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@Sam Bronson: Lol
It's been a while since I posted any kind of news or comments or anything like that ... heck it's been a while since I've drawn anything. I've just been busy with life and stuff. I think maybe I'll attempt to post some news like maybe once a month, and the news will be about what's happening with the webcomic.

This Annual is almost finished; I wasn't expecting it to be 100 pages. O_o;; After this annual I will definitely transition to high school. But about this High school arc, there's a problem with it I have been wrestling with for a while and I have yet to find a solution for it. Originally the comic was supposed to have a more ... mature tone ... but the story focusing on these kids made doing that a bit more difficult and somewhat creepy. But with High school there's more freedom or opportunity to work with a more mature story however when the first part of the comic has a less mature tone, then the lateral part has a significantly more mature tone it's well ... a bit jarring. Going from elementary to high school can be a bit jarring because you're sort of coming from this "Care bears" environment to this environment that's almost like "Akira." It's really weird, perhaps making that kind of transition would be appropriate for the comic.

So what else have I been doing for the comic this past month ... I've basically been going back through the comic and trying to edit many of my posts because apparently my grammar is bad and I can't spell. -_-;; I wanted to attempt to print a book and see if I could send it someplace. What else ... I'm aware that my Donate button isn't working, I'm not certain why it stopped working or how to fix that. I know that it used to work because I actually did receive some donations, it wasn't much and I wasn't really expecting much. I don't know if it shows but I'm actually quite appreciative of it, it's a motivational factor. It just amazes me that you can set something like this up and receive donations or generate any amount of revenue. Feels like it's bigger than life.
@Alterna: Sparkle sparkle. :)
Thank you for the feedback ^_^
@Johng298: Ah yes thank you, I seem to have an issue with spelling apparently ... #'_'#

I could attempt to filter things through a spell checker but I don't think those things are fool proof, that and I'm somewhat concerned about involving others into my "brain child". I'm uncertain what else I can do in order to accommodate for that.

I appreciate the constructive feed back and criticism because it will help me improve and make a better product. Though I'm worried I'll receive some harsh feedback because I don't want to end up going to bed bawling my eyes out. :S
I wonder how these TV Tropes things get started. Do creator have some motivation behind building them or do various readers build them because the web comic is relatively popular. This one isn’t … obviously …
Believe it or not thing's are happening, I just recently finished all the outlines for this issue ... the annual ... the next step would be to add things like frames and text for the rest of the pages and basically finish it up. At some 100 odd pages the annual is probably my most ambitious webcomic venture to date ... technically ... in certain ways ... I should make a posting about my process.
I know it kind of seems like I'm not actually doing anything but trust me when I say this, that's not actually the case. It's just that I'm sort of ... busy ...

Here is what my schedule generally looks like ...

http://imgur.com/4Kg0h5j

And here is a list of projects and tasks I'm working on which are organized ... somehow ...

http://imgur.com/7liCK2a
http://imgur.com/tvHraMC

I've come to understand that it's not healthy to bounce between different projects like this because inevitably what ends up happening is that you never get anything done. It's better to choose a finite number of projects like maybe 1 or 2 and see them through to some level of completion; I still struggle a bit with that.

Believe it or not the annual is almost finished, because it's called an annual it shouldn't take a year to do. :/ I think it's like 1/4 of the entire webcomic which is a bit ridiculous. @_@

After the annual I swear I will get into the high school arc and cover the how's and why's Sophia ends up in the state she ended up in.
I have one word for everyone ... Mass Effect: Andromeda ... well I guess that's 3 words.
Here comes a new challenger!!!
Oh shoot, there is no text here ... um ... yeah, this is a new character they'll play a pivotal role in the story.

Her name is Naomi Li ... and ... she ... well I guess that's all I got to say about that. If you want to know more guess you will have to wait and see.

I'm trying to come back from hiatus, going on hiatus was basically the worst decision I've ever made in this webcomic ever. Because when you are in the midst of it, it's like you have this pattern, this rhythm going. Even the development of the story there is a pattern, a rhythm.
When you stop you break the pattern, break the rhythm, then everything goes to s***. All of a sudden it takes twice as long to work on it than it would have originally taken you and the quality of the work goes down a toilet too. If I were to compare it to driving a car, it would be like constantly hammering the breaks as your trying to drive (you know those stereotypical scenes where the person can't drive ...).

So my advice for anyone endeavoring to webcomic ... DON'T HIATUS!!! Nothing will kill a webcomic faster or more easily than a hiatus. Starting up again is way harder than just going straight through.
OOOOooooou!!! that's going to leave a mark.
Am I back? ... no not quite yet. ^^;;
Much appreciated. One day I'll come back to this and complete it ... I think ... I hope ...(Or perhaps this is the beginning of the end 'dun dun DUUUN!!!')
@ArtistXXY: Yup, I totally agree.
@ArtistXXY: It's more like laziness, doing a page like this is like ... well its almost like doing 2 or 3 pages in one because of the composition and so many characters.
@Mad_Max: The way I saw it the Rango character had a bit of an identity crisis like he wanted to have/embody one type of status a higher status type character but instead he had more of a lower status and had low self esteem and was … emulating a higher type or something. The movie seemed to toy around with different types of … the higher and lower status of various characters.

But it’s been a while since I saw the movie I may have missed something
@Mad_Max: Think so? ... hmmm ... think maybe that iguana character from Ringo would have suited me more. But I guess Marvin isn't too far off.
@Mad_Max: Lol, yeah it's a big mess. I keep stopping and thinking, "maybe it would be better if I did it 'THIS WAY.'" Then I'll go back and edit it, then edit it again -_-;; ... I'm working on it. ^^;;
@Mad_Max: Yeah ... I'm working on it. -_-;; I really need to go back and fix this stuff. T_T
@Solar: Wow thanks, that's actually quite an endorsement; I'm flattered and completely speechless.