Comic 375 - Doing Nothing

18th Sep 2015, 6:00 PM in Chapter Six
375 - Doing Nothing
Average Rating: 5 (13 votes)
rufiangel 18th Sep 2015, 6:00 PM edit delete

Happy Friday, folks! :)

I know, is it possible for Cain to get any more emo than this? (Actually... XD)

To help readers connect some of the dots here:
Cain started being a cleric three years ago, but it's been four years since he was banished. So what was Cain doing in that missing gap year? Well, basically, nothing, according to this strip. Hopefully this sheds a bit of light on when the flashback on this page occurred and also why his hair is grown out there, too. You might have also noticed that Cain used to have a six-pack but doesn't anymore. He lost it while he was lying around instead of doing ab crunches, lol. Sad, huh? XD;;

Anyway, enough wittering from me XD I hope you enjoyed today's super emo strip! Have a great weekend, and see you guys on Monday! :)

MST3KFan 18th Sep 2015, 6:20 PM edit delete reply
*cue Crawling In My Skin song by Linkin Park for MAXIMUM emo mode*
rufiangel 20th Sep 2015, 11:21 AM edit delete reply
mjkj 18th Sep 2015, 6:24 PM edit delete reply
Wow, deep insight...

I hope that will help Kylie...

@alt text: so true. I wonder how Cain got the will to live again.

rufiangel 20th Sep 2015, 11:21 AM edit delete reply
This is stuff that Cain himself doesn't readily share with just anyone, so it might be helping Cain in a way, too. :)
Matt Knab 18th Sep 2015, 6:57 PM edit delete reply
Matt Knab
I'm even MORE curious to know what he was before being banished. Maybe he wasn't into the whole adventuring thing, but it's fun to think of the dual-class possibilities.
rufiangel 20th Sep 2015, 11:22 AM edit delete reply
He DID say he was 'something like a scholar' to Nemi, though of course, he could have been lying. ;)
Seabiscuit 18th Sep 2015, 9:39 PM edit delete reply
Aww...I'd almost forgotten the brother.;~;
I'm sure...he...he's not like the mom...right?:'D
;~; it's so sad seeing Cain so...broken

(Yeeee! I finally saw the Madou silhouette at the top~~ Beautiful!)
rufiangel 20th Sep 2015, 11:23 AM edit delete reply
Indeed, it's like even Kylie forgot about her original quest in the first place~! XD; Hmm, we'll see soon enough... ;D

Cain is a very broken doll indeed. Or at least, he was. Or maybe he still sort of is? ;)

(Ahahahaha yay! XD Glad you like it <333)
Jarvi 18th Sep 2015, 10:45 PM edit delete reply
Awww I guess his master made him finally get up and do something useful with his life ^^'
rufiangel 20th Sep 2015, 11:24 AM edit delete reply
Possibly! Solare wasn't his mentor at the time, though. ;)
Nef 19th Sep 2015, 12:40 AM edit delete reply
I've been there. I don't know how Cain got out, but whatever he did, apparently is working. In my case, I had to force myself to engage with others even though I didn't want to (I still have to push myself to do that sometimes), and doing creative things, like writing, drawing a comic, etc.
rufiangel 20th Sep 2015, 11:27 AM edit delete reply
Awww, thanks for sharing, Nef! :)

Cain's experiences are something I can relate to as well. I think for readers, at least a little part of what Cain shares will resonate. It can be a little sensitive but I also hope it'll be a thoughtful read. :)
kelverse 19th Sep 2015, 1:35 AM edit delete reply
C-Cain... /;_;)/ my cinnamon roll...
rufiangel 20th Sep 2015, 11:28 AM edit delete reply
Awww Rinkel!!! XDDD

This comment made me laugh out loud, you're such a cupcake <333 *hugs*
kelverse 20th Sep 2015, 4:25 PM edit delete reply
Rink's my name, laughs and sweetness are my game!

....unless it comes to my comics, in which case sparkles, crazy long hair, and backstories that'll make my fans hate me for a little bit are my game :9
rufiangel 21st Sep 2015, 2:32 PM edit delete reply
Oh man :'D what are you going to pull on us in Xeno, now I'm scared dangit!!
JollyPayton 19th Sep 2015, 5:27 AM edit delete reply
Wow... right in the feels.
rufiangel 20th Sep 2015, 11:28 AM edit delete reply
Aww Payton <3 ;3;*

... I do like to poke people in the feels whenever I can with SF XD ahahahaha
Lukkai 22nd Sep 2015, 5:50 AM edit delete reply
Hit her in her weak spot for maximum damage!
KAM 19th Sep 2015, 6:50 AM edit delete reply
rufiangel 20th Sep 2015, 11:29 AM edit delete reply
*pats the KAM*
Crestlinger 19th Sep 2015, 7:29 AM edit delete reply
Kylie thought she could out-emo Cain.
Nobody out-emos Cain, it's his Thing.
Meanwhile Master Healer that Solaire is (was?) he was all gungho and determined to Make Cain Better (faster, stronger, tougher). Thus the codex of notes Madou used as a potential bribe (though How he got them is future flasback fodder).
rufiangel 20th Sep 2015, 11:30 AM edit delete reply
I read this comment like a rap, yo. XD (And yes, I said 'rap, yo' which disqualifies me as anyone who knows anything about rap.)

Actually... Ren out-emos Cain, I'd think. XDDD
Allzephyr 19th Sep 2015, 12:41 PM edit delete reply
And this is why Kylie never made the debate team. Now we'll never get him to shut up and everyone will be depressed.
rufiangel 20th Sep 2015, 11:31 AM edit delete reply
XD Ahahaha Allzephyr <3

This is just an aside, but after being on the debate team myself, I feel like no one ever really shuts up on debate. XD Even when you're floundering or stumped, you still have to keep talking! LOL
Digi5 19th Sep 2015, 10:57 PM edit delete reply
They both have such tragic backstories! T.T They know what the other is going thru; they're great for each other! :')
rufiangel 20th Sep 2015, 11:33 AM edit delete reply
Awww Digi! XD *hug*
They are definitely both possessors of DDPs (Deep Dark Past™) like most protagonists tend to be XDDD
TheD-Wrek 20th Sep 2015, 1:51 AM edit delete reply
Oh, Cain... *shakes head* You are quite the emo marshmallow. X)
rufiangel 20th Sep 2015, 11:33 AM edit delete reply
Lolol D, he certainly can be! XD
Dust and Cain can both be emo marshmallows together :D
kaiki83 20th Sep 2015, 1:40 PM edit delete reply
I've got Marion Raven's "Break You" in my head now..
rufiangel 21st Sep 2015, 2:33 PM edit delete reply
That puts the Abel/Cain dynamic in a very disturbing light... :'D
kaiki83 20th Sep 2015, 1:40 PM edit delete reply
I've got Marion Raven's "Break You" in my head now..
HeSerpenty 21st Sep 2015, 2:06 PM edit delete reply
Awww I think Cain has a right to be emooo! Lolol it's ok Cain.. you can cry on my shoulder, baby <33

I love that *counts*..sixth panel? The third to last one? Lolol I love it so much <3
rufiangel 21st Sep 2015, 2:34 PM edit delete reply
Awww XDDD let him soak your shoulder then ;D lolol!

Thank you Serpy-kins, I definitely had to experiment a bit with that panel to see if I could get across what I wanted! <333 So glad it works! X3
Damatris 10th Jun 2016, 8:28 PM edit delete reply
Just stab my heart, okay It would hurt less.