Comic 521 - Confidence

4th Aug 2017, 11:30 PM in Chapter Eight
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521 - Confidence
Average Rating: 5 (15 votes)

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rufiangel 4th Aug 2017, 11:30 PM edit delete
Hey guys, happy Friday! :) Sorry for the delayed update this week.

I will take next Monday's update off, but the Thursday update next week will be a bit longer than usual so I hope it'll make up for it a bit. ;v;*

Thanks for reading as always <3 (no Friday Flare this time around, sorry :'D)



Headgamer 5th Aug 2017, 12:24 AM edit delete reply
Look like he'll have to carry her. ;)
rufiangel 9th Aug 2017, 4:45 PM edit delete reply
This song just comes to mind with the phrase 'carry' for me XD

And I'd say that's a pretty reasonable deduction of what will happen next :P
mjkj 5th Aug 2017, 12:49 AM edit delete reply
Awwww... poor Nemi... *hugs her*

...and little jinnie there is reverting back to old habits... =S

Thank you for the update, Rufi *hugs*

rufiangel 9th Aug 2017, 4:46 PM edit delete reply
I wasn't aware that Jinn had actually changed any of his spots! :P He's always just being himself, it's Nemi who's perhaps not quite herself right now...
mjkj 9th Aug 2017, 6:19 PM edit delete reply
Well, jinnie stopped being so condescending to Nemi (because of Mike) - and now he started again...

...even in the cell he backed down and explained the Dancer to her...

MizuNoRyuu 5th Aug 2017, 12:51 AM edit delete reply
Darn it for thieves having a lower HP stat. :(

... They also took too many steps without an antidote, the poison knocked out your Pokemon-- er... Nemi. XD
rufiangel 9th Aug 2017, 4:46 PM edit delete reply
Lol, yes, that's pretty much it :'D too bad they didn't have any handy - they'll be prepared for next time, one hopes!
Proxy170 5th Aug 2017, 1:08 AM edit delete reply
This reminds me of Game of Thrones, when Tyrion does something similar...very smart!

And uh oh! Does the poison work like Pokemon where the more steps you take the more HP you lose?? D:
rufiangel 9th Aug 2017, 4:47 PM edit delete reply
I haven't read or watched GoT but I'll keep that reference in mind! ;D Hehehe.

And yes, I think that's probably standard poison fare in any given JRPG as well XD; most poisons stick around after battle, too, so you have to get an antidote or a healer to fix you up...
A. Moose 5th Aug 2017, 1:31 AM edit delete reply
Nitpick: "Criteria" is plural.
rufiangel 9th Aug 2017, 4:48 PM edit delete reply
He is referring to several conditions to be met, though? >_>?
Crestlinger 5th Aug 2017, 1:39 AM edit delete reply
Well There's a twist, she's falling for him.
rufiangel 9th Aug 2017, 4:49 PM edit delete reply
Ba dum KSH XD
Zane 5th Aug 2017, 1:59 AM edit delete reply
Hey rufi do you get paid or anything for making this comic? It sure seems like a lot of effort and work to not have anything come out of it other than your loyal and loving fan base.
Headgamer 5th Aug 2017, 2:15 AM edit delete reply
It sure is a lot of work! So if you get value out of this comic and want to give some value back you can support Rufi by becoming one of her patrons on
rufiangel 9th Aug 2017, 4:56 PM edit delete reply
@Headgamer: LOL I feel like I should be paying YOU to say that! XDDD You're so incredibly generous and kind Headgamer, thank you so much for your support for the past few years and for continuing to support SF and webcomic artists in general with such sweet comments like these ;v;***
rufiangel 9th Aug 2017, 4:55 PM edit delete reply
@Zane: Aww, I'm blessed with such great readers!! ;v;*** (I think that is luck more than effort XD)

I do get tips on Patreon, which has been really handy in helping to fund my art supplies and domain costs and whatnot. :)

I'm not sure I want to bore you with a spiel about what motivates me XD;; but I feel like even getting this far has taken a lot of time and effort, and I'm thankful I've even been allowed this much. I'll keep at it! >w<*)/
MST3KFan 5th Aug 2017, 3:48 AM edit delete reply
Nemi, NOOOOOO!!!!

Help her you, jerk!
rufiangel 9th Aug 2017, 4:56 PM edit delete reply
At least it's a good thing she's not alone, right? XD;;
Scia 5th Aug 2017, 11:15 AM edit delete reply
This is the first time we've seen George's eyes, isn't it? He has nice eyes.
rufiangel 9th Aug 2017, 4:57 PM edit delete reply
It is indeed the first time! :D And I'm happy you like his eyes ;D <3
Jarvi 5th Aug 2017, 3:55 PM edit delete reply
Good grief Jinn, give her some slack xD
rufiangel 9th Aug 2017, 4:57 PM edit delete reply
Ahahaha XD to be fair on him, Jarvi-nii, he's just being his usual (abrasive) self XDD it's Nemi who's feeling a bit more sensitive than usual, maybe...
KAM 5th Aug 2017, 4:46 PM edit delete reply
So, Sir Bradley is this world's version of Batman? ;-)

"To the Defendercave!"
rufiangel 9th Aug 2017, 4:58 PM edit delete reply
I didn't realise that was what Batman was known for XD;;; then again, wouldn't put it past Bradley to have a can of Shark Repellent for those just-in-case scenarios in life...
KAM 10th Aug 2017, 5:51 PM edit delete reply
Yeah, there are a number of batfanboys who will insist that Batman plans for every possibility. I believe there was one story where it was revealed that Bats had created a fake persona in case his enemies tried to drive him crazy. *shakes head*
CraftyNessi33 6th Aug 2017, 10:53 AM edit delete reply
What are the chances they both fall for our little kijin if he has to carry her? 😏
rufiangel 9th Aug 2017, 4:59 PM edit delete reply
Ahahaha, now that you mention it, Nemi has been carried in Michael's arms quite a few times to this point - I didn't realise! XD
DLKmusic 6th Aug 2017, 12:03 PM edit delete reply
I may be wrong about him, but if I read Jinn correctly, he'll carry her to Cain, even if it quickens the poison in him, and he won't say a thing about it. The guy may be obnoxious, but he's got a heart of gold underneath all that salt.

And I think he just figured out that Nemi's constitution isn't anything close to his. If she falls, he'll carry her. She won't die on his watch if he has anything to say about it.

Edit: I just realized, I might be Jinn's only cheerleader, lol

Also, when this is over, he's gonna be madder than a hornet at her for feeling sorry for herself!
rufiangel 9th Aug 2017, 5:01 PM edit delete reply
I'm happy Jinn has an advocate! XD (Actually on FB, someone commented to say they're shipping JinnxNemi so I think you may not be his only cheerleader! :O)

I'll say you got a pretty good read on Jinn so far <3 We'll see about that last bit, all depends on Nemi's delivery of the facts really XD
CiciEnixa 6th Aug 2017, 6:18 PM edit delete reply
Aw he DOES care <3 But they really need to hoof it, Nemi doesn't look like she'll make it all the way. (Rufi I swear if Jinn dies by poison TWICE, he is just cursed to die via poison and I will shake you XD)

Seeing George with those lovely green eyes is both gorgeous and sending Madou-vibes for some reason XD As for alt text, I just imagined all the guard trying to throw a surprise party and Sir Bradley charging in and stabbing the nearest pinata thinking it's an ambush XDDD
rufiangel 9th Aug 2017, 5:03 PM edit delete reply
To be fair, Leela's poison was uniquely fatally bad so... don't worry, Jaguar doesn't have THAT kind of poison under his sleeve XD (so no shakery of me pleazu)

I think I get the Madou-vibe thing - it's when a character behaves in a certain one-note way and then suddenly shifts gears for a second, maybe? XD; Or it could be just George's eyes. He does have the slanty-eye thing going on that Madou does, too. XD;;

(Also LOL the poor peeps who would've spent hours making that pinata XDD)
Seabiscuit 7th Aug 2017, 9:39 AM edit delete reply
Ah, of course getting to Cain won't be that smooth, even now... D:
rufiangel 9th Aug 2017, 5:04 PM edit delete reply
Don't worry seamuffin, he's not far~ ;D fufufu

(Even I'm starting to forget how to draw Cain at this rate so he'd better get into the picture sooner rather than later I think XD)
The Accidental Ninja 7th Aug 2017, 12:25 PM edit delete reply
The Accidental Ninja
Aw, George, you're cool :) and you have pretty eyes~
re: alt text: *snerk*
Nuuu Nemi D: Jinn, be helpful, please?
rufiangel 9th Aug 2017, 5:04 PM edit delete reply
Yay, I'm happy you find George cool Kat! XD <33 (I did like drawing his purdy eyes <3)

Jinn can be helpful, sometimes, very reluctantly XDD
Matt Knab 7th Aug 2017, 9:00 PM edit delete reply
Matt Knab
Oh no, the poison is super effective. :'(
rufiangel 9th Aug 2017, 5:05 PM edit delete reply
Yeppers :'D it's especially draining on peeps who don't have a high vitality/constitution stat to begin with -v- (so Mike's body's in the clear for now!)
Centcomm 7th Aug 2017, 11:14 PM edit delete reply
always the thief is getting the short end of the stick! Dang it ...
Gilrandir 9th Aug 2017, 1:43 AM edit delete reply
This is not the kind of comic where we get to see Nemi getting the end of the short stick, @CentComm. ^_^
rufiangel 9th Aug 2017, 5:09 PM edit delete reply
@Gil: *paps Gil with a stick* -v-
rufiangel 9th Aug 2017, 5:06 PM edit delete reply
Aw Centy, it's okay, she usually gets a one-up in all the stealth ops and stealing of things and whatnot ;D

(But it's true that every once in a while, it just sucks to be a rogue OTL)
Centcomm 10th Aug 2017, 7:09 AM edit delete reply
oh heck yes esp when you dont have a tank!