Hello, to every fan still following this comic, and the new readers. Through the hiatus this comic has been under, there have been many more favs, but I'm aware my poor scheduling abilities have lost me various fans. And there's nothing I can say but: Sorry.
To clear up some confusion (and I'm sorry some people were unpleasant about this to other fans), the comic WAS in hiatus. Last semester of college proved to be too heavy for me to keep making pages, even in a once-every-two-weeks-basis, and when everything became too much, I put the comic in hiatus. The problem was that I only announced it in the comic's profile, and not with a HIATUS filler or anything of the sort. I now realize very few people read that section for updates. ^^;
Now, the semester has ended, and I will be able to work on this once more.
Will this happen again? I can't tell you whether it will or not. All I can say is that I'm taking measures to avoid it. For example, I am making several sketched-out pages these days, so the only thing needed is lineart-ing and shading. This reduces the work load a bunch, since I spend the most time in a page wondering how to arrange th panels and how to type in dialog and such. With this, I should be able to continue a once-every-two-week update rate when I go back to college.
In the meantime, for winter break, the schedule will be a page per week, nor a page every two weeks.
Once more, I am deeply sorry about the unexpected hiatus. I realize no one is paying me to do this, but you don't have an idea of how heartened I am by every fan that still reads this and encourages me, even with the smallest but most kind-hearted comment. It's wonderful to know you guys like this story, and it's always been a way for me to have fun (I'm no professional artist, nor am I on my way to becoming one: I study Biology), so it really pains me when I disappoint you guys.
That's pretty much all I can say. Also:
I'm back. I hope you continue reading and commenting. Thanks for your continued support!
Also, a few weeks ago I found out this comic has a tvtropes page. Huh.
yay! i think i actually SQUEALED when i saw this at the top of favorites as updated! Welcome bak and just to let u know i would wait forever for this comic!!<3 thank you for your hard work and not forgetting about the fans XD
Welcome back! The look on his face in the last panel is so bitter sweet, in a really sad lovely kind of way... I just realized, he has the most manly sperm the way his wives kept popping out boys. lol.
I had a very, very happy moment when I saw that you updated! Life is totally understandable, and a hiatus is always good to renew the spirit. I can't wait to see where this goes, but don't over work yourself! <3
Those people that un-faved suck. They simply don't care about your personal life and simply want to see two guys have sex. ;u;
I think your story is great, the story, the characters, the plot... everything is just so well thought out and to be perfectly honest... AMAZING.
Everything flows naturally and its just woooww. <3 I am going to keep supporting you no matter what!!
Y tambien ayuda que eres mexicana ey? ;)
jaja Creo que ya sabes quien soy ;u; siempre te hablo en ingles y en espanol. Pero todo lo que dije es la verdad y NUNCA olvides! :)
YOU'RE BAAACK! I'm so happy! I was just having a really crappy day, and then I saw that you updated and my smile just brightened! I've reread this about four times ever since the hiatus started, I think. XD I was afraid of you never coming back, but I was determined to keep this on my RSS feed!
Welcome back, and I'm excited for more updates! :3
You're back, you're back! Omg, this calls for a Disneyesque humongous song and dance number! Get the singing crabs on the phone!
Lol, this made me super happy :) I for one never gave up on you and phooey on those who did :p
Btw, those baby princes are sooo adorable. I just wanna squish their lil cheeks!
Love both your art and story. The only other one I feel this crazy about is KaitoShuno and that is a huge compliment!
I've checked this comic at least once a week ever since it went on hiatus (even though an update was unlikely till winter break) and it's back! it's back, it's back, it's back!! yes!!! i actually just recently reread the whole thing so the rest of the story is fresh in my mind! yay, waiting for more ^_^
I was so excited when I checked and saw this updated! After a long day at work it's great to see a favorite finally off Hiatus. And I for one always check the info page for updates before I look at the pages...can't wait for the next update~!
Totally understand how that goes. I only wish more people could be understand, and not be so harsh about you not updating for a while. As you said, no one is paying this. You're doing it for fun, because you want to, but you aren't obligated to do it. No one should make you feel like you "let them down" just because you have a life outside the comment. You do a beautiful job with the art and story, and I look forward to seeing how it turns out, but don't ever bite off more than you can chew! Stress is never fun.
Just repeating what everybody else has said, I bet; but no pressure. Stuff happens. In some ways, a long hiatus makes seeing a new page all the more exciting. Your love for this makes it feel special, too. Basically, nothing but love here.
I don't have an account or anything official,but I DO have this comic in my bookmarks toolbar. Been checking it every other day since you last updated, so you can imagine my happiness when the page changed. =D Thank you! (and I totally get the hiatus thing- real life takes priority over hobbies) ;)
No matter what happens I'll still look forward for your comics, so even if you're away I'll be patient.
Everyone has a life outside the net and I do too, hopefully others have other things in mind than just being here all the time.
You have a unique style that looks simple but enjoyable and fresh (i don't know if i'm making sense) but the way you tell the stories is like watching a drama, the suspence, the humor, the romance it is very lovable~
omgomgomg! ;.; *glomps* I'm sooo happy you didn't cancel doing your comic. I really really hoped you didn't, cause it's totally awesome.
I think it's thanks to my intuition that I checked the page, since I haven't for, like, 2 months, or even more ._.
and good luck at college! ^^
I have read this comic for eeever. And honestly, I was getting rather sad to see that there hadn't been anything. I really do like the twist, and I understand the heavy load that comes with college being in it myself. All I can say is kudos for coming back to it! I know I gave up on my fanfiction because I got too busy and then fell out of the fandom. But kudos to you and can't wait to see more <3
The only times I actually unfave a comic is if it hasn't been updated in a year or so. Excluding some comics that some of friends make. But if it's a comic I don't mind looking back on, then it'll be faved for as long as I remember to come back here XD
Totally don't worry about the hiatus. You weren't even really gone all that long. Life happens, and you tried to communicate to your fans about what was happening. And you came back when you could, which is the most important thing. ^_^
I started reading this comic JUST before the hiatus and I'll admit I was confused and sad, but I still checked it every day :) You've got talent and I'm just glad to see that everythings ok with you and that you're back on track! Can't WAIT for more! ^__^
I have to admit I was starting to worry something had happened to you. I'm glad you're okay and thankful for the update. While there may be some selfish jerks who don't consider your situation know that you will always have us to support you. Just don't push yourself too hard okay?
I was so overjoyed when I discovered a new comic today. I also hadn't seen the update so didn't know whether it was on hiatus or had been abandoned. So happy to discover the latter was not true, and the former was no longer the case. I look forward to other comics with great anticipation, and entirely understand the reason for the hiatus.
omg, I was just clicking through my bookmarks not expecting anything and then BAM. I'm so happy to have you back! I understand how rough things can get... I can hardly even get a worthwhile doodle out let alone comics... :c AND THAT TV TROPES PAGE IS AMAZING. You're, like, famous. That stuff is legit, man. <3
My friend had posted that there was in update and I yelled in excitement... Than my mum got mad that I yelled and I'm like "MUM! MUM! THE LITTLE MERMAN UPDATED!!!" Her face was priceless:".__. the little what?"
So excited when I opened this for the bazillionth time and realized there was a new page! XD I Forgive you! And I know how hard it is with school...It sucks...but you gotta do what you gotta do. ;)So An awesome page. I'm looking forward to the next pages. Great Job! XD XD I'm uber excited!