Comic 497 - A bad feeling

10th Apr 2017, 6:00 PM in Chapter Eight
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497 - A bad feeling
Average Rating: 5 (14 votes)

Author Notes:

rufiangel 10th Apr 2017, 6:00 PM edit delete
Happy Monday, folks! :D

It was my birthday last week, but because I was down with a virus I wasn't up to much XD;; (second year in a row, can you believe it?) Thank you everyone for your well wishes and kind words of comfort during the downtime! ;v;***

And I got some really awesome gifts, too! <3

Gladewalker sent in some wonderful fanart of Mikey not on my birthday but a while back, but I haven't been able to upload it until now ^^; sorryyy T_T AND THEN he followed it up with a really adorable Nemi on my actual birthday!!


Aren't they just the sweetest?? ;v;*** Thank you so much Gladewalker, I really am so happy to receive fanart from you!! <333 Thank you always for your wonderful support on FB for SF! ;v;***

I also received a lovely gift from Cici-muffin...


The awesome CiciEnixa of From Dust to Ruination fame created a prototype Pocket Kylie (ver 1.0) for my birthday this year, and she has graciously allowed me to share it with the general public even though it is 'technically' incomplete (resulting in random white blob). But for the most part the basic animations are done and it's the most wonderful present ever, and I just thought it was too wonderful NOT to share! XD; So here's the text she sent me alongside this gift:

"If you are reading this, congratulations! You are now the proud owner of the Serpamia Flare Pocket Kylie v.1.0.0 with the Calm OS! You are free to let your Pocket Kylie wander as she pleases. No need to fret about her needs. The SF Pocket Kylie is fully independent and can hunt anything up to twice her size to feed herself for as long as two weeks per hunting session. Please just make sure not to leave hot objects near your Pocket Kylie or remind her of terrible memories, as she may detect this as a virus and run a Lethiace Control Failure system quarantine. This is easily remedied if you place an SF Pocket Lyn or an SF Pocket Cain in the same desktop as your Pocket Kylie.

Thank you for choosing Muffin Corp for your chibis of mass distraction purchases!"


Download Pocket Kylie 1.0 (Shimeji) here!


(BTW: If you have a 64-bit system, this will not run without some tweaking; I have a 64-bit system myself. ;v;* To get it to run, you can follow the instructions here.)

(fine print: we do not take any responsibility for any freezing of computers Pocket Kylie 1.0 LCFs may cause, please direct all complaints to Muffin Corp's non-existent customer service coldline)

I love it to bits, thank you so much Cici-muffin ;v;***

I think that's a wrap for today's update! Thanks everyone for your incredibly kind patience with me during the update hiccups, and for all your support.

As always, thanks for reading! Have a good start to your week, and I'll see you guys on Thursday! :)



mjkj 10th Apr 2017, 6:02 PM edit delete reply
Awww... poor Kylie...

...and poor Cain... seems zirkonia rears its ugly head again... =S

@alt text: is that you abel?

@author comment: wow, nice - though not all images show... <Edit:> they do show now... </Edit>

Woah, Cici, niiiiicccceeeeeeeee (*lol* @Muffin Corp =D )

rufiangel 13th Apr 2017, 2:05 PM edit delete reply
That does look like a Zirconia Guild pin, doesn't it? ;)

Thanks for noting the images weren't working, I went back in and fixed it when I read your comment. :)
MST3KFan 10th Apr 2017, 6:08 PM edit delete reply
They have healers of any kind on standby for contestants after the fight? Kylie's definitely looking like she could use one.

But so could Cain. O_o
rufiangel 13th Apr 2017, 2:13 PM edit delete reply
They do have healers on standby, sort of. Basically, just in case someone gets critically injured and is bleeding out? XD; Otherwise, no healing happens - even to contestants who are knocked out. Competitors don't get healed between, they have to rely on their own recovery rates and allocated items in between matches.

Cain is a healer himself, y'know... XD
Lukkai 14th Apr 2017, 8:07 AM edit delete reply
"Allocated items"... Does that mean that every contestant gets a certain amount of fixed items to be used? Or that they may use items acquired themselves as long as they were checked in before the tournament?
Headgamer 10th Apr 2017, 6:18 PM edit delete reply
Sounds like someone made the same deal with fata rose as Kylie? I wonder how many people were forced in to this tournament.
rufiangel 13th Apr 2017, 2:33 PM edit delete reply
Hmm, that's an interesting thought! Well, I can tell you Misuta Pomp was a last-minute substitute like Kylie was, though he was pretty happy about it XD
KAM 10th Apr 2017, 7:15 PM edit delete reply
"...and here's Cain on the verge of snapping and going crazy. Let's watch!" ;-)
rufiangel 13th Apr 2017, 2:34 PM edit delete reply
Time to go get the caramel popcorn~
Gladewalker 10th Apr 2017, 7:16 PM edit delete reply
I'm guessing that the next contender in related to Fatal Rose/Andrea? Hmmm I actually feel for the guy but oh well...

I AM TERRIBLY WORRIED FOR CAIN huhu bby don't cryyyy Rufiangel will come to save the day! The person approaching isn't her though.

You're very welcome Rufiiiiiii I'm glad you like the artworks! I look forward to drawing the rest of the party :3 And of course I have to draw Madou. My sketchbook would be incompete without him XDD

Cici that is AMAZING! After eating the fireworks (hahaha Lukkai) did you burp this out? BECAUSE IT'S AWESOME
CiciEnixa 10th Apr 2017, 10:35 PM edit delete reply
Ze fireworks were delicious, but it was probably the sparklers that did this XD

And I know I've said this in the SF forum already, but seriously, that is a lovely Nemi, and aaaahhh, there's a matching Mike/Jinn, too <3 (And danchuu for ze giiift <3)
Gladewalker 11th Apr 2017, 12:28 PM edit delete reply
I think your affinity to fireworks is healthy. Keep at it XD (No longer a worry Lukkai XD)

Aww thank you for such kind words! I really hope to become a good artist when I grow up and make it my secondary job :3 You're welcome by the way! (It's a little messy because I was making that at 1 in the morning XD)
Lukkai 11th Apr 2017, 8:29 PM edit delete reply
I'm not so sure I shouldn't be worried here. XD

But that tiny little Kylie really looks awesome! And the text is just hilarious. :D
I will have to check that out soon as I got the time.
rufiangel 13th Apr 2017, 2:42 PM edit delete reply
@Lukkai: she's been a cute little friend to have at work, she peers at my emails with me XD (nice thing is that my work computer is a 32-bit so I didn't have to go through any trouble installing her <3)
rufiangel 13th Apr 2017, 2:40 PM edit delete reply
That's a good guess, Gladewalker ;D

And uhm... yeah... trust in Rufiangel, she will surely take care of you, Cain... XD yessiree...

Again, thanks so much for the gifts!! <3 If you do draw the other members I am absolutely looking forward to that!! <33 >w<**

(Also I take no responsibility for encouragements to eat fireworks in the comment section of this webcomic :'DDD)
Velnna The One And Only 10th Apr 2017, 9:17 PM edit delete reply
HAPPY LATE BIRTHDAY I totally didn't draw something for you because, hum, you're obviously planning on being mean to Cain *clears throat* you evil person

Hope you had a good one, despite the virus! <333
rufiangel 13th Apr 2017, 2:44 PM edit delete reply
LOL Velnna doncha worry even a bit, I received a lovely Seia not long ago from you didn't I?? <33 ;v;* But uh... yes, I can't deny I am mean to Cain in general so... *takes the flak* XD

I stayed in bed all day, and I think it could've been worse - I could've been in a situation I *couldn't* be in bed XD; but I had the day off, so it was spent well in recovery -v-* <3 thankyew dear <3
peggythedog 10th Apr 2017, 10:03 PM edit delete reply
re 3rd & 4th panels - please let my poor jittery smol child be alright... :'(
rufiangel 13th Apr 2017, 2:45 PM edit delete reply
Aww, peggy, you already like the poor jittery smol child? XD;;;

I... I can't make any promises about him :'D we'll see in due time what he'll be up to...!
TheD-Wrek 10th Apr 2017, 11:27 PM edit delete reply
Somebody get her some food, stat! That'll make her feel better, right? :'D

That pocket Kylie is adorable, omg. And happy belated birfday. I owe you an extra thing~ :)
Lukkai 11th Apr 2017, 8:30 PM edit delete reply
Food, the Elder Scrolls solution for everything. ;)

Though according to Fallout it might bring some radiation damage with.
rufiangel 13th Apr 2017, 2:46 PM edit delete reply
Thank you D <3 and doncha be silly, you don't owe me anything youuu XD *hug*

And suuure, food will be good (assuming her digestive tract is mostly still in place XD) ;D <3
Karinite 11th Apr 2017, 12:47 AM edit delete reply
Haaaaaappy birthday! :D
rufiangel 13th Apr 2017, 2:47 PM edit delete reply
Aww, thank you lumenite! <3 :D I appreciate the well wishes X3
Gilrandir 11th Apr 2017, 1:56 AM edit delete reply
Congratulations to you on the anniversary of your birth, and I am glad you are feeling better.
rufiangel 13th Apr 2017, 2:48 PM edit delete reply
Thank you Gil, I appreciate it! >w<* I'm glad I'm feeling better, too. ;v;*
Matt Knab 11th Apr 2017, 3:43 AM edit delete reply
Matt Knab
Eek, better recover quickly!

Argh, Cain, snap out of it man!
rufiangel 13th Apr 2017, 2:49 PM edit delete reply
She'll definitely do her best to recover in between matches... she'll recover furiously! XD

And Cain is in a weird state between states, right now... :'D Snap out, or just plain snap? Hmmm...
megados 11th Apr 2017, 4:14 AM edit delete reply
Happy belated tidings on your most recent trip 'round the sun! Thanks for riding with us!
rufiangel 13th Apr 2017, 3:12 PM edit delete reply
Aww, thank you megados! >w<* I thank *you* for being along for the ride with this webcomic ;v;* <3 I appreciate it!
Allzephyr 11th Apr 2017, 7:20 AM edit delete reply
"I can't go back to jail, man! I can't go back to jail!"

DLKmusic 11th Apr 2017, 7:44 AM edit delete reply
I WANT A POCKET KYLIE!!!! Since my day job IS customer support, I thought you would all appreciate this...

Agent 221: Thank you for calling Muffin-Corp Support, I'm agent 221. How may I help you today?
Customer: Yeah, I think I have a problem with your Pocket-Kylie on my computer
Agent 221: How so, sir?
Customer: Well, ever since I loaded it, strange things have been happening to my computer. I can't explain it.
Agent 221: I can't be of any assistance unless I know what's going on sir.
Customer: Well, for starters, it changed my wallpaper?
Agent 221: Your wallpaper, sir?
Customer: Yeah, My Beautiful nekked girl is wearing a parka now! Can you explain that?
Agent 221: Well, sir, the disclaimer DID say the Pocket Kylie was family friendly, didn't you read the EULA?
Customer: You're Kidding me, right?
Agent 221: No sir. The terms of use clearly state that Pocket Kylie is a family friendly app and will try to keep it's environment family friendly.
Customer: So that explains why all my favorite porn sites are blocked?
Agent 221: Yes sir.

Customer: "sigh" OK, so how do I remove this piece of S***? OW! What the F*** OW was that?
Agent 221: That would be pocket Kylie, sir. She's poking you with her sword because she doesn't approve of strong language.
Agent 221: I'm sorry sir, but what part of "Family friendly" did you not understand?
Customer: I want to speak to your manager, RIGHT NOW!
Agent 221: One Moment please...

*** Insert Nyaan Cat music here ***

Manager: Manager's Desk. This is Kylie...
megados 11th Apr 2017, 7:51 AM edit delete reply
ROFL! That was pretty good, DLKmusc!
CiciEnixa 11th Apr 2017, 8:27 AM edit delete reply
*dies laughing* I approve SO much <3<3<3

*gives honorary badge of Pocket Kylie's face*
Gilrandir 11th Apr 2017, 8:29 AM edit delete reply
They never read the EULA. ^_^

My question for Muffin Corp. Tech. Support would be ...:

I recently installed pocket-Kylie. I specifically selected not to install any other pocket characters at this time. However, my computer has now been renamed to "The Party" and, in addition to pocket-Kylie, I intermittently see pocket-Madou. I've tried uninstalling him, but nothing seems to work. How can I get rid of pocket-Madou without breaking my computer completely and wiping out The Party? ^_^
DLKmusic 11th Apr 2017, 8:47 AM edit delete reply
Hello Mr. Gilrandir,

Thank you for alerting Muffin-Corp support with this troublesome issue sir. Unfortunately, Pocket-Madau is not part of the the Pocket-Kylie Party pack, and Muffin-Corp takes no responsibility for his actions.
We do understand your concern though, and since many retailers of Pocket-Kylie will often include such third party additions as part of the sale, we have compiled a list of these third party vendors. In this case, we would like to refer you to the third party vendor who provides the Pocket-Madau attachment. The company is called Abelcorp. You can contact their customer support here:

Thank you again for contacting us, and have a nice day!

Kindest Regards,
Agent 221
Lukkai 11th Apr 2017, 8:33 PM edit delete reply
Wonderful, hilarious read. (^_^)

And I actually am one of the few people to always read the EULA at least once.
Gladewalker 11th Apr 2017, 12:32 PM edit delete reply
Your sense of humor just made my day DLKMusic XD
mjkj 11th Apr 2017, 3:01 PM edit delete reply
Wow, great one, DLK... I love it... =D

...and Gil, good question... =)

DLKmusic 12th Apr 2017, 8:09 AM edit delete reply
Thank you everyone! I had a lot of cathartic fun writing this. At the risk of running this joke into the ground, would anyone be interested in the "Manager's talk" between Kylie and agent 221?
Lukkai 12th Apr 2017, 11:24 AM edit delete reply



But yeah. Computer problems have a certain tendency to be cases of pebcak.
DLKmusic 13th Apr 2017, 5:37 AM edit delete reply
Agent 221: You asked to see me, Ma'am?
Kylie: Yes... Please have a seat.
Kylie: Did you get snarky with that last customer over the phone?
Agent 221: Yes, ma'am, a little bit... after he started swearing at me.
Kylie: I see. Thank you for being honest about it. We've talked about this before. Do you consider "What part of "Family friendly" do you not understand" to be in any way a professional statement?
Agent 221: No Ma'am... I'm sorry.
Kylie: Don't apologize to me, apologize to the customer. Here's his email address, and while your at it, please send him a link to the uninstall Utility.
Agent 221: Yes Ma'am, right away.

Dear Sir,

It has come to my attention that I said something in our conversation that could be construed as demeaning to you, and for that I sincerely apologize. Muffin-Corp in no way condones such behavior, I would ask that you not consider my remarks to reflect on our company as a whole.

Below is a link to the un-install utility for Pocket-Kylie. However, based on the context of our conversation, I would urge you to read the EULA of this utility before opening it.

Once again, I apologize for my behavior, and have a nice day.

Kindest Regards
Agent 221
megados 13th Apr 2017, 8:08 AM edit delete reply
Polite, and concise! You might want to warn them to keep any appendages away from the PC when clicking the link, as well as some sort of damage disclaimer. (In the EULA, of course) :)
rufiangel 13th Apr 2017, 3:40 PM edit delete reply
Ahahaha, bravo, DLK! XD I had a blast reading those, I really like those URLs you've been doling out too XDD and mercilessmoon.exe... I don't know if I'd have the guts to run *that* on my computer! XD;

By the way, when I first read that the Pocket Kylie had caused a girl to put on a parka, I thought it was because she was cold XDD LOL
Lukkai 14th Apr 2017, 8:11 AM edit delete reply


The Accidental Ninja 12th Apr 2017, 9:58 AM edit delete reply
The Accidental Ninja
*claps while snickering*
Haegan2005 11th Apr 2017, 8:31 AM edit delete reply
awesome as always! Though I have to admit, that does seem to be a lot of blood?
Lukkai 11th Apr 2017, 8:34 PM edit delete reply
You ain't seen a lot of blood until you've seen a japanese slasher or zombie movie.
rufiangel 13th Apr 2017, 3:41 PM edit delete reply
'tis getting just a wee bit bloody, yes, though not to a slasher film level of course XD; but yeah, Kylie's pretty good at giving blood (if you recall back to the bloodfinding) so don't worry, she won't be feeling woozy unless it's a LOT of blood :'D
Centcomm 11th Apr 2017, 9:17 AM edit delete reply
OK that is some seriously awesome giftinf there ! Pocket Kylie rocks! Also so does the page!
rufiangel 13th Apr 2017, 3:46 PM edit delete reply
<33 Thank you Centy! ;v;*** I feel very blessed indeed by the wonderful gifts <333
Crestlinger 11th Apr 2017, 9:35 AM edit delete reply
'What a horrible night to have a curse.'
rufiangel 13th Apr 2017, 3:47 PM edit delete reply
This might be flying over my head a little, but... technically, a curse makes every night a horrible night regardless XD;;;
Proxy170 11th Apr 2017, 3:17 PM edit delete reply
I mean...that LOOKS like a shadow of Kylie's armor, but I have a feeling you're just messing with us T__T

Poor Cain :( I can relate *rolls around floor in sorrow for solidarity* lol

And why do I have a feeling this mystery guy is gonna be a dangerous final contestant?
rufiangel 13th Apr 2017, 3:48 PM edit delete reply
It's looking like *someone* in armour, at any rate, eh? ;D

And LOL imagining you rolling around with Cain together in there is cutesad XDDD <333

That may be a pretty accurate feeling, Proxy, we'll see in time! ;D
Lukkai 11th Apr 2017, 8:35 PM edit delete reply
I see Kylie's got three fights time to recover. Not a whole lot of time, unless there are some extra pauses in there (lunch-/dinnertime for example).

And someone seems to be losing it. And I'm not even talking about Cain!
rufiangel 13th Apr 2017, 3:50 PM edit delete reply
This is all happening between lunch and dinner (so far) so no pauses of that kind there, Lukkai XD;

That said, there are five-minute breaks between each match, so there's at least a minimum of fifteen minutes of a break, excluding the actual match times (which may vary). ;) So that's not too bad, eh?

As for who's losing it... everyone's losing something on this page XD peace of mind, blood, sanity... :P
Lukkai 11th Apr 2017, 8:36 PM edit delete reply
Also the obvious choice as to who that might be in the last panel is of course Jaguar. But then that might be a bit too obvious.
rufiangel 13th Apr 2017, 3:51 PM edit delete reply
Ahh... where *is* Jaguar anyway, that ol' rascal? He's being all leery on the chapter cover and hasn't appeared even once since, what? :P
Seabiscuit 12th Apr 2017, 8:03 AM edit delete reply
Aw gosh... She's right to worry, I think. Oh no. Poor Cain. He's just too much of a pure thing for this... D:

Wahhhh! I totally forgot you had an April birthday! Happy belated birthday, I hope it was well despite sickliness! ;^;
rufiangel 13th Apr 2017, 3:52 PM edit delete reply
Ah don't worry don't worry! ;v;* I've been keeping down low on birthdays this year and last XD; But danke <333 it was good to rest up and recover XD

And Cain, being too pure, eh? XD Heh, heh, heh, heh, heh
The Accidental Ninja 12th Apr 2017, 9:56 AM edit delete reply
The Accidental Ninja
Eh? Birthday? Eh??? I totally didn't forget that it was your birthday in April, nope -___-''
Happy (super late) birthday!

*winces* owwwww Kylie that looks really nasty D:
nuuuuu Cain please be ok D:
rufiangel 13th Apr 2017, 3:57 PM edit delete reply
Don't worry Kat! XD; I don't mind at all, I'm lowkey on birthdays -v- but thank you very much <3 ;v;*

Kylie miiight have overdone it just a smidge, but don't worry, she has a bit of time to take a break until her next match... ^3^ fufu

Cain is... welp, better call in for a new Cain, this one's broken. hehehe -v-
Thomas Dimensor 12th Apr 2017, 11:38 PM edit delete reply
Thomas Dimensor
I went a little crazy with the pocket Kylie.......
mjkj 13th Apr 2017, 4:09 AM edit delete reply
Hello Thomas

Could you please put the Link in img-tags? [img]link[/img]

...and if that does not work in url-tags? [url=link]description[/url]

Because you are breaking the site with the loooong link...

Thank you

PS: I like the image - all those Kylies... =P

rufiangel 13th Apr 2017, 4:00 PM edit delete reply
@mjkj: Thanks for notifying Thomas of the link breaking the page. Now, it should no longer do so. Due to the fact this is not the first time a link has broken the page layout, I decided to try and work in a CSS code to fix the container. It took a few tries (I'm not very good at CSS :'D) but finally got the code I Googled to work, so the page should now no longer break from long links. Phew!

Though in general, learning BB code for commenting is very helpful indeed. :)
mjkj 13th Apr 2017, 7:13 PM edit delete reply
You are welcome...

Well, for me (on FF) it still is broken... =S

Bizkit 16th Aug 2018, 5:34 PM edit delete reply
The page is broken for me...
rufiangel 13th Apr 2017, 3:58 PM edit delete reply
@Thomas: LOLOL a whole army of Kylie chibis is... terrifying, yet mesmerising XDDD it didn't lag your computer down?? ;v;*
Thomas Dimensor 13th Apr 2017, 9:35 PM edit delete reply
Thomas Dimensor
My computer didn't lag, although all those Kylies did get a bit in the way