- Late update because of other due dates, but I managed to get this page out anyway! Thanks for waiting!!
CrowWingedAngel - Thank you, I love them too!
SJNinja - Me too! We're FINALLY getting into the inner workings of their world, one of the coolest parts, and I'm so eager to show you more. Steve doesn't know squat about these rules either, so it's going to be lots of fun making him miserable with them. Mwahaha.
NaginiFay - Thanks tons! It was a lot of work, but fun too.
Lilyka - Thank you so much for taking the time to tell me that! Getting such a positive response makes me love working on Hotarugari all the more. I'll keep at it for you! :'3
thegreatawsum1 - It's so wonderful that you notice things like that! Providing information about their world without slowing down the story sure is tricky, but I'm so pleased to know my efforts are paying off. We may have a short lecture later, but I'll try to keep it minimal. And thanks!
IndyGo - And I really want to show more of it too! It's so fun getting to share these details. In fact, Hotaru could have lost the use of his left arm PERMANENTLY if the channel had been separated completely. Lucky Yumi was there to patch him up!
(Really? I'll have to look this up! I've never played Tales of Phantasia, but Tales of Symphonia was really fun! :D)
EEVEELOVER!!! - Thank you! I'm so happy you're enjoying it!
I'm so stoked. You had mentioned that you had some sort of rules set out as to how this world functioned, but I feel like this is our first real glimpse of them. I love their interaction as always. I'll be expecting an upset Steve next page. Baby.
Really interesting world-building! I really hope to see more how mythological spirits work. That rip looks pretty severe though.
(Actually, when I look at the spirit channels inside Hotaru, it had me thinking back to Tales of Phantasia and how that had Klarth, a spirit summoner, use tattoos similarly shaped to the spirit channels you did)