Comic 483 - All fired up

2nd Feb 2017, 6:00 PM in Chapter Eight
483 - All fired up
Average Rating: 5 (17 votes)
rufiangel 2nd Feb 2017, 6:00 PM edit delete
Oh hey, it's a familiar face! :P

Whew, I made the update! :) Today's update took up quite some time with the establishing shots and whatnot, so I hope you guys understand that the next update will not be on Monday, but next Thursday. >3<)/

I'll do my best to do another Friday Flare tomorrow :) see you guys then! Have a very happy Thursday in the meantime :D

By the way... I am planning to take Disqus down next Wednesday, as from the 8th of February onwards Disqus will switch to a subscription service that I don't think is worth it. :< (I talked about it a bit more at length in this forum thread.) Thank you every one of you lovely readers who used Disqus to drop comments - I really appreciate it! ;v;* I'm sorry I have to take this avenue of commenting down. Please do note it's possible to post comments through the CF comment system even without an account, though! ;v;*

(If you guys wanna have a last blast with Disqus before it disappears, feel free XD)

rufiangel 3rd Feb 2017, 5:17 PM edit delete

I posted a quick Q&A for Friday Flare today :) (on impossible dreams XD)
DLKmusic 2nd Feb 2017, 6:32 PM edit delete reply
I'm not normally a violent person, and I don't normally condone violence in others... with that being said...

Thomas Dimensor 3rd Feb 2017, 7:39 AM edit delete reply
Thomas Dimensor
mjkj 3rd Feb 2017, 6:18 PM edit delete reply
Time for breadhead to be de-breaded =P
robnot 7th Feb 2017, 11:59 AM edit delete reply
@Mjkj well thanks now i haz a new comic to keep up with...
{{ all caught up now,, since you posted at DC }}
mjkj 8th Feb 2017, 5:01 PM edit delete reply
You are welcome, Robnot :)
rufiangel 9th Feb 2017, 5:38 PM edit delete reply
Hello robnot! ;v;* Thankyew so much for reading aaah <3 I really appreciate it! It's always an honour when DC readers check out SF too ;3;***
rufiangel 8th Feb 2017, 2:59 PM edit delete reply
Wait, nappy time meaning he's gonna need a nappy, or he's gonna need a nap? XD;;;
DLKmusic 8th Feb 2017, 5:21 PM edit delete reply
Meaning "Knock him out COLD!!!"
rufiangel 9th Feb 2017, 10:35 AM edit delete reply
Whew, got it DLK XD (they would have been two very different things ahahaha XD either way's a real kicker though!)
MST3KFan 2nd Feb 2017, 6:43 PM edit delete reply
Ooh... A rematch between Kylie and 'Goofy Hair'. XD

This should be good. (goes to grab some popcorn)
rufiangel 8th Feb 2017, 2:59 PM edit delete reply
Caramel, salted or cheese? :3
mjkj 8th Feb 2017, 5:01 PM edit delete reply
Wait, there is popcorn with cheese??? =O
DLKmusic 8th Feb 2017, 5:34 PM edit delete reply

It will blow you popcorn lovin mind!
rufiangel 9th Feb 2017, 10:35 AM edit delete reply
Gotta say that's a LOT more variety to popcorn than I've ever seen O_o golly! *mind blown to popcorn bits*
KAM 2nd Feb 2017, 7:10 PM edit delete reply
A father telling his to be quiet during the game is just universal. ;-)

Give that guy a haircut, Kylie! :-D
Kat 2nd Feb 2017, 11:37 PM edit delete reply
In my experience, the fathers are the ones who yell the most during games... x'D (Actually though, My country is ridiculously obsessed with soccer, so in reality everyone yells and makes noise x'D)
Lukkai 6th Feb 2017, 7:31 AM edit delete reply
He really could have humored him with a short answer and then a "But now hush, the tournament's starting!"

Seriously, I can easily see where Briar's brattyness started from.
rufiangel 8th Feb 2017, 3:00 PM edit delete reply
Kids gotta know they can make all the noise they want when they're all up and cheering ;D
mjkj 2nd Feb 2017, 7:17 PM edit delete reply
Well, I hope she cuts his hair... =S
Jarvi 2nd Feb 2017, 10:22 PM edit delete reply
Ahahaha you cruel bastard :D I approve of this 100% :D
rufiangel 8th Feb 2017, 3:01 PM edit delete reply
Jarvi's response cracks me up XD

No one would really want to clean up the haircut afterwards, I'd think. And for all we know, with that amount of gel, it could possibly fuse with the floor, creating D&D standard difficult terrain (no one would want to step on it) XD
sigpig 2nd Feb 2017, 7:20 PM edit delete reply
In the Canadian Armed Forces, we call an individual who is unmotivated, forgetful, and generally poor at his/her job a "sh**pump". It usually gets shortened to "pump"...
rufiangel 8th Feb 2017, 3:02 PM edit delete reply
Oh wow, that is a completely unintentional association on my part but... I can't say it doesn't work XD;;; poor Mr. Pump!
Slim Kittens 2nd Feb 2017, 9:04 PM edit delete reply
Slim Kittens
"Let's get ready to ruuummmble...."
rufiangel 8th Feb 2017, 3:03 PM edit delete reply
I forgot to stock foldable chairs to place strategically around the arena, boo XD
Lukkai 9th Feb 2017, 2:28 PM edit delete reply
And tables.

Don't forget the tables.
Jarvi 2nd Feb 2017, 10:25 PM edit delete reply
This should be a fast and absolute victory :D (not that I don't believe in mr. Penishair)
rufiangel 8th Feb 2017, 3:04 PM edit delete reply
Oh lord Jarvi-nii I promise I never thought of it that way, I DO NOW THANKS XDD
Amarok 2nd Feb 2017, 11:10 PM edit delete reply
Off with his hair!
rufiangel 8th Feb 2017, 3:04 PM edit delete reply
I don't know if I could pay anyone enough Goldra to be the cleaning crew for THAT casualty XD
Nef 3rd Feb 2017, 1:23 AM edit delete reply
I disagree with the comments about cutting the contender's erection of hair. What would he be called then? No-Pomp? Flat-top? Scalpless?
DLKmusic 3rd Feb 2017, 1:45 AM edit delete reply
how bout "Phallic Fail"?
Nef 3rd Feb 2017, 1:51 AM edit delete reply
LOL, where is the "LIKE" button when you need one?
DLKmusic 3rd Feb 2017, 7:37 AM edit delete reply
I have a whole list of them that I've been holding back on, cause Rufi likes to keep the comments section family friendly... Breadhead was NOT the first one that came to mind, obviously!!!!
rufiangel 8th Feb 2017, 3:08 PM edit delete reply
Welp, I try :'DDD

What can I say though, even comment protection only has a 99% rate of working, amirite ;D
Nef 3rd Feb 2017, 1:57 AM edit delete reply
As for "DissQ's", I say dump them. I read your forum post and it sounds like an unworthy investment.
rufiangel 8th Feb 2017, 3:09 PM edit delete reply
DissQ's XD

Thanks for your two Bronzes, Nef! I agree... it's just not worth it. Gonna let it go with sad little wave~ ;v;*)/
Proxy170 3rd Feb 2017, 2:30 AM edit delete reply
Awww, more pity for Briar :( Poor kid!
rufiangel 8th Feb 2017, 3:09 PM edit delete reply
Aww Proxy, you're warming up to the li'l guy! X3 <33

Hopefully we'll catch a few more showing glimpses of Briar further into the chapter ;v;*
Matt Knab 3rd Feb 2017, 4:55 AM edit delete reply
Matt Knab
That hair must count as a bludgeoning weapon all on it's own. :)
Love the VS announcement at the bottom!
rufiangel 8th Feb 2017, 3:11 PM edit delete reply
Yep, absolutely XD he probably uses it to crack his hard-boiled eggs in the morning! (I drew Kylie leaning well away from that hair-thing during the bar brawl XD)

And thankyew, I definitely had fun with that~~! X3 <33
Crestlinger 3rd Feb 2017, 5:24 AM edit delete reply
The crowd is actually silent except for one Very loud baby.
rufiangel 8th Feb 2017, 3:11 PM edit delete reply
This one took me a couple of seconds but once I got it, I legit GUFFAWED XD
Haegan2005 3rd Feb 2017, 10:36 AM edit delete reply
this just has so much "WOOOT!" that I want to give it two fives!
rufiangel 8th Feb 2017, 3:16 PM edit delete reply
Aww YEAHH!!! :D

Seabiscuit 3rd Feb 2017, 11:42 AM edit delete reply
-SNERK- Omg, that hair, that name... Beautiful. This is a thing of beauty. Hahahaha!
Ah man, the siblings, so close, yet so far...
What fun is a tournament if you can't talk during it? Hmph!
rufiangel 8th Feb 2017, 3:17 PM edit delete reply
LOL I didn't think Misuta Pomp would be called beautiful of all things, gosh XDDD

And ikr? The match hasn't even started yet! >.>

(Though Bradley might have a lot on his mind, maybe...? ;)
Kat 3rd Feb 2017, 1:17 PM edit delete reply
Oh look, it's baguette-man again. Mr Breadloaf, you DO realize that you're trying to fight a knight in armour who has a real, sharp, metal sword with... a bamboo stick, right?
I love Kylie's very-unimpressed face xD

Regarding the A/N... not that it'll probably make much difference, but maybe I should point out that I read a ton of comics that use Disqus, and this is the only site where it spouts out random threads and doesn't separate the comments by page. In all the other comic sites I know, Disqus keeps the comments on their corresponding pages. I dunno why it does weird stuff on this site... *shrug* Personally, I like Disqus, but if it's going to charge you $10 for add-free and you have a perfectly good CF comment system anyway, yeah, there's really no point in keeping it
rufiangel 8th Feb 2017, 3:18 PM edit delete reply
Either that's a very special bamboo stick, or he's fortified it from within with steel, shh XD I'm happy you like Kylie's... usual default expression XDD <3

And I've honestly spent so much time trying to work out the code bug causing the Disqhaos but it's just impossible :'D thank you for sharing your 2 bronzes! Disqhaos will go, but not without leaving fond memories~ ;v;*
Eren 9th Feb 2017, 5:04 PM edit delete reply
psst, shinai are four bamboo pieces bundled together, and those things HURT when they hit you. XD
Eren 10th Feb 2017, 12:34 PM edit delete reply
(Er, "shinai" being the name of the type of bamboo sword he has. Just realized my other post might not have been clear, sorry.)
Gilrandir 3rd Feb 2017, 2:01 PM edit delete reply
I suspect that Kylie has a lot more at stake (the fate of her companions) than Mr. Pomp does. Additionally the rules of the contest are the sort where it would be easy to lose your focus, make a mistake and be disqualified. Step out of bounds, let the guy score with an attack carrying knockback, inadvertently exceed the limits of the duel area with an ice attack ...

Face it, Kylie is battling both Pomp and Circumstance. ^_^
DLKmusic 3rd Feb 2017, 7:31 PM edit delete reply
That was bad even for you, Gil! Just let her win the fight and "graduate" to the next level!
Gilrandir 3rd Feb 2017, 11:01 PM edit delete reply
Well, we can't let Mr. Pomp advance, in that case. It would turn his hairstyle into a "graduated cylinder". ^_^ And I think Kylie has the "measure" of him already. ^_^
DLKmusic 4th Feb 2017, 10:35 AM edit delete reply
She could pin that monstrosity to the ground with her sword and force him to be "Held Back"... and she could do that "with honors".

Ok, stopping now before Visvires gets the flamethrower out again... 8)
Lukkai 6th Feb 2017, 7:36 AM edit delete reply
I think this is actually where the rigorous training and discipline of the Lethian Guild should come in handy.
rufiangel 8th Feb 2017, 3:20 PM edit delete reply
This thread is beautiful and I have nothing to add <3
mjkj 3rd Feb 2017, 6:15 PM edit delete reply

That friday flare...


rufiangel 8th Feb 2017, 3:20 PM edit delete reply
Aww Mjkj, why the sniffles? XD;;
mjkj 8th Feb 2017, 5:07 PM edit delete reply
b-because, no movie/anime/cartoon coming??? ='( TT_TT
rufiangel 9th Feb 2017, 10:37 AM edit delete reply
Ahahaha Mjkj XD well, if it was up to me, of course there'd be... ;)

Welp, maybe I should go make some fake anime screenshots to compensate XD
Vatere 4th Feb 2017, 9:29 AM edit delete reply
My bet is on her, since she is the main character
rufiangel 8th Feb 2017, 3:20 PM edit delete reply
Plot armour does tend to be a very strong boon XD
Lukkai 6th Feb 2017, 7:37 AM edit delete reply
"Rebel One!"
rufiangel 8th Feb 2017, 3:21 PM edit delete reply
*Rufi watches the reference go flying over her head, trots after it and sadly trips*

mjkj 8th Feb 2017, 5:08 PM edit delete reply
maybe rogue one?
Lukkai 9th Feb 2017, 2:31 PM edit delete reply

HeSerpenty 6th Feb 2017, 2:08 PM edit delete reply
Rufi this seriously needs to be an animated series I can watch X'DD

You do such an amazing job of making it feel as such despite it being just a comic! Super well done <3

Haha can't wait for this match XDD
Gilrandir 7th Feb 2017, 4:31 AM edit delete reply
That's right, @rufiangel! We need 24 pages of webcomics for each second of the combat's duration. None of this Rankin-Bass 16 frames per second cost-cutting measures. ^_^

(Note: this battle may take some months to complete at that rate, but it will be wonderful! ^_^)
rufiangel 8th Feb 2017, 3:25 PM edit delete reply
@Gil: Sure thing, let's do some quick maths - if I can produce 2 frames a week and each second of animation takes 24 frames, then we'll only need 12 weeks (3 months) to produce 1 second, so it'll only take me one year to animate 4 seconds of this battle! If this battle lasts maybe 10 seconds that'll only take me two and a half years, woo! XD
rufiangel 8th Feb 2017, 3:22 PM edit delete reply
@Serpy: Aww, thank you Serpy-kins!! ;v;** I'm so touched by your kind words, I'm very happy the page feels animated <33 X3

[spoiler]This match probably won't take TOO long... we'll see ;DDD[/spoiler]
Centcomm 6th Feb 2017, 4:50 PM edit delete reply
oh this guy is gonna get curb stomped.. please ? :D
rufiangel 8th Feb 2017, 3:28 PM edit delete reply
*looks at curb stomp gifs* oh wow that is OW! O_O

Well, I can't make any promises on this specific (wrestling?!) move but... I don't think you'll be too disappointed, I'll just say XDD
Tristan H. 7th Feb 2017, 3:09 AM edit delete reply
Oh, I'm all caught up...DAMMIT I'M ALL CAUGHT UP!
rufiangel 8th Feb 2017, 3:29 PM edit delete reply
Hallo Tristan H :D! Thank you for reading and for catching all the way up! XD <333 ;v;* welcome!! I hope you'll stick around for the ride ;v;**
IStabOreos 9th Feb 2017, 9:41 AM edit delete reply
O will, also I should just default to this name from now on, becauss far this has been an amazing ride
rufiangel 9th Feb 2017, 10:38 AM edit delete reply
XD <333 gotta say I really like 'IStabOreos' as a handle, lolol

Thank you for joining us on this ride! ;v;*** welcome aboard <3
CiciEnixa 7th Feb 2017, 8:46 AM edit delete reply
You know it's awesome when you look at that VS panel and can totally see the animation for the characters and their titles before your very eyes *eyes sparkling in excitement*. So... if Kylie breaks his hair, does he change his name to Misuta Fwomp? XD

Brad Dad, that's not a nice thing to say to family, do you want Seia to smack you upside the head?
rufiangel 8th Feb 2017, 3:37 PM edit delete reply
Aww I'm so happy you can see the animation in this comic muffin ;v;*** <3

*pours more sparkles over Cici-muffin*

'Misuta Fwomp' would be amazing XDDD it'd be scary if she hit his hair and it cracked as it broke, huh :'D

And wow, Seia has become the official police for family love, huh? XD I don't mind, I'm sure he wouldn't either lolol <3

[spoiler] Weirdly, you have mentioned Seia just before the next page... you'll see when the page goes up what I mean XD [/spoiler]
mjkj 8th Feb 2017, 5:11 PM edit delete reply
Òh, scene change to Seia and coming back to the finished fight? (or a flashback?)

Hmm, Cici: Brad dad or Bread dad??? =P

rufiangel 9th Feb 2017, 10:39 AM edit delete reply
Ahahaha we'll see, Mjkj ;)

(That accent on that 'Òh' is very intriguing XD)
Eren 8th Feb 2017, 9:36 AM edit delete reply
okay, I have to ask (and sorry if it's already been answered and I missed it), did this guy have any inspiration in Bokuto no Ryu from Shaman King?

If so, I'd be wary of underestimating him just for being a jerk with a terrible hairdo... XD
rufiangel 8th Feb 2017, 3:40 PM edit delete reply
Actually Eren, you are the first person to mention and ask about Ryu from Shaman King! XD Lolol, I definitely think of Ryu at least once every time I'm drawing Misuta Pomp XD but I think the only thing they share in common is the trope they're both based on XDD (Ryu is a lot cooler >.>)

And hey, Misuta Pomp has his Super Hurricane Thunder Strike (or something like that) up his sleeve, he can break tables! ;D He's not too weak-sauce if Sir Bradley cleared him for tournament entry, right...? *snicker*
Eren 9th Feb 2017, 5:12 PM edit delete reply
....You mean he's NOT the reason Kylie looks the way she does in the chapter cover? :P
rufiangel 13th Feb 2017, 11:35 AM edit delete reply
... I daresay that wouldn't be the bet I'd pool my savings in, hyohyohyo XDD
TheD-Wrek 9th Feb 2017, 5:13 AM edit delete reply
Just how long did those first two panels alone take, omg... @-@
Gilrandir 9th Feb 2017, 6:00 AM edit delete reply
It can't have taken that long ... all the spectators in the stands are wearing the same outfit. ^_^
rufiangel 9th Feb 2017, 10:41 AM edit delete reply
@Gil: Black body bags with a vacuum seal are totally in these days, amirite
rufiangel 9th Feb 2017, 10:41 AM edit delete reply
This may surprise you, but not as long as you might think! Reason being, I created the arena on Sketchup first, and then I traced over it for the backgrounds of these panels. :) It's not a perfect trace (I'm not completely at grips with Sketchup, sadly) and the crowd took forever and a half, but overall the main time-taker was creating the arena in the first place in Sketchup. Now that that's done, though, traces are pretty easy on me and I'm glad to report it doesn't take nearly so long as it normally would if I created the BG and perspective lines from scratch! ;v;*

Thanks D-bruh for noticing those panels though, I did work hard to make 'em <3 ;v;**
LeRenardRoux 10th Feb 2017, 9:07 PM edit delete reply
HAHAHA "Pomp" is such a great name for this guy XD
rufiangel 13th Feb 2017, 11:35 AM edit delete reply
Lololol I'm glad you think so Roux! <33 it's very on the nose... or hair-nose-thing XD