Comic 270 - Oh, snap!

28th Nov 2014, 6:00 PM in Chapter Four
270 - Oh, snap!
Average Rating: 5 (7 votes)
rufiangel 28th Nov 2014, 6:00 PM edit delete
And with that, Chapter Four is a wrap! :) Thank you so much, my lovely readers, for keeping up with SF uptil this point!

We are now going to embark on a two week break as I do several things; work on my other project (The Lethian) in earnest, plan Chapter Five (which is going to be a monster of a chapter to tackle) and use the time to run through a side-story that you guys wanted to see! :) I will also update the character page and world map.

Have a fantastic weekend, and see you guys on Monday!
rufiangel 5th Dec 2014, 11:00 PM edit delete
Hey guys, if you're checking in for updates and you've noticed I've gone eerily silent for the whole week - allow me to confess my utter lack of professionalism and apologise for the MIA-ness.

I think I've hit a super slump in my artist mood, resulting in the worst drawings ever, and my conclusion after several frustrating hours has been this: I need a serious break. Not just from SF, but from the projects I'm working on simultaneously and everything involved with that (like comments and catching up with other people's stuff).

So basically, this week, I took that break without a word. I'm super sorry! But I really needed it. Next week I'll be back with real updates. Until then, have a great weekend, and I beg your forgiveness, dear readers.

Thanks, always, for reading!
rufiangel 11th Dec 2014, 3:33 AM edit delete
Thank you all so, so, SOOOO much for understanding and being supportive during my general downtime.

You might notice that the website has undergone just one or two changes... namely, the Party, Synopses and World Map buttons are gone from the main navigation bar. The pages are still existent! I just moved everything into the About page, to clean up the clutter of the navigation bar (which tended to break into two lines on mobile devices - hopefully this fixes that).

I also updated the Synopses to include chapter four, added Michael to the Party page and updated the World Map. Whew! You can check out the new buttons on the About page (they are mouse overs, so have fun making Mike's tail wag).

Finally, you might be wondering - what about the side-story you said you'd do?! Well, if you're reading this, no fear! That'll be uploaded in one go (all six pages) on Friday, to make up for the lost time.

Chapter Five, if I'm good, should start as scheduled next Monday. :)
ptmc 28th Nov 2014, 8:01 PM edit delete reply
I was gonna show how to do it in HTML code, but found it wouldn't work either.

For the curious, the HTML code way: <a href="">The Lethian</a>
rufiangel 28th Nov 2014, 10:31 PM edit delete reply
Haha, yep! I usually use HTML, but I've been trying to learn the BBCode way. With some fail. XD; Thanks for the info, though!
mjkj 28th Nov 2014, 11:52 PM edit delete reply
Yep, bbcode works: [url=]the Lethian[/url]
KAM 28th Nov 2014, 10:13 PM edit delete reply
I think your link will work if you take out the quote marks.
rufiangel 28th Nov 2014, 10:31 PM edit delete reply
Correct! I am too used to HTML. XD;; Thanks for the correction!
Headgamer 28th Nov 2014, 10:24 PM edit delete reply
So... Dose Madou have eyes? At first I assumed his hood was obscuring them or his hair was in the way, but now with all these close ups I'm thinking he might not have them at all. There are a few pannels where by all rights we should be able to see his eyes, but we don't. Maybe that's the reason your including emoji in his speech. XD
rufiangel 28th Nov 2014, 10:32 PM edit delete reply
Don't worry, he has eyes. XD;
Roberrt 28th Nov 2014, 10:35 PM edit delete reply
My first thought about him having eyes: 'Not quite sure, but they do indeed seem to be missing, maybe the hair is supposed to be in the way?'
Second thought: 'Oh god, he totally has dozens of eyes, but they aren't on his face!'
Third thought: 'Is he even really humanoid, or is that just what he shows off to the world?'

Fourth thought: 'I'm probably over-thinking this.'
rufiangel 28th Nov 2014, 10:40 PM edit delete reply
Hmm, I could respond to all these fun ideas, but then it's a lot more fun to let Madou have his weird mystery thing going so I'll let this be. XD;

But I will confirm that he does have eyes. :P They're just being overshadowed by his hood.
Seabiscuit 28th Nov 2014, 10:33 PM edit delete reply
Haha, "Oh Snap!" I love him.
Can't wait for the side story and chapter five!
rufiangel 28th Nov 2014, 10:41 PM edit delete reply
Hehehe :D

Yay, glad to hear that!! <3 Hopefully people will find the side story interesting enough...
mjkj 28th Nov 2014, 11:56 PM edit delete reply
Well, sems like Kylie might not have been at fault for the tragedy with the evidence Madou found (whatever that is) it might show that Kylie was triggered externally...

Lukkai 29th Nov 2014, 11:26 AM edit delete reply
I was actually pretty sure of that already, judging from the little she's let slip about it so far.
Outlaw 29th Nov 2014, 3:50 AM edit delete reply
The grin is perfection.
Nicely done, my friend!
rufiangel 11th Dec 2014, 3:15 AM edit delete reply
Kindly excuse my terribly belated response: thank you! :D I do enjoy drawing Madou grinning, though it's also a little unsettling at the same time. >_>
Crestlinger 29th Nov 2014, 10:04 AM edit delete reply
Energy used to contain her still active, the above suggestion of triggers, magical crystal abandoned but now ripe for harvesting/holding spells or emoji markings that only he can translate (think of someone who can read wingdings or hymnos font)
rufiangel 11th Dec 2014, 3:15 AM edit delete reply
Awesome speculations! I won't comment further, except to just say I love reading speculations. XD <3
Stever 30th Nov 2014, 1:20 AM edit delete reply
Have a great break!
rufiangel 11th Dec 2014, 3:16 AM edit delete reply
Thank you! I think I ended up taking one a little too greatly. XD;; But I appreciate your support!! <3
HeSerpenty 1st Dec 2014, 3:20 PM edit delete reply
Aaaaaahhh I'm so curious about what that symbol meeans!! Great ending to a chapter I am officially impatient for it to start up again! lOlol

No seriously tho-- your writing and storytelling is soo gooood! I get more n more impressed with your comic every time I look at it!
rufiangel 11th Dec 2014, 3:17 AM edit delete reply
SERPYYYY you are too sweet ;___;* and far too kind!

Please excuse my terribly late reply!!

Ahhhh I have so much catching up to do XD;;; *slaps self on wrist*
HeSerpenty 11th Dec 2014, 3:19 AM edit delete reply
YOU'RE BAAACK! *glomps*
Lol don't be sorry! Nothin to be sorry about <33
E-hero Vulven 1st Dec 2014, 4:25 PM edit delete reply
E-hero Vulven
270 pages for 4 chapters... That's like 68 per chapter! Congratulations, and keep up the good fight. ^^
rufiangel 11th Dec 2014, 3:18 AM edit delete reply
Aww, thank you!! :) Honestly I am so glad to finally be progressing past chapter one after being stuck on that for a decade. XD; It's good to see that slow progress is still progress. :) I appreciate your support, thank you so much!
Seabiscuit 6th Dec 2014, 9:45 AM edit delete reply
Ohh, just saw your new note!
I totally know that feeling. Keeping up with a comic this awesome is surely draining! Take a break, relax, recharge, take your time.;D
rufiangel 11th Dec 2014, 3:19 AM edit delete reply
*huggles* ;___;* Thank you for being so understanding!! Yes, it's just been one of those weird artist slumps.

The awesome thing now is that when I catch up on your comic finally, I will have more than one page to read, ehehehe XD;;; <-- terrible
Allzephyr 7th Dec 2014, 12:23 PM edit delete reply
In response to the note:
Absolutely, totally, and completely not a problem.
Currently I'm juggling a few writing side-projects and I can guarantee I understand the feeling of wanting nothing to do with creative work for a time. Given how insanely good you have been not only with your work but with your speed and professionalism no one can blame you for taking a week off.

...So that was my rant. How was the wedding by the way?
rufiangel 11th Dec 2014, 3:22 AM edit delete reply
You are so awesome. ;_;* Thank you so much for not just being understanding but being so kind as well with your words!! I don't deserve such kind readers!! *glomps*

The wedding was beautiful! It was a very traditional Indian wedding but my friend wore a red saree studded with Swarovski crystals in a decidedly non-traditional fashion and it was gorgeous.

Incidentally besides this wedding I just went to one last weekend as well (in town) and I'll be going to another one in two weeks. Lots of weddings going on!
Allzephyr 11th Dec 2014, 12:16 PM edit delete reply
So many weddings... So many hugs...

And don't worry about anything. At the risk of sounding sappy as hell, we're all here to support you, you more than earned each and every one of these kind fellows.
prayformercy 9th Dec 2014, 7:33 PM edit delete reply
In response to the note:
Take 2 weeks off if you need it, no point in rushing these comics or stressing over them, it will reflect in your work. The comic is good enough that people will wait =p
rufiangel 11th Dec 2014, 3:23 AM edit delete reply
;___;* Thank you so much! That is too kind of you to say. I really appreciate the support - I will do my best to make sure chapter five comes out the way I want it!
mjkj 9th Dec 2014, 11:21 PM edit delete reply
Do not worry, rufi, we will be here when you return :D *hugs*
rufiangel 11th Dec 2014, 3:23 AM edit delete reply
Awwww! ;___;* *hugggggles* Thank you so much!

You guys are all so awesome ;___;*
mjkj 11th Dec 2014, 5:40 AM edit delete reply
You are welcome :D

...and thank you for sharing <3 :D


Lukkai 10th Dec 2014, 10:57 AM edit delete reply
If you need a break, it's okay to take it. Better rest and do it right afterwards than rush it and both not be happy with the results and generally get annoyed with your project (instead of enjoying to do it). And it's your project, so your choice (and your's alone) how fast you'll drive it along.
So no need for you to worry there.

HOWEVER! Next time drop us a note a bit sooner. That will keep us from worrying if something bad happened. ;)
rufiangel 11th Dec 2014, 3:26 AM edit delete reply
Awww geez ;__;* thank you so much for your understanding and support! And yes, I am super sorry about the silence. It goes to show I have some ways to go before I am absolutely professional about this particular line of work. >_<)/

But I super appreciate all of you guys being so supportive! Thank you so so much. I think I just needed some time to blow some steam off and get my gears back in relaxed working order again.
Prayformercy 10th Dec 2014, 8:29 PM edit delete reply
I demand a sketch of Madou with his eyes drawn in as an apology. Also more nemi. In fact... who cares about madou. (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻(╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻(╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻
rufiangel 11th Dec 2014, 3:27 AM edit delete reply
XDDD Oh geez. Wellllll... there is now a little Nemi button that's new in the About page, for the Synopses. XD; Will that suffice? It mouseovers, too!
prayformercy 11th Dec 2014, 1:57 PM edit delete reply
That nemi button is amazing.Just the fact that when you scroll over it she smiles!!! You deserve all the pats on the back.
rufiangel 11th Dec 2014, 6:19 PM edit delete reply
Hahaha, aww, I'm just glad you like it XD