YourFavAnon wrote:Considering I've read all of the shit in your pastebin, it literally came as a surprise that this did not turn into sex. I would have certainly approved of either way though, of course.
Oh no no no, there will be a time and place for that later. The table must be set in order for din dins to be served.
Doomish wrote:I love and hate reading this story at the same time. I love it because you're an excellent writer and the story is very well thought-out and entertaining, and you've expanded the idea of an Akira route into a full padded-out story by having it explicitly not be an Akira route until just recently without making it FEEL padded...
The intention from the beginning was to be a full-blown story rather than just a few chapters, although the outline has drastically changed at least four times in the writing process. That is something I've been going for, though; giving Hisao a story of his own alongside his story with Akira, Tetsuo, Lilly, Hanako, and everyone else so it doesn't feel like I'm just adding in random stuff for the sake of taking up space. What I leave up to pure, dumb luck is that somehow these two stories have managed to stay intertwined along the way, rather than falling apart and leaving a wishy-washy mess.
...and I hate it because aaaaaaaaaaaarrrrggggghhhh I'm so jealous of your incredible writing talent why would you do this to me ;__;
I don't even know what to say to that, honestly. I guess the first thing I could say is that I've got an amazing editor, and an amazing proofreader to beat me around when I come up with stupid ideas, so there's no way this would be as successful as it has been without them. I don't think I'm talented, really. I mean, granted, I accept that I've improved a whole lot since that first Misha fic, but I've still got a hell of a long way to go.