Comic 436 - Sealsmith Division

9th May 2016, 6:00 PM in Chapter Seven
436 - Sealsmith Division
Average Rating: 5 (13 votes)
rufiangel 9th May 2016, 6:00 PM edit delete
Hey guys! :D Happy Monday! I hope you're all starting off your week well!

I'm having fun with these evaluators, I hope you guys are, too! XD; Just one more to go...

I'm on schedule with these pages (i.e. I'm pretty sure I can finish Wednesday's page on time without half-killing myself on Tuesday like I did last week) so that's good news <3 ;D hopefully that means I can catch up on little things, here and there. One thing at a time~!

That's it from me for now. See you guys on Wednesday!

Matt Knab 9th May 2016, 6:08 PM edit delete reply
Matt Knab
Aw, he's just too honest to detect innuendo. XD
rufiangel 11th May 2016, 4:06 PM edit delete reply
My, what could you mean~? She just seems like a mighty friendly senpai~ XD
CiciEnixa 9th May 2016, 6:10 PM edit delete reply
Mike-babu... are you unaware of the smooth flirting happening right now? Is it that incredibly smooth or did you develop an immunity from Jinn? XDDD

I like Kina, she so cute and spunky (love the tattoo~) with Jinn's flirty overtones... except she's better at it cuz Mikey just said yes lol. I'd ship it if I didn't already ship NeMikey <3
mjkj 9th May 2016, 6:47 PM edit delete reply
Indeed, I like Kina, too, and she is nice...

Though Mikey is already taken...

...maybe she might be right for jinny...?

rufiangel 11th May 2016, 4:07 PM edit delete reply
@Mjkj: If it was Jinn in control, Kina would not have asked to extend their session. XD
rufiangel 11th May 2016, 4:07 PM edit delete reply
Flirting? What flirting? XD She's just being friendly~ ;D

And yay, I'm glad you like Kina! <3 I had fun with the tattoo <3

Think of her as a super friendly senpai XD
mjkj 9th May 2016, 6:11 PM edit delete reply
Ohhhh, Mikey....

...she is flirting with you...

Wow, he really seems oblivious =S

...poor Nemi... *hugs her*

rufiangel 11th May 2016, 4:08 PM edit delete reply
Wha? XD;;; Why poor Nemi? What's happening to her?
mjkj 11th May 2016, 9:31 PM edit delete reply
Well, it seems like you are trying to sink a certain ship, Rufi.... =(
KAM 9th May 2016, 6:35 PM edit delete reply
...and what else does she plan on judging?
Lukkai 10th May 2016, 6:04 AM edit delete reply
His hammer, obviously.
KAM 10th May 2016, 6:09 PM edit delete reply
"It's hammer time!" Starts dancing. ;-)
rufiangel 11th May 2016, 4:11 PM edit delete reply
That sounds like a pretty fun test, to me XDDD

*bops along*
Chris the Blue 11th May 2016, 10:19 PM edit delete reply
Chris the Blue
His fists are not the hammer.
MST3KFan 9th May 2016, 8:28 PM edit delete reply
Uh oh, Nemi might have some competition here. Unless Mike is dense enough not to know when someone is flirting with him and stuff. XP
rufiangel 11th May 2016, 4:12 PM edit delete reply
I have no idea what you're talking about ;D

Mike is supposed to have a high Insight score, but... he seems to roll low on the die kinda often for it XD maybe it's not so high after all!
sigpig 9th May 2016, 8:47 PM edit delete reply
IME, guys usually have NO clue when they're being flirted with. And I'm a guy...
Kat 10th May 2016, 10:32 AM edit delete reply
Some girls are pretty clueless too *coughs*
Now is my time to say that if it weren't for that not-so-subtle heart in that last panel, I wouldn't have realized she was flirting with him any more than Mike did... X'D
Lukkai 11th May 2016, 6:49 AM edit delete reply
Well, I was expecting it from the WIP picture I saw, so...
rufiangel 11th May 2016, 4:35 PM edit delete reply
@Kat: No worries, even with that li'l heart, we still can't assume... she might just be extremely friendly XD

After all, Nemi exudes hearts pretty often too XD
rufiangel 11th May 2016, 4:35 PM edit delete reply
Aww, sigpig XD well, it's probably better than assuming every girl is flirting with you, which is the case for some dudes :'D (and vice versa too)
Crestlinger 9th May 2016, 11:11 PM edit delete reply
Is there a visual representation of all said accuracy boosts (bandages) or is it more along the lines of glowy magical stuff like what was written on the grip of Kylie's sword and only visible under certain conditions?
rufiangel 11th May 2016, 4:37 PM edit delete reply
The linen bandages are covering up the shiny parts of Mike's boosts, but in general they don't show, not even shinily through the material like Kylie's seal did. Lethian seals are special. ;)
Lamelle 9th May 2016, 11:41 PM edit delete reply
I must say I do enjoy these pages with the evaluators XD
They're all so different so I'm excited to see how the last might be like :3
And Mike seems to be slightly dense about the not so very subtle flirting going on XD

(Kina is the Norwegian spelling for 'China' .. I don't know I just thought I'd say just as a random trivia or something xD )
rufiangel 11th May 2016, 4:42 PM edit delete reply
<33 Thankyew Lamelle! X3 I'm really happy you've been enjoying the evaluation process so far, lol XD (Hopefully you'll like Ellis, the last one, too!)

Mike's general non-reaction to girls has always confounded Jinn XD

(Oooh! That's something I didn't know! X3 Hehehe, an unintended connection to China... <3)
Guest 10th May 2016, 12:23 AM edit delete reply
I was rereading the comic a bit, and found a bit of trivia that I didn't quite know what to make of at the time (I did know it was impressive, tho). On page 147, Kylie tells Cain that Seia is registered at above level 100! ...This is just some trivia I wanted to share because it's relevant to the story right now. :)
rufiangel 11th May 2016, 4:44 PM edit delete reply
Hello Guest! XD reveal yourself

Yep, I knew at the time it would be hard to gauge how impressive level 100 was without comparison, so this chapter is the first time we get a general idea of what that means :D I'm happy you thought to pick up on that and mention it here! <3
Digi5 11th May 2016, 7:20 PM edit delete reply
Shoot, I didn't realize I wasn't logged in! :,)
Chris the Blue 10th May 2016, 12:59 AM edit delete reply
Chris the Blue
Well she just seems nice.
rufiangel 11th May 2016, 4:44 PM edit delete reply
She be a mighty friendly sealsmith! ;)
HeSerpenty 10th May 2016, 1:25 AM edit delete reply

I know what's gonna happen... Jinn is gonna come back and love all her attention and..and she'll probably be a jerk to nemi and augh O no! My ship :'D
rufiangel 11th May 2016, 4:46 PM edit delete reply
LOLOL SERPY XDDD Whoa whoa, Nelly!

You must be really worried I'm out to get all you shippers XDDD now, now... Kina's just bein' friendly, yanno? XDDD
Jarvi 10th May 2016, 2:02 AM edit delete reply
Hahah gotta love Mikey for being so innocent :)
I don't think you're gonna get much luck here Kina xD
rufiangel 11th May 2016, 4:56 PM edit delete reply
Lolol Jarvi-nii XD <3

If Kina just wants to spend an extra 20 minutes imparting all her best tips on jadeite core smithing to a kouhai she finds cute, she's definitely getting that, at least XD
Seabiscuit 10th May 2016, 2:15 AM edit delete reply
Fliiiirting? Hehehe.D:

Pretty cool that stuff like those accuracy boosts exist, if only they did in real life as well~
rufiangel 11th May 2016, 5:03 PM edit delete reply
Ahahaha seamuffin XD I wish accuracy boosts existed in real life as well, I could most certainly make use of it to toss rubbish into the bin without getting out of my seat XD (wow I am so lazy XDD)
Lukkai 10th May 2016, 6:07 AM edit delete reply
Heh. I just about nailed it with my version in the WIP-Thread. :D
rufiangel 11th May 2016, 5:04 PM edit delete reply
Pretty much! XD Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar XD
Lukkai 10th May 2016, 6:20 AM edit delete reply
Wow, that's quite an intricate design on her arm tattoo!
rufiangel 11th May 2016, 5:05 PM edit delete reply
Ehehehe <3 it's a multi-coloured flower with tons of petals XD <3
azureXtwilight 10th May 2016, 7:38 AM edit delete reply
Oh Mike, you have no clue... Which is good! Hail MikeyNemi!
rufiangel 11th May 2016, 5:08 PM edit delete reply
Lolol omg Azure, after you changed your avatar everything you say is just hilarious XDDD
azureXtwilight 11th May 2016, 7:43 PM edit delete reply
That's good.

It was the intended effect.
mjkj 11th May 2016, 9:47 PM edit delete reply
@azure: it is called NeMikey, though...
Kat 10th May 2016, 10:33 AM edit delete reply
Wait, is that Mike's hammer that she's inspecting? I thought he'd lost his hammer!
rufiangel 11th May 2016, 5:08 PM edit delete reply
Yep, Kat! :) But it's not the same hammer he lost back in Chapter Five XD; I know it looks similar, all sealsmith hammers kinda do, but if you compare it you'll see it's a little different~~
Slim Kittens 10th May 2016, 11:41 AM edit delete reply
Slim Kittens
Kina can't help it. Danrir girls are just suckers for really nice hammers.
rufiangel 11th May 2016, 5:09 PM edit delete reply
At least sealsmith ones are! XD
Lukkai 11th May 2016, 6:50 AM edit delete reply
I wonder what he created there, by the way. It certainly looks beautiful.
rufiangel 11th May 2016, 5:09 PM edit delete reply
Aww Lukkai, you're the only one who noticed! XD *hands Lukkai a sparkly cookie*

I'm happy you find it purdy <3 it'll appear again with an explanation as to what it actually is, later :D <3 (Feel free to guess, though! XD)
Lukkai 15th May 2016, 9:57 AM edit delete reply
I somehow get the feeling that there were hints somewhere along the way. But I can't put my finger on it now.

It certainly looks more like something you'd give to (or expect on) a woman though.
rufiangel 20th May 2016, 8:52 AM edit delete reply
Hmm, I don't think this one I dropped any hints for so don't worry XD

That said, you are correct in assuming this is for a lady. A very specific lady Mikey had in mind when he was crafting it ;)
Outlaw 20th May 2016, 12:11 PM edit delete reply
Now, this is my type of page! Not only does it feature my favorite character... but it has one of my favorite things... HAMMERS!

Ludwig would likely wanna join this guild, I think.
rufiangel 20th May 2016, 3:06 PM edit delete reply
Aw Outlaw!! XD You and Ludwig are so welcome to all the hammers and associated smithing guilds in SF <3 XDD *hands all the anvils over to the great Blacksmith NPC*
Centcomm 18th Sep 2016, 10:02 AM edit delete reply
wow im behind ! agh! reads reads!
rufiangel 19th Sep 2016, 3:55 PM edit delete reply
<333 I'm very honoured you're reading Centy, truly!! ;3;*** Oh gosh, I hope you're recovering well right now!! *hugs gently with great care*
Centcomm 19th Sep 2016, 5:58 PM edit delete reply
thank you for the Hugs- I am on the mend so it will be better soon! thank you for all the positives!