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Poolside - Chapter Five Part 2

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Published: June 20, 2015
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More than 4 months ago I began the most extensive work I had ever attempted.  Now, 867 frames later I have finally completed my interpretation of the classic story by Louder.  I have taken some liberties to be sure, and I hope that I have not tainted the spirit of this great tale.  I thank Mr. Louder for allowing me to do it.  I thank the readers for their patience.  I thank theafromshield.deviantart.com/ for suggesting I use her likeness.  I have enjoyed doing this story more than any others I have done.  Contains male and female AR and AP.  There is an animation that can be seen if you download the story (not just view it in the browser).

Vimeo version:  vimeo.com/131317227

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I AM ENJOYING THE VIDEOS THAT YOU HAVE POSTED AND I LIKE THEM KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK AND HOW WOULD YOU PUT ME IN ONE OF YOUR VIDEOS AND WHAT DO I NEED TO DO AND GET BACK WITH ME AND LET ME KNOW WHAT INFO YOU NEED FOR YOUR VIDEOS
THANKS 

MICHAEL BOWEN
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I'm not really into putting people in my comics ...I've only done that for Thea.
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what would you think about me being in your comic and would you thunk sbout doing it for me

your friend
michael bowen
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Well, what would your role be?
michaelbowen4's avatar
well i don,t know do you have any ides i guess it could be from the dukes of hazzard what do you think about that does that have a good role? want to be my friend is that ok with you 

your friend love 

michael bowen
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Hahaha...dukes of hazard?! Hahaha.....
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do you have any thing in mind and what would you do?
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Not at the moment.
typewriter17's avatar
Thea is a babe.  Nice wrap up to one of your best stories so far.  I don't say "best stories ever" because you just keep getting better and better.  Even your little sidebar stories and pleas for subscribing to you on Patreon are imminently readable.  BTW, your ad posted on Youtube got me to join Patreon for the first time ever, and now Deviant Art.  Excellent work!
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Thea's the greatest.  Have you read any of her Sims stories?  Pretty cool stuff!  She wanted to be in one of my stories.  I couldn't say no.  I 'm glad you found me and are a Patron.  I don't know how many Youtubers make it over here, but there are some.

The sidebars are personal favorites of mine, because I get to be in the story and interact with the characters.  They all have unique personalities.
SickChase's avatar
That was so awesome!
Jim looked cute in his little onesie! lol
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Thanks!  Took me a while to even find a good onesie.
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Yeah, it's adorable. :)
rphb's avatar
While magic is fun, I like them to be consistent with most known laws of physic, especially the laws of thermodynamic.
So with this question, imagine that there was a way to restore the youth to an old person, but that required that one stole the youth of a young person, and because of the loss of energy one would have to steel three times as much youth as the old person would gain.

So imagineing that thou had such power, would thou be willing to steal the life of three children, basically killing them, in order to restore thy own youth? Or would such vampirism be against thy moral code and thou would instead choose to die naturally. Imagine that thou could commit the crime with impunity.
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Wow.  Pretty dark there.  I've always been freaked out by that sort of thing.  At a very early age I saw twilight zone, the queen of the Nile episode, where the woman kept her youth by stealing it from people.  Turned a guy into an old man, then a skeleton, then dust.  It gave me nightmares for years.  I get where you're coming from.  I could write something like that but it would scare me shitless!
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I don't understand the term "I get where you're coming from". I cannot see how my country of origin have anything to do with my point. Is it because English is my second language and thou can see it in my writting?
Anyway yes, this comic violates the rules of thermodynamic as the people get something for nothing. A real youth potion would have to be fuelled by something. The common way to stay alive forever is by making copies of thyself, though something called mitosis . A less common but more effective way to stay alive forever is by combining thy own sourcecodes with another thereby allowing an easier improvements and more variety. This process is called sexual reproduction.
But age is a choice not a necessity, certain species among them are starfish have chosen to not age making them at least biological immortal. As long as they get the necessary nutrients they can stay alive indefinitely, and they can reproduce both through mitosis like Sheldon Cooper www.youtube.com/watch?v=mx8itz…, as a chopped off leg will grow into a new starfish, and though sexual reproduction.
Making starfish an extremely resilient species.
Imagine if humans were like that.

If someone chopped of thy arm, thou would just grow a new one, and from the chopped out arm, if we allowed it, a clone of thee would grow out. And though would physically remain 21 when thou reached that age for as long as thou would be alive, which could be a really long time as thou would be able to heal any wound that weren't fatal as long as thou got enough food and water. Imagine a being like that. Then think that there already are beings like that on Earth.
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Ah.  "I get where you're coming from" is an idiom, meaning "I understand what you're saying."

Anyway, the comic violates numerous rules mainly because it is fantasy.  Fantasy doesn't have any rules.  There are no real youth potions.  You can't make a logical argument about what should be in it because they don't exist.  In this story, the age regression happens as a result of magic, which also doesn't exist and as such follows no rules except for the ones the author sets for it.

Now, if I do a comic based on a scientific treatise for the age regression I would have to try to follow certain thermodynamic rules.  Most of my comics are magic based ...witches, genies, faeries.
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First I disagree
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Second as I said, fantasy have lots of rules they are just different from ours.
1) A coyote always falls faster then a heavy object such as a rock or an anvil
2) A coyote can walk on air, but only for as long as he is not aware that he is walking on air, the moment he realises that he have no grown under his feet he is forced to fall down.
3) A roadrunner can run though a painting, but a coyote cannot.
though can read more about them here  funnies.paco.to/cartoon.html.
what I called 3) and which is officially Cartoon Law VII is not as inconsistent as it sounds, as it all have to do with perception. The one that makes a painting of a tunnel knows that it is a painting and therefore cannot pass thought it, but other characters that does not have this knowledge is not constrained by that limitation.

Magic is a form of energy, it needs a source, as as a purple equine ones said: "magic is something you study and practice. It only happens when you decide to do it. It's meant to make something specific that you want to happen happen"
The source of magic can be either internal or external. And if it is external it can be either normal (where that is available) dark and vampyric (which may or may not be the same thing. Take Dragon Age, where we have normal magic and blood magic (magic fuelled by life force, either ones own or others). In D&D we have normal (source: The weave) internal (psyonic) and Dark (the shadow weave). Best example.
Normal: Elminster (a Merlin wannabe)
Dark: Neverwinter night 2, the king of shadows.
Internal: Kimmuriel Oblodra, Jarlaxle 's lieutenant that betrayed him in "Servant of the shard". Crenshinibon's destruction is my favourite scene. Kimmuriel have just enslaved a mindslayer and sees Jarlaxle running towards him down a tunnel.
He looks at him smugly and say, "Have you met my new friend" Indicating the mindslayer.
Jarlaxle who does not stop running say: "Indeed, have you met mine"
Looking down the direction Jarlaxle came from Kimmuriel sees the head of an ancient red dragon just as it is about to breath fire on him.
Then he says "Oh shi-" (his sentence is cut off.
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You're allowed to disagree.  I'm allowed to set the rules for my stories because I am the author.  They are what they are.  I don't have to justify them.  If you don't like them, don't read them.
rphb's avatar
As I said, it is about consistency.
I was trying to come with constructive criticism to help thee become better. But if thou don't want to hear it suit theeself.
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It's not really that constructive.  My stories only really have to be consistent with each other, not with the stories of others or the outside world.  I   have created my own reality in which my stories occur.  It's like saying Marvel Comics stories have to follow the rules of DC Comics, both of which have to follow the rules of Looney Tunes.  It's not the case that just because my stories advance different rules than those you have adopted that my stories are wrong and your rules are right.

When reading fiction, there is such a thing as the "suspension of disbelief."  To read my stories and to enjoy them, you have to suspend disbelief, not look for reasons why what I'm writing about can't occur.
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Caffinicus's avatar
Excellent story!  Ironically, the regression I liked the most was Sally's second, which of course was created for this version.  The mental slip back to childhood was fairly subtle and very well done.  Your solution to the whole situation made a lot of sense, I just wish there was a way for Sally to remain 10, maybe as punishment for having made fun of Gretchen earlier, or maybe she just decided she liked it after all.  Then she and Thea could go to school together!
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Thank you!  Man, keeping Sally regressed because she teased Gretchen?  Pretty harsh punishment!  Yeah, I could have kept her young, she was really cute as a kid, but I didn't think it fit in the storyline given her earlier decision.

Glad you liked it!
sometimesworks's avatar
Great ending !  the only thing that surprised me was that Jenny didn't decide to stay around her daughter's original age [same with Katie - she'd still be an adult] especially since Jenny's now raising an infant in her 40's  , and her original gripe that all her friends were older no longer applies thanks to Ms. Snow getting them to the ages they wanted to be  - it was great to see Jim's buddy actually came out ahead ! he got to be the same age as his wife [whew!] , and it looks like after those two girls at the end use the cream, a certain infant will be able to have a potential girlfriend or two when he's older, and hopefully learned his lesson ! 
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