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sakohju
I'm a huge fan of Pokemon and a Greek Mythology nerd, as well as a hobbyist yokai researcher and avid reader of Chinese classics.
I'm also obsessed with Koei games like Samurai Warriors 3~4, Dynasty Warriors 7~8, Warriors Orochi 3, Toukiden and Atelier (namely the Arland and Dusk series') and I enjoy playing percussion and drawing.
I've been drawing manga for a few years now. User Adelle Frost is my sister. I'm also really good friends with NikoshiSenika and Charlotte Potter.
A few other animes I'm into:
Black Butler (actually more of the manga on this one)
Sword Art Online
Death Note
RWBY
The rare time when I manage to set up an auto-update to avoid missing another update...hopefully it works, I've known it to be unreliable before >.<

In other news, next week's schedule is rather uncertain due to the Thanksgiving holiday, so there may or may not be an update next weekend.
If not, happy early Thanksgiving. :)
Haaa...I made it >w<
Sorry for the delays! This week was a bit busier than expected, but I'm super happy because my sister is back in town and can hopefully help better edit my comics again! I also must apologize, I'm not sure if there will be a page this Saturday...plans for spending veteran's day weekend with family means I may not be doing a whole lot of art and I'm not sure I'll have the next page done in time before that. Thanks again for your patience >w<

In other news, something that I'm not at all sure of yet but an idea that occurred to me...those who have viewed the character page, it is rather lengthy, no? I'm starting to get good enough at programming where I'm thinking I may be able to program an interactive directory of sorts instead of having to scroll through a massive list of characters....I'd just have to figure out how (and if) I can implement that on Smackjeeves (without having a premium comic). Anyway, just something that occurred to me. Any other thoughts?

Also for something less related: I saw Pokémon the movie: I Choose You! and it was AWESOME!!! :D
Drawing Spiritomb going through a portal was an interesting experience. XD

Also there may not be an update Saturday. I hate to delay when I'm being so productive for a change but I'm planning on participating in a weekend-long game development event ^^
Apologies for the slight delay with the next page, I stayed with my grandparents this weekend and don't have all my art resources with me. I'll try to plan ahead better next time, thanks for your patience >.<
I think it's worth noting that as of the previous page, this chapter has surpassed Chapter 3 in length. That makes Chapter 18 of Bloom so far the longest chapter of any of my comics ever that I have drawn. :O
Saku was done waiting eight chapters ago.

I should note, this page is a rare anomaly...I didn't get a chance to show it to my sister, but I wanted to post it on time, so it may or may not be susceptible to changes depending on what my sister thinks once she gets a chance to edit it.
sakohju
October 3rd, 2017
@Ian Evans: Exactly. While it was my friend who had this dream and told me about it, I found it interesting enough despite all the bizarreness to make this whole comic out of it XD
sakohju
October 2nd, 2017
@Ian Evans: Even as the author, I ask myself the same thing. Don't think too hard about it. :)
Glad I got this page done on time. I'm attending my first hackathon this weekend, and it's fairly time consuming, but a ton of fun so far. ^^
Thanks! I figured it'd take some time for people to notice I started updating again, but from here on out hopefully Bloom won't need too many breaks :)
It is true though, that the banner conveniently placed directly behind your team on the Illusio battlefield is the easiest to get.
Whenever I do these kinds of pages, they're great, because they're only four panels, but they're also a pain because they have ALL THE COLORS x_x
My sister: "No floating crystals?"
Me: "the battlefield is a giant floating crystal."
I had a momentary freak out earlier in which the pen pressure on my tablet wasn't working, but then I restarted my computer and the issue magically resolved itself. :/
Bloom Returns~!
Haaaa it's been a while. Well, now that I'm getting settled and adjusting to college life, I can start bringing this comic back. There's still a few changes I'll be getting used to, namely things like: a new computer monitor, scanning with a printer instead of a scanner, cleaning and editing pages with print scans, and most importantly the fact that my sister and I are temporarily living apart...(though you could argue otherwise due to our telepathic bond).
As for the other special projects I mentioned...those still aren't ready yet, and are going to need a lot more time. I can't rush things too much, can I? All in due time...
I know it's been a little while since I worked on this comic, but I'll be easing back into things fairly quickly I hope. Like I said, my sister and I have a special telepathic bond that shouldn't make that a big issue, she continues to edit my pages and as I'm getting used to my class schedule and all, I think I'll be able to maintain the same old Wednesday/Saturday update schedule, hopefully with even more consistency than before. :)
sakohju
August 25th, 2017
I'm glad to see this series finally continuing! ^_^ Take it easy, and welcome back! I'm sure it'll be worth the wait :)
Happy Five Years of Bloom!
Time really flies. I wanted to do something more whimsical this year, and this sort of honors the part that Gracia and Mitsunari's side adventures have been playing in the plot. Sorry I know it's a large piece and you may have to do some scrolling/zooming out to get the whole thing, but I feel it was worth it. =P
It's really weird how time passes. I remember back when I started this comic, and how I was just learning how to use Photoshop and just straight up paint-bucketed all my pencil lines. XD It's really come a long way.
Thank you so much to all of you readers who have stuck with me. I know this past year I've been rather inconsistent, so thank you for your patience and support. Here's to even more years of Bloom shenanigans! :D
I thought this page would be a good stopping point before hiatus.

In the coming week, I will update an extra, and something with more details on this temporary hiatus I'll be taking.
Well a lot of things happened at once and totally distracted me from mentioning on here that I'd be travelling for a week. x_x I tried to put a comment up while I was out, but I had pretty spotty internet and evidently that comment didn't make it on here. Ah well.
I'm sort of back, but do know that Bloom will be taking a temporary hiatus in the near future. I'll put something up explaining in more detail when the time comes, but basically I have a few projects that are taking higher priority and a lot of time. Like I said, I'll explain everything in further detail soon. In the meantime, don't worry, I know I've been inconsistent but I will have a bit more material up on Bloom. Thanks for bearing with me guys >w<