Comic 387 - Romanticised

16th Oct 2015, 6:00 PM in Chapter Six
387 - Romanticised
Average Rating: 5 (13 votes)
rufiangel 16th Oct 2015, 6:00 PM edit delete

Hey guys! Happy Friday!

I'm flying out today to Korea and I won't have proper Internet access for several days. I'll try to find some and upload pages on the days I'm supposed to but it's really hard to say if I'll manage, so please bear with me if the update schedule is really wonky next Monday onwards. I'll have proper Internet at my sister's home (yay) but I won't be there until I'm done doing some other stuff, so hopefully that'll go over well!

Have a beautiful weekend and... hopefully I'll see you next Monday as usual!

(P.S. I have some stickers up as an incentive to pledge for my Patreon - for October, if you pledge a dollar or above you'll get SF Christmas stickers in the mail, so please consider supporting :D)

mjkj 16th Oct 2015, 6:02 PM edit delete reply
Wow, so many issues... '0_O

...yeah, and have a great trip *hugs*

rufiangel 19th Oct 2015, 5:00 PM edit delete reply
Thankyew, Mjkj! :D <3 I appreciate the well wishes~

Lol yes, so many issues they're running out of bookshelves XD
Matt Knab 16th Oct 2015, 6:09 PM edit delete reply
Matt Knab
Oh geez, haha!
Enjoy your trip, Rufi!!
rufiangel 19th Oct 2015, 5:02 PM edit delete reply
Thank you, Matt! :D <3 I appreciate the well wishes!

And some things we find out about other people's upbringing can be surprising at times XD
LeRenardRoux 16th Oct 2015, 7:25 PM edit delete reply
This page is so good, ruff! All their different reactions to their moms' failings. :^;

Enjoy your trip!
rufiangel 19th Oct 2015, 5:03 PM edit delete reply
Awww, thank you Roux!! <3 ;3;* I did hope to show an array of things here, so I'm glad that got communicated~~~ <33

I appreciate the well wishes, thankyew Roux! <3 :D
KAM 16th Oct 2015, 7:52 PM edit delete reply
For some reason I'm imagining all their mothers support group justifying their mothering styles.

Even more scary, Madou's mother would probably be the therapist.
rufiangel 19th Oct 2015, 5:05 PM edit delete reply
LOL KAM! XD Now *that*'s an interesting scene to envision!

Madou's mother, huh... XD;;;
Jarvi 16th Oct 2015, 8:28 PM edit delete reply
Mike's mom! <pac pac pac> Scaring your child is really awful, you meanie! :O
Though honestly all those mothers are.. xD
rufiangel 19th Oct 2015, 5:07 PM edit delete reply
Lololol XD you know what's kind of half messed up is that I was at a gathering with relatives last weekend (you know since I'm in Korea) and my aunts were discussing how they made their youngest brother (i.e. my uncle) cry as a baby on purpose because he was so cute when he cried XDD and this was *after* I posted this strip, dangit! Humans...
Chris the Blue 16th Oct 2015, 10:04 PM edit delete reply
Chris the Blue
You're going to Korea? Sweet!
The food is delicious there!
Unless you're talking about our Northern brethren. In which case the food is... kinda non-existent?
rufiangel 19th Oct 2015, 5:08 PM edit delete reply
Yep, I'm in South Korea now! :) And the food is delicious indeed <3

(*sobs for NK :'D dangit*)
Seabiscuit 16th Oct 2015, 10:18 PM edit delete reply
Bwahahah! Wow. Nemi's mom...Probably something mine would have done.;)
Michael's mom....That's just mean! D:
...Cain's mom. Yeugh. Favoring that brat. Wow, I wonder what Madous folks were like!:D

Woah, good luck/have fun in Korea!! O:
rufiangel 19th Oct 2015, 5:09 PM edit delete reply
Omg your mom XD she and Nemi's mom would get along like a house on fire~! :D

Madou's folks... we'll find out some time eventually! :D Whenever I get around to getting that backstory out... :'D

And thankyew seamuffin <3 I appreciate the well-wishes! <33
Digi5 17th Oct 2015, 12:44 AM edit delete reply
Mikey -as a baby- is cute when he cries! ... I wonder if that experience made him scared of bugs or desensitized him to them?
rufiangel 19th Oct 2015, 5:10 PM edit delete reply
Ahahaha XD *imagines Digi making baby-Mikey cry with bugs*

Well, he seemed somewhat okay with the extermination quests, so probably the latter :'D lolol, poor Mikey...
Digi5 19th Oct 2015, 9:46 PM edit delete reply
...I find it hilarious how some people react [in the extreme] to bees/wasps, or even mice. When I'm all calm and collected, and they're waving their arms wildly and trying to get away from the critters- the irony of our different reactions is what I find funny, I guess. :')

That being said, though, I'm not the "prankster"-type. I find it funny/cute if it happens, but I'm not going to go out of my way to make it happen. ...usually. ^^
Lukkai 20th Oct 2015, 8:54 AM edit delete reply
I had a bad experience with a wasp when I was a kid. And be it from that or something else had developed a phobia of wasps and a bit less bees. Basically any insect with a stinger. Which for a while made me one of the flaylers, really.

Yet probably because I learned that was counterproductive, I grew to be way quieter around them, so as not to get stung.

Nowadays, I react with a bit of panic when I'm in a closed room with one of those. But outside? Respectful, but completely calm. And if a wasp lands one my plate at a barbeque or so, I just calmly shoo it away with slight and soft motion. Hornets I've actually started to find quite cool. (Will keep my distance from a hivenest though.)
MST3KFan 17th Oct 2015, 2:21 AM edit delete reply
So many mothers with issues. XP

At least it helps Kylie to see her 'Mom issues' aren't the only ones out there. They've all had issues with their Moms so they have a bit stronger bond maybe. >_>
rufiangel 19th Oct 2015, 5:11 PM edit delete reply
Ahaha, I think most people will have issues with their parents, though of course some have them to a worser degree than others... but I doubt there's a perfect set of parents anywhere XD;;

That said, you are right - they probably will bond further here just knowing that they're all comfortable sharing their honest backgrounds with one another :D <3
JollyPayton 17th Oct 2015, 9:13 AM edit delete reply
Kylie looks great in the 4th and 5th panels I love her hair when it's down, I also like the way you draw Cain's hair just amazing! Aww, Mikey's mom is so cute! Espically baby Michael
rufiangel 19th Oct 2015, 5:12 PM edit delete reply
Aww, thank you Payton!! >w<*)/ I'm really happy you like how the hair looks <3 (I love shading hair XD <33)
Crestlinger 17th Oct 2015, 9:22 AM edit delete reply
So as they were growing up Nemi gains +dex, Mike gains +will save and Cain gains +emo. That explains Everything.
rufiangel 19th Oct 2015, 5:13 PM edit delete reply
LOL Crestlinger XDDD that's an amazing comment, ahahahaha!!
Lukkai 17th Oct 2015, 10:23 AM edit delete reply
Does it justify things?
Hard to say, probably not.

Does it explain them?
Yes. And at the very least, that's a start. Something that enables you to deal with it.
rufiangel 19th Oct 2015, 5:14 PM edit delete reply
I'm inclined to agree, Lukkai! :) It helps to know where we can have a decent starting point~~~ >w<)b
Fangirl 17th Oct 2015, 11:15 AM edit delete reply
Cain stahp being an Emo
rufiangel 19th Oct 2015, 5:15 PM edit delete reply
He can try, but what can I say... he's the Banished Prince XDDD
Slim Kittens 18th Oct 2015, 12:20 AM edit delete reply
Slim Kittens
Madou: "You wimps! My mother made me make my bed EVERY DAY!"
Lukkai 18th Oct 2015, 8:47 AM edit delete reply
Well, they've got to teach you those carpenter, weaving and sewing skills somehow!
rufiangel 19th Oct 2015, 5:16 PM edit delete reply
LOL Slim Kittens XDDD

I can totally see Madou Interruptus doing this XDDD
TheD-Wrek 18th Oct 2015, 11:08 AM edit delete reply
Lol, Nemi and Mikey's mommas... adorable. XD
rufiangel 19th Oct 2015, 5:17 PM edit delete reply
Sadism is an adorable trait sometimes I suppose? XD
CiciEnixa 18th Oct 2015, 3:32 PM edit delete reply
I'm not sure Nemi's and Mike's moms got their "Good Mom" license when they had kids XD Cain and Abel's mom... yeah, I don't think that's something a bit of group mom therapy sessions can fix ^^; (why do babu nemi and mike have to be too cute?! X3)

Their expressions do say that Cain's the only one who didn't really think his mom's actions were "forgivable" for his sad little child heart ;3;
rufiangel 19th Oct 2015, 5:19 PM edit delete reply
Lolol, I am not sure when people qualify for the 'Good Mom' license, especially with their first kids XD it just happens after some trial and error I'm sure ;D (and thankyew XD <3 yay for cute babus)

Cain has very, very mixed feelings :'D but we'll see in the next page that he doesn't hold too much against her, at least, he doesn't admit anything out loud XD;;