Welp, page is delayed due to excessive sessions of “asshole, stop wasting MY time”.

Sorry for that guys, I know that updates are already scarce enough as is. (I also know the comic comes second to life, but still! I’ll be doing these “current status” updates sooner instead of doing what I’ve done in the past whenever an update gets blocked since keeping quiet doesn’t exactly inspire confidence.)

Thanks for being patient guys!

July 13th, 2014

[Latest Update] || [**New Readers**] || [Start of Chapter]

Tilia/Scar Lady answers the QUESTION. Also I’m one goddamn year older. /partytoothorn

Today’s incentive is an answer to ~the process~ of how I picked/designed the Chiranoble Monster Forms (featuring Raz and Cheres).  Vote to see it!

The askbox is open for your wonderful questions! And thank you for the reblogs! They help new readers find the comic.

*[Ch6, pg 30] A big failure looks smaller at a greater distance? /shrug

Hello, I'm always looking for good comics to read, so could you recommend any? They can be similar to yours or just ones you enjoy reading. C: Please and thank you!
Anonymous

"Good" can be pretty relative, anon, it really depend on what you’re looking for. I made a post a bit ago about some stuff I read/have read. Stuff I’ve enjoyed reading ranges a bit (not going to lie, I can have forgiving standards when it comes to the stuff I follow) and I’ve actually realized I haven’t read as much recently due to lack of time/energy.

I’ve probably sunk more time into videogames- and even that I’ve had less time as well due to the current projects/work I’m juggling.

So while this may be a ~bit of a copout~ anon (and because I just finished playing Drakengard 3 fuck you final boss of ending D), you can go read about NIER in this nifty Let’s Play. Or you can play the game if you’re willing.

Alternatively if you want a proper comic rec (perhaps with more specific criteria?), feel free to drop me another ask, anon!

EDIT: Wow Tumblr thanks for EATING the large one

It’s time for the DeSTRESS incentives roundup! Featuring the ones from June!

Since these are all asks and a bit lengthier here are the high-res ones:

[Ask 39 - “Preferences” + “How many Languages?”]
[Ask 40 - “What would Cheres do if Alau got hurt?”]
[Ask 41 - Bezzafrayl/Chiranoble Equality]

kaelio:

The Kickstarter for a printed volume of Devoto is now live. Please, please, please pledge if you can. I cannot overstate how humiliating it is going to be if this goes to shit. Even if you can’t donate, if we’re so much as buds, please help by reblogging so that maybe someone new can find it. I really want to be able to make something out of it and I am sure there are more people out there who might be interested.

Thank you, truly, so much. I’m grateful for all the support I have received this last quarter-decade.

Sincerely,

Anne

I don’t reblog many things but do consider supporting and/or reblogging this Kickstarter.  It’s exceptionally difficult for webcomics and especially more niche ones to step outside the internet and this one is certainly worth a look from the sheer professionalism solid dedication this author possesses.

July 6th, 2014

[Latest Update] || [**New Readers**] || [Start of Chapter]

An appeal to sympathy or some honesty? YOU DECIDE!

Today’s incentive is an answer to an ask about activities in Mionfaer, it also includes a map.  Vote to see it!

The askbox is open for your wonderful questions! And thank you for the reblogs! They help new readers find the comic.

*[Ch6, pg 29] Dunno, what could it be.

[Latest Update] || [**New Readers**] || [Start of Chapter]

Lawyer screams at judge, jury and executioner like an idiot.

Today’s incentive is an answer to an ask about Chiranoble/Bezzafrayl relations.  Vote to see it!

The askbox is open for your wonderful questions! And thank you for the reblogs! They help new readers find the comic.

*[Ch6, pg 28] This kingdom still has Pride Rock (Raz is standing on it).

Confesssion

I think I may be in love with blankd.

Don’t worry anon, I can ruin that in merely a handful of conversations on AIM/skype.

[Latest Update] || [**New Readers**] || [Start of Chapter]

Lawyer belatedly realizes he should have gone to real law school.

Today’s incentive is a (long!) answer to an ask about how Cheres would react to Alau being hurt.  Vote to see it!

The askbox is open for your wonderful questions! And thank you for the reblogs! They help new readers find the comic.

*[Ch 6, pg 27] UI tweaked from the Phoenix Wright games.

Your art is very YOU. Like, you’ve a highly distinctive style I could pick out from a whole bunch of others. I love how expressive your characters are, in terms of both facial and bodily expressions; I love how you try (and often succeed) to give variety and liveliness to your characters. Hrmmmm, also, you use thick-ish lines that I'm not sure if I really-like or kind-of-don't-like? Depends on my mood (I guess), in ways I don’t really know how to express in words (derp, sorry)???

Dohoho, thanks! I’ll keep that up then and that’s a very interesting reaction to the lines! If you get any other details that nail it down, please tell me XD

(And thanks for taking the time to reply!)

I just saw your fruit noots, and I wanted to say they are adorable! I was wondering if it'd be alright if I made a couple of your noots in my ceramics class for the woodfiring thing we're doing. I'd leave credit where necessary! They're just so cute!

Thank you and sure go for it. I’d also love to see the finished ones if it’s not too much! 8)

what is the most noticeable thing of my art style?

accursedasche:

Explain?

[Unchopped version here] (Also there was a page update earlier!)

Again, this isn’t really a tutorial but just some rambling of what I do. Apologies to anon if this is clear as coal but generally I find that working with basic shapes and larger brushes on the roughs can work well.

Other things that can help would be varying up the proportions of the face since how Cheres (row 1, column 2) looks really isn’t comparable to how Mags’ (row 2, column 1) looks.

Either way, anon I hope this the wait wasn’t too bad, and thanks for sending your question it was fun replying to it!

Preemptive not-FAQ under the cut:

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[DeSTRESS Chapter 6 Page 29 is up!] || [New Readers]

Local priest terrorizes citizen and yells at incompetent lawyer.

Today’s incentive is an answer to an ask about languages and Raz (and select other’s) preferences/types.  Vote to see it!

The askbox is open for your wonderful questions! And thank you for the reblogs! They help new readers find the comic.

*Bizarre that a man wearing a silly skull hairpin would say that.

Aaah I'm so glad you're back btw!!!
Anonymous

I’m glad to be back too, anon ;D