Comic 385 - No contest

12th Oct 2015, 6:00 PM in Chapter Six
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385 - No contest
Average Rating: 5 (14 votes)

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rufiangel 12th Oct 2015, 6:00 PM edit delete
rufiangel
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Happy Monday, guys!

Last page of dream sequence - Kylie is finally awake again. Hey, at least we learnt a couple of new things, right? :)

See you guys on Wednesday~

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Comments:

Jarvi 12th Oct 2015, 7:33 PM edit delete reply
Jarvi
But if the world dies, both of the kids do too, right? ^^'
Headgamer 12th Oct 2015, 9:23 PM edit delete reply
Headgamer
You've obviously never played Lost Magic. ;)
Matt Knab 13th Oct 2015, 4:53 PM edit delete reply
Matt Knab
Shush, stop trying to logic crazy ghost-mom. ;D
rufiangel 15th Oct 2015, 12:22 AM edit delete reply
rufiangel
I think Kylie's mother's choices, as she saw them anyway, were between death (and potentially leaving her daughter to be Marked by some scary crazy dude) + likely destruction of Archaiea or death + sacrifice of her daughter + Archaeia's safety. They weren't great choices, to be fair :'D
CiciEnixa 12th Oct 2015, 7:41 PM edit delete reply
CiciEnixa
"You know what my dying wish was, but be free to do what *you* want."

She says that like Kylie isn't gonna obviously push through with looking for Kylie bro anyway XD Ahhh, suddenly I don't feel quite as upset at Kylie mama, she so funny lol

Also I'm gonna cross my fingers that Kylie wakes up with Madou trying to force Cain to kiss Kylie on the lips while Mike and Nemi try to stop him XP
Jarvi 12th Oct 2015, 9:55 PM edit delete reply
Jarvi
I.... I'm fully supporting that idea xDDDD
rufiangel 15th Oct 2015, 12:22 AM edit delete reply
rufiangel
If Kylie were petty enough, she might not XDDD

And you and Saari-nii, geez XDDD *shakes head*
KAM 12th Oct 2015, 7:44 PM edit delete reply
KAM
:-)
Crestlinger 12th Oct 2015, 10:21 PM edit delete reply
Give the daughter your quest to save Archaeia of course. A win-win when you know you've not got long to live.
rufiangel 15th Oct 2015, 12:23 AM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Her dying wish was for Kylie to find her brother, though. XD Priorities, I guess!
HeSerpenty 13th Oct 2015, 2:37 AM edit delete reply
HeSerpenty
Aw yay!!!! I'm so glad that she got to hear this from her mother! I think it will be very healing indeed!

I can't wait to see what she's going to do with this!
rufiangel 15th Oct 2015, 12:23 AM edit delete reply
rufiangel
You'll see on the next page! XD well, actually, several pages XD
mjkj 13th Oct 2015, 2:46 AM edit delete reply
mjkj
Awww... poor Kylie and poor Kylie's mama... =S

I hope Kylie will find her peace - eventually...


Waaaaahhhh, those eyes in the last panel... 0_O

rufiangel 15th Oct 2015, 12:24 AM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Hahaha, they were just to show that Kylie is now awake. XD
MST3KFan 13th Oct 2015, 3:00 AM edit delete reply
MST3KFan
I imagine this will open up a new quest that the party will set out to do. In fact, it sounds like THE quest. The Main Quest.

No more sidequests...well, maybe just a few. (recalls not getting to the Main Quest in Skyrim until WELL after going through every other sidequest first)
mjkj 13th Oct 2015, 4:31 AM edit delete reply
mjkj
Yeah, the quest for Serpamia Flare =D
Lukkai 13th Oct 2015, 8:47 AM edit delete reply
Lukkai
Skyrim, kinda typical for an Elder Scrolls game nowadays, can be played for hours, days and weeks without even triggering the main quest further (by talking to the Jarl in Whiterun).
Which, as far as I know, will also prevent any dragons from spawning. Except probably those at dragon lairs.
rufiangel 15th Oct 2015, 12:24 AM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Maybe? XD We'll see! It might be the title of this webcomic for a reason. Maybe. XDD
JollyPayton 13th Oct 2015, 4:47 AM edit delete reply
I'm sorry, what? Was that last sentence suppouse to be comforting? "When I thought about choosing between the fate of Archaeia and my own daughter there was no contest" That reall just sounds mean...
Lukkai 13th Oct 2015, 8:50 AM edit delete reply
Lukkai
I wouldn't say so. I read this along the lines of "The rest of the world can go to hell, as long as my daughter is well!"

That is comforting to hear from a parent in my opinion.
rufiangel 15th Oct 2015, 12:27 AM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Interestingly, you'll find that there are different reactions in the comments to Kylie's mother in general. I knew there'd be mixed reactions, though. XD; There is no 'right' or 'wrong' interpretation, strictly speaking, but in this particular case Kylie's mother was referring to the fact that while she can't say what would have happened, what did happen was that Kylie's mother couldn't go through with the sacrifice. For some readers that is a no-brainer, and for other readers these are healing words. XD;
Seabiscuit 13th Oct 2015, 5:29 AM edit delete reply
Seabiscuit
Awwww...W-well that's...Sweet and sad actually ;~;
rufiangel 15th Oct 2015, 12:27 AM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Awww seamuffin XD; <3 *hugs* <333
Allzephyr 13th Oct 2015, 7:47 AM edit delete reply
Allzephyr
"Long story short, don't f*ck this up Kylie. Ciao"

That's one hell of a burden there.
rufiangel 15th Oct 2015, 12:28 AM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Lolol Allzephyr XD

Kylie's mother did say that Kylie is free to do what she wants. She doesn't think Kylie holds an obligation to her. :)
Rinkel 13th Oct 2015, 7:59 AM edit delete reply
Rinkel
Well, that was quite a dream.
rufiangel 15th Oct 2015, 12:29 AM edit delete reply
rufiangel
And I realise~
It was only just a dream~ ♪
Lukkai 13th Oct 2015, 8:51 AM edit delete reply
Lukkai
I think this should allow Kylie to find some closure for that particular episode. Which again should lead to her gaining full control of her lethiace again.
rufiangel 15th Oct 2015, 12:29 AM edit delete reply
rufiangel
You may be onto the right track here, Lukkai! Maybe. ;)
Lukkai 13th Oct 2015, 8:52 AM edit delete reply
Lukkai
*reads alt-text*

*gets fire extinguisher*
Outlaw 13th Oct 2015, 12:54 PM edit delete reply
Outlaw
Wow... I'm gonna be honest... generally I find the whole "Seeing a dead relative in a vision thing" a bit boring... but you handled it so darn well. I'm really both impressed and inspired to bring this level of epic to my comic.

Keep it up, my friend.
rufiangel 15th Oct 2015, 12:32 AM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Awww Outlaw XD <3 Thank you so much for always being so encouraging! I know I'm recycling tropes left and right so it's always good to know that I'm not doing too much of a hack job at it XD <3
Digi5 13th Oct 2015, 1:49 PM edit delete reply
Digi5
Awww. *wipes away tear*

EDIT: *wipes away HAPPY tear* (or is the correct word "bittersweet" for this situation?)
rufiangel 15th Oct 2015, 12:32 AM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Ahahaaha Digi XD <3 *hands Digi hanky*

'Bittersweet' makes me happy XD <3
Chris the Blue 15th Oct 2015, 3:39 AM edit delete reply
Chris the Blue
Damn, Kylie's (and possibly Abel's) mom!