86- Cruel and Unusual
January 31st, 2010

86- Cruel and Unusual

It’s 106 meters to RED Base, I’ve got a full case of intel, half a pack of cigarettes, it’s late afternoon and I’m wearing sunglasses.

Hit it.

^ 104 Comments...

  1. Fenris

    Did he just… did he just blind Liam?!

  2. Derp

    SPY CONFIRMED FOR ACID SPIT

  3. Lilith

    Sniper! It can’t…he can’t have been…his eyes? Argh!
    Also, “he looked a bit like…” D’:
    I want to hurt that bloody new red spy. D:<

  4. Shade

    He didn’t blind him?! *Cries*

  5. Liljj

    “Hit it”
    With a hammer?
    Glad to see Snipes is okay
    BUT BLEU
    GOD DAMN YOU ABOUT SHOT SOMEONE
    CONGRATU-FUCKING-LATIONS!
    I need to sleep..

  6. Artemis

    *totally freaks out in a way that cannot be translated into mere words*

    SNIIIIIIIIIPERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR </3

    I mean, I am SOOO glad that he's okay, but aaaah! His eyes! I WILL MURDER ROJO AND ALL HIS FAMILY.

  7. AT

    Oh shit. Liam is blind isn’t he. >_>

  8. Liljj

    @myself
    Meant “okay” by not dead
    derp..

  9. Orin J.

    SHIIIIIIIIIII-

  10. Souvi

    HOLY…
    Is he blind now. He’s blind, isn’t he. |:

  11. Erika

    OnO WHAT THE SHI-

    NOOOO, SNIPER!

  12. Artemis

    WAIT. So if Sniper is blind, are they going to get a new one? Will Sniper actually be sent home? Is THAT how they’re going to escape? Will BLU even know that they need a new one? HOW DOES THIS UNIVERSE WORK? *questions*

  13. Mags

    SNIPERRRRR…! Gah, this was really evil after what I’ve been writing.

    This is the second TF2 fic that I’ve read that has a Sniper blinded. ._.

  14. LonelyTimeLord

    Awww poor Liam… so glad for the update though… lot’s to think about… POOR LIAM!! “he looked a bit like…” awwwww!!!

  15. Red Spy Psycho

    I love Rojo, he is soo beast

  16. AkiraRen

    IM HATING MIGUEL SO MUCH NOW.

  17. Jia_Mekare

    Miguel, Miguel, you magnificent bastard. And keeping my fingers crossed that this blind thing is, y’know, fixable.

  18. the popo

    MY GOD I LOVE THAT ROJO. can’t wait for the next installment noww

  19. Jeko

    Thank u for not killing li!

  20. death_101

    DAMMIT ROJO, I KILL YOU

    at least liam’s okay… but his eyes? medic said that medigun heals everything in a previous strip….hopefully there aren’t any exceptions

  21. Momowoo

    Is it bad that I love Rojo even more now.
    Something must be wrong with me.

  22. Bunni

    Eughhhh the first thing I thought was “HE STABBED HIS EYES OUT DIDN’T HE”
    But then I was like NO NO MAYBE HE JUST PUNCHED THEM REALLY HARD IT LOOKS BRUISED SEE SEE? NO BLOOD!

    And then I was like WHAT IF HE BLINDED HIM ANOTHER WAY LIKE SHOWED HIM HIS CRUSTY MANGINA OR SOMETHING?

    A BLIND SNIPER. THAT. IS. SO. SAD.

    /cruise control

    When I see you upload a new page in my dA inbox, I freak out and automatically go here to read. Is that odd?

  23. Cheshire

    If you blinded him especially permanently, then I’ll be very sad! Don’t be a meanie, okay? ;-;

  24. Frayed

    Can I guess how Rojo hurt Sniper’s eyes, since no one else has?
    I’m betting he did it with his cigarette. I wanted to guess knife, but lack of blood. Plus, he already burned Bleu’s face with his cigarette earlier.
    Also, the way Rojo’s stepping out the window like that… he’s so bad ass. I both love him and hate him more every time he shows up.
    Well, there’s my two cents.

  25. Shiny

    What’s gonna happen cause he broke the rules? There must be someone managing this stuff. Will his team reject him? Or will they embrace his single handed intel capture with a bonus cripple?

    And will heavy finally hug jordi again!?!?!?

  26. Pesky

    WTF?! Cunt.

  27. JeKo

    Gahh my father was being selfish with his iPhone. -.-‘ OK, now that i’m on a computer i can actually comment xD PLEASE don’t let him be blind! Maybe vision impaired but not totally blind! How will he ever fall in love again?! x) If he can’t look into someone else’s eyes? lol

  28. Jazikun

    Hope the Medic doesn’t do extreme surgery on Sniper’s eye. You know how Medic is….O__O ~Hides behind wall~

  29. godfish

    @everyone

    It gets worse when you remember there’s nothing actually helpful in that intel, doesn’t it?

  30. flooky

    @Derp
    OMG ROJO’S A SPITTER OMG OMG

    @godfish
    way to be totally depressing!! Jesus!!!

  31. Carthight

    Liam! :O

    Oh no… That damn Spy! He knew Liam wouldn’t fight back!

  32. Littoria

    OH GOD WHAT?!
    oAo nooooooooooo. He didn’t… BURN Liam’s eyes, did he? DID HE?!

    @bunni: hahaha crusty mangina

  33. Jia_Mekare

    @ Godfish: Oh snap, you’re right.

  34. Moonlup

    I flail a little more with every new page.

    (Any chance you’ll be releasing this as a book when it’s finished? Cos I’d preorder that right NOW.)

  35. Loviatar

    Miguel, you magnificent bastard.

    /shakefist

  36. Lap Otter

    Auuugh oh my god you break my heart every single time there’s a new page. Break my heart or terrify me. I love you. “and he looked a bit like…” AUGH LIAM <3 :(

  37. NM

    Aw man, I feel so bad. D:

    Probably more because my brother’s name is Liam and from the angle with the sideburns—awwgh.

    But its so sad. ;; Sniper probably had that really heartbreaking moment of hope and then he was hurt, bawwwww

  38. Latte

    *tears*Please let Liam be okay! Please! I D:’d enough at these last two pages, I don’t need any more!

    Oh Miguel, I loathe you more with every appearance. STOP ABUSING MY BELOVED CHARACTERS.

  39. Nicotine Dragon

    Hot damn, I need a cigarette now.

  40. Toodkes

    NO NO NO NO NO NO NOOOOOO-
    NOT LIAM NO.
    Red will die a horrible death by -hopefully- Liam’s hands, later.
    D<

  41. Orin J.

    oh, crap….the medigun might heal him, but it’s always left scars, apparently what if sniper can’t see afterwords…..oh dear….

    *does best impression of the administrator*
    Pyro! The enemy spy has out intelligence! intercept and incenerate him, now!

  42. SamuS

    Actually, godfish, that’s what I was thinking. o3o

    And dang, everybody jumps to conclusions so easily in the comments. xD I didn’t think he went blind at first, just was crying or something.

    And now I worry. Thanks guys. ;n;

  43. mo

    slight feeling he gouged his eyes out or something like.
    you’re killing me.

  44. Veitstanz

    I know that if this was my webcomic, I would have looked forward to this update for WEEKS.
    Assuming Liam is blind.

    It’s just so deliciously unfair and cruel and bawww-worthy. I love me some drama.


    *sob*

  45. qqtt991

    PFFFTTOMGWTF D:
    OMGNOOOO!!!
    omg i have no words all I saying now is omg.
    NOT HIS EYES DAMMIT! NOT HIS BEAUTIFUL EYES!!!! HIS BEAUTIFUL WONDERFUL SNIPER EYES!!!
    I KNOW IT! I KNOW THE GOD DAMNED SPY DID SOMETHING HORRIBLE TO HIM!!

    D:<!!!!!!!
    WHY CANT I TAKE MY HAND OFF CAPS!??!?!?!?

    FUUCK NOO!!!
    D:
    you can not understand my pain.

  46. qqtt991

    @Mags

    WHAT FIC IS THAT I NEED TO READ IT NOW OR I WILL EXPLODE BECAUSE I NEED WRITING MATERIAAAAALL!!!!
    D:

    I’m still dismayed.

  47. Qqtt991

    Panel nine. There’s is only blackness where his eye should be!!
    HE’S BLIND!!!

    Nnnngh!! I…i’m struggling to not spam the comments.
    ._. time to get away from the Internet. G

  48. Dr.lecter679

    ………………………………………spies are the best

  49. Fenris

    Also- not sure whether this is intentional or not, but if Liam is indeed permanently blind, it makes the words in the final panel painfully ironc =(

  50. suburban cactus

    @Qqtt991
    Hold out hope! It could be weird shadows, right? Right?! *cries*

  51. Qqtt991

    Then where’s the shadow coming frommmmm?!!!!!?
    THE OVERHANG OF HIS EMPTY EYE SOCKETS!
    D:
    *painful sob*

  52. ReaperClamp

    NO! NOT HIS EYES! How can he snipe without his eyes!!!! DX

  53. Frills

    We haven’t seen Liam’s face since Red died (or least a good shot of it).
    I wonder if we’ll ever see it again. ๐Ÿ˜

  54. Pazzie

    Dammit, I just started reading today, and I caught up D: I must admit, I was a little off with the idea for this whole comic, but the fangirl in me won once again <3 loving it so far.

  55. Rae

    Well, everybody is freaking out now, but the way I see it, if Liam is blind, then we’ve got an opportunity here.

    He could become a BLIND SNIPER. Aiming his shots by his other four senses.

    And he would be distilled awesome.

  56. Cho

    Double-damn the author/storyteller for jerking us around like this… ._.

  57. Damien

    Oh god, not Liam!

  58. Veitstanz

    @Rae

    He’ll use taste for aiming as well?

  59. Qqtt991

    @veitstanz

    of course!
    Scouts smell so much like bonk, you can taste them in the air!
    Same goes for a spy and his cigarettes.

  60. Summergale

    That shot of Rojo on panel four is making me feel conflicted at best. One one hand, he probably just blinded Liam. On the other hand, he is sexy.

    “He looked like…” OH LIAM ILU D:

  61. Frayed

    HEY
    Anyone else notice, in the first panel, it looks like Rojo’s tucking something into the front of his coat?
    I suppose it could be any of his weapons… but still. Curious now.

  62. qqtt991

    @frayed

    yes he’s tucking his goddamned SPOON back into his suit!
    D:<

  63. Zug Zug The Caveman

    Hey, idea: Liam hears the Fwoosh of a spy uncloaking near him, and starts to choke someone, and it’s accidently blue?!?!

  64. Mags

    @Qqtt: It was one of Charlette’s (on deviantart), I don’t remember which.

  65. qqtt991

    okay thank yooou.
    im gonna go sift through em.
    and mag? CHECK YOUR EMAIL MORE OFTEN!
    I usually respond to new emails a few minutes after they are sent.
    I own an ipod touch…
    YAY WIFI! ๐Ÿ˜€

  66. JeKo

    @qqtt991
    xD I HATE you. I was drinking coffee and read the spoon thing and practically blew snot into it Dx i lold more than i should have ๐Ÿ˜›

  67. Theo

    D:

    Where’s Demoman when you need some sympathy?

  68. Emily

    HORATIO CAINE YOU MOTHERFUCKER HOW COULD YOU DO THAT TO

    …oh.

    Miguel’s dialog in panel 7’s just begging for a “YYYYYYYEEEEEEEAAAAAAHHHH!”, though.

  69. Qqtt991

    @JeKo
    I’m so awesome.

    lol FINALLY! I was waiting for someone to do that over my witty comedy genious!
    Lol you made my day with that and it’s only eight o’clock!

  70. tooth

    I can’t stop staring at Rojo’s hips in panel 1. DELICIOUS BASTARD HIPS.

  71. Travis

    Oh, the dialog in the last panel. You’d have hit me for saying that.

  72. qqtt991

    well I officially have a blog now.
    I have two tf2 fan fics. one of which is the scene in CV where the blu soldier takes the red medic’s head that was not shown.
    lolololololol.
    Danke Mag for zhe idea.

    http://sites.google.com/site/qqtt991sblog/tf2-literature-pieces

  73. sheep

    lol whos liam

  74. Anonymous

    ARRRGH

    Huge fan of the comic, but also a huge fan of Liam, and you are killing meeeeeeeeee

  75. Qqtt991

    @sheep

    Liam is the blu sniper. Where have you been? Under a rock?

  76. Rosii

    @Qqtt991

    1. Love your username ๐Ÿ˜€

    2. If he was under his rock how would he use his computer ._.

    Oh, sheep, don’t despair, I don’t know the character’s names either.
    But I’d think at this point in the conversation, you’d be able to figure it out…
    Sheesh.

  77. Qqtt991

    I don’t know ’em too well either. I learned them like two weeks ago lol.

    And thankyou. You can actually google my username and see everywhere I’ve been.

  78. moradin

    liam blind a sniper with no eyes has no use on the field the soilder will be displeased

  79. Gilveaux

    well, if atleast one eye can be saved he can always apply for a demoman position. I’m sure medic could always transplant an eye from someone, then they could have 3 demomen, and they could prance around making soldier very uncomfortable

  80. Mags

    I lol’d really hard when I was supposed to be doing my homework. Don’t do that, you got me in trouble!

    …But is was quite funny. ๐Ÿ˜›

  81. kuroi

    @Gilveaux
    LOL
    YES
    I laughed so hard when I saw that, that would be epic

  82. Red Spy Psycho

    i bet he used his ciggarette

  83. Max

    Wait, is he even allowed to cap the intel outside of the day? Why would he even bother? Surely if he’s not going to follow the rules, there’s no reason for him to take a bunch of filler. Also, how the heck did he get from sniper over to the hatch that quick, dang.

  84. Qqtt991

    Stomp on the person with reason!!! He does not belong here!
    D:<

  85. SamuS

    That was great, Emily. xD

  86. Shiny

    Geez qqtt, you are all over this page.

  87. Rosii

    @Max:
    Just shut up and enjoy it!!!

  88. suburban cactus

    @Max

    Rojo hasn’t been there very long, so I don’t think he would know about the useless intel yet.

  89. Mags

    Oh, Rosii, don’t be mean. And ditto with Suburban Cactus.

  90. Roa

    Ahhh Liam! D: I hope Heironymus continues with her weekly updating streak, although I’m not going to hold anyone hostage to enforce it. But… I’m still dying of suspense…

    @Shiny:
    Haha, that’s surprisingly and sadly true. Out of the 89 comments there are, 17 have been by qqtt.

  91. JeKo

    @roa I used to comment like crazyyyy. Well, I thought so :3

  92. Roa

    @JeKo:
    Really? I never really notice until someone says so. There’s nothing wrong with commenting, but if more than 20% of it is by the person… then maybe the discussion should head to the forum-?

  93. Qqtt991

    …I’ve commented THAT much?
    Well then. I’m going to stop until the update.
    O_o

  94. Roa

    @qqtt
    Let us frolic in the forums together! :DDD

    (I’m not saying you should stop talking, you know)

  95. Shiny

    @GilVeaux: Wait, snipers only need one eye! Think about it, they close the other when firing anyway!

  96. marzie

    Omg. I JUST caught up and OMG. D: I was expecting there to be more, too ;3; AND SCOUTTTTT <33333 Socute ๐Ÿ˜€ You're wonderful, you know that? I'll definitely be keeping an eye on this in the future <33

  97. an-y

    @GilVeaux: Blu!sniper could wear an eye patch if one of his eyes is OK. Snipers only need one eye like Shiny said.
    I suppose, please don’t kill me for mentioning an animu character, he would look a bit like Pip Bernadotte (minus the ponytail).

  98. Woof

    I think sniper is probably going to like kill himself or go messing somewhere and gets injured/killed. OHWELLISHALLFINISHREADINGSOONSHUSH.

  99. Zoe

    Ohshithesblindhesfuckingblindwhatamigoingtodobecausehesblindfuckingblind!!!!!

  100. JeKo

    looking back… panel 4… something about it i really really really like >w> sexy Miguel, you ๐Ÿ˜‰

  101. cupcakehat

    AUGH.
    THAT DAMN RED SPY.
    WHY DO YOU HAVE TO BE SO SEXY?!
    D:

  102. YouseiHime

    Dont listen to Who Knew by P!nk. Will fucking make one cry ;A; JORDI! -sobsob-

  103. Zoe

    NOT TEH EYEBAWLZ

  104. necro_omen13

    "…he looked a bit like…"
    Well fuck, if that doesn't break your heart…EVERY TIME YOU READ IT ;-;