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July 15th, 2012, 12:41 pm

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Crimson Chains
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Hey, sorry to say this guys but I'm going to put this manga on Hiatus for a month.
That means there will be no original pages either ._.;;

*sigh* I've come to realize that I truly am a genius...a genius at creating stories that appear innocent enough at first but in reality are quite twisted and shallow...
I wish I could stop producing such crap but I'm a bad writer so I'll just have to keep at it until those skills improve ;_;

to understand what I'm talking about you'll have to look back to page 100.

I can't refute what that person says, and I am truly horrified and appalled that I could once again inadvertently manage to create such a horrible and insulting story.
I'm so sorry ;A;

I won't be giving up on this story, but I need some time to carefully think about how it is going to go from this point and try to fix the damage I have already done >_>;;
I know that the foundation of the story is rotten and crumbling, but I'll do my best!!! >:O

I am truly sorry for the inconvenience and generally whiny-ness of this announcement!! D:
If you are willing to stick around even after seeing the darker side of this story that even I had overlooked I promise that I'll try and make it the best that it can possibly be!! >:DD
Thank you all for your support and I look forward to when the month is over and this story truly begins to make some progress :3

Posted at July 15th, 2012, 12:54 pm

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Posted at May 29th, 2017, 10:02 am

Crimson Chains
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@samanthasdog1231: Taisuke has quite a temper!! XD
Reiji's apparent awesomeness isn't helping him stay cool :3

Thank you so much!! >///<
I promise that a month will be the longest, I'm hoping to be able to sort things out a bit sooner than that actually :D

Posted at July 15th, 2012, 10:23 pm

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@TomorrowToday: Ah yes, it did bother me quite a bit that they seemed to know they would not enjoy the story but still read it ._.;

I'm very happy to hear that you do not mind the mediocre art!! >w<
Yeah..proportions aren't my thing but at least it's not as bad as it could be! XD
Don't worry about sounding a bit brash, I do apologize though if the person's comment upset you too much ( I was debating whether I should even mention the comment but figured you guys deserved to know why I was going to take a break) D:
I'm really quite ecstatic that you feel so strongly on the matter and are still willing to support this story!!! :'D

Ah, I'm so glad that you enjoy the art!! ;A;
I know it's very...er...evolving(?) and so I'm relived to hear that you are still able to like it :3

I won't drop it don't worry!! XD
I'm just going to let myself calm down before I ruin the story by freaking out about everything ;_;
Thank you so much for your support!!!
<3<3<3

Posted at July 15th, 2012, 10:31 pm

Crimson Chains
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@airatainted: Yep, I do think criticism is something very good and I do think they had some points I need to address but I wish they had put it in more amiable terms! XD
Ah, I think they were upset over something much larger than this story and reading this comic was the straw that broke the camels back or something >_>;
Thank you so much!!! >///<
I know I didn't do anything particularly bad but it still kind of hurts when they are so harsh about it and it really made my belief in my story and myself waiver (I know it shouldn't but I'm just bad at doing the whole "water off a duck's back" thing ._.;; I'll have to practice that more! XD)
Really?! O_O
my comic gives you confidence!? :O
That makes me so happy to hear you have no idea!!! ;A;
It's always wonderful to hear that somehow this strange story has managed to influence someone even the slightest bit!! >w<

You have a very good point! :D
I'll try and have more confidence in what I have created and work hard for the people who look forward to pages! >:D

Ahahaha XD
I dunno why but I have always had VERY little confidence in myself...so this is actually a good experience for me because I really want to continue this story...
and for that I'll have to develop some confidence! >:O
Thank you so very much for your input and your faith!!
<3<3<3

Posted at July 15th, 2012, 10:41 pm

Crimson Chains
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@Lolychan: I like your points :3
I was actually kind of worried about the whole religious aspect after what they said...
I was very concerned that maybe I had offended those who are christian or catholic and their beliefs!! O_O
That would have been VERY bad D:
I'm therefore overjoyed to hear that even though you are a christian you are still able to enjoy this story!! :'D

I'm very happy that you like the art and that you are still planning to read this story!! >///<
after reading all the wonderful comments on this page I really have been thoroughly cheered up!! :DD
Thank you so very much for continuing to believe in this story!!
<3<3<3

Posted at July 15th, 2012, 10:46 pm

Crimson Chains
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@Cynxcity: Yes, those were the points that concerned me the most because they are really quite true!! D:
Taisuke was never meant to be a saint, but I didn't expect his character to every be interpreted so negatively!! O_O
lol, yep! XD
Reiji's going to a very useful tool to help change Taisuke! >:D
Loooots of plans for Reiji :3
originally the character development was going to be very slow...but I think I'll speed it up, there's really not much point in delaying Taisuke becoming a better person :D

Hiro is going to grow more of a backbone...but it will still be very jelly like for awhile >_>
yep! XD
Reiji is also going to help with this development!! :D
He's gonna be my character-development bitch! >:O

Don't worry, those minor changes will occur! :D
it'll just take some time >_>;;
especially considering that uploading only 6 pages a week it could possibly take a few months....
._.;
I'm glad that you are still going to read this story!!! :'D
I'll definitely make it worth your while!! >:O
<3<3<3

Posted at July 15th, 2012, 10:52 pm

Crimson Chains
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@KiyaChan: Un, that really concerned me...
I didn't think it was a big deal at first that Taisuke really wasn't all that angel-like, but when they brought that up I began to wonder if if it really was a major flaw that I had overlooked as an amateur writer! O_O;;
I'm relived to hear that it really isn't and that I can at least stop worrying about that aspect! :'D
Lawl, Taisuke will be knocked down quite a few pegs by Reiji!! XD
So that's something to look forward to! :O

New angel will take Hiro under his wing (pun FULLY intended :3) so it'll be interesting to see how he's going to react to being around someone besides Taisuke :D

Ah, I know I shouldn't freak out so much about what that person said!! D:
But it really got to me because so many things seemed to be true and I couldn't believe how many mistakes I had already made in this story ;_;
But yeah...in the end I'm the writer and whatever I say goes! XD

I'll definitely keep that in mind, thank you so much for your offer!! >///<
I may take you up on that :3
Thank you so much for your understanding!!
<3<3<3

Posted at July 15th, 2012, 10:59 pm

Crimson Chains
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@hikari2358: Good point! :D
it really wouldn't do Taisuke any good as a character if he was perfect :3
I'm just worried that I may have made him TOO flawed to the point where he isn't very likable D:

Ahahaha, I think I remember that a user once commented that Hiro was acting like a teenage girl with her first crush and that it was adorable! XD
I'm hoping that is the most common opinion of him >_>;;
Hiro's reactions really are based off of some very girly-naive-first-crush kinds of feelings :3

Hiro will get a say! :D
But I'm still deciding how he should answer at the moment >_>;;

thank you so much!! >///<
I always worry about the art...and looking back I'm quite horrified by how bad it was! D:
but it's getting better and I hope it will keep improving :3
ah...I wouldn't have so much faith about my stories!! XD
it's all rather cliche to me, but I'm very happy that you think the story is good!! :'D
It won't end anytime soon so do not fear that right now!! >w<

Yeah...I know i can't please everyone it's just rather shocking when someone is so vocal about their dislike for your story D:
Awwww, I really don't deserve your love but I'm so happy that you have such faith in this story!! ;A;
yep, there are amazing people like you who support this story so I'll never give up, but I'll still need to take a little break ._.;;

Thank you so much for your offer!!! :D
I'm going to think about the story for awhile and if I need a second opinion I'll definitely keep you in mind!! :3
I'll do my best to get back on me feet soon!! >:3
<3<3<3

Posted at July 15th, 2012, 11:10 pm

Crimson Chains
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@WarriorNun: Ah, thank you so very much!!! >///<
I'm so happy that somehow the stories have managed to inspire you even just a little bit!! :'D

That's great! :DD
I look forward to when you feel that out have figured things out enough to start posting!! >w<

Indeed, it really wasn't very constructive hahaha....
I'm very interested that you feel so strongly about this!!! O_O
I guess the comment really was quite harsh (at least to me, felt like a knife man ;_;) but I didn't know you fans would feel so strongly about it as well!!
I'm so touched that you all feel the comment was mean and unnecessarily cruel ;A;

It is true that the only way we can improve is by making mistakes and that, while I acknowledge there are many flaws in this story, they did not properly address them in a civil way >:I

Does that mean I now count amongst the ranks of your friends? :DDDDD
I'm overjoyed that you feel close enough to me to threaten the torture of a heinous movie marathon to those who are so harsh!!! >///<

lol, there's gonna be some serious tension between Reiji and Taisuke!! XD
I don't think there will be blood, but there will be murderous glares at least >:3

Thank you so much for your unwavering support!!!
<3<3<3

Posted at July 15th, 2012, 11:20 pm

Crimson Chains
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@JadeDrawerOnyx: I'm happy that you are still very supportive of this story even after reading that comment!! :D
I was very concerned I would lose fans by pointing out that comment because I really thought they were right...
But so far no ones left so I'm incredibly relived!! XD
ah, yeah, the character analysis shook my the most because I think they have a good point there ._.;;
But I'll just try and make sure we see some serious character development over the course of the story! :3
Thank you so very much for your kind words!! ;A;
I do have faith in my stories...it's just easily shaken! >_>;;
I'll try and fix that about myself ._.;
After hearing such assuring words from you and the other fans I'll try and make this hiatus as quick as possible and get right back to updating!!! >:D
Thank you so much for having such confidence in my stories and being willing to wait for me to get my shit together!! XD
<3<3<3

Posted at July 15th, 2012, 11:26 pm

Crimson Chains
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@snow crystal: I'm sorry that I scared you with this announcement!! O_O;;
Yeah, I did very briefly consider taking this story down but then I remembered that there were tons of wonderful fans like you waiting for the pages!!! >:O
And then I knew there was no way in hell that I could give up on this story!! >:I
So yep, just a month long break, maybe even shorter depending on how much I can work out until I feel confident in what I have planned! :D
I'm so glad that you still love this story!! ;A;

There is a pretty intense feeling of solidarity on this page, yep! :'D
I didn't dare think so many people would actual like this story enough to stick up for it!! ;_;
I'm truly blessed to have amazing people like you guys for fans!! >///<

Wow, that sounds like a really good book!! :D
And I'm very flattered that you can still enjoy this story even when you've read such an amazing book that has a similar premise *A*
Ah, I'm very happy that you have interpreted Taisuke and Hiro's flawed characters and relationship as being more alive rather than just bad :'3
Mistakes do make a character better...I'm just very worried that Hiro and Taisuke have too many flaws, and have made to many mistakes ;_;
But I'm relived you just like them how they are :D
I'm really so amazed that you can like this story and its characters so much!! >w<

It's ok! XD
Long comments are cool and I am absolutely loving how passionate you guys are right now :D

Ah, that is a sad story! D:
It's too bad that she felt she had to stop just because someone said something that I'm sure was hurtful and unnecessary ;_;
I guess I have no right to judge though! XD
I was very nearly in the same boat O_O;
But I'm happy to hear that you managed to convince her to come back :3
Yeah...negative comments just sting so much no matter how many people are leaving good comments...it's troublesome but they just hurt so much >_<;;
I'll try and not let myself become so easily shaken! XD
also, You posted a story? :O
If you want would you give me the link to it? :3

Yeah, even if their comment was harsh they still had some very valid points so I want to just take a step back for awhile and contemplate what direction i want this story to go and and what pace the goals should be achieved :3
Nope, as I mentioned before i have firmly decided to NEVER give up on this story while there's even a single person who enjoys reading it! >:O
it may sound strange...but somehow it feels like this story isn't mine anymore.
Like it belongs to every fan who reads it as well as me, and so I really have no right to just end things because I feel inadequate! >:I
gotta keep moving forward no matter what's happened, and if I make a mistake I'll just have to apologize and make up for it later...but I will never give up on this story :D

Haha, who knew that drawing comics could actually give me a life lesson? XD
But it has, yep, I'll try and make myself feel more secure about my decisions and keep going! >:D
Ah, all your comments mean so much to me and when I thought about quitting I seriously thought of all the fans who had commented, including you of course, and thought "What would they say if I just quit...?"
and the immediate answer was "They would be disappointed"
That settled it, I may have felt sad that a person was harsh with my story, but I sure as HELL wasn't going to let you guys down just because I was being an idiot! >:I

Reiji is so calm while giving a tour of his luxurious house! XD
It's making Taisuke very irritated :3
Ah, i have no confidence in drawing furniture/scenery so I'm very glad you think it was drawn well!! :'D
Thank you for believing in me so strongly!! ;A;
<3<3<3

Posted at July 15th, 2012, 11:59 pm

Crimson Chains
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@KuroRiya: I'm very surprised that i have gotten so many long comments!! O_O
I didn't dare to think that i had so many fans that would feel strongly enough about the story to stick up for it! ;_;
I'm more than happy to receive your long comment as well!! XD
Yeah, it seems their standards really were rather high for what is usually expected of a webcomic...
I dunno if they even have an account, but yeah...no talking to them because no idea who that person could be :P
I'm very happy to have found smackjeeves because it really is a great place to start when you're new with the comic making process like I am! :D

I'm absolutely overjoyed that you feel my comics are off to a good start!! ;A;
I know they all have strange quirks but yeah, this place is awesome to practice and I have learned so much just by being here!! >w<
Hmmm, it does seem like that person went in looking for mistakes, just because they said that they already knew they would not like the story from the banner...
but eh...some of the things they said were true so I'll try and fix those :3

Un, that was a very interesting part of their argument that had me worried for a bit ._.;;
I had never considered that just because Taisuke is an angel he should behave as such...but most people are in agreement with you that in a story the stereotypes of an angel's behavior really shouldn't apply :3
so the point is moot now! XD

Hiro's personality is troubling me a bit...it's not a big thing but I'm seriously trying to figure out what the best way for him to show some backbone quickly is! XD
I'm not so concerned with his mindless love, as that cannot be helped at this point in the story >_>;
But I do want to try and make both Hiro and Taisuke show some character development in the near future ._.;

Thank you for understanding! :D
I know this hiatus might seem a bit like I'm overreacting to the comment....but I do think I need a break to plan things out properly..
(unlike One Rainy Day I don't really have that much planned, as in with a goal/objective in mind, for Fallen ._.;;)
I have gained so much confidence from all these wonderful comments that I scarcely think I shall ever fall from my pedestal now, lol! XD
I really appreciate your patience with me and your affection for this story and it's characters!! >///<
Love ya' too! :3
<3<3<3

Posted at July 16th, 2012, 12:17 am

Crimson Chains
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@PoynterJones: Yeah, there are really quite a lot of strong arguments and I'm actually very pleasantly surprised to see that they are all supporting me! ;A;

Ahahaha, I guess they totally were!! XD
I always take things too seriously...gotta learn to calm down when i read such things >_>;
They really didn't say how I could improve on those things...but they still had some good points so I'm going to figure out how to fix them during this time :3
Yeah, they seemed surprisingly angry and very offended by my story...
Probably just being mean on purpose to try and get a rise out of me! XD
Though in a way I guess they were successful ._.;

Thank you so very much!! >w<
I know my art hasn't always been good, and I know it could still use a lot of improvement but I am very happy that you still really like it! :'D
Yeah, cliche stories at this point are almost inevitable! XD
I'm very relieved that the cast and structure is actually enjoyable (I seriously worry about this story, more than my other two, because it tends to be fluff half the time and not really plot >_>;;)

Ah, it really did look like they went out of their way to attack the story on a very strange level for supposedly not wanting to read it in the first place! O_O;
I'm glad that you think that most of the flaws were blown out of proportion!! ;A;
I think they did have some points...but that they were not quite as bad as they made them sound! >_<;
But I was still very worried that perhaps many of my fans thought the same way that they did and just didn't want to say it aloud! O_O
after this my fears have been assuaged
:3

Thank you! >///<
I'll try and have more faith in both my storytelling and art!! :'3

Ahahaha, I'll definitely try and get better at just letting comments like that not affect me so much :D

I'm a bit ashamed of myself now, letting a comment like that get the better of me! >_<;;
Because I know that there are so many people who believe in me and have left beautiful comments of love and faith TT^TT
Part of it is that I'm a VERY paranoid person ._.; (seriously, I'm one of those people who's afraid that no one really likes them and only hangs around them because they feel sorry for them! XD)

yeah it's hard to deal with, but I'll really try and not let it change the story too much!! :3

I'm happy that you are enjoying both stories, and I promise I'll get both of them up and running as soon as possible! >:D

Yeah, many yaois do tend to be porn, and I guess that this story does have more structure than porn so that's good! XD
Partially though just because I'm procrastinating in getting to any pervy scenes >_>;;

I am considering that and I'm very happy that you think my writing skills are not bad and I'll try and strengthen myself so that I don't let future comments like theirs won't affect me! :D

Well, I'm still going to take the month off to thin about any changes I might make, but whatever they are they won't be a momentous change is characters or anything :3
You really have been with me for such a long time! XD
Seen all the things that have gone right and gone wrong :3
It really does mean a lot to hear that you think my comics do not qualify as "crap"!! :'D

Lawl, I'm an overly sensitive person is what I am! XD
I'm feeling very much better and very much more assured of my abilities after these comments :D
I'll try not to make you worry so much in the future!! >_<;;

Yup, I don't think I would have been nearly as upset if they had been a little more civil about it...
But in the end I guess it was just a bitter comment! XD

Cliche as it might seem to you I still greatly appreciate the gesture and I'll make sure that I continue to update my stories and continue to keep improving!! >:D

Thank you for your love!! >///<
I love ya' too :'3
I'll keep my head held high from here on out!! XD
Thank you so much for your support of not just this story but me as well!
<3<3<3

Posted at July 16th, 2012, 12:53 am

Crimson Chains
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@Random Commentor: Ah, that's happened to me before as well! O_O
of course the messages were much shorter than what you have typed so I COMPLETELY feel the love and determination from you comment!! ;A;

I suppose you are very right about that! O_O
Now that I think about it they did seem to be critiquing as if they knew a lot, but there really is no evidence to back it up...
but eh...I think a lot of critics also don't really know the actual trade of the profession they are critiquing work from >_>;;
yeah...this person was awfully snarky though!! XD

Thank you so much!!!! ;A;
Ah, that's really cool that you make comics for your career!!! :D
I cheat a little in the comic making process because everything I do is digital >_>;;
But I'm so happy to hear that I have managed to earn your respect with my efforts at creating a manga!! >w<
I really am dedicated to my stories...almost too much I think considering how much that comment hurt me ;_; <---needs a life outside of drawing manga

Good point!!! O_O
I was very upset by their diagnosis ;A;
But I never really bothered to properly look up stockholm syndrome so I completely forgot that the fact Taisuke wasn't the one imprisoning Hiro which does make a difference! :O
Thank you for helping me realize that!! :'DD

Yeah, it's true that the only thing that is truly imprisoning Hiro at that point is the way that the Angelic society views him, but not actually Taisuke himself :3
Hiro does at this point have more freedom than someone with Stockholm syndrome would have >_>

Hmmm
I have an issue with Taisuke's personality right now...
But not for the exact reason they do ._.;
I do think Taisuke is a bit of a dick right now but they act like he's going to be like that forever! D:
I do think that it's good he's started off this way, because there will be character development...but I gotta speed it up a bit! XD

Ah, yeah, that was one of the faults they pointed out that I didn't quite agree with! :3
I thought Taisuke's reaction was perfectly natural...that he had every right to outraged with how she had acted >_>
even if someone acted that way to just a friend, not even love interest, of mine I would chew their head off for being rude and harsh! D:<
I'm very relieved to find that I am not the only one who finds that scene reasonable and within acceptable boundaries of outrage :D


That's a good point as well! :DD
I was more worried about Hiro's reaction once they pointed it out...
but you were able to explain the situation very well!! >w<
Hiro really wouldn't feel all that sympathy toward Haruko...I certainly wouldn't if someone had made assumptions about me because of my race >:I

It's very true that in all honesty even though Ryo is a demon like Hiro there really isn't much of a reason for Hiro to even WANT to go back to hell at this point. :/
A big reason for not wanting to go is Taisuke...but in all honesty he had no reason to trust Ryo at that point >:I
I think that's a very good allusion that you have given :3

Yeah, I know that Hiro doesn't actually look like a demon but the angels can definitely tell he is a demon! :D
Part of it is a kind of just "feeling" they get from him >_>
But the other part is that Hiro lacks wings, and all angels, no matter how young, have wings of some sort so the lack of wings that Hiro has is a tell tale sign to them :3

Lawl, yep, that got explained but they were determined not to read a page past 100! XD

Thank you for your support and faith! ;A;
ahah, I can't really say if I'm truly worthy of such praise like "wonderful individual" but I'm so happy that you think so!! :'D
I really do love my fans, and I'm glad that this seems to show through because I truly cannot properly express in words how grateful I am to have people like you read this story! >///<

yeah...what that person posted can't really be called a proper critique given that it was completely focused only on things they found to be distasteful to them >_>;;
I really shouldn't have gotten so upset over it, sorry!! >_<;;
I found their dig at my banner very insulting! >:I
I know it isn't fantastic but I don't think it's nearly as bad as they made it sound either! D:<

Lawl, it is very strange how they thought that they would just read it for 100 pages if they knew from the get go that they wouldn't like it! XD
i've never really dealt with trolls before..<---doesn't exist on the forum really ._.;
Guess I better learn from this experience! >:O

I will do my best to not let the comic stray and that's why I'm going to step away for a bit so I can truly let any bitterness I have toward my comic due to that comment fade away :3

Ah...really...I don't know what I ever did to deserve such amazing fans like you guys!!! QAQ
Thank you so much for understanding this story so well and for your very kind and reassuring words!!!
<3<3<3

Posted at July 16th, 2012, 1:40 am

Crimson Chains
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@redleaveshavefallen: I'm so happy that you like this story even though there really are some horrible points!! >///<
Yeah, I'm just going to take some time to think about it! XD
i really don't feel very happy with it right now but I also think I'm overreacting a bit so I need some time to cool off so I can address the issues properly :3
i doubt I'll ever really be satisfied but I'll make this the best it can be! XD
Thank you so much for understanding and supporting this story!!
<3<3<3

Posted at July 16th, 2012, 11:04 pm

Crimson Chains
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@FallenHanari: Yeah, the flaws of Taisuke and Hiro really can't be denied! XD
But I'm very happy that you don't find the flaws particularly offensive! :D
I'm also incredibly glad that you are able to enjoy this story so much!! >///<
Yup! :D
New Angel is gonna play a HUGE role in future character and plot development!! >w<

I was pretty concerned that they seemed to think that Taisuke being quite the opposite of an angel was a pretty big problem! D:
I was worried that maybe I had offended people of faith...
But I'm awfully pleased to hear that most people, such as yourself, really don't have an issue with it and actually think that Taisuke being far from perfect makes him a good character because he can develop! :D
This really as a relief, I'm so happy that even though you were raised Catholic this story is not offensive in this regard ;_;

Ah, that was the point where I felt most strongly that they had misinterpreted >_>
Like you I do believe that Taisuke was justified in that instance >:I
I know that I would have reacted the same way he did.
I'm overjoyed to hear that you also feel these actions seemed to have a sound reason behind them!! :'D

lol, that's ok! XD
I'm very surprised that so many people, including yourself, felt strongly enough about this issue to leave such long and heartwarming comments!! ;A;
I am truly a blessed person!!! >///<
Wah!! O///A///O
I feel even more flattered that you decided to leave your first comments here and in an attempt to cheer me up!!! TT^TT
Yes, there are indeed so many wonderful people who both have and do not have accounts but either way still support this story!! :D
I'll try and have a bit more confidence in myself!! X3
Yeah, I'm still going to take that break, But I promise I will return as soon as I can!! >:O
Ahahaha...I think I may have overreacted too much to what they said! ._.;;
Really, I feel a bit foolish letting them get to me like that...but they did, and in the end maybe it's a good thing because they did make some points I want to address...
In the future, though, I'll try and have more faith in my work! >w<

I already do, thank you so much!!! :'D
I'm extremely grateful that you care so much for this story as well as my well being!
<3<3<3

Posted at July 16th, 2012, 11:51 pm

Crimson Chains
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@Hatsuharu fangirl: Yes, I read your comment on page 100 and I'm very relieved that you feel this story is good enough to try and defend!! ;A;

Ah, yep, I am actually extremely surprised and unbelievably happy that so many people actually feel so strongly about this story!!!! TT^TT
Really, I had no idea exactly how fortunate I was until I read all these wonderful comments from devoted people such as yourself! :'D
Eheh, I feel quite foolish making such a huge deal about that comment now that I see so much love and support on this page >///<
I'll try and have more faith in myself and my stories! >:D
because truly...all these amazing people cannot be wrong...
;_;
Ah, i was actually very concerned about the angel bit when they brought it up!!! O_O;;
I was terrified that I had inadvertently insulted the religion of others....I'm so relieved that this does not appear to be the case as you have said!! :'D
Thank you so much for your support and words of kindness and support!!
<3<3<3

Posted at July 16th, 2012, 11:59 pm

Crimson Chains
Posted by Crimson Chains
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@richan222: So many long comments indeed!! O_O
I am truly surprised and elated that so many people feel strongly enough about this comic to leave such wonderful comments!! ;A;
Ah, thank you so much!! >///<
Really, what i do isn't all that impressive, but I'm so happy to hear that I seem to have earned your respect!! :'D
I guess you're right about the feelings things!! XD
Wether positive or negative if I'm at least inspiring some kind of feeling I'm doing at least a little ok! :3
Taisuke will become a less disagreeable over time, so I think everything really will work out once the story has gotten further! >w<
Ah yeah...trying to walk the thin line between trying to make the story the best it can be by taking in others opinions (that person did have a point, no matter how mean the comment was ._.;) and also trying to keep the story true to my original vision >_>;;
It's a very strange line to try and navigate but in the end I'm sure the result will be at least decent :3
Thank yo so much for understanding!! >///<
And I'm so happy to hear that you are going to continue to support both this story and my other stories as well!!! :'D
<3<3<3

Posted at July 19th, 2012, 12:20 am

Crimson Chains
Posted by Crimson Chains
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@Shadowstalker: Thank you so much!! ;A;
I really do need to get a thicker skin when it comes to critics!! XD
But they did raise some valid points so I gotta address them somehow ._.;
But yeah, nothing worth my freak out, sorry about that!! >_>;
Yeah, I feel so loved by you all!! >///<
I feel much more confident about all my comics and I'm so happy to hear that you really do enjoy them all!! :'D
Ah...yup, I have a hyper drive due to a lack of life...but I'm very glad that this lack of life can be put toward something useful like keeping these stories going! >w<
I'm really grateful that you and everyone else likes this story enough to try and encourage me and cheer me up, really...just...thank you!! ;A;

I'm amazed that you can even enjoy the flaws in my work, and that you think they can make the stories even better! TT^TT
I'll try to look at my work in a more positive light and look at criticism more objectively so I can fix my stories without panicking so much! XD
I totally got the message you were trying to communicate!! and I'm so happy that you feel this way about my work!! :'DDD
I'll make sure that when I start posting pages again they truly will be the best they can be so as to be worthy of your patience!!
<3<3<3

Posted at July 19th, 2012, 12:45 am

Crimson Chains
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@Yaoi<3A7X<3Lover: Thank you very much!! XD
I know my art can stand a lot of improvement, especially backgrounds, but I'm very happy to hear that you still find it amazing!! >///<
I'll be back soon so don't worry too much, than you for all your support!!
<3<3<3

Posted at July 19th, 2012, 12:48 am

Crimson Chains
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@ff_gurl: It does mean a lot to me to hear that you enjoy my stories so much!! >///<
I know I shouldn't let one person get to me when I have so many wonderful people like you supporting me, but I have to take a small break to think things out >_>;
I'm so grateful that you'll continue to "stalk" me even when things are a bit screwy right now!! :DDDD

Oh wow, lawl, well I'll definitely not give up on drawing then! O_O;
But yeah, I'm a little depressed right now but I'll get over it! >_<;
Thank you very much for your continued support and belief in my stories!!
<3<3<3

Posted at July 20th, 2012, 12:30 am

Crimson Chains
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@LupusArktos: Ah, don't worry it's not dead!! XD
I'm just taking a little break, but I'll have new pages up this saturday if all goes well :3
I'm so happy that you like this comic so much!! >///<
Thank you for all your support!!
<3<3<3

Posted at August 2nd, 2012, 9:52 am

Crimson Chains
Posted by Crimson Chains
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@Stef: Oh wow, thank you so much!!! >///<
I'm so incredibly happy that you like this story!! :'D
Yeah, that comment hurt my feelings and ego pretty badly...but I've recovered so yep, I think there will be more pages soon!!! XD
I'm so happy that you think it is beautiful and intriguing!! O///O
Really, just thank you for sticking with this comic even though I know it is very flawed! ;A;
I truly appreciate your support and words of encouragement!!
<3<3<3

Posted at August 2nd, 2012, 11:53 pm

Reader's Comments:

wow someone is getting mad

and i love this story so i will wait for a month but i want to say i love reading you story it great and ill keep loving it inll no end so cant wait for more sometime next month

Posted at July 15th, 2012, 1:46 pm

TomorrowToday
Posted by TomorrowToday
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Y'know...I probably shouldn't have done what I did but did anyway... *read that comment*

But that person just sounded like a downright DICK and I, personally, think they've got issues. 'cause there is a 'rule' on the internet called, 'Don't like, don't read'. There's a back button for a reason.
Also, who even bothers to measure while reading a comic just for the enjoyment of the plot and art style? So what if some things are a little off? As long as it looks appealing to the eye that's all that should matter.
*breathes in and out slowly*
Okay...I know I sounded brash or a little rude but that's just how I feel on the matter.

I love the art, the toning and everything. I don't bother with how the proportions are as long as the people stay about the same height every time.

I just hope you don't drop the comic entirely OR drawing in general.

Posted at July 15th, 2012, 1:58 pm

Lolychan
Posted by Lolychan
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I agree with Tomorow. That person has some issues.

*Gansta Bitch Barbie gives me the microphone nd I stand up*

There are several things I would like to say to that person:

1) Don't read if you don't like.

2) If you LOVE YOUR BL MANGA TO BE PERFECT... WHY DON'T YOU WRITE WHATEVER THE F@#K You want instead of criticizing people very hurtfully.

3) When you write a manga, is your opinion, so if you want to use characters from like the Bible and everything, then use them.

4) Also, if you are SO CONCERNED about the biblical implications, THEN DONT' READ, DON'T TAKE IT PERSONALLY AND ITS A MANGA FOR FUN!! WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU!!

5) Get a life and don't patronize people because NO ONE MADE YOU THE FRICKING DICTATOR OF HOW BL MANGA is supposed to be written.

6) Talking about Taisuke, being narcicistic, LOOK IN THE MIRROR! You must be o-so-perfect then!GET REAL!!

7) I believe in God too and I also believe that you will find no passage in the Bible that says: YOU CAN'T WRITE BL MANGA USING ANGELS, AND OTHER BIBLICAL CHARACTERS.

8) And, if you read the Bible more, you will also find that it says NOT TO JUDGE OTHERS IF YOU DON'T WANT THEM TO JUDGE YOU!!

9)And finally...... If you are an EXTREMIST RELIGIOUS PERSON TO THE POINT OF UTTER RIDICULOUS AND HYPOCRITICAL SINCE YOU DON'T FOLLOW YOUR OWN ADVICE BUT LOVE TO GIVE TO OTHER PEOPLE!!

Then DON'T READ IF YOU KNOW YOU WON'T LIKE IT! EVERYONE IS ENTITLED TO THEIR OPINION!!

Me? I'm a christian too.

I'm reading it and enjoying every moment. Because I don't judge, I accept all because we all have our defects, which makes us HUMANS!!

And about JUDGMENT... ITS GOD'S decision on what will be done. NOT YOURS!!

Also, I don't take it personally, GOD gave us an incredible mind to use it to express yourselves in art, literature, etc.

So before you give anymore HURTFUL CRITICISM OR ADVICE... READ THE BIBLE YOURSELF!!


*Relaxes and sits down* That is my counterexample for your incomplete, empty, hypocritical, and narcissistic debate; "SIR OR MADAM"!


DON'T BELIEVE A WORD THAT JERK SAID CRIMSOM!!

All lies!!!

Your art is wonderful and I love everything about it!! :3

So please, cheer up!!

You have talent, and DONT EVER LET ANYONE TELL YOU OTHERWISE!! :)

Posted at July 15th, 2012, 2:21 pm

Cynxcity
Posted by Cynxcity
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Technically.. I agree with some of what that person said, albeit in a nicer way.

Taisuke is a dick. He's possessive and a hypocrite. Does that make him a bad character? Not necessarily, no. It just means that someone is going to have to knock him off his high horse and make him face the music. (preferably this new angel since he seems to have such an interest in Hiro as it is)

And Hiro.. well, perhaps I'm just not picky, but he's a decent enough character. I do agree that he needs a bit more of a backbone instead of clinging to Taisuke all the time (again: utilize this new angel! Maybe have Hiro befriend someone OTHER than Taisuke for once).


But those things aside, your story is fine. It doesn't need to be perfect nor does it need to be realistic. I'd love to see those minor changes that I mentioned happen.. but again, it's your story. You're entitled to write it however the heck you please.

Posted at July 15th, 2012, 2:39 pm

KiyaChan
Posted by KiyaChan
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Sure the person brought up a few good points. What they need to realize (this is referring to the bible part) is that this is a story first off. People can make angels however in the hell they want. When it comes to Taisuke I agree with Cynxcity, he really needs to be knocked off his high horse; also hopefully by this new angel XD

As for Hiro, yes he needs to kind of get away from Taisuke for a bit. Also, this new angel could help out a lot. You can use this new angel to your advantage with the whole story.

Other then that, your story is good. You can write it how you want, make the characters how you want. Doesn't really matter. When I get reviews like that I take things into consideration thank them for their input then do what I want *shrugs* but I can completely understand why that person got to you.

If you need an assistant writer I am so willing to help! I am great with plot lines and could help if you like. It is just an offer ^^

Posted at July 15th, 2012, 3:42 pm

hikari2358
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Please read all of these comments, including mine

I don't normally comment, but I read that person's comment and I feel like I need to voice my opinion.

First of all, despite the fact that Taisuke is indeed an angel, this is a story meant for entertainment, and therefore I feel it is perfectly okay for Taisuke not to be perfect. If he was perfect, the story would not be anywhere near as good, and everyone knows it too. So I personally like his human-like flaws and qualities. It also makes him more relatable.

As for Hiro, everyone likes an innocent character. He is clearly going through a time in his life where he doesn't know what his crush thinks of him, and spends time pondering that. If anyone has ever had a crush before, I'm sure they have gone through a stage similar to what Hiro is going through. He is somewhat of an air-head, but like I said before, those human-like flaws are what make stories interesting. Besides, if he had made his own decisions in the beginning, he would have chosen the same thing - to live with Taisuke. It makes sense.

I do feel like Hiro should have some say as to whether or not he wants to live with this new angel, however I think he'll want to stay with Taisuke rather than go live in a stranger's house, even if this stranger is a beautiful archangel.

As for the art style, I think you do very well. In fact, how many of these fans that you have, and even including that asshole who made that rude-ass comment on page 100, can draw like you do? I doubt very many of them can. It's definatly not fair to you that this person make a comment such as they did, comparing you to so many other artists. Every mind is different. Every drawing style, and plot is completely different. We can not expect you to become someone else just to please this person. Your art is amazing and so is your story. I can tell you that, personally, I would have never thought of something like this. It's a wonderful story and I look forward to reading the rest of it. I also dread when it ends.

You obviously can't please everyone, and this was solely one person who made that comment. Look at how many fans you have. These people, including me, are all willing to see this story through, however many turns you make the story take. We all love you and want you to continue. Maybe you should remember that comment in the back of your head, but don't let it interfere with your amazing plot structure and art design.

We all love you and will wait for you, however long you take.

EDIT: And if you need any help with plot structure, I am offering my services. I can show you my stories if you don't believe that I can write, but I am willing to help if you need it!! <3 <3 <3

Posted at July 15th, 2012, 3:45 pm

WarriorNun
Posted by WarriorNun
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C.C. I've been following two of your stories (but I have yet to read the third one) and so far, I have seen nothing but AWESOME. It's writers/artists like you that inspired me to plan out my own brand of comics!

Though it might take a while to plan out the story and also think over reasonable update schedules, but I have some ideas that I think I might pull off. That is if I don't be described as the next author of the saga that shall not be named.

All in all, it's good to get constructive critique from time to time. But the way...GAH! I am not gonna say that commenter's name. In fact that person doesn't even DESERVE the title commenter. I'm just gonna call her Doe. For I don't know who she is, if she is indeed biologically female in real life, and...yeah.

Anyways, there are other ways to approach this...but after reading her long-ass "review" I can not help but feel hatred for her on the intensity of our solar system's sun to the fourth power! Sure, there are some flaws that we writers have been forced to face but that is how we improve and give the people what they want: enjoyment and inspiration.

But I swear, if anyone tries to bring down my friends just because it doesn't live up to his or her standards, I will rip their souls out and have then go through a marathon of the most heinous films and stories of all time and place it back in their vessels so that they can vegetate in a psychiatric hospital.

...Wow, that is the longest rant I ever made.

Oh, and also...BRING ON THE COCK-FIGHT! xD

Posted at July 15th, 2012, 6:40 pm

JadeDrawerOnyx
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I just went back and read over that comment. That person seems like a plain jackass. They did have a FEW good points and Ive heard of constructive criticism but that was just plain RUDE. Yes Taisuke is a jerk but that's just a part of his personality. Your story is AMAZING and I would give anything to be as talented as you! Your stories, all of them, are very grasping and emotional and that's what makes me come back for more! I'll be eagerly awaiting your next update! -sob-

Posted at July 15th, 2012, 6:44 pm

That took my smile away

I'm stunned.
I've got so much to say.
Wait a minute, I'll try to say all I wnted to...
...

Okay, here we go.

First and most important thing: I AM SO GLAD YOU SAID YOU'LL ONLY STOP FOR A MONTH AND NOT COMPLETELY!! *sob*
I git a shock when I read that! Mwe! How could you! You scared me there!
... Well, that might actually express how I feel about your comic; if not my other comments already did. I love it and that won't change.

Second: Thank you. You just made me feel like all the commenters on that page were my dear friends, for they all said things I agree with. I love you all...!

Third: That's something I wanted to tell you for a long time, but I didn't because it actually is pretty useless. It's about a book; a great book which I'm always reminded of reading your comic. It's called "In majorem dei gloriam" and I think it only exists in my mother langue, so I thought... why tell you, you won't know it anyway.
BUT. Now I have to.
You know, that book is about a fallen Angel, Sariel, and how he suffers finding his place and love. It's all very difficult for him, and the book is just GREAT - so intense. And Sariel... well, Sariel always envies the humen. Because of their "free minds".
Either one of us has one, because we're human, but I think not only human have those. How is something supposed to work without feelings? Without seeing a SENSE behind one's actions? That's why I like Hiro and taisuke just as they are, brilliantly alive and oblivious. No matter HOW they are; the story is great because they are how they are, and I love your ideas and character design. this story wouldn't be half as good if you made the characters "perfect" - because something can only be perfect if it has mistakes.
It's true, in my opinion. Mistakes make an object loveable.

Oh damn, I didn't want to write as much, since there already are so many comments... but the thoughts keep rushing through my mind.

Oh one last thing I wanted to tell you.
Once I posted one of my stories on a page in the internet. On that page are many other authors, some of them really good. One of the really good ones had posted a few stories already, and was in the middle of telling a great one, again (she really has unbelievable talent!), when one single reader posted a mean and humiliating comment under that story.
Not long after that, she send a message she would quit writing that story.
You can't imagine how shocked we all were!! She was really good, and it was only ONE SINGLE COMMENT, DAMNIT!! And she had so many fans - just like you.

Well, luckily we could get her to come back again after an amount of time, but in the meantime, we were all shocked and confused and neither of us did want her to quit. It was just so shocking, since I didn't think she would react so drastically to a single comment. I thought she would notice it was only one person writing this - and so many fans on the opposite.
It's rather scary to see that one mean comment isn't worth as much as thousands of nice ones. That is sad.

So, that's why I'm awfully relieved you sad you're gonna continue this comic after a little break! And if you personally think there's something wrong with your work, and want to make it better, I can totally understand that. I know the feeling of sitting in front of a story, noticing: Oh... there's something wrong... that doesn't really fit...! But i think all stories are like that because it's just not possible not to forget details over a certain amount of time, or to change views on certain themes. So, if you wanna change something, go ahead and do it.
But don't ever let a single person steal your confidence about your work! You did that for a reason - it is part of you. Don't ever consider letting it go so easily.

That goes for everything in life, not just for that comic.
But for now - I just beg you, don't stop completely! Please remember our comments when you sometime feel discontent or insecure. We mean what we say. And we say it for a reason.
Don't lower the meaning of our support by giving so much on one single comment - or whatever it may be.

I believe in you like we all do - so I hope that month will be over soon! And thanks for all the effort you put into your comics; also, thanks for that page as well, and I like it! It isn't surprising; I expected just something like that from Reiji. And it's drwan beautifully! Also, I just love the athmosphee between Reiji and Taisuke! I was about to laugh - until I read you comment.

Feel mentally hugged!!

Posted at July 15th, 2012, 8:28 pm

KuroRiya
Posted by KuroRiya
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It seems you're getting a whole bunch of long comments, so I guess I'll add another one! I won't try to convince you not to go on hiatus, but I hope I can at least cheer you up a bit.
As everyone else is saying, that person had no right to say those things, and it was cowardly for them not to log in to comment. If they had, I would have given them a stern talking-to about internet, no, LIFE ethics. It wasn't their place to criticize your work so harshly. If they wanted professional-grade manga, they should have read a professionally made manga. The whole reason people post on here is because they are generally inexperienced and not quite up to professional standard, but this is a great place to start.
I read ALL of your comics, and there is a reason for this. I don't think your work is sub-par. I think it is original, and well done. You may not be ready to publish officially, but you are well on your way, and what better way to practice thank this? SmackJeeves is supposed to be about getting a start, and getting CONSTRUCTIVE criticism, the kind that makes you want to improve, not quit. Nobody, and I mean nobody starts out perfect. Sure, there are errors occasionally, but it isn't anything that can't be overlooked. If that person is really noticing that many mistakes, then they clearly went into this EXPECTING to find errors, even searching for them.
As far as the whole "heaven and angels, and how they should behave" thing, I don't think it is fair for them to tell you what can and can't be done. Have they ever been to heaven? Have they met angels? Who's to say what they would be like? Sure, Taisuke is a selfish ass, but that is his personality. Not all angels can be perfect, and nice, and full of sugar. If they were, this wouldn't be a very interesting story, now would it?
As for Hiro, yes, he is rather mindlessly in love with Taisuke. But what else could you expect? Taisuke is the only kindness he's ever known, the only real friend he's ever had. It isn't surprising that he developed affection for him. And he's been locked up his whole life, so how could he be anything but unsure? He's never had a chance to make decisions for himself, so of course he would look to Taisuke for help.
Your art is ever improving, as well as your story, and I always look forward to reading your updates. While I wish that it wasn't so, and I strongly disagree with that person, I just want you to know that I understand your decision. Sometimes you just have to step back and take a look at what you've done. I just hope that in the end, you can be proud of your work, because it is wonderful, much better than I, and most likely that person, could ever do. Take your time, and I look forward to seeing what you will do with Fallen!
Love Always, KuroRiya!

Posted at July 15th, 2012, 8:42 pm

PoynterJones
Posted by PoynterJones
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Okay, so I think everyone else has pretty much jumped in before me on saying everything that I would have said.

That person was flaming you.
They were NOT giving you constructive criticism in the slightest, never once actually giving you any pointers on how to improve.
If you want my honest opinion, it really seemed as though that person was being an arsehole on purpose...

I just want you to know a couple of things:
Your artwork is brilliant.
I'm not just saying that, it truly is.
The story, even if it may be a little cliché (But at the end of the day, what isn't?), is still very well structured and is holding its own.. You've got yourself an array of characters with different personalities and they're all fitting for the story.

That person was actually, physically going through the story and picking on every little last thing... Most of which were blown completely out of proportion and most of which were completely ridiculous.
I really do not know why they took so much time and effort to write such a long and horrible comment when none of it is true.

I want you to know that I'm not trying to make you feel better by saying this, I'm telling you the truth.
You're an amazing artist and your storytelling skills are better than most.

Please don't let people like that destroy your confidence and put you down like that...

If we, the readers, had a problem with something I'm sure we would voice it..
I know that I would (but in a constructive manner)...
And I know you read all your comments...
Out of all your stories, how many negative comments have you received, weighed against the positive ones? :)

Honestly; I know it's upsetting when something like this happens (I'm a writer myself and I've had plenty of people flaming me in the past), but please don't let it get you down...

Personally, I was very much enjoying both the original and the new version of this story and I don't see anything wrong with it.

I imagine you, yourself have read yaoi stories and you'll know yourself that the majority of it is just porn in manga form... :P
The storylines for most yaoi that I read has less structure in them than this does...
At least you have a decent story and background and it's not constant porn...

Please don't think that there's anything wrong with what you're doing or writing.
Your writing skills are certainly not lacking so please don't doubt yourself.
It makes me sad to think that you're doubting yourself when you make so many people happy with what you're doing..
Please consider that..

All you need to do now is continue this story the way that you were and strive to be the best and get better each day like I've watched you do as I've followed you since you first began posting...
If I thought that you made twisted, shallow and 'crap' comics, I wouldn't still be following you after all this time and commenting every chance I get on the new updates..

I feel really sad now because you seem like such a lovely person and you do have a wonderful talent and I don't want to see you get upset/feel down because of just one idiotic comment. :(

I wouldn't be so mad if they had actually given you constructive criticism but they just flamed...
And that renders their comment invalid.

Just to let you know; I'll be following your work on here forever (Cliché I know)... ^_^;

Much love from me <3
[Keep your chin up, okay? :)]

Posted at July 15th, 2012, 8:55 pm

Now, honey, I'm going to tell you this now. I read over the original comment, wrote a long response/rebuttal comment for you for about forty minutes, found that my tablet had deleted all of my text before I could send it to you, and promptly got onto my laptop to retype the message again. That is exactly how much I want you to hear this and exactly how much I care.

First I should respond with the plain fact of how cowardly the original commentor was to use a GUEST account to send all of this to you. Yes, this seemed extremely hypocritical coming from another guest account, but please hear me out. Shyna used their anonymity to convey a message of not constructive criticism, but of complete disregard of human decency. This asshole (and I shall tell you now that it is not often that I use such language towards another person) hid behind a mask and proceeded to pretend that they were knowledged in the art of comicking. There was no profile to link to, nothing that would back their air of superiority, and no proof that they had any idea what comicking was at all like. By my personal assumption, this 'human being' has no experience in the hardships endured by artists such as yourself.

I, being a professional comicker, am extremely impressed with your efforts. You plot alone, you script alone, you draft alone, you pencil alone, you ink alone, and you tone ALONE. You do all of this on your own, whereas many professional comickers and mangaka, like myself use TEAMS of at least three people to get through this process. You do this all by yourself, and you do this for not just one comic, but for three, while still averaging WELL over one page a week for each story. This is extremely fast, in my experience, and shows just how dedicated you are to your series, which, by itself, makes me give you my utmost respect.

That aside, there are still many issues with that animal's comment. First, they had the idiocy to think that Hiro is suffering from Stockholm Syndrome. This is, obviously, not the case. The angels in general are the ones keeping Hiro prisoner, not Taisuke. There is nothing that Taisuke, as a child or adult, could do to free Hiro, being a lower-level angel, something that he obviously understood. So, to make Hiro's existence more bearable, he tried his hardest to make his friend forget about his misery and depressing conditions as long as he was around. Taisuke ISN'T the one that was locking Hiro up. In fact, he used the first opportunity he had to get him out.

Now there is the premise that Hiro is still a prisoner. This is still not the case. When Hiro accompanied Taisuke to work, he was allowed to fly of is own will AND fly behind the two that were supposed to watch him, not to mention the fact that Taisuke and Aria were distracted by talking to each other and NOT paying attention to what Hiro was doing. Does that really sound like a prisoner? Would you think that policemen would allow those they arrest to drive a separate car behind them and not bat an eye at it? No, they wouldn't, which specifically bunks the idea that Hiro has Stockholm Syndrome.

Additionally, Shyna had an issue with Taisuke's personality, something that gives proof to their inexperience in writing and developing characters. Who on Earth wants to read about some holier-than-thou angel, honestly? Even if his holy personality was downplayed a bit, this would still become the butt of a stupidly-long-standing joke that would grow old and annoy readers (EX: think Brock from Pokemon and his love for/reaction to all women). This is NOT the way to develop a character for a successful comic.

Sexism, as well, in this comic is nearly non-existent. Myself, being a woman that is attracted to other females, found no fault in Taisuke's reaction to his (ex)girlfriend. If I were standing with my love and found someone that I had fooled around with mocking them, yes, I would snap, yes, I would use foul language, and yes, I would be vulgar. It's much like snapping at an ex for dissing your current lover; it's not uncommon. Taisuke's personality and love for Hiro made up for his response 'she wasn't good in bed', also. You're going to try and cheer up your lover, but in this case Taisuke had feelings that he felt were unrequited. He was going to make up a lame and vulgar excuse to make Hiro feel better.

Hiro, on the other hand, had no experience with anyone other than Taisuke in the angelic world. Really? He's supposed to respond 'OMG Taisuke! U need to stop picking on her! GOD!'? Is that even a thing? She had been insulting him not a moment earlier in a pseudo-racism response. That aside, he hadn't lived in the outside world for long, and, it seemed, that everyone responded with screaming at him for simply existing. Taisuke was the only one that was kind to him up until this point, of course he's going to worry about Taisuke being mad or inconvenienced.

Another point that I remember is the fact that Hiro wanted to stay in the angelic world (yes, I know it's really Heaven) whenever another demon came. Yes, Taisuke shouldn't have been the first to respond, but the man had love for Hiro. He didn't want him to leave ever, so of course he would speak up. Hiro responded negatively to Ryo's request because a) the man attacked him and b) he had lived longer in Heaven than in Hell. He had just been a small child whenever he had been sent to Heaven, of course he's going to be attached (for better or worse). Who knows if he had friends or good memories of Hell? Who knows if he remembered really anything about his first home? My own comparison is if someone lives for a few years in England but is moved involuntarily to America whenever they're four. If someone comes back saying that their estranged father is sick and that they have to leave their new friends and home forever, of course they're going to say no.

The last point that I remember is that there was 'no way of knowing that Hiro was a demon'. Personally, I thought that a physical difference was unnecessary. I found refuge in the thought that Hiro had an aura about him that gave him away, this being magical or non-magical. Yes, while it would make sense that the angels would be able to sense magical auras, I also know of everyday ways to tell one type of person from another. Coming from a few different backgrounds and places, I've always been able to tell a tourist from a native; they just seem to have certain mannerisms or an air about them that tell that they are new. Why can the angels not do the same?

Other points, such as why Ryo came in twice without the angels' knowledge, were already explained in the comic and don't need further input from me.

Crimson Chains, you are a wonderful individual that is extremely dedicated to her fans. As soon as that boor Shyna appeared, you took their hate to heart and attempted to better your comic for your readers. Honey, you don't need to do that. Fallen is fine as it is.

Can there be some constructive criticism involved to help you out a bit? Yes. But Shyna is not a critic, a fan, or, from what I have seen, morally allowed to be called a human being. They didn't understand the comic, and passed off their extremely brutish opinions as 'criticism'. This was extremely clear whenever they stooped so low to insult your banner, your layout, and your art.

Everything is fine as it is. Shyna is merely a troll playing at being intelligent. They are obviously a sad individual if they have time to sit down and read comics they do not enjoy for one-hundred pages, and they simply attempted to spread their unhappiness onto you.

Please, don't let Shyna win. Stay true to yourself and your comic.

Your fans are behind you one-hundred percent of the way.

Posted at July 15th, 2012, 9:22 pm

WarriorNun
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@Crimson Chains: :) You're very welcome, C.C. I hope you can see me as a friend as well, even though we never actually met in real life. Besides, the last thing I want is to see my dearest friends get hurt.

Posted at July 16th, 2012, 12:13 am

Your story is incredible. Actually, I love the darkness in your stories, but this story is light and full of hope. But if you believe, as the author, that the story isn't going in the proper direction, then do what you must. A story is like your creation, after all. I hope you become as happy with this story as all your fans are!

Posted at July 16th, 2012, 8:01 am

I was going to post a long comment but skimming through those already posted, it seems other fans have already said most of what I wanted to mention. So, instead, I just want to let you know I love your story and want to reinforce a few others' points. Personally, while I did notice Taisuke is kind of a dick and Hiro's a bit spineless, I never thought much of it. I believe, at this point, they're fine as they are. Especially upon the introduction of the new angel, I thought that it was just a way for them to have an opportunity to grow as characters and in their relationship. Of course, Shyna never read past 100 pages, so I suppose he/she wouldn't know that(among other things they mentioned that have been explained already in the story).

Next, on the subject of the biblical aspect, I find it fine as is too. I've been raised Catholic and was never offended by or even thought twice about Taisuke's less than angelic personality. It's part of writing a story about characters who are angels or demons. If he was written as the typical angel there would be little room for growth and he'd just be a Gary Stu more than likely. Even if you're writing about creatures that are inherently good or evil like these, in stories you need variety. They need "humanness", which you've been giving them. I've written about angels and demons in the past, and stories get boring fast if you use their stereotypes(to readers and authors alike). Mixing up their traits is what gives them personality, individuality, and really allows your readers to still relate to them or connect with them.

Finally, in regards to various reactions the characters have had, I felt they were justified. I'd feel the same and probably react similarly were I treated like Hiro was by Haruko. I'd also have been just as pissed as Taisuke if some girl/guy I messed around with treated someone I really care about like that. And I certainly would want to stay with the people I truly care about over returning to a home I barely know.

Um... I guess I did wind up rambling a bit anyway. But I hope what I said made sense. This is actually the first time I'm leaving a comment on Smackjeeves; I felt like you needed to know that we support you. <3 Even those that don't have accounts or don't always get to stop and comment. Again, I really love your story. I can't wait for you to continue it, whether you take a break or not. And if you do, I'll wait patiently and wouldn't blame you. I'd be pretty off-put and depressed if someone insulted my story like that. You get really attached to characters/the story itself after writing it for so long.

I hope you feel better soon. *hugs* <33

Posted at July 16th, 2012, 5:38 pm

Check out this page!

I commented on pg. 100, but I feel the need to comment once again here. This one is less serious, though. Now, I could ramble on for an hour about that mean commnent and how it doesnb't matter, but instead I'm just going to throw-back to the other comments on this page. I mean, look at this! All of these die-hard supporters of your work (including me) vs. one impolite jerk-off. If that doesn't make you feel good about yourself, nothing will. Seriously, I would kill to have people support my stories like your fans support your's, so be happy and know that, with this many supporters, there's no way this is average, let alone worse than so. Btw, on the biblical angel vs. Taisuke thing, I'm a christian and I'm not insulted at all. Poetic license, ya know.

Posted at July 16th, 2012, 5:55 pm

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Whoa such long comments. xD See how much everyone likes you and your story!? Personally I find you quite impressive. Writing, drawing, and posting three comics at one time? I could never do that. I wouldn't have the courage, motivation, or creativity. Every time you post new pages I think, "how does this person do it??" I can't even think a single plot through. Yet you manage that and much more. Now, I didn't read that person's comment, but apparently they picked on the character personalities, like Hiro's helplessness and Taisuke's... disagreeableness. I'm not very fond of Taisuke myself.. but you know, if you're provoking feelings negative or positive about a character, isn't part of your job as an author already done? Besides, this is a product of your mind that you are choosing to share with us. You have no reason to censor or edit it to make it how someone else wants it. And as for Hiro and Taisuke and the story in general, they are still developing! There is still much more to be seen and more for the characters to experience and learn from.
I forgot where I was going with this but anyways thank you for sharing Fallen Angel's Love with us, and I'll see you on your other comics. Good luck with sorting everything out, and I'm looking forward to seeing how the story will progress when it resumes!

Posted at July 17th, 2012, 11:47 pm

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I am with the rest of the fans that you should pay no attention to the jerk of a commenter who bashed your work. Your comics are amazing. The storylines keep people hooked and the art is absolutely gorgeous. And you do this on an what I consider a nearly hyperdrive consistency with updating multiple pages a week, for EACH of your three comics.
Pretty much all I would have assured you on that your comic was just fine as it was has been already done by the many fans before me. They did so much better than I would have and so I refer to them all in saying that your comic is nowhere near to what that person said about it.
The little flaws in your work that you yourself criticize make your skills that much greater. It leads to you working to making the comic even better, which ultimately ends with greater exposure of your talents. I will be eagerly awaiting the time you finish your hiatus and show us all the new developments in Fallen!
(I'm kind of awkward with writing out my thoughts properly, so I hope you get the general idea of what I'm trying to say)

Posted at July 18th, 2012, 2:32 am

ff_gurl
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Heys! If it means anything, I really love your comics! <3 And your plots and drawing are not bad! Man, I couldn't draw to save my life (not even decent stickman figures!). Besides, you know that your comics are popular when you have so many loyal fans stalking you on SJ (like me, wahaha) =3

Don't bother about what some errant nincompoop said. They have an issue, not you.

Cheer up! Your fans are behind you all the way! ^-^ Take a well deserved break and don't quit on drawing! I'll personally stalk your dreams every night if you do...Kufufufu =3

Posted at July 19th, 2012, 1:54 am

LupusArktos
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hey i love this comic but is it dead or du u have not so many time for that? pleassee dont tell me it is dead.... =(

Posted at August 2nd, 2012, 3:54 am

Posted by Stef (Guest)
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Yay

I'm so glad to hear you're posting again this weekend! I love this comic and I felt so, so bad a few weeks ago when that mean and completely UNTRUE comment hurt you so badly. Please be confident in your ability to write and draw beautiful and intriguing comics that bring a lot of people happiness!

Posted at August 2nd, 2012, 10:56 pm

LupusArktos
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YAAAAAYYY some new pages *-* im sooo happpy thats not dead XD *smooocha*

Posted at August 3rd, 2012, 4:09 am

Don't give up because some people are a$$holes!

@Crimson Chains: I think his character is pretty interesting and I read him more as someone who is conflicted and confused about his own sexuality and cares very deeply about his friend/love interest even though he may have those conflicting feelings about them. He is growing and it is a difficult thing for him to come to terms with/accept and to be honest it is understandable. I don't think he is unlikable at all and to be honest I don't agree with the whole religious argument (if that is what people had mentioned, idk I didn't see the original comment) either. Angels don't all have to be perfect and demons don't all have to be evil. I honestly like that they are more like people/cultures rather than just black-and-white good and evil bullcrap because it makes it much more interesting. They are people, and some people have trouble with their sexuality (Taisuke), some people can be annoying/jerks but still give a damn about some things (Ryo), and some people are shy and have trouble admitting to the person they love that they love them (Hiro). There are sides, sure but it isn't because they are all robots but rather they are different species and have cultural and biological reasons as to why these conflicts/feelings are around.

I will have to find this comment just so I can reply to the person and give them a piece of my mind! (as well as be able to discuss their points more in-depth and such). Don't give up because some people are assholes. I don't know how long ago this occurred or if this is still relevant but I honestly am enjoying this story a lot so far and hope that you don't falter as much in the future should the trolls and assholes of the world decide to stop by to drop a comment. Keep it up! :)

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