Comic 298 - Do your part

20th Feb 2015, 7:30 PM in Chapter Five
298 - Do your part
Average Rating: 4.95 (20 votes)
rufiangel 20th Feb 2015, 7:30 PM edit delete
Woo hoo, happy Friday update! Yes, yes, go on. I know you guys who called it from the day Renault appeared are dying to say it. :P

And: Happy Lunar New Year! :D Check out this gorgeous piece of art from the fantastic and wonderful CiciEnixa:


Hwufufufuf IT'S SO BEAUTIFUL THANKYEW CICI ;W;* Anyone else think Nemi should be drawn from Cici from now on? >__>

As a side-note, sorry for the late update - this was because I wanted to finish the redraw for strip number 6 as well. It's up on Tapastic and of course, on DA. :)


Always, always, thank you so much for your support! *bows*

Have a great weekend, and catch you guys on Monday!

image (Please click to go to the DA journal entry that describes this in more detail :)

Prayformercy 20th Feb 2015, 7:31 PM edit delete reply
Me? Want to say called it? Never :p
rufiangel 20th Feb 2015, 11:50 PM edit delete reply
XD I was actually thinking more along the lines of "HA! I KNEW IT!" lol
Chris the Blue 20th Feb 2015, 7:42 PM edit delete reply
Chris the Blue
OH NO!!! They're on fire and possibly dead!!

Oh, and by the way, that fire effect is great.
Prayformercy 20th Feb 2015, 7:44 PM edit delete reply
It is isnt it? definitely worth the wait :D
rufiangel 20th Feb 2015, 11:53 PM edit delete reply
Awww, thank you! :D I'm so glad to hear that XD
rufiangel 20th Feb 2015, 11:51 PM edit delete reply
Oh, thank you! :D I'm glad the fire effect works!! <3

Man, if they all died this would be a rather abrupt end to this webcomic XD;;; though I suppose if I kill Cain off here, I won't have to keep drawing his darn coat! (I.E. Pull an Alicia and kill off that darn character who has the most pain-in-the-neck clothes to draw. XD)
Chris the Blue 21st Feb 2015, 12:21 AM edit delete reply
Chris the Blue
Or maybe change his costume.
I find it funny that, earlier in the comic, you were complaining about how difficult the chains were to draw. And now it's the coat.
If this goes on, by the time the comic ends, Cain's going to have such a complicated design, that it'll take five days to draw, and another three to colour.
rufiangel 21st Feb 2015, 7:14 PM edit delete reply
I probably just like moaning for no real good reason XDDD

Also, I suppose that could always be the case. Looks like I'll need to upgrade my elves!
Headgamer 20th Feb 2015, 8:08 PM edit delete reply
Was he masking his voice before so Nemi didn't recognize it or did she just have bad timing?
Prayformercy 20th Feb 2015, 8:24 PM edit delete reply
Madou works regularly as a scout, id guess maybe he has some sort of way to disguise his voice.
rufiangel 20th Feb 2015, 11:55 PM edit delete reply
Since this isn't something I can easily express on a visual medium (lol) I'll just tell you outside the pages that yes, he was using a different voice the whole time. XD; He had to, because Nemi had heard his voice up on the Lari Palace rooftop and kijini hearing is extremely sensitive~
Prayformercy 21st Feb 2015, 1:40 AM edit delete reply
Yes it is, as Boris found out! >:D
CiciEnixa 20th Feb 2015, 8:30 PM edit delete reply
rufi... this strip, and that thing you sent me...

... I don't think it's possible for me to be any prouder than I am at this moment. *pat pat* Also don't worry lol, even though I didn't know, I think I got back at you rather quickly with the Ceiling Renault anyway (people are gonna look at this and wonder what this is XD)

Also, the moment I looked at the strip, my sister looked up from her homework and was like "what the heck" because I was screaming YES OMG YES MADOU I WAS RIGHT HA HA HA WAIT NO THAT'S BAD WHY WAS I RIGHT OMG I NEED TO KILL THAT POOPFACE NOW" :,D
Prayformercy 20th Feb 2015, 8:50 PM edit delete reply
Maybe not kill, but he did light the whole party on fire, id say that at least constitutes a timeout.
rufiangel 20th Feb 2015, 11:57 PM edit delete reply
"Renault! Er-- Madou! Bad boy! Go stand in the corner now and wear this dunce hat until you're ready to behave."
Prayformercy 21st Feb 2015, 1:39 AM edit delete reply
That paints an amazing picture in my head. Just perfect.
Lukkai 22nd Feb 2015, 12:17 PM edit delete reply
The worst thing is: I'm pretty sure he would play along at least for a while. He seems to be that kind of guy.
rufiangel 20th Feb 2015, 11:56 PM edit delete reply
YUSSS XD <333 I'm so happy!! <333 Makes my trickery all worth it! LOL. Though yes, absolutely you got me back almost immediately without even meaning to (I was like 'this is what I get for fooling her T_T') XD;;;

KAM 20th Feb 2015, 9:21 PM edit delete reply
Now I'm imagining Madou singing The Doors "Light My Fire".
mjkj 20th Feb 2015, 9:32 PM edit delete reply
Hmmm, or "Ring of Fire"?
rufiangel 20th Feb 2015, 11:59 PM edit delete reply
Oh, this absolutely works too! XD
rufiangel 20th Feb 2015, 11:58 PM edit delete reply
Ahahaha, he wouuuld~! XD;
mjkj 20th Feb 2015, 9:28 PM edit delete reply

I think that calls for an ice lethian counter freeze attack...

I hope they all rolled a good dodging roll...

So, ren told ren..., erm, madou to drop the act...

...and yayyy, for Cici special Nemi pic :D

Awwww, that coco almost looks like Sarah... :D

Prayformercy 20th Feb 2015, 9:45 PM edit delete reply
at the very least im hoping nemi gets away with that seemingly advanced warning she got :D
mjkj 20th Feb 2015, 10:16 PM edit delete reply
Yeah, I really do hope so... -_-'
rufiangel 21st Feb 2015, 12:02 AM edit delete reply
Really, who cares about the rest? Psh. XD;;
rufiangel 21st Feb 2015, 12:02 AM edit delete reply
Cici's special pic is awesome eh? :D <3 It was such a lovely surprise and that girl's got TALENT!! ;__;* And she does so much cool stuff for SF for some reason (I love her) I actually think I need to perma-link FD2R somewhere in my navigation bar. XD;;;

Ren could have been talking to Renault/Madou, I suppose... but here's just a little tip from me: I don't think he was. XD;;;
TheD-Wrek 20th Feb 2015, 10:46 PM edit delete reply
Omg, that fire is amazing. I was just talking to the people in chat the other day and it hit me how I've always read Cain lines in my mind in Johnny Yong Bosch's voice. Lol
rufiangel 21st Feb 2015, 12:04 AM edit delete reply
"LOVE AND PEEEEACE!" XD;; That's all I can hear in my head when I think of that guy, but I totally see what you mean! Er, hear what you mean? XD;;

And yay, thank you! :D I'm glad the fire effect works~!
Lukkai 22nd Feb 2015, 12:20 PM edit delete reply
Brad Hawkins for Madou then?

Don't really know how good the English voice actors did their job. Always watched in original tone and subtitles.
rufiangel 22nd Feb 2015, 5:24 PM edit delete reply
I YouTubed Brad Hawkins and found two seconds of him going 'WASSUUUUP' (or something to that effect) as Gold Ranger, and it was pretty appropriate XDDD

I rarely listen to dubs, but Trigun was one of the few shows I could stand the dub of. Vash's voice actor - Johnny Yong Bosch - was pretty good in that one, imho. :)
Seabiscuit 20th Feb 2015, 11:08 PM edit delete reply
This is my FAVORITE page.
Seriously this was the BEST way to show Madous face

Holy shit I'm just


I love this so much

/Rufi you are glorious/

(The redone page is so cute oh my god that last panel)

EDIT: Bwahah I can't stop coming back here to look at this. My god. Madou is just so awesome, and with his face shown + this whole ruse, he got even more amazing. Holy shit
rufiangel 21st Feb 2015, 12:07 AM edit delete reply
XDDD <333 SEAMUFFIN *hug* <333 Your reaction makes this whole thing absolutely glorious for ME! :D *HUG* Thank youuuu!!! <3 I'm so glad I managed to pull it off to an extent, though you were completely onto me from the start XDDD (I hadn't even shown his FACE and you were all 'hey this looks like Madou' and I was like 'DAAAANG SEABISCUIT YOU GOT SKILLZ' XDDD)

I'm also really happy Madou is getting love from you <333 :D He's one of the more insane characters from the cast and he's a ton of fun! Ehehehe~~
Alicia 20th Feb 2015, 11:14 PM edit delete reply
OMG I KNEW IT! (I mean I guess I suspected it... but wasn't certain enough to say anything. XD)

I somehow more love this guy now. <3
rufiangel 21st Feb 2015, 12:09 AM edit delete reply
XDDD Ahahaha, yay! Now everyone knows so I can also stop being so weird in the comment section XDDD (I'm awful at lying or misdirecting people LOL)

And yaaay <3 I'm happy Madou is getting some love even though he's being so ebil XD;;;
Prayformercy 21st Feb 2015, 1:35 AM edit delete reply
Ebil is all perspective, from his hes doing good =p. As a character i like him =D Smart enough to infiltrate the group and launch a sneak attack.
MizuNoRyuu 20th Feb 2015, 11:47 PM edit delete reply
Well. Poop. I'm too hopeful that random new character isn't a bad guy. Never let me be in charge of adding people to a party. Never. :(

Then again last new party member was Michael so I guess I should've been suspicious or at least cautious. T_T...
rufiangel 21st Feb 2015, 12:10 AM edit delete reply
Ahahaha, aww Mizu! *hug* XD; Well, Madou/Renault is an 'oddball' character... so we'll see how this plays out~ (after he has fried everyone to a crisp, that is)
MizuNoRyuu 21st Feb 2015, 1:16 AM edit delete reply
@_@ *hugs back*

... Also so hard not to make a pun about Cain's ass being too hot, now that I'm looking over the page again.
rufiangel 21st Feb 2015, 7:15 PM edit delete reply
*facepalm* XD;;;; You, put a Goldra in the pun jar, now!
LeRenardRoux 21st Feb 2015, 12:27 AM edit delete reply
rufiangel 21st Feb 2015, 7:17 PM edit delete reply
XDDD Love this reaction so hard, Roux, you have no idea! <3 (Honestly though I think I had the same reaction to your chapter end XD I am pretty pleased the both of us have been kind of putting in the twists around the same time, ehehehe XD <3)
HeSerpenty 21st Feb 2015, 1:48 AM edit delete reply
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO omg I KNEW it! I knew there was something up with this guy! I bet maybe the real Renault was killed or somethin and he disguised himself?

Omg so saaaaaaaaaaaaaaadd what's gonna happen to our group?? QAQ
rufiangel 21st Feb 2015, 7:18 PM edit delete reply
Sorry Serpyyyyy!! XD;;; *hands Serpy choco-popcorn* It'll be a bit of a bumpy ride but don't worry, we'll see it through no matter how bad it gets. >_>;; (It may get a liiittle rough!)
Jarvi 21st Feb 2015, 1:56 AM edit delete reply
Awwwwwwwwwww..... I kneeeeew iiiiiiit :<

I love Madou even more now :D ♥

(but group pls be okay ^^')

(aaaand don't kill him pls ^^')
rufiangel 21st Feb 2015, 7:20 PM edit delete reply
XD;; Yesh, you totally knew it Saari-nii~~ ♡
I am happy every time Madou gets some love~! :D <3
And welllll depends on how Madou behaves XD;; he's a bad boy, you know!
Jarvi 21st Feb 2015, 11:15 PM edit delete reply
Oh yes, yes he is ^^
But there are some villains I really like, and he's one of them, totally ^^
Bubblefish 21st Feb 2015, 3:25 AM edit delete reply
Is he double crossing his friends? It looks like he is Standing in th emiddle of his own fire. And he does not appear to be immune.

And how powerful can a lava burst be anyway? it certainly did not manage to even damage clothes.
rufiangel 21st Feb 2015, 7:23 PM edit delete reply
Hellu! :D They're all dressed in fantasy-RPG-equipment, which means one measly magic fire burst won't be enough to do anything but maybe singe it. ;) And in further fantasy RPG terms - he can stand in the middle because he is the caster, not the target, and Lava Burst is not a spell that hurts people besides those you intend to damage. :) Hope that answers your questions!

As to the double crossing thing, I'll let you draw your own conclusions from what is transpiring. XD;
Matt Knab 21st Feb 2015, 5:05 AM edit delete reply
Matt Knab
I look forward to one day being able to do special effects half as impressive as yours! :D
rufiangel 21st Feb 2015, 7:24 PM edit delete reply
O_O Oh gosh, thank you Matt!! That's super flattering from you! XD;; Esp 'cause I'm still learning to do action scenes as dynamic as yours! I'm still learning too, re: SFX~~!
MST3KFan 21st Feb 2015, 5:28 AM edit delete reply
So jealous of all the awesome effects you do for magic. And for the party...ouch. I don't think they thought Human Flambé was on the menu for the day. O_o
rufiangel 21st Feb 2015, 7:25 PM edit delete reply
Awww, thank you! XD; Magic effects are always a little tricky so it means a lot to hear that it works! <3 :D

The party was caught off-guard, yes. >_<;; Bum!
Dollipop 21st Feb 2015, 6:27 AM edit delete reply
dasfldg,fdlszjkjszk no stahpppp
rufiangel 21st Feb 2015, 7:26 PM edit delete reply
Awww Dollipop XD;; *hands over choco-popcorn in peace offering* It only gets rougher from here, so please enjoy the ride? XD;;;
TheMentalist 21st Feb 2015, 8:14 AM edit delete reply
... Cain has good positioning on Madou, too bad he is highly unlikely to make anything of it.

Still, it would be interesting to see him have some odd effect from this (all sorts of potential reasons for it too!) *For example, the chains could change somehow (loosen, glow, turn into dancing imps, etc.) and Cain could exhibit a different personality as a result. This could be due to 'righteous ire' or the heat, or because a cat was walking on a marble statue 16,732 iles away, or *please insert receeeding lines of tiny text here* which might also relate to his past trying to kill Abel.* -So not intended to be a theory, just a thought of something that might be fun here.-
rufiangel 21st Feb 2015, 7:27 PM edit delete reply
Madou also have very good positioning on Cain... ;)

Those are very interesting ideas - I loled at the cat walking on a statue one XD;;; I'll just be quiet (as per my tradition) and let things play out... XD
Allzephyr 21st Feb 2015, 8:30 AM edit delete reply
You know, I thought he looked an awful lot like Madou. For all it's worth now...

Happy New Year!
rufiangel 21st Feb 2015, 7:28 PM edit delete reply
He did indeed look an awful lot like Madou~... for a reason! Ahaha, I probably wasn't too subtle about it XD;;

And thank you! :D Happy new year~~!
Crestlinger 21st Feb 2015, 11:46 AM edit delete reply
Fear the power of the fire doughnut!
rufiangel 21st Feb 2015, 7:29 PM edit delete reply
It comes with spicy sprinkles~ :D
Spellodello 22nd Feb 2015, 2:34 AM edit delete reply
OHMYGOSH so Renault is a scumbag (Madou facebutt) after all D:

Rufiii this page is gorgeous but oh my gosh I didn't expect that at all.
rufiangel 22nd Feb 2015, 5:26 PM edit delete reply
Madou facebutt XDDD LOL! Awww Spellu! I'm both sorry and yet cackling madly like an ebil person so you'll have to forgive me for being so insane XD;;; I'm terrible like that~~!
Proxy170 22nd Feb 2015, 11:10 AM edit delete reply
You sneaky son of a....!!!!! >:O
rufiangel 22nd Feb 2015, 5:26 PM edit delete reply
Isn't he just? XDDD <3 Ehehehehehe
Lukkai 22nd Feb 2015, 12:28 PM edit delete reply
*breaks out marshmallows and sausages*

Well, Madou (xxxxeeeeeelllooooooosssss) starts the Roast of the heroes.

Would "This girl is on fire" be inappropriate as accompanying music to this?
rufiangel 22nd Feb 2015, 5:29 PM edit delete reply
Ahahaha, yep! Pop some choco-popcorn with the ensuing heat! ;D

Also, that song would be wildly inappropriately appropriate. XD;; (Kylie and Nemi would probably object to some degree!... a 3rd degree burn? Okay, no, I'd better stop while I'm ahead)
Lukkai 23rd Feb 2015, 5:19 AM edit delete reply
Yeah, we wouldn't want to spark any flamewars because someone'd feel irritated by our words.
Better not to start any fires than having one's fingers burnt.
Outlaw 24th Feb 2015, 5:26 AM edit delete reply
See? I knew he was fishy.
NamikoShuuya 12th Sep 2015, 1:59 AM edit delete reply
I KNEW IT WAS HIM!!!!!!! *hisses*
rufiangel 12th Sep 2015, 10:25 AM edit delete reply
Waooo NamikoShuuya, you read super fast! XD Ahahahaha, you win a cookie for knowing it was him XD *hands over choco chip cookie* <3
NamikoShuuya 28th Mar 2017, 8:08 AM edit delete reply
AH!!!! TWO YEAR OLD COOKIE!!! i can still eat it
rufiangel 28th Mar 2017, 12:45 PM edit delete reply
Ahahaha NamikoShuuya XD <3 you certainly can, I'm sure I put in enough preservatives... >.> just brush off any dust you see! ;D If you see any ominous glowing, that's probably just the half-life... er... I mean, just ignore the glowing. ;)

But here, have a fresh cookie just because. <3
NamikoShuuya 28th Mar 2017, 8:47 PM edit delete reply
Yay!!!! Thank you~!!!!!!!! I've been keeping updated with the story on Tapastic!