Comic 297 - Drop the act

18th Feb 2015, 6:00 PM in Chapter Five
297 - Drop the act
Average Rating: 5 (12 votes)
rufiangel 18th Feb 2015, 6:00 PM edit delete
Hey y'all, happy Wednesday! :D

Hmm, I'm hitting 300 strips next week. I might do something to celebrate that~ ehehe. :)

Anyway, hope you're all having a good week so far! See you on Friday~

image (Please click to go to the DA journal entry that describes this in more detail :)

mjkj 18th Feb 2015, 6:14 PM edit delete reply
Oh, what act?

So, next we are getting to know the butt some of Cain's past?

Ah, distraction, the car Renault is back...

rufiangel 18th Feb 2015, 9:41 PM edit delete reply
What act, indeed? ;)

And darnit, Mjkj!! XD;;;
mjkj 19th Feb 2015, 4:41 AM edit delete reply

What? What did I do???

*looks and whistles innocently* :p
Jarvi 18th Feb 2015, 6:39 PM edit delete reply
Now it's time for Renaults attack :<
rufiangel 18th Feb 2015, 9:41 PM edit delete reply
Pew pew pew pew! :D

... Maybe. XD;;;
Jarvi 18th Feb 2015, 11:37 PM edit delete reply
I give it about 85% that he's actually Madou (after all for some reason his eyes were never fully shown, as much as Renaults chin which is probably hiding this funny little beard :<
I'll still like him cause that wiz is hilarious :D Buuuut.. would be cool to have him in team ^^' (even if he's evil Madou [or especially if] make him into good team! :D)
CiciEnixa 18th Feb 2015, 7:24 PM edit delete reply
Either Renault's ebil will shine and he'll kidnap Cain right then and there, or he'll be the most badass of all badasses and summon hellfire and brimstone upon Ren and Leela.

I don't know which I like more (this is a stupid statement, of course I want the latter!). But if he just starts sobbing again I'm going to just go "Aaaaaauuuauauauauauauagh" throughout the next update XD
rufiangel 18th Feb 2015, 9:43 PM edit delete reply
Or, it could be a mix of both, and he can summon hellfire and brimstone upon Cain and the others :D

Oooor he can just continue being useless. XD;; (I kind of want to see you go all 'Aaaauauauauaugh' next update XDDD will you take a video?)
CiciEnixa 18th Feb 2015, 10:18 PM edit delete reply
... I'm tempted to say yes XDDD
rufiangel 19th Feb 2015, 2:35 AM edit delete reply
You might want to ready that camera, then~! ;D nyahahaha!
mjkj 19th Feb 2015, 4:43 AM edit delete reply

...and that would really be a sight...
Prayformercy 19th Feb 2015, 8:31 AM edit delete reply
i figure with him saying Drop the Act, hes eiher referring to cain or renault =p Could finally be the time to see if hes actually evil or im just completely crazy.
rufiangel 19th Feb 2015, 11:31 AM edit delete reply
I'm going to go out on a limb here and say, since he actually said 'CAIN.' in the start of his speechbubble, he was probably talking to Cain. XD
Prayformercy 19th Feb 2015, 11:46 AM edit delete reply
Not a whole lot of proof there rufi, you might be grasping as straws. ;D
Lukkai 19th Feb 2015, 11:23 AM edit delete reply
Somehow I'm hearing that "Aaaaaauuuauauauauauauagh" in Hanyū's voice. :D

And do you react strongly to cacao?
rufiangel 19th Feb 2015, 11:32 AM edit delete reply
Awwwwww <3 :D
CiciEnixa 19th Feb 2015, 4:39 PM edit delete reply
omg hanyuu XD

i... i do react strongly to cacao, but... what does this have to do with anything?
Lukkai 20th Feb 2015, 7:49 AM edit delete reply
I just wondered due to a certain drawing featured below.
KAM 18th Feb 2015, 9:28 PM edit delete reply
It's not abduction if he willingly comes with us... after we trap you in a canyon and the psycho member of our party practically kills a member of your party. It's not coercion at all.
rufiangel 18th Feb 2015, 9:43 PM edit delete reply
Nope, not at all! We're just having a friendly conversation! :D
Prayformercy 19th Feb 2015, 8:36 AM edit delete reply
yea as much of a friendly conversation as i had with the shopkeep =p
MysticJanus 20th Feb 2015, 5:27 PM edit delete reply
Quiet you, you rolled a natural 20 on an intimidation check and made Ms. Sourpuss Shopkeep reconsider her price scalping attempt on you. ;p
Seabiscuit 18th Feb 2015, 11:13 PM edit delete reply
Man Cain on this page...
He really needs a hug. I feel so awful for him, holy crap. Those sad puppy dog eyes!
I wonder what they could want with him? I'm guessing more vicious torture...:(

He better not decide to go with...
rufiangel 19th Feb 2015, 2:36 AM edit delete reply
Awww seamuffin~! XD; Yes, sad-puppy Felix and Cain this week indeedy~

I don't think he wants to see his brother, so he probably won't go with. XD;; No worries in that department at least?
Prayformercy 19th Feb 2015, 12:58 AM edit delete reply
Well flashbacks we've seen have painted cain as well.. different. Do we get to see a psycho murder stabby stab cain if hes pushed too far? Ren seems to think this whole personality so far is just an act.
rufiangel 19th Feb 2015, 2:38 AM edit delete reply
There's actually a switch at the base of Cain's neck - it's currently flicked to 'Good Cain Mode', but if you flick it the other way to 'Psychotic Murderer Cain' you get just that. :P
mjkj 19th Feb 2015, 4:46 AM edit delete reply
Hmm, then he should be careful not to let some baby coco crawl on his shoulder and behind his neck...

...stop Sarah, get back here! do not climb on Cain!!! ^_^'

Lukkai 19th Feb 2015, 11:29 AM edit delete reply
Now where's the dang remote?
CiciEnixa 19th Feb 2015, 4:41 PM edit delete reply
Maybe it's activated by friends getting hurt :O

Headgamer 19th Feb 2015, 2:20 AM edit delete reply
So, I hope we get more info soon on exactly how Cain is such a contradiction. What did Cain do BEFORE he became a Cleric? Did he just not fight? I can't imagion that particuilly with the flash backs. With all the "Cain is a contradiction" and Ren (who seems otherwise quite civilized) being personally incensed by Cain just asking him why... It's almost as if the old Cain was the polar opposit of a cleric.

At the same time I can't believe Cain is at this point in time some super manipulative bastard who has been acting like a good guy when he is really evil. Did old Cain preform some sort of demonic black magic that warped his personality and then when that type of magic was completely sealed off it also sealed off his evil side making him the goody good guy he is?

And how dose this relate to the Silver Mage because we all know it dose.

More info needed.
rufiangel 19th Feb 2015, 2:40 AM edit delete reply
<3 I love reading your posts man XD

And yeah, actually I really do want to get on with it, but at my pace of three pages a week it's hard D: all I can ask if for patience with this pace, lol. XD; (Though you are free to flip tables if you feel like I'm just withholding information for jokes XD)
Matt Knab 19th Feb 2015, 2:34 AM edit delete reply
Matt Knab
Is that answer? ;D
Cain even phoned a friend, since Swordsgirl is answering for him!
rufiangel 19th Feb 2015, 2:40 AM edit delete reply
LOL! XD This comment - *LIKE!*
Alicia 19th Feb 2015, 2:43 AM edit delete reply
Oh man... I feel like something not so good is about to happen D: THE TENSIONS!

300 strips? WOW! Congratulations! That seems so completely crazy to me! I guess time flies when a comic is really good and fun to read! ^_^
mjkj 19th Feb 2015, 4:53 AM edit delete reply
rufiangel 19th Feb 2015, 11:37 AM edit delete reply
This whole chapter has been this spring I've been tightening forever, I feel like >___>;; I'm a little scared to let go!

But yay, thank you so much! ;w;* You are too kind! I'm happy I'll be finally getting there~!
Outlaw 19th Feb 2015, 3:28 AM edit delete reply
Odd time to get a migraine, dude...
rufiangel 19th Feb 2015, 11:38 AM edit delete reply
Ehehehe... to be fair, he did just get his face practically melted off XD;;; and in the world of SF, healing hurts, so a full heal REALLY hurts. XD;;;

That said, Renault has been lame this whole time, so... XD;;;;
Chris the Blue 19th Feb 2015, 3:32 AM edit delete reply
Chris the Blue
Jesus, he sounds like a teacher that I had.

Poor Cain. Just look at that puppy face.
rufiangel 19th Feb 2015, 11:40 AM edit delete reply
Oh dear, your teacher must have been really personally offended by something?? D: Boo.

Cain is having a hard time dealing with this situation; he has issues. >__>
TheD-Wrek 19th Feb 2015, 5:20 AM edit delete reply
Oh boy... this is about to get worse before it gets better... O_O
rufiangel 19th Feb 2015, 11:41 AM edit delete reply
I'll have to agree on you, there. >__<

(continues to tighten the spring on this chapter)
Crestlinger 19th Feb 2015, 9:15 AM edit delete reply
Which act? You'll have to take a number there Ren, I think we're up to Five of them now....
rufiangel 19th Feb 2015, 11:41 AM edit delete reply
This is going to be a really long act, too, so brace yourselves! >_>
Lukkai 19th Feb 2015, 11:33 AM edit delete reply
Has it really been that many already? Wow.

Yes, which act is to be dropped and by whom? That is the question here, isn't it.

And regardless of what you say, rufi. You do like us to speculate about Renault, don't you? ;)

As for Cain and behaving differently in the past. Well, it could all be a scheme. But there's also what happened to him after his attempt on Abel. And that can truly and utterly change someone. So it just as well might be no act at all (of course Ren wouldn't have to know or believe that).
And that is true regardless of whether Ren is speaking to Cain with that statement or not.
rufiangel 20th Feb 2015, 4:00 PM edit delete reply
I know, crazy right? :D That also means I'm already around 30 pages into Chapter Five, yikes. >_> Things need to start happening soon or Chapter Five will go on all year!

And I'm always happy to have people speculate on just about anything XD <3
HeSerpenty 21st Feb 2015, 1:50 AM edit delete reply
Ren's tone HERE kinda makes me take back what I said last page >__>;;

Omgg I don't wanna know what they're gonna do to Cain! If they take him QAQ.....EGAADSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS
rufiangel 21st Feb 2015, 7:37 PM edit delete reply
Awww Serpy! XD;;; *hug*

Well, Cain is... erm... pretty reluctant to go back with them, yes. XD;; For excellent reasons... but no worries, the party won't him go without a (literal) fight!