Comic 610 - Like a total

18th Nov 2020, 6:00 PM in Chapter Nine
610 - Like a total
Average Rating: 5 (6 votes)
rufiangel 18th Nov 2020, 6:00 PM edit delete
Hey everyone, thanks for your patience with today's late update. I was swamped with freelance work last week and to be honest, I still am this week. I'll be updating again next Friday on the 27th of November to try and actually get ahead this time. So no update this Friday, sorry folks. ;v;*

I would also like to put Christmas cards on sale, as I've had these around and keep forgetting to actually do anything about them. I designed them with 'The Little Drummer Boy' in mind:


The design is printed on a sort of pearly, textured kind of card, and when folded roughly measures 6"x4". It's blank inside and comes with its own metallic, pale purple envelope. There's a limited number of these and I don't intend to reprint, so if you're interested please click here so you can submit an order. The cards can be purchased in a pack of five or ten, at USD 8 and USD 10 respectively. If you are a Patreon supporter, the card packs can be purchased at USD 5 and USD 7 respectively. :) I will need to include shipping charges based on where you are from and how many you order. I'm opening pre-orders until next Friday the 27th, and then I'll go ahead and send them out so you have a chance of receiving these before Christmas. (If, because of Covid-19 issues, there are postal delays... you can use the cards next year XD they're pretty timeless at least, lol) I'm donating 10% of all proceeds to Feeding Hong Kong.


For anyone ordering a Christmas card pack, regardless of how many, I'll also throw in an SF Christmas sticker sheet so you can seal your cards with some extra love :3

I'm also doing a giveaway for these Christmas cards and sticker sheets - just write a haiku in the comments to be included in the giveaway pool XD and yes, it can be any haiku, but it'd be fun if it was SF related :D

As a side-note, Tapas is doing its usual Inksgiving event, so if you happen to be interested in supporting creators on Tapas be sure to hop in there between 20th November to 21st November (this Saturday and Sunday, I believe) and throw some Ink at your favourite comic artists. :)

Alright, that's it from me for now! Thanks so much everyone for reading SF, I hope you enjoyed today's update (goodness knows how I'm glad to finally draw present-day Nemi again) and see you guys next Friday with the next update~
KAM 18th Nov 2020, 6:19 PM edit delete reply
Archaeian cell phones? ;-)

Okay, probably more like the walky-talkys they had when I was a kid, but that's probably a dated reference now.
xwindows 18th Nov 2020, 8:40 PM edit delete reply
Actually, seeing Mikey's reaction on the bottom-left panel instantly reminded me of a scene in @Seabiscuit's comic where the main character had the same reaction when an unidentified object he held "talked back".

Maybe I should start collecting these gag panels where characters got startled by comm-disguised-in-objects, as a CF trivia exhibit thread.
megados 18th Nov 2020, 9:37 PM edit delete reply
This is an interesting turn of events. I bet Nemi is glad to have someone to talk to!

You are right; I do like what he found! :D

Happy Wednesday!
melaredblu 19th Nov 2020, 12:02 AM edit delete reply
For some reason, I expected her to be dressed like an inmate and, I dunno, in chains. It's a bit of a relief that she isn't.
Headgamer 19th Nov 2020, 2:01 AM edit delete reply
“swamped with freelance work” is a good type of swamped. I’m glad things are going well.
DLKmusic 19th Nov 2020, 2:05 AM edit delete reply
1: that probably should have been confiscated if the prisoner was supposed to be in isolation.

2: I'm Glad Mikey found it, it actually gives hope for both of them

3: I'm impressed as heck over Jinn thinking of this, Once again he proves his brilliance
Just_IDD 24th Nov 2020, 5:23 AM edit delete reply
It also proves that he is coming around to their relationship, and that even if he isn't totally cool with Nemi yet. Jinn sees that Mike cares and is supporting Mike, as a foster brother
Loose Cog 19th Nov 2020, 6:16 AM edit delete reply
Loose Cog
mjkj 19th Nov 2020, 8:32 AM edit delete reply
Wow... it is a contact-Nemi-stone...


Edit: after I read Cici's haiku I tried also:

Mike found a bauble
In the lining of his bag
Connect to Nemi <3

Nemi joins party
On the way to Spherea
- Incarcerated :o

Yellow blob shows up
Nemi goes stabbity stab
Defeated she is

Crestlinger 19th Nov 2020, 1:58 PM edit delete reply
One wonders how close they actually Are to one another now: foreign visitor inn next to prison for ease of transfer close? Opposite side of the city? up/down one level?
CiciEnixa 19th Nov 2020, 10:27 PM edit delete reply
Jinn, you wonderful, wonderful dude lol <3 I'm surprised neither of their pins were confiscated, but that does bring me much comfort, knowing they can talk to each other in their respective "prisons".

I'm glad to hear you're getting much freelance work :D It's one of those good problems, even if it can feel like a lot at once.

And now, for haikus!

Little Kijini
Found a friend in her pocket
Now it's less lonely <3
DLKmusic 20th Nov 2020, 1:06 AM edit delete reply
RE the haiku...

mjkj 20th Nov 2020, 6:46 AM edit delete reply
Great one, Cici - after reading yours I tried one myself..., thank you for inspiring me =)
Just_IDD 26th Nov 2020, 12:27 AM edit delete reply

Haiku aren't normally something I'm good at, but this just occurred to me.

Cain, a fallen prince.
Kylie, a mighty warrior.
As one, together.

I debated on the last line in a more traditional sense as "In Spring, together" but that was too limited for what I get from Cain.