Comic 414 - Making the best

17th Feb 2016, 6:00 PM in Chapter Seven
414 - Making the best
Average Rating: 5 (13 votes)
rufiangel 17th Feb 2016, 6:00 PM edit delete
Happy Wednesday, folks! :)

Man, this one came down to the wire kinda... I hope I don't usually letter strips past midnight :'D but it's up, and I still slept over seven hours last night (XD) so it's all good! Just uploading it in the morning before work.

There's a lot I'd love to talk about, but no time this morning, so I'll leave it until the next update. Please feel free to hang out in the forums until then!

I hope you enjoyed the update! Have a fabulous rest of the week, and catch you guys again on Monday!

CiciEnixa 17th Feb 2016, 6:39 PM edit delete reply
Oh man, can you imagine if his master walked in and Nemi punched him in the face before Kylie could stop Nemi? That poor boy XD

Poor Saera though. Be freeeee~
rufiangel 19th Feb 2016, 12:50 PM edit delete reply
Ahahaha muffin XD Kylie would probably be like "nope I have no idea who that is" when the guards come to arrest Nemi for punching a kid XD (I can already see Nemi making the ;A; face as Kylie turns away from her deliberately XDD)
KAM 17th Feb 2016, 7:50 PM edit delete reply
azureXtwilight 17th Feb 2016, 8:24 PM edit delete reply
Ahhhh he is so cute owowowo Me likey!
rufiangel 19th Feb 2016, 12:52 PM edit delete reply
XD <3 I'm so glad that you like him Azure~! <3 it's reassuring to know I'm doing the OC some justice ;3;* <33 (since he's supposed to be pretty XD)
azureXtwilight 19th Feb 2016, 8:28 PM edit delete reply
Yass he can compete with Kylie in the terms of looks
Matt Knab 17th Feb 2016, 8:58 PM edit delete reply
Matt Knab
Hey, our quest reward is directions! Yay! :D
rufiangel 19th Feb 2016, 1:34 PM edit delete reply
You know how in some RPGs, all you really want sometimes is directions? XD Man, the number of times I got stuck just getting lost... Clear directions can be a great prize!! ;D
Headgamer 17th Feb 2016, 8:58 PM edit delete reply
Lol at Nemi. Something tells me when we meet the master Nemi won't want to punch him in the face, but we'll see.
rufiangel 19th Feb 2016, 1:35 PM edit delete reply
XD; Nemi can be a little brash sometimes~ <3

And eeeeeyeeeeaaaahhhhhh okay we'll see when we get there XDD
Seabiscuit 18th Feb 2016, 1:47 AM edit delete reply
A good boy- It'd be funny if it was the brother. Somehow. Magically. Hah.:D

I love Nemi's reaction ;~;
rufiangel 19th Feb 2016, 6:10 PM edit delete reply
Ahahaha, well, we'll seeee, seamuffin~~... ;)

Nemi is being Nemi as usual XD
Centcomm 18th Feb 2016, 2:45 AM edit delete reply
Excellent page although I admit I thought the winged guy was a girl....
Headgamer 19th Feb 2016, 7:28 AM edit delete reply
Me too.
rufiangel 19th Feb 2016, 6:11 PM edit delete reply
@Headgamer: Seia and Isaac also come to mind XD it's a gift!
rufiangel 19th Feb 2016, 6:11 PM edit delete reply
@Centy: No worries XD thank you <333
Alicia 18th Feb 2016, 9:21 AM edit delete reply
Nemi-- Always giving the best advice.

...Like "Punch him in the face."
rufiangel 19th Feb 2016, 6:12 PM edit delete reply
I take no responsibility over the damages that may be incurred from following Nemi's best advice XDD
Slim Kittens 18th Feb 2016, 11:24 AM edit delete reply
Slim Kittens
"If you don't mind me're gorgeous."
"If you don't mind me asking...are you seeing anyone?"
"If you don't mind me asking...are you free tonight?"

rufiangel 19th Feb 2016, 6:12 PM edit delete reply
XDDD Daaang... SF pick-up line contest, go?
Blissarda 18th Feb 2016, 2:16 PM edit delete reply
Are we going to see his master soon? I am quite curious now
rufiangel 19th Feb 2016, 6:13 PM edit delete reply
We'll catch a glimpse fairly soon! ;)

He may or may not be important~ ;D

Crestlinger 18th Feb 2016, 2:20 PM edit delete reply
Sounds like a servant passed on to the new master of the house, when the old master left. Kylie's adopted~into brother? Debatable without further evidence, but keep that Stone handy if they meet him.
rufiangel 19th Feb 2016, 6:15 PM edit delete reply
You can read the biography of Archer by Alicia linked in the author's notes (the last page I think) to get a little more information on his situation, if you want~ ;D

Good thing they have that blood crystal thing, eh? XD
mjkj 18th Feb 2016, 2:49 PM edit delete reply
Oh, I guess his master is Kylie's brother...

...and I love that Nemi face :)

rufiangel 19th Feb 2016, 6:16 PM edit delete reply
Hmmmmm XD maaaaybeeeeee... though if he's supposed to be 'trapped', having a personal servant and flouncing around Jem Citadel seems like a rather nice situation to be trapped in XDD imho ;D

And yay <3
mjkj 20th Feb 2016, 1:51 AM edit delete reply
Ah, forgot abot the trapped part - sowwie...
Jarvi 18th Feb 2016, 9:26 PM edit delete reply
What are those colored markings they have on their skins? Is it natural thing or something they color themselves?

And he's still so cute <melts>
But poor guy, having his contract not discussed with him.. it still really dodgy :<
Lukkai 18th Feb 2016, 10:05 PM edit delete reply
Natural from all we know.
rufiangel 19th Feb 2016, 6:18 PM edit delete reply
@Lukkai: Correctomundo <3
rufiangel 19th Feb 2016, 6:17 PM edit delete reply
Awww, I'm glad you find him so cute Jarvi-nii <3 X3

He's a relatively optimistic guy even with the stacked deck! ;3;*

I need to really make the saera race page soon >__< but yeah, the coloured markings are natural birthmarks for them :) they can't choose how it looks, and it's unique to each saeren X3
Lukkai 18th Feb 2016, 10:09 PM edit delete reply
Looks like three extra colours in the last two panel's speech bubbles to me. I'm not quite sure, but it looks as if "upper tier" and "quarterly tournament" are getting the same, brownish one, although the second "upper tier" looks a tiny bit different (and purple). (That might be because of the surrounding colours though.)
A greyish blue for "commoner grounds", and green for the "world guild branch".

I don't remember rufi having done this before... Or did she?
Kat 19th Feb 2016, 12:42 AM edit delete reply
It looks to me like "Quarterly Tournament" is brown and "Upper Tier" is gray. And I think she did do the different colour thing before... at least with "world guild branch"
mjkj 19th Feb 2016, 3:41 AM edit delete reply
She did in the last two or so updates - as for before that: I really can not remember - but she might have

rufiangel 19th Feb 2016, 6:21 PM edit delete reply
Yesss.... I coloured the two 'upper tier's differently because I was a butt and was too lazy to copy and paste the hex code so I just eyeballed the shade and I'm sorry I'll go back and fix it next week XDDD

But yeah, regarding the different extra colours, I've done it on occasion - sometimes for spells, sometimes for places, etc.

In this case, because I was throwing out so many new terms, I really wanted to keep the readers on track, and I also wanted to kinda give the video game feels (you know when they bold certain terms for you in the dialogue boxes?) so that's why there are random colours in the fonts. It's kind of a test-run for me to see if I can get away with doing it so often, I don't want to overdo it and make it too distracting :'D so feel free to say if it's a bit too weird! Easily redacted~ XD;
Lukkai 22nd Feb 2016, 10:03 AM edit delete reply
So far it's cool.
Cj 19th Feb 2016, 7:20 AM edit delete reply
Rufi, I just finished reading The Lethian (ps everyone should go read it b/c it's amazingly good + it'll help support Rufi) and I just wanted to say it was incredible. Are you going to do a sequel? (I'd definitely read that btw) also ...*sigh* this is kind of a geeky question but are you ever going to make/work on/have a video game happen in Sharie's version of the world?
rufiangel 19th Feb 2016, 6:25 PM edit delete reply
Cj, that is so incredibly sweet of you to let me know what you thought of it!! ;3;* <3 Thank you so much! I'm really happy you enjoyed it! X3

All my ideas for a sequel right now are a bit too nebulous, so I'm just waiting for a really concrete sequel plot to hit me before I try it. For now, the book stands on its own, though I am working on a spin-off project in comic format - I hope readers will find it at least vaguely interesting XD; <3

And I am a total geek because I can and will geek out over your last question so! bad!! XD <333 Well, I've written a draft for a simple tabletop RP for it, but I haven't officially tried anything yet.

Honestly, I'd love to hear anything you have in mind regarding that (like what you'd personally like to see or would enjoy playing) so if you like, please PM/email me or post about it in the forums? >3<*)/
Proxy170 19th Feb 2016, 10:06 PM edit delete reply
Hm this poor guy probably won't change, seems almost mentally trapped in this situation O.O But, probably will help out our crew! :D
rufiangel 22nd Feb 2016, 9:51 AM edit delete reply
An astute obversation Proxy! XD; Yes, he does seem a bit resigned to his situation.

But most certainly he can give directions, yep! XD
Outlaw 22nd Feb 2016, 12:18 AM edit delete reply
Can't wait to see what happens next! I get soooo stoked for Tournaments!

Also, that third panel is &^$#&* excellence!
rufiangel 22nd Feb 2016, 9:52 AM edit delete reply
Awww yay, Outlaw! <3 X3 I'm glad you're stoked for iiiit! <33 We'll see how much the characters get involved in it... I might just have them not get involved at all :P *insert boo-ing crowd noises here* :'D

Oh, and thank you! XDD I guess people like seeing Nemi get whacked in the face, must a sign I need to draw that more often? ;D
Lukkai 22nd Feb 2016, 10:06 AM edit delete reply
It's that X3 (can't think of a better emoji for that one) face.