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I LOVE drawing comics and drawing in general, digitally.

Also: loves to read and write when I have the time; sleeping in late; sweets but is diabetic (ugh). I insanely require and protect/love my privacy. My hobbies are download binge-ing, watching anime and other cult classic movies & series, and cartoons, and of course, how can I forget, living inside my head. (That's it right?) Oh yes, I love coffee (because who doesn't want something less of cocaine that can give you that everyday kick to be alive for a maximum of 5hrs, until you need another cup and/or some fucks are actually given, miraculously). (yep that's it)
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Happy New Year Folks!
Guess what the colour of 2018 is~

Still alive, I am. I. Am. So. Sorry. Again, I'm sorry I couldn't upload new pages, the internet at home was down for three days and my laptop's battery is getting funny. Hey even this little greeting of mine is 2 days late, haha. (**harshly whisper oneself**get your shit together!)

** Oh, if you're wondering why this gif is grainy, well that's what happens when an image with tons of colours & gradients is converted into a gif in photoshop (I don't hate photoshop though, just is); this is the highest dither(quality) with the lowest size. **

Anyways!Hooray it's 2018 and you survived everything from 2017! Keep on going, mate! I'll be posting next week, I just pray my laptop won't die on me soon.
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See you all soon!
Stay Young!
Late Update!
But seriously guys the pedalo/paddle boat can be challenging at first! We took a ride in one shaped like a swan and it didn't even have a steer, mind you. Yeah, we spent our time trying to change course, stuck in one direction, backed up in the pond's corner bushes; by the time we finally did unstuck ourselves, our time was up. *Sigh* Those were fun times.

Hey y'all! Sorry it's late but hey! here's a page if you will. (I'll try to catch up now!)
Hey! Let me hear your experience with the same wretched-contraption-of-a-boat/pedalo/paddle boat!
Enjoy the rest of the week!
Late Saturday Update!
Sorry y'all for updating only this weekend; we just moved into the city and we had some tight days (ie. no access to the net and space to finish the page)--same song, same verse.
But ANYWAY! Here's A page! I don't think I can promise anything for now, but I'll post when I can. I'll try to pick the pace up in this chapter (3 years huh? wow).

Wish me luck anyhow.
I just want to notify y'all that Sakura Day update schedule shall be changed to every Saturday and Tuesday/Wednesday.

So there won't be an update tomorrow. Expect Tuesday or Wednesday (between those days, I'm still managing).

Enjoy the weekend folks!
Here's the promised update from yesterday!

If there are any comments or constructive criticisms, please feel free to speak out and I shall reply if deemed prudent.

'Til Next Weekend, folks!
Hey'all! How's it been? I miss doing this, and I'm so glad I can update now. I'll try to maintain it once and for all. I like sharing my comics, and if there's any constructive criticism, then I can handle 'em. (share me your thoughts)

There's another page update tomorrow Sunday too, now don't you miss it!
Have a great weekend folks!
A Come Back! the kid is back...
Hey guys it's been a really long while. (6 months right? Wow.)

Anyways I'm glad to be able to make comics again after my previous ordeal! Whew! (but the hiatus for me was worth it after all those plans done--not that I'm saying i like hiatuses).
Just like what I posted in my tumblr and in my devart, <h4> I shall be resuming comic posting by the end of November.</h4> By that I mean: this upcoming saturday, Nov. 25, 2017. Yes, I'll be updating on Saturday AND Sunday. So watch out, folks.

Perhaps the colour scheme and descriptions point as to who that is, if you can still remember the previous pages from this. And I bet you may have an inkling as to whose hand the upper forearm belongs to.

I have to confess though, it'll be long before that scene catches on, but I assure you that it is within this chapter(13). For now the road is more focused on Meija and Josef's journey through Astra's relay race (more like obstacle race, though). Be sure to stick around when the hidden monster-thingy appears! I promise action. (I'll have to make comics twice the time now to catch up on the many more pages to come; because of some potential obstacles in the future, I want to give y'all a heads up that the updating schedule might just move to the weekdays, and if it does, I'll make sure to post twice on the weekdays. Phew!) So keep an eye out y'all!

Visit me in Tumblr at (I swear that'll be the last time the blog name changes) and my DevArt at (this though may change, I'm not a core member so I can't change my name and I'll probably make a new account for devart though. I'll notify when it comes to that.) I post Sakura Day art there that I do not post here, the comics, and other things as well, so if you're interested please check them out!

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Textures and the butterfly picture are not mine, but some things I found in google.

Have a great week, folks!
<h3> Creator's Notes </h3>
Here's a lighter page contrasting what came before. I plan on making 3 or 4 parts of those "flashbacks", because its a subplot of the chapter and it's fun (it's shorter and needs less to no words at all, which makes it a challenging job). Idk if i mentioned it before, but the poem is called Song of Nature by Ralph Waldo Emerson. (Having written that, I just remembered Josef already mentioned it several pages back. But meh, i'll just leave it here.)

As you can observe from the page above and the previous pages that displayed the Benoite Massingale Club's vicinity, it lacks--in search for a better word--in people. Well, that's because the BM club is strictly exclusive to people that meets the criteria set up by the widowed founder, Benoite Clarissa Massingale. It's not an A-list kind of criteria, just so you know. But i'm not going to elaborate it since it's not that important to the story. All I can say is that the members are carefully chosen, because they are "special to some groups of people" and that they're significant contributors.

If you're still wondering on how they squeezed that miniature boat in a balloon's narrow mouth. Well they just used a big funnel or ring (whichever) and let the elastic lips of the balloon's mouth wrap around it. Then they carefully squeezed it in there, without breaking or splitting the almost thin and elastic skin of the balloon. I just made that up as I wrote this.
Also if you notice the colours of the balloons, you'll notice it corresponds to the colour-theme of the female in the group. There's no male-hating on my part nor portrayed in my comic, just that I like pastel & candy colours. And that having dark blue, hunter green, and maroon coloured balloons doesn't seem an appealing nor realistic sense of what real balloons are. I mean, c'mon have you ever seen a hunter green balloon? ...maybe there is, but that's NOT what I wanted.

To note: if you're a keen observer on Meija and Josef's interactions, you might have noticed these glowing things floating near them. It happens when their moment is mutual, not just for the sake of touching. I wanted to bring it up because it has meaning to what this story entails. (actually, a lot more meaning. You wouldn't believe it if I tell you. That's why i'm going to ease those symptoms in to make sense as a whole, when it all concludes.)

That's it for my creator's explanation bit.
Saturday Update!
Hey guys!
Play this video of the song Undone, Undress by Marika Hackman , album: We Slept At Last . The song is under her copyright.

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I fell in love with her album That Iron Taste , and I urge you to try it! When I was doing this comic page, I thought of this song, and then I thought it had the heaviness and atmosphere I wanted to bring on the flashback of the page. So here I embed this on. Enjoy!

Scheduled update tomorrow!
Sunday Update!
Here's the SUNDAY UPDATE as promised!

Nice to be back (^ v ^)/

Without further ado, the awaited new comic update for over five months(?).


WebComic-Creator's Note:

Hey, everyone! Feels so good to be back updating my baby comic. I hope you're all appeased by now hehe.
Well, as you may well know, I've already graduated from college and I presently have the time to actually DO my comic. :-D
But, again, my free time won't last forever since I have to take my board exam and...finding a job after everything. SO...I'll just do my best to update my comic. Because I'm not only doing it for you, dear reader, but for myself as well. I have so many plans in my head and paper about my comic that it's bridging other different ideas! I think you might understand what I mean, vague as it is. Then again, I'm never an open book to begin with.
ANYWAYS! Enjoy the update and expect one tomorrow on Sunday!

Stay Young!

All the things i need to say is in this page.
If there are any questions please feel free to ask me via comment or pm.

i really feel bad not having the time to draw comics, but FIRST THING'S FIRST. I hope you'll all might understand.

-IVA, March 5, 2017
How's everybody? So here's the page for the weekend of the 2nd week of Jan. 2017!

**I just finished it this morning. Yep, still that busy, I am.**

Happy New Year everyone! Have a great one this year!

Hehe...I forgot to un-hide the pink rope. Sorry 'bout that.
Holiday Greetings to All!
Hey everyone! I have returned with a [late] Holiday Greeting! Still, wishing you all the best these holidays! Make it big!

Stay young folks!
Please do.

It's my own message from me to you, dear reader.
If you don't read it, then I take no offense ( I wouldn't even know if you did, huh!).
The author blog I posted there has some explanations and the WHEN of the next possible update.


IVA Dec 11, 2016
Sunday Update!
Here's a page. Yes, i'm still alive; still busy though.
Today is the only time i touched my wacom for over almost three weeks(?)(not sure, felt like an eternity). Enjoy this measly page, excuse me for being late--i just started this last night (x c x).
Saturday UPDATE!
Phooo! Been a long time since i've updated on a saturday (0 w 0) I won't say how i'm so totally busy this month and perhaps the next month as well (until October)...oops. School can be a drag sometimes i really feel detached because I'm not able to do the things that makes me, "ME"---you dig me? Anyways...(u c u;)
Here's a page, have a great weekend folks!
Saturday UPDATE!
So here's a page for you! Again, apologies for not updating last Sunday. As you can see: I'm Busy. Anyways...

Have a great weekend, folks!
Saturday Update!
I really do apologise for the delay on the update, you see our internet connection had some problems that almost lasted a week and also because weeks before I was too busy to finish 1 page.

So here's an update!

Have a fun weekend, folks!
Saturday Update!
Hey guys sorry for being inconsistent of the update schedule. I'm just busy nowadays, sometimes I wish I could sleep for 1 whole day just to regain lost sleep and more energy...ughh...but HEY!

Here's 1 page for y'all!

Have a great weekend, folks!