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I am a person that avoids autodescription.

Okay, but really. I've been doing sprite comics for a long while, ever since NSider was a thing. Probably leaves me as one of the oldest people here still doing sprite comics, but I've got setups that I have to see through to the end.

I like Mario, Pokemon, Kirby, Rhythm Heaven, and incredibly silly/convoluted references to past works.
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@FieryExplosion: Oh hey, always kinda weird but nice to hear from someone who was actually reading this.

I definitely understand the nostalgia for the long-gone sprite comic era that this spawned from - heck, it stands as a remnant of the general sprite comic style of the NSider forums, which has long since ceased to be. Especially with some of the old references to stuff from there (seriously, I'd be surprised if Jigglypuff and his Merry Band of Idiots has any archives anymore).

Glad you enjoyed it, and hope you get to enjoy plenty of better comics in the years to come.
But why wasn't it a Cape Feather for flight

...Ah well. I suppose it was asking too much to continue the sprite comicking after all this time. Heck, I'm only still doing it out of pure stubbornness.

Good luck with your other projects!
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@Muix: Nooo idea what you're talking about.

I don't actually know that much about Bond. I just noticed the character's name was HB-007, and it went from there.
Here's another comic page that brings up the question of who counts as the "first" gay character. Like, Rick certainly appeared before Chuchu... but I didn't decide he was gay until around the beginning of this arc, whereas I knew that Chuchu would be gay well before then. And of course, he's only mentioning this now, eight pages after Chuchu's similar mention.
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...yeah. Turns out you CAN run into a Batamon directly in the game.
So while I was playing Stage 4-3 in Dreamland 3 to script out the page, I discovered this secret area. It's past the normal exit, you can walk through the top of the wall.

Unfortunately, Layer 3 and my bad timing covered up Kirby and one of the Batamons partially, and since it's an autoscrolling room I couldn't wait for a better time. But I didn't want to play through that whole stage yet again.
It's a KDLA comic. Not much behind-the-scenes this time. I tried giving Mikarin a stereotypical NewYorky accent but I don't think I got it right.
I realized 3/4 of the way through editing them that Tamasan's speech bubbles are absolutely not worth the color gimmick, but I already committed to it so yeah.

...More importantly, though... so, uh. When I played this stage for getting the backgrounds, I found out that there's a whole secret area at the end. You can run through the wall past the goal door, and it's... well...
Closest thing we've got to Twizzy and Tookey in this game.
How long has it even been since Wednesday updates were a thing

So, with how much I'm building up the buffer, I'm hoping that I can manage biweekly updates again... sorta. It'll probably still be a week between updates for the bosses. But this way, hopefully I can reign in the time it's taken me to get through this arc.
Yeah, I know that struggle, though really the difficulty for me was spread through every college year around finals.

Yeah, I'm on the older end of fans, most likely.
Oh hey it's Batamon! Haven't seen him in a while.

I kinda... had trouble figuring out what Batamon's motivations would be. I knew before even getting to this arc that he'd be spending the time making trouble (it is the game he's sorta from), but I wasn't completely sure how. Though even now, it doesn't seem like he's totally sure why he's doing this, or at least he's not honest about it.

Also Dark Nebula. Because.
To be honest, at some point I actually did think to have two different Dark Matters here, but... plans for later on changed. And so we have a Dark Green frustrated with management.

Of course, the fact that they're the first one to come around - and thus the Cutter-related joke resulting from it - was decided as soon as I set to work designing the current set of Dark Matters. Entirely because of said joke.

...This will probably make more sense later on when I actually get around to showing off their regular forms. Right now we've only see the regular forms for Dark Swordsmith, Dark Engine, and Dark Frigid. Um. Oops?
...This long later, I guess I can finally talk about what I meant by character-Cly and Rockurtle's appearance "holding meaning".

Recently (September 20, 2017), the main comic updated with a page revealing that Chuchu is in a same-gender relationship with Nyupun. At face value, that may seem like the first instance of LGBT representation in the comic, but that's only true if you count it by when it's explicitly stated in KDLA. Rockurtle, meanwhile, was planned to be a lesbian since at least December 2009, but it wasn't explicitly revealed until June 2017 (still prior to the Chuchu/Nyupun page), and her status as a character in KDLA is... dubious. She's more of an Extreme Team character.

Meanwhile, I'm a transgender lesbian. Does this mean my early appearance here counts as the first trans KDLA character (and one of the first gay ones)? Depends if you count author avatars... and it's rather weird since I obviously did not know that about myself at the time. And there's also the matter of the later edit to this page removing my appearance...

Plus, there's at least a couple more LGBT characters who predate Chuchu's appearance, whose status simply hasn't been mentioned yet. Like Rick, or Kiyosi. And no, I don't care about "spoiling" that by now.
What, you're not a Waddle Doo in real life? How disappointing.
@Foreigner55: It took me a minute to realize you probably meant Nyupun. I was about ready to say a whole thing about semantics (that ultimately would've been repeating points from my main author comment, so good I didn't do that).
I originally envisioned a more sprawling layout for this comic - leading into a central hub like the one in-stage, and then panels fanning out in different directions from there. But obviously, that'd be too big for this site.

...Not too big for a different site though.

Naturally, this is probably the biggest non-boss comic I've done.
There's a surprising number of factors to consider when deciding the milestone of "first definitely gay character in comic". Do you count it from when that's mentioned? When the author first decided it? When the character was introduced? And does it count for, say, characters that're technically from another comic? Or author avatars? Especially ones that might not have known that about themselves at the time? And whose appearances would be mostly written out due to page remakes anyway?

Oh yeah, this also marks an adventure that takes place over more than one day for Kirby. It was clearly night in the last page, after all.