Comic 570 - Understood, sir

3rd Aug 2018, 2:06 PM in Chapter Eight
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570 - Understood, sir
Average Rating: 5 (12 votes)

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rufiangel 3rd Aug 2018, 2:06 PM edit delete
Hey guys, update!

Sorry about the paltry update schedule lately, folks. u_u;; There are some personal issues I'm fighting through... it's made motivation to draw anything rock bottom at times. I know that I have to keep at it, though! I just feel like I need some time to recalibrate or something, because this has been rough. -v-

There are exactly 10 updates left to this chapter and I fully intend on cranking them out as fast as I can, even though this artist block is killing me. >_>; I'm really sorry about this though! Words can't express my gratitude over the kindness and support you readers have given despite this lull. I promise we'll get through it though! >_<)9

Thanks for reading ;v;*)/ I'm gonna post the next update as soon as I can!
rufiangel 5th Aug 2018, 10:56 PM edit delete

I'm currently planning to complete a good chunk of these pages that remain in this chapter before I start updating again - that could take a week or two before I do, but rest assured this is a priority for me. >_<)/ I need to clear this off my plate so I can breathe easier, dangit!

I'll keep everyone posted! \o/
rufiangel 12th Aug 2018, 8:01 PM edit delete
Progress update!

First off, thank you all so, so much for your kind words and messages of warm support and regard. ;v;* You made me cry! I love you guys and I'm so blessed to have such lovely people reading this comic T_T** thank you!!

So I've been hunkered down and focusing on just producing the rest of this chapter, and so far it's going fairly well. I thought about updating tomorrow but... hmm, something about that feels a bit premature. I feel like I've got a good momentum going, so I'll keep going with it for just one more week - that should get me on top of things enough to confidently start updating again, I think. So please expect the next update next Monday, 20th of August.

Here's a WIP shot for the next update:

Again, I can't thank you guys enough for your kind words and patience! ;v;*)/ I'll be back in a week with a fresh update!


Japster 3rd Aug 2018, 2:16 PM edit delete reply
OML Kylie looks so pleased with herself in the first panel
Japster 3rd Aug 2018, 3:49 PM edit delete reply
It makes me think of this, but less creepy
KAM 3rd Aug 2018, 4:13 PM edit delete reply
mjkj 3rd Aug 2018, 6:21 PM edit delete reply
Yayyy, Update =D

Ohhh... will we see his family?

@A/N: *hugs Rufi*

I hope you will break through this block! *supports and cheers for Rufi* You will make it!!! <3 <3 <3
megados 3rd Aug 2018, 7:35 PM edit delete reply
Archer was between a rock and a hard place. I think Sir Bradley can see that.

It's good to see that you're working through your block. Light at the end of the tunnel!
MST3KFan 3rd Aug 2018, 10:23 PM edit delete reply
It's okay, rufi. Take all the time you need. Personal life stuff always comes first.

And Sir Bradley is being quite generous today. Guess having a big monster be defeated kind of helped his mood a bit, eh?
Gilrandir 3rd Aug 2018, 11:30 PM edit delete reply
Boy, won't Sir Bradley be sheepish if it turns out that the only way to remove Archer's collar involves using a Stiles Original? ^_^
CiciEnixa 4th Aug 2018, 12:38 AM edit delete reply
*squush squush* I'm sorry things have been tough lately, rufi :< It would be good if it's something you can just stop and take a moment with, but I know it's not always that simple. We're here for you no matter what, and we know you can do dis, just know that, okie? <3

Without the armor, Sir Bradley looks so chill and casual. And I'm super glad he's actually trying to help Archer, he really is a good dad (everyone is his child now, he is the ultimate dad XD).

A thing I did kind of wonder about is if Sir Bradley and Briar ever tried to help search for Lyn's family, like how Bradley's helping Archer on the side. But I suppose it would have been near impossible since Lyn wasn't talking and neither Kylie nor Seia even knew Lyn existed before Zinala deciphered Mom's Cryptic Dream Message of the Beyond. I mean it all worked out in the end, but dang, Lyn could've very easily ended up never reuniting with any of his remaining family.
DLKmusic 4th Aug 2018, 5:54 AM edit delete reply
I gotta say, whatever doubts I had about Sir Bradley have been fully dissipated! He really is a good guy!

Of course, now I'm concerned about what the insanely bad consequences of breaking his oath are going to be... does he lose his job? or maybe be forced to leave Gem Citadel? Does he lose his ability to use his Lethiace for a certain amount of time? Is he forced to take on Misuta Pomp as an apprentice? The mind blowingly bad possibilities are endless...

Edit (5 Aug 18): saw the new Author's notes post today. I'll be praying for you, Rufi. GOD has something planned for you, so trust in him!
The Accidental Ninja 4th Aug 2018, 10:23 AM edit delete reply
The Accidental Ninja
Awwww :D Sir Bradley seems to have gained a lot of popularity recently among the comment section (and for good reason! he seems like a pretty solid guy)

And hey, Rufi, I totally get what it's like to get overwhelmed by life and lose motivation for stuff (it happens to me way too often, for a lot of reasons). I'll be praying for you and if you ever need to vent at anyone or something, feel free :)

EDIT re: A/N 2: Aww senpai, thanks for telling us all this! I know you mentioned your family thinking of moving back when we met up in February, I hope whatever you decide goes really well for you, and I will definitely be praying about that for you! Actually, I will be praying about *all* of what you posted. I totally understand what feeling unmotivated and stressed is like (I myself have pretty bad anxiety problems and often depression too), so I think it's really brave of you to decide to keep going despite all of it!
I can only talk for myself here, but again, if you ever need to vent at someone, I exist over here on the other side of the Internet :)
I hope all goes well for you!

EDIT 2: (Finally got my username changed, yayyy xD)
Matt Knab 4th Aug 2018, 10:34 PM edit delete reply
Matt Knab
Some great expressions on this page. Hang in there, Rufi, we're here for you!
Proxy170 5th Aug 2018, 4:36 PM edit delete reply
Yay update!! Love how Sir Bradley is turning out to be more of a neutral good character rather than a lawful neutral one :)
megados 6th Aug 2018, 10:44 AM edit delete reply

That took some courage to spell all that out. Kudos! I'm not an artist, but I do know something about doing meticulous work, and having too much on one's plate. Plus you also have the personal pressures as well. Its hard to get started or finish when you can't see clear of doing justice to your endeavor. You are not alone. It seems there are a number of people having (for reasons of their own) some of these motivational and time management issues.

This doesn't mean we're going to toss you in the bin! We're here! I don't think your readers are that fickle; you need not worry, or be surprised. :D


Re: A/N 3, Take your time! It looks like Sir Bradley has something to say!

Also: *hug*
Anita Tinkle 6th Aug 2018, 12:35 PM edit delete reply
Take all the time you need, you treasure of comic art.
Nate 6th Aug 2018, 1:52 PM edit delete reply
You da woman Rufi! Thanks for sharing what's been going on. You got this!!
mjkj 6th Aug 2018, 7:25 PM edit delete reply
@A/N 2: *hugs Rufi* I hope you are doing fine - and whatever decisions you are making - let yourself be let - and be encouraged =D *huggus*

...and thank you for explaining and keeping us posted...

...and no, I will not give up on you nor on the comic <3

*supports Rufi*
Wido 6th Aug 2018, 10:19 PM edit delete reply
Hey Rufi! Kudos to you for not stopping. Things change, life change and evolves all the time, but you gotta remind to yourself, why you do the things you do.
Jaq 9th Aug 2018, 2:05 AM edit delete reply
Love your artwork - wish you were in a better place -everything- wise.

... and damn, Sir Bradley is adorable!
Jarvi 11th Aug 2018, 8:48 PM edit delete reply
Awwww <pats Rufi> hold on there little sis. We love your comic very much <3 I know it goes slowly for now but if you keep doing it, who knows, it takes a moment for things to pick up and actually be great for their creators :) <hugs>
Japster 12th Aug 2018, 2:03 PM edit delete reply
*awkwardly gives hug/pat-on-the-back-thing to Rufi*

"Ya doin' good!"

*awkwardly steps away, regretting everything
DLKmusic 17th Aug 2018, 5:52 AM edit delete reply
*Gives Japster his Rufiangel Cheerleader outfit*

You're one of us now, better learn to dance!
mjkj 13th Aug 2018, 3:12 PM edit delete reply
*hugs and cheers Rufi on*