Chapter 5.54-- Where's Ryder?

posted 24th Jun 2017, 9:49 PM

Chapter 5.54-- Where's Ryder?
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view HeSerpenty's profile

24th Jun 2017, 9:49 PM

HeSerpenty

Sheesh Kyle XD. But some of you may remember his comments earlier regarding the contract XD.

And thus begins the final scene of this chapter, y'allz! Very interesting spoiler next week about one of SoO's... probably weirdest characters. Circumstantially :P. Find out more about why next week! Now that this crowd scene is over cross fingers for Friday!

Oh yea! And what he picked up in that last panel... I know it's hard to tell cuz it's nasty and yellowish but what he picked up in that last panel is the piece of Baliath tooth he pulled outta Hizruk's shoulder. It'll be more obvios in a later scene ;P. XDD


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24th Jun 2017, 9:55 PM

Proxy170

Hm I hope Ryder hasn't gotten himself in any trouble already! And that look on Kyle's face...XD Perfect haha

Is that leaf the thing Keymen bought from the herb shop? o.O I'll have to do some rereading ^_^

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24th Jun 2017, 10:01 PM

HeSerpenty

Oh snap Prox! You just reminded me of something else I meant to link in the comment section LOL! THank you! Hahaha

That leaf thing (the Magnus Deleox) is in that cup he's drinking from but what he just picked up is somethin else. I'll put the link together Lololol

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24th Jun 2017, 10:17 PM

Proxy170

haha well you know me...here to unknowingly help XD

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24th Jun 2017, 10:44 PM

junoro

KEYMEN IS SO CUTE AHHHHHHH
His big baby blues are just adorable!

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25th Jun 2017, 12:36 AM

HeSerpenty

Hahahha thank you so much, Juno!!! Dem baby blues are probably his best feature! LOL XDDD

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25th Jun 2017, 1:33 AM

MST3KFan

Well, at least everyone's on board for the contract...though leaving Ryder to stew may not be a good thing if he gets any ideas of revenge here.

And Keymen seems particularly interested in the tooth he pulled of Hizruk now.

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26th Jun 2017, 7:35 AM

HeSerpenty

Haha weeell if there's anyone Merek KNOWS is loyal it's Ryder-- that's probably Ryder's best quality is his undying loyalty. He's just a sad boy right now XDDD

haha he is! He has plans for dat toof :3

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25th Jun 2017, 7:49 AM

Slim Kittens

To whom is Ryder spilling his guts at the moment, hmmm?

I see we have a Daggot update coming.

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26th Jun 2017, 7:35 AM

HeSerpenty

Hahaha it might surprise everybody what Ryder is up to actually... but I think it'd be a pleasant surprise :3

LOL... it's been too long since we've had a good Daggot moment X"D

26th Jun 2017, 8:37 AM

Visvires

Looking after Mirabe, who's thrilled to have his attention?

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26th Jun 2017, 10:05 AM

Alicia

Eeeeeee that was what I'm hoping too! :D Ryder, if you are moping around, at least make use out of it!

I love the expressions on this page, Serpy! Great job! (As always! <3)

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26th Jun 2017, 10:24 PM

HeSerpenty

Awww thank you so much! <3

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26th Jun 2017, 10:24 PM

HeSerpenty

LOL! That would indeed be a lovely surprise...seeing as how earlier he didn't even bother to remember her name <3

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25th Jun 2017, 1:19 PM

Centcomm

Excellent work as always serp! love the coming together of pieces. well done :D

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26th Jun 2017, 10:27 PM

HeSerpenty

Thank you so much, Cent! <3333

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25th Jun 2017, 4:25 PM

CiciEnixa

Caught up~ (sowwy for the lack of comments X3X)

I wholly approve of everyone willing to continue their contracts, I think it also shows that even if it means their doom, they trust Merek and know what he fights for is worth it.

If this was a similar situation in Kal's case, I'm not sure the few who *would* sign have any intent of keeping their side of the contract when things go south, you know what I mean?

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26th Jun 2017, 10:29 PM

HeSerpenty

Awww HAY CICI!!! No need to apologize for anythin, my friend, I know we all get busyyy!

Yesss this is a good group of loyal guys--that Merek is a great judge of character <3
LOL yea.. Kal would definitely not get the same results that is for sure X"DD

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25th Jun 2017, 4:36 PM

Matt Knab

Join the revolution!

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26th Jun 2017, 10:29 PM

HeSerpenty

Heck yeeees! :D

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26th Jun 2017, 3:10 PM

DLKmusic

"Shoulda wanted it more, Newbie!"

would one of you ladies please smack Kyle for that? (you can hug him afterwards if you wish)

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26th Jun 2017, 11:12 PM

HeSerpenty

Hahahahah Kyle is such a charmer isn't he? XDDD

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27th Jun 2017, 3:10 AM

LeRenardRoux

Man, I hate drawing crowd scenes. You did such a great job with this one, though! All the different poses and reactions. Dang, girl!

Also, I figured the tooth was a tooth, but I couldn't help imagining it was a Bugle XD
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28th Jun 2017, 12:00 AM

HeSerpenty

Thanks so much Roux! I dislike crowd scenes... but I love all these umbras. So much confliction! I do hope I won' do too many more of these but who am I kidding X"DDD

LOL...mmmm bugles! <333333

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27th Jun 2017, 5:05 PM

Kattapuss

Everything about Kylie is so great on this page xDD
One of the things I really like about this comic is how you treat all the character interactions with so much love, especially those of side characters-- not to say that the interactions of your main characters are any less well-done, but often side characters get neglected in stories. Even if these interactions are plot devices more than anything else, you manage to make them about the characters instead, and I really like that.
... I hope that made sense? x'D

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28th Jun 2017, 1:54 PM

HeSerpenty

It made total sense! And it means so much to me to hear that! I am glad that I can put little things here and there to give everyone an idea bout the secondary cast that doesn't get much screentime and that you guys enjoy it <3.... thank you so much for that wonderful compliment! <3333

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27th Jun 2017, 5:06 PM

Seabiscuit

Omg, that 5th panel is utter perfection, I snickered so much...:'D

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28th Jun 2017, 1:55 PM

HeSerpenty

LOL excellent!!! Thank you Sea! <3

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29th Jun 2017, 10:54 AM

Jarvi

Yes, you definitely should make more close-ups on Keymen eyes x) So pretty x)

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3rd Jul 2017, 7:35 AM

HeSerpenty

You just like them cuz they BLUE, Dad! XDD

Hehe thank you <3

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5th Jul 2017, 9:14 AM

Jarvi

That is the best reason, I fail to see the problem, my dear daughter :D

30th Jun 2017, 3:32 AM

Lilbluebox

I've come to the conclusion that the best quality about Keymen is his eyes, for reasons which I hope would be entirely self explanatory.

In case they are not, I direct you to that last panel, which is adorableness incarnate.

HE'S GOING CROSS-EYED LOOKING AT THAT TOOTH KEYMEN COULD YOU NOT XD

A spear last time, swords this time... it's got to be a guy thing. And is that a MIRCROSCOPE I see back there? I did not know this universe had invented those yet. Sweet.

My brain is so dead, I'm not even going to guess at weird spoilers. Shall just be pleasantly surprised instead. Unless I've inadvertently figured it out? Who knows. 'twill be amazing nonetheless, I am sure.

Also in my defense, I haven't actually reread the comic in several months. I just remembered Kyle being all put-off by the Council.

Probably because I hate them too, but anyway. Not the point.

So I really do love how the end of Merek's speechifying plays out. Kyle gets to be snarky (and he does kinda deserve at least a gentle punch to the arm for that last sally, geez XD) and we all knew it was coming, and it's nice to see the expressions on all the umbra here. Even the ones who are understandably a little nervous about this or reluctant to sign are excited! It's very clear that Merek's handpicked men who not only are loyal, but who care deeply about the people in the nation, and they all know something like this is for the best. I imagine some probably will take him up on that relocation offer, particularly anyone with family members in really tough positions or perhaps very young children, but the overwhelming majority are going to sign that new contract.

It's probably a good idea to leave Ryder to his own devices for right now. Cool off, mope a little, maybe even do something productive! I'm with the 'go and comfort Mirabe' club, personally. or at least go and check up on her, make sure she's doing okay. Yes, there's all those adorable shippy reasons to be excited over something like that, but on a character level, shippiness right there really isn't very realistic. Sure, she'd be really happy about it, but right now, from Ryder's perspective, that'd just be a very good way of handling this situation. He screwed up. He can't really do damage control now - but he can check in on the people that got hurt because of his mistakes and he can do the best he can to make sure they're okay. It's the mature thing to do, it's the right thing to do, and it'd be marvelous for his character and say a lot about him (in a good way!) if that's the route he decided to take.

And, y'know, laying the groundwork for future d'aaaaaw-ness, of which I approve of 120 percent. XD

As much as I love Merek's dumb face and Keymen's adorable baby blues, my favorite expression in this entire page is Barron's final panel. He has such a sweet face and that's really one of the best expressions I've ever seen on him. And I'm loving the shadows there too, it really pulls it all together.

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3rd Jul 2017, 7:48 AM

HeSerpenty

Hahaha his eyes are a pretty fine feature! XDD LOL.... he's tricking you into thinking he can be cute! :PP

He has collected a variety of things during his travels around the human civilizations and that includes these weapons and that mircroscope yus XDD.

We can always count on snark from Kyle but it's lovable snark! Yea even the guys who are apprehensive are on board it's just they have families n stuff to think about--families always have a way of making that stuff more difficult! But yea it's good for Ryder to get some time..to do mature things yus :3. Plus... he needs a one on one with Merek. I'm looking forward to that!

THank you so much! <33

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12th Jul 2017, 4:36 PM

ProfEtheric

Those eyes, though... they're freakin' GORGEOUS!

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16th Jul 2017, 1:27 PM

HeSerpenty

His finest feature! Haha thanks so much!

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