Comic 488 - Out of commission

23rd Feb 2017, 6:00 PM in Chapter Eight
488 - Out of commission
Average Rating: 5 (15 votes)
rufiangel 23rd Feb 2017, 6:00 PM edit delete
Happy Thursday, folks! :)

I'm going out of town this weekend, so I won't be posting a Friday Flare this week. I'll post two next week to make up for it. ;)

Please note that the next update will go up next Thursday, not Monday, due to my monthly break being due!

Thanks so much for reading, I hope you enjoyed today's update! <3

zophah 23rd Feb 2017, 6:22 PM edit delete reply
AAAAA! It talks!
rufiangel 3rd Mar 2017, 4:53 PM edit delete reply
If 'it' also sings, I guess we've got a musical situation :'D
Gilrandir 23rd Feb 2017, 6:43 PM edit delete reply
Thunder words are go! ^_^
Kat 23rd Feb 2017, 10:12 PM edit delete reply
*hands over the pun jar*
Lukkai 3rd Mar 2017, 12:29 AM edit delete reply
Gotta admit though, that was a good one. :D
Gilrandir 3rd Mar 2017, 1:36 AM edit delete reply
Thank you. <smile>
MysticJanus 7th Mar 2017, 8:56 AM edit delete reply
The thunder words are on the move, the thunder words are loose! Feel the tingle, hear the clap, the thunder words are loose!
rufiangel 3rd Mar 2017, 4:54 PM edit delete reply
I like XD <3
MST3KFan 23rd Feb 2017, 7:31 PM edit delete reply
Heh. These two definitely have a dynamic going. XD
Lukkai 3rd Mar 2017, 12:30 AM edit delete reply
I think this ship is almost ready to sail.
rufiangel 3rd Mar 2017, 4:55 PM edit delete reply
I'm happy if you find their dynamic interesting, MST3K XD <3 I really hope no one minds the story switching parties every so often!
Proxy170 23rd Feb 2017, 8:52 PM edit delete reply
Cici! Come translate these words again like last time!! XD
So I'm assuming his lethiace is being used full time to keep him alive? D:
Lukkai 3rd Mar 2017, 12:32 AM edit delete reply
Considering her comment on his chest temperature, that seems like a reasonable assumption.

And since he's using his Lethian powers for that full-time, there's none left to fight with.
rufiangel 3rd Mar 2017, 4:55 PM edit delete reply
@Proxy: Mjkj has done a great job below, if you want to catch it, Proxy :D

And that's a very reasonable assumption indeed ;) we'll see...!
KAM 23rd Feb 2017, 9:48 PM edit delete reply
So how is it out of commission and how should she have noticed?

Did I miss something, or is this something to be explained later?
Just_IDD 23rd Feb 2017, 11:55 PM edit delete reply
It's out of commission because he's been fighting off monsters without using it ever since you froze his insides.
rufiangel 3rd Mar 2017, 4:59 PM edit delete reply
@KAM: Pretty much what Just-IDD said! XD; (Though it sounds like KAM froze Seia's insides LOL)

Ophelia noticed in Chapter 7 that Seia seemed weakened, and also more explicitly points out that he hasn't been using his Lethiace since.
Jarvi 24th Feb 2017, 12:09 AM edit delete reply
Is it out of commission because he needs this magic to keep his insides alive, or did he take too much damage that he just can't do it now? :o

Also.. tree is talking to them? :o
Amarok 24th Feb 2017, 12:46 AM edit delete reply
as if youre one to talk about talking trees jarvi?

Though id hate to think what would happen if he exhausted his powers if your theory is true. in either case he should be in agony right now.

Jarvi 4th Mar 2017, 5:23 AM edit delete reply
I don't know what you two have in mind! xD
rufiangel 3rd Mar 2017, 5:00 PM edit delete reply
Fufufu Jarvi-nii... you're on the right track XD

Also, I giggled at Amarok's response about the talking trees XDD
Centcomm 24th Feb 2017, 4:10 AM edit delete reply
O_O i cant make out the small gold bubble but that doesnt seem like a human voice!

heh sound.. Again great page!
rufiangel 3rd Mar 2017, 5:04 PM edit delete reply
Fufufu, Centy... ;D

And thank you so much for always being so encouraging and rooting me on! ;v;***

... pun intended ;D
Kat 24th Feb 2017, 5:47 AM edit delete reply
Those two just can't get along, can they?
Although tbh Seia doesn't seem to be the type to try very hard to get along with people he doesn't appreciate much anyway x'D
Hmm I'm guessing it was not the tree that caused that 'krakoom'
rufiangel 3rd Mar 2017, 5:05 PM edit delete reply
They did try to kill the heck out of each other the moment they met, after all XD
And that is a fairly accurate assessment of Seia :P
Aaand that's a good guess! ;) We'll see XD
Gilrandir 24th Feb 2017, 6:40 AM edit delete reply
I saw this posted to another webcomics comment page. (There's plenty of reader overlap, so I do not doubt some people have already seen it.) I debated with myself whether I should re-post it, but eventually decided to do so because it is also relevant here. The necessary disclaimer follows the re-post to avoid <SPOILER>.
EDNA MODE: "Remember 'Peanuts', with Charles Schulz? (Nice man. Kind to pets.) He took the afternoon off to go ice skating."
cut to b/w scene of Charles Schulz slipping and falling to the ice on his drawing arm

"Remember 'Doonesbury'? Garry Trudeau went vacationing in China."
cut to b/w scene of Duke-like Trudeau, blindfolded and with cigarette up against bullet-marked wall

"'Pogo'? Crawfish festival."
cut to b/w scene of boiling kettle being knocked over and scalding Walt Kelly

"'Mickey Mouse'?"
cut to b/w scene of a ride malfunction on the Disneyland Bobsled ride

"'Calvin & Hobbes'?"
cut to b/w scene of Bill Watterson being abducted by aliens

"No breaks!" ^_^

Disclaimer: In all seriousness, please take and enjoy your well-deserved break, @rufiangel. I begrudge you nothing and hope that only the best good fortune attends you. ^_^
DLKmusic 24th Feb 2017, 7:33 AM edit delete reply
LOL, Gil! I thank GOD every day that you aren't my Tour manager!!!!

Gil: "Your fingers haven't fallen off yet, DLK, get yer butt back on stage!"
Gilrandir 24th Feb 2017, 7:49 AM edit delete reply
@DLKmusic, those little squiggly things and the rectangular boxes on the sheet music are called 'rests', aren't they? How much more rest do you need? ^_^
DLKmusic 26th Feb 2017, 12:54 PM edit delete reply
All I can say Gil is... BRAVO!!!

I knew you would come back with something good, it was just too tempting to let it just slide, but I gotta say, that response came from a direction I wasn't expecting! well done!
Gilrandir 26th Feb 2017, 1:08 PM edit delete reply
Thank you. ^_^
rufiangel 3rd Mar 2017, 5:07 PM edit delete reply
I could really envision this very visually, Gil! XD Thank you for the entertaining encouragement of sorts ;D lolol, honestly though, we gotta keep our noses to the grindstone most of the time... so thank you for being so understanding about me dropping the ball :'D I appreciate it!
mjkj 24th Feb 2017, 7:42 AM edit delete reply
Oh, Ophie, he just saved your life again - be a bit more courteous...

Ugh, the talking is too hard to read with all that yellow... =S

@alt text: *shakes pun jar* Oh, Rufi... =P

mjkj 24th Feb 2017, 8:59 AM edit delete reply
Ok, my try at deciphering: strike my foe with fear and might

I am unsure with the last word - as I said very hard to read... =S

(the last word could also be light - or something totally different)

Lukkai 3rd Mar 2017, 12:37 AM edit delete reply
Haven't tried to translate it myself, but your version sounds pretty reasonable.
rufiangel 3rd Mar 2017, 5:09 PM edit delete reply
I didn't make it very easy to read because I didn't really think anyone was going to bother decoding it, sorry about that XD; though now that you *have* deciphered it, I think it should provide a fair hint on what's going to happen next :D

Also, 'ey, fine, fine XD *drops another Goldra in the jar*
mjkj 3rd Mar 2017, 6:10 PM edit delete reply
*lol* it was you who installed the pun jar in the first place... =)

So, I guess we will see the poor lapia oak getting set aflame... =S

Lukkai 4th Mar 2017, 4:50 AM edit delete reply
Reminds me a bit of a certain Top Gear episode with James May trying out a new Alfa Romeo. With a jar installed on the dashboard that is to be fed whenever he uses any words like "soul", "exciting" or something like that to describe the car.

I think he said something about being down fifty pounds at the end.
Matt Knab 25th Feb 2017, 4:20 AM edit delete reply
Matt Knab
One could say he's a tad cold hearted!
Enjoy your trip!
mjkj 25th Feb 2017, 7:26 AM edit delete reply
Yeah, that alt text is so true... - least for the moment...
rufiangel 3rd Mar 2017, 5:10 PM edit delete reply
@Matt: Thank you Matt! <3 I did enjoy it indeed X3

His heart's just chillin' in his chest ;D
Seabiscuit 25th Feb 2017, 7:00 AM edit delete reply
Woah! It talks?! O:
(...These two totally feel like OTP~)
rufiangel 3rd Mar 2017, 5:11 PM edit delete reply
Something certainly does XD

And gosh, OTP status?! O_O I-I... I might need to rework some script now XDDD
Lukkai 4th Mar 2017, 4:51 AM edit delete reply
Eh, in a story like this, there's room for more than one OTP.

They can be the tertiary one.
Crestlinger 25th Feb 2017, 8:37 AM edit delete reply
There. The ice king's heart will melt upon repeated saving of the unaware.
rufiangel 3rd Mar 2017, 5:11 PM edit delete reply
If it melts, will he have any heart left? :'D
Gilrandir 25th Feb 2017, 8:38 AM edit delete reply
Just FYI, at least some reports have that Patreon is one of the sites possibly affected by the recent Cloudflare security bug, so Patreon users will want to take all due precautions.
mjkj 27th Feb 2017, 9:16 AM edit delete reply
rufiangel 3rd Mar 2017, 5:12 PM edit delete reply
Oh, that doesn't sound good D:

I should've delayed payment in light of this for February ;;; sorry Patreon folks T_T
Lukkai 4th Mar 2017, 4:52 AM edit delete reply
It sounds worse than it is for us. Chances of any of our data being out there are minimal. And a change of passwords should pretty much eliminate any possible danger.
CiciEnixa 28th Feb 2017, 9:07 AM edit delete reply
I am currently not at a comp with an adjustable brightness, but I trust mjkj's translation. Judging from the sound effect, it's probably almost... thunderous. I'm almost imagining the tree going fe fi fo fum XD

Regarding Seia's chest... are you trying to tell us he Mimura'd himself with his ice
rufiangel 3rd Mar 2017, 5:16 PM edit delete reply
Fe fi fo fum? Not Tree Try Tro Trum? XD (#sorrynotsorry)

You know... I think 'Mimura'd himself' is a pretty good description of this XD
mjkj 3rd Mar 2017, 6:13 PM edit delete reply
Wowww... so much Friday Flare goodness...

...aahhh, I was wondering why no update showed up...

DLKmusic 4th Mar 2017, 11:57 AM edit delete reply
I especially liked Seia's answer...

*Looks at Ophelia then back at Seia*

You want a challenge? here ya go!
rufiangel 9th Mar 2017, 1:03 PM edit delete reply
I'm just getting the image of your throwing Ophelia into Seia's arms and running off, cackling madly XD
rufiangel 9th Mar 2017, 12:51 PM edit delete reply
I posted notices in Facebook and Twitter to explain I wouldn't be updating during this time, though I know you already know I usually do that XD; It takes longer for me to post an A/N to explain, unfortunately.
Outlaw 6th Mar 2017, 12:35 PM edit delete reply
Hey! Sorry for my absence here lately. I sorta needed a little break from CF.

But I'm back now and Man oh man am I glad to be reading this comic again. The action, the characters, the comedy... There's a reason this is one of the most popular comics on CF.
Also, poor Cain... seriously... dude can't catch a break.

rufiangel 9th Mar 2017, 1:06 PM edit delete reply
OUTLAWWW!!! <333 *hug* Doncha worry, I know you needed that break! Take all the time you need. I'm super happy to see you commenting again, though! ;v;***

And gosh, your comments always make me blush from how kind and encouraging you are <333 thank you for such sweetness!! T_T* You know I find you a great inspiration, right? ;v;* <333

And Cain takes a LOT of hits in this whole story, I have to admit :'D it's okay though, he's learning to be a good punching-bag! ...sorta XD;;;;