Comic 308 - Dualcast

18th Mar 2015, 7:35 PM in Chapter Five
308 - Dualcast
Average Rating: 5 (14 votes)
rufiangel 18th Mar 2015, 7:35 PM edit delete
Happy Wednesday! Er, sort of. Does anyone else smell bacon around here?

Oh, speaking of bacon, Cici (of FD2R fame) and Spellu (of Black Gate:INTS fame) both did these hilarious sketch-doodles I wanted to share.

It was determined somehow that Abel's tiff with Cain began long ago when Cain used to eat Abel's bacon off his plate while putting his hand on Abel's head. Abel would wave his arms around ineffectually as Cain finished off his breakfast.

This somehow resulted in these. Please enjoy.

(Rufi's depiction)

(Cici's depiction)

(Spellu's depiction)

These depictions are as accurate and as canon as you want them to be, dear readers. XD;;; (Thank you Cici-muffin and Spellu for your awesomeness!)

Hope your week has been going well so far, see you all on Friday! :)

(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!)

LeRenardRoux 18th Mar 2015, 7:39 PM edit delete reply
I believe in you Kylie! Your picture is on the comic profile, so you better not go anywhere.

OMG bacon theft would definitely lead me down a path of murderous revenge. Stuff's no joke.
rufiangel 19th Mar 2015, 10:51 AM edit delete reply
Ooh Roux, that's a good point. I'd better change the profile picture... ;D (I kid! Well, sort of. I probably do need to change the avatar anyway. XD;;)

And yes people, let's not steal bacon off the plates of friends and family, it may lead to oaths of vengeance being taken.
mjkj 18th Mar 2015, 7:44 PM edit delete reply
Poor Kylie...

...and madou is rejoicing too early...

@alt text: that glance in the last panel indicates she is not ^_^

rufiangel 19th Mar 2015, 10:54 AM edit delete reply
Hahaha, yes, best not to celebrate until your opponent is completely out like a light!

Friday's page will determine the final result of this round before I take my Monday break, so we'll see who gets the last laugh then! ;)
mjkj 19th Mar 2015, 5:11 PM edit delete reply
Hopefully Kylie :D

(...and of course Nemi, too <3 - and Cain and Mike)

MST3KFan 18th Mar 2015, 7:46 PM edit delete reply
She's down, but doesn't look totally out. Me thinks somebody's full abilities might come out here.
rufiangel 19th Mar 2015, 10:56 AM edit delete reply
Tomorrow's plot twist: Kylie uses her Lethiace without any trouble. When asked why she pretended she couldn't, she replies "I just wasn't bothered okay". XD;; (I will be so mad at her if she does that though!)
Headgamer 18th Mar 2015, 7:49 PM edit delete reply
This isn't over yet.

And o: dulecast. Ff like. XD
rufiangel 19th Mar 2015, 10:58 AM edit delete reply
Ehehe, yep! :) well, there were lots of things I could have gone with in terms of naming the skill but I went with what I liked the sound of best. XD;;

It ain't over till you've completely passed out! :P
CiciEnixa 18th Mar 2015, 8:00 PM edit delete reply
Madou, you may be celebrating a wee bit early there...

I like Madou, but Kylie, I know you still have some strength in you. Kick him the bumbum!!! Please D:

(dem light effects O___O)
rufiangel 19th Mar 2015, 11:00 AM edit delete reply
Ehehehe, thank you, I did have fun with the light effects but also some frustration so it's good XD

Kylie isn't doing too good... She might just retort to Madou, "You suck" before passing out this Friday's strip, so don't get too hopeful XDDD
KAM 18th Mar 2015, 8:15 PM edit delete reply
Sword 'im in the groin. ;-)
rufiangel 19th Mar 2015, 11:00 AM edit delete reply
It IS wide open and she's at the right level! Lol!
TheD-Wrek 18th Mar 2015, 8:42 PM edit delete reply
That look in her eyes... I BO-lieve in you Kylie! *waves a legit sized flag with a huge K on it!" :D

Lukkai 19th Mar 2015, 8:53 AM edit delete reply
*hits a flying elbow from top rope on TheD-Wrek, then takes him for a Cesaro-Swing*
rufiangel 19th Mar 2015, 11:01 AM edit delete reply
Ahahahaha XD
Yes D, she can use all the fighting spirit she can get! :D
Crestlinger 18th Mar 2015, 9:15 PM edit delete reply
She hasn't dropped her sword but he Has dropped his guard And she's that much more closer to Letting It Go.
rufiangel 19th Mar 2015, 11:01 AM edit delete reply
Indeed, indeed.
Seabiscuit 18th Mar 2015, 9:50 PM edit delete reply
I feel that it won't be so easy, it's Kylie after all....

But I do feel a bit of guilt for feeling happy that Madou seems to have won, at least for this page. I AM A TERRIBLE PERSON. He just looks so cool with blood on his mouth, all tired and stuff...!
Dat dual cast!

I really wanna know what he's after!
The curiosity is burning me up (probably not as much as kylie tho hah burn)

Love his expression too in the 2nd panel as he pulls off these swag moves, hahah

rufiangel 19th Mar 2015, 11:04 AM edit delete reply
XDDD I really am so happy you like him seamuffin! I love reading your comments on him XD Lol, he is so fun to write! <3

And yesh I am so happy about the bacon doodles, they give me much joy XDDD

rufiangel 19th Mar 2015, 11:05 AM edit delete reply
Oh yeah and that Kylie BURN LOL omg seamuffin XDDDDD
Chris the Blue 18th Mar 2015, 11:09 PM edit delete reply
Chris the Blue
I find it funny that you may or may not have had Kylie defeated in battle, (though who really knows, maybe she likes the song Tubthumping) and you're talking about bacon in the Author's Notes.
rufiangel 19th Mar 2015, 11:07 AM edit delete reply
This is terrible but actually the whole reason we started talking about bacon at all was because Spellu said Kylie would have a roasted limb at the end of this encounter that would smell like bacon, and Cain would refuse to heal it because it smells delicious. This led to the idea Cain would have a weird infatuation with bacon and that affected Abel growing up.

Yes. I know how terrible this is. Please don't hurt me XDDD
Chris the Blue 19th Mar 2015, 2:47 PM edit delete reply
Chris the Blue
Oh moi gawd.
Outlaw 19th Mar 2015, 1:22 AM edit delete reply
He's one tough hombre...
A dual casting mage ain't easy to take down... especially when he's got easily one of the cockiest attitudes I've seen in a while...

Great page, my friend. As always your quality of art and story drive me to do better. Keep it up.
rufiangel 19th Mar 2015, 11:11 AM edit delete reply
Yeppers, he's definitely tough! Not a boss I'd want to face!

Outlaw, your comments are always so encouraging and sweet!! :D Thank you so much!! It's amazing to hear such kind words from talented peeps like you <333

I just had an image of all us CFers in a building like Jump, except it's CF and we're all shouting encouragements at one another from our desks XD (we'd be in the same department - rpgs and all!)
kelverse 19th Mar 2015, 2:00 AM edit delete reply

....Kylieeeee don't dieeeeeeee ;___;
rufiangel 19th Mar 2015, 11:12 AM edit delete reply
Ahahahahaha XDDD awww Rinkel you cutie-pie!

Well, if Kylie goes I suppose I could replace the profile pic with Nemi or something. She seems popular XD
kelverse 19th Mar 2015, 11:56 AM edit delete reply
*sobs* I just love them all so much I don't want any of the main party to dieee aaaaagh
MizuNoRyuu 19th Mar 2015, 2:51 AM edit delete reply
BACON! Geez, if that's how all out wars start, I'll have to guard my food better...

Kylie's eye in the last panel.... <3 "I'm not done yet...!"
rufiangel 19th Mar 2015, 11:13 AM edit delete reply
Learn fork-fu and keep your bacon safe! Unless it's Headgamer, then he can have some. :P

Ehehehe, thankyew Mizu! So happy to hear what the last panel communicates without words <3
Matt Knab 19th Mar 2015, 3:38 AM edit delete reply
Matt Knab
And then he passes out from blood loss. Double KO! XD
rufiangel 19th Mar 2015, 11:14 AM edit delete reply
XDDD Ooh! Bets have been placed! We'll see the conclusion on Friday! :D
Lukkai 19th Mar 2015, 8:59 AM edit delete reply
That look in the last panel is still full of defiance. Whether the rest of her body can follow through on that remains to be seen, but I don't see Madou casting at the moment. So if it does, he might actually be at a disadvantage for the first time since their fight started.

As for the CainAble pics. But Cain was just looking out for his little brother as a big bro is want to! Making sure his cholesterol levels remain on safe levels, even at the cost of his own. What a sacrifice!
Also with no offense to the other two, but I like rufi's version best. :D
rufiangel 19th Mar 2015, 11:18 AM edit delete reply
Mmhmm mmhmm. *nods along with analysis* Kylie is definitely not feeling like just keeling over though like you said, she may have no choice. XD;

And aw, thank you re: bacon doodles, though to be fair they are my characters XD Cici-muffin said the pictures in the order I posted them look chronological so it's like Cain has been stealing Abel's bacon for years, so you can take it that way too XDDD
Prayformercy 20th Mar 2015, 8:49 AM edit delete reply
My money atm is that Madou is baiting her into using her.. Lethyice? however its spelled =p he was researching her beforehand and found something interesting which i still assume to be runes. My guess is he teleported her away to a location where he possibly has the same runes setup to see what would happen if he pushed her into a corner and forced her to use it.
rufiangel 21st Mar 2015, 12:04 AM edit delete reply
Interesting theory, mercy~! We'll see in a bit how accurate your guess is ;)

And it would be Lethiace XD no worries, made-up words are hard to recall lol!
JustNoPoint 21st Mar 2015, 7:17 AM edit delete reply
Remind me to tell my badguys to never say that. Unless the opponent is like dead! :P
rufiangel 21st Mar 2015, 1:56 PM edit delete reply
LOL, I know. He should have waited until she keeled over at least, right? :P