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Nekomata-chan
Comic Status:

Night Fall will resume in December- I've been dying to draw some of my OCs lately- so I'm really excited to get working on it again. xD

Pokemon: Rising Shadows might go on hiatus again during that time- I love my Pokemon characters- but my original characters are much more important to me at heart. I feel bad for neglecting them so much.

We'll see...

NaNoWriMo Progress: Getting there. Slowly. Eventually. Maybe.
  • Real Name
    Neko
  • Age
    27
  • Gender
    Female
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@Zirilon: Pretty much. xD

@Shadow-Charmeleon: I don't think anyone does. xD
@somerandomguynumber1: I CAN. I ALREADY FEEL THE LACK OF BUFFER EATING MY SOUL.

@Zirilon: Pfft. xD
@Koren: It is. >D

@OrT: STLE actually rebooted- if you click the icon under affiliates you can see the new version! =D

And thank you! I'm honored that people have enjoyed PRS. I never expected it to get such a following. <3 And I assure you- there's more Bern to come. Just not for a while~!
@Meshoy: Ye! Thank you!

@redwolfdragon: Ah! Thank you- it means a lot to see people think so!

@TheJGamer: Pfft. xD Yee!

@robbiegameing1: NOT YET.
@-FluorescentScales-: YES.

@TheJGamer: Yup!

@AndreTheLugia: Maybe.

@LightBlueBlaze: Haha- No joke here. =D

@Zirilon: True!

@Shadow_Strikr: Probably not. I think there won't be anymore comics added on top of this. xD

@Koren: The joke's on you. =P It wasn't a joke.

@NamelessImp: Main PRS will always take priority. So no worries!
@Gothimo: Easy- Aden is always on Arden's right.

@ScienceGamer01: I know, I was asked permission for them to be included.
@Alpaca53382: Pfft.

@Wolfier: Hmm... Maybe? Maybe not! You'll see.
@Nashew: What if the twins are really just me in disguise?

@WiispNightmare: =) The author dislikes ships too. And yes, Echo can be asked questions so long as if the questions are asked in the proper place.

@SrBubbles: That it is.
My guess is hidden power Ice. =P
YEEE! She is a precious floof and is enjoying a swim. <3 THANKS SO MUCH.
Just a few updates:

- Site Layout changes: I plan on overhauling the site later on, but for now I've done some minor changes. I've removed the buffer/schedule since I don't update those anyway. I've changed all links in the links/support areas to images. I've updated the affiliates section to remove inactive or broken links as well as the inclusion of some new affiliates and links to other comics I'm a part of.

- If you want to affiliate, please drop me a message including the banner image I should use. You must first put the PRS affiliate button somewhere on your site before I add yours.

- New: Ko-fi. Basically a tip jar for those who don't want to commit to patreon or buy stuff off redbubble or etsy.

- PRS Return date: Looking at a tentative May 11th return. Patreon sneaks will be beginning soon.

- Tapas: I've had a Tapas site for a while. It sometimes updates a little earlier than the SJ site. If you prefer Tapas, the link is there to the left of the PRS pages.

I think that's it for now.
WHEN IS THE NEXT UPDATE?!?!111?!?!

-shot-

JK. I approve of this harmless fun, see?
So, what is PRSaga? Well, in short- it's going to be a collection of one-shot comics based in the PRS world. When I first started PRS I had big plans, lots of characters, and a lot of ideas. However, as I've continued through PRS I realized my ideas were getting a bit much for a single story. Naya was hardly the main character and covering the backstories of other characters was making the main plot move in a pace so sluggish a snail could circle the earth before I'd finish the comic. I had to start making cuts. At first it was a few scenes here and there- like one where I had Miah trying to talk Cero out of doing something stupid or an extended battle in the temple where more than just Cero comes to the rescue. Then I started cutting more. Story arcs that I deemed non-essential to the plot. Character stories that would eat up too much time for too little payoff. The goal was to get PRS down to a length that wouldn't take me 20 years to complete.

It was no secret in the discord server that I was cutting things. A member of the server- Runesage- asked if anyone was interested in a collab project. He's a great friend and an active member of the discord server with a strong interest in writing. I took up the offer on the condition it was a short story- not a full blown project. We bounced ideas around and eventually settled on the idea of creating a one-shot about Reggie since he's one of the characters with a less solid backstory that wouldn't have made it into the main comic. Lots of ideas were bounced around and we now have a solid outline for a 22 page comic featuring Reggie and his first adventure. Why stop there? There are plenty of stories in the PRS world that won't fit in the main comic that could be told- so we decided on Pokemon Radiant Sagas (keeping that PRS acronym) to be a series of short stories featuring various cast members. These stories will all be considered canon to the PRS world but not essential reading to understand the main PRS story. They may however connect to the main story somehow.

Preemptive FAQs:

Q: When will PRSaga start/update?
- Unknown. We're currently in the scripting phase of the first story. Patrons will get exclusive concept art, WIP shots, etc. as we go through scripting and layouts. Once a suitable buffer of pages is made I will start posting pages on patreon for those of the $5+ tiers. These updates will take place on the bonus Tuesday updates instead of extra PRS updates when the comic is updating. Once the entire comic is complete the posts will begin to be put up for the public on a once a week basis.

Q: Why release on Patreon first?
- Imagine that you're a comic writer. Now imagine that every time you miss an update or take a break you get about 10 messages asking "When's the next page?!?!?!?!" Now picture how annoying that gets. Multiply that by two. It's bad enough being pestered over main PRS when missing an update that I'd rather have each story of PRSaga complete before beginning updates for it. I also sorta want to give the Patrons a special treat for their amazing support over the last two years. Without them I wouldn't even be considering working on another comic on top of PRS. Don't worry though- any and all comics will go public as soon as they're ready. I would never create a patreon-only comic. It'll just be less stressful for me not to worry as much about missed updates.

Q: Will this effect the main PRS comic production?
- Yes and no. The goal is to still have PRS update on a weekly basis when not on hiatus. PRS will only lose the bonus Tuesday patreon updates whenever PRSaga is updating. However, the main story will take priority over PRSaga. If I don't have time to complete a PRSaga page I will upload a PRS page on the Tuesday update. Hopefully I'll have enough of a buffer of both comics that this never becomes a problem.

Q: How long will each PRSaga story be and how many will there be?
- Each story will be no more than 22 pages. Right now, we only have a short based around Reggie planned. We'll focus on scripting out this one before we start brainstorming another. Right now I do not expect to have more than one of these a year.

Q: Will I need to read PRSaga to understand events in main PRS?
- No. The stories are canon and may be relevant to the main PRS plot, but anything incredibly relevant to the main PRS plot will be shown or explained in main PRS in some form or another. This is mostly an excuse for me to cover things that would not make it into the main comic for pacing reasons.

Q: Who is working on PRSaga?
- Runesage and myself. Both of us are brainstorming, outlining, and scripting the stories as a team. I will be in charge of all art stuff.
Haha! I got y'all, didn't I? You all fell for my joke. =) You know- the one where I announce a very real project on April 1st just to see how many would think it's a joke. Well- it's not! PRSaga is actually going to be a thing!

So, what is PRSaga? Well, in short- it's going to be a collection of one-shot comics based in the PRS world. When I first started PRS I had big plans, lots of characters, and a lot of ideas. However, as I've continued through PRS I realized my ideas were getting a bit much for a single story. Naya was hardly the main character and covering the backstories of other characters was making the main plot move in a pace so sluggish a snail could circle the earth before I'd finish the comic. I had to start making cuts. At first it was a few scenes here and there- like one where I had Miah trying to talk Cero out of doing something stupid or an extended battle in the temple where more than just Cero comes to the rescue. Then I started cutting more. Story arcs that I deemed non-essential to the plot. Character stories that would eat up too much time for too little payoff. The goal was to get PRS down to a length that wouldn't take me 20 years to complete.

It was no secret in the discord server that I was cutting things. A member of the server- Runesage- asked if anyone was interested in a collab project. He's a great friend and an active member of the discord server with a strong interest in writing. I took up the offer on the condition it was a short story- not a full blown project. We bounced ideas around and eventually settled on the idea of creating a one-shot about Reggie since he's one of the characters with a less solid backstory that wouldn't have made it into the main comic. Lots of ideas were bounced around and we now have a solid outline for a 22 page comic featuring Reggie and his first adventure. Why stop there? There are plenty of stories in the PRS world that won't fit in the main comic that could be told- so we decided on Pokemon Radiant Sagas (keeping that PRS acronym) to be a series of short stories featuring various cast members. These stories will all be considered canon to the PRS world but not essential reading to understand the main PRS story. They may however connect to the main story somehow.

Preemptive FAQs:

Q: When will PRSaga start/update?
- Unknown. We're currently in the scripting phase of the first story. Patrons will get exclusive concept art, WIP shots, etc. as we go through scripting and layouts. Once a suitable buffer of pages is made I will start posting pages on patreon for those of the $5+ tiers. These updates will take place on the bonus Tuesday updates instead of extra PRS updates when the comic is updating. Once the entire comic is complete the posts will begin to be put up for the public on a once a week basis.

Q: Why release on Patreon first?
- Imagine that you're a comic writer. Now imagine that every time you miss an update or take a break you get about 10 messages asking "When's the next page?!?!?!?!" Now picture how annoying that gets. Multiply that by two. It's bad enough being pestered over main PRS when missing an update that I'd rather have each story of PRSaga complete before beginning updates for it. I also sorta want to give the Patrons a special treat for their amazing support over the last two years. Without them I wouldn't even be considering working on another comic on top of PRS. Don't worry though- any and all comics will go public as soon as they're ready. I would never create a patreon-only comic. It'll just be less stressful for me not to worry as much about missed updates.

Q: Will this effect the main PRS comic production?
- Yes and no. The goal is to still have PRS update on a weekly basis when not on hiatus. PRS will only lose the bonus Tuesday patreon updates whenever PRSaga is updating. However, the main story will take priority over PRSaga. If I don't have time to complete a PRSaga page I will upload a PRS page on the Tuesday update. Hopefully I'll have enough of a buffer of both comics that this never becomes a problem.

Q: How long will each PRSaga story be and how many will there be?
- Each story will be no more than 22 pages. Right now, we only have a short based around Reggie planned. We'll focus on scripting out this one before we start brainstorming another. Right now I do not expect to have more than one of these a year.

Q: Will I need to read PRSaga to understand events in main PRS?
- No. The stories are canon and may be relevant to the main PRS plot, but anything incredibly relevant to the main PRS plot will be shown or explained in main PRS in some form or another. This is mostly an excuse for me to cover things that would not make it into the main comic for pacing reasons.

Q: Who is working on PRSaga?
- Runesage and myself. Both of us are brainstorming, outlining, and scripting the stories as a team. I will be in charge of all art stuff.

Link to SJ site: http://www.smackjeeves.com/comicprofile.php?id=174081
The number of asks per week are starting to be reduced since I've slowly started throwing Sneaks and Lore stuff on Tuesdays/Fridays in place of Asks on Patreon.

Expect to hear news about PRS Chapter 9 in the next week or two.
I'm gonna be starting a new comic, guys. =) I decided there just wasn't enough Reggie in PRS so I'm gonna work on this instead.

Gonna be co-written with a friend. I'll be fully in charge of art.
Also, this gets a post of its own: Questions are to be asked on this page ONLY. Any others will be ignored and deleted.

http://risingshadows.smackjeeves.com/comics/2578127/q-a-is-open/
Just a note: If I delete your comment/s on the main ask page, it's because your question was either answered and will appear in a future ask update, broke a rule and was removed, or because it just wasn't something I wanted to answer for a number of reasons.

And yes, posting your questions in the wrong page counts as breaking a rule. Though, some people lack reading comprehension and will post in the wrong place anyway. I'll just remove them from this point on.

Questions, if chosen to answer, will count as raffle entries.
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Y'all realize you're supposed to ask questions on the main Ask announcement page and not the previous, current, or future answer pages, yes? Please keep all asks to the appropriate pages or I will ignore them. I'm taking asks on multiple sites and want to minimize the hunting for questions by keeping them to a single page on each site.

Thank you!