Comic 445 - Holding Back

4th Jul 2016, 6:00 PM in Chapter Seven
445 - Holding Back
Average Rating: 5 (13 votes)
rufiangel 4th Jul 2016, 6:00 PM edit delete
Hey guys!!! :D

Yes, it's worth three exclamation marks! Welcome back to our regularly scheduled program. It's been a while - 3 weeks around - since the last update, and I thank you guys for giving me that time. I had family matters to attend to and for the time-being it's relaxed a bit, so I'm back to feeling capable of paging once again. It was also probably a bit of art burnout, because I spent some time drawing different pieces of art instead of SF, and it really helped me recharge. So yes, back to work! And I mean SF work, haha.

I have a lot of things I want to mention but I think I'll wait for the next update before I do. I just want to express my sincere gratitude for all of your patience during the downtime.

The important announcement I want to make today is the new update schedule. It's become clear to me that I cannot keep up two updates a week consistently without falling back every couple of months, and it's been rather frustrating. So instead of simmering in that, I'm going to admit defeat and change the schedule.

From now on, updates will be on Monday and Thursday every week. On the last week of every month, though, I will only update once on Thursday.

In other words, once a month I am taking an update off. And after readers suggested Thursday instead of Wednesday, and I've tested it out myself, I've decided I like it. Yep. So we're sticking to it!

This update schedule is effective immediately, so you'll see the banner change this week. I really hope that this will work, and that readers won't mind the monthly break. ;3;* Feel free to voice your comments out below!

Alright, that's it from me for now. See you guys on Thursday!

(Oh! And... Happy Independence Day, you Americans :D)

mjkj 4th Jul 2016, 6:09 PM edit delete reply
Yayyyy, updaattteeee =D


Kylie is not wasting any time... =P

Welcome back, Rufi. *hugs*

I hope the new schedule will work for you...

(...and yeah, it is fine - please, if you do not mind, remind us of that missing update before it occurs until we get used to it...)

rufiangel 7th Jul 2016, 8:31 AM edit delete reply
She's forcing Cain to cram so he can level up in a matter of hours, after all XD;

And thank you! :) I'll always let readers know when I'm taking the break, no worries!
mjkj 7th Jul 2016, 6:10 PM edit delete reply
*hugs* thank you...
azureXtwilight 4th Jul 2016, 6:32 PM edit delete reply

*I am watching you boi*

rufiangel 7th Jul 2016, 8:32 AM edit delete reply
Lololol dat Korra XDDD

He's... mebbedangerous? XDD just keep those eyes on him!
MST3KFan 4th Jul 2016, 9:03 PM edit delete reply
Rufi and Serpamia Flare is back!!!



I missed seeing this on the update list this last month.

Whatever works for you in terms of scheduling is all good here. Everyone should understand (hopefully).

In terms of today's page. Kylie is all serious business mode on getting Madou and Cain's stats up. At least she know Madou is probably holding back, but that comment he makes to Cain. Dang, dude.
rufiangel 7th Jul 2016, 8:35 AM edit delete reply
Aww, MST3K!! X3 *hugs* Thankyew for such kind words, I'm so touched to have been missed ;3;*)/

Neither Madou nor Kylie are getting much experience out of this, I should probably say. Like, they're getting a little, but they won't be able to level up by the end of this exercise. XD; Cain, though... ;D
TheD-Wrek 4th Jul 2016, 9:37 PM edit delete reply
What a madman that guy...

Yeah. I said it. X)
rufiangel 7th Jul 2016, 8:36 AM edit delete reply
Yikes, a new Madou pun?? XD dangit D! Lolol
mjkj 7th Jul 2016, 6:12 PM edit delete reply
Oh, madouman? XD
Matt Knab 4th Jul 2016, 10:08 PM edit delete reply
Matt Knab
Situation awareness is super important for the team healer!!
rufiangel 7th Jul 2016, 8:39 AM edit delete reply
That's right, Matt! Cain is doing his best >_>)7
Headgamer 4th Jul 2016, 10:35 PM edit delete reply
Yay! Welcome back!

I understand about needing time to recharge, but we are all happy you are back in business. :)
rufiangel 7th Jul 2016, 8:41 AM edit delete reply
Awww, thank you Headgamer!! ;3;** it really is so kind and patient of you! It was a pretty long break so I'm glad to be back. <3
Seabiscuit 4th Jul 2016, 10:47 PM edit delete reply
W-woah, that more evil grin... O:
...S-still! I believe in Madou. He's surely an innocent cinnamon roll with nothing to hide and is everyones friend and...Yup. Yup. ;~;
Red Dragon 5th Jul 2016, 10:09 PM edit delete reply
Cinnamon roll...or sinnamon roll? That is the question
rufiangel 7th Jul 2016, 8:44 AM edit delete reply
Red Dragon wins one Sinful Cinnamon Roll <3
rufiangel 7th Jul 2016, 8:43 AM edit delete reply
Omg seamuffin XDDD *watches sea swim around in de Nile* well, we'll see in time what Madou wants ;D (if you haven't figured it out already XD)
Kat 5th Jul 2016, 1:52 AM edit delete reply
Woooo!! Welcome back!! ^_^
rufiangel 7th Jul 2016, 8:45 AM edit delete reply
<333 Thankyew Kat!! >w<*** thankyew for still reading despite the break! ;3;*)~
makogun2000 5th Jul 2016, 2:26 AM edit delete reply
Welcome back! also, I see your avatar is enjoying some Sea-Salt Ice Cream :)
rufiangel 7th Jul 2016, 6:28 PM edit delete reply
Thankyew, makogun! X3 <3
I never did ask CiciEnixa what flavour ice-lolly Kylie is nibbling on, now that I think about it... XD; Sea-Salt and Soda, maybe?
HeSerpenty 5th Jul 2016, 2:33 AM edit delete reply
Crash course for Cain! I always love Kylie and her bluntness <3

WB RUFII!! Happy you're back!! I think it's smart to pace yourself! Lookin forward to that page on thursday! :D
rufiangel 7th Jul 2016, 6:29 PM edit delete reply
Thankyewww! <3 X3 I'm glad to be updating again, that's for sure :') I've been in the best mood since~!

I'm really glad Kylie is still loved, despite her bluntness XD;; she has her soft sides, too~~
Crestlinger 5th Jul 2016, 7:47 AM edit delete reply
The irony of making them both too busy to plot anything is the snark Grows.
rufiangel 7th Jul 2016, 6:29 PM edit delete reply
Like snarkiness a plant that grows on a plot of land? XD;;;
Chris the Blue 5th Jul 2016, 3:44 PM edit delete reply
Chris the Blue
Madou you're making me uncomfortable.
This is like Serpamia Flare Pre-Page 338.
rufiangel 7th Jul 2016, 6:30 PM edit delete reply
I had to go back and check what 338 was! XD;;

Mmm yes, I think I'll go so far to say that one should probably never get too comfortable about Madou. So going back to those roots is probably a good idea :'D
CiciEnixa 5th Jul 2016, 5:04 PM edit delete reply
Madouuuu you ebil devious fire gremlin of deviousness. I mean I know Madou isn't "nice", but at the same time, that grin could very easily be trolly XD I think it's good for Cain to keep an eye out for Madou, you should never get too comfy around him.
rufiangel 7th Jul 2016, 6:32 PM edit delete reply
That is some serious deviousness being described there XDDD

And you are absolutely correct, muffin. :'D <3 Just keep your eyes on him... whenever he's around, anyway. XD;;
KAM 5th Jul 2016, 6:19 PM edit delete reply
I wonder if Cain can boost Rufi's comic-making ability?


Welcome back! :-D
rufiangel 7th Jul 2016, 6:33 PM edit delete reply
Lol KAM, if only XD;;; Choco does the trick a lot though! ;)

And thank you!! X3 It's good to be updating again!
MizuNoRyuu 6th Jul 2016, 1:41 AM edit delete reply
Kylie's REALLY fast at luring mobs. @_@;; That taunt skill.

Yay! I'm glad you figured out your schedule. :3 *working hard to catch up to you*
rufiangel 7th Jul 2016, 6:34 PM edit delete reply
YEP you said it, Mizu! XD;; This is all old hat to Kylie XD

And thank you dear ;3;* <333 eiiii what do you mean catch up to me XD
MizuNoRyuu 7th Jul 2016, 9:36 PM edit delete reply
You're welcome. :3

I'll explain what I mean in a PM/FB message.
Zane 6th Jul 2016, 5:12 AM edit delete reply
I got a feeling that Madou is as good as a Mage as Cain is without those chains. Both of them are god-tier lol
rufiangel 7th Jul 2016, 6:34 PM edit delete reply
That's a lot of faith in Cain and Madou, Zane! ;) Nehehehe <3
Outlaw 7th Jul 2016, 6:08 PM edit delete reply
I really like these interactions. Kylie is such an excellent character and Madou is really so darn cool.

Great page, my friend. Keep it up.
rufiangel 7th Jul 2016, 6:36 PM edit delete reply
<333 Thank you Outlaw, I'm so glad you think so! ;3;* <3 You're always so encouraging ehehe <33

And lol, hearing Madou being called 'cool' is a new one for me, and for him! XD But he's very flattered <33
Jarvi 8th Jul 2016, 4:16 AM edit delete reply
Madmadou xD

Cain, you better pay attention xD
Centcomm 18th Sep 2016, 10:13 AM edit delete reply
Power leveling with herd and burn tactics!!! I remember doing this in EQ and COH! MUHAHAH!