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Map of Cerey by merofi Map of Cerey :iconmerofi:merofi 12 0 The Sign by merofi The Sign :iconmerofi:merofi 10 2 The Letter by merofi The Letter :iconmerofi:merofi 12 1 One Misty Night by merofi One Misty Night :iconmerofi:merofi 17 0 Home by merofi Home :iconmerofi:merofi 7 2 The Garden by merofi The Garden :iconmerofi:merofi 15 10 The Trial by merofi The Trial :iconmerofi:merofi 9 3 The Prince of Cerey by merofi The Prince of Cerey :iconmerofi:merofi 6 0 Merofi's Prison by merofi Merofi's Prison :iconmerofi:merofi 10 6 The Water Goddess by merofi The Water Goddess :iconmerofi:merofi 9 4 Cyphr's Curse by merofi Cyphr's Curse :iconmerofi:merofi 2 3 The Temple Of Origin by merofi The Temple Of Origin :iconmerofi:merofi 3 2 The Nonakian by merofi The Nonakian :iconmerofi:merofi 8 12 Dr. Charon's Legacy by merofi Dr. Charon's Legacy :iconmerofi:merofi 5 3 The Monk's Diary by merofi The Monk's Diary :iconmerofi:merofi 5 0 The Geist Prince's Grave by merofi The Geist Prince's Grave :iconmerofi:merofi 8 2


April Color F by wulfmune April Color F :iconwulfmune:wulfmune 62 21 Off*Beat 3 Cover by wulfmune Off*Beat 3 Cover :iconwulfmune:wulfmune 69 17 August Cover by wulfmune August Cover :iconwulfmune:wulfmune 31 15 He Does Not Sleep by TheMichaelMacRae He Does Not Sleep :iconthemichaelmacrae:TheMichaelMacRae 8,181 254 Flying by Tacto Flying :icontacto:Tacto 6 2 Bye by whispwill Bye :iconwhispwill:whispwill 606 22 C.O.T: Quiet Town by wang2dog C.O.T: Quiet Town :iconwang2dog:wang2dog 3,433 113 Cloudcatcher by RHADS Cloudcatcher :iconrhads:RHADS 8,165 188 B-B by MichaelCTY B-B :iconmichaelcty:MichaelCTY 3,162 80 Forge of the Damned by RobertoBertero Forge of the Damned :iconrobertobertero:RobertoBertero 336 26 rema color fanart for book 1 by angichan rema color fanart for book 1 :iconangichan:angichan 10 6 Castle Tower Private commission by TylerEdlinArt Castle Tower Private commission :icontyleredlinart:TylerEdlinArt 4,339 145 Gem by Kameolynn Gem :iconkameolynn:Kameolynn 102 14 left turn by turningshadow left turn :iconturningshadow:turningshadow 2,107 76 Forest Queen - Advanced by jameszapata Forest Queen - Advanced :iconjameszapata:jameszapata 4,683 198 Old Piano by Alicechan Old Piano :iconalicechan:Alicechan 7,376 0


Dear readers,

In preparation for Rema's next phase of existence, whatever that may be, I will be retiring the Rema novel archives ( Monday, June 30th (next week). It's a decision that's been on my mind since serialization ended, since that was basically its broadcast run. This doesn't mean that you will never see the book again, but it does mean that the serialized online version won't be available after next week.

If you follow my Twitter account, then you know I've rewritten the beginning and have been working on streamlining the entire book. The one online doesn't reflect where the book is now, and to continuously update the rewrites seems a little overdone.

I'll keep this blog up as a production blog, with updates on Rema's status and drawings here and there, and as a place to keep in touch with the readers who still check in.

I can't thank you guys enough for this experience. I first put Rema online because I believed it was absolutely unreadable, since that was the impression I was given by initial beta readers. Giving it away for free was me giving up on it, so that it would at least exist somewhere after working on it for so many years. I was very depressed at the time, and felt that I wasted many years chasing something that no one would ever care about.

When feedback started trickling in, I was seriously confused. Maybe they're just being nice? Maybe they're just nostalgic for the comic and will take what they can get? There's no way they actually want to read more. But then you kept coming back, kept being excited, kept cheering the characters on, and life was slowly breathed back into the project, and into me.

Writing is still so new to me. I've never taken classes for it, and I wasn't even very good in English and literary classes in high school and college. I was very much swimming alone in open waters. The pursuit of writing has been terrifying for me from the day I decided to do it. I nearly drowned, but you all held me up with your many hands, and I'll be forever grateful to you for it. This book exists because of you, and I will not let it slip away without a good fight.

So while the online novel is going to be archived, this is by no means the end of Rema or even its sequels (there are at least two more books that need to be written!). I will definitely make a big post when the book is available to own, either as ebook, kickstarter, or published novel, that is still up in the air. Either way, don't be a stranger and check in once in a while for that update.

Again, I thank you all so much for traveling to Rema with me in this exciting format, and I will carry your comments with me throughout the rest of my writing career, wherever it may go.



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Amy Kim Kibuishi
United States
Current Residence: California


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Qodiiac Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2015  Student Filmographer
I was so amazed by your story in 'Goosebumps' 'Deep Trouble'. I loved it so much :D! I want to see part two ^-^ 
merofi Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2015
Thank you! It was so much fun and I'm proud of it. Glad you liked it! (The story reminded me of Splash, one of my fav movies! ;)
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JellyfishSlayer Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I was thinking of just going on and posting on your blogspot, but I think I'll post here instead. I finished reading Rema, and I have to say that I love it absolutely, and completely! Ever since I stumbled into your work when I was in middle school, you have astounded and inspired me. When I think of a creative force, not unlike bards in tales and how a story can be magical, you're the first person to come to my mind. Your artwork, both written and illustrated, make me feel giddy and hopeful. I'm really glad that you decided to finish the story, and do so on your own terms. I'm not sure if it's an unusual thing to say, but I feel like I should thank you for working so hard and sharing parts of your internal worlds with us. So - thank you! I salute you, captain. *salutes*
merofi Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013
Wow! I'm a little speechless here, and teary-eyed. Thank you. Just thank you. Huggle! 
JellyfishSlayer Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Huggle! You're welcome! Hearing back from you made me very happy. I hope you're having a good evening! :D
kaumori Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I am really glad that you decided to continue with your story Rema, even if it wasn't in webcomic format. I have to say your comic/stories have been a great inspiration to me and it makes me want to continue drawing and writing. :)
merofi Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
Hi Kaumori! I'm so humbled that my work could inspire you. I'll keep doing it as long as I'm able and find a way to get it out there, be it online or in the stores. I hope you pick up that pencil again soon! Art is therapeutic. :)
sarahthewriter Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I love love love your Sorcerers and Secretaries graphic novels! ^_^ I can relate so well to the whole daydreaming and love of fantasy that your character, Nicole experiences. After my most recent read through I decided to check out your site and saw you were on DA, so here I am. I am going to start reading your digital series which looks amazing.

Anyway, just wanted to say that you are an awesome writer and artist and I am glad that I found your work online :)

All the best xo
merofi Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
Hi Sarah! Thanks so much for taking the time to leave this comment and remind me of the reason why I love writing/drawing so much -- to reach out and inspire others. Best of luck with your work, too!
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