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I'm updating Haru-Sari again.

As of today, I have finished over 600 pages of my comic. Am I feeling accomplished? Excited? Not quite. The only thing I can feel about all this is this sense of... that I have to keep going and make more pages. Maybe then people would talk more about my comic. Even if they don't, I'm so close to seeing this through, and that's got to mean something.

Now, time to go back to commissions before tackling the comic again...
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SulZala Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
For lack of a better place, I just read page 627. I mean, WHAT. WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO US. WHY. WHYYYYYY ;_;
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keiiii Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012   General Artist
Because these characters are too stubborn for a happy story D: !!
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SulZala Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
D:

I wonder how many people would second a demand for an alternate, happy ending...
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keiiii Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012   General Artist
Well, the *ending* might not turn out to be as depressing :) Have you seen the updated chapter listing?
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SulZala Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I saw it after I posted that comment ^^
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temporos Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Oh man... That means I'm like 450 pages behind. :dead:
One of these days, I'll find the time to actually catch up.

I wonder if my account on the HS forums is still there...
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keiiii Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012   General Artist
Your account is most certainly still there. When you catch up, let me know what you think! (And June is finally back in the focus in the latest scenes!)
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temporos Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Juuuuuuune... :icontrollestia:
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Umbrielle Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Student
Late, but I checked Haru-Sari on a whim the other day and was really glad to see that you put new pages up! For what it's worth I'm glad it's still going :>

and jeez that sister complex OH BOY
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keiiii Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012   General Artist
:iconimhighplz: I love him and his sister complex, how messed up the whole thing is. There's an AU story I've been toying with in my head: what if Chi-Min (and not Phoenix) had been his sibling? And what if he had those feelings for Chi-Min? That's a setup waiting to blow up like two dozen atomic bombs.
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Umbrielle Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Student
oh
DANG

That'd be really interesting, though, with Chi-Min and Alberich still doing their thing and being on opposite sides while having that INTENSE SIBLING LOVE going on.

And maybe I'm reading into it wrong, but.... Phoenix doesn't seem to reciprocate, and without it being mutual their relationship REALLY enters the freaky territory :( (which is cool, that was a stunning reveal that I didn't see coming)
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keiiii Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012   General Artist
No, you're right on the mark: she's not reciprocating, and it IS very freaky. The bizarre thing is that he is completely oblivious about this; he's never doubted her love. He just thinks she's experiencing things differently due to her physical immaturity/ limitations (which he respects. Even though he can get extremely inappropriately touchy feely with her, he's never attempted consummation, or anything else that might subject her to physical discomfort).

And Chi-Min wouldn't reciprocate either. In fact, he would reject VEHEMENTLY >_>
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LorienInksong Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
Congrats on getting to so many pages! I actually came here to say that the content of the recent updates (trying to not provide even vague spoilers) was awesome! Nice job.
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keiiii Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012   General Artist
Thank you. :heart: I'm really happy and excited that you enjoyed the update.
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SulZala Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Just read the update to page 614 and since I'm too lazy to register in yet another forum, I post my comment here instead.

Holy fuck. Hoooooooly fuck. This isn't going to end well. AT ALL.

Btw, thank you for that cliffhanger. I'd already clicked on the "next" button a few times when I noticed that it was gray as in "no following page yet" and not red. D:

Hrm, there are still some pages to come in this chapter, right?
...
Oh my, I just took a good look at the coming chapter titles. This is going to be very bittersweet at best and a total tearjerker at worst and as far as I can see where the story is heading it'll veer to the latter.
Grml, now I'm sitting on the metaphorical edge of my chair.
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keiiii Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012   General Artist
Yeah, things are rolling downhill, and it's only going to gain momentum from here and on. It'd take something huge to prevent the whole thing from rolling straight into the gaping Abyss o' Despair D:

BTW, you can click on the comic page (the image) itself to proceed to the next page. This wasn't done until chapter 20 something, so it doesn't work with earlier chapters.
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SulZala Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wouldn't change anything on the fact that I'd click on it quite a few times until I noticed that I'm on the most current page ._.
*looks at slope* *gets popcorn* *sits on a safe point and watches*
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chou-roninx Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Man, 600? Wow! Good to hear about the updating! Reading it and looking at your work always inspires me and also makes me kinda proud to know you, actually. I'll try to get the word out more about Haru Sari as best I can since I think it deserves to be talked about more.
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keiiii Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012   General Artist
Thanks, that means a lot to me. When/if you are caught up with the new pages, let me know what you think of them.
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Keyshe54 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Hiya, I've been follower of your for years, and years. Maybe even be for Haru-Sari began (can't quite remember :/) I've seen your art progress and move me, even encourage me to try harder and be inspired by you.

Since following you on your journey of making your comic these years, it's been interesting. There has been times it was slow in updating and I wondered if it would one day be discontinued (thankfully not!) At first I didn't know what to think about it, it was a strange comic, kinda fantasy-like but more science fiction, and it was more character drama then action. It was more the I expected and at first a little hard to keep my interest, but as the updates come I grew to really be interested in the characters and world, and wanted to see more of it. June, Phoenix and Chi-Min are my favorites. Phoenix is stunning in character and design, tragic and painful, but, so, so very beautiful.

I have been really taken by surprise how deep and integrated the characters pasts and stories are. I'm a few chapters behind, and am both looking forward to see how the story plays out and also afraid, as it seems to be going in the direction since the beginning, that it will be quite sad... :(
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keiiii Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012   General Artist
It's a fantasy-flavored sci-fi. Like an apple-flavored orange. :D

I have no way of expressing how happy I am to hear/read that you've stuck with my comic despite its shortcomings (especially the earlier chapters!), and found it enjoyable. If you wait til the beginning of next month or so to catch up with the new chapters, you'll see a LOT of big things happening in the plot. I hope you will enjoy those big things!
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Mikkousha Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012
That's pretty awesome~ Congrats!
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CPatten Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Congrats on the achievement, and good luck with your future pages. Your comic is awesome!
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keiiii Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012   General Artist
I am self-conscious about receiving compliments from people who know what they're doing. But thank you! I hope the remainder of the story will be everything people have been expecting, and then some.
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Kaxen6 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012   General Artist
Gosh, 600 pages... What a milestone!

I get excited over reaching 100 pages. Though I did end up getting that "meh, MAKE MORE PAGES" feeling. >_> I guess it's because the milestone pages aren't necessarily the end of a chapter or something.
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keiiii Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012   General Artist
Now let's see if finishing the entire comic makes me feel accomplished...
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Kaxen6 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012   General Artist
As long as you're not overcome by sudden urges to redraw the whole thing, it should be a good feeling I would guess. *says person who never finishes stuff ^^; *
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keiiii Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012   General Artist
Despite the magnitude of horror I experience every time I go through the first few chapters of the comic, I never feel the urge to redo them. I think I'm safe from the Redraw Everything Urge syndrome.
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Ayayue Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Student General Artist
You may not be excited, but I am! Congrats on hitting the 600 page milestone, I'm looking forward to reading more.
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selie Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I really love Haru-Sari. I wait extended periods of time between site visits so there's a nice chunk of story waiting for me (I find this works better for serious stories, at least for me). I'm looking forward to the conclusion. Years and years ago I remember you told me about this idea you had, but I've forgotten a lot of what you told me and I'm sure it's changed since then, so I have no idea how it's going to end and I'm very much looking forward to the rest of it.
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keiiii Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012   General Artist
A lot of stuff has changed for sure! I think Phoenix in particular has become a completely different person. But IIRC, the parts I told you back then have mostly remained the same.

I agree with you that stories like this are better read in large chunks. I'm trying to speed up my progress because I can't wait to hear what people (especially you and a few others) think of this whole thing. Even though at the end of the day, I'm doing this for myself, sharing is a huge part of the fun.
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mayshing Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Professional Filmographer
I love your comic, and congrat on over 600. ;D It's still a milestone you passed by.
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keiiii Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012   General Artist
Thanks! Took me way longer than it should have, though. I want to be as consistent/ prolific as you.
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mayshing Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Professional Filmographer
what? XD You are doing very well. I look up to you. lol
:D I look forward to seeing your character with the TV meme. X3
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Dragonetgirl Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Student General Artist
ive been reading your comic ever since i found a chapter of it in a book of manga and that was a few years ago, and was joyed to see it updating again after the resent short hiatus :)
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theonlytoner Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
yay I haven't read haru-sari in ages ^^
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Plainevil Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
Congratulations on coming back to Haru Sari! I'm so excited! I check the site every few days cos i wanna hear the story! So the four pages up this month were amazing! The Wednesday update took me by surprise! Thank you!
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PaperandPlastic Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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New pages??? I check every day thinking I'll see a new chapter. I didn't even think that the chapter wasn't over yet! Thanks for letting me know! Made my day!!! :D

I love Haru-Sari. You have beautiful talents. :love:
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E-Dantes Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
I can't believe I didn't know there were new pageds -finally!!!
Well, congrats for the 600 pages. That dedication is something to be proud about :)
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futarinokizuna Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG 600pages?? That's long!! I have to archieve that number too!! XD/

good luck for both your comic and commissions :D
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krystalynn03 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm very happy you're back to posting again. I had faith! I've been following you since I was a sophomore in college when I first found you and I've been checking your site since then (2006).
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Naiv-chan Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm am DEFINITELY excited to see that you're going back to updating again :)
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StaciNadia Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
600 pages? Wow, that's quite an accomplishment! I can't believe Haru-Sari has been going on for that long!
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lonewylfe Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
I was very glad to see you updating again!
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sorenhateseverything Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
600 pages, holy fuck.

You should be proud.
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ambralynn Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
;O You're going to be updating again?! I've been checking but :C
Yay!~ I'm so happy to hear you'll be updating~~~~~~~♥
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keiiii Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012   General Artist
Already got a few pages posted! :D
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CatcherRye Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm not a very talkative person, but I do love that you are updating your comic again! :)
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YueCos Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I still think it's something to be proud of, you stuck with it so long! I'm so happy you're updating again :) looking forward to seeing where the story goes and what other art comes along with it!
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wulfmune Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
this is incredibly awesome! XD you are incredibly awesome! :cheer:
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