Comic 518 - A fast one

17th Jul 2017, 6:00 PM in Chapter Eight
518 - A fast one
Average Rating: 5 (12 votes)
rufiangel 17th Jul 2017, 6:00 PM edit delete
Hey guys, happy Monday! :D

The paralysis status ailment has been seen once before, actually, waaay back in Chapter Two. Poison is a new one, though! ;)

Caelune was last mentioned on this page, if you need a quick reminder. It's still all very vague, so don't worry if you forgot. XD;

My sister's in town, so I'm not sure if I'll be able to push out the next page on Thursday on time - might be too busy having fun :'D as always, I'll post a notice on FB/Twitter if I think the page will be late.

Assuming I'll make it on time though, I'll see you guys on Thursday with the next update! Thanks for reading, as always >w<*)/

rufiangel 18th Jul 2017, 11:03 AM edit delete
EDIT: One of the joys of webcomics - you can make fast edits if you realise people are getting confused XD;; I've noted the confusion and made a couple of edits to the last couple of panels - I hope it helps clear up the confusion a bit! Thanks for the prompt comments <3
rufiangel 22nd Jul 2017, 11:00 AM edit delete
Hey everyone, sorry but I think I'll have to give Thursday's update this week a miss. :'D I'll see you guys on Monday with the update instead! Sorry!! But thanks for understanding!! ;v;*
rufiangel 24th Jul 2017, 11:08 AM edit delete
Hey everyone! I'm sorry about this, but there'll be no update today; the next update has been really slow-going, and I apologise. :'D It has less to do with the page itself being any trouble and more to do with my stamina running low.

I'd like to aim for a Wednesday and Saturday update this week, take next Monday off, and then update again on Thursday. The times may be a bit wonky this week, but after I take a small break next Monday I hope to be able to reset back to the regular schedule.

I appreciate your patience and understanding dear readers!! ;v;* I'll update again if I foresee any trouble hitting the update days I've set for this week. Thank you!
MST3KFan 17th Jul 2017, 6:07 PM edit delete reply
Well, things are looking rather bleak for the party here unless someone else is around to help out (though it seems unlikely given the tournament has been distracting everyone.)

Even lightning quick Nemi isn't able to react fast enough!
rufiangel 19th Jul 2017, 6:34 PM edit delete reply
Yep. To be fair, Nemi is still at a 55 at her general level, so you can imagine that she may be fast, but there'll still be someone faster. :') Nemi's pretty darn shocked, though!
Headgamer 17th Jul 2017, 6:42 PM edit delete reply
That much faster then Nemi? O boy.
rufiangel 19th Jul 2017, 6:36 PM edit delete reply
Yep. Jaguar is pretty darn fast! :'D
mjkj 17th Jul 2017, 6:56 PM edit delete reply
Noooooooo... Neeeeemmmmiiii!!!!

Thank you for the update, Rufi... - ...and enjoy your time with your sister (and say hello to her from us) =)

Edit: PS: since your sister is there - what happened with that SF-game she wanted/started to make?

rufiangel 19th Jul 2017, 6:37 PM edit delete reply
Thanks, Mjkj! :) New versions of the RPG Maker keep coming out and rendering older ones obsolete, including the build she used to make the SF game. It's probably best to think of the game she created as a prototype. XP If she plans to make a new one on a newer build, I'm sure she'll let us know! :)
mjkj 20th Jul 2017, 3:06 AM edit delete reply
Would be great =D
KAM 17th Jul 2017, 6:58 PM edit delete reply
Well, so much for that rescue. ;-)
rufiangel 19th Jul 2017, 6:38 PM edit delete reply
Forget Cain, can they even save themselves? XD;;;
Gilrandir 17th Jul 2017, 11:07 PM edit delete reply
Just to be clear: are there two opponents for Jinn and Nemi? It looks like it to me because, in the last two panels, one of them flips down in front of Nemi (distracting her), after which the other jabs her in the neck. But it could be intended to be just one guy who is so much faster than Nemi that he can do all that before she can even turn.
Scia 18th Jul 2017, 8:15 AM edit delete reply
From the general appearance, I think the attacks are all by the same guy. I was a bit confused, too. It does seem like there's not much to convey movement in that last panel.
Gilrandir 19th Jul 2017, 3:45 AM edit delete reply
Now it appears there is definitely a second guy. In panel 4 we see the guy in front of Nemi with three needles projecting between the fingers of his right hand. In panel 5 we see his left hand is empty. In panel 6, we see the guy jabbing Nemi has a single needle gripped in his right fist, while his left hand is empty.
dawndemonica 19th Jul 2017, 8:20 AM edit delete reply
No, it's the same guy. It's the artist's mistake for the placement of the needles in panel 5 when he lands. The artist was focused on a cool landing pose instead of weapon placement and continuity which is understandable. The needles are in the right hand in panel 4 and 6 so 5 must be the mistake. He is upside down in panel 4 which makes it harder to remember left and right for continuing panels. It can be embarrassing for stuff like this to be pointed out to them after production but as long as it does get pointed out they are less likely to make the mistake a second time.
rufiangel 19th Jul 2017, 6:51 PM edit delete reply
It's one guy, he's just that fast! I'm sorry it was confusing, guys. :'D

And I promise this isn't me making stuff up to cover mistakes (honest to goodness) - but the different hands holding weapons + the number of needles changing aren't a continuity error! Though I'm definitely guilty of those XD;;; It's simply that Jaguar doesn't have to be consistent, because he's that fast. In the next page first panel, he's already holding three needles again and I promise it's deliberate! :'D I hope it'll be easier to stomach when all viewed in sequence.

I just wanted to explain myself here just because I was like gaaaah this isn't an error XDD;;;; BUT of course I want you guys to always point out when you're confused, or think there's a continuity error. If it's fixable, I'll fix it! -v-)7

All in all, thanks both of you for deconstructing the panels and showing where I can improve in the future to reduce potential confusion going forward. :D I do appreciate it.
Gilrandir 19th Jul 2017, 10:44 PM edit delete reply
No worries, @rufiangel. As I noted in my original comment, it might be that he was just that fast. I just wanted to make sure. I still think you do a kick-a** comic with much wonderful stuff in it.
mjkj 20th Jul 2017, 3:08 AM edit delete reply
Seconded Gil!!!
dawndemonica 18th Jul 2017, 1:32 AM edit delete reply
Wouldn't be surprised if the new Thief gear gives her immunity to paralysis since that would be a Thief's greatest weakness (aside from falling in love with a potential target).
rufiangel 19th Jul 2017, 6:52 PM edit delete reply
Ahahaha, falling in love with a potential target would certainly bring all kinds of troubles...! (I'm thinking Strays right now XD)

I think I'll go ahead and confirm here that Nemi's new gear doesn't prevent paralysis, unfortunately. :') She'll definitely be wanting some kind of seal protection against status ailments after this encounter, though! (Assuming she survives.)
mjkj 20th Jul 2017, 3:10 AM edit delete reply
No, you no kill off Nemi! capice?

Matt Knab 18th Jul 2017, 3:37 AM edit delete reply
Matt Knab
No...we don't have our cleric here to cure status ailments!!
rufiangel 19th Jul 2017, 6:53 PM edit delete reply
Technically, he's only a few feet away or so XD but you're right, he's not quite here, in that sense... :'D Darnit, Cain! Be useful for once!
Seabiscuit 18th Jul 2017, 8:23 AM edit delete reply
Oh OW! In the NECK!? Ohhh gosh... D:
rufiangel 19th Jul 2017, 6:54 PM edit delete reply
There was definitely a higher chance to miss when aiming for her neck, especially with that choker on (that's supposed to help reduce attacks like this!) but Jaguar is a very confident dude :'D
Crestlinger 18th Jul 2017, 8:30 AM edit delete reply
A cat's one weakness, the Scruff.
rufiangel 19th Jul 2017, 6:55 PM edit delete reply
So true... XD;;; though I think if Jaguar bit her there like a mama cat, it would probably not quite give readers that impression... OTL
DLKmusic 19th Jul 2017, 1:54 AM edit delete reply
Recurring villians.... GAHGH
rufiangel 19th Jul 2017, 6:56 PM edit delete reply
My favourite kind of villain! ;D Though with possibly slightly more competence than Gilgamesh, or Team Rocket. Possibly. XD;;;
Scia 19th Jul 2017, 5:44 AM edit delete reply
Considering that Jaguar recognized the tag, I'm guessing tags are a kjinni thing.
rufiangel 19th Jul 2017, 6:56 PM edit delete reply
Scia, that observation is very astute! ;)
mjkj 20th Jul 2017, 3:13 AM edit delete reply
Oh, Scia, as I read your post above - I read Seia instead of Scia and was wondering why would Seia comment here??? - before I noticed it was saying Scia instead... XD

I guess I am too tired to read correctly... =S
The Accidental Ninja 20th Jul 2017, 7:30 AM edit delete reply
The Accidental Ninja
Sheesh, Jaguar, don't hurt Mike when he's not around!

In all seriousness, though, and putting aside my obvious and very large concern for Nemi; if all of these shenanigans STILL aren't catching Cain's attention, he must be REALLY deep down in a black hole... *is concerned* :S
rufiangel 31st Jul 2017, 3:05 PM edit delete reply
LOL, poor Jinn, he's taking the brunt for his pal! :'D

As for the not catching Cain's attention thing, I'm sure you've figured out now what's going on with the next page XD

Alicia 20th Jul 2017, 10:30 PM edit delete reply
Oh no! Not good! Not goooood! *Hits the panic button.*

...And what happened to "Bird Boy?" (I'm gonna keep using that because I think it's adorable. X3) I hope he's okay. x_x I HOPE EVERYONE IS OKAY!
rufiangel 31st Jul 2017, 3:06 PM edit delete reply
Aliciaaa :D

'Bird boy' XDD well, don't worry - he's definitely still alive, I would tell you if he wasn't XD <3

Don't worry, everyone's OKAY! As for how much you can trust me on this, I'll leave that to your discretion XD
Proxy170 21st Jul 2017, 3:10 AM edit delete reply
Holy crap, he's even faster than Nemi? O.O Kylie's definitely gonna have to watch out for this guy. And Cain better wake the HECK UP because your buddies need you!!!
rufiangel 31st Jul 2017, 3:09 PM edit delete reply
Yeppers, he is! -v-* To be fair... I think *errbody* has to watch out for him :'D <3

Cain is too happy snoozling away, let the baby lamb sleep <3 ;D (lolol)
mjkj 22nd Jul 2017, 2:45 PM edit delete reply
Thank you for informing us, Rufi <3

Enjoy a great time with you sister =D

mjkj 24th Jul 2017, 8:17 PM edit delete reply
Awww... Rufi... *huggus*

Thank you for notifying us <3

I hope you can make it... *hands over a big bottle of grand stamina potion*

Do not worry we will be here waiting and cheering you on... *more huggus*

rufiangel 31st Jul 2017, 3:09 PM edit delete reply
Thanks Mjkj, I appreciate the kind words and patience :)
megados 25th Jul 2017, 5:11 AM edit delete reply
Count me in as appreciating the notification! :)
rufiangel 31st Jul 2017, 3:10 PM edit delete reply
Cheers, megados! >3< Sorry for being a bit dodgy with updates lately :'D thanks for your patience!