Comic 351 - Cold Greetings

17th Jul 2015, 7:00 PM in Chapter Six
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351 - Cold Greetings
Average Rating: 5 (13 votes)

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rufiangel 17th Jul 2015, 7:00 PM edit delete
rufiangel
Hey guys, happy Friday! Sorry for a slightly late update, I lost a lot of time today due to air conditioning being reinstalled. I'm very happy to have AC again though XD

Anyway, this update today is very special because! Have you noticed anything different? XD

I spent too much time yesterday sorting out The Lethian perks and whatnot and was stressing out over some dialogue issues for this current batch of strips, and like any mature and seasoned artist would do, I whined to CiciEnixa about it. Cici then suggested she'd write my strip for me, so I handed her the rough sketch of today's strip's layout and then headed out for a dinner thing, thinking Cici would derpify something for me in true Cici-doodle fashion.

What I got when I returned home instead was a LEGIT SCRIPT and HALF THE STRIP INKED. No joke. I was so blown away by 1) Cici's accuracy in imitating my less-than-awesome no-line-variation inking style and 2) the hilarity of the in-character dialogue. She knew I was stressing and did some of my work to save me time ;______; IS SHE AN ANGEL OR IS SHE AN ANGEL-MUFFIN.

So aside from minor tweaks, what you see here is collaborative work. I kept Cici's dialogue because it was better than what I had originally (seriously) and this bought me ample time today to arrange the rest of the dialogue and strips to come, so she basically saved me. :'D

So...
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CHECK OUT FROM DUST TO RUINATION IF YOU HAVEN'T ALREADY!!

She is a beautiful muffin and deserves all the glory for this page :'D <333 I am super blessed by her! (I love you muffin, thank you so much T__T *hugs super tight*)

Have fun guessing which panels Cici-muffin inked and which panels I inked, by the way! XD

One final note: I added the new forums up onto the navigation bar for easy clickage :D I hope you guys enjoy spending time there, too!

Alright, have a great weekend everybody <3 see you next Monday!

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Comments:

mjkj 17th Jul 2015, 7:03 PM edit delete reply
mjkj
Wow, no immediate attack??? ^_^

Great dialog, Cici - it seems Madou is quite taken by her...

I fear for the KylieCainShip to become a KylieMadouShip...


@alt text: what a pity =P


PS: Thank you Cici for your help and support =D

rufiangel 18th Jul 2015, 2:28 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Hyohyohyohyo ;D

(Madou is so popular lolol)

Isn't she just fabulous <333
mjkj 19th Jul 2015, 4:37 AM edit delete reply
mjkj
Yes, he is... next to Nemi, though ^_^

She definitely is - maybe we should erect a shrine for her? =P

MST3KFan 17th Jul 2015, 7:26 PM edit delete reply
MST3KFan
Madou's lucky Kylie is still re-orientating herself here. Otherwise...I think she'd do to him what I had her do in my comic crossover bit a while back. XD
rufiangel 18th Jul 2015, 2:29 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Ahahahaha, possibly!! XDD

I'm sure people who wanted to see that can just check out the crossover for that satisfying crack ;D
Jarvi 17th Jul 2015, 7:55 PM edit delete reply
Jarvi
You should've used puppets Madou.. they would be such an.... ice breaker *ba dum tssss*
rufiangel 18th Jul 2015, 2:30 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
*groaaan* XDDD

But yes, puppets would've been da best, dangit Saari-nii XD <3
Nef 17th Jul 2015, 10:12 PM edit delete reply
Nef
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I did notice a difference, in panel 2, but it was not enough for me to suspect that someone else had taken over the art. Good work maintaining continuity, CiCi!
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rufiangel 18th Jul 2015, 2:31 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Nehehehehehe, Cici-muffin is ninja-artist ;D
Seabiscuit 17th Jul 2015, 10:12 PM edit delete reply
Seabiscuit
Heyy, I thought it looked a bit different!;)
Cici, you are a miracle of the universe! Great job!

The dialogue here. Heee! Kylie cakes!!
I see Madou is back to hiding his handsome mug! Ohh, I so missed that cloak though! Hoooodiiieeeessssss *-*
She sure took Madou being around surprisingly well!
rufiangel 19th Jul 2015, 7:40 AM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Ahahaha miracle of the universe, that's right! XD

"Kylie-cakes" is a Cici-muffin original, you can thank her for that one XD

And I'm happy you like his hoodie thingy XD that's really his signature outfit!
Digi5 17th Jul 2015, 10:38 PM edit delete reply
Digi5
yay for your AC being fixed! \( ゚ヮ゚)/

Way to go, Cici-muffin! :3 I dub thee an honorary muffin superhero! :D

That alt text, tho! XD Madou's one sharp cookie. ;P

It's not the best drawing ever, but it's hard to find muffin superhero photos, so here goes:
https://www.google.com/search?q=muffin+saving+the+day&rlz=1C1CHFX_enUS606US606&espv=2&biw=1366&bih=643&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAWoVChMI-Z-Qhq7ixgIVyZWACh2cYgAf#tbm=isch&q=muffin+save+the+day&imgrc=ENsVIRi8MTwteM%3A
rufiangel 19th Jul 2015, 7:42 AM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Indeed! :'D *basks in cool air*

Madou is a mixed bag of smarts and daftness XD

And ahahahahaha XD good job finding something for Cici-muffin! <333
Lukkai 17th Jul 2015, 11:50 PM edit delete reply
Lukkai
I thought there was something, but I couldn't put my finger on it at all. So, really good work, CiCi!

And yeah, it will definitely take some time for our dear ice lethian to warm up to Madou.
rufiangel 19th Jul 2015, 7:43 AM edit delete reply
rufiangel
XD ehehehe

And yes, probably. Or maybe... Hmm. We'll seeeee ;)
Allzephyr 18th Jul 2015, 12:40 AM edit delete reply
Allzephyr
Man, I expected a touching talk, not bad puns and sardonic death threats. A+ Cici.
rufiangel 19th Jul 2015, 7:44 AM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Ahahahaha, that's Cici for you XDDD

(Someone on DA also expected a touching talk, mwahahaha)
Rinkel 18th Jul 2015, 3:24 AM edit delete reply
Rinkel
Ohhh I thought something looked different. Cici's so great, dang.

I really like Kylie's comeback in the last panel ^_^
rufiangel 19th Jul 2015, 7:45 AM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Ain't she just? <333

And I like the comeback too, Cici is hilarious XDDD
KAM 18th Jul 2015, 6:11 AM edit delete reply
KAM
:-D
TheD-Wrek 18th Jul 2015, 11:42 AM edit delete reply
TheD-Wrek
Step away from the Kylie...
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rufiangel 19th Jul 2015, 5:10 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Lolol he won't draw closer in fear of getting pushed over the railing, I think XDD
Crestlinger 18th Jul 2015, 11:55 AM edit delete reply
*Madou subtlety casts a spell of spiderwalking
'But I can already do That.'
rufiangel 19th Jul 2015, 5:11 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
:'D sorry... Wha?
CiciEnixa 18th Jul 2015, 2:34 PM edit delete reply
CiciEnixa
rufi, shoosh, you pull off no line variation beautifully, it's an art <3 (also I *was* considering derpifying everything, but then "no... this will be even more surprising for her XD") *lots o huggles*

Aaaand now I am forever associated with muffins XD Thank you lol, and I find it so funny that everyone's like "something feels... off, but I dunno what" XDDD

(Oh, and if you guys tried to guess which ones I did and which ones rufi did, this is what rufi came home to the night before XD)
rufiangel 19th Jul 2015, 5:14 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
The reverse troll?? XDDD lolol *hugs* <333 love you Cici-muffinnnn <333 (Mwahahaha about the muffins XDDD)

I find it super amusing how no one could quite put their finger on what felt different this page XD that's how convincing you are Cici! *high fives*
Matt Knab 18th Jul 2015, 6:24 PM edit delete reply
Matt Knab
Ugh...Kylie-cakes? DX
He needs another good smack!
rufiangel 19th Jul 2015, 5:15 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
That affectionate nickname belongs to Cici XD ahahaha <333

(you can still feel free to smack him though of course XDDD)
Headgamer 18th Jul 2015, 9:00 PM edit delete reply
Headgamer
I thought the page size was odd, but I figured you just messed with the websight layout.

Looks really good Cici! Good job!
rufiangel 19th Jul 2015, 5:16 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
It took me a while to get what you meant XD; I think one of the comments inadvertently broke the layout on tablet/mobile devices lolol
Spelledeg 20th Jul 2015, 1:39 AM edit delete reply
Spelledeg
Oh my goshhhh thank you Cici! That's awesome! :D The dialogue on this page is beautifully clever and you two did a great job! It's good to see Kylie actually moving about too.(And well Madou is probably immune to death >>)
rufiangel 20th Jul 2015, 1:35 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Ahahaha XD thankyew Spellu!! <3 It really is so awesome of Cici~~~ <3 ;w;*

Madou... immune to death huh? XD That would infuriate quite a few readers I'm sure XDDD
Chris the Blue 30th Jul 2015, 3:39 AM edit delete reply
Chris the Blue
Wow, CiCi just continues to be the greatest person ever.
Damatris 8th Aug 2015, 4:58 PM edit delete reply
Damatris
Waah, this is great collaboration page! <3 Awesome job you two! <3
Sarah 10th Aug 2015, 11:51 AM edit delete reply
Oh...Madou....I think your eyes are...missing...you might wanna...do something about that.
Just kidding. It means Madou is still his usual shady, sneaky, secretive self.
It gives him a sinister appearance. It's kind of cool actually. I've seen the shaded face thing before in some comics, but it always just looked weird to me, not genuinely intimidating like for Madou here.
rufiangel 7th Sep 2015, 6:15 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Oops, I'm like... catching up on comments quite belatedly, sorry guys XD

Thank you Sarah! <3 I'm happy you find it cool and intimidating. Madou is a crafty one~ XD <3
Slim Kittens 7th Sep 2015, 12:50 PM edit delete reply
Slim Kittens
Madou is one of the smoothest and stylish rogues I've seen in a webcomic. Kylie-Cakes, indeed.
rufiangel 7th Sep 2015, 6:16 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Ahahaha, definitely have to hand that one to Cici-muffin as she scripted that in herself and I left it there XD <3

(But yay, thankyew! <3 I'm very happy to hear that! :D <3)