Chicken chaser

Merry Christmas everyone! I was supposed to draw a Christmas illustration for the vote incentive but we bought Beat Saber and…. now my arms hurt a lot. In case you’re worried about the chicken or want to have a little fast forward while supporting Replay here are the next two pages:

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How are you spending your Christmas this year? I think I don’t really “feel” it when I’m in Japan. My family is far away, there’s no time off to be lazy while eating cakes, there’s no snow. We’re still going to have a little home-dinner tonight with my fiance but it doesn’t seem like such a big deal anymore. Or maybe I’m just getting old or something? Who knows. I really need to start cooking though, I’ve been very lazy this weekend and haven’t done anything yet. Ok fine, I baked cookies, but they were a hair away from becoming a disaster so I’m not really proud of those. Cookies are damn hard, cakes are way easier…!

If you happen to own a VR set and still haven’t thought of a good Christmas present Beat Saber and Superhot are pretty cool! And if you’re more into boardgames then we enjoyed Azul recently, although it’s pretty much a 2-players game.

Merry Christmas everyone! Replay is not taking any breaks and there’ll be a new page next Monday, just like the usual!


35 comments on “Chicken chaser”

  1. NoriMori Reply

    “It’s mine now!” Just randomly claims a chicken as her own. Ada, you’re hilarious, I love you.

  2. Melda Laure Reply

    Since there’s no where to keep it, she’ll have to take it into the house, then stand guard…

    At that point, Rob can forget about the chicken… cuz the fox…

  3. Thozmp Reply

    Barely perceptible but Ada’s got hearts in her eyes as she’s looking at that chicken. Truly this is love.

  4. JW Reply

    Cookies are damn hard, cakes are way easier…!

    Hmm, my experience runs counter to that. What sort of cookies were you trying to bake?

    The hardest thing about baking cookies for me was always not eating all the cookie-dough before it went into the oven. Cake-batter is pretty good to, but the raw eggs makes it a slightly riskier choice.

    • NotImportant Reply

      My problem with cookies is that they usually get really hard short after baking. Another issue is that the dough usually is butter based and needs to stay in a fridge for a long time before you can actually do anything with it. I chilled mine for a couple of hours but it was still very very sticky soon after taking it out… Cakes never do that to me.

      And hey, raw eggs are totally fine in Japan, you can eat as much cookie dough as you can stomach. And then some more.

      • JW Reply

        Hmm, could it be you’re overworking the dough? I think that can both make it sticky and tough/hard after baking.
        Not that I’m an expert or anything, last time I baked cookies I just used one of those packets of premixed dry ingredients, just add butter and shove it in the oven.

        My biggest problem with cakes used to be that often they’d collapse into a lump of neutronium the minute I cook them from the oven. Ye old recipe book I used hadn’t heard of baking powder. But once I discovered that everything was much better.

        • NotImportant Reply

          More like – the dough is mostly butter so it melts really quickly. You don’t really work it most of the time, cookie dough is just sugar, butter, flour and baking powder. But if you mess up the proportions you either get a very sticky thing or very hard cookies.

          • JW

            Surely if the dough isn’t mostly chocolate-chips, something has gone horribly wrong with the recipe. 😛

  5. DKpsyhog Reply

    “You wish! It’s mine now” this is powerful. Why do you just claim chickens, Ada? Is it because you’re part fox, or just because it’s a bird and birds are neat?
    But I’m sure it’s important. At least important enough to literally get hearts in your eyes in panel 3!

  6. Kirbyshade Reply

    I paused over the picture for a while and it told me the chicken’s name is Hania… LOL!!!

    • Arsivnet Reply

      Oh it really does! holy fudge! oh no, did every page had a note like that? I may have to re-read the entire series from start 🙁

      • JW Reply

        Yup, every page has notes like that (or very nearly all).

        Some other webcomics have that too. I know one that has a whole side-story going on in the mouseover text.

    • Speedy Reply

      ♀ Hania. What does Hania mean? Hania as a girls’ name is of Hebrew and Arabic origin, and the meaning of Hania is “a place to rest; to be happy”.
      – From

      Seems like a perfect name, considering the location. 🙂

  7. Browser Reply

    Well, I guess they’re going to have to haggle to get the book off its new owner.
    It’s the 26th here but, Merry Christmas.

  8. bitflipper Camp dweller Reply

    Argh! I’m only a camp-dweller, so I have to wait to learn the chicken’s fate! Argh argh arghely-barghely fargh! ;-p

    (Sorry, but I really can’t afford to upgrade my Patreon. I’ll just have to learn how to be patient about the chicken.)

    Long time,no hear. I apologise for that, but, I missed the restart of Replay, and then had a few heart attacks, congestive heart failure, and pluresy that all kept me in the Hospital for a month. (And that’s in an American hospital, where, as soon as the patient can actually walk to the door of his room after surgery, they begin processing his discharge!). I’m still alive (and asking “just what the frick does it take to kill me?!”), still kicking, still winking at the nurses, and restructuring my life a bit; this experience has left me disabled and unable to work. Got a few more interesting scars on an already very scarred body, but it’s difficult to be able to breathe for ten minutes at a time. The scars don’t bother me. The breathing, on the other hand… I started cardio-therapy this past week, so, hopefully, I’ll get my wind back over the next year.

    You’re still doing great work, NI! I intend to stick around long enough to see the story’s end. And to love every page as it comes out!

    • NotImportant Reply

      I’m so sorry to hear that! I can only hope that the cardio-therapy works, good luck with all the changes in your life too, I bet it isn’t easy… Please stick around, it’s going to add to my motivation to continue writing this story for the next 30 years or so. Damn, it might be even longer than that. I’ll need to pass it as a legacy to… someone, cause I’m not going to have any kids. Hm. Anyway, it’s going to be a while, and I’m going to take your word for it, buddy!

      And don’t worry, money wouldn’t have helped, the chicken fate is not decided on the next two pages!

      Thank you and please take care.

      • antrik Reply

        Wait, what? Are you serious? I might have to stop reading this story… I’m not really interested in a story that I can’t expect to see to completion 🙁

  9. Sinner12 Reply

    ada doesnt know how to hold a chicken. bad ada. but it was funny how she had a oo shiny moment for a the bird

  10. Crestlinger Reply

    Ans so the world is saved, not by heroes, but aggressive rock garden artists with internet access.

  11. Speedy Reply

    Set the chicken in the circle, and wait to see if it can get out. Someone might’ve written the protection spell backwards. 😉

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