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VHV

VHV

by Daaberlicious
VHV is a Sci-fi/Fantasy slice-of-life webcomic following the adventures of Buttercup and her entourage of adventurer friends as they try to make ends meet in a very hostile galaxy oddly full of friendly people, succeeding in life thanks to odd and not very reassuring bouts of fortune.
The story begins with Buttercup working her weekly task of beating up dangerous monsters for cash on a tiny colony (well, really two, but the second is even smaller) on a planet with only a half name. It's exhausting, yet ultimately is her and her friends place in life and they like it rather well.

But things take a very odd turn when they receive perhaps the strangest form of payment for any task they've ever done before...
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VHV

VHV is a Sci-fi/Fantasy slice-of-life webcomic following the adventures of Buttercup and her entourage of adventurer friends as they try to make ends meet in a very hostile galaxy oddly full of friendly people, succeeding in life thanks to odd and not very reassuring bouts of fortune.
The story begins with Buttercup working her weekly task of beating up dangerous monsters for cash on a tiny colony (well, really two, but the second is even smaller) on a planet with only a half name. It's exhausting, yet ultimately is her and her friends place in life and they like it rather well.

But things take a very odd turn when they receive perhaps the strangest form of payment for any task they've ever done before...

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Rest assured, I will not stop thinking about VHV.
I will even be itching to continue the whole time I'm working up there.
And it will be a glorious day when I can!

SDG, everyone.
@MviluUatusun:

It was kind of lousy, yeah.
Really?
So, are you saying you had a bad day?
Welcome to VHV: A webcomic where the author likes fluff so much he decides to make a beast
that is pretty much ALL fluff... With unusual access point!



Common adventurer sense tells you not to ever let anything eat you, but it also tells you that it's okay if you fail in that regard.
You can live on with a piece missing, or in Sam's case at the beginning of the story, you can make your way back out of a nasty
loud purple lizard if you need to. In fact, being ingested in totality is a pretty regular thing among adventurers, though you won't
hear it on the brochures.
An experienced adventurer will tell you any particular creature's innards have a bizarrely wide range of comfort, and while
most simply err on the low end at “worrisome and icky”, Rose is definitely on the high end of that scale. “fur all the way down”
rings true for her species as she does not have a true stomach. All digestion is conducted with low level thaumic
transmutation triggered at will to save on energy. She cannot taste and can only smell things about as well as the weak human
nose, so her palette isn't exactly refined. However, her species do find their furry tums useful for carrying things generally not
moving, and in a pinch can warm someone up without the need to cut a large hole in a freshly dead monster. Hence their
name- “Furtum”.
(“Fur-bag” as a name was tested by one scientist early on but quickly put to a stop by his peers- Not because of the potential
offense, but due to the inaccuracy of comparing a vestigial, re-purposed digestive system to a bag of any sort)
Rose, of course, has to live with an embis high on cuddly-ness. So despite her preferences, she often has to put up with her
friend entering her "inner sanctum" to indeed take a nap as Edrin theorizes. A furtum gets used to it though.

I was worried about adding Rose to my story for a while until I realized that I've drawn similarly weird already without worry-
Butter's pouch and Aloene's everything, for example. Also, this universe has sentient sadistic bipedal mushrooms, so I think
I'm in the clear.
Demitia can still be uncomfortable, of course... But she has had no experience with Rose, unlike myself.


SDG, everyone.
@itsune9tl:

What may have happened is that I decided to stop allowing guest comments- Someone
thought they were being helpful by stating a problem I was aware I had over and over
in various comics. That is why we can't have nice things.
--
Well, when your daughter was the kind of
child to always be defiant and naughty when younger, no matter how good she is
now you're going to be suspicious of
just about everything she does...

Welc' for the enjoy. :]
Oops?
You've got broken PHP code in the Comment link.
The fault may be with Smack Jeeves but I had to go to Smack Jeeves directly to log in instead of being sent there by the Comment button.
--
Funny, a MOM is trying to indirectly MOM a MOM...
I Detect the Sounds of Silent Snark.
Quick Put the Cardboard box of invisibility over them!

Enjoyment is. Thankyou.
@MviluUatusun: Being chosen as a representative is like jury duty, except
people actually wish it would happen instead of dread it.
Interesting Concept
@Daaberlicious: How do I find this Galactic Councilship. I'd love to live under a government where the representatives of the people didn't think they knew more than the people they ruled. LOL.
Kind of surprised I haven't really drawn any guy embis until now...


They're kind of always like this. In fact, their relationship thrives on co-patronizing with a healthy dose of
mushy stuff. The mutual and equal investment in their daughter helps too... As well as the fact that they find each other cute
as heck (but that last one is normal for any embis couple).


SDG, everyone.
This is the most dramatic <s>office space</s> garage workshop reveal in the history of comicking.


Welcome back to regular VHV goodness! This year's April Fools thing was a bit weird, wasn't it? And a first!

Now, I did mention how Rose is mute, but that doesn't mean she can't make noises. Exhaling loudly in sighs, puffs or huffs is her
limit, but others of her species manage a bit of a fuzzy sounding whisper to actually talk. It's not at all easy though, as they don't
naturally even learn spoken language beyond understanding others who speak it- No real vocal chords to necessitate the
accelerated language learning processes that other young beings have- So technically Rose's first language is written
english.

As for what she is, I'll reveal her species name at a time where it's appropriate. For now...


SDG, everyone.
You know, like how the moth flies out of the empty wallet when the broke dude opens it?
Just so much poorer that the moth is dead and there's no washer inside.



Rose is a quirky, rare form of sapient. Part of the weirdness is not often commented on, but her incapability to vocalize is of
particular note. To facilitate this, Rosie is using a Real Paper drawing tablet and passing her drawings to yamri.
After many years of technological innovation and putting up with the same ol', one day a hardware designer got tired of worn
nibs, scratched screens and shakey strokes, so he sought to put a stop to that.
Trying his best to match the sensation of drawing on paper, he spent a good year and a half of nonstop work to make a screen
out of a special interstellar-era gel that reformed itself, all the while protecting the electronics and allowing proper drag at the
same time to stabilize strokes naturally.
The product overall sold very very well and is still seeing manufacture in many different sizes as the mainstay of any digital artist
with the coin to buy it, but unfortunately the one weakness of the "Real Paper" tablet is that it totally, completely and
entirely failed to feel like paper in any way whatsoever.


SDG, everyone.
There are no wasted rants.
There are only poorly timed rants.



I decided Mia needed to act more like a mom.
Very important if she's going to be team mom later on, I think.

SDG, everyone.
I can't stop drawing cuddly pages.

Send help.



I've probably said enough about embis in text dumps that I can make an actual info-dump picture for them. Probably a project
for the future, but not for this textbox.

Let's just say that embis kiss people they love, and generally an embis will admit they love their friends.


SDG, everyone.
> _ <


Alas, poor Mia. The house is too small for her.
...In truth, it would possibly brush the heads of normal height people too.


SDG, everyone.
@itsune9tl:

Entirely depends on how many of them are embis. I do think that Mia would probably end up fending off the other embis so they don't crowd him: She knows how pushy they can sometimes be, being one herself.

Of course they know! Butter and her friends are pretty much getting all their food from other colonists... And lots of advice. Probably a little more of that than is helpful.
Coat Rack?
@Daaberlicious:
So what would have happened to Leo if More than Embi-Mom (forgot her name :( ) had showed up?

I'm Thinking that most of the colony knows about the situation, if not the full details.
@itsune9tl:
Ha! I like it!
hugs
@Aeon#3547: In one of my RPG campaigns my Character was a priest for the Seekers of the Perfect Embrace. It took about three sessions before the Dwarf of the Party asked why My character was always wrapping his arms around my foes to which I replied, "It's an act of Worship for Huggee Cultists."
@Casanova: ...Yep.
I'll do better next time.
The three word balloons in the bottom left corner are confusing the balloon order some as there is no gap between those three.