Comic 278 - Incompetence

5th Jan 2015, 12:00 PM in Chapter Five
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278 - Incompetence
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rufiangel 5th Jan 2015, 12:00 PM edit delete
Happy Monday! :)

Mikey and Jinn were under the impression Cain was a capable cleric because he was travelling with Kylie, in case you are wondering why he's surprised to find out that Cain is... not. XD;


Seabiscuit 5th Jan 2015, 12:24 PM edit delete reply
Ohh...Ouch. Just a bit too harsh. Both what he said to her and what he says about himself. Then again Kylie was, too. Mutual meanness. :C
So they were expecting him to be all super pro, huh? Oh boy.:D
rufiangel 5th Jan 2015, 11:30 PM edit delete reply
Yeah... even Cain is a little surprised at himself there. XD; But this is how he'll grow. :3 (I hope >_>)

And yeah, I think Mikey was kinda expecting someone a little more super pro. XDD But Mikey's nice, he don't mind that he was wrong. ;D
ptmc 5th Jan 2015, 12:50 PM edit delete reply
Well, I suppose a cleric could gain lots of exp by casting heal a lot at a temple...

...Even if it's not actual battle exp.
rufiangel 5th Jan 2015, 11:31 PM edit delete reply
Hmmmm~~ well, you'd certainly become very proficient at casting 'heal' a lot if that's all you do... XD;
CiciEnixa 5th Jan 2015, 2:25 PM edit delete reply
Well, I mean... I could be wrong, but Cain being what he is and all, he probably had no chance of getting actual clerical training (edit: erm... I have just been informed that clerical training and jobs are an actual thing in real life and in no way related to what I was trying to say lol). Plus, restrictive chains. He could probs do massive healing in one go and never have to heal anyone for the next five minutes without the chains, giving him more time to look at butterflies.

I wish Kijin exist here. I wouldn't mind a surprise Nemi on my lap. :3
rufiangel 5th Jan 2015, 11:33 PM edit delete reply
*hugs Cici* <3 I missed your comments XD <3

LOL Clerical Training! XD Cain *would* make a great clerical assistant... :P And I love the image of Cain just calmly sitting around, watching butterflies float by. XD;;;

You could just get a cat? They do similar things. XD
CiciEnixa 5th Jan 2015, 11:41 PM edit delete reply
Cats are evil, evil creatures, at least in my area. They are almost never nice XP

Besides, Nemi is superior to the common housecat. (I also missed commenting ;D)
rufiangel 6th Jan 2015, 5:52 PM edit delete reply
<333 *hugs Cici again*

Sometimes cats are ebil when they're in serious survival mode. ;w; If one follows you around, take it in and care for it and it will probably protect you from all the other ebil ones forever.

And I suppose Nemi is less likely to climb onto my desk and knock off my tablet and tablet pen stand onto the floor while trying to get behind the curtains. =_=a
Lukkai 7th Jan 2015, 7:24 AM edit delete reply
Find a young, orphaned Iriomote Cat then. ;)
rufiangel 7th Jan 2015, 11:13 AM edit delete reply

Lukkai 8th Jan 2015, 10:26 AM edit delete reply
God, I love that series!

(And I'll admit, my favourite character is Kagura.)
rufiangel 8th Jan 2015, 11:33 AM edit delete reply
That series was SHO cute. <3 I like all 'em characters! XD; My personal favourites are probably Sakaki and Osaka. :P
KAM 5th Jan 2015, 9:03 PM edit delete reply
Headgamer 5th Jan 2015, 10:25 PM edit delete reply
Yay more backstory time!
rufiangel 5th Jan 2015, 11:34 PM edit delete reply
Correct! :D Just a little bit. ;) I thought maybe readers might want to know at this point where Cain is coming from.
Damatris 5th Jan 2015, 10:37 PM edit delete reply
Aaaaw Cain, so harsh on yourself and on Kylie... I hope those two make up soon.
rufiangel 5th Jan 2015, 11:36 PM edit delete reply
Cain can be harsh, ne? >_<; He has a very high intelligence score and has some experience in the royal court, actually, and is capable of slinging pretty accurate stings if he wants to. He just rarely wants to, is all. >_>a

And minor spoiler: you don't have much to worry about. XD;;
Crestlinger 6th Jan 2015, 1:59 AM edit delete reply
'About an hour after leaving the castle I had lived at and escaped, to wander until I reached a town with an inn and a a bathouse'

Panel 6 that supposed to be 'Angry?'
rufiangel 6th Jan 2015, 5:54 PM edit delete reply
>_>... I think this reference went over my head, I'm sorry ;w;

And nope! If you look back, you'll notice Mike says 'Ang' very often. It's kind of his thing. :)
HeSerpenty 6th Jan 2015, 11:39 AM edit delete reply
Awwww little Cain. I'm tryin to figure out what's goin through KYLIE's head right now--- your expressions on this page are so good!

The other day I was reading some new stuff about the biblical Cain and Abel (well, not new but I had never heard it before)(lol of COURSE I thought of your Cain and ABel the whole time XD). A lot of the biblical Cain's resentment towards Abel was him being praised more, and the "favorite" so to speak. Well all this to say It makes me wonder about this Cain's maybe deeper resentment towards "prodigies" I dunno!
(biblical Cain is a huge arsehole though XDD..not like my sweet, wittle Cainy-Wainy here XD)
rufiangel 6th Jan 2015, 5:58 PM edit delete reply
Aww, thanks Serps! ;_;* *hug*

And wow you have no idea how giddy I am that you picked up on that! XD;;; <3 [spoiler alert] You picked that up a good week before I show a relevant flashback! [/spoiler alert] XD;; There's a lot of stuff between the biblical Cain and Abel and the SF Cain and Abel that are quite similar, so if you've read up on that, then you can probably guess a lot of the stuff in their relationship beforehand ;D GO SERPS!

Also: 'Cainy-Wainy' wins a prize for being the most cutesy nickname for him yet XD;;;;
Lukkai 6th Jan 2015, 1:25 PM edit delete reply
Erm.. No offense. But I wouldn't say that Nemi popped into his lap as much as that certain parts of her popped into his lap.

Not that the average young male would mind, I guess. ;)

Sorry, I just couldn't resist that one.

On another note: Nice change of mind with Kylie here. Third panel pretty much "Now you're going to get it!" I think. Second panel it sinks in that he's at least partially right. Third panel "Okay, I can't make a reasonable and fair argument right now. I need to take five, get some air and a clear and calm mind again."
Is how I read her in those panels.

Did I mention Nemi for the win?
rufiangel 6th Jan 2015, 5:59 PM edit delete reply
LOL, oh Lukkai. I took it a step further by accidentally cropping out quite a bit unintentionally when I posted the WIP of that panel on FB. Take a look and read the comments. XD;;;

Oh, and I loved your analysis of those panels :D <333

Nemi gets love just by being herself! XD;;; That makes my job easier I guess~! lol. XD;
TheD-Wrek 7th Jan 2015, 3:03 AM edit delete reply
Bah, gawd! It's Cain!!! :O
rufiangel 7th Jan 2015, 11:13 AM edit delete reply
Cain: D: I'm not scary I promise
Cain: I also don't know how to wrestle people onto the ground
Cain: lyk srsly
mjkj 12th Jan 2015, 6:13 PM edit delete reply
Awwww.... Nemi <3

*lol* @alt text :D
Apvogt 9th Jul 2015, 3:16 PM edit delete reply
Where can I get a Nemi? I would love to have Nemi as a friend.
Slim Kittens 5th Sep 2015, 9:12 AM edit delete reply
Slim Kittens
I love Cain's expression in panel 3. You really captured that "I'm contrite but don't start in on me" look.

Nemi: "Mr. Cain, how long have you been a cleric?"
Cain: "What time is it?"