So this is something completely new… a comic. Or something like that.
After having been finally persuaded by another source to do a comic adaptation of TAAOF, I found myself wanting to draw something. So I drew the first ever Adventure. Here’s how it turned out.
(You’re gonna need to hit the jump to read the whole comic if you’re reading this post from the front page, ’cause it’s got a height pixel count approaching that of longcat.)
Minor Edits: Flak
Once upon a time, though not so long ago, and actually so very recent that it may very well be happening at this very moment, there lived a young man named Flak. His real name was Michael Pruess, at least as far as English characters are concerned, but he called himself Flak, and many other people called him Flak as well. After all, why go by the name Mike when you can be Flak instead? Flak certainly saw no reason to do so, and so continued to operate under that moniker.
Flak vs. Them Who Spoke Much of Nothing
As is the way with young men who are not fabulously wealthy, fabulously impoverished, or fabulously intelligent, Flak attended high school.
Though he was not fabulously intelligent, he was intelligent enough to attend Advanced Placement classes.
Unfortunately for Flak, while he spent many of his classes around those of comparable intellect…
… there was still the matter of going from class to class.
It was in these dark hallways between realities (and between Home Ec and Shop class) that Them Who Spoke Much Of Nothing dwelled, those strange and alien creatures whom had nothing to say, but spoke incessantly while their fellows also spoke.
Though these beings had ears, it was unlikely that they functioned in any way that humans could understand.
(Some of Them Who Spoke Much Of Nothing are so horrible to behold, the artist has replaced them with Dango Daikazoku. We apologize for this trespass into censorship.)
Flak always did his best to avoid these entities that dwelled between the realities of class, but one day Fate dealt him a cruel hand. While on his way from AP Physics to AP History, Flak was distracted by thoughts of Loliyuri Ice Cream and Gem Hunter…
And he accidentally walked into one of Them Who Spoke Much Of Nothing.
The impact knocked Flak to the ground, since Them Who Spoke Much Of Nothing are beings with physical size larger than that of most humans.
Flak was swiftly surrounded.
Needless to say, Flak was concerned for both his mental and physical safety.
Being an intellectual creature, Flak relied much on his mind to go about his life. Them Who Spoke Much Of Nothing were known to drain intelligence in a manner similar to that of osmosis.
Furthermore, Them Who Spoke Much Of Nothing were notorious for acts of random violence.
Flak preferred to avoid any injury whenever possible, since he had the misfortune of being very talented at bleeding.
Speaking their incoherent, mind-shattering gibberish, Them Who Spoke Much Of Nothing closed in on Flak.
He was beginning to lose hope when suddenly he remembered that he knew exactly how to get himself out of such a predicament…
… and promptly melted each of their heads with his mighty heat vision.
Now, it should be noted that most people never encounter heat vision in all their lives, and from the looks on their faces Flak could tell that his now impressive audience were just such people.
Seeking to avoid any altercations with the now terrified student body, Flak feigned illness and was promptly returned home, where he spent the rest of his day watching parodies of the third season of Digimon.