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Comic #183: Finding Ezzy’s Keyboard

Comic #183: Finding Ezzy’s Keyboard published on 96 Comments on Comic #183: Finding Ezzy’s Keyboard
And it begins. Most everyone who watches my streams online have seen me play piano at some point. There are a few recordings on Youtube of me playing various classical pieces and video game themes. What I haven’t shared yet, though, is how I first got started with the instrument. This story will be the start of Peter’s love of the piano. Yes, I gave Peter a cold entirely to serve as a vehicle to get him to stumble across this keyboard. He’ll thank me later. Also, upon seeing the panel with a toddler-aged Peter doodling in crayons, Whitney demanded that I immediately draw a baby Whitney as well. How could I say no?
  • Chromoid

    “IGNORE THOSE TIGERS BEHIND THE CURTAIN!”

  • Tech

    Yakkety Sax in
    3…
    2…
    1…

  • Cory Tenorio

    Anyone notice the evil face on the cloak?

    • Saphelle Iceheart

      no you’re not the only one…

      • ACSB

        No… no one has ever mentioned the face on the scarf before EVER. you are the first. **rolls eyes**

      • ACSB

        No… no one has ever mentioned the face on the scarf before EVER. you are the first. **rolls eyes**

    • spooky

    • Micheal “Chuck” Murphy

      It’s always been there. I like to think it’s an homage to Kamina’s cape in Gurren Lagann, but I know that’s unlikely.

      • Cory Tenorio

        I never noticed it until now. Guess I mistook it as wear and tear from battle.

    • Shadowkey392

      Yes

  • cr1ms0n t1ger

    We’re almost there. The big one-zero-zero!

  • Saphelle Iceheart

    you know he could just have broke his head on the stone….

    • Teh Phuufs

      It wasn’t her intention to kill him, just kind of happened in the heat of the moment.

      • Saphelle Iceheart

        yeah but… he could had died in a grossless way…

      • Saphelle Iceheart

        yeah but… he could had died in a grossless way…

    • Meh, no one’s gonna miss him. Besides he did a lousy job in his assassin work, so his boss might’ve killed him anyways.

  • codebracker

    Eh, he was trying to kill her so…
    Also is that sigil like the town guard or something?

    • shadowthief2

      I doubt it. A town guard wouldn’t be trying to assassinate the daughter of a local general… More than likely, it’s the emblem of whatever guild or organisation he belongs to.

  • Majinkoba

    Pocket scarf!

  • Alex Smith

    Without going back through the entire comic (yet), I’m going to go out on a limb and say that’s the most graphic thing we’ve seen so far.

    (This is an excuse to go back and reread the comic, I’ll be back in a few hours.)

  • Alex Smith

    In panel four, where did the scarf go? Did it fall off his arm? Because it looked wrapped around there pretty good.

    • Teh Phuufs

      Yep it fell off.

  • Majinkoba

    Good luck at MC, hope you have a fun and productive time

  • Dorcus

    First kill’s always rough. Only people who don’t have qualms are sociopaths with damaged emotional responses. Still her training and trauma-suppression is pretty impressive. Sesame doesn’t afraid of anybody.

    Odd knife that guy has, looks more like an Aztec sternum-breaker/sacrifice knife than a real weapon. Not that it wouldn’t still do the job, of course.

    • mikkelhaxer .

      It also depends on how the first kill is executed. This one was particularly messy.

      • Messy is an understatement. But we all might’ve seen or read worse.
        I mean the guy could’ve been decapitated if Sesame had the chance.

  • Silly Zealot

    I am about to say a phrase that has seldom ever been said in the history of any known language:
    That cat just cut off her pony tail!

  • Victor Masi

    damn….that is one of the most brutal deaths i’ve ever seen in comics….right up there with the Reverse Flash in Flashpoint, Mallen in Iron Man Extremis, and the vast majority of the pages in Alan Moore’s Watchmen……the only words I have to describe the above assassin’s death are “JJJJJJJEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE-ZUS!!!!!!”

  • Shinigami65

    Wait, wait, wait… If the scarf was probably the reason that make her go berserk on page 27 (http://uberquest.katbox.net/comic/27-nightmare/). why her father ask her to get that thing in the first place?

    • Valkeiper2012

      and it seemed to move on its own to hamper her attacker

      • Victor Masi

        so instead of a Lord of the Rings scenario, we have……Lord of the Scarfs?

        • cr1ms0n t1ger

          10/10 would definitely watch.
          Appearances can be deceiving. ‘Tis the nature of artifacts.
          And I’m more interested in these “gods” that forged the artifacts. Claire, here weary being there and then, contradicts the existence of any deities the people of Evyr may believe in. So the real question is: if it wasn’t gods, who was it?

          • I’m betting it’s the same with the whole Sauron-Necromancer plot. Remember Valmont? Maybe he had a good part of this scarf-making and maybe so did that lady at the tavern. This is just a theory though, but it could be plausible that the scarf itself wasn’t meant to be worn by just a mere mortal, it had to be someone who had great fears and pretty much emotionally incapable enough to see death, thus picking Sesame.

          • cr1ms0n t1ger

            I doubt Velmont made those. He’s only 30 years old. For an object of power to become known as something all powerfull, forged by gods themselves, it would take a lot of time (example: peaces of Eden form Assassin’s Creed) Unless we’re talking about some kind of reincarnation. And the theory where the artifact chooses his host is interesting. As for that lady in the tavern: the symbol on her sleeve http://uberquest.katbox.net/comic/50-future-trial/ is the same as the symbol on the letter Sesame got http://uberquest.katbox.net/comic/43-anonymous-watcher/ . Someone is setting Sesame on the same path as Kibbles. But that’s a whole other theory.

      • Shadowkey392

        Or possibly she threw it at him.

        EDIT: actually, she did throw it at him. You can see her hand flinging it into his face in the lower right corner of the second panel. Kind of surprised that no one (myself included) seems to have noticed that detail before now.

      • Shadowkey392

        Or possibly she threw it at him.

        EDIT: actually, she did throw it at him. You can see her hand flinging it into his face in the lower right corner of the second panel. Kind of surprised that no one (myself included) seems to have noticed that detail before now.

    • Shadowkey392

      Would YOU want to risk something that powerful falling into the hands of the enemy? I wouldn’t!

    • Shadowkey392

      Would YOU want to risk something that powerful falling into the hands of the enemy? I wouldn’t!

  • Valkeiper2012

    Why hasn’t anybody mentioned the cloak/scarf seemed to move on its own in her defense?

    • Victor Masi

      one scarf to rule them all, one scarf to find them. one scarf to cover them all in darkness and bind them.

      • and now…

        Sesame and Sauron as gonna have a tea party. :3

        • Victor Masi

          I wonder if Sauruman, Azog the Defiler, and the Witch King of Angmar will be there as well?

          • Nah. It won’t be a willy-nilly tea party.
            There’s gonna be cakes, sugar, coffee and tea mixed with alcohol.
            Voldemort might be there though, as for Vader too.
            Hurray for Dark-Lord Happy Hour with Sesame. :3

          • Victor Masi

            ………………fair enough

    • Shadowkey392

      It looks more to me like she just threw it into his face. I mean, look at the lower right corner of that panel. She clearly threw it at him!

    • Shadowkey392

      It looks more to me like she just threw it into his face. I mean, look at the lower right corner of that panel. She clearly threw it at him!

  • Adam McGarry

    Nice gore… It’s always nice to see some violence/action especially when there’s lots of blood

  • GG1

    Have my way with you? Ha, he’d be Lucky he could even try to, by the way, where did that knife like object come from? Was it on the end of the storage container, where the scarf was in? Good luck and enjoy Mega Con!!

    • DarkMyste

      on the crypt she kicked him up and back and he got impaled

  • bittersweet bluefox

    Sesame was born to be a fighter.

  • Yeshu

    She cut her hair! CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT!!!!!!!!

  • Brett

    Damn, that stage fatality tho! And just in time for MKX too!

  • Shadowkey392

    What a way to die.

    • Valkeiper2012

      I’m sure he got a kick out of it.

      • Victor Masi

        Ba-dum, tsss

      • Shadowkey392

        And cue the James Bond theme!

      • I’m sure the message went right through him.

    • Valkeiper2012

      I’m sure he got a kick out of it.

      • Victor Masi

        Ba-dum, tsss

      • Shadowkey392

        And cue the James Bond theme!

      • I’m sure the message went right through him.

  • Maxim Krieken

    I gotta say, I stumbled unto this by accident, but now I’m addicted to it. Cant wait till the next page/episode.

    • Victor Masi

      welcome to the saga

      • Zarylo

        What’s up with people cutting their hair whenever they have experienced a groundbreaking and lifechanging event?
        I get why Mulan did it. But everyone else better explain themselves.

        • The characters that do cut of their top knot’s or ponytails are usually are of asian decent, so I’m sure it has some ancient cultural or historical reference I am unaware of. Maybe it’s some form of symbolism like the ritual for becoming a monk by cutting your hair into the form of a halo. Supposedly, it is permissible for Nazirites (like Samson, Samuel, John the baptist) to cut their hair in times of grief, illness, or sorrow. And Indians from india believe it is permissible to cut your hair on thursdays without suffering from negative karma. I can also imagine killing someone would violate some sacred contract with God, so maybe it has to do with atoning for one’s sins.

          • Victor Masi

            oh yeah, and didn’t we see that a few times in Avatar The Last Airbender and Legend of Korra- of course we did and that further proves your point….although in the case of the characters in both series, it was done as a way of changing their appearances so as to be less recognizable.

          • I’ve also read it in Ranma and Kenshin fanfiction before they went ronin on multiple occasions.
            https://japanesemythology.wordpress.com/notes-on-the-symbolism-and-meaning-of-the-top-knot/
            and
            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nazirite

          • Great Basin Coyote

            Alex and VP Joe Biden have something in common; they both have foot-in-mouth disease.

          • Vulpine Warrior

            Sounds like Art’s jumpiness is legendary. Wonder what it’d be like sitting next to him on a train.

          • Probably fine until the whistle blew.

          • Zarylo

            That all makes sense, thanks for your input ^^

        • Gotch

          Or maybe, in this case, she cut her hair so her oponents can’t grab it like this guy did.

  • Maxim Krieken

    I gotta say, I stumbled unto this by accident, but now I’m addicted to it. Cant wait till the next page/episode.

    • Victor Masi

      welcome to the saga

  • I realize they aren’t sophisticated enough to have DNA testing in this reality, although I’m sure there’s some form of voodoo or tracking spell that can be used against Sas… But, leaving evidence at a crime scene is a bad idea. While I’m sure whatever passes for rat like creatures (Fairies? Brownies? Workshop Elves?or Barlowe; the general wingnut) will use her hair as nesting material in short order, I can’t help but think she’s painted a rather large target on her back and set herself up for future drama or mind control.

  • I realize they aren’t sophisticated enough to have DNA testing in this reality, although I’m sure there’s some form of voodoo or tracking spell that can be used against Sas… But, leaving evidence at a crime scene is a bad idea. While I’m sure whatever passes for rat like creatures (Fairies? Brownies? Workshop Elves?or Barlowe; the general wingnut) will use her hair as nesting material in short order, I can’t help but think she’s painted a rather large target on her back and set herself up for future drama or mind control.

  • Zarylo

    What’s up with people cutting their hair whenever they have experienced a groundbreaking and lifechanging event?
    I get why Mulan did it. But everyone else better explain themselves.

    • The characters that do cut of their top knot’s or ponytails are usually are of asian decent, so I’m sure it has some ancient cultural or historical reference I am unaware of. Maybe it’s some form of symbolism like the ritual for becoming a monk by cutting your hair into the form of a halo. Supposedly, it is permissible for Nazirites (like Samson, Samuel, John the baptist) to cut their hair in times of grief, illness, or sorrow. And Indians from india believe it is permissible to cut your hair on thursdays without suffering from negative karma. I can also imagine killing someone would violate some sacred contract with God, so maybe it has to do with atoning for one’s sins.

    • Gotch

      Or maybe, in this case, she cut her hair so her oponents can’t grab it like this guy did.

  • Chillman

    Not into furries, but Sesame is still quite cute.

  • Chillman

    Not into furries, but Sesame is still quite cute.

  • Great Basin Coyote

    Alex and VP Joe Biden have something in common; they both have foot-in-mouth disease.

  • Vulpine Warrior

    Sounds like Art’s jumpiness is legendary. Wonder what it’d be like sitting next to him on a train.