Comic 496 - Solid Advance

4th Apr 2017, 4:20 PM in Chapter Eight
496 - Solid Advance
Average Rating: 5 (16 votes)
rufiangel 4th Apr 2017, 4:20 PM edit delete
Hey guys, thanks for your patience - here's the late update! Happy Tuesday. :)

This is a new skill Kylie is using, by the way. Solid Advance (a finishing blow skill) requires Kylie to use Solid Stance (vitality boosting focus), first. She only just learnt it shortly before coming into Jem Citadel, so I'm sure she's quite proud to show it off here XD

I'm horrendously behind on comments, emails, forum posts and whatnot. I'm also - as you have noticed - behind on paging. I'm down with a viral infection but it's getting better (I think) - but I think I probably need a bit more time to recover.

So I'm sorry, but this will be a one-update-week as I try to pull myself together and catch up on the things I'm behind on; the next update will come on Monday, 10th April. Thanks for your understanding!

Thanks for reading. <3
HeSerpenty 4th Apr 2017, 4:25 PM edit delete reply
LOL she squashed dat girl like a little bug!!! YESSSS KYLIE! :D :D
I've been fangirling over Kylie like every update the past few weeks x"D. Someone fan me..

Aw Rufiii I'm sorry your sick! Please take care of yourself and don't worry about one update week! Just makes the next update all the sweeter! <3
sigpig 5th Apr 2017, 12:15 AM edit delete reply
<Stands beside Serpy, gently waving a palm frond to cool her?...

What! You SAID you wanted someone to fan you...
HeSerpenty 5th Apr 2017, 1:12 AM edit delete reply
LOL thank you yes.. I feel much better! XDDD
DLKmusic 6th Apr 2017, 4:00 AM edit delete reply
Gilrandir 6th Apr 2017, 5:10 AM edit delete reply
I don't think @HeSerpenty had "grape expectations". ^_^
HeSerpenty 6th Apr 2017, 6:21 AM edit delete reply
I didn't but...

NOW I do! :D :D
Gilrandir 6th Apr 2017, 8:35 AM edit delete reply
The Dickens you say! ^_^
rufiangel 10th Apr 2017, 12:40 PM edit delete reply
@Serpy: I really, really love your fangirling over Kylie, just saying XD <333

Also, I see you have enthroned yourself somewhere in this comment section with sigpig waving palm fronds by your side while DLK demands grapes on your behalf XD well, well, well... I don't mind, just don't forget to feed them once in a while ;D
mjkj 4th Apr 2017, 5:05 PM edit delete reply
Yayyyy, uuuupddaaaatee =) <3

Go, Kylie!!!

(by the way love that fan-boy bubble...)

Oh, and happy belated birthday, Rufi <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

Awww..., get well soon... *hugs*

rufiangel 10th Apr 2017, 12:41 PM edit delete reply
I'm glad you enjoyed the update, Mjkj! :)

And thanks very much for the well wishes ^^*
MST3KFan 4th Apr 2017, 6:21 PM edit delete reply
Hopefully Kylie gets some time to rest between fights. Otherwise, I get the feeling she might become too weak to continue to pull off upsets like this.
Lukkai 5th Apr 2017, 9:11 AM edit delete reply
Typical trouble of fighting in a tournament. You've got to invest enough power in a fight to win it, yet must conserve as much as possible for the following rounds.

And if you put too few power into a fight, you might lose it and all conserving was for naught. Or you don't win it as quickly as you could and end up using more power as if you'd have gone full power from the start.

It really is a tricky thing.

Not much Kylie could do about this fight though without revealing her true nature as a Lethian Knight.
rufiangel 10th Apr 2017, 1:09 PM edit delete reply
@Lukkai: Exactomundo, dude. -_-)o

Kylie's been holding back on her Lethiace for a while now, so she's used to not having to use it. ;)
rufiangel 10th Apr 2017, 1:07 PM edit delete reply
@MST3K: She'll get the time all the other matches are happening to get some respite, though how long that will take will depend on the competence of the competitors involved there XD; you're right though, if she overdoes it, there isn't going to be much Kylie left in the fight by the time it might matter. >_>
KAM 4th Apr 2017, 6:48 PM edit delete reply
Change her name from Fatal Rose to Flattened Rose. ;-)
rufiangel 10th Apr 2017, 1:09 PM edit delete reply
OOH that's a sick burn, KAM! XDD I can imagine someone in the crowd yelling that :'D poor Fatal/Flattened Rose!
sigpig 5th Apr 2017, 12:12 AM edit delete reply

(I couldn't help it...)
rufiangel 10th Apr 2017, 1:10 PM edit delete reply
Teeechnically I'd think that's what *he* said, non? XD Tsk!

(Also, I accidentally thought you meant 'Thanks for coming into range.' which brought up some other hilarious meanings XD)
Proxy170 5th Apr 2017, 2:14 AM edit delete reply
haha, BAM! One hit KO! It's like when you're fighting a boss and you're like "yea, I'm not totally getting crushed!" And then their super attack hits and gets you in one shot and you can't even try to survive T__T

For the mental fatigue, does it compound into the next round? Or now that she's done using the status effect, she can start to recharge?
rufiangel 10th Apr 2017, 1:12 PM edit delete reply
Omg I know that feeling so much Proxy :'DDD I swear, Bravely Default is that one game that has the most cheaty bosses I've ever seen omg

As for the mental fatigue, it'll depend on Kylie's recovery rate, and how long the matches after hers take ;)
Crestlinger 5th Apr 2017, 4:51 AM edit delete reply
Hey! Rose clippings!
rufiangel 10th Apr 2017, 1:19 PM edit delete reply
That sounds yucky, Cresty... XD;;;
Centcomm 5th Apr 2017, 5:11 AM edit delete reply
DAMN! now thats the BOOT! .. go girl! looking fab rufi!! :D
rufiangel 10th Apr 2017, 1:21 PM edit delete reply
<333 Thankyew Centy, I'm so glad you think so!! X3 It's good to know when I've knocked out a knock out properly ;v;***
Centcomm 5th Apr 2017, 5:12 AM edit delete reply
ALso .. PS get better! no ones allowed to be sick!
rufiangel 10th Apr 2017, 1:22 PM edit delete reply
Aghhh doing my best Centy!! :'D *flails furiously to get better*
Seabiscuit 5th Apr 2017, 6:59 AM edit delete reply
As expected! I hope she doesn't regret all that action though... D:
(Omg that little Knight K~ bubble, hahaah!)
rufiangel 10th Apr 2017, 1:22 PM edit delete reply
Kylie certainly reflects upon it on the next page ;D

(Ahaha I'm glad you noticed it XD <3)
Gilrandir 5th Apr 2017, 7:01 AM edit delete reply
So Fatal Rose accused Kylie of trying to use 'Hocus Focus', to which Kylie replied "Abra Cadabra! Watch me pull a victory out of my hit." ^_^

And Kylie advances solidly with a Solid Advance.

(@rufiangel, what finishing technique will you use on your virus opponent? I know we are all rooting for you to advance to the next round. ^_^)
rufiangel 10th Apr 2017, 1:24 PM edit delete reply
Hahaha, I like that! XD And so she does...

(Errr, so far I'm using 'Ardent Antibiotics!' and it's sort of doing the trick but I need a few more days I think to really get this out of my system :'D Thank you for rooting for me!)
DLKmusic 5th Apr 2017, 7:42 AM edit delete reply
All I can say is Poor Ring around the Rosie! ya gotta watch out for the Super Justice-Filled Wonderful Justifiably Magical Sword Glowies of Supreme Justice...

can we safely say that she was "Justly Juiced"?

(btw, everytime I look at Fatal Rose being laid out flat like that, my back hurts just thinking about how painful that must be!)
rufiangel 10th Apr 2017, 1:25 PM edit delete reply
XD I see the vestiges of the 'bug' over the weekend are still present! Lolol

And yes, poor Fatal Rose is going to be feeling that for a couple of days even after a good heal :'D

(This is a fantasy realm, after all, where being crushed in the skull by a broad blade still doesn't quite kill you XD)
Haegan2005 5th Apr 2017, 7:44 AM edit delete reply
Booyah! Solid hit that.

I hope your feeling better soon!
rufiangel 10th Apr 2017, 1:26 PM edit delete reply
Booyah, indeed! :D <3

And thank you, I do feel better compared to last week! :)
Lukkai 5th Apr 2017, 9:15 AM edit delete reply
Well, that's a solid advance... into the next round!

And I've read that line of Kylie's with that dangerous kind of undertone and slowly rising voice in the word "range". It really befits her facial expression in that panel! :D

On another note: Purge that virus, rufi! Purge it with all your might!
rufiangel 10th Apr 2017, 1:29 PM edit delete reply
It's a conveniently titled attack XD (not on purpose though, I promise!)

And oooh, I like that! <3 :D I do wonder if people hear Kylie's voice the same way I do?

Also, I am doing my utmost to purge this thing, I promise :'DDD it's being very clingy, though!
The Accidental Ninja 5th Apr 2017, 12:30 PM edit delete reply
The Accidental Ninja
Awwww yeaahhh!!! *air-punch*
I hope Kylie's okay though...D: (well, y'know, relatively)
I hope you're okay too! Get better!
rufiangel 10th Apr 2017, 1:30 PM edit delete reply

Kylie's definitely okay in relative speaking to Fatal Rose XD as for relative speaking to other less flattened people... we'll see on the next page ;)

And thank you, I do think I'm getting better on the whole! ;v;*
Just_IDD 5th Apr 2017, 4:47 PM edit delete reply
Rufi, yes get well soon. People don't rest enough while they're sick and it makes the sick last longer. Its like the tournament go all out in your rest and you can win the battle quickest. Drink your soup and you're orange juice and give your body the resources it needs to become Champion once again.
rufiangel 10th Apr 2017, 1:45 PM edit delete reply
Hey Just_IDD, dang, I never really thought about the tourney as a metaphor for webcomic-making but you're right... it works! XD;;;

I really rested a lot, but I think my immune system and stamina aren't the greatest (low stats, if you will). I probably should try to get more exercise in after I recover from this, more intentionally.

I have been drinking and eating all the things with meds :'D thank you for your encouragement, I will try to be CHAMPIONNNN
Matt Knab 6th Apr 2017, 6:57 AM edit delete reply
Matt Knab
Haha, kaboom!
That ended a mite faster than expected! I guess this one was a glass cannon!
rufiangel 10th Apr 2017, 1:46 PM edit delete reply
That's a pretty accurate description! XD Kylie's forcing it to a fast end, but whether that has its consequences, we'll soon find out... :'D
CiciEnixa 6th Apr 2017, 8:08 AM edit delete reply
Winning the coolness points for Briar. Go go Kylie, go~

I'm a little worried how she'll hold up depending on the number of fights she still has to go through, but I know you can do this, Kylie!!!
rufiangel 10th Apr 2017, 1:48 PM edit delete reply
Kylie's definitely earning the respect of a little boy without realising it XD <3

She's only got two more fights to go to reach the top of her block, assuming she wins her next one as well... ;)
Gilrandir 6th Apr 2017, 8:41 AM edit delete reply
It is too bad that Kylie did not get to strike down her foe with just ice. ^_^

"Just Ice Blast! Just Ice Flurry! Just Ice Storm! Just Ice Bolts!" Now _that_ would be cool!
DLKmusic 6th Apr 2017, 11:52 AM edit delete reply
You're just saying that...
The Accidental Ninja 6th Apr 2017, 10:38 PM edit delete reply
The Accidental Ninja
...*sighs in defeat and hands over the pun jar again*
DLKmusic 7th Apr 2017, 3:30 AM edit delete reply
@Kat: Your Judgment is Just... I submit myself to the justice of the pun jar.

JUST this once though!
The Accidental Ninja 8th Apr 2017, 12:25 AM edit delete reply
The Accidental Ninja
I think we might need to upgrade the pun jar to a pun bucket... or a pun-pail?
DLKmusic 9th Apr 2017, 12:17 PM edit delete reply
@Kat: How about a Pun-Barrel! Then we can all stand around and sing: "Roll out the barrel, we'll have a barrel of puns..."

What about a pun Vat? Vat would work very nicely! So, is it decided? Good, then Vat is Vat!
Gilrandir 7th Apr 2017, 3:30 AM edit delete reply
@Kattapuss, I like to think of this as a joint enterprise. We all come together to share our puns and our triumphs. There is no 'defeat', and (as is probably sadly apparent) no shame. ^_^ I am completely happy to share with all my brothers and sisters here in the Serpamia Flare Commentary Community most of the credit (and all of the blame ^_^) for whatever tidbits of amusement we come up with.

That having been said ... you have helped me realize that, if I were a Pokémon, which Pokémon I would be ...

... Jar-izard. ^_^
DLKmusic 7th Apr 2017, 3:32 AM edit delete reply
Huh... and all this time I had you pegged as a Pun-kachu
Gilrandir 7th Apr 2017, 3:34 AM edit delete reply
I am sure that many people have me pegged as a punk. ^_^
DLKmusic 7th Apr 2017, 3:41 AM edit delete reply
Gilrandir uses Satiralyric for his attack!

It's surprisingly effective...

(and in fairness, you are actually quite a bit better at it than I am, dude!)
Gilrandir 7th Apr 2017, 5:21 AM edit delete reply
Compliments are always nice. Thank you.
The Accidental Ninja 8th Apr 2017, 12:24 AM edit delete reply
The Accidental Ninja
You sure you wouldn't be a Pun-yta?
Lol then I guess... we are all a team of Pun-kémon masters?
(I'm sorry this is the best I can come up with I'm tired x'DD)
Lukkai 7th Apr 2017, 7:25 AM edit delete reply
New tournament format: Joust on Ice.
Robert 7th Apr 2017, 4:56 PM edit delete reply
First annual lineup is now announced. We'll see you all at the main event... "No PUNches barred!"
DLKmusic 7th Apr 2017, 5:50 PM edit delete reply
that would be JUST the ticket!
rufiangel 10th Apr 2017, 1:50 PM edit delete reply
@All of you: Pun Vats may not be enough pun-ishment for such mass pun-pwnage, you punny-lookin' lot!
Wolfsbane 6th Apr 2017, 9:23 PM edit delete reply
Ice, Ice, Baby ?
rufiangel 10th Apr 2017, 1:51 PM edit delete reply
*gentle face palm* XD
Robert 7th Apr 2017, 2:29 AM edit delete reply
Thus character pancakes were introduced to the local culture, and fancy new shops sprung up around this new cooking industry!
Lukkai 7th Apr 2017, 7:27 AM edit delete reply
Something like that could certainly make for a successful special food, sold only around tournament time.
rufiangel 10th Apr 2017, 1:51 PM edit delete reply
Those could be rather adorable if done right <3
LeRenardRoux 7th Apr 2017, 9:32 PM edit delete reply
That leg-flailing, earth-shattering smackdown though. 0_<
rufiangel 10th Apr 2017, 1:52 PM edit delete reply
Hee hee <3 X3 The announcer should take a leaf outta your descriptions, Roux!
megados 8th Apr 2017, 8:04 PM edit delete reply
As suggested by others I decided to check out this comic! I got kinda caught up in it, and now I'm all caught up! Nice work!
mjkj 9th Apr 2017, 6:04 PM edit delete reply
Welcome, Megados =)
DLKmusic 9th Apr 2017, 6:20 PM edit delete reply
Hey Megados, welcome! Told'ya it was worth reading!
megados 9th Apr 2017, 7:57 PM edit delete reply
Thank you kindly! :) Yes, it is well worth following!
rufiangel 10th Apr 2017, 1:53 PM edit delete reply
Hallo hallo! <333 Thank you for your kind words and for reading, megados! ;v;* I really appreciate it, and I hope you continue to enjoy what comes next!

(And thanks everyone for your kind endorsements T__T* <333)
rufiangel 10th Apr 2017, 1:19 PM edit delete reply
She certainly has a lot of oomph in her finishing blows <3 ;D

I'm on the road to recover, thankyew! <3
TheD-Wrek 10th Apr 2017, 11:24 PM edit delete reply
Ooh, impressive! <3 :D