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IVA_12
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 doing download binges, 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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    (IVA i's technically still my name)
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    23
  • Gender
    Female
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! ! ! U P D A T E ! ! !
Hey'all! Been long, eh?

Would you look at that, a month for just this one page...I was really having trouble in drawing these pine trees. I've never seen one in real life, only from afar and in pictures & media. So I just made it stylistic as much as I can without making it look unconvincing. Oh, and I've been trying to experiment with comic dimension lengths; I was inspired by s.Korean webtoons really, except I didn't adapt the "1 episode per 10,000px length page". So, expect some long pages in the future updates!


Do know in my heart that I feel bad about not being able to finish the comic pages I could've finished many months earlier and then uploading them for this chapter's resolution. I'm still doing the best I can though. My own frustration on this matter is almost comparable to Meija's in this one, if not more than; unlike Meija, I scream internally. Nowadays, there're just some things I'm trying to manage now. It's not easy having a job and keeping your day's energy and time to do for comic making. Although I am seeing the light at the end of the tunnel, I just need to move forward in this journey.

Stay young folks!
> > C O M I C U P D A T E < <
Look at Josef, what a gentleman picking up a lady's shoe and cleaning off the dirt with his hanky. How southern. Hoho.
So you see, Clara doesn't really suffer the closed-eyes-smiley-face syndrome. I just like drawing her with closed eyes and it's way easier to illustrate. She has absolutely lovely green golden eyes (´♡‿♡`)

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Random update, but hey I'm still updating nonetheless. Can you imagine I can only finish a whole page within 4 days. I'm obsessive that way, and I love details. So my future apologies for all the late updates I post. I'm doing my best and I hope you all can bear with me.
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An Update!

Just to add again: the Italian aria is from the Madame Butterfly by Giacomo Antonio Puccini; the comic title is the aria title itself, fyi. If it's not obvious enough, Clara is part Italian.

I fixed the song "bubble"(the object you put the text in, idk what it's technically called) because the previous song "bubble" is muddy and inconsistent, and you couldn't read the text -- so yeah fixed the cursive too, Occam's razor. Phew!

If you think about it though, why isn't there an Italian D!sney princess? But upon my research (ie. net surfing), it seems sleeping beauty might be an Italian contender--although among the d!sney princesses Aurora has the vaguest nationality placement; you just know she's from this European country with lots of trees, and whose language has Latin roots.

Have a nice week folks!
HAPPY HOLIDAYS 2018
Happy Holidays y'all! This one's from me and the whole cast of Sakura Day! Although we only have these two to greet. Hmm...I kinda miss drawing A.Michael, that each time I draw him he looks different from the one before hmm... Just to note, he'll be appearing in the later parts of the chapter. For now he's only watching from afar, the creep. hehe. Ain't gonna need a guess what that mistletoe's for, the creep just might get get a big one on his kisser. No, I'm kidding, I love this affectionate goof ball!

Have a great day and make the rest of the year a blast!
Time's zooming past me so fast I feel like by the time I've finished with chapter 13, my hair would've turned grey and I would have grandnieces and grandnephews of my own. *sobs*

Make the rest of the year last everyone!
Stay young folks!
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I like this word. I like places that are abandoned somehow.

Kenopsia (n.) the eerie, forlorn atmosphere of a place that’s usually bustling with people but is now abandoned and quiet—a school hallway in the evening, an unlit office on a weekend, vacant fairgrounds—an emotional afterimage that makes it seem not just empty but hyper-empty, with a total population in the negative, who are so conspicuously absent they glow like neon signs. --- The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows

The scrawled script of the singing voice is Tutti i fior? from Puccini's Madame Butterfly. With that, I bet you all know who the next sphinx is.

Anyways, hey another update and Happy Holidays to y'all!
Have a great one this year!
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Hey'all!

An update!

I gotta apologise for the confusing perspective in this page, but I'm just gonna put on record some of it are intentional.

Just some FYI...The plaque reads "Natura abhorret a vacuo" which translates to "Nature abhors a vacuum".
The "totem pole" is supposed to stand 7-9-ish metres high, or at least visually as tall as a standard flagpole. Yeah, Meija's right on that, it does not look like your standard totem pole. More like a statue. But the souvenir/clue does look like a totem pole though (◕‿◕)☆


Additional FYI...troops & people who use the site are the typical girl and/or boy scouts; the process goes through a reservation of a party of patrons--be it a group of patron parents for their kids or a said party of patron parents representing a whole group of their children's peers, with the patron parents and scout master as guardian-- willing to use the site. Camping season is usually utilised in between summer and autumn, so it's apparent that the scouts aren't there yet. The patrons don't go to that place alone though even with their attendant, too far and can get uninvitingly damp; although nature buffs are a frequent visitors, they're only a handful though. This part of the BM vicinity separated by the lake is the almost as wide as the area of land in the main grounds, and its only utilisation is for camping.

Gosh it's December already and woooh is my update consistency...disappointing (눈_눈)
I'll be doing my best to update!

Stay young folks!
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I adore that poem. So rhythmic and just fun to read out loud.

Hey'all! How's it been? (^ w 0 )/ Just managing here...is a page!

Please pardon my insufficient knowledge of pine trees, but I'm learning; the internet is quite helpful. I mean, on the initial pages I was just too lazy to draw pine trees as they are (or as close as they appear). Well, it's a challenge I'm interested to tackle! Hoho~

Stay young folks!
IVA_12
October 15th, 2018
Dunno why I just picked it out soon!
I was browsing through and I got interested in the cover --- was not disappointed
\( * w * )/

The gritty art style and the main protagonist Khan, perhaps even the theme (just my presumption, haven't read all) give me the Neil Gaiman 'Sandman'vibes. Especially Khan, kinda similar to the Lord of Dreams (miss his brooding terribly). I love how there's the supernatural linked to lore, and that the people surrounding Khan gets tangled in the whole mess; it's interactive with the other characters -- all morally grey and muddy -- and your curiosity would bet on anything but the best for them.

I'll be reading this through. Dunno why I didn't pick it out soon. Looks promising. So glad it's completed--gettin' ready to binge! (> w < *)

Cheers!
! U P D A T E !
Hey'all! Still alive, just so busy! I swear...

TO NOTE:
I know, it's a lake. An artificial lake, at that!
If it's not obvious enough, the BM club is almost half-deserted, due to the previous mishaps.

Stay young, folks!
A Page!
These siblings always have a reason to bicker. Tsk, tsk
Get ready for so much blue! ( 0 w ^ )/*

Stay young folks!
AN UPDATE!
Hey'all! here's an update--finally! that took like, what, a week. haha...
A head's up: the next page'll be late too.
I'll post when I can (that i'm sure).

Stay young folks!

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edit (jan.16,2019) | just realised the spelling should be "skedaddle" with an "e"not an "i". Will edit the comic page soon!
Saturday Update!
Me when I realise I have work tomorrow at bloody 6 AM sharp: [Josef's face at the 6th panel]

Hey'all! Head's up on the next page which might be a bit late, if not next Tuesday then mehbeh Wednesday...Definitely next week.

Stay young, folks!
Flashback~Verse pt.iii (verses 10, 11, 8)
Hey'all! Another 1pg update for you.
Have this flashback!
It's about the 2nd disappearance that happened 10 yrs. ago in the BM club. Lawyers and the media are straining.

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Disclaimer:
The poem is Song Of Nature by Ralph Waldo Emmerson, the verses above are as follows: 10, 11, 08

(poem transcript)
x. But he, the man-child glorious,--
Where tarries he the while?
The rainbow shines his harbinger,
The sunset gleams his smile.

xi. My boreal lights leap upward,
Forthright my planets roll,
And still the man-child is not born,
The summit of the whole.

viii. What time the gods kept carnival,
Tricked out in star and flower,
And in cramp elf and saurian forms
They swathed their too much power.

All credit for the verses goes to R.W. Emmerson.
Another Update!
Woooh! Another update!

Hey'all! It seems I'm planning on 1 page per update, but this can be changed if my will and day-offs go as planned, hehe.

Well anyways, enjoy the page!
Expect the poem-flashback next update too!

Stay young folks!
HEY WE'RE UPDATING AGAIN!
HEY WE'RE UPDATING AGAIN!

Hey y'all! I've found the time and finished this. I hope I can be consistent this time. I mean this chapter has encompassed 2 years and it still hasn't concluded yet! And you can bet the pages shall go over 100!

Honestly guys, I really want to finish this chapter so that I can showcase the other meaty parts of the whole series; I mean, a dozen or so characters haven't been introduced yet. That's why I'm already cutting out some floppy edges and going straight to the main bits. Hoooooooh..... but not to worry (me), by the end of the 4th checkpoint that'll be the end of the 1st part!

So please do bear with me. \( ='w'= )/
And do expect another update by next week, not sure if on Wed or Sat. Hmm. Stay tuned!

Stay young folks!
Hey @BananaUhl! so glad you noticed that haha, haaaa oh the early days. ~(=w=*)~
:: filler ::
Okay, so there's 1 good news: my art software is fine now. The hiatus holds still, sorry.

I'm still working (literally) and on things so that I can ease my "comic-making time".

Until then!
ANOTHER HIATUS IT SEEMS!
Hey y'all!
As you've read above Sakura Day will once again be under hiatus and might go one for 1 or 2 months.
(Wow this chapter is taking a year to finish, I'd surprise myself if I can finish it before I reach my 30s. **sarcastic scoff**)

I've been working and it has sucked all my vital energies, but I am working on managing my work time and comic-making time (please don't mention my day offs, they're cramped too with other personal agendas).

Also, more importantly, my the art software is having a major problem and I can't use it normally. I am fixing it presently.

So until then folks!
Filler :: Art & Dorothy, the other couple
Hey! It's the other team, Art+Dorothy! Just a filler for y'all. Aren't they a fast pair, that's cuz they're already so comfortable with each other they have no more problems that hinder their progress, at least nothing that major. (Lina+TJ are civil and cute, but they're both too bashful of one another; then there's Josef+Meija, they're still working on it...)

They're both in their mid-twenties. Been patrons of the Benoite Massingale Club for 5 years. Dorothy and Art are childhood sweethearts and childhood friends. They're part of a project I've been meaning to construct 2 years ago. That's all I can share for now because some details aren't fleshed out properly and some are spoiler-material.

You can ask me any trivial question about these two!