Comic Side story: Unconditional, page 9

22nd Jan 2016, 6:00 PM in Chapter Six
Side story: Unconditional, page 9
Average Rating: 5 (16 votes)
rufiangel 22nd Jan 2016, 6:00 PM edit delete

Happy Friday, guys! :D

I'm slowly starting to settle back into work. I've made a bit of progress on the planning for Chapter Seven, though to be honest I didn't realise it would take me this long. OTL I was supposed to already start testing page-production rate this week, but yeah, nevermind. :'D If I'm good, I can finish planning this weekend and start actually testing the page-production next week instead.

In the meantime, I hope you guys have been enjoying the side-story so far! X3

One other thing... I'm considering changing my update times, because trying to do Facebook and Twitter posts at the exact same time I clock off work has been a bit of a jokey nightmare this week and last :'D what time would work best, though, I wonder...?

That's it from me for now. Have a fabulous weekend, and see you guys on Monday! <3

mjkj 22nd Jan 2016, 6:50 PM edit delete reply

Happy Seia...

*hugs lil'Kylie* :D

PS: Update times: I think they are great as they are right now. I would suggest you inform your followers what your update times are - and then state that the twitter and facebook posts will be delayed by half an hour / an hour or whatever. If you know you are going to be late updating you could post that before work...

rufiangel 25th Jan 2016, 5:35 PM edit delete reply
Ahahaha, yesh, happy Seia indeed XD

Thank you so much for your feedback, as always, Mjkj! X3 I have decided to take your advice and go for the later updates on Twitter and FB while keeping my current update schedule. A large portion of my readers are not from my timezone (lol) so I think this works for now. :) Thank you for being so helpful! <3
MST3KFan 22nd Jan 2016, 8:35 PM edit delete reply
Heh. Seia has a side few see that's nice after all. XD

And lil' Kylie is so dang adorable. She seriously rivals Nemi on the adorability scale.
rufiangel 25th Jan 2016, 5:36 PM edit delete reply
Seia can be dere dere, really~ XD <3

And wow! XD I guess if I drew a younger Nemi around the same age as Kylie here, Nemi-fans would be very happy? XD;;
mjkj 25th Jan 2016, 11:36 PM edit delete reply
I believe they would ^_^'
rufiangel 27th Jan 2016, 8:47 AM edit delete reply
The rep hath spoken XDDD

One day! ;D
mjkj 27th Jan 2016, 4:06 PM edit delete reply
*lol* :)
CiciEnixa 22nd Jan 2016, 8:55 PM edit delete reply
Hahaha, now the forehead press makes sense. Our dad used to do that to my sis because she's usually so scowly. And ahahaha, Happy Seia is almost a match to the Raiz XDDD

I think twitter and facebook updates can be later, long after the page update like mjkj said.
rufiangel 25th Jan 2016, 5:38 PM edit delete reply
He did that to Puff, I'm going to guess? XD (I don't know why but Cupcake seems to be the squealy one and Puff is the scary one XDDD but they're both lovely pieces of pastry)

Happy Seia, a match to the Raiz?? :'D Oh my, what a comparison...!

And yesh, you're right. I have decided to follow your advice. XD Thank you for being so helpful with your feedback <3 *hugs muffin <3*
Headgamer 22nd Jan 2016, 9:52 PM edit delete reply
Tbh I just check when I wake up/whenever I'm bored. So the post time doesn't mater much to me.
sigpig 23rd Jan 2016, 2:02 AM edit delete reply
I was going to post exactly the same thing. My "morning ritual" involves reading web comics with my first 2 coffees of the day...
rufiangel 25th Jan 2016, 5:40 PM edit delete reply
Gosh, I wish everyone started their mornings like this! X3 <333

Thank you sigpig! It really helps me to hear everyone's feedback! :D
rufiangel 25th Jan 2016, 5:40 PM edit delete reply
Okie doke! XD That helps a lot, actually. Thank you for your feedback, as always, Headgamer!! X3 <3
Lamelle 22nd Jan 2016, 11:17 PM edit delete reply
Love the last panel so much xD
And happy to hear you are settling in to Things too^^
rufiangel 25th Jan 2016, 5:41 PM edit delete reply
Aww yay! XD I'm happy everyone's liking "extremely happy Teen!Seia" ahahaha <333

And thank you!! ;3;* I'm still settling in (two weeks into work, now) but it's going relatively well so far. Whew... >3<
MizuNoRyuu 23rd Jan 2016, 12:40 AM edit delete reply
>.>... If I'm still allowed to have a bishounen list, then I want Seia on it. D:

I love how his 'extremely happy' face is just a flowery/blushy version of him. Definitely been enjoying the side story! :)

I'm happy you've been managing to update still while having a job! :)
Dunno about times, I've just been keeping an eye on FB and FB is being nice about putting your posts over all the friends I don't pay attention to on there... so... XD
rufiangel 25th Jan 2016, 5:45 PM edit delete reply
You are absolutely allowed to have a bishounen list!! Right?? What's stopping you Mizu?? XD

Ahahaha, Seia and his 'happy' face :'D lololol, I know I had fun with it XD

To be fair, this whole side-story was drawn up in advance during my break. I have yet to attempt paging the full-colour strips while working full-time, so we'll have to wait and see if I can keep up a frequent update schedule even while working. But I'm crossing my fingers and hoping for the best XD;;

And thank you for letting me know about the FB updates! (pft who cares about what your friend had for breakfast anyway*) That helps me a lot, to know that people do keep an eye on it. Thankyew for being so helpful, as always, Mizuuu <3 *hug*

* I kid XD ... half-kid XDD
MizuNoRyuu 25th Jan 2016, 10:43 PM edit delete reply
T_T I have to verify with Headgamer if I'm still allowed a bishie list of hot anime dudes. >.>;;

Ooh. I see. Dang. *wishes I planned ahead more* I hope the best fer ya too.. I'd offer my help but.. my hands are already tied up with stuff. @_@

>///< Me helpful? I think you're more helpful. @_@

rufiangel 27th Jan 2016, 8:49 AM edit delete reply
Dear Headgamer: please let her at least have a list. Just draw the line at body pillows. ;D

And Mizu!! It's so sweet of you to even say that you'd offer to help!! ;3;* *hugs tight* Thank you!! Don't worry though, of course you're extremely busy on your own end with things! I knoooow X3 AND YOU ARE HELPFUL!! <333

AND: truer words have never been spoken XDDD
TheD-Wrek 23rd Jan 2016, 1:47 AM edit delete reply
Omg, the cute Kylie faces everywhere.... And that last panel too~ *cuteness overload* X'D
rufiangel 25th Jan 2016, 5:46 PM edit delete reply
This side-story has just been a handful of cute little Kylie faces hasn't it? XD And awww, I'm happy you like happy Teen!Seia too, D! X3 <333
sketchdoll 23rd Jan 2016, 4:04 AM edit delete reply
Extremely happy Seia is extremely cute!
rufiangel 25th Jan 2016, 5:47 PM edit delete reply
Ehehehehe <3 thankyew sketchdoll! X3 I'm happy to know that ahahaha <3

Honestly Seia got so many 'what a jerk' reactions when he first appeared because he slapped Kylie, I'm glad to see a lot of readers forgive him for that now~ XD;; <333
Allzephyr 23rd Jan 2016, 4:39 AM edit delete reply
Huh?! That's his happy face? Fine. There's no changing him I guess, he's too old now.
rufiangel 25th Jan 2016, 5:49 PM edit delete reply
LOL! XD Apparently so!

Well, then again... Seia is still a teen here. He learns more, later on, how to smile to certain kinds of people (*koff* people he needs to charm *koff*) so... he might have an actual 'happy face' as an adult. We'll see... ;)
mjkj 25th Jan 2016, 11:42 PM edit delete reply
You mean as in that dance scene?
rufiangel 27th Jan 2016, 8:50 AM edit delete reply
Good reference, Mjkj! XD Though I don't know whether to say that was necessarily Seia's happy face, if you know what I mean... XD;;;
Seabiscuit 23rd Jan 2016, 5:33 AM edit delete reply
Awwwwwwww.....That last panel is so heart meltingly cuuuute!:'D
rufiangel 25th Jan 2016, 5:50 PM edit delete reply
Awwwww yayyyy seamuffinnnn! X3 <333 I'm glad you find it soooo <333

He can be a dork, sometimes. XD <333
Lukkai 23rd Jan 2016, 2:44 PM edit delete reply
Oh gosh, Seia with flowers! XD

Next thing you know he's starting to sparkle as well and join the Bishie Squad!
KAM 23rd Jan 2016, 6:59 PM edit delete reply
Well, in a world of magic you could probably create an artifact to produce sparkles on command. ;-)
rufiangel 25th Jan 2016, 5:51 PM edit delete reply

Sounds like an artifact the Raiz would love :'D (or one he'd leave behind XD an extraordinarily useless artifact with the sole purpose of just creating sparkles on command... yes)
rufiangel 25th Jan 2016, 5:50 PM edit delete reply
Ahahaha Lukkai! XD Well, he technically already 'zings' women so :'D

That aside, his inner heart can be flowery when he's that happy, yes XD <333
Lukkai 23rd Jan 2016, 2:45 PM edit delete reply
Oh, right. Re: times...

You find out what works for you best there. The rest of us, being spread all around the globe timezone wise anyway, will adapt one way or another.
rufiangel 25th Jan 2016, 5:52 PM edit delete reply
Awww, thank you Lukkai for your feedback! X3 It's really very useful for me to know!!

Yes, I think I'll keep to the current update schedule but just change the Twitter and FB times of update announcements. Though hopefully not by a huge delay...
Jarvi 23rd Jan 2016, 5:59 PM edit delete reply
I sense some hugging coming up x)

And.. is that last panel Seia's extremely happy face? xD
rufiangel 25th Jan 2016, 5:54 PM edit delete reply
Mmmm hugging? XD ehehehehe, maaaaybe? ;D

And yesh, that ish hish extremely happy faysh XD look at the flowers, can't you telllll ;D <333 fufufu
rufiangel 27th Jan 2016, 8:51 AM edit delete reply
*laughs for 10 minutes straight*

(P.S. Just noticed your new avatar Jarvi-nii, I love it! <3)
Jarvi 27th Jan 2016, 5:25 PM edit delete reply
Sev made it for me <^_^> ♥
Lukkai 27th Jan 2016, 2:06 PM edit delete reply
Seia is screaming out aloud any and all of his emotions, compared to that guy! :D
KAM 23rd Jan 2016, 7:01 PM edit delete reply
"He'll be able to see just fine with a seal."

Gee, most people use a seeing-eye dog, or a trained monkey...

rufiangel 25th Jan 2016, 5:54 PM edit delete reply
Gosh, seals would be so annoying to have as a guide, you'd have to keep carrying a bucket of fish around and wait for the darn thing to roll its way here and there... :'D
emmapark 24th Jan 2016, 9:25 PM edit delete reply
When Seia surprise-attacks Ophelia, only his left (blind) eye is shown. I guess that explains why his eye looked so non-human?
rufiangel 25th Jan 2016, 5:55 PM edit delete reply
Awww emmapark <3 *hug* XD

It could be! Or it could also be completely unplanned coincidence. :'D

... I won't say which yet. XD
Lukkai 27th Jan 2016, 2:07 PM edit delete reply
It's actually a shapeshifter who has killed and replaced Seia months prior!
severin 24th Jan 2016, 10:57 PM edit delete reply
This is a super cute story, Rucchan :D <3
rufiangel 25th Jan 2016, 5:55 PM edit delete reply
;3;* <333 thankyew Sev-nii!! I'm so happy you're enjoying it so far! <333
Matt Knab 25th Jan 2016, 5:19 AM edit delete reply
Matt Knab
It's just that his "happy face" looks so similar to his usual "stoic face"! ;D
Looking forward to seeing what you've got for us in Chapter 7!
rufiangel 25th Jan 2016, 5:56 PM edit delete reply
It's looks reeeeally different! Look at that inner flowery goodness! XD <3 (lolol I keed XD)

Thank you Matt, I hope it really does serve reader expectations! It's a big chapter to do! @_@
Outlaw 25th Jan 2016, 7:15 AM edit delete reply
Awwwww, that's freakin' adorable.
I love that last panel.
Seia's such a cool character, and this side-story has done a lot to let us learn more about him!
rufiangel 25th Jan 2016, 5:57 PM edit delete reply
<333 thank you, Outlaw!! ;3;* I'm really glad you're liking it so far!

Seia is a character I really wish I could have developed more in his short appearances in-comic, so I'm really glad I get the chance to do a bit in this side-story. Thank you for letting me know that it's working so far! ;3;* <333
Chris the Blue 21st Mar 2016, 2:52 AM edit delete reply
Chris the Blue
This page may be the most 'manga'y page you've ever written.

Seia is amazing.
rufiangel 23rd Mar 2016, 6:44 PM edit delete reply
Really? XD Hmm, I wonder what it is about this page that makes you remark that! I guess in general a lot of what I draw/write is very manga-y though :P

I'm happy you find Seia so ;3;* <3 he's a character I enjoy writing XD
Chris the Blue 24th Mar 2016, 2:36 AM edit delete reply
Chris the Blue
I think it's a mix of the black-and-white, and the super 'Ni-san!'-ness of the story.