Chapter 6.8-- Suprise Promotion

posted 8th Oct 2017, 9:36 PM

Chapter 6.8-- Suprise Promotion
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8th Oct 2017, 9:36 PM

HeSerpenty

Gee Ryder...why WOULD Mirabe be happy that you specifically made a special trip to see if she was okay and also apologize? :P

Congratulations to Centcomm, Vivocateur, LilBlueBox, Dreamfollower, and Chibi-Tohru for guessing correctly and winning a free head shot! :D Thank you to everyone who participated! I'll reach out via PM to find out your requests... and I'll be posting your prizes on the Serpents of Old Thread! Which, also, you should follow in case you ever miss the update notice in your subscriber list! ^__^

It's still Sunday in California. I made it dammit X'D


view junoro's profile

8th Oct 2017, 9:45 PM

junoro

Congrats on making the weekend, Serpy! :D

And Ryder.... say "NICE" and also visit Mirabe to tell her the good news! ;D

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9th Oct 2017, 6:33 PM

HeSerpenty

Hahaha thank you! I made it with an hour and a half to spare! XD

LOL I see what u doin there XDDD-- yes..he should do that ;D

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8th Oct 2017, 10:35 PM

DLKmusic

Yes you do know what to say, Ryder... repeat after me...

"Thank you sir, this is an honor I will do my best to deserve."

See, it wasn't that hard, was it?

Nice page, Serpy! But I do have a question for you. Are Hizzy and Ryder in any way related? they seem to share the same "clueless" gene, and I'm wondering if it's a family curse or something.

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9th Oct 2017, 6:34 PM

HeSerpenty

Haha I'll make sure Ryder gets the message! That's a good response!

LOL....Merek just happens to find people to put in his life who are clueless? XDD

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8th Oct 2017, 11:10 PM

Proxy170

Aha, a little of both indeed! That was really sweet of him, too bad he's a bit dense XD Although this frames plot events nicely too!

Does this mean Barron will be getting a promotion too? :D

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9th Oct 2017, 7:12 PM

HeSerpenty

Thank you Proxy! In the end of the day...framing that plot is a very important thing haha.

Heheh we'll figure out what's up with Barron NEXT page ;D ;D

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9th Oct 2017, 12:03 AM

MST3KFan

Congrats on the promotion, Ryder. Now don't screw up and also get a clue about Mirabe dude.

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9th Oct 2017, 7:12 PM

HeSerpenty

9th Oct 2017, 4:10 AM

megados

Ryder has a lot to learn. Merek should start off with a clue as to why Mirabe was happy to see him.

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9th Oct 2017, 11:10 PM

HeSerpenty

Hahaha! Seriously!

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9th Oct 2017, 4:29 AM

Alicia

Awww! Seeing Ryder and Mirabe in casual clothing hanging out and drinking tea really makes me happy! <3 LOOKITTHEMTHEYSOCUTE! Also, yay promotion! Don't let us down, Ryder! XD

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9th Oct 2017, 11:35 PM

HeSerpenty

Hahaha yea I thought about him just explaining it buuuut it just felt more right to show it too <3. I think they look so handsome sittin next to each other x3

Haha no way he'd NEVER let us down!

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9th Oct 2017, 6:40 AM

SunnySideUpSmile

Teaaa I want

Can I visit Mirabelle too?

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9th Oct 2017, 11:35 PM

HeSerpenty

Oh I'm sure she'd love to have you visit! <33

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9th Oct 2017, 7:13 AM

Jarvi

Those puppy eyes say everything for you Ryder :D

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9th Oct 2017, 11:36 PM

HeSerpenty

LOL....there's no need to say anything more <3

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9th Oct 2017, 7:57 AM

Seabiscuit

Pfff~ "Idiot" is right! Shipshipship...

Woah! An upgrade! Good for him :D

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10th Oct 2017, 7:50 AM

HeSerpenty

Hahaha he leveled up <33-- finally! Buuut still an idiot yes X"D

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9th Oct 2017, 8:09 AM

Matt Knab

Aw...a doubly touching scene.

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10th Oct 2017, 7:51 AM

HeSerpenty

Thankyou Matt! <3

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9th Oct 2017, 8:13 AM

Centcomm

love the page.. Poor Mirabe... i knew it was her. LOL :D great page! :D

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10th Oct 2017, 7:51 AM

HeSerpenty

Haha yes you guessed right! Thanks Centy!

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9th Oct 2017, 5:00 PM

Haegan2005

This is one of the things I love about this comic. Good story telling and well developed characters that we can cheer for.

Loving it!

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10th Oct 2017, 7:52 AM

HeSerpenty

You have no idea how much this comment means to me! Thank you so much! :') <33

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10th Oct 2017, 5:11 PM

Haegan2005

its well earned!

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10th Oct 2017, 2:02 PM

Kattapuss

Ryder, you dork xDD he's a nice dork though xD

Those puppy eyes in the last panel though lol xDD

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14th Oct 2017, 11:09 AM

HeSerpenty

Hahahaha yess he proved himself a pretty decent guy here at least! <3

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14th Oct 2017, 4:00 PM

azureXtwilight

STUUUPID RYDER! SHE LUBS YOU! ... Even Merek understands it before him!

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2nd Nov 2017, 10:46 AM

HeSerpenty

HAHAHA! EVEN Merek! X"DD
How can boyz be so dense amiright??

15th Oct 2017, 7:44 AM

Lilbluebox

CALLED IT

I know it's just one panel of them interacting, but it's adorable and definitely my favorite panel on this page, despite the bruises on Mirabe's face. Her grandparents with those knowing smiles on their faces in the background as they leave to give the two space is what really sells it for me, I think. THEY know how Mirabe feels, even if Ryder's completely oblivious. And the room is so very obviously Mirabe's; I just noticed that little statue of the male and female serpent being all snuggly in the back. That's downright adorable.

I think it's also my favorite panel because of how much I appreciate Ryder's expression in it. The lighting and the solemnity just makes him look tired and older than he usually does, and it works really well there. And Mirabe clearly doesn't blame him for what happened, which must be equal parts weird and relieving for him to hear, though he obviously still blames himself.

Speaking of Ryder's expressions, also very much appreciating the third panel face because it's hilarious, how could I not? And the whole WHAAAAT? trio of panels is magnificent, as well you know. XD His last expression's great too, all baby faced and doe-eyed. Nice to see Ryder working out those facial muscles, that's all I'm saying.

Although I don't agree that Merek always knows the best thing to do. Rather let us say that he's been doing this a lot longer and has gathered a lot of experience in both the right and wrong things to do, and therefore has a much better idea of how to navigate things with the least amount of civilian casualties. And even then.... it doesn't always work.

Words cannot express how much I am digging these new outfits. So pretty and functional and shiny. :D

Back to story content. This page does a really good job of establishing the relationship between Merek and Ryder. Obviously, Merek's the boss, obviously it works very differently in his... group? Regiment? I need a term here. XD Than it does for Kalverick, but we haven't really seen much one-on-one with Merek and individual umbras yet. The mentor/student vibes here are really, really strong; there's definitely a lot of respect going on here. And it's interesting to see how much more personally Ryder takes the scolding than Barron does, so I'm thinking Ryder's probably got some reasons to be very grateful to Merek for letting him join the force/recruiting him in the first place while Barron, perhaps less so? Though the respect there is obviously still very much present. It's just interesting to see the differences between the two, and it's nice to see the development.

Yes, Ryder, you're a Captain. Congratulations. Deal with it. :D I'd agree with the other commentators and tell you to go tell Mirabe the good news but I think that may be asking a bit too much of you.

Hey, at least he remembers her name now, and something tells me he's never going to forget it again.

And on one final note... aw, Merek has the softest expressions on this page yet. It's so nice to see him not upset or angry or needlessly guilty or anything like that. Too bad it can't last. D:

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2nd Nov 2017, 11:36 AM

HeSerpenty

OMG how have I not... I really thought I answered all the comments. I'm such a loser! Anyways haha..thank you so much! I'm super impressed you noticed those grandparents in the background XDD.. but then again you always notice the little details!

Hahahaha weeell you see more of Merek's flaws than Ryder does haha. He has a bit of "Hero Vision" that clouds him from a lot of that X"DD. At least in the area of protecting others he's kind of an authority :P. Indeed...the working relationship between Merek and Ryder and Merek and Barron....and Barron and Ryder lololol...is quite different! It's fun little group dynamic XDD.

Hahah Merek is definitey more relaxed in this page. He's with his broooos maaan! LOL but don't worry we'll get him nice and angry again soon X))))

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