104- The truth can’t save you now.
June 28th, 2010

104- The truth can’t save you now.

Not much to say today. Otakon is coming up and I’m planning on being there but I’m a little short on cash so I’m doing a special deal where donators can get custom drawings, and you’ll be helping ensure that I’m able to go to the con.

Full details are in my DA journal here: http://kytri.deviantart.com/journal/32975909/
as well as links to other things you can buy and help me out. Thanks everybody!

^ 138 Comments...

  1. qqtt991

    Oh god Jeremy!! im so nervous!

    cliffhangerssss noo!

  2. Chrizzel

    I am excited for the next page already C:
    Yay for Jordi finally be able to kill someone, I guess!
    alsom now I notice the little shading in Rojo’s nose, Jeremy broke it, didn’t he?
    Awesome page as always Kytri <3

  3. Nat

    Oh my god… I don’t know how I feel right now :/

    But Pyro’s totally not dead.

    Though the “YAY!” is the cutest damned thing *ever*.

  4. MentalTheSpy

    OH SHIIIII-

  5. Momowoo

    …Rojo looks a bit awesome there.

  6. Medical Inferno

    Awwwwww pyro’s “yaay!”

    <3

  7. AkiraRen

    You’re gonna kill me ;_; Im so intrigued now…

  8. Bronzedog

    But, why didn’t scout kill the Red spy yet? It shouldn’t take that long! Throw him out the window scout! Punch him in the face! Do something!

  9. bloodyEnglishman

    . . wow that red spy has a high pain tolerance. but i hope
    0 Jeremy will be okay

  10. l4d fanatic

    fith and sixth slide….awsome

    fith spah looks sleep deprived and 6th…..SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO CUUUUUUUUUUUUUUTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! but what is he happy about…that spah killed someone for once….or that he saved his life….or both?

  11. l4d fanatic

    no pyro aint dead

  12. SaidaC:

    When I finished reading the page I started to freak out and yell “OH MAH GAWD”.
    I’m so curious and can’t wait for the next page, keep up the good work! 😀

  13. Rosalie

    S-s-s-s-s-scout!!! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! OMG OMG OMG OMG YOU BETTER HAUL ASS JORDI!

  14. Sam

    oh Jeremy looks soo scared in the last panel ;_; and YAAAY!! for Jordi he finally killed someone (even though he had his eyes closed) and Pyro is just soo adorable!!

    But Cliffy!!!! Can’t wait for the next one arrrrgg the suspense!!!!!

  15. CH

    @bloodyEnglishman It’s just all adrenaline and endorphines. But he’s gonna feel it in the morning for sure. Not that I think he is gonna live that long.

    Also I really can’t tell if the red spy intends on cutting something off like he did with the others or if he has something else in mind.

  16. Shia

    … Wow… I hope scout is OK… And wont hate the real spy for this!

  17. Laddie

    If only Pyros were that easy to kill in TF2.

    If only…

    … then again, if this was TF2, both pyros would be practically dead from each others’ flames, so I can see how it would work.

  18. LonelyTimeLord

    Yey I wasn’t expecting an update, just checking and there is was… cliff hanger! Poor Jeremy, I hope Jordi gets there soon <3

  19. ZombieZapdos

    I hope that Jeremy doesn’t get some type of weird Spy phobia! That would suck… And make Jordi sad

  20. Ambassador

    YOU CAN DO IT ROJO! CUT HIS FUCKING HEAD OFF!

  21. MedicMaria

    oh i hope scout at least understands it’s not Jordi hurting him. ;o;

  22. Lulz

    I’m pretty sure Jeremy figured out that it’s not Jordi.

    But yay, Jordi, you killed that mean Pyro! Hopefully…

    And Jeremy… </3
    I love how he punched the living daylights out of Rojo's face though. That's exciting.

  23. Cecilia

    I’m somewhat disappointed that Jordi “killed” someone…
    Though it’s obvious red pyro isn’t dead …..

    Also:
    I didn’t realize you could change the color of the tshirts! Geez I would have bought one ages ago then 😛

  24. Laura

    Welp, there goes the theory that BLU Pyro wanted to take crazypants RED Pyro with him. But seriously, I think that’s the most adorable thing I’ve seen in this comic yet. And that’s…that’s not right. The page with Jordi’s first kill and super-rapey-death Rojo should NOT also contain the single most adorable panel ever, but there y’go. Pyro’s liddle “YAAY!” plus spontaneous, akward-but-enthusiastic one-armed hug just about did me in there. SO FREAKING CUTE! Guess Pyro’s proud of him, then?

    Seriously, though, Jordi, if you’re making your first shoot-bang at someone who happens to be locked in close combat with your buddy…y’may wanna open your eyes to do it. Just saying. I held my breath there for a moment, worried Jordi might’ve shot Pyro.

    Dangit, now the mystery of who Pyro wanted to bring is just bugging me. Who else would there be and why wouldn’t he tell them?

  25. Laura

    Also, I’m torn regarding RED Pyro. It would be a bit predictable if that last panel of his was an “OR IS HE?!” moment, but it would also mean Señor Crazypants gets to come back for round two. And I am a little sad at him being deaded, because he’s pretty adorable his own self. BUT…I initially read the panel as simply being Jordi looking back and letting his first kill sink in.

    Also also…I totally wish Pyros could hug people in the games. I would be hugging my teammates all the freaking time.

  26. Mags

    Rojo!Jordi is creepy looking.

    Gah. Doctor’s appointment and shots and stuff made me miss the stream. :c

  27. kittengrl39

    YAY FOR JEREMY NOT BEING DEAD YET! I seriously thought Jordi would get there too late and see him already dead/hamstrung/emotionally abused/all of the above.
    Also, I love Jordi’s face when he’s shooting and the subtle pinkness in Rojo’s right eye. Looks like he burst a vein.

  28. Rosalie

    Omigawd omigawd….If Jeremy dies… I’m gonna… please for heaven sake Jordi RUN!

  29. sari

    I’m always in suspense! Love your webcomic and your art style. Thanks for the entertainment.

  30. Momowoo

    OH GOD SCOUT’S GOING TO FALL OUT THE WINDOW

  31. Greasy Kiwi

    OMG! You are pumpin out pages like your eatin toast! It used to be once a week but now…

  32. Black guy

    That is a pretty cool touch with the areas on Rojo’s suit turning red where the scout is grabbing him.

  33. sharshar

    its a good birthday presant to have this update, but my gawd. Cliff hangers!

  34. MapleSauce

    Oh no! D= Don’t hurt cute little Scoot!

  35. Lost Experiment

    Well crap. I am rather intrigued by this first taste of blood.

    Jordi consistently has thus far consistently failed at ‘taking a level in badass’. I wonder if this’ll be a turning point.

    Don’t want to see that Scout get hurt either…

  36. Kate

    I would think he’d go for his legs… but now I’m thinking his voice… You can’t mute a scout! DDD:

  37. Mister Peaches

    KYTRI.

    If Scout gets raped I will flip a shit.

    I will flip twenty shits.

    I WILL FLIP A SEPTIC TANK.

    fdskapghpaksdghpasg

  38. cupcakehat

    HOLY SHIT!!
    THAT PYRO IS CUTE EVEN WHEN JORDI KILLS SOMEBODY.

    “Yaaaay!” :3

  39. cupcakehat

    OH SHIT SCOOTS VOICE?!?!?!?!?!?
    NOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!
    FOR THE LOVE OF ALL THAT IS PRE-SHRUNK AND COTTENY RUN, JORDI, RUUUUUNNNNNNN!!!!!!!
    FUCKING SUSPENSE!!!!!!
    ASDJFKHAUR4P;GJENAWLF

  40. krazy kiki

    omg i randomly checked the page for like the fith time and was rewarded with an update!!!!
    but sereously i kinda hoped that red pyro waz gonna join in the escape :(
    anyway can’t wait to see wat jordi does to rojo for touching HIS (MY) scout.

  41. OniLink

    OH DAMMIT RUN JORDI RUUUUUUUUN

  42. Erika

    I sort of squeaked at the last bit. Either that or it was a very quiet scream, idk.
    But still.
    DAMNIT ROJO, DIE ALREADY.

  43. calvin000

    hurry make next comic and god damb scout get you bat and BOINK him

  44. Anne

    At least Scout managed to give the bastard a black eye. GO SCOUT GO!

  45. Fan1234

    Red spy looks really ruffled up. It seems they had an epic fight prior.

  46. ZombieMesh

    Uggu~
    Rojo’s beating Scout up~

    lolwut

  47. Pimp Chickens

    Please please please, more Pyro hugs?

  48. cupcakehat

    I like Jordi’s face.
    I…I killed him (O) – (O)
    I really wish I could hug him. :3

  49. krazy kiki

    hey how do you watch the streams i forgot lolz:]

  50. Rosii

    Oh my god! Pyro “Yay!” <3

  51. Jenkinhimer

    um, girls, i don’t think red pyros comin back. There’s a hole through his freakin heart, and he’s in some underground tunnel where probably no RED is going to find him, and even if they did, RED’s medic kind of has other things to focus on right now
    sorry to kill some spirits

  52. cupcakehat

    I have to ask another question…
    Does scoot still wear the butt flap PJ’s?
    :3

  53. Darkforce

    AGH CLIFFHANGERS ARE EVIL Your a great artist and story thinker upper”yes i made that up” kytri keep it up.

  54. Fennic

    These last two pages have been really, really excellent in terms of lighting and composition.

  55. Totally inconspicuous dude

    For some reason I feel like Red Spy is going to get into some gay relationship with Blue Scout. Something also tells me that the bullet that Jordi shot just missed pyros heart. Pyro’s little “yaay” just made me laugh. Such an awesome little pyro.

  56. JeKo

    Yay 😀 I knew he would kill him :DDD But shit scout!!! D:

  57. Thleen

    Goddamnit, these cliffhangers are killing me here. Jeremyyyy oh god. ;;

  58. Ch1

    YAY!!!
    Panel 2 is so awesome! Look at the lighting!!

  59. Litzana

    Oh. My. God.
    Firstly: Yay! Update!
    Secondly: Yay! Cute Pyro hug!
    Thirdly: Jordi had better get his BLU pansy ass up there right now, or… or… or!

    :)

    But seriously, a totally awesome update. I loved the lighting in panel 2, and Rojo’s face in panel 11 is just epic WIN!
    Please, more update! Soon!

  60. Damien

    Finally killed somebody, but now Jordi’s gotta go save Scout from being raped by Rojo…

    That’s more or less what’s happened, right?

  61. Lisa

    NO RAPE (say it all with me!)

    Butttt if Red pyro is dead, there’s going to be another one. Who will be even more batshit insane.

  62. Ambassador

    Also, I think it’s fairly obvious that Pyro want to bring Demo with him.

    I mean, they’ve been next to each other in every comic Demo’s appeared in and they seem to be good friends.

  63. Elkkun

    Technically if Rojo rapes Jeremy, it’ll be tentacle rape.
    What? I have my bets that Rojo’s a secret tentaspy D:
    SO THAT’S LIKE RAPE AND BEING EATEN. OH GOD RUN JORDI D:

  64. Gretuska

    YAY UPDATE! I wonder what happens next…

  65. Mags

    I’m quite pleased with how many friends I’ve managed to rope into CV. Rosii, Ch1, Ivi… :3

    Is it just me or do Jordi’s eyes in panel 5 look oddly bulgey?

  66. Princess Fawna

    OMG! Jordi finally killed someone!
    O.O

  67. Kim A Martin

    Jeremy looks scared despite his bold comeback. also I don’t think I’ve ever seen Red Heavy is this who our blu piro want’s to bring? now I’m going to have to look through the archives

  68. kybarsfang

    Oh wow. This is the most intense page yet!

  69. Ionescu

    Is the Blu pyro gay? I’m starting to wonder. That’s the second time he’s hugged Bleu and he’s always very affectionate.

  70. Live Grenade

    I sense trouble stemming from the fact that both spies now have the same bruised face.

  71. Emily

    omgomgomgomg. If you make Rojo rape scout… well I’ll still read the comics but I will be mad! Until Jordi kicks his shape-shifting rat ass.

  72. Martin C. Peaches

    Well, as can clearly be seen, Red Pyro has been shot through his left scapula, possibly low enough to pierce a lung. However, as the scene depicts in panel in panel four, the bullet traveled all the way through. If the lung was not pierced,
    which I find very likely considering Pyro’s have a slightly hunched over posture, thereby providing that the bullet would travel more upward through the body from back to front in the shoulder region. There is a significant amount of blood loss in panel four and even more in panel 9, but, curiously, the blood pool seems to have a primarily forward progression on the floor relative to Pyro’s positioning. This leads me to conclude that in the time span between panel 4 and 9, the heart was stilling pumping blood came out of the wound with propelled velocity, therefore it leads that Pyro must have still been alive in panel 9. Now, that said, it is entirely up in the air whether that amount of blood loss would do Pyro in just a few minutes later. Given the right tool though, I imagine one could fashion a very efficient bandage and tourniquet out of the Pyro’s suit. An ax would probable be sufficient for cutting the material and would be not too unwieldy to use with only one arm, especially for an experienced user. As I said, the bullet must have traveled all the way through (a spy’s gun sure does have impressive penetration force) so a wound like that would heal enough to roughly function in a few days, at least enough to hold up the front end of a flame thrower I think; might not have the best aim at that point, but still…

  73. Ink girl

    I am sooooooo nervous for scout now you have no idea……the only thing that makes me feel a little better is pyro’s little “Yay!”

  74. Dr. Octogonapus

    @Martin dangit, I was about to post something about the amount of blood loss, which, if it pierced an artery/heart etc, would spill enough to kill him within about 10 minutes, maybe less. Actually, probably less than 5, you lose blood through the artery insanely fast.

  75. death_101

    yay update….. cliffhanger >.>

  76. marzie

    First of all, WAT. Jordi… I don’t know if I should be proud or not since he’s really not the killing type.
    Secondly, pyro’s “yaay!” is so dsknfidsabfdsaiulfbsa ADORABLE. <33
    Thirdly, looking at Rojo's knife placement over there… Don't tell me he's trying to cut out Scoot's vocal chords!? D: PLEASE tell me I'm just a little screwed up from watch that trailer for The Human Centipede. .__.

  77. Jakiess

    :O

  78. Jakiess

    How can no one hear Jeremy!

  79. Lisa

    Also, the art has been stunning lately! You’ve improved so much! (Not that you were bad before, but the compositions in this one. Woah.)

  80. julie

    if you go to otakon can i come and bug you?

  81. Julie

    FFFFFFFFFUCK! Jordi has to save Jeremy!

  82. cupcakehat

    JERMY, KICK THAT ROJO IN HIS BALLS!!!!!!
    FUCKING SHIT ASS, JORDI RUUUUUNNNN!!!!!!!

    FUCK!

  83. Mikey

    ^ This, but more brutality! Also, is it a coincidence that I was listening to M.I.A.’s “Paper Planes” (specifically, the part with the gun sounds) when I saw the panel in which Jordi shot Red Pyro? I THINK NOT.

  84. Leaxi

    OH MY GOD BLOOD EVERYWHERE. JEREMY BLEEDING HEAD BAD. CANT FORM SENTENCE WELL. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAH

  85. Orin J.

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!!!

    the bit with the bastard RED spy’s disguise not working where he’s being manhandled is a nice idea. it looks like the BLU pyro lost like, a half-foot of height though. what was i doing again?

    oh right, NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!

  86. Dee

    Say it with me, guys-RAPE IS NOT GOING TO HAPPEN. Honestly. That being said, this page is awesome. BLU Pyro’s little shout of “Yaaay!” had me smiling so hard, and poor Jeremy! I can almost feel the back of my head start to hurt when I look at panel 11, although I am pretty glad he got some punches in at Rojo.

  87. GAWBLE GAWBLE IM A TURHKEH

    MMMM I LIKE BLOOD MOAR MOAR DIE SCOUT DIE!

  88. ink

    ogawd

    I just started reading this today and am totally hooked! Hope you update soon!!

  89. Ambassador

    @Dee: Rape is going to happen.

  90. JennPulse

    I, oh man, this… this is getting pretty heavy, you guys. And he’s not even around (Stupid joke.)

    This page may just be my favorite in terms of art. Of course, the gradual art evolution is a given, since these are still being drawn (The first page and this page, for example, have some changes in them.) But it’s really the last pannel. I never believed that you could see the fear in somebody’s eyes until I saw Jeremy there. It’s… it’s striking, very powerful indeed.

    (Also, this time Rojo isn’t taking off his disguise. Is he trying to instigate some fear in his victim this time – by, you know, making BLU Scout think that Jordi’s attacking him? And… at least we know that Jeremy put up a fight. Those are some awfully nasty bruises. Ouch.)

  91. Shiori Tsumi

    GAH! Say it with me, everyone! Raper, no raping! Raper, no raping! Raper, no raping!

  92. death_101

    AWWWWWWWWW MANNNNNNNNN

  93. Momowoo

    No rape. :I

  94. MentalTheSpy

    Goddamnit guys, Really?
    Rojo isn’t gonna rape Scout.

  95. Jakiess

    Poor scoot

  96. Shiny

    I would like to point out that rojo looks all fucked up, but Jeremy has one small injury.

    I think Jeremy is gonna do the raping!

  97. Band

    lovin’ scout’s face in the last panel.
    you’re very good with expressions.

  98. TheBobIsComing

    LOL Bleu’s expression in panel 5 is so priceless i started to cry from laughter

  99. Dee

    A biiiiit off topic, but is that title a Dresden Dolls lyric or am I just insane?

  100. Bazo

    Look what did I tell you before XD RAPE!!!…..the pyro iss…….sooooooo…..CUUUUUUTE!!!!! I WANT TO HUG AND ********

  101. Bazo

    sorry for my last comment but this is just Great something that really kills the ”pain” time for me XD Love it…but still….red spy will rape him soon ….mhehehehh…..

  102. I Love This comic

    @ Bazo, what do you me ********? b*tts*x? what?

  103. cupcakehat

    There are exactly 41 words that say pyro in the comments.
    Including the one I am posting now.

  104. Ivi

    man… scout must have a crazy grip or really sharp nails to get rojo to bleed like that at the arms
    his expressions really cute though… and i must be a sever sadist to say that
    pyro’s eternally cute though
    and i can’t wait for the next update!

  105. Mags

    Haha, I made the same mistake, Ivi. I’m pretty sure it’s his disguise failing.

  106. byroe

    relax this will be easier if you don’t struggle (zip)

  107. l4d fanatic

    plzzzzz put more of heavy in!

  108. Jeremy

    it’s k guise i’m okay

  109. JayCee

    @lonescu

    Either that, or he’s (somewhat ironically) very good at being cute :3 Both are fine in my book~

  110. Mazteur

    Omg..he killed red pyro..
    All they need to do now is…GET THEIR ASSES TO SCOUT’S ROOM FASTER THEN YOU CAN SAY RAPE.

  111. Greasy Kiwi

    WOW, just looking at the First Page… WOW, you can really see the ‘graphical’ difference from then to now, Great improvement!

  112. byroe

    u know what shud happen? rojo is about to cut scoot or sumtin and heavy comes up behind him picks him up and throws him out the window. that would be awsome

  113. cupcakehat

    @lvi
    Actually that isn’t blood. I think when a BLU touches a red spy, The part that they touched turns him red. I though it was blood at first too.

  114. Orin J.

    i now expect tat that bastard RED spy will have a talk with shovel.

    NOONE EXPECTS SHOVEL, JUST AS SHOVEL PLANNED!

  115. ZE uBeRmEncH

    lol shovel is mad buuuut dont u think soldier is yelling at a head?

  116. Cho

    Arghhh… die painfully, Rojo, DIE…. D:

  117. Jaz

    This is my reaction seeing this page at first.

    Yay RED pyro is dead! :3 Now to read the res-OH GOD! Jeremy no!!!<:(
    *Prays that this'll end well…*

  118. l4d fanatic

    wheres teh next one?

  119. GAWBLE GAWBLE IM A TURHKEH

    TLJALFNRJDIGWNCISJ

    YELLOW CAR! -Niko Bellic

  120. Mags

    How do you guys pronounce the characters’ names? Since I’ve never actually heard Gabriele, Jordi, Liam, or Bertrand, I’m a little unsure. (Currently I’m going with gab-ree-ELL/gab-REE, JORE-dee, lee-AM, and burr-TRAND.)

  121. Momowoo

    I pronounce Liam lee-UM. I pronounce everybody else the way it’s spelled.

  122. Frills

    I pronounce everything in a French accent, because I’m French. It’s a little hard to spell out though.

  123. Frills

    I’d have to record myself saying it or something. :\

  124. Laura

    I pronouce Jordi with a soft J, Gabry pretty much the way you said it, and Liam as “Leem” because I’ve got a lazy Southerner accent.

  125. Heironymus

    Gabriele I actually had to look up when I named him so I’d know I was saying it right. You want the second one listed here: http://hearnames.com/name-categories/search/gabriele.html

    Jordi is pronounced the same as Geordie, like Geordie LeForge on Star Trek. Bertrand is a fairly common french surname from what I understand:
    http://hearnames.com/name-categories/french-names/french-surnames/bertrand.html

    Liam is actually a nickname for William (wilLIAM) and is pronounced as such.

    Also for whoever asked: Yes it’s a Dresden Dolls song, I’m a fan.

  126. krazy kiki

    i pronounce it LYE am

  127. Jakiess

    @Krazy Kiki. Me to.

  128. Qqtt991

    Same, actually. 😛

    Wait, who’s Bertrand?

  129. Shiori Tsumi

    Gabriele. Gay-bre-el. When I’m in a hurry it gets slurred to gay-brel. Liam. Lee-am. Pretty simple, pronunciation-wise.

    XD Bertrand is a common French name? It’s always sounded British to me….
    (Course, French characters I’ve been using commonly myself are named Emile and Michel. )

  130. Me

    This is gonna get really rapey really fast. Like, Class 5 molestation rapey. Like, Old Rojo Watching blue take a shower rapey.

  131. Yoriyari

    HOLY CRAP.
    IS RED PYRO DEAD?!

  132. Triplecena

    dang Jordi, you got 1 lucky crit there with the pyro (Either that or the pyro weaken him so bad 1 shot killed him) in that case, YAY FOR ASSISTS!

  133. JeKo

    oh lol that red is his suit. I thought it was blood. Boy I’m dumb 😛

  134. spahsappinmahawesome

    pffft Took Jordi long enough…
    Andohmygodpyro’sadorable.

  135. Pesky

    ……I'm just going to pop your butt cherry……..

  136. Fishfoot

    If Jordi did kill the RED Pyro, not only did he save BLU Pyro, but he also avenged the previous Spy.
    Because I remembered that the previous BLU Spy died from burns. [Or something else has killed him, but the fire might've done most of the damage.]

  137. dave

    Good night, sweet prince.

  138. rainbow_birds

    DOUBLE TAP, BLEU! DOUBLLEEEE TAAPPPPP!!!! D:

    If Rojo rapes Scout I swear to god… I'll cry forever. ;;;;;_____;;;;;