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Journal Entry: Tue May 13, 2014, 4:40 AM
Hi there fellas!

The day before yesterday I found some time to re-read a part of the comic - I was SHOCKED to see that the last update was....6 months ago or so.... :iconotlplz:

Although I feel sincerely ashamed, I know that I'd be pushing it too much if I were to update any sooner. The things in my life put enough pressure on me and I had to take a breathing break from this particular comic. It's really hard to write without getting tangled up in emotional and depressing things concerning Doug's flashbacks on his life before he was left alone. I felt that I really want to explore and invent things that might've happened before he found Chell's documents.

I really do enjoy making these up - because what really fascinated me in the game was the surroundings and mistery arround the working of Aperture. The vast chambers, rusty and crumbeled areas with nature already biting its way into them is what I consider of sheer beauty.... And the tragedy and black humour surrounding all of that makes the general experience of the game even stronger. I wanted to evoke this feeling inside of you as well :)

Many of you stated how the comic was awesome at first but then the pacing went down (and it wasn't just the fault of the lack of updates but rather too many pages dedicated to these flashbacks). I wanted to create side-characters that you'd care about and who would be believable and spent too much time working on that instead of pushing the story forward. I hope some of you enjoyed that part, though.

There's also this weird romance-thing going on there between Chell and Doug - or rather, just from his side. I know many of you disaproove of this, it may've been even annoying to you and it dragged the pacing even further down :( I believe many readers got creeped out by it or just stopped reading because they expected this story to be about something else. I can tell from the nuber of views. although this is a bit dissapointing and saddening for me, I still am happy that many of you kept reading on and I am sincerely happy for the feedback.
The thing between Chell and Doug - I really needed to draw it out into the foreground because of later happenings in the story - I really needed to create a strong bond between them in order for Doug to have a reason for risking his life and freedom. You don't usually do it for strangers (although there are people who would :) which is amazing and beautiful).

Since I had such a long hiatus on the comic, it's a bit hard to get back into it - I had to make thumbnail sketches of the upcomming pages ( I don't ussually do that, which is the reason why the pages aren't condensed).
There are approx 26-30 pages that will close up a major thing in the story, maybe breaking your heart even :'D
There's one more flashback of few pages there that is neccessary to conlude the things that happened before all the scientists, including Henry, died and left Doug to battle alone. After that there prolly won't be any more major flashbacks. Maybe only a few scattered panels.

So just wanted to let you know that I DID NOT give up on the story, it's still in the making and hopefully I can update soon.
I have lots of work with the movie, can't fail it this time or else I'll be scarred for life D: I also have some health and family issues that I can't really write about , so I really hope you keep on supporting the story till end, even though its writer is such a slow snail.

Take care!

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KitsuneMangaka Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Uhm hi! So.... a while back, a brought up the possibility of maybe doing an art trade? If you don't have time or just forgot that's okay... I mean we don't HAVE to do an art trade if you don't want to... Either way, I just really admire your art~

also, I'm really sorry... I'm not very good at talking to yeah... sorry for the awkwardness...
raintalker Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014
T_______T NO NO NO, I DIDN'T FORGET!!! ( I already outlined her, so all I need to do is color her ;) It's been a few weeks since we started to do major altering of our flat, my stuff is all messed up, hidden in piles of other stuff among crapton of other stuff that we moved. I could barely find a place to put my laptop onto and draw digitally at least. Also couldn't scanlate things, so I'm sorry that I made you wait this much. Your character is very lovely so I had a good time sketching her out and definitely want to finish the piece. But since it's just a full-body sketch without a background and I made you wait so long, I want to make it at least a bit more special than it was originally intended. If you wait up a tiny bit more, it'll be finished ;) Thank you for the art-trade and don't worry, this is the internet, you communicate just fine and you are polite so there's no problem. I'm the one who has a problem because I make people wait for any kind of update -___- )
KitsuneMangaka Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It's fine, I understand! I've had a really busy summer too. And I'm happy to wait. I'm just happy that we get to do this at all! To be honest, you're one of the coolest artists I can think of~

And thanks! It's a relief to know that I'm not as hopeless as I think I sound when I talk to people. I'm also very bad at updates, so you're cool there~

Thanks again!!
raintalker Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014
bloedzuigerbloed Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Love your style!
raintalker Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014
:iconbigheartplz: Thank you very much!!
Yanako Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014
AnotherNormalGuy17 Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
h-hello again :iconblushesplz: how are you been? :meow:
KitsuneMangaka Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, I know that you are incredibly busy, and I really don't expect you to answer as such, but I was wondering if um, maybe when you've finished all of your school stuff and other projects, if um, you might wanna do an art trade of sorts? You don't have to. I don't wanna stress you out or anything... um... okaybye Onion Boy 6 
raintalker Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014
Awww, that's okay, thanks for asking! :)
I have one unfinished request here (I wonder if the girl still remembers it >__<;).... Just write me what you'd like to have traded and when I find some time, I'll scribble it ;) As for me, feel free to pick anything you feel comfortable with - chell, Portal or HL-related things, chellxrattmann, rattmann or anime stuff....? or maybe something from my OC...anything.
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