Comic 283 - A Passing Aqua

16th Jan 2015, 6:00 PM in Chapter Five
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283 - A Passing Aqua
Average Rating: 5 (8 votes)

Author Notes:

rufiangel 16th Jan 2015, 6:00 PM edit delete
rufiangel
"That's not exactly a temple, Nemi...

... it's a convenient point where Rufi can start doing seriously belated world building."

Hope you guys don't mind this extremely slow start to the chapter. XD; I usually don't do this; if you check earlier chapters, I have always gone straight into a spot of action at least within 10 pages from the start. It's shocking (to me anyway) that the characters have done nothing remotely action-y for the past 13 pages and will continue to not do so for a few more pages. I guess I feel I can risk this now that I'm at chapter five, and take some time to actually show you guys what the heck Archaeia is like. :D

And I kinda like how the first panel turned out so here's a close up >_>
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And thanks for responding to the Disqus question guys, hehe. I was taking a leaf outta Cici's book and it was pretty cool seeing a couple of theories. :D

Have an awesome weekend, lovely readers! :) Catch you on Monday!

Comments:

CiciEnixa 16th Jan 2015, 6:14 PM edit delete reply
CiciEnixa
:O *mesmerized at the pretty aqua* If... If I poke it... will it go kablooey and drown everything in its wake? issoprettyhowyoudodis
rufiangel 17th Jan 2015, 1:51 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
XDDD Is that what you want it to do!! Lol XD

If you poke it, your finger will get wet >_> ... that is all XD

And I'm not 100% sure how I did it, I just remember it involves something like 20 layers and a lot of Overlay, Screen and pain XD;;;;;
sigpig 6th Jan 2016, 1:20 PM edit delete reply
sigpig
"If you poke it, your finger will get wet"..

THAT'S WHAT SHE SAID!!!

Sorry, couldn't help it...
rufiangel 6th Jan 2016, 5:21 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Oh my goodness :'DDD *bops sigpig*
mjkj 16th Jan 2015, 6:25 PM edit delete reply
mjkj
Wow, so pretty... O_O

Oh, that "temple" looks like it has a sun-symbol over the entrance - maybe it is stuffed with sun tanning beds to provide people with the necessary sun rays while the aqua is blocking it? :p

rufiangel 17th Jan 2015, 1:53 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Thankyew! :D

Hahaha, if you look closely the symbol is the same as the one all over the place in Cain's flashback on the previous page. ;) It's not quite a sun, but we haven't gotten a close enough look to see what it actually is so no worries. XD
mjkj 19th Jan 2015, 9:13 PM edit delete reply
mjkj
Well, not really all over but halfway covered by speech bubbles...
rufiangel 19th Jan 2015, 9:55 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Hahaha! I had to look back and see what you meant because I was so confused; I was so SURE I had put in at least FIVE instances of this emblem in that single panel...

And I did, except I forgot the filters pretty much blurred it all out. XD;;; Sorry about that. If you look REALLY carefully you can see it on each panel of the 'moving walkway' where Cain and Abel are standing, alongside the two sculptures on the bridge.

My bad! :P
mjkj 9th Feb 2015, 4:52 AM edit delete reply
mjkj
Ah, now that you mention it... ^_^'
KAM 16th Jan 2015, 7:25 PM edit delete reply
KAM
No action? Did you forget about Kylie's stomping?

So bodies of water just randomly float overhead in this world? 8-o
rufiangel 17th Jan 2015, 1:53 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Oh, I forgot about that, yes. XD; Didn't think it quite counted but we can say it does!

And yes. XD; More on that next week!
catfire13 16th Jan 2015, 9:40 PM edit delete reply
catfire13
TEAM AQUAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!~
rufiangel 17th Jan 2015, 1:54 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
.... YEAAAAHHHHH!!!¬ :D
catfire13 18th Jan 2015, 3:46 AM edit delete reply
catfire13
AQUAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA~
Roberrt 16th Jan 2015, 10:15 PM edit delete reply
Roberrt
The question on every redneck airship owner's mind... 'But can you fish in it?'

Looks great Rufi, and story development is nice to have in addition to action!
rufiangel 17th Jan 2015, 1:55 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Aww yay! :D Thank you!! I'm glad to hear that, I hope to do both as much justice as possible~! >_<)/ (I like action haha)

There are no fish in an aqua, unfortunately :< sowee
Seabiscuit 16th Jan 2015, 11:13 PM edit delete reply
Seabiscuit
Uh oh, another water thingy!!
So they look that pretty! That's really gorgeous! That close up is just awesomes...:D
I don't think this is a slow start at all! It was very amusing, and cool seeing more Cain flashbacks ;D
(Yay, world building!)
(Bahahahah that alt text!!)
(I'm worried about the one above the capital now...)
(I feel so out of touch with the internet, I don't really even know what Disqus is :D)
rufiangel 17th Jan 2015, 2:02 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Hurray~! :D Thank you, I'm glad people think it's purdy!! ;w;* I put a lot of work into it but now I'm worried about replicating it properly. XD;;; We'll see LOL.

And yes, finally some world building - hopefully the next few pages will be interesting~~!

About Disqus; Disqus is just a comment system you can implement into any webpage for free, so a lot of websites use it (not just webcomics!). It uses javascript to form threads of discussion, and shares universal accounts across Facebook and Google and whatnot so you can sign in without a CF account. It's supposed to be a convenient tool for leaving comments and having a 'disqus'sion, hurr hurr.

I've been seeing ways I can try to integrate usage of it as more of a forum discussion thing for SF, so it's more for general talk than individual page comments. I probably have some ways to go before I really figure out how to get this going though XD;;;

(For another example of Disqus integration, if you check out FD2R, Cici has a separate page called 'The Wall' where readers post conspiracy theories using Disqus, and she promises free art to people who get things right as the story goes on XD)
HeSerpenty 17th Jan 2015, 12:54 AM edit delete reply
HeSerpenty
That's so beautiful!! Lolol so amazing to see in finished after I had the honor to see it in the beginning stages :3

I kinda wanna walk around under one of those things XD. Lol...and don't worry about the "slow start to the chapter" XDD...I've been intrigued with each n every page!
rufiangel 17th Jan 2015, 2:04 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
XDD Awww, it was an honour to be watched by you as you drew that beautiful Byleero XD <333

I think walking around an aquarium is pretty darn close to walking under an aqua, except it's outdoors and not indoors XD

And thankyew so much Serps for that ;w;* I feel a lot better about going slow to know it's been interesting so far!! (Hope no one falls asleep in the upcoming history lesson XD;;;)
Jarvi 17th Jan 2015, 1:27 AM edit delete reply
Jarvi
Wow this is so coool :D I was wondering hard what was this aquafall.. and this.. this is sooooo coool and pretty... and omg it's blue, you knew I will like this chapter.. omgomgomgomgomg....

<NOT JUMPING OUT OF EXCITEMENT AT ALL! NOPE!>
rufiangel 17th Jan 2015, 2:05 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
XDDD <333 Saari-nii, I luff you XD *glomp*

I'm happy to finally explain (to some extent) what the aquafall everyone saw in Chapter Two was!! Gosh it only took me maybe eighteen months.... XDDDD;;;;

But yes, LOTS OF BLUE COMIN' UP SAARI-NII!! :D I dedicate all this blueness to your blue majesty <3 XD
prayformercy 17th Jan 2015, 6:08 AM edit delete reply
The real question here isnt about whether or not its a temple, its how many wallets did Nemi take while everyone was stareing at the aqua.
rufiangel 17th Jan 2015, 2:06 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Hahaha, all the party members are well aware now of Nemi's habits and keep their stuff safe. XD;
Crestlinger 17th Jan 2015, 10:36 AM edit delete reply
Any relation to the village that had flooding issues awhile back?
rufiangel 17th Jan 2015, 2:07 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Haha, if you mean Kori Village, yes. Kylie mentions Kori Village in the second panel. :)
Lukkai 17th Jan 2015, 11:04 AM edit delete reply
So that's what an Aquafall is. I had a few ideas, but this really came out of left field!
The question remains (or more of rises now) just what an Aqua is. Obviously not all too common from Nemi's comment. But a kind of water elemental maybe?

Looks beautiful though, really!
rufiangel 17th Jan 2015, 2:08 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Hehe, I'm glad you think so! :D <3

Aquas will be explained in the coming week, to some extent. :) I know it took me a while to get here XD thanks for being so patient!
Outlaw 17th Jan 2015, 5:07 PM edit delete reply
Outlaw
Awesome page, my friend.
I REALLY like the setting and atmosphere you used.

Also, I'm curious as to WHAT if it is... if not a temple..
rufiangel 19th Jan 2015, 12:10 AM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Thank you, Outlaw! :D <333 I really am happy to hear that from you, especially knowing you're into RPG mythos! ;D

And yeah, Cain tells everyone what it is in the first panel of the next strip, just spoiling you in advance. XD <3
Proxy170 19th Jan 2015, 3:35 AM edit delete reply
Proxy170
All caught up! It's like reading a video game, I love it! You take a lot of patience in your character development, and it really pays off ^_^ And your art is fantastic, of course!
rufiangel 19th Jan 2015, 11:58 AM edit delete reply
rufiangel
O_O Wow Proxy!! *hugs tightly* Thank you so much!!! I'm so happy~~! XD <3

I appreciate how you've been working on developing your six MCs in PA so it is very uplifting to hear you say nice things about my character development :D <3 Thank you!! And I'll keep trying my best re: art ;w;* I still feel like I have so much space to improve but I'll take it one strip at a time~!

Ahhh thank youuu ;w; *hugs again* I want to give all ya peeps who read through this big archive a medal XD;;; *gives lots of virtual chocolate chip cookies instead* you awesomes