Comic 502 - If I think about it

15th May 2017, 6:00 PM in Chapter Eight
502 - If I think about it
Average Rating: 5 (11 votes)
rufiangel 15th May 2017, 6:00 PM edit delete
Happy Monday, folks! :)

I updated Friday Flare last night with a doodle request, and if you guys are fans of cuddling, you might want to take a look XD;

Alright, that's it from me today because I am randomly super busy with life stuff aghghhh see you on Thursday! :'D


EDIT: I've been thinking about how to respond to the comments for this page, but ultimately I feel like... they're better without my input. I love every single comment here. <3 It's just so much speculation fun! So if you ever wonder why I didn't respond to comments, just know that I felt like they all stood better without my meddling. ;) And also know I loved them all!!
mjkj 15th May 2017, 6:02 PM edit delete reply
Oh, they are?

So, why did Seia not take her superior hearing into account? - that is so not like him...

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Lukkai 15th May 2017, 11:06 PM edit delete reply
Judging from his looks there, I'm getting the feeling he wants her to know or at the least doesn't care about whether she does. He would not tell her himself though, probably because he swore not to reveal it to outsiders.

He seems like the kind of guy to twist the rules that way if necessary.
golnor 18th May 2017, 12:52 AM edit delete reply
Panel 5, Seia's eyes. He's looking back at her. I think he knows she can hear.
Thomas Dimensor 15th May 2017, 6:10 PM edit delete reply
Thomas Dimensor

WHAT IS IT?! I- No, WE need to know!
Headgamer 15th May 2017, 9:48 PM edit delete reply
Part of me thinks it's true, but part of me think Seia is being tricky.
Lukkai 15th May 2017, 11:14 PM edit delete reply

That is the look of someone whose convictions just got shaken to the core.

I wonder where she'll go from this.

But at least we know so far, that she considered the Lethian Guild to be no more than pawns of the World Guild. Thus implying that she wants to reduce those and by that the power of the World Guild. Maybe they want to take over or at the least topple it? They could consider it to be a tyrannical ruling force that needs elimination. Or they (Zirconia) are just power hungry themselves.
From what I've seen of Ophelia so far however, I'm more of leaning towards "remove the tyrannical rule from the shadows by the World Guild" with a good measure of "whatever it takes". Though there are lines she's clearly not willing to cross, even if serial murder is not one of them.
Headgamer 16th May 2017, 12:59 AM edit delete reply
Ya, I agree. I had the feeling from the beginning that Ophelia would be turned and her expression screams paradigm shift. On top of that Seia underestimating anything at this point is almost laughable. Look at him gazing at her from the corner of his eye; letting her hear was a calculated move.

The more I think of it the clearer it becomes that he has a plan for her beyond mere interrogation.
Lukkai 17th May 2017, 9:28 AM edit delete reply
Now that I think of it...

Of course he could have not told her (supposing he wants her to know) for some rule or over. But what makes much more sense is something completely different.
Think about it: If he outright went and told her, would she believe him? Most likely not. But this? Her by chance overhearing information that wasn't even meant for her (at least not by Ruthford)? That kind of intel has cred stamped all over it.

And Seia might still just want info from Ophelia. But she's much more likely to give it, especially giving the right kind of information and not just parts of it or outright lies, if she's questioning the reasons of her past acts.
Proxy170 16th May 2017, 12:59 AM edit delete reply
You and Cici have this nasty habit of making your characters talk around something, but never reveal what it is! Oooh so cruel >.< lol
The Accidental Ninja 17th May 2017, 6:09 AM edit delete reply
The Accidental Ninja
Rufi, Cici, and most every other author out there...
It's actually a lot harder to find someone who DOESN'T do this in their stories x'D
Robert 16th May 2017, 1:51 AM edit delete reply
Something something, something something something! *There, now everyone knows!* :P
Lukkai 17th May 2017, 9:31 AM edit delete reply
You forgot there was that thing as well!

Why am I suddenly reminded of "Once upon a time in a battlefield" (I think "Hwangsanbul" is the original title? I don't know any Korean, so bear with me.)?
Matt Knab 16th May 2017, 4:50 AM edit delete reply
Matt Knab
If the knights are pawns, what are the bishops?! Haha, sorry.
I wonder what's going on?
Lukkai 17th May 2017, 9:32 AM edit delete reply
They're the towers of our community, obviously. ;)
MST3KFan 16th May 2017, 5:37 AM edit delete reply
If they're the pawns...who are the knights, rooks, bishops, and... XP

Something definitely is causing some shocked expressions here.
Gilrandir 16th May 2017, 6:27 AM edit delete reply
I do not think Kylie would be associated with anything as disreputable as a pawn-sy scheme! ^_^ We should peer amid the many tangled plot lines and invest our sympathies where they are most deserved. ^_^
Crestlinger 16th May 2017, 6:48 AM edit delete reply
Solves the problem of how to get her to listen in but forswear all involvement in doing so And explain things without actually revealing any classified info yourself.
Centcomm 16th May 2017, 10:50 AM edit delete reply
intereeesting :D
KAM 16th May 2017, 5:08 PM edit delete reply
"Lethian Knight just pawn in game of life."

Seabiscuit 17th May 2017, 1:30 AM edit delete reply
...Oh dear... Those looks... Those eyes...
I wonder if Seia secretly wanted her to hear...~
Lukkai 17th May 2017, 9:33 AM edit delete reply
Certainly looks that way to me.
The Accidental Ninja 17th May 2017, 6:10 AM edit delete reply
The Accidental Ninja
Hah, knew we weren't going to hear it yet. But I honestly wasn't expecting Ophelia to hear it... Hmm, this'll be interesting... I wonder how this will change her opinion on things?