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October 18th, 2016

October 18th, 2016 published on 22 Comments on October 18th, 2016

Now feels like a good point to mention that I added a bunch of goals to the Widdershins Patreon page, all of which are aimed at removing the ads entirely from the site. There’s a pile of exclusive sketches in there, go have a look and maybe lend a hand? Thanks!

Oh, and in fact, we’ve hit the $700 goal, so that’s one ad nuked!

  • TheGorram Batguy

    Ooh, well done! That’s a finely crafted quick resolution of the problem. Wolfe appeals to Ben’s friendship to counter the “idea” of wrath against prisoners, and Wolfe appeals to Verity’s pride to goad her will into overpowering Wrath’s “influence”. Both are masterful strokes given the personalities of these characters and Wolfe’s relationship (or lack thereof) with each of them. I could hardly imagine a sharper way an author could have resolved that in the space of a few moments of plot time.
    Now that they’ve been swept up once, I’m sure the team will be on alert to resist future Deadly Sin influences, and we may not revisit this concept again. But, I rather hope we will eventually. Maybe even Wolf and Sid can yet be affected somehow; we know Lust is the cleverest and most versatile of them all, after all…

    • Sanjay Merchant

      :tries very hard not to think of the implications of describing Lust as “versatile”:

  • elCo

    #TeamWolfe
    I wouldn’t be surprised if he turned out to be an Avatar of Harmony or something like that.

  • Ghostdanser

    I gotta admit, I think “NRRGH” sums it up rather nicely.

  • Darkoneko Hellsing

    My hero.

  • Greenwood Goat

    Possibly not the best way to pose that question…

    Wolfe: Remember, I was in prison also when I arrived here, should I have been hanged?

    Ben: I- … No… but O’Malley, that disreputable little-

    Wolfe: Ah! No. We are not talking about Mal, and besides, you must think of him as the Witch of Widdershins now. Should the Witch of Widdershins have been hanged?

    Ben: ……………………………………………………………………………no. :-(

    Verity: *snerk*

    Wolfe: And of course, you are so much more resistant to influence than your little cousin.

    Verity: *nod* Of course! 8-)

    >:=)>

    • Nightsbridge

      This on the other hand makes it clear that no matter how they fight, Ben values Mal as a friend and a coworker.

  • non_canon

    You know, if you just read the bios of Team Buggerup you’d think Wolfe wasn’t really needed except as occasional extra muscle. This, right here, shows why the team couldn’t get along without him. And as I’ve said before, they really have come a long, long way since they first met.

    Also, this page is made even better to me by the fact that Wolfe was in jail for participating in a bar brawl (by protecting Mal, but still).

    • dreadbeasts

      His emotional muscles are as strong and comforting as his physical ones :}

  • So once again, Herr Wolfe effortlessly defuses a potentially dangerous situation and saves his friends with a few calm, well-chosen words. You know, sometimes, I really empathise with Herr Voss…

    • maeverin

      oh its real easy to empathize with Voss, or really anyone who tries and works and fails and tries again, only to have that one friend that (seemingly) effortlessly turns all to gold.
      I love Wolfe, and look to people like him to try to improve myself, but I understand Voss.

  • Maria Gerasimova

    I think yesterday was a 5th anniversary of the “Widdershins”!
    It’s a great jubilee!
    Congratulations!

    • It was! I’m forever forgetting that anniversary, I’ll have to buy my comic a box of chocolates and beg for forgiveness!

      • Unhooked

        Let us know if they forgive you, or if you’re spending some time apart!

        • We are rarely apart for long!

  • Sanjay Merchant

    Is Sid about to weaponize ADD?

  • EveryZig

    I like how he basically uses one of the deadlies (Pride) to counter another one.

  • Ya know, Sid’s expression is, somehow, one of the scarier moments in the entire run of this comic…

    • BaronHaynes

      I’m getting a Curse of Monkey Island-era Guybrush Threepwood vibe from him in this panel. I don’t know if that game’s art style had any influence on Kate, but I think it’s what originally drew me to this comic — the expressiveness and bright colors brought back some fond memories of that game. It looked like a fun adventure before I had any idea what it was about.

      • I never actually played any of the classic point and clickers (except Toonstruck, which mostly just confused me) but I’ve been watching Let’s Plays of them very recently!

      • Sanjay Merchant

        Verity Cunningham, in particular, would fit very easily into the Tri-Island area.

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