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Hurrocks Fardel

A fantasy adventure comic about storytelling, mythology, and of course dragons.

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Kadtie
November 10th, 2017
Be still my heart! Oh I am so happy to see you back! I almost forgot how much I loved these characters. I just might go back and read it all from the beginning again.

My husband has been studying fencing and kendo and various other sword fighting styles this past year to come up with lightsaber fighting techniques for a book he's writing. He has had me help him test things a few times to see if they would make sense to someone, like myself, who doesn't know the first thing about sword fighting, and he tells me repeatedly every time that it is ok for me to hit him with my saber, but I still can't. I just don't want to hurt him. I imagine it would take a while for someone actually learning to fence to get over that.
Arrikanez
October 19th, 2017
Hrrrm. Something tells me that's not something Drake's just going to talk about. Something's up with that bracelet. Maybe something dangerous? Who knows.

Anyway - I did have a question. What about the RP that was going on between the people in the forums? Is there any interest in continuing that?
StellaFrost
October 18th, 2017
I think I see what you mean about my question about dragon slaying blades being answered...

I sent it again via email this time.
Onasaki
October 18th, 2017
Y'know...

I read the backlog from the last fight with the Red Cross back up to now...

Drake didn't have the Bracelet until after they arrived in the vampire castle. >.>

EDIT: Actually looking back in the archives, it does show up. However, it's like the bracelet hides inside Drake's human form unless he wills it to be visible. Am I close? >.>

Also, Daidaishar, if you need inspiration to get back on a good schedule, after this chapter you might consider checking in on poor Kyle, and this comic's been going on for like... 12 years. Jeebus.

It's hard to believe the entire journey has barely been a few weeks, from the beginning of the comic.
Xylas_Incarnum
October 17th, 2017
.... I want to say the best way to deal with being physically weaker than pretty much everything you might be faced with is to be prepared to kill everything and anything with cheap tricks but that seems like something that'd require a drastic personality shift to learn.... and a far more scumbag type teacher to learn from.
man in black
October 16th, 2017
He doesn't want to talk about it
Eva Emaria
October 16th, 2017
Yeah, I'm a natural staff fighter, so when they had me doing stuff that felt weird, it made me go, "Whaaaa?" So yay, validation.

Oh boy, Joan hit a nerve. Don't hit those, that gets ugly!
daidaishar
October 16th, 2017
That weapon bracelet has been around for a while, hasn't it?

Working on bringing updates back up to a once a week schedule. Also reviving the communication stuff that had gone dead during the long hiatus. There will be some lovely fanart popping up soon that is overdue for sharing!

replies:

re Eva Emaria: Footwork is so important though. All the bladework in the world won't do you any good is you aren't where you need to be (plus its pretty decent exercise for us modern folks)

re pfmoi: its a big old world outside of that little village.

re man in black: Time for drill sergeant mode!

re Imola: Being a jerk is an asset when doing drills.

re Arrikanez: hopefully she'll learn enough to use the sword safely, but she won't be battling vampires anytime soon.

re StellaFrost: Hey Stella, Sorry but I can't find the forum pm. Could you try again (Smackjeeves PM or hurrucksfardel@gmail.com)? I'm still getting things like that up and running after the long hiatus. Opportunities for Sierra to pop up will be soon!

re Xylas_Incarnum: It is pretty foundational training at this point :) Drake touched on it a bit, but even with years of training she wouldn't stand much of a chance against Solifidians with any superhuman physical traits. A lot of this is to get her out of the "danger to herself and others" category with such a potentially dangerous blade. She won't be having and dramatic battles anytime soon, but there may be some clever uses in the future.


re WinterGold: I've got a tumblr (Daidaishar there too) but I mostly use it to repost random things I find funny so I can find them again. You can feel free to contact me there if you like. I've also got an email set up for this comic: hurrocksfardel@gmail.com I've been neglecting it a bit during the long hiatus, so I've got a few fanarts that need to share from there too. I'll probably be posting those soon too.
WinterGold
October 2nd, 2017
Awesome comic! love seeing the story play out, Drake is a snarky lil shit, definitely my favourite character hahah :D

Also: do you have a Tumblr? I drew some fanart but I'm unsure as to how I'll go about sharing it with you... (I don't have a deviant account)
Xylas_Incarnum
October 1st, 2017
.... Gotta say I'm dubious on how a duelists technique will be useful for more than building a foundation. Solifidians don't seem to be easy to funnel into a place where they have to come one by one.... not to mention something about how techniques for fighting in a ring/with sportsmanship tend to be at a disadvantage in an actual fight.

Bags of tricks are for when you're otherwise outmatched in speed and strength... and possibly cunning too.
StellaFrost
October 1st, 2017
I was afraid you'd say that.

I sent you an email through the forum regarding Sierra.
Arrikanez
October 1st, 2017
Heh. I have totally been where she is before right now - just not with THAT much practice. I wonder if she's actually going to learn anything, or just... be sore and worn out the entire time.
Imola
September 30th, 2017
Turns out he's a good teacher! :O
man in black
September 29th, 2017
He's a cruel taskmaster
pfmoi
September 29th, 2017
Joan's come so far from the girl she was, gosh. I should go back to the beginning for a reread....
Eva Emaria
September 29th, 2017
I mean, bats isn't any worse of a cheap move than the one fight where I (the senile ditz sister) offered to help my fight partner (the evil smart sister) up after knocking her down by accident, and she tried to set me on fire... (She actually hit me with the wad of flammable material stuff at one fight, there was a BIG panic.) I've also done a fight where we've done a fake hair cut...

Uuuugh, I hate footwork. At least I got validated this year that staff footwork is different from the fencing footwork they have us use, I knew it didn't feel right! Don't worry Joan, if you can still feel your feet, you are doing okay.
daidaishar
September 29th, 2017
Another slightly self-indulgent fencing page. The next page will be more story oriented.

Footwork is murder on the legs. Lots of moving around in a partial crouch. Poor Joan.

Replies:

re pfmoi: I think most folks are so used to playing with toy swords and not actually hitting that switching to really trying to hit is a tough change.

re man in black: Yes, Drake's still not used to not having nice armored scales anymore


re Imola: Agreed about Drake. There was some twisting in the pose that went wonky, but at the point I noticed how off it looked, if was too late for an easy fix. ah well.

re StellaFrost: I can't spend all this time building it up and then do nothing, cant I :)

re Eva Emaria: Bats would be such a cheap move! Imagine focusing on an opponent when they suddenly explode into bats in your face.

re doom Bubbles: can't stab them all!

re Arrikanez: here's another update for you!

tRickityHouses: Glad you're still reading and enjoying!
tRickityHouses
September 25th, 2017
woo, good read I'm caught up again. As always great world building dialogue and characters!
Arrikanez
September 18th, 2017
-Watches eagerly-
doom Bubbles
September 16th, 2017
Ah, the old 'turn into a shitload of bats' defense, a wise and prudent maneuver!