An online comic about Ace. A young geek that's too nice for his own good. All he wants is a regular life and a regular girlfriend. But he knows that isn't going to happen. – CGI – Adult situations. Artistic nudity. Not suitable for children or Fundies.
Iola: This young man of yours sounds like an interesting fellow. I think you can relax about him. If he's still walking the Earth, then this Mami Wata has gotten what she wants of him. But I'm afraid you aren't going to be able to go back to him or what you were before. I don't know if she sent you here because she wants me to see to your education, or if it is simply just about as far away as she could send you, but I won't risk her ire. For that matter you'd be hard pressed finding any entity willing to cross an Astral like a Mami Wata. No matter what I don't suggest you take leaving here lightly.
Spooky: So you're not one of these Astrals?
Iola: Not even close. That takes having a lot of worshipers, and if you lose them... Well, that's how the ones that call themselves gods die. I'd just as soon stay material, like you. Even if I have to pretend to age and periodically start a new identity. That is if I don't want to live in a sea cave.
Cleo: So we can change our apparent age and looks?
Iola: That has to be learned. As does changing to our aquatic form, or not changing, at will. Which is another reason you can't leave any time soon. Once you're over deep enough water, the instinct to change is hard to resist. But you'll find that simple enchantments come naturally. Just be careful to not draw too much attention to yourselves.
Cleo: Yeah, we wouldn't want to end up in some lab.
Iola: That's not really a danger. It's a small mind that would do that, and those are easy prey to our wiles. Some legends hold that eating mermaid flesh grants immortality. If the wrong people find out that you exist, you could end up on a spit.