Monday, April 1, 2013

Happy Birthday Sakura 2013!!!

Everything's gonna be all right, Sakura... by ~wishluv on deviantART

Good news or bad news first? Bad news first because that's how I like things--Chapter 69 is not yet finished but good news is that it's getting there, perhaps 90%? I was targeting a release for Sakura's birthday, a friend was visiting from the States for the past week that I haven't seen in three years. Throw social and work obligations out the window so I can finish writing Arc 4! So, I'm rather mischievous in my own way amongst people I am close to and love playing Aprils' Fools jokes, but I just don't have the heart to play any prank on you guys and have a fake chapter up. But I do admit the thought has crossed my evil mind.

I know it's Sakura's birthday, but I wanted draw sort of a canon fanart pertinent to an Arc 4 scene so it can be added to the New Trials picture book. I know I rather rushed through drawing it so I see it more as a concept art. Maybe I'll redraw from another angle some other day. How I went from drawing the pink ribbon scene in Arc 2 to this one, I do not know. Actually, I'm pretty sick of drawing S+S at the moment and really want to draw Meilin and other characters. Can't wait to finish Chapter 69 because there are so many side projects I want to do and have stalled. 

Happy Birthday Sakura 2013!!! Happy Aprils' Fool Day and Happy Easter as well!

The music spotlight this time around is an obvious choice, Sweetbox's "Everything's gonna be alright." I think I included this song some time ago on the New Trials OST playlist. The song is a quintessential 90s song, released in 1997. This was sort of therapeutic song during my high school and college years, I think, when things were tough for me. I still enjoy listening to it once in a while because you really can't go wrong with classical mixed with hip-hop.  I'm a big fan of Bach, especially Air on the G String from Suite No. 3, which is the classical piece playing the background in case you are wondering. There is another version of the song, the Reborn Version, featuring Jade, of Final Fantasy X-II fame (English singing voice of Yuna), but for this song I prefer the original Tina Harris version which is just more raw.


  1. Ha, knew if I refreshed this page enough times there was going to be an update. Now that you've posted over at dA and here, I hope that you'll comment on the fabulous fanarts that were recently added to the fandom.

    Don't worry about not having chapter 69 up yet. The fact that it's 90% complete is fantastic enough for the time being.

    I'm glad that you didn't but a fake chapter up because I think I would have had a mini heart attack and blame my computer, lol.

    ~Amethyst Beloved

    1. I was debating posting an excerpt of Chapter 69 but figured it's just better to wait a bit longer and get the whole thing. Excerpts personally drive me crazy as well. Lol. Very excited to see the new fanarts~ Actually, there seems to have been lots of activities cross-board, and really anticipate catching up. Anyhow, back to writing a few paragraphs before hitting the sack. I find it impossible to write as the week progresses and work tired me out. While I am still fairly fresh of mind...

    2. *put instead of but. Gosh, I've been making so many typos lately!

      Anyway, when ever the chapter comes out, it will be magical. And the community is doing great. Now that I've accepted poems and one-shots to the NT 100 Themes project, we'll be at 58% once I decide what prompt I will assign The Sniffing Chronicles to. We're between Opportunities and Unsettling Revelations!

  2. Yay, it's a message from Wish-chan! Now the fandom can all stop being frantic. ^_^ It's just typical how I kept checking this blog all day and didn't see any update, and the moment I was too busy to check online, boom the update happens. >.> At least it's still 8 minutes till Sakura's birthday ends for me, so I'm happy - at last April 1 seems complete :)

    I agree with Amethyst-chan. If you had posted the fake chapter, you'd find a lot of us lying sprawled on the ground having fainted from the shock. Anyway, don't worry about the chapter Wish-chan. You have given us an entire decades worth of lessons in patience, so never any complaints. Heading over to dA now....

    1. Actually, I'm too faint of heart to play a prank like that... Lol. Though I've played some pretty naughty pranks IRL in my days. Wow, a decade's worth of patience... and the sad thing is, it's an underexaggeration. Now I feel guilty for even thinking of playing a prank. Back to work-oh. ^^;

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