have seen.

  • Dart Devious

    I hope the uncle dies.

    • Gravedigger

      ill take care of it for 15 gold

      • Valkeiper2012

        you may not have to. He looks like he’s practically walking death already.

        • Gravedigger

          if he had acted like that to me id have strangled him

          • Dart Devious

            Why strangle him when you have a room full of nice new weapons and a sort of not sharp one in your hand?

          • Gravedigger

            because that would get the nice weapons dirty, and he diffidently isn’t worth it

          • icexcap

            Amen to that!

  • Gravedigger

    well, someone else for me to shoot in the head

  • Anonymous K

    For some reason I think the uncle might be nice at the end. Just saying.

    • Valkeiper2012

      I also think the uncle will eventually do what he thinks is best for Mason. The uncle may be rough around the edges (ok, so he’s REALLY rough), but he may still care for Mason.
      Get them outside the work environment and we may see he truly cares.

  • mastergodai

    dang what a cranky ol’fart

    • Gravedigger

      that’s more than cranky, he needs a good old fashion ass whippin

  • Toshiro Tushima

    I hate that old fart. What the hell was his problem? Mason was trying to help Sesame with a reasonable prices.

    I hope Mason will man up and yell at his old uncle and saying he know what he is doing. That old fool.

    • Gravedigger

      ill teach him a lesson

    • Valkeiper2012

      Doesn’t the uncle look practically on his deathbed to you guys? What if his condition is a recent event? I’m not talking about pitying the uncle. I wonder if the uncle is worried about Mason and the shop.

      That’s an awful lot of stress and most people don’t handle stress like that very gracefully.

  • Ikaru Sentinal-K’Valshar

    …Harsh.

  • Alex Smith

    EEeep!

  • DarkMyste

    i say mason should drop that pillar on the old buck and claim it was accident that he didnt see where he was walking and oops dead uncle

    • Valkeiper2012

      oh, come on… that’s just not something Mason would do.

      Sesame, on the other hand…

  • rgregrth

    Is this comic going to have sex scenes in it?

    • Valkeiper2012

      nope

  • Shadowkey392

    I knew I didn’t like that guy. Now I know I hate ‘im. Poor Mason!

  • Rael

    … Wow. Wasn’t expecting that… Well, now that he’s gone, i believe sesame needed an enchantment???

    • Valkeiper2012

      Sorry, but Mason promised and I have a fair idea he keeps even the slightest of his promises.

      • Rael Kvasiír

        Yeah, i’m getting that feeling… Even though the uncle isn’t exactly deserving of kept promises, Mason seems like the “I’ll stick to my word, even if I shouldn’t or don’t have to” kind of guy.

        • Valkeiper2012

          We don’t know anything about Mason’s background with his uncle. I see everyone is assuming Mason actually lives with his uncle, but does he?

          His uncle says he raised him have his life, but exactly why does he say that? It implies Mason’s parents are dead, or at least, gone. Are they?

          Despite what we see, it appears to me “Uncle” did pretty good by Mason. Could his present attitude be a recent change? Could he be dying not-so-slowly of an incurable malady? It sure looks like he’s in damn poor health.

          We need more info before we can make a more accurate assessment.

  • Blank Theorist

    I believe this old jack off has what I call: Pinkie Pie Syndrome. A syndrome that makes you randomly mean for no reason. Side effects are me buying a 3D print of you and BASHING YOUR HEAD INTO THE GROUND A LOT!
    Please take caution: Pinkie Pie Syndrome has a 100% chance of fictitious death.

  • icexcap

    If I could get my hands on that old fart’s frail neck, I will give him such a punishment that hell will be a day at the beach filled with rainbows! As a matter of fact this is how I feel about him! D-:<
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMbj6Gx27y4

  • Cory Tenorio

    Blacksmiths uncle or not that dude needs to be taught some manners!!

  • Jagmaster69

    SKRELP

  • Jagmaster69

    What an asshole

    • Gravedigger

      hes worse than that

  • Ratz

    Mason looks unhappy, I hope that changes.

    • Valkeiper2012

      Wish I didn’t have to break the fourth wall to say I’m pretty sure he’ll be joining Sesame’s band.

      I dread it’ll be because whatever ails “Uncle” kills him in the next couple pages and Mason loses any rights he has to the shop.

  • Regulos14

    Ruby’s expression in the last panel. XD

  • firekirby135

    Talk about friends with benefits. ;P

  • MrAMP

    Yuki and Tina are excited. Ruby is not amused!
    Ruby is grumpy kitty. XD

  • Borderwolf

    Looks like Yuki and Tina should have brought Ruby a bribe to let them join her at the front of the line. Maybe coffee would help. 😉

  • AnonAnon

    “U Fuk’n Wot M8?”