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Comic 276

 

Howdy, fellow Draconiacs!  RazorFox here.

So, with this page, I do believe the score is now Briella 3, Tigers 1.  We have points on the board.  Do we also have some blood on the floor?  Will Briella recover from Shie‘s suplex?  Stay tuned.

Those of you looking for a soundtrack to this page can pull up “Beast” by KMFDM.

I am now a proud citizen of the 2010s.  The big news this past week was that I am now the proud owner of a gently-used Wacom Cintiq 21UX, allowing me to draw right on the screen, along with a sweet new computer setup.  It’s the biggest overhaul in my digital art equipment since 1999, when I bought my first scanner.  I can’t help but be a little giddy at all of this, so please excuse me if my post here is a little incoherent tonight.

FYI, page 276 is the first page to be colored with the Cintiq, but like the 275 other pages before it, it was drawn by hand on actual paper.  That’s going to continue to be the case, at least through the end of Chapter Four.  While I don’t expect there to be any huge change in the comic’s visual style, I’d rather not make any big changes mid-stream.  Thus, drawing the comic digital is still a little ways off, and I can practice on the new equipment in the meantime.

And I would be remiss if I didn’t thank the fine fellow who sold me the Cintiq.  I’d like to thank my longtime artist pal, Mr. James Dawsey, who was kind enough to offer me first dibs at purchasing the unit so that he could upgrade to the next model.  James runs Vigilance Press, specializing in comics and RPG materials.  Do my buddy a solid and check out his wares.

With that, it’s actually been an exhausting week, what with all the changes made around here.  Time to catch some sleep, and then get to work on page 277.  What else has Shie got lined up for Briella?  Is this curtains for our frazzled Dragon, or has she got one more trick up her scales?

The answers to all that and more… next week!  Be sure to join the Draconia Chronicles Facebook page!  Take care, my fellow Draconiacs, and thanks for reading!

=RazorFox.

  • http://twitter.com/Draven_Long Draven

    I guess well thought out and logical reasoning are out of the question.

    • http://draconia.katbox.net RazorFox

      Not exactly the most effective approach when confronted with a 275-pound mountain of muscle with only one thing on her mind. ^__^;

      • http://twitter.com/Draven_Long Draven

        I could do it. My +32 Charisma reduces the hostility of all creatures and has a 50% bonus effect on female creatures. From there my +20 Speachcraft takes over.

  • Kobra

    And when have you showed dragons sweating in the past?

    • http://draconia.katbox.net RazorFox

      Most recently, Lady Red broke a sweat on page 255 [link]. And when Eone, Lady Red, and their respective teams were battling the lava, they, too, were shown sweating. Too late to change it. Sorry! ^__^;;

      • Kobra

        Well Fire dragons I can see getting away with it since they deal with extreme heat all the time. But light doesn’t give off as anywhere near as much heat. And don’t get me started with water dragons.

      • http://draconia.katbox.net RazorFox

        Woohoo! Loopholes!! ^o^

        • roke

          …. ow…. >.<

          • http://draconia.katbox.net RazorFox

            It’s what happens when you mess with one of the “big cats.”

      • Kobra

        But Briella is a light and falls into the category of those that should not sweat. Besides I still think that any sent should be covered by the sewer smell that should still be on the tigers. Even Kess said they couldn’t wash the smell off.

        • Kobra

          Honestly how strong are those horns? Gaia’s got broken so it’s not like you could spin a dragon by then with out them breaking. All of witch are still too cruel.

          • http://draconia.katbox.net RazorFox

            Depends on their maintenance. They’re very similar to fingernails, though, obviously much thicker. With that, maintenance and nutrition can influence how strong they are. Gaia was incarcerated for a couple years with meager sustenance, so hers were already pretty brittle. Briella’s had a good life thus far, so hers can take a bit more punishment.

      • WizzardRabbit

        So….

        Briella got to make a George of The Jungle imprint on the Khalira floor and Shie got to play “Airplane” with something that can actually fly. Fun… To be honest I hope this entire story is from a history textbook in the already present world of the post-apocalyptic industrial space drifter spaceship S.S. DracoTiger with Shie appearing as Isaac Clarke, Briella as Chiana, and Shaleigh as Mother Brain (This would of course result in a very unlikely replica of Star Wars Episode 1 though, only without all that republic nonsense and that one n00b that gets turned to the dark side 14 years later.) But I digress…

        I will stay tuned ~__^

        • http://draconia.katbox.net RazorFox

          As soon as we have a character that fills the role of Jar Jar Binks, then it may be time for me to hang up the ol’ pencil. ~__~

        • Zachary

          Heh! Anakin? A “noob”? Get real! Being a natural pilot, he survived up above Naboo like no other kid could! What are you talkin’ about? lol

          • Xch3l

            well, it was a movie and the protagonist never die XP

  • kittyluver

    … poor briella…. ;.;

    • Ice4smaster

      Been watching the comics for a very long time.

      And i really do like the character, and really hope so Briella left alive by the tigers, just this one throw allow could immobilise her, and be truely a shame throw a good character with great potential and plot twisting chances on the altair of gore.

      • http://draconia.katbox.net RazorFox

        It would be a shame, but it’s also not beyond the realm of possibility for a pissed-off Tiger. The ball’s in Shie’s court, so let’s see how she plays it.

        • Crabby

          But, but, but…She’s too amazing to die.

          • Crabby

            Then again…if she knew that the dragon shit smell would have given her away when she was cloaked…why did she think that hiding in a crevice would have been any different? See better have at least one more really amazing ability to help her get out of this if she hopes to redeem herself.

          • Crabby

            *”She” not “see”

          • Darkguyver2020

            How does that floor taste, Briella? You’re gonna look good as a dragonskin suitcase!

          • AACMIV

            DONT KILL HER!! Cant they talk that she was her for…wait what WAS she here for?
            who cares? DONT KILL HER!!! :(

          • Explosion Zuruck

            I hope to god she survives….. SO I CAN PUMMEL HER IN AN OLD FASHIONED AMERICAN BEAT DOWN!

          • http://draconia.katbox.net RazorFox

            Shie might have to be your surrogate for the time being. She’s just getting started. ^__^

          • http://draconia.katbox.net RazorFox

            She’s there on reconnaissance. Fighting an ever-escalating number of Tigers was not on her to-do list today. ^__^;

          • http://draconia.katbox.net RazorFox

            Bloodthirsty much? ^__^;;

          • Darkguyver2020

            Naw. Just rooting for the Tigers.

          • Kobra

            What is with these animals that have entered this forum wanting poor little Briella torn apart?!

          • http://draconia.katbox.net RazorFox

            Everyone’s welcome to express their preferences. ^__^

          • Kobra

            As am I.

          • Therew

            Bri is in terrible trouble. These are tigers that just broke out of Dragon jail and have probably seen the worst of dragon to Tiger hate. If she doesn’t think of something shes going to be used to relive pent up rage. Honestly I think her only hope is if some-tiger steps in pleading for her mercy since she cant beg for her life in a language the tigers can understand.

          • http://draconia.katbox.net RazorFox

            A white knight? Or, more appropriately, a striped knight? ^__^

          • Darkguyver2020

            Sorry if I am spamming, but I decided to take a few hours to read the entire webcomic from the beginning. You’ve done an outstanding job thus far, Razorfox, but I can’t help but laugh at all the crybabies who are opposed to seeing Briella getting used as a punching bag. Clearly none of them have bothered to read the comic from the beginning. I distinctly remember poor old Gaia getting viciously decapitated by Scyde and having her severed head used as a projectile on another dragon. Unless Briella is integral to the story, I’m kinda hoping she meets the same fate, at least so I can see Kobra baww all over the comments section. XD

          • Kobra

            Plenty of us have had a problem with what was done to Gaia!

          • Darkguyver2020

            Well, I suggest you get over it. At the end of the day this is still Razorfox’s story. If you aren’t happy with how it’s playing it then just kindly leave. No one is forcing you to read this.

          • http://foreverknight13.deviantart.com/ JesterInaMask

            HELL YEAH BROTHER, YOU TELL THEM

          • Kobra

            And no one is forcing you to read my posts. Posts that I will write how I want to write them! You don’t get to tell me how to feel or what to write!!!

          • http://draconia.katbox.net RazorFox

            Okay, I need to direct you guys’ attention to this post [link]. If it’s tl;dr, then everyone needs to chillax.

            Yes, I still use the word “chillax.” 9_9;;

          • http://foreverknight13.deviantart.com/ JesterInaMask

            The only reason we are fuming is because Gaia was given a backstory and Razor had us believe she was going to be an important character, and then had her killed off because he had personal issues with a friend and wanted to show us that.

          • Darkguyver2020

            Where was it said that he killed off Gaia because of personal issues with a friend?

          • Kobra

            But her smell didn’t give her away the first two times she did it.

          • http://draconia.katbox.net RazorFox

            Actually, it kinda did. In each encounter, whether it was cloaking from the twins, fighting Kess, or evading Kenzi and the twins, everyone has commented on her rather pungent aroma. It’s all there. ^__^

          • Kobra

            But they still never found her in those encounters.

        • Kobra

          What’s Shie so mad about anyway? What did poor little Briella ever do to her?

        • http://draconia.katbox.net RazorFox

          That question’s already been answered, actually, but I plan to have another reminder soon. ~__^

        • Kobra

          You said that it would be answered but you never gave any details and once a week is just too long to wait.

    • http://draconia.katbox.net RazorFox

      She’s quite a trooper, taking one for the team like that. I owe her a relaxing vacation after all this. ^__^;

      • Kobra

        Seeing as what Gaia was put threw those words don’t inspire any relief.

      • Xch3l

        and a swift kick in Lady Red’s ass!!

        • Xch3l

          I was thinking: with this Dragon/Tiger discussion, is there any other species besides them and Scyde (being a vixen)? and what about you? will you appear in the story?

          • http://draconia.katbox.net RazorFox

            Right now, it’s just Dragons, Tigers, and one mysterious Fox (named Shaleigh, by the way, not Scyde). As for RazorFox making an appearance in the series? Never say never, but you can definitely say “not anytime soon.” ^__^

          • killatitan64

            raise your hands if you thnk there should be wolf race (raises hand) and no m not a twilght fan i hate twilight

          • http://draconia.katbox.net RazorFox

            Sorry, no plans for any additional sapient races in the series at this time. Tigers, Dragons, and a Fox or two, but that’s it for now. ^__^

          • Xch3l

            oop! sorry! n.n’ names crossed! but yeah I think it’ll be too soon to appear right now. That part of you appearing actually came from G17 ‘moving’ comic. Anyway, I guess the story needs some time to unfold other species and your appearance. Well… um… can’t wait monday :D

            For the other draconiacs that don’t understand what “moving” I’m saying please go here: http://generation17.smackjeeves.com/comics/1430770/generation-17-is-moving-to-petite-symphony/

  • http://www.digitalcharles.com Sinstarr

    Well…….things are looking pretty grim for Briella. But something’s gotta happen to save her from those blood thirsty tigers. I’m thinking Kilani might pop up and try to calm everyone down. I know she won’t be able to convince them to let her go, but they might take her as prisoner if she can convince them. I think I die a little inside every time a I see a dead dragon……..

    • http://draconia.katbox.net RazorFox

      All good ideas. We’ll see how things shake out. Don’t rule anything out yet. ~__^

      • Finlass

        and now is miss to awsom in big trobel from the one wome tiger army :P oh lets see how it will get along nice work like alway’s :)

        • http://draconia.katbox.net RazorFox

          I think what you wrote there is “And now it’s Miss Too Awesome in big trouble from the One-Woman Tiger Army.” Am I right?

          And yes, Briella’s in a world of hurt right now. Thanks for the kind words, and here’s hoping you’ll be back for future installments. Things aren’t over quite yet. ~__^

        • Finlass

          yes but nobody sad it is over i still think somting realy big and shocking will happen that keeps ouer Miss way to awsome alive :D

  • warmfuzzy

    Ouch! That’s gotta hurt! Round goes to tigers!

    • http://draconia.katbox.net RazorFox

      I figured that they needed to put some points on the board, sooner or later. Shie’s making up for lost ground… by having Briella taste it! ^o^

  • killatitan64

    god says naigh the dragon must live or god will smight the

    • http://draconia.katbox.net RazorFox

      I think our local deities will be cool with this. I’ve already got it worked out with each of them. ~__^

      • Bojack727

        Man… I really like this comic, but I seriously DON’T want to see this plot thread end with the dragon getting tortured/killed. I get that the two races are at war, but I like the Tigers AND the Dragons.

        I, for one, can think of a lot more enjoyable things I’d like to see the girls doing to each other (instead of killing each other).

        • Kobra

          You and me both.

        • Kobra

          Make hot interspecies love, not violent fatality’s.

          • Bojack727

            @Kobra

            You sir, have read my mind. ^__^ There’s no problem that hot girl-on-girl action can’t solve!

          • MrAMP

            Dang!!! She got pawned…from the best angle too by the way!!! XD

        • http://draconia.katbox.net RazorFox

          Thanks for reading, Bojack! As for Dragons and Tigers feuding, there are indeed alternatives to fighting. Checkers, for instance…

          Though I feel that that would eventually devolve into physical violence, too. (“Crown me!” “Gladly!” *ba-KLANG!) ^__^;

          • Kobra

            How about chess then? I don’t think there is a physical reply for “Checkmate.”

          • http://foreverknight13.deviantart.com/ JesterInaMask

            at this point I have become a devout dragon fan. why? BECAUSE WE KNOW MORE ABOUT THEM THEN THE FLEABAGS. But for some reason you love telling us not to by killing the characters we care about. If the rumors are true and briella lives then I’ll cut you some slack, slack I havent given since your execution of Gaia for your own personal reasons.

            Not that I dont like the tigers though. Kilani will remain my favorite in the group because she dosent judge the dragons. heck, she raised the princess under the promise to her dying escort to protect the little one when she was just an egg. And shes still searching for peace between the two.

          • Kobra

            I’m also a dragon fan too (Even though I don’t like there Queen.) And I agree with you, both on what you’re saying about the dragons and the favorite about the tigers. Though I’m still curios about what the feature holds for Raz. Weather she will join Kiani to try and spread peace or go the other direction.

          • Argodeath

            I think i am going to reread the chronicles, again pick up any thing i missed.
            P.S That and it’s my favorite comic, it’s got dragons, Magic, Epic tale’s and Battles
            Thank’s for years of good reading.

          • Argodeath

            Anyone here know another good Web comic That i can read?

          • http://draconia.katbox.net RazorFox

            Well, there’s always the other 7 comics here on Katbox, including the recently added YOSH! [link]. Have a look around, and I’m sure we’ll have something you’ll like.

          • http://draconia.katbox.net RazorFox

            Thanks so much! Knowing that my humble little webcomic is your favorite is a huge confidence booster! Woohoo! ^o^

          • http://draconia.katbox.net RazorFox

            Good point about the Tiger society needing a bit more development. That’s something I’m looking to rectify. Maybe that might elicit some sympathy for the other side.

        • http://foreverknight13.deviantart.com/ JesterInaMask

          tortured and killed just liker another dragon we saw earlier?

    • Kobra

      The only real problem Briella has is her element. If she were a Earth dragon then she could change the tunnels to split the tigers up. But if she were a electric or fire dragon then she could just take them all out. Then we’d see those putty cats run.

      • THEMachoMan

        I see Shie having a huge arsenal of wrestling moves: sit-out power bomb, choke slam, double-handed choke slam, chops, muscle buster, olympic slam and even submissions (most likely the coquina clutch or cobra clutch or figure-four leg lock as a tribute to Ric Flair). That’s the feeling I get considering her size.

        • http://draconia.katbox.net RazorFox

          That’s the idea, too. I want to give different Tigers different fighting styles. Shie’s is going to be mainly power moves–punches, slams, suplexes, powerbombs, etc. Kess is more about kicks and punches, kind of MMA style. Riah’s all about weapons, and the twins employ lots of double-teaming.

          The message I wanted to send with this set of pages was “Don’t [screw] with a ‘big cat.’” ^__^

      • http://draconia.katbox.net RazorFox

        Yep, Light Magick has its advantages, but as we’re seeing here, it’s got its limits, too. Who knows if she’s still got one more rabbit in her hat?

        Oh, that’s right, I do! And I ain’t tellin’ yet! Bwahahahahahaaaa! ^o^

  • mewr13

    …..is it Monday already? I want to see what happens next T_T. If Briella does end up into dragon paste then she’ll never fulfill her revenge on Lady Red. And if she lives, that’s going to definitely hurt in the morning >_> and she’ll most likely blame Lady Red for that as well (methinks Briella is due for a vacation XD), there are so many directions that this story can go in (is Briella really the dragon that hurt Riah or is Shie taking it out on the wrong dragon? I’m pretty sure the description Kess gave of Briella matches one other dragon that I remember seeing, but I’m not typing names XD)…..I’m going to need more popcorn ^_^. Thank you Razor for making Monday a day to look forward to!

    • http://draconia.katbox.net RazorFox

      Oooh, you’re good! Let’s see if my plans match up with your speculations. ~__^

  • Ionjam

    Angular momentum may mean that her knees get hit the hardest, but hitting nose first may mean that both her eyes are black now. >.>

    • rugdg13

      Lol. Looks like the Crouching dragon got owned by the Hidden Tiger this time XD

      • http://draconia.katbox.net Shadow

        Here’s a possibility of Briella’s escape from this situation. But might not be the one that you’re thinking of RazorFox. Shie sprinted ahead of Kess and the others, leaving the torch and “fire” behind, and is fighting a light dragon in the dark(if Kess and friends are not right behind her.) So, Briella could redo a trick from earlier that worked on Kess. Just a thought. But I support what ever fate you decide of the characters. Personally, I just want to see somebody get drop-kicked in the face though.

        • http://draconia.katbox.net RazorFox

          Interesting proposition. We shall see, though. As I write this, we’re about 5 hours away from the new page. Hang tight. ~__^

      • http://draconia.katbox.net RazorFox

        Actually, Briella was a hidden Dragon, and I guess Shie had to crouch to grab her horns down there. I loved that movie! ^o^

    • http://iamdablitz.deviantart.com Daemon Blitzkrieg

      The most EPIC suplex to faceplant, ever.

      • http://draconia.katbox.net RazorFox

        Thanks! I wanted it to have a wince-inducing quality in the viewer. Sounds like it succeeded. ^__^

        • http://iamdablitz.deviantart.com Daemon Blitzkrieg

          It so INDEED. Man, I pity the fool who gets hit my that in wrestling or real life situations. *shudders*

    • http://draconia.katbox.net RazorFox

      She’s got a full body’s worth of pain. After a certain point, you stop keeping track of specific body parts that hurt. ~__~

  • Tech

    You can, however, get Suplexed to death.

  • Chromoid

    *sucks in breath slowly*

    …OUCH.

  • fred

    Why would they think she’s GREAT when her single goal in life is destroying mora and is willing to damage the company in order to do it? Costco’s single goal in existence isn’t to destroy walmart and target, it’s to sell crap for money, if they devoted their resources to attacking walmart and target, they wouldn’t exactly be doing a good job of selling crap, now would they?

    • fred

      Not that it wouldn’t LIKE to destroy target and walmart as a side effect of their success, that is. But their priority is their success, not anyone else’s failure.

  • http://www.furaffinity.net/user/maverikat/ MaveriKat

    OOOOH! Briella’s gonna feel THAT, despite how thick Dragon Hide may be! Also Danny, I’ve been trying to get ahold of you… picked up something nice from MegaCon for you. :D

  • Xch3l

    Ouch! That really had to hurt. I think that pays off the toof!

  • hariman

    Yeah, so, hiding doesn’t work when you stink to high heaven. (God gave low heaven Noseplugs and Altoids.) So, my question is:

    Well Briella even have a chance to run away? Because I don’t think that Shie’s going to let go!

    Also, I wonder if Shie will accept Briella’s surrender. I do hope she does, because there’s been enough death already. :(

  • Monkey D. Luffy

    at this point i dont even guese whats going to happen of course not like ive ever done that so far

  • http://draconia.katbox.net RazorFox

    I’ll link up with you at some point. New computer means I’m still discovering which apps I have and which ones I still need. I’ll find you. In the meantime, I thought you were a Tiger fan, through and through. You’re going soft for a Dragon? ^__^

  • http://draconia.katbox.net RazorFox

    Well, like the old saying goes, “An eye for an eye, a toof for a toof.” ^__^;;

  • http://draconia.katbox.net RazorFox

    You’re probably right about Shie not letting go, though I don’t think Briella’s going to be in any shape to move on her own power for a short while. We’ll see if the Tigers can capitalize, and if Briella can still save her scales. Stay tuned… ~__^

  • Zach

    Perhaps in a surprise bit, Kess allows Briella to live, or someone tosses a ball of yarn and the tigers a go go go ^^

  • http://draconia.katbox.net RazorFox

    You’re welcome to keep guessing, though. Even a blind squirrel finds a nut once in a while, and I’m plenty nuts. @_@

  • Silvertail

    (to self) It’s cool, it’s cool, she’s not dead yet, she’s just been body-slammed by a Amazon Tigress out for blood. Doesn’t mean she gonna die. It’s fine, it’ll all be fine…..OR WILL IT??

  • http://draconia.katbox.net RazorFox

    And wouldn’t you just love to find out where Briella keeps that yarn? ~__^

  • http://draconia.katbox.net RazorFox

    Dun-dun-DUUNNNN! She’s not done yet. Shie is just getting her softened up. ^__^

  • http://www.furaffinity.net/user/maverikat/ MaveriKat

    Soft for a dragon? No. Just wincing because that body slam is BRUTAL! Shoot, I felt bad for a Tiger chipping a tooth… I think with a FACE slamming like that, Briella lost TEETH!

  • http://draconia.katbox.net RazorFox

    Or maybe a bloodied nose. Though, given the angular momentum, her knees took the worst of the impact. o_O

  • http://www.furaffinity.net/user/gentlemanplayer/ GentlemanPlayer

    Damn, that’s gonna leave a mark or two.

  • http://draconia.katbox.net RazorFox

    Don’t wind up like Briella. Don’t mess with the “big cats.” ^__^

  • Haraio

    I want to see Shie rip Briella limb from limb. Literally :D

  • Kobra

    WTF, What The Fuck?! A suplex by the horns, you got to be kidding me! But my major issue I have here (Besides the obvious cruelty to dragons.) is with the her supposedly stinking. After all how could she stink? Reptiles have no sweat glands since they are cold blooded. So Briella couldn’t stink from the sweat from all her running.

  • Kobra

    At least not without back up.

  • Kobra

    No offense, but it’s hard to do that when we only get one page a week.

  • http://draconia.katbox.net RazorFox

    Well, the implication is that, like every creature, Dragons have a distinctive scent. Briella’s case, however, is compounded by the fact that she arrived in the Calera after slogging her way through a sewer, as evidenced on page 265 [link]. And our Dragons do actually sweat on occasion. Being fantastical creatures, we can have a bit of leeway with Dragons. ^__^

  • Kobra

    But the tigers came threw the same sludge so shouldn’t that help her since they would smell the same? All those hunters that use the same trick can’t be wrong, and after all even though they tried to wash it off it was still there.
    Being fantasy creatures or not you can’t be both cold blooded and have sweat glands that’s just not biologically possible.

  • http://draconia.katbox.net RazorFox

    Eh, you may be right about the sweat glands, but since I’ve shown the Dragons perspiring in the past, I guess I have to stick with it since it’s “out there.” As for the odor question, yeah, they both have the sewer stench on them, but the Tigers have had a chance to bathe since arriving in the Khalira, since this is their second day there. Briella, on the other hand, is fresh out of the sewer, so the stench is stronger on her. Thus, “Tiger scent + sewer” is a different odor combination than “Dragon scent + heavy sewer,” and Briella, therefore, sticks out like a sore wing. ^__^

  • derppies

    Remember the tigers took a bath in some other cleanier water that might have changed their sent a little to make it different enough from the dragons

  • yupitsnick

    Come Briella, Kick the flee bags tail!

  • Arial WolfBound

    dont you mean “Amazing” Creatures? :3

  • http://draconia.katbox.net RazorFox

    Truly amazing. ^__^

  • http://draconia.katbox.net RazorFox

    Should Shie make a wish? ^__^

  • Kobra

    STOP THE VIOLENCE!!!!

  • Kobra

    Now that I look at that page all Briella was ordered to do was confirmed the tigers trail. If or rather when she get’s away she can certainly leave having accomplished her task.

  • http://draconia.katbox.net RazorFox

    She succeeded, alright. Perhaps overly so.

  • ArcticSirius

    honestly, I want Briella to win…

  • http://foreverknight13.deviantart.com/ JesterInaMask

    we are still watching and waiting Danny. Your already on thin ice as it is

  • Kobra

    THE DRAGON FANS HAVE SPOKEN!!!

  • http://draconia.katbox.net RazorFox

    Have faith, my fellow Draconiac. I like to think that I know what I’m doing. Patience. ~__^

  • http://draconia.katbox.net RazorFox

    Okay, I’m sorry to have to do this, but Guyver and Kobra, you two need to settle down. You both have opinions which I both respect, but I will not have my fellow Draconiacs fighting amongst themselves like this. If you have issues between the two of you, please take them elsewhere. The only people allowed to brawl here are Tigers and Dragons, and even then, they’ve got the benefit of being fictional characters. Unless you’re the result of some really sophisticated spambots, I can only assume that each of you are an actual human being, and I don’t want my readers hurting each others’ feelings.

    I understand that you’re very passionate about the story and the characters–and believe me, that makes me happier than you can possibly imagine, because it means I’m doing my job correctly–but we also need to have respect for each other and our opinions.

    Guyver, please don’t go telling readers to leave, and Kobra, I understand your feelings, but I urge you to let the story play out. This is by no means the end. For what it’s worth, and to borrow a line from Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Briella’s not dead yet. Keep the faith! There’s still more story to tell. Sit back, relax, and look to next Monday. I’m sorry the comic doesn’t come out more frequently, but that’s why it’s always suspenseful.

    Thank you both for your understanding.

  • zanzellian

    Dibs on her tail!

  • http://draconia.katbox.net RazorFox

    Oh, believe me, I’m listening. ^__^

  • http://hamstap85-studios.webs.com/ hamstap85

    I saw that she lives, but is heavily bruised and damaged. Maybe makes it back to the kingdom, maybe not.

  • http://draconia.katbox.net RazorFox

    Another Brieliever! Keep the light shining! ^o^

  • http://draconia.katbox.net RazorFox

    Don’t count her out yet. She might be too amazing to go out like a punk. ^__^

  • http://draconia.katbox.net RazorFox

    You’ll have to talk to the other Tigers about that. There’s a pretty good ratio of Tigers to appendages right now. Would you be okay with a spleen or a pancreas instead? ^__^;;

  • http://draconia.katbox.net RazorFox

    If she does make it back, “pissed off” would be a very gentle way of describing her mood. ^__^;;

  • Darkguyver2020

    Don’t listen to the fans. It’s your story. Besides, I know Briella would make an “amazing” pair of dragonskin boots.

  • http://draconia.katbox.net RazorFox

    Damn right! Thanks for having faith, Darkguyver! ^__^

  • Kobra

    Not listening to the fan-base isn’t sound advice though.

  • http://draconia.katbox.net RazorFox

    Oh, I do listen to the fans, and I deeply respect their opinions, but I also have a story I want to tell, and I’d be compromising my own integrity as a writer if I bent to every single suggestion and whim proposed by a reader. What I ask of you, Kobra, Jester, and everyone else who’s kind enough to visit the comic every week, is to allow the events to unfold as they were meant to. You’re welcome to cheer or boo, but you’re also invited to see things through. Is this the end of Briella? Maybe, or maybe not. Are Shie’s actions justified? In her eyes, very much so. But the story’s not done yet. Allow me to finish telling it, and I think you’ll be glad you did.

    Thank you for your patronage and continued readership. I hope not to let you down. ^__^

  • Kobra

    By all means do what you want, but if you don’t want our impute then why even let us post?

  • http://draconia.katbox.net RazorFox

    Feedback is important, and I do use it from time to time to make adjustments–some fine-tuning, if you will. The big picture, though, remains largely unchanged. Plus, I like seeing what you all have to say. Your input is valuable, but at the end of the day, this is still my story. Let me show you what I can do. ~__^

  • Darkguyver2020

    I can’t really add anything that Razorfox hasn’t already said. There’s nothing wrong with giving feedback, but expecting him to change the story so it plays out how you want is out of order. You need to learn that you can’t have everything go your way. I am aware Briella has somewhat of a fanbase, but if Razorfox intends to turn her into a Dragon Shish kabob then you better respect his wishes. No one likes a backseat driver, so just sit your happy asses down and enjoy the ride.

  • Kobra

    No one’s talking to you guy.

  • http://www.furaffinity.net/user/maverikat/ MaveriKat

    Shie: “I wish for one more dead dragon!”

  • Haraio

    Oh yes! I would love to see all the tigers grab hold of one limb each, and then pull her apart. It would be gloriously bloody ;) I can’t help but be a sadist at heart.

  • http://www.jelliclechronilces.org Rumblepurr

    A body slam like that is going to hurt no matter who or what is the one getting it. Last I checked, this isn’t the WWF (or maybe the DWF = ‘Draconian Wrestling Foundation’). Even if that was choreographed, it’s going to leave a mark… And landing on the ‘flight muscles’… THAT alone has got to be very very uncomfortable… Good one again, RF. Ratcheting up the action is great!!!

  • astersa

    woooooooooow excellent movement.

  • Arial WolfBound

    OUCH despite her good little hiding spot she got grabbed AND Pummeld if she can take that AND survive then she will go back without an arm and a leg…. and maybe with some broken horns

  • Jerico

    I laughed at this, I hope that the tigers and dragons have peace, for they are both equally great races ^-^

  • Zachary

    “An eye for an eye leaves the world blind.” – Ghandi

  • Kobra

    Shie never lost any teeth or eye’s though.

  • http://draconia.katbox.net RazorFox

    Shie hasn’t, but she’s fighting on behalf of someone who has.

  • Chocothunda

    Suplex by the horns?! GOD DAMN!

    This isn’t gonna end well for Briella D:

  • http://draconia.katbox.net RazorFox

    So glad you like it! I’ve fulfilled the “sex” part of the deal, so now it’s time to serve up some piping hot violence. It’s the kind of story I’ve been wanting to tell for a long time, so thanks for coming along for the ride! ^o^

  • http://rascals.petitesymphony.com Mastergodai

    ouch! X8

  • razorbrun645

    “By the horns ladies and gentlemen!” Well this is what I was considering the worst case scenario for Briella. Namely a big tiger getting a hold of her and stunning her on the ground. Now the forceful removal of arms, legs, tail and wings may be on the way. Put on your goggles and possibly earplugs everyone this is about to get messy as well as load.

  • http://draconia.katbox.net RazorFox

    “What goes up…” ^__^

  • razorbrun645

    *loud*

  • http://draconia.katbox.net RazorFox

    Everyone’s so fixated on dismemberment. Tsk, tsk. So many other creative ways to kill Dragons. ^__^;;

  • http://draconia.katbox.net RazorFox

    Wow, thanks! I always try to do my best with action shots. And you have no idea how many cringe-inducing videos I had to look up to get references for Briella’s landing. ~__~;;

  • http://draconia.katbox.net RazorFox

    All that AND she’ll be severely pissed off. Hell hath no fury like a Dragon scorned. ^__^

  • http://draconia.katbox.net RazorFox

    That’s the reaction I was aiming for. Mission accomplished! ^o^

  • http://www.furaffinity.net/user/spiritstudios Argent

    OOOOHHHHH! And it’s Shie with a suplex!

  • Crabby

    Like ripping her horns off and stabbing her with them. Still rooting for her for the time being. Though based on Shie and Riah’s reaction to Briella description on page 272 it’s possible that they’ve crossed paths before. If it turns out that Brialla is the one responsible for Riah’s injuries, my sympathy for her will be severely diminished. Otherwise…Go Briella!

  • http://draconia.katbox.net RazorFox

    Ooh, I like the bit you suggested with the horns. Interesting. ^__^

  • Kobra

    You guys just keep getting me more and more worried.

  • THEMachoMan

    D: I hope this isn’t the end of Briella. I like her. Personally she’s my favorite dragon along with Lady Red. Really haven’t found any favorite tigers yet. But Shie is right now impressing me. I’m a huge wrestling fan and that nasty suplex impressed me. Though I think Ric Flair could take her on. *insert Ric Flair “wooooo” here*

  • Happenstance

    But…I like both.
    Can’t they just be friends? ;-;
    (Btw, I was observing the movement on the characters too! I’m so impressed! It’s so fluid!)

  • Kobra

    Would this even be a suplex or a power slam?

  • http://draconia.katbox.net RazorFox

    *bro-fist* I’ve been known to enjoy a bit of “rasslin’” myself. I figured that, being a “big cat,” Shie’s moves should incorporate some wrestling maneuvers. Thus, I opted for a wicked suplex (to answer Kobra’s question).

    In a little bit of behind-the-scenes trivia, this was actually a move that Kess was going to do during her encounter with Briella, but I decided against it. Kess would have done it with her feet hooked under Briella’s horns. The move was resurrected for Shie, and modified to play to her physical strength. I’m glad I waited. ^__^

  • Kobra

    Last one that thought that got sucker by her own bitch of a sister.

  • http://draconia.katbox.net RazorFox

    Thanks! I’m so glad so many people like the way I was able to depict the movement here. A lot of cringe-inducing research went into it, so I’m glad it paid off. ^__^;;

  • Surun the Scroll-Writer

    Now that’s what I call one hell of a powerful slam, ya can’t help but feel a wee-bit remorseful for the soon-to-get-her tail beat Briella. Shie is certainly a powerhouse, the advantage is presently hers after a blow like that.~

  • http://draconia.katbox.net RazorFox

    Where’s JR and the King to call the action when you need them? ^o^

    JR: “Bah gawd! Bah gawd! As gawd is my witness, she suplexed her straight to hell!”

    King: “Forget that! Save the puppies!!”

  • http://draconia.katbox.net RazorFox

    Yeah, I feel pretty bad for Briella, too. I like to imagine that my cast of characters are a very cooperative team of actresses. Briella just took a high hard one in the name of her craft. Real trooper! Gotta respect that level of dedication. ^__^

  • lightningangel7

    SUPLEX! XD

  • http://draconia.katbox.net RazorFox

    Lesson learned: Don’t piss off a “big cat.” o_O

  • Explosion Zuruck

    Hey Razor. If Shie has Briella covered….. *puts his dukes up* Les go a few rounds eh? [Me VS You]

  • http://draconia.katbox.net RazorFox

    I don’t do well at fist fights, but I can kick anyone’s ass at the versus mode from “Sonic the Hedgehog 2.” Undefeated for 20 years, baby!! >o<

  • Darkguyver2020

    Okay, I apologise, RF. Seeing people whine and telling the artist what to do is just a major pet peeve of mine. It won’t happen again.

  • Kobra

    I’m not trying to tell anyone what to do, like I said before by all means do what you want since it’s you’re story. Not like what I say is going to make a difference anyway.

  • http://hamstap85-studios.webs.com/ hamstap85

    a VERY gentle description.

    oh, and you probably already knew this but i meant to say *say not saw

  • Kobra

    I don’t play the game myself, but I know a good friend that would take you up on that challenge.

  • killatitan64

    dragons vs tigers dragons hand down there are more and they can fly

  • Kobra

    Don’t forget the magics.

  • AACMIV

    had a crazy dream of this comic and i had to put it down. I dreamed that u will put in a fully armored knight in the story. U never see the face, and it looks human (one part of the armor falls off, showing a non furry arm). I guess this was from me re-reading the chapter from start to the last page, and playing zelda, till bout 4…and waking up 5 minuntes ago…

    just felt like putting this up.

  • Arjay

    I just can’t see Briella making a quick recovery from that tiger induced faceplant.

  • Typhoon Dragoon

    Who knew she was that flexible. A full back bend just to slam her opponent on to the stone floor.

  • http://draconia.katbox.net RazorFox

    Interesting. A sign that there might be a “knight in shining armor” to come to Briella’s rescue? Hmmm…

  • Arjay

    Hmm. Tiger Faceplant. Sounds like a potential WWE move.

  • NekoHybrid

    German Suplex!

  • Argodeath

    As long a Briella is still alive she’s still in the game!
    Hope she Can survive though.
    I like Briella, but elektra is my favorite dragon,
    She look’s out for here own.

  • http://draconia.katbox.net RazorFox

    Ooooh, yeeeeeah! >o<

  • http://draconia.katbox.net RazorFox

    “The magics.” You sound like Photo Finish there. Hee hee! /)^3^(

  • http://draconia.katbox.net RazorFox

    Never underestimate the “big cats.” ~__^

  • http://draconia.katbox.net RazorFox

    Ja, beeyotch! >o<

  • http://draconia.katbox.net RazorFox

    Elektra’s actually my favorite Dragon to draw. Love her tattoos. She’ll be back. As for Briella, will she survive? The answer is just a few hours away. ~__^