Comic 276 - Are they always like this?

31st Dec 2014, 6:00 PM in Chapter Five
276 - Are they always like this?
Average Rating: 5 (8 votes)
rufiangel 31st Dec 2014, 6:00 PM edit delete
Ringing in the new year with warm, friendly atmosphere! Yep!

As a side-note - my Christmas never ends XD - I totally forgot that the awesome Saari did this super cute collection of chibis for Christmas, including Cain (consoling Dust XD)! <3 Make sure you check out all the other awesome comics of the other characters there too~~ Thank you Saari-nii <3

Year end report:


P.S. Stay safe and toasty, and I'll see you guys on Friday! :)
KAM 31st Dec 2014, 7:40 PM edit delete reply
It's always tough on the kids when mommy & daddy fight. ;-)
rufiangel 1st Jan 2015, 8:21 PM edit delete reply
Ain't it just? XD; Think of the children!
Lukkai 2nd Jan 2015, 9:20 AM edit delete reply
But it's not the children here!

It's the daughter and her boyfriend! (Or so we wished.)
Roberrt 31st Dec 2014, 8:07 PM edit delete reply
Heh, knowing the reasons is good... it helps a person in situations you can't explain out. Kylie should be stopping right there, but I have a feeling she's a little upset. :P

Also, yes, the line change is obvious if you pay attention to the eyes. Some other things might give it away, but the eyes are where it really shows. Not that they looked bad before (they didn't) but that they benefit more from that detail than many other things.
rufiangel 1st Jan 2015, 8:24 PM edit delete reply
This is kind of strange, but actually, I've always used a 4px line on the eyes and other features! XD; It was everything else I used to use a 5px line on.

However, your observation is not wrong! It's just not it's not the line width that affected the difference, but simply my style. I started to add more detail to the features (kind of) over time. And I'm really happy you noticed! :) It seems it is going a good direction, so I'm glad. Thank you muchly for your encouraging remarks! <333

P.S. Kylie is upset, but as we'll soon find out, so is Cain. >_>
Seabiscuit 31st Dec 2014, 10:40 PM edit delete reply
Haha, oh man. They bicker like an old married couple! The faces here. Just too adorable. I thought it couldn't get any cuter than panel 3 and then came 5.
133 pages this year?! Damn, you been busy! That's pretty amazing! Hahah...That report! The "dark" Cain one and Madou one made me laugh.:D
Ohh, print and monetizing? Good luck! I can see this comic really going places.:D
Happy new year!:D
(Dem chibis!)
rufiangel 1st Jan 2015, 8:28 PM edit delete reply
*hugs* HAPPY NEW YEARRRR seabiscuit!! <333

Hehehehe, I'm glad you like 'em chibis. XD;;; I'd do the whole comic in them if I could, LOL.

After I put up the report, I did some calculations and realised I actually missed around 10 updates or so throughout the year, from travels and other motivation issues. >_> That's terrible!! OTL So this year, I hope I can meet the mark better!! BUT thank you for your encouraging words~~! <333 And I'm glad you liked the report XD;;

AND I hope to take the comic places! >_> Thank you for wishing me luck, I'll definitely need it!

... *hugs again* XD; <3
Allzephyr 1st Jan 2015, 1:27 AM edit delete reply
Is Cain actually pushing back against Kylie? I tremble for his soul.
rufiangel 1st Jan 2015, 8:35 PM edit delete reply
Actually, this isn't the first time! XD;

This instance, this other time and definitely this instance are all examples of when Cain stood up for himself against Kylie. XD;

He is a nice guy, and definitely yields more easily than most, but if he really doesn't feel like it's right, he'll speak up. Even if it's Kylie. XD;;
Outlaw 1st Jan 2015, 3:59 AM edit delete reply
Oh the bickering...!

Happy New Year, my friend! I can't wait to see the awesome adventures continue next year! Thanks for all your hardwork and dedication!
rufiangel 1st Jan 2015, 8:36 PM edit delete reply
I know, why can't they all just get along~? XD;

And happy new year, Outlaw! :D *hug* Aww, I honestly feel I've only barely managed because I have such awesome readers. Your comments have always been SO encouraging! Thank you always for taking the time to stop by and let me know your thoughts!! *hug tighter* Your comic and your dedication to it also always an inspiration :D <3

Let's do our best for 2015! :D
Headgamer 1st Jan 2015, 5:43 AM edit delete reply
Nemi & Michael seem more of the "lovie dovie" couple but Kylie & Cain (participially Kylie) are more of the "always bickering but deep down she cares" type. The bickering is just really hard for Cain. XD

I totally get Cain though. If he dosen't know the reasons why he can't predict what they will need. Kylie should give him pointers instead of just reprimanding him.

Congrats on 133 comics this year! Can't wait to see what 2015 will hold. :D
rufiangel 1st Jan 2015, 8:39 PM edit delete reply
Ehehehe, love your analyses of the relationships XD

Kylie soon learns that you're absolutely right. XD;

And thank you!! >_< I hope this year I don't slip up at all with the updates XD; I'm excited for this year! Truly your support has been amazing, Headgamer, and I'm so appreciative of it!! <3 Happy new year! Let's go into this year strong with all our hopes and dreams XD <3
HeSerpenty 1st Jan 2015, 8:33 AM edit delete reply
Lol I LOVE Cain's little pouty faces!! He's so darn precious <33

WOw 133 pages?? That's crazy! I salute you for being able to maintain 3 updates in a week--and they all look so good! Seriously... *SALUTES*
rufiangel 1st Jan 2015, 8:41 PM edit delete reply
Awwww geez Serpy~~!! >3< *squeezes tightly* Thank you~! I actually realised after I wrote the report that I slipped a bunch of times and didn't update as many times as I should have >_> (Like I think I missed 10 updates WHAT) so... OTL I hope in 2015 I don't slip!! >_<)o

I'm happy Cain has your love btw XD;; <3 He needs it lol XD

Happy new year!!! Let's go into this year strong and do amazing things with SoO and SF <333 :D
Crestlinger 1st Jan 2015, 8:40 AM edit delete reply
Remember, his Usual Ways before meeting her were 'heal myself a zillion times for no reason.'
rufiangel 1st Jan 2015, 8:41 PM edit delete reply
Absolutely correct! XD; And he has a long way to go...
Lukkai 1st Jan 2015, 3:19 PM edit delete reply
"Can't we just have a normal family meal together without bickering?"

I thought you asked for a normal one? ;P

Nice review of the old year, by the way (Serious Nemi is serious!). And I get the feeling you made progress in general. Not just speed or drawing quality. Also composition, perspective. And the details, not identifiable on first look but still leaving an impression.

That being said: Happy New Year! And now I'm off to sleep (past 8 AM around here).
rufiangel 1st Jan 2015, 8:43 PM edit delete reply
Oh, good point! XD;

Thank you for your remarks! :D I really appreciate that you think so, because it makes me feel happy to know I'm continuing to grow in general as a story-teller and an artist. <333 I hope to keep improving!!

Happy new year! :D And I hope you have a really good rest after staying up 'till past 8AM! XD;;;
Jarvi 1st Jan 2015, 7:58 PM edit delete reply
Nuuuuuu... no fighting guys! Make love not war ;3
rufiangel 1st Jan 2015, 8:44 PM edit delete reply
Ahahahaha Saari-nii XD <333

They just have to get this one out of the way or else Kylie will just blow up and ditch Cain on a field somewhere XD;;; no worries, this is good in the long-run... I think >_>a
Jarvi 1st Jan 2015, 9:20 PM edit delete reply
Okay, fight is better than ditching him somewhere xD
Damatris 2nd Jan 2015, 11:09 PM edit delete reply
It really can be difficult sometimes when people with different experiences, backgrounds and ideologies get in spats. But it's going to be good in the long run that they both get to say their grievances. Then they can start working on them. :)
Matt Knab 8th Feb 2015, 5:02 PM edit delete reply
Matt Knab
Healers have a LOT to pay attention to during combat. Cut him some slack, swordsgirl!
rufiangel 8th Feb 2015, 5:55 PM edit delete reply
Ehehe, I like that you call her swordsgirl XD <3

And you're right! She'll have to learn to be patient. XD; She was spoilt during her guild days with top-notch clerics!