Comic Happy Halloween 2019

1st Nov 2019, 3:15 PM in Chapter Eight
Happy Halloween 2019
Average Rating: 5 (9 votes)
rufiangel 1st Nov 2019, 3:15 PM edit delete
Hey everyone! I hope you guys are having a happy Halloween :) at the very least, please treat yourself!

I apologise for such a long break since my last update. I know a few words here and there would have been better than nothing at all. It was just hard to feel like I was always coming back to readers empty-handed; I wanted to come up with something concrete before I updated again.

And so here I am, because I do now have a much more concrete idea of how things are going to be, if all goes well. I finished Chapter 9 roughs last night, so now I can direct my focus on hammering out the details with new character designs, updated party gear and so on. I'll be putting up updates on those throughout this month and next on Twitter, FB, Discord and Patreon.

I fully expect to start posting comic updates again next year in 2020, probably starting February. I'm sorry that I can't say I will be posting it any sooner - but I am determined to start off Chapter 9 right, which means providing myself enough buffer and time. A year-long delay between chapters is very long, so I intend to also work on some proper visual chapter recaps to make it easier to catch up on what's been missed.

I have some real-life updates to share that will impact Serpamia Flare, but as the details are still firming up I can't quite share them yet - will definitely share more around mid-December, though.

It's been so long since I came into ComicFury, actually, that I think I have a backlog of PMs and comments that span *months* O_O; I'm super sorry about this, I'll be sure to start catching up on those soon!

Thanks for everyone's patience and kind words. I'll be back again, sooner rather than later I hope :D
rufiangel 30th Dec 2019, 10:36 PM edit delete
Heya folks, I'm just jotting this in real quick - I'm hoping to put up a proper update tomorrow - but yeah, I'm looking at a likelihood of updating SF in the last week of February. Lots I want to do before that point though, like catch up on webcomics and adjust the website a bit. Catch you all tomorrow on the last day of the year for the fuller update :D
KAM 1st Nov 2019, 5:09 PM edit delete reply
Happy Halloween!

Good to see you're still alive and hope you stay safe!

rufiangel 19th Nov 2019, 4:52 PM edit delete reply
I hope you had a happy Halloween yourself KAM! :D Thank you for your kind words ;v;* I will do my utmostin this crazy time! o7
mjkj 1st Nov 2019, 5:22 PM edit delete reply
Yayyyy... Uuuuuuuuppppddddaaaaaatttteeeeeee!!!! =D

...and Nemi is enjoying all that candy... 👍

*hugs Rufi*
rufiangel 19th Nov 2019, 4:51 PM edit delete reply
*hugs* >w<* Thank you mjkj~~~

Nemi is like... super candy hog XD though I dread to think how hyper a sugared-up Nemi would be. Brr! Though I imagine her crash mode would be as intense... XD
megados 1st Nov 2019, 8:16 PM edit delete reply
Happy Halloween! (a little late) :D

Nice to see you poke your head in! I certainly don't mind if you stop in and say "Hello". You don't have to wait until you produce something to do that. It's just nice to know you're OK.

It's also good to know that you have a better idea of how things will go. I do hope you won't wait until 2020 to pop in to say Hi! Don't worry that you have to have something in hand in order to do that!

It sounds like your RL circumstances are coming together, and that sounds like a good thing.

Good to see you!
rufiangel 19th Nov 2019, 4:50 PM edit delete reply
I'm much later! XD Sorry about that, but thank you for your very kind words, megados :D <3

I'll try to be better about keeping the website updated so it doesn't stay as dead for as long as I let it this year again. Thank you for your kind and constant support even throughout this lull though ;v;*

RL stuff is nuts here but the year is wrapping up soon and I hope to have something cleared up before I post about it to update everyone. Here's to hoping it all goes smoothly~

Thank you again for your support ;v;*
MST3KFan 1st Nov 2019, 10:20 PM edit delete reply
It lives!!!

I would hope most of your readers understand that "life happens" and things come up that might interfere in the comic production.

One is not always able to communicate this.

But it sounds like things are starting to fit together for you, and we'll all wait for 2020 excitedly.

"Good things come to those who wait." ...or something like that.
rufiangel 19th Nov 2019, 4:48 PM edit delete reply
Thank you MST3K! :) I think I dropped the ball in communicating, so I won't blame readers who feel that I've kind of abandoned things. I do have hopes for a better 2020 though for sure! Thank you for your kind words, MST3K~~~

Also thank you for the sweet quote, though I hope no one has to wait too much longer, I'm also impatient to start the comic back up again XD;;
moonwolf8 2nd Nov 2019, 9:07 AM edit delete reply
Thank you for the cute picture. It's great to hear from you again.
rufiangel 19th Nov 2019, 4:46 PM edit delete reply
Thank you moonwolf ;v;* <3 I appreciate your continued support even with my prolonged absence!
CiciEnixa 2nd Nov 2019, 9:31 PM edit delete reply
Happy Halloween, Rufi <3
(Cain no don't eat the Madou candy, you don't know what's in it. But I love all the costumes, Mikey Belmont brings me joy XD)

Huzzah on finishing up the roughs! I'm sure it wasn't easy but you did it, and since it's helped make things more concrete for you, it was certainly a great decision to make.

Do your best!!! We await with much love and support. And I hope things are ok IRL, be safe and we wuv you lots <3<3<3
rufiangel 19th Nov 2019, 4:45 PM edit delete reply
I hope you had a happy Halloween too, Cici-muffin <33
(It's too late, he's already eating the Madou candy-kool-aid and is gonna start sharing terrible jokes soon enough :P Also I'm SO happy you got the Belmont costume, I wasn't sure it was obvious enough! XD <33 yayyy thankyew)

I'd say it was a rough journey getting all the roughs done, but that would make it seem like I ate the Madou-candy-kool-aid myself sooo... let's just say it definitely took a while but I'm so glad I finished XD

Things are crazy IRL, but your love and support means so very much <3 I have so much to catch up on on FD2R and everything else, it's nuts! I'll get there soon enough though I hope <3

Thank you Cici-muffin <3 <3 <3
DLKmusic 3rd Nov 2019, 1:45 AM edit delete reply
Yeay for update, yeay for Halloween, and yeay for Rufi!

Glad to see you have a plan, and I can't wait till your December update.... Inquiring minds really DO want to know!!!

p.s. CAIN, put on a costume, you party pooper!!! you could at least wear a t-shirt that says "generic scary thing"!
rufiangel 19th Nov 2019, 4:42 PM edit delete reply
Thank you DLK!! :D I really appreciate your continued support! Once a RL thing pans out I'll be able to share it in December. We'll see how it goes!

Also, LOL, believe it or not he is actually in costume XD I know it's a plain one though. Someone out there probably knows what it is... I think...?
Matt Knab 3rd Nov 2019, 5:49 AM edit delete reply
Matt Knab
An art from Rufi is always a treat. :)
Can't wait to see what you are working on!
rufiangel 19th Nov 2019, 4:41 PM edit delete reply
Aww geez :x thank you Matt, that is super kind of you! <3 It's a little slow-going, it seems I'm building up steam very slowly, lol. But I'll definitely get there :D Thank you for commenting still <33 ;v;*
Wido 4th Nov 2019, 8:40 PM edit delete reply
Seeing my feed with a SF update! glad you are ok, glad that your updating, Nemi's trial is unsettling and I want to know what will happen!
rufiangel 19th Nov 2019, 4:40 PM edit delete reply
Thank you!! ;v;* I very much want to share this chapter with you guys soon as I can, too! It'll have a LOT of Nemi in it, that much I can guarantee XD; but also other stuff I hope you guys will enjoy :3 Coming next year for sure!
Paul Wilson 10th Nov 2019, 10:26 PM edit delete reply
Hey Rufiangel,..

i just poped in from T to see if you were still alive,...
It`s good to see you are.

Will you also be posting there again next year?

I`m looking forward to any new updates, both comic and life wise.
rufiangel 19th Nov 2019, 4:39 PM edit delete reply
Thank you so much for your kind words ;v;* I will update again in December for sure, I think, I just need something to pan out first before I do. I am alive, but I am bad at updating when I get stressed, which has been this year OTL but I hope to get better at it!
Caramaram 19th Nov 2019, 6:49 AM edit delete reply
Is... is Nemi a spriggan?

Lovely Halloween art :3 I will look forwards to your return for as long as it takes!
rufiangel 19th Nov 2019, 4:36 PM edit delete reply
Omg YES Caramaram!! XD I wasn't sure if it would be obvious enough, I'm glad you got it <3 Thank you so much for your kind words ;v;** I will do my best to return with a good, solid foundation >3<*
Alterna 19th Nov 2019, 10:58 AM edit delete reply
I'm so happy to hear an update :)
rufiangel 19th Nov 2019, 4:35 PM edit delete reply
Thank you Alterna <3 ;v;* I'll hopefully be back with another one sooner rather than later!
The Accidental Ninja 19th Nov 2019, 8:50 PM edit delete reply
The Accidental Ninja
*gasp* I just realized that I..... never posted on here..... x'DDD
but be assured I have been quietly squeeeing for a long while now :p

the drawing is so cute! x3 but uh... Kylie what are you gonna do with that sword...? x'D

Thanks for keeping us updated, take care of yourself and stay safe!
rufiangel 19th Nov 2019, 11:17 PM edit delete reply
Aww Kat, no worries XD I'm very happy to hear that though <3 thank you ;v;**

I'll admit, I was originally going to have Kylie look like she had just finished carving the pumpkin. However, I got so distracted drawing her outfit I completely forgot about this initial plan by the time I'd finished XDD so uh... now, just think of it as, she's viewing the jack o' lantern as a potential mob and is ready to tear it a new one! Yehhhh totally intentional art yo

I hope things are alright on your end too, dear <3
Gilrandir 20th Nov 2019, 9:54 PM edit delete reply
Just FYI, it appears the ComicFury link at the bottom of the page is broken. I don't know if that is theirs, or yours.
Gilrandir 20th Nov 2019, 11:26 PM edit delete reply
Apparently my browser was caching the "site not found" error page for that URL. Had to refresh, ame it seems to be working now. Apologies for the false alarm.
rufiangel 21st Nov 2019, 9:58 PM edit delete reply
Hey Gil, thanks for letting me know about that - it seems there was some borkage on CF's end for a bit that caused some funny stuff to happen. I think it's good for now, thankfully! :)
megados 24th Dec 2019, 4:26 AM edit delete reply
I thought I'd stop in to wish Merry Christmas to you (everyone, actually) a little early, in case you pop in!
rufiangel 29th Dec 2019, 11:25 PM edit delete reply
Aww, merry Christmas (belatedly) megados, and a very happy new year soon! :D

I meant to do my 'mid-December' update today, but I think I'll do it tomorrow instead. In the meantime, I hope you've been wrapping up the year well so far! X3
megados 31st Dec 2019, 10:16 AM edit delete reply
It's all good! Have a Happy Shiny New Year! :D