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Dogwood Ch4: Stories, p11-17

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Goodness gracious, I'm updating Dogwood. It's been two years since the last pages were uploaded. Yeegh. Gomen nasai, mina-sama.

Even when I'm trying to be faster, I'm a slow comicker. And I don't know if anyone will like me after this update, it's not exactly a happy one...

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Acknowledgments and Disclaimer: The fate of no one historical was changed by the making of this comic.
Inuyasha-tachi belong to Takahashi Rumiko and everyone she has sold them to. This is a mostly nonprofit fan work that I'm really slow at.

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So the question is, would y'all prefer if I kept up this system of updating in several-page chunks, or would you rather I came out with a page at a time as I finish them?

The several-page chunk is better for reading, but I have to get all the pages done at once, which at least this time caused me lots of trouble. Spreading them out does feel like spreading the work out a bit, a least with this. What do you think?

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From:merimask
Date:January 15th, 2011 06:07 pm (UTC)
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Thank you so much for updating!! I love this story and have missed it.

Wow...I actually love the way you handled WW2...I've often thought it'd be interesting to know what the "youkai" of anime stories would have done during the war. Not surprising that proud Sesshoumaru would protect Japan.

Update when you can. I guess the chunks of pages make a better "chapter" story, you know?
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From:purplerebecca
Date:January 18th, 2011 05:59 am (UTC)
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Thank you so much! I'm so glad you like it. ^_^
Yeah, I think what modern magical characters do during war is hugely important in paranormal fantasy. If you have a bunch of superpowered supernaturals running around, they'd be involved. So how is it Japan still lost? Well, either America brought their supernaturals along to fight too (totally possible), or superior weaponry and technology trumped the magic.

Which totally works.
Antiaircraft fire is powerful. It annoys me when an author is all "our vampires can't be hurt by modern bullets", etc (I just read a novel like that). Um, if they still have flesh, bullets will damage them! Might not stop them, but will damage. And I don't care what kind of creature you are, if you're hit by an atom bomb, you're gone.

Buffy did it right: 1st or 2nd season, a modern weapon totally blew apart a bigbad demon vamp. And on the other side, in Naomi Novik's Temeraire series, the Inca and Aztec had dragons, so they're still in power in South America, the Spanish weren't able to defeat them.
That type of issue is one urban/paranormal fantasy writers really need to address. If the Native Americans had powerful magic creatures, how did they lose to the Europeans and America ever get founded?

lol I went off. Obviously, this is an issue that bugs me when authors don't address it. :]


Several page updates seems to be the consensus, so I'm just going to try to get a little bit done every week amid everything else I'm doing, and hopefully I can get this story going again. :)
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From:sadisticsidhe
Date:January 15th, 2011 06:11 pm (UTC)
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I am seriously so excited that you updated that I don't know I can express it any other form but .gif form:
Hula Hoop Owl Gif - Hula Hoop Owl!
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This was a good update, I must admit I was wondering about how the Seiken family did during WWII. This segment answered and gave so many questions! Like does Sesshoumaru not want to deal with Catherine because he does not want to go through Jia-Lin again? Or because she's American? or here unto unknown option 3? I am looking forward to your next update even more (which I did not know was possible) just to see how or if the Catherine/Sesshoumaru relationship works out. Especially since Catherine is a modern American woman and probably has ideals much different then what Sesshoumaru has seen with his past wives.

Spectacular artwork (I especially love their poses on page 11, so natural with the exhaustion/exasperation and her interest) and I hope we don't have to wait another two years for an update! I am torn between what I wish for an updating schedule. I love the huge hunks (makes it worth it) but I would like to see it updated more often. My suggestion is update in huge hunks (like you have) but maybe set a deadline for yourself, like if I don't have the segment finished in 6 months (or a year, etc), I'll update what I have. But whatever you decide, I'll be here.

Keep up the good work!
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From:purplerebecca
Date:January 18th, 2011 06:03 am (UTC)
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Hee! I'm so glad you like it! Cute owl.

There are a few more issues for Sess to get over that I will reveal in the next pages. I'm working on them now. Hopefully I can get them done in a MUCH more timely manner.


I like that 6 month deadline. I'm going to use it.
Thank you!
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From:fiver
Date:January 15th, 2011 07:34 pm (UTC)
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Oh gosh, this is emotional. Genken looked like a nice kid, too.

Still loving these dips into the Seiken's past &heart; And that partial transformation shot of Sesshomaru, omg. There's an awesome feel to that whole scene - like the stories the pilots would tell of strange unexplained lights following their planes and such.

Hmm. Well, personally I think you ought to post updates however is easiest for you :) Each page is definitely worth the wait, IMO!
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From:purplerebecca
Date:January 18th, 2011 06:08 am (UTC)
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Thank you! I'm so glad you like it!

We're almost done with all the history (well, mostly), which I'm totally excited about because I have to research modern stuff SO MUCH LESS! *collapses*

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From:fenikkusuken
Date:January 15th, 2011 10:17 pm (UTC)
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*wild applause*

FABULOUS! Excellent handling of WWII - love the way that Sess' eyes were coloured against the greyscale!

Ooooh, all that background and Catherine being American in this round...! *giddy with anticipation*

I really liked reading all of this at once; it's like a manga chapter being released where you can see the progression and really get into the plot.
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From:purplerebecca
Date:January 18th, 2011 06:16 am (UTC)
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Thank you so much, Fenik! I'm so glad you like it. ^___^

You know I'm not great at getting things done, >.<, but I'm going to try to get this off the ground again.

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