October 4th, 2016
Comment by Ely
posted at 12:04am on October 4th, 2016
Reply by MagpieM
I concur wholeheartedly with the comment above.
posted at 12:36am on October 4th, 2016
Reply by Why?!?!
Me too, and I'd like to add a HELLA to that NOPE
posted at 1:04am on October 4th, 2016
Reply by Random Passerby
posted at 1:42pm on October 4th, 2016
Comment by Kiri
Sev and Xira having a chuckle together is unexpectedly adorable................
posted at 12:45am on October 4th, 2016
Reply by Shazzbaa
the boys are finally getting along!! ;u;
posted at 12:44pm on October 4th, 2016
Comment by The Quiet One
I literally, and I mean that in the truest sense of the word, started screaming at the last panel. So! Freaking! Creepy! Aaahhhh!
(I have been watching the last few updates with increasing dread. I was so proud when they decided they were going to leave, and then found out they meant leave the creepy alley for the creepy hotel. No!)
(Though now I am curious what an aberrant looks like through Aembers glowy blue box.)
posted at 1:29am on October 4th, 2016
YESSSSSSS-- I mean, what, no, everything's fine! I'm sure everything will be fine.
posted at 12:58pm on October 4th, 2016
Comment by Glew
I can literally hear the dramatic chello music at the last panel.
posted at 2:48am on October 4th, 2016
oh my goodness, perfect
posted at 1:03pm on October 4th, 2016
Comment by eoforyth
That last panel will haunt ME, let alone our crew here!
Otherwise, the guys bonding with a giggle, the raised eyebrow from Jonan (who takes the bed - no fool there), the way the girls are watching all the time so they don't miss much - lovely connections
posted at 3:37am on October 4th, 2016
(i'm so happy to have the party together!! ;u; )
posted at 1:05pm on October 4th, 2016
Comment by Anna
@vote incentive: Aww do they sleep together normally?
posted at 6:59am on October 4th, 2016
Necropony knows he is not allowed on the bed and Jonan does not know why he thinks he can get away with that foolishness here
posted at 12:47pm on October 4th, 2016
Reply by Ikwig
Outside of Necropony, Jonan has obviously not spent much time around pets and/or small children. They're very "situational:" just because a new situation is very similar to another one in which one was told not to do something, does not in any way mean that one should not do that something now. After all, it's a different situation!
(One of the things I love about Necropony is that he definitely believes he is a pet - by which I mean, beloved four-legged family member - for Jonan!)
posted at 9:59pm on October 4th, 2016
Reply by Warren Henderson
I love this webcomic and thanks to the creator for sharing. How it is possible to make an undead pony soo damn adorable is baffling to me but I so want one of my own. Also Necropony means I give Jonan a lot of slack he must be a good guy if the undead abomination loves him right?
posted at 1:05pm on October 9th, 2016
Comment by Toanovu
The fact that the inn keeper straight up told them the place is haunted and Xira is the only one who is worried about it makes me worried for the survival of this party. Do none of them have self-preservation skills?
posted at 7:01am on October 4th, 2016
But the room looks so nice and cozy! It's not spooky at all in here. : )
posted at 1:04pm on October 4th, 2016
Comment by Meggyc
This page has the best mixture of emotions. I went from laughing out loud at the second panel to major concern over the last panel. Scary stuff, and I love it!
...All feelings of terror are negated by the adorable vote incentive.
posted at 7:08am on October 4th, 2016
Runewriters: where a zombie breaks spooky tension by being adorable
posted at 1:01pm on October 4th, 2016
Comment by bbullock
"There's... probably a better way to do it."
I'm guessing there's a better way than what Sev comes up with, for almost anything, really.
posted at 10:30am on October 4th, 2016
omg THIS IS,, ACCURATE,,,
posted at 12:48pm on October 4th, 2016
Comment by Ikwig
Erm, Sev, may I remind you that according to the cast page Jonan is only 29 years old? Technically, he's younger than Esra (whom we haven't seen much of recently, but I honestly thought he was in his early 20s until I read the cast page . . . Really, I'd be completely wrong about many things without the guiding wonder that is the cast page!). Good thing Jonan doesn't easily take offense at that sort of thing . . . or at least is too smart to take offense when it means the difference between a comfy bed and the hard floor!
Also, Sev, yes indeed there are probably better ways (than setting them on fire) to handle most problems.
Sev gets extra points, though for offering the comfy beds to other people, and for deciding that sleep is more important than being freaked out by the haunted inn. (Truth is, if I could only pick one RW character to spend a day with, I would almost certainly pick Sev, heh.)
posted at 11:04am on October 4th, 2016
omg that last statement is wonderful, I'm so glad, IT WOULD DEFINITELY BE AN EXCITING DAY IF NOTHING ELSE xD
(I will point out, though, that Jonan definitely does not look 29! Sev would have no reason to believe Jonan's that young)
posted at 12:57pm on October 4th, 2016
Oh yeah, nobody's told them! I never noticed!
posted at 1:45pm on October 4th, 2016
Reply by eoforyth
I have been wondering why Jonan looks so much older than his years, even allowing for the effect of dehydration. Magic using him up? Rarlier Miscast of his own? Using magic to make himself look older as he had a really cute baby face? Also, hopefully he will be able to get a recharge easier here.
posted at 6:33am on October 5th, 2016
Reply by Lynx-Eye
Jonan may be "only" 29, but he's easily the oldest member of the group. He's more than twice Æmber's age, almost twice as old as Xira, and half again Sev's age. When have people ever needed more of a gap than that to kid someone about their age?
posted at 2:10am on October 9th, 2016
I just realized, is Jonan petting the Necropony on the first panel?
Is Aember finally going to have a moment where she's going to fangirl to Jonan about him? :D
omg I love the priorities on both of these comments. like, okay, yes, terrifying eye monster, BUT I GOTTA KNOW ABOUT THE FANGIRL SITUATION
posted at 6:57pm on October 4th, 2016
Reply by Anna
YES EXACTLY!! :)
For some reason those eyes look so much comforting...like home.
posted at 2:13pm on October 7th, 2016
Comment by reynard61
They're watching you!
They see your every move!
They're watching you!
They're watching you,
posted at 1:45am on October 5th, 2016
Reply by NoRAd
You know, I used to think the group that did that song was called Holland Oats.
posted at 6:14am on October 5th, 2016
Comment by Otterscotch
You know, if they were NPCs, this would be the last we would ever see of them, aside from possibly a grizzly mess in the morning...
posted at 9:16am on October 5th, 2016
Reply by palesheep
I... I am now imagining interactive Runewriters... Like, classic 8bit style. (Homestuck being the most comparable example of comic+game combo). I approve. =D
On a further tangent, Runewriters Dating Sim. Where any attempt to flirt with Sev goes COMPLETELY UNNOTICED, whereas even thinking favourably about Xira prompts shy awkward advances from him.
posted at 9:05pm on October 5th, 2016
I want that dating sim . . . I'm kinda disturbed that I want it, but seriously, it sounds like so much fun!
posted at 10:46pm on October 5th, 2016
Reply by PaleSheep
If you try to pursue Jonan the best you can do is get permission to observe while he works on his necromancy projects, but that allows you to unlock Necropony's minigame.
posted at 9:53pm on October 6th, 2016
I...... actually do have an entire text document on my computer labelled "RW DATEY GAME" pondering this exact thing, because OF COURSE I've pondered this exact thing,,,,,,,
posted at 1:13pm on October 10th, 2016
posted at 5:29pm on October 10th, 2016
IT'S ACTUALLY TOO SPOILERY,,,, because the ideas I had were like, what if I made a dating game that takes place a few years after the story is done,
(basically my issue was if you wanted to date everyone during the story, it's tough to make those logistics work, since the player avatar then would have to be like, this extra new character that joins the party?? while they're travelling I guess??? it's hard to take time off to date, IDK, MAYBE IM OVERTHINKING THIS,,,)
posted at 6:07pm on October 10th, 2016
Huh... Yeah I guess it would be. Unless Player just kinda *happened* to be traveling the same direction at the same speed and *happened* to keep bumping into the party at moments when they aren't running for their lives. But that's a loooot of coincidence.
posted at 6:20pm on October 10th, 2016
Take care in this inn,
The walls have ears, door has eyes,
Sleep tight: bed ghost bites!
I mean it has been a while since we had corny fan haiku.
posted at 9:37am on October 5th, 2016
It's always the right time for corny fan haiku! :)
posted at 10:47pm on October 5th, 2016
Reply by Jade
Yellow eyes in dark
Not very bright aberrant
It's looking the wrong way
posted at 5:25pm on October 10th, 2016
Comment by Tehbeefer
I feel like the door's terrified by Sev's statement there. "Fire?!"
posted at 3:30pm on October 5th, 2016
Reply by PK
I am delighted by this interpretation.
posted at 7:30pm on October 6th, 2016
Comment by Icarus
OMG! IT's A MIMIC! ... maybe? or the ghost being a dick.
posted at 12:53pm on October 10th, 2016