Comic 589 - Smudged

8th May 2020, 6:00 PM in Chapter Nine
589 - Smudged
Average Rating: 5 (10 votes)
rufiangel 8th May 2020, 6:00 PM edit delete
Happy Friday folks! Fun fact: the smokesplosion Jaguar caused smells overpoweringly of lavender, on top of making it hard to see.

Thanks everyone for sharing what you've been upto entertainment-wise during this isolation period! >3<* The weather has been warming up considerably in Hong Kong, and I hope you guys have working fans/air-conditioners if things are heating up around you too. My A/C has been making super scary aircraft noises so it's on the fritz, sadly :'D (But I have a fan, so I can make do!)

Please stay safe everyone! It's a good time to reach out to friends and check in on them. :)

Thanks so much for reading, and see you guys next week!
MST3KFan 8th May 2020, 8:59 PM edit delete reply
MST3KFan was his whole purpose to rescue Ophelia?

If so, why wait so long?

And hopefully maybe Ophelia isn't as keen on their whole mission as she was in the beginning.
rufiangel 15th May 2020, 12:29 PM edit delete reply
Hmm, 'whole purpose'... I'd say that featured high on his priority list, though you can't say he didn't try nabbing Seia first XD

Jaguar was also very occupied and a far way off from Aen Luce not too long before this event, so you'll have to forgive him for taking a while :')

As for Ophelia, she is a very confused Danririn right now, mmhmm...
CiciEnixa 8th May 2020, 10:00 PM edit delete reply
XDDD This suddenly brought on the Dust-kidnapping-Mina memories. Ophelia, bop Jaguar on the head!!!

Would a tiny smudge render the whole manubar protection useless, or just that one spot? By JRPG logic I understand, but that means you have to make sure you always have a nice even space to make the circle and tell the whole party not to go smudging it.
rufiangel 15th May 2020, 12:31 PM edit delete reply
You know, that is a very apt comparison XDDD just two people not on the same page, doing the rescuing(?) and being rescued(?)! (Tbf Mina really needed to be not there XD)

Also, the smudge needs to actually cut the circuit completely; so a wee smudge wouldn't do it, but anything that breaks the connection would. Kinda like how you try to fill flats in PS sometimes but you didn't notice that the lines didn't connect somewhere by one or two pixels, so it messes up... :'D
Archangel Daniel 8th May 2020, 10:34 PM edit delete reply
Archangel Daniel
Aaaaaaand there goes Ophelia. Though does she want to go? Given what she now knows, the whole thing may well go upside-down. Does she try to explain things to Jaguar? Does Jaguar even want to listen?
rufiangel 15th May 2020, 12:32 PM edit delete reply
Many good questions! XD; Which she unfortunately isn't given much time to ponder as this whole thing goes down... :')
DLKmusic 9th May 2020, 5:15 AM edit delete reply
You done did it now, Jaguar... You pissed him off!

Don't make Saia angry. You wouldn't like him when he's angry...
rufiangel 15th May 2020, 12:33 PM edit delete reply
I definitely wouldn't like him when he's angry :'D he's honestly scary enough as is orz
megados 9th May 2020, 6:26 AM edit delete reply
Wait is this a kidnapping or a rescue? :D Hmmm.

Well, at least the smokescreen doesn't smell bad! LOL

Apparently the manubar circle has to be a "complete circuit"?

We haven't tried the A/C yet this year. There have been some warm days, and some of the trees are flowering, and flowers coming up and blooming, but there are a couple of hard freeze nights coming, so we spent the day covering sensitive plants and trees :( Oh well! XD

Glad to hear you're staying safe and well!
rufiangel 15th May 2020, 12:35 PM edit delete reply
That certainly is a blurry distinction in this scenario, when all participants have different ideas of what's going on here XD;;;

And it's true that the smokescreen does at least smell somewhat pleasant! Lol, like INTENSE HANDCREAM.

And you are correct re: manubar circle mechanics - you'll notice that the glow is no longer there on the smudged panel :')

Given I live in a concrete jungle, the idea of all this nature and hard freeze nights is very foreign to me o.o but it does sound like it's still quite cold over where you're at. Please stay safe! I'm sure these spring days will start warming up real soon though into the burst of summer heat we're already getting here XD;
Gilrandir 9th May 2020, 9:50 AM edit delete reply
Does Seia not still have Ophelia's dischold, though?

Oh well. Maybe Jaguar is carrying a spare one he can give her.
rufiangel 15th May 2020, 12:35 PM edit delete reply
A very astute observation, Gil! :D That does get addressed eventually ;D
mjkj 9th May 2020, 4:28 PM edit delete reply
Uh-oh... he stole Ophie!!! :o :o :o

Hmm, he can redraw the manubar line...

...but more importantly: what is that gas he released? an attraction to monsters? but then he and Ophie should also be affected by that... (until aired out...)

@alt text: yeah, so to speak - and the bargaining chip just got carried away - bridal style...
rufiangel 15th May 2020, 12:40 PM edit delete reply
Steal successful! Jaguar has (1) Ophelia in his inventory. :P

Manubar can be redrawn, but it takes a bit of time, unfortunately.

As for the smokescreen, it doesn't attract monsters per se, but it does impede sight and disorients whoever's in it for a little bit~
KAM 9th May 2020, 6:10 PM edit delete reply
He smudged the line? That's a foul and he loses points. ;-)
rufiangel 15th May 2020, 12:40 PM edit delete reply
Wait, who's the referee? XD
Prayformercy 10th May 2020, 11:25 PM edit delete reply
Fantastic work on the updates rufi! Cant wait to see where this goes :D , Stay safe and healthy.
rufiangel 15th May 2020, 12:40 PM edit delete reply
Aww geez, thank you mercy ;v;* I hope the following updates remain engaging! I pray that you, too, are remaining safe and healthy during these trying times.