Chapter 6.7-- Find Bleke, Dammit!

posted 1st Oct 2017, 3:15 PM

Chapter 6.7-- Find Bleke, Dammit!
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1st Oct 2017, 3:15 PM

HeSerpenty

OKAY!

Sooo for anyone who was wondering where Ryder sulked off to last chapter before Merek's big speech... answer to come next page!

Let's make it fun again... anyone who guesses correctly gets a free head shot! LOL if I ever accidentally already told anyone...have some honor X"DD.

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OKAY so another announcement. For a long time I've promised updates on Fridays and have been falling short for many weeks/months now. I'm now promising a general WEEKEND update. The goal will ALWAYS be Fridays, but if an update doesn't come expect one Saturday or Sunday. FOr sure you will always get an update each week!

I am tired of promising things I keep failing to deliver. I apologize T__T

Thank you for your patience!


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1st Oct 2017, 3:22 PM

JammyTheBirb

... The pub. Someone has to guess the pub. XD

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2nd Oct 2017, 12:45 AM

HeSerpenty

Hahaha that is a very good guess! And totally in character! Answer to be revealed Fri-- uh..next weekend! See that I almost promised a Friday again X"D. *creature of habit* X"D

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1st Oct 2017, 3:30 PM

Alicia

Ooooh Sid AND Ryder?! <3 It's not even my Birthday! :3

Ha ha I love the classic Sid eye roll there. X'D And Merek's comment "You're up early for... you." I always figured that Ryder would be the type to sleep in. Also them new umbra uniforms looking SOOOO GOOOOD! <3

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2nd Oct 2017, 12:51 AM

HeSerpenty

EVERY day is your birthday when you're with me!
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Lololol yea I didn't think Ryder would be the biggest morning person what with his love of the bar and his other 'extracurricular activities' X3. Buut he'll wake up early for Merek <3-- true friendship! Lol!

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4th Oct 2017, 5:18 AM

Alicia

LOL The return of the gif! X'D

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1st Oct 2017, 4:09 PM

DLKmusic

Awesome update! You get these out every weekend, and you're always too hard on yourself about being late... Relax and take pride in a job that is always well done, you've earned that!

Ok, I'm REALLY not liking these two... Kal is an evil lil #$&#, but he's also a bull in a china shop, and smashes his way though everything. These two are smart and methodical. MUCH more dangerous in my book.

And for Ryder, my best guess was that he was at the office trying to find work to do to make up for his screw-up. There's a reason why Merek picked him, and I'm guessing that it's because he puts his whole heart into what he does.

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2nd Oct 2017, 12:56 AM

HeSerpenty

Thank you so much, Don! You always encourage me <3. I think I will feel much better now that I gave myself a couple day cushion. Promising something by a certain time and then not making it is what makes me so mad at myself! X"D

Aaand you're right haha iiiit's probably not good for our good guys that these two are in charge right now. Kal's confronting an inner demon he hoped never to confront again...meanwhile these guys don't have baggage dragging them down X'D. They can focus!

Aww and that's another good guess about Ryder! You are absolutely right he does put his whole heart into it! The answer shall be revealed sometime between Friday-Sunday! LOL!

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2nd Oct 2017, 7:09 AM

Proxy170

Lotta sketchy eyed peeps on the top of this page....we're watchin' you... >:( Something tells me Sid is outta his league here though.

As for Ryder...hm, I feel like you're getting into the plot moving parts but I also feel like he might have done something more emotional/character backstory revealing...but I dunno enough about where his comfort zone is! Guess I'll have to wait and see :)

Oh and don't worry about the updates and promises, Serpy! You honestly have the best record of us all! We can certainly cut you some slack :) Although I won't lie, I was refreshing "My Subscriptions" a lot this weekend looking for yours :)

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2nd Oct 2017, 11:05 AM

HeSerpenty

Hahahaha poor Sid... he's just trying to feel included XD. All he wants is that promotion so in the end of the day...making Kal happy is all that counts! XDD

Haha I am and Yes.. I am! Both those things! They're both equally important to me <33

Thank you so much for saying that it means a lot! Haha I will feel less pissed at myself if I give myself that little couple day cushion haha...instead of continually not making Friday :'D

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2nd Oct 2017, 10:51 AM

Centcomm

Umm spending time with a certain very pretty blond? and hey weekend is better than im doing right now! :D

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2nd Oct 2017, 11:09 AM

HeSerpenty

Ohhh a good guess, Centy! Hehe answer to be revealed later on this week! <33

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2nd Oct 2017, 8:02 PM

junoro

Haha, panel 6 (I'm pretty sure I counted right!), where the guy is kind of cowering away is some great body language! You really nailed showing how these characters don't want to really interact with each other, lol

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5th Oct 2017, 2:39 AM

HeSerpenty

haha I'm so glad you said that Juno! Cuz yea...LOL they're not big fans of each other! These guys tolerate each other but that's pretty much it!

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5th Oct 2017, 12:28 PM

Matt Knab

Find Bleke! And also...don't get demolished by whatever ruined that helmet. o.O
Great page, as always!

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9th Oct 2017, 8:41 AM

HeSerpenty

Haha that would be a good thing to avoid, yes! XDD

Thank you so much Matt!

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6th Oct 2017, 12:23 PM

Vivocateur

Wheehee! It's so great to see these baddies in action (and interesting to watch the power dynamics going on, especially between Sid and Tekeo). And..lololol..that huge stack of papers for Abbaline to enjoy >_>
Oh gosh, the panel (6) where Takeo is shouting and Abbaline is cringing so good. It's great how you've conveyed their (less than warm) relationship through body language and dialogue.
I have a feeling that they're going to be dealing with quite a mess in Kal's wake XD

Great dialogue! Ha ha! "You're up early for...you." X'D

My guess (though really I have no idea) is that Ryder went to Hoak's (maybe to check on Mirabe after her unpleasant interview).

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9th Oct 2017, 8:44 AM

HeSerpenty

Hahaha it makes me soglad that you and others pick up on that body language! I just kinda imagine that those two tolerate one another and work well together but...don't particularly care for one another XDD.
Thank you so much!

Haha and super good guess! ;P as I already told you via PM hehe

7th Oct 2017, 6:15 PM

Lilbluebox

Good. I'm glad to see you making the change to weekend pages instead of strictly Friday pages. I really hope it helps you feel less stressed. :]

I still think Ryder was checking up on Mirabe. given Merek's scolding and the injuries that he SAW Mirabe sustain because of something he was part of doing... he doesn't always think things through, but he's a good guy. I saw the look on his face. And hey, maybe now he'll bother to remember her name! That'd be nice. XD

Going back up to the top of the page, because I'd rather leave the best for last.... Well, well, well. Look at Sid, trying to show off. He's puffing his chest out like an alpha male and he is SO out of his league. I like how he's just shut down by Takeo there. I also think he needs a good night's sleep; those are some serious bags under his eyes.

I concur with what others have said in the comments - these two are bad news. Kalverick is paranoid and twitchy and angry, Sid's like a housecat pretending to be a lion, but these two are calculating. They have no baggage. They have no ambitions blinding them, no resentments. Their eyes and minds are clear, and they clearly work well together. Bad news for our protagonists, that's for sure.

Poor Bleke. That helmet isn't at all reassuring. Something tells me we're either going to find him in truly awful shape, or dead, and I think the latter is more likely.

Merek~ I missed him. :] Looks like this is right outside Hoak's, probably early enough that nobody else is really awake on the main level, I'd assume. Bars seem like they have late closing hours and probably late opening hours to compensate. And of course his first reaction to coming outside is to light a cigarette. Merek.... *facedesk*

I'm glad to see Ryder here. I figured we'd see the followup conversation between the two in these opening chapter pages, but I'm very glad it's happening this way. Ryder going to Merek directly is very nice to see - he still looks guilty and like he feels really bad about the events of yesterday, but it looks like Merek's not angry either, just curious. really just emphasizing the difference here between Merek's umbra group and Kalverick's. I do like that.

And I forget if it's happened before, but I do like how Ryder refers to Merek by his name here. I know he's been called 'Boss' before. It's informal - still respectful, but not the strict 'sir' that seems to be the norm in the frontiers. I like the different atmospheres being cultivated.

All my favorite art is the art with Merek. :D Seriously, I'm enjoying the background change in this page. It goes from morning inside those stone walls, which is not the most comfortable atmosphere, to outside in the open air. It looks like the fog is starting to lift too, or maybe we just don't see it yet. Either way, it looks nice.

I am LOVING seeing these new civil umbra uniforms in action! So much better than the old ones, absolutely. More protective too, the old ones make less sense in retrospect.

Even if he's being a bad boy and smoking again, I still love those first three panels with Merek, and the one where he's lighting the cigarette is probably my favorite one just for his expression.

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9th Oct 2017, 9:07 AM

HeSerpenty

Haha yea poor Sid..........Kal had given him the slightest bit of confidence just fo Takeo to squash it X"D. Yea if these two are going to be put in a position to run a sect in the middle of a downward spiral theeeeen they're gonna do what they can to fix it X"D. Self preservation and all :P.

Yuss it feels nice to draw Merek again! I missed him! But not as much as I miss Hizruk-- Im excited for his longer scenes xDD. Yep it's pretty early! The bar itself is closed.. but Hoak's is an inn too so there's some slumbering peeps X).

Yes major difference in the two sects. Merek don't hold grudges on his men--- when he gets mad he'll say his piece and then move on. Ryder has taken all this preetty seriously so..thre's something more sincere about using names <3

Thank you so much! I'm a lot happier with the new uniforms!

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