Comic 463 - Non-responsive

20th Sep 2016, 1:00 AM in Chapter Seven
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463 - Non-responsive
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rufiangel 20th Sep 2016, 1:00 AM edit delete
rufiangel
Happy Monday/Tuesday, folks! XD; Thanks for being patient with today's update.

Some readers might remember this is exactly how Kylie reacted to the Agapelea Oil too~

Today I really want to share another really awesome fanart from Kat! (Please visit her lovely fanart tumblr too~~)

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She has aptly titled this one 'Brothers' X3 <3 thank you so much Kat, it's lovely!! ;3;***

It's 1:00am so I think I need to sleep :'D so hopefully the next update will go up alongside some long overdue Friday Flare posts too XD;

Thanks for reading, see you guys on Thursday/Friday! <3

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rufiangel 26th Sep 2016, 10:27 AM edit delete
rufiangel
Hey guys, thanks for being so patient recently with the run of non-updates as of late.

I'm going through a rough patch in terms of motivation. But don't worry, I think this is a necessary storm all webcomic artists have to weather every so often. I'm just grateful to have readers willing to stick it through with me until it's over. Truly, thank you.

Comments:

Seabiscuit 20th Sep 2016, 2:22 AM edit delete reply
Seabiscuit
W-wah, those tears, aw man...
Someone get that thing off him! ;~;
rufiangel 3rd Oct 2016, 5:34 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
We will see if it is possible... seeing that he can still cry under it, thankfully it appears it hasn't been welded to his head ;D <3
Headgamer 20th Sep 2016, 2:30 AM edit delete reply
Headgamer
Darn that magically assisted slavery.
rufiangel 3rd Oct 2016, 5:34 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
That's one way of putting it! Though... is this slavery? :P
thewotartmonkey 20th Sep 2016, 2:46 AM edit delete reply
thewotartmonkey
Poor Lyn :,(
rufiangel 3rd Oct 2016, 5:35 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
He's a little lamb weakly bleating <3 :'D
MST3KFan 20th Sep 2016, 3:07 AM edit delete reply
MST3KFan
Hmm... Even with that seal on him, he knows its something familiar to him. At least Archer seems concerned for Lyn unlike a certain brat.
rufiangel 3rd Oct 2016, 5:36 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
To be fair, Briar isn't looking at Lyn XD
And yes, he still has possession of his olfactory senses! ^-^ They say our memories are mostly triggered by smell, as that was our most acute sense when we were babies. Or so I've heard. XD;
mjkj 20th Sep 2016, 3:54 AM edit delete reply
mjkj
Awwww... poor Lyn...

I hope Archer will do the right thing...

...and why is Lyn sealed away? (I think that is what that bloodfinder meant when he said his movements are restricted...)

...and somehow I start to really dislike that briar...

Gilrandir 20th Sep 2016, 8:38 AM edit delete reply
I agree that it is hard to imagine credible scenarios that reflect credit on Master Briar that would explain why the seal on Lyn remains in-place. (Not impossible, mind, but difficult. ^_^) I also agree this situation would seem to be to what the blood finder was referring.

It also makes you wonder ... if Lyn is deaf to all but the sound of Master Briar's voice, and his eyes are sealed away, what's he using as a targeting sense for his Kung Fu? ^_^

I suspect it will end up being narratively significant that the blood crystal ended up in Archer's possession, rather than Master Briar's.
rufiangel 3rd Oct 2016, 5:36 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Lyn seems to be using other senses to work his way around the blindness and the deafness... ;)

We'll see about that blood crystal! ;D
mjkj 29th Sep 2016, 8:36 PM edit delete reply
mjkj
Suggested song for this or the next page: I want to break free
rufiangel 3rd Oct 2016, 5:37 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
S-sorry, I don't know that song :'D
mjkj 3rd Oct 2016, 6:00 PM edit delete reply
mjkj
That is a song by Queen...
rufiangel 3rd Oct 2016, 5:36 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Archer will soon have some options open to him. We'll see if he makes the most of it!

As for Lyn, why indeed? ;)
mjkj 3rd Oct 2016, 6:04 PM edit delete reply
mjkj
Maybe that he will not become a silver mage himself?
Matt Knab 20th Sep 2016, 3:54 AM edit delete reply
Matt Knab
Something certainly got through to him! A shared olfactory memory perhaps?
rufiangel 3rd Oct 2016, 5:36 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Mmhmm <3
Some nostalgic smells bring you right back to moments in time, right? ;3;*
Outlaw 20th Sep 2016, 3:55 AM edit delete reply
Outlaw
Aw, poor Lyn...
Now I'm sad.

Sadness aside, you do such an awesome job fleshing out every character, Rufiangel. It makes the world of Serpamia Flare feel that much more lived in and real. Great work.
rufiangel 3rd Oct 2016, 5:36 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
S-sorry to bring the sads! :'D But that is such kind praise, Outlaw!! ;3;* <3 It is so encouraging to know that you feel that way about the world and the characters in SF... I'll keep doing my best!! ;__;* <33 thankyewsosomuch!! *glomp*
Crestlinger 20th Sep 2016, 4:59 AM edit delete reply
The scent of memory.
rufiangel 3rd Oct 2016, 5:37 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
For me, the smell of summer always makes my heartbeat quicken with joy. Even after I belatedly remember that 'summer holidays' aren't a thing for older-me now XD;; <3
DLKmusic 20th Sep 2016, 8:02 AM edit delete reply
DLKmusic
Dammit, I KNEW I didn't like him! Here's an I idea... I'll get the Tar, someone else get the Feathers, and let's all teach Briar Rabbit a lesson here!
Gilrandir 20th Sep 2016, 8:42 AM edit delete reply
I see what you did there. ^_^
DLKmusic 20th Sep 2016, 11:44 AM edit delete reply
DLKmusic
Good! Grab the Feathers!
Gilrandir 20th Sep 2016, 3:15 PM edit delete reply
I suspect that Lyn's imprisonment is actually unconstitutional. The Supreme Court would obviously rule this to be a case of Briar Restraint of Free Speech. ^_^
Just_IDD 21st Sep 2016, 12:06 PM edit delete reply
Its briar fox who needs the feathers not the rabbit.
Gilrandir 21st Sep 2016, 12:21 PM edit delete reply
And, for Serpamia Flare:After Dark (the NSFW edition) we can expect Briar Bare. ^_^
rufiangel 3rd Oct 2016, 5:37 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Gil no stahp :'D
rufiangel 3rd Oct 2016, 5:37 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Gaiz gaiz go easy on li'l Briar, he's just a little brat still XD
azureXtwilight 20th Sep 2016, 8:51 AM edit delete reply
azureXtwilight
Someone should teach Briar some manners, poor Lyn! :')))
rufiangel 3rd Oct 2016, 5:47 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
For some reason, hearing this from a floating stick of butter terrifies me XD;;; Run, Briar, runnn!
HeSerpenty 20th Sep 2016, 12:17 PM edit delete reply
HeSerpenty
Aw what a heart breaking page! I hope Archer can somehow help reunite Lyn and Kylie--weeell reunite as in..introduce for the first time x"D. YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN

I wonder how the poor guy got in this situation :(
rufiangel 3rd Oct 2016, 5:47 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
LOL I do know what you mean XDDD complicated ainnit :'D <3 I'm glad you're rooting for this!

'tis the million goldra question at the moment......... ;D
Jarvi 20th Sep 2016, 3:15 PM edit delete reply
Jarvi
Muuuu poor Lyn, how did you end up in such horrible situation D:
He at least can feel the touch, right? Hug him Archer :<
rufiangel 3rd Oct 2016, 5:47 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
He doesn't seem to be in a great situation, ne? :'D
He *can* feel touch, yep! Hugs would work with him, so long as he doesn't accidentally miscontrue it as a suplex at first XD (that may not end well :'D)
KAM 20th Sep 2016, 5:13 PM edit delete reply
KAM
:-)
CiciEnixa 20th Sep 2016, 10:59 PM edit delete reply
CiciEnixa
The more I think about it, the more I really wonder how Lyn even got into this situation. He was probably not in Halehurst when Kylie had her LCF, which makes me wonder why he was away at all if he was the 'surprise' Mama was hinting at (assuming he IS the surprise and not the whole "gonna sacrifice my doter on this blood pentagram")
rufiangel 3rd Oct 2016, 5:47 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Fufufufu XD
Indeed, where was he, anyway? ;P
(I laughed out loud at the 'doter' line XDDD imsotwistedhalp)
Kat 21st Sep 2016, 12:49 AM edit delete reply
t-t-THIS PAGE IS SO SAD!! D:
I-I-... I'M SAD NOW TT_TT *buries face in pillow*

So, can Lyn see with that seal on? Because, y'know, maybe Archer could get a *written* message across to him...
Gilrandir 21st Sep 2016, 3:51 AM edit delete reply
Possibly he can see just fine ... but Master Briar has forbidden him from learning to read. ^_^
Kat 21st Sep 2016, 6:12 AM edit delete reply
I figure he would've learned to read BEFORE that... I mean, he DID grow up with his mother for some time at least
Gilrandir 21st Sep 2016, 6:35 AM edit delete reply
You're probably right.
rufiangel 3rd Oct 2016, 5:48 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
It hasn't been that many years since Halehurst was destroyed, I should add. :)
rufiangel 3rd Oct 2016, 5:47 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
I'm sorry for all the sads brought by this page :'D *gently pats Kat*
I know this might make things sound sadder but Lyn can't see anything XD with that seal on, he's blind!
Kat 3rd Oct 2016, 9:39 PM edit delete reply
dangit that's even sadder!!! D:
(I called that, though :p)
Proxy170 24th Sep 2016, 1:04 AM edit delete reply
Proxy170
Ahh this is so depressing! :( I hope you have a happy ending planned, Rufi! I still have so many questions about how he got into this situation...and why the seal? Archer doesn't seem to have a limitation like that...
rufiangel 3rd Oct 2016, 5:48 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Awww Proxy :'D well, you know me... I'm too soft to do anything really cruel here, right? Right? :'D <3
Archer and Lyn do seem to be under different limitations, ne? I guess they have different roles? ;)