Comic 554 - Not yet

4th Jan 2018, 6:00 PM in Chapter Eight
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554 - Not yet
Average Rating: 5 (11 votes)

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rufiangel 4th Jan 2018, 6:00 PM edit delete
Heya folks, happy Thursday! :)

Hope you enjoy today's update~ When you've only got the one shot, you've gotta make it count! >3<*)/

I'm doing my best to catch up on all the comments - with some luck I'll be back on track by the coming Monday :)

Thanks for reading, and catch you guys on the next update!

rufiangel 7th Jan 2018, 11:05 PM edit delete
Hey guys, sorry for this notice but the next update will be late - hopefully it'll be done by Monday night, but if not, the update will go up Tuesday. I was a little busy with other arrangements this weekend, apologies!


KAM 4th Jan 2018, 7:10 PM edit delete reply
"It's the fourth down and Jinn is going to try a Hail Mary to Nemi..." ;-)

American football reference if you didn't get it. Hail Mary usually refers to a desperation throw and catch.
rufiangel 9th Jan 2018, 1:01 PM edit delete reply
Haha, it's pretty much that actually isn't it! XD

I don't watch American football but I've read Eyeshield 21, so I know what a Hail Mary pass is bizarrely enough >.>
Gilrandir 4th Jan 2018, 7:45 PM edit delete reply
Do Kijini play 'Fetch'? I would have thought that to be more of a Danrir thing. Unless, maybe, Madou can show up and illuminate the thrown scroll with a glowing red dot ...?
Just_IDD 4th Jan 2018, 9:02 PM edit delete reply
IRL cats fetch. Although usually something either ring-shaped or a sponge ball. It varies by the cat of course. Though I think it actually has more to do with sharing the kill with the family than actual fetching Behavior.
DLKmusic 9th Jan 2018, 8:39 AM edit delete reply
I had a cat that loved to play fetch... He would cough up a hairball, and I would fetch the stuff to clean it up with!

good times...
rufiangel 9th Jan 2018, 1:02 PM edit delete reply
DLK - my cats do that too! ^^ Fun times...
megados 5th Jan 2018, 5:06 AM edit delete reply
Nemi's OK! Good on ya, Cain! Looks like Lyn is about ready.

Jinn, Nemi, one shot, one good catch, and you're Golden!

499.99 Goldra is cheap if this works!
rufiangel 9th Jan 2018, 1:04 PM edit delete reply
Definitely getting there! >3<)9

Hopefully they stay on, and don't go flinging off hitting two alarmed party members XD;;;
Proxy170 5th Jan 2018, 6:40 AM edit delete reply
So pumped to see what Lyn can do!

And what sort of augmentation did Jinn put on the ward?
rufiangel 9th Jan 2018, 1:10 PM edit delete reply
<3 Hopefully it won't be a fizzling dud XD lolol

Jinn didn't put any particular augmentation besides physical weight, and distribution of it XD; he's essentially utilising physics to ensure he has better control over the throw, as well as making it so it carries momentum longer so it's more likely to reach a greater distance. He needs all the help he can get, since although Michael's got strong arms, they aren't the same strength level as a Black Behemoth's swipe XD;
MST3KFan 5th Jan 2018, 6:55 AM edit delete reply
Nemi's back up, though I'm sure she'll still be feeling that behemoth punch for a while.

And Lyn looks like he's about to yell out some "Ka-me-ha-me-ya" on that monster. XD
rufiangel 9th Jan 2018, 1:11 PM edit delete reply
It definitely hurt a bunch, but she's been adventuring long enough to recover fairly quickly in the face of more pressing matters, no worries~

And lol that's appropriate! XD
CraftyNessi33 5th Jan 2018, 9:28 AM edit delete reply
Rufi. You really need to have a talk with your camera man. 😂

Hey Shortie Black Mage!!! 😂😂😂
rufiangel 9th Jan 2018, 1:12 PM edit delete reply
Camera man tells me he got it right the next page, maybe. We'll see. ;D

Ellis knows there are more pressing matters at hand but man, it's hard for him! Poor guy. XD
DLKmusic 5th Jan 2018, 3:54 PM edit delete reply
I think this is kewl! Did everyone catch that Jinn just told Nemi that he believed in her? (It may have been Jinn-speak, but I'm pretty sure that's an accurate translation!)
megados 5th Jan 2018, 9:13 PM edit delete reply
That's a good observation, and I think you're right!
rufiangel 9th Jan 2018, 1:12 PM edit delete reply
Crestlinger 5th Jan 2018, 8:00 PM edit delete reply
F A L C O N....
rufiangel 9th Jan 2018, 1:13 PM edit delete reply
XD Hold onto that for just another page or two!
Jarvi 6th Jan 2018, 1:40 AM edit delete reply
He will need both strength and accuracy to get that ward there :o
rufiangel 9th Jan 2018, 1:13 PM edit delete reply
Yep! Michael is notoriously bad at accuracy, but... how about Jinn? ;)
Matt Knab 6th Jan 2018, 5:52 AM edit delete reply
Matt Knab
Time for a fastball special? Sorta?

Color work continues to impress. Not sure if you're doing anything differently, but they just seem to pop more lately.
rufiangel 9th Jan 2018, 1:14 PM edit delete reply
<3 Fastball special is a good way of putting it XD

And thank you Matt, that's very encouraging! ;v;*)/ I think it could be that I'm able to get the colours to contrast more as the day darkens, and the magic effects look more bright against it. Convenient! XD
Seabiscuit 7th Jan 2018, 6:29 AM edit delete reply
Ohhhh, getting progressively cooler!~~
rufiangel 9th Jan 2018, 1:15 PM edit delete reply
<3 Thank you seamuffin, that is very encouraging indeed! XD Good news for Lyn, who has to try and make it as cool as possible for Briar lolol
Lilbluebox 8th Jan 2018, 2:57 PM edit delete reply
Aaah, so THAT'S where Jinn stands on the events of last page. I'm assuming he weighted the ward so it wouldn't go flinging off into the sunset? Hilarious as that would be, the behemoth would probably just take the opportunity to eat everyone, and there goes the plot. This is actually a really good plan; risky, but hey, no initial plan survives contact with the enemy. You've got to have some backups.

This? It's a pretty good backup, I think. These guys are, collectively, very good at thinking on their feet, though there are obviously some moments that have been exceptions to this. Really, those just prove the rule. I love how the party's really fitting together now, even with Jinn and Nemi not quite on the same page yet (though they're getting there! Less hate, it's wonderful!) and with half a dozen new people crammed in.

And I like how Jinn has faith in her abilities to catch this thing. It's such a wonderful callback to when she screwed up back in the jail cell and had her little emotional self-esteem attack over her speed. Every little bit helps, doesn't it? And he remembers that, and he's trusting her to get there in time and catch the ward. Lots of pressure, but.... faith in someone's no small thing. That alone might give her just the boost in speed she needs to do what has to be done.

Though the ring definitely helps. XD

I absolutely love the paneling on this page; it was the first thing that stuck out to me when I read it. I love how it's two columns of panels side by side. It reads well, makes perfect sense, and I can tell that these two events are happening simultaneously, so well done there.

And I think I know where this is heading too. My sense of dramatic timing tingles! Hoo boy, it's gonna be good, I can tell.

Two more things before I sign off. One. Your HANDS. Guh, I cannot with your hands, they look so GOOD. How do you even DO that? I'm calling magic shenanigans. Two? The bottom right panel where Lyn's hand is glowing is just so gosh darn beautiful, it's got to be my favorite panel this page. Confession: I'm a pokemon nerd, and that panel reminds me of pokemon movie special effects. Which is a very good thing!

Looking forward to seeing how this all pans out. Let's hope they've got this.
rufiangel 9th Jan 2018, 4:47 PM edit delete reply
Jinn weighted the ward so he would have more control over the throw, and for better chances of it reaching its destination properly, yep XD;

I'm very happy you're enjoying how the party is working together at this point :) it's a lot of stuff going on so it's good to know that it's been developing alright!

I like your analysis on Jinn XD I'll be quiet about that for now ;)

As for the panel layout, I'm especially glad that it works! :D <3

I haven't seen much of Pokemon but XD I'm happy that the comparison pleases you LOL <3 Yay~ thanks very much for the kind compliments ;v;*)/ I really like drawing hands >v<*)9

I certainly hope they've got this, I'd like to end this chapter before the next century :'D

Again, thank you for such a long review of the page! @_@ It's very kind and encouraging, and I appreciate the time taken on it <3 bless you!
mjkj 8th Jan 2018, 7:45 PM edit delete reply
Go, Lyn!!!

Go, Nemi!!! catch that ward-scroll!!!

Go, Jinny! throw it safely!
rufiangel 9th Jan 2018, 4:55 PM edit delete reply
Lyn and Nemi and Jinn will all do their best!

wb mjkj :D
mjkj 9th Jan 2018, 6:40 PM edit delete reply
Thank you =)
The Accidental Ninja 8th Jan 2018, 9:56 PM edit delete reply
The Accidental Ninja
I assume the wrist protectors are there to make sure the ward doesn't get damaged, but isn't that going to make it a lot harder/heavier to throw? :/

megados 8th Jan 2018, 11:08 PM edit delete reply
I thought they would keep it rolled up, and give it a little weight to go farther. Like you could throw a rock farther than you can throw a Styrofoam cup.
The Accidental Ninja 9th Jan 2018, 12:12 AM edit delete reply
The Accidental Ninja
That's a good point! I guess it depends on how much the scroll weighed to begin with...
rufiangel 9th Jan 2018, 4:56 PM edit delete reply
It didn't weigh too much to begin with XD

Like megados says, it's physics; you give it more weight so it goes further. There's also a little bit of baton twirl physics here since Jinn has weighted the scroll on either end, for some semblance of better control. Maybe. XD