Comic 301 - Have we met before

27th Feb 2015, 8:40 PM in Chapter Five
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301 - Have we met before
Average Rating: 5 (19 votes)

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rufiangel 27th Feb 2015, 8:40 PM edit delete
rufiangel
Happy Friday!

Uhm, soooooo... I'll be travelling again, and it looks like there won't be an update on Monday. u_u;; I'm so sorry. So many random things happened so I failed to make a buffer, and I apologise! I won't be able to get back and start drawing again until Wednesday, so the update on Wednesday may be a wee bit late, too, depending. Thank you for your patience in advance! T_T

But great news - even more Gallery updates! ;__;* Thank you so, so much!

MST3KFan totally surprised me in the fanart thread in the forums with this awesome crossover:
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If you don't know Pow! Right in the Nostalgia, it's just full of 90s toys-cartoons-games-anime goodness - check it out if you don't know it already! XD;

Also, for hitting 300 strips on Wednesday, Rinkel of Xenobiosis fame drew me this lovely lovely fuwa-fuwa-feels Cain:
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<333 Thank you so much Rinkel~~!! ;w;* (Her webcomic Xenobiosis is rebooting mid-March, btw, so keep an eye out for that 'cause it's gonna rock ;D)

Last but not least, an incredibly lovely muffin popped this into my inbox today and scorched it:

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FLAME ON!! XD;;; But isn't it just seriously wow?! *hugs Cici* <333 Thankyew Cici I love it ;___;

(... I actually forgot to link her for a moment, she just draws so much awesome stuff for SF I just assumed for a second everyone would know XD Cici-muffin draws the brilliant From Dust to Ruination!)

Okaaay I have to eat dinner, pack the last few things and head off to the airport to go to a wedding in Korea this weekend, so I'll be back on Wednesday - hopefully with a fresh update for you guys! Sorry to take a break right in the middle of this tension. ;;;

Have a fantastic weekend, and see you on Wednesday! >_<)/

image (Please click to go to the DA journal entry that describes this in more detail :)

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Comments:

Prayformercy 27th Feb 2015, 8:45 PM edit delete reply
Prayformercy
Dammit, i hate being right ;_; not going to be fun for mikey.
rufiangel 4th Mar 2015, 1:51 AM edit delete reply
rufiangel
No, probably not. XD; Though I'm sure you like being right, at least!!
mjkj 27th Feb 2015, 8:46 PM edit delete reply
mjkj
Yayyy update :D

Oh... she has Michael's friend...

I just hope Nemi can help (and snatch that stone from her...)


Edit: PS: Great crossover pic :D

Prayformercy 27th Feb 2015, 8:47 PM edit delete reply
Prayformercy
she has been strangely absent so far, id say its a possibility!
mjkj 27th Feb 2015, 8:48 PM edit delete reply
mjkj
Yeah, sneaky as she is...
Lukkai 28th Feb 2015, 1:01 PM edit delete reply
Questions are: How crispy is she at the moment?

And if able to act: Is she sneaky enough for Ren?
(That she wasn't for Madou doesn't really surprise me, truth be told.)
rufiangel 4th Mar 2015, 1:52 AM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Isn't it just? :) And Nemi might be able to help! Depending...
mjkj 4th Mar 2015, 3:12 AM edit delete reply
mjkj
...depending if she is fried crispy toast or not...

I believe she even would do so if she were only half fried...

*hugs Nemi carefully* >_<'

LeRenardRoux 27th Feb 2015, 8:53 PM edit delete reply
LeRenardRoux
Miiike D:

This is super intense! The light beams for the puppet strings are amazing and so creepy omg :O
rufiangel 4th Mar 2015, 1:53 AM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Ehehehe, thank you! XD; I'm glad that they turned out alright!

The story is getting a little intense so I just hope I manage to keep all the threads together... pun-not-intended >_>
TheMentalist 27th Feb 2015, 9:06 PM edit delete reply
TheMentalist
Ah, but cain might just heal it...

*He even thought a baby batmole might be undead, so goodness knows this should qualify!*
Prayformercy 27th Feb 2015, 9:21 PM edit delete reply
Prayformercy
im not entirely sure cain is smart enough to make the connection sadly ;_; Hes not exactly world savvy i guess is a way to put it. AGain, he tried to heal a batmole >>
TheMentalist 27th Feb 2015, 10:09 PM edit delete reply
TheMentalist
True...
mjkj 28th Feb 2015, 3:30 PM edit delete reply
mjkj
But he is not black, so how would he be able to identify him as undead?
TheMentalist 2nd Mar 2015, 7:28 AM edit delete reply
TheMentalist
Uh, comicfury broke!
TheMentalist 2nd Mar 2015, 7:28 AM edit delete reply
TheMentalist
Silly comicfury, it broke!
TheMentalist 2nd Mar 2015, 7:28 AM edit delete reply
TheMentalist
Silly comicfury, when it broke it did it 3 times!
TheMentalist 2nd Mar 2015, 7:29 AM edit delete reply
TheMentalist
Well, wearing black... kinda counts as black. It? is wearing black.
TheMentalist 2nd Mar 2015, 12:16 PM edit delete reply
TheMentalist
Wow, that comment turned spastic! I have edited the repeat comment offender section here with comments related to the origin of spastic repeat commenting.
mjkj 2nd Mar 2015, 5:06 PM edit delete reply
mjkj
Well, here on ComicFury you should be able to delete (your own) comments...
TheMentalist 2nd Mar 2015, 10:32 PM edit delete reply
TheMentalist
Yeah, but I wanted to mock them just a little about it! *4 comments out of 1 post, they deserved it!*
mjkj 3rd Mar 2015, 8:23 AM edit delete reply
mjkj
Ah, true, yeah, that is understandable...


...and you seem to be not the only one *points down to Karda the Green's post(s)* - though it is only doubled not fourthed...
rufiangel 4th Mar 2015, 1:55 AM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Hahaha! Err wow, CF must have been having a funny issue there...

Next time though, probably best to delete it because it pads the comment count which I believe is used in the algorithm to determine a comic's popularity, and I think it'd be a liiiittle misleading. XD; Just a headsup for next time!
rufiangel 4th Mar 2015, 1:53 AM edit delete reply
rufiangel
I'd pose the question, 'do they really want to damage Jinn's corpse?'
TheMentalist 4th Mar 2015, 9:10 AM edit delete reply
TheMentalist
Hmmm... would healing actually damage the corpse, or merely the energies used in the puppetry here? *Also, padded comment count my pet super giant solar center of a star. A lot of mine have been forgone in lieu with Disqus below!*
rufiangel 4th Mar 2015, 12:25 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Padded comment count your pet super giant solar center of a star...? .___.??? ... ????? LOL, I'm trying so hard here, but... I'm sorry XDDD
TheMentalist 4th Mar 2015, 12:45 PM edit delete reply
TheMentalist
Yeah, but what I wanted to say... was best left unsaid.
CiciEnixa 27th Feb 2015, 9:22 PM edit delete reply
CiciEnixa
Noooooo rufi whyyyyyyyyy?! Why would you bring back such a heart-wrenching fight from the very peaks of Chapter- oh hey, Jinn's looking remarkably good, all things considered XP (I am awful)

How powerful would you have to be to keep a dead body around that long without it... you know... (unless Jinn is still somehow some way still totally save-able)?

The Mike face just makes me want to hug and pat him and stuff ;-;
Prayformercy 27th Feb 2015, 9:26 PM edit delete reply
Prayformercy
I think the way rufi described it before was, its not the body she keeps around, its his soul. She more or less creates a new body for it at will with her magic to use as her puppet. Rufi can correct me if im wrong but that was my understanding of it!
rufiangel 4th Mar 2015, 1:58 AM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Extremely close! :)
mjkj 3rd Mar 2015, 9:28 PM edit delete reply
mjkj
@Cici's avatar: Bon Appetit...


...but you should give your sister a headstart - because she will become a great artist and if you eat her that would be tragic...

rufiangel 4th Mar 2015, 1:57 AM edit delete reply
rufiangel
XDDD Omigosh, Cici!! LOL! Well, glad you find Jinn pleasin' to look at... XD;;;;;

Leela had to trick Jinn into drinking something, and then had to touch him physically in order to initiate the current situation between them, so it's not a very normal necro-sitch. I'll hopefully manage to flesh it out (*shudders at bad word usage*) in the later pages as Leela does the villain-monologue thing at some point. XD;;

And yesh, please, Mike needs all the hugsies he can get ;_;
Lukkai 4th Mar 2015, 9:52 AM edit delete reply
*silently hands rufi a selection of scalpels for the "fleshing out"*

Leela definitely seems like the type that would go into monologueing as soon as the opponent looks beaten.
Headgamer 27th Feb 2015, 9:30 PM edit delete reply
Headgamer
Ya, called that as soon as we saw her.

But the question is how can Mike fight back? Also since he's dead would healing hurt him? Even if Cain dosen't attack at least that meens Ren can't heal.
Prayformercy 27th Feb 2015, 10:24 PM edit delete reply
Prayformercy
Ren might not be able to heal it, but that doesnt mean he cant buff the hell outta it.
Lukkai 28th Feb 2015, 1:04 PM edit delete reply
I'm actually not sure whether his magic buffs can be used on a, sorry Mike, doll like this. Or might even hurt it. Maybe interfere with the magic controlling and moving it.
rufiangel 4th Mar 2015, 2:01 AM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Probably not all buffs work, but one or two might, depending~
rufiangel 4th Mar 2015, 2:00 AM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Yep, you definitely called it! XD;

Hmmm, is Jinn a normal zombie? I wonder~~
Jarvi 27th Feb 2015, 9:35 PM edit delete reply
Jarvi
.~~. That one. I want her to die :<
Poor Mike *hugs him tight*
Prayformercy 27th Feb 2015, 9:43 PM edit delete reply
Prayformercy
yea shes not my favorite person right now.
Lukkai 28th Feb 2015, 1:05 PM edit delete reply
I think even her own team wants that or at least wouldn't mind.
rufiangel 4th Mar 2015, 2:02 AM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Awww, Saari-nii XD;;;

Yay, Mike is getting all the hugs, he needs them so XD;; <333
MizuNoRyuu 27th Feb 2015, 9:49 PM edit delete reply
MizuNoRyuu
Cain quick! Cast a spell on Nemi's daggers so she can cut the magic threads and steal the soul crystal! D:
Headgamer 28th Feb 2015, 1:01 AM edit delete reply
Headgamer
♪ Steal Your Soul ♪
rufiangel 4th Mar 2015, 2:02 AM edit delete reply
rufiangel
LIKE! XD;;
rufiangel 4th Mar 2015, 2:02 AM edit delete reply
rufiangel
That's not a bad idea, but what spell would he cast? XD;;
MizuNoRyuu 4th Mar 2015, 6:55 AM edit delete reply
MizuNoRyuu
:< I dunno. I'd say make up something but I don't think this world works that way. T_T But they mustn't pass up this chance to somewhat save Michael's friend!
TheD-Wrek 27th Feb 2015, 10:19 PM edit delete reply
TheD-Wrek
Omg... noooo.... You're messing with my emotions here, Sensei<3! XD

Nemi!!!! Save them alllll!!!

Ha,ha, SF has been such an amazing ride so far. Totally my fave comic on CF. Can't wait for more! :D
rufiangel 4th Mar 2015, 2:04 AM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Mwahahaha! Now that you're on this ride, I'm not letting anyone off! >:D

Kidding aside~~ dang D, that is SUCH high praise and I'm so honoured to hear that from you!! ;___;* You're too kind! But thank you so much, I appreciate your super encouraging words to the max!! *hug*
Seabiscuit 27th Feb 2015, 10:24 PM edit delete reply
Seabiscuit
Ouch, that poor on his face...:(
I was wondering when Jinn would appear again, I figured it had to be now. Aw man.
(I really liked him when he first appeared so this always makes me sad hahah)

I think I hate this girl almost as much as Abel O:

(Have a fun trip!:D)
rufiangel 4th Mar 2015, 2:06 AM edit delete reply
rufiangel
*peers at avatar* ... Are you eating... grass? XD;;;

And awww, so sorry to mess with Jinn so much~~ *pokes fingers* I... I'm not done yet... >___> w-we'll see!!

And dang, Leela has earned quite a bit of your ire then!! XD;; Okay Leela, you're gettin' right up there amongst the 'peeps we love to hate' list!

(And thank you, I had a good trip! :D Though not as productive as I would've liked lol)
Spelledeg 27th Feb 2015, 11:59 PM edit delete reply
Spelledeg
D: Ah! My heart...Leelaaaa why???

Poor Mike T-T this is gonna suck... That leaves Ren to deal with Cain, unless Nemi does something. Oi this is getting really intense.

This page is gorgeoussss, I love all that tension. (Andsuchprettycolorsahh)
rufiangel 4th Mar 2015, 2:08 AM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Spellu~~~ :D ehehehe, thank you~~!! I'm happy to hear that the intensity is getting there, and it always makes me happy to see characters getting sympathy they prolly need. XD;; Thankyewww <3 *glomp*
Chris the Blue 28th Feb 2015, 12:46 AM edit delete reply
Chris the Blue
Hey, it's that guy! This fight has been a long time coming!
rufiangel 4th Mar 2015, 2:09 AM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Yep, it's that guy! And yep, aaabsolutely~! >_>;; It probably hasn't been that long in-game-time... I should probably do the maths at some point. XD;
MST3KFan 28th Feb 2015, 2:17 AM edit delete reply
MST3KFan
Things are getting really crazy now. The gauntlet has been fully thrown down like a two-ton boulder. O_o

And yay! My fanart! XD
rufiangel 4th Mar 2015, 2:10 AM edit delete reply
rufiangel
<333 Yesh! Thank you so much for it!!~ <333 It gets much love and approval!!

And I like that, the gauntlet. That's pretty much it! Time for sparks to flyyyyyyy :D
Alicia 28th Feb 2015, 2:57 AM edit delete reply
Alicia
Aw, I had a feeling that Michael wasn't done BEINGTORTUREDBYTHISRUFIYOURESOMEAN. lol

Such lovely fan arts! *.*
rufiangel 4th Mar 2015, 2:11 AM edit delete reply
rufiangel
This comment alongside your new avatar is amazing XD;;;;

And yes I am so mean, I know. I'm about to get a whole lot meaner in this chapter too, wait for it XD;;;;;

And yesh I am so blessed ;w;*
Crestlinger 28th Feb 2015, 3:17 AM edit delete reply
Hmm being a doll and such would he qualify as undead?
Lukkai 28th Feb 2015, 1:08 PM edit delete reply
Pretty sure he... it (the doll)... don't really know what pronoun do use here.
Anyway: Pretty sure he does.
rufiangel 4th Mar 2015, 2:11 AM edit delete reply
rufiangel
He qualifies as something, but maybe not entirely undead... though definitely not really quite alive... hmmm...
Matt Knab 28th Feb 2015, 4:31 AM edit delete reply
Matt Knab
Hopefully he won't be as restrained this time.
More awesome spell effects!
rufiangel 4th Mar 2015, 2:12 AM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Ehehehe, thank you! :D <333

Mike... we'll seeeee... XD;;;
Rinkel 28th Feb 2015, 4:48 AM edit delete reply
Rinkel
Ohhhh man, this can't be good.

Go go fight fight!!
Have fun on your trip Rufi <3
rufiangel 4th Mar 2015, 2:12 AM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Ehehehe, thank you Rinkel! :D I did!

And yeah, things are not-so-good hereonout for a while. XD;;; FIGHT-O!
HeSerpenty 28th Feb 2015, 6:51 AM edit delete reply
HeSerpenty
OOOHHh this is just ALL SORTS of cruel! D':

Poor little Michael! (but brilliant on your part---such turmoil to put the character through!) I'M STILL WORRIED ABOUT NEMI THO! D:

Next page, right? >__> XD
rufiangel 4th Mar 2015, 2:14 AM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Hey old man Serpy! Wait... XD;;;

That Leela is cruel I tell you! >___> And okay, maybe me a little bit too for putting Mike through it but... yanno how it is with torturing characters (both yay and nay) XD;;;;

ANYWHO! Nemi is certainly back on-screen on the next page, yes~ :D
Outlaw 28th Feb 2015, 1:24 PM edit delete reply
Outlaw
Oh man... It's gonna be one of THOSE fights for Micheal, huh?

Poor dude... I can't imagine how rough it would be to have to fight your puppet of a buddy.
rufiangel 4th Mar 2015, 2:15 AM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Yeah, it's gonna be one of those fights D: it's okay... he's not alone this time! But it's still gonna be rough, like you said. u_u;;
Proxy170 28th Feb 2015, 9:13 PM edit delete reply
Proxy170
OMG the feels O.O You wrote this so well!
rufiangel 4th Mar 2015, 2:15 AM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Aww Proxy, thank you!! ;_;* I'm glad to hear that! I hope I manage to convey everything I want to in the rest of this chapter~!
KAM 28th Feb 2015, 10:16 PM edit delete reply
KAM
Leela's head would look so good mounted on a wall.

Although with her powers it probably wouldn't shut her up... ;-)
Lukkai 1st Mar 2015, 12:43 PM edit delete reply
Depending on where you mount it, that might actually add to it's value or usefulness.
rufiangel 4th Mar 2015, 2:16 AM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Gosh, that would be such an annoying piece of decoration to have around! XD;;;
Dawnhawke 1st Mar 2015, 11:45 AM edit delete reply
Dawnhawke
Ahh, this comic is so beautiful! When I first found it I binge read until I was all caught up. :D
rufiangel 4th Mar 2015, 2:18 AM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Hello! :D Gosh, thank you so much!! >___<* I really appreciate your kind words! ;___;* Please feel free to stick around~! XD; <333
mjkj 3rd Mar 2015, 9:32 PM edit delete reply
mjkj
*awaits (more or less) patiently the return of our great author to this humble abode*

^_^ >_< v_v >_< ^_^

*pushes clock to wednesday*

Is she here yet???

*is missing Rufi*

Prayformercy 3rd Mar 2015, 11:55 PM edit delete reply
Prayformercy
*awaits less patiently , (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻"
rufiangel 4th Mar 2015, 2:20 AM edit delete reply
rufiangel
LOL mercy, thank you as well for always keeping the page alive with your table-flipping XD;;; <3
Prayformercy 4th Mar 2015, 4:07 AM edit delete reply
Prayformercy
Its what i do best.
rufiangel 4th Mar 2015, 2:19 AM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Awww Mjkj! XD; I'm back! Missed you guys too, happy to be here again (and spend an hour just replying to comments, lol - this is a happy problem though)! Thank you always for keeping this page lively! XD;;;
Lukkai 4th Mar 2015, 9:58 AM edit delete reply
Welcome back. Hope you had a good trip!
(Well, seems you did. It's still good form to ask.)
mjkj 4th Mar 2015, 2:45 AM edit delete reply
mjkj
Yayyyyyyyy

Welcome back, Rufi <3

*hugs*
TheMentalist 4th Mar 2015, 10:04 AM edit delete reply
TheMentalist
Aye, 'Welcome back!!'