Charil
Hi! ... I never know what to say on these. Uhh, I do webcomics? Oh wait you know that already.
  • Real Name
    Charil Zweig
  • Age
    27
  • Gender
    Female
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@Groovy, Kinda: It's good to (kind of) be back! And yes, I know, life just had to happen at the most inopportune time comic-wise :D With any luck I'll be updating with a bit more frequency than, uh, once every five months; I've missed this work a little too much!
However many weeks, two corrupted files, one house purchase and an extended stay in the hospital later...

I've only recently been able to work at anything close to my previous speed (see: how long it took to do this dang page) but not being able to update, I believe, was actually taking further tolls on my mental health so, as was the overwhelming consensus, I'll be trying my best to update weekly again :)
@m_celeri: I am (actually working on some pages at the moment)! Things have been kind of off and on for me but they seem to be looking up so hopefully (yeah how many times have I said this now lol) I'll be more consistent! :) Thanks a ton for still reading!!
Charil
May 21st, 2016
pffffff Jameson that face. That is the quintessential "oh sugar-honey-iced-tea" face 8D
@Cave: Thank you! Things are becoming more manageable :) I think I'll be leaning toward weekly (and see how well that worked out lol) though if I can manage it, having weekly updates of multiple pages might be fun!

@Bandito: Hahah, a little intimidating indeed :D It was really flattering to see people respond positively! And thanks for your vote of confidence! :)

@Bob: That is a good point. Webcomics have been sort of a constant for me through thick and thin, so it's somewhat comforting for it to still be here after all this. And thanks! I'm thinking I'll set my pace however. If that means one page a week, two pages a week, etc so be it :)

@Bartimaeus: Thanks! It's good to be back!

@bookclimber: Hahah, I imagine it must have been a little startling, suddenly an update notification appearing after something like ten months. Oops. :) Getting back into the groove is probably the hardest part at the moment, but I'll keep fighting!

@melaredblu: After all this time, just to die right out the gate like that. Would be unfortunate to say the least!
Wow. Hi there.

So, the elephant in the room. I'm sure at least one person will say something like "you don't owe anyone an explanation!" but, well, I owe you an explanation hahah. I have been... ill, is a good way to put it. Pretty dang ill actually, for the past two years. I'm still ill. It's something that will stay with me for the rest of my life.
But, I'm starting to manage it, and starting to get back into the swing of things again. This was... really slow going. But I'm coming back. Best I can :)

That said, it was very much emotional for me to hit that "Add New Comic" button hahah.

In light of the above, I've got a question for... whoever's left hahahahah. How would you guys prefer updates go? Would you like longer updates like this, updates that consist of about 2-4 pages but might take slightly longer (not nine months longer, I swear) (knock on wood) or attempted weekly pages like before, with one page a week? Let me know! At any rate, I'm trying to pump these out best I can now. I've really missed doing comic pages, and it took trudging through these to realize that again :)
^ Haha I was thinking the same thing, that the heroes having crazy magic bullet shields makes a whooooole lotta sense, considering... a lot of things ;D
I sure hope the second half of this year is a lot kinder than the first half was :)

The panel layout also frustrated me, but I was stubborn haha.
Oh man, the lighting in this looks fantastic. Seriously impressive!
@NitztheBloody: Little of column A, little of column B :)

@Tantz Aerine: Ahahaa yeah, sorry about that! :D Had a bit of a rough patch back there. Thank you kindly!!
Meanwhile, Achen makes some more enemies.

Next week's page will probably be late, if I update at all! I'll be gone all next week on vacation so naturally won't be able to work on any page. I will try to get it done by Monday night though!
@melaredblu: Yeah, in hindsight, it probably wouldn't be a good idea to lose your cool like that so early in the game. Or then again, an inclination toward, uh, beating other players senseless might be desirable...
@NitztheBloody: Yeah, he's not exactly racking up the good karma points with this, is he.
So, about that blood-borne illness...

Last week (not in lieu of a page, I just got sidetracked with other things, sorry!) I finally got around to going back through and uh, fixing the moves of the game thus far haha. My notes were seriously skewed, where half of them were correct, half of them were played from the opposite side of the board, and then a random few were not legal moves at all and I have no idea what kind of typo I was making when I made them haha. When writing this chapter proper, I naively didn't double check my notes and just took them at face value haha. Thanks to the people who pointed it out, otherwise I probably would've finished the rest of this chapter before I noticed hahaha. It didn't affect much at all (read: nothing) but if you were keeping up with the moves then you might want a refresher course haha :)
Charil
May 27th, 2015
Gosh, I love her hair. It's so poofy and floofy. You must have the patience of a saint to keep drawing her hair <3
Hope you feel better! :)
"I don't wanna fight anymore." --Lang
"Oh, that's a shame." --the universe

Also for the first time in like a zillion years there's a sketch in the vote incentive! I've been working on retooling the first chapter and fixing certain aspects that bother me, including how Greta Engel uhhhh kinda just looks like every other character with blonde hair. She's gotten a tweak to her design and colour scheme, so I put up a sketch in the incentive since uh, we haven't exactly seen the tail end of her quiiiite yet.
@Sonja: Thank you! :)

@melaredblu: Haha, I couldn't leave it now! But really, the poor kid's life is probably a miracle.

@The_Hankerchief: Thanks! Yeah, pretty lucky shot, huh :D
@Cave: Thank you! :D

@Theorah: Thanks! It's nice to be back, haha. And trust me, I want to tell more! I did end up putting a lot of thought into backstory... most of which, I don't think I'll ever get to put into the comic haha. Maybe one day...
Hi, I'm back :)

I don't want to harp too much on why exactly I went MIA for four months, but it was just a combination of the worst winter basically ever, and a terrible job that had me working my every waking hour between December and March. There's a lot I still want to fix up around the site that I'd hoped I'd have done by now (including, uh, a pretty grievous error I've been making in the past twenty-odd pages because I was too cocky to read my notes properly, aha), but that'll come in a bit.

For now, here's a seven-pager to make up for lost time. And first blood! And it didn't come from the guy that looks like death!