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22nd Feb 2020, 10:08 PM
It's as if I occasionally wake up from a freaking coma to post an update or something. One big difference is that I've been sitting on this page in its completed state for 5 whole months now, haha...

Honestly though this one's a very, VERY different sort of update. I've been working on a side-project to re-align my brain in a sense and figure out what I've been doing wrong all these years. I have figured out a solution, but I can't exactly do it exactly as I want/should in my current financial & health situation. So what I'm going to try to do is complete a good deal of thumbnails within a couple months and then start uploading in batches of ten, hopefully with a buffer of 10+ pages in thumbnail form as I go. Since this is a full one-shot with no chapters, there's really no other way to portion it off.

In the meantime I've gone back and fixed some pages-- again-- this time getting rid of that ugly first page and fixing up the android's cloak in all the pages where it is visible/present to look it actually look tattered (as it should). I also fixed the android's face in a couple places where I kept feeling that "nope, I hate it" vibe.

I'm making a vow not to go back and change anything though. From here on out it's going to be forward movement, whether I damn well like it or not!

I WILL get this project completed, dammit! Even if it kills me and I get nothing out of it.

Anyway, sorry for vomiting words on a page where there's supposed to be none. I'll try and post progress updates on my twitter.

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Huh, I thought the comic was abandoned and unsubscribed it. Great that you are back at it! :D (Subscription is also back on :D)

27th Mar 2020, 11:11 AM edit delete reply

yeah uh about that-- sorry but this time it really is abandoned. At least for now. I plan on starting over entirely, but it won't be any time soon.

It's always like this for me, but I'm hoping with the projects I'm working on now, I'll be able to curb that habit. I just needed a fresh start with something that can be produced at a much more rapid pace with more streamlined methods.

Full-color flats don't really lend themselves to speediness, I find. At least, not for myself...

29th May 2020, 2:39 PM edit delete reply

Aww. So the idea of thumbnails & batches of 10 didn't work out, If I had to guess I'd say, it probably took too much time. Pity...

Would it be bothersome to you to leave this version up, maybe as version 0.1? Sure, it didn't get very far, but there is a little story in it and the current pages is not a big cliffhanger.
I'm asking because this is one of the comics I might like to read again in one or two years...

30th May 2020, 7:14 PM edit delete reply

It's not quite that the thumbnails idea didn't work-- on a fresh project, it works perfectly. The problem was that the comic is so full of big whopping visual inconsistencies and continuity issues (like character designs not being on-model from page to page) and it left me so frustrated that I couldn't continue it as it is. Not to mention, my hand in its current condition actually is disagreeing with the inking style now, so I need a different method that doesn't, y'know... hurt? The whole reason I'm so able to power ahead with Senhyakkin is because it's being done in a fairly loose style where I'm not forcing myself to make precise strokes or anything.

If I'm going to continue this comic, it's going to need a complete overhaul to suit my tastes (and failings). The story and pretty much all the pacing is likely to stay the same, but I'm going to be redrawing every panel-- and I don't think I have the mental capacity to do that until I've got it flushed out of my system.

But yes I do intend on keeping this version of the comic up, if only for those interested in looking back at it if I ever get around to remaking it.

31st May 2020, 4:42 PM edit delete reply

Pretty interesting so far , love the coloring .

7th Sep 2020, 9:42 PM edit delete reply

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