Saturday, October 30, 2021

Starbolts #555: Like Mother, Like Daughter



    There's a whole lot of naked this week isn't there? Yeah, I figured I'd address it right out of the gate rather than avoid talking about it. At least certain bits have censor bars or blurs on the characters. I couldn't decide on the best option for Marcus so I went with a bar. A blur doesn't really work when it's a small sprite like these. Anyway, it is clear that the two definitely had sex. This week I wanted to show another side of their relationship and show that Crystal will eventually be okay. She's been in therapy for a long time and given enough time she will be fine as she's with the man she loves.

    Marcus loves Crystal and will help her get past the hurdles she has to deal with. Who better to help her than a runner, right? She knows that there's no easy fix to her problems. But, at least she has a man who will help her out no matter what. Talking about the issues she has to contend with like the dreams help. Any other man would have been like "You're dreaming about another dude?! BYE!" Not Marcus. They get each other. Even he has certain issues and they work through them together. Perhaps she can help him jump a few of his own hurdles. 

    What I didn't include in this week's comic was a bit about how not only did the spells not like Marcus touching her. They worked to dampen the pleasure center in Crystal's brain. I'm not sure if it will be revealed to Crystal or not. She and Marcus clearly had sex before and had a more pleasurable experience this time around. She will connect the dots, I am sure. The spells messed her up quite a bit given how they were conjured during emotional distress. Now than that's not an issue, she's finally free to become the woman she was meant to be and that's all she ever wanted. She wants to be confident like her mother and her twin sister. Letting go of the past and dealing with her trauma is a way to do that. Since she's now in control of her magic, she can work on being confident without spells getting in the way.

    Now we turn to Andrea and her story. She too had dreams and nightmares. She dreamt of having a daughter and instead got two beautiful girls. When they were lost, she had nightmares until Crystal and Sara were revealed to be her biological children all this time. If things went according to plan, Elaine would have carried the twins to term. Sadly things didn't go by the book. But, at least things worked out and her dream did eventually come true. The story she told Crystal resonates with her because of her own backstory. With her true history known and confidence gained, she is about to become a force to be reckoned with!

  That's all for this week. Tune in next time for Sara's talk with her dad! That's going to be fun!

See ya then! 

Saturday, October 23, 2021

Starbolts #554: Spelling Trouble



    Well, it's safe to assume what Marcus and Crystal are off doing. They're clearly going to do their taxes. Seriously. Yeah, they're not. This comic marks a turning point in the life of Crystal Whitefox like many other comics I've written. This time she is a new woman with renewed confidence in what she wants and who she wants. I'll try to explain.

    When Crystal's spells were first created, they constantly prevented her from experiencing what she wanted to experience with Marcus or any man she truly loved. In a way they were acting like Zarantha since she hated her need for intimacy. Even though the two lovers clearly have had sex before, the spells were always "on" and thus prevented her from feeling the closeness associated with sexual intimacy. Those days are obviously over and now she can be with a man she trusts and obviously loves her just as much as she loves him.

    This week we also learn how her invisibility was activated. She actually managed to keep it a secret for three years as it was activated in school when she was thirteen. Of course this was no ordinary school. This school was part of the "Truman Show"-like world Terra Nova created for Crystal. Her classmates were basically the children of Terra Nova agents and chances are "Ms. Waters" was also a Terra Nova plant. Poor kid. It's obvious she was a Terra Nova plant.

    That's not all! We've also revealed how Cody met Crystal. However, there is much more to the story than just the "coming out party". We'll be revealing that sooner or later. Now we know that Cody was MUCH older than Crystal and spent three years with her.

    So, what's going to happen now that the spells are back to being just spells? Well, that remains to be seen. Crystal is free to live her life however she wants and is free to be with Marcus. However, this doesn't mean her issues have been resolved. They're still there and will be taken care of. Right now she's on her way to being the woman she was always meant to be. 'Nuff said.

See ya next time!

Saturday, October 16, 2021

Starbolts #553: Lessons in Void Magic



    This week Sara and Crystal learn a bit more about the ins and outs of void magic. It's the third force that binds the universe together in harmony. The other two are of course primal magic and the Centurion force. They all work with and against each other creating a sort of "rock-paper-scissors" dynamic between them. It's hard to explain. But, the twins can now basically do anything and everything. It should come in handy.

    Now, though, it looks like their lessons will have to be put on hold since there's a bit of a snag. What are these voices that Crystal is hearing? Why are they asking the same thing over and over again. What do they mean by "Why does he touch me?" Are they referring to Marcus? I hope not. That could be bad news for our favorite speedster. 

   Next week we shall figure out what the voices are. If they're her spells trying to talk to her, then we might be in for some drama. Stay tuned!

 See ya next time! 

Saturday, October 9, 2021

Starbolts #552: The Witching Hour


    This week Crystal found out the truth about her powers and in a couple of weeks she is going to find more than she bargained for. I won't spoil what happens. But, there is definitely more to the story of her powers manifesting themselves during moments of stress or trauma. It also turns out that Marcus has been very helpful in helping her deal with her trauma. More on that later, too. 

    Both Sara and Crystal seem to be taking the revelation in stride and in the coming weeks they will be exploring what it means to be void witches. Firaxil has a point. Now he and Crystal know who they are and the Arronfelds can't take that away from them. Very nice of course. =) What will they discover in the void? They'll be coming back changed, I can guarantee that. How? We shall see!

     Poor Crystal, though. She had to deal with some serious body image issues when she was growing up. She developed early thanks to the serum from her mother and puberty was kind to her. The adults in her life were less than kind as we'll see soon. Jed leering at her and Ruby calling her names did not help her. She couldn't help looking very attractive. Part of her hangups still linger in the form of confidence and sexual abuse didn't help either. It's no wonder she is still in therapy. Luckily, Marcus is there to help her and it has been helpful. Firaxil has also helped. Both women have had to deal with a lot and they will be coming out of this changed. 

    Her nightmares, though, are another issue that will be resolved in time. How, exactly remains to be seen. Seeing images of Cody in her head is never a good thing and Marcus plans on undoing everything he ever did to her. It'll take time, patience and understanding. We'll be seeing how that develops in future comics.

See ya next time!

Saturday, October 2, 2021

Starbolts #551: That Old Void Magic




    This week we begin a new storyline and it starts with a look into the backstory of Cecilia Rivera. You might remember her from a few stories ago where she was Sara and Crystal's primary caretaker when they were little.  See Starbolts #450 and Starbolts #451 for details. She was under the employ of Elizabeth King and was instrumental in saving Sara's life. Cecelia was then tossed into a mental hospital and was forgotten until Crystal and Sara freed her many years later. Now the truth is out. Cece was a witch all along!

    Everything makes sense now, right? She had no family. No one knew she was in the asylum and thanks to Zarantha her mind was zapped. This caused Cece to not remember who she was. Poor Cece. She lost her people. She lost her memories. Everything. We need to make it up to her!

    Don't worry. Sam and I will! The next few comics will have Sara and Crystal exploring what it means to be void witches. Next comic will actually have an in depth look at how void magic effected Crystal more than it effected her sister. Both will be changed for the better once this arc is done with! Trust me!

It's a shame Marcus and Crystal were interrupted in the shower. More on that next week. 

See ya next time!