Comic 646 - Stop it

20th Jun 2022, 6:00 PM in Chapter Nine
646 - Stop it
Average Rating: 5 (4 votes)
rufiangel 20th Jun 2022, 6:00 PM edit delete
Hey folks, thanks so much for your patience over the last couple of weeks. So, my wrist pain is persisting even with some rest, and I'm trying various remedies to get it to stop being such a pain. It's not so bad that I can't draw, though -- it's just that I can't draw for long periods at a time. I think for now, we're going to put the update schedule on a sort of weird "I'll update when the page is done" schedule, as it's taking me significantly longer to complete a page with the wrist issue because I'm trying to take it easy. I won't go on hiatus until my wrist heals completely because I have a feeling it's going to a lasting problem for a while; instead, I'll plug away at comics and upload probably once every 10 days or so. When the schedule can be back to a relatively normal weekly update, I will let you all know. >.<*

The mention of a weapon cache here was briefly alluded to here, with Michael giving a mini primer on Stiles Originals here, for those who would like a little refresher on these topics. :)

I hope you guys enjoyed today's update - the next one will come hopefully sooner rather than later. Thanks so much for reading! ;v;*
Stever 20th Jun 2022, 7:44 PM edit delete reply
Now that's what I call a scream.

Sorry to hear your wrist has been bothering you. It sucks when doing something you love hurst. I get the same thing in my back while playing guitar.
rufiangel 22nd Jul 2022, 3:04 PM edit delete reply
Reeeeeeee XD

I'm sorry to hear about your back, Stever! It really sucks when it hurts doing something you love, you are so right. I hope your back isn't treating you too badly. ;v;

My wrist seems to be doing a lot better lately, so thank you very much for your kind words. ;v;*
megados 20th Jun 2022, 8:00 PM edit delete reply

Sorry to hear your wrist is still sore. Maybe could you try a wrist brace for a while, at intervals?
rufiangel 22nd Jul 2022, 3:05 PM edit delete reply
I'd like to try a wrist brace, but I'm not sure where to get one! I've gotten a wrist wrap thing though that I'm trying out. I guess as long as it's feeling steady, it's okay? I hope. :'D
megados 23rd Jul 2022, 11:15 AM edit delete reply
Yes the object is to limit motion. There are varying degrees. What you have sounds like that which I was thinking of. It goes on and there are Velcro straps that close around. Sorry if I was too vague. :)
sigpig 20th Jun 2022, 9:19 PM edit delete reply
If it's this persistent, PLEASE get it checked out.
I have a buddy who had "sore wrists", and he eventually had Carpal Tunnel surgeries. The good thing is, they can be done in a Doctor's office in about 15 minutes, and the recovery isn't that long these days. It didn't take him long to get back fiddling with network cabling and cooking for his family.
rufiangel 22nd Jul 2022, 3:10 PM edit delete reply
Thank you sigpig for your advice. ;v;* I definitely do have a fear of carpal tunnel, it's like the one nightmare all artists may come up against and I used to have bad symptoms a while back, so I recognise the feeling. Luckily it feels a bit different; it's more like muscle strain. Ice packs have helped a lot and these days I don't need them, so I think I'm doing better :D

(Okay, okay, I admit I didn't get it checked out. The usual excuses, I was really busy, yada yada... but I know I should have. :'D I will if the really bad pains start again! I promise!)
melaredblu 20th Jun 2022, 11:58 PM edit delete reply
Huh. I didn't expect anybody to have some kind of sonic stun ability. Unless I'm forgetting something, that might be a new one in this comic.
rufiangel 22nd Jul 2022, 3:11 PM edit delete reply
Unless I'm forgetting something as well, I believe you are correct!

(I know, it's my comic, so I technically shouldn't forget anything and I'm usually pretty good but I will be the first to admit that sometimes I forget stuff :'D)
Evervigilant 21st Jun 2022, 7:09 PM edit delete reply
Wrist injuries can be nagging injuries that just don't seem to heal quickly. Not sure if you have tried a wrist brace or can, but it may help. My father had to wear one for about a month once when he twisted his. Also important to rest it and not overdo things. Get better, your health comes first.
rufiangel 22nd Jul 2022, 3:12 PM edit delete reply
Thank you Evervigilant for your kind words and advice! ;v;* I'm trying out a wrist wrap thing (I'm not sure what to call it and calling it a wrist wrapper just sounds wrong XD;) and things have been okay so far. Much better than it was a few weeks ago. I'll keep doing my best not to overdo ;v;* <3 (And I hope your dad's wrist is all good now!)
WitUnderPressure 23rd Jun 2022, 10:08 PM edit delete reply
Thanks for pushing through, despite the wrist pain. Don't push yourself too hard for our sake.
rufiangel 22nd Jul 2022, 3:13 PM edit delete reply
Thank you Wit! ;v;* (Every time I see your avatar I smile XD) My wrist no longer hurts as much as it did weeks ago. (In fact it hardly hurts anymore but I don't want to jinx myself saying that out loud.) (Did that count?) I appreciate your kind words ;v;**
mjkj 3rd Jul 2022, 5:32 PM edit delete reply
Nooooooo, do not hurt poor Rufi Nemi you thugs - you are worse than the danririn right now... 😱

*hugs and comforts Nemi*

Wooowww, you rock Naru *pats Naru* 😲

I hope they will not hurt poor Naru... 😱

@alt text: outch that is some scream...

@R/N: *hugs Rufi* please take care of yourself and your hands - and please do not overdo it...
Thank you for the links 💗
rufiangel 22nd Jul 2022, 3:16 PM edit delete reply
I'm not sure if you meant Rufi or Nemi in your first line XD but either way... violence is certainly rarely the answer! (Only sometimes.)

This is an example of a songweaving ability manifesting without Naru directly meaning to!

Also I will do my best ;v;* Thanks so, so much for your patience - you and all my dear readers. I appreciate it from the bottom of my heart. <3
mjkj 23rd Jul 2022, 12:39 AM edit delete reply
*lol* I meant Nemi, but I heard that poor Rufi had some issues, too...*many huggus*

ok, corrected...
sigpig 23rd Jul 2022, 1:20 AM edit delete reply
This is straight out of "Kung Fu Hustle"... lol
Ruxin 23rd Jul 2022, 3:43 AM edit delete reply
Like how you worked in that "stooop", great looking page as always.