And that’s the end of Illumination!
Thank you everybody for reading! Skin Deep will be going on a hiatus for a little while as I work on the next storyline! Please read the post below for more details, and thanks so much for your patience! I hope you enjoyed Illumination!
Finally Michelle smiling after a long sad and stressful time.
And oh- cliffhang!
I hope you make the most out of the hiatus!
STANLEY VS BLOODCARVER CAGE FIGHT GO
Bar Bet! Bell Has Been Rung! Jack versus….ain’t you a tall one?! Bloodcarver, was it?…No Jack, you can’t back out now.
GREG M’BOY YOU JINXED IT BIG TIME
Have a good hiatus, Ms. Bing! 0u0
yes, he ‘had to say it’!
BLOODCARVER WHATEVER YOU DO DO NOT KILL STANLEY!!
Or, uh, anyone else for that matter. Not that he’s wont to do that
Honestly, I’d be more worried for Bloodcarver, I don’t think Stanley’s teeth are there for decoration
Last time we met him, Bloodcarver was entirely sympathetic. I’m rooting for him being the first dragon to get a medallion, myself.
same, i mean, she has what? several hundred thousand souls worth of power? she learn a smite spell and she may blow up a city, a dragon probably doesnt hold much candle without some excessive demonic protections which i dont think he is friends with anymore
These two are fekking adorable!
Did… did he swim all the way there? Well done.
Kory, Illumination is the first story I have read of yours, and it was absolutely amazing and beautiful.
On October 9th, 2017, Illumination introduced me to your universe and into other webcomics in fact! I love everything about these chapters, and the way you ended this arc was great! We even got a cameo from Mr.Bloodcarver!:3
I love this story, these characters, the art, the world-building, and everything else! Your work is one of the few things that I can admit has warmed my heart and made me smile, and as a proud fan, I can’t wait for more in the future, after you have your hiatus of course.
Thank you, Misses Bing, for making the world a little bit of a better place.
Never, EVER ask that question! Things can ALWAYS get weirder!!!
Yeah, that question is right up there with the classic, “What’s the worst that can happen?”
What could possibly go wrong?
I FLIPPING HATE THAT CAT!
“Welp, it’s a good thing we’re safe here in the LA, where nothing wants to hurt us and the dragon who kidnapped me is an entire ocean awa- OH COME ON!”
Yayy kisses 3>
on that note, I hope you have a good hiatus, Kory <3
Love the chapter Kory. Also could you make one of the reader questions my comment a few pages back. It’s the one with the song called Make a move although I missed one name change. It was supposed to be Greg not Shrek saying ” um princess.” Also have fun with the hiatus.
Stanley: *swims up alongside Bloodcarver* ♥
Bloodcarver: *!!!* (thinks) Is… she thinking what I think she’s thinking?
Stanley: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ^w^
Bloodcarver: *AWKWARD* (thinks) Just… just stay focussed on the plan. If I ignore her, she’ll go away… won’t she? … °w°
Bloodcarver (looking shocked): Madam, I am a married dragon!
Hey, Kory – is there a small graphic like the ‘orientations’ one above, for Skin Deep itself as a whole?
Well, the favicon (that little image on the browser tab) is a generic medallion. Is that maybe TOO small?
And went to sleep without making a (make it 2) Reader’s Question:
How long is a Sphinx’s lifespan?
If a mythical have a longer lifespan in true form, hows does this apply when (s)he’s on midform?
Re: kiss and Bloodcarver respectively…
B) Oh noes!
I thank you for your amazing art, and ask a reader question of my own: Do the avalons have sports teams and/or schools to send their children to, or is it all homeschooling?
Finally Greg and Michelle kiss!! YAAAAAAAAAAAY *sees dragon* ooh fuuuuuuuu…
I really-really-really-really-really hope the next chapter will be featuring Wonderland.
That’d be just frabjous!
For the alert force. Klaxon, klaxon, klaxon.
Stanley and dragon on converging vectors within the perimeter! Scramble to control point and hold.
That was great! Thank you for that! Good luck with working on your next storyline!
Aw shit, not that guy again.
That teary smile in the 2nd panel is so cute!
The entire page is so cute!
Oh, and hello Bloodcarver.
Kory, tell me this;
WILL THERE EVER BE SKIN DEEP PLUSHIES?
Apologies for caps, just needed to get my (ever so important) point across. Lol.
Kory, tell me this;
WILL THERE EVER BE SKIN DEEP PLUSHIES?
Apologies for caps, just needed to get my (ever so important) point across. Lol…
Oh hey. A dragon that is relatively calm-headed. Maybe she can patch things up this time around.
Well, first thing to note is the dragon. Most likely Bloodcarver since same colors and pattern. Maybe he’s here for a peaceful meeting. He at least considered Michelle to be an innocent before (though she had no access to the Sphinx’s power/memories then so that hopefully hasn’t change how he views her).
Second thing, does anyone else remember the secret passage that was being made that leads into the Avalon during Exchanges? Anyone else? Since if the dragon was able to track her down who says that the devils haven’t already? And that the elders do not know about it so they don’t have anyone watching it and that could be the perfect way for devils to sneak in (it’s not really dragon sized). Even with Alec keeping an eye on it he might miss it, since Myra showed that Devils are a bit harder for bugbears to pick up on during Greetings from Dogpatch, something feels off when a devil is around so Alec might not pick up on them. Also there is the Bugbear Talisman from well The Bugbear Talisman that could also be useful in devils sneaking in. So overall I am more concerned about that secret passageway than I am of the dragon.
They don’t even need to enter through the tunnel. All they have to do is climb up the wall and in through the fake roof. We already saw way back in “Orientations” that at least two of them can climb walls.
The place is warded though, as mentioned a while back. so there is more than just physical barriers to Demons or the like getting in. odds are Ravi helped set them up (after all, he did help build the place) so i suspect that these wards would even block demons possessing someone.. though compulsion might still be a weakness there.
Yay, what a great cliffhanger. That is seriously tempting fate there, Gregg. Things can *ALWAYS* get more weird.
Hmmmm, which theme to play in my head for the imaginary fade-out? “Jaws” or “Das Boot”? ;-)
The tune that played in my head when I saw the teaser/cover page before this story started was “Finns to the left, Finns to the right…”
KNOCK ON WOOD
KNOCK ON IT NOW
Very satisfying end ( and aawwh moment) thanks for all of the fun so far. I hope the characters all play nice for you from here.
I just checked, and this is the longest chapter to date. “Greetings from Dogpatch” comes in second, with 51 pages. “Illumination, chapter 1” is third, with 46 (plus the teaser/cover I mentioned elsewhere).
Just a moderately interesting datum.
That dragon is unnervingly stealthy for his size and coloration, so I wouldn’t be surprised if his wife was a dragon as well or if there were more in general. Makes me wonder just how long he’s been keeping an eye on her since last they met.
Though given that dragons nature, I doubt he’s actually there to cause harm. In the case of ‘just how much weirder can things get’, I wouldn’t be surprised if he was actually there to protect her. Quite likely from the demon bunch. After all, that ‘Father’ figure wouldn’t want anyone else getting a hold of her since I doubt his interest in her has simply vanished. Could be that Bloodcarver convinced him to take a less heavy handed approach than kidnapping. Kidnapping does tend to make people less willing to help you after all… XD
Dragons, or at least Bloodcarver, knows magic. “Grade F magic,” but magic. Wouldn’t surprise me if the magic protecting/disguising the Avalon is messing with Bloodcarver’s own, making him visible.
Since we’re doing reader questions now: Michelle, What would you consider for your Halloween costume this year? As for the page itself: YES! ALL OF MY YES! The kiss! The dragon! Yaaaaas!
Bloodcarver may have let her go once, but he still seemed to have quite a bit of loyalty to someone behind the scenes. And he seemed convinced he was going to be punished. Sooo, eh….I’m not ready to count him out as a antagonist just yet.
I see that last panel and all I can think is: *Bloodcarver bubbles angrily* XD
Oddly adorable for an old antagonist doing a crocodile/gator impression!
Never ever ever ever ever EVER ask ‘how weird can it get’ because the answer is always ‘more’!
When are you coming back?
Will at some point of this whole story, the secret of the non-humans berevealed to the world? Becasue that would be interesting to see.
Wow, 2 months and no reply? Thats a shame. How much longer till the story? :(
I’ve been updating with Reader Questions every day! Don’t worry, the moment I know when the comic is coming back y’all will be the first to know.
i cant help but wonder if there are any avalonians that…. just i n v a d e furry conventions…
BLOODCARVER! SHE’S GOTENOUGH ON HER PLATE, GET LOST!
Shouldn’t have said that