Comic 444 - Flame Pillar

13th Jun 2016, 1:00 AM in Chapter Seven
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444 - Flame Pillar
Average Rating: 5 (10 votes)

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rufiangel 13th Jun 2016, 1:00 AM edit delete
Hey guys, here's the late update! I hope you enjoy it, despite its lateness. Thanks for being so patient.

As you might guess, the next update originally scheduled for Monday the coming week will have to be postponed. I'm afraid I'm not sure when the next update will go up, but I promise this spotty update schedule won't be for much longer. I'm aiming for one more update this coming week before I take a short break. IAGW, when I return, it'll be back to regularly scheduled updates as per the usual! :)

I have a REALLY gorgeous treat for you guys by the wonderfully talented and super-sweet-and-awesome reader Digi5, inspired by the fanart of Kylie on the beach Cici-muffin did a small while ago!


<333 It's just the most adorable thing, and I *love* everything about it! *Especially* the little fishies on a stick XD <333 *hugs Digi* thanks so much!! ;3;* (I'm pretty sure you are blessing all the Nemi fans too here XDD)

Uhmu... oh yeah, the buff that Cain uses in this page is actually the spell he tried to use way back in Chapter Two, on this page; it's a defense boost! (You can read the alt-text on that page to learn the same thing XD) He failed back then as he was prioritising all the wrong actions as a 100% newbie. Now that he's less green (just slightly XD) I finally got the chance to show Cain using a buff properly! Atta, boy. ;)

Okay, enough sleepy ramblings from me. Sorry, once again, for the lack of responsiveness to comments in general but it's on my to-do list!

Thanks so, so much for reading. When the next update is ready to go up, I'll blast out an announcement!

rufiangel 17th Jun 2016, 9:25 PM edit delete
Hey guys, so sorry, I ended up not being able to finish the page I wanted to for this week after all. I'm in the airport now, heading out and gonna be back next Monday. I'll have a more concrete plan for updates when I'm back. Thanks for your patience!!
rufiangel 21st Jun 2016, 12:56 AM edit delete


mjkj 13th Jun 2016, 1:47 AM edit delete reply
*lol* Kylie is just sooo confident... XD

*lol* Maddie is complaining - and I like the hourglass there...

Awww... Cain is concerned for Maddie - sooo touching...

@alt text: ??? sorry I do not know what you are hinting at... - though congratulations on comic #444 =D

@author notes: You are welcome :) and thank you for your effort... *hugs*

Please find a schedule that works for you - even if you have to go to one update a week...

@fan art: Awwww... Neeemmmmiiiiii!!! <3 <3 <3

Please get enough rest, Rufi...

Jarvi 13th Jun 2016, 2:40 AM edit delete reply
I think Kylie brought him along to test him out as well :)
Headgamer 13th Jun 2016, 4:19 AM edit delete reply
I get that feeling as well.
Kat 13th Jun 2016, 3:08 AM edit delete reply
Kylie's in a bit of a bad mood, huh?

also, re: author notes: don't worry! don't stress yourself out! :)
Headgamer 13th Jun 2016, 4:20 AM edit delete reply
No worries, it was a great strip late or not.

Nice fan art Digi5!
MST3KFan 13th Jun 2016, 6:10 AM edit delete reply
Don't worry, rufi. People should be able to understand that life/work/school can get in the way for everyone at some point or another.

As far as the comic. Heh. Nice to see Madou actually being a bit on edge for once.
Cain seems particularly worried about working alongside him. Though given he was their enemy previously, I'm not surprised.

And that Nemi fanart... :3
Digi5 13th Jun 2016, 11:23 PM edit delete reply
It is nice to see Madou being on edge for once. He's usually smug (or off on the edges of conversation where people can only guess his intentions)
azureXtwilight 13th Jun 2016, 9:00 AM edit delete reply
Don't worry, Madou can really support himself just fine even if he's a little dum-dum!
Slim Kittens 13th Jun 2016, 10:09 AM edit delete reply
Slim Kittens
"Shut up, Cain! Quit being the voice of reason!"

As for bikini Nemi....o_0
Seabiscuit 13th Jun 2016, 11:07 AM edit delete reply
Gosh, even Madou lost his grin a bit, haha!
Gotta sort out them hotkeys? Haha ~ >D
(Ahh I hope you have a nice break, you deserve it! :D)
TheD-Wrek 13th Jun 2016, 11:58 AM edit delete reply
Beautiful page. Especially that fire effect.


Madou... you've grown on me. I like dis guy. Which means there's gonna be a double cross or a death or something down the road. >_>
KAM 13th Jun 2016, 4:38 PM edit delete reply
What are those creatures? Hooded Deer? Cloaked Centaurs? 0_o

I don't get the 444 ref either.

Interesting to see Madou get flustered here, but then he's never been much of a team player, has he?
Anonymous Dragon 22nd Jun 2016, 7:51 AM edit delete reply
4 in Chinese is a lot like the word for death. Rufi herself is from Hong Kong, so it makes sense to her
KAM 22nd Jun 2016, 6:14 PM edit delete reply
Oh, yes. Forgot about that.

Makes me wonder how the comic book The Fantastic Four did when/if it was released over there. ;-)
Matt Knab 13th Jun 2016, 5:22 PM edit delete reply
Matt Knab
Well, define "safe". Because with or without him, I don't think that word applies to what we're doing...

Awesome special effects, but poor critters. :(
CiciEnixa 13th Jun 2016, 10:00 PM edit delete reply
That is a most gorgeous beach Nemi right there <3

And omg, 444, that is... terrifyingly appropriate as a marker for the mass death of the hoodie cent-harts (yes i am calling them that XD). Even more so when you realize the horrible flaming deaths are in the 4th panel.

Cain... you have asked a very good question, and I shall back you up on this. I find the thought of a buffed Madou to be a bit terrifying. Not as much as "buff" Madou, but ya know XDDD
Digi5 13th Jun 2016, 11:11 PM edit delete reply
Ah, ha, so that's what the alt text meant! I didn't get it until I read this comment. I forgot that the number 4 means death in Chinese culture. Rufi is from Hong Kong...
Digi5 13th Jun 2016, 11:34 PM edit delete reply
How strong is Madou? That's a great question cliffhanger! XP ...although, with buffs, he was able to hold his own in a fight against Kylie.

Thank you, Rufi, for liking the fanart! <3 And for everyone else who liked the fanart as well! :3 It took awhile to do, and I'm very glad it turned out successful.
Guest 14th Jun 2016, 7:47 AM edit delete reply
good strategy though. Keep Cain too busy healing and buffing to think about how he can't and his chains. Keep Madou too busy saving their asses to plot.
Nef 15th Jun 2016, 4:28 AM edit delete reply
Cain's worries might prove to be accurate.

And love the FISHKABOBS!
Outlaw 20th Jun 2016, 10:00 PM edit delete reply
Hahah, Madou's a baaaaaad man!
I also love the little "loading menu" symbol has he turns away. Excellent touch.

Also, Cain's asking all the right questions. Seems like Madou might be a bit OP right now.
mjkj 21st Jun 2016, 5:23 PM edit delete reply
@author picture note: Awww... *hugs Rufi*

Take your time... and see you next month :)


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