Comic 265 - Miserable

17th Nov 2014, 9:00 PM in Chapter Four
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265 - Miserable
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rufiangel 17th Nov 2014, 9:00 PM edit delete
I was (and still kind of am) really sick after the trip, but whew! Made it!

I know it's hard to keep track when I update only a few times a week, so if you want some hints to pick up everything on this page: this page, this page and finally this page should help out. :)


Prayformercy 17th Nov 2014, 10:47 PM edit delete reply
Dont worry about it, rather has 1 strip late because you arent feeling well then you pushing yourself and end up having to take a week off because of it. Take it easy and get well soon! Also disappointed by a distinct lack of caffeine infused nemi in this strip. :D
rufiangel 18th Nov 2014, 9:48 PM edit delete reply
Aww, thank you for your kind words!! I'm on the road to recovery :D

Sorry by the lack of Nemi XD; chapter four was really her chapter though, in many ways!
mjkj 17th Nov 2014, 10:57 PM edit delete reply
Awwww, get well soon...

Hmmm, why is he sick, and what does he have?

rufiangel 18th Nov 2014, 9:49 PM edit delete reply
Thank you! :D I feel better already~!

Judging by most of the responses in the comments I feel like he must have Jerk-itis or something. XD;;;
mjkj 19th Nov 2014, 4:00 AM edit delete reply
That might be true - it seems like a madness. I hope it is not contagious... or the other one (Seth?) might have gotten it by now.

Hmmm... those bracelets look like the one Cain had...

rufiangel 19th Nov 2014, 10:28 AM edit delete reply
Wait, wait - Cain had bracelets? XD;; Where?
mjkj 19th Nov 2014, 2:46 PM edit delete reply
Well, he wears it as chains now. :D

...and no, I can not remember if he actually did - I was extrapolating from what he said...
Seabiscuit 17th Nov 2014, 11:21 PM edit delete reply
Pfft, just die ya jerk! (I mean Abel, not you Rufi! Feel better now!D:)

Hmph. I hope cursing Cain made him sick!
rufiangel 18th Nov 2014, 9:51 PM edit delete reply
XDDD Thank you seabiscuit! I am feeling a lot better now :D

Gosh, I'm not sure if it's because I presented Abel in such a hateful way, or if it's because people support Cain... Abel's getting a lot of fist-shaking! XD;;
Headgamer 19th Nov 2014, 9:15 AM edit delete reply
Something about him torturing and curing our one of our most favorite characters.
rufiangel 19th Nov 2014, 10:29 AM edit delete reply
I know you meant torturing and cursing, not curing, but wow, somehow that typo makes for an even scarier scenario. XD;;;
Zor15 17th Nov 2014, 11:28 PM edit delete reply
Get well soon. I wonder what that bracelet on Abel's wrist means...(If it means anything).
rufiangel 18th Nov 2014, 9:52 PM edit delete reply
Thank you! :)

This strip should help out - but if you don't mind me spelling it out for you, Abel and Ren have Allegiance Accessories, the same way Michael and Jinn did. In other words, it means they are probably Good Friends.
Outlaw 18th Nov 2014, 12:24 AM edit delete reply
Abel will be getting NO sympathy from me. Just sayin'.
rufiangel 18th Nov 2014, 9:53 PM edit delete reply
Oh my. XD;;; Abel, everyone's spitting at you even when you're looking so helpless on the floor - even the super nice readers like Outlaw!

I either did something right or something very wrong here. XD;;;;
HeSerpenty 18th Nov 2014, 1:12 AM edit delete reply
OOooOoooo sooo curioouuss. Does Abel's "condition" have something to do with whatever Cain did?
E..GADS I really wanna know why Cain hated him so much in the first place! You know what? All of this is the parents fault-- what were they thinkng naming their sons Cain and Abel? -___-; (DUH) lol
rufiangel 18th Nov 2014, 9:55 PM edit delete reply
Ehehehehe Serpy XD
The answer to that first question is: kindasortanotreallymaybe? XD;;;
The answer to the second question is:
They didn't put too much thought into it, probably. Ahahaha XD;;;;
Headgamer 19th Nov 2014, 9:17 AM edit delete reply
"You know what? All of this is the parents fault-- what were they thinkng naming their sons Cain and Abel? -___-; (DUH) lol"

I KNOW RIGHT! Total there fault and not Cain's.
HeSerpenty 19th Nov 2014, 2:51 PM edit delete reply
LOL... I was reading ur comment and at first I was like.. "DANG this person things a lot like I do!! :D"
and then I realized you were quoting me XDD. *shakes head at self humorously*

TOTALLY their fault! *gives Cain a cookie. Flogs the parents*
Crestlinger 18th Nov 2014, 5:17 AM edit delete reply
Matching Bracelets on a Cain look-alike? Freud would be Very interested in this one.
rufiangel 18th Nov 2014, 9:56 PM edit delete reply
Hehehe, I'd like to see that analysis!

Though Ren and Cain, if you compare them feature by feature, don't really look alike. It's just the altogether feeling that's similar. ;)
Lukkai 18th Nov 2014, 5:40 AM edit delete reply
Hm... He DOES look a bit like Cain.

But I wonder about the nature and cause for Abel condition as well.

Also: Take care and get better! Just went through a phase of a not so bad but persistent cold myself. No fun at all.
rufiangel 18th Nov 2014, 10:02 PM edit delete reply
Thank you! Gosh, I think I go through those every so often myself, and then I think something stupid like 'man I wish I could just get super sick for like one day instead of seven blah days' and then I get super sick and then I'm like 'MAKE IT STOP' -.-

*koff* Anywayyy...

The only established hint I can throw out is that Abel wasn't always like this. He seems pretty sprightly here, in a memory when the brothers were younger, sooo...

And I guess there is this sketch I drew for one of the threads in the CF forum:

Make of these hints as you will :D
Lukkai 19th Nov 2014, 7:45 AM edit delete reply
Oh dear, that sketch is lovely! :D

But yes, he seemed very sprightly in the linked flashback. Also quite full of energy in the torture ones, though that might have been just the hate helping him along.
rufiangel 19th Nov 2014, 10:31 AM edit delete reply
Hehe, danke :D

Oh, that's right... he did seem pretty full of energy there too eh? I forgot about those. Yes, I'll include those scenes in my 'list of sprightly Abel' ones. XD;
Headgamer 18th Nov 2014, 6:01 AM edit delete reply
He dose look quite simmiler. Brown hair that's abit shorter, but his face looks very much like Cain's. Lol, I wonder if that's Cain's replacement.
rufiangel 18th Nov 2014, 10:03 PM edit delete reply
I'll admit, the hair wasn't supposed to look that brown. XD;; It's the red lighting! Hopefully will become clearer in future strips but Ren has very dark hair.

And hmm, Cain's replacement? What an interesting statement... we'll see... ;)
Headgamer 19th Nov 2014, 9:12 AM edit delete reply
Honestly, my fist thought was 'clone' but idk if that'd be too crazy. Then again, if you can raze someone from the dead with one of those brackets maybe you can clone someone with strong enough magic...
KAM 18th Nov 2014, 8:18 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel 18th Nov 2014, 10:05 PM edit delete reply
Pondering cat is pondering....
prayformercy 19th Nov 2014, 12:08 AM edit delete reply
basically everytime we ve seen Abel, hes had a super sadistic and crazy look on his face over trying to cause cain pain, not to mention he had people killed just so that they couldnt break his curse. Everything weve seen and heard about em so far essentially paints him as evil/unkind in some way. Not to mention the fact that Cain, someone who isnt even willing to kill a couple cocos to get his coat back attempted to MURDER abel, someone who he had an allegiance accessory with . Probably was a reason for it. So yea, no sympathy. In fact i hope he gets a cold from sitting on the floor in addition to w/e he has going on.
Lukkai 19th Nov 2014, 7:48 AM edit delete reply
Playing a bit devil's advocate here. But how do we know that Cain has always been like this? For all we know that set of mind might be the result of his past actions (leading to the death of his parents according to him). And he might have been a far darker person before.
While Abel on the other hand might have been a happy go lucky and friendly younger brother until Cain tried to kill him. Something that quite easily could have sent him over the edge. At least when it comes to anything relating his brother.
Headgamer 19th Nov 2014, 9:20 AM edit delete reply
Part of me is afraid Cain is really the villein and as soon as the curse is gone he'll go crazy or something. o_o
prayformercy 19th Nov 2014, 10:08 AM edit delete reply
Short answer for you is we dont know, your side is entirely possible until we know more. i just feel like rooting for cain atm :D