Comic 376 - Your fear won't fade

21st Sep 2015, 2:50 PM in Chapter Six
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376 - Your fear won't fade
Average Rating: 5 (13 votes)

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rufiangel 21st Sep 2015, 2:50 PM edit delete

Happy Monday! <3 I hope you guys are having a great start to your week so far! :3

The first three panels were influenced by '3-gatsu no Lion', a manga by Umino Chica about a boy who plays shogi. It's amazing, heartbreaking and beautiful and I just wanted to make a note that I am paying homage to the intense feels from the scene in chapter 21 with this page. :)

Cain is referring to this conversation he had with Kylie. Wow, it's been almost a year since that strip... but for the party it hasn't been a year, alright? XDDD


By the way, there are four days left for the donation campaign my sister has been running for Kurumi, a kitty my sister rescued. If you check out the Facebook page, you can see videos of Kurumi slowly recovering use of her legs as she goes through rehab. If you care to pitch in just a wee bit, I'm sure my sister would greatly appreciate it. Thank you! :)

Okay, enough from me. See you guys on Wednesday! X3



TheD-Wrek 21st Sep 2015, 2:56 PM edit delete reply
Emo Cain jokes aside, I love the way this page looks. The textures in those 5 panels really gives it some extra oomph. I feel like I'm looking at some screenshots from an anime. X)

Great work, Ruuf! :D
rufiangel 23rd Sep 2015, 11:57 AM edit delete reply
Awww, thanks D! X3 I realise after you said that I used a couple of filter effects that are generally used when making fake animu screenshots... XD;; that's probably why!

Thanks so much for always being so encouraging bruh <3 *fist bump*
kelverse 21st Sep 2015, 3:39 PM edit delete reply
Goodness this page is gorgeous!

No Cain please don't cry ;n;
rufiangel 23rd Sep 2015, 11:58 AM edit delete reply
Thankyew Rinkel ;3;* <33

It was quite cathartic for him don't worry :')
keiiii 21st Sep 2015, 3:40 PM edit delete reply
Ooo, lovely use of visual effects to enhance storytelling! And Kylie's response is beautifully curt yet emotional.
rufiangel 23rd Sep 2015, 12:00 PM edit delete reply
keiiii! ♥ :D

Thank you!! ;3;* I was pretty experimental with this page since I was trying to avoid pure talking heads XD;; I'm really happy the result works somewhat! ;3;*
Outlaw 21st Sep 2015, 4:59 PM edit delete reply
Cain drops a drama bomb... but how will Kylie react?

Excellent page, as per the usual, my friend. Thanks for updating!
rufiangel 23rd Sep 2015, 12:13 PM edit delete reply
Kylie is pretty tired, so... XD

Thank *you* Outlaw for always being so encouraging!! <3 :D *hug* <3
Matt Knab 21st Sep 2015, 5:09 PM edit delete reply
Matt Knab
Thank you, Cain! Looks like his healing skills include mental trauma!
Chris the Blue 21st Sep 2015, 10:47 PM edit delete reply
Chris the Blue
Sounds a little like Deadpool.
Opps, never mind, I misread that.
rufiangel 23rd Sep 2015, 12:14 PM edit delete reply
I am sad I don't know about Deadpool enough to get this :<
Matt Knab 23rd Sep 2015, 4:28 PM edit delete reply
Matt Knab
I think Deadpool would only heal through *inflicting* mental trauma. XD
Lukkai 24th Sep 2015, 6:14 AM edit delete reply
That's his standard method, yes.
rufiangel 23rd Sep 2015, 12:14 PM edit delete reply
:D Maybe!! At least, he's trying~ X3
mjkj 21st Sep 2015, 5:12 PM edit delete reply
Wow, so much insight...

Cain you surprise me =D

...and that is the right talk that Kylie needs...

rufiangel 23rd Sep 2015, 12:15 PM edit delete reply
:) Cain is a complicated person~

And Kylie's a tough cookie XD but you're probably right!
Jarvi 21st Sep 2015, 5:16 PM edit delete reply
She needed him more than she ever realized x)
rufiangel 23rd Sep 2015, 12:15 PM edit delete reply
Ahahahaha XD <3
We all need someone to tell us to buck up every now and then XD <3
MST3KFan 21st Sep 2015, 6:34 PM edit delete reply
Kylie knows Cain is right and it bugs her so.
rufiangel 23rd Sep 2015, 12:16 PM edit delete reply
XD Vexing though that might be~~ lolol!
Headgamer 21st Sep 2015, 8:14 PM edit delete reply
If that doesn't get through to her nothing will.
rufiangel 23rd Sep 2015, 12:16 PM edit delete reply
I suppose if it doesn't, he could just talk for around 20 more pages and then she'd fall asleep (alongside the readers) from sheer boredom. XD
Seabiscuit 21st Sep 2015, 9:56 PM edit delete reply
Awww man the sight of Cain crying is so...;~;
Wow that panel with Kylies mom is awesome!! The half blurry, half not, stuff, that's such a cool effect!
rufiangel 23rd Sep 2015, 12:17 PM edit delete reply
X3 thankyew seamuffin <3 I'm glad to know that panel came across the way it was meant to!

And thankyew for affirming the blurred-mama-thingy, I was experimenting around with this page in order to avoid talking-heads and I'm glad it works! X3
Lukkai 22nd Sep 2015, 5:56 AM edit delete reply
Hm... Only anime about shogi I've ever come across was Shion no Ou.

I really like that one though.
rufiangel 23rd Sep 2015, 12:18 PM edit delete reply
I started reading that manga but stopped for some reason; I went back and started reading it again. X3 Shion so cute~ ahaha <3
Lukkai 22nd Sep 2015, 5:57 AM edit delete reply
Oh, I forgot: Great job with those two memory panels at the bottom!

And now I wonder what Kylie will follow up with. I can see several directions she might go at this point.
rufiangel 23rd Sep 2015, 12:20 PM edit delete reply
Thank you Lukkai! :D <3 Very glad to know it works, since I was definitely being experimental there X3

I think if we keep in mind that Kylie is tired, we might guess what's coming. :'D
Crestlinger 22nd Sep 2015, 6:39 AM edit delete reply
Panel 2: 'Hurry up! I have to PEEEE!' Why Cain has Issues going to the bathroom by himself, fits with the text and explains the 'Unspeakable Things' a while back.
rufiangel 23rd Sep 2015, 12:20 PM edit delete reply
Oh boy XDDD lolol Crestlinger!
Digi5 22nd Sep 2015, 6:58 AM edit delete reply
Apart from what everone else has already expressed so eloquently (that includes those in the comic and those reading the comic) ... when you said you wanted to pay homage to a manga that's amazing, heartbreaking and beautiful, and with intense feels, that reminded me of a Korean webtoon called Trace. :)
rufiangel 23rd Sep 2015, 12:21 PM edit delete reply
Oooh, I haven't read that one before/yet. :D I haven't read webtoons in a while... they get so addictive I try to only do it when I know I've got the whole day to spare! XD
Digi5 23rd Sep 2015, 9:29 PM edit delete reply
That is very wise. ...Comics in general can be addictive (even BOOKS can be).
Slim Kittens 22nd Sep 2015, 10:18 AM edit delete reply
Slim Kittens
Cain: "But no matter how much time passed, nothing changed...but the world around me. And when I finally let the.....Kylie??"
Kylie: "zzzzzzzzzz..."
rufiangel 23rd Sep 2015, 12:21 PM edit delete reply

Mission accomplished!!! LOL
CiciEnixa 22nd Sep 2015, 5:29 PM edit delete reply
Ah, so much pain and anguish ;_; Cain, your agony is too beautiful and also sad I'm sorry! But... at least his emoness is piercing through Kylie's, right? Everything will be kinda better again?

I love the mom transition thingies btw <3 Kylie mom is creepy sad.
rufiangel 23rd Sep 2015, 12:22 PM edit delete reply

'Beautiful agony'? XDDD I guess that's FD2R in a nutshell... ;D

Sometimes you gotta let the poison bleed out, first. ;)

And thankyew <3 yay, hearing good stuff about the mama-transition makes me happy :D <333
Spelledeg 22nd Sep 2015, 11:54 PM edit delete reply
Oh mannn. Cain ;-; andddd Kylie. You poor hurting babies. I love the use of effects on this page as well as the content. Dang. This is heavy stuff. The question now is will Kylie give in, or will she try to run...
rufiangel 23rd Sep 2015, 12:23 PM edit delete reply
Thankyew Spellu <3 ;3;* I appreciate it! It's always good to know when things are working the way I hope XD; <33

And yeah, if Kylie tries to run, Michael will throw her back in XDDD LOL (I kid... maybe)