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Anonymous 15/12/03(Thu)05:58 No. 24341
24341

File 144911868454.jpg - (1.37MB , 940x1492 , Whetstone_Prologue_Cover_Tapastic.jpg )

First 4 pages of the webcomic Whetstone!!!


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Anonymous 15/12/03(Thu)10:56 No. 24343

Looks like some feminazi bullshit m8


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Anonymous 15/12/03(Thu)17:34 No. 24345

How exactly does this look like feminazi bullshit???


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Anonymous 15/12/03(Thu)22:53 No. 24346

>>24345
Some chick is killing guys, looks like every feminazi's wet dream.

I dunno I don't understand the premise from these pages, the woman seems unpleasant and is killing apparently indescriminantly. Looks like feminism to me lol.


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Anonymous 15/12/03(Thu)23:50 No. 24348

>>24346

you're a retard


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Anonymous 15/12/04(Fri)00:32 No. 24349

>>24348
That guy is not even the same poster, kek.

But I agree with everything he says.


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Anonymous 15/12/05(Sat)02:52 No. 24350

Aw come on.
I like Visceral better cuz it makes more sense.

I got too many questions about what's preventing people from making their own bullets and why energy weapons aren't being used if it's the future.

I'm talking like, tazers, gauss guns, sound guns, all that good stuff.

But maybe you'll explain it later. Ultimately I'm just not as interested in this one.


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Jessica 15/12/05(Sat)04:44 No. 24353

>>24350
I am glad to hear you like Visceral! I didn't even realize the thread was still alive. Thank you for reminding me to finish posting the prologue of that! Anyway, the writer of Whetstone commissioned me to do the art. Your curiosity about electric tech will be answered in the beginning of Chapter 1. ;)


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Anonymous 15/12/05(Sat)06:10 No. 24354

By the way, the whoe bullet monologue is fucking cringeworthy.


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Anonymous 15/12/05(Sat)07:19 No. 24355

>>24353
Oh aight that's cool.

I didn't know it was a commission. Or that someone else was writing it. My fault for not enlarging the title page thumbnail.

But yeah hard sci-fi is kinda my thing. I'll keep an eye on it to see the comic pan out.

So far that dialog though. Damn. Nobody monologues like that. The only people I meet who monologue are crazy people and not even crazy people monologue like that.

Crazy dude I met at the bar last night monologued about how black R&B artists don't get paid enough. Crazy chick in the woods monologued about how kids don't appreciate her despite how much she cares about them. Crazy dude in the woods monologued about how everyone's out to get him (he's one of the smartest people I know, irreversibly paranoid though). Crazy Mexican dude monologued to me about driving his family to New York or something, far as I could comprehend.

See a crazy monologue is more subtle. Down to Earth. Hints of paranoia. Sometimes a lot of paranoia. Not the romantic stuff we got going in the comic right now. Hopefully the writer can improve the dialog.


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Jessica 15/12/05(Sat)18:05 No. 24356

>>24355
Thanks for the input! Helpful critiques are always welcome. All I can say for now is yes Tavia is crazy, broken and grief stricken. You will understand why in Chapter 1. The prologue takes place near the end of the story, much like the start of Kill Bill. This is a speech she had written beforehand to emotionally fuck with her target.

Here is the summary of the story from our Tapastic page:

"It’s the year 2052. DarkSky, the world’s largest technological conglomerate, has spent hundreds of billions developing a radical new spacecraft engine codenamed “Wavehit”.

The world will soon be sailing amongst the stars...for a moderate price, of course.

There’s only one problem: the technology has been leaked. Something must be done to salvage the company’s profits, and DarkSky’s executives have come up with the perfect solution.

Amidst a society in freefall, a heroine will emerge. Guided by a secretive assassin named Tilly, a plan for vengeance is born… "

Again, thank you for your input! :)


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Jessica 15/12/09(Wed)17:28 No. 24362
24362

File 144967848139.jpg - (1.16MB , 940x1501 , Whetstone_Prologue_Page05_Tapastic.jpg )


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Anonymous 15/12/15(Tue)18:39 No. 24363


>>24362
After seeing this page I thought it would be helpful to quickly demonstrate better values for the scene, mainly the last panel. You drew a nice background and washed it out with a grey haze, with some time spent on color correction and tone values you work can pop more.

The layer setup there shows a little, your base image just auto colored in photoshop, then reduced to 92% and merged over the original image for super quick color correction, then duplicate that, Gaussian blur to remove detail, then color burn to 54% and a mask layer to remove the burn on the characters you want to stand out in the scene.


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Jessica 15/12/16(Wed)17:26 No. 24369
24369

File 145028319470.jpg - (1.05MB , 940x1509 , Whetstone_Prologue_Page06_Tapastic.jpg )


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Jessica 15/12/16(Wed)17:30 No. 24370

>>24363
Thanks for the comment, I appreciate it! :)


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Jessica 15/12/23(Wed)19:09 No. 24372
24372

File 145089419413.jpg - (1.16MB , 940x1510 , Whetstone_Prologue_Page07_Tapastic.jpg )

Final page of the prologue. Chapter 1 will begin in February.


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Anonymous 15/12/24(Thu)02:37 No. 24374

>>24372
Your continuity is 'wolfed:
The body on the left has disappeared and reappeared scenes.
The table/body on the right has moved.
Spilt drink has disappeared.
Papers on the floor have moved.
Bullet trajectory doesn't match up with how she was holding it.
Mister scaryface must have been doing the crab dance to get into that position, while changing his boots...

The 'reflections' are shit. Get rid of them.

Lighting and shadows is not your strong point. If you're going to draw shadows look where the shadows are being cast and keep them consistent. Once you notice them the rest of the irregularities become more apparent.


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Anonymous 16/01/22(Fri)16:18 No. 24386

>>24374
Imagine what this person said, but with the best intentions and massaging your heart at the same time.

>>24363
I did this one but I think the colors weren't adjusted very well, it took maybe 10 mins in photoshop. I would encourage you to learn more about photoshop, it can speed up your workflow and with minimal effort improve the final product.
I feel like a dork when I see peeps speedpaint incredible artwork, it's all feasible so keep going. Your output is already admirable big thumbs up.


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Jessica 16/02/04(Thu)01:48 No. 24394
24394

File 145454693458.jpg - (1.22MB , 940x1431 , Whetstone_Chapter1_Cover.jpg )


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Jessica 16/02/04(Thu)01:49 No. 24395
24395

File 145454695421.jpg - (1.10MB , 940x1427 , Whetstone_Chapter1_Page01_Tapastic.jpg )


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Jessica 16/02/04(Thu)02:19 No. 24396
24396

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>>24386

Firstly, I appreciate all of the comments and suggestions you and everyone else has made. I understand despite how a comment is typed, the fact is that you guys took the time out of your day to try and improve the quality of art all around. Secondly, as for the Photoshop workflow, I am quite familiar with Photoshop. I have used it heavily for 5 years getting my Game Art and Design degree and that doesn't count high school or the few years after college. Personally, I don't use digital as much anymore because I don't get as much satisfaction out of the process. I like the tactile nature of physical mediums and take pride in what shows up on the internet looks almost exactly like the original. Be assured, I have listened to what is written here and remind myself to work on the weaknesses my art has. I'm not shooting for perfection but rather the satisfaction while working on this comic for my client. Thank you all for your comments! :D


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Jessica 16/02/10(Wed)18:01 No. 24399
24399

File 145512366263.jpg - (1.03MB , 940x1408 , Whetstone_Chapter1_Page02_Tapastic.jpg )

Chapter 1 Page 2


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Jessica 16/02/17(Wed)18:09 No. 24404
24404

File 145572898836.jpg - (1.16MB , 940x1408 , Whetstone_Chapter1_Page03_Tapastic.jpg )

Chapter 1 Page 3


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Jessica 16/02/24(Wed)18:22 No. 24414
24414

File 145633453611.jpg - (1.34MB , 940x1403 , Whetstone_Chapter1_Page04_Tapastic.jpg )

Chapter 1 Page 4


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Anonymous 16/02/25(Thu)02:58 No. 24415

>>24414
How did that car get in that window? Did it jump? It didn't have a run-up and the tyre marks are perpendicular to the road so there's no way it 'swerved' up there, not to mention that low wall... ground clearance must be extreme on the front end of that thing. Looking at the wall the tyre marks go right to the base of it, like right in the corner, that simply wouldn't happen.

Unless that car has some kind of ridiculously powerful turbo-booster there's no way it accelerated in a straight line, popped a wheelie and launched itself into that window!

Basically, it's stupid.


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Anonymous 16/02/25(Thu)13:33 No. 24416

>>24404
Looks like we have a non-euclidean plane:
Skylights/exit alignment doesn't match internal view
Large horizontal windows don't exist on the outside
Kids window seat (3 forward of last E-exit) would give a view of the wing but does not


Also; armrests are messed up with no consistency between panels:
down up down
up down down
down up down

Credit where it's due though, you matched and mirrored the Halloween decorations on the windows amazingly, well done, still, got to wonder where the 3rd row of smaller window squares is....


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Jessica 16/03/02(Wed)20:33 No. 24444
24444

File 145694718680.jpg - (1.47MB , 940x1408 , Whetstone_Chapter1_Page05_Tapastic.jpg )

Chapter 1 Page 5


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Jessica 16/03/02(Wed)20:33 No. 24445
24445

File 145694721726.jpg - (1.03MB , 940x1409 , Whetstone_Chapter1_Page05_insert_Tapastic.jpg )

Chapter 1 Page 6


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Anonymous 16/03/08(Tue)05:20 No. 24452

>>24445
Wah wah feels, if I wanted to read a book I'd read a book.

As for the car bisecting little miss feels... bull crap, you can clearly see that car poking out the window, so unless that cars a stretch limo or her room is 4ft deep there's no way she's pinned, and given that cars angle she'd have to be 16ft tall to be pinned by it, is she was the height of an average person and maybe (if she's unlucky), it would have hit her in the head...


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Jessica 16/03/09(Wed)18:08 No. 24455
24455

File 145754333689.jpg - (1.17MB , 940x1402 , Whetstone_Chapter1_Page06_Tapastic.jpg )

Chapter 1 Page 7


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Jessica 16/03/16(Wed)17:05 No. 24486
24486

File 145814434871.jpg - (1.09MB , 940x1409 , Whetstone_Chapter1_Page07_Tapastic.jpg )

Chapter 1 Page 8


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Jessica 16/03/23(Wed)18:29 No. 24496
24496

File 145875417495.jpg - (1.12MB , 940x1412 , Whetstone_Chapter1_Page08_Tapastic.jpg )

Chapter 1 Page 9


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Jessica 16/03/30(Wed)19:08 No. 24507
24507

File 145935768691.jpg - (1.19MB , 940x1410 , Whetstone_Chapter1_Page09_Tapastic.jpg )

Chapter 1 Page 10


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Jessica 16/03/30(Wed)19:08 No. 24508
24508

File 145935773745.jpg - (1.06MB , 940x1409 , Whetstone_Chapter1_Page09_insert_Tapastic.jpg )

Chapter 1 Page 11


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Jessica 16/04/06(Wed)18:47 No. 24529
24529

File 145996124288.jpg - (1.00MB , 940x1407 , Whetstone_Chapter1_Page10_Tapastic.jpg )

Chapter 1 Page 12


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Jessica 16/04/14(Thu)02:27 No. 24578
24578

File 146059366429.jpg - (1.12MB , 940x1406 , Whetstone_Chapter1_Page11_Tapastic.jpg )

Chapter 1 Page 13


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Jessica 16/05/18(Wed)17:56 No. 24644
24644

File 146358700737.jpg - (1.11MB , 940x1406 , Whetstone_Chapter1_Page12_Tapastic.jpg )

Chapter 1 Page 14


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Jessica 16/06/01(Wed)17:50 No. 24652
24652

File 146479620457.jpg - (1.17MB , 940x1415 , Whetstone_Chapter1_Page13_Tapastic.jpg )

Chapter 1 Page 15


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Jessica 16/06/15(Wed)20:14 No. 24662
24662

File 146601446118.jpg - (1.09MB , 940x1409 , Whetstone_Chapter1_Page14_Tapastic.jpg )

Chapter 1 Page 16


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Jessica 16/06/29(Wed)19:12 No. 24697
24697

File 146722037914.jpg - (1.09MB , 940x1411 , Whetstone_Chapter1_Page15_Tapastic.jpg )

Chapter 1 Page 17


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Jessica 16/07/13(Wed)18:34 No. 24725
24725

File 146842768856.jpg - (1.03MB , 940x1409 , Whetstone_Chapter1_Page16_Tapastic.jpg )

Chapter 1 Page 18


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New Fan 16/07/14(Thu)22:15 No. 24728

Don't know why, but I'm hooked.
Please continue the story.
It' a great premise.


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Jessica 16/07/18(Mon)17:33 No. 24744

>>24728
Thank you! It means a lot to hear you are enjoying the story! I post new pages every other Wednesday. When Chapter 2 starts, it will be updated weekly! You can also read Whetstone at https://tapastic.com/series/Whetstone


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New Fan 16/07/19(Tue)11:45 No. 24745

Cool, I have a new favorite site. Thank You.


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Jessica 16/07/27(Wed)18:22 No. 24764
24764

File 146963655898.jpg - (1.26MB , 940x1416 , Whetstone_Chapter1_Page17_Tapastic.jpg )

Chapter 1 Page 19


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Jessica 16/08/10(Wed)18:16 No. 24790
24790

File 14708457771.jpg - (1.10MB , 940x1403 , Whetstone_Chapter1_Page18_Tapastic.jpg )

Chapter 1 Page 20


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Jessica 16/08/24(Wed)18:03 No. 24815
24815

File 147205460814.jpg - (1.10MB , 940x1409 , Whetstone_Chapter1_Page19_Tapastic.jpg )

Chapter 1 Page 21


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Jessica 16/09/07(Wed)19:21 No. 24856
24856

File 147326891162.jpg - (0.99MB , 940x1412 , Whetstone_Chapter1_Page20_Tapastic.jpg )

Chapter 1 Page 22


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Jessica 16/09/21(Wed)18:50 No. 24881
24881

File 147447665086.jpg - (1.18MB , 940x1414 , Whetstone_Chapter1_Page21_Tapastic.jpg )

Chapter 1 Page 23


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Jessica 16/09/21(Wed)18:52 No. 24882
24882

File 147447677577.jpg - (1.00MB , 940x1411 , Whetstone_Chapter1_Page22_Tapastic.jpg )

Chapter 1 Page24


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Jessica 16/09/21(Wed)18:53 No. 24883
24883

File 147447681379.jpg - (1.00MB , 940x1414 , Whetstone_Chapter1_Page23_Tapastic.jpg )

Chapter 1 Page 25


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Jessica 16/10/12(Wed)18:57 No. 24925
24925

File 147629147236.jpg - (1.24MB , 2992x1704 , Whetstone_Chapter2_Promo.jpg )

Coming soon! The continuation of the Whetstone series arrives Wednesday, October 26th!
http://tapastic.com/series/Whetstone
http://whitespirestudios.deviantart.com/


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Jessica 16/10/26(Wed)19:50 No. 24958
24958

File 147750424966.jpg - (1.05MB , 940x1413 , Whetstone_Chapter2_Cover_tapastic.jpg )

Chapter 2: A New Suit


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Jessica 16/10/26(Wed)19:51 No. 24959
24959

File 147750429593.jpg - (1.14MB , 940x1409 , Whetstone_Chapter2_Page01_tapastic.jpg )

Chapter 2 Page 1


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Jessica 16/11/02(Wed)18:38 No. 24981
24981

File 147810829351.jpg - (880.33KB , 940x1411 , Whetstone_Chapter2_Page02_tapastic.jpg )

Chapter 2 Page 2


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Jessica 16/11/10(Thu)05:22 No. 25006
25006

File 14787517556.jpg - (1.04MB , 940x1399 , Whetstone_Chapter2_Page03_tapastic.jpg )

Chapter 2 Page 3


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Jessica 16/11/16(Wed)22:32 No. 25025
25025

File 147933196441.jpg - (1.17MB , 940x1402 , Whetstone_Chapter2_Page04_tapastic.jpg )

Chapter 2 Page 4


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Jessica 16/11/29(Tue)01:50 No. 25042
25042

File 14803806568.jpg - (1.02MB , 940x1398 , Whetstone_Chapter2_Page05_tapastic.jpg )

Chapter 2 Page 5


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Jessica 16/11/30(Wed)21:33 No. 25043
25043

File 148053802353.jpg - (1.02MB , 940x1406 , Whetstone_Chapter2_Page06_tapastic.jpg )

Chapter 2 Page 6


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Jessica 16/12/07(Wed)17:52 No. 25044
25044

File 14811295268.jpg - (1.16MB , 940x1412 , Whetstone_Chapter2_Page07_tapastic.jpg )

Chapter 2 Page 7


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Jessica 16/12/15(Thu)00:00 No. 25046
25046

File 148175641037.jpg - (0.97MB , 940x1405 , Whetstone_Chapter2_Page08_tapastic.jpg )

Chapter 2 Page 8


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Jessica 16/12/21(Wed)20:25 No. 25049
25049

File 148234832559.jpg - (935.37KB , 940x1402 , Whetstone_Chapter2_Page09_tapastic.jpg )

Chapter 2 Page 9


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Jessica 17/01/18(Wed)19:33 No. 25064
25064

File 148476442344.jpg - (954.84KB , 940x1414 , Whetstone_Chapter2_Page10_tapastic.jpg )

Chapter 2 Page 10


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Jessica 17/01/25(Wed)19:23 No. 25069
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Chapter 2 Page 11


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Jessica 17/02/01(Wed)19:45 No. 25070
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File 148597475362.jpg - (1.03MB , 940x1410 , Whetstone_Chapter2_Page12_tapastic.jpg )

Chapter 2 Page 12


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Jessica 17/02/15(Wed)19:48 No. 25077
25077

File 148718452817.jpg - (0.99MB , 940x1406 , Whetstone_Chapter2_Page13_tapastic.jpg )

Chapter 2 Page 13


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Jessica 17/03/08(Wed)23:36 No. 25089
25089

File 148901260294.jpg - (1.02MB , 940x1411 , Whetstone_Chapter2_Page14_tapastic.jpg )

Chapter 2 Page 14


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Anonymous 17/04/02(Sun)02:37 No. 25094

too edgy


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Jessica 17/05/31(Wed)19:40 No. 25119
25119

File 149625241560.jpg - (1.12MB , 940x1408 , Whetstone_Chapter2_Page15_tapastic.jpg )

Chapter 2 Page 15


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Jessica 17/06/22(Thu)06:54 No. 25127
25127

File 149810728673.jpg - (1.22MB , 940x1403 , Whetstone_Chapter2_Page16_tapastic.jpg )

Chapter 2 Page 16


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The real world strikes Anonymous 17/11/21(Tue)16:34 No. 25184

I guess the real world raised its ugly head. pity.
love this story. I was hoping to find out where it was going to go.
I'll keep checking the thread to see if you continue.
Thanx for the ride.



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