Comic 481 - Slim and compact

23rd Jan 2017, 6:00 PM in Chapter Eight
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481 - Slim and compact
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rufiangel 23rd Jan 2017, 6:00 PM edit delete
Hello dear readers, welcome to Chapter 8! :D If you missed the modern AU omake during the break, you can check it out from here~

I thought chapter 8 would open up best with a quick flashback before the cover art. If you guys are not aware of monks and vows in the fantasy role-playing realm, let me drop a link to monk vows in Pathfinders as an example. SF does not adhere to Pathfinder monk vows, obviously, but the concept is similar so if you're curious you can take a look. :)

By the way, there was an awesome Kylie cameo in Re:Set a few weeks ago that I wasn't able to link appropriately during the break, so please check it out if you don't already read Re:Set :D ♥ Thanks so much Azure-rin!! ;v;*

Finally - I did a full update on the Party page, updated the Races page with Saera, added the Synopsis for Chapter 7 and finally also updated the World Map with the party's current progress. Whew! These took me a while! But I think it's good to have these updated to the latest best I can~ XD;

I've also updated the buttons and created a 'Newbie Guide' of sorts for new readers. Nothing major has changed there, though I did remove the 'Home' button and instead changed the title image into an image link, so if you want to head back to the main home site, you can just click that on any page you're on. :)

Uhmu, I think that's about it from me for now. I'll catch you guys on Thursday!

I'm going to try something new and put in a countdown timer until the next update, so you guys know exactly when it'll be up. Let's see if you guys find it useful at all? XD;

EDIT: Removed the timer!


HeSerpenty 23rd Jan 2017, 6:28 PM edit delete reply
Ohhhh an interesting flashback indeed! So THAT's the story behind that head hardware! Hmmm now the question is...if and when Briar will release him :O


ooooo a countdown timer how interesting!That is some cool commitment, guuurl! I wish I knew for sure that I'd be done on time like that x"DDDD
Amarok 24th Jan 2017, 2:52 AM edit delete reply
one does not simply tell Kylee no. but then again if he fights as well as depicted, it will be a mess when Briar sicks him on her with him not knowing who hes fighting and no way for them to be identified.
HeSerpenty 24th Jan 2017, 4:05 AM edit delete reply
Ohhhh now THAT would be an interesting confrontation :O
rufiangel 25th Jan 2017, 2:07 PM edit delete reply
@Amarok: That would definitely be very awkward afterwards, wouldn't it? :'D
rufiangel 25th Jan 2017, 2:07 PM edit delete reply
<3 Thank you Serpy, I'm glad you find it interesting! :D It's definitely a part of the story, yep... ;)

And thank you for finding the timer cool XDD I just thought it'd be something to try out to keep myself accountable. The webcomic artist behind MegaTokyo used to have these 'comic completion %' bars but readers would go nuts refreshing his page whenever the bar reached 90%+ so his server would crash XD;;; so he had to stop doing that. But it gave the readers something to check and look at, so I thought I'd give something similar a go :) we'll see if it's anything readers care about at all or not! XD;
azureXtwilight 23rd Jan 2017, 6:31 PM edit delete reply
I wonder, how old is Archer anyway? XD Because he never seemed to age.

And Lyn, dat mask makes you look badass. But... it's really an inconvenient for your true potential.

Thank you for linking the page!
rufiangel 25th Jan 2017, 2:11 PM edit delete reply
He's in his twenties to my memory, hang on, let me pull up Alicia's bio of him~

*phone hold music plays*

He's 24! But keep in mind that Archer is a full-blooded Saeren, meaning he ages at a slower rate than humans and has a different ageing process. Also, this flashback doesn't take place that far back. :)

I'm glad that you like how the mask looks on Lyn, btw XD he's gonna have it on for quite some time yet :'D

Finally, you're very welcome! Thank YOU for the lovely Kylie cameo <333~~~
KAM 23rd Jan 2017, 7:32 PM edit delete reply
One would think cutting himself off from sights and sounds would impair his ability to see or hear approaching threats.
Kat 25th Jan 2017, 1:52 AM edit delete reply
I still think he uses echolocation xD
rufiangel 25th Jan 2017, 2:12 PM edit delete reply
@Kat: Still a valid theory XD
rufiangel 25th Jan 2017, 2:12 PM edit delete reply
Heh, heh. Well, think of it this way; if he doesn't use sight or sound, then he must be using something else, right? ;)
KAM 25th Jan 2017, 6:41 PM edit delete reply
Body odor? ;-)
rufiangel 25th Jan 2017, 10:43 PM edit delete reply
XD You know, that's probably part of it LOL
mjkj 23rd Jan 2017, 9:13 PM edit delete reply
So, he confined himself willingly...

...but how is he able to navigate or even fight blinded like that???

rufiangel 25th Jan 2017, 2:14 PM edit delete reply
Hmm, that's an interesting way to put it, 'he confined himself willingly'... I'm just going to say, 'not necessarily' and leave it at that for now XD

Fighting is one thing; navigation though, he would mostly rely on Briar. :) At least, in terms of knowing *where* he is. Following Briar regardless isn't a problem for him. XD;
mjkj 26th Jan 2017, 6:08 PM edit delete reply
Ok, I can see the big spoiler-censor bar over your answer ;)

Ok, still strange though how he can sense his surroundings to know where an enemy is and to not run constantly into walls...

TheD-Wrek 23rd Jan 2017, 9:48 PM edit delete reply
That head gear does make him look intimidating aaaaand anyone that does that arms behind their head Ranma/anime walk is okay in my books. X)

Chicken wings over there on the other hand... lol.
rufiangel 25th Jan 2017, 2:15 PM edit delete reply
Ahahahaha XD I didn't realise but you're right - it IS very Ranma! Lolol XD

The headgear does seem a bit ominous, doesn't it? :')

Chicken wings is a hilarious nickname XDDD
Tsunamiatunzen1 24th Jan 2017, 12:17 AM edit delete reply
Well I think I know how this is going to pan out now between the two siblings... in part anyways. Not going to say anything just in case I'm right since I suspect that it's not going to be very heart-warming and rather heart-wrenching instead >.<
rufiangel 25th Jan 2017, 2:15 PM edit delete reply
Hnnnnnnngh XD *zips mouth*
Proxy170 24th Jan 2017, 1:23 AM edit delete reply
Oh gosh, the two paths these siblings have taken....D: Although at least it seems Lyn is driven to a goal, not totally beaten down into a submissive dog :(

Briar is a spoiled kid, but part of me sees he's just a factor of his upbringing, and in other circumstances he may have turned out alright...maybe he'll show some mercy if Lyn ever does show interest in being released from his vows...
rufiangel 25th Jan 2017, 2:17 PM edit delete reply
They started their paths in different places, after all; they diverged quite a bit ;v;*

I'm glad to know Briar is coming off that way to you, Proxy XD; that's better than his first impression, I hope!

In regards to the last bit you said, maybe the next page will shed some light on that regard ;)
Seabiscuit 24th Jan 2017, 4:01 AM edit delete reply
Huh, well... That explains a bit, but- Surely... He chose this for himself?! D:
rufiangel 25th Jan 2017, 2:18 PM edit delete reply
It seems like it, at least for some part, right? ;)

Sorry that behind every question I answer, is yet another question XDDD
Matt Knab 24th Jan 2017, 6:13 AM edit delete reply
Matt Knab
Haha, dude, this isn't the animal shelter!
rufiangel 25th Jan 2017, 2:18 PM edit delete reply
I know right XDD he almost said "Let's get this one!" but then caught himself in time at least for *that* :'D
MST3KFan 24th Jan 2017, 1:34 PM edit delete reply
So basically Lyn has made himself like the super hero Daredevil...except Daredevil without sight OR hearing. Which means extra badass as a fighter.
rufiangel 25th Jan 2017, 2:19 PM edit delete reply
Ahahaha yeah, this is pretty much it, MST3K! XD
Lukkai 24th Jan 2017, 2:02 PM edit delete reply
Anyone got a good Jeff Goldblum gif lying around for when the counter hits zero?
rufiangel 25th Jan 2017, 2:20 PM edit delete reply
Oh boy XD; it's too bad comments can't scheduled ;P
peggythedog 24th Jan 2017, 10:50 PM edit delete reply
Hmmm... wonder why he took the oath in the first place tho?
Lukkai 25th Jan 2017, 12:39 PM edit delete reply
It might just be that he needed something in his life that he could hold on to. Having no family, no home, not even a birthplace he could return to.
rufiangel 25th Jan 2017, 2:20 PM edit delete reply
@peggythedog: Why, indeed? ;)

@Lukkai: ;___; That made me sad
Kat 25th Jan 2017, 2:01 AM edit delete reply
Even if he chose this himself...
It's still super sad D:

I have a suspicion as to where Kylie-Lyn's eventual meeting is headed, but after reading a certain big reveal in The Lethian I don't know if I can handle another emotional punch like that x'D :'D
rufiangel 25th Jan 2017, 2:22 PM edit delete reply
Orphaned child be sad ;v;*

And ahahahaha XD now, now, would I really pull the same punch twice? ;)

... ;D
CiciEnixa 26th Jan 2017, 12:05 AM edit delete reply
Kat 26th Jan 2017, 4:36 AM edit delete reply
...I am suspicious.
Thomas Dimensor 25th Jan 2017, 5:05 AM edit delete reply
Thomas Dimensor
Just like everybody else above me, i can clearly see where this is going, and i don't like it....
rufiangel 25th Jan 2017, 2:22 PM edit delete reply
Now, now, would I be so cruel? ;)

(heh heh heh)
Thomas Dimensor 26th Jan 2017, 12:30 AM edit delete reply
Thomas Dimensor
[worry intensifies]
DLKmusic 25th Jan 2017, 9:27 AM edit delete reply
Counter, eh? that's certainly ambitious!

rufiangel 25th Jan 2017, 2:24 PM edit delete reply
I be an ambitious lady XD

That said, I gave a bit of a lengthy spiel to Serpy's comment on this page already about why I'm trying it out (if you want to look) but also - I managed to build a page of buffer while I was taking the break to plan the chapter, so I'm trying to utilise it for now XD
DLKmusic 26th Jan 2017, 2:57 AM edit delete reply
I read all comments and all responses... I am Omnicomment. 8)
Crestlinger 25th Jan 2017, 9:27 PM edit delete reply
'...focuses purely on force.' Mind immediately went to Jedi. That Would explain how he sees and such.
Kat 26th Jan 2017, 2:48 AM edit delete reply
Jedi Lyn!
Someone get him a lightsaber please
peggythedog 26th Jan 2017, 10:19 AM edit delete reply
"use the Force, Lyn" XD
rufiangel 1st Feb 2017, 4:02 PM edit delete reply
Oh boy, Jedi Lyn? XD;; Well, that would certainly explain it, LOL
CiciEnixa 26th Jan 2017, 12:10 AM edit delete reply
Can I adopt the dapper gentleman with the hat? Wait, is he not for sale? XD

From a child standpoint (and even from not that standpoint), Lyn IS rather cool with how he's described. And I'm glad that, being bought and all, he's still in rather good hands. At least we know Briar doesn't hurt the poor boy. Badassery aside, Lyn may not retaliate if abused by his owner :(
rufiangel 1st Feb 2017, 4:03 PM edit delete reply
Sure you can Cici-muffin, you can even name him if you like XD if you buy him today I'll even toss in some extra copato fries!

Briar wouldn't hurt a fly, so they say... XD;; (though if it's a massive fantasy-RPG-world-sized fly then maybe he would)