I think in the past I've looked at that first panel and thought "WOW was I lazy" and regretting not putting more effort into that kablooey explosion but now... I quite like the humor behind it and find it charming, even.
(way to give myself excuses)
Last panel: I should've drawn just the tips of the fingers falling so we'd get a clearer and smoother transition to let the readers know the knight let go. It's a liiittle too sudden for my taste, between the two last panels there. Though there is something impactful about not seeing anything but the branch too... hmm the joy of storytelling with panels :D (no irony there, i do find it fascinating!)
--> This is a rerun of the finished webcomic Go Get a Roomie! You can find these two strips in the old archive >here<!