Hi folks! If you aren’t supporting the Patreon, then you are reading this after everything has wrapped up, so thanks for sticking around my site after the comic is over. I feel like the past few years I’ve been trying to make sure people know there is more on the site than Sorcery 101. I don’t know how successful I am.
Hey look, it’s Seth. He’s a bad bad man. Seth basically exists because, in vampire stuff, there’s always a bad boy vampire who’s cool with all the murder but then the audience likes them so they end up becoming a good guy and stop all the murder. Seth is playing off that: making the audience think that he’s okay and a “good guy” but Seth is never a good person. Him playing off that was always to trick you into not realizing he’s the antagonist.
Brad sure looooooves Star Wars. I like Star Wars and know bits and pieces of trivia because I’ve fallen into a few Wookipedia-holes, but I don’t love it as much as Brad. I think Star Wars Episode 2 was the first movie I watched and thought “Wow, that movie was not worth what I paid for the ticket.” Brad probably thinks it’s okay, not as good as the original trilogy, but okay.
Werewolves eat a lot. Originally, Rebecca broke Danny’s finger to show she was strong, too. I cut that, though, because her knocking Danny down last chapter was enough and all it did was add a clunky healing spell exposition.
Danny’s car is the one really expensive thing he owns so that’s why only he can drive it. Plus, it’s got the steering wheel on the wrong side so someone not used to that may have trouble. Once again, some dialogue is changed to make Danny less of a perv.
So we get to Ally’s bar. It has no sign because it’s a secret bar. Also, Danny is once again checking ladies out.
Pages 24 – 25
Exposition while Danny talks to vampire ladies. They would totally eat him, or try. Seth wouldn’t let some other vampire eat Danny. Also, we get Chelsey introduced. I never actually intentionally make a character attractive. I let both readers and the characters say who’s hot.
This scene had more dialogue and an exchange between Ally and Chelsey that was all cut. Ally was too mean and dismissive of Chelsey. They both came off badly. Chelsey talking herself up is nicer. Also, I got to put that nice background detail of her giving the demons the wrong drinks.
There are no other demons that look like this lady in the comic anymore. I hadn’t really nailed down what the demons looked like at this point. If I designed her now, she wouldn’t have scales.
It’s probably not clear but Brad’s phone is vibrating, not ringing. He knows to turn off his phone in the movies. Pat never gets a new phone. If this happened later to Danny, Pat probably would have helped. But for now, it has to be clear that Seth is Danny’s last resort.
Seth’s intro. He’s hitting on teenagers. He is always hitting on teenagers when he’s getting a meal. It didn’t occur to me until later on in the story but I went with it. In the original, it was just a goth girl because, well, goth kids would be into Seth’s look. They were in an alleyway, but in the redo, I put him inside so we could have fun red lighting for him. You know, cause he’s evil.
Seth and Danny’s mental connection is more or less the main plot of Sorcery 101 so I wanted to introduce Seth with that.
I always like having normal folks reacting to Seth.
It is safe to assume that a front desk person was murdered for that key. Much like all Seth and Danny scenes, Seth is calm while Danny reacts. Danny’s pain is always funny to Seth. It’s kind of funny to me, too. He’s fun to torture. He deserves it a lot of the time. Danny’s boner is killed with transphobia. If I did a second round of redos, I would probably change that line. Danny is correct. Seth would think breaking his wrist is funny.
Seth left out the part where he murdered her. Every demon bar probably knows Seth. He drinks A LOT. Also, to Seth stabbing and violence is usually the answer.
This scene is mostly unchanged. I spread the conversation over more pages to give it more room to breath.
Exposition time: Being a vampire doesn’t make you evil. This isn’t Buffy. So all of Seth’s terrible behavior is pure him.
It is intentionally supposed to be unclear if this is meant for laughs. But this is your first hint that Seth is the antagonist. There was a comment on one of the end chapters asking if Seth has always been this evil. The answer is yes. These are the pages I linked them to. Also, Seth can see inside Danny’s mind so while Danny hasn’t said Seth’s gay out loud in the comic yet, he’s thought it. Seth is bi but wouldn’t say he is. He doesn’t think about that stuff.
Seth flat out tells Danny he can do all this horrible shit to him. Danny never brings it up again or tells anyone. That is first sign Seth is fucking with Danny’s head. It’s very, very subtle but I was planning those seeds from the beginning.
EXPOSITION. Also Seth knows how to pick pocket people.
Violence is always the answer when Seth’s around.
Seth does keep the skull. If you look hard for it, you can find it in his piles of junk. Danny is okay with people getting murdered in front of him when Seth’s around. OR IS HE…..?
That’s it for chapter two. It was originally made July 2005 and was redone in 2008.