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Lumnili
March 12th, 2014
@QuietGrace: I must warn you that it will take some time... Really, it's going to be so much longer than the oneshot that it's nearly like starting a new series from scratch. xD Not to mention I don't have as much time I used to. But I'll make it happen some day! :D
Lumnili
March 12th, 2014
@QuietGrace: B-Bolena? lmao that's probably the worst pairing name I've ever heard, I can't believe I didn't realise that until now! XD Well at least it's not as bad as Katniss and Peeta from the Hunger Games. Come to think of it Bomb's name doesn't seem to go well with any other name... Boishi, Boiyo... That must mean Bomb will be forever alone. ;O;

But, yeah, Bomb obviously has a crush on Selena but whether they'll ever get together or not is a different story. Only time will tell... @o@ I don't plan to make a 'sequel'... Rather, I want to remake the whole story into a longer one when I'm ready.

Thanks for reading! :D
Lumnili
March 12th, 2014
@QuietGrace: Maybe he does... maybe he doesn't. But Bomb will insist on the latter. 0.o
@QuietGrace: It'd be titled 'Taishi Saves Christmas'! :D

Thanks! xD
Lumnili
February 28th, 2014
@Angelz_Blaze: Considering the fact that it was supposed to be a oneshot, it actually ended pretty early. xD But the remake will be a lot longer!
Lumnili
February 27th, 2014
@Angelz_Blaze: Lol it was meant to be a metal bar but back then I sucked at drawing inanimate objects even more than I do now. xP
@mickey_chemx: Ahhhh that's too late! :O XD Anyway, thank you very much for reading it, I'm glad you liked it! I hope to able to show you more in the future. C:
I have one more announcement to make before I set the comic's status as 'complete'. Area 9 is now available in print, and you can buy it through this link! ^^

http://lumiart.storenvy.com/products/3612787-area-9


If you want to read a bit more about it you can also check out this journal: http://lumnili.deviantart.com/journal/Area-9-OUT-NOW-410419649


And now, Area 9 really IS over. ): I have plans for a full length remake, but it will take a while to prepare such a long story. :o
@Dr. Giggles: Thanks for the comment! :)
@SmackJeevesNinja: Awww... Maybe I will start a new comic in a year or so which will serve as a replacement? But I still don't know how similar it'll be to Area 9. O:> Or maybe you will get something better than a replacement in years to come when I remake it. :3

Oh yes, I've thought about that, but I think I'll make an announcement once Area 9 has been released in book format, and THEN mark it as complete. :)
Lumnili
September 22nd, 2013
@Merone: Thanks! :)
@DaringDestiny: You were introduced by a friend? That somehow makes me feel popular. :D

Well, I'm glad you liked it! Thank you very much! ^^
@SmackJeevesNinja: Wow, this is the best critique I've gotten! :D I agree, my art style looked pretty different back then... I think it'starting to settle down a bit, though... At least, I hope it is. xD Backgrounds...I do need to draw more of them. D:

Oh yeah... I was kind of worried at times that Taishi's monologues might have been too long. ^^; Then again, at least it's not as bad as the monologues in Shingeki no Kyojin. :D (great anime btw, but there are some painfully long monologues where the characters spend like half an episode talking to themselves. I think that anime taught me a lesson xD) It does seem like the kind of thing an inexperienced writer would do... Having too much to say, but not being able to condense it. I'll try to work on that skill for my next comic.

And uh... Ok, I won't thank you for reading. But I have to thank you for all your awesome comments! You always had something interesting to say that was more than 'nice comic', 'cool page' etc. Longer, more thoughtful comments are always a pleasure to get! So thank you for that, and I hope you will like my next comic just as much as this one! ^__^
@Madraina: Thank you for reading it! 83
Well... It looks like this is the end... I'll miss my manga and everyone who commented on it! *cries*

It’s strange that, when I was making this I felt as if I’d have a lot to say, but now that it’s over I’m somehow left speechless. It’s been 2 years since I started this manga and it felt like a part of my life. I wonder if it’ll feel like there’s a hole in my life now that I’ve finished my comic?

So much has changed since I started this two years ago. Back then, my drawings were absolutely awful, and now they’re somewhat bearable. This was actually supposed to be 60 pages long but I went 200 pages over that. I remember being amazed when Area 9 got around 40 fans on Smackjeeves (The first site I hosted my comic on) after a day, even though it only had like 2 pages (whether these fans were hoping for yaoi or not, I do not know XD). But for quite a while, all you would see in the ‘similar’ comics were bl, bl, more bl, and it was really strange thinking about who was actually reading it. Fortunately, there is now no bl in the similar comics so it looks like people are now reading it for the story, and not because they hope Taishi and Bomb will get together in… that way. O.o (Really, can you imagine TaishixBomb? That’s just disgusting XD)

Since then I’ve posted Area 9 on 3 more sites: DeviantART, Mangamagazine and Tapastic. I’ve received lovely comments from people on all 4 of these sites and they encouraged me to keep working on my comic. It was still kind of depressing to see my comic being surpassed by so many other new comics (because I used to be naïve and thought I could just come out of school and do this thing for a living, or a part time job that pays), but when I think about how I’ve grown to love my comic and my characters and there are also other people who enjoy my comic, I feel like that’s still a great accomplishment. Not to mention I’ve completed a comic from start to finish and I’m going to get it printed so I can put it on a bookshelf in my room and look proudly at it forever. :D There was also that time when Area 9 somehow appeared in the Trending section of Mangamagazine a few weeks ago and it really surprised me, because I thought that was only for new comics. And seeing that I got nearly 20,000 views that week even though I always got less than 5,000 per month before, and seeing that Area 9 was ranked no. 1 in that week’s member comics even though it ranked 70th just a few weeks or months ago, surprised me so much that I had to spend a while staring at my screen in shock. xD

I know Area 9 was pretty short but I don’t regret making it this short. I simply wouldn’t have had the writing or drawing skills to make such a long series. Not to mention, I’m in school, which means that sometimes I’ll have no time to draw while at other times I’ll have plenty. I just don’t have a steady lifestyle yet so I don’t feel as if it’s a good time to start something very long. But I want to keep getting better so that someday, I’ll be able to remake Area 9 into something much longer! When I started writing this I didn’t see it as something that could be very long, but now I can see a lot more potential for a longer story. I want more time to develop my characters and their relationships, their backstories, and the plot. I don’t know when this will happen, but I really hope I can remake it sometime.

As for my next project… I really don’t know what’s going to happen. I’m going into my last year of school, and then I have to go to college and I have no idea what college that will be or what college will be like… In fact, I don’t even know what I’m going to study, so I don’t know if I’ll have time to work on a big project like a manga. But what’s for certain is that I won’t be able to start anything for at least another year. So, if you still want to follow my works, you’d be better off following me on DeviantART or Tumblr, or even Mangamagazine, where I will post illustrations and sketches, because I really don’t know when I’ll be able to start another manga.

I’m now in the process of going back over all the pages to look for mistakes and make small changes in the dialogue, as well as some changes to the tones, and I’m also making extras for the book. It’s making me nervous because I’m worried that I won’t be able to make smooth halftones and the whole thing will turn out wrong, but I’ll just have to cross my fingers and hope it comes out right on my first try. If everything goes smoothly, it should be on sale at the end of this summer or the start of the school term (September).

Well, it looks like I had quite a lot to say after all. Sorry for writing so much. XD So once again, a big thank you to everyone who has read my comic and commented on it, and also my silent fans who never commented but read the whole thing and enjoyed it. I was always very happy to see a comment on my comic and I loved how nice or amusing some of them were. I hope I won’t disappoint you with my future works!

Ps. Now that the comic is over I would really like to know what you thought… What you liked, what you didn’t like, what I could have done better etc…. I want to get better so constructive criticism would be really helpful!


My other sites:

DeviantART: http://lumnili.deviantart.com/

Tumblr: http://lumnili.tumblr.com/

Mangamagazine: http://www.mangamagazine.net/authors-and-artists/Lumi/detail-page/21203

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Lumnili

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lumi/357407757715581
Lumnili
July 27th, 2013
@SmackJeeveNinja: He doesn't want to admit it but he's adorable! :D *is overheard and blown to pieces*
Lumnili
July 25th, 2013
Well it's not really the next day yet, but... Since it's technically Friday now, I thought... why not update at this unusual time instead? XD
Lumnili
July 24th, 2013
@shreego: I wonder how you came to that conclusion? XD
Lumnili
July 22nd, 2013
@snowblinded: Don't say little! D<
Lumnili
July 19th, 2013
I want to make a section for extras when the manga is printed, which will include character profiles, 4 panel comic strips and more randomness. Any suggestions?