Comic 429 - Laifen

13th Apr 2016, 6:00 PM in Chapter Seven
429 - Laifen
Average Rating: 5 (14 votes)
rufiangel 13th Apr 2016, 6:00 PM edit delete
Woo woo! Happy Wednesday, folks! <3

I think I might need to adjust a bit of the wording when I get the chance because I realise it sounds like all Ophelia has is six summons, and that is not the case XD; it's just that she had little Spirit left, and she made a split-second decision that Mio was her best shot at survival, though it was still a tiny chance.

Anywho, lots of things going on in this page that is not explained, but I'll drop a couple of hints. The title of this page (Laifen) is the name of the language the Lethian Knights speak when they're casting (and communicating discreet missions). The alt-text of this page is a direct translation of one of the lines spoken in Laifen (I don't think it takes too much effort figure out which one XD). I hope that helps a bit!

Btw... Kat sent some more awesome fanart!! ;3;*


Check out this bishie Michaellll! XD <333 Thank you so much Kat for this wonderful piece of fanart (and for all the other lovely fanart you sent!), I love it sooo <3 ;3;* (So glad you liked the hat enough to decide to draw the dude wearing it, too XD <333)

Okie, that's a wrap for today! See you guys on Friday with Friday Flare! :3 Have a great middle-of-the-week!

rufiangel 15th Apr 2016, 9:12 AM edit delete

I know I keep saying this, but sorry for no perma-link to Friday Flare on the website yet! I just want to put it up when I redesign the website overall. Another Q&A is now up today! If you take a look at the post before it, you'll see a doodle I uploaded yesterday as well that has nothing to do with Friday Flare. XD;

You are free to submit pairing doodle requests and Q&A through the Google form~ Thanks guys so much for submitting stuff already! <3

That's it from me today, have a fantastic weekend and I'll see you guys next week! :D
azureXtwilight 13th Apr 2016, 6:03 PM edit delete reply
What is Seia doing? D: Is he up to no gud? Is he possessed?
Visvires 13th Apr 2016, 11:12 PM edit delete reply
Ah, that face. The grim resignation of knowing that your better nature is about to cause you an enormous amount of trouble, and there's nothing you can do about it, because conscience.

Heal her wounds, catch her up on the fight she's on the wrong side of, nurse her back, have a talkative traveling companion, sleep with one eye open (gripping the pillow tight)...yup, another body in the desert showing signs of acute frostbite would've been much simpler.
rufiangel 15th Apr 2016, 10:20 AM edit delete reply
Hellu Visvires X3
Those are all reasons to want to leave her frozen corpse in the desert, yes XDD lolol!
Seia with a conscience, though... ;D
mjkj 15th Apr 2016, 2:27 AM edit delete reply
Well, I believe Seia just got a big headache - because of his impaired sight...
rufiangel 15th Apr 2016, 10:22 AM edit delete reply
@Mjkj: Lol XD

On a more serious note, it's true he can't see much but the status ailment does not cause him headaches, thankfully XD
rufiangel 15th Apr 2016, 10:19 AM edit delete reply
@azure: I solemnly swear he is up to no good Hmmm, possession sounds scary... :'D
Matt Knab 13th Apr 2016, 6:06 PM edit delete reply
Matt Knab
Oh man, should have used the Diplomacy summon first!
Great design work on all of those summon critters, btw.
rufiangel 15th Apr 2016, 10:24 AM edit delete reply
Ah, that's what it looks like XD lol! Mio is a flower fairy, so she can do very mild heals, mild attacks and generally is best at just producing lots of flowers of her kind. XD;;; And apparently, talking, too! Though Ophelia is surprised Mio is speaking...

And thank you Matt! >3<*)/ I had fun designing all of their concepts, too :D <333 so glad they look alright!
MST3KFan 13th Apr 2016, 6:53 PM edit delete reply
So...if I were to go just by what I see here... Seia was somehow in a trance like or alter-ego like state or something that the fairy Mio was able to speak to and get him to turn back to 'normal mode'...or something.

Just what I'm thinking anyway.
rufiangel 15th Apr 2016, 10:24 AM edit delete reply
That seems like a very valid interpretation of events to me, MST3K! ;)
mjkj 13th Apr 2016, 7:13 PM edit delete reply

Seems like Mio did it...

I just wonder what she was saying...

Headgamer 13th Apr 2016, 8:06 PM edit delete reply
I bet if one had the time they could figure it out. The code is a one-to-one to English, each letter looks similar to its English counterpart, and we have 11 of 26 letters verified in the one translated line.

I want to but don't have the time. If someone dose post it please. :)
CiciEnixa 13th Apr 2016, 8:26 PM edit delete reply
I just spent the last... probably 20+ minutes (I was not keeping time XP) zooming and decoding XD I wish i could spoiler it, so I'll just add a strikethrough because I am seriously still in disbelief at the things Mio said:

Brother, please, she is not a bad person, she has a son. Please do not orphan her son. You care, too, I can sense you do. She is misguided. She does not know who you truly are. Or what.
Prayformercy 13th Apr 2016, 8:48 PM edit delete reply
I did the same thing cause well, im a lil crazy and was curious =p
MizuNoRyuu 13th Apr 2016, 9:49 PM edit delete reply
Dangit. Headgamer challenged me to do it but I guess you guys were faster. (I got distracted. T_T)
Headgamer 13th Apr 2016, 9:55 PM edit delete reply
Good job all three. :)
Kat 13th Apr 2016, 11:25 PM edit delete reply
I got that too-- or, close enough. I made a few mistakes, but that's what is seems like she's saying.

In any case this page is really cool and intriguing O_O
Lukkai 14th Apr 2016, 7:25 AM edit delete reply
Sounds legit, Cici. And seems to make sense to me.
mjkj 14th Apr 2016, 3:20 PM edit delete reply
Wow, I can read it... O_O

Since I took time to decipher it - I can read it, too...

But thanks for the translation, Cici <3

*finally is relieved that Ophelia did not die...*

rufiangel 15th Apr 2016, 10:27 AM edit delete reply
I want to respond to everyone who attempted this and got something, but I feel like I probably should let it speak for itself XD;

But for everyone who tried, you guys all deserve golden cookies and buttercream frosting cupcakes XD <333
rufiangel 15th Apr 2016, 10:25 AM edit delete reply
@Headgamer: I am astonished at how quickly people decoded this, to be frank XDDD but also extremely touched, like 'omg people bothered O_O <333' XD *hugs all the lovely crazy readers*
mjkj 15th Apr 2016, 3:21 PM edit delete reply
Well, it was quite easy once the encryption was broken (alt text!) then the only hard part was deciphering the tiny small white text on the (light) pink bubbles (not easy to read...) =D

*returns many hugs to the lovely awesome author*

rufiangel 18th Apr 2016, 4:23 PM edit delete reply
That's the thing, I can barely see it on my own screen and I'm the one who wrote it XD;;; amazing!
Sawa 13th Apr 2016, 8:09 PM edit delete reply
Hi, I really like Serpamia Flare but I just can't get the alt textto show up on my phone. Is there an another way to read it or do I need to wait for someone to post it in the comments ? Thanks !
Prayformercy 13th Apr 2016, 8:49 PM edit delete reply
alt text = "What i truly am..."
Just_IDD 14th Apr 2016, 6:51 PM edit delete reply
Alt Text doesn't work on an android and other tablets because there is no floating mouse state. The mouse essentially teleports between click locations. Clicking and dragging onto the image doesn't trigger the event either. I'm kinda irritated that an active stylus's floating activity marker doesn't trigger the event, however that just means the stylus marker is acting on a ui overlay which isn't passed to the underlying application layer activating the hover function.
mjkj 15th Apr 2016, 3:15 AM edit delete reply
Well, on my phone (android, firefox) I can get the alt text by long clicking on the image - maybe you could try if it works for you, too...
rufiangel 15th Apr 2016, 10:32 AM edit delete reply
@Mjkj: I've heard a lot of different ways it works for different people, with some people even downloading apps for this. :'D

Alt-texts are just hidden bonuses though and really aren't necessary for readers to understand the story, so it could be better this way. I'm not sure. XD;
rufiangel 15th Apr 2016, 10:31 AM edit delete reply
@Just_IDD: Thanks for commenting further on this! It makes me realise I really should get to work finding that alt-text button for mobile devices. >_<
rufiangel 15th Apr 2016, 10:28 AM edit delete reply
Hi Sawa! Aww, thank you! ;3;* I'm sorry about the alt-text thing, it doesn't work for a lot of mobile and tablet devices.

I'm actually always on the look out for a code that will actually show the alt-text for mobile devices via a button you can press, as I know some webcomics have that button. Unfortunately, I haven't found it yet. :< Sorry for the inconvenience!
mjkj 15th Apr 2016, 3:17 PM edit delete reply
Maybe you could ask said comic authors for hints/pointers in that regard? (Maybe that is even a CF-feature?)
rufiangel 15th Apr 2016, 3:58 PM edit delete reply
There was a CF forum thread on it, but no one really provided anything I knew how to use, sadly. :'D
TheD-Wrek 13th Apr 2016, 8:15 PM edit delete reply
Oh, man... bad memories... but Im glad you're "okay" now, O. Don't pay attention to what that crazy Serpy says! X)
rufiangel 15th Apr 2016, 10:33 AM edit delete reply
Aww, D. XD; This isn't such a bad memory if it ended up fine, right?
Jarvi 13th Apr 2016, 10:34 PM edit delete reply
Another cute summon x)
And talking to Seia... is Lethian Knight kind of summoner too? x)
Kat 14th Apr 2016, 9:13 AM edit delete reply
...or maybe Lethian Knight is kind of a summon? if our interpretations are correct, Mio called Seia "brother"... O_O
mjkj 15th Apr 2016, 3:21 AM edit delete reply
That seems more like Lethian Knight is a type of spirit...
rufiangel 15th Apr 2016, 10:34 AM edit delete reply
@Mjkj: Could be, could be... ;)
rufiangel 15th Apr 2016, 10:34 AM edit delete reply
@Kat: Could be, could be... ;)
rufiangel 15th Apr 2016, 10:34 AM edit delete reply
@Jarvi-nii: Thankyew! <3 >3<*)/
Hmmmm ;) all are distinct possibilities...
Seabiscuit 13th Apr 2016, 11:18 PM edit delete reply
(Awwww so cute ;~;)
So that's what happened... Whew. Glad he snapped outta whatever that trance was! O:
B-but woah
rufiangel 15th Apr 2016, 10:35 AM edit delete reply
Awww, thanks seamuffin XD I'm happy people find Mio cute! Lol <3

And you're so cute XDD with all the woah-ing XDD *hugs seamuffin* XD <333
Kat 13th Apr 2016, 11:48 PM edit delete reply
Lolol, seems like my drawing is officially bishie now xDxD

O_O I am very intrigued by this page... it's really cool!
rufiangel 15th Apr 2016, 10:36 AM edit delete reply
Your drawing is most certainly officially bishie, Kat! XDD <3

And thank you so much!! ;3;* <3 I'm very glad you found the page intriguing!
Guest 14th Apr 2016, 12:30 AM edit delete reply
EYE guess that this is one heck of an EYE opening experience
He could've Mono-killed her.
Chris the Blue 14th Apr 2016, 1:27 AM edit delete reply
Chris the Blue
That was me. Forgot to login.
rufiangel 15th Apr 2016, 10:37 AM edit delete reply
Oh gawd, Chris XD;;; yes, you need to take credit where credit is due for all those inSIGHTful puns...

*still extremely impressed by 'Mono-killed'* XDDD
Lukkai 14th Apr 2016, 7:27 AM edit delete reply

She was saved by Flower Power.
rufiangel 15th Apr 2016, 10:38 AM edit delete reply
Does this mean Mio can throw tiny fireballs at things?

Wait... are we talking about a different Flower Power here

*holds up daisy chains confusedly*
mjkj 15th Apr 2016, 3:10 PM edit delete reply
Crestlinger 14th Apr 2016, 10:45 AM edit delete reply
The Ice Seia has Melted!
rufiangel 15th Apr 2016, 10:38 AM edit delete reply
@Cresty: Lolol, actually that would be pretty bad because his organs are being held together by ice XDDD he'd be screwed if he melted!!
KAM 14th Apr 2016, 5:24 PM edit delete reply
mjkj 15th Apr 2016, 3:14 PM edit delete reply

early friday flare is early... O_O

Nice, well Cain does have some type of chain-armor... (*ducks*) - also like the doodle...
rufiangel 15th Apr 2016, 4:00 PM edit delete reply
Yes, Friday Flare goes up whenever on Friday. XD;; I want Friday Flare to be a fun and relaxing thing people can check out whenever they feel like over Friday and the weekend, so I didn't put a deadline on it. ;)

Cain's chains are probably part of why he wouldn't want to wear even more heavy metal on top XD;;
mjkj 16th Apr 2016, 3:29 PM edit delete reply
Well, some people understand something totally different when you say heavy metal.... =P
rufiangel 18th Apr 2016, 4:23 PM edit delete reply
Lol, oops XD
Outlaw 17th Apr 2016, 3:22 PM edit delete reply
Just caught back up. I missed a few updates unfortunately.

Pretty stoked to see Seia again. After the flashback, I'll be paying a little bit more attention to things he does ;D
rufiangel 18th Apr 2016, 4:25 PM edit delete reply
Hey Outlaw! X3 <3 doncha worry, I know how crazy busy you are and I'm always super touched when you do find the time to leave a comment!! *hug* <3

I'm happy you're happy to see Seia again! XD I'm sure people think story-wise it'd have made more sense if he'd kicked the bucket so I do hope that the turn of events satisfy readers to an extent XD;;; <3

He certainly is one to keep an eye on... ;)
Scia 11th May 2017, 4:42 AM edit delete reply
If I may make a suggestion for replacement text for the first panel:

"A-all I can summon is a FLOWER FAIRY! Ugh..."
rufiangel 11th May 2017, 10:21 AM edit delete reply
Hello Scia! :)

That's an excellent suggestion O__O Thank you so much, I'll fix it when I get the chance! <3 I appreciate it!! <33