Comic 471 - Delicate mess

10th Nov 2016, 12:05 AM in Chapter Seven
471 - Delicate mess
Average Rating: 5 (13 votes)
rufiangel 10th Nov 2016, 12:05 AM edit delete
Another late update guys - thanks so much for your patience! >_<

I'm away all weekend on a short retreat but I've taken half a day off on Monday morning, so hopefully I'll be able to catch up with the next update then.

I know I keep pushing extra announcements to the next update - it's my bad, sorry guys. u_u;

I hope you guys enjoy today's update, and I'll see you guys on Monday on time with the next one, hopefully! *crosses fingers*

Centcomm 11th Nov 2016, 12:10 AM edit delete reply
Yep update is awesome - Ill gladly wait for your updates!
rufiangel 21st Nov 2016, 6:27 PM edit delete reply
<333 Thank you Centy, you're too kind ;3;*** you bless me by reading!!
mjkj 11th Nov 2016, 12:19 AM edit delete reply
Well, I wonder what he is planning...

I just hope Cain will be fine - and not abducted or scared stiff when Kylie comes back...

*hugs Rufi* I hope you will get some rest and quickening in the retreat :D

rufiangel 21st Nov 2016, 6:28 PM edit delete reply
Sir Bradley is planning something, alright... XD;

Hmmm... I wonder if Kylie is going to be able to 'come back' to him...? ;)

I ended up not getting that much sleep during the retreat (quickening? XD) but I did catch up on sleep this weekend, it was good! Thanks Mjkj <3
Digi5 11th Nov 2016, 12:24 AM edit delete reply
Oooh, this is the first time I think I've ever been this close to being the first to comment on Serpamia Flare! :)

The Defender sounds like he's got a plan, and he is not going to hand Cain over just because a suspicious Kijin told him to! >D

Now, I better post this comment before I lose my second-to-comment status. ^^ (...too late. I became 3rd. :/ Not that it's a race or anything... ^^')
rufiangel 21st Nov 2016, 6:30 PM edit delete reply
Awww Digi5 XDD I am so amused you noted the thing about commenting first/second/third ahahaha you cute darling *hugs* <3 first in my heart <3

The Defender is a lot more shrewd than probably Jaguar bargained for. As for what that means for Kylie and company, we'll see... ;)
Lukkai 11th Nov 2016, 12:47 AM edit delete reply
Cunning Sir Bradley has cunningly conceived a cunning plan of big cunningness.
rufiangel 21st Nov 2016, 6:31 PM edit delete reply
Lukkai, I swear I am this close to making a terrible, terrible joke out of that. XD;;;;; *restrains self mightily*

*koff* All to say... yes. Cunning man is cunning. ;D
DLKmusic (at work) 11th Nov 2016, 3:42 AM edit delete reply
Ok, I'm back to liking Sir Bradley again....

He's definately one of the good guys!
DLKmusic 11th Nov 2016, 8:27 AM edit delete reply
and btw, I don't understand what you are apologizing for to be honest! Updates on Mon and Thurs, you're meeting that schedule...

Even if you were a little late, we all love SP enough to wait for it! No torches and pitchforks here...

rufiangel 21st Nov 2016, 6:33 PM edit delete reply
Aww DLK, thank you!! ;3;* That is so very kind and understanding of you!

I'm trying not to be too hard up on myself for scraping by past the set hour I usually update! It's more of a personal goal, I suppose. I'll still try my best to meet it once this work project thing is over!
Gilrandir 11th Nov 2016, 4:15 AM edit delete reply
Hmmmm..... Work on the comic, or work on the announcements ...? Work on the comic, or work on the announcements ...?

@Rufiangel, we've discussed it in this household and all of our electoral votes go to "Work on the comic." ^_^ I am very much enjoying it and am willing to wait for you to take the time you need to be happy with your efforts while enjoying a superior quality of life.

I too am pleased that Sir Bradley appears to be a player in this, and not just a pawn. I am concerned about one detail, though. As I recall, he was simply asked to leave Cain where he was and unattended, not to deliver him anywhere. Well, it's late, and while he is having this conference with Kylie, Cain appears to have been left where he was and unattended. We didn't see him put any measures in place to prevent the mysterious forces from making off with Cain while he develops his plan to prevent the mysterious forces from making off with Cain. ^_^ (Doesn't mean he didn't do it, just that I don't remember seeing him do it.) So, I am very much looking forward to seeing what comes next.
rufiangel 21st Nov 2016, 6:46 PM edit delete reply
Thank you Gil for your kind words and encouragement <3 I really appreciate it!! >3< I always prioritise comic making over all else (webcomic-related-wise) but over time, there does come a point I feel too detached from readership and it makes me sad. :'D Announcements are one avenue I connect through to readers and do things outside of just regular comic updates so... I am gonna try my best at the next update!

But thank you for letting me know you understand >3<***

Sir Bradley's intentions and actions taken will become clearer in time, I hope! But I will note that it's not that late, yet. XD; Jaguar 'suggested' that he leave Cain incarcerated overnight, and it's still mid-day! I wrote a lengthy comment elsewhere already about how I probably should have made it more obvious what time of the day it was, so I won't replicate that; I just hope the next page made it more obvious it was still mid-day~!
Jarvi 11th Nov 2016, 4:37 AM edit delete reply
You're still doing a great job little sis! :) Don't worry about us! We'll wait (im)patiently!

Also... I have such mixed feelings about Sir Bradley >_> He seems like a decent guy, and he doesn't want to just follow bad guy's bribe and hand Cain over. But then again he has two poor creatures under him, that should be free and happy and this is just wrong >____< <pacs Defender with a pillow filled with some fluff and bricks>
rufiangel 21st Nov 2016, 6:47 PM edit delete reply
Thank you Jarvi-nii ;3;** *clings and slips choco into Jarvi-nii's pocket*

And th-that is a painful pillow :'D lolol XD

Mmm technically Archer is under a contract so... we'll see about that. XD; And in regards to Lyn... ... we'll see about that, too XDD

(Possibly, not all things are what they seem? ;) maaaybeee...)
Headgamer 11th Nov 2016, 5:14 AM edit delete reply
Lol, so that's how they'll be dragged in.

Let's be honest, as soon as we heard about the tournament everyone knew Kylie and party would be in it. ;D

Also, the Defender is showing himself to be quite the strategist. I'm going to be watching him closely.
(I'm finnaly getting around to watching Log Horizon: a show who's main character is an accomplished strategist. I'm very much enjoying it so if you haven't watched it yet I highly recommend it. ;) )
rufiangel 21st Nov 2016, 6:49 PM edit delete reply
Ahaha Headgamer XD I hope Kylie makes for a worthy representative of her party :D <33

That's a good idea, to keep tabs on Sir Bradley... well, depending on how much screentime he gets XD;;; But I will (and he will) try my (his) best! <33

(I've never watched Log Horizon before, but it sounds familiar... maybe I read the manga? Is it that thing about people getting sucked into an MMORPG?)
Headgamer 25th Nov 2016, 1:18 PM edit delete reply
Yes, there are a few anime now about players getting stuck in a MMORPG, but Log Horizon is one of the best. Here's a quick review:
Kat 11th Nov 2016, 6:35 AM edit delete reply
Oh heyyy I just started watching Log Horizon too!
rufiangel 21st Nov 2016, 6:50 PM edit delete reply
@Kat: It makes me happy to think all the peeps who read SF enjoy the same new things too <3 XD
Kat 11th Nov 2016, 9:09 AM edit delete reply
Kylie: "Who is asking about Cain???"
Sir Bradley: "I literally have no idea. He just came in through the window, told me Cain was dangerous, and then jumped back out again."

Kylie's reaction on this page is so priceless xD
rufiangel 21st Nov 2016, 6:51 PM edit delete reply
LOL that made me laugh right out loud XDDD that pretty much sums up the situation quite literally!

Though at this point, I suppose it's fair to say that Sir Bradley no longer has 'no' idea... ;P

I'm happy you liked how Kylie reacted, she just couldn't keep that one in XD
Crestlinger 11th Nov 2016, 2:13 PM edit delete reply
Tell him about Cain's fighting preferences when she met him ehehe.
rufiangel 21st Nov 2016, 6:51 PM edit delete reply
Fighting preferences? What fighting? XDDD
KAM 11th Nov 2016, 4:55 PM edit delete reply
All that intrigue and he's just worried about having enough teams in the games??? 8-0

rufiangel 21st Nov 2016, 6:53 PM edit delete reply
Hey, it's darn boring if competitors win by default, and no one wants to be called a boring games organiser, right? ;P

Matt Knab 11th Nov 2016, 7:07 PM edit delete reply
Matt Knab
Aw...poor Cain.
What? Tournament? That seems a rather odd turn to the conversation!
rufiangel 21st Nov 2016, 6:53 PM edit delete reply
*paps Cain*

And yep, even Kylie got whiplash from that one XD bwuh?
TheD-Wrek 12th Nov 2016, 10:14 AM edit delete reply
I can't tell ya how much I love that 2nd panel. Rufi art style evolution is go~ :D
rufiangel 21st Nov 2016, 6:54 PM edit delete reply
Aww D-bruh, I'm so glad you like it! <3 Lolol Rufi art style evolution, huh? XD; I honestly can't tell, but I guess if I do another year-end month-by-month breakdown like I do every year, I might catch some differences...

Thankyew D for always being so encouraging <3 *hug*
CiciEnixa 12th Nov 2016, 10:56 AM edit delete reply
Sir Bradley has a plan... a plan that we all knew was coming anyway, we just didn't think it was gonna be for this reason XD

Kylie, fight for Cain's honor!!! Fight for the daifu! Honor his fellow daifus and bring him to our shippers bridal style XDDD

(Be safe and have fun in the thing, Rufi~ <3<3<3)
rufiangel 21st Nov 2016, 6:57 PM edit delete reply
Apparently I can't even make it a simple decision on the party's behalf (hey, a coliseum? let's enter for prizes!), I have to make it some massive plot XD oh well, that's convoluted-story-telling-syndrome for you :'D (well, me :'DDD lolol)

And wait what XDDD I actually missed that comment about the bridal style thing the first time around LOL

(And I did <3 thankyew muffin ehehe)
HeSerpenty 14th Nov 2016, 1:27 AM edit delete reply
GAAH How do I keep missing updates?? I sorry Rufiii T__T

But wow Kylie.. quite the emotional reaction. Seems perhaaapsss there's some deeper feelings involved? :>

I feel a little better that maaaaybe Sir Bradley won't sell them out so fast? But then again...... he seemed REALLY interested in that soul stone...
rufiangel 21st Nov 2016, 6:58 PM edit delete reply
Awww Serpy NO NEED TO APOLOGISE! *pap-hug* You taking the time to read and drop comments in itself is always such a blessing for me <333

Kylie can react pretty strongly to things, if you think about the first time she met Cain she grabbed by the collar and yelled in his face so XDD

Sir Bradley did seem rather confounded by the mention of wishing stone, tru dat. We'll see in time what it all means... ;)
Skweeee 14th Nov 2016, 6:57 AM edit delete reply
Ha ha ha!! "a newbie, wrapped in stupid levels of kindness"

Great page. Love the expressive faces in panel two.
rufiangel 21st Nov 2016, 7:00 PM edit delete reply
Ehehehe, thank you Skweeee! <33 That is very encouraging!! <33 >3<*)o

Cain is just such a dork to Kylie XDD
Outlaw 14th Nov 2016, 1:36 PM edit delete reply
I like Sir Bradley.
He seems like a real solid dude. Kinda reminds of awesome role model type characters like Shanks from One Piece or Gildartz from Fairy Tail.

Not sure if you read those comics, but, you know...

Either way, awesome page.
rufiangel 21st Nov 2016, 7:01 PM edit delete reply
Holy smokes Outlaw, those are some grand comparisons!! @_@ (I read BOTH XD) I'm so pleased you find those kinds of traits potentially in Sir Bradley, so far! <3 ;D Thank youuuu <333
Seabiscuit 18th Nov 2016, 1:15 PM edit delete reply
Woah what, I MISSED one D:

Hahahaha oh gosh that second panel is SO GREAT :'D
Yay, the tourny~ >D
rufiangel 21st Nov 2016, 7:02 PM edit delete reply

Thank youuu I'm happy you like the second panel, hehe <3 it was fun to draw! XD

And also glad the idea of the tourney pleases you ;D <3 hopefully it'll pay off~~
LeRenardRoux 18th Nov 2016, 9:08 PM edit delete reply
Ahhh there are so many things and people coming together. I definitely think I like Sir Bradley.
rufiangel 21st Nov 2016, 7:03 PM edit delete reply
Yep yep, putting a lot of things into motion now~~~ X3 <33 And I'm glad you're liking Sir Bradley so far, he's an interesting one for me :D Thank you Roux <33
CraftyNessi33 26th Nov 2016, 4:16 PM edit delete reply
Someone's a little quick to defend there. You'd think she likes the Holy Capital kid or something. lol
rufiangel 28th Nov 2016, 11:37 AM edit delete reply
Ahahahaha XD that's one way to look at it...! ;D

She's also just flabbergasted that anyone would dare to call Cain 'dangerous'. XDDD