Comic 478 - Definitely Off

15th Dec 2016, 12:10 AM in Chapter Seven
478 - Definitely Off
Average Rating: 5 (18 votes)
rufiangel 15th Dec 2016, 12:10 AM edit delete
Happy Thursday folks! Sorry for the delay! Thanks for your patience X3 I hope you enjoy the update!

I'm behind on comments, I do apologise, but thank you for your well wishes on my health - I'm feeling alright, just need to make sure I don't eat anything crazy for a while I think XD; thankyew all for being so kind and caring <3

I'm gonna fly out and be out of town for the rest of the week for an extended business trip, and then I'll be back the following Monday, so the next update will not be on Monday. There will be no Friday Flare either this weekend, sorry about that!

Alright, next update I hope I'll be less frazzled - see y'all next week! <333 Thank you for reading!
sigpig 15th Dec 2016, 2:32 AM edit delete reply
It turned into an Ent?
Kat 15th Dec 2016, 7:51 AM edit delete reply
Tsk, I was going to say that, but you beat me to it... xD
Gilrandir 17th Dec 2016, 1:00 AM edit delete reply
Would a forest of animated lapia oaks be an ent colony? ^_^
Visvires 18th Dec 2016, 8:17 AM edit delete reply
A swarm of log cabins, unbuilt.
rufiangel 30th Dec 2016, 3:56 PM edit delete reply
Man, sigpig, look what you did! XD; I ent taking responsibility for this...
Centcomm 15th Dec 2016, 3:24 AM edit delete reply
that.. is a BIIG tree! yay for updates!
rufiangel 30th Dec 2016, 3:57 PM edit delete reply
Ehehe Centy, yeppers! :D I'm hoping to have some fun with teeny people versus the colossal tree thing XD <3 (it might be a little one-sided LOL)
mjkj 15th Dec 2016, 3:58 AM edit delete reply
Wow, surprise update =D <3 <3 <3 *hugs Rufi* (...and it still is wednesday here) ;)


That poor Lapia Oak tree - it does not look very healthy... =S

...or is it moving??? O_O' XD

PS: @alt text: indeed... =D ... but should that not be "wasn't"? (I am unsure with whether is right...) XS

Kat 15th Dec 2016, 1:13 PM edit delete reply
"Weren't" is the correct way to say it, but people say "wasn't" so much that I think now both are accepted
mjkj 16th Dec 2016, 6:52 PM edit delete reply
Thank you, Kat =)
rufiangel 30th Dec 2016, 3:58 PM edit delete reply
Eh, grammar. XD;;; <--(spoken like a true English major)

I remember posting this one early because I had to leave to Singapore the next day, and I wanted to post the update on Twitter and Facebook while I could. :) You might recall I missed the Monday update on the week this went up, so it was just a very off-schedule update overall. XD;
Matt Knab 15th Dec 2016, 4:52 AM edit delete reply
Matt Knab
Hrm, she's not making a good show of being observant. As it is, she'll miss any opening that comes up! :)
Visvires 20th Dec 2016, 7:16 AM edit delete reply
She infused his flesh with explosives, and set him off. He kept on fighting. What could she possibly pull off to top that?
rufiangel 30th Dec 2016, 4:02 PM edit delete reply
@Vivires: Heh. Heh. Heh. XD
rufiangel 30th Dec 2016, 3:59 PM edit delete reply
Yep Matt, she's ironically quite pre-occupied herself XD
Jarvi 15th Dec 2016, 6:30 AM edit delete reply
<pac pac pac pac> you stay nice, lady. Seia was nice enough not to murder you when he had the chance >_>
rufiangel 30th Dec 2016, 4:02 PM edit delete reply
I am imagining Ophelia swivelling her head around confusedly, trying to find the source of this invisible being pac-ing her XD
azureXtwilight 15th Dec 2016, 7:31 AM edit delete reply
I sense a thick foe yay vibe lolol
Lukkai 17th Dec 2016, 10:43 AM edit delete reply
Interestingly enough, I believe the two would make a rather good couple. There are a number of bridges to cross first for that to happen though.
rufiangel 30th Dec 2016, 4:03 PM edit delete reply
I had no idea what you meant until I read Lukkai's comment and then tried Googling it XD; I didn't know that was what that kind of shipping was called, lol! Thanks for the edumacation ;D
Kat 15th Dec 2016, 7:52 AM edit delete reply
The Ent comment has already been made, but seriously, is that tree moving around? O_O
Glad you're doing better :)
Lukkai 15th Dec 2016, 1:49 PM edit delete reply
At the least lashing around, it would seem.

Which is not something they're supposed to do! (Or any tree, for that matter. But with the size of lapia oaks, it comes much more visible. And considering their significance much more reason to worry.)
rufiangel 30th Dec 2016, 4:04 PM edit delete reply
@Lukkai: Absolutely!
rufiangel 30th Dec 2016, 4:04 PM edit delete reply
Thank you Kat <3 X3
It's... rustling around a lot? XD Possibly lashing out a bit... might be going through puberty lol XD
CiciEnixa 15th Dec 2016, 8:18 AM edit delete reply
That tree is either falling (dang magic lumberjacks) or it just became sentient and is ready to rip new holes on our duo. Speaking of, good to see Ophelia's graduated from the duct tape.

Don't eat questionable things and have fun~
rufiangel 30th Dec 2016, 4:05 PM edit delete reply
Yep, the hole has mended enough-ish for her to go without the duct tape, but her HP probably isn't maxed out just yet. XD;

I ended up eating a LOT but it was all good XD I slept so well on this trip it was great <333 thankyewww
Seabiscuit 15th Dec 2016, 8:25 AM edit delete reply
Ah, back to these two...
Gosh, he's almost creepy with how calm he is!

Oh? That tree... O:
rufiangel 30th Dec 2016, 4:06 PM edit delete reply
Is it weird that for Seia, that's his pretty darn-concerned face? XDD
Gilrandir 15th Dec 2016, 8:59 AM edit delete reply
<spoken:> "Excuse us, Mr. Tree ...? We don't want to disturb you but ..."

<singing:> ".... We'd like to know where ... you got the motion? We'd like to know where ... you got the motion."

"Don't rock the oak! Don't rock the oak, baby! Rock the oak, don't knock the oak over ..." ^_^
rufiangel 30th Dec 2016, 4:06 PM edit delete reply
Gilrandir 15th Dec 2016, 9:02 AM edit delete reply
By the way, are those actually the trunks of three distinct oaks we see, or is it intended to be multiple views of a single tree as it goes lumbering by? ^_^
Just_IDD 15th Dec 2016, 10:06 PM edit delete reply
You wood just slip a pun in at the end. That is knot nice.
Lukkai 16th Dec 2016, 7:13 AM edit delete reply
Oh just leaf it alone.
Kat 16th Dec 2016, 8:41 AM edit delete reply
Guys, I have an entire arsenal of tree-related puns, you sure you want to start this?
*shrubs* Well, if yew do want to start a pun chain, I'm sure yew all will do oakey and sprout some treecent puns, I beleaf in yew all!
Lukkai 17th Dec 2016, 10:51 AM edit delete reply
As long as no one is barking at us for it. I didn't exactly start it, so it would pretty much be up the wrong tree anyway. Or gnarling, because they didn't twig it and got lost in the brush of our puns.
So long I don't see a problem with us going for the tree-pun (puntree?) crown. Just be open about it and don't beat around the bush unnecessarily.
Kat 17th Dec 2016, 1:46 PM edit delete reply
Fir sure, I wooden think it'd be a problem; as long as no one gets stumped it should be pine...
If yew do want to keep going, I'm rooting for yew, and I'll tree to come up with more puns too...
Visvires 18th Dec 2016, 9:58 AM edit delete reply
*fuels up flamethrower*
Lukkai 19th Dec 2016, 2:19 PM edit delete reply
That wouldn't be because of us, now would it? Knocking on wood here.

Kat 19th Dec 2016, 11:24 PM edit delete reply
This looks like it's starting to branch out a little too much. Should we be done and call it a spruce?
Kat 20th Dec 2016, 3:07 AM edit delete reply
DLKmusic (at work) 20th Dec 2016, 5:48 AM edit delete reply
I'm gonna go out an a limb here... I'm guessing puns ENT your thing?
Gilrandir 20th Dec 2016, 10:59 PM edit delete reply
Lets keep the tone of this friendly, folks. I don't think @rufiangel minds a little fuelishness, or objects if the dialogue gets a little hedge-y, but remember: it's all in good pun. ^_^
rufiangel 30th Dec 2016, 4:07 PM edit delete reply
@Gil: They are supposed to be 3 separate trees, though the centre one is the biggest in the shot we see!



I love this particular comment thread so very much, by the way. XD; No punnishments from me! Just know that I'm rootin' for all of ya.
Allzephyr 15th Dec 2016, 9:14 AM edit delete reply
Oh. Oh now *that's* trouble.
rufiangel 30th Dec 2016, 4:11 PM edit delete reply
Mmhmm. ;) Something tree-ky this way comes...
Lukkai 15th Dec 2016, 1:52 PM edit delete reply
It has to be said: Ophelia is looking real fine on this page!

Also I'm pretty much with her, considering the last panel.
rufiangel 30th Dec 2016, 4:11 PM edit delete reply
Aw, I'm glad you find her fiiine XD I do like drawing her, she curvy, and curvy ish fun XD <3
KAM 15th Dec 2016, 7:09 PM edit delete reply
It's a transient forest! 8-o
rufiangel 30th Dec 2016, 4:12 PM edit delete reply
Something does seem to be very off about it! :'D
Proxy170 15th Dec 2016, 9:14 PM edit delete reply
Proxy170 not a happy tree. I wonder if this is what he was expecting to find? Or if he it? I guess? >.>
rufiangel 30th Dec 2016, 4:13 PM edit delete reply
Hmm, good questions, Proxy! XD; We'll see next chapter about the answers to both of those... ;D
MST3KFan 16th Dec 2016, 1:50 AM edit delete reply
Something is definitely off with Seia here, but now they seem to have an angry tree to contend with. O_o
rufiangel 30th Dec 2016, 4:13 PM edit delete reply
Priorities, priorities~ XD

At least the tree hasn't spawned a face, right? :')
Audacity__ 16th Dec 2016, 2:51 AM edit delete reply
i havent been checking serpamia flare hhhhh!!!
rufiangel 30th Dec 2016, 4:14 PM edit delete reply
Aww, I've missed you, Audacity! X3 I hope you've been able to catch up, and if not yet, no worries - the next chapter updates will resume in late January so there's plenty of time <3 ;v;* Thank you for checking in!!
HeSerpenty 16th Dec 2016, 3:32 PM edit delete reply
You stop plotting against him you've already made us think he was murdered! I can't live through that again! :'D LOL

I am glad you are feeling better! Take care Rufi! We will be eagerly but patiently waiting for next update <3333
rufiangel 30th Dec 2016, 4:15 PM edit delete reply
Ahahaha, well after I pulled THAT one I'm pretty sure people are going to assume he's too invincible to die after this point XD;

Thank you so much Serpy-kins <33 sorry for my super late responses to comments and things, I am so backlogged right now :'D
ryan97 17th Dec 2016, 12:32 AM edit delete reply
we here at devious fucker inc are happy to here of your well being and hope you continue to make entertaining comics.

sincerely, the founder
rufiangel 30th Dec 2016, 4:16 PM edit delete reply
Dang, thank you ryan97! XD;; I will do my absolute best to continue to do so ;v;***
DLKmusic 17th Dec 2016, 8:45 AM edit delete reply
I think I finally figured it out! The tree is doing the RiverDance!

I'll... just be over here....
rufiangel 30th Dec 2016, 4:16 PM edit delete reply
Wait, so the way to calm it down would be to put tap-dancing shoes on the end of its thrashing roots, right?

... I'll just join you in that corner over there.
Crestlinger 17th Dec 2016, 9:28 PM edit delete reply
You know you're famous when even the Trees run away when they hear you're coming.
Lukkai 19th Dec 2016, 9:47 AM edit delete reply
That's "infamous", you're looking for. Slight difference between the two. ;)
rufiangel 30th Dec 2016, 4:16 PM edit delete reply
That image amuses me so XDDD
Skweeee 19th Dec 2016, 2:08 AM edit delete reply
Love the backgrounds on this page. Especially the tree!!!

Enjoy your business trip. (avoid airline food if you're flying)
rufiangel 30th Dec 2016, 4:18 PM edit delete reply
Afwuuu thank you Skweeee!! X3 <3 I really did spend quite a bit of time on that darn tree so I'm very glad to hear it works! <333

Also, I know I'm weird, but I usually enjoy airline food XD;; I've heard it's different with Western and Asian airlines? On the flight back I had cupnoodles though, I suppose that might be the same no matter what you're on XD;
TheD-Wrek 24th Dec 2016, 11:49 PM edit delete reply
More O! Yay! :D <3
rufiangel 30th Dec 2016, 4:18 PM edit delete reply
I did hope you'd like this update, D, for all the Ophelia XD <3