Comic 352 - On the same side

20th Jul 2015, 1:35 PM in Chapter Six
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352 - On the same side
Average Rating: 5 (17 votes)

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rufiangel 20th Jul 2015, 1:35 PM edit delete
rufiangel
Happy Monday! Hope you guys are having a good start to your week so far!

I hope you guys find the update interesting. Again, just want to remind you guys that the forums are now part of the navigation bar. :D

See you on Wednesday!

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Comments:

TheD-Wrek 20th Jul 2015, 1:40 PM edit delete reply
TheD-Wrek
Hmmmmm, how reliable indeed... X)

I love that silly shilouette style you used for the last couple of panels. Perfect way to show Maddy's tale of woe. X)
rufiangel 22nd Jul 2015, 10:21 AM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Awww yay X3 thank you D! I'm happy it works! :D
Rinkel 20th Jul 2015, 2:05 PM edit delete reply
Rinkel
Ooooh my gosh this page is gorgeous! I love the story-telling art so much <3
rufiangel 22nd Jul 2015, 10:22 AM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Yayyy thank you Rinkel!! <3 so happy you like it, you cupcake you :D
Prayformercy 20th Jul 2015, 2:40 PM edit delete reply
Prayformercy
Someone really needs to find kylie a sword. Madou has been on at least 2 pages without being stabbed.
rufiangel 22nd Jul 2015, 10:23 AM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Yes, things might have gone differently if she'd been armed. Or prepared to be armed anyway. XD;
mjkj 20th Jul 2015, 3:35 PM edit delete reply
mjkj
Awww...

Poor Renault got mad-ou and became madou...


...flashback...

rufiangel 22nd Jul 2015, 10:23 AM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Poor Renault indeed, though he might have been as mad as a hatter from the start XD
mjkj 22nd Jul 2015, 5:16 PM edit delete reply
mjkj
I really can imagine how Renault got his new name:

#Witness1: he is mad, uh?
#witness7: did you hear, that is Madou...

rufiangel 22nd Jul 2015, 6:07 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Ahahaha XD well, his name... lol, I'm sure someone will pick up on it XD
MST3KFan 20th Jul 2015, 5:35 PM edit delete reply
MST3KFan
Madou loves to make his dark stories all quite happy and gleeful looking.
rufiangel 22nd Jul 2015, 10:40 AM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Hahaha to be fair, he likes to make bright stories all gleeful and happy, too! ;D (and maybe just a little bit creepy)
Matt Knab 20th Jul 2015, 5:38 PM edit delete reply
Matt Knab
The odds of any of this being true are barely 25%, unfortunately, the scoundrel.
rufiangel 22nd Jul 2015, 6:09 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Awww Matt... you're probably right XDDD
LeRenardRoux 20th Jul 2015, 7:34 PM edit delete reply
LeRenardRoux
I love the texture and silhouettes for his creepy story eeheehee XD
rufiangel 22nd Jul 2015, 6:09 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Awww yay Roux! :D <3 Thankyeww, I'm glad you like it!! X3
KAM 20th Jul 2015, 7:40 PM edit delete reply
KAM
:-)
CiciEnixa 20th Jul 2015, 7:54 PM edit delete reply
CiciEnixa
OMIGOSH STORYBOOK STYLE MADOU SO CUTE LOL AND SO MUCH FIIIIIIIIIRE <3<3<3

*calms herself* Hm... I legit believe every word in the story (and not just because there's beautiful, beautiful fire and dying people) but I do feel like he's oversimplifying the whole story. There's more about this tale that he's not saying.

... wait... this is me grasping straws but... Madou burned a palace. Plus he was sent to a prison that Abel (I know that's Abel, his L'oreal hair is unmistakable even in storybook form) can waltz into easily. What if Madou was the one who killed the king and other people and not actually Cain as he so claims? D:
rufiangel 22nd Jul 2015, 6:10 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Omg it's the fire that really gets you excited huh Cici-muffin XDDDD you pyromaniac you

He is definitely over-simplifying XD and outright skipping details outrageously XDDD

Also L'oreal hair made me just crack up XDDD <333

(Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm ;D ....... i'mnotsayinganything)
MizuNoRyuu 20th Jul 2015, 9:11 PM edit delete reply
MizuNoRyuu
... Madou is working on a demented children's storybook version of Serpamia Flare. :(
rufiangel 22nd Jul 2015, 6:10 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Ooooh, that might be rather fun to render! :D
Outlaw 20th Jul 2015, 10:01 PM edit delete reply
Outlaw
Hahah, quite the simple and twisted back story he has, doesn't he?

I always imagined he'd have a backstory like the Joker. Ever changing depending on who he's talking with and his present mood...
It's gonna be really interesting to see how the rest of the team adapts to his presence. I mean he's strong, that much is obvious, but when you have a wild card in the mix... things can get messy.
rufiangel 22nd Jul 2015, 6:12 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Yep! His backstory is pretty, uh, simple and twisted. XD Really! (One slightly more than the other ;D)

You're definitely right about him being a wildcard; but if Madou wants to stick around, he may have to do the opposite and adapt to them rather than expect the other way around. He did seem rather good at acting docile... ;)
Digi5 20th Jul 2015, 10:24 PM edit delete reply
Digi5
Hmmm, I'm not sure if this means anything in particular, but after reading this and everyone else's comments so far, and then rereading this page, I noticed that Madou doesn't talk in emojicons while telling this story...
rufiangel 22nd Jul 2015, 6:13 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Yep, Madou doesn't~! That was a deliberate choice on my part to be honest XD; mainly it was too distracting, and also for my sanity :'D (it takes a lot of time to get those darn emojis XDDD)

But I guess the lack thereof can also be interpreted as Madou actually using a slightly different voice to tell the story! ;)
Seabiscuit 20th Jul 2015, 10:37 PM edit delete reply
Seabiscuit
Hoh, if the tale IS reliable, his real name really is Renault?O: Hmmm!
And that box...

It's so, so great to get any backstory on Madou! Yay~;~;
And with such cute graphics, bwahah!

(It makes me so, so happy Madou ended up with the group, for reals, I was so shocked hahaha I expected him to just keep being that badass cloaked villain :'D :'D)
rufiangel 22nd Jul 2015, 6:15 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Possibly! IF we can rely on him at all to tell the truth XD

Hmmm, what could this 'box' business be about, indeed?

I'm super happy that you like Madou so much seamuffin XD <333 and very glad you're enjoying his backstory bit! It's a little warped but I hope people do warm up a little to him, given he's so far receiving a very mixed reception of sorts XDDD
Nef 20th Jul 2015, 11:31 PM edit delete reply
Nef
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Please remind me again why I am not killing you right now?
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rufiangel 22nd Jul 2015, 6:15 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
No sword. XD
Headgamer 21st Jul 2015, 12:07 AM edit delete reply
Headgamer
This is making Madou sound quite demented.

I don't beleave he is a fool but I think he would like everyone to beleave he is.
rufiangel 22nd Jul 2015, 6:16 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Lolol Madou really is kinda demented, huh? XDDD

He can be surprisingly self-deprecating when he wants to be, though how seriously so he is being is another question entirely :P
Allzephyr 21st Jul 2015, 12:59 AM edit delete reply
Allzephyr
Wow, he's @#$%ing nuts. Run away :D
rufiangel 22nd Jul 2015, 6:16 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
XDDD But what if he pounces when you make sudden movements?
TheMentalist 21st Jul 2015, 1:46 AM edit delete reply
TheMentalist
'Don't be mad, oh you.' Renault stumbles upon his name while imitating Yoda...
mjkj 22nd Jul 2015, 5:19 PM edit delete reply
mjkj
I think that would be more like: Do not mad you be...
rufiangel 22nd Jul 2015, 6:17 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
LOL, Renault, mad? Oh, you guys. XD
Crestlinger 21st Jul 2015, 8:11 AM edit delete reply
Such a Happy evil dancing gremlin. Add in an insane laugh and he could be Kefka.
rufiangel 22nd Jul 2015, 6:17 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
The Kefka music is playing in my head right now and it is alarmingly suitable for Madou... :'D
Lukkai 21st Jul 2015, 11:34 AM edit delete reply
Lukkai
I guess if all you've got is fire magic, everything looks like a pyre to you.
rufiangel 22nd Jul 2015, 6:19 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Especially those random NPC guards. Man, all they do is welcome you to the palace, anyway.
Lukkai 21st Jul 2015, 12:02 PM edit delete reply
Lukkai
Also I'm kinda imagining Madou on sale on the shelf of a store now.
The package has a clear marking "reliability not included".
rufiangel 22nd Jul 2015, 6:21 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
"May cause excessive amounts of facepalming due to uncon-trolling."
"Does not include batteries."
Jarvi 21st Jul 2015, 1:10 PM edit delete reply
Jarvi
This story.. the fact that he's smiling so wide through almost all of it... how lighthearted it sounds despite all the bad things in it.. how unreliable it sounds... and that he looks like Puffball in the first panel of that story.. everything is.. so beautiful xD
I'm in love even more ;D
rufiangel 22nd Jul 2015, 6:21 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Wow Saari-nii XDDD <333 *huggles* <3 thank you, I'm so happy and proud to have your approval! ;D

And now that you mention the resemblance to Puffball... gosh :'D now Madou is like 10 times scarier to me halp :'D lolol
The Chessmaster 22nd Jul 2015, 11:20 AM edit delete reply
The Chessmaster
Hmm... now, the main question is whether his metaphors about boxes and keys are different, or whether he's referring to the same thing each time. My guess is that Kylie's a means to an end, a way for him to get into the box that has whatever it is he's after.

Also, is it wrong that I think Madou looks adorable even in the panel where he's burning down the palace?
rufiangel 22nd Jul 2015, 6:22 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
The next page will clarify a little more, I hope, about what you're wondering about his metaphors, Chessmaster~ :3

And uh, it's not wrong. Nope. XDDD Thank you! (lolol)
Damatris 8th Aug 2015, 5:00 PM edit delete reply
Damatris
Aah, those story-panels have lovely style! This is also really fun and in character way of getting some info about him. :3