Comic 527 - Go on, then

31st Aug 2017, 6:00 PM in Chapter Eight
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527 - Go on, then
Average Rating: 5 (16 votes)

Author Notes:

rufiangel 31st Aug 2017, 6:00 PM edit delete
rufiangel
Happy Thursday, folks! :) Okay, maybe not the happiest update, but I'm pretty sure you guys knew this was coming XP

To offset the dark and panicky events of the chapter so far, I have a wonderful and adorable fanart from Digi:

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<3333 It's just TOO CUTE AHHH XD Lookit all those fluffy cocos!! Rince is so loved XD <333 Thank you so much Digi for the lovely lovely fanart!! :D I hope you readers enjoy the fluffy break X3

Okay, that's it from me for now. I'll catch you guys tomorrow with Friday Flare!

EDIT: ARGH I had a Friday Flare lined up but I forgot :'DDD my bad, it's completely because I kept letting it slip out of habit! I'll upload two Friday Flares to make up for it this Friday!

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Comments:

mjkj 31st Aug 2017, 6:02 PM edit delete reply
mjkj
Uh-oh...

poor Kylie... =S

Watch the tail, Kylie, always watch the tail...

Laifen:
- Raise me above my foes
- Protect them from harm

@ author notes: yeah, I was expecting something like that - that chapter cover... =S

@ fan art: Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww... <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 thank you Digi =D
*hugs and pets the baby cocos*

Digi5 31st Aug 2017, 6:53 PM edit delete reply
Digi5
Now that I look back at the chapter cover, I realize that Lyn, Kylie's brother, is facing the big furry monster in the background. While that might just represent him facing away from Kylie and our current party, I wonder if it could also represent him facing the monster on his own at one point?

I'm glad you liked the fanart! <3<3<3
mjkj 31st Aug 2017, 10:02 PM edit delete reply
mjkj
Well, I guess it is more that at some point he has to defend briar from the monster - so he will face it...

...or he gets instructed (by briar) to help Kight K... ;)

Yeah, it is great =D (and I love cocos) <3 =D
(...again, thank you) =)

rufiangel 5th Sep 2017, 6:07 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
@Mjkj: I'd say Kylie knew the tail was coming, she just didn't have any Spirit left to defend against it appropriately (only an Ice Shell or Ice Shield could have blocked it somewhat). The Ice Shield she threw up was massive!
Matt Knab 31st Aug 2017, 6:34 PM edit delete reply
Matt Knab
Well, FINE, since you insist.
I hope she isn't swallowed whole. :(
rufiangel 5th Sep 2017, 6:07 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
I'm sure it was totally going to leave her alone if she hadn't said anything, hahaha XD

It's pushing her away rather than towards its mouth at the moment, so don't worry... not yet? ;D
Digi5 31st Aug 2017, 6:44 PM edit delete reply
Digi5
Well, Kylie's not able to attack the creature directly, but she can at least protect others from its attack! >:) ...The other members of the party better catch up soon!

[edit] I'm so glad you liked the fanart, Rufi! ...and now I just realized I forgot to color the noses and tongue of the cocos pink! D:
rufiangel 5th Sep 2017, 6:07 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Kylie did indeed protect others, at the very least -v-)/ the others are hurrying! :')
(XD that's okay!! lolol and THANKYEW so much again, it's so super cute <333)
CiciEnixa 31st Aug 2017, 10:22 PM edit delete reply
CiciEnixa
Cici's Thought Process:
Nooooo people run FASTER! Oh! Yes, Kylie, you can... oh, n-no worries, she just got smacked... by the tail which has spikes... oh well at least the spike didn't hit... wait no, she did get impaled... at least it's just the leg...no, wait, there's also one right through her... rufi, we are going to have a nice long talk about this later :,D

(But I do love the hysteria and the helplessness in this whole page, you really nailed it... like how that tail nailed Kylie... ;3;)
rufiangel 5th Sep 2017, 6:07 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
I have indeed been given a talking-to by Cici, if anyone reading is wondering. And I have reassured her that in a fantasy setting like this, this is just a scratch, right? XD;; (or something like that)

(The ending to this comment nailed me lololol XD)
defo18 31st Aug 2017, 10:27 PM edit delete reply
defo18
God I felt the whiplash she had it she was impressive but she couldn't see the strike come in.

Damnit Kylie, dammit.
rufiangel 5th Sep 2017, 6:08 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
-v- Yeah... well, she did kinda see it coming. It's just that she sadly didn't have much left in the tank to defend at that moment; her cooldown was still happening. :'D
Wido 31st Aug 2017, 10:44 PM edit delete reply
tis but a scratch!
rufiangel 5th Sep 2017, 6:09 PM edit delete reply
Allzephyr 31st Aug 2017, 11:56 PM edit delete reply
Allzephyr
.....you didn't have to take her invitation so literally.
rufiangel 5th Sep 2017, 6:09 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
It was just so excited, it never gets invited anywhere! ;v;
Proxy170 1st Sep 2017, 1:47 AM edit delete reply
Proxy170
Ahh Kylie! D: If it weren't for the fact I know people in this universe don't die from being impaled (Kylie receiving the same damage she gave to Cain a while back?) I'd be more worried about Kylie's immediate health! But c'mon girl, hold on til Cain comes with that lovin' healin'!

And awww cute Rince! Rince...Rince that might be dead thanks to Ophelia...I hope not O.O
mjkj 1st Sep 2017, 4:45 AM edit delete reply
mjkj
Why should Rince be dead??? *is confused*

Ophie et al targeted first the ice lethians - and since Rince is fire he still should be safe...

Proxy170 1st Sep 2017, 5:07 AM edit delete reply
Proxy170
Did she? I don't remember it specifying ice first but I could have totally missed that. I was worried when she kept talking about the other Lethian Knight she killed (right before she tried to kill Seia) that it was Rince, since he was the only other one I could think of at the time we'd been introduced to. And Rufi didn't confirm or deny when I suggested it so...I thought terrible thoughts XD I like your thinking better though!!

EDIT: Dis page. But like I said I probably missed the "ice first" bit in an earlier page >.<
rufiangel 5th Sep 2017, 6:12 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
I went back to check to see if Ophelia did specify at a later date, and she did state outright which Lethiace she targeted before Seia - but it was super in-passing and I don't expect people to remember every line XD so here you go Proxy, at the very least, you know that Ophelia didn't kill Rince XD
megados 1st Sep 2017, 2:05 AM edit delete reply
Think of others (the crowd) first, and distract it, Kylie, and ouch! Hope Cain, (or someone) gets out here quick!
mjkj 1st Sep 2017, 4:45 AM edit delete reply
mjkj
Yeah, battlemage might be closer...
rufiangel 5th Sep 2017, 6:14 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
@megados: Kylie's definitely helping to distract its attention :'D
Jarvi 1st Sep 2017, 2:54 AM edit delete reply
Jarvi
They better pay generously later :)
rufiangel 5th Sep 2017, 6:15 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Can you imagine if webcomic MCs had a union? We'd be so screwed XD
MST3KFan 1st Sep 2017, 3:06 AM edit delete reply
MST3KFan
That'll leave a mark. Ouch!

Stupid people taking forever to escape! Less gawking, more running!
rufiangel 5th Sep 2017, 6:16 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Depends how fast a healer gets to her, in terms of it leaving a mark ;D

As for the crowd, it's hard not to stare at the gigantic beast I guess XDD do forgive them! At least they're running (and sometimes tripping) at the same time? :'D
DLKmusic 1st Sep 2017, 11:12 AM edit delete reply
DLKmusic
I know it's small consolation to the fact that Kylie is getting seriously pwned by this thing, but...

Last page people were discussing kylie possibly losing quarterly finals because she might get knocked out of bounds. Fact is, she has already won, as Speedcaster is disqualified for summoning something that has cast an AOE outside the boundaries (his roar).

Get there soon, Cain, Jinn and Nemi... Don't let Kylie's victory be posthumous!
rufiangel 5th Sep 2017, 6:18 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Hahaha DLK, I'm impressed you're keeping track of the tourney while this is happening! XD;;; But I'd say you're pretty correct... Speedcaster disqualified himself instantly :'D
Seabiscuit 1st Sep 2017, 11:17 AM edit delete reply
Seabiscuit
Aw gosh... Well, that's one way to get its attention... :'D
G-good job though, quick thinking~~~
rufiangel 5th Sep 2017, 6:20 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Alternatively, she could have tried hollering and waving her arms about, but I don't know if it would have been as effective XD;

Kylie's quick to act, but she didn't think one all the way through until it was too late -v- that said, though, given the circumstances, even knowing what was coming she would probably do the exact same thing anyway -v-;;;
Damatris 1st Sep 2017, 3:11 PM edit delete reply
Damatris
It definitely is more scary with the teeth drawn. xD *Caught up, finally!*
rufiangel 5th Sep 2017, 6:20 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Yayyy Dama-nee <3 happy you're caught up!! ;v;*

And yes, the gummy look was definitely a touch geriatric XDDD
KAM 1st Sep 2017, 5:44 PM edit delete reply
KAM
Ice, ice baby... ;-)
rufiangel 5th Sep 2017, 6:21 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Appropriate :'D
Crestlinger 1st Sep 2017, 8:55 PM edit delete reply
LCF time? Potentially IF she sees that the crowd has left before going Dark. Reflection barrier doesn't mean much if you have a suffocating Glacier around it.
rufiangel 5th Sep 2017, 6:22 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
That's an interesting thought -v-

Hmm... well, I'll say that an LCF is caused by a loss of control. So the choice to use it would depend on Kylie deciding she wants to lose it...
CraftyNessi33 2nd Sep 2017, 1:08 AM edit delete reply
CraftyNessi33
Kylie be like: *sigh* "I accept my fate."
rufiangel 5th Sep 2017, 6:23 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
XD Yep, she gave it a second's thought and went like 'yeah I got nothing. come at me *sigh*' :'D
Robert 4th Sep 2017, 3:54 AM edit delete reply
"Go on then." has a totally different meaning with the local mutt here... as that's the call to head outdoors to uh, bio.
Robert 4th Sep 2017, 3:55 AM edit delete reply
"Go on then." has a totally different meaning with the local mutt here... as that's the call to head outdoors to uh, bio.
Robert 4th Sep 2017, 3:55 AM edit delete reply
"Go on then." has a totally different meaning with the local mutt here... as that's the call to head outdoors to uh, bio.
Robert 4th Sep 2017, 3:55 AM edit delete reply
"Go on then." has a totally different meaning with the local mutt here... as that's the call to head outdoors to uh, bio.
Robert 4th Sep 2017, 7:52 AM edit delete reply
Uh, thank you comic fury for spamming for me! Really, I appreciate that!
rufiangel 5th Sep 2017, 6:24 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
That made me laugh twice, once for the comment itself and the other for the silly spammage XD usually I delete duplicates but this one I think I'll leave for posterity XDD
Scia 4th Sep 2017, 1:41 PM edit delete reply
Not related to the comic, but in case you see this, Rufi, I thought I'd note that you can schedule Tumblr posts to go up on a later date. Really handy for those of us that need to do things while we're thinking about them, or else we forget (such as myself XD).
rufiangel 5th Sep 2017, 6:25 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Ah, scheduling Tumblr posts... I'll have to consider doing that! XD;; Thanks for the tip, Scia :D