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  • Mood: Regretful
  • Listening to: Songs :p
  • Reading: Shameless
  • Watching: Cardcaptor Sakura
  • Playing: Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight
  • Drinking: Orange Cream flavoured Sparkling water
So I don't know how many of you have been following me from...oh god it's been three years *sobs*

I know a lot of you are new followers who just started following me because of Dear Mom, so you may or may not know about a little comic I was doing a while back called Shameless.

It followed the story of a girl named Seven...and I hate it.
Like, a lot.

I mean, I don't hate the overall story, but I do hate the way I ended up telling it.

I've been debating whether or not I wanted to share this announcement, because I don't know if any of you that actively follow me have even read Shameless, but I decided, why not.

I decided to completely re-write Shameless. Like, it'll have the same basic plotline, but more polished. 
Fun fact: in the original write, I killed off Envy and Revenge because I had totally forgotten about their roles in the plot until the last minute.
I hate that I did that, because it was a lazy thing to do. But that's only part of the reason why I decided to rewrite Shameless.

The way that the story was told ended up being so messy and unclear.
See, the way I wrote it kind of made reading Sentries (an equally bad prequel story) fairly necessary to even understand half of the story and character interactions. But I hate Sentries even more than I hate Shameless :iconcryforever:

I decided to rewrite Shameless because I still want to tell the story. I just decided to rewrite it in a way that actually does the story some justice....

PLEASE DO NOT ask when I'm going to post it. I only just started the process of re-writing, and so far I've only rewritten the first Chapter.
Which has almost doubled in length with only one page that bears any resemblance to a page in the original chapter. *sob*
I have no idea when I'm going to even start properly drawing it.

What I do know:
-Most of the chapters are going to be incredibly different, longer, and clearer.
-It will most likely be done digitally, not traditionally like the original was.
-The backstory will be clearly explained in the first chapter.
-I'm working one chapter at a time with the basic rewrite, and then I will work one chapter at a time with the comic proper
-It will NO LONGER BE CALLED SHAMELESS. I haven't yet decided what it's going to be called, but the song "Shameless" has literally nothing to do with the story. I'm going to rewrite the story, and then I'm going to choose a more appropriate name. For now, it will be known as "Shameless Remix," but that's just the production title of sorts.
Dear Mom 24 by HaruBells
Dear Mom 24
Featuring a guest appearance by yours truly!
I really need to get working on the Q&A....I'm considering pushing back Erika until after the Q&A is (finally) released *sob* I"m so sorry

Anyway, Alex likes brownie sundaes. Just sayin'

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  • Mood: Neutral
  • Listening to: EO2U Rough Sketch Soundtrack
  • Reading: EO2U Staff Book
  • Watching: Cardcaptor Sakura
  • Playing: Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight
  • Drinking: Straberries and Cream flavoured Sparkling water
There's really no reason for me to be posting this other than the fact that I like letting you guys know where everything is ouo

SO today's page was part 23, next page (arriving in Celadon) will be Part 24, and Erika will be Part 25. I had been worried that Erika would be less than five or six pages away from Surge, and that I'd have to put a filler page in, but looks like my worries were for nothing. Since Surge was part 19, Erika is exactly 6 pages later LOL

There's also the matter of timeline. I like to try and keep track of how long Alex has been on his journey so far (since there will be a special event that I want to have at some point in-comic, but need to figure out where I want it to fall)
I don't want his journey to clock in at too much over a year, but I also don't want it to be too much less than a year. xI

Soooo for a rough estimate, you can usually just multiply the page number by two and get about how many days he's been on his journey, buuuut I want a more exact number.

If the first letter was written the day after he set off, then that still applies to the rule of multiply page number by 2. That means that, at the time of writing the first letter, Alex had already been on his journey for around a day and a half/two days.
I said in this journal:  Fun Facts - Dear MomThere's a lot about the "Dear Mom" world that I have floating around in my head and can't explain through the comics due to the format, so I thought I'd throw this together :D
-Dear Mom is the first in a series of nuzlocke comics. I hope to get through all 6 regions, but it may not go as planned. So far, the only definites are Dear Mom and a secret project I'm working on that will start as soon as Dear Mom ends.
-As of Part 10, Alex has been on his journey for about 19 days. He tries to write a letter to his mom every day, but sometimes there's nothing interesting that happens, or he just doesn't find the time to write. His mom understands though, and doesn't expect to get a letter every day.
-Even when Alex can write daily letters, he can't always SEND them daily. Some of his letters get sent in bulk.
-Letters are sent through the Pokemon Centers. If there is a Center, you can send/recieve your mail there. 
-Alex's mom doesn't write letters back because it's so hard to keep track
 that, at the time of Part 10, Alex had been on his journey for about 19 days. In Part 12, it had been about 22 days since he set off. He does try to write every day, but the more time goes by, the less he's able to write every day.
In Part 18, he'd been on his journey for a little over a month.
After Part 18, he relaxed for a few days (exhausted from the events of the SS Anne), and took on Surge about 40 days into his journey.
He got Sheldon the Squirtle the day after the Surge fight, and retired Zuzu the day after that, which puts us at 42 days.
Then he returned to Cerulean, which took a day, and rested there (44 days).
Then he made his way to Route 10, which took another day (45 days; we're a month and a half in!)
He wrote the letter that makes up Part 22 while resting in the Pokemon Center on Route 10, putting us at 46 days. 
Then he took a few days to get through Rocky Tunnel, which puts him at ~48 or 49 days away from home. 

My estimate for future gym/rival battles is as follows:
-Erika will be about two months in or so. It'll take him a few days to get to Celadon, and then he's gonna want to train, which also takes a few days. After the Erika fight, there's the whole ordeal with Team Rocket, which will be a couple of days after the Erika fight.
-Immediately after defeating the Rocket hideout, he will head to Lavender Town, but it will take a day or so to get there. Then he has to do the whole Pokemon Tower thing.
-THEN the plot gets wonky. After Lavender, we head to (iirc) Fuchsia for Koga. But, with Lavender Town and lots and lots of travelling, that'll actually be close to three months into his journey. Maybe even more, since there's also the Safari Zone, and I'm sure Alex will want to relax after all of what happens after Erika, and all the travelling to get to Fuchsia in the first place.
-Saffron will probably be about four months in, a little over four months for the Sabrina fight (which I have NOT done yet!!)
-After Sabrina, we have to surf to Cinnabar. I am planning on going through Fuchsia (even though I know going from Pallet is faster; I want to maximize the time he's on his journey), and going through Seafoam Islands, so it's probably gonna be around five months in by the time he gets to Blaine. Maybe even five and a half. I don't know if there will be any tragedies, but there very well might be. Like I said, I haven't played past Saffron yet!
-Then he'll return to Pallet town and stay there for a while. It'll be around 7 months in by the time he leaves again to go to Viridian, since he'll want to train for Giovanni
-After the Giovanni fight, he's gonna want to train for Victory Road, so around 8 months in he'll take that on
-It'll probably be close to a week after that before he reaches the Indigo Plateau (Victory Road is long and hard for a 10/11 year old to get through), so maybe about 8 and a half months in is when he'll actually start training for the Elite Four
-We can expect training for the Elite Four to take a while, so probably around 9 or 10 months in is when he'll take on the Elite Four. Again, this is anticipating that there may be horrible death, and even if there is no death, he's gonna want to train as much as he can

Which means, according to my calculations, Alex will be on his journey for almost a year! 
I don't know how many parts that'll be (probably not too much more than around 50 or 60) since I think Alex will end up writing less and less often as his journey continues, but I do know there will be a sort of "epilogue" letter that will take place on the 1 year anniversary of Alex leaving (although probably not the 1 year anniversary of the comic)

Of course, Alex writing home to mom less often as time goes on isn't a bad thing. It's what should be expected.
Dear Mom 23 by HaruBells
Dear Mom 23
Truth be told, Benji evolved on Route 9 ouo
But I was having trouble designing him -- I mean, I knew he was gonna look like this (this is how I draw dragons, honestly, and regardless of typing, Charizard is a dragon), but I didn't know how to translate his scars. They still look a bit weird, but whatever.
God he's gonna look awesome as a Charizard, but I do have to design that as well...at least I have some time.

Also, Benji runs on all fours, but stands on his hind legs. Since he's, you know, a dragon. And I personally feel like dragons that spend all their time on their hind legs look a bit odd if they're ferocious dragons. 

I also have some fun fanart planned involving Benji and a particular Charizard with scars *coughArnoldcough*
It'll be super cute. I can only hope I get it done before that particular nuzlocke ends ;u; *coughTheFallcough*

Also, it's hard to tell, but Alex is leaning over in the second to last panel.

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  • Mood: Regretful
  • Listening to: Songs :p
  • Reading: Shameless
  • Watching: Cardcaptor Sakura
  • Playing: Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight
  • Drinking: Orange Cream flavoured Sparkling water
So I don't know how many of you have been following me from...oh god it's been three years *sobs*

I know a lot of you are new followers who just started following me because of Dear Mom, so you may or may not know about a little comic I was doing a while back called Shameless.

It followed the story of a girl named Seven...and I hate it.
Like, a lot.

I mean, I don't hate the overall story, but I do hate the way I ended up telling it.

I've been debating whether or not I wanted to share this announcement, because I don't know if any of you that actively follow me have even read Shameless, but I decided, why not.

I decided to completely re-write Shameless. Like, it'll have the same basic plotline, but more polished. 
Fun fact: in the original write, I killed off Envy and Revenge because I had totally forgotten about their roles in the plot until the last minute.
I hate that I did that, because it was a lazy thing to do. But that's only part of the reason why I decided to rewrite Shameless.

The way that the story was told ended up being so messy and unclear.
See, the way I wrote it kind of made reading Sentries (an equally bad prequel story) fairly necessary to even understand half of the story and character interactions. But I hate Sentries even more than I hate Shameless :iconcryforever:

I decided to rewrite Shameless because I still want to tell the story. I just decided to rewrite it in a way that actually does the story some justice....

PLEASE DO NOT ask when I'm going to post it. I only just started the process of re-writing, and so far I've only rewritten the first Chapter.
Which has almost doubled in length with only one page that bears any resemblance to a page in the original chapter. *sob*
I have no idea when I'm going to even start properly drawing it.

What I do know:
-Most of the chapters are going to be incredibly different, longer, and clearer.
-It will most likely be done digitally, not traditionally like the original was.
-The backstory will be clearly explained in the first chapter.
-I'm working one chapter at a time with the basic rewrite, and then I will work one chapter at a time with the comic proper
-It will NO LONGER BE CALLED SHAMELESS. I haven't yet decided what it's going to be called, but the song "Shameless" has literally nothing to do with the story. I'm going to rewrite the story, and then I'm going to choose a more appropriate name. For now, it will be known as "Shameless Remix," but that's just the production title of sorts.

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I love Alice in Wonderland, and the Harry Potter books/movies, and my favorite television shows are How I Met Your Mother, Adventure Time, House MD, and Fringe. My favorite videogames are RPG based games, like Zelda, Mario, Okami, and Pokemon. However, I do like fighting games like Teken and Super Smash Bros.

My favorite kind of music is alternative, and my preferred drawing style is anime. (Anything by CLAMP is a must-have/see for me) I have liked anime pretty much as long as I can remember. It all started with Pokemon, Yu-Gi-Oh, and Cardcaptors for me. And Studio Ghibli movies. My very favorite anime is CLANNAD, but I also ADORE Angel Beats.
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DrewTiptonArt Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015  Student Filmographer
thanks for the favorite Haru :)
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HaruBells Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No prob!
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CptStrike Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015
I like your art very much it's so cute!!!!!
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HaruBells Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! Llama Emoji-10 (Shy) [V1] 
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CamoCat Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks for all the favs ;p
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NeonLanterns Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2015  Student General Artist
Hi there! I'm trying to slowly catch up on messages, so sorry it took me
so long to thank you for the follow!
If you have time, and are interested please consider looking at my other 
comic, White Violet on Tapastic :WV WEB
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Jenniej92 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
here is my portrait of Alex :)
i hope you like it!
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a-lemon-artist Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
every thing is soon guuuuud    :clap: 
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EliTigre Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2015
The adorableness~ It's all over the place !
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HaruBells Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wahahaha good. I'm planning on taking over the world with the adorableness.

ssshhhh

Don't tell anybody ;)
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