Comic 266 - Personally be the one

19th Nov 2014, 7:51 PM in Chapter Four
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266 - Personally be the one
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rufiangel 19th Nov 2014, 7:51 PM edit delete
rufiangel
Phew, finally done with today's strip. Hope you guys don't mind the temporary dip into what the other side is up to!

We're approaching the end of the chapter, which means another two week break will be taken while I prep for Chapter Five. If you lovely, lovely readers have anything you'd like to see during the break (reader feedback, side-stories or whatnot) then please let me know in the comments. Thankyewww <3

EDIT: I listed some potential side-stories in the comment replies below, if you would like to know what kind of scenes that would entail. :)

Comments:

Roberrt 19th Nov 2014, 8:08 PM edit delete reply
Roberrt
Those eyes... what exactly do we call that? A little pain with a tinge of insanity?
Lukkai 19th Nov 2014, 10:06 PM edit delete reply
I wouldn't say a "little" pain from the looks of it.

Guy's looking and sounding as if he was on his last stretch.
rufiangel 19th Nov 2014, 10:45 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
He's just a little intense? :D Maybe XD
KAM 19th Nov 2014, 8:29 PM edit delete reply
KAM
I'm terrible at making suggestions. The previous feedback session was fun. What kind of side-stories? Nemi giving a speech? The coco gaining XP for stealing Cain's coat? The secret origin of Seai's monocle?
rufiangel 19th Nov 2014, 10:50 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Hey, I like your suggestions! :D Ah, there IS a story to Seia's monocle, actually, if people want to see that... XD;

Would people want to see a list of side-stories to choose from? For example:
- Kylie and Mike's 'missing scene' of a shopping trip
- The party's first 'yay we're a team' drink together (... with potentially drunken results)
- An extension of the conversation between Kylie and Cain after the cutaway (which is kind of about what Kylie inadvertently saw earlier)

Stuff like that. Would people want to see that? It wouldn't be in the same level of the webcomic quality though - probably sketchier.
Lukkai 21st Nov 2014, 5:12 AM edit delete reply
erm... All of the above?
Headgamer 21st Nov 2014, 6:07 AM edit delete reply
Headgamer
Second all of the above.
rufiangel 21st Nov 2014, 9:28 AM edit delete reply
rufiangel
You guyyyyyysssss XD;;;;;;;;;;
rufiangel 21st Nov 2014, 9:28 AM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Waaah XD; Chapter Five may never begin at that rate!
prayformercy 19th Nov 2014, 9:36 PM edit delete reply
Nemi side stories while she is hopped up on caffeine plz. :D
Lukkai 19th Nov 2014, 10:07 PM edit delete reply
I would have said something along the lines "Eh, just give the side over to Nemi for a while. She'll know what to do!" myself. ;)
rufiangel 19th Nov 2014, 10:52 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Hmmm... potentially I could do a short side-story on Nemi and Kylie when they went shopping for dresses in Lari. It was a scene I cut out for length. Maybe people would want to see it?
prayformercy 20th Nov 2014, 12:31 AM edit delete reply
I dont think anyone would turn down a story with Nemi in it =D ( that being said, yes i would like to see the shopping scene ^^)
rufiangel 19th Nov 2014, 10:50 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Hahaha, I think that could last one page. XD; Er, one panel, really...

EDIT: On second thought, that's not true. It could actually last a hundred pages but only feel like it was the length of one to all the rest of the characters present. >_>
Seabiscuit 19th Nov 2014, 11:21 PM edit delete reply
Seabiscuit
These jerks, trying to steal Cain? Jeez.
Abel is one gross dude!

Ohh...Side stories sound fun ;D
rufiangel 20th Nov 2014, 3:43 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Hahahaha, poor Abel, he doesn't mean to be so gross. XD;;;

Is there any particular side story you'd be interested in reading? :D
Seabiscuit 20th Nov 2014, 10:55 PM edit delete reply
Seabiscuit
Anything involving any of the kitties!;D
rufiangel 21st Nov 2014, 9:23 AM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Geh? Kitties? XD;;; You mean... Kijini?
Seabiscuit 21st Nov 2014, 9:27 AM edit delete reply
Seabiscuit
Yiss!
Outlaw 20th Nov 2014, 12:11 AM edit delete reply
Outlaw
I hope to someday see Abel getting his @$$ handed to him.
rufiangel 20th Nov 2014, 3:43 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
I'm going to be totally spoilery (sort of XD) and suggest that Abel's current condition kind of implies that he kind of already did. XD;;;;
Outlaw 20th Nov 2014, 3:52 PM edit delete reply
Outlaw
I sorta was thinking that... But I didn't wanna assume.
rufiangel 21st Nov 2014, 9:23 AM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Awww, Outlaw! If it's you, you can assume anytiiime ;D
mjkj 20th Nov 2014, 12:55 AM edit delete reply
mjkj
Insane - Why does Ren stay with him???

rufiangel 20th Nov 2014, 3:44 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Pure devotion. :)
HeSerpenty 20th Nov 2014, 2:30 AM edit delete reply
HeSerpenty
Ooohh nuuu it looks like some serious stuff is gonna happen in chapter 5!! QAQ
I don't like Abel.. he has them CRAZY eyes D:
rufiangel 20th Nov 2014, 3:44 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Hahaha, yep. Chapter Five is going to be crazy! @_@ As crazy as Abel's eyes XD
Jarvi 20th Nov 2014, 2:42 AM edit delete reply
Jarvi
No bringing Cain! D:
rufiangel 20th Nov 2014, 3:44 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
What if they bring Cain somewhere nice and fluffy? :D
Jarvi 20th Nov 2014, 5:25 PM edit delete reply
Jarvi
....... I hope that you don't mind that but... I DON'T TRUST YOU! >:O
rufiangel 21st Nov 2014, 9:24 AM edit delete reply
rufiangel
XD;;;; Awwwww *looks guilty* fiiine...
Allzephyr 20th Nov 2014, 8:03 AM edit delete reply
Allzephyr
How about the party is in a crowded town or something and a pickpocket steals Kylie's blood crystal. Kylie and Nemi tear after the thief while Cain and Mike are doing something elsewhere. Naturally everyone gets involved by the end before the whole situation is resolved in a whimsical manner.

...I feel like I get way too much of my inspiration and references from Fullmetal Alchemist.
rufiangel 20th Nov 2014, 3:47 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Hahaha, then the pickpocket needs to steal Kylie's Lethian Guild emblem to make it like that FMA scene. XD; Technically a blood crystal has zero monetary value in the components themselves (an empty crystal you can get for 30 blobs filled with someone's blood? :S). And if the pickpocket isn't smart enough to realise that, then they're probably not fast enough to get away from Nemi's extreme speed stat. XD;;

Sorry to nitpick at your suggestion XD;;;;; I'm terrible.

But a fun burst of activity that involves everyone is what you'd be interested in reading? :)
Allzephyr 20th Nov 2014, 11:54 PM edit delete reply
Allzephyr
No, nitpicking is part of the creative process. Give me a minute.

Alright, the thief is a (possibly stupid) kijinni who steals Kylie's item bag. He gets away briefly and just as the others catch up he has rooted through the bag and, finding the blood crystal useless, tosses it away, where it falls into a sewer. Yep, I want to shove Cain into a sewer now. It'll be great fun.
rufiangel 21st Nov 2014, 9:26 AM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Hehehe, well if you say that then I'ma just be nitpicky for fun! :D

Your scenario would work if Kylie actually stows her blood crystal in her item bag, but she doesn't. She carries it on her person. :P Sorry to be your killjoy.

That said, if you would like to shove Cain into a sewer, you are free to fanart or fanfic it up XD;;;;; (Though... poor Cain!! Why a sewer?! XD;;;;)
Allzephyr 21st Nov 2014, 1:13 PM edit delete reply
Allzephyr
Of course it has to be a sewer, don't be absurd.
If only I could draw though. If only....
But yeah, no worries. This was fun as hell to just write.
rufiangel 21st Nov 2014, 2:57 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Ahahahaha XD It was just as fun to read!! <3 Thank you for coming up with it!
CiciEnixa 20th Nov 2014, 10:51 AM edit delete reply
CiciEnixa
I swear, if they so much as even step on Seia's or Cain's shadow, Imma be breakin' some legs tonight.

That said, side stories sound fun! I don't know what I'd like to see though...
rufiangel 20th Nov 2014, 3:50 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Even just their shadow?! XD; Dang Cici! You're tough! (Lots of legs may have to get broken next chapter...)

If a canonical side-trip sound fun then that's probably what I'll go for. :)
Staccato 20th Nov 2014, 12:57 PM edit delete reply
I'm honestly not really feeling all the Abel hate that a lot of people seem to have. Although we don't have the whole story, Cain did some awful stuff too, so even if he's going crazy/overboard now, I can see where he's coming from. I hope we get to see more of that backstory, sooner or later. Maybe one of the side stories could be Cain and Abel or Ren and Abel as kids?
rufiangel 20th Nov 2014, 3:58 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Hehehe, some Abel/Cain/Ren backstory, eh? Mmmm... We'll definitely be seeing that in more detail as the chapters unfold, in the main storyline. :)
Crestlinger 20th Nov 2014, 3:57 PM edit delete reply
The thickener has been liberally applied to the plot. Divide in equal parts into black pot and kettle and stir as required. Serves 7.
As to what to see during break? Everything that's currently on the cutting room floor, such as was mentioned above. Personally (if relevant), I'd like to know what happened to the various looted goods they got off the thieves and previously; Oh and Coffee heheh.
rufiangel 21st Nov 2014, 9:27 AM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Hahaha, plot thickener <3

The various looted goods, hmm? Well... they probably sold most of it, but if you'd like to see how that works then... :) Okie! Thank you :D