Comic 303 - Nemi versus Sho

6th Mar 2015, 6:15 PM in Chapter Five
303 - Nemi versus Sho
Average Rating: 5 (17 votes)
rufiangel 6th Mar 2015, 6:15 PM edit delete
Happy Friday! :D *sigh* So much fighty-fighty. Can't we all just get along, guys? No? Aaaanywayyyy...

Serpy (a.k.a. HeSerpenty) drew this awesomely adorable crossover pic in celebration of Cain surviving 300 strips so far! XD;;;
That's Hizruk-baby petting Cain there (omg I'm so jealous of Cain), the (wonderful <333 omigosh he's my favourite ehehe) main character of Serpents of Old - the brilliant webcomic of the brilliant Serpy-kins <3 :D Thank you so much Serpy, you know I love you ;___;* *HUGGU*

Aaand I redrew strip number seven yesterday if you guys want to check that out!


The Tapastic link is here.

Thank you so much for your support!! >_<)/ Please have a great weekend, and I'll see you guys on Monday~!

(Please click to go to the DA journal entry that describes this in more detail :) There are also side-by-side panel comparisons in this journal if you'd like to see the difference between the old and redrawn strips!)

MST3KFan 6th Mar 2015, 6:35 PM edit delete reply
Nemi's been upgraded! XD I love how at first she's shocked by things and then is all "Let's do this." after that. :3
rufiangel 7th Mar 2015, 2:31 PM edit delete reply
Hahaha, yep! :D Things are moving fast, but not too fast for Nemi!
KAM 6th Mar 2015, 6:45 PM edit delete reply
Cat-like person + eagle wings = griffon?

rufiangel 7th Mar 2015, 2:32 PM edit delete reply
Hahaha, too bad the wings don't stick around because that would have been cool! XD;
HeSerpenty 6th Mar 2015, 6:55 PM edit delete reply
CAaain! Good call! You're gettin the hang of this, bud!!! :D
Throughout the comic he always seems to pull through and surprise people when things get really deadly--- perhaps this won't be any exception!

D'AWWW shucks, Rufi, I'm so glad you like my humble lil drawing! <333. I love your characters n your comic mucho! I'll be right here for the NEXT 300 pages ;P <33
(Thank you so much for the kind words about me, n Hizzy, n SoO <333--they mean A LOT! :D)
rufiangel 7th Mar 2015, 2:34 PM edit delete reply
Ehehee, yep! Hopefully! >_< (So basically... Cain has a habit of being useless until the last minute? XD;;)

*GLOMP* Thank YOU Serpy!!! <333 You know I'll be right alongside SoO for however long it takes too! I can't say enough nice words about you or Hizruk-baby XD <3 so for now just know I <3 you XD <3

(The next 300 is gonna take a whiiiile so keep your seatbelt fastened XD)
mjkj 6th Mar 2015, 6:57 PM edit delete reply
Yayy, flying Nemi <3

Go, get that sho!!!

*hugs Nemi*

rufiangel 7th Mar 2015, 2:34 PM edit delete reply
Oh, she's gonna do her best! :D
CiciEnixa 6th Mar 2015, 8:02 PM edit delete reply
Wait, they BOTH cast Eagle Wings. Does... oh my lord...

Does this mean those two will fight so super duper fast that they'll warp the space-time continuum around them and create a black hole that will consume everyone and everything in the vicinity?!?!

... I bet on Nemi XD
rufiangel 7th Mar 2015, 2:37 PM edit delete reply

... is what I'd LIKE to say, but hat might end the webcomic prematurely so maybe not XDDD

I should have pulled a Dragon Ball, they'd just disappear and people would be like 'Where'd they go?' because THEY'RE MOVING TOO FAST TO SEE! (Damn that would have been a lot easier to not-draw too)

No one's bet on Sho so far, I wonder why :P
mjkj 7th Mar 2015, 3:50 PM edit delete reply
Well, that is easy to answer: because we like Nemi better ^_^
Prayformercy 7th Mar 2015, 7:13 PM edit delete reply
TheD-Wrek 6th Mar 2015, 8:11 PM edit delete reply
Ooh! Go Nemi!!!! *puts all his monies on her* :D
rufiangel 7th Mar 2015, 2:38 PM edit delete reply
XD;; *collecting bets* Odds aren't looking good for Sho!
mjkj 8th Mar 2015, 7:24 PM edit delete reply
Puts five in for Nemi...

(sorry forgot to do so before) ^_^

Prayformercy 6th Mar 2015, 9:20 PM edit delete reply
Do you really have to ask who im betting on? :D
rufiangel 7th Mar 2015, 2:38 PM edit delete reply
Hey, you never know... ;D
LeRenardRoux 6th Mar 2015, 9:33 PM edit delete reply
Oooh good job Cain! Go Nemi!!!
rufiangel 7th Mar 2015, 2:42 PM edit delete reply
Ehehe, yep! :) He actually kept up with Ren! XD;

Nemi's going, she's going! XDD
Headgamer 6th Mar 2015, 10:39 PM edit delete reply
Go team Nemi!

But isn't the "Assassin" class typically one class higher then the "Theft" class? Hopefully things go better then they have been.
Prayformercy 6th Mar 2015, 11:16 PM edit delete reply
dont know about higher, but maybe specialized differently. Nemi more for being adorable and stealing all the things, and Sho for all the killings.
rufiangel 7th Mar 2015, 2:46 PM edit delete reply
She's going~~! XD;;

Kinda-sorta-not-really XD; It's kinda like what mercy said in his response below about the specialisations. :) Though for sure, Sho has more specialisation points than Nemi in terms of combat.
TheMentalist 6th Mar 2015, 10:50 PM edit delete reply
Hmmmm! Flashy spell.

Meanwhile, in some little temple...
Young cleric to be: 'But why do I have to spend all that extra time and energy to form the wings? Isn't the buff what's important?'
Master: 'Ignorant pup! It's about intimidation! You've got to make sure people know things are about to get real!'
Cleric to be muttering under his breath: 'Yeah, real stupid. It's not like we're all just a theater production...'
Prayformercy 6th Mar 2015, 11:15 PM edit delete reply
i like to imagine its because 2 people created the same spell, and one of them, to make his distinct, made it form visual wings as well. Everyone liked his better because it looked cooler so it stuck and the other way was lost forever.
rufiangel 7th Mar 2015, 2:48 PM edit delete reply
Hahahaha, if they were going for intimidation they should have made dragon wings of an enormous scale. Now, THAT'S 'buff'!
Seabiscuit 6th Mar 2015, 11:09 PM edit delete reply
I'm betting on Nemi, just 'cause!
That is one badass looking buff, I gotta say! Even Ren seems surprised. Yes, be surprised, jackass, this shall be your downfall!
...Maybe. Hopefully. Nemi, pls.

(Ohh, another great new page. The bit where he shows off his chains...*-*)
(Adorable fanart, aw!!)
rufiangel 7th Mar 2015, 2:52 PM edit delete reply
XDDD Ahahaha! This is actually not the first time Cain's cast it, he cast it back here too (though it was so long ago everyone seems to have forgotten understandably XD)~ I wasn't sure by your comment but I'll explain anyway, it may not have been clear at a cursory glance XD; Both Ren AND Cain cast 'Eagle Wings' at the same time, to Sho and Nemi respectively. Ren isn't too surprised - this is standard cleric fare. XD; But yes, we shall see if Nemi is bolstered enough to beat Sho!

And thankyew re: the redraw! ;w;* I am glad to hear that it turned out well!

And yes, the fanart is too cute for words XD <333
Alicia 7th Mar 2015, 3:19 AM edit delete reply
lol Awwwww Serpy... Dat's so friggin' cute. X3

Soooo THIS battle just got turned up to 11. :o
rufiangel 7th Mar 2015, 2:53 PM edit delete reply
Ain't it juuuust? ;w;* <333

And ahahaha, yep, though... it only goes up from here >_>a *keeps cranking the wheel*
Matt Knab 7th Mar 2015, 4:40 AM edit delete reply
Matt Knab
Well, at least they are on even footing. Eep! Wouldn't want to be caught between those two! Love the action!!!!
rufiangel 7th Mar 2015, 2:54 PM edit delete reply
Ehehehe, thank you! :D <3 I'm already dying with all the action XDDD but glad to hear it's going okay so far!!

'Even footing'... that's interesting. XD; Wait 'till the next page... :3
Prayformercy 7th Mar 2015, 7:12 PM edit delete reply
yea the even footing is relative. They both got the same buff but if i remember correctly the buffs strength depends on how strong the cleric is. So depending on how strong ren is vs cain, Nemi could be out matched here, or vice versa.
Crestlinger 7th Mar 2015, 7:32 AM edit delete reply
Its Sho time!
rufiangel 7th Mar 2015, 2:54 PM edit delete reply
Sho doooooooown!
Jarvi 8th Mar 2015, 3:05 AM edit delete reply
Sho him Nemi! :D
rufiangel 8th Mar 2015, 5:50 PM edit delete reply
Sho the Sho! XD;;; Ahahaha omg. That is the last time I make a bad pun in the alt-text, what have I done Saari-nii XD;;;;
JustNoPoint 9th Mar 2015, 12:19 AM edit delete reply
Good thing I never get tired of seeing Fighty Fights =D
rufiangel 9th Mar 2015, 1:35 AM edit delete reply
Awww yay, thank you JnP XD; that's good to hear! Lots more fighty-fighty coming up >___>;;a
Outlaw 9th Mar 2015, 12:57 AM edit delete reply
I love your combat pages. They're so epicly done and the effects you use are always on point.

Great job, as always, my friend!
rufiangel 9th Mar 2015, 1:36 AM edit delete reply
Awww, thank you Outlaw!! :D I'm still struggling to get the sequences to look the way I really want them to, but I think it's a continued learning process. I'm super happy to know it's working so far! Thank you always for being so encouraging <3 *hug*
Lukkai 9th Mar 2015, 5:34 AM edit delete reply
Phew, that's a tough call!

Personal preference for Nemi aside and ignoring possible differences in strength or duration of the buff spell, I'm under the impression that Nemi is a tiny bit faster. But Sho has both more combat experience and knows better where to stick a knife for maximum effect. Also a slight advantage in reach for Sho, yet he's also the bigger target.
And is that a precipice I see right next to them? That might tie in with your "even footing" comment above.
rufiangel 9th Mar 2015, 2:09 PM edit delete reply
I really wish I'd been clever enough to have made that 'even footing' and 'precipice' connection, but I admit I wasn't and vow to become one day smart enough to do that. XD;;;;
HapyCow 9th Mar 2015, 11:13 AM edit delete reply
Go nemi go!! Love their expressions on this page :3
rufiangel 9th Mar 2015, 2:09 PM edit delete reply
Ehehehe, yay! Thank you Hapy! <3 :D Nemi is going~! Going~! ... gone? >_>