Comic 492 - Narrowing down

16th Mar 2017, 6:00 PM in Chapter Eight
492 - Narrowing down
Average Rating: 5 (14 votes)
rufiangel 16th Mar 2017, 6:00 PM edit delete
Happy Thursday! :D We're back to Kylie again after ricocheting about.

I received a *beautiful* Seia fanart this week, but I shall save it for next week because I think that deserves its own glory XD; for this update though, I'd like to highlight the following:


Woo hoo! Yay for 250 subs! :D I've had this idea germinating for a while, so I thought I'd finally throw it out here for reaching a milestone!

If you are subbed to SF and you are kind of bored and have a minute to think about what kind of job you might have in the world of Serpamia Flare and what race you might be, then I will draw an avatar for you! :D They'll be small 160x160px avatars based on what description you give me.


You can submit your descriptions through this form, and to save us both time you can use something like this pixel art avatar generator to sum up your chosen hair/eye/skin colour. :D

Your descriptions can be as vague or as specific as you like - I'll either fill in the blanks myself, or do my best to follow your lead! You can be whatever you want, despite the 'canon' - if you want to be a half-Danrir-half-Saeren Green mage who summons a popcorn fairy, then by all means XD

I'll be keeping submissions open for a week or so and probably work on the avatars later in April, when I have more time to do so~ :D I hope you guys have some fun with this!

Thanks so, so, super much for reading!! ;v;* I hope you enjoy today's update! See you guys tomorrow with some Friday Flare (that I hopefully won't forget this time). <3

rufiangel 18th Mar 2017, 1:35 AM edit delete
Hey guys, I haven't forgotten about Friday Flare, but my scanner isn't working. ;;; u_u Sooo... sorry guys, looks like there'll be a bit of a delay!
mjkj 16th Mar 2017, 6:14 PM edit delete reply
Go, Nemi!!! <3

...and switch to the brother in question... =)

Go, Kylie!!!

@alt text: seems Archer is good in that.. =D

@author notes: oh, I have to think about that one... =D

rufiangel 20th Mar 2017, 4:22 PM edit delete reply
It's my way of transitioning scenes less abruptly XD

And sure thing, take your time Mjkj! :D
mjkj 20th Mar 2017, 4:47 PM edit delete reply
Ok, great =)
Matt Knab 16th Mar 2017, 6:46 PM edit delete reply
Matt Knab
So close to meeting, but there's still this pesky tournament in the way. XD

Oh man, I know exactly what I would do/be in a world like SF! :)
rufiangel 20th Mar 2017, 4:25 PM edit delete reply
It certainly seems that way - Kylie's gonna have to do her best! ;)

And I've read your submission, it's awesome XD <333 Thanks loads for submitting, I hope I can do your avatar justice!! :D
KAM 16th Mar 2017, 7:08 PM edit delete reply
Well, it looks like Kylie is fighting Nothing. Hmm, tough opponent. ;-)

Wow, apparently I'd be a Thief. 8-o Didn't see that coming.
rufiangel 20th Mar 2017, 4:27 PM edit delete reply
That *can* be pretty darn tough if it's a bug - you might have to reset your console if that happens! :P

Also, pls take that quiz with a grain of salt XD lolol! Though hey, why not? ;)
Amarok 17th Mar 2017, 12:26 AM edit delete reply
vs.... it doenst matter they will be forgotten about as kylie sends them away in pain.
rufiangel 20th Mar 2017, 4:28 PM edit delete reply
Lolol Amarok, absolutely! XD It should be pretty smooth sailing from here, right? ;D
MST3KFan 17th Mar 2017, 2:14 AM edit delete reply
Knight K vs... herself? XD

Come on, fighting games can have a character fight themselves. Why not in Serpamia Flare's world, eh?
rufiangel 20th Mar 2017, 4:29 PM edit delete reply
Ahahah MST3K, I suddenly remember now how I always got so confused which button I was supposed to press when I selected the character I was going to fight with, in order to get the original palette. Somehow I always managed to hit the wrong buttons in arcades or my Super Famicom and I'd always get the 'fake' palette! XD;;; Rrgh!
DLKmusic 17th Mar 2017, 4:12 AM edit delete reply
Oooooh.... White mage or Green mage... decisions decisions...

On one hand, "You get a heal, and you get a heal, and EVERYBODY gets a Heal!"

on the other hand, I always wanted a fae on my shoulder... her name would be Arcana, and she would be wearing a flowing white gossamer gown....

rufiangel 20th Mar 2017, 4:30 PM edit delete reply
LOL DLK! XD I suppose you could always have a fairy that heals? ;D
Proxy170 17th Mar 2017, 4:31 AM edit delete reply
Ahh Nemi I love you so much I just wanna hug you!! <3 EEEEE so excited for the reunion!!! Now quickly knock these guys out, Kylie, so you can meet your brother!!

And congrats on 250 subs!! :D So well deserved!
rufiangel 20th Mar 2017, 4:31 PM edit delete reply
*1 Hug added to Nemi's Hug Credit* <3

If only Kylie knew... it'd definitely be extra motivation for her! X3

And aww geez, thank you Proxy! ;v;* I really appreciate all your support afwufufufuf <333
JC Webcomics 17th Mar 2017, 6:50 AM edit delete reply
JC Webcomics
Keep it up Kylie! Although if this is anything like the battle arenas in the Tales of series, it'll only get harder from here.

And congrats on 250 subs!
rufiangel 20th Mar 2017, 4:33 PM edit delete reply
Ah yeah, that's right XD;;; sometimes I'd win barely by the skin of my teeth with those Tales of battle arenas...! :'D

Technically, since only victors get to fight other victors, the going *should* only get harder hereonout. Unless everyone else sucks XD

And thanks very much JC! ;v;*** I'm so blessed by your support!!! <33
Seabiscuit 17th Mar 2017, 9:24 AM edit delete reply
Yes! Yes! Someone figured it out! YES! Now tell Kylie!!
...Less than a minute. -snerk-! Yeah, expected! ;)
(Authors notes: Woah!! That's so fun and sweet of you I can't wait to see the results <3 <3 And gosh, grats on 250 subs, omg! Rise rise rise~ You deserve every single one of them for being such an insane hard worker! :D)
rufiangel 20th Mar 2017, 5:04 PM edit delete reply
Sure! He's on his way over there right now! ;)

And goshdangit seamuffin, you're such a sweetheart <3 ;v;*** thank you so much!! You're definitely an inspiration to look up to in terms of working hard and keeping at the comic <333 *big hugs from me to youuu*
Crestlinger 17th Mar 2017, 11:25 AM edit delete reply
This is going to end with either them fighting each other or someone making an attempt on Briar soon.
rufiangel 20th Mar 2017, 5:06 PM edit delete reply

.....??? This is... a comment that isn't a reference or a joke? Who are you and what have you done with Crestlinger!!!

Kidding aside, those are reasonable guesses XD fufufu
The Accidental Ninja 17th Mar 2017, 12:17 PM edit delete reply
The Accidental Ninja
YES Archer you go man! Get this ball rolling! But... please don't get in trouble :S
I somehow missed last update's A/N or something? Congrats on 250 subscribers!!! :D *throws digital confetti*
Amusingly enough, (despite my name being Kat xDD) given the descriptions of the races I probably would be half-Danrir-half-Saeren xD But no popcorn fairies please xDD
I guess I'll have to decide between the two at some point xDD

I'm very curious to know though, what would YOU be, Rufi-san?
rufiangel 20th Mar 2017, 5:13 PM edit delete reply
Aww thank you Kat! <333 *dances in digital confetti*

Way to break convention, Kattapuss XD go for a half-Danrir-half-Saeren and just pick a class! ;)

I'm actually pretty sure I'd be Ruby XD; though I took my own test and it said I'd be a white mage, so potentially, I'd be a priest/cleric -v- (Wow, art from 2007! :'D)
Muffin Realizes Too Late 17th Mar 2017, 1:02 PM edit delete reply
Congrats on the 250~ *popcorn noises*

Wouldn't it be hilarious if despite Archer's process of elimination, he ends up pointing out the tavern owner as Kylie's bro? XD

Plus, Kylie's opponent BEAT her less-than-a-minute record??? ... Well it's not Lyn, at least, but that is a troubling tidbit.

(Will decide on popcorn fairy or stay true to black mageyness)
rufiangel 20th Mar 2017, 5:16 PM edit delete reply
Dat ID! XD

I think people misunderstood me when I wrote that alt-text, dangit XD;;; I meant that Archer would figure out who *Kylie* was, not her brother! Because 'Kylie' is a girly-sounding name, and since he knew there were only males in the group other than Nemi, he'd be able to surmise that it was the silver-haired knight Nemi and Jinn!Mikey were referring to. I think it's because it's been months since this page was published, but basically, Archer's already figured out who the brother is!

And yes, Kylie's opponent is a certain brand of fast ;) we'll see soon enough...!

(Lolol black mage with popcorn magic, then? XD)
Lukkai 18th Mar 2017, 2:57 AM edit delete reply
Don't tell me it's a Zirc guy she's fighting now.
rufiangel 20th Mar 2017, 5:17 PM edit delete reply
*checks for CCTV and other spyware on computer*

Lukkai, how are you doing this, stop reading my dang script XD
mjkj 20th Mar 2017, 5:59 PM edit delete reply
Oh? so it is jaguar? =O
Lukkai 21st Mar 2017, 11:58 PM edit delete reply
Please... I would never use astral projec.. I mean any kind of underhanded means to spy on you!
MysticJanus 18th Mar 2017, 4:24 AM edit delete reply
So I'd be a White Mage in Archaeia. I doubt that would come as a surprise to some. ;p
rufiangel 20th Mar 2017, 5:18 PM edit delete reply
Aw yay! :D <3 Have a free blue mana bottle! *hands it over*

Though I do hope people don't feel obligated to follow the results of the quiz if they don't wanna! XD;
Vatere 18th Mar 2017, 7:36 AM edit delete reply
Too bad archer doesn't understand anything
rufiangel 20th Mar 2017, 5:19 PM edit delete reply
Aw Vatere, you mean he doesn't know the full picture? :'D

He knows at least this much, so hopefully it'll be enough...? -v- <3 (Assuming I leave him alive long enough to do something about it lol)


Audacity__ 18th Mar 2017, 6:12 PM edit delete reply
what if archer thinks kylie's brother is briar?
peggythedog 19th Mar 2017, 2:53 AM edit delete reply
that's what I was thinking... since they do kinda look alike, with the hair color and all.
rufiangel 20th Mar 2017, 5:20 PM edit delete reply
No worries Audacity & peggythedog - Archer knows who the blood crystal shines for! ;)
Lukkai 21st Mar 2017, 11:59 PM edit delete reply
"Who the blood crystal shines for"

Sounds like an interesting name for a story, actually.
TheD-Wrek 19th Mar 2017, 6:47 AM edit delete reply
This or at some point would be perfect for a bout between Kylie and.... Shadow Kylie~ X)
rufiangel 20th Mar 2017, 5:21 PM edit delete reply
That would be interesting, D, I won't deny it! XD But this time around I'm going for a bit of a different route - hopefully it won't be much less interesting >3<)/
HeSerpenty 19th Mar 2017, 4:46 PM edit delete reply
Archer figured it out! I'MSOHAPPY! It's only a matter of time now hehehehe!! :D :D

Knight K, you're awesome! *paints self and holds up signs* GO GO GO KNIGHT K! :D
rufiangel 20th Mar 2017, 5:23 PM edit delete reply
It certainly would be! X3 So long as I don't smother Archer with a pillow or something somewhere inbetween... ;D lolol jk <3 O:)

And w00t w00t! :D Just make sure you're using soluble paints! XD <3 (She needs all the cheering she can get ;P)
Alicia 22nd Mar 2017, 5:31 AM edit delete reply
Archer is gonna come back and forget about actually bringing drinks, isn't he? BUSTED. X'D
Lukkai 23rd Mar 2017, 12:50 PM edit delete reply
That's what you get for not paying attention to your questlog!
rufiangel 27th Mar 2017, 10:07 AM edit delete reply
Hey Alicia <3 *hug*
If he *does* remember to grab those drinks, it'll probably be a pretty dang long while before we see him again - that juice stand line is looong XD