Comic 655 - Must be consequences

16th Sep 2022, 6:00 PM in Chapter Nine
655 - Must be consequences
Average Rating: 5 (4 votes)
rufiangel 16th Sep 2022, 6:00 PM edit delete
Heya folks, happy Friday! :)

So this seems like a good pause point :P Next week, I will take a break to build some buffer. SF will be back 30th September! Thanks very much for your understanding. ;v;* And thank you very much for reading! >3<*
rufiangel 29th Sep 2022, 11:15 AM edit delete
Hey everyone, sorry - the next update may be delayed by a couple of days, it's been taking a minute to get them right (I hope you'll understand why once you see them). Thank you for your kind patience! ;v;*
rufiangel 7th Oct 2022, 11:31 AM edit delete
Sorry guys! I got kind of waylaid by trying to do October art prompts on top of comic-ing and uhm, it turns out I'm not very good at multi-tasking and I dropped the ball on SF ;;; OTL I'm so sorry. Please give me another few days. ;v;*

As for the prompts, though, if you are interested, the art I've done so far is below! They're based on several prompt lists, one of which is my own :3

Art dump below:

1. Rune + Magician

2. "Take a bow." + Enchanted Forest + Burned

3. Teacup + Cosmic Ocean

4. Sweater Weather

5. Whisper + Spring Dawn
rufiangel 14th Oct 2022, 2:09 PM edit delete
Hey guys, sorry about the constant delay. I have realised I cannot do art prompts and SF at the same time :'D It's hard! But to be honest, I've really been enjoying doing prompts this month so far. It's been fun getting out of my usual SF routine and doing weird, fun and silly things.

Thinking of it as something I'm doing to ensure the long-term health of my creativity (lol), I'd like to put SF on pause this October and kick it back up again in November. I apologise for not seeing this coming in advance. >.<

I know not everyone is here for art prompts, but I thought I'd go ahead and share the last week's worth of them here:

6. Crossroads

7. Halo

8. Cocktail (Can you guess which one is depicted below? :P)

9. "Ora ora ora ora!"

10. Whiskers + Rainbow Swamp

11. Creep

12. Beautiful Monster + Sword & Jewel + Extra Limbs
13. Veins

Thank you for your understanding, and sorry again for my total goober-ness about the update schedule ;v;* (Sorry Nemi, hang in there!)
rufiangel 24th Oct 2022, 12:02 PM edit delete
Hey guys, I've been completely floored by Covid OTL Sorry for the long delay in updates here. Doing my best to recover but still pretty darn sick. ;_;

More prompt art below, with some WIPs:

14. "Don't underestimate me."

15. Bloody

16. Bound

17. Precious

18. Wings

19. Storm

20. "Roll the dice."

21. Break

22. Hide

23. Puppet
rufiangel 28th Oct 2022, 9:18 PM edit delete
Hey folks, I'm on the mend~ more prompt art here, with the next update hopefully wrapping up all the prompt art and delivering you with actual SF news XD

24. Circles

25. Falling

26. Innocence

27. Trapped
rufiangel 7th Nov 2022, 9:55 PM edit delete
Hey everyone, I know I've been real bad about updating the A/N! But here's the last of the art prompts. I had a lot of fun doing them and I'm glad I did all 31, but it certainly was a challenge :'D

28. "Remember me."

29. Blossom

30. Clock

31. Mask

I'm working on the next comic update now :D thanks for your patience and support, everyone <3
rufiangel 13th Dec 2022, 9:21 AM edit delete
I'm so sorry everyone for being MIA for so long. After I told myself to never be like this again! >.< Again, my apologies, all.

I've started a new job and I'm enjoying it (!!!) so far, and I do believe I'm starting to get the hang of the new routine. I've been picking very gently away at the next few SF strips and I realise I don't want to post until I've got buffer again, because the next sequence is a bit of a doozy. (You'll see what I mean!)

The holiday season will be busy with festivities but I think I should have time to hunker down and work on stuff again. I'll post a date for when I have a clearer idea for the next update.

Thank you all so much for your patience and concern ;3; I'm sorry I'm such a butt sometimes!
Oliver Twist 16th Sep 2022, 6:48 PM edit delete reply
Please, Sir, I want some more.
ptmc 16th Sep 2022, 8:40 PM edit delete reply
The username makes this comment so much better
megados 16th Sep 2022, 8:03 PM edit delete reply
Hoo Boy, what a place for a cliffhanger. You are truly evil, Rufi! (J/K) :D
sigpig 16th Sep 2022, 10:49 PM edit delete reply
So, yeah. She WAS convicted of Stupidity.

I honestly think the sentence won't be that severe. I have no idea what a Lifetime Tag is (I am guessing that would make her unemployable, ban her from the Guilds, etc), and the fine would be severe (how is she going to pay back her debt if she's unemployable?) but I just don't see that happening.

Nemi is being given her ONE warning. Yes, the sentence should be strict enough to teach her a lesson, but it seems as if the extenuating circumstances are overriding the "standard" punishments. Maybe a Time-Limit Tag and a fine stiff enough to be serious, but nowhere near ruinous...
Evervigilant 6th Nov 2022, 8:23 PM edit delete reply
I"m guessing maybe banishment. Cast her out and she can never return, see her family etc.
melaredblu 16th Sep 2022, 11:11 PM edit delete reply
Exile? C'mooooon exile. Anything to get her away from this courtroom as fast as possible.
Gilrandir 17th Sep 2022, 2:42 AM edit delete reply
Guys, it's a STORY. Obviously, as a licensed adventurer, she is going to be sentenced to track down the cache of weapons that they are all looking for and no one has found yet. ^_^ Especially since this generation's Stiles owes her, big-time.
Wido 17th Sep 2022, 3:38 AM edit delete reply
"... I sentence you to adopt a mutt. You must feed him, pet him, clean up it's mess, and make sure it's a happy boi. Case closed"
Archangel Daniel 17th Sep 2022, 5:01 AM edit delete reply
Archangel Daniel
Aaaand things are going pear-shaped in 3... 2... 1...
mjkj 19th Sep 2022, 3:41 PM edit delete reply
Poor Nemi *hugs her*

the kangaroos have decided...

@R/N: enjoy the li'l break ♡ *hugs Rufi* and try to get some Rufi-time in as well...
mjkj 30th Sep 2022, 6:26 PM edit delete reply
@R/N2: *hugs Rufi* thank you for keeping us posted. And take care of yourself ♡
megados 30th Sep 2022, 8:08 PM edit delete reply
Archangel Daniel 7th Oct 2022, 7:15 PM edit delete reply
Archangel Daniel
I don't want to sound like a broken record, but seriously - when the comic comes, it comes. Just relax :)

As for the art prompts: love them!
megados 7th Oct 2022, 8:21 PM edit delete reply
Take your time, Rufi. The art prompts look like fun. So . . . that means take the time to have fun!
mjkj 9th Oct 2022, 3:38 PM edit delete reply
mjkj 9th Oct 2022, 3:43 PM edit delete reply
@R/N3: *hugs Rufi*

...seems like you did heed my advice to get some Rufi-time in... ♡ is good that you did - it prevents you burning out on the comic... ♡

the art is lovely - thank you for sharing *hugs*

...and thank you for keeping us posted ♡

Edit: same for @R/N4
Edit: @R/N 5-7: thank you for sharing the lovely art with us ♡
...and glad to hear you are doing better ♡♡♡ *many huggus*
DLKmusic 12th Oct 2022, 2:32 AM edit delete reply
Don't mind me, just admiring these awesome Art Prompts.
if I'm good, can I have a cup of cosmic coffee?
WitUnderPressure 14th Oct 2022, 11:21 PM edit delete reply
It's good to take a break every now and then. Try something different... enjoy some change... Thanks for sharing the prompts, they look great.
mjkj 16th Oct 2022, 5:40 AM edit delete reply
megados 18th Oct 2022, 8:09 PM edit delete reply
It is good that you're digging the art prompts! It seems like a good break for you. Happiness +10!
Eren 12th Nov 2022, 5:01 AM edit delete reply
Those prompt pieces are gorgeous. I may have said "oh, wow" at a few of them while scrolling through.

Glad you could take a break and enjoy the change of pace for a bit!
Evervigilant 1st Dec 2022, 5:59 PM edit delete reply
Any word from Rufi lately? Sort of worried.
megados 3rd Dec 2022, 3:54 AM edit delete reply
She is on Discord at times. Basically she's OK, but it's not my story to tell, so I'll leave it at that. :)
Evervigilant 5th Dec 2022, 8:04 AM edit delete reply
Fair enough and thanks. At least I know she's ok more or less.
Zane 14th Dec 2022, 4:05 PM edit delete reply
Probably won’t get a new chapter until like February or later. Oh well gotta put this to the back of my mind and come back a year later
MysticJanus 18th Dec 2022, 9:30 AM edit delete reply
Rufi you butt!
Thank you for the update! I'm glad to hear that things are going well for you. Don't worry about taking extra time to build up a buffer; we know SF is well worth the wait! Anyway, happy holidays to you and yours, Rufi!
Guest 29th Dec 2022, 2:08 AM edit delete reply
I kinda hate that lady tbh 😐
Leafia_Barrett 31st Dec 2022, 7:38 AM edit delete reply
Not a fan of this lady, but I imagine that's the point...
Anon 2nd Feb 2023, 5:20 AM edit delete reply
Fun fact I was reminded of earlier! This comic is why I joined CF a few years ago. I binged it on Tapastic until I ran out of pages, I couldn't put it down long enough to wait for the next update, so I created an account here to binge the rest of the pages. <3
WitUnderPressure 4th Feb 2023, 2:22 AM edit delete reply
Every week, i check for updates before scrolling down to the bottom for the ComicFury link, and every time I find myself stopping to look at the art in the author's comments.

I can honestly say I never get tired of looking at them. As I said before, take your time. I'd rather you be happy to continue than force yourself for our sake and become bitter or burned out.
Evervigilant 20th Mar 2023, 8:18 PM edit delete reply
Still hoping to see you back and updating soon.
Neepsnikeep 23rd Apr 2023, 8:16 PM edit delete reply
This is a great comic! Take your time. As much as I'd love having this cliffhanger resolved, I value more that the story is told to the end. And that only works if you can work on it long term. So, continue when you really feel like it!