Comic 515 - Pushing her this far

6th Jul 2017, 6:00 PM in Chapter Eight
515 - Pushing her this far
Average Rating: 5 (13 votes)
rufiangel 6th Jul 2017, 6:00 PM edit delete
Happy Thursday! :)

Have you guys noticed I added two more perma-links above? I added one for tumblr, which is of course, Friday Flare, and one for the Discord chat. I hope that they're useful additions! Unfortunately, I'm not really fond of their position on the page and I don't like how they push the comic page down a notch, but I also don't know if putting the buttons on the bottom of the page is a good idea. Any thoughts on this would be appreciated. ;v;*

I am not going to make promises on Friday Flare this time since I keep dropping the ball there, but of course I'll post here if I DO update it. ;)

I hope you enjoy today's update - thank you for reading!! <3 I'll see you guys on Monday with the next update!

megados 6th Jul 2017, 10:34 PM edit delete reply
Looks like Balzac is realizing that Kylie is a good deal stronger than he thought. He may be tough to beat, but not impossible. He's there to test her, but not get trashed in the process. ;)

As far as buttons go, the little bit they move the page down is (to me) negligible. I wouldn't worry about that.
rufiangel 10th Jul 2017, 1:11 PM edit delete reply
He's certainly re-assessing how much effort he needs to put in for this match, yep! ;D

And thank you megados for the feedback on the buttons! A common criticism of webcomic websites I've heard is headers or other buttons being too large on the top of the page, pushing the comic page too far down, which is why I fret. XD; So your feedback means a lot to me! :D
Proxy170 7th Jul 2017, 12:54 AM edit delete reply
Balzac seriously can't get on the offensive here at all. Not even useful counter attacks O.O Although I feel like if it continued, Kylie would eventually run out of stamina and the tide would change again. But I have a feeling he senses she's got a REAL reason to win this (versus his pride, lol) and I wouldn't be surprised if he backs down.
rufiangel 10th Jul 2017, 1:14 PM edit delete reply
You are very correct about Kylie's stamina being an issue. Balzac is certainly no longer grinning, but so far, he isn't getting hit very much, either. He's got excellent defenses :'D

I think you'll see how accurate your assessment of Balzac is on the next page ;) fufufu~
The Accidental Ninja 7th Jul 2017, 1:04 AM edit delete reply
The Accidental Ninja
Ruby is looking a little... remorseful x'D
Omg Briar though xDD he's going to start glowing from the amount of sparkles he's emitting there xD

I think the buttons on the page are fine, btw :)
rufiangel 10th Jul 2017, 1:15 PM edit delete reply
Ruby is certainly feeling just a liiittle bit of 'whoopsie daisy' here, given she really only cared to mess with Balzac and didn't think about the opponent all that much XD;;;

Briar is going to keep sparkling for a while yet, he's very excited XD <3

And thank you for the reassurance on the buttons! >3<*)/ Much appreciated, Kat <3
Matt Knab 7th Jul 2017, 3:37 AM edit delete reply
Matt Knab
Huh? Is he going to give up??
rufiangel 10th Jul 2017, 1:15 PM edit delete reply
Hehehehehe you'll seeee XD
MST3KFan 7th Jul 2017, 7:34 AM edit delete reply
Well, at least people are seeing Kylie is not one to back down from something if she's pushed into a corner.
rufiangel 10th Jul 2017, 1:16 PM edit delete reply
She certainly pushes right back with all the ice she's got! ;D
DLKmusic 7th Jul 2017, 9:49 AM edit delete reply
Yet again, Awesome page! of course, I have yet to see a bad page, but that's besides the point!

Regarding the additional links, is it possible to post them between the bottom of the comic and above the authors notes?
rufiangel 10th Jul 2017, 1:17 PM edit delete reply
Aww geez, thank you DLK, that's super kind of you!! ;v;** I'm glad you're enjoying it!

As for the positioning, I can always try shifting it around but whereabouts were you thinking - below the archive button and above the post comment button, or below the post comment button? >_>?
DLKmusic 10th Jul 2017, 5:57 PM edit delete reply
I was thinking just below the archive buttons. actually. I see a lot of comics add additional links there, and it seems to work on most of them.

Of course, I do agree with Megados, it's not really that much of a culture shock to see them at the top either.
Haegan2005 7th Jul 2017, 12:43 PM edit delete reply
I would give up too!
rufiangel 10th Jul 2017, 1:18 PM edit delete reply
It doesn't seem worth the effort, eh? XD
Guest 7th Jul 2017, 1:40 PM edit delete reply
If I'm reading that Laifen correctly, it looks like Kylie's saying "Field of frost."
Scia 7th Jul 2017, 2:16 PM edit delete reply
(Did I forget my name again? XD)

Anyway, I looked back and it looks like that's the same chant Seia used for Frost Field, back here:
rufiangel 10th Jul 2017, 1:20 PM edit delete reply
That's definitely the same chant Seia used - they are both truncated versions of what should be much longer! :D
KAM 7th Jul 2017, 6:02 PM edit delete reply
Does he know where his towel is? ;-)
rufiangel 10th Jul 2017, 1:20 PM edit delete reply
You'll find out by the next page! XD
mjkj 7th Jul 2017, 6:12 PM edit delete reply
Nope, you shitty defender, this is only your fault - do not blame others when you are the one bringing her into this situation...

Oh, is he going to yield??? (noooo clifff!!!) *falls of cliff*

rufiangel 10th Jul 2017, 1:22 PM edit delete reply
We'll see on the next page! ;D hehe
Seabiscuit 8th Jul 2017, 8:46 AM edit delete reply
Suuuuurrender? :D :D ?
rufiangel 10th Jul 2017, 1:22 PM edit delete reply
Maaaybeeeee? ;D ;D!
CiciEnixa 8th Jul 2017, 9:01 PM edit delete reply
Sur-ren-der, sur-ren-der! XDDD (I'm guessing it's either he's nope-ing out of fighting her before she does anything too crazy... or his bet has been fulfilled and there's no need to keep going)

Either way, this might be good for Kylie, though the consumed spirit is gonna be crippling if she still has more fights to go (and I'm betting there's at least one or two more). Balzac, give healies!!!

(For the buttons, I think they're fine in placement, they're not distracting or anything. If you'd rather them not taking as much space or you feel that they are a bit distracting, you can just make them slightly smaller than the rest of the nav buttons potentially)
rufiangel 10th Jul 2017, 1:26 PM edit delete reply
Hehehe, that's a very valid guess - it'll all become clear on the next page XD <3

There's just one more fight to go! Kylie's a little knocked down HP and Spirit wise, and unless Balzac casts a boost to Spirit replenishment, she's gonna be struggling a little longer yet to replenish that. In Archaiea Spirit replenishes naturally over time, just reeeeally slowly. XD; Michael gave Kylie a seal to help boost that, but then she lost it, sooo... dangit, of all the times to not have that, eh? :'D

And thanks dear for the suggestion on the buttons, I think that's an excellent idea. I'll try shrinking them down later and see if that reduces the clutter and gap a wee bit. ;v;*
Gilrandir 9th Jul 2017, 1:52 AM edit delete reply
If Balzac is a really good cleric, it is possible he will intuit the difference between someone who is fighting like they want to win, and someone who is fighting like they need to win. If he does that, and then responds appropriately, it will probably blow Kylie away and I foresee prezzies for Balzac at some point in the future. ^_^

Of course, you don't meet clerics with that degree of insight all that often. On the other hand, they wouldn't have made him a clerical examiner for the World Guild if he didn't have some talents. ^_^
rufiangel 10th Jul 2017, 1:27 PM edit delete reply
Aww, prezzies sound fun! :D I'm sure Balzac wouldn't mind XD <3

That said, the next page will make it fairly clear just how good of a cleric Balzac is in regards to his insight and/or abilities, so we'll seeee... ;)

(And you're right - he definitely wouldn't be an examiner in the World Guild without *some* cred! ;D)