Chapter 6.9-- The Race is On

posted 15th Oct 2017, 11:57 PM

Chapter 6.9-- The Race is On
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view HeSerpenty's profile

15th Oct 2017, 11:57 PM

HeSerpenty

Aaand end scene!

Barron n' Ryder for Team Merek vs. Sid for Team Kal in the race to find Bleke..... both sides deem it significant to be the first to find him. WHO WILL WIN? We will find out in a couple scenes or so ;D

FUN FACT: If anyone is wondering the difference between a Captain and a "First Captain".... a "First Captain" is literally someone who was a Captain in a district first LOL. Creative, right? I like making things easy :P. Well they are a little step above a regular captain in the leadership chain--seniority and all. As a former retail worker I would've appreciated that concept :P. SO! Barron's already been a captain... Merek was just waiting for that right moment for Ryder to show some great maturity and leadership potential <3 (even if he and Barron have always sort of worked as equals and have been treated as such by Merek :P).

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ITS STILL SUNDAY IN CA! I'm sorry to update with a WIP..all I have left is backgrounds and I'd rather not rush them.

**ANNOUNCEMENT**
I am going outta state, folks! Whiiich means I will not be able to update next week. Eeeeven possibly the week after. I just want to give you a heads up! But I shall not disappear completely--- I'll still be doing some art just not PAGE art. Too strenuous you know? I will be finishing THIS one however!

Thank you for your patience! And thank you so much for reading!


view rufiangel's profile

16th Oct 2017, 12:58 AM

rufiangel

'Whatever this is' you say, Merek? Why, it's beautiful brotherly looooove XD <3 lolol srsly though it's so cute how much they love Merek and the team! Congratulations indeed Ryder ;D

I'm... I'm kind of worried, though. This is going to be a pretty dramatic clash of intentions here... I hope nothing bad happens on the way ;v;

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26th Oct 2017, 11:34 PM

HeSerpenty

Haha I feel like I do not get enough time to show off this bro-mance XD haha-- gotta get it in while I can!

Rufiii...when have I EVER let anything bad happen in this comic? EVER? Name one time! (lolol maybe.. you shouldn't X"D)

Hehe thank you Rufi! <3

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16th Oct 2017, 7:04 AM

Matt Knab

And the race is on!

view HeSerpenty's profile

26th Oct 2017, 11:34 PM

HeSerpenty

Who will find him first!

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16th Oct 2017, 8:26 AM

sigpig

I hope your trip out of CA is for a good reason and not because of the wildfires. I got the concept of "First Captain" immediately - he's just the most senior.

Take the time you need, a break from comicing can do you the world of good!

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26th Oct 2017, 11:52 PM

HeSerpenty

Indeed I was! I went to visit my good friend, Alicia... who you may or may not know as the author of "Silver"! I had fun!

Buut...yea those fires are pretty intense. Here is a picture, for example, from behind my mom's house she just sent me X__X
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I had no idea there was one there until today...

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16th Oct 2017, 9:49 AM

Proxy170

This looks pretty darn good for a WIP! So glad to see Barron getting some love too ^_^

view HeSerpenty's profile

26th Oct 2017, 11:55 PM

HeSerpenty

Thank you Proxy! I STILL have yet to finish backgrounds but.. I'll get there! X"D

I miss Barron <3-- we'll get to see more of him this chapter!

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16th Oct 2017, 10:10 AM

Jarvi

The dream team has a mission :D Go guys!

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26th Oct 2017, 11:55 PM

HeSerpenty

Hahahaha that is a great name for them!

16th Oct 2017, 10:21 AM

megados

So they all find Bleke at the same time, and awkwardness ensues! J/K, I hope that doesn't happen! :D

Pretty good for a WIP! With the gradients there, it takes a minute to realize it needs background details!

Here's hoping your excursion brings you some measure of relaxation!

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26th Oct 2017, 11:57 PM

HeSerpenty

LOL..one should never say they hope something doesn't happen in this comic. That is notorious bad luck! HAHA I'll get back to you X'DDD

And thank you I am glad to hear that! Haha I was hoping that would happen anyway. At least the backgrounds aren't really important for this page :P... I still have yet to finish them X"D

And it did, thank you! I feel just about ready to jump back up on that horse!

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16th Oct 2017, 11:37 AM

DLKmusic

And the Race is on! Here's a thought... how bout you guys find Sid first, and tie him up in a backroom somewhere... yeah, that'll work!

(channelling my inner Demas)

view HeSerpenty's profile

26th Oct 2017, 11:57 PM

HeSerpenty

LOL hey you know what? That's not a bad idea!

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16th Oct 2017, 12:26 PM

MST3KFan

*cue epic chase music now*

Who will find the captain first? Tune in next time! Same Serpy time...same Serpy channel!

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16th Oct 2017, 7:57 PM

DLKmusic

This episode has been brought to you by:

OCTAVIA'S HERBS! The Right Herbs, at the Right Price!

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27th Oct 2017, 12:23 AM

HeSerpenty

"OCTAVIA'S HERBS! The right herbs, at the right price! And you BETTER not buy them from anyone else OR else! >__>"

Lolol

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27th Oct 2017, 12:22 AM

HeSerpenty

Channel is delayed due to ..*insert lame excuse* X"DDD

Haha the epic music will just have to commence a little longer I suppose!

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16th Oct 2017, 6:17 PM

Haegan2005

I will be interested in how you show the "chase" as it were while people are looking for him.

And he is likely hiding in plain sight. Seems there is this author I know who is sneaky...

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27th Oct 2017, 12:24 AM

HeSerpenty

Whoo's a sneaky authooor? I have no idea what you are talking abooout! :P

Lololol oh alriiight.. guilty as charged XDD

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20th Oct 2017, 1:27 AM

alston123

Aw man. It's time to assume that Hizruk did something again. That's always a fun time. :P

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27th Oct 2017, 12:25 AM

HeSerpenty

Hahaha whenever something goes wrong...always assume first that Hizruk had something to do with it X"D

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22nd Oct 2017, 4:53 PM

Alicia

AW! Ha ha, I love this bromance so much! X'D I can't wait for Sid and Barron and Ryder to all run into each other. It's GOTTA happen, right? SO EXCITED!

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27th Oct 2017, 12:25 AM

HeSerpenty

I do too! I don't get to show it off as much as I'd like <3

Hehe WE SHALL SEE! I'm pretty excited too!

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23rd Oct 2017, 7:20 AM

azureXtwilight

These two are the most adorable underlings Merek could've asked for! <3

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27th Oct 2017, 12:26 AM

HeSerpenty

I agree! Lolol tho.. I'm sure that's not why HE picked them :P

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25th Oct 2017, 11:36 PM

junoro

Merek: Okay guys, one of our first missions... is to do what Kalverick is supposed to be doing, but BETTER.

Haha, why am I not surprised? Oh well, Kal is likely facing down the barrel of a gun right now. >_> Wonder how THAT's going for him.

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27th Oct 2017, 12:26 AM

HeSerpenty

Haha YUS..exactly!

Hehe oh we'll get back to Kal.....and it's gonna be a fuuuun sceeene X3

20th Nov 2017, 8:25 AM

Lilbluebox

*cracks knuckles* Let's do this.

First, a mention of the previously posted WIP page. I honestly didn't notice that it was a WIP until I finished the page and read the author's note. And THEN I scrolled back up and went 'oh', and despite the lack of backgrounds, it was still a marvelous page. The backgrounds definitely enhance things, don't get me wrong, and they look great, but this page was definitely strong enough to stand on its own without them, and I think that's wonderful.

Speaking of backgrounds, I really love the trees on this page. I could be wrong, but I think we're seeing some new kinds here! And the morning mist turning the leaves more of a brown than the brilliant golds we had during the clear daytime is a nice touch.

Aw, Ryder and Barron being best buddies is always fun to see. I cannot stress enough how much I love the friendships that exist in Merek's division, and this one is by far the best. (The fact that it gets the most screentime helps, admittedly. XD) I love the gentle, good-natured teasing they've got going on; that's the definition of friendship right there. XD

This particular page really establishes how their friendship kind of works too, in that Ryder's the friend that charges in without thinking and Barron's going 'well, SOMEONE has to keep you from getting yourself killed' and following along. Or getting dragged into the shenanigans. It's a wonderful dynamic and so much fun to read.

'Civil Frontier Umbras' indeed. And of course Ryder jumps right in volunteering to go patrol outside the wall. You're just proving my point there, bud. Still, reckless or not, I think he'll make a good captain. He definitely balances out Barron's more cautious nature and I think that's a good thing.

As to what Merek wants them to do... well, that's obviously the prime reason there, but I can't help but think that if Bleke is injured, Sid's probably not going to lift a finger to try to help him out. Barron and Ryder, on the other hand, are actually decent people. Definitely not the reason they're being sent on this, but a nice side-benefit for Bleke.

I just hope they don't get themselves into too much trouble going after him.

I think the fifth panel is my favorite, just for those two dorks horseplaying in the foreground. You did such a wonderful job on their faces there. The previous panel has Barron's best face this page, I think; he looks so happy for his friend~

And I always love Merek's face, so there's that question answered.

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21st Nov 2017, 8:11 PM

HeSerpenty

Haha I planned to finish shading the characters before I posted the WIP so it would trick people into thinking the page was finished at first glance LOL! My evil plan worked! But thank you so much for saying that! <333 This page wasn't one that NEEDED backgrounds so I could get away with it X3

As usual you got it down just right! The dynamics of their friendship <33. Barron and Ryder are probably one of my favorite friendships to illustrate. Definitely a much warmer atmoshpere and a lot more comradery over on that team. It's a good strategy! A good team can get a lot more done a lot quicker <33. Cuz they work..together <3
Thank you so much for all your thoughtful comments <333

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