Heartaches 27: Magic Guy


I stood on my ankles once. We had to sit cross-legged for about an hour in gym class one day. I let my legs fall asleep. When we were allowed to stand up, I didn’t check my (insensate) feet. I ended up putting my full weight on my turned ankles. I even took a few steps before I realized what I was doing… Yeah, that hurt for a while afterwards.

And I am doing a re-read of the comic. I never noticed the alt-texts!

Maybe I am just dense, but I’ve seen reference to these “alt-text” things before and looked, I just don’t see them anywhere, can you tell me where to look or what I am missing?

You hover your mouse over the image; in most browsers, a little box will come up. Usually it’s just the description or filename, but some people like making alt text for a little added fun or commentary.

The alt-texts started on the first page of Heartaches. You can tell because “I finally figured out how to do alt-texts!”

Something doesn’t add up here. Tim admitted that he doesn’t quite know what’s going on, but either he or Madam U are wrong (or a little bit of both, maybe). Considering that the consensus of Anthony’s species is harpy, one of three conclusions can be drawn. First, harpy medallions do exist, because you can’t be under an illusion spell like that without one. Second, Anthony is some kind of species that does have a medallion. Third, Anthony got caught up in a spell somehow that transformed him, whether it was cast on him or not.

I certainly hope that his story is revisited somewhere down the road.

There’s always the possibility that someone tried to turn Tony human when he was born and it didn’t quite work right. So instead of an illusion of humanity the spell caster literally shape-shifted him, and when Tony came into contact with the medallion it broke the original spell because of how oddly it was put together. Or something. Dunno. I hope Kory adds to this storyline.

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    I am not sure how it’s working, however, I prefer to hidden for while as enjoy walked around in human’s form. No one know how I able shape-shifter into Centaur by ability of my own Medallion. When they’re asked me of it and I didn’t said about and smiled in friendly but didn’t reveal for reasons. Ravi did figure out of my secrets but agreed to let’s me wander and enjoy for myself as always being helpful when Ravi is need it.

    Cute Skin Deep fan character submitted by ryu-no-kitsune!


Art and Story © Kory Bing 2006-2015
Anthony Gillis, Blanche Noir, Rupert Burton-Fitzgerald, Pheonix, and Royce Carmikal created by Sfé Monster.
Alec Hyde, Ike Sanford, Sam Hain, Rhonda Phelton, Dermot Ainesborough created by Sheana Molloy.