Comic 423 - Boost of Confidence

23rd Mar 2016, 6:01 PM in Chapter Seven
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423 - Boost of Confidence
Average Rating: 5 (12 votes)

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rufiangel 23rd Mar 2016, 6:01 PM edit delete
rufiangel
Happy Wednesd-- *KOFF KOFF HACK GAH KOFF BLAGH WHEEZE WHEEZE HEAVE KOFF*--ay! OTL;;;;;; Honestly, I thought after the flu simmered down and my body stopped hurting so much I'd be up and running again, but noooo, my throat decides to be a huge JERK and now I can't stop coughing. I've barely slept :'D I'm on so many meds now I'm losing count T_T but... at least I have an update for you guys today! That's a blessing that counts!! :D <3 Thanks for your patience with the lack of one on Monday.

For those who need a quick refresher, this is the page Rik gave Kylie everbrites in Chapter Two~ and this is when Kylie flat-out called Rik a 'little brother type'.

I also have some super wonderful things to show you from Kat! ♥♥♥ She sent me an email while I was down with the flu hardcore and it was full of these lovely things! :D

Like Mikey's hat! XD
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Gosh, I never thought I'd see Michael's orange stitched hat get fanart! XDD <3 Thank you Kat, thanks to this I'll probably find a way to bring it back... ;)

Also, she drew this hilarious comic based on a comment exchange she had with KAM on this page about the physics of Cain's hair (and his need for magic hair mousse), that I'm pretty sure you'll all appreciate XD

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Ahahahahaha <333

And finallyyy she ALSO sent me this, which I thought was SUPER cool:
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I love it so!! <33 Thank you so much Kat for blessing SF with your talent!! ;3;* <3

Okay... see you guys on Friday Flare! :) Have a good week, and happy Easter in advance!

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rufiangel 25th Mar 2016, 6:13 PM edit delete
rufiangel
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Oof, I still haven't got a permanent link to Friday Flare up on the website yet. But for now, here's the Q&A post that went up today. It's just a little tidbit but I hope you guys enjoy it all the same! :)

As always, you can submit pairing doodle requests and Q&A through the Google form~ Thanks again for your submissions, everybody!

It's Easter! Good Friday, everyone, and see you on Easter Monday. <3

Comments:

azureXtwilight 23rd Mar 2016, 6:07 PM edit delete reply
azureXtwilight
MADOU YOU GIANT FLIRT XDD

Aw, Kylie has big sis insecurities! *pats her
rufiangel 29th Mar 2016, 5:56 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
She certainly does~ XD; and yes, Madou does seem to have a bit of a ladies' man in him, hmm? Maybe? ;D lolol
mjkj 23rd Mar 2016, 6:17 PM edit delete reply
mjkj
Awwww...

*hugs Kylie*

You tell her, Cain...


@alt text: nice song... =)


Please, Rufi, take care of yourself and get well soon *hugs*

Wow, nice fanart =D <3

Thank you, Kat :D

rufiangel 29th Mar 2016, 5:57 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
I noticed belatedly I may have put one too many 'so's in the 'song' but... whatever XDD

And thank you very much Mjkj, I hope to get well soon too :'D just gotta get this nasty cough out of my lungs and I'll be back to normal!

(And yesh isn't the fanart lovely <333)
Matt Knab 23rd Mar 2016, 6:24 PM edit delete reply
Matt Knab
Oh no, feel better soon Rufi!
rufiangel 29th Mar 2016, 5:57 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Thankyew Matt! >3<*)/ I do feel much recovered now compared to the time I initially uploaded this page. I'm pretty much back on track, save for a manky throat and a terrible cough. Hopefully I'll get rid of those things soon, too! >_>
Kat 23rd Mar 2016, 8:45 PM edit delete reply
*sputter cough cough sputter gasp* hahahahaha xD
(I almost choked on my tea when I noticed that you'd actually posted my "fanart" of Mike's hat LOL xD) Never thought my math notebook would get featured on a webcomic site! xD
Ayyy thanks for the post! I'm flattered *blushes* glad you like it!! ^^ This won't be the last fanart you see from me ;)

Also, Kylie in the penultimate panel: "Dangit Cain why do you know me so well it's annoying"

Also, Cain has a really nice smile in that last panel! I like how you drew that ^^
Kat 24th Mar 2016, 12:38 AM edit delete reply
Also, feel better soon!!!
rufiangel 29th Mar 2016, 5:59 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
;3;* <33 thankyew Kat!
KAM 24th Mar 2016, 5:56 PM edit delete reply
KAM
Good job with Cain hair comic! :-D
Kat 24th Mar 2016, 8:36 PM edit delete reply
LOL thanks for the idea for it! xDxD
Lukkai 25th Mar 2016, 6:10 AM edit delete reply
Lukkai
I like that line of eyes.
Kat 28th Mar 2016, 2:31 AM edit delete reply
Thank you!
rufiangel 29th Mar 2016, 5:58 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Awww Kat XD *hugs* <33 I'm still so very thankful for all your lovely gifts! <33 I'm super happy to think that there may be more!! :D <33

And I'm also happy you like how Cain turned out in the last panel XD <3
Headgamer 23rd Mar 2016, 8:45 PM edit delete reply
Headgamer
I hope your feeling better.
rufiangel 29th Mar 2016, 6:00 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Thankyew Headgamer!! ;3;* I'm feeling a lot better now. I am so sick of getting sick grrrr :'D I think I'd better start building my immune system up somehow...
Seabiscuit 23rd Mar 2016, 11:29 PM edit delete reply
Seabiscuit
Bwahahah! What a sneaky and pretty gift.:D
I mean, I'd be really happy to learn I had a badass older sister, too!D:

Awww Rufi I hope you feel better!;~;
rufiangel 29th Mar 2016, 6:01 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Madou is certainly a sneak XD <3 lolol!
And it'd be nice if Kylie's brother did turn out to be happy about her... :')
And thankyew seamuffin ;3;* <3 I do hope to feel better soon, too!
HeSerpenty 24th Mar 2016, 2:15 AM edit delete reply
HeSerpenty
WHAT is that Madou up to? Fer real XDD............. is he REALLY hitting on Kylie or just trying to seem that way? X)
Kylie said it beautifully... "Friggin Madou"!!

Aww this is a sweet moment between Cain and Kylie here <33
I swear Rufi-- re-reading this on Tapastic as u post old pages there.. I can't help but feel a sense of dread that there is gonna be some twist that rips our hearts out X'DDD (AMIWRONG?!?!!! TELL ME!! XD)
Lukkai 25th Mar 2016, 6:13 AM edit delete reply
Lukkai
He might also be trying for Cain and Kylie to bring their relationship onto the next level.
rufiangel 29th Mar 2016, 6:02 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Matchmaker Madou, setting hearts and cheeks aflame since 2016.
rufiangel 29th Mar 2016, 6:01 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Friggin' Madou indeed XD lolol!
I don't know man, I still feel like I am doomed with the idea of a heart-ripping-twist thing, because either it happens and everyone hates me, or it doesn't happen and everyone gets disappointed XDD
(Iwilltellyouforthepriceof1millionchocodonuts)
MST3KFan 24th Mar 2016, 3:29 AM edit delete reply
MST3KFan
You've been sick, too!? Yeesh. I thought it was just me here being beaten up by illness.

Hope you get better soon. I recommend anything warm like chicken noodle soup, tea, or cocoa.

Onto the comic now...Madou is a sly one that guy.

And Kylie being so concerned about what her brother will think of her. XD Come on, she's a badass lethian knight with a heart (even if she tries to play it 'cool').

XP
rufiangel 29th Mar 2016, 6:02 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
I hope YOU'RE feeling better, MST3K! ;3;* It's been so lousy being sick lately, I can totally relate! Hope you're staying warm and toasty yourself!

I'm so happy you feel that Kylie's up to scratch <3 ehehehe <33 she *can* be pretty cool! (literally)
Chris the Blue 24th Mar 2016, 4:10 AM edit delete reply
Chris the Blue
Aw, that call back.
rufiangel 29th Mar 2016, 6:03 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
I'd like to try my best for the characters to actually remember past events appropriately XD;; <3
Crestlinger 24th Mar 2016, 4:51 AM edit delete reply
For cough Stopping on use one tablespoon of natural honey swallowed. Wash down with something relatively inert like lukewarm mint tea or milk.
The brother's reaction could be anything from an emo 'Sup' to fangirl hypersonic 'EEEEEEEE' all depends on who raised him and If he knows Kylie exists.
Kat 24th Mar 2016, 9:22 AM edit delete reply
I vote for the fangirl hypersonic 'EEEEEEEE' xD
Could you imagine if Kylie's brother were this super hyperactive kid who ran around all the time buzzing with energy and yelling? xD

Alternately, he could just stare at her blankly and be like "wait wat?"
rufiangel 29th Mar 2016, 6:20 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
XD <333 awww guys, I love reading all these predictions on how Kylie's brother might react, ahahaha <333
rufiangel 29th Mar 2016, 6:06 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Aww, thank you Cresty! Those are some great tips! I've definitely had so much honey this past week you have no idea XD;; <3
Allzephyr 24th Mar 2016, 7:59 AM edit delete reply
Allzephyr
Why do I suddenly have the strange feeling that Kylie's kid brother will be ordering their execution?

I hope you get well soon.
rufiangel 29th Mar 2016, 6:21 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Gosh :'D that would be a rather difficult situation now, wouldn't it? For all parties involved...

And thankyew!! >3< I certainly feel a lot better now than I did at the time of this update! :'D
KAM 24th Mar 2016, 5:55 PM edit delete reply
KAM
And if he's not happy to have a sister like Kylie, she'll pierce his body with ice shards. ;-)

Apologies if my sense of humor goes too dark sometimes.
rufiangel 29th Mar 2016, 6:23 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Man KAM :'DDDD hahaha, well, technically, a sad Kylie could lead to an LCF which could lead to that conclusion, lol
Proxy170 24th Mar 2016, 11:28 PM edit delete reply
Proxy170
That guy...he's so sly. At least he's on our side now...for now...sorta...lol
rufiangel 29th Mar 2016, 6:24 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
So it seems~~~ XP don't trust that guy too much, for sure!
Lukkai 25th Mar 2016, 6:15 AM edit delete reply
Lukkai
Against a bad throat, I found lime blossom tea with a good amount of honey to be very effective.
rufiangel 29th Mar 2016, 6:26 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Ah, I had a ton of lemon with honey over the past week X3 <3

Lime blossom... Is it just the cafe that served me it that one time I tried it, or is it a bit of an acquired taste? XDD;;
Lukkai 25th Mar 2016, 6:17 AM edit delete reply
Lukkai
Also Kylie getting somewhat flustered in front of Cain here, not for the meeting with her brother coming up, I think. I do remember the possible meaning for Everbrites.
rufiangel 29th Mar 2016, 6:27 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
What is the possible meaning of everbrites? :'D?
mjkj 25th Mar 2016, 9:12 PM edit delete reply
mjkj
@friday flare: Wow, nice to know - poor Cain, though

PS: I hope you are feeling better...
rufiangel 29th Mar 2016, 6:28 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Thanks Mjkj X3 and I'm glad you enjoyed the last Friday Flare! :D
Jarvi 26th Mar 2016, 8:55 AM edit delete reply
Jarvi
Seee Kylie, why not keep the pretty flower :3
Even if it's from cute trickster like Madou ;)
rufiangel 29th Mar 2016, 6:29 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
She's keeping it of course XD it was hers to begin with! Lolol XD
CiciEnixa 28th Mar 2016, 9:04 AM edit delete reply
CiciEnixa
With the combined forces of Madou's trolliness and Cain's raised seduction attempts (I see that look he's doing at that last panel, that is totally seductive XD), Kylie's feelings have become very transparent~

Don't you worry about meeting the Kylie bro, Kylie! The worst he can do is make you have an LCF relapse by sacrificing your soul and everyone else's to the demonic silver Serpamia Flare gods of swirly magics... oh wait...

*gives rufi more honey lemon tea*
rufiangel 29th Mar 2016, 6:32 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
*drinks all the honey lemon tea <333*

Yes, that's probably the worst that could happen XDDD lolol!

Kylie's become more easy-going around everyone recently I reckon XD; though I guess degenerating in a massive meltdown in front of your friends and then having mini-therapy with them might do that to you XD
Outlaw 29th Mar 2016, 4:53 AM edit delete reply
Outlaw
Look at Cain being the go-to-guy for the entire party. He's one heck of a cleric.
rufiangel 29th Mar 2016, 6:33 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Awww Outlaw, you're so sweet about Cain! XD <3 he certainly does seem to concern himself with both physical and emotional kinds of healing...