I thought it would be good to start doing monthly updates, I’ll see how it goes and maybe upgrade them to weekly updates if I feel like I have enough information to give.
Right now this update will mainly be about what I’m doing in between Chapters 3 and 4, and some other update stuff.
First off, on the status of Chapter 4, there are a few things with what I’m doing to the comic that I have to do before I start making pages. I have to finish writing out the script and page layout, which does take up a lot of time and brain power. I also have to switch my sound effects for Kokoro No Kinu.
As a few people probably noticed, all my sound effects are in Hiragana, which is incorrect for Japanese style sound effects, they should be in Katakana, so I have to go through my SFX list, and change the characters. If this ever actually gets some attention, then I’ll probably go back and fix my past mistakes aka completely fixing chapter 1, and changing the sfx on the three chapters before this one.
Edit: Chapter 4 is going to get a bit.., uncomfortable for some people, so and actual trigger warning (a real one for those suffering from PTSD about the subject matter) is going to be needed… I think I’m just going to put an image before the page, so that that picture will show up on places like twitter and the reader before someone reads the page… It’s about to get into some dark territory here, so be prepared…
Second thing I want to do is change up how the Chapters on the Kokoro No Kinu page are handled, mainly I’m going to separate the chapters into their own pages, so you don’t have to scroll down all that way to get to the latest chapter. I might edit the page layout colors a bit, but I kinda like how it looks. Probably going to update my character symbol though, something a bit more catchy.
Third, and most important is that I have schoolwork that takes up a huge portion of my time. Since College is what keeps my bills payed, I have to focus the most on that. I’m not slacking in that department either, my total GPA is at 3.50, so I’m keeping up my academic standard pretty well. Even made the Dean’s list, which I’m quite proud of.
Okay, enough self-back-patting. I will be showing my class projects (I have two of them, that are worthy of showing) when I make them. One is for my Photoshop class, which will be pictures, and the other is for my Multimedia class. The Photoshop class projects are pretty self-explanatory, just some photoshopped, usually in an artistic style, which will be available in the Gallery. In fact, I have one for you all now! It is an adaptation of an older work from my digital photography class, updated and shiny.
The Multimedia project is going to be a VERY VERY VERY basic sprite-based flash platform game, (Made in Adobe Animate). The class is actually “Intro into Multimedia” so the teacher doesn’t want too much to show, so it’ll just be a simple platform level with three parts. The sprites I’m taking from Maple Story (I love the chibi and bouncy artwork, I want to play that again,) and some other “borrowed” items from other places. This will be uploaded around the end of April, around the 25th.
I’m also thinking of opening a Ko-fi account, for the shameless jangling of the coffee can you all know me for. Can I get some change? … I just need some … Change… Change…
(South Park Reference)
That is basically it, If you have any suggestions, if there anything I can do better, be it site-wise, jangly coffee can wise or even in my art, please please please! Let me know, I hate working in a vacuum (even though I am way too use to it) and feedback helps me get better in everything!
And as always, the contact information!
Working more and more for you all!