Comic 420 - Get this straight

9th Mar 2016, 6:00 PM in Chapter Seven
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420 - Get this straight
Average Rating: 5 (16 votes)

Author Notes:

rufiangel 9th Mar 2016, 6:00 PM edit delete
rufiangel
Happy Wednesday guys! :)

Regarding today's update, it may help jog the memory a bit to this page and this page to get an idea of how Nemi has been thinking about the situation, and what Jinn is calling her out on. Hum de dum.

So! I have two super cool things to show you guys, both by the same intensely talented Brimmy! (a.k.a thumbjr) <3 Brimmy recently gifted me with these beautiful things and I hope you guys enjoy them as much as I dooo ;3;*

First: the penultimate brothers stare-off!

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XDD isn't it amazing? I love Brimmy's description that came with this, which is (and I quote verbatim): "(To be honest I think they seem to be trying too hard to look intimidating and are failing hard. What type of expressions even are those? Why do you two suck at this so hard?) XD;"

And then a bonus, Brimmy sent me a second gift ;3;* <3

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Seiaaaaaa <333 XD Brimmy

You can find more wonderful Brimm-art on Brimmy's Twitter and DeviantArt accounts :D and of course ALL OVER THE SF GALLERY because Brimmy is one of my oldest and dearest supporters of SF and happens to have blessed SF a LOT!! <333 thank you so much Brimm ;3;* *hugs*

I hope you guys enjoyed the lovely fanart this week!! Thankyew Azure and Brimm for making it so ;3;* <33

And with that... I'm out for now XD; I foresee the Friday thing happening a couple weeks from now, so keep an eye out for any announcements from me about it.

Have a great rest of the week, y'all! See you guys next week! :D

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Comments:

mjkj 9th Mar 2016, 6:02 PM edit delete reply
mjkj
Well, jinny, you lashed out to her first - and from there she started to resent you - not the other way around!

*huggles Nemi*


Edit: You forgot to link to their first meeting where jinny just yells at her to p§$% her off...

rufiangel 10th Mar 2016, 6:22 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Hahaha, that page wasn't relevant to the reference I was making XD but yes, Jinn is a jerk XD
Jarvi 9th Mar 2016, 6:21 PM edit delete reply
Jarvi
Well, I personally wouldn't mind two-guys-package ;) Though it would be better if they had separate bodies.... mmmm.... ;3
rufiangel 10th Mar 2016, 6:24 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
LOLOL Jarvi-nii XDDD I do see (and agree with) your point, though... XDDD
CiciEnixa 9th Mar 2016, 6:55 PM edit delete reply
CiciEnixa
So much purple~

Maybe Jinn just wants to be wuv'd like Nemi wuvs Mikey. Because that's how I'm seeing the other side of Jinn's dialogue. "Y-You can't just like Mikey, you've gotta like us both, baka >3<" XDDD
azureXtwilight 9th Mar 2016, 7:12 PM edit delete reply
azureXtwilight
PEOPLE KEEP BEATING ME SAY THINGS I WANNA SAY DAMN

Anyway I am aboard this ship! MikeyXNemiXJinn(?)
mjkj 10th Mar 2016, 2:06 AM edit delete reply
mjkj
Well, if you are aboard this ship - then it would be MikeyXNemiXJinnXAzureXTwilight, would it not?
Lukkai 10th Mar 2016, 4:43 AM edit delete reply
Lukkai
Nonono...

MikeyXNemiXJinn (or MS Jinnemikey, as I'd call that ship) is the name of the ship.
Azure is part of the crew. You don't name a ship after its crew.
rufiangel 10th Mar 2016, 6:25 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Lolol Azure! XD well, I suppose Jinn and Mikey are unfortunately inseparable at the moment :'D lulz
Prayformercy 10th Mar 2016, 8:38 PM edit delete reply
Prayformercy
Don't know about that, 1 good exorcism by cain and im betting we get Mikey back.
rufiangel 10th Mar 2016, 6:24 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Ahahahaha muffin XDDD

Well, either way, Jinn wants consistency yes XDDD
MysticJanus 11th Mar 2016, 10:13 AM edit delete reply
The boy is just far too focused on his own prejudices that he can't even begin to comprehend that cats and dogs CAN get along. So does it make me a bad person for wanting to take a pot and a kettle and beat Jinn over the head with the both of them?
rufiangel 13th Mar 2016, 2:56 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Lolol Mystic Janus, I'd say you probably need to go stand in the ever growing queue! XDDD
mjkj 13th Mar 2016, 6:59 AM edit delete reply
mjkj
Wow, I love your new avatar, Cici. <3 :D
CiciEnixa 13th Mar 2016, 12:59 PM edit delete reply
CiciEnixa
lol thanks, mjkj XD rufi made it <3
rufiangel 13th Mar 2016, 2:57 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Awwww muffin when did you change your avatar? XD <333 *boops with all the love*
mjkj 13th Mar 2016, 4:57 PM edit delete reply
mjkj
Wow, really great <3 ♡
KAM 9th Mar 2016, 7:12 PM edit delete reply
KAM
Not necessarily if exorcism works in Archaia... ;-)
rufiangel 10th Mar 2016, 6:26 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Hahaha, KAM XD
Matt Knab 9th Mar 2016, 7:16 PM edit delete reply
Matt Knab
Round these parts, we like treating people like individuals and not like their entire races. >.>
Lukkai 10th Mar 2016, 4:46 AM edit delete reply
Lukkai
That's basically what he's getting to.

Or maybe: Either treat everyone as individuals or everyone according to racial stereotypes. But don't go switching in between wherever it suits you.
rufiangel 10th Mar 2016, 6:27 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
@Lukkai: Yes. Exactly, Lukkai. XD;
rufiangel 10th Mar 2016, 6:26 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
@Matt: if only everyone could be like that :'D
Just_IDD 9th Mar 2016, 7:28 PM edit delete reply
Be sure to exorcise your soul shards. They get cranky if left alone to long.

Also why hasn't anyone clued Jinn in to the fact that Mikey and Nemi couldn't smell each other for the first day that they met because they were soaking wet when they had Adventures and life-saving experiences. This let them meet the real each other instead of the stereotypes.
rufiangel 10th Mar 2016, 6:28 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
To be fair, only Nemi and Michael are really aware of that to its full extent, and neither are in the position to explain this XD;;;
Headgamer 9th Mar 2016, 8:45 PM edit delete reply
Headgamer
Ok, I get that from his perspective Nemi just showed up being all cozy and close to his BFF and he doesn't trust that her intentions were pure. After all he's only watched the party since the fight and to him all Kinji are betrayers liers and thieves... no one can argue that Nemi doesn't fit the stereotype on at least that last category. So he doesn't trust her: he thinks she's acting. I get it. But unlike Mike he never even gave her a chance.

Compare this (www.serpamiaflare.com/comics/269) with this (www.serpamiaflare.com/comics/426)

I mean sure maybe they wouldn't have been friends if the cave didn't block each others smell, but at the end of the day they both chose to give each other a chance. Mike could have easily put his guard up the moment he found out she was Kinji and assumed she was plotting something (even if they were both honestly trying to escape the cave). He could have put his guard back up... But he didn't. He didn't hate her at all. Nemi had an even harder time getting over it but eventually she dropped here guard back down again as well.

Then Jin came along and his first order of business was re-establishing the status quo. Nemi's guard was down for Mike's freind. She wanted to be friends with him as well but he crushed her openness out of hate and distrust. Don't try to justify that now.
mjkj 10th Mar 2016, 2:17 AM edit delete reply
mjkj
You are sooo right Headgamer...


By the way: if you put [url] and [/url] before and after the links you can make them clickable... =D
rufiangel 10th Mar 2016, 6:30 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Love your detailed comments and analysis, Headgamer! <3 X3

One thing to consider is that Jinn is not trying to justify himself, but is implying that Nemi needs to justify herself. How fair that is is completely up to readers to interpret but yeah, just a little point... XP
Headgamer 11th Mar 2016, 12:33 AM edit delete reply
Headgamer
So what your saying is despit him constantly accusing Nemi of feeling privileged and acting as if she is owed an explanation Jin is actually the one who feels as if he is owed an explanation for Nemi's "unusiral" behavior of being nice to the nice guy and an ass to the ass.

Jin sure knows how to charm the readers. I still vote for the excersisum. Maybe we can transfer him back in to a new soul stone.
rufiangel 11th Mar 2016, 6:14 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Lol, Headgamer XD You're free to interpret this however you see it! XD

(good thing Jinn's popularity is not what my livelihood depends on XDDD)
MST3KFan 9th Mar 2016, 11:35 PM edit delete reply
MST3KFan
Jinn...you weren't there for things, you don't know the things Mikey and Nemi have been through.

Honestly, what if the roles were switched? What if it was Jinn and Nemi that first dealt with the cave incident and stuff and Mikey was the one trapped in the soul stone?
Lukkai 10th Mar 2016, 4:52 AM edit delete reply
Lukkai
That's a very good question actually. From what we've seen so far, where we can compare the two in the same situation (not an awful lot, granted), Jinn is more impulsive than Mike and more open about his feelings. But otherwise no worse a guy.

Soo... it's really hard to tell. He might have flown of the handle the moment of the reveal. He also might have already asked her out before that moment.
rufiangel 10th Mar 2016, 6:32 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
@Lukkai: Yes. This, pretty much. Lukkai are you reading my notes? XD
Lukkai 11th Mar 2016, 5:21 AM edit delete reply
Lukkai
Why, rufi, I would never *quickly hides copies*
mjkj 11th Mar 2016, 12:43 AM edit delete reply
mjkj
Lukkai, do not forget: chasing every girl - except if she happen to be kijini... (then he is chasing her for a totally different reason...) '^_^
rufiangel 10th Mar 2016, 6:31 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
@MST3K: That really is a good question! XD; hmmmm... Food for thought.
Headgamer 11th Mar 2016, 12:39 AM edit delete reply
Headgamer
Given what I said in my large post above I'm guessing he'd probably stop associating with Nemi as soon as he found out. Maybe I think too less of Jin and he would have had a change of heart as well, but I really doubt it. He just doesn't know how to shut his mouth.
Lukkai 11th Mar 2016, 5:20 AM edit delete reply
Lukkai
It's definitely possible, Headgamer. Worse, he might feel betrayed. That he was deceived on purpose for some nefarious goal.
There is a chance, however, that he would have accepted her. Not necessarily as a close friend, but at least as traveling companion. And I mean acceptance of his own free will, not just not to break party consistency.
mjkj 11th Mar 2016, 5:26 AM edit delete reply
mjkj
Indeed, Headgamer, that is one of his main problems...
Seabiscuit 10th Mar 2016, 12:24 AM edit delete reply
Seabiscuit
Hmph, plenty of good reasons to hate a jerk like this besides just race.>:C
rufiangel 10th Mar 2016, 6:34 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Indeed XDDD

Though one does have to wonder how much race *should* matter, and why/why not. It's a real identity issue for some... >_>a hmm.
Lukkai 10th Mar 2016, 4:54 AM edit delete reply
Lukkai
Oh, the brothers fanart... :D

And I find the description oh so matching! And could actually see that with the two.
Although I've got a hunch that Abel is actually quite able (haha) of doing a scary face.
rufiangel 10th Mar 2016, 6:35 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Hahahaha, it's pretty perfect isn't it? XD <3

Edit: I posted something a bit too spoilery come to think of it so removed XD; suffice to say, Abel and Cain are complicated!!
Allzephyr 10th Mar 2016, 9:37 AM edit delete reply
Allzephyr
Uh, yeah. Except when that one danririn is being a HUGE JERK. Remember kids, when someone says something that sounds wise, it doesn't mean its true.
rufiangel 10th Mar 2016, 9:11 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
XD Well, not to say this is the case here necessarily, but it does go to show that if you're a jerk, you could speak truth but no one would listen because you're a jerk XD;;;
Crestlinger 10th Mar 2016, 9:49 AM edit delete reply
It Might be changing if Madou knows any alteration/polymorphing magic....
rufiangel 10th Mar 2016, 9:12 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
What might be changing? XD;
Lukkai 11th Mar 2016, 5:22 AM edit delete reply
Lukkai
If Madou of all people were to know that kind of magic...
The mind boggles! (0_0)
t 10th Mar 2016, 1:08 PM edit delete reply
ugh whens mike getting back hate this guy
rufiangel 10th Mar 2016, 9:14 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Hi t! XD; Aww, no love for Jinn? Lol! No worries, Mikey is coming back eventually... XD;
Proxy170 11th Mar 2016, 5:16 AM edit delete reply
Proxy170
Hmmm...I can *kinda* see where Jinn is coming from, but that still doesn't excuse his inflammatory behavior. Maybe he needs to "get" Nemi too, since Michael gave her a chance.
rufiangel 11th Mar 2016, 6:16 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Proxy <3

Yes, absolutely XD; he's just stating that at least he's consistent, LOL! What a thing to be proud of...
TheD-Wrek 13th Mar 2016, 12:25 PM edit delete reply
TheD-Wrek
Proxy took the words right outta my mouth.

Man... this is rough chapter. :'D
rufiangel 13th Mar 2016, 3:01 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Aww, D~ XD;; well, this chapter only starts off a little rocky~ and then it gets rockier
Kat 11th Mar 2016, 2:14 PM edit delete reply
Aaaah the eyes on this page are all so expressive... *-*
I love how you do eyes <3
rufiangel 11th Mar 2016, 6:18 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Aww, Kat! <333 thank you!! ;3;** I appreciate it, since I'm always in need of support re: art XD;;; <333
Kat 14th Mar 2016, 9:18 AM edit delete reply
*throws more re:art support at you*
Outlaw 12th Mar 2016, 3:18 AM edit delete reply
Outlaw
Look at Cain go! Way to be the voice of the party dude! He's really coming into his own as the (Unofficial?) second in command of the party!
rufiangel 13th Mar 2016, 3:02 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
X3 nehehehe <3 I'm happy you notice the party dynamic development, Outlaw! <333

Technically, Cain is older than both Nemi and Michael/Jinn so there is that, too XD
Lamelle 12th Mar 2016, 8:29 PM edit delete reply
Lamelle
Finally been able to catch up on the series and I am left on this cliffhanger >_> So cruel XD
But I am already really enjoying this chaper a lot :33 ^-^)~
rufiangel 13th Mar 2016, 3:04 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Welcome back, Lamelle~~~!! *throws confetti and flowers* <333

Aww thank you for taking the time to catch up!! <333 always super blessed to have you on board X3 and lolol, sorry about the cliffhanger XDD
Kat 13th Mar 2016, 10:53 PM edit delete reply
Speaking of cliffhangers though... I'm just wondering, but are we going to have any news of Seia anytime soon? I mean, I got here later than everyone else, but I kind of feel like I've been hanging off this cliff for a while now... (the view sure is nice from up here though)
(no pressure though. You've got more important cliffhangers to deal with right now xDxD)
rufiangel 14th Mar 2016, 8:24 AM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Ahhh, Seia~ XD aww, I'm glad you care about that guy! Well, we'll learn of what has become of him but I'm not sure whether to say we'll see that 'soon' given the two-a-week update schedule, sooo...

Aslan: I call all times soon.

*Rufi rides away on the Great Lion*
Kat 14th Mar 2016, 9:17 AM edit delete reply

I laughed way too hard at that xDxDxD

Hahahah (good point!) well, by soon I meant "soon", as in, somewhere in the near-ish future... not like actually soon xD

(now I'm going to have the Narnia sountrack stuck in my head all afternoon...)
Chris the Blue 21st May 2016, 2:56 AM edit delete reply
Chris the Blue
Rereading this page, and I'm like 'Jinn, come on, dude, that ain't cool. It's like reverse racism, or something.'
rufiangel 21st May 2016, 11:20 AM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Lolol reverse racism! XDD

Yeah, that's definitely one way of looking at it.

I will throw this in here though (which I didn't dare while people were still actively commenting on this page XD): remember that Nemi seems to be a fierce advocate of justice. Jinn is having a hard time reconciling this with her double-standard racist behaviour. She's either racist, or she isn't, pick one! is what he's basically saying, because he's just confused. XD;;

It may not be fair, and it certainly is a double-standard, but Nemi might have brought this on herself to some extent. Maybe. ;)