Comic 599 - Sword's got personality

14th Aug 2020, 6:00 PM in Chapter Nine
599 - Sword's got personality
Average Rating: 5 (7 votes)
rufiangel 14th Aug 2020, 6:00 PM edit delete
Heya folks, happy Friday! :)

What Kylie is referring to is basically their first meeting; it's kind of funny how I forgot to actually explain how Michael knew she was a Lethian Knight from just looking. XD; This is a very belated explanation for that roughly 565 strips later, lol. (There is a side-story I never quite got around to drawing where Mike and Kylie go shopping in Spherea Village for Cain's coat, which was where I was planning to slip in how Mikey knew Kylie's Lethian Knight identity by her sword. That side-story hasn't materialised yet, but I might slip that in whenever I get a print or PDF version of the comic up for grabs...)

"Stiles Originals" are not confined to just weapons, for the record~

IRL: It's been pretty crazy time for me lately with all the packing, so I beg your patience in regard to the next update. Given that it's #600 I'd like to prep something or the other in commemoration (as I tend to do every 100 strips :P) but it's pretty hard to do that with everything going on! I'll try though. If I don't think I can update in good time, I'll be sure to holler here beforehand.

Thank you all so much for your understanding and kind words <3 ;v;* I really am blessed with such great readers, thank you for reading! <3
rufiangel 21st Aug 2020, 12:03 AM edit delete
Hey everyone - looks like I'll need to delay the update to this weekend, pretty much as expected to be honest, lol. Lots happening on my end but I hope you guys will like what's coming up! :D Thanks so much for your patience!
KAM 14th Aug 2020, 6:22 PM edit delete reply
So it's a weapon that can gain new powers should the writer write themselves into a corner? Okay! ;-)
rufiangel 23rd Aug 2020, 11:00 PM edit delete reply
Shhhh, Convenient Sword is a powerful weapon in any author's arsenal XD
mjkj 14th Aug 2020, 7:37 PM edit delete reply
Yeah, let us hope they are compatible...

...I guess the sword would gain ice-powers... =)

@alt text: I hope it will find her worthy...

@a/n: well, now we know (...and I really hope you will get to that side story eventually - and thank you for the link) <3
Oh, wow... #600 ahead... :o
*many huggus*
mjkj 16th Aug 2020, 3:46 PM edit delete reply
...maybe Michael will be the next generation Stiles??? :o
rufiangel 23rd Aug 2020, 11:01 PM edit delete reply
With Kylie already being an ice-wielder, the sword gaining ice powers would result in double ice frenzy XD brrrrr!

I also hope to one day get around to eventually churning out all the side-content I've always wanted to do. >.<*
mjkj 26th Aug 2020, 6:23 AM edit delete reply
Would be great 😃👍♥️
megados 14th Aug 2020, 9:05 PM edit delete reply
The smiths have basically arcane skills to be able to do that. It seems akin to the Harry Potter paradigm with wands: you don't really choose it; it chooses you. Or am I interpreting this wrong?

Good luck, and smooth sailing on your moving endeavor! I hope the craziness works in your favor! Take care and stay safe!
rufiangel 23rd Aug 2020, 11:03 PM edit delete reply
That's an interesting comparison, and it works in the sense that the ability to imbue "personalities" into items is the "entity" (if that's the right term) that chooses the smith. The weapons themselves will behave like Harry Potter wands to an extent, but a little more like actual... well, you'll see XD

Thanks very much for all the well wishes - moving is a colossal pain so I can use all the well wishes I can get I realise, lol. Much thanks, and I hope you're staying safe too X3
DLKmusic 15th Aug 2020, 3:35 AM edit delete reply
When Kylie was first given the sword I cracked a joke about talking blades, and you mentioned the sword getting abandonment issues.... If it develops new abilities depending on the user, this personality would actually make sense!

Sword: "Don't leave me, I can CHANGE" ***Lightning strike*** "SEE???"
DLKmusic 15th Aug 2020, 7:17 AM edit delete reply
speaking of abandonment issues...
rufiangel 23rd Aug 2020, 11:04 PM edit delete reply
LOL oh no, that would be very annoying XDD though you know... potentially possible? ;)

As for what kind of abilities a Stiles Original might gain depending on its user, we'll see~ ;)
CiciEnixa 15th Aug 2020, 8:31 AM edit delete reply
So Stiles isn't a specific person, it's a title! He doesn't mention it being a family thing so... maybe it's a talent that someone is born with or a talent that a Stiles can pass on to a worthy successor?

These weapons make me think they're kinda like the type of gear you would win from epic boss fights with absurd stats and abilities.

Your note about Stiles Originals not being confined to weapons mildly concerns me, though, because I wonder if there was just a time when a Stiles smith just... made socks. All the time. But they were like the best socks ever XD
Just_IDD 17th Aug 2020, 2:26 PM edit delete reply
Well, after having some really good socks, and some not quite so good socks, I'd definitely look forward to some stiles originals.
rufiangel 23rd Aug 2020, 11:07 PM edit delete reply
@Just_IDD: Socks so good they blow your socks off ;D
rufiangel 23rd Aug 2020, 11:06 PM edit delete reply
@Cici-muffin: Fufufu~ we'll see if I can fit in more info about Stiles and how the whole title thing works in this chapter XD but even if it's not addressed here, it'll probably get addressed later ;)

And I'd love to try on a pair of The Best Socks Ever, though if they have personalities I can't help but think of those socks in Harry Potter that start yelling if they start getting too smelly XD
A. Moose 15th Aug 2020, 2:05 PM edit delete reply
Apparently just about the only transport available is to walk. That makes socks quite a lot more important that they might seem at first glance. I'd also imagine the market for socks is bigger than for, say, swords.
rufiangel 23rd Aug 2020, 11:08 PM edit delete reply
It is definitely the most commonly used mode of transport, them feets XD that said, there are other modes but they're uncommon for various reasons. I should be able to get into that eventually when the characters need to start considering them ;)

But yeah, socks would be pretty important considering that now that you mention it o-o
mjkj 21st Aug 2020, 1:41 AM edit delete reply
Thank you for keeping us posted *hugs* <3

No worries, Rufi - we all will await the update with baited breath ;)
rufiangel 23rd Aug 2020, 11:08 PM edit delete reply
Thanks so much for your boundless patience, mjkj <3 it's much appreciated! ;v;*
megados 21st Aug 2020, 4:15 AM edit delete reply
Thanks for the heads up. Take whatever time you need, and stay safe!
rufiangel 23rd Aug 2020, 11:09 PM edit delete reply
Thank you megados for your kind understanding >3<** I hope you also are staying safe, sane and healthy in the meantime!