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Apr 03 2015 12:01 am

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I wonder he forgot. Probably nothing important. It's never anything important.




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Nekomata-chan, Mar 31 2015 01:09 am     Reply


Just to clarify the news post... that was not an April Fools joke. Not entirely. Honestly, I don't know anymore.

Everything I said in the news post was true. The comic is cancelled. My motivation for it has hit the lowest point thus far, and I do not see that changing for the better.

I do my best to cover up my more negative thoughts (no one wants to deal with that) most of the time, which is why this may seem a bit out of the blue. I've had conflicting feelings about the future of PRS for a few months now- since November, really.

So this is it, guys. PRS is officially canceled. As said in the news post, I'll post up the remainder of the buffer on schedule, but once the buffer is out, it's over.

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MoogleSam, Apr 03 2015 12:31 am     Reply


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Luigi_96, Apr 03 2015 01:04 am     Reply


Wh-

Wait

No... It was supposed to be an April fool's joke... That's the only thing that kept me from being extremely upset about it...

...I... Don't know what to say now, really. You put a lot of work into this comic to just up and cancel it like that. Is there any chance at all of the motivation returning before the buffer finishes?

SpeedBoostTorchic, Apr 03 2015 11:50 pm     Reply


I'm still secretly hoping that it was a joke that you've dragged on a little longer, but I know exactly what that dwindling motivation in the face of real life woes, and dwindling feedback, feels like.

I feel this comic was cut ahead of it's time. It's been consistently improving over the months, in both story and art, and it was still hitting it's stride and had a lot of potential.

I'm sorry to see it go.

I will ask, however, that you put it on the shelf for now instead of canceling it outright, in case you ever feel like coming back to it, however slim that chance may be.

I say that because, in the news post, you mentioned that lack of feedback and fan involvement is part of what destroyed your optimism, but from my experience that is cyclical. My comic's views and comments fluctuate, going dark for several months (usually after a delay) before coming back to life again. It's also possible to find another audience elsewhere: my SJ fanbase has been dwindling, but on DA, it's been growing really well.

You also mentioned your new project: Sunrise. I confess I'm not really sure what that is, but with how you've been improving I hope it's another comic. Whatever you work on from now on, good luck.

Nekomata-chan, Apr 04 2015 12:27 am     Reply


@Luigi_96: Honestly, right now, I'm just not in the right mind for anything at this point. I think I need a little time to clear my head. D|

@SpeedBoostTorchic:

I'm not one to make April Fool's Jokes like this. I didn't even realize it was April Fool's until after I posted the news post.

Anyway- right now, more than anything, I'm struggling with my 'inner demons' which have consistently been eating away at my motivation over the last few months. Coupled that with the vanishing feedback over the last few months, I guess a really strong part of me wanted to give up.

It may seem stupid, selfish, etc. to some- but my motivation does feed off of the positive feedback. Don't get me wrong- I enjoy working on projects, even if they never go public- but when I see people taking interest in the project and enjoying it... it's just a really strong type of encouragement for me. I love making other people happy, be it gifts or creating something to enjoy.

When I noticed the decline in feedback, I tried a few things to encourage it, but nothing seemed to work- which I guess further stabbed at my motivation and concerns on the comic. The level of activity has never dropped this much before- it's a mere fraction (About 1/10th) what it was in the past.

Even after past delays it never got to this point- and I've been moreless consistent lately (not sure how). This decline has been consistent on all sites that I post the comic on.

I had to accept earlier today that I'm in no state to be making decisions due to how stressed/depressed I've been over the last couple of weeks. So I'm going to be taking a little more time to think things over once I clear my head a bit. I just have so many conflicting feelings on PRS that I'm not sure what to do anymore.

(As for Sunrise- it's a written story- but it's prequel, Nightfall, will be a comic.)

Thanks for the time you put into your post there. I really do appreciate that. v-v And sorry for the above wall of text.

Lady Darkrina, Apr 04 2015 08:37 am     Reply


@Nekomata-chan: Aww Nekky... :c *hugs you close* I honestly wish you luck in life you know, and I really hope you end up feeling better about all this as well..

As it's sad to see the comic end like this, we understand if you must. And.. maybe like Speedboost said, perhaps you should just leave PRS to one side for now until you recover and maybe you can come back to it any time you feel.

I know since you're similar to me that it's not always easy trying to make everyone happy. But so as long as we do our best, it's what really matters ^^ And no matter where you are, you'll always have my support because you're my friend.

Nekomata-chan, Apr 07 2015 09:49 pm     Reply


@Lady Darkrina: Thanks! I think I'm just letting that stupid part of my brain get to me again. >.<' It's been a stressful few weeks and I ended up lashing out the first thing that came to mind. Dx

Lady Darkrina, Apr 08 2015 04:46 pm     Reply


@Nekomata-chan: Mmm.. I know how that feels.. :c *hugs you again* I hope this week and the weeks that follow will be less stressful for you.

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