Comic 467 - Choosing

17th Oct 2016, 6:00 PM in Chapter Seven
467 - Choosing
Average Rating: 5 (15 votes)
rufiangel 17th Oct 2016, 6:00 PM edit delete
Happy Monday, folks! :) Just to refresh memories, this page and this page explain a bit about wishing stone~

The next update will be on the 27th of October, next Thursday. It's not because work is crazy, because work is only crazy during work hours and it's only meant maybe an hour longer at work in the evenings so far. XP But the next update will take some time to put together, so I need the time. You'll understand once you see it. XD;;

It's been really hectic since I got back from retreat due to work, but I'm managing! Sorry that I end up not responding to comments in a timely manner as a result though. :'D

This page closes this particular scene... we'll be back with our original party next update! Well, at least part of our original party.

Thanks for reading, and I'll catch you guys next Thursday, not this coming one! Have a great week and a half until then! >3<*)/

rufiangel 27th Oct 2016, 1:28 AM edit delete
Hey guys, I know I announced the next update to be on Thursday, but due to work obligations and other random and unexpected events, the update will not be going up on time. I will, however, work on it a great deal tomorrow after work and will try and make it happen not too long after my usual update time. Thank you for your patience! ;3;*

Here's a WIP shot of the next update:

I'd say the update is around 60% done at this point. With a few hours of speed-arting and some good ol' spit and polish, and a lot of luck, I hope to make it not too soon after my usual update time! I'll probably stick a timer or something here once I get a better ETA (Estimated-Time-of-Art) idea.

I'll take this time to point out - for anyone who didn't already know - that I usually post WIP shots on both the Facebook page and the WIP shot thread in the forums. :)

Okay, enough waffling from me, I need to sleep. :'D Catch you guys soon!
azureXtwilight 17th Oct 2016, 7:03 PM edit delete reply
Huh, interesting. So someone has a blabbermouth in there...

Wondering how he will react to the information, but first, gonna find out who's actually friend or foe!
rufiangel 30th Oct 2016, 10:31 PM edit delete reply
The walls have ears...? ;)

I guess 'friend' or 'foe' might differ drastically depending which side of the fence you're on, too! XP
mjkj 17th Oct 2016, 7:40 PM edit delete reply
Oh, he is set on getting wishing stones..., I fear he is getting our heroes into trouble... =S

Well, Rufi, great to hear you are all right and just stressed a bit - so, take care of yourself and do not worry about no updates... *hugs* =)

rufiangel 30th Oct 2016, 10:32 PM edit delete reply
He certainly seemed taken aback by the term itself, didn't he? ;)

And thanks, Mjkj. :)
sketchdoll 17th Oct 2016, 9:46 PM edit delete reply
Oh man! Nice birds eye view in that second panel! Gotta say, this isn't looking too good for Cain :(
rufiangel 30th Oct 2016, 10:33 PM edit delete reply
Thank you sketchdoll!! >3<* I still have a long way to go before I can feel comfortable with those kinds of angles, so it's really encouraging to know when it's working. ;3;*

Cain is too popular for his own good. XD
Crestlinger 17th Oct 2016, 11:12 PM edit delete reply
How well known Is this wishing stone in other kingdoms? Do they know how it works?Who has a stash of it? Or is all information kept classified as a state secret?
rufiangel 30th Oct 2016, 10:34 PM edit delete reply
Kylie had never heard of it until Cain mentioned it, and Madou explained that it's a 'Holy Capital thing'. Make of that as you will. :)

But there do seem to be random deposits around the world of Archaiea, so maybe it's known by other names...? ;)
TheD-Wrek 18th Oct 2016, 3:57 AM edit delete reply
Hold on to your potatoes, Cain... :3

Those sweat drops on the speech bubble itself. Gonna have to steal... er, borrow that one of these days.. :')
rufiangel 30th Oct 2016, 10:35 PM edit delete reply
Lolol D, go for it bruh XD I'm pretty sure I borrowed it myself from somebody!

*watches Cain hold an armful of potatoes confusedly*
Matt Knab 18th Oct 2016, 3:59 AM edit delete reply
Matt Knab
Jumping out windows like that MUST be a code violation of some kind. Arrest him too! XD
Lukkai 28th Oct 2016, 12:18 AM edit delete reply
Hold, criminal scum!
rufiangel 30th Oct 2016, 10:36 PM edit delete reply
Ahahaha XD jumping in through the window (not just out) probably violated something already. So Bradley would like to arrest him, but the darn guy's already gone in the wind! :'D
MST3KFan 18th Oct 2016, 5:18 AM edit delete reply
Uh-oh. Temptation has been given for him to turn in Cain.
rufiangel 30th Oct 2016, 10:37 PM edit delete reply
Temptation in the form of shiny things XD
HeSerpenty 18th Oct 2016, 5:50 AM edit delete reply
NOooo it's getting wooorse and worse! Wishing stone D:
I hope that doesn't mean Mikey will be lost forever if they take it when Jinn is "awake" D:

I don't like any of this! Cain is in lots of trouble D':!!!!
rufiangel 30th Oct 2016, 10:38 PM edit delete reply
Ah, that's an interesting thought, isn't it? What happens if someone takes the wishing stone off of Mike's body, in that situation? ;) Hmm... (I love how you imply you really don't care about Jinn XDDD)

Cain is always in trouble, nothing new for him XD
HeSerpenty 31st Oct 2016, 2:13 AM edit delete reply
Haha you know what's sad tho Jinn is actually starting to grow on my a little bit X"D. DANG YOU AND UR GREAT CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT RUFIII!!!

I still love Mikey more tho... if I had to choose between the two... >___>
Seabiscuit 18th Oct 2016, 8:05 AM edit delete reply
He didn't go for the deal right away-
T-that's... a good sign, right? Eeee...D:
Lukkai 28th Oct 2016, 12:22 AM edit delete reply
Jag didn't really give him the time to instantly go for it. And that was a wise choice, quite probably.
Now the information can sink in for a bit. He'll have to think about it. And there's a good chance that he'll go for it.

Granted: There's also a good chance, depending on how seriously he takes the well-being and security of his whole realm and its people, that he'll try to press Cain and the party for information. Jaguar made it clear that whatever is going on there might be a danger to Bradley and his folks. And since one possible source of information just went out of the window, he'll have to fall back on the one possible source still in his grasp if he wants to know more.
rufiangel 30th Oct 2016, 11:11 PM edit delete reply
@Lukkai: Lukkai, you're a sharpshooter. So dang sharp, youuu! XD;;
rufiangel 30th Oct 2016, 11:09 PM edit delete reply
@seamuffin: At least he didn't go for it immediately, yep! XD;
Headgamer 18th Oct 2016, 12:08 PM edit delete reply
I'm sure it will be worth the wait. :)

(Greetings from Hawaii)
rufiangel 30th Oct 2016, 11:12 PM edit delete reply
<333 Thank you for dropping by even while you guys were in Hawaii, you crazy cute folk <333
Jarvi 18th Oct 2016, 2:29 PM edit delete reply
What might he want from the wishing stone? :)
Something petty like more power or more money?
Or maybe his lost wife? Or something that would help the world? Or he just wants to erase that brat Briar out of existence along with everyone's memories about him so no one thinks he was a bad father.

I'm cruel, I know xD
rufiangel 30th Oct 2016, 11:13 PM edit delete reply
What would anyone do with a wish, indeed, if that is what is being offered here? ;)

And homg Jarvi-nii that got super dark XDDD daaaang!! Poor Briar... no love lost there XD

(I'd be terrified of Bradley though if he really did consider that last option :'D)
KAM 18th Oct 2016, 7:53 PM edit delete reply
For some odd reason I'm imagining him singing, "I'm Wishing" from Disney's Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs. ;-)
rufiangel 30th Oct 2016, 11:14 PM edit delete reply
While wistfully leaning out the window? XD
CiciEnixa 21st Oct 2016, 10:53 PM edit delete reply
I was gonna comment how incredibly fast Jaguar managed to fall splat on the ground like a pancake, so fast that Bradley can't even see him on the ground anymore...

... and then I saw the tail and nearly screamed out "YOUUUUUUUU!" XDDD

Seriously, THAT was amazing XD
Kat 22nd Oct 2016, 11:42 PM edit delete reply
but... how?? but... but physics!! how?? you can't jump out of a window and appear inside of it without the person in the window noticing! I'm now very confused O_O
rufiangel 30th Oct 2016, 11:15 PM edit delete reply
@Kat: This is a classic case of me not 'zooming out' the panel enough, or just not being clear in general XD; that tail is outside the window! I suppose a shadow might help clarify that, I'll add it in later if I remember to :P
rufiangel 30th Oct 2016, 11:14 PM edit delete reply
LOL! I'm glad you noticed that muffin, I wasn't sure anyone would XD <3
Proxy170 22nd Oct 2016, 2:29 AM edit delete reply
What could he want with a wishing stone? And if I am to interpret this right, pissing them off would ruin his chance to get one?
rufiangel 30th Oct 2016, 11:16 PM edit delete reply
What could anyone want with a wishing stone indeed? >3<

Jaguar seems kind of vague with what he's saying, but that does seem to be one of the conclusions one could draw from his implications...
Outlaw 22nd Oct 2016, 4:06 AM edit delete reply
Now, that's a stylish exit if I've ever seen one.

Great page as per the usual, my friend. Looking forward to your next update on the 27th (Which is also my birthday! So, thanks for the present ;D)
rufiangel 30th Oct 2016, 11:17 PM edit delete reply
Stylish Exit Achievement Unlocked <3 ;D

Thank you so much! Gosh, I really hope you had a great one Outlaw! <33 the update went a wee bit later than I wanted it to but I hopefully managed to snag it within your timezone XD;; happy belated bday <3
DLKmusic 22nd Oct 2016, 7:47 AM edit delete reply
Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't the wishing stone only usable by one person? That person being Abel?
Lukkai 28th Oct 2016, 12:25 AM edit delete reply
Michael unintentionally used one, saving Jinn's soul from falling back into Leela's hands.
rufiangel 30th Oct 2016, 11:19 PM edit delete reply
@Lukkai: Lukkai <3 you can win an M&M cookie XD *hands it over*
Lukkai 31st Oct 2016, 12:28 AM edit delete reply
Yay! *glomps down on cookie*
rufiangel 30th Oct 2016, 11:18 PM edit delete reply
@DLKmusic: I can see why you thought that, but as Lukkai said, we can see that it's been used by someone other than Abel. It might be more accurate to say that Cain implies the wishing stone *should* only be used by Abel...
Kat 22nd Oct 2016, 11:40 PM edit delete reply
Jaguar, bribing is rude. Didn't anyone teach you manners? *tsk*
rufiangel 30th Oct 2016, 11:22 PM edit delete reply
Oh, to get into Jaguar's background, you'd be surprised... XD;;;