Comic 479 - Dark Room

22nd Dec 2016, 1:20 AM in Chapter Seven
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479 - Dark Room
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rufiangel 22nd Dec 2016, 1:20 AM edit delete
rufiangel
Hey guys, I'm back in town! Thanks for your patience regarding the delayed updates lately.

There is just one more update to go before Chapter Seven wraps up, and then I'll go on a break before Chapter Eight begins. I'll announce more details on the break on the next update!

In the meantime please note that I'll do my best to update the final page before Christmas~ :)

Thank you for reading! I know I'm super behind on comments - I'll catch up on everything soon enough, I hope >3<;;

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Comments:

Proxy170 22nd Dec 2016, 1:54 AM edit delete reply
Proxy170
Holy crap...yea, I don't feel like I was too mean to Cain now D: You're so cruel, Rufi!!

It's truly wonderfully illustrated though, nicely done!
rufiangel 5th Jan 2017, 4:07 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Hahahaha, I feel so cruel and yet so pleased to know you feel it was well illustrated, SUCH MIXED FEELINGS PROXY XD thank you so much though!! <3

Apparently I'm a cruel mistress ;v;*
HeSerpenty 22nd Dec 2016, 2:25 AM edit delete reply
HeSerpenty
Oh man.... this update D:

Caaaain T__T. I can't wait til we find out every little detail about... ALL of this! Abel has some craaaaazy eyes right there man!
Very nicely rendered page Rufii!
rufiangel 5th Jan 2017, 4:09 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Iiiit kind of makes me recall Hizruk-baby's flashbacks, now that I think about it... though I think poor Hirzuk-baby got it REAL rough, rougher than Cain in many ways. ;_;* Poor baby... I LEARNT THIS FROM YOU SERPY-KINS XD

Anyway! Abel's got the Crazy Eyes Prize 2016, he's very proud of it and polished it up next to his Crazy Eyes Prize 2015 and 2014 XD

Thank you very much btw! ;v;* I'm glad to know the page works!
JC Webcomics 22nd Dec 2016, 3:09 AM edit delete reply
JC Webcomics
Poor Cain, someone give him a hug!
Gilrandir 22nd Dec 2016, 5:10 AM edit delete reply
I think his brother is looking for him right now ... maybe he plans to give hm a hug? ^_^
rufiangel 5th Jan 2017, 4:09 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
@Gil: Sure! Embracing him with death and darkness is a 'hug', right? XD
rufiangel 5th Jan 2017, 4:09 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
JC! <3

Ahahaha, okay, I'm going to +1 to Cain's Hug Credit, he's really stacking those up now XD
Matt Knab 22nd Dec 2016, 5:45 AM edit delete reply
Matt Knab
Yikes, just a bit of trauma in his past. o.O
Poor guy.
So excited that my mugs are coming, Rufi!!
rufiangel 5th Jan 2017, 4:10 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Just a smidge! :'D

And I'm so glad they made their way to you safely, Matt!! <3 Thank you ;v;***
Kat 22nd Dec 2016, 6:17 AM edit delete reply
Uuuuuuuuuhh Cain D: D:

All the angst aside, I really love the layout of this page-- the way you did the panels really shows the... brokenness of the memories. I'm impressed! (and also sad. poor Cain D:)
rufiangel 5th Jan 2017, 4:11 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
So much aaangst XD;; but thank you so much, Kat!! I'm very pleased you noticed the small details <3 ;v;* Cain is a very broken boy ahahaha :'D but don't worry, help is on the way... right?
MST3KFan 22nd Dec 2016, 6:53 AM edit delete reply
MST3KFan
Geez. Hasn't Cain through enough!? ^_^;;

He really looks to Kylie as a support in more ways than just keeping enemies from attacking him while he's casting spells I'd say.
rufiangel 5th Jan 2017, 4:12 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
To be fair, Cain has already been through what he's been through, so we're just rehashing things, yanno. XD For the reader's benefit ;D

Fufufu. <3 That's a lovely way of putting it, MST3K! :D
Seabiscuit 22nd Dec 2016, 8:12 AM edit delete reply
Seabiscuit
Ah jesus!!!
As if we needed any more reasons to hate this vicious little snot... Oh gosh. That SMILE... D:
rufiangel 5th Jan 2017, 4:13 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
I have to say, Abel probably wins 'most hated character' just BARELY over Jinn. Maybe. XD;;;

Also, the smile was actually a bit comic at first XD then I added all the shadows and I was like 'oh. okay, now that's a lot creepier' XDD;;; darnit, Abel...
CiciEnixa 22nd Dec 2016, 8:16 AM edit delete reply
CiciEnixa
... See, this is why people don't like you, Abel. Your locks may be pretty but your smile can slash through Cain more agonizingly than any whip. Also, knowing things now... this is NOT the kind of image anyone would want to have seared into their brain D,:
rufiangel 5th Jan 2017, 4:14 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Gosh, that is such a poetic comment, Cici ;3;* Bet it plays in the next ballad sung by bards in Archaeia many years after the legend of Cain XDD

(If only 'brain bleach' was a real thing :'D)
Crestlinger 22nd Dec 2016, 9:06 AM edit delete reply
Just before brand scar for a timeframe guess.

I've been mugged by Nemike. *Cheers.
rufiangel 5th Jan 2017, 4:15 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
<333 So happy you've been mugged XDD thank you Cresty <333

Also, that's a pretty good guess :D we'll see about that brand in time!
Jarvi 22nd Dec 2016, 4:36 PM edit delete reply
Jarvi
Goddammit Abel. Don't smile ever again. EVER.

Poor Cain :< <3
rufiangel 5th Jan 2017, 4:16 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
You know, it's interesting, but I don't think we've seen Abel smile in any of his more recent appearances (not flashbacks). Maybe he really didn't smile again. >_> ... at least, he hasn't yet...?
Jarvi 5th Jan 2017, 5:22 PM edit delete reply
Jarvi
You mean my scolding from the future into his flashbacks worked for his behavior on recent past pages? Woah.... that's pretty awesome power I have there ;D <3
KAM 22nd Dec 2016, 7:10 PM edit delete reply
KAM
Man, when those parties get out of hand... ;-)
rufiangel 5th Jan 2017, 4:17 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
That's what happens when no one thinks to dilute the darn katonipu with tonic water, folks. You wake up whipped silly without the cream and can't find the key to the handcuffs!
mjkj 22nd Dec 2016, 9:32 PM edit delete reply
mjkj
Ugh, poor Cain...

...all those nightmarish memories...


*hugs Rufi* is fine - we have survived ;)

rufiangel 5th Jan 2017, 4:17 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Thank you Mjkj X3

And yes, he does seem to have a lot of those. :'D
Just_IDD 22nd Dec 2016, 9:33 PM edit delete reply
As creepy as it is that Able picture wants to be a little random head icon.
rufiangel 5th Jan 2017, 4:19 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Actually, a dear reader of mine showed me the Abel face as a separate screenshot and I laughed myself silly XD

Tell you what, I'll make that little random head icon when I'm home and able XDD
Headgamer 22nd Dec 2016, 11:41 PM edit delete reply
Headgamer
Poor Cain. :(
rufiangel 5th Jan 2017, 4:19 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
He's just a poor daifu lamb, eh? ;v;*
DLKmusic 23rd Dec 2016, 11:32 AM edit delete reply
DLKmusic
Here's the hardest part of seeing Cain like this, or at least my take... When he's not being terrified out of his mind, he's trying his best to try and forgive Abel.

That just makes scenes like this all that much harder to look at.

P.S. Welcome back, and have a wonderful Christmas this year!
rufiangel 5th Jan 2017, 4:20 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Cain's take on Abel is mostly expressed at its clearest in Chapter Five, when he's talking to Ren. So far, that's the most we've gotten from him, but we'll see in later chapters further developments on that front... I'm glad to see that this page has got you thinking about that, though! X3

And thank you always for reading, DLK!! ;v;* I hope you had a lovely Christmas and new year's!~
defo18 23rd Dec 2016, 3:54 PM edit delete reply
defo18
Well too bad Cain
You shouldn't have killed Abel
rufiangel 5th Jan 2017, 4:21 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Or maybe defo, he should have? XDDD
I kid, I kid...
azureXtwilight 23rd Dec 2016, 9:34 PM edit delete reply
azureXtwilight
ABEL IS A TITAN CONFIRMED

*aotreferencecough
Lukkai 24th Dec 2016, 2:36 AM edit delete reply
Lukkai
Yeah, pretty much the same thought here. :D
rufiangel 5th Jan 2017, 4:21 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
You know Azu-rin, I still haven't read that manga or watched the anime for AoT! XD; But I think I've seen enough memes and references to know what you're talking about lolol XD
TheD-Wrek 24th Dec 2016, 11:52 PM edit delete reply
TheD-Wrek
!!!!

That smile man.. it made me...
rufiangel 5th Jan 2017, 4:26 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Ahahahaha D XD ironically, that made me smile! ;D
Gilrandir 3rd Jan 2017, 3:02 AM edit delete reply
[So, inspiration struck. And those who know me knows that means you should stop reading now, for your own sake. But, if you display more curiosity than good sense, here's a bit of whimsey for you. You may, if you wish, imagine this as sung by Cain to the tune of Elton John's "Daniel".]

Abel is looking for me once again
I can feel his magical forces reaching out over the plain
Oh and I can see henchmen lurking nearby
God it looks like Abel won't let me ever say "goodbye".

I tried to get away from the scene
Leave the Holy City to Abel, the only place he's ever been
Left it all to him, but it's not enough.
Hope my new companions make his killing me too tough.

Abel, my brother, you are colder than me.
You once gave me the pain of the scars that won't heal.
You wish I died, but instead I took flight
Abel, I escaped in the dead of the night.

Abel is looking for me once again
I can feel his magic forces looking to locate the chain
Oh and I can see henchmen lurking nearby
God it looks like Abel won't let me ever say "goodbye".
Oh God it looks like Abel won't let me ever say "goodbye".
rufiangel 5th Jan 2017, 4:29 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Gil... this is amazing, so amazing. <3 :D
I'm so honoured you spent the time to craft this great 'bit of whimsy', as you say! <3 Love all the changes you made to those lyrics XD Maybe I can post this as a 'fanwork' somewhere, if that's okay with you?
As more is revealed, I think it'll surprise you just how fitting this whole thing is... @_@ <3
Gilrandir 5th Jan 2017, 7:55 PM edit delete reply
I'm very glad you like it, and that I didn't get things completely wrong. Feel free to consider it a fan contribution if you have an idea of where you'd like it to go. (Though, of course, both of us must agree not to infringe on any of Sir Elton's original copyright. ^_^) I've enjoyed your work and I'm very pleased to play around with some of the thoughts and images you have provided. And to be able to share the results.
Sarah 12th Jan 2017, 3:18 PM edit delete reply
Well. That's guaranteed to make someone wet their pants. At least, it would for me. :[
rufiangel 12th Jan 2017, 5:00 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Aww, I'm glad you're understanding of Cain's situation at the moment :'D <3
Don't worry, he hasn't wet his pants... yet? Naw, hopefully I won't have to render THAT unfortunate scenario XD;;;;