Comic 324 - Ignorant, arrogant fool

27th Apr 2015, 1:00 PM in Chapter Five
324 - Ignorant, arrogant fool
Average Rating: 5 (15 votes)
rufiangel 27th Apr 2015, 1:00 PM edit delete
(Note: please check this DA journal out to help me promote the novel and maybe get a freebie bit of art out of it~)

Happy Monday, guys! Hope you're having a great start to the week so far! :)

I do apologise for not really having any proper explanation for what Allegiance Accessories are before this scene happens. I promise the full significance of this scene will be explained later. For now, you can derive the implications from what's been shown on these pages.

And I have yet another double update for the redrawing campaign - strips number 16 and 17 are on both DA and Tapastic! The images link to the DA pages.

You can check out the Tapastic links for strip 16 here and strip 17 here~

I also have an announcement. I will be taking a break off of the Wednesday update this week. Sorry about this - I couldn't make a buffer in time and I'm off to my annual church retreat this weekend! ^^; But Friday will update as usual, and I should be back in time to pull off a Monday update - though it'll be a later update than usual for Monday.

Thank you for your patience! :) Have a great week, and see you guys 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!)

rufiangel 29th Apr 2015, 11:53 PM edit delete
Hey guys, if you're checking in for an update, I apologise and remind you that I am taking a break from today's update. :< Sorry about that!

However, I do have a triple-update for the Redrawing the First Chapter Campaign: strips number 18, 19 and 20 are all done, and are on DA and Tapastic! The images link to the DA pages.

You can check out the Tapastic links for strip 18 here, strip 19 here and strip 20 here~

I've been working hard to complete this campaign in time to meet the end of April and it looks like I'll be managing, just barely! XD Strip 21 is the last strip assigned for this campaign! Thank you so much for your support so far, readers~! <3

See you on Friday for a regular update to our current storyline! :)
Prayformercy 27th Apr 2015, 1:06 PM edit delete reply
Things are gettin good :D
rufiangel 27th Apr 2015, 6:21 PM edit delete reply
Ahahaha, wait, only now mercy?? XDDD lol jk!
Prayformercy 27th Apr 2015, 10:56 PM edit delete reply
Meant reveal wise, not just action ^^ Because up until now its been mostly Ren talking and in all honesty i don't trust a word the guy says. I see him as a religious zealot blinded by his faith and commitment to Able. So to see Cain finally chime in is a nice change of pace.Though we might be witnessing the start of a 100 year brawl when 2 white mages try to punch the other out.
rufiangel 28th Apr 2015, 12:10 PM edit delete reply
XDDD You know, though, when it comes to vitality stats? Ren pwns Cain so hard you wouldn't believe. XDDD;; just to let you know...
Prayformercy 28th Apr 2015, 2:18 PM edit delete reply
Cain is inferior again, never woulda guessed :p
Lukkai 29th Apr 2015, 5:53 AM edit delete reply
He could try and use his cursed chains as knuckledusters though. ;)
rufiangel 29th Apr 2015, 10:26 AM edit delete reply
Ohhh... ;D Interesting you'd say that... there may or may not be a scene where Cain... nope, I've said too much now!
Lukkai 30th Apr 2015, 6:51 AM edit delete reply
What? Slings his chains around Ren's neck and pulls? (No, I don't think that they are loose enough for that.)

On a sidenote: I've got an account now. Even if it's only for commenting and forum use. I couldn't draw to save my life. (Check the Death Kitty band member search if you don't believe me.)
rufiangel 30th Apr 2015, 5:19 PM edit delete reply
Oh hey, that's awesome, Lukkai! :D Welcome aboard! Sub this comic XD and all the other beautiful ones too! <333 I'll go check that thread out later ;D
rufiangel 29th Apr 2015, 10:25 AM edit delete reply
To be fair, Ren pwns everyone on vitality stats. The only person he doesn't is Mike, and that's by a small margin. >_>
Prayformercy 29th Apr 2015, 12:22 PM edit delete reply
Why be fair though? :D
rufiangel 30th Apr 2015, 5:20 PM edit delete reply
XDDD hahahaha oh mercy
Seabiscuit 27th Apr 2015, 1:21 PM edit delete reply
Woah yes. Yes Cain! Stand up for yourself!
It's nice to finally see his side of things. Well, this part, anyways.:D
Gosh Ren is such a drooling Abel fanboy, he needs to chill.

Ohhh man, those last panels. Shit just got real?!
(Hey, I remember those fancy bracelets!)

(Wow you're breezin' through that redraw, huh? :D 3 pages a week, plus remakes, plus amazing fanart...You're not human! I'm onto you!)
rufiangel 27th Apr 2015, 8:42 PM edit delete reply
DROOLING FANBOY AHAHAHAHA XDDD omgggg so sadly appropriate LOL! XD poor Ren ;D

Cain has broken something there, yep. Though how Ren will react remains to be seen... ;D

And well, my army of elves do most of the work... And I think I'm human. Most of the time. >_>a lol tbh I am really rushing the redrawn strips now to meet my own self imposed deadline XDDD it's like cramming AHAHAHA so bad
mjkj 27th Apr 2015, 1:22 PM edit delete reply
Awwww he/it snapped...

Great one, Rufi

Seems like these bracelets enforce their allegiance...

Nef 27th Apr 2015, 3:47 PM edit delete reply
I'm with MJKJ. It would be awesome if instead of indicating your faction, the bracelets charmed you.
mjkj 27th Apr 2015, 3:52 PM edit delete reply
If you look at the last panel it looks like it has snapped ren out of it...
rufiangel 27th Apr 2015, 8:44 PM edit delete reply
So... New literal spin on charm bracelets eh? ;D
MysticJanus 28th Apr 2015, 3:04 AM edit delete reply
Either that, or we just witnessed the perpetual vein on Ren's forehead finally bursting! XD
rufiangel 27th Apr 2015, 8:43 PM edit delete reply
Thanks Mjkj! :) I'm happy you like the update~
CiciEnixa 27th Apr 2015, 1:40 PM edit delete reply
Awwwww, Cain, why you gotta break da friendship bracelet D: That's not cool.

Who to believe, who to believe, hm...
rufiangel 27th Apr 2015, 8:45 PM edit delete reply
Yeah, Cain be petty it would seem :/

believe in the power of love
Outlaw 27th Apr 2015, 2:37 PM edit delete reply
Good for Cain. Poor fella needed to stand straight and let a little steam loose.
rufiangel 27th Apr 2015, 8:46 PM edit delete reply
Ahahaha, he did take all the other abuse without saying much, eh? Abel is a bit of a sore spot specifically, it would seem...
Jarvi 27th Apr 2015, 2:47 PM edit delete reply
Uh.. I'm afraid that's not the best way of persuading someone Cain. Unless that bracelet binds him with magic, I think it would be better to just stick to convincing words :<
rufiangel 27th Apr 2015, 8:48 PM edit delete reply
Yeah... I think Cain is normally fairly well contained but this page he's not so much. He can't think straight when his brother is involved, maybe...? :s
KAM 27th Apr 2015, 7:54 PM edit delete reply
MST3KFan 27th Apr 2015, 8:07 PM edit delete reply
Cain ain't taking none of this crap anymore! XD
rufiangel 27th Apr 2015, 8:48 PM edit delete reply
Dem fighting words! XD

Something had to give I guess...!
Headgamer 27th Apr 2015, 8:19 PM edit delete reply
I'm with everyone else in that my first thought was it looks like the bracelet was charming Ren and he just snaped out of it, however it could just be shock that Cain would do such a thing and now Ren is about to get go into even more of a range.
rufiangel 27th Apr 2015, 8:54 PM edit delete reply
Ren is pretty shocked there from the look of it! I think. XD; Hmmm, I wonder... Was Ren bewitched indeed, or... ;)
ann13angel 27th Apr 2015, 11:06 PM edit delete reply
baby slap fights INCOMING owo;;
Prayformercy 28th Apr 2015, 12:10 AM edit delete reply
Thats exactly what i was thinking :D
rufiangel 28th Apr 2015, 3:51 PM edit delete reply
Lukkai 29th Apr 2015, 5:55 AM edit delete reply
Aaand saved for all eternity! (Or however long my laptops hard disc holds on.)

Juuust perfect! :D
rufiangel 29th Apr 2015, 10:27 AM edit delete reply
XDDD I'm glad you likey~!! LOL!
TheD-Wrek 28th Apr 2015, 1:24 AM edit delete reply
rufiangel 28th Apr 2015, 12:13 PM edit delete reply
XDDD yisssss lol!

Btw teach me how to let you guys embed stuff XD; is it an option in my thing? I'll explore it later at home hahaha
FuzzyZergling 28th Apr 2015, 1:41 AM edit delete reply
I think it'd be really interesting if Cain was really, truly in the wrong here.
Just my opinion.
rufiangel 28th Apr 2015, 12:16 PM edit delete reply
Hellu! :)
I think most people will have to either accept that Cain has serious issues (XD) at the very least, ahahaha XD but whether Cain is in the wrong or not... Might depend a lot on how readers interpret things... ;)
Lukkai 29th Apr 2015, 6:02 AM edit delete reply
From what Ren is saying though, it seems to me that Cain is at least partially right. (Although Ren does not realise that in the slightest.)
rufiangel 29th Apr 2015, 10:28 AM edit delete reply
I'll just note here that Ren and Cain use past tense and present tense very very particularly for what they say. Cain especially takes care to only use past tense. ;)
Lukkai 30th Apr 2015, 6:53 AM edit delete reply
There's... some interesting implications with that.
sketchdoll 28th Apr 2015, 4:37 AM edit delete reply
Gosh that sixth frame, beautifully drawn! I love the angle and details! Gotta say though, I think Ren is about to flip. I hope Cain is ready for another fight!
rufiangel 28th Apr 2015, 4:00 PM edit delete reply
Awww, thank you sketchdoll! <3 :D I'm glad the sixth frame works! <333 It was a fun angle to work with and I think it turned out the way I wanted it to <3 ;w;

Incoming White Mage Showdooown! ... maybe. XD;;; MAYBE~~
Matt Knab 28th Apr 2015, 4:46 AM edit delete reply
Matt Knab
We don't have all the info here yet, but I strongly suspect these two are throwing some very low blows at each other!
rufiangel 28th Apr 2015, 4:24 PM edit delete reply
Ehehe, hopefully I can bring in more info over time~ :D whenever it's relevant!
Hmm, low blows... It's complicated, to say the least! >_>a
Allzephyr 28th Apr 2015, 7:05 AM edit delete reply
You know... I'm kind of totally on Ren's side now. I guess this is the darkness that Isaac was talking about.
rufiangel 28th Apr 2015, 4:26 PM edit delete reply
Oooh, someone who doesn't think Ren is a prat! XD *cheers* Mmm, there is a lot going on under the surface regarding Cain... But yes, he has something Isaac saw as "darkness" for sure. Emo boy, much? XD
Guest 28th Apr 2015, 7:19 AM edit delete reply
Well Something had to snap. Now we'll just see how far. Also if that little gem there was Jinn's soulstone, as around Ren's wrist Would be the safest place to hide it.
rufiangel 28th Apr 2015, 4:27 PM edit delete reply
Hellu! :)

Abel has a matching accessory. XD; Though it would certainly be an unexpected place to hide such a thing!
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rufiangel 13th May 2015, 9:48 AM edit delete reply
What's the prize? XD lol
kelverse 28th Apr 2015, 7:55 AM edit delete reply
Oh snap :O
rufiangel 28th Apr 2015, 4:27 PM edit delete reply
I knooow ;w;
Lukkai 28th Apr 2015, 10:31 AM edit delete reply
Ooh... I think the bracelet is not the only thing that just snapped. And I don't think it was Ren suddenly realising how wrong he was.
More likely we will shortly see just how good white mages are at fisticuffs.
rufiangel 28th Apr 2015, 4:29 PM edit delete reply
Ehehehe, yarrr. Ren didn't expect Cain to do something like THAT. XD; we'll see what happens... Maaaybeee ;D...
Spellodello 28th Apr 2015, 2:03 PM edit delete reply
The 'WHATCHOO SAY' Ren lives!! xD

Okay but seriously, it's really neat to see Cain legit pissed at something. The expressions here are so good and wowww that body language. <33

Cain better get punched in the face for that though, that was a big jerk move to rip someone's jewelry, I mean given the rest of the fight it might be appropriate? But this is on a deeper level than self defense in Cain's case, this is vehement.
rufiangel 29th Apr 2015, 12:08 AM edit delete reply
XD I couldn't resist putting it in SOMEhow~! Ahahaha~ and thank you Spellu ;w;* you so encouraging~! *huggu*

For sure, Cain did something that seems pretty darn petty. >_> Hmmmm. Did he really have a good reason or is he just a petty dude? XD;;

(And was Cain jerkface enough for ya Spellu? XD Prolly not lol)
Damatris 28th Apr 2015, 7:53 PM edit delete reply
Cain, you're angry but destroying other people's personal possessions isn't the way to go.

Although, I'm glad we get to see this side of him too. :D
rufiangel 29th Apr 2015, 12:09 AM edit delete reply
I know, right? D: Ren is like 'wth'-ing so hard in the last panel there too XD

But ahaha, it does seem to please people to see Cain angry XDDD maybe I should create more situations where he flips his lid more often...

(In the distance, Cain's voice can be faintly heard yelling 'DON'T ENCOURAGE HER')
Sarah 29th Apr 2015, 11:18 AM edit delete reply
I wondered once if Cain was really Abel bad vice versa, but in the original story in the bible, Cain was maybe not. Abel dies seem weak though, like he's sick or cursed.
But if Cain really is Cain (and he probably is) then I like him. He's a cool guy.
Because honestly, every person can make bad mistakes, and if we're lucky we don't have to pay as drastically as Cain did. Mistakes are normal, and I think how we try to fix them is the most important.
rufiangel 30th Apr 2015, 5:49 PM edit delete reply
Agreed! :) Thanks for your insightful comments, Sarah! X3

Everyone makes mistakes and Cain is certainly no exception. Though indeed, what has he been doing since...? ;)
Steel 29th Apr 2015, 3:35 PM edit delete reply
Sigh...this is gonna need a flow chart isn't it?