Comic 407 - Deep Traces

9th Dec 2015, 6:00 PM in Chapter Six
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407 - Deep Traces
Average Rating: 5 (15 votes)

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rufiangel 9th Dec 2015, 6:00 PM edit delete

Happy Wednesday, guys! X3

I'm going to be drawing the winners for the Christmas Giveaway tomorrow (that's a Thursday for me X3) so the results should be posted alongside Friday's update~!

Meanwhile, I thought you guys might like to know the results of the survey taken by all the participants. :) (This represents around 10% of you lovely readers, approximately! XD)


It was really good to see where you guys were coming from, and I enjoyed being able to find out specifics from certain readers since I never really knew. Thankyew! ;3;*

For the bonus question:


If you're wondering what "????" was, this is for people who either misread the question, or wrote an un-applicable answer. XD; (For people who described more than one chapter, I just picked the first chapter noted as the answer for this survey~)

Some memorable answers that fell under the "????" category include:
"There are chapters?"
"bunnies everywhere!"

I still extremely appreciate the participation and time taken to jot down an answer, though! XD (Especially people who misread it as 'character' and not 'chapter' and gave indepth reasoning - I really enjoyed reading it all! :D) Thanks so much for participating! ;3;* I hope all of you guys enjoy the giveaway~~ <3

And with that, I'll see you guys on Friday~! :3 Have a great middle of the week~



Matt Knab 9th Dec 2015, 6:05 PM edit delete reply
Matt Knab
And then scary face! o.O
rufiangel 10th Dec 2015, 4:53 PM edit delete reply
Ahahaha yes, that is his scawey face :'D Lenna drew it out of him!
hykez87 9th Dec 2015, 6:08 PM edit delete reply
'Serious mode' :D
Touched a nerve, haven't she?
rufiangel 10th Dec 2015, 4:54 PM edit delete reply
Serious Mode, activated alongside Hood Power! >__>

It would seem so...!
CiciEnixa 9th Dec 2015, 6:12 PM edit delete reply
... Okay wow I was not expecting a chilling vibe from Madou or a feely session from Lenna today :,D I was legit speechless for a while XD

So Madou... had a waifu. She seems like a sweet but really sad lady ;3; And Madou is no better. I... think I'm starting to understand the joke Madou on the bench now :,D
rufiangel 10th Dec 2015, 4:55 PM edit delete reply
Awww thankyew muffin, I take it as a serious compliment that I was able to temporarily render you speechless with this page! <333

And omg yes, that bench thing, oh man :'D youhavenoidea
TheD-Wrek 9th Dec 2015, 6:15 PM edit delete reply
'Madou', eh? Oh my... that panel with his eye... shivers. Really. :'D
rufiangel 10th Dec 2015, 4:55 PM edit delete reply
Yep! 'Madou', indeed. ;)

And thankyew D, I'm happy it gave you teh shivers ;D ufufufu <3
Lamelle 9th Dec 2015, 7:00 PM edit delete reply
uuuuuu interesting *-*
I honestly have grown such a love for Madou now, I can't even give a reason why XD
Serious Madou is sceery.. but I love how that panel looks!

Also very fun reading the results of your survey. I like surveys ^^
rufiangel 10th Dec 2015, 4:57 PM edit delete reply
Aww, thank you Lamelle! <333 I'm very happy you like the page! :D and always happy to see fans of Madou XD ahahaha <3

And thankyew so much for your participation in the survey, too! X3 <333
KAM 9th Dec 2015, 8:24 PM edit delete reply
Duh duh duhhhhhh...
rufiangel 10th Dec 2015, 4:58 PM edit delete reply
This organ will continue to play with warping in the pitch throughout the next page, hahaha... :'D
Headgamer 9th Dec 2015, 8:37 PM edit delete reply
And she was the one just claiming you could trust him. ;) Madou, O U are Mad?
rufiangel 10th Dec 2015, 4:58 PM edit delete reply
As mad as a hatter! ;D

(Maybe XD)
Lukkai 9th Dec 2015, 8:37 PM edit delete reply
So he can talk without emoticons!

And it's not something you actually want.
rufiangel 10th Dec 2015, 4:59 PM edit delete reply
He did actually speak without them the whole time he was 'Renault' XD
Lukkai 12th Dec 2015, 6:02 AM edit delete reply
Well yeah. But that was taking on a role (even though it might have just been channeling his past self to a part).
This is him being basically himself at that point.
Lukkai 9th Dec 2015, 8:49 PM edit delete reply
Suddenly thinking that "box" might have been supposed to hold a soulstone. :(
mjkj 9th Dec 2015, 11:47 PM edit delete reply
...or an allegiance bracelet/necklace
rufiangel 10th Dec 2015, 5:01 PM edit delete reply
Lukkai 9th Dec 2015, 8:54 PM edit delete reply
And am now wondering, whether the 'Madou' (I've noticed how Lenna accentuated it) is a reference to whoever he lost. Maybe her name with a few letters rearranged or something along those lines.
rufiangel 10th Dec 2015, 5:02 PM edit delete reply
Lukkai, your comments always amaze me with how close you get!! Sometimes even on the nose, dangit XD this one... You may be right, or close to it ;D
mjkj 11th Dec 2015, 12:59 AM edit delete reply
Maybe her name was Maddie?
Lukkai 12th Dec 2015, 6:03 AM edit delete reply
I have been constantly rearranging those letters to see what else I can get. That much I can tell you.
TheAmazingAnita 9th Dec 2015, 10:45 PM edit delete reply
Hooookay, "Madou" got +5 sketchiness in my book. And he's already pretty up there.

I have to admit though, his scary face is kinda...cute.

rufiangel 10th Dec 2015, 5:34 PM edit delete reply
Hahaha, wow, and here I thought the guy had already maxed out his sketchiness stat! XD

I guess I'm happy for Madou garnering positive(?) attention despite his really dodgy behaviour lol XD
Seabiscuit 9th Dec 2015, 11:20 PM edit delete reply
Awww, Madou...That's so sad ;~;
He needs a hug~

B-but woah, that's the most serious we've seen him, I think! Woah, chills! O:
rufiangel 10th Dec 2015, 5:36 PM edit delete reply
Awww seamuffin XD hmm, DOES Madou need a hug? ;) lol, well, maybe... Though whether he wants one is another story :P

And thankyew seamuffin! <333 gosh, I'm really so pleased the page had that effect! >3<***
mjkj 9th Dec 2015, 11:42 PM edit delete reply

mad-ou got mad - uh... G->J

rufiangel 10th Dec 2015, 5:37 PM edit delete reply
Ahahaha XD

It does seem this conversation has turned a direction he doesn't want to continue... :')
TheMentalist 10th Dec 2015, 2:47 AM edit delete reply
Ah, memorable chapters indeed.
"I'll take living beings are chapters of the world for 400 Alex!"
rufiangel 10th Dec 2015, 5:38 PM edit delete reply
D'oh, I'm sensing another perfectly good reference lost on me :'D I'm so sorry!
Jarvi 10th Dec 2015, 6:34 AM edit delete reply
Can she see his real name too? :D
rufiangel 10th Dec 2015, 5:40 PM edit delete reply
Good question! XD unfortunately, no, but what she can sense is when Madou is lying outright or hiding something. When he introduced himself to her (we never saw this) she knew already that this wasn't his real name, so to speak. :) so if he introduces himself some day with his real name, she'd know! ;)
mjkj 11th Dec 2015, 1:00 AM edit delete reply
Maybe Renault *was* his real name...
rufiangel 11th Dec 2015, 12:06 PM edit delete reply
Maybe! ;)
Crestlinger 10th Dec 2015, 6:39 AM edit delete reply
...and he magicked her remains into that gem around his neck so he could keep her with him Always...
Lukkai 10th Dec 2015, 9:52 AM edit delete reply
That just might actually be closer to the truth than one would think.
rufiangel 10th Dec 2015, 5:40 PM edit delete reply
Hahahahaha that's not creepy at all :'D
kelverse 10th Dec 2015, 8:11 AM edit delete reply
Holy shit Madou. I did not see that coming.
rufiangel 10th Dec 2015, 5:42 PM edit delete reply
I am going to take it as a major "yayuhhhh!" accomplishment in my life that I managed to catch people off-guard with this page XD good job, Extra Shadow Hood Madou!
Slim Kittens 10th Dec 2015, 10:51 AM edit delete reply
Slim Kittens
No cute little wingdings in Madou's speech balloons? I think Lenna is very adept at touching nerves.
rufiangel 10th Dec 2015, 5:42 PM edit delete reply
He did seem to get all cereal, eh? I wonder if she'll make a habit of it? ;)
Fangirl 10th Dec 2015, 11:41 AM edit delete reply
Madou !(◎_◎;) Jeez
rufiangel 10th Dec 2015, 5:43 PM edit delete reply
Ahahahaha! XD imagining you smacking him with a newspaper rolled up to make him behave now, lolol!
MST3KFan 10th Dec 2015, 2:04 PM edit delete reply
Madou really has a scary side to him. Dang. That whole second to last panel face.


Even Leena seems a bit shaken by it.
rufiangel 10th Dec 2015, 5:46 PM edit delete reply
Yaaaay! XD I know this is a bizarre reaction to your comment (lol) but I'm just so pleased that the page is doing its job! >w<* Thankyew MST3K :D
Chris the Blue 11th Dec 2015, 5:20 AM edit delete reply
Chris the Blue
Oooooh, it's Madou's srs bsns face.

Did not see that coming, and I am now giddy at how badass he looks.
rufiangel 11th Dec 2015, 12:07 PM edit delete reply
<333 I'm very pleased this page caught some people by surprise, nehehehe XD thankyew Karda!

And lolol good job, Madou XDD <333
CakeAnarchy 14th Jan 2016, 2:33 AM edit delete reply
dam madou you scary
rufiangel 15th Jan 2016, 5:59 PM edit delete reply
He did seem to get the reaction a lot after this page :'D

And hello CakeAnarchy! <3 Thank you so much for reading ;3;* <3
CakeAnarchy 15th Jan 2016, 8:10 PM edit delete reply
hehe yw, i love your comic, i read the whole thing in one day
Damatris 10th Jun 2016, 9:00 PM edit delete reply