February 1st, 2016

Yeah lemme know how your sneaking goes, Most Conspicuous Tall Person In The Church.

Okay first off, someone's been adding a bunch of Runewriters examples on TV Tropes and I've been having a blast checking them all, but I think this one on Beard of Evil is my favourite:


Secondly, OMG YOU GUYS ARE SUCH COOL VOTERS, I can't believe we almost made it to the top 100 last week???? THANK YOU!! There's a new vote incentive this week, with a little bit of concept art and a little bit of everyone's favourite character if you click the blue box and vote! :D

Comment by Kiri

I love those glowy church windows. I also like... the unintentional necropony in the corner of panel 2 looking like the head of the guy in panel 4. 8D

JONAN WHAT ARE YOU GONNA DO WHEN THE HEALER COMES.

Also I'm delighted to have guessed that "everyone's favourite character" is Necropony even though it's kind of obvious.

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posted at 12:12am on February 1st, 2016

Reply by Shazzbaa

WELL I'LL TELL U WHAT HE'S NOT GOING TO DO: EXPLAIN HIMSELF

also omg I'm so glad

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posted at 9:52pm on February 1st, 2016

Comment by Nerrin

Well apparently Mr. Conspicuous Tallperson's sneaking goes very well! He learned that version of sneaking that involves acting like you belong there, instead of blowing it by obviously being sneaky.

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posted at 12:40am on February 1st, 2016

Reply by Shazzbaa

the best kind of sneaking, really

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posted at 10:01pm on February 1st, 2016

Comment by Glew

Awwwwwwww
Look who is a widdle creepy creep.
But seriously Jonan. you can't expect us to believe your heart suddenly grew... out.
Also after the last panel I guess we can cue the steamy Jonarian fanships. :P

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posted at 3:54am on February 1st, 2016

Reply by Shazzbaa

man seriously!! what do I have to do to get some shipping around here

maybe have characters that are in remotely similar age brackets
OKAY OTHER THAN THAT

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posted at 9:59pm on February 1st, 2016

Reply by Glew

I'm sure Xireth is totally a thing though.

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posted at 7:32am on February 3rd, 2016

Comment by Obligatonym

Oooh!? What a delightfully ambiguous last panel. I'm guessing he's not here to help out. Also, it seems unlikely that he'd expect the healer to be able to fix him up too.

So... my money would be on him just wanting to peer closer at the runes burnt onto Sev's arms and/or the whole tentacle hands thing. 'Cos, you know, that's all kinda weird and he probably wants to make sure his primary means of defence isn't gonna suddenly go all Facestealer on him.

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posted at 5:41am on February 1st, 2016

Reply by Asterai

Tentacles, definitely wants to look at the tentacles.

We learned at some point in the past that runewriters cannot use each others' runes and in general don't even bother trying to learn from or teach each other. Sev's runes are probably just gibberish to Jonan, and boring gibberish at that.

The tentacles, tho, that is interesting. Jonan is the 'victim' of a miscast himself and has probably been thinking worried thoughts for quite a while about the ways a miscast can cause further problems.

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posted at 1:14pm on February 1st, 2016

Reply by Glew

Nah, jokes aside, I'm pretty sure Jonana is just there to try to help or something out of pride if nothing else.
...
Am I seriously this naive?...

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posted at 6:00pm on February 1st, 2016

Comment by Random Passerby

Has Jonan's heart grown 3 sizes or something? This is highly irregular.

If they don't notice Stretch McGee over there, I feel like they'll notice Necropony if nothing else

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posted at 9:33am on February 1st, 2016

Reply by Shazzbaa

*starts to respond to comment about Jonan's heart, loses it at "Stretch McGee" and never fully recovers*

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posted at 10:02pm on February 1st, 2016

Comment by Ely

Well, I totally forgot Jonan was a healer.
I guess he can't really heal him without his RuneWriting, but he at least must know something about wound care.
...Or he's just creepin'.

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posted at 11:04am on February 1st, 2016

Reply by Shazzbaa

Yup, that's actually his payin' job in Rusanne!
Well, he advertises himself as both healer and necromancer, but moooooost people don't have much use for the shambling undead in their day-to-day life, so that one's more of a hobby, really.

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posted at 11:46pm on February 1st, 2016

Comment by Toanovu

I wonder if the healer is yet another person who knows Jonan? It would be pretty funny if they're one of the few people around here that don't, and they just assume this random person is a friend of the wounded...

You know what? You should totally hold one of those character popularity polls. It would be really interesting to see the results. :D

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posted at 12:54pm on February 1st, 2016

Reply by Shazzbaa

I actually did one of those!! maybe like 2 or 3 pages after the introduction of Xira I think? I had one running on my DeviantArt -- though I did leave Necropony off of that, saying "necropony isn't included because I know he would win" and the number of "wait why can't I vote for necropony" comments that I got DEFINITELY VALIDATED MY CONCERNS. xD

Seems that since I'm not paying for a dA membership right now we can't look at any of my old polls, but I remember Tareth and Jonan ended up well ahead of the pack and tied for first place, and I think after that was Sev and then Xira, whom we'd seen for approximately 4 pages at this point. All the Agorath guys were at the bottom, Iavin losing with 1 vote and Esra doing suprisingly well with like....5 votes or something??

I'll probably do another one after CH 4 or 5, when we get to know everyone a little better!! I'd be really curious to see if anything changes. :>

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posted at 10:23pm on February 1st, 2016

Comment by Why?!?!

A+ in skulking, Jonan.

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posted at 2:33pm on February 1st, 2016

Reply by Shazzbaa

Skulking: A+
Teamwork: C-, please see me after class

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posted at 10:30pm on February 1st, 2016

Comment by Meggyc

Vote incentive is lethal levels of adorable. I don't think I'm going to make it!

Also... Jerk With a Heart of Jerk... Perfect. XD

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posted at 9:10pm on February 1st, 2016

Reply by Shazzbaa

(omg i'm so glad)

RIGHT??? I had never seen that trope title before and I just DIED xD

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posted at 10:03pm on February 1st, 2016

Comment by Terion

Shazzbaa, it's great you are back. Is your grandmother ok though? I recall you left to take care of her.

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posted at 4:02pm on February 3rd, 2016

Reply by Shazzbaa

We're well! My grandmother is very capable, but it's good to have someone else in the house. I'm still living with her! Sometimes I post my silly conversations with her on my twitter. xD

Basically, if you want to know about my actual life, twitter is the place I talk about it the most! I don't really like giving FAMILY UPDATES outside of that, though, since that sort of thing feels very personal to me -- I hope you understand! ;u;

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posted at 6:10pm on February 3rd, 2016

Comment by Toanovu

By the way, Runewriters has now broke the top 100 on Top webcomics. In fact, it's broken the top fifty.

As of Thursday @6:13 AM (CST, USA), it's rank is 38. :3

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posted at 7:15am on February 4th, 2016




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