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Ladies and gentlemen... we have our main villain for the first arc of the series. If you have paid very close attention to all the hints I've dropped, you might have figured out who this is, but even if you say it below I'll just answer with "We'll have to wait and see!" ;) I'm also not answering questions about Maris or anything else that could be spoiler-ific. I will say, though, if you are pretty pissed off at me, give Vol. 3 a shot because in my opinion Vol. 3 is really where character growth, action, etc picks up, and I absolutely LOVE writing for the villain. BTW, that cat girl on the billboard? A cameo appearance of a character of one of my Kickstarter backers, so don't read too much into it, haha.

Chapter 14 is going to be VERY exciting, but I have some sad news for those of you thinking I'll go right into it next week. FaLLEN will be on hiatus from May through July! And while I know the word "hiatus" often equals "death" in webcomic terms, this really is a hiatus. In fact, I will still be working on the comic and FaLLEN related things. I just need a break from the comic to do these things:

- Finish FaLLEN Vol. 2 Kickstarter rewards (commissions, colored comics, shipping, etc)
- relocate the FaLLEN homepage to its new server
- do fan art BECAUSE I WANT TO GOSH DANG IT (I never do non-FaLLEN art these days...)
- improve my Patreon
- secretly start work on Chapter 14 but not post it publicly until it's finished.

For that last one, I have decided I want a nice big buffer for my comic and I want Patreon supporters to actually get to see the comics WAY ahead of everyone else. So as you can see, the hiatus is more like a public hiatus, since in private I am still working.

While I may not post any new comics for a few months, I will definitely be posting artwork, FaLLEN and fan art, so there's still going to be a lot of stuff going up.

Thanks for reading this far, and thank you so much for reading two whole volumes of FaLLEN! (sorry for the lengthy post ^^;;;;;)


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:iconrbingham2000:
rbingham2000 Featured By Owner May 3, 2017
*kicks up the Slayer riff*
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OgawaBurukku Featured By Owner May 4, 2017  Professional General Artist
Heck yeah! I expect everyone to be blasting metal all through the next chapter.
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Kurumi-Lover Featured By Owner May 2, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Omg. I never thought about it, but you're right. I put my own comic on hiatus back in 2012 or so, and here we are 5 years later. That thing is dead.
Also, hints??? HINTS? THERE WERE HINTS?????
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kessy-athena Featured By Owner May 9, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aaaand my links don't work.  I guess that's what I get for trying to be too clever by half.  Anyway I meant these pages:
FaLLEN Ch. 8 Pages 28-29 by OgawaBurukku   
  FaLLEN Ch. 10 Pages 12-13 by OgawaBurukku   
FaLLEN Chapter 12 Pages 4-5 by OgawaBurukku
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Kurumi-Lover Featured By Owner May 16, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, yes, of course. I was assuming who that character was in the shadows, but now I'm a little more confused after the last page, IDK ANYMORE.
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kessy-athena Featured By Owner May 17, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, I have a theory about who our mysterious new villain is, but I'm thinking I should probably keep it to myself.  OR... maybe she's the end product of Father Sam's tutelage?  Maybe this is what he's trying to turn Arma into?  Maybe it's a future version of Arma that's traveled back in time?  Is this why St Expeditus never has class reunions???
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kessy-athena Featured By Owner May 8, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yup, there were hints.  I think there was a pretty big one on this page.  In vino veritas, my dear Vox.  And another here.  Ogawa-san just loves to interrupt exposition just as it's getting to the good part, doesn't she?  And some rather ominous foreshadowing here.  I think Lamia has some psi abilities, which makes sense since she said that her ability to produce illusions is fooling people's perception, not producing a physical image.
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OgawaBurukku Featured By Owner May 2, 2017  Professional General Artist
There were a ton of hints XD I'm actually going to point a few out in Vol 2 for the teaser section for Vol. 3, I think, since I don't have a lot of preview art I can show. 

Hiatus = death, haha. I have friends where they go on hiatus and then get better job offers or something and the story gets set aside indefinitely. I've turned down serializations keep doing FaLLEN my way, so I really doubt there is anything big enough to take my attention away from FaLLEN. 
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Kurumi-Lover Featured By Owner May 16, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I didn't realize the other hints, Kessy linked me to some pages with the foreshadowing of the character (who I was assuming is someone, but now am confused after this page just a touch), but I thought you meant there were hints that some blue-haired character was gonna get their s f'd up. hahaha
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OgawaBurukku Featured By Owner May 16, 2017  Professional General Artist
I have done a few redirects here and there. Next volume will reveal a lot about two mystery characters.

Maris intentionally came out of nowhere, I didn't really hint to that happening, heh. 
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HeartandVoice Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2017  Student General Artist
"Ride the Lightning" That song title comes to mind when I see this page xD
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OgawaBurukku Featured By Owner May 1, 2017  Professional General Artist
Oh, you best believe that's a future chapter title XD
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HeartandVoice Featured By Owner May 1, 2017  Student General Artist
Yeeesssssss Horns 
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Randommode Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
It's Batman from Batman the animated series!!! Wow! She is so cool up there!! OH NO!!! (zappppppppppppppppppppppppppppp) Oh she was in a high place in a lightning storm..... well she looked cool for awhile. 

That was a cool shot, her costume is pretty neat 
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OgawaBurukku Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2017  Professional General Artist
The gang, not realizing the new enemy was zapped to ashes by the electrical storm, spend all of Volume 3 searching for the one who got Maris, and then begin to turn on each other when they can't find any clues. Ooh, that would be an interesting, if not totally weird, turn of events...
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Randommode Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
lol :) 
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JadineR Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2017
And theeeereeeee she ISS!!!! :plotting: *cackling because novel* I'll wait happily for Ch. 14 >) You definitely need some rest, busy bee!

I feel you so much on the fanart and new server. ESPECIALLY the new server! Or rather, site in my case. I'm almost to the point where I'll just put up a simple Wordpress theme for now, because holy snap Grawlix has given me a bit more problem than I should have. XD

Also, that character on the billboard looks very much like Neiva and that Animal!FaLLEN idea of yours....
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OgawaBurukku Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2017  Professional General Artist
Yeeeeah... Grawlix was supposed to have an update sometime soon that was going to fix a lot of the key problems for me, but it keeps getting pushed back. One of the guys who works on it (or maybe it's just one guy, not sure) helped me out a lot though so I want to give it a try, but I think I need to learn more coding before I can have a harmonious relationship with it. Even if I end up coding it all from scratch or using something else, I still want to donate some money to them because I would love to see Grawlix grow and improve.

14 is going to be a great chapter, I think. Lots of action and a new scene with Arma and Lamia that expands on a scene they had in the novel. I might have to split it into to chapters, but we'll see. At any rate, I'm stoked to work on the next chapter.

The character on the billboard is actually a cameo for the top tier person from the first kickstarter. I wanted his character to be in an important scene since he donated so much, but now I think she's too distracting, since everyone asks about her XD
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JadineR Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2017
Grawlix is two people, I believe, but Ben is the main one who answers? At least in my emails, it was always Ben. He helped me out a lot too, but I also had issues with the system, especially when it came to going beyond its basic customization capabilities. The book they made was helpful, even if it didn't help initially -- though, Grawlix just updated that book + the system to 1.3! And the 1.3 upgrade seems to have a lot of things that I actually wanted to do before, but haven't tinkered with it properly, so not completely sure. But yeah, I'm with you -- I want to see them improve and grow, because even with its problems, Grawlix looks like a easier system that listens to what artists want. ^^

Oh wow, that's...XD I seriously thought she might have been a mash-up of designs you've mentioned before, haha. You usually mention when a cameo pops up. I think that might be part of the confusion o:
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OgawaBurukku Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2017  Professional General Artist
Did I not mention it? I guess I didn't. The entry was running long so I probably just forgot to mention it. I'll update it now  :D
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dhmanga186 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2017
I'm less curious about who that figure is and what that sign originally was and what the store sells.
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OgawaBurukku Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2017  Professional General Artist
Haha she's actually a cameo appearance for a Kickstarter backer. I believe this is his avatar for one of the games he plays, but I'm not sure exactly. In any case, I don't think she normally advertises cat girl cosmetics.
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dhmanga186 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2017
Now I have to wonder whether there were any other cameos in prior pages, excluding Chris Hansen.
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OgawaBurukku Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2017  Professional General Artist
Oh yeah, there were others-- the guy Lamia was on a compensated date with was a cameo, for example. There is a cat on the last page of ch. 11 I believe, and that's a cameo. One of the thugs in Ch. 9 was a cameo. There are going to be WAY more cameos in the next book, since I had way more backers for the most recent Kickstarter.
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dhmanga186 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2017
That would make sense since you'll have more backers now than back then. I thought about a similar idea to my story but nowhere close to being able to implement it. If this becomes a commercial thing, I wonder if they'll ever be compensated.
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OgawaBurukku Featured By Owner May 1, 2017  Professional General Artist
Cameos? Oh no, no compensation, especially since they essentially pay me to be in the comic. If I made a cameo a regular character, though, that would be a whole other matter, but all cameos are one-time things (unless someone from the first kickstarter has me draw the same cameo character for their second cameo reward... which actually is happening, haha)
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dhmanga186 Featured By Owner May 1, 2017
In any case, it'd be interesting to see the Fallen Easter eggs when enough of them are present.
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OgawaBurukku Featured By Owner May 1, 2017  Professional General Artist
It would be fun to collect them all! I hide stuff all the time or make really lame references... I also sneak in hints for the future of the story that only make sense if you go back later and re-read them. I'll probably point out a few when I release more of the next volume.
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NPHNTTMYLS Featured By Owner Edited Apr 28, 2017
Gonna guess it says "Purrfect pussy style." And there is a bottle there too. Obviously they sold hair-gel for female pubic hair. Shit what I know stuff. :shifty:  
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dhmanga186 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2017
Guess or do you know of store like this who make a large advertisement like the one we see for the whole world to see?
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NPHNTTMYLS Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2017
Nah, I'm guessing. :) It's definitely not from a real world ad though, since the cat-lady is a character from one of the kickstarter backers, making a cameo. 
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dhmanga186 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2017
Looks like she is based on the response I got.
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Tuthiuly Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Whoa, they appeared this early in the story? *SCREECHES*
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OgawaBurukku Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2017  Professional General Artist
You say early, but this webcomic has been going on for almost 5 years now @_@;; So for me, it's more like "It's about time!!" haha
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dragonboy1092 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Have you ever thought about publishing this
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OgawaBurukku Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2017  Professional General Artist
I've had offers, but publishers wanted to change too many things (or I didn't think the publisher would be around for long) and so I just self-publish. It's pretty rewarding, though, since I can draw and write the story exactly as I want to and I don't have to worry about censorship and the like. It's more work on my end but I enjoy it selling the books and talking with readers at anime conventions and such :)
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dragonboy1092 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice
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NPHNTTMYLS Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2017
She self publishes, you can find the books, I'm assuming books are what you're talking about, at her storenvy site. ogawaburukku.storenvy.com
:)
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dragonboy1092 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I see
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Yuushin7 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
kyAAAAAAAAAH! I think I know who this is!!!! :D :heart:
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OgawaBurukku Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2017  Professional General Artist
I think you do, too ;D (and I'll finally be able to post your amazing artwork of this character in the guest art gallery on my website!)
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Artificer-Urza Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2017
Humanoid, at least. What definition are we using for 'human' anyway?
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OgawaBurukku Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2017  Professional General Artist
Vaguely simian, can form words... basically, the enemy this time isn't a mole creature or stork thing.
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NPHNTTMYLS Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2017
So I must have been way off with my theory that she was the laughing policeman... No policeman could afford such rad boots! That leaves only one option...
Some dude trying to stop peeps from eating hot dogs... :shifty: 
www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Nz9jR…

Yeah, I pay attention to the clues so you don't have to. Instead you can

VOTE for FaLLEN on TWC! Woop. www.topwebcomics.com/vote/1458…
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OgawaBurukku Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2017  Professional General Artist
The photos on that album do not match the tone of the song, which was delightfully terrible. Out to hunch!
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NPHNTTMYLS Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2017
Eh, well... 'twas the 50's (or 60's... maybe 70's who knows with this guy. Giggle)
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MaryBellamy Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2017  Professional General Artist
*inserts alien meme here* I think I know...
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:iconogawaburukku:
OgawaBurukku Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2017  Professional General Artist
Well then you know too much! But yeah, you might know XD
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galacticpink Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
SCREEE SO HYPE. :D

Oh man, good luck with the server move. I've never done one myself but I've heard the horror stories about how much of a giant pain in the ass it is.
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OgawaBurukku Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2017  Professional General Artist
It is a giant pain! My previous host server was a bunch of buttheads, though. I'm in the middle of moving things over and I get a notice from Paypal that they charged me $60 for a service I won't use. You can't just quit a server cold turkey so until everything is working and moved over (and I have three domains, ugh) I have to just deal with it -___-

I'm so excited for Vol. 3. I've made some rewrites that I'm nervous about, but I hope even people who read the novels will like these changes. I think they add depth to the characters, but we'll see.
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