I'm very sorry about the long silence. Life has been very busy, but all in good ways. I will be using my summer break to try and do regular updates and build up a bit of a buffer. Updates may slow down once the school year starts, but I won't be making my lessons from scratch this time around, so I should have enough free time to keep the updates limping along. Thanks to all of you who have stuck around during the long hiatus.
I'll have more to say about this conversation after the next page.
re Imola:its been a long 10 years :) Despite her rather severe attitude, Mina devotes a lot of effort into avoiding the darker vampire tropes.
re Xylas_Incarnum: The blood basically ties them to Bahamut. Animal blood doesn't have enough of a connection, and Solifidians have too strong a connection. In addition to whatever special properties the Solifidian species might have, the blood basically overloads their systems. Human blood falls into the "Goldilocks zone:" not too weak, not too potent.
re Arrikanez: too much purity power. It would kill them all :(
Kadtie: Mina is more than capable of pushing against Bahamut and tropes when she doesn't like the path they ere pushing her down.
re doom Bubbles: If only I weren't anemic. Wonder if I could get a medical exemption.
re Crowfeatherwolf: yup, storytelling traditions are always shifting, and recombining, so Solifidians are likely to come under all sorts of influences. However there are also the limitations of reality. Mina is perfectly capable of pushing back and limiting tropes she doesn't like (such as kidnapping)
re StellaFrost: Mina puts a lot of thought and effort into pushing back against the more destructive vampire tropes.
re Skittsue: thank you for your well wishes and for sticking around for all these years!
OH MY GOD YOUR KIND OF BACK!!!
I've been with this story for about 4 or 5 years now and I have to say it is one of my top favorite comics and I'm so glad that it's not dead.:D
I was kind of scared that one of these days you would update to say that Hurrocks Fardel would be on infinite hiatus.
But I'm so happy that you're not scrapping it or something like that.
You're a great artist and story teller!
Sorry for the long comment.:(
Sounds like a pretty fair and equitable system to me. Blood voluntarily given in return for land and protection. As a taxing system goes I could live with that. Of course, there probably some regular taxes involved too. It must work if they have enough Human entering the system to sustain them.
Yay, my occasional check-in bore fruit! Glad to have you back! ^_^
Meanwhile, owwww. Not cool, Joan. Vampires have to live too (err, relive?). This system is at least somewhat respectful of everyone (and I fail to see how different it is from the human lords, if not better than what they do).
But now Mina is either using her Connection to Bahamut to screw with the median, or there's something else going on...