Comic 598 - We're going after her

7th Aug 2020, 6:00 PM in Chapter Nine
598 - We're going after her
Average Rating: 5 (10 votes)
rufiangel 7th Aug 2020, 6:00 PM edit delete
Hey guys, thanks for your patience over the break in July! :)

For full context, the memory Michael is dwelling on there is from this moment in time~ There hasn't been a whole lot of explanation given for the significance of Kylie's gift from the Defender, so hopefully the next page will provide a spot of that.

I'm getting ready to move into a new place this month, so things are going to be pretty hectic. On the upside, though, I'm currently not working so I do have some flexibility there! I'll do my best to keep the updates coming but it's only fair to warn ahead of time that there might be a hiccup or two. I'll do my darndest to keep things going however!

I hope everyone has been staying safe and sound during these trying times. I've been super blessed to have such amazing supporters and readers as yourselves. ;v;* Thank you for reading, and see you all next week! <3
mjkj 7th Aug 2020, 6:06 PM edit delete reply
Michael is very protective of Nemi <3

Stiles original is immediately recognized...

@a/n: you are welcome
...and thank you for the links
I hope your move will be going fine...
*many huggus*
rufiangel 14th Aug 2020, 4:59 PM edit delete reply
That's an astute observation~ ;3

Mikey goes on to explain a bit about Stiles originals in the next update, which I hope grants readers a bit more understanding and maybe expectations for Kylie's new sword. :3

I'm glad if the links are helpful as always :D and thank you for your well wishes re: the impending move. It's a lot of work!! @_@;;
robert 7th Aug 2020, 6:20 PM edit delete reply
That feeling when you encounter a super rare item that is totally your thing, and you know even the knockoffs are worth more than you have ever owned... and somehow you just can't focus on the bad stuff in life for a bit.

Knowing Mikey there, he's too likely to feel guilty about this. :(
rufiangel 14th Aug 2020, 5:01 PM edit delete reply
It's all good, I cut away before his self-condemnation and guilt set in, you'll see in the next update ;) (jk)

Mikey is a big seal nerd; if he sees an interesting one, he definitely gets distracted from things for a while XD
Headgamer 7th Aug 2020, 8:27 PM edit delete reply
Yay new update!

Moving can be a pain so if you need to pause again that’s ok. Regardless I hope you and your family are doing well.

I’m honestly glad Mic is taking Nemi vanishing so well. They are going after her so there is not much else any of them can do for the moment, but I half expected him to break camp that instant and trigger a montage of him crossing the desert alone in a desperate race to catch up to her. XD
rufiangel 14th Aug 2020, 5:05 PM edit delete reply
Thanks Headgamer, I'm aware that moving stuff has been something you're only too familiar with as of late XD I appreciate the well wishes, thank you <3 :3

I like to think that Michael is a very calm and patient person, so even under great pressure; his fight against Leela in Chapter 5, where he was forced to face off against his best friend's corpse, is an example of him being able to stay strong even when he's internally screaming. XP That's not to say you won't see his patience sorely tested in this chapter, though... and that's all I'm saying for now! ;P
megados 7th Aug 2020, 8:32 PM edit delete reply
Ah yes, if you want to impress/distract, whip out the Stiles Original! :D

Aww Michael is sweet in wishing he could have seen her off. (or tried to keep her there) You can feel his sadness.

Hectic-ness can help distract away from the craziness of the rest of the world these days. Use it to help you, and stay safe. Don't worry about hiccups on top of everything else!
rufiangel 14th Aug 2020, 5:08 PM edit delete reply
Party entering a lull? Conversation starting to taper off into dead ends? Introducing the Stiles Original, bound to distract all the weapon buffs in the house long enough for you to make a quick getaway!

I'm glad if this page expresses how Michael feels acutely ;v;* I've missed drawing him in the story! (Jinn doesn't count lol)

Thanks so much for your kind understanding btw. It certainly helps amid all this craziness! <3
Matt Knab 7th Aug 2020, 8:38 PM edit delete reply
Matt Knab
We've got to get the gang back together!
It's nice to see Kylie and Cain again, and I can't wait to see them in action!
rufiangel 14th Aug 2020, 5:09 PM edit delete reply
You're right, Matt - it just isn't the same without the Kijini mascot! :P

Kidding aside, it's been nice to draw Cain and Kylie again - but I think it's only fair of me to say that this chapter doesn't put the spotlight on them as much as it does on some other characters. Still, they'll have their moments... ;)
Allzephyr 8th Aug 2020, 2:37 AM edit delete reply
Extreme Mike fanboying incoming.
rufiangel 14th Aug 2020, 5:09 PM edit delete reply
D'aww Zeph XD <333 that makes me smile lolol
CiciEnixa 8th Aug 2020, 8:20 AM edit delete reply
*baby sobbing* He cares so much for Nemi... Donchu worry Mikey, you're all gonna go after her and Nemi's gonna make it out of this better than great!

I really love that sheath, and Mikey probably will gush over it too lol

May all be well before, during, and after ze moving process, rufi!
rufiangel 14th Aug 2020, 5:13 PM edit delete reply
XD Ahahaha Cici-muffin <333 *hugs* we'll see~ surely I wouldn't put them through the wringer and have them all face serious trials in this chapter, right? :DDD

Also I have very happy you like the sheath <3 especially because I was forced to recreate the sheath reference I'd made from scratch again when I couldn't find it for the life of me TvT;;;

Thanks very much for the well wishes! <3 Moving is a pain :'D
KAM 8th Aug 2020, 1:11 PM edit delete reply
Crestlinger 8th Aug 2020, 2:40 PM edit delete reply
Hell of a prize for 'winning' the tournament.

If you're ever in need of a reference resource for medieval weapons, armour etc. for ideas and function I have two:
Really good stuff therein

Stay safe, sane, and scrubbed.
rufiangel 14th Aug 2020, 5:15 PM edit delete reply
Oh man, now that you mention it Kylie won by default once her final opponent got DQ-ed XD; hmmmmmm yes, yes, let's say the sword was her pseudo-prize for that! :D

Also, those are really great references! O-O* Thank you so much!

And please, you too ;v;*)/
DLKmusic 9th Aug 2020, 2:46 AM edit delete reply
YEAY for the talking sword with abandonment issues!!!!!
(created by his own mentor, no less)
Keep safe, Rufi, you're in my prayers
rufiangel 14th Aug 2020, 5:16 PM edit delete reply
LOL oh boy. But would a sword prefer to be left unused in storage, or back out in the open again, even if with a different owner? How loyal are swords anyway? *pondering face*

And thank you very kindly DLK :) Please stay safe and sound too!
MST3KFan 9th Aug 2020, 12:27 PM edit delete reply
Go! Save Nemi! It must be done!
rufiangel 14th Aug 2020, 5:17 PM edit delete reply
Absolutely, MST3K! It's at the top of their agenda :D

(For my sake as much as Nemi's honestly XD)
Scia 9th Aug 2020, 1:21 PM edit delete reply
Ah. I noticed that Jinn and Mikey commented about listening to Stiles (or not XD) in the earlier pages, as if they know this Stiles person, closely. I'm thinking maybe they're students or something. =3

Seems like we're gonna get the details, soon. ^w^ Looking forward to it.

And I really hope things are going well for you, Rufi, with everything going on. 3=
rufiangel 14th Aug 2020, 5:21 PM edit delete reply
Dang, good catch Scia XD it was a while back so I wasn't sure people would pick up on it!

There is a more obscure mention of Stiles that infers more strongly what the relationship between Mikey and Stiles is on this Q&A page, if you'd like more hints :D

Thank you so very much for your kind words Scia - I hope you and yours are staying safe and healthy yourself. :)
The Accidental Ninja 13th Aug 2020, 1:56 AM edit delete reply
The Accidental Ninja
Hmm... I have this thought in my head that Mikey and Jinn are students of this Stiles person, but I can't remember where this piece of info came from x'D
(Edit: looks like I'm not the only person here who noticed that, ok, guess I'm not crazy haha)

Take care of yourself Rufi <3
rufiangel 14th Aug 2020, 5:22 PM edit delete reply
You are not crazy indeed! XD I'm glad this info somehow entered the subconscious LOL. There'll be more details revealed on their relationship in this chapter :D

Also, thank you very much dear <3 you too, please continue to stay safe and sound! >3<*)/