Comic 372 - Stalling

12th Sep 2015, 12:00 PM in Chapter Six
372 - Stalling
Average Rating: 5 (12 votes)
rufiangel 12th Sep 2015, 12:00 PM edit delete
EDIT2: Resized page problem is fixed now, thank you keiiii, CiciEnixa and killersteak! If you by any chance read through the archives while this resized page thing was happening, I recommend you go back and find the double pages so you can actually read them at the proper size. So sorry guys, the problem was my fault :'D

Hey guys! Thanks so much for your patience regarding this update, I hope you enjoy it! :)

This is a 1.5 page update; the next update is also going to be a 1.5 page update. The reason is because, as you can see, this is a time-passage-montage, and I didn't want to do it in three updates; it felt too long. Since trying to cram it into two pages wouldn't work, I went for the compromise: three pages in two updates. The next update might be a little late, too, depending on how fast I can crank out the extra half-page (you know how I underestimated the work here :'D). Hopefully I'll make it in time!

Announcement to make - I finally launched a Patreon account! (You can watch the video just to hear my dorky voice :'D)

Support Serpamia Flare on Patreon from rufiangel on Vimeo.

But it's very simple at the moment with no major reward tiers. ^^; To be honest, I wasn't sure I wanted to open one, but with the gentle urging of incredibly generous, beautiful and loving readers, I am launching one. If you guys have any Patreon rewards you want to see, please feel free to suggest them! Otherwise, it's fairly simple now. Thank you so much! ;_;*

I believe the alt-text contest is drawing to close (depending on your timezone XD) so if you still want to enter, do it quick!

I think that's it from me for now. Oh, besides mentioning this hilarious thing that almost made me spit out my drink.

Have a fantastic weekend, and see you on Monday!

Lukkai 12th Sep 2015, 12:02 PM edit delete reply
The beauty advice might not even be unsolicited.

And maybe she's just mentioning that new eyeliner she found here and isn't it gorgeous!

Will check out the Patreon this weekend. You can expect a few bucks from me.

Edit: And yes, I was following the countdown. ;)
rufiangel 12th Sep 2015, 12:30 PM edit delete reply
XD Lol Lukkai! Well, if those are the expressions they're wearing while talking about gorgeous new eyeliner, I'd say they're less than enthusiastic on this topic XD they'd better get back to talking about the best way to behead ants!

And thank you so much Lukkai ;3;* *hug*

(And yay! XD I did think like 'WOW that is the fastest response' XDDD)
Lukkai 13th Sep 2015, 10:21 AM edit delete reply
The best way to behead ants is to cut of the head in the most convenient way possible.

But yeah, Kylie really should get more sleep.
And poor Nemi would desperately want to help Mike, but doesn't know how from the looks of it.
rufiangel 14th Sep 2015, 8:18 PM edit delete reply
XD How do you conveniently behead ants?

Hint from me to you: is Kylie not sleeping because she can't sleep, or because she doesn't want to? ;)
Lukkai 15th Sep 2015, 9:59 AM edit delete reply
Reliving the past would be my guess.
CiciEnixa 12th Sep 2015, 3:15 PM edit delete reply

I was thinking Nemi was saying something along the lines of Madou's incessant sleep-talking giving Kylie the same eyebags Sho has XDDD Though, from the look of the Madou panel, he might not be getting quite as much sleep, either.

(Mike babu nuuu D: Also lol you saw the thing, and hooray the Patreon thing is up :D)

P.S. Btw I saw the thread in question and keiiii is correct about the max-height making all your pages at 1000px maximum
rufiangel 12th Sep 2015, 4:51 PM edit delete reply
XD Madou is probably not allowed to sleep in the same room, they probably make him sleep outside in the kennels LOL

(Mike babu hides his tears :'D)

(And omg thank you for confirming that, I fixed the problem. I'm so dumb, it was something I implemented without thinking when I was testing something and I forgot about it, not realising the consequence :'D damn, for ages, too!)
Chris the Blue 12th Sep 2015, 5:32 PM edit delete reply
Chris the Blue
Oh wow, I've been mispronouncing Serpamia Flare for a while now.
Headgamer 13th Sep 2015, 10:06 PM edit delete reply
Lol, I'm almost afraid to watch the vid because I'm sure I have been too. XD
rufiangel 14th Sep 2015, 8:19 PM edit delete reply
Aw Headgamer, doncha worry XD (read what I wrote to Karda XD) <3 How have *you* been reading it? XD
rufiangel 14th Sep 2015, 8:19 PM edit delete reply
XD Don't worry about it, tons of people around me pronounce it a lot of different ways (same with the word 'Lethian'!) and I don't mind at all! There isn't really a 'right' or 'wrong' way when it's a written and read medium. Just read it however you've been reading it all this time :D (Incidentally, how did you read it Karda? XD)
Chris the Blue 14th Sep 2015, 10:00 PM edit delete reply
Chris the Blue
Sir-pahm-eeya flare.
rufiangel 15th Sep 2015, 11:48 AM edit delete reply
That... Sounds like how I've been pronouncing it but just with a different emphasis right? XD
Chris the Blue 16th Sep 2015, 2:08 AM edit delete reply
Chris the Blue
Well, your's is more like;
Serpa-miya flare.
Like some sort of Latin-Japanese fusion.
HeSerpenty 12th Sep 2015, 6:00 PM edit delete reply
I love the way you handled this time lapse page Rufi!! Beautifully done! And btw Nemi's face is SO cute in that last panel!!

Poor Kylie can't seem to get any sleep D:
She's gonna need all the rest she can get I'd wager!
rufiangel 14th Sep 2015, 8:21 PM edit delete reply
Awww thank you Serpy!! ;3;* <3 I'm really happy to hear that, since it's my first time I think doing a time passage montage like this.

Nemi's sadface is cute? Maybe I should make more situations where she gets more sadface then ;D lololol jkjk

She definitely should be getting some rest. Hmm. What could be keeping her up at night? ;)
KAM 12th Sep 2015, 6:53 PM edit delete reply
mjkj 12th Sep 2015, 7:59 PM edit delete reply
Awww, why is Nemi looking so sad...?

*comforts her*

rufiangel 14th Sep 2015, 8:21 PM edit delete reply
The last three panels need to be seen in sequence to grasp the reason why, but if it still eludes you, then you can just assume anything you like XD
TheMentalist 12th Sep 2015, 10:12 PM edit delete reply
I know, she doesn't really want to take the soulstone... but at the end I keep thinking she is sitting there going 'But I want it. So shiny.'
rufiangel 14th Sep 2015, 8:22 PM edit delete reply
So THAT'S why she looks so sad! XD
Seabiscuit 12th Sep 2015, 10:13 PM edit delete reply
I love how much this page says with no words at all~ :D
Especially love the Madou stalking and the bug quest, bwahahah!

Woah! A patreon! Awesome! I can definitely see you being successful with that~~ :D
rufiangel 14th Sep 2015, 8:23 PM edit delete reply
Awww, thank you seamuffin! ;3;* <3 Honestly, it was a bit of a challenge getting this montage thumbnailed and laid out to begin with; I must have scrapped 15 panels or so while I was trying to sketch it out :'D <3 so glad it works so far!

And that's so sweet of you to say honey! ;3;* *hug* <333 I can't do anything without the support of lovely readers so I feel very blessed to be able to launch one at all ;3;* <3 thankyewww *hug*
Crestlinger 13th Sep 2015, 12:24 AM edit delete reply
Noticed too that Mike has the soul stone right over the necklace both he and Jinn have. A deliberate or subconscious action?
rufiangel 14th Sep 2015, 8:24 PM edit delete reply
Nice catch Crestlinger! :) I'll leave it to your imagination how deliberate it was, though you know, Mike did fall asleep like that so... ;)
MST3KFan 13th Sep 2015, 8:36 AM edit delete reply
Poor Nemi looks so sad. Is it because everyone is so busy they don't have time for her? T_T
rufiangel 14th Sep 2015, 8:25 PM edit delete reply
Nemi would definitely get bored if no one had time for her XD

That said, the last three panels of the page need to be seen in sequence to grasp the reason why she looks sad, but if it's not that clear I'll just leave it to readers to come to their own conclusions XD
kelverse 13th Sep 2015, 11:00 AM edit delete reply
This page is soooooo pretty! Also you get like fifty billion gold stars for the panel with all the papers and stuff because I know working with text on documents in a panel, regardless of size, is a pain in the ass.
rufiangel 14th Sep 2015, 8:26 PM edit delete reply
Aww Rinkel! ;3;* <333 *glomp* Thank you!! I really appreciate how you can relate to the pain :'D lololol, that panel seriously took way too long! XD;;
Guest 13th Sep 2015, 4:08 PM edit delete reply
Interesting, but please shuffle the papers on the table so I can read the ones below...
rufiangel 14th Sep 2015, 8:28 PM edit delete reply
Cain's handwritten notes (that are visible in the panel on this page) are not wildly interesting but XD just FYR, the notes are half-finished summaries of what Cain can glean from the research so far. We'll see more of what he's been able to figure out later in the chapter :)
Damatris 13th Sep 2015, 5:19 PM edit delete reply
This is a lovely montage! <3 You really managed to convey so much without any dialogue.

And yaaay, Patreon! Good luck with it! <3<3
rufiangel 14th Sep 2015, 8:29 PM edit delete reply
;3;* <333 Thank you Dama-nee! *hug* I really am so happy to hear the page works without dialogue. It's tough to work without words for me since I'm such a dialogue-heavy writer normally XD;;;

And thank you very much for your blessings ;3;* <3 *huggu* <333
TheD-Wrek 13th Sep 2015, 8:59 PM edit delete reply
Earth Nation Kylie is working for me. ~<3

Hah, such an adorable page. :D
Headgamer 13th Sep 2015, 10:08 PM edit delete reply
Lol. Earth Nation Kylie. Win. XD
rufiangel 14th Sep 2015, 8:29 PM edit delete reply
Earth Nation Kylie is working for you indeed XD catching all 'em nasty bugs for you! lolol, thank you D XD <3
Matt Knab 14th Sep 2015, 5:29 PM edit delete reply
Matt Knab
Time passing montage? Pretty cool. Looks like our party is having fun mostly, except for Cain who got stuck with all the homework. XD
rufiangel 14th Sep 2015, 8:30 PM edit delete reply
Ehehehe, thank you Matt! :D <3 Yep, just one more page of time passing montage before we slow time down again XD

Cain really did get stuck with all the homework, poor guy :'D ahahahaha!