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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
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<
Leave it to Motochika to set the mood. XD
Of course Motochika was counting. You mean you weren't?

...*holds breath as everyone goes back through the last few pages and double checks my numbers*
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Also I'm sorry for missing Saturday's update (again x_x). I had a lot of events scheduled that day but thought I'd have time to finish the page...wrong. Ha. x_x This time I'll at least warn you that there may not be a couple of updates next week since I'll be travelling. But otherwise, hopefully nothing else interferes with the update schedule too much. Thanks for your patience everyone!
Kanetsugu also possesses the ability to sparkle.
@Switzerland: Yep, I took the look from the in-game appearance XD
@Switzerland: Yes! While I may not always be the best at consistently drawing things to scale, it is Saku's official height. =P
Man, this week has been unexpectedly eventful for me.
I apologize for missing yet another update on Saturday...I was having some personal issues. But things are better now for the most part, although today has been an unexpectedly busy day but I really didn't want to miss another update so I took some time out of my evening to finish this page.
Luckily, I'm finally done with school! So unless I am travelling or something unexpected happens, I anticipate regular updates throughout the summer. :)
Volume end!
And this concludes Volume 7.5 Shane Moments! Yeah, when jazz band ended that year, we all went out for ice cream after our last concert. There happened to be a show car on display nearby in the shopping center, and Shane proceeded to shamelessly dance in front of it. What a guy. Also I can't draw nice cars. In actuality it looked nothing like that. =P

I hope you enjoyed this weird and random little autobiographical filler volume, there will probably still be a delay as I rework the story, but rest assured Volume 8 is on it's way. :) Thanks for your patience!
For some reason, walls always pose a challenge to me. =P

Anyway, you may notice in addition that characters page, a few more new site pages have cropped up, in addition to a donate button! I have made a news post detailing all these new pages here: http://bloomconquest.smackjeeves.com/news-archive/posts/147023/new-site-pages/
ONE OF MY PROUDEST MOMENTS!!!
I've never broken an instrument before!! I was so proud of this I had to draw and share it ^_^
Basically, in my school band, one of the pieces we played at our final concert was this awesome tune called ghettoblaster by William Pitts, and it used a lot of bucket drumming in the percussion section. I'm honored to say instead of a bucket, I'm the only one who got to play a trash can. XD We already had buckets and trash cans available to use since we had used them for a previous performance, and a lot of them had been broken. So, having never broken a stick or drum in my entire career as a percussionist, it was my goal that on concert night, I would bust a hole through that trash can. I'm happy to say that during my brief solo during the percussion break, I succeeded!! I'm so proud!!!
@Switzerland: Thanks! Glad you think so. I do think Yoshimoto's was the most profound. XD