Comic 487 - Too much aqua

20th Feb 2017, 6:00 PM in Chapter Eight
487 - Too much aqua
Average Rating: 5 (12 votes)
rufiangel 20th Feb 2017, 6:00 PM edit delete
Happy Monday, folks! :)

We're back to seeing what the Seia and Ophelia party are up to for a little bit~ For a quick refresher course on Lapia Oaks, might I suggest a quick look at this page, and for hints on what's going on, this page should help ;)

I did an art trade with Limechii and got this beautiful piece of fanart from it:


Limechii creates various comics on her Tapastic account and is a super sweetheart on top of being a talented artist <3 thank you so much Lime for the super cute Cain and Kylie!! ;v;* (For the record my half of the art trade can be found here ^3^)

I also did a quick doodle up on Friday Flare over the weekend - I forgot to post it in the A/N on the last update so I thought I might as well post it here XD;


One more thing: next Monday (the 27th) is the last Monday of the month, so I will be taking that update day off but will be back with an update on the 2nd of March. :) I actually happen to be out of town this weekend, so the timing aligns with my monthly mini-break! Just a little heads-up.

Alright, that's it for now! Happy start to the week, and catch you guys on Thursday!

MST3KFan 20th Feb 2017, 6:12 PM edit delete reply
When Trees Attack!

Don't worry though...It's 'bark' is worse than it's bite!

*ducks for cover*
Wolfsbane 21st Feb 2017, 12:44 AM edit delete reply
Yes - Lapias: the Trees of Fate...
rufiangel 3rd Mar 2017, 2:46 PM edit delete reply
@Wolfsbane: Yanno, if that was a JRPG on the shelf, I'd take a look! XD
rufiangel 3rd Mar 2017, 2:46 PM edit delete reply
@MST3K: Oh, you wood go there, woodn't you XD
KAM 20th Feb 2017, 6:13 PM edit delete reply
Too much Aqua?

Should we imagine this song accompanying the scene?

rufiangel 3rd Mar 2017, 2:50 PM edit delete reply
She's a Danrir girl, in an Aqua world
sigpig 20th Feb 2017, 6:33 PM edit delete reply
Well, when you gotta go, you gotta go... lol
Kat 21st Feb 2017, 1:00 AM edit delete reply
rufiangel 3rd Mar 2017, 2:50 PM edit delete reply
Absolutely. I'm pretty sure if I were desperate enough I'd mow down people to get to the loo XD
Proxy170 20th Feb 2017, 7:05 PM edit delete reply
So who's responsible for planting new Lapia Oaks? Or do they re-seed themselves?

Also...correct me if I'm wrong, but if the system fails, the world would be destroyed, right? Or can you tactically have aquafalls in certain places? Hmmm so much to ponder....
rufiangel 3rd Mar 2017, 2:54 PM edit delete reply
You are correct; at least, if the system fails, everyone would drown. :') Currently Aquafalls are supposed to be happening in predictable places, with only a hiccup once in a while, but now it's apparently happening more and more frequently...? >.>

In regards to who's responsible for planting new Lapia Oaks, the World Guild has a regulatory body tasked specifically for this. But anyone could do it if they had the know-how - it's just that it takes quite a bit of know-how to pull it off~ >3<

Thankyew for pondering <333 *huggles pondering Proxy* X3
Jarvi 20th Feb 2017, 9:28 PM edit delete reply
Seia, you're way too good keeping her alive and well all the time, I hope that will come in handy and Ofelia will turn :P

Also, angry tree is dangerous tree, don't make trees upset! :D
rufiangel 3rd Mar 2017, 2:55 PM edit delete reply
Seia is good to his hostages -v-)b what a gentleman-kidnapper XD

Angry tree is... angree? :D

And if it becomes a teenage tree... angstree? :D
Gilrandir 20th Feb 2017, 10:28 PM edit delete reply
"Lapia Oak" still seems like a strange name for the tree. Shouldn't it be an "Aqua Fir"? ^_^
CiciEnixa 20th Feb 2017, 10:41 PM edit delete reply
That... that is the loveliest science pun I have read <3 And if it wasn't meant as one, it still works as one XD
Gilrandir 20th Feb 2017, 11:44 PM edit delete reply
Kat 21st Feb 2017, 12:58 AM edit delete reply
...I am amazed. That was amazing. *takes off imaginary cap and bows*
I think Rufi's going to need a new pun jar after this one.
DLKmusic 21st Feb 2017, 6:32 AM edit delete reply
eh... we already did trees... besides, this one is good enough we should let it stand alone!

*Tips hat to Gil*
Lukkai 21st Feb 2017, 1:46 PM edit delete reply
Considering her starting it herself with the alt text... ;)
rufiangel 3rd Mar 2017, 2:57 PM edit delete reply
Cici had to educate me on what this amazing pun was XD
All I can say is, bravo, Gil ;v;*
CiciEnixa 20th Feb 2017, 11:10 PM edit delete reply
The tree! It lives! It seeks! IT HUNGERS.

I did figure it's the lapia oak problem mentioned by the elder, but I was expecting dying trees. Not... sentient death trees of branch-whipping XD

(Lime did such a lovely job <3<3<3)
DLKmusic 21st Feb 2017, 6:34 AM edit delete reply
we need to get a chorus line ready, just in case the tree says something like "Feed me, Seymour!"
Lukkai 21st Feb 2017, 1:47 PM edit delete reply
Gilrandir 21st Feb 2017, 9:05 AM edit delete reply
I don't think the trees are all that hungry, or that they are even being intentionally hostile ... they just need to pee REALLY BADLY and can't find a potty anywhere. So they're doing the 'potty dance' and occasionally lashing out at whatever's around. ^_^
Lukkai 22nd Feb 2017, 11:39 PM edit delete reply
Well, they are a tad too big for your average pot, so...
rufiangel 3rd Mar 2017, 2:58 PM edit delete reply
@Cici: Lolol XD

There are also those! Dying trees, I mean. XD We're seeing another side-effect to whatever is going on with the 'sabotage' of the system. ;)
Amarok 21st Feb 2017, 12:44 AM edit delete reply
dont take on the whomping willow.
rufiangel 3rd Mar 2017, 3:10 PM edit delete reply
You know Amarok, that didn't even occur to me and I wish it had! I've always imagined the Whomping Willow to have gnarled ends at the ends of its roots, like wooden fists XD
Allzephyr 21st Feb 2017, 12:59 AM edit delete reply
See, now if only *my* plants were so kind as to let me know I was overwatering them.
rufiangel 3rd Mar 2017, 3:10 PM edit delete reply
Aw, Zephy, but they do! By dying. I guess. :'D
Crestlinger 21st Feb 2017, 1:14 AM edit delete reply
*Checks for pink blob with shoes dancing among the leaves.
rufiangel 3rd Mar 2017, 3:11 PM edit delete reply
You mean this thing?
Robert 21st Feb 2017, 1:22 AM edit delete reply
Darn it, I told them not to use Morton salt by those Lapia oaks! *For any cultures where this may not make sense, the product 'tag line' for Morton is "When it rains, it pours."*
rufiangel 3rd Mar 2017, 3:12 PM edit delete reply
Once you activate online shopping for your Archaeian citizens, this is what you get... *shakes head*
DLKmusic 21st Feb 2017, 6:38 AM edit delete reply
I am impressed as all getout over Seia in the last 2 frames!

He's gotta still be busted up inside like nobody's business after his fight with Ophelia, and to still be that agile with reflexes that quick?!?!?

hmmm... I can't help it! I'm shipping these two!
Gilrandir 21st Feb 2017, 9:01 AM edit delete reply
Well, he is Untouchable. ^_^. And he probably ate some food that increases his healing rate while not in combat.
Lukkai 21st Feb 2017, 1:48 PM edit delete reply
I was about to ask if it's wrong for me to ship these two, but I see I'm not alone with that.

They would make for an awesome (and terrifying) couple indeed.

And I'm getting the impression that Ophelia doesn't know as much about certain people's intentions and plans as she thinks. And might not agree all that much with those if she knew them. Which could become a pivotal point for her.
rufiangel 3rd Mar 2017, 3:14 PM edit delete reply
@DLK: Ahaha, I'm happy you're impressed with Seia XD <3 He's definitely more on the agile side than strength-based!

And gosh, another shipper? O_O Hmmmm... WE'LL SEE!
Lukkai 21st Feb 2017, 1:49 PM edit delete reply
That's some real nice art exchange.

Also Madou probably thinks Kylie a bit less scary in this Friday Flare. ;)
rufiangel 3rd Mar 2017, 3:14 PM edit delete reply
Fufu, thanks Lukkai <3

Madou certainly has a lot of nerve, even if he finds things scary XD so when he doesn't find them scary, I imagine it would up his annoying factor by 10 :'D
mjkj 21st Feb 2017, 3:51 PM edit delete reply
Wow, nice reflexes, Seia...

...and Ophie, did you not want to catch him distracted? Well, he just saved your life again...

@alt text: Oh, Rufi... *holds out pun-jar* =P

PS: great fanart - and great friday flare...

rufiangel 3rd Mar 2017, 3:16 PM edit delete reply
I'm sure Ophelia would argue that he didn't save her life, just kind of saved her from potential injury XD

*pops a Goldra in the pun jar* ;P

And thanks Mjkj! X3
Prayformercy 21st Feb 2017, 11:14 PM edit delete reply
Love the friday flare doodle. Also rufi, you owe a goldra for the pun jar with that alt text.
rufiangel 3rd Mar 2017, 3:16 PM edit delete reply
Thank you mercy <3 X3 I'm happy you like it!

And yes sir, I paid it like a good li'l citizen >3<)7
HeSerpenty 22nd Feb 2017, 10:40 AM edit delete reply
Ack you cut away from the Kylie fight, you tease! Haha but I am still content.. because I wanna know what's up with these two! And this Lapia Oak :'D
Ophelia be Lucky he's takin the time to save her sorry arse!
Lukkai 22nd Feb 2017, 11:40 PM edit delete reply
What fight? All there's left are some smoldering ruins that once were a man's pride. ;)
rufiangel 3rd Mar 2017, 3:18 PM edit delete reply
To be fair, Seia may just not want to have to carry her all the way if she ends up getting injured XD (they're close to completely being out of potions... :'D)

And don't worry, we'll definitely be back to Kylie quite a bit throughout this chapter X3 <3 fufufu...
Centcomm 24th Feb 2017, 4:08 AM edit delete reply
... its.. a .. oh god its a treeant! RUN!

great page~!
rufiangel 3rd Mar 2017, 3:18 PM edit delete reply
<333 Thankyew Centy! X3 And lolol it certainly is behaving like a treant! Is it scarier with a face, or without, I wonder? :'D
Centcomm 3rd Mar 2017, 3:41 PM edit delete reply
without i think ... :D